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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922449/needle-syringe-programmes-and-opioid-substitution-therapy-for-preventing-hepatitis-c-transmission-in-people-who-inject-drugs
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Lucy Platt, Silvia Minozzi, Jennifer Reed, Peter Vickerman, Holly Hagan, Clare French, Ashly Jordan, Louisa Degenhardt, Vivian Hope, Sharon Hutchinson, Lisa Maher, Norah Palmateer, Avril Taylor, Julie Bruneau, Matthew Hickman
BACKGROUND: Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing hepatitis C transmission in people who inject drugsNeedle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution therapy (OST) are the primary interventions to reduce hepatitis C (HCV) transmission in people who inject drugs. There is good evidence for the effectiveness of NSP and OST in reducing injecting risk behaviour and increasing evidence for the effectiveness of OST and NSP in reducing HIV acquisition risk, but the evidence on the effectiveness of NSP and OST for preventing HCV acquisition is weak...
September 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922108/meropenem-induced-valproic-acid-elimination-a-case-report-of-clinically-relevant-drug-interaction
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Martin Šíma, Jan Hartinger, Jan Rulíšek, Robert Šachl, Ondřej Slanař
We present two case reports of drug interaction between valproic acid and meropenem. In comparison with expected population-kinetic based serum levels, we observed 90.8 and 93.5% decrease in valproic acid serum levels during concomitant administration with meropenem. If carbapenems need to be administered to valproic acid treated patient, other anticonvulsant addition seems to be the appropriate as most probably the valproic acid dose escalation would not be sufficient to achieve therapeutic serum concentration...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920564/intentional-overdose-of-the-novel-anti-epileptic-drug-eslicarbazepine-presenting-with-recurrent-seizures-and-ventricular-dysrhythmias
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Jesse Thompson, James D Powell, Daniel H Ovakim
Eslicarbazepine is a novel anti-epileptic agent indicated for the treatment of partial-onset seizures. We present the case of an 18 year old female that presented to the Emergency Department four hours after a reported intentional ingestion of an estimated 5600 mg of eslicarbazepine. Although initially hemodynamically stable and neurologically normal, shortly after arrival she developed confusion, rigidity and clonus, followed by recurrent seizures, hypoxemia and cardiac arrest which responded to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and wide complex tachycardia requiring defibrillation...
September 18, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919982/effective-management-of-spasticity-and-impacts-on-weight-change-and-resting-energy-expenditure-in-a-female-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Amy N Nevin, Khanh Nguyen, Sridhar Atresh, Angela Vivanti, Ingrid J Hickman
INTRODUCTION: The impact of muscle spasticity on weight change and energy expenditure after spinal cord injury (SCI) is not well understood. CASE PRESENTATION: This case study reports changes to body weight and resting energy expenditure (REE) in a 36-year-old female (T3 AIS A SCI; 80 kg; body mass index=28 kg m(-)(2) at injury) requiring escalating therapies to manage severe spasticity. Body weight, spasticity medications and fasted REE (measured using indirect calorimetry, canopy hood) were recorded at 4, 16, 17, 20 and 44 months post injury...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919758/a-case-of-schizophrenia-comorbid-for-tetralogy-of-fallot-treated-with-clozapine-further-considerations-on-a-role-for-22q-11-2-in-the-proneness-for-seizures
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Hiroko Kashiwagi, Satoru Ikezawa, Tomiki Sumiyoshi, Atsuko Kadono, Kazuhiko Segawa, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Mayu Omori, Hisako Taguchi, Naotsugu Hirabayashi
We present a case of schizophrenia comorbid for tetralogy of Fallot, without chromosome 22q.11.2 deletion or duplication, treated successfully with a combination of clozapine and antiepileptic drugs. Although clozapine by itself initially triggered convulsive seizures, we continued it with co-administration of valproate and topiramate. This combined treatment did not affect cardiac function of the patient, who experienced a favorable clinical course in terms of symptomatology and functional outcomes. To our knowledge, we provide the first report on a patient with tetralogy of Fallot, in whom 22q...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919624/frequency-distribution-of-congenital-anomaly-and-associated-maternal-risk-factors
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K Fatema, T Das, A Mannan, S M Zaman
This study was done to find out the maternal risk factors associated with congenital anomaly. This cross-sectional observational study was carried out in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 2011 to December 2011. During this study period 78 patients had pregnancy with congenital anomaly and delivered in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Women with ultrasound report of congenitally abnormal fetus irrespective of gestational age were included...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919375/the-association-between-leukotriene-modifying-agents-and-suicidality-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Faiza Khalid, Awais Aftab, Sumita Khatri
BACKGROUND: In 2008 Food and Drug Administration issued a warning regarding a possible association between leukotriene-modifying agents and suicidality. OBJECTIVE: The warning remains controversial and this review of literature is an attempt to examine the evidence on the matter. METHODS: Literature search on PubMed. RESULTS: The data supporting a relationship between leukotriene-modifying agents and suicidality comes primarily from reviews of individual safety reports in adverse event databases; it is subject to considerable reporting bias and does not control for confounding factors...
