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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30286103/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-lope-dope-analysis-of-loperamide-related-european-medicines-agency-ema-pharmacovigilance-database-reports
#1
Fabrizio Schifano, Stefania Chiappini
BACKGROUND: Among over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, loperamide has recently emerged for its potential of misuse and cardiotoxicity issues. Hence, we aimed here at assessing the loperamide-related cases being reported to the EMA's EudraVigilance (EV) database. METHODS: All spontaneous EV reports relating to loperamide misuse/abuse/dependence/withdrawal and cardiotoxicity issues were here retrieved, performing a descriptive analysis. FINDINGS: During the years 2005-2017, EV collected a number of 1,983 (out of a total of 7,895; 25...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30214811/late-presentation-of-torsades-de-pointes-related-to-fluoxetine-following-a-multiple-drug-overdose
#2
Jan Albert Nicolaas Groot, Leonore Ten Bokum, Hubertus Laurentius Antonius van den Oever
Background: Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) commonly used in the treatment of depression. While most intoxications with SSRI's have favorable outcomes and do not require interventions other than strict observation of vital signs and heart rhythm, clinicians should be aware of the life-threatening complications that may occur. Case presentation: A 61-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after an intentional multiple drug overdose...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30117332/-ghost-tablet-husks-excreted-in-feces-in-large-bupropion-xl-overdose
#3
Adam Overberg, Andrea Purpura, Kristine Nanagas
BACKGROUND: Extended-release medications are widely prescribed across the spectrum of medical specialties; however, there is heterogeneity in how they are formulated. Commonly, they consist of an insoluble matrix or shell from which drug elutes, which may then be observed by patients when excreted in feces. We describe the case of a patient who ingested a large amount of extended-release bupropion tablets and subsequently passed a large number of these so-called "ghost tablets" in his stool...
August 17, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30109153/electrocardiogram-sampling-frequency-range-acceptable-for-heart-rate-variability-analysis
#4
Ohhwan Kwon, Jinwoo Jeong, Hyung Bin Kim, In Ho Kwon, Song Yi Park, Ji Eun Kim, Yuri Choi
Objectives: Heart rate variability (HRV) has gained recognition as a noninvasive marker of autonomic activity. HRV is considered a promising tool in various clinical scenarios. The optimal electrocardiogram (ECG) sampling frequency required to ensure sufficient precision of R-R intervals for HRV analysis has not yet been determined. Here, we aimed to determine the acceptable ECG sampling frequency range by analyzing ECG signals from patients who visited an emergency department with the chief complaint of acute intoxication or overdose...
July 2018: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30001745/safety-of-lotilaner-flavoured-chewable-tablets-credelio-tm-after-oral-administration-in-cats
#5
Emmanuelle A Kuntz, Srinivas Kammanadiminti
BACKGROUND: Lotilaner is a new member of the isoxazoline class for treatment of flea and tick infestations in cats. This laboratory study with lotilaner vanilla-yeast flavoured chewable tablets (CredelioTM , Elanco) investigated the safety in healthy kittens starting at 8 weeks of age in a randomized, blinded, parallel-group design. Lotilaner tablets were given orally once a month over eight months at one, three and five times the upper level of the maximum recommended dose range (26 mg/kg)...
July 13, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785585/poisoning-associated-with-inappropriate-use-of-a-eutectic-mixture-of-lidocaine-and-prilocaine-before-laser-assisted-hair-removal-about-3-cases
#6
Weniko Caré, Islam-Amine Larabi, Jérôme Langrand, Chantal Medernach, Jean-Claude Alvarez, Antoine Villa
BACKGROUND: Eutectic mixtures of lidocaine and prilocaine are used during painful dermatological procedures. Poisoning is rarely reported in adults. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We report three cases of women who experienced lidocaine and prilocaine poisoning after laser-assisted hair removal. Plasma levels of local anesthetics were assayed by a fully validated liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. CASE REPORTS: The rules of application of the anesthetic cream were observed apart from the maximum dose and/or maximum surface area...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746361/prolonged-qrs-widening-after-aripiprazole-overdose
#7
Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Robert Porter, Kayla Dewey
BACKGROUND: Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic with a long half-life. Overdose can result in protracted somnolence and cardiac disturbances, particularly QT interval prolongation. METHODS: This is a single case report of a 14-year-old boy who took an overdose of aripiprazole and developed QRS widening. CASE: A 14-year-old boy intentionally ingested 20 tablets of aripiprazole (5 mg). He was brought to the emergency department when his ingestion was discovered...
