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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909591/update-on-the-use-of-c1-esterase-inhibitor-replacement-therapy-in-the-acute-and-prophylactic-treatment-of-hereditary-angioedema
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H Henry Li, Marc Riedl, Jay Kashkin
In the vast majority of patients with hereditary angioedema (HAE), angioedema attacks are due to the quantitative or functional deficiency of C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH), which leads to increased vascular permeability and unregulated release of bradykinin. Exogenous administration of C1-INH is a rational way to restore the concentration and functional activity of this protein, regulate the release of bradykinin, and attenuate or prevent subcutaneous and submucosal edema associated with HAE. Recent international guidelines for the management of HAE include C1-INH as an option for acute treatment of HAE...
June 16, 2018: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909444/gender-disparities-in-presentation-management-and-outcomes-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Matthew Liakos, Puja B Parikh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides updates in gender disparities in the symptom profile, risk factors, quality and timeliness of guideline-based medical care, and clinical outcomes, including mortality, bleeding, and vascular complications, in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). RECENT FINDINGS: While AMI continues to be a leading cause of mortality in both men and women, significant gender differences exist in presentation, management, and outcomes...
June 16, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907461/vascular-anomalies
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Amir H Taghinia, Joseph Upton
Vascular anomalies encompass a wide variety of clinical conditions involving the vasculature. Over the past several decades, the terminology has changed as our understanding of these conditions has improved. A well-accepted classification scheme has evolved with constant additions, updates, and revisions. Imaging techniques have also advanced with greater resolution and a better understanding of the correlation between imaging, clinical behavior, and natural history. Meanwhile, the treatment of these conditions has also changed, with greater focus on minimally invasive techniques as opposed to radical surgery...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29906014/industry-payments-to-dermatologists-updates-from-the-2016-open-payment-data
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Emma Schlager, Hania Flaten, Chelsea St Claire, Elena Maxim, Cory Dunnick, Robert P Dellavalle
Payments made to dermatologists by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies have become better understood following the advent of the Open Payments program. The purpose of this study was to analyze payments made to dermatologists in 2016 and evaluate trends in the payments from the previously published 2014 data.
June 13, 2018: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29905401/monitoring-pulmonary-health-in-swiss-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Rahel Kasteler, Linda M H Kam, Annette Weiss, Nicolas Waespe, Grit Sommer, Florian Singer, Nicolas X von der Weid, Marc Ansari, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for pulmonary morbidity and mortality. International guidelines recommend pulmonary function tests (PFT) during follow-up care. This nationwide study assessed how many children received PFT within 5 years after pulmotoxic treatment in Switzerland, types of tests, and predictors for testing. METHODS: We included all children from the Swiss Childhood Cancer Registry who were diagnosed with cancer from 1990 to 2013 at age 0-16 years, survived for ≥2 years from diagnosis, and had pulmotoxic chemotherapy with bleomycin, busulfan, nitrosoureas, and/or chest radiotherapy...
June 15, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904370/vitamin-d-supplementation-guidelines-for-general-population-and-groups-at-risk-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-poland-recommendations-of-the-polish-society-of-pediatric-endocrinology-and-diabetes-and-the-expert-panel-with-participation-of-national-specialist-consultants
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Agnieszka Rusińska, Paweł Płudowski, Mieczysław Walczak, Maria K Borszewska-Kornacka, Artur Bossowski, Danuta Chlebna-Sokół, Justyna Czech-Kowalska, Anna Dobrzańska, Edward Franek, Ewa Helwich, Teresa Jackowska, Maria A Kalina, Jerzy Konstantynowicz, Janusz Książyk, Andrzej Lewiński, Jacek Łukaszkiewicz, Ewa Marcinowska-Suchowierska, Artur Mazur, Izabela Michałus, Jarosław Peregud-Pogorzelski, Hanna Romanowska, Marek Ruchała, Piotr Socha, Mieczysław Szalecki, Mirosław Wielgoś, Danuta Zwolińska, Arkadiusz Zygmunt
Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is an important public health problem worldwide. Vitamin D deficiency confers a significant risk for both skeletal and non-skeletal disorders and a number of lifelong negative health outcomes. The objectives of this evidence-based guidelines document are to provide health care professionals in Poland, an updated recommendation for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency. Methods: A systematic literature search examining the prevention and treatment strategies for vitamin D deficiency was conducted...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904160/genetic-evaluation-of-cardiomyopathy-a-clinical-practice-resource-of-the-american-college-of-medical-genetics-and-genomics-acmg
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Ray E Hershberger, Michael M Givertz, Carolyn Y Ho, Daniel P Judge, Paul F Kantor, Kim L McBride, Ana Morales, Matthew R G Taylor, Matteo Vatta, Stephanie M Ware
PURPOSE: The purpose of this document is to provide updated guidance for the genetic evaluation of cardiomyopathy and for an approach to manage secondary findings from cardiomyopathy genes. The genetic bases of the primary cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and restrictive) have been established, and each is medically actionable; in most cases established treatments or interventions are available to improve survival, reduce morbidity, and enhance quality of life...
