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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620754/variation-in-pediatric-post-ablation-care-a%C3%A2-survey-of-the-pediatric-and%C3%A2-congenital-electrophysiology-society-paces
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Brynn E Dechert, Macdonald Dick, David J Bradley, Martin J LaPage
Although catheter ablation is a standard treatment for pediatric arrhythmias, there are no consensus guidelines for follow-up care. This study describes the variation in post-ablation practices identified through a survey of the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society (PACES). Pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society members were invited to participate in an online survey of post-ablation practices in September 2014. Survey questions targeted routine post-ablation practices for three common arrhythmia substrates: atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia, concealed accessory pathways (AP), and manifest APs...
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619060/incidence-disease-onset-and-short-term-outcome-in-urea-cycle-disorders-cross-border-surveillance-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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Susanne Nettesheim, Stefan Kölker, Daniela Karall, Johannes Häberle, Roland Posset, Georg F Hoffmann, Beate Heinrich, Florian Gleich, Sven F Garbade
BACKGROUND: Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are a group of rare inherited metabolic disorders. Affected individuals often present with hyperammonemic encephalopathy (HE) and have an increased risk of severe neurologic disease and early death. The study aims to provide epidemiologic data and to describe the disease manifestation and short-term outcome. METHOD: Cross-border surveillance of newly diagnosed patients with UCDs - below 16 years of age - was performed from July 2012 to June 2015 in Germany and Austria and from January 2012 to December 2015 in Switzerland...
June 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618239/extent-and-risks-of-antipsychotic-off-label-use-in-children-and-adolescents-in-germany-between-2004-and-2011
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Carsten Schröder, Michael Dörks, Bianca Kollhorst, Tilo Blenk, Ralf W Dittmann, Edeltraut Garbe, Oliver Riedel
OBJECTIVE: Only little is known about antipsychotic (AP) off-label use (OLU) in pediatric populations. It was the aim of this study to examine the frequency as well as the risks of off-label AP use in underaged patients. METHODS: To calculate the frequency of off-label AP prescriptions for the years 2004-2011, we used claims data of more than two million minors aged 0-17 years. Off-label prescriptions were analyzed with regard to type of OLU, physician specialty, and underlying diagnoses...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614899/determination-of-plasma-concentration-reference-ranges-for-risperidone-and-paliperidone
#4
Julia Korell, Bruce Green, Bart Remmerie, An Vermeulen
Schizophrenia is a common disease managed by a range of interventions with the primary treatment being antipsychotic medications (APS). Inadequate response, lack of adherence, and/or adverse events often prevent optimal therapeutic effects or therapeutic efficiency. Monitoring APS plasma concentrations can be used together with a full clinical evaluation to help improve patient care or offer better treatment options for the patient. To enable interpretation of individual risperidone and paliperidone plasma concentrations, we developed 'reference ranges', which consider the expected variability in plasma concentrations between subjects across the population, rather than representing a 'therapeutic range' that relates to efficacy and/or safety outcomes...
June 14, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613100/myocardial-infarction-risk-and-antipsychotics-use-revisited-a-meta-analysis-of-10-observational-studies
#5
Kai-Lin Huang, Ching-Ju Fang, Chien-Chi Hsu, Shu-I Wu, Jimmy Jm Juang, Robert Stewart
OBJECTIVE: Associations between antipsychotic agent (AP) use and myocardial infarction (MI) risk have been inconsistent and remain controversial. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis of observational studies to address this knowledge gap. METHOD: Detailed electronic database searches were performed to identify reports of observational studies that evaluated the association between AP use and the risk of MI. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) were calculated using random or fixed-effects models...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592292/effects-of-amiodarone-on-short-qt-syndrome-variant-3-in-human-ventricles-a-simulation-study
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Cunjin Luo, Kuanquan Wang, Henggui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a newly identified clinical disorder associated with atrial and/or ventricular arrhythmias and increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The SQTS variant 3 is linked to D172N mutation to the KCNJ2 gene that causes a gain-of-function to the inward rectifier potassium channel current (I K1), which shortens the ventricular action potential duration (APD) and effective refractory period (ERP). Pro-arrhythmogenic effects of SQTS have been characterized, but less is known about the possible pharmacological treatment of SQTS...
