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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456973/preventive-effects-of-pre-and-intra-operative-marcaine-lidocaine-and-marcaine-plus-lidocaine-on-pain-relief-in-lumbar-disc-herination-open-surgery
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Majid Rezvani, Saeid Abrishamkar, Homayoun Tabesh, Ali Namazi, Amir Mahabadi, Masoud Aeinfar, Niloufar Nourian
Background: As marcaine is administered to a great extent due to minor complications and reasonable expenses and as discectomy is prevalently used in Iran, this study makes a comparison between effect of marcaine alone, lidocaine alone, and marcaine plus lidocaine on pain relief of patients undergoing lumbar disc open surgery. Materials and Methods: In a clinical trial study, 192 patients were selected and randomly divided into four groups. Patients in Groups 1-4 received 0...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455270/ventricular-tachycardia-triggered-by-loperamide-and-famotidine-abuse
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Timothy R Larsen, Jedediah McMunn, Hala Ahmad, Soufian T AlMahameed
A 32-year-old male developed recurrent ventricular tachycardia after taking mega doses of loperamide and famotidine in order to experience an opiate-like euphoric effect. He was taking up to 200 mg of loperamide and multiple doses of famotidine each day. He developed palpitations and syncope. Electrocardiography demonstrated ventricular tachycardia and QT interval prolongation (corrected QT interval was 597 ms). He was diagnosed with loperamide-induced QT prolongation resulting in incessant ventricular tachycardia...
February 17, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454709/in-vitro-diagnosis-of-immediate-drug-hypersensitivity-during-anesthesia-a-review-of-the-literature
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Didier G Ebo, Margaretha Faber, Jessy Elst, Athina L Van Gasse, Chris H Bridts, Christel Mertens, Luc S De Clerck, Margo M Hagendorens, Vito Sabato
Quantification of specific IgE (sIgE) antibodies constitutes an important measure to document anesthesia-related immediate hypersensitivity reactions (IHRs). However, only a few drug-specific assays are available and their predictive value is not known. In cases of non-IgE mediated IHRs, diagnosis might benefit from cellular tests such as basophil mediator release tests and basophil activation tests (BATs). To review the potential and limitations of quantification of sIgE, mediator release, and BAT in anesthesia-related IHRs, a literature search was conducted using the key words allergy, basophil activation, CD63, CD203c, diagnosis, drugs, hypersensitivity, flow cytometry, MRGPRX2, specific IgE antibodies, leukotrienes, histamine, and tryptase; this was complemented by the authors' experience...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453925/impact-of-opioid-therapy-on-gonadal-hormones-focus-on-buprenorphine
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Anjali Varma, Mamta Sapra, Ali Iranmanesh
Objective The USA is in the midst of an opioid crisis. Understanding the impact of opioids and commonly used treatments for opioid dependence is essential for clinicians and researchers in order to educate and treat the nation's growing population with opioid use disorders. As a relatively new treatment for opioid dependence, buprenorphine is gaining popularity to the extent of becoming not only a preferred approach to the maintenance of opiate addiction, but also an option for chronic pain management. The purpose of this report is to review the available evidence on the endocrine effects of buprenorphine, particularly as it relates to the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, which is controversial and not fully defined...
February 17, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453495/comparison-of-concentrations-of-drugs-between-blood-samples-with-and-without-fluoride-additive-important-findings-for-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-and-amphetamine
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Christopher Wiedfeld, Julia Krueger, Gisela Skopp, Frank Musshoff
Fluoride is a common stabilizing agent in forensic toxicology to avoid the frequent problem of degradation of drugs in blood samples especially described for cocaine. In cases only samples with addition of fluoride are available, it is a crucial question if also concentrations of common drugs other than cocaine (amphetamines, opiates and cannabinoids) are affected by fluoride. So far, there are only rare literature data available on discrepant results especially for Δ 9 -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In this study, comparative analysis of positive tested paired routine plasma/serum samples (n = 375), collected at the same time point (one device with and one without fluoride), was carried out with special focus on cannabinoids...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452704/substance-use-disorder-among-current-cancer-patients-rates-and-correlates-nationally-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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Pochu Ho, Robert Rosenheck
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders (SUDs) are known to cause or complicate treatment of many types of cancers. OBJECTIVES: We sought to systematically assess rates of current SUDs among patients currently in treatment for cancer. METHODS: The National Veteran Health Administration administrative data from fiscal year 2012 were used to compare veterans with both cancer and comorbid SUDs to veterans with cancer but no SUDs and those with a SUD but no cancer...
