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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634655/effect-of-adherence-on-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-relationships-of-oral-targeted-anticancer-drugs
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Evelina Cardoso, Chantal Csajka, Marie P Schneider, Nicolas Widmer
The emergence of oral targeted anticancer agents transformed several cancers into chronic conditions with a need for long-term oral treatment. Although cancer is a life-threatening condition, oncology medication adherence-the extent to which a patient follows the drug regimen that is intended by the prescriber-can be suboptimal in the long term, as in any other chronic disease. Poor adherence can impact negatively on clinical outcomes, notably because most of these drugs are given as a standard non-individualized dosage despite marked inter-individual variabilities that can lead to toxic or inefficacious drug concentrations...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633634/the-development-and-appraisal-of-a-tool-designed-to-find-patients-harmed-by-falsely-labelled-falsified-counterfeit-medicines
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Marija Anđelković, Einar Björnsson, Virgilio De Bono, Nenad Dikić, Katleen Devue, Daniel Ferlin, Miroslav Hanževački, Freyja Jónsdóttir, Mkrtich Shakaryan, Sabine Walser
BACKGROUND: Falsely labelled, falsified (counterfeit) medicines (FFCm's) are produced or distributed illegally and can harm patients. Although the occurrence of FFCm's is increasing in Europe, harm is rarely reported. The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Health-Care (EDQM) has therefore coordinated the development and validation of a screening tool. METHODS: The tool consists of a questionnaire referring to a watch-list of FFCm's identified in Europe, including symptoms of their use and individual risk factors, and a scoring form...
June 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633481/adherence-to-oral-chemotherapy-medications-among-gastroenterological-cancer-patients-visiting-an-outpatient-clinic
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Chieko Hirao, Naoko Mikoshiba, Tomomi Shibuta, Reiko Yamahana, Aki Kawakami, Ryosuke Tateishi, Hironori Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Koike, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate medication adherence to oral chemotherapy medications and determinants of medication non-adherence to them among gastroenterological cancer patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 117 consecutive, consenting, eligible patients visiting an outpatient clinic of university hospital in Japan. Good medication adherence was defined as taking 100% of the prescribed dose. Medication adherence was measured via self-report...
June 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632072/maternal-obesity-obstetric-interventions-and-post-partum-anaemia-increase-the-risk-of-post-partum-sepsis-a-population-based-cohort-study-based-on-swedish-medical-health-registers
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Daniel Axelsson, Marie Blomberg
BACKGROUND: The objective was to estimate whether maternal obesity and/or obstetric interventions are associated with diagnosed maternal post-partum sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective observational cohort study including all deliveries in Sweden between 1997 and 2012 (N = 1,558,752). Cases of sepsis (n = 376) were identified by International Classification of Diseases, (ICD-10) codes A40, A41 and O 85 in the Medical Birth Register and the National Patient Register...
June 20, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631904/-analysis-of-factors-affecting-the-compliance-with-medical-therapy-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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V A Malkhasyan, P I Rasner, A R Gevorkyan, I V Semenyakin, A V Tedeev, D Yu Pushkar
AIM: To investigate factors affecting the compliance of patients with the combination therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred BPH outpatients treated with combination therapy were surveyed. RESULTS: The absolute majority of patients (76.16%) expected a quick positive result. 10.47% viewed their disease as too advanced, did not believe in the effectiveness of medical therapy and believed the surgery to be the only treatment option...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631372/patient-and-provider-characteristics-related-with-prescribing-of-adhd-medication-nationwide-health-insurance-claims-database-study-in-korea
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Inmyung Song, Mo Se Lee, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between prescribing of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication and the patient's age, gender, and type of medical institution in Asia region. INTRODUCTION: This study investigates the prevalence and factors of diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of ADHD in the pediatric population. METHODS: Using the Korea Health Insurance database, study participants were identified as pediatric patients (≤17 years) with at least 1 diagnosis of ADHD (ICD-10, F90) from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2011...
