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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813502/addressing-the-challenge-of-high-priced-prescription-drugs-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine-a-systematic-review-of-drug-life-cycles-therapeutic-drug-markets-and-regulatory-frameworks
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Toon van der Gronde, Carin A Uyl-de Groot, Toine Pieters
CONTEXT: Recent public outcry has highlighted the rising cost of prescription drugs worldwide, which in several disease areas outpaces other health care expenditures and results in a suboptimal global availability of essential medicines. METHOD: A systematic review of Pubmed, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian was performed to identify articles related to the pricing of medicines. FINDINGS: Changes in drug life cycles have dramatically affected patent medicine markets, which have long been considered a self-evident and self-sustainable source of income for highly profitable drug companies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813232/understanding-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
#2
Zoltan Arany
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is the unexplained loss of maternal cardiac systolic function in the period surrounding parturition. PPCM affects women worldwide and is a leading cause of maternal mortality. The cause of PPCM has remained elusive until recently. We review here the epidemiology of PPCM, recent findings that strongly indicate hormonal and genetic contributions to the development of PPCM, and implications for the management of women with PPCM. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Medicine Volume 69 is January 29, 2018...
August 16, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812979/truth-in-research-labelling
#3
John H Noble
This report describes the background and context of a currently circulating petition to the US Congress that seeks amendment of Section 801 of the Public Health Services Act (42 U.S.C. 282) to close a loophole in existing law which makes possible post hoc adjustment of randomised controlled trial (RCT) results reported to the Food and Drug Administration that differ from those reported to ClinicalTrials.gov and to medical journals. The report describes the petition's rationale, underlying assumptions, and support for its proposed remedy in deontological, consequentialist, and casuist philosophical ethics theories...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811801/pakistan-journal-of-medical-sciences-a-bibliometric-assessment-2001-2010
#4
Zameer Hussain Baladi, Loung V Umedani
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure the growth of scientific research, authors' productivity, affiliation with the institute and geographic locations published in the Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences during the period of 2001 - 2010. METHODS: This numerical analysis was conducted during mid-August 2016 to mid-October, 2016. The data for the study was downloaded from websites of e-journal of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences (PJMS) and Pak Medi-Net Com...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809366/oral-manifestations-of-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review
#5
E Mauri-Obradors, A Estrugo-Devesa, E Jané-Salas, M Viñas, J López-López
BACKGROUND: Diabetes Mellitus has become a global epidemic and presents many complications, usually proportional to the degree and duration of hyperglycemia. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the different oral manifestations associated with Diabetes Mellitus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A MEDLINE search for "Diabetes Mellitus and oral manifestations" was performed. A further search was conducted for "diabetes" and its individual oral manifestation...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809086/who-where-what-and-where-to-now-a-snapshot-of-publishing-patterns-in-australian-orthopaedic-surgery
#6
Nicholas Croker, Abhirup Lobo, Anne Croker, Zsolt J Balogh, David Dewar
BACKGROUND: Development of core research competency is a principle of orthopaedic surgical training in Australia. This paper aims to provide an objective snapshot of publications by Australian orthopaedic trainees and surgeons, to contribute to the discussion on how to identify and build on research capability in the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA). METHODS: By analysing journals with a journal impact factor >1 from 2009 to 2015, data were gathered to explore scientific journal publications by Australian orthopaedic surgeons and trainees in relation to who are the authors, what they are reporting and where they are publishing...
August 15, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806148/atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Rakesh Latchamsetty, Fred Morady
The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) has risen significantly over the past two decades. Catheter ablation is an increasingly utilized treatment strategy and has evolved significantly over the same time period. Successful ablation improves patient symptoms, reduces stroke risk, and can preserve or improve cardiac function. Recurrences following ablation can occur, particularly in patients with persistent AF. Procedural efficacy can best be improved through continued advancements in ablation technology and strategy, better understanding of the mechanisms of AF initiation and perpetuation, and rigorous integration of ablation into a multidisciplinary AF management approach...
