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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626479/the-allele-frequency-of-cyp2c9-and-vkorc1-in-the-southern-khorasan-population
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Fariba Emadian Razavi, Asghar Zarban, Fatemeh Hajipoor, Mohsen Naseri
The genetic factors are determinants in required dosage changes of warfarin among which are polymorphisms of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes. The present study aimed to determine the allele and genotype frequency of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 genes in Birjand population. This study was conducted on 120 individuals who referred to Imam Reza and Vali-Asr hospitals for PT/INR test. After extracting the genomic DNA, the considered sequences were amplified by PCR, and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis was done by AvaII and KpnI enzymes to determine allele polymorphisms...
June 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506476/adherence-to-lipid-management-guidelines-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-and-major-adverse-limb-events-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-chronic-limb-threatening-ischemia
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Thomas F X O'Donnell, Sarah E Deery, Jeremy D Darling, Katie E Shean, Murray A Mittleman, Gabrielle N Yee, Matthew R Dernbach, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association lipid management guidelines recommend high-intensity statins for all patients ≤75 years old with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) and moderate-intensity statins for CLTI patients >75 years old without contraindications or on dialysis, but these recommendations are based primarily on coronary and stroke data. We aimed to validate these guidelines in patients with CLTI and to assess current adherence to these recommendations...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460504/-the-predictive-value-of-dynamic-arterial-elastance-in-arterial-pressure-response-after-norepinephrine-dosage-reduction-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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F M Liang, T Yang, L Dong, J J Hui, J Yan
Objective: To assess whether dynamic arterial elastance(Ea(dyn))can be used to predict the reduction of arterial pressure after decreasing norepinephrine (NE) dosage in patients with septic shock. Methods: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted. Thirty-two patients with septic shock and mechanical ventilationwere enrolledfrom January 2014 to December 2015 in ICU of Wuxi People's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. Hemodynamic parameters were recorded by pulse contour cardiac output(PiCCO)monitoring technology before and after decreasing norepinephrine dosage...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458354/previous-dosage-of-allopurinol-is-a-strong-determinant-of-febuxostat-efficacy
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Hiroyoshi Koide, Daiki Hira, Masayuki Tsujimoto, Yurie Katsube, Tetsuya Minegaki, Takashi Uzu, Yoshito Ikeda, Shin-Ya Morita, Kohshi Nishiguchi, Tomohiro Terada
Febuxostat has currently played pivotal role in the treatment of hyperuricemia, but there is little comprehensive information for the determinants of individual difference in efficacy of febuxostat. Therefore, the present study, a retrospective investigation, was carried out to analyze the effects of patient characteristics on the efficacy of febuxostat. A total of 225 patients who were continuously prescribed the same dose of febuxostat for 8-12 weeks from the initial therapy were enrolled in the present study...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455650/-use-of-cognitive-aids-in-pediatric-emergency-care-interdisciplinary-consensus-statement
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REVIEW
S Wirtz, C Eich, K Becke, S Brenner, A Callies, U Harding, C Höhne, F Hoffmann, J Kaufmann, B Landsleitner, H Marung, T Nicolai, F Reifferscheid, U Trappe, P Jung
Preclinical pediatric emergencies are rare events and are therefore often associated with stress and uncertainty for emergency medical service personnel. To ensure adequate treatment of pediatric patients a variety of different cognitive aids exist (e.g. books, apps, rulers, weight-adapted bag systems). Especially the size specifications of the medical equipment and the dosage of emergency medication are individually very different in children and are dependent on parameters, such as body height and weight...
April 28, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440093/turmeric-curcuma-longa-l-extract-may-prevent-the-deterioration-of-spatial-memory-and-the-deficit-of-estimated-total-number-of-hippocampal-pyramidal-cells-of-trimethyltin-exposed-rats
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Sapto Yuliani, Mustofa, Ginus Partadiredja
CONTEXT: Protection of neurons from degeneration is an important preventive strategy for dementia. Much of the dementia pathology implicates oxidative stress pathways. Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) contains curcuminoids which has anti-oxidative and neuro-protective effects. These effects are considered to be similar to those of citicoline which has been regularly used as one of standard medications for dementia. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at investigating the effects of turmeric rhizome extract on the hippocampus of trimethyltin (TMT)-treated Sprague-Dawley rats...
