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Brian J Piper, Dipam T Shah, Olapeju M Simoyan, Kenneth L McCall, Stephanie D Nichols
INTRODUCTION: The U.S. is experiencing an opioid epidemic which is at least partially iatrogenic and fueled by both prescription and illicit misuse. This study provides a nationwide examination of opioid distribution patterns during the last decade. METHODS: Data were obtained from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System for 2006-2016. Analyses include quantities of ten opioids legally dispensed nationwide by weight and converted to Morphine Milligram Equivalents...
March 9, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Bjug Borgundvaag, Shelley McLeod, Wayne Khuu, Catherine Varner, Mina Tadrous, Tara Gomes
BACKGROUND: Emergency physicians provide primary care to patients and often prescribe opioids for acutely painful self-limiting conditions. The objective of this study was to describe patterns of opioid prescribing by emergency physicians and family physicians and to explore the relation between setting of initiation of opioid treatment and adverse events over the subsequent 2 years. METHODS: This was a population-based cohort study using administrative data from Ontario...
March 1, 2018: CMAJ Open
Lilian T Nishimura, Adam Auckburally, Juliana Santilli, Beatriz H B Vieira, Debora O Garcia, Cristiane S Honsho, Ewaldo de Mattos-Junior
OBJECTIVE To evaluate cardiopulmonary, sedative, and antinociceptive effects of dexmedetomidine combined with commonly administered opioids in dogs. ANIMALS 8 healthy Beagles. PROCEDURES Dogs were sedated by IM administration of each of 7 treatments. Treatments comprised dexmedetomidine (0.01 mg/kg; Dex) and the same dose of dexmedetomidine plus butorphanol (0.15 mg/kg; Dex-But), meperidine (5 mg/kg; Dex-Mep), methadone (0.5 mg/kg; Dex-Meth), morphine (0.5 mg/kg; Dex-Mor), nalbuphine (0.5 mg/kg; Dex-Nal), or tramadol (5 mg/kg; Dex-Tram)...
March 2018: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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OBJECTIVE: Mechanical ventilation (MV) in preterm infants (PTI) causes discomfort. Whether it causes pain is controversial. Meta analysis reviews of published work on PTI during MV have shown no clinically significant impact of opioids on pain scales, and hence not recommended for routine use in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Similarly regular use of sedative midazolam is also not recommended. Therefore we hypothesized a downward trend in narcotics and sedatives used in MV of PTI in NICUs...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Perihan Ekmekçi, Gulbanu Erkan, Hakan Yilmaz, Baturay K Kazbek, Ulku C Köksoy, Güler Doganay, Doganay Filiz Tüzüner
Aim: To compare the effects of propofol/remifentanil and meperidine/midazolam on postprocedure cognitive function. Materials and methods: A total of 100 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score I to III patients undergoing elective colonoscopy were taken into the study and divided into two groups. Exclusion criteria were patient refusal, mini mental test (MMT) <26, The Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale (APAIS) >10, advanced cardiopulmonary or psychiatric disease, chronic alcohol abuse, morbid obesity, and known allergy to study drugs...
