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The current evidence-based guideline on self-medication in migraine and tension-type headache of the German, Austrian and Swiss headache societies and the German Society of Neurology is addressed to physicians engaged in primary care as well as pharmacists and patients. The guideline is especially concerned with the description of the methodology used, the selection process of the literature used and which evidence the recommendations are based upon. The following recommendations about self-medication in migraine attacks can be made: The efficacy of the fixed-dose combination of acetaminophen, acetylsalicylic acid and caffeine and the monotherapies with ibuprofen or naratriptan or acetaminophen or phenazone are scientifically proven and recommended as first-line therapy. None of the substances used in self-medication in migraine prophylaxis can be seen as effective. Concerning the self-medication in tension-type headache, the following therapies can be recommended as first-line therapy: the fixed-dose combination of acetaminophen, acetylsalicylic acid and caffeine as well as the fixed combination of acetaminophen and caffeine as well as the monotherapies with ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid or diclofenac. The four scientific societies hope that this guideline will help to improve the treatment of headaches which largely is initiated by the patients themselves without any consultation with their physicians.
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A selective solid-phase extraction was employed for the improvement of the determination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in continental water and urine samples. Ketoprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and ibuprofen were selected as target analytes due to they are the most frequently administered and consumed NSAIDs. These compounds were extracted using molecular imprinted polymers and determined by liquid chromatography with diode array (DAD), and tandem-mass spectrometry (MS-MS) detectors. Performance of DAD and MS-MS detectors was evaluated throughout this study. The obtained limits of quantification, after a 50-fold preconcentration solid-phase extraction, varied from 20 to 30μgL(-1) for DAD, and from 0.007 to 0.017μgL(-1) for MS-MS for both types of sample matrixes. Quantitative recoveries were found for blank-samples spiked at different NSAIDs concentration levels, ranging from 0.05 to 10mgL(-1) for urine and from 0.5 to 500μgL(-1) for water. The proposed methodology was applied for the determination of NSAID residues in urine of prescribed individuals, and continental waters.
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The callus and roots developed from the hypocotyl and cotyledon explants of the germinating seeds of Calotropis procera were grown in culture, and the proteins isolated from them (CP and RP) were evaluated for their efficacy in inhibiting edema formation induced by sub-plantar injection of carrageenan in the hind paw of rat. Intravenous administration of both CP and RP 30 min before inducing inflammation produced a dose-dependent inhibition of edema formation at 1 and 5 mg/kg doses. The extents of inhibition with these proteins ranged between 40 and 70 % at the doses included while the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac produced 50 to 60 % inhibition at 5 mg/kg dose. The inhibitory effect with these proteins was accompanied by a dose-dependent reduction in the tissue levels of inflammatory mediators, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and oxidative stress markers namely glutathione and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances and maintenance of tissue architecture. The present study shows that the proteins isolated from the differentiated and undifferentiated tissues derived from the germinating seeds have therapeutic application in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, and these tissues could be used as an alternative source to minimize variability of plant-derived formulations.
An acute elevation of circulating non-esterified fatty acids (NEFAs) has previously been shown to impair endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDV). In this study, we investigated if local administration of vitamin C (n=8, 18 mg/min), L-arginine (n=8, 12.5 mg/min), or the cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor diclophenac (n=8, 0.5 mg/min) can counteract the endothelial dysfunction seen during infusion of Intralipid plus heparin (n=10). EDV and endothelium-independent vasodilation (EIDV) were studied in the forearm after local administration of methacholine chloride (Mch; 2 and 4 microg/min) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP; 5 and 10 microg/min). Forearm blood flow (FBF) was determined with venous occlusion plethysmography. Intralipid and heparin increased circulating NEFA levels sevenfold and impaired EDV (P<0.001 vs baseline). Concomitant administration of L-arginine or diclophenac abolished the NEFA-induced impairment in EDV. Concomitant vitamin C administration actually improved EDV (P<0.05 vs baseline). NEFA elevation increased EIDV (P<0.01), but this effect was not significant after L-arginine or diclophenac infusions. In conclusion, an acute elevation of circulating NEFAs led to impaired EDV. Administration of L-arginine, vitamin C or COX inhibition abolished this effect, suggesting that NEFAs might interact with endothelial vasodilatory function through multiple mechanisms.
