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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725147/shortage-of-psychotropic-medications-in-community-pharmacies-in-saudi-arabia-causes-and-solutions
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Yazed Sulaiman Al-Ruthia, Wael Mansy, Mohammad Barasin, Yazeed Mohammad Ghawaa, Mohammed AlSultan, Mohammad A Alsenaidy, Solaiman Alhawas, Sultan AlGhadeer
Background: Patients with mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, who seek medical care in private psychiatric clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have recently expressed concerns to doctors about difficulty in filling psychotropic medications, such as Amitriptyline and Aripiprazole, at retail community pharmacies. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a shortage of some commonly prescribed psychotropic medications in retail community pharmacies in Saudi Arabia, and if so, to explore the possible reasons behind the shortage of these medications...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721535/tricyclic-and-tetracyclic-antidepressants-for-the-prevention-of-frequent-episodic-or-chronic-tension-type-headache-in-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jeffrey L Jackson, Josephine M Mancuso, Sarah Nickoloff, Rebecca Bernstein, Cynthia Kay
BACKGROUND: Tension-type headaches are a common source of pain and suffering. Our purpose was to assess the efficacy of tricyclic (TCA) and tetracyclic antidepressants in the prophylactic treatment of tension-type headache. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the ISI Web of Science, and clinical trial registries through 11 March 2017 for randomized controlled studies of TCA or tetracyclic antidepressants in the prevention of tension-type headache in adults...
July 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707862/gastric-emptying-and-related-symptoms-in-patients-treated-with-buspirone-amitriptyline-or-clebopride-a-real-world-study-by-13c-octanoic-acid-breath-test
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Gian P Caviglia, Carlo Sguazzini, Fabio Cisaro', Davide G Ribaldone, Chiara Rosso, Sharmila Fagoonee, Antonina Smedile, Giorgio M Saracco, Marco Astegiano, Rinaldo Pellicano
BACKGROUND: Gastric motility is a key-factor in the pathogenesis of functional dyspepsia (FD). 13C-octanoic acid breath test (OBT) is a tool used for measuring gastric emptying time in clinicalsetting. We aimed to investigate the variation in FD symptoms and OBT parameters after treatment with buspirone, amitriptyline or clebopride. METHODS: Between Jan-2007 and Dec-2014, we enrolled 59 patients with FD unresponsive to firstling therapy with proton pump inhibitors and/or domperidone that underwent OBT before and after 3 months of buspirone (n=32), amitriptyline (n=16) or clebopride (n=11) treatment...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649058/buspirone-attenuates-methylphenidate-induced-growth-inhibition
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Nausheen Alam, Rahila Najam
Methylphenidate is effective in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults, but its long term use can cause potential adverse effect on growth rate and variable effects on appetite. Previous studies have shown that long term administration of psychostimulant drugs increases the effectiveness of somatodendritic 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-1A receptors. Repeated administration of buspirone attenuates the effectiveness of somatodendritic 5-HT1A receptors. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that co-administration of buspirone may attenuate methylphenidate-induced effects on growth rate and food intake...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642680/weight-bearing-over-ground-stepping-in-an-exoskeleton-with-non-invasive-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-after-motor-complete-paraplegia
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Parag Gad, Yury Gerasimenko, Sharon Zdunowski, Amanda Turner, Dimitry Sayenko, Daniel C Lu, V Reggie Edgerton
We asked whether coordinated voluntary movement of the lower limbs could be regained in an individual having been completely paralyzed (>4 year) and completely absent of vision (>15 year) using two novel strategies-transcutaneous electrical spinal cord stimulation at selected sites over the spine as well as pharmacological neuromodulation by buspirone. We also asked whether these neuromodulatory strategies could facilitate stepping assisted by an exoskeleton (EKSO, EKSO Bionics, CA) that is designed so that the subject can voluntarily complement the work being performed by the exoskeleton...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612503/distinctive-in-vitro-signal-transduction-profile-of-nlx-112-a-potent-and-efficacious-serotonin-5-ht1a-receptor-agonist
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Adrian Newman-Tancredi, Jean-Claude Martel, Cristina Cosi, Peter Heusler, Fabrice Lestienne, Mark A Varney, Didier Cussac
OBJECTIVES: NLX-112 (befiradol, F13640) is a selective serotonin 5-HT1A receptor agonist. Although it has been tested in vivo, little has been reported on its in vitro signal transduction profile. METHODS: NLX-112 was tested on G-protein activation, inhibition of adenylyl cyclase, ERK1/2 phosphorylation (pERK) and receptor internalization in recombinant cell lines. NLX-112 was also tested on G-protein activation in rat hippocampal membranes. Gα subunit mRNA expression in cell lines and rat brain tissue was quantified by quantitative PCR...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602446/stiff-person-syndrome-presenting-after-the-initiation-of-buspirone
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Ibrahim Sablaban, Deepak Prabhakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535332/interventions-for-treating-anxiety-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Peter Knapp, C Alexia Campbell Burton, John Holmes, Jenni Murray, David Gillespie, C Elizabeth Lightbody, Caroline L Watkins, Ho-Yan Y Chun, Sharon R Lewis