August 9, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919303/acquisition-of-wild-type-hiv-1-infection-in-a-patient-on-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-with-high-intracellular-concentrations-of-tenofovir-diphosphate-a-case-report
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Elske Hoornenborg, Maria Prins, Roel C A Achterbergh, Lycke R Woittiez, Marion Cornelissen, Suzanne Jurriaans, Neeltje A Kootstra, Peter L Anderson, Peter Reiss, Henry J C de Vries, Jan M Prins, Godelieve J de Bree
BACKGROUND: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is highly effective against acquisition of HIV infection, and only two cases of infection with a multidrug-resistant virus have been reported under adequate long-term adherence, as evidenced by tenofovir diphosphate concentrations in dried blood spots. We report a case of wild-type HIV-1 infection despite consistent use of emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate. METHODS: The patient participated in the Amsterdam PrEP project, a demonstration project of daily and event-driven PrEP...
September 14, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919233/craniospinal-germinomas-in-a-patient-with-down-syndrome-successfully-treated-with-standard-dose-chemotherapy-and-craniospinal-irradiation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yohei Miyake, Jun-Ichi Adachi, Tomonari Suzuki, Kazuhiko Mishima, Atsushi Sasaki, Ryo Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with Down syndrome (DS) are more likely to develop chemotherapy-related complications. The standard treatment for these patients with cancers has not yet been established, and the risks of standard chemotherapy are unclear. In this paper, a rare case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a patient with DS, which was successfully treated with standard-dose chemotherapy combined with craniospinal irradiation is reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors report a case of multiple craniospinal germinomas in a DS patient who presented with bilateral oculomotor and facial nerve palsy and hearing loss...
September 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918974/pigmentary-changes-in-patients-treated-with-targeted-anticancer-agents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Julia Dai, Viswanath R Belum, Shenhong Wu, Vincent Sibaud, Mario E Lacouture
BACKGROUND: The discovery of signaling networks that drive oncogenic processes has led to the development of targeted anticancer agents. The burden of pigmentary adverse events from these drugs is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published clinical trials and determine the incidence and risk of development of targeted therapy-induced pigmentary changes. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted to identify studies reporting targeted therapy-induced pigmentary changes...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918879/axitinib-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw
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Vinod Patel, Chris Sproat, Jerry Kwok, Nikki Tanna
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are oral chemotherapy drugs used primarily to treat leukemias, renal cell carcinomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and neuroendocrine tumors. Within this group, a number of drugs have already been implicated in jaw necrosis. Axitinib (Inlyta) is a novel TKI currently licensed for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of jaw necrosis solely related to this medication and review the literature surrounding TKIs and their implication in osteonecrosis of the jaw...
August 18, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918124/polyphenols-reported-to-shift-apap-induced-changes-in-mapk-signaling-and-toxicity-outcomes
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REVIEW
Ngoc Uy Nguyen, Brendan David Stamper
Due to its widespread availability, acetaminophen (APAP) is the leading cause for drug-induced liver injury in many countries including United States and United Kingdom. When used as recommended, APAP is relatively safe. However, in overdose cases, increased metabolism of APAP to N-acetyl-para-benzoquinoneimine (NAPQI), a reactive metabolite, leads to glutathione (GSH) depletion, oxidative stress, and cellular injury. Throughout this process, a variety of factors play important roles in propagating toxicity, including c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), a member of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family...
September 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917598/matrix-effect-free-quantitative-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis-in-complex-matrices-using-nanoflow-lc-with-integrated-emitter-tip-and-high-dilution-factors
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David Moreno-González, Jaime Alcántara-Durán, Bienvenida Gilbert-López, Juan F García-Reyes, Antonio Molina-Díaz
Matrix effects are probably the Achilles heel of most quantitative liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods based on electrospray ionization. This work reports the evaluation of matrix effects in challenging matrices such as food extracts, human urine or wastewater at different dilution factors using nanoflow liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-MS). For this purpose, a suite of representative low-molecular weight compounds such as pesticides, drugs of abuse, sport drugs or environmental contaminants were selected...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917574/-apparent-worsening-of-psoriasis-lesions-revealing-methotrexate-overdosage
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R Haber, B Baroudjian, M Battistella, M Bagot, A Petit
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate (MTX) is an antimetabolite drug used in the treatment of cancers and autoimmune diseases and frequently in dermatology for cutaneous and/or arthritic psoriasis. Toxicities due to MTX overdosage are mainly cutaneous, hepatic and hematologic. Herein, we report a case of MTX overdosage presenting as an erosive and an inflammatory flare of preexisting psoriatic plaques and with new palmar lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 51-year-old male with a 6-year history of plaque psoriasis resistant to topical corticosteroids was started for the first time on MTX 20mg weekly...
