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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692005/an-extension-study-of-pf-05280586-a-potential-rituximab-biosimilar-versus-rituximab-in-subjects-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Stanley B Cohen, Rubén Burgos-Vargas, Paul Emery, Bo Jin, Carol Cronenberger, María-Dolores Vázquez-Abad
OBJECTIVE: This extension study provided continued treatment to subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis who had participated for ≥16 weeks in a pharmacokinetic similarity study of PF-05280586 (potential rituximab biosimilar). Objectives were to evaluate overall pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, immunogenicity, safety, and tolerability of PF-05280586 after transition from a licensed rituximab product to PF-05280586, and followup of biomarker and efficacy assessments. METHODS: Subjects were offered ≤3 additional courses of treatment of PF-05280586, with or without a single transition from rituximab EU (rituximab-EU) or US (rituximab-US) to PF-05280586...
April 25, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691971/hydroxychloroquine-may-be-associated-with-reduced-risk-of-coronary-artery-diseases-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#2
Yao-Min Hung, Yu-Hsun Wang, Lichi Lin, Paul Yung Pou Wang, Jeng-Yuan Chiou, James Cheng-Chung Wei
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) usage is associated with incidental risk of coronary artery diseases (CAD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: The Longitudinal Health Insurance Database in Taiwan was used. The study cohort comprised of 1104 newly diagnosed RA patients between 2001-2010, and patients were followed until 31 December 2011. Patients with history of CAD before RA diagnosis were excluded...
April 24, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691919/impact-of-different-assumptions-on-estimates-of-childhood-diseases-obtained-from-health-care-data-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Osemeke U Osokogu, Alexandra Pacurariu, Mees Mosseveld, Peter Rijnbeek, Daniel Weibel, Katia Verhamme, Miriam C J M Sturkenboom
PURPOSE: Accurate estimates of disease incidence in children are required to support pediatric drug development. Analysis of electronic health care records (EHR) may yield such estimates but pediatric-specific methods are lacking. We aimed to understand the impact of assumptions regarding duration of disease episode and length of run-in period on incidence estimates from EHRs. METHODS: Children aged 0 to 17 years (5-17 years for asthma) registered in the Integrated Primary Care Information database between 2002 and 2014 were studied...
April 24, 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691840/cost-effectiveness-of-population-based-vascular-disease-screening-and-intervention-in-men-from-the-viborg-vascular-viva-trial
#4
R Søgaard, J S Lindholt
BACKGROUND: Population-based screening and intervention for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and hypertension was recently reported to reduce the relative risk of mortality among Danish men by 7 per cent. The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of vascular screening versus usual care (ad hoc primary care-based risk assessment) from a national health service perspective. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness evaluation was conducted alongside an RCT involving all men from a region in Denmark (50 156) who were allocated to screening (25 078) or no screening (25 078) and followed for up to 5 years...
April 25, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691803/association-of-beta-blockers-with-survival-on-patients-presenting-with-acs-treated-with-pci-a-propensity-score-analysis-from-the-bleemacs-registry
#5
Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Dario Celentani, Alessandro Brustio, Alberto Grosso, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubín, Emad Abu-Assi, Jose Paulo Simao Henriques, Jorge Saucedo, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Stephen B Wilton, Wouter J Kikkert, Iván Nuñez-Gil, Albert Ariza-Sole, Xiantao Song, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christoph Liebetrau, Tetsuma Kawaji, Zenon Huczek, Shao-Ping Nie, Toshiharu Fujii, Luis Correia, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, José María García-Acuña, Danielle Southern, Emilio Alfonso, Belén Terol, Alberto Garay, Dongfeng Zhang, Yalei Chen, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Neriman Osman, Helge Möllmann, Hiroki Shiomi, Michal Kowara, Krzysztof Filipiak, Xiao Wang, Yan Yan, Jing-Yao Fan, Yuji Ikari, Takuya Nakahayshi, Kenji Sakata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Oliver Kalpak, Sasko Kedev, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'Amico, Fiorenzo Gaita
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate prognostic value of beta-blocker (BB) administration in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) patients in the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) era. METHODS AND RESULTS: The BleeMACS project is a multicenter, observational, retrospective registry enrolling patients with ACS worldwide in 15 hospitals. Patients discharged with BB therapy were compared to those discharged without a BB before and after propensity score with matching...
