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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926353/randomized-double-blind-placebo-and-active-comparator-controlled-crossover-study-evaluating-the-abuse-potential-of-the-antiepileptic-drug-lacosamide-in-healthy-recreational-drug-users
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Kerri A Schoedel, Jens-Otto Andreas, Pamela Doty, Klaus Eckhardt, Edward M Sellers
PURPOSE: This phase 1, randomized, double-blind, placebo- and active comparator-controlled crossover study assessed the abuse potential of the antiepileptic drug, lacosamide. METHODS: After a qualification phase, 38 healthy, recreational central nervous system-depressant users were randomized to treatment sequences comprising single oral therapeutic (200 mg) and supratherapeutic (800 mg) doses of lacosamide, alprazolam (1.5 and 3 mg), and placebo. Subjective effects were assessed for 24 hours following each dose using a range of scales, with a 5- to 9-day washout between treatments...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923561/update-on-the-safety-of-phosphodiesterase-type-5-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Faysal A Yafi, Ira D Sharlip, Edgardo F Becher
INTRODUCTION: Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is) have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Although historically found to have limited drug-related adverse events, emerging data have suggested that PDE5Is might be associated with melanoma or recurrence of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. AIM: To summarize the literature on the safety of PDE5Is. METHODS: A literature review was performed through PubMed from 1990 through 2016 regarding ED...
September 8, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921667/polysubstance-use-among-adolescents-in-a-low-income-rural-community-latent-classes-for-middle-and-high-school-students
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Roderick A Rose, Caroline B R Evans, Paul R Smokowski, Matthew O Howard, Katie L Stalker
PURPOSE: Rural communities are currently being impacted by a nationwide epidemic of prescription opioid misuse. Rural adolescent substance users may be at substantial risk for later addiction to these and other drugs. METHODS: This study uses Latent Class Analysis to identify subtypes of polysubstance users among a sample of 7,074 rural adolescents. Separate models were estimated for middle- and high-school youth. Predictive validity was estimated using cumulative ordinal logistic regression of the classes on a set of youth and family characteristics...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921596/single-cocaine-exposure-does-not-alter-striatal-presynaptic-dopamine-function-in-mice-an-18-f-fdopa-pet-study
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D R Bonsall, M Kokkinou, M Veronese, C Coello, L A Wells, O D Howes
Cocaine is a recreational drug of abuse that binds to the dopamine transporter (DAT), preventing reuptake of dopamine into presynaptic terminals. The increased presence of synaptic dopamine results in stimulation of both pre- and postsynaptic dopamine receptors, considered an important mechanism by which cocaine elicits its reinforcing properties. However, the effects of acute cocaine administration on presynaptic dopamine function remain unclear. Non-invasive imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) have revealed impaired presynaptic dopamine function in chronic cocaine users...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919445/cognitive-effects-of-labeled-addictolytic-medications
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Camille Noélie Pujol, Cecilia Paasche, Vincent Laprevote, Benoit Trojak, Pierre Vidailhet, Elisabeth Bacon, Laurence Lalanne
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug usage is pervasive throughout the world, and abuse of these substances is a major contributor to the global disease burden. Many pharmacotherapies have been developed over the last 50years to target addictive disorders. While the efficacy of these pharmacotherapies is largely recognized, their cognitive impact is less known. However, all substance abuse disorders are known to promote cognitive disorders like executive dysfunction and memory impairment...
September 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917948/effects-of-methamphetamine-on-alloparental-behavior-in-male-and-female-prairie-voles
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Adam N Perry, Richard J Ortiz, Keziah R Hernandez, Bruce S Cushing
Psychostimulant abuse is associated with a variety of impairments in social functioning, including an increased frequency of depression and aggression and deficits in social cognition. Psychostimulants reduce social investigation in rats and mice; however, it is less clear how other forms of social behavior (e.g., prosocial behavior) are affected. Females are also generally more sensitive to the effects of psychostimulants on locomotion and stereotyped behavior, which suggests that females might also display greater disruption of prosocial behavior...
September 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917081/evaluation-of-the-ecstasy-influence-on-tramadol-and-its-main-metabolite-plasma-concentration-in-rats
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Bardia Jamali, Behjat Sheikholeslami, Yalda Hosseinzadeh Ardakani, Hoda Lavasani, Mohammad-Reza Rouini
BACKGROUND: Tramadol is prone to be abused alone, or in combination with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy). It was reported that 95% of people with a history of substance abuse in the United States used tramadol in 2004. According to the WHO report in 2016, there was a growing number of tramadol abusers alone or in combination with psychoactive substances such as MDMA in particular in some Middle East countries. Higher concentrations of tramadol in plasma may lead to adverse drug reactions or lethal intoxication...
