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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094153/development-and-validation-of-a-fast-ionic-liquid-based-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-procedure-combined-with-lc-ms-ms-analysis-for-the-quantification-of-benzodiazepines-and-benzodiazepine-like-hypnotics-in-whole-blood
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Marieke De Boeck, Sophie Missotten, Wim Dehaen, Jan Tytgat, Eva Cuypers
To date, thorough clean-up of complex biological samples remains an essential part of the analytical process. The solid phase extraction (SPE) technique is the well-known standard, however, its main weaknesses are the labor-intensive and time-consuming protocols. In this respect, dispersive liquid-liquid microextractions (DLLME) seem to offer less complex and more efficient extraction procedures. Furthermore, ionic liquids (ILs) - liquid salts - are emerging as new promising extraction solvents, thanks to their non-flammable nature, negligible vapor pressure and easily adaptable physiochemical properties...
December 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073611/propofol-versus-midazolam-for-procedural-sedation-in-the-emergency-department-a-study-on-efficacy-and-safety
#2
Heleen Lameijer, Ytje T Sikkema, Albert Pol, Maike G E Bosch, Femke Beije, Rieneke Feenstra, Bas W J Bens, Ewoud Ter Avest
BACKGROUND: Procedural sedation for painful procedures in the emergency department (ED) can be accomplished with various pharmacological agents. The choice of the sedative used is highly dependent on procedure- and patient characteristics and on personal- or local preferences. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study of procedural sedations performed in the EDs of 5 hospitals in the Netherlands over a 4year period to evaluate the efficacy- (success rate of the intended procedure) and safety (incidence of sedation (adverse) events) of propofol sedations compared to midazolam sedations...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073119/in-vitro-inhibition-of-human-cyp450s-1a2-2c9-3a4-5-2d6-and-2e1-by-grandisin
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Maísa Daniela Habenschus, Fernanda de Lima Moreira, Norberto Peporine Lopes, Anderson R M de Oliveira
Grandisin, a lignan isolated from many species of plants, such as Virola surinamensis, is a potential drug candidate due to its biological properties, highlighted by its antitumor and trypanocidal activities. In this study, the inhibitory effects of grandisin on the activities of human cytochrome P450 enzymes were investigated by using human liver microsomes. Results showed that grandisin is a competitive inhibitor of CYP2C9 and a competitive and mechanism-based inhibitor of CYP3A4/5. The apparent Ki value for CYP2C9 was 50...
January 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072737/the-efficacy-of-dexmedetomidine-remifentanil-versus-dexmedetomidine-propofol-in-children-undergoing-flexible-bronchoscopy-a-retrospective-trial
#4
Hongquan Zhang, Baojun Fang, Wenjing Zhou
Flexible bronchoscopy has been more and more used for diagnosis and management diseases of respiratory system in pediatrics. Previous studies have reported that remifentanil (RF) and propofol are safe and effective for flexible bronchoscopy in adults, however, there have no trials evaluate the efficacy of DEX-RF versus dexmedetomidine-propofol in children undergoing flexible bronchoscopy.We divided 123 children undergoing flexible bronchoscopy with DEX-RF or dexmedetomidine-propofol into 2 groups: Group DR (n = 63, DEX infusion at 1...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067704/intravenous-ketamine-infusions-for-neuropathic-pain-management-a-promising-therapy-in-need-of-optimization
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Dermot P Maher, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao
Intravenous ketamine infusions have been used extensively to treat often-intractable neuropathic pain conditions. Because there are many widely divergent ketamine infusion protocols described in the literature, the variation in these protocols presents a challenge for direct comparison of one protocol with another and in discerning an optimal protocol. Careful examination of the published literature suggests that ketamine infusions can be useful to treat neuropathic pain and that certain characteristics of ketamine infusions may be associated with better clinical outcomes...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062846/effects-of-morphine-alfaxalone-midazolam-premedication-alfaxalone-induction-and-sevoflurane-maintenance-on-intraocular-pressure-and-tear-production-in-dogs
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A Mayordomo-Febrer, M Rubio, M Martínez-Gassent, M M López-Murcia
Intraocular pressure (IOP) and tear production are commonly affected by general anaesthesia. It is necessary to have a good control of both to guarantee successful ophthalmic surgery. The purpose of this research was to evaluate if the protocol based on the administration of morphine-alfaxalone-midazolam as premedication, alfaxalone as induction and sevoflurane as maintenance, can induce changes on IOP and Schirmer's tear test (STT-1) in healthy dogs. Twenty-two adult mixed-breed dogs scheduled for an ovariohysterectomy were enrolled for the study...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059581/hot-and-cold-drugs-national-park-service-medication-stability-at-the-extremes-of-temperature
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Patil Armenian, Danielle Campagne, Geoff Stroh, Crystal Ives Tallman, William Z D Zeng, Thomas Lin, Roy R Gerona
STUDY OBJECTIVE: National Park Service (NPS) Parkmedics provide medical care in austere environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stability of specific medications used by Parkmedics at extremes of temperatures likely to be faced in the field. METHODS: This is a bench research study conducted in the laboratory setting over a 4-week period. Parenteral medications were separated into 4 temperature exposure groups: A) 45°C (hot); B) -20°C (cold); C) hot then cold temperatures alternating weekly; and D) cold then hot temperatures alternating weekly...
