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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437764/the-use-of-lithium-for-the-treatment-of-bipolar-disorder-recommendations-from-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Gin S Malhi, Danielle Gessler, Tim Outhred
BACKGROUND: Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer that is used principally for the management of bipolar disorder (BD). Its administration is complex and often requires sophisticated management and assiduous monitoring. When considering the use of lithium therapy for bipolar disorder, clinicians are advised to refer to recommendations outlined in clinical practice guidelines (CPGs); but because of varying emphases placed by different international CPGs, recommendations addressing the practical use of lithium lack consistency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432779/nmdar-independent-hippocampal-long-term-depression-impairment-after-status-epilepticus-in-a-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#2
Andrey D Ivanov, Aleksey V Zaitsev
Temporal lobe epilepsy is usually associated with cognitive decline and memory deficits. Despite numerous existing studies on various animal models, the mechanisms of these deficits remain largely unclear. A specific form of long-term synaptic efficacy changes - long-term depression (LTD) - is thought to play an important role in memory formation and learning. However, extremely little is known about the possible alteration of LTD induction and dynamics after a status epilepticus (SE). In the present work we investigated the acute and delayed effects of lithium-pilocarpine-induced SE on NMDAR-dependent and NMDAR-independent hippocampal LTD in vitro...
April 22, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428338/strategies-to-prevent-death-by-suicide-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Natalie B V Riblet, Brian Shiner, Yinong Young-Xu, Bradley V Watts
BackgroundFew randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown decreases in suicide.AimsTo identify interventions for preventing suicide.MethodWe searched EMBASE and Medline from inception until 31 December 2015. We included RCTs comparing prevention strategies with control. We pooled odds ratios (ORs) for suicide using the Peto method.ResultsAmong 8647 citations, 72 RCTs and 6 pooled analyses met inclusion criteria. Three RCTs (n = 2028) found that the World Health Organization (WHO) brief intervention and contact (BIC) was associated with significantly lower odds of suicide (OR = 0...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424378/-recognition-care-and-prevention-of-suicidal-behaviour-in-adults
#4
Zoltán Rihmer, Attila Németh, Tamás Kurimay, Dóra Perczel-Forintos, György Purebl, Péter Döme
Suicide is a major public health problem everywhere in the world and in the WHO European Region suicide accounts for over 120,000 deaths per year. 1. Recognition and diagnosis: An underlying psychiatric disorder is present in up to 90% of people who completed suicide. Comorbidity with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and personality disorders is high. In order to achieve successful prevention of suicidality, adequate diagnostic procedures and appropriate treatment for the underlying disorder are essential...
2017: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423558/biological-basis-and-clinical-study-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-targeted-therapy-by-drug-repositioning-for-glioblastoma
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Takuya Furuta, Hemragul Sabit, Yu Dong, Katsuyoshi Miyashita, Masashi Kinoshita, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Yasuhiko Hayashi, Yutaka Hayashi, Toshinari Minamoto, Mitsutoshi Nakada
BACKGROUND: Glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3β has emerged as an appealing therapeutic target for glioblastoma (GBM). Here, we investigated the therapeutic effect of the current approved drugs against GBM via inhibition of GSK3β activity both, in experimental setting and in a clinical study for recurrent GBM patients by repositioning existent drugs in combination with temozolomide (TMZ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Progression-free and overall survival rates were compared between patients with low or high expression of active GSK3β in the primary tumor...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421576/-confusion-caused-by-dietary-supplement-lithium-orotate
#6
G van Weringh, E B Uitvlugt, G H M Ponjee, G M Jalink
A 38-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with pelvic inflammatory disease. She had been diagnosed as having a tubo-ovarian abscess, for which antibiotic therapy with metronidazole and levofloxacin was indicated. Because the patient was already taking lithium she was prescribed clindamycin instead of metronidazole, a drug that interacts with lithium. For the same reason, naproxen could not be prescribed to reduce pain. However, the lithium taken by the patient turned out to be a dietary supplement containing lithium orotate which she had obtained via the Internet...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417903/an-assessment-of-the-potential-use-of-bnnts-for-boron-neutron-capture-therapy
#7
Tiago H Ferreira, Marcelo C Miranda, Zildete Rocha, Alexandre S Leal, Dawidson A Gomes, Edesia M B Sousa
Currently, nanostructured compounds have been standing out for their optical, mechanical, and chemical features and for the possibilities of manipulation and regulation of complex biological processes. One of these compounds is boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs), which are a nanostructured material analog to carbon nanotubes, but formed of nitrogen and boron atoms. BNNTs present high thermal stability along with high chemical inertia. Among biological applications, its biocompatibility, cellular uptake, and functionalization potential can be highlighted, in addition to its eased utilization due to its nanometric size and tumor cell internalization...