May 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512803/attempted-suicide-by-fl%C3%A3-cainide-overdose-a-case-report
#8
Mouna Ben Kilani, Soufia Naccache, Rami Tlili, Dorra Mbarek, Salma Longo, Youssef Ben Ameur, Mohamed Rachid Boujnah
Class Ic antiarrythmic overdose is associated with a relatively high mortality. We presenta case report regarding a suicidal intoxication of an 18-year old female with a medical history of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The preliminary examination highlighted a profound cardiovascular collapse. The electrocardiogram showed a PR interval extended to 360 ms. The QRS complexes were enlarged to 360 ms with a right bundle brunch block appearance associated with left posterior hemibloc. There were repolarization abnormalities such as elevation of the J-point, convex ST segment and biphasic T wave in the right precordial leads ("Brugada-Like ECG pattern")...
June 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175014/influence-of-sedation-on-onset-and-quality-of-euthanasia-in-sheep
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michele Barletta, Erik H Hofmeister, John F Peroni, Merrilee Thoresen, Alexandra M Scharf, Jane E Quandt
The purpose of this study was to determine if dexmedetomidine administered IV prior to euthanasia in sheep affected the speed or quality of euthanasia. Twenty clinically healthy Dorset-cross adult ewes between 1 and 3years of age were enrolled in a randomized blinded experimental trial. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive dexmedetomidine 5μg/kg IV or an equivalent volume of saline. Five minutes later, euthanasia was accomplished with a pentobarbital/phenytoin overdose given IV. The time to apnea, asystole, cessation of audible heartbeat, and absence of corneal reflex were recorded by two blinded investigators...
April 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881461/overdoses-with-aripiprazole-signs-symptoms-and-outcome-in-239-exposures-reported-to-the-danish-poison-information-centre
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Amalie P Christensen, Soeren Boegevig, Mikkel B Christensen, Kasper M Petersen, Kim P Dalhoff, Tonny S Petersen
The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical signs and symptoms of exposures to aripiprazole overdoses. We retrospectively identified all aripiprazole exposures reported to the Danish Poison Information Centre (DPIC) from June 2007 to May 2015. Information concerning demographics, ingested dose and symptoms was extracted from the DPIC database and medical records. Information on death and admission to hospital was obtained from Danish national registers. We analysed 239 cases, 86 concerning single-drug exposures to aripiprazole, and 153 cases where aripiprazole had been taken with at least one other substance (mixed-drug)...
February 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502090/successful-use-of-lipid-emulsion-to-resuscitate-a-foal-after-intravenous-lidocaine-induced-cardiovascular-collapse
#11
V Vieitez, I Á Gómez de Segura, M Martin-Cuervo, L A Gracia, L J Ezquerra
BACKGROUND: Lipid emulsion has been reported to be effective for the treatment of local anaesthetic overdoses in rats, dogs and man. OBJECTIVES: To describe the successful treatment of cardiovascular lidocaine toxicity in a foal with intravenous lipid administration. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study: case report. METHODS: An 8-month-old Arabian cross foal was anaesthetised for removal of the right alar fold and nasal plate...
November 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381391/brugada-phenocopy-induced-by-propafenone-overdose-and-successful-treatment-a-case-report
#12
Mehmet Emre Arı, Filiz Ekici
BACKGROUND: Brugada syndrome is an inherited arrhythmogenic disease that may cause sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation in young adults. Brugada syndrome caused by propafenone intoxication has been noted rarely in the literature. We report a rare case, Brugada phenocopy due to propafenone intoxication and its treatment. CASE REPORT: A 15-year-old girl having a seizure was brought to the emergency room. She took 1.5 g propafenone (Rythmol, Abbott, Chicago, IL, USA) for suicidal intention...
September 29, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215710/altered-mental-status-in-the-emergency-department-can-an-electrocardiogram-show-the-right-way-to-go
#13
Andre Dias, Emiliana Franco, Jasmine Martinez, Vincent M Figueredo
A 38-year-old African American male patient with a past medical history of human immunodeficiency virus and schizophrenia who was noncompliant with medications presented to the emergency department (ED) after activation of the local crisis response center for altered mental status. Upon arrival he was lethargic and uncooperative, unable to provide any significant details apart from pleuritic chest pain. His blood pressure was 133/88 mmHg, heart rate 43 beats per minute and initial body temperature 36.1 °C which prompted an electrocardiogram (EKG)...