January 6, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057897/review-and-update-of-the-hong-kong-epilepsy-guideline-on-status-epilepticus
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E Lw Fung, B Bh Fung
Convulsive status epilepticus is the most extreme form of seizure. It is a medical and neurological emergency that requires prompt and appropriate treatment. Treatment of convulsive status epilepticus is usually divided into stages/steps. The International League Against Epilepsy has released a new definition of status epilepticus that may help to unify the definition in future studies. Over the last few years new information has become available regarding its management. The Rapid Anticonvulsant Medication Prior to Arrival Trial demonstrated non-inferiority of intramuscular midazolam in early status epilepticus compared with intravenous lorazepam...
January 6, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057557/anesthetics-inhibit-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase1-2-phosphorylation-via-nmda-receptor-phospholipase-c-and-protein-kinase-c-in-mouse-hippocampal-slices
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Gao Haiying, Han Mingjie, Zhang Lingyu, Wang Qingxiang, Wang Haisong, Zhang Bingxi
BACKGROUND: Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) has been implicated in learning and memory; however, whether intravenous anesthetics modulate ERK1/2 remains unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of several intravenous anesthetics on the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 in the hippocampus of adult mice. METHODS: Western blotting was used to examine cellular levels of phosphorylated and unphosphorylated ERK1/2 in mouse hippocampus slices, which were incubated with or without anesthetics including propofol, etomidate, ketamine and midazolam, a protein kinase C (PKC) activator or inhibitor, or phospholipase C (PLC) activator or inhibitor...
January 3, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028600/the-contribution-of-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-and-non-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-to-the-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-nicotine-and-varenicline-in-mice
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Fernando B de Moura, Lance R McMahon
RATIONALE: The extent to which non-α4β2 versus α4β2* nAChRs contribute to the behavioral effects of varenicline and other nAChR agonists is unclear. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to characterize the discriminative stimulus effects of varenicline and nicotine using various nAChR agonists and antagonists to elucidate possible non-α4β2 nAChR mechanisms. METHODS: Separate groups of male C57BL/6J mice were trained to discriminate varenicline (3...
December 27, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006928/sufentanil-and-midazolam-dosing-and-pharmacogenetic-factors-in-pediatric-analgosedation-and-withdrawal-syndrome
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K Hronová, P Pokorná, L Posch, O Slanař
Our aim was to describe the effect of dosing and genetic factors on sufentanil- and midazolam-induced analgosedation and withdrawal syndrome (WS) in pediatric population. Analgosedation and withdrawal syndrome development were monitored using COMFORT-neo/-B scores and SOS score. Length of therapy, dosing of sufentanil and midazolam were recorded. Genotypes of selected candidate polymorphisms in CYP3A5, COMT, ABCB1, OPRM1 and PXR were analysed. In the group of 30 neonates and 18 children, longer treatment duration with midazolam of 141 h (2 - 625) vs...
December 21, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999970/oral-30-glucose-provides-sufficient-sedation-in-newborns-during-mri
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H Evren Eker, Oya Yalcin Cok, Bilin Çetinkaya, Anis Aribogan
PURPOSE: Newborns are often sedated during MRI but sedation itself creates adverse events and management is more challenging in this environment. Oral glucose/sucrose administration has been studied in newborns during painful procedures; however, its effectiveness in keeping newborns sleepy and motionlessness during painless procedures has not been demonstrated. The objective of this study was to describe effectiveness of oral 30% glucose administration by comparing with intravenous midazolam sedation for newborns during MRI...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999009/use-of-a-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-to-simulate-drug-drug-interactions-between-antineoplastic-and-antiretroviral-drugs
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José Moltó, Rajith Rajoli, David Back, Marta Valle, Cristina Miranda, Andrew Owen, Bonaventura Clotet, Marco Siccardi
BACKGROUND: Co-administration of antineoplastics with ART is challenging due to potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs). However, trials specifically assessing such DDIs are lacking. Our objective was to simulate DDIs between the antineoplastics erlotinib and gefitinib with key antiretroviral drugs and to predict dose adjustments using a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model. METHODS: In vitro data describing chemical properties and pharmacokinetic processes of each drug and their effect on cytochrome P450 isoforms were obtained from the literature...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992073/a-rectally-administered-combination-of-midazolam-and-ketamine-was-easy-effective-and-feasible-for-procedural-pain-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Stefan Nilsson, Ingemar Brunsson, Berit Askljung, Magnus Påhlman, Kate Himmelmann
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate how effective a combination of rectally administered midazolam and racemic ketamine was for reducing pain in paediatric cerebral palsy patients receiving intramuscular injections of botulinum neurotoxin A. The feasibility and safety of the pain relief were also explored. METHOD: Children with cerebral palsy, aged 1-18 years, were recruited from a regional paediatric rehabilitation unit between April 2012 and May 2014...
