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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533997/metoclopramide-for-acute-migraine-treatment-in-the-emergency-department-an-effective-alternative-to-opioids
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Mejdi Najjar, Tyler Hall, Blanca Estupinan
In light of recent warnings by the United States (US) Surgeon General and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for recommending more prudent use of opioid narcotics, the search for a non-opioid alternative for aborting acute migraines is particularly relevant. The CDC also estimates the prevalence of opioid dependence may be as high as 26% among patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain, not due to cancer, in the primary care setting. Given such staggering data, it is imperative that we, as caretakers, not foster opioid dependence but rather continue to investigate non-opioid therapies for the management of acute migraines in the emergent care settings...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533058/music-therapy-for-symptom-management-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-results-from-a-randomized-study
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Debbie Bates, Brian Bolwell, Navneet S Majhail, Lisa Rybicki, Melissa Yurch, Donna Abounader, Joseph Kohuth, Shannon Jarancik, Heather Koniarczyk, Linda McLellan, Jane Dabney, Christine Lawrence, Lisa Gallagher, Matt Kalaycio, Ronald Sobecks, Robert Dean, Brian Hill, Brad Pohlman, Betty K Hamilton, Aaron T Gerds, Deepa Jagadeesh, Hien D Liu
High-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) is frequently performed in patients with hematologic malignancies. ASCT can result in significant nausea, pain, and discomfort. Supportive care has improved and pharmacologic therapies are frequently employed, but with limitations. Music has been demonstrated to improve nausea and pain in patients undergoing chemotherapy but few data are available regarding the effects of music therapy in the transplant setting. In a prospective study, patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma undergoing ASCT were randomized to receive either interactive music therapy (MT) with a board-certified music therapist or no music therapy (No MT)...
May 19, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529914/characteristics-of-postintensive-care-syndrome-in-survivors-of-pediatric-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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Elizabeth A Herrup, Beth Wieczorek, Sapna R Kudchadkar
AIM: To synthesize the available evidence focusing on morbidities in pediatric survivors of critical illness that fall within the defined construct of postintensive care syndrome (PICS) in adults, including physical, neurocognitive and psychological morbidities. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, PsycINFO, and CINAHL using controlled vocabulary and key word terms to identify studies reporting characteristics of PICS in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529168/opioids-in-gastroenterology-treating-adverse-effects-and-creating-therapeutic-benefits
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Michael Camilleri, Anthony Lembo, David A Katzka
The use of opioid medications on both an acute and chronic basis is ubiquitous in the U.S. As opioid receptors densely populate the gastrointestinal tract, symptoms and side effects can be expected in these patients. In the esophagus, dysmotility may result manifesting with dysphagia and a syndrome indistinguishable from primary achalasia. In the stomach, a marked delay in gastric emptying may ensue with postprandial nausea and early satiety. Postoperatively, particularly with abdominal surgery, opioid induced ileus may ensue...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528402/impact-of-brown-rice-specific-%C3%AE-oryzanol-on-epigenetic-modulation-of-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-brain-striatum-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
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Chisayo Kozuka, Tadashi Kaname, Chigusa Shimizu-Okabe, Chitoshi Takayama, Masato Tsutsui, Masayuki Matsushita, Keiko Abe, Hiroaki Masuzaki
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Overeating of dietary fats causes obesity in humans and rodents. Recent studies in humans and rodents have demonstrated that addiction to fats shares a common mechanism with addiction to alcohol, nicotine and narcotics in terms of a dysfunction of brain reward systems. It has been highlighted that a high-fat diet (HFD) attenuates dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) signalling in the striatum, a pivotal regulator of the brain reward system, resulting in hedonic overeating. We previously reported that the brown rice-specific bioactive constituent γ-oryzanol attenuated the preference for an HFD via hypothalamic control...
May 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514699/profiling-of-illicit-cocaine-seized-in-china-by-icp-ms-analysis-of-inorganic-elements
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Cuimei Liu, Zhendong Hua, Xin Meng
For the first time in China, the inorganic element profiling of cocaine specimens was performed at the National Narcotics Laboratory. An inductive coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 26 inorganic elements, including sodium (Na), magnesium (Mg), aluminuim (Al), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), vanadium (V), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), molybdenum (Mo), silver (Ag), cadmium (Cd), antimony (Sb), barium (Ba), lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), thallium (Tl), lead (Pb), thorium (Th), and uranium (U) in illicit cocaine samples...
