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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532677/predicting-melt-rheology-for-hot-melt-extrusion-by-means-of-a-simple-tg-measurement
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Esther S Bochmann, Elgin E Üstüner, Andreas Gryczke, Karl G Wagner
The feasibility of predicting melt rheology by using the glass transition temperature (Tg) of a desired amorphous solid dispersion (ASD) for hot-melt extrusion (HME) and other melt based processes is presented. Three groups of three different active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) or plasticizer/copovidone mixtures, with identical glass transition in rheological testing, were used. Their rheological behavior as a function of temperature and frequency were analyzed by means of small amplitude oscillatory shear (SAOS) on an oscillatory rheometer...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466453/hereditary-multiple-exostoses-new-insights-into-pathogenesis-clinical-complications-and-potential-treatments
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REVIEW
Maurizio Pacifici
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) is a complex musculoskeletal pediatric disorder characterized by osteochondromas that form next to the growth plates of many skeletal elements, including long bones, ribs, and vertebrae. Due to its intricacies and unresolved issues, HME continues to pose major challenges to both clinicians and biomedical researchers. The purpose of this review is to describe and analyze recent advances in this field and point to possible targets and strategies for future biologically based therapeutic intervention...
May 2, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457353/tick-borne-emerging-infections-ehrlichiosis-and-anaplasmosis
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REVIEW
Nahed Ismail, Jere W McBride
Human ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis are acute febrile tick-borne infectious diseases caused by various members from the genera Ehrlichia and Anaplasma. Ehrlichia chaffeensis is the major etiologic agent of human monocytotropic ehrlichiosis (HME), while Anaplasma phagocytophilum is the major cause of human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). The clinical manifestations of HME and HGA ranges from subclinical to potentially life-threatening diseases associated with multi-organ failure. Macrophages and neutrophils are the major target cells for Ehrlichia and Anaplasma, respectively...
June 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445472/unsuspected-osteochondroma-like-outgrowths-in-the-cranial-base-of-hereditary-multiple-exostoses-patients-and-modeling-and-treatment-with-a-bmp-antagonist-in-mice
#4
Sayantani Sinha, Christina Mundy, Till Bechtold, Federica Sgariglia, Mazen M Ibrahim, Paul C Billings, Kristen Carroll, Eiki Koyama, Kevin B Jones, Maurizio Pacifici
Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME) is a rare pediatric disorder caused by loss-of-function mutations in the genes encoding the heparan sulfate (HS)-synthesizing enzymes EXT1 or EXT2. HME is characterized by formation of cartilaginous outgrowths-called osteochondromas- next to the growth plates of many axial and appendicular skeletal elements. Surprisingly, it is not known whether such tumors also form in endochondral elements of the craniofacial skeleton. Here, we carried out a retrospective analysis of cervical spine MRI and CT scans from 50 consecutive HME patients that included cranial skeletal images...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427592/pathologic-active-mtor-mutation-in-brain-malformation-with-intractable-epilepsy-leads-to-cell-autonomous-migration-delay
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Sae Hanai, Sayuri Sukigara, Hongmei Dai, Tomoo Owa, Shin-Ichi Horike, Taisuke Otsuki, Takashi Saito, Eiji Nakagawa, Naoki Ikegaya, Takanobu Kaido, Noriko Sato, Akio Takahashi, Kenji Sugai, Yuko Saito, Masayuki Sasaki, Mikio Hoshino, Yu-Ichi Goto, Schuichi Koizumi, Masayuki Itoh
The activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-AKTs-mammalian target of rapamycin cell signaling pathway leads to cell overgrowth and abnormal migration and results in various types of cortical malformations, such as hemimegalencephaly (HME), focal cortical dysplasia, and tuberous sclerosis complex. However, the pathomechanism underlying abnormal cell migration remains unknown. With the use of fetal mouse brain, we performed causative gene analysis of the resected brain tissues from a patient with HME and investigated the pathogenesis...
