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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725138/comparative-assessment-of-saliva-and-plasma-for-drug-bioavailability-and-bioequivalence-studies-in-humans
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Nasir M Idkaidek
Aims: To study the pharmacokinetics of selected drugs in plasma and saliva matrixes in healthy human volunteers, and to suggest using non-invasive saliva sampling instead of plasma as a surrogate in bioavailability and bioequivalence (BA/BE) studies. Methods: Four different pilot BA/BE studies were done in 12-18 healthy humans. Saliva and plasma samples were collected for 3-5 half life values of metformin, tolterodine, rosuvastatin, and paracetamol after oral dosing. Saliva and plasma samples were assayed using LC-MSMS, and then pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated by non-compartmental analysis using Kinetica program...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722116/opioids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
#2
REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Tess E Cooper, Anna-Karenia Anderson, Andrew L Gray, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Boris Zernikow
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720398/perinatal-and-neonatal-use-of-paracetamol-for-pain-relief
#3
REVIEW
Karel Allegaert, John N van den Anker
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is the most widely used drug to treat pain or fever in pregnant women or neonates, but its pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) warrant a focused analysis. During pregnancy, there is an important increase in paracetamol clearance. Consequently, it is reasonable to anticipate that the analgesic effect of paracetamol will decrease faster, whereas higher doses may result in even higher oxidative toxic metabolites. Therefore, most peripartal PD data relate to multimodal analgesia strategies...
July 15, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720053/paracetamol-versus-ibuprofen-for-the-treatment-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-preterm-neonates-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#4
Xintao Huang, Fang Wang, Kai Wang
BACKGROUND: Paracetamol has been suggested as an effective treatment for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). However, the comparative efficacy and safety between paracetamol and ibuprofen were not determined. METHODS: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was performed. Relevant studies were identified via database searching. A fixed or random effect model was applied depending on the extent of heterogeneity. RESULTS: Five RCTs with 677 neonates were included...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718023/two-year-survey-of-specific-hospital-wastewater-treatment-and-its-impact-on-pharmaceutical-discharges
#5
Laure Wiest, Teofana Chonova, Alexandre Bergé, Robert Baudot, Frédérique Bessueille-Barbier, Linda Ayouni-Derouiche, Emmanuelle Vulliet
It is well known that pharmaceuticals are not completely removed by conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plants. Hospital effluents are of major concern, as they present high concentrations of pharmaceutically active compounds. Despite this, these specific effluents are usually co-treated with domestic wastewaters. Separate treatment has been recommended. However, there is a lack of information concerning the efficiency of separate hospital wastewater treatment by activated sludge, especially on the removal of pharmaceuticals...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707454/interventions-for-postoperative-pain-in-children-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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REVIEW
Krste Boric, Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Marijan Batinic, Marija Cavar, Marjan Urlic, Nikolina Markovina, Livia Puljak
The aim of this study was to conduct an overview of systematic reviews that summarizes the results about efficacy and safety from randomized controlled trials involving the various strategies used for postoperative pain management in children. We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL, Database of Reviews of Effect, Embase, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO from the earliest date to January 24, 2016. This overview included 45 systematic reviews that evaluated interventions for postoperative pain in children...