September 16, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914563/patients-with-psychological-icpc-codes-in-primary-care-a-case-control-study-investigating-the-decade-before-presenting-with-problems
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Luc G Gidding, Mark G Spigt, Geert-Jan Dinant
BACKGROUND: Recognizing patients with psychological problems can be difficult for general practitioners (GPs). Use of information collected in electronic medical records (EMR) could facilitate recognition. OBJECTIVES: To assess relevant EMR parameters in the decade before patients present with psychological problems. METHODS: Exploratory case-control study assessing EMR parameters of 58 228 patients recorded between 2013 and 2015 by 54 GPs...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913486/the-switch-from-buprenorphine-to-tapentadol-is-it-worth
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REVIEW
Adriana Miclescu
Opioid analgesia continues to be the primary pharmacologic intervention for managing acute pain and malignant pain in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. The increasing use of opioids in chronic nonmalignant pain is more problematic. Opioid treatment is complicated with the risks raised by adverse effects, especially cognitive disturbance, respiratory depression but also the risk of tolerance, opioid abuse and drug-disease interactions. Despite the growing number of available opioids within the last years, adequate trials of opioid rotation are lacking and most of the information is anecdotal...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910830/consensus-guidelines-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-neuropsychopharmacology-update-2017
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C Hiemke, N Bergemann, H W Clement, A Conca, J Deckert, K Domschke, G Eckermann, K Egberts, M Gerlach, C Greiner, G Gründer, E Haen, U Havemann-Reinecke, G Hefner, R Helmer, G Janssen, E Jaquenoud, G Laux, T Messer, R Mössner, M J Müller, M Paulzen, B Pfuhlmann, P Riederer, A Saria, B Schoppek, G Schoretsanitis, M Schwarz, M Silva Gracia, B Stegmann, W Steimer, J C Stingl, M Uhr, S Ulrich, S Unterecker, R Waschgler, G Zernig, G Zurek, P Baumann
Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is the quantification and interpretation of drug concentrations in blood to optimize pharmacotherapy. It considers the interindividual variability of pharmacokinetics and thus enables personalized pharmacotherapy. In psychiatry and neurology, patient populations that may particularly benefit from TDM are children and adolescents, pregnant women, elderly patients, individuals with intellectual disabilities, patients with substance abuse disorders, forensic psychiatric patients or patients with known or suspected pharmacokinetic abnormalities...
September 14, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904357/social-demographic-shift-in-drug-users-at-the-first-ever-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-wuhan-china
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Cong Liu, Pu-Lin Liu, Quan-Lin Dong, Li Luo, Jun Xu, Wang Zhou, Xia Wang
The methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been initiated in Wuhan, China since early 2006. To understand the social-demographic, behavioral, and infectious diseases characteristics of drug users enrolled in their first-ever-MMT between 2006 and 2015, a retrospective observational study was implemented to also provide evidence for health policy-decisions to reduce harm and control disease. Pearson chi-square tests and t-tests were used to assess significant differences between two 5-year periods, 2006-2010 and 2011-2015...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903508/effect-of-paritaprevir-ritonavir-ombitasvir-dasabuvir-and-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-regimens-on-survival-compared-with-untreated-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-persons-results-from-erchives
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Adeel Ajwad Butt, Peng Yan, Tracey G Simon, Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra
Background: Interferon-based regimens are associated with a substantial survival benefit for persons infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Survival data with direct-acting antiviral agents are not available. We conducted this study to quantify the effect of paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, dasabuvir (PrOD) and ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (LDV/SOF) regimens upon mortality. Methods: In the Electronically Retrieved Cohort of HCV Infected Veterans (ERCHIVES), a well-established national cohort of HCV-infected Veterans, we identified HCV-infected persons initiated on PrOD or LDV/SOF, excluding those with human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B surface antigen positivity, hepatocellular carcinoma, or missing HCV RNA or FIB-4 scores...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901847/micrornas-to-monitor-pain-migraine-and-drug-treatment
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Luca Gallelli, Erika Cione, Maria Cristina Caroleo, Marco Carotenuto, Pasqualina Lagana, Antonio Siniscalchi, Vincenzo Guidetti
Migraine is a prevalent neurovascular disorders with a complex pathophysiology and therapeutic options characterized by important side effects or problems related to drug abuse. No specific biomarkers are recognized to be univocal for this subclinical condition, yet. In this concern microRNAs have been suggested as potentially useful screening/diagnostic tool, and research is underway to recognize the most effective candidate(s). microRNAs, able to regulate immune and neuronal processes are herein reported for both, mice models with multiple induced pain conditions and human subjects...
