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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124817/safety-and-efficacy-of-ideglira-titrated-once-weekly-versus-twice-weekly-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-uncontrolled-on-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-dual-vi-randomized-clinical-trial
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Stewart B Harris, Győző Kocsis, Rudolf Prager, Terry Ridge, Keval Chandarana, Natalie Halladin, Serge Jabbour
OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of a simpler titration algorithm for insulin degludec/liraglutide (IDegLira) with that used in previous DUAL trials in insulin-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This 32-week, open-label, non-inferiority trial randomized adults with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on metformin ± pioglitazone to receive IDegLira, titrated either once weekly based on the mean of two pre-breakfast plasma glucose (PG) readings (n = 210), or twice weekly based on the mean of three pre-breakfast PG readings (n = 210)...
January 26, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099407/effects-of-functional-cyp2c8-cyp2c9-cyp3a5-and-abcb1-genetic-variants-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-insulin-sensitizer-pioglitazone-in-chinese-han-individuals
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Sheng-Ju Yin, Hui-Min Qi, Xin Wang, Pu Zhang, Yuan Lu, Min-Ji Wei, Pu Li, Guang-Zhao Qi, Ya-Qing Lou, Chuang Lu, Guo-Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione antihyperglycemic drug with insulin-sensitizing properties. We investigated whether the variant genotypes of cytochrome P450 2C8 (CYP2C8), CYP2C9, CYP3A5 and transporter ABCB1 influence the pharmacokinetic phenotype of the substrate pioglitazone in Chinese individuals. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Single-nucleotide polymorphisms were determined by the PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism method in 244 (CYP2C8 and CYP2C9) healthy Chinese Han individuals...
January 17, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942213/upregulation-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-regulated-inflammation-and-akt-bad-related-apoptosis-signaling-pathway-involved-in-hepatic-carcinoma-process-suppression-by-carnosic-acid-nanoparticle
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Bo Tang, Fang Tang, Zhenran Wang, Guangying Qi, Xingsi Liang, Bo Li, Shengguang Yuan, Jie Liu, Shuiping Yu, Songqing He
Primary liver cancer is globally the sixth most frequent cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death and its incidence is increasing in many countries, becoming a serious threat to human health. Many researches focused on the treatment and prevention of liver cancer. However, due to the underlying molecular mechanism of liver cancer still not fully understood, the studies and development of treatments were forced to be delayed. Akt has been suggested to play an essential role in the progression of inflammation response and apoptosis...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933508/patterns-of-diabetes-care-in-slovenia-croatia-serbia-bulgaria-and-romania-an-observational-non-interventional-cross-sectional-study
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Miro Cokolic, Nebojsa M Lalic, Dragan Micic, Gorana Mirosevic, Sanja Klobucar Majanovic, Ivaylo N Lefterov, Mariana Graur
BACKGROUND: National guidelines for treating type 2 diabetes in the Balkans generally follow European guidelines. The current study was undertaken to estimate the rate of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) measurements and level of HbA1c control in diabetic patients treated in regular clinical practice settings in the Balkans and to evaluate if providing HbA1c measurements improves adherence to treatment guidelines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled type 2 diabetic patients treated by 79 primary care physicians and 102 specialists...
December 8, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930975/adaptogenic-herb-ginseng-panax-as-medical-food-status-quo-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Seema Patel, Abdur Rauf
Ginseng, an herbaceous plant, belonging to the family Araliaceae is a traditional medicinal herb. Also, it is emerging as a functional food and potent adjunct medicine. Saponin ginsenosides (protopanaxadiol and protopanaxatriol) are the signature phytochemicals of this plant. With the surfacing of scientific validations, ginseng is gaining unprecedented attention from consumers as well as researchers. As a number of drug-herb interaction-caused health issues have emerged, the medicinal relevance of this plant has been critically assessed here...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924636/safety-and-tolerability-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-unresolved-and-emerging-issues
#6
Denis Raccah
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) are a mainstay of treatment options for type 2 diabetes. They contribute to lowering blood glucose levels, generally have a favorable tolerability profile, and can be used alone or in combination with other antidiabetic agents. Based on the duration of their effects, GLP-1 RAs can be divided into two classes: short-acting and long-acting. Differences exist between these sub-classes, and between each drug, in terms of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles...
