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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523894/primary-cutaneous-mucormycosis-in-an-extremely-preterm-infant-successfully-treated-with-liposomal-amphotericin-b
#1
Christopher D Lowe, Rebecca J Sainato, David R Stagliano, Maribel M Morgan, Brian P Green
Cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare but often fatal invasive fungal infection that occurs most commonly in patients with diabetes, malignancy, and other immunocompromising conditions. We report an extremely preterm (<28 weeks) baby boy who developed polymicrobial sepsis and primary cutaneous mucormycosis within his first 10 days of life. He was successfully treated with medical management alone since he was not a candidate for surgery. Successful treatment of cutaneous mucormycosis without surgical debridement has been reported on only two other occasions...
May 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522423/sertaconazole-nitrate-loaded-nanovesicular-systems-for-targeting-skin-fungal-infection-in-vitro-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#2
Menna M Abdellatif, Islam A Khalil, Mahmoud A F Khalil
The aim of this study was to develop different vesicular systems for sertaconazole nitrate and evaluate the ability of targeting deep skin layers to treat dermal fungal infection. Therefore, different phospholipid based nanovesicles, namely liposomes, glycerosomes, transferosmes and ethosomes were prepared and in-vitro evaluated for morphology, entrapment efficiency, vesicle size and zeta potential value, followed by ex-vivo evaluation through skin penetration and permeation. The selected vesicular formula was incorporated into gel base system and assessed by ex-vivo permeation visualization study using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506801/old-drug-new-wrapping-a-possible-comeback-for-chloramphenicol
#3
Sveinung G Ingebrigtsen, Alena Didriksen, Mona Johannessen, Nataša Škalko-Basnet, Ann Mari Holsæter
The antimicrobial drug chloramphenicol (CAM) exhibits activity against resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, its use has been limited due to its toxicity. As the threat of antibiotic resistance continues to grow, a promising approach might be to increase the use of historical antimicrobial agents that demonstrate clinical efficacy, but are hampered by toxicity. We therefore aimed to prepare a liposome-in-hydrogel system for dermal delivery of CAM. Chitosan (CS) was used as the hydrogel vehicle due to its antimicrobial activity and excellent biocompatibility...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503066/essential-oil-mediated-glycerosomes-increase-transdermal-paeoniflorin-delivery-optimization-characterization-and-evaluation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#4
Kai Zhang, Yongtai Zhang, Zhe Li, Nana Li, Nianping Feng
In this study, a novel glycerosome carrier containing essential oils was prepared for topical administration of paeoniflorin (PF) to enhance its transdermal drug delivery and improve drug absorption in the synovium. The formulation of glycerosomes was optimized by a uniform design, and the final vehicle was composed of 5% (w/v) phospholipid, 0.6% (w/v) cholesterol, and 10% (v/v) glycerol, with 2% (v/v) Speranskia tuberculata essential oil (STO) as the transdermal enhancer. The in vitro transdermal flux of PF loaded in the STO-glycerosomes was 1...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490875/mechanism-of-transdermal-permeation-promotion-of-lipophilic-drugs-by-ethosomes
#5
Li Yang, Lifang Wu, Dongze Wu, Deshun Shi, Tai Wang, Xiaoliang Zhu
Ethosomes can promote the penetration of lipophilic drugs into the skin, but the underlying mechanism is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanism of transdermal permeation promotion of lipophilic drugs by ethosomes. The formulation of ethosomes was optimized using the Box-Behnken experimental design, in which Rhodamine B and 1-palmitoyl-2-{12-[(7-nitro-2-1,3-benzoxadiazol-4-yl)amino]dodecanoyl}-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine were used to simulate a model lipophilic drug and act as a fluorescent tracer of ethosomal phospholipids, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481795/the-use-of-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-early-antifungal-treatment-response-in-disseminated-fusariosis
#6
Romain-David Seban, Gérald Bonardel, Mohamed Guernou, David Lussato, Mathieu Queneau
Fusariosis is an opportunistic infection, caused by a filamentous fungus, found on plants and in soil. The treatment of disseminated pattern, seen in immunocompromised patients with severe neutropenia, is difficult because of antifungal therapy resistance. A 12-year-old girl, who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, developed multiple widespread skin papules and subcutaneous nodules, at day 20 of consolidation therapy. Histological examination with cultures of skin tissue revealed Fusarium species...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476587/preparation-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-cationic-elastic-liposomes-comprising-highly-skin-permeable-growth-factors-combined-with-hyaluronic-acid-for-enhanced-diabetic-wound-healing-therapy
#7
Jeong Uk Choi, Seong Wook Lee, Rudra Pangeni, Youngro Byun, In-Soo Yoon, Jin Woo Park
To enhance the therapeutic effects of exogenous administration of growth factors (GFs) in the treatment of chronic wounds, we constructed GF combinations of highly skin-permeable epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), and platelet-derived growth factor-A (PDGF-A). We genetically conjugated a low-molecular-weight protamine (LMWP) to the N-termini of these GFs to form LMWP-EGF, LMWP-IGF-I, and LMWP-PDGF-A. Subsequently, these molecules were complexed with hyaluronic acid (HA). Combinations of native or LMWP-fused GFs significantly promoted fibroblast proliferation and the synthesis of procollagen, with a magnification of these results observed after the GFs were complexed with HA...
