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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793195/alcohol-and-drugs-use-among-drivers-injured-in-road-accidents-in-campania-italy-a-8-years-retrospective-analysis
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Anna Carfora, Carlo Pietro Campobasso, Paola Cassandro, Raffaella Petrella, Renata Borriello
A recent update of the Italian Road Traffic Law (RTL 41/2016), established severe penal sanctions when drivers, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs (DUID), are involved in road accident that results in death or injuries. A study was carried out to assess the trends of consumption of alcohol, illicit drugs or pharmaceutical among injured drivers suspected for DUI or DUID from 2009 to 2016 in the region of Campania (Italy). Confirmation toxicological analyses were performed on 780 blood samples and 1017 urine samples collected from 1797 injured drivers...
May 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786965/l-and-d-threo-ethylphenidate-concentrations-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-in-horses
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Heather K Knych, Dan S McKemie, Kelsey Seminoff, Petra Hartmann, Lynn Hovda, Dionne Benson
Ethylphenidate is a psychostimulant and analogue of the commonly prescribed compound, methylphenidate (Ritalin®). There are a limited number of studies describing the disposition and pharmacologic/toxicological effects of ethylphenidate in any species. The abuse potential in equine athletes along with the limited data available regarding administration in horses necessitates further study. The objectives of the current study were to describe drug concentrations, develop an analytical method that could be used to regulate its use and describe the pharmacodynamic effects of ethylphenidate in horses...
May 22, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781175/translational-safety-biomarkers-of-colonic-barrier-integrity-in-the-rat
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Tim Erkens, Ruud Bueters, Marjolein van Heerden, Filip Cuyckens, Rob Vreeken, Nick Goeminne, Lieve Lammens
The intestinal barrier controls intestinal permeability, and its disruption has been associated with multiple diseases. Therefore, preclinical safety biomarkers monitoring barrier integrity are essential during the development of drugs targeting the intestines, particularly if starting treatment early after onset of disease. Classical toxicology endpoints are not sensitive enough and therefore our objective was to identify non-invasive markers enabling early in vivo detection of colonic barrier perturbation...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778398/antipsychotic-induced-disorders-reported-cases-and-prospective-study-on-muscle-biomarkers-after-high-exposure-to-haloperidol
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Abderrezak Khelfi, Mohammed Azzouz, Rania Abtroun, Mohammed Reggabi, Berkahoum Alamir
Antipsychotic drugs are known to induce neuromuscular effects. In this study, we review 13 years (2002-2014) of antipsychotic intoxications reported by the anti-poisoning center of Algiers (APCA). The most recorded symptoms were neuromuscular/muscular disorders, of which haloperidol was the most inducer among all antipsychotics. A prospective study was conducted between December 2012 and January 2017 to evaluate muscle effects generated after intentional or accidental ingestion of haloperidol. Fifty-one patients admitted in different emergency departments in Algiers were included in this study...
May 17, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776349/randomised-controlled-trial-rct-of-cannabinoid-replacement-therapy-nabiximols-for-the-management-of-treatment-resistant-cannabis-dependent-patients-a-study-protocol
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Anjali K Bhardwaj, David J Allsop, Jan Copeland, Iain S McGregor, Adrian Dunlop, Marian Shanahan, Raimondo Bruno, Nghi Phung, Mark Montebello, Craig Sadler, Jessica Gugusheff, Melissa Jackson, Jennifer Luksza, Nicholas Lintzeris
BACKGROUND: The cannabis extract nabiximols (Sativex®) effectively supresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings in treatment resistant cannabis dependent individuals, who have high relapse rates following conventional withdrawal treatments. This study examines the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of longer-term nabiximols treatment for outpatient cannabis dependent patients who have not responded to previous conventional treatment approaches. METHODS/DESIGN: A phase III multi-site outpatient, randomised, double-blinded, placebo controlled parallel design, comparing a 12-week course of nabiximols to placebo, with follow up at 24 weeks after enrolment...
