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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888525/breaking-sad-unleashing-the-breakthrough-potential-of-ketamine-s-rapid-antidepressant-effects
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David Feifel
Preclinical Research The surprising results of a small clinical trial on the effects of low dose ketamine, a 65-year old anesthetic drug that is also used off-label for chronic pain and recreationally as a club drug, in eight depressed subjects unleashed the most significant advance in antidepressant drug development in decades. That study and subsequent ones have demonstrated that low dose, infused ketamine is able to induce a remission of depression in patients who have failed conventional medications, within 24 h...
November 26, 2016: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873235/breakthrough-cancer-pain-preliminary-data-of-the-italian-oncologic-pain-multisetting-multicentric-survey-iops-ms
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Paolo Marchetti, Arturo Cuomo, Augusto Caraceni, Rocco Domenico Mediati, Massimo Mammucari, Silvia Natoli, Marzia Lazzari, Mario Dauri, Mario Airoldi, Giuseppe Azzarello, Mauro Bandera, Livio Blasi, Giacomo Cartenì, Bruno Chiurazzi, Benedetta Veruska Pierpaola Costanzo, Daniela Degiovanni, Flavio Fusco, Vittorio Guardamagna, Vincenzo Iaffaioli, Simeone Liguori, Vito Lorusso, Sergio Mameli, Rodolfo Mattioli, Teresita Mazzei, Rita Maria Melotti, Valentino Menardo, Danilo Miotti, Stefano Moroso, Stefano De Santis, Remo Orsetti, Alfonso Papa, Sergio Ricci, Alessandro Fabrizio Sabato, Elvira Scelzi, Michele Sofia, Giuseppe Tonini, Federica Aielli, Alessandro Valle
INTRODUCTION: An ongoing national multicenter survey [Italian Oncologic Pain multiSetting Multicentric Survey (IOPS-MS)] is evaluating the characteristics of breakthrough cancer pain (BTP) in different clinical settings. Preliminary data from the first 1500 cancer patients with BTP enrolled in this study are presented here. METHODS: Thirty-two clinical centers are involved in the survey. A diagnosis of BTP was performed by a standard algorithm. Epidemiological data, Karnofsky index, stage of disease, presence and sites of metastases, ongoing oncologic treatment, and characteristics of background pain and BTP and their treatments were recorded...
November 21, 2016: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870047/a-keystone-ecologist-robert-treat-paine-1933-2016
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James A Estes, Paul K Dayton, Peter Kareiva, Simon A Levin, Jane Lubchenco, Bruce A Menge, Stephen R Palumbi, Mary E Power, John Terborgh
Robert T. Paine, who passed away on 13 June 2016, is among the most influential people in the history of ecology. Paine was an experimentalist, a theoretician, a practitioner, and proponent of the "ecology of place," and a deep believer in the importance of natural history to ecological understanding. His scientific legacy grew from the discovery of a link between top-down forcing and species diversity, a breakthrough that led to the ideas of both keystone species and trophic cascades, and to our early understanding of the mosaic nature of biological communities, causes of zonation across physical gradients, and the intermediate-disturbance hypothesis of species diversity...
November 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846789/impact-of-breakthrough-pain-on-community-dwelling-cancer-patients-results-from-the-national-breakthrough-pain-study
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Nathaniel P Katz, Kavita L Gajria, Alicia C Shillington, Judith J Stephenson, Qing Harshaw
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cancer-related breakthrough pain (BTcP) among community-dwelling patients with cancer. METHODS: Data from the National Breakthrough Pain Study, a cross-sectional observational survey describing breakthrough pain (BTP) in the community, were analyzed for a subset of patients with BTcP. Eligible patients were community-dwelling adults with commercial insurance and insurance claims consistent with cancer and chronic pain who consented to a structured telephone interview...
