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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742625/online-sales-of-unscheduled-pharmaceutical-agents-a-case-report-of-tianeptine-use-in-the-united-states
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Swapnil Gupta, Ryan Wallace, Jordan Sloshower
: Tianeptine is a tricyclic antidepressant that stimulates mu-opioid receptors at high doses. It is marketed and used across Europe and Latin America as an antidepressant, but is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States. In the United States, tianeptine is sold through online health stores as a cognition enhancer, dietary supplement, or as research chemical. We report the case of a 36-year-old man with a history of major depressive disorder, responsive to sertraline, who turned to the unmonitored use of tianeptine purchased online to treat residual feelings of apathy and boredom...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742502/temozolomide-therapy-for-resistant-prolactin-secreting-pituitary-adenomas-and-carcinomas-a-systematic-review
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Mussa H Almalki, Nora Nasser Aljoaib, Maha Jurais Alotaibi, Bayan Saloum Aldabas, Tayba Saleh Wahedi, Maswood H Ahmad, Fahad Alshahrani
Pituitary tumors represent 10-15% of all intracranial tumors; of these, prolactinomas account for 40-50% of cases. Prolactinomas usually respond well to dopamine agonists (DA) as first-line therapy. However, treatment resistance remains a concern. Temozolomide (TMZ) is an oral alkylating agent that has shown promise in treating aggressive pituitary adenomas and carcinomas that are resistant to other therapies. To date, no control trials have been undertaken and only single case reports of pituitary tumors treated with TMZ have been published...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740535/acute-severe-diarrhoea-and-hyponatremia-after-zoledronic-acid-infusion-an-acute-phase-reaction
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Mohammad Shafi Kuchay, Khalid Jamal Farooqui, Ambrish Mithal
Zoledronic acid (ZA), an intravenous aminobisphosphonate, is prescribed widely for postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is a relatively safe drug but may cause adverse effects including acute phase reaction. Oral non-aminobisphosphonates are known to cause diarrhoea that is usually mild and self-limited. Intravenous amino-bisphosphonates are not known to cause diarrhoea. We describe a case of acute watery diarrhoea complicated by severe hyponatremia and hypotension following ZA infusion. The patient needed intensive care for four days...
January 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739760/cyclosporin-a-reversed-chemoresistance-of-a-patient-with-pure-red-cell-aplasia-secondary-to-thymoma
#4
Peng Li, Fengcai DU, Zhaohua Gong, Baohong Hu, Cheng Chi, Hongjin Chu, Jian Chen
This case study reports on a patient who relapsed with thymoma (mixed type) nine years after tumor resection. After four courses of rescue chemotherapy (docetaxel and cisplatinum), the patient was further diagnosed with pure red cell aplasia. It was noticed that cyclosporin A (CsA), which was administered to treat aplasia, could reverse chemoresistance. Its mechanism is not completely clear, but the hypothesis of CsA inhibiting P-glycoprotein mediated drug efflux is the most acceptable.
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739458/effects-of-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-concomitant-aortic-aneurysm-and-malignant-disease
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Marco Leopardi, Evelina Di Marco, Aldo Musilli, Enrico Ricevuto, Gemma Bruera, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to present the results in a consecutive series of patients affected by aortic abdominal aneurysm and to underline the aneurysmal growth and evolution in oncological patients submitted to dedicated oncological medical therapy. METHODS: Between January 2010 and June 2016 we treated in our center 19 patients for coexisting aortic aneurysms (>3cm) and malignancy. We observed patients undergoing oncological treatment and patients who did not undergo medical treatment...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739038/anesthetic-and-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-brugada-syndrome
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REVIEW
Gregory Dendramis, Claudia Paleologo, Giuseppe Sgarito, Umberto Giordano, Roberto Verlato, Adrian Baranchuk, Pedro Brugada
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an arrhythmogenic disease reported to be one among the leading causes of cardiac death in subjects under the age of 40 years. In these patients, episodes of lethal arrhythmias may be induced by several factors or situations, and for this reason, management during anesthesia and surgery must provide some precautions and drugs restrictions. To date, it is difficult to formulate guidelines for anesthetic management of patients with BrS because of the absence of prospective studies, and there is not a definite recommendation for neither general nor regional anesthesia, and there are no large studies in merit...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738868/comparative-evaluation-of-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-and-giemsa-microscopy-with-quantitative-real-time-pcr-technique-in-detecting-malaria-parasites-in-a-holoendemic-region-of-kenya
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Joseph Osoga, John Waitumbi, Bernard Guyah, James Sande, Cornel Arima, Michael Ayaya, Caroline Moseti, Collins Morang'a, Martin Wahome, Rachel Achilla, George Awinda, Nancy Nyakoe, Elizabeth Wanja
BACKGROUND: Early and accurate diagnosis of malaria is important in treatment as well as in the clinical evaluation of drugs and vaccines. Evaluation of Giemsa-stained smears remains the gold standard for malaria diagnosis, although diagnostic errors and potential bias estimates of protective efficacy have been reported in practice. Plasmodium genus fluorescent in situ hybridization (P-Genus FISH) is a microscopy-based method that uses fluorescent labelled oligonucleotide probes targeted to pathogen specific ribosomal RNA fragments to detect malaria parasites in whole blood...
