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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785888/the-impact-of-oprm1-s-genetic-polymorphisms-on-methadone-maintenance-treatment-in-opioid-addicts-a-systematic-review
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Bilel Oueslati, Olfa Moula, Rim Ghachem
AIM: Methadone is a long-acting opioid receptor agonist. It is prescribed to patients with opioid-related use disorders. The OPRM1 gene encodes for methadone's main receptor. It appears that polymorphisms in OPRM1 may affect the efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to identify all relevant published papers dealing with the impact ofOPRM1's SNPs  on MMT's efficacy and to summarize results in order to evaluate the relevance of conducting pretherapeutic genotyping in opioid addicts prior to the onset of MMT...
May 22, 2018: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756335/treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-evidence-based-review-and-implications-for-clinical-practice-revised-2017-%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Juliane Winkelmann, Richard P Allen, Birgit Högl, Yuichi Inoue, Wolfgang Oertel, Aaro V Salminen, John W Winkelman, Claudia Trenkwalder, Cristina Sampaio
The objective of the current review was to update the previous evidence-based medicine review of treatments for restless legs syndrome published in 2008. All randomized, controlled trials (level I) with a high quality score published between January 2007 and January 2017 were reviewed. Forty new studies qualified for efficacy review. Pregabalin, gabapentin enacarbil, and oxycodone/naloxone, which did not appear in the previous review, have accrued data to be considered efficacious. Likewise, new data enable the modification of the level of efficacy for rotigotine from likely efficacious to efficacious...
May 14, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729777/methadone-maximizing-safety-and-efficacy-for-pain-control-in-patients-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Mary Lynn McPherson, Ryan C Costantino, Alexandra L McPherson
Methadone is a valuable opioid in the management of patients who have cancer with pain. Methadone is a mu-, kappa-, and delta-opioid agonist, and an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist. These mechanisms of action make methadone an attractive option for complex pain syndromes. It is critically important that providers consider a patient's risk status before beginning methadone. Careful consideration must be given to dosing methadone in both opioid-naïve and opioid-tolerant patients, with vigilant monitoring for therapeutic effectiveness and potential toxicity until the patient achieves steady state...
June 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726847/opioid-induced-hyperalgesia-in-the-nonsurgical-setting-a-systematic-review
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David Z Yang, Billy Sin, Joshua Beckhusen, Dawei Xia, Rebecca Khaimova, Ilia Iliev
BACKGROUND: Opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) is a phenomenon that causes an increased pain sensitization and perception of pain to noxious stimuli secondary to opioid exposure. While this clinical effect has been described in the surgical setting, it is unclear if OIH occurs in the nonsurgical setting. STUDY QUESTION: To review the available literature which evaluated OIH in nonsurgical settings. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive literature search was performed using PubMed (January 1946-July 2017) using a variety of keywords for OIH...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720913/effects-of-methadone-on-corrected-q-t-interval-prolongation-in-critically-ill-children
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Travis S Heath, Rachel G Greenberg, Susan R Hupp, David A Turner, Christoph P Hornik, Kanecia O Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the association between methadone use and corrected Q-T interval (QTc) prolongation in critically ill children. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of critically ill children receiving methadone at a tertiary care pediatric hospital was conducted. Patients younger than 19 years who had been admitted to the intensive care unit between January 1, 2009, and June 21, 2013, who had received methadone while inpatients, and who had had electrocardiograms (ECGs) performed within 30 days before and after methadone initiation were included...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719345/status-investigation-of-outpatients-receiving-methadone-maintenance-treatment-mmt-in-shanghai-from-2005-to-2016
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Jiayi Bao, Lei Zhang, Zhen Ning, Jie Fu, Min Zhao, Jiang DU
Background: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is an effective measure to control drug abuse, prevent AIDS, and improve family and social functions among those with heroin addiction. Relevant surveys in recent years show that the number of outpatients receiving MMT has a downward trend. Aims: To understand variation in maintenance treatment rates and causes of withdrawal for outpatients receiving MMT in Shanghai since initiation of this program. Method: This study was a retrospective investigation, with data from the AIDS Comprehensive Prevention and Control Data Information Management System of the China AIDS Prevention and Control Center...
December 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706172/effects-of-medication-assisted-treatment-mat-for-opioid-use-disorder-on-functional-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Margaret A Maglione, Laura Raaen, Christine Chen, Gulrez Azhar, Nima Shahidinia, Mimi Shen, Ervant Maksabedian, Roberta M Shanman, Sydne Newberry, Susanne Hempel
This systematic review synthesizes evidence on the effects of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) on functional outcomes, including cognitive (e.g., memory), physical (e.g., fatigue), occupational (e.g., return to work), social/behavioral (e.g., criminal activity), and neurological (e.g., balance) function. Five databases were searched from inception to July 2017 to identify English-language controlled trials, case control studies, and cohort comparisons of one or more groups; cross-sectional studies were excluded...