May 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472915/nanotechnology-a-promising-tool-towards-wound-healing
#8
Thaís Alberti, Daniela S Coelho, Ana Voytena, Heloísa Pitz, Manuel de Prá, Letícia Mazzarino, Shirley Kuhnen, Rosa Maria Ribeiro-do-Valle, Marcelo Maraschin, Beatriz Veleirinho
Nanotechnology is an exciting emerging field with multiple applications in skin regeneration. Nanofibers have gained special attention in skin regeneration based on their structural similarity to the extracellular matrix. A wide variety of polymeric nanofibers with distinct properties have been developed and tested as scaffolds for skin regeneration. Besides providing support for tissue repair, nanofibrous materials can act as delivery systems for drugs, proteins, growth factors, and other molecules. Moreover, the morphology, biodegradability, and other functionalities of nanofibrous materials can be controlled towards specific conditions of wound healing...
May 3, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444443/-new-approaches-for-the-prevention-of-actinic-keratosis
#9
REVIEW
H Stege, J Krutmann
Actinic keratosis is one of the most common skin diseases. Because of the ongoing demographic changes, it is anticipated that the incidence will further increase. Prevention of actinic keratoses is thus of great importance. By far the most important cause of actinic keratoses is the chronic cumulative irradiation of human skin with ultraviolet B and A radiation from natural sunlight. There is no doubt that use of sunscreens is effective in preventing actinic keratoses. Recent studies indicate that in high-risk groups the regular use of medical devices which are characterized by a very high SPF and which contain liposomally encapsulated DNA repair enzymes are effective in preventing the development of new actinic keratoses even when field cancerization is already present in human skin...
May 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428089/enhanced-anti-rheumatic-activity-of-methotrexate-entrapped-ultradeformable-liposomal-gel-in-adjuvant-induced-arthritis-rat-model
#10
Alam Zeb, Omer Salman Qureshi, Chan-Hee Yu, Muhammad Akram, Hyung-Seo Kim, Myung-Sic Kim, Jong-Ho Kang, Arshad Majid, Sun-Young Chang, Ok-Nam Bae, Jin-Ki Kim
The aim of this study is to investigate in vivo anti-rheumatic activity of methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomal gel (MTX-UDLs-gel) in adjuvant-induced arthritis rat model. Methotrexate-entrapped ultradeformable liposomes (MTX-UDLs) with the optimal phosphatidylcholine to Tween 80 ratio (7:3, w/w) were incorporated into 1% Carbopol gel. MTX-UDLs-gel was characterized in terms of appearance, clarity, homogeneity, pH and drug content. The permeation of MTX-UDLs-gel across rat skin was investigated using Franz diffusion cell...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412651/time-dependent-effect-of-rutin-on-skin-fibroblasts-membrane-disruption-following-uv-radiation
#11
Agnieszka Gęgotek, Katarzyna Bielawska, Michał Biernacki, Izabela Dobrzyńska, Elżbieta Skrzydlewska
Chronic exposure of the skin to solar UV radiation induces a number of biological alterations, including a redox imbalance; therefore, there is an urgent need for skin cells protective compounds. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of natural, previously extensively examined, polyphenol with antioxidant properties - rutin, on UV-induced skin fibroblasts membrane disruption. Accordingly, fibroblasts exposed to UVA and UVB irradiation were incubated with rutin (12h before and/or up to 24h after irradiation), and the structural and metabolic changes were examined...
