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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034725/polypharmacy-and-risk-of-falls-and-fractures-for-patients-with-hiv-infection-and-substance-dependence
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Theresa W Kim, Alexander Y Walley, Alicia S Ventura, Gregory J Patts, Timothy C Heeren, Gabriel B Lerner, Nicholas Mauricio, Richard Saitz
Although people with HIV infection (PLWH) are at higher risk of polypharmacy and substance use, there is limited knowledge about potential harms associated with polypharmacy such as falls and fractures in this population. The study objective was to determine whether polypharmacy, as measured by the number and type of medication, is associated with falls and fractures among PLWH and DSM-IV substance dependence in the past year or ever injection drug use (IDU). We identified the number of medications by electronic medical record review in the following categories: (i) systemically active, (ii) non-antiretroviral (non-ARV), (iii) sedating, (iv) non-sedating as well as any opioid medication and any non-opioid sedating medication...
October 16, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020956/guaiphenesin-ketamine-xylazine-infusion-to-maintain-anesthesia-in-mules-undergoing-field-castration
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Cecilia Vullo, Augusto Carluccio, Domenico Robbe, Marina Meligrana, Linda Petrucci, Giuseppe Catone
BACKGROUND: In order to determine whether a combination of guaiphenesin, ketamine and xylazine can induce safe and satisfactory anaesthesia in mules undergoing field castration, eight healthy adult intact male mules were employed. They were premedicated with intravenous (IV) xylazine (1.3 mg/kg); an additional dose of xylazine (0.3 mg/kg IV) was administered in case of inadequate depth of sedation. Anaesthesia was induced with IV thiopental (6 mg/kg). The quality of sedation and induction was recorded...
October 11, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994677/comparison-of-dexmedetomidine-and-ketamine-versus-propofol-and-ketamine-for-procedural-sedation-in-children-undergoing-minor-cardiac-procedures-in-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory
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Vidya Sagar Joshi, Sandeep S Kollu, Ram Murti Sharma
BACKGROUND: The ideal anaesthetic technique for management of paediatric patients scheduled to undergo cardiac catheterisation is still not standardised. AIM: To compare the effects of ketamine-propofol and ketamine-dexmedetomidine combinations on hemodynamic parameters and recovery time in paediatric patients undergoing minor procedures and cardiac catheterisation under sedation for various congenital heart diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 children of either sex undergoing cardiac catheterisation were randomly assigned into two groups Dexmedetomidine-ketamine group (DK) and Propofol-ketamine (PK) of 30 patients each...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974647/a-quality-improvement-project-to-improve-evidence-based-inhaled-nitric-oxide-use
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Colleen A Hughes Driscoll, Natalie L Davis, Megan Miles, Dina El-Metwally
BACKGROUND: Inhaled nitric oxide (INO) reduces extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in term and near-term neonates with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn; however, its overutilization is increasing. We hypothesized that implementing a shared baseline protocol would safely improve evidence-based INO use in a Level IV neonatal ICU. METHODS: Through several plan-do-study-act cycles, a shared baseline protocol for initiation and weaning of INO was developed and implemented starting in August 2014...
October 3, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974135/propofol-and-fentanyl-sedation-for-laser-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-to-avoid-intubation
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Fiammetta Piersigilli, Alessandra Di Pede, Gino Catena, Simona Lozzi, Cinzia Auriti, Iliana Bersani, Irma Capolupo, Anna Lipreri, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Andrea Dotta, Stefania Sgrò
BACKGROUND: Despite the optimization of neonatal assistance, severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP, stage III-IV) remains a common condition among preterm infants. Laser photocoagulation usually requires general anesthesia and intubation, but extubation can be difficult and these infants often affected by chronic lung disease. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical charts of 13 neonates that were sedated with propofol in association with fentanyl for the laser treatment of ROP. This protocol was introduced in our unit to avoid intubation and minimize side effects of anesthesia and ventilation...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971157/comparing-the-analgesic-effect-of-intranasal-with-intravenous-ketamine-in-isolated-orthopedic-trauma-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ramin Parvizrad, Abdolghader Pakniyat, Bita Malekianzadeh, Amir Almasi-Hashiani
OBJECTIVES: Ketamine is commonly used in anesthetic and sedation before surgical procedures and acts as an analgesic in smaller doses. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of intranasal (IN) ketamine in patients with moderate to severe limb trauma (visual analog scale (VAS) > 60 mm). METHODS: In a triple-blind randomized controlled clinical trial; 154 patients with isolated orthopedic trauma and visual analog scale (VAS) ≥60 mm were included on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria...
