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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102899/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-guided-treatment-for-heart-failure
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Julie McLellan, Carl J Heneghan, Rafael Perera, Alison M Clements, Paul P Glasziou, Karen E Kearley, Nicola Pidduck, Nia W Roberts, Sally Tyndel, F Lucy Wright, Clare Bankhead
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood to meet all the needs of the body. Symptoms of heart failure include breathlessness, fatigue and fluid retention. Outcomes for patients with heart failure are highly variable; however on average, these patients have a poor prognosis. Prognosis can be improved with early diagnosis and appropriate use of medical treatment, use of devices and transplantation. Patients with heart failure are high users of healthcare resources, not only due to drug and device treatments, but due to high costs of hospitalisation care...
December 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101950/molecular-binding-of-toxic-phenothiazinium-derivatives-azures-to-bovine-serum-albumin-a-comparative-spectroscopic-calorimetric-and-in-silico-study
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Somnath Das, Md Maidul Islam, Gopal Chandra Jana, Anirudha Patra, Pradeep K Jha, Maidul Hossain
In this paper, the comparative binding behavior of antimalarial drug azure A, azure B and azure C with bovine serum albumin (BSA) has been studied. The interaction has been confirmed by multispectroscopic (UV, fluorescence, Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), and circular dichroism) and molecular docking techniques. The experimental results show that azure B has the highest BSA binding affinity followed by azure A and azure C. The experimental evidence of binding showed a static quenching mechanism in the interaction azures with BSA...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101481/evaluation-of-ictal-consciousness-in-temporal-and-extra-temporal-epilepsy-observations-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Rima M Chaudhari, Deepa Dash, Bhargavi Ramanujam, Manit K Rana, Renjith Appukuttan, Anubha Sharma, Yuvraj Kunwar, Gaurav Tejaniya, Vasantha Padma, Sarat P Chandra, Manjari Tripathi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Differences in consciousness during seizures depend on the location of the seizure onset. METHODS: The present study evaluates ictal consciousness using the ictal consciousness inventory (ICI) in drug refractory mesial temporal (MTLE), neocortical temporal (NTLE) and extra temporal epilepsy (ETLE). This was a cross sectional cohort study with 45 patients with mesial temporal epilepsy, 47 with extra temporal and 11 patients with neocortical temporal epilepsy...
December 2016: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100565/prevalence-and-clinical-impact-of-recreational-drug-consumption-in-people-living-with-hiv-on-treatment-a-cross-sectional-study
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Noe Garin, Beatriz Zurita, Cesar Velasco, Anna Feliu, Mar Gutierrez, Montserrat Masip, M Antonia Mangues
OBJECTIVES: Drug interactions, poor adherence to medication and high-risk sexual behaviour may occur in individuals with HIV using recreational drugs. Thus, we aimed to assess the prevalence of recreational drugs use and to explore its clinical impact in HIV patients on treatment. METHODS: Observational, cross sectional, study conducted in a 700 bed university hospital, Barcelona, Spain. A total of 208 adults living with HIV on treatment were included. A questionnaire was administered by clinical pharmacists, including evaluation of sociodemographic variables, past 12-month drug consumption, adherence to antiretrovirals (Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire) and high-risk sexual behaviour (condomless sex/multiple partners)...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100427/the-possible-role-of-propofol-in-drug-induced-torsades-de-pointes-a-real-world-single-center-analysis
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Victor A Abrich, Harish Ramakrishna, Arjun Mehta, Farouk Mookadam, Komandoor Srivathsan
BACKGROUND: Torsades de pointes (TdP) is a polymorphic ventricular tachycardia associated with QT prolongation. Propofol is a sedative-anesthetic with proarrhythmic effects on cardiac myocytes. We performed a retrospective study to determine the incidence of TdP following propofol exposure at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) from 08/11/1998-11/20/2015. METHODS: We queried our database using key search terms to identify patients exposed to propofol who developed TdP perioperatively or during non-surgical sedation...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100341/-comparison-on-the-long-term-outcomes-post-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-or-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-for-bifurcation-lesions-in-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery
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B G Yang, X P Yu, F Chen, S Z Lyu, Q Li, J Q He, F Yuan
Objective: To compare the long-term clinical outcomes of consecutive patients treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) for bifurcation lesions in unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA). Methods: A total of 663 consecutively patients with unprotected left main bifurcation disease (defined as stenosis≥50%) who received either drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation (n=316) or underwent CABG (n=347) between January 2003 and July 2009 in Beijing Anzhen Hospital were enrolled retrospectively in this study...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099825/transmission-of-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-south-africa
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N Sarita Shah, Sara C Auld, James C M Brust, Barun Mathema, Nazir Ismail, Pravi Moodley, Koleka Mlisana, Salim Allana, Angela Campbell, Thuli Mthiyane, Natashia Morris, Primrose Mpangase, Hermina van der Meulen, Shaheed V Omar, Tyler S Brown, Apurva Narechania, Elena Shaskina, Thandi Kapwata, Barry Kreiswirth, Neel R Gandhi
Background Drug-resistant tuberculosis threatens recent gains in the treatment of tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection worldwide. A widespread epidemic of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis is occurring in South Africa, where cases have increased substantially since 2002. The factors driving this rapid increase have not been fully elucidated, but such knowledge is needed to guide public health interventions. Methods We conducted a prospective study involving 404 participants in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, with a diagnosis of XDR tuberculosis between 2011 and 2014...
19, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099515/polymorphisms-and-mutational-covariation-associated-with-death-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-hiv-aids-patients-receiving-long-term-art-in-china
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Pengtao Liu, Yi Feng, Jianjun Wu, Suian Tian, Bin Su, Zhe Wang, Lingjie Liao, Hui Xing, Yinghui You, Yiming Shao, Yuhua Ruan
BACKGROUND: HIV drug resistance is associated with faster clinical progression of AIDS. However, the effect of significant polymorphisms and mutational covariation on mortality among HIV/AIDS patients receiving long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART), have rarely been studied. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study from December 2003 to December 2014, we present a new computational modelling approach based on bioinformatics-based models and several statistical methods to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in the acquisition of polymorphisms and mutations on death in HIV/AIDS patients receiving long-term ART in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099023/computational-models-of-the-gastrointestinal-environment-1-the-effect-of-digestion-on-the-phase-behaviour-of-intestinal-fluids
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Woldeamanuel A Birru, Dallas B Warren, Stephen J Headey, Hassan Benameur, Christopher J H Porter, Colin W Pouton, David K Chalmers
Improved models of the gastrointestinal environment have great potential to assist the complex process of drug formulation. Molecular dynamics (MD) is a powerful method for investigating phase behaviour at a molecular level. In this study we use multiple MD simulations to calculate phase diagrams for bile before and after digestion. In these computational models, undigested bile is represented by mixtures of palmitoyl-oleoylphosphatidylcholine (POPC), sodium glycodeoxycholate (GDX) and water. Digested bile is modelled using a 1:1 mixture of oleic acid and palmitoylphosphatidylcholine (lyso-phosphatidylcholine, LPC), GDX and water...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098264/assessment-of-coulometric-array-electrochemical-detection-coupled-with-hplc-uv-for-the-absolute-quantitation-of-pharmaceuticals
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Michael B Hicks, Leah Salituro, Ian Mangion, Wes Schafer, Rong Xiang, Xiaoyi Gong, Christopher J Welch
The use of a coulometric array detector in tandem with HPLC-UV was evaluated for the absolute quantitation of pharmaceutical compounds without standards, an important capability gap in contemporary pharmaceutical research and development. The high-efficiency LC flow-through electrochemical detector system allows for the rapid evaluation of up to 16 different potentials, aiding in the identification and quantitation of electrochemically reactive species. By quantifying the number of electrons added or removed from an analyte during its passage through the detector, the number of moles of the analyte can be established...
January 18, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098041/-prevalence-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-the-netherlands-more-than-doubled-in-the-period-1999-2014
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J A Overbeek, A W A van der Heijden, R M C Herings, G Nijpels
OBJECTIVE: To study the trend in the prevalence of diabetes in the Netherlands during the period 1999-2014. DESIGN: Descriptive study of prevalence. METHODS: The prevalence of diabetes during the period 1999-2014 was calculated on the basis of data from the PHARMO Database Network, a network of electronic databases that includes data from public pharmacies for 3.8 million residents of the Netherlands. A person with diabetes was defined as someone with at least two dispensings for a glucose lowering-drug within six months...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097810/physicochemical-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-cinnamamide-derivative-r-s-2e-1-3-hydroxypiperidin-1-yl-3-phenylprop-2-en-1-one-km-608-for-nervous-system-disorders
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Agnieszka Gunia-Krzyżak, Ewa Żesławska, Florence Bareyre, Wojciech Nitek, Anna M Waszkielewicz, Henryk Marona
A cinnamamide scaffold has been successfully incorporated in several compounds possessing desirable pharmacological activities in central and peripheral nervous system such as anticonvulsant, antidepressant, neuroprotective, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and sedative/hypnotic properties. R,S-(2E)-1-(3-hydroxypiperidin-1-yl)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1-one (KM-608), a cinnamamide derivative, was synthesized, its chemical structure was confirmed by means of spectroscopy and crystallography, additionally thermal analysis showed that it exists in one crystalline form...
January 18, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097717/estimating-drug-free-period-using-a-graphical-method-an-alternative-way-to-monitor-extended-interval-dosing-of-gentamicin-therapy
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Ab Fatah Ab Rahman, Nursahjohana Md Sahak, Ahmad Maujad Ali
OBJECTIVES: Published nomograms to monitor extended-interval dosing (EID) gentamicin therapy were based on a fixed dose of 5 or 7 mg/kg. However, the average dose used for EID gentamicin regimen in our setting was about 3 mg/kg per day. We developed a new method of monitoring based on the duration of drug-free period (DFP) in a 24-h dosing interval. METHODS: Hospitalised adult patients on EID gentamicin were selected. We considered a DFP of between 2 and 8 h as appropriate...
February 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096587/is-dedicating-an-ultrasound-machine-to-regional-anesthesia-an-economically-viable-option
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Vrushali Ponde, Dinesh Borse, Jayashree More, Tulsidas Mange
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The cost effectiveness of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia is an issue which requires discussion. Based on our experience, we hypothesized that this is an economically viable option. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included 90 patients who underwent upper extremity surgeries in our institute solely under ultrasound (USG)-guided brachial plexus blocks in a year. The cost of the block was derived by adding the cost of the material and drugs used for the block...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095795/intrathecal-magnesium-sulfate-does-not-reduce-the-ed50-of-intrathecal-hyperbaric-bupivacaine-for-cesarean-delivery-in-healthy-parturients-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-dose-response-trial-using-the-sequential-allocation-method
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Fei Xiao, Wenping Xu, Ying Feng, Feng Fu, Xiaomin Zhang, Yinfa Zhang, Lizhong Wang, Xinzhong Chen
BACKGROUND: Addition of intrathecal magnesium sulfate to local anesthetics has been reported to potentiate spinal anesthesia and prolong analgesia in parturients. The current study was to determine whether intrathecal magnesium sulfate would reduce the dose of hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine and sufentanil for cesarean delivery. METHODS: Sixty healthy parturients undergoing scheduled cesarean delivery were randomly assigned to receive spinal anesthesia with 0...
January 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095578/a-clinical-evaluation-of-a-next-generation-non-invasive-selective-radiofrequency-hands-free-body-shaping-device
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Nicole Hayre, Melanie Palm, Peter Jenkin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of a noninvasive selective radiofrequency (RF) eld device (BTL Vanquish METM, BTL Industries Inc., Boston MA) with its predecessor (VanquishTM, BTL Industries Inc., Boston MA). The BTL Vanquish METM system has been thoroughly redesigned for more efficient, predictable and homogenous energy delivery to the targeted tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this multi-center study, 36 subjects with BMIs under 30 were randomly assigned to be treated in Group A (BTL Vanquish METM) or Group B (VanquishTM) in order to obtain a side by side comparison of the devices' ef cacies...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093968/quantification-of-etodolac-in-human-plasma-for-pharmacokinetics-and-bioequivalence-studies-in-27-korean-subjects
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Il-Dong Song, Je-Seop Kang, Hyun-Jin Kim, Se-Mi Kim, Dong-Xu Zhao, Shin-Hee Kim, Min-Young Chun, Kyuhyun Lee
We developed a simple and validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry(LC-MS/MS) for quantification of etodolac using pioglitazone as an internal standard (IS) to assess pharmacokinetics and to appraise bioequivalence of two formulations of etodolac (reference and tested) in 27 healthy Korean subjects. Isocratic mobile phase consisted of 10 mM ammonium formate and acetonitrile were used to separate the analytes on a Gemini C18 column. Also, analytes were analyzed by MS/MS in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode using the transitions of (M+H)+ ions, m/z 288...
January 16, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093298/metronomic-chemotherapy-using-orally-active-carboplatin-deoxycholate-complex-to-maintain-drug-concentration-within-a-tolerable-range-for-effective-cancer-management
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Foyez Mahmud, Seung Woo Chung, Farzana Alam, Jeong Uk Choi, Seong Who Kim, In-San Kim, Sang Yoon Kim, Dong Soo Lee, Youngro Byun
Metronomic chemotherapy has translated into favorable toxicity profile and capable of delaying tumor progression. Despite its promise, conventional injectable chemotherapeutics are not meaningful to use as metronomic for personalized therapy in long-term cancer treatments due to its frequent administration. This study aims to exploit the benefits of the oral application of carboplatin as metronomic therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We developed an orally active carboplatin by physical complexation with a deoxycholic acid (DOCA)...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093060/follow-up-care-after-emergency-department-visits-for-mental-and-substance-use-disorders-among-medicaid-beneficiaries
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Sarah Croake, Jonathan D Brown, Dean Miller, Nathan Darter, Milesh M Patel, Junqing Liu, Sarah Hudson Scholle
OBJECTIVE: This study examined whether characteristics of Medicaid beneficiaries were associated with receipt of follow-up care after discharge from the emergency department (ED) following a visit for mental or substance use disorders. METHODS: Medicaid fee-for-service claims from 15 states and the District of Columbia in 2008 were used to calculate whether adults received follow-up (seven and 30 days) after being discharged from the ED following a visit for mental disorders (N=31,952 discharges) or substance use disorders (N=13,337 discharges)...
January 17, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093059/insurance-coverage-and-treatment-use-under-the-affordable-care-act-among-adults-with-mental-and-substance-use-disorders
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Brendan Saloner, Sachini Bandara, Marcus Bachhuber, Colleen L Barry
OBJECTIVE: Many adults who have mental or substance use disorders or both experience insurance-related barriers to care, contributing to low treatment utilization. Expanded insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could improve coverage and access. The study identified changes in coverage and treatment use following 2014 ACA insurance expansions. METHODS: Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health were used to identify individuals ages 18-64 screening positive for any mental disorder (N=29,962) or substance use disorder (N=19,243) for two periods: 2011-2013 and 2014...
January 17, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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