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By Mohammed Liaquatullah Imtiaz Endocrinologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990270/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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REVIEW
Halley Tsai, Yon K Sung, Vinicio de Jesus Perez
Over the past 20 years, there has been an explosion in the development of therapeutics to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare but life-threatening disorder associated with progressive elevation of pulmonary pressures and severe right heart failure. Recently, the field has seen the introduction of riociguat, a soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator, a new endothelin receptor antagonist (macitentan), and oral prostanoids (treprostinil and selexipag). Besides new drugs, there have been significant advances in defining the role of upfront combination therapy in treatment-naïve patients as well as proposed methods to deliver systemic prostanoids by use of implantable pumps...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832612/current-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-for-specific-dilated-cardiomyopathies-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
#2
Biykem Bozkurt, Monica Colvin, Jennifer Cook, Leslie T Cooper, Anita Deswal, Gregg C Fonarow, Gary S Francis, Daniel Lenihan, Eldrin F Lewis, Dennis M McNamara, Elfriede Pahl, Ramachandran S Vasan, Kumudha Ramasubbu, Kismet Rasmusson, Jeffrey A Towbin, Clyde Yancy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134012/treatment-of-epileptic-encephalopathies
#3
Hiroki Nariai, Susan Duberstein, Shlomo Shinnar
Childhood epileptic encephalopathies are age-dependent disorders of the brain whose hallmarks include loss of neurologic function over time, abnormal electroencephalographic findings, and seizures. Ictal and interictal electrographic activity are conjointly thought to be at the root of the often devastating neuropsychological deterioration, which is specific to the maturing brain. The goals of treatment are not only to control seizures, but also to prevent or reverse neurologic loss of function. In general, time is of the essence in diagnosis, and experienced specialists should promptly design a treatment plan...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159829/iga-nephropathy
#4
Jennifer C Rodrigues, Mark Haas, Heather N Reich
IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is a leading cause of CKD and renal failure. Recent international collaborative efforts have led to important discoveries that have improved our understanding of some of the key steps involved in the immunopathogenesis of IgAN. Furthermore, establishment of multicenter networks has contributed to rigorous design and execution of clinical trials that have provided important insights regarding immunotherapy in IgAN. In this article, we review emerging developments in clinical and translational IgAN research and describe how these novel findings will influence future strategies to improve the outcome of patients with IgAN...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119010/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ascites
#5
Emmanuel A Tsochatzis, Alexander L Gerbes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27140617/pi3k-resistant-gsk3-controls-adiponectin-formation-and-protects-from-metabolic-syndrome
#6
Hong Chen, Abul Fajol, Miriam Hoene, Bingbing Zhang, Erwin D Schleicher, Yun Lin, Carsten Calaminus, Bernd J Pichler, Cora Weigert, Hans U Häring, Florian Lang, Michael Föller
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by insulin resistance, obesity, and dyslipidemia. It is the consequence of an imbalance between caloric intake and energy consumption. Adiponectin protects against metabolic syndrome. Insulin-induced signaling includes activation of PI3 kinase and protein kinase B (PKB)/Akt. PKB/Akt in turn inactivates glycogen synthase kinase (GSK) 3, a major regulator of metabolism. Here, we studied the significance of PI3K-dependent GSK3 inactivation for adiponectin formation in diet-induced metabolic syndrome...
May 17, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122641/viral-and-bacterial-co-infection-in-pneumonia-do-we-know-enough-to-improve-clinical-care
#7
EDITORIAL
Kelly A Cawcutt, Andre C Kalil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 26, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140674/concentrated-insulins-clinical-applications-use-in-practical-settings
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052967/official-american-thoracic-society-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-clinical-practice-guidelines-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-adults-and-children
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David M Lewinsohn, Michael K Leonard, Philip A LoBue, David L Cohn, Charles L Daley, Ed Desmond, Joseph Keane, Deborah A Lewinsohn, Ann M Loeffler, Gerald H Mazurek, Richard J O'Brien, Madhukar Pai, Luca Richeldi, Max Salfinger, Thomas M Shinnick, Timothy R Sterling, David M Warshauer, Gail L Woods
BACKGROUND: Individuals infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) may develop symptoms and signs of disease (tuberculosis disease) or may have no clinical evidence of disease (latent tuberculosis infection [LTBI]). Tuberculosis disease is a leading cause of infectious disease morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet many questions related to its diagnosis remain. METHODS: A task force supported by the American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Infectious Diseases Society of America searched, selected, and synthesized relevant evidence...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826957/development-of-new-therapies-for-severe-asthma
#10
REVIEW
Merritt L Fajt, Sally E Wenzel
Persistent asthma has long been treated with inhaled corticosteroids (CSs), as the mainstay of therapy. However, their efficacy in patients with more severe disease is limited, which led to the incorporation of poor response to ICSs (and thereby use of high doses of ICS) into recent definitions of severe asthma. Several studies have suggested that severe asthma might consist of several different phenotypes, each with ongoing symptoms and health care utilization, despite the use of high doses of ICS, usually in combination with a second or third controller...
