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Carolina Bussoletti, Maria V Tolaini, Leonardo Celleno
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common type of hair loss in both males as well as females, occurring in up to 57% of women by the age of 80 years. Androgenetic alopecia is associated with a high psychological burden and often results in substantially reduced quality of life, poor body image and low self-esteem, particularly in women. Caffeine-based products have shown promise, both in vitro and in vivo, as potential treatments for AGA. This study was performed to determine the efficacy of a phyto-caffeine- containing shampoo used over a 6-month period in female subjects with AGA...
March 6, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Akinari Abe, Miyuki Saito, Wesam R Kadhum, Hiroaki Todo, Kenji Sugibayashi
Development of an appropriate method to evaluate drug disposition or targeting ability in hair follicles (HFs) is urgently needed in order to develop useful pharmaceutical products with pharmacological effects in HFs. In the present study, a cyanoacrylate biopsy (CB) method was used to measure drug disposition in HFs using a model hydrophilic drug, caffeine (CAF), and a lipophilic drug, 4-butylresorcinol (BR), in excised porcine skin. As a result, the height of HF replicas and the recovery ratio decreased with an increase in the application times of the CB method...
May 5, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
I K Jung, S C Park, Y R Lee, S A Bin, Y D Hong, D Eun, J H Lee, Y S Roh, B M Kim
OBJECTIVE: This research examines the benefits of caffeine absorption on hair stiffness. In order to test hair stiffness, we have developed an evaluation method that is not only accurate, but also inexpensive. Our evaluation method for measuring hair stiffness culminated in a model, called the Stiffness-Angle Law, which describes the elastic properties of hair and can be widely applied to the development of hair care products. METHODS: Small molecules (≤ 500 g/mol) such as caffeine can be absorbed into hair...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Rachita Dhurat, Jill Chitallia, Theodor W May, Ammani M Jayaraaman, Jithendriya Madhukara, Subbu Anandan, Pradyumna Vaidya, Adolf Klenk
BACKGROUND: Androgenetic alopecia is a condition with a high prevalence worldwide and affects both males and females. Currently, only 2 approved treatments exist: finasteride (males only) and minoxidil 2 or 5% solution (males and females). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, open-label, multicenter noninferiority study to determine whether a caffeine-based 0.2% topical liquid would be no less effective than minoxidil 5% solution in males (n = 210) with androgenetic alopecia...
2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
Daria Piacentino, Georgios D Kotzalidis, Livia Longo, Antonio Pavan, Luciano Stivali, Guido Stivali, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Brugnoli, Paola Frati, Vittorio Fineschi, Paolo Girardi, Gabriele Sani
The use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) is not uncommon in athletes and appears to be associated with several psychopathological disorders of unclear prevalence. In this multicenter, cross-sectional study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of body image disorders (BIDs) and eating disorders (EDs) in PIED-using athletes vs. PIED nonusers. We enrolled 84 consecutive professional and amateur athletes training in sport centers in Italy, who underwent semi-structured interviews (SCID-I, SCID-II) and completed the Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI) and the Sick, Control, One, Fat, Food Eating Disorder Screening Test (SCOFF)...
November 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Panayiotis Kattou, Guoping Lian, Stephen Glavin, Ian Sorrell, Tao Chen
PURPOSE: The development of a new two-dimensional (2D) model to predict follicular permeation, with integration into a recently reported multi-scale model of transdermal permeation is presented. METHODS: The follicular pathway is modelled by diffusion in sebum. The mass transfer and partition properties of solutes in lipid, corneocytes, viable dermis, dermis and systemic circulation are calculated as reported previously [Pharm Res 33 (2016) 1602]. The mass transfer and partition properties in sebum are collected from existing literature...
October 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
Ulf Meier, Thomas Briellmann, Eva Scheurer, Franz Dussy
The distribution of analyte concentrations in hair across the scalp has not been thoroughly investigated. Differences in concentrations depending on sampling location are problematic, especially when measuring a second strand to confirm the result of the first measurement. Aiming at a better understanding of the concentration differences, the distribution of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and caffeine concentrations in hair across the entire head of one test subject was investigated by dividing the scalp completely into regions of ca 2 cm × 2 cm area, yielding a total of 104 samples...
