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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028861/the-rationale-of-anti-aging-cosmetic-ingredients
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Michele Verschoore, Marion Nielson
<p>Anti-aging cosmetics are a mainstay in the skin care regimen irrespective of gender or human ethnics. Skin aging involves functional slowdown combined with environmental induced alterations. This paper focuses on cosmetic ingredients that aim at alleviating the signs of skin aging, with proven/controlled results of efficacy. Anti-aging skin care widely benefits from new ingredients and modern evaluation methods that can substantiate the effects of innovative products in a perceivable and sensitive manner...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027096/new-innovations-in-drug-eluting-stents-for-peripheral-arterial-disease
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REVIEW
Roi Altit, William A Gray
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper was to provide a review of the burden of peripheral arterial disease; to examine older therapies and their limitations; and especially to highlight new treatment innovations as well as the data supporting their use. RECENT FINDINGS: Building on the success of paclitaxel in the prevention of restenosis in the peripheral circulation, the newest generation drug-eluting stent is presented, which combines paclitaxel with a polymer-allowing the drug to be eluted slowly over 12 months...
October 12, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026967/a-rat-model-of-folfox-induced-neuropathy-effects-of-oral-dimiracetam-in-comparison-with-duloxetine-and-pregabalin
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Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Mario Maresca, Laura Micheli, Carlo Farina, Michael W Scherz, Carla Ghelardini
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The FOLFOX family of chemotherapy regimens are hampered by the development of a painful neuropathy. Current clinical treatments are inadequate, and furthermore, the research of innovative drugs is strongly disadvantaged by the absence of a preclinical model based on the complete mixture of FOLFOX components. The aim of this study was to set up a rat model of FOLFOX-induced neuropathy in rats, validate its predictability by reference drugs, and evaluate the effectiveness of the new anti-neuropathic compound dimiracetam...
October 12, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026706/development-of-novel-drug-eluting-stents-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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REVIEW
Doo Sun Sim, Myung Ho Jeong
Delayed arterial healing at culprit sites after drug-eluting stent (DES) placement for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased risk of late stent thrombosis. The Korea Acute Myocardial Infarction Registry was established in commemoration of the 50(th) anniversary of Korea Circulation Society. Between November 2005 and December 2016, more than 62,000 patients were registered from 50 primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centers in Korea. DES in AMI may be safe and effective, however, there is concern about increased stent thrombosis after DES implantation in AMI patients, requiring longer-term dual anti-platelet therapy to reduce the risk of late stent thrombosis...
September 2017: Chonnam Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026211/legacy-data-sharing-to-improve-drug-safety-assessment-the-etox-project
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Ferran Sanz, François Pognan, Thomas Steger-Hartmann, Carlos Díaz, Montserrat Cases, Manuel Pastor, Philippe Marc, Joerg Wichard, Katharine Briggs, David K Watson, Thomas Kleinöder, Chihae Yang, Alexander Amberg, Maria Beaumont, Anthony J Brookes, Søren Brunak, Mark T D Cronin, Gerhard F Ecker, Sylvia Escher, Nigel Greene, Antonio Guzmán, Anne Hersey, Pascale Jacques, Lieve Lammens, Jordi Mestres, Wolfgang Muster, Helle Northeved, Marc Pinches, Javier Saiz, Nicolas Sajot, Alfonso Valencia, Johan van der Lei, Nico P E Vermeulen, Esther Vock, Gerhard Wolber, Ismael Zamora
The sharing of legacy preclinical safety data among pharmaceutical companies and its integration with other information sources offers unprecedented opportunities to improve the early assessment of drug safety. Here, we discuss the experience of the eTOX project, which was established through the Innovative Medicines Initiative to explore this possibility.
October 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024789/in-vitro-pharmacological-characterization-of-the-bispyridinium-non-oxime-compound-mb327-and-its-2-and-3-regioisomers
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K V Niessen, T Seeger, S Rappenglück, T Wein, G Höfner, K T Wanner, H Thiermann, F Worek
The primary toxic mechanism of organophosphorus compounds, i.e. nerve agents or pesticides, is based on the irreversible inhibition of acetylcholinesterase. In consequence of the impaired hydrolysis, the neurotransmitter acetylcholine accumulates in cholinergic synapses and disturbs functional activity of nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors by overstimulation and subsequent desensitization. The resulting cholinergic syndrome will become acute life-threatening, if not treated adequately. The current standard treatment, consisting of administration of a competitive mAChR antagonist (e...
October 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023959/pembrolizumab-for-metastatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma-following-live-donor-liver-transplantation-the-silver-bullet
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A Rammohan, M S Reddy, M Farouk, J Vargese, M Rela
Therapeutic options for extrahepatic metastases following Liver Transplantation(LT) for Hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) are limited, and the prognosis remains poor. Innovative blockade of immune checkpoints, such as monoclonal antibodies against programmed death receptor 1 have shown promise in the treatment of solid organ malignancies. Here, we report a case of metastatic HCC after LT, where Pembrolizumab was started following a poor response with Sorafenib. There was a complete radiological response to the drug with no liver graft rejection or dysfunction...
