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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544602/drug-residues-in-syringes-and-other-injecting-paraphernalia-in-hungary
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Anna Péterfi, József Csorba, Tamás Figeczki, József Kiss, Katalin Medgyesi-Frank, János Posta, V Anna Gyarmathy
The appearance and spread of new psychoactive substances (NPS) is a phenomenon detected throughout Europe since 2008. Synthetic cathinones, a group of NPS, have been self-reported as the drug injected by the vast majority of people who inject drugs (PWID) in Hungary. This study aims at updating our knowledge on what exactly the compounds injected by PWID. This multi-site study analysed residues from used injecting drug paraphernalia collected from PWID via low threshold services and from public places in Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Békéscsaba and Pécs between March 2015 and February 2016...
May 23, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543191/methadone-buprenorphine-and-naltrexone-for-the-treatment-of-opioid-use-disorder-in-pregnant-women
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Tran H Tran, Brooke L Griffin, Rebecca H Stone, Kathleen M Vest, Timothy J Todd
Pregnant women with opioid use disorder can be treated with methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone to reduce opioid use and improve retention to treatment. In this review, we compare the pregnancy outcomes of methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone in clinical trials and discuss the potential behavioral and developmental effects of these agents seen in offspring in animal studies. Important clinical considerations in the management of opioid use disorder in pregnant women and their infants are also discussed...
May 24, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540195/conversion-from-prolonged-intravenous-fentanyl-infusion-to-enteral-methadone-in-critically-ill-children
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Vijay Srinivasan, Daniel Pung, Sean P O'Neill
AIM: To describe our institutional experience with conversion from intravenous (IV) fentanyl infusion directly to enteral methadone and occurrence of withdrawal in critically ill mechanically ventilated children exposed to prolonged sedation and analgesia. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively studied consecutively admitted invasively mechanically ventilated children (0-18 years) sedated with IV fentanyl infusion > 5 d and subsequently converted directly to enteral methadone...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537688/prevalence-of-alcohol-and-other-drugs-in-injured-drivers-and-their-association-with-clinical-outcomes
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F Cittadini, N De Giovanni, L Caradonna, G Vetrugno, A Oliva, N Fucci, C Zuppi, V L Pascali, M Covino
OBJECTIVE: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a risk factor for motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). This issue has become an increasing concern for the governments of many European and North American countries, thereby encouraging the adoption of preventive policies. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between major clinical outcomes and alcohol or drug abuse among drivers involved in MVAs who were referred to an Italian Emergency Department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive injured drivers who were admitted to the Emergency Department following an MVA during a period of one year...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536981/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-birth-outcomes-in-neonates-exposed-to-naltrexone-in-utero-a-comparison-with-methadone-buprenorphine-and-non-opioid-exposed-neonates
#5
Erin Kelty, Gary Hulse
BACKGROUND: Naltrexone may provide a suitable alternative to methadone and buprenorphine in the treatment of pregnant opioid-dependent women; however, little is known about its effects on neonatal morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the health of neonates exposed to naltrexone in utero, and compare it with outcomes in neonates exposed to methadone or buprenorphine and a non-exposed control group. METHODS: Sequential cohorts of Western Australian (WA) opioid-dependent women treated with implant naltrexone, oral methadone or sublingual buprenorphine were identified via records from a drug and alcohol clinic (Subiaco, WA) for naltrexone and state prescribing records for methadone and buprenorphine...
May 23, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536980/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-obstetric-outcomes-in-opioid-dependent-women-treated-with-implant-naltrexone-oral-methadone-or-sublingual-buprenorphine-and-non-dependent-controls
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Erin Kelty, Gary Hulse
BACKGROUND: Opioid pharmacotherapies play an important role in the treatment of opioid-dependent women; however, very little is known about the safety of naltrexone in pregnant patients. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the obstetric health of opioid-dependent women who were treated with implant naltrexone during pregnancy, and compared them with women treated with methadone and/or buprenorphine and a cohort of non-opioid-dependent controls. METHODS: Women treated with implant naltrexone, oral methadone or sublingual buprenorphine between 2001 and 2010, along with a cohort of age-matched controls, were linked with records from midwives, hospital and emergency departments (EDs) and the death registry to identify pregnancy and health events that occurred during pregnancy and in the post-partum period...
