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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203235/sensibility-and-specificity-of-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-according-to-endo-pat-index-in-type-1-diabetes
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Alessandra S de M Matheus, Maria de Fátima Bevilacqua da Matta, Eliete Leão Silva Clemente, Maria de Lourdes Guimarães Rodrigues, Débora Cristina Torres Valença, Marília B Gomes
OBJECTIVES: To find out an normality value for microvascular response (physiological and pharmacological) assessed through laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) based on Endo-PAT, which identifies the ones with Endothelial Dysfunction (ED) in patients with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). METHODS: Patients with T1D, aged ≥12years underwent a clinical-epidemiological questionnaire. Fasting blood samples were obtained (lipid profile, glycemic control and levels of C-reactive protein)...
December 1, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200761/treatment-of-palmar-hyperhidrosis-with-tap-water-iontophoresis-a-randomized-sham-controlled-single-blind-and-parallel-designed-clinical-trial
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Do Hun Kim, Tae Han Kim, Seung Ho Lee, Ai Young Lee
Background: Palmar hyperhidrosis is a common disorder of excessive sweating. A number of studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of iontophoresis in the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis. However, controlled clinical studies on iontophoresis for palmar hyperhidrosis have been limited. Objective: To determine the efficacy and safety of iontophoresis in the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis with a randomized, sham-controlled, single-blind, and parallel-designed study...
December 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198810/short-duration-ocular-iontophoresis-of-ionizable-aciclovir-prodrugs-a-new-approach-to-treat-herpes-simplex-infections-in-the-anterior-and-posterior-segments-of-the-eye
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Yong Chen, Yogeshvar N Kalia
The objective was to investigate (trans)corneal and transscleral iontophoresis of biolabile amino acid ester prodrugs of aciclovir (ACV-X, X = Arg, Gly and Trp) as a means to increase ocular bioavailability of ACV. Prodrugs displayed tissue-dependent susceptibility to hydrolysis. Iontophoresis of ACV-Arg, ACV-Gly and ACV-Trp (5 mM, 0.5 mA/cm2) for 5 min followed by 55 min passive diffusion resulted in appreciable corneal deposition (21.5 ± 5.1, 14.1 ± 2.0 and 5.3 ± 0.6 nmol/cm2, respectively) and transcorneal permeation (13...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197931/effects-of-supervised-exercise-training-on-lower-limb-cutaneous-microvascular-reactivity-in-adults-with-venous-ulcers
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Garry A Tew, Anil Gumber, Emma McIntosh, Sue Kesterton, Brenda King, Jonathan A Michaels, Markos Klonizakis
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of a 12-week supervised exercise programme on lower-limb cutaneous microvascular reactivity in adults with venous leg ulceration. METHODS: Thirty-eight adults with unilateral venous ulceration who were being treated with lower-limb compression therapy (58% male; mean age 65 years; median ulcer size 5 cm2) were randomly allocated to exercise or control groups. Exercise participants (n = 18) were invited to attend thrice weekly sessions of lower-limb aerobic and resistance exercise for 12 weeks...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185116/standard-transepithelial-and-iontophoresis-corneal-cross-linking-clinical-analysis-of-three-surgical-techniques
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Settimio Rossi, Carmine Santamaria, Rosa Boccia, Luigi De Rosa, Francesco Maria D'Alterio, Francesca Simonelli, Giuseppe De Rosa
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical results of standard, transepithelial (TE) and iontophoresis (I) corneal cross-linking (CXL), in patients with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: Thirty eyes of 30 patients with progressive keratoconus treated by CXL (10 by standard-CXL, 10 by TE-CXL and 10 by I-TE-CXL) with 12 months of follow-up. Pre- and postoperative ophthalmologic testing were: uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), refractive examination (spherical error, spherical equivalent), corneal topography (corneal astigmatism, simulated maximum, minimum and average keratometry), aberrometry (coma and spherical aberration), pachymetry and endothelial cell density...
