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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212884/desipramine-decreases-expression-of-human-and-murine-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenases
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Alexandra K Brooks, Tiffany M Janda, Marcus A Lawson, Jennifer L Rytych, Robin A Smith, Cecilia Ocampo-Solis, Robert H McCusker
Abundant evidence connects depression symptomology with immune system activation, stress and subsequently elevated levels of kynurenine. Anti-depressants, such as the tricyclic norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor desipramine (Desip), were developed under the premise that increasing extracellular neurotransmitter level was the sole mechanism by which they alleviate depressive symptomologies. However, evidence suggests that anti-depressants have additional actions that contribute to their therapeutic potential...
February 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212354/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-oxidative-stress-response-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats-and-the-expression-of-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-icam-1-and-s100b
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Yanwen Li, Shikun Liu
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury of whole brain involves a complicated pathophysiology mechanism. Dexmedetomidine (Dex) has been shown to have neuro protective functions. This study observed the effect of Dex on serum S100B and cerebral intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in a rat model of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS Healthy Sprague Dawley (SD) rats (males, 7 weeks old) were randomly divided into sham, model, and Dex groups (n=20 each). A cerebral ischemia-reperfusion model was prepared by clipping of the bilateral common carotid artery combined with hypotension...
February 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208166/incidence-and-visual-outcomes-of-culture-proven-endophthalmitis-following-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant
#3
Maxwell S Stem, Bozho Todorich, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Antonio Capone, George A Williams, Alan J Ruby
Importance: The rate of endophthalmitis following dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX) has varied in large clinical trials. Furthermore, to our knowledge, the optimal management of eyes with endophthalmitis associated with DEX has not been established. Objective: To report the incidence of culture-proven endophthalmitis in a single vitreoretinal practice over the course of 3 years and describe the clinical outcomes associated with each case of endophthalmitis...
February 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207529/comparison-of-the-pro-postoperative-analgesia-of-intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-with-and-without-loading-dose-following-general-anesthesia-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#4
Wei Fan, Haikou Yang, Yong Sun, Jun Zhang, Guangming Li, Ying Zheng, Yi Liu
Intraoperative dexemdetomidine (DEX) with or without loading dose is well-established to improve postoperative pain control in patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). This study was designed to compare the pro-analgesia effect between the 2 in patients received general anesthesia.Seventy patients shceduced abdominal surgery under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into 3 groups which were maintained using propofol/remifentanil/Ringer solution (PRR), propofol/remifentanil/dexmedetomidine with (PRDw) or without (PRDo) a loading dose of dexmedetomidine before induction...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199885/evaluation-of-polyesteramide-pea-and-polyester-plga-microspheres-as-intravitreal-drug-delivery-systems-in-albino-rats
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Tobias Peters, Seong-Woo Kim, Vinicius Castro, Krunoslav Stingl, Torsten Strasser, Sylvia Bolz, Ulrich Schraermeyer, George Mihov, MengMeng Zong, Vanessa Andres-Guerrero, Rocio Herrero Vanrell, Aylvin A Dias, Neil R Cameron, Eberhart Zrenner
PURPOSE: To study the suitability of injectable microspheres based on poly(ester amide) (PEA) or poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) as potential vehicles for intravitreal drug delivery in rat eyes. Dexamethasone-loaded PEA microspheres (PEA + DEX) were also evaluated. METHODS: Forty male Sprague Dawley rats were divided into four groups that received different intravitreally injected microspheres: PEA group (n = 12); PLGA group (n = 12); PEA + DEX group (n = 8); and control group (no injection, n = 8)...
February 7, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196056/effect-of-an-intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-on-diabetic-macular-edema-after-cataract-surgery
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Pilar Calvo, Antonio Ferreras, Fadwa Al Adel, Wantanee Dangboon, Michael H Brent
PURPOSE: To analyze the effects of a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX; Ozurdex 700 μg; Allergan) administered immediately after cataract surgery in diabetic patients. METHODS: This prospective, single-arm, open label study (NCT01748487 at ClinicalTrials.gov) involved Type 2 diabetic patients with at least mild diabetic retinopathy (DR) who underwent cataract surgery and DEX insertion after phacoemulsification, and intraocular lens implantation were enrolled...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192201/the-natural-product-bergenin-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-nf-kappab-activition
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Shengqian Yang, Ziru Yu, Lin Wang, Tianyi Yuan, Xue Wang, Xue Zhang, Jinhua Wang, Yang Lv, Guanhua Du
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bergenin, an active constituent of the plants of the genus Bergenia, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects in the treatment of chronic bronchitis and chronic gastritis clinically. However, its therapeutic effect on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and its potential mechanisms of actions were still unkown. AIM OF THIS STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of bergenin on murine model of acute lung injury induced by LPS and also to explore its potential mechanisms...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186630/cascade-convolutional-neural-networks-for-automatic-detection-of-thyroid-nodules-in-ultrasound-images
#8
Jinlian Ma, Fa Wu, Tian'an Jiang, Jiang Zhu, Dexing Kong
PURPOSE: It is very important for calculation of clinical indices and diagnosis to detect thyroid nodules from ultrasound images. However, this task is a challenge mainly due to heterogeneous thyroid nodules with distinct components are similar to background in ultrasound images. In this study, we employ cascade deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to develop and evaluate a fully automatic detection of thyroid nodules from 2D ultrasound images. METHODS: Our cascade CNNs are a type of hybrid model, consisting of two different CNNs and a new splitting method...
