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Table 1 summarizes the rates of major bleeding order 20mg cialis sublingual with mastercard erectile dysfunction pills in malaysia, GI devastating form of major bleeding generic 20mg cialis sublingual overnight delivery impotence after 40, intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), bleeding, and ICH associated with each agent. This highlights one of the challenges of warfarin therapy in real-world practice. That said, even stable INR is not fully protective and the majority of warfarin-related ICH patients present while in the appropriate therapeutic range,12 so even Direct thrombin (factor IIa) inhibitors successful maintenance in the therapeutic range does not prevent The DTIs are a class of drugs available for both oral and intravenous this devastating complication. Overall, the rate highlighted the importance of ICH as a complication of warfarin; of major bleeding with dabigatran 150 mg bid in the RE-LY trial when major bleeding occurred outside the brain, only 3% was 3. Major bleeding in TSOACs when compared with warfarin: selected studies Risk of major Risk of GI Risk of intracranial Agent bleeding (95% CI) bleeding (95% CI) bleeding (95% CI) All AF32 RR 0. They found that the incidence rate of ICH on and using the TIMI definition, major bleeding occurred in 0. There was Most importantly for the clinician, it is clear that the HR for a signal suggesting an increased incidence of major GI bleeding of bleeding (compared with warfarin) is similar irrespective of defini- 34. Consis- Edoxaban tent with this, it appears that when major bleeding develops, those At the time of this writing, edoxaban is not yet available in the randomized to dabigatran have shorter intensive care unit stays and United States. The ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial21 noted that the rate a trend toward improved mortality compared with patients on of major bleeding was 3. This highlights These drugs inhibit factor Xa, the first step in the common pathway the fact that, as with the other factor Xa inhibitors, the risk of of the coagulation cascade, in a dose-dependent fashion. The risk is slightly lower with factor Xa Overall, the risk of major bleeding associated with VTE therapy inhibitors than warfarin (OR 0. Impor- appears lower with TSOACs than with warfarin [relative risk tantly, the risk of the most severe type of bleeding, ICH, was 22 (RR) 0. Specific factors that modify this substantially lower with TSOACs (OR 0. Therefore, should be applied to those who are older, those with renal although this class of agents is associated with important major insufficiency, and those on concomitant antiplatelet agents or bleeding risks, these risks appear to be consistently lower than those NSAIDs. It is not yet clear whether there are clinically relevant differences in bleeding risks between different factor Xa inhibitors. Direct thrombin (factor IIa) inhibitors For patients on dabigatran for VTE, major bleeding appears to occur Rivaroxaban in 0. Rivaroxaban Apixaban For patients on rivaroxaban for VTE, major bleeding occurred in The ARISTOTLE trial highlighted how major bleeding risk can 0. Indirect comparisons Renal insufficiency Although numerous individual studies compare the bleeding rates Patients with renal insufficiency appear to be at increased major bleeding risk with anticoagulants. For example, the ROCKET-AF population showed higher CHADS2 scores than other trials, suggest- Those with moderate renal insufficiency are at even higher risk, ing a higher-risk population, so that the event rates for rivaroxaban with rates of major bleeding of 6. However, the apparent benefit of TSOACs was less obvious (OR for major bleeding 0. It is Some groups have attempted to compare different agents indi- likely that this finding is due to smaller numbers of patients with rectly using a common comparator (warfarin). However, the point estimate is similar risk to be lower with dabigatran than with rivaroxaban, but this and the trend toward lower bleeding rates with TSOACs is relatively was only significant for the lower 110 mg dose (OR 0. They also noted Some patients are at such increased thromboembolic risk that the risk of major bleeding to be lower with apixaban than with consideration is given to providing both an oral anticoagulant and high-dose dabigatran (OR 0. This issue appears to be most common after an rivaroxaban (OR 0. However, such an approach found similar results, with apixaban being associated with a should be considered with caution because concomitant therapy lower risk of major bleeding than dabigatran (RR 0. This trial was halted early because any benefit was gested that apixaban demonstrates a lower overall bleeding risk outweighed by major bleeding, which increased from 0. For the most part, unlike warfarin, no clinically available tools exist to detect drug levels of the TSOACs. However, it is likely that Advanced age plasma concentration influences bleeding risk. A substudy of the Older patients appear to be at consistently higher risk of bleeding RE-LY study of dabigatran for AF found that the risk of major complications while being anticoagulated. That said, such patients There has been concern that this information was not made available are also at higher risk for thromboembolism and can often derive in a timely manner to the public. Overall, serum concentrations of TSOACs, like high INR levels in warfarin it appears that TSOACs are associated with lower bleeding risks patients, carry elevated bleeding risks, it has been consistently than warfarin for younger patients (RR 0. Incidence of bleeding in trials of AF Study Population Major bleeding Dabigatran Ezekowitz et al45 VKA-naive and experienced individuals with AF VKA-naive: Dabigatran 110 mg: 3. Furthermore, at this time, serum drug levels are not routinely Some modifiable factors include high levels of alcohol intake, drug available to clinicians nor are therapeutic drug target ranges use, and cigarette smoking. Incidence of bleeding in trials of VTE Study Population Major bleeding Dabigatran Schulman et al24 Confirmed VTE Dabigatran: 1. Therefore, all patients on antico- from clopidogrel plus aspirin and from warfarin. Risk of stroke and intracranial hemorrhage in 9727 Chinese with atrial fibrillation in Hong