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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453188/web-based-alcohol-smoking-and-substance-involvement-screening-test-results-for-the-general-spanish-population-cross-sectional-study
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Juan A Lopez-Rodriguez, Gabriel Rubio Valladolid
BACKGROUND: Information technology in health sciences could be a screening tool of great potential and has been shown to be effective in identifying single-drug users at risk. Although there are many published tests for single-drug screening, there is a gap for concomitant drug use screening in general population. The ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test) website was launched on February 2015 in Madrid, Spain, as a tool to identify those at risk. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of a tool and to analyze profiles of drug users, their consumption patterns, and associated factors...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442341/the-influence-of-hospitalisation-on-the-initiation-continuation-and-discontinuation-of-benzodiazepines-and-z-drugs-an-observational-study
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Thomas Grimmsmann, Markus Harden, Thomas Fiß, Wolfgang Himmel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hospitalisation influences drug therapy in ambulatory care and this influence is generally negatively perceived. The few studies that have explored changes in benzodiazepine or sleep medication use as a function of hospitalisation failed to precisely determine the hospital's role in initiating, continuing and discontinuing these drugs on a valid basis. The aim of the study was to ascertain the overall influence of hospitalisation on the prescription of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs in outpatient care with a special focus on the role of different hospital departments and drug classes...
February 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425063/psychotropic-medication-patterns-for-american-indian-children-in-foster-care
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David Glesener, Gwendolyn Anderson, Xuan Li, Jacob Brown, James Amell, Ronald Regal, Donald Ferguson
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the effects of race, age, sex, and time spent in foster care on rates of psychotropic medication use for children in foster care in 2012. METHODS: Using existing electronic records through county Social Service and Minnesota Medical Assistance databases, 626 children were identified using the inclusion criteria of having been in foster care for at least 30 days during 2012 in St. Louis County, Minnesota. All prescriptions for dispensed psychotropic medications were identified into the following classes: antidepressants, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications, antipsychotics, alpha-agonists, and other (including anticonvulsants/mood stabilizers, lithium, benzodiazepines, and sedative hypnotics)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416248/a-prospective-randomized-study-comparing-recovery-following-anesthesia-with-a-combination-of-intravenous-dexmedetomidine-and-desflurane-or-sevoflurane-in-spinal-surgeries
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Yogita Patil, Suyog Bagade, Nilesh Patil, Nalini Jadhav
Background and Aims: Desflurane and sevoflurane are inhalational anesthetics which provide stable intraoperative hemodynamics and rapid emergence from anesthesia. Dexmedetomidine is an α2-agonist with sedative and hypnotic effects. We compared recovery following anesthesia with a combination of a continuous intravenous infusion of dexmedetomidine and desflurane or sevoflurane in cases of spine surgeries because no such data are available from India. Material and Methods: It was a single-blind, prospective, randomized study...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402860/effect-of-sedative-hypnotic-medicines-on-mortality-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-with-sleep-disorders-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ying Zhou, Peiran Yin, Bin Li, Jianying Li, Naya Huang, Haishan Wu, Habib Ullah, Xiao Yang, Xueqing Yu
BACKGROUND: Sedative-hypnotic medication is widely used among continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients with sleep disorders; however, its effect on mortality has rarely been investigated. METHODS: Logistic regression was employed to identify factors associated with sedative-hypnotic medication, whose effect on mortality was evaluated by Cox proportional hazards models. RESULTS: A total of 146 CAPD patients with sleep disorders were recruited, of which 46 patients (31...
December 12, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402652/fall-risk-increasing-drugs-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-ii-psychotropics
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Lotta J Seppala, Anne M A T Wermelink, Max de Vries, Kimberley J Ploegmakers, Esther M M van de Glind, Joost G Daams, Nathalie van der Velde
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Falls are a major public health problem in older adults. Earlier studies showed that psychotropic medication use increases the risk of falls. The aim of this study is to update the current knowledge by providing a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis on psychotropic medication use and falls in older adults. METHODS AND DESIGN: This study is a systematic review and meta-analysis. A search was conducted in Medline, PsycINFO, and Embase...
