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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207408/evaluation-of-cannabinoids-concentration-and-stability-in-standardized-preparations-of-cannabis-tea-and-cannabis-oil-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Roberta Pacifici, Emilia Marchei, Francesco Salvatore, Luca Guandalini, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Simona Pichini
BACKGROUND: Cannabis has been used since ancient times to relieve neuropathic pain, to lower intraocular pressure, to increase appetite and finally to decrease nausea and vomiting. The combination of the psychoactive cannabis alkaloid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with the non-psychotropic alkaloids cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) demonstrated a higher activity than THC alone. The Italian National Institute of Health sought to establish conditions and indications on how to correctly use nationally produced cannabis to guarantee therapeutic continuity in individuals treated with medical cannabis...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205208/skin-to-skin-care-for-procedural-pain-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Celeste Johnston, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Timothy Disher, Britney Benoit, Ananda Fernandes, David Streiner, Darlene Inglis, Rebekah Zee
BACKGROUND: Skin-to-skin care (SSC), often referred to as 'kangaroo care' (KC) due to its similarity with marsupial behaviour of ventral maternal-infant contact, is one non-pharmacological intervention for pain control in infants. OBJECTIVES: The primary objectives were to determine the effect of SSC alone on pain from medical or nursing procedures in neonates compared to no intervention, sucrose or other analgesics, or additions to simple SSC such as rocking; and to determine the effects of the amount of SSC (duration in minutes), method of administration (e...
February 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204996/incidence-of-taxane-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-receiving-treatment-and-prescription-patterns-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Su Jeong Song, Ji Min, Sung Yun Suh, Sun Hoi Jung, Hyeon Joo Hahn, Seock-Ah Im, Ju-Yeun Lee
PURPOSE: Taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy (TIPN) can affect quality of life and treatment outcomes in breast cancer patients. Despite the high incidence, treatment of PN has not been established. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and prescribing pattern of TIPN receiving pharmacologic treatment in real-world practice. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of 1629 breast cancer patients who received taxanes at the Seoul National University Hospital from July 2012 to June 2014...
February 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191706/g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-and-estrogen-receptor-ligands-regulate-colonic-motility-and-visceral-pain
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M Zielińska, J Fichna, M Bashashati, S Habibi, A Sibaev, J-P Timmermans, M Storr
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, which occurs more frequently in women than men. The aim of our study was to determine the role of activation of classical estrogen receptors (ER) and novel membrane receptor, G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) in human and mouse tissue and to assess the possible cross talk between these receptors in the GI tract. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the expression of GPER in human and mouse intestines...
February 12, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188737/genetic-variation-in-the-behavioral-effects-of-buprenorphine-in-female-mice-derived-from-a-murine-model-of-the-oprm1-a118g-polymorphism
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Caroline A Browne, Rebecca L Erickson, Julie A Blendy, Irwin Lucki
Pharmacogenetic studies have identified the non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism (A118G) in the human mu opioid receptor (MOR) gene (OPRM1) as a critical genetic variant capable of altering the efficacy of opioid therapeutics. To date few studies have explored the potential impact of the OPRM1 A118G polymorphism on the pharmacological effects of buprenorphine (BPN), a potent MOR partial agonist and kappa opioid receptor antagonist, which is approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid addiction and chronic pain...
