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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640970/prevalence-of-new-psychoactive-substances-and-prescription-drugs-in-the-belgian-driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs-population
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S M R Wille, C Richeval, M Nachon-Phanithavong, J M Gaulier, V Di Fazio, L Humbert, N Samyn, D Allorge
Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a worldwide problem. Several countries adopted DUID legislations which prove their deterrent effect and impact on road safety. However, use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and prescription drugs is not known as the applied roadside screening tests are not yet adapted for these compounds. In this study, 558 blood samples obtained during roadside controls in Belgium (January to August 2015) after a positive Drugwipe 5S® test and 199 oral fluid (OF) samples obtained from negatively screened test pads were analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601212/awake-cricothyrotomy-a-novel-approach-to-the-surgical-airway-in-the-tactical-setting
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REVIEW
Robert L Mabry, Chetan U Kharod, Brad L Bennett
Airway obstruction on the battlefield is most often due to maxillofacial trauma, which may include bleeding and disrupted airway anatomy. In many of these cases, surgical cricothyrotomy (SC) is the preferred airway management procedure. SC is an emergency airway procedure performed when attempts to open an airway using nasal devices, oral devices, or tracheal intubation have failed, or when the risks from intubation are unacceptably high. The aim of this overview is to describe a novel approach to the inevitably surgical airway in which SC is the first and best procedure to manage the difficult or failed airway...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601204/battlefield-analgesia-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
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REVIEW
Ian S Wedmore, Frank K Butler
At the start of the Afghanistan conflict, battlefield analgesia for US military casualties was achieved primarily through the use of intramuscular (IM) morphine. This is a suboptimal choice, since IM morphine is slow-acting, leading to delays in effective pain relief and the risk of overdose and death when dosing is repeated in order to hasten the onset of analgesia. Advances in battlefield analgesia, pioneered initially by Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, have now been incorporated into the Triple-Option Analgesia approach...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558784/hesperetin-5-7-3-o-triacetate-suppresses-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-ovalbumin-sensitized-and-challenged-mice-without-reversing-xylazine-ketamine-induced-anesthesia-in-normal-mice
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You-Lan Yang, Chi-Li Chen, Chi-Ming Chen, Wun-Chang Ko
BACKGROUND: We recently reported that hesperetin-5,7,3'-O-triacetate (HTA) dually inhibited phosphodiesterase (PDE)3/4 with a therapeutic ratio of 20.8. The application and development of PDE4 inhibitors for treating asthma or COPD are limited by their side effects, such as nausea, vomiting and gastric hypersecretion. PDE4 inhibitors were reported to reverse xylazine/ketamine-induced anesthesia in rats and triggered vomiting in ferrets. Thus the reversing effect of HTA on xylazine/ketamine-induced anesthesia in mice was studied to assess emetic effect of HTA...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554133/melatonin-attenuates-behavioural-deficits-and-reduces-brain-oxidative-stress-in-a-rodent-model-of-schizophrenia
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Adejoke Y Onaolapo, Olufemi A Aina, Olakunle James Onaolapo
Melatonin is a neurohormone that is linked to the aetiopathogenesis of schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to assess the potentials of oral melatonin supplement in the management of induced schizophrenia-like behavioural and brain oxidative status changes, using an animal model. The relative degrees of modulation of ketamine-induced behaviours by haloperidol, olanzapine or melatonin were assessed in the open-field, Y-maze, elevated plus maze and the social interaction tests. 12-week old, male mice were assigned to six groups of ten each (n=10)...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536358/modulation-of-nmda-receptor-activity-in-fibromyalgia
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Littlejohn, Emma Guymer
Activation of the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) results in increased sensitivity of spinal cord and brain pathways that process sensory information, particularly those which relate to pain. The NMDAR shows increased activity in fibromyalgia and hence modulation of the NMDAR is a target for therapeutic intervention. A literature review of interventions impacting on the NMDAR shows a number of drugs to be active on the NMDAR mechanism in fibromyalgia patients, with variable clinical effects. Low-dose intravenous ketamine and oral memantine both show clinically useful benefit in fibromyalgia...
