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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156947/off-label-use-of-antipsychotics-and-associated-factors-in-community-living-older-adults
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Hamzah Bakouni, Djamal Berbiche, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis
BACKGROUND: Given the common off-label use of antipsychotics (AP), we aimed to assess the factors associated with this use in community living older adults. METHODS: The study sample consisted of a large representative sample of older adults (n = 4108), covered under a public drug insurance plan in Canada. Off-label use of antipsychotics was defined by the absence of an approved indication for this use, according to Health Canada's drug product database. Multinomial logistic regression was used to assess the factors associated with off-label use...
November 20, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156772/stat3-and-stat5a-are-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Sambit K Mohanty, Kader Yagiz, Dinesh Pradhan, Daniel J Luthringer, Mahul B Amin, Serhan Alkan, Bekir Cinar
Mechanisms of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) are not well understood, thus hindering rational-based drug design. Activation of STAT3/5A, key components of the JAK/STAT pathway, is implicated in aggressive PC, yet their clinical relevance in CRPC remains elusive. Here, we evaluated the possible role of STAT3/5A in CRPC using immunological, quantitative mRNA expression profiling, and pharmacological methods. We observed a strong nuclear immunoreactivity for STAT3 and STAT5A in 93% (n=14/15) and 80% (n=12/15) of CRPC cases, respectively, compared with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155919/neonatal-outcomes-in-a-medicaid-population-with-opioid-dependence
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Susan B Brogly, Sonia Hernández-Diaz, Emily Regan, Ela Fadli, Kristen A Hahn, Martha M Werler
Confounding may account for the apparent improved infant outcomes after prenatal exposure to buprenorphine versus methadone. We used Massachusetts Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data to identify a cohort of opioid dependent mother-infant pairs (2006-2011) supplemented with confounder data from an external Boston cohort (2015-2016). Associations between prenatal buprenorphine versus methadone exposure and infant outcomes in the MAX Cohort were adjusted for measured MAX confounders, and unmeasured confounders with bias analysis using External Cohort data...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155555/medication-exposure-in-highly-adherent-psychiatry-patients
#4
Jeffrey J Sutherland, Thomas M Daly, Karen Jacobs, Elias A Khawam, Leo Pozuelo, Ryan D Morrison, Stephen B Milne, J Scott Daniels, Timothy Patrick Ryan
Medication exposure is dependent upon many factors, the single most important being if the patient took the prescribed medication as indicated. To assess medication exposure for psychotropic and other medication classes, we enrolled 115 highly adherent psychiatry patients prescribed five or more medications. In these patients, we measured 21 psychotropic and 38 non-psychotropic medications comprising a 59-medication multiplex assay panel. Strict enrollment criteria and reconciliation of the electronic health record medication list prior to study initiation produced a patient cohort that was compliant with 91% of their prescribed medications as determined by comparing medications detected empirically in blood to the electronic health record medication list...
November 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155224/medical-encounter-mental-health-diagnoses-non-fatal-injury-and-polypharmacy-indicators-of-risk-for-accident-death-in-the-us-army-enlisted-soldiers-2004-2009
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Lisa Lewandowski-Romps, Heather M Schroeder, Patricia A Berglund, Lisa J Colpe, Kenneth Cox, Keith Hauret, Jeffrey D Hay, Bruce Jones, Roderick J A Little, Colter Mitchell, Michael Schoenbaum, Paul Schulz, Murray B Stein, Robert J Ursano, Steven G Heeringa
Accidents are a leading cause of deaths in U.S. active duty personnel. Understanding accident deaths during wartime could facilitate future operational planning and inform risk prevention efforts. This study expands prior research, identifying health risk factors associated with U.S. Army accident deaths during the Afghanistan and Iraq war. Military records for 2004-2009 enlisted, active duty, Regular Army soldiers were analyzed using logistic regression modeling to identify mental health, injury, and polypharmacy (multiple narcotic and/or psychotropic medications) predictors of accident deaths for current, previously, and never deployed groups...
