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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934624/gamification-of-medication-adherence-in-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Mohammad Izzat Abdul Rahim, Rhys Huw Thomas
Adherence to medication regimens is a crucial factor in seizure-freedom and well-being for people with epilepsy. In contrast, taking medication inconsistently increases the risk of not only seizures and their adverse effects, but drug side-effects and unnecessary modifications to treatment plans. Epilepsy is prevalent across all age groups and we have been slow to utilise both the technologies and psychologies derived from computer gaming. Gaming has broken through to the mainstream and is no longer the preserve of younger males, mirroring the adoption of smart-phones...
September 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934076/delayed-urinary-symptoms-induced-by-ketamine
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María Robles-Martínez, Alfonso C Abad, Violeta Pérez-Rodríguez, Elena Ros-Cucurull, Abderraman Esojo, Carlos Roncero
One of the side-effects of ketamine abuse is genito-urinary damage. This report describes a case of a former ketamine user who presented with urinary symptoms associated with ketamine years after stopping consumption. This was a 26-year-old male with a history of ketamine abuse. He started treatment for alcohol dependence at age 19. He smoked marijuana daily and denied any other drug use. During the follow-up, urinary symptoms were evidenced (dysuria, frequency, urgency, incontinence, nocturia, hematuria, and suprapubic pain)...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933696/a-novel-topical-wound-therapy-delivery-system
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Ingrid Herskovitz, Flor E MacQuhae, Luis J Borda, Stephanie Bhagwandin, Juan A Paredes, Thais Polanco, John C Lantis, Paul J Kim, Tania J Phillips, Robert S Kirsner
INTRODUCTION: Wound care dressings have evolved over time, from bandaging to the development of occlusive dressings to negative pressure wound therapy. A novel therapeutic delivery system dressing has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This semi occlusive wound dressing has been developed to provide local, continuous delivery of aqueous topical agents, such as therapeutics (anesthetics, antiseptics, antibiotics, steroids, topical beta-blockers, immune modulatory agents, growth factors, and fibrinolytic agents, among others), at a rate of about ¾ mL per day, thus maintaining a hydrated environment and providing topical treatment...
September 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932601/the-role-of-sodium-bicarbonate-in-the-management-of-some-toxic-ingestions
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REVIEW
Aibek E Mirrakhimov, Taha Ayach, Aram Barbaryan, Goutham Talari, Romil Chadha, Adam Gray
Adverse reactions to commonly prescribed medications and to substances of abuse may result in severe toxicity associated with increased morbidity and mortality. According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2013, at least 2113 human fatalities attributed to poisonings occurred in the United States of America. In this article, we review the data regarding the impact of systemic sodium bicarbonate administration in the management of certain poisonings including sodium channel blocker toxicities, salicylate overdose, and ingestion of some toxic alcohols and in various pharmacological toxicities...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932559/pupillary-abnormalities-in-non-selected-critically-ill-patients-an-observational-study
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Philippe Portran, Martin Cour, Romain Hernu, Sylvie de la Salle, Laurent Argaud
BACKGROUND: Repeated pupillary examination is a key element of neurologic surveillance in intensive care units (ICU). However, in non-selected critically ill patients, the clinical interest of monitoring pupillary diameter and light reflex is poorly documented. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the etiologies of pupillary abnormalities (PAs) in this ICU patient population. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study in a medical university affiliated ICU over a 6-month period...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932372/acupuncture-and-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-migraine-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Bahram Naderinabi, Alia Saberi, Masood Hashemi, Mohammad Haghighi, Gelareh Biazar, Farid Abolhasan Gharehdaghi, Abbas Sedighinejad, Tahereh Chavoshi
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common type of headache. Sometimes adequate pain relief is not achieved by conventional treatments. Acupuncture and botulinum toxin-A injection are known as non-pharmacological interventions for this purpose. The aim of this research was to compare the effect of acupuncture with botulinum toxin-A injection and pharmacological treatment in controlling chronic migraine. METHODS: This clinical trial was conducted on patients with chronic migraine in the North of Iran during 2014-2015...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932291/neurological-safety-of-fingolimod-an-updated-review
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REVIEW
Fumihito Yoshii, Yusuke Moriya, Tomohide Ohnuki, Masafuchi Ryo, Wakoh Takahashi
Fingolimod (FTY) is the first oral medication approved for treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Its effectiveness and safety were confirmed in several phase III clinical trials, but proper evaluation of safety in the real patient population requires long-term post-marketing monitoring. Since the approval of FTY for RRMS in Japan in 2011, it has been administered to approximately 5000 MS patients, and there have been side-effect reports from 1750 patients. Major events included infectious diseases, hepatobiliary disorders, nervous system disorders and cardiac disorders...
