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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822592/use-of-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-pruritus-and-neuropathic-pain-associated-with-major-burn-injury-a-retrospective-chart-review
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Isha Kaul, Ami Amin, Marta Rosenberg, Laura Rosenberg, Walter J Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Pruritis after burn is one of the most common chronic complaints in burn survivors. Pruritus is often indistinguishable from neuropathic pain. There is a paucity of studies reporting the use of gabapentin and pregabalin to treat both pruritus and neuropathic pain. The purpose of this current study is to explore and document the effect of gabapentin and pregabalin in children and adolescent burn survivors. METHODS: A retrospective review of charts and pharmacy records of gabapentin and pregabalin dispensed to control pruritus and/or pain was conducted for burn survivors up to 20 years of age...
August 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819596/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-an-episode-of-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
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Christopher E Marrero, Neuyen Mclean, Keyana Varnado
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by searing pain, hyperalgesia, edema, allodynia, and skin changes. CRPS may be difficult to diagnose and to treat given poorly understood mechanisms as well as its presentation of symptoms that may mimic common conditions such as joint stiffness in this condition as well as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old female presented to our clinic post shingles of the right upper extremity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814092/flow-cytometric-examination-of-apoptotic-effect-on-brain-tissue-in-postnatal-period-created-by-intrauterine-oxcarbazepine-and-gabapentin-exposure
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Z Erisgin, Y Tekelioglu
OBJECTIVE: For epileptics, pregnancy contains the balance between no seizure period and antiepileptic use having the least teratogenicity risk. The purpose is to analyse with flow cytometry the apoptotic effects on postnatal brain tissue caused by prenatal use of second generation antiepileptics oxcarbazepine (OXC) and gabapentin (GBP) having different effect mechanisms. METHOD: 30 (n = 5 each group) Wistar albino male rats (45-days-old) are used. First 3 groups are exposed to OXC (100 mg/kg/day), GBP (50 mg/kg/day), and saline, respectively on the 1st-5th prenatal days (preimplantation-implantation period) while the second 3 groups are exposed to the same substances on the 6th-15th prenatal days (organogenesis), respectively...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809936/benefits-and-safety-of-gabapentinoids-in-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Harsha Shanthanna, Ian Gilron, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Rizq AlAmri, Sriganesh Kamath, Lehana Thabane, Philip J Devereaux, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is very common, with a lifetime prevalence between 51% and 80%. In majority, it is nonspecific in nature and multifactorial in etiology. Pregabalin (PG) and Gabapentin (GB) are gabapentinoids that have demonstrated benefit in neuropathic pain conditions. Despite no clear rationale, they are increasingly used for nonspecific CLBP. They necessitate prolonged use and are associated with adverse effects and increased cost. Recent guidelines from the National Health Service (NHS), England, expressed concerns on their off-label use, in addition to the risk of misuse...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807784/gabapentin-prevents-cortical-spreading-depolarization-induced-disinhibition
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Masoud Mesgari, Johanna Krüger, Christopher Theo Riemer, Maryam Khaleghi Ghadiri, Stjepana Kovac, Ali Gorji
Cortical spreading depolarization (CSD) has an important role in brain diseases such as stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, migraine with aura, and epilepsy. Several anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are used to treat paroxysmal brain diseases and are thus known to suppress CSD. One of these AEDs is gabapentin (GBP) which has been traditionally used for treatment of some CSD-related neurological diseases. We applied intra- and extracellular recordings to investigate the effect of CSD on inhibitory post synaptic potentials (IPSPs) and synaptic properties of rodent neocortex after application of GBP...
August 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802618/is-gabapentin-effective-and-safe-in-open-hysterectomy-a-prisma-compliant-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xiao-Dan Li, Chao Han, Wen-Li Yu
BACKGROUND: Pain management after open hysterectomy has been investigated for years. Owing to the effect of significant analgesic, gabapentin was often administrated for pre-emptive analgesia. However, the relationship between gabapentin and postoperative pain after open hysterectomy is still controversial. This meta-analysis was applied to assess the efficacy of pre-emptive use of gabapentin in open hysterectomy. METHODS: This meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed to compare the use of gabapentin with placebo in open hysterectomy regarding (1) the mean difference (MD) of postoperative opioid requirements; (2) the changes of visual analogue scale (VAS) scores in two groups; and (3) incidence rate of adverse effects...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801938/factors-in-variability-of-serial-gabapentin-concentrations-in-elderly-patients-with-epilepsy
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Jeannine M Conway, Lynn E Eberly, Joseph F Collins, Flavia M Macias, R Eugene Ramsay, Ilo E Leppik, Angela K Birnbaum
OBJECTIVES: To characterize and quantify the variability of serial gabapentin concentrations in elderly patients with epilepsy. METHODS: This study included 83 patients (age ≥60 years) from an 18-center, randomized, double-blind, double dummy, parallel study from the Veterans Affairs Cooperative 428 Study. All patients were taking 1500 mg/day of gabapentin. Within-person coefficient of variation (CV) in gabapentin concentrations, measured weekly to bimonthly for up to 52 weeks, then quarterly, was computed...
