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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162115/opportunities-for-topical-antimicrobial-therapy-permeation-of-canine-skin-by-fusidic-acid
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Sian-Marie Frosini, Ross Bond, Anette Loeffler, Jo Larner
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcal infection of the canine epidermis and hair follicle is amongst the commonest reasons for antimicrobial prescribing in small animal veterinary practice. Topical therapy with fusidic acid (FA) is an attractive alternative to systemic therapy based on low minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs, commonly <0.03 mg/l) documented in canine pathogenic staphylococci, including strains of MRSA and MRSP (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and S. pseudintermedius)...
November 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160028/predictive-markers-and-prenatal-management-of-isolated-fetal-complete-atrioventricular-block-a-retrospective-review-at-a-single-institution
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Keisuke Murakami, Yuka Yamamoto, Hideo Fukunaga, Masakazu Matsushita, Chihiro Hirai, Shintaro Makino, Toshiaki Shimizu, Atsuo Itakura, Satoru Takeda
AIM: The study was conducted to determine an effective method for identifying patients at high risk of developing isolated complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) and to review the efficacy of prenatal anti-inflammatory treatment. METHODS: Fourteen CAVB cases and 76 anti-Ro-positive cases without CAVB were included in the study. Anti-Ro/La titers by double immunodiffusion and the prevalence of anti-52 kDa/60 kDa-Ro/48 kDa-La by Western blotting were compared between anti-Ro-positive women with and without CAVB...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138038/low-dose-betamethasone-acetate-for-fetal-lung-maturation-in-preterm-sheep
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Augusto F Schmidt, Matthew W Kemp, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Paranthaman S Kannan, Haruo Usuda, Masatoshi Saito, Lucy Furfaro, Shimpei Watanabe, Sarah Stock, Boris W Kramer, John P Newnham, Suhas G Kallapur, Alan H Jobe
BACKGROUND: Antenatal steroids (ANS) are standard of care for women at risk of preterm delivery; however ANS dosing and formulation have not been adequately evaluated. The standard clinical 2-dose treatment with betamethasone-acetate+betamethasone-phosphate (Beta-P+Beta-Ac) is more effective than 2 doses of Beta-P for inducing lung maturation in preterm fetal sheep. We hypothesized that the slowly-released Beta-Ac component induces similar lung maturation to Beta-P+Beta-Ac with decreased dose and fetal exposure...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134613/dfd-01-reduces-transepidermal-water-loss-and-improves-skin-hydration-and-flexibility
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J Mark Jackson, Gary L Grove, Kent Allenby, Tim Houser
INTRODUCTION: In plaque psoriasis, the benefit of topical steroids is well established. The vehicle formulation of topical steroids may also provide benefit in addition to the effects of the steroid itself. DFD-01 (betamethasone dipropionate spray, 0.05%) is a formulation composed of a topical steroid in an emollient-like vehicle that enhances penetration to the target site of inflammation in the skin. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of DFD-01 and its vehicle on skin hydration and barrier function in compromised skin and to evaluate its effect on flexibility in healthy skin...
December 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128828/quantitative-assessment-of-betamethasone-dual-acting-formulation-in-urine-of-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-ankylosing-spondylitis-after-single-dose-intramuscular-administration-and-its-application-to-long-term-pharmacokinetic-study
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Arthur T Kopylov, Alexander A Novikov, Anna L Kaysheva, Igor T Vykhodets, Dmitry E Karateev, Victor G Zgoda, Andrey V Lisitsa
Quantitative evaluation and assessment of pharmacokinetic parameters of Diprospan(®) (suspension for injection 7mg/mL (2mg+5mg/mL) of betamethasone) were performed in urine samples taken from patients with rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis for 28days after systemic intramuscular administration in routine clinical practice in an open-comparative prospective cohort study. The maximum betamethasone concentration was reached at day 4 of the follow-up; in some cases, β-phase of elimination of the drug was appeared at day 14 or at day 21 of the follow-up...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127573/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-complicated-by-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-coronary-vasculitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shogo Matsuda, Shuzo Yoshida, Youhei Fujiki, Hidetoshi Satomi, Tohru Takeuchi, Yoshinobu Hirose, Shigeki Makino, Shigeki Arawaka
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is characterized by necrotizing vasculitis of small-sized vessels with extravascular granulomas and eosinophilic infiltration. The case of a 48-year-old Japanese woman with EGPA, who presented concurrently with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and coronary vasculitis, is reported. She initially presented with bronchial asthma, and then 8 months later she developed various symptoms caused by systemic eosinophilic vasculitis and was admitted to our hospital. Three days after admission, she started oral corticosteroid therapy, and her 2009 Five-Factor Score (FFS) was 0...
