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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334667/lithium-a-classic-drug-in-psychiatry-improves-nilotinib-mediated-antileukemic-effects
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Janaína Peixoto-da-Silva, Andrana K Calgarotto, Katiucha R Rocha, Caroline Palmeira-Dos-Santos, Soraya S Smaili, Gustavo J S Pereira, Fernando V Pericole, Adriana da Silva S Duarte, Sara T O Saad, Claudia Bincoletto
Although Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) that target Bcr-Abl play a key role in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) therapy, they do not eradicate CML-initiating cells, which lead to the emergence of drug resistance. Here we used the lithium, a GSK-3 inhibitor, to attempt to potentiate the effects of nilotinib against leukemia cells. For this purpose, a K562 leukemia cell line and bone marrow cells from untreated Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) patients, prior to any exposure to TKIs, were used as a model. Our results demonstrated that the combination of lithium + nilotinib (L + N) induced K562-cell death and cleaved caspase-3 when compared to lithium or nilotinib alone, accompanied by GSK-3β phosphorylation and Bcr-Abl oncoprotein levels reduction...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331696/does-early-response-predict-subsequent-remission-in-bipolar-depression-treated-with-repeated-sleep-deprivation-combined-with-light-therapy-and-lithium
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Masahiro Suzuki, Sara Dallaspezia, Clara Locatelli, Makoto Uchiyama, Cristina Colombo, Francesco Benedetti
BACKGROUND: The combination of three cycles of sleep deprivation (SD), light therapy (LT), and lithium has recently been proposed as a possible first-line treatment for bipolar depression. However, it is unclear whether early improvement predicts final response/remission in bipolar depression treated with this regimen. METHOD: We studied 220 consecutively admitted inpatients with a major depressive episode in the course of bipolar disorder. The relation between response to first SD and response/remission at the end of the treatment (day 6) was analyzed using logistic regression analysis...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310970/lithium-stress-and-resilience-in-bipolar-disorder-deciphering-this-key-homeostatic-synaptic-plasticity-regulator
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REVIEW
Rodrigo Machado-Vieira
BACKGROUND: Lithium is the lightest metal and the only mood stabilizer that has been used for over half a century for the treatment of bipolar disorder (BD). As a small ion, lithium is omnipresent, and consequently, its molecular mechanisms and targets are widespread. Currently, lithium is a crucial pharmacotherapy for the treatment of acute mood episodes, prophylactic therapy, and suicide prevention in BD. Besides, lithium blood level is the most widely used biomarker in clinical psychiatry...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296617/flupirtine-and-diazepam-combination-terminates-established-status-epilepticus-results-in-three-rodent-models
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Terry Zhang, Marko S Todorovic, John Williamson, Jaideep Kapur
Objective: Status epilepticus (SE) is a neurological emergency requiring rapid termination of seizures. New treatment choices are needed for benzodiazepine-refractory SE or established SE (ESE). Previous studies have demonstrated that the potassium-channel opener flupirtine terminates seizures in neonatal animals. However, its effectiveness in adult ESE has not been tested. We tested whether flupirtine alone or in combination with the benzodiazepine diazepam would terminate ESE in three animal models...
December 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283064/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-as-a-putative-therapeutic-target-for-bipolar-disorder
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Manoj P Dandekar, Samira S Valvassori, Gustavo Colombo Dal-Pont, Joao L DeQuevedo
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a debilitating mental ailment characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression. Primary mood-stabilizing drugs like lithium and valproate alleviate the hypomanic or mild to moderate manic episodes in patients with BD. One of the extensively studied underlying mechanisms for these pharmacological interventions is inhibition of intracellular signaling cascades associated with glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta (GSK-3β), a multi-functional serine-threonine kinase...
December 27, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276608/lithium-one-drug-five-complications
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Jeremy Zaworski, Pierre-Yves Delannoy, Nicolas Boussekey, Damien Thellier, Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy
Background: Lithium poisoning could trigger multiple complications. We report the case of a lithium poisoning with five complications that are described for the first time together. Case report: A 60-year-old woman was admitted in our intensive care unit for altered consciousness. Severe lithium intoxication was diagnosed (lithium plasmatic level 8.21 mmol/l) associated with acute oliguric kidney failure. Continuous renal replacement therapy was started immediately...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261491/-bipolar-disorder-advances-in-the-prediction-of-lithium-response-and-development-of-new-therapies-using-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Renata Santos, Patrick Charnay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260083/lithium-induced-downbeat-nystagmus
#8
Flora Schein, Pierre Manoli, Pascal Cathébras
We report the case of a 76-year old lady under lithium carbonate for a bipolar disorder who presented with a suspected optic neuritis. A typical lithium-induced downbeat nystagmus was observed. Discontinuation of lithium therapy resulted in frank improvement in visual acuity and disappearance of the nystagmus.