May 23, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535712/dissimilarity-for-functional-data-clustering-based-on-smoothing-parameter-commutation
#7
ShengLi Tzeng, Christian Hennig, Yu-Fen Li, Chien-Ju Lin
Many studies measure the same type of information longitudinally on the same subject at multiple time points, and clustering of such functional data has many important applications. We propose a novel and easy method to implement dissimilarity measure for functional data clustering based on smoothing splines and smoothing parameter commutation. This method handles data observed at regular or irregular time points in the same way. We measure the dissimilarity between subjects based on varying curve estimates with pairwise commutation of smoothing parameters...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531768/rosa-damascena-oil-improved-sexual-function-and-testosterone-in-male-patients-with-opium-use-disorder-under-methadone-maintenance-therapy-results-from-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Vahid Farnia, Faeze Tatari, Mostafa Alikhani, Jalal Shakeri, Moshen Taghizadeh, Hassan Karbasizadeh, Dena Sadeghi Bahmani, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand
BACKGROUND: Some patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) are treated with methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). However, as with opioids, methadone has major side-effects; sexual dysfunction is a particularly distressing such effect. Rosa Damascena oil has been shown to reduce subjective sexual dysfunction in patients with major depressive disorders, but its influence on testosterone has not so far been tested. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of Rosa Damascena oil on sexual dysfunction and testosterone levels among male patients with OUD and undergoing MMT...
April 6, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530896/use-and-misuse-of-opioid-agonists-in-opioid-addiction
#9
REVIEW
Vania Modesto-Lowe, Katie Swiezbin, Margaret Chaplin, Gabriela Hoefer
Although methadone (an opioid agonist) and buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist) have evidence to support their use in treating opioid use disorder, they remain misunderstood and underutilized. In this article, we outline the risks and benefits of using these drugs as maintenance therapy in opioid-dependent patients.
May 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529359/the-journey-of-opioid-substitution-therapy-in-india-achievements-and-challenges
#10
Ravindra Rao
Opioids are one of the most problematic illegal substances globally. Opioid abuse is associated with complications in various spheres of the user's life, his/her family, and the society. Injecting drug use (IDU) is also linked to public health problems such as HIV infection and viral hepatitis. Medications form an important cornerstone in the treatment of opioid dependence. Treatment strategies such as "detoxification" alone or long-term treatment with opioid antagonist have limited acceptability and retention rates...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526967/update-on-barriers-to-pharmacotherapy-for-opioid-use-disorders
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REVIEW
Anjalee Sharma, Sharon M Kelly, Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Jan Gryczynski, Kevin E O'Grady, Robert P Schwartz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The recent heroin and prescription opioid misuse epidemic has led to a sharp increase in the number of opioid overdose deaths in the USA. Notwithstanding the availability of three FDA-approved medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone) to treat opioid use disorder, these medications are underutilized. This paper provides an update from the recent peer-reviewed literature on barriers to the use of these medications. FINDINGS: These barriers are interrelated and can be categorized as financial, regulatory, geographic, attitudinal, and logistic...
June 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525291/the-state-of-opioid-agonist-therapy-in-canada-20-years-after-federal-oversight
#12
Joseph K Eibl, Kristen Morin, Esa Leinonen, David C Marsh
Opioid agonist therapy was introduced in Canada in 1959 with the use of methadone for the treatment of opioid dependence. The regulation of methadone was the responsibility of Health Canada until 1995, when oversight was transferred to the provincial health systems. During the more than 20 years since the federal health authority transferred oversight of methadone to the provincial level, methadone programming has evolved differently in every province. The landscape of opioid dependence treatment is varied across the country, with generally increasing treatment capacity in all provinces and dramatic increases in some...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520735/pain-in-methadone-patients-time-to-address-undertreatment-and-suicide-risk-anrs-methaville-trial
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Sandra Nordmann, Antoine Vilotitch, Caroline Lions, Laurent Michel, Marion Mora, Bruno Spire, Gwenaelle Maradan, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Alain Morel, Perrine Roux, Patrizia Carrieri
BACKGROUND: Pain in opioid-dependent patients is common but data measuring the course of pain (and its correlates) using validated scales in patients initiating methadone treatment are sparse. We aimed to assess pain and its interference in daily life, associated correlates, and undertreatment before and during methadone treatment. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis using longitudinal data of a randomized trial comparing two methadone initiation models. We assessed the effect of methadone initiation and other correlates on pain intensity and interference (using the Brief Pain Inventory) at months 0, 6 and 12 using a mixed multinomial logistic regression model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519244/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-update-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
