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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737744/delivering-advanced-therapies-the-big-pharma-approach
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J Tarnowski, D Krishna, L Jespers, A Ketkar, R Haddock, J Imrie, S Kili
After two decades of focused development and some recent clinical successes, cell and gene therapy (CGT) is emerging as a promising approach to personalized medicines. Genetically engineered cells as a medical modality are poised to stand alongside or in combination with small molecule and biopharmaceutical approaches to bring new therapies to patients globally. Big pharma can play a vital role in industrializing CGT by focusing on diseases with high un-met medical need and compelling genetic evidence. Pharma should invest in manufacturing and supply chain solutions that deliver reproducible, high quality therapies at a commercially viable cost...
July 24, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733905/glp-1-glucagon-receptor-co-agonism-for-treatment-of-obesity
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Miguel A Sánchez-Garrido, Sara J Brandt, Christoffer Clemmensen, Timo D Müller, Richard D DiMarchi, Matthias H Tschöp
Over a relatively short period, obesity and type 2 diabetes have come to represent a large medical and economic burden to global societies. The epidemic rise in the prevalence of obesity has metabolic consequences and is paralleled by an increased occurrence of other diseases, such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular complications. Together, obesity and type 2 diabetes constitute one of the more preventable causes of premature death and the identification of novel, safe and effective anti-obesity drugs is of utmost importance...
July 21, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730958/engineering-synergistically-active-and-bioavailable-cost-effective-medicines-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-the-role-of-excipients
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Dolores R Serrano, Aikaterini Lalatsa, M Auxiliadora Dea-Ayuela
Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease responsible for the ninth largest disease burden in the world threatening 350 million people mostly in developing countries. The lack of efficacy, severe adverse effects, long duration, high cost and parenteral administration of the current therapies result in poor patient compliance and emergence of resistance. Leishmaniasis' unmet need for safer, affordable and more effective treatments is only partly addressed by today's global health product pipeline that focuses on products amenable to rapid clinical development, mainly by reformulating or repurposing existing drugs for new uses...
July 19, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708418/vaccines-pesticides-and-narratives-of-exposure-and-evidence
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Elena Conis
This essay considers the cultural work performed by two public health narratives - the DDT narrative and the vaccine narrative - as they appeared in popular and professional discourse concerning two recent media events: controversy over an antivaccination film, and the emergence of a Zika global public health emergency. Like all narratives in the history of medicine, the stories historians and others tell about DDT and about vaccines organize a shared past to explain the present. They also point to a hoped-for future...
July 14, 2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707287/are-the-origins-of-precision-medicine-found-in-the-corpus-hippocraticum
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Meropi K Konstantinidou, Makrina Karaglani, Maria Panagopoulou, Aliki Fiska, Ekaterini Chatzaki
Precision medicine (PM) is currently placed at the center of global attention following decades of research towards the improvement of medical practice. The subject of this study was to examine whether this trend had emerged earlier, in fact if the fundamentals of PM can be traced back to the ancient Greek era. For this reason, we studied the collection of all the Hippocratic texts, called the Corpus Hippocraticum, using original translations, and attempted an interpretation of the ancient authors in the context of the modern concept of PM...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704285/cricothyroidotomy-in-situ-simulation-curriculum-cric-study-training-residents-for-rare-procedures
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Andrew Petrosoniak, Agnes Ryzynski, Gerald Lebovic, Karen Woolfrey
INTRODUCTION: Technical skill acquisition for rare procedures can be challenging given the few real-life training opportunities. In situ simulation (ISS), a training technique that takes place in the actual workplace, is a promising method to promote environmental fidelity for rare procedures. This study evaluated a simulation-based technical skill curriculum for cricothyroidotomy using deliberate practice, followed by an ISS evaluation session. METHODS: Twenty emergency medicine residents participated in a two-part curriculum to improve cricothryoidotomy performance...
April 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694178/medicinal-plants-used-in-the-treatment-of-tuberculosis-ethnobotanical-and-ethnopharmacological-approaches
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Javad Sharifi-Rad, Bahare Salehi, Zorica Z Stojanović-Radić, Patrick Valere Tsouh Fokou, Marzieh Sharifi-Rad, Gail B Mahady, Majid Sharifi-Rad, Mohammad-Reza Masjedi, Temitope O Lawal, Seyed Abdulmajid Ayatollahi, Javid Masjedi, Razieh Sharifi-Rad, William N Setzer, Mehdi Sharifi-Rad, Farzad Kobarfard, Atta-Ur Rahman, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Athar Ata, Marcello Iriti
Tuberculosis is a highly infectious disease declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, with approximately one third of the world's population being latently infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis treatment consists in an intensive phase and a continuation phase. Unfortunately, the appearance of multi drug-resistant tuberculosis, mainly due to low adherence to prescribed therapies or inefficient healthcare structures, requires at least 20months of treatment with second-line, more toxic and less efficient drugs, i...
