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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898906/application-of-spray-drying-technique-for-flowability-enhancement-of-divalproex-sodium
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Saeed Ghanbarzadeh, Hadi Valizadeh, Shadi Yaqoubi, Arash Asdagh, Hamed Hamishehkar
Background Tablets and capsules are the most accepted and widely used solid dosage forms in the medical therapy. Flow property of the powders is playing a key role in the various pharmaceutical fields especially in the fomulation of tablets and capsules. The high hygroscopic crystalline structure of anhydrous Divalproex sodium (DVX) makes it to be appear as waxy white flakes with almost no powder flowability which cause serious problems during the tabletting and capsule filling procedures. Purpose The main objective of this study was to improve the flowability of DVX powder...
September 12, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816831/school-refusal-successfully-treated-with-divalproex
#2
Lu Ye, Jeongwon Shin, Steven Lippmann
Divalproex was successfully used in a 7-year-old boy suffering from treatment-refractory school refusal complicated with a mood disturbance and anxiety. Divalproex had demonstrated a rapid effect in reducing school anxiety and improving school attendance after multiple failures of other agents. Divalproex may be an effective agent for treating school refusal in children with emotional and/or behavior disturbances.
September 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700759/elevated-levels-of-ast-alt-and-cpk-%C3%A2-no-family-history-of-liver-disease-%C3%A2-dx
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Mitesh B Patel, Haripriya Maddur
A 26-year-old healthy male veteran with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder was referred for a gastroenterology consultation after a routine laboratory evaluation revealed elevated levels of aspartate aminotransferase, 1040 IU/L (normal range, 10-40 IU/L), and alanine aminotransferase, 334 IU/L (normal range, 7-56 IU/L). He had been taking divalproex and ziprasidone for the previous 2 years, during which time liver test results had been normal.
July 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669022/pharmacological-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-with-comorbid-alcohol-use-disorder
#4
Andrew Naglich, Bryon Adinoff, E Sherwood Brown
Bipolar disorder (BD) spectrum and alcohol use disorders (AUDs) commonly occur together. Comorbidity between the two conditions predisposes patients to elevated risks of adverse outcomes, including hospitalization and suicide, compared with either condition alone. Despite the consistent relationship observed between BD and AUD, the underlying cause remains incompletely characterized. Few trials conducted have been able to identify promising interventions for patients with these disease states. The antipsychotic quetiapine has been evaluated most commonly as a therapeutic agent for patients with BD and AUD followed by naltrexone and acamprosate...
August 2017: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641169/association-between-switching-antiepileptic-drug-products-and-healthcare-utilization-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Patrick Kwan, André Palmini
AIMS: There is ongoing concern whether switching between different antiepileptic drug (AED) products may compromise patient care. We systematically reviewed changes in healthcare utilization following AED switch. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (1980-October 2016) for studies that assessed the effect of AED switching in patients with epilepsy on outpatient visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization and hospital stay duration. RESULTS: A total of 14 articles met the inclusion criteria...
June 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571548/intermittent-transient-motor-aphasia-in-acute-lithium-toxicity-a-case-report-and-brief-review
#6
S Madhusoodanan, Varudhini Reddy, Sonya Mohan
INTRODUCTION: Lithium is known to cause certain neurological deficits. However, reports of aphasia secondary to lithium toxicity are scant. We report the case of a 70 year old African American woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder and mild dementia who developed transient intermittent aphasia secondary to lithium toxicity. METHODS: Patient was admitted because of agitation, delusional behavior, and loud and pressured speech. Her previous medications included divalproex sodium 500mg po bid, valproic acid 250mg po qd, risperidone 3...
May 31, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490916/the-cannabis-withdrawal-syndrome-current-insights
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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/28411969/valproate-induced-hyperammonemic-encephalopathy-in-general-hospital-patients-with-one-or-more-psychiatric-disorders
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Chandani Lewis, George E Tesar, Roman Dale
BACKGROUND: Divalproex sodium/valproic acid (VPA) is an antiepileptic drug approved for use in epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Valproate-induced hyperammonemia occurs in up to 50% of VPA-treated patients, some of whom may become encephalopathic. Valproate-induced hyperammonemic encephalopathy (VHE) is thought to be rare, and for a variety of reasons, the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. OBJECTIVE: The study's goals are to determine how common VHE is, and the quality of treatment provided when diagnosed...
