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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215911/conditions-associated-with-rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder-description-of-a-hospital-series
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M J Abenza Abildúa, A Miralles Martinez, F J Arpa Gutiérrez, V Lores Gutiérrez, C Algarra Lucas, C Jimeno Montero, B Sánchez García, M Mata Álvarez-Santullano, C Borrue Fernández, G Cordero Martín, G Gutiérrez Cueto, M D Torrecillas Narváez, I Thuissard Vasallo, A Gómez Aceña
INTRODUCTION: REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is characterised by violent behaviours (screaming, kicking, vivid dreams) during REM sleep. It has a prevalence of 1% to 2% of the general population and is especially frequent in men and the population older than 60. In the last decade, RBD has been suggested to be a prodrome of neurodegenerative disease. We analysed associated neurological diseases and responses to drug treatment in 33 patients with RBD treated in the multidisciplinary sleep disorders unit at Hospital Infanta Sofía...
February 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173650/-clinical-and-genetic-analysis-of-hyperekplexia-in-a-chinese-child-and-literature-review
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H Li, Z X Yang, J Xue, P Qian, X Y Liu
Objective: To investigate the clinical and genetic features of a Chinese child with hyperekplexia and review the related literature. Method: The clinical and genetic data of one patient with hyperekplexia, who had visited the department of Pediatrics, Peking University First Hospital in July 2012, were analyzed. "Hyperekplexia" "startle disease" "GLRB" were used as key words to search at CNKI, Wanfang and PubMed from the database from creation to August 2016. Result: The one-year-old female patient showed exaggerated startle reflexes and generalized stiffness in response to external sudden, unexpected stimuli at 2 hours after birth, which existed every day...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169979/acute-focal-dystonia-after-a-single-dose-of-oral-cetirizine-in-a-9-year-old-boy
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Indar Kumar Sharawat, Lesa Dawman
Common cold is an acute illness affecting pediatric population in particular. The use of antihistamines is a common practice, with cetirizine being a frequently used drug with a good safety profile. However, adverse events due to the use of antihistamines have been rarely reported, such as drug-induced dystonia with the use of cetirizine. In our present case, dystonia due to the intake of cetirizine was observed, which the patient responded well to the use of benzodiazapines, namely, clonazepam. We report this case to highlight the occurrence of this adverse event with the use of cetirizine...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163603/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-rbd-update-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Birgit Högl, Ambra Stefani
BACKGROUND: REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is parasomnia characterized by dream enactment and enabled by disruption of physiological muscle atonia during REM sleep. Over the past few years, diagnostic criteria and the methods used to confirm diagnosis have been updated. OBJECTIVE: In this review article, the current knowledge regarding RBD diagnosis and treatment is presented. METHODS: A selective literature search was carried out. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Although several RBD screening questionnaires have been developed, diagnosis can only be definitely confirmed on the basis of polysomnography...
2017: Somnologie: Schlafforschung und Schlafmedizin, Somnology: Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155755/-objective-the-objective-of-this-study-was-to-determine-current-practices-in-the-lorraine-region-in-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-and-to-assess-the-challenges-faced-by-general-practitioners-gps-methods-we-conducted-a-qualitative-study-by-the-focus-group
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149505/case-report-severe-hypernatremia-from-psychogenic-adipsia
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Sarah Manning, Rehan Shaffie, Shitij Arora
Hypernatremia is a common emergency room presentation and carries high mortality. We describe a case of a 56-year-old male patient with who presents with refusal to drink water for several weeks leading to the admission. He was diagnosed with psychogenic adipsia and was treated successfully with fluids, mirtazapine and clonazepam.
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132976/diagnosis-disease-notification-and-management-of-rapid-eye-movement-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Takayoshi Shimohata, Yuichi Inoue, Koichi Hirata
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia characterized by dream enactment behavior during REM sleep. It has been demonstrated that patients with idiopathic RBD are at a significantly increased risk of developing one of the α-synucleinopathies later in life, and this is called "phenoconversion". Although some physicians argue against disclosing information that could cause patients psychological stress, the patients also have a "right to know" about their own disease. Therefore, determining when and how to disclose this information, in addition to appropriate follow-up, is important...
January 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122427/familiar-hyperekplexia-a-potential-cause-of-cautious-gait-a-new-korean-case-and-a-systematic-review-of-phenotypes
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Yoonju Lee, Nan Young Kim, Sangkyoon Hong, Su Jin Chung, Seong Ho Jeong, Phil Hyu Lee, Young H Sohn
Familial hyperekplexia, also called startle disease, is a rare neurological disorder characterized by excessive startle responses to noise or touch. It can be associated with serious injury from frequent falls, apnea spells, and aspiration pneumonia. Familial hyperekplexia has a heterogeneous genetic background with several identified causative genes; it demonstrates both dominant and recessive inheritance in the α1 subunit of the glycine receptor (GLRA1), the β subunit of the glycine receptor and the presynaptic sodium and chloride-dependent glycine transporter 2 genes...