July 8, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693486/performance-of-international-medical-students-in-psychosocial-medicine
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D Huhn, J Lauter, D Roesch Ely, E Koch, A Möltner, W Herzog, F Resch, S C Herpertz, C Nikendei
BACKGROUND: Particularly at the beginning of their studies, international medical students face a number of language-related, social and intercultural challenges. Thus, they perform poorer than their local counterparts in written and oral examinations as well as in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in the fields of internal medicine and surgery. It is still unknown how international students perform in an OSCE in the field of psychosocial medicine compared to their local fellow students...
July 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685812/simulation-based-training-program-with-deliberate-practice-for-ultrasound-guided-jugular-central-venous-catheter-placement
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M A Corvetto, J C Pedemonte, D Varas, C Fuentes, F R Altermatt
BACKGROUND: Current evidence supports the utility of simulation training for bedside procedures such as ultrasound-guided jugular central venous catheter (CVC) insertion. However, a standardized methodology to teach procedural skills has not been determined yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a simulation-based training program for improving novice technical performance during ultrasound-guided internal jugular CVC placement. METHODS: Postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) residents from anesthesiology, emergency medicine, cardiology, ICU, and nephrology specialties were trained in four deliberate practice sessions...
July 6, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685669/understanding-how-domestic-health-policy-is-integrated-into-foreign-policy-in-south-africa-a-case-for-accelerating-access-to-antiretroviral-medicines
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Simon Moeketsi Modisenyane, Stephen James Heinrich Hendricks, Harvey Fineberg
BACKGROUND: South Africa, as an emerging middle-income country, is becoming increasingly influential in global health diplomacy (GHD). However, little empirical research has been conducted to inform arguments for the integration of domestic health into foreign policy by state and non-state actors. This study seeks to address this knowledge gap. It takes the form of an empirical case study which analyses how South Africa integrates domestic health into its foreign policy, using the lens of access to antiretroviral (ARV) medicines...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664134/traditional-indian-medicine-tim-and-traditional-korean-medicine-tkm-aconstitutional-based-concept-and-comparison
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Young Min Kang, Richard Komakech, Chandrakant Shivappa Karigar, Asma Saqib
Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) plays an integral role in providing health care worldwide. It is based on sound fundamental principles and centuries of practices. This study compared traditional Indian medicine (TIM) and traditional Korean medicine (TKM) basing on data obtained from peer reviewed articles, respective government institutional reports and World Health Organization reports. Despite the fact that TIM and TKM have individual qualities that are unique from each other including different histories of origin, they share a lot in common...
June 2017: Integrative medicine research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661866/approaching-a-global-definition-of-family-medicine-the-besrour-papers-a-series-on-the-state-of-family-medicine-in-the-world
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Christine Gibson, Neil Arya, David Ponka, Katherine Rouleau, Robert Woollard
OBJECTIVE: To find a common global definition of family medicine. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE: Since 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada has hosted the Besrour Conferences to reflect on its role in advancing the discipline of family medicine globally. The Besrour Papers Working Group, which was struck at the 2013 conference, was tasked with developing a series of papers to highlight the key issues, lessons learned, and outcomes emerging from the various activities of the Besrour collaboration...
November 2016: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655818/novel-plasmid-mediated-colistin-resistance-gene-mcr-3-in-escherichia-coli
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Wenjuan Yin, Hui Li, Yingbo Shen, Zhihai Liu, Shaolin Wang, Zhangqi Shen, Rong Zhang, Timothy R Walsh, Jianzhong Shen, Yang Wang
The mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 has attracted global attention, as it heralds the breach of polymyxins, one of the last-resort antibiotics for the treatment of severe clinical infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. To date, six slightly different variants of mcr-1, and a second mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-2, have been reported or annotated in the GenBank database. Here, we characterized a third mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-3 The gene coexisted with 18 additional resistance determinants in the 261-kb IncHI2-type plasmid pWJ1 from porcine Escherichia colimcr-3 showed 45...
