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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716996/long-term-benzodiazepine-and-z-drugs-use-in-the-uk-a-survey-of-general-practice
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James Davies, Todd C Rae, Luke Montagu
BACKGROUND: Current British National Formulary (BNF) guidelines state that benzodiazepines and zolpidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon, commonly known as Z-drugs (BZD), be prescribed for no more than 4 weeks, although anecdotal data suggest that many patients are prescribed BZDs for much longer. As there are no recent, evidence-based estimates of long-term (>12 months) BZD use in the UK, the scale of this potential problem is unknown. AIM: To produce the first reliable, evidence-based estimate of long-term BZD use in the UK...
July 17, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715729/consistent-association-between-hypnotics-sedatives-and-non-traffic-injuries-results-from-a-national-household-survey
#2
María Del Mar Martín-Rodríguez, José Pulido, Eladio Jiménez-Mejías, Juan Hoyos, Pablo Lardelli-Claret, Gregorio Barrio
AIM: To quantify the relationship between patterns of psychostimulants, hypnotics/sedatives and alcohol consumption and the frequency of unintentional non-traffic injuries (UNTIs) requiring medical assistant in Spain. METHODS: We carried out a cross sectional study using a randomized pooled sample from two household surveys on psychoactive drugs use (n=51,649 subjects aged 15-64 years). We estimated the magnitude of the association between the use of psychostimulants and hypnotics/sedatives in the last 12 months as well as alcohol consumption in the last 30days with the occurrence of UNTIs in the last 12 months (falls, knocks/bumps and cuts) by building several logistic regression models, which took into account the effect of sociodemographic characteristics and the use of other psychoactive drugs (including cannabis)...
July 14, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710597/capsule-commentary-on-garland-et-al-randomized-controlled-trial-of-brief-mindfulness-training-and-hypnotic-suggestion-for-acute-pain-relief-in-the-hospital-setting
#3
Emily S Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706097/changes-in-psychosocial-and-physical-working-conditions-and-psychotropic-medication-in-ageing-public-sector-employees-a-record-linkage-follow-up-study
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Anne Kouvonen, Minna Mänty, Tea Lallukka, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma, Ossi Rahkonen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether changes in psychosocial and physical working conditions are associated with subsequent psychotropic medication in ageing employees. METHODS: Data were from the Helsinki Health Study, a cohort study of Finnish municipal employees, aged 40-60 years at phase 1 (2000-2002). Changes in psychosocial and physical working conditions were measured between phase 1 and phase 2 (2007). Survey data were longitudinally linked to data on prescribed, reimbursed psychotropic medication purchases (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical) obtained from the registers of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland between the phase 2 survey and December 2013 (N=3587; 80% women)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704734/metacognition-of-agency-is-reduced-in-high-hypnotic-suggestibility
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Devin B Terhune, Love R A Hedman
A disruption in the sense of agency is the primary phenomenological feature of response to hypnotic suggestions but its cognitive basis remains elusive. Here we tested the proposal that distorted volition during response to suggestions arises from poor metacognition pertaining to the sources of one's control. Highly suggestible and control participants completed a motor task in which performance was reduced through surreptitious manipulations of cursor lag and stimuli speed. Highly suggestible participants did not differ from controls in performance or metacognition of performance, but their sense of agency was less sensitive to cursor lag manipulations, suggesting reduced awareness that their control was being manipulated...
July 10, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702870/randomized-controlled-trial-of-brief-mindfulness-training-and-hypnotic-suggestion-for-acute-pain-relief-in-the-hospital-setting
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Eric L Garland, Anne K Baker, Paula Larsen, Michael R Riquino, Sarah E Priddy, Elizabeth Thomas, Adam W Hanley, Patricia Galbraith, Nathan Wanner, Yoshio Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Medical management of acute pain among hospital inpatients may be enhanced by mind-body interventions. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that a single, scripted session of mindfulness training focused on acceptance of pain or hypnotic suggestion focused on changing pain sensations through imagery would significantly reduce acute pain intensity and unpleasantness compared to a psychoeducation pain coping control. We also hypothesized that mindfulness and suggestion would produce significant improvements in secondary outcomes including relaxation, pleasant body sensations, anxiety, and desire for opioids, compared to the control condition...
July 12, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694098/sleep-promoting-potential-of-low-dose-%C3%AE-asarone-in-rat-model
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Arathi Radhakrishnan, N Jayakumari, Velayudhan Mohan Kumar, Kamalesh K Gulia
Commonly used hypnotics have undesirable side-effects, especially during continuous usage. On the other hand, some herbal products, which are used for prolonged periods, are suggested to have a sleep inducing property, though the claims have not been validated scientifically. The hypnotic potential of α-Asarone, an active principle of Acorus species, was tested in the present study by first identifying the optimal dose of α-Asarone for improving sleep, followed by studies that evaluated the effect of repeated administration of this optimal dose for five days on sleep deprived rats...
