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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636894/effects-of-hpmc-substituent-pattern-on-water-up-take-polymer-and-drug-release-an-experimental-and-modelling-study
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Diego Caccavo, Gaetano Lamberti, Anna Angela Barba, Susanna Abrahmsén-Alami, Anna Viridén, Anette Larsson
The purpose of this study was to investigate the hydration behavior of two matrix formulations containing the cellulose derivative hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC). The two HPMC batches investigated had different substitution pattern along the backbone; the first one is referred to as heterogeneous and the second as homogenous. The release of both the drug molecule theophylline and the polymer was determined. Additionally, the water concentrations at different positions in the swollen gel layers were determined by Magnetic Resonance Imaging...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634790/cellulose-acetate-butyrate-ammonio-methacrylate-copolymer-blends-as-a-novel-coating-in-osmotic-tablets
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R Ali, M Walther, R Bodmeier
The objective of this work was the preparation of osmotic tablets using polymer blends of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) or ethylcellulose with ammonio methacrylate copolymer (Eudragit® RL). The advantage of these coatings in comparison to the traditionally used cellulose acetate is their solubility in safer organic solvents like ethanol. Polymer films were characterized with respect to their water uptake, dry mass loss, and mechanical properties. The effect of the polymer blend ratio on drug release and on the rupture force of the coating was investigated...
June 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634650/a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-gemcitabine-plus-z-360-a-cck2-receptor-selective-antagonist-in-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-as-compared-with-gemcitabine-plus-placebo
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Makoto Ueno, Chung Pin Li, Masafumi Ikeda, Hiroshi Ishii, Nobumasa Mizuno, Taketo Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Ioka, Do Youn Oh, Wataru Ichikawa, Takuji Okusaka, Yutaka Matsuyama, Daichi Arai, Li Tzong Chen, Young Suk Park, Junji Furuse
BACKGROUND: We investigated the efficacy and safety of 60, 120, or 240 mg of Z-360, which is a highly potent cholecystokinin2-receptor-selective antagonist, combined with gemcitabine in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1:1 ratio to one of four treatment groups. Patients received 1000 mg/m(2) gemcitabine for each cycle and Z-360 tablets of 60 mg (GZ 60 mg group), 120, 240 mg or placebo tablets (Gem group) orally twice daily...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634565/home-based-telepsychiatry-in-us-urban-area
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Alireza Amirsadri, Jaclynne Burns, Albert Pizzuti, Cynthia L Arfken
Telepsychiatry expands access to psychiatric care. However, telepsychiatry for elderly adults is only reimbursed in the US if the patient is assessed while in a clinical setting. This case study presents a homebound older woman previously hospitalized for schizophrenia who had not seen a psychiatrist in over 20 years. Care was provided with hybrid telepsychiatry (team-based practice with social worker traveling to the home with electronic tablet for connection with psychiatrist). The intervention resulted in detecting unrecognized depression and complex trauma...
2017: Case Reports in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634539/using-mhealth-technologies-to-improve-the-identification-of-behavioral-health-problems-in-urban-primary-care-settings
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Martha Staeheli, Robert H Aseltine, Elizabeth Schilling, Daren Anderson, Bruce Gould
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral health disorders remain under recognized and under diagnosed among urban primary care patients. Screening patients for such problems is widely recommended, yet is challenging to do in a brief primary care encounter, particularly for this socially and medically complex patient population. METHODS: In 2013, intervention patients at an urban Connecticut primary clinic were screened for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and risky drinking (n = 146) using an electronic tablet-based screening tool...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634136/tongxie-formula-reduces-symptoms-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Heng Fan, Liang Zheng, Yaoliang Lai, Weimin Lu, Zhixiang Yan, Qi Xiao, Baiwen Li, Min Tang, Dawei Huang, Yuanyuan Wang, Zhen Li, Yuwei Mei, Zhengyan Jiang, Xingxing Liu, Qing Tang, Dongmei Zuo, Jingyi Ye, Yongqiang Yang, Huisuo Huang, Zongxiang Tang, Jun Xiao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common chronic gastrointestinal disorder, yet few drugs are effective in reducing symptoms. Approximately 50% of patients with IBS attempt herbal therapy at least once. We performed a randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of the herb formulation tongxie vs placebo or pinaverium (an antispasmodic agent) in reducing symptoms of IBS. METHODS: We performed a trial of 1044 adult patients with IBS (based on Rome III criteria) at 5 hospitals in China, from August 2012 through January 2015...
