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Mattias Strand, Cynthia M Bulik
BACKGROUND: There is a clear gender gap in scientific authorship. Although the proportions of female authors in medicine and psychiatry have increased over the past decades, women are still underrepresented. Aims To analyse authorship gender trends in eating disorder research. METHOD: First and last author gender in research articles on eating disorders during the period 1997-2016 were assessed in eating disorder specialty journals, high-impact psychiatry journals and high-impact clinical psychology journals...
March 2018: BJPsych Open
J Jeffrey Malatack, Daniel Doyle
Progressive familial cholestasis type 2 is caused by a genetically determined absence or reduction in the activity of the bile salt export pump (BSEP). Reduction or absence of BSEP activity causes a failure of bile salt excretion, leading to accumulation of bile salts in hepatocytes and subsequent hepatic damage. Clinically, patients are jaundiced, suffer from severe intractable pruritus, and evidence progressive liver dysfunction. A low level of serum γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, when associated with the described signs and symptoms, is often an early identifier of this condition...
January 2018: Pediatrics
Nigel Fleeman, Ahmed Abdulla, Adrian Bagust, Sophie Beale, Marty Richardson, Angela Stainthorpe, Angela Boland, Eleanor Kotas, Joanne McEntee, Daniel Palmer
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer (Shire Pharmaceuticals) of pegylated liposomal irinotecan hydrochloride trihydrate (liposomal irinotecan) to submit clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence for its use in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and folic acid/leucovorin (LV) for treating patients with pancreatic cancer following prior treatment with gemcitabine as part of the institute's Single Technology Appraisal process. The Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group at the University of Liverpool was commissioned to act as the Evidence Review Group (ERG)...
March 2018: PharmacoEconomics
Jessica Weaver, Shiva Sajjan, E Michael Lewiecki, Steven T Harris
BACKGROUND: Although treatment for osteoporosis is recommended by U.S. clinical guidelines, a lack of diagnosis and treatment is common among patients with osteoporotic fractures. OBJECTIVE: To determine the rates of osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment before and after various types of fractures. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims analysis using data from the Humana Medicare Advantage claims (Medicare group) and Optum Insight Clinformatics Data Mart commercial claims (Commercial group)...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Lock-Hock Ngu, Winnie Ong Peitee, Huey Yin Leong, Hui Bein Chew
Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) II or Hunter syndrome is a chronic, progressive, multi-systemic illness associated with significant morbidity and early mortality. Available evidence in Asian populations shows that Hunter syndrome has a mean age of onset of 2 to 5 years and a life expectancy of 13 years in more severely affected individuals, with respiratory failure reported as the leading cause of death. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with idursulfase (Elaprase, Shire Pharmaceuticals) and idursulfase beta (Hunterase, Green Cross Corp) are the only approved treatment for patients with MPS II...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Jessica Weaver, Shiva Sajjan, E Michael Lewiecki, Steven T Harris, Panagiotis Marvos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and cost of subsequent fractures among patients with an incident fracture are not well defined. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of, and costs associated with, subsequent fractures in the year after an incident fracture. METHODS: This was a retrospective claims database analysis using data from Humana Medicare Advantage claims (Medicare group) and Optum Insight Clinformatics Data Mart commercial claims (commercial group)...
April 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Joanna P MacEwan, Felicia M Forma, Jason Shafrin, Ainslie Hatch, Darius N Lakdawalla, Jean-Pierre Lindenmayer
BACKGROUND: Poor medication adherence contributes to negative treatment response, symptom relapse, and hospitalizations in schizophrenia. Many health plans use claims-based measures like medication possession ratios or proportion of days covered (PDC) to measure patient adherence to antipsychotics. Classifying patients solely on the basis of a single average PDC measure, however, may mask clinically meaningful variations over time in how patients arrive at an average PDC level. OBJECTIVE: To model patterns of medication adherence evolving over time for patients with schizophrenia who initiated treatment with an oral atypical antipsychotic and, based on these patterns, to identify groups of patients with different adherence behaviors...
November 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
Gin S Malhi, Yulisha Byrow, Frederick Cassidy, Andrea Cipriani, Koen Demyttenaere, Mark A Frye, Michael Gitlin, Sidney H Kennedy, Terence A Ketter, Raymond W Lam, Rupert McShane, Alex J Mitchell, Michael J Ostacher, Sakina J Rizvi, Michael E Thase, Mauricio Tohen
SUMMARY: The appeal of ketamine - in promptly ameliorating depressive symptoms even in those with non-response - has led to a dramatic increase in its off-label use. Initial promising results await robust corroboration and key questions remain, particularly concerning its long-term administration. It is, therefore, timely to review the opinions of mood disorder experts worldwide pertaining to ketamine's potential as an option for treating depression and provide a synthesis of perspectives - derived from evidence and clinical experience - and to consider strategies for future investigations...
May 2016: BJPsych Open
Brandon K Bellows, Cody J Olsen, Jennifer Voelker, Curtis Wander
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released a new blood cholesterol treatment guideline in November 2013. It is unknown how the new recommendations have affected cholesterol medication use and adherence in a commercial health plan. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the 2013 guideline release on antihyperlipidemic treatment patterns and statin adherence in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) compared with a historical control group...
