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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916283/deuterated-d6-dextromethorphan-elicits-antidepressant-like-effects-in-mice
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Linda Nguyen, Anna L Scandinaro, Rae R Matsumoto
The over-the-counter antitussive dextromethorphan (DM) may have rapid antidepressant actions based on its overlapping pharmacology with ketamine, which has shown fast antidepressant effects but whose widespread use remains limited by problematic side effects. We have previously shown that DM produces antidepressant-like effects in the forced swim test (FST) and tail suspension test (TST) that are mediated in part through α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic (AMPA) and sigma-1 receptors, two protein targets associated with a faster onset of antidepressant efficacy...
September 12, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888327/vicarious-social-defeat-stress-induces-depression-related-outcomes-in-female-mice
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Sergio D Iñiguez, Francisco J Flores-Ramirez, Lace M Riggs, Jason B Alipio, Israel Garcia-Carachure, Mirella A Hernandez, David O Sanchez, Mary Kay Lobo, Peter A Serrano, Stephen H Braren, Samuel A Castillo
BACKGROUND: Stress is a prevailing risk factor for mood-related illnesses, wherein women represent the majority of those affected by major depression. Despite the growing literature suggesting that affective disorders can arise after a traumatic event is vicariously experienced, this relationship remains understudied in female subjects at the preclinical level. Thus, the objective of the current investigation was to examine whether exposure to emotional and/or psychological stress (ES) mediates depression-related outcomes in female mice...
July 29, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877137/a-systematic-review-of-nmda-receptor-antagonists-for-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-clinical-practice
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Rohit Aiyer, Neel Mehta, Semih Gungor, Amitabh Gulati
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA) receptor antagonists for neuropathic pain and review literature to determine if specific pharmacologic agents provide adequate neuropathic pain relief. METHODS: Literature was reviewed on PubMed using a variety of key words for 8 NMDA receptor antagonists. These key words include: "Ketamine and Neuropathy", "Ketamine and Neuropathic Pain", "Methadone and Neuropathy", "Methadone and Neuropathic Pain", "Memantine and Neuropathic pain", "Memantine and Neuropathy", "Amantadine and Neuropathic Pain", "Amantadine and Neuropathy", "Dextromethorphan and Neuropathic Pain", "Dextromethorphan and Neuropathy", "Carbamazepine and Neuropathic Pain", "Carbamazepine and Neuropathy", "Valproic Acid and Neuropathy", "Valproic Acid and Neuropathic Pain", "Phenytoin and Neuropathy" and "Phenytoin and Neuropathic Pain"...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872639/gene-expression-associated-with-suicide-attempts-in-us-veterans
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J D Flory, D Donohue, S Muhie, R Yang, S A Miller, R Hammamieh, K Ryberg, R Yehuda
According to a recent report from the Office of Suicide Prevention in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans represent 8.5% of the US population, but account for 18% of all deaths from suicide. The aim of this study of psychiatric patients (n=39; 87% male) was to compare blood gene expression data from veterans with a history of one or more suicide attempts to veterans who had never attempted suicide. The attempter and non-attempter groups were matched for age and race/ethnicity, and both groups included veterans with a diverse psychiatric history that included posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance-use disorders...
September 5, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853229/average-spectral-power-changes-at-the-hippocampal-electroencephalogram-in-schizophrenia-model-induced-by-ketamine
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Luis Rafael L Sampaio, Lucas T N Borges, Joyse M F Silva, Francisca Roselin O de Andrade, Talita M Barbosa, Tatiane Q Oliveira, Danielle Macedo, Ricardo F Lima, Leonardo Pimentel Dantas, Manoel Cláudio Azevedo Patrocinio, Otoni C do Vale, Silvania Mendes M de Vasconcelos
The use of ketamine (Ket) as a pharmacological model of schizophrenia is an important tool for understanding the main mechanisms of glutamatergic regulated neural oscillations. Thus, the aim of the current study was to evaluate Ket induced changes in the average spectral power using the hippocampal quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG). To this end, male Wistar rats were submitted to a stereotactic surgery for the implantation of an electrode in the right hippocampus. After three days, the animals were divided into 4 groups that were treated for 10 consecutive days with Ket (10, 50 or 100 mg/kg)...
