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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165033/a-comparison-of-various-methods-of-blood-sampling-in-mice-and-rats-effects-on-animal-welfare
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V S Harikrishnan, Axel K Hansen, Klas Sp Abelson, Dorte B Sørensen
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of blood sampling on animal welfare in a total of 60 NTac:SD rats and 72 C57BL/6NTac mice of both sexes. Blood was sampled either by sublingual vein puncture, tail vein puncture or by retrobulbar plexus/sinus puncture under light isoflurane anaesthesia and, additionally, by facial vein puncture in mice. Non-punctured animals as well as isoflurane-anaesthetised animals were used as controls. Pre- and post-puncture sucrose intake (1.5% w/w) was measured in rats, and nest building scores were studied in mice for 24 h post-puncture...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157155/work-environment-and-occupational-risk-assessment-for-small-animal-portuguese-veterinary-activities
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Angela C Macedo, Vânia T Mota, João M Tavares, Osvaldo L Machado, Francisco X Malcata, Marinela P Cristo, Olga N Mayan
The professional work of small animal veterinary staff encompasses a wide diversity of demanding tasks. This has prompted a number of studies covering physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic or psychological hazards, as well as their health effects upon veterinary workers. However, such results were obtained from self-reported surveys (via paper or online). This study reports the identification of potential hazards and provides a risk assessment of 15 veterinary clinics based on data from walk-through surveys, interviews with workers, and quantification of indoor air quality parameters including concentration of volatile organic compounds (total, isoflurane and glutaraldehyde)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155702/using-the-sleeve-technique-in-a-mouse-model-of-aortic-transplantation-an-instructional-video
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Zuzanna Rowinska, Simone Gorressen, Marc W Merx, Thomas A Koeppel, Alma Zernecke, Elisa A Liehn
Orthotopic aortic transplantation using the sleeve technique reduces injury to the aorta with failure rate of only 10-20%. The time to anastomose the aorta in mice using the sleeve method was short and easy averaging 20 min, permitting studies of iso/allo grafts. The following article describes the aortic transplantation procedure used in our laboratory. The mice were anesthetized with a mixture of 1.5% volume isoflurane and 100% oxygen through a face mask. At this point, the segment of the aorta between the renal arteries and its bifurcation was separated from the vena cava, freely prepared and clampedat the proximal and distal segments with a single silk suture...
October 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152212/sevoflurane-and-renal-function-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials
#4
Lady Christine L Ong Sio, Richard Glenn C Dela Cruz, Alexander F Bautista
Objective: This study aims to describe the overall cumulative effect of sevoflurane on kidney function in healthy patients in terms of mean plasma creatinine, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine clearance, urinary protein, and glucose excretion at 24 and 72 hours post-anesthesia. Data retrieval: A systematic literature search using MEDLINE and EMBASE as primary search engines was conducted. Articles, relevant abstracts, and citations dated January 1, 1995 to June 30, 2016 were retrieved...
July 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150782/nitrous-oxide-added-at-the-end-of-isoflurane-anesthesia-hastens-early-recovery-without-increasing-the-risk-for-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Boris Mraovic, Tatjana Simurina, Tong J Gan
BACKGROUND: Nitrous oxide (N2O) has been reported to increase the risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) in a dose-dependent manner. We investigated the effect of adding N2O at the end of isoflurane inhalational anesthesia on the recovery and incidence of PONV. Our hypothesis was that N2O would reduce the time to early recovery without increasing the incidence of PONV. METHODS: After obtaining ethics committee approval and written informed consent, 100 women at American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-III and scheduled for laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy were randomized into two groups (G) according to the carrier gas: GO2 (air in 30% oxygen) and GN2O (the same mixture until the last 30 min of surgery, when 70% N2O in 30% oxygen was used)...