August 14, 2017: Annual Review of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804857/nobel-prize-nominees-hundred-years-ago-abraham-jacobi-1830-1919-and-otto-heubner-1843-1926
#8
Nils Hansson, Anne Oommen-Halbach, Arndt Borkhardt, Heiner Fangerau
Pediatrics directly and indirectly played an important role in the history of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. However, the history of the Nobel Prize and pediatrics goes beyond the actual laureates. Based on original files in the archive of the Nobel committee of physiology or medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, this overview aims to shed new light on why the international pioneers of pediatrics Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919) and Otto Heubner (1843-1926) were nominated but never received the prize in 1918...
August 13, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801434/comparative-effectiveness-of-six-chinese-herb-formulas-for-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Shaonan Liu, Jing Chen, Yihan He, Lei Wu, Jiaqi Lai, Jinhong Zuo, Lihong Yang, Xinfeng Guo
INTRODUCTION: Chinese medicine is commonly used to combine with pharmacotherapy for the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Six Chinese herb formulas involving Weijing decoction, Maxingshigan decoction, Yuebijiabanxia decoction, Qingqihuatan decoction, Dingchuan decoction and Sangbaipi decoction are recommended in Chinese medicine clinical guideline or textbook, to relieve patients with phlegm-heat according to Chinese syndrome differentiation...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801387/microbubbles-and-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-must-for-peripheral-arterial-occlusions-protocol-for-a-phase-ii-single-arm-trial
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Harm P Ebben, Johanna H Nederhoed, Rutger J Lely, Willem Wisselink, Kakkhee Yeung
INTRODUCTION: Acute peripheral arterial occlusions can be treated with intra-arterial catheter-directed thrombolysis as an alternative to surgical thromboembolectomy. Although less invasive, this treatment is time-consuming and carries a significant risk of haemorrhagic complications. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound using microbubbles could accelerate dissolution of thrombi by thrombolytic medications due to mechanical effects caused by oscillation; this could allow for lower dosages of thrombolytics and faster thrombolysis, thereby reducing the risk of haemorrhagic complications...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792914/reply-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-an-emergency-hospital-are-our-patients-different
#11
Petros Ioannou
In their recent work published in the Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Balahura et al. reviewed the cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed in an emergency hospital in Bucharest during a 3 year period from January 2014 to December 2016 [1]. Among their observations was that novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were administered in 26.3% of patients diagnosed with PE, while vitamin K antagonists (VKA) were administered in 71.7% of them [1]. The authors state that their study was performed at a time when NOACs were just becoming available in the hospitals of Romania, and they imply that more patients with PE could be treated nowadays with NOACs...
August 5, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792780/an-update-nih-research-funding-for-palliative-medicine-2011-2015
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Elizabeth Brown, R Sean Morrison, Laura P Gelfman
BACKGROUND: The evidence base to support palliative care clinical practice is inadequate and opportunities to improve the palliative care evidence base remain despite the field's rapid growth. OBJECTIVE: To examine current NIH funding of palliative medicine research, changes since our 2013 report, and trends since our 2008 report. DESIGN: We sought to identify NIH funding of palliative medicine from 2011 to 2015 in two stages: (I) we searched the NIH grants database "RePorter" for grants with key words "palliative care," "end-of-life care," "hospice," and "end of life" and (II) we identified palliative care researchers likely to have secured NIH funding using three strategies...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792519/dominance-and-leadership-in-research-activities-collaboration-between-countries-of-differing-human-development-is-reflected-through-authorship-order-and-designation-as-corresponding-authors-in-scientific-publications
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Gregorio González-Alcaide, Jinseo Park, Charles Huamaní, José M Ramos
INTRODUCTION: Scientific collaboration is an important mechanism that enables the integration of the least developed countries into research activities. In the present study, we use the order of author signatures and addresses for correspondence in scientific publications as variables to analyze the interactions between countries of very high (VHHD), high (HHD), medium (MHD), and low human development (LHD). METHODOLOGY: We identified all documents published between 2011 and 2015 in journals included in the Science Citation Index-Expanded categories' of Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Parasitology, and Pediatrics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791472/keloid-skin-flap-retention-and-resurfacing-in-facial-keloid-treatment
#14
Shu Liu, Weizhong Liang, Kexin Song, Youbin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Facial keloids commonly occur in young patients. Multiple keloid masses often converge into a large lesion on the face, representing a significant obstacle to keloid mass excision and reconstruction. We describe a new surgical method that excises the keloid mass and resurfaces the wound by saving the keloid skin as a skin flap during facial keloid treatment. METHODS: Forty-five patients with facial keloids were treated in our department between January 2013 and January 2016...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791471/wenjing-decoction-herbal-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Li Gao, Chunhua Jia, Heng Zhang, Cuilan Ma
PURPOSE: Wenjing decoction is a well-accepted traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea in East Asia, but its clinical effectiveness and risk have not been adequately assessed. In this paper, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of Wenjing decoction for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: Eight databases were used in our research: the Cochrane Library, the Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE, the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the Chinese Scientific Journal Database, and the Wan-fang Database...
