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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679954/are-changes-in-drinking-related-to-changes-in-cannabis-use-among-swedish-adolescents-a-time-series-analysis-for-the-period-1989-2016
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Isabella Gripe, Anna-Karin Danielsson, Mats Ramstedt
AIMS: To examine if changes in alcohol consumption are associated with changes in cannabis use among Swedish adolescents in a period of diverging trends, and to investigate if cannabis and alcohol act as complements or substitutes. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Data comprise a nationally representative annual school survey of alcohol and drug habits among Swedish 9th grade students (15-16 years) covering the years 1989-2016 (n=149 603). Alcohol and cannabis use were measured concurrently and alcohol consumption was measured in liters of 100% alcohol per year...
April 21, 2018: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679945/occurrence-elimination-enantiomeric-distribution-and-intra-day-variations-of-chiral-pharmaceuticals-in-major-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-beijing-china
#2
Lei Duan, Yizhe Zhang, Bin Wang, Shubo Deng, Jun Huang, Yujue Wang, Gang Yu
The occurrence, eliminations, enantiomeric distribution and intra-day variations of five chiral pharmaceuticals (three beta-blockers and two antidepressants) were investigated in eight major WWTPs in Beijing, China. The results revealed that metoprolol (MTP) and venlafaxine (VFX) were of the highest concentrations among the five determined pharmaceuticals with mean concentrations of 803 ng L-1 and 408 ng L-1 , respectively in influents, and 354 ng L-1 and 165 ng L-1 in effluents, respectively...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679936/controversies-in-monitoring-metastatic-breast-cancer-during-systemic-treatment-results-of-a-gim-gruppo-italiano-mammella-survey
#3
Bonotto Marta, Basile Debora, Gerratana Lorenzo, Pelizzari Giacomo, Bartoletti Michele, Vitale Maria Grazia, Fanotto Valentina, Lisanti Camilla, Mansutti Mauro, Minisini Alessandro Marco, Aprile Giuseppe, De Laurentiis Michele, Montemurro Filippo, Del Mastro Lucia, Puglisi Fabio
BACKGROUND: The optimal strategy for monitoring metastatic breast cancer (M-MBC) is unclear. Nevertheless, M-MBC influences patient's quality of life and it affects the use of resources in terms of both drugs and diagnostic exam prescription. We aim to disclose oncologists' approach on M-MBC, identifying controversial areas. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was conducted among GIM members who, based on their on-field experience, shared their own method for M-MBC planning...
April 18, 2018: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679912/effects-of-ugt2b7-scn1a-and-cyp3a4-on-the-therapeutic-response-of-sodium-valproate-treatment-in-children-with-generalized-seizures
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Weixing Feng, Shenghui Mei, Leting Zhu, Yazhen Yu, Weili Yang, Baoqin Gao, Xiaojuan Wu, Zhigang Zhao, Fang Fang
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate the associations between genetic polymorphisms and the effect of sodium valproate (VPA) therapy in children with generalized seizures. METHODS: A total of 174 children with generalized seizures on VPA therapy were enrolled. Steady-state trough plasma concentrations of VPA were analyzed. Seventy-six single nucleotide polymorphisms involved in the absorption, metabolism, transport, and target receptor of VPA were identified, and their associations with the therapeutic effect (seizure reduction) were evaluated using logistic regression adjusted by various influence factors...
April 14, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679911/the-effects-of-valproate-and-topiramate-use-on-serum-insulin-leptin-neuropeptide-y-and-ghrelin-levels-in-epileptic-children
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Nafiye Polat Çiçek, Tülay Kamaşak, Mine Serin, Aysenur Okten, Ahmet Alver, Ali Cansu
PURPOSE: Although some drugs used in the treatment of epilepsy are known to affect body weight, the hormonal factors responsible have not been sufficiently described. The purpose of this study was to compare insulin, leptin, neuropeptide Y and ghrelin levels in children with epilepsy receiving monotherapy with topiramate (TPM) and valproic acid (VPA), the drugs whose effects on body weight have been most discussed, with those of a control group. METHOD: 48 patients (25 VPA, 23 TPM) aged between 6 and 15...