November 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150777/glibenclamide-and-therapeutic-hypothermia-have-comparable-effect-on-attenuating-global-cerebral-edema-following-experimental-cardiac-arrest
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Shin Nakayama, Noriko Taguchi, Yumi Isaka, Takako Nakamura, Makoto Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Cerebral edema is one of the major causes of mortality following cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A subunit of the sulfonylurea receptor 1-transient receptor potential M4 (Sur1-TRPM4) channel has been implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemia-evoked cerebral edema. In this study, we examined whether glibenclamide (GBC), a Sur1-TRPM4 channel inhibitor, attenuates cerebral edema following CA/CPR and further examined the efficacy of GBC combined with therapeutic hypothermia...
November 17, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149981/ischemic-preconditioning-produces-comparable-protection-against-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-under-isoflurane-and-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-rats
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J S Jeong, D Kim, K Y Kim, S Ryu, S Han, B S Shin, G S Kim, M S Gwak, J S Ko
BACKGROUND: Various volatile anesthetics and ischemic preconditioning (IP) have been demonstrated to exert protective effect against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in liver. We aimed to determine whether application of IP under isoflurane and sevoflurane anesthesia would confer protection against hepatic I/R injury in rats. METHODS: Thirty-eight rats weighing 270 to 300 grams were randomly divided into 2 groups: isoflurane (1.5%) and sevoflurane (2.5%) anesthesia groups...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148158/long-term-anesthetic-protocol-in-rats-feasibility-in-electrophysiology-studies-in-visual-prosthesis
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Alejandro Barriga-Rivera, Veronica Tatarinoff, Nigel H Lovell, John W Morley, Gregg J Suaning
Electrical stimulation of excitable cells provides therapeutic benefits for a variety of medical conditions, including restoration of partial vision to those blinded via some types of retinal degeneration. To improve visual percepts elicited by the current technology, researchers are conducting acute electrophysiology experiments, mainly in cats. However, the rat can provide a model of a range of retinal diseases and possesses a sufficiently large eye to be used in this field. This article presents a long-term anesthetic protocol to enable electrophysiology experiments to further the development of visual prostheses...
November 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136012/regional-knockdown-of-ndufs4-implicates-a-thalamocortical-circuit-mediating-anesthetic-sensitivity
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Renjini Ramadasan-Nair, Jessica Hui, Pavel I Zimin, Leslie S Itsara, Philip G Morgan, Margaret M Sedensky
Knockout of the mitochondrial complex I protein, NDUFS4, profoundly increases sensitivity of mice to volatile anesthetics. In mice carrying an Ndufs4lox/lox gene, adeno-associated virus expressing Cre recombinase was injected into regions of the brain postulated to affect sensitivity to volatile anesthetics. These injections generated otherwise phenotypically wild type mice with region-specific, postnatal inactivation of Ndufs4, minimizing developmental effects of gene loss. Sensitivities to the volatile anesthetics isoflurane and halothane were measured using loss of righting reflex (LORR) and movement in response to tail clamp (TC) as endpoints...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132231/the-use-of-desflurane-for-neurosurgical-procedures-in-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta
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Henri Gmj Bertrand, Charlotte Sandersen, Paul A Flecknell
Volatile agents are widely used to anaesthetise laboratory non-human primates as they allow a rapid induction and recovery as well as an easy adjustment of the anaesthesia plan. Desflurane is currently the volatile agent with the lowest solubility in blood, and hence enables the most rapid onset of anaesthesia and most rapid recovery. This study aimed to investigate the suitability of desflurane for maintenance of general anaesthesia in rhesus macaques undergoing elective experimental neurosurgery. Fourteen primates (five males and nine females) were sedated with ketamine (10 mg kg(-1)) and anaesthesia was induced with propofol (usually 8 mg kg(-1) IV)...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121915/clinical-monitoring-of-cardiac-output-assessed-by-transoesophageal-echocardiography-in-anaesthetised-dogs-a-comparison-with-the-thermodilution-technique
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Matheus M Mantovani, Denise T Fantoni, André M Gimenes, Jacqueline R de Castro, Patrícia B Flor, Keila K Ida, Denise S Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Cardiac output (CO) is an important haemodynamic parameter to monitor in patients during surgery. However, the majority of the techniques for measuring CO have a limited application in veterinary practice due to their invasive approach and associated complexity and risks. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a technique used to monitor cardiac function in human patients during surgical procedures and allows CO to be measured non-invasively. This prospective clinical study aimed to compare the transoesophageal echocardiography using a transgastric view of the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) and the thermodilution (TD) technique for the assessment of CO during mean arterial pressure of 65-80 mmHg (normotension) and <65 mmHg (hypotension) in dogs undergoing elective surgery...