November 28, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174530/increased-cortical-neuronal-responses-to-nmda-and-improved-attentional-set-shifting-performance-in-rats-following-prebiotic-b-gos%C3%A2-ingestion
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Benjamin Gronier, Helene M Savignac, Mathieu Di Miceli, Sherif M Idriss, George Tzortzis, Daniel Anthony, Philip W J Burnet
We have previously shown that prebiotics (dietary fibres that augment the growth of indigenous beneficial gut bacteria) such as Bimuno™ galacto-oligosaccharides (B-GOS®), increased N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor levels in the rat brain. The current investigation examined the functional correlates of these changes in B-GOS®-fed rats by measuring cortical neuronal responses to NMDA using in vivo NMDA micro-iontophoresis electrophysiology, and performance in the attentional set-shifting task. Adult male rats were supplemented with B-GOS® in the drinking water 3 weeks prior to in vivo iontophoresis or behavioural testing...
November 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174315/workshop-report-nucleic-acid-delivery-devices-for-hiv-vaccines-workshop-proceedings-national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases-bethesda-maryland-usa-may-21-2015
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Bruce G Weniger, Ian E Anglin, Tina Tong, Michael Pensiero, Jeffrey K Pullen
On May 21st, 2015, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) convened a workshop on delivery devices for nucleic acid (NA) as vaccines in order to review the landscape of past and future technologies for administering NA (e.g., DNA, RNA, etc.) as antigen into target tissues of animal models and humans. Its focus was on current and future applications for preventing and treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) disease, among other infectious-disease priorities...
November 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150968/effects-of-blue-light-on-inflammation-and-skin-barrier-recovery-following-acute-perturbation-pilot-study-results-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Denise Falcone, Natallia E Uzunbajakava, Frank van Abeelen, Gerrit Oversluizen, Malou Peppelman, Piet E J van Erp, Peter C M van de Kerkhof
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: While growing evidence supports the therapeutic effect of 453 nm blue light in chronic inflammatory skin diseases, data on its effects on acutely-perturbed human skin are scarce. In this study we investigated the impact of 453 nm narrow-band LED light on healthy skin following acute perturbation. METHODS: Tape stripping and histamine iontophoresis were performed on the forearm of 22 healthy volunteers on two consecutive weeks. In one week, challenges were followed by irradiation for 30 minutes...
November 18, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149574/transscleral-passive-and-iontophoretic-transport-theory-and-analysis
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S Kevin Li, Jinsong Hao
INTRODUCTION: The sclera is considered the "static barrier," a main barrier for transscleral drug delivery. The characterization of passive and iontophoretic transport across the sclera in vitro is the first step towards our ability to predict transscleral drug delivery. Although previous studies have investigated this topic, the quantitative structure permeation relationships (QSPR) for passive and iontophoretic transscleral transport are not available. AREAS COVERED: This review evaluated previous passive permeation and iontophoresis results of transscleral transport in vitro and examined QSPR for transscleral permeation of small permeants and macromolecules...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128285/prolonged-and-localized-sweat-stimulation-by-iontophoretic-delivery-of-the-slowly-metabolized-cholinergic-agent-carbachol
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Phillip Simmers, S Kevin Li, Gerald Kasting, Jason Heikenfeld
BACKGROUND: Continuous non-invasive sampling and sensing of multiple classes of analytes could revolutionize medical diagnostics and wearable technologies, but also remains highly elusive because of the many confounding factors for candidate biofluids such as interstitial fluid, tears, saliva, and sweat. Eccrine sweat biosensing has seen a recent surge in demonstrations of wearable sampling and sensing devices. However, for subjects at rest, access to eccrine sweat is highly limited and unpredictable compared to saliva and tears...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122535/limited-output-transcranial-electrical-stimulation-lotes-2017-engineering-principles-regulatory-statutes-and-industry-standards-for-wellness-over-the-counter-or-prescription-devices-with-low-risk
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Marom Bikson, Bhaskar Paneri, Andoni Mourdoukoutas, Zeinab Esmaeilpour, Bashar W Badran, Robin Azzam, Devin Adair, Abhishek Datta, Xiao Hui Fang, Brett Wingeier, Daniel Chao, Miguel Alonso-Alonso, Kiwon Lee, Helena Knotkova, Adam J Woods, David Hagedorn, Doug Jeffery, James Giordano, William J Tyler
We present device standards for low-power non-invasive electrical brain stimulation devices classified as limited output transcranial electrical stimulation (tES). Emerging applications of limited output tES to modulate brain function span techniques to stimulate brain or nerve structures, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial pulsed current stimulation (tPCS), have engendered discussion on how access to technology should be regulated...
