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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243813/antiepileptic-drug-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis-of-individual-participant-data
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nevitt, Maria Sudell, Jennifer Weston, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a worldwide prevalence of around 1%. Approximately 60% to 70% of people with epilepsy will achieve a longer-term remission from seizures, and most achieve that remission shortly after starting antiepileptic drug treatment. Most people with epilepsy are treated with a single antiepileptic drug (monotherapy) and current guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom for adults and children recommend carbamazepine or lamotrigine as first-line treatment for partial onset seizures and sodium valproate for generalised onset seizures; however a range of other antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments are available, and evidence is needed regarding their comparative effectiveness in order to inform treatment choices...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241365/gabapentin-for-the-treatment-of-alcohol-use-disorder
#2
Barbara J Mason, Susan Quello, Farhad Shadan
Alcohol misuse is the fifth leading risk factor for premature death and disability worldwide. Fewer than 10% of afflicted Americans receive pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorder. Gabapentin is a calcium channel GABAergic modulator that is widely used for pain. Studies showing reduced drinking and decreased craving and alcohol-related disturbances in sleep and affect in the months following alcohol cessation suggest therapeutic potential for alcohol use disorder. Areas covered: Human laboratory and clinical studies assessing gabapentin for alcohol use disorder are reviewed...
December 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239621/a-qualitative-analysis-of-gabapentin-misuse-and-diversion-among-people-who-use-drugs-in-appalachian-kentucky
#3
Rachel Vickers Smith, Elaine M Boland, April M Young, Michelle R Lofwall, Alexa Quiroz, Michele Staton, Jennifer R Havens
Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant and analgesic for postherpetic neuralgia, has been thought to have no abuse potential despite numerous published reports to the contrary. Gabapentin has been linked with impaired driving and opioid use, highlighting the need to more fully understand its risk profile. Thirty-three individuals reporting recent nonmedical use of gabapentin were recruited from two ongoing longitudinal studies of drug users in Appalachian Kentucky to participate in focus groups. Four sessions were held (two in the community and two in jail settings), during which participants responded to questions regarding their personal experiences with gabapentin misuse...
December 14, 2017: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238829/the-role-of-gabapentin-in-multimodal-postoperative-pain-management
#4
Michael A Ashburn, Lee A Fleisher
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December 13, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238824/effect-of-perioperative-gabapentin-on-postoperative-pain-resolution-and-opioid-cessation-in-a-mixed-surgical-cohort-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jennifer Hah, Sean C Mackey, Peter Schmidt, Rebecca McCue, Keith Humphreys, Jodie Trafton, Bradley Efron, Debra Clay, Yasamin Sharifzadeh, Gabriela Ruchelli, Stuart Goodman, James Huddleston, William J Maloney, Frederick M Dirbas, Joseph Shrager, John Costouros, Catherine Curtin, Ian Carroll
Importance: Guidelines recommend using gabapentin to decrease postoperative pain and opioid use, but significant variation exists in clinical practice. Objective: To determine the effect of perioperative gabapentin on remote postoperative time to pain resolution and opioid cessation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of perioperative gabapentin was conducted at a single-center, tertiary referral teaching hospital...
December 13, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238506/comparison-of-the-effect-of-topiramate-versus-gabapentin-on-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-polyneuropathy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Surena Nazarbaghi, Mohammad Reza Amiri-Nikpour, Aynaz Foroughi Eghbal, Rohollah Valizadeh
Background: Neuropathic pain is one of the most common complaints of neurologic clinics. Neuropathic pain is common and important and has inappropriate complications, and despite their importance, there is no effective treatment for them. Objective: Because of the importance of neuropathic pain and safe and effective treatment, in this study, we determined the effect of topiramate versus gabapentin in patients with neuropathic pain. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial, 30 patients with pain attributed to neuropathy who had at least one month of neuropathic pain in one area, were randomized to receive either gabapentin, titrated from 300 mg/day to a maximum of 900 mg/day or topiramate, titrated from 50 mg/day to a maximum of 100 mg/day after a 4-week period in the neurology clinic of Imam Khomeini Hospital of Urmia city, Iran in 2015...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227723/interventions-to-address-sexual-problems-in-people-with-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-adaptation-of-cancer-care-ontario-guideline
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Jeanne Carter, Christina Lacchetti, Barbara L Andersen, Debra L Barton, Sage Bolte, Shari Damast, Michael A Diefenbach, Katherine DuHamel, Judith Florendo, Patricia A Ganz, Shari Goldfarb, Sigrun Hallmeyer, David M Kushner, Julia H Rowland
Purpose The adaptation of the Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) guideline Interventions to Address Sexual Problems in People With Cancer provides recommendations to manage sexual function adverse effects that occur as a result of cancer diagnosis and/or treatment. Methods ASCO staff reviewed the guideline for developmental rigor and updated the literature search. An ASCO Expert Panel ( Table A1 ) was assembled to review the guideline content and recommendations. Results The ASCO Expert Panel determined that the recommendations from the 2016 CCO guideline are clear, thorough, and based upon the most relevant scientific evidence...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227577/management-of-pain-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-short-review
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REVIEW
Rupesh Raina, Vinod Krishnappa, Mona Gupta