October 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
Frank Musshoff, Helena Fels, Alberto Carli, Dario Piombino-Mascali
The Mombello Psychiatric Hospital in Limbiate, near Milan, replaced the old Senavra Hospital as the Psychiatric Hospital for the Province of Milan in the 19th century. During the early 20th century, bodies of several Mombello patients were dissected and preserved by Giuseppe Paravicini, an anatomist who operated within the asylum. The aim of the present study was to examine and memorialize this important assemblage. To this end, we were allowed to sample the head hair of six such preparations for toxicological analysis...
January 2017: Forensic Science International
Daniel Stengel, Florian Zindler, Thomas Braunbeck
In order to clarify the suitability of the lateral line of zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos as a model for the screening of ototoxic (neurotoxic) effects, existing neuromast assays were adapted, improved and validated with a series of chemicals known or unknown for their ototoxic potential (caffeine copper sulfate, dichlorvos, 2.4-dinitrotoluene, neomycin, 4-nonylphenol, perfluorooctanesulfonic acid). Present methods were improved by (1) the introduction of a 4-step scoring system, (2) the selection of neuromasts from both the anterior and posterior lateral line systems, (3) a combined DASPEI/DAPI staining applied after both a continuous and pulse exposure scenario, and (4) an additional screening for nuclear fragmentation...
March 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
Elisabetta Bertol, Fabio Vaiano, Rafael Boscolo-Berto, Alessia Fioravanti, Diego Palumbo, Valeria Catalani, Francesco Mari, Valentino Patussi, Giovanni Serpelloni
BACKGROUND: Clinical reliability of self-reported data for alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine consumptions is lacking, particularly in adolescents. OBJECTIVES: To compare a self-report questionnaire and hair analysis to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the self-report. METHODS: A cross-sectional study on 14-15-year-old Italian students (n = 874, 38% males, 62% females) was performed comparing self-reported data to hair analysis. The latter quantified hair concentrations of caffeine, nicotine, cotinine, ethyl glucuronide (EtG), and fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) using mass spectrometry...
May 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Loïc Le Marchand, Kim Yonemori, Kami K White, Adrian A Franke, Lynne R Wilkens, Robert J Turesky
Hair measurement of 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) is a promising biomarker of exposure to this carcinogen formed in cooked meats. However, the dose relationship between normal range intake and hair levels and the modulating effects of CYP1A2 metabolism and hair melanin need to be evaluated. We conducted a randomized, cross-over feeding study among 41 non-smokers using ground beef cooked to two different levels of doneness, 5 days a week for 1 month. PhIP was measured by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry in food (mean low dose = 0...
July 2016: Carcinogenesis
Diana Escuder-Vieco, Óscar Garcia-Algar, Xavier Joya, Emilia Marchei, Simona Pichini, Roberta Pacifici, Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso
BACKGROUND: The use of illegal drugs and tobacco is an exclusion criteria for accepting a nursing mother as a milk donor. The detection window for human milk testing is typically a few hours. Hair testing has been considered the gold standard to assess chronic exposure to these toxic substances. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the levels of illegal drugs, nicotine, and caffeine in breast milk and hair samples from donors to assess whether these substances were being used during the donation period and the months leading up to it...
August 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
O Niewiadomski, C Studd, J Wilson, J Williams, C Hair, R Knight, E Prewett, P Dabkowski, S Alexander, B Allen, D Dowling, W Connell, P Desmond, S Bell
BACKGROUND: The Barwon area in Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and therefore is an ideal location to study the impact of environmental exposures on the disease's development. AIM: To study these exposures prior to the development of IBD in a population-based cohort. METHOD: One hundred and thirty-two incident cases (81 Crohn disease (CD) and 51 ulcerative colitis (UC)) from an IBD registry and 104 controls replied to the International Organization of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases environmental questionnaire...
