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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633107/effects-of-chemical-and-physical-enhancement-techniques-on-transdermal-delivery-of-3-fluoroamphetamine-hydrochloride
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Ashana Puri, Kevin S Murnane, Bruce E Blough, Ajay K Banga
The present study investigated the passive transdermal delivery of 3-fluoroamphetamine hydrochloride (PAL-353) and evaluated the effects of chemical and physical enhancement techniques on its permeation through human skin. In vitro drug permeation studies through dermatomed human skin were performed using Franz diffusion cells. Passive permeation of PAL-353 from propylene glycol and phosphate buffered saline as vehicles was studied. Effect of oleic acid, maltose microneedles, ablative laser, and anodal iontophoresis on its transdermal permeation was investigated...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625890/acute-effects-of-coffee-on-skin-blood-flow-and-microvascular-function
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Erik Tesselaar, Dzeneta Nezirevic Dernroth, Simon Farnebo
OBJECTIVE: Studies on the acute effects of coffee on the microcirculation have shown contradicting results. This study aimed to investigate if intake of caffeine-containing coffee changes blood flow and microvascular reactivity in the skin. METHODS: We measured acute changes in cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) in the forearm and the tip of the finger, the microvascular response to transdermal iontophoresis of acetylcholine (ACh) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and post-occlusive reactive hyperemia (PORH) in the skin, after intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee...
June 15, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625748/comparison-of-liposomal-drug-formulations-for-transdermal-iontophoretic-drug-delivery
#3
K Malinovskaja-Gomez, S Espuelas, M J Garrido, J Hirvonen, T Laaksonen
This study was aimed to evaluate the in vitro transdermal direct/pulsed current iontophoretic delivery of an amphiphilic model compound from various lipid vesicle-encapsulated formulations compared to free-drug formulation. Conventional, pegylated, ultradeformable liposomes (transfersomes) and ethosomes loaded with a negatively charged drug diclofenac sodium (DS) were prepared and characterized. All the liposomes possessed an average size of ≈100-150nm and negative zeta potential. No changes in colloidal stability were detected after 8h incubation of any vesicle formulation under constant or pulsed iontophoretic current...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616421/cystic-fibrosis-prevalence-among-a-group-of-high-risk-children-in-the-main-referral-children-hospital-in-iran
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Mohammad Reza Modaresi, Jamal Faghinia, Mohsen Reisi, Majid Keivanfar, Shiva Navaie, Javad Seyyedi, Faride Baharzade
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about cystic fibrosis (CF) in Iran is very limited. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of CF among a group of high-risk children with suggestive clinical features in the main referral hospital in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study children consisted of 505 patients who had presented with one or more of the following symptoms: chronic or recurrent respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal symptoms as rectal prolapse, steatorrhea, hepatobiliary disease as prolonged jaundice, failure to thrive, hyperglycemia and glycosuria, hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis, hypoprothrombinemia, anemia or edema, and positive family history of CF...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603514/cutaneous-autonomic-pilomotor-testing-to-unveil-the-role-of-neuropathy-progression-in-early-parkinson-s-disease-capture-pd-protocol-for-a-multicenter-study
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Timo Siepmann, Alexandra Pintér, Sylvia J Buchmann, Leonie Stibal, Martin Arndt, Anne Sophie Kubasch, Marie Luise Kubasch, Ana Isabel Penzlin, Elka Frenz, Wagner Zago, Tamás Horváth, Szabolcs Szatmári, Dániel Bereczki, Annamária Takáts, Tjalf Ziemssen, Axel Lipp, Roy Freeman, Heinz Reichmann, Kristian Barlinn, Ben Min-Woo Illigens
BACKGROUND: In Parkinson's disease (PD), alpha-synuclein accumulation in cutaneous autonomic pilomotor and sudomotor nerve fibers has been linked to autonomic nervous system disturbances even in the early stages of the disease. This study aims to assess the association between alpha-synuclein-mediated structural autonomic nerve fiber damage and function in PD, elucidate the role of neuropathy progression during the early disease stages, and test reproducibility and external validity of pilomotor function assessment using quantitative pilomotor axon-reflex test and sudomotor function via quantitative direct and indirect test of sudomotor function...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576637/the-diagnosis-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Kris De Boeck, Francois Vermeulen, Lieven Dupont
Establishing the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF) is straight forward in the majority of patients: they present with a clear clinical picture (most frequently chronic respiratory symptoms plus malabsorption), the sweat chloride value is>60mmol/L and two known disease causing CFTR mutations are identified. In less than 5% of subjects, mainly those with a milder or limited phenotype, the diagnostic process is more complex, because initial diagnostic test results are inconclusive: sweat chloride concentration in the intermediate range, less than 2 CF causing mutations identified or both...
