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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922764/comparison-of-abuse-suspected-suicidal-intent-and-fatalities-related-to-the-7-day-buprenorphine-transdermal-patch-versus-other-opioid-analgesics-in-the-national-poison-data-system
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Paul M Coplan, Nelson E Sessler, Venkatesh Harikrishnan, Richa Singh, Charles Perkel
OBJECTIVE: Prescription opioid related abuse, suicide and death are significant public health problems. This study compares rates of poison center calls categorized as intentional abuse, suspected suicidal intent or fatality for the 7-day buprenorphine transdermal system/patch (BTDS) with other extended-release and long-acting (ER/LA) opioids indicated for chronic pain. DESIGN: Retrospective 24-month cohort study using National Poison Data System data from July 2012 through June 2014...
December 6, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919103/primary-care-based-models-for-the-treatment-of-opioid-use-disorder-a-scoping-review
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P Todd Korthuis, Dennis McCarty, Melissa Weimer, Christina Bougatsos, Ian Blazina, Bernadette Zakher, Sara Grusing, Beth Devine, Roger Chou
Greater integration of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in U.S. primary care settings would expand access to treatment for this condition. Models for integrating MAT into primary care vary in structure. This article summarizes findings of a technical report for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality describing MAT models of care for OUD, based on a literature review and interviews with key informants in the field. The report describes 12 representative models of care for integrating MAT into primary care settings that could be considered for adaptation across diverse health care settings...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909193/osteotomy-models-the-current-status-on-pain-scoring-and-management-in-small-rodents
#3
Annemarie Lang, Anja Schulz, Agnes Ellinghaus, Katharina Schmidt-Bleek
Fracture healing is a complex regeneration process which produces new bone tissue without scar formation. However, fracture healing disorders occur in approximately 10% of human patients and cause severe pain and reduced quality of life. Recently, the development of more standardized, sophisticated and commercially available osteosynthesis techniques reflecting clinical approaches has increased the use of small rodents such as rats and mice in bone healing research dramatically. Nevertheless, there is no standard for pain assessment, especially in these species, and consequently limited information regarding the welfare aspects of osteotomy models...
December 2016: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904078/effect-of-nerolidol-and-or-levulinic-acid-on-the-thermotropic-behavior-of-lipid-lamellar-structures-in-the-stratum-corneum
#4
Shunichi Utsumi, Tomohiro Nakamura, Yasuko Obata, Noboru Ohta, Kozo Takayama
Permeation enhancers are required to deliver drugs through the skin efficiently and maintain effective blood concentrations. Studies of the barrier function of the stratum corneum using l-menthol, a monocyclic monoterpene widely used in medicines and foods, have revealed an interaction between characteristic intercellular lipid structures in the stratum corneum and permeation enhancers. The variety of permeation enhancers that can be used to contribute to transdermal delivery systems beyond l-menthol is increasing...
2016: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903034/prescription-drug-abuse-a-timely-update
#5
Benny Monheit, Danusia Pietrzak, Sandra Hocking
BACKGROUND: Prescription drug abuse is a rising problem in Australia and pharmaceutical drugs have been the most frequent contributors to overdose deaths in Victoria in recent years. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article are to examine the main prescription drugs contributing to overdose deaths and to consider how doctors may help in reducing this problem. DISCUSSION: Data from the Coroners Court of Victoria list the main drugs that contributed to drug-related deaths in 2009-15...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901359/buprenorphine-transdermal-system-utilization
#6
Laura Wallace, Aditi Kadakia
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate utilization patterns in patients initiating buprenorphine transdermal system (BTDS), CIII, and estimate the proportion decreasing their total opioid dose over time. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used data from the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters Database from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015. Eligible individuals were adults aged 18-64 years newly dispensed BTDS (index prescription) who had at least six months of insurance coverage prior to (baseline period) and following (study period) the index prescription...