June 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Eman Abd, Michael S Roberts, Jeffrey E Grice
BACKGROUND/AIMS: A range of vesicles is now widely used to carry various solutes into and through the epidermis. These usually have the active solute encapsulated within and may be modified to confer flexibility and skin penetration enhancement. Here, we compared the ability of five different vesicle systems to deliver a model hydrophilic drug, caffeine, into and through excised human skin. METHODS: In addition to lipids, the vesicle excipients included eucalyptol or oleic acid as penetration enhancers, and decyl polyglucoside as a non-ionic surfactant...
2016: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
Pieter M M De Kesel, Willy E Lambert, Christophe P Stove
Caffeine is the probe drug of choice to assess the phenotype of the drug metabolizing enzyme CYP1A2. Typically, molar concentration ratios of paraxanthine, caffeine's major metabolite, to its precursor are determined in plasma following administration of a caffeine test dose. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an LC-MS/MS method for the determination of caffeine and paraxanthine in hair. The different steps of a hair extraction procedure were thoroughly optimized. Following a three-step decontamination procedure, caffeine and paraxanthine were extracted from 20 mg of ground hair using a solution of protease type VIII in Tris buffer (pH 7...
November 1, 2015: Talanta
Anna Ferrari, Ilaria Tiraferri, Federica Palazzoli, Patrizia Verri, Daniele Vandelli, Filippo Marchesi, Michela Ciccarese, Manuela Licata
Butalbital, a barbiturate, is present in analgesic combinations used by headache sufferers. Overuse/abuse of these combinations may cause dependence, chronic migraine, and medication-overuse headache (MOH). MOH is difficult to manage: it improves interrupting analgesic overuse, but requires monitoring, because relapses are frequent. A gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method for hair analysis has been developed and validated to document abuse of an analgesic combination containing butalbital and propyphenazone by a patient with MOH...
November 10, 2015: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
L Gautam, A Shanmuganathan, M D Cole
In the past decade there has been a significant increase in the popularity of synthetic cathinones in the illegal drug market. They have been easily available from Internet-based vendors as well as at "head shops" and "smart shops". The recent prominence of synthetic cathinones can be attributed to their stimulatory properties similar to those of amphetamines. This paper provides a review on the current popular cathinone derivatives, their history and prevalence in the illegal drug market, legislation of these drugs in various countries, pharmacology, toxicology, and metabolism studies, analysis of toxicology samples (blood, urine, and hair) and criminalistic samples (seized, purchased via the Internet, and synthesized)...
March 2013: Forensic Science Review
Pieter M M De Kesel, Willy E Lambert, Christophe P Stove
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Although metabolite-to-parent drug concentration ratios in hair have been suggested as a possible tool to study the metabolism of drugs in a non-invasive way, no studies are available that evaluated this in a systematic way. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A2 is a drug-metabolizing enzyme characterized by large inter-individual differences in its activity. The standard approach for CYP1A2 phenotyping is to determine the paraxanthine/caffeine ratio in plasma at a fixed timepoint after intake of a dose of the CYP1A2 substrate caffeine...
July 2015: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Guillermo Schinella, Elisa Neyret, Gloria Cónsole, Horacio Tournier, José M Prieto, José-Luis Ríos, Rosa María Giner
Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) is a highly popular herbal beverage in South America due to its high content of caffeine. Its hypolipidemic and antioxidant properties are of increasing interest in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders and for weight control. In the present study, we show for the first time both the local and systemic anti-inflammatory effects of an aqueous extract of mate in three classic in vivo models, namely acute and chronic 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol 13-acetate-induced mouse ear edema and acute carrageenan-induced mouse paw edema...
August 2014: Planta Medica
Xuezhen Zhai, Jürgen Lademann, Cornelia M Keck, Rainer H Müller
Nanocrystals are meanwhile applied to increase the dermal penetration of drugs, but were applied by now only to poorly soluble drugs (e.g. 1-10 μg/ml). As a new concept nanocrystals from medium soluble actives were produced, using caffeine as model compound (solubility 16 mg/ml at 20 °C). Penetration should be increased by (a) further increase in solubility and (b) mainly by increased hair follicle targeting of nanocrystals compared to pure solution. Caffeine nanocrystal production in water lead to pronounced crystal growth...
September 2014: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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