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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615182/fifteen-minute-consultation-pain-relief-for-children-made-simple-a-pragmatic-approach-to-prescribing-oral-analgesia-in-the-postcodeine-era
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David G Mason
What are the most effective doses of simple oral analgesics such as paracetamol and ibuprofen for pain relief in children? Why can't I prescribe codeine phosphate for children anymore? Is oral morphine really a safe alternative to codeine phosphate, and if so what dose should I prescribe? These questions are frequently asked by clinicians who wish to give analgesics to children for pain relief. In this article I will address these questions and describe a pragmatic approach for pain relief using oral analgesics based on the best evidence available and my experience as a consultant paediatric anaesthetist...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613003/systematic-review-pharmacotherapy-for-high-output-enterostomies-or-enteral-fistulas
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REVIEW
F E E de Vries, L F Reeskamp, O van Ruler, I van Arum, W Kuin, G Dijksta, J W Haveman, M A Boermeester, M J Serlie
BACKGROUND: High-output enterocutaneous fistula or enterostomies can cause intestinal failure. There is a wide variety of options in medical management of patients with high output. AIM: To systematically review the literature on available pharmacotherapy to reduce output and to propose an algorithm for standard of care. METHODS: Relevant databases were systematically reviewed to identify studies on pharmacotherapy for reduction in (high-) output enterostomies or fistula...
June 14, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609429/reciprocal-evolution-of-opiate-science-from-medical-and-cultural-perspectives
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George B Stefano, Nastazja Pilonis, Radek Ptacek, Richard M Kream
Over the course of human history, it has been common to use plants for medicinal purposes, such as for providing relief from particular maladies and self-medication. Opium represents one longstanding remedy that has been used to address a range of medical conditions, alleviating discomfort often in ways that have proven pleasurable. Opium is a combination of compounds obtained from the mature fruit of opium poppy, papaver somniferum. Morphine and its biosynthetic precursors thebaine and codeine constitute the main bioactive opiate alkaloids contained in opium...
June 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608417/otolaryngology-practice-patterns-in-pediatric-tonsillectomy-the-impact-of-the-codeine-boxed-warning
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Julie L Goldman, Craig Ziegler, Elizabeth M Burckardt
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine if otolaryngologists at a single children's hospital were adherent to the boxed warning for codeine use in post-tonsillectomy patients and the implications for practice patterns. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. METHODS: Charts from all patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy at a single children's hospital from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2015 were analyzed and stratified according to date (pre- or post-boxed warning) and practitioner type (academic otolaryngologists [AO] vs...
June 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597537/the-challenge-of-complex-drug-use-associated-use-of-codeine-containing-medicines-and-new-psychoactive-substances-in-a-european-cross-sectional-online-population
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Andreas Kimergård, Michelle Foley, Zoe Davey, Elle Wadsworth, Colin Drummond, Paolo Deluca
OBJECTIVE: Misuse of codeine-containing medicines in combination with new psychoactive substances (NPS) is inadequately described. This study characterises codeine consumption amongst NPS users and non-NPS users to provide warning of health issues. METHODS: Online survey conducted between July 2015 and March 2016. RESULTS: Out of 340 respondents, residing in a country in Europe and using codeine recently, 63.8% were female. Mean age: 34.9 years (SD = 12...
