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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229476/initial-medication-non-adherence-prevalence-and-predictive-factors-in-a-cohort-of-1-6-million-primary-care-patients
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I Aznar-Lou, A Fernández, M Gil-Girbau, M Fajó-Pascual, P Moreno-Peral, M T Peñarrubia-Maria, A Serrano-Blanco, A Sánchez-Niubó, M March-Pujol, A M Jové, M Rubio-Valera
INTRODUCTION: Adherence to medicines is vital in treating diseases. Initial medication non-adherence (IMNA) - defined as not obtaining a medication the first time it is prescribed - has been poorly explored. Previous studies show IMNA rates between 6 and 28% in Primary Care (PC). The aims of this study were to determine prevalence and predictive factors of IMNA in the most prescribed and expensive pharmacotherapeutic groups in the Catalan health system. METHODS: Retrospective, register-based cohort study which linked Catalan PC System (Spain) prescription and invoicing databases...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226014/-pharmacotherapeutic-profile-and-factors-associated-with-polypharmacy-among-the-elderly-in-aiquara-bahia-brazil-2014
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Alessandra Santos Sales, Marta Gabriele Santos Sales, Cezar Augusto Casotti
Objective: to describe the drugs used and analyze the factors associated with polypharmacy in the elderly, in Aiquara, Bahia, Brazil. Methods: this is a census cross-sectional study, conducted in February 2014, through an interview using standardized form. Results: among the 272 elderly respondents, 53.3% used only prescribed medication and 31.6% used at least one medication not prescribed; the prevalence of polypharmacy was 29.0%; cardiovascular drugs were the most used in polypharmacy (n=390; 37...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220511/review-article-pharmacotherapy-for-alcohol-dependence-the-why-the-what-and-the-wherefore
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E T Goh, M Y Morgan
BACKGROUND: The development of alcohol dependence is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. For the majority of affected people the most appropriate goal, in terms of drinking behaviour, is abstinence from alcohol. Psychosocial intervention is the mainstay of the treatment but adjuvant pharmacotherapy is also available and its use recommended. AIM: To provide an updated analysis of current and potential pharmacotherapeutic options for the management of alcohol dependence...
February 20, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209155/intranasal-oxytocin-reduces-provoked-symptoms-in-female-patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-despite-exerting-sympathomimetic-and-positive-chronotropic-effects-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Sack, D Spieler, L Wizelman, G Epple, J Stich, M Zaba, U Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe psychiatric disease accompanied by neuroendocrine changes such as adrenergic overdrive and hence an elevated cardiovascular morbidity. Current pharmacotherapeutic options for PTSD are less than suboptimal, necessitating the development of PTSD-specific drugs. Although the neuropeptide oxytocin has been repeatedly suggested to be effective in PTSD treatment, there are, to our knowledge, only three studies that have assessed its efficacy on the intensity of PTSD symptoms in PTSD patients - among them one symptom provocation study in male veterans...
February 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205194/novel-and-expanded-oncology-drug-approvals-of-2016-part-2-new-options-in-the-management-of-hematologic-malignancies
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Todd C Knepper, James Saller, Christine M Walko
The recent past has brought pharmacotherapeutic advances that benefit patients with hematologic malignancies. In 2016, two novel hematology drugs were approved and four previously approved hematology drugs were granted expanded use for the treatment of appropriate patient populations by the US Food and Drug Administration. These new approvals and indications represent significant steps forward in patient management: they include the first-in-class B-cell lymphoma 2 inhibitor, venetoclax, the newest targeted therapy available for the treatment of hematologic malignancies; and nivolumab, the first immune checkpoint inhibitor to be approved for treatment of a hematologic malignancy...
February 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188777/enhanced-ability-of-trpv1-channels-in-regulating-glutamatergic-transmission-after-repeated-morphine-exposure-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-of-rat
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Haitao Zhang, Dong Jia, Yuan Wang, Liang Qu, Xuelian Wang, Jian Song, Lijun Heng, Guodong Gao
Glutamatergic projections to nucleus accumbens (NAc) drive drug-seeking behaviors during opioids withdrawal. Modulating glutamatergic neurotransmission provides a novel pharmacotherapeutic avenue for treatment of opioids dependence. Great deals of researches have verified that transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels alters synaptic transmitter release and regulate neural plasticity. In the present study, whole-cell patch clamp recordings were adopted to examine the activity of TRPV1 Channels in regulating glutamate-mediated excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs) in NAc of rat during morphine withdrawal for 3 days and 3 weeks...