August 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795846/a-novel-non-opioid-protocol-for-medically-supervised-opioid-withdrawal-and-transition-to-antagonist-treatment
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Gregory Rudolf, Jim Walsh, Abigail Plawman, Paul Gianutsos, William Alto, Lloyd Mancl, Vania Rudolf
BACKGROUND: The clinical feasibility of a novel non-opioid and benzodiazepine-free protocol was assessed for the treatment of medically supervised opioid withdrawal and transition to subsequent relapse prevention strategies. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of DSM-IV diagnosed opioid-dependent patients admitted for inpatient medically supervised withdrawal examined 84 subjects (52 males, 32 females) treated with a 4-day protocol of scheduled tizanidine, hydroxyzine, and gabapentin...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794839/effects-of-pregabalin-and-gabapentin-on-postoperative-pain-and-opioid-consumption-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Mohammad Eidy, Mohammad Reza Fazel, Hossein Abdolrahimzadeh, Ali Reza Moravveji, Ebrahim Kochaki, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh
BACKGROUND: Gabapentin and pregabalin are antiepileptic drugs that are also used for chronic pain treatment. This study evaluated the effects of pregabalin and gabapentin on postoperative pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: A total of 108 candidates for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy were randomly assigned to gabapentin (n = 36), pregabalin (n = 36), and placebo (n = 36) groups. Patients received 800 mg of gabapentin or 150 mg of pregabalin orally one hour before surgery...
August 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791989/treatment-of-resistant-idiopathic-hiccups-with-pulse-radio-frequency-on-phrenic-nerve-and-gabapentin-a-case-report
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O Ozturk, E Yavuz, B Yazicioglu, B Uzuner
Hiccups affect life quality, career and family life when they become persistent. We present here a 54-year-old man who worked as a mason and a blacksmith with hiccups complaint for nearly one and a half years. In this period, he was admitted to emergency service ten times with fainting or almost fainting, cold sweating and hand stretching complaints. The patient expressed that he frequently threw up when he had hiccups and his social life was negatively affected. He reported that he was treated with baclofen, esomeprazole and hyoscine-n-butyl bromur without relief...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774840/multi-kinetics-and-site-specific-release-of-gabapentin-and-flurbiprofen-from-oral-fixed-dose-combination-in-vitro-release-and-in-vivo-food-effect
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Fabio Sonvico, Chiara Conti, Gaia Colombo, Francesca Buttini, Paolo Colombo, Ruggero Bettini, Marco Barchielli, Barbara Leoni, Luca Loprete, Alessandra Rossi
In this work, a fixed-dose combination of gabapentin and flurbiprofen formulated as multilayer tablets has been designed, developed and studied in vitro and in vivo. The aim was to construct a single dosage form of the two drugs, able to perform a therapeutic program involving three release kinetics and two delivery sites, i.e., immediate release of gabapentin, intra-gastric prolonged release of gabapentin and intestinal (delayed) release of flurbiprofen. An oblong three-layer tablet was manufactured having as top layer a floating hydrophilic polymeric matrix for gastric release of gabapentin, as middle layer a disintegrating formulation for immediate release of a gabapentin loading dose and as bottom layer, an uncoated hydrophilic polymeric matrix, swellable but insoluble in gastric fluids, for delayed and prolonged release of flurbiprofen in intestinal environment...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769860/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-gabapentin-in-adults-with-sleep-disturbance-in-medical-illness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Guang Jian Liu, Md Rezaul Karim, Li Li Xu, Song Lin Wang, Chao Yang, Li Ding, Yun-Fu Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the efficacy and tolerability of gabapentin in the treatment of sleep disturbance in patients with medical illness. METHODS: PubMed was searched for randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials that reported sleep changes during gabapentin treatment up to November 2015. FINDINGS: This review included 26 studies involving 4,684 participants. Except for Composite Endpoint 3 [standardized mean difference (SMD) = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768628/risk-of-neonatal-drug-withdrawal-after-intrauterine-co-exposure-to-opioids-and-psychotropic-medications-cohort-study
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Krista F Huybrechts, Brian T Bateman, Rishi J Desai, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Kathryn Rough, Helen Mogun, Leslie S Kerzner, Jonathan M Davis, Megan Stover, Devan Bartels, Jennifer Cottral, Elisabetta Patorno
Objectives To assess the impact of in utero co-exposure to psychotropic medications and opioids on the incidence and severity of neonatal drug withdrawal.Design Observational cohort study.Setting Nationwide sample of pregnancies in publicly insured women in the US, nested in the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (2000-10).Participants 201 275 pregnant women with public insurance who were exposed to opioids around the time of delivery and their liveborn infants.Interventions In utero exposure to psychotropic medications, in particular antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, gabapentin, and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (Z drugs), with prescriptions filled within the same time window as prescriptions for opioids...
