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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639827/the-effects-of-alcohol-expectancy-and-intake-on-slot-machine-gambling-behavior
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Dominic Sagoe, Rune Aune Mentzoni, Tony Leino, Helge Molde, Sondre Haga, Mikjel Fredericson Gjernes, Daniel Hanss, Ståle Pallesen
Background and aims Although alcohol intake and gambling often co-occur in related venues, there is conflicting evidence regarding the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on gambling behavior. We therefore conducted an experimental investigation of the effects of alcohol expectancy and intake on slot machine gambling behavior. Methods Participants were 184 (females = 94) individuals [age range: 18-40 (mean = 21.9) years] randomized to four independent conditions differing in information/expectancy about beverage (told they received either alcohol or placebo) and beverage intake [actually ingesting low (target blood alcohol concentration [BAC] < 0...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610957/effectiveness-of-heart-rate-control-on-hemodynamics-in-critically-ill-patients-with-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-managed-by-amiodarone
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Joe-Elie Salem, Pauline Dureau, Christian Funck-Brentano, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Maria El-Aissaoui, Nadia Aissaoui, Saik Urien, Christophe Faisy
Atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) are common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and might contribute to hemodynamic instability if heart rate (HR) is persistently too rapid. We aimed to assess if HR control below 115 or 130bpm with amiodarone improves hemodynamics in ICU patients with AT. This observational study included 73 ICU patients with disabling AT receiving amiodarone for HR control. A total of 525 changes (mainly within 4-8h) in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and 167 changes in plasma lactate in response to HR variations above 115 or 130bpm were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602377/end-of-life-care-in-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-in-older-adults
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John Arthur McClung
Heart failure presents unique challenges to the clinician who desires to provide excellent and humane care near the end of life. Accurate prediction of mortality in the individual patient is complicated by a chronic disease that is punctuated by recurrent acute episodes and sudden death. Health care providers continue to have difficulty communicating effectively with terminally ill patients and their caregivers regarding end-of-life care preferences, all of which needs to occur earlier rather than later. This article also discusses various means of providing palliative care, and specific issues regarding device therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and palliative sedation with concurrent discussion of the ethical ramifications and pitfalls of each...
July 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599888/cardiopulmonary-effects-of-pleural-insufflation-with-co2-during-two-lung-ventilation-in-dorsally-recumbent-anesthetized-horses
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Kaylee S Bohaychuk-Preuss, M Valentina Carrozzo, Tanya Duke-Novakovski
OBJECTIVE: To record the cardiopulmonary effects of pleural CO2 positive pressure insufflation in anesthetized horses. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. ANIMALS: Seven horses (mean ± standard deviation, 530.9 ± 68.1 kg) undergoing terminal surgery. METHODS: Horses were sedated with xylazine. Anesthesia was induced with ketamine-propofol and maintained with isoflurane, positive pressure ventilation, detomidine infusion, and butorphanol with the horses in dorsal recumbency...
January 10, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580858/suboptimal-palliative-sedation-in-primary-care-an-exploration
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Peter Pype, Inge Teuwen, Fien Mertens, Marij Sercu, An De Sutter
OBJECTIVES: Palliative sedation is a therapeutic option to control refractory symptoms in terminal palliative patients. This study aims at describing the occurrence and characteristics of suboptimal palliative sedations in primary care and at exploring the way general practitioners (GPs) experience suboptimal palliative sedation in their practice. METHODS: We conducted a mixed methods study with a quantitative prospective survey in primary care and qualitative semi-structured interviews with GPs...
June 5, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567467/endomorphin-1-analogs-containing-%C3%AE-methyl-%C3%AE-amino-acids-exhibit-potent-analgesic-activity-after-peripheral-administration
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Yuan Wang, Junxian Yang, Xin Liu, Long Zhao, Dongxu Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Dan Wang, Lingyun Mou, Rui Wang
This study describes the design and synthesis of endomorphin-1 analogs containing C-terminal aromatic α-methyl-β-amino acids and an N-terminal native tyrosine or 2,6-dimethyl-tyrosine. We show that, in comparison with the parent peptide, these analogs exhibit improved bioactivity and blood-brain barrier penetration after intravenous administration, and have a lower tendency to induce constipation and sedation than morphine.