April 12, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409660/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-on-effectiveness-and-safety-of-celecoxib-adjunctive-therapy-in-adolescents-with-acute-bipolar-mania
#8
Seyed Yaser Mousavi, Rasoul Khezri, Mohammad-Ali Karkhaneh-Yousefi, Payam Mohammadinejad, Faezeh Gholamian, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Atefeh Zeinoddini, Shahin Akhondzadeh
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have focused on the role of inflammatory cascades as one of the possible etiologic factors of bipolar disorder. We hypothesize that celecoxib, through its anti-inflammatory properties, may have a therapeutic role in acute bipolar mania. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-two adolescent inpatients with the diagnosis of acute bipolar mania participated in a parallel, randomized, double-blind controlled trial, and 40 patients underwent an 8-week treatment with either celecoxib (100 mg twice daily) or placebo as an adjunctive treatment to lithium and risperidone...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397069/licl-treatment-induces-programmed-cell-death-of-schwannoma-cells-through-akt-and-mtor-mediated-necroptosis
#9
Ying Wang, Qi Zhang, Bo Wang, Peng Li, Pinan Liu
Lithium is considered a first-line therapy for the treatment of bipolar disorder and was recently shown to be associated with a reduced overall cancer risk. A growing body of evidence has indicated the potential antitumor benefits of this drug. Lithium likely functions as an antitumor agent. In this study, we found that lithium chloride (LiCl) significantly inhibits the proliferation of both RT4 cells and human NF2-associated primary schwannoma cells by inhibiting the expression of apoptosis-related proteins...
April 10, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394585/compound-copper-chalcogenide-nanocrystals
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Claudia Coughlan, Maria Ibáñez, Oleksandr Dobrozhan, Ajay Singh, Andreu Cabot, Kevin M Ryan
This review captures the synthesis, assembly, properties, and applications of copper chalcogenide NCs, which have achieved significant research interest in the last decade due to their compositional and structural versatility. The outstanding functional properties of these materials stems from the relationship between their band structure and defect concentration, including charge carrier concentration and electronic conductivity character, which consequently affects their optoelectronic, optical, and plasmonic properties...
April 10, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393431/size-tunable-photothermal-germanium-nanocrystals
#11
Wei Sun, Grace Zhong, Christian Kübel, Abdinoor A Jelle, Chenxi Qian, Lu Wang, Manuchehr Ebrahimi, Laura M Reyes, Amr S Helmy, Geoffrey A Ozin
Germanium nanocrystals (ncGe) have not received as much attention as silicon nanocrystals (ncSi). However, Ge has demonstrated superiority over Si nanomaterials in some applications. Examples include, high charge-discharge rate lithium-ion batteries, small band-gap opto-electronic devices, and photo-therapeutics. When stabilized in an oxide matrix (ncGe/GeOx ), its high charge-retention has enabled non-volatile memories. It has also found utility as a high-capacity anode material for Li-ion batteries with impressive stability...
April 10, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372486/the-effect-of-il-1%C3%AE-on-synaptophysin-expression-and-electrophysiology-of-hippocampal-neurons-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-a-rat-model-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#12
Zhaohua Xiao, Jing Peng, Liwen Wu, Ahmed Arafat, Fei Yin
BACKGROUND: The inflammation induced by interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a critical factor in the pathogenesis of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). Synaptophysin (SYN) and other changes, including neuron electrophysiology, participate in the pathophysiological processes of MTLE. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway may play a critical role in regulating SYN expression and electrophysiology of hippocampal neurons. METHODS: We used lithium-pilocarpine-treated rats as model of human MTLE, detecting epileptic seizures with digital video-EEG, and evaluating the proteins related to the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway by western blot (WB)...
