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REVIEW
Cerrene N Giordano, Seth L Matarasso, David M Ozog
Botulinum toxin is a potentially deadly anaerobic bacterial toxin that acts by inhibiting release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, thereby inhibiting contraction of the exposed striated muscle. There are currently 4 botulinum toxin preparations approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA): onabotulinumtoxin, abobotulinumtoxin, incobotulinumtoxin and rimabotulinumtoxin. While significant overlap exists, each product has unique properties and specifications, including dosing, diffusion, and storage...
June 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521199/safety-profile-of-injectable-hydromorphone-and-diacetylmorphine-for-long-term-severe-opioid-use-disorder
#2
Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, Suzanne Brissette, Scott MacDonald, Daphne Guh, Kirsten Marchand, Salima Jutha, Scott Harrison, Amin Janmohamed, Derek Z Zhang, Aslam H Anis, Michael Krausz, David C Marsh, Martin T Schechter
AIMS: To review the safety profile of injectable hydromorphone and diacetylmorphine and explore if adverse events (AEs) or serious adverse events (SAEs) were associated with dose and patterns of attendance. METHODS: This was a non-inferiority randomized double-blind controlled trial (Vancouver, Canada) testing hydromorphone (n=100) and diacetylmorphine (n=102) for the treatment of severe opioid use disorder. Medications were delivered under the supervision of trained Registered Nurses up to three times daily...
May 10, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498853/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-an-inactivated-whole-cell-tuberculosis-vaccine-booster-in-adults-primed-with-bcg-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-dar-901
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C Fordham von Reyn, Timothy Lahey, Robert D Arbeit, Bernard Landry, Leway Kailani, Lisa V Adams, Brenda C Haynes, Todd Mackenzie, Wendy Wieland-Alter, Ruth I Connor, Sue Tvaroha, David A Hokey, Ann M Ginsberg, Richard Waddell
BACKGROUND: Development of a tuberculosis vaccine to boost BCG is a major international health priority. SRL172, an inactivated whole cell booster derived from a non-tuberculous mycobacterium, is the only new vaccine against tuberculosis to have demonstrated efficacy in a Phase 3 trial. In the present study we sought to determine if a three-dose series of DAR-901 manufactured from the SRL172 master cell bank by a new, scalable method was safe and immunogenic. METHODS: We performed a single site, randomized, double-blind, controlled, Phase 1 dose escalation trial of DAR-901 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the United States...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496988/randomised-controlled-field-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-clinical-safety-of-a-single-8%C3%A2-mg-kg-injectable-dose-of-marbofloxacin-compared-with-one-or-two-doses-of-7-5%C3%A2-mg-kg-injectable-enrofloxacin-for-the-treatment-of-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-infections
#4
Erik Grandemange, Pierre-Alexandre Perrin, Dejean Cvejic, Miriam Haas, Tim Rowan, Klaus Hellmann
BACKGROUND: Acute outbreaks of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) require rapid, effective, parenteral antimicrobial treatment. The efficacy and safety of a single, short-acting, high dose of marbofloxacin (Forcyl® swine 160 mg/mL) compared with 1 or 2 doses of 7.5 mg/kg enrofloxacin in APP outbreaks in European farms was studied. METHODS: A controlled, randomised block, blinded, multicentre, field study was conducted on four farms with acute respiratory disease associated with APP...
2017: Porcine Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481763/in-plane-ultrasound-guided-knee-injection-through-a-lateral-suprapatellar-approach-a-safe-technique
#5
Francisco A Chagas-Neto, Atul K Taneja, Everaldo Gregio-Junior, Marcello H Nogueira-Barbosa
PURPOSE: This study aims to describe a technique for in-plane ultrasound-guided knee arthrography through a lateral suprapatellar approach, reporting its accuracy and related complications. METHODS: A retrospective search was performed for computed tomography and magnetic resonance reports from June 2013 through June 2015. Imaging studies, puncture descriptions, and guided-procedure images were reviewed along with clinical and surgical history. A fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologist performed all procedures under sterile technique and ultrasound guidance with the probe in oblique position on the lateral suprapatellar recess after local anesthesia with the patient on dorsal decubitus, hip in neutral rotation, and 30 to 45 degrees of knee flexion...