Kong. Dabigatran versus warfarin in In recent years, several novel oral anticoagulants have been patients with atrial fibrillation. A direct comparison of bleeding rates is difficult due to 8. Rivaroxaban versus warfarin in different bleeding definitions and the fact that each major trial used nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Twelve-month outcomes and appears that the TSOACs have slightly lower rates of overall major predictors of very stable INR control in prevalent warfarin users. J bleeding and ICH in particular, but may carry slightly higher rates of Thromb Haemost. Clinicians seeking to minimize the risk of major 10. Location and outcome of bleeding should consider avoiding concomitant antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage. Warfarin, hematoma expan- sion, and outcome of intracerebral hemorrhage. The effect of warfarin and Conflict-of-interest disclosures: M. Death and disability from warfarin- associated intracranial and extracranial hemorrhages. Goldstein, MD, PhD, Department of Emergency Medi- and outcome of rivaroxaban bleeding in daily care: results from the cine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Zero Emerson Place, Suite Dresden NOAC registry. Meta-analysis of randomized 0917; e-mail: jgoldstein@partners. General mechanisms of risks lower for stroke and death but higher for gastrointestinal bleeding coagulation and targets of anticoagulants (section I): position paper of with Pradaxa (dabigatran) compared to warfarin. Available from: http:// the ESC working group on thrombosis-task force on anticoagulants in www. Management and outcomes of action, clinical effectiveness, and optimal therapeutic range.

There were several assumptions but all making cheap 20mg cialis sublingual with mastercard erectile dysfunction ring, have lower economic status etc generic cialis sublingual 20 mg without a prescription erectile dysfunction drug mechanism. There are several ways to analyse disease epi- Also he assumed that diseases have causal relation- demiologically. Some of the common ways are ships with some risk factors and so preventive mentioned below. The more advanced ones are measures can be identified. Therefore researchers not in the scope of this book. This has resulted in classifying diseases as either communicable or Agent factors non-communicable: These are conditions/characteristics that favor the 1. Communicable diseases are the diseases that can ability of the causative agent to cause the disease. Communicable agent to enter, survive and multiply in the host), diseases are commonly caused by micro- pathogenicity (ability to cause disease) or virulence organisms. For example, sexually transmitted (the ability of the agent to cause death). Non-communicable diseases are the diseases that cannot be transmitted from one person to These are conditions/characteristics existing in the another. Examples of non-communicable dis- environment that favor the ability of an agent to eases include trauma/injuries, tumors (benign cause disease or favor the susceptibility of the host or malignant), congenital malformations etc. Examples are availability of disease vec- tors, population density, cleanliness, air quality, This is one way of classifying diseases. There are weather, special environments (hospitals, day-care several other ways of classifying diseases. She might decide for an induced abortion that may be illegal in her country, so she will have a criminal abortion in a place where sterility is Epidemiological triad poor (environmental factors). Staphylococcus aureus (very For diseases to occur there must be an interaction infective and pathogenic – agent factors) may be intro- between the host (human being), an agent and the duced into the uterus. There are some factors among the tion, and later suffer from infertility as she could not afford three that favor the occurrence of a disease. For a proper treatment for her infection due to poverty (host disease to occur there must be an agent that usually factor). Also there should be a Measures of disease frequency favorable environment for an agent to be effective They serve to measure ‘how much disease is out in causing that disease. Lastly, there should be a there’ at a given point in time. You can already see person with some characteristics that cause her to that by measuring disease frequency you can con- get that disease. Interaction of these three factors is trol whether your preventive activities were mandatory for disease occurrence. Interference successful by comparing measures of frequency for with any of these factors will prevent disease from the same disease at different moments, e. This measurement can be done in various ways but the aim is always to obtain information about Host factors the pattern of infection, disease, mortality or any These are conditions/characteristics that exist in other event related to health in human populations. This includes things like behavior cancer of the cervix in a population, or what frac- (promiscuity, lack of condom/contraceptive use, tion of a population has cancer of the cervix, or smoking etc. They will • Ratio is also a quotient of two numbers of which be defined here: the numerator is not necessarily a part of the de- • A case is the person in a population who has a nominator. The numerator and denominator particular disease or to whom the event of inter- may have the same or completely different est (e. It tells cervical cancer may be referred to as a case. It gives the information ible to a particular health event. The members of the number of new disease cases in a specified share the same characteristics (e. This is numerator (number of events/patients in that usually the population from where the cases are time), denominator (population at risk in that originating. It is also called the vulnerable popu- time) and time in which the events occur. For example, if dealing with cancer of the cervix, the population at risk is all women in that Rate = Number of cases in a year population who have no cancer of the cervix but Total population in that year are exposed to human papillomavirus. Example: if in a period of 1 year, 14 women get There are several ways to measure disease fre- cervical cancer in a population of 5000 women, quency. They can be used individually or in com- then the rate is 