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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813145/selective-uptake-and-bioaccumulation-of-antidepressants-in-fish-from-effluent-impacted-niagara-river
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Prapha Arnnok, Randolph Reyes Singh, Rodjana Burakham, Alicia Pérez-Fuentetaja, Diana S Aga
The continuous release of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) into freshwater systems impacts the health of aquatic organisms. This study evaluates the concentrations and bioaccumulation of PPCPs and the selective uptake of antidepressants in fish from the Niagara River, which connects two of the North American Great lakes (Erie and Ontario). The Niagara River receives PPCPs from different wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) situated along the river and Lake Erie. Of the 22 targeted PPCPs, 11 were found at part-per-billion levels in WWTP effluents and at part-per-trillion levels in river water samples...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795203/multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-reduce-toxicity-of-diphenhydramine-to-ceriodaphnia-dubia-in-water-and-sediment-exposures
#2
Mark H Myer, Marsha C Black
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes are adsorptive materials that have potential for remediation of organic contaminants in water. Sediment elutriate exposures were undertaken with Ceriodaphnia dubia to compare the toxic effects of diphenhydramine in the presence and absence of sediment and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. In both sediment and solution-only treatments, addition of 0.318 mg/g of carbon nanotubes significantly decreased 48-h mortality relative to control, with a 78.7%-90.1% reduction in treatments with nanotube-amended sediment and 40...
August 9, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769011/chlorpheniramine-increases-paracellular-permeability-to-marker-fluorescein-lucifer-yellow-mediated-by-internalization-of-occludin-in-murine-colonic-epithelial-cells
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Aya Manabe, Chisa Furukawa, Satoshi Endo, Kana Marunaka, Tsubasa Nishiyama, Naoko Fujii, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Akira Ikari
Ions, small molecules, and drugs are absorbed in the intestinal epithelium mediated by transcellular and paracellular pathways. The function of various transporters expressing in the apical and basolateral membranes of intestinal epithelial cells has been well characterized. In contrast, claudins and occludin, components of the tight junctions (TJs), determine the paracellular permeability to ions and low molecular weight compounds, but the properties for permeability has not been clarified in detail. In the present study, we examined the effects of anti-histamine drugs, chlorpheniramine and diphenhydramine, on transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) and permeability to lucifer yellow (LY), a marker of paracellular permeability, using murine colonic MCE301 cells...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704328/randomized-controlled-trial-of-dexamethasone-versus-dexamethasone-plus-hydrocortisone-as-prophylaxis-for-hypersensitivity-reactions-due-to-paclitaxel-treatment-for-gynecologic-cancer
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Dhammapoj Jeerakornpassawat, Prapaporn Suprasert
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess intravenous hydrocortisone (HCT) added to standard dexamethasone (DXM) prophylaxis for paclitaxel-associated hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). METHODS: Paclitaxel naives scheduled for 6 cycles of paclitaxel (plus platinum) were randomized to DXM alone (20 mg intravenously [IV]) versus DXM plus HCT (100 mg IV) as premedication including chlorpheniramine (10 mg IV), diphenhydramine (25 mg orally), and ranitidine (50 mg IV) 30 minutes before infusion...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703024/safety-and-effectiveness-of-physostigmine-a-10-year-retrospective-review
#5
Ann M Arens, Krishna Shah, Suad Al-Abri, Kent R Olson, Tom Kearney
BACKGROUND: Physostigmine has long been recognized as an antidote to reverse anticholinergic delirium. However, its effectiveness, safety profile, and dosing have been disputed. OBJECTIVES: To describe effectiveness, adverse events, and dosing associated with the use of physostigmine to reverse anticholinergic delirium. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of hospitalized patients reported to a regional poison center system between 2003 and 2012 who received physostigmine to reverse an anticholinergic toxidrome...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697105/transient-fetal-tachycardia-after-intravenous-diphenhydramine-administration
#6
Alice Abernathy, Laura Alsina, Jessica Greer, Robert Egerman
BACKGROUND: Fetal tachycardia is attributable to a variety of etiologies, including an untreated maternal medical condition or an indicator of potential fetal compromise. Maternal medication administration may also affect the fetal heart rate. CASE: A 28-year-old nulliparous patient at 41 weeks of gestation was treated for pruritus with intravenous diphenhydramine after epidural administration of fentanyl. Within 14 minutes, the fetal heart rate increased from a baseline of 155 beats per minute (bpm) to more than 200 bpm while maintaining moderate variability...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682477/preclinical-safety-and-efficacy-of-andexanet-alfa-in-animal-models
#7
G Lu, S J Hollenbach, D C Baker, S Tan, A Hutchaleelaha, J T Curnutte, P B Conley
