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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042710/effect-of-sertraline-in-paroxysmal-hypertension
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Jan Vaclavik, Aneta Krenkova, Eva Kocianova, Tomas Vaclavik, Monika Kamasova
OBJECTIVE: Paroxysmal hypertension or pseudopheochromocytoma is quite a common problem in clinical practice. The optimal treatment for this condition has not been established. This study sought to investigate whether sertraline (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) reduces the symptoms. METHODS: We enrolled 64 patients referred to our department between April 2008 and October 2014 for symptomatic paroxysmal hypertension. Patients received sertraline, 50 mg once daily, in addition to their current medication...
October 17, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040201/don-t-call-me-crazy-delirium-occurs-outside-of-the-icu
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Anthony Cahill, Christopher Pearcy, Khalid Almahmoud, Vaidehi Agrawal, Usha Mani, Phillip Sladek, Michael S Truitt
INTRODUCTION: Delirium has been well studied among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); however, data beyond the ICU is limited. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate the incidence and associated risk factors for delirium in non-critical care areas (NCCA). METHODS: After IRB approval, a prospective cohort study was conducted at our urban Level I Trauma Center from December 2015 to February 2016. All patients admitted to the designated study area by a trauma surgeon were included...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033248/use-of-oral-antidepressants-in-patients-with-chronic-pruritus-a-systematic-review
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Tessa A Kouwenhoven, Peter C M van de Kerkhof, Marijke Kamsteeg
BACKGROUND: Chronic pruritus is a common skin symptom with marked impact on quality of life. Adequate treatment can be challenging for clinicians, demanding the exploration of new treatment options such as oral antidepressants. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of oral antidepressants in chronic pruritus by a systematic overview of the available relevant literature. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases were searched...
October 12, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032438/improvements-in-quality-adjusted-life-years-and-cost-utility-after-pharmacotherapy-for-premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder-a-retrospective-study
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Eiichiro Kamagata, Kazuo Yamada
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a relatively new classification of depressive disorder that is characterized by recurrent depression during the premenstrual phase of the menstrual cycle. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from 49 previously untreated PMDD patients who visited our psychiatric department between October 2013 and February 2016 and received pharmacotherapy for 3 or 6 subsequent menstrual cycles...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031874/an-update-on-the-physiopathology-and-therapeutic-management-of-cholestatic-pruritus-in-children
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A Thébaut, D Debray, E Gonzales
Pruritus is a disabling symptom accompanying chronic cholestasis. In extreme cases, the refractory nature of pruritus can result in a need for invasive therapies including liver transplantation. The pathogenesis of pruritus in cholestatic disease is poorly understood. It may involve a specific neural pathway (similar to that associated with pain) regulated by several pruritogenic substances such as bile acids, opioids, serotonin, and the more recently identified lysophosphatidic acid. While the therapeutic management of cholestatic pruritus is well established in adults, there is no consensus in children, in light of the difficulty of conducting controlled clinical studies...
October 11, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020098/treatment-with-high-dose-antidepressants-severely-exacerbates-the-pathological-outcome-of-experimental-escherichia-coli-infections-in-poultry
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Sofie Kromann, Egle Kudirkiene, Lili Li, Ida Thoefner, Elisabeth Daldorph, Jens Peter Christensen, Hecheng Meng, Rikke Heidemann Olsen
There is an urgent need for novel antibiotics as the current antibiotics are losing their value due to increased resistance among clinically important bacteria. Sertraline, an on-marked anti-depressive drug, has been shown to modify bacterial activity in vitro, including increasing the susceptibility of Escherichia coli to antibiotics. The aim of the present study was to investigate if the antimicrobial activity of sertraline could be documented under clinical settings, hereunder if sertraline could potentiate the effect of tetracycline in treatment of an experimentally induced ascending infection in poultry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018367/treatment-of-comorbid-alcohol-dependence-and-anxiety-disorder-review-of-the-scientific-evidence-and-recommendations-for-treatment
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Carmen Gimeno, Marisa Luisa Dorado, Carlos Roncero, Nestor Szerman, Pablo Vega, Vicent Balanzá-Martínez, F Javier Alvarez
Patients with alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) have a high prevalence of anxiety disorders (AnxDs). "Co-occurring disorders" refers to the coexistence of an AUD and/or drug related disorders with another non-addictive psychiatric disorder. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of psychopharmacological treatments and psychotherapy in patients with AUD and AnxD and to propose recommendations for the treatment of patients with comorbid AnxDs and AUDs. Randomized clinical trials, meta-analyses, and clinical guidelines were retrieved from PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017372/the-antidepressant-like-activity-of-ellagic-acid-and-its-effect-on-hippocampal-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-in-mouse-depression-models
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Hatice Asli Bedel, Ceren Kencebay Manas, Gül Özbey, Coşkun Usta
The aim of present study was to evaluate the antidepressant-like activity of ellagic acid (EA) in mice-forced swim test (FST) and tail suspension test (TST) and the possible role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in EA's antidepressant-like effect. We found that EA and sertraline did not affect the spontaneous locomotor activity of mice. EA produced statistically significant decrease in immobility time as compared to vehicle group in TST. EA at 1 and 5 mg/kg doses did not produce any significant effect in immobility time as compared to vehicle group in FST...