14/5000 = 0. These include count, ratio, proportion, rate, preva- Rates can be used to compare events in a certain lence, incidence, and attack rate. It means simply to count the number of example maternal mortality rate is the number of cases, i. Although it deaths per every 100,000 live births, or under-5 is very basic in epidemiology and has many limi- mortality rate is the number of under-5 deaths per tations, it is very useful. The use of rates rather than raw numbers the numerator is part of the denominator. It is essential for comparison of experience between gives the information about what fraction is populations at different times, different places or affected (or not affected) out of the total popula- among different classes of persons. As numerator and denominator have the the current year, under-5 mortality rate may be 217 same dimension, dimensional contents cancel deaths per every 1000 live births. If parents are out, and so a proportion is commonly a dimen- educated and health services improved, the follow- sionless quantity. It is calculated by dividing ing year the rate may change to 150 deaths per cases by the population at risk: every 1000 live births. Proportion = Number of cases • Prevalence is the number of existing disease cases in a given population at risk, commonly at a Population at risk (including cases) specific point in time. It can be expressed as a fraction, decimal or percent- Prevalence may be calculated for a period of time age. For example if 7 women get cervical cancer in (period prevalence). It gives the information 427 GYNECOLOGY FOR LESS-RESOURCED LOCATIONS about average number of people who have the Table 1 Incidence and prevalence disease of interest in a certain population at a Incidence Prevalence time. For example if in January of the current New cases or events over All cases at point/period year there are 70 patients with pelvic inflamma- period of time of time tory disease (PID) in a population of 20,000 Useful for studying factors Useful for measuring size people, then the prevalence of PID in that com- causing disease, ‘risk’ of problem and planning munity is 70/20,000 which is 0. Numerator of incidence Numerator of prevalence If control measures are taken, and in January of includes only new cases that includes all cases present the following year the number of cases drops to occurred during a given time at a point in time 20, then the prevalence changes to 20/20,000 period regardless of when the which is 0.

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Therefore buy discount cialis sublingual 20mg online erectile dysfunction pump price, we found larger cohorts and in cohorts of differing age groups are ongoing discount cialis sublingual american express erectile dysfunction treatment melbourne. We and others incorporate genetic testing of TPMT before initiation of thiopurines1 to minimize acute myelosuppression. This is the One of the most common adverse effects of asparaginase is allergy, only antileukemic agent for which the evidence is sufficient to with up to 40% of patients developing hypersensitivity to the most warrant clinical use of germline genetic variation at this time. Allergy to the drug is problematic because it often results in lower serum asparaginase concentrations and thus less-than-optimal asparagine Conclusions depletion. We performed a GWAS to determine whether there were Although GWAS have been effective for the discovery of multiple variants affecting de novo disease risk,28 the number of adequately inherited variations associated with allergy to Elspar (native E coli powered GWAS for pharmacogenomics is far fewer. Of the relatively small in sample size and are rarely precisely replicated, it top-ranked 100 SNPs associated with allergy in the discovery is not surprising that the conduct of adequately powered pharmacog- cohort, chromosome 5 was overrepresented, with 10 SNPs anno- enomic studies is challenging. Among these 10 SNPs, we replicated the association cohorts of patients who receive uniform chemotherapy via clinical of one SNP (rs4958381), in GRIA1 on chromosome 5q33, in the trials, so is well suited to continued genome-wide pharmacog- validation cohort. GRIA1 had an additional 4 SNPs that were enomic studies. We are continuing to perform GWAS in additional associated with asparaginase allergy (P. These data contribute to the growing clinical phenotypes. Whether different variants will be important for Acknowledgments allergy to alternative forms of asparaginase and in additional This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (grants clinical settings is under investigation. U01 GM092666, CA142665, CA21765, CA36401, CA98543, and CA156449), the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (grant 6168-12), Variants associated with osteonecrosis and the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities. Osteonecrosis is caused by glucocorticoids, but additional treat- ment- and host-related factors also play a role. To detect both Disclosures symptomatic and asymptomatic osteonecrosis, we prospectively Conflict-of-interest disclosure: M. We found that the cumulative incidence of declares no competing financial interests. Off-label drug use: None any (grade 1-4) or of symptomatic (grade 2-4) osteonecrosis was 26 disclosed. The covariates that we evaluated included age, race, sex, ALL treatment arm, body mass, serum lipids, albumin and cortisol levels, dexamethasone pharmacokinet- Correspondence ics, and genome-wide germline genetic polymorphisms. As ex- Mary Relling, PharmD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, MS313, Room pected, age 10 years (odds ratio: 4. We also found that the more intensive Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Phone: 901-595-2348; Fax: 901-525- treatment arm, which included more asparaginase and higher doses 8869; e-mail: mary. Hematology 2013 129 References genomics of relapse in acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Genome-wide association rine methyltransferase genotype and thiopurine dosing: 2013 study identifies germline polymorphisms associated with re- update. Germline genomic methotrexate polyglutamate accumulation in leukemia. Papaemmanuil E, Hosking FJ, Vijayakrishnan J, et al. 