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Min-Chien Cheng, Hsin-I Chiang, Jiunn-Wang Liao, Che-Ming Hung, Ming-Yang Tsai, Yu-Hsin Chen, Jyh-Cherng Ju, Mei-Ping Cheng, Ko-Hua Tso, Yang-Kwang Fan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nonylphenol (NP), a widely used surfactant, on the reproductive performance of male Brown Tsaiya ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) (MBBTDs). Mature MBBTDs (n=100) were treated with NP by daily gavaging of 0, 1 (NP1), 10 (NP10) and 250 (NP250) mg/kg-BW/d for 14 wk. Semen quality, fertilization rate and specific factors in blood plasma were measured. Weights of organs were also measured at 14 wk after NP administration. Ducks from each treatment (n=4) were continually treated with NP thereafter for 12 mo to observe changes of tissue ultrastructure by microscopic examination...
September 27, 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
Smeeta Sardesai, Manoj Biniwale, Fiona Wertheimer, Arlene Garingo, Rangasamy Ramanathan
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) due to surfactant deficiency is the most common cause of respiratory failure in preterm infants. Tremendous progress has been made since the original description that surfactant deficiency is the major cause of RDS. Surfactant therapy has been extensively studied in preterm infants and has been shown to significantly decrease air leaks and neonatal and infant mortality. Synthetic and animal-derived surfactants from bovine as well as porcine origin have been evaluated in randomized controlled trials...
October 5, 2016: Pediatric Research
Jaleh Varshosaz, Mohsen Minayian, Shila Yazdekhasti
Tacrolimus, an immunosuppressive drug has a variable pharmacokinetic and poor oral bioavailability due to poor solubility. The aim of the present study was enhancing the solubility and oral bioavailability of this drug. Tacrolimus nanoparticles were prepared by precipitation anti-solvent evaporation method. The effect of different parameters including: surfactant type, solvent to nonsolvent ratio and drug to surfactant ratio were studied on the particle size, saturated solubility and dissolution rate of the drug...
October 3, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
Faranak Dehghani, Nafiseh Farhadian, Shiva Golmohammadzadeh, Amir Biriaee, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Mohammad Karimi
The aim of this study was to prepare and characterize a new nanocarrier for oral delivery of tamoxifen citrate (TMC) as a lipophilic oral administrated drug. This drug has low oral bioavailability due to its low aqueous solubility. To enhance the solubility of this drug, the microemulsion system was applied in form of oil-in-water. Sesame oil and Tween 80 were used as drug solvent oil and surfactant, respectively. Two different formulations were prepared for this purpose. The first formulation contained edible glycerin as co-surfactant and the second formulation contained Span 80 as a mixed surfactant...
September 27, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Bappaditya Chatterjee, Samah Hamed Almurisi, Ather Ahmed Mahdi Dukhan, Uttam Kumar Mandal, Pinaki Sengupta
Self-emulsifying drug delivery system (SEDDS) is an isotropic mixture of lipid, surfactant and co-surfactant, which forms a fine emulsion when comes in contact of an aqueous medium with mild agitation. SEDDS is considered as a potential platform for oral delivery of hydrophobic drug in order to overcome their poor and irregular bioavailability challenges. In spite of fewer advantages like improved solubility of drug, bypassing lymphatic transport etc., SEDDS faces different controversial issues such as the use of appropriate terminology (self-microemulsifying drug delivery system; SMEDDS or self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery system; SNEDDS), presence of high amount of surfactant, correlation of in vitro model to in vivo studies, lack of human volunteer study and effect of conversion of SEDDS to final administrable dosage form on pharmacokinetic behavior of the drug...
August 15, 2016: Drug Delivery
Vincent Rigo, Caroline Lefebvre, Isabelle Broux
: Less invasive surfactant therapies (LIST) use surfactant instillation through a thin tracheal catheter in spontaneously breathing infants. This review and meta-analysis investigates respiratory outcomes for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome treated with LIST rather than administration of surfactant through an endotracheal tube. Randomised controlled trial (RCT) full texts provided outcome data for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), death or BPD, early CPAP failure, invasive ventilation requirements and usual neonatal morbidities...