May 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159815/validation-of-the-prognostic-utility-of-the-electrocardiogram-for-acute-drug-overdose
#14
MULTICENTER STUDY
Alex F Manini, Ajith P Nair, Rajesh Vedanthan, David Vlahov, Robert S Hoffman
BACKGROUND: While it is certain that some emergency department patients with acute drug overdose suffer adverse cardiovascular events (ACVE), predicting ACVE is difficult. The prognostic utility of the ECG for heterogeneous drug overdose patients remains to be proven. This study was undertaken to validate previously derived features of the initial ECG associated with ACVE in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a prospective validation cohort study to evaluate adult emergency department patients with acute drug overdose at 2 urban university hospitals over 5 years in whom an emergency department admission ECG was performed...
February 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895451/non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-rhabdomyolysis-and-myocardial-injury-following-heroin-inhalation-a-case-report
#15
G Bazoukis, A Spiliopoulou, K Mourouzis, P Grigoropoulou, A Yalouris
BACKGROUND: Heroin use by non-injecting routes of administration (snorting, swallowing, "chasing the dragon") is considered to be safer but is not risk-free for fatal overdose or serious side effects. We report the case of an adolescent who was transferred unconscious to the emergency department after heroin inhalation. Description of the case: A 17-year-old male was transferred to the emergency department unconscious (Glasgow coma scale: 6/15) after heroin inhalation. He was treated with non-rebreather mask and intravenous infusion of naloxone with gradual improvement of consciousness and arterial blood gasses...
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884575/brugada-pattern-caused-by-a-flecainide-overdose
#16
Elena Tessitore, Majd Ramlawi, Olivier Tobler, Henri Sunthorn
BACKGROUND: Brugada pattern can be found on the electrocardiogram (ECG) of patients with altered mental status, usually with fever or drug intoxication. Diagnosis remains challenging, because the ECG changes are dynamic and variable. In addition, triggers are not always clearly identified. In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the use of class IC antidysrhythmic drugs can unmask a Brugada pattern on the ECG, especially if combined with other medications acting on sodium channels...
April 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801921/a-case-of-ileus-and-st-segment-elevation
#17
Osama Siddique, Somwail Rasla, Seth Clark, Aravind Kokkirala
ST segment elevation is associated with non-cardiac pathologies but is not as well reported as myocardial infarction. We present a case of a 63-year-old man who was admitted for an overdose on cyclobenzaprine with signs of anti-cholinergic toxicity. He developed signs of ileus on imaging and became progressively obtunded. He was noted to have ST segment elevations on electrocardiogram (EKG) with no troponin elevation. Patient required urgent catheterization which showed normal coronary arteries. His bowel was decompressed subsequently resulting in resolution of the ST segment changes...
November 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747715/coma-after-quetiapine-fumarate-intentional-overdose-in-a-71-year-old-man-a-case-report
#18
S Gibiino, A Trappoli, B Balzarro, A R Atti, D De Ronchi
A 71-year-old man developed coma with severe respiratory failure, hypotension, and tachycardia induced by the intentional ingestion of quetiapine fumarate extended release (XR) 20 g. At the time, he had been treated for bipolar depression with venlafaxine 75 mg/day, lamotrigine 100 mg/day, pregabalin 75 mg/day, and quetiapine XR 400 mg/day for approximately 1 year. Comorbidities were hypertension treated with metoprolol, diabetes mellitus type 2 treated with metformin, and benign prostatic hyperplasia treated with silodosin...
December 2015: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703795/heart-attack-in-the-course-of-lithium-overdose
#19
Kalkan Asim, Yeniocak Selman, Yazici Suleyman, Karcioglu Ozgur, Bilir Ozlem, Ersunan Gokhan
INTRODUCTION: Lithium overdose can be associated with cardiac toxicity, especially in those with underlying heart disease. Toxic levels of serum lithium are associated with cardiotoxic effects ranging from simple ECG disorders to dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and even acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This report describes a patient with AMI accompanied by high blood levels of lithium. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department due to weakness and acute chest pain...
July 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526516/-a-case-of-opsoclonus-due-to-diphenhydramine-overdose-in-which-ecg-change-could-be-used-to-predict-convulsion
#20
Takeshi Ueda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2014: Chūdoku Kenkyū: Chūdoku Kenkyūkai Jun Kikanshi, the Japanese Journal of Toxicology
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