February 10, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183600/injectable-dextran-hydrogels-fabricated-by-metal-free-click-chemistry-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Xiaoyu Wang, Zihan Li, Ting Shi, Peng Zhao, Kangkang An, Chao Lin, Hongwei Liu
Injectable dextran-based hydrogels were prepared for the first time by bioorthogonal click chemistry for cartilage tissue engineering. Click-crosslinked injectable hydrogels based on cyto-compatible dextran (Mw=10kDa) were successfully fabricated under physiological conditions by metal-free alkyne-azide cycloaddition (click) reaction between azadibenzocyclooctyne-modified dextran (Dex-ADIBO) and azide-modified dextran (Dex-N3). Gelation time of these dextran hydrogels could be regulated in the range of approximately 1...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182690/impact-of-dexmedetomidine-on-the-incidence-of-delirium-in-elderly-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Xue Li, Jing Yang, Xiao-Lu Nie, Yan Zhang, Xue-Ying Li, Li-Huan Li, Dong-Xin Wang, Daqing Ma
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a frequent complication after cardiac surgery and its occurrence is associated with poor outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of perioperative dexmedetomidine administration on the incidence of delirium in elderly patients after cardiac surgery. METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled trial was conducted in two tertiary hospitals in Beijing between December 1, 2014 and July 19, 2015. Eligible patients were randomized into two groups...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178857/dietary-2-oxoglutarate-prevents-bone-loss-caused-by-neonatal-treatment-with-maximal-dexamethasone-dose
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Piotr Dobrowolski, Ewa Tomaszewska, Siemowit Muszyński, Tomasz Blicharski, Stefan G Pierzynowski
Synthetic glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely used in the variety of dosages for treatment of premature infants with chronic lung disease, respiratory distress syndrome, allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Yet, adverse effects such as glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and growth retardation are recognized. Conversely, 2-oxoglutarate (2-Ox), a precursor of glutamine, glutamate, and collagen amino acids, exerts protective effects on bone development. Our aim was to elucidate the effect of dietary administered 2-Ox on bone loss caused by neonatal treatment with clinically relevant maximal therapeutic dexamethasone (Dex) dose...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173746/neurodegenerative-changes-and-neuroapoptosis-induced-by-systemic-lipopolysaccharide-administration-are-reversed-by-dexmedetomidine-treatment-in-mice
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Qiaoqing Ning, Zhaoguo Liu, Xiuhua Wang, Ruyi Zhang, Jing Zhang, Meizi Yang, Hongliu Sun, Fang Han, Wenxiang Zhao, Xiuli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) is a frequent and nasty complication of sepsis, associated with patients increased risk of death and long-term brain dysfunctions. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the effect of dexmedetomidine (Dex), an anesthetic adjuvant, on the development of SAE. METHODS: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 10 mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected to male BALB/c mice to induce sepsis. Dex (25 μg/kg) was given intraperitoneally immediately after LPS injection...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167369/post-dexamethasone-serum-copeptin-corresponds-to-hpa-axis-responsiveness-in-human-obesity
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Christian Schinke, Swen Hesse, Muriel Stoppe, Klara Meyer, Elisa Schmidt, Johannes Orthgiess, Lukas Bechmann, Anke Bresch, Michael Rullmann, Julia Luthardt, Osama Sabri, Matthias Blüher, Jürgen Kratzsch, Florian Then Bergh
CONTEXT: Increased activities of the arginine-vasopressin (AVP) system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis were shown to be associated with human obesity, but relationships between these systems in obesity remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess HPA axis responsiveness and its relation to serum concentrations of the AVP-surrogate copeptin in subjects with obesity (OB) in comparison to non-obesity controls (NOC). METHODS: In a cross-sectional monocentric study, thirty-nine OB (f/m 25/14; age 36...