September 27, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Abeer Khattab, Lobna Hassanin, Nashwah Zaki
The aim of our investigation is to develop and characterize self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS) of CoQ10 to improve its water solubility, dissolution rate, and bioavailability, and then evaluate its biochemical and physiological effect on liver cirrhosis in rats compared with CoQ10 powder. SNEDDS are isotropic and thermodynamically stable mixture of oil, surfactant, co-surfactant, and drug that form an oil/water nanoemulsion when added to aqueous phases with soft agitation. Upon administration, self-nanoemulsifying system becomes in contact with gastrointestinal fluid and forms o/w nanoemulsion by the aid of gastrointestinal motility...
September 27, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
Rudolph E Sloup, Roberto J Cieza, David B Needle, Robert B Abramovitch, Alfredo G Torres, Christopher M Waters
Escherichia coli biotype O104:H4 recently caused the deadliest E. coli outbreak ever reported. Based on prior results, it was hypothesized that compounds inhibiting biofilm formation by O104:H4 would reduce its pathogenesis. The nonionic surfactants polysorbate 80 (PS80) and polysorbate 20 (PS20) were found to reduce biofilms by ≥ 90% at submicromolar concentrations and elicited nearly complete dispersal of preformed biofilms. PS80 did not significantly impact in vivo colonization in a mouse infection model; however, mice treated with PS80 exhibited almost no intestinal inflammation or tissue damage while untreated mice exhibited robust pathology...
October 2016: Biofouling
Nadia M Morsi, Ahmed A Aboelwafa, Marwa H S Dawoud
Timolol maleate (TiM), a nonselective β-adrenergic blocker, is a potent highly effective agent for management of hypertension. The drug suffers from extensive first pass effect, resulting in a reduction of oral bioavailability (F%) to 50% and a short elimination half-life of 4 h; parameters necessitating its frequent administration. The current study was therefore, designed to formulate and optimize the transfersomal TiM gel for transdermal delivery. TiM loaded transfersomal gel was optimized using two 2(3) full factorial designs; where the effects of egg phosphatidyl choline (PC): surfactant (SAA) molar ratio, solvent volumetric ratio, and the drug amount were evaluated...
September 2016: Journal of Advanced Research
Bruno Fonseca-Santos, Aline Martins Dos Santos, Camila Fernanda Rodero, Maria Palmira Daflon Gremião, Marlus Chorilli
From previous studies, it has been found that curcumin exhibits an anti-inflammatory activity and is being used for the treatment of skin disorders; however, it is hydrophobic and has weak penetrating ability, resulting in poor drug transport through the stratum corneum. The aim of this study was to develop liquid crystalline systems for topical administration of curcumin for the treatment of inflammation. These liquid crystalline systems were developed from oleic acid, polyoxypropylene (5) polyoxyethylene (20) cetyl alcohol, and water as the surfactant, oil phase, and aqueous phase, respectively...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
David G Sweet, Virgilio Carnielli, Gorm Greisen, Mikko Hallman, Eren Ozek, Richard Plavka, Ola Didrik Saugstad, Umberto Simeoni, Christian P Speer, Máximo Vento, Gerard H A Visser, Henry L Halliday
Advances in the management of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) ensure that clinicians must continue to revise current practice. We report the third update of the European Guidelines for the Management of RDS by a European panel of expert neonatologists including input from an expert perinatal obstetrician based on available literature up to the beginning of 2016. Optimizing the outcome for babies with RDS includes consideration of when to use antenatal steroids, and good obstetric practice includes methods of predicting the risk of preterm delivery and also consideration of whether transfer to a perinatal centre is necessary and safe...
September 21, 2016: Neonatology
Nrupa Borkar, René Holm, Mingshi Yang, Anette Müllertz, Huiling Mu
In the present study, the differences in oral absorption of apomorphine and its diester prodrugs and the effect of lipid-based formulations on the absorption of apomorphine or its prodrugs were investigated. Apomorphine, dilauroyl apomorphine (DLA) and dipalmitoyl apomorphine (DPA) were orally administered (0.24mmol/kg) to rats as: DLA-o/w emulsion, DPA-o/w emulsion, apomorphine-o/w emulsion, apomorphine aqueous suspension, DLA-Maisine, DLA-soybean oil, DLA-self-emulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS), and DLA-w/o emulsion...
September 9, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Francisco Humberto Xavier-Junior, Nicolas Huang, Jean-Jacques Vachon, Vera Lucia Garcia Rehder, Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa do Egito, Christine Vauthier
PURPOSE: Aim was to formulate oil-in-water (O/W) microemulsion with a high volume ratio of complex natural oil, i.e. copaiba oil and low surfactant content. The strategy of formulation was based on (i) the selection of surfactants based on predictive calculations of chemical compatibility between their hydrophobic moiety and oil components and (ii) matching the HLB of the surfactants with the required HLB of the oil. METHOD: Solubility parameters of the hydrophobic moiety of the surfactants and of the main components found in the oil were calculated and compared...
