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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645793/biocompatible-polymer-microneedle-for-transdermal-delivery-of-tranexamic-acid
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S A Machekposhti, M Soltani, P Najafizadeh, S A Ebrahimi, P Chen
Recently-introduced biocompatible polymeric microneedles offer an efficient method for drug delivery. Tranexamic acid is a novel drug for treating melasma that is administered both locally and orally and inhibits excessive melanin via melanocyte. The tranexamic acid biocompatible polymer microneedle used in this study was fabricated from PVP and methacrylic acid, using the lithography method. The required mechanical strength to pierce skin was attained by optimizing the ratio of PVP to methacrylic acid. Acute dermal toxicity was done, and drug diffusion in skin layers was simulated by calculating the diffusion coefficient of tranexamic acid in interstitial fluid (plasma)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644392/development-of-bone-targeting-drugs
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REVIEW
Molly Stapleton, Kazuki Sawamoto, Carlos J Alméciga-Díaz, William G Mackenzie, Robert W Mason, Tadao Orii, Shunji Tomatsu
The skeletal system, comprising bones, ligaments, cartilage and their connective tissues, is critical for the structure and support of the body. Diseases that affect the skeletal system can be difficult to treat, mainly because of the avascular cartilage region. Targeting drugs to the site of action can not only increase efficacy but also reduce toxicity. Bone-targeting drugs are designed with either of two general targeting moieties, aimed at the entire skeletal system or a specific cell type. Most bone-targeting drugs utilize an affinity to hydroxyapatite, a major component of the bone matrix that includes a high concentration of positively-charged Ca(2+)...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641266/an-approach-to-identifying-phenomena-accompanying-micro-and-nanoparticles-in-contact-with-irregular-vessel-walls
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K Talaska, A Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this manuscript is to present the method for determining the nature and values of the forces needed to set micro and nanoparticles sitting immobile at the blood vessel wall in motion. METHODS: The problem was tackled in two ways. Microparticles were examined as objects coming into contact with the wall with the actual large arteriole-type vessel structure. The forces acting on microparticles 10 μm, 30 μm and 50 μm in diameter were determined: drag force FD, lift force FL, electrostatic force FE and gravity force FG...
June 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640590/chlorin-e6-functionalized-theranostic-multistage-nanovectors-transported-by-stem-cells-for-effective-photodynamic-therapy
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Simo Näkki, Jonathan Martinez, Michael Evangelopoulos, Wujun Xu, Vesa-Pekka Lehto, Ennio Tasciotti
Approaches to achieve site-specific and targeted delivery that provide an effective solution to reduce negative, off target side-effects are urgently needed for cancer therapy. Here, we utilized a Trojan horse-like strategy to carry photosensitizer Chlorin e6 conjugated porous silicon multistage nanovectors with tumor homing mesenchymal stem cells for targeted photodynamic therapy and diagnosis. The inherent versatility of multistage nanovectors permitted the conjugation of photosensitizers to enable precise cell death induction (60%) upon photodynamic therapy, while simultaneously retaining the loading capacity to load various payloads, such as antitumor drugs and diagnostic nanoparticles...
June 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639052/gentamicin-loaded-polysaccharide-membranes-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-post-operative-wound-infections-in-the-skeletal-system
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Urszula Cibor, Małgorzata Krok-Borkowicz, Monika Brzychczy-Włoch, Łucja Rumian, Krzysztof Pietryga, Dominika Kulig, Wojciech Chrzanowski, Elżbieta Pamuła
PURPOSE: To develop polysaccharide-based membranes that allow controlled and localized delivery of gentamicin for the treatment of post-operative bone infections. METHODS: Membranes made of gellan gum (GUM), sodium alginate (ALG), GUM and ALG crosslinked with calcium ions (GUM + Ca and ALG + Ca, respectively) as well as reference collagen (COL) were produced by freeze-drying. Mechanical properties, drug release, antimicrobial activity and cytocompatibility of the membranes were assessed...