May 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772457/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-metabolic-investigation-of-the-palbociclib-by-uhplc-q-tof-ms-ms-and-in-silico-toxicity-studies-of-its-metabolites
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Balasaheb B Chavan, Shristy Tiwari, Shankar G, Rakesh D Nimbalkar, Prabha Garg, Srinivas R, M V N Kumar Talluri
Palbociclib (PAB) is a CDK4/6 inhibitor and U. S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted regular approval for the treatment of hormone receptor (HR) positive, metastatic breast cancer in combination with an aromatase inhibitor in postmenopausal women. Metabolite identification is a crucial aspect during drug discovery and development as the drug metabolites may be pharmacologically active or possess toxicological activity. As there are no reports on the metabolism studies of the PAB, the present study focused on investigation of the in vitro and in vivo metabolic fate of the drug...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764677/a-novel-in-house-mixed-mode-solid-phase-extraction-of-urine-for-the-determination-of-16-basic-drugs-by-hplc-ion-trap-ms
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Giacomo Musile, Lucia Cenci, Elena Piletska, Rossella Gottardo, Alessandra M Bossi, Federica Bortolotti
The aim of the present work was to develop a novel in-house mixed-mode SPE sorbent to be used for the HPLC-Ion TrapMS determination of 16 basic drugs in urine. By using a computational modelling, a virtual monomer library was screened identifying three suitable functional monomers, methacrylic acid (MAA), itaconic acid (IA) and 2-acrylamide-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid (AMPSA), respectively. Three different sorbents were then synthetized based on these monomers, and using as cross-linker trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TMPTMA)...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762685/urine-multi-drug-screening-with-gc-ms-or-lc-ms-ms-using-salle-hybrid-ppt-spe
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Junhui Lee, Jiwon Park, Ahra Go, Heesung Moon, Sujin Kim, Sohee Jung, Wonjoon Jeong, Heesun Chung
To intoxicated patients in the emergency room, toxicological analysis can be considerably helpful for identifying the involved toxicants. In order to develop a urine multi-drug screening (UmDS) method, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) were used to determine targeted and unknown toxicants in urine. A GC-MS method in scan mode was validated for selectivity, limit of detection (LOD) and recovery. An LC-MS-MS multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) method was validated for lower LOD, recovery and matrix effect...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760857/retrospective-chart-review-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-intoxication-with-toxicologic-analysis
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Payal Sud, Miles Gordon, Laura Tortora, Matthew Stripp, Damon Borg, Adam Berman
Introduction: Use of synthetic cannabinoids (SC) has recently emerged as a new drug epidemic. Our emergency departments (EDs) received a surge of SC users presenting with lethargy and bradycardia, contrasting prior reports of SC-induced tachycardia and agitation. Our goal was to describe these novel presentations and characterize the compounds. Methods: We present a case series of patients with SC intoxication who presented to our toxicology service covering two tertiary care EDs between 2/11/2015 and 6/23/2015...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759800/-hypertensive-crisis-and-anticholinergic-toxidrome-secondary-to-accidental-consumption-of-datura-stramonium-in-two-children
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D D Batouche, N-F Benatta, K Tabeliouna, S Boudjahfa, Y Touhami, S Hakkoum
OBJECTIVE: To identify a hypertensive clinical form of atropine or anticholinergic toxidrome secondary to accidental consumption of Datura seeds. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report two cases of Datura intoxication in two children who presented marked anticholinergic syndrome whose diagnosis was made by the anamnesis and the clinic. RESULT: Patient 1: A 5-year-old boy, returns home agitated with balance disorders. He was admitted to pediatric resuscitation unit...
May 11, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750249/zolpidem-and-zolpidem-carboxylic-acid-results-from-medication-monitoring
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Sheng Feng, Oneka T Cummings, Gregory McIntire
Zolpidem (Ambien®) is one of the "Z" drugs often used to improve sleep in older patients and those suffering from insomnia. Schwope, D.M., DePriest, A., Black, D.L., Caplan, Y.H., Cone, E.J., Heltsley, R. (2014) Determing zolpidem compliance: urinary metabolite detection and prevalence in chronic pain patients . Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 38, 513-518 reported that zolpidem in urine is not very prevalent being present <23% of the time in patient urine while the major metabolite, zolpidem 4-phenyl carboxylic acid (ZCA), is much more prevalent in urine with positive rates as high as 50% of the patient samples reviewed...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745328/a-case-of-acute-intoxication-due-to-the-assumption-of-the-new-psychoactive-substance-nps-u-47700-identification-in-urine-blood-and-pubic-hair-by-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Donata Favretto, Vogliardi Susanna, Stocchero Giulia, Maietti Sergio, Tucci Marianna, Nalesso Alessandro, Snenghi Rossella
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: We report on a case of severe intoxication after insufflation of U-47700, a synthetic opioid that acts as a selective agonist of the µ-opioid receptor, several times more potent than morphine. A man in his 30s was found irresponsive in his apartment and was brought to the emergency department of a local hospital. A comatous state and severe respiratory depression were diagnosed. Anamnesis revealed that the patient could have taken the substance named "U-47700", bought in the Internet...
May 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738993/investigating-drug-facilitated-sexual-assault-at-a-dedicated-forensic-centre-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Marianne Tiemensma, Bronwen Davies
BACKGROUND: Drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA) is a well-recognised public health concern. In South Africa however, epidemiological and toxicological data associated with suspected DFSA are not available. Toxicological screening is currently not routinely available in clinical forensic practice in the Western Cape, or elsewhere in South Africa. OBJECTIVES: To preliminary investigate and characterize DFSA in a specific metropolitan setting in South Africa and to identify the drugs/xenobiotics associated with these reported DFSAs...