May 4, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478791/oblique-intrathecal-injection-in-lumbar-spine-surgery-a-technical-note
#6
Gordon A E Jewett, Daniel Yavin, Perry Dhaliwal, Tara Whittaker, JoyAnne Krupa, Stephan Du Plessis
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecal morphine (ITM) is an efficacious method of providing postoperative analgesia and reducing pain associated complications. Despite adoption in many surgical fields, ITM has yet to become a standard of care in lumbar spine surgery. Spine surgeons' reticence to make use of the technique may in part be attributed to concerns of precipitating a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. METHODS: Herein we describe a method for oblique intrathecal injection during lumbar spine surgery to minimize risk of CSF leak...
May 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473703/engineered-hsv-vector-achieves-safe-long-term-transgene-expression-in-the-central-nervous-system
#7
Gianluca Verlengia, Yoshitaka Miyagawa, Selene Ingusci, Justus B Cohen, Michele Simonato, Joseph C Glorioso
Previously we reported a new series of highly defective herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) vectors that were functionally devoid of all viral immediately early (IE) genes, resulting in virtual absence of viral gene expression. Nevertheless, a reporter gene cassette inserted into the vector flanked by boundary elements from the viral latency locus showed high, persistent reporter gene activity in non-neuronal cells while an independent expression cassette inserted into a deleted ICP4 locus remained almost silent...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470429/target-location-after-deep-cerebral-biopsies-using-low-volume-air-injection-in-75-patients-results-and-technical-note
#8
Maria A Poca, Francisco-Ramon Martínez-Ricarte, Dario F Gándara, Pilar Coscojuela, Elena Martínez-Sáez, Juan Sahuquillo
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic biopsy is a minimally invasive technique that allows brain tissue samples to be obtained with low risk. Classically, different techniques have been used to identify the biopsy site after surgery. OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique to identify the precise location of the target in the postoperative CT scan using the injection of a low volume of air into the biopsy cannula. METHODS: Seventy-five biopsies were performed in 65 adults and 10 children (40 males and 35 females, median age 51 years)...
May 4, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459733/a-phase-1-single-center-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-in-healthy-subjects-to-assess-the-safety-tolerability-clinical-effects-and-pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-cyclopropyl-methoxycarbonylmetomidate-abp-700-after-a-single-ascending
#9
Michel M R F Struys, Beatrijs I Valk, Douglas J Eleveld, Anthony R Absalom, Peter Meyer, Sascha Meier, Izaak den Daas, Thomas Chou, Kai van Amsterdam, Jason A Campagna, Steven P Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Cyclopropyl-methoxycarbonylmetomidate (ABP-700) is a new "soft" etomidate analog. The primary objectives of this first-in-human study were to describe the safety and efficacy of ABP-700 and to determine its maximum tolerated dose. Secondary objectives were to characterize the pharmacokinetics of ABP-700 and its primary metabolite (cyclopropyl-methoxycarbonyl acid), to assess the clinical effects of ABP-700, and to investigate the dose-response and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships...
May 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457832/indocyanine-green-icg-angiography-assisted-laparo-endoscopic-single-site-less-varicocelectomy
#10
Keiji Tomita, Susumu Kageyama, Eiki Hanada, Tetsuya Yoshida, Yuki Okinaka, Shigehisa Kubota, Masayuki Nagasawa, Kazuyoshi Johnin, Mitsuhiro Narita, Akihiro Kawauchi
OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of a new laparoscopic varicocelectomy technique using indocyanine green (ICG) angiography. METHODS: Laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) varicocelectomy using ICG angiography was performed in a single institution on 11 patients with a grade 2 or 3 varicocele. Adult men (N=9, 82%) who were apparently infertile and had a varicocele, as well as prepubertal males (N=2, 18%) with testicular growth retardation, underwent a LESS varicocelectomy using ICG angiography...
