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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089343/assessment-of-microvascular-endothelial-function-in-type-1-diabetes-using-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging
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Alessandra S de M Matheus, Eliete Leão Silva Clemente, Maria de Lourdes Guimarães Rodrigues, Débora Cristina Torres Valença, Marília B Gomes
OBJECTIVE: To test whether laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) coupled with physiological post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) and pharmacological iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) as local vasodilator stimuli could distinguish between cutaneous microvascular responses of Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM)'s patients with endothelial dysfunction and that of healthy controls. METHODS: Patients with T1DM aged ≥12years completed a clinical-epidemiological questionnaire...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081473/cortisol-extraction-through-human-skin-by-reverse-iontophoresis
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Stephanie A Ventura, Jason Heikenfeld, Tiffany Brooks, Leyla Esfandiari, Steven Boyce, Yoonjee Park, Gerald B Kasting
Continuous monitoring of cortisol at the surface of the skin would advance the diagnosis and treatment of cortisol-related diseases, or of elevated cortisol levels related to stress in otherwise healthy populations. Reliable and accurate detection of cortisol at the skin surface remains a limiting factor in real-time monitoring of cortisol. To address this limitation, cortisol extraction through excised human skin by reverse iontophoresis was studied in vitro in side-by-side diffusion cells using a radiolabeled probe...
December 28, 2016: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075339/no-exchange-for-a-water-molecule-favorably-changes-iontophoretic-release-of-ruthenium-complexes-to-the-skin
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Danielle C A S de Santana, Karina Dias, Joel G Souza, Abayomi T Ogunjimi, Marina C Souza, Roberto S Silva, Renata F V Lopez
Ruthenium (Ru) complexes have been studied as promising anticancer agents. Ru nitrosyl complex (Ru-NO) is one which acts as a pro-drug for the release of nitric oxide (NO). The Ru-aqueous complex formed by the exchange of NO for a water molecule after NO release could also possess therapeutic effects. This study evaluates the influence of iontophoresis on enhancing the skin penetration of Ru-NO and Ru-aqueous and assesses its applicability as a tool in treating diverse skin diseases. Passive and iontophoretic (0...
January 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060061/conventional-and-iontophoresis-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-efficacy-and-assessment-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-microscopy
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Léa Jouve, Vincent Borderie, Otman Sandali, Cyrille Temstet, Elena Basli, Laurent Laroche, Nacim Bouheraoua
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and microstructural corneal changes during 2 years after conventional corneal collagen cross-linking (C-CXL) and transepithelial corneal CXL by iontophoresis (I-CXL) for keratoconus. METHODS: Eighty eyes of 80 patients with progressive keratoconus were treated by C-CXL (n = 40) or I-CXL (n = 40). Patients were investigated before surgery and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after treatment. We measured central corneal thickness and maximal simulated keratometry values (Kmax) and performed specular microscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy at each time point...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034736/cutaneous-iontophoresis-of-%C3%AE-conotoxin-cniiic-a-potent-nav1-4-antagonist-with-analgesic-anaesthetic-and-myorelaxant-properties
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Sergio Del Río-Sancho, Cecile Cros, Bethsabée Coutaz, Muriel Cuendet, Yogeshvar N Kalia
Cutaneous iontophoretic delivery of μ-conotoxin CnIIIC (XEP), a potent peptide antagonist of the NaV1.4 sodium channel, was investigated using porcine ear skin and validated using human abdominal skin. Initial results demonstrated that cutaneous deposition of XEP following iontophoresis was superior to passive delivery and increased with current density. XEP deposition after iontophoresis at 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5mA/cm(2) for 2h and 4h was 22.4±0.4, 34.5±1.4, 57.4±7.6μg/cm(2) and 30.6±5.4, 53.9±17.2, 90.9±30...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029194/reverse-iontophoretic-extraction-of-metabolites-from-living-plants-and-their-identification-by-ion-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Maria Isabel González Sánchez, James McCullagh, Richard H Guy, Richard G Compton
INTRODUCTION: The identification and characterisation of cellular metabolites has now become an important strategy to obtain insight into functional plant biology. However, the extraction of metabolites for identification and analysis is challenging and, at the present time, usually requires destruction of the plant. OBJECTIVE: To detect different plant metabolites in living plants with no pre-treatment using the combination of iontophoresis and ion-chromatography with mass spectrometry detection...
