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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644052/a-little-dab-will-do-ya-in-a-case-report-of-neuro-and-cardiotoxicity-following-use-of-cannabis-concentrates
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Shannon S Rickner, Dazhe Cao, Kurt Kleinschmidt, Steven Fleming
CONTEXT: The use of marijuana and cannabis concentrates is increasing, especially following decriminalization in several states. Psychosis and cardiotoxicity have been reported following cannabis use; however, myocardial injury from "dabbing" has not yet been reported. We report a case of hyperthermia, tachycardia, hypertension, severe agitation, neuro-, and cardiotoxicity following the use of "dabs" where there is concomitant confirmatory biological and sample testing. CASE DETAILS: A 17-year-old athletic man developed agitation requiring sedation and intubation for safety, with peak systolic blood pressures in the 190s and hyperthermia (to 102 °F)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632997/epidemiology-of-obesity-and-pharmacologic-treatment-options
#2
Vignesh Shettar, Sarang Patel, Srividya Kidambi
Prevalence of obesity and its related morbidity have increased to alarming levels in adults and children in the United States and globally. Weight loss results in improvement of much of the obesity-related morbidity. Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, increased physical activity, and behavioral therapy form the crux of weight management. However, many individuals need additional assistance (pharmacologic or surgical) to initiate or sustain weight loss. Pharmacologic therapy consists of a number of agents that work by decreasing appetite, gastric emptying, or nutrient absorption or by increasing satiety...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628756/atypical-sympathomimetic-drug-lerimazoline-mediates-contractile-effects-in-rat-aorta-predominantly-by-5-ht2a-receptors
#3
Eldina Rizvić, Goran Janković, Slađana Kostić-Rajačić, Miroslav M Savić
Lerimazoline is a sympathomimetic drug that belongs to the imidazoline class of compounds, and is used as a nasal decongestant. Studies on lerimazoline are rare, and its pharmacological profile is not completely understood. Here, we analyzed the affinity of lerimazoline for dopamine receptor D2, serotonin 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptors and α1-adrenoceptor, and investigated lerimazoline contractile effects in isolated rat thoracic aorta. We also determined the effect of several antagonists on the contractile response to lerimazoline, including prazosin (α1-adrenoceptor antagonist), RX 821002 and rauwolscine (α2-adrenoceptor antagonists), JP 1302 (α2C-adrenoceptor antagonist), methiothepin (non-selective 5-HT receptor antagonist), SB 224289 (5-HT1B receptor antagonist), BRL 15572 (5-HT1D receptor antagonist), and ketanserin (5-HT2A receptor antagonist)...
June 19, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628021/correlation-between-spirometry-dates-and-special-allergen-specific-ige-in-patients-with-bronchial-asthma-in-west-georgia
#4
R Sepiashvili, M Chikhladze, D Khachapuridze, S Gamkrelidze
The study aimed to establish correlation between airway obstruction and specific IgE specificity, managing future treatment in the patients with bronchial asthma, among the population of west Georgia. In the study have been involved 56 patients (among them 24 males and 32 females) of different ages, with diagnostic bronchial asthma (according to GINA recommendation). On the ground of the aim the study included the following steps of allegro-diagnostics: I step - Computerized spirometry by apparatus ,,SPIROLAB 3"...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595525/obesity-induced-hypertension-new-insights
#5
Christina Antza, Stella Stabouli, Michalis Natsis, Ioannis Doundoulakis, Vasilios Kotsis
BACKGROUND: New insights on the relationship between weight loss and hypertension and the role of the newly approved anti-obesity drugs on hypertension will be discussed Methods: Weight loss is a major factor to reduce blood pressure when a patient with excess weight is advised from the health care provider to change his lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle with reduction in body weight, reduction in caloric intake, increased fruit and vegetables consumption and reduced salt intake concomitant with an increase in physical exercise can reduce body weight and hypertension in overweight and obese patients, but not all obese are able to reduce their blood pressure and lose weight without treatment and special dietary care...
June 7, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588484/akrinor-tm-a-cafedrine-theodrenaline-mixture-20-1-increases-force-of-contraction-of-human-atrial-myocardium-but-does-not-constrict-internal-mammary-artery-in-vitro
#6
Benjamin Kloth, Simon Pecha, Eileen Moritz, Yvonne Schneeberger, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Edzard Schwedhelm, Hermann Reichenspurner, Thomas Eschenhagen, Rainer H Böger, Torsten Christ, Sebastian N Stehr
Background: Intraoperative hypotension is a common problem and direct or indirect sympathomimetic drugs are frequently needed to stabilize blood pressure. Akrinor(TM) consists of the direct and the indirect sympathomimetic noradrenaline and norephedrine. Both substances are covalently bound to the phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitor theophylline, yielding theodrenaline and cafedrine, respectively. We investigated pharmacodynamic effects of Akrinor(TM) and its constituents on contractile force and tension in human atrial trabeculae and internal A...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579071/tranylcypromine-in-mind-part-ii-review-of-clinical-pharmacology-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-studies-in-depression
#7
REVIEW
Roland Ricken, Sven Ulrich, Peter Schlattmann, Mazda Adli
It has been over 50 years since a review has focused exclusively on the monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor tranylcypromine (TCP). A new review has therefore been conducted for TCP in two parts which are written to be read preferably in close conjunction: part I - pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, toxicology; and part II - clinical studies with meta-analysis of controlled studies in depression, practice of TCP treatment, place in therapy. The irreversible and nonselective MAO-A/B inhibitor TCP has been confirmed as an efficacious and safe antidepressant drug...
