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Thu Thao Nguyen Thi, Tuong Vi Tran, Ngoc Quyen Tran, Cuu Khoa Nguyen, Dai Hai Nguyen
Porous nanosilica (PNS) has been attracting a great attention in fabrication carriers for drug delivery system (DDS). However, unmodified PNS-based carriers exhibited the initial burst release of loaded bioactive molecules, which may limit their potential clinical application. In this study, the surface of PNS was conjugated with adamantylamine (A) via disulfide bonds (PNS-SS-A) which was functionalized with cyclodextrin-heparin-polyethylene glycol (CD-HPEG) for redox triggered doxorubicin (DOX) delivery. The modified PNS was successfully formed with spherical shape and diameter around 50nm determined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Mohamed Amine Djebbi, Alae Elabed, Zaineb Bouaziz, Moulay Sadiki, Soumya Elabed, Philippe Namour, Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault, Abdesslem Ben Haj Amara
Layered double hydroxide (LDH) has attracted major interest as one of the most versatile drug delivery systems especially for adsorption capacity and/or controlled delivery property of bioactive agents owing to their combining features of biohybrid. ZnAl synthesized layered double hydroxide can offer a platform to immobilize various types of bioactive compounds, particularly berberine chloride (BBC). However, the immobilization reaction of berberine chloride into ZnAl-LDH was performed by direct co-precipitation method at different ratios of BBC/LDH...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Aristide Merola, Alberto Romagnolo, Laura Rizzi, Mario Giorgio Rizzone, Maurizio Zibetti, Michele Lanotte, George Mandybur, Andrew P Duker, Alberto J Espay, Leonardo Lopiano
To determine the clinical and demographic correlates of persistent, remitting, and new-onset impulse control behaviors (ICBs) before and after subthalamic deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD). We compared the pre- and post-surgical prevalence of ICBs, classified as impulse control disorders (ICD), dopamine dysregulation syndrome (DDS), and punding in 150 consecutive PD STN-DBS-treated patients and determined the association with motor, cognitive, neuropsychological, and neuropsychiatric endpoints...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Neurology
Flávia Cristina Zanchetta, Danilo Donizetti Trevisan, Priscila Peruzzo Apolinario, Juliana Bastoni da Silva, Maria Helena de Melo Lima
Objective: To evaluate the relation between diabetes-related distress and the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study based on a secondary analysis of data collected at a specialized care outpatient center in Brazil. Participants completed a questionnaire on sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and the Brazilian version of the Diabetes Distress Scale (B-DDS). Results: About 31% of the 130 eligible patients reported diabetes distress, and the mean B-DDS score was 2...
July 2016: Einstein
Kim Heang Ly, François Dalmay, Guillaume Gondran, Sylvain Palat, Holy Bezanahary, Anne Cypierre, Anne-Laure Fauchais, Eric Liozon
Although a glucocorticoid (GC)-sparing strategy is needed for patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) suffering from refractory disease or serious treatment-related complications, evidence of efficacy in this setting of immunosuppressive drugs and biotherapies is lacking. Herein, we evaluated the GC-sparing effects and tolerability of addition of dapsone (DDS) to prednisone therapy in patients with GCA. We retrospectively assessed data on 18 GCA patients who received DDS as a first-line treatment (DDS-1 group) and 52 patients who received it as a second- or third-line treatment for refractory GCA, with or without excessive GC-related toxicity (DDS-2 group)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
S Saeidpour, S B Lohan, M Anske, M Unbehauen, E Fleige, R Haag, M C Meinke, R Bittl, C Teutloff
The skin and especially the stratum corneum (SC) act as a barrier and protect epidermal cells and thus the whole body against xenobiotica of the external environment. Topical skin treatment requires an efficient drug delivery system (DDS). Polymer-based nanocarriers represent novel transport vehicles for dermal application of drugs. In this study dendritic core-multishell (CMS) nanoparticles were investigated as promising candidates. CMS were loaded with a drug (analogue) and were applied to penetration studies of skin...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
Yarra Venkatesh, Yetirajam Rajesh, Sambath Karthik, Chetan Anabur C, Mahitosh Mandal, Avijit Jana, N D Pradeep Singh
A new fluorescent photoremovable protecting group (FPRPG) based on acetylcarbazole framework has been explored for the first time release of single and dual (similar or different) substrates from single chromophore. Mechanistic studies of the photorelease process revealed that photorelease of two (similar or different) substrates from acetyl carbazole proceeds via a stepwise pathway. Further, we constructed photoresponsive dual drug delivery system (DDS) to release of two different anticancer drugs (Caffeic acid and Chlorambucil 1 equivalent each)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Organic Chemistry
Regan W Bergmark, Emily Gliklich, Rong Guo, Richard E Gliklich
BACKGROUND: Texting while driving and other cell-phone reading and writing activities are high-risk activities associated with motor vehicle collisions and mortality. This paper describes the development and preliminary evaluation of the Distracted Driving Survey (DDS) and score. METHODS: Survey questions were developed by a research team using semi-structured interviews, pilot-tested, and evaluated in young drivers for validity and reliability. Questions focused on texting while driving and use of email, social media, and maps on cellular phones with specific questions about the driving speeds at which these activities are performed...
