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Clinical practice guidelines on menorrhagia: manage- Measurement of menstrual blood loss in patients com- ment of abnormal uterine bleeding before menopause generic dutas 0.5 mg overnight delivery. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1977;84: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2010;152:133-7 763-8 2 buy discount dutas 0.5mg on-line. A decade of hysterectomy in Management of abnormal uterine bleeding in low- and a tertiary hospital in urban Niger-Delta region of high-resource settings: consideration of cultural issues. Nigerian J Clin Pract 2008;11:359-63 Semin Reprod Med 2011;29:446-58 232 . Kolk INTRODUCTION The difficulty with all these figures is that in low-resource settings, the registration of women Ectopic pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy in having an ectopic pregnancy is far from complete. Many women the two fallopian tubes or, more rarely, in the abdo- 1 with an ectopic pregnancy will survive, and thus minal cavity or the cervix. Ectopic pregnancy is not visit a hospital; after tubal abortion, blood loss one of the frequent emergencies encountered in and symptoms may cease. The incidence of un- obstetrics and gynecology and is a common condi- detected ectopic pregnancy is therefore unknown. It is important to have Only a limited number of women will be able (due at least a basic knowledge about this condition and to different factors) to reach a health facility and to recognize its symptoms. When an ectopic preg- will be diagnosed correctly and in time with having nancy ruptures it is a medical emergency and is an ectopic pregnancy. Women who in the worst a life-threatening condition. One study in Lagos case die of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy before showed that ruptured ectopic pregnancy was they can reach a health facility will in most cases responsible for almost 50% of all gynecologic 2 not be counted in the maternal mortality figures. Hence early diagnosis, prior to rupture and According to the World Health Organization hemorrhage, is extremely important. Ideally one (WHO), incidence in the developing world varies should recognize every ectopic pregnancy before it between one ectopic pregnancy per 50–200 preg- 3,4 ruptures and becomes a life-threatening condition. A study conducted in Ghana showed The most important thing is to keep in mind that a incidence rates as high as one ectopic pregnancy in 5 woman with certain complaints might have an every 44 deliveries. Ectopic pregnancy is a major ectopic pregnancy and needs to be seen urgently by cause of maternal death around the world, with a health professional in a clinic preferably with a case fatality rates in the developing world (hospital- 4 theatre and a skilled doctor who can perform a based figures) of 1–4%. In some Early recognition is of course important to pre- countries, up to 9% of all maternal deaths are caused 4,6,7 vent maternal death (Figure 1). Further, even when a woman survives it than that for pregnancy that either results in a live 8 might have a major impact on the rest of her life, birth or is intentionally terminated’. An extra- especially if her fertility is significantly reduced after uterine pregnancy is 50 times more likely to result 1 an ectopic pregnancy. Key points • Ectopic pregnancy is an emergency condition. Intrauterine device • It is a major cause of maternal death. As any contraceptive method reduces the overall • It is important to recognize it at an early stage. So, in general, an intrauterine device RISK FACTORS AND PREVENTION (IUD) will not increase the risk of an ectopic preg- As mentioned earlier, ectopic pregnancy is a life- nancy compared with not using any contraceptive threatening condition and therefore early recogni- method. However, when a woman with an IUD tion and proper treatment is very important. There might should always bear in mind that there are several be a bit higher chance of getting an ectopic after risk factors contributing to developing an ectopic the use of an IUD in the past15. The main risk factors are shown in ducted in Lagos showed an increased risk of almost Table 12,8–11. Previous STIs and unwanted pregnancies a reasonable infection with Chlamydia trachomatis was much number of ectopic pregnancies can be prevented. Other studies also showed a relationship sexual education at all ages starting at a young age is with an infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Age, marital/socioeconomic status and sexual partners, previous ectopic pregnancy, parity were not significant risk factors for ectopic sterilization and previous induced abortion. However, an early age of sexual debut • Ectopic pregnancy is linked to STIs. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS In one study, the risk factors for an ectopic to rupture were a previous history of ectopic preg- The signs and symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy nancy and parity13. Other research found that can be subtle or very acute in the case of a ruptured higher β-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) ectopic pregnancy, depending on the amount of 116 Ectopic Pregnancy internal hemorrhage. You can make a difference in heart rate) with a painful abdomen which can show an acute and a subacute presentation. This differ- signs of an acute abdomen: guarding and rebound ence is caused in most cases by the fact that there is tenderness. If you do want to perform a vaginal a ruptured or unruptured ectopic pregnancy.

