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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432674/partial-volume-correction-of-brain-pet-studies-using-iterative-deconvolution-in-combination-with-hypr-denoising
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Sandeep S V Golla, Mark Lubberink, Bart N M van Berckel, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Ronald Boellaard
BACKGROUND: Accurate quantification of PET studies depends on the spatial resolution of the PET data. The commonly limited PET resolution results in partial volume effects (PVE). Iterative deconvolution methods (IDM) have been proposed as a means to correct for PVE. IDM improves spatial resolution of PET studies without the need for structural information (e.g. MR scans). On the other hand, deconvolution also increases noise, which results in lower signal-to-noise ratios (SNR). The aim of this study was to implement IDM in combination with HighlY constrained back-PRojection (HYPR) denoising to mitigate poor SNR properties of conventional IDM...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427112/acute-encephalopathy-in-a-2-year-old-pot-bellied-pig-following-accidental-intoxication-with-clonazepam
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Emilie L Setlakwe, Amy L Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of successful management of clonazepam toxicity causing encephalopathy in a pot-bellied pig. CASE SUMMARY: A 2-year-old female pot-bellied pig weighing 13.5 kg was presented for evaluation of clinical signs of acute encephalopathy. Based on the animal's history and clinical signs, a tentative diagnosis of benzodiazepine (BZP) intoxication was made. The results of a urinary drug screening test designed to detect illicit substances in human urine indicated benzodiazepine exposure...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424803/use-of-a-flumazenil-infusion-to-treat-chlordiazepoxide-toxicity
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I R Wallace, E C Campbell, M Trimble
"Alcohol detox" is a common presentation to acute medical services and is usually managed via standardised guidelines and protocols. We present a case of chlordiazepoxide toxicity, requiring repeated bolus doses and subsequently 24 hours of an intravenous infusion of flumazenil in response to guideline directed management of an alcohol withdrawal state. The use of prolonged flumazenil infusions to treat benzodiazepine toxicity is infrequently described. Chlordiazepoxide is metabolised in the hepatic microsomal pathway and hepatic impairment can lead to accumulation of toxic metabolites, which may have been the explanation for toxicity in this case...
2017: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424564/new-developments-in-the-management-of-narcolepsy
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Vivien C Abad, Christian Guilleminault
Narcolepsy is a life-long, underrecognized sleep disorder that affects 0.02%-0.18% of the US and Western European populations. Genetic predisposition is suspected because of narcolepsy's strong association with HLA DQB1*06-02, and genome-wide association studies have identified polymorphisms in T-cell receptor loci. Narcolepsy pathophysiology is linked to loss of signaling by hypocretin-producing neurons; an autoimmune etiology possibly triggered by some environmental agent may precipitate hypocretin neuronal loss...
2017: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411234/phenotype-of-gaba-transaminase-deficiency
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Mary Kay Koenig, Ryan Hodgeman, James J Riviello, Wendy Chung, Jennifer Bain, Claudia A Chiriboga, Kazushi Ichikawa, Hitoshi Osaka, Megumi Tsuji, K Michael Gibson, Penelope E Bonnen, Phillip L Pearl
OBJECTIVE: We report a case series of 10 patients with γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-transaminase deficiency including a novel therapeutic trial and an expanded phenotype. METHODS: Case ascertainment, literature review, comprehensive evaluations, and long-term treatment with flumazenil. RESULTS: All patients presented with neonatal or early infantile-onset encephalopathy; other features were hypotonia, hypersomnolence, epilepsy, choreoathetosis, and accelerated linear growth...
April 14, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406873/investigation-of-the-anxiolytic-and-antidepressant-effects-of-curcumin-a-compound-from-turmeric-curcuma-longa-in-the-adult-male-sprague-dawley-rat
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Tomás Eduardo Ceremuga, Katie Helmrick, Zachary Kufahl, Jesse Kelley, Brian Keller, Fabiola Philippe, James Golder, Gina Padrón
As the use of herbal medications continues to increase in America, the potential interaction between herbal and prescription medications necessitates the discovery of their mechanisms of action. The purpose of this study was to investigate the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of curcumin, a compound from turmeric (Curcuma longa), and its effects on the benzodiazepine site of the γ-aminobutyric acid receptor A (GABAA) receptor. Utilizing a prospective, between-subjects group design, 55 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to 1 of the 5 intraperitoneally injected treatment groups: vehicle, curcumin, curcumin + flumazenil, midazolam, and midazolam + curcumin...
May 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391167/ameliorative-potential-of-colebrookea-oppositifolia-methanolic-root-extract-against-experimental-models-of-epilepsy-possible-role-of-gaba-mediated-mechanism
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Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad
BACKGROUND: Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith is one of the commonly used plants to treat epilepsy by various folk medicine communities like nomadic Gujjars, Tharu and Bhoxa in sub-Himalayan regions of India. PURPOSE: The present study was undertaken to evaluate the anticonvulsant activity of roots of Colebrookea oppositifolia using various experimental models of epilepsy in mice. METHODS: Petroleum ether extract of roots of C. Oppositifolia (PeCO), methanolic eCO (MeCO) and aqueous eCO (AeCO) was initially evaluated in six-hertz-seizure test in mice, the effective extract was further evaluated against maximal electroshock (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) models in mice...