September 13, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917389/alternative-treatment-strategies-for-catatonia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Scott R Beach, Federico Gomez-Bernal, Jeff C Huffman, Gregory L Fricchione
BACKGROUND: Catatonia is a commonly encountered syndrome, affecting 10-20% of various psychiatric populations and carrying significant medical co-morbidities. However, there are few established alternative treatment strategies when benzodiazepines are ineffective and electroconvulsive therapy is unavailable. OBJECTIVE: The authors systematically review evidence for alternative treatment strategies for catatonia using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
September 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916900/were-all-carbapenemases-created-equal-treatment-of-ndm-producing-extensively-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vindana Chibabhai, Trusha Nana, Norma Bosman, Teena Thomas, Warren Lowman
PURPOSE: There is currently a paucity of published literature focused on the treatment of infections caused by NDM-producing organisms. METHODS: We describe a case of a bacteraemia caused by an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM)-producing Serratia marcescens and review the treatment options for XDR NDM-producing Enterobacteriaceae. RESULTS: Infections caused by New Delhi beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing Enterobacteriaceae are becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide...
September 15, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915649/digoxin-induced-anemia-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure-clinical-data-analysis-and-drug-gene-interaction-network
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Yubi Lin, Siqi He, Ruiling Feng, Zhe Xu, Wanqun Chen, Zifeng Huang, Yang Liu, Qianhuan Zhang, Bin Zhang, Kejian Wang, Shulin Wu
Digoxin is widely used to treat various heart conditions. In order to clarify the association between digoxin and anemia adverse reaction, we inspected case reports submitted to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) between January 2004 and December 2015. These reports involved 75618 atrial fibrillation patients and 15699 heart failure patients. Compared to other therapies, digoxin treatment was significantly more likely to be concurrent with anemia adverse reaction among both atrial fibrillation patients (pooled OR = 1...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915444/age-and-composite-end-point-events-in-medium-follow-up-of-patients-with-carotid-artery-total-occlusion-using-drug-therapy
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Huai Wu Yuan, Ren Jie Ji, An Ge Wang, Ya Jie Lin, Han Feng Chen, Zi Qi Xu, Zhi Yi Peng, Ben Yan Luo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The outcome of carotid artery total occlusion (CATO) is unclear. The aim of this study is to report the medium incidence of composite end-point events and risk factors (especially age), in patients with CATO, treated medically. METHODS: This was a single center retrospective study. Composite end-point events included death, ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction, or angina. Logistic regression analysis was used to analyze risk factors of composite end-point events...
September 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915432/new-uses-for-old-complexes-the-very-first-report-on-the-trypanocidal-activity-of-symmetric-trinuclear-ruthenium-complexes
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Bruna Possato, Zumira Aparecida Carneiro, Sérgio de Albuquerque, Sofia Nikolaou
This work reports on the trypanocidal activity of a series of symmetric triruthenium complexes combined with azanaphthalene ligands of general formula [Ru3O(CH3COO)6(L)3]PF6 (L=(1) quinazoline (qui), (2) 5-nitroisoquinoline (5-nitroiq), (3) 5-bromoisoquinoline (5-briq), (4) isoquinoline (iq), (5) 5-aminoisoquinoline (5-amiq), and (6) 5,6,7,8-tetrahydroisoquinoline (thiq)). All complexes within the series presented in vitro trypanocidal activity against both the trypomastigote and amastigote forms of T. cruzi...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915351/relaxation-dynamics-vs-crystallization-kinetics-in-the-amorphous-state-the-case-of-stiripentol
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Guadalupe N Ruiz, Michela Romanini, Maria Del Barrio, Josep Ll Tamarit, Luis C Pardo, Roberto Macovez
With the aim of finding a correlation between the crystallization kinetics and the molecular dynamics of a substance that would allow to predict its crystallization time as a function of temperature for a given α relaxation time, we have studied Stiripentol, an anticonvulsant drug. Stiripentol has been characterized in its supercooled liquid, and amorphous (glass) and crystalline states by the concurrent use of Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS), differential scanning calorimetry, x-ray diffraction and optical microscopy...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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