June 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592198/reversible-drug-induced-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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J Risse, M Vieira, F Beuret, N Petitpain, S Zuily, D Wahl
We report an original case of reversible antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) due to minocycline in a young male patient who experienced recurrent strokes while taking minocycline. He started minocycline therapy (50 mg twice daily) at 15 years old for acne. After three years of treatment, the patient experienced a lateral medullary syndrome. He was treated with aspirin while minocycline was continued. Eighteen months later, the patient complained about horizontal binocular diplopia. MRI revealed an infarct of the oculomotor nerve nucleus...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584200/efficacy-of-different-treatment-regimens-for-antiphospholipid-syndrome-related-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
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Sheng-Long Ye, Xun-Ke Gu, Li-Yuan Tao, Ji-Mei Cong, Yong-Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)-related immune factors are considered as an important cause of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). Anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory treatments are believed to effectively improve adverse pregnancy outcomes by affecting the abnormal autoimmune response of the maternal-fetal interface. The aim of this study was to observe the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of anticoagulant regimens and anti-inflammatory plus anticoagulation regimens for APS-related RSA...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578741/antipsychotic-combinations-in-schizophrenia
#9
C Gastaldon, D Papola, G Ostuzzi
In the treatment of resistant schizophrenia, a number of meta-analyses attempted to quantify the efficacy and tolerability of antipsychotic (AP) polypharmacy v. monotherapy with contradictory results. Recently, a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials investigated the efficacy and tolerability of AP combination v. monotherapy in schizophrenia. It included 31 studies: 21 double-blind (considered high-quality studies) and 10 open-label (considered low-quality studies). The meta-analysis showed that, overall, the combination of two APs was more effective than monotherapy in terms of symptom reduction (standardised mean difference (SMD) = -0...
June 5, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576307/serological-evolution-in-women-with-positive-antiphospholipid-antibodies
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Leyre Riancho-Zarrabeitia, Germán Daroca, Pedro Muñoz, Marcos López-Hoyos, Ana Haya, Víctor M Martínez-Taboada
OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical and serological course of fertile women with positive antiphospholipid (aPL), and the factors and therapeutic implications associated with aPL negativization. METHODS: Retrospective study including 105 women with a positive aPL serology between 1995 and 2013 attending the obstetric autoimmune pathology clinic of a tertiary facility. Patients were classified into the following 3 groups: patients with primary antiphospholipid syndrome (pAPS, 49), patients with a positive serology for aPL, not meeting clinical criteria (42), and patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and a positive aPL serology (14)...
May 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567288/gad-antibody-associated-limbic-encephalitis-in-a-young-woman-with-apeced
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Anna Kopczak, Adrian-Minh Schumacher, Sandra Nischwitz, Tania Kümpfel, Günter K Stalla, Matthias K Auer
The autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene. Immune deficiency, hypoparathyroidism and Addison's disease due to autoimmune dysfunction are the major clinical signs of APECED. We report on a 21-year-old female APECED patient with two inactivating mutations in the AIRE gene. She presented with sudden onset of periodic nausea. Adrenal insufficiency was diagnosed by means of the ACTH stimulation test...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551844/a-pilot-study-of-minocycline-for-the-prevention-of-paclitaxel-associated-neuropathy-accru-study-ru221408i
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Deirdre R Pachman, Travis Dockter, Patricia J Zekan, Briant Fruth, Kathryn J Ruddy, Lauren E Ta, Jacqueline M Lafky, Todor Dentchev, Nguyet Anh Le-Lindqwister, William M Sikov, Nathan Staff, Andreas S Beutler, Charles L Loprinzi
PURPOSE: Paclitaxel is associated with both an acute pain syndrome (P-APS) and chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Given that extensive animal data suggest that minocycline may prevent chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity, the purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the efficacy of minocycline for the prevention of CIPN and the P-APS. METHODS: Patients with breast cancer were enrolled prior to initiating neoadjuvant or adjuvant weekly paclitaxel for 12 weeks and were randomized to receive minocycline 200 mg on day 1 followed by 100 mg twice daily or a matching placebo...
May 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541926/addition-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-and-coenzyme-q10-to-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-combined-dyslipidemia
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Štefan Tóth, Matej Šajty, Tímea Pekárová, Adil Mughees, Peter Štefanič, Matan Katz, Katarína Spišáková, Jozef Pella, Daniel Pella
BACKGROUND: Statins represent a group of drugs that are currently indicated in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. Their administration can be associated with side effects and the insufficient reduction of triacylglyceride (TAG) levels. This study aimed to assess the effect of the triple combination of statins with omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on parameters associated with atherogenesis and statin side effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this pilot randomized double-blind trial, 105 subjects who met the criteria of combined dislipidemia and elevated TAG levels were randomly divided into three groups...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525289/high-throughput-phenotyping-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-and-neurons-using-electric-field-stimulation-and-high-speed-fluorescence-imaging
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Neil J Daily, Zhong-Wei Du, Tetsuro Wakatsuki
Electrophysiology of excitable cells, including muscle cells and neurons, has been measured by making direct contact with a single cell using a micropipette electrode. To increase the assay throughput, optical devices such as microscopes and microplate readers have been used to analyze electrophysiology of multiple cells. We have established a high-throughput (HTP) analysis of action potentials (APs) in highly enriched motor neurons and cardiomyocytes (CMs) that are differentiated from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
May 19, 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508933/genetic-variants-within-key-nodes-of-the-cascade-of-antipsychotic-mechanisms-effects-on-antipsychotic-response-and-schizophrenia-psychopathology-in-a-naturalistic-treatment-setting-in-two-independent-korean-and-italian-samples
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Marco Calabrò, Stefano Porcelli, Concetta Crisafulli, Sheng-Min Wang, Soo-Jung Lee, Changsu Han, Ashwin A Patkar, Prakash S Masand, Diego Albani, Ilaria Raimondi, Gianluigi Forloni, Sofia Bin, Alessandro Mattiaccio, Vilma Mantovani, Tae-Youn Jun, Chi-Un Pae, Alessandro Serretti
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia (SCZ) is one of the most disabling psychiatric disorders. Genetic factors play an important role in both SCZ liability and its treatment outcome. In the present paper, we investigated the effects of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ten strong candidate genes involved with antipsychotics (APs) mechanisms of action. METHODS: Two independent samples were investigated in the present study. Totals of 176 SCZ subjects and 326 controls of Korean ancestry, and 83 SCZ subjects and 194 controls of Italian ancestry were recruited and genotyped...