April 24, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691773/etelcalcetide-for-treating-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-an-evidence-review-group-evaluation-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Micah Rose, Jonathan Shepherd, Petra Harris, Karen Pickett, Joanne Lord
The manufacturer of the calcimimetic drug etelcalcetide was invited to make an evidence submission as part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Single Technology Appraisal (STA) programme. Within this submission, they reported evidence on the clinical and cost effectiveness of etelcalcetide for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on haemodialysis. The Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC), part of the Wessex Institute at the University of Southampton, was the independent Evidence Review Group (ERG) commissioned to appraise the company's submission...
April 25, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691767/prognostic-impact-of-final-kissing-balloon-technique-after-crossover-stenting-for-the-left-main-coronary-artery-from-the-aoi-lmca-registry
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Koji Nishida, Mamoru Toyofuku, Takeshi Morimoto, Masanobu Ohya, Yasushi Fuku, Hirooki Higami, Kyohei Yamaji, Hiromi Muranishi, Yuhei Yamaji, Daisuke Furukawa, Tomohisa Tada, Euihong Ko, Kazushige Kadota, Kenji Ando, Hiroki Sakamoto, Takashi Tamura, Kazuya Kawai, Takeshi Kimura
It is still uncertain whether the final kissing balloon technique (FKBT) is mandatory after crossover stenting for the left main coronary artery (LMCA). Assessing Optimal Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for LMCA (AOI-LMCA) registry, a 6-center retrospective registry, enrolled 1809 consecutive patients for LMCA stenting in Japan. In the present analysis, 5-year clinical outcomes were compared between non-FKBT (n = 160) and FKBT (n = 578) groups in patients treated with crossover stenting with drug-eluting stents from the LMCA to the left anterior descending artery...
April 24, 2018: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691762/object-width-modulates-object-based-attentional-selection
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Joseph C Nah, Marco Neppi-Modona, Lars Strother, Marlene Behrmann, Sarah Shomstein
Visual input typically includes a myriad of objects, some of which are selected for further processing. While these objects vary in shape and size, most evidence supporting object-based guidance of attention is drawn from paradigms employing two identical objects. Importantly, object size is a readily perceived stimulus dimension, and whether it modulates the distribution of attention remains an open question. Across four experiments, the size of the objects in the display was manipulated in a modified version of the two-rectangle paradigm...
April 24, 2018: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691761/open-tibial-inlay-pcl-reconstruction-surgical-technique-and-clinical-outcomes
#9
REVIEW
Evan E Vellios, Kristofer J Jones, David R McAllister
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current literature on clinical outcomes following open tibial inlay posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction and provide the reader with a detailed description of the author's preferred surgical technique. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite earlier biomechanical studies which demonstrated superiority of the PCL inlay technique when compared to transtibial techniques, recent longitudinal cohort studies have shown no significant differences in clinical or functional outcomes at 10-year follow-up...