November 16, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822929/once-daily-oros-hydromorphone-for-management-of-cancer-pain-an-open-label-multi-center-non-interventional-study
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Cheol Kyu Park, Hyun Wook Kang, In Jae Oh, Young Chul Kim, Yeo Kyeoung Kim, Kook Joo Na, Sung Ja Ahn, Tae Ok Kim, Young Jin Choi, Geun Am Song, Min Ki Lee
Extended-release osmotic extended-release oral delivery system (OROS) hydromorphone is a strong synthetic opioid designed to maintain a constant blood concentration by once daily dosing. The objective of this observational study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of OROS hydromorphone in patients with cancer pain of moderate to severe intensity. Patients with cancer pain who required strong opioids were administered with OROS hydromorphone for 4 weeks. We assessed changes in pain intensity using a numerical rating scale (NRS) as well as levels of sleep disturbance, breakthrough pain, end-of-dose failure, patient satisfaction, and overall assessment of drug effectiveness based on investigator evaluation...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815713/an-open-label-pilot-study-of-oral-vitamin-c-as-an-opioid-sparing-agent-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-secondary-to-cancer
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E Pinkerton, P Good, K Gibbons, J Hardy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of oral Vitamin C as an opioid-sparing agent when used in conjunction with opioids and standard adjuvant therapy in the management of chronic cancer pain. METHODS: An open-label pilot study of patients ≥18 years of age with chronic pain secondary to cancer and/or its treatment and a Brief Pain Inventory average pain score of ≥3/10. In addition to opioid analgesia, patients received 1 g of vitamin C twice daily over 3 days (total daily dose of 2 g)...
November 4, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811629/the-role-of-duodenal-inflammation-in-functional-dyspepsia
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Marjorie M Walker, Nicholas J Talley
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is common and significantly impairs quality of life. Symptoms of FD are considered to originate from the gastroduodenal region, classified by the Rome criteria as disorders of brain-gut interaction without structural alteration. However, it is now apparent that FD is a number of syndromes, the epigastric pain syndrome (bothersome epigastric pain or epigastric burning) and the postprandial distress syndrome (with bothersome postprandial fullness or early satiation) and there are wide-ranging symptoms and severity...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806517/current-trends-in-knee-arthroplasty
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Mohammadjavad Zehtab, Mohammadhassan Kaseb, Mohammadnaghi Tahmasebi, Mohammad Ayati Firoozabadi
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a commonly performed surgical procedure designed to alleviate knee pain and improve function in individuals with knee osteoarthritis the purpose of collecting the latest information and updating the reports is to summarize the published articles and inform the colleagues. In so doing, the articles published in American journals of arthroplasty and joint surgery and the proceedings of the conferences that were mostly held in 2004 have been utilized so that delicate and precise spotlights retrieved from scholars' breakthroughs can be applied in daily medical practices...
July 25, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793206/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-2-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-radiological-and-laboratory-features-treatment-responses-and-long-term-outcome
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Sven Jarius, Klemens Ruprecht, Ingo Kleiter, Nadja Borisow, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Florence Pache, Oliver Stich, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Martin W Hümmert, Marius Ringelstein, Corinna Trebst, Alexander Winkelmann, Alexander Schwarz, Mathias Buttmann, Hanna Zimmermann, Joseph Kuchling, Diego Franciotta, Marco Capobianco, Eberhard Siebert, Carsten Lukas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Alexander U Brandt, Kathrin Schanda, Orhan Aktas, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has been shown to be seropositive for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG). OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and electrophysiological features of a large cohort of MOG-IgG-positive patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis (n = 50) as well as attack and long-term treatment outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective multicenter study...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781376/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-pharmacist-managed-patient-controlled-analgesia-service-in-postsurgical-patients
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Katrina H McGonigal, Christopher A Giuliano, Jeff Hurren
PURPOSE: To compare the safety and efficacy of a pharmacist-managed patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) service with physician/midlevel provider-managed (standard) PCA services in postsurgical patients. METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective cohort study performed at 3 major hospitals in the Detroit, Michigan, metropolitan area. Postsurgical patients from October 2012 to December 2013 were included. The primary outcome compared the pain area under the curve adjusted for time on PCA (AUC/T) of patients receiving pharmacist-managed PCA services vs...
