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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812400/new-benzodiazepine-and-z-hypnotic-users-and-disability-pension-an-eight-year-nationwide-observational-follow-up-study
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Ingunn F Tvete, Trine Bjørner, Tor Skomedal
OBJECTIVE: To compare how newly initiated treatment with benzodiazepines, Z-hypnotics or both associates with the reception of disability pension among 40,661 individuals of a working age. DESIGN: Prescription register study. SETTING: Norwegian nationwide prescriptions socio-economic and disability status data. METHODS: Cox regression analyses. SUBJECTS: New benzodiazepine or Z-hypnotic users. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Time to receive disability pension given benzodiazepine or Z-hypnotic use or both...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810160/differences-in-prevalence-socio-behavioral-correlates-and-psychosocial-distress-between-club-drug-and-hard-drug-use-in-taiwan-results-from-the-2014-national-survey-of-substance-use
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Wei J Chen, Shang-Chi Wu, Wen-Ing Tsay, Yen-Tyng Chen, Po-Chang Hsiao, Ya-Hui Yu, Te-Tien Ting, Chuan-Yu Chen, Yu-Kang Tu, Jiun-Hau Huang, Hao-Jan Yang, Chung-Yi Li, Carol Strong, Cheng-Fang Yen, Chia-Feng Yen, Jui Hsu
BACKGROUND: This study examined variation between users of 'club' and 'hard' drugs in Taiwan in terms of prevalence of use and demographics and psychosocial characteristics. METHODS: Data were derived from a survey of 17,837 Taiwanese civilians, aged 12-64 years, using stratified, multi-stage, random sampling. Participants completed a computer-assisted self-interview on tablet computers which covered use of legal substances, sedatives/hypnotics and prescription analgesics; use of illicit drugs/inhalants, risky sexual experiences; expectations of drugs; and psychological distress...
August 12, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810131/prescription-opioid-registry-protocol-in-an-integrated-health-system
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G Thomas Ray, Amber L Bahorik, Paul C VanVeldhuisen, Constance M Weisner, Andrea L Rubinstein, Cynthia I Campbell
OBJECTIVES: To establish a prescription opioid registry protocol in a large health system and to describe algorithms to characterize individuals using prescription opioids, opioid use episodes, and concurrent use of sedative/hypnotics. STUDY DESIGN: Protocol development and retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Using Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC) electronic health record data, we selected patients using prescription opioids in 2011...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807167/treatment-of-insomnia-with-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine
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Amrinder Singh, Kaicun Zhao
Insomnia is a condition with sleep problems and many people suffered from it. Chronic insomnia can last for long time and it will severely affect people's health and the quality of life. In conventional medicine, the most commonly used the medicine is benzodiazepine. It is effective but also has significant side effects. Patients try to use some kinds of alternative medicines. Chinese medicinal herbs and formulas have been used in the treatment of insomnia for more than 2000 years in China. In recent decades, Chinese herbal medicine has been widely used in the Western countries...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801295/-foshouningshen-decoction-improves-sleeping-via-the-serotonergic-system-in-a-rat-model-of-insomnia
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Jie-Cong Huang, Wei Xie, Ning Deng, Wen-Lin Liang, Dong-Rong Hu, Yu Hong, Yang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sedative and hypnotic effects of Foshouningshen decoction (FSNSD) and study its effects on expressions of 5-hydroxy tryptamine (5-HT) and 5-HT1A receptor (5-HT1AR) in the hippocampus in a rat model of insomnia. METHODS: Male KM mice were divided into control group, estazolam (0.4 mg/kg daily) group, and low-, moderate-, and high-dose FSNSD groups (daily dose of 12, 24, and 48 g/kg, respectively). After corresponding treatments for 1 week, the mice underwent sleep-inducing test with subthreshold and threshold doses of sodium pentobarbital...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800352/workers-medication-as-occupational-risk-at-construction-site-with-formworks
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Antonio López-Arquillos, Juan Carlos Rubio-Romero, Concepción López-Arquillos
BACKGROUND: Accidents in the construction sector are a cause for concern. The influence of many different factors in construction accidents have been studied (age, company size, length of service, deviation, drugs or alcohol consumption, etc.) but the influence of medicinal substances in specific construction activities has not been evaluated until now. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the research presented here is to identify the effect of different medicinal substances on the occupational risk levels of construction activities with formworks...
