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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716656/atomoxetine-in-abstinent-cocaine-users-cognitive-subjective-and-cardiovascular-effects
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Elise E DeVito, Aryeh I Herman, Noah S Konkus, Huiping Zhang, Mehmet Sofuoglu
No pharmacotherapies are approved for the treatment of cocaine use disorders (CUD). Behavioral treatments for CUD are efficacious for some individuals, but recovery rates from CUD remain low. Cognitive impairments in CUD have been linked with poorer clinical outcomes. Cognitive enhancing pharmacotherapies have been proposed as promising treatments for CUD. Atomoxetine, a norepinephrine transporter inhibitor, shows potential as a treatment for CUD based on its efficacy as a cognitive enhancer in other clinical populations and impact on addictive processes in preclinical and human laboratory studies...
July 14, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716515/calming-the-storm-dysautonomia-for-the-pediatrician
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Justin M Burton, Olga M Morozova
Dysautonomia is a potentially life-threatening syndrome seen in many different types of brain injuries. It involves paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity and typically includes a constellation of symptoms, including: tachycardia, tachypnea, hyperthermia, hypertension, diaphoresis, hypertonia, and/or decerebrate or decorticate posturing. It is a clinical diagnosis of exclusion. A multimodal treatment approach is necessary including environmental modifications along with pharmacotherapy. Early management can help prevent comorbidities including secondary brain injury while also improving patient outcomes...
July 14, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716503/effectiveness-of-otolith-repositioning-maneuvers-and-vestibular-rehabilitation-exercises-in-elderly-people-with-benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-a-systematic-review
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Karyna Figueiredo Ribeiro, Bruna S Oliveira, Raysa V Freitas, Lidiane M Ferreira, Nandini Deshpande, Ricardo O Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is highly prevalent in elderly people. This condition is related to vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, poor balance, gait disturbance, and an increase in risk of falls, leading to postural changes and quality of life decreasing. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes obtained by clinical trials on the effectiveness of Otolith Repositioning Maneuver (ORM) and Vestibular Rehabilitation (VR) exercises in the treatment of BPPV in elderly...
June 29, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716467/clinically-relevant-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-outpatients-a-nationwide-database-study
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Janja Jazbar, Igor Locatelli, Nejc Horvat, Mitja Kos
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events due to drug-drug interactions (DDIs) represent a considerable public health burden, also in Slovenia. A better understanding of the most frequently occurring potential DDIs may enable safer pharmacotherapy and minimize drug-related problems. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of potential DDIs among outpatients in Slovenia. METHODS: An analysis of potential DDIs was performed using health claims data on prescription drugs from a nationwide database...
July 11, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715776/gender-differences-in-the-real-world-effectiveness-of-smoking-cessation-medications-findings-from-the-2010-2011-tobacco-use-supplement-to-the-current-population-survey
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Philip H Smith, Ju Zhang, Andrea H Weinberger, Carolyn M Mazure, Sherry A McKee
BACKGROUND: Meta-analyses of clinical trial data have identified clinically relevant gender differences in the efficacy of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy. It is unclear whether these findings are generalizable to smokers quitting in real-world contexts. METHODS: Using Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) 2010-2011 cross-sectional data, we generated propensity score matched samples of smokers who quit either unassisted by medication, using only varenicline, or using only transdermal nicotine patch (TNP)...
July 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715621/electroconvulsive-therapy-during-pregnancy
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Aubrey Thyen, Puneet Narang, Simrat Sarai, Gulay Tegin, Steven Lippmann
Women often experience worsening mood disorder symptoms during pregnancy. Women with mood disorders have an increased risk for suboptimal prenatal care, inadequate weight gain, and more substance abuse during pregnancy. It is often difficult to balance pharmacotherapy risks to a developing fetus versus not medicinally treating maternal mental health conditions. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a rapid and effective treatment option that can be an appropriate intervention in some women during pregnancy. This report presents an overview of ECT in pregnancy and the case of a 28-year-old pregnant woman with bipolar mania who responded well to ECT...