November 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104696/ulcerated-metatypical-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-forehead
#7
Jose Cardoso, Uwe Wollina, Georgi Tchernev
An 81-year-old male presented with an ulcerated lesion on the frontal area. The lesion had started three years before with a small ulceration and was initially treated with a cream of betamethasone and fusidic acid twice daily for several months. The clinical impression was ulcerated basal cell carcinoma (BCC). The histopathological findings after surgical excision were consistent with metatypical or basosquamous carcinoma. The importance of metatypical and basosquamous carcinomas is their potential for a more aggressive behaviour than conventional BCC, both regarding local recurrences and metastatic disease...
October 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095118/screening-and-quantification-of-18-glucocorticoid-adulterants-from-herbal-pharmaceuticals-and-health-foods-by-hplc-and-confirmed-by-lc-q-tof-ms-ms
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Pengfei Jin, Xiaoli Liang, Xuejun Wu, Xiaorong He, Yongmei Kuang, Xin Hu
A procedure for the screening and quantification of 18 glucocorticoids, i.e. hydrocortisone sodium succinate (HSS), prednisolone (PDL), prednisone (PDS), hydrocortisone (HCS), methylprednisolone (MPS), betamethasone (BTM), dexamethasone (DXM), triamcinolone acetonide (TA), prednisolone acetate (PLA), hydrocortisone acetate (HA), fludrocortisone acetate (FA), prednisone acetate (PA), cortisone acetate (CA), dexamethasone acetate (DA), hydrocortisone butyrate (HB), triamcinolone acetonide acetate (TAA), fluocinonide (FN) and halcinonide (HC) from herbal pharmaceuticals and health foods was established and fully validated...
November 14, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076379/low-incidence-of-hypercalcemia-following-combined-calcipotriol-hydrate-betamethasone-dipropionate-ointment-treatment-in-japanese-patients-with-severe-psoriasis-vulgaris
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A Morita, S Muramatsu, R Kubo, K Ikumi, Y Sagawa, C Saito, K Torii, E Nishida
Topical active vitamin D3 application alone or in combination with topical steroid application is widely used to treat psoriasis. In Japan, combined calcipotriol hydrate/betamethasone dipropionate ointment has been used for patients with psoriasis vulgaris since September 2014. Current evidence regarding the incidence of hypercalcemia due to the use of this combination product, however, is insufficient. We evaluated the incidence of hypercalcemia following combined calcipotriol hydrate/betamethasone dipropionate ointment in patients with severe psoriasis vulgaris...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075549/polymorphism-in-commercial-sources-of-fusidic-acid-a-comparative-study-of-the-in-vitro-release-characteristics-of-forms-i-and-iii-from-a-marketed-pharmaceutical-cream
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Jonathan Byrne, Robert Reinhardt, Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos
A comparison of the polymorphic forms of 3 commercial sources of fusidic acid using FTIR and XRPD techniques has been performed in this study. It has been demonstrated that polymorphic Forms I and III are currently available on the commercial market. The influence of the observed polymorphism on the stability of the drug substance in bulk form has been investigated through stability and stress testing according to current ICH guidelines. Significant differences were detected between commercial sources with regard to the stability of the bulk substance under photolytic and humidity stress conditions...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075337/intranasal-application-of-glucocorticoid-alleviates-olfactory-dysfunction-in-mice-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Xiaowei Wang, Yingying Zhu, Daofeng Ni, Wei Lv, Zhiqiang Gao, Fang Qi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of glucocorticoid intervention on olfactory dysfunction in mice with allergic rhinitis (AR). An AR animal model was established by intraperitoneal injection and intranasal application of ovalbumin to mice. The olfactory function of the mice was evaluated using a buried food test, and morphological changes in the nasal mucosa were determined using hematoxylin and eosin staining. The expression of olfactory marker protein (OMP) in the olfactory mucosa was tested by immunohistochemistry, and was observed on days 7 and 14 after the application of glucocorticoid...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067513/does-antenatal-steroids-treatment-prior-to-elective-cesarean-section-at-34-37%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-reduce-neonatal-morbidity-evidence-from-a-case-control-study