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Nephrotic syndrome, with or without concomitant tubulointerstitial nephritis, is a rare renal adverse effect of NSAIDs. In the present report we describe a case of a 60-year-old Caucasian man who was admitted because of nephrotic syndrome following several days of use of meloxicam for hip osteoarthritis. Renal histopathology revealed minimal change disease, one of the commonest causes of nephrotic syndrome. The patient's condition resolved rapidly upon discontinuation of meloxicam. Because he had already experienced two episodes of nephrotic syndrome after administration of diclofenac several years previously, it was concluded that the patient had renal hypersensitivity to both diclofenac and meloxicam. While waiting for the hip arthroplasty, he was prescribed celecoxib for pain control. After 1 month of regular celecoxib use the patient remained in remission with respect to nephrotic syndrome and had normal renal function. We conclude that challenge with a structurally distinct NSAID (such as celecoxib in this case) may be an option, under close surveillance, in a patient with a history of nephrotic syndrome associated with use of an NSAID when continued treatment with an NSAID is indicated.
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This trial shows that rectal diclofenac given immediately after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography can reduce the incidence of acute pancreatitis.
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Osteoarthritis was induced arthroscopically in 1 middle carpal joint of all horses. Eight horses treated with DLC were given 7.3 g twice daily via topical application. Eight horses treated with phenylbutazone were given 2 g orally once daily. Eight control horses received no treatment. Evaluations included clinical, radiographic, magnetic resonance imaging, synovial fluid, gross, and histologic examinations as well as histochemical and biochemical analyses.
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In the present study, the validity of using a cocktail screening method in combination with a chemometrical data mining approach to evaluate metabolic activity and diversity of drug-metabolizing bacterial Cytochrome P450 (CYP) BM3 mutants was investigated. In addition, the concept of utilizing an in-house-developed library of CYP BM3 mutants as a unique biocatalytic synthetic tool to support medicinal chemistry was evaluated. Metabolic efficiency of the mutant library towards a selection of CYP model substrates, being amitriptyline (AMI), buspirone (BUS), coumarine (COU), dextromethorphan (DEX), diclofenac (DIC) and norethisterone (NET), was investigated. First, metabolic activity of a selection of CYP BM3 mutants was screened against AMI and BUS. Subsequently, for a single CYP BM3 mutant, the effect of co-administration of multiple drugs on the metabolic activity and diversity towards AMI and BUS was investigated. Finally, a cocktail of AMI, BUS, COU, DEX, DIC and NET was screened against the whole in-house CYP BM3 library. Different validated quantitative and qualitative (U)HPLC-MS/MS-based analytical methods were applied to screen for substrate depletion and targeted product formation, followed by a more in-depth screen for metabolic diversity. A chemometrical approach was used to mine all data to search for unique metabolic properties of the mutants and allow classification of the mutants. The latter would open the possibility of obtaining a more in-depth mechanistic understanding of the metabolites. The presented method is the first MS-based method to screen CYP BM3 mutant libraries for diversity in combination with a chemometrical approach to interpret results and visualize differences between the tested mutants.
