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Sujita Kumar Kar
Melasma is a hyperpigmented dermatological condition common in females. Drugs such as steroids, cosmetics, and photosensitizing agents are known to cause melasma. We report here a case of an adult male with obsessive-compulsive disorder, receiving clomipramine, who developed melasma.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Cristobal Manuel Rodríguez-Leal, Elena López-Lunar, Jose Manuel Carrascosa-Bernáldez, Rosa Maria Provencio-Arranz
OBJECTIVE: To describe a new initiative developed to optimise patient safety in a mental health setting in order to prevent serious cardiac events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A longitudinal study of all in-patients admitted at the hospital, comprised of 197 beds distributed among three units, was conducted for 12 months. All admitted patients at the hospital underwent electrocardiogram surveillance, as it was described in our new local guideline for sudden cardiac death prevention...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Aranzazu Duque, Concepción Vinader-Caerols, Santiago Monleón
We have previously observed impairing effects of social defeat stress (CSDS) on inhibitory avoidance (IA) in mice. Given the similarity between changes produced by social stress in animals and symptoms of certain human psychopathologies such as depression and anxiety, the effects of the antidepressant clomipramine on IA impairment produced by CSDS were evaluated in the present study. Male CD1 mice were randomly assigned to the groups: non-stressed+saline, non-stressed+clomipramine, stressed+saline and stressed+clomipramine...
2016: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
Vera Alves, Carlota Conceição, João Gonçalves, Helena M Teixeira, José S Câmara
This paper reports, for the first time, the development of a modified Quick, Easy, Cheap Effective, Rugged and Safe (QuEChERS) combined with a dispersive SPE (d-SPE) based clean-up procedure as a new and powerful strategy for the simultaneous and efficient isolation of two different antidepressants, fluoxetine and clomipramine, and their active metabolites in human urine samples. A univariate experimental design with four independent variables such as sample volume, extraction solvent, buffered salts and clean-up step, was performed and used to investigate the effect of process variables on the extraction efficiency...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
Paola Carolina Bazán, María Silvina Lo Presti, Mariana Strauss, Alejandra Lidia Báez, Noemí Miler, Patricia Adriana Paglini, Héctor Walter Rivarola
Clomipramine (CLO), a tricyclic antidepressant drug, has been used for the treatment of mice infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. In this work we evaluated the effectiveness of CLO treatment upon T. cruzi-infected mice in the chronic phase of the experimental infection using Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and recombinant ELISA. Sixty Swiss albino mice were inoculated with 50 trypomastigote forms of T. cruzi (Tulahuen strain). CLO treatment consisted of 5mg/kg/day during 60days by intraperitoneal injection, beginning on day 90 post infection (p...
September 24, 2016: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
Anjali L Varigonda, Ewgeni Jakubovski, Michael H Bloch
OBJECTIVE: We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the following: the time course of response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and clomipramine in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); whether higher doses of SSRIs are associated with an improved response in pediatric OCD; differences in efficacy among SSRI agents; differences in efficacy between SSRIs and clomipramine; and whether the time course and magnitude of response to SSRIs are different in pediatric and adult patients with OCD...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Hana Hatalova, Dominika Radostova, Adela Pistikova, Karel Vales, Ales Stuchlik
Quinpirole (QNP) sensitization is one of the commonly used animal models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). We have previously shown that QNP-sensitized animals display a robust cognitive flexibility deficit in an active place avoidance task with reversal in Carousel maze. This is in line with numerous human studies showing deficits in cognitive flexibility in OCD patients. Here we explored the effect of clomipramine, an effective OCD drug that attenuates compulsive checking in QNP, on sensitized rats in acquisition and reversal performances in an active place avoidance task...
September 19, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
Francisco J Pinel-Ríos, Inmaculada Peñuelas-Calvo, Nuria Cerezo-Ramírez, Omar Hamad-Cueto, Natalia García-Casares
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September 2016: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
Heather B DeCaluwe, Nadja C Wielebnowski, JoGayle Howard, Katharine M Pelican, Mary Ann Ottinger
Breeding clouded leopards (Neofelis nebulosa) ex situ has been a challenge, primarily due to extreme and often fatal male aggression toward females. This study's aim was to determine the degree to which two possible mechanisms-serotonergic pathways and circulating testosterone levels-affect aggressive behavior. Male clouded leopard behavioral and hormonal data were collected during a series of behavior tests administered before and after treatment with either an anxiety-reducing tricyclic antidepressant (clomipramine) or a GnRH agonist (deslorelin)...
September 2, 2016: Zoo Biology
Wenting Zhao, Qin Pang, Ruixue Xu, Jianwen Liu, Shengfa Liu, Jian Li, Xin-Zhuan Su
Leucocytozoon parasites infect many species of avian hosts, including domestic chicken, and can inflict heavy economic loss on the poultry industry. Two major species of Leucocytozoon parasites have been reported in China, L. sabrazesi and L. caulleryi, although L. sabrazesi appears to be more widespread than L. caulleryi in southern China. The traditional method for detecting Leucocytozoon infection is microscopic examination of blood smears for the presence of mature gametocytes in circulation, which may miss infections with low parasitemia (gametocytemia) or immature gametocytes...
2016: PloS One
Jicheng Li, Yang Li, Beilin Zhang, Xiangfeng Shen, Hua Zhao
The interrelation of depression and pain is increasingly coming under scrutiny. Although the lateral habenula (LHb) is widely implicated in the pathogenesis of depression and pain, its role in the interaction of depression and pain remains unknown. Thus, the aim of current study was to investigate the role of LHb in rat depression-pain comorbidity. Single extracellular firing recording and immunofluorescence methods were used to compare firing rates and c-Fos expression of the LHb neurons in normal and model rats...