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Genomewide association studies and assessment of germline genetic variation associated with treatment re- of the risk of disease. The management of elderly patients with CLL is more complex than that of younger patients due to the greater frequency of comorbidities and functional impairment as well as reduced organ function. Many of the recent advances in the care of CLL patients (prognostication, more intense combination therapy regimens) are of unclear relevance for elderly patients. This review addresses 5 key questions in the management of elderly patients with CLL: (1) why is classifying the “fitness” of CLL patients necessary; (2) what criteria should be used to classify patient fitness; (3) when should elderly patients be treated; (4) how should therapy be selected for elderly patients; and (5) which therapy is best (for this patient)? Introduction advanced age, efficacious treatment is needed for these individuals The last 2 decades have been a time of tremendous progress in because a majority of patients beginning treatment for CLL will die as a direct result of the disease or its complications. Most patients are diagnosed with early-stage disease before developing symptoms after they are incidentally found to have This review addresses 5 key questions in the management of elderly lymphocytosis. Insights into the molecular biology and genetics patients with CLL: (1) why is classifying the “fitness” of CLL of the leukemic CLL B cell have not only led to a better patients necessary; (2) what criteria should be used to classify understanding of disease biology,1-3 but have also enhanced the patient fitness; (3) when should elderly patients be treated; (4) how accuracy of prognostication4,5 and identified potential new should therapy be selected for elderly patients; and (5) which therapeutic targets. There are several purposes for classifying fitness level in patients With such CIT approaches, a high proportion of patients achieve with CLL. The first is to accurately categorize the patient’s life a minimal residual disease–negative disease state, a depth of 9,10 expectancy unrelated to CLL (eg, due to other health problems). This information can then be used for patient counseling and to help define the importance of durable disease control when Unfortunately, these advances do not benefit all patients uni- selecting treatment. CLL is a disease of the elderly, with a median age of CLL patient is acceptable for an individual with a life expectancy onset of 70 years. According to the Surveillance Epidemiol- of 24 months due to other health problems, whereas it would be ogy and End Results (SEER) registry, 75% of patients are considered inadequate for an individual with a 10-year life more than 65 years of age at the time of diagnosis. These data illustrate the limitations of using chronologic age alone to estimate survival in patients with CLL. Because most patients have early-stage disease at diagnosis and are observed for several years before starting treatment, the median age The second reason to classify fitness is to help determine the at the time therapy is initiated is closer to 75 years. Elderly patients patient’s ability to tolerate aggressive therapy. A 70-year-old have been underrepresented in previous clinical trials, which has woman with CLL in need of treatment may have an average life resulted in uncertainty regarding the optimal treatment approaches expectancy unrelated to CLL of greater than 15 years. Rather than chrono- conditions and begin treatment after the age of 70. Life expectancy in the United States17 The number and severity of comorbid health conditions also provides Life expectancy, y important information regarding patient fitness. A Mayo Clinic study of 373 unselected CLL patients found that 89% of newly diagnosed Current age, y Men Women patients had at least one comorbid condition and 46% had at least one 65 18. Although the presence of a major comorbidity affected OS on univariate analysis, it was not a significant predictor on the multivariate analysis adjusting for CLL-specific characteristics (eg, and the pharmacokinetics (absorption, metabolism, excretion) of the 20 stage).

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Grade 3 or 4 severe infections the results obtained allow the conclusion that chemoimmunotherapy occurred in 7 cheap generic cialis sublingual canada erectile dysfunction treatment psychological causes. Grade 3 or 4 adverse events for with one of the 2 anti-CD20 antibodies increases the ORR cialis sublingual 20 mg free shipping erectile dysfunction 3 seconds, allows neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and anemia were documented in patients to achieve CRs (22% vs 8% vs 0%; GCLB vs RCLB vs 19. Overall, these CLB) and seems to prolong PFS from 11 months (CLB) to 16 or 23 results suggest that, compared with FCR, BR is somewhat less months (RCLB or GCLB), respectively. The major pronounced side active, yielding lower CR rates, but is also less myelotoxic. The effects were grade 3-4 infusion-related reactions with GCLB at the GCLLSG is currently comparing BR with FCR in a randomized first infusion. Taken together, chemoimmunotherapy with anti- phase 3 trial, the CLL10 protocol. CD20 antibodies is a potent treatment concept in CLL patients with comorbidities as well. Several other combinations have been investigated, such as cladrib- ine with rituximab, methylprednisolone plus rituximab followed by Other variations have been tested to further improve the efficacy of alemtuzumab, or rituximab plus alemtuzumab. Their detailed descrip- the FCR regimen: Alemtuzumab (A) was added to FCR (CFAR) in tion is beyond the scope of this article, because none of them has a phase 2 trial on 60 high-risk untreated patients 70 years of age been proven to result in higher efficacy compared with FCR. The synergistic activity of patients with 17p deletion, 8 (57%) achieved a CR. Grade 3/4 fludarabine and alemtuzumab was initially suggested by the induc- neutropenia and thrombocytopenia occurred with 33% and 13% tion of responses, including 1 CR, in 5 of 6 patients who were courses, respectively. The median PFS was 38 months and median refractory to each agent alone. Therefore, CFAR might be helpful in cases of investigated in a phase 2 trial enrolling patients with relapsed CLL high-risk CLL in which an effective cytoreductive