February 24, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277442/divergence-palsy-due-to-divalproex-and-oxcarbazepine
#9
Marc Albert Bouffard, Louis R Caplan, Nurhan Torun
OBJECTIVE: This case series is the first to describe divergence palsy as an adverse effect of antiepileptic drug use. Diplopia is a common adverse effect of antiepileptic drugs, but no explanatory motility deficit has ever been reported. METHODS: We present 2 patients, 1 on oxcarbazepine and 1 on divalproex, each with a normal examination result between spells and divergency palsy when symptomatic. RESULTS: Discontinuation of the antiepileptic medication led to resolution of the episodes in both cases...
May 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220376/unveiling-the-relative-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-prophylactic-medications-for-migraine-pairwise-and-network-meta-analysis
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Aijie He, Dehua Song, Lei Zhang, Chen Li
BACKGROUND: A large number patients struggle with migraine which is classified as a chronic disorder. The relative efficacy, safety and tolerability of prophylactic medications for migraine play a key role in managing this disease. METHODS: We conducted an extensive literature search for popular prophylactic medications that are used for migraine patients. Pairwise meta-analysis and network meta-analysis (NMA) were carried out sequentially for determining the relative efficacy, safety and tolerability of prophylactic medications...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004626/treating-mixed-mania-hypomania-a-review-and-synthesis-of-the-evidence
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Minoru Takeshima
The DSM-5 incorporates a broad concept of mixed states and captured ≥3 nonoverlapping symptoms of the opposite polarity using a "with mixed features" specifier to be applied to manic/hypomanic and major depressive episodes. Pharmacotherapy of mixed states is challenging because of the necessity to treat both manic/hypomanic and depressive symptoms concurrently. High-potency antipsychotics used to treat manic symptoms and antidepressants can potentially deteriorate symptoms of the opposite polarity. This review aimed to provide a synthesis of the current evidence for pharmacotherapy of mixed states with an emphasis on mixed mania/hypomania...
April 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820159/using-a-graphical-risk-tool-to-examine-willingness-to-take-migraine-prophylactic-medications
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Dana P Turner, Adrienne N Golding, Timothy T Houle
Many migraine sufferers use daily prophylactic therapy to reduce the frequency of their headache attacks. The Food and Drug Administration has approved several different medications for migraine prophylaxis, but it is not clear whether sufferers perceive these treatments to provide clinically significant benefits given their side effect profiles. Three hundred headache sufferers were recruited from the community and local headache clinics using print and television advertising. Participants reported experiencing problematic headache attacks with a median (IQR) frequency of 7...
October 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779427/cognitive-and-behavioral-outcomes-among-seizure-controlled-children-with-partial-epilepsy-on-antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy
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Thomas G Burns, Natasha N Ludwig, Tiffany N Tajiri, Nick DeFilippis
The objective of this study was to assess cognitive performance and behavioral symptoms in a sample of children diagnosed with partial epilepsy who were seizure controlled on AED monotherapy for one year. Ninety-eight seizure-controlled children on AED monotherapy were included in this study. Specific AEDs examined included topiramate, divalproex sodium, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, and oxcarbazepine. Groups did not differ on age, region of focal epilepsy, or Full-Scale IQ. Direct measures included the WISC-IV and selected tests from the DKEFS (Verbal Fluency and Trail Making Test)...
October 25, 2016: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711942/reversible-valproic-acid-induced-parkinsonism-and-cognitive-impairment-in-an-elderly-patient-with-bipolar-disorder-i
#14
Sameer Hassamal, Susan Waller, Kimberly Reese, Claudia Testa
Valproic acid (VPA) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder. VPA is also used off-label to treat other conditions in psychiatry such as impulse control disorders, major depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although VPA is mostly well-tolerated, common adverse effects include gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), neurological symptoms (sedation, ataxia, tremor), weight gain, and alopecia...
