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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641219/comparison-of-brand-versus-generic-antiepileptic-drug-adverse-event-reporting-rates-in-the-u-s-food-and-drug-administration-adverse-event-reporting-system-faers
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Md Motiur Rahman, Yasser Alatawi, Ning Cheng, Jingjing Qian, Annya V Plotkina, Peggy L Peissig, Richard L Berg, David Page, Richard A Hansen
OBJECTIVE: Despite the cost saving role of generic anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), debate exists as to whether generic substitution of branded AEDs may lead to therapeutic failure and increased toxicity. This study compared adverse event (AE) reporting rates for brand vs. authorized generic (AG) vs. generic AEDs. Since AGs are pharmaceutically identical to brand but perceived as generics, the generic vs. AG comparison minimized potential bias against generics. METHODS: Events reported to the U...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641169/association-between-switching-antiepileptic-drug-products-and-healthcare-utilization-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Patrick Kwan, André Palmini
AIMS: There is ongoing concern whether switching between different antiepileptic drug (AED) products may compromise patient care. We systematically reviewed changes in healthcare utilization following AED switch. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE databases (1980-October 2016) for studies that assessed the effect of AED switching in patients with epilepsy on outpatient visits, emergency room visits, hospitalization and hospital stay duration. RESULTS: A total of 14 articles met the inclusion criteria...
June 19, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636263/acute-bilateral-myopia-caused-by-lamotrigine-induced-uveal-effusions
#3
Ian R Woodcock, Lauren E Taylor, Jonathan B Ruddle, Jeremy L Freeman, Gabriel Dabscheck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626875/effect-of-ketogenic-diet-and-other-dietary-therapies-on-anti-epileptic-drug-concentrations-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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G Heo, S H Kim, M J Chang
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: The ketogenic diet (KD) is an effective high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet for patients with refractory epilepsy. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effects of the KD and other dietary therapies on the concentrations of anticonvulsants in patients with epilepsy. METHODS: Patients with epilepsy who were treated with the KD and other dietary therapies for more than 30 days with at least one measurement performed both before and during the diet were evaluated...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624878/a-combination-of-three-repurposed-drugs-administered-at-reperfusion-as-a-promising-therapy-for-postischemic-brain-injury
#5
I-Chen Yu, Ping-Chang Kuo, Jui-Hung Yen, Hallel C Paraiso, Eric T Curfman, Benecia C Hong-Goka, Robert D Sweazey, Fen-Lei Chang
Cerebral ischemia leads to multifaceted injury to the brain. A polytherapeutic drug that can be administered immediately after reperfusion may increase protection to the brain by simultaneously targeting multiple deleterious cascades. This study evaluated efficacy of the combination of three clinically approved drugs: lamotrigine, minocycline, and lovastatin, using two mouse models: global and focal cerebral ischemia induced by transient occlusion of the common carotid arteries or the middle cerebral artery, respectively...
June 17, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605847/impact-of-on-site-small-and-large-scale-wastewater-treatment-facilities-on-levels-and-fate-of-pharmaceuticals-personal-care-products-artificial-sweeteners-pesticides-and-perfluoroalkyl-substances-in-recipient-waters
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Pablo Gago-Ferrero, Meritxell Gros, Lutz Ahrens, Karin Wiberg
One of the main risks associated with effluents from both wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and on-site sewage treatment facilities (OSSFs) is the release of micropollutants (MPs) in receiving water bodies. However, the impact of MPs present in the effluents of OSSFs in the aquatic environment has not been studied so far. The current study evaluates the impact of the effluents of OSSFs and small-to-large scale WWTPs on natural waters. The discharge of 74 MPs was assessed including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, artificial sweeteners and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)...