December 2016: Injury Epidemiology
Emelie Ahnfelt, Erik Sjögren, Per Hansson, Hans Lennernäs
The release rate of doxorubicin (DOX) from the drug-delivery system (DDS), DC Bead, was studied by 2 miniaturized in vitro methods: free-flowing and sample reservoir. The dependencies of the release mechanisms on in vitro system conditions were investigated experimentally and by theoretical modeling. An inverse relationship was found between release rates and bead size, most likely due to the greater total surface area. The release rates correlated positively with temperature, release medium volume, and buffer strength, although the release medium volume had larger effect than the buffer strength...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Andrew D Jones
BACKGROUND: On-farm crop species richness (CSR) may be important for maintaining the diversity and quality of diets of smallholder farming households. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) determine the association of CSR with the diversity and quality of household diets in Malawi and 2) assess hypothesized mechanisms for this association via both subsistence- and market-oriented pathways. METHODS: Longitudinal data were assessed from nationally representative household surveys in Malawi between 2010 and 2013 (n = 3000 households)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
Takahisa Ohta, Yasuhiko Hashida, Fumiyoshi Yamashita, Mitsuru Hashida
A novel sustained release formulation of mitomycin C (MMC) was developed by employing single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) wrapped by designed peptide with polyethylene glycol (PEG) modification (pegylation) as a nano-scale molecular platform. The amino groups of polycationic and amphiphilic H-(-Cys-Trp-Lys-Gly-)(-Lys-Trp-Lys-Gly-)6-OH [CWKG(KWKG)6] peptide associated with SWCNTs were modified using PEG with 12 units (PEG12) to improve the dispersion stability of the composite. Then thiol groups of peptide were conjugated with MMC using N-ε-maleimidocaproic acid (EMCA) as a linker via transformation of aziridine group of MMC...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Michael N Pakdaman, Jay K Udani, Jhanna Pamela Molina, Michael Shahani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2016: Nutrition Journal
Kouji Katsura, Satoru Utsunomiya, Eisuke Abe, Hironori Sakai, Naotaka Kushima, Satoshi Tanabe, Takumi Yamada, Takahide Hayakawa, Yoshihiko Yamanoi, Syuhei Kimura, Shinichi Wada, Hidefumi Aoyama, Takafumi Hayashi
The changes in dose distribution caused by backscatter radiation from a common commercial dental alloy (Au-Ag-Pd dental alloy; DA) were investigated to identify the optimal material and thicknesses of a dental device (DD) for effective prevention of mucositis. To this end, 1 cm(3) of DA was irradiated with a 6-MV X-ray beam (100 MU) in a field size of 10 × 10 cm(2) using a Novalis TX linear accelerator. Ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, polyolefin elastomer, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) were selected as DD materials...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
Robert E Johnson, Pasquale P Eckert, William Gilmore, Archana Viswanath, Matthew Finkelman, Morton B Rosenberg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons members have integrated the current American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) nil per os (NPO) guidelines into their preoperative instructions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We designed and implemented a cross-sectional study and enrolled a random sample of private-practice American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons members who practice in the United States...
April 20, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bojan B Petrovic, Tamara O Peric, Dejan L J Markovic, Branislav B Bajkin, Djorde Petrovic, Duska B Blagojevic, Sanja Vujkov
The aim of this study was to examine the factors affecting oral health status among intellectually disabled individuals in Serbia. The sample population was categorized according to age, sex, living arrangements, general health and the level of intellectual disability (ID). The diagnosis of dental caries was performed using the DMFT/dmft criteria. The oral hygiene and gingival health were assessed with the plaque index (Silness&Löe) and gingival index (Löe&Silness), respectively. Descriptive analysis, step-wise and logistic regression were performed to analyze related influential factors for caries presence, number of extracted teeth, teeth restored, the oral hygiene level and the extent of gingival inflammation...
September 30, 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Vidya Ramaswamy, Wilhelm Piskorowski, Mark Fitzgerald, Howard A Hamerink, Stephen Stefanac, Rachel Greene, Marilyn S Lantz
Since 2006, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry has used a 13-point measure of overall competence instrument to assess fourth-year dental students' end-rotation performance at community clinics. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of this instrument used by preceptors to rate students' overall competence during community-based dental education experiences. The measure was analyzed using performance ratings for all fourth-year DDS students in the graduating classes of 2012 and 2013 (combined n=201)...
October 2016: Journal of Dental Education
Erik Őrfi, János Szebeni
There is substantial effort in modern pharmacotherapy to use nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems (nDDS) for improving the oral absorption of drugs. An often neglected circumstance regarding this approach is that the gut is a major part of the immune system that may be vulnerable for immune-cell toxicity, or mediate humoral immune response against various components of nDDS, recognized as foreign. This review recapitulates the structure and function of gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT), i.e., the enteral section of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) and reminds how virus-like nDDS may potentially induce immunogenicity just as attenuated or killed viruses do in oral vaccines...
September 29, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Jeffrey A Platt Dds Ms
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Operative Dentistry
Pili Kamenju, Enju Liu, Ellen Hertzmark, Donna Spiegelman, Rodrick Kisenge, Roland Kupka, Said Aboud, Karim P Manji, Christopher Duggan, Wafaie W Fawzi
Complementary feeding is crucial for improving child survival and promoting growth and development, particularly among HIV-exposed children who have higher risk of morbidity and mortality than their un-exposed peers. This prospective study employed an infant and child feeding index (ICFI) to measure complementary feeding and determine its association with nutritional status among 2092 HIV-exposed infants followed from 6 to 24 months of age in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The ICFI measured both quality and quantity of complementary feeding, including current breastfeeding status, food consistency, dietary diversity scores (DDS), food group frequency score, and meal frequency...
September 30, 2016: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Vedat Sar, Firdevs Alioğlu, Gamze Akyuz
Depersonalization (DEP) and derealization (DER) were examined among college students with and without borderline personality disorder (BPD) and/or dissociative disorders (DDs) by self-report and clinician assessment. The Steinberg Depersonalization and Derealization Questionnaires (SDEPQ and SDERQ), the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, and the screening tool of the BPD section of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-BPD) were administered to 1301 students. Those with BPD (n = 80) according to the SCID-BPD and 111 non-BPD controls were evaluated using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D) by a psychiatrist blind to the diagnosis...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
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