August 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791470/madelung-s-disease-is-insobriety-the-chief-cause
#16
Yuan Gao, Ji-Lin Hu, Xian-Xiang Zhang, Mao-Shen Zhang, Yun Lu
BACKGROUND: Madelung's disease (MD) is a rare disease of unknown etiology that is characterized by massive fatty deposits distributed in a symmetrical pattern mainly in the head, neck, and upper trunk. Here, we sought to explore the pathogeny and treatment of MD. METHODS: We enrolled ten patients who underwent surgical operations and one patient who refused an operation at our hospital between January 2009 and December 2016. We collected their medical histories and the preoperative and postoperative serological indices...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791469/evaluation-of-the-neo-umbilicus-cutaneous-sensitivity-following-abdominoplasty
#17
Mathias Tremp, Wenjin Wang, Carlo M Oranges, Dirk J Schaefer, Wei Wang, Daniel F Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: Abdominal cutaneous sensitivity loss after abdominoplasty is an undesirable outcome. However, little is known in the literature about sensitivity changes of the neo-umbilicus after abdominoplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate post-abdominoplasty cutaneous sensitivity of the neo-umbilicus using clinical, quantitative, and reproducible methods. METHODS: Patients who underwent abdominoplasty were included, whereas the control group consisted of healthy volunteers with similar demographic characteristics but who did not undergo abdominoplasty...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791455/fat-injection-a-systematic-review-of-injection-volumes-by-facial-subunit
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REVIEW
Shirley Shue, David E Kurlander, Bahman Guyuron
BACKGROUND: Fat grafting to the aging face has become an integral component of esthetic surgery. However, the amount of fat to inject to each area of the face is not standardized and has been based mainly on the surgeon's experience. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of injected fat volume to different facial zones. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed through a MEDLINE search using keywords "facial," "fat grafting," "lipofilling," "Coleman technique," "autologous fat transfer," and "structural fat grafting...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791441/postoperative-pain-control-by-intercostal-nerve-block-after-augmentation-mammoplasty
#19
Chang Min Kang, Woo Jeong Kim, Sean Hyuck Yoon, Chul Bum Cho, Jeong Su Shim
BACKGROUND: In breast augmentation with implant, there is severe pain due to damage from expansion of breast tissue and the pectoralis major. Therefore, the authors conducted this study to analyze the effectiveness of postoperative intercostal nerve block (ICNB) in reducing postoperative pain after breast augmentation with implant. METHOD: Forty-four female patients were enrolled in the study. Just before awaking from general anesthesia, 34 cases were injected with 0...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790497/do-stories-deserve-a-place-in-medical-journals
#20
Christine Laine
Given the high costs of producing a medical journal, the need to publish clinically relevant information, and the fact that many journals can publish only a small fraction of the many scientific papers they consider, it seems reasonable to wonder whether stories deserve a place in a scholarly medical journal. Using examples from Annals of Internal Medicine, this commentary discusses the important role stories can serve in scholarly medical journals.
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
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