2016: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658142/blepharospasm-an-uncommon-adverse-effect-caused-by-long-term-administration-of-olanzapine
#15
Tarun Arora, Vikas Maharshi, Harmeet S Rehan, Pravesh Nagar
BACKGROUND: Blepharospasm is one of the components of drug-induced Meige's syndrome which is reported to be caused by typical antipsychotics. Reports of blepharospasm or Meige's syndrome caused by atypical antipsychotics are rare. CASE: A 30-year-old female patient presented to psychiatry out patient department (OPD) with chief complaints of inability to keep her eyes open for long and excessive blinking for 2 months, irritation of eyes, watery discharge from eyes and photophobia for last 1 month...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27656159/cotard-delusion-in-the-context-of-schizophrenia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Nicholas Bott, Corey Keller, Malathy Kuppuswamy, David Spelber, Joshua Zeier
BACKGROUND: The Cotard delusion (CD) is one of a variety of narrowly defined monothematic delusions characterized by nihilistic beliefs about the body's existence or life itself. The presence of CD within the context of schizophrenia is rare (<1%), and remains understudied. CASE: 'Mr. C' is a 58-year-old veteran with a prior diagnosis of schizophrenia, who presented with CD in the context of significant depression, suicidal ideation, violence, and self-harm behavior...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613276/is-treatment-for-bipolar-disorder-more-effective-earlier-in-illness-course-a-comprehensive-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Katie Joyce, Andrew Thompson, Steven Marwaha
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate a key element of the early intervention approach whether treatment at an earlier stage of bipolar disorder is more effective than later in its course. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review using Medline, Embase, Psychinfo, PsycArticle, and Web of Science, as data sources, with a subsequent narrative synthesis. Study quality was assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias method. RESULTS: Our search strategy yielded eight primary papers and two meta-analyses (of psychological therapies and Olanzapine) in total representing 8942 patients...
December 2016: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472529/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-oral-medications-compared-with-placebo-treatment-in-the-management-of-postherpetic-neuralgia
#18
REVIEW
Sabrina Salah, Lesly Thomas, Saravanan Ram, Glenn T Clark, Reyes Enciso
AIMS: To conduct a systematic review to determine the efficacy of oral medications for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS: Three electronic databases were searched: Cochrane Library (up to 7 July 2015), MEDLINE via PubMed (from 1950 to 7 July 2015), and Web of Science (1864 to 7 July 2015). Studies were limited to double-blind, placebo controlled, randomized controlled trials on oral medications used to treat PHN. Risk of bias was independently assessed in duplicate...
December 0: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436231/pharmacotherapy-of-conduct-disorder-challenges-options-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Jessica L Hambly, Sohil Khan, Brett McDermott, William Bor, Alison Haywood
UNLABELLED: There is a critical need for evaluation of the pharmacotherapies used in conduct disorder (CD), due to the high incidence of off-label prescribing. The aim of this review was to identify concerns associated with the safety, efficacy and impact on quality of life (QOL) that pharmacotherapy has in children and adolescents with CD. A systematic review was undertaken using pre-defined search criteria and four databases, including reference searches. We assessed these studies using the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy, Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation, and Review Manager Risk of Bias (RevMan®) tools...
October 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27346789/endoxifen-a-new-treatment-option-for-mania-a-double-blind-active-controlled-trial-demonstrates-the-antimanic-efficacy-of-endoxifen
#20
A Ahmad, S Sheikh, T Shah, M S Reddy, Bsv Prasad, K K Verma, B B Chandrakant, M Paithankar, P Kale, R V Solanki, R Patel, H Barkate, I Ahmad
The protein kinase C (PKC) signaling system plays a role in mood disorders and PKC inhibitors such as endoxifen may be an innovative medicine for bipolar disorder (BP) patients. In this study we show for the first time the antimanic properties of endoxifen in patients with bipolar I disorder (BPD I) with current manic or mixed episode. In a double-blind, active-controlled study, 84 subjects with BPD I were randomly assigned to receive endoxifen (4 mg/day or 8 mg/day) or divalproex in a 2:1 ratio. Patients orally administered 4 mg/day or 8 mg/day endoxifen showed significant improvement in mania assessed by the Young Mania Rating Scale as early as 4 days...
June 27, 2016: Clinical and Translational Science
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