Brazilian generics market change after Farmácia Popular program

CONCLUSIONS Ministry of Health policies on the amount of patient cost sharing and on the choice of medicines on coverage lists have substantial impacts on overall generic sales volume in retail pharmacies.
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Chinese women had a substantially lower risk of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and the postpartum period compared to that of Caucasians. The occurrence of pregnancy-related venous thromboembolism was largely confined to the early pregnancy period, probably related to the adoption of thromboprophylaxis, a lower rate of Cesarean section, and early mobilization. PMID: 31730677 [PubMed]
Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate if statin use in cancer survivors was inversely associated with all-cause mortality.Methods and ResultsData from the 2002 to 2015 National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort (NHIS-HEALS) were used. The Kaplan-Meier estimator was used to estimate the survival function according to statin usage. Cox proportional hazards regression models were adopted after stepwise adjustment for potential confounders to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for all-cause mortality. The median follow-up duration was 10.0 years. Statin users had a higher percent...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundSingle anastomosis sleeve ileal (SASI) bypass is a newly introduced bariatric and metabolic procedure. The present multicenter study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the SASI bypass in the treatment of patients with morbid obesity and the metabolic syndrome.MethodsThis is a retrospective, seven-country, multicenter study on patients with morbid obesity who underwent the SASI bypass. Data regarding patients ’ demographics, body mass index (BMI), percentage of total weight loss (%TWL), percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL), and improvement in comorbidities at 12 months postoperatively and postopera...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionCo-administration of Rg3-KRG+AG is an effective add-on for improving BP along with attaining favorable cardiometabolic outcomes in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Ginseng derivatives may offer clinical utility when included in the polypharmacy and lifestyle treatment of diabetes.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ginseng Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
A study being presented this weekend in Philadelphia is the latest data on Livongo's programs, which combine connected monitoring devices and digital coaching.
Source: mobihealthnews - Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
ConclusionConventional HD resulting in substantial plasma volume removal do not alter large artery elastic properties, whereas intrinsic microvascular venular dilator function is markedly impaired, an effect directly associated with the increase in hemoconcentration.
Source: Microvascular Research - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
The objective of this study was 1) to assess the relationship between diagnosed DLP and cardiovascular disease in COPD patients and compare it with other known cardiovascular risk factors and 2) to determine the relationship between the different cardiovascular comorbidities and the severity groups according to the GOLD 2017 classification.MethodsA cross-sectional, observational study was performed in 454 outpatients with COPD during their follow up. We calculated the prevalence of each of the cardiovascular comorbidities and the probability of each of the cardiovascular risk factors to occur jointly with a vascular diseas...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
It is known that exposure to airborne particles, such as smoke from cooking fires, correlates with increased mortality due to cardiovascular disease. Setting aside commentary on wealth and its correlation with exposure to particulate air pollution, the obvious candidate mechanism is an increase in chronic inflammation due to the effects of inhaled particles on lung tissue. Raised inflammation then leads to an accelerated progression of atherosclerosis, the fatty deposits that narrow and weaken blood vessels, ultimately leading to heart failure, stroke, and heart attack. Researchers here provide epidemiological data to supp...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Objective: To examine the association between hearing impairment and cognitive decline and to identify possible risk factors for presbycusis. Study Design: Cross-sectional survey in prospective cohort study. Setting: University hospital. Patients: A total of 322 participants aged>60 years, for whom all the below data were available, were enrolled in the study. There were 168 females and 154 males with a median age of 71 years (range: 60–89 yrs). Interventions: PROST (Project in Sado for Total Health), a medical database in Sado island Japan, was analyzed. Main Outcome Measures: Data on pure-tone a...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS Source Type: research
In this study, we assessed the accuracy of self-reported poorly-controlled hypertension among adults in the community who were screened for participation in the MedISAFE-BP trial. Of individuals who self-reported poorly-controlled hypertension using the online trial enrollment platform, 64% had a systolic blood pressure less than 140 mmHg when measured at home. While we identified several characteristics associated with accurate self-report including older age (Odds Ratio [OR] 1.02 per year, 95% CI 1.01–1.03), diabetes (OR 1.59, 95% CI 1.17–2.14), and low health activation (OR 1.56 95% CI 1.17–2.07), we w...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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