December 19, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984199/midazolam-impairs-the-retrieval-of-conditioned-taste-aversion-via-opioidergic-transmission-in-mice
#15
Yasunobu Yasoshima, Tsuyoshi Shimura
Midazolam is a benzodiazepine agonist that affects the acquisition, retention, and retrieval of malaise-induced conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in rats. Our previous study suggested that the palatability-enhancing rather than amnesic effects of midazolam were responsible for impaired retrieval of conditioned aversion to palatable conditioned stimuli (CSs). However, it remains unclear whether this effect is opioid-dependent. In the present study, we examined the involvement of opioid signaling with the ability of peripheral midazolam administration to transiently impair CTA retrieval in mice...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979642/severe-carisoprodol-withdrawal-after-a-14-year-addiction-and-acute-overdose
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Kathy T Vo, Howard Horng, Craig G Smollin, Neal L Benowitz
BACKGROUND: Carisoprodol, a centrally acting muscle relaxant with a high abuse potential, has barbiturate-like properties at the GABA-A receptor, leading to central nervous system depression and desired effects. Its tolerance and dependence has been previously demonstrated in an animal model, and withdrawal has been described in several recent case reports. Many cases can be effectively managed with a short course of benzodiazepines or antipsychotic agents. However, abrupt cessation in a patient with a history of long-term and high-dose carisoprodol abuse may result in symptoms that are more difficult for providers to treat...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976370/droperidol-for-psychosis-induced-aggression-or-agitation
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REVIEW
Mariam A Khokhar, John Rathbone
BACKGROUND: People experiencing acute psychotic illnesses, especially those associated with agitated or violent behaviour, may require urgent pharmacological tranquillisation or sedation. Droperidol, a butyrophenone antipsychotic, has been used for this purpose in several countries. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the effects of droperidol, including its cost-effectiveness, when compared to placebo, other 'standard' or 'non-standard' treatments, or other forms of management of psychotic illness, in controlling acutely disturbed behaviour and reducing psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia-like illnesses...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973943/correlation-between-body-movements-and-salivary-secretion-during-sedation
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Yoko Sasaki, Seiichi Kato, Masaaki Miura, Haruhisa Fukayama
During dental sedation, control of the cough reflex is crucial for a safe and smooth procedure. Accumulated saliva is one of the predisposing factors for coughing. Body movements during dental sedation appear to enhance salivation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the difference in salivary secretion between the with-movements state and the without-movements state during sedation. Salivary weight for 1 min was measured 3 times in 27 patients with intellectual disability during dental treatment under deep sedation with midazolam and propofol...
2016: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965856/ketamine-for-depression-relapse-prevention-following-electroconvulsive-therapy-protocol-for-a-randomised-pilot-trial-the-keep-well-trial
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Martha Finnegan, Karen Ryan, Enda Shanahan, Andrew Harkin, Leslie Daly, Declan M McLoughlin
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is a common debilitating illness that is the second leading contributor to the global burden of disease. Unfortunately, about 30 % of patients do not respond to adequate trials of antidepressants and/or psychotherapies. About 45-60 % of such treatment-resistant patients will remit with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, relapse rates are high following ECT-38 % after 6 months. There is a need for better relapse prevention strategies. One possibility is to use ketamine, a competitive glutamate receptor antagonist used for anaesthesia...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959401/midazolam-anesthesia-protects-neuronal-cells-from-oxidative-stress-induced-death-via-activation-of-the-jnk-erk-pathway
#20
Jing-Yu Liu, Feng Guo, Hong-Ling Wu, Ying Wang, Jin-Shan Liu
Midazolam is an anesthetic agent commonly used during clinical and surgical procedures, which has been shown to exert ROS‑suppressing and apoptosis‑modulating pharmacological activities in various cellular systems. However, the effects of midazolam on oxidative stress in neuronal cells require elucidation. The present study investigated the effects of midazolam on buthionine sulfoximine (BSO)‑ and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)‑induced oxidative stress in primary cortical neuronal cells. In addition, the effects of midazolam on middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in mice and on ethanol‑induced neuroapoptosis in the brains of neonatal mice were determined...
January 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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