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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527421/a-phase-iii-randomized-multi-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-lofexidine-for-relief-of-symptoms-in-individuals-undergoing-inpatient-opioid-withdrawal
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Charles W Gorodetzky, Sharon L Walsh, Peter R Martin, Andrew J Saxon, Kristen L Gullo, Kousick Biswas
BACKGROUND: Lofexidine is an alpha-2-adrenergic receptor agonist approved in the United Kingdom (UK) for the treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Lofexidine has demonstrated better efficacy than placebo for reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms in patients undergoing opioid withdrawal with less reported hypotension than clonidine. METHODS: Designed as an FDA registration trial, this 8-day, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in 264 patients dependent on short-acting opioids evaluated the efficacy of lofexidine hydrochloride in reducing withdrawal symptoms in patients undergoing opioid withdrawal...
May 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527073/mindfulness-and-pharmacological-prophylaxis-have-comparable-effect-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-clinical-indexes-in-chronic-migraine-with-medication-overuse-results-at-12%C3%A2-months-after-withdrawal
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Licia Grazzi, Domenico D'Amico, Alberto Raggi, Matilde Leonardi, Emilio Ciusani, Elena Corsini, Giovanni D'Andrea, Andrea Bolner, Francisco Salgado-García, Frank Andrasik, Emanuela Sansone
Chronic migraine (CM) is a disabling condition arising from a complex mixture of interconnected biological, psychological and social factors, and is often associated with medication overuse (MO). Mindfulness is emerging as a helpful treatment for pain, and one study showed that the longitudinal 12 months' course of CM-MO patients that attended mindfulness-based treatment alone was similar to that of patients receiving medical prophylaxis alone; in this study, we describe the course of biomarkers of inflammation...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527071/cost-of-medication-overuse-headache-in-italian-patients-at-the-time-point-of-withdrawal-a-retrospective-study-based-on-real-data
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Domenico D'Amico, Licia Grazzi, Marcella Curone, Matilde Leonardi, Alberto Raggi
The objective was to assess the cost of Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) at the time-point of withdrawal treatment. We implemented a protocol in which both direct and indirect cost were directly gathered from patients and referred to the previous three months. Direct costs were calculated by medications for acute treatment and prophylaxis, diagnostic procedures, visits, complementary treatments, informal care. Indirect costs were referred to missed workdays and workdays with reduced productivity: we asked patients to refer their salaries and to rate the overall level of performance in days worked with reduced productivity, and we calculated indirect costs on this basis...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527064/treating-migraine-with-contraceptives
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Gianni Allais, Giulia Chiarle, Silvia Sinigaglia, Gisella Airola, Paola Schiapparelli, Fabiola Bergandi, Chiara Benedetto
At least 18% of women suffers from migraine. Clinically, there are two main forms of migraine: migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MO) and more than 50% of MO is strongly correlated to the menstrual cycle. The high prevalence of migraine in females, its correlation with the menstrual cycle and with the use of combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) suggest that the estrogen drop is implicated in the pathogenesis of the attacks. Although CHCs may trigger or worsen migraine, their correct use may even prevent or reduce some forms of migraine, like estrogen withdrawal headache...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526391/withdrawal-from-high-carbohydrate-high-saturated-fat-diet-changes-saturated-fat-distribution-and-improves-hepatic-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-expression-to-ameliorate-metabolic-syndrome-in-rats
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Ankita Hazarika, Himadri Kalita, Mohan Chandra Kalita, Rajlakshmi Devi
OBJECTIVE: The "lipid hypothesis" determined that saturated fatty acid (SFA) raises low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, thereby increasing the risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of subchronic withdrawal from a high-carbohydrate, high-saturated fat (HCHF) diet during MetS with reference to changes in deleterious SFA (C12:0, lauric acid; C14:0, myristic acid; C16:0, palmitic acid; C18:0, stearic acid) distribution in liver, white adipose tissue (WAT), and feces...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524061/immediate-hypersensitivity-reaction-to-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-management-and-outcome-in-four-patients
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Saskia Ingen-Housz-Oro, Anne Pham-Ledard, Pauline Brice, Bénédicte Lebrun-Vignes, Ouidad Zehou, Delphine Reitter, Caroline Ram-Wolff, Nicolas Dupin, Martine Bagot, Olivier Chosidow, Marie Beylot-Barry
Hypersensitivity reactions (HSR) to pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD; Caelyx(®)) have been reported, and symptoms usually resolve with drug withdrawal. However, the risk of relapse of severe HSR and prevention remain poorly described. To report the management and outcome in four patients with HSR due to PLD. Patient characteristics, premedication regimen, rate of infusion, time between onset and HSR, clinical manifestations, and management were documented. A first cycle of PLD was received for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (n = 3) and Kaposi sarcoma (n = 1)...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523117/evaluation-of-pediatric-residents-attitudes-toward-ethical-conflict-a-cross-sectional-study-in-tehran-iran
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Maliheh Kadivar, Marjan Mardani-Hamooleh, Shiva Shayestefar
Ethical conflicts are recognized as critical aspects in assessing competence in clinical communication. Moreover, pediatrics residents may face more problems, compared to other disciplines; due to the specific characteristics of the age group receiving services as well as the presence of their families. This study has been conducted with the aim of determining the attitude and perspective of pediatric residents toward ethical conflicts in the field of pediatrics. This descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out on all residents of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (90 residents), selected through census method, in 2014...
