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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033544/eluxadoline-in-the-treatment-of-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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REVIEW
Ayşe Elif Özdener, Anastasia Rivkin
Eluxadoline is a novel drug approved for the management of diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). It has unique pharmacology and works on three different opioid receptors. Several Phase II and III clinical trials have demonstrated eluxadoline's efficacy in reducing symptoms related to IBS-D. Clinical trial results and postmarketing reports show a risk of pancreatitis in patients without a gallbladder or those abusing alcohol. This review article will include information on clinical trial results related to IBS-D management as well as eluxadoline's limitations...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032478/total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-a-history-of-illicit-intravenous-drug-abuse
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David E Bauer, Andreas Hingsammer, Lukas Ernstbrunner, Alexander Aichmair, Andrea B Rosskopf, Franziska Eckers, Karl Wieser, Sandro F Fucentese
PURPOSE: Injection drug users are at high risk for both infection with blood-borne pathogens, namely, human immune deficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis-B, -C virus, various bacterial infections, as well as early primary and secondary joint degeneration. When total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is anticipated the risk of septic complications is a major concern. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcome of patients with a history of intravenous drug use after total knee arthroplasty...
October 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032350/identifying-characteristics-of-the-most-severely-impaired-chronic-pain-patients-treated-at-a-specialized-inpatient-pain-clinic
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Eva-Britt Hysing, Lena Smith, Mans Thulin, Rolf Karlsten, Stephen Butler, Torsten Gordh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients suffering from chronic nonmalignant pain constitute a heterogeneous population in terms of clinical presentation and treatment results. Few data are available about what distinguishes different groups in this huge population of patients with chronic persistent pain (CPP). A subgroup that is poorly studied, consists of the most severely impaired chronic pain patients. At the Uppsala University Hospital Pain Clinic, there is a specialized department accepting the most complex patients for rehabilitation...
October 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029785/a-single-dose-of-cocaine-potentiates-glutamatergic-synaptic-transmission-onto-locus-coeruleus-neurons
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Feipeng Zhu, Qihui Wu, Jie Li, Katarzyna Grycel, Bing Liu, Xiaoxuan Sun, Li Zhou, Ruiyin Jiao, Rui Song, Younus M Khan, Qinglong Wang, Lun Wang, Yongxin Xu, Jin Li, Bo Zhang, Zhuan Zhou
The brainstem locus coeruleus (LC), the primary norepinephrinergic (NE) nucleus in the brain, has been implicated in the abuse of drugs such as opioids. However, whether and how the LC-NE system is involved in cocaine addiction remains elusive. Here, we demonstrated cocaine-evoked synaptic plasticity of glutamatergic transmission onto LC neurons as one of the earliest traces occurring after a single injection of cocaine. Twenty-four hours after mice were injected intraperitoneally with cocaine, the evoked α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) mediated synaptic transmission onto LC neurons were strongly potentiated without major effect on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) mediated synaptic transmission...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029570/clinical-characteristics-of-poly-drug-abuse-among-heroin-dependents-and-association-with-other-psychopathology-in-compulsory-isolation-treatment-settings-in-china
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Mei Yang, Shu-Cai Huang, Yan-Hui Liao, Yi-Ming Deng, Hai-Yan Run, Ping-Liang Liu, Xiong-Wen Liu, Tie-Bang Liu, Shui-Yuan Xiao, Wei Hao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical characteristics and associations of polydrug abuse among heroin-dependent patients in compulsory isolation settings in China. METHODS: Structured interviews were conducted in 882 heroin-dependent patients in two compulsory isolation settings in Changsha, China. Descriptive statistics were employed to report prevalence and general information of polydrug abuse among the participants. Bivariate associations were examined between polydrug abuse and variables regarding demographics, heroin use profile and psychopathology...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026749/implementation-of-a-schedule-ii-patient-agreement-for-opioids-and-stimulants-in-an-adult-primary-care-practice
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Erin Downey, Wei Pan, Jan Harrison, Esther Poza-Juncal, Paula Tanabe
BACKGROUND: The consumption of controlled substances in North Carolina and the nation has created a health crisis with epidemic levels of medication diversion, abuse, overdose and death. Primary care providers are the principal prescribers of controlled substances and at greatest risk of encountering patients that abuse medications. Guidelines recommend patient agreements with monitoring requirements when prescribing opioids and stimulants. Studies have focused on opioids and excluded stimulants...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026504/loperamide-dependency-a-case-report
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Mehran Zarghami, Maryam Rezapour
BACKGROUND: Loperamide is used as an antidiarrheal drug and is available over-the-counter. It cannot pass the blood-brain barrier and it does not have a considerable abuse potential. It can lead to dangerous cardiac arrhythmia. CASE REPORT: Herein, we report a 35-year-old man with a 13-year history of abusing opioids who had undergone detoxification for four times during this period. He underwent detoxification for using 200 mg loperamide daily with anticholinergic agents, clonidine, non-steroidal analgesics, and diazepam...