December 11, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883260/the-use-of-incretin-agents-and-risk-of-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Lotte M Knapen, Roy G P J de Jong, Johanna H M Driessen, Yolande C Keulemans, Nielka P van Erp, Marie L De Bruin, Hubert G M Leufkens, Sander Croes, Frank de Vries
BACKGROUND: Incretin-based therapies (Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 inhibitors and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists) are effective new agents for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). While incretin-based therapies have been associated with pancreatitis, evidence is conflicting for acute pancreatitis and lacks for chronic pancreatitis. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the use of incretin agents and the risk of any, acute and chronic pancreatitis...
November 24, 2016: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846886/antidiabetic-and-hypolipidemic-activities-of-hydroethanolic-root-extract-of-uvaria-chamae-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-albino-rats
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Jonathan Emeka Emordi, Esther Oluwatoyin Agbaje, Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba, Osede Ignis Iribhogbe
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology characterised by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. It is a global epidemic ravaging both developed and developing countries. The situation will worsen if nothing is done urgently. In fact, the need to identify natural products with antidiabetic potentials is of great importance as supported by several research efforts all over the world, in search of antidiabetic plant based products that are safe and efficacious...
November 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783546/risk-of-nondherence-to-diabetes-medications-among-medicare-advantage-enrollees-development-of-a-validated-risk-prediction-tool
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Shivani K Mhatre, Omar Serna, Shubhada Sansgiry, Marc L Fleming, E James Essien, Sujit S Sansgiry
BACKGROUND: Low adherence to oral antidiabetic drugs (OADs) in the Medicare population can greatly reduce Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) star ratings for managed care organizations (MCOs). OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a risk assessment tool (Prescription Medication Adherence Prediction Tool for Diabetes Medications [RxAPT-D]) to predict nonadherence to OADs using Medicare claims data. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, claims data for members enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) program in Houston, Texas, were used...
November 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765361/aralia-elata-var-mandshurica-rupr-maxim-j-wen-an-overview-of-pharmacological-studies
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REVIEW
Alexander N Shikov, Olga N Pozharitskaya, Valery G Makarov
PURPOSE: Aralia elata var. mandshurica (Rupr. & Maxim.) J.Wen syn. A. mandshurica Rupr. & Maxim is evaluated for its medicinal application. The aim of this study is to analyze pharmacological studies on A. elata var. mandshurica published until December 2015. METHODS: The information regarding the chemistry, safety, effectiveness, and pharmacological and clinical effects of A. elata was systematically collected from the scientific literature through library catalogs; online services such as E-library...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744304/drug-prescribing-during-the-last-year-of-life-in-very-old-people-with-diabetes
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Shota Hamada, Martin C Gulliford
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate primary care drug utilisation during the last year of life, focusing on antidiabetic and cardiovascular drugs, in patients of advanced age with diabetes. DESIGN: population-based cohort study. SETTING: primary care database in the UK. SUBJECTS: patients with type 2 diabetes who died at over 80 years of age between 2011 and 13. METHODS: main outcome measures included proportions of patients prescribed different classes of drugs, comparing the first (Q1) and the fourth quarters (Q4) of the last year of life...
October 15, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618891/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-sglt2-inhibitors-from-natural-products-discovery-of-next-generation-antihyperglycemic-agents
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REVIEW
Chang-Ik Choi
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition associated with the metabolic impairment of insulin actions, leading to the development of life-threatening complications. Although many kinds of oral antihyperglycemic agents with different therapeutic mechanisms have been marketed, their undesirable adverse effects, such as hypoglycemia, weight gain, and hepato-renal toxicity, have increased demand for the discovery of novel, safer antidiabetic drugs. Since the important roles of the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) for glucose homeostasis in the kidney were recently elucidated, pharmacological inhibition of SGLT2 has been considered a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes...
August 27, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610604/prevalent-new-user-cohort-designs-for-comparative-drug-effect-studies-by-time-conditional-propensity-scores
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Samy Suissa, Erica E M Moodie, Sophie Dell'Aniello
PURPOSE: Studies of the real-world comparative effectiveness of drugs conducted using computerized healthcare databases typically involve an incident new-user cohort design for head-to-head comparisons between two medications, using exclusively treatment-naïve patients. However, the desired contrast often involves one new drug compared with an older drug, of which many users of the new drug may have switched from, seriously restricting the scope of incident new-user studies. METHODS: We introduce prevalent new-user cohort designs for head-to-head comparative drug effect studies, where incident new users are scarce...