August 2, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768356/-singultus-diagnostic-workup-and-therapy
#14
Ohlrich Marcus, Georg Royl
A hiccup is a reflex movement with diffusely distributed afferents and efferents in the thorax; its functional relevance is controversial. In its physiological form, it is mostly a minor complaint that stops spontaneously and rarely leads to medical consultation. However, prolonged agonizing hiccups represent serious deterioration of quality of life. Chronic hiccups by definition last for more than 48 h, with gastroesophageal reflux being the frequent underlying disease. Various other causes affect multiple organ systems, some with serious underlying diseases...
July 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767350/gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-pain-is-increased-prescribing-a-cause-for-concern
#15
Christopher W Goodman, Allan S Brett
Treatment of chronic noncancer pain during the opioid epidemic has become challenging for clinicians. Patients want their pain to be adequately managed, and clinicians are searching for safe, effective alternatives to opioids. Recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..
August 3, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759492/chronic-hiccups-an-underestimated-problem
#16
Eva K Kohse, Markus W Hollmann, Hubert J Bardenheuer, Jens Kessler
Persistent singultus, hiccupping that lasts for longer than 48 hours, can have a tremendous impact on a patient's quality of life. Although involved neurologic structures have been identified, the function of hiccups remains unclear-they have been controversially interpreted as a primitive reflex preventing extent swallowing of amniotic fluid in utero, an archaic gill ventilation pattern, or a fetus' preparation for independent breathing. Persistent singultus often presents as a symptom for various diseases, most commonly illnesses of the central nervous system or gastrointestinal tract; they can also be evoked by a variety of pharmacological agents...
July 26, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757918/low-doses-of-amitriptyline-pregabalin-and-gabapentin-are-preferred-for-management-of-neuropathic-pain-in-india-is-there-a-need-for-revisiting-dosing-recommendations
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Sanjay Vasant Kamble, Salman Abdulrehman Motlekar, Lyndon Lincoln D'souza, Vinay Nanda Kudrigikar, Sameer Eknath Rao
BACKGROUND: Current therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain is often unsatisfactory. Considerable variation in treatment pattern still exists in spite of availability of sufficient literature from various guidelines. Recent Indian market data suggested that the utilization (sale) of drugs such as amitriptyline, pregabalin, and gabapentin was more for low-dose unit packs than that of the high-dose unit packs, raising the belief that these drugs are prescribed at a lower dose than is actually recommended in the guidelines...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757807/a-report-of-nontraumatic-cortical-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-subsequent-management
#18
David Qiyuan Mao, Daniel Addess, Helen Valsamis
AIM: Report a case of cortical subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) and discuss its management. PATIENT & METHODS: A 66-year-old woman presents with acute onset left arm numbness and weakness. Initial head CT shows small hyperdensity in sulci typical for cSAH. Extensive workup with MRI, lumbar puncture and blood tests is performed. No signs of infection, vascular malformations, thrombosis or cancer are found. At outpatient follow-up, she is diagnosed with cSAH secondary to amyloid angiopathy...
November 2016: Future Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751024/preoperative-pregabalin-or-gabapentin-for-acute-and-chronic-postoperative-pain-among-patients-undergoing-breast-cancer-surgery-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Ajit S Rai, James S Khan, Jasneet Dhaliwal, Jason W Busse, Stephen Choi, P J Devereaux, Hance Clarke
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer surgery is associated with acute and chronic pain. We sought to systematically evaluate the effects of gabapentin and pregabalin on postoperative pain among patients undergoing breast cancer surgery. DATABASES AND DATA TREATMENT: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, and ProQuest from the inception of each database to November 2015. We included studies enrolling adult patients undergoing breast cancer surgery who were randomly assigned to preoperative gabapentin or pregabalin versus placebo or active control and assessed acute (≤24 h) or chronic (≥2 months) pain...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748440/pharmaceuticals-released-from-senior-residences-occurrence-and-risk-evaluation
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Silvia Lacorte, Silvia Luis, Cristian Gómez-Canela, Teresa Sala-Comorera, Audrey Courtier, Benoit Roig, Ana Maria Oliveira-Brett, Claire Joannis-Cassan, Juan Ignacio Aragonés, Lucia Poggio, Thierry Noguer, Luisa Lima, Carlos Barata, Carole Calas-Blanchard
One of the main pursuits, yet most difficult, in monitoring studies is to identify the sources of environmental pollution. In this study, we have identified health-care facilities from south European countries as an important source of pharmaceuticals in the environment. We have estimated that compounds consumed in by the elderly and released from effluents of senior residences can reach river waters at a concentration higher than 0.01 μg/L, which is the European Medicines Agency (EMA) threshold for risk evaluation of pharmaceuticals in surface waters...
July 27, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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