June 9, 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597531/attitudes-in-australia-on-the-upscheduling-of-over-the-counter-codeine-to-a-prescription-only-medication
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Jacqui McCoy, Raimondo Bruno, Suzanne Nielsen
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: In December 2016, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration announced that over-the-counter (OTC) codeine would be available by prescription-only in February 2018. Prior to this announcement, the authors aimed to evaluate attitudes among Australian codeine consumers, pharmacists and general medical practitioners (GP) towards the proposed upscheduling of OTC codeine. DESIGN AND METHODS: Public Therapeutic Goods Administration submissions on codeine upscheduling were assessed, and a brief questionnaire was developed to assess the common issues raised...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586638/efficacy-of-codeine-when-added-to-paracetamol-acetaminophen-and-ibuprofen-for-relief-of-postoperative-pain-after-surgical-removal-of-impacted-third-molars-a-double-blinded-randomized-control-trial
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Adrian D Best, R K De Silva, W M Thomson, Darryl C Tong, Claire M Cameron, Harsha L De Silva
PURPOSE: The use of opioids in combination with nonopioids is common practice for acute pain management after third molar surgery. One such combination is paracetamol, ibuprofen, and codeine. The authors assessed the efficacy of codeine when added to a regimen of paracetamol and ibuprofen for pain relief after third molar surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial conducted in patients undergoing the surgical removal of at least 1 impacted mandibular third molar requiring bone removal...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580580/illicit-drug-delivery-via-administration-of-human-blood
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Laura M Labay, Charles A Catanese
The physiological, psychological, and social consequences associated with illicit drug use are well documented. In addition to the effects directly related to the drug(s), the delivery mechanism can precipitate other serious health conditions. A case is reported where an individual stopped by law enforcement was discovered to be in possession of a vial containing a red-colored fluid, which the person stated was blood and contained fentanyl. Analysis by headspace GC, ELISA, and LC-TOF/MS screening in with mass spectral confirmation revealed the presence of several substances, including ethanol, methamphetamine, amphetamine, MDA, 6-monoacetylmorphine, codeine, morphine, alprazolam, delta-9 THC, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and norpseudoephedrine; serology testing verified the fluid was consistent with human blood...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579821/opioid-analgesics-related-pharmacokinetic-drug-interactions-from-the-perspectives-of-evidence-based-on-randomized-controlled-trials-and-clinical-risk-management
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Xiu-Qin Feng, Ling-Ling Zhu, Quan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity results in complex polypharmacy which may bear a risk of drug interactions. A better understanding of opioid analgesics combination therapy used for pain management could help warrant medication safety, efficacy, and economic relevance. Until now there has been no review summarizing the opioid analgesics-related pharmacokinetic drug interactions from the perspective of evidence based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHOD: A literature search was performed using PubMed, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library, using a PRISMA flowchart...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556303/screening-approach-for-identifying-candidate-drugs-and-drug-drug-interactions-related-to-hip-fracture-risk-in-persons-with-alzheimer-disease
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Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Heidi Taipale, Marjaana Koponen, Antti Tanskanen, Piia Lavikainen, Jussi Paananen, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen
PURPOSE: To assess whether a "drugome-wide" screen with case-crossover design is a feasible approach for identifying candidate drugs and drug-drug interactions. METHODS: All community-dwelling residents of Finland who received a clinically verified Alzheimer disease diagnosis in 2005 to 2011 and experienced incident hip fracture (HF) afterwards (N = 4851). Three scenarios were used to test the sensitivity of this approach (1) hazard period 0 to 30 and control period 31 to 61 days before HF, (2) hazard period 0 to 30 and control period 336 to 366 days before HF, and (3) hazard period 0 to 14 and control period 16 to 30 days before HF...
May 29, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549620/the-effect-of-opioid-prescribing-guidelines-on-prescriptions-by-emergency-physicians-in-ohio
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Scott G Weiner, Olesya Baker, Sabrina J Poon, Ann F Rodgers, Chad Garner, Lewis S Nelson, Jeremiah D Schuur
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study is to evaluate the association between Ohio's April 2012 emergency physician guidelines aimed at reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing and the number and type of opioid prescriptions dispensed by emergency physicians. METHODS: We used Ohio's prescription drug monitoring program data from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014, and included the 5 most commonly prescribed opioids (hydrocodone, oxycodone, tramadol, codeine, and hydromorphone)...
May 20, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528945/the-chemical-profile-and-pharmacodynamic-properties-of-extracellular-wollea-saccata-biopolymer
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Martina Šutovská, Michaela Kočmálová, Lenka Pappová, Soňa Fraňová, Andrej Chyba, Jiří Kopecký, Jaromír Lukavský, Vladislav Cepák, Peter Capek
Microalgae organisms are of interest for many biotechnology applications due to the production of a wide range of biologically active compounds. Incubation of Wollea saccata in a large scale afforded a mucilaginous, high molecular weight biopolymer composed of carbohydrate, protein and phenolic compounds. Sugar moiety was rich in hexoses (60%) and 6-deoxyhexoses (31%), while only 9% of pentoses was identified. Methylation analysis revealed about 40 types of methylated sugar derivatives, suggesting a very complex structure of Wollea biopolymer...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527425/effects-of-the-summer-holiday-season-on-uv-filter-and-illicit-drug-concentrations-in-the-korean-wastewater-system-and-aquatic-environment
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Ki Yong Kim, Kalu Ibe Ekpeghere, Hee-Jin Jeong, Jeong-Eun Oh
Seasonal variations in the concentrations of eight ultraviolet (UV) filters and 22 illicit drugs including their metabolites in the Korean aquatic environment were investigated. Seawater samples from three beaches, water samples from two rivers, and influents and effluents from three wastewater treatment plants were analyzed. The UV filter concentrations in the seawater, river water, and effluent samples were 39.4-296, 35.4-117, and 6.84-51.1 ng L(-1), respectively. The total UV filter concentrations in the seawater samples were 1...