April 23, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704989/genotoxicity-assessment-of-the-novel-antitussive-agent-benzonatate-and-its-major-metabolite
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Steve Teo, Wannie Madraymootoo, Emily Dakoulas, Rohan Kulkarni, Marie McKeon
Benzonatate (TESSALON® ) is a peripherally acting oral antitussive. It undergoes rapid ester hydrolysis producing 4-(butylamino) benzoic acid (BBA) and methylated polyethylene glycol (MPG) metabolites, which are eliminated in urine and feces. The nonclinical and clinical efficacy of Benzonatate has been demonstrated over the last 60 years, but its safety was not fully assessed. In this study, we tested the genotoxicity of Benzonatate and its major metabolite BBA in an in vitro bacterial reverse mutation and in vivo micronucleus assays...
May 2018: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701148/quantification-of-methamphetamine-%C3%A2-shabu%C3%A2-in-biological-matrices-to-detect-prenatal-exposure-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
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Pilar Jarque, Antonia Roca, Isabel Gomila, Valeria Noce, B Bernardino Barcelo, Julia Klein
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine misuse represents an increasing global public health problem. Its consumption during pregnancy becomes a relevant issue, since it has clinical consequences for the child's health and the pregnant woman. Despite this, there are only few data in the literature that include analytical results in the matrices used to detect prenatal exposure. OBJECTIVES: 1) Present a case report of prenatal methamphetamine exposure with toxicological analytical confirmation in biological matrices; and 2) Perform a compilation of prenatal methamphetamine exposure studies and case reports which include toxicological analytical results...
April 26, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683043/toxicological-hair-analysis-pre-analytical-analytical-and-interpretive-aspects
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Himanshu Khajuria, Biswa Prakash Nayak, Ashish Badiye
Background and aims Hair analysis for drug detection is one of the widely accepted imperative techniques in the field of forensic toxicology. The current study was designed to investigate the efficacy of chromatography for detection of drugs of abuse in hair. Method A comprehensive review of articles from last two decades on hair analyses via PubMed and similar resources was performed. Issues concerning collection, decontamination and analytical techniques are summarised. Physiochemical nature of hair, mechanism of drug incorporation and its stability in hair are briefly discussed...
January 1, 2018: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623562/decline-in-buprenorphine-naloxone-prescriptions-in-a-state-medicaid-population-following-formulary-conversion-from-suboxone-to-bunavail
#17
Richard Soper, Sireesh Appajosyula, Christina Deximo
INTRODUCTION: A large, statewide, fee-for-service Medicaid plan recently (October 2015) executed a complete switch from sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone [(SLBN), Suboxone® ] to buccal buprenorphine-naloxone [(BBN), Bunavail® ] on its preferred drug formulary. This complete formulary switch provided an opportunity to assess dynamic changes in prescribing patterns, patient/physician acceptance, and indices of potential misuse/diversion. METHODS: For the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016, two datasets were analyzed: prescriptions and associated costs for buprenorphine-naloxone (BN) products and urine toxicology test results for patients in the Medicaid plan...
April 6, 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608412/physicians-report-adopting-safer-opioid-prescribing-behaviors-after-academic-detailing-intervention
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Mary Jo Larson, Cheryl Browne, Ruslan V Nikitin, Nikki R Wooten, Sarah Ball, Rachel Sayko Adams, Kelly Barth
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated an educational intervention intended to increase physician use of patient prescription history information from the state prescription monitoring program (PMP) and their adoption of clinical behaviors consistent with opioid prescription guidelines to reduce patient risk. METHODS: Physician volunteers (N = 87) in community practices and Veterans Administration medical settings in South Carolina received an office-based, individualized, educational intervention (academic detailing) from a trained pharmacist who promoted 3 key messages about safer opioid prescribing...
April 2, 2018: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592839/high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-based-methodologies-for-identification-of-etravirine-bioactivation-to-reactive-metabolites-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-approaches
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Ana L A Godinho, Inês L Martins, João Nunes, Catarina Charneira, Jorge Grilo, Diogo M Silva, Sofia A Pereira, Karina Soto, M Conceição Oliveira, M Matilde Marques, Cristina C Jacob, Alexandra M M Antunes
Drug bioactivation to reactive metabolites capable of covalent adduct formation with bionucleophiles is a major cause of drug-induced adverse reactions. Therefore, elucidation of reactive metabolites is essential to unravel the toxicity mechanisms induced by drugs and thereby identify patient subgroups at higher risk. Etravirine (ETR) was the first second-generation Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NNRTI) to be approved, as a therapeutic option for HIV-infected patients who developed resistance to the first-generation NNRTIs...
March 25, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565701/assessment-of-pregabalin-use-by-hair-testing
#20
Pascal Kintz, Alice Ameline, Jean-Sébastien Raul
BACKGROUND: The detection and analysis of drugs in hair has progressively emerged as a consequence of the enhanced sensitivity of analytical techniques used in forensic toxicology; a greater advantage in using this matrix respect to classical ones (i.e., urine and blood) is an easier and noninvasive sample collection, even when the careful supervision of law-enforcement officers is required to avoid the risk that the sample may be adulterated or replaced. Moreover, according to the length of the hair, the history of drug exposure can be retrospectively monitored from few weeks up to months or years since sample collection...
March 22, 2018: Substance Use & Misuse
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