June 2018: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705461/principal-component-analysis-of-synthetic-adulterants-in-herbal-supplements-advertised-as-weight-loss-drugs
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Akram Ghasemi Dastjerdi, Maryam Akhgari, Artin Kamali, Zahra Mousavi
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is one of the major problems in many countries. Herbal drugs are widely used to treat obesity. Unfortunately the majority of herbal weight loss drugs are adulterated with active pharmaceutical ingredients. The purpose of the present study was to analyse herbal weight loss drugs for the general search for pharmaceuticals. METHODS: sixty one herbal weight loss drugs that were collected from herb shops and internet in Kermanshah, Iran were analysed qualitatively using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry...
May 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699053/-current-situation-on-new-psychoactive-substances-abuse-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-china
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Z Cheng, M M Dai, X B Cao
Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) greatly contributed to the successful outcomes of prevention and control on both AIDS and drug abuse in China. However, the features on drug abuse changed in the past decades, and the prevalence of new psychoactive substances abuse potentially somehow offset the achievement of MMT. This paper concised the information on research and surveys of this issue that targeting on the current situation, characteristics, related factors and relevant public health problem on new psychoactive substances abuse, among patients who have been on MMT, in China...
April 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680730/orexin-a-in-men-with-heroin-use-disorder-undergoing-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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Meng-Chang Tsai, Tiao-Lai Huang
Orexins have played a role in reward-seeking and addiction-related behavior. There are few reports in the literature on serum levels of orexins in patients with heroin use disorder (HUD) undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). The aim of this study was to investigate the serum levels of orexin A in HUD patients undergoing MMT. Fifty male HUD patients undergoing MMT and 25 healthy males were enrolled for this study. Serum orexin A were measured with assay kits. Using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) with body mass index (BMI) adjustments, the serum levels of orexin A in HUD men undergoing MMT were found to be significantly higher than in healthy controls...
April 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671504/buprenorphine-therapy-for-opioid-use-disorder
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Roger Zoorob, Alicia Kowalchuk, Maria Mejia de Grubb
Opioid misuse, including the use of heroin and the overprescribing, misuse, and diversion of opioid pain medications, has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in opioid use disorder and associated overdoses and deaths. Addiction is a chronic brain disease with a genetic component that affects motivation, inhibition, and cognition. Patient characteristics associated with successful buprenorphine maintenance treatment include stable or controlled medical or psychiatric comorbidities and a safe, substance-free environment...
March 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670549/educational-and-behavioral-counseling-in-a-methadone-maintenance-treatment-program-in-china-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pulin Liu, Ranran Song, Yao Zhang, Cheng Liu, Bingxi Cai, Xuebing Liu, Jiaoyuan Li, Xueqin Chen, Juntao Ke, Jiao Lou, Wei Chen, Beibei Zhu, Li Zou, Yang Yang, Ying Zhu, Yajie Gong, Rong Zhong, Xiaoping Miao
Introduction: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) programs have been rapidly scaled up nationwide in China in recent years, and psychosocial intervention measures, including counseling, were recommended for improving the outcomes of MMT. However, the effectiveness of counseling in MMT programs remains controversial. This study investigated the efficacy of educational and behavioral counseling (EBC) mode in an MMT program in China. Methods: A total of 125 eligible participants were randomized to EBC or a control group...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657696/comparing-effectiveness-of-mindfulness-based-relapse-prevention-with-treatment-as-usual-on-impulsivity-and-relapse-for-methadone-treated-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mehdi Yaghubi, Fatemeh Zargar, Hossein Akbari
Background: Impulsivity is one of the causes of relapse that can affect treatment outcomes. Studies have shown that addiction treatments can reduce impulsivity in drug-dependent individuals. Studies also have suggested that mindfulness is associated with impulsivity. However, no study has investigated the effectiveness of the mindfulness-based intervention on impulsivity in opioid-dependent individuals. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) with treatment as usual (TAU) in terms of impulsivity and relapse for methadone-treated patients...
July 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657695/effectiveness-of-transactional-analysis-group-therapy-on-addiction-intensity-of-woman-patients-treated-with-methadone
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Niloofar Etemadi-Chardah, Bahman Matinpour, Rasoul Heshmati
Background: Addiction brings about severe and profound physical, psychological and social damages such as divorce, crime, and unemployment. The present study was to investigate the effectiveness of transactional analysis (TA) therapy on addiction intensity of woman patients treated with methadone. Methods: The research design was quasi-experimental with a pretest-posttest and a control group. The statistical population consisted of all the addicted women who referred to any drug rehabilitation center of Tehran, Iran, in 2016...