April 29, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509608/differential-diagnosis-and-recovery-of-acute-bilateral-foot-drop-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-low-back-pain-a-case-report
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Melanie Lomaglio, Bob Canale
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute bilateral foot drop is rare and may be due to peripheral or central lesions. The purpose of this case report was to describe the differential diagnosis and recovery of a patient with low back pain (LBP) that awoke with bilateral foot drop. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 39-year-old man with a history of LBP awoke with a steppage gait pattern. Spinal imaging and tapping were negative for sinister pathologies. A subsequent history taken by the physical therapist uncovered that the patient had previously taken a narcotic and slept in a kneeling position to relieve his LBP...
May 16, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507969/core-decompression-with-synthetic-grafting-as-a-joint-preservation-strategy-in-humeral-avascular-necrosis-due-to-sickle-cell-anemia-a-case-report
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Andrew M Steffensmeier, Karen Kirkham, John M Wiemann
INTRODUCTION: Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral or humeral heads in patients with sickle cell anemia is a common and painful condition. There is currently no gold standard treatment protocol for this condition. Typically, the pain is managed with narcotics and activity restriction until there has been collapse of the subchondral bone with a degree of arthrosis sufficient to warrant total joint arthroplasty. This method entails prolonged pain for the patient and decreases the ability to function occupationally and recreationally...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498547/the-narcotic-clinic-in-new-orleans-1919-1921
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Amund Tallaksen
AIMS: This article traces the history of the narcotic clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana, comparing its merits to a similar clinic in Shreveport. How do the clinics compare, and why did the Shreveport clinic operate for longer than its New Orleans counterpart? METHODS: Qualitative analysis of contemporary medical journals and newspapers, as well as archival materials from the Narcotic Division. In addition, I have utilized the records of Louisiana Governor John M...
May 12, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496355/cannabis-as-a-substitute-for-prescription-drugs-a-cross-sectional-study
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James M Corroon, Laurie K Mischley, Michelle Sexton
BACKGROUND: The use of medical cannabis is increasing, most commonly for pain, anxiety and depression. Emerging data suggest that use and abuse of prescription drugs may be decreasing in states where medical cannabis is legal. The aim of this study was to survey cannabis users to determine whether they had intentionally substituted cannabis for prescription drugs. METHODS: A total of 2,774 individuals were a self-selected convenience sample who reported having used cannabis at least once in the previous 90 days...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495242/the-association-between-the-hospital-consumer-assessment-of-healthcare-providers-and-systems-hcahps-survey-and-real-world-clinical-outcomes-in-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Jay M Levin, Robert D Winkelman, Gabriel A Smith, Joseph Tanenbaum, Edward C Benzel, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The patient experience of care as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is currently used to determine hospital reimbursement. The current literature inconsistently demonstrates an association between patient satisfaction and surgical outcomes. PURPOSE: To determine whether patient satisfaction with hospital experience is associated with better clinical outcomes in lumbar spine surgery...
May 8, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494277/toxicity-of-quaternary-ammonium-compounds-qacs-as-single-compounds-and-mixtures-to-aquatic-non-target-microorganisms-experimental-data-and-predictive-models
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V Di Nica, J Gallet, S Villa, V Mezzanotte
The toxic effects of five Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) that are widely used as active ingredients in personal care products were assessed using the bioluminescent bacterium Aliivibrio fischeri (formerly Vibrio fischeri) (Microtox® test system). The experimental results showed a relevant toxicity for almost all of the single QACs, with IC50 values lower than 1mgL(-1). Analysis of the mode of action through the application of the Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models indicated an a-specific reactivity for most of the QACs toward A...
August 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491463/-pro-dopamine-regulation-kb220z%C3%A2-as-a-long-term-therapeutic-modality-to-overcome-reduced-resting-state-dopamine-tone-in-opiate-opioid-epidemic-in-america
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K Blum, F Marcelo, K Dushaj, L Fried, R D Badgaiyan
Since it is known that relapse, morality, and hospitalizations have been tied to the presence of the Dopamine D2 Receptor A1 allele, as one example, and carriers of this gene variant have a proclivity to favor amino-acid therapy, it seems intuitive that the incorporation of modalities to provide a balance and or restoration of hypodopaminergia should be considered as a front-line tactic to overcome the current American opiate/opioid epidemic, saving millions from death and unwanted locked-in-addiction. If we continue down the prim road path of fighting addiction to narcotics with narcotics, we are doomed to fail...
