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Interesting Research Articles

‘I just thought that it was such an impossible thing’: A qualitative study of barriers and facilitators to discontinuing long-term use of benzodiazepine receptor agonists using the Theoretical Domains Framework

From Tom Lynch MPharm, Cristín Ryan PhD, Cathal A. Cadogan PhD published in Health Expectations Objective To explore barriers and facilitators to discontinuing BZRA use from the perspective of both current and previous long-term BZRA users. Design/Setting and...

Pilot Trial of Gabapentin for the Treatment of Benzodiazepine Abuse or Dependence in Methadone Maintenance Patients

Abstract Background Benzodiazepine (BZD) use disorders are a common clinical problem among methadone maintenance treatment patients and have adverse effects on clinical outcomes. Objectives To evaluate gabapentin for the outpatient treatment of BZD abuse or dependence...

What happens when patients know more than their doctors? Experiences of health interactions after diabetes patient education: a qualitative patient-led study

This study from Rosamund Snow, Charlotte Humphrey and Jane Sandall examines a situation many Benzo-harmed patients find themselves in — knowing more about the topic than their own doctors. Abstract Objective To explore the impact of patient education on the lives of...

Excitatory GABAergic signalling is associated with benzodiazepine resistance in status epilepticus

From Brain journal of neurology: Abstract Status epilepticus is defined as a state of unrelenting seizure activity. Generalized convulsive status epilepticus is associated with a rapidly rising mortality rate, and thus constitutes a medical emergency. Benzodiazepines,...