June 20, 2017: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628527/antiretroviral-prescription-and-viral-suppression-in-a-representative-sample-of-hiv-infected-persons-in-care-in-four-large-metropolitan-areas-of-the-united-states-medical-monitoring-project-2011-figure-dash-2013
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Amy Rock Wohl, Nanette Benbow, Judith Tejero, Christopher Johnson, Susan Scheer, Kathleen Brady, Alexandra Gagner, Alison Hughes, Michael Eberhart, Christine Mattson, Jacek Skarbinski
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of ART prescription and viral suppression among people in HIV care across U.S. metropolitan areas are limited. 2011-2013 Medical Monitoring Project data were used to describe and compare associations between socio-demographics and ART prescription and viral suppression for persons receiving HIV care. SETTING: Chicago, Los Angeles County (LAC), Philadelphia, and San Francisco in the United States. METHODS: Bivariate and multivariable methods were used...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628468/dapsa-das28-and-mda-predict-long-term-treatment-regime-in-psoriatic-arthritis-the-swedish-early-psoriatic-arthritis-cohort
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Ulla Lindqvist, Mona-Lisa Wernroth, Tomas Husmark, Per Larsson, Mats Geijer, Annika Teleman, Elke Theander, Gerd-Marie Alenius
OBJECTIVES: To describe treatment patterns in the Swedish early psoriatic arthritis cohort (SwePsA) of the mono-/oligo-arthritic (M/O) and polyarthritis (P) and identify early predictive factors for treatment with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic (DMARD), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), and tumour necrosis factor inhibition (TNFi) after 5 years. METHODS: Data for 198 M/O and P PsA were obtained within the programme for SwePsA. Multinomial and binary logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association between early predictive factors and treatment after 5 years adjusted for age at inclusion...
June 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623894/-doing-the-right-thing-factors-influencing-gp-prescribing-of-antidepressants-and-prescribed-doses
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Chris F Johnson, Brian Williams, Stephen A MacGillivray, Nadine J Dougall, Margaret Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Antidepressant prescribing continues to increase, with 5-16% of adults receiving antidepressants annually. Total prescribing growth is due in part to increased long-term use, greater selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) use and the use of higher SSRI doses. Evidence does not support routine use of higher SSRI doses for depression treatment, and factors influencing the use of such doses are not well known. The aim of this study was to explore factors influencing GPs' use of antidepressants and their doses to treat depression...
June 17, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622741/characterization-of-guideline-evidence-for-off-label-medication-use-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Bethany R Shoulders, Pamela L Smithburger, Stephanie Tchen, Mitchell Buckley, Ishaq Lat, Sandra L Kane-Gill
BACKGROUND: Non-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or off-label medication prescribing occurs commonly in the intensive care unit (ICU). Off-label medication use creates a concern for untoward adverse effects; however, this worry may be alleviated by supportive literature. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the evidence behind off-label medication use by determining the presence of guideline support and compare graded recommendations to an online tertiary resource, DRUGDEX...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620563/pharmacological-threat-to-lungs-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Omar Irfan, Jaleed A Gilani, Abeel Irshad, Babar Irfan, Javaid A Khan
Drug-induced organ damage stands as a prevalent yet much-neglected issue globally. Keeping in view it's rising frequency, health care providers stand obliged to be well versed with the de-merits of the agents they prescribe. Drug therapies causing damage present with a non-specific clinical presentation, histological findings or radiology, which further elaborates on the necessity of a conscientious diagnosis. Pulmonary architecture ranging from the airways, lung parenchyma, mediastinum, pleura, pulmonary vasculature or the neuromuscular system, all can fall victim to the dreaded outcomes of this menace...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619704/applying-stopp-guidelines-in-primary-care-through-electronic-medical-record-decision-support-randomized-control-trial-highlighting-the-importance-of-data-quality
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Morgan Price, Iryna Davies, Raymond Rusk, Mary Lesperance, Jens Weber
BACKGROUND: Potentially Inappropriate Prescriptions (PIPs) are a common cause of morbidity, particularly in the elderly. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand how the Screening Tool of Older People's Prescriptions (STOPP) prescribing criteria, implemented in a routinely used primary care Electronic Medical Record (EMR), could impact PIP rates in community (non-academic) primary care practices. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-method, pragmatic, cluster, randomized control trial in research naïve primary care practices...
June 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617208/nurse-practitioner-independent-practice-authority-and-mental-health-service-delivery-in-u-s-community-health-centers
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Bo Kyum Yang, Alison M Trinkoff, Julie Magno Zito, Mehmet Burcu, Daniel J Safer, Carla L Storr, Mary E Johantgen, Shannon Idzik
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about how nurse practitioner independent practice authority (NP-IPA) influences patient care. This study examined the effect of NP-IPA on patterns of mental health-related visits provided by NPs in U.S. community health centers (CHCs). METHODS: State NP regulatory information was linked to National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey data on NP- and physician-provided visits (N=61,457) in CHCs from 2006 through 2011. The proportion of NP-provided versus physician-provided mental health-related visits in states with NP-IPA was compared with the proportion in states without NP-IPA...