June 1, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574581/the-%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-agonist-mirabegron-increases-human-atrial-force-through-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptors-an-indirect-mechanism
#8
Weilan Mo, Martin C Michel, Xiang Wen Lee, Alberto J Kaumann, Peter Molenaar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mirabegron has been classified as a β3 -adrenoceptor agonist approved for overactive bladder syndrome. We investigated possible cardiac effects of mirabegron in the absence or presence of β-adrenoceptor subtype antagonists. In view of its phenylethanolamine structure we investigated whether mirabegron has indirect sympathomimetic activity by using neuronal uptake blockers. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Right atrial trabeculae, from non-failing hearts, were paced and contractile force measured at 37°C...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551715/direct-comparison-of-the-acute-subjective-emotional-autonomic-and-endocrine-effects-of-mdma-methylphenidate-and-modafinil-in-healthy-subjects
#9
Patrick C Dolder, Felix Müller, Yasmin Schmid, Stefan J Borgwardt, Matthias E Liechti
RATIONALE: 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is used recreationally and investigated as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Methylphenidate and modafinil are psychostimulants that are used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, respectively, but they are also misused as cognitive enhancers. Little is known about differences in the acute effects of equally cardiostimulant doses of these stimulant-type substances compared directly within the same subjects. METHODS: We investigated the acute autonomic, subjective, endocrine, and emotional effects of single doses of MDMA (125 mg), methylphenidate (60 mg), modafinil (600 mg), and placebo in a double-blind, cross-over study in 24 healthy participants...
May 27, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511232/-priapism-in-children-and-adolescents
#10
Abhishek Pandey, Hansjörg Keller
Priapism is a prolonged erection without sexual stimulation. In most cases it requires prompt management in order to avoid long-term consequences such as erectile dysfunction or penile deformity. Priapism is rare in children, but haematological diseases play an important role. The diagnosis is generally not difficult. Blood gas analysis and Doppler sonography are used to establish the form of priapism and determine its further management. The management of low-flow priapism consists of immediate blood aspiration and intracavernosal injection of sympathomimetic drugs as needed...
May 16, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483802/glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-activation-augments-cardiac-output-and-improves-cardiac-efficiency-in-obese-swine-following-myocardial-infarction
#11
Daniel J Sassoon, Johnathan D Tune, Kieren J Mather, Jillian N Noblet, Mackenzie A Eagleson, Abass M Conteh, Joshua T Sturek, Adam G Goodwill
This study tested the hypothesis that glucagon-like peptide-1 therapies improve cardiac contractile function at rest and in response to adrenergic stimulation in obese swine following myocardial infarction. Obese Ossabaw swine were subjected to gradually developing regional coronary occlusion using an ameroid occluder placed around the left anterior descending coronary artery. Animals received subcutaneous injections of saline or liraglutide (0.005-0.015 mg/kg/day) for 30 days following ameroid placement. Cardiac performance was then assessed at rest and in response to sympathomimetic challenge (dobutamine 0...
May 8, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474252/pharmacological-analysis-of-the-increases-in-heart-rate-and-diastolic-blood-pressure-produced-by-s-isometheptene-and-r-isometheptene-in-pithed-rats
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Alejandro Labastida-Ramírez, Eloísa Rubio-Beltrán, Oswaldo Hernández-Abreu, Bruce L Daugherty, Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink, Carlos M Villalón
BACKGROUND: Isometheptene is a sympathomimetic drug effective in acute migraine treatment. It is composed of two enantiomers with diverse pharmacological properties. This study investigated in pithed rats the cardiovascular effects of (S)- isometheptene and (R)-isometheptene, and the pharmacological profile of the more potent enantiomer. METHODS: The effects of i.v. bolus injections (0.03, 0.1, 0.3, 1 and 3 mg/kg) of isometheptene racemate, (S)-isometheptene or (R)-isometheptene on heart rate and blood pressure were analyzed in control experiments...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455489/st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-acute-stent-thrombosis-presenting-as-intractable-hiccups-an-unusual-case
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Fan Zhang, Nosakhare Douglas Tongo, Victoria Hastings, Parisa Kanzali, Ziqiang Zhu, Hal Chadow, Shahrokh E Rafii
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can present with atypical chest pain or symptoms not attributed to heart disease, such as indigestion. Hiccups, a benign and self-limited condition, can become persistent or intractable with overlooked underlying etiology. There are various causes of protracted hiccups, including metabolic abnormalities, psychogenic disorders, malignancy, central nervous system pathology, medications, pulmonary disorders, or gastrointestinal etiologies. It is rarely attributed to cardiac disease...
