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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315692/comprehensive-review-of-cardiovascular-toxicity-of-drugs-and-related-agents
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REVIEW
Přemysl Mladěnka, Lenka Applová, Jiří Patočka, Vera Marisa Costa, Fernando Remiao, Jana Pourová, Aleš Mladěnka, Jana Karlíčková, Luděk Jahodář, Marie Vopršalová, Kurt J Varner, Martin Štěrba
Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in most developed countries of the world. Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, and toxins can significantly contribute to the overall cardiovascular burden and thus deserve attention. The present article is a systematic overview of drugs that may induce distinct cardiovascular toxicity. The compounds are classified into agents that have significant effects on the heart, blood vessels, or both. The mechanism(s) of toxic action are discussed and treatment modalities are briefly mentioned in relevant cases...
January 5, 2018: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309759/kinetics-of-oxytocin-and-deaminooxytocin-displacement-from-the-oxtr-receptor-compartment-in-rat-uterus-ex-vivo
#2
Vladimir Pliska, Guido Jutz
The oil immersion method suggested earlier by Kalsner and Nickerson for analysing actions of sympathomimetic drugs in smooth muscle tissues was applied to isometric preparations of rat myometrium stimulated by oxytocin and deaminooxytocin. An exchange of the aqueous medium by mineral oil allows monitoring the displacement of the peptides from their receptor compartment in absence of free diffusion transport between tissue and organ medium. Exponential analysis of the data from the uterotonic decay phase allows several inferences to be drawn: 1) Transport rate constants (roughly equal for the two peptides) are higher than rate constants of (irreversible) elimination from the receptor compartment...
January 5, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284860/effect-of-locally-administered-dexmedetomidine-as-adjuvant-to-levobupivacaine-in-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-double-blind-controlled-study
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Bikash Bisui, Swastika Samanta, Sumanta Ghoshmaulik, Amit Banerjee, Tirtha R Ghosh, Suman Sarkar
Context: Brachial plexus block is effective with good postoperative analgesia in upper limb surgery has gained importance as it safe, low cost, and maintains stable hemodynamics intraoperatively. To decrease the onset time and prolong the duration of nerve block bicarbonate, opioids (morphine, fentanyl, etc.), sympathomimetic agents (epinephrine, phenylephrine, etc.), α-2 agonists (clonidine and dexmedetomidine), calcium channel blocker (verapamil), magnesium sulfate, etc., were studied with local anesthetics and their isomers...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258026/novel-kinetic-spectrophotometric-method-for-estimation-of-certain-biologically-active-phenolic-sympathomimetic-drugs-in-their-bulk-powders-and-different-pharmaceutical-formulations
#4
Mahmoud A Omar, Khalid M Badr El-Din, Hesham Salem, Osama H Abdelmageed
A simple, selective and sensitive kinetic spectrophotometric method was described for estimation of four phenolic sympathomimetic drugs namely; terbutaline sulfate, fenoterol hydrobromide, isoxsuprine hydrochloride and etilefrine hydrochloride. This method is depended on the oxidation of the phenolic drugs with Folin-Ciocalteu reagent in presence of sodium carbonate. The rate of color development at 747-760nm was measured spectrophotometrically. The experimental parameters controlling the color development were fully studied and optimized...
December 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249517/khat-and-synthetic-cathinones-emerging-drugs-of-abuse-with-dental-implications
#5
REVIEW
Worku Abebe
The rising global availability of the stimulant and euphoric substances, khat and synthetic cathinones, has become a cause for concern in many countries, including the United States. Both substances are illegal in United States, although this has not deterred their use. Besides central nervous system effects, these drugs also cause sympathomimetic and orodental adverse effects, similar to those of amphetamine. Although synthetic cathinones are stronger than khat in most cases, the latter additionally contains tannins, which have astringent effects on tissues components, including those in the oral cavity...
November 22, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249430/prevalence-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-young-women-with-acute-ischemic-heart-disease
#6
Giulio Cavalli, Alessandro Tomelleri, Davide Di Napoli, Elena Baldissera, Lorenzo Dagna
OBJECTIVES: Takayasu arteritis (TA), a systemic vasculitis typically occurring in female patients aged ≤40, can affect coronary arteries and cause ischemic heart disease (IHD). In this study, we investigated the prevalence of TA in young women presenting with IHD in the Emergency Department. METHODS: We evaluated hospital records of 158,860 consecutive female patients aged <40, who accessed the Emergency Department of our institution over 8 consecutive years (2007-2015)...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198060/no-major-role-of-norepinephrine-transporter-gene-variations-in-the-cardiostimulant-effects-of-mdma
#7
Patrick Vizeli, Henriette E Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Matthias E Liechti
PURPOSE: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) is used recreationally and frequently leads to sympathomimetic toxicity. MDMA produces cardiovascular and subjective stimulant effects that were shown to partially depend on the norepinephrine transporter (NET)-mediated release of norepinephrine and stimulation of α1-adrenergic receptors. Genetic variants, such as single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), of the NET gene (SLC6A2) may explain interindividual differences in the acute stimulant-type responses to MDMA in humans...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173782/new-psychoactive-substances-in-pediatric-patients
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REVIEW
Brandon J Warrick, Anita Paula Tataru, Roy Gerona
New psychoactive substances (NPS), namely cannabinoids, cathinones, and opioids, have surged in popularity among school-age children, resulting in serious morbidity and mortality globally. In the last decade, there has been a rapid evolution of NPS resulting in hundreds of new compounds. Little to no evidence for humans is available on most compounds. The clinical presentations of patients intoxicated with cannabinoids and cathinones are highly variable but most commonly present with a sympathomimetic toxidrome, for example, agitation, delirium, and tachycardia...
