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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051841/a-review-of-a-national-training-initiative-to-increase-provider-use-of-mat-to-address-the-opioid-epidemic
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REVIEW
Frances R Levin, Adam Bisaga, Maria A Sullivan, Arthur Robin Williams, Kathryn Cates-Wessel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) initiative focuses on training and mentoring health professionals in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) using pharmacological strategies. Led by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), PCSS-MAT is a consortium representing four of the five national professional organizations authorized by DATA 2,000-AAAP, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, and American Society of Addiction Medicine...
December 2016: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044943/forgotten-but-not-gone-new-developments-in-the-understanding-and-treatment-of-tardive-dyskinesia
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Jonathan M Meyer
The broad use of atypical antipsychotics was expected to dramatically reduce the prevalence and incidence of tardive dyskinesia (TD), but data show that TD remains an important challenge due the persistent nature of its symptoms and resistance to numerous treatment modalities, including antipsychotic discontinuation. Recent insights on genetic risk factors and new concepts surrounding pathophysiology have spurred interest in the possibility of targeted treatment for TD. As will be reviewed in this article, the number of evidence-based strategies for TD treatment is small: only clonazepam, amantadine, ginkgo biloba extract, and the vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor tetrabenazine have compelling data...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034999/perceptions-of-snus-among-us-adult-smokers-given-free-product
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Ellen Meier, Jessica L Burris, Amy Wahlquist, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Kevin M Gray, Anthony J Alberg, K Michael Cummings, Matthew J Carpenter
INTRODUCTION: Snus uptake is nominal among US smokers. This longitudinal study examines a) perceptions of snus among US smokers given free snus for six weeks and b) a method for assessment of an alternative tobacco product at the population level. METHODS: Adult smokers (n=543; 69.2% female; Mage=49.3 years), uninterested in quitting, received free snus for ad libitum use. Based on their snus use during a 6-week sampling period, participants included: 1) never users (18...
December 29, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994475/isavuconazole-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-aspergillosis-and-mucormycosis-current-evidence-safety-efficacy-and-clinical-recommendations
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REVIEW
Suganthini Krishnan Natesan, Pranatharthi H Chandrasekar
The majority of invasive mold infections diagnosed in immunocompromised cancer patients include invasive aspergillosis (IA) and mucormycosis. Despite timely and effective therapy, mortality remains considerable. Antifungal agents currently available for the management of these serious infections include triazoles, polyenes, and echinocandins. Until recently, posaconazole has been the only triazole with a broad spectrum of anti-mold activity against both Aspergillus sp. and mucorales. Other clinically available triazoles voriconazole and itraconazole, with poor activity against mucorales, have significant drug interactions in addition to a side effect profile inherent for all triazoles...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983566/survey-of-the-huntington-s-disease-patient-and-caregiver-community-reveals-most-impactful-symptoms-and-treatment-needs
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Jennifer A Simpson, Debra Lovecky, Jane Kogan, Louise A Vetter, George J Yohrling
BACKGROUND: In preparation for a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Patient-Focused Drug Development in Huntington's disease, the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) created and distributed two comprehensive surveys on the symptom experience and treatment approaches for Huntington's disease. OBJECTIVE: The objective of these surveys was to identify the specific symptoms that most impact the daily lives of individuals with Huntington's disease/Juvenile Huntington's disease (HD/JHD) and their caregivers and to solicit input on the types of treatments desired by HD affected families...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Huntington's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960557/the-biologics-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Fabio Salvatore Macaluso, Sara Renna, Ambrogio Orlando, Mario Cottone
Tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors dramatically changed the management of moderate-to-severe phenotypes of ulcerative colitis. The recent incoming of vedolizumab, which targets gut-specific leukocyte trafficking, provides a new biologic option for these patients. Areas covered: This review focuses on the rationale of use, efficacy, and safety profile of all biologics currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, including tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors (Infliximab and biosimilars, adalimumab, and golimumab), and the more recent vedolizumab...
December 21, 2016: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917682/the-preclinical-discovery-and-development-of-bortezomib-for-the-treatment-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Richard Arkwright, Tri Minh Pham, Jeffrey A Zonder, Q Ping Dou
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an incurable, often aggressive B-cell malignancy. Bortezomib (BTZ), the 20S proteasome inhibitor was originally developed and approved for treatment of relapsed refractory multiple myeloma, and subsequently approved for treatment of MCL. BTZ's single-agent activity induces clinical responses in approximately one-third of relapsed MCL patients. BTZ-containing combination therapies have further improved the quality and duration of clinical responses compared to standard chemotherapies in previously untreated MCL patients...
