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OBJECTIVE Venlafaxine is a commonly prescribed antidepressant, but whether its noradrenergic effects impart increased cardiovascular risk is unknown. We sought to examine the cardiac safety of venlafaxine relative to sertraline in older patients. METHOD We conducted a population-based retrospective cohort study using administrative health care databases(More)
Selenocysteine (Sec) biosynthesis in archaea and eukaryotes requires three steps: serylation of tRNA(Sec) by seryl-tRNA synthetase (SerRS), phosphorylation of Ser-tRNA(Sec) by O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) kinase (PSTK), and conversion of O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) (Sep-tRNA(Sec)) by Sep-tRNA:Sec-tRNA synthase (SepSecS) to Sec-tRNA(Sec). Although SerRS recognizes(More)
O-Phosphoseryl-tRNA kinase (PSTK) is the key enzyme in recruiting selenocysteine (Sec) to the genetic code of archaea and eukaryotes. The enzyme phosphorylates Ser-tRNA(Sec) to produce O-phosphoseryl-tRNA(Sec) (Sep-tRNA(Sec)) that is then converted to Sec-tRNA(Sec) by Sep-tRNA:Sec-tRNA synthase. Earlier we reported the structure of the Methanocaldococcus(More)
BACKGROUND Serotonin (5-HT3) receptor antagonists are commonly used to decrease nausea and vomiting for surgery patients. We conducted a systematic review on the comparative efficacy of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. METHODS Searches were done in MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to identify studies comparing 5-HT3(More)
BACKGROUND Serotonin (5-HT3) receptor antagonists are commonly used to decrease nausea and vomiting for surgery patients, but these agents may be harmful. We conducted a systematic review on the comparative safety of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. METHODS Searches were done in MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials to(More)
BACKGROUND Pregabalin is used in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, diabetic neuropathic pain, partial seizures, anxiety disorders and fibromyalgia. Recognized adverse effects associated with its use include cognitive impairment, somnolence and dizziness. Heart failure associated with pregabalin has been described, however the strength of this(More)