April 11, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679908/recent-advances-in-colony-stimulating-factor-1-receptor-c-fms-as-an-emerging-target-for-various-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Archana Kumari, Om Silakari, Rajesh K Singh
Colony stimulating factor-1 (CSF-1) is one of the most common proinflammatory cytokine responsible for various inflammatory disorders. It has a remarkable role in the development and progression of osteoarthritis, cancer and other autoimmune disease conditions. The CSF-1 acts by binding to the receptor, called colony stimulating factor-1 receptor (CSF-1R) also known as c-FMS resulting in the cascade of signalling pathway causing cell proliferation and differentiation. Interleukin-34 (IL-34), recently identified as another ligand for CSF-IR, is a cytokine protein...
April 18, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679902/new-lipophilic-isoniazid-derivatives-and-their-1-3-4-oxadiazole-analogues-synthesis-antimycobacterial-activity-and-investigation-of-their-mechanism-of-action
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Rudolf Vosátka, Martin Krátký, Markéta Švarcová, Jiří Janoušek, Jiřina Stolaříková, Jan Madacki, Stanislav Huszár, Katarína Mikušová, Jana Korduláková, František Trejtnar, Jarmila Vinšová
The development of novel drugs is essential for the treatment of tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections in future. A series of N-alkyl-2-isonicotinoylhydrazine-1-carboxamides was synthesized from isoniazid (INH) and then cyclized to N-alkyl-5-(pyridin-4-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-amines. All derivatives were characterised spectroscopically. The compounds were screened for their in vitro antimycobacterial activity against susceptible and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb.) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM; M...
April 10, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679895/ingredientes-farmac%C3%A3-uticos-activos-potencialmente-inapropiados-en-adultos-mayores-lista-ifaspiam-panel-de-consenso-argentino
#8
Marta M Marzi, Miryam S Pires, Nora B Quaglia
OBJECTIVES: To perform a list agreed by Argentinean experts and adapted to the local context containing potentially inappropriate (PI) medications in old people (OP) usingthe Delphi consensus technique optimized for this subject. METHODS: A preliminary list of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) was drawn up based on foreign PIM lists and a selective search in the scientific literature. The iterative Delphi process was used to submit the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of the preliminary PIM list to the panel of Argentinean experts...
April 18, 2018: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679892/electric-field-driven-assembly-of-live-bacterial-cell-microarrays-for-rapid-phenotypic-assessment-and-cell-viability-testing
#9
Meenal Goel, Abhishek Verma, Shalini Gupta
Microarray technology to isolate living cells using external fields is a facile way to do phenotypic analysis at the cellular level. We have used alternating current dielectrophoresis (AC-DEP) to drive the assembly of live pathogenic Salmonella typhi (S.typhi) and Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria into miniaturized single cell microarrays. The effects of voltage and frequency were optimized to identify the conditions for maximum cell capture which gave an entrapment efficiency of 90% in 60 min. The chip was used for calibration-free estimation of cellular loads in binary mixtures and further applied for rapid and enhanced testing of cell viability in the presence of drug via impedance spectroscopy...
April 7, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679881/ventrolateral-orbital-cortex-oxytocin-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-through-periaqueductal-gray-opioid-receptor
#10
Mina Taati, Esmaeal Tamaddonfard
BACKGROUND: Oxytocin plays an important role in supraspinal modulation of pain. In the present study, we investigated the effects of ventrolateral orbital cortex (VLOC) microinjection of oxytocin on neuropathic pain after blockade of opioid receptors in this area and ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG). METHODS: Neuropathic pain was induced by complete transcection of preoneal and tibial branches of sciatic nerve. The VLOC and vlPAG were unilaterally (contralateral to the sciatic nerve-injured side) and bilaterally implanted with guide cannulas, respectively...
