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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320470/methimazole-associated-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion-a-case-report
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Pedro Gaspar-da-Costa, Filipa Duarte Silva, Júlia Henriques, Sónia do Vale, Sandra Braz, João Meneses Santos, Rui M M Victorino
BACKGROUND: Adverse reactions associated to anti-thyroid drugs include fever, rash, arthralgia, agranulocytosis and hepatitis that are thought to be hypersensitivity reactions. Five cases of pleural effusion associated to thionamides have also been reported, two with propylthiouracil and three with carbimazole. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here a case of a 75-year-old man admitted because of unilateral pleural effusion. The patient had a recent diagnosis of hyperthyroidism and 6 days after starting methimazole complained of pleuritic chest pain...
March 21, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288687/effectiveness-of-isosorbide-dinitrate-in-cyanide-poisoning-as-a-function-of-the-administration-timing
#2
Ophir Lavon, Amit Avrahami, Arik Eisenkraft
BACKGROUND: Better and safer antidotes against cyanide poisoning are needed. Prior study has shown a favorable effect of isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN) on the survival of cyanide-poisoned rabbits when administered as early as 1 min after poisoning. The aim of the current study was to further evaluate the efficacy of intravenous ISDN administered in clinically relevant timing for first responders. METHODS: A comparative animal study using 24 rabbits in 4 randomized study groups was performed...
March 14, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264696/a-rare-case-report-of-acyclovir-induced-immune-thrombocytopenia-with-tongue-hematomas-as-the-first-sign-and-a-literature-review
#3
Xiaowei Hong, Xiaoqian Wang, Zhiyong Wang
BACKGROUND: Acyclovir has been widely used to treat infections caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella zoster virus (VZV). The common adverse effects of this drug include nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and mental changes. The immune thrombocytopenia induced by acyclovir is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old Chinese male who was given acyclovir 5 mg kg(-1) 8 hourly intravenously for treatment of VZV infection developed severe thrombocytopenia with fist sign in oral cavity within 10 days of starting using acyclovir...
March 7, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235416/long-term-treatment-of-clarithromycin-at-a-low-concentration-improves-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidant-antioxidant-imbalance-in-human-small-airway-epithelial-cells-by-increasing-nrf2-mrna-expression
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Kuninori Iwayama, Ayuko Kusakabe, Keisuke Ohtsu, Takahiro Nawano, Ryosuke Tatsunami, Ko-Ichi Ohtaki, Yoshiko Tampo, Nobumasa Hayase
BACKGROUND: Clarithromycin (CAM), a representative macrolide antibiotic, has been used widely at low doses for long-term therapy of chronic inflammatory airway diseases. Anti-inflammatory effects of macrolide antibiotics were first discovered in clinical practice. Although oxidative stress is known as a key pathogenesis factor in chronic airway inflammatory diseases, the mechanism of action of low-dose, long-term CAM therapy remains unclear. We aimed to examine the cytoprotective action of CAM against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced cell dysfunction, focusing on CAM dose and treatment duration, and using human small airway epithelial cells (SAECs), the main cells involved in chronic airway inflammatory diseases...
February 25, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219421/regulation-of-voltage-gated-potassium-channels-attenuates-resistance-of-side-population-cells-to-gefitinib-in-the-human-lung-cancer-cell-line-nci-h460
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Seon Young Choi, Hang-Rae Kim, Pan Dong Ryu, So Yeong Lee
BACKGROUND: Side-population (SP) cells that exclude anti-cancer drugs have been found in various tumor cell lines. Moreover, SP cells have a higher proliferative potential and drug resistance than main population cells (Non-SP cells). Also, several ion channels are responsible for the drug resistance and proliferation of SP cells in cancer. METHODS: To confirm the expression and function of voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels of SP cells, these cells, as well as highly expressed ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters and stemness genes, were isolated from a gefitinib-resistant human lung adenocarcinoma cell line (NCI-H460), using Hoechst 33342 efflux...
February 21, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193258/antibiotic-use-practices-of-pharmacy-staff-a-cross-sectional-study-in-saint-petersburg-the-russian-federation
#6
Tatiana Belkina, Natalia Duvanova, Julia Karbovskaja, Jurjen Duintjer Tebbens, Jiri Vlcek
BACKGROUND: Non-prescription access to antimicrobials is common, and self-prescribing is increasingly popular in Russian society. The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes of community pharmacists regarding antibiotic use and self-medication. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study from September-December 2015 of community pharmacists in the Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region, Russia. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess antibiotic use and self-medication practices...
February 14, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166827/the-polypill-approach-an-innovative-strategy-to-improve-cardiovascular-health-in-europe
#7
Valentín Fuster, Francesc Gambús, Aldo Patriciello, Margaretha Hamrin, Diederick E Grobbee
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of disability and premature death. Despite European guidelines advocating the use of medical therapies in CVD, many patients still do not achieve the guideline-recommended treatment, which highlights the need for change and innovations in this field. This requirement has been widely recognised by the national ministries of health, several European cardiology societies, and the European Parliament, who support the initiation of strategies to improve and promote cardiovascular health...
