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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045351/awareness-and-implementation-of-the-2014%C3%A2-espghan-naspghan-guideline-for-childhood-functional-constipation
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Ilan J N Koppen, M H Vriesman, M M Tabbers, C Di Lorenzo, M A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: To assess if physicians approach children with functional constipation according to the 2014 ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guideline. METHODS: We invited pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands and the U.S. to participate in this anonymous survey using a self-developed questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice questions concerning evaluation and treatment of children with constipation. RESULTS: We included 328 physicians (67% from the U...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045009/trends-in-non-lactation-breast-abscesses-in-a-tertiary-hospital-setting
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Apoorva Saboo, Ian Bennett
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to retrospectively review non-lactation breast abscesses treated in Princess Alexandra Hospital over a 10-year period and to illustrate the trends in size, risk factors, microbiological profile and management. METHODS: A computerized search of the medical records was undertaken to identify all adult patients with a diagnosis of breast abscesses during June 2005-June 2015. Patients concurrently breastfeeding were excluded. A retrospectively review of the clinical records was performed...
October 18, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042898/prediction-of-treatment-response-to-donepezil-using-automated-hippocampal-subfields-volumes-segmentation-in-patients-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yoo Hyun Um, Tae-Won Kim, Jong-Hyun Jeong, Ho-Jun Seo, Jin-Hee Han, Seung-Chul Hong, Chang-Uk Lee, Hyun Kook Lim
Previous studies reported some relationships between donepezil treatment and hippocampus in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, due to methodological limitations, their close relationships remain unclear. The aim of this study is to predict treatment response to donepezil by utilizing the automated segmentation of hippocampal subfields volumes (ASHS) in AD. Sixty four AD patients were prescribed with donepezil and were followed up for 24 weeks. Cognitive function was measured to assess whether there was a response from the donepezil treatment...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042838/dose-banding-of-intravenous-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-pediatric-surgical-inpatients
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Indrajit S Karande, Zoy Goff, Jacqueline Kewley, Shailender Mehta, Thomas Snelling
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial doses in children are often prescribed by using an individually calculated dose per weight (e.g., mg/kg) or based on body surface area. Dosing errors are the most commonly reported medication errors in children. A "dose-banding" strategy is frequently used for some over-the-counter drugs to prevent dosing errors. It could also lead to efficiencies by enabling batch preparation of intravenous (IV) medications in hospitals. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether use of dose-banding for IV piperacillin-tazobactam results in acceptable dose variation from standard practice of individualized prescription of 100 mg/kg in children...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042800/postpartum-airway-responsiveness-and-exacerbation-of-asthma-during-pregnancy-a-pilot-study
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Zarqa Ali, Lisbeth Nilas, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
BACKGROUND: Airway responsiveness and inflammation are associated with the clinical manifestations of asthma and the response to pharmacological therapy. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if airway responsiveness and inflammatory characteristics are related to asthma exacerbations during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In women with asthma who were prescribed controller medication and monitored closely during pregnancy, the risk of exacerbations was analyzed in relation to postpartum measures of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO), skin prick test reactivity, static and dynamic lung volumes, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide, bronchial responsiveness to inhaled mannitol, and inflammatory characteristics in induced sputum...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042758/prescribing-of-psychotropic-medication-for-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-a-general-practitioner-survey
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Justin M Cousins, Luke Re Bereznicki, Nick B Cooling, Gregory M Peterson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing the prescribing of psychotropic medication by general practitioners (GPs) to nursing home residents with dementia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: GPs with experience in nursing homes were recruited through professional body newsletter advertising, while 1,000 randomly selected GPs from southeastern Australia were invited to participate, along with a targeted group of GPs in Tasmania. An anonymous survey was used to collect GPs' opinions...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042382/drugs-and-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmia-risk-results-from-the-dare-study-cohort
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Abigail L Coughtrie, Elijah R Behr, Deborah Layton, Vanessa Marshall, A John Camm, Saad A W Shakir
OBJECTIVES: To establish a unique sample of proarrhythmia cases, determine the characteristics of cases and estimate the contribution of individual drugs to the incidence of proarrhythmia within these cases. SETTING: Suspected proarrhythmia cases were referred by cardiologists across England between 2003 and 2011. Information on demography, symptoms, prior medical and drug histories and data from hospital notes were collected. PARTICIPANTS: Two expert cardiologists reviewed data for 293 referred cases: 130 were included...