June 17, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633956/a-time-adjustable-pulsatile-release-system-for-ketoprofen-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-investigation-in-a-pharmacokinetic-study-and-an-ivivc-evaluation
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Haiying Wang, Lizhen Cheng, Haoyang Wen, Caiyan Li, Yuenan Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Yongfei Wang, Yanyan Wang, Tuanjie Wang, Weisan Pan, Xinggang Yang
A time-adjustable pulsatile release system (TAPS) containing ketoprofen (KF) as an active pharmaceutical agent was developed having been designed for bedtime dosing and releasing drug in the early morning to control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The formulation involved a tablet core (KF) and a control-release layer, and the coating membrane was composed of EC and Eudragit L100. A single-factor study, a central composite design and a response surface method were selected to optimize the formula and the optimum prescription was as follows: tablet core (KF 50mg, MCC 70mg, lactose 40mg, L-HPC 38mg), and film (EC 7...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633774/treatment-of-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-with-noninvasive-interactive-neurostimulation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Cristina Razzano, Stefano Carbone, Massimiliano Mangone, M Raffaella Iannotta, Alessandro Battaglia, Valter Santilli
The initial treatment of plantar fasciitis should be conservative, with most cases responding to standard physiotherapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), heel pads, and stretching. In cases of chronic refractory symptoms, more invasive treatment could be necessary. Noninvasive interactive neurostimulation (NIN) is a form of electric therapy that works by locating areas of lower skin impedance. The objective of the present prospective randomized controlled study was to evaluate whether the use of NIN for chronic plantar fasciitis could result in greater improvement in a foot functional score, lower levels of reported pain, reduced patient consumption of NSAIDs, and greater patient satisfaction compared with electric shockwave therapy in patients without a response to standard conservative treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632758/safety-and-tolerability-of-elvitegravir-cobicistat-emtricitabine-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-in-a-real-life-setting-data-from-surveillance-cohort-long-term-toxicity-antiretrovirals-antivirals-scolta-project
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Nicola Squillace, Elena Ricci, Tiziana Quirino, Andrea Gori, Alessandra Bandera, Laura Carenzi, Giuseppe Vittorio De Socio, Giancarlo Orofino, Canio Martinelli, Giordano Madeddu, Stefano Rusconi, Paolo Maggi, Benedetto Maurizio Celesia, Laura Cordier, Francesca Vichi, Leonardo Calza, Katia Falasca, Antonio Di Biagio, Giovanni Francesco Pellicanò, Paolo Bonfanti
OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to evaluate the impact on Liver and Kidney toxicity of the single tablet regimen Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (EVG/COBI/FTC/TDF) on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) experienced or naïve patients. METHODS: Patients initiating EVG/COBI/FTC/TDF were enrolled in the SCOLTA project, a multicenter observational study reporting grade 3-4 Adverse Events in subjects beginning new antiretroviral drug regimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632018/exploring-the-learnability-and-usability-of-a-near-field-communication-based-application-for-semantic-enrichment-in-children-with-language-disorders
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Maria Luisa Lorusso, Emilia Biffi, Massimo Molteni, Gianluigi Reni
Recently, a few software applications (apps) have been developed to enhance vocabulary and conceptual networks to address the needs of children with language impairments (LI), but there is no evidence about their impact and their usability in therapy contexts. Here, we try to fill this gap presenting a system aimed at improving the semantic competence and the structural knowledge of children with LI. The goal of the study is to evaluate learnability, usability, user satisfaction and quality of the interaction between the system and the children...