February 7, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148291/erratum-to-synthetic-and-natural-antioxidants-attenuate-cisplatin-induced-vomiting
#8
Javaid Alam, Fazal Subhan, Ihsan Ullah, Muhammad Shahid, Gowhar Ali, Robert D E Sewell
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February 1, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143591/a-case-report-of-intravenous-posaconazole-in-hepatic-and-renal-impairment-patient-with-invasive-aspergillus-terreus-infection-safety-and-role-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
#9
Pitchaya Dilokpattanamongkol, Panadda Panusitthikorn, Rasda Boonprasert, Methee Chayakulkeeree, Porpon Rotjanapan
BACKGROUND: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a fatal infectious complication among immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus terreus, the fourth common species can be difficult to treat due to a unique resistance pattern. To date, there has been no report on safety and dose adjustment when intravenous posaconazole is selected in hepatic and renal impairment patient. We present a rare case of intravenous posaconazole use in a hepatic and renal impairment patient with invasive A. terreus pulmonary infection...
January 31, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132645/5-aminolevulinic-acid-combined-with-ferrous-ion-reduces-adiposity-and-improves-glucose-tolerance-in-diet-induced-obese-mice-via-enhancing-mitochondrial-function
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Urara Ota, Takeshi Hara, Hitoshi Nakagawa, Emi Tsuru, Masayuki Tsuda, Atsuko Kamiya, Yasushi Kuroda, Yuya Kitajima, Aya Koda, Masahiro Ishizuka, Hideo Fukuhara, Keiji Inoue, Taro Shuin, Motowo Nakajima, Tohru Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with obesity and various obesity-associated pathological conditions including glucose intolerance. 5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a precursor of heme metabolites, is a natural amino acid synthesized in the mitochondria, and various types of cytochromes containing heme contribute to aerobic energy metabolism. Thus, ALA might have beneficial effects on the reduction of adiposity and improvement of glucose tolerance through its promotion of heme synthesis...
January 30, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110639/amitraz-poisoning-a-case-report-of-an-unusual-pesticide-poisoning-in-sri-lanka-and-literature-review
#11
H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Nilukshana Yogendranathan, M D M S Wijayabandara, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Amitraz is a pesticide used worldwide on animals and in agriculture. It contains triazapentadiene, which is a centrally acting alpha-2 adrenergic agonist. Amitraz poisoning is fairly uncommon in humans and occurs via oral, dermal or inhalational routes. Only a limited number of case reports of human intoxication have been published and most of them are of accidental ingestion by children. CASE PRESENTATION: A twenty-year-old Sri Lankan female presented following self-ingestion of 20 ml of amitraz resulting in 37...
January 23, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095903/identification-and-application-of-anti-inflammatory-compounds-screening-system-based-on-raw264-7-cells-stably-expressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-seap-reporter-gene
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Yue Li, Xiaomeng Wang, Juan Ren, Xi Lan, Jing Li, Jing Yi, Li Liu, Yan Han, Sanqi Zhang, Dongmin Li, Shemin Lu
BACKGROUND: NF-κB is one of the key transcription factors in the inflammatory response, transactivates a series of pro-inflammatory genes and is therefore regarded as an important target for anti-inflammatory drug screening. METHOD: We recombined the reporter gene vector with inserting the "neo" transcript into the vector pNF-κB-SEAP, made the reporter gene vector stable in a eukaryotic cell line. The recombinant reporter gene vector we named pNF-κB-SEAP-Neo was transfected into RAW264...
January 18, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081725/synthetic-and-natural-antioxidants-attenuate-cisplatin-induced-vomiting
#13
Javaid Alam, Fazal Subhan, Ihsan Ullah, Muhammad Shahid, Gowhar Ali, Robert D E Sewell
BACKGROUND: Synthetic and natural antioxidants including Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell (Scrophulariaceae) which also possess anti-dopaminergic properties, have been proposed to be useful for emetogenic chemotherapy. In this study, synthetic [N-(2-mercaptopropionyl) glycine (MPG), vitamin C (Vit-C)] and natural [grape seed proanthocyanidin (GP), B. monnieri n-butanolic fraction (BM-ButFr)] antioxidants and their combinations were evaluated against cisplatin-induced emesis in pigeons during a 24 h observation period...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069066/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-resveratrol-in-human-coronary-arterial-endothelial-cells-via-induction-of-autophagy-implication-for-the-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease
#14
Fu-Chen Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo, Ying-Hsien Huang, Hong-Ren Yu, Sung-Chou Li, Hsing-Chun Kuo
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile vasculitis in childhood, which is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. If untreated, KD can result in coronary aneurysms in 25% of patients, and even under intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, 10-20% of children will have IVIG resistance and increased risk of developing coronary arteritis complication. Additional therapies should be explored to decrease the incidence of coronary artery lesions and improve the prognosis in KD...