October 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039627/beliefs-endorsement-and-application-of-homeopathy-disclosed-a-survey-among-ambulatory-care-physicians
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Stefan Markun, Marc Maeder, Thomas Rosemann, Sima Djalali
BACKGROUND: Explanation models for the effectiveness of homeopathy are not supported by natural sciences and the aggregated evidence from clinical trials is unconvincing. From this standpoint, placebo effects seem the most obvious explanation for the therapeutic effects experienced in homeopathy. Still, many physicians continue to prescribe homeopathic treatments. OBJECTIVES: Whether physicians who prescribe homeopathic treatments aim to achieve placebo effects or actually believe in specific effects is poorly understood...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037906/uveitis-diagnostic-work-up-a-literature-review-and-recommendations-from-an-expert-committee
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Pascal Sève, Patrice Cacoub, Bahram Bodaghi, Salim Trad, Jérémie Sellam, David Bellocq, Philip Bielefeld, Damien Sène, Gilles Kaplanski, Dominique Monnet, Antoine Brézin, Michel Weber, David Saadoun, Christophe Chiquet, Laurent Kodjikian
PURPOSE: Diagnosis of uveitis is difficult. Etiologic investigations should take into account the epidemiology of uveitis and should focus on the most severe forms of the disease and those which can be treated. This study was undertaken to establish recommendations for the diagnosis of uveitis. METHODS: Recommendations were developed by a multidisciplinary panel of 14 experts, including internists, ophthalmologists, and rheumatologists, and are based on a review of the literature and the results of the ULISSE study, which was the first prospective study to assess the efficacy of a standardized strategy for the etiologic diagnosis of uveitis...
October 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036310/baclofen-self-poisoning-in-the-era-of-changing-indication-multicentric-reports-to-a-french-poison-control-centre
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Maxime Léger, Marion Brunet, Gaël Le Roux, Nicolas Lerolle, David Boels
Aims: Baclofen has gained interest in treating alcohol use disorder patients. These patients are at risk of voluntary drug intoxications. Understanding the context of baclofen's widespread use for alcohol use disorder, a recent evaluation of the epidemiology, morbidity and mortality of baclofen self-poisoning episodes is necessary. Methods: All baclofen self-poisoning reported to the Western France Poison Control Centre between January 2008 and December 2015 were included for analysis in this retrospective study...
September 28, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033112/gap-between-guidelines-and-clinical-practice-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-results-from-tsoc-hfref-registry
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Hung-Yu Chang, Chun-Chieh Wang, Jeng Wei, Chong-Yi Chang, Yi-Cheng Chuang, Chien-Long Huang, Eric Chong, Jiunn-Lee Lin, Guang-Yuan Mar, Kuei-Chuan Chan, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Ji-Hung Wang, Zhih-Cherng Chen, Wei-Kung Tseng, Wen-Jin Cherng, Wei-Hsian Yin
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a global health problem. Guidelines for the management of HF have been established in Western countries and in Taiwan. However, data from the Taiwan Society of Cardiology-Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction (TSOC-HFrEF) registry showed suboptimal prescription of guideline-recommended medications. We aimed to analyze the reason of non-prescription and clinical outcomes as a result of under-prescription of medications. METHODS: A total of 1509 patients hospitalized for acute HFrEF were recruited in 21 hospitals in Taiwan by the end of October 2014...
October 9, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030133/use-of-a-national-database-as-a-tool-to-identify-primary-medication-non-adherence-the-estonian-eprescription-system
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Ott Laius, Heti Pisarev, Daisy Volmer, Sulev Kõks, Aare Märtson, Katre Maasalu
BACKGROUND: Medication adherence can be divided into primary and secondary adherence. Primary medication non-adherence (PMN) occurs when a patient does not obtain medicine with their initial prescription. Secondary non-adherence measures prescription refills among patients who previously filled their first prescription. While secondary non-adherence has been studied thoroughly, PMN has been assessed less extensively, due to lack of available data. Estonian ePrescription system might prove a valuable tool for this...
