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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291611/degradation-kinetics-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-in-surface-waters-photolysis-vs-biodegradation
#1
Rosa María Baena-Nogueras, Eduardo González-Mazo, Pablo A Lara-Martín
Poor removal of many pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in sewage treatment leads to their discharge into the receiving waters, where they may cause negative effects. Their elimination from the water column depends of several processes, including photochemical and biological degradation. We have focused this research on comparing the degradation kinetics of a wide number (n=33) of frequently detected PPCPs considering different types of water, pH and solar irradiation. For those compounds that were susceptible of photodegradation, their rates (k) varied from 0...
March 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287743/a-systematic-study-of-molecular-interactions-of-anionic-drugs-with-a-dimethylaminoethyl-methacrylate-copolymer-regarding-solubility-enhancement
#2
Wiebke Saal, Alfred Ross, Nicole Wyttenbach, Jochem Alsenz, Martin Kuentz
The methacrylate-copolymer Eudragit EPO (EPO) has raised interest in solubility enhancement of anionic drugs. Effects on aqueous drug solubility at rather low polymer concentrations are barely known despite their importance upon dissolution and dilution of oral dosage forms. We provide evidence for substantial enhancement (factor 4-230) of aqueous solubility of poorly water-soluble anionic drugs induced by low (0.1-5% (w/w)) concentration of EPO for a panel of seven acidic crystalline drugs. Diffusion data (determined by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy) indicate that the solubility increasing effect monitored by quantitative ultraperformance liquid chromatography was caused primarily by molecular API polymer interactions in the bulk liquid phase...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262313/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-the-parent-drugs-and-their-metabolites-in-extracts-from-cress-lepidium-sativum-grown-hydroponically-in-water-containing-four-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#3
Lisa Emhofer, Markus Himmelsbach, Wolfgang Buchberger, Christian W Klampfl
In this paper the metabolism of four non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (ketoprofen, mefenamic acid, naproxen, and diclofenac) by cress (Lepidium sativum) is described. Cress was cultivated hydroponically in water spiked with the parent drugs at levels ranging from 0.01mgL(-1) to 1mgL(-1). Employing an approach based on the analysis of the plant extracts by HPLC coupled either with quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometry, or Orbitrap MS or triple quadrupole (QqQ) MS allowed the identification of twenty substances (sixteen metabolites and four parent drugs)...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259989/mefenamic-acid-enhances-anticancer-drug-sensitivity-via-inhibition-of-aldo-keto-reductase-1c-enzyme-activity
#4
Masashi Shiiba, Hitomi Yamagami, Ayumi Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Minakawa, Atsushi Okamoto, Atsushi Kasamatsu, Yosuke Sakamoto, Katsuhiro Uzawa, Yuichi Takiguchi, Hideki Tanzawa
Resistance to anticancer medications often leads to poor outcomes. The present study explored an effective approach for enhancing chemotherapy targeted against human cancer cells. Real-time quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis revealed overexpression of members of aldo-keto reductase (AKR) 1C family, AKR1C1, AKR1C2, AKR1C3, and AKR1C4, in cisplatin, cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) (CDDP)-resistant human cancer cell lines, HeLa (cervical cancer cells) and Sa3 (oral squamous cell carcinoma cells)...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259712/molecular-docking-synthesis-and-biological-screening-of-mefenamic-acid-derivatives-as-anti-inflammatory-agents
#5
Jignasa K Savjani, Suja Mulamkattil, Bhavesh Variya, Snehal Patel
Drug induced gastrointestinal ulceration, renal side effects and hepatotoxicity are the main causes of numerous Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors discovered to decrease the gastrointestinal issues, but unfortunately, most of them are associated with major cardiovascular adverse effects. Along these lines, various new strategies and frameworks were developed wherein basic alterations of the present medications were accounted for. The aim of the study was to prepare derivatives of mefenamic acid to evaluate anti-inflammatory activity with fewer adverse reactions...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213245/one-pot-synthesis-of-gold-carbon-dots-nanocomposite-and-its-application-for-cytosensing-of-metals-for-cancer-cells
#6
Hani Nasser Abdelhamid, Abuo Talib, Hui-Fen Wu
Cytosensing of biological transition metals is paramount important for cancer research. One-pot synthesis of the nanocomposite of carbon dots (CDs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) is reported and has been applied for metal cytosensing. The nanocomposite (GCDs) is synthesized using citric acid (CA) and L-cysteine as precursors in the presence of chloroauric acid. The synthesis procedure exhibits many advantages including simple one step, green approach (solvent free method) and requires cheap chemical precursors...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211324/aqueous-chlorination-of-fenamic-acids-kinetic-study-transformation-products-identification-and-toxicity-prediction
#7
Liyun Ma, Jian Li, Li Xu
