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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805984/self-medication-misuse-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Malak M Khalifeh, Nicholas D Moore, Pascale R Salameh
Regulations usually distinguish between prescription-only (POM) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. The former requires medical prescription; the latter are available for SM of common minor or easily treated ailments. However, in the Eastern Mediterranean countries, theoretical prescription medicines can easily be purchased without a prescription, as self-medication (SM) resulting in potential misuse and unnecessary risk for patients. The magnitude of this activity is uncertain. The aim of this article, therefore, is to undertake a comprehensive review to identify the different types of medicines that can easily be purchased as SM in Middle East and recognized as misused...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803519/a-case-report-of-benzocaine-induced-methemoglobinemia
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Chaundra R Sewell, Michael P Rivey
Methemoglobinemia is a serious medical condition characterized by the disrupted binding of oxygen to iron on hemoglobin, with a consequent impaired oxygen delivery to body tissues. Various drugs including the local anesthetics such as benzocaine can cause acquired methemoglobinemia. The reported case describes methemoglobinemia that occurred in association with the use of topical benzocaine spray and lozenges in a previously healthy 51-year-old female who had undergone colon surgery to remove a bleeding polyp...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794654/retrospective-study-to-identify-trigeminal-cervical-ocular-referred-pain-as-a-new-causative-entity-of-ocular-pain
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Scheffer Cg Tseng, Anny Ms Cheng, Yao Fu
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of trigeminal-cervical (TC) ocular referred pain. METHODS: A retrospective study of 1,680 patients seen during 2002-2010 was performed in an ocular surface specialty center to identify patients with or without TC pain defined as ocular pain with ipsilateral trigger points located at the occipital region. Patients with refractory TC pain despite topical anesthetics and conventional treatments received interventional injection to each trigger point...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776686/contralateral-r1-and-r2-components-of-the-laryngeal-adductor-reflex-in-humans-under-general-anesthesia
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Catherine F Sinclair, Maria J Téllez, Oscar R Tapia, Sedat Ulkatan
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that under total intravenous general anesthesia (TIVA), the contralateral R1 (cRI) and contralateral R2 (cR2) components of the laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) can be reliably elicited; to determine effects of topical anesthesia and inhalational anesthesia on the LAR; and to discuss how this technique may be utilized to continuously monitor the vagus nerve reflex arc. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: Vocal fold mucosa was electrically stimulated via endotracheal tube surface-based electrodes to elicit a LAR...
August 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769868/hydrogen-sulfide-mediating-both-excitatory-and-inhibitory-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-meningeal-nociception-and-headache-generation
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Christiane Teicher, Roberto De Col, Karl Messlinger
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a neuromodulator acting through nitroxyl (HNO) when it reacts with nitric oxide (NO). HNO activates transient receptor potential channels of the ankyrin type 1 (TRPA1) causing release of calcitonin gene-related peptide from primary afferents. Activation of meningeal nociceptors projecting to the human spinal trigeminal nucleus (STN) may lead to headaches. In a rat model of meningeal nociception, the activity of spinal trigeminal neurons was used as read-out for the interaction between H2S and NO...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759487/aortocaval-compression-syndrome-time-to-revisit-certain-dogmas
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Allison J Lee, Ruth Landau
More than 70 years ago, the phenomenon of "postural shock" in the supine position was described in healthy women in late pregnancy. Since then, avoidance of the supine position has become a key component of clinical practice. Indeed, performing pelvic tilt in mothers at term to avoid aortocaval compression is a universally adopted measure, particularly during cesarean delivery. The studies on which this practice is based are largely nonrandomized, utilized a mix of anesthetic techniques, and were conducted decades ago in the setting of avoidance of vasopressors...
July 27, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758247/pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-of-port-wine-stains-in-children-useful-tips-to-avoid-general-anesthesia
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Adrián Alegre-Sánchez, Bibiana Pérez-García, Pablo Boixeda
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment of port-wine stains (PWSs) in children is a common procedure performed in most laser units. Pain assessment in our younger patients is a major concern, especially in those with extensive PWSs. The use of general anesthesia (GA) results in pain-free treatment, but its effects on the developing brain are far from totally understood. Thus we propose some tips that avoid the use of GA in most of our young patients, including the use of topical anesthetics and cooling systems, large laser spot size and high frequencies, early and frequent treatment with parents present, and the "introduction" and "pressure" techniques, among others...