October 5, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027336/trends-in-utilization-of-benzodiazepine-and-z-drugs-in-israel
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Erez Berman, Sara Eyal, Eli Marom
BACKGROUND: Studies on benzodiazepine (BZDs) as well as Zopiclone and Zolpidem (Z-drugs) utilization are important for estimating the prevalence of medical conditions, providing the basis for pharmacovigilance, and identifying temporal trends of consumption. Such studies that involve the Israeli population have not been conducted yet. PURPOSE: Identify trends over time in utilization of BZDs and Z-drugs in a nationwide population in Israel. METHODS: Data on BZD and Z-drugs utilization (for all indications) for the period 2005 to 2013 were obtained from pharmaceutical companies that distribute BZDs in Israel...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026886/clinical-characteristics-of-acute-drug-induced-dystonia-in-pediatric-patients
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Hyun Woong Park, Jae Ryung Kwak, Ji Sook Lee
OBJECTIVE: Dystonia is a movement disorder in which muscles contract uncontrollably. Acute drug-induced dystonia (DID) can be diagnosed through detailed history taking and physical examination. This study aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of DID in children, which could help emergency physicians diagnose these conditions more efficiently. METHODS: We reviewed medical records of children aged below 18 years diagnosed with drug-related dystonia after discharge from the emergency department over 10 years...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026602/re-phrasing-the-question-a-simple-tool-for-evaluation-of-adherence-to-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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T Engel, B Ungar, G Ben-Haim, N Levhar, R Eliakim, S Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to medication in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a challenging problem which is often overlooked or under-estimated by the physician or denied by the patient. We aimed to examine if re-phrasing the wording of the question used by the physician could help in revealing more patients who are non-adherent, and for whom appropriate counseling may be instituted. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of IBD patients treated in a tertiary center was conducted...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026148/exclusive-and-combined-use-of-statins-and-aspirin-and-the-risk-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-case-control-study
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Livia Archibugi, Matteo Piciucchi, Serena Stigliano, Roberto Valente, Giulia Zerboni, Viola Barucca, Michele Milella, Patrick Maisonneuve, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso
Data on the association between aspirin and statin use and Pancreatic Ductal AdenoCarcinoma (PDAC) risk are conflicting. These drugs are often co-prescribed, but no studies evaluated the potential combined or confounding effect of the two at the same time. We aimed to investigate the association between aspirin and statin exclusive and combined use and PDAC occurrence. Data on environmental factors, family and medical history were screened in a case-control study. PDAC cases were matched to controls for age and gender...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025128/opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain-overview-of-the-2017%C3%A2-us-department-of-veterans-affairs-and-us-department-of-defense-clinical-practice-guideline
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Jack M Rosenberg, Brandon M Bilka, Sara M Wilson, Christopher Spevak
Description: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and US Department of Defense (DoD) revised the 2010 clinical practice guideline (CPG) for the management of opioid therapy for chronic pain, considering the specific needs of the VA and DoD and new evidence regarding prescribing opioid medication for non-end-of-life-related chronic pain. This paper summarizes the major recommendations and compares them with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for prescribing opioids...
September 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022534/therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-amlodipine-and-the-z-fhl-hhl-ratio-adherence-tools-in-patients-referred-for-apparent-treatment-resistant-hypertension
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E S W Jones, M Lesosky, M Blockman, S Castel, E H Decloedt, S L U Schwager, E D Sturrock, L Wiesner, B L Rayner
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to antihypertensives is a cause of 'pseudo-treatment-resistant' hypertension. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether monitoring plasma amlodipine concentrations and inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) can be adjunct adherence tools. METHODS: Patients with hypertension who were prescribed enalapril and amlodipine were enrolled. Blood pressures (BPs) were monitored and an adherence questionnaire was completed...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022513/discrepancies-in-animal-models-of-preterm-birth
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Clarence R Manuel, Charles R Ashby, Sandra E Reznik
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is a multifactorial syndrome occurring before the 37th week of full-term pregnancy [1]. Babies delivered preterm experience short-term and long-term complications affecting multiple organ systems, and serious maternal complications include hemorrhage and infection. Each year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm, and complications from prematurity are the leading cause of death among children up to 5 years of age [2]. With another increase in PTB rates over the last several years, the United States continues to have the highest incidence of any industrialized country [3]...
October 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022417/prevalence-of-pain-medication-prescriptions-in-france-germany-and-the-uk-a-cross-sectional-study-including-4-270-142-patients
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Louis Jacob, Karel Kostev
OBJECTIVES: The goal of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of pain medication prescriptions in general practices in France, Germany, and the UK. METHODS: This study included all patients aged ≥18 years followed in 2016 in general practitioner practices in France, Germany and the UK. The primary outcome was the prevalence of patients receiving prescriptions for pain medications in France, Germany, and the UK in 2016. The following drugs were included in the analysis: anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids and analgesics including opioids, antimigraine preparations, and other analgesics and antipyretics...
October 12, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
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