September 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967477/induction-dose-and-recovery-quality-of-propofol-and-alfaxalone-with-or-without-midazolam-coinduction-followed-by-total-intravenous-anesthesia-in-dogs
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PenTing Liao, Melissa Sinclair, Alexander Valverde, Cornelia Mosley, Heather Chalmers, Shawn Mackenzie, Brad Hanna
OBJECTIVES: To compare propofol and alfaxalone, with or without midazolam, for induction of anesthesia in fentanyl-sedated dogs, and to assess recovery from total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, incomplete, Latin-square study. ANIMALS: Ten dogs weighing 24.5 ± 3.1 kg (mean ± standard deviation). METHODS: Dogs were randomly assigned to four treatments: treatment P-M, propofol (1 mg kg(-1)) and midazolam (0...
April 29, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966686/sevoflurane-may-be-more-beneficial-than-propofol-in-patients-receiving-endoscopic-variceal-ligation-and-endoscopic-variceal-sclerotherapy-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Linghua Tang, Huimin Liu, Yang Wu, Mei Li, Wei Li, Meng Jiang, Jiabao Hou, Ying Jiang, Zhongyuan Xia, Qingtao Meng
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of various general anesthesia regimens during endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) and endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy (EVS). A total of 123 patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status III and IV, aged 40-70 years, undergoing general anesthesia for EVL and EVS were randomly divided into two groups: Sevoflurane anesthesia (group S; n=60) and propofol anesthesia (group P; n=60). Vital signs, particularly heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP), were monitored...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965335/pregabalin-use-among-users-of-illicit-drugs-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-southern-germany
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Brendan J Snellgrove, Tilman Steinert, Susanne Jaeger
BACKGROUND: The antiepileptic drug pregabalin is one of the best-selling pharmaceutical products worldwide. There are increasing concerns about its potential for misuse and dependence especially among patients with former or current substance use disorders (SUDs). OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to clarify the extent and pattern of pregabalin use as well as motives and predictors in this population. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study with patients on a detoxification ward for illicit drugs at the Center for Psychiatry, Südwürttemberg, Ravensburg in southern Germany from August 2012 until July 2013...
September 30, 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955248/aicar-administration-attenuates-hemorrhagic-hyperglycemia-and-lowers-oxygen-debt-in-anesthetized-male-rabbits
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Yi Huang, Paul H Ratz, Amy S Miner, Victoria A Locke, Grace Chen, Yang Chen, Robert W Barbee
Background: Many strategies have been utilized to treat traumatic shock via improved oxygen delivery (DO2), while fewer have been used to in an attempt to reduce oxygen demand (VO2). The cellular energy sensor 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) has the potential to modulate both whole-body DO2 and VO2. Therefore, we determined the effect of the AMPK activator AICAR (5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide 1-β-D-ribonucleoside) given acutely or chronically on key metabolites, hemodynamics, and oxygen consumption/delivery before and during hemorrhage in anesthetized male rabbits...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948899/comparison-of-emergence-times-and-quality-between-isoflurane-and-sevoflurane-in-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta-undergoing-neurosurgical-procedure
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Henri G M J Bertrand, Svenja Springer, Wesley Burnside, Charlotte Sandersen, Paul A Flecknell
Volatile agents for anaesthesia are widely used for anaesthetizing laboratory primates, and isoflurane is one of the most frequently used agents. Sevoflurane has been shown to offer a more rapid recovery than isoflurane in a number of species, but no comparisons have been made in non-human primates. This study compared the recovery characteristics of isoflurane and sevoflurane in rhesus macaques undergoing experimental neurosurgery. Twelve primates (7 males and 5 females) were randomly allocated to the treatment groups...
October 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946761/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-asenapine-maintenance-therapy-in-adults-with-an-acute-manic-or-mixed-episode-associated-with-bipolar-i-disorder
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Armin Szegedi, Suresh Durgam, Mary Mackle, Sung Yun Yu, Xiao Wu, Maju Mathews, Ronald P Landbloom
OBJECTIVE: The authors determined the efficacy and safety of asenapine in preventing recurrence of any mood episode in adults with bipolar I disorder. METHOD: Adults with an acute manic or mixed episode per DSM-IV-TR criteria were enrolled in this randomized, placebo-controlled trial consisting of an initial 12- to 16-week open-label period and a 26-week double-blind randomized withdrawal period. The target asenapine dosage was 10 mg b.i.d. in the open-label period but could be titrated down to 5 mg b...
September 26, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945130/pharmacokinetics-and-selected-pharmacodynamics-of-trazodone-following-intravenous-and-oral-administration-to-horses-undergoing-fitness-training
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Heather K Knych, Khursheed R Mama, Eugene P Steffey, Scott D Stanley, Philip H Kass
OBJECTIVE To measure concentrations of trazodone and its major metabolite in plasma and urine after administration to healthy horses and concurrently assess selected physiologic and behavioral effects of the drug. ANIMALS 11 Thoroughbred horses enrolled in a fitness training program. PROCEDURES In a pilot investigation, 4 horses received trazodone IV (n = 2) or orally (2) to select a dose for the full study; 1 horse received a vehicle control treatment IV. For the full study, trazodone was initially administered IV (1...
