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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149140/optimization-of-postoperative-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-with-opioid-dexmedetomidine-combinations-an-updated-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ke Peng, Juan Zhang, Xiao-Wen Meng, Hua-Yue Liu, Fu-Hai Ji
BACKGROUND: It is still a challenge to optimize postoperative pain management. The effects of adding dexmedetomidine (DEX) to opioid-based postoperative intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) are not fully understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of opioid-DEX combinations for postoperative PCA, and a trial sequential analysis (TSA) is utilized to evaluate the robustness of the current evidence. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142478/chronic-opioids-in-gastroparesis-relationship-with-gastrointestinal-symptoms-healthcare-utilization-and-employment
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Asad Jehangir, Henry P Parkman
AIM: To examine the relationship of chronic scheduled opioid use on symptoms, healthcare utilization and employment in gastroparesis (Gp) patients. METHODS: Patients referred to our tertiary care academic center from May 2016 to July 2017, with established diagnosis or symptoms suggestive of Gp filled out the Patient Assessment of Upper GI Symptoms, abdominal pain and demographics questionnaires, and underwent gastric emptying and blood tests. They were asked about taking pain medicines and the types, doses, and duration...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134767/availability-and-approval-of-cannabis-based-medicines-for-chronic-pain-management-and-palliative-supportive-care-in-europe-a-survey-of-the-status-in-the-chapters-of-the-european-pain-federation
#3
N Krcevski-Skvarc, C Wells, W Häuser
BACKGROUND: There is considerable public and political interest in the use of cannabis products for medical purposes. METHODS: The task force of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) conducted a survey with its national chapters representatives on the status of approval of all types of cannabis-based medicines, the covering of costs and the availability of a position paper of a national medical association on the use of medical cannabis for chronic pain and for symptom control in palliative/supportive care...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132524/hepatitis-a-and-b-infections
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REVIEW
Jennifer Thuener
Hepatitis A virus causes acute viral hepatitis, presenting with jaundice, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms are self-limited and treated symptomatically. Routine vaccination of infants has greatly reduced the incidence in the United States. Vaccination is recommended for all infants and adults at increased risk. Hepatitis B virus can cause acute and chronic viral hepatitis. Acute hepatitis B is usually self-limited, but can develop into a chronic infection. Patients are at highest risk for developing chronic disease if they are infected at a younger age...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132050/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-review-of-the-literature-and-of-cases-reported-to-the-french-addictovigilance-network
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REVIEW
Benoît Schreck, Nicolas Wagneur, Pascal Caillet, Marie Gérardin, Jennyfer Cholet, Michel Spadari, Nicolas Authier, Juliana Tournebize, Marion Gaillard, Anais Serre, Louise Carton, Stéphanie Pain, Pascale Jolliet, Caroline Victorri-Vigneau
BACKGROUND: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a variant of cyclical vomiting syndrome in a context of chronic cannabis usage. Our aim was to compare French cases to those identified in the international literature in order to further our knowledge of the clinical criteria, pathophysiology and treatments for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. METHODS: We analysed cases reported in the international literature up to 30 June 2017, obtained from the MEDLINE, PsycINFO and The Cochrane Library databases; we selected relevant articles based on title and abstract...
November 7, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127772/interventions-for-treating-collagenous-colitis
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REVIEW
Tahir S Kafil, Tran M Nguyen, Petrease H Patton, John K MacDonald, Nilesh Chande, John Wd McDonald
BACKGROUND: Collagenous colitis is a cause of chronic diarrhea. This updated review was performed to identify therapies for collagenous colitis that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the benefits and harms of treatments for collagenous colitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Register, MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to 7 November 2016...
November 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122973/capsaicin-cream-for-treatment-of-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-in-adolescents-a-case-series
#7
Jessica Graham, Michael Barberio, George Sam Wang
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is an underrecognized diagnosis among adolescents. In the adult literature, it is characterized as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain in patients with chronic marijuana use. CHS is often refractory to the standard treatment of nausea and vomiting. Unconventional antiemetics, such as haloperidol, have been successful in alleviating symptoms; however, even 1 dose of haloperidol can lead to grave adverse effects, such as dystonia, extrapyramidal reactions, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome...