Pain management in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a complex and challenging task to accomplish, and effective pain and symptom control improves quality of life. Pain is prevalent in more than 50% of hemodialysis patients and up to 75% of these patients are treated ineffectively due to its poor recognition by providers. A good history for PQRST factors and intensity assessment using visual analog scale are the initial steps in the management of pain followed by involvement of palliative care, patient and family counseling, discussion of treatment options, and correction of reversible causes...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221844/gabapentin-as-an-adjuvant-therapy-for-prevention-of-acute-phantom-limb-pain-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-amputation-for-malignant-bone-tumors-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Xiandi Wang, Ying Yi, Dingbo Tang, Yi Chen, Yanhua Jiang, Jun Peng, Jiwei Xiao
CONTEXT: Gabapentin is reported to have an analgesic effect of reducing phantom-limb pain(PLP) in adult patients. There's no study on preoperative use of gabapentin in pediatric population in term of PLP prevention. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether gabapentin could be used as an adjuvant agent of opioid-based pain control to lower the rate of phantom-limb pain in pediatric patients undergoing amputation for malignant bone tumors in observation period of 60 days post-operatively...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220742/meta-analyses-of-newer-antiepileptic-drugs-as-adjunct-for-treatment-of-focal-epilepsy-in-children
#10
Nurul-Ain Mohd-Tahir, Shu-Chuen Li
AIM: This study conducted a systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) (namely, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, topiramate, vigabatrin, zonisamide, oxcarbazepine, perampanel, gabapentin, and stiripentol) as add-on for treatment of focal epilepsy in children. METHODS: Articles were retrieved from EMBASE, Medline and Cochrane Library from inception to January 2016. Treatment outcomes were analysed based on responder, seizure-free, withdrawal and adverse event rates...
November 22, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210970/evaluating-the-implementation-of-a-preemptive-multimodal-analgesia-protocol-in-a-plastic-surgery-office
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Brandi Tinsbloom, Virginia C Muckler, William T Stoeckel, Robert L Whitehurst, Brett Morgan
Many patients undergoing plastic surgery experience significant pain postoperatively. The use of preemptive, multimodal analgesia techniques to reduce postoperative pain has been widely described in the literature. This quality improvement project evaluated the implementation of a preemptive, multimodal analgesia protocol in an office-based plastic surgery facility to decrease postoperative pain, decrease postoperative opioid consumption, decrease postanesthesia care time, and increase patient satisfaction...
October 2017: Plastic Surgical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202395/generalized-unprovoked-vulvodynia-a-retrospective-study-on-the-efficacy-of-treatment-with-amitriptyline-gabapentin-or-pregabalin
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Heleen J van Beekhuizen, Jessica Oost, Willem I van der Meijden
OBJECTIVE: To describe patient characteristics of women diagnosed with generalized unprovoked vulvodynia (GUV) and to estimate efficacy and tolerability of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study in 241 women who presented with GUV at three vulvar disease clinics in Rotterdam, The Netherlands during 1996-2013. Main outcome was efficacy of amitriptyline, gabapentin or pregabalin treatment. RESULTS: The median duration of symptoms was 24 months and median age 62 years (range 36-89)...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200909/the-efficacy-of-combination-treatment-of-gabapentin-and-electro-acupuncture-on-paclitaxel-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Min Joon Kim, Ji Hwan Lee, Jo Ung Jang, Fu Shi Quan, Sun Kwang Kim, Woojin Kim
Paclitaxel, a chemotherapeutic drug, induces severe peripheral neuropathy. Gabapentin (GBT) is a first line agent used to treat neuropathic pain, and its effect is mediated by spinal noradrenergic and muscarinic cholinergic receptors. Electro-acupuncture (EA) is used for treating various types of pain via its action through spinal opioidergic and noradrenergic receptors. Here, we investigated whether combined treatment of these two agents could exert a synergistic effect on paclitaxel-induced cold and mechanical allodynia, which were assessed by the acetone drop test and von Frey filament assay, respectively...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197846/severe-recurrent-hypothermia-in-an-elderly-patient-with-refractory-mania-associated-with-atypical-antipsychotic-valproic-acid-and-oxcarbazepine-therapy
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Oluwadamilare O Ajayi, Suzanne Holroyd
Hypothermia is a rare but serious condition that has been associated with various psychiatric medications. We present a 76-year-old woman with refractory mania who developed multiple episodes of severe hypothermia associated with several psychiatric medications including olanzapine, quetiapine, valproic acid and oxcarbazepine. These episodes resolved following discontinuation of the agents. The patient had never experienced hypothermia before, despite having been on these or similar agents for many years. With traditional treatments for mania not feasible, other medications were used to treat her including lithium, clonazepam, gabapentin and the novel protein kinase c inhibitor tamoxifen...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196989/mixed-approach-retrospective-analyses-of-suicide-and-suicidal-ideation-for-brand-compared-with-generic-central-nervous-system-drugs
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Ning Cheng, Md Motiur Rahman, Yasser Alatawi, Jingjing Qian, Peggy L Peissig, Richard L Berg, C David Page, Richard A Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Several different types of drugs acting on the central nervous system (CNS) have previously been associated with an increased risk of suicide and suicidal ideation (broadly referred to as suicide). However, a differential association between brand and generic CNS drugs and suicide has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: This study compares suicide adverse event rates for brand versus generic CNS drugs using multiple sources of data. METHODS: Selected examples of CNS drugs (sertraline, gabapentin, zolpidem, and methylphenidate) were evaluated via the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) for a hypothesis-generating study, and then via administrative claims and electronic health record (EHR) data for a more rigorous retrospective cohort study...