August 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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Prolonged-action ▼guanfacine (Intuniv-Shire Pharmaceuticals Ltd) is a non-stimulant drug that has recently been licensed in Europe for the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents aged 6-17 years for whom stimulants are unsuitable.(1) The company suggests that it has a unique mechanism of action in ADHD, providing improvement in core symptoms within 3 weeks with once-daily flexible dosing.(2) Here we review the evidence on the efficacy and safety of guanfacine in ADHD and consider whether it offers any advantages over other therapeutic options...
May 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
Adeyinka Abinusawa, Srini Tenjarla
INTRODUCTION: Oral formulations of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) for treatment of ulcerative colitis have been developed to minimize absorption prior to the drug reaching the colon. In this study, we investigate the release of 5-ASA from available oral mesalamine formulations in physiologically relevant pH conditions. METHODS: Release of 5-ASA from 6 mesalamine formulations (APRISO®, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA; ASACOL® MR, Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd...
May 2015: Advances in Therapy
N Taylor, D Chan, J Bowey, F Cummings
INTRODUCTION: 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) preparations are used to induce and maintain remission in ulcerative colitis (UC). The cost of the recommended maintenance dose for oral 5ASA preparations varies from 86p and 208p per day (MIMMS 2011). Switching to cheaper 5ASAs has been suggested as a possible drug cost saving. The BNF states that preparations are not interchangeable but with little direct evidence to support this statement. The aim of this pilot study is to gain preliminary data on a primary care based 5ASA switching programme...
June 2014: Gut
Mj Friel, Y Vishwanath, H Wescott, N Wadd, A Dhar
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are rare mesenchymal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. In recent years there is increasing focus on immunohistochemistry biomarkers and targeted Imatinib therapy for treatment, but there is little data from the UK on factors that influence outcome. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, pathological, treatment strategies, follow-up and outcome data in all patients with GISTs at our regional multidisciplinary cancer group between Jan 2008 and Dec 2012...
June 2014: Gut
Daniel F Connor, Amy F T Arnsten, Geraldine S Pearson, Gabriella F Greco
INTRODUCTION: Guanfacine extended release (GXR) is a selective α(2A)-adrenoreceptor agonist originally developed as an antihypertensive agent and now FDA approved for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as monotherapy and as adjunctive to psychostimulants in children and adolescents 6-17 years old. AREAS COVERED: Search of the PubMed and PsycInfo databases from 1990 to 2014 using the search term 'guanfacine'. Studies selected for review were either controlled or open trials of guanfacine or GXR...
August 2014: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the commonest behavioural disorder in the UK, affecting 2-5% of school-aged children and young people.(1) Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that medication is not indicated as first-line treatment for school-age children and young people with ADHD, but should be reserved for those with severe symptoms and impairment, or those with moderate levels of impairment who have refused non-drug interventions, or those whose symptoms have not responded sufficiently to parent-training/education programmes or group psychological treatment...
October 2013: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
Geert D'Haens, William J Sandborn, Karen Barrett, Ian Hodgson, Paul Streck
OBJECTIVES: Treatment with mesalamine to maintain endoscopic remission (mucosal healing) of ulcerative colitis (UC) has been shown to reduce the risk of relapse and is the recommended first-line maintenance therapy. To improve treatment adherence, a mesalamine formulation that can be administered once-daily, MMX(®) mesalamine (Lialda; Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC, Wayne, PA), was developed. This study was conducted to determine the efficacy and safety of once-daily MMX mesalamine compared with twice-daily delayed-release mesalamine (Asacol; Warner Chilcott, Dublin, Ireland) for maintaining endoscopic remission in patients with UC...
July 2012: American Journal of Gastroenterology
M D Bull, R Shrimanker, M R M Thomas, C J Mulgrew
A 69-year-old male was referred from the renal unit to radiology for investigation of bleeding per rectum. A CT mesenteric angiogram was performed. However, it was noted on the pre-contrast images that the large bowel contained positive oral contrast media. The procedure was abandoned as it would have been difficult to see extravasation of intravenous contrast from a bleeding point in the large bowel. The initial belief was that either the patient had been given oral contrast by ward staff on the assumption that it would be needed, or had had a recent radiological study requiring contrast, which was still present...
April 2012: British Journal of Radiology
Thomas M Scherer, Stephenie Leung, Laura Owyang, Steven J Shire
The analysis of particulates has been a longstanding challenge in biopharmaceutical drug product development and quality control because the active constituents themselves may form particulate matter as a degradation product that may be difficult to quantify. These analytical challenges were met with success as long as the definition of particulate matter remained well within the capabilities of the instruments and methods used to measure it. The current testing as per USP <788> for parenterals at ≤100 mL stipulates that the sample "passes" the test if the average number of particles present does not exceed 6,000 per container at ≥10 μm and does not exceed 600 per container at ≥25 μm...
June 2012: AAPS Journal
Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Salomone Di Saverio, Antonio D Pinna
BACKGROUND: Adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) is an important cause of hospital admission, is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and therefore is a substantial burden for healthcare systems worldwide. Icodextrin 4% solution (Adept, Shire Pharmaceuticals, UK) is a high-molecular-weight a-1,4 glucose polymer approved in Europe for use as intraoperative lavage and postoperative instillation to reduce the occurrence of post-surgery intra-abdominal adhesions. The present clinical study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of icodextrin 4% in decreasing the incidence, extent, and severity of adhesions in patients after abdominal surgery for ASBO...
February 2012: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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