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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819708/in-situ-remediation-of-chlorinated-solvent-contaminated-groundwater-using-zvi-organic-carbon-amendment-in-china-field-pilot-test-and-full-scale-application
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Jie Yang, Liang Meng, Lin Guo
Chlorinated solvents in groundwater pose threats to human health and the environment due to their carcinogenesis and bioaccumulation. These problems are often more severe in developing countries such as China. Thus, methods for chlorinated solvent-contaminated groundwater remediation are urgently needed. This study presents a technique of in situ remediation via the direct-push amendment injection that enhances the reductive dechlorination of chlorinated solvents in groundwater in the low-permeability aquifer...
August 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816923/evaluation-of-concurrent-oral-and-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotic-prescribing-at-the-minneapolis-veterans-affairs-health-care-system
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Erica Dimitropoulos, Lisa Drogemuller, Kara Wong
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic polypharmacy is defined as the concomitant prescribing of more than 1 antipsychotic medication for an individual patient. Despite clinical guideline recommendations, long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIAs) are often used together with oral antipsychotics (OAPs) to treat a variety of psychiatric illnesses. Little research exists to address this form of antipsychotic polypharmacy, and its role in therapy is poorly understood. The purpose of this evaluation was to determine the prevalence of this prescribing pattern at our facility, identify provider rationale for polypharmacy, and analyze trends...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814873/safety-and-efficacy-of-paliperidone-palmitate-1-month-formulation-in-chinese-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-25-week-open-label-multicenter-phase-iv-study
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Jingping Zhao, Lehua Li, Jianguo Shi, Yi Li, Xiufeng Xu, Keqing Li, Lili Zhang, Shangli Cai, Yu Feng, Jianmin Zhuo, Weihong Liu, Huafei Lu
RATIONALE: Long-acting injectable (LAI) paliperidone palmitate 1-month formulation (PP1M) has demonstrated acceptable tolerability and favorable clinical outcomes in Western and Asian patients with schizophrenia. Hence, analysis of the outcomes of long-term PP1M treatment specifically in Chinese patients is of interest. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of PP1M treatment in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: In this 25-week, open-label, Phase IV study, patients (18-65 years) diagnosed with schizophrenia and having a baseline Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score of 60-120 (inclusive) were enrolled...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814674/rilonacept-maintains-long-term-inflammatory-remission-in-patients-with-deficiency-of-the-il-1-receptor-antagonist
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Megha Garg, Adriana A de Jesus, Dawn Chapelle, Paul Dancey, Ronit Herzog, Rafael Rivas-Chacon, Theresa L Wampler Muskardin, Ann Reed, James C Reynolds, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Deficiency of IL-1 receptor antagonist (DIRA) is a rare autoinflammatory disease that presents with life-threatening systemic inflammation, aseptic multifocal osteomyelitis, and pustulosis responsive to IL-1-blocking treatment. This study was performed (a) to investigate rilonacept, a long-acting IL-1 inhibitor, in maintaining anakinra-induced inflammatory remission in DIRA patients, (b) to determine doses needed to maintain remission, and (c) to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of rilonacept in young children (<12 years)...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812207/the-vaginal-microbiome-and-its-potential-to-impact-efficacy-of-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-for-women
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Jennifer Velloza, Renee Heffron
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review describes existing evidence addressing the potential modulation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) products, specifically 1% tenofovir (TFV) gel and oral tenofovir-based PrEP, by vaginal dysbiosis and discusses future considerations for delivering novel, long-acting PrEP products to women at high risk for vaginal dysbiosis and HIV. RECENT FINDINGS: We describe results from analyses investigating the modification of PrEP efficacy by vaginal dysbiosis and studies of biological mechanisms that could render PrEP ineffective in the presence of specific microbiota...
August 15, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811926/postinjection-delirium-sedation-syndrome-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-receiving-olanzapine-long-acting-injection-results-from-a-large-observational-study
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Kristin J Meyers, Himanshu P Upadhyaya, John L Landry, Rashna Chhabra-Khanna, Deborah M Falk, Balasubramanya Seetharama Rao, Meghan E Jones
BACKGROUND: Postinjection delirium/sedation syndrome (PDSS) has been reported uncommonly during treatment with olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI), a sustained-release formulation of olanzapine. AIMS: The primary aim of the study was to estimate the incidence per injection and per patient of PDSS events in adult patients with schizophrenia who were receiving olanzapine LAI in real-world clinical practice. Secondary aims were to further characterise the clinical presentation of PDSS events, to identify potential risk factors associated with PDSS events and to characterise hospitalisations at baseline and post-baseline...
