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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913001/cancer-related-fatigue-persistent-pervasive-and-problematic
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Lynn H Gerber
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is commonly reported by patients with cancer before, during, and after treatment. It is a persistent sense of tiredness that interferes with function, is distressing, and requires monitoring and, possibly, treatment. Fatigue assessment requires objective measures and self-reports, such as Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Fatigue. Significant contributors to CRF include anemia, pain, insomnia, depressive symptoms, and elevated BMI. Elevated inflammatory cytokines, diabetes mellitus, cortisol, and cellular dysregulation have been associated with CRF...
February 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911338/sleepiness-and-sleep-related-breathing-disorders-in-myotonic-dystrophy-and-responses-to-treatment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sophie D West, Hanns Lochmüller, Joan Hughes, Antonio Atalaia, Chiara Marini-Bettolo, Simon V Baudouin, Kirstie N Anderson
OBJECTIVE: We conducted prospective assessments in people with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) with daytime sleepiness, provided targeted therapies and assessed response. METHODS: Patients had overnight sleep assessments. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for OSA, non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for respiratory failure, modafinil for excessive daytime sleepiness were commenced. RESULTS: 120 people were studied: mean age 46...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872594/modafinil-induces-rapid-onset-behavioral-sensitization-and-cross-sensitization-with-cocaine-in-mice-implications-for-the-addictive-potential-of-modafinil
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Raphael Wuo-Silva, Daniela F Fukushiro, André W Hollais, Renan Santos-Baldaia, Elisa Mári-Kawamoto, Laís F Berro, Thaís S Yokoyama, Leonardo B Lopes-Silva, Carolina S Bizerra, Roberta Procópio-Souza, Debora Hashiguchi, Lilian A Figueiredo, Jose L Costa, Roberto Frussa-Filho, Beatriz M Longo
There is substantial controversy about the addictive potential of modafinil, a wake-promoting drug used to treat narcolepsy, proposed as pharmacotherapy for cocaine abuse, and used indiscriminately by healthy individuals due to its positive effects on arousal and cognition. The rapid-onset type of behavioral sensitization (i.e., a type of sensitization that develops within a few hours from the drug priming administration) has been emerged as a valuable tool to study binge-like patterns of drug abuse and the neuroplastic changes that occur quickly after drug administration that ultimately lead to drug abuse...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865546/french-consensus-management-of-patients-with-hypersomnia-which-strategy
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R Lopez, I Arnulf, X Drouot, M Lecendreux, Y Dauvilliers
Central hypersomnias principally involves type 1 narcolepsy (NT1), type 2 narcolepsy (NT2) and idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). Despite great progress made in understanding the physiopathology of NT1 with low cerebrospinal fluid hypocretin-1 levels, current treatment remains symptomatic. The same applies to NT2 and IH, for which the physiopathology is still largely unknown. Controlling excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis and disturbed night-time sleep are key therapeutic targets in NT1...
November 16, 2016: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842553/disharmony-between-wake-and-respiration-promoting-activities-effects-of-modafinil-on-ventilatory-control-in-rodents
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Jiro Terada, Isato Fukushi, Kotaro Takeda, Yohei Hasebe, Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Koichiro Tatsumi, Yasumasa Okada
BACKGROUND: Modafinil is a wake-promoting drug and has been widely used for daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. A recent case series reported that daily oral modafinil alleviated hypercapnic respiratory failure in patients with COPD. However, the precise action of modafinil on respiration such as hypercapnic and/or hypoxic ventilatory responses remains unclear. The aim of this study is to clarify the effect of modafinil on the ventilatory control...
November 14, 2016: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810669/modafinil-for-the-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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Sheng-Min Wang, Changsu Han, Soo-Jung Lee, Tae-Youn Jun, Ashwin A Patkar, Prakash S Masand, Chi-Un Pae
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common and a debilitating neuro-behavior disorder in the pediatric population. Although numerous effective psychostimulants are available, more than 30% of patients still do not show adequate treatment response rendering diverse pharmacological options. We aimed at assessing the efficacy and safety of modafinil in the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD by conducting a meta-analysis. An extensive search of databases and clinical trial registries resulted in five published short-term randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810187/impact-of-sodium-oxybate-modafinil-and-combination-treatment-on-excessive-daytime-sleepiness-in-patients-who-have-narcolepsy-with-or-without-cataplexy
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Jed Black, Todd Swick, Richard Bogan, Chinglin Lai, Lawrence P Carter
BACKGROUND: Effects of sodium oxybate (SXB) on patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) or without cataplexy (NWOC) have not been separately evaluated in clinical trials. METHODS: Retrospective analysis evaluated data from a phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of SXB, modafinil, and SXB + modafinil versus placebo in adult NC patients (n = 95) or NWOC patients (n = 127). NC patients were identified based on medical history, concomitant medications, and sleep-onset REM periods on nocturnal polysomnography...
