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Cyclosporine-A dog

Emily K Sharpe, Jessica M Meekins, Mary Bagladi-Swanson, Amy J Rankin
An 8-year-old castrated male Bichon Frise was presented to the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center for evaluation of unilateral right-sided exophthalmos, suspected secondary to a retrobulbar abscess. The dog had acutely developed right-sided periorbital swelling, exophthalmos with pain on retropulsion, as well as multiple cutaneous exudative plaques on the feet and tail base. On ophthalmic examination, the dog also exhibited mild left-sided exophthalmos with decreased, nonpainful retropulsion. Orbital ultrasound and CT were performed to evaluate the extent of bilateral orbital disease...
March 14, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Myriam Defontis, Serge Côté, David Ledieu
Early detection of drug-induced alterations of hemostasis is challenging. Drugs can affect different components of the Virchow's triad and measurement of plasmatic coagulation times lacks sensitivity. New techniques for a more global assessment of the hemostasis are now available: the impedance platelet aggregometry, the thromboelastography and the thrombin generation measurement. The aim of this study was to evaluate three techniques (i.e.: Multiplate(®), TEG(®) and CAT) for the in vitro detection of the effect of a drug known to induce hemostatic alterations in a preclinical safety environment...
February 9, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
F O Cummings, S A Rizzo
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare hospitalisation duration, survival times, adverse events and cost of therapy in dogs with presumptive primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia undergoing therapy with mycophenolate mofetil and corticosteroids versus cyclosporine and corticosteroids. METHODS: A retrospective study of medical case records of dogs with presumed primary immune-mediated thrombocytopenia was conducted. Data collected included signalment, presenting complaints, haematologic and biochemical profiles, vector-borne disease testing, thoracic and abdominal radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, medications administered, duration of hospitalisation, 30- and 60-day survival, adverse events and cost of therapy...
February 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
Scott S Graves, Andrew Rezvani, George Sale, Diane Stone, Maura Parker, Steven Rosinski, Michele Spector, Bruce Swearingen, Leslie Kean, Rainer Storb
In long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality and a major determinant of quality of life. Chronic GVHD responds poorly to current immunosuppressive drugs, and while T cell depletion may be preventive, this gain is offset by increased relapse rates. A significant impediment to progress in treating chronic GVHD has been the limitations of existing animal models. The goal of this study was to develop a reproducible comprehensive model of chronic GVHD in the dog...
March 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Jeff Chang, Scott S Graves, Tiffany Butts-Miwongtum, George E Sale, Rainer Storb, David Woodbridge Mathes
BACKGROUND: The development of safe and reliable protocols for the transplantation of the face and hands may be accomplished with animal modeling of transplantation of vascularized composite allografts (VCA). Previously, we demonstrated that tolerance to a VCA could be achieved after canine recipients were simultaneously given marrow from a dog leukocyte antigen-identical donor. In the present study, we extend those findings across a dog leukocyte antigen mismatched barrier. METHODS: Eight recipient dogs received total body irradiation (4...
December 2016: Transplantation
Roberta Iatta, Maria Rita Puttilli, Davide Immediato, Domenico Otranto, Claudia Cafarchia
This study aims to evaluate the effect of efflux pump modulators (EPMs) on the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of fluconazole (FLZ) and voriconazole (VOR) in Malassezia furfur and Malassezia pachydermatis. The in vitro efficacy of azoles, in combination with EPMs (ie haloperidol-HAL, promethazine-PTZ and cyclosporine A-CYS), against 21 M. furfur from bloodstream infection patients and 14 M. pachydermatis from the skin of dogs with dermatitis, was assessed using a broth microdilution chequerboard analysis...
March 2017: Mycoses
Lionel Sebbag, Shin Ae Park, Philip H Kass, David J Maggs, Mayssa Attar, Christopher J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate repeatability and reproducibility of tear osmolarity measured using the TearLab(™) osmometer in normal dogs and to assess its diagnostic potential in dogs with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). ANIMALS STUDIED: Beagle dogs; six normal and five with KCS. PROCEDURES: Tear osmolarity and Schirmer tear test-1 (STT-1) values were obtained at various times. Normal dogs were assessed for diurnal variation and repeatability and reproducibility of measurements...