therapy is desired using a 4-weekly dosing protocol. Among the 36 patients, the ORR was 72 untreated CLL patients 70 years of age, mitoxantrone was 83% (30/36 patients), which included 11 CRs (30%) and 19 PRs combined at 6 mg/m2 on day 1 of each cycle with FCR. Sixteen of 31 evaluated minimal residual disease (MRD)–negative CR, MRD-positive CR, patients (53%) achieved MRD negativity in the peripheral blood by and PR rates were 93%, 46%, 36%, and 11%, respectively. Resolution of disease was observed in all neutropenia developed in 13% of patients. These results do not disease sites, particularly in the blood, BM, and spleen. The FA justify the broad use of this regimen outside of clinical trials. Infusion reactions (fever, chills, and skin reactions) occurred primarily during the first infusions of alemtu- An alternative idea was to replace fludarabine in the FCR regimen zumab and were mild in the majority of patients. Although 80% of with pentostatin (PCR) to reduce myelotoxicity. In a phase 3 patients were CMV IgG-positive before treatment, there were only 2 randomized trial comparing FCR with PCR in previously untreated subclinical CMV reactivations. The primary grade 3/4 hematologi- or minimally treated CLL patients, there were no statistical differ- cal events were transient, including leukocytopenia (44%) and ences between treatments in OS or response rates. Stable CD4 T-cell counts ( 200/ l) trial did not demonstrate a lower infection rate with PCR. Bendamustine has been also combined with rituximab (BR) in 81 Two phase 3 trials tested alemtuzumab in combination with FC patients with relapsed CLL. One trial comparing FCA with FCR in bendamustine on days 1 and 2 and 375 mg/m2 of rituximab on day 0 frontline therapy was closed prematurely due to the higher toxicity 140 American Society of Hematology and treatment-related mortality observed in the FCA arm. The recent results obtained with single-agent ibrutinib in therapeutic efficacy of FCR was clearly superior to FCA. In this refractory or relapsed patients with a del(17p) showed an ORR of trial, alemtuzumab was given subcutaneously. A second random- 68%, with a PFS at 26 months of 57% and an OS of 70%. FA (n 168) resulted in better PFS stem cell transplantation should still be offered and discussed in than fludarabine monotherapy (n 167; median 23. Adverse events occurred in 161 (98%) of 164 patients in the frontline treatment may be repeated if the duration of the first FA group and 149 (90%) of 165 in the fludarabine alone group. The choice becomes more difficult and limited in grade 1 or 2 infusion-related adverse reactions (62% vs 13%). Major treatment-refractory CLL, in patients relapsing within 24 months of grade 3 or 4 toxicities in the FA and monotherapy groups were treatment, or in patients with the chromosomal aberration del(17p). The following (59% vs 68%), thrombocytopenia (11% vs 17%), and anemia (9% options exist as a relapse therapy for patients no longer responding vs 17%). The incidence of serious adverse events was higher in the to chemoimmunotherapy with rituximab: (1) alemtuzumab alone or FA group (33% vs 25%); deaths due to adverse events were similar in combinations, in particular with high-dose steroids26,51,54; (2) com- between the 2 groups (6% vs 12%). The combination of alemtuzumab and methylprednisolone was tested in the UK CLL206 The choice of one of these options depends on the fitness of the trial on 17 untreated and 22 previously treated patients with patient, the availability of some drugs, and the prognostic risk of the del(17p). The ORR and CR rate were 85% and 36% in the whole leukemia as defined by molecular cytogenetics. According to cohort and 88% and 65% in treatment naive patient group, recommendations of a European Group for Blood and Marrow respectively. Some of the new Given the impressive number of novel drugs, the right choice of drugs, in particular ibrutinib or ABT-199, show good responses in treatment for a given CLL patient has become a task that requires these patients and could become an additional option in the very experience, a good clinical assessment of the patient, and an near future. The following parameters should be considered before recommending a treatment for CLL56: New drugs targeting pathogenic pathways of CLL (1) the clinical stage of disease, (2) the fitness of the patient, (3) the cells genetic risk of the leukemia, and (4) the treatment situation (front- There are an increasing number of interesting new compounds in line vs second-line, response vs nonresponse of the last treatment). With the use of these 4 parameters, the following recommendations The common denominator of these compounds is that their mecha- can be given (Figure 1A,B): nism of action targets a relatively specific signaling abnormality or redirects the immune system against CLL cells. A detailed descrip- Frontline treatment (Figure 1A). In a patient with advanced tion of these fascinating agents is beyond the scope of this article. In this situation, patients need to be evaluated of clinical development and shows that these agents may yield high for their physical condition (or comorbidity). For patients in good response rates above 50% even in relapsed and refractory CLL physical condition (“go go”), as defined by a normal creatinine patients. Some of these agents (eg, obinutuzumab, CART19, clearance and a low score at the “cumulative illness rating scale” 57 ABT-199, idelalisib, and ibrutinib) currently elicit the greatest (CIRS), patients should be offered chemoimmunotherapies such enthusiasm and hope both among CLL patients and their treating as FCR or FR to achieve sustained remissions. Patients with a somewhat impaired physical condition (“slow go”) may be offered either CLB in combination with an anti-CD20 New anti-CD20 antibodies antibody42 or a dose-reduced fludarabine-containing regimen with a Obinutuzumab (GA101). The aim of therapy in this situation is symptom monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab showed impressive results in control. In general, these regimens all yield cellular cytotoxicity, low complement-dependent cytotoxicity activ- response rates above 50%, but the TTP tends to be shorter than 2 ity, and increased direct cell death induction. Treatment algorithm for CLL patients in frontline (A) and second-line (B) indications.