April 5, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364664/contribution-of-neuroinflammation-to-changes-in-11-c-flumazenil-binding-in-the-rat-brain-evaluation-of-the-inflamed-pons-as-reference-tissue
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Andrea Parente, David Vállez García, Alexandre Shoji, Isadora Lopes Alves, Bram Maas, Rolf Zijlma, Rudi Ajo Dierckx, Carlos A Buchpiguel, Erik Fj de Vries, Janine Doorduin
INTRODUCTION: [(11)C]Flumazenil is a well-known PET tracer for GABAA receptors and is mainly used as an imaging biomarker for neuronal loss. Recently, GABAA receptors on immune cells have been investigated as target for modulation of inflammation. Since neuronal loss is often accompanied by neuroinflammation, PET imaging with [(11)C]flumazenil is potentially affected by infiltrating immune cells. This may also compromise the validity of using the pons as reference tissue in quantitative pharmacokinetic analysis...
March 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363054/anesthetic-management-of-an-indo-pacific-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-aduncus-requiring-surgical-debridement-of-a-tail-abscess
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Jun Tamura, Makio Yanagisawa, Yusuke Endo, Keiichi Ueda, Haruka Koga, Yasuharu Izumisawa, Kazuto Yamashita
This report describes the anesthetic management of a 14-yr-old, 160-kg, female Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops aduncus ) that underwent surgical debridement for a refractory subcutaneous abscess twice within a 6-mo interval. The animal was otherwise in good physical condition at each anesthetic procedure. Following premedication with intramuscular midazolam and butorphanol, anesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with sevoflurane by intubation. During surgery ventilation was controlled...
March 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351968/effects-of-gabaa-receptor-antagonists-on-motor-behavior-in-pharmacological-parkinson-s-disease-model-in-mice
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Karla De Michelis Mograbi, Ana Carolini Ferreira de Castro, Jainny Aniely Rocha de Oliveira, Patrick Jean Barbosa Sales, Luciene Covolan, Eliane Aparecida Del Bel, Albert Schiaveto de Souza
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of two gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA)a receptor antagonists on motor behavioral tasks in a pharmacological model of Parkinson disease (PD) in rodents. Ninety-six Swiss mice received intraperitoneal injection of Haloperidol (1 mg/kg) to block dopaminergic receptors. GABAa receptors antagonists Bicuculline (1 and 5 mg/kg) and Flumazenil (3 and 6 mg/kg) were used for the assessment of the interaction among these neurotransmitters, in this PD model. The motor behavior of the animals was evaluated in the catalepsy test (30, 60, and 90 min after drugs application), through open field test (after 60 min) and trough functional gait assessment (after 60 min)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337724/i-123-iomazenil-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-for-detecting-loss-of-neuronal-integrity-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kagari Abiko, Katsunori Ikoma, Tohru Shiga, Chietsugu Katoh, Kenji Hirata, Yuji Kuge, Kentaro Kobayashi, Nagara Tamaki
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes brain dysfunction in many patients. Using C-11 flumazenil (FMZ) positron emission tomography (PET), we have detected and reported the loss of neuronal integrity, leading to brain dysfunction in TBI patients. Similarly to FMZ PET, I-123 iomazenil (IMZ) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is widely used to determine the distribution of the benzodiazepine receptor (BZR) in the brain cortex. The purpose of this study is to examine whether IMZ SPECT is as useful as FMZ PET for evaluating the loss of neuronal integrity in TBI patients...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328950/repeated-anaesthesia-with-isoflurane-and-medetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl-in-guinea-pigs-and-its-influence-on-physiological-parameters
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Sabrina Schmitz, Sabine Tacke, Brian Guth, Julia Henke
Repeated anaesthesia may be required in experimental protocols and in daily veterinary practice, but anaesthesia is known to alter physiological parameters in GPs (Cavia porcellus, GPs). This study investigated the effects of repeated anaesthesia with either medetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl (MMF) or isoflurane (Iso) on physiological parameters in the GP. Twelve GPs were repeatedly administered with MMF or Iso in two anaesthesia sets. One set consisted of six 40-min anaesthesias, performed over 3 weeks (2 per week); the anaesthetic used first was randomized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301629/antidote-availability-in-the-municipality-of-campinas-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Luciane Cristina Rodrigues Fernandes, Taís Freire Galvão, Adriana Safioti Toledo Ricardi, Eduardo Mello De Capitani, Stephen Hyslop, Fábio Bucaretchi
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: The lack of availability of antidotes in emergency services is a worldwide concern. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the availability of antidotes used for treating poisoning in Campinas (SP). DESIGN AND SETTING: This was a cross-sectional study of emergency services in Campinas, conducted in 2010-2012. METHODS: The availability, amount in stock, place of storage and access time for 26 antidotal treatments was investigated...
