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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512368/-analysis-of-the-phenomenon-of-over-the-counter-drug-abuse-and-not-controlled-herbs-trade-by-polish-adolescents-part-i
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Daria Suchecka, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Katarzyna Groszewska, Monika Mak, Jerzy Samochowiec, Agnieszka Samochowiec
The phenomenon of stupefying by the use of available over-the-counter drugs (OTC) among adolescents is an essential problem in both Poland and throughout the world. Popular analgesics, cold medicine and antihistamines contain psychedelic substances, such as dextromethorphan (DXM), pseudoephedrine/ephedrine, codeine (methylmorphine), dimenhydrinate, paracetamol (acetaminophren) and others. Cases of fatal addiction to dextromethorphan, one of the active substances contained in medicines, e.g., the common cold, have been reported...
May 16, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494776/aggregated-n-of-1-trials-for-unlicensed-medicines-for-small-populations-an-assessment-of-a-trial-with-ephedrine-for-myasthenia-gravis
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Stephanie S Weinreich, Charlotte Vrinten, Marja R Kuijpers, Alexander F Lipka, Kirsten J M Schimmel, Erik W van Zwet, Christine Gispen-de Wied, Yechiel A Hekster, Jan J G M Verschuuren, Martina C Cornel
BACKGROUND: Inexpensive medicines with a long history of use may currently be prescribed off-label for rare indications. Reimbursement is at the discretion of health insurance companies, and may be unpredictable. The example addressed was ephedrine as add-on treatment for myasthenia gravis. Stakeholders from academia, a patient organization, the Dutch National Health Care Institute (NHCI) and Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) advised on the trial design. The NHCI and MEB agreed to provide scientific advice on the suitability of the evidence generated by the trial, for regulatory decisions...
May 12, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489683/intraoperative-use-of-vasopressors-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-free-flap-compromise-and-failure-in-cancer-patients
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Lin Fang, Jun Liu, Cuicui Yu, Matthew M Hanasono, Gang Zheng, Peirong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of vasopressors on free flap outcomes. BACKGROUND: Most micro-surgeons avoid the use of vasopressors during free flap surgery due to concerns of vasoconstriction, which could potentially lead to vascular thrombosis and flap failure. Previous studies lack the statistical power to draw meaningful conclusions. METHODS: All free flaps between 2004 and 2014 from a single institution were reviewed retrospectively...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465076/dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-for-perioperative-pain-management-in-adolescents-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-an-observational-cohort-study
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Janelle D Vaughns, Celeste Martin, Jonathon Nelson, Evan Nadler, Zenaide M Quezado
BACKGROUND: The anesthetic management of adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery presents a number of challenges, including increased risk of postoperative opioid-related respiratory depression. These patients could benefit from adjunctive analgesics with opioid-sparring effects to optimize perioperative pain control. Dexmedetomidine, a selective α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, has sedative and analgesic properties with no respiratory depressant effects. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on opioid requirement and perioperative pain management in obese adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458804/nutrition-pharmacological-and-training-strategies-adopted-by-six-bodybuilders-case-report-and-critical-review
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Paulo Gentil, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Antonio Paoli, José Alexandre Barbosa Dos Santos, Roberto Deivide Teixeira da Silva, José Romulo Pereira Junior, Edson Pereira da Silva, Rodrigo Ferro Magosso
The purpose of this study was to report and analyze the practices adopted by bodybuilders in light of scientific evidence and to propose evidence-based alternatives. Six (four male and two female) bodybuilders and their coaches were directly interviewed. According to the reports, the quantity of anabolic steroids used by the men was 500-750 mg/week during the bulking phase and 720-1160 mg during the cutting phase. The values for women were 400 and 740 mg, respectively. The participants also used ephedrine and hydrochlorothiazide during the cutting phase...
February 24, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451389/effect-of-ephedrine-combined-with-bupivacaine-on-maternal-hemodynamic-and-spinal-nerve-block-in-cesarean-delivery
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Mingyue Ge, Sheng Wang, Zhigang Dai, Yan Li, Liping Xie, Xuejao Liu, Jiangwen Yin
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of ephedrine intrathecal injection on maternal thermodynamics and spinal nerve block in cesarean section. A total of 107 patients undergoing elective cesarean section under combined spinal epidural anesthesia were randomly divided into two groups: group E: Bupivacaine (6 mg) combined with ephedrine (15 mg) and group C: Bupivacaine (6 mg). Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), heart rate (HR), the incidence of hypotension, hypertension, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting were all recorded...
