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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355162/effects-of-low-dose-intravenous-dexamethasone-combined-with-caudal-analgesia-on-post-herniotomy-pain
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Omotayo Felicia Salami, Simbo Daisy Amanor-Boadu, Olayinka Ranti Eyelade, Simeon Olugbade Olateju
BACKGROUND: Caudal analgesia for postoperative pain relief in paediatric day-case surgery has been found to be of short duration, hence the need for addition of adjuncts to prolong the analgesia. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare the analgesic effects of caudal block with or without low-dose intravenous dexamethasone in children undergoing day-case herniotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective randomised controlled study conducted in male patients, aged between 1 and 7 years scheduled for herniotomy...
October 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354993/-effect-of-joss-stick-moxibustion-combined-with-pricking-and-cupping-for-acute-herpes-zoster-and-its-mechanism-of-analgesia
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Guoping Ye, Meiling Su, Dingyu Zhu, Linyun Zhang, Wang Lin, Li Huang, Mingxia Wu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of conventional western medication and joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping for herpes zoster in acute stage, and to explore its analgesic mechanism. METHODS: Seventy patients with acute herpes zoster were randomized into an observation group (33 cases after 2 dropping) and a control group (34 cases after 1 dropping). Patients in the observation group were treated with joss stick moxibustion combined with pricking and cupping at local ashi points for 7 times, once every other day...
December 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354972/-therapeutic-effect-observation-of-chronic-knee-joint-pain-assisted-with-the-central-square-needling-technique-of-the-thumb-tack-needles
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Yang Yang, Si Qi, Mengyue Liu, Yu Zhao, Ning Li
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the clinical therapeutic effects on chronic knee joint pain between the combination of the central-square needling technique of thumb-tack needles with the routine therapy of acupuncture, moxibustion and tuina and the routine therapy of acupuncture, moxibustion and tuina. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients of chronic knee joint pain were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each one...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353022/using-medical-examiner-case-narratives-to-improve-opioid-overdose-surveillance
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Emily Hurstak, Christopher Rowe, Caitlin Turner, Emily Behar, Rachel Cabugao, Nikolas P Lemos, Phillip Coffin
BACKGROUND: Current opioid overdose mortality surveillance methods do not capture the complexity of the overdose epidemic. Most rely on death certificates, which may underestimate both opioid analgesic and heroin deaths. Categorizing deaths using other characteristics from the death record including route of drug administration may provide useful information to design and evaluate overdose prevention interventions. METHODS: We reviewed California Electronic Death Reporting System records and San Francisco Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) toxicology reports and investigative case narratives for all unintentional opioid overdose deaths in San Francisco County from 2006 to 2012...
January 17, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350119/-medication-overuse-headache
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J A Pijpers, N J Wiendels, H Koppen, M D Ferrari, J Haan, G M Terwindt
- Medication-overuse headache is a highly prevalent disorder with a major impact on the quality of life.- Medication-overuse headache is defined as headache on ≥ 15 days per month with overuse of acute headache medication for ≥ 3 months. We talk about overuse in case of intake of simple analgesics on ≥ 15 days per month or triptans or combinations of analgesics on ≥ 10 days per month.- The underlying type of headache is usually migraine or tension-type headache.- One of the possible underlying mechanisms of medication-overuse headache is changed sensitivity as a consequence of central sensitisation...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349988/-comparison-of-analgesic-effects-between-multimodal-and-patient-controlled-intravenous-analgesia-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-perioperative-period-of-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Hua-Li Gao, Lian-Bo Xiao, Wei-Tao Zhai, Yong He, Fei Zhu, Lin Zheng, Xiu-Wei Han
OBJECTIVE: To compare the analgesic effect between multimodal and patient-controlled intravenous analgesia(PCIA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis(RA) in the perioperative period of knee joint replacement. METHODS: From June 2015 to June 2016, 40 RA patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty were randomly divided into two groups. There were 20 patients in PCIA group, including 3 males and 17 females, with an average age of(59.6±2.3) years old, who received controlled instillation of sufentanil analgesia controlled by an intravenous analgesia pump...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349583/enhanced-production-of-phenolic-acids-in-cell-suspension-culture-of-salvia-leriifolia-benth-using-growth-regulators-and-sucrose
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Masoomeh Modarres, Sedigheh Esmaeilzadeh Bahabadi, Mohammad Ehsan Taghavizadeh Yazdi
Salvia leriifolia Benth. (Lamiaceae) is an endangered medicinal plant with hypoglycemic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Many of the beneficial effects of Salvia spp. are attributed to the phenolic compounds. In the present study, an efficient procedure has been developed for establishment of cell suspension culture of S. leriifolia as a strategy to obtain an in vitro phenolic acids producing cell line for the first time. The effect of growth regulators and various concentrations of sucrose have been analyzed, to optimize biomass growth and phenolic acids production...
