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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148208/comparison-of-long-term-outcome-in-anthracycline-related-versus-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-a-single-centre-experience
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Alessandra Fornaro, Iacopo Olivotto, Luigi Rigacci, Mauro Ciaccheri, Benedetta Tomberli, Cecilia Ferrantini, Raffaele Coppini, Francesca Girolami, Francesco Mazzarotto, Marco Chiostri, Massimo Milli, Niccolò Marchionni, Gabriele Castelli
AIMS: Cardiac dysfunction is a severe complication of anthracycline-containing anticancer therapy. The outcome of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (AICM) compared with other non-ischaemic causes of heart failure (HF), such as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), is unresolved. The aim of this study was to compare the survival of AICM patients with an IDCM cohort followed at our centre from 1990 to 2016. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included 67 patients (67% female, 50 ± 15 years) with AICM, defined as onset of otherwise unexplained left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤50% following anthracycline therapy, and 488 IDCM patients (28% female, 55 ± 12 years)...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146652/dynamic-treatment-selection-and-modification-for-personalised-blood-pressure-therapy-using-a-markov-decision-process-model-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Sung Eun Choi, Margaret L Brandeau, Sanjay Basu
OBJECTIVE: Personalised medicine seeks to select and modify treatments based on individual patient characteristics and preferences. We sought to develop an automated strategy to select and modify blood pressure treatments, incorporating the likelihood that patients with different characteristics would benefit from different types of medications and dosages and the potential severity and impact of different side effects among patients with different characteristics. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We developed a Markov decision process (MDP) model to incorporate meta-analytic data and estimate the optimal treatment for maximising discounted lifetime quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) based on individual patient characteristics, incorporating medication adjustment choices when a patient incurs side effects...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146534/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143898/the-multidisciplinary-approach-to-localized-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Hiral D Parekh, Jason Starr, Thomas J George
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma 2030 (PCa) is predicted to be the second leading cause of cancer death in USA by 2030. To date, attempts at early detection have been unsuccessful. Therapies for resectable PCa include surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy. Unfortunately, most patients with PCa present with advanced disease and thus only 20% of patients are potentially resectable upon presentation. Improved surgical techniques along with adjuvant combination chemotherapy have improved outcomes for patients with resectable disease...
November 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143625/trends-in-hepatitis-b-virus-testing-practices-and-management-in-hiv-clinics-across-sub-saharan-africa
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Patrick A Coffie, Matthias Egger, Michael J Vinikoor, Marcel Zannou, Lameck Diero, Akouda Patassi, Mark H Kuniholm, Moussa Seydi, Guillaume Bado, Ponsiano Ocama, Monique I Andersson, Eugène Messou, Albert Minga, Philippa Easterbrook, Kathryn Anastos, François Dabis, Gilles Wandeler
BACKGROUND: Approximately 8% of HIV-infected individuals are co-infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Knowledge of HBV status is important to guide optimal selection of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and monitor/prevent liver-related complications. We describe changes in testing practices and management of HBV infection over a 3-year period in HIV clinics across SSA. METHODS: A medical chart review was conducted in large urban HIV treatment centers in Côte d'Ivoire (3 sites), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zambia (1 site each)...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142980/effectiveness-of-multifaceted-care-approach-on-adverse-clinical-outcomes-in-nondiabetic-ckd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Aminu K Bello, Bilal Qarni, Arian Samimi, Julius Okel, Trish Chatterley, Ikechi G Okpechi, Ben Vandermeer, Branko Braam
Introduction: The risk of major adverse events associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) could potentially be reduced with effective medical interventions. The impact of multifaceted interventions as compared with usual care in patients with nondiabetic CKD is unclear. We performed a systematic review to analyze the impact of multifaceted interventions on reducing the risk of major adverse events in this population. Methods: Systematic review and meta-analysis...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140288/capillary-electrophoresis-hyphenated-with-mass-spectrometry-for-determination-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-drugs-in-clinical-urine-samples
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Katarína Maráková, Juraj Piešťanský, Zuzana Zelinková, Peter Mikuš
Azathioprine is the main thiopurine drug used in the treatment of immune-based inflammations of gastrointestinal tract. For the purpose of therapy control and optimization, effective and reliable analytical methods for a rapid drug monitoring in biological fluids are essential. Here, we developed a separation method based on the capillary electrophoresis (CE) hyphenated with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for the simultaneous determination of azathioprine and its selected metabolites (6-thioguanine, 6-mercaptopurine, and 6-methylmercaptopurine) as well as other co-medicated drugs (mesalazine, prednisone, and allopurinol)...