May 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412240/the-level-of-effort-rather-than-muscle-exercise-intensity-determines-strength-gain-following-a-six-week-training
#6
Chang-Hao Jiang, Vinoth K Ranganathan, Vlodek Siemionow, Guang H Yue
AIM: This study investigated the effect of voluntary motor effort during a low-intensity (30% maximal voluntary contraction [MVC]) muscle exercise training program on increasing muscle strength. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen young and healthy individuals were randomly assigned to one of three groups: high mental effort (HME), low mental effort (LME), or a no-training control (CTRL) group. Training lasted for 6weeks (15min/day, 5days/week). The participants' right-elbow flexor muscle strength was measured before and after the training program...
June 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409445/ion-mobility-spectrometry-high-resolution-ltq-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-for-analysis-of-homemade-explosives
#7
Nathan Hagan, Ilana Goldberg, Adam Graichen, Amanda St Jean, Ching Wu, David Lawrence, Plamen Demirev
The detailed chemical characterization of homemade explosives (HMEs) and other chemicals that can mimic or mask the presence of explosives is important for understanding and improving the performance of commercial instrumentation used for explosive detection. To that end, an atmospheric-pressure drift tube ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) instrument has been successfully coupled to a commercial tandem mass spectrometry (MS) system. The tandem MS system is comprised of a linear ion trap and a high resolution Orbitrap analyzer...
April 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403017/effects-of-different-fresh-gas-flows-with-or-without-a-heat-and-moisture-exchanger-on-inhaled-gas-humidity-in-adults-undergoing-general-anaesthesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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José R C Braz, Mariana G Braz, Yoko Hayashi, Regina H G Martins, Marluci Betini, Leandro G Braz, Regina El Dib
BACKGROUND: The minimum inhaled gas absolute humidity level is 20 mgH2O l for short-duration use in general anaesthesia and 30 mgH2O l for long-duration use in intensive care to avoid respiratory tract dehydration. OBJECTIVE: The aim is to compare the effects of different fresh gas flows (FGFs) through a circle rebreathing system with or without a heat and moisture exchanger (HME) on inhaled gas absolute humidity in adults undergoing general anaesthesia. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378457/dna-methylation-epigenotype-and-clinical-features-of-nras-mutation-colorectal-cancer
#9
Kiyoko Takane, Kiwamu Akagi, Masaki Fukuyo, Koichi Yagi, Tadatoshi Takayama, Atsushi Kaneda
Sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) is classified into several molecular subtypes. We previously established two groups of DNA methylation markers through genome-wide DNA methylation analysis to classify CRC into distinct subgroups: high-, intermediate-, and low-methylation epigenotypes (HME, IME, and LME, respectively). HME CRC, also called CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP)-high CRC, shows methylation of both Group 1 markers (CIMP markers) and Group 2 markers, while IME/CIMP-low CRC shows methylation of Group 2, but not of Group 1 markers, and LME CRC shows no methylation of either Group 1 or Group 2 markers...
