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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918338/a-short-term-swimming-speed-alteration-test-with-nauplii-of-artemia-franciscana
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Silvia Morgana, Noelia Estévez-Calvar, Chiara Gambardella, Marco Faimali, Francesca Garaventa
The presence of toxicant needs to be assessed within short time in order to effectively protect the aquatic environment from serious threat. Based on the observation that at high temperatures aquatic organisms become more vulnerable to stressors than those maintained at room temperature, a new test was developed. The proposed bioassay consisted in the evaluation of the swimming speed alteration (SSA) of nauplii of Artemia franciscana incubated at 39°C (± 1) for 6h, using a Swimming Behavior Recorder system (SBR)...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912994/jitteriness-anxiety-syndrome-developing-immediately-following-initiation-of-oral-administration-of-sertraline
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Toshinori Nakamura, Nobuhiro Sugiyama, Daimei Sasayama, Tetsuya Hagiwara, Shinsuke Washizuka
Here, we report our experience with patients in whom jitteriness/anxiety syndrome developed immediately following the start of oral sertraline administration. Administration was discontinued in these patients on day 2, and the jitteriness/anxiety syndrome improved the following day. Jitteriness/anxiety syndrome may develop immediately following oral administration of even low doses of sertraline, and improvement can be expected if sertraline is promptly discontinued.
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912901/can-a-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-act-as-a-glutamatergic-modulator
#3
Marcos Emilio Frizzo
Sertraline (Zoloft) and fluoxetine (Prozac) are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors whose antidepressant mechanism of action is classically attributed to an elevation of the extracellular levels of serotonin in the synaptic cleft. However, the biological effects of these drugs seem to be more complex than their traditionally described mechanism of action. Among their actions is the inhibition of different types of Na(+) and K(+) channels, as well as of glutamate uptake activity. The clearance of extracellular glutamate is essential to maintain the central nervous system within physiological conditions, and this excitatory neurotransmitter is removed from the synaptic cleft by astrocyte transporters...
2017: Current Therapeutic Research, Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911656/physicochemical-analysis-and-nonisothermal-kinetic-study-of-sertraline-lactose-binary-mixtures
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Faranak Ghaderi, Mahboob Nemati, Mohammad Reza Siahi-Shadbad, Hadi Valizadeh, Farnaz Monajjemzadeh
In the present study the physicochemical stability of sertraline with lactose was evaluated in drug-excipient binary mixtures. Different physicochemical methods such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry were applied to confirm the incompatibility. The final aim of this study was to evaluate the kinetic parameters using a fast and sensitive DSC method. Solid-state kinetic parameters were derived from nonisothermally stressed physical mixtures using different thermal models such as Friedman, Flynn-Wall-Ozawa, and Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906089/alopecia-as-unique-clue-to-syphilis-in-a-patient
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Laura Atzori, Laura Mantovani, Roberta Satta, Caterina Ferreli
Alopecia is an uncommon manifestation of syphilis, simulating other common forms of hair-loss, but representing a crucial complaint for the patient, who might by converse have not noticed other signs and symptoms of the disease. Esthetic issues undervaluation might prolong illness, and postpone appropriate treatment. A 42-year-old patient, HIV negative, presented with a 2-month history of progressive generalized thinning of the hairs and small non-scarring irregular alopecia patches of the parietal-occipital areas of the scalp...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903107/dose-escalation-of-antidepressants-in-unipolar-depression-a-meta-analysis-of-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trials
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Markus Dold, Lucie Bartova, Rainer Rupprecht, Siegfried Kasper
BACKGROUND: As many patients with unipolar depression do not respond sufficiently to initial antidepressant monotherapy, a dose increase of the current administered antidepressant (dose escalation, high-dose treatment) is frequently carried out as next treatment measure. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis which included all double-blind randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing a dose increase of antidepressants directly to continuation of standard-dose treatment in unipolar depressive patients who were non- responders to standard-dose pharmacotherapy...
