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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783900/the-efficacy-comparison-of-citalopram-fluoxetine-and-placebo-on-motor-recovery-after-ischemic-stroke-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marjan Asadollahi, Mahtab Ramezani, Ziba Khanmoradi, Ehsan Karimialavijeh
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of oral citalopram, compared with fluoxetine and a placebo, in patients with post-stroke motor disabilities. DESIGN: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted between January 2015 and January 2016. SETTING: The neurology department of a university-affiliated urban hospital in Tehran, Iran. SUBJECTS: Ninety adult patients with acute ischemic stroke, hemiplegia, or hemiparesis and a Fugl-Meyer Motor Scale score of below 55 were included...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778006/environmentally-relevant-concentrations-of-tramadol-and-citalopram-alter-behaviour-of-an-aquatic-invertebrate
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M Buřič, K Grabicová, J Kubec, A Kouba, I Kuklina, P Kozák, R Grabic, T Randák
Environmental pollution by pharmaceutically active compounds, used in quantities similar to those of pesticides and other organic micropollutants, is increasingly recognized as a major threat to the aquatic environment. These compounds are only partly removed from wastewaters and, despite their low concentrations, directly and indirectly affect behaviour of freshwater organisms in natural habitats. The aim of this study was to behaviourally assess the effects of an opioid painkiller (tramadol) and antidepressant drug (citalopram) on behaviour patterns of a clonal model species, marbled crayfish...
May 14, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776950/clinical-effects-and-safety-of-electroacupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-post-stroke-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Xue-Bin Li, Jie Wang, An-Ding Xu, Jian-Min Huang, Lan-Qing Meng, Rui-Ya Huang, Jing Xu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) in the treatment of post-stroke depression (PSD). METHODS: A comprehensive literature search in the Pubmed, Embase, CENTRAL, ISI Web of Science, CNKI and Wanfang databases was conducted, and all relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were screened for eligibility by two independent reviewers. The Cochrane Collaboration's tool and Jadad score were used to assess the risk of bias of included studies, and only RCTs scoring ≥3 were included in a meta-analysis...
May 18, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765930/effect-of-fennel-on-the-health-status-of-menopausal-women-a-systematic-and-meta-analysis
#4
Talat Khadivzadeh, Mona Najaf Najafi, Leila Kargarfard, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Imaneh Khorsand
Objectives: The aim of the present study is the systematic and critical investigation of the effectiveness of fennel on the climacteric symptoms among menopausal females. Methods: A search of the trials studying the effect of fennel on menopausal females was conducted in 2017 using the MEDLINE and Scopus databases and the Cochrane Library with the following keywords: fennel, Foeniculum vulgare , and menopause. Results: Fennel combined with officinalis is more effective in the attenuating of sleep disorders compared to Citalopram...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763783/sex-differences-in-the-acth-and-cortisol-response-to-pharmacological-probes-are-stressor-specific-and-occur-regardless-of-alcohol-dependence-history
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Robert M Anthenelli, Jaimee L Heffner, Thomas J Blom, Belinda E Daniel, Benjamin S McKenna, Gary S Wand
Women and men differ in their risk for developing stress-related conditions such as alcohol use and anxiety disorders and there are gender differences in the typical sequence in which these disorders co-occur. However, the neural systems underlying these gender-biased psychopathologies and clinical course modifiers in humans are poorly understood and may involve both central and peripheral mechanisms regulating the limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. In the present randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, triple-dummy crossover study, we juxtaposed a centrally-acting, citalopram (2 mg/unit BMI) neuroendocrine stimulation test with a peripherally-acting, dexamethasone (Dex) (1...
May 4, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762694/comparative-study-of-postmortem-concentrations-of-antidepressants-in-several-different-matrices
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Åse Marit Leere Øiestad, Ritva Karinen, Sidsel Rogde, Stian Nilsen, Kari-Beate Boye Eldor, Gerd-Wenche Brochmann, Marianne Arnestad, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Mariana Dadalto Peres, Lena Kristoffersen, Vigdis Vindenes
Peripheral blood (PB) is considered to be the golden standard for measuring postmortem drug concentrations. In several cases, PB is however not available, but information regarding drug findings might still be crucial in order to determine the cause of death. Antidepressants are frequently detected in postmortem samples from forensic toxicology cases, but the literature investigating concentrations in other matrices than peripheral and heart blood is limited.We here describe a study for comparison of concentrations for a large number of different drugs in six different matrices...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762685/urine-multi-drug-screening-with-gc-ms-or-lc-ms-ms-using-salle-hybrid-ppt-spe
#7
Junhui Lee, Jiwon Park, Ahra Go, Heesung Moon, Sujin Kim, Sohee Jung, Wonjoon Jeong, Heesun Chung
To intoxicated patients in the emergency room, toxicological analysis can be considerably helpful for identifying the involved toxicants. In order to develop a urine multi-drug screening (UmDS) method, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) were used to determine targeted and unknown toxicants in urine. A GC-MS method in scan mode was validated for selectivity, limit of detection (LOD) and recovery. An LC-MS-MS multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) method was validated for lower LOD, recovery and matrix effect...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755571/plasma-oxytocin-level-and-sexual-dysfunction-in-depressed-women-treated-by-either-fluoxetine-or-citalopram-a-pilot-clinical-trial
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Mohammad Abbasinazari, Mona Heidari-Kord, Azadeh Mazaheri-Meybodi, Azadeh Eshraghi, Nima Bayati
Sexual dysfunction is a common cause of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) withdrawal. Various studies indicate that decreased oxytocin is involved as a mechanism of delayed ejaculation induced by SSRIs. The aim of the present pilot study was to evaluate and compare sexual dysfunction and oxytocin levels in women being treated with either fluoxetine or citalopram. Thirty-nine women with the diagnosis of major depressive disorder were enrolled in the study. A baseline blood sample was collected and each participant was given either fluoxetine 20 mg/d or citalopram 20 mg/d...
