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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758203/haloperidol-for-psychosis-induced-aggression-or-agitation-rapid-tranquillisation
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REVIEW
Edoardo G Ostinelli, Melanie J Brooke-Powney, Xue Li, Clive E Adams
BACKGROUND: Haloperidol used alone is recommended to help calm situations of aggression or agitation for people with psychosis. It is widely accessible and may be the only antipsychotic medication available in limited-resource areas. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether haloperidol alone is an effective treatment for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation, wherein clinicians are required to intervene to prevent harm to self and others. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Study-Based Register of Trials (26th May 2016)...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750419/pipamperone-and-delirium-a-preliminary-evaluation-of-its-effectiveness-in-the-management-of-delirium-and-its-subtypes
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Soenke Boettger, Silvana Knöpfel, Maria Schubert, David Garcia Nuñez, Michael Martin Plichta, Richard Klaghofer, Josef Jenewein
INTRODUCTION: Delirium has been recognised as an underdiagnosed and undermanaged syndrome with substantial prevalence rates and potentially deleterious consequences in the medically ill population. Despite its frequent administration in the management of delirium, the effectiveness of pipamperone has not yet been evaluated. METHODS: In this retrospective, descriptive cohort study of 192 patients, pipamperone as monotherapy and as an adjunct to haloperidol, haloperidol alone, or atypical antipsychotics were compared with respect to their effectiveness in the management of delirium and its subtypes over the course of 20 days...
July 27, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718026/solid-phase-extraction-of-multi-class-pharmaceuticals-from-environmental-water-samples-onto-modified-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-followed-by-lc-ms-ms
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Bojana Lalović, Tatjana Đurkić, Marija Vukčević, Ivona Janković-Častvan, Ana Kalijadis, Zoran Laušević, Mila Laušević
In this paper, pristine and chemically treated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were employed as solid-phase extraction sorbents for the isolation and enrichment of multi-class pharmaceuticals from the surface water and groundwater, prior to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry analysis. Thirteen pharmaceuticals that belong to different therapeutical classes (erythromycin, azithromycin, sulfamethoxazole, diazepam, lorazepam, carbamazepine, metoprolol, bisoprolol, enalapril, cilazapril, simvastatin, clopidogrel, diclofenac) and two metabolites of metamizole (4-acetylaminoantipyrine and 4-formylaminoantipyrine) were selected for this study...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680170/pharmacokinetic-interactions-between-valproic-acid-and-lorazepam-pivotal-study-a-review-of-site-specific-practices
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Joane Y Tang, Tony K L Kiang, Mary H H Ensom
BACKGROUND: Coadministration of lorazepam and valproic acid is identified by tertiary references as causing a major drug interaction that requires therapy modification and dosage adjustments. The proposed mechanism involves inhibition of lorazepam glucuronidation via direct inhibition of uridine 5'-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase enzymes by valproic acid. However, the clinical significance of this interaction is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To identify site-specific practices and assess clinical responses to the interaction between valproic acid and lorazepam...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650904/pediatric-procedural-sedation-using-the-combination-of-ketamine-and-propofol-outside-of-the-emergency-department-a-report-from-the-pediatric-sedation-research-consortium
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Jocelyn R Grunwell, Curtis Travers, Anne G Stormorken, Patricia D Scherrer, Corrie E Chumpitazi, Jana A Stockwell, Mark G Roback, Joseph Cravero, Pradip P Kamat
OBJECTIVES: Outcomes associated with a sedative regimen comprised ketamine + propofol for pediatric procedural sedation outside of both the pediatric emergency department and operating room are underreported. We used the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database to describe a multicenter experience with ketamine + propofol by pediatric sedation providers. DESIGN: Prospective observational study of children receiving IV ketamine + propofol for procedural sedation outside of the operating room and emergency department using data abstracted from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium during 2007-2015...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640169/the-use-of-lorazepam-and-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-catatonia-treatment-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-60-patients
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Ahmet Unal, Abdurrahman Altindag, Bahadir Demir, Ihsan Aksoy
OBJECTIVES: Lorazepam and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are effective treatments for catatonia. However, systematic data on these treatments in catatonia are limited. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the clinical and treatment-related characteristics of patients with catatonia who underwent lorazepam and/or ECT. METHODS: Between January 2012 and December 2016, we received 60 patients with catatonia hospitalized in the Gaziantep University Faculty of Medicine Clinic of Psychiatry...
