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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912953/evaluating-the-effect-of-matricaria-recutita-and-mentha-piperita-herbal-mouthwash-on-management-of-oral-mucositis-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#1
Maria Tavakoli Ardakani, Sara Ghassemi, Mahshid Mehdizadeh, Faraz Mojab, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Samaneh Ghassemi, Abbas Hajifathali
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of Matricaria recutita and Mentha piperita on oral mucositis (OM) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN: Randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Faculty of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and Bone Marrow Transplantation Center at Taleghani Teaching Hospital, Tehran, Iran. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty patients undergoing HSCT were randomly assigned to two groups: placebo (n=33), and herbal mouthwash group (n=27)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909614/long-acting-liposomal-bupivacaine-decreases-inpatient-narcotic-requirements-in-men-undergoing-penile-prosthesis-implantation
#2
Brittney H Cotta, Charles Welliver, Anand Brahmamdam, Cynthia L Bednarchik, Danuta Dynda, Tobias S Köhler
OBJECTIVE: A new extended-release bupivacaine suspension bupivacaine (ERSB) delivers 3 days of local anesthetic and has been shown to reduce pain and narcotic usage in some patient groups but this issue is largely unstudied in urologic surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a single-surgeon retrospective chart review of the patients who underwent penile prosthesis implantation. Pain scores and standardized morphine equivalent (ME) dose data were collected during 23 hour- observation period...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906156/biomimetic-sniffing-improves-the-detection-performance-of-a-3d-printed-nose-of-a-dog-and-a-commercial-trace-vapor-detector
#3
Matthew E Staymates, William A MacCrehan, Jessica L Staymates, Roderick R Kunz, Thomas Mendum, Ta-Hsuan Ong, Geoffrey Geurtsen, Greg J Gillen, Brent A Craven
Unlike current chemical trace detection technology, dogs actively sniff to acquire an odor sample. Flow visualization experiments with an anatomically-similar 3D printed dog's nose revealed the external aerodynamics during canine sniffing, where ventral-laterally expired air jets entrain odorant-laden air toward the nose, thereby extending the "aerodynamic reach" for inspiration of otherwise inaccessible odors. Chemical sampling and detection experiments quantified two modes of operation with the artificial nose-active sniffing and continuous inspiration-and demonstrated an increase in odorant detection by a factor of up to 18 for active sniffing...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905940/drug-poisoning-deaths-in-the-united-states-1999-2012-a-statistical-adjustment-analysis
#4
Christopher J Ruhm
BACKGROUND: Drug poisoning mortality in the US has risen rapidly but the drugs involved are frequently unspecified on death certificates. METHODS: Reported and adjusted proportions of specific drug types involved in fatal drug poisonings were calculated using vital statistics mortality data from 1999 to 2012. The adjusted proportions were those predicted to occur if at least one specific type of drug had been identified on the death certificates of all poisoning fatalities...
January 15, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903678/adnp-is-a-therapeutically-inducible-repressor-of-wnt-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer
#5
Cristina Blaj, Agnes Bringmann, Eva Marina Schmidt, Manuela Urbischek, Sebastian Lamprecht, Thomas Fröhlich, Georg J Arnold, Stefan Krebs, Helmut Blum, Heiko Hermeking, Andreas Jung, Thomas Kirchner, David Horst
PURPOSE: Constitutively active WNT signaling is hallmark of colorectal cancers and driver of malignant tumor progression. Therapeutic targeting of WNT signaling is difficult due to high pathway complexity and its role in tissue homeostasis. Here we identify the transcription factor ADNP as a pharmacologically inducible repressor of WNT signaling in colon cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used transcriptomic, proteomic, and in situ analyses to identify ADNP expression in colorectal cancer, and cell biology approaches to determine its function...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900067/common-analgesic-agents-and-their-roles-in-analgesic-nephropathy-a-commentary-on-the-evidence
#6
REVIEW
Julian Yaxley
An association between non-opioid analgesic agents and chronic kidney disease has long been suspected. The presumed development of chronic renal impairment following protracted and excessive use of non-opioid analgesia is known as analgesic nephropathy. Many clinicians accept analgesic nephropathy as a real entity despite the paucity of scientific evidence. This narrative review aims to summarize the literature in the field. The weight of available observational literature suggests that long-term ingestion of paracetamol and combination mixtures of aspirin and paracetamol are likely to contribute to chronic renal impairment...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899527/biased-agonists-of-the-kappa-opioid-receptor-suppress-pain-and-itch-without-causing-sedation-or-dysphoria
#7
Tarsis F Brust, Jenny Morgenweck, Susy A Kim, Jamie H Rose, Jason L Locke, Cullen L Schmid, Lei Zhou, Edward L Stahl, Michael D Cameron, Sarah M Scarry, Jeffrey Aubé, Sara R Jones, Thomas J Martin, Laura M Bohn
Agonists targeting the kappa opioid receptor (KOR) have been promising therapeutic candidates because of their efficacy for treating intractable itch and relieving pain. Unlike typical opioid narcotics, KOR agonists do not produce euphoria or lead to respiratory suppression or overdose. However, they do produce dysphoria and sedation, side effects that have precluded their clinical development as therapeutics. KOR signaling can be fine-tuned to preferentially activate certain pathways over others, such that agonists can bias signaling so that the receptor signals through G proteins rather than other effectors such as βarrestin2...