May 30, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576549/computational-and-experimental-model-of-transdermal-iontophorethic-drug-delivery-system
#7
Nenad Filipovic, Igor Saveljic, Vladislav Rac, Beatriz Olalde Graells, Goran Bijelic
The concept of iontophoresis is often applied to increase the transdermal transport of drugs and other bioactive agents into the skin or other tissues. It is a non-invasive drug delivery method which involves electromigration and electroosmosis in addition to diffusion and is shown to be a viable alternative to conventional administration routs such as oral, hypodermic and intravenous injection. In this study we investigated, experimentally and numerically, in vitro drug delivery of dexamethasone sodium phosphate to porcine skin...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566638/prevention-of-uv-induced-melanin-production-by-accumulation-of-redox-nanoparticles-in-the-epidermal-layer-via-iontophoresis
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Kanako Shiota, Susumu Hama, Toru Yoshitomi, Yukio Nagasaki, Kentaro Kogure
UV rays induce melanin production in the skin, which, from a cosmetic point of view, is problematic. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated in the skin upon UV irradiation are thought to be responsible for melanin production. Thus, effective antioxidants are recognized as useful tools for prevention of UV-induced melanin production. Redox nanoparticles (RNPs) containing nitroxide radicals as free radical scavengers were previously developed, and shown to be effective ROS scavengers in the body. RNPs are therefore expected to be useful for effective protection against UV-induced melanin production...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566465/the-stochastic-nature-of-action-potential-backpropagation-in-apical-tuft-dendrites
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Shaina M Short, Katerina D Oikonomou, Wen-Liang L Zhou, Corey D Acker, Marko A Popovic, Dejan Zecevic, Srdjan D Antic
In cortical pyramidal neurons, backpropagating action potentials (bAPs) supply Ca(2+) to synaptic contacts on dendrites. To determine whether the efficacy of AP backpropagation into apical tuft dendrites is stable over time, we performed dendritic Ca(2+) and voltage imaging in rat brain slices. We found that the amplitude of bAP-Ca(2+) in apical tuft branches was unstable, as it varied from trial to trial (termed "bAP-Ca(2+) flickering"). Small perturbations in dendritic physiology, such as spontaneous synaptic inputs, channel inactivation, or temperature-induced changes in channel kinetics, can cause bAP flickering...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546926/iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-crosslinking-using-0-1-riboflavin-for-progressive-keratoconus
#10
Hong-Zhen Jia, Xu Pang, Zheng-Jun Fan, Na Li, Gang Li, Xiu-Jun Peng
AIM: To report the clinical results of iontophoresis-assisted epithelium-on corneal crosslinking (I-CXL) using 0.1% riboflavin in distilled water for progressive keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective clinical study, we examined 94 eyes of 75 patients with progressive keratoconus who were treated with I-CXL using 0.1% riboflavin in distilled water. Best correct visual acuity (BCVA), Scheimpflug tomography, corneal topography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, intraocular pressure, and endothelial cell density were evaluated at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24mo after I-CXL...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473612/evidence-for-%C3%AE-adrenergic-modulation-of-sweating-during-incremental-exercise-in-habitually-trained-males
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Tatsuro Amano, Yosuke Shitara, Naoto Fujii, Yoshimitsu Inoue, Narihiko Kondo
The aim of the present study was to determine β-adrenergic contribution to sweating during incremental exercise in habitually trained males. Nine habitually trained and 11 untrained males performed incremental cycling until exhaustion (20W min(-1)). Bilateral forearm sweat rates (ventilated capsule) were measured at two skin sites that were transdermally administered via iontophoresis with either 1% propranolol (Propranolol, non-selective β-adrenergic antagonist) or saline (Control). Sweat rate was evaluated as a function of both relative (percentage of maximum workload) and absolute exercise intensities...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467991/microvascular-function-and-endothelial-progenitor-cells-in-patients-with-severe-hypercholesterolemia-and-the-familial-hypercholesterolemia-phenotype