February 2, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397129/dexmedetomidine-promotes-metastasis-in-rodent-models-of-breast-lung-and-colon-cancers
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H Lavon, P Matzner, A Benbenishty, L Sorski, E Rossene, R Haldar, E Elbaz, J P Cata, V Gottumukkala, S Ben-Eliyahu
BACKGROUND: Perioperative strategies can significantly influence long-term cancer outcomes. Dexmedetomidine, an α 2 -adrenoceptor agonist, is increasingly used perioperatively for its sedative, analgesic, anxiolytic, and sympatholytic effects. Such actions might attenuate the perioperative promotion of metastases, but other findings suggest opposite effects on primary tumour progression. We tested the effects of dexmedetomidine in clinically relevant models of dexmedetomidine use on cancer metastatic progression...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385731/benzodiazepines-i-upping-the-care-on-downers-the-evidence-of-risks-benefits-and-alternatives
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Jeffrey Guina, Brian Merrill
Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. These sedative-hypnotics can provide rapid relief for symptoms like anxiety and insomnia, but are also linked to a variety of adverse effects (whether used long-term, short-term, or as needed). Many patients take benzodiazepines long-term without ever receiving evidence-based first-line treatments (e.g., psychotherapy, relaxation techniques, sleep hygiene education, serotonergic agents). This review discusses the risks and benefits of, and alternatives to benzodiazepines...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371140/the-relationship-between-shift-work-and-men-s-health
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REVIEW
Nanfu Deng, Taylor P Kohn, Larry I Lipshultz, Alexander W Pastuszak
BACKGROUND: More than 21 million Americans and nearly 20% of the U.S. workforce are shift workers. Non-standard shift work, defined as work that falls outside of 6 am-6 pm, can lead to poor diet, exercise, and sleep habits that lead to decreased productivity, increased workplace accidents, and a variety of negative health outcomes. AIM: To investigate the associations between shift work exposure and chronic medical conditions such as metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disturbances, and depression as well as urologic complications including hypogonadism, male infertility, lower urinary tract symptoms, and prostate cancer with a focus on the effects of shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) on the severity of these negative health outcomes...
January 19, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370545/a-study-of-the-use-of-psychopharmacologic-agents-by-acutely-medically-ill-older-adults
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Steven L Baumann, William Jacobowitz, Donna Tanzi, Tricia A Lewis, Margaret J Krepp, Eileen Levy
This retrospective study sought to investigate issues related to the safety of psychopharmacological agents used by acutely medically ill hospitalized older adults. It explored if there were any associations between commonly prescribed psychiatric medications that medically ill hospitalized older adults received and adverse events. It also sought to compare the safety of antidepressants, sedative/hypnotics, and antipsychotics, when used as a standing (on a preset schedule) and as needed pro re nata (PRN) basis...
January 25, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357777/outcomes-and-costs-of-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-due-to-accidental-or-intentional-poisoning
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Shannon M Fernando, Peter M Reardon, Ian M Ball, Sasha van Katwyk, Kednapa Thavorn, Peter Tanuseputro, Erin Rosenberg, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng
INTRODUCTION: Acute poisoning represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and many of these patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). However, little is known regarding ICU costs of acute poisoning. METHODS: This was a retrospective matched database analysis of patients admitted to the ICU with acute poisoning from 2011 to 2014. It was performed in 2 ICUs within a single tertiary care hospital system. All patient information, outcomes, and costs were stored in the hospital data warehouse...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357377/a-systematic-review-of-regulatory-and-educational-interventions-to-reduce-the-burden-associated-with-the-prescriptions-of-sedative-hypnotics-in-adults-treated-for-sleep-disorders
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Elsa Bourcier, Virginie Korb-Savoldelli, Gilles Hejblum, Christine Fernandez, Patrick Hindlet
BACKGROUND: The burden of Sedative-Hypnotics (SHs) has been known since the 1980s. Yet, their consumption remains high. A systematic review of the literature should help to assess efficient interventions to improve the appropriate use of SHs in sleep disorders. OBJECTIVES: To identify and assess regulatory and educational interventions designed to improve the appropriate use of SHs for insomnia treatment. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature according to PRISMA guidelines...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356344/fabrication-of-magnetic-zinc-adeninate-metal-organic-frameworks-for-the-extraction-of-benzodiazepines-from-urine-and-wastewater
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Suling Zhang, Weixuan Yao, Defeng Fu, Chunxiao Zhang, Hongting Zhao
In this study, an alternative method for synthesizing magnetic cobalt adeninate metal-organic frameworks was developed, and the synthesized materials were examined for their potential application for separating and enriching benzodiazepines from complex samples. Benzodiazepines, widely used as hypnotics, muscle relaxants, sedatives, and anxiolytics, are a class of drugs that require being accurately detected and monitored. Results showed that Fe3 O4 nanoparticles could be well anchored onto the external surface of cobalt adeninate metal-organic frameworks by using amino-silane as a linkage...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349346/characteristics-of-electroencephalogram-signatures-in-sedated-patients-induced-by-various-anesthetic-agents
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REVIEW
Byung-Moon Choi
Devices that monitor the depth of hypnosis based on the electroencephalogram (EEG) have long been commercialized, and clinicians use these to titrate the dosage of hypnotic agents. However, these have not yet been accepted as standard monitoring devices for anesthesiology. The primary reason is that the use of these monitoring devices does not completely prevent awareness during surgery, and the development of these devices has not taken into account the neurophysiological mechanisms of hypnotic agents, thus making it possible to show different levels of unconsciousness in the same brain status...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335823/-drugs-for-intravenous-induction-of-anesthesia-propofol
#15
D Bolkenius, C Dumps, E Halbeck
In a series of articles dealing with hypnotics for induction of anesthesia, this article describes the development and current value of propofol. Its significance far exceeds that of a pure induction hypnotic (sedation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and on the intensive care unit). Propofol is also used for sedation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and on the intensive care unit. In the field of induction of anesthesia, the alternatives are barely used. Some contraindications are still controversial whereas others are no longer sufficiently anchored in the users' awareness (widespread off-label use)...