June 14, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552271/comparing-the-success-rates-of-standard-and-modified-valsalva-maneuvers-to-terminate-psvt-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Emine Akıncı, Yunsur Çevik, Halit Aytar, Mehmet Veysel Öncül, Sedat Akkan, Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu
PURPOSE: The study aimed to detect whether modified Valsalva maneuver (VM) is more effective than the standard VM in terminating paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT). METHODOLOGY: This randomized controlled trial was conducted in the emergency department of a training and research hospital between Dec. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2016. Participants were divided into two groups, randomly assigned standard VM or modified VM, as the first treatment with two-dimensional permutation blocks; in the order of arrival of the patients...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543780/intranasal-midazolam-versus-rectal-diazepam-for-the-management-of-canine-status-epilepticus-a-multicenter-randomized-parallel-group-clinical-trial
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M Charalambous, S F M Bhatti, L Van Ham, S Platt, N D Jeffery, A Tipold, J Siedenburg, H A Volk, D Hasegawa, A Gallucci, G Gandini, M Musteata, E Ives, A E Vanhaesebrouck
BACKGROUND: Intranasal administration of benzodiazepines has shown superiority over rectal administration for terminating emergency epileptic seizures in human trials. No such clinical trials have been performed in dogs. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of intranasal midazolam (IN-MDZ), via a mucosal atomization device, as a first-line management option for canine status epilepticus and compare it to rectal administration of diazepam (R-DZP) for controlling status epilepticus before intravenous access is available...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510296/pharmacokinetics-and-safety-of-single-dose-inhaled-loxapine-in-children-and-adolescents
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Sally Selim, Robert Riesenberg, James Cassella, Jeevan Kunta, Edward Hellriegel, Mark A Smith, Alexander A Vinks, Laura Rabinovich-Guilatt
This multisite open-label study sought to characterize the pharmacokinetics and safety of a single dose of inhaled loxapine in children and adolescents. Loxapine powder for oral inhalation was administered via a single-use handheld drug device to children and adolescents (aged 10-17 years) with any condition warranting chronic antipsychotic use. Patients were dosed according to body weight and cohort (<50 kg [n = 15], 2.5 or 5 mg; ≥50 kg [n = 15], 5 or 10 mg); the first 6 patients (cohort 1) enrolled in each weight group received the lower dose...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506099/propofol-based-palliative-sedation-to-treat-antipsychotic-resistant-agitated-delirium
#10
Alfredo Covarrubias-Gómez, Maria López Collada-Estrada
Delirium is a common problem in terminally ill patients that is associated with significant distress and, hence, considered a palliative care emergency. The three subtypes of delirium are hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed, depending on the level of psychomotor activity and arousal disturbance. When agitated delirium becomes refractory in the setting of imminent dying, the agitation may be so severe that palliative sedation (PS) is required. Palliative sedation involves the administration of sedative medications with the purpose of reducing level of consciousness for patients with refractory suffering in the setting of a terminal illness...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488178/a-prospective-randomized-study-of-the-use-of-an-ultrathin-colonoscope-versus-a-pediatric-colonoscope-in-sedation-optional-colonoscopy
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Koichiro Sato, Sayo Ito, Tomoyuki Kitagawa, Koichi Hirahata, Daisuke Hihara, Kenji Tominaga, Ichiro Yasuda, Iruru Maetani
BACKGROUND: Ultrathin colonoscopes (UTC) reportedly produce less pain during colonoscopy than standard colonoscopes. The aim of this study was to assess the tolerability of an UTC compared with that of a pediatric colonoscope. METHODS: A total of 270 adult patients scheduled to undergo colonoscopy were randomized, with 134 allocated to the UTC group and 136 to the pediatric colonoscope group. Pain was assessed using a visual analog scale. For all procedures, sedation was administered only if requested...
May 9, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480864/-antiseizure-activity-of-c-ephalaria-gigantea-root-extract
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N Gogitidze, N Mushkiashvili, M Gedevanishvili, N Tabatadze, G Dekanosidze
Antiseizure activity of Cephalaria gigantea root extract was studied using PTZ- and/or audiogenic seizure models in outbred Wistar and inbred Krouchinsky- Molodkina rats respectively. In PTZ - model onset of tonic- clonic seizures, latencies to the beginning of the seizure activity, and mortality, and similarly in audiogenic seizures behavioral convulsive reactions , facial automatisms and latency to wild running were evaluated. The extract is used traditionally in Georgian folk medicine as anticonvulsant drug...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446017/dexmedetomidine-oral-mucosa-patch-for-sedation-suppresses-apoptosis-in-hippocampus-of-normal-rats
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Je Hoon Park, Il Gyu Ko, Sung Eun Kim, Jun Jang Jin, Lakkyong Hwang, Chang Ju Kim, Soo Hwan Yoon, Jongki Hong, Jun Young Chung, Deok Won Lee
PURPOSE: Dexmedetomidine, an α2-adrenergic agonist, provides sedative and analgesic effects without significant respiratory depression. Dexmedetomidine has been suggested to have an antiapoptotic effect in response to various brain insults. We developed an oral mucosa patch using dexmedetomidine for sedation. The effects of the dexmedetomidine oral mucosa patch on cell proliferation and apoptosis in the hippocampus were evaluated. METHODS: A hydrogel oral mucosa patch was adhered onto the oral cavity of physiologically normal rats, and was attached for 2 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours...
