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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331860/quetiapine-misuse-and-abuse-is-it-an-atypical-paradigm-of-drug-seeking-behavior
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Sean Kim, Gayoung Lee, Eric Kim, Hyejin Jung, Jongwha Chang
Recent case reports in medical literatures suggest that more and more second-generation atypical antipsychotics (AAs) have been prescribed for off-label use; quetiapine (Brand name: Seroquel(®)) showed increase in its trend for off-label use. Little is known about the reasons behind this trend, although historical sedative and hypnotic prescription patterns suggest that despite relatively superior safety profiles of quetiapine (especially for movement disorders), it may be used for treating substance abuse disorder...
January 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330081/emerging-cam-ziziphus-nummularia-with-in-vivo-sedative-hypnotic-antipyretic-and-analgesic-attributes
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Abdur Rauf, Jawad Ali, Haroon Khan, Mohammad S Mubarak, Seema Patel
Ziziphus nummularia from Rhamnaceae family is traditionally used for sedative-hypnotic, antipyretic and analgesic purposes; however, scientific validations are lacking. This in vivo study was undertaken to verify the above ameliorative properties of Z. nummularia root methanolic extract. Various fractions of the extract were assayed on Balb/c mice by open field, Brewer's yeast-induced hyperthermia and acetic acid-induced writhing experiments. The significance of the outcomes was analyzed with statistical tests...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318068/helicid-alleviates-pain-and-sleep-disturbances-in-a-neuropathic-pain-like-model-in-mice
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Meng-Qi Zhang, Tian-Xiao Wang, Rui Li, Zhi-Li Huang, Wu-Jian Han, Xiao-Chang Dai, Yi-Qun Wang
Natural helicid (4-formylphenyl-O-β-d-allopyranoside), a main active constituent from seeds of the Chinese herb Helicia nilagirica, has been reported to exert a sedative, analgesic and hypnotic effect, and is used clinically to treat neurasthenic syndrome, vascular headaches and trigeminal neuralgia. In the current study, mechanical allodynia tests, electroencephalograms, electromyogram recordings and c-Fos expression in neuropathic pain-like model mice of partial sciatic nerve ligation were used to investigate the effect of helicid on neuropathic pain and co-morbid insomnia...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300519/on-suggestibility-and-placebo-a-follow-up-study
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Michael Lifshitz, Eli O Sheiner, Jay A Olson, Rémi Thériault, Amir Raz
Identifying what makes some people respond well to placebos remains a major challenge. Here, we attempt to replicate an earlier study in which we found a relationship between hypnotic suggestibility and subjective ratings of relaxation following the ingestion of a placebo sedative (Sheiner, Lifshitz, & Raz, 2016). To assess the reliability of this effect, we tested 34 participants using a similar design. Participants ingested a placebo capsule in one of two conditions: (1) relaxation, wherein we described the capsule as a herbal sedative, or (2) control, wherein we described the capsule as inert...
April 2017: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300462/an-update-on-the-advancements-in-the-treatment-of-agitation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Anton P Porsteinsson, Inga M Antonsdottir
Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) are associated with significant negative outcomes for patients and their caregivers. Agitation, one of the most distressing NPS, lacks well-established long term interventions that are both effective and safe. While nonpharmacological interventions are suggested as first-line treatment, they aren't effective in managing symptoms for every patient, resulting in pharmacological interventions for some patients. Traditionally these interventions consist of off-label use of antipsychotics, sedative/hypnotics, anxiolytics, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, and antidepressants; where the efficacy doesn't necessarily outweigh the associated risks...
March 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281386/effects-of-depression-and-melatonergic-antidepressant-treatment-alone-and-in-combination-with-sedative-hypnotics-on-heart-rate-variability-implications-for-cardiovascular-risk
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Chuan-Chia Chang, Nian-Sheng Tzeng, Chin-Bin Yeh, Terry B J Kuo, San-Yuan Huang, Hsin-An Chang
OBJECTIVES: To examine heart rate variability (HRV) in unmedicated patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and its changes after treatment with agomelatine alone and in combination with sedative-hypnotics. METHODS: We recruited 152 physically healthy, unmedicated patients with MDD and 472 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers. Frequency-domain measures of HRV were obtained during enrolment for all participants and again for MDD patients after 6 weeks of treatment with agomelatine alone and combining sedative-hypnotics...
March 10, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272097/electroconvulsive-therapy-at-a-veterans-health-administration-medical-center
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Samuel T Wilkinson, Robert A Rosenheck
OBJECTIVES: Little epidemiologic research has examined the practice of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). We investigated sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, service use, and psychotropic medication prescription patterns associated with ECT use at a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center. METHODS: Among veterans receiving specialty mental health services, we compared those who received ECT with those who did not using bivariate χ and t tests and multivariate logistic regression...