July 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693443/association-of-benzodiazepine-and-z-drug-use-with-the-risk-of-hospitalisation-for-fall-related-injuries-among-older-people-a-nationwide-nested-case-control-study-in-taiwan
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Nan-Wen Yu, Pei-Jung Chen, Hui-Ju Tsai, Chih-Wan Huang, Yu-Wen Chiu, Wen-Ing Tsay, Jui Hsu, Chia-Ming Chang
BACKGROUND: Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z-drugs) are advocated to be safer than benzodiazepines (BZDs). This study comprehensively investigated the association of BZD and Z-drug usage with the risk of hospitalisation for fall-related injuries in older people. METHODS: This study used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database with a nested matched case-control design. We identified 2238 elderly patients who had been hospitalised for fall-related injuries between 2003 and 2012...
July 11, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680342/residual-effects-of-eszopiclone-and-placebo-in-healthy-elderly-subjects-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Jun Takahashi, Takashi Kanbayashi, Sachiko Ito Uemura, Youhei Sagawa, Kou Tsutsui, Yuya Takahashi, Yuki Omori, Aya Imanishi, Masahiro Takeshima, Masahiro Satake, Tetsuo Shimizu
Next-day residual effects are a common problem with current hypnotics. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the residual effects of eszopiclone on the physical and cognitive functions of healthy elderly people in the early morning and the day following drug administration. Four men and six women aged 63-72 years were administered eszopiclone 1 mg or placebo in a randomized, double-blind and crossover design. Measures of objective parameters and subjective ratings were obtained at 4:00, 6:00, and every 2 h from 6:00 to 16:00 hours...
2017: Sleep and Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675257/-influence-of-depression-on-the-initial-diagnosis-and-the-evolution-of-cognitive-impairment
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C Cenalmor-Aparicio, N Bravo-Quelle, J Miranda-Acuna, E Luque-Buzo, J Herrera-Tejedor, J Olazaran-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: Depression and cognitive impairment maintain a close and complex relationship, which could be modified by pharmacological treatment. AIM: To analyze the influence of depression and antidepressive medication on the initial diagnosis and the evolution of cognitive impairment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All the patients derived to a Neurology clinic due to complaints or suspicion of cognitive impairment, during a period of nine years, were studied...
July 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669582/substance-related-disorders-a-review-of-prevalence-and-correlates-among-patients-with-chronic-pain
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REVIEW
Marc O Martel, Yoram Shir, Mark A Ware
Over the past few decades, research has revealed high rates of substance-related disorders among patients with chronic pain. In addition to their potentially deleterious health consequences, substance-related disorders have consistently been associated with negative pain-related outcomes among patients with chronic pain. The goal of this narrative review was to provide an overview of studies that have examined the prevalence and correlates of substance-related disorders among patients with chronic pain. A particular focus was placed on opioids, sedatives/hypnotics, cannabis, tobacco, and alcohol given that these substances have received the bulk of research attention among patients with pain...
June 29, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665814/investigation-of-slow-wave-activity-saturation-during-surgical-anesthesia-reveals-a-signature-of-neural-inertia-in-humans
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Catherine E Warnaby, Jamie W Sleigh, Darren Hight, Saad Jbabdi, Irene Tracey
BACKGROUND: Previously, we showed experimentally that saturation of slow-wave activity provides a potentially individualized neurophysiologic endpoint for perception loss during anesthesia. Furthermore, it is clear that induction and emergence from anesthesia are not symmetrically reversible processes. The observed hysteresis is potentially underpinned by a neural inertia mechanism as proposed in animal studies. METHODS: In an advanced secondary analysis of 393 individual electroencephalographic data sets, we used slow-wave activity dose-response relationships to parameterize slow-wave activity saturation during induction and emergence from surgical anesthesia...
June 30, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662343/effect-of-chronic-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-ghb-administration-on-ghb-toxicokinetics-and-ghb-induced-respiratory-depression
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Bridget L Morse, Gurkishan S Chadha, Melanie A Felmlee, Kristin E Follman, Marilyn E Morris
BACKGROUND: γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) has a high potential for illicit use; overdose of this compound results in sedation, respiratory depression and death. Tolerance to the hypnotic/sedative and electroencephalogram effects of GHB occurs with chronic GHB administration; however, tolerance to respiratory depression has not been evaluated. GHB toxicodynamic effects are mediated predominantly by GABAB receptors. Chronic treatment may affect monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) and alter the absorption, renal clearance and brain uptake of GHB...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660652/change-in-use-of-sleep-medications-after-gastric-bypass-surgery-or-intensive-lifestyle-treatment-in-adults-with-obesity
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Winda L Ng, Anna Peeters, Ingmar Näslund, Johan Ottosson, Kari Johansson, Claude Marcus, Jonathan E Shaw, Gustaf Bruze, Johan Sundström, Martin Neovius
OBJECTIVE: To examine the change in use of hypnotics and/or sedatives after gastric bypass surgery or intensive lifestyle modification in adults with obesity. METHODS: Adults with obesity who underwent gastric bypass surgery or initiated intensive lifestyle modification between 2007 and 2012 were identified through the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry and a Swedish commercial weight loss database. The two cohorts were matched on BMI, age, sex, education, history of hypnotics and/or sedatives use, and treatment year (surgery n = 20,626; lifestyle n = 11,973; 77% women, mean age 41 years, mean BMI 41 kg/m(2) )...