June 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603421/effects-of-stimulus-parameters-on-motor-seizure-duration-in-electroconvulsive-therapy
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Sung Woo Joo, Yeon Ho Joo, Chang Yoon Kim, Jung Sun Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effect of stimulus parameters on the occurrence of adequate seizures and reconsidered the factors related to motor seizure duration. METHODS: The medical records of 187 patients who received ECT in Asan Medical Center from January 2007 to May 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. The starting stimulus dose was determined using a preselected-dose method and the cutoff value to determine the adequate motor seizure duration was 20-25 seconds...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602528/-lamotrigine-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-depersonalization-disorder-a-case-report
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A Bout, N Berhili, M Benbrahim, R Aalouane, I Rammouz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602284/a-new-turn-on-fluorescent-sensor-based-on-gold-quantum-dots-and-silver-nanoparticles-for-lamotrigine-detection-in-plasma
#9
Abolghasem Jouyban, Azam Samadi, Maryam Khoubnasabjafari
A simple and rapid method for the quantification of lamotrigine (LTG) was developed using 4-aminothiophenol-stabilized gold quantum dots (4-ATP-AuQDs) and amidosulfonic acid-capped silver nanoparticles (ASA-AgNPs) as a new fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) probe. 4-ATP-AuQDs and ASA-AgNPs were synthesized and characterized by UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Since the emission spectra of 4-ATP-AuQDs have good overlaps with the absorption spectra of ASA-AgNPs, the fluorescence of the AuQDs was significantly quenched in the presence of AgNPs as a result of FRET...
September 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601791/effect-of-operational-and-water-quality-parameters-on-conventional-ozonation-and-the-advanced-oxidation-process-o3-h2o2-kinetics-of-micropollutant-abatement-transformation-product-and-bromate-formation-in-a-surface-water
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Marc Bourgin, Ewa Borowska, Jakob Helbing, Juliane Hollender, Hans-Peter Kaiser, Cornelia Kienle, Christa S McArdell, Eszter Simon, Urs von Gunten
The efficiency of ozone-based processes under various conditions was studied for the treatment of a surface water (Lake Zürich water, Switzerland) spiked with 19 micropollutants (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, industrial chemical, X-ray contrast medium, sweetener) each at 1 μg L(-1). Two pilot-scale ozonation reactors (4-5 m(3) h(-1)), a 4-chamber reactor and a tubular reactor, were investigated by either conventional ozonation and/or the advanced oxidation process (AOP) O3/H2O2. The effects of selected operational parameters, such as ozone dose (0...
May 11, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594060/lamotrigine-induced-dress-syndrome-in-bipolar-disorder
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Giovanni Oriolo, A Brugués, Luis Pintor, José M Goikolea
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591541/lithium-use-in-pregnancy-and-the-risk-of-cardiac-malformations
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Elisabetta Patorno, Krista F Huybrechts, Brian T Bateman, Jacqueline M Cohen, Rishi J Desai, Helen Mogun, Lee S Cohen, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz
BACKGROUND: There has been concern that exposure to lithium early in pregnancy may be associated with a marked increase in the risk of Ebstein's anomaly (a right ventricular outflow tract obstruction defect) in infants and overall congenital cardiac defects, but data are conflicting and limited. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study involving 1,325,563 pregnancies in women who were enrolled in Medicaid and who delivered a live-born infant between 2000 and 2010. We examined the risk of cardiac malformations among infants exposed to lithium during the first trimester as compared with unexposed infants and, in secondary analyses, with infants exposed to another commonly used mood stabilizer, lamotrigine...
June 8, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587788/two-novel-cocrystals-of-lamotrigine-with-isomeric-bipyridines-and-in-situ-monitoring-of-the-cocrystallization
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Shichao Du, Yan Wang, Songgu Wu, Bo Yu, Peng Shi, Lin Bian, Dejiang Zhang, Jie Hou, Jingkang Wang, Junbo Gong
Crystal engineering strategy was applied to develop new solid forms of lamotrigine. Two novel cocrystals of lamotrigine forming with 4,4'-bipyridine (2:1) and 2,2'-bipyridine cocrystal (1:1.5) were successfully obtained by neat grinding and liquid assisted grinding. The novel cocrystals were fully characterized and confirmed by X-ray diffraction, thermal and spectroscopic analysis. DXRxi Raman microscope was also used to identify the cocrystals. The factors such as solvent and the structure of coformers which influenced the cocrystal formation were discussed...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585316/patterns-of-antiepileptic-drug-prescription-in-sweden-a%C3%A2-register-based-approach
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K Bolin, F Berggren, P Berling, S Morberg, H Gauffin, A-M Landtblom
OBJECTIVES: To determine drug utilization pathways from the incident healthcare visit due to epilepsy and three years onward. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Anti-epileptic drug utilization was calculated using individual information on inpatient- and outpatient care utilization and drug sales. Throughout, we used national register information pertaining to pharmaceutical sales linked to diagnosis-related healthcare utilization. Information on pharmaceutical sales was collected for the 2007-2013 period...