Essentials There is currently no approved reversal agent for factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors Andexanet alfa has been developed to reverse the anticoagulant effects of FXa inhibitors Andexanet reduced blood loss and anticoagulation markers in rivaroxaban-anticoagulated rabbits Andexanet was well tolerated in monkeys and rats, with no evidence of prothrombotic activity SUMMARY: Background Andexanet alfa is a recombinant modified form of factor Xa (FXa), designed to bind to and reverse the anticoagulant activity of FXa inhibitors...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655692/an-interquartile-relationship-between-polyherbal-extract-based-lozenges-linkus-a-phase-iv-comparative-randomised-control-trial
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Hina Rehman, Syed Adnan Ali, Safila Naveed, Khan Usmanghani
The aim of the study is to determine the efficacy of polyherbal linkus with the other pharmaceutical marketed syrup having Acefyllin Piperazine, Diphenhydramine group and Aminophylline Diphenhydramine group on the basis of interquartile ranges on children. It was open label multi centric randomize control trial. The study was conducted on different private schools of East and West Malir, Karachi Pakistan with the special approval from the school's honors .informed consent and assents were taking before the enrollment of the study subjects ...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653802/safety-profile-of-h1-antihistamines-in-pediatrics-an-analysis-based-on-data-from-vigibase
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Domenico Motola, Monia Donati, Chiara Biagi, Elisabetta Calamelli, Francesca Cipriani, Mauro Melis, Luca Monaco, Alberto Vaccheri, Giampaolo Ricci
PURPOSE: H1-antihistamines are commonly used in infants and children for the relief of histamine-mediated symptoms in a variety of conditions. Little is known about their safety profile in these patients. We performed a comparative analysis of the safety profiles of H1-antihistamines using data from the WHO database (VigiBase). METHODS: We selected adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports on H1-antihistamines in children (0-16 years) up to June 2014 from VigiBase. ADRs were codified according to MedDRA terminology...
June 27, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622742/intravenous-ferumoxytol-in-pediatric-patients-with-iron-deficiency-anemia
#10
Nabil Hassan, Brian Boville, Diann Reischmann, Akunne Ndika, David Sterken, Karen Kovey
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in children. Limited data exist on the efficacy and safety of ferumoxytol in children. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of 10 mg/kg dose given over 15-60 minutes in correcting IDA and report any adverse drug reactions (ADRs). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all patients who received ferumoxytol infusions for the management of IDA by the Pediatric Blood Management Program between October 2010 and March 2015...
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601965/event-related-potentials-reflect-impaired-temporal-interval-learning-following-haloperidol-administration
#11
Sarah E Forster, Patrick Zirnheld, Anantha Shekhar, Stuart R Steinhauer, Brian F O'Donnell, William P Hetrick
BACKGROUND: Signals carried by the mesencephalic dopamine system and conveyed to anterior cingulate cortex are critically implicated in probabilistic reward learning and performance monitoring. A common evaluative mechanism purportedly subserves both functions, giving rise to homologous medial frontal negativities in feedback- and response-locked event-related brain potentials (the feedback-related negativity (FRN) and the error-related negativity (ERN), respectively), reflecting dopamine-dependent prediction error signals to unexpectedly negative events...
June 10, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578239/bioaccumulation-of-pharmaceutically-active-compounds-and-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-in-aquatic-macrophytes-results-of-hydroponic-experiments-with-echinodorus-horemanii-and-eichhornia-crassipes
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N Pi, J Z Ng, B C Kelly
Information regarding the bioaccumulation behaviour of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic plants is limited. The present study involved controlled hydroponic experiments to assess uptake and elimination rate constants (ku, ke), bioconcentration factors (BCFs) and translocation factors (TFs) of several PhACs and EDCs in two aquatic macrophyte species, including one submerged species (Echinodorus horemanii) and one free-floating species (Eichhornia crassipes)...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562262/safety-profile-of-cough-and-cold-medication-use-in-pediatrics
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Jody L Green, George Sam Wang, Kate M Reynolds, William Banner, G Randall Bond, Ralph E Kauffman, Robert B Palmer, Ian M Paul, Richard C Dart
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The safety of cough and cold medication (CCM) use in children has been questioned. We describe the safety profile of CCMs in children <12 years of age from a multisystem surveillance program. METHODS: Cases with adverse events (AEs) after ingestion of at least 1 index CCM ingredient (brompheniramine, chlorpheniramine, dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine, doxylamine, guaifenesin, phenylephrine, and pseudoephedrine) in children <12 years of age were collected from 5 data sources...