December 28, 2016: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983540/plasma-nitric-oxide-level-is-correlated-with-microvascular-functions-in-the-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Muzaffer Akkoca, Suzan Emel Usanmaz, Cuneyt Koksoy, Ugur Bengisun, Emine Demirel-Yilmaz
At present there is no widely accepted biomarker for monitoring of vascular functions. The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate the association of some blood biomarkers with vascular reactivity in patients with peripheral arterial diseases (PAD). A prospective evaluation was made of 3 groups comprising a control group of healthy individuals, and patients with PAD caused by either atherosclerosis or Buerger's disease. Microvascular perfusion was examined using laser Doppler imaging of cutaneous erythrocyte flux after iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956143/transdermal-reverse-iontophoresis-a-novel-technique-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
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Tapan Kumar Giri, Subhasis Chakrabarty, Bijaya Ghosh
Application of transdermal reverse iontophoresis for diagnostic purpose is a relatively new concept but its short span of research is full of ups and downs. In early nineties, when the idea was floated, it received a dubious welcome by the scientific community. Yet to the disbelief of many, 2001 saw the launching of GlucoWatch® G2 Biographer, the first device that could measure the blood sugar level noninvasively. Unfortunately, the device failed to match the expectation and was withdrawn in 2007. However, the concept stayed on...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942126/availability-usage-and-factors-affecting-usage-of-electrophysical-agents-by-physical-therapists-a-regional-cross-sectional-survey
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Yuichi Abe, Ah-Cheng Goh, Kei Miyoshi
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the availability, usage, and factors affecting usage of electrophysical agents by physical therapists in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. [Subjects and Methods] Questionnaires were sent to all 1,571 physical therapists working in 245 institutions within Nagano Prefecture. A total of 1,110 questionnaires were returned, out of which 1,099 (70%) questionnaires containing valid responses were analyzed. Frequencies and percentages were calculated for 22 modalities with regards to availability, usage, rate of usage, and confidence level in usage...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912978/tap-water-iontophoresis-in-the-treatment-of-pediatric-hyperhidrosis
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Haitham Dagash, Sinead McCaffrey, Katie Mellor, Agnes Roycroft, Ingrid Helbling
AIM OF THE STUDY: The treatment options for localized hyperhidrosis include antiperspirants, anticholinergics, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin and surgery. Tap water iontophoresis (TWI) involves immersing the affected area in tap water and passing a small electrical current through the area. Our aim was to assess the success of this therapy in a pediatric cohort. METHODS: Retrospective case note review of all patients younger than 18years who underwent TWI between 2002 and 2015...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892757/basic-principles-and-current-status-of-transcorneal-and-transscleral-iontophoresis
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Taís Gratieri, Verena Santer, Yogeshvar N Kalia
Iontophoresis is an active non-invasive drug delivery technique that can increase the transport of charged and neutral molecules into and across biological membranes. Most research to-date has focused on (per)cutaneous iontophoretic drug delivery. However, recent studies illustrate its potential for drug delivery to the eye: corneal iontophoresis may enable targeted topical therapy of intracorneal diseases, whereas transscleral iontophoresis may enable non-invasive intraocular drug delivery. Areas covered: We describe iontophoretic principles in the context of ocular delivery before providing a summary of recent preclinical studies involving transcorneal and transscleral iontophoresis in vitro and in vivo...
December 11, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885995/transdermal-delivery-of-estradiol-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-using-iontophoresis-for-treatment-of-osteoporosis
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Issei Takeuchi, Kohta Fukuda, Shiori Kobayashi, Kimiko Makino
BACKGROUND: Estradiol is one of the therapeutic agents for osteoporosis. We have reported transdermal permeability of estradiol-loaded nanoparticles, and permeability effect of estradiol was enhanced by using nanoparticle system and iontophoresis [Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces97 (2012), 84-89]. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted in vivo to evaluate therapeutic efficacy of the estradiol-loaded PLGA nanoparticles for osteoporosis. METHODS: Prior to the in vivo study, we have determined the surface charge density of the particles and found they have negatively charged polyelectrolyte layers on the surfaces...