October 26, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776098/single-dose-adductor-canal-block-with-local-infiltrative-analgesia-compared-with-local-infiltrate-analgesia-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Antoun Nader, Mark C Kendall, David W Manning, Matthew Beal, Rohit Rahangdale, Robert Dekker, Gildasio S De Oliveira, Eric Kamenetsky, Robert J McCarthy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A single-dose adductor canal block can provide postoperative analgesia for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to assess postoperative opioid consumption after ultrasound-guided single-injection bupivacaine compared with saline adductor canal block for patients undergoing TKA. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, written informed consent was obtained from patients (>18 years old) undergoing elective TKA...
November 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770637/the-efficacy-of-intraoperative-autologous-platelet-gel-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Ming-Jie Kuang, Chao Han, Jian-Xiong Ma, Fei Li, Jie Zhao, Lin Fu, Xin-Long Ma
PURPOSE: Autologous platelet gel, developed from fresh autologous blood, is a breakthrough in the promotion and acceleration of soft tissue and bone repair. The application of autologous platelet gel has been reported to improve haemostasis and promote function recovery. We screened the randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials of high quality to investigate whether autologous platelet gel makes a better performance for postoperative bleeding and functional recovery in patients after total knee arthroplasty...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768607/procedural-pain-in-palliative-care-is-it-breakthrough-pain-a-multicenter-national-prospective-study-to-assess-prevalence-intensity-and-treatment-of-procedure-related-pain-in-patients-with-advanced-disease
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Caterina Magnani, Diana Giannarelli, Giuseppe Casale
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of breakthrough pain (BTP) provoked by 6 common procedures in patients with advanced disease. METHODS: A prospective, cross-sectional, multicenter, national study was performed in 23 palliative care units in Italy. Patients were recruited if they were undergoing one of the following procedures as part of normal care: turning, personal hygiene care, transfer from bed to chair, bladder catheterization, pressure ulcer care, and subcutaneous drug administration...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755057/programmed-intermittent-epidural-bolus-for-labor-analgesia-during-first-stage-of-labor-a-biased-coin-up-and-down-sequential-allocation-trial-to-determine-the-optimum-interval-time-between-boluses-of-a-fixed-volume-of-10-ml-of-bupivacaine-0-0625-with-fentanyl
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Marcelo Epsztein Kanczuk, Nicholas Martin Barrett, Cristian Arzola, Kristi Downey, Xiang Y Ye, Jose C A Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Most studies that have compared programmed intermittent epidural bolus (PIEB) with continuous epidural infusion regimens have included patient-controlled epidural analgesia and/or manual bolus as rescue analgesia for breakthrough pain. Consequently, the optimal time interval between PIEB is yet to be determined. We designed a study to establish the optimal time interval between PIEB of 10 mL of bupivacaine 0.0625% with fentanyl 2 μg/mL to produce effective analgesia in 90% of women during first stage of labor without breakthrough pain...
October 11, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750233/monoethanolamine-oleate-sclerotherapy-for-polycystic-liver-disease
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Masahiro Takita, Mina Iwanishi, Tomohiro Minami, Masashi Kono, Hirokazo Chishina, Tadaaki Arizumi, Norihisa Yada, Satoru Hagiwara, Yasunori Minami, Hiroshi Ida, Kazuomi Ueshima, Nishida Naoshi, Masatoshi Kudo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of treatment for polycystic liver disease is to reduce the liver volume and reduce or resolve compression symptoms such as abdominal fullness and abdominal pain due to hepatomegaly. Liver cysts are treated internally by puncture and aspiration of the cyst contents or hepatic artery embolization and surgically by cyst fenestration or hepatectomy, but no clear consensus has been reached concerning their selection. We introduced monoethanolamine oleate (EO) sclerotherapy therapy for liver cysts in 1999 and reported its effectiveness...