January 10, 2018: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447416/managing-opioid-use-disorder-and-co-occurring-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-among-veterans
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Rhonda Snow, Stephanie T Wynn
Support and safety measures are essential for Veterans admitted to acute psychiatric units with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) to avoid unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. A human patient simulator was used to train clinicians to recognize opioid withdrawal symptoms. Clinicians were educated to assess for opioid withdrawal symptoms using the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale. Knowledge was evaluated via pre/posttest. All participants' (N = 12) posttest scores improved...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447356/barriers-to-the-availability-and-accessibility-of-controlled-medicines-for-chronic-pain-in-africa
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Elmang Nchako, Scottie Bussell, Carlos Nesbeth, Chisom Odoh
Africans endure a high burden of pain and suffering from HIV/AIDS and cancer, yet receive a meager amount of the world's pain medication. This tragedy occurs needlessly, given that inexpensive, effective and easily administered interventions are available. WHO has a 'three-step analgesic ladder' framework for managing cancer pain. This widely adopted clinical practice guideline is an integral part of palliative care programs and has also been applied to non-cancer pain. However, untreated pain is a major public health problem due to the discordance between scientific evidence and public policy...
February 13, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445515/telementoring-with-project-echo-a-pilot-study-in-europe
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Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Aisling O'Leary, Shay Keating, Aileen Singleton, Sheila Heffernan, Eamon Keenan, Lisa Robson, Jess Sears, John Moloney, Sanjeev Arora, Colm Bergin, Suzanne Norris
The Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) project is a novel educational intervention designed in New Mexico to transfer subspecialty knowledge about hepatitis C virus (HCV) to primary care providers, thereby increasing patient access to HCV care. The ECHO model has been shown to deliver educational benefits and to result in good treatment outcomes for HCV-infected individuals in the USA; however, this approach has not been assessed in a European setting. We sought to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and implementation of the ECHO model in Ireland using a pilot study...
July 2017: BMJ Innovations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435466/opana-er-oxymorphone-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy-an-atypical-presentation-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-c
#10
Hassan Mehmood, Muzammil Khan, Asghar Marwat, Medha Joshi, Varun Malhotra
Oxymorphone is a semisynthetic extended release opiate used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. The Food and Drug Administration approved the oral form of oxymorphone available as Opana and Opana ER (extended release) since 2006. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued warning against intravenous use of Opana ER. We are presenting a case report of a 37-year-old female with a history of active intravenous drug abuse who presented to our hospital with acute kidney injury...
January 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432974/similarities-and-changes-between-15-and-24-year-survival-and-retention-rates-of-patients-in-a-large-medical-affiliated-methadone-maintenance-treatment-mmt-center
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Einat Peles, Shaul Schreiber, Anat Sason, Miriam Adelson
BACKGROUND: Environmental and social trends and patients' characteristics may affect predictors for methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) outcome. METHODS: We have expanded our previous study of predictors for MMT outcome (from 619 to 890 patients) and the study period (from 15 to 24 years). Survival and retention in MMT since admission to the MMT clinic (6/1993-6/2016) and until death or study closure (6/2017) were compiled and analyzed. RESULTS: Of 890 patients ever admitted (10,146...
February 7, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428641/interpreting-interaction-effects-in-estimates-of-the-risk-of-traffic-injury-associated-with-the-use-of-illicit-drugs
#12
Rune Elvik
Interactions characterise the relationship between use of amphetamines, cannabis and opiates as a driver and the risk of traffic injury associated with the use of these drugs. Inverse risk curves have been found for these drugs, meaning that the higher the proportion of drivers in normal traffic testing positive for the drugs, the lower is the increase in risk associated with them. The inverse risk curves can arise in many ways. The paper discusses ten different interpretations of the curves; seven of these are methodological and claim that the risk curves are statistical artefacts...
February 8, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428330/predictors-of-craving-and-substance-use-among-patients-with-alcohol-tobacco-cannabis-or-opiate-addictions-commonalities-and-specificities-across-substances
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Fuschia Serre, Melina Fatseas, Cécile Denis, Joel Swendsen, Marc Auriacombe
INTRODUCTION: Craving has been proposed as a major contributor to addiction relapse and the influence of mood on craving and substance use has been extensively documented. However, information is lacking concerning the extent to which the magnitude of these effects may vary according to different types of substances. The aim of the present study was to compare the prospective links between emotions, craving and substance use in four groups of patients beginning treatment for alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, or opiate addiction...