July 2017: Euroasian journal of hepato-gastroenterology
Orhan Sezgin, Serkan Yaras, Fehmi Ates, Engin Altintas, Bunyamin Saritas
Aim: Percutaneous needle liver biopsy (PLB) is frequently associated with pain and anxiety. This may discourage the patients for biopsy, and rebiopsies, if needed. We planned a study to investigate the efficacy of additional analgesia or sedation for PLB. Materials and methods: The study has been designed as a single-center, prospective study. The PLB was planned for 18- to 65-year-old consecutive patients who were included in the study. The patients were divided into three premedication groups as control, Meperidine, and Midazolam...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
Yu-Cih Lin, Chien-Yu Chen, Yuan-Mei Liao, Alan Hsi-Wen Liao, Pi-Chu Lin, Chuen-Chau Chang
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the pros and cons of adjuvant low dose intrathecal meperidine for spinal anaesthesia. We searched electronic databases for randomized controlled trials using trial sequential analysis (TSA) to evaluate the incidence of reduced rescue analgesics, shivering, pruritus, nausea and vomiting when applying adjuvant intrathecal meperidine. Twenty-eight trials with 2216 patients were included. Adjuvant intrathecal meperidine, 0.05-0.5 mg kg-1, significantly reduced incidence of shivering (relative risk, RR, 0...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
Nicolás Fernández, Nancy Mónica Olivera, Guillermo Alberto Keller, Roberto Alberto Diez, Guillermo Di Girolamo, Patricia Noemí Quiroga
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December 15, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Caitlyn T Reed, Allison R Cruse, Jeremy D Jackson
A 74-YEAR-OLD CAUCASIAN MAN presented to the hospital with intractable back and chest pain, a diffuse skin rash, and altered mental status. He said that 2 days ago, he'd gone to a different local hospital for treatment of back pain and a headache that had begun 3 days earlier. He was treated with intravenous hydromorphone and sent home with a prescription for meperidine. He said that several hours after being treated with the hydromorphone, the rash developed on his head and then spread to his trunk and upper extremities...
November 2017: Journal of Family Practice
Joel Ho, Kora DeBeck, M-J Milloy, Huiru Dong, Evan Wood, Thomas Kerr, Kanna Hayashi
BACKGROUND: Nonmedical use of prescription opioid and illicit opioid has been increasing at an alarming rate in North America over the past decade. OBJECTIVE: We sought to examine the temporal trends and correlates of the availability of illicit and prescription opioids among people who inject drugs (PWID) in Vancouver, Canada. METHODS: Data were derived from three prospective cohort studies of PWID in Vancouver between 2010 and 2014. In semiannual interviews, participants reported the availability of five sets of illicit and prescription opioids: (1) heroin; (2) Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), or Demerol (meperidine); (3) Dilaudid (hydromorphone); (4) Morphine; (5) oxycontin/OxyNEO (controlled-release oxycodone)...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Eman A Ismail, Mohamed H Bakri, Sayed Kaoud Abd-Elshafy
BACKGROUND: Dexamethasone has a prophylactic effect on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and perioperative hydration is believed to play a role in PONV prophylaxis. This study was performed to examine the combined effects of pre-induction dexamethasone plus super-hydration on PONV and pain following laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS: A total of 100 female patients undergoing LC were enrolled and randomized equally into two groups. Group DF received 5 mg dexamethasone (pre-induction) plus 30 ml/kg Ringer's lactate (intraoperative) and group D received 5 mg dexamethasone (pre-induction) alone...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Maha Ahmed Abo-Zeid, Alaa Eldin Adel Elmaddawy, Mohamed Hassan El-Fahar, Ahmed Hassan El-Sabbagh
BACKGROUND: Scalp defects can be reconstructed either with skin graft, local flaps, free flaps, or tissue expansion. Tissue expanders have been proved to be fruitful in the pediatric population. Scalp expansion has proved to be useful in the reconstruction of posttraumatic and postburn alopecic defects. Selective nerve block can be added for attenuation of sympathetic stimulation and decrease surgical stress in cranial surgeries. In this study, a comparison was done between using selective nerve block and without selective nerve block in both stages of tissue expansion procedure...
February 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Shigeo Banno, Motohiko Kato, Yukie Sunata, Yuichiro Hirai, Yoko Kubosawa, Keiichiro Abe, Yoshiaki Takada, Tetsu Hirata, Yusaku Takatori, Michiko Wada, Satoshi Kinoshita, Hideki Mori, Kaoru Takabayashi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Toshio Uraoka
BACKGROUND: Sedatives or analgesics are widely used to relieve a patient's discomfort during colonoscopy (CS). Although cardiopulmonary adverse events are sometimes experienced during the examination, the risk factors for vital signs fluctuation (VSF) have not been fully elucidated. This study thus aimed to identify the risk factors for VSF during the examination, as well as to evaluate the frequency and the degree of VSF. SUMMARY: A total of 755 consecutive subjects who received CS under endoscopist-administrated sedation using midazolam, meperidine, or combination of both were retrospectively analyzed...