December 2, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191755/pharmacological-validation-of-voluntary-gait-and-mechanical-sensitivity-assays-associated-with-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain-in-mice
#16
Andrew J Shepherd, Durga P Mohapatra
The urgent need for more effective analgesic treatment options has prompted a re-evaluation of the behavioral tests used to assess pain in pre-clinical research, with an emphasis on inclusion of more voluntary, un-evoked behavioral assessments of pain. In order to validate voluntary gait analysis and a voluntary mechanical conflict-avoidance assay, we tested mouse models of neuropathy (spared nerve injury) and inflammation (complete Freund's adjuvant) alongside reflexive measures of mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity...
November 27, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189311/role-of-preemptive-gabapentin-on-postoperative-analgesia-after-infraumbilical-surgeries-under-subarachnoid-block-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study
#17
Gaurav S Tomar, Farhat Singh, Grace Cherian
BACKGROUND: Preemptive use of gabapentin might accelerate recovery by reducing acute post-inguinal herniorrhaphy pain and opioid requirement being an analgesic. STUDY QUESTION: Assessing efficacy of three different doses of oral gabapentin premedication for postoperative pain management after inguinal herniorrhaphy under spinal anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, randomized, placebo controlled study was performed on 120 male patients (ASA I/II) undergoing inguinal herniorrhaphy under subarachnoid block...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188473/effect-of-simvastatin-on-sensorial-motor-and-morphological-parameters-in-sciatic-nerve-crush-induced-neuropathic-pain-in-rats
#18
Claudia Rita Corso, Daniel Fernandes Martins, Stephanie Carvalho Borges, Olair Carlos Beltrame, José Ederaldo Queiroz Telles, Nilza Cristina Buttow, Maria Fernanda de Paula Werner
The present study compares the effects of a low and high doses of simvastatin in a model of peripheral neuropathy by evaluating sensorial, motor, and morphological parameters. First, male Wistar rats were orally treated with vehicle (saline, 1 mL/kg), simvastatin (2 and 80 mg/kg) or morphine (2 mg/kg, s.c.), 1 h before 2.5% formalin injection. Neuropathic pain was induced by crushing the sciatic nerve, and mechanical and cold allodynia, nerve function, histology, MPO and NAG concentrations, as well as mevalonate induced-nociception were evaluated...
November 29, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182533/early-gabapentin-treatment-during-the-latency-period-increases-convulsive-threshold-reduces-microglial-activation-and-macrophage-infiltration-in-the-lithium-pilocarpine-model-of-epilepsy
#19
Alicia Rossi, Veronica Murta, Jerónimo Auzmendi, Alberto Javier Ramos
The lithium-pilocarpine model of epilepsy reproduces several features of temporal lobe epilepsy in humans, including the chronological timeline of an initial latency period followed by the development of spontaneous seizures. Epilepsy therapies in humans are implemented, as a rule, after the onset of the spontaneous seizures. We here studied the potential effect on epileptogenesis of starting an early treatment during the latency period, in order to prevent the development of spontaneous seizures. Adult male Wistar rats were treated with 3 mEq/kg LiCl, and 20 h later 30 mg/kg pilocarpine...
November 28, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180889/risk-of-respiratory-depression-with-opioids-and-concomitant-gabapentinoids
#20
Julie Savelloni, Heather Gunter, Kelly C Lee, Chih Hsu, Cassia Yi, Kyle P Edmonds, Timothy Furnish, Rabia S Atayee
Introduction: The combination of opioids and central nervous system depressants such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates has an additive effect on the frequency of oversedation and respiratory depression requiring naloxone use in hospitalized patients. Gabapentinoids (gabapentin and pregabalin) are frequently prescribed with opioids for their opioid-sparing and adjuvant analgesic effects. There is limited literature on the risk of respiratory depression due to the combination of opioids and gabapentinoids requiring naloxone administration...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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