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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734766/trpv1-modulates-morphine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-via-p38-mapk-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
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Sa-Ik Hong, Thi-Lien Nguyen, Shi-Xun Ma, Hyoung-Chun Kim, Seok-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang
Emerging evidence suggests that the transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 channel (TRPV1) is a novel target for the treatment of drug addiction, such as cocaine and morphine. Previously we reported that TRPV1 inhibition reduced morphine reward in the dorsal striatum (DSt) of mice and morphine self-administration through a decrease in accumbal activity in rats. However, the role of TRPV1 on morphine-conditioned reward in addiction-related brain regions, such as the nucleus accumbens (NAc), has not been previously established...
July 19, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708940/the-street-like-synthesis-of-krokodil-results-in-the-formation-of-an-enlarged-cluster-of-known-and-new-morphinans-with-therapeutic-potential
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José Soares, Emanuele Alves, André Silva, Natália Figueiredo, João F Neves, Sara Cravo, Maria Rangel, Annibal Netto, Félix Carvalho, Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira, Carlos Afonso
"Krokodil" is the street name for a homemade injectable drug that has been used as a cheap substitute for heroin. Codeine is the opioid starting material for krokodil synthesis and desomorphine is the opioid claimed to be the main component of krokodil and the main responsible for its addictive and psychoactive characteristics. However, due to its peculiar manufacture, using cheap raw materials, krokodil is composed by a large and complex mixture of different substances. In order to shed some light upon the chemical complexity of krokodil, its profiling was conducted by reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography coupled to photodiode array detector (RP-HPLC-DAD) and by liquid chromatography coupled to high resolution tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-IT-Orbitrap-MS)...
July 14, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675269/-new-therapeutics
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Adriana Iacob Popescu, Liz Coronado, Aikaterini Efstathopoulou, Daniele Frisone, Gian-Marco Stamm, Javier Torralvo, Luc Barberini, Pierre-Auguste Petignat
Daily medical practice triggers reflexes in the use of drugs which must nevertheless always be adapted to new knowledge. Physician assistants and residents in the clinical ward of Internal Medicine of Sion Hospital summarize six recently published clinical treatments to which primary care physicians or in hospital-based internal medicine have to pay a particular attention. Quinolones are widely used but associated with QT interval widening, morphine delays and attenuate ticagrelor action in patients with myocardial infarction, evolocumab, a monoclonal antibody impact in reducing lipids and cardiovascular events, impact of statins on influenza vaccine effectiveness, vitamin D treatment for the prevention of functional decline, high dose dexamethasone for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia...
September 7, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666170/estimating-heroin-abuse-in-major-chinese-cities-through-wastewater-based-epidemiology
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Peng Du, Zilei Zhou, Ya Bai, Zeqiong Xu, Tingting Gao, Xiaofang Fu, Xiqing Li
Heroin consumption in major cities across China was estimated for the first time via wastewater-based epidemiology. Influent and effluent wastewater samples were collected from 49 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in 24 major cities that cover all the geographic regions of the country. Concentrations of morphine, 6-acetylmorphine, and codeine were measured. Near complete removal of morphine by wastewater treatment processes was observed, whereas removal rates of codeine were slightly lower. Morphine loads were much higher than codeine loads at most WWTPs in China, a trend opposite to that in many European countries...
June 26, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631529/use-of-buccal-morphine-in-the-management-of-pain-in-children-with-life-limiting-conditions-results-of-a-laboratory-study
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Renée McCulloch, Mohammed Sattar, Ellen M Henderson, Majella E Lane, Myra Bluebond-Langner
BACKGROUND: Children and infants with impaired swallow or compromised enteral absorption require alternative routes for administration of analgesia. Recent clinical guidance and practice for paediatric palliative care teams, who often treat such children, supports buccal morphine sulphate as a fast acting, effective and easily administered agent for pain relief. However, a consideration of the physicochemical properties and potency of morphine would suggest that it is not a suitable candidate for delivery via the transmucosal route, raising questions about its use in children and infants...
June 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604179/bolus-administration-of-intravenous-lidocaine-reduces-pain-after-an-elective-caesarean-section-findings-from-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Afshin Gholipour Baradari, Abolfazl Firouzian, Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi, Amir Emami Zeydi, Mohammad Khademloo, Zeinab Nazari, Masoumeh Sanagou, Maedeh Ghobadi, Ensieh Fooladi
We conducted a randomised double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess whether a bolus dose of lidocaine during the induction of general anaesthesia would reduce postoperative pain over 24 h. Level of satisfaction with pain control at 48 h after surgery and Apgar score were also examined. A total of 100 women aged 20-35 years, who were candidates for elective caesarean section (CS) were randomised to receive either 1.5 mg/kg lidocaine or placebo during the induction of general anaesthesia. Results showed that lidocaine decreased pain intensity over 24 h after surgery (p < ...