June 5, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584608/super-refractory-status-epilepticus-in-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy
#15
Mujahid Al-Busaidi, Jyoti Burad, Asma Al-Belushi, Arun Gujjar
We present a case of a 38-year-old woman who was at eight weeks of gestation and was admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital with refractory status epilepticus (SE). She presented with a two-day history of fever and a depressed level of consciousness that was followed with generalized tonic-clonic seizures. She progressed to refractory SE that required intubation and mechanical ventilation. Autoimmune workup was suggestive of Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) as suggested by the high levels of thyroid antibodies...
May 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583510/lamotrigine-induced-lymphadenopathy-case-report-and-literature-review
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S J Pomeroy, R Ndikumana, J P Cavanagh
Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic drug often prescribed to children and young females. Side effects include rash, dizziness and diplopia. Over the last twenty years, two cases of lymphadenopathy due to lamotrigine have been reported. We will present the case of a 17-year old female with persistent lymphadenopathy due to lamotrigine. The purpose of this case report is to inform clinicians that lymphadenopathy is a possible side effect of lamotrigine and to highlight the need for further research.
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575767/lacosamide-and-concomitant-use-of-antiepileptic-and-other-medications-in-a-us-population-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Linda Kalilani, Chao Lu, Bosny Pierre-Louis, Michael Gold
Information on the use of lacosamide and concomitant antiepileptic and non-antiepileptic drugs (non-AEDs) is available from clinical trials and observational studies with small sample sizes. This retrospective cohort study was conducted to gain insight into the use of lacosamide in a large number of patients with epilepsy in real-life clinical practice with less restrictive selection criteria compared with clinical trial participants. The Truven Health MarketScan (Commercial Claims and Medicare Supplemental) database was used to identify patients with a prior diagnosis of epilepsy with at least one prescription claim for lacosamide between June 2009 and September 2013 and continuous health insurance enrolment with medical and pharmacy coverage during the 1-year pre-index baseline period...
May 30, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567538/comparative-effectiveness-of-eight-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-with-focal-refractory-epilepsy-the-influence-of-age-gender-and-the-sequence-in-which-drugs-were-introduced-onto-the-market
#18
Jussi Mäkinen, Jukka Peltola, Jani Raitanen, Tiina Alapirtti, Sirpa Rainesalo
The first objective was to determine the long-term retention rate of eight antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) commonly used as adjunctive therapy in adults with focal refractory epilepsy. Second, we assessed the effects of age and gender on retention rates. Third, we examined if the retention rate could be influenced by the sequence in which the AEDs had entered the market. Patients with focal refractory epilepsy treated with any of the eight AEDs in Tampere University Hospital were identified retrospectively (N = 507)...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566726/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-second-and-third-generation-anti-epileptic-drugs-in-refractory-epilepsy-a-network-meta-analysis
#19
Chuanjun Zhuo, Ronghuan Jiang, Gongying Li, Mingjing Shao, Ce Chen, Guangdong Chen, Hongjun Tian, Jie Li, Rong Xue, Deguo Jiang
This study was proposed to compare the relative efficacy and tolerability of the second and third generation AEDs for refractory epilepsy. The 50% responder rate (RR) was selected as the efficacy outcome whereas the incidence of dizziness and somnolence were considered to evaluate the tolerability of AEDs. Odds ratio (OR) and their 95% credible interval (CrI) were obtained using a consistency model and surface under the cumulative ranking curve (SUCRA) value was calculated to rank AEDs. Topiramate appeared to be significantly more effective than placebo, eslicarbazepine acetate, perampanel, pregabalin, zonisamide, gabapentin and lamotrigine with respect to the 50% RR (all OR > 1)...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552676/common-allergies-do-not-influence-the-prevalence-of-cutaneous-hypersensitivity-reactions-to-antiepileptic-drugs
#20
Magdalena Bosak, Grzegorz Porębski, Agnieszka Słowik, Wojciech Turaj
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to establish whether the presence of common allergies increases the risk of drug-related hypersensitivity reactions among patients with epilepsy treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). METHODS: We studied 753 patients with epilepsy seen in tertiary outpatient epilepsy clinic. We obtained data related to epilepsy type, past and ongoing treatment with AEDs, occurrence of maculopapular exanthema or more serious cutaneous adverse reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome - SJS) and their characteristics...
May 17, 2017: Epilepsy Research
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