April 9, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411056/development-and-evaluation-of-resveratrol-vitamin-e-and-epigallocatechin-gallate-loaded-lipid-nanoparticles-for-skin-care-applications
#12
Jin Chen, Ning Wei, Maria Lopez-Garcia, Dianna Ambrose, Jason Lee, Colin Annelin, Teresa Peterson
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) and nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) have been studied as potential carriers for both dermal and transdermal drug delivery. SLN contain lipid droplets that are fully crystallized and have a highly-ordered crystalline structure. NLC are modified SLN in which the lipid phase contains both solid and liquid lipids at room temperature. SLN and NLC are thought to combine the advantages of polymeric particles, liposomes and emulsions. Therefore they provide high encapsulation percentages, better protection for incorporated actives and allow for control of desired release profile...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409629/tuning-the-extent-and-depth-of-penetration-of-flexible-liposomes-in-human-skin
#13
Silvia Franzé, Giulia Donadoni, Alessandro Podestà, Patrizia Procacci, Marica Orioli, Marina Carini, Paola Minghetti, Francesco Cilurzo
In this work we made an attempt to assess the effect of drug-induced changes of flexibility on the penetration of deformable vesicles into the human skin. Eight cationic liposomes with different degrees of flexibility were obtained by entrapping unfractionated heparin, enoxaparin, and nadroparin. The deformability was studied by a novel, facile, and reliable extrusion assay appositely developed and validated by means of quantitative nanoscale mechanical AFM measurements of vesicle elastic modulus (log10(YM))...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409561/the-most-prevalent-side-effects-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-monotherapy-in-women-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-trials
#14
REVIEW
L Ansari, F Shiehzadeh, Z Taherzadeh, S Nikoofal-Sahlabadi, A A Momtazi-Borojeni, A Sahebkar, S Eslami
Despite benefits of systemic chemotherapy in breast cancer treatment, several patients with early-stage breast cancer will develop metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Doxorubicin is among the most active agents against MBC. However, the use of doxorubicin is related to some life-threatening side effects including cardiotoxicity. Many efforts were made to lessen the side effects of doxorubicin and improve its efficacy. Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is a product claimed to achieve these two objectives because of its different pharmacokinetic profile...
May 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391065/novel-lipoproteoplex-delivers-keap1-sirna-based-gene-therapy-to-accelerate-diabetic-wound-healing
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Piul S Rabbani, Anna Zhou, Zachary M Borab, Joseph A Frezzo, Nikita Srivastava, Haresh T More, William J Rifkin, Joshua A David, Samuel J Berens, Raymond Chen, Sophia Hameedi, Muhammad H Junejo, Camille Kim, Rita A Sartor, Che F Liu, Pierre B Saadeh, Jin K Montclare, Daniel J Ceradini
Therapeutics utilizing siRNA are currently limited by the availability of safe and effective delivery systems. Cutaneous diseases, specifically ones with significant genetic components are ideal candidates for topical siRNA based therapy but the anatomical structure of skin presents a considerable hurdle. Here, we optimized a novel liposome and protein hybrid nanoparticle delivery system for the topical treatment of diabetic wounds with severe oxidative stress. We utilized a cationic lipid nanoparticle (CLN) composed of 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP) and the edge activator sodium cholate (NaChol), in a 6:1 ratio of DOTAP:NaChol (DNC)...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370978/ghk-cu-liposomes-accelerate-scald-wound-healing-in-mice-by-promoting-cell-proliferation-and-angiogenesis
#16
Xinying Wang, Baoquan Liu, Qiang Xu, Haiyang Sun, Meijun Shi, Dan Wang, Meihua Guo, Jiawen Yu, Chunhui Zhao, Bin Feng
Glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine (GHK)-Cu is considered to be an activator of tissue remodeling, and has been used in cosmetic products. In this study, we prepared liposomes encapsulating GHK-Cu and analyzed their effect on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) proliferation and scald wound healing in mice. The nanoscaled GHK-Cu-liposomes promoted HUVECs proliferation, with a 33.1% increased rate. Flow cytometry analysis showed increased cell number at G1 stage and decreased cell number at G2 stage after GHK-Cu-liposomes treatment...