July 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649094/methadone-maintenance-treatment-a-15-year-retrospective-study-in-split-dalmatia-county-croatia
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Davorka Sutlovic, Zeljko Kljucevic, Livia Sliskovic, Helena Susnjar, Ivo Viskovic, Marija Definis-Gojanovic
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study is to use existing epidemiological data on patients in methadone maintenance treatment in Split Dalmatia County from 2001 to 2015 in order to evaluate the substitution treatment system and policy of opiate addicts treatment, the epidemiological trend, and risk of overdose mortality. In addition, we would like to highlight the problem of poor control of methadone therapy, and thus the possibility of selling methadone. The result is a greater number of deaths caused by methadone in people who were not in methadone therapy...
April 11, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642718/psychotropic-pharmacotherapy-associated-with-qt-prolongation-among-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Eileen M Stock, John E Zeber, Catherine J McNeal, Javier E Banchs, Laurel A Copeland
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration issued Drug Safety Communications on several drugs associated with QT prolongation and fatal ventricular arrhythmias. Among these was citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) approved for depression and commonly used for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Evaluation of the risk for QT prolongation among other psychotropic drugs for individuals with PTSD remains limited. OBJECTIVE: Explore psychotropic drugs associated with QT prolongation among veterans with PTSD...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627621/the-optima-study-buprenorphine-naloxone-and-methadone-models-of-care-for-the-treatment-of-prescription-opioid-use-disorder-study-design-and-rationale
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M Eugenia Socias, Keith Ahamad, Bernard Le Foll, Ron Lim, Julie Bruneau, Benedikt Fischer, T Cameron Wild, Evan Wood, Didier Jutras-Aswad
BACKGROUND: Rates of non-medical use of opioids, and opioid use disorders (OUD) have been rising throughout North America. Methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone are the recommended first-line treatment options for OUD in Canada. Most studies to date have been conducted among heroin users, in controlled settings, and using similar strict dosing schedules (i.e., daily witnessed ingestion) despite buprenorphine/naloxone's superior safety profile, which allows a more flexible take-home dosing schedule...
April 5, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616150/methadone-treatment-of-opiate-addiction-a-systematic-review-of-comparative-studies
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REVIEW
Shahid Ali, Barira Tahir, Shagufta Jabeen, Madeeha Malik
Opiate misuse is a chronic relapsing disease that has become an epidemic in the United States. Methadone is the mainstay of treatment for opiate addiction and has been researched widely. Recently, new avenues of treatment have been researched and developed. The objective of this review is to study methadone in comparison to other pharmacological options available or being considered for opiate addiction treatment through a methodical search and review of evidence provided by recent clinical trials conducted in this regard...
July 2017: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589873/cost-effectiveness-of-hydromorphone-for-severe-opioid-use-disorder-findings-from-the-salome-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nick Bansback, Daphne Guh, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Suzanne Brissette, Scott Harrison, Amin Janmohamed, Michael Krausz, Scott MacDonald, David C Marsh, Martin T Schechter, Aslam H Anis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Previous research has found diacetylmorphine, delivered under supervision, to be cost-effective in the treatment of severe opioid use disorder, but diacetylmorphine is not available in many settings. The Study to Assess Long-term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness (SALOME) randomized controlled trial provided evidence that injectable hydromorphone is non-inferior to diacetylmorphine. The current study aimed to compare the cost-effectiveness of hydromorphone directly with diacetylmorphine and indirectly with methadone maintenance treatment...
March 28, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569392/factors-affecting-the-dose-of-methadone-among-patients-receiving-methadone-maintenance-therapy-in-taiwan
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Dian-Jeng Li, Kuan-Shang Chung, Hung-Chi Wu, Chih-Yao Hsu, Cheng-Fang Yen
BACKGROUND: Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been shown to be an effective therapeutic strategy for opioid users. This study aimed to investigate the predictive effect of clinically predominant sleep disturbance (CPSD) on the dose of methadone among opiate users receiving MMT during a follow-up period of 6 years in Taiwan. METHODS: This retrospective study included 1,290 individuals with opioid dependence who visited our MMT clinic for the first time. Generalized estimating equations were used to analyze the effect of CPSD on the daily dose of methadone by controlling for the effects of demographic and MMT characteristics...
March 23, 2018: American Journal on Addictions
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