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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324779/frontocingulate-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity-associated-with-antidepressant-response-in-late-life-depression
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Margarita Abi Zeid Daou, Brian D Boyd, Manus J Donahue, Kimberly Albert, Warren D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Vascular pathology is common in late-life depression (LLD) and may contribute to alterations in cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR). In turn, such hemodynamic deficits may adversely affect brain function and clinical course. The goal of this study was to examine whether altered cerebral hemodynamics in depressed elders predicted antidepressant response. METHODS: 21 depressed elders completed cranial 3T MRI, including a pseudo-continuous Arterial Spin Labeling (pcASL) acquisition on both room air and during a hypercapnia challenge...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316077/development-of-resistance-to-serotonin-induced-itch-in-bile-duct-ligated-mice
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Sattar Ostadhadi, Nazgol-Sadat Haddadi, Arash Foroutan, Ehsan Azimi, Sarina Elmariah, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour
Cholestatic itch can be severe and significantly impair the quality of life of patients. Serotonin system is implicated in cholestatic itch; however, the pruritogenic properties of serotonin have not been evaluated in cholestatic mice. Here, we investigated the serotonin-induced itch in cholestatic mice which was induced by bile duct ligation (BDL). Serotonin, sertraline or saline were administered intradermally to the rostral back area in BDL and sham-operated (SHAM) mice, and the scratching behavior was videotaped for 1 hour...
March 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315270/sigma-1-receptor-agonists-and-their-clinical-implications-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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Yakup Albayrak, Kenji Hashimoto
Accumulating evidence suggests that sigma-1 receptors play a role in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases, as well as in the mechanisms of some selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Among the SSRIs, the order of affinity for sigma-1 receptors is as follows: fluvoxamine > sertraline > fluoxetine > escitalopram > citalopram > paroxetine. Some SSRIs (e.g., fluvoxamine, fluoxetine and escitalopram) and other drugs (donepezil , ifenprodil , dehydroepiandeterone (DHEA)) potentiate nerve-growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells, and these effects could be antagonized by the selective sigma-1 receptor antagonist NE-100...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301398/a-pilot-study-cardiac-parameters-in-children-receiving-new-generation-antidepressants
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Mai Uchida, Andrea E Spencer, Tara Kenworthy, James Chan, Maura Fitzgerald, Ana Maria Rosales, Elana Kagan, Alexandra Saunders, Joseph Biederman
OBJECTIVE: Because of concerns about potential associations between high doses of citalopram and QTc prolongation in adults, this study examined whether such associations are operant in children. We hypothesized that therapeutic doses of nontricyclic antidepressant medications (non-TCAs) prescribed to children would be cardiovascularly safe. STUDY DESIGN: The sample consisted of 49 psychiatrically referred children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old of both sexes treated with a non-TCA (citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, bupropion, duloxetine, venlafaxine, mirtazapine)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286537/smoking-and-antidepressants-pharmacokinetics-a-systematic-review
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Pedro Oliveira, Joana Ribeiro, Helena Donato, Nuno Madeira
BACKGROUND: Despite an increasingly recognized relationship between depression and smoking, little is known about how smoking influences antidepressant response and treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to systematically review the evidence of the impact of smoking on new-generation antidepressants with an emphasis on the pharmacokinetic perspective. METHODS: We present a systematic review of clinical trials comparing the serum levels of new-generation antidepressants in smokers and nonsmokers...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285771/improvement-in-depression-is-associated-with-improvement-in-cognition-in-late-life-psychotic-depression
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Lindsay W Victoria, Ellen M Whyte, Meryl A Butters, Barnett S Meyers, George S Alexopoulos, Benoit H Mulsant, Anthony J Rothschild, Samprit Banerjee, Alastair J Flint
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cognitive function at baseline and investigate the relationship between change in cognition, depression, and psychosis after treatment among older adults with major depressive disorder with psychotic features. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a double-blind, randomized, controlled treatment trial at inpatient and outpatient settings at four academic health centers on "Young Old" (aged 60-71 years, N = 71) and "Older" (aged 72-86 years, N = 71) participants diagnosed with psychotic depression...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279926/determination-of-drugs-in-plasma-samples-by-disposable-pipette-extraction-with-c18-bsa-phase-and-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Mônia Ap Lemos Pinto, Israel D de Souza, Maria Eugênia C Queiroz
This work describes restricted access material (RAM) constituted of porous octadecylsilane particles with the outer surface covered with bovine serum albumin (C18-BSA) as a stationary phase to extract drugs from plasma samples by disposable pipette extraction (DPX) for further analysis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). The C18-BSA phase simultaneously excluded macromolecules by chemical diffusion barrier (BSA network) and enrichment of the interior phase (C18) with drug traces by sorption...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278721/sertraline-exerts-its-antitumor-functions-through-both-apoptosis-and-autophagy-pathways-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Di Xia, Ying-Ting Zhang, Gui-Ping Xu, Wei-Wei Yan, Xiao-Rong Pan, Jian-Hua Tong
It has been found that sertraline, a widely used antidepressant drug, possessed antitumor roles in a variety of cancers including liver cancer, colorectal cancer and lymphoma. In this study, we provided evidences that sertraline had potent antiproliferative activity not only in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines but also in the fresh leukemia cells from AML patients, and could induce cell death through both apoptosis and autophagy pathways. Moreover, we found that inhibiting autophagy pathway could partially attenuate sertraline-induced apoptosis and cell growth inhibition, indicating that sertraline-induced autophagy process could facilitate AML cell apoptosis to some degree...