2018: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754067/enantiomeric-impurity-analysis-using-circular-dichroism-spectroscopy-with-united-states-pharmacopeia-liquid-chromatographic-methods
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Douglas Kirkpatrick, Margaret Fain, Jingyue Yang, Michael Trehy
Over 300 chiral drug substances lack official United States Pharmacopeia (USP) methods for the enantiomeric purity determination. Because enantiomeric analysis typically requires specialized methods for each drug compound, developing protocols for each of these 300+ substances would be an expensive and laborious endeavor. Alternatively, if a detector capable of determining the enantiomeric composition without chiral separation could be used with certain drug compounds, this could be implemented relatively rapidly into official testing monographs...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750737/inter-and-intraindividual-variation-of-methylphenidate-concentrations-in-serum-and-saliva-of-patients-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Joshua Preiskorn, Sophie Studer, Reinhold Rauh, Richard Lukačin, Christoph Geffert, Christian Fleischhaker, Hans-Willi Clement, Eberhard Schulz, Monica Biscaldi
BackgroundTherapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is becoming increasingly important in psychiatric therapy; especially in children. However, for several reasons, it cannot yet be implemented as a daily routine in clinical or outpatient settings. To evaluate new, non-invasive procedures; blood and saliva (oral fluid) samples were collected from patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who were also being administered methylphenidate (MPH). The study's main purposes were to correlate MPH concentrations in serum and saliva between subjects; and to analyze intraindividual variation of serum concentration...
May 3, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747656/maternal-drug-use-and-the-risk-of-anorectal-malformations-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nadine Zwink, Ekkehart Jenetzky
BACKGROUND: Origin of anorectal malformations (ARM) are considered multifactorial. Several genetic and non-genetic risk factors are discussed in literature. Maternal periconceptional medical drug use as possible risk factor, however, has not been reviewed systematically. METHODS: Studies published between 1977 and April 2017 were reviewed through systematic search in PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge and Scopus databases. Furthermore, related and cross-referencing publications were reviewed...
May 10, 2018: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746434/serum-and-saliva-concentrations-of-venlafaxine-o-desmethylvenlafaxine-quetiapine-and-citalopram-in-psychiatric-patients
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Katharina Ebert, Elena Maurice, Richard Lukačin, Christian Fleischhaker, Eberhard Schulz, Dieter Ebert, Hans-Willi Clement
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic drug monitoring has become increasingly important in psychiatric therapy. However, it is not yet implemented as a daily routine in clinical settings. To evaluate new, noninvasive procedures, we compared blood and saliva venlafaxine, quetiapine, and citalopram concentrations in samples collected from psychiatric patients. METHODS: We collected blood and saliva samples from 75 psychiatric patients (39 venlafaxine, 19 quetiapine, and 17 citalopram)...
June 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727988/effects-of-waterborne-antidepressants-on-non-target-animals-living-in-the-aquatic-environment-a-review
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REVIEW
Pavla Sehonova, Zdenka Svobodova, Petra Dolezelova, Petra Vosmerova, Caterina Faggio
After application, antidepressants, like other pharmaceuticals, are excreted from human body in their native form or as metabolites and enter the aquatic environment via different pathways. As concentrations of antidepressant residues in water continue to increase, their effects on non-target animals are being discussed. The aim of this study is to summarize current knowledge about the effects of wateborne antidepressants on non-target animals living in surface waters - invertebrates, fish and amphibians. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine, sertraline, and citalopram have been found to effect behavior, reproduction, and development in both invertebrates and vertebrates...