November 29, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890310/same-day-total-hip-arthroplasty-performed-at-an-ambulatory-surgical-center-90-day-complication-rate-on-549-patients
#8
Gregg R Klein, Jason M Posner, Harlan B Levine, Mark A Hartzband
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing interest in outpatient total hip arthroplasty (THA), as there are perceived benefits to the patient, insurer, and overall healthcare system. However, the safety of outpatient total joint arthroplasty has not been studied. METHODS: Five hundred forty-nine patients who underwent mini-posterior THA at a freestanding independent ambulatory surgical center (ASC) were reviewed. All patients were discharged to home on the day of surgery...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884686/intraarterial-lidocaine-for-pain-control-in-uterine-artery-embolization-a-prospective-randomized-study
#9
Maxime Noel-Lamy, Kong T Tan, Martin E Simons, Kenneth W Sniderman, Oleg Mironov, Dheeraj K Rajan
PURPOSE: To assess efficacy of two different techniques of lidocaine injection in the uterine arteries to reduce pain following uterine artery embolization (UAE) for leiomyomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized single-blinded study was performed with 60 patients enrolled between November 2014 and December 2015 equally randomized to 3 arms. Group A received 10 mL lidocaine 1% (100 mg) mixed with polyvinyl alcohol particles (355-500 μm). Group B received the same dose of lidocaine injected after embolization...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881618/simultaneous-screening-and-quantification-of-basic-neutral-and-acidic-drugs-in-blood-using-uplc-qtof-ms
#10
Sergei Bidny, Kim Gago, Phuong Chung, Desdemona Albertyn, Daniel Pasin
An analytical method using ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (QTOF-MS) was developed and validated for the targeted toxicological screening and quantification of commonly used pharmaceuticals and drugs of abuse in postmortem blood using 100 µL sample. It screens for more than 185 drugs and metabolites and quantifies more than 90 drugs. The selected compounds include classes of pharmaceuticals and drugs of abuse such as: antidepressants, antipsychotics, analgesics (including narcotic analgesics), anti-inflammatory drugs, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, amphetamines, new psychoactive substances (NPS), cocaine and metabolites...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879573/multimodal-analgesia-versus-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-for-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-procedures
#11
Kern Singh, Daniel D Bohl, Junyoung Ahn, Dustin H Massel, Benjamin C Mayo, Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Philip K Louie, William W Long, Krishna D Modi, Tae D Kim, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Frank M Phillips, Asokumar Buvanendran
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative narcotic consumption and pain scores between multimodal analgesia (MMA) and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A multimodal analgesic approach to pain management may lead to decreased pain and narcotic consumption following orthopaedic procedures. However, additional evidence is required to determine how MMA compares to intravenous (IV) PCA following MIS TLIF...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871585/optimal-epidural-analgesia-for-patients-diagnosed-as-having-gynecologic-cancer-undergoing-interstitial-brachytherapy
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Ashley K Amsbaugh, Mark J Amsbaugh, Moataz N El-Ghamry, Brian M Derhake
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the optimal epidural analgesia for patients receiving interstitial brachytherapy (ISBT) for gynecologic cancers. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Operating room and hospital ward. PATIENTS: Seventy-three patients diagnosed as having gynecologic cancer and undergoing ISBT. INTERVENTIONS: Twelve patients received ropivacaine alone, 14 patients received ropivacaine with fentanyl, and 45 patients received ropivacaine with hydromorphone by epidural infusion...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871557/effect-of-adjunctive-dexmedetomidine-on-postoperative-intravenous-opioid-administration-in-patients-undergoing-thyroidectomy-in-an-ambulatory-setting
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Kristin Long, Joseph Ruiz, Spencer Kee, Alicia Kowalski, Farzin Goravanchi, Jeff Cerny, Katy French, Mike Hernandez, Nancy Perrier, Elizabeth Rebello
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Two of the most feared complications for patients undergoing thyroid surgery are pain and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Thyroidectomy is considered high risk for postoperative nausea and vomiting, and recent studies have looked at adjuncts to treat pain, limit narcotic use, "fast-track" the surgical process, and enhance recovery without compromising the patient's safety. One such perioperative medication of interest is dexmedetomidine (Dex), a centrally acting α-2 agonist that has been associated with reducing pain and postoperative opioid consumption...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871332/the-prevalence-of-novel-psychoactive-substances-nps-use-in-non-clinical-populations-a-systematic-review-protocol
#14
Salma M Khaled, Elizabeth Hughes, Dan Bressington, Monica Zolezzi, Ahmed Radwan, Ashish Badnapurkar, Richard Gray
BACKGROUND: Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are new narcotic or psychotropic drugs that are not controlled by the United Nations drug convention that may pose a serious public health threat due to their wide availability for purchase on the internet and in so called "head shops." Yet, the extent of their global use remains largely unknown. The aim of this study is to conduct a systematic review of the prevalence of NPS use in non-clinical populations. METHODS: This is a systematic review of observational studies...