March 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444836/ephedra-alkaloid-contents-of-chinese-herbal-formulae-sold-in-taiwan
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Chih-Wei Chang, Szu-Yun Hu, Guan-Qian Huang, Mei-Chich Hsu
Consumption of Ephedra alkaloids has been prohibited in-competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). In Taiwan, colds are often treated with Chinese herbal formulae containing Herba Ephedrae. We screened the products sold in Taiwan and preliminarily assessed their relationships with WADA threshold violations. Fifty-six concentrated powder products, including 19 Chinese herbal formulae that contained Herba Ephedrae, were collected. The content of Ephedra alkaloids, namely ephedrine (E), methylephedrine (ME), norpseudoephedrine (NPE; cathine), pseudoephedrine (PE), and norephedrine (NE; phenylpropanolamine), was determined using a validated high-performance liquid chromatography method...
April 25, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438121/leg-elevation-decreases-the-incidence-of-post-spinal-hypotension-in-cesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ahmed Hasanin, Ahmed Aiyad, Ahmed Elsakka, Atef Kamel, Reham Fouad, Mohamed Osman, Ali Mokhtar, Sherin Refaat, Yasmin Hassabelnaby
BACKGROUND: Maternal hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section (CS). In this study we investigated the role of leg elevation (LE) as a method for prevention of post-spinal hypotension (PSH) for cesarean section. METHODS: One hundred and fifty full term parturients scheduled for CS were included in the study. Patients were randomized into two groups: Group LE (leg elevation group, n = 75) and group C (Control group, n = 75)...
April 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416053/-treatment-of-anaphylactic-schock-in-pregnant-women
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Therese Simonsen Straarup, Ulla Bang
This is an update on the treatment of anaphylactic shock in pregnant women. Most guidelines recommend adrenaline as first-line treatment in all patients, but in pregnant patients some recommend ephedrine due to a potential risk of utero-placental hypoperfusion with adrenaline. However, ephedrine is a less potent vasopressor than adrenaline and does not possess the same anti-inflammatory or broncho-dilating effects. As immediate and correct treatment is essential for both the maternal and the fetal outcome, adrenaline should be first-line treatment also in pregnant women...
April 10, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413279/comparing-slow-and-rapid-bolus-of-ephedrine-in-pregnant-patients-undergoing-planned-cesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia
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Prabu Gunasekaran, Lenin Babu Elakkumanan, Hemavathi Balachander, M V S Satyaprakash
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: While ephedrine was the preferred drug for treating spinal-induced hypotension in pregnancy, its use has declined because of resultant fetal acidosis. The objective of this randomized control trial was to compare the effects of a slow and rapid bolus of ephedrine on fetal acidosis, maternal blood pressure, and heart rate (HR) during cesarean section performed under spinal anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty full-term parturients scheduled for cesarean section under spinal anesthesia were randomly allocated into two groups...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386582/preliminary-phytochemical-screening-quantitative-analysis-of-alkaloids-and-antioxidant-activity-of-crude-plant-extracts-from-ephedra-intermedia-indigenous-to-balochistan
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Rahman Gul, Syed Umer Jan, Syed Faridullah, Samiullah Sherani, Nusrat Jahan
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity, screening the phytogenic chemical compounds, and to assess the alkaloids present in the E. intermedia to prove its uses in Pakistani folk medicines for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis. Antioxidant activity was analyzed by using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl-hydrate assay. Standard methods were used for the identification of cardiac glycosides, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, anthraquinones, and alkaloids. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was used for quantitative purpose of ephedrine alkaloids in E...
2017: TheScientificWorldJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378467/compared-effects-on-cerebral-oxygenation-of-ephedrine-vs-phenylephrine-to-treat-hypotension-during-carotid-endarterectomy
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Jugurtha Aliane, Christian Dualé, Nader Guesmi, Charlotte Baud, Eugenio Rosset, Bruno Pereira, Damien Bouvier, Pierre Schoeffler
While both ephedrine and phenylephrine are currently used to treat hypotension occurring during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under general anaesthesia, phenylephrine may have deleterious effects on the cerebral watershed, due to its exclusively vasoconstrictive action. In this controlled, double-blind randomised trial, we compared the effects of ephedrine and phenylephrine administered in a standardised algorithm to treat the first hypotensive event occurring since induction of anaesthesia until carotid cross-clamping...
April 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377840/bacterial-contamination-of-anaesthetic-and-vasopressor-drugs-in-the-operating-theatres-ameliyathanelerde-anestetik-ve-vazopress%C3%A3-r-%C3%A4-la%C3%A3-lar%C3%A4-n-bakteriyel-kontaminasyonu
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Rongrong Rueangchira-Urai, Panthila Rujirojindakul, Alan Frederick Geater, Edward McNeil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of bacterial and fungal contamination in anaesthetic and vasopressor drugs before and after use in operating theatres. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the operating theatres of a university hospital. We collected 945 samples of three different drugs, namely, propofol, vecuronium and ephedrine, from 20 operating rooms and refrigerators where the unused drugs were stored. Each drug was divided into two groups, the pre-use group and the post-use group...