July 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811014/assessing-need-for-pharmacist-involvement-to-improve-care-coordination-for-patients-on-lai-antipsychotics-transitioning-from-hospital-to-home-a-work-system-approach
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Olufunmilola Abraham, Michelle N Myers, Amanda L Brothers, Jamie Montgomery, Bryan A Norman, Tanya Fabian
BACKGROUND: The use of Long-Acting Injectable (LAI) antipsychotic medications has increased for patients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). Care coordination for this population is complex, and pharmacist involvement may improve and support long-term medication adherence and patient outcomes. OBJECTIVES: (1) Examine pharmacists' role in addressing care coordination and adherence challenges for patients taking Long-Acting Injectable (LAI) antipsychotics; and (2) explore patients' medication use experiences with LAI antipsychotics and educational needs...
September 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810695/long-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-subcutaneous-methylnaltrexone-in-patients-with-opioid-induced-constipation-and-chronic-noncancer-pain-a-phase-3-open-label-trial
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Lynn R Webster, Edward Michna, Arif Khan, Robert J Israel, Joseph R Harper
Objective: Methylnaltrexone, a peripherally acting µ-opioid receptor antagonist, alleviates opioid-induced constipation. Understanding its long-term safety and efficacy profile in patients with chronic noncancer pain is warranted given the persistence of opioid-induced constipation. Methods. : In this phase 3, multicenter, open-label trial, adults with chronic noncancer pain (N = 1034) received subcutaneous methylnaltrexone 12 mg once daily for 48 weeks...
August 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808833/long-acting-ionically-paired-embonate-based-nanocrystals-of-donepezil-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Naresh Mittapelly, Maharshi Thalla, Gitu Pandey, Venkatesh Teja Banala, Shweta Sharma, Abhishek Arya, Sandeep Mishra, Kalyan Mitra, Shubha Shukla, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to prepare a patient friendly long acting donepezil (D) nanocrystals (NCs) formulation, with a high payload for i.m administration. As the native D hydrochloride salt has high aqueous solubility it is necessary to increase its hydrophobicity prior to the NCs formation. METHODS: D was ionically paired with embonic acid (E) in aqueous media and was successfully characterized using techniques like DSC, PXRD, FT-IR, NMR etc...
August 14, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806390/combination-antipsychotic-therapies-an-analysis-from-a-longitudinal-pragmatic-trial
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Adriana Foster, Peter Buckley, John Lauriello, Stephen Looney, Nina Schooler
BACKGROUND: Combination antipsychotics (CAs) are prescribed in schizophrenia despite limited evidence of efficacy. To explore the effect of switching from CA to monotherapy, we performed an exploratory analysis of the PROACTIVE (Preventing Relapse in Schizophrenia: Oral Antipsychotics Compared with Injectables: Evaluating Efficacy) study data, in which 305 patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder were followed for 30 months after randomization to long-acting injectable (LAI) risperidone or second-generation oral antipsychotic (OA)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796678/socioeconomic-status-as-a-risk-factor-for-unintended-pregnancy-in-the-contraceptive-choice-project
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Abigail Iseyemi, Qiuhong Zhao, Colleen McNicholas, Jeffrey F Peipert
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of low socioeconomic status as an independent risk factor for unintended pregnancy. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from the Contraceptive CHOICE project. Between 2007 and 2011, 9,256 participants were recruited and followed for up to 3 years. The primary outcome of interest was unintended pregnancy; the primary exposure variable was low socioeconomic status, defined as self-report of either receiving public assistance or having difficulty paying for basic necessities...
August 4, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792863/addition-of-insulin-to-parenteral-nutrition-for-control-of-hyperglycemia
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Adam McCulloch, Vishakha Bansiya, Jeremy M Woodward
Administration of parenteral nutrition (PN) may result in hyperglycemia in patients with preexisting diabetes or disease-related insulin resistance, and it can be associated with increased rates of complications. Treatment requires insulin therapy. Insulin can be administered subcutaneously, intravenously via a variable rate sliding scale, or by adding it directly to the PN. The last method is a potentially attractive technique for a number of reasons-it could deliver the insulin intravenously at a steady rate alongside carbohydrates, and in malnourished patients with little subcutaneous tissue, it may prevent the need for frequent insulin injections...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791355/pegylation-of-lumbrokinase-improves-pharmacokinetic-profile-and-enhances-anti%C3%A2-thrombotic-effect-in-a-rat-carotid-artery-thrombosis-model
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Mingji Jin, Guangming Jin, Wei Huang, Zhonggao Gao
The present study aimed to prepare injectable Lumbrokinase (LK) with long circulation time in addition to enhanced anti-thrombotic efficacy. Following preparation, the pharmacokinetic and anti‑thrombotic effect of the drug in a rat carotid artery thrombosis model was evaluated. The drug was prepared by conjugation of LK with mPEG‑SC20000 as previously reported. The pharmacokinetics of the mPEG‑SC20000‑LK were then examined and the anti‑thrombotic activity in an artery‑vein bypass thrombosis rat model was evaluated...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783941/five-month-persistent-extrapyramidal-symptoms-following-a-single-injection-of-paliperidone-palmitate-a-case-report