October 10, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023251/programmatic-evaluation-of-an-algorithm-for-intensified-tb-case-finding-and-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-for-people-living-with-hiv-in-thailand-and-vietnam
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T Cowger, L H Thai, B D Duong, J Danyuttapolchai, S Kittimunkong, N V Nhung, D T Nhan, P Monkongdee, C K Thoa, V T Khanh, S Nateniyom, Yen Ntb, D V Ngoc, T Thinh, S Whitehead, E S Pevzner
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) screening affords clinicians opportunities to diagnose or exclude TB disease and initiate Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) for people living with HIV (PLHIV). METHODS: We implemented an algorithm to diagnose or rule out TB among PLHIV in eleven HIV clinics in Thailand and Vietnam. We assessed algorithm yield and uptake of IPT and factors associated with TB disease among PLHIV. RESULTS: A total of 1,448 PLHIV not yet on antiretroviral therapy (ART) were enrolled and screened for TB...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022503/the-renal-outer-medullary-potassium-channel-romk-an-intriguing-pharmacological-target-for-an-innovative-class-of-diuretic-drugs
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Vincenzo Calderone, Alma Martelli, Eugenia Piragine, Valentina Citi, Lara Testai, Maria Cristina Breschi
In the last four decades, the several classes of diuretics, currently available for clinical use, have been the first line option for the therapy of widespread cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular diseases. Diuretic drugs generally exhibit an overall favourable risk/benefit balance. However, they are not devoid of side effects. In particular, all the classes of diuretics cause alteration of potassium homeostasis. In recent years, understanding of the physiological role of the renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channels, has shown an intriguing pharmacological target for developing an innovative class of diuretic agents: the ROMK inhibitors...
October 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021110/collaborative-care-from-the-emergency-department-for-injured-patients-with-prescription-drug-misuse-an-open-feasibility-study
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Lauren K Whiteside, Doyanne Darnell, Karlee Jackson, Jin Wang, Joan Russo, Dennis M Donovan, Douglas F Zatzick
Collaborative Care is a comprehensive longitudinal care management strategy. The purpose of this pilot effectiveness-implementation hybrid study was to determine the feasibility of a Collaborative Care intervention initiated from the Emergency Department and proceeding longitudinally for six months for injured patients with prescription drug misuse (PDM). Adult patients presenting to an urban ED with an injury were screened for eligibility from 2/2015-8/2015. Eligible participants with a positive screen for PDM were enrolled in the 'ED-LINC' intervention which included the following elements: 1) active care coordination and linkage, 2) medication safety and utilization of opioid guidelines 3) longitudinal care management and 4) utilization of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) innovations such as the statewide Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE) and statewide prescription monitoring program information for assessment and follow-up...
November 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021079/blood-borne-virus-transmission-in-an-urban-culturally-diverse-neighbourhood-results-from-a-cross-sectional-bio-behavioural-survey-using-innovative-outreach-methods-in-a-hard-to-reach-population
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Elizabeth Peach, Shelley Cogger, Kat Byron, Penny Francis, Daniel O'Keefe, Peter Higgs, Mark Stoove, Kasey Elmore, Paul Dietze, Margaret Hellard
Background: Following a HIV outbreak among Aboriginal people in a culturally diverse inner-city suburb of Melbourne, a blood-borne virus (BBV) screening program was conducted to inform public health interventions to prevent transmission and facilitate timely diagnosis and linkage to care. Methods: In August-September 2014, community health workers recruited people who inject drugs (PWID) from a local needle and syringe program. Participants were tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), HIV and syphilis and completed a bio-behavioural questionnaire...
October 12, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020508/variability-of-intended-copies-for-etanercept-enbrel%C3%A2-data-on-multiple-batches-of-seven-products
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Brian Hassett, Morton Scheinberg, Gilberto Castañeda-Hernández, Mengtao Li, Uppuluri Rk Rao, Ena Singh, Ehab Mahgoub, Javier Coindreau, Julie O'Brien, Steven M Vicik, Brian Fitzpatrick
Fusion protein and monoclonal antibody-based tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors represent established treatment options for a range of inflammatory diseases. Regulatory authorities have outlined the structural characterization and clinical assessments necessary to establish biosimilarity of a new biotherapeutic product with the innovator biologic drug. Biologic products that would not meet the minimum World Health Organization's standard for evaluation of similar biotherapeutic products are available in some countries; in some cases relevant data to assess biosimilarity and appropriate regulatory approval pathways are lacking...
October 11, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019170/drug-delivery-from-an-innovative-lama-laba-co-suspension-delivery-technology-fixed-dose-combination-mdi-evidence-of-consistency-robustness-and-reliability
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Amber Doty, Jon Schroeder, Kou Vang, Mark Sommerville, Mervin Taylor, Brad Flynn, David Lechuga-Ballesteros, Peter Mack
To ensure consistency of clinical outcomes, orally inhaled therapies must exhibit consistent delivered dose and aerosol properties at the time of manufacturing, throughout storage, and during various patient-use conditions. Achieving consistency across these scenarios has presented a significant challenge, especially for combination products that contain more than one drug. This study characterized the delivered dose and aerosol properties of glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate metered dose inhaler (GFF MDI; Bevespi Aerosphere™)...