April 24, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691706/low-concentrations-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-long-term-prognosis-of-copd-a-prospective-cohort-study
#10
Gitte Færk, Yunus Çolak, Shoaib Afzal, Børge G Nordestgaard
Role and importance of vitamin D deficiency in long-term prognosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) still remains undetermined. We tested the hypothesis that among individuals with COPD, those with low concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have a poorer prognosis compared to those with normal concentrations. We studied 35,153 individuals from the general population aged 20-100 years with 25-hydroxyvitamin D measurements and spirometry, the Copenhagen City Heart Study [median follow-up 21 years (range 13 days-36 years)] and the Copenhagen General Population Study [7...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691703/who-are-the-anonymous-involvement-and-predictors-of-gamblers-anonymous-attendance-among-disordered-gamblers-presenting-for-treatment
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Daniel S McGrath, Hyoun S Kim, David C Hodgins, Christine Novitsky, Hermano Tavares
Gamblers Anonymous is the most widely available form of support for disordered gambling. Although chapters exist worldwide, knowledge of how attendees interact with the program is limited. The present study aimed to investigate involvement in Gamblers Anonymous among attendees, motives for attendance, and overall satisfaction with the program. Furthermore, potential gambling-related predictors of attendance versus deciding not to attend Gamblers Anonymous were investigated. A treatment-seeking sample of disordered gamblers (N = 512) from São Paulo, Brazil completed a series of self-report measures including an author-compiled Gamblers Anonymous survey...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Gambling Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691647/ecological-drivers-and-reproductive-consequences-of-non-kin-cooperation-by-ant-queens
#12
Brian R Haney, Jennifer H Fewell
The fitness consequences of joining a group are highly dependent on ecological context, especially for non-kin. To assess the relationships between cooperation and environment, we examined variation in colony reproductive success for a harvester ant species that nests either solitarily or with multiple, unrelated queens, a social strategy known as primary polygyny. We measured the reproductive investment of colonies of solitary versus social nesting types at two sites, one with primarily single-queen colonies, and the other with a majority of polygynous nests...
April 24, 2018: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691623/minimally-invasive-versus-open-treatment-for-benign-sporadic-insulinoma-comparison-of-short-term-and-long-term-outcomes
#13
Giulio Belfiori, Dominik Wiese, Stefano Partelli, Sabine Wächter, Elisabeth Maurer, Stefano Crippa, Massimo Falconi, Detlef K Bartsch
BACKGROUND: Benign insulinoma is the most common functioning neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas, and its incidence is estimated at 0.4%. The treatment of choice is organ-preserving resection. The aim of this study was to compare short-term and long-term outcomes of minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic enucleation (MIC-EN) and open enucleation (O-EN) for sporadic benign insulinoma. METHODS: A retrospective bi-institutional analysis of 71 patients who underwent an enucleation for sporadic benign insulinoma between 2003 and 2016 was performed...
April 24, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691619/quantitative-multiparametric-mr-analysis-of-small-renal-lesions-correlation-with-surgical-pathology
#14
Motoyo Yano, Kathryn J Fowler, Santip Srisuwan, Amber Salter, Cary L Siegel
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the utility of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), chemical shift signal intensity index (SII), and contrast enhancement in distinguishing between benign lesions and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and between subtypes of renal lesions. METHODS: This retrospective study included 98 renal lesions (≤ 3 cm) on MRI with correlative surgical pathology. Scanner field strength, lesion location, and size were recorded. Two readers blinded to surgical pathology independently measured ADC ratio (ADC lesion/ADC non-lesion kidney), SII, and absolute/relative enhancement in the corticomedullary and nephrographic phases of contrast...
April 24, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691618/patients-with-an-achilles-tendon-re-rupture-have-long-term-functional-deficits-in-function-and-worse-patient-reported-outcome-than-primary-ruptures
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Olof Westin, Katarina Nilsson Helander, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Kristian Samuelsson, Annelie Brorsson, Jón Karlsson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to perform a long-term follow-up of patients treated for an Achilles tendon re-rupture, using established outcome measurements for tendon structure, lower extremity function and symptoms, and to compare the results with those for the uninjured side. A secondary aim was to compare the outcome with that of patients treated for primary ruptures. The hypotheses were that patients with a re-rupture recover well, and have similar long-term outcome as primary ruptures...
