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Analgesic requirements after major abdominal surgery are associated with OPRM1 gene polymorphism genotype and haplotype.
AIMS The association between SNPs of the human OPRM1 gene encoding the micro-opioid receptor and postoperative analgesic requirements in surgical patients remains controversial. Here, we evaluateExpand
Development and validation of the Stimulant Relapse Risk Scale for drug abusers in Japan.
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a multidimensional measure of relapse risk for stimulants in Japanese drug abusers. METHODS A Stimulant Relapse Risk Scale (SRRS) was developed based on theExpand
Association between KCNJ6 (GIRK2) Gene Polymorphisms and Postoperative Analgesic Requirements after Major Abdominal Surgery
Opioids are commonly used as effective analgesics for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. However, considerable individual differences have been widely observed in sensitivity to opioidExpand
Association between OPRM1 gene polymorphisms and fentanyl sensitivity in patients undergoing painful cosmetic surgery
ABSTRACT Individual differences in sensitivity to fentanyl, a widely used opioid analgesic, can hamper effective pain treatment. Still controversial is whether the single nucleotide polymorphismsExpand
G protein-activated inwardly rectifying K+ channel inhibition and rescue of weaver mouse motor functions by antidepressants
Antidepressants, including tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have been widely used for the treatment of not only depression but also otherExpand
Fluoxetine as a Potential Pharmacotherapy for Methamphetamine Dependence
Abstract:  The monoamine transporters are the main targets of psychostimulant drugs, including methamphetamine (METH) and cocaine. Interestingly, the rewarding effects of cocaine are retained inExpand
Verification of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) as a Treatment-Customization, Prediction, and Comparison Tool for Alcohol-Dependent Individuals
Objective: To demonstrate the usefulness of the Addiction Severity Index Japanese Version (ASI-J) in Japanese alcohol-dependent individuals. The ASI is a frequently used clinical and researchExpand
Parental Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms as Predictors of Psychosocial Problems in Children Treated for Cancer
The purpose of this study was to explore the association between psychosocial functioning of children treated for cancer and that of their parents. Factors associated with psychosocial functioningExpand
Association between KCNJ6 (GIRK2) gene polymorphism rs2835859 and post-operative analgesia, pain sensitivity, and nicotine dependence.
G-protein-activated inwardly rectifying potassium (GIRK) channels are expressed in many tissues and activated by several Gi/o protein-coupled receptors, such as opioid and dopamine receptors, andExpand
A novel SNP detection technique utilizing a multiple primer extension (MPEX) on a phospholipid polymer-coated surface.
Conventional methods for detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including direct DNA sequencing, pyrosequencing, and melting curve analysis, are to a great extent limited by theirExpand