December 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118839/acute-angle-closure-glaucoma-a-potential-blind-spot-in-critical-care
#9
Anna Petsas, George Chapman, Richard Stewart
We report a case of a 69-year-old gentleman who developed an acutely painful eye with loss of visual acuity whilst on the critical care unit. He was admitted three days previously with an infective exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. In addition, he received intravenous antibiotics, steroids, nebulised bronchodilators and intravenous aminophylline, together with noradrenaline for blood pressure support. On development of visual symptoms, an emergency ophthalmology review diagnosed acute angle closure glaucoma...
August 2017: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104681/association-between-beta-sympathomimetic-tocolysis-and-risk-of-autistic-spectrum-disorders-behavioural-and-developmental-outcome-in-toddlers
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Mengühan Araz Altay, Işık Görker, Rakhshanda Aslanova, Leyla Bozatlı, Nesrin Turan, Petek Balkanlı Kaplan
AIM: To investigate whether maternal intravenous beta-mimetic tocolytic therapy increases the risk of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and poorer behavioural and developmental outcomes. METHOD: Our study is a prospective case-control study among 90 children between 1.5 and three years old. Cases (n = 46) were toddlers with betamimetic tocolytic exposure; control group toddlers (n = 44) were tocolytic untreated. Treated and untreated groups were also divided into subgroups: term and preterm delivered...
October 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084192/transient-left-ventricular-dysfunction-due-to-coronary-spasm-after-spinal-anesthesia-with-bupivacaine-a-case-report
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Marek Słomczyński, Karolina Horbacka, Jarosław Bartkowski, Bartosz Kalawski
Bupivacaine is a long-acting local anesthetic (LA) used for cutaneous infiltration, peripheral nerve blocks, epidural and spinal anesthesia. However, its application may result in cardiovascular complications such as: hypotension, bradycardia, cardiac arrest and toxic myocardial injury. The authors describe a 53-year-old male with a history of cigarette smoking, admitted for an elective inguinal hernia surgery. Before surgery, the patient received subarachnoid injection of bupivacaine (20 mg). After the operation, he developed transient hypotension...
October 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077183/safety-of-the-use-of-xylometazoline-nasal-spray-in-young-children-undergoing-lacrimal-surgery-an-observational-study
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Varajini Joganathan, Bijan Beigi
PURPOSE: It is common practice to prepare the nasal mucosa with decongestant in children undergoing lacrimal surgery. Xylometazoline 0.05% (Otrivine) nasal spray is commonly used. It has been reported to cause cardiovascular side effects. In the absence of formal guidelines on the safety of the use of nasal decongestants in children, we reviewed our practice to answer the question: How safe is preoperative use of xylometazoline in children undergoing lacrimal surgery? To our knowledge, this is the first study to address the potential side effects of the use of xylometazoline preoperatively in children undergoing lacrimal surgery...
October 24, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074414/non-adrenergic-vasoconstriction-and-vasodilatation-of-guinea-pig-aorta-by-%C3%AE-phenylethylamine-and-amphetamine-role-of-nitric-oxide-determined-with-l-name-and-no-scavengers
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Kenneth J Broadley, Harrison D Broadley
Sympathomimetic and trace amines, including β-phenylethylamine (PEA) and amphetamine, increase blood pressure and constrict isolated blood vessels. By convention this is regarded as a sympathomimetic response, however, recent studies suggest trace amine-associated receptor (TAAR) involvement. There is also uncertainty whether these amines also release nitric oxide (NO) causing opposing vasodilatation. These questions were addressed in guinea-pig isolated aorta, a species not previously examined. Guinea-pig aortic rings were set up to measure contractile tension...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020995/sedation-with-propofol-during-ercp-is-the-combination-with-esketamine-more-effective-and-safer-than-with-alfentanil-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Susanne Eberl, Lena Koers, Jeanin E van Hooft, Edwin de Jong, Thomas Schneider, Markus W Hollmann, Benedikt Preckel
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a gastrointestinal procedure that requires a relatively motionless patient during the intervention. Deep sedation by intravenous propofol combined with an opioid has recently become the preferred sedation technique. However, when high doses of propofol are used, side effects, namely respiratory depression, may occur. Esketamine has hypnotic, analgesic, and sympathomimetic effects. Our assumption is that a combination of propofol with esketamine reduces the dosage of individual drugs, thereby minimizing sedation side effects while keeping the same satisfaction level of patients and endoscopists...