The medi- terminations at gestational age up to 9 weeks may cal methods include the use of prostaglandins alone be completed on an out-patients basis buy cialis sublingual paypal pills to help erectile dysfunction, it is recom- such as misoprostol (prostaglandin E1) buy cialis sublingual 20 mg low cost erectile dysfunction treatment diet, mifepristone mended that for women with gestational age 10–13 (anti-progesterone RU486) or methotrexate (cyto- weeks, administration of misoprostol and comple- toxic antimetabolite) alone or in combination, while tion of the process takes place in a healthcare facil- the surgical methods are vacuum aspiration (VA) ity. It is also strongly recommended that women (manual or electrical) or D&C. Misoprostol should be used with extreme The lowest complications occur with first-trimester caution when used in the second trimester (prefer- terminations (49–56 days of amenorrhea). Use 200 µg only in 200 µg only in women with cesarean scar. Ideally used 48 h after Ideally used 48 h after mifepristone 200 mg18 mifepristone 200 mg19 Missed abortion Vaginal misoprostol 800 µg stat or sublingual Leave to work for 1–2 weeks (unless heavy misoprostol 600 µg. It is not uncommon to find weeks (unless heavy bleeding or infection)9,18 undissolved misoprostol tablets at vaginal examina- tion; this does not appear to affect its absorption LMP, last menstrual period section. Table 3 gives dosages of misoprostol used and shock and signs of pelvic infections and/or in first- and second-trimester medical abortions, sepsis9,20. In- formation on misoprostol availability can be found Surgical methods for termination of pregnancy at: http://www. Different surgical methods for termination of preg- php and http://www. Fewer developing countries have made the following: this drug available, in part because of more restric- tive abortion laws and the cost of the drug (http:// • Vacuum aspiration versus D&C: There were no gynuity. There were no statistically significant differences with regard to cervical injuries, febrile mor- bidity, blood transfusion, therapeutic antibiotic use, or incomplete or repeat uterine evacuation procedure. In women with amenorrhea >9 weeks, severe difficulty of the procedure was reported more frequently with MVA compared to EVA; however there was no difference in cervical injuries, excessive blood loss, blood transfusion, febrile morbidity, repeat uterine evacuation, duration of operation and women’s preference between the two groups After the cervix has been cleaned with anti- (Level of evidence 1). Before injecting, al- such as need for pain relief, women’s satisfaction, ways aspirate by drawing the plunger back surgeon’s instrument preference and long-term slightly. If any blood is visible in the aspirator, outcomes such as fertility. Most women in a move to a different site and aspirate again. If no recent qualitative survey of pain relief during first- blood is visible, inject the lidocaine. If the uterus is retroverted, posterior placement The procedure of uterine evacuation is associ- of the tenaculum may help to straighten the ated with pain; the pain arises from dilation of the angle between the cervix and uterus. Use slight undilated cervix (surgical abortion and missed traction to move the cervix toward the introitus abortion) and from the uterine contractions during and find the transition of smooth cervical and after the procedure. A Cochrane review found epithelium to wrinkled vaginal tissue. This out that there was no clear advantage with the use cervical–vaginal junction marks the site for of paracervical block (PCB): PCB with premedica- additional injections. The exact sites sodium did not reduce pain; conscious sedation vary according to provider preference and (addition of diazepam and fentanyl to PCB) de- facility protocols; for instance, at 3, 9 and 12 creased procedural pain, while general anesthesia o’clock, or at 1, 4, 8 and 11 o’clock. Inject provided good intraoperative pain relief but was slowly to decrease the pain of the injection, to a less effective for postoperative pain relief compared depth of 1–1. Music Some providers wait several minutes after as an adjunct to local anesthesia used during surgical administering the block before beginning abortion procedures has been found to be asso- dilatation. Managing Complications in coping while maintaining high patient satisfaction; Pregnancy and Childbirth (MCPC) – A Guide it however does not appear to affect abortion for Midwives and Doctors, IPAS CD ROM for pain24. Box 1 shows the steps for administering a post abortion care. The leading causes of death It was estimated that 208 million pregnancies are hemorrhage, infection and poisoning from sub- occurred worldwide in 2008, approximately 16% stances used for induced abortion. Gas gangrene (33 million) of them resulted in unintended births 25 from Clostridium perfringens is commonly reported and 20% (41 million) ended as induced abortions. These also in- While consistent use of contraceptives will reduce crease the risk of tetanus infection in women who the number of unintended pregnancies, induced are not immunized. Commonly used materials for abortions will be performed safely in countries 28 unsafe abortions are presented in Table 4 ; possible where it is legal, and largely ‘unsafely’ in countries complications associated with the use of these sub- where it is illegal. Up to 50% of women who either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in 6 have an unsafe abortion will require medical care. Worldwide, 48% of term health consequences of unsafe abortion, all induced abortions are unsafe; 95% of these are WHO estimates that about 20–30% of unsafe