April 25, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412701/association-between-medications-and-herpes-zoster-in-japanese-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-5-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Sayoko Harada, Ryoko Sakai, Fumio Hirano, Nobuyuki Miyasaka, Masayoshi Harigai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between medications and herpes zoster (HZ) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) given biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARD) or conventional synthetic DMARD in the clinical setting during 5 years using the Registry of Japanese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients on Biologics for Longterm Safety (REAL) database. METHODS: We calculated the crude incidence rate (IR) of HZ treated with systemic antiviral medications in 1987 patients from the REAL database...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407198/chlorpromazine-dose-for-people-with-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Katharine Dudley, Xiaomeng Liu, Saskia De Haan
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization (WHO) Model Lists of Essential Medicines lists chlorpromazine as one of its five medicines used in psychotic disorders. OBJECTIVES: To determine chlorpromazine dose response and dose side-effect relationships for schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Study-Based Register of Trials (December 2008; 2 October 2014; 19 December 2016)...
April 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406100/medication-calculation-and-administration-workshop-and-hurdle-assessment-increases-student-awareness-towards-the-importance-of-safe-practices-to-decrease-medication-errors-in-the-future
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Darlene Wallace, Torres Woolley, David Martin, Roy Rasalam, Maria Bellei
BACKGROUND: Medication errors are the second most frequently reported hospital incident in Australia and are a global concern. A "Medication Calculation and Administration" workshop followed by a "hurdle" assessment (compulsory task mandating a minimum level of performance as a condition of passing the course) was introduced into Year 2 of the James Cook University medical curriculum to decrease dosage calculation and administration errors among graduates. This study evaluates the effectiveness of this educational activity as a long-term strategy to teach medical students' essential skills in calculating and administering medications...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395370/intra-articular-tranexamic-acid-in-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-meta-analysis
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Joseph T Moskal, Susan G Capps
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with an increased need for blood transfusions and thus an increase in risks associated with blood transfusion such as transfusion reactions, infections, fluid overload, and altered mental status. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that can reduce perioperative blood loss in TKA. However, the best method of delivery has not been defined although topical intra-articular TXA (IA-TXA) may have a theoretical advantage as it is applied directly when and where it is needed to control bleeding...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374699/-comparative-evaluation-of-clinical-and-economic-efficiency-of-paliperidone-in-various-dosage-forms-used-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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I N D'yakov, S K Zyryanov
AIM: To evaluate clinical and economic efficacy of schizophrenia treatment with three forms of paliperidone (peroral form, intramuscular injections once a month and once in three month). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pharmacoeconomic analysis based on the results of earlier foreign randomized clinical studies on paliperidone in treatment of schizophrenia was carried out. Indirect comparison of different medication forms of paliperidone compared to placebo was performed...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349511/risk-of-endometrial-cancer-in-women-treated-with-ovary-stimulating-drugs-for-subfertility
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REVIEW
Alkistis Skalkidou, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Spyros P Gialamas, Marios K Georgakis, Theodora Psaltopoulou, Marialena Trivella, Charalampos S Siristatidis, Evangelos Evangelou, Eleni Petridou
BACKGROUND: Medical treatment for subfertility principally involves the use of ovary-stimulating agents, including selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), such as clomiphene citrate, gonadotropins, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists, as well as human chorionic gonadotropin. Ovary-stimulating drugs may act directly or indirectly upon the endometrium (lining of the womb). Nulliparity and some causes of subfertility are recognized as risk factors for endometrial cancer...