October 20, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
M Fujimura, Y Nakatsuji, H Ishimaru
In this study, dogs were separated into two groups and treated with immunosuppressant (Cyclosporin A: CsA). The first group was the canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) group, which is similar to extrinsic atopic dermatitis (AD) in humans (treated with a CsA dose of 2.5-5.5 mg/kg, n=8), and the second group was the canine atopic-like dermatitis (ALD) group, which is similar to intrinsic AD in humans (treated with a CsA dose of 2.5-6.5 mg/kg, n=14). The canine atopic dermatitis extent and severity index (CADESI)-4 was evaluated before treatment (PRE) and after treatment (POST) to assess the effectiveness of CsA for the two groups...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Jeff Chang, Scott S Graves, Tiffany Butts-Miwongtum, George E Sale, Rainer Storb, David W Mathes
BACKGROUND: The development of safe and reliable protocols for the transplantation of the face and hands may be accomplished with animal modeling of transplantation of vascularized composite allografts (VCA). Previously, we demonstrated that tolerance to a VCA could be achieved after canine recipients were simultaneously given marrow from a dog leukocyte antigen (DLA) identical donor. In the present study, we extend those findings across a DLA mismatched barrier. METHODS: Eight Recipient dogs received total body irradiation (4...
September 27, 2016: Transplantation
J B Pieper, L Dirikolu, K L Campbell, Z Li, M A Mitchell
The aim of the study was to describe the effect of fluconazole on the pharmacokinetics of cyclosporin A in healthy dogs when investigated as a single dose and at steady-state. Five healthy adult dogs were used in the study in a crossover design receiving either 5 mg/kg of cyclosporin A (CsA) alone or 5 mg/kg of fluconazole with 2.5 mg/kg of cyclosporin A (CsA/Flu) for 35 days. Pharmacokinetic curves were performed on day 1 and day 35 in addition to sampling trough and suspected peak concentrations (C2) twice weekly with LC/MS/MS...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stephanie Schaefer, Juliane Werner, Sandra Lange, Christoph Machka, Gudrun Knuebel, Anett Sekora, Catrin Roolf, Tido Winkler, Hugo Murua Escobar, Ingo Nolte, Christian Junghanss
BACKGROUND: Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is an adverse effect following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in humans. Dogs represent a key model organism for the development of treatment protocols for HSCT. However, detailed descriptions of canine GvHD and its treatment are rare. Herein we describe the development of canine GvHD and therapeutic intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A female Beagle received an allogeneic HSCT from a dog leukocyte antigen-identical littermate (conditioning with 4...
July 2016: In Vivo
Huimin An, Yu Zhu, Wenping Xu, Yujun Liu, Jianping Zhang, Zongming Lin
Several monomers isolated from Tripterygium wilfordii Hook f. (Celastraceae) have attracted worldwide interest. In this study, we established a simple and reliable kidney transplantation model in beagle dog to evaluate the immunosuppressive activity of demethylzeylasteral (T-96), an immunosuppressive monomer isolated from the root xylem of T. wilfordii. Recipient and donor male beagle dogs were obtained from two different breeders to ensure MHC mismatching. All dogs were randomly divided into six groups following kidney transplantation, and different doses of T-96 or cyclosporine A (CsA) were administered to each group during 14 days of observation...
December 2015: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
Rodrigo P Lacerda, Maria T Peña Gimenez, Fernando Laguna, Daniel Costa, Jose Ríos, Marta Leiva
OBJECTIVE: To describe corneal grafting for the treatment of full-thickness corneal defects in dogs and to determine its effectiveness in preserving vision. METHODS: A review of the medical records of dogs that underwent corneal grafting following corneal perforations (≥3 mm) at the VTH-UAB from 2002 to 2012 was carried out. RESULTS: Fifty dogs of different breed, age and gender were included. Brachycephalic breeds were overrepresented (37/50;74%)...
