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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679640/cepfostering-efficacy-and-toxicity-evaluation-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-natural-products
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REVIEW
Tong Wu, Gui-Yuan Yu, Jia Xiao, Chang Yan, Hiroshi Kurihara, Yi-Fang Li, Kwok-Fai So, Rong-Rong He
Efficacy and safety assessments are essential thresholds for drug candidates from preclinical to clinical research. Conventional mammalian in vivo models cannot offer rapid pharmacological and toxicological screening, whereas cell-based or cell-free in vitro systems often lead to inaccurate results because of the lack of physiological environment. Within the avian species, chick is the first bird to have its genome sequencing. Meantime, chick embryo is an easily operating, relatively transparent and extensively accessible model, whose physiological and pathological alterations can be visualized by egg candler, staining and image technologies...
April 18, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655477/cardiovascular-drugs-in-avian-small-mammal-and-reptile-medicine
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Brenna Colleen Fitzgerald, Sara Dias, Jaume Martorell
Cardiovascular disease, including congestive heart failure, pericardial disease, and atherosclerosis, is becoming increasingly better recognized in companion birds, small mammals, and reptiles. A wide range of medications is available to treat these conditions, including diuretics, vasodilators, positive and negative inotropes, antiarrhythmic agents, and pentoxifylline. This review systematically discusses each of these drug classes and their potential applications in exotic species. Although treatment approaches remain largely empirical and extrapolated from small animal and human medicine, the management strategies presented here have the potential to both maintain quality of life and extend survival time for the exotic cardiac patient...
May 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655466/the-educated-guess-determining-drug-doses-in-exotic-animals-using-evidence-based-medicine
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Marike Visser, Seth C Oster
Lack of species-specific pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data is a challenge for pharmaceutical and dose selection. If available, dose extrapolation can be accomplished via basic equations. If unavailable, several methods have been described. Linear scaling uses an established milligrams per kilograms dose based on weight. This does not allow for differences in species drug metabolism, sometimes resulting in toxicity. Allometric scaling correlates body weight and metabolic rate but fails for drugs with significant hepatic metabolism and cannot be extrapolated to avians or reptiles...
May 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581859/a-pilot-study-on-primary-cultures-of-human-respiratory-tract-epithelial-cells-to-predict-patients-responses-to-h7n9-infection
#4
Chung-Guei Huang, Li-Ang Lee, Yi-Cheng Wu, Mei-Jen Hsiao, Jim-Tong Horng, Rei-Lin Kuo, Chih-Heng Huang, Ya-Chu Lin, Kuo-Chien Tsao, Min-Chi Chen, Tse-Ching Chen, Shin-Ru Shih
Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infections frequently lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome and death in humans. We aimed to investigate whether primary cultures of human respiratory tract epithelial cells are helpful to understand H7N9 virus pathogenesis and tissue tropism, and to evaluate how patient-related characteristics can affect the host's response to infection. Normal human bronchial epithelial cells (isolated from two different donors) and primary epithelial cells (harvested from 27 patients undergoing airway surgery) were experimentally infected with H7N9 and/or H1N1pdm for 72 h...
March 6, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521098/status-updates-of-newcastle-disease-and-amelioration-effects-of-medicinal-plants-against-newcastle-disease-virus-a-review
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A Ashraf, S Mahboob, R Andleeb, M U Ijaz, M S Shah
Recently, medicinal plants are achieving great interest because of their use in ethno medicine treatment of different common diseases and also other medicinal assertions are now reinforced by comprehensive scientific evidence. Almost 82 research articles and abstracts published, so far, were screened for evaluating antiviral efficiency of various plant samples and 23 different plants were found to be traditionally used against Newcastle disease (ND). ND is a most transmissible viral disease of avian species caused by virulent strain of Avula virus from the Paramyxoviridae family...