February 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318929/the-pharmacogenetics-of-medications-used-in-general-anesthesia
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Shangchen Xie, Wenjuan Ma, Qulian Guo, Jie Liu, Wei Li, Howard L McLeod, Yijing He
General anesthesia is a state of unconsciousness, amnesia, analgesia and akinesia induced by drugs including opioids, hypnotic-sedative agents, muscle relaxants and antiemetics. Clinical and genetic factors are reported to influence the efficacy and side effects of these agents. Based on the evidence, clinical action is needed to improve clinical outcomes. This review summarizes the latest knowledge with regards to the pharmacogenetics of anesthetics and general anesthesia related complications.
January 10, 2018: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303393/high-risk-prescribing-to-medicaid-enrollees-receiving-opioid-analgesics-individual-and-county-level-factors
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Sara E Heins, Mark J Sorbero, Christopher M Jones, Andrew W Dick, Bradley D Stein
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid overdoses have increased dramatically in recent years, with the highest rates among Medicaid enrollees. High-risk prescribing includes practices associated with overdoses and a range of additional opioid-related problems. OBJECTIVES: To identify individual- and county-level factors associated with high-risk prescribing among Medicaid enrollees receiving opioids. METHODS: In a four-states, cross-sectional claims data study, Medicaid enrollees 18-64 years old with a new opioid analgesic treatment episode 2007-2009 were identified...
January 5, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286590/the-association-between-sleep-apnea-and-suicidal-thought-and-behavior-an-analysis-of-national-survey-data
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Todd M Bishop, Lisham Ashrafioun, Wilfred R Pigeon
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbances have been associated with increased risk for suicidal thought and behavior. The literature in regard to sleep and suicide, however, has focused predominantly on generalized sleep disturbance or insomnia. The purpose of the current study is to examine relationships among sleep apnea and suicidal thought and behavior using a nationally representative sample. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 2014 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240853/the-evaluation-of-medical-inpatients-who-are-admitted-on-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain
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Hilary Mosher, Shoshana J Herzig, Itai Danovitch, Christina Boutsicaris, Sameer Hassamal, Karl Wittnebel, Azadeh Dashti, Teryl Nuckols
Individuals who are on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic noncancer pain are frequently admitted to the hospital with acute pain, exacerbations of chronic pain, or comorbidities. Consequently, hospitalists find themselves faced with complex treatment decisions in the context of uncertainty about the effectiveness of LTOT as well as concerns about risks of overdose, opioid use disorders, and adverse events. Our multidisciplinary team sought to synthesize guideline recommendations and primary literature relevant to assessing medical inpatients on LTOT, with the objective of assisting practitioners in balancing effective pain treatment and opioid risk reduction...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239457/opioids-and-immunosupression-in-oncological-postoperative-patients
#20
José Luis Bonilla-García, Manuel Cortiñas-Sáenz, Esperanza Del Pozo-Gavilán
INTRODUCTION: Recent animal studies demonstrated immunosuppressive effects of opioid withdrawal resulting in a higher risk of infection. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of remifentanil discontinuation on Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)-acquired infection after a schedule of sedoanalgesia of at least 6 days. METHOD: All patients over 18 years of age with a unit admission of more than 4 days were consecutively selected. The study population was the one affected by surgical pathology of any origin where sedation was based on any hypnotic and the opioid remifentanil was used as analgesic for at least 96 hours in continuous perfusion...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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