August 2017: Clinical & Experimental Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932089/efficacy-and-safety-of-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir-in-treatment-of-kidney-transplantation-recipients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Yan Xue, Li-Xin Zhang, Lei Wang, Tao Li, Yun-Dong Qu, Feng Liu
AIM: To assess the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir and daclatasvir regimens for kidney transplantation (KT) patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS: This study enrolled a prospective cohort of consecutive Chinese KT patients with HCV infection. They were given sofosbuvir combined with daclatasvir, with or without ribavirin. They were monitored regularly during and after the treatment. RESULTS: Six patients were recruited in our prospective study cohort...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931979/comparison-of-immediate-effects-between-two-medical-stretching-techniques-on-hamstrings-flexibility
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Thanda Aye, Tsugumi Kuramoto-Ahuja, Heonsoo Han, Hitoshi Maruyama
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to compare immediate effects between new medical stretching (NMS) and conventional medical stretching (CMS) techniques on Hamstrings flexibility. [Subjects and Methods] Thirteen healthy adult males, with finger floor distance (FFD) less than zero centimeter, without known musculoskeletal and neurological impairment in spine or lower extremities, were included. The subjects were randomly allocated to two groups. The subjects were instructed to perform NMS and CMS (hold for 30 seconds once, twice for each side of lower extremity) for both sides (total two minutes, only one session for one day)...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931663/targeting-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-antitussive-therapy
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Michael A Wortley, John J Adcock, Eric D Dubuis, Sarah A Maher, Sara J Bonvini, Isabelle Delescluse, Ross Kinloch, Gordon McMurray, Christelle Perros-Huguet, Marianthi Papakosta, Mark A Birrell, Maria G Belvisi
Cough is the most common reason to visit a primary care physician, yet it remains an unmet medical need. Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) is an enzyme that breaks down endocannabinoids, and inhibition of FAAH produces analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. Cannabinoids inhibit vagal sensory nerve activation and the cough reflex, so it was hypothesised that FAAH inhibition would produce antitussive activity via elevation of endocannabinoids.Primary vagal ganglia neurons, tissue bioassay, in vivo electrophysiology and a conscious guinea pig cough model were utilised to investigate a role for fatty acid amides in modulating sensory nerve activation in vagal afferents...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931473/psychiatric-and-behavioral-side-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-adults-with-epilepsy
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Baibing Chen, Hyunmi Choi, Lawrence J Hirsch, Austen Katz, Alexander Legge, Richard Buchsbaum, Kamil Detyniecki
PURPOSE: Psychiatric and behavioral side effects (PBSEs) are common, undesirable effects associated with antiepileptic drug (AED) use. The objective of the study was to compare the PBSE profiles of older and newer AEDs in a large specialty practice-based sample of patients diagnosed with epilepsy. METHODS: As part of the Columbia and Yale AED Database Project, we reviewed patient records including demographics, medical history, AED use, and side effects for 4085 adult patients (age: 18 years) newly started on an AED regimen...
September 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931095/-new-recommendations-in-oncocardiology
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Csaba András Nagy, Mária Lódi, Ingrid Balogh, Dániel Czuriga, Judit Kocsis
It is well-known that modern oncotherapy significantly reduced the mortality of malignant diseases. However, serious side effects of the applied cancer therapies have evolved, which may adversely affect the cardiovascular system. Early side effects often limit therapeutic success of oncotherapy and may require treatment interruption, while late-onset side effects can adversely influence the long-term survival of patients recovering from cancer. Oncocardiology is a new medical field gaining more and more attention...
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930626/pilot-study-whole-body-manual-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-sat-therapy-improved-pain-and-sat-structure-in-women-with-lipedema
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Karen L Herbst, Christopher Ussery, Alyna Eekema
Background Lipedema is a common painful subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) disorder in women affecting the limbs. SAT therapy is a manual therapy to improve soft tissue quality. Objective Determine if SAT therapy improves pain and structure of lipedema SAT. Design Single arm prospective pilot study. Setting Academic medical center. Patients Seven women, 46 ± 5 years, weight 90 ± 19 kg, with lipedema. Intervention Twelve 90-min SAT therapy sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, SAT ultrasound (Vevo 2100), leg volumetrics, skin caliper assessment, tissue exam, weight, resting metabolic rate, pain assessment, lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) and body shape questionnaire (BSQ) at baseline and end of study...
