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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437606/transfer-study-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-poultry-production
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Federica Gallocchio, Giancarlo Biancotto, Veronica Cibin, Carmen Losasso, Simone Belluco, Ruud Peters, Greet van Bemmel, Claudia Cascio, Stefan Weigel, Peter Tromp, Federica Gobbo, Salvatore Catania, Antonia Ricci
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are of interest due to their antimicrobial activity and are seen as potential candidates to replace antibiotics in animal husbandry. A few studies have focused on this new application, but they lack any considerations about residual accumulation of AgNPs in edible animal tissues and animal products. In this research a 22-days in vivo study was carried out by oral administration of 20 nm spherical PVP coated AgNPs to hens. Six doses of approximately 1 mg kg-1 of AgNPs-PVP each were administered to animals throughout the experimentation...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436702/a-novel-matrix-dispersion-based-on-phospholipid-complex-for-improving-oral-bioavailability-of-baicalein-preparation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluations
#2
Yang Zhou, Wujun Dong, Jun Ye, Huazhen Hao, Junzhuo Zhou, Renyun Wang, Yuling Liu
Phospholipid complex is one of the most successful approaches for enhancing oral bioavailability of poorly absorbed plant constituents. But the sticky property of phospholipids results in an unsatisfactory dissolution of drugs. In this study, a matrix dispersion of baicalein based on phospholipid complex (BaPC-MD) was first prepared by a discontinuous solvent evaporation method, in which polyvinylpyrrolidone-K30 (PVP-K30) was employed for improving the dispersibility of baicalein phospholipid complex (BaPC) and increasing dissolution of baicalein...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436657/role-of-humic-acid-in-the-stability-of-ag-nanoparticles-in-sub-oxic-conditions
#3
Christopher J Milne, Dan J Lapworth, Daren C Gooddy, Christine N Elgy, Eugenia Valsami-Jones
Stability and temporal changes in size distributions have been observed for citrate- and polyvinylpyrrolidone- (PVP) capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), in the presence or absence of sulfide and natural organic matter (NOM - as humic acid), whilst under sub-oxic conditions. There were substantial differences in the influence of the two capping agents, with PVP-AgNPs showing few or no significant changes in apparent stability or particle size distribution under the conditions examined, whilst the apparent size distributions of citrate-capped AgNPs changed rapidly...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435075/development-of-oral-lyophilisates-containing-meloxicam-nanocrystals-using-qbd-approach
#4
Sonia Iurian, Cătălina Bogdan, Ioan Tomuță, Piroska Szabó-Révész, Anita Chvatal, Sorin E Leucuța, Mirela Moldovan, Rita Ambrus
The aim of this study was to develop oral lyophilisates with improved meloxicam (MEL) dissolution, optimizing each step of the preparation by design of experiments. First, meloxicam nanosuspensions were prepared by high-pressure homogenization (HPH), using PVP, Poloxamer or PEG as stabilizers and were subjected to freeze-drying using mannitol as cryoprotectant. The effects of the stabilizers and cryoprotectant were assessed and an optimal formulation was generated within the Design Space where the particle sizes and the PDIs are at their lowest values...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433884/synthetic-control-of-the-size-shape-and-polydispersity-of-anisotropic-silica-colloids
#5
Ryan P Murphy, Kunlun Hong, Norman J Wagner
The microstructure and rheological properties of colloidal suspensions depend on particle size and shape. This work aims to further control the size, shape, and polydispersity of anisotropic silica colloids, to reduce particle size, and to provide additional mechanistic insights on a prevalent, water-in-oil emulsion synthesis method. Key findings show that the dimensions of anisotropic silica particles can be systematically varied by approximately fivefold, with a limiting minimum particle size (D≈60nm, L≈300nm) obtained from emulsions with excess polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and sodium citrate...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432796/an-acetone-based-phantom-for-quantitative-diffusion-mri
#6
Xiaoke Wang, Scott B Reeder, Diego Hernando
PURPOSE: To propose and evaluate an acetone-D2 O phantom that has an extended range of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for quantitative diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as to compare its properties to previously described water-based phantoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed acetone-D2 O, and previously described sucrose water solution and polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) water solution phantoms, were constructed in a number of concentrations between 0% and 50%...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432614/dual-activity-of-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-water-soluble-carriers-on-the-solubility-of-carvedilol
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Abdelmoumin Zoghbi, Tianjiao Geng, Bo Wang
Carvedilol (CAR) is a non-selective α and β blocker categorized as class II drug with low water solubility. Several recent studies have investigated ways to overcome this problem. The aim of the present study was to combine two of these methods: the inclusion complex using hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) with solid dispersion using two carriers: Poloxamer 188 (PLX) and Polyvinylpyrrolidone K-30 (PVP) to enhance the solubility, bioavailability, and the stability of CAR. Kneading method was used to prepare CAR-HPβCD inclusion complex (KD)...
