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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793090/prevalence-of-erectile-dysfunction-oral-drugs-use-in-a-city-of-southern-brazil
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Daniel Vanti Duarte, María Clara Restrepo-Méndez, Mariângela Freitas da Silveira
The last decade has seen a breakthrough in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) with the advent of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors. There are few population-based observational studies on the prevalence of use of these drugs. We conducted a cross-sectional population-based study in the city of Pelotas (Brazil). Our sample comprised 1,082 men aged 20 years or older who answered a confidential and self-administered questionnaire. Prevalence of EDD use was 5% (IC95% = 4%;7%). ED and advanced age were strongly associated with a higher prevalence of EDD use...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783106/melanin-based-contrast-agents-for-biomedical-optoacoustic-imaging-and-theranostic-applications
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REVIEW
Dario Livio Longo, Rachele Stefania, Silvio Aime, Alexander Oraevsky
Optoacoustic imaging emerged in early 1990s as a new biomedical imaging technology that generates images by illuminating tissues with short laser pulses and detecting resulting ultrasound waves. This technique takes advantage of the spectroscopic approach to molecular imaging, and delivers high-resolution images in the depth of tissue. Resolution of the optoacoustic imaging is scalable, so that biomedical systems from cellular organelles to large organs can be visualized and, more importantly, characterized based on their optical absorption coefficient, which is proportional to the concentration of absorbing chromophores...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770183/antidiabetic-effects-of-gastric-banding-surgery-in-morbidly-obese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yu-Jeng Kim, Ha-Neul Choi, Hong-Chan Lee, Jung-Eun Yim
This study was performed to investigate the effect of gastric banding surgery on the improvement of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) of morbidly obese (MO) patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with the consideration that obesity was associated with insulin resistance and T2DM. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 38 MO with T2DM patients and 50 MO patients. Pre-surgery and post-surgery data were analyzed a year later. The medical data from these patients, including sex, age, height, weight, body composition, HbA1c, triglyceride, total cholesterol, aspartate transaminase (AST), and alanine transaminase (ALT) were measured...
July 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769807/hurdles-in-basic-science-translation
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Christina J Perry, Andrew J Lawrence
In the past century there have been incredible advances in the field of medical research, but what hinders translation of this knowledge into effective treatment for human disease? There is an increasing focus on the failure of many research breakthroughs to be translated through the clinical trial process and into medical practice. In this mini review, we will consider some of the reasons that findings in basic medical research fail to become translated through clinical trials and into basic medical practices...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765464/the-effect-of-new-oral-care-technologies-on-the-need-for-dentists-in-2040
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Peter M Milgrom, Jeremy A Horst
This article addresses changes in technology of oral self-care or professional care that may increase or decrease the demand for dentists by 2040. The focus is on dental caries, periodontitis, and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), as the first two are the main areas of current practice and because TMD is an area for growth. To address this question, the authors examined the scientific literature and government registries to identify recent or soon-to-be-available technologies. They also examined the state of translational efficiency, dissemination, and adoption of advances into dental practice...
August 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760896/evaluation-of-posaconazole-serum-concentrations-from-delayed-release-tablets-in-patients-at-high-risk-for-fungal-infections
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Alan Chin, Steven A Pergam, David N Fredricks, Andrew N Hoofnagle, Kelsey K Baker, Rupali Jain
Purpose: To determine the frequency of patients who achieved a therapeutic drug level after receiving posaconazole (PCZ) delayed release tablets (DRT) for prophylaxis or treatment of invasive fungal infections (IFIs), and to examine the effect of demographic traits and treatment characteristics on PCZ serum levelsMethods: A retrospective single-center study was conducted on high-risk inpatients at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) that obtained PCZ for either treatment or prophylaxis from August 1(st) 2014 and August 31(st), 2015...
July 31, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759346/antiemetics-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Paul J Hesketh, Mark G Kris, Ethan Basch, Kari Bohlke, Sally Y Barbour, Rebecca Anne Clark-Snow, Michael A Danso, Kristopher Dennis, L Lee Dupuis, Stacie B Dusetzina, Cathy Eng, Petra C Feyer, Karin Jordan, Kimberly Noonan, Dee Sparacio, Mark R Somerfield, Gary H Lyman
Purpose To update the ASCO guideline for antiemetics in oncology. Methods ASCO convened an Expert Panel and conducted a systematic review of the medical literature for the period of November 2009 to June 2016. Results Forty-one publications were included in this systematic review. A phase III randomized controlled trial demonstrated that adding olanzapine to antiemetic prophylaxis reduces the likelihood of nausea among adult patients who are treated with high emetic risk antineoplastic agents. Randomized controlled trials also support an expanded role for neurokinin 1 receptor antagonists in patients who are treated with chemotherapy...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744772/breakthrough-pain-management-with-sublingual-fentanyl-tablets-in-patients-with-cancer-age-subgroup-analysis-of-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Jordi Guitart, María Isabel Vargas, Vicente De Sanctis, Jordi Folch, Rafael Salazar, José Fuentes, Joan Coma, Julia Ferreras, Jordi Moya, Albert Tomás, Pere Estivill, Francisco Rodelas, Antonio Javier Jiménez, Almudena Sanz
INTRODUCTION: Breakthrough pain (BTP) management in patients with cancer is challenging, especially in the elderly. However, no studies examining the influence of age on BTP medication have been conducted. The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of sublingual fentanyl tablets (SFTs) in terms of efficacy, safety, and quality of life in two age categories. METHODS: We performed age subgroup analyses (<65 and ≥65 years) from a recently completed study conducted in Spain...
