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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667742/genetic-association-and-expression-analyses-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate-5-kinase-pip5k1c-gene-in-alcohol-use-disorder-relevance-for-pain-signaling-and-alcohol-use
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Ji Soo Lee, Jill L Sorcher, Allison D Rosen, Ruslan Damadzic, Hui Sun, Melanie Schwandt, Markus Heilig, John Kelly, Kelsey L Mauro, Audrey Luo, Daniel Rosoff, Christine Muench, Jeesun Jung, Zachary A Kaminsky, Falk W Lohoff
BACKGROUND: The gene encoding Phosphatidylinositol-4-Phosphate 5-Kinase (PIP5K1C) has been recently implicated in pain regulation. Interestingly, a recent cross-tissue and cross-phenotypic epigenetic analysis identified the same gene in alcohol use disorder (AUD). Given the high comorbidity between AUD and chronic pain, we hypothesized that genetic variation in PIP5K1C might contribute to susceptibility to AUD. METHODS: We conducted a case-control association study of genetic variants in PIP5K1C...
April 18, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667452/the-feasibility-of-employing-a-home-healthcare-model-for-education-and-treatment-of-opioid-overdose-using-a-naloxone-auto-injector-in-a-private-practice-pain-medicine-clinic
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Anthony Dragovich, Fred Brason, Thomas Beltran, Amy McCoart, Anthony R Plunkett
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine if employing a home healthcare model for education and treatment of opioid overdose using Evzio® (Naloxone)* auto-injector in a private practice pain clinic. METHODS: A prospective survey was used to determine the feasibility of integrating a naloxone auto-injector within the patient's home with a home care training model. Twenty moderate or high-risk patients were enrolled from our chronic pain clinic. Patients who were moderate or high risk completed an evaluation survey...
April 18, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667437/transdermal-buprenorphine-for-moderate-chronic-noncancer-pain-syndromes
#3
Joseph V Pergolizzi, Flaminia Coluzzi, Robert Taylor
Chronic noncancer pain has remained a challenging clinical problem. Opioid analgesics are effective, but they are known to be associated with opioid use disorder and potentially treatment-limiting side effects. Buprenorphine is a Schedule III synthetic opioid in the USA with a chemical structure similar to that of morphine but with a longer duration of action, greater potency, and other unique pharmacological attributes. Its role in treatment of chronic noncancer pain may be broader than currently thought. Areas covered: The pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical efficacy, and safety profile of transdermal buprenorphine in moderate chronic noncancer pain syndromes patients will be discussed...
April 18, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663315/pro-region-engineering-of-nerve-growth-factor-by-deep-mutational-scanning-enables-a-yeast-platform-for-conformational-epitope-mapping-of-anti-ngf-monoclonal-antibodies
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Angélica V Medina-Cucurella, Yaqi Zhu, Scott J Bowen, Lisa M Bergeron, Timothy A Whitehead
Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a central role in multiple chronic pain conditions. As such, anti-NGF monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that function by antagonizing NGF downstream signaling are leading drug candidates for non-opioid pain relief. To evaluate anti-canine NGF (cNGF) mAbs we sought a yeast surface display platform of cNGF. Both mature cNGF and pro-cNGF displayed on the yeast surface but bound conformationally sensitive mAbs at most 2.5-fold in mean fluorescence intensity above background, suggesting that cNGF was mostly misfolded...
April 16, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663077/is-patient-reported-outcome-improved-by-nalfurafine-hydrochloride-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-refractory-pruritus-a-post-marketing-single-arm-prospective-study
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Minami Yagi, Atsushi Tanaka, Tadashi Namisaki, Atsushi Takahashi, Masanori Abe, Akira Honda, Yasushi Matsuzaki, Hiromasa Ohira, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Hajime Takikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) frequently suffer from pruritus, which can severely impair their health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Nalfurafine hydrochloride, a selective κ-opioid receptor agonist, was recently approved in Japan for refractory pruritus in patients with chronic liver diseases, but it still remains unclear whether this treatment improves the patient-reported outcome (PRO) in PBC patients with refractory pruritus. Herein, we conducted a multicenter, post-marketing, single-arm prospective study to investigate the efficacy of nalfurafine in terms of PRO, and the associations of the efficacy with any clinical characteristics...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662723/hiv-and-chronic-pain-part-2-addressing-the-opioid-public-health-crisis
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Sara D Pullen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662722/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-in-the-vermont-medicaid-population-a-prospective-pragmatic-intervention-trial
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Robert T Davis, Gary Badger, Kristina Valentine, Alexander Cavert, Remy R Coeytaux
Introduction: In response to the opioid crisis, the 2016 Vermont legislature commissioned a study to assess acupuncture for patients with chronic pain in the Vermont Medicaid population. Objective: To assess the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of acupuncture provided by licensed acupuncturists for Vermont Medicaid patients with chronic pain. Methods: A total of 156 Medicaid patients with chronic pain were offered up to 12 acupuncture treatments within a 60-day period at the offices of 28 Vermont licensed acupuncturists...