September 12, 2017: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900714/efficacy-of-peginterferon-plus-ribavirin-in-patients-receiving-opioid-substitution-therapy-final-results-of-the-austrian-peghope-study
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Michael Gschwantler, Hermann Laferl, Wolfgang Vogel, Wolfgang Korak, Stephan Moser, Harald Hofer, Bernhard Bauer, Michael Schleicher, Barbara Bognar, Martin Bischof, Rudolf Stauber, Andreas Maieron, Peter Ferenci
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of intravenous drug abuse included in an official opioid substitution program represent an important subgroup of patients with chronic hepatitis C. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of and adherence to treatment with peginterferon and ribavirin in Austrian patients on stable opioid substitution therapy (OST). METHODS: This prospective, multicenter, observational, non-interventional trial (clinicaltrials...
September 12, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895757/intoxications-in-the-strida-project-involving-a-panorama-of-psychostimulant-pyrovalerone-derivatives-mdpv-copycats
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Olof Beck, Matilda Bäckberg, Patrick Signell, Anders Helander
CONTEXT: An increasing number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) of different chemical classes have become available through marketing and sale over the Internet. This report from the Swedish STRIDA project presents the prevalence, laboratory results, and clinical features in intoxications involving 11 stimulant pyrovalerone NPS derivatives over a 5-year period. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of consecutive patients with admitted or suspected intake of NPS presenting to Swedish hospitals for emergency treatment from January 2011 to March 2016...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894547/a-novel-therapy-for-cocaine-dependence-during-abstinence-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bijan Pirnia, Ali Reza Moradi, Kambiz Pirnia, Parisa Kolahi, Rasool Roshan
BACKGROUND: Topiramate is an anticonvulsant drug and an ideal candidate for reducing the craving in people relying on cocaine. Contingency management is one of the common therapies in the domain of addiction. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to evaluate and compare three medication methods of Topiramate (TPM), Contingency Management (CM) and the combined TPM treatment and cash intervention on craving during abstinence. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted at Bijan Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Tehran, Iran, from December 15, 2014 to November 20, 2015...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894540/change-processes-questionnaire-for-treatment-of-drug-dependents-based-on-transtheoretical-model-psychometric-properties-in-iran-2016
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Reza Shahrabadi, Gholamreza Garmaroudi, Davod Shojaeizadeh, Mehdi Yaseri
BACKGROUND: Drug abuse is a serious subject that can lead to social, economic, cultural and health problems. The routine approaches in treatment of drug abuse are either medication or non-medication methods. Non-medication approach is focused on mental and social health. Non-drug treatment requires appropriate tools. OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity, reliability, and structure of the Processes of Change Questionnaire. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, which was conducted in 2016, three hundred sixty-two drug dependents in Sabzevar Substance Abuse Treatment Centers (Iran) were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893794/effects-of-hiv-1-tat-and-methamphetamine-on-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-and-function-in-vitro
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Sulay Patel, Crystal R Leibrand, Preetha Palasuberniam, Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Babette Weksler, Fay M Jahr, Joseph L McClay, Kurt F Hauser, MaryPeace McRae
Human immunodeficiency (HIV) infection results in neurocognitive deficits in about one half of infected individuals. Despite systemic effectiveness, restricted antiretroviral penetration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a major limitation in fighting CNS-localized infection. Drug abuse exacerbates HIV-induced cognitive and pathologic CNS changes. This study's purpose was to investigate the effects of the HIV-1 protein, Tat, and methamphetamine on factors affecting drug penetration across an in vitro BBB model...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892721/glial-and-neuroinflammatory-targets-for-treating-substance-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Ryan K Bachtell, Jermaine D Jones, Keith G Heinzerling, Patrick M Beardsley, Sandra D Comer
BACKGROUND: The plenary session at the 2016 Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction Conference focused on glia as potential players in the development, persistence and treatment of substance use disorders. Glia partake in various functions that are important for healthy brain activity. Drugs of abuse alter glial cell activity producing several perturbations in brain function that are thought to contribute to behavioral changes associated with substance use disorders...
August 31, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890714/gut-microbiota-analysis-in-rats-with-methamphetamine-induced-conditioned-place-preference
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Tingting Ning, Xiaokang Gong, Lingling Xie, Baomiao Ma
Methamphetamine abuse is a major public health crisis. Because accumulating evidence supports the hypothesis that the gut microbiota plays an important role in central nervous system (CNS) function, and research on the roles of the microbiome in CNS disorders holds conceivable promise for developing novel therapeutic avenues for treating CNS disorders, we sought to determine whether administration of methamphetamine leads to alterations in the intestinal microbiota. In this study, the gut microbiota profiles of rats with methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) were analyzed through 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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