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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628850/development-of-postoperative-central-anticholinergic-syndrome-due-to-low-dose-intravenous-fentanyl
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Hojae Cho, Jiyeon Kim
A 37-year-old female patient, 57 kg and 160 cm, underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. In the recovery room, fentanyl 100 mcg was intravenously administered for pain control. Three minutes after the administration, the patient developed intense and uncontrolled myoclonus, lower limb rigidity, agitation, aphasia, and periocular and neck swelling. The myoclonus and rigidity were suspected to be due to the opioid administration, and thus, naloxone was administered, but the symptoms were not improved. The patient's symptoms continued until the patient received administration of physostigmine...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625926/oral-pharmacologic-management-of-overactive-bladder-syndrome-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
Tom Marcelissen, Tina Rashid, Tiago Antunes Lopes, Nicolas Barry Delongchamps, Bogdan Geavlete, Malte Rieken, Jean-Nicolas Cornu, Mohammad Sajjad Rahnama'i
Overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) is a prevalent disorder with a significant impact on quality of life. Despite this high prevalence, there is significant underdiagnosis and undertreatment due to several barriers, including embarrassment, poor communication and low patient adherence. Currently, various antimuscarinic are available in the treatment of OAB. The introduction of mirabegron has broadened the therapeutic approach and combination therapy of both agents can be valuable in clinical practice. Yet, patient adherence to most drugs for OAB is still relatively poor...
April 3, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623108/electrical-neuromodulation-in-the-management-of-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-evidence-experience-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Alejandro Abello, Anurag K Das
Lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) is common and causes a spectrum of morbidity and decreased quality of life (QoL) for patients. LUTD can range from urinary retention to urge incontinence, and includes a variety of syndromes, with the most common and widely recognized being overactive bladder (OAB). The classic treatments of LUTD and OAB comprise different strategies including behavioral therapies, medications and minimally invasive or invasive surgical procedures. Generally, once patients have tried behavioral modifications and oral medical therapy, and have not experienced adequate relief of their symptoms, the next step is to consider minimally invasive therapies...
May 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566264/the-effects-of-cystoscopy-and-hydrodistention-on-symptoms-and-bladder-capacity-in-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
#4
Peter S Kirk, Yahir Santiago-Lastra, Yongmei Qin, John T Stoffel, J Quentin Clemens, Anne P Cameron
AIMS: The use of cystoscopy and hydrodistention in the management of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) varies widely between providers. Current evidence regarding the risks and benefits of hydrodistention, as well as the long term effects of repeated hydrodistention are not well established. We sought to characterize the effects of hydrodistention on IC/BPS symptoms as well as bladder capacity. METHODS: We retrospectively queried our institutional records for patients with non-ulcerative IC/BPS who underwent hydrodistention over an 11-year period to obtain demographic and clinical factors at the time of diagnosis and treatment...
March 22, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282345/-drug-induced-akathisia
#5
Toshiya Inada
Akathisia consists of subjective inner restlessness, such as awareness of the inability to remain seated, restless legs, fidgetiness, and the desire to move constantly, and of objective increased motor phenomena, such as body rocking, shifting from foot to foot, stamping in place, crossing and uncrossing legs, pacing around. Although the broad definition of akathisia includes the inner and motor restlessness observed in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, post-encephalitic parkinsonism, and restless legs syndrome, here we exclusively focus on the narrow definition of antipsychotic-induced akathisia...
December 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274717/no-283-treatments-for-overactive-bladder-focus-on-pharmacotherapy
#6
Roxana Geoffrion
OBJECTIVE: To provide guidelines for pharmacotherapy to treat overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). OPTIONS: Pharmacotherapy for OAB includes anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) drugs and vaginal estrogen. Both oral and transdermal anticholinergic preparations are available. OUTCOMES: To provide understanding of current available evidence concerning safety and clinical efficacy of pharmacotherapy for OAB; to guide selection of anticholinergic therapy based on individual patient characteristics...