January 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292021/antinociceptive-pharmacological-profile-of-dysphania-graveolens-in-mouse
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Myrna Déciga-Campos, Rachel Mata, Isabel Rivero-Cruz
This work evaluates the potential antinociceptive activity of Dysphania graveolens, traditional medicinal plant used in Mexico to treat stomach pain. A CH2Cl2-MeOH extract, infusion and essential oil from aerial parts of Dysphania graveolens were evaluated in hot plate and writhing tests in mice. The metabolites pinostrobin, pinocembrin and chrysin were isolated from the Dysphania graveolens infusion; next, they were evaluated in both nociceptive tests. To confirm the antinociceptive activity and explore the possible participation of opioid, GABA and serotonin receptors in the pharmacological mechanism, a formalin test was used...
March 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265839/achyranthes-aspera-attenuates-epilepsy-in-experimental-animals-possible-involvement-of-gabaergic-mechanism
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Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad, Ashok Godavarthi
The present study was aimed to examine the possible anticonvulsant property of aerial parts of Achyranthes aspera using various experimental models of epilepsy in mice. Petroleum ether extract of aerial parts of A. aspera (PeAA), methanolic eAA (MeAA) and aqueous eAA (AeAA) was initially evaluated against six-hertz seizure model in mice, based on the outcomes the effective extract was further evaluated against maximal electroshock (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) models in mice. In addition, the potent extract was evaluated against the PTZ model by co-administering with flumazenil (FMZ), and also evaluated for its effect on GABA levels in brain and NMDA-induced lethality in mice...
March 6, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259526/review-of-intranasally-administered-medications-for-use-in-the-emergency-department
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Abby M Bailey, Regan A Baum, Karolyn Horn, Tameka Lewis, Kate Morizio, Amy Schultz, Kyle Weant, Stephanie N Justice
BACKGROUND: Intranasal (IN) medication delivery is a viable alternative to other routes of administration, including intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) administration. The IN route bypasses the risk of needle-stick injuries and alleviates the emotional trauma that may arise from the insertion of an IV catheter. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to evaluate published literature on medications administered via the IN route that are applicable to practice in emergency medicine...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255314/anticonvulsant-activity-of-dorema-ammoniacum-gum-evidence-for-the-involvement-of-benzodiazepines-and-opioid-receptors
#17
Manijeh Motevalian, Saeed Mehrzadi, Samira Ahadi, Asie Shojaii
This study investigated the anticonvulsant activity and possible mechanism of action of an aqueous solution of Dorema ammoniacum gum (DAG) which has been used traditionally in the treatment of convulsions. In this study, the anticonvulsant activity of DAG was examined using the pentylentetrazole (PTZ) model in mice. Thirty male albino mice were divided randomly and equally to 5 groups, and pretreated with normal saline, diazepam, or various doses of DAG (500, 700, and 1000 mg/kg, i.p.), prior to the injection of PTZ (60 mg/kg, i...
February 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255031/progressive-cortical-neuronal-damage-and-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-surgery-in-patients-with-misery-perfusion
#18
H Yamauchi, S Kagawa, Y Kishibe, M Takahashi, T Higashi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Misery perfusion may cause selective neuronal damage in atherosclerotic ICA or MCA disease. Bypass surgery can improve misery perfusion and may prevent neuronal damage. On the other hand, surgery conveys a risk for neuronal damage. The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine whether progression of cortical neuronal damage in surgically treated patients with misery perfusion is larger than that in surgically treated patients without misery perfusion or medically treated patients with misery perfusion...
March 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229437/pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-11-c-flumazenil-kinetics-in-the-rat-brain
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Isadora Lopes Alves, David Vállez García, Andrea Parente, Janine Doorduin, Rudi Dierckx, Ana Maria Marques da Silva, Michel Koole, Antoon Willemsen, Ronald Boellaard
BACKGROUND: Preferred models for the pharmacokinetic analysis of [(11)C]flumazenil human studies have been previously established. However, direct translation of these models and settings to animal studies might be sub-optimal. Therefore, this study evaluates pharmacokinetic models for the quantification of [(11)C]flumazenil binding in the rat brain. Dynamic (60 min) [(11)C]flumazenil brain PET scans were performed in two groups of male Wistar rats (tracer dose (TD), n = 10 and pre-saturated (PS), n = 2)...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215510/short-term-treatment-with-flumazenil-restores-long-term-object-memory-in-a-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
#20
Damien Colas, Bayarsaikhan Chuluun, Craig C Garner, H Craig Heller
Down syndrome (DS) is a common genetic cause of intellectual disability yet no pro-cognitive drug therapies are approved for human use. Mechanistic studies in a mouse model of DS (Ts65Dn mice) demonstrate that impaired cognitive function is due to excessive neuronal inhibitory tone. These deficits are normalized by chronic, short-term low doses of GABAA receptor (GABAAR) antagonists in adult animals, but none of the compounds investigated are approved for human use. We explored the therapeutic potential of flumazenil (FLUM), a GABAAR antagonist working at the benzodiazepine binding site that has FDA approval...
February 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
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