June 27, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642701/the-market-of-biopharmaceutical-medicines-a-snapshot-of-a-diverse-industrial-landscape
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Evelien Moorkens, Nicolas Meuwissen, Isabelle Huys, Paul Declerck, Arnold G Vulto, Steven Simoens
Background: Biopharmaceutical medicines represent a growing share of the global pharmaceutical market, and with many of these biopharmaceutical products facing loss of exclusivity rights, also biosimilars may now enter the biopharmaceutical market. Objectives: This study aims to identify and document which investment and development strategies are adopted by industrial players in the global biopharmaceutical market. Methods: A descriptive analysis was undertaken of the investment and development strategies of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies according to 2015 worldwide prescription drug sales...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632011/essential-public-health-competencies-for-medical-students-establishing-a-consensus-in-family-medicine
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Christopher P Morley, Scott R Rosas, Ranit Mishori, William Jordan, Yumi Shitama Jarris, Family Medicine/Public Health Competencies Work Group, Jacob Prunuske
Phenomenon: The integration of public health (PH) competency training into medical education, and further integration of PH and primary care, has been urged by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. However, PH competencies are numerous, and no consensus exists over which competencies are most important for adoption by current trainees. Our objective was to conduct a group concept mapping exercise with stakeholders identifying the most important and feasible PH skills to incorporate in medical and residency curricula...
July 2017: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631044/-personalized-treatment-of-viral-hepatitis-of-the-present-and-the-future-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-c-delta-and-e
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R Bartenschlager, M Cornberg, T Pietschmann
Precision medicine is also possible for infectious diseases as shown for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, especially if different options are available. In hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, treatment indication as well as the choice of treatment and the decisions to stop treatment are based on viral markers and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level. Future therapies for HBV infection aiming for functional cure or even virus elimination may be even more personalized and have to take into account the immune status of a given patient...
June 19, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625995/novel-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-from-agricultural-soil-exposed-to-antibiotics-widely-used-in-human-medicine-and-animal-farming
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Calvin Ho-Fung Lau, Kalene van Engelen, Stephen Gordon, Justin Renaud, Edward Topp
Antibiotic resistance has emerged globally as one of the biggest threats to human and animal health. Although the excessive use of antibiotics is recognized for accelerating the selection for resistance, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that natural environments are "hotspots" for the development of both ancient and contemporary resistance mechanisms. Given that pharmaceuticals can be entrained onto agricultural land through anthropogenic activities, this could be a potential driver for the emergence and dissemination of resistance in soil bacteria...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621247/-aria-2016-executive-summary-integrated-care-pathways-for-predictive-medicine-across-the-life-cycle
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Ayşe Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Ömer Kalaycı, Cemal Cingi, Bilun Gemicioğlu, Ali Fuat Kalyoncu, Iogana Agache, Claus Bachert, Anna Bedbrook, George Walter Canonica, Thomas Casale, Alvaro Cruz, Wytsk Ej Fokkens, Peter Hellings, Boleslaw Samolinski, Jean Bousquet
The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) initiative commenced during a World Health Organization (WHO) workshop in 1999. The initial goals were (i) to propose a new allergic rhinitis classification, (ii) to promote the concept of multi-morbidity in asthma and rhinitis and (iii) to develop guidelines with all stakeholders for global use in all countries and populations. ARIA- disseminated and implemented in over 70 countries globally- is now focusing on the implementation of emerging technologies for individualized and predictive medicine...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619411/where-we-fall-down-tensions-in-teaching-social-medicine-and-global-health
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Amy Finnegan, Michelle Morse, Marisa Nadas, Michael Westerhaus
BACKGROUND: As global health interest has risen, so too has the relevance of education on the social determinants of health and health equity. Social medicine offers a particularly salient framework for educating on the social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity. SocMed and EqualHealth, 2 unique but related organizations, offer annual global health courses in Uganda, Haiti, and the United States, which train students to understand and respond to the social determinants of health through praxis, self-reflection and self-awareness, and building collaborative partnerships across difference...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615392/family-medicine-around-the-world-overview-by-region-the-besrour-papers-a-series-on-the-state-of-family-medicine-in-the-world
#20
REVIEW
Neil Arya, Christine Gibson, David Ponka, Cynthia Haq, Stephanie Hansel, Bruce Dahlman, Katherine Rouleau
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate how family medicine has been recognized and integrated into primary health care systems in contrasting contexts around the world and to provide an overview of how family physicians are trained and certified. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE: Since 2012, the College of Family Physicians of Canada has hosted the Besrour Conferences to reflect on its role in advancing the discipline of family medicine globally. The Besrour Papers Working Group, which was struck at the 2013 conference, was tasked with developing a series of papers to highlight the key issues, lessons learned, and outcomes emerging from the various activities of the Besrour collaboration...
June 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
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