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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814745/suppression-of-grk2-expression-reduces-endothelial-dysfunction-by-restoring-glucose-homeostasis
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Kumiko Taguchi, Mari Hida, Mami Hasegawa, Haruka Narimatsu, Takayuki Matsumoto, Tsuneo Kobayashi
Despite the associations between diabetic complications and vascular endothelial dysfunction, a direct therapeutic method targeting endothelial dysfunction remains poorly characterized. We have previously shown that chemical inhibition of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) slightly enhances insulin sensitivity and reduces endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetic mice. In this study, we identified GRK2 as a novel therapeutic target of diabetic endothelial dysfunction and investigated the effect on diabetic endothelial dysfunction through the systemic administration of GRK2 siRNA using a hydrodynamic-based procedure, resulting in suppression of increased GRK2 protein levels in the liver...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807495/the-colorful-spectrum-of-tourette-syndrome-and-its-medical-surgical-and-behavioral-therapies
#2
Jan Roth
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder, more common in males than females, with onset before age 18. TS is characterized by multiple motor tics and one or more vocal/phonic tics, persisting for more than a year. Tics are unvoluntary, abrupt, rapid, repetitive, but non-rhythmic movements or sounds (vocalizations). They are preceded by an inner urge. Tics can be temporarily suppressed, but this leads to a powerful re-emergence. The performance of tics results in immediate but transient relief...
August 10, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802231/phytochemical-properties-and-pharmacological-effects-of-quercus-ilex-l-aqueous-extract-on-gastrointestinal-physiological-parameters-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kaïs Rtibi, Imen Hammami, Slimen Selmi, Dhekra Grami, Hichem Sebai, Mohamed Amri, Lamjed Marzouki
INTRODUCTION: Several research studies have reported on the pharmacological relevance of the medicinal plants used for treating various gastrointestinal disorders and controlling the dietary glucose uptake in the intestinal tract. METHODS: Male rats were used to investigate the pharmacological effects of green oak acorn aqueous extract (GOAE) on gastrointestinal physiological parameters in vivo and in vitro. In this respect, the gastro-intestinal motility and hypersecretion essays were evaluated using a simple test meal (10% charcoal in 5% gum arabic) and castor oil induced diarrhea...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797691/antidepressant-like-activity-of-venlafaxine-and-clonidine-in-mice-exposed-to-single-prolonged-stress-a-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-pharmacodynamic-and-molecular-docking-studies
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Natalia Malikowska, Łukasz Fijałkowski, Alicja Nowaczyk, Piotr Popik, Kinga Sałat
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a growing issue worldwide characterized by stress and anxiety in response to re-experiencing traumatic events which strongly impair patient's quality of life and social functions. Available antidepressant and anxiolytic drugs are not efficacious in the majority of treated individuals. This necessitates a significant medical demand to develop novel therapeutic strategies for PTSD. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Animal model of PTSD was induced using a mouse single prolonged stress protocol (mSPS)...
August 7, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780913/maintaining-abstinence-from-smoking-after-a-period-of-enforced-abstinence-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-analysis-of-behaviour-change-techniques-with-a-focus-on-mental-health
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L S Brose, E Simonavicius, A McNeill
BACKGROUND: Smoking prevalence is doubled among people with mental health problems and reaches 80% in inpatient, substance misuse and prison settings, widening inequalities in morbidity and mortality. As more institutions become smoke-free but most smokers relapse immediately post-discharge, we aimed to review interventions to maintain abstinence post-discharge. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and Web of Science were searched from inception to May 2016 and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and cohort studies conducted with adult smokers in prison, inpatient mental health or substance use treatment included...