2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799787/increased-risk-of-diabetes-among-6-24-year-olds-using-second-generation-antipsychotics
#7
Shan Xing, Todd A Lee
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to estimate the association between use of second generation antipsychotics (SGAs) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) among commercially insured children and young adults 6-24 years compared to users of non-SGA psychotropic medications. METHODS: Using the Truven MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database, new users of SGA and non-SGA psychotropic medications (anxiolytics, antidepressants, hypnotics, and mood stabilizers) between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013 who were 6-24 years of age and had continuous coverage ≥180 days before their index date (i...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797665/functionalized-polymer-monoliths-with-carbamylated-amylose-for-the-enantioselective-reversed-phase-nano-liquid-chromatographic-separation-of-a-set-of-racemic-pharmaceuticals
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Ali Fouad, Adel A Marzouk, Samy M Ibrahim, Sobhy M El-Adl, Ashraf Ghanem
Here we report the first encapsulation of three carbamylated amylose namely R-, S- and R/S-amylose 2,3(3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate)-6-ethylphenylcarbamate in organic polymer monolith in situ capillary columns. The columns were investigated for the enantioselective nano-liquid chromatographic separation of a set of racemic pharmaceuticals, namely, α- and β-blockers, anti-inflammatory drugs, antifungal drugs, norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors, catecholamines, sedative hypnotics, antihistaminics, anticancer drugs, and antiarrhythmic drugs...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795023/leptocarpus-disjunctus-prolongs-sleeping-time-and-increases-nonrapid-eye-movement-sleep-with-additional-anxiolytic-capacity
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Watchara Damjuti, Thanes Fuangfoo, Chanida Palanuvej, Tingli Li, Nijsiri Ruangrungsi
Leptocarpus disjunctus Mast. (Restionaceae) is an edible plant which has indigenous warnings regarding its side effects which can manifest as dizziness. This study investigated hypnotic and anxiolytic properties using several animal models. Anxiolytic activities were evaluated using locomotor determination by elevated plus-maze test, open-field test, and rotarod performance test. Hypnotic activities were performed using pentobarbital sodium-induced sleeping time test. Sleep architecture and quality were obtained from sleep-wake analysis and nonrapid eye movement (NREM) delta activity using electroencephalography...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789790/depression-anxiety-quality-of-life-and-predictors-of-depressive-disorders-in-caregivers-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-six-month-follow-up-study
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Chun-Yi Lee, Yu Lee, Liang-Jen Wang, Chih-Yen Chien, Fu-Min Fang, Pao-Yen Lin
OBJECTIVE: Caregivers of patients with cancer experience a variety of psychological distress. This study aimed to investigate the mental health status and depressive disorder predictors in caregivers of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) over a six-month follow-up. METHODS: We recruited the participants for this study from a HNC outpatient clinic in a medical center from February 2012 to January 2013. Caregivers of HNC patients were evaluated with the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV, Clinician Version, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36), and the Family APGAR index...
September 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782528/the-use-of-benzodiazepine-receptor-agonists-and-the-risk-of-pneumonia-hospitalization-a-nationwide-population-based-nested-case-control-study
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Tien-Yu Chen, John W Winkelman, Wei-Chung Mao, Chia-Lin Liu, Chung-Yao Hsu, Chi-Shin Wu
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the use of benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs) and the risk of pneumonia hospitalization remains inconclusive. This study aimed to explore the association between BZRA use and pneumonia hospitalization in a general population. METHODS: This population-based, nested case-control study used Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database between 2002 and 2012. We only included new users who did not have any BZRA prescriptions on record in the preceding two years and identified 12,002 subjects with pneumonia hospitalization (ICD-9 codes: 480-486) and 12,002 disease risk score matched controls...
August 4, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781755/what-do-hypnotics-cost-hospitals-and-healthcare
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Daniel F Kripke
Hypnotics (sleeping pills) are prescribed widely, but the economic costs of the harm they have caused have been largely unrecognized. Randomized clinical trials have proven that hypnotics increase the incidence of infections. Likewise, hypnotics increase the incidence of major depression and cause emergency admissions for overdoses and deaths.  Epidemiologically, hypnotic use is associated with cancer, falls, automobile accidents, and markedly increased overall mortality.  This article considers the costs to hospitals and healthcare payers of hypnotic-induced infections and other severe consequences of hypnotic use...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768628/risk-of-neonatal-drug-withdrawal-after-intrauterine-co-exposure-to-opioids-and-psychotropic-medications-cohort-study
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Krista F Huybrechts, Brian T Bateman, Rishi J Desai, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Kathryn Rough, Helen Mogun, Leslie S Kerzner, Jonathan M Davis, Megan Stover, Devan Bartels, Jennifer Cottral, Elisabetta Patorno
Objectives To assess the impact of in utero co-exposure to psychotropic medications and opioids on the incidence and severity of neonatal drug withdrawal.Design Observational cohort study.Setting Nationwide sample of pregnancies in publicly insured women in the US, nested in the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (2000-10).Participants 201 275 pregnant women with public insurance who were exposed to opioids around the time of delivery and their liveborn infants.Interventions In utero exposure to psychotropic medications, in particular antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, gabapentin, and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z drugs), with prescriptions filled within the same time window as prescriptions for opioids...
August 2, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763358/effects-of-esmolol-on-the-esophagogastric-junction-a-double-blind-randomized-crossover-study-on-14-healthy-volunteers
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Fredrik Ander, Anders Magnuson, Lars Berggren, Rebecca Ahlstrand, Alex de Leon
BACKGROUND: Passive regurgitation may occur throughout the perioperative period, increasing the risk for pulmonary aspiration and postoperative pulmonary complications. Hypnotics and opioids, especially remifentanil, that are used during anesthesia have been shown to decrease the pressure in the esophagogastric junction (EGJ), that otherwise acts as a barrier against passive regurgitation of gastric contents. Esmolol, usually used to counteract tachycardia and hypertension, has been shown to possess properties useful during general anesthesia...
July 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761409/psychoactive-substance-use-among-methadone-maintenance-therapy-clients-in-china
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Chunqing Lin, Xiaobin Cao, Li Li
A proportion of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) clients in China shifted their substance use habit from opiate to psychoactive substances. The objective of this study was to examine the pattern and associated factors of psychoactive substance use among MMT clients. The study was conducted among 2,448 clients from 68 MMT clinics of China. The type and frequency of psychoactive substance use were self-reported. About 38.1% (N=933) of the participants reported psychoactive substance use in lifetime, and 6...
August 2017: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748168/potentiating-effects-of-perovskia-abrotanoides-karel-on-pentobarbital-induced-sleep
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Fatemeh Forouzanfar, Azar Hosseini, Mohammad Sadegh Amiri, Hassan Rakhshandeh
OBJECTIVE: Sleeplessness is the most common sleep disorder. In this study the hypnotic effect of the hydro-alcoholic extract (HAE) of Perovskia abrotanoides Karel. and its water fraction (WF), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) and n-butanol fraction (NBF) were studied in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The test compounds were administered intraperitoneally to mice 30 min before the administration of sodium pentobarbital (30 mg/kg.). Moreover, the influence of flumazenil on the hypnotic effect of the extracts was evaluated...
May 2017: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746341/association-of-prenatal-exposure-to-benzodiazepines-and-child-internalizing-problems-a-sibling-controlled-cohort-study
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Ragnhild E Brandlistuen, Eivind Ystrom, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Svetlana Skurtveit, Randi Selmer, Marte Handal, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, many women experience sleep problems and anxiety that require treatment. The long-term safety for the child of maternal benzodiazepine (BZD) and z-hypnotic use during pregnancy remains controversial. METHOD: We conducted a cohort and a sibling control study using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Data on use of BZD and z-hypnotics, internalizing and externalizing outcomes, and covariates were collected from mothers at gestational weeks 17 and 30 and when children were 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745845/sedative-hypnotic-drug-withdrawal-syndrome-recognition-and-treatment-digest
#18
Cynthia Santos, Ruben E Olmedo, Jeremy Kim
Sedative-hypnotic drugs include gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic agents such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid [GHB], gamma-Butyrolactone [GBL], baclofen, and ethanol. Chronic use of these substances can cause tolerance, and abrupt cessation or a reduction in the quantity of the drug can precipitate a life-threatening withdrawal syndrome. Benzodiazepines, phenobarbital, propofol, and other GABA agonists or analogues can effectively control symptoms of withdrawal from GABAergic agents...
March 22, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745081/ethnobotanical-ethnopharmacological-and-phytochemical-studies-of-myrtus-communis-linn-a-popular-herb-in-unani-system-of-medicine
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Mekonnen Sisay, Tigist Gashaw
Myrtus communis L (Myrtaceae) is one of the popular drugs being used in the Unani system of phytomedicine since ancient Greece period. From time immemorial, different parts of this plant and essential oil have been used for a variety of purposes such as cosmetics (hair fall control), flavoring of food and drinks as well as extensive therapeutic purposes. Ethnobotanical information revealed that M communis L has been a folkloric repute for the treatment of several diseases like gastric ulcer, diarrhea, dysentery, cancer, rheumatism, hemorrhage, deep sinuses, leucorrhoea, hemorrhoid, inflammation, dyspepsia, anxiety, insomnia, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary disorders, and skin diseases...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743506/risk-factors-and-characteristics-of-falls-among-hospitalized-adult-patients-with-hematologic-diseases
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Yoriko Miwa, Yasuko Yamagishi, Takaaki Konuma, Tomoko Sato, Hatsuko Narita, Koji Kobayashi, Satoshi Takahashi, Arinobu Tojo
OBJECTIVES: Falls and fall-related injuries are major problems in hospitals. In hematologic patients, both disease and its treatment, including chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT), can cause anemia, febrile neutropenia, and bleeding tendency, which may result in falls and fall-related injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 397 consecutive admissions to the hematology unit at our institute which included 201 adult patients with hematologic disease...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
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