#14
Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, K Karel Allegaert, Enno Diederik Wildschut, Monica Fumagalli, Massimo Agosti, Dick Tibboel, Fabio Mosca
Substance use among pregnant women is a major public health issue. Both prescription opioid use and illicit opioid abuse have increased dramatically in recent years. Prolonged in utero drug exposure may result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), an acute multisystemic clinical entity that occurs in the first days of life. This syndrome is caused by abrupt discontinuation of fetal exposure to licit or illicit drugs chronically consumed by the mother during pregnancy and transmitted to the fetus through the placenta...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514508/methadone-for-neuropathic-pain-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ewan D McNicol, McKenzie C Ferguson, Roman Schumann
BACKGROUND: This review replaces an earlier review, "Methadone for chronic non-cancer pain in adults". This review serves to update the original and includes only studies of neuropathic pain. Methadone belongs to a class of analgesics known as opioids, that are considered the cornerstone of therapy for moderate-to-severe postsurgical pain and pain due to life-threatening illnesses; however, their use in neuropathic pain is controversial. Methadone has many characteristics that differentiate it from other opioids, which suggests that it may have a different efficacy and safety profile...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513227/temporal-relationship-of-sex-risk-behaviors-and-substance-use-severity-among-men-in-substance-use-treatment
#16
Howard Newville, James L Sorensen, Mary Hatch-Maillette, Donald A Calsyn
Sex risk behaviors and substance use are intertwined. Many men continue to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors even when enrolled in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. We hypothesized that changes in sex risk behaviors would coincide with changes in drug/alcohol use severity among men in SUD treatment. During an HIV risk-reduction trial, men in methadone maintenance and outpatient drug-free treatment (N = 359) completed assessments at baseline and six months after. We assessed changes in sex risk and substance use severity, using the Addiction Severity Index-Lite (ASI-Lite), controlling for treatment condition...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503730/cardiopulmonary-and-sedative-effects-of-intravenous-or-epidural-methadone-in-conscious-dogs
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B H B Vieira, L T Nishimura, L L Carvalho, A Auckburally, E Mattos-Junior
Cardiopulmonary and sedative effects of intravenous or epidural methadone were compared. Six beagles were randomly assigned to group MIV (methadone 0.5 mg/kg IV + NaCl 0.9% epidurally) or MEP (methadone 0.5 mg/kg epidurally + NaCl 0.9% IV). Cardiopulmonary, blood gas and sedation were assessed at time (T) 0, 15, 30, 60, 120, 240 and 480 min after drug administration. Compared to T0, heart rate decreased at T15-T120 in MIV (p < .001) and T15-T240 in MEP (p < .05); mean arterial pressure was reduced at T15-T60 in MEP (p < ...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496960/erratum-willingness-to-receive-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-among-injecting-drug-users-on-methadone-program-implications-for-education-and-treatment
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[This corrects the article on p. 90 in vol. 2.].
July 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495454/intratesticular-and-incisional-line-infiltration-with-ropivacaine-for-castration-in-medetomidine-butorphanol-midazolam-sedated-dogs
#19
Yishai Kushnir, Noa Toledano, Liat Cohen, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Yael Shilo-Benjamini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether intratesticular and incisional ropivacaine infiltration produces sufficient intra- and postoperative analgesia for castrating dogs under sedation. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, blinded, controlled clinical study. ANIMALS: Twenty-three healthy dogs weighing 5.8-35.6 kg admitted for castration. METHODS: Dogs were sedated with medetomidine (0.01 mg kg(-1)), butorphanol (0.2 mg kg(-1)) and midazolam (0...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494791/a-cohort-study-examining-emergency-department-visits-and-hospital-admissions-among-people-who-use-drugs-in-ottawa-canada
#20
Claire E Kendall, Lisa M Boucher, Amy E Mark, Alana Martin, Zack Marshall, Rob Boyd, Pam Oickle, Nicola Diliso, Dave Pineau, Brad Renaud, Tiffany Rose, Sean LeBlanc, Mark Tyndall, Olivia M Lee, Ahmed M Bayoumi
BACKGROUND: The health of people who use drugs (PWUD) is characterized by multimorbidity and chronicity of health conditions, necessitating an understanding of their health care utilization. The objective of this study was to evaluate emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions among a cohort of PWUD. METHODS: We used a retrospective observational design between 2012 and 2013. The population was a marginalized cohort of PWUD (the PROUD study) for whom survey data was linked (n = 663) to provincial health administrative data housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences...
May 12, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
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