January 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026458/safe-opioid-prescription-a-smart-on-fhir-approach-to-clinical-decision-support
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Shyamashree Sinha, Mark Jensen, Sarah Mullin, Peter L Elkin
Background Prescription opioid pain medication overuse, misuse and abuse have been a significant contributing factor in the opioid epidemic. The rising death rates from opioid overdose have caused healthcare practitioners and researchers to work on optimizing pain therapy and limiting the prescriptions for pain medications. The state of New York has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program(PDMP), amended public health law to limit the prescription of opioids for acute pain and utilized the resources of the state and county health departments to help in curbing this epidemic...
2017: Online Journal of Public Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025923/plasticity-of-signaling-by-spinal-estrogen-receptor-alpha-kappa-opioid-receptor-and-mglurs-over-the-rat-reproductive-cycle-regulates-spinal-endomorphin-2-antinociception-relevance-of-endogenous-biased-agonism
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Nai-Jiang Liu, Vijaya Murugaiyan, Emiliya M Storman, Stephen A Schnell, Arjun Kumar, Martin W Wessendorf, Alan R Gintzler
We previously showed that intrathecal application of endomorphin 2 [EM2; the highly specific endogenous mu-opioid receptor (MOR) ligand] induces antinociception that varies with stage of the rat estrous cycle -- minimal during diestrus and prominent during proestrus. Earlier studies, however, did not identify proestrus-activated signaling strategies that enable spinal EM2 antinociception. We now report that in female rats, increased spinal dynorphin release and kappa-opioid receptor (KOR) signaling, as well as the emergence of glutamate-activated mGluR1 signaling, are critical to the transition from an EM2 non-responsive (during diestrus) to an analgesically responsive state (during proestrus)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025138/relative-bioavailability-intranasal-abuse-potential-and-safety-of-benzhydrocodone-acetaminophen-compared-with-hydrocodone-bitartrate-acetaminophen-in-recreational-drug-abusers
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Sven M Guenther, Travis C Mickle, Andrew C Barrett, Kathryn Ann Roupe, Jing Zhou, Vincent Lam
Objectives: Benzhydrocodone is a hydrocodone prodrug that has been combined with acetaminophen (APAP) in a novel immediate-release analgesic. This study evaluated the relative bioavailability, intranasal abuse potential, and safety of benzhydrocodone/APAP compared with commercially available hydrocodone bitartrate (HB)/APAP. Design: Single-center, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, two-part study comprising a Dose Selection (Part A) phase and a Main Study (Part B) phase...
August 25, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024092/pharmaceutical-opioid-use-and-harm-in-australia-the-need-for-proactive-and-preventative-responses
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Briony Larance, Louisa Degenhardt, Amy Peacock, Natasa Gisev, Richard Mattick, Samantha Colledge, Gabrielle Campbell
There are parallels between the North American experience of escalating pharmaceutical opioid utilisation and harm and the trends being observed in Australia. In Australia, opioid utilisation has increased dramatically over the past two decades. There have been significant shifts away from the predominant prescribing of 'weak' and short-acting opioids, to 'strong' and long-acting opioids, for an increasing range of chronic pain indications. In concordance with escalating use, Australia is experiencing increases in opioid-related hospital admissions and overdose, as well as opioid dependence and treatment seeking...
October 12, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022571/epidemiology-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-young-individuals
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REVIEW
Charlotte Andersson, Ramachandran S Vasan
In the past 2 decades, a high prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as obesity, physical inactivity, and poor diet, has been observed among young individuals living in developed countries. The rate of substance abuse (opioids, cocaine, electronic cigarettes, and anabolic steroids) is also increasing among young adults, whereas cigarette smoking might be declining. Among younger individuals (aged 18-50 years), the incidence of cardiovascular diseases over the same time period has either been steady or has increased, in contrast to the trend towards a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease in adults aged >50 years...
October 12, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021112/american-counselors-acceptance-of-non-abstinence-outcome-goals-for-clients-diagnosed-with-co-occurring-substance-use-and-other-psychiatric-disorders
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Alan K Davis, Harold Rosenberg, Joseph A Rosansky
Previous research has examined clinicians' acceptance of non-abstinence for clients who have a substance use disorder (SUD), but many SUD clients also present with a psychiatric disorder. To evaluate the acceptability of non-abstinence as a final outcome goal for clients with co-occurring diagnoses, we recruited a nationwide sample of 751 American substance abuse counselors to complete a web-based questionnaire. Respondents rated the acceptability of limited/moderate consumption by clients diagnosed with each of 18 co-occurring disorders: three psychiatric disorders (Major Depressive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia) x three substances (alcohol, cannabis, opioids) x two levels of severity (DSM-5 Moderate SUD, DSM-5 Severe SUD)...