August 29, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843752/molecular-and-cellular-dissection-of-nmda-receptor-subtypes-as-antidepressant-targets
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Lang, Anne S Mallien, Andrei-Nicolae Vasilescu, Dimitri Hefter, Alessia Luoni, Marco A Riva, Stefan Borgwardt, Rolf Sprengel, Undine E Lang, Peter Gass, Dragos Inta
A growing body of evidence supports the idea that drugs targeting the glutamate system may represent a valuable therapeutic alternative in major depressive disorders (MDD). The rapid and prolonged mood elevating effect of the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) antagonist ketamine has been studied intensely. However, its clinical use is hampered by deleterious side-effects, such as psychosis. Therefore, a better understanding of the mechanisms of the psychotropic effects after NMDAR blockade is necessary to develop glutamatergic antidepressants with improved therapeutic profile...
August 23, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838328/backing-into-the-future-pharmacological-approaches-to-the-management-of-resistant-depression
#7
P J Cowen
Pragmatic studies indicate that a substantial number of depressed patients do not remit with current first-line antidepressant treatments and after two failed treatment steps the chance of remission with subsequent therapies is around 15%. This paper focuses on current evidence for pharmacological treatments in resistant depression as well as possible future developments. For patients who have failed to respond to two antidepressant trials, augmentation with atypical antipsychotic drugs, specifically quetiapine and aripiprazole, has the best evidence for efficacy, though older treatments such as lithium and triiodothyronine still have utility...
August 25, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835456/systematic-review-of-pharmacological-therapies-for-the-management-of-ischaemic-pain-in-patients-with-non-reconstructable-critical-limb-ischaemia
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REVIEW
Áine Ní Laoire, Fliss E M Murtagh
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischaemia (CLI) is a severe manifestation of peripheral arterial disease, characterised by chronic ischaemic rest pain, ulcers or gangrene. Management of ischaemic pain is challenging in patients with no options for revascularisation and optimal pharmacological therapies have not been established. OBJECTIVES: To identify and evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacological therapies to treat ischaemic pain secondary to non-reconstructable CLI...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814125/recreational-drug-use-at-a-major-music-festival-trend-analysis-of-anonymised-pooled-urine
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Lotte Christine Groth Hoegberg, Cecilie Christiansen, Jesper Soe, Rasmus Telving, Mette Findal Andreasen, Dan Staerk, Lona Louring Christrup, Kenneth Thermann Kongstad
OBJECTIVE: The spread of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has expanded rapidly in the last decade. The complexity of the pharmacological effects of NPS challenges the traditional treatment guidelines, and information of the emergence of new arrivals is valuable. Our knowledge on the actual range of recreational drugs used and NPS available in Denmark is limited as identification is possible only when consumers become patients in the healthcare system or through drug seizures. We aimed to detect classical recreational drugs and NPS in the urine of music festival attendees and evaluate if the use of NPS could have been predicted by comparing study data with drug seizure data from the previous year published by European and Danish health authorities...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750729/-preparation-of-sedation-analgesia-procedures-in-spanish-paediatric-emergency-departments-a-descriptive-study
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Concepción Míguez, Niki Oikonomopoulou, Jorge Lorente, Paula Vázquez
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to describe the current practice regarding the preparation of the sedation-analgesia (SA) procedures performed in the paediatric emergency centres in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A multicentre, observational and prospective analytical study was carried out on the SA procedures that were performed on children under 18 years-old in 18 paediatric emergency departments between February 2015 and January 2016. RESULTS: A total of 658 SA procedures were registered in 18 hospitals of Spain, most of them to children older than 24 months...