January 2017: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111036/an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-15-antipsychotics-and-two-metabolites-in-hair-and-its-application-to-rat-hair
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Juhyun Sim, Eunmi Kim, Wonkyung Yang, Sanghee Woo, Sangwhan In
In recent years, the inappropriate use of antipsychotics by young Korean men has become a social problem. As military service exemptions are given for mental illness, some men pose as mental health patients to avoid military service. In order to verify the authenticity of mental illnesses, we developed simultaneous analytical methods for the detection of 15 antipsychotics and 2 of their metabolites in hair using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. The target drugs were modafinil, atomoxetine, aripiprazole, benztropine, buspirone, duloxetine, gabapentin, oxcarbazepine, topiramate, escitalopram, paliperidone, ziprasidone, lamotrigine, clonazepam, levetiracetam, and metabolites of oxcarbazepine and clonazepam...
January 12, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101372/lessons-i-have-learned-from-my-patients-everyday-life-with-primary-orthostatic-tremor
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Marie Vidailhet, Emmanuel Roze, Lucie Maugest, Cécile Gallea
BACKGROUND: Primary orthostatic tremor is a rare disorder that is still under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Motor symptoms are fairly characteristics but the real impact on the patient's every day life and quality of life is under-estimated. The "how my patients taught me" format describes the impact on the patients' every day life with their own words, which is rarely done. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46 year old lady was diagnosed primary orthostatic tremor (POT) based on the cardinal symptoms: feelings of instability, leg tremor and fear of falling in the standing position, improvement with walking and disappearance while sitting, frequency of Tremor in the 13-18Hz range, normal neurological examination...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099183/memantine-as-an-adjuvant-treatment-for-obsessive-compulsive-symptoms-in-manic-phase-of-bipolar-disorder-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Ali Sahraian, Leila Razeghian Jahromi, Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Arash Mowla
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine the effects of memantine as an adjuvant treatment for obsessive compulsive (OC) symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) type I, manic phase. METHODS/PROCEDURES: In this 16-week double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial, 58 patients in the manic phase of BD who had OC symptoms were randomly allocated to receive memantine or placebo plus their routine medications (lithium + olanzapine + clonazepam)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094153/development-and-validation-of-a-fast-ionic-liquid-based-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-procedure-combined-with-lc-ms-ms-analysis-for-the-quantification-of-benzodiazepines-and-benzodiazepine-like-hypnotics-in-whole-blood
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Marieke De Boeck, Sophie Missotten, Wim Dehaen, Jan Tytgat, Eva Cuypers
To date, thorough clean-up of complex biological samples remains an essential part of the analytical process. The solid phase extraction (SPE) technique is the well-known standard, however, its main weaknesses are the labor-intensive and time-consuming protocols. In this respect, dispersive liquid-liquid microextractions (DLLME) seem to offer less complex and more efficient extraction procedures. Furthermore, ionic liquids (ILs) - liquid salts - are emerging as new promising extraction solvents, thanks to their non-flammable nature, negligible vapor pressure and easily adaptable physiochemical properties...
December 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091881/identifying-metabolites-of-meclonazepam-by-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-using-human-liver-microsomes-hepatocytes-a-mouse-model-and-authentic-urine-samples
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Svante Vikingsson, Ariane Wohlfarth, Mikael Andersson, Henrik Gréen, Markus Roman, Martin Josefsson, Fredrik C Kugelberg, Robert Kronstrand
Meclonazepam is a benzodiazepine patented in 1977 to treat parasitic worms, which recently appeared as a designer benzodiazepine and drug of abuse. The aim of this study was to identify metabolites suitable as biomarkers of drug intake in urine using high-resolution mass spectrometry, authentic urine samples, and different model systems including human liver microsomes, cryopreserved hepatocytes, and a mice model. The main metabolites of meclonazepam found in human urine were amino-meclonazepam and acetamido-meclonazepam; also, minor peaks for meclonazepam were observed in three of four urine samples...