October 17, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116244/delivery-of-neostigmine-and-glycopyrrolate-by-iontophoresis-a-nonrandomized-study-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Mark A Korsten, Brian L Lyons, Miroslav Radulovic, Tradd M Cummings, Gautam Sikka, Kamaldeep Singh, Anton Sabiev, Ann M Spungen, William A Bauman
STUDY DESIGN: Phase I Clinical Trial. OBJECTIVES: In this proof-of-principle study, the effectiveness and safety of transdermal administration of neostigmine/glycopyrrolate to elicit a bowel movement was compared to intravenous administration in patients with spinal cord injury. SETTING: James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bronx, NY). METHODS: Individuals were screened for responsiveness (Physical Response) to intravenous neostigmine (0...
November 8, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104055/improving-the-direct-penetration-into-tissues-underneath-the-skin-with-iontophoresis-delivery-of-a-ketoprofen-cationic-prodrug
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Shabbir Lobo, Guang Yan
Current topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) showed marginal efficacy in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders due to their fast clearance by skin blood flow and thus little direct penetration into the underlying muscle and joint tissues. Using ketoprofen (Kt) as a model NSAID and converting it to a cationic ester prodrug ketoprofen choline chloride (KCC), this study was to investigate the iontophoresis delivery of the prodrug KCC for improving the drug retention in the skin and the direct penetration into underlying tissues...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093646/normative-data-on-regional-sweat-sodium-concentrations-of-professional-male-team-sport-athletes
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Mayur K Ranchordas, Nicholas B Tiller, Girish Ramchandani, Raj Jutley, Andrew Blow, Jonny Tye, Ben Drury
Background: The purpose of this paper was to report normative data on regional sweat sweat-sodium concentrations of various professional male team-sport athletes, and to compare sweat-sodium concentrations among sports. Data to this effect would inform our understanding of athlete sodium requirements, thus allowing for the individualisation of sodium replacement strategies. Accordingly, data from 696 athletes (Soccer, n = 270; Rugby, n = 181; Baseball, n = 133; American Football, n = 60; Basketball, n = 52) were compiled for a retrospective analysis...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057429/placebo-effects-of-open-label-verbal-suggestions-on-itch
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Stefanie H van Meeuwis, Henriët van Middendorp, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Antionette I M van Laarhoven, Jan de Houwer, Adriana P M Lavrijsen, Andrea W M Evers
Placebo effects are positive outcomes that are not due to active treatment components, which may be elicited even when patients are aware of receiving an inert substance (open-label). This proof-of-principle study investigated for the first time whether open-label placebo effects on itch can be induced by verbal suggestions alone. Ninety-two healthy volunteers were randomized to experimental (open-label suggestions) or control (no suggestions) groups. Self-reported itch evoked by histamine iontophoresis was the primary study outcome...
