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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328571/neuropathic-pain-induced-enhancement-of-spontaneous-and-pain-evoked-neuronal-activity-in-the-periaqueductal-gray-that-is-attenuated-by-gabapentin
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Vijay K Samineni, Louis S Premkumar, Carl L Faingold
Neuropathic pain is a debilitating pathological condition that is poorly understood. Recent evidence suggests that abnormal central processing occurs during the development of neuropathic pain induced by the cancer chemotherapeutic agent, paclitaxel. Yet, it is unclear what role neurons in supraspinal pain network sites, such as the periaqueductal gray, play in altered behavioral sensitivity seen during chronic pain conditions. To elucidate these mechanisms, we studied the spontaneous and thermally-evoked firing patterns of ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) neurons in awake behaving rats treated with paclitaxel to induce neuropathic pain...
March 21, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328148/long-term-follow-up-study-of-community-based-patients-receiving-xr-ntx-for-opioid-use-disorders
#2
Arthur Robin Williams, Vincent Barbieri, Kaitlyn Mishlen, Frances R Levin, Edward V Nunes, John J Mariani, Adam Bisaga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) is FDA-approved to prevent relapse in patients with Opioid Use Disorder. However little is known about long-term use among community-based outpatients. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and long-term follow-up survey among individuals (N = 168) who entered an outpatient XR-NTX trial between 2011 and 2015, during which participants were offered three monthly injections of XR-NTX at no cost. The survey consisted of 35 questions covering a total of four domains: (1) substance use; (2) treatment continuation; (3) barriers; and (4) attitudes...
March 22, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314555/the-effects-of-intra-articular-levobupivacain-versus-levobupivacain-plus-magnesium-sulfate-on-postoperative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-arthroscopic-meniscectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Nurcan Kizilcik, Turhan Özler, Ferdi Menda, Çağatay Uluçay, Özge Köner, Faik Altintaş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compared the effectiveness of intraarticular levobupivacain with levobupivacain and magnesium sulfate. METHODS: In this prospective randomized double blinded study, 96 patients (67 male, 29 female; age range: 18-65 years) with ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologist) score I and II, who had undergone arthroscopic meniscectomy operation, were divided to 3 groups that had postoperative analgesia with intra-articular saline injection (control group), levobupivacain injection (L group) or levobupivacain and magnesium sulfate injection (LM group)...
March 14, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298770/intraperitoneal-levobupivacaine-with-or-without-clonidine-for-pain-relief-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#4
Nishith Govil, Parag Kumar
BACKGROUND: Irrigation of local anesthetic intraperitoneally in combination with opioids and non-opioids agents has been used to provide pain relief with varying success in laparoscopic surgeries. This randomized double blind placebo controlled study is designed to study the effect of intraperitoneal instillation of levo-bupivacaine along with clonidine for pain relief after laparascopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: 75 patients were randomized to receive 20 ml of 0...
January 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296137/percutaneous-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-two-clinical-case-reports-of-sustained-pain-relief
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Leonardo Kapural, Christopher A Gilmore, John Chae, Richard L Rauck, Steven P Cohen, Michael F Saulino, Amorn Wongsarnpigoon, Meredith J McGee, Joseph W Boggs
As the leading cause of disability among U.S. adults, chronic low back pain (LBP) is one sof the most prevalent and challenging musculoskeletal conditions. Neuromodulation provides an opportunity to reduce or eliminate the use of opioids to treat chronic LBP, but the cost and invasiveness of existing methods have limited its broad adoption, especially earlier in the treatment continuum. The present case report details the results of a novel method of short-term percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) in 2 subjects with chronic LBP...
March 14, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285863/low-dose-ketamine-use-in-the-emergency-department-a-new-direction-in-pain-management
#6
A Pourmand, M Mazer-Amirshahi, C Royall, R Alhawas, R Shesser
There is a need for alternative non-opioid analgesics for the treatment of acute, chronic, and refractory pain in the emergency department (ED). Ketamine is a fast acting N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that provides safe and effective analgesia. The use of low dose ketamine (LDK) (<1mg/kg) provides sub-dissociative levels of analgesia and has been studied as an alternative and/or adjunct to opioid analgesics. We reviewed 11 studies using LDK either alone or in combination with opioid analgesics in the ED...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282499/non-opioid-medications-for-the-relief-of-chronic-breathlessness-current-evidence
#7
Carlo Barbetta, David C Currow, Miriam J Johnson
To evaluate systematically randomised clinical trials investigating non-opioid medications for the management and treatment of chronic breathlessness. Areas Covered: The evidence for the role of benzodiazepines, anxiolytics, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, antihistamines, cannabinoids, nebulized furosemide and herbal-based treatments were critically reviewed. Search of the Clinical Trials Registry (Clinicaltrial.gov) identified ongoing studies expected to generate new data in the near future in several classes of non-opioid medications for their net effect on chronic breathlessness...
March 10, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262342/analgesic-medication-with-dipyrone-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-relation-to-macce
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Alina Achilles, Annemarie Mohring, Lisa Dannenberg, Kerstin Piayda, Bodo Levkau, Thomas Hohlfeld, Tobias Zeus, Malte Kelm, Amin Polzin
BACKGROUND: The non-opioid analgesic dipyrone can trigger life-threatening blood formation disorders. However, it is frequently used, as many patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) rely on non-opioid analgesics to relieve pain. In this study, we investigated the incidence of death, myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke in CAD patients with aspirin and dipyrone comedication as compared to aspirin-alone. METHODS: We conducted an observational pilot study in 72 CAD patients with aspirin ± dipyrone comedication in the department of cardiology of the University Hospital Düsseldorf...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246587/salient-concerns-in-using-analgesia-for-cancer-pain-among-outpatients-a-cluster-analysis-study
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Salimah H Meghani, George J Knafl
AIM: To identify unique clusters of patients based on their concerns in using analgesia for cancer pain and predictors of the cluster membership. METHODS: This was a 3-mo prospective observational study (n = 207). Patients were included if they were adults (≥ 18 years), diagnosed with solid tumors or multiple myelomas, and had at least one prescription of around-the-clock pain medication for cancer or cancer-treatment-related pain. Patients were recruited from two outpatient medical oncology clinics within a large health system in Philadelphia...
February 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241764/changes-over-time-in-prescription-practices-of-pain-medications-in-switzerland-between-2006-and-2013-an-analysis-of-insurance-claims
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Maria M Wertli, Oliver Reich, Andri Signorell, Jakob M Burgstaller, Johann Steurer, Ulrike Held
BACKGROUND: In Europe, scant information is available about prescription practices for pain medications. The aim of this research was to assess changes in prescription rates of non-opioid, weak opioid, and strong opioid medications between 2006 and 2013 in the Swiss population. METHODS: Using insurance claims data covering one-sixth of the Swiss population, we analyzed the numbers of reimbursed pain medications, the number of reimbursements per persons, and the cumulative dose in milligrams...
February 27, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216001/loperamide-inhibits-sodium-channels-to-alleviate-inflammatory-hyperalgesia
#11
Ying Wu, Beiyan Zou, Lingli Liang, Min Li, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Haibo Yu, Xiaoliang Wang, Min Li
Previous studies demonstrated that Loperamide, originally known as an anti-diarrheal drug, is a promising analgesic agent primarily targeting mu-opioid receptors. However some evidences suggested that non-opioid mechanisms may be contributing to its analgesic effect. In the present study, Loperamide was identified as a Nav1.7 blocker in a pilot screen. In HEK293 cells expressing Nav1.7 sodium channels, Loperamide blocked the resting state of Nav1.7 channels (IC50 = 1.86 ± 0.11 μM) dose-dependently and reversibly...
February 16, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192113/a-randomised-clinical-trial-comparing-the-effects-of-antitussives-on-respiratory-centre-output-in-patients-with-chronic-cough
#12
Claudia Mannini, Federico Lavorini, Alessandro Zanasi, Federico Saibene, Luigi Lanata, Giovanni Fontana
BACKGROUND: Cough is produced by the same neuronal pool implicated in respiratory rhythm generation and antitussive drugs acting at the central level, such as the opioids, may depress ventilation. Levodropropizine is classified as a non-opioid, peripherally-acting antitussive drug acting at the level of airway sensory nerves. However, the lack of a central action by Levodropropizine remains to be fully established. We set out to compare the effects of Levodropropizine and the opioid antitussive agent Dihydrocodeine on the respiratory responses to a conventional CO2 re-breathing test in patients with chronic cough of any origin...
February 10, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182836/an-exploratory-study-evaluating-the-impact-of-opioid-and-non-opioid-pain-medications-on-serum-plasma-free-testosterone-and-free-estradiol-concentrations
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Julie A Ray, Mark M Kushnir, A Wayne Meikle, Jill E Sindt, Frederick G Strathmann
Chronic use of opioid medications has been reported to cause altered sexual function. It is not known if non-opioid pain medications have similar effects. Assessment of this effect through the measurement of concentrations of free hormones is limited. Positivity of opioid medications (hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone, tramadol and fentanyl) and non-opioid pain medications (gabapentin or pregabalin) in human serum and plasma samples from adult men and women were evaluated for association with concentrations of free testosterone (fTe) and free estradiol (fE2) measured using equilibrium dialysis-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry methods...