August 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793075/does-modafinil-improve-the-level-of-consciousness-for-people-with-a-prolonged-disorder-of-consciousness-a-retrospective-pilot-study
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Samira Kashinath Dhamapurkar, Barbara A Wilson, Anita Rose, Peter Watson, Agnes Shiel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Modafinil is best known as a sleep regulator among healthy individuals, but studies suggest that it reduces excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with brain injury. This retrospective pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of Modafinil for people with a prolonged disorder of consciousness and whether those with a traumatic brain injury did better than those with a non-traumatic brain injury. METHOD: Twenty four prolonged disorder of consciousness patients who were prescribed Modafinil, were assessed at least four times both before and during treatment...
October 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776397/modafinil-dependence-and-hypersexuality-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-evidence
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Sahoo Swapnajeet, Subodh Bn, Gupta Gourav
Apart from sleep wake disorders, nowadays, modafinil is being prescribed for several psychiatric disorders including depression. Despite being reported as to be having very low abuse potential, cases of modafinil dependence had come to the limelight. In this case report, we describe a 35 year old man with bipolar affective disorder while in remission who developed modafinil dependence and later on, had hypersexuality when he increased the dose of modafinil from 400 to 1,000 mg/day. Existing literature suggests that modafinil when taken above prescribed doses can cause many side effects ranging from nausea, vomiting to psychotic exacerbation and mania...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756024/behavioral-effects-and-somnolence-due-to-levetiracetam-versus-oxcarbazepine-a-retrospective-comparison-study-of-north-indian-patients-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Garima Shukla, Anupama Gupta, Priya Agarwal, Shivani Poornima
PURPOSE: Levetiracetam (LEV) is often chosen early in the treatment of refractory epilepsy; however, its adverse effects have largely been studied as part of clinical trials. Oxcarbazepine and valproate (VPA) are the other commonly used AEDs and, hence, serve as good comparators. This study was conducted to evaluate behavioral abnormalities and somnolence among patients with epilepsy being treated with LEV and/or OXC compared with those receiving VPA. METHOD: Data of consecutive patients attending our intractable epilepsy clinic over a 2 1/2-year period were reviewed, and patients with at least one seizure a month, who had been initiated on either or a combination of LEV, VPA, or OXC, were included for analysis...
October 15, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733628/modafinil-activates-phasic-dopamine-signaling-in-dorsal-and-ventral-striata
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Martin J Bobak, Matthew W Weber, Melissa A Doellman, Douglas R Schuweiler, Jeana M Athens, Steven A Juliano, Paul A Garris
Modafinil (MOD) exhibits therapeutic efficacy for treating sleep and psychiatric disorders, but its mechanism is incompletely understood. Compared to other psychostimulants inhibiting dopamine (DA) uptake, MOD weakly interacts with the dopamine transporter (DAT) and modestly elevates striatal dialysate DA, suggesting additional targets besides DAT. However, the ability of MOD to induce wakefulness is abolished with DAT knockout, conversely suggesting that DAT is necessary for MOD action. Another psychostimulant target, but one not established for MOD, is activation of phasic DA signaling...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727245/the-wake-promoting-drug-modafinil-stimulates-specific-hypothalamic-circuits-to-promote-adaptive-stress-responses-in-an-animal-model-of-ptsd
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S Cohen, G Ifergane, E Vainer, M A Matar, Z Kaplan, J Zohar, A A Mathé, H Cohen
Pharmacotherapeutic intervention during traumatic memory consolidation has been suggested to alleviate or even prevent the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We recently reported that, in a controlled, prospective animal model, depriving rats of sleep following stress exposure prevents the development of a PTSD-like phenotype. Here, we report that administering the wake-promoting drug modafinil to rats in the aftermath of a stressogenic experience has a similar prophylactic effect, as it significantly reduces the prevalence of PTSD-like phenotype...
October 11, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670244/psychostimulant-drugs-for-cocaine-dependence
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Xavier Castells, Ruth Cunill, Clara Pérez-Mañá, Xavier Vidal, Dolors Capellà
BACKGROUND: Cocaine dependence is a severe disorder for which no medication has been approved. Like opioids for heroin dependence, replacement therapy with psychostimulants could be an effective therapy for treatment. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of psychostimulants for cocaine abuse and dependence. Specific outcomes include sustained cocaine abstinence and retention in treatment. We also studied the influence of type of drug and comorbid disorders on psychostimulant efficacy...