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Michal Kirshenbaum, Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Uri Amikam, Ram Mazkereth, Eyal Sivan, Eyal Schiff, Yoav Yinon
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether antenatal corticosteroids administration prior to an elective cesarean section (ECS) at 34-37 weeks gestation is associated with improved neonatal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case control study of women with singleton pregnancies who underwent ECS between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation including two groups: (1) study group in which patients were treated with betamethasone prior to ECS (n = 58) and (2) control group matched for gestational age at delivery in which patients did not receive betamethasone (n = 107)...
October 24, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047148/epidemiological-survey-of-patients-with-psoriasis-in-matsumoto-city-nagano-prefecture-japan
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Eisaku Ogawa, Ryuhei Okuyama, Tomoko Seki, Aya Kobayashi, Naoki Oiso, Masahiko Muto, Hidemi Nakagawa, Akira Kawada
A local epidemiological survey of psoriasis was conducted from 19 February to 30 June 2016 in Matsumoto city, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Patients were predominantly male (268 cases, 71.5% males vs 107 cases, 28.5% females). We estimated that the prevalence of psoriasis was 0.097% in the Matsumoto area. The clinical types of psoriasis identified were psoriasis vulgaris (90.7%), psoriatic arthritis (5.9%), pustular psoriasis (2.1%), guttate psoriasis (1.0%) and psoriatic erythroderma (0.3%). The topical therapeutic agents included corticosteroids (84...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037195/comparison-between-xcelligence-biosensor-technology-and-conventional-cell-culture-system-for-real-time-monitoring-human-tenocytes-proliferation-and-drugs-cytotoxicity-screening
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Chih-Hao Chiu, Kin Fong Lei, Wen-Ling Yeh, Poyu Chen, Yi-Sheng Chan, Kuo-Yao Hsu, Alvin Chao-Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Local injections of anesthetics, NSAIDs, and corticosteroids for tendinopathies are empirically used. They are believed to have some cytotoxicity toward tenocytes. The maximal efficacy dosages of local injections should be determined. A commercial 2D microfluidic xCELLigence system had been developed to detect real-time cellular proliferation and their responses to different stimuli and had been used in several biomedical applications. The purpose of this study is to determine if human tenocytes can successfully proliferate inside xCELLigence system and the result has high correlation with conventional cell culture methods in the same condition...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033598/calcipotriene-betamethasone-dipropionate-for-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-vulgaris-an-evidence-based-review
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Nupur U Patel, Kayla Felix, Danielle Reimer, Steven R Feldman
While topical medications remain the cornerstone of the psoriasis treatment paradigm, they also come with the risk of multiple side effects. An alternative topical treatment option, calcipotriene or calcipotriol, is a vitamin D derivative that is thought to work by inhibiting keratinocyte proliferation and enhancing keratinocyte differentiation. Multiple studies have demonstrated its efficacy and safety in improving psoriasis when used in combination with topical corticosteroids. Given the effectiveness and side effect profile seen with this combination of topical steroid and calcipotriene, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a calcipotriene/betamethasone dipropionate product for use in psoriasis patients over the age of 12 in 2006...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028288/hypochlorous-acid-is-anti-pruritic-and-anti-inflammatory-in-a-mouse-model-of-atopic-dermatitis
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Tomoki Fukuyama, Britta C Martel, Keith Linder, Sarah Ehling, Joy Rachel Ganchingco, Wolfgang Bäumer
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that topical hypochlorous acid (HOCl) formulations lead to relief of itch in human patients with atopic dermatitis, however the specific anti-pruritic mechanism of action remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To confirm itch relief and reduction of lesions in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis and to elucidate possible HOCl's mode of action. METHODS: In this study, the effects of topical administration of HOCl hydrogel (0...