August 20, 2016: Experimental Neurology
Toshi A Furukawa, Georgia Salanti, Lauren Z Atkinson, Stefan Leucht, Henricus G Ruhe, Erick H Turner, Anna Chaimani, Yusuke Ogawa, Nozomi Takeshima, Yu Hayasaka, Hissei Imai, Kiyomi Shinohara, Aya Suganuma, Norio Watanabe, Sarah Stockton, John R Geddes, Andrea Cipriani
INTRODUCTION: Many antidepressants are indicated for the treatment of major depression. Two network meta-analyses have provided the most comprehensive assessments to date, accounting for both direct and indirect comparisons; however, these reported conflicting interpretation of results. Here, we present a protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis aimed at updating the evidence base and comparing all second-generation as well as selected first-generation antidepressants in terms of efficacy and acceptability in the acute treatment of major depression...
2016: BMJ Open
Liliana Truta, André L Castro, Sónia Tarelho, Pedro Costa, M Goreti F Sales, Helena M Teixeira
Depression is among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders of our society, leading to an increase in antidepressant drug consumption that needs to be accurately determined in whole blood samples in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories. For this purpose, this work presents a new gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) method targeting the simultaneous and rapid determination of 14 common Antidepressants in whole blood: 13 Antidepressants (amitriptyline, citalopram, clomipramine, dothiepin, fluoxetine, imipramine, mianserin, mirtazapine, nortryptiline, paroxetine, sertraline, trimipramine and venlafaxine) and 1 Metabolite (N-desmethylclomipramine)...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Barbara Gellén, Katalin Völgyi, Balázs András Györffy, Boróka Balogh, Zsuzsa Darula, Hunyadi-Gulyás Éva, Péter Baracskay, András Czurkó, István Hernádi, Gábor Juhász, Árpád Dobolyi, Katalin Adrienna Kékesi
: Neonatal rodents chronically treated with the tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine show depression-like behavior, which persists throughout adulthood. Therefore, this animal model is suitable to investigate the pathomechanism of depression, which is still largely unknown at the molecular level beyond monoaminergic dysfunctions. Here, we describe protein level changes in the prefrontal cortex of neonatally clomipramine-treated adult rats correlating with behavioral abnormalities. Clomipramine was administered to rat pups twice daily between postnatal days 8-21, while controls received saline injections...
June 28, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
Rikke Prejh Brochmann, Alexandra Helmfrid, Bimal Jana, Zofia Magnowska, Luca Guardabassi
BACKGROUND: New therapeutic strategies are needed to face the rapid spread of multidrug-resistant staphylococci in veterinary medicine. The objective of this study was to identify synergies between antimicrobial and non-antimicrobial drugs commonly used in companion animals as a possible strategy to restore antimicrobial susceptibility in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP). RESULTS: A total of 216 antimicrobial/non-antimicrobial drug combinations were screened by disk diffusion using a clinical MRSP sequence type (ST) 71 strain resistant to all six antimicrobials tested (ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, doxycycline, oxacillin and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole)...
2016: BMC Veterinary Research
G Landuyt, B Dierckx, P F A de Nijs, G C Dieleman
BACKGROUND: Trichotillomania (TTM) is a psychiatric condition that first manifests itself in infancy and adolescence. If untreated, the condition can become chronic. TTM places a considerable burden on the individual patient. The condition is often linked to social isolation and the emergence of somatic and psychiatric comorbidity. Nevertheless, investment in research, particularly in the pharmacotherapeutical area, has been rather limited. AIM: To provide an overview of the phenomenology of TTM, the associated comorbidity and the therapies available for treating this underexposed child psychiatric disorder...
2016: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
Mats B Humble, Susanne Bejerot
INTRODUCTION: Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) are widely used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). SRIs commonly cause delayed orgasm, the mechanism of which is poorly understood. Oxytocin is involved in sexual function and is interconnected with serotonin within the brain. SRIs are reported to affect the oxytocin system, but possible relations between SRI-induced changes of sexual function and oxytocin are unexplored in humans...
September 2016: Sexual Medicine
Petros Skapinakis, Deborah M Caldwell, William Hollingworth, Peter Bryden, Naomi A Fineberg, Paul Salkovskis, Nicky J Welton, Helen Baxter, David Kessler, Rachel Churchill, Glyn Lewis
BACKGROUND: Several interventions are available for management of obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults, but few studies have compared their relative efficacy in a single analysis. We aimed to simultaneously compare all available treatments using both direct and indirect data. METHODS: In this systematic review and network meta-analysis, we searched the two controlled trials registers maintained by the Cochrane Collaboration Common Mental Disorders group for trials published up to Feb 16, 2016...
August 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
Petros Skapinakis, Deborah Caldwell, William Hollingworth, Peter Bryden, Naomi Fineberg, Paul Salkovskis, Nicky Welton, Helen Baxter, David Kessler, Rachel Churchill, Glyn Lewis
BACKGROUND: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a relatively common and disabling condition. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical effectiveness, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of pharmacological and psychological interventions for the treatment of OCD in children, adolescents and adults. DATA SOURCES: We searched the Cochrane Collaboration Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Trials Registers, which includes trials from routine searches of all the major databases...
June 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Zehua Song, Anaïs Laleve, Cindy Vallières, John E McGeehan, Rhiannon E Lloyd, Brigitte Meunier
Variations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) cytochrome b (mt-cyb) are frequently found within the healthy population, but also occur within a spectrum of mitochondrial and common diseases. mt-cyb encodes the core subunit (MT-CYB) of complex III, a central component of the oxidative phosphorylation system that drives cellular energy production and homeostasis. Despite significant efforts, most mt-cyb variations identified are not matched with corresponding biochemical data, so their functional and pathogenic consequences in humans remain elusive...
September 2016: Human Mutation
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