September 14, 2017: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883733/fan-the-flame-trazodone-induced-mania-in-a-unipolar-depressed-patient-with-stable-sertraline-treatment
#7
Jianbo Hu, Jianbo Lai, Hanzhi Zheng, Shaohua Hu, Yi Xu
Depressed patients often complain of sleep disturbance. Routine antidepressive strategies sometimes fail to deal with this intractable issue. Indeed, the supplementation of sleep promoting antidepressants (eg, trazodone, mirtazapine, and agomelatine) is prevalent in clinical practice. However, the combination of different antidepressants may increase the affective lability. Herein, we document a patient with unipolar depression who was compliant with sertraline treatment and who dramatically switched to mania after adding trazodone as a sleeping aid...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875958/5-hydroxytryptamine-changes-under-different-pretreatments-on-rat-models-of-myocardial-infarction-and-or-depression
#8
Mei-Yan Liu, Li-Jun Zhang, Yu-Xin Zhou, Wan-Lin Wei
Background: Psychocardiological researches have suggested a central role of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) on psychocardiological mechanism. This study aimed to further explore the central role of 5-HT and pretreatment effects of XinLingWan on rats with myocardial infarction (MI) and/or depression. Methods: Ninety Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: MI group, depression group, and MI + depression group (n = 30 in each group). Each group was then divided into three subgroups (n = 10 in each subgroup): a negative control subgroup (NCS), a Western medicine subgroup (WMS), and a traditional Chinese medicine subgroup (TCMS), which were received pretreatment once a day for 4 weeks by saline, 20 mg/kg sertraline mixed with 2 ml saline, and 40 mg/kg XingLingWan mixed with 2 ml saline, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859218/incidence-of-early-anxiety-aggravation-in-trials-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-in-depression
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J Näslund, F Hieronymus, J F Emilsson, A Lisinski, S Nilsson, E Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may aggravate anxiety and agitation during the first days of treatment but the frequency of such reactions remains unknown. METHOD: We analysed patient-level data from placebo-controlled trials of sertraline, paroxetine or citalopram in depressed adults. Somatic anxiety, psychic anxiety and psychomotor agitation as assessed using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) were analysed in all trials (n = 8262); anxiety-related adverse events were analysed in trials investigating paroxetine and citalopram (n = 5712)...
August 31, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859190/comparative-effectiveness-and-safety-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-pharmacotherapy-for-childhood-anxiety-disorders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhen Wang, Stephen P H Whiteside, Leslie Sim, Wigdan Farah, Allison S Morrow, Mouaz Alsawas, Patricia Barrionuevo, Mouaffaa Tello, Noor Asi, Bradley Beuschel, Lubna Daraz, Jehad Almasri, Feras Zaiem, Laura Larrea-Mantilla, Oscar J Ponce, Annie LeBlanc, Larry J Prokop, Mohammad Hassan Murad
Importance: Childhood anxiety is common. Multiple treatment options are available, but existing guidelines provide inconsistent advice on which treatment to use. Objectives: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness and adverse events of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy for childhood anxiety disorders. Data Sources: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and SciVerse Scopus from database inception through February 1, 2017...
August 31, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854392/transport-of-pharmaceuticals-and-their-metabolites-between-water-and-sediments-as-a-further-potential-exposure-for-aquatic-organisms
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Olga Koba, Katerina Grabicova, Daniel Cerveny, Jan Turek, Jitka Kolarova, Tomas Randak, Vladimir Zlabek, Roman Grabic
Although pharmaceuticals are frequently studied contaminants, their fate in the environment is still not completely clear. During a one year study, a complex approach including water, sediment and fish sampling was used to describe the behaviour of pharmaceuticals and their metabolites (PTMs) in the environment. Eighteen pharmaceuticals and seven of their metabolites were determined in a pond used for the tertiary treatment of wastewater effluent. A liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was applied to determine the PTMs concentrations in all matrices...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853873/bioaccumulation-behavior-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio-influence-of-physical-chemical-properties-and-biotransformation
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Fangfang Chen, Zhiyuan Gong, Barry C Kelly
The factors influencing bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in aquatic organisms are not well understood. The present study involved a comprehensive laboratory investigation to assess the bioaccumulation behavior of several PPCPs in adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). The studied PPCPs included several ionogenic organic compounds (IOCs) such as weak acids and weak bases. Experiments involved two exposure groups (high and low) and a control group, with a 6 day aqueous exposure, followed by a 7 day depuration phase under flow-through conditions...
September 11, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853392/pilot-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-sertraline-versus-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-anxiety-symptoms-in-people-with-generalised-anxiety-disorder-who-have-failed-to-respond-to-low-intensity-psychological-treatments
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Marta Buszewicz, John Cape, Marc Serfaty, Roz Shafran, Thomas Kabir, Peter Tyrer, Caroline S Clarke, Irwin Nazareth
BACKGROUND: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is common, causing unpleasant symptoms and impaired functioning. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have established good evidence for low-intensity psychological interventions, but a significant number of patients will not respond and require more intensive step 3 interventions, recommended as either high-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or a pharmacological treatment such as sertraline. However, there are no head-to-head comparisons evaluating which is more clinically effective and cost-effective, and current guidelines suggest that treatment choice at step 3 is based mainly on patient preference...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846114/identification-of-translationally-controlled-tumor-protein-in-promotion-of-dna-homologous-recombination-repair-in-cancer-cells-by-affinity-proteomics
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Y Li, H Sun, C Zhang, J Liu, H Zhang, F Fan, R A Everley, X Ning, Y Sun, J Hu, J Liu, J Zhang, W Ye, X Qiu, S Dai, B Liu, H Xu, S Fu, S P Gygi, C Zhou
Translationally controlled tumor protein(TCTP) has been implicated in the regulation of apoptosis, DNA repair and drug resistance. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly defined. To better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying TCTP involved in cellular processes, we performed an affinity purification-based proteomic profiling to identify proteins interacting with TCTP in human cervical cancer HeLa cells. We found that a group of proteins involved in DNA repair are enriched in the potential TCTP interactome...