March 8, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257153/assessment-of-continuous-pain-in-newborns-admitted-to-nicus-in-18-european-countries
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Kanwaljeet J S Anand, Mats Eriksson, Elaine M Boyle, Alejandro Avila-Alvarez, Randi Dovland Andersen, Kosmas Sarafidis, Tarja Polkki, Cristina Matos, Paola Lago, Thalia Papadouri, Simon Attard-Montalto, Mari-Liis Ilmoja, Sinno Simons, Rasa Tameliene, Bart van Overmeire, Angelika Berger, Anna Dobrzanska, Michael Schroth, Lena Bergqvist, Emilie Courtois, Jessica Rousseau, Ricardo Carbajal
AIM: Continuous pain occurs routinely, even after invasive procedures, or inflammation and surgery, but clinical practices associated with assessments of continuous pain remain unknown. METHODS: A prospective cohort study in 243 Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) from 18 European countries recorded frequency of pain assessments, use of mechanical ventilation, sedation, analgesia, or neuromuscular blockade for each neonate upto 28 days after NICU admission. RESULTS: Only 2113/6648 (31·8%) of neonates received assessments of continuous pain, occurring variably among tracheal ventilation (TrV, 46·0%), noninvasive ventilation (NiV, 35·0%), and no ventilation (NoV, 20·1%) groups (p<0·001)...
March 3, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246889/an-evaluation-of-the-prevalence-of-potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-older-people-with-cognitive-impairment-living-in-northern-sweden-using-the-eu-7-pim-list
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Eva Sönnerstam, Maria Sjölander, Maria Gustafsson
PURPOSE: As people get older, their sensitivity to drugs and adverse drug reactions can increase due to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes. Older people with dementia are a particularly vulnerable group of people. They are at an increased risk of being prescribed potentially inappropriate medications, which may lead to harmful consequences. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications among older patients with cognitive impairment...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217096/gymnadenia-conopsea-l-r-br-a-systemic-review-of-the-ethnobotany-phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-an-important-asian-folk-medicine
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REVIEW
Xiaofei Shang, Xiao Guo, Yu Liu, Hu Pan, Xiaolou Miao, Jiyu Zhang
Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R. Br. (Orchidaceae) is a perennial herbaceous orchid plant that grows widely throughout Europe and in temperate and subtropical zones of Asia. In China, its tuber has been used in traditional Chinese medicines, Tibetan medicines, Mongolian medicines and other ethnic medicines, and taken to treat numerous health conditions. The present paper provides a review of the traditional uses, phytochemistry, biological activities, and toxicology to highlight the future prospects of the plant...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207998/benzodiazepine-and-z-drug-dependence-data-from-a-tertiary-care-center
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Lekhansh Shukla, Spandana Bokka, Tulika Shukla, Arun Kandasamy, Prabhat Chand, Vivek Benegal, Pratima Murthy
Objective: To examine the clinical characteristics and course of benzodiazepine and �Z-drug� dependence in patients presenting to a tertiary deaddiction center in southern India. Methods: Case files of 950 inpatients admitted between January 2007 and January 2014 who reported benzodiazepine or Z-drug use were reviewed. Patients (n = 170) with an ICD-10 diagnosis of mental and behavioral disorders due to the use of sedatives or hypnotics-dependence syndrome currently using substance (F13...
February 16, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193274/evaluation-of-medicines-dispensing-pattern-of-private-pharmacies-in-rajshahi-bangladesh
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Shuvashis Saha, Md Tawhid Hossain
BACKGROUND: In developing country like BANGLADESH, people depend more on pharmacies due to expediency, shorter waiting time, cost reduction, availability of credit and flexible opening hours. The aim of this study was to investigate medicines dispensing patterns of the pharmacies in RAJSHAHI, BANGLADESH and to identify and analyze contribution of drugsellers and quacks in irrational drug use. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted during January 2016 - April, 2016 in 75 randomly selected private pharmacies including both licensed and unlicensed pharmacies of covering LAKSHMIPUR area...
February 13, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190432/acute-neurotoxicology-of-drugs-of-abuse
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S J Traub, M D Levine
Many substances can affect the central nervous system, and may cause patients to become critically ill. Acute central neurotoxicologic syndromes associated with drugs of abuse are usually caused by an overdose of sedative-hypnotic agents (including alcohol) or opioids, withdrawal from sedative-hypnotic agents, or an overdose of anticholinergic or sympathomimetic agents. Clinical findings are often syndromic, making physical examination the most important diagnostic tool in the approach to the patient with an unknown ingestion...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186869/sedative-hypnotic-drug-withdrawal-syndrome-recognition-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Cynthia Santos, Ruben E Olmedo
Sedative-hypnotic drugs include gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic agents such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid [GHB], gamma-Butyrolactone [GBL], baclofen, and ethanol. Chronic use of these substances can cause tolerance, and abrupt cessation or a reduction in the quantity of the drug can precipitate a life-threatening withdrawal syndrome. Benzodiazepines, phenobarbital, propofol, and other GABA agonists or analogues can effectively control symptoms of withdrawal from GABAergic agents...