July 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595532/pharmacological-and-toxicological-profile-of-harmane-%C3%AE-carboline-alkaloid-friend-or-foe
#7
Haroon Khan, Seema Patel, Mohammad A Kamal
The plant secondary metabolites have an outstanding therapeutic potential and success over the years. In fact, it is the foundation of numerous clinically used drugs. Similarly, there is a general perception that these products usually have safe option. However, such products might have toxic/unwanted lethal effects therefore, along with biological relevance, toxicological evaluation is equally important for clinical applications. Harmane-β-carboline alkaloid has shown several pharmacological activities such as antianxiety, antidepressant, antiplatelet, antidiabetic, acetylcholinesterase and myeloperoxidase inhibition, antioxidant, antiparasitic, hypotensive, morphine withdrawal syndrome alleviation, and antinociceptive effects...
June 6, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
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
#8
REVIEW
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/28533287/trv0109101-a-g-protein-biased-agonist-of-the-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-receptor-does-not-promote-opioid-induced-mechanical-allodynia-following-chronic-administration
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Michael Koblish, Richard Carr, Edward R Siuda, David H Rominger, William Gowen-MacDonald, Conrad L Cowan, Aimee L Crombie, Jonathan D Violin, Michael W Lark
Prescription opioids are a mainstay in the treatment of acute moderate to severe pain. However, chronic use leads to a host of adverse consequences including tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH), leading to more complex treatment regimens and diminished patient compliance. Patients experiencing OIH paradoxically experience exaggerated nociceptive responses instead of pain reduction after chronic opioid usage. The development of OIH and tolerance tend to occur simultaneously and, thus, present a challenge when studying the molecular mechanisms driving each phenomenon...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529193/laparoscopy-has-a-therapeutic-role-in-the-management-of-abdominal-trauma-a-matched-pair-analysis
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Saurav Chakravartty, Diwakar R Sarma, Muhammad Noor, Spyros Panagiotopoulos, Ameet G Patel
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is increasingly utilised as a diagnostic tool in management of abdominal trauma; however its role in therapeutic intervention remains unexplored. The aim of this study is to compare laparoscopy with laparotomy in the treatment of abdominal trauma in haemodynamically stable patients. METHODS: A review of patients undergoing surgery for abdominal trauma between January 2004-2014 identified 25 patients who underwent laparoscopy for therapeutic intervention (TL)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519244/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-update-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, Karel Allegaert, Enno Diederik Wildschut, Monica Fumagalli, Massimo Agosti, Dick Tibboel, Fabio Mosca
Substance use among pregnant women is a major public health issue. Both prescription opioid use and illicit opioid abuse have increased dramatically in recent years. Prolonged in utero drug exposure may result in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), an acute multisystemic clinical entity that occurs in the first days of life. This syndrome is caused by abrupt discontinuation of fetal exposure to licit or illicit drugs chronically consumed by the mother during pregnancy and transmitted to the fetus through the placenta...
May 18, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502631/a-brain-targeted-ampakine-compound-protects-against-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression
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Wei Dai, Dian Xiao, Xiang Gao, Xin-Bo Zhou, Tong-Yu Fang, Zheng Yong, Rui-Bin Su
The use of opioid drugs for pain relief can induce life-threatening respiratory depression. Although naloxone effectively counteracts opioid-induced respiratory depression, it diminishes the efficacy of analgesia. Our studies indicate that ampakines, in particular, a brain-targeted compound XD-8-17C, are able to reverse respiratory depression without affecting analgesia at relatively low doses. Mice and rats were subcutaneously or intravenously injected with the opioid agonist TH-030418 to induce moderate or severe respiratory depression...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486096/key-pharmacogenomic-considerations-for-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Alexandra Kolliopoulou, Apostolos Stratopoulos, Stavroula Siamoglou, Argyro Sgourou, Bassam R Ali, Adamantia Papachatzopoulou, Theodora Katsila, George P Patrinos
Sickle cell disease (SCD), although a monogenic disease, exhibits a complex clinical phenotype that hampers optimum patient stratification and disease management, especially on hydroxyurea treatment. Moreover, theranostics, the combination of diagnostics to individualize and optimize therapeutic interventions, has not been firmly on the forefront of SCD research and clinical management to date. We suggest that if tailor-made theranostics in SCD is envisaged, pharmacogenomics is anticipated to be the way forward...