2018: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519512/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-enterococci-recovered-from-healthy-cattle-pigs-and-chickens-in-nine-eu-countries-eassa-study-to-critically-important-antibiotics
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Anno de Jong, Shabbir Simjee, Farid El Garch, Hilde Moyaert, Markus Rose, Myriam Youala, Magdalena Dry
The European Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance in Animals (EASSA) program collects zoonotic and commensal bacteria from food-producing animals at slaughter and tracks their susceptibility to medically important antibiotics. Results of commensal enterococci species (2013-2014) are presented here. Intestinal content from cattle, pigs and chickens were randomly sampled (5-6 countries/host; ≥4 abattoirs/country; 1 sample/animal/farm) for isolation of enterococci, MICs of 9 antibiotics were assessed by CLSI agar dilution in a central laboratory...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504370/fk228-recovers-thiram-induced-tibial-dyschondroplasia-in-chicken-via-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE
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M K Iqbal, F Nabi, M U Rehman, K Mehmood, S Huang, H Zhang, L Zhang, M Iqbal, J Li
Tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) is a disease of many avian species characterized by an enlarged and avascular lesion in the proximal tibiotarsal bone. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effects of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α(HIF-1α) inhibition on thiram- induced TD using synthetic medicine FK228 and the association between HIF-1α and heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90). One hundred and fifty broiler chicks were equally divided into 3 groups: control; thiram fed; and FK228 treatment. Expressions of HIF-1α and Hsp90 genes were analyzed by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) on day 10 and 14 post-hatch...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491245/detection-of-viruses-and-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-in-hospitalized-patients-with-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-in-northern-china-2015-2016
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Wenti Xu, Liru Guo, Xiaochun Dong, Xiaoxia Li, Penghui Zhou, Qiang Ni, Xinying Zhou, Abram L Wagner, Lin Li
Severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) presents a huge disease and economic burden worldwide. The present study described the frequency and types of different infectious etiologies among hospitalized patients with SARI in Tianjin, China, during 2015 and 2016. Basic information, in addition to a throat or serum sample, was collected from SARI patients. Nine viruses were detected using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected using the Serodia Myco II gelatin particle agglutination test...
March 22, 2018: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477122/recent-advances-in-viral-vectors-in-veterinary-vaccinology
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REVIEW
Michael D Baron, Munir Iqbal, Venugopal Nair
Viral vectored vaccines, particularly using vectors such as adenovirus, herpesvirus and poxviruses, are used widely in veterinary medicine, where this technology has been adopted much more quickly than in human medicine. There are now a large number of programmes to develop viral vector vaccine platforms for humans and very similar or identical vectors are being developed for veterinary medicine. The shared experiences of developing these new vaccine platforms across the two disciplines is accelerating progress, a striking example of the value of a 'One Health' approach...
February 21, 2018: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473532/the-promising-pharmacological-effects-and-therapeutic-medicinal-applications-of-punica-granatum-l-pomegranate-as-a-functional-food-in-humans-and-animals
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Kuldeep Dhama
BACKGROUND: Punica granatum L (pomegranate), is a shrub mostly available in the Mediterranean Sea region. The fruits have gained the substantial attention among researchers due to its promising biological activities including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, immune modulatory, antitumor, wound healing and antifungal that have been attributed to various constituents of seeds, bark, juice, pericarp and leaf of this tree across the globe. The phenolic compounds of pomegranate have been documented to possess numbers of prophylactic and therapeutic utilities against various pathological infections as well as non-infectious disorders...
February 21, 2018: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426475/eulimdana-clava-nematoda-filarioidea-infection-in-domestic-pigeons-columba-livia-domestica-molecular-characterization-and-pathological-changes
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Jovana Šupić, Alma Šeho Alić, Melida Hasanić, Šejla Goletić, Georg G Duscher, Adnan Hodžić, Amer Alić
Filarial nematodes of the Eulimdana genus inhabit subcutaneous tissue of various avian species, mostly Charadriiforme birds. In domestic pigeons, E. clava is the only species recorded in the subcutaneous tissue in a number of isolated cases. In the present study, we discuss the morphology and histopathology of filarial nematodes recovered from subcutaneous tissue of domestic pigeons in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In total 110 pigeons were submitted to necropsy at the Department of Pathology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Sarajevo...
February 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377916/vaccination-potential-of-b-and-t-epitope-enriched-np-and-m2-against-influenza-a-viruses-from-different-clades-and-hosts
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Irina Tutykhina, Ilias Esmagambetov, Alexander Bagaev, Alexey Pichugin, Andrey Lysenko, Dmitry Shcherbinin, Elena Sedova, Denis Logunov, Maxim Shmarov, Ravshan Ataullakhanov, Boris Naroditsky, Alexander Gintsburg
To avoid outbreaks of influenza virus epidemics and pandemics among human populations, modern medicine requires the development of new universal vaccines that are able to provide protection from a wide range of influenza A virus strains. In the course of development of a universal vaccine, it is necessary to consider that immunity must be generated even against viruses from different hosts because new human epidemic virus strains have their origins in viruses of birds and other animals. We have enriched conserved viral proteins-nucleoprotein (NP) and matrix protein 2 (M2)-by B and T-cell epitopes not only human origin but also swine and avian origin...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325970/the-role-of-adjuvant-immunomodulatory-agents-for-treatment-of-severe-influenza
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REVIEW
David S Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K Chan, John H Beigel
A severe inflammatory immune response with hypercytokinemia occurs in patients hospitalized with severe influenza, such as avian influenza A(H5N1), A(H7N9), and seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections. The role of immunomodulatory therapy is unclear as there have been limited published data based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Passive immunotherapy such as convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin have some studies demonstrating benefit when administered as an adjunctive therapy for severe influenza...