June 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610561/blended-care-vs-usual-care-in-the-treatment-of-depressive-symptoms-and-disorders-in-general-practice-blending-study-protocol-of-a-non-inferiority-randomized-trial
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Btissame Massoudi, Marco H Blanker, Evelien van Valen, Hans Wouters, Claudi L H Bockting, Huibert Burger
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with depressive disorders are treated by general practitioners (GPs) and are prescribed antidepressant medication. Patients prefer psychological treatments but they are under-used, mainly due to time constraints and limited accessibility. A promising approach to deliver psychological treatment is blended care, i.e. guided online treatment. However, the cost-effectiveness of blended care formatted as an online psychological treatment supported by the patients' own GP or general practice mental health worker (MHW) in routine primary care is unknown...
June 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610526/considering-patient-experience-and-evidence-based-choice-of-medicines-in-medicines-optimisation
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Gerri Kaufman, Ann Bellerby, Mike Kitching
Medicines optimisation can be used by healthcare professionals to support patients to gain maximum benefit from their medicines, with two of the main principles being understanding the patient experience and ensuring medicines choice is evidence-based. Non-adherence is a significant issue in medicines management. Relational aspects of the patient experience, such as empathetic two-way communication between the healthcare professional and patient, the provision of clear information and shared decision-making, can have a positive influence on whether patients take their medicines as intended...
June 14, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609592/perimenopausal-contraception-a-practice-based-approach
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Deborah Bateson, Kathleen McNamee
BACKGROUND: Women who are perimenopausal are at risk of unintended pregnancy despite relatively low fertility at this stage. Contraceptive choice can be limited by increased comorbidities, but the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria (UKMEC) system provides a framework for safe prescribing. OBJECTIVE: This article provides evidence-based guidance on contraceptive options, and information to support decision-making about stopping contraception at menopause. DISCUSSION: Contraceptive choice is determined by several factors, including medical eligibility, side effects and risks, non-contraceptive benefits, cost and personal preference...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608143/resource-utilization-among-glaucoma-patients-in-the-uk-treated-with-beta-blocker-and-non-beta-blocker-adjunctive-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Ananth Viswanathan, Claudio Spera, Anmol Mullins, David Covert, Judit Banhazi, Paul McDwyer, Eibhlin Hudson, Alberto Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have examined outcomes and potential complications among glaucoma patients who are prescribed topical beta-blockers. This study examined resource usage (number of GP visits and hospitalizations) and diagnoses of respiratory or cardiovascular conditions among glaucoma patients prescribed beta-blockers compared to patients not prescribed beta-blockers. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was conducted using data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) database over the period January 1, 2006 to March 31, 2014...
May 30, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606496/emotional-distress-as-a-predictor-of-statin-non-adherence-among-swedish-first-time-myocardial-infarction-patients-2006-2013
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C T Lissåker, J Wallert, C Held, E Olsson
BACKGROUND: Emotional distress (depression and anxiety) has been known to affect mortality after a myocardial infarction (MI). One possible mechanism is through medication non-adherence. Few studies have investigated the link between statin adherence and emotional distress, and results are not consistent. We aimed to explore whether emotional distress affects adherence among first-time MI patients younger than 75years old receiving a prescription for the first time. METHODS: We identified first-MI individuals younger than 75years from the SWEDEHEART national quality registers discharged with a statin prescription...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605493/antiretroviral-therapy-in-geriatric-hiv-patients-the-geppo-cohort-study
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Silvia Nozza, Andrea Malagoli, Lilian Maia, Andrea Calcagno, Emanuele Focà, Giuseppe De Socio, Stefania Piconi, Giancarlo Orofino, Anna Maria Cattelan, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Elena Gervasi, Giovanni Guaraldi
Background: GEPPO is a prospective observational multi-centric cohort including HIV-infected geriatric patients. We hypothesized that the GEPPO cohort may help characterize antiretroviral (ARV) prescribing criteria used in real life by Italian infectious disease (ID) physicians. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study describing the current ARV regimen in a geriatric HIV population (≥65 years). Antiretroviral strategies were categorized as follows: (i) multidrug regimens (MDRs), which comprised triple or mega ART combinations; (ii) less drug regimens (LDRs), which comprised fewer than three ART compounds...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604925/association-of-adverse-events-with-antibiotic-use-in-hospitalized-patients
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Pranita D Tamma, Edina Avdic, David X Li, Kathryn Dzintars, Sara E Cosgrove
Importance: Estimates of the incidence of overall antibiotic-associated adverse drug events (ADEs) in hospitalized patients are generally unavailable. Objective: To describe the incidence of antibiotic-associated ADEs for adult inpatients receiving systemic antibiotic therapy. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort of adult inpatients admitted to general medicine wards at an academic medical center. Exposures: At least 24 hours of any parenteral or oral antibiotic therapy...
June 12, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
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