November 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139550/long-term-clinical-and-echocardiographic-outcomes-of-mitraclip-therapy-in-patients-non-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization
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Valerio L Giaimo, Paolo Zappulla, Arianna Cirasa, Donatella Tempio, Maria Sanfilippo, Giulia Rapisarda, Danilo Trovato, Angelo Di Grazia, Claudio Liotta, Carmelo Grasso, Davide Capodanno, Corrado Tamburino, Valeria Calvi
OBJECTIVES: This study deals clinical and echocardiographic outcomes in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) non-responders patients undergoing Mitraclip procedure. BACKGROUND: Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) occurs in approximately one-third of heart failure (HF) patients. Resynchronization therapy may correct FMR in patients with HF, however significant FMR persists in 20-25% of CRT patients. METHODS: All patients included were previously treated with CRT for at least 6 months and remained classified as New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III or IV despite optimal medical therapy; the echocardiographic assessment showed lack of decrease of the left ventricular end systolic volume (LVESV) of at least 10% and residual moderate-to-severe or severe FMR...
November 15, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138528/the-predictive-value-of-pitx2-dna-methylation-for-high-risk-breast-cancer-therapy-current-guidelines-medical-needs-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Michaela Aubele, Manfred Schmitt, Rudolf Napieralski, Stefan Paepke, Johannes Ettl, Magdalena Absmaier, Viktor Magdolen, John Martens, John A Foekens, Olaf G Wilhelm, Marion Kiechle
High-risk breast cancer comprises distinct tumor entities such as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) which is characterized by lack of estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) and the HER2 receptor and breast malignancies which have spread to more than three lymph nodes. For such patients, current (inter)national guidelines recommend anthracycline-based chemotherapy as the standard of care, but not all patients do equally benefit from such a chemotherapy. To further improve therapy decision-making, predictive biomarkers are of high, so far unmet, medical need...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138270/low-and-high-renin-heart-failure-phenotypes-with-clinical-implications
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Noemi Pavo, Georg Goliasch, Raphael Wurm, Johannes Novak, Guido Strunk, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Marko Poglitsch, Marcus D Säemann, Martin Hülsmann
BACKGROUND: Blockade of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) represents a main strategy in the therapy of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), but the role of active renin concentration (ARC) for guiding therapy in the presence of an RAS blockade remains to be established. This study assessed angiotensin profiles of HFrEF patients with distinct RAS activations as reflected by ARC. METHODS: Two cohorts of stable chronic HFrEF patients on optimal medical treatment (OMT) were enrolled...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136338/the-perspectives-of-medical-specialists-from-different-disciplines-on-the-management-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-an-interview-study
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David J Tunnicliffe, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Jonathan C Craig, Shilpanjali Jesudason, Peter Tugwell, Ming-Wei Lin, Sean G O'Neill, Daniel Sumpton, Allison Tong
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organ systems, with specialists from many disciplines often involved, which may lead to inconsistent care. We aimed to describe the attitudes and perspectives of specialists from different medical disciplines on the management of people with SLE. METHODS: Face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with rheumatologists (n=16), nephrologists (n=16), and immunologists (n=11) providing care to adults with SLE from 19 centers across Australia in 2015...
November 14, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133355/systematic-review-for-the-2017-acc-aha-aapa-abc-acpm-ags-apha-ash-aspc-nma-pcna-guideline-for-the-prevention-detection-evaluation-and-management-of-high-blood-pressure-in-adults-a-report-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-task
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REVIEW
David M Reboussin, Norrina B Allen, Michael E Griswold, Eliseo Guallar, Yuling Hong, Daniel T Lackland, Edgar Pete R Miller, Tamar Polonsky, Angela M Thompson-Paul, Suma Vupputuri
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature systematically and perform meta-analyses to address these questions: 1) Is there evidence that self-measured blood pressure (BP) without other augmentation is superior to office-based measurement of BP for achieving better BP control or for preventing adverse clinical outcomes that are related to elevated BP? 2) What is the optimal target for BP lowering during antihypertensive therapy in adults? 3) In adults with hypertension, how do various antihypertensive drug classes differ in their benefits and harms compared with each other as first-line therapy? METHODS: Electronic literature searches were performed by Doctor Evidence, a global medical evidence software and services company, across PubMed and EMBASE from 1966 to 2015 using key words and relevant subject headings for randomized controlled trials that met eligibility criteria defined for each question...
November 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132341/can-hybrid-hyaluronic-acid-represent-a-valid-approach-to-treat-rizoarthrosis-a-retrospective-comparative-study
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Sara Tenti, Nicola Antonio Pascarelli, Stefano Giannotti, Mauro Galeazzi, Nicola Giordano, Antonella Fioravanti
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) is a disabling condition with a significant impact on quality of life. The optimal management of hand OA requires a combination of non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments that include intra-articular (i.a.) therapy. EULAR experts recommend corticosteroid injections in TMJ OA and underline the usefulness of hyaluronic acid (HA). The aim of this study was the assessment of the efficacy and tolerability of i...
