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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135584/concomitant-medication-polypharmacy-interactions-and-imperfect-adherence-are-common-in-australian-adults-on-suppressive-art
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Krista J Siefried, Limin Mao, Lucette A Cysique, John Rule, Michelle L Giles, Don E Smith, James Mcmahon, Tim R Read, Catriona Ooi, Ban K Tee, Mark Bloch, John de Wit, Andrew Carr
OBJECTIVES: We quantified concomitant medication (CM) polypharmacy, pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) interactions, adverse effects and adherence in Australian adults on effective ART. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Patients recruited into a nation-wide cohort and assessed for prevalence and type of CM (including polypharmacy, defined as ≥5 CMs), PK or PD interactions, potential CM adverse effects and CM adherence. Factors associated with CM polypharmacy and with imperfect adherence were identified using multivariable logistic regression...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122232/-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-in-patients-attending-a-psychiatry-outpatient-service-a-case-series
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Nathalie Tamayo Martínez, Diego Rosselli Cock
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a condition associated with multiple negative outcomes. People with mental illness might be at increased risk of having it, given that medication given has adverse effects on weight and there are alterations in sleep associated with them; however, there are few studies in this population. OBJECTIVE: Describe the patients and the results of polysomnography ordered based on clinical symptoms in a psychiatric outpatient clinic between 2012 and 2014...
October 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081090/sinomenine-an-alkaloid-derived-from-sinomenium-acutum-potentiates-pentobarbital-induced-sleep-behaviors-and-non-rapid-eye-movement-nrem-sleep-in-rodents
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Jae Hyeon Yoo, Tae-Woo Ha, Jin Tae Hong, Ki-Wan Oh
Sinomenium acutum has been long used in the preparations of traditional medicine in Japan, China and Korea for the treatment of various disorders including rheumatism, fever, pulmonary diseases and mood disorders. Recently, it was reported that Sinomenium acutum, has sedative and anxiolytic effects mediated by GABA-ergic systems. These experiments were performed to investigate whether sinomenine (SIN), an alkaloid derived from Sinomenium acutum enhances pentobarbital-induced sleep via γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic systems, and modulates sleep architecture in mice...
November 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027336/trends-in-utilization-of-benzodiazepine-and-z-drugs-in-israel
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Erez Berman, Sara Eyal, Eli Marom
BACKGROUND: Studies on benzodiazepine (BZDs) as well as Zopiclone and Zolpidem (Z-drugs) utilization are important for estimating the prevalence of medical conditions, providing the basis for pharmacovigilance, and identifying temporal trends of consumption. Such studies that involve the Israeli population have not been conducted yet. PURPOSE: Identify trends over time in utilization of BZDs and Z-drugs in a nationwide population in Israel. METHODS: Data on BZD and Z-drugs utilization (for all indications) for the period 2005 to 2013 were obtained from pharmaceutical companies that distribute BZDs in Israel...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994603/suvorexant-scientifically-interesting-utility-uncertain
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Nicholas A Keks, Judy Hope, Simone Keogh
OBJECTIVE: Suvorexant, a new hypnotic, is indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance, and is used long-term. This paper will briefly review suvorexant. RESULTS: Orexin is a hypothalamic peptide which promotes wakefulness. By blocking orexin receptors, suvorexant induces sleep. Peaking 2 h after ingestion, it has a half-life of 12 h and is hepatically metabolized mainly by CYP3A. Kinetics are not affected by age but concentrations are higher in females and obese patients...