October 6, 2017: Digestive Diseases
R B Raffa, J V Pergolizzi, J A LeQuang, R Taylor, S Colucci, M H Annabi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Beginning in the 1950s, a family of potent opioids was synthesized and developed (fentanyl and analogues). They continue to serve as valuable analgesic agents. But the recent spike and notoriety of their abuse has raised alarm, even calls for tighter control. We review the trajectory of these compounds. COMMENT: To rectify shortcomings of the then available opioid analgesics, an analogue family of compounds was synthesized having a piperidine ring (presumptive principal active moiety in morphine and meperidine)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Lorenzo Agostini, Nicola Facciolongo, Mirco Lusuardi, Eleonora Casalini, Carla Galeone, Luciano Lasagni, Luigi Zucchi
Endobronchial Ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is usually performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation with drugs such as Propofol that, at least in Italy, can be administered only by an anesthesiologist. Aim of the study was to assess conscious sedation feasibility, safety and tolerability using Meperidine and Midazolam as administered by Pulmonologist and relevant impact on the efficiency of the sampling procedures.All patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA from February 2013 to July 2014 were examined retrospectively...
July 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Geoffrey D Abrams, Wenteh Chang, Jason L Dragoo
BACKGROUND: A variety of medications are administered to the intra-articular space for the relief of joint pain. While amide-type local anesthetics have been extensively studied, there is minimal information regarding the potential chondrotoxicity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioid medications. PURPOSE: To investigate the in vitro chondrotoxicity of single-dose equivalent concentrations of ketorolac, morphine, meperidine, and fentanyl on human chondrocytes...
December 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Fabio Sbaraglia, Mariella De Riso, Maria Elena Riccioni, Guido Costamagna, Maria Sammartino
Sedation for endoscopic procedures may be challenging when facing patients with high risk. Traditional techniques, as propofol or meperidine/midazolam administration, cannot ensure an adequate level of safety and efficacy for these patients. Remifentanil infusion is a common alternative, but the incidence of apneic events does not allow achieving safely a good level of analgesia. To overcome with this issue, the authors borrowed suggestions from other medical fields. The clinical practice has recognized a wide utility of methylxanthines (caffeine, theophylline, etc)...
March 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
Golnar Sabetian, Farid Zand, Elham Asadpour, Mohammad Ghorbani, Pourya Adibi, Mohammad Mehdi Hosseini, Shahryar Zeyghami, Farzaneh Masihi
BACKGROUND: Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) is the most common treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Urinary tract catheter is inserted post-operatively which results in catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) in many patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the preventive effect of hyoscine N-butyl bromide on CRBD caused by a urinary tract catheter after TURP surgery in patients with BPH. METHODS: Twenty-four and twenty-six patients in the treatment and control groups were enrolled, respectively...
November 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
Joo-Hyun Jun, Gaab-Soo Kim, Jeong Jin Lee, Justin S Ko, Sung Joo Kim, Pil Hyun Jeon
INTRODUCTION: This prospective observational study compared the postoperative analgesic effectiveness of intrathecal morphine (ITM) and surgical-site infusion (SSI) of ropivacaine as adjuncts to intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) (fentanyl) in living-donor kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Patients undergoing living-donor kidney transplantation who received ITM or SSI in addition to IV PCA were included. Rescue analgesia was achieved with IV meperidine as required...
November 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
Nasr Mahmoud Abdallah, Atef Kamel Salama, Ahmed Mohamed Ellithy
CONTEXT: Postoperative pain management remains a cornerstone in patient's management to ensure a better quality of life. Preemptive analgesia is reported to inhibit the persistence of postoperative pain. AIMS: The aim of this study is to assess the analgesic effectiveness of preincisional infiltration of ketamine following elective abdominal hysterectomy as compared to levobupivacaine. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind study...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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