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247520/lithium-induced-electrocardiographic-changes-a-complete-review
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REVIEW
Nikhil Mehta, Robert Vannozzi
Lithium has been used for the treatment of bipolar disorder for more than 6 decades. Reports of cardiac side effects resulting in both benign electrocardiographic (ECG) changes and near fatal arrhythmias have been reported in the literature. A systematic literature search was conducted on 2 electronic databases-PubMed and Medline-for the time period between January 1970 and March 2016 using the key word "lithium," along with "electrocardiography" or "ECG." All articles and their references were then screened by title for relevance by 2 authors and a librarian...
December 16, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234900/trace-lithium-and-mental-health
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REVIEW
Nobuyoshi Ishii, Takeshi Terao
Lithium therapy is generally accepted as a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder, and it is also identified as one of the best augmenting options for treatment-resistant depression. Furthermore, lithium has been investigated in association with suicide, dementia and aggressiveness. In this review, we examined articles about the effects of very small amounts of lithium in treating suicide, dementia, bipolar disorder and temperament, to assess the present state of trace lithium's effect on mental state. The results indicate that trace lithium may be effective for suicide prevention but randomized, placebo-controlled trials are required to draw a definite conclusion...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232311/lithium-colchicine-a-potential-strategy-to-reduce-pro-inflammatory-effects-of-lithium-treatment
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John J Mooney, Roscoe O Brady
PURPOSE: Rosenblat and McIntyre (Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2015;132: 180-191) propose that immune disorders are important mediators between bipolar disorders and medical comorbidities. Rosenblat et al (Bipolar Disord. 2016;18:89-101) present a meta-analysis showing that adjunctive anti-inflammatory agents could evoke moderate antidepressant responses in bipolar disorders. We propose using the anti-inflammatory drug colchicine to improve the long-term safety and efficacy of lithium treatment for bipolar disorders...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228982/electroconvulsive-therapy-for-manic-state-with-mixed-and-psychotic-features-in-a-teenager-with-bipolar-disorder-and-comorbid-episodic-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-a-case-report
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Olof Rask, Klara Suneson, Eva Holmström, Beata Bäckström, Björn Axel Johansson
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity of bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder is common in adolescence. Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms may be episodic and secondary to alterations in mood, and display specific features. Management of pediatric bipolar disorder-obsessive-compulsive disorder is challenging, as pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder may induce or exacerbate manic episodes and there is limited evidence of treatment efficacy. Electroconvulsive therapy is sparsely used in children and adolescents, but is documented to be a safe and efficacious intervention in adults with bipolar disorder...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227749/efficacy-and-safety-of-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-with-120-w-532%C3%A2-nm-laser-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-on-anticoagulation-or-antiplatelet-therapy-observations-on-long-term-outcomes
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Grzegorz Piotrowicz, Tomasz Syryło, Rafał Jedynak, Henryk Zieliński
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in the treatment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) on anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy. BACKGROUND: The "gold standard" of surgical treatment of BPH is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Since the risk of complications associated with TURP is still significant, there is a continuous search for safer and equally effective procedures...