May 31, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Florence Robriquet, Candice Babarit, Thibaut Larcher, Laurence Dubreil, Mireille Ledevin, Hélicia Goubin, Karl Rouger, Laëtitia Guével
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscle disease that leads to fibre necrosis and progressive paralysis. At present, DMD remains a lethal disease without any effective treatment, requiring a better understanding of the pathophysiological processes and comprehensive assessment of the newly identified therapeutic strategies. MicroRNAs including members of the muscle-specific myomiR family have been identified as being deregulated in muscle of DMD patients and in mdx mice used as a model for DMD...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
J Thomason, T Archer, R Wills, S Press, A Mackin
BACKGROUND: Cyclosporine increases thromboxane synthesis in dogs, potentially increasing the thrombogenic properties of platelets. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: Our hypothesis was that the concurrent administration of low-dose aspirin and cyclosporine would inhibit cyclosporine-associated thromboxane synthesis without altering the antiplatelet effects of aspirin. The objective was to determine the effects of cyclosporine and aspirin on primary hemostasis. ANIMALS: Seven healthy dogs...
July 2016: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Peipei Guan, Yi Lu, Jianping Qi, Wei Wu
Formulating vesicular nanocarriers into dried precursors so as to overcome the drawbacks associated with liquid formulations is challengeable due to low efficiency of restoration. In this study, bilosomes interiorly thickened with gelatin (G-BLs) was evaluated for the ability to withstand freeze-drying stress and enhanced oral bioavailability of a model drug, cyclosporine A (CyA). The restoration efficiency of freeze-dried pro-G-BLs is investigated by comparing the particle size distribution, entrapment efficiency and morphology of the bilosomes before and after freeze-drying...
August 1, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
G Barsotti, T Vezzosi
A 6-year-old, intact, male English cocker spaniel was referred for treatment of chronic conjunctivitis and unilateral keratitis. The dog was diagnosed with bilateral immune-mediated keratoconjunctivitis sicca, treated with topical cyclosporine 0·2% ointment and sodium hyaluronate eye drops and improved considerably. After 2 months, pulmonic stenosis was diagnosed, and the dog commenced treatment with oral atenolol; the ophthalmological disease worsened dramatically within a few days. The ophthalmic signs rapidly improved after discontinuation of atenolol, and there was bilateral complete remission after 3 weeks...
July 2016: Journal of Small Animal Practice
Jie Zhang, Kan He, Lining Cai, Yu-Chuan Chen, Yifan Yang, Qin Shi, Thomas F Woolf, Weigong Ge, Lei Guo, Jürgen Borlak, Weida Tong
Interference of bile salt transport is one of the underlying mechanisms for drug-induced liver injury (DILI). We developed a novel bile salt transport activity assay involving in situ biosynthesis of bile salts from their precursors in primary human, monkey, dog, rat, and mouse hepatocytes in suspension as well as LC-MS/MS determination of extracellular bile salts transported out of hepatocytes. Glycine- and taurine-conjugated bile acids were rapidly formed in hepatocytes and effectively transported into the extracellular medium...
August 5, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
M R Müller, M Linek, C Löwenstein, A Röthig, K Doucette, K Thorstensen, R S Mueller
A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled multicentre trial was conducted in 36 dogs with atopic dermatitis to evaluate the cyclosporine-sparing effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Dogs were stable on their individual cyclosporine dosage and received either a mainly omega-3 fatty acid product with a minor omega-6 fatty acid fraction or placebo, orally for 12 weeks. Dogs were examined every 4 weeks and the Canine Atopic Dermatitis Extent and Severity Index (CADESI-03) was determined by a clinician...
April 2016: Veterinary Journal
Amy C Rhoades, William Vernau, Philip H Kass, Melissa A Herrera, Jane E Sykes
OBJECTIVE: To compare efficacy between cyclosporine and prednisone for treatment of primary immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA) in dogs. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS: 20 client-owned dogs with primary IMPA. PROCEDURES: Dogs were randomly assigned to receive prednisone (starting at 1 mg/kg [0.45 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h; n = 10) or cyclosporine (5 mg/kg [2.3 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h; 10) for 90 days. Cyclosporine-treated dogs also received carprofen, tramadol, or both for the first 7 days for analgesia...
February 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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