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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738575/analytical-methodology-for-the-electro-catalytic-determination-of-estradiol-and-progesterone-based-on-graphene-quantum-dots-and-poly-sulfosalicylic-acid-co-modified-electrode
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Majid Arvand, Shiva Hemmati
The goal of this study was to develop an electroanalytical method for the simultaneous determination of steroid hormones for the first time. The key factor in the electrochemical methods is the choice of suitable electrode materials. For this purpose, graphene quantum dots (GQDs) doped poly(sulfosalicylic acid) (PSSA) was immobilized on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE). Apart from exhibition strong and stable electrocatalytic response towards estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4), the proposed sensor was able to distinguish two hormone's oxidation peaks clearly...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738516/one-pot-synthesis-of-three-dimensional-mn3o4-microcubes-for-high-level-sensitive-detection-of-head-and-neck-cancer-drug-nimorazole
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Rajaji Umamaheswari, Muthumariappan Akilarasan, Shen-Ming Chen, Yi-Hui Cheng, Veerappan Mani, Sakthivel Kogularasu, Fahad M A Al-Hemaid, M Ajmal Ali, Xiaoheng Liu
We described a three-dimensional Mn3O4 microcubes (3D-Mn3O4MCs) synthesised via a facile hydrothermal route for the determination of nimorazole (NMZ), an important drug that used in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The 3D-Mn3O4 MCs possess large active area and high conductivity, and 3D-Mn3O4 MCs film modified screen-printed carbon electrode (3D-Mn3O4MCs/SPCE) was fabricated which displayed excellent electrocatalytic ability towards NMZ. Under optimised working conditions, the modified electrode responded linearly to NMZ in the 0...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738502/formulation-and-optimization-of-lacidipine-loaded-niosomal-gel-for-transdermal-delivery-in-vitro-characterization-and-in-vivo-activity
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Mohd Qumbar, Ameeduzzafar, Syed Sarim Imam, Javed Ali, Javed Ahmad, Asgar Ali
The aim of the present research work is to formulate lacidipine (LAC) loaded niosomes formulation for the management of hypertension by thin film hydration technique. The developed formulations were statistically optimized by four factors, three levels Box-Behnken design and were evaluated for vesicle size, entrapment efficiency, and flux. The optimized LAC niosomes was further evaluated for permeation depth by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and converted to gel formulation. Further, the optimized LAC niosomes gel was evaluated for ex-vivo permeation study, skin irritation study, stability study and pharmacodynamics study...
July 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738440/issr-derived-species-specific-scar-marker-for-rapid-and-accurate-authentication-of-ocimum-tenuiflorum-l
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Amit Kumar, Vereena Rodrigues, Priyanka Mishra, Kuppusamy Baskaran, Ashutosh K Shukla, Ajit K Shasany, Velusamy Sundaresan
Ocimum tenuiflorum has been widely used in traditional medicine and has high medicinal value. High volume trade of this potential medicinal plant species led to unscrupulous adulteration of both crude drugs as well as formulations. Morphology-based authentication is difficult in cases of incomplete or damaged samples and in dried herbal materials. In such cases, PCR-based molecular methods may aid in accurate identification. The present study aimed at developing species-specific DNA marker(s) for the authentication of O...
July 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738427/nanoemulsion-an-advanced-vehicle-for-efficient-drug-delivery
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Asad Ali, Vaseem Ahamad Ansari, Usama Ahmad, Juber Akhtar, Afroz Jahan
Advanced drug delivery system has now gained preference over the conventional drug delivery system. One such research is nanoemulsion which is famous among the researchers because of ease of formation, stability, clarity, increased absorption rate leading to increasing in bioavailability and potential to form a formulation with both lipophilic as well as the hydrophilic drug. Long lasting stability (up to years) and ability to encapsulate both lipophilic and hydrophilic drug has given this colloidal system a valuable position in drug delivery...
July 24, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738421/cardiovascular-disease-among-transgender-adults-receiving-hormone-therapy-a-narrative-review
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Carl G Streed, Omar Harfouch, Francoise Marvel, Roger S Blumenthal, Seth S Martin, Monica Mukherjee
Recent reports estimate that 0.6% of adults in the United States, or approximately 1.4 million persons, identify as transgender. Despite gains in rights and media attention, the reality is that transgender persons experience health disparities, and a dearth of research and evidence-based guidelines remains regarding their specific health needs. The lack of research to characterize cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors in transgender populations receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) limits appropriate primary and specialty care...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738225/the-effect-of-low-fat-beef-patties-formulated-with-a-low-energy-fat-analogue-enriched-in-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-lipid-oxidation-and-sensory-attributes
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Marta Alejandre, Denis Passarini, Iciar Astiasarán, Diana Ansorena
A new low-energy gelled emulsion containing algae oil was developed as animal fat replacer. Its stability was evaluated under different storage conditions: 4V (4°C/vacuum), 4NV (4°C/no vacuum), 25V (25°C/vacuum) and 25NV (25°C/no vacuum). According to moisture, hardness, color and lipid oxidation data, 4°C under vacuum (4V) was selected as the best condition. Once the gelled emulsion was characterized, its effectiveness as fat analogue was demonstrated in beef patties. Reformulated patties were produced with 100% of animal fat replacement and compared to conventional patties (9%fat)...