August 28, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844482/impact-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-neural-crest-stem-cell-formation
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Cecilia Vichier-Guerre, Margaret Parker, Yael Pomerantz, Richard H Finnell, Robert M Cabrera
The use of antidepressants in pregnant women is rising, with rates up to 7.5% in the United States. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are currently the most common antidepressant prescribed to pregnant women. The teratogenic effects of SSRI exposure are debated because of discrepancies in epidemiological studies. As an alternative to epidemiological and animal studies, human embryonic stem cell research (hESC) provides a human-based experimental model to examine the risks of prenatal SSRI exposure...
August 24, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841746/-the-power-plants-of-the-cell-treatment-of-psychiatric-symptoms-in-patients-with-mitochondriopathy
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Sabrina Mörkl, Adelina Tmava, Claudia Blesl, Franziska Schmiedhofer, Walter E Wurm, Anna Holl, Annamaria Painold
Introduction Mitochondriopathies are pathologies of cell organelles, which are essential for the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is responsible for cellular energy stock. When mitochondrial mutations occur, symptoms arise frequently in those organs that rely on a continuous energy supply, such as the nervous system. Although psychiatric illness is increasingly prevalent in patients with mitochondrial disease, less attention has been paid to its psychiatric presentations. Case Report We describe a case of a 21-year-old woman who presented in our outpatient department with panic attacks and depression...
August 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839121/dietary-supplement-drug-interaction-induced-serotonin-syndrome-progressing-to-acute-compartment-syndrome
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Yesha A Patel, Nino Marzella
BACKGROUND Dietary supplements have been associated with an increase in emergency intervention as a result of unexpected adverse events. Limited resources and information on significant drug-drug interactions with dietary supplements and prescription medications have contributed to associated complications and unexpected events. We present the case of a patient who consumed multiple prescription medications and dietary supplements which resulted in significant complications. CASE REPORT A 28-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department complaining of severe calf pain after exercising...
August 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831260/an-observational-study-of-duloxetine-versus-ssri-monotherapy-in-japanese-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-subgroup-analyses-of-treatment-effectiveness-for-pain-depressive-symptoms-and-quality-of-life
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Atsushi Kuga, Toshinaga Tsuji, Shinji Hayashi, Shinji Fujikoshi, Hirofumi Tokuoka, Aki Yoshikawa, Rodrigo Escobar, Kazuhide Tanaka, Takaharu Azekawa
OBJECTIVE: To examine how clinical and demographic patient baseline characteristics influence effectiveness of duloxetine versus selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment, in real-world Japanese clinical settings of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and associated painful physical symptoms (PPS). METHODS: This was a multicenter, 12-week, prospective, observational study in patients with MDD (Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology ≥16) and at least moderate PPS (Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form [BPI-SF] average pain ≥3)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831259/an-observational-study-of-duloxetine-versus-ssri-monotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-painful-physical-symptoms-in-japanese-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-primary-analysis
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Atsushi Kuga, Toshinaga Tsuji, Shinji Hayashi, Mako Matsubara, Shinji Fujikoshi, Hirofumi Tokuoka, Aki Yoshikawa, Rodrigo Escobar, Kazuhide Tanaka, Takaharu Azekawa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of duloxetine monotherapy, in comparison with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) monotherapy, in the treatment of painful physical symptoms (PPS) in Japanese patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in real-world clinical settings. METHODS: This was a multicenter, 12-week prospective, observational study. This study enrolled MDD patients with at least moderate PPS, defined as a Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF) average pain score (item 5) ≥3...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827861/the-prospective-24-week-assessment-of-cost-efficacy-of-and-compliance-to-antidepressant-medications-in-a-rural-setting-pacecar-study
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T S Sathyanarayana Rao, J Shivanand Manohar, Rajesh Raman, M S Darshan, Abhinav Tandon, K N Karthik, N Saraswathi, Keya Das, G T Harsha, Swetha Patil Kunkeri, Chittaranjan Andrade
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that are responsible for considerable societal burden. There are no data on cost-efficacy and medication compliance related to the treatment of these disorders in rural India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consenting adults (n = 455) diagnosed with generalized anxiety or (unipolar) depressive disorders in Suttur village, Karnataka, were treated with open-label fluoxetine (20-60 mg/day), sertraline (50-150 mg/day), escitalopram (10-20 mg/day), desvenlafaxine (50-150 mg/day), duloxetine (30-90 mg/day), amitriptyline (75-150 mg/day), or clomipramine (75-150 mg/day) in a structured, monotherapy dosing plan...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
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