July 24, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742427/a-comparison-of-multimodal-analgesic-approaches-in-institutional-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-for-colorectal-surgery-pharmacological-agents
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Erik M Helander, Michael P Webb, Meghan Bias, Edward E Whang, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS(®)) protocols are the cornerstone of improved recovery after colorectal surgery. Their implementation leads to reduced morbidity and shorter hospital stays while attenuating the surgical stress response. Multimodal analgesia is an important part of ERAS protocols. We compared and contrasted protocols from 15 institutions to test our hypothesis that there is a fundamental consensus among them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ERAS protocols for open and laparoscopic colorectal surgery were compared from 15 different healthcare facilities...
September 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735534/investigation-and-application-of-a-new-passive-sampling-technique-for-in-situ-monitoring-of-illicit-drugs-in-waste-waters-and-rivers
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Changsheng Guo, Tingting Zhang, Song Hou, Jiapei Lv, Yuan Zhang, Fengchang Wu, Zhendong Hua, Wei Meng, Hao Zhang, Jian Xu
Illicit drugs constitute a class of emerging contaminants that has been drawing significant concern due to its potent pharmacological and biological activities. In this study, an in situ passive sampling approach that uses diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) was successfully tested for measuring ketamine (KET), methamphetamine (METH), and amphetamine (AMP) in water. The diffusion coefficients of KET, METH, and AMP in diffusive gel were (8.13 ± 0.12) × 10(-6), (8.55 ± 0.14) × 10(-6), and (7.72 ± 0.18) × 10(-6) cm(2) s(-1) at 22 °C, respectively...
August 4, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718892/methoxetamine-affects-brain-processing-involved-in-emotional-response-in-rats
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M T Zanda, P Fadda, S Antinori, M Di Chio, W Fratta, C Chiamulera, L Fattore
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Methoxetamine (MXE) is a novel psychoactive substance that is emerging on the Internet and induces dissociative effects and acute toxicity. Its pharmacological effects have not yet been adequately investigated. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We examined a range of behavioural effects induced by acute administration of MXE (0.5-5 mg·kg(-1) ; i.p.) in rats and whether it causes rapid neuroadaptive molecular changes. KEY RESULTS: MXE (0...
October 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701926/glutamate-deregulation-in-ketamine-induced-psychosis-a-potential-role-of-psd95-nmda-receptor-and-pmca-interaction
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Malwina Lisek, Bozena Ferenc, Maciej Studzian, Lukasz Pulaski, Feng Guo, Ludmila Zylinska, Tomasz Boczek
Ketamine causes psychotic episodes and is often used as pharmacological model of psychotic-like behavior in animals. There is increasing evidence that molecular mechanism of its action is more complicated than just N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor antagonism and involves interaction with the components of calcium homeostatic machinery, in particular plasma membrane calcium pump (PMCA). Therefore, in this study we aimed to characterize brain region-specific effects of ketamine on PMCA activity, interaction with NMDA receptor through postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD95) scaffolding proteins and glutamate release from nerve endings...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695335/glutamatergic-system-and-mtor-signaling-pathway-participate-in-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-inosine-in-the-tail-suspension-test
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Filipe Marques Gonçalves, Vivian Binder Neis, Débora Kurrle Rieger, Tanara V Peres, Mark William Lopes, Isabella A Heinrich, Ana Paula Costa, Ana Lúcia S Rodrigues, Manuella P Kaster, Rodrigo Bainy Leal
Glutamatergic system and mTOR signaling pathway have been proposed to be important targets for pharmacological treatment of major depressive disorder. Previous studies have shown that inosine, an endogenous purine, is able to exert a remarkable antidepressant-like effect in mice. Nevertheless, the role of glutamatergic system and mTOR in this effect was not previously determined. This study was designed to investigate the possible modulation of NMDA receptors (NMDAR), AMPA receptors (AMPAR) and mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway in the inosine anti-immobility effect in the tail suspension test (TST) in mice...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694097/behavioural-pharmacology-of-the-%C3%AE-5-gabaa-receptor-antagonist-s44819-enhancement-and-remediation-of-cognitive-performance-in-preclinical-models
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István Gacsályi, Krisztina Móricz, Gábor Gigler, János Wellmann, Katalin Nagy, István Ling, József Barkóczy, József Haller, Jeremy J Lambert, Gábor Szénási, Michael Spedding, Ferenc A Antoni
Previous work has shown that S44819 is a novel GABAA receptor (GABAAR) antagonist, which is selective for extrasynaptic GABAARs incorporating the α5 subunit (α5-GABAARs). The present study reports on the preclinical neuropsychopharmacological profile of S44819. Significantly, no sedative or pro-convulsive side effects of S44819 were found at doses up to 30 mg/kg i.p. Object recognition (OR) memory in intact mice was enhanced by S44819 (0.3 mg/kg p.o.) given before the acquisition trial. Mice treated with phencyclidine for two weeks and tested six days after the cessation of treatment failed to show OR memory...