September 2016: Journal of Systems and Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479443/post-operative-pain-management-following-thoracic-outlet-decompression
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Mathew Wooster, Dana Reed, Adam Tanious, Karl Illig
BACKGROUND: Thoracic outlet decompression (TOD) is associated with significant post operative pain often leading to hospital length of stay out of proportion to the risk profile of the operation. We seek to describe the improvement in hospital length of stay and patient pain control with an improved multi-agent pain management regimen. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the hospital length of stay, medication regimen/usage, operative details, and operative indications for all patients undergoing TOD from January 2012 through June 2015...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479257/liposomal-bupivacaine-versus-indwelling-interscalene-nerve-block-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey T Abildgaard, Keith T Lonergan, Stefan J Tolan, Michael J Kissenberth, Richard J Hawkins, Richard Washburn, Kyle J Adams, Catherine D Long, E Carlisle Shealy, Jay R Motley, John M Tokish
BACKGROUND: Pain management strategies following shoulder arthroplasty vary significantly. Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) is an extended-release delivery of a phospholipid bilayer encapsulating bupivacaine that can result in drug delivery up to 72 hours. Prior studies in lower extremity surgery demonstrated efficacy of LB in comparison to a single-shot peripheral nerve block; however, no study has investigated LB in a total shoulder arthroplasty population. Therefore, this study compared LB vs...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478713/continuous-infusion-ketorolac-for-postoperative-analgesia-following-unilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Amy J Schwinghammer, Alex N Isaacs, Rodney W Benner, Heather Freeman, Jacob A O'Sullivan, Sarah A Nisly
BACKGROUND: Previous clinical trials have demonstrated benefit with the addition of continuous infusion (CI) ketorolac to a multimodal pain regimen in surgical patients. Data following major orthopedic surgery are minimal and conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate CI ketorolac use following unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) through assessment of patient-reported pain scores, opioid consumption, and safety outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective, open-label cohort study that included patients undergoing unilateral TKA at a single-center teaching hospital...
June 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476273/treatment-seeking-as-a-mechanism-of-change-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-mobile-health-intervention-to-support-recovery-from-alcohol-use-disorders
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Joseph E Glass, James R McKay, David H Gustafson, Rachel Kornfield, Paul J Rathouz, Fiona M McTavish, Amy K Atwood, Andrew Isham, Andrew Quanbeck, Dhavan Shah
BACKGROUND: We estimated the efficacy of the Addiction-Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System (A-CHESS) in increasing the use of services for addiction and examined the extent to which this use of services mediated the effects of A-CHESS on risky drinking days and abstinence from drinking. METHODS: We conducted secondary data analyses of the A-CHESS randomized controlled trial. Recruitment occurred in five residential treatment programs operated by two addiction treatment organizations...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474487/medication-safety-and-the-usability-of-electronic-prescribing-as-perceived-by-physicians-a-semistructured-interview-among-primary-health-care-physicians-in-finland
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Hanna Kauppinen, Riitta Ahonen, Pekka Mäntyselkä, Johanna Timonen
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: In Finland, a fully operational and nationwide electronic prescription (ePrescription) system was implemented by law in 2012 to 2015. From 2017, all prescriptions have to be electronic. ePrescriptions are intended to facilitate prescribing and to improve medication safety in Finnish health care. In this study, the aim was to explore physicians' experiences with the impacts of ePrescriptions on prescribing and medication safety in Finland. METHOD: Data were collected by conducting 42 interviews among primary health care physicians in spring 2015...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465764/sociodemographic-determinants-of-out-of-pocket-expenditures-for-patients-using-prescription-drugs-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kumar Mukherjee, Khalid M Kamal
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that has a substantial economic impact on patients. Patients with RA are at an increased risk for disability and for loss of income. The inclusion of biologic drugs in RA therapy has increased the cost of treatment. Little is known about the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics and the out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures for prescription drugs for patients with RA, including biologics, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and analgesics...
February 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462518/alvimopan-for-recovery-of-bowel-function-after-radical-cystectomy
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REVIEW
Shahnaz Sultan, Bernadette Coles, Philipp Dahm
BACKGROUND: Alvimopan is used in abdominal surgery to reduce postoperative ileus in patients undergoing small bowel resections with primary anastomosis. The role and efficacy of alvimopan in patients undergoing radical cystectomy with urinary diversion is not well understood. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of alvimopan in the context of enhanced recovery pathways compared to enhanced recovery pathways alone for perioperative bowel dysfunction in patients undergoing radical cystectomy...
May 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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