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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658795/an-update-and-systematic-review-on-drug-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-cough
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Nicole M Ryan, Anne E Vertigan, Surinder S Birring
Chronic Cough (CC) is common and often associated with significant comorbidity and decreased quality of life. In up to 50% of cases, the cough is refractory despite extensive investigation and treatment trials. It is likely that the key abnormality in refractory CC is dysfunctional, hypersensitive sensory nerves, similar to conditions such as laryngeal hypersensitivity and neuropathic pain. Areas covered: The aim of this systematic review is to assess drug therapies for refractory CC. The authors review the current management of CC and provide discussion of the similarities between neuropathic pain and refractory CC...
April 16, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543325/pharmacological-interventions-for-benzodiazepine-discontinuation-in-chronic-benzodiazepine-users
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REVIEW
Lone Baandrup, Bjørn H Ebdrup, Jesper Ø Rasmussen, Jane Lindschou, Christian Gluud, Birte Y Glenthøj
BACKGROUND: Prolonged treatment with benzodiazepines is common practice despite clinical recommendations of short-term use. Benzodiazepines are used by approximately 4% of the general population, with increased prevalence in psychiatric populations and the elderly. After long-term use it is often difficult to discontinue benzodiazepines due to psychological and physiological dependence. This review investigated if pharmacological interventions can facilitate benzodiazepine tapering. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of pharmacological interventions to facilitate discontinuation of chronic benzodiazepine use...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519159/an-evidence-based-review-of-pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia
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Lesley Arnold, Ernest Choy, Daniel J Clauw, Hiroshi Oka, Ed Whalen, David Semel, Lynne Pauer, Lloyd Knapp
OBJECTIVES: Pregabalin, an α2-δ agonist, is approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) in the United States, Japan, and 37 other countries. The purpose of this article was to provide an in-depth, evidence-based summary of pregabalin for FM as demonstrated in randomized, placebo-controlled clinical studies, including open-label extensions, meta-analyses, combination studies, and post-hoc analyses of clinical study data. METHODS: PubMed was searched using the term 'pregabalin AND fibromyalgia' and the Cochrane Library with the term 'pregabalin'...
March 9, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500312/etiology-and-pharmacology-of-neuropathic-pain
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REVIEW
Sascha R A Alles, Peter A Smith
Injury to or disease of the nervous system can invoke chronic and sometimes intractable neuropathic pain. Many parallel, interdependent, and time-dependent processes, including neuroimmune interactions at the peripheral, supraspinal, and spinal levels, contribute to the etiology of this "disease of pain." Recent work emphasizes the roles of colony-stimulating factor 1, ATP, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Excitatory processes are enhanced, and inhibitory processes are attenuated in the spinal dorsal horn and throughout the somatosensory system...
April 2018: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490511/patterns-of-pain-medication-use-in-older-individuals-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Wissam K Kabbara, Hani Dimassi, Marwan Sheikh-Taha
BACKGROUND: Pain is common in older adults and clinicians are often faced by many challenges when selecting appropriate treatment due to age-related changes in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, increased comorbidities, and polypharmacy. METHODS: We assessed the patterns of pain medications used at home among older adults admitted to the cardiology service in a tertiary care teaching center in USA from March to May 2016. A retrospective chart review was conducted where adults, 65 years of age or older, with cardiovascular diseases admitted to the cardiology service and taking at least one pain medication at home were studied...
March 1, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489029/serotonin-and-noradrenaline-reuptake-inhibitors-snris-for-fibromyalgia
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REVIEW
Patrick Welsch, Nurcan Üçeyler, Petra Klose, Brian Walitt, Winfried Häuser
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a clinically defined chronic condition of unknown etiology characterized by chronic widespread pain that often co-exists with sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often report high disability levels and poor quality of life. Drug therapy, for example, with serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), focuses on reducing key symptoms and improving quality of life. This review updates and extends the 2013 version of this systematic review...
February 28, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487964/-use-of-antiepileptic-drugs-during-breastfeeding-what-do-we-tell-the-mother
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M Crettenand, A O Rossetti, T Buclin, U Winterfeld
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the passage of various antiepileptic drugs into breast milk and its consequences for the infant is limited. Faced with this uncertainty, breastfeeding is often discouraged for these patients. The aim of this study was to comprehensively review the available data regarding antiepileptic drugs during breastfeeding, to compare these data with information provided by the summary of product characteristics (SmPCs), and to provide recommendations for the use of these drugs in breastfeeding women...