July 30, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719485/does-the-application-of-heat-gel-pack-after-eutectic-mixture-of-local-anesthetic-cream-improve-venipuncture-or-intravenous-cannulation-success-rate-in-children-a-randomized-control-trial
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Silvana Schreiber, Giorgio Cozzi, Giuseppa Patti, Andrea Taddio, Marcella Montico, Chiara Pierobon, Egidio Barbi
OBJECTIVE: Needle-related procedures are the most common sources of pain for children in the hospital setting. The most used topical anesthetic, eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream, may cause transient vasoconstriction. It has been postulated that this vasoconstriction may decrease vein visualization. The application of heat gel pack after removal of EMLA cream in the site of venipuncture counteracts the vasoconstriction, improving vein visualization. We assessed using a prospective randomized controlled trial whether the application of heat gel pack increases the needle procedure success rate...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719234/the-in-vivo-effects-of-the-cb1-positive-allosteric-modulator-gat229-on-intraocular-pressure-in-ocular-normotensive-and-hypertensive-mice
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Elizabeth A Cairns, Anna-Maria Szczesniak, Alex J Straiker, Pushkar M Kulkarni, Roger G Pertwee, Ganesh A Thakur, William H Baldridge, Melanie E M Kelly
PURPOSE: Orthosteric cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) activation leads to decreases in intraocular pressure (IOP). However, use of orthosteric CB1 agonists chronically has several disadvantages, limiting their usefulness as clinically relevant drugs. Allosteric modulators interact with topographically distinct sites to orthosteric ligands and may be useful to circumvent some of these disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the novel CB1-positive allosteric modulator (PAM) GAT229 on IOP...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717616/topical-polidocanol-application-in-combination-with-static-stretching-in-tendinopathies-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Matthias Gatz, Simone Schrading, Timm Dirrichs, Marcel Betsch, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Christiane Kuhl, Valentin Quack
BACKGROUND: Highly operator-based injection therapy with vasosclerosing and anesthetic polidocanol is used for tendinopathies. This pilot-study evaluates the topical application of polidocanol gel. METHODS: Prospective case series. 39 patients with tendinopathies (14 Achilles, 14 patella, 11 wrist extensors) with a symptom duration > 6 months were included. Polidocanol and static stretching were the therapy in the first 2 weeks, while static stretching was continuously performed for 6 months...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716738/photodynamic-therapy-and-pain-a-systematic-review
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Jennifer Maria Ang, Irbaz Bin Riaz, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Gyorgy Paragh, Nathalie C Zeitouni
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for actinic keratoses and early skin cancers, and the only office procedure to control field cancerization. Procedure-associated pain limits widespread PDT use and by early termination of treatment can decrease overall therapeutic efficacy. Here we review and assess reported interventions on PDT-associated pain, in order to identify the most promising methods to manage treatment-associated pain and identify focus for future studies. Literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library by two independent reviewers to select publications that assessed and compared pain quantitatively during PDT treatment for actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinomas, and/or in situ squamous cell carcinomas...
July 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712478/comparison-of-effects-of-local-anesthesia-and-two-point-acupressure-on-the-severity-of-venipuncture-pain-among-hospitalized-6-12-year-old-children
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Parisa Shahmohammadi Pour, Golnaz Foroogh Ameri, Majid Kazemi, Yones Jahani
The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of topical anesthesia and acupressure at the Yintang (Extra 1) and the Laogong (P-8) points on the severity of venipuncture pain among hospitalized 6-12-year-old children. A sample (n = 120) of 6-12-year-old hospitalized children was recruited from two teaching hospitals located in Rafsanjan, Iran. The children were allocated to the topical anesthesia, acupressure, and control groups. For children in the topical anesthesia and the acupressure groups, eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) cream and two-point acupressure were used, respectively, prior to performing venipuncture, whereas children in the control group only received routine prevenipuncture care...
June 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691540/endoscopic-management-of-foreign-bodies-in-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-a-retrospective-study-of-1294-cases
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Chong Geng, Xiao Li, Rong Luo, Lin Cai, Xuelian Lei, Chunhui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To report our endoscopic outcomes and explore the effects of duration of impaction and anesthetic methods on the endoscopic removal of foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract. METHODS: All consecutive patients with suspected foreign body (FB) ingestion between January 2013 and June 2016 were enrolled. Demographic, clinical and endoscopic data were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 1294 patients aged seven months to 94 years were enrolled...