January 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184855/dealing-with-complex-overactive-bladder-syndrome-patient-profiles-with-focus-on-fesoterodine-in-or-out-of-the-eau-guidelines
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REVIEW
John Heesakkers, Montserrat Espuña Pons, Philip Toozs Hobson, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler
Overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome is a common, complex, and challenging condition. To assist the management of these patients, the European Association of Urology (EAU) updates its guidelines annually. This review reports the presentations from the symposium titled "Dealing with complex OAB patient profiles: in or out of the EAU guidelines?" held at the 32nd EAU Annual Congress in March 2017 in London. The symposium focused on three groups of OAB patients: women who may also suffer pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM); patients at risk of cognitive impairment; and elderly patients...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123609/anticholinergic-syndrome-induced-by-toxic-plants
#8
Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Emmanouil Sinakos, Despoina Dimopoulou, Christos Vettas, Evangelos Cholongitas, Alexandros Garyfallos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107567/prevalence-correlates-of-areca-use-among-rural-south-indian-schizophrenia-patients-a-comparative-study-with-general-population
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Shashank Arunachal Udupi, Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar, Kudumallige K Suresh, Udupi Arunachala, Jagadisha Thirthalli
Aims of this study were to compare the prevalence of areca use among schizophrenia patients and general population of a south Indian rural community and to study the correlates of areca use among patients. A cohort of 300 schizophrenia patients, who are being followed up as a part of a community intervention program, formed the study group. The control group (n=382) was selected randomly from the general population of this region. Both were interviewed regarding the sociodemographic details, use of areca nut, alcohol and tobacco...
October 24, 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018565/health-related-quality-of-life-and-depression-among-participants-in-the-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-international-collaborative-clinical-alliance-registry
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Annie Chou, John A Gonzales, Troy E Daniels, Lindsey A Criswell, Stephen C Shiboski, Caroline H Shiboski
OBJECTIVE: To examine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and depression among participants in an international Sjögren's syndrome (SS) registry, comparing those with and without SS. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of participants in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA) registry. The 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism SS classification criteria were used to determine disease status. HRQoL was assessed using the Short Form 12, version 2 Health Survey to derive scores for physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS)...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018010/unusual-complications-from-amitriptyline-intoxication
#11
Takeshi Nishimura, Hayato Maruguchi, Atsunori Nakao, Shinichi Nakayama
Althoughtricyclic antidepressants(TCAs) are frequently prescribed to patients with depression, these drugs can also be misused. A 21-year-old comatose patient was referred to our hospital presenting with ventricular tachycardia. Despite initial treatment including intravascular lipid emulsion, ventricular fibrillation occurred soon after arrival. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and therapeutic hypothermia were administered. Refractory arrhythmia disappeared on the next day. A high concentration of amitriptyline was identified in his blood samples on arrival...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986184/no-353-treatments-for-overactive-bladder-focus-on-pharmacotherapy-an-addendum
#12
Roxana Geoffrion
OBJECTIVE: This technical update addendum reviews success rates and comparative evidence of the anticholinergic fesoterodine, as well as mechanism of action, safety profile, success rates, and comparative evidence of the β3 agonist mirabegron in the treatment of non-neurogenic overactive bladder syndrome (OAB). This adds to OAB pharmacotherapy recommendations initially published in 2012. INTENDED USERS: Residents and other trainees, primary care practitioners, gynaecologists, urologists, urogynaecologists, and other health care providers who assess, counsel, and treat women with OAB...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951142/cognitive-deficit-in-patients-with-paranoid-schizophrenia-its-clinical-and-laboratory-correlates
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Mariia Dorofeikova, Nikolay Neznanov, Nataliia Petrova
The aim of this study was to search for correlates of cognitive impairment in patients with paranoid schizophrenia among clinical, demographic, anamnestic and biochemical markers (NSE, S100B protein, BDNF, hs-CRP). Patients with paranoid schizophrenia (n=125) were examined using the Brief Assessment of Cognitive Function in Schizophrenia, the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure task, and a number of clinical scales including the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale. The majority of patients demonstrated cognitive impairment...