abor- performed under unsafe circumstances in Africa tions result in reproductive tract infections and that and Latin America. An estimated 5 million women about 20–40% of these result in upper genital tract are hospitalized each year for treatment of abortion- 6 25 infection and infertility. Long-term risk of ectopic Table 4 Part inventory of unsafe abortion methods, by route of administration28 Treatments taken by mouth Toxic solutions Turpentine; laundry bleach; detergent solutions; acid; laundry bluing; cottonseed oil; arak (a strong liquor) Teas and herbal remedies Strong tea; tea made of livestock manure; boiled and ground avocado or basil leaves; wine boiled with raisins and cinnamon; black beer boiled with soap, oregano and parsley; boiled apio (celery plant) water with aspirin; tea with apio, avocado bark, ginger, etc; ‘bitter concoction’; assorted herbal medications Drugs Uterine stimulants, such as misoprostol or oxytocin (used in obstetrics); quinine and chloroquine (used for treating malaria); oral contraceptive pills (ineffective in causing abortion) Treatments placed in the vagina or cervix Potassium permanganate tablets; herbal preparations; misoprostol Intramuscular injections Two cholera immunizations Foreign bodies placed into the uterus through the cervix Stick, sometimes dipped in oil; lump of sugar; hard green bean; root or leaf of plant; wire; knitting needle; rubber catheter; bougie (large rubber catheter); intrauterine contraceptive device; coat hanger; ballpoint pen; chicken bone; bicycle spoke; air blown in by a syringe or turkey baster; sharp curette Enemas Soap; Shih tea (wormwood) Trauma Abdominal or back massage; lifting heavy weights; jumping from top of stairs or roof 128 Abortion pregnancy, premature delivery and spontaneous advocate to increase contraceptive use and prevent abortion in subsequent pregnancies are known to unwanted pregnancy, space births and reduce un- be associated with unsafe abortion. The participation by community Women who have had complications arising members in decisions about availability, accessibil- from spontaneous or induced abortions require ity and cost of services is crucial to sustaining post- post-abortion care. The community also has an important role in improving health-seeking behav- POST-ABORTION CARE ior through education on recognition and response to obstetric and reproductive health emergencies. In addition to treatment for complications incom- Even if women and their families decide to seek plete and unsafe abortions, there is an opportunity care early, they will need to travel to the healthcare to provide other reproductive health services such facility. Communities can mobilize the resources as family planning, cervical cancer screening, HIV needed to ensure that transportation is readily avail- counseling and testing etc. Post-abortion care has five main com- Lastly community advocacy for holistic, human ponents: community and service provider partner- rights-based reproductive health policies and serv- ships, treatment, counseling, family planning and ices that cater for women from disadvantaged contraceptive services and linkage with other re- groups such as adolescents, women with HIV or productive health services. Box 2 has details of each AIDS, women who have experienced violence or component. Community and service provider partnerships Women who have lost a pregnancy need both • Prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe psychological/mental support; immediate counsel- abortion ing is often of great value. Adequate resuscitation (support for respira- • Ensure that health services reflect and meet tory and cardiovascular systems) may be necessary community expectations and needs in severe cases (for management of severe cases see 2. Simple laboratory investigations like • Identify and respond to women’s emotional hemoglobin level/packed cell volume, full blood and physical health needs and other concerns count and differentials are useful and may be avail- 3. In district hospitals • Treat incomplete and unsafe abortion and or larger referral hospitals, in addition to these potentially life-threatening complications blood urea and electrolytes tests, blood, urine and 4. Family planning and contraceptive services genital tract swab cultures may be available. Paren- • Help women practice birth spacing or pre- teral antibiotics with broad-spectrum antibiotics vent an unwanted pregnancy based on local protocols and availability should be 5. Reproductive and other health services started as soon as possible prior to any uterine evac- • Preferably provide on-site, or via referrals to uation or laparotomy. Blood should also be cross- other accessible facilities in provider’s network matched and transfused as soon as possible if indicated. There are several approaches of managing re- COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDER tained uterine products. Expectant management PARTNERSHIPS (allowing the miscarriage to complete on its own), The community plays a very important role work- medical management (use of drugs) or surgical ing with health service providers to educate and management (MVA or D&C) are options to ensure 129 GYNECOLOGY FOR LESS-RESOURCED LOCATIONS that the miscarriage is complete and that the risk of • Fever/chills: These are transient; if they persist complications is minimized. Expectant manage- beyond 24 h rule out any uterine/pelvic infec- ment is likely to result in a higher risk of incom- tion. Also bear in mind other causes of fever in plete miscarriage, bleeding and a need for surgical that setting. Paracetamol or NSAIDs can be used uterine evacuation compared to surgical manage- for the management.

