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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677333/review-article-new-treatments-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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REVIEW
S A Townsend, P N Newsome
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the fastest growing cause of liver disease in the Western world, yet there is no approved pharmacotherapy. While lifestyle modifications remain the mainstay of treatment, only a proportion of individuals are able to make or sustain them, and so more treatment options are required. AIM: To review the potential benefit of drugs used in clinical practice, those entering phase II trials, and compounds being investigated in pre-clinical studies...
July 4, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609703/etiologic-classification-of-ischemic-stroke-where-do-we-stand
#2
REVIEW
Răzvan Alexandru Radu, Elena Oana Terecoasă, Ovidiu Alexandru Băjenaru, Cristina Tiu
Despite major technological advances in ischemic stroke diagnostic techniques, our current understanding of stroke mechanisms and etiology continues to remain unclear in a significant percent of patients. As a result, several etiological ischemic stroke classifications have emerged during the last two decades but their reliability and validity is far from perfect and further world-wide research is needed in order to achieve the so much needed "standard reference language". An ideal ischemic stroke classification should both comprise all underlying pathologies that could potentially concur to an index event and emphasize the most likely etiological and pathophysiological mechanism...
August 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598791/croi-2017-neurologic-complications-of-hiv-infection
#3
Serena S Spudich, Beau M Ances
The brain is a major target for HIV infection and is a potential viral reservoir even in virologically well-controlled HIV-infected individuals. Data presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) suggested that during early HIV infection, CD4+ T cells in the meninges and choroid plexus serve as an important early site of HIV infection in the central nervous system (CNS), with brain macrophages and microglial cells becoming an important source of viral replication with advancing disease...
May 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616210/acute-kidney-injury-an-overview-of-diagnostic-methods-and-clinical-management
#4
Daniel Hertzberg, Linda Rydén, John W Pickering, Ulrik Sartipy, Martin J Holzmann
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common condition in multiple clinical settings. Patients with AKI are at an increased risk of death, over both the short and long term, and of accelerated renal impairment. As the condition has become more recognized and definitions more unified, there has been a rapid increase in studies examining AKI across many different clinical settings. This review focuses on the classification, diagnostic methods and clinical management that are available, or promising, for patients with AKI...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598792/croi-2017-complications-and-comorbidities-of-hiv-disease-and-its-treatment
#5
Judith S Currier, Diane V Havlir
Complications of HIV disease remained a major focus at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), and included studies focused on noncommunicable chronic diseases (eg, cardiovascular disease, obesity, bone disease, and malignancies) and opportunistic infections (Mycobacterium tuberculosis and cryptococcosis). Progress in identifying predictors of specific complications as well as interventions for the prevention and treatment of these comorbidities are summarized below.
May 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633036/recent-advances-in-understanding-multiple-myeloma
#6
REVIEW
Parameswaran Hari
There have been major recent advancements in the understanding and management of multiple myeloma which in turn has led to unprecedented survival outcomes for patients. Diagnostic and response criteria have been recently revised. Our understanding of clonal progression, evolution, and clonal tides will inform therapeutic choices and appropriate treatment for patients. Response rates to initial induction with modern triplet therapies containing proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulators have made this approach the global standard for initial treatment...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602971/new-developments-in-hepatorenal-syndrome
#7
Ayse L Mindikoglu, Stephen C Pappas
Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS) continues to be one of the major complications of decompensated cirrhosis leading to death in the absence of liver transplantation. Challenges in precisely evaluating renal function in the patient with cirrhosis remain due to the limitations of serum creatinine (Cr) alone in estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR); current GFR estimating models appear to underestimate renal function. Newer models incorporating renal biomarkers, such as the Cr-Cystatin C GFR Equation for Cirrhosis appear to more accurately estimate true GFR...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585373/2017-american-college-of-rheumatology-guideline-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis
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Lenore Buckley, Gordon Guyatt, Howard A Fink, Michael Cannon, Jennifer Grossman, Karen E Hansen, Mary Beth Humphrey, Nancy E Lane, Marina Magrey, Marc Miller, Lake Morrison, Madhumathi Rao, Angela Byun Robinson, Sumona Saha, Susan Wolver, Raveendhara R Bannuru, Elizaveta Vaysbrot, Mikala Osani, Marat Turgunbaev, Amy S Miller, Timothy McAlindon
OBJECTIVE: To develop recommendations for prevention and treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP). METHODS: We conducted a systematic review to synthesize the evidence for the benefits and harms of GIOP prevention and treatment options. The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation methodology was used to rate the quality of evidence. We used a group consensus process to determine the final recommendations and grade their strength...
June 6, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603584/acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
#9
REVIEW
Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Salomone Di Saveiro, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Denis Kelly, Camila Couto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Lívia Dornellas Corrêa, Camila Brandão Alves, Samuel de Fádel Guimarães
Acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) is the most frequent complication of cholelithiasis and represents one-third of all surgical emergency hospital admissions, many aspects of the disease are still a matter of debate. Knowledge of the current evidence may allow the surgical team to develop practical bedside decision-making strategies, aiming at a less demanding procedure and lower frequency of complications. In this regard, recommendations on the diagnosis supported by specific criteria and severity scores are being implemented, to prioritize patients eligible for urgency surgery...
