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Ernest Dallé, Musa V Mabandla
This review aims to shed light on the relationship that involves exposure to early life stress, depression and Parkinson's disease (PD). A systematic literature search was conducted in Pubmed, MEDLINE, EBSCOHost and Google Scholar and relevant data were submitted to a meta-analysis . Early life stress may contribute to the development of depression and patients with depression are at risk of developing PD later in life. Depression is a common non-motor symptom preceding motor symptoms in PD. Stimulation of regions contiguous to the substantia nigra as well as dopamine (DA) agonists have been shown to be able to attenuate depression...
March 19, 2018: Molecular Brain
Andrea Cipriani, Toshi A Furukawa, Georgia Salanti, Anna Chaimani, Lauren Z Atkinson, Yusuke Ogawa, Stefan Leucht, Henricus G Ruhe, Erick H Turner, Julian P T Higgins, Matthias Egger, Nozomi Takeshima, Yu Hayasaka, Hissei Imai, Kiyomi Shinohara, Aran Tajika, John P A Ioannidis, John R Geddes
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is one of the most common, burdensome, and costly psychiatric disorders worldwide in adults. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are available; however, because of inadequate resources, antidepressants are used more frequently than psychological interventions. Prescription of these agents should be informed by the best available evidence. Therefore, we aimed to update and expand our previous work to compare and rank antidepressants for the acute treatment of adults with unipolar major depressive disorder...
February 20, 2018: Lancet
Giada Benasi, Jenny Guidi, Emanuela Offidani, Richard Balon, Karl Rickels, Giovanni A Fava
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to perform a systematic review and, when feasible, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) which used benzodiazepines (BZD) as a monotherapy versus placebo, antidepressant drugs (AD), or both. METHODS: Keyword searches were conducted for identifying RCT comparing BZD and AD, and/or placebo in the treatment of depression, using electronic databases from their inception up to April 2017. We selected reports of RCT in which BZD were compared to AD and/or placebo in the treatment of adult patients with a primary diagnosis of depressive disorder or anxious depression...
February 21, 2018: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Randeep Kaur, V R Sinha
Pruritus is a concomitant symptom of various underlying disorders viz. dermatological, systemic and psychiatric disorders that provoke the person to scratch the skin. Many natural as well as, antipruritic therapies are usually practiced in the treatment of pruritus including general preventive measures, topical therapies such as cooling agents, antihistamines, anesthetics, capsaicin, corticosteroids, immunomodulators and; systemic therapies including administration of antihistamines, opioid antagonists/agonists, antiepileptic drugs/neuroleptics (e...
February 15, 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Alireza Haji Seyed Javadi, Ali Akbar Shafikhani, Seyed Mohsen Zamir, Zahra Farzane Khanshir
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the improvement of schizophrenia is a controversial issue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of fluvoxamine on the symptoms of schizophrenia including positive and negative symptoms, cognitive impairment, and quality of life. METHODS/PROCEDURES: This clinical trial was performed on 68 patients with chronic schizophrenia, treated with risperidone at 22 Bahman Hospital of Qazvin, Iran during 2015 to 2016...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Rintaro Ohno, Hiroko Miyagishi, Minoru Tsuji, Atsumi Saito, Kazuya Miyagawa, Kazuhiro Kurokawa, Hiroshi Takeda
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Yokukansan is a traditional Japanese herbal medicine that has been approved in Japan as a remedy for neurosis, insomnia, and irritability in children. It has also been reported to improve behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with various forms of dementia. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the usefulness of co-treatment with an antidepressant and an herbal medicine in the psychiatric field, the current study examined the effect of yokukansan on the anxiolytic-like effect of fluvoxamine in mice...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Jonathan A Coleman, Eric Gouaux
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are clinically prescribed antidepressants that act by increasing the local concentrations of neurotransmitters at synapses and in extracellular spaces via blockade of the serotonin transporter. Here we report X-ray structures of engineered thermostable variants of the human serotonin transporter bound to the antidepressants sertraline, fluvoxamine, and paroxetine. The drugs prevent serotonin binding by occupying the central substrate-binding site and stabilizing the transporter in an outward-open conformation...