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Close cooperation with an HIV-expe- rienced ophthalmologist is essential buy cheap dutas 0.5mg online. The better the CD4 T cells buy dutas 0.5mg on line, the less often fun- doscopies are necessary – in our opinion when CD4 counts have normalized these can be stopped completely. In contrast, regular gynecological examinations with PAP smears are recommended regardless of CD4 count. Many experts now also recom- mend rectal examination (including proctoscopy) for the early detection of precan- cerous lesions and anal cancer. However, such guidelines or recommendations can be interpreted very differently. In our opinion, in cases of good immune status unless there is a specific suspicion, routine X-rays, ultrasound examinations (exception: patients with chronic hepati- tis, as hepatocellular carcinoma is not rare in such cases), multiple serologies or lactate measurements are not necessary. An annual ECG is only indicated in our view in patients with a specific risk profile (see chapter on HIV and Cardiac Disease). The tuberculin test (the Mendel-Mantoux skin test with 5 IE once a year) should only be repeated if it is negative initially. In many countries, for example, colonoscopy is recommended for early detection of colorectal cancer for every individual older than 50–55 years (colonoscopy should be performed every 10 years). For further information see WHO website, http://www. Monitoring 255 Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Plasma levels of many antiretroviral drugs may vary considerably for diverse reasons (e. Measurement of drug concentrations in serum or plasma is also referred to as therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). Sufficient plasma levels are essential for success of virologic treatment (Acosta 2000). In the VIRADAPT Study adequate PI concentrations were even more crucial than knowledge of resistance mutations (Durant 2000). The importance of sufficient plasma levels has also been shown for NNRTIs (Marzolini 2001, Veldkamp 2001). This information however dates to the early years of ART. Whether TDM improves virologic response today is not clear (Kredo 2009). Only a few large randomized studies exist that have provided data regarding this question. One randomized trial showed no benefit in 183 patients experiencing therapy failure, who had switched to a new PI and had either adjusted or not adjusted the dose of PIs when their levels were low. After 48 weeks the number of patients with viral loads below the limit of detection did not increase with TDM. A positive effect on viral load was merely restricted to a small subgroup of patients with only partial PI effects (Albrecht 2011). Another randomized trial also showed no positive effects on viral suppression (Best 2007). Favorable effects of TDM continue to remain questionable and the method is still regarded as experimental (Review: Liu 2010). On the other hand, very high plasma levels correlate with a higher rate of side effects. Reported renal problems with indinavir (Dielemann 1999), gastrointestinal disturbances with ritonavir (Gatti 1999), hepatotoxicity with nevirapine (Gonzalez 2002) or CNS problems with efavirenz (Marzolini 2001) were all associated with high plasma levels. For this reason, TDM will remain a tool for therapy observation: not every interac- tion between antiretroviral drugs or with concomitant drugs has been investigated. Measurement of plasma levels may currently be reasonable in the following situa- tions (German-Austrian ART guidelines): • Complex drug combinations including boosted PIs • Patients with very high or low body weight • Side effects • Treatment failure (resistance? The measurement of NRTIs, for example, is not possible since they are converted to the active metabo- lites only intracellularly. Intracellular measurements are difficult and are not available in routine clinical practice. There is no valid data available for newer antiretroviral agents such as integrase inhibitors, maraviroc or T-20. Measuring NNRTIs or PIs may therefore currently determine levels of only one com- ponent of a failing combination. Further problems include not only viral strains with different levels of resistance, different inhibitory concentrations, variable protein binding, and time-dependent variability of plasma levels, but also methodological problems with the assays, as well as lack of clearly defined limits. Many uncertain- ties thus remain in the assessment of therapeutic drug plasma levels. Until data from randomized studies is available, proving the clinical value of TDM, both the measurement and interpretation of results should be left to specialized centers. Before performing TDM it is important to consider what the question is to answer. If efficacy of ART is under evaluation, trough levels are important – trough level should be measured just before the administration of the next dose.