July 24, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737683/increased-risk-of-drug-induced-hyponatremia-during-high-temperatures
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Anna K Jönsson, Henrik Lövborg, Wolfgang Lohr, Bertil Ekman, Joacim Rocklöv
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between outdoor temperature in Sweden and the reporting of drug-induced hyponatremia to the Medical Products Agency (MPA). METHODS: All individual adverse drug reactions (ADR) reported to MPA from 1 January 2010 to 31 October 2013 of suspected drug-induced hyponatremia and random controls were identified. Reports where the ADR had been assessed as having at least a possible relation to the suspected drug were included. Information on administered drugs, onset date, causality assessment, sodium levels, and the geographical origin of the reports was extracted...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737291/nucleoside-reverse-transcriptase-inhibitor-reducing-strategies-in-hiv-treatment-assessing-the-evidence
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REVIEW
C Orkin, J M Llibre, S Gallien, A Antinori, Gmn Behrens, A Carr
Antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, comprising a backbone of two nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) plus another ARV, is the recognized standard of care (SOC), which has helped extend life expectancy in people living with HIV. In a quest to reduce lifelong drug exposure and minimize or avoid the toxicity of NRTIs, "NRTI-reducing" regimens have been investigated. This descriptive review assessing the results of NRTI-reducing strategies from the largest randomized trials focuses on virological efficacy, resistance, regimen safety (in terms of bone mineral density, renal function, lipids and central nervous system function) and simplicity...
July 24, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737202/-euglycemic-ketosis-in-an-adolescent-with-type-1-diabetes-on-insulin-and-dapaglifozin-case-report
#10
Marcia Pereyra A, Cristhian Ramírez, Rossana Román
Dapagliflozin, an insulin-independent sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2-I) induces glycosuria and reduces hyperglycemia in adults with type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: To present an “euglycemic” diabetic ketosis in an adolescent with type 1 diabetes (T1D) receiving dapagliflozin, to alert about the risk of a drug not approved in children nor in T1D. CASE REPORT: A 17 years old adolescent with T1D during 9 years, was started on dapagliflozin 10 mg / day to reduce insulin dose and weight...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737125/taxanes-in-combination-with-platinum-derivatives-for-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer%C3%A2-during-pregnancy-a-literature-review%C3%A2
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Xiaoling Zheng, Yao Zhu, Yunchun Zhao, Shisen Feng, Caihong Zheng
Ovarian cancer is one of the most common types of solid carcinoma diagnosed during pregnancy. Taxane plus a platinum derivative is a combination therapy that is predominantly used in the treatment of ovarian cancer in non-pregnant women. Pregnancy adds various complexities to a course of treatment. In pregnant patients diagnosed with cancer during the first trimester, the risks of fetal malformations and fetal loss increase following the administration of cytotoxic drugs, and this is higher with multi-agent vs...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736981/ketoacidosis-and-sglt2-inhibitor-treatment-analysis-of-faers-data
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Jenny E Blau, Sri Harsha Tella, Simeon I Taylor, Kristina I Rother
BACKGROUND: Regulatory agencies have concluded that sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors lead to ketoacidosis, but published literature on this point remains controversial. METHODS: We searched the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) for reports of acidosis in patients treated with canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, or empagliflozin (from the date of each drug's FDA approval until May 15, 2015). We compared the number of SGLT2 inhibitor-related reports to reports of acidosis in patients treated with the two most commonly used DPP4 inhibitors: sitagliptin and saxagliptin...
July 24, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736976/living-donor-liver-transplantation-for-neonatal-fulminant-hepatitis-due-to-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
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Rodrigo Vincenzi, Eduardo A Fonseca, Karina M O Roda, Gilda Porta, Helry L Candido, Marcel R Benavides, Katia R M Leite, Rogerio C Afonso, Plinio Turine-Neto, Cristiane M F Ribeiro, Paulo Chapchap, João Seda-Neto
Although rare, ALF caused by disseminated HSV infection is associated with high mortality in the neonatal population. This condition is often diagnosed relatively late due to the absence of specific signs. We present a case involving a neonate with ALF submitted to living donor liver transplantation without a prior diagnosis. The patient had no skin or mucosal lesions, and IgM serology was negative for HSV-1 and HSV-2. Immunohistochemical staining of the liver explant was positive for herpes virus infection, and the patient subsequently received antiviral drug treatment, with a good outcome...