October 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972462/folate-conjugated-liposomes-target-and-deliver-therapeutics-to-immune-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Scott Poh, Venkatesh Chelvam, Lindsay E Kelderhouse, Wilfredo Ayala-López, Balasubramanian Vaitilingam, Karson S Putt, Philip S Low
AIM: We endeavored to create a folate-targeted liposome (Fol-liposome) that could selectively target areas of inflammation. MATERIALS & METHODS: Fol-liposomes were prepared with encapsulated DiD fluorophore or betamethasone (BM) to image and treat an adjuvant-induced rat model of rheumatoid arthritis. RESULTS: Fol-liposomes selectively accumulated in arthritic rat paws to a greater extent than nontargeted liposomes. When these Fol-liposomes were used to encapsulate BM and administered to arthritic rats, animals exhibited less paw swelling, lower arthritis scores, a reduction in bone erosion, less splenomegaly and better maintenance of body weight when compared with nontreated or nontargeted BM-containing liposome groups...
October 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964282/adherence-to-swedish-guidelines-for-pain-treatment-in-relation-to-pediatric-tonsil-surgery-a-survey-of-the-multidisciplinary-team
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F Alm, M Jaensson, S Lundeberg, E Ericsson
BACKGROUND: Pain management in children after tonsil surgery is essential, and optimal pain treatment has been discussed for many years. Data from the National Tonsil Register in Sweden (NTRS) and a national mapping have demonstrated the need for national pain treatment guidelines for pediatric tonsil surgery. As a result, Swedish national guidelines, together with updated patient information on the website tonsilloperation.se, were developed and implemented in 2013. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the professionals' opinions of and adherence to pain treatment guidelines for pediatric tonsil surgery patients in a two-year follow-up...
October 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960334/are-the-spanish-baseline-series-markers-sufficient-to-detect-contact-allergy-to-corticosteroids-in-spain-a-geidac-prospective-study
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Pedro Mercader-García, María A Pastor-Nieto, Ignacio García-Doval, Ana Giménez-Arnau, Ricardo González-Pérez, Virginia Fernández-Redondo, Ester Serra-Baldrich, Susana Cordoba-Guijarro, María E Gatica-Ortega, Juan F Silvestre-Salvador
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroids are among the most commonly used topical drugs. Contact allergy to these exists, but can be easily missed. Corticosteroid screening markers have been included in the baseline series with the aim of detecting most of the sensitized patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of contact allergy to topical corticosteroids in Spain and examine the usefulness of corticosteroid markers to detect contact allergy to corticosteroids. METHODS: In total, 3699 patients referred to 20 dermatology departments across Spain for patch testing with the baseline series, including budesonide and tixocortol pivalate, were also tested with six supplementary corticosteroids (methylprednisolone aceponate, mometasone furoate, prednicarbate, clobetasol propionate, betamethasone 17-valerate, and betamethasone 17,21-dipropionate)...
September 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953415/breast-engorgement-induced-by-antenatal-betamethasone-therapy-in-a-woman-after-mammoplasty
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Yifat Wiener, Roni Tomashev, Maya Berlin, Yaakov Melcer, Ron Maymon
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September 27, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
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