November 13, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131289/negative-predictors-of-treatment-success-in-outpatient-therapy-of-arterial-hypertension-in-poland-results-of-the-control-nt-observational-registry
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Krzysztof J Filipiak, Mariusz Tomaniak, Anna E Płatek, Filip M Szymański, Andrzej Tykarski
BACKGROUND: Identification of factors interfering with adequate control of arterial hypertension in the course of antihypertensive therapy is necessary to plan the strategy or reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disorders and optimize clinical practice guidelines. There have only been limited reliable studies describing the current status of hypertension treatment. AIM: The study objective was to conduct a screening assessment of the rate of uncontrolled hypertension among hypertensive patients coming to a routine follow-up visit, and to characterize patients with inadequate control of arterial hypertension in the aspect of their cardiovascular risk profile and therapeutic strategies used...
November 13, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130017/clinical-characteristics-management-and-outcomes-of-suspected-poststroke-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Sylvia Marie Biso, Marvin Lu, Toni Anne De Venecia, Supakanya Wongrakpanich, Mary Rodriguez-Ziccardi, Sujani Yadlapati, Marina Kishlyansky, Harish Seetha Rammohan, Vincent M Figueredo
Background: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can complicate acute ischemic stroke, causing significant morbidity and mortality. To date, literatures that describe poststroke acute coronary syndrome and its morbidity and mortality burden are lacking. Methods: This is a single center, retrospective study where clinical characteristics, cardiac evaluation, and management of patients with suspected poststroke ACS were compared and analyzed for their association with inpatient mortality and 1-year all-cause mortality...
2017: Cardiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129854/update-on-the-therapeutic-strategy-of-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Shuichiro Kaji
Stanford type B aortic dissection (TBAD) is a life-threatening disease. Current therapeutic guidelines recommend medical therapy with aggressive blood pressure lowering for patients with acute TBAD unless they have fatal complications. Although patients with uncomplicated TBAD have relatively low early mortality, aorta-related adverse events during the chronic phase worsen the long-term clinical outcome. Recent advances in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can improve clinical outcomes in patients with both complicated and uncomplicated TBAD...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129302/dietary-therapy-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Nirmala Gonsalves
Eosinophilic esophagitis is characterized by dense mucosal eosinophilia with symptoms of esophageal dysfunction. Because the incidence and prevalence are increasing, understanding the available treatments is imperative. This article highlights evolution and advancements in dietary treatment, supports the notion that food antigens drive this disease, and discusses the advantages, limitations, and future of dietary therapy. Medical and dietary therapies are effective treatments and the optimal approach should be individualized based on patient goals and available local resources...
January 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128608/a-retrospective-comparison-of-survivors-and-non-survivors-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-receiving-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Bennet George, Marc Parazino, Hesham R Omar, George Davis, Maya Guglin, John Gurley, Susan Smyth
INTRODUCTION: While the optimal care of patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is unclear, the general goal of therapy is to rapidly correct the physiologic derangements propagated by obstructive clot. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in this setting is promising, however the paucity of data limits its routine use. Our institution expanded the role of ECMO as an advanced therapy option in the initial management of massive PE. The purpose of this project was to evaluate ECMO-treated patients with massive PE at an academic medical center and report shortterm mortality outcomes...
November 8, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128237/medication-management-in-minnesota-schools-the-need-for-school-nurse-pharmacist-partnerships
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Meg M Little, Sara Eischens, Mary Jo Martin, Susan Nokleby, Laura C Palombi, Cynthia Van Kirk, Jayme van Risseghem, Ya-Feng Wen, Jennifer Koziol Wozniak, Erika Yoney, Randall Seifert
BACKGROUND: Pharmacist participation in school medication management (MM) is minimal. School nurses are responsible for increasingly complex medication administration and management in schools. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to 1) assess the MM needs of school nurses in Minnesota, and 2) determine if and how interprofessional partnerships between nurses and pharmacists might optimize MM for students. METHODS: Researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Health conducted a 32-item online survey of school nurses...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127747/-treatment-strategy-of-type-2%C3%A2-diabetes-used-in-czech-republic-after-metformin-therapy-failure
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Štěpán Svačina, Petra Ovesná, Matyáš Kuhn, Martina Nováčková
INTRODUCTION: Type 2 diabetes is an enormous medical problem caused by increasing prevalence of the disease and increasing prevalence of severe chronic complications of diabetes. New ADA/EASD guidelines and also Czech diabetes society guidelines enable effective individual approach to the patient. Goal of the therapy is optimal compensation of diabetes and prevention of acute and chronic complications of diabetes and decrease of mortality. Diabetes therapy is started by education in diet a regime combined with metformin...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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