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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339912/pharmacogenomics-and-patient-treatment-parameters-to-opioid-treatment-in-chronic-pain-a-focus-on-morphine-oxycodone-tramadol-and-fentanyl
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Renae A Lloyd, Elizabeth Hotham, Catherine Hall, Marie Williams, Vijayaprakash Suppiah
Objective. : Opioids are one of the most commonly prescribed medicines for chronic pain. However, their use for chronic pain has been controversial. The objective of this literature review was to identify the role of genetic polymorphisms on patient treatment parameters (opioid dose requirements, response, and adverse effects) for opioids used in malignant and nonmalignant chronic pain. The opioids that this review focuses on are codeine, morphine, oxycodone, tramadol, and fentanyl...
February 24, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338301/analgesia-for-patients-undergoing-shockwave-lithotripsy-for-urinary-stones-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Omar M Aboumarzouk, Rami Hasan, Ali Tasleem, Martin Mariappan, Rachael Hutton, John Fitzpatrick, Laura Beatty, Gareth E Jones, Tarik Amer
BACKGROUND: Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) is the first line treatment modality for a significant proportion of patients with upper urinary tracts stones. Simple analgesics, opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are all suitable agents but the relative efficacy and tolerability of these agents is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of the different types of analgesics used for the control of pain during SWL for urinary stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Renal Group's Specialised Register, MEDLINE, EMBASE and also hand-searched reference lists of relevant articles (Figure-1)...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326943/analgesia-induced-by-the-epigenetic-drug-l-acetylcarnitine-outlasts-the-end-of-treatment-in-mouse-models-of-chronic-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain
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Serena Notartomaso, Giada Mascio, Matteo Bernabucci, Cristina Zappulla, Pamela Scarselli, Milena Cannella, Tiziana Imbriglio, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti
Background L-acetylcarnitine, a drug marketed for the treatment of chronic pain, causes analgesia by epigenetically up-regulating type-2 metabotropic glutamate (mGlu2) receptors in the spinal cord. Because the epigenetic mechanisms are typically long-lasting, we hypothesized that analgesia could outlast the duration of L-acetylcarnitine treatment in models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Results A seven-day treatment with L-acetylcarnitine (100 mg/kg, once a day, i.p.) produced an antiallodynic effect in the complete Freund adjuvant mouse model of chronic inflammatory pain...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326850/multimodal-analgesia-in-moderate-to-severe-pain-a-role-for-a-new-fixed-combination-of-dexketoprofen-and-tramadol
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Giustino Varrassi, Magdi Hanna, Giorgos Macheras, Antonio Montero, Antonio Montes Perez, Winfried Meissner, Serge Perrot, Carmelo Scarpignato
Untreated and undertreated pain represent one of the most pervasive health problems, which is worsening as the population ages and accrues risk for pain. Multiple treatment options are available, most of which have one mechanism of action, and cannot be prescribed at unlimited doses due to the ceiling of efficacy and/or safety concerns. Another limitation of single-agent analgesia is that, in general, pain is due to multiple causes. Combining drugs from different classes, with different and complementary mechanism(s) of action, provides a better opportunity for effective analgesia at reduced doses of individual agents...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303368/tramadol-differentially-regulates-m1-and-m2-macrophages-from-human-umbilical-cord-blood
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Jun Zhang, Liang Chen, Yunyun Sun, Yuanhai Li
Tramadol is an analgesic drug and relieves pain through activating μ-opioid receptors and inhibiting serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake. Emerging evidence shows that it also stimulates immune cells, including NK cells, splenocytes, and lymphocytes, and elevates IL-2 production. However, it remains unknown whether and how tramadol directly affects macrophages. To answer these questions, we collected human umbilical cord blood, isolated macrophages, and examined their responses to tramadol. Although tramadol did not alter resting macrophages and the antigen-presenting function in lipopolysaccharide-activated macrophages, it regulated M1 and M2 macrophages, which are, respectively, transformed by IFN-γ and IL-4...
