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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330714/evidence-based-recommendations-to-improve-the-safe-use-of-drugs-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Rianne A Weersink, Margriet Bouma, David M Burger, Joost P H Drenth, S Froukje Harkes-Idzinga, Nicole G M Hunfeld, Herold J Metselaar, Margje H Monster-Simons, Katja Taxis, Sander D Borgsteede
INTRODUCTION: The presence of liver cirrhosis can have a major impact on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, but guidance for prescribing is lacking. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to provide an overview of evidence-based recommendations developed for the safe use of drugs in liver cirrhosis. METHODS: Recommendations were based on a systematic literature search combined with expert opinion from a panel of 10 experts. The safety of each drug was classified as safe, no additional risks known, additional risks known, unsafe, unknown or the safety class was dependent on the severity of liver cirrhosis (Child-Pugh classification)...
January 12, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329567/modified-pilates-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-physiotherapy-care-for-urinary-incontinence-a-mixed-methods-pilot-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Adi Lausen, Louise Marsland, Samantha Head, Joanna Jackson, Berthold Lausen
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a distressing condition affecting at least 5 million women in England and Wales. Traditionally, physiotherapy for UI comprises pelvic floor muscle training, but although evidence suggests this can be effective it is also recognised that benefits are often compromised by patient motivation and commitment. In addition, there is increasing recognition that physical symptoms alone are poor indicators of the impact of incontinence on individuals' lives...
January 12, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324318/a-feasibility-study-of-a-multidimensional-breastfeeding-support-intervention-in-ireland
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Goiuri Alberdi, Elizabeth J O'Sullivan, Helena Scully, Niamh Kelly, Regina Kincaid, Rosie Murtagh, Stephanie Murray, Denise McGuinness, Ashamole Clive, Mary Brosnan, Lucille Sheehy, Elizabeth Dunn, Fionnuala M McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding is the optimum mode of infant feeding. Despite this, most global populations do not achieve the World Health Organisation's recommendation of exclusive breast milk for the first 6 months of life. Irish breastfeeding rates are among the lowest in Europe, necessitating a well-designed breastfeeding-support intervention. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a multidimensional breastfeeding intervention in a rural and an urban maternity setting in Ireland...
December 24, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319481/a-critical-review-of-recent-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-pediatric-urinary-tract-infection
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Michael Chua, Jessica Ming, Shang-Jen Chang, Joana Dos Santos, Niraj Mistry, Jan Michael Silangcruz, Mark Bayley, Martin Koyle
INTRODUCTION: Concerns regarding the quality, credibility, and applicability of recently published pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI) clinical practice guidelines have been raised due to the inconsistencies of recommendations between them. We aimed to determine the quality of the recent clinical practice guidelines on pediatric UTI by using the Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument, and summarize the standard of care in diagnosis and management of pediatric UTI from the top three clinical practice guidelines...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305841/the-role-of-fixed-dose-dual-bronchodilator-therapy-in-treating-copd
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REVIEW
Antonio Anzueto, Marc Miravitlles
The incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is rising in the United States, and the disease represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality. Primary care providers face many challenges in COPD diagnosis and treatment, as different clinical phenotypes require personalized treatment approaches. Patient adherence and inhaler technique also contribute to treatment outcomes. Around 48% of primary care providers are unaware of guidelines and recommendations for COPD diagnosis and treatment, which may lead to misdiagnosis or undertreatment of COPD symptoms...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290441/validation-of-consistency-of-mendelian-sampling-variance
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A-M Tyrisevä, W F Fikse, E A Mäntysaari, J Jakobsen, G P Aamand, J Dürr, M H Lidauer
Experiences from international sire evaluation indicate that the multiple-trait across-country evaluation method is sensitive to changes in genetic variance over time. Top bulls from birth year classes with inflated genetic variance will benefit, hampering reliable ranking of bulls. However, none of the methods available today enable countries to validate their national evaluation models for heterogeneity of genetic variance. We describe a new validation method to fill this gap comprising the following steps: estimating within-year genetic variances using Mendelian sampling and its prediction error variance, fitting a weighted linear regression between the estimates and the years under study, identifying possible outliers, and defining a 95% empirical confidence interval for a possible trend in the estimates...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262399/sacubitril-valsartan-in-clinical-practice-a-report-of-2-cases
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Eugenio Cosentino
Following the results of the PARADIGM-HF trial, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines recommend sacubitril/valsartan to replace ACE inhibitors in ambulatory patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) who remain symptomatic despite optimal therapy and who fit trial criteria. However, the optimal use of sacubitril/valsartan in clinical practice needs further investigation. We report here the cases of 2 patients with HFrEH successfully treated with sacubitril/valsartan in our daily practice...