July 23, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736245/early-clinical-observations-on-the-use-of-imatinib-mesylate-in-fop-a-report-of-seven-cases
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Frederick S Kaplan, Jeffrey R Andolina, Peter C Adamson, David T Teachey, Jerry Z Finklestein, David H Ebb, Benjamin Whitehead, Benjamin Jacobs, David M Siegel, Richard Keen, Edward Hsiao, Robert J Pignolo
BACKGROUND: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultrarare genetic disorder of progressive, disabling heterotopic ossification (HO) for which there is presently no definitive treatment. Research studies have identified multiple potential targets for therapy in FOP, and novel drug candidates are being developed for testing in clinical trials. A complementary approach seeks to identify approved drugs that could be re-purposed for off-label use against defined targets in FOP...
July 20, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736209/histoplasmosis-presenting-as-laryngeal-ulcer-in-a-post-renal-transplant-male-an-unusual-case-from-india
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P M Jawale, H V Gulwani
Histoplasmosis has variable clinical presentation that mimics various benign and malignant lesions. It is more often associated with pulmonary lesions and disseminated form of disease. Herein, we report a rare case of localized laryngeal histoplasmosis in a 62-year-old Indian man who presented with hoarseness of voice and dysphagia. Post-renal transplant, he was on immunosuppressive drugs for last three years. Laryngoscopy revealed an ulceroproliferative growth at base of tongue, which was extending upto the pyriform fossa...
July 20, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735270/subcutaneous-levetiracetam-for-the-management-of-seizures-at-the-end-of-life
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REVIEW
Anna Elizabeth Sutherland, John Curtin, Victoria Bradley, Olivia Bush, Maggie Presswood, Victoria Hedges, Katrien Naessens
OBJECTIVES: To report the results of a combined case series analysis of subcutaneous levetiracetam (Keppra) for the management of seizures in palliative care patients. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review on the use of subcutaneous levetiracetam was performed, and these data were combined with a prospective observational audit of its use in terminal care undertaken in a regional palliative care network. RESULTS: 7 papers were identified from the literature review-four case reports and three observational case series-reporting on a total of 53 cases where subcutaneous levetiracetam was administered...
July 22, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735217/zopiclone-concentrations-in-oral-fluid-and-blood-after-administration-of-therapeutic-doses-of-zopiclone
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Knut Hjelmeland, Ingebjørg Gustavsen, Elisabeth Leere Øiestad, Åse Marit Leere Øiestad, Gudrun Høiseth, Jørg Mørland
PURPOSE: Little is known about the relationship between concentrations in oral fluid (OF) and blood for the widely prescribed hypnotic drug zopiclone. The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of OF zopiclone concentrations to predict blood zopiclone concentrations in order to introduce OF testing as an alternative to more cumbersome blood testing. METHODS: 16 healthy young male volunteers received capsules of either 5 or 10mg zopiclone on two different study days separated by at least one week...
July 13, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734809/-severe-poisoning-by-traditional-medication-in-the-newborn
#18
A Oulmaati, F Hmami, S Achour, A Bouharrou
The use of traditional products for therapeutic purposes in the newborn cause many cases of severe poisoning, especially in newborns. The aim of this study was to identify the main medicinal plants causing poisoning and emphasize the seriousness of poisonous plants. We report a series of eight newborns admitted for intake of poisonous medicinal plants admitted to the neonatal unit and neonatal intensive care unit at the Fez (Morocco) Hassan II University Hospital in 2014. The reasons for use were dominated by the infant's refusing to suckle...
July 19, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734023/how-do-we-manage-blood-donors-and-recipients-after-a-positive-zika-screening-result
#19
Alexandra Jimenez, Beth H Shaz, Debra Kessler, Evan M Bloch
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is the focus of an ongoing pandemic. ZIKV is notable for its severe neurologic sequelae in babies born to infected mothers. High rates of subclinical infection, as evidenced by the finding of ZIKV RNA in asymptomatic donors, raise concerns of risk to the blood supply. To date, a total of four suspected cases of transfusion-transmitted ZIKV have been reported (all in Brazil), none of which were associated with clinical infection in the transfusion recipients...
July 21, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733750/magnetic-surgery-first-u-s-experience-with-a-novel-device
#20
Ivy N Haskins, Andrew T Strong, Matthew T Allemang, Kalman P Bencsath, John H Rodriguez, Matthew D Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Magnet-assisted surgery is a new platform within minimally invasive surgery. The Levita™ Magnetic Surgical System, the first magnetic surgical system to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, includes a deployable, magnetic grasper and an external magnet that is used to manipulate the grasper within the peritoneal cavity. This system is currently approved for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy with a body mass index (BMI) between 21 and 34 kg/m(2)...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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