June 21, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638116/laser-ultrasonic-delivery-of-agents-into-articular-cartilage
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Heikki J Nieminen, Gonçalo Barreto, Mikko A Finnilä, Alejandro García-Pérez, Ari Salmi, Sanjeev Ranjan, Kari K Eklund, Kenneth P H Pritzker, Simo Saarakkala, Edward Hæggström
Research is ongoing to develop drug therapies to manage osteoarthritis (OA) and articular cartilage (AC) injuries. However, means to deliver drug to localized AC lesions are highly limited and not clinically available. This study investigates the capability of laser ultrasound (laser-induced plasma sound source) to deliver agents (methylene blue, MB, in PBS) into bovine AC. Treatment samples (n = 10) were immersed in MB solution simultaneously with LU exposure, while adjacent control 1 tissue (n = 10) was pre-treated with LU followed by immersion in MB and adjacent control 2 tissue (n = 10) was only immersed in MB...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636892/topical-bioavailability-of-diclofenac-from-locally-acting-dermatological-formulations
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S F Cordery, A Pensado, W S Chiu, M Z Shehab, A L Bunge, M B Delgado-Charro, R H Guy
Assessment of the bioavailability of topically applied drugs designed to act within or beneath the skin is a challenging objective. A number of different, but potentially complementary, techniques are under evaluation. The objective of this work was to evaluate in vitro skin penetration and stratum corneum tape-stripping in vivo as tools with which to measure topical diclofenac bioavailability from three approved and commercialized products (two gels and one solution). Drug uptake into, and its subsequent clearance from, the stratum corneum of human volunteers was used to estimate the input rate of diclofenac into the viable skin layers...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636088/multicompartment-drug-release-system-for-dynamic-modulation-of-tissue-responses
#8
Aaron H Morris, Rajwant S Mahal, Jillian Udell, Michelle Wu, Themis R Kyriakides
Pharmacological modulation of responses to injury is complicated by the need to deliver multiple drugs with spatiotemporal resolution. Here, a novel controlled delivery system containing three separate compartments with each releasing its contents over different timescales is fabricated. Core-shell electrospun fibers create two of the compartments in the system, while electrosprayed spheres create the third. Utility is demonstrated by targeting the foreign body response to implants because it is a dynamic process resulting in implant failure...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634084/drug-delivery-to-melanoma-brain-metastases-can-current-challenges-lead-to-new-opportunities
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Gautham Gampa, Shruthi Vaidhyanathan, Jann N Sarkaria, William F Elmquist
Melanoma has a high propensity to metastasize to the brain, and patients with melanoma brain metastases (MBM) have an extremely poor prognosis. The recent approval of several molecularly-targeted agents (e.g., BRAF, MEK inhibitors) and biologics (anti-CTLA-4, anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 antibodies) has brought new hope to patients suffering from this formerly untreatable and lethal disease. Importantly, there have been recent reports of success in some clinical studies examining the efficacy of both targeted agents and immunotherapies that show similar response rates in both brain metastases and extracranial disease...
June 17, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631896/boric-acid-gel-as-local-drug-delivery-in-the-treatment-of-class-ii-furcation-defects-in-chronic-periodontitis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Sandeep Singhal, Avani Raju Pradeep, Dharmendra Kanoriya, Shruti Garg, Vibhuti Garg
AIM: Boric acid (BA) exhibits antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, as well as osteoblastic, activity. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy of 0.75% BA gel as a local drug-delivery system in adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) for the treatment of class II furcation defects in comparison with placebo gel. METHODS: A total of 48 mandibular class II furcation defects were randomized and treated with either 0.75% BA gel or placebo gel. Clinical parameters were recorded at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months, while radiographic parameters were recorded at baseline and 6 months...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631792/nanoscopic-dynamics-of-bicontinous-microemulsions-effect-of-membrane-associated-protein
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V K Sharma, Douglas G Hayes, Volker S Urban, Hugh M O'Neill, M Tyagi, E Mamontov
Bicontinous microemulsions (BμE) generally consist of nanodomains formed by surfactant in a mixture of water and oil at nearly equal proportions and are potential candidates for the solubilization and purification of membrane proteins. Here we present the first time report of nanoscopic dynamics of surfactant monolayers within BμEs formed by the anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) measured on the nanosecond to picosecond time scale using quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS). BμEs investigated herein consisted of middle phases isolated from Winsor-III microemulsion systems that were formed by mixing aqueous and oil solutions under optimal conditions...
