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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123854/local-anesthetic-toxicity-acute-and-chronic-management
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Kenichi Sekimoto, Masaru Tobe, Shigeru Saito
Local anesthetics are commonly used medicines in clinical settings. They are used for pain management during minor interventional treatments, and for postoperative care after major surgeries. Cocaine is the well-known origin of local anesthetics, and the drug and related derivatives have long history of clinical usage for more than several centuries. Although illegal use of cocaine and its abuse are social problem in some countries, other local anesthetics are safely and effectively used in clinics and hospitals all over the world...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122430/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-or-a-rare-complication-of-cocaine-abuse
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Megan D Henley, Priya A Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105381/early-gestational-hypoxia-and-adverse-developmental-outcomes
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Helen E Ritchie, Diana J Oakes, Debra Kennedy, Jaimie W Polson
Hypoxia is a normal and essential part of embryonic development. However, this state may leave the embryo vulnerable to damage when oxygen supply is disturbed. Embryofetal response to hypoxia is dependent on duration and depth of hypoxia, as well as developmental stage. Early postimplantation rat embryos were resilient to hypoxia, with many surviving up to 1.5 hr of uterine clamping, while most mid-gestation embryos were dead after 1 hour of clamping. Survivors were small and many had a range of defects, principally terminal transverse limb reduction defects...
October 16, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099568/a-case-report-on-suspected-levamisole-induced-pseudovasculitis
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Tiffany Fan, Jeffrey Macaraeg, Toufik Mahfood Haddad, Holly Bacon, Duc Le, Mohsin Mirza, Carrie Valenta, Tammy Wichman
INTRODUCTION: Levamisole-induced pseudovasculitis should be considered in patients with inconsistent anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) pattern and history of cocaine use. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old man presented to the emergency department with symptoms of bilateral pulmonary emboli. His hospital course was complicated by multiple end organ failure, which improved dramatically with prednisone. Although he was diagnosed previously with granulomatosis with polyangiitis due to positive proteinase 3 (PR3), myeloperoxidase (MPO), perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (P-ANCA) and cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (C-ANCA) markers, his longstanding cocaine use and history of skin ulcers, thrombotic events, and febrile illnesses suggested a diagnosis of levamisole-induced pseudovasculitis instead...
February 2017: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096691/problematic-khat-use-as-a-possible-risk-factor-for-harmful-use-of-other-psychoactive-substances-a-mixed-method-study-in-ethiopia
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Awoke Mihretu, Solomon Teferra, Abebaw Fekadu
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders along with neuropsychiatric disorders contributed about 14% of the global burden of disease. Harmful alcohol use, is a known contributor for many harms (accidents, suicide, violence, and complication of other psychiatric and medical disorders). In the Western countries, alcohol and nicotine are gateway drugs to cannabis use, and cannabis use is a risk factor for other illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin. Khat use is another psychoactive substance which is common in East African and Arabian Peninsula...
November 2, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034650/a-complicated-case-of-resistant-hypertension
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Mauro Chiarito, Andrea Scotti, Carlo A Pivato, Giuseppe Cottone, Carlo Ballarotto, Cosmo Godino, Alberto Margonato
A 47-year-old woman presented with a history of resistant arterial hypertension, associated with disabling headache. She was subjected to an enormous number of tests in order to identify an underlying cause of secondary hypertension, such as pheochromocytoma or Cushing syndrome, but all the most common causes of secondary hypertension were investigated and gradually excluded. Factitious use of amphetamine or cocaine was excluded, and therapy compliance was verified by witnessed ingestion of drug therapy, in order to rule out Munchausen syndrome...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983445/impact-of-cocaine-use-on-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-insights-from-nationwide-inpatient-sample-in-the-united-states
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Rupak Desai, Upenkumar Patel, Chintan Rupareliya, Sandeep Singh, Manan Shah, Rikinkumar S Patel, Smit Patel, Zabeen Mahuwala
Cocaine is the third most common substance of abuse after cannabis and alcohol. The use of cocaine as an illicit substance is implicated as a causative factor for multisystem derangements ranging from an acute crisis to chronic complications. Vasospasm is the proposed mechanism behind adverse events resulting from cocaine abuse, acute ischemic strokes (AIS) being one of the few. Our study looked into in-hospital outcomes owing to cocaine use in the large population based study of AIS patients. Using the national inpatient sample (NIS) database from 2014 of United States of America, we identified AIS patients with cocaine use using International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes...