July 13, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714603/variations-in-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-children-with-prenatal-ssri-antidepressant-exposure
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Naama Rotem-Kohavi, Tim F Oberlander
Mood disorders and treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants during pregnancy are common and both pose neurodevelopmental risks. This often makes the decision to treat prenatal depression with pharmacotherapy (i.e., antidepressants) challenging for clinicians and mothers. SSRIs block the reuptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin (5HT) and given its developmental role, it is not inconceivable that early changes in 5HT signaling could have an impact on early brain development...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713862/metabolic-surgery-gastric-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Maria Del Pilar Quevedo, Mariano Palermo, Edgardo Serra, Marianela A Ackermann
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the largest health emergencies of the 21st century given the worldwide increase of obesity during the last decades and its close association. T2DM is an inherited, polygenic and chronic disease caused by the interaction between several genetic variants in genes and the environment. The continuous search for new and more effective tools to achieve appropriate glycemic control became imperative in order to reduce long-term complications and mortality rates related to T2DM...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712052/pharmacotherapy-for-pediatric-neurogenic-bladder
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Paweł Kroll
Neurogenic bladder (NB) is a nonspecific term that may describe conditions ranging from areflectic noncontractile bladder to detrusor overactivity. The most common cause of NB in children is the presence of dysraphic malformations. Urodynamic evaluations make it possible to describe bladder dysfunctions and to plan a therapeutic strategy for each patient. In a child with NB there are two major dangerous functional problems seen in urodynamic investigations: high intravesical pressure in the storage phase and high pressure during urination...
July 15, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710917/for-whom-does-interpersonal-psychotherapy-work-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Samantha L Bernecker, Alice E Coyne, Michael J Constantino, Paula Ravitz
The efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) to treat depression and other disorders is well established, yet it remains unknown which patients will benefit more from IPT than another treatment. This review summarizes 46years of clinical trial research on patient characteristics that moderate the relative efficacy of IPT vs. different treatments. Across 57 studies from 33 trials comparing IPT to pharmacotherapy, another psychotherapy, or control, there were few consistent indicators of when IPT would be more or less effective than another treatment...
July 8, 2017: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710873/mecamylamine-treatment-for-alcohol-dependence-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ismene L Petrakis, Elizabeth Ralevski, Ralitza Gueorguieva, Stephanie S O'Malley, Albert Arias, Kevin A Sevarino, Jane S Jane, Erin O'Brien, John H Krystal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist, mecamylamine, is a potential novel pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder. The aims were to compare alcohol consumption between mecamylamine and placebo and test if smoking status modified treatment effects. DESIGN: Outpatient, randomized, double-blind clinical trial for 12 weeks of treatment with mecamylamine (10mg) (n=65) vs. placebo (n=63). SETTING: Connecticut, USA...
July 15, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710048/long-term-results-of-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-for-neuropathic-pain
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Sandra Gj Boccard, Simon J Prangnell, Laurie Pycroft, Binith Cheeran, Liz Moir, Erlick Ac Pereira, James J Fitzgerald, Alexander L Green, Tipu Z Aziz
BACKGROUND: Deep Brain Stimulation of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex is a recent technique that has shown some promising short-term results in patients with chronic refractory neuropathic pain. Three years after the first case-series, we assessed its efficacy on a larger cohort, with longer follow-up. METHODS: 24 patients (19 males; 49.1 years) with neuropathic pain underwent bilateral ACC DBS. Patient reported outcome measures were collected pre- and post-surgery, using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS), Short-Form 36 quality of life (SF-36), McGill pain (MPQ) and EuroQol-5D questionnaires...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708944/indirect-comparison-of-bronchial-thermoplasty-versus-omalizumab-for-uncontrolled-severe-asthma
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Robert M Niven, Michael R Simmonds, Michael J Cangelosi, Dominic P Tilden, Suzanne Cottrell, Narinder S Shargill
OBJECTIVE: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) as an add-on therapy for uncontrolled severe asthma is an alternative to biologic therapies like omalizumab (OM). We conducted an indirect treatment comparison (ITC) to appraise comparative effectiveness of BT and OM. METHODS: A systematic literature review identified relevant randomized controlled trials. The ITC followed accepted methodology. RESULTS: The ITC comprised a sham-controlled trial of BT (AIR2) and two placebo-controlled trials of OM (INNOVATE; EXTRA)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707286/intragastric-balloon-treatment-for-obesity-review-of-recent-studies
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REVIEW
Chinara M Tate, Allan Geliebter
INTRODUCTION: The FDA recently approved three intragastric balloon (IGB) devices, ReShape, ORBERA™, and Obalon for treatment of obesity. Given the high cost, complication risk, and invasiveness of bariatric surgery, IGB treatment may present a safer and lower cost option for weight reduction. IGBs are generally placed in the stomach endoscopically for up to 6 months to reduce gastric capacity, enhance feelings of fullness, and induce weight loss. The mechanism of action likely involves stimulation of gastric mechanoreceptors triggering short-acting vagal signals to brain regions implicated in satiety...