June 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549906/using-potentiometric-free-drug-sensors-to-determine-the-free-concentration-of-ionizable-drugs-in-colloidal-systems
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Thuy Tran, Anjan Chakraborty, Xi Xi, Hugo Bohets, Claus Cornett, Konstantin Tsinman, Thomas Rades, Anette Müllertz
The present study investigates the use of free drug sensors (FDS) to measure free ionized drug concentrations in colloidal systems, including micellar solutions, emulsions, and lipid formulations during in vitro lipolysis. Diphenhydramine hydrochloride (DPH) and loperamide hydrochloride (LOP) were selected as model drugs. Self-diffusion nuclear magnetic resonance studies were performed and confirmed the entrapment of drugs in micelles in Brij 35 and sodium taurodeoxycholate (TDC)/phosphatidylcholine (PC) micellar solutions...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514187/diphenhydramine-inhibits-voltage-gated-proton-channels-hv1-and-induces-acidification-in-leukemic-jurkat-t-cells-new-insights-into-the-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-antihistaminic-drugs
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Agustín Asuaje, Pedro Martín, Nicolás Enrique, Leandro Agustín Díaz Zegarra, Paola Smaldini, Guillermo Docena, Verónica Milesi
An established characteristic of neoplastic cells is their metabolic reprogramming, known as the Warburg effect, with greater reliance on energetically less efficient pathways (such as glycolysis and pentose phosphate shunt) compared with oxidative phosphorylation. This results in an overproduction of acidic species that must be extruded to maintain intracellular homeostasis. We recently described that blocking the proton currents in leukemic cells mediated by Hv1 ion channels triggers a marked intracellular acidification and apoptosis induction...
May 17, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504347/a-rapid-method-to-screen-poisoning-causative-agents-in-an-acute-care-hospital-in-japan
#16
K Usui, H Mori, T Tachi, T Matsumura, K Mori, A Takeda, Y Noguchi, T Yoshimura, H Teramachi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: A simple, rapid analysis is required to simultaneously analyse medicinal toxicants in emergency medical care. In this regard, the analysis of blood samples by LC-MS/MS equipped with a spin column, involving a rapid, simple pretreatment, has attracted attention. In this study, sample pretreatment using a Monospin C18 column was performed to screen 11 medicinal toxicants in blood samples by LC-MS/MS. METHODS: Serum samples supplemented with 11 medical toxicants-acetaminophen, salicylic acid, nitrazepam, diphenhydramine, bromvalerylurea, phenobarbital, amitriptyline, risperidone, fenitrothion, malathion and methomyl-were pretreated with the Monospin C18 column according to Pretreatment I and Pretreatment II, followed by LC-MS/MS analysis...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477358/are-exposure-predictions-used-for-the-prioritization-of-pharmaceuticals-in-the-environment-fit-for-purpose
#17
Emily E Burns, Jane Thomas-Oates, Dana W Kolpin, Edward T Furlong, Alistair B A Boxall
Prioritization methodologies are often used for identifying those pharmaceuticals that pose the greatest risk to the natural environment and to focus laboratory testing or environmental monitoring toward pharmaceuticals of greatest concern. Risk-based prioritization approaches, employing models to derive exposure concentrations, are commonly used, but the reliability of these models is unclear. The present study evaluated the accuracy of exposure models commonly used for pharmaceutical prioritization. Targeted monitoring was conducted for 95 pharmaceuticals in the Rivers Foss and Ouse in the City of York (UK)...
May 6, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466395/over-the-counter-medications-containing-diphenhydramine-and-doxylamine-used-by-older-adults-to-improve-sleep
#18
Olufunmilola Abraham, Loren Schleiden, Steven M Albert
Background The unintentional misuse of over-the-counter sleep aids among older adults is an important public health problem and a focus of Healthy People 2020. Accordingly, the 2015 Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults recommends that individuals 65 years or older avoid use of diphenhydramine and doxylamine; however, many over-the-counter sleep products contain these active ingredients. Objective To identify the proportion of older adults using an over-the-counter medication containing diphenhydramine or doxylamine, and compare their characteristics with older adults using an over-the-counter medication that does not contain these ingredients...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461812/refractory-cutaneous-iga-vasculitis-treated-with-omega-3-fatty-acids
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M A Barnadas, M M Díaz Encarnación
BACKGROUND: Omega-3 fatty acids (O3FA) have been used to treat IgA nephropathy (IgAN) but not cutaneous IgA vasculitis (IgAV). CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old female was referred for cutaneous vasculitis. She had a 24-year history of flares of palpable purpura, arthralgia associated with hematuria, and proteinuria. We diagnosed cutaneous IgAV associated with IgAN. We administered prednisone at doses ranging from 10 to 45 mg/day to control the flares. To reduce prednisone exposure, different therapeutic strategies (colchicine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, azathioprine, benzathine penicillin, and mycophenolate mofetil) were applied without success...
September 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454746/involvement-of-proton-coupled-organic-cation-antiporter-in-varenicline-transport-at-blood-brain-barrier-of-rats-and-in-human-brain-capillary-endothelial-cells
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Toshiki Kurosawa, Kei Higuchi, Takashi Okura, Kazumasa Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Kusuhara, Yoshiharu Deguchi
Varenicline is a selective partial α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, which is used to help achieve smoking cessation. Here, we investigated varenicline transport at the blood-brain barrier by means of in vivo microdialysis, in situ brain perfusion, and brain efflux index measurements in rats, and in vitro uptake studies in human brain capillary endothelial cells. Microdialysis demonstrated that varenicline is actively transported from blood to brain in rats. Blood-to-brain uptake transport of varenicline, as measured by the in situ brain perfusion technique, was strongly inhibited by diphenhydramine, a potent inhibitor of proton-coupled organic cation (H(+)/OC) antiporter...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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