August 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958905/-uro-and-nephrotoxic-effects-of-drugs-of-abuse-literature-review-and-pharmaco-epidemiological-survey-in-france-and-in-the-marseille-area
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Marion Gully, Élisabeth Frauger, Michel Spadari, Liselotte Pochard, Vanessa Pauly, Fanny Romain, Bertrand Gondouin, Marion Sallée, Julie Moussi-Frances, Stéphane Burtey, Bertrand Dussol, Laurent Daniel, Joëlle Micallef, Noémie Jourde-Chiche
A great diversification of drugs of abuse has been observed in recent years, both in the populations using them and in the types of drugs. Although dependency and psychiatric disorders associated with the abuse of these substances is well known, somatic complications, uro-nephrotoxicity in particular, are less recognized. We propose here an overview of the products used by drugs abusers in France, through the analysis of the national pharmaco-epidemiological study Observation des produits psychotropes illicites ou détournés de leur utilisation médicamenteuse (OPPIDUM)...
September 25, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944933/emergency-department-management-of-body-packers-and-body-stuffers
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Liv Heymann-Maier, Lionel Trueb, Sabine Schmidt, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Olivier Hugli, Eric Heymann, Bertrand Yersin
Trafficking and sale of narcotics frequently involves the intra-abdominal transport of large quantities of drugs, usually cocaine or heroin ("body packing"), or, when there is a risk of being arrested, the oral ingestion of minor quantities of narcotics dedicated for immediate resale ("body stuffing"). This study aimed to describe the characteristics, complications and medical follow through of 132 cases of body packing (n = 36), cases of body stuffing (n = 83) or mixed cases (n = 13), referred by the authorities to our emergency department over the course of 12 years...
September 25, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838510/giant-aortic-thrombus-in-the-ascending-aorta-and-perforation-of-bowel-associated-with-cocaine-use
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Shi Sum Poon, Omar Nawaytou, Alfred Hing, Mark Field
A floating giant aortic thrombus is a rare finding in the absence of any coagulation disorder. Patients usually remain asymptomatic until the development of embolic complications. Our report highlights cocaine abuse as a potential cause of aortic thrombus and bowel perforation. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion when treating patients with a history of illicit cocaine use with signs and symptoms of arterial ischemia. The risks of cardiovascular and abdominal complications related to cocaine use should not be underestimated...
September 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833282/palatal-perforation-and-chemical-ulcers-of-the-tongue-in-a-blind-patient
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Tiago Novaes Pinheiro, Flavio Fayad, Luiz Roberto Magalhães Júnior, Brigitte Nichthauser, Francisco Braga, Shirley Maria Passos
We report a unique case of a potassium aluminum sulfate oral dissolution leading to palatal chemical necrosis and extensive chemical ulcers on the tongue. The patient, a 47-year-old white, blind male, denied using cocaine or other illegal drugs that could cause such lesions. His self-medication started as a treatment for a traumatic ulcerative lesion on the hard palate. After palatal perforation, he started another self-medication routine, mixing corticoid cream and tandrilax tablets with a gauze obturator...
August 22, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812909/chronic-orbital-inflammatory-disease-and-optic-neuropathy-associated-with-long-term-intranasal-cocaine-abuse-2-cases-and-literature-review
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Martin J Siemerink, Nicole J M Freling, Peerooz Saeed
Orbital inflammatory disease and secondary optic neuropathy is a rare but devastating complication of long-term intranasal cocaine abuse. We describe 2 patients with a history of intranasal cocaine consumption who presented with subacute onset of unilateral vision loss from optic neuropathy and limitation of abduction in the affected eye. Magnetic resonance imaging findings included an orbital mass in combination with absent nasal septum and partial destruction of the paranasal sinuses. Biopsies and histopathologic examination of the nasal cavity and the orbital mass revealed chronic inflammation...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794966/synthetic-cannabinoid-induced-acute-respiratory-depression-case-series-and-literature-review
#13
Mark Henry Alon, Margaret Olibrice Saint-Fleur
Synthetic Cannabinoids are a street drug that is widely attainable and cheap compared to natural cannabis, and has variable potency and unpredictable effects with no commercially available diagnostic test to confirm its presence. Similar to natural cannabis, Synthetic Cannabinoid intoxication can present in several ways with the most common emergency room presentations to be of neurologic and psychiatric manifestation. The respiratory depressive effect of Synthetic Cannabinoids has not been well documented in medical literature...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734637/-asthma-and-heroin-use
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REVIEW
Michel Underner, Jean Perriot, Gérard Peiffer, Nematollah Jaafari
INTRODUCTION: Heroin use can be responsible for many respiratory complications including asthma. OBJECTIVES: Systematic literature review of data on asthma in heroin users. DOCUMENTARY SOURCES: Medline(®), on the period 1980-2017 with the following keywords: keywords: "asthma" or "bronchospasm" and "heroin" or "opiate" or "opiates", limits "title/abstract"; the selected languages were English or French. Among 97 articles, 67 abstracts have given use to a dual reading to select 23 studies...