July 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705606/regenerative-approaches-for-cartilage-repair-in-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Meihan Li, Rong Xiao, Jing B Li, Qing Zhu
Osteoarthritis (OA) as a debilitating affliction of joints currently affects millions of people and remains an unsolved problem. The disease involves multiple cellular and molecular pathways that converge on the progressive destruction of cartilage. Activation of cartilage regenerative potential and specific targeting pathogenic mediators have been the major focus of research efforts aimed at slowing the progression of cartilage degeneration and preserve joint function. This review will summarize recent key discoveries toward better understanding of the complex mechanisms behind OA development and highlight the latest advances in basic and clinical research in the approach for cartilage regeneration...
July 10, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705298/methamphetamine-related-disorders
#16
Euphrosyne Gouzoulis-Mayfrank, Roland Härtel-Petri, Willem Hamdorf, Ursula Havemann-Reinecke, Stephan Mühlig, Norbert Wodarz
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine is considered more dangerous than other stimulants because of its acute complications, long-term neurotoxicity, and potential for drug dependence. Until now, there have been no evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of methamphetamine-related disorders, either in Germany or abroad. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed on the treatment of methamphetamine-related disorders. Based on this literature review, a multidisciplinary expert panel developed recommendations using the nominal group technique...
June 30, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703949/psychotherapy-alone-and-combined-with-medication-as-treatments-for-bipolar-ii-depression-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Holly A Swartz, Paola Rucci, Michael E Thase, Meredith Wallace, Elisa Carretta, Karen L Celedonia, Ellen Frank
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar II disorder (BP-II) is associated with marked morbidity and mortality. Quetiapine, the treatment with greatest evidence for efficacy in BP-II depression, is associated with metabolic burden. Psychotherapy, a treatment with few side effects, has not been systematically evaluated in BP-II. This study compared psychotherapy plus placebo to psychotherapy plus pharmacotherapy as treatments for BP-II depression. METHODS: From 2010 to 2015, unmedicated adults (n = 92) with DSM-IV-TR BP-II depression were randomly assigned to weekly sessions of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) plus placebo or IPSRT plus quetiapine and followed for 20 weeks...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703262/-adequacy-of-treatment-for-chronic-anxiety-or-depression-an-exploratory-study-of-treatment-practice
#18
A Smit, A Kemps, M Zoun, J Spijker
Many patients with anxiety or depression receiving specialised outpatient treatment at mental health centres do not fully recover. Relapse and chronic course are common. This raises questions about the adequacy of the treatment they receive.<br/> AIM: To obtain insight into the type and length of the treatment given to patients with chronic anxiety or depression.<br/> METHOD: We collected data as part of a national study involving 12 mental health trusts. To be included in the study, patients had to satisfy certain criteria: they had to have received specialised treatment for anxiety or depression for at least two years and there had to be concerns whether these patients would benefit from further treatment in this setting...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703015/guidelines-for-the-pharmacotherapy-of-schizophrenia-in-adults
#19
Gary Remington, Donald Addington, William Honer, Zahinoor Ismail, Thomas Raedler, Michael Teehan
OBJECTIVE: The present guidelines address the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia in adults across different stages, phases, and symptom domains. METHOD: Guidelines were developed using the ADAPTE process, which takes advantage of existing guidelines. Six guidelines were identified for adaptation, with recommendations extracted from each. For those specific to the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia in adults, a working group selected between guidelines and recommendations to create an adapted guideline...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701682/prognostic-impact-of-segmental-wall-motion-abnormality-in-patients-with-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#20
Yuichiro Iida, Takayuki Inomata, Toyoji Kaida, Teppei Fujita, Yuki Ikeda, Takeru Nabeta, Shunsuke Ishii, Toshimi Koitabashi, Ichiro Takeuchi, Junya Ako
The clinical impact of left ventricular (LV) segmental wall motion abnormalities (SWMA) in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) has not been well elucidated.Among 100 consecutive IDCM patients with follow-up visits, we enrolled 85 after excluding those with left bundle branch block and/or ventricular pacemaker implantation. LV wall motion was assessed using left ventriculography scored for 7 segments according to the American Heart Association classification as follows: 0, normokinesis; 1, hypokinesis; 2, akinesis; and 3, dyskinesis...
July 13, 2017: International Heart Journal
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