March 17, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298768/comparative-study-of-the-effect-of-intravenous-paracetamol-and-tramadol-in-relieving-of-postoperative-pain-after-general-anesthesia-in-nephrectomy-patients
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Venkata Sesha Sai Krishna Manne, Srinivasa Rao Gondi
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of intravenous paracetamol and tramadol in relieving of postoperative pain after general anesthesia for nephrectomy in prospective donor patients for kidney transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized study was conducted on 100 adult patients scheduled for nephrectomy aged from 35 to 55 years of both sexes and divided into two groups and were administered intravenous paracetamol and tramadol for postoperative pain relief and assessed with visual analog scale score and variations in vital parameters to assess extent of pain relief...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298766/comparison-of-perioperative-thoracic-epidural-fentanyl-with-bupivacaine-and-intravenous-fentanyl-for-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery
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Amitabh Chanchal Sen, Sunil Rajan, Rakhi Balachandran, Lakshmi Kumar, Suresh Gangadharan Nair
CONTEXT: Two-thirds of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery report moderate to severe pain, particularly with ambulatory or respiratory effort. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the analgesic effect of perioperative thoracic epidural fentanyl with bupivacaine and intravenous fentanyl in patients undergoing CABG surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was a prospective, randomized, nonblinded comparative study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298756/comparison-of-postoperative-pain-after-epidural-anesthesia-using-0-5-0-75-ropivacaine-and-0-5-bupivacaine-in-patients-undergoing-lower-limb-surgery-a-double-blind-study
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Tripat Kaur Bindra, Rajvinder Singh, Ruchi Gupta
BACKGROUND: Ropivacaine (S (-)-1-propyl-2", 6"; pipecoloxylidide hydrochloride) a newer long-acting amide local anesthetic has various clinical and pharmacokinetic advantages over bupivacaine. AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare the onset as well as the duration of sensory block, hemodynamic variables, and postoperative analgesia with 0.5%, 0.75% ropivacaine and 0.5% bupivacaine after epidural anesthesia for lower limb orthopedic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists I and II patients scheduled for lower limb orthopedic surgery were enrolled into this randomized, double-blind study...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293792/bilateral-sagittal-split-osteotomy-parameters-and-correlations-of-postoperative-pain-management
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Gregor F Raschke, Winfried Meissner, Andre Peisker, Gabriel Djedovic, Ulrich Rieger, Arndt Guentsch, Marta Gomez Dammeier, Stefan Schultze-Mosgau
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative pain management is of utmost interest for patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. Currently, there is a lack of information regarding process and outcome parameters of postoperative pain management after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective clinical study, 31 adults were evaluated on the first postoperative day following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy using the standardized questionnaire of the Germany-wide project Quality Improvement in Postoperative Pain Management (QUIPS)...
March 14, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292992/-combination-therapy-of-pregabalin-with-tramadol-for-treatment-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-patients-with-gynecological-cancer-receiving-taxane-containing-chemotherapy
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Tadaaki Nishikawa, Kosei Hasegawa, Daisuke Shintani, Yuri Yano, Sho Sato, Akira Yabuno, Akira Kurosaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Keiichi Fujiwara
Taxane-based regimens are often used in gynecologic cancer chemotherapy. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy( CIPN)is one of the typical side effects caused by taxanes. Grade 2 or higher CIPN is observed in 5% to 30% of ovarian cancer patients who are treated with paclitaxel, which is recognized as one of the unmanageable side effects leading to treatment interruption. We retrospectively investigated the significance of combination therapy of pregabalin with tramadol for CIPN in patients with gynecological cancer...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292504/pharmacists-perceptions-regarding-the-impact-of-hydrocodone-rescheduling-on-prescription-volume-workflow-management-and-patient-outcomes
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Tyler J Varisco, Motolani E Ogunsanya, Jamie C Barner, Marc L Fleming
OBJECTIVES: To determine (1) pharmacists' perceptions of how rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Schedule III to DEA Schedule II has influenced prescription volume and revenue, pharmacy workflow management, and patient outcomes; and (2) whether perceptions differed between pharmacists who support versus those who oppose HCP rescheduling. DESIGN: A cross-sectional mail survey. SETTING: Texas community pharmacies from October to December 2015...
March 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289969/influence-of-testing-parameters-on-in-vitro-tramadol-release-from-poloxamer-thermogels-using-the-immersion-cell-method
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Lorina Bisharat, Diego R Perinelli, Alberto Berardi, Giulia Bonacucina, Serena Logrippo, Feras W Darwish Elhajji, Marco Cespi, Giovanni F Palmieri
The immersion cell is an in vitro performance test of drug release from semisolids. Several studies made use of immersion cells to investigate drug release from thermosensitive Poloxamer-based gels; however, specifications on the parameter setting are not yet available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of testing parameters on tramadol (a model drug) release, release rate, and dissolution efficiency (DE) from Poloxamer gels, using immersion cells. The thermosensitive gelling formulation showed batch-to-batch uniformity of gelling behavior, drug content, and drug release...
March 13, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287359/opioid-prescribing-patterns-and-costs-in-a-large-group-of-patients-in-colombia
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Jorge Enrique Machado-Alba, Andres Gaviria-Mendoza, Camila A Vargas-Mosquera, Andrés Felipe Gil-Restrepo, Luis C Romero-Zapata
The potential for development of tolerance and dependence and the risk of side effects of opioids make it necessary to monitor their prescribing patterns in order to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with their continued use. The objective of this study was to determine prescription patterns of opioid medication in a group of patients through a cross-sectional study on a population database of 3.5 million people. Patients with three months of continuous opioid use were identified. Pharmacological, co-medication and cost variables were analyzed...