July 8, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674271/pharmacological-properties-of-various-anesthetic-protocols-in-10-day-old-neonatal-rats
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Atsushi Tsukamoto, Yui Konishi, Takako Kawakami, Chiharu Koibuchi, Reiichiro Sato, Eiichi Kanai, Tomo Inomata
In general, the anesthesia in neonates involves high risk. Although hypothermic anesthesia is recommended in rats up to the age of 7 days, neonatal anesthesia for later periods has not been standardized. The present study investigated the pharmacological properties of conventional anesthetic protocols in 10-day-old SD rats. The rats were anesthetized with four anesthetics: a combination of ketamine and xylazine (K/X); a combination of medetomidine, midazolam, and butorphanol (M/M/B); isoflurane; and sevoflurane...
June 30, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670835/role-of-the-spinal-trkb-nmda-receptor-link-in-the-bdnf-induced-long-lasting-mechanical-hyperalgesia-in-the-rat-a-behavioural-study
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J L Marcos, D Galleguillos, T Pelissier, A Hernández, L Velásquez, L Villanueva, L Constandil
BACKGROUND: Intrathecal/intracisternal BDNF in rodents produces long-lasting hyperalgesia/allodynia, which implies BDNF plays a role in the establishment and maintenance of central sensitization. Both self-regeneration of endogenous BDNF and neuroplastic modifications of spinal NMDA receptors downstream TrkB signalling could be involved in such enduring hyperalgesia. We investigated to what extent BDNF by itself could participate in the generation and maintenance of mechanical hyperalgesia using pharmacological tools...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659769/propofol-sevoflurane-and-ketamine-induce-a-reversible-increase-in-delta-gamma-and-theta-gamma-phase-amplitude-coupling-in-frontal-cortex-of-rat
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Dinesh Pal, Brian H Silverstein, Lana Sharba, Duan Li, Viviane S Hambrecht-Wiedbusch, Anthony G Hudetz, George A Mashour
Studies from human and non-human species have demonstrated a breakdown of functional corticocortical connectivity during general anesthesia induced by anesthetics with diverse molecular, neurophysiological, and pharmacological profiles. Recent studies have demonstrated that changes in long-range neural communication, and by corollary, functional connectivity, might be influenced by cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between the phase of slow oscillations and the amplitude of local fast oscillations. Phase-amplitude coupling (PAC) between slow oscillations and alpha rhythm during general anesthesia reveal distinct patterns depending on the anesthetic...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634445/antioxidant-treatment-with-n-acetyl-cysteine-prevents-the-development-of-cognitive-and-social-behavioral-deficits-that-result-from-perinatal-ketamine-treatment
#20
Aarron Phensy, Hasmik E Duzdabanian, Samantha Brewer, Anurag Panjabi, Christopher Driskill, Annuska Berz, George Peng, Sven Kroener
Alterations of the normal redox state can be found in all stages of schizophrenia, suggesting a key role for oxidative stress in the etiology and maintenance of the disease. Pharmacological blockade of N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors can disrupt natural antioxidant defense systems and induce schizophrenia-like behaviors in animals and healthy human subjects. Perinatal administration of the NMDA receptor (NMDAR) antagonist ketamine produces persistent behavioral deficits in adult mice which mimic a range of positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms that characterize schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
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