July 13, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738178/corrigendum-to-a-glucose-targeted-mixed-micellar-formulation-outperforms-genexol-in-breast-cancer-cells-euro-j-pharmaceut-biopharmaceut-114-2017-305-316
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Marcela A Moretton, Ezequiel Bernabeu, Estefanía Grotz, Lorena Gonzalez, Marcela Zubillaga, Diego A Chiappetta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738158/efficient-interfacially-driven-vehiculization-of-corticosteroids-by-pulmonary-surfactant
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Alberto Hidalgo, Fabrizio Salomone, Nieves Fresno, Guillermo Orellana, Antonio Cruz, Jesus Perez-Gil
Pulmonary surfactant is a crucial system to stabilize the respiratory air-liquid interface. Furthermore, pulmonary surfactant has been proposed as an effective method for targeting drugs to the lungs. However, few studies have examined in detail the mechanisms of incorporation of drugs into surfactant, the impact of the presence of drugs on pulmonary surfactant performance at the interface under physiologically-meaningful conditions, or the ability of pulmonary surfactant to use the air-liquid interface to vehiculise drugs to long distances...
July 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737933/efficient-application-of-continuous-fractional-component-monte-carlo-in-the-reaction-ensemble
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Ali Poursaeidesfahani, Remco Hens, Ahmadreza Rahbari, Mahinder Ramdin, David Dubbeldam, Thijs J H Vlugt
A new formulation of the Reaction Ensemble Monte Carlo technique (RxMC) combined with the Continuous Fractional Component Monte Carlo method is presented. This method is denoted by serial Rx/CFC. The key ingredient is that fractional molecules of either reactants or reaction products are present, and that chemical reactions always involve fractional molecules. Serial Rx/CFC has the following advantages compared to other approaches: (1) one directly obtains chemical potentials of all reactants and reaction products...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737701/application-of-extrusion-based-hydrogel-bioprinting-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Fu You, B Frank Eames, Xiongbiao Chen
Extrusion-based bioprinting (EBB) is a rapidly developing technique that has made substantial progress in the fabrication of constructs for cartilage tissue engineering (CTE) over the past decade. With this technique, cell-laden hydrogels or bio-inks have been extruded onto printing stages, layer-by-layer, to form three-dimensional (3D) constructs with varying sizes, shapes, and resolutions. This paper reviews the cell sources and hydrogels that can be used for bio-ink formulations in CTE application. Additionally, this paper discusses the important properties of bio-inks to be applied in the EBB technique, including biocompatibility, printability, as well as mechanical properties...
July 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737572/european-society-for-paediatric-gastroenterology-hepatology-and-nutrition-guidelines-for-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-gastrointestinal-and-nutritional-complications-in-children-with-neurological-impairment
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Claudio Romano, Myriam van Wynckel, Jessie Hulst, Ilse Broekaert, Jiri Bronsky, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Nataša F Mis, Iva Hojsak, Rok Orel, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Michela Schaeppi, Nikhil Thapar, Michael Wilschanski, Peter Sullivan, Frédéric Gottrand
OBJECTIVES: Feeding difficulties are frequent in children with neurological impairments and can be associated with undernutrition, growth failure, micronutrients deficiencies, osteopenia, and nutritional comorbidities. Gastrointestinal problems including gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation, and dysphagia are also frequent in this population and affect quality of life and nutritional status. There is currently a lack of a systematic approach to the care of these patients. With this report, European Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition aims to develop uniform guidelines for the management of the gastroenterological and nutritional problems in children with neurological impairment...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737435/investigation-on-influence-of-wurster-coating-process-parameters-for-development-of-delayed-release-minitablets-of-naproxen
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Neha Shah, Rahul Aware, Vasant Shetty, Tejal Mehta
The present work aims at studying process parameters affecting coating of minitablets (3 mm in diameter) through Wurster coating process. Minitablets of Naproxen with high drug loading were manufactured using 3 mm multi-tip punches. The release profile of core pellets (published) and minitablets was compared with that of marketed formulation. The core formulation of minitablets was found to show similarity in dissolution profile with marketed formulation and hence was further carried forward for functional coating over it...