November 21, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867478/theoretical-considerations-on-the-ultimate-depth-that-could-be-reached-by-saturation-human-divers
#15
Jacques H Abraini, Hélène N David, Nicolas Vallée, Jean-Jacques Risso
The occurrence of paroxysmal narcotic episodes including psychotic-like symptoms in divers participating to experimental deep diving programs with various gas mixtures has constituted, beyond the classical symptoms of the high-pressure neurological syndrome, the major limitation for deep diving. With the development of new saturation deep diving programs and experiments by the eastern nations, such as India and China, we believed that it is of interest to examine what could be the ultimate depth that could be reached by saturation human divers...
April 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867308/effect-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-antagonist-dextromethorphan-on-opioid-analgesia-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#16
Mohammed Naeem, Hala Al Alem, Ali Al Shehri, Majed Al-Jeraisy
Objective. Pain control is an essential goal in the management of critical children. Narcotics are the mainstay for pain control. Patients frequently need escalating doses of narcotics. In such cases an adjunctive therapy may be beneficial. Dextromethorphan (DM) is NMDA receptor antagonist and may prevent tolerance to narcotics; however, its definitive role is still unclear. We sought whether dextromethorphan addition could decrease the requirements of fentanyl to control pain in critical children. Design. Double-blind, randomized control trial (RCT)...
2016: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861433/understanding-phenotypes-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-applications-in-anesthesia-surgery-and-perioperative-medicine
#17
Yamini Subramani, Mandeep Singh, Jean Wong, Clete A Kushida, Atul Malhotra, Frances Chung
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep-disordered breathing with potential long-term major neurocognitive and cardiovascular sequelae. The pathophysiology of OSA varies between individuals and is composed of different underlying mechanisms. Several components including the upper airway anatomy, effectiveness of the upper airway dilator muscles such as the genioglossus, arousal threshold of the individual, and inherent stability of the respiratory control system determine the pathogenesis of OSA...
November 17, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860448/applicability-of-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-cocaine-profiling
#18
Cuimei Liu, Zhendong Hua, Xin Meng
For the first time in China, the chemical profiling of cocaine specimens was performed at the National Narcotics Laboratory. An ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF-MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 14 cocaine alkaloids and 5 main adulterants. Among them, ecgonine methyl ester, ecgonine, benzoylecgonine, and norcocaine were identified by comparing with the standard materials; tropacocaine, 3,4,5-trimethoxycocaine, cis and trans cinnamoylcocaine were tentatively identified based on the exact masses of protonated molecules and product ions; six unidentified alkaloids of 182/1...
November 8, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856266/local-injection-of-liposomal-bupivacaine-combined-with-intravenous-dexamethasone-reduces-postoperative-pain-and-hospital-stay-after-shoulder-arthroplasty
#19
Howard D Routman, Logan R Israel, Molly A Moor, Andrew D Boltuch
BACKGROUND: Alternative techniques have been developed to address pain after shoulder arthroplasty and are well documented. We evaluated the effect of adding intraoperative liposomal bupivacaine and intravenous dexamethasone during shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 2 consecutive cohorts undergoing elective shoulder arthroplasty. The 24 patients in cohort 1 and the 31 patients in cohort 2 received perioperative multimodal management with preoperative and postoperative intravenous and oral narcotics, gabapentin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, and single-injection interscalene block...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853692/comparison-of-the-analgesic-effect-of-paracetamol-and-magnesium-sulfate-during-surgeries
#20
Navid Kalani, Mohammad Sadegh Sanie, Hasan Zabetian, Mohammad Radmehr, Reza Sahraei, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Hadi Zare Marzouni
BACKGROUND: New drugs are increasingly used to induce analgesia during surgeries. This study compared the analgesic effects of paracetamol and magnesium sulfate. METHODS: Sixty patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I or II patients who were candidates for surgery of the lower limbs were randomly divided into three equal groups who were age and gender matched. Group 1 received paracetamol, and group 2, the magnesium sulfate during surgery and group 3 as the control...
September 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
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