April 21, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430344/surfactant-assisted-synthesis-of-polyvinylpyrrolidone-hydroxyapatite-composites-as-a-bone-filler
#8
Masoumeh Meskinfam Langroudi, Masoud Giahi Saravani, Azita Nouri
BACKGROUND: Different methods have been used to prepare bone-like composites from inorganic nanoparticles embedded in polymeric matrixes to obtain the properties and structures required for bone fillers. METHODS: Bone-like nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) was synthesized using a biomimetic method, with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) as template and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as surfactant. RESULTS: The results demonstrated the formation of HA composites and showed that polymer and surfactant as the polymer capsule can be properly used to control the size, shape, morphology and dispersion of HA crystals...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429363/two-unilateral-puncturation-comparative-analyses-of-multiple-level-fresh-osteoporotic-vertebral-body-compression-fractures-treated-with-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-guided-by-c-arm-fluoroscopy-or-in-senile-patients
#9
J-C Xu, G-H Wu, L-L Zhou, X-J Yang, J-T Liu
OBJECTIVE:  To compare the curative effects of two unilateral puncturation percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) for the pain caused by multiple-level osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures (OVCF) in senile patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2008 to November 2014, eighty-nine cases suffering from fresh multiple-level OVCF were randomly divided into experimental group (n=51) and control group (n=38). Patients underwent PVP guided by C-arm fluoroscopy in the prone position...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427995/conditioned-taste-avoidance-conditioned-place-preference-and-hyperthermia-induced-by-the-second-generation-bath-salt-%C3%AE-pyrrolidinopentiophenone-%C3%AE-pvp
#10
Katharine H Nelson, Briana J Hempel, Matthew M Clasen, Kenner C Rice, Anthony L Riley
BACKGROUND: α-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (α-PVP) has been reported to be rewarding in a variety of pre-clinical models. Given that a number of drugs of abuse have both rewarding and aversive effects, the balance of which influences addiction potential, the present study examined the aversive properties of α-PVP by assessing its ability to induce taste avoidance. This assessment was made in a combined taste avoidance/place conditioning design that also allowed an evaluation of the relationship between α-PVP's aversive and rewarding effects...
April 17, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427615/utilization-of-ultrasonic-irradiation-as-a-green-and-effective-strategy-to-prepare-poly-n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone-modified-nano-copper-ii-oxide-nanocomposites
#11
Shadpour Mallakpour, Atefeh Jarahiyan
The present paper describes the result of investigations into preparation of novel nanocomposites (NCs) based on poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) as a biocompatible polymer and modified copper (II) oxide nanoparticles (NPs) as a nano-filler. To achieve optimum NCs properties, different ratios of modified copper (II) oxide NPs (3, 5, and 7wt%) were used to fabricate PVP NCs and also the ultrasonic irradiation was utilized to perform these processes as a fast and effective method. Subsequently, the structure of the obtained nanohybrids was characterized by various techniques...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425323/enhanced-solubility-of-piperine-using-hydrophilic-carrier-based-potent-solid-dispersion-systems
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Thenmozhi Kathavarayan, Young Je Yoo
CONTEXT: Piperine alkaloid, an important constituent of black pepper exhibits numerous therapeutic properties whereas its usage as a drug is limited due to its poor solubility in aqueous medium, which leads to poor bioavailability. OBJECTIVE: Herein a new method has been developed to improve the solubility of this drug based on the development of solid dispersions with improved dissolution rate using hydrophilic carriers such as sorbitol (Sor), polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polyvinyl pyrrolidone K30 (PVP) by solvent method...
April 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424978/the-physicochemical-investigation-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-crystalline-prepared-by-in-situ-ph-dependent-solubility-technique-with-polyvinylpyrrolidone
#13
Hui Xiong, Jinping Fu, Hanjing Sun, Enfu Wang, Yunhui Ding, Guobin Ren, Qiufang Jing, Fuzheng Ren
Micro-particles of 17β-estradiol (ED) were prepared with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) by in situ pH-dependent solubility technique. Products were characterized using multiple instruments, and molecular interactions between ED and PVP were explored. Powder X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis revealed crystalline ED in the micro-particles is hemihydrated. PVP was also present in the micro-particles. Laser particle size analysis and scanning electron microscopy revealed thin slice morphology, which might have resulted from the influence of PVP...
