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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435312/prevalence-of-chronic-pain-with-neuropathic-characteristics-a-randomized-telephone-survey-among-medical-center-patients-in-kuwait
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Nadia Zghoul, Edgar L Ross, Robert R Edwards, Adel Ahmed, Robert N Jamison
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain with neuropathic characteristics is considered to be an international health problem. However, surveys on the actual incidence of neuropathic pain have not been conducted in many Middle East countries, including Kuwait. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of pain and medical comorbidities among a random sample of patients treated at a large medical center in Kuwait. METHODS: A list of 1,000 patients was created from the hospital medical record system, and a telephone survey was conducted on 759 patients who responded to the phone call, of which 67...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431766/analysis-of-2-week-data-from-two-randomized-controlled-trials-conducted-in-subjects-with-frequent-heartburn-treated-with-esomeprazole-20-mg
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Philip O Katz, Anne Le Moigne, Charles Pollack
PURPOSE: These secondary analyses used data from 2 similarly designed studies in subjects experiencing frequent heartburn to evaluate the efficacy of esomeprazole 20 mg once daily for 2 weeks, which reflects the approved over-the-counter dosage and duration. METHODS: Subjects without endoscopically identified erosive esophagitis who were experiencing heartburn for ≥6 months and ≥4 of 7 days prior to baseline (study 1, N = 368; study 2, N = 349) were randomly assigned to receive double-blind treatment with esomeprazole 40 or 20 mg (administered as esomeprazole magnesium trihydrate 44...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420773/are-direct-to-consumer-marketing-and-over-the-counter-sale-of-hearing-aids-beneficial-to-patients-with-hearing-loss-a-provider-s-perspective
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Kenneth P Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420227/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-a-plant-based-multi-component-cream-ginetrox%C3%A2-in-vulvovaginal-disorders-of-the-genitourinary-syndrome-during-menopause
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Roberto Marrai, Giovanni Lissi, Stefano Togni, Giada Maramaldi, Marco Barbara, Luca Giacomelli
BACKGROUND: Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a symptomatic condition including vaginal dryness, irritation, dyspareunia and recurrent urinary tract infections which affects 40-54% of post-menopausal women. Although several estrogen-based therapies are available, it is generally preferable to avoid hormonal therapy, particularly in women with mild symptoms or at risk for estrogen-responsive neoplasia. Therefore, the most common treatment options are over-the-counter vaginal creams for symptomatic relief...
June 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417992/eluxadoline-efficacy-in-ibs-d-patients-who-report-prior-loperamide-use
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Brian E Lacy, William D Chey, Brooks D Cash, Anthony J Lembo, Leonard S Dove, Paul S Covington
OBJECTIVES: Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) is often managed with over-the-counter therapies such as loperamide, though with limited success. This analysis evaluated the efficacy of eluxadoline in patients previously treated with loperamide in two phase 3 studies. METHODS: Adults with IBS-D (Rome III criteria) were enrolled and randomized to placebo or eluxadoline (75 or 100 mg) twice daily for 26 (IBS-3002) or 52 (IBS-3001) weeks. Patients reported loperamide use over the previous year and recorded their rescue loperamide use during the studies...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416070/-intentional-suicide-with-cyclizine
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Nikolaj Preus Hatting, Peter Martin Hansen
Cyclizine is an antihistamine with a sedative effect. In Denmark it is an over-the-counter drug, whereas it is a prescription drug in many other countries. It possesses anticholinergic and antiemetic properties, although the exact mechanism of action is unknown. At doses greater than 5 mg/kg potent side effects of anticholinergic character can be expected. This case report is a description of an intentional suicide with a dose greater than 70 mg/kg.