2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260460/rationale-and-design-for-the-j-discover-study-discovering-the-treatment-reality-of-type-2-diabetes-in-a-real-world-setting-in-japan-a-protocol
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Naoto Katakami, Tomoya Mita, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Kiyoshi Hashigami, Masaru Kawashima, Iichiro Shimomura, Hirotaka Watada
INTRODUCTION: It is estimated that 642 million adults worldwide will have diabetes by 2040, with 80-90% of these having type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). While many new antidiabetic agents have been introduced in recent years, approximately 40% of T2DM patients still fail to achieve the recommended target HbA1c of < 7.0%. Furthermore, many patients with T2DM in Japan are treated by practitioners other than diabetes specialists; therefore, the exact treatment patterns of T2DM in Japan are difficult to quantify...
December 19, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246912/outcomes-of-saphenous-vein-graft-intervention-with-and-without-embolic-protection-device-a-comprehensive-review-and-meta-analysis
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Timir K Paul, Samit Bhatheja, Hemang B Panchal, Shimin Zheng, Subhash Banerjee, Sunil V Rao, Luis Guzman, Nirat Beohar, David Zhao, Roxana Mehran, Debabrata Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines give a class I recommendation to use of embolic protection devices (EPD) for saphenous vein graft (SVG) intervention; however, studies have shown conflicting results. The objective of this meta-analysis is to compare all-cause mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events, myocardial infarction (MI), or target vessel revascularization in SVG intervention with and without EPD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Literature was searched through October 2016...
December 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244479/discovery-of-intermetallic-compounds-from-traditional-to-machine-learning-approaches
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Anton O Oliynyk, Arthur Mar
Intermetallic compounds are bestowed by diverse compositions, complex structures, and useful properties for many materials applications. How metallic elements react to form these compounds and what structures they adopt remain challenging questions that defy predictability. Traditional approaches offer some rational strategies to prepare specific classes of intermetallics, such as targeting members within a modular homologous series, manipulating building blocks to assemble new structures, and filling interstitial sites to create stuffed variants...
December 15, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243497/preventing-recurrent-events-in-survivors-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-australia-consensus-recommendations-using-the-delphi-process
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Christopher J Hammett, John Amerena, David Brieger, Andrew Sindone, Peter L Thompson, Matthew I Worthley, Philip E Aylward
OBJECTIVE: There remain substantial gaps in implementation of evidence-based care in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in Australia, which contribute to high recurrent event rates. Improved translation of evidence into effective action is a key health-care priority. We engaged cardiovascular experts from across Australia to develop straightforward, easily actionable recommendations on key medications to use following ACS. METHODS: An eight-person steering committee (SC) reviewed the published evidence and developed an initial set of statements to be developed into consensus recommendations using a modified Delphi technique...
December 15, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238603/early-proteinuria-response-a-valid-real-life-situation-predictor-of-long-term-lupus-renal-outcome-in-an-ethnically-diverse-group-with-severe-biopsy-proven-nephritis
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Michelle R Ugolini-Lopes, Luciana Parente C Seguro, Maitê Xavier F Castro, Danielle Daffre, Alex C Lopes, Eduardo F Borba, Eloisa Bonfá
Objective: Two recent important lupus nephritis trials reported that proteinuria was a good predictor of renal outcome in Caucasians, but data on real-life situation, other races and severe nephritis are lacking to substantiate this finding as a simple test to guide clinical practice. The aim of this study was to validate proteinuria as a predictor of long-term renal outcome in real-life situation in a racially diverse group of patients with severe nephritis. Methods: Proteinuria, serum creatinine (SCr) and urine red blood cells were assessed at baseline and after 3, 6 and 12 months, as early predictors of long-term renal outcome (SCr <1...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232274/from-theory-to-practice-the-diuretic-potential-of-sacubitril-valsartan-a-tale-of-2-patients
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Sabrina M Hormann, Lindsay E Davis, Elizabeth K Pogge
BACKGROUND: Heart failure prevalence continues to rise in the United States causing significant morbidity and mortality and costing billions in healthcare expenditures. Consensus guidelines updated in 2016 recommend an angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNi) as a therapeutic option in lieu of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker for the management of stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). For chronic HFrEF patients with New York Heart Association class II or III symptoms tolerating an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor/angiotensin receptor blocker, a change in therapy to an ARNi is recommended to further reduce morbidity and mortality...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228817/cangrelor-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-current-status-and-perspectives
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Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christos Pappas, Danai Sfantou, John Lekakis
Cangrelor is an intravenously administered P2Y12 receptor antagonist with very fast, potent, and quickly reversible action. In the CHAMPION PHOENIX trial, cangrelor provided an improved anti-ischemic protection compared with clopidogrel, without increasing the risk of severe bleeding. Cangrelor is currently approved by drug regulating authorities for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) without prior treatment with a P2Y12 receptor antagonist and not receiving a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor, while its use is endorsed with a class IIb recommendation by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224652/primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-at-centers-with-and-without-on-site-surgical-support-insights-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Majed Afana, Hitinder S Gurm, Milan Seth, Kathleen M Frazier, Sheryl Fielding, Gerald C Koenig