August 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727969/contamination-profiles-mass-loadings-and-sewage-epidemiology-of-neuropsychiatric-and-illicit-drugs-in-wastewater-and-river-waters-from-a-community-in-the-midwestern-united-states
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Allie J Skees, Katelyn S Foppe, Bommanna Loganathan, Bikram Subedi
In this study, residues of the neuropsychiatric and illicit drugs including stimulants, opioids, hallucinogens, antischizophrenics, sedatives, and antidepressants were determined in influent and effluent samples from a small wastewater treatment plant, a receiving creek, and river waters in the Four Rivers region of the Midwestern United States. Nineteen neuropsychiatric drugs, eight illicit drugs, and three metabolites of illicit drugs were detected and quantitated in the water samples using HPLC-MS/MS. Residual concentrations of the drugs varied from below the detection limit to sub-μg/L levels...
August 1, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723928/effect-of-abcb1-c3435t-polymorphism-on-pharmacokinetics-of-antipsychotics-and-antidepressants
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Miriam Saiz-Rodríguez, Carmen Belmonte, Manuel Román, Dolores Ochoa, Carolina Jiang-Zheng, Dora Koller, Gina Mejía, Pablo Zubiaur, Aneta Wojnicz, Francisco Abad-Santos
P-glycoprotein, encoded by ABCB1, is an ATP-dependent drug efflux pump which exports substances outside the cell. Some studies described connections between C3435T polymorphism T allele and lower P-glycoprotein expression; therefore homozygous T/T could show higher plasma levels. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of C3435T on pharmacokinetics of 4 antipsychotics (olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone and aripiprazole) and 4 antidepressants (trazodone, sertraline, agomelatine and citalopram). The study included 473 healthy volunteers receiving a single oral dose of one of these drugs, genotyped by real-time PCR...
May 3, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722042/bicarbonate-refractory-qrs-prolongation-and-left-bundle-branch-block-following-escitalopram-and-lamotrigine-overdose-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-toxic-left-bundle-branch-block
#16
A N Farkas, M Marcott, J H Yanta, A F Pizon
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Toxic prolongation of the QRS interval most often results from blockade of cardiac voltage-gated sodium channels and manifests on electrocardiogram with a right bundle-branch block-like morphology. Rarely, a left bundle-branch block (LBBB) morphology has been reported. CASE REPORT: We report a case of transient LBBB resultant from ingestion of lamotrigine and citalopram which was refractory to sodium bicarbonate therapy and eventually resolved spontaneously...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718282/suspected-driving-under-the-influence-case-involving-mitragynine
#17
Trista H Wright
Mitragynine is a novel psychoactive substance (NPS) that has emerged as a designer opioid being distributed on the street. Mitragynine, also known as kratom, has dose-dependent pharmacological effects and possesses both stimulant-like and sedative effects due to dual-binding of α-adrenergic and μ-opioid receptors. This herbal remedy readily available online has caused adverse effects including tachycardia, agitation, tremors, hallucination and death; however, this is the first reported suspected driving under the influence case involving mitragynine...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700231/use-of-subcutaneous-and-intraperitoneal-administration-methods-to-facilitate-cassette-dosing-in-microdialysis-studies-in-rats
#18
Matthew R Durk, Gauri Deshmukh, Nicole Valle, Xiao Ding, Bianca M Liederer, Xingrong Liu
Microdialysis is a powerful technique allowing for real-time measurement of unbound drug concentrations in brain interstitial fluid (ISF) in conscious animals. Use of microdialysis in drug discovery is limited by high resource requirement and low throughput, but this may be improved by cassette dosing. Administering multiple compounds intravenously (IV) of diverse physiochemical properties, it is often very challenging and time-consuming to identify a vehicle that can dissolve all the compounds. To overcome this limitation, the present study explores the possibility of administering a cassette dose of 9 diverse compounds (carbamazepine, citalopram, desmethylclozapine, diphenhydramine, gabapentin, metoclopramide, naltrexone, quinidine, and risperidone) in suspension, rather than in solution, by intraperitoneal and subcutaneous routes, and determining if this is a viable option for assessing BBB penetration in microdialysis studies...
April 26, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689690/changes-in-mirna-132-and-mir-124-levels-in-non-treated-and-citalopram-treated-patients-with-depression
#19
Yuan Fang, Qi Qiu, Shengyu Zhang, Lin Sun, Guanjun Li, Shifu Xiao, Xia Li
BACKGROUND: Neurotrophins including brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) are implicated in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD). Yet, the roles of brain-specific BDNF-related miRNAs miR-132 and miR-124 are unclear. METHODS: We enrolled 45 treatment-free patients with MDD, 32 citalopram-treated patients with MDD, and 32 healthy control subjects. Participants were assessed with the Hamilton Depression Scale (HAMD) and Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA)...
February 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688573/antidepressants-for-the-treatment-of-people-with-co-occurring-depression-and-alcohol-dependence
#20
REVIEW
Roberta Agabio, Emanuela Trogu, Pier Paolo Pani
BACKGROUND: Alcohol dependence is a major public health problem characterized by recidivism, and medical and psychosocial complications. The co-occurrence of major depression in people entering treatment for alcohol dependence is common, and represents a risk factor for morbidity and mortality, which negatively influences treatment outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and risks of antidepressants for the treatment of people with co-occurring depression and alcohol dependence...
April 24, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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