December 20, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910713/sn-38-loading-capacity-of-hydrophobic-polymer-blend-nanoparticles-formulation-optimization-and-efficacy-evaluation
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Simona Dimchevska, Nikola Geskovski, Gjorgji Petruševski, Marina Chacorovska, Riste Popeski-Dimovski, Sonja Ugarkovic, Katerina Goracinova
One of the most important problems in nanoencapsulation of extremely hydrophobic drugs is poor drug loading due to rapid drug crystallization outside the polymer core. The effort to use nanoprecipitation, as a simple one-step procedure with good reproducibility and FDA approved polymers like Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) and Polycaprolactone (PCL), will only potentiate this issue. Considering that drug loading is one of the key defining characteristics, in this study we attempted to examine whether the nanoparticle (NP) core composed of two hydrophobic polymers will provide increased drug loading for 7-Ethyl-10-hydroxy-camptothecin (SN-38), relative to NPs prepared using individual polymers...
December 20, 2016: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888609/effects-of-lorcaserin-on-pre-existing-valvulopathy-a-pooled-analysis-of-phase-3-trials
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Neil J Weissman, Steven R Smith, Randi Fain, Nancy Hall, William R Shanahan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of lorcaserin in patients with pre-existing Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-defined valvulopathy. METHODS: This is a pooled, post hoc analysis of three Phase 3 studies. BLOOM and BLOSSOM patients were 18 to 65 years of age without diabetes and with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 to 29.9 kg/m(2) and ≥1 weight-related comorbidity or a BMI of 30 to 45 kg/m(2) . BLOOM-DM patients had a BMI of 27 to 45 kg/m(2) and type 2 diabetes...
January 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865835/cholinesterases-inhibition-and-molecular-modeling-studies-of-piperidyl-thienyl-and-2-pyrazoline-derivatives-of-chalcones
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Muhammad Shakil Shah, Shafi Ullah Khan, Syeda Abida Ejaz, Saifullah Afridi, Syed Umar Farooq Rizvi, Muhammad Najam-Ul-Haq, Jamshed Iqbal
Super-activation of cholinesterases (acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase) are linked to various neurological problems most precisely Alzheimer's disease (AD), which leads to senile dementia. Therefore, cholinesterases (AChE & BChE) inhibition are considered as a promising strategy for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. FDA approved drugs for the treatment of AD, belong to a group of cholinesterase inhibitors. However, none of them is able to combat or completely abrogate the disease progression...
November 16, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864902/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-and-molecular-docking-revealed-a-potency-of-anti-hepatitis-c-virus-drugs-against-human-corona-viruses
#11
Abdo A Elfiky, Samah M Mahdy, Wael M Elshemey
A number of human coronaviruses (HCoVs) were reported in the last and present centuries. Some outbreaks of which (e.g. SARS and MERS CoVs) caused the mortality of hundreds of people worldwide. The problem of finding a potent drug against HCoV strains lies in the inability of finding a drug that stops the viral replication through inhibiting its important proteins. In spite of its limited efficacy and potential side effects, Ribavirin is extensively used as a first choice against HCoVs. Therefore, scientists reverted towards the investigation of different drugs that can more specifically target proteins...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855284/development-of-live-attenuated-arenavirus-vaccines-based-on-codon-deoptimization-of-the-viral-glycoprotein
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Benson Y H Cheng, Aitor Nogales, Juan Carlos de la Torre, Luis Martínez-Sobrido
Several arenaviruses, chiefly Lassa (LASV) in West Africa, cause hemorrhagic fever (HF) disease in humans and pose important public health problems in their endemic regions. To date, there are no FDA-approved arenavirus vaccines and current anti-arenaviral therapy is limited to the use of ribavirin that has very limited efficacy. In this work we document that a recombinant prototypic arenavirus lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) with a codon deoptimized (CD) surface glycoprotein (GP), rLCMV/CD, exhibited wild type (WT)-like growth properties in cultured cells despite barely detectable GP expression levels in rLCMV/CD-infected cells...