November 9, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121295/disruption-of-cortical-network-activity-by-the-general-anaesthetic-isoflurane
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H Hentschke, A Raz, B M Krause, C A Murphy, M I Banks
Background: Actions of general anaesthetics on activity in the cortico-thalamic network likely contribute to loss of consciousness and disconnection from the environment. Previously, we showed that the general anaesthetic isoflurane preferentially suppresses cortically evoked synaptic responses compared with thalamically evoked synaptic responses, but how this differential sensitivity translates into changes in network activity is unclear. Methods: We investigated isoflurane disruption of spontaneous and stimulus-induced cortical network activity using multichannel recordings in murine auditory thalamo-cortical brain slices...
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120073/astrocytic-and-neuronal-oxidative-metabolism-are-coupled-to-the-rate-of-glutamate-glutamine-cycle-in-the-tree-shrew-visual-cortex
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Sarah Sonnay, Jordan Poirot, Nathalie Just, Anne-Catherine Clerc, Rolf Gruetter, Gregor Rainer, João M N Duarte
Astrocytes play an important role in glutamatergic neurotransmission, namely by clearing synaptic glutamate and converting it into glutamine that is transferred back to neurons. The rate of this glutamate-glutamine cycle (VNT ) has been proposed to couple to that of glucose utilization and of neuronal tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that glutamatergic neurotransmission is also coupled to the TCA cycle rate in astrocytes. For that we investigated energy metabolism by means of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in the primary visual cortex of tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri) under light isoflurane anesthesia at rest and during continuous visual stimulation...
November 9, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118914/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-remifentanil-on-isoflurane-induced-apoptosis-in-the-neonatal-rat-brain
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Bo Pan, Shaoqiang Huang, Shen Sun, Tingting Wang
Remifentanil is one of the most frequently prescribed opioids used in combination with inhalation anesthetics in clinical practice, but the effects of such combinations on the developing rat brain are unknown. In our study, we investigated first the potential neurotoxic effects of remifentanil on the developing brain and then the effects of remifentanil on isoflurane-induced apoptosis in the neonatal rat brain following exposure to a nociceptive stimulus. In the first experiment, postnatal day (P) 7 rats were randomly exposed to 30% oxygen, 1...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118035/single-channel-analysis-of-isoflurane-and-ethanol-enhancement-of-taurine-activated-glycine-receptors
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Dean Kirson, Jelena Todorovic, S John Mihic
The amino acid taurine is an endogenous ligand acting on glycine receptors and is released by astrocytes in many brain regions, such as the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex. Taurine is a partial agonist with an efficacy significantly lower than that of glycine. Allosteric modulators such as ethanol and isoflurane produce leftward shifts of glycine concentration-response curves but have no effects at saturating glycine concentrations. In contrast, in whole-cell electrophysiology studies these modulators increase the effects of saturating taurine concentrations...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113646/effects-of-recombinant-canine-interferon-%C3%AE-injected-before-general-anesthesia-with-propofol-and-isoflurane-on-natural-killer-cytotoxic-activity-during-anesthesia-in-dogs
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Hirotaka Matsumoto, Takuma Miyata, Tomoko Ohkusa, Takahiro Teshima, Hidekazu Koyama
We aimed to determine whether subcutaneous injection of recombinant canine interferon-γ (rCaIFN-γ) 1h before general anesthesia with a combination of propofol and isoflurane (P-I) changes the cytotