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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081313/is-trazodone-more-effective-than-clomipramine-in-major-depressed-outpatients-a-single-blind-study-with-intravenous-and-oral-administration
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Massimiliano Buoli, Chiara Rovera, Sara Maria Pozzoli, Alessio Fiorentini, Laura Cremaschi, Alice Caldiroli, A Carlo Altamura
OBJECTIVE: Some antidepressants, such as trazodone or clomipramine, can be administered intravenously in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), with potential benefits compared to the standard oral treatment, but available data about their efficacy are limited. The present study was aimed to compare the effectiveness of trazodone and clomipramine (intravenous [i.v.] followed by oral administration). METHODS: Some 42 patients with a diagnosis of MDD according to the DSM-5 were selected and treated with i...
October 30, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061081/pharmacogenetics-of-trazodone-in-healthy-volunteers-association-with-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-safety
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Miriam Saiz-Rodríguez, Carmen Belmonte, Nieves Derqui-Fernández, Teresa Cabaleiro, Manuel Román, Dolores Ochoa, María Talegón, María C Ovejero-Benito, Francisco Abad-Santos
AIM: The aim was to evaluate the effect of polymorphisms in metabolizing enzymes and transporters on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and adverse effects of trazodone in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS & METHODS: 36 healthy volunteers receiving a single 100-mg oral dose of trazodone were genotyped for 11 variants in CYP3A4, CYP3A5, CYP2D6 and ABCB1 by real-time PCR. Plasma concentrations were measured using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method...
October 24, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056986/adjunctive-trazodone-and-depression-outcome-in-adolescents-treated-with-serotonin-re-uptake-inhibitors
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Meshal A Sultan, Darren B Courtney
OBJECTIVES: Recent published evidence suggests that adjunctive trazodone treatment may limit serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) response in depressed adolescents in the context of a controlled trial. This study examined the effects of adjunctive trazodone on depression outcome in adolescents in a naturalistic treatment environment. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study through chart review of a clinical sample. Patients in our sample were 15 to 18 years of age treated with either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor...
2017: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053130/-multimodal-serotonergic-antidepressants
#4
D S Danilov
Based on the original literature, the author for the first time describes a history of selective serotonergic antidepressants simultaneously inhibiting the serotonin reuptake and directly interacting with serotonin receptors. A history of creation and introduction of their main representatives is presented. A history of investigation of their neurochemical activity is analyzed in details. The history of the evolution of their classifications is systemized. The data presented suggest the rationale for unifying all selective serotonergic antidepressants, simultaneously inhibiting the serotonin reuptake and directly interacting with serotonin receptors (trazodone, etoperidone, nefazodone, vilazodone, vortioxetine), in one group of 'multimodal serotonergic antidepressants'...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046942/antidepressants-and-the-risk-of-arrhythmia-in-elderly-affected-by-a-previous-cardiovascular-disease-a-real-life-investigation-from-italy
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A Biffi, F Rea, L Scotti, A Mugelli, E Lucenteforte, A Bettiol, A Chinellato, G Onder, C Vitale, N Agabiti, G Trifirò, G Roberto, G Corrao
PURPOSE: The study aimed to fill existing knowledge gaps on the safety of antidepressant drugs (ADs) by estimating the risk of hospitalization for arrhythmia associated with use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and newer atypical ADs (NAAs) among elderly with previous cardiovascular (CV) events. METHODS: The cohort was composed by 199,569 individuals aged ≥ 65 years from five Italian healthcare territorial units who were discharged for cardiovascular outcomes in the years 2008-2010...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982618/three-piece-penile-prosthesis-implantation-in-refractory-ischemic-priapism-tips-and-tricks
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Raul I Clavijo, Luís Felipe Sávio, Nachiketh Soodana Prakash, Thomas Masterson, J Francois Eid, Ranjith Ramasamy
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Implantation of a penile prosthesis in a patient with significant corporal fibrosis can pose a significant challenge to the surgeon, necessitating the knowledge of specific techniques used to dilate and close aggressively scarred corpora. The objective of our instructional video is to discuss 2 techniques used to approach corporal fibrosis: proper and safe use of cavernotomes for dilation and use of narrower prostheses. METHODS: In this video, we present a 53-year-old man with a history of priapism 3 years ago that lasted 4 days in the setting of trazodone use...