January 29, 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Laetitia Minguez, Ronan Bureau, Marie-Pierre Halm-Lemeille
Antidepressants are among the most prescribed pharmaceuticals throughout the world. Their presence has already been detected in several aquatic ecosystems worldwide and their effects on non-target organisms justify the growing concern of both the public and regulatory authorities. These emerging pollutants do not occur as isolated compounds but rather as multi-component mixtures, which may lead to increased adverse effects compared to individual compounds. Freshwater and marine algae seem particularly sensitive to pharmaceuticals, including antidepressants...
January 20, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
Marieke De Boeck, Lisa Dubrulle, Wim Dehaen, Jan Tytgat, Eva Cuypers
This study aims to prove that ionic liquids (ILs) can be used as extraction solvents in a liquid-liquid microextraction, coupled to LC-MS/MS, for the quantification of a large group of antidepressants in whole blood samples. The sample preparation procedure consisted of adding 1.0mL aqueous buffer pH 3.0 and 60µL of IL (1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate) to 1.0mL whole blood. Subsequently, a 5-min rotary mixing step was performed followed by centrifugation. The lower IL phase was collected, diluted 1:10 in methanol and 10µL was injected into the LC-MS/MS...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
Haruko Kumamoto, Taku Yamaguchi, Kohtarou Konno, Takeshi Izumi, Takayuki Yoshida, Yu Ohmura, Masahiko Watanabe, Mitsuhiro Yoshioka
Childhood maltreatment is associated with impaired adult brain function, particularly in the hippocampus, and is not only a major risk factor for some psychiatric diseases but also affects early social development and social adaptation in later life. The aims of this study were to determine whether early postnatal stress affects social behavior and whether repeated fluvoxamine treatment reverses these changes. Rat pups were exposed to footshock stress during postnatal days 21-25 (at 3 weeks old: 3wFS). During the post-adolescent period (10-14 weeks postnatal), the social interaction test and Golgi-cox staining of dorsal hippocampal pyramidal neurons were performed...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Wouter Koek, Thomas L Sandoval, Lynette C Daws
The forced swim test in rodents allows rapid detection of substances with antidepressant-like activity, evidenced as a decreased duration of immobility that is produced by the majority of clinically used antidepressants. Antidepressants also increase the latency to immobility, and this additional measure reportedly can increase the sensitivity of the forced swim test in mice. Extending these findings, the present study examined the effects of desipramine and fluvoxamine in a forced swim test in C57BL/6J mice, a strain commonly used as background for genetic modifications, analyzing results with a method (i...
December 1, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
Michael Murray, Wei V Zhang, Robert J Edwards
The atypical antipsychotic agent clozapine (CLZ) is effective in many patients who are resistant to conventional antipsychotic drugs. Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) 1A2 and 3A4 oxidise CLZ to norCLZ and CLZ N-oxide in human liver. Concurrent treatment with inducers and inhibitors of CYP1A2 modulates CLZ elimination that disrupts therapy. Drug-drug interactions involving CYP3A4 are also significant but less predictable. To further characterise the factors underlying these interactions, we used samples from a cohort of human livers to assess variation in CLZ oxidation pathways in relation to intrinsic CYP3A4 and CYP1A2 activities and the effects of the corresponding selective inhibitors ketoconazole (0...
November 20, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Noushin Rastkari, Reza Ahmadkhaniha
A sensitive, reliable and simple HPLC method was developed for the determination of lisinopril in human plasma. The method consists of extraction and clean-up steps based on magnetic solid-phase extraction and pre-column derivatization with a fluorescent reagent. The mobile phase consisted of a mixture of methanol-sodium dihydrogen phosphate (pH 3.0; 0.005 m; 75:25, v/v). The flow rate was set at 0.7 mL/min. Fluorescence detection was performed at 470nm excitation and 530nm emission wavelengths. Total chromatography run time was 5 min...