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The aim of the work was to evaluate effectiveness and safety of diclofenac and nimesulide in patients with early RA. The open clinical study included 80 outpatients (mean age 49.0 +/- 11.1 years) within the first year after development RA (mean duration of the disease 4.9 +/- 3.1 months prior to the onset of basic therapy). The patients were divided into 2 groups of 40 persons each depending on the type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents they received. Patients in group 1 were treated with 100 mg of diclofenac daily and in group 2 with 100 mg BID of generic nimesulide preparation (nais, Dr. Reddy Co.). Duration of therapy was 30 days in both cases. The two drugs were roughly identical in terms of therapeutic effect although nimesulide produced fewer side effects. Subjective complaints of gastrointestinal problems were recorded in 11 (27.5%) patients f group 1 and in 8 (20%) of group 2. It is concluded that timely prescription of proton pump inhibitors permits to avoid premature withdrawal of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents at patient discretion.
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Significantly more subjects treated with diclofenac potassium for oral solution (N=343) achieved a two-hour pain-free response (25% vs. 10%, p<.001), no nausea (65% vs. 53%; p=.002), no photophobia (41% vs. 27%; p<.001) and no phonophobia (44% vs. 27%; p<.001) compared to placebo. Pain intensity differences between treatments were significantly lower in the diclofenac potassium oral solution group, starting at 30 minutes post-treatment (p=.013) with significant differences at all time points thereafter (p<.001). Twenty-four-hour sustained pain-free response favored diclofenac potassium oral solution treatment versus placebo (19% vs. 7%, p<.0001). The most common adverse event considered to be treatment related was nausea (diclofenac potassium for oral solution [4.6%]; placebo [4.3%]).
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Induction of a freeze lesion in human skin is an experimental model of hyperalgesia that allows assessing the antihyperalgesic effects of traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We have investigated whether this model is also sensitive to selective cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors and have characterized morphological substrates of the generated hyperalgesia in the skin. In eight healthy subjects, a freeze lesion was induced and mechanical pain thresholds (MPT) were tested for 5h following administration of the non-selective COX inhibitor diclofenac (75mg), the COX-2-selective inhibitor parecoxib (40mg) or placebo in a randomized, double-blind cross-over study. In five additional healthy subjects, biopsies were taken from normal skin and the area of freezing injury. Induction of the freeze lesion resulted in hyperalgesia expressed by a decrease of MPT after 24h. Diclofenac and parecoxib, but not placebo, statistically significantly elevated MPT. Histochemical and Western blot analyses of skin biopsies revealed a strong upregulation of COX-2, a slight decrease of COX-1 and activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) in the area of the freezing injury. These findings indicate that the freeze lesion model is sensitive to NSAIDs including selective COX-2 inhibitors, and that NF-kappaB-dependent COX-2 upregulation contributes to the hyperalgesia in this model.
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The SADRAC received 151 reports of suspected ADRs with fatal outcome from liver injury; 48 cases were either unlikely or excluded. Of the remaining 103 cases, 13 (13%) were highly probable, 48 (47%) probable and 42 (41%) possible. The median age of the 103 patients was 64 years (47-77 interquartile range (IQR)) and 59 (57%) were males. The majority of cases were classified as hepatocellular (75%), with only 15% cholestatic and 10% mixed. Halothane, paracetamol, flucloxacillin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim and diclofenac were the most common drugs associated with fatal outcome. Seventeen patients underwent liver transplantation, most commonly because of paracetamol and disulfiram toxicity.
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This contribution is the second part of the project on strategies used in the selection of electrolyte systems for anionic ITP with ESI-mass spectrometric detection. It presents ITP as a powerful tool for selective stacking of anionic analytes, performed in a nonconventional way in moving-boundary systems where two co-anions are present in both the leading and terminating zones. The theoretical background is given to substantiate the conditions for the existence and migration of ITP boundaries in moving-boundary systems and stacking of analytes at these boundaries. The practical aspects of the theory are shown in form of stacking-window diagrams that bring immediate information about which analytes are stacked in a given system. The presented theory and strategy are illustrated and verified on the example of analysis of a model mixture of salicylic acid, ibuprofen and diclofenac, and comparison of regular and free-acid ITP with moving-boundary ITP systems formed by formic and propionic acids and ammonium as counterion.
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