January 18, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349219/drug-involvement-in-fatal-overdoses
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Christopher J Ruhm
Death certificate data from the Multiple Cause of Death (MCOD) files were analyzed to better understand the drug categories most responsible for the increase in fatal overdoses occurring between 1999 and 2014. Statistical adjustment methods were used to account for the understatement in reported drug involvement occurring because death certificates frequently do not specify which drugs were involved in the deaths. The frequency of combination drug use introduced additional uncertainty and so a distinction was made between any versus exclusive drug involvement...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346228/analgesia-of-combined-femoral-triangle-and-obturator-nerve-blockade-is-superior-to-local-infiltration-analgesia-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-with-high-dose-intravenous-dexamethasone
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Charlotte Runge, Jan Mick Jensen, Louise Clemmesen, Henriette Bach Knudsen, Carsten Holm, Jens Børglum, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: High-dose intravenous dexamethasone reduces the postoperative opioid requirement and is often included in the multimodal analgesia strategy after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Combined obturator nerve and femoral triangle blockade (OFB) reduces the opioid consumption and pain after TKA better than local infiltration analgesia (LIA). The question is whether preoperative high-dose intravenous dexamethasone would cancel out the superior analgesic effect of OFB compared with LIA...
January 17, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344826/phytochemical-analysis-and-evaluation-of-the-antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-potential-of-phlorotannin-rich-fractions-from-three-mediterranean-brown-seaweeds
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Amal Abdelhamid, Meriem Jouini, Haifa Bel Haj Amor, Zeineb Mzoughi, Mehdi Dridi, Rafik Ben Said, Abderrahman Bouraoui
Phlorotannins, phenolic compounds produced exclusively by seaweeds, have been reported to possess various pharmacological properties. However, there have been few works on these compounds from Mediterranean seaweeds. In this study, we investigated the phytochemical analysis and pharmacological potential of phlorotannin-rich fractions from three brown seaweeds collected along the Tunisia coast: Cystoseira sedoides (PHT-SED), Cladostephus spongeosis (PHT-CLAD), and Padina pavonica (PHT-PAD). Phytochemical determinations showed considerable differences in total phenolic content (TPC) and phlorotannin content (PHT)...
January 18, 2018: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343448/optimizing-the-dose-of-local-infiltration-analgesia-and-gabapentin-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-single-blind-trial-in-128-patients
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Maurik H M van Haagen, Hennie Verburg, Brechtje Hesseling, Lauri Coors, Nick T van Dasselaar, Pim N J Langendijk, Nina M C Mathijssen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Effective analgesia is essential for postoperative recovery and rehabilitation in TKA. The challenge of analgesic regimes is to obtain adequate pain relief and maximum muscle control to mobilize and rehabilitate patients early. However, the optimal dose and best composition are not known. We hypothesized that there would be no differences in reported postoperative pain on the day of the TKA surgery as well as the first day after surgery when different combinations of ropivacain for LIA and gabapentin are given...
January 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328664/aconicarmisulfonine-a-a-sulfonated-c20-diterpenoid-alkaloid-from-the-lateral-roots-of-aconitum-carmichaelii
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Qinglan Guo, Huan Xia, Gaona Shi, Tiantai Zhang, Jiangong Shi
A novel sulfonated C20-diterpenoid alkaloid with an unprecedented carbon skeleton and significant analgesic activity (46.7% inhibition at 0.1 mg/kg, i.p.), named aconicarmisulfonine A (1), was isolated from an aqueous extract of the lateral roots of Aconitum carmichaelii. Its structure was determined by comprehensive analysis of spectroscopic data, especially by 2D NMR spectroscopic data combined with ECD calculation and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The plausible biosynthetic pathways of compound 1 are also discussed...
January 12, 2018: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325708/promising-roles-for-pharmacists-in-addressing-the-u-s-opioid-crisis
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Wilson M Compton, Christopher M Jones, Jack B Stein, Eric M Wargo
Overdoses of prescription or illicit opioids claimed the lives of 116 Americans each day in 2016, and the crisis continues to escalate. As healthcare systems evolve to address the crisis, the potential of pharmacists to make a positive difference is significant. In addition to utilizing available prescription drug monitoring programs to help prevent diversion of opioids, practicing pharmacists can be alert for signs of opioid misuse by patients (e.g., multiple prescriptions from different physicians) as well as inappropriate prescribing or hazardous drug combinations that physicians may not be aware of (e...