April 1, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361609/skin-cancer-symptoms-mechanistic-pathways-and-treatment-rationale-for-therapeutic-delivery
#17
Neha Goyal, Purva Thatai, Bharti Sapra
Cancer is a group of diseases categorized by abandoning escalation and multiplication of abnormal cells. Current topical treatments for skin cancer are mainly in the semisolid dosage forms of 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod, etc. Many surgical treatments are also available these days for the treatment of skin cancer, for example, photodynamic therapy, which is approved by the US FDA. The stratum corneum is the main barrier against permeation of topical formulations developed for skin cancer treatment. Liposomes, thermosensitive stealth liposomes, nanoemulsions and polymeric lipid nanoparticles have been used by several researchers to increase skin permeability...
March 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355466/invasive-mould-infections-in-the-icu-setting-complexities-and-solutions
#18
Matteo Bassetti, Emilio Bouza
Infections caused by filamentous fungi represent a major burden in the ICU. Invasive aspergillosis is emerging in non-neutropenic individuals with predisposing conditions, e.g. corticosteroid treatment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver cirrhosis, solid organ cancer, HIV infection and transplantation. Diagnosis is challenging because the signs and symptoms are non-specific, and initiation of additional diagnostic examinations is often delayed because clinical suspicion is low. Isolation of an Aspergillus species from the respiratory tract in critically ill patients, and tests such as serum galactomannan, bronchoalveolar lavage 1-3-β-d-glucan and specific PCR should be interpreted with caution...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342238/a-peel-off-facial-mask-comprising-myoinositol-and-trehalose-loaded-liposomes-improves-adult-female-acne-by-reducing-local-hyperandrogenism-and-activating-autophagy
#19
Gabriella Fabbrocini, Claudia Capasso, Marianna Donnarumma, Mariateresa Cantelli, Michel Le Maître, Giuseppe Monfrecola, Enzo Emanuele
BACKGROUND: Hyperandrogenism and reduced skin autophagy have been implicated in the pathogenesis of adult female acne (AFA). Here, we tested whether a ready-to-use peel-off facial mask containing myoinositol (an androgen inhibitor) and trehalose-loaded liposomes (as activators of cutaneous autophagy) applied overnight every other day for 60 days can improve AFA. We also sought to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the clinical effects. OBJECTIVES: We conducted an uncontrolled, open-label clinical study in 40 cases of AFA to investigate the effect of the facial mask on lesion count, sebum production (measured with the Sebutape® technique), and Global Acne Grading System (GAGS) scale...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326562/liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-accelerates-skin-wound-healing-in-diabetic-db-db-mice
#20
Tsuyoshi Fukui, Akira T Kawaguchi, Susumu Takekoshi, Muneo Miyasaka, Hideaki Sumiyoshi, Rica Tanaka
Since liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin with high O2 affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) has been reported to accelerate skin wound healing in normal mice, it was tested in dB/dB mice with retarded wound healing, as seen in human diabetics. Two full-thickness dorsal wounds 6 mm in diameter encompassed by silicone stents were created in dB/dB mice. Two days later (day 2), the animals were randomly assigned to receive intravenous h-LEH (2 mL/kg, n = 7) or saline (2 mL/kg, n = 7). The same treatment was repeated 4 days after wounding (day 4), and the size of the skin lesions was analyzed by photography, surface perfusion was detected by Laser-Doppler imager, and plasma cytokines and chemokines were determined on days 0, 2, 4, and 7, when all animals were euthanized for morphological studies...
March 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
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