October 23, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042433/serotonin-decreases-the-gain-of-visual-responses-in-awake-macaque-v1
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Lenka Seillier, Corinna Lorenz, Katsuhisa Kawaguchi, Torben Ott, Andreas Nieder, Paria Pourriahi, Hendrikje Nienborg
Serotonin (5HT) is an important neuromodulator in the brain implicated in affective and cognitive functions but its role even for basic cortical processes is controversial. For example, in the mammalian primary visual cortex heterogenous serotonergic modulation has been observed in anesthetized animals. Here, we combined extracellular single unit recordings with iontophoresis in awake animals. We examined the role of serotonin on well-defined tuning properties (orientation, spatial frequency, contrast and size) in the primary visual cortex (V1) of two male macaque monkeys...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017147/iontophoretic-transdermal-delivery-using-chitosan-coated-plga-nanoparticles-for-positively-charged-drugs
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Issei Takeuchi, Tomoyoshi Takeshita, Takaaki Suzuki, Kimiko Makino
Recently, poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) nanoparticles prepared using a combination of an antisolvent diffusion method with preferential solvation was shown to be beneficial for the iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. Also, this preparation method can contain a hydrophilic drug. However, since PLGA nanoparticles were negatively charged, it was difficult to apply iontophoresis for positively charged hydrophilic drugs. In this study, we prepared positively charged PLGA nanoparticles containing donepezil hydrochloride (DP)...
October 5, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969290/comparative-evaluation-of-efficacy-of-iontophoresis-with-0-33-sodium-fluoride-gel-and-diode-laser-alone-on-occlusion-of-dentinal-tubules
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Anup Raghunath Patil, Siddhartha Varma, Girish Suragimath, Keshava Abbayya, Sameer Anil Zope, Vishwajeet Kale
INTRODUCTION: Dentinal Hypersensitivity (DH) is one of the most commonly encountered clinical problems. Literature reveals no specific therapy to satisfactorily eliminate dentinal hypersensitivity. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of iontophoresis with 0.33% Sodium Fluoride (NaF) gel and diode laser alone in dentinal tubule occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This in vitro study included 20 teeth with intact root surfaces unaltered by extraction procedure for specimen preparation...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956468/non-ionic-surfactant-based-vesicular-drug-delivery-system-for-topical-delivery-of-caffeine-for-treatment-of-cellulite-design-formulation-characterization-histological-anti-cellulite-activity-and-pharmacokinetic-evaluation
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Mahmoud H Teaima, Sally A Abdelhalim, Mohamed A El-Nabarawi, Dalia A Attia, Doaa A Helal
Cellulite is a common topographical alteration where skin acquires an orange peel or mattress appearance with alterations in adipose tissue and microcirculation. This work aims to develop and evaluate a topical niosomal gel formulae with good permeation to reach the subcutaneous fat layer. Several caffeine niosomal dispersions were prepared and incorporated into gel formulae using Carbopol 940 polymer, chemical penetration enhancers, and iontophoresis, then the prepared gels were applied onto the skin of rats and anticellulite activity of caffeine from the prepared gels compared to that of the commercial product Cellu Destock(®) was evaluated by histological study of the skin and measurement of plasma level of caffeine passing through the skin using liquid chromatography (LC/MS-MS)...
October 17, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954218/effects-of-insulin-analogs-as-an-add-on-to-metformin-on-cutaneous-microcirculation-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Marinos Fysekidis, Emmanuel Cosson, Karim Takbou, Angela Sutton, Nathalie Charnaux, Isabella Banu, Eric Vicaut, Paul Valensi
BACKGROUND: A single insulin injection was shown to improve microcirculatory blood flow. Our aim was to examine the effects of 4weeks of insulin therapy by three randomly assigned insulin analog regimens (Detemir, Aspart, and their combination) on cutaneous blood flow (CBF) and microcirculatory endothelial function as an add-on to metformin in type 2 diabetic patients poorly controlled on oral antidiabetic treatment. METHODS: Fourty-two type 2 diabetic patients with no history of cardiovascular disease in secondary failure to oral antidiabetic agents had CBF measurements before and after acetylcholine (Ach) iontophoretic administration...
September 24, 2017: Microvascular Research
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