November 9, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119763/-systematic-review-of-safeness-and-therapeutic-efficacy-of-cannabis-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-neuropathic-pain-and-in-oncological-patients-treated-with-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Laura Amato, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Elena Parmelli, Rosella Saulle, Fabio Cruciani, Simona Vecchi, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND: medical cannabis refers to the use of cannabis or cannabinoids as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms. In the United States, 23 states and Washington DC (May 2015) have introduced laws to permit the medical use of cannabis. Within the European Union, medicinal cannabis laws and praxis vary wildly between Countries. OBJECTIVES: to provide evidence for benefits and harms of cannabis (including extracts and tinctures) treatment for adults in the following indications: control of spasticity and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis; control of pain in patients with chronic neuropathic pain; control of nausea and vomiting in adults with cancer receiving chemotherapy...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115151/sofosbuvir-velpatasvir-voxilaprevir-a-pan-genotypic-direct-acting-antiviral-combination-for-hepatitis-c
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Elias B Chahine, Denise Kelley, Lindsey M Childs-Kean
OBJECTIVES: To review the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. DATA SOURCES: A literature search through PubMed was conducted (August 2010 to August 2017) using the terms GS-9857, voxilaprevir, and NS3/4A protease inhibitor. STUDY SELECTION/DATA EXTRACTION: Studies of sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir were identified. DATA SYNTHESIS: Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir is indicated for adult patients with chronic HCV without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis who have (1) genotype 1 through 6 and have previously been treated with an NS5A inhibitor or (2) genotype 1a or 3 and have previously been treated with sofosbuvir without an NS5A inhibitor...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111115/aprepitant-has-mixed-effects-on-nausea-and-reduces-other-symptoms-in-patients-with-gastroparesis-and-related-disorders
#10
Pankaj J Pasricha, Katherine P Yates, Irene Sarosiek, Richard W McCallum, Thomas L Abell, Kenneth L Koch, Linda Anh B Nguyen, William J Snape, William L Hasler, John O Clarke, Sameer Dhalla, Ellen M Stein, Linda A Lee, Laura A Miriel, Mark L Van Natta, Madhusudan Grover, Gianrico Farrugia, James Tonascia, Frank A Hamilton, Henry P Parkman
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There are few effective treatments for nausea and other symptoms in patients with gastroparesis and related syndromes. We performed a randomized trial of the ability of the neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist aprepitant to reduce symptoms in patients with chronic nausea and vomiting due to gastroparesis or gastroparesis-like syndrome. METHODS: We conducted a 4-week multicenter, double-masked trial of 126 patients with at leastmoderate symptoms of chronic nausea and vomiting of presumed gastric origin for at least 6 months...
October 27, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106876/early-signs-and-symptoms-of-intracranial-complications-of-otitis-media-in-pediatric-and-adult-patients-a-different-presentation
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N A Van der Poel, E van Spronsen, D A Dietz de Loos, F A Ebbens
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review the clinical presentation and early signs and symptoms of otogenic intracranial complications (OIC) in children and adults. METHODS: retrospective chart review. The medical records of all children and adults admitted in our center with OIC during the period 2008-2017 were reviewed. Data concerning clinical presentation, treatment and outcomes were reviewed and analyzed. RESULTS: We included 47 patients with OIC: 21 children (range 1-13 years) and 26 adults (range 22-71 years)...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104694/health-effects-associated-with-exposure-to-anesthetic-gas-nitrous-oxide-n2o-in-clinical-hospital-shtip-personel
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Bilijana Eftimova, Marija Sholjakova, Dejan Mirakovski, Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
AIM: To show certain health effects associated with acute and chronic exposure to nitrous oxide of staff of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care at the Clinical Hospital in Shtip. METHODS: A transversal study was conducted, that include 43 health workers (23 - exposed and 20 - unexposed). Personal exposure to nitrous oxide for this group members was assessed through continuous measurement over 8 hours shift within breathing zone of the subjects involved, using handheld electrochemical instrument with datalogging option direct...
October 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101402/effect-of-sertraline-on-depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-without-dialysis-dependence-the-cast-randomized-clinical-trial
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S Susan Hedayati, L Parker Gregg, Thomas Carmody, Nishank Jain, Marisa Toups, A John Rush, Robert D Toto, Madhukar H Trivedi
Importance: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is prevalent among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and is associated with morbidity and mortality. The efficacy and adverse events of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in these patients are unknown. Objective: To determine whether treatment with sertraline improves depressive symptoms in patients with CKD and MDD. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Chronic Kidney Disease Antidepressant Sertraline Trial (CAST) was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 201 patients with stage 3, 4, or 5 non-dialysis-dependent CKD, who were enrolled at 3 US medical centers...