February 13, 2017: Assistive Technology: the Official Journal of RESNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631923/influence-of-ingesting-a-flavonoid-rich-supplement-on-the-metabolome-and-concentration-of-urine-phenolics-in-overweight-obese-women
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David C Nieman, Sivapriya Ramamoorthy, Colin D Kay, Courtney L Goodman, Christopher R Capps, Zach L Shue, Nicole Heyl, Mary H Grace
This study evaluated the effect of ingesting a flavonoid-rich supplement (329 mg/d) on total urine phenolics and shifts in plasma metabolites in overweight/obese female adults using untargeted metabolomics procedures. Participants (N=103, 18-65 y, BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) were randomized to flavonoid (F) or placebo (P) groups for 12 weeks, with blood and 24-h urine samples collected pre-study, 4- and 12-weeks in a parallel design. Supplements were prepared as chewable tablets, and included vitamin C, wild bilberry fruit extract, green tea leaf extract, quercetin, caffeine, and omega 3 fatty acids...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631521/on-the-die-compaction-of-powders-used-in-pharmaceutics
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G Aryanpour, M Farzaneh
Die compaction is widely used in the compaction of pharmaceutical powders (tableting). It is well known that the powder densification is a result of particle rearrangement and particle deformation. The former is considered to be the governing mechanism of densification in an initial stage of compaction and the latter is regarded as the governing mechanism in the compaction at the higher pressure range. As a more realistic assumption, one can consider that a simultaneous performance of both the rearrangement and deformation mechanisms takes place from the beginning of compaction...
June 20, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631509/comparison-of-quince-with-vitamin-b6-for-treatment-of-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Effat Jafari-Dehkordi, Fataneh Hashem-Dabaghian, Fatemeh Aliasl, Jaleh Aliasl, Maryam Taghavi-Shirazi, Omid Sadeghpour, Farnaz Sohrabvand, Bagher Minaei, Roshanak Ghods
This trial was performed to compare quince (Cydonia oblonga) fruit with vitamin B6 on 76 pregnant women with a gestational age of 6-14 weeks and mild-to-moderate nausea and vomiting (NVP) (40 in the quince and 36 in the B6 group). The 'Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis' (PUQE-24) scale was used to examine the severity of NVP. The quince syrup (1 tablespoon/TDS) or vitamin B6 tablets (20 mg/TDS) were used as intervention for 1 week. The mean (±SD) age was 27.5 (±5.2) years. The score of the PUQE was decreased from 9...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631318/bupropion-overdose-resulted-in-a-pharmacobezoar-in-a-fatal-bupropion-wellbutrin-%C3%A2-sustained-release-overdose-postmortem-distribution-of-bupropion-and-its-major-metabolites
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Gregory Schmit, Evy De Boosere, Jessica Vanhaebost, Arnaud Capron
Bupropion (BUP) overdose commonly causes generalized seizures and central nervous system depression. The case of a 28-year-old woman who died from a massive lethal overdose with sustained-release bupropion (Wellbutrin(®) 300 mg) is herein presented. The autopsy revealed the presence of a pharmacobezoar consisting of at least 40 tablets in the stomach. Determination of bupropion and its active metabolites (hydroxybupropion, threobupropion, erythrobupropion) was achieved by a liquid chromatographic mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631113/fast-determination-of-ingredients-in-solid-pharmaceuticals-by-microwave-enhanced-in-source-decay-of-microwave-plasma-torch-mass-spectrometry
#15
Rui Su, Xinchen Wang, Changming Hou, Meiling Yang, Keke Huang, Huanwen Chen
Rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis of solid samples (e.g., pharmaceutical preparations) by using a small and low-resolution mass spectrometer without MS/MS function is still a challenge in ambient pressure ionization mass spectrometric analysis. Herein, a practically efficient method termed microwave-enhanced in-source decay (MEISD) using microwave plasma torch desorption ionization coupled with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MPTDI-TOF MS) was developed for fast analysis of pharmaceutical tablets using a miniature TOF mass spectrometer without tandem mass function...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630783/highly-sensitive-colorimetric-assay-for-determining-fe-3-based-on-gold-nanoparticles-conjugated-with-glycol-chitosan