April 11, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514237/oral-ketamine-in-treatment-resistant-depression-a-clinical-effectiveness-case-series
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Maryam I Al Shirawi, Sidney H Kennedy, Keith T Ho, Roisin Byrne, Jonathan Downar
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness, tolerability, and safety of oral ketamine as an antidepressant treatment in adults with treatment-resistant depression. METHODS: We reviewed retrospective data on 22 patients with treatment-resistant depression, who failed at least 3 adequate antidepressant treatment trials and 1 adequate trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; subsequently, they received open-label treatment with oral ketamine, commenced at a dose of 50 mg every 3 days, titrated up by 25 mg every 3 days, according to response and tolerability...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508340/comparative-effects-of-sertraline-haloperidol-or-olanzapine-treatments-on-ketamine-induced-changes-in-mouse-behaviours
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O J Onaolapo, T B Paul, A Y Onaolapo
Effects of sertraline, haloperidol or olanzapine administration on ketamine-induced behaviours in mice were examined. The aim was to ascertain the degree of reversal of such behaviours by sertraline, and compare its effectiveness to haloperidol and olanzapine. Ten-week old mice (N = 120) were equally divided into main groups; 1 (open-field, radial-arm maze and elevated plus maze {EPM} tests), and 2 (social interaction test). Mice in each main group were assigned into six groups of ten (n = 10) each. Group 1 received intraperitoneal (i...
May 15, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507353/comparison-of-ketamine-propofol-and-ketamine-dexmedetomidine-combinations-in-children-for-sedation-during-tooth-extraction
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Dilek Gunay Canpolat, Mustafa Denizhan Yildirim, Nukhet Kutuk, Fatma Dogruel, Hakan Ocak, Recep Aksu, Alper Alkan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of ketamine-propofol and ketamine-dexmedetomidine drugs in children for sedation during tooth extraction. METHODS: The randomised, prospective study was conducted at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey, from September to November 2013, and comprised children who were due to undergo tooth extraction. Non-invasive blood pressures (systolic and diastolic), peripheral oxygen saturation, heart and respiratory rates and Ramsay Sedation Scores were assessed at baseline, after applying the drugs and then every 5 minutes thereafter...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413205/oral-ketamine-induced-pathological-changes-of-the-urinary-tract-in-a-rat-model
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R Rajandram, N Y Yap, T A Ong, K S Mun, H A Mohamad Wali, M S Hasan, A H A Razack, M Ali Mohd
INTRODUCTION: In recent years, prolonged ketamine abuse has been reported to cause urinary tract damage. However, there is little information on the pathological effects of ketamine from oral administration. We aimed to study the effects of oral ketamine on the urinary tract and the reversibility of these changes after cessation of ketamine intake. METHODS: Rats were fed with illicit (a concoction of street ketamine) ketamine in doses of 100 (N=12), or 300 mg/kg (N=12) for four weeks...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399933/intranasal-sedation-using-ketamine-and-midazolam-for-pediatric-dental-treatment-naso-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Heloisa Sousa Gomes, Analya Rodrigues Miranda, Karolline Alves Viana, Aline Carvalho Batista, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Anelise Daher, Geovanna de Castro Morais Machado, Joji Sado-Filho, Liliani Aires Candido Vieira, Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Marie Therese Hosey, Luciane Rezende Costa
BACKGROUND: Uncooperative children may need to receive dental treatment under sedation, which is indicated when nonpharmacological behavior guidance is unsuccessful. There are randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing different sedative protocols for dental procedures; however, the evidence for superiority of one form over another is weak. The primary aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of intranasally administered ketamine plus midazolam for the dental treatment of children...
April 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386522/ketamine-therapy-for-treatment-resistant-depression-in-a-patient-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Michael M Messer, Irina V Haller
Objective: Depression is a common condition among patients with multiple sclerosis and often becomes resistant to oral antidepressants. We report a patient with multiple sclerosis who developed severe treatment-resistant depression and who was successfully treated with intravenous ketamine over the period of two years. Methods: Ketamine treatment protocol included an initial series of six treatments administered every other day, followed by a maintenance schedule. Ketamine was administered intravenously at 0...
January 2017: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376226/urinary-concentrations-of-topically-administered-pain-medications
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Michele A Glinn, Andrew J Lickteig, Luke Weber, Sherri Recer, Matthew Salske, Audrey Harvey, Brian Rappold, Julie Stensland, Patrick Bell
A common treatment for chronic pain is prescription of analgesics, but their long-term use entails risk of morbidity, addiction and misuse. One way to reduce the risk of abuse is prescribing of analgesics in a topical form. Physicians are urged to perform urine drug testing to ensure that patients are compliant with their medication regimens. However, there is little data on the efficiency of transdermal delivery for many analgesic drugs, and no data on expected urine drug levels. This study includes data from over 29,000 specimens tested for gabapentin, ketamine, cyclobenzaprine or amitriptyline used orally or topically...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340572/does-sevoflurane-add-to-outpatient-procedural-sedation-in-children-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Hugo Sérgio de Oliveira Gomes, Heloisa de Sousa Gomes, Joji Sado-Filho, Luciane Rezende Costa, Paulo Sucasas Costa
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence concerning the effect of sevoflurane in outpatient procedural sedation, especially in children. We hypothesised that the addition of sevoflurane to a sedation regimen improves children's behaviour with minimal adverse events. METHODS: This is a randomised, triple-blind clinical trial conducted on an outpatient basis. Participants were 27 healthy children aged 4 to 6 years, who previously refused dental treatment with non-pharmacologic methods...