July 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688643/topical-anesthesia-for-staple-removal-from-surgical-wounds-on-the-knee-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Tzu-Hao Tseng, Ching-Chuan Jiang, Shau-Huai Fu, Tsung-Lin Lee, Ya-Hui Chuang, Hongsen Chiang
BACKGROUND: Staple removal from surgical wounds is painful. Only a few articles have provided expert opinions using anesthetic cream for such a problem; however, direct application of the anesthetic cream to a wound may cause infection. A safe alternative can be an anesthetic patch without wound contact. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical trial. Sixty patients who underwent primary total knee replacement were assigned to an experimental group or control group...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686756/local-anesthetics-in-cosmetic-dermatology
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Peter W Hashim, John K Nia, Mark Taliercio, Gary Goldenberg
Local anesthetics play an important role in cosmetic dermatology. Techniques using topical and regional anesthesia provide numerous pain management options for laser and injection treatments. In this article, we review strategies to maximize patient comfort during cosmetic interventions.
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682114/effectiveness-of-topical-application-of-ostrich-oil-on-the-healing-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infected-wounds
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Mohammad Reza Farahpour, Mahsa Vahid, Ahmad Oryan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Management of infected wounds is one of the major challenges that surgeons and nurses face. Several antimicrobial agents have been used, but the toxicity, drug resistance, and their effect on the healing process remain a matter of concern. The present study was designed to analyze the accelerative impact of topical application of ostrich oil on infected wounds in a mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 72 BALB/c mice were divided into four main groups of control-sham, mupirocin, and two treatment groups receiving 2% and 4% (w/w) concentrations of ostrich oil, topically...
July 6, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680703/patient-pain-during-intravitreal-injections-under-topical-anesthesia-a-systematic-review
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Helio Francisco Shiroma, Augusto Key Karazawa Takaschima, Michel Eid Farah, Ana Luisa Höfling-Lima, Graziela de Luca Canto, Roberto Henrique Benedetti, Eduardo Buchele Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Intravitreal injection (IVI) is a very common vitreoretinal procedure, and multiple injections are often required per patient. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of various local anesthetic techniques in reducing pain during injection. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted based on searches of Cochrane, LILACS, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and the gray literature (Google Scholar). The end search date was February 19, 2016, across all databases...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663893/functional-imaging-of-neuronal-activity-of-auditory-cortex-by-using-cal-520-in-anesthetized-and-awake-mice
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Jingcheng Li, Jianxiong Zhang, Meng Wang, Junxia Pan, Xiaowei Chen, Xiang Liao
The organization in the primary auditory cortex (Au1) is critical to the basic function of auditory information processing and integration. However, recent mapping experiments using in vivo two-photon imaging with different Ca(2+) indicators have reached controversial conclusions on this topic, possibly because of the different sensitivities and properties of the indicators used. Therefore, it is essential to identify a reliable Ca(2+) indicator for use in in vivo functional imaging of the Au1, to understand its functional organization...
May 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663606/conscious-sedation-emerging-trends-in-pediatric-dentistry
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REVIEW
Joginder Pal Attri, Radhe Sharan, Vega Makkar, Kewal Krishan Gupta, Ranjana Khetarpal, Amar Parkash Kataria
Dental fear and anxiety is a common problem in pediatric patients. There is considerable variation in techniques used to manage them. Various sedation techniques using many different anesthetic agents have gained considerable popularity over the past few years. Children are not little adults; they differ physically, psychologically, and emotionally. The purpose of this review is to survey recent trends and concerning issues in the rapidly changing field of pediatric sedation. We will study the topic from the perspective of an anesthesiologist...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662278/topical-brimonidine-gel-for-extended-duration-local-anesthesia
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Hyun Jung Kwon, Sang Ju Lee, Jae Min Kim, Kui Young Park
Clinicians have been increasingly using topical anesthetic agents to diminish the pain associated with dermatologic and cosmetic procedures. Among the developed topical anesthetics, lidocaine-based products are the most widely used due to their ample pain relief and minimal side effects.(1) Many local anesthetics and additional techniques have been developed, but the limited duration of local anesthesia is still challenging to the practitioners. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 29, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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