February 7, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182962/an-observational-study-of-the-impact-of-genetic-testing-for-pain-perception-in-the-clinical-management-of-chronic-non-cancer-pain
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Maneesh Sharma, Svetlana Kantorovich, Chee Lee, Natasha Anand, John Blanchard, Eric T Fung, Brian Meshkin, Ashley Brenton, Steven Richeimer
OBJECTIVE: Pain levels are a key metric in clinical care. However, the assessment of pain is limited to basic questionnaires and physician interpretation, which yield subjective data. Genetic markers of pain sensitivity, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms in the catechol-O-methyltransferase gene, have been shown to be associated with pain perception and have been used to provide objective information about a patient's pain. The goal of this study was to determine if physician treatment adjustments based on genetic tests of pain perception resulted in improved outcomes for patients...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177530/intrauterine-contraception-insertion-pain-nursing-interventions-to-improve-patient-experience
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REVIEW
Carmel McCarthy
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine factors which contribute to the individual's experience of pain in relation to intrauterine contraception insertion and determine evidence based nursing strategies to best assess and manage this pain. BACKGROUND: Nurses are increasingly involved in consultations regarding intrauterine contraception. However, concerns regarding painful or difficult insertion may inhibit uptake and discourage nurses from promoting or inserting intrauterine contraception...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162575/-123-non-adherence-to-strong-opioids-regime-in-an-advanced-cancer-population-with-pain-pharmacological-pitfalls-or-not
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J Canal-Sotelo, N Arraras-Torrelles, J Lopez-Ribes, E Barallat-Gimeno, A Gasol-Cudós, R Gonzalez-Rubio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156584/survivor-pain-experience-at-an-oncology-palliative-care-clinic
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Lisa Emond, Ann Wojtaszczyk
: 260 Background: As of January 2014 there are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. In observational studies of cancer survivors up to 40% report chronic pain. Opioids remain an important and effective treatment for active cancer pain. For survivors, however, we must take into account the paucity of data supporting long term benefits of opioids on pain and functional outcomes, and extensive evidence of potential harms. We present data from our palliative care clinic where we have established a nuanced approach to pain management in this population, which includes risk mitigation, consistent education, emphasis on non-pharmacological and non-opiate medications, and attempts to down-taper opioid analgesics when feasible...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152167/implementation-of-observational-pain-management-protocol-for-residents-with-dementia-a-cluster-rct
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Justina Y W Liu, Claudia K Y Lai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the implementation of the Observational Pain Management Protocol (Protocol) can improve pain management for nursing home residents with dementia. DESIGN: A two-group, single-blinded, cluster-randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Seventeen nursing homes. PARTICIPANTS: Hundred and twenty eight recruited residents with advanced dementia and pain-related diagnoses were allocated to either the control or the experimental conditions based on the randomized group allocated to their home...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151539/non-pharmacological-and-pharmacological-interventions-in-patients-with-early-arthritis-a-systematic-literature-review-informing-the-2016-update-of-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-early-arthritis
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Claire Immediato Daien, Charlotte Hua, Bernard Combe, Robert Landewe
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic literature review (SLR) on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, in order to inform the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) recommendations for the management of early arthritis (EA). METHODS: The expert committee defined research questions concerning non-pharmacological interventions, patient information and education, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, glucocorticoid (GC) and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) use, as well as on disease monitoring...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148645/nonlinear-effects-of-hyperpolarizing-shifts-in-activation-of-mutant-nav1-7-channels-on-resting-membrane-potential
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Mark Estacion, Stephen G Waxman
The Nav1.7 sodium channel is preferentially expressed within dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and sympathetic ganglion neurons. Gain-of-function mutations that cause the painful disorder inherited erythromelalgia (IEM) shift channel activation in a hyperpolarizing direction. When expressed within DRG neurons, these mutations produce a depolarization of resting membrane potential (RMP). The biophysical basis for the depolarized RMP has to date not been established. To explore the effect on RMP of the shift in activation associated with a prototypical IEM mutation (L858H), we used dynamic clamp models that represent graded shifts that fractionate the effect of the mutation on activation voltage-dependence...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142303/pharmacological-evaluation-of-2-angeloyl-ent-dihydrotucumanoic-acid
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Marco Martin González-Chávez, Victor Arana-Argáez, Juan Ramón Zapata-Morales, Ana Karen Ávila-Venegas, Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Mario Isiordia-Espinoza, Roberto Martínez
CONTEXT: Gymnosperma glutinosum (Spreng.) Less. (Asteraceae) is a bush used for the empirical treatment of pain, fever, and cancer. An ent-neo-clerodane diterpene (2-angeloyl ent-dihydrotumanoic acid; ADTA) was isolated from G. glutinosum. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory, and antinociceptive effects of ADTA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytotoxic effects of ADTA (1-350 μM) were evaluated using the MTT assay with human tumorigenic (SW-620, MDA-MB231, SKLU1, SiHa, and PC-3), and non-tumorigenic (HaCaT) cells for 48 h...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141914/exercise-for-hand-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Nina Østerås, Ingvild Kjeken, Geir Smedslund, Rikke H Moe, Barbara Slatkowsky-Christensen, Till Uhlig, Kåre Birger Hagen
BACKGROUND: Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent joint disease that may lead to pain, stiffness and problems in performing hand-related activities of daily living. Currently, no cure for OA is known, and non-pharmacological modalities are recommended as first-line care. A positive effect of exercise in hip and knee OA has been documented, but the effect of exercise on hand OA remains uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of exercise compared with other interventions, including placebo or no intervention, in people with hand OA...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137475/physical-activity-after-a-hip-fracture-effect-of-a-multicomponent-home-based-rehabilitation-program-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Katri Turunen, Anu Salpakoski, Johanna Edgren, Timo Törmäkangas, Marja Arkela, Mauri Kallinen, Maija Pesola, Sirpa Hartikainen, Riku Nikander, Sarianna Sipilä
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of a yearlong multicomponent rehabilitation program on the level of physical activity (PA) and the maintenance of the level of PA over one year follow-up among older people recovering from a recent hip fracture. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled, parallel-group trial. SETTING: Home-based rehabilitation; measurements in university laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling people aged 60+ recovering from a hip fracture...