September 9, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585542/association-between-use-of-oral-antidiabetic-drugs-and-the-risk-of-aortic-aneurysm-a-nested-case-control-analysis
#14
Chien-Yi Hsu, Yu-Wen Su, Yung-Tai Chen, Shih-Hung Tsai, Chun-Chin Chang, Szu-Yuan Li, Po-Hsun Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen, Shing-Jong Lin
BACKGROUND: Pleiotropic effects on cardiovascular protection have been suggested in several oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD). The impacts of OADs on aortic aneurysm (AA) growth have been found in animal studies, but the evidence of their beneficial effects for AA protection in human are lacking. We investigated the relationship between OAD therapy and the risk of developing AA. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control analysis using the database extracted from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
1, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579824/-act-on-threes-paradigm-for-treatment-intensification-of-type-2-diabetes-in-managed-care-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-study-with-an-educational-intervention-targeting-improved-glycemic-control
#15
Nella Bieszk, Shannon L Reynolds, Wenhui Wei, Cralen Davis, Pravin Kamble, Claudia Uribe
BACKGROUND: Clinical inertia, which has been defined as the recognition of a problem with a patient's management but failing to act, is a concern in type 2 diabetes (T2D) because it places the patient at risk of diabetes-related complications. Despite managed care organizations making significant investment in this area, little is known about the impact of educational programs aimed at aligning patients and their physicians with diabetes guidelines and thus overcoming clinical inertia...
September 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574744/-act-on-threes-paradigm-for-treatment-intensification-of-type-2-diabetes-in-managed-care-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-study-with-an-educational-intervention-targeting-improved-glycemic-control
#16
Nella Bieszk, Shannon L Reynolds, Wenhui Wei, Cralen Davis, Pravin Kamble, Claudia Uribe
BACKGROUND: Clinical inertia, which has been defined as the recognition of a problem with a patient's management but failing to act, is a concern in type 2 diabetes (T2D) because it places the patient at risk of diabetes-related complications. Despite managed care organizations making significant investment in this area, little is known about the impact of educational programs aimed at aligning patients and their physicians with diabetes guidelines and thus overcoming clinical inertia...
September 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547410/medication-usage-treatment-intensification-and-medical-cost-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-retrospective-database-study
#17
Machaon Bonafede, Arthi Chandran, Stefan DiMario, Rita Saltiel-Berzin, Drilon Saliu
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to describe medication usage patterns in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) initiating treatment with non-insulin antidiabetic drugs (NIADs), basal insulin, or prandial/mixed insulin using real-world data. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis using the Truven Health MarketScan Research Databases was conducted to identify adults (≥18 years) with T2DM from 2006 to 2012. Patients were categorized into four cohorts based on diabetes treatment...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541627/identifying-and-investigating-unexpected-response-to-treatment-a-diabetes-case-study
#18
Michal Ozery-Flato, Liat Ein-Dor, Naama Parush-Shear-Yashuv, Ranit Aharonov, Hani Neuvirth, Martin S Kohn, Jianying Hu
The availability of electronic health records creates fertile ground for developing computational models of various medical conditions. We present a new approach for detecting and analyzing patients with unexpected responses to treatment, building on machine learning and statistical methodology. Given a specific patient, we compute a statistical score for the deviation of the patient's response from responses observed in other patients having similar characteristics and medication regimens. These scores are used to define cohorts of patients showing deviant responses...
September 2016: Big Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533948/sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibition-cardioprotection-by-treating-diabetes-a-translational-viewpoint-explaining-its-potential-salutary-effects
#19
REVIEW
Anne E de Leeuw, Rudolf A de Boer
Diabetes is a growing epidemic worldwide characterized by an elevated concentration of blood glucose, associated with a high incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Although in general reduction of hyperglycaemia is considered a therapeutic goal, hypoglycaemic therapies do not necessarily reduce cardiovascular mortality and may even aggravate cardiovascular risk factors, such as body weight. A new class of antidiabetic drugs acts by inhibition of the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), which (partially) prevents reabsorption of glucose from the renal filtrate...
October 2016: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528060/updates-on-managing-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-with-natural-products-towards-antidiabetic-drug-development
#20
Fahmida Alam, Md Asiful Islam, M A Kamal, Siew Hua Gan
Over the years, natural products have shown success as antidiabetics in vitro, in vivo and in clinical trials. Because natural product-derived drugs are more affordable and effective with fewer side-effects compared to conventional therapies, pharmaceutical research is increasingly leaning towards the discovery of new antidiabetic drugs from natural products targeting pathways or components associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) pathophysiology. However, the drug discovery process is very lengthy and costly with significant challenges...
August 13, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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