June 20, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629738/nitrous-oxide-versus-oral-sedation-for-pain-management-of-first-trimester-surgical-abortion-a-randomized-study
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Rameet H Singh, Maria Montoya, Eve Espey, Lawrence Leeman
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare nitrous oxide with oxygen (N2O/O2) to oral hydrocodone/acetaminophen and lorazepam for analgesia during first-trimester surgical abortion. STUDY DESIGN: This double-blind randomized trial assigned women undergoing first-trimester surgical abortion at<11 weeks' gestation to inhaled N2O/O2 vs. oral sedation for pain management. The N2O/O2 group received up to 70:30 ratio during the procedure and placebo pills preprocedure; the oral group received inhaled oxygen during the procedure and oral hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5 mg/325 mg and lorazepam 1 mg preprocedure...
August 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620949/nonintravenous-rescue-medications-for-pediatric-status-epilepticus-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Iván Sánchez Fernández, Marina Gaínza-Lein, Tobias Loddenkemper
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the cost-effectiveness of rescue medications for pediatric status epilepticus: rectal diazepam, nasal midazolam, buccal midazolam, intramuscular midazolam, and nasal lorazepam. METHODS: Decision analysis model populated with effectiveness data from the literature and cost data from publicly available market prices. The primary outcome was cost per seizure stopped ($/SS). One-way sensitivity analyses and second-order Monte Carlo simulations evaluated the robustness of the results across wide variations of the input parameters...
August 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615768/the-phenomenology-and-treatment-response-in-catatonia-a-hospital-based-descriptive-study
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Sarada Prasanna Swain, Sushree Sangita Behura, Manoj Kumar Dash
BACKGROUND: Literatures regarding clinical symptomatology and treatment response of catatonia are very few. OBJECTIVE: To assess onset, clinical profile, diagnostic break up, treatment response and outcome in patients diagnosed as Catatonia, reported to a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The present study was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted in indoor of Mental Health Institute (Centre of Excellence), S.C.B. Medical College, between March 2015 to March 2016...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613368/-rapid-tranquillisation-for-agitated-patients-with-psychostimulant-intoxication
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P Geerts, K Titeca, G M D Lemmens, J De Fruyt
Because psychostimulant intoxication can lead to serious health risks for the patient, it is often necessary to ensure that the patient receives both adequate medical surveillance and rapid tranquillisation.<br/> AIM: To find out whether there is scientific evidence that psychopharmacological intervention helps patients with psychostimulant intoxication to manage aggression and agitation.<br/> METHOD: We searched the literature systematically.<br/> RESULTS: Our study showed that intravenous droperidol worked faster and was more effective than intravenous lorazepam in inducing sedation in patients intoxicated with psychostimulants...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610803/catatonia-is-not-schizophrenia-and-it-is-treatable
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Francisco J Appiani, Gonzalo S Castro
Catatonia is a cluster of motor features that appears in many recognized psychiatric illnesses, that according to the DSM-5 it is not linked as a subtype to schizophrenia anymore. The classic signs are mutism, a rigid posture, fixed staring, stereotypic movements, and stupor, which are all part of a broad psychopathology that may be found in affective, thought, neurological, toxic, metabolic and immunological disorders. Despite the many etiologies, catatonia may be a life-threatening condition with a specific treatment...
June 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595243/determinants-and-timeline-of-perioperative-anxiety-in-mohs-surgery
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Irèn Kossintseva, David Zloty
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) exhibit anxiety relating to cancer cure or the expected cosmetic outcome. OBJECTIVE: To obtain quantitative measurements of perioperative cancer and cosmetic anxiety levels in first-time MMS patients. Parameters influencing anxiety and its natural course were assessed. METHODS: Prospective, single-blinded, questionnaire study of 173 patients undergoing MMS of the face. Anxiety levels were assessed using a visual analog scale preoperatively and postoperatively over 6 months...
August 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582280/lorazepam-challenge-for-individuals-at-varying-genetic-risk-for-alzheimer-disease
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Cynthia M Stonnington, Brian Harel, Dona E C Locke, Joseph G Hentz, Nan Zhang, Paul Maruff, Richard J Caselli
INTRODUCTION: This study set out to clarify the differential acute cognitive impact of lorazepam based on varying genetic risk for Alzheimer disease. METHODS: Fifty-seven cognitively unimpaired individuals aged 51 to 88, genotyped according to apolipoprotein E (APOE) and translocase of outer mitochondrial membrane (40 homolog) poly-T lengths, completed cognitive testing before, 2.5 and 5 hours after receiving a 1 mg dose of lorazepam. RESULTS: Post-lorazepam, there were significant (P<0...