December 31, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317965/perioperative-anesthetic-management-of-a-case-of-rare-ectopic-pheochromocytoma
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Aihua Jiang, Haiqiao Zhang, Xiaofei Liu, Huishan Zhao
We report an unusual case of pheochromacytoma and investigate the perioperative anesthetic management methods for giant abdominal aortic pheochromocytoma. We analyzed and summarized the recent clinical anesthetic management and experience in the hospital for a giant abdominal aortic pheochromocytoma, with the size of 20 × 14 × 5 cm. Under general anesthesia combined with TAPB, the resection of the giant abdominal aorta pheochromocytoma was successfully completed, and the patient was cured and discharged. Well planned and careful management resulted in patient with stable blood pressure, blood volume and cardiac functions, free from complications...
December 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316911/the-standardized-withania-somnifera-dunal-root-extract-alters-basal-and-morphine-induced-opioid-receptor-gene-expression-changes-in-neuroblastoma-cells
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Francesca Felicia Caputi, Elio Acquas, Sanjay Kasture, Stefania Ruiu, Sanzio Candeletti, Patrizia Romualdi
BACKGROUND: Behavioral studies demonstrated that the administration of Withania somnifera Dunal roots extract (WSE), prolongs morphine-elicited analgesia and reduces the development of tolerance to the morphine's analgesic effect; however, little is known about the underpinning molecular mechanism(s). In order to shed light on this issue in the present paper we explored whether WSE promotes alterations of μ (MOP) and nociceptin (NOP) opioid receptors gene expression in neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
January 10, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314262/adverse-drug-reactions-of-analgesic-medicines-analysis-of-the-romanian-pharmacovigilance-database
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Irina Cazacu, Roxana Stroe, Roxana Dondera, Cristina Mogosan, Françoise Haramburu, Annie Fourrier-Réglat, Felicia Loghin
The results of national safety studies are essential for decision-making at the regulatory level and have also educational implications for prescribing patterns. The aim of the present study was to analyze the ADRs of analgesic medicines spontaneously reported to Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Service of the Romanian National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices between 2011 and 2015. For the 71 reports, patients had a mean age of 39.8 years; 60.6% of patients were female, 38% male and 1.4% were unknown...
January 4, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314177/assessment-of-the-antinociceptive-and-ulcerogenic-activity-of-the-tapentadol-diclofenac-combination-in-rodents
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Juan R Zapata-Morales, Ángel J Alonso-Castro, Vinicio Granado-Soto, Sergio Sánchez-Enriquez, Mario A Isiordia-Espinoza
Preclinical Research & Development The objective of the present study was to evaluate the tapentadol-diclofenac combination in three dose-ratios in the mouse acetic acid-induced visceral pain and their ulcerogenic activity on the stomachal mucous. Dose-response curves were generated for tapentadol, diclofenac, and their combination in the acetic acid-induced writhing test in mice. Moreover, the stomachs of animals were surgically removal and gastrointestinal ulcerogenic action of the combination was assessed...
January 3, 2018: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308587/opioids-with-abuse-deterrent-properties-a-regulatory-and-technological-overview
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J David Haddox
Three concurrent public health problems coexist in the United States: endemic nonmedical use/misuse of opioid analgesics, epidemic overdose fatalities involving opioid analgesics, and endemic chronic pain in adults. These intertwined issues comprise an opioid crisis that has spurred the development of formulations of opioids with abuse-deterrent properties and label claims (OADP). To reduce abuse and misuse of prescription opioids, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a formal Guidance to drug developers that delineates four categories of testing to generate data sufficient for a description of a product's abuse-deterrent properties, along with associated claims, in its Full Prescribing Information (FPI)...
November 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306307/observational-study-of-drug-drug-interactions-in-oncological-inpatients
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María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco, Miguel Almanchel-Rivadeneyra, Aina Tomás-Luiz, Sandra Pelegrín-Montesinos, Cristina Ramírez-Roig, Juan José Fernández-Ávila
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of potential clinically relevant drug- drug interactions in adult oncological inpatients, as well as to describe the most  frequent interactions. A standard database was used. METHOD: An observational, transversal, and descriptive study including patients  admitted to the Oncology Service of a reference hospital. All prescriptions were  collected twice a week during a month. They were analysed using Lexicomp®  database, recording all interactions classified with a level of risk: C, D or X...
January 1, 2018: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305399/edc-impact-is-exposure-during-pregnancy-to-acetaminophen-paracetamol-disrupting-female-reproductive-development
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Frederic Schrøder Arendrup, Séverine Mazaud-Guittot, Bernard Jégou, David Møbjerg Kristensen
Concern has been raised over chemical induced disruption of ovarigenesis during fetal life resulting in long-lasting consequences only manifesting themselves much later during adulthood. A growing body of evidence suggest that prenatal exposure to the mild analgesic acetaminophen/paracetamol can cause such a scenario. In this Review, we therefore discuss three recent reports that collectively indicating that prenatal exposure in a window around 13.5 days post coitum in both rats and mouse can result in reduced female reproductive health...
January 5, 2018: Endocrine Connections
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