December 21, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679875/impurity-profiling-of-varenicline-tartrate-by-lc-qtof-mass-spectrometric-techniques-during-drug-development
#11
Yuting Lu, Xiyang Sun, Fan Song, Lei Wang, Min Song, Taijun Hang
An LC-QTOF-MS method was developed for the separation and characterization of related substances in varenicline tartrate. The separation was established on an InertSustain C18 column (4.6 mm × 150 mm, 5 μm) by liner gradient elution using 0.05% trifluoroacetic acid as mobile phase A and acetonitrile as mobile phase B. The degradation studies were conducted under the ICH prescribed stress conditions. Varenicline tartrate was found to be unstable to alkaline, oxidative, thermal and photolytic stresses, while relatively stable under acid stress condition...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679812/protective-role-of-nimbolide-against-chemotherapeutic-drug-hydroxyurea-induced-genetic-and-oxidative-damage-in-an-animal-model
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Md Fahim Ahmad, Mohd Owais Ansari, Sana Jameel, Ab Latif Wani, Nuzhat Parveen, Hifzur R Siddique, G G H A Shadab
Nimbolide is known to be an antioxidant found in neem plant. Hydroxyurea is a medication frequently used in sickle-cell disease, different cancers and HIV infection. The present study aimed to evaluate the adverse effect of HU and possible amelioration by nimbolide in Wistar rats. To test our hypothesis, we performed genotoxicity tests, biochemical assays, and histopathological studies. We observed that HU caused higher levels of genotoxicity in the treated animals. The observed genetic and oxidative damage might be due to the presence of reactive species as HU increased the level of the malondialdehyde-a biomarker of oxidative damage...
April 12, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679811/hepatitis-c-care-continuum-and-associated-barriers-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-chennai-india
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Eshan U Patel, Sunil S Solomon, Allison M Mcfall, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Amrose Pradeep, Paneerselvam Nandagopal, Oliver Laeyendecker, Aaron A R Tobian, David L Thomas, Mark S Sulkowski, M Suresh Kumar, Shruti H Mehta
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding barriers to hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment among people who inject drugs (PWID) in low-resource settings, particularly in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapies. METHODS: Between March, 2015-August, 2016, a cross-sectional survey was administered to community-based PWID in Chennai, India to examine the HCV care continuum and associated barriers. Adjusted prevalence ratios (APR) were estimated by multivariable Poisson regression with robust variance...
April 18, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679810/the-cost-effectiveness-of-seven-behavioural-interventions-to-prevent-drug-misuse-in-vulnerable-populations
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Becky Pennington, Brendan Collins, Simon Leigh, Antony P Martin, Lesley Owen, Alastair Fischer, Harry Sumnall, Geoff Bates
BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) developed a guideline on drug misuse prevention in vulnerable populations. Part of the guideline development process involved evaluating cost-effectiveness and determining which interventions represented good value for money. METHODS: Economic models were developed for seven interventions which aimed to prevent drug use in vulnerable populations. The models compared the costs (to the health and crime sectors) and health benefits (in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs)) of each intervention and its comparator...
April 18, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679802/the-evolving-role-of-dna-inter-strand-crosslinks-in-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Halley B Rycenga, David T Long
DNA crosslinking agents make up a broad class of chemotherapy agents that target rapidly dividing cancer cells by disrupting DNA synthesis. These drugs differ widely in both chemical structure and biological effect. In cells, crosslinking agents can form multiple types of DNA lesions with varying efficiencies. Inter-strand crosslinks (ICLs) are considered to be the most cytotoxic lesion, creating a covalent roadblock to replication and transcription. Despite over 50 years in the clinic, the use of crosslinking agents that specialize in the formation of ICLs remains limited, largely due to high toxicity in patients...