May 16, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497840/risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-despite-successful-radiofrequency-ablation-of-accessory-pathway-at-11-years-of-follow-up
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Michał Orczykowski, Piotr Urbanek, Robert Bodalski, Paweł Derejko, Grzegorz Warmiński, Małgorzata Łodyga, Damian Łasocha, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Maciej Dąbrowski, Paweł Tyczyński, Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska, Rafał Baranowski, Artur Oręziak, Maciej Sterliński, Maria Bilińska, Łukasz Szumowski
BACKGROUND: Previous reports on patients with radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of accessory pathway (AP) and atrial fibrillation (AF) include only short follow-up periods. The aim of this study was to analyse predictors of recurrence of AF in patients after successful RFCA of APs over long term follow-up periods. METHODS: Of the 1,007 patients who underwent non-pharmacological treatment of Aps ( between the years 1993-2008), data of 100 consecutive patients were retrospectively analyzed (75 men, mean age 43...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495013/the-acttion-aps-aapm-pain-taxonomy-aaapt-multidimensional-approach-to-classifying-acute-pain-conditions
#17
Michael L Kent, Patrick J Tighe, Inna Belfer, Timothy J Brennan, Stephen Bruehl, Chad M Brummett, Chester C Buckenmaier, Asokumar Buvanendran, Robert I Cohen, Paul Desjardins, David Edwards, Roger Fillingim, Jennifer Gewandter, Debra B Gordon, Robert W Hurley, Henrik Kehlet, John D Loeser, Sean Mackey, Samuel A McLean, Rosemary Polomano, Siamak Rahman, Srinivasa Raja, Michael Rowbotham, Santhanam Suresh, Bernard Schachtel, Kristin Schreiber, Mark Schumacher, Brett Stacey, Steven Stanos, Knox Todd, Dennis C Turk, Steven J Weisman, Christopher Wu, Daniel B Carr, Robert H Dworkin, Gregory Terman
OBJECTIVE: With the increasing societal awareness of the prevalence and impact of acute pain, there is a need to develop an acute pain classification system that both reflects contemporary mechanistic insights and helps guide future research and treatment. Existing classifications of acute pain conditions are limiting, with a predominant focus on the sensory experience (eg, pain intensity) and pharmacologic consumption. Consequently, there is a need to more broadly characterize and classify the multidimensional experience of acute pain...
May 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494969/rate-dependent-role-of-ikur-in-human-atrial-repolarization-and-atrial-fibrillation-maintenance
#18
Martin Aguilar, Jianlin Feng, Edward Vigmond, Philippe Comtois, Stanley Nattel
The atrial-specific ultrarapid delayed rectifier K(+) current (IKur) inactivates slowly but completely at depolarized voltages. The consequences for IKur rate-dependence have not been analyzed in detail and currently available mathematical action-potential (AP) models do not take into account experimentally observed IKur inactivation dynamics. Here, we developed an updated formulation of IKur inactivation that accurately reproduces time-, voltage-, and frequency-dependent inactivation. We then modified the human atrial cardiomyocyte Courtemanche AP model to incorporate realistic IKur inactivation properties...
May 9, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494269/medical-conditions-associated-with-recurrent-miscarriage-is-bmi-the-tip-of-the-iceberg
#19
Mushi J Matjila, Anne Hoffman, Zephne M van der Spuy
BACKGROUND: In contrast to sporadic miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage (RM) is a rare entity which affects 1% of couples attempting conception. It is distressing for couples and healthcare professionals as the aetiology is unclear with limited treatment options. Apart from anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS), the strength of associations between RM and commonly investigated endocrine, autoimmune, thrombophilic and uterine structural abnormalities remains uncertain and variable. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of commonly investigated medical conditions associated with RM...
July 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488841/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-an-update
#20
Gerard Espinosa, Ignasi Rodriguez-Pinto, Ricard Cervera
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare variant that accounts for 1% of patients with APS. Despite its low frequency, the mortality-related is very high ranging from 50% of patients in the first series to 37% in the most recent data. The current knowledge of this potential devastating entity comes from the International Registry of patients with CAPS, named CAPS Registry. Small vessel thrombosis, laboratory features of microangiopathic haemolytic anemia, and development of multisystem involvement in a very short period of time are the main characteristics of this syndrome...
May 8, 2017: Panminerva Medica
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