November 25, 2016: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885499/the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-on-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-vascular-reactivity-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
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Andreas Jekell, Majid Kalani, Thomas Kahan
We aimed to study whether inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure reduction alone. Patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (n = 61, age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women) received the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril 10 mg or the alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker doxazosin 8 mg double-blind for 12 weeks. Aortic blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, and augmentation index were assessed by applanation tonometry...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819148/co-delivery-of-curcumin-and-stat3-sirna-using-deformable-cationic-liposomes-to-treat-skin-cancer
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Anup Jose, Suman Labala, Venkata Vamsi Krishna Venuganti
Skin cancer is one of the most widely prevalent cancer types with over expression of multiple oncogenic signaling molecules including STAT3. Curcumin is a natural compound with effective anti-cancer properties. The objective of this work was to investigate the liposomal co-delivery of curcumin and STAT3 siRNA by non-invasive topical iontophoretic application to treat skin cancer. Curcumin was encapsulated in cationic liposomes and then complexed with STAT3 siRNA. The liposomal nanocomplex was characterized for particle size, zeta-potential, drug release and stability...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814280/l-arginine-as-dietary-supplement-for-improving-microvascular-function
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Ziva Melik, Polona Zaletel, Tina Virtic, Ksenija Cankar
BACKGROUND: Reduced availability of nitric oxide leads to dysfunction of endothelium which plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine whether the dietary supplement L-arginine improves the endothelial function of microvessels by increasing nitric oxide production. METHODS: We undertook experiments on 51 healthy male volunteers, divided into 4 groups based on their age and physical activity since regular physical activity itself increases endothelium-dependent vasodilation...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802901/percutaneous-penetration-of-anticancer-agents-past-present-and-future
#16
REVIEW
Kevin Ita
Cancer occurs as a result of alterations in oncogenes, tumor-suppressor genes, and microRNA genes. Over the past few decades, efforts have been made to understand the dominant oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes whose respective activation/upregulation or loss of function serve to impart aberrant properties on normal cells. Cancer continues to be a source of public health concern due to widespread prevalence, morbidity and mortality. The most common types include but are not limited to lung, prostate, colorectal, breast, ovarian and skin cancers...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800639/measurement-of-skin-surface-biomakers-by-transdermal-analyses-patch-following-different-in-vivo-models-of-irritation-a-pilot-study
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D Falcone, P Spee, K Salk, M Peppelman, P C M van de Kerkhof, P E J van Erp
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: FibroTx Transdermal Analyses Patch (TAP) is a novel technology for non-invasive measurements of protein biomarkers on the skin surface, in vivo. The aim of this study was to explore the potential of TAP in detecting skin surface biomarkers following mild perturbations, in vivo, using two experimental models: tape stripping, mimicking acute barrier disruption, and histamine iontophoresis, mimicking acute and local inflammation at minimal skin barrier insult. METHODS: Tape stripping and histamine iontophoresis were performed in two separate experiments on the volar forearm of healthy volunteers (n = 27 and n = 10, respectively)...
November 1, 2016: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765574/an-investigation-into-corneal-enzymatic-resistance-following-epithelium-off-and-epithelium-on-corneal-cross-linking-protocols
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Nada H Aldahlawi, Sally Hayes, David P S O'Brart, Naomi D O'Brart, Keith M Meek
The aim of this study was to investigate corneal enzymatic resistance following epithelium off and on riboflavin/UVA cross-linking (CXL). One hundred and fourteen porcine eyes were divided into four non-irradiated control groups and seven CXL groups. The latter comprised; (i) epithelium-off, 0.1% iso-osmolar riboflavin, 9 mW UVA irradiation for 10 min, (ii) disrupted epithelium, 0.1% hypo-osmolar riboflavin, 9 mW UVA for 10 min, (iii) epithelium-on, 0.25% hypo-osmolar riboflavin with 0.01% benzylalkonium chloride (BACS), 9 mW UVA for 10 min, (iv) epithelium-on, 5 min iontophoresis at 0...
December 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759804/autonomic-thermoregulatory-dysfunction-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Luciana G Madeira, Renata Lf Passos, Juliana F de Souza, Nilton A Rezende, Luiz O C Rodrigues
Objective: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) causes neural and cutaneous disorders and reduced exercise capacity. Exercise/heat exposure increasing internal temperature must be compensated by eccrine sweat function and warmed skin vasodilation. We suspected NF1 could adversely affect eccrine sweat function and/or vascular thermoregulatory responses (VTR). Methods: The eccrine sweat function and VTR of 25 NF1 volunteers (14 males, 11 females; 16-57 years old) were compared with 23 non-NF1 controls matched by sex, age, height and weight (CG)...
October 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743393/adjuvant-alternative-treatment-with-chemical-peeling-and-subsequent-iontophoresis-for-postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation-erosion-with-inflamed-red-papules-and-non-inflamed-atrophic-scars-in-acne-vulgaris
#20
Ichiro Kurokawa, Naoki Oiso, Akira Kawada
The standard management of acne vulgaris in Japan includes a combination of topical treatment with benzoyl peroxide (BPO) and BPO/clindamycin (CLDM), topical adapalene and systemic antimicrobials. However, the treatment of therapy-resistant complications such as postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), erosions with inflamed red papules and atrophic scars has not been established. We performed chemical peeling with glycolic acid and iontophoresis with ascorbyl 2-phosphate 6-palmitate and DL-α-tocopherol phosphate for the treatment of PIH, erosions with inflamed red papules and non-inflamed atrophic scars in 31 patients with acne vulgaris (mild to severe severity), and evaluated the efficacy and safety of these interventions...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
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