February 9, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162663/-421-a-novel-non-opioid-conesnail-peptide-based-analgesic-as-a-therapeutic-alternative-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain
#14
J Mercado, M Xu, K Norton, D Peckham, J Posakony, E Tarcha, J Bartron, M Brown, K Lustig, L Manelli, C Ghelardini, B Cheppudira, M Fowler, S Christensen, J McIntosh, S Iadonato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144710/selective-venous-vasodilator-properties-of-the-analgesic-metamizole-dipyrone-in-a-human-ex-vivo-model-implications-for-postoperative-pain-management
#15
Markus Hoenicka, Hagen Gorki, Karl Traeger, Andreas Liebold
Metamizole (dipyrone) is a first-line, non-opioid analgesic used for postoperative pain management. Clinical data and animal experiments indicate a possible vasodilator action of this drug. We investigated the effects of metamizole on human artery and vein tone in an ex vivo model to assess potential contributions to venous pooling. Excess segments of bypass grafts were harvested during coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. Tensions were measured in an organ bath for 120 min after adding metamizole to the preconstricted vessels...
January 31, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132576/what-are-the-advantages-of-non-opioid-analgesic-techniques-in-the-management-of-acute-and-chronic-pain
#16
Paul F White
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125964/effect-of-admission-fascia-iliaca-compartment-blocks-on-post-operative-abbreviated-mental-test-scores-in-elderly-fractured-neck-of-femur-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Peter M Odor, Irina Chis Ster, Iain Wilkinson, Frederic Sage
BACKGROUND: Post-operative cognitive impairment is common in elderly patients following surgery for hip fracture, with undertreated pain being an important etiological factor. Non-opioid based analgesic techniques, such as nerve blocks, may help reduce the risk of cognitive complications. The aim of this study was to investigate whether receiving a fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) as part of a pre-operative analgesic regime increased the odds of high post-operative abbreviated mental test scores (AMTS) when compared with conventional analgesia without a nerve block...
January 5, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097532/medication-overuse-in-chronic-pain
#18
REVIEW
Eric S Hsu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic pain is usually managed by various pharmacotherapies after exhausting the conservative modalities such as over-the-counter choices. The goal of this review is to investigate current state of opioids and non-opioid medication overuse that includes NSAIDs, skeletal muscle relaxants, antidepressants, membrane stabilization agents, and benzodiazepine. How to minimize medication overuse and achieve better outcome in chronic pain management? RECENT FINDINGS: Although antidepressants and membrane stabilization agents contribute to the crucial components for neuromodulation, opioids were frequently designated as a rescue remedy in chronic pain since adjunct analgesics usually do not provide instantaneous relief...
January 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045073/insensitivity-to-pain-induced-by-a-potent-selective-closed-state-nav1-7-inhibitor
#19
M Flinspach, Q Xu, A D Piekarz, R Fellows, R Hagan, A Gibbs, Y Liu, R A Neff, J Freedman, W A Eckert, M Zhou, R Bonesteel, M W Pennington, K A Eddinger, T L Yaksh, M Hunter, R V Swanson, A D Wickenden
Pain places a devastating burden on patients and society and current pain therapeutics exhibit limitations in efficacy, unwanted side effects and the potential for drug abuse and diversion. Although genetic evidence has clearly demonstrated that the voltage-gated sodium channel, Nav1.7, is critical to pain sensation in mammals, pharmacological inhibitors of Nav1.7 have not yet fully recapitulated the dramatic analgesia observed in Nav1.7-null subjects. Using the tarantula venom-peptide ProTX-II as a scaffold, we engineered a library of over 1500 venom-derived peptides and identified JNJ63955918 as a potent, highly selective, closed-state Nav1...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043841/non-opioid-pain-management-in-benign-minimally-invasive-hysterectomy-%C3%A2-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Emily Blanton, Georgine Lamvu, Insiyyah Patanwala, Kenneth I Barron, Kathryn Witzeman, Frank F Tu, Sawsan As-Sanie
BACKGROUND: Less postoperative pain typically is associated with a minimally invasive hysterectomy compared with a laparotomy approach; however, poor pain control can still be an issue. Multiple guidelines exist for managing postoperative pain, yet most are not specialty-specific and are based on procedures that bear little relevance to a minimally invasive hysterectomy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is enough quality evidence within the benign gynecology literature to make non-opioid pain control recommendations for women who undergo a benign minimally invasive hysterectomy...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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