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Polyethylene Glycol 3350

Shail M Govani, Eric E Elliott, Stacy B Menees, Stephanie L Judd, Sameer D Saini, Constantinos P Anastassiades, Annette L Urganus, Suzanna J Boyce, Philip S Schoenfeld
AIM: To identify risk factors for a suboptimal preparation among a population undergoing screening or surveillance colonoscopy. METHODS: Retrospective review of the University of Michigan and Veteran's Administration (VA) Hospital records from 2009 to identify patients age 50 and older who underwent screening or surveillance procedure and had resection of polyps less than 1 cm in size and no more than 2 polyps. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease or a family history of colorectal cancer were excluded...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Swapnil Sharadkumar Chudiwal, Mohamed Hassan G Dehghan
The objective of the present study was to design and develop drug-device combination product in particular flunisolide nasal spray using quality by design (QbD) approach. Quality target product profile (QTPP) of flunisolide nasal spray was defined and critical quality attributes (CQAs) i.e. viscosity (cp) (Y1) and D50 DSD (µm) (Y2) were identified. Potential risk factors were identified using a fish bone diagram and failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) tools. Plackett Burman and Box Behnken design were used for screening the significant factors and optimizing the variables range respectively...
September 10, 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Gladys Rosario Ramos Yacasi, María Luisa García López, Marta Espina García, Alexander Parra Coca, Ana Cristina Calpena Campmany
This study investigated the suspension of poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles as an ocular delivery system for flurbiprofen (FB-PεCL-NPs) in order to overcome the associated problems, such as stability, sterility, tolerance, and efficacy, with two different FB-PεCL-NP formulations. The formulations were stabilized with poloxamer 188 (1.66% and 3.5%) and submitted individually for freeze-drying and γ-irradiation with polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG3350) and d-(+)-trehalose (TRE). Both formulations satisfied criteria according to all physicochemical parameters required for ocular pharmaceuticals...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Brian J Carlisle, Garrett Craft, Julie P Harmon, Alina Ilkevitch, Jenik Nicoghosian, Inna Sheyner, Jonathan T Stewart
Clinicians commonly encounter dysphagia and constipation in a skilled nursing population. Increasing the viscosity of liquids, usually with a starch- or xanthan gum-based thickener, serves as a key intervention for patients with dysphagia. We report a newly identified and potentially dangerous interaction between polyethylene glycol 3350 laxative (PEG) and starch-thickened liquids. A patient requiring nectar-thickened liquids became constipated, and medical staff prescribed PEG for constipation. His nurse observed that the thickened apple juice immediately thinned to near-water consistency when PEG was added...
September 1, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
So Hee Lee, Sun Hyuk Hwang, Jin Soo Park, Hae Sim Park, Yoo Seob Shin
Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are believed to be chemically inert agents, but larger PEG polymers could have immunogenicity. A 39-year-old man was referred to emergency room for loss of consciousness and dyspnea after taking of PEG-3350 (Colyte®). In laboratory findings, the initial serum tryptase level was increased to 91.9 mg/L (normal range: 0.00-11.40 mg/L) without any other laboratory abnormalities. The intradermal test with 10 mg/mL Colyte® showed a 5 × 5 mm wheal, but basophil activation and histamine releasability tests were negative...
October 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Autumn L Edenfield, Nazema Y Siddiqui, Jennifer M Wu, Alexis A Dieter, Melissa A Garrett, Anthony G Visco
OBJECTIVE: To compare time to first bowel movement and additional gastrointestinal outcomes between women receiving polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG3350) and docusate sodium and docusate sodium alone after urogynecologic surgery. METHODS: Participants received twice-daily 100 mg docusate sodium and were randomized to daily 1) PEG3350 or 2) inert placebo for 5 days after urogynecologic surgery. They completed bowel diaries, Bristol stool scale, validated Patient Assessment of Constipation Symptom Questionnaire, and Patient Assessment of Constipation Quality-of-Life Questionnaire preoperatively and 1 week after surgery...