May 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377884/evolution-of-epilepsy-in-hemimegalencephaly-from-infancy-to-adulthood-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Kristin M Ikeda, Seyed M Mirsattari
Hemimegalencephaly (HME) is a rare disorder of cortical development with overgrowth of one cerebral hemisphere. Patients have intellectual delay, hemiparesis and severe epilepsy. Drug-resistant epilepsy is often treated with a hemispherectomy. We review the literature on HME natural history and report a 26-year-old man with HME who did not undergo hemispherectomy in childhood with recurrent focal convulsive or non-convulsive status epilepticus. Few patients with HME have been followed into adulthood. Reported adult cases have milder epilepsy or underwent hemispherectomy in childhood...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377316/preparation-and-investigation-of-controlled-release-glipizide-novel-oral-device-with-three-dimensional-printing
#11
Qijun Li, Haoyang Wen, Danyang Jia, Xiaoying Guan, Hao Pan, Yue Yang, Shihui Yu, Zhihong Zhu, Rongwu Xiang, Weisan Pan
The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of combining fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printing technology with hot melt extrusion (HME) to fabricate a novel controlled-release drug delivery device. Glipizide used in the treatment of diabetes was selected as model drug, and was successfully loaded into commercial polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) filaments by HME method. The drug-loaded filaments were printed through a dual-nozzle 3D printer, and finally formed a double-chamber device composed by a tablet embedded within a larger tablet (DuoTablet), each chamber contains different contents of glipizide...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357710/egfr-signaling-pathways-are-wired-differently-in-normal-184a1l5-human-mammary-epithelial-and-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Zachary Speth, Tanzila Islam, Kasturi Banerjee, Haluk Resat
Because of differences in the downstream signaling patterns of its pathways, the role of the human epidermal growth factor family of receptors (HER) in promoting cell growth and survival is cell line and context dependent. Using two model cell lines, we have studied how the regulatory interaction network among the key proteins of HER signaling pathways may be rewired upon normal to cancerous transformation. We in particular investigated how the transcription factor STAT3 and several key kinases' involvement in cancer-related signaling processes differ between normal 184A1L5 human mammary epithelial (HME) and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer epithelial cells...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343348/process-analytical-techniques-for-hot-melt-extrusion-and-their-application-to-amorphous-solid-dispersions
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REVIEW
Patrick Hitzer, Tim Bäuerle, Tobias Drieschner, Edwin Ostertag, Katharina Paulsen, Holger van Lishaut, Günter Lorenz, Karsten Rebner
Newly developed active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are often poorly soluble in water. As a result the bioavailability of the API in the human body is reduced. One approach to overcome this restriction is the formulation of amorphous solid dispersions (ASDs), e.g., by hot-melt extrusion (HME). Thus, the poorly soluble crystalline form of the API is transferred into a more soluble amorphous form. To reach this aim in HME, the APIs are embedded in a polymer matrix. The resulting amorphous solid dispersions may contain small amounts of residual crystallinity and have the tendency to recrystallize...
March 25, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297659/oncogene-selective-sensitivity-to-synchronous-cell-death-following-modulation-of-the-amino-acid-nutrient-cystine
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Ioannis Poursaitidis, Xiaomeng Wang, Thomas Crighton, Christiaan Labuschagne, David Mason, Shira L Cramer, Kendra Triplett, Rajat Roy, Olivier E Pardo, Michael J Seckl, Scott W Rowlinson, Everett Stone, Richard F Lamb
Cancer cells reprogram their metabolism, altering both uptake and utilization of extracellular nutrients. We individually depleted amino acid nutrients from isogenic cells expressing commonly activated oncogenes to identify correspondences between nutrient supply and viability. In HME (human mammary epithelial) cells, deprivation of cystine led to increased cell death in cells expressing an activated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutant. Cell death occurred via synchronous ferroptosis, with generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270542/effects-of-heat-and-moisture-exchangers-and-exhaled-humidity-on-aerosol-deposition-in-a-simulated-ventilator-dependent-adult-lung-model
#15
Arzu Ari, Khalid S Alwadeai, James B Fink
BACKGROUND: Many in vitro models report higher inhaled dose with dry versus heated humidity. Heat-and-moisture exchangers (HMEs) provide passive humidity in ventilator-dependent patients but act as a barrier to aerosol. The HMEs designed to allow aerosol delivery (HME-ADs) have not been well described. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact on aerosol deposition of HME-ADs with and without active exhaled humidity in a simulated ventilator-dependent adult model. METHODS: We used an in vitro lung model consisting of an intubated teaching mannequin with an endotracheal tube of 8...