July 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703269/intravascular-ultrasound-in-cocaine-induced-myocardial-infarction-complicated-with-left-coronary-artery-dissection
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Adam Rdzanek, Ewa Pędzich-Placha, Robert Kowalik, Marcin Szulc, Janusz Kochman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674380/exceptionally-high-creatine-kinase-ck-levels-in-multicausal-and-complicated-rhabdomyolysis-a-case-report
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Pavan Luckoor, Mashal Salehi, Afua Kunadu
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by muscle breakdown. It can be caused by traumatic as well as non-traumatic factors such as drugs, toxins, and infections. Although it has been initially associated with only traumatic causes, non-traumatic causes now appear to be at least 5 times more frequent. In rhabdomyolysis, the CK levels can range anywhere from 10 000 to 200 000 or even higher. The higher the CK levels, the greater will be the renal damage and associated complications. We present the case of a patient with exceptionally massive rhabdomyolysis with unusually high CK levels (nearly 1 million) caused by combined etiologic factors and complicated with acute renal failure...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659208/-intoxication-with-new-psychoactive-substances-drug-unknown-but-complications-are-still-treatable
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M N Boersma, J J Nugteren-van Lonkhuyzen, E M van Maarseveen, H A H Kaasjager, A J H P van Riel, D Dekker
Abuse of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and the number of patients presenting to the ER with intoxication are increasing. Treatment may at first sight seem complicated because of limited knowledge of the substance involved, but should be based on a general supportive approach recognising the relatively predictable spectrum of symptoms caused by adrenergic, serotonergic and dopaminergic stimulation. In this article, we discuss the vital elements of this approach and possible complications of NPS intoxication...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647359/mild-hypothermia-ameliorates-muscle-wasting-in-septic-rats-associated-with-hypothalamic-ampk-induced-autophagy-and-neuropeptides
#18
Chun Cao, Tao Gao, Minhua Cheng, Fengchan Xi, Chenyan Zhao, Wenkui Yu
Sepsis, always developing muscle wasting, contributes to serious complications and mortality. Mild hypothermia has been reported to have protective effects on the prognosis of septic patients. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. We therefore hypothesized that mild hypothermia could ameliorate muscle wasting during sepsis and whether it was associated with hypothalamus AMPK-induced autophagy and neuropeptides. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were intraperitoneally injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (5 mg/kg) or saline...
August 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645616/epidemiological-and-sociodemographic-factors-associated-with-complicated-alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome
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R Monte-Secades, M Blanco-Soto, J A Díaz-Peromingo, A Sanvisens-Bergé, M C Martín-González, A Barbosa, B Rosón-Hernández, M A Tejero-Delgado, R Puerta-Louro, R Rabuñal-Rey
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the influence of epidemiological and sociodemographic factors in complicated alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre, observational prospective study was conducted on consecutively added patients with AWS hospitalised in internal medicine departments. We recorded sociodemographic, epidemiological, clinical and progression data. Complicated AWS was defined as that which progressed with seizures or delirium tremens...
October 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589070/agranulocytosis-sequelae-of-chronic-cocaine-use-case-series-and-literature-review
#20
Roma Srivastava, Maira Rizwan, Muhammad Omer Jamil, Palaniandy Kogulan, Donna Salzman
Agranulocytosis is a rare condition with a reported incidence ranging from one to five cases per million population per year. Most commonly, agranulocytosis is secondary to chemotherapeutic agents, however, other medications have also been associated with it. An immune mediated destruction of circulating granulocytes and/or granulocyte precursors secondary to drug-dependent or drug-induced antibodies is the postulated mechanism. Agranulocytosis has also been reported secondary to recreational drug use...
May 3, 2017: Curēus
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