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Andrea De Lorenzo, Annie S B Moreira, Fabiana B Muccillo, Marcelo Assad, Eduardo V Tibirica
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and systemic microvascular function in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia, comparing patients with the definite familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) phenotype (DFH) or probable/possible FH phenotype (PFH). There is a large spectrum of atherosclerotic disease between these two clinical phenotypes of FH, and to acquire further knowledge of the pathophysiology of vascular disease in both is desirable. METHODS: Subjects with severe hypercholesterolemia, defined as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) >190 mg/dL, were classified as DFH or PFH and underwent measurement of the number of EPCs by flow cytometry and evaluation of cutaneous microvascular reactivity using a laser speckle contrast-imaging system with iontophoresis of acethylcholine (ACh) or sodium nitroprusside...
May 4, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457877/assessing-cutaneous-microvascular-function-with-iontophoresis-avoiding-non-specific-vasodilation
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Jordan Loader, Matthieu Roustit, Frances Taylor, Richard J MacIsaac, Simon Stewart, Christian Lorenzen, Guillaume Walther
AIM: Iontophoresis of vasoactive agents is commonly used to assess cutaneous microvascular reactivity. However, it is known that iontophoresis can be limited by confounding non-specific vasodilatory effects. Despite this, there is still no standardization of protocols or data expression. Therefore, this study evaluated commonly used protocols of iontophoresis by assessing each for evidence of non-specific vasodilatory effects and examined the reproducibility of those protocols that are free of non-specific responses...
April 28, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450546/nicotinic-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-cholinergic-receptor-influences-on-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortical-neuronal-firing-during-a-working-memory-task
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Yongan Sun, Yang Yang, Veronica C Galvin, Shengtao Yang, Amy F Arnsten, Min Wang
The primate dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) subserves top-down regulation of attention and working memory abilities. Depletion studies show that the neuromodulator acetylcholine (ACh) is essential to dlPFC working memory functions, but the receptor and cellular bases for cholinergic actions are just beginning to be understood. The current study found that nicotinic receptors comprised of α4 and β2 subunits (α4β2-nAChR) enhance the task-related firing of delay and fixation cells in the dlPFC of monkeys performing a working memory task...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444246/lateral-orbitofrontal-cortical-modulation-on-medial-prefrontal-cortex-amygdala-pathway-differential-regulation-of-intra-amygdala-gabaa-and-gabab-receptors
#15
Chun-Hui Chang
Background: The basolateral complex of the amygdala receives inputs from neocortical areas, including the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and lateral orbitofrontal cortex (lOFC). Earlier studies have shown that lOFC activation exerts an inhibitory gating on mPFC-amygdala information flow. Here we examined the individual role of GABAA and GABAB receptors in this process. Methods: In vivo extracellular single-unit recordings were done in anesthetized rats. We searched amygdala neurons that fire in response to mPFC activation, tested lOFC gating at different delays (lOFC-mPFC delays: 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 ms), and examined differential contribution of GABAA and GABAB receptors with iontophoresis...