April 19, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
#14
Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422485/fabrication-of-a-highly-sensitive-single-aligned-tio2-and-gold-nano-particle-embedded-tio2-nano-fiber-gas-sensor
#15
Alireza Nikfarjam, Seyedsina Hosseini, Nahideh Salehifar
In this research, a single-aligned nanofiber of pure TiO2 and Gold nano-particle (GNP)-TiO2 was fabricated using a novel electro-spinning procedure equipped with secondary electrostatic fields on highly sharp triangular and rectangular electrodes provided for gas sensing applications. The Sol used for spinning nanofiber consisted of Titanium Tetraisopropoxide (C12H28O4Ti), Acetic Acid (CH3COOH), Ethanol (C2H5OH) and Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and gold nanoparticle solution. FE-SEM, TEM, and XRD were used to characterize the single nanofiber...
April 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415538/fabrication-of-polypropylene-silver-nanocomposites-for-biocidal-applications
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Washington Luiz Oliani, Duclerc Fernandes Parra, Luiz Gustavo Hiroki Komatsu, Nilton Lincopan, Vijaya Kumar Rangari, Ademar Benevolo Lugao
This paper presents a study on biocidal effect of polymer nanocomposite films of gamma irradiated polypropylene (PP) and silver nanoparticles. The modified polypropylene was obtained from isotactic polypropylene (iPP) in pellets form by irradiation with gamma rays in the presence of acetylene. A new morphology with long chain branching of PP and distinct rheology is obtained by this process. The blend of 50/50wt% neat PP and PP modified by gamma radiation were further mixed using a twin screw extruder. The AgNPs were infused into this polymer blend at different concentrations of: 0...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415530/poly-vinylidene-difluoride-poly-tetrafluoroethylene-co-vinylpyrrolidone-blend-membranes-with-antifouling-properties
#17
Yuchen Sun, Saeid Rajabzadeh, Lifeng Fang, Sungil Jeon, Zhuang Zhou, Yoshikage Ohmukai, Jun Miki, Xiaolin Wang, Hideto Matsuyama
To inhibit fouling phenomenon in membrane process, a new amphiphilic copolymer, poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-vinylpyrrolidone) (P(TFE-VP)), was blended with poly(vinylidene difluoride) (PVDF) to fabricate a series of antifouling membranes via non solvent induced phase separation (NIPS) method. The effect of copolymer blend ratios and TFE/VP ratios on membrane properties were evaluated, and the stability of P(TFE-VP) in PVDF membrane was studied. The membrane morphology was controlled by adjusting polymer concentration in dope solution, such that all membranes have similar pore size and density, as well as pure water permeability...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414978/investigation-on-the-relationship-between-solubility-of-artemisinin-and-polyvinylpyrroli-done-addition-by-using-daosd-approach
#18
Jin Zhang, Ran Guo, Anqi He, Shifu Weng, Xiuxiang Gao, Yizhuang Xu, Isao Noda, Jinguang Wu
In this work, we investigated the influence of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) on the solubility of artemisinin in aqueous solution by using quantitative (1)H NMR. Experimental results demonstrate that about 4 times of incremental increase occurs on the solubility of artemisinin upon introducing PVP. In addition, dipole-dipole interaction between the ester group of artemisinin and the amide group of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a model compound of PVP, is characterized by two-dimensional (2D) correlation FTIR spectroscopy with the DAOSD (Double Asynchronous Orthogonal Sample Design) approach developed in our previous work...
March 29, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414800/semantic-prioritization-of-novel-causative-genomic-variants
#19
Imane Boudellioua, Rozaimi B Mahamad Razali, Maxat Kulmanov, Yasmeen Hashish, Vladimir B Bajic, Eva Goncalves-Serra, Nadia Schoenmakers, Georgios V Gkoutos, Paul N Schofield, Robert Hoehndorf
Discriminating the causative disease variant(s) for individuals with inherited or de novo mutations presents one of the main challenges faced by the clinical genetics community today. Computational approaches for variant prioritization include machine learning methods utilizing a large number of features, including molecular information, interaction networks, or phenotypes. Here, we demonstrate the PhenomeNET Variant Predictor (PVP) system that exploits semantic technologies and automated reasoning over genotype-phenotype relations to filter and prioritize variants in whole exome and whole genome sequencing datasets...
April 17, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412575/the-role-of-illicit-licit-and-designer-drugs-in-the-traffic-in-hungary
#20
László Institóris, Előd Hidvégi, Adrienn Dobos, Éva Sija, Éva M Kereszty, László Balázs Tajti, Gábor Pál Somogyi, Tibor Varga
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and pattern of psychoactive substances among suspected DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) drivers in Hungary in 2014 and 2015. Blood and/or urine samples of 1252 suspected drivers (600 in 2014 and 652 in 2015) were analyzed for classical illicit and licit drugs, stimulant designer drugs (SDDs), and for synthetic cannabinoids, with 78.3% and 79.6% positive cases for at least one substance in 2014, and 2015, respectively. Impairment was proven in 39...
April 3, 2017: Forensic Science International
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