May 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618919/discontinuation-of-vasopressin-before-norepinephrine-in-the-recovery-phase-of-septic-shock
#10
Drayton A Hammond, Kelsey McCain, Jacob T Painter, Oktawia A Clem, Julia Cullen, Amy L Brotherton, Divyan Chopra, Nikhil Meena
BACKGROUND: Guidance for the discontinuation of vasopressors in the recovery phase of septic shock is limited. Norepinephrine is more easily titrated; however, septic shock is a vasopressin deficient state, which exogenous vasopressin endeavors to resolve. Discontinuation of vasopressin before norepinephrine may result in clinically significant hypotension. METHODS: This retrospective, cohort study compared discontinuation of norepinephrine and vasopressin in medically, critically ill patients in the recovery phase of septic shock from May 2014 to June 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612748/novel-treatment-strategies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#11
REVIEW
Gerd R Burmester, Janet E Pope
New treatment strategies have substantially changed the course of rheumatoid arthritis. Many patients can achieve remission if the disease is recognised early and is treated promptly and continuously; however, some individuals do not respond adequately to treatment. Rapid diagnosis and a treat-to-target approach with tight monitoring and control, can increase the likelihood of remission in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In this Series paper, we describe new insights into the management of rheumatoid arthritis with targeted therapy approaches using classic and novel medications, and outline the potential effects of precision medicine in this challenging disease...
June 10, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600333/how-i-treat-double-hit-lymphoma
#12
Jonathan W Friedberg
The 2016 revision of the WHO classification for lymphoma classification has included a new category of lymphoma, separate from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma termed High grade B-cell lymphoma with translocations involving myc and bcl-2 or bcl-6 These lymphomas, which occur in less than 10% of cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, have been referred to as "double hit" lymphomas (or triple hit lymphomas if all three rearrangements are present). It is important to differentiate these lymphomas from the larger group of "double expressor" lymphomas which have increased expression of MYC and BCL-2 and/or BCL-6 by immunohistochemistry, using variable cut-off percentages to define positivity...
June 9, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591533/management-of-septic-shock
#13
Rebecca E Berger, Emanuel Rivers, Mitchell M Levy
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 376, Issue 23, Page 2282-2285, June 2017.
June 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576782/tenecteplase-in-ischemic-stroke-offers-improved-recanalization-analysis-of-2-trials
#14
Andrew Bivard, Xuya Huang, Christopher R Levi, Neil Spratt, Bruce C V Campbell, Bharath Kumar Cheripelli, Dheeraj Kalladka, Fiona Catherine Moreton, Ian Ford, Christopher F Bladin, Stephen M Davis, Geoffrey A Donnan, Keith W Muir, Mark W Parsons
OBJECTIVE: To test whether patients with complete vessel occlusion show greater recanalization at 24 hours and have improved clinical outcomes at 24 hours and 90 days when treated with tenecteplase compared to alteplase. METHODS: Pooled clinical and imaging data from 2 phase 2 randomized trials comparing tenecteplase with alteplase allowed CT angiography (CTA) scans to be assessed centrally for occlusion status at baseline and at 24 hours post thrombolysis using the modified thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) scale...
July 4, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577069/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-and-protection-of-renal-function-in-the-intensive-care-unit-update-2017-expert-opinion-of-the-working-group-on-prevention-aki-section-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine
#15
M Joannidis, W Druml, L G Forni, A B J Groeneveld, P M Honore, E Hoste, M Ostermann, H M Oudemans-van Straaten, M Schetz
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care unit is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. OBJECTIVES: To determine and update previous recommendations for the prevention of AKI, specifically the role of fluids, diuretics, inotropes, vasopressors/vasodilators, hormonal and nutritional interventions, sedatives, statins, remote ischaemic preconditioning and care bundles. METHOD: A systematic search of the literature was performed for studies published between 1966 and March 2017 using these potential protective strategies in adult patients at risk of AKI...
June 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857121/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-century-of-progress
#16
REVIEW
John A Goodfellow, Hugh J Willison
In 1916, Guillain, Barré and Strohl reported on two cases of acute flaccid paralysis with high cerebrospinal fluid protein levels and normal cell counts - novel findings that identified the disease we now know as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). 100 years on, we have made great progress with the clinical and pathological characterization of GBS. Early clinicopathological and animal studies indicated that GBS was an immune-mediated demyelinating disorder, and that severe GBS could result in secondary axonal injury; the current treatments of plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin, which were developed in the 1980s, are based on this premise...
December 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504104/the-multiple-faces-of-artwork-diagnoses
#17
LETTER
Martino Ruggieri, Andrea D Praticò, Antonino Scuderi, Giovanni Sorge, Agata Polizzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522181/safety-and-efficacy-of-edaravone-in-well-defined-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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BACKGROUND: In a previous phase 3 study in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), edaravone did not show a significant difference in the Revised ALS Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS-R) score compared with placebo. Post-hoc analysis of these data revealed that patients in an early stage with definite or probable diagnosis of ALS, defined by the revised El Escorial criteria, who met a select set of inclusion criteria showed a greater magnitude of effect than did the full study population...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532640/ajkd-atlas-of-renal-pathology-kidney-disease-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#19
Agnes B Fogo, Mark A Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E Alpers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526803/acute-exacerbations-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-tough-to-define-tougher-to-manage
#20
EDITORIAL
Nathan Hambly, Gerard Cox, Martin Kolb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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