April 3, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411789/significant-cost-savings-from-treating-peristomal-irritant-contact-dermatitis-with-an-over-the-counter-spray
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Timothy C Michaelis, Brett C Neill, Vikas Patel, Daniel J Aires, Anand N Rajpara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405552/over-the-counter-and-prescription-medications-for-acne-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-a-sample-of-university-students-in-saudi-arabia
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Mohja D Alshehri, Abdulsalam T Almutairi, Asma M Alomran, Batool A Alrashed, Feroze Kaliyadan
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: Acne is a very common dermatological condition found among the adolescent population in Saudi Arabia. Many patients with acne try various forms of self-medication, over the counter medicines (OTC), and prescription medicines for the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study among university students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). A validated questionnaire was distributed to a convenience sample of university students to evaluate their knowledge and attitudes towards OTC (mainly) as well as prescription medicine for acne...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405070/nitrous-oxide-induced-vitamin-b12-deficiency
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Lindsey Stockton, Cameron Simonsen, Susan Seago
Nitrous oxide is a gas that is odorless, colorless, and has a sweet taste at room temperature. Nitrous oxide has several uses, including in surgery and dentistry (referred to as "laughing gas"), in automotive racing, and in aerosol spray propellants. The aerosol spray propellants that typically use nitrous oxide are whipped cream canisters and cooking sprays. Unfortunately, these over-the-counter household items are a source of nitrous oxide that can be used for recreational use. The most popular is the use of industrial-grade canisters having the slang term "whippets...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402415/single-versus-repeat-doses-of-misoprostol-for-treatment-of-early-pregnancy-loss-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yossi Mizrachi, Ann Dekalo, Ohad Gluck, Hadas Miremberg, Lotem Dafna, Ohad Feldstein, Eran Weiner, Jacob Bar, Ron Sagiv
STUDY QUESTION: Does repeat administration of misoprostol for early pregnancy loss increase the treatment success rate? SUMMARY ANSWER: Repeat administration of misoprostol does not increase the treatment success rate, and is associated with more analgesics use. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Misoprostol reduces the need for surgical evacuation and shortens the time to complete expulsion in patients with early pregnancy loss. However, the impact of repeat doses of misoprostol is not clear...
April 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401798/most-frequently-reported-prescription-medications-and-supplements-in-couples-planning-pregnancy-the-life-study
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Kristin Palmsten, Katrina F Flores, Christina D Chambers, Lauren A Weiss, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Germaine M Buck Louis
OBJECTIVE: To identify frequently reported prescription medications and supplements among couples planning pregnancy because there is a lack of descriptive information on these agents in women and men who are trying to conceive. METHODS: Five hundred one couples enrolled in the Longitudinal Study of Infertility and the Environment, which took place between 2005 and 2009. Participants reported prescription medications as well as prescription and over-the-counter supplements used through interviews at study enrollment and through daily dairies during the 12-month follow-up...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399319/factors-associated-with-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-rural-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Marcia Y Shade, Ann M Berger, Claudia Chaperon, Gleb Haynatzki, Linda Sobeski, Bernice Yates
Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use is a serious public health problem in older adults because it may lead to adverse events. The purpose of the current study was to explore PIM use in rural, community-dwelling older adults. Participants (N = 138) underwent one-on-one medication reviews. Approximately one half (49%) of the sample used prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) PIM. Prescribed and OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (33%) and anticholinergic medications (28%) were the most frequently used PIM...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398023/clinical-profile-of-women-with-vva-who-are-not-candidates-for-local-vaginal-oestrogen-therapy
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Rossella E Nappi, Filippo Murina, Giuseppina Perrone, Paola Villa, Nicoletta Biglia
Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) is a chronic medical condition in postmenopausal women, which is predominantly due to a permanent cessation of ovarian oestrogen production. Current available treatment options for VVA are over-the-counter (OTC) symptomatic relief products or local oestrogen therapy (LET) aiming to treat this underlying atrophic condition. Recent surveys indicated that these products decrease sexual spontaneity, are messy and indiscrete. Ospemifene is an oral daily drug, which has proven to treat vaginal dryness and dyspareunia effectively...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397564/factors-associated-with-the-use-of-postoperative-analgesics-in-patients-undergoing-direct-microlaryngoscopy