October 1, 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992822/therapy-update-for-insomnia-in-the-elderly
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Sum Lam, Lucy O Macina
OBJECTIVE: To offer an update on insomnia in older adults and treatment options. DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed using the terms "insomnia" and "older adults" was performed. Current guidelines, review articles, and drug database and manufacturer package inserts were utilized to provide relevant information. STUDY SELECTION: All English-language articles from 2012 to February 2017 and their bibliographies were reviewed for relevance. Current guidelines from the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Geriatrics Society's Beers criteria were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953789/benzodiazepines-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-treatment-refractory-symptoms-of-schizophrenia
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Joanna Szarmach, Adam Włodarczyk, Wiesław Jerzy Cubała, Mariusz Stanisław Wiglusz
Antipsychotics are a key intervention strategy in pharmacotherapy in schizophrenia. However, the benzodiazepines are often prescribed to control sleep disturbances, anxiety or hostile behaviour. There is some evidence supporting the combination therapy with antipsychotics and benzodiazepines providing beneficiary treatment effect to the psychosis in positive and negative symptom domains as well as catatonia or adverse reactions to antipsychotic drugs. In particular, in a population suffering from residual symptoms of schizophrenia, in particular anxiety, emotional flattening, being refractory to approved treatment strategies, benzodiazepines as add-on to antipsychotics seem to be an option...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953788/benzodiazepines-in-combination-with-antipsychotic-drugs-for-schizophrenia-gaba-ergic-targeted-therapy
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Adam Włodarczyk, Joanna Szarmach, Wiesław Jerzy Cubała, Mariusz Stanisław Wiglusz
Antipsychotics are a key intervention strategy in pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia. However, benzodiazepines are often prescribed to control sleep disturbances, anxiety or behavioural disinhibition. There is clinical evidence for the beneficial effect of the combined treatment of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines resulting in more favorable treatment outcome in schizophrenia with regard to positive and negative symptoms. This clinical phenomenon seems to be associated with the GABA-ergic activit ythat is believed to be disrupted in the schizophrenia and direct benzodiazepines effect on GABA-A receptors...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921528/practitioner-review-treatment-of-chronic-insomnia-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
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REVIEW
Oliviero Bruni, Marco Angriman, Fabrizio Calisti, Alessandro Comandini, Giovanna Esposito, Samuele Cortese, Raffaele Ferri
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, represent a common problem in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs). Currently, there are no approved medications for insomnia in children by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency and therefore they are prescribed off-label. We critically reviewed pediatric literature on drugs as well as nonpharmacological (behavioral) interventions used for sleep disturbances in children with NDDs. METHODS: PubMed, Ovid (including PsycINFO, Ovid MEDLINE(®) , and Embase), and Web of Knowledge databases were searched through February 12, 2017, with no language restrictions...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915133/complications-and-unplanned-admissions-in-nonoperating-room-procedures
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Kate Leslie, Benjamin Kave
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review complications and unplanned hospital admissions in patients presenting for ambulatory procedures requiring anesthesia care in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites. RECENT FINDINGS: The range of ambulatory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures being undertaken in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites is expanding rapidly. Recent observational studies in gastrointestinal endoscopy confirm low incidences of complications and unplanned admissions...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880357/-the-use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-extreme-agitation
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E Roosens, J P Mulier, G Heylens, J De Fruyt
In clinical practice antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and/or antihistamines are used to calm agitated patients. If agitation persists and patients have contraindications for these substances, then anesthetics, such as propofol, can also be used as well, to serve as a sedative. Our attention was drawn to a particular case in which dexmedetomidine was used as a sedative.<br/> AIM: To study the literature on the use of α2-agonists, such as dexmedetomidine, in the treatment of extreme agitation.<br/> METHOD: We reviewed the relevant scientific literature...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875581/european-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-insomnia
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REVIEW
Dieter Riemann, Chiara Baglioni, Claudio Bassetti, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Leja Dolenc Groselj, Jason G Ellis, Colin A Espie, Diego Garcia-Borreguero, Michaela Gjerstad, Marta Gonçalves, Elisabeth Hertenstein, Markus Jansson-Fröjmark, Poul J Jennum, Damien Leger, Christoph Nissen, Liborio Parrino, Tiina Paunio, Dirk Pevernagie, Johan Verbraecken, Hans-Günter Weeß, Adam Wichniak, Irina Zavalko, Erna S Arnardottir, Oana-Claudia Deleanu, Barbara Strazisar, Marielle Zoetmulder, Kai Spiegelhalder
This European guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia was developed by a task force of the European Sleep Research Society, with the aim of providing clinical recommendations for the management of adult patients with insomnia. The guideline is based on a systematic review of relevant meta-analyses published till June 2016. The target audience for this guideline includes all clinicians involved in the management of insomnia, and the target patient population includes adults with chronic insomnia disorder...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845959/sleep-disorders-restless-legs-syndrome
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REVIEW
Deepa Burman
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common disorder that often is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Patients with RLS describe an urge to move their legs, especially in the evenings and during periods of inactivity. The prevalence of clinically significant RLS is approximately 2% to 3% in adults in Europe and North America. RLS can be an independent disorder or may occur in conjunction with other conditions (eg, iron deficiency, pregnancy, chronic renal failure). Diagnosis is based on clinical history. Routine polysomnography typically is not recommended unless there is suspicion of other sleep disorders (eg, obstructive sleep apnea)...