March 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159096/the-cost-of-insomnia-and-the-benefit-of-increased-access-to-evidence-based-treatment-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia
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REVIEW
Sarah A Reynolds, Matthew R Ebben
Insomnia is a highly prevalent, often chronic condition, which is left untreated or not treated according to recommended guidelines in most cases. This results in high health and financial burdens to society. The cost of untreated insomnia and the prevailing reliance on sedative-hypnotic use as a first-line treatment are evaluated in this article. The cost-benefit potential of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is also assessed.
March 2017: Sleep Medicine Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143413/use-of-the-empower-brochure-to-deprescribe-sedative-hypnotic-drugs-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Philippe Martin, Cara Tannenbaum
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based mailed educational brochures about the harms of sedative-hypnotic use lead to discontinuation of chronic benzodiazepine use in older adults. It remains unknown whether patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are able to understand the information in the EMPOWER brochures, and whether they achieve similar rates of benzodiazepine discontinuation. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of the EMPOWER randomized, double-blind, wait-list controlled trial that assessed the effect of a direct-to-consumer educational intervention on benzodiazepine discontinuation...
January 31, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129552/the-pharmacokinetics-and-tissue-distribution-of-coumaroylspinosin-in-rat-a-novel-flavone-c-glycoside-derived-from-zizyphi-spinosi-semen
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Xiaotong Zhao, Junjun Liu, Zhiyou Wen, Yanqing Zhang, Mingxin Yu, Bingcheng Pan, Jun Zeng, Junbo Xie
Zizyphi Spinosi Semen (ZSS) has a long history of sedative-hypnotic use in China. As a novel flavone C-glycoside, coumaroylspinosin is a main flavonoid only found in ZSS. Up to now, its pharmacokinetic information and tissue distribution in vivo are not available yet. With a simple, rapid and sensitive HPLC-MS/MS method, the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of coumaroylspinosin were investigated in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats after its intravenous administration. Puerarin was used as the internal standard (IS)...
January 22, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118967/pharmacists-perceptions-and-communication-of-risk-for-alertness-impairing-medications
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Ibrahim Jomaa, Mariam Odisho, Janet M Y Cheung, Keith Wong, Jason G Ellis, Tanya Smyth, Bandana Saini
BACKGROUND: A core role of the pharmacist is to ensure safe and effective medication use. Therapeutic classes that impair alertness (e.g. sedatives or hypnotics) can pose safety concerns for the consumer when undertaking activities requiring psychomotor vigilance (e.g. driving). OBJECTIVE: To explore pharmacists' perceptions and communication strategy of the risks related to alertness impairing medications in clinical practice. METHODS: In-depth semi-structured interviews explored community pharmacists' perceptions of medication-related risks, current medication provision and the feasibility of new practice tools...
January 10, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107122/evaluating-the-impact-of-pharmacists-on-reducing-use-of-sedative-hypnotics-for-treatment-of-insomnia-in-long-term-care-facility-residents
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Maria Grazia Gemelli, Katherine Yockel, Kenneth C Hohmeier
OBJECTIVE: To determine if pharmacist intervention can decrease the use of inappropriate sedative/hypnotics in the elderly population in the long-term care facility setting. DESIGN: A multicenter, prospective chart review of sedative/hypnotic use for insomnia among long-term care facility residents. SETTING: Eleven regional long-term care facilities in Northeastern Tennessee. PARTICIPANTS: Long-term care facility residents older than 65 years of age, with confirmed insomnia diagnoses and no history of seizure or recent psychotropic gradual-dose reduction attempts...
November 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105598/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dexmedetomidine
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REVIEW
Maud A S Weerink, Michel M R F Struys, Laura N Hannivoort, Clemens R M Barends, Anthony R Absalom, Pieter Colin
Dexmedetomidine is an α2-adrenoceptor agonist with sedative, anxiolytic, sympatholytic, and analgesic-sparing effects, and minimal depression of respiratory function. It is potent and highly selective for α2-receptors with an α2:α1 ratio of 1620:1. Hemodynamic effects, which include transient hypertension, bradycardia, and hypotension, result from the drug's peripheral vasoconstrictive and sympatholytic properties. Dexmedetomidine exerts its hypnotic action through activation of central pre- and postsynaptic α2-receptors in the locus coeruleus, thereby inducting a state of unconsciousness similar to natural sleep, with the unique aspect that patients remain easily rousable and cooperative...
January 19, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
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