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Salvatore Taliercio, Brian Sanders, Stratos Achlatis, Yixin Fang, Ryan Branski, Milan Amin
OBJECTIVE: Morbidity associated with suspension laryngoscopy has been well documented. However, standard of care with regard to postoperative analgesia has not been described, and anecdotal evidence suggests wide variability with regard to postoperative narcotic and non-narcotic recommendations. We sought to quantify the postoperative course following suspension microlaryngoscopy by relating patient-based and intraoperative measures with analgesic use. METHODS: Body mass index (BMI), Friedman tongue position (FTP), and Mallampati scores as well as laryngoscope type, number of attempts required for optimal visualization, and suspension time were documented in 50 consecutive patients undergoing routine suspension microlaryngoscopy...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391658/otc-medical-abortion-to-be-or-not-to-be
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Kamheang Chaturachinda
The article by Kapp et al summarizing further research to move early medical pregnancy termination over the counter (OTC) is timely and appropriate. Universal access over the counter of this 'silver bullet', de facto de-medicalisation of early abortion would save a large number of maternal deaths and spare women from the debility from unsafe abortion worldwide. It would greatly improve women's reproductive health (Rosenfield A. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 1994; 46: 173-179). Easy access to safe abortion would also benefit women in remote and rural area as well as urban ones (Jones RK et al...
April 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391495/boric-acid-inhibition-of-trichophyton-rubrum-growth-and-conidia-formation
#16
Martin Schmidt
Trichophyton rubrum is a common human dermatophyte that is the causative agent of 80-93% of fungal infections of the skin and nails. While dermatophyte infections in healthy people are easily treatable with over-the-counter medications, such infections pose a higher risk for patients with compromised immune function and impaired regenerative potential. The efficacy of boric acid (BA) for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections prompted an investigation of the effect of BA on growth and morphology of T. rubrum...
April 8, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388324/ability-of-three-general-use-pesticides-to-suppress-nymphal-ixodes-scapularis-and-amblyomma-americanum-acari-ixodidae
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Robert A Jordan, Terry L Schulze, Lars Eisen, Marc C Dolan
We evaluated 3 over-the-counter pesticides for their ability to suppress host-seeking Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum nymphs. We applied liquid concentrate and granular formulations of Bayer Advanced Complete Insect Killer, Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer, and Ortho Bug-B-Gon to forest plots using equipment available for purchase at retail home improvement outlets. All 3 liquid formulations provided rapid knockdown (≥98% control) of both species 1 day after application. Liquid Ortho Bug-B-Gone provided 100% suppression of I...
March 2017: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385483/analgesic-use-and-risk-of-recurrent-falls-in-participants-with-or-at-risk-of-knee-osteoarthritis-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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W-H Lo-Ciganic, L Floden, J K Lee, E L Ashbeck, L Zhou, C Chinthammit, A W Purdy, C K Kwoh
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have compared the risk of recurrent falls across different types of analgesic use, and were limited to adjust for potential confounders (e.g., pain/depression severity). We aimed to assess analgesic use and the subsequent risk of recurrent falls, among participants with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A longitudinal analysis included 4231 participants aged 45-79 years at baseline with 4-year follow-up from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) cohort study...
April 4, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381856/buying-over-the-counter-antacid-products-containing-aspirin-fda-drug-safety-communication-for-serious-bleeding-risk
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Kiran Kumar Boyina, Gayatri Nakkana, V Venkata Ramana Murthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380701/falls-risks-and-prevention-behaviors-among-community-dwelling-homebound-and-non-homebound-older-adults
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Carri Casteel, Jennifer Jones, Paula Gildner, James M Bowling, Susan J Blalock
The objectives were to examine falls risk factors to determine how the magnitude of risk may differ between homebound and non-homebound older adults, and to describe falls prevention behaviors and participation in falls prevention education. A cross-sectional survey was conducted with convenience samples of community-dwelling older adults recruited through Meals on Wheels programs (homebound, n = 80) and senior centers (non-homebound, n = 84) in North Carolina. Data were collected during home visits and included an interview and medication inventory...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
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