January 13, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090524/the-samukeppra-study-in-prehospital-status-epilepticus-lessons-for-future-study
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Andrew C Schomer, Jaideep Kapur
In the Lancet Neurology article "Prehospital treatment with levetiracetam plus clonazepam or placebo plus clonazepam in status epilepticus (SAMUKeppra): a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial" the authors conducted a prehospital, randomized controlled study to determine which treatment is more effective for status epilepticus (SE): benzodiazepine alone, or in combination with levetiracetam (LEV). Although the study had negative results, several aspects of the trial design likely masked any added effect that LEV may have had in controlling SE, including: higher doses of benzodiazepines, lower thresholds for determining cessation of SE, and a smaller sample size...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077205/impact-of-pharmacists-in-optimizing-geriatric-pharmacotherapy-in-primary-care-within-a-veterans-affairs-medical-center
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Taryn B Mondiello, Lauren A Stutzman
OBJECTIVE: To assess pharmacists' impact on optimizing pharmacotherapy among geriatric patients. DESIGN: Single-site, prospective, quality-improvement project. SETTING: Primary care at a Veterans Affairs medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Thirteen males 75 years of age and older were included. INTERVENTIONS: Recommendations were made by pharmacists to optimize prescribing. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Differences between specific instances of suboptimal prescribing before and after pharmacists' recommendations, the percentage of pharmacists' recommendations accepted, and the top most commonly prescribed psychotropic medications and their most common indications...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068610/spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-approaches-for-investigating-conformation-and-binding-characteristics-of-clonazepam-with-bovine-serum-albumin-bsa
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Yan-Yue Lou, Kai-Li Zhou, Dong-Qi Pan, Jia-Le Shen, Jie-Hua Shi
Clonazepam, a type of benzodiazepine, is a classical drug used to prevent and treat seizures, panic disorder, movement disorder, among others. For further clarifying the distribution of clonazepam in vivo and the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic mechanisms, the binding interaction between clonazepam and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated using ultraviolet spectroscopy (UV), steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy, synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy, three-dimensional (3D) fluorescence spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and molecular docking methods...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044943/forgotten-but-not-gone-new-developments-in-the-understanding-and-treatment-of-tardive-dyskinesia
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Jonathan M Meyer
The broad use of atypical antipsychotics was expected to dramatically reduce the prevalence and incidence of tardive dyskinesia (TD), but data show that TD remains an important challenge due the persistent nature of its symptoms and resistance to numerous treatment modalities, including antipsychotic discontinuation. Recent insights on genetic risk factors and new concepts surrounding pathophysiology have spurred interest in the possibility of targeted treatment for TD. As will be reviewed in this article, the number of evidence-based strategies for TD treatment is small: only clonazepam, amantadine, ginkgo biloba extract, and the vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor tetrabenazine have compelling data...
December 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039521/echs1-deficiency-associated-paroxysmal-exercise-induced-dyskinesias-case-presentation-and-initial-benefit-of-intervention
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Abhimanyu Mahajan, Jules Constantinou, Christos Sidiropoulos
Paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesias (PED) are paroxysmal dyskinesias which manifest as dystonic movements brought on by sustained exercise. ECHS1 deficiency-induced EID was recently described by Olgiati et al. Our patient is an 8-year-old boy, who presented with intermittent episodes of stiffness and contractions affecting the legs which were always brought on by vigorous exertion. They began with curling of the toes and flexion, followed by stiffening of gait. These episodes were asymmetric, uncomfortable and often began in the left leg, often spreading to the right leg...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012175/clinical-implications-of-scn1a-missense-and-truncation-variants-in-a-large-japanese-cohort-with-dravet-syndrome
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Atsushi Ishii, Joseph C Watkins, Debbie Chen, Shinichi Hirose, Michael F Hammer
OBJECTIVE: Two major classes of SCN1A variants are associated with Dravet syndrome (DS): those that result in haploinsufficiency (truncating) and those that result in an amino acid substitution (missense). The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the first large cohort of Japanese patients with SCN1A mutation-positive DS (n = 285), and investigate the relationship between variant (type and position) and clinical expression and response to treatment. METHODS: We sequenced all exons and intron-exon boundaries of SCN1A in our cohort, investigated differences in the distribution of truncating and missense variants, tested for associations between variant type and phenotype, and compared these patterns with those of cohorts with milder epilepsy and healthy individuals...
December 24, 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991432/the-effect-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-on-the-cyp2c19-enzyme-activity-evaluated-by-the-pantoprazole-13-c-breath-test-in-gerd-patients-clinical-relevance-for-personalized-medicine
#20
Anil S Modak, Iryna Klyarytska, Valerij Kriviy, Tatjana Tsapyak, Yliya Rabotyagova
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are routinely prescribed one of the six FDA approved proton pump inhibitors (PPI). All of these PPI are inhibitors of CYP2C19 enzyme to varying degrees. The phenotype pantoprazole-(13)C breath test (Ptz-BT) was used to identify patients who are poor metabolizers (PM) and the extent of phenoconversion of CYP2C19 enzyme activity caused by four PPI (omeprazole, esomprazole pantoprazole and rabeprazole) in 54 newly diagnosed GERD patients prior to initiating randomly selected PPI therapy and 30 d after PPI therapy...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Breath Research
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