2017: Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514742/effect-and-mechanism-of-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-signal-pathway-on-chronic-neuropathic-pain-and-spinal-microglia-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-constriction-injury
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Jian-Rong Guo, Huan Wang, Xiao-Ju Jin, Dong-Lin Jia, Xun Zhou, Qiang Tao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway on chronic neuropathic pain (CNP) and spinal microglia in a rat model of chronic constriction injury (CCI). METHODS: Male SD rats were assigned into control, sham, CCI, wortmannin, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and wortmannin-positive control groups. Paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) were recorded. qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to detect PI3K, Akt and mTOR expressions and their phosphorylation...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514522/use-of-reversible-contraceptive-methods-among-u-s-women-with-physical-or-sensory-disabilities
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Justine P Wu, Kimberly S McKee, Michael M McKee, Michelle A Meade, Melissa A Plegue, Ananda Sen
CONTEXT: Women with disabilities experience a higher rate of adverse pregnancy outcomes than women without disabilities. Preventing or delaying pregnancy when that is the best choice for a woman is a critical strategy to reducing pregnancy-related disparities, yet little is known about current contraceptive use among women with disabilities. METHODS: A cohort of 545 reproductive-age women with physical disabilities (i.e., difficulty walking, climbing, dressing or bathing) or sensory disabilities (i...
May 17, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514235/ondansetron-does-not-reduce-withdrawal-in-patients-with-physical-dependence-on-chronic-opioid-therapy
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Larry F Chu, John Sun, Anna Clemenson, Matthew J Erlendson, Tom Rico, Erika Cornell, Hannah Obasi, Zahra N Sayyid, Ellen M Encisco, Jeff Yu, Jamison G Gamble, Ian Carroll, J David Clark
OBJECTIVES: Individuals taking opioids for an extended period of time may become physically dependent, and will therefore experience opioid withdrawal should they stop taking the medication. Previous work in animal and human models has shown that the serotonin (5-HT3) receptor may be implicated in opioid withdrawal. In this study, we investigated if ondansetron, a 5-HT3-receptor antagonist, could reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal after chronic opioid exposure in humans. METHODS: In this double-blinded, randomized, crossover study, 33 chronic back pain patients (N = 33) were titrated onto sustained-release oral morphine for 30 days...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511410/preventive-training-among-medical-interns-in-mexico-city-and-its-association-with-needlestick-and-sharp-injuries-a-cross-sectional-study
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Victor Hugo Garcia, Katja Radon
INTRODUCTION: Medical students are a vulnerable group for the acquisition of blood borne pathogens due to their lack of experience. In Europe and Asia preventive training programs have reduced accidental exposures. AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the lifetime prevalence of Needlestick and Sharp Objects Injuries (NSIs) among medical interns who received preventive training versus those without such training in Mexico City. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2013, a cross-sectional study was performed applying an anonymous self-administrated questionnaire...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507784/geraniin-attenuates-naloxone-precipitated-morphine-withdrawal-and-morphine-induced-tolerance-in-mice
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Ella Anle Kasanga, Eric Boakye-Gyasi, Robert Peter Biney, James Oppong Kyekyeku, Christian Agyare, Eric Woode
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Potentially life-threatening and unpleasant side effects associated with some analgesics have fueled the drive for the search for more analgesics with better side effect profiles. Geraniin, the most dominant secondary metabolite in the aqueous extract of the aerial parts of Phyllanthus muellerianus, has been shown to possess antinociceptive properties mediated partly by opioidergic mechanisms. The purpose of this study is to determine whether geraniin exhibits tolerance and if it is able to ameliorate withdrawal signs in naloxone-precipitated morphine withdrawal...
April 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506244/early-eeg-for-outcome-prediction-of-postanoxic-coma-prospective-cohort-study-with-cost-minimization-analysis
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Lotte Sondag, Barry J Ruijter, Marleen C Tjepkema-Cloostermans, Albertus Beishuizen, Frank H Bosch, Janine A van Til, Michel J A M van Putten, Jeannette Hofmeijer
BACKGROUND: We recently showed that electroencephalography (EEG) patterns within the first 24 hours robustly contribute to multimodal prediction of poor or good neurological outcome of comatose patients after cardiac arrest. Here, we confirm these results and present a cost-minimization analysis. Early prognosis contributes to communication between doctors and family, and may prevent inappropriate treatment. METHODS: A prospective cohort study including 430 subsequent comatose patients after cardiac arrest was conducted at intensive care units of two teaching hospitals...