February 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207450/one-health-perspectives-on-emerging-public-health-threats
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Sukhyun Ryu, Bryan Inho Kim, Jun-Sik Lim, Cheng Siang Tan, Byung Chul Chun
Antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases, including avian influenza, Ebola virus disease, and Zika virus disease have significantly affected humankind in recent years. In the premodern era, no distinction was made between animal and human medicine. However, as medical science developed, the gap between human and animal science grew deeper. Cooperation among human, animal, and environmental sciences to combat emerging public health threats has become an important issue under the One Health Initiative...
November 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146031/avian-ganglioneuritis-in-clinical-practice
#15
REVIEW
Giacomo Rossi, Robert D Dahlhausen, Livio Galosi, Susan E Orosz
Avian ganglioneuritis (AG) comprises one of the most intricate pathologies in avian medicine and is researched worldwide. Avian bornavirus (ABV) has been shown to be a causative agent of proventricular dilatation disease in birds. The avian Bornaviridae represent a genetically diverse group of viruses that are widely distributed in captive and wild populations around the world. ABV and other infective agents are implicated as a cause of the autoimmune pathology that leads to AG, similar to human Guillain Barrè syndrome...
January 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132963/screening-for-viral-extraneous-agents-in-live-attenuated-avian-vaccines-by-using-a-microbial-microarray-and-sequencing
#16
Majken Lindholm Olesen, Lotte Leick Jørgensen, Merete Blixenkrone-Møller, Eva Sandberg, Peer Lyng Frandsen, Erik Østergaard, Eva Rauhe Bækdahl, Helena Fridholm, Anders Fomsgaard, Maiken Worsøe Rosenstierne
The absence of extraneous agents (EA) in the raw material used for production and in finished products is one of the principal safety elements related to all medicinal products of biological origin, such as live-attenuated vaccines. The aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of the Lawrence Livermore Microbial detection array version 2 (LLMDAv2) combined with whole genome amplification and sequencing for screening for viral EAs in live-attenuated vaccines and specific pathogen-free (SPF) eggs...
November 10, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129538/pneumonia-in-the-tropics-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Mohd Basri Mat Nor, Guy A Richards, Steve McGloughlin, Pravin R Amin
The aetiology of community acquired pneumonia varies according to the region in which it is acquired. This review discusses those causes of CAP that occur in the tropics and might not be readily recognizable when transplanted to other sites. Various forms of pneumonia including the viral causes such as influenza (seasonal and avian varieties), the coronaviruses and the Hantavirus as well as bacterial causes, specifically the pneumonic form of Yersinia pestis and melioidosis are discussed.
December 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099898/isolation-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-brachyspira-species-from-feces-of-layer-chickens-in-germany
#18
Werner Herbst, Hermann Willems, Jörg Heuser, Christa Ewers
OBJECTIVE: Anaerobic spirochetes of the genus Brachyspira are important pathogens causing swine dysentery (Brachyspira [B.] hyodysenteriae) and porcine intestinal spirochetosis (B. pilosicoli, PIS). In addition, avian intestinal spirochetosis (AIS) is caused by B. pilosicoli, B. intermedia and B. alvinipulli. Despite the economic impact of AIS, the disease has not received appropriate attention in Germany. This study was aimed at identifying Brachyspira spp. in Germany and determining their antimicrobial susceptibility...
November 3, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080615/antiviral-activity-of-five-asian-medicinal-pant-crude-extracts-against-highly-pathogenic-h5n1-avian-influenza-virus
#19
Benjaporn Sornpet, Teerapong Potha, Yingmanee Tragoolpua, Kidsadagon Pringproa
OBJECTIVE: To study the antiviral properties of the five Asian medicinal plants against in vitro infection by the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (H5N1). METHODS: Crude extracts of Andrographis paniculata, Curcuma longa (C. longa), Gynostemma pentaphyllum, Kaempferia parviflora (K. parviflora), and Psidium guajava obtained by both water and ethanol extractions were investigated for their cytotoxicity in the Madin-Darby canine kidney cells. Thereafter, they were investigated in vitro for antiviral activity and cytokine response upon H5N1 virus infection...
September 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040287/antimicrobial-activity-of-carbon-monoxide-releasing-molecule-mn-co-3-tpa-%C3%AE%C2%BA3n-br-versus-multidrug-resistant-isolates-of-avian-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-and-its-synergy-with-colistin
#20
Jonathan Betts, Christopher Nagel, Ulrich Schatzschneider, Robert Poole, Robert M La Ragione
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global concern in human and veterinary medicine, with an ever-increasing void in the arsenal of clinicians. Novel classes of compounds including carbon monoxoide-releasing molecules (CORMs), for example the light-activated metal complex [Mn(CO)3(tpa-κ3N)]Br, could be used as alternatives/to supplement traditional antibacterials. Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) represent a large reservoir of antibiotic resistance and can cause serious clinical disease in poultry, with potential as zoonotic pathogens, due to shared serotypes and virulence factors with human pathogenic E...
2017: PloS One
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