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Chronic pain is a multidimensional experience that not only includes changes in nociception, but also impairments in emotion and cognitive functions. These last 2 components are not often taken into account in preclinical research. We investigated emotional and cognitive impairments in a model of neuropathic pain in rats induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve. Nociceptive response, anxiety and depressive-like behaviours as well as cognitive capacities were analysed, and the effect of per os administration of duloxetine and gabapentin was studied. In the electronic von Frey test, CCI rats exhibited mechanical hypersensitivity which can be influenced by duloxetine (3-30 mg/kg) and gabapentin (10-30 mg/kg). Cognitive impairments were found in the social but not in the spatial (Y-maze) recognition memory tests. Duloxetine and gabapentin dose-dependently (3-30 mg/kg) restored social recognition memory impairment. Anxiety-like behaviour was only observed in the open-field test (decrease in the time spent in the inner zone) but not in the elevated plus maze or in the social interactions tests in CCI animals. In this test, impairment in locomotor activity (decrease of the total number of crossing) was also observed. Duloxetine and gabapentin (10mg/kg) were effective to increase the time spent in the inner zone as well as locomotor activity. No difference was observed in depressive-like behaviour (saccharin preference test) between sham-operated and CCI rats. These data suggest that cognitive rather than emotional impairments seem to be present in neuropathic CCI rats and can be reversed by duloxetine and gabapentin.
Duloxetine is a dual reuptake inhibitor with actions on serotonin as well as norepinephrine. It has been shown to have efficacy in treating depressive symptoms including those with painful physical symptoms. Common side effects include nausea, insomnia, and dizziness.
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The following socio-demographic data will be collected: sex, age, marital status, education, occupation and social class. The diagnosis of psychiatric disorders will be made with the Structured Polyvalent Psychiatric Interview. Other instruments to be administered are the Pain Catastrophizing Scale, the Hamilton tests for Anxiety and for Depression, the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), the EuroQuol-5 domains (EQ-5D), and the use of health and social services (CSRI). Assessments will be carried out at baseline, 1, 3, and 6 months. MAIN VARIABLE: Pain catastrophizing.
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Although estrogens produce some effects on the urethral epithelium and may be useful in patients with atrophic vaginitis, at present, there is no good evidence supporting its use in women with stress urinary incontinence. Alpha-adrenoreceptor agonists have been found to be effective in stress urinary incontinence, but the use of these drugs is limited due to some major safety concerns related to cardiovascular side effects. Duloxetine is a new selective norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor that has proven efficacy for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women.
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Patients at least 18 years of age initiating pregabalin or duloxetine between March 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008 were identified from a large U.S. managed care plan database. The date of the first pregabalin or duloxetine prescription was defined as the index date. Patients with claims-based evidence of pDPN and who had continuous enrollment for 6-month pre- and post-index periods were selected for study inclusion. Duloxetine patients with depression or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) were excluded. All-cause and pDPN-related total health care costs (over 6 month pre-index and post-index periods) were analyzed with difference-in-differences (DiD) models.
The authors performed a single-arm, open-label phase 2 study of duloxetine in postmenopausal women with breast cancer who developed new or worsening pain after treatment with an AI for at least 2 weeks. Patients were treated with duloxetine for 8 weeks (30 mg for 7 days, then 60 mg daily). The primary endpoint was a 30% decrease in average pain score over 8 weeks, and secondary outcomes included change in average and worst pain, pain interference, depression, sleep quality, and hot flashes. Statistical analysis was done with t tests for paired data.
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Currently evidence about clinical and demographic predictors of response to newer antidepressants such as duloxetine is limited. This study aimed to investigate whether a number of predictors, particularly co-morbid anxiety disorders and anxious depression, are associated with clinical improvement.
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A probabilistic Markov cost-utility analysis with a time horizon of 1 year using data from placebo controlled randomized clinical trials for both products.
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Employees (18 to 64 years old) with at least one claim for an FM-attributable medication within 60 days following an FM diagnosis were identified using the Thomson Reuters MarketScan(®) Commercial Database (2006 to 2008). Patients newly initiated on pregabalin were propensity score matched to patients newly initiated on duloxetine. These treatment cohorts were evaluated for changes between the 6-month pre- and post-initiation periods in health-care utilization including prescriptions, imputed medically related work loss and expenditures. Pre- to post-initiation changes were compared between pregabalin and duloxetine using a difference-in-difference approach based on univariate statistics and multivariable models.
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This pooled analysis indicates that escitalopram is at least as effective as the SNRIs (venlafaxine XR and duloxetine), even in severe depression, and escitalopram treatment was better tolerated.
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This was a retrospective analysis of an administrative insurance claims database. We studied patients in managed care with major depressive disorder (MDD) treated with duloxetine or venlafaxine XR. Predictors of treatment and cost were assessed using Chi-square and logistic regression analyses of demographics and past-year medication use and comorbidities.
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Depression with atypical features responds preferentially to monoamine oxidase inhibitors relative to tricyclic antidepressants. The efficacies of newer agents have been little studied in this group, although fluoxetine was more effective than placebo. Studies with newer agents seem indicated. Twenty outpatients having major depression with atypical features were treated for 8 weeks with up to 120 mg/day of duloxetine. Fifty percent responded (>50% decrease in 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression) and 35% remitted (final 24-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression < or =7). The small sample size results in wide confidence intervals and lack of a placebo control group limits inferences of efficacy. Response and remission rates for depressed patients with atypical depression were similar to those reported for depressed patients in general. Placebo-controlled studies are required to definitively demonstrate whether these pilot results represent the efficacy of duloxetine in treating atypical depression.
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This multicentre, double-blind, parallel-group study in diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain addressed whether, in patients not responding to standard doses of duloxetine or pregabalin, combining both medications is superior to increasing each drug to its maximum recommended dose. For initial 8-week therapy, either 60 mg/day duloxetine (groups 1, 2) or 300 mg/day pregabalin (groups 3, 4) was given. Thereafter, in the 8-week combination/high-dose therapy period, only nonresponders received 120 mg/day duloxetine (group 1), a combination of 60 mg/day duloxetine and 300 mg/day pregabalin (groups 2, 3), or 600 mg/day pregabalin (group 4). Primary outcome (Brief Pain Inventory Modified Short Form [BPI-MSF] 24-hour average pain change after combination/high-dose therapy) was analyzed comparing combination (groups 2, 3 pooled) with high-dose monotherapy (groups 1, 4 pooled). Secondary end points included response rates, BPI-MSF severity items, and comparison of duloxetine and pregabalin in BPI-MSF average pain. Eight hundred four patients were evaluated for initial therapy and 339 for combination/high-dose therapy. There were no significant differences between combination and high-dose monotherapy regarding BPI-MSF average pain (mean change: combination: -2.35; high-dose monotherapy: -2.16; P = 0.370) and most secondary end points, which, however, consistently favoured combination therapy. Fifty-percent response rates were 52.1% for combination and 39.3% for high-dose monotherapy (P = 0.068). In exploratory analyses of the initial 8-week therapy uncorrected for multiple comparisons, 60 mg/day duloxetine was found superior to 300 mg/day pregabalin (P < 0.001). Both drugs and their combination were well tolerated. Although not significantly superior to high-dose monotherapy, combination therapy was considered to be effective, safe, and well tolerated.
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Our results suggest that DLX could inhibit the function of P-gp in vitro and in vivo, and caution should be exercised when DLX is to be co-administered with drugs that are P-gp substrate.