February 13, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278599/mediators-of-treatment-outcomes-for-anxious-children-and-adolescents-the-role-of-somatic-symptoms
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Amy E Hale, Golda S Ginsburg, Grace Chan, Philip C Kendall, James T McCracken, Dara Sakolsky, Boris Birmaher, Scott N Compton, Anne Marie Albano, John T Walkup
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are effective treatments for pediatric anxiety disorders. However, the mechanisms of these treatments are unknown. Previous research indicated that somatic symptoms are reduced following treatment, but it is unclear if their reductions are merely a consequence of treatment gains. This study examined reductions in somatic symptoms as a potential mediator of the relationship between treatment and anxiety outcomes. Participants were 488 anxious youth ages 7-17 (M = 10...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277400/rectal-bioavailability-of-sertraline-tablets-in-a-critically-ill-patient-with-bowel-compromise
#10
Jonathan G Leung, Kemuel L Philbrick, Erica A Loomis, Erin Frazee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272220/clinical-study-of-duloxetine-hydrochloride-combined-with-doxazosin-for-the-treatment-of-pain-disorder-in-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-an-observational-study
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Mingxin Zhang, Hanzhong Li, Zhigang Ji, Dexin Dong, Su Yan
To explore the safety and efficacy of the selective 5-serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor duloxetine hydrochloride and alpha-adrenergic receptor blocker (alpha-blocker) doxazosin mesylate-controlled tablets in the treatment of pain disorder in chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).In all, 150 patients were enrolled and 126 patients completed the study (41 patients in the doxazosin group, 41 patients in the sertraline group, and 44 patients in the duloxetine group). This was an open randomized 6-month study...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266242/effect-and-safety-of-sertraline-for-treat-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-multicenter-randomised-controlled-study
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Wei Li, Yu-Bo Ma, Qi Yang, Bao-Lin Li, Qing-Gang Meng, Yi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Although several previous studies have examined the efficacy of sertraline in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), none involved Chinese PTSD patients. This study aimed to evaluate sertraline efficacy and adverse events in Chinese patients with PTSD over 12 weeks. METHODS: In total, 72 PTSD patients were randomly assigned to receive sertraline (135 mg daily) or a placebo for 12 weeks. Impact of Event Scale-Revised subscores constituted the primary outcome, with Clinical Global Impression Scale-Severity scores and adverse events as secondary outcomes...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263039/sertraline-can-reduce-the-uremic-pruritus-in-hemodialysis-patient-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial-from-southern-iran
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Maryam Pakfetrat, Leila Malekmakan, Noushin Hashemi, Taraneh Tadayon
INTRODUCTION: Uremic pruritus is an undesirable complication of end stage renal disease (ESRD). In spite of introduction of many treatments for this complication, it has no certain cure. The aim of this study was to assess sertraline effect on uremic pruritus. METHODS: In the present clinical trial study, we randomly divided our patients into two groups; trial group that received sertraline and control group that consumed placebo. We measured the severity of pruritus by two scoring systems (visual analogue scale and DUO) at the beginning and during the study with a-2-week interval...