February 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375713/comparing-spinal-blockade-effectiveness-and-maternal-hemodynamics-using-25-gauge-and-29-gauge-spinal-needles-with-the-same-volumetric-flow-rate-in-patients-undergoing-caesarean-section
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Taner Ciftci, Hayrettin Daskaya, Serdar Efe
Spinal needles with different diameters can be used to prevent side effects in patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia. However, the velocity of local anaesthetic changes through the spinal needle depending on the diameter of it. Local anaesthetic injection velocity has been reported to be associated with the spinal block level. We aimed to compare spinal needles of different diameters with the same local anaesthetic volumetric flow rate in terms of spinal blockade and hemodynamics in obstetric patients. Eighty-four patients received spinal anaesthesia by either a 25G needle or 29G with the same volumetric flow rate...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360439/baricity-of-bupivacaine-on-maternal-hemodynamics-after-spinal-anesthesia-for-cesarean-section-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Simin Atashkhoei, Naghi Abedini, Hojjat Pourfathi, Ali Bahrami Znoz, Pouya Hatami Marandi
BACKGROUND: After spinal anesthesia, patients undergoing cesarean section are more likely to develop hemodynamic changes. The baricity of local anesthetic has an important role on spinal blockade effects. The aim of this study was to compare the isobar and hyperbaric bupivacaine 0.5% plus fentanyl on maternal hemodynamics after spinal anesthesia for C/S. METHODS: In this double-blind study, 84 healthy pregnant women undergoing C/S using bupivacaine 0.5% isobar (study group, n=42) or hyperbaric (control group, n=42) for spinal anesthesia were scheduled...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347475/current-trends-in-vasopressor-use-to-the-operating-room-a-pharmacoepidemiologic-study-in-french-teaching-and-military-hospitals
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M Bauducel, V Piriou, C Dussart, G Aulagner, X Armoiry
OBJECTIVES: Phenylephrine, ephedrine and norepinephrine are the vasopressors most commonly used in the operating room to treat anaesthesia-induced hypotension. Two new diluted forms of phenylephrine were released in 2011 (500μg/10mL and 500μg/5mL). We initiated a study to evaluate trends in the use of vasopressors in the operating room in French hospitals over the period 2011-2014. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal, retrospective, observational study between 2011 and 2014 in French teaching and military hospitals...
March 24, 2017: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334840/review-of-caffeine-related-fatalities-along-with-postmortem-blood-concentrations-in-51-poisoning-deaths
#17
Alan Wayne Jones
Publications reporting concentrations of caffeine in postmortem blood were reviewed if the cause of death was attributed to overdosing (poisoning) with drugs. Age and gender of the deceased, the manner of death (accident, suicide or undetermined) and types of co-ingested drugs were evaluated in relation to the concentrations of caffeine in blood (N = 51). The mean age (±SD) of the victims was 39 ± 17.8 years (range 18-84 years) and most were female (N = 31 or 61%). The difference in mean age of males (42 ± 17...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294589/selective-hypersensitivity-to-cefazolin-and-contribution-of-the-basophil-activation-test
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J P Almeida, A Lopes, A Campos Melo, M C Pereira Santos, M Pereira Barbosa
The authors present 2 case reports of selective cefazolin hypersensitivity: a 49 year-old woman with a history of two perioperative reactions (urticaria and severe anaphylaxis) after the use of rocuronium, propophol and cefazolin; a 36 year-old pregnant woman who developed facial erythema, lips angioedema and hypotension immediately after administration of ropivacain, sufentanil, cefazolin, oxytocin and ephedrine. In both cases, intradermal skin tests were positive for cefazolin. A basophil activation test was performed for cefazolin, which was positive in one patient...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277383/the-use-of-vasopressors-during-spinal-anaesthesia-for-caesarean-section
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Warwick D Ngan Kee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypotension remains one of the most researched subjects in obstetric anaesthesia. The purpose of this study is to review the most recent published articles on the use of vasopressors during spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite continued research indicating advantages of phenylephrine over ephedrine, practitioners in some countries continue to favour ephedrine. Recent research has continued to compare the two drugs with some work emerging on high-risk patients...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274119/peptide-metal-organic-frameworks-for-enantioselective-separation-of-chiral-drugs
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José Navarro-Sánchez, Ana I Argente-García, Yolanda Moliner-Martínez, Daniel Roca-Sanjuán, Dmytro Antypov, Pilar Campíns-Falcó, Matthew J Rosseinsky, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo
We report the use of a chiral Cu(II) 3D metal-organic framework (MOF) based on the tripeptide Gly-l-His-Gly (GHG) for the enantioselective separation of metamphetamine and ephedrine. Monte Carlo simulations suggest that chiral recognition is linked to preferential binding of one of the enantiomers as a result of either stronger or additional H-bonds with the framework that lead to energetically more stable diastereomeric adducts. Solid-phase extraction of a racemic mixture by using Cu(GHG) as the extractive phase permits isolating >50% of the (+)-ephedrine enantiomer as target compound in only 4 min...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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