June 14, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29900526/transplacental-versus-direct-fetal-corticosteroid-treatment-for-accelerating-fetal-lung-maturation-where-there-is-a-risk-of-preterm-birth
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Debby P Utama, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Despite major advances in medical technology, the incidence of preterm birth remains high. The use of antenatal corticosteroid administered transplacentally, by intramuscular injection to women at risk of preterm birth, has reduced the incidence of respiratory distress syndrome and increased the survival rates of preterm infants. However, this intervention also comes with its own risks and side effects. Animal studies and early studies in pregnant women at risk of preterm birth have reported the use of an alternative route of administration, by direct intramuscular injection of corticosteroid into the fetus under ultrasound guidance, in an attempt to minimise the side-effect profile...
June 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29899463/the-cami-score-a-novel-tool-derived-from-cami-registry-to-predict-in-hospital-death-among-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Chenxi Song, Rui Fu, Kefei Dou, Jingang Yang, Haiyan Xu, Xiaojin Gao, Wei Li, Guofeng Gao, Zhiyong Zhao, Jia Liu, Yuejin Yang
Risk stratification of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is of clinical significance. Although there are many existing risk scores, periodic update is required to reflect contemporary patient profile and management. The present study aims to develop a risk model to predict in-hospital death among contemporary AMI patients as soon as possible after admission. We included 23417 AMI patients from China Acute Myocardial Infarction (CAMI) registry from January 2013 to September 2014 and extracted relevant data...
June 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898974/practice-guideline-update-summary-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-the-new-antiepileptic-drugs-ii-treatment-resistant-epilepsy-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology-and-the-american
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Andres M Kanner, Eric Ashman, David Gloss, Cynthia Harden, Blaise Bourgeois, Jocelyn F Bautista, Bassel Abou-Khalil, Evren Burakgazi-Dalkilic, Esmeralda Llanas Park, John Stern, Deborah Hirtz, Mark Nespeca, Barry Gidal, Edward Faught, Jacqueline French
OBJECTIVE: To update the 2004 American Academy of Neurology guideline for managing treatment-resistant (TR) epilepsy with second- and third-generation antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS: 2004 criteria were used to systemically review literature (January 2003 to November 2015), classify pertinent studies according to the therapeutic rating scheme, and link recommendations to evidence strength. RESULTS: Forty-two articles were included. RECOMMENDATIONS: The following are established as effective to reduce seizure frequency (Level A): immediate-release pregabalin and perampanel for TR adult focal epilepsy (TRAFE); vigabatrin for TRAFE (not first-line treatment); rufinamide for Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) (add-on therapy)...
June 13, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898842/early-impact-of-guideline-publication-on-angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin-inhibitor-use-among-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure
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Nancy Luo, Nicholas G Ballew, Emily C O'Brien, Melissa A Greiner, Pamela N Peterson, Bradley G Hammill, N Chantelle Hardy, Warren K Laskey, Paul A Heidenreich, Chun-Lan Chang, Adrian F Hernandez, Lesley H Curtis, Robert J Mentz, Gregg C Fonarow
BACKGROUND: On May 20, 2016, US professional organizations in cardiology published joint treatment guidelines recommending the use of angiotensin-receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) for eligible patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Using data from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry, we evaluated the early impact of this update on temporal trends in ARNI prescription. METHODS: We analyzed patients with HFrEF who were eligible for ARNI prescription (EF ≤40%, no contraindications) and hospitalized from February 20, 2016, through August 19, 2016-allowing for 13weeks before and after guideline publication...
June 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29897831/zika-virus-vaccines-and-antiviral-strategies
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Sophie Masmejan, David Baud, Didier Musso, Alice Panchaud
Zika virus (ZIKV) recently emerged as a global public health emergency of international concern. ZIKV is responsible for severe neurological complications in adults and infection during pregnancy can lead to congenital Zika syndrome. There is no licensed vaccine or drug to prevent or treat ZIKV infection. Areas covered: The aim of this article is to provide an overview and update of the progress of research on anti-ZIKV vaccine and medications until the end of 2017, with a special emphasis on drugs that can be used during pregnancy...
June 13, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892833/treatment-of-hypertension-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Rigas G Kalaitzidis, Moses S Elisaf
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is recognized as a worldwide epidemic. Hypertension commonly coexists with CKD and its prevalence is progressively increasing as kidney function declines. RECENT FINDINGS: For patients with established CKD and/or diabetes with albuminuria, the updated hypertension guidelines have recommended a blood pressure (BP) goal < 130/80 mmHg. Blood pressure level above 130/80 mmHg in CKD patients requires lifestyle modifications and multiple antihypertensive medications...