March 6, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250562/comparison-of-effect-of-antidepressants-on-psychomotor-functions
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Pranjali P Mendhe, Samidh P Shah, Mira K Desai, Minakshi N Parikh
OBJECTIVE: The comparison of the effect of antidepressants on psychomotor functions in patients with endogenous depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective interventional study was carried out at a tertiary care teaching hospital on 95 literate patients with newly diagnosed endogenous depression matching inclusion and exclusion criteria. Patients were prescribed either desvenlafaxine (50 mg) or fluoxetine (40 mg) or sertraline (50 mg). Psychomotor functions were assessed by digit letter substitution, six letter cancellation, choice reaction time, hand steadiness and flicker fusion test at the baseline 1(st) month and 3(rd) month...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242040/molecular-biomarkers-predictive-of-sertraline-treatment-response-in-young-children-with-fragile-x-syndrome
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Reem Rafik AlOlaby, Stefan R Sweha, Marisol Silva, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Carolyn M Yrigollen, Dalyir Pretto, Randi J Hagerman, Flora Tassone
OBJECTIVES: Several neurotransmitters involved in brain development are altered in fragile X syndrome (FXS), the most common monogenic cause of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Serotonin plays a vital role in synaptogenesis and postnatal brain development. Deficits in serotonin synthesis and abnormal neurogenesis were shown in young children with autism, suggesting that treating within the first years of life with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor might be the most effective time...
February 24, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241133/measuring-fatigue-using-the-multidimensional-fatigue-inventory-20-a-questionable-factor-structure-in-haemodialysis-patients
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Joseph Chilcot, Ayman Guirguis, Karin Friedli, Michael Almond, Andrew Davenport, Clara Day, David Wellsted, Ken Farrington
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Fatigue is recognised as a common and burdensome symptom among dialysis patients. A growing body of research is devoted to understanding fatigue in advanced kidney disease, yet its measurement is challenging within this context. Our aim was to evaluate the factor structure underlying the multidimensional fatigue inventory (MFI-20) and to examine its associations with clinical factors and mood. METHODS: Data was evaluated for confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) from the screening phase of a multicentre randomised placebo-controlled trial of sertraline in haemodialysis (HD) patients...
February 28, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241064/meta-analyses-of-comparative-efficacy-of-antidepressant-medications-on-peripheral-bdnf-concentration-in-patients-with-depression
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Chanjuan Zhou, Jiaju Zhong, Bin Zou, Liang Fang, Jianjun Chen, Xiao Deng, Lin Zhang, Xiang Zhao, Zehui Qu, Yang Lei, Ting Lei
BACKGROUND: Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the most important regulatory proteins in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). Increasing numbers of studies have reported the relationship between serum/plasma BDNF and antidepressants (ADs). However, the potential effects of several classes of antidepressants on BDNF concentrations are not well known. Hence, our meta-analyses aims to review the effects of differential antidepressant drugs on peripheral BDNF levels in MDD and make some recommendations for future research...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238692/management-of-pruritus-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Hirsh D Trivedi, Blanca Lizaola, Elliot B Tapper, Alan Bonder
Primary biliary cholangitis is an autoimmune condition characterized by destruction of intrahepatic bile ducts. It causes debilitating symptoms, which dramatically affect the patient's quality of life. Pruritus affects 60% to 70% of individuals with primary biliary cholangitis and leads to sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression and suicidal ideation. A complete search was done with studies from PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane database, Countway library and CINAHL with specific search terms. This narrative review was prepared after a comprehensive literature review...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196999/indian-psychiatric-society-multicentric-study-correlates-of-prescription-patterns-of-psychotropics-in-india
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Sandeep Grover, Ajit Avasthi, Vishal Sinha, Bhavesh Lakdawala, Manish Bathla, Sujata Sethi, D M Mathur, Puneet Kathuria, Sandip Shah, D Sai Baalasubramanian, Vivek Agarwal, Kamla Deka
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on the clinical and sociodemographic correlates of prescription of psychotropics by psychiatrists. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship of prescription patterns with various clinical and sociodemographic variables. METHODOLOGY: Data of prescription patterns, psychiatric diagnosis, sociodemographic variables, and comorbid physical illnesses were collected for 4480 patients, across 11 centers...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181177/outcomes-associated-with-generic-drugs-approved-using-product-specific-determinations-of-therapeutic-equivalence
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Joshua J Gagne, Jennifer M Polinski, Wenlei Jiang, Sarah K Dutcher, Jing Xie, Joyce Lii, Lisa A Fulchino, Aaron S Kesselheim
OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine rates of clinical outcomes among patients before and after market introduction of generic versions of five drugs approved using product-specific equivalence determinations. METHODS: We used data from a large national insurer to identify patients who initiated a study (acarbose tablets, salmon calcitonin nasal spray, enoxaparin injection, vancomycin capsules, venlafaxine extended-release tablets) or control drug (nateglinide, glimepiride, alendronate, fondaparinux, metronidazole, sertraline, paroxetine) in each calendar month between 2003 and 2012 and to determine rates of claims-based proxies for lack of effectiveness outcomes following initiation...
February 8, 2017: Drugs
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