April 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429515/a-device-to-measure-secretion-of-individual-sweat-glands-for-diagnosis-of-peripheral-neuropathy
#16
Adam J Loavenbruck, James S Hodges, Vincenzo Provitera, Maria Nolano, Gwen Wendelshafer-Crabb, William R Kennedy
INTRODUCTION: There is a need for quantitative, precise assessment of small fiber peripheral nerve function. We tested a customized camera device and protocol designed to quantify secretions of individual sweat glands (SGs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Testing was performed on 178 healthy controls and 20 neuropathy subjects. Sweating was stimulated on a 2.25 cm(2) skin area by iontophoresis of pilocarpine. The camera imaged sweat from 50-400 sweat ducts. We calculated secretion rate of individual SGs, total sweat volume, and number of secreting SGs at four body sites...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426265/transdermal-iontophoresis-patch-with-reverse-electrodialysis
#17
Joon Lee, Kilsung Kwon, Minyoung Kim, Joonhong Min, Nathaniel S Hwang, Won-Serk Kim
Reverse electrodialysis (RED) technology generates energy from the salinity gradient by contacting waters with different salinity. Herein, we develop the disposable skin patch using this eco-friendly energy. The current density, which can be controlled easily without special circuit, is enough to iontophoretic drug delivery. In vitro study, this iontophoretic system enhanced the transdermal delivery of peptide, which is difficult to penetrate the skin barrier by simple diffusion. We design the disposable iontophoretic skin patch using RED system and suggest this patch can be apply on new cosmetic patch or disposable drug patch...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425701/effects-of-glutamate-receptor-activation-on-local-oxygen-changes
#18
Lindsay R Walton, Nick G Boustead, Susan Carroll, R Mark Wightman
Glutamate is ubiquitous throughout the brain and serves as the primary excitatory neurotransmitter. Neurons require energy to fire, and energetic substrates (i.e., O2, glucose) are renewed via cerebral blood flow (CBF) to maintain metabolic homeostasis. Magnetic resonance brain functionality studies rely on the assumption that CBF and neuronal activity are coupled consistently throughout the brain; however, the origin of neuronal activity does not always coincide with signals indicative of energy consumption (e...
May 3, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419120/structural-and-functional-changes-in-the-microcirculation-of-lepromatous-leprosy-patients-observation-using-orthogonal-polarization-spectral-imaging-and-laser-doppler-flowmetry-iontophoresis
#19
Curt Treu, Maria das Graças Coelho de Souza, Omar Lupi, Fernando Lencastre Sicuro, Priscila Alves Maranhão, Luiz Guilherme Kraemer-Aguiar, Eliete Bouskela
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection of skin and peripheral nerves caused by Mycobacterium leprae and is considered the main infectious cause of disability worldwide. Despite the several studies regarding leprosy, little is known about its effects on microvascular structure and function in vivo. Thus, we have aimed to compare skin capillary structure and functional density, cutaneous vasomotion (spontaneous oscillations of arteriolar diameter), which ensures optimal blood flow distribution to skin capillaries) and cutaneous microvascular blood flow and reactivity between ten men with lepromatous leprosy (without any other comorbidity) and ten age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416667/autonomous-sweat-extraction-and-analysis-applied-to-cystic-fibrosis-and-glucose-monitoring-using-a-fully-integrated-wearable-platform
#20
Sam Emaminejad, Wei Gao, Eric Wu, Zoe A Davies, Hnin Yin Yin Nyein, Samyuktha Challa, Sean P Ryan, Hossain M Fahad, Kevin Chen, Ziba Shahpar, Salmonn Talebi, Carlos Milla, Ali Javey, Ronald W Davis
Perspiration-based wearable biosensors facilitate continuous monitoring of individuals' health states with real-time and molecular-level insight. The inherent inaccessibility of sweat in sedentary individuals in large volume (≥10 µL) for on-demand and in situ analysis has limited our ability to capitalize on this noninvasive and rich source of information. A wearable and miniaturized iontophoresis interface is an excellent solution to overcome this barrier. The iontophoresis process involves delivery of stimulating agonists to the sweat glands with the aid of an electrical current...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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