June 11, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892196/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-in-urothelial-cancer-recent-updates-and-future-outlook
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REVIEW
Dharmesh Gopalakrishnan, Vadim S Koshkin, Moshe C Ornstein, Athanasios Papatsoris, Petros Grivas
Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the US and most tumors have urothelial (transitional cell) histology. Platinum-based chemotherapy has long been the standard of care in advanced disease, but long-term outcomes have largely remained poor. Since the peak incidence of bladder cancer is in the eighth decade of life and beyond, medical comorbidities may often limit the use of chemotherapy. Immune checkpoint inhibitors with their favorable toxicity profiles and notable antitumor activity have ushered in a new era in the treatment of advanced urothelial cancer (UC) with five agents targeting the PD-1/PD-L1 pathway being recently approved by the US Food and Drug administration...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891264/homologies-and-heterogeneity-between-rheumatology-congresses-mexican-american-college-of-rheumatology-and-european-league-against-rheumatism
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Enrique Cuevas-Orta, Ángel Javier Pedro-Martínez, Cristina Ramírez-Rodríguez, Carlos Abud-Mendoza
BACKGROUND: Medical meetings are a tool to help physicians advance and update their medical knowledge. Their quality is the responsibility of colleges and institutions. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the academic level of four different annual rheumatology meetings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: As a source of information, we used the abstracts published in the supplements of the journal Reumatología Clínica, SE1 Vol. 12, issued in February 2016, SE 1 Vol...
June 8, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889952/management-of-suspected-tension-pneumothorax-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care-tccc-guidelines-change-17-02
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Frank K Butler, John B Holcomb, Stacy Shackelford, Harold R Montgomery, Shawn Anderson, Jeffrey S Cain, Howard R Champion, Cord W Cunningham, Warren C Dorlac, Brendon Drew, Kurt Edwards, John V Gandy, Elon Glassberg, Jennifer Gurney, Theodore Harcke, Donald A Jenkins, Jay Johannigman, Bijan S Kheirabadi, Russ S Kotwal, Lanny F Littlejohn, Matthew Martin, Edward L Mazuchowski, Edward J Otten, Travis Polk, Peter Rhee, Jason M Seery, Zsolt Stockinger, Jeremy Torrisi, Avi Yitzak, Ken Zafren, Scott P Zietlow
This change to the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines that updates the recommendations for management of suspected tension pneumothorax for combat casualties in the prehospital setting does the following things: (1) Continues the aggressive approach to suspecting and treating tension pneumothorax based on mechanism of injury and respiratory distress that TCCC has advocated for in the past, as opposed to waiting until shock develops as a result of the tension pneumothorax before treating. The new wording does, however, emphasize that shock and cardiac arrest may ensue if the tension pneumothorax is not treated promptly...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29888800/expanding-opportunities-in-the-post-acute-long-term-care-pa-ltc-setting-bringing-medication-safety-to-the-next-level
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Nicole J Brandt, Chad Worz, Sharon F Clackum
Skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes are a care setting that offers increasing opportunities for pharmacists to be leaders when addressing the new updated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements coupled with the enhanced quality measures reporting. Additionally, the complexity of the medication-related needs and comorbidities of the patients served in long-term care facilities promotes pharmacists practicing to the top of their license. Medication stewardship needs to be an interdisciplinary team activity led by the pharmacist...
June 11, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29888356/synergy-between-nanomaterials-and-volatile-organic-compounds-for-non-invasive-medical-evaluation
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REVIEW
Yoav Y Broza, Rotem Vishinkin, Orna Barash, Morad K Nakhleh, Hossam Haick
This article is an overview of the present and ongoing developments in the field of nanomaterial-based sensors for enabling fast, relatively inexpensive and minimally (or non-) invasive diagnostics of health conditions with follow-up by detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) excreted from one or combination of human body fluids and tissues (e.g., blood, urine, breath, skin). Part of the review provides a didactic examination of the concepts and approaches related to emerging sensing materials and transduction techniques linked with the VOC-based non-invasive medical evaluations...
June 11, 2018: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887195/misconceptions-in-acute-heart-failure-diagnosis-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman, Eric J Chin
INTRODUCTION: Acute heart failure (AHF) accounts for a significant number of emergency department (ED) visits, and the disease may present along a spectrum with a variety of syndromes. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates several misconceptions concerning heart failure evaluation and management in the ED, followed by several pearls. DISCUSSION: AHF is a heterogeneous syndrome with a variety of presentations. Physicians often rely on natriuretic peptides, but the evidence behind their use is controversial, and these should not be used in isolation...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29886559/novel-therapy-for-male-hypogonadism
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REVIEW
Robert Carrasquillo, Kevin Chu, Ranjith Ramasamy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypogonadism and the treatment of low testosterone is increasingly a subject of medical inquiry and controversy. The few treatments that are FDA-approved such as testosterone topicals, injections, and pellets create significant demand from patients for treatments with more convenient means of administration, fewer adverse effects, and the ability to maintain male fertility. Off-label drugs are in abundant use for low testosterone, including selective estrogen receptor modulators, gonadotropins, and aromatase inhibitors...
June 9, 2018: Current Urology Reports
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