November 3, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098567/oxycodone-naloxone-prolonged-release-a-review-in-severe-chronic-pain
#14
Esther S Kim
Oral oxycodone/naloxone prolonged release (PR) [Targin(®), Targinact(®), Targiniq(®)] is a 12-hourly opioid receptor agonist and opioid receptor antagonist fixed-dose combination product that is approved in countries in the EU for the management of severe pain (adequately manageable only with opioid analgesics) in adults. Oral naloxone prevents oxycodone from binding to μ-receptors in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, thereby counteracting opioid-induced constipation (OIC). In short-term (5- to 12-week) clinical trials of adults with moderate to severe, chronic pain and OIC (OXN3001, OXN3006, OXN3506), oxycodone/naloxone PR significantly improved OIC while providing noninferior analgesia relative to oxycodone PR; results were consistent between cancer and non-cancer patients in OXN3506...
December 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098341/acute-administration-of-roflumilast-enhances-sensory-gating-in-healthy-young-humans-in-a-randomized-trial
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Pim R A Heckman, Marlies A Van Duinen, Arjan Blokland, Tolga Uz, Jos Prickaerts, Anke Sambeth
INTRODUCTION: Sensory gating is a process involved in early information processing which prevents overstimulation of higher cortical areas by filtering sensory information. Research has shown that the process of sensory gating is disrupted in patients suffering from clinical disorders including attention deficit hyper activity disorder, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease. Phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors have received an increased interest as a tool to improve cognitive performance in both animals and man, including sensory gating...
November 3, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095419/emergency-department-burden-of-nausea-and-vomiting-associated-with-cannabis-use-disorder-us-trends-from-2006-to-2013
#16
Andrea Bollom, Jasmine Austrie, William Hirsch, Judy Nee, Daniel Friedlander, Johanna Iturrino, Sarah Ballou, Anthony Lembo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic cannabis use is associated with nausea and vomiting that may lead to emergency department (ED) visits, multiple diagnostic tests, and procedures. The aim of this study was to analyze recent trends in ED visits for vomiting associated with cannabis use disorder between 2006 and 2013. METHODS: Data were obtained from the National Emergency Department Sample records in which vomiting (ICD-9-CM codes 787.01, 787.03, and 536.2) was a primary diagnosis in combination with cannabis abuse or dependence (304...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094451/chemotherapy-induced-pica-in-rats-reduced-by-electroacupuncture
#17
Shiying Li, Yong Lei, Jiande D Z Chen
OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture or electroacupuncture (EA) has been applied for treating chemotherapy-induced emesis with limited success. The aims of this study were to investigate the anti-emetic effect of EA and to explore underlying anti-emetic mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were chronically implanted with a pair of stainless steel leads at acupoint pericardium 6 (PC6). Effects of EA with different parameters on cisplatin-induced nausea were assessed by pica (intake of kaolin, a surrogate of nausea in species without vomiting reflex)...
November 1, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090265/postoperative-analgesic-efficiency-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-after-ventral-hernia-repair-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#18
Ion Chesov, Adrian Belîi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Effective postoperative analgesia is a key element in reducing postoperative morbidity, accelerating recovery and avoiding chronic postoperative pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block, performed before surgical incision, in providing postoperative analgesia for patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair under general anaesthesia. METHODS: Seventy elective patients scheduled for open ventral hernia repair surgery under general anaesthesia were divided randomly into two equal groups: Group I received bilateral TAP block performed before surgical incision (n = 35); Group II received systemic postoperative analgesia with parenteral opioid (morphine) alone (n = 35)...
October 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090081/eluxadoline-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhea-rationale-evidence-and-place-in-therapy
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REVIEW
Kenneth Barshop, Kyle Staller
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder worldwide, however treatment options for diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D) remain limited. Eluxadoline, a µ- and κ-opioid receptor agonist and δ-opioid receptor antagonist, was recently approved for the treatment of IBS-D. A novel compound first described in 2008, eluxadoline was shown to normalize GI transit, with a subsequent phase I demonstrating its safety and tolerability in healthy adults. In 2016, two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III trials studying eluxadoline use at 75 mg and 100 mg twice daily over 26 weeks demonstrated a significant improvement in stool consistency and many global symptoms of IBS...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084357/adverse-events-associated-with-medium-and-long-term-use-of-opioids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
#20
REVIEW
Charl Els, Tanya D Jackson, Diane Kunyk, Vernon G Lappi, Barend Sonnenberg, Reidar Hagtvedt, Sangita Sharma, Fariba Kolahdooz, Sebastian Straube
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is common and can be challenging to manage. Despite increased utilisation of opioids, the safety and efficacy of long-term use of these compounds for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) remains controversial. This overview of Cochrane Reviews complements the overview entitled 'High-dose opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: an overview of Cochrane Reviews'. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the occurrence and nature of adverse events associated with any opioid agent (any dose, frequency, or route of administration) used on a medium- or long-term basis for the treatment of CNCP in adults...
October 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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