July 14, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705177/patterns-and-predictors-of-analgesic-use-in-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-drug-utilization-study-with-special-focus-on-women-with-migraine
#7
Gerd-Marie Eskerud Harris, Mollie Wood, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Christofer Lundqvist, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the drug utilization patterns and factors predicting drug use in pregnant women with migraine. This longitudinal drug utilization study aimed to describe patterns of analgesic use in a sample of Norwegian pregnant women according to their migraine history, and to identify predictors for analgesic use among these women. METHODS: Pregnant women giving birth at Akershus University Hospital between 2008 and 2010 were recruited at ultrasound examination in gestational week 17...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703305/use-of-multicriteria-decision-analysis-for-assessing-the-benefit-and-risk-of-over-the-counter-analgesics
#8
Andrew Moore, Anne Crossley, Bernard Ng, Lawrence Phillips, Özgür Sancak, K D Rainsford
OBJECTIVES: To test the ability of a multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) model to incorporate disparate data sources of varying quality along with clinical judgement in a benefit-risk assessment of six well-known pain-relief drugs. METHODS: Six over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics were evaluated against three favourable effects and eight unfavourable effects by seven experts who specialise in the relief of pain, two in a 2-day facilitated workshop whose input data and judgements were later peer-reviewed by five additional experts...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700092/oral-paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-cancer-pain
#9
REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore, Ewan D McNicol, Rae F Bell, Daniel B Carr, Mairead McIntyre, Bee Wee
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom with cancer, and 30% to 50% of all people with cancer will experience moderate to severe pain that can have a major negative impact on their quality of life. Non-opioid drugs are commonly used to treat mild to moderate cancer pain, and are recommended for this purpose in the WHO cancer pain treatment ladder, either alone or in combination with opioids.A previous Cochrane review that examined the evidence for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or paracetamol, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain was withdrawn in 2015 because it was out of date; the date of the last search was 2005...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700091/oral-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-pain-in-adults
#10
REVIEW
Sheena Derry, Philip J Wiffen, R Andrew Moore, Ewan D McNicol, Rae F Bell, Daniel B Carr, Mairead McIntyre, Bee Wee
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom with cancer, and 30% to 50% of all people with cancer will experience moderate to severe pain that can have a major negative impact on their quality of life. Non-opioid drugs are commonly used to treat cancer pain, and are recommended for this purpose in the World Health Organization (WHO) cancer pain treatment ladder, either alone or in combination with opioids.A previous Cochrane review that examined the evidence for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or paracetamol, alone or combined with opioids, for cancer pain was withdrawn in 2015 because it was out of date; the date of the last search was 2005...
July 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699595/effectiveness-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-pain-in-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-a-network-meta-analysis
#11
Bruno R da Costa, Stephan Reichenbach, Noah Keller, Linda Nartey, Simon Wandel, Peter Jüni, Sven Trelle
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the backbone of osteoarthritis pain management. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of different preparations and doses of NSAIDs on osteoarthritis pain in a network meta-analysis. METHODS: For this network meta-analysis, we considered randomised trials comparing any of the following interventions: NSAIDs, paracetamol, or placebo, for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and the reference lists of relevant articles for trials published between Jan 1, 1980, and Feb 24, 2015, with at least 100 patients per group...
July 8, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699480/adulteration-practices-of-psychoactive-illicit-drugs-an-updated-review
#12
Renata Solimini, Maria Concetta Rotolo, Manuela Pellegrini, Adele Minutillo, Roberta Pacifici, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Simona Zaami
BACKGROUND: It is well known that powdery drugs such as cocaine and heroin are frequently adulterated or diluted predominantly to obtain more doses and to increase the drug dealer's profits, but also to enhance, to modify or to oppose drug effects. METHODS: The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the recent scientific literature on medicines as well as on new psychoactive substances, used as cutting agents (i.e. pharmacologically active adulterants) and on the related adverse health effects on consumers, possibly due to the synergistic effect of the adulterants laced with substances of abuse, which represent a matter of great concern because of the frequent fatalities...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695354/mobile-health-clinic-for-the-medical-management-of-clinical-sequelae-experienced-by-survivors-of-the-2013-2016-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-sierra-leone-west-africa
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R E Guetiya Wadoum, A Samin, N G Mafopa, M Giovanetti, G Russo, P Turay, J Turay, M Kargbo, M T Kanu, B Kargbo, J Akpablie, C J Cain, P Pasin, V Batwala, M S Sobze, M Potestà, A Minutolo, V Colizzi, C Montesano
An Ebola survivor Mobile Health Clinic (MHC) was established to implement lasting changes in communities it operates by providing effective and efficient mobile healthcare. After months of development, the MHC solution was operationalised in February 2015, aiming to provide integrated primary healthcare services to address the medical and psychosocial needs of Ebola virus (EBOV) survivors living in areas with low medical coverage. A total of 910 medical consultations for 246 EBOV survivors were performed between 7 February 2015 and 10 June 2016...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690076/patient-non-adherence-to-guideline-recommended-care-in-acute-low-back-pain
#14
Jasper D Bier, Steven J Kamper, Arianne P Verhagen, Christopher G Maher, Christopher M Williams
OBJECTIVE: To describe the magnitude of patient reported non-adherence with guideline-recommended care for acute low back pain. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from participants enrolled in the PACE trial, a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of paracetamol for acute low back pain. PARTICIPANTS: Data from 1643 participants with acute low back pain. INTERVENTIONS: Guideline recommendend care including; reassurance, simple analgesia, and the advice to stay active and avoid bed rest...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686915/fluorescence-turn-off-on-probe-based-on-polypyrrole-graphene-quantum-composites-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-paracetamol-and-ascorbic-acid
#15
Xiaotong Liu, Weidan Na, Hua Liu, Xingguang Su
In this work, we presented a novel biosensor for rapid detection of paracetamol and ascorbic acid. The novel biosensor was based on the fluorescent "turn off-on" of polypyrrole/graphene quantum dots (PPy/GQDs) composites. The composites exhibit strong fluorescence emission, which is dramatically enhanced as high as three times than that of pure GQDs. It is found that the fluorescence intensity of PPy/GQDs can be efficiently quenched by N-acetyl-p-benzoquinone (4-AOBQ), the oxidation product of paracetamol (PAR)...