April 29, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431781/clenbuterol-hydrochloride
#14
Abdulrahman A Al-Majed, Nasr Y Khalil, Ibraheem Khbrani, Hatem A Abdel-Aziz
Clenbuterol (Broncodil and trade) is a direct-acting sympathomimetic agent with mainly beta-adrenergic activity and a selective action on β2 receptors (a β2 agonist). It has properties similar to those of salbutamol. It is used as a bronchodilator in the management of reversible airways obstruction, as in asthma and in certain patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The uses, applications, and the synthetic pathways of this drug are outlined. Physical characteristics including: ionization constant, solubility, X-ray powder diffraction pattern, thermal methods of analysis, UV spectrum, IR spectrum, mass spectrum are all produced...
2017: Profiles of Drug Substances, Excipients, and related Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431779/propranolol
#15
Abdulrahman A Al-Majed, Ahmed H H Bakheit, Hatem A Abdel Aziz, Fahad M Alajmi, Haitham AlRabiah
Propranolol is a noncardioselective β-blocker. It is reported to have membrane-stabilizing properties, but it does not own intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. Propranolol hydrochloride is used to control hypertension, pheochromocytoma, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is also used to control symptoms of sympathetic overactivity in the management of hyperthyroidism, anxiety disorders, and tremor. Other indications cover the prophylaxis of migraine and of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with portal hypertension...
2017: Profiles of Drug Substances, Excipients, and related Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382232/resveratrol-enhances-the-inotropic-effect-but-inhibits-the-proarrhythmic-effect-of-sympathomimetic-agents-in-rat-myocardium
#16
Jesús Hernandez-Cascales
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol is a cardioprotective agent with known antiarrhythmic effects that has recently been shown to inhibit phosphodiesterase (PDE) enzyme activity. Thus, it is possible that resveratrol increases the inotropic effect of sympathomimetic agents, as PDE inhibitors do but, unlike other PDE inhibitors, its effect may not be accompanied by proarrhythmia due to its antiarrhythmic action. This work is aimed to test this hypothesis. METHODS: This is an "in vitro" concentration-response relationship study...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347584/acute-myocardial-infarction-from-coronary-vasospasm-precipitated-by-pseudoephedrine-and-metoprolol-use
#17
Elise M Meoli, Andrew M Goldsweig, Brian J Malm
Pseudoephedrine is a sympathomimetic α- and β-adrenergic receptor agonist that causes vasoconstriction and reduction in edema throughout the nasal passages. Coronary vasospasm associated with pseudoephedrine has been reported in the literature. We discuss the case of a patient with new-onset atrial fibrillation receiving metoprolol for rate control on a background of pseudoephedrine use for allergic rhinitis leading to acute myocardial infarction from multivessel coronary vasospasm. This case illustrates the importance of understanding the pharmacology of potential drug-drug interactions when managing patients with acute cardiovascular syndromes...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347165/synthetic-cathinones-in-southern-germany-characteristics-of-users-substance-patterns-co-ingestions-and-complications
#18
Katrin Romanek, Jochen Stenzel, Sabrina Schmoll, Verena Schrettl, Stefanie Geith, Florian Eyer, Christian Rabe
OBJECTIVE: To define the characteristics of synthetic cathinone users admitted to hospital including clinical and laboratory parameters and the complications of use. DESIGN: Retrospective single-center study of patients treated for acute cathinone intoxication and complications of cathinone use between January 2010 and January 2016. SETTING: A specialized clinical toxicology unit at an academic tertiary care center in Southern Germany serving a population of about 4 million...
July 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341086/recurrent-priapism-gone-wrong-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-and-cardiogenic-shock-after-penile-corporal-phenylephrine-irrigation
#19
S Tyler Constantine, Anand Gopalsami, Gregg Helland
BACKGROUND: Recurrent priapism secondary to sickle cell trait in an African-American male has been reported in the literature. A common treatment for these low-flow priapism cases is aspiration and injection of the corpus cavernosum with a sympathomimetic agent. We report a rare complication not described previously in the literature of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and cardiogenic shock in a 29-year-old male with sickle cell trait undergoing a routine detumescence procedure...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270944/ischaemic-priapism-a-clinical-review
#20
REVIEW
Joanne Ridgley, Nicholas Raison, M Iqbal Sheikh, Prokar Dasgupta, M Shamim Khan, Kamran Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: Ischaemic priapism is a rare condition characterised by little or no cavernosal blood flow, pain and rigidity of the penis. Immediate intervention is required to restore blood flow, prevent necrosis and erectile dysfunction. This review was conducted to determine the best course of treatment and identify areas in current guidelines to which improvements could be made. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed, Ovid, MEDLINE (1946-December 2016) and the Cochrane Library were searched as sources for literature...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
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