November 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154158/the-prevalence-reporting-and-treatment-of-anxiety-among-older-adults-in-nursing-homes-and-other-residential-aged-care-facilities
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Alexandra S Creighton, Tanya E Davison, David W Kissane
BACKGROUND: Little is known about anxiety in aged care populations, despite its increase in this frail population. This study investigated the prevalence, recording, and treatment rate of anxiety disorders among aged care residents. METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational design was used to assess 180 elderly residents from 12 aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia. Participants were assessed for threshold and subthreshold anxiety disorders and comorbid depression using the MINI for DSM-5...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149969/indicators-of-complex-care-during-the-consultation-liaison-psychiatry-activity-at-the-transplant-center-of-the-policlinico-hospital-modena
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G Mattei, A Laghi, S Balduzzi, M Moscara, C Piemonte, C Reggianini, M Rigatelli, S Ferrari, L Pingani, G M Galeazzi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify possible biopsychosocial predictors of organizational complexity in patients referred to the consultant psychiatrist for assessment before liver transplantation. METHODS: This was a case-control study. All psychiatric consultations performed before and after liver transplantation from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2013 were included. Complexity was operationalized as "undergoing two or more psychiatric consultations"...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147785/qt-interval-and-dispersion-in-drug-free-anorexia-nervosa-adolescents-a-case-control-study
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Monica Bomba, Lucio Tremolizzo, Fabiola Corbetta, Franco Nicosia, Francesca Lanfranconi, Gianni Poggioli, Karine Goulene, Marco Stramba-Badiale, Elisa Conti, Francesca Neri, Renata Nacinovich
Long QT values have been reported in patients with anorexia nervosa of the restricting type (ANr) potentially increasing the risk of fatal arrhythmia, especially if psychotropic drug treatment is required. Nevertheless, the previous studies on this topic are biased by drug exposure, long disease durations, and small sample sizes. This study is aimed at assessing QTc and QTcd values in ANr adolescents with recent onset and drug free, as compared to subjects affected by psychiatric disorders other than ANr. We evaluated QTc and its dispersion (QTcd) in a population of 77 drug-free ANr female adolescents and compared to an equal number of healthy controls (H-CTRL) and pathological controls (P-CTRL, mixed psychiatric disorders)...
November 16, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143367/risk-of-death-associated-with-new-benzodiazepine-use-among-persons-with-alzheimer-disease-a-matched-cohort-study
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Laura Saarelainen, Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Marjaana Koponen, Antti Tanskanen, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Heidi Taipale
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death associated with new benzodiazepine and related drug (BZDR) use in a nationwide cohort of persons with Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS: The register-based MEDALZ cohort, including all community-dwelling Finns diagnosed with AD during 2005 to 2011 (n = 70 718), was used. Clinically verified AD diagnoses were obtained from the Special Reimbursement Register. Drug use periods were modeled from BZDR purchases, derived from the Prescription Register...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143169/predictors-and-patterns-of-psychiatric-treatment-dropout-during-pregnancy-among-low-income-women
#10
Sara L Kornfield, Christina D Kang-Yi, David S Mandell, C Neill Epperson
Objective This study compared psychiatric treatment discontinuation rates among pregnant women using psychotropic medications, outpatient psychotherapy, or both before conception. Methods Using data from Pennsylvania Medicaid Fee-For-Service and Managed Care Organization claims and Medicaid enrollment, 3030 women were identified who gave birth between 2007 and 2009, had ≥ 1 claim for psychiatric treatment during the 120 days prior to pregnancy, and were enrolled in Medicaid until they delivered. Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression analyses were used to estimate psychiatric treatment dropout rate during pregnancy and examine relationships between treatment dropout and age, race/ethnicity, and pre-pregnancy psychiatric diagnosis and treatment pattern...