June 23, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684647/hypersensitivity-to-antipyretics-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
#16
REVIEW
Q U Lee
Antipyretics are commonly prescribed drugs and hypersensitivity occurs at rates of 0.01% to 0.3%. Hypersensitivity can be due to immune mechanisms that include type I to IV hypersensitivity. Type I hypersensitivity results from specific immunoglobulin E production following sensitisation on first exposure. Subsequent exposures elicit degranulation of mast cells, culminating an immediate reaction. Non-type I hypersensitivity is a delayed reaction that involves various effector cells, resulting in maculopapular rash, fixed drug eruptions, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis...
July 7, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683172/opioids-for-cancer-pain-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
#17
REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Bee Wee, Sheena Derry, Rae F Bell, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common symptom with cancer, and 30% to 50% of all people with cancer will experience moderate to severe pain that can have a major negative impact on their quality of life. Opioid (morphine-like) drugs are commonly used to treat moderate or severe cancer pain, and are recommended for this purpose in the World Health Organization (WHO) pain treatment ladder. The most commonly-used opioid drugs are buprenorphine, codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, tramadol, and tapentadol...
July 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682524/restorative-effects-of-chrysin-pretreatment-on-oxidant-antioxidant-status-inflammatory-cytokine-production-and-apoptotic-and-autophagic-markers-in-acute-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-an-experimental-and-biochemical-study
#18
Eyup Eldutar, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Sefa Kucukler, Cuneyt Caglayan
Paracetamol (PC) is a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug, but it leads to acute hepatotoxicity at high doses intakes. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of Chrysin (CR) on hepatotoxicity constituted at high doses of PC in rats. Rats were subjected to oral pretreatment of CR (25 and 50 mg/kg b.w.) via feeding needle for 6 days against hepatotoxicity induced by a single dose of PC (500 mg/kg b.w.) administered orally via feeding needles. Although PC increases lipid peroxidation and liver enzyme activities, it has led to reduction of antioxidant enzyme activities...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681267/intravenous-paracetamol-vs-ibuprofen-in-renal-colic-a-randomised-double-blind-controlled-clinical-trial
#19
E Cenker, M Serinken, E Uyanık
Pain management is one of the essentials of emergency care. Renal colic secondary to urinary stone disease forms one of the most intense pain types. The present study aimed to compare the effect of intravenous ibuprofen to paracetamol in ceasing renal colic. This randomised double-blind study was composed of two intervention arms, intravenous paracetamol and intravenous ibuprofen. Study subjects were randomised to receive a single dose of either paracetamol, 1 g in 100 ml normal saline, or ibuprofen (800 mg in 100 ml normal saline) in a blinded fashion...
July 5, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680512/the-presenting-and-prescribing-patterns-of-migraine-in-an-australian-emergency-department-a-descriptive-exploratory-study
#20
Emily Shao, James Hughes, Rob Eley
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common neurological condition that frequently presents to the emergency department (ED). Many medications are available to treat migraine. This study aims to characterize the demographics of patients who present to a large metropolitan ED with migraine, and to identify the medications used in treating this condition. METHODS: This study is a retrospective database interrogation of clinical records, used to collect quantitative data on patient demographics and medication prescriptions in the ED...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
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