November 30, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898496/distinctive-trajectories-of-opioid-use-over-an-extended-follow-up-of-patients-in-a-multisite-trial-on-buprenorphine%C3%A2-%C3%A2-naloxone-and-methadone
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Yih-Ing Hser, David Huang, Andrew J Saxon, George Woody, Andrew L Moskowitz, Abigail G Matthews, Walter Ling
OBJECTIVES: Uncovering heterogeneities in longitudinal patterns (trajectories) of opioid use among individuals with opioid use disorder can increase our understanding of disease progression and treatment responses to improve care. The present study aims to identify distinctive opioid use trajectories and factors associated with these patterns among participants randomized to treatment with methadone (MET) or buprenorphine + naloxone (BUP). METHODS: Growth mixture modeling was applied to identify distinctive opioid use trajectories among 795 opioid users after their enrollment in a multisite trial during 2006 to 2009, with follow-up interviews conducted during 2011 to 2014...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897918/buprenorphine-shared-medical-appointments-for-the-treatment-of-opioid-dependence-in-a-homeless-clinic
#8
Sara L Doorley, Cheryl J Ho, Elizabeth Echeverria, Charles Preston, Huy Ngo, Ahmad Kamal, Chinazo O Cunningham
BACKGROUND: Opioid misuse and dependence are prevalent and rising problems in the United States. Treatment with buprenorphine is a successful treatment option for individuals with opioid dependence. We describe and preliminarily evaluate a unique delivery system that provides buprenorphine treatment via a shared medical appointment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective medical record review on all 77 opioid-dependent patients referred for a buprenorphine shared medical appointment in a homeless clinic from 2010-2012...
November 29, 2016: Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896372/opioid-receptor-agonists-may-favorably-affect-bone-mechanical-properties-in-rats-with-estrogen-deficiency-induced-osteoporosis
#9
Aleksandra Janas, Joanna Folwarczna
The results of epidemiological, clinical, and in vivo and in vitro experimental studies on the effect of opioid analgesics on bone are inconsistent. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of morphine (an agonist of opioid receptors), buprenorphine (a partial μ opioid receptor agonist and κ opioid receptor antagonist), and naloxone (an antagonist of opioid receptors) on the skeletal system of female rats in vivo. The experiments were carried out on 3-month-old Wistar rats, divided into two groups: nonovariectomized (intact; NOVX) rats and ovariectomized (OVX) rats...
November 28, 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896019/naloxone-and-metabolites-quantification-in-cord-blood-of-prenatally-exposed-newborns-and-correlations-with-maternal-concentrations
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Samantha L Wiegand, Madeleine J Swortwood, Marilyn A Huestis, John Thorp, Hendreé E Jones, Neeta L Vora
Objective To quantify naloxone and metabolite concentrations in newborns prenatally exposed to sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone and to correlate neonatal and maternal metabolite concentrations. Methods This is a prospective observational cohort study. Eleven pregnant women treated for opioid use disorder with sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone were enrolled. Maternal and newborn blood was collected and analyzed for naloxone, buprenorphine, and metabolites via liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876594/successful-control-of-a-large-outbreak-of-hiv-infection-associated-with-injection-of-cathinone-derivatives-in-tel-aviv-israel
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Eugene Katchman, Ronen Ben-Ami, Michal Savyon, Daniel Chemtob, Boaz Avidor, Asaf Wasserman, Irena Zeldis, Shirley Girshengorn, Ziva Amitai, Rivka Sheffer, Dan Turner
OBJECTIVES: Outbreaks of HIV infection have been linked to injectable drug abuse, but specific triggers often remain obscure. We report on an outbreak of primary HIV infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Tel Aviv, associated with a local shift in drug-use practices. METHODS: A cluster of primary HIV infection cases in PWID was detected in May 2012. Retrospective and prospective multi-hospital case finding was initiated. PWID were interviewed and risk factors for primary HIV infection were identified...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865152/psychoactive-medications-and-disengagement-from-office-based-opioid-treatment-obot-with-buprenorphine
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Zoe M Weinstein, Debbie M Cheng, Emily Quinn, David Hui, Hyunjoong Kim, Gabriela Gryczynski, Jeffrey H Samet
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of psychoactive medications (PAMs) use in patients enrolled in Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) and its association with engagement in this care is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of PAMs, including those medications with emerging evidence of misuse ("emerging PAMs" - gabapentin, clonidine and promethazine) among patients on buprenorphine, and its association with disengagement from OBOT. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of adults on buprenorphine from January 2002 to February 2014...
November 5, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859761/methadone-complications-amongst-opioid-dependent-patients-in-malaysia-a-case-series
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Philip George, Balasingam Vicknasingam, Sivakumar Thurairajasingam, Parameswaran Ramasamy, Haslina Mohd Yusof, Mohd Azhar Bin Mohd Yasin, Zia U Bahkt Sultan Shah
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Opioid dependence remains the main type of illicit substance used in Malaysia, which has an estimated 187 771 opiate users. There are currently 333 active methadone maintenance treatment centres nationwide. Although methadone has proven to be an effective maintenance therapy, it has clinical concerns which can have an impact on its effectiveness and safety. DESIGN, METHODS AND RESULTS: A case series of seven patients from Malaysian private and public hospital settings who had an adverse reaction with methadone is discussed...