September 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mohammad Mubinur Rahman, Martina Andberg, Anu Koivula, Juha Rouvinen, Nina Hakulinen
L-Arabinonate dehydratase (EC and D-xylonate dehydratase (EC are two enzymes that are involved in a nonphosphorylative oxidation pathway of pentose sugars. L-Arabinonate dehydratase converts L-arabinonate into 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-L-arabinonate, and D-xylonate dehydratase catalyzes the dehydration of D-xylonate to 2-dehydro-3-deoxy-D-xylonate. L-Arabinonate and D-xylonate dehydratases belong to the IlvD/EDD family, together with 6-phosphogluconate dehydratases and dihydroxyacid dehydratases...
August 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
Thomas McGraw
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and tolerability of aqueous solution concentrate (ASC) of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 in patients with functional constipation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients who met Rome III diagnostic criteria for functional constipation were randomized in this multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blind study to receive once daily dose of PEG 3350 (17 g) ASC or placebo solution for 14 days. The study comprised a screening period (visit 1), endoscopy procedure (visits 2 and 3), and followup telephone calls 30 days post-treatment...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Michael Hodgman, Michael G Holland, Ulrich Englich, Susan M Wojcik, William D Grant, Erich Leitner
INTRODUCTION: Whole bowel irrigation (WBI) is a management option for overdose of medications poorly adsorbed to activated charcoal, with modified release properties, or for body packers. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a mixture of ethylene oxide polymers of varying molecular weight. PEG with an average molecular weight of 3350 g/mol is used for WBI. PEG electrolyte lavage solution has been shown in vitro to hasten the dissolution of acetaminophen. The impact of PEG on the pharmacokinetics of extended release pharmaceuticals is unknown...
June 13, 2016: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
P B Miner, M Camilleri, D Burton, H Achenbach, H Wan, J Dragone, B Mellgard
BACKGROUND: This study compared prucalopride, a selective, prokinetic, 5-HT4 receptor agonist, with polyethylene glycol 3350 + electrolytes (PEG3350), an osmotic laxative, on colonic motility parameters, primarily high-amplitude propagating contractions (HAPCs) in patients with chronic constipation. METHODS: This randomized, cross-over, reader-blinded study was conducted at a single site in the USA. The study was open to men and women aged 18-75 years who met study inclusion criteria...
September 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Thomas McGraw
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 in subjects with self-reported occasional constipation. METHODS: Eligible subjects ≥ 17 years of age were randomized to receive either placebo or PEG 3350 17 g once daily in this multicenter, double-blind trial. Evaluations were conducted before (baseline) and after a 7-d treatment period. The primary efficacy variable was the proportion of subjects reporting complete resolution of straining and hard or lumpy stools...
May 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Abu Iftiaf Md Salah Ud-Din, Anna Roujeinikova
Flagella-mediated motility and chemotaxis towards nutrients are important characteristics of Vibrio fischeri that play a crucial role in the development of its symbiotic relationship with its Hawaiian squid host Euprymna scolopes. The V. fischeri chemoreceptor A (VfcA) mediates chemotaxis toward amino acids. The periplasmic sensory domain of VfcA has been crystallized by the hanging-drop vapour-diffusion method using polyethylene glycol 3350 as a precipitating agent. The crystals belonged to space group P1, with unit-cell parameters a = 39...
May 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
M Oltean, M Papurica, L Jiga, B Hoinoiu, C Glameanu, A Bresler, G Patrut, R Grigorie, M Ionac, M Hellström
BACKGROUND: Rodent studies suggest that luminal solutions alleviate the mucosal injury and prolong intestinal preservation but concerns exist that excessive volumes of luminal fluid may promote tissue edema. Differences in size, structure, and metabolism between rats and humans require studies in large animals before clinical use. METHODS: Intestinal procurement was performed in 7 pigs. After perfusion with histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), 40-cm-long segments were cut and filled with 13...
March 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Hsin-Yun Hsu, Scott Toth, Garth J Simpson, Michael T Harris
Solid dispersions have been used to enhance the bioavailability of poorly water-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). However, the solid state phase, compositional uniformity, and scale-up problems are issues that need to be addressed. To allow for highly controllable products, the Drop Printing (DP) technique can provide precise dosages and predictable compositional uniformity of APIs in two/three dimensional structures. In this study, DP was used to prepare naproxen (NAP)/polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG3350) solid dispersions with PEG coatings of different molecular weights (MW)...