November 15, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141875/cognitive-enhancers-associated-with-decreased-risk-of-injury-in-patients-with-dementia-a-nationwide-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Pei-Chun Chao, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Ching-Wen Chu, Chin-Bin Yeh, San-Yuan Huang, Ru-Band Lu, Hsin-An Chang, Yu-Chen Kao, Hui-Wen Yeh, Wei-Shan Chiang, Yu-Ching Chou, Nian-Sheng Tzeng
This study aimed to investigate the associations among dementia, psychotropic medications and the risk of overall injuries. In this nationwide matched cohort study, a total of 144 008 enrolled patients ≥age of 50, with 36 002 study subjects who suffered from dementia and 108 006 controls matched for sex and age, from the Inpatient Dataset, for the period 2000-2010 in Taiwan were selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database, according to International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137820/does-acute-care-for-the-elderly-ace-unit-decrease-the-incidence-of-falls
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Ahmed Abdalla, Mehul Adhaduk, Raad A Haddad, Yanal Alnimer, Carlos F Ríos-Bedoya, Ghassan Bachuwa
To determine whether acute care for the elderly (ACE) units decrease the incidence of patient falls compared to general medical and surgical (GMS) units, a non-concurrent prospective study included individuals aged 65 and older admitted to ACE or GMS units over a 2-year span was done. There were 7069 admissions corresponded to 28,401 patient-days. A total of 149 falls were reported for an overall incidence rate (IR) of 5.2 falls per 1000 patient-days, 95% CI, 4.4/1000-6.1/1000 patient-days. The falls IR ratio for patients in ACE unit compared to those in non-ACE units after adjusting for age, sex, prescribed psychotropics and hypnotics, and Morse Fall Score was 0...
November 11, 2017: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137557/the-impact-of-a-state-medicaid-peer-review-authorization-program-on-pediatric-use-of-antipsychotic-medications
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Dinci Pennap, Mehmet Burcu, Daniel J Safer, Julie Magno Zito
OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study assessed the impact of a peer-review program on the prevalence of pediatric antipsychotic use among Medicaid-insured youths in a Mid-Atlantic state. METHODS: Medicaid claims (2010-2014) were assessed among continuously enrolled youths in the 12 months before and after implementation of peer review. The study identified children ages zero to four preimplementation (N=118,815) and postimplementation (N=121,431), ages five to nine preimplementation (N=98,681) and postimplementation (N=107,872), and ages 10 to 17 preimplementation (N=154,696) and postimplementation (N=161,370)...
November 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136758/psychotropic-agent-thioridazine-elicits-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-melanoma-effects
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Xiaoshuang Jiang, Zhixing Chen, Guobo Shen, Yong Jiang, Liangjun Wu, Xue Li, Guoping Wang, Tao Yin
Psychotropic agents have been shown anti-tumor potential in recent years. In the present study, our in vitro pharmacological data indicated that thioridazine inhibited melanoma cells proliferation. The growth-arresting effect of thioridazine was accompanied by autophagy induction, as shown by immunoblotting of increased LC3II. Besides, certain apoptotic events had also occurred after thioridazine exposure. The in vivo anti-melanoma effect of thioridazine was confirmed by showing that intraperitoneally injection of thioriazine remarkably retarded tumor growth and reduced tumor vasculature...