June 2, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574532/association-between-opioid-and-benzodiazepine-use-and-clinical-deterioration-in-ward-patients
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Patrick G Lyons, Ashley Snyder, Sarah Sokol, Dana P Edelson, Babak Mokhlesi, Matthew M Churpek
BACKGROUND: Opioids and benzodiazepines are frequently used in hospitals, but little is known about outcomes among ward patients receiving these medications. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between opioid and benzodiazepine administration and clinical deterioration. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: 500-bed academic urban tertiary-care hospital. PATIENTS: All adults hospitalized on the wards from November 2008 to January 2016 were included...
June 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571548/intermittent-transient-motor-aphasia-in-acute-lithium-toxicity-a-case-report-and-brief-review
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S Madhusoodanan, Varudhini Reddy, Sonya Mohan
INTRODUCTION: Lithium is known to cause certain neurological deficits. However, reports of aphasia secondary to lithium toxicity are scant. We report the case of a 70 year old African American woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder and mild dementia who developed transient intermittent aphasia secondary to lithium toxicity. METHODS: Patient was admitted because of agitation, delusional behavior, and loud and pressured speech. Her previous medications included divalproex sodium 500mg po bid, valproic acid 250mg po qd, risperidone 3...
May 31, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559636/treating-an-adolescent-with-long-qt-syndrome-for-bipolar-disorder-a-case-presentation
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Özlem Önen, Ayşe Kutlu, Handan Özek Erkuran
OBJECTIVES: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is described as the development of sudden syncope attacks or death as a result of ventricular tachycardia (VT) episodes that might be observed as elongated QT interval in electrocardiography (ECG). Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is recommended as first-line treatment for the condition in guidelines. We aimed to present an adolescent recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (BD) who had LQTS that was treated with ICD, discussing her follow up and treatment along with relevant literature...
January 26, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543168/a-new-tool-to-tackle-the-opioid-epidemic-description-utility-and-results-from-the-maine-diversion-alert-program
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Brian J Piper, Clare E Desrosiers, Harriet C Fisher, Kenneth L McCall, Stephanie D Nichols
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The opioid epidemic continues to impact the United States, and new strategies are needed to combat this epidemic. The objective of this study was to analyze 2015 drug arrest data from Maine's Diversion Alert (DA) program (diversionalert.org), compare arrest data between the first quarters of 2015 and 2016, and provide an analysis of the sex differences in the arrests as well as information about DA use. STUDY DESIGN: This was a population-based descriptive study using data from the Maine DA program...
May 19, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540039/successful-withdrawal-from-high-dose-benzodiazepine-in-a-young-patient-through-electronic-monitoring-of-polypharmacy-a-case-report-in-an-ambulatory-setting
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REVIEW
Hèctor R Loscertales, Valerie Wentzky, Kenneth Dürsteler, Johannes Strasser, Kurt E Hersberger, Isabelle Arnet
BACKGROUND: Dependence on high-dose benzodiazepines (BZDs) is well known and discontinuation attempts are generally unsuccessful. A well established protocol for high-dose BZD withdrawal management is lacking. We present the case of withdrawal from high-dose lorazepam (>20 mg daily) in an unemployed 35-year-old male outpatient through agonist substitution with long-acting clonazepam and electronic monitoring over 28 weeks. METHODS: All medicines were repacked into weekly 7 × 4 cavity multidose punch cards with an electronic monitoring system...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535979/mirtazapine-fatal-poisoning
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Claudia Vignali, Angelo Groppi, Francesca Brandolini, Francesco Maria Avato, Anna Talarico, Rosa Maria Gaudio, Luca Morini
Mirtazapine is a noradrenergic and specific serotoninergic antidepressant agent that stimulates norepinephrine and serotonin release while also blocking serotonin receptors (5-HT2 and 5-HT3). Although the drug is used extensively, at present we do not know of any fatal cases due to mirtazapine alone. On the contrary, the published literature describes several fatal poisoning cases related to the intake of mirtazapine together with other drugs. Here we describe a fatal case of mirtazapine self-poisoning, since the other drug detected (lorazepam), was within the therapeutic range...
May 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515558/a-rare-case-of-complicated-opioid-withdrawal-in-delirium-without-convulsions
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B Neeraj Raj, N Manamohan, Divya Hegde, Chandrashekar B Huded, Johnson Pradeep
Opioids are one of the commonly abused substances in India. Opioid withdrawal symptoms classically include severe muscle cramps, bone aches, autonomic symptoms, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and temperature dysregulation. However, reports of cases with delirium during withdrawal are few. A 25-year-old male with severe opioid withdrawal symptoms developed delirium. Investigations were normal. There were no comorbidities, no significant past history and family history. Patient treated for opioid dependence with tapering doses of lorazepam and clonidine...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
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