October 11, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979303/artificial-neural-networks-ann-for-the-simultaneous-spectrophotometric-determination-of-fluoxetine-and-sertraline-in-pharmaceutical-formulations-and-biological-fluid
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Hamid Reza Akbari Hasanjani, Mahmoud Reza Sohrabi
Simultaneous spectrophotometric estimation of Fluoxetine and Sertraline in tablets were performed using UV-Vis spectroscopic and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Absorption spectra of two components were recorded in 200-300 nm wavelengths region with an interval of 1 nm. The calibration models were thoroughly evaluated at several concentration levels using the spectra of synthetic binary mixture (prepared using orthogonal design). Three layers feed-forward neural networks using the back-propagation algorithm (B...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971371/correction-to-comparative-effects-of-sertraline-haloperidol-or-olanzapine-treatments-on-ketamine-induced-changes-in-mouse-behaviours
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O J Onaolapo, T B Paul, A Y Onaolapo
In the original publication of the article, occurrences of "{F(Becker and Grecksch 2004; Onaolapo et al. 2016b)" should have been "{F(5, 54)" throughout the article.
October 2, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966750/comparison-of-melatonin-and-sertraline-therapies-on-tinnitus-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seyed Hamidreza Abtahi, Seyed Mostafa Hashemi, Mahdi Mahmoodi, Mohammad Hossein Nilforoush
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing without external acoustic stimulants which affects almost 10% of general population. Many therapies have been recommended including diet modifications, herbal remedies, and chemical drugs. Most common utilized drugs for tinnitus are melatonin and antidepressants such as sertraline which have been proven in different studies. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of melatonin and sertraline in treating tinnitus for the first time...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958456/associations-between-symptoms-of-depression-and-heart-rate-variability-an-exploratory-study
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Lucas Borrione, Andre R Brunoni, Bernardo Sampaio-Junior, Luana M Aparicio, Andrew H Kemp, Isabela Benseñor, Paulo A Lotufo, Renerio Fraguas
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is associated with decreased heart rate variability (HRV), a predictor of cardiovascular morbidity by many, but not all studies. This inconsistency could be due to the association of HRV with specific depressive symptoms. Here, we investigated the association of HRV parameters with components of depressive symptoms from 120 MDD patients, at baseline of a published trial comparing the effect of sertraline to transcranial direct current stimulation. We used Principal Component Analysis to extract components of the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D-17), the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) and the Beck Inventory for Depressive Symptomatology (BDI)...