November 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133582/use-of-ketamine-for-acute-suicidal-ideation-in-a-patient-with-chronic-pain-on-prescribed-cannabinoids
#15
Daniel Bigman, Sindhura Kunaparaju, Bradford Bobrin
Ketamine is a standard anaesthetic drug that has been studied as a possible treatment for acute suicidal ideation. Aside to the potential psychotropic effects of ketamine, a Cochrane review reported that available studies suggest a modest effect of ketamine for chronic pain months to years after surgical intervention. We present a patient with acute suicidal ideation who required immediate inpatient psychiatric admission in the setting of concurrent chronic pain on cannabinoids which could not be prescribed within our inpatient hospital setting...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131655/psychotropic-drug-prescription-in-adolescents-a-retrospective-study-in-a-swiss-psychiatric-university-hospital
#16
Nicolas Ansermot, Véronique Jordanov, Michal Smogur, Laurent Holzer, Chin B Eap
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aims to evaluate off-label prescriptions and administrations of psychotropic medications in adolescents in a university psychiatric hospital in Switzerland. METHODS: Data were collected during the entire stays from the electronic database for 76 inpatients in 2008 and 76 inpatients in 2014. Data collected included gender, age, psychiatric diagnosis, duration of hospitalization, and psychotropic drug prescriptions and administrations...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128558/effects-of-35-carbon-dioxide-co2-inhalation-in-patients-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Michael Kellner, Christoph Muhtz, Sven Nowack, Irina Leichsenring, Klaus Wiedemann, Alexander Yassouridis
BACKGROUND: In patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) two open pilot studies about the effects of 35% carbon dioxide (CO2) exist. One shows an augmented panicogenic and anxiogenic response (Muhtz et al., 2011), the other does not (Talesnik et al. 2007). We further characterized the CO2 reactivity in PTSD using for the first time placebo-controlled and double-blind conditions. METHODS: In 20 patients with PTSD we assessed panic, anxiety, dissociative and PTSD symptoms after a single vital capacity inhalation of 35% CO2 compared to a placebo gas condition in a within-participant cross-over, placebo-controlled, double-blind and randomized design...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128242/early-changes-of-blood-lipid-levels-during-psychotropic-drug-treatment-as-predictors-of-long-term-lipid-changes-and-of-new-onset-dyslipidemia
#18
Aurélie Delacrétaz, Frederik Vandenberghe, Mehdi Gholam-Rezaee, Nuria Saigi Morgui, Anaïs Glatard, Jacques Thonney, Alessandra Solida-Tozzi, Stéphane Kolly, Sylfa Fassassi Gallo, Philipp Baumann, Sylvie Berney, Sandrine Valloton Zulauff, Jean-Michel Aubry, Roland Hasler, Karsten Ebbing, Armin von Gunten, Philippe Conus, Chin B Eap
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases and dyslipidemia represent a major health issue in psychiatry. Many psychotropic drugs can induce a rapid and substantial increase of blood lipid levels. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the potential predictive power of an early change of blood lipid levels during psychotropic treatment on long-term change and on dyslipidemia development. METHODS: Data were obtained from a prospective study including 181 psychiatric patients with metabolic parameters monitored during the first year of treatment and with adherence ascertained...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127503/relationships-between-low-grade-peripheral-inflammation-and-psychotropic-drugs-in-schizophrenia-results-from-the-national-face-sz-cohort
#19
G Fond, N Resseguier, F Schürhoff, O Godin, M Andrianarisoa, L Brunel, E Bulzacka, B Aouizerate, F Berna, D Capdevielle, I Chereau, T D'Amato, C Dubertret, J Dubreucq, C Faget, F Gabayet, C Lançon, P M Llorca, J Mallet, D Misdrahi, C Passerieux, R Rey, A Schandrin, M Urbach, P Vidailhet, L Boyer, M Leboyer
Low-grade inflammation has repeatedly been associated with schizophrenia (SZ) and in particular with cognitive impairment. Female gender, overweight and tobacco smoking have been suggested as risk factors to increase inflammation while preclinical inconsistent findings have been found regarding the association with psychotropic drugs. The aim of this study was to explore if psychotropic drugs were associated with inflammation in SZ and to determine which psychotropic drug was associated with inflammation in stable SZ subjects while considering clinical confounding factors...
November 10, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122637/side-effect-burden-of-antipsychotic-drugs-in-real-life-impact-of-gender-and-polypharmacy
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Trude Seselie Jahr Iversen, Nils Eiel Steen, Ingrid Dieset, Sigrun Hope, Ragni Mørch, Erlend Strand Gardsjord, Kjetil Nordbø Jørgensen, Ingrid Melle, Ole A Andreassen, Espen Molden, Erik G Jönsson
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic-associated side effects are well known and represent a significant treatment challenge. Still, few large studies have investigated the overall side effect burden of antipsychotics in real-life settings. OBJECTIVE: To describe the occurrence of side effects and perceived burden of antipsychotics in a large naturalistic sample, taking polypharmacy and patient characteristics into account. METHOD: Patients (n=1087) with psychotic disorders were assessed for side effects using the Udvalg for Kliniske Undersøgelser (UKU) side effect rating scale in addition to assessment of clinical and pharmacological data...
November 6, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
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