September 6, 2016: Pharmaceutical Research
Anne Smits, Liesbeth Thewissen, Alexander Caicedo, Gunnar Naulaers, Karel Allegaert
OBJECTIVE: To define the effective dose for 50% of patients (ED50) of propofol for successful intubation and to determine the rate of successful extubation in those patients with planned intubation, surfactant administration, and immediate extubation (INSURE procedure). In addition, pharmacodynamic effects were assessed. STUDY DESIGN: Neonates (n = 50) treated with propofol for (semi-)elective endotracheal intubation were stratified in 8 strata by postmenstrual and postnatal age...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Nutan Agarwal, Shikha Bathwal, Alka Kriplani, Ashok Deorari, Neerja Bhatla
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of intra-amniotic administration of surfactants in reducing the incidence and severity of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), and the need for postnatal endotracheal surfactant during preterm delivery. METHODS: A prospective pilot study enrolled pregnant women at 28-34 weeks of pregnancy between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014 who were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to a control group or to receive intra-amniotic surfactant (3mL) administered under ultrasonography guidance within 2-8 hours of expected delivery...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
S Al Omar, H Salama, M Al Hail, H Al Rifai, M Bunahia, W El Kasem, F J Siddiqui, M Dilawar, H Yassin, F Masud, A Mohamed, A Mansour
INTRODUCTION: Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) is the standard therapy for infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). Recently, sildenafil has been evaluated as an alternative or adjunctive pulmonary vasodilator. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of adding sildenafil as an early adjunctive therapy together with iNO when treating newborns with PPHN and/or hypoxemic respiratory failure. METHODS: This is a randomized placebo trial on newborns with gestational age > 34 weeks, postnatal age < 48 hours, and diagnosed with PPHN (oxygen index (OI) ≥ 20)...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Steven A Zdravkovic
It has been reported that the presence of polysorbate 80 in a pharmaceutical product's formulation may increase the number and/or amount of impurities leached from materials used during its manufacture, storage, and/or administration. However, it is uncertain if/how the solubilization properties of this surfactant compare to non-surfactant solvent systems. The goal of this study is to provide insight into this area of uncertainty by comparing the solubilization properties of polysorbate 80 to those of isopropanol/water solutions while in contact with a plasticized polyvinylchloride parenteral delivery bag, a single-use type manufacturing bag, and a polypropylene bottle...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jute Richter, Julio Jimenez, Taro Nagatomo, Jaan Toelen, Paul Brady, Thomas Salaets, Flore Lesage, Jeroen Vanoirbeek, Jan Deprest
BACKGROUND: The administration of supplemental oxygen to treat ventilatory insufficiency may lead to the formation of reactive oxygen species and subsequent tissue damage. Cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) can modulate hyperoxic lung injury by a currently unknown mechanism. Our objective was to evaluate the effect of administration of omeprazole on the induction of CYP1A1 and its influence on hyperoxic lung injury in an established preterm rabbit model. METHODS: Omeprazole was administered either (1) directly to the fetus, (2) to the mother or (3) after birth to the pups in different doses (2-10 or 20 mg/kg)...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Virginia Mirra, Sergio Bernasconi
This review focuses key advances in different pediatric fields that were published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2015. Weaning studies continue to show promise for preventing food allergy. New diagnostic tools are available for identifying the allergic origin of allergic-like symptoms. Advances have been reported in obesity, short stature and autoimmune endocrine disorders. New molecules are offered to reduce weight gain and insulin-resistance in obese children. Regional investigations may provide suggestions for preventing short stature...
August 27, 2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Daniele R Nogueira-Librelotto, Laís E Scheeren, M Pilar Vinardell, Montserrat Mitjans, Clarice M B Rolim
Delivery systems with pH-responsiveness behavior are of particular interest because they could allow exploring the various pH gradients within the body, for example, between healthy tissue and tumor tissue, or between extracellular tissue and some cell compartments. Likewise, modifications in nanocarriers with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and poloxamer could be a potential approach to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments. On these premises, we prepared pH-responsive DOX-loaded chitosan-tripolyphosphate nanoparticles (NPs), modified or not with PEG or poloxamer, and incorporating an anionic dyacyl lysine-based surfactant with sodium counterion (77KS) as a pH-sensitive adjuvant...
November 1, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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