Fenamic acids, one important type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are ubiquitous in environmental matrices. Thus it is of high significance to know the fate of them during chlorination disinfection considering their potential toxicity to the environment and humans. In the present study, the chlorination kinetics of three fenamic acids, i.e. mefenamic acid (MEF), tolfenamic acid (TOL) and clofenamic acid (CLO), were examined at different pHs, which followed second-order reaction under studied conditions...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178610/removal-of-pharmaceuticals-from-municipal-wastewater-by-aerated-submerged-attached-growth-reactors
#8
Y Flores Velázquez, P Mijaylova Nacheva
The performance of four aerated submerged attached growth bioreactors was studied for the removal of three pharmaceutical micro-pollutants (fluoxetine, mefenamic acid and metoprolol) from municipal wastewater. Two packing materials (polyethylene tapes and polyurethane cubes) were compared and the effects of different organic loads (3.0, 6.0, 9.0 and 12 gCOD m(-2) d(-1)) and of the effluent recirculation were investigated. The obtained solid retention times were in the range of 4-37 d. The reactors packed with polyurethane cubes allowed 11-26% higher biomass accumulation than the ones with polyethylene tapes and higher solid retention times...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159976/screening-and-characterization-of-drugs-that-protect-corneal-endothelial-cells-against-unfolded-protein-response-and-oxidative-stress
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Eun Chul Kim, Tetsuya Toyono, Cynthia A Berlinicke, Donald J Zack, Ula Jurkunas, Tomohiko Usui, Albert S Jun
Purpose: To screen for and characterize compounds that protect corneal endothelial cells against unfolded protein response (UPR) and oxidative stress. Methods: Bovine corneal endothelial cells (BCECs) were treated for 48 hours with 640 compounds from a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug library and then challenged with thapsigargin or H2O2 to induce UPR or oxidative stress, respectively. Cell viability was measured using the CellTiter-Glo survival assay...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091995/biodegradability-of-fluoxetine-mefenamic-acid-and-metoprolol-using-different-microbial-consortiums
#10
Yolanda Flores Velázquez, Petia Mijaylova Nacheva
The biodegradation of fluoxetine, mefenamic acid, and metoprolol using ammonium-nitrite-oxidizing consortium, nitrite-oxidizing consortium, and heterotrophic biomass was evaluated in batch tests applying different retention times. The ammonium-nitrite-oxidizing consortium presented the highest biodegradation percentages for mefenamic acid and metoprolol, of 85 and 64% respectively. This consortium was also capable to biodegrade 79% of fluoxetine. The heterotrophic consortium showed the highest ability to biodegrade fluoxetine reaching 85%, and it also had a high potential for biodegrading mefenamic acid and metoprolol, of 66 and 58% respectively...
January 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091717/bar-adsorptive-microextraction-technique-application-for-the-determination-of-pharmaceuticals-in-real-matrices
#11
Carlos Almeida, Samir M Ahmad, José Manuel F Nogueira
In the present work, bar adsorptive microextraction using miniaturized devices (7.5 × 3.0 mm) coated with suitable sorbent phases, combined with microliquid desorption (100 μL) followed by high-performance liquid chromatography with diode array detection (BAμE-μLD/HPLC-DAD), is proposed for the determination of trace level of six pharmaceuticals (furosemide, mebeverine, ketoprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and mefenamic acid) in environmental water and urine matrices. By comparing ten distinct sorbent materials (five polymeric and five activated carbons), the polymer P5 proved to be the most suitable to achieve the best selectivity and efficiency...
January 16, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057544/mixed-micelle-system-produced-by-interaction-between-transglycosylated-stevia-and-an-ionic-surfactant-improves-dissolution-profile-of-mefenamic-acid
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Miki Fujimori, Kazunori Kadota, Yuichi Tozuka
Transglycosylated stevia (stevia-G) can effectively improve the dissolution and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs. Furthermore, addition of an ionic surfactant to stevia-G solution has been shown to enhance the dissolution effect of stevia-G on flurbiprofen. Herein, 4 surfactants, namely sodium dodecyl sulfate, sodium N-dodecanoylsarcosinate, sodium monododecyl phosphate, and lauryltrimethylammonium chloride (LTAC) were screened to investigate their synergistic effect with stevia-G in enhancing the solubility of mefenamic acid (MFA)...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042403/comparison-of-the-effect-of-stretching-exercises-and-mefenamic-acid-on-the-reduction-of-pain-and-menstruation-characteristics-in-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Narges Motahari-Tabari, Marjan Ahmad Shirvani, Abbas Alipour
OBJECTIVES: Dysmenorrhea is a common gynecologic disorder. Although non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly used, due to their side effects and lack of response in some individuals, other approaches such as exercise have been considered. This study compared the effect of stretching exercises and mefenamic acid on the reduction of pain and menstruation characteristics in primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 122 female students with moderate to severe dysmenorrhea were assessed and were placed in either the exercise or mefenamic acid group...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910834/solvates-of-selected-fenamic-acids-with-substituted-pyridines-structure-thermal-stability-and-desolvation
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Jacky S Bouanga Boudiombo, Ayesha Jacobs