February 27, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487083/drugs-for-insomnia-beyond-benzodiazepines-pharmacology-clinical-applications-and-discovery
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REVIEW
Tobias Atkin, Stefano Comai, Gabriella Gobbi
Although the GABAergic benzodiazepines (BZDs) and Z-drugs (zolpidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon) are FDA-approved for insomnia disorders with a strong evidence base, they have many side effects, including cognitive impairment, tolerance, rebound insomnia upon discontinuation, car accidents/falls, abuse, and dependence liability. Consequently, the clinical use of off-label drugs and novel drugs that do not target the GABAergic system is increasing. The purpose of this review is to analyze the neurobiological and clinical evidence of pharmacological treatments of insomnia, excluding the BZDs and Z-drugs...
April 2018: Pharmacological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465469/a-critical-appraisal-of-gabapentinoids-for-pain-in-cancer-patients
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Roberta I Jordan, Matthew R Mulvey, Michael I Bennett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gabapentinoids are frequently used in the management of cancer pain. In recent Cochrane systematic reviews, although there was an abundance of evidence relating to non-cancer pain, only a few studies related to cancer pain. This review summarizes recent randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the use of gabapentinoids for tumour-related (as monotherapy or part of combination therapy) and treatment-related pain. RECENT FINDINGS: For tumour-related pain, ten out of thirteen studies showed statistically significant benefits in favour of gabapentinoids...
February 19, 2018: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457627/combination-pharmacotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia-in-adults
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REVIEW
Joelle Thorpe, Bonnie Shum, R Andrew Moore, Philip J Wiffen, Ian Gilron
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a chronic widespread pain condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Current pharmacotherapies are often ineffective and poorly tolerated. Combining different agents could provide superior pain relief and possibly also fewer side effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of combination pharmacotherapy compared to monotherapy or placebo, or both, for the treatment of fibromyalgia pain in adults. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and Embase to September 2017...
February 19, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456150/antidepressants-as-antipruritic-agents-a-review
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REVIEW
Randeep Kaur, V R Sinha
Pruritus is a concomitant symptom of various underlying disorders viz. dermatological, systemic and psychiatric disorders that provoke the person to scratch the skin. Many natural as well as, antipruritic therapies are usually practiced in the treatment of pruritus including general preventive measures, topical therapies such as cooling agents, antihistamines, anesthetics, capsaicin, corticosteroids, immunomodulators and; systemic therapies including administration of antihistamines, opioid antagonists/agonists, antiepileptic drugs/neuroleptics (e...
March 2018: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436434/updates-in-palliative-care-overview-and-recent-advancements-in-the-pharmacological-management-of-cancer-pain
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Helen Wood, Andrew Dickman, Angela Star, Jason W Boland
Pain is a common symptom in many types of cancer. Interdisciplinary team management, including pain assessment, explanation to the patient/family, treating the reversible, non-pharmacological treatments and reassessment are essential. This article focuses on the pharmacological management of cancer pain, and overviews and updates on the recent advances in this field. Both non-opioid and opioid analgesia as well as coanalgesics (adjuvants) are reviewed. Within non-opioid analgesia the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are considered and recommendations for NSAIDs in patients at risk of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular toxicity are made...
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398993/pregabalin-did-not-improve-pain-management-after-spinal-fusions
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Michael K Urban, Kristy M Labib, Shane C Reid, Amanda K Goon, Valeria Rotundo, Frank P Cammisa, Federico P Girardi
Background: The treatment of postoperative pain is a challenge after posterior spinal fusions. Pain management using predominantly opioids is often associated with multiple adverse effects, while multimodal postoperative analgesia may provide adequate pain relief with fewer opioid side effects. Questions/Purposes: The purpose of this review is to determine whether addition of 150 mg pregabalin daily would reduce narcotic requirements and improve outcomes after posterior lumbar fusion (PLF)...