August 7, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768994/influx-transport-of-cationic-drug-at-the-blood-retinal-barrier-impact-on-the-retinal-delivery-of-neuroprotectants
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Yoshiyuki Kubo, Shin-Ichi Akanuma, Ken-Ichi Hosoya
The retina is a tissue essential for vision, and the blood-retina barrier (BRB) helps to maintain an optimal microenvironment for the neural system in the retina. Recent findings concerning the BRB showed the involvement of transporters at the inner and outer BRB in drug and nutrient transport, suggesting their utility in the development of novel drug delivery systems to the retina. An in vitro-in vivo relationship study of permeability suggested the influx transport of verapamil, a cationic drug, across the BRB, and further in vivo and in vitro studies of cationic drugs, such as verapamil, propranolol and clonidine, revealed the involvement of carrier-mediated process in their influx transport at the BRB...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759482/clonidine-increases-the-likelihood-that-abstinence-can-withstand-unstructured-time-in-buprenorphine-maintained-outpatients
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William J Kowalczyk, Jeremiah W Bertz, Landhing M Moran, Karran A Phillips, Udi E Ghitza, David H Epstein, Kenzie L Preston
OBJECTIVE: In a clinical trial examining daily clonidine as an adjunct to buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence, we found that clonidine increased opioid abstinence and decoupled stress from craving. From a personalized-medicine perspective, the next step is to identify people for whom clonidine would be beneficial. To that end, using data from the same clinical trial, we examined the associations of daily-life activities with treatment success. METHODS: Outpatients (N = 118) received clonidine (0...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731876/neuraxial-drug-delivery-for-the-management-of-cancer-pain-cost-updates-and-society-guidelines
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Collin F M Clarke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present study discusses the utilization of neuraxial drug delivery (NDD) for the management of cancer pain, based on recent trials, reviews, and guidelines with a focus on cost analysis. RECENT FINDINGS: Almost all recent publications suggest that more stringent research is needed to improve evidence on NDD, particularly as conflicting reports exist regarding cost effectiveness of drug delivery systems. The combination of local anesthetics and opioids, with or without clonidine, continues to be reported as beneficial with the utilization of patient controlled systems providing an advantage over continuous ones...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728322/perioperative-hypertension-management-during-facelift-under-local-anesthesia-with-intravenous-hypnotics
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Ki Ho Chung, Myeong Soo Cho, Hoon Jin
Perioperative hypertension is a phenomenon in which a surgical patient's blood pressure temporarily increases throughout the preoperative and postoperative periods and remains high until the patient's condition stabilizes. This phenomenon requires immediate treatment not only because it is observed in a majority of patients who are not diagnosed with high blood pressure, but also because occurs in patients with underlying essential hypertension who show a sharp increase in their blood pressure. The most common complication following facelift surgery is hematoma, and the most critical risk factor that causes hematoma is elevated systolic blood pressure...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726169/comparison-of-the-systemic-and-local-pharmacokinetics-of-clonidine-mucoadhesive-buccal-tablets-with-reference-clonidine-oral-tablets-in-healthy-volunteers-an-open-label-randomised-cross-over-trial
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Bérangère Vasseur, Alain Dufour, Laetitia Houdas, Helen Goodwin, Kathryn Harries, Neslihan Yesiltas Emul, Simon Hutchings
INTRODUCTION: The clonidine mucoadhesive buccal tablet (MBT) is a novel delivery system resulting in high and sustained concentrations of clonidine in the oral cavity. In a phase II clinical trial, clonidine MBT reduced the incidence of severe oral mucositis (OM) compared to placebo in head and neck cancer patients undergoing chemoradiation. This study compared the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety and tolerability of clonidine MBT with a reference oral tablet (OT). METHODS: This was a randomised, three-period, single-dose crossover study in 36 healthy subjects aged 18-50 years...
July 19, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715875/acute-orexigenic-effect-of-agmatine-involves-interaction-between-central-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-and-gabaergic-receptors
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Brijesh Gulabrao Taksande, Omi Sharma, Manish Manohar Aglawe, Mayur Bhimrao Kale, Dinesh Yugraj Gawande, Milind Janraoji Umekar, Nandkishor Ramdas Kotagale
Agmatine and GABA have been abundantly expressed in brain nuclei involved in regulation of energy homeostasis and promoting stimulation of food intake in rodents. However, their mutual interaction, if any, in the elicitation of feeding behavior is largely remains unclear. The current study provides experimental evidence for the possible interaction of agmatine, adrenergic and GABAergic systems in stimulation of feeding in satiated rats. Satiated rats fitted with intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) cannulae and were administered agmatine, alone or jointly with (a) GABAA receptor agonist, muscimol, diazepam or antagonist bicuculline and flumazenil, GABAA positive modulator, allopregnanolone or negative modulator of GABAA receptor, dehydroepiandrosterone (b) In view of the high affinity of agmatine for α2-adrenoceptors and the close association between α2-adrenoceptors and GABAergic system, the effect of their modulators on feeding elicited by agmatine/GABAergic agonists were also examined...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708771/effect-of-clonidine-on-hemodynamic-responses-during-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi Zhang, Xi Zhang, Yu Wang, Jiefeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Clonidine might be beneficial to the patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This meta-analysis focused on the influence of clonidine on hemodynamic responses in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: We searched several databases including PubMed, EMbase, Web of science, EBSCO, and Cochrane library databases. This meta-analysis included randomized controlled trials regarding the influence of clonidine versus placebo on laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707454/interventions-for-postoperative-pain-in-children-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Krste Boric, Svjetlana Dosenovic, Antonia Jelicic Kadic, Marijan Batinic, Marija Cavar, Marjan Urlic, Nikolina Markovina, Livia Puljak
The aim of this study was to conduct an overview of systematic reviews that summarizes the results about efficacy and safety from randomized controlled trials involving the various strategies used for postoperative pain management in children. We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL, Database of Reviews of Effect, Embase, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO from the earliest date to January 24, 2016. This overview included 45 systematic reviews that evaluated interventions for postoperative pain in children...
September 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700791/efficacy-of-tramadol-extended-release-for-opioid-withdrawal-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kelly E Dunn, D Andrew Tompkins, George E Bigelow, Eric C Strain
Importance: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a significant public health problem. Supervised withdrawal (ie, detoxification) from opioids using clonidine or buprenorphine hydrochloride is a widely used treatment. Objective: To evaluate whether tramadol hydrochloride extended-release (ER), an approved analgesic with opioid and nonopioid mechanisms of action and low abuse potential, is effective for use in supervised withdrawal settings. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial was conducted in a residential research setting with 103 participants with OUD...
July 12, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700715/the-pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-with-network-meta-analyses-of-randomised-trials
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Amparo Núñez-Beltrán, Matthew J Page, Manuel Ridao, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Miguel A Catalá, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos, David Moher
BACKGROUND: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders in childhood. A wide variety of treatments have been used for the management of ADHD. We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of pharmacological, psychological and complementary and alternative medicine interventions for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a systematic review with network meta-analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697832/-efficacy-of-clonidine-transdermal-patch-in-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-tic-disorders-in-children
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Jing-Min Guo, Xiao-Xi Shi, Shi-Wei Yang, Qin-Fang Qian, Yan Huang, Yan-Qin Xie, Ping Ou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in the efficacy between clonidine transdermal patch and haloperidol tablets in the treatment of moderate to severe tic disorders in children. METHODS: A total of 134 children with moderate to severe tic disorders were randomly divided into clonidine group (n=70) and haloperidol group (n=64). The clonidine and haloperidol groups were treated with clonidine transdermal patch and haloperidol tablets respectively, and the treatment lasted for 8 weeks in both groups...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691871/non-health-care-facility-medication-errors-resulting-in-serious-medical-outcomes
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Nichole L Hodges, Henry A Spiller, Marcel J Casavant, Thiphalak Chounthirath, Gary A Smith
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide an epidemiologic analysis of medication errors occurring outside of health care facilities that result in serious medical outcomes (defined by the National Poison Database System as "moderate effect," "major effect," "death," or "death, indirect report"). METHODS: National Poison Database System data from 2000 through 2012 were used for this retrospective analysis of non-health care facility medication errors...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686702/what-is-the-level-of-evidence-for-the-amnestic-effects-of-sedatives-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses
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Karolline Alves Viana, Anelise Daher, Lucianne Cople Maia, Paulo Sucasas Costa, Carolina de Castro Martins, Saul Martins Paiva, Luciane Rezende Costa
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that benzodiazepines are amnestic drug par excellence, but when taken together, what level of evidence do they generate? Are other sedatives as amnestic as benzodiazepines? The aim of this study was to assess the level of scientific evidence for the amnestic effect of sedatives in pediatric patients who undergo health procedures. METHODS: The literature was searched to identify randomized controlled trials that evaluated anterograde and retrograde amnesia in 1-19-year-olds who received sedative drugs during health procedures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671407/perioperative-cardiovascular-medication-management-in-noncardiac-surgery-common-questions
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Michael A Mikhail, Arya B Mohabbat, Amit K Ghosh
Several medications have been used perioperatively in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in an attempt to improve outcomes. Antiplatelet therapy for primary prevention of cardiovascular events should generally be discontinued seven to 10 days before surgery to avoid increasing the risk of bleeding, unless the risk of a major adverse cardiac event exceeds the risk of bleeding. Antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention should be continued perioperatively, except before procedures with very high bleeding risk, such as intracranial procedures...
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666582/clonidine-restores-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-and-improves-tissue-repair-following-severe-trauma
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Tyler J Loftus, Andrew J Thomson, Kolenkode B Kannan, Ines G Alamo, Jessica K Millar, Jessica M Plazas, Elizabeth E Whitley, Philip A Efron, Alicia M Mohr
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that clonidine and propranolol would increase VEGF and VEGF-receptor expression and promote lung healing following severe trauma and chronic stress. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to lung contusion (LC), lung contusion/hemorrhagic shock (LCHS), or lung contusion/hemorrhagic shock/daily restraint stress (LCHS/CS). Clonidine and propranolol were administered daily. On day seven, lung VEGF, VEGFR-1, VEGFR-2, and HMGB1 were assessed by PCR...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
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