2018: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662325/sonic-hedgehog-signaling-in-spinal-cord-contributes-to-morphine-induced-hyperalgesia-and-tolerance-through-upregulating-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-expression
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Su Liu, Jun-Li Yao, Xin-Xin Wan, Zhi-Jing Song, Shuai Miao, Ye Zhao, Xiu-Li Wang, Yue-Peng Liu
Purpose: Preventing opioid-induced hyperalgesia and tolerance continues to be a major clinical challenge, and the underlying mechanisms of hyperalgesia and tolerance remain elusive. Here, we investigated the role of sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling in opioid-induced hyperalgesia and tolerance. Methods: Shh signaling expression, behavioral changes, and neurochemical alterations induced by morphine were analyzed in male adult CD-1 mice with repeated administration of morphine...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660645/the-association-between-severity-of-depression-and-prescription-opioid-misuse-among-chronic-pain-patients-with-and-without-anxiety-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniel Feingold, Silviu Brill, Itay Goor-Aryeh, Yael Delayahu, Shaul Lev-Ran
BACKGROUND: In light of the increased rates of Prescription Opioid (PO) misuse and associated mortality in several developed countries in recent years, efforts have been made to identify populations who may be at increased risk for misuse of POs. Though the association between depression and PO misuse among pain patients is well documented, little is known regarding the effects of severity of depression on rates of misuse. In this study we explored rates of PO misuse among chronic pain patients screening positive for depression according to level of severity...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660457/a-lectin-fraction-from-green-seaweed-caulerpa-cupressoides-inhibits-inflammatory-nociception-in-the-temporomandibular-joint-of-rats-dependent-from-peripheral-mechanisms
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Renata Line da Conceição Rivanor, Danielle Rocha Do Val, Natássia Albuquerque Ribeiro, Felipe Dantas Silveira, Ellen Lima de Assis, Álvaro Xavier Franco, Lorena Vasconcelos Vieira, Ismael Nilo Lino de Queiroz, Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Norma Maria Barros Benevides
Temporomandibular disorders are the second most common cause of orofacial pain mediated by inflammatory compounds, which in many cases leads to chronic orofacial pain. This study assessed the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of a lectin from the green seaweed Caulerpa cupressoides (CcL) on hypernociception inflammatory in TMJ of rats and investigated the involvement of different mechanisms. Rats received i.v. CcL 30 min prior to injection of flogistic agentes or 0.9% saline into the left TMJ...
April 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660211/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-interventions-targeting-harm-reduction-and-chronic-hepatitis-c-cascade-of-care-in-people-who-inject-drugs-the-case-of-france
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Anthony Cousien, Viet Chi Tran, Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Guillaume Mabileau, Jean-Stéphane Dhersin, Yazdan Yazdanpanah
Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) represent an opportunity to improve hepatitis C virus (HCV) care cascade. This, combined with improved harm reduction interventions may lead to HCV elimination especially in people who inject drugs (PWID). We assessed the effectiveness/cost-effectiveness of improvements in harm reduction and chronic hepatitis C (CHC) care cascade in PWID in France. We used a dynamic model of HCV transmission and CHC natural history and evaluated: improved needle/syringe programs-opioid substitution therapies, faster diagnosis/linkage to care, earlier treatment initiation, alone and in combination among active PWID (mean age=36)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653244/opioid-utilization-following-cervical-spine-surgery-trends-and-factors-associated-with-long-term-use
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Andrew J Pugely, Nicholas A Bedard, Piyush Kalakoti, Nathan R Hendrickson, Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Comron Saifi, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Limited or no data exist evaluating risk-factors associated with prolonged opioid use following cervical arthrodesis. PURPOSE: To assess trends in post-operative narcotic use amongst preoperative opioid users (OU) versus non-opioid users (NOU), and identify factors associated with postoperative narcotic use at 1-year following cervical arthrodesis. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Retrospective, observational study. PATIENT SAMPLE: 17,391 patients (OU: 52...
April 10, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652682/kratom-an-emerging-drug-of-abuse-a-case-report-of-overdose-and-management-of-withdrawal
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Jack Diep, David Tian Chin, Somdatta Gupta, Faraz Syed, Ming Xiong, Jianguo Cheng
Kratom is an herb indigenous to Southeast Asia with psychoactive opioid compounds, often used as a treatment for chronic pain or opiate withdrawal symptoms. It is legally and readily available via Internet sales and has been identified as an emerging drug of abuse in the United States. Kratom use has been associated with psychosis, seizures, and even death. At lower doses, kratom acts as a stimulant, while at higher doses, it produces analgesia and euphoria. Here, we describe the successful management of kratom overdose and withdrawal in a young man with negative toxicology screens...