April 18, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679795/self-controlled-release-of-oxaliplatin-prodrug-from-d-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-polyethylene-glycol-1000-succinate-tpgs-functionalized-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-cancer-therapy
#16
Chaoyu Liang, Heping Wang, Min Zhang, Wei Cheng, Zihuang Li, Junpeng Nie, Gan Liu, Daizheng Lian, Zhenhua Xie, Laiqiang Huang, Xiaowei Zeng
Oxaliplatin is a promising antitumor drug, but its effectiveness is limited by its side effects in vivo. In this study, we introduced an Oxaliplatin prodrug (Oxa(IV)) self-controlled release strategy, in which Oxa(IV) is encapsulated by TPGS functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), and its release is controlled by biological stimuli, such as acidic environments in tumor tissue and high concentrations of reductants in cancer cells. Despite the lack of auxiliary "gatekeepers" to MSNs, this simplified model of Oxa(IV)-MSNs-TPGS could fine-tune the movements of the drug release...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679782/outcomes-after-off-label-use-of-the-pipeline-embolization-device-for-intracranial-aneurysms-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#17
S G Zammar, T J Buell, C J Chen, R W Crowley, D Ding, C J Griessenauer, B L Hoh, K C Liu, C S Ogilvy, Raper, A Singla, A J Thomas, K M Cockroft, S D Simon
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective multicenter cohort study is to examine the outcomes of the Pipeline embolization device (PED) for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms outside of United States Food and Drug Administration approved (off-label) indications. METHODS: Data from aneurysm patients treated with the PED for off-label indications was pooled from four different centers. The primary endpoints were decline in modified Rankin Scale (mRS) by at least 1 point and angiographic aneurysm occlusion at follow-up...
April 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679778/recapitulating-spatiotemporal-tumor-heterogeneity-in-vitro-through-engineered-breast-cancer-microtissues
#18
Claudia Mazio, Costantino Casale, Giorgia Imparato, Francesco Urciuolo, Paolo Antonio Netti
Tumor and microenvironmental heterogeneity hinders the study of breast cancer biology and the assessment of therapeutic strategies, being associated with high variability and drug resistance. In this context, it is mandatory to develop three-dimensional breast tumor models able to reproduce this heterogeneity and the dynamic interaction occurring between tumor cells and microenvironment. Here we show a new breast cancer microtissue model (T-µTP) uniquely able to present intra-tumor morphological heterogeneity in a dynamic and responsive endogenous matrix...
April 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679752/thermodynamic-compatibility-between-cyclodextrin-supramolecular-complexes-and-surfactant
#19
Larissa H R Meira, Guilherme A B Soares, Homero I M Bonomini, Juliana Fedoce Lopes, Frederico B De Sousa
Supramolecular structures based on cyclodextrins have been extensively used for drug delivery systems over decades. However, combining host and guest molecules in a pharmaceutical formulation is not a trivial process, being one of the majors concern the inclusion complex compatibility with other excipients presented in the final formulation. Herein, experimental and theoretical calculations were used to investigate the competition of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) with atenolol (ATE) or losartan (LOS), antihypertensive drugs widely used in the treatment of hypertension...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679751/solubilitydetermination-of-raloxifene-hydrochloride-in-ten-pure-solvents-at-various-temperatures-thermodynamics-based-analysis-and-solute-solvent-interactions
#20
Abdul Ahad, Faiyaz Shakeel, Omar Ali Alfaifi, Mohammad Raish, Ajaz Ahmad, Fahad I Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M Al-Mohizea
The purpose of the present study was to determine the solubility of raloxifene hydrochloride (RHCl) in ten solvents: water, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), ethylene glycol (EG), propylene glycol (PG), polyethylene glycol-400 (PEG-400), Transcutol, 1-butanol, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), and ethyl acetate (EA) at temperatures of 298.2-323.2 K and a pressure of 0.1 MPa. The solubility data obtained was fitted upon "Apelblat and Van't Hoff" equations. The maximum mole fraction solubility of RHCl was obtained in DMSO (5...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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