November 8, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851495/1860-serotonin-syndrome-associated-with-buprenorphine-naloxone-in-combination-with-paroxetine
#14
Andrew Kirk, Waasil Kareem, Paul Kinniry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846264/hepatitis-c-treatment-uptake-among-patients-who-have-received-opioid-substitution-treatment-a-population-based-study
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Håvard Midgard, Jørgen G Bramness, Svetlana Skurtveit, John W Haukeland, Olav Dalgard
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is limited data on hepatitis C (HCV) treatment uptake among people who inject drugs including individuals receiving opioid substitution treatment (OST). We aimed to calculate cumulative HCV treatment uptake, estimate annual treatment rates, and identify factors associated with HCV treatment among individuals who have received OST in Norway. METHODS: This observational study was based on linked data from The Norwegian Prescription Database and The Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases between 2004 and 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844471/clinically-relevant-concentrations-of-opioids-for-in-vitro-studies
#16
Jason W Boland, A Graham Pockley
OBJECTIVES: Numerous in vitro studies have evaluated the influence of opioids on many biological and immunological processes. The concentrations that have been used in these studies span a large range and often do not reflect levels that are present in the relevant patient groups. This article reviews the literature concerning the concentrations of opioids that are detected in patients so that the concentrations of opioids that are used for in vitro studies can better reflect those that are present clinically...
September 2016: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833768/stroke-from-vasospasm-due-to-marijuana-use-can-cannabis-synergistically-with-other-medications-trigger-cerebral-vasospasm
#17
Marium Jamil, Atif Zafar, Syed Adeel Faizi, Ifrah Zawar
We present a case of imaging proven cerebral vasospasm causing ischemic stroke in a young patient chronically on buprenorphine-naloxone for heroin remission who started smoking cannabis on a daily basis. With cannabis legalization spreading across the states in the USA, it is important for physicians not only to be aware of cannabis reported association with cerebral vasospasm in some patients but also to be on the lookout for possible interacting medications that can synergistically affect cerebral vessels causing debilitating strokes...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827989/activated-carbon-based-system-for-the-disposal-of-psychoactive-medications
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Yang Song, Mahima Manian, William Fowler, Andrew Korey, Ajay Kumar Banga
The misuse and improper disposal of psychoactive medications is a major safety and environmental concern. Hence, the proper disposal of these medications is critically important. A drug deactivation system which contains activated carbon offers a unique disposal method. In the present study, deactivation efficiency of this system was tested by using three model psychoactive drugs. HPLC validation was performed for each drug to ensure that the analytical method employed was suitable for its intended use. The method was found to be specific, accurate and precise for analyzing the drugs...
November 7, 2016: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826213/management-of-moderate-to-severe-chronic-low-back-pain-with-buprenorphine-buccal-film-using-novel-bioerodible-mucoadhesive-technology
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Joseph V Pergolizzi, Robert B Raffa, Charles Fleischer, Gianpietro Zampogna, Robert Taylor
With a global prevalence of ~9%-12%, low back pain (LBP) is a serious public health issue, associated with high costs for treatment and lost productivity. Chronic LBP (cLBP) involves central sensitization, a neuropathic pain component, and may induce maladaptive coping strategies and depression. Treating cLBP is challenging, and current treatment options are not fully satisfactory. A new BioErodible MucoAdhesive (BEMA(®)) delivery system for buprenorphine has been developed to treat cLBP. The buccal buprenorphine (BBUP) film developed for this product (Belbuca™) allows for rapid delivery and titration over a greater range of doses than was previously available with transdermal buprenorphine systems...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823911/-trend-in-buprenorphine-and-methadone-shopping-behavior-in-france-from-2004%C3%A2-to-2014
#20
Mélanie Kernisant, Jessica Delorme, Jean-Luc Kabore, Georges Brousse, Catherine Laporte, Marie Zenut, Chouki Chenaf, Nicolas Authier
INTRODUCTION: The opioid maintenance treatments (OMT) are widely misused and diverted in many countries. Doctor shopping represented the main way to obtain high quantities of opioids in abuse/diversion. The aim of this study was to assess the trends in the prevalence of doctor shopping for high dosage buprenorphine (HDB) and methadone (MTD) from 2004 to 2014 by using the French Health Insurance claims. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of patients treated by OMT (High Dosage Buprenorphine or Methadone) between 2004 and 2014 from a representative sample of the French Health Insurance claims...
November 4, 2016: La Presse Médicale
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