March 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283018/tramadol-vs-dexmedetomidine-for-emergence-agitation-control-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy-with-sevoflurane-anesthesia-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Nurdan Bedirli, Mehmet Akçabay, Ulku Emik
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to compare the efficacy of an intraoperative single dose administration of tramadol and dexmedetomidine on hemodynamics and postoperative recovery profile including pain, sedation, emerge reactions in pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy with sevoflurane anesthesia. METHODS: Seventy-seven patient, aged 2-12, undergoing adenotonsillectomy with sevoflurane anesthesia was enrolled in this study. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous 2 mg/kg tramadol (Group T; n = 39) or 1 μg/kg dexmedetomidine (Group D; n = 38) after intubation...
March 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267061/polysubstance-use-and-misuse-or-abuse-of-prescription-opioid-analgesics-a-multi-level-analysis-of-international-data
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Katherine I Morley, Jason Ferris, Adam R Winstock, Michael T Lynskey
Increasing mortality and morbidity associated with opioid analgesics has led to concerns about their misuse and abuse, even when obtained via a prescription. These concerns have been most pronounced in the United States of America (USA), but limited data make it difficult to determine whether it is a problem in other countries. We investigated opioid analgesic misuse and abuse in participants from the Global Drug Survey 2015 resident in the USA (N=1,334), United Kingdom (N=1,199), France (N=1,258), Germany (N=866), and Australia (N=1,013) who had used at least one prescription opioid analgesic medication in the past year...
March 4, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266950/postoperative-analgesia-after-wound-infiltration-with-tramadol-and-dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-ropivacaine-for-lumbar-discectomies-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#16
Saikat Mitra, Shobha Purohit, Mamta Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Crippling postoperative pain linked with lumbar discectomies not only shackles patient's normal daily activities but also lengthens their hospital stay. So, allaying postoperative pain in these patients has become a substantive component in neuroanesthesia to expedite neurological recovery. Wound infiltration with local anesthetics is widely used to optimize postoperative pain. Different adjuvants like dexmedetomidine and tramadol when added to local anesthetics prolongs postoperative analgesia...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266337/analgesic-consumption-in-nursing-homes-observational-study-about-99-nursing-homes
#17
Priscilla Clot-Faybesse, François Bertin-Hugault, Caroline Blochet, Philippe Denormandie, Patrice Rat, Paul-Emile Hay, Sylvie Bonin-Guillaume
Few analgesics' studies in nursing homes are available. Quantitative and qualitative analgesic consumption evaluation in nursing homes in 2012. Multicenter, descriptive, retrospective and observational study about French Korian Nursing homes' residents, using Medissimo solution, and under at least one analgesic treatment during 2012. We considered as chronic prescription a duration greater than or equal to 28 days and as short prescription a duration less than 28 days. Population studied is 10.818 residents...
March 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263937/identifying-drug-drug-interactions-by-data-mining-a-pilot-study-of-warfarin-associated-drug-interactions
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Peter Wæde Hansen, Line Clemmensen, Thomas S G Sehested, Emil Loldrup Fosbøl, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Gunnar H Gislason, Charlotte Andersson
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about drug-drug interactions commonly arises from preclinical trials, from adverse drug reports, or based on knowledge of mechanisms of action. Our aim was to investigate whether drug-drug interactions were discoverable without prior hypotheses using data mining. We focused on warfarin-drug interactions as the prototype. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed altered prothrombin time (measured as international normalized ratio [INR]) after initiation of a novel prescription in previously INR-stable warfarin-treated patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251321/comparing-the-effects-of-peritonsillar-infiltration-of-tramadol-before-and-after-the-surgery-on-post-tonsillectomy-pain
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Hatami Maryam, Jesmani Amin, Vaziribozorg Sedighe, Ayatollahi Vida
The aim of the study was to compare the effects of peritonsillar infiltration of tramadol before and after the surgery on post-tonsillectomy pain. In this double-blinded clinical trial study, 80 children aged 5-12 years old with ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) class I or II undergoing tonsillectomy involved. In group A (n = 40), after anesthesia induction and before starting the surgery, tramadol 2 mg/kg diluted in normal saline up to 2 cc total volume was injected into the tensile bed by the anesthesiologist using a 25 gauge needle...
March 1, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248124/-multiple-firearm-injury-caused-with-a%C3%A2-blank-pistol
#20
Eva Nevická, Rastislav Rozboril, Boris Ťažký, Ivan Závodný, Martin Zdarílek, Jozef Šidlo
The authors present a case of a complex suicide of a 60-year-old woman found dead on her bed. A blank pistol Umarex caliber 9-mm, several blank cartridges and a lot of drug packages were discovered near the body. The woman suffered from a psychiatric depression. There were three gunshot wounds on the body: in the right temporal region, on the palatum of the mouth and on the left chest wall. The gunshot wounds in the right temporal region and in the mouth had central circle defects with the margins of stellate or star-like appearance and blackening...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
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