August 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520700/fda-warns-against-use-of-codeine-and-tramadol-in-children-and-breastfeeding-women
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May 22, 2017: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512368/-analysis-of-the-phenomenon-of-over-the-counter-drug-abuse-and-not-controlled-herbs-trade-by-polish-adolescents-part-i
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REVIEW
Daria Suchecka, Jolanta Kucharska-Mazur, Katarzyna Groszewska, Monika Mak, Jerzy Samochowiec, Agnieszka Samochowiec
The phenomenon of stupefying by the use of available over-the-counter drugs (OTC) among adolescents is an essential problem in both Poland and throughout the world. Popular analgesics, cold medicine and antihistamines contain psychedelic substances, such as dextromethorphan (DXM), pseudoephedrine/ephedrine, codeine (methylmorphine), dimenhydrinate, paracetamol (acetaminophren) and others. Cases of fatal addiction to dextromethorphan, one of the active substances contained in medicines, e.g., the common cold, have been reported...
May 16, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510996/tramadol-with-or-without-paracetamol-acetaminophen-for-cancer-pain
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REVIEW
Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore
BACKGROUND: Tramadol is an opioid analgesic licensed for use in moderate to severe pain. It is considered as a low risk for abuse, so control regulations are not as stringent as for 'strong' opioids such as morphine. It has a potential role as a step 2 option of the World Health Organization (WHO) analgesic ladder. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and adverse effects of tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer-related pain. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following databases using a wide range of search terms: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS...
May 16, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498553/fundamentals-of-clinical-pharmacology-with-application-for-pregnant-women
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REVIEW
Avinash S Patil, Jessica Sheng, Sarah K Dotters-Katz, Maria S Schmoll, Mitchell Onslow, Rebecca C Pierson
Medication use is common in pregnancy, yet for most medications the optimal formulation and dosage have not been described specifically for pregnant women. Often, adverse effects are only discovered anecdotally or after extensive off-label use occurs. Since pharmacologic research that includes pregnant women is sparse and animal studies are often not applicable to the human fetus, providers must use knowledge of drug behavior and normal physiologic changes of pregnancy to personalize treatment for pregnant women...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492129/codeine-misuse-and-dependence-in-south-africa-perspectives-of-addiction-treatment-providers
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Charles D H Parry, Eileen Rich, Marie Claire Van Hout, Paolo Deluca
BACKGROUND: General practitioners are referring patients with codeine-related problems to specialist treatment facilities, but little is known about the addiction treatment providers, the kinds of treatment they provide, and whether training or other interventions are needed to strengthen this sector. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the perspectives of addiction treatment providers regarding treatment for codeine misuse or dependence. METHOD: Twenty addiction treatment providers linked to the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use and the South African Addiction Medicine Society were contacted telephonically and asked 20 questions...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490343/roadside-opioid-testing-of-drivers-using-oral-fluid-the-case-of-a-country-with-a-zero-tolerance-law-spain
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Inmaculada Fierro, Mónica Colás, Juan Carlos González-Luque, F Javier Álvarez
BACKGROUND: Opioids can impair psychomotor performance, and driving under the influence of opioids is associated with an increased risk of accidents. The goals of this study were i) to determine the prevalence of opioids (heroin, morphine, codeine, methadone and tramadol) in Spanish drivers and ii) to explore the presence of opioids, more specifically whether they are used alone or in combination with other drugs. METHODS: The 2008/9 DRUID database regarding Spain was used, which provided information on 3302 drivers...
May 10, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472697/occurrence-and-fate-of-illicit-drugs-and-pharmaceuticals-in-wastewater-from-two-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-costa-rica
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Ana Causanilles, Clemens Ruepert, María Ibáñez, Erik Emke, Félix Hernández, Pim de Voogt
Chemical analysis of raw wastewater in order to assess the presence of biological markers entering a wastewater treatment plant can provide objective information about the health and lifestyle of the population connected to the sewer system. This work was performed in a tropical country of Central America, Costa Rica, with the aim of extending this knowledge to new world regions. This work is the first to report wastewater-based epidemiological data on the use of illicit drugs in this region of the world. Composite wastewater samples from the influents of two different wastewater treatment facilities and surface water samples from surrounding areas were collected applying the best practice protocol and analysed to investigate the occurrence and fate of selected illicit drugs of abuse and pharmaceuticals...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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