#16
Kyungmin Kim, Yun-Sik Nam, Yeonhee Lee, Kang-Bong Lee
A highly sensitive and simple colorimetric assay for the detection of Fe(3+) ions was developed using gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) conjugated with glycol chitosan (GC). The Fe(3+) ion coordinates with the oxygen atoms of GC in a hexadentate manner (O-Fe(3+)-O), decreasing the interparticle distance and inducing aggregation. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry showed that the bound Fe(3+) was coordinated to the oxygen atoms of the ethylene glycol in GC, which resulted in a significant color change from light red to dark midnight blue due to aggregation...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629098/carbon-nanotube-ensembled-hybrid-nanocomposite-electrode-for-direct-electrochemical-detection-of-epinephrine-in-pharmaceutical-tablets-and-urine
#17
K Koteshwara Reddy, M Satyanarayana, K Yugender Goud, K Vengatajalabathy Gobi, Hern Kim
An efficient electrochemical sensor for selective detection of the neurotransmitter, epinephrine (Epn), has been fabricated with the aid of a functionalized multiwall carbon nanotube-chitosan biopolymer nanocomposite (Chit-fCNT) electrode. Multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNT) were successfully functionalized with the aid of nitric acid and confirmed by the Raman spectral data. Functionalized carbon nanotubes (fCNT) were dispersed in chitosan solution and the resulting bio-nanocomposite was used for the fabrication of sensor surface by drop and cast method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629045/chitosan-based-in-situ-forming-polyelectrolyte-complexes-a-potential-sustained-drug-delivery-polymeric-carrier-for-high-dose-drugs
#18
Niharika Lal, Juhi Dubey, Praveen Gaur, Navneet Verma, Anurag Verma
The present study investigated the feasibility of using combination of Cationic and anionic polymers as sustained release carrier for the delivery of high dose gastric acid soluble model drug Paracetamol. Various formulations were prepared using wet granulation technique. Briefly a cooled (4°C) neutral solution of chitosan (CH) was combined with cooled aqueous solution (4°C) of anionic polymer such as Gum Ghatti (GG) and Xanthan gum (XG). This polyelectrolyte solution was then used to granulate the model drug Paracetamol...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629000/formulation-and-in-vitro-efficacy-of-antifungal-mucoadhesive-polymeric-matrices-for-the-delivery-of-miconazole-nitrate
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G Tejada, G N Piccirilli, M Sortino, C J Salomón, M C Lamas, D Leonardi
Oral candidiasis is the most common opportunistic infection affecting patients with the human immunodeficiency virus. Miconazole buccal tablets or miconazole gel are approved for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis. However, buccal films present more flexibility and also offer protection for the wounded mucosa, reducing pain. Due to their small size and thickness, buccal films may improve patients' compliance, compared to tablets. Additionally, they may increase the relatively short residence time on the mucosa of oral gels, which are easily removed by saliva...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628302/highly-fe3-selective-fluorescent-nanoprobe-based-on-ultra-bright-n-p-co-doped-carbon-dots-and-its-application-in-biological-samples
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Jingfang Shangguan, Jin Huang, Dinggeng He, Xiaoxiao He, Kemin Wang, Runzhi Ye, Xue Yang, Taiping Qing, Jinlu Tang
Measuring the levels of Fe3+ in human body has attracted considerable attention for health monitoring as it plays an essential element in many physiological processes. In this work, we reported a selective fluorescent nanoprobe for Fe3+ detection in biological samples based on ultra-bright N/P co-doped carbon dots. By employing adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) as the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus source, the N/P co-doped carbon dots could be simply prepared through hydrothermal treatment. The obtained carbon dots exhibited high quantum yields up to 43...
June 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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