January 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076964/trigeminal-neuralgia-diagnosis-and-treatment
#11
Stine Maarbjerg, Giulia Di Stefano, Lars Bendtsen, Giorgio Cruccu
Introduction Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by touch-evoked unilateral brief shock-like paroxysmal pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to the paroxysmal pain, some patients also have continuous pain. TN is divided into classical TN (CTN) and secondary TN (STN). Etiology and pathophysiology Demyelination of primary sensory trigeminal afferents in the root entry zone is the predominant pathophysiological mechanism. Most likely, demyelination paves the way for generation of ectopic impulses and ephaptic crosstalk...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108536/dpp-4-inhibitor-related-pancreatitis-rare-but-real
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J Hans DeVries, Julio Rosenstock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058751/allergen-immunotherapy-for-ige-mediated-food-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
REVIEW
Ulugbek Nurmatov, Sangeeta Dhami, Stefania Arasi, Giovanni Battista Pajno, Montserrat Fernandez-Rivas, Antonella Muraro, Graham Roberts, Cezmi Akdis, Montserrat Alvaro-Lozano, Kirsten Beyer, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Wesley Burks, George du Toit, Motohiro Ebisawa, Philippe Eigenmann, Edward Knol, Mika Makela, Kari Christine Nadeau, Liam O'Mahony, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Lars K Poulsen, Cansin Sackesen, Hugh Sampson, Alexandra Santos, Ronald van Ree, Frans Timmermans, Aziz Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is developing Guidelines for Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for IgE-mediated Food Allergy. To inform the development of clinical recommendations, we sought to critically assess evidence on the effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of AIT in the management of food allergy. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis that involved searching nine international electronic databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized studies (NRS)...
January 6, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129529/androgen-maintenance-therapy-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Joseph G Jurcic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092694/proton-pump-inhibitors-risks-of-long-term-use
#15
REVIEW
Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Stefano Rabitti, Maria Laura Artesiani, Dania Gelli, Marco Montagnani, Rocco Maurizio Zagari, Franco Bazzoli
Proton pump inhibitors are among the most commonly prescribed classes of drugs and their use is increasing, in particular for long term treatment, often being over-prescribed and used for inappropriate conditions. In recent years, considerable attention has been directed towards a wide range of adverse effects, and even when a potential underlying biological mechanism is plausible, the clinical evidence of the adverse effect is often weak. Several long term side effects have been investigated ranging from interaction with other drugs, increased risk of infection, reduced intestinal absorption of vitamins and minerals, and more recently kidney damage and dementia...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094456/waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#16
Morie A Gertz
: Disease Overview: Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma with immunoglobulin M (IgM) monoclonal protein. Clinical features include anemia, thrombocytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and rarely hyperviscosity. DIAGNOSIS: Presence of IgM monoclonal protein associated with ≥10% clonal lymphoplasmacytic cells in bone marrow confirms the diagnosis. The L265P mutation in MYD88 is detectable in more than 90% of patients. Risk Stratification: Age, hemoglobin level, platelet count, β2 microglobulin, and monoclonal IgM concentrations are characteristics required for prognosis...
February 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833925/lateral-elbow-tendinopathy-development-of-a-pathophysiology-based-treatment-algorithm
#17
Gev Bhabra, Allan Wang, Jay R Ebert, Peter Edwards, Monica Zheng, Ming H Zheng
Lateral elbow tendinopathy, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a condition that can cause significant functional impairment in working-age patients. The term tendinopathy is used to describe chronic overuse tendon disorders encompassing a group of pathologies, a spectrum of disease. This review details the pathophysiology of tendinopathy and tendon healing as an introduction for a system grading the severity of tendinopathy, with each of the 4 grades displaying distinct histopathological features. Currently, there are a large number of nonoperative treatments available for lateral elbow tendinopathy, with little guidance as to when and how to use them...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073314/safety-of-the-peripheral-administration-of-vasopressor-agents
#18
Tyler Lewis, Cristian Merchan, Diana Altshuler, John Papadopoulos
Vasopressors are an integral component of the management of septic shock and are traditionally given via a central venous catheter (CVC) due to the risk of tissue injury and necrosis if extravasated. However, the need for a CVC for the management of septic shock has been questioned, and the risk of extravasation and incidence of severe injury when vasopressors are given via a peripheral venous line (PVL) remains poorly defined. We performed a retrospective chart review of 202 patients who received vasopressors through a PVL...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057658/pioglitazone-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-insulin-resistance-pre-diabetes-and-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Hung-Wei Liao, Jeffrey L Saver, Yi-Ling Wu, Tso-Hsiao Chen, Meng Lee, Bruce Ovbiagele
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of pioglitazone in people with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. DESIGN AND SETTING: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised, controlled trials. DATA SOURCES: Literature searches were performed across PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 1966 to May 2016 to identify randomised, controlled trials with more than 1 year follow-up. OUTCOME MEASURES: Relative risk (RR) with 95% CI was used to evaluate the association between pioglitazone and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE: composite of non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke and cardiovascular death) and safety outcomes, after pooling data across trials in a fixed-effects model...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935813/society-for-endocrinology-endocrine-emergency-guidance-emergency-management-of-acute-adrenal-insufficiency-adrenal-crisis-in-adult-patients
#20
Wiebke Arlt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Endocrine Connections
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