September 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956620/monotherapy-insufficient-in-severe-anxiety-predictors-and-moderators-in-the-child-adolescent-anxiety-multimodal-study
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Jerome H Taylor, Eli R Lebowitz, Ewgeni Jakubovski, Catherine G Coughlin, Wendy K Silverman, Michael H Bloch
This secondary analysis of the Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Study (CAMS) used baseline patient characteristics to identify prognostic subgroups of children based on likelihood of remission. We also investigated predictors and moderators of outcome. CAMS randomized 488 youths with generalized, social, and separation anxiety disorders to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), sertraline, both, or pill placebo. Outcomes were Week 12 child, parent, and independent evaluator (IE) ratings of child anxiety. We used receiver operating characteristics analysis and stepwise regression to identify predictors and moderators of outcome...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953843/what-are-the-risks-associated-with-different-selective-serotonin-re-uptake-inhibitors-ssris-to-treat-depression-and-anxiety-in-pregnancy-an-evaluation-of-current-evidence
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Kate Womersley, Katherine Ripullone, Mark Agius
A literature review was conducted to elucidate the respective reproductive safety profiles of different SSRIs to inform the prescribing practices of doctors treating pregnant women with anxiety and depression. BACKGROUND: Women are most likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety between the ages of 25 and 44 years, which are also the years of childbearing potential (Burke et al., 1991). Therefore a substantial number of women face a decision about whether or not to take an antidepressant or anxiolytic during pregnancy...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953839/antidepressants-and-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-colectomy-a-case-report
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Madhavan Seshadri, Madhusudan Deepak Thalitaya, Tuno Simon, Catherine Odelola, Humphrey Enow
Antidepressants are routinely used by General Practitioners (GP) as well as Psychiatrists to treat Depression. They are tolerated well. However, in certain patient populations, they are associated with SIADH (Syndrome of Inappropriate Anti-Diuretic Hormone Secretion) and Hyponatremia. Various research studies have shown that all antidepressants are associated with Hyponatremia. Hyponatremia as a side effect of antidepressant therapy is more commonly seen in old age, chronic Kidney disease and Hypothyroidism...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953766/delusional-parasitosis-treated-by-atypical-antipsychotic-and-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-a-case-report
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Tiffany Roulet, Nicolas Zdanowicz
BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis (DP) is an uncommon psychiatric disorder. Patients suffering from this disorder have the fixed false belief of being infested by a parasite. Because of this condition, patients mainly consult with dermatologists or general practitioners. They are often reluctant to see a psychiatrist and to take treatment with antipsychotics because of their belief. The following describes the case of a woman who has the particularity that the DP started a few days after sertraline interruption...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947177/resveratrol-ameliorated-the-behavioral-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Ze-Shun Zhang, Zhi-Kun Qiu, Jia-Li He, Xu Liu, Ji-Sheng Chen, Yu-Lu Wang
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a major psychiatric and neurological issue. Resveratrol is shown to be effective on depression and anxiety. However, the mechanism of anti-PTSD-like effects of resveratrol remains unknown. The present study aimed to explore the possible molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the anti-PTSD-like effects of resveratrol. Following a 2-day exposure to inescapable electric foot shocks, animals were administered resveratrol (10, 20, and 40mg/kg, i.g.) during the behavioral tests, which included contextual freezing measurement, elevated plus maze test, staircase test, and open field test...
October 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937449/persistent-encopresis-enuresis-and-anxiety-in-a-7-year-old-girl
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Theodora Nelson, Heekyung Chae, Ran D Anbar, Martin T Stein
Sonia is a 7-year-old old girl who was referred to the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic by the Pediatric Urology Clinic because of persistent wetting and soiling behaviors. Since age 3 years, she has had a history of encopresis (and wetting) for which she has seen gastroenterology and urology specialists. The mother reports that Sonia has accidents almost daily, and she is not upset when sitting in her urine or feces. She dislikes going into the bathroom or sitting on the toilet by herself. She participated in a behavior modification program associated with the pediatric urology clinic, which helps children learn healthy voiding habits and achieve continence...
October 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918338/a-short-term-swimming-speed-alteration-test-with-nauplii-of-artemia-franciscana
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Silvia Morgana, Noelia Estévez-Calvar, Chiara Gambardella, Marco Faimali, Francesca Garaventa
The presence of toxicant needs to be assessed within short time in order to effectively protect the aquatic environment from serious threat. Based on the observation that at high temperatures aquatic organisms become more vulnerable to stressors than those maintained at room temperature, a new test was developed. The proposed bioassay consisted in the evaluation of the swimming speed alteration (SSA) of nauplii of Artemia franciscana incubated at 39°C (± 1) for 6h, using a Swimming Behavior Recorder system (SBR)...
September 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912994/jitteriness-anxiety-syndrome-developing-immediately-following-initiation-of-oral-administration-of-sertraline
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Toshinori Nakamura, Nobuhiro Sugiyama, Daimei Sasayama, Tetsuya Hagiwara, Shinsuke Washizuka
Here, we report our experience with patients in whom jitteriness/anxiety syndrome developed immediately following the start of oral sertraline administration. Administration was discontinued in these patients on day 2, and the jitteriness/anxiety syndrome improved the following day. Jitteriness/anxiety syndrome may develop immediately following oral administration of even low doses of sertraline, and improvement can be expected if sertraline is promptly discontinued.
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
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