July 25, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737885/classics-in-chemical-neuroscience-memantine
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Shahrina Alam, Kaelyn Skye Lingenfelter, Aaron M Bender, Craig W Lindsley
Memantine was the first breakthrough medication for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, and represents a fundamentally new mechanism of action (moderate-affinity, uncompetitive, voltage-dependent, N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that exhibits fast on/off kinetics) to modulate glutamatergic dysfunction. Since its approval by the FDA in 2003, memantine, alone, and in combination with donepezil, has improved patient outcomes in terms of cognition, behavioral disturbances, daily functioning and delaying time to institutionalization...
July 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716338/changing-innovation-into-a-registered-product-from-concept-to-regulatory-approval
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Linda Rhodes
Innovation in animal health pharmaceuticals is important to address unmet and underserved medical needs, and often comes from products initially developed for human medicine. The purpose of the review is to help readers understand how breakthroughs from human biotechnology may be developed for use in veterinary medicine, while understanding the key drivers to success, the difficulties of regulatory approval, and the realistic risks and rewards of developing applications for animals. The types of human drugs which may be useful for veterinary applications are reviewed, including examples...
July 6, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716109/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteremia-in-febrile-neutropenic-children-and-adolescents-with-the-impact-of-antibiotic-resistance-a-retrospective-study
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Hyo Sup Kim, Bo Kyoung Park, Seong Koo Kim, Seung Beom Han, Jae Wook Lee, Dong-Gun Lee, Nack-Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Dae Chul Jeong, Jin Han Kang
BACKGROUND: Although the proportion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections has reduced after the introduction of antibiotics with anti-pseudomonal effects, P. aeruginosa bacteremia still causes high mortality in immunocompromised patients. This study determined the clinical characteristics and outcomes of P. aeruginosa bacteremia and the antibiotic susceptibilities of strains isolated from febrile neutropenic patients. METHODS: Thirty-one febrile neutropenic children and adolescents with underlying hematologic/oncologic disorders diagnosed with P...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711749/validation-of-the-korean-version-of-the-breakthrough-pain-assessment-tool-in-cancer-patients
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Jinyoung Shin, Sung Jung Cho, Jungkwon Lee, Youn Seon Choi
CONTEXT: Breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP) has not been properly evaluated and treated because there are relatively few available measurements. The breakthrough pain assessment tool (BAT) is currently recognized as a brief, multidimensional, and reliable measurement. OBJECTIVES: To validate the Korean version of the BAT (BAT-K) in adult cancer patients METHODS: We conducted a forward-backward translation and cross-cultural equivalence test. The psychometric properties with 120 cancer patients were assessed using factor analysis, reliability, and validity...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695442/fistula-first-initiative-historical-impact-on-vascular-access-practice-patterns-and-influence-on-future-vascular-access-care
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Timmy Lee
The vascular access is the lifeline for the hemodialysis patient. In the United States, the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) has been influential in improving use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) in prevalent hemodialysis patients. Currently, prevalent AVF rates are near the goal of 66% set forth by the original FFBI. However, central venous catheter (CVC) rates remain very high in the United States in patients initiating hemodialysis, nearly exceeding 80%. A new direction of the of the FFBI has focused on strategies to reduce CVC use, and subsequently the FFBI has now been renamed the "Fistula First-Catheter Last Initiative"...
July 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695243/cns-metabolism-in-high-risk-drug-abuse-insights-gained-from-1-h-31-p-mrs-and-pet
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REVIEW
S Bodea
BACKGROUND: High-risk drug consumption is a matter of great concern for public health actors in industrialised countries. The latest trends show a market tendency towards diversification and increasing demand for high-purity synthetic drugs. While most consumers seek medical help after cannabis use, it is high-risk drugs like cocaine, heroin and amphetamines that account for most of the 1000 drug-related deaths that occur in Germany every year. PURPOSE: This article presents the most prominent in vivo cerebral metabolic information in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine users provided by MRI spectroscopy and PET imaging...
July 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690642/breakthrough-attacks-in-patients-with-hereditary-angioedema-receiving-long-term-prophylaxis-are-responsive-to-icatibant-findings-from-the-icatibant-outcome-survey
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Werner Aberer, Marcus Maurer, Laurence Bouillet, Andrea Zanichelli, Teresa Caballero, Hilary J Longhurst, Amandine Perrin, Irmgard Andresen
BACKGROUND: Patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE) due to C1-inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) experience recurrent attacks of cutaneous or submucosal edema that may be frequent and severe; prophylactic treatments can be prescribed to prevent attacks. However, despite the use of long-term prophylaxis (LTP), breakthrough attacks are known to occur. We used data from the Icatibant Outcome Survey (IOS) to evaluate the characteristics of breakthrough attacks and the effectiveness of icatibant as a treatment option...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685051/personalized-medicine-could-transform-healthcare
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Sunil Mathur, Joseph Sutton
Personalized medicine (PM) is about tailoring a treatment as individualized as the disease. The approach relies on identifying genetic, epigenomic, and clinical information that allows the breakthroughs in our understanding of how a person's unique genomic portfolio makes them vulnerable to certain diseases. PM approach is a complete extension of traditional approach (One-Size-Fits-All) to increasing our ability to predict which medical treatments will be safe and effective for individual patient, and which ones will not be, based on the patient's unique genetic profile...
July 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684311/hippo-effector-yap-directly-regulates-the-expression-of-pd-l1-transcripts-in-egfr-tki-resistant-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Byung Soo Lee, Dong Il Park, Da Hye Lee, Jeong Eun Lee, Min-Kyung Yeo, Yeon Hee Park, Dae Sik Lim, Wonyoung Choi, Da Hye Lee, Geon Yoo, Han-Byul Kim, Dahyun Kang, Jae Young Moon, Sung Soo Jung, Ju Ock Kim, Sang Yeon Cho, Hee Sun Park, Chaeuk Chung
Developments of EGFR-TKI and immunotherapy targeting the PD1/PD-L1 pathway are considered most important medical breakthroughs in lung cancer treatment. Nowadays, 3rd generation EGFR TKI is widely used for T790M positive 1st and 2nd EGFR-TKI resistant lung cancer patients. Immunotherapy is powerful option for lung cancer patients without drug targets and chemotherapy resistant patients. It also has changed the concept of conventional anti-cancer therapy in the point of regulating tumor microenvironment. There are many studies linking these two important pathways...
July 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682859/multidisciplinary-interventions-and-continuous-quality-improvement-to-reduce-unplanned-extubation-in-adult-intensive-care-units-a-15-year-experience
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chung-Han Ho, Chin-Ming Chen, Willy Chou
We conduct a retrospective study of patients with unplanned extubation (UE) in adult intensive care units (ICU) at a medical center. In 2001, a multidisciplinary team of intensivists, senior residents, nurses, and respiratory therapists was established at Chi Mei Medical Center. The improvement interventions, implemented between 2001 and 2015, were organized around 8 key areas: standardizing procedures, improving communication skills, revising sedation and weaning protocols, changing strategies for restraints, establishing a task force for identifying and managing high-risk patients, using new quality-improvement models as breakthrough series and team resource management, using the strategy of accountability without assigning blame, and changing a new method to secure endotracheal tube...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679666/anticipating-the-emergence-of-infectious-diseases
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Tobias S Brett, John M Drake, Pejman Rohani
In spite of medical breakthroughs, the emergence of pathogens continues to pose threats to both human and animal populations. We present candidate approaches for anticipating disease emergence prior to large-scale outbreaks. Through use of ideas from the theories of dynamical systems and stochastic processes we develop approaches which are not specific to a particular disease system or model, but instead have general applicability. The indicators of disease emergence detailed in this paper can be classified into two parallel approaches: a set of early-warning signals based around the theory of critical slowing down and a likelihood-based approach...
July 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674714/genexpert-technology-a-breakthrough-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pericarditis-and-pleuritis-in-less-than-2-hours
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Muhammad Saeed, Mobeen Ahmad, Shagufta Iram, Saba Riaz, Mehwish Akhtar, Maleeha Aslam
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic validity of GeneXpert for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in pericardial and pleural effusions samples. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted at the Mycobacteriology Laboratory, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. A total of 286 (158 pleural and 128 pericardial fluids) samples were received from tuberculosis (TB) suspects between January 2014 and August 2016. Every sample was processed for Ziehl-Neelsen (Zn) smear, Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) culture, GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay according to standard protocols...
July 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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