October 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929924/the-search-for-a-subtype-selective-pet-imaging-agent-for-the-gabaa-receptor-complex-evaluation-of-the-radiotracer-11-c-ado-in-nonhuman-primates
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Shu-Fei Lin, Frederic Bois, Daniel Holden, Nabeel Nabulsi, Richard Pracitto, Hong Gao, Michael Kapinos, Jo-Ku Teng, Anupama Shirali, Jim Ropchan, Richard E Carson, Charles S Elmore, Neil Vasdev, Yiyun Huang
The myriad physiological functions of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) are mediated by the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor complex comprising of the GABAA, GABAB, and GABAC groups. The various GABAA subunits with region-specific distributions in the brain subserve different functional and physiological roles. For example, the sedative and anticonvulsive effects of classical benzodiazepines are attributed to the α1 subunit, and the α2 and α3 subunits mediate the anxiolytic effect. To optimize pharmacotherapies with improved efficacy and devoid of undesirable side effects for the treatment of anxiety disorders, subtype-selective imaging radiotracers are required to assess target engagement at GABA sites and determine the dose-receptor occupancy relationships...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879331/dental-treatment-in-patients-with-severe-gag-reflex-using-propofol-remifentanil-intravenous-sedation
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Sooil Shin, Seungoh Kim
Patients with severe gag reflex (SGR) have difficulty getting the treatment they require in local clinics, and many tend to postpone the start of their treatment. To address this problem, dentists have used behavioral techniques and/or pharmacological techniques for treatment. Among the pharmacological methods available, propofol IV sedation is preferred over general anesthesia because it is a simpler procedure. Propofol in combination with remifentanil is characterized by stable sedative effects and quick recovery, leading to a deep sedation...
March 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836848/evaluation-of-a-portable-media-device-for-use-in-determining-postural-stability-in-standing-horses
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Valerie J Moorman, Christopher E Kawcak, Melissa R King
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of an accelerometer within a commercially available portable media device (PMD) to measure changes in postural stability of standing horses during various stance conditions and to compare these results with data obtained by use of a stationary force platform. ANIMALS 7 clinically normal horses. PROCEDURES A PMD was mounted on a surcingle; the surcingle was placed immediately caudal to the highest point of the shoulders (withers). Each horse was examined while standing on a stationary force platform system in a normal square stance, forelimb base-narrow stance, and normal square stance at 5 and 10 minutes after sedation induced by IV administration of xylazine hydrochloride...
September 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805236/comparison-of-intrathecal-morphine-and-surgical-site-infusion-of-ropivacaine-as-adjuncts-to-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-in-living-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Joo-Hyun Jun, Gaab-Soo Kim, Jeong Jin Lee, Justin S Ko, Sung Joo Kim, Pil Hyun Jeon
INTRODUCTION: This prospective observational study compared the postoperative analgesic effectiveness of intrathecal morphine (ITM) and surgical-site infusion (SSI) of ropivacaine as adjuncts to intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) (fentanyl) in living-donor kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Patients undergoing living-donor kidney transplantation receiving ITM or SSI in addition to IV PCA were included. Rescue analgesia was achieved with IV meperidine, as required...
August 14, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802190/alcohol-use-and-bipolar-disorders-risk-factors-associated-with-their-co-occurrence-and-sequence-of-onsets
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Jean-Michel Azorin, Léa C Perret, Eric Fakra, Sébastien Tassy, Nicolas Simon, Marc Adida, Raoul Belzeaux
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the sequence of onsets in patients affected by comorbid alcohol use and bipolar disorder. This study examines the risk factors associated with their co-occurrence and order of onset. METHOD: The demographic, clinical, and temperament characteristics as well as the course of illness were analyzed within our sample of 1090 DSM-IV bipolar I manic patients. Our sample was categorized according to the presence of comorbid alcohol use disorder and the sequence of onsets of bipolar and alcohol use disorders i...
August 3, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780003/outcomes-of-gartland-type-iii-supracondylar-fractures-treated-using-blount-s-method
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C Muccioli, S ElBatti, I Oborocianu, O Rosello, F Solla, E Chau, J L Clement, V Rampal
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar fractures of the elbow with major displacement are usually treated by surgical pinning and less often non-operatively as described by Blount.The objective of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes of Gartland type III supracondylar fractures treated at least 3 years earlier using Blount's method. HYPOTHESIS: Blount's method produces good outcomes after more than 3 years when used to treat Gartland type III supracondylar fractures of the humerus...
August 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767479/resistance-to-propofol-induction-in-a-patient-taking-modafinil-a-case-report
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Timothy N Harwood
After sedation with midazolam, induction of anesthesia with propofol was attempted in a patient taking modafinil. However, even after administration of a total of 6 mg/kg propofol IV, the patient continued to respond to tactile stimulation. Concurrently, the bispectral index was 72. Subsequent administration of low concentration sevoflurane by facemask induced an anesthetic depth that allowed unproblematic insertion of a laryngeal mask airway. Anesthesia for ophthalmologic surgery was maintained with sevoflurane...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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