December 11, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200562/prevalence-and-sociodemographic-profile-of-lithium-induced-cutaneous-side-effects-in-bipolar-affective-disorder-patients-a-1-year-prospective-observational-study-in-south-india
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B S Suganya Priyadharshini, I Syed Ummar
Objectives: Objective in our study is i) To assess the prevalence and sociodemographic profile of cutaneous side effects in bipolar affective disorder patients (BPAD) on lithium. ii) To assess the course of pre-existing skin reactions, when patient is initiated on lithium therapy. Methods: Lithium induced cutaneous side effects were assessed at baseline and monthly for 6 months followed by every 2 months over a year. Dermatologist opinion obtained to diagnose and treat for each patient who developed cutaneous side effects...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197846/severe-recurrent-hypothermia-in-an-elderly-patient-with-refractory-mania-associated-with-atypical-antipsychotic-valproic-acid-and-oxcarbazepine-therapy
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Oluwadamilare O Ajayi, Suzanne Holroyd
Hypothermia is a rare but serious condition that has been associated with various psychiatric medications. We present a 76-year-old woman with refractory mania who developed multiple episodes of severe hypothermia associated with several psychiatric medications including olanzapine, quetiapine, valproic acid and oxcarbazepine. These episodes resolved following discontinuation of the agents. The patient had never experienced hypothermia before, despite having been on these or similar agents for many years. With traditional treatments for mania not feasible, other medications were used to treat her including lithium, clonazepam, gabapentin and the novel protein kinase c inhibitor tamoxifen...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195125/effects-of-continuation-electroconvulsive-therapy-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-depressed-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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W Vaughn McCall, Sarah H Lisanby, Peter B Rosenquist, Mary Dooley, Mustafa M Husain, Rebecca G Knapp, Georgios Petrides, Matthew V Rudorfer, Robert C Young, Shawn M McClintock, Martina Mueller, Joan Prudic, Robert M Greenberg, Richard D Weiner, Samuel H Bailine, Nagy A Youssef, Laryssa McCloud, Charles H Kellner
We examined whether electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) plus medications ("STABLE + PHARM" group) had superior HRQOL compared with medications alone ("PHARM" group) as continuation strategy after successful acute right unilateral ECT for major depressive disorder (MDD). We hypothesized that scores from the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) would be higher during continuation treatment in the "STABLE + PHARM" group versus the "PHARM" group. The overall study design was called "Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly" (PRIDE)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183761/calculation-by-gamos-geant4-simulation-of-cellular-energy-distributions-from-alpha-and-lithium-7-particles-created-by-bnct
#17
Ayse Karaoglu, Pedro Arce, Diego Obradors, Juan I Lagares, Perihan Unak
Monte Carlo (MC) has demonstrated to be a suitable technique to evaluate the microdosimetric parameters at the cellular level for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT). The objectives of the current study are first to validate GAMOS MC codes with different Geant4 physics models for the range calculations of alpha particles. Once the proper physics is selected, the second objective is to determine the distributions of deposited energy in cellular medium originated by alpha and lithium-7 particles induced by 10B(n,α)7Li...
November 20, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182533/early-gabapentin-treatment-during-the-latency-period-increases-convulsive-threshold-reduces-microglial-activation-and-macrophage-infiltration-in-the-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-epilepsy
#18
Alicia Rossi, Veronica Murta, Jerónimo Auzmendi, Alberto Javier Ramos
The lithium-pilocarpine model of epilepsy reproduces several features of temporal lobe epilepsy in humans, including the chronological timeline of an initial latency period followed by the development of spontaneous seizures. Epilepsy therapies in humans are implemented, as a rule, after the onset of the spontaneous seizures. We here studied the potential effect on epileptogenesis of starting an early treatment during the latency period, in order to prevent the development of spontaneous seizures. Adult male Wistar rats were treated with 3 mEq/kg LiCl, and 20 h later 30 mg/kg pilocarpine...
November 28, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173781/psychopharmacology-of-bipolar-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents
#19
REVIEW
Ekaterina Stepanova, Robert L Findling
Bipolar disorder is a debilitating illness that often leads to functional impairment when untreated. Monotherapy with mood stabilizers is preferable, although combination therapy may be necessary in refractory cases. Most studies focus on the use of lithium, anticonvulsants, and second-generation antipsychotics in the treatment of acute manic or depressive phases, as well as maintaining adequate response after the episode. More research is needed in the area of psychopharmacology of pediatric bipolar disorder to bridge the gap between clinical needs and the available data...
December 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149756/residual-anxiety-may-be-associated-with-depressive-relapse-during-continuation-therapy-of-bipolar-ii-depression
#20
Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces, Jay D Amsterdam, Robert J DeRubeis
BACKGROUND: Anxiety symptoms are common in bipolar disorder. We explored the effect of anxiety on the outcome of acute and continuation pharmacotherapy of bipolar II depression. METHODS: Data were derived from a randomized double-blind 12-week acute (N = 129) and 6-month continuation (N = 55) comparison of venlafaxine versus lithium monotherapy in bipolar II depression in adults. We distinguished between the items of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) that capture depression vs...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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