May 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249791/an-evaluation-of-forearm-deformities-in-hereditary-multiple-exostoses-factors-associated-with-radial-head-dislocation-and-comprehensive-classification
#16
Ah Reum Jo, Sung Taek Jung, Myung Sun Kim, Chang Seon Oh, Byung Ju Min
PURPOSE: This study attempted to evaluate a series of patients with hereditary multiple exostoses (HME) who could not be categorized according to the widely accepted Masada classification and to identify radiographic variables such as radial bowing, ulnar shortening, ulnar variance, radial articular angle, and carpal slip predictive of deformity. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data on 102 upper limbs of 53 pediatric patients with HME. Demographics, site of forearm involvement, and radiographic parameters were documented...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183050/deep-peroneal-nerve-palsy-due-to-osteochondroma-arising-from-fibular-head-and-proximal-lateral-tibia
#17
Murat Demiroğlu, Korhan Özkan, Bulent Kılıç, Akif Akçal, Mesut Akkaya, Feyza Ünlü Özkan
Following median and ulnar nerves, peroneal nerve entrapment is the most frequent nerve involvement in the body Katirji and Wilbourn (1998) [1]. Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors comprising 9% of all bone tumors and 35% of benign bone tumors Porter (2000) [2]. Hereditary exostoses (HME) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable penetrance characterized by multiple osteochondromas near joints. It is one of the most commonskeletal dysplasias with a frequency of about 1.18%. In this study, we aimed to present a case with a drop foot resulting from osteochondromas of proximal tibia and fibula and help to guide the clinicians in differential diagnosis according to SCARE criteria Agha (2016) [3]...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152221/ex-vivo-humidifying-capacity-and-patient-acceptability-of-stoma-cloths-in-laryngectomized-individuals
#18
Liset Lansaat, Cindy van den Boer, Sara H Muller, Vincent van der Noort, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Frans J M Hilgers
BACKGROUND: Heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) improve respiratory function after laryngectomy, but there is virtually no information on the benefit of traditional stoma cloths or other covers. METHODS: Two sequential studies were performed: (1) an ex vivo test was used to compare the humidifying capacity of stoma cloths to other coverings; and (2) a 4-week randomized trial was then performed to assess patient acceptability of cloths both alone and with an HME (N = 18)...
February 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129353/the-humidity-in-a-low-flow-dr%C3%A3-ger-fabius-anesthesia-workstation-with-or-without-thermal-insulation-or-a-heat-and-moisture-exchanger-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Sergius A R de Oliveira, Lorena M C Lucio, Norma S P Modolo, Yoko Hayashi, Mariana G Braz, Lídia R de Carvalho, Leandro G Braz, José Reinaldo C Braz
BACKGROUND: During anesthesia, as compared with intensive care, the time of the tracheal intubation is much shorter. An inhaled gas minimum humidity of 20 mgH2O.L-1 is recommended to reduce the deleterious effects of dry gas on the airways during anesthesia with tracheal intubation. The Fabius GS Premium® anesthesia workstation (Dräger Medical, Lübeck, Germany) has a built-in hotplate to heat gases in the breathing circuit. A heat and moisture exchanger (HME) is used to further heat and humidify the inhaled gas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122459/increased-dissolution-rates-of-tranilast-solid-dispersions-extruded-with-inorganic-excipients
#20
Mohammed Maniruzzaman, Steven A Ross, Muhammad Tariqul Islam, Nikolaos Scoutaris, Arun Nair, Dennis Douroumis
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of Neusilin® (NEU) a synthetic magnesium aluminometasilicate as an inorganic drug carrier co-processed with the hydrophilic surfactants Labrasol and Labrafil to develop Tranilast (TLT)-based solid dispersions using continuous melt extrusion (HME) processing. Twin-screw extrusion was optimized to develop various TLT/excipient/surfactant formulations followed by continuous capsule filling in the absence of any downstream equipment. Physicochemical characterization showed the existence of TLT in partially crystalline state in the porous network of inorganic NEU for all extruded formulations...
June 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
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