May 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505030/association-between-neurotrophic-factor-expression-and-pain-related-behavior-induced-by-nucleus-pulposus-applied-to-rat-nerve-root
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Shinobu Seki, Miho Sekiguchi, Shin-Ichi Konno
STUDY DESIGN: An experimental animal study OBJECTIVE.: To investigate the relationship between pain-related behavior and the expression of neurotrophic factors in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord (SC) using a nucleus pulposus (NP) rat model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Neurotrophic factors are released from activated glial cells and are associated with pain-related behavior. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor that is induced by inflammation...
April 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502879/genetic-deletion-of-p-glycoprotein-alters-stress-responsivity-and-increases-depression-like-behavior-social-withdrawal-and-microglial-activation-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-mice
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Natalia I Brzozowska, Kristie L Smith, Cilla Zhou, Peter M Waters, Ligia Menezes Cavalcante, Sarah V Abelev, Michael Kuligowski, David J Clarke, Stephanie M Todd, Jonathon C Arnold
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an ABC transporter expressed at the blood brain barrier and regulates the brain uptake of various xenobiotics and endogenous mediators including glucocorticoid hormones which are critically important to the stress response. Moreover, P-gp is expressed on microglia, the brain's immune cells, which are activated by stressors and have an emerging role in psychiatric disorders. We therefore hypothesised that germline P-gp deletion in mice might alter the behavioral and microglial response to stressors...
May 10, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500684/impact-of-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery-on-appetite-alcohol-intake-behaviors-and-midbrain-ghrelin-signaling-in-the-rat
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Sunil Sirohi, Ben D Richardson, Janelle M Lugo, David J Rossi, Jon F Davis
OBJECTIVE: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery reduces appetite and stimulates new onset alcohol misuse; however, the genesis of these behavioral changes is unclear. This study is hypothesized that new onset alcohol intake is a behavioral adaptation that occurs secondary to reduced appetite and correlates with altered central ghrelin signaling. METHODS: Hedonic high-fat diet (HFD) intake was evaluated prior to the assessment of alcohol intake behaviors in RYGB and control rats...
May 12, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497440/-treatment-of-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-with-fingolimod-in-routine-clinical-practice
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C Alcala-Vicente, F C Perez-Miralles, F Gascon-Gimenez, I Bosca-Blasco, A Navarre-Gimeno, F Coret-Ferrer, B Casanova-Estruch
INTRODUCTION: Fingolimod is a selective immunosuppressant that targets the S1P receptor, and is indicated in the treatment of aggressive relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and following treatment failure with first-order drugs. AIM: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of fingolimod under the conditions of routine clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational study with prospective follow-up of patients with RRMS who received fingolimod from January 2011 until February 2014...
May 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496985/the-effects-of-dietary-macronutrient-composition-on-lipid-metabolism-associated-factor-gene-expression-in-the-adipose-tissue-of-chickens-are-influenced-by-fasting-and-refeeding
#18
Guoqing Wang, Betty R McConn, Dongmin Liu, Mark A Cline, Elizabeth R Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Broiler chickens are compulsive feeders that become obese as juveniles and are thus a unique model for metabolic disorders in humans. However, little is known about the relationship between dietary composition, fasting and refeeding and adipose tissue physiology in chicks. Our objective was to determine how dietary macronutrient composition and fasting and refeeding affect chick adipose physiology during the early post-hatch period. METHODS: Chicks were fed one of three isocaloric diets after hatch: high-carbohydrate (HC; control), high-fat (HF; 30% of ME from soybean oil) or high-protein (HP; 25% vs...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496359/efficacy-of-cr4056-a-first-in-class-imidazoline-2-analgesic-drug-in-comparison-with-naproxen-in-two-rat-models-of-osteoarthritis
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Eleonora Comi, Marco Lanza, Flora Ferrari, Valeria Mauri, Gianfranco Caselli, Lucio Claudio Rovati
PURPOSE: CR4056, (2-phenyl-6-(1H-imidazol-1yl) quinazoline), an imidazoline-2 (I2) receptor ligand, is a promising analgesic drug that has been reported to be effective in several animal models of pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CR4056 in two well-established rat models of osteoarthritis (OA), mimicking the painful and structural components of human OA. METHODS: Knee OA was induced either by single intra-articular injection of monoiodoacetate (MIA) or by medial meniscal tear (MMT) in the right knee of male rats...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496041/a-rapid-mitochondrial-toxicity-assay-utilizing-rapidly-changing-cell-energy-metabolism
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Yosuke Sanuki, Tetsuro Araki, Osamu Nakazono, Kazuyuki Tsurui
Drug-induced liver injury is a major cause of safety-related drug-marketing withdrawals. Several drugs have been reported to disrupt mitochondrial function, resulting in hepatotoxicity. The development of a simple and effective in vitro assay to identify the potential for mitochondrial toxicity is thus desired to minimize the risk of causing hepatotoxicity and subsequent drug withdrawal. An in vitro test method called the "glucose-galactose" assay is often used in drug development but requires prior-culture of cells over several passages for mitochondrial adaptation, thereby restricting use of the assay...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
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