September 20, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929471/-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol-in-the-treatment-of-spasticity-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-clinical-experience
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C Grao-Castellote, F Torralba-Collados, L M Gonzalez, M Giner-Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity in chronic spinal cord injury is a condition that can have negative repercussions on the patient's quality of life. Its treatment is complex and sometimes the outcome is insufficient. Cannabinoids have recently been used in multiple sclerosis to successfully treat spasticity that is refractory to other therapies. AIM: To quantify the clinical response of a group of patients with spastic chronic spinal cord injury to the orally administered drug delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol (Sativex ®) as medication for use in special situations...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929381/recombinant-parathyroid-hormone-versus-usual-care-do-the-outcomes-justify-the-cost
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Kathryn H Chomsky-Higgins, Holly M Rochefort, Carolyn D Seib, Jessica E Gosnell, Wen T Shen, Quan-Yang Duh, Insoo Suh
BACKGROUND: Hypoparathyroidism is a potential outcome of anterior neck surgery. Commonly it is managed by calcium and vitamin D supplementation in large doses, with attendant side effects. A recombinant human parathyroid hormone (rhPTH) is now available in the USA, offering a potentially more effective treatment. No cost-effectiveness model investigating this new medication versus standard care has yet been published. METHODS: We constructed a decision analytic model comparing usual care versus rhPTH treatment for postsurgical hypoparathyroidism...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929323/what-type-and-dose-of-antidepressants-are-cancer-and-non-cancer-inpatients-being-prescribed-a-retrospective-case-control-study-at-an-australian-tertiary-hospital
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Saira Sanjida, Kelly Mulvogue, Joanne Shaw, Jeremy Couper, David Kissane, Sallie-Anne Pearson, Melanie A Price, Monika Janda
PURPOSE: Cancer patients are often prescribed antidepressants, but little data is available about whether the type and dose are similar to prescriptions to patients with other chronic diseases. This study compared the prescription practices of antidepressants to cancer and non-cancer inpatients at a major Australian tertiary hospital and assessed side effects and potential drug-drug interactions. METHODS: Inpatients diagnosed with cancer within the past 12 months and prescribed antidepressants were age and gender matched to inpatients with other chronic disease conditions...
September 19, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929260/preferences-for-injectable-prep-among-young-u-s-cisgender-men-and-transgender-women-and-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Katie B Biello, Sybil Hosek, Morgan T Drucker, Marvin Belzer, Matthew J Mimiaga, Elliot Marrow, Julia Coffey-Esquivel, Jennifer Brothers, Kenneth H Mayer
Young men who have sex with men account for approximately 20% of incident HIV infections in the U.S. Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) administered as a daily pill has been shown to decrease HIV acquisition in at-risk individuals. New modalities for PrEP are being developed and tested, including injectable PrEP; however, acceptability of these emerging modalities has not yet been examined in youth. We conducted six focus groups with 36 young men and transgender men and women who have sex with men in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles in 2016 to assess interest in and preference for different PrEP modalities...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928969/morphine-pre-and-post-conditioning-exacerbates-apoptosis-in-rat-hippocampus-cells-in-a-model-of-homocysteine-induced-oxidative-stress
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Ahmad Karkhah, Ramin Ataee, Amin Ataie
Recent investigations indicated that morphine has protective effects in different ischemia/reperfusion models and may protect against neuronal cell death, while other evidence showed that morphine induces apoptosis in neurons. Therefore, the current study was conducted to investigate pre- and post-conditioning effects of morphine on hippocampal cell apoptosis in a rat model of homocysteine (Hcy)-induced oxidative stress. In the present study, 0.5 µmol/µl Hcy was injected into bilateral intrahipocampal in the rat brain and morphine at a therapeutic dose of 10 mg/kg was injected intraperitoneally 5 days before and after Hcy injection in rats...
October 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928573/a-comparative-study-for-the-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-profile-of-fentanyl-versus-clonidine-as-an-adjuvant-to-epidural-ropivacaine-0-75-in-lower-abdominal-surgeries
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Shuchi Nigam, Shivani Rastogi, Amit Tyagi, Rajlakshmi Bhandari
CONTEXT: Different adjuvants are coadministered with local anesthetics to improve the speed of onset and duration of analgesia, and to reduce the dose, the selection of which is often left to the choice of an anesthesiologist. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety profile of fentanyl and clonidine as an adjuvant to epidural ropivacaine anesthesia. SETTING AND DESIGN: With institutional ethical committee clearance, a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind clinical study was conducted at Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928192/a-pragmatic-group-sequential-placebo-controlled-randomised-trial-to-determine-the-effectiveness-of-glyceryl-trinitrate-for-retained-placenta-got-it-a-study-protocol
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Fiona C Denison, John Norrie, Julia Lawton, Jane E Norman, Graham Scotland, Gladys C McPherson, Alison McDonald, Mark Forrest, Jemma Hudson, Jane Brewin, Mathilde Peace, Cynthia Clarkson, Sheonagh Brook-Smith, Susan Morrow, Nina Hallowell, Laura Hodges, Kathryn F Carruthers
INTRODUCTION: A retained placenta is diagnosed when the placenta is not delivered following delivery of the baby. It is a major cause of postpartum haemorrhage and treated by the operative procedure of manual removal of placenta (MROP). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The aim of this pragmatic, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind UK-wide trial, with an internal pilot and nested qualitative research to adjust strategies to refine delivery of the main trial, is to determine whether sublingual glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is (or is not) clinically and cost-effective for (medical) management of retained placenta...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
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