#14
Seoyoung Jang, Jungmin Woo
Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics are useful in the treatments for schizophrenic patients with poor adherence due to their maintaining feature of therapeutic plasma level without daily administrations. However, their long-lasting property can cause complicated problems such as a long-lasting side effect. We report a patient who experienced LAI-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPSs) for 5 months after a single injection. During that period, every trial to ameliorate this condition turned out to be a failure...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780057/top-down-mass-spectrometric-immunoassay-for-human-insulin-and-its-therapeutic-analogs
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Dobrin Nedelkov, Eric E Niederkofler, Paul E Oran, Scott Peterman, Randall W Nelson
Measurement of insulin and its therapeutic analogs is important in diabetes, hypoglycemia, sports anti-doping and toxicology. Commercial insulin immunoassays fail to detect commonly prescribed insulin analogs. Because of their unique sequences and masses, these analogs are readily measured and distinguished with mass spectrometric (MS) assays. Reviewed here is an insulin mass spectrometric immunoassay (MSIA) that combines micro-scale immunoaffinity capture with sensitive MS detection of insulin and its therapeutic analogs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777027/exercise-associated-extrapyramidal-symptoms-during-treatment-with-long-acting-injectable-antipsychotic-medications-a-case-report
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David D Kim, Donna J Lang, Darren E R Warburton, Alasdair M Barr, Randall F White, William G Honer, Ric M Procyshyn
Antipsychotic medications can effectively treat psychotic symptoms in individuals with schizophrenia. However, side effects including cardiovascular and extrapyramidal symptoms are often inevitable. Exercise has proven effective in ameliorating cardiometabolic abnormalities in individuals with schizophrenia. In addition, exercise has consistently been an effective intervention for improving the symptoms associated with schizophrenia. We report here two cases in which individuals with schizoaffective disorder treated with a long-acting injectable antipsychotic medication displayed worsening of extrapyramidal symptoms over the course of a 12-week exercise program...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775316/efficient-functional-neutralization-of-lethal-peptide-toxins-in-vivo-by-oligonucleotides
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Tarek Mohamed Abd El-Aziz, Corinne Ravelet, Jordi Molgo, Emmanuelle Fiore, Simon Pale, Muriel Amar, Sawsan Al-Khoury, Jérôme Dejeu, Mahmoud Fadl, Michel Ronjat, Germain Sotoing Taiwe, Denis Servent, Eric Peyrin, Michel De Waard
Medical means to save the life of human patients affected by drug abuse, envenomation or critical poisoning are currently limited. While the compounds at risks are most often well identified, particularly for bioterrorism, chemical intervention to counteract the toxic effects of the ingested/injected compound(s) is restricted to the use of antibodies. Herein, we illustrate that DNA aptamers, targeted to block the pharmacophore of a poisonous compound, represent a fast-acting and reliable method of neutralization in vivo that possesses efficient and long-lasting life-saving properties...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767190/insulin-degludec-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy-report-of-two-cases
#18
Agostino Milluzzo, Andrea Tumminia, Nunzio M Scalisi, Lucia Frittitta, Riccardo Vigneri, Laura Sciacca
Insulin degludec is an extra-long-acting insulin analog that allows for enhanced efficacy and flexibility in the injection time. However, it is not approved for use during pregnancy. We report the pregnancy outcome and newborn conditions in two type 1 diabetic women who continued pre-conception degludec treatment during embryogenesis. No pregnancy complication or congenital neonatal malformation was observed. Both babies presented with hypoglycemia and required neonatal intensive care unit admission. Degludec treatment did not cause adverse effects in the mothers or malformations in the newborns...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762200/rapid-acting-and-human-insulins-hexamer-dissociation-kinetics-upon-dilution-of-the-pharmaceutical-formulation
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Klaus Gast, Anja Schüler, Martin Wolff, Anja Thalhammer, Harald Berchtold, Norbert Nagel, Gudrun Lenherr, Gerrit Hauck, Robert Seckler
PURPOSE: Comparison of the dissociation kinetics of rapid-acting insulins lispro, aspart, glulisine and human insulin under physiologically relevant conditions. METHODS: Dissociation kinetics after dilution were monitored directly in terms of the average molecular mass using combined static and dynamic light scattering. Changes in tertiary structure were detected by near-UV circular dichroism. RESULTS: Glulisine forms compact hexamers in formulation even in the absence of Zn(2+)...
July 31, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758344/characterizing-the-inpatient-care-of-young-adults-experiencing-early-psychosis-a-medical-record-review
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Joseph H Puyat, Renata Kamieniecki, Brenda Vaughan, Tamara Mihic, Kofi Bonnie, Jeffrey Danielson, Sierra Williams
AIM: To characterize the inpatient care received by individuals experiencing early psychotic episodes in an inner city hospital. METHOD: Medical records of patients admitted between April 01, 2013, and March 31, 2015, to a psychiatric ward at an inner city hospital were retrospectively examined. Included in the study are patients who were 25 years of age or younger and were hospitalized for psychotic symptoms. Demographics and health service use were summarized using descriptive statistics...
July 31, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
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