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Four open-label extension studies of mixed amphetamine salts 281 buy dutas 0.5 mg low price, 282 283 XR buy dutas 0.5mg with amex, 1 each in children, adolescents, and adults examined the cardiovascular effects over 284 periods of 6 to 24 months. In each of these studies the subjects were populations of patients who were highly selected and were described as being healthy other than the diagnosis of ADHD. The studies in children and adolescents also included a short-term placebo-controlled phase. While no statistically significant differences compared with placebo in any electrocardiogram measure were found in children in the short-term trial, 2% (11/568) had diastolic blood pressure >90 mmHg, and 9% (50/568) had a systolic blood pressure >130 mmHg at some point during follow-up. In a shorter duration open-label study, 2968 children were given mixed amphetamine salts XR for a 282 period of up to 15 weeks. The absolute numbers of patients with cardiovascular adverse events were not clearly reported. Nine patients had treatment emergent cardiovascular adverse events that were moderate or serious in intensity, 5 of which were deemed probably related to mixed amphetamine salts XR. Thirteen of 79 adolescent patients (16%) experienced adverse events during a 4-week study of mixed amphetamine salts XR compared with placebo that included cardiovascular 283 symptoms such as syncope, tachycardia, and electrocardiogram abnormality. Of these, 2 were withdrawn from study drug, 1 with palpitations and 1 with severe migraine and syncope. During 6-month follow-up there were no serious cardiovascular adverse events reported, although 4% (6/138) reported adverse events with cardiovascular symptoms, however none withdrew due to these adverse events. In a 2-year extension study in adults with ADHD, two-thirds discontinued Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 86 of 200 Final Update 4 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project 284 the study prior to completing 2 years, 22% because of adverse events. Statistically significant, but not considered clinically meaningful, increases in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure were seen at various points throughout the study (mean increase in systolic blood pressure, 2. While a statistically significant increase in QTcB (7. Three percent withdrew due to cardiovascular events (2 due to palpitations or tachycardia – extent not reported, and 5 due to hypertension). Open-label extension studies of atomoxetine have reported on cardiovascular 257 285 adverse events in children or teens and in adults. One report involved 169 children and adolescents that continued on open or blinded atomoxetine (maximum dose of 2 mg/kg divided 257 into twice daily) for at least 1 year following 3 short-term, placebo-controlled trials. The timing of electrocardiogram measurements was not stated, but was presented by increasing dose. Linear regression suggested that there was no evidence of an increase in QTc with increasing 257 dosage of atomoxetine. An interim analysis of an open-label extension study in adults reported 285 no “clinically relevant changes in QTc” after a mean of 97 months of follow-up. Growth effects A non-systematic review, using estimation techniques, graphing, and qualitative synthesis, found that stimulants (amphetamines and methylphenidate) caused growth delays in both height and 246 weight but that these were attenuated over time. The qualitative analysis indicated that there may be a dose effect, that there are no important differences between amphetamines and methylphenidate, and that discontinuing treatment results in resumption of normal growth. Because this review was not systematic and pooled data from a wide variety of study designs, we suggest caution in interpreting these findings. A frequently cited nonsystematic review concluded that effects on weight and height associated with immediate-release methylphenidate vary across short-term clinical trials and 286 long-term observational studies and are mostly transient. We reached similar conclusions based on our analysis of a larger number of primarily long-term observational studies that 258, 259, compared immediate-release methylphenidate to immediate-release dextroamphetamine, 265 261, 265, 266 or unmedicated hyperactive control groups. Height and weight changes associated 254, 256, 260, 262, 263 with immediate-release methylphenidate and OROS were also observed in long- 262 term noncomparative studies. A noncomparative study of mixed amphetamine salts (Adderall ® XR ) found a low overall rate of withdrawal due to weight loss (4. Multiple noncomparative study findings provide inconclusive evidence regarding immediate-release methylphenidate effects on children’s height and weight. Analysis of 2- and 5-year data from open-label extensions of 13 trials of atomoxetine assessed the effect on height 249, 252 and weight. We did not analyze results from a poor-quality, comparative study of growth rebound in methylphenidate and immediate-release dextroamphetamine due to our concerns about how 267 possible additional biases may have affected the results. We cannot rule out the possibility of between-groups differences in baseline characteristics because no information/analysis was provided. We also cannot rule out the possibility that the results were confounded by time and other relevant factors. An additional study related to growth reported on tooth maturation in Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 87 of 200 Final Update 4 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project children taking immediate-release methylphenidate compared with an unexposed control group, 288 finding no difference (Table 14). Direct comparisons of long-term height and weight outcomes Interventions (mean dose) Age Duration Gender Study Sample size Population Height Weight Mean age=9 DEX 16. The only comparative evidence came from 2 studies of immediate-release 258, 265 dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate and 1 of methylphenidate and mixed 270 amphetamine salts. Results were mixed across the methylphenidate compared with immediate- release dextroamphetamine studies (Table 14). Both reported changes in height percentiles using Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 88 of 200 Final Update 4 Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project the outdated Iowa City norms.