March 24, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339433/management-of-neuropathic-chronic-pain-with-methadone-combined-with-ketamine-a-randomized-double-blind-active-controlled-clinical-trial
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Flavia Karine Rigo, Gabriela Trevisan, Maria C Godoy, Mateus Fortes Rossato, Gerusa D Dalmolin, Mariane A Silva, Mirian S Menezes, Wolnei Caumo, Juliano Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Methadone and ketamine are used in neuropathic pain management. However, the benefits of both drugs association are uncertain in the treatment of neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective was test the hypothesis that oral methadone combined with oral ketamine is more effective than oral methadone or ketamine alone in reducing neuropathic pain. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a randomized, double blind, active-controlled parallel-group clinical trial...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306568/ketamine-for-cancer-pain-what-is-the-evidence
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Kelly Jonkman, Tine van de Donk, Albert Dahan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we assess the benefit of ketamine in the treatment of terminal cancer pain that is refractory to opioid treatment and/or complicated by neuropathy. RECENT FINDINGS: While randomized controlled trials consistently show lack of clinical efficacy of ketamine in treating cancer pain, a large number of open-label studies and case series show benefit. SUMMARY: Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist that at low-dose has effective analgesic properties...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294051/further-evaluation-of-mechanisms-associated-with-the-antidepressant-like-signature-of-scopolamine-in-mice
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Anna E Martin, Douglas A Schober, Alexander Nikolayev, Vladimir V Tolstikov, Wesley H Anderson, Richard E Higgs, Ming-Shang Kuo, Anastasia Laksmanan, John T Catlow, Xia Li, Christian C Felder, Jeffrey M Witkin
Conventional antidepressants lack efficacy for many patients (treatment-resistant depression or TRD) and generally take weeks to produce full therapeutic response in others. Emerging data has identified certain drugs such as ketamine as rapidly-acting antidepressants for major depressive disorder and TRD. Scopolamine, a drug used to treat motion sickness and nausea, has also been demonstrated to function as a rapidly-acting antidepressant. The mechanisms associated with efficacy in TRD patients and rapid onset of action have been suggested to involve a-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling...
March 9, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241130/nardostachys-jatamansi-targets-bdnf-trkb-to-alleviate-ketamine-induced-schizophrenia-like-symptoms-in-rats
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Anjali Janardhanan, Anjana Sadanand, Arambakkam Janardhanam Vanisree
OBJECTIVE: Schizophrenia, a common neurological disorder appearing in the late teens or early adulthood, is characterized by disorganized thinking, behaviour, and perception of emotions. Aberrant N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-mediated synaptic plasticity is a major pathological event here due to dysfunction of dopamine and glutamate transmission at NMDA receptors. De-regulated brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), i.e., its signalling through the tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) receptor, is a major feature of schizophrenia...
2016: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222143/antidepressive-and-antinociceptive-effects-of-ethanolic-extract-and-fruticuline-a-from-salvia-lachnostachys-benth-leaves-on-rodents
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Joyce Alencar Santos, Ana Claudia Piccinelli, Maira Dante Formagio, Cristhian Santos Oliveira, Elide Pereira Dos Santos, Maria Élida Alves Stefanello, Ubirajara Lanza Junior, Rodrigo Juliano Oliveira, Mário Mateus Sugizaki, Cândida Aparecida Leite Kassuya
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the antidepressant and antinociceptive effects of ethanolic extract (SLEE) and pure fruticuline A obtained from Salvia lachnostachys leaves on rats and mice. METHODS: In this study, SLEE (100 mg/kg, p.o. route) was evaluated for its effects on spared nerve injury (SNI) in rats. The animals were submitted to mechanical sensitivity, forced swim (FST) and cold sensitivity tests 10 and 15 days after surgery. SLEE (100 mg/kg, p.o.) and fruticuline A (3 mg/kg, p...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217052/topical-versus-caudal-ketamine-bupivacaine-combination-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-children-undergoing-inguinal-herniotomy
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Hala Saad Abdel-Ghaffar, Seham Mohamed Moeen, Ahmed Mohamed Moeen
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies claim that caudal administration of ketamine causes effective postoperative analgesia. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effectiveness of ketamine after caudal or topical administration in pediatric patients undergoing inguinal herniotomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized, comparative, double-blind study included eighty children (aged 6 months to 6 years) received either 1 ml/kg of 0.25% bupivacaine/ketamine 0.5 mg/kg for caudal analgesia (caudal group) or 0...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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