January 15, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833693/e-cigarette-blast-injury-complex-facial-fractures-and-pneumocephalus
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Benjamin A Archambeau, Stephanie Young, Carol Lee, Troy Pennington, Christopher Vanderbeek, Dan Miulli, John Culhane, Michael Neeki
Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are becoming a popular method of recreational nicotine use over recent years. The growth of new brands and devices has been outpacing the FDA's ability to regulate them. As a result, some of these devices fail without warning, most likely from malfunction of the lithium-ion batteries that are in close proximity to volatile compounds within the device. Failures have occurred during both use and storage of the devices or their components. The subsequent injuries from several of these events, including full thickness burns requiring grafting and blast injuries, have been observed at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a regional trauma and burn center in southern California...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818882/microbial-activities-in-soil-cultivated-with-corn-and-amended-with-sewage-sludge
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Rosana Faria Vieira, Ricardo Antônio Almeida Pazianotto
BACKGROUND: One of the main concerns related to the increasing use of sewage sludge in the soil is the possible presence of excess nutrients, which could cause environmental problems and detrimental effects on the soil microorganisms, considered essential to soil nutrient cycling. Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the microbial biomass and activity and some chemical characteristics of one specific tropical soil, classified as Dark Red Distroferric Latosol, of a loamy/clayey texture, in a long-term field experiment using anaerobically digested household sludge amendment...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818322/an-overview-of-herb-and-dietary-supplement-efficacy-safety-and-government-regulations-in-the-united-states-with-suggested-improvements-part-1-of-5-series
#15
REVIEW
Amy Christine Brown
This is the first of five review articles investigating dietary supplements (DS; includes herbs) that now exceed over 50,000 in the Office of Dietary Supplement's "Dietary Supplement Label Database." Four review articles follow summarizing published medical case reports of DS related to liver toxicity, kidney toxicity, heart toxicity, and cancer. The most popular DS were vitamin or mineral supplements (43%) followed by specialty supplements (20%), botanicals (20%; herbs), and sports supplements (16%). The 2013 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers revealed 1692 fatalities due to drugs, and zero deaths due to DS...
November 3, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807095/when-drug-trials-are-halted
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When significant safety questions arise during a trial, the FDA has the option to place a full or partial clinical hold on treatment and new enrollment. Clinical holds are designed to protect patients from serious harm but they can also cause expensive delays for drug developers and frustrations for patients. While some problems can be resolved quickly, others can permanently derail a drug's development.
November 2016: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795450/marine-derived-pharmaceuticals-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Ulrike Lindequist
Marine biosphere is the largest one of the earth and harbors an enormous number of different organisms. Living conditions differ fundamentally from those in terrestrial environment. The production of specific secondary metabolites is an important adaption mechanism of marine organisms to survive in the sea. These metabolites possess biological activities which make them interesting as possible drugs for human. The review presents sources, chemistry, production and pharmacology of FDA approved marine derived pharmaceuticals arranged according to their therapeutic indication...
November 1, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766937/leveraging-graph-topology-and-semantic-context-for-pharmacovigilance-through-twitter-streams
#18
Ryan Eshleman, Rahul Singh
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) constitute one of the leading causes of post-therapeutic death and their identification constitutes an important challenge of modern precision medicine. Unfortunately, the onset and effects of ADEs are often underreported complicating timely intervention. At over 500 million posts per day, Twitter is a commonly used social media platform. The ubiquity of day-to-day personal information exchange on Twitter makes it a promising target for data mining for ADE identification and intervention...
October 6, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738557/bacteriophages-safely-reduce-salmonella-contamination-in-pet-food-and-raw-pet-food-ingredients
#19
Nitzan Soffer, Tamar Abuladze, Joelle Woolston, Manrong Li, Leigh Farris Hanna, Serena Heyse, Duane Charbonneau, Alexander Sulakvelidze
Contamination of pet food with Salmonella is a serious public health concern, and several disease outbreaks have recently occurred due to human exposure to Salmonella tainted pet food. The problem is especially challenging for raw pet foods (which include raw meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables). These foods are becoming increasingly popular because of their nutritional qualities, but they are also more difficult to maintain Salmonella-free because they lack heat-treatment. Among various methods examined to improve the safety of pet foods (including raw pet food), one intriguing approach is to use bacteriophages to specifically kill Salmonella serotypes...
July 2016: Bacteriophage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717287/cocaine-vaccine-development-evaluation-of-carrier-and-adjuvant-combinations-that-activate-multiple-toll-like-receptors
#20
Atsushi Kimishima, Cody J Wenthur, Lisa M Eubanks, Shun Sato, Kim D Janda
Although cocaine abuse and addiction continue to cause serious health and societal problems, an FDA-approved medication to treat cocaine addiction has yet to be developed. Employing a pharmacokinetic strategy, an anticocaine vaccine provides an attractive avenue to address these issues; however, current vaccines have shown varying degrees of efficacy, indicating that further formulation is necessary. As a means to improve vaccine efficacy, we examined the effects of varying anticocaine vaccine formulations by combining a Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist with a TLR5 agonist in the presence of alum...
November 7, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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