September 27, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649777/modafinil-alters-decision-making-based-on-feedback-history-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study-in-humans
#14
Christian Bellebaum, Lars Kuchinke, Patrik Roser
Modafinil is becoming increasingly popular as a cognitive enhancer. Research on the effects of modafinil on cognitive function have yielded mixed results, with negative findings for simple memory and attention tasks and enhancing effects for more complex tasks. In the present study we examined whether modafinil, due to its known effect on the dopamine level in the striatum, alters feedback-related choice behaviour. We applied a task that separately tests the choice of previously rewarded behaviours (approach) and avoidance of previously punished behaviours...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640518/inflammation-in-depression-and-the-potential-for-anti-inflammatory-treatment
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REVIEW
Ole Kohler, Jesper Krogh, Ole Mors, Michael Eriksen Benros
Accumulating evidence supports an association between depression and inflammatory processes, a connection that seems to be bidirectional. Clinical trials have indicated antidepressant treatment effects for anti-inflammatory agents, both as add-on treatment and as monotherapy. In particular, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cytokine-inhibitors have shown antidepressant treatment effects compared to placebo, but also statins, poly-unsaturated fatty acids, pioglitazone, minocycline, modafinil, and corticosteroids may yield antidepressant treatment effects...
2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625370/the-impact-of-sleep-deprivation-in-military-surgical-teams-a-systematic-review
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Rachael Sv Parker, P Parker
BACKGROUND: Fatigue in military operations leads to safety and operational problems due to a decrease in alertness and performance. The primary method of counteracting the effects of sleep deprivation is to increase nightly sleep time, which in operational situations is not always feasible. History has taught us that surgeons and surgical teams are finite resources that cannot operate on patients indefinitely. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using the search terms 'sleep' and 'deprivation' examining the impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive performance in military surgical teams...
September 13, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592732/modafinil-decreases-cocaine-choice-in-human-cocaine-smokers-only-when-the-response-requirement-and-the-alternative-reinforcer-magnitude-are-large
#17
Richard W Foltin, Margaret Haney, Gillinder Bedi, Suzette M Evans
This study examined how response effort (pressing a keyboard button) for cocaine and the value of an alternative reinforcer (opportunity to play a game of chance for money) combined with 'free' cocaine (with no response effort) affected cocaine choice when participants were maintained on modafinil or placebo. Nontreatment-seeking current cocaine smokers were enrolled in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, within-subject study comprising both inpatient and outpatient phases. Participants were maintained on placebo capsules (0mg/day) during one inpatient phase and modafinil (300mg/day) capsules during another inpatient phase in counter-balanced order...
September 1, 2016: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564079/efficiency-of-a-combination-of-pharmacological-treatment-and-nondrug-interventions-in-childhood-narcolepsy
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Ayşe Kacar Bayram, Hüseyin Per, Sevda Ismailoğullari, Mehmet Canpolat, Hakan Gumus, Murat Aksu
Objective Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic and/or hypnopompic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. It is one of the most important causes of excessive daytime sleepiness in the pediatric population. The aim of this study is to present the clinical and laboratory findings, and treatment results of pediatric patients with narcolepsy. Materials and Methods We studied five unrelated consecutive children with narcolepsy, focusing on clinical and laboratory features, the therapy and outcome over the 33-month follow-up period...
December 2016: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549768/management-of-narcolepsy
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REVIEW
Lucie Barateau, Régis Lopez, Yves Dauvilliers
Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) and type 2 (NT2) are two rare neurological diseases, classified as central disorders of hypersomnolence. The pathophysiology of NT1 is well known; it is caused by the selective destruction of hypocretin (Hcrt) neurons, by a highly suspected autoimmune process. On the contrary, little is known about NT2 etiology, sharing with NT1 somnolence and signs of dysregulation of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, but not cataplexy. Management strategies are rather codified, at least in adults, with a lifelong treatment required in NT1, whereas no pharmacological study focused only on NT2 patients, with sometimes spontaneous improvement or disappearance of their symptoms...
October 2016: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545285/the-unique-psychostimulant-profile-of-%C3%A2-modafinil-investigation-of-behavioral-and-neurochemical-effects-in-mice
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Maddalena Mereu, Lauren E Chun, Thomas Prisinzano, Amy Hauck Newman, Jonathan L Katz, Gianluigi Tanda
Blockade of dopamine (DA) reuptake via the dopamine transporter (DAT) is a primary mechanism identified as underlying the therapeutic actions of (±)-modafinil (modafinil) and its R-enantiomer, armodafinil. Herein, we explored the neurochemical and behavioral actions of modafinil to better characterize its psychostimulant profile. Swiss-Webster mice were implanted with microdialysis probes in the nucleus accumbens shell (NAS) or core (NAC) to evaluate changes in DA levels related to acute reinforcing actions of drugs of abuse...
August 22, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
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