April 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434027/can-ultrasound-be-used-as-the-primary-imaging-in-children-with-suspected-crohn-disease
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Timothy L Tsai, Megan B Marine, Matthew R Wanner, Matthew L Cooper, Steven J Steiner, Fangqian Ouyang, S Gregory Jennings, Boaz Karmazyn
BACKGROUND: There is growing literature on the use of ultrasound (US) for evaluation of Crohn disease in adults, but few studies have been conducted on children. Several studies demonstrated high accuracy of US in the diagnosis of Crohn disease. Using US as the primary screening imaging modality for Crohn disease can reduce health care costs, the need for sedation and ionizing radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is to determine if US can be used for screening evaluation of pediatric Crohn disease...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399846/palliative-sedation-challenging-the-professional-competency-of-health-care-providers-and-staff-a-qualitative-focus-group-and-personal-written-narrative-study
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Danièle Leboul, Régis Aubry, Jean-Michel Peter, Victor Royer, Jean-François Richard, Frédéric Guirimand
BACKGROUND: Despite recent advances in palliative medicine, sedating a terminally ill patient is regarded as an indispensable treatment to manage unbearable suffering. With the prospect of widespread use of palliative sedation, the feelings and representations of health care providers and staff (carers) regarding sedation must be carefully explored if we are to gain a better understanding of its impact and potential pitfalls. The objective of the study was to provide a comprehensive description of the opinions of carers about the use of sedation practices in palliative care units (PCU), which have become a focus of public attention following changes in legislation...
April 11, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352158/cardioprotection-with-halogenated-gases-how-does-it-occur
#16
REVIEW
Jose Luis Guerrero-Orriach, Juan Jose Escalona Belmonte, Alicia Ramirez Fernandez, Marta Ramirez Aliaga, Manuel Rubio Navarro, Jose Cruz Mañas
Numerous studies have studied the effect of halogenated agents on the myocardium, highlighting the beneficial cardiac effect of the pharmacological mechanism (preconditioning and postconditioning) when employed before and after ischemia in patients with ischemic heart disease. Anesthetic preconditioning is related to the dose-dependent signal, while the degree of protection is related to the concentration of the administered drug and the duration of the administration itself. Triggers for postconditioning and preconditioning might have numerous pathways in common; mitochondrial protection and a decrease in inflammatory mediators could be the major biochemical elements...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240955/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-buprenorphine-and-sustained-release-buprenorphine-after-administration-to-adult-alpacas
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S Bryce Dooley, Turi K Aarnes, Jeffrey Lakritz, Phillip Lerche, Richard M Bednarski, John A E Hubbell
OBJECTIVE To determine pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of buprenorphine after IV and SC administration and of sustained-release (SR) buprenorphine after SC administration to adult alpacas. ANIMALS 6 alpacas. PROCEDURES Buprenorphine (0.02 mg/kg, IV and SC) and SR buprenorphine (0.12 mg/kg, SC) were administered to each alpaca, with a 14-day washout period between administrations. Twenty-one venous blood samples were collected over 96 hours and used to determine plasma concentrations of buprenorphine. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated by use of noncompartmental analysis...
March 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192224/qualitative-study-on-the-perceptions-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients-and-their-family-members-regarding-end-of-life-experiences-focusing-on-palliative-sedation
#18
Young Eun, In-Wha Hong, Eduardo Bruera, Jung Hun Kang
CONTEXT: Patients with terminal cancer experience refractory symptoms in the last days of life. Although palliative sedation (PS) is recommended for patients suffering unbearable symptoms with imminent death, it requires clear communication between physicians and patients/caregivers. Understanding the demands and perceptions of patients and caregivers in the end-of-life phase are needed for effective communication. OBJECTIVE: To explore patient experiences regarding end-of-life status and PS...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181893/gebruik-van-comedicatie-tijdens-palliatieve-sedatie
#19
H Westdorp, S M C H Langenberg, C Kramers, C A H H V M Verhagen
- Palliative sedation is a treatment option for patients in the terminal stage of their disease who have one or more refractory symptoms.- In giving palliative sedation it is important to take into account the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of medications that contribute to good palliation: this covers both medication used in palliative sedation and continued chronic medication.- This article provides tools for clinical practice to deal with the difficulties concerning stopping or continuing chronic medication and on interaction between medications in palliative sedation...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177137/hypoalbuminaemia-and-decreased-midazolam-clearance-in-terminally-ill-adult-patients-an-inflammatory-effect
#20
Linda G Franken, Anniek D Masman, Brenda C M de Winter, Frans P M Baar, Dick Tibboel, Teun van Gelder, Birgit C P Koch, Ron A A Mathot
AIMS: Midazolam is the drug of choice for palliative sedation and is titrated to achieve the desired level of sedation. Because of large inter-individual variability (IIV), however, the time it takes to achieve adequate sedation varies widely. It would therefore greatly improve clinical care if an individualized dose could be determined beforehand. To find clinically relevant parameters for dose individualization, we performed a pharmacokinetic study on midazolam, 1OH-midazolam (1-OH-M) and 1OH-midazolam-glucuronide (1-OH-MG) in terminally ill patients...
February 8, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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