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20% of stroke patients experience clinically significant levels of anxiety at some point after stroke. Physicians can treat these patients with antidepressants or other anxiety-reducing drugs, or both, or they can provide psychological therapy. This review looks at available evidence for these interventions. This is an update of the review first published in October 2011. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the effectiveness of pharmaceutical, psychological, complementary, or alternative therapeutic interventions in treating stroke patients with anxiety disorders or symptoms...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508197/antinociceptive-effect-of-the-agonist-of-5-ht1a-receptors-buspirone-in-the-model-of-abdominal-pain-in-dogs
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O A Lyubashina, I I Busygina, S S Panteleev, A D Nozdrachev
We have demonstrated that activation of 5-HT1A receptors with buspirone promotes visceral analgesia in awake dogs. The administration of 0.035 mg/kg (i.m.) of the drug caused depression of viscero-motor (contraction of the abdominal muscles) and pressor (increase in the heart rate) responses to noxious distension of the large intestine. An increase in the dose to 0.07 and 0.14 mg/kg did not enhance the antinociceptive effect of buspirone but triggered basal tachycardia. The obtained results provide evidence of the inhibitory role of 5-HT1A receptors in modulating visceral pain sensitivity and the possibility of an exciting effect of their activation on the cardiovascular system...
March 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492455/reevaluating-antidepressant-selection-in-patients-with-bruxism-and-temporomandibular-joint-disorder
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Royce Rajan, Ye-Ming Sun
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a broad pain disorder that refers to several conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint of the jaw and the muscles of mastication. As with most pain disorders, a high prevalence of depression and anxiety is associated with TMD. Research has shown that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the first-line drug therapy for major depressive disorder, may not be suitable for TMD patients because SSRIs can induce teeth-grinding, otherwise known as bruxism...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490916/the-cannabis-withdrawal-syndrome-current-insights
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REVIEW
Udo Bonnet, Ulrich W Preuss
The cannabis withdrawal syndrome (CWS) is a criterion of cannabis use disorders (CUDs) (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition) and cannabis dependence (International Classification of Diseases [ICD]-10). Several lines of evidence from animal and human studies indicate that cessation from long-term and regular cannabis use precipitates a specific withdrawal syndrome with mainly mood and behavioral symptoms of light to moderate intensity, which can usually be treated in an outpatient setting...
2017: Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482015/a-new-paradigm-for-evaluating-avoidance-escape-motivation
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Iku Tsutsui-Kimura, Youcef Bouchekioua, Masaru Mimura, Kenji F Tanaka
Backgrounds: Organisms have evolved to approach pleasurable opportunities and to avoid or escape from aversive experiences. These two distinct motivations are referred to as approach and avoidance/escape motivations and are both considered vital for survival. Despite several recent advances in understanding the neurobiology of motivation, most studies addressed approach but not avoidance/escape motivation. Here we develop a new experimental paradigm to quantify avoidance/escape motivation and examine the pharmacological validity...
May 6, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369597/exploring-chronic-drug-effects-on-microengineered-human-liver-cultures-using-global-gene-expression-profiling
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Brenton R Ware, Michael McVay, Wendy Y Sunada, Salman R Khetani
Global gene expression profiling is useful for elucidating a drug's mechanism of action on the liver; however, such profiling in rats is not very sensitive for predicting human drug-induced liver injury, while dedifferentiated monolayers of primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) do not permit chronic drug treatment. In contrast, micropatterned cocultures (MPCCs) containing PHH colonies and 3T3-J2 fibroblasts maintain a stable liver phenotype for 4-6 weeks. Here, we used MPCCs to test the hypothesis that global gene expression patterns in stable PHHs can be used to distinguish clinical hepatotoxic drugs from their non-liver-toxic analogs and understand the mechanism of action prior to the onset of overt hepatotoxicity...
June 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301190/involvement-of-serotonin-and-oxytocin-in-neural-mechanism-regulating-amicable-social-signal-in-male-mice-implication-for-impaired-recognition-of-amicable-cues-in-balb-c-strain
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Hiroyuki Arakawa
Social signals play a primary role in regulating social relationships among male mice. The present series of experiments investigated the neural mechanisms underlying an induction of amicable cues that facilitate social approach in male mice of the C57BL/6 (B6) and BALB/c (BALB) strains. Male mice exhibit approach behavior and suppression of territorial scent marking toward amicable counterparts. Exposure of a group-housed mouse that maintains an amicable relationship induced social approach in B6 recipient mice, as expressed by increased preference of stay in proximity and decreased scent marks relevant to those of a single-housed mouse...