December 2015: AIChE Journal
Samar Mazloum, Mohammed Mousa Al-Ansari, Keith Taylor, Jatinder K Bewtra, Niharendu Biswas
Soybean peroxidase has been shown to be effective in removal of aromatic compounds from wastewater, while the use of additives effectively reduces enzyme concentration requirement, hence overall treatment cost. Enzymatic treatment, an oxidative polymerization, was successful in removal of over 95% of both aniline and o-anisidine. The originality of this study lies in the findings that the additives, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS), Triton X-100, and sodium dodecanoate (SDOD), reduced enzyme concentration requirement, while polyethylene glycol (PEG, average molar mass of 3350 g/mol) had no effect on the required enzyme concentration...
February 1, 2016: Environmental Engineering Science
Hyun-Seok Choi, Jun-Won Chung, Ji Won Lee, Min Young Lim, Dong Kyun Park, Yoon Jae Kim, Kwang Ahn Kwon, Jung Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two low-volume agents, polyethylene glycol (PEG)-3350 plus ascorbic acid (PEG + Asc) and sodium picosulfate with magnesium citrate (SPMC), for bowel preparation. METHODS: We performed a prospective, endoscopist-blinded, single-center, randomized controlled trial comparing PEG + Asc with SPMC to evaluate the bowel cleansing efficacy of the two regimens using the modified Ottawa bowel preparation scale (OBPS) and the Aronchick scale...
April 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
Robert S Rahimi, Don C Rockey
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a major complication in patients with decompensated cirrhosis, leading to higher readmission rates causing a profound burden of disease and considerable health care costs. Because ammonia is thought to play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of HE, therapies directed at reducing ammonia levels are now being aggressively developed. Ammonia scavengers such as AST-120 (spherical carbon adsorbent), glycerol phenylbutyrate, sodium phenylacetate or sodium benzoate, and ornithine phenylacetate have been used to improve HE symptoms...
February 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
Edith Espitia-Saloma, Patricia Vâzquez-Villegas, Marco Rito-Palomares, Oscar Aguilar
Aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) are a liquid-liquid extraction technology with clear process benefits; however, its lack of industrial embracement is still a challenge to overcome. Antibodies are a potential product to be recovered by ATPS in a commercial context. The objective of this work is to present a more integral approach of the different isolated strategies that have arisen in order to enable a practical, generic implementation of ATPS, using human immunoglobulin G (IgG) as experimental model. A microfluidic device is used for ATPS parameters preselection for product recovery...
May 2016: Biotechnology Journal
Sultan M Alshehri, Roshan V Tiwari, Bader B Alsulays, Eman A Ashour, Abdullah S Alshetaili, Bjad Almutairy, Jun-Bom Park, Joseph Morott, Bhupinder Sandhu, Soumyajit Majumdar, Michael A Repka
This study aimed to investigate the combined effect of magnesium oxide (MgO) as an alkalizer and polyethylene glycol (PEG) as a plasticizer and wetting agent in the presence of Kollidon® 12 PF and 17 PF polymer carriers on the release profile of mefenamic acid (MA), which was prepared via hot-melt extrusion technique. Various drug loads of MA and various ratios of the polymers, PEG 3350 and MgO were blended using a V-shell blender and extruded using a twin-screw extruder (16-mm Prism EuroLab, ThermoFisher Scientific, Carlsbad, CA) at different screw speeds and temperatures to prepare a solid dispersion system...
January 29, 2016: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
Leslie N Rhodes, Deborah G Loman, Margaret W Bultas
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic procedures place children at risk for postoperative constipation due to combined effects of anesthesia, narcotics, and decreased physical mobility. PURPOSE: This retrospective study analyzed medication use and stool outcomes of 36 children who received polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG) or mineral oil (MO) after a spinal fusion. METHODS AND RESULTS: A chart review found no statistical differences by group for number of bowel movements (BMs) before discharge (p = ...
January 2016: Orthopaedic Nursing
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