February 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156198/a-multicenter-record-review-of-in-hospital-adverse-drug-events-requiring-a-higher-level-of-care
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Kristel Marquet, Neree Claes, Elke De Troy, Gaby Kox, Martijn Droogmans, Arthur Vleugels
OBJECTIVE: Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a worldwide concern, particularly when leading to a higher level of care. This study defines a higher level of care as an unplanned (re)admission to an intensive care unit or an intervention by a Medical Emergency Team. The objectives are to describe the incidence and preventability of ADEs leading to a higher level of care, to assess the types of drug involved, and to identify the risk factors. METHODS: A three-stage retrospective review was performed in six Belgian hospitals...
February 3, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129701/how-gender-affects-the-pharmacotherapeutic-approach-to-treating-psychosis-a-systematic-review
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Bettina Lange, Juliane Katrina Mueller, F Markus Leweke, Jan Malte Bumb
The effectiveness, effective dosages and side effect profiles of antipsychotic medication differ significantly between the sexes. Areas covered: We present a systematic review of gender-differences in the treatment of psychosis focusing on randomized, controlled trials and meta-analyses. Expert opinion: Despite many years of research, the database on gender-differences affecting the pharmacotherapeutic approach to treating psychosis is insufficient. Currently, the US National Institute of Health encouraged the enrolment of female participants in federally supported phase III clinical trials to increase the data available of female patients...
January 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122855/descendo-bifemoral-bypass-grafting-and-renal-artery-revascularization-to-treat-complex-obliterative-arteriopathy
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Stoyan Kondov, Bartosz Rylski, Fabian Alexander Kari, Rika Wobser, Simon Leschka, Matthias Siepe, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Martin Czerny
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to describe a new standardized approach in patients with extensive obliterative arteriopathy aimed at distal revascularization and surgical kidney recruitment via descendo-bifemoral bypass grafting and renal artery revascularization. METHODS: Three patients with Leriche's syndrome and either a compromised single kidney or unilateral significant renal artery stenosis were treated with a standardized surgical approach, restoration of distal perfusion via descendo-bifemoral bypass with synchronous (n = 2) left-sided renal artery revascularization or metachronous (n = 1) right-sided renal artery revascularization...
January 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114089/-non-conventional-pharmacological-agents-for-the-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-%C3%AE-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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K N Fountoulakis, D Balaris, V Nikolaou, J Νimatoudis
Bipolar disorder (BD) has a complex and variable clinical picture which is characterized by many different phacets and phases and as a result its therapeutical options are also complex and often unsatisfactory. Typically the so-called "mood stabilizers" are used in the treatment of BD and in this class lithium and specific antiepileptics are included. The present study aimed to systematically review the literature concerning the presence of randomized double blind clinical trials of 'non conventional' pharmaceutical treatment options...
October 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105520/type-1-diabetic-patients-with-peripheral-neuropathy-have-pan-enteric-prolongation-of-gastrointestinal-transit-times-and-an-altered-caecal-ph-profile
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Adam D Farmer, Anne Grave Pedersen, Birgitte Brock, Poul Erik Jakobsen, Jesper Karmisholt, Sahar D Mohammed, S Mark Scott, Asbjørn Mohr Drewes, Christina Brock
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesised that type 1 diabetic patients with established diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN) would have segmental and/or pan-enteric dysmotility in comparison to healthy age-matched controls. We aimed to investigate the co-relationships between gastrointestinal function, degree of DSPN and clinical symptoms. METHODS: An observational comparison was made between 48 patients with DSPN (39 men, mean age 50 years, range 29-71 years), representing the baseline data of an ongoing clinical trial (representing a secondary analysis of baseline data collected from an ongoing double-blind randomised controlled trial investigating the neuroprotective effects of liraglutide) and 41 healthy participants (16 men, mean age 49 years, range 30-78) who underwent a standardised wireless motility capsule test to assess gastrointestinal transit...
January 20, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091541/apelin-receptor-homodimer-oligomers-revealed-by-single-molecule-imaging-and-novel-g-protein-dependent-signaling
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Xin Cai, Bo Bai, Rumin Zhang, Chunmei Wang, Jing Chen
The apelin receptor (APJ) belongs to family A of the G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and is a potential pharmacotherapeutic target for heart failure, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases. There is evidence APJ heterodimerizes with other GPCRs; however, the existence of APJ homodimers and oligomers remains to be investigated. Here, we measured APJ monomer-homodimer-oligomer interconversion by monitoring APJ dynamically on cells and compared their proportions, spatial arrangement, and mobility using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, resonance energy transfer, and proximity biotinylation...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076546/pharmacist-s-contribution-to-the-promotion-of-access-and-rational-use-of-essential-medicines-in-sus
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Daniela Oliveira de Melo, Lia Lusitana Cardozo de Castro
Objective: to describe the pharmaceutical inclusion process in a Basic Health Unit multidisciplinary team and evaluate results related to rational use and promotion of access to essential medicines. Methods: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted in a primary care health unit in the city of São Paulo. Pharmacist's activities were evaluated regarding the service structure and organization and prescribing quality improvement, guidance method creation, and implementation of clinical pharmacy service...
January 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066914/cortical-hemorrhage-associated-neurological-deficits-and-tissue-damage-in-mice-are-ameliorated-by-therapeutic-treatment-with-nicotine
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Junpei Anan, Masanori Hijioka, Yuki Kurauchi, Akinori Hisatsune, Takahiro Seki, Hiroshi Katsuki
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with diverse sets of neurological symptoms and prognosis, depending on the site of bleeding. Relative rate of hemorrhage occurring in the cerebral cortex (lobar hemorrhage) has been increasing, but there is no report on effective pharmacotherapeutic approaches for cortical hemorrhage either in preclinical or clinical studies. The present study aimed to establish an experimental model of cortical hemorrhage in mice for evaluation of effects of therapeutic drug candidates...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042884/pharmacokinetics-of-the-antimicrobial-drug-sulfanilamide-is-altered-in-a-preclinical-model-of-vascular-calcification
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Anabel Brandoni, Adriana Mónica Torres
In vascular smooth muscle, calcium overload is linked to advancing age. The pharmacokinetics of sulfanilamide (SA), a compound with antibacterial properties, was evaluated in a preclinical model of vascular calcification. SA was used since it is useful to study possible modifications in the renal and hepatic management of drugs. Vascular calcification was induced by administration of a single high dose of vitamin D3 to rats (treated group) 10 days before the experiments. A parallel control group was processed...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035985/impact-of-bee-venom-enzymes-on-diseases-and-immune-responses
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REVIEW
Md Sakib Hossen, Ummay Mahfuza Shapla, Siew Hua Gan, Md Ibrahim Khalil
Bee venom (BV) is used to treat many diseases and exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimutagenic, radioprotective, anti-nociceptive immunity promoting, hepatocyte protective and anti-cancer activity. According to the literature, BV contains several enzymes, including phospholipase A2 (PLA2), phospholipase B, hyaluronidase, acid phosphatase and α-glucosidase. Recent studies have also reported the detection of different classes of enzymes in BV, including esterases, proteases and peptidases, protease inhibitors and other important enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism...
December 27, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035437/does-substitution-of-brand-name-medications-by-generics-differ-between-pharmacotherapeutic-classes-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-france
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Alicia Molinier, Aurore Palmaro, Vanessa Rousseau, Agnès Sommet, Robert Bourrel, Jean-Louis Montastruc, Haleh Bagheri
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to measure the rate of substitution failure to generic antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) compared to two other pharmacotherapeutic classes (neuroleptics, beta-blockers). METHODS: We conducted a cohort study involving beneficiaries of the French health insurance system from January 2009 to November 2012. Substitution failure to generic drugs was estimated by the rate of switchback (i.e. from generic drug back to its branded drug). We selected the patients who had a dispensation of a branded AED for 60 days or more during the 90 days preceding the generic substitution...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032429/under-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-causes-and-outcomes-of-clinical-inertia
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REVIEW
Clifford J Bailey
AIMS: To assess the impact of clinical inertia on type 2 diabetes (T2D) care. METHODS: PubMed database search from January 2000 until December 2015. RESULTS: Clinical inertia, defined as resistance to initiate or intensify treatment in a patient not at the evidence-based glycated haemoglobin goal, is conservatively estimated to occur in at least 25% of patients with T2D. Consequently, many patients with diagnosed and treated T2D experience extended periods, in some cases years, of ineffectively controlled hyperglycaemia, potentially causing serious microvascular and macrovascular harm...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024089/is-polypharmacy-associated-with-frailty-in-older-people-results-from-the-esther-cohort-study
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Kai-Uwe Saum, Ben Schöttker, Andreas D Meid, Bernd Holleczek, Walter E Haefeli, Klaus Hauer, Hermann Brenner
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between polypharmacy and frailty. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational cohort study. SETTING: Saarland, Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 3,058 community-dwelling adults aged between 57 and 84 years. MEASUREMENTS: Frailty was assessed according to the frailty phenotype, described by Fried et al. Polypharmacy and hyperpolypharmacy were defined as the concomitant use of five or more and 10 or more drugs, respectively...
December 26, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008256/blonanserin-treatment-in-patients-with-methamphetamine-induced-psychosis-comorbid-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Kosuke Okazaki, Manabu Makinodan, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Tomoyo Takata, Toshifumi Kishimoto
OBJECTIVE: Methamphetamine (MA) use has recently been associated with high levels of psychiatric hospitalization and serious social dysfunction. MA use causes frequent psychotic symptoms, which can be treated with antipsychotics. However, people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are vulnerable to adverse effects resulting from treatment with antipsychotic medications. METHOD: We report two cases of MA-induced psychosis (MAP) in patients with ID who were treated with the antipsychotic blonanserin...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
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