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Weexcludedstudiesthatexaminedmixed populations where outcomes were not presented for subgroups of interest to us buy cialis sublingual 20 mg mastercard erectile dysfunction caused by vicodin. We examined studies that present 1 or more of the primary outcomes of interest to this review discount generic cialis sublingual canada erectile dysfunction drugs free sample, effectiveness outcomes and outcomes related to safety and harms. For effectiveness and safety, published and as well as unpublished English-language reports in any geographic setting were included if they had a total sample size • 10. We included letters if primary data were presented and there was sufficient detail to evaluate quality. We excluded abstracts and conference proceedings, as these publications generally do not have sufficient detail to assess Quick-relief medications for asthma Page 10 of 113 Final Report Update 1 Drug Effectiveness Review Project internal or external validity. Theses were not included as the full-text is frequently difficult to retrieve. For the assessment of efficacy and effectiveness we included reports of randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials that directly compared the drugs of interest to us (that is, head-to-head trials). For the assessment of adverse effects we examined studies with head-to-head comparisons only, but we included a broad range of study designs: observational studies, before-after studies, case series with a sample size • 10, randomized controlled trials, and controlled clinical trials. Clinical trials often are not designed to assess adverse events, may select low-risk patients (in order to minimize drop-out rates), or may have too short a follow-up period in which to adequately assess safety. Observational studies designed to assess adverse event rates may include broader populations, carry out observations over a longer period, use higher quality methods for assessing adverse events, or examine larger sample sizes. The important differences between the original report and this update with respect to scope are as follows: 1. This update includes short-acting2 anticholinergic drugs and the combination of short-acting beta -agonist and short-acting2 anticholinergic agents. The original report included short-acting and long-acting beta -agonists. This update2 includes only short-acting beta -agonists, as it is focused on quick-relief medications for2 asthma. The original report included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as well as asthma (including exercise-induced asthma); this update examined only asthma (including exercise-induced asthma). The addition of short-acting anticholinergic drugs in Update 1 necessitated a completely new review of ipratropium bromide. We identified 2 recent high-quality Cochrane systematic 9 reviews of anticholinergic therapy for chronic asthma in children over 2 years of age and in 12 adults. We used these 2 reviews as the basis for our review of ipratropium bromide. The review in children included studies in which the 12 anticholinergic agent was used for more than 1 week and the review in adults included only studies with follow-up of greater than 24 hours. The last search date for the review by McDonald 9 12 and colleagues was February 2007 and for the review by Westby and colleagues, May 2004. We updated the searches, adding relevant studies of both acute and chronic asthma. Thus we did not examine the effectiveness or safety of ipratropium bromide in acute asthma in studies published prior to 2004. Because the use of ipratropium bromide in exercise-induced bronchospasm was not reviewed in these 2 Cochrane reviews, we searched specifically for this drug-indication combination, with no restriction on search dates (see Appendix A). Inclusion and exclusion criteria: Update 1 Included populations 1. Adults or children with asthma including those with exercise-induced bronchospasm Excluded populations 1. Persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Quick-relief medications for asthma Page 11 of 113 Final Report Update 1 Drug Effectiveness Review Project 2. Children less than 2 years old with recurrent or persistent wheezing 5. Persons with high-altitude pulmonary edema Included interventions 1. Albuterol (salbutamol in Canada) metered dose inhaler and nebulizer solution b. Levalbuterol (that is, (R)-albuterol; not available in Canada) metered dose inhaler and nebulizer solution c. Ipratropium bromide metered dose inhaler and nebulizer solution 3. Ipratropium bromide with albuterol metered dose inhaler (Combivent ) or ipratropium bromide with albuterol nebulizer solution Excluded interventions 1. Studies in which bronchospasm was induced by methacholine, histamine, or cold 5. Combination products that include a quick-relief agent and another agent not included in this review 6. Head-to-head studies examining the above bronchodilators Excluded comparisons 1. Comparisons to other drugs or to placebo (to achieve indirect comparisons) Included effectiveness outcomes 1. Symptoms such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath 2. Healthcare utilization (length of stay in the emergency department or other clinical facility, need for re-treatment within 24 hours, number of hospital admissions, length of hospital stay) 4. For exercise-induced bronchospasm: exercise tolerance, symptoms Quick-relief medications for asthma Page 12 of 113 Final Report Update 1 Drug Effectiveness Review Project 5. Outpatient settings including urgent care facilities and the emergency department Included study designs 1. For effectiveness, head-to-head randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials with total sample size • 20; No minimum duration of follow-up 2. For adverse events, head-to-head randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, or observational studies with sample size • 10; no minimum duration of follow-up Data Abstraction We abstracted relevant descriptive and outcomes data into a relational database developed for this review. We recorded results of intention-to-treat analyses, when reported. If only per protocol results were reported, we specified the nature of these results and reported them. In trials with crossover, outcomes for the first intervention were recorded if available. Results of the first intervention would avoid the potential for bias due to differential withdrawal before crossover, a “carryover effect” (from the first treatment) in studies lacking a washout period, and a “rebound” effect from withdrawal of the first intervention. Quality Assessment We assessed the internal validity (quality) of controlled clinical trials using the predefined criteria listed in the quality assessment tool found in Appendix B. These criteria are based on those used by the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. For each included trial we assessed the following features: methods used for randomization, for allocation concealment, and for blinding of participants, investigators, and assessors of outcomes; the similarity of comparison groups at baseline; adequacy of reporting of attrition, crossover, adherence, and contamination; presence of post-allocation exclusions; and the use of intention-to-treat analysis. We assessed observational and other study designs with adverse event data on the basis of unbiased selection of patients, attrition, unbiased and accurate ascertainment of events, and control for potential confounders (Appendix B).