September 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913501/acute-poisoning-due-to-ingestion-of-datura-stramonium-a-case-report
#14
Sebastian Daniel Trancă, Robert Szabo, Mihaela Cociş
Datura stramonium (DS) is a widespread annual plant, containing atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine, which can produce poisoning with a severe anticholinergic syndrome. Teenagers ingest the roots, seeds or the entire plant to obtain its hallucinogenic and euphoric effects. We presented the case of a 22 year old male who was admitted to the Emergency Room in a coma after consuming Datura stramonium, 2 hours earlier. The patient presented with fever, tachycardia with right bundle branch block, and urinary retention...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766579/central-anticholinergic-syndrome-after-propofol-sedation-for-upper-gi-endoscopy
#15
Guntram Lock, Alexander Reinhardt, Klaus Waldmann, Uta Menne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756934/postoperative-anticholinergic-poisoning-concealed-complications-of-a-commonly-used-medication
#16
Xiao Chi Zhang, Natalija Farrell, Thomas Haronian, Jason Hack
BACKGROUND: Scopolamine is a potent anticholinergic compound used commonly for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Scopolamine can cause atypical anticholinergic syndromes due to its prominent central antimuscarinic effects. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) 20 h after hospital discharge for a right-knee meniscectomy, with altered mental status (AMS) and dystonic extremity movements that began 12 h after her procedure...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728310/the-effect-of-h2-receptor-antagonist-in-acid-inhibition-and-its-clinical-efficacy
#17
REVIEW
Young Kwang Shim, Nayoung Kim
The first histamine H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) were developed in the early 1970s. They played a dominant role in treating peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). H2RAs block the production of acid by H(+), K(+)-ATPase at the parietal cells and produce gastric luminal anacidity for varying periods. H2RAs are highly selective, and they do not affect H1 receptors. Moreover, they are not anticholinergic agents. Sequential development of H2RAs, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and discovery of Helicobacter pylori infection changed the paradigm of peptic ulcer disease with marked decrease of morbidity and mortality...
July 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690921/risk-factors-for-tremor-in-a-population-of-patients-with-severe-mental-illness-an-18-year-prospective-study-in-a-geographically-representative-sample-the-curacao-extrapyramidal-syndromes-study-xi
#18
Charlotte L Mentzel, P Roberto Bakker, Jim van Os, Marjan Drukker, Michiel R H van den Oever, Glenn E Matroos, Hans W Hoek, Marina Aj Tijssen, Peter N van Harten
BACKGROUND: The aim was to assess incidence, prevalence and risk factors of medication-induced tremor in African-Caribbean patients with severe mental illness (SMI). METHOD: A prospective study of SMI patients receiving care from the only mental health service of the previous Dutch Antilles. Eight clinical assessments, over 18 years, focused on movement disorders, medication use, and resting tremor (RT) and (postural) action tremor (AT). Risk factors were modeled with logistic regression for both current (having) tremor and for tremor at the next time point (developing)...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660750/urinary-manifestations-in-isaacs-s-syndrome-our-experience-in-8-cases
#19
Silvia N Gonzalez Primomo, Leandro Blas, Alicia C Bertotti, Carlos Ameri
INTRODUCTION: Isaacs's syndrome (IS), is a rare neurological disorder, characterized by sustained muscular activity, fasciculations, cramps, myokymia, excessive sweating, and occasional elevation of creatine phosphokinase (CPK) enzyme. AIM: To report our experience in patients with IS and urinary manifestations, describing clinical findings, test's results, and response to treatment. Methods An observational, retrospective analysis of patients with IS and urinary manifestations treated at German Hospital of Buenos Aires between 2001 and 2011 was done...
June 29, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612694/-anticholinergic-syndrome-caused-by-contaminated-herbal-tea-acting-swiftly-to-identify-the-source
#20
C Oerlemans, I de Vries, A J H P van Riel
BACKGROUND: Despite good manufacturing practice and quality control, consumer products can become contaminated. In some cases, this can result in severe and life-threatening intoxication with potentially fatal consequences. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old man and a 28-year-old pregnant woman presented to the Emergency Department with severe anticholinergic syndrome after using a marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) herbal remedy, mixed into hot chocolate drink, to reduce symptoms of common cold...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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