August 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972118/vulnerability-of-dhcr7-mutation-carriers-to-aripiprazole-and-trazodone-exposure
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Zeljka Korade, Thiago C Genaro-Mattos, Keri A Tallman, Wei Liu, Krassimira A Garbett, Katalin Koczok, Istvan Balogh, Karoly Mirnics, Ned A Porter
Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome is a recessive disorder caused by mutations in 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase (DHCR)7 with a heterozygous (HET) carrier frequency of 1-3%. A defective DHCR7 causes accumulation of 7-dehydrocholesterol (DHC), which is a highly oxidizable and toxic compound. Recent studies suggest that several antipsychotics, including the highly prescribed pharmaceuticals, aripiprazole (ARI) and trazodone (TRZ), increase 7-DHC levels in vitro and in humans. Our investigation was designed to compare the effects of ARI and TRZ on cholesterol (Chol) synthesis in fibroblasts from DHCR7(+/-) human carriers and controls (CTRs)...
November 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953513/marked-symptomatic-sinus-bradycardia-with-new-onset-first-degree-atrioventricular-block-after-concomitant-methadone-and-trazodone-use
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Mohammad Saeed, Devendra Tripathi, Shobhana Chaudhari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945130/pharmacokinetics-and-selected-pharmacodynamics-of-trazodone-following-intravenous-and-oral-administration-to-horses-undergoing-fitness-training
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Heather K Knych, Khursheed R Mama, Eugene P Steffey, Scott D Stanley, Philip H Kass
OBJECTIVE To measure concentrations of trazodone and its major metabolite in plasma and urine after administration to healthy horses and concurrently assess selected physiologic and behavioral effects of the drug. ANIMALS 11 Thoroughbred horses enrolled in a fitness training program. PROCEDURES In a pilot investigation, 4 horses received trazodone IV (n = 2) or orally (2) to select a dose for the full study; 1 horse received a vehicle control treatment IV. For the full study, trazodone was initially administered IV (1...
October 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943234/association-between-antidepressants-and-fall-related-injuries-among-long-term-care-residents
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Jennifer C Macri, Andrea Iaboni, Julia G Kirkham, Colleen Maxwell, Sudeep S Gill, Akshya Vasudev, Marlo Whitehead, Dallas P Seitz
OBJECTIVES: Antidepressants are associated with an increased risk of falls although little is known of the comparative risks of different types of antidepressants or individuals who are at greatest risk for falls. We examined the association between new use of antidepressants and fall-related injuries among older adults in long-term care (LTC). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: This was a matched, retrospective cohort study involving LTC residents in Ontario, Canada, from 2008 to 2014...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921528/practitioner-review-treatment-of-chronic-insomnia-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
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REVIEW
Oliviero Bruni, Marco Angriman, Fabrizio Calisti, Alessandro Comandini, Giovanna Esposito, Samuele Cortese, Raffaele Ferri
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, represent a common problem in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs). Currently, there are no approved medications for insomnia in children by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency and therefore they are prescribed off-label. We critically reviewed pediatric literature on drugs as well as nonpharmacological (behavioral) interventions used for sleep disturbances in children with NDDs. METHODS: PubMed, Ovid (including PsycINFO, Ovid MEDLINE(®) , and Embase), and Web of Knowledge databases were searched through February 12, 2017, with no language restrictions...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883733/fan-the-flame-trazodone-induced-mania-in-a-unipolar-depressed-patient-with-stable-sertraline-treatment
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Jianbo Hu, Jianbo Lai, Hanzhi Zheng, Shaohua Hu, Yi Xu
Depressed patients often complain of sleep disturbance. Routine antidepressive strategies sometimes fail to deal with this intractable issue. Indeed, the supplementation of sleep promoting antidepressants (eg, trazodone, mirtazapine, and agomelatine) is prevalent in clinical practice. However, the combination of different antidepressants may increase the affective lability. Herein, we document a patient with unipolar depression who was compliant with sertraline treatment and who dramatically switched to mania after adding trazodone as a sleeping aid...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822709/the-influence-of-antidepressants-on-restless-legs-syndrome-and-periodic-limb-movements-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bhanu Prakash Kolla, Meghna P Mansukhani, J Michael Bostwick
Restless legs syndrome is commonly co-morbid with medical conditions that are treated with antidepressant medications, such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic insomnia disorder. Evidence from case reports and cross-sectional studies suggests that antidepressants may induce or worsen restless legs syndrome and increase periodic limb movements. We undertook a systematic review of the literature to identify and collate all prospective studies that measured restless legs syndrome symptoms and/or periodic limb movements following the introduction of an antidepressant...