June 29, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651394/-relationship-between-sleep-status-and-the-risk-of-diabetes-in-adults
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J Su, R Tao, J Y Zhou, J Yang, Y Qin, Y H Hu, Y Lu, J R Jin, Z Bian, Y Guo, Z M Chen, L M Li, M Wu
Objective: To explore the relationship between sleep status and the risk of diabetes in adults. Methods: The baseline data of 53 260 subjects who were aged 30-79 years and had been enrolled into China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) study from Suzhou, Jiangsu province were analyzed. Multiple logistic regression models were used to investigate the association between sleep status and diabetes after adjusting for potential confounders. Results: Among 53 260 subjects, 5.3% had diabetes. The proportions of difficultly falling asleep, early morning arousal and snoring frequently was 7...
May 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647048/-resident-as-teacher-in-pediatric-surgery-innovation-is-overdue-in-central-europe
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REVIEW
S Zundel, M Stocker, P Szavay
PURPOSE: We set out to evaluate how residents in pediatric surgery learn and how they teach. We hypnotized that European residents learn as much from their peers and teach as much as their fellows worldwide, but that they receive comparably less educational training. METHODS: An online questionnaire was distributed to the participants of the combined annual meeting for German, Swiss and Austrian residents in pediatric surgery. Participants were asked whom they learn from in different workplace environments (ward, operating room, emergency department), how, when and why they adopt the role of teacher and how they were prepared for this role...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645489/effects-of-hypnotic-bromovalerylurea-on-microglial-bv2-cells
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Shun Kawasaki, Naoki Abe, Fumito Ohtake, Afsana Islam, Mohammed Emamussalehin Choudhury, Ryo Utsunomiya, Satoshi Kikuchi, Tasuku Nishihara, Jun Kuwabara, Hajime Yano, Yuji Watanabe, Mayuki Aibiki, Toshihiro Yorozuya, Junya Tanaka
An old sedative and hypnotic bromovalerylurea (BU) has anti-inflammatory effects. BU suppressed nitric oxide (NO) release and proinflammatory cytokine expression by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated BV2 cells, a murine microglial cell line. However, BU did not inhibit LPS-induced nuclear translocation of nuclear factor-κB and subsequent transcription. BU suppressed LPS-induced phosphorylation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) and expression of interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF1)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643999/dexmedetomidine-and-general-anesthesia-a-narrative-literature-review-of-its-major-indications-for-use-in-adults-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
#18
Arthur Davy, Julien Fessler, Marc Fischler, Morgan le Guen
BACKGROUND: In Europe, dexmedetomidine has marketing approval only for sedation in intensive care units. However, its use during general anesthesia has been widely reported. The aim of this narrative review is to draw a picture of potential indications in anesthesia. METHODS: We searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials using the keywords "Dexmedetomidine, Dexdor, Precedex and Dexdomitor". The research ended in December 2016...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640970/prevalence-of-new-psychoactive-substances-and-prescription-drugs-in-the-belgian-driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs-population
#19
S M R Wille, C Richeval, M Nachon-Phanithavong, J M Gaulier, V Di Fazio, L Humbert, N Samyn, D Allorge
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a worldwide problem. Several countries adopted DUID legislations which prove their deterrent effect and impact on road safety. However, use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and prescription drugs is not known as the applied roadside screening tests are not yet adapted for these compounds. In this study, 558 blood samples obtained during roadside controls in Belgium (January to August 2015) after a positive Drugwipe 5S® test and 199 oral fluid (OF) samples obtained from negatively screened test pads were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638826/anxiolytics-sedatives-and-hypnotics-prescribed-by-dentists-in-brazil-in-2010
#20
Patrícia Azevedo Lino, Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins, Maria Elisa de Souza E Silva, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de Abreu
OBJECTIVE: To describe dental prescriptions for anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics for Brazilian outpatients in 2010. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted using data on the use of anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics from the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency, Brazil, 2010. For each prescription, prescribed drugs and the prescribed amount were identified. Prescribed medications were classified according to Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical code. We calculated the number of Defined Daily Doses (DDD) for anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics by code, their mean DDD, and DDD per inhabitant per year...
2017: BioMed Research International
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