June 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629059/versatile-quarto-stimuli-nanostructure-based-on-trojan-horse-approach-for-cancer-therapy-synthesis-characterization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Eleni K Efthimiadou, Eirini Fragogeorgi, Lazaros Palamaris, Theodoros Karampelas, Pavlos Lelovas, George Loudos, Constantin Tamvakopoulos, Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, George Kordas
Nanostructured delivery and diagnostic systems that induces specific targeting properties by exploiting the local physicochemical tumour characteristics will be evaluated is the present work. It is well known that cancer cells have specific physicochemical characteristics, which can be taken into consideration for the design of a broad spectrum of drug delivery systems (DDS). Some of those characteristics including the different temperature environment their susceptibility when temperature ranges between 40 and 43°C where cell apoptosis is induced, the intra- and extra-cellular pH which varies from 6...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629009/surgical-suture-braided-with-a-diclofenac-loaded-strand-of-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-for-local-sustained-pain-mitigation
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Beom Kang Huh, Byung Hwi Kim, Se-Na Kim, Chun Gwon Park, Seung Ho Lee, Ka Ryeong Kim, Chan Yeong Heo, Young Bin Choy
In this work, we propose a surgical suture that can sustainably release diclofenac (DF) for the local pain relief of surgical wounds. We separately fabricated a DF-loaded strand composed of a biodegradable polymer, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), which was then braided with a surgical suture already in clinical use, i.e., VICRYL™. In this way, the drug-delivery suture presented herein could release DF in a sustained manner for 10days while maintaining the mechanical strength needed for wound closure...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627940/delivery-of-drugs-growth-factors-genes-and-stem-cells-via-intrapericardial-epicardial-and-intramyocardial-routes-for-sustained-local-targeted-therapy-of-myocardial-disease
#14
M G Katz, A S Fargnoli, R J Hajjar, C R Bridges
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June 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627673/release-characteristics-of-bone%C3%A2-like-hydroxyapatite-poly-amino-acid-loaded-with-rifapentine-microspheres-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Yuwu Liu, Jiming Zhu, Dianming Jiang
Bone-like hydroxyapatite/poly amino acid (BHA/PAA) is a potential bone repair material. Rifapentine-loaded poly(lactic‑co‑glycolic acid) microspheres (RPMs) are bioactive and efficient controlled‑release delivery systems used in vitro. The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vivo drug release characteristics of RPM‑loaded BHA/PAA on a rabbit model of bone defect. RPM was combined with BHA/PAA to obtain the drug‑loaded, slow‑releasing bioactive material. Bone defects were generated in New Zealand white rabbits and the rabbits were then implanted with RPM‑loaded BHA/PAA...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625402/comparison-between-catheter-based-delivery-of-paclitaxel-after-bare-metal-stenting-and-drug-eluting-stents-in-coronary-artery-disease-patients-at-high-risk-for-in-stent-restenosis
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Mostafa El-Mokadem, Mohamed El-Ramly, Amr Hassan, Hesham Boshra, Amir AbdelWahab
BACKGROUND: Drug eluting stents reduce the risk of in-stent restenosis but delay healing of the vascular wall. Recent data on late and very late stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation have raised concerns about the long-term safety. High lipophilicity of paclitaxel promotes rapid cellular uptake and prolongs its action. This makes paclitaxel a very promising candidate for local drug therapy intended to inhibit the proliferative and migratory processes involved in restenosis following PCI...
May 31, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625301/maintenance-of-epidural-labour-analgesia-the-old-the-new-and-the-future
#17
REVIEW
Ban Leong Sng, Alex Tiong Heng Sia
Neuraxial analgesia is considered the gold standard in labour analgesia, providing the most effective pain relief during childbirth. Improvements have enhanced the efficacy and safety of epidural analgesia through better drugs, techniques and delivery systems. This review describes the history of epidural labour analgesia and recent improvements in labour epidural analgesia. We discuss the role of the combined spinal epidural technique, low-concentration local anaesthetic-opioid epidural solutions, patient-controlled epidural analgesia, and programmed intermittent or automated mandatory boluses in the maintenance of epidural labour analgesia...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619453/poly-ethylene-oxide-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-films-for-oromucosal-delivery-of-hydrophilic-drugs
#18
Ivana d'Angelo, Aurore Fraix, Francesca Ungaro, Fabiana Quaglia, Agnese Miro
In this study, we highlight the potential of the mucoadhesive film made from a poly(ethylene oxide)/hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (PEO/CD) mixture in the oromucosal delivery of hydrophilic drugs, with a specific focus on dexamethasone phosphate disodium salt (Dexa). CD formed a complex with Dexa in solution and did not interact with mucin as highlighted from the spectrophotometric and spectrofluorimetric analysis. Similarly, CD and PEO did not affect mucin conformation, suggesting no direct interaction between the unstirred water layer and film components...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619283/preparation-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-assessment-of-wet-spun-gemcitabine-loaded-polymeric-fibers-towards-localized-drug-delivery-for-the-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Samantha J Wade, Amanda Zuzic, Javad Foroughi, Sepehr Talebian, Morteza Aghmesheh, Simon E Moulton, Kara L Vine
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There has been minimal improvement in the prognosis of pancreatic cancer cases in the past 3 decades highlighting the crucial need for more effective therapeutic approaches. A drug delivery system capable of locally delivering high concentrations of chemotherapeutics directly at the site of the tumor is clearly required. The aim of this study was to fabricate and characterize the biophysical properties of gemcitabine-eluting wet-spun polymeric fibers for localized drug delivery applications...
June 3, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618985/dendrimers-general-aspects-applications-and-structural-exploitations-as-prodrug-drug-delivery-vehicles-in-current-medicine
#20
Merina Mariyam, Kajal Ghosal, Anne George, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Mahima S Latha
Dendrimers are hyper branched macro molecules with well-defined structure and high degree of functionality on the surface. The dendrimer architecture allows control over properties such as shape, size, density, polarity, reactivity, solubility etc. This can be manipulated to design molecules with desired properties in biomedical applications. Recent advancement in correlating structure to biodegradability and invivo performance opens up new avenue for these molecules in biological applications like drug delivery and tissue engineering...
May 11, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
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