April 24, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691592/-minimally-invasive-vs-open-partial-nephrectomy-perioperative-success-and-complication-rates
#16
A Boy, J Hein, M Bollow, D Lazica, A Roosen, B Ubrig
BACKGROUND: Solid renal masses are increasingly treated with nephron-sparing surgery. As in other uro-oncological surgical techniques, minimally invasive and robotic-assisted techniques are becoming increasingly popular. OBJECTIVES: The perioperative results from minimally invasive nephron-sparing surgery versus open surgery were retrospectively compared. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our single center retrospective study, all patients who underwent nephron-sparing tumor excision between 2006 and 2016 were divided into two groups (group O = open approach and group M = minimally invasive approach)...
April 24, 2018: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691471/baricitinib-induced-blockade-of-interferon-gamma-receptor-and-interleukin-6-receptor-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-graft-versus-host-disease
#17
Jaebok Choi, Matthew L Cooper, Karl Staser, Kidist Ashami, Kiran R Vij, Bing Wang, Lynne Marsala, Jessica Niswonger, Julie Ritchey, Bader Alahmari, Samuel Achilefu, Ikuo Tsunoda, Mark A Schroeder, John F DiPersio
The therapeutic benefits of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) are derived from the graft-versus-leukemia (GvL) effects of the procedure. There is a strong association between the GvL effects and graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), a major life-threatening complication of allo-HSCT. The limiting of GvHD while maintaining the GvL effect remains the goal of allo-HSCT. Therefore, identifying optimal therapeutic targets to selectively suppress GvHD while maintaining the GvL effects represents a significant unmet medical need...
April 2, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691338/the-efficacy-of-the-interferon-alpha-beta-response-versus-arboviruses-is-temperature-dependent
#18
Whitney C Lane, Matthew D Dunn, Christina L Gardner, L K Metthew Lam, Alan M Watson, Amy L Hartman, Kate D Ryman, William B Klimstra
Interferon alpha/beta (IFN-α/β) is a critical mediator of protection against most viruses, with host survival frequently impossible in its absence. Many studies have investigated the pathways involved in the induction of IFN-α/β after virus infection and the resultant upregulation of antiviral IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) through IFN-α/β receptor complex signaling. However, other than examining the effects of genetic deletion of induction or effector pathway components, little is known regarding the functionality of these responses in intact hosts and whether host genetic or environmental factors might influence their potency...
April 24, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691303/therapy-of-endocrine-disease-denosumab-versus-bisphosphonates-for-the-treatment-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#19
Athanasios D Anastasilakis, Stergios A Polyzos, Polyzois Makras
The most widely used medications for the treatment of osteoporosis are currently bisphosphonates and denosumab. Both are antiresorptives, thus targeting the osteoclast and inhibiting bone resorption. Denosumab achieves greater suppression of bone turnover and greater increases of bone mineral density (BMD) at all skeletal sites, both in naïve and pre-treated patients. No superiority on fracture risk reduction has been documented so far. In long-term administration, bisphosphonates reach a plateau in BMD response after 2-3 years, especially at the hip, while BMD increases progressively for as long as denosumab is administered...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691230/using-indirect-measures-to-identify-geographic-hot-spots-of-poor-glycemic-control-cross-sectional-comparisons-with-an-a1c-registry
#20
David C Lee, Qun Jiang, Bahman P Tabaei, Brian Elbel, Christian A Koziatek, Kevin J Konty, Winfred Y Wu
OBJECTIVE: Focusing health interventions in places with suboptimal glycemic control can help direct resources to neighborhoods with poor diabetes-related outcomes, but finding these areas can be difficult. Our objective was to use indirect measures versus a gold standard, population-based A1C registry to identify areas of poor glycemic control. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Census tracts in New York City were characterized by race, ethnicity, income, poverty, education, diabetes-related emergency visits, inpatient hospitalizations, and proportion of adults with diabetes having poor glycemic control, based on A1C >9...
April 24, 2018: Diabetes Care
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