June 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465076/dexmedetomidine-as-an-adjuvant-for-perioperative-pain-management-in-adolescents-undergoing-bariatric-surgery-an-observational-cohort-study
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Janelle D Vaughns, Celeste Martin, Jonathon Nelson, Evan Nadler, Zenaide M Quezado
BACKGROUND: The anesthetic management of adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery presents a number of challenges, including increased risk of postoperative opioid-related respiratory depression. These patients could benefit from adjunctive analgesics with opioid-sparring effects to optimize perioperative pain control. Dexmedetomidine, a selective α2-adrenoreceptor agonist, has sedative and analgesic properties with no respiratory depressant effects. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of intraoperative dexmedetomidine on opioid requirement and perioperative pain management in obese adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450396/heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90-promotes-opioid-induced-anti-nociception-by-an-erk-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-mechanism-in-mouse-brain
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Wei Lei, Nathan Mullen, Sarah McCarthy, Courtney Brann, Philomena Richard, James Cormier, Katie Edwards, Edward J Bilsky, John M Streicher
Recent advances in developing opioid treatments for pain with reduced side effects have focused on the signaling cascades of the μ-opioid receptor (MOR). However, few such signaling targets have been identified for exploitation. To address this need, we explored the role of heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) in opioid-induced MOR signaling and pain, which has only been studied in four previous articles. First, in four cell models of MOR signaling, we found that Hsp90 inhibition for 24 h with the inhibitor 17-N-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-AAG) had different effects on protein expression and opioid signaling in each line, suggesting that cell models may not be reliable for predicting pharmacology with this protein...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442370/modulation-of-drug-choice-by-extended-drug-access-and-withdrawal-in-rhesus-monkeys-implications-for-negative-reinforcement-as-a-driver-of-addiction-and-target-for-medications-development
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REVIEW
S Stevens Negus, Matthew L Banks
Chronic drug exposure is hypothesized to recruit negative reinforcement processes that increase the magnitude and alter the mechanisms of drug reinforcement. Candidate substrates of negative reinforcement include increased signaling via stress-related neurotransmitters such as corticotropin releasing factor (CRF, acting at CRF receptors) or dynorphin (acting at kappa opioid receptors) and/or decreased signaling via reward-related neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Determinants of drug reinforcement can be examined with choice procedures, in which subjects choose between a drug of interest (e...
April 22, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411112/morphine-use-in-the-emergency-department-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis-based-on-the-eahfe-registry
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Òscar Miró, Víctor Gil, Francisco J Martín-Sánchez, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Alexandre Mebazaa, Veli-Pekka Harjola, José Ríos, Judd E Hollander, W Frank Peacock, Pere Llorens
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between short-term mortality and intravenous morphine use in emergency department (ED) patients diagnosed with acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS: Consecutive AHF patients presenting to 34 Spanish EDs from 2011 to 2014 were eligible for inclusion. The subjects were divided into those with or without intravenous morphine treatment (M and WOM groups, respectively) during ED stay. The primary outcome was 30-day all-cause mortality, and secondary outcomes were mortality at different intermediate time points, in-hospital mortality, and length of hospital stay (LOS)...
April 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393895/sex-differences-in-regional-brain-glucose-metabolism-following-opioid-withdrawal-and-replacement
#18
Giovanni C Santoro, Joseph Carrion, Krishna Patel, Crystal Vilchez, Jennifer Veith, Jonathan D Brodie, Stephen L Dewey
Methadone and buprenorphine are currently the most common pharmacological treatments for opioid dependence. Interestingly, the clinical response to these drugs appears to be sex specific. That is, females exhibit superior therapeutic efficacy, defined as extended periods of abstinence and longer time to relapse, compared with males. However, the underlying metabolic effects of opioid withdrawal and replacement have not been examined. Therefore, using (18)FDG and microPET, we measured differences in regional brain glucose metabolism in males and females following morphine withdrawal and subsequent methadone or buprenorphine replacement...
August 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375887/randomized-controlled-trial-of-interscalene-block-compared-with-injectable-liposomal-bupivacaine-in-shoulder-arthroplasty
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Surena Namdari, Thema Nicholson, Joseph Abboud, Mark Lazarus, Dean Steinberg, Gerald Williams
BACKGROUND: Shortcomings of interscalene brachial plexus blockade include technical failure and rebound pain. Bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension, a sustained release preparation, is used for surgical-site administration. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these 2 postoperative pain management strategies in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: In a non-blinded, randomized controlled trial of participants undergoing primary shoulder arthroplasty, patients were randomized to interscalene brachial plexus blockade or intraoperative soft-tissue infiltration of bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368571/recent-advances-in-the-realm-of-allosteric-modulators-for-opioid-receptors-for-future-therapeutics
#20
Michael Remesic, Victor J Hruby, Frank Porreca, Yeon Sun Lee
Opioids, and more specifically μ-opioid receptor (MOR) agonists such as morphine, have long been clinically used as therapeutics for severe pain states but often come with serious side effects such as addiction and tolerance. Many studies have focused on bringing about analgesia from the MOR with attenuated side effects, but its underlying mechanism is not fully understood. Recently, focus has been geared toward the design and elucidation of the orthosteric site with ligands of various biological profiles and mixed subtype opioid activities and selectivities, but targeting the allosteric site is an area of increasing interest...
June 21, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
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