June 15, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816830/fatal-cerebral-edema-seizures-and-hyponatremia-after-trazodone-overdose
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Jose David Avila
Trazodone is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor that is widely used for the treatment of depression and insomnia. Fatal overdose is rare and usually occurs when combined with other drugs or alcohol. Only a few lethal cases of pure trazodone overdose have been reported, all attributed to cardiotoxicity. We reported a 37-year-old woman who presented after ingesting 6.45 g of trazodone in a suicidal attempt. She was hyponatremic because of the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion and, shortly after, had a seizure and developed fatal cerebral edema...
September 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812061/behavioral-comorbidities-and-drug-treatments-in-a-zebrafish-scn1lab-model-of-dravet-syndrome
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Brian P Grone, Tiange Qu, Scott C Baraban
Loss-of-function mutations in SCN1A cause Dravet syndrome (DS), a catastrophic childhood epilepsy in which patients experience comorbid behavioral conditions, including movement disorders, sleep abnormalities, anxiety, and intellectual disability. To study the functional consequences of voltage-gated sodium channel mutations, we use zebrafish with a loss-of-function mutation in scn1lab, a zebrafish homolog of human SCN1A. Homozygous scn1lab(s552/s552) mutants exhibit early-life seizures, metabolic deficits, and early death...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791566/effects-of-antidepressants-on-sleep
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REVIEW
Adam Wichniak, Aleksandra Wierzbicka, Małgorzata Walęcka, Wojciech Jernajczyk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review article was to summarize recent publications on effects of antidepressants on sleep and to show that these effects not only depend on the kind of antidepressant drugs but are also related to the dose, the time of drug administration, and the duration of the treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Complaints of disrupted sleep are very common in patients suffering from depression, and they are listed among diagnostic criteria for this disorder...
August 9, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734941/sleep-chronic-pain-and-opioid-risk-for-apnea
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REVIEW
Serguei Marshansky, Pierre Mayer, Dorrie Rizzo, Marc Baltzan, Ronald Denis, Gilles J Lavigne
Pain is an unwelcome sleep partner. Pain tends to erode sleep quality and alter the sleep restorative process in vulnerable patients. It can contribute to next-day sleepiness and fatigue, affecting cognitive function. Chronic pain and the use of opioid medications can also complicate the management of sleep disorders such as insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep) and sleep-disordered breathing (sleep apnea). Sleep problems can be related to various types of pain, including sleep headache (hypnic headache, cluster headache, migraine) and morning headache (transient tension type secondary to sleep apnea or to sleep bruxism or tooth grinding) as well as periodic limb movements (leg and arm dysesthesia with pain)...
July 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725147/shortage-of-psychotropic-medications-in-community-pharmacies-in-saudi-arabia-causes-and-solutions
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Yazed Sulaiman Al-Ruthia, Wael Mansy, Mohammad Barasin, Yazeed Mohammad Ghawaa, Mohammed AlSultan, Mohammad A Alsenaidy, Solaiman Alhawas, Sultan AlGhadeer
Background: Patients with mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, who seek medical care in private psychiatric clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have recently expressed concerns to doctors about difficulty in filling psychotropic medications, such as Amitriptyline and Aripiprazole, at retail community pharmacies. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a shortage of some commonly prescribed psychotropic medications in retail community pharmacies in Saudi Arabia, and if so, to explore the possible reasons behind the shortage of these medications...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718182/driving-under-the-influence-of-antidepressants-a-systematic-review-and-update-of-the-evidence-of-experimental-and-controlled-clinical-studies
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Alexander Brunnauer, Gerd Laux
Introduction This review provides an update of experimental and clinical studies on the effects of antidepressants on driving performance. Methods A systematic literature search on the PubMed database (1980-2016) was performed. Results Twenty-eight studies could be included in this review, whereas only 5 studies investigated driving performance under antidepressants in patients. Most tri- and tetracyclics have acute deleterious effects on driving performance that, except for mianserin, attenuate after subchronic use...
September 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707591/new-generation-non-ssri-antidepressants-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-and-pharmacological-interactions-part-1-snris-smss-saris
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Roberto Mandrioli, Michele Protti, Laura Mercolini
BACKGROUND: New-generation antidepressants (NGAs) are the latest additions to the clinician's arsenal in the fight against depression. After the introduction of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a plethora of other groups followed, identified by their main mechanisms of activity: serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI); serotonin modulators and stimulators (SMS); serotonin antagonists and reuptake inhibitors (SARI); noradrenergic and selective serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSA); norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (NeRI); serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (SNDRI) or triple reuptake inhibitors (TRI); and melatonin and serotonin agonists (MaSA)...
July 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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