July 24, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737406/preclinical-effect-of-absorption-modifying-excipients-on-rat-intestinal-transport-of-five-model-compounds-and-the-intestinal-barrier-marker-51-cr-edta
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David Dahlgren, Carl Roos, Anders Lundqvist, Peter Langguth, Christer Tannergren, Markus Sjöblom, E Sjögren, H Lennernas
There is a renewed interest from the pharmaceutical field to develop oral formulations of compounds such as peptides, oligonucleotides, and polar drugs. However, these often suffer from insufficient absorption across the intestinal mucosal barrier. One approach to circumvent this problem is the use of absorption modifying excipient(s) (AME). This study determined the absorption enhancing effect of four AMEs (sodium dodecyl sulfate, caprate, chitosan, N-acetylcysteine) on five model compounds in a rat jejunal perfusion model...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737403/validation-of-dissolution-testing-with-biorelevant-media-an-orbito-study
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James Mann, Jennifer B Dressman, Karin Rosenblatt, Lee Ashworth, Uwe Muenster, Kerstin Frank, Paul Hutchins, James Williams, Lukas Klumpp, Kristina Wielockx, Philippe Berben, Patrick Augustijns, Rene Holm, Michael Hofmann, Sanjaykumar Patel, Stefania Beato, Krista Ojala, Irena Tomaszewska, Jean-Luc Bruel, James Butler
BACKGROUND: Dissolution testing with biorelevant media has become widespread in the pharmaceutical industry as a means of better understanding how drugs and formulations behave in the gastrointestinal tract. Until now, however, there have been few attempts to gauge the reproducibility of results obtained with these methods. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the inter-laboratory reproducibility of biorelevant dissolution testing, using the paddle apparatus (USP 2)...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737398/in-vivo-mechanisms-of-intestinal-drug-absorption-from-aprepitant-nanoformulations
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Carl Roos, David Dahlgren, Staffan Berg, Jan Westergren, Bertil Abrahamsson, Christer Tannergren, E Sjögren, H Lennernas
Over recent decades there has been an increase in the proportion of BCS class II and IV drug candidates in industrial drug development. To overcome the biopharmaceutical challenges associated with the less favorable properties of solubility and/or intestinal permeation of these substances, the development of formulations containing nanosuspensions of the drugs has been suggested. The intestinal absorption of aprepitant from two nanosuspensions (20 µM and 200 µM total concentrations) in phosphate buffer, one nanosuspension (200 µM) in fasted-state simulated intestinal fluid (FaSSIF), and one solution (20 µM) in FaSSIF was investigated in the rat single-pass intestinal perfusion model...
July 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737304/investigation-and-diagnostic-formulation-in-patients-admitted-with-transient-loss-of-consciousness
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R Briggs, T Coughlan, J Doherty, D R Collins, D O'Neill, S P Kennelly
Several commonly completed tests have low diagnostic yield in the setting of transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC). We estimated the use and cost of inappropriate investigations in patients admitted with T-LOC and assessed if these patients were given a definitive diagnosis for their presentation. We identified 80 consecutive patients admitted with T-LOC to a university teaching hospital. Eighty-eight percent (70/80) had a computerized topography (CT) brain scan and 49% (34/70) of these scans were inappropriate based on standard guidelines...
May 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737128/bioequivalence-of-two-oseltamivir-formulations-in-healthy-chinese-volunteers%C3%A2
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Yun-Lei Yun, Shou-Hong Gao, Yan Wen, Zhi-Peng Wang, Hai-Jun Miao, Wan-Sheng Chen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the bioavailability of a new generic formulation of oseltamivir 75-mg capsule (test) and a branded formulation Tamiflu® (reference) to meet regulatory criteria for marketing the test product in healthy Chinese male volunteers. METHODS: This single-dose, randomized-sequence, open-label, two-period crossover study was conducted in fasted healthy Chinese male volunteers, who first received a single oral dose of the test or reference formulation with a 7-day washout period, and then the alternative formulation...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737034/modification-of-the-poly-bisdodecylquaterthiophene-pqt12-structure-for-high-and-predominantly-nonionic-conductivity-with-matched-dopants
#19
Hui Li, Mallory E DeCoster, Robert M Ireland, Jian Song, Patrick E Hopkins, Howard E Katz
A series of p-type polymers was synthesized by modifying the structure of poly(bisdodecylquaterthiophene) (PQT12) to increase their oxidizability by p-dopants. A sulfur atom is inserted between the thiophene rings and dodecyl chains, and/or 3,4-ethylenedioxy groups are appended to thiophene rings of PQT12. All the polymers have good solubility in organic solvents and can be formed as active layers in conductive and thermoelectric devices by simply drop casting. Doped with the strong oxidant nitrosonium tetrafluroborate (NOBF4), PQTS12 (with sulfur in side chains) shows a very high conductivity up to 350 S cm-1, the highest reported nonionic conductivity among films made from dopant-polymer solutions...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736861/azadirachtin-effects-on-mating-success-gametic-abnormalities-and-progeny-survival-in-drosophila-melanogaster-diptera
#20
Chemseddine M Oulhaci, Béatrice Denis, Samira Kilani-Morakchi, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, Laure Kaiser, Dominique Joly, Nadia Aribi
BACKGROUND: Azadirachtin is a prominent natural pesticide and represents an alternative to conventional insecticides. It has been successfully used against insect pests. However, its effects on reproduction require further analysis. Here we investigated lethal and sublethal effects of azadirachtin, on treated adults in a model insect, Drosophila melanogaster (Meigen). Dose-mortality relationships as well as several parameters of reproduction (mating, spermatogenesis, oogenesis and fertility) were examined...
July 24, 2017: Pest Management Science
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