April 4, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364619/reducing-the-rehospitalization-risk-after-a-manic-episode-a-population-based-cohort-study-of-lithium-valproate-olanzapine-quetiapine-and-aripiprazole-in-monotherapy-and-combinations
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Louise Wingård, Robert Bodén, Lena Brandt, Jari Tiihonen, Antti Tanskanen, Helle Kieler, Morten Andersen, Johan Reutfors
BACKGROUND: Data on real-world rehospitalization risks in patients using different drugs and combination therapies for relapse prevention after a manic episode is limited. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide population based cohort study using data from Swedish national registers. Swedish residents aged 18-75 years who were hospitalized for a manic episode between July 1, 2006 and December 2, 2014 were included. Prescription fills of lithium, valproate, olanzapine, quetiapine and aripiprazole were recorded throughout the first four weeks after hospital discharge, after which the patients were followed for up to one year...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359852/lithium-and-memantine-improve-spatial-memory-impairment-and-neuroinflammation-induced-by-%C3%AE-amyloid-1-42-oligomers-in-rats
#14
J Budni, D P Feijó, H Batista-Silva, M L Garcez, F Mina, T Belletini-Santos, L R Krasilchik, A P Luz, G L Schiavo, J Quevedo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. The main hallmarks of this disease include progressive cognitive dysfunction and an accumulation of soluble oligomers of β-amyloid (Aβ) 1-42 peptide. In this research, we show the effects of lithium and memantine on spatial memory and neuroinflammation in an Aβ1-42 oligomers-induced animal model of dementia in rats. Aβ 1-42 oligomers were administered intrahippocampally to male wistar rats to induce dementia. Oral treatments with memantine (5mg/kg), lithium (5mg/kg), or both drugs in combination were performed over a period of 17days...
March 27, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338546/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-study-of-riluzole-monotherapy-for-acute-bipolar-depression
#15
Lawrence T Park, Marc S Lener, Matthew Hopkins, Nicolas Iadorola, Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, Elizabeth Ballard, Allison Nugent, Carlos A Zarate
BACKGROUND: Glutamatergic system abnormalities are implicated in the pathophysiology and treatment of both major depressive disorder and bipolar depression (BDep). Subsequent to studies demonstrating the rapid and robust antidepressant effects of ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, other glutamatergic modulators are now being studied in clinical trials of mood disorders. A previous open-label study found that riluzole, administered in combination with the mood stabilizer lithium, had antidepressant effects...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318493/-bipolar-disorders-in-oncology-characteristics-and-management
#16
Michel Reich, Nuria Kotecki
Bipolar disorders belong to the spectrum of mood disorders and represent a serious psychiatric comorbidity. Behaviors adopted by bipolar patients can foster cancer occurrence but also impact its management, especially during acute depressive or manic episode. Oncologists must adapt their protocols in order to obtain the best compliance for treatment and avoid any possible mood destabilization, with the inherent risk of suicidal attempt. Potential interactions between mood-stabilizing agents (lithium, divalproate, atypical antipsychotics, and anticonvulsivants) and oncologic treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, corticotherapy) will be particularly watched...
March 15, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306518/biochemical-testing-in-a-laboratory-tent-and-semi-intensive-care-of-ebola-patients-on-site-in-a-remote-part-of-guinea-a-paradigm-shift-based-on-a-bleach-sensitive-point-of-care-device
#17
Leonid M Irenge, Jean-Michel Dindart, Jean-Luc Gala
BACKGROUND: During the West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, a Belgian laboratory was deployed for supporting the Ebola treatment unit (ETU) of N'Zerekore, Guinea. Besides diagnosis of EVD and malaria, biochemical parameters were tested and used to guide supportive treatment of EVD. METHODS: To preserve analytes stability, lithium-heparin blood samples were analyzed using the i-STAT® point-of-care testing (POCT) handheld device without the viral inactivation step...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280892/antidepressant-pharmacotherapy-in-old-age-depression-a-review-and-clinical-approach
#18
REVIEW
Nathalie Pruckner, Vjera Holthoff-Detto
PURPOSE: Depression in old age is a disabling disease associated with functional and cognitive decline severely affecting quality of life. Studies specifically investigating antidepressant treatment for this special cohort of patients remain scarce and results are often conflicting. A narrative literature review was undertaken, synthesizing findings from published studies, systematic reviews, and treatment guidelines specifically conducted in elderly depressed patients to summarize implications and current recommendations as well as gaps in evidence for old-age pharmacologic treatment...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274352/drug-induced-acne
#19
Jana Kazandjieva, Nikolay Tsankov
A variety of drugs may provoke acne, with drug-induced acne (DIA) often having some specific clinical and histopathologic features. DIA is characterized by a medical history of drug intake, sudden onset, and an unusual age of onset, with a monomorphous eruption of inflammatory papules or papulopustules. The location of the acne lesions is beyond the seborrheic zone. Corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, testosterone, halogens, isoniazid, lithium, and some new anticancer agents are drugs with undoubted causal relationship to acne...
March 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272097/electroconvulsive-therapy-at-a-veterans-health-administration-medical-center
#20
Samuel T Wilkinson, Robert A Rosenheck
OBJECTIVES: Little epidemiologic research has examined the practice of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). We investigated sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, service use, and psychotropic medication prescription patterns associated with ECT use at a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center. METHODS: Among veterans receiving specialty mental health services, we compared those who received ECT with those who did not using bivariate χ and t tests and multivariate logistic regression...
March 8, 2017: Journal of ECT
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