April 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651640/characteristics-of-new-onset-and-chronic-sleep-medication-users-among-older-adults-a-retrospective-study-of-a-us-medigap-plan-population-using-propensity-score-matching
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Shirley Musich, Shaohung S Wang, Luke B Slindee, Lynn Saphire, Ellen Wicker
BACKGROUND: Prescription sleep medications are often utilized to manage sleep problems among older adults even though these drugs are associated with multiple risks. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of new-onset compared to chronic sleep medication users and to examine factors associated with the conversion from new to chronic use. A secondary objective was to investigate the impact of sleep medications on health outcomes of injurious falls and patterns of healthcare utilization and expenditures...
April 12, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651005/differential-effect-of-morphine-on-gastrointestinal-transit-colonic-contractions-and-nerve-evoked-relaxations-in-toll-like-receptor-deficient-mice
#15
Elizabeth A H Beckett, Vasiliki Staikopoulos, Mark R Hutchinson
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are expressed in enteric neurons, glia, gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle and mucosa, yet their functional roles in the GI tract are not fully understood. TLRs have been linked to many of the undesirable central effects of chronic opioid administration including hyperalgesia and dependence via activation of central microglia. Opioid-induced bowel dysfunction (OIBD) remains a primary reason for the reduction or withdrawal of opioid analgesics. Morphine-induced inhibition of colonic motility was assessed in vivo by GI transit studies and in vitro using isolated colons from wildtype (WT) and TLR deficient mice...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649027/pain-and-its-long-term-interference-of-daily-life-after-critical-illness
#16
Christina J Hayhurst, Jim C Jackson, Kristin R Archer, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Christopher G Hughes
BACKGROUND: Persistent pain likely interferes with quality of life in survivors of critical illness, but data are limited on its prevalence and risk factors. We sought to determine the prevalence of persistent pain after critical illness and its interference with daily life. Additionally, we sought to determine if intensive care unit (ICU) opioid exposure is a risk factor for its development. METHODS: In a cohort of adult medical and surgical ICU survivors, we used the brief pain inventory (BPI) to assess pain intensity and pain interference of daily life at 3 and 12 months after hospital discharge...
April 11, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645083/polypharmacy-and-patterns-of-prescription-medication-use-among-cancer-survivors
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Caitlin C Murphy, Hannah M Fullington, Carlos A Alvarez, Andrea C Betts, Simon J Craddock Lee, David A Haggstrom, Ethan A Halm
BACKGROUND: The population of cancer survivors is rapidly growing in the United States. Long-term and late effects of cancer, combined with the ongoing management of other chronic conditions, make survivors particularly vulnerable to polypharmacy and its adverse effects. In the current study, the authors examined patterns of prescription medication use and polypharmacy in a population-based sample of cancer survivors. METHODS: Using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the authors matched cancer survivors (5216 survivors) with noncancer controls (19,588 controls) by age, sex, and survey year...
April 12, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644656/pro-region-engineering-of-nerve-growth-factor-by-deep-mutational-scanning-enables-a-yeast-platform-for-conformational-epitope-mapping-of-anti-ngf-monoclonal-antibodies
#18
Angélica V Medina-Cucurella, Yaqi Zhu, Scott J Bowen, Lisa M Bergeron, Timothy A Whitehead
Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a central role in multiple chronic pain conditions. As such, anti-NGF monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) that function by antagonizing NGF downstream signaling are leading drug candidates for non-opioid pain relief. To evaluate anti-canine NGF (cNGF) mAbs we sought a yeast surface display platform of cNGF. Both mature cNGF and pro-cNGF displayed on the yeast surface but bound conformationally sensitive mAbs at most 2.5-fold in mean fluorescence intensity above background, suggesting that cNGF was mostly misfolded...
April 12, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643620/opioid-free-anesthesia-for-breast-cancer-surgery-an-observational-study
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Swagata Tripathy, Satyajit Rath, Suresh Agrawal, P Bhaskar Rao, A Panda, T S Mishra, Sukdev Nayak
Background and Aims: Opioids are associated with postoperative nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and increased analgesic requirement. A nonopioid anesthesia technique may reduce morbidity, enable day care surgery, and possibly decrease tumor recurrence. We compared opioid-free, nerve block-based anesthesia with opioid-based general anesthesia for breast cancer surgery in a prospective cohort study. Material and Methods: Twenty four adult American Society of Anesthesiologists grade I-III patients posted for modified radical mastectomy (MRM) with axillary dissection were induced with propofol and maintained on isoflurane (0...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627712/accurate-identification-of-opioid-overdose-deaths-using-coronial-data
#20
Amanda Roxburgh, Jennifer L Pilgrim, Wayne D Hall, Lucinda Burns, Louisa Degenhardt
INTRODUCTION: Defining drug-related mortality is complex as these deaths can include a wide range of diseases and circumstances. This paper outlines a method to identify deaths that are directly due to fatal opioid toxicity (i.e. overdose), utilising coronial data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Coronial Information System (NCIS), an online coronial database containing information on all deaths that are reported to a coroner in Australia, is used to develop methods to more accurately identify opioid overdose deaths...
March 26, 2018: Forensic Science International
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