September 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844889/aiding-sleep-in-type-2-diabetes-therapeutic-considerations
#14
REVIEW
Xiao Tan, Lieve van Egmond, Colin D Chapman, Jonathan Cedernaes, Christian Benedict
Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are more prevalent in patients with type 2 diabetes than in the general population. Both insomnia and OSA have been linked to cardiometabolic alterations (eg, hypertension, increased activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and systemic insulin resistance) that can exacerbate the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes. Improvement of sleep in patients with diabetes could therefore aid the treatment of diabetes. To help health practitioners choose the best clinical tool to improve their patients' sleep without detrimentally affecting glucose regulation, this Review critically analyses the effects of common treatments for insomnia and OSA on both sleep and glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes...
August 24, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844551/safety-and-efficacy-of-high-dose-enteral-intravenous-and-transdermal-clonidine-for-the-acute-management-of-severe-intractable-childhood-dystonia-and-status-dystonicus-an-illustrative-case-series
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V Nakou, K Williamson, T Arichi, D E Lumsden, Steve Tomlin, M Kaminska, J-P Lin
OBJECTIVE: Acute dystonia in children is distressing, painful and can progress to life-threatening status dystonicus. Typical management involves benzodiazepines which can result in respiratory depression requiring PICU admission. Clonidine is less respiratory-depressant, and by facilitating sleep, switches dystonia off. It can also be administered via enteral, continuous intravenous infusion, and transdermal slow release routes. We describe the dose range and safety profile of clonidine management in a case-series of children with severe acute exacerbation of dystonia in a tertiary hospital setting...
November 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844123/use-of-hypnotics-and-the-risk-of-or-mortality-from-heart-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Young-Hyo Kim, Hong-Bae Kim, Do-Hyoung Kim, Ja-Young Kim, Hyun-Young Shin
Background/Aims: Some observational epidemiologic studies have reported conflicting results on the relationship between hypnotics use and the risk of developing and/or dying from heart disease. We investigated these associations using a meta-analysis of available literatures. Methods: We searched the databases PubMed and EMBASE, along with the bibliographies of relevant articles to find additional publications in February 2016. Results: Of 495 articles satisfying our initial criteria, two case-control studies and six cohort studies met our inclusion criteria and were included in the final analyses...
August 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843955/predictors-of-use-of-monitored-anesthesia-care-for-outpatient-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-a-capitated-payment-system
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Megan A Adams, Katherine M Prenovost, Jason A Dominitz, Robert G Holleman, Eve A Kerr, Sarah L Krein, Sameer D Saini, Joel H Rubenstein
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Use of monitored anesthesia care (MAC) for gastrointestinal endoscopy has increased in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as in fee-for-service environments, despite the absence of financial incentives. We investigated factors associated with use of MAC in an integrated health care delivery system with a capitated payment model. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using multilevel logistic regression, with MAC use modeled as a function of procedure year, patient- and provider-level factors, and facility effects...
August 24, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831753/pharmacological-management-of-restless-legs-syndrome-and-periodic-limb-movement-disorder-in-children
#18
Geoffrey Rulong, Thomas Dye, Narong Simakajornboon
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) are under-recognized sleep disorders in children and adolescents. Several recent epidemiological studies have shown that RLS and PLMD are common in the pediatric population, and if left untreated, may lead to cardiovascular and neurocognitive consequences. Therefore, early diagnosis and intervention may help preventing long-term consequences. The management of RLS and PLMD in children involves both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches...
August 22, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807495/the-colorful-spectrum-of-tourette-syndrome-and-its-medical-surgical-and-behavioral-therapies
#19
Jan Roth
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder, more common in males than females, with onset before age 18. TS is characterized by multiple motor tics and one or more vocal/phonic tics, persisting for more than a year. Tics are unvoluntary, abrupt, rapid, repetitive, but non-rhythmic movements or sounds (vocalizations). They are preceded by an inner urge. Tics can be temporarily suppressed, but this leads to a powerful re-emergence. The performance of tics results in immediate but transient relief...
August 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807167/treatment-of-insomnia-with-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine
#20
Amrinder Singh, Kaicun Zhao
Insomnia is a condition with sleep problems and many people suffered from it. Chronic insomnia can last for long time and it will severely affect people's health and the quality of life. In conventional medicine, the most commonly used the medicine is benzodiazepine. It is effective but also has significant side effects. Patients try to use some kinds of alternative medicines. Chinese medicinal herbs and formulas have been used in the treatment of insomnia for more than 2000 years in China. In recent decades, Chinese herbal medicine has been widely used in the Western countries...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
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