November 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016967/automatable-algorithms-to-identify-nonmedical-opioid-use-using-electronic-data-a-systematic-review
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Chelsea Canan, Jennifer M Polinski, G Caleb Alexander, Mary K Kowal, Troyen A Brennan, William H Shrank
Objective: Improved methods to identify nonmedical opioid use can help direct health care resources to individuals who need them. Automated algorithms that use large databases of electronic health care claims or records for surveillance are a potential means to achieve this goal. In this systematic review, we reviewed the utility, attempts at validation, and application of such algorithms to detect nonmedical opioid use. Materials and Methods: We searched PubMed and Embase for articles describing automatable algorithms that used electronic health care claims or records to identify patients or prescribers with likely nonmedical opioid use...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016966/review-of-factors-methods-and-outcome-definition-in-designing-opioid-abuse-predictive-models
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Abdullah H Alzeer, Josette Jones, Matthew J Bair
Objective: Several opioid risk assessment tools are available to prescribers to evaluate opioid analgesic abuse among chronic patients. The objectives of this study are to 1) identify variables available in the literature to predict opioid abuse; 2) explore and compare methods (population, database, and analysis) used to develop statistical models that predict opioid abuse; and 3) understand how outcomes were defined in each statistical model predicting opioid abuse. Design: The OVID database was searched for this study...
July 20, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016917/cannabis-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-in-the-era-of-an-opioid-epidemic-a-symposium-based-review-of-sociomedical-science
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Dermot P Maher, Daniel B Carr, Kevin Hill, Brian McGeeney, Valerie Weed, William C Jackson, David J DiBenedetto, Edward M Moriarty, Ronald J Kulich
Objective: This manuscript reviews medical literature published pertaining to the management of chronic pain with medical marijuana therapy (MMJ), with an emphasis on the social, medical, and legal aspects of therapy. Design: Narrative review of peer-reviewed literature. Methods: The 3rd Symposium on Controlled Substances and Their Alternatives for the Treatment of Pain was held in Boston on February 27, 2016, with a focus on MMJ for the treatment of chronic pain...
July 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016905/relative-abuse-of-crush-resistant-prescription-opioid-tablets-via-alternative-oral-modes-of-administration
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Stephen F Butler, Ryan A Black, Alison B Fleming
Objective: Some crush-resistant tablet formulations (CRTs) reduce prescription opioid abuse by nonoral routes of administration (ROAs), especially insufflation and injection, while oral abuse increases. Oral abuse involving product manipulation vs swallowing whole for CRTs and comparators was examined. Methods: Abuse by oral modes of administration (e.g., swallowing whole, chewing, dissolving in the mouth), was examined using the ASI-MV, a computerized, clinical interview for adults in substance abuse treatment from January 2009 to March 2015...
July 8, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016880/evaluation-of-the-relative-intranasal-abuse-potential-of-a-hydrocodone-extended-release-tablet-formulated-with-abuse-deterrence-technology-in-nondependent-recreational-opioid-users
#18
Mary Bond, Kerri A Schoedel, Laura Rabinovich-Guilatt, Maciej Gasior, William Tracewell, Richard Malamut, Yuju Ma, Lynn R Webster
Objective: To assess the intranasal abuse potential of hydrocodone extended-release (ER) tablets developed with CIMA Abuse-Deterrence Technology compared with hydrocodone powder and hydrocodone bitartrate ER capsules (Zohydro ER, original formulation [HYD-OF]). Design: Single-dose, randomized, double-blind, quadruple-dummy, active- and placebo-controlled, crossover study. Setting: One US site. Subjects: Healthy, adult, nondependent, recreational opioid users...
June 14, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990451/urine-and-oral-fluid-drug-testing-in-support-of-pain-management
#19
Tai C Kwong, Barbarajean Magnani, Christine Moore
In recent years, the abuse of opioid drugs has resulted in greater prevalence of addiction, overdose, and deaths attributable to opioid abuse. The epidemic of opioid abuse has prompted professional and government agencies to issue practice guidelines for prescribing opioids to manage chronic pain. An important tool available to providers is the drug test for use in the initial assessment of patients for possible opioid therapy, subsequent monitoring of compliance, and documentation of suspected aberrant drug behaviors...
October 9, 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988943/how-addictive-are-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
U Bonnet, N Scherbaum
In the last ten years, gabapentin and pregabalin have been becoming dispensed broadly and sold on black markets, thereby, exposing millions to potential side-effects. Meanwhile, several pharmacovigilance-databases have warned for potential abuse liabilities and overdose fatalities in association with both gabapentinoids. To evaluate their addiction risk in more detail, we conducted a systematic review on PubMed/Scopus and included 106 studies. We did not find convincing evidence of a vigorous addictive power of gabapentinoids which is primarily suggested from their limited rewarding properties, marginal notes on relapses, and the very few cases with gabapentinoid-related behavioral dependence symptoms (ICD-10) in patients without a prior abuse history (N=4)...
October 5, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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