October 10, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018913/meeting-report-of-the-8-th-international-conference-on-cgmp-cgmp-generators-effectors-and-therapeutic-implications-at-bamberg-germany-from-june-23-to-25-2017
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REVIEW
Andreas Friebe, Peter Sandner, Achim Schmidtko
Although the Nobel Prize for the discovery of nitric oxide (NO) dates back almost 20 years now, the knowledge about cGMP signaling is still constantly increasing. It looks even so that our understanding of the role of the soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) and particulate guanylyl cyclase (pGC) in health and disease is in many aspects at the beginning and far from being understood. This holds even true for the therapeutic impact of innovative drugs acting on both the NO/sGC and the pGC pathways. Since cGMP, as second messenger, is involved in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases within the cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, and endocrine systems and also plays a role in neuronal, sensory, and tumor processes, drug applications might be quite broad...
October 10, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994673/an-innovative-technique-to-improve-safety-of-volatile-anesthetics-suction-from-the-cardiopulmonary-bypass-circuit
#15
Francesco De Simone, Luigi Cassarà, Salvatore Sardo, Elena Scarparo, Omar Saleh, Caetano Nigro Neto, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni
CONTEXT: Myocardial injury during cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a major determinant of morbidity and mortality. Preclinical and clinical evidence of dose- and time-related cardioprotective effects of volatile anesthetic drugs exist and their use during the whole surgery duration could improve perioperative cardiac protection. Even if administering volatile agents during CPB are relatively easy, technical problems, such as waste gas scavenging, may prevent safe and manageable administration of halogenated vapors during CPB...
October 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994525/-discussion-on-efficacy-evaluation-thought-and-method-for-innovation-medicine-of-chinese-herbal-compound-formula-based-on-clinical-application-characteristics
#16
Jian-Ning Sun, Wen-Yan Sun, Shi-Fen Dong
The Chinese herbal compound formula preparation was made based on theory of Chinese medicine, which was confirmed by long period clinical application, and with multi-compound and multi-target characteristics. During the exploitation process of innovation medicine of Chinese herbal compound formula, selecting and speeding up the research development of drugs with clinical value shall be paid more attention, and as request of rules involved in new drug research and development, the whole process management should be carried out, including project evaluation, manufacturing process determination, establishment of quality control standards, evaluation for pharmacological and toxic effect, as well as new drug application process...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994522/-moderation-integrated-balance-presupposition-of-chinese-medicine-compound-and-pharmacological-problems-in-traditional-chinese-drug-research
#17
Jun-Ning Zhao
The moderation-integrated-balance presupposition (MIBP) of Chinese medicine compound was first proposed in this paper based on the review of function characteristics and action principles of Chinese medicine compound. Furthermore, the pharmacological problems of traditional Chinese drug research were discussed in details. The results were of important value in accelerating the transformation of traditional Chinese medicine compound, and constructing the new drug innovation and review system for traditional Chinese medicine...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994386/-integrating-clinical-research-into-epidemic-response-the-field-perspective-in-the-ebola-experience
#18
Denis Malvy, Daouda Sissoko, Alseny-Modet Camara
During the 2013-2016 west African Ebola outbreak that affected West Africa, accelerated clinical trials, testing unproven but promising and potentially lifesaving experimental interventions emerged as a key component of the global outbreak. In 2017, no Ebola medical countermeasures had proven antiviral efficacy in patients. However, in September 2014, the World Health Organization inventoried a list of potential drug candidates developed or repurposed with demonstrated antiviral efficacy in vitro or in animal models...
October 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994213/a-novel-and-innovative-hair-test-to-determine-glucocorticoid-levels-in-racing-camels-for-use-in-assessment-of-doping-health-and-disease
#19
Iltaf Shah, Jody D Haddow, Hiba A Ibrahim, Maryam V A Sheikh, Fatima S A Alhemeiri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this project was to develop and validate a new test for the analysis of glucocorticoids in camel hair and to use the new test to analyse hair samples from a variety of camel breeds in sports and racing applications. These findings could be of importance when evaluating racing camels for suspected doping offenses or for injury and disease control. METHODS: Camel hair samples were collected from 30 non-racing dromedary camels along with 3 racing camels in Al Ain, UAE and were decontaminated, pulverized, sonicated and extracted prior to analysis...
October 9, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993152/phenytoin-repositioned-in-wound-healing-clinical-experience-spanning-60-years
#20
REVIEW
Jan M Keppel Hesselink
Drug repositioning is hot, and much development time and money can be spared if one selects an old drug and explores the efficacy and safety in a new indication. Phenytoin is studied and repositioned in many disorders after the initial indication epilepsy (from 1937). Its repositioning in depression was put in the spotlight by the Wall Street icon Jack Dreyfus, already in the 1970s. Innovations in the field of phenytoin still appear to be possible for a number of indications such as wound healing, bipolar disorder and aggression, and via a topical formulation for neuropathic pain...
October 6, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
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