November 16, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
Nikolay N Yahno, Anastasia V Fedotova
In a prospective, non-blinded, uncontrolled, multicenter, post-marketing, observational study (FRIENDS; NCT02043197), fluvoxamine (50-300 mg/day for 90 days) was effective for the treatment of depression in 299 adult patients (age ≥18 years) with neurological disorders at baseline. The therapeutic effect of fluvoxamine was measured by means of changes in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale depression and anxiety scores (HADS-D and HADS-A, respectively), global severity of illness, and clinical condition (measured using the Clinical Global Improvement [CGI] scale)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Vincent A de Weger, Sanjay Goel, Roger von Moos, Jan H M Schellens, Nicholas Mach, Eugene Tan, Suraj Anand, Jeffrey W Scott, Ulrik Lassen
PURPOSE: Dovitinib is an orally available multi tyrosine kinase inhibitor which inhibits VEGFR 1-3, FGFR 1-3, and PDGFR. This study was performed to investigate the potential drug-drug interaction of dovitinib with the CYP1A2 inhibitor fluvoxamine in patients with advanced solid tumors. METHODS: Non-smoking patients of ≥ 18 years with advanced solid tumors, excluding breast cancer, were included. Patients were treated with a dose of 300 mg in 5 days on/2 days off schedule...
November 3, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Sophia Esalatmanesh, Mojtaba Biuseh, Ahmad Ali Noorbala, Seyed-Ali Mostafavi, Farzin Rezaei, Bita Mesgarpour, Payam Mohammadinejad, Shahin Akhondzadeh
Objective: There are different pathophysiological mechanisms for obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) as suggested by the serotonergic, dopaminergic, and glutamatergic hypotheses. The present study aimed at comparing the efficacy and safety of saffron (stigma of Crocus sativus) and fluvoxamine in the treatment of mild to moderate obsessive- compulsive disorder. Method: In this study, 50 males and females, aged 18 to 60 years, with mild to moderate OCD, participated. The patients were randomly assigned to receive either saffron (30 mg/day, 15 mg twice a day) or fluvoxamine (100 mg/day) for 10 weeks...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
Paul Grant, Cristan Farmer, Jane Song, Timothy Kish, Susan Swedo
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: The goals of this study were to determine whether pediatric serum concentration of riluzole is similar to that observed in adults and to determine whether riluzole serum concentration is associated with adverse effects or efficacy in children and adolescents with treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. METHODS/PROCEDURES: Data were drawn from previously published studies: 1 open-label trial and 1 randomized controlled trial with an open-label extension phase...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Swarup Mitra, Abel Bult-Ito
The current study evaluated the role of strain and compulsive trait differences in response to fluvoxamine, a common obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) drug, in two different mouse strains (BIG1 and BIG2) with a spontaneous compulsive-like phenotype. For compulsive-like nest-building behavior, dose-dependent attenuation of nesting by fluvoxamine was observed for the BIG1 compulsive-like strain during the first hour after administration. No significant differences were found for the BIG2 strain during the first hour, although a dose-dependent trend similar to that in the BIG1 strain was observed...
October 13, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
Tessa A Kouwenhoven, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Marijke Kamsteeg
BACKGROUND: Chronic pruritus is a common skin symptom with marked impact on quality of life. Adequate treatment can be challenging for clinicians, demanding the exploration of new treatment options such as oral antidepressants. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of oral antidepressants in chronic pruritus by a systematic overview of the available relevant literature. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases were searched...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Katsumi Iga, Akiko Kiriyama
Our study of drug-drug interaction (DDI) started with the clarification of unusually large DDI observed between ramelteon (RAM) and fluvoxamine (FLV). The main cause of this DDI was shown to be the extremely small hepatic availability of RAM (vFh ). Traditional DDI prediction assuming the well-stirred hepatic extraction kinetic ignores the relative increase of vFh by DDI, while we could solve this problem by use of the tube model. Ultimately, we completed a simple and useful method for prediction of DDI. Currently, DDI prediction becomes more complex and difficult when examining issues such as dynamic changes in perpetrator level, inhibitory metabolites, etc...
December 1, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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