January 9, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057083/deflazacort-therapeutic-index-relative-potency-and-equivalent-doses-versus-other-corticosteroids
#15
Luca Parente
BACKGROUND: Deflazacort is a synthetic corticosteroid characterized by a favourable pharmacokinetic profile, peculiar pharmacodynamic properties and a good safety profile. However, to the best of our knowledge, no dose-conversion table based on direct comparison of relative potencies between deflazacort and other main corticosteroids is currently available in scientific literature. MAIN BODY: This paper, while reporting a brief review of deflazacort pharmacological properties, its efficacy and tolerability in different clinical areas, has been designed with the specific aim of providing a new dose-conversion table of corticosteroids, including for the first time also deflazacort...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057081/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-co-administration-of-fimasartan-and-rosuvastatin-to-patients-with-hypertension-and-dyslipidemia
#16
Moo-Yong Rhee, Taehoon Ahn, Kiyuk Chang, Shung Chull Chae, Tae-Hyun Yang, Wan Joo Shim, Tae Soo Kang, Jae-Kean Ryu, Deuk-Young Nah, Tae-Ho Park, In-Ho Chae, Seung Woo Park, Hae-Young Lee, Seung-Jea Tahk, Young Won Yoon, Chi Young Shim, Dong-Gu Shin, Hong Seog Seo, Sung Yun Lee, Doo Il Kim, Jun Kwan, Seung-Jae Joo, Myung Ho Jeong, Jin-Ok Jeong, Ki Chul Sung, Seok Yeon Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Kook-Jin Chun, Dong Joo Oh
BACKGROUND: Hypertension and dyslipidemia are major risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the co-administration of fimasartan and rosuvastatin in patients with hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. METHODS: We conducted a randomized double-blind and parallel-group trial. Patients who met eligible criteria after 4 weeks of therapeutic life change were randomly assigned to the following groups...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998305/cytotoxicity-of-plumbagin-rapanone-and-12-other-naturally-occurring-quinones-from-kenyan-flora-towards-human-carcinoma-cells
#17
Victor Kuete, Leonidah K Omosa, Viviane R Sipowo Tala, Jacob O Midiwo, Armelle T Mbaveng, Sauda Swaleh, Oğuzhan Karaosmanoğlu, Hülya Sivas
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a major public health concern globally and chemotherapy remains the principal mode of the treatment of various malignant diseases. METHODS: This study was designed to investigate the cytotoxicity of 14 naturally occurring quinones including; 3 anthraquinones, 1 naphthoquinone and 10 benzoquinones against 6 human carcinoma cell lines and normal CRL2120 fibroblasts. The neutral red uptake (NR) assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of the compounds, whilst caspase-Glo assay was used to detect caspases activation...
December 21, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978854/effects-on-and-transfer-across-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-vitro-comparison-of-organic-and-inorganic-mercury-species
#18
Hanna Lohren, Julia Bornhorst, Romy Fitkau, Gabriele Pohl, Hans-Joachim Galla, Tanja Schwerdtle
BACKGROUND: Transport of methylmercury (MeHg) across the blood-brain barrier towards the brain side is well discussed in literature, while ethylmercury (EtHg) and inorganic mercury are not adequately characterized regarding their entry into the brain. Studies investigating a possible efflux out of the brain are not described to our knowledge. METHODS: This study compares, for the first time, effects of organic methylmercury chloride (MeHgCl), EtHg-containing thiomersal and inorganic Hg chloride (HgCl2) on as well as their transfer across a primary porcine in vitro model of the blood-brain barrier...
December 15, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964751/neurotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-caused-by-combined-use-of-lithium-and-risperidone-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Chih-Wei Hsu, Yu Lee, Chun-Yi Lee, Pao-Yen Lin
BACKGROUND: Combination lithium, a mood stabilizer, and risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic drug, is widely used for treatment of psychotic disorders. Rare reports concern severe adverse drug reaction in multiple organic systems with their combined use. We report two episodes of neurotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in a patient following the combined use of lithium and risperidone. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old male had a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder at the age of 51...
December 14, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923408/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-characterization-of-a-novel-formulation-containing-co-formulated-interferons-alpha-2b-and-gamma-in-healthy-male-volunteers
#20
Idrian García-García, Ignacio Hernández-González, Alina Díaz-Machado, Carlos A González-Delgado, Sonia Pérez-Rodríguez, Yanelda García-Vega, Rosario Campos-Mojena, Ángela D Tuero-Iglesias, Carmen M Valenzuela-Silva, Alieski Cruz-Ramírez, Alis Martín-Trujillo, Héctor Santana-Milián, Pedro A López-Saura, Iraldo Bello-Rivero
BACKGROUND: More potent antitumor activity is desired in Interferon (IFN)-treated cancer patients. This could be achieved by combining IFN alpha and IFN gamma. The aim of this work was to characterize the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a novel formulation containing a co-formulated combination of IFNs alpha-2b and gamma (CIGB-128-A). METHODS: A group of nine healthy male subjects received intramuscularly 24.5 × 10(6) IU of CIGB-128-A. IFN concentrations were evaluated for 48 h...
December 7, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
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