February 2018: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390451/the-efficacy-of-pregabalin-for-acute-pain-control-in-herpetic-neuralgia-patients-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Suo-Liang Wang, Huan Wang, Hui-Yong Nie, Gang Bu, Xiao-Dong Shen, Hui Wang
OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis aimed to illustrate the efficacy and safety of preganalin for pain management in patients with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). METHODS: In July 2017, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google database. Data on patients with PHN that compared pregabalin versus placebo were retrieved. The endpoints were the visual analog scale (VAS) at 8 weeks, the percentage of 30% and 50% pain responders; sleep interference score and improvement in patient global impression of change (PGIC)...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344445/comparing-postoperative-complications-and-inflammatory-markers-using-total-intravenous-anesthesia-versus-volatile-gas-anesthesia-for-pancreatic-cancer-surgery
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Jose M Soliz, Ifeyinwa C Ifeanyi, Mathew H Katz, Jonathan Wilks, Juan P Cata, Thomas McHugh, Jason B Fleming, Lei Feng, Thomas Rahlfs, Morgan Bruno, Vijaya Gottumukkala
Objectives: The objective of this study is to evaluate postoperative complications and inflammatory profiles when using a total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) or volatile gas-opioid (VO) based anesthesia in patients undergoing pancreatic cancer surgery. Methods: Design, retrospective propensity score matched cohort; Setting, major academic cancer hospital; Patients, all patients who had pancreatic surgery between November 2011 and August 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317396/pregabalin-as-adjunctive-therapy-in-benzodiazepine-discontinuation
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Kaylee Caniff, Emily Telega, Jolene R Bostwick, Kristen N Gardner
PURPOSE: The available evidence for the use of pregabalin as adjunctive therapy in the discontinuation of benzodiazepines is reviewed. SUMMARY: Pregabalin has been studied as an adjunctive pharmacologic treatment for the discontinuation of long-term benzodiazepine use. Unlike carbamazepine, pregabalin has little potential for drug interactions, and its adverse effects are mostly mild and transient. Pregabalin reduces the release of excitatory neurotransmitters by binding to regulatory subunits of voltage-activated calcium channels...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286353/is-perioperative-pregabalin-effective-for-reducing-postoperative-pain-in-major-surgery
#17
José Canihuante, Ian Molina, Fernando Altermatt
INTRODUCTION: Pregabalin is a structural analog of γ-aminobutyric acid that may have a role in acute pain management. It has been used in the perioperative context, but there is controversy regarding its real clinical utility. METHODS: To answer this question we used Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others. We extracted data from the systematic reviews, reanalyzed data of primary studies, conducted a meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table using the GRADE approach...
December 27, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275640/lost-in-translation-a-critical-look-at-the-role-that-animal-models-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-play-in-current-drug-discovery-strategies
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Kurt Leroy Hoffman, Hugo Cano-Ramírez
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a severe neuropsychiatric illness estimated to affect between 1-3% of the population. In today's literature, there are a number well-validated and convincing animal models of OCD described. Areas covered: Herein, the authors look at the role that animal models of OCD (including transgenic models, deer mouse stereotypy, quinpirole sensitization, post-training signal attenuation, and mouse marble burying) have played in determining the current directions of OCD drug discovery...
March 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227577/management-of-pain-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-short-review
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REVIEW
Rupesh Raina, Vinod Krishnappa, Mona Gupta
Pain management in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is a complex and challenging task to accomplish, and effective pain and symptom control improves quality of life. Pain is prevalent in more than 50% of hemodialysis patients and up to 75% of these patients are treated ineffectively due to its poor recognition by providers. A good history for PQRST factors and intensity assessment using visual analog scale are the initial steps in the management of pain followed by involvement of palliative care, patient and family counseling, discussion of treatment options, and correction of reversible causes...
December 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178036/neuropathic-pain-and-sleep-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Neuropathic pain is associated with sleep disturbances, and in turn poor sleep quality leads to increased pain sensitivity, so it is essential to assess sleep alongside neuropathic pain. Responses to drugs are inconsistent and identifying the best treatment option that will reduce pain and improve sleep quality remains challenging for clinicians. Anticonvulsants such as pregabalin and gabapentin improve neuropathic pain and have a positive effect on comorbid sleep disturbances. Opioids and antidepressants are effective in reducing pain but can exacerbate sleep disturbances...
December 2017: Pain and Therapy
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