January 27, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131321/neonatal-pain-management
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Brian S Carter, Jessica Brunkhorst
Pain management in the neonatal ICU remains challenging for many clinicians and in many complex care circumstances. The authors review general pain management principles and address the use of pain scales, non-pharmacologic management, and various agents that may be useful in general neonatal practice, procedurally, or at the end of life. Chronic pain and neonatal abstinence are also noted.
January 25, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116120/distant-delivery-of-a-mindfulness-based-intervention-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-the-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-pilot-trial
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A Bogosian, C S Hurt, D Vasconcelos E Sa, J V Hindle, L McCracken, P Cubi-Molla
BACKGROUND: Psychological difficulties, especially depression and anxiety, are the most prevalent non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease. Pharmacological treatments for these conditions appear relatively ineffective in Parkinson's disease. Mindfulness courses are increasingly popular and recognised as effective for managing emotional states, and there is growing evidence for the effectiveness of mindfulness courses for people with long-term medical conditions. With this exploratory pilot trial, we want to assess the feasibility of the procedures and processes, including recruitment, most appropriate outcome measure(s), acceptability of type and number of measures, potential nocebo effects, and potential effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a specially adapted distance-delivered mindfulness-based intervention in people affected by Parkinson's disease...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114822/ph-sensitive-niosomes-effects-on-cytotoxicity-and-on-inflammation-and-pain-in-murine-models
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Federica Rinaldi, Elena Del Favero, Valeria Rondelli, Stefano Pieretti, Alessia Bogni, Jessica Ponti, François Rossi, Luisa Di Marzio, Donatella Paolino, Carlotta Marianecci, Maria Carafa
pH-sensitive nonionic surfactant vesicles (niosomes) by polysorbate-20 (Tween-20) or polysorbate-20 derivatized by glycine (added as pH sensitive agent), were developed to deliver Ibuprofen (IBU) and Lidocaine (LID). For the physical-chemical characterization of vesicles (mean size, size distribution, zeta potential, vesicle morphology, bilayer properties and stability) dynamic light scattering (DLS), small angle X-ray scattering and fluorescence studies were performed. Potential cytotoxicity was evaluated on immortalized human keratinocyte cells (HaCaT) and on immortalized mouse fibroblasts Balb/3T3...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112688/dysmenorrhea-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-a-review-in-different-country
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Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Nada A Soliman, Rania Soliman, Mohamed El Kholy
BACKGROUND: Dysmenorrhea is still an important public health problem which may have a negative impact on female health, social relationships, school or work activities and psychological status. METHODS: The aim of this review is a better understanding of the epidemiology of dysmenorrhoea and its effect on public health. Published studies in English providing relevant information on dysmenorrhea were identified by searching PubMed, Embase and Google; restricting the population to  adolescents and young adult women and the year of publishing from 2010 to August 2015, based on the keywords 'dysmenorrhea', 'adolescents' and 'epidemiology'...
January 16, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111730/-evaluating-the-pain-management-methods-of-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Zeynep Kızılcık Özkan, Seher Ünver, Ayşe Başar
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to evaluate pain severity and pain management methods of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted with patients who were diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (n=99) in the neurology clinic of the university hospital between August 2014 and December 2015. Patient data form, visual analog scale (VAS) and a pain management inventory were used to collect data. RESULTS: Of the total, 64...
October 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
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