Mefenamic acid (MA) formed solvates with 2-picoline (2PIC), 3-picoline (3PIC), 4-picoline (4PIC) and 3-chloropyridine (3CLPYR). The solvates crystallized in the space group P\bar 1 with the carboxylic acid of MA hydrogen-bonded to the nitrogen of the substituted pyridine. Tolfenamic acid (TFA) formed solvates with 2PIC and 3PIC, the crystal structures successfully solved in the space groups P21/n and Pbca, respectively. The fenamate conformation varied depending on the acid and the included solvent. Similarities were observed in the structures involving MA...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884916/usual-medical-treatments-or-levonorgestrel-ius-for-women-with-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-long-term-randomised-pragmatic-trial-in-primary-care
#15
Joe Kai, Lee Middleton, Jane Daniels, Helen Pattison, Konstantinos Tryposkiadis, Janesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common, chronic problem affecting women and health services. However, long-term evidence on treatment in primary care is lacking. AIM: To assess the effectiveness of commencing the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) or usual medical treatments for women presenting with HMB in general practice. DESIGN AND SETTING: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, open-label, long term, randomised controlled trial in 63 primary care practices across the English Midlands...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884714/carrier-particle-design-for-stabilization-and-isolation-of-drug-nanoparticles
#16
Teresa Tierney, Katalin Bodnár, Åke Rasmuson, Sarah Hudson
Nanoparticles of poorly water-soluble drugs were prepared in suspension via antisolvent precipitation in order to improve their dissolution behaviour. Insoluble, surface-functionalized, micron-range, clay carrier particles were employed for the dual purpose of stabilizing the nanoparticles in suspended state, and facilitating their unhindered isolation to solid state; often a challenging step in nanoparticle production. The carrier particles, which were functionalized with an optimal level of cationic polymer (protamine), attracted negatively-charged nanoparticles to their surface as a uniform and segregated nanoparticle layer, at drug loadings up to 9% w/w...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785820/central-nervous-system-toxicity-of-mefenamic-acid-overdose-compared-with-other-nsaids-an-analysis-of-cases-reported-to-the-united-kingdom-national-poisons-information-service
#17
Ashraf Kamour, Siobhan Crichton, Gill Cooper, David J Lupton, Michael Eddleston, J Allister Vale, John P Thompson, Simon H L Thomas
AIMS: Case reports and small case series suggest increased central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, especially convulsions, after overdose of mefenamic acid, compared with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), although comparative epidemiological studies have not been conducted. The current study compared rates of CNS toxicity after overdose between mefenamic acid, ibuprofen, diclofenac and naproxen, as reported in telephone enquiries to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS)...
April 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773318/ultrasound-assisted-crystallization-of-mefenamic-acid-effect-of-operating-parameters-and-comparison-with-conventional-approach
#18
Sneha R Iyer, Parag R Gogate
The current work investigates the application of low intensity ultrasonic irradiation for improving the cooling crystallization of Mefenamic Acid for the first time. The crystal shape and size has been analyzed with the help of optical microscope and image analysis software respectively. The effect of ultrasonic irradiation on crystal size, particle size distribution (PSD) and yield has been investigated, also establishing the comparison with conventional approach. It has been observed that application of ultrasound not only enhances the yield but also reduces the induction time for crystallization as compared to conventional cooling crystallization technique...
January 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752935/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-casein-as-a-drug-carrier-for-enzymatically-triggered-dissolution-enhancement-from-solid-dispersions
#19
Ahmad Bani-Jaber, Iyad Alshawabkeh, Samaa Abdullah, Imad Hamdan, Adel Ardakani, Maha Habash
Due to its unique properties, such as biodegradability, biocompatibility, high amphiphilic property, and micelle formation, casein (CS) has been increasingly studied for drug delivery. We used CS as a drug carrier in solid dispersions (SDs) and evaluated the effect of its degradation by trypsin on drug dissolution from the dispersions. SDs of CS and mefenamic acid (MA) were prepared by physical mixing, kneading, and coprecipitation methods. In comparison to pure MA, the dispersions were evaluated for drug-protein interaction, loss of drug crystalinity, and drug morphology by differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffractometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy...
October 17, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750166/mass-loading-and-removal-of-pharmaceuticals-and-personal-care-products-including-psychoactives-antihypertensives-and-antibiotics-in-two-sewage-treatment-plants-in-southern-india
#20
Bikram Subedi, Keshava Balakrishna, Derrick Ian Joshua, Kurunthachalam Kannan
Environmental contamination by pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) is barely studied in India despite being one of the largest global producers and consumers of pharmaceuticals. In this study, 29 pharmaceuticals and six metabolites were determined in sewage treatment plants (STPs) in Udupi (STPU: population served ∼150,000) and Mangalore (STPM: population served ∼450,000); the measured mean concentrations ranged from 12 to 61,000 ng/L and 5.0 to 31,000 ng/L, respectively. Atorvastatin (the most prescribed antihypercholesterolemic in India), mefenamic acid, and paraxanthine were found for the first time in wastewater in India at the mean concentrations of 395 ng/L, 1100 ng/L, and 13,000 ng/L, respectively...
January 2017: Chemosphere
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