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is being increasingly performed nationally at sites without on-site cardiac surgery; however, recent guidelines only provide a Class IIa recommendation for this practice. The state of Michigan has permitted PPCI without on-site surgery under a closely monitored system that mandates auditing of all procedures and quarterly feedback on quality and outcomes. This study sought to compare outcomes of patients undergoing PPCI at centers with and without on-site surgery in the state of Michigan...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221302/the-society-for-translational-medicine-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-mechanical-ventilation-management-for-patients-undergoing-lobectomy
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REVIEW
Shugeng Gao, Zhongheng Zhang, Alessandro Brunelli, Chang Chen, Chun Chen, Gang Chen, Haiquan Chen, Jin-Shing Chen, Stephen Cassivi, Ying Chai, John B Downs, Wentao Fang, Xiangning Fu, Martínez I Garutti, Jianxing He, Jie He, Jian Hu, Yunchao Huang, Gening Jiang, Hongjing Jiang, Zhongmin Jiang, Danqing Li, Gaofeng Li, Hui Li, Qiang Li, Xiaofei Li, Yin Li, Zhijun Li, Chia-Chuan Liu, Deruo Liu, Lunxu Liu, Yongyi Liu, Haitao Ma, Weimin Mao, Yousheng Mao, Juwei Mou, Calvin Sze Hang Ng, René H Petersen, Guibin Qiao, Gaetano Rocco, Erico Ruffini, Lijie Tan, Qunyou Tan, Tang Tong, Haidong Wang, Qun Wang, Ruwen Wang, Shumin Wang, Deyao Xie, Qi Xue, Tao Xue, Lin Xu, Shidong Xu, Songtao Xu, Tiansheng Yan, Fenglei Yu, Zhentao Yu, Chunfang Zhang, Lanjun Zhang, Tao Zhang, Xun Zhang, Xiaojing Zhao, Xuewei Zhao, Xiuyi Zhi, Qinghua Zhou
Patients undergoing lobectomy are at significantly increased risk of lung injury. One-lung ventilation is the most commonly used technique to maintain ventilation and oxygenation during the operation. It is a challenge to choose an appropriate mechanical ventilation strategy to minimize the lung injury and other adverse clinical outcomes. In order to understand the available evidence, a systematic review was conducted including the following topics: (I) protective ventilation (PV); (II) mode of mechanical ventilation [e...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215187/the-use-of-orientation-decision-do-discuss-reflect-od3r-method-to-increase-critical-thinking-skill-and-practical-skill-in-biochemistry-learning
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Yunita Arian Sani Anwar, Senam Senam, Endang W Laksono
We have developed an OD3R method that can be applied on Biochemistry learning. This OD3R consists of 5 phases: orientation, decision, do, discuss, and reflect to connect lessons in the class with practice in the laboratory. Implementation of OD3R method was done in 2 universities in Yogyakarta to increase critical thinking skill and practical skill of the students. The critical thinking skills were assessed using modified Hoyo rubric according to student's ability in writing laboratory work report. Practical skill was assessed using a rubric with 6 practical skill categories: procedural skill, manipulative skill, observation skill, drawing skill, interpretation skill, and presentation skill...
December 7, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214872/measuring-reliable-change-in-cognition-using-the-edinburgh-cognitive-and-behavioural-als-screen-ecas
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Christopher Crockford, Judith Newton, Katie Lonergan, Caoifa Madden, Iain Mays, Meabhdh O'Sullivan, Emmet Costello, Marta Pinto-Grau, Alice Vajda, Mark Heverin, Niall Pender, Ammar Al-Chalabi, Orla Hardiman, Sharon Abrahams
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment affects approximately 50% of people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Research has indicated that impairment may worsen with disease progression. The Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioural ALS Screen (ECAS) was designed to measure neuropsychological functioning in ALS, with its alternate forms (ECAS-A, B, and C) allowing for serial assessment over time. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to establish reliable change scores for the alternate forms of the ECAS, and to explore practice effects and test-retest reliability of the ECAS's alternate forms...
December 7, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214650/perampanel-an-ampa-receptor-antagonist-from-clinical-research-to-practice-in-clinical-settings
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REVIEW
J-J Tsai, T Wu, H Leung, T Desudchit, S Tiamkao, K-S Lim, A Dash
Epileptic seizures are refractory to treatment in approximately one-third of patients despite the recent introduction of many newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Development of novel AEDs therefore remains a high priority. Perampanel is a first-in-class non-competitive selective AMPA receptor antagonist with a unique mechanism of action. Clinical efficacy and safety of perampanel as adjunctive treatment for focal seizures with/without secondary generalization (±SG) and primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures have been established in five phase 3 randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and a long-term extension study, and perampanel is approved as monotherapy for focal seizures ±SG in the USA...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214027/to-what-extent-do-prescribing-practices-for-hypertension-in-the-private-sector-in-zimbabwe-follow-the-national-treatment-guidelines-an-analysis-of-insurance-medical-claims
#20
Victor Basopo, Paschal N Mujasi
Background: Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disease in Zimbabwe. The prevalence of Hypertension in the country is above 30% regardless of the cut off used. Currently, majority of patients in Zimbabwe seek health care from the private sector due to limited government funding for the public health sector. However, Standard treatment guidelines for hypertension are only available in the public sector and are optional in the private sector. This study assesses compliance of private sector prescribing to Standard Treatment guidelines for hypertension...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
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