April 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203348/flibanserin-for-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Faina Gelman, Jessica Atrio
The pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of female sexual interest in pre- and post-menopausal women present a complex arena for patients and physicians to navigate. Flibanserin was the first pharmacologic treatment, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration in August 2015, for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Side effects, contraindications and lack of approval in postmenopausal women are all limitations, as are issues surrounding patient and physician knowledge and access...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184190/long-term-effects-of-chronic-buspirone-during-adolescence-reduce-the-adverse-influences-of-neonatal-inflammatory-pain-and-stress-on-adaptive-behavior-in-adult-male-rats
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Irina P Butkevich, Viktor A Mikhailenko, Elena A Vershinina, Anna M Aloisi, Gordon A Barr
Neonatal pain and stress induce long-term changes in pain sensitivity and behavior. Previously we found alterations in pain sensitivity in adolescent rats exposed to early-life adverse events. We tested whether these alterations have long-lasting effects and if those effects can be improved by the 5-hydroxytryptamine 1A (5-HT1A) receptor agonist buspirone injected chronically during the adolescent period. This study investigates: (1) effects of inflammatory pain (the injection of formalin into the pad of a hind paw) or stress (short maternal deprivation-isolation, MI), or their combination in 1-2-day-old rats on the adult basal pain, formalin-induced pain, anxiety and depression; (2) effects of adolescent buspirone in adult rats that experienced similar early-life insults...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124634/buspirone-for-the-treatment-of-dementia-with-behavioral-disturbance
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Maria R Santa Cruz, Priscilla C Hidalgo, Meredith S Lee, Cornelius W Thomas, Suzanne Holroyd
Behavioral disturbances are common but serious symptoms in patients with dementia. Currently, there are no FDA approved drugs for this purpose. There have been case reports and small case series of the use of buspirone. In this retrospective study, we review 179 patients prescribed buspirone for treatment of behavioral disturbance in dementia to better characterize the efficacy and potential side effects. All patients prescribed buspirone for behavioral disturbance due to dementia from a geropsychiatric outreach program were reviewed...
January 26, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120485/effects-of-acute-buspirone-administration-on-inhibitory-control-and-sexual-discounting-in-cocaine-users
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Justin C Strickland, B Levi Bolin, Michael R Romanelli, Craig R Rush, William W Stoops
OBJECTIVE: Cocaine users display deficits in inhibitory control and make impulsive choices that may increase risky behavior. Buspirone is an anxiolytic that activates dopaminergic and serotonergic systems and improves impulsive choice (i.e., reduces sexual risk-taking intent) in cocaine users when administered chronically. We evaluated the effects of acutely administered buspirone on inhibitory control and impulsive choice. METHODS: Eleven subjects with a recent history of cocaine use completed this within-subject, placebo-controlled study...
January 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111036/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-15-antipsychotics-and-two-metabolites-in-hair-and-its-application-to-rat-hair
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Juhyun Sim, Eunmi Kim, Wonkyung Yang, Sanghee Woo, Sangwhan In
In recent years, the inappropriate use of antipsychotics by young Korean men has become a social problem. As military service exemptions are given for mental illness, some men pose as mental health patients to avoid military service. In order to verify the authenticity of mental illnesses, we developed simultaneous analytical methods for the detection of 15 antipsychotics and 2 of their metabolites in hair using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. The target drugs were modafinil, atomoxetine, aripiprazole, benztropine, buspirone, duloxetine, gabapentin, oxcarbazepine, topiramate, escitalopram, paliperidone, ziprasidone, lamotrigine, clonazepam, levetiracetam, and metabolites of oxcarbazepine and clonazepam...
May 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080146/perceptions-vs-evidence-therapeutic-substitutes-for-antipsychotics-in-patients-with-dementia-in-long-term-care
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Brianne L Olivieri-Mui, John W Devlin, Aileen Ochoa, Danielle Schenck, Becky Briesacher
OBJECTIVE: To compare differences between clinician perceptions of therapeutic substitutes for antipsychotics prescribed to patients with dementia in long term care (LTC) and published evidence. METHODS: A mixed-methods approach that included a drug information search, online survey of 55 LTC clinicians and a comprehensive literature review was used. For 41 pharmacologic antipsychotic substitute candidates identified, LTC clinicians rated the likelihood they would substitute each for patients with dementia and identified non-pharmacologic antipsychotic substitutes...
January 12, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
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