October 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987516/cannabis-can-augment-thrombolytic-properties-of-rtpa-case-report-of-an-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-a-heavy-cannabis-user
#15
Amar Shere, Hemant Goyal
Cannabis is one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in the United States and is considered to have several adverse health effects. There is evidence suggesting that its recreational use is associated with both increased cardio- and cerebrovascular events. Recently, multiple cases of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes associated with cannabis use were reported in the literature (Goyal et al., 2017). It has been suggested that cannabis can affect cerebral auto-regulation and vascular tone leading to vasoconstriction and acute ischemic stroke...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952922/renal-transplant-in-abnormal-bladder-treatment-options-and-their-effects-on-graft-outcome
#16
Baher Salman, Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Selim, Tarek Abdelbaky, Sultan Sultan, Ahmed Halawa
OBJECTIVES: Correction of structural urologic disorders and optimization of emptying and storage function of the bladder should be achieved before renal transplant in patients with abnormal urinary bladders to protect the new transplanted kidney. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of renal transplant among the differently treated abnormal bladder patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 30 renal transplant recipients with abnormal bladders who were divided into 2 groups based on abnormal bladder management...
September 26, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931527/sympathomimetic-effects-of-acute-e-cigarette-use-role-of-nicotine-and-non-nicotine-constituents
#17
Roya S Moheimani, May Bhetraratana, Kacey M Peters, Benjamin K Yang, Fen Yin, Jeffrey Gornbein, Jesus A Araujo, Holly R Middlekauff
BACKGROUND: Chronic electronic (e) cigarette users have increased resting cardiac sympathetic nerve activity and increased susceptibility to oxidative stress. The purpose of the present study is to determine the role of nicotine versus non-nicotine constituents in e-cigarette emissions in causing these pathologies in otherwise healthy humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-three healthy volunteers who were not current e-cigarette or tobacco cigarette smokers were studied...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928581/a-comparative-study-of-intravenous-esmolol-labetalol-and-lignocaine-in-low-doses-for-attenuation-of-sympathomimetic-responses-to-laryngoscopy-and-endotracheal-intubation
#18
Ekta Ratnani, Om Prakash Sanjeev, Abhishek Singh, Manoj Tripathi, Hemant Kumar Chourasia
BACKGROUND: Direct layngoscopy and endotracheal intubation is a noxious stimuli and induces sympathomimetic responses. Although well tolerated in healthy subjects, it may impose life threatening arrhythmias, left ventricular failure or rupture of cerebral aneurysm in susceptible patients. Esmolol, Labetalol and Lignocaine attenuate these responses but are associated with side effects of bradycardia, hypotension etc. In lower doses, chances of these side effects are comparatively low. So we designed this prospective clinical trial to assess the efficacy of intravenous esmolol, labetalol and lignocaine in low doses for attenuation of sympathomimetic responses to endotracheal intubation...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919062/progress-and-challenges-in-anti-obesity-pharmacotherapy
#19
REVIEW
Daniel H Bessesen, Luc F Van Gaal
Obesity is a serious and growing worldwide health challenge. Healthy lifestyle choices are the foundation of obesity treatment. However, weight loss can lead to physiological adaptations that promote weight regain. As a result, lifestyle treatment alone typically produces only modest weight loss that is difficult to sustain. In other metabolic diseases, pharmacotherapy is an accepted adjunct to lifestyle. Several anti-obesity drugs have been approved in the USA, European Union, Australia, and Japan including sympathomimetics, pancreatic lipase inhibitors, GABAA receptor activators, a serotonin 2C receptor agonist, opioid antagonist, dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895757/intoxications-in-the-strida-project-involving-a-panorama-of-psychostimulant-pyrovalerone-derivatives-mdpv-copycats
#20
Olof Beck, Matilda Bäckberg, Patrick Signell, Anders Helander
CONTEXT: An increasing number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) of different chemical classes have become available through marketing and sale over the Internet. This report from the Swedish STRIDA project presents the prevalence, laboratory results, and clinical features in intoxications involving 11 stimulant pyrovalerone NPS derivatives over a 5-year period. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of consecutive patients with admitted or suspected intake of NPS presenting to Swedish hospitals for emergency treatment from January 2011 to March 2016...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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