February 2, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426260/gambling-and-its-clinical-correlates-in-university-students
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Jon E Grant, Katherine Lust, Gary A Christenson, Sarah A Redden, Samuel R Chamberlain
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the prevalence of gambling disorder (GD) in a university sample and its associated physical and mental health correlates. METHODS: A 156-item anonymous online survey was distributed via random email generation to a sample of 9449 university students. Current use of alcohol and drugs, psychological and physical status and academic performance were assessed, along with questionnaire-based measures of impulsivity and compulsivity...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422449/attention-bias-in-individuals-with-addictive-disorders-systematic-review-protocol
#15
Melvyn Zhang, JiangBo Ying, Guo Song, Roger Cm Ho, Daniel Ss Fung, Helen Smith
BACKGROUND: Globally, substance disorders, particularly that of opiate use, cannabis use, and stimulant use disorders, are highly prevalent. Psychological treatments are an integral aspect of intervention, but a proportion of individuals still relapse despite having received such an intervention. Recently, the dual-process theory proposed that the unconscious processes of attention biases are responsible for these relapses. Prior meta-analyses have reported the presence of attention bias in alcohol and tobacco use disorders...
February 8, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420427/the-price-we-pay-for-radical-curative-pelvic-exenterations-prevalence-and-management-of-pain
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Jessica Shao-Yeung Lim, Cherry E Koh, Hannah Liu, Michael J Solomon, Charlotte S H Johnstone
BACKGROUND: Pelvic exenterations are extensive surgical procedures for locally advanced or recurrent malignancies of the pelvis. However, this is often at the cost of significant morbidity due to perioperative pain, which has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to review perioperative pain management in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration. DESIGN: This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing pelvic exenteration between January 2013 and December 2014...
March 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419653/long-term-use-of-naldemedine-in-the-treatment-of-opioid-induced-constipation-in-patients-with-chronic-non-cancer-pain-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-study
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Lynn R Webster, Srinivas Nalamachu, Bart Morlion, Jyotsna Reddy, Yuko Baba, Tadaaki Yamada, Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira
The long-term safety of naldemedine, a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, was evaluated in patients with opioid-induced constipation and chronic non-cancer pain in a 52-week, randomized, double-blind, phase 3 study. Eligible adults who could be on a routine laxative regimen were randomized 1:1 to receive once-daily oral naldemedine 0.2 mg (n = 623) or placebo (n = 623). The primary endpoint was summary measures of treatment-emergent adverse events (AEs). Additional endpoints included opioid withdrawal on the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale and the Subjective Opiate Withdrawal Scale, pain intensity on Numeric Rating Scale, frequency of bowel movements, and constipation-related symptoms and quality of life on the Patient Assessment of Constipation Symptoms and Patient Assessment of Constipation Quality of Life scales, respectively...
February 6, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419341/comparing-the-validity-of-self-report-and-urinalysis-for-substance-use-among-former-inmates-in-the-northeastern-united-states
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Jacob J van den Berg, Samuel Adeyemo, Mary B Roberts, Beth C Bock, L A R Stein, Rosemarie A Martin, Donna R Parker, Jennifer G Clarke
BACKGROUND: Problems with self-reported drug use include difficulties with recall and recognition as well as the desire to respond to questions in a socially desirable manner. Various methods have been developed to improve and/or validate estimates based on direct questioning of individuals regarding their substance use. For this study, we were interested in validating self-reported use of: 1) tobacco, 2) marijuana, and 3) other substances (i.e., heroin, cocaine, opiates, oxycodone, benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, phencyclidine, and barbiturates) employing urinalysis among inmates who participated in a randomized controlled trial of a smoking abstinence intervention in a tobacco-free prison located in the northeastern United States...
February 8, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409046/evaluation-of-dr%C3%A3-ger-drugtest-5000-in-a-naturalistic-setting
#19
Hallvard Gjerde, Grethe Brennhovd Clausen, Espen Andreassen, Håvard Furuhaugen
Reliable field testing devices for psychoactive drugs would be useful tools for the police for detecting drug-impaired drivers. The Norwegian Mobile Police Service (NMPS) started using Dräger DrugTest 5000 (DDT5000) in 2015 as an on-site screening instrument for drugs in samples of oral fluid. The aim of this study was to compare the results of field testing of DDT5000 with drug findings in blood and oral fluid samples taken from drivers suspected for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). In total, 369 drivers were included in this field testing; blood samples were obtained from all of them, while oral fluid samples were collected with the Intercept device from 301 of them...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408729/analysis-of-illicit-drugs-seized-in-the-province-of-florence-from-2006-to-2016
#20
Elisabetta Bertol, Laura Bigagli, Stefano D'Errico, Francesco Mari, Diego Palumbo, Jennifer P Pascali, Fabio Vaiano
Comprehension of illicit drug market's features at local level is useful to plan and to correctly set-up specific informative and contrast activities. In this paper we report trends, purities and consumption estimations of illicit substances available on the Florentine territory from 2006 to 2016. These data were obtained by the analysis of 10,451 samples seized by the Law Enforcement Agencies in case of personal use offence. Analytical procedures consisted in targeted and untargeted analyses by gas chromatography-flame ionization detector, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
February 2, 2018: Forensic Science International
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