January 16, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167045/dexamethasone-induced-ocular-hypertension-in-mice-effects-of-myocilin-and-route-of-administration
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Gaurang C Patel, Tien N Phan, Prabhavathi Maddineni, Ramesh B Kasetti, J Cameron Millar, Abbot F Clark, Gulab S Zode
Glucocorticoid (GC)-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) is a serious adverse effect of prolonged GC therapy that can lead to iatrogenic glaucoma and permanent vision loss. An appropriate mouse model can help us understand precise molecular mechanisms and etiology of GC-induced OHT. We therefore developed a novel, simple, and reproducible mouse model of GC-induced OHT. GC-induced myocilin expression in the trabecular meshwork (TM) has been suggested to play an important role in GC-induced OHT. We further determined whether myocilin contributes to GC-OHT...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161637/ameloblastin-and-enamelin-prevent-osteoclast-formation-by-suppressing-rankl-expression-via-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Wichida Chaweewannakorn, Wataru Ariyoshi, Toshinori Okinaga, Kazumasa Morikawa, Katsura Saeki, Kenshi Maki, Tatsuji Nishihara
Ameloblastin (Ambn) and enamelin (Enam) play a pivotal role in enamel mineralization. Previous studies have demonstrated that these enamel-related gene products also affect bone growth and remodeling; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. In the present study, we examined the effects of Ambn and Enam on the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) expression induced with 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) and dexamethasone (DEX) on mouse bone marrow stromal cell line ST2 cells...
February 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161541/yupingfeng-powder-relieves-the-immune-suppression-induced-by-dexamethasone-in-mice
#16
Yuhua Li, Bin Zheng, Huajie Tian, Xiaotao Xu, Yang Sun, Qibing Mei, Xiaotian Lin, Li Liu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Yupingfeng Powder (YPF), a Chinese medical formula, is used traditionally for allergic diseases and characterized by reducing allergy relapse. In the present study, we attempted to investigate the effect of YPF on the immunity of mice and the possible mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An immunosuppressive mice model induced by Dexamethasone (Dex) was used. Blood samples, spleen and thymus were collected. Then, hematology parameters and organ weight were measured; Phenotypic analyses (CD4(+)/CD8(+)) of lymphocytes were performed using a flow cytometer; Phagocytosis of peritoneal macrophages were evaluated by particle tracers; Spleen lymphocytes were isolated, whose proliferation and apoptosis were assessed...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160077/effectiveness-of-antiemetic-triplet-therapy-with-aprepitant-palonosetron-and-dexamethasone-for-gynecologic-cancer-patients-receiving-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-a-prospective-single-arm-study
#17
Naoto Furukawa, Fuminori Ito
PURPOSE: There is no positive evidence for the efficacy of antiemetic triplet therapy with aprepitant (APR), palonosetron (PALO), and dexamethasone (DEX) for moderate emetogenic chemotherapy, especially for gynecologic malignancies. Thus, the present study evaluated the efficacy of this triplet therapy in patients receiving carboplatin and paclitaxel (CP) for gynecologic malignancy. METHODS: Seventy patients with gynecologic cancer receiving CP were enrolled into a prospective single-arm study with APR (125 mg on day 1, 80 mg on days 2-3), PALO (0...
February 4, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158247/neuroprotective-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-against-hyperoxia-induced-injury-in-the-developing-rat-brain
#18
Stefanie Endesfelder, Hanan Makki, Clarissa von Haefen, Claudia D Spies, Christoph Bührer, Marco Sifringer
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a highly selective agonist of α2-receptors with sedative, anxiolytic, and analgesic properties. Neuroprotective effects of dexmedetomidine have been reported in various brain injury models. In the present study, we investigated the effects of dexmedetomidine on hippocampal neurogenesis, specifically the proliferation capacity and maturation of neurons and neuronal plasticity following the induction of hyperoxia in neonatal rats. Six-day old sex-matched Wistar rats were exposed to 80% oxygen or room air for 24 h and treated with 1, 5 or 10 μg/kg of dexmedetomidine or normal saline...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157938/investigation-of-magneto-induced-linear-dichroism-of-magnetic-fluid
#19
Bobo Du, Dexing Yang, Yang Bai, Yuan Yuan, Dong Mao, Wending Zhang, Xiaoyang She
A fiber-optic component is fabricated with etched fiber coated by magnetic fluid (MF) for its evanescent field to be modulated by the MF. The magneto-induced linear dichroism of the MF is investigated under different temperatures with the component. The experimental results show that the MF possesses weak linear dichroism (maximum of 2.37% at 25°C) caused by its sparse magneto-induced chains. Considering the relationships between the linear dichroisms and temperature, there is a transition point of magnetic field at ∼4  mT...
January 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155238/dickkopf-1-is-involved-in-dexamethasone-mediated-hair-follicle-regression
#20
Mi Hee Kwack, Jun Ho Lee, Chang Hoon Seo, Jung Chul Kim, Moon Kyu Kim, Young Kwan Sung
The stress-related neurohormones including glucocorticoids (GCs) are secreted by hair follicles (HFs) and GCs suppress murine hair growth in vivo. In this study, we found that dexamethasone (Dex), a synthetic GC, increased the expression of dickkopf-1 (DKK1), a known catagen inducer, in dermal papilla (DP) cells but not in follicular keratinocytes. The neutralizing DKK1 antibody significantly attenuated the Dex-induced inhibition of human hair shaft elongation. In addition, the neutralizing Dkk1 antibody delayed Dex-induced catagen in mice...
February 3, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
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