2016: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744534/the-use-of-low-doses-of-a-sublingual-fentanyl-formulation-for-breakthrough-pain-in-patients-receiving-low-doses-of-opioids
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Sebastiano Mercadante, Claudio Adile, Arturo Cuomo, Federica Aielli, Franco Marinangeli, Alessandra Casuccio
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the efficacy and safety of low doses of sublingual fentanyl (SLF) for the treatment of breakthrough pain (BTP) in cancer patients in patients who were receiving low opioid doses for background analgesia. METHODS: A sample of cancer patients presenting BTP episodes and receiving stable low doses of opioids for background pain (less than 60 mg of oral morphine equivalents) was selected to assess the efficacy and safety of low doses of SLF (67 μg)...
October 15, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693901/efficacy-and-safety-of-two-methadone-titration-methods-for-the-treatment-of-cancer-related-pain-the-equimeth2-trial-methadone-for-cancer-related-pain
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Philippe Poulain, Marie-Pierre Berleur, Shimsi Lefki, Danièle Lefebvre, Gisèle Chvetzoff, Eric Serra, Fibra Tremellat, Alain Derniaux, Marilène Filbet
CONTEXT: In the European Association for Palliative Care recommendations for cancer pain management, there was no consensus regarding the indications, titration or monitoring of methadone. OBJECTIVES: This national, randomized, multicentre trial aimed to compare two methadone titration methods (stop-and-go vs progressive) in patients with cancer-related pain who were inadequately relieved by or intolerant to level 3 opioids. METHODS: The primary endpoint was the rate of success/failure at Day 4, defined as pain relief (reduction of at least two points on the visual scale and a pain score <5 for 2 consecutive days) and no overdose (Rudkin scale ≥3 and respiratory rate <8/min)...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692731/-prevalence-and-management-of-pain-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer-in-franche-comt%C3%A3
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Fanny Dénommé, Marie Kroemer, Philippe Montcuquet, Gilles Nallet, Antoine Thiery-Vuillemin, Fernando Bazan, Guillaume Mouillet, Cristian Villanueva, Martin Demarchi, Ulrich Stein, Hamadi Almotlak, Loïc Chaigneau, Elsa Curtit, Nathalie Meneveau, Tristan Maurina, Erion Dobi, Thierry Nguyen Tan Hon, Laurent Cals, Laura Mansi, Clotilde Verlut, Héloïse Pana-Katatali, Mathieu Caubet, Marie-Justine Paillard, Samuel Limat, Xavier Pivot, Virginie Nerich
INTRODUCTION: Pain management is a major public health problem, especially in oncology. In order to assess professional practice, the IRFC-FC conducted a survey amongst patients with metastatic osteophilic solid tumor in Franche-Comté. The aims were to assess the pain prevalence, and its characteristics, its management and its impact on patients' quality of life in patients in pain. METHODS: An observational, prospective and multicenter survey was conducted using a self-report questionnaire...
September 29, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681348/enucleation-for-haemophthalmus-secondary-to-choroidal-neovascularisation-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-a-therapeutic-and-diagnostic-dilemma
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Noor Aniah Azmi, Amin Ahem, Mushawiahti Mustapha, Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion
We report a case of enucleation for painful blind eye secondary to recurrent bleeding from choroidal neovascularisation in an eye that was irradiated following presumed metastatic breast carcinoma to the choroid. A 58-year-old woman with a history of treated breast malignancy presented with haemophthalmus and intractable glaucoma in the right eye. One year previously she had presented with right vitreous haemorrhage with subretinal mass that had been irradiated given her history of breast carcinoma. Following irradiation, vitrectomy was performed to clear the blood...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676663/tanshinone-iia-exerts-an-antinociceptive-effect-in-rats-with-cancer-induced-bone-pain
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Wei Hao, Lei Chen, Li-Fang Wu, Fan Yang, Jian-Xiang Niu, Alan D Kaye, Shi-Yuan Xu
BACKGROUND: Cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) is a common chronic pain characterized by 2 components, ongoing pain and breakthrough pain. Tanshinone IIA (TSN IIA) is a bioactive constituent of the traditional Chinese medicine Danshen, which has been reported to have an antinociceptive effect on neuropathic and inflammatory pain through downregulation of the late proinflammatory cytokine high-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1). OBJECTIVE: To assess the antinociceptive effect of TSN IIA on CIBP...
September 2016: Pain Physician
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