April 27, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438674/current-state-and-challenges-in-developing-oral-vaccines
#11
REVIEW
Julia E Vela Ramirez, Lindsey A Sharpe, Nicholas A Peppas
While vaccination remains the most cost effective strategy for disease prevention, communicable diseases persist as the second leading cause of death worldwide. There is a need to design safe, novel vaccine delivery methods to protect against unaddressed and emerging diseases. Development of vaccines administered orally is preferable to traditional injection-based formulations for numerous reasons including improved safety and compliance, and easier manufacturing and administration. Additionally, the oral route enables stimulation of humoral and cellular immune responses at both systemic and mucosal sites to establish broader and long-lasting protection...
April 22, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435447/a-unique-recombinant-fluoroprobe-targeting-activated-platelets-allows-in-vivo-detection-of-arterial-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-using-a-novel-three-dimensional-fluorescence-emission-computed-tomography-flect-technology
#12
Bock Lim, Yu Yao, Alex Lin-I Huang, May Lin Yap, Ulrike Flierl, Jathushan Palasubramaniam, Maria T K Zaldivia, Xiaowei Wang, Karlheinz Peter
Progress in pharmaceutical development is highly-dependent on preclinical in vivo animal studies. Small animal imaging is invaluable for the identification of new disease markers and the evaluation of drug efficacy. Here, we report for the first time the use of a three-dimensional fluorescence bioimager called FLuorescence Emission Computed Tomography (FLECT) for the detection of a novel recombinant fluoroprobe that is safe, easily prepared on a large scale and stably stored prior to scan. This novel fluoroprobe (Targ-Cy7) comprises a single-chain antibody-fragment (scFvTarg), which binds exclusively to activated-platelets, conjugated to a near-infrared (NIR) dye, Cy7, for detection...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429751/preclinical-study-of-raav2-strail-pharmaceutical-efficacy-biodistribution-and-safety-in-animals
#13
Q Ru, W Li, X Wang, S Zhang, L Chen, Y Zhang, Y Ge, Y Zu, Y Liu, D Zheng
The recombinant sTRAIL has been in clinical trial for various human malignancies. However, the half-life time of sTRAIL is very short, which might be an important factor influencing its clinical efficacy for cancer therapy. We previously reported the recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV)-encoding sTRAIL95-281-mediated sTRAIL expression in vivo up to 8 months and suppressed tumor growth markedly in mouse xenografts. In the present study, we further evaluated the clinical potency for cancer gene therapy and the safety in mouse and non-human primates...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420742/synergistic-internal-ribosome-entry-site-microrna-based-approach-for-flavivirus-attenuation-and-live-vaccine-development
#14
Konstantin A Tsetsarkin, Guangping Liu, Evgeniya Volkova, Alexander G Pletnev
The recent emergence of Zika virus underscores the need for new strategies for a rapid development of safe flavivirus vaccines. Using another flavivirus (Langat virus [LGTV]) that belongs to the group of tick-borne flaviviruses as a model, we describe a dual strategy for virus attenuation which synergistically accesses the specificity of microRNA (miRNA) genome targeting and the effectiveness of internal ribosome entry site (IRES) insertion. To increase the stability and immunogenicity of bicistronic LGTVs, we developed a novel approach in which the capsid (C) protein gene was relocated into the 3' noncoding region (NCR) and expressed under translational control from an IRES...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412223/bioengineered-robust-hybrid-hydrogels-enrich-the-stability-and-efficacy-of-biological-drugs
#15
Moon Soo Gil, Jinhwan Cho, Thavasyappan Thambi, V H Giang Phan, Inchan Kwon, Doo Sung Lee
Biological drugs are exquisitely tailored components offering the advantages of high specificity and efficacy that are considered safe for treating diseases. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of biological drugs is limited by their inherent short biological half-life and poor stability in vivo. Herein, we engineered a novel delivery platform based on hybrid injectable hydrogels, in which pH- and temperature-responsive biodegradable copolymers were site-specifically coupled to the sulfhydryl group of human serum albumin, which effectively enhances the stability and circulation half-life of the biological drug, recombinant uricase enzyme (Uox)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407278/prevention-and-treatment-of-complications-of-selective-internal-radiation-therapy-expert-guidance-and-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Bruno Sangro, Diego Martínez-Urbistondo, Lourens Bester, Jose I Bilbao, Douglas M Coldwell, Patrick Flamen, Andrew Kennedy, Jens Ricke, Ricky A Sharma
Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT or radioembolisation) by intraarterial injection of radioactive yttrium-90 ((90) Y)-loaded microspheres is increasingly used for the treatment of patients with liver metastases or primary liver cancer. The high-dose beta-radiation penetrates an average of only 2.5 mm from the source so that its effects are limited to the site of delivery. However the off-target diversion of (90) Y microspheres to tissues other than the tumor may lead to complications. The most prominent ones include: radiation gastritis and gastrointestinal (GI) ulcers, cholecystitis, radiation pneumonitis, and radioembolisation-induced liver disease (REILD)...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404856/a-dose-dependent-plasma-signature-of-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-the-rvsv-ebola-vaccine-in-europe-and-africa
#17
Angela Huttner, Christophe Combescure, Stéphane Grillet, Mariëlle C Haks, Edwin Quinten, Christine Modoux, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Jessica Brosnahan, Julie-Anne Dayer, Ali M Harandi, Laurent Kaiser, Donata Medaglini, Tom Monath, Pascale Roux-Lombard, Peter G Kremsner, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Claire-Anne Siegrist
The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic affected several African countries, claiming more than 11,000 lives and leaving thousands with ongoing sequelae. Safe and effective vaccines could prevent or limit future outbreaks. The recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus-vectored Zaire Ebola (rVSV-ZEBOV) vaccine has shown marked immunogenicity and efficacy in humans but is reactogenic at higher doses. To understand its effects, we examined plasma samples from 115 healthy volunteers from Geneva who received low-dose (LD) or high-dose (HD) vaccine or placebo...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400164/intranasal-and-sublingual-delivery-of-inactivated-polio-vaccine
#18
Heleen Kraan, Peter Soema, Jean-Pierre Amorij, Gideon Kersten
Polio is on the brink of eradication. Improved inactivated polio vaccines (IPV) are needed towards complete eradication and for the use in the period thereafter. Vaccination via mucosal surfaces has important potential advantages over intramuscular injection using conventional needle and syringe, the currently used delivery method for IPV. One of them is the ability to induce both serum and mucosal immune responses: the latter may provide protection at the port of virus entry. The current study evaluated the possibilities of polio vaccination via mucosal surfaces using IPV based on attenuated Sabin strains...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399893/ultrasound-guided-steroid-tendon-sheath-injections-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-10-year-single-center-retrospective-study
#19
Shannon E Peters, Ronald M Laxer, Bairbre L Connolly, Dimitri A Parra
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to: (a) Identify tendon sheaths most commonly treated with steroid injections in a pediatric patient population with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA); (b) Describe technical aspects of the procedure; (c) Characterize sonographic appearance of tenosynovitis in JIA; (d) Assess agreement between clinical request and sites injected. METHODS: This was a 10 year single-center retrospective study (May 2006-April 2016) of patients with JIA referred by Rheumatology for ultrasound-guided tendon sheath injections...
April 11, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379417/subcutaneous-injection-of-testosterone-is-an-effective-and-preferred-alternative-to-intramuscular-injection-demonstration-in-female-to-male-transgender-patients
#20
Daniel I Spratt, India Stewart, Clara Savage, Wendy Craig, Norman P Spack, Donald Walt Chandler, Lindsey V Spratt, Toni Eimicke, Jerrold S Olshan
Context: Testosterone is commonly administered intramuscularly (IM) to treat hypogonadal males and female-to-male transgender (FTM) patients. However, these injections can involve significant discomfort and may require arrangements for administration by others. Objective: We assessed whether T could be administered effectively and safely by the subcutaneously (SC) as an alternative to IM injections. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: Outpatient Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic at an academic medical center...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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