March 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348956/high-dose-antidepressants-affect-near-infrared-spectroscopy-signals-a-retrospective-study
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Akihiro Takamiya, Jinichi Hirano, Yuki Ebuchi, Satoyuki Ogino, Kenichi Shimegi, Hiroyuki Emura, Kyoko Yonemori, Akiko Shimazawa, Gentaro Miura, Ayako Hyodo, Sari Hyodo, Tunetaka Nagai, Madoka Funaki, Masako Sugihara, Mitsuhiro Kita, Bun Yamagata, Masaru Mimura
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have highlighted the clinical usefulness of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in psychiatry. However, the potential effects of psychotropics on NIRS signals remain unknown. METHODS: We conducted a systematic chart review of 40 depressed patients who underwent NIRS scans during a verbal fluency task to clarify the relationships between psychotropic dosage and NIRS signals. The dosage of psychotropic medications was calculated using defined daily dose (DDD)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298191/bleeding-events-associated-with-a-low-dose-110%C3%A2-mg-versus-a-high-dose-150%C3%A2-mg-of-dabigatran-in-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Nabin Chaudhary, Jun Yuan
BACKGROUND: The newer oral anticoagulant dabigatran is considered to be more beneficial in patients with non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation (AF) when compared to warfarin. However, because bleeding events which are associated with a low dose (110 mg) versus a high dose (150 mg) of dabigatran have seldom been compared, we aimed to systematically solve this important issue through this meta-analysis. METHODS: English publications comparing 110 mg with 150 mg dabigatran in patients who were treated for AF were electronically searched through medical databases...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281915/burden-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-over-18%C3%A2-y-of-age
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Filiz Kosar, Devrim Emel Alici, Basak Hacibedel, Burcu Arpınar Yigitbas, Pejman Golabi, Caglar Cuhadaroglu
This study aimed to determine the economic burden and affecting factors in adult community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients (≥ 18 years) by retrospectively evaluating the data of 2 centers in Istanbul province, Turkey. Data of outpatients and inpatients with CAP from January 2013 through June 2014 were evaluated. The numbers of laboratory analyses, imaging, hospitalization days, and specialist visits were multiplied by the relevant unit costs and the costs of the relevant items per patient were obtained...
March 10, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245595/historical-and-clinical-experiences-of-gene-therapy-for-solid-cancers-in-china
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REVIEW
Bo Li, Ning Gao, Zhuang Zhang, Qian-Ming Chen, Long-Jiang Li, Yi Li
Based on the theoretical and clinical development of modern medicines, gene therapy has been a promising treatment strategy for cancer and other diseases. The practice of gene therapy is nearly 27 years old, since the first authorized gene transfer study took place at the National Institute of Health in 1989. However, gene therapy was not readily adopted worldwide, until recently. Several gene therapy clinical trials have been carried out in China since 1998, and medical research in China has flourished. In this report, we review the history of gene therapy in China, focusing on treatment protocol, the administration cycle, dosage calculation, and the evaluation of therapeutic effects, in order to provide more information for the additional development of this promising treatment strategy...
February 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195516/young-adulthood-cognitive-ability-predicts-statin-adherence-in-middle-aged-men-after-first-myocardial-infarction-a-swedish-national-registry-study
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John Wallert, Claudia Lissåker, Guy Madison, Claes Held, Erik Olsson
Background Cognitive ability (CA) is positively related to later health, health literacy, health behaviours and longevity. Accordingly, a lower CA is expected to be associated with poorer adherence to medication. We investigated the long-term role of CA in adherence to prescribed statins in male patients after a first myocardial infarction (MI). Methods CA was estimated at 18-20 years of age from Military Conscript Register data for first MI male patients (≤60 years) and was related to the one- and two-year post-MI statin adherence on average 30 years later...
April 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102918/medication-administration-errors-and-related-deviations-from-safe-practice-an-observational-study
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Alwiena J Blignaut, Siedine K Coetzee, Hester C Klopper, Suria M Ellis
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of medication administration errors, medication administration related deviations from safe practice as well as factors associated with these errors in medical and surgical units of public hospitals in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. BACKGROUND: Several studies have been published on the incidence of medication administration errors, but only a few have studied the incidence of medication administration related deviations from safe practice...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099296/a-reexamination-of-the-accuracy-of-the-broselow-tape-as-an-instrument-for-weight-estimation
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Muhammad Waseem, Justin Chen, Mark Leber, Ashley E Giambrone, Linda M Gerber
BACKGROUND: Accurate weight estimation is important for calculating appropriate medication dosages, determining rates of fluid replacement, and selecting correct equipment sizes in critically ill children requiring resuscitation. The actual measurement of the weight of a critically ill or injured child is often not possible. The Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape (BT) is an important tool for predicting a child's weight based on his/her height. Although BT has previously been validated, given the increasing prevalence of obesity in today's society, it behooves clinicians relying on this resuscitation aid to revisit the issue...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050395/variation-of-cost-among-anti-cancer-drugs-available-in-indian-market
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Bhanu Prakash Kolasani, Divyashanthi Chellathambi Malathi, Raghunatha Rao Ponnaluri
INTRODUCTION: Although cancer remains a major health problem all over the world, its treatment is limited by affordability of patients in a developing country like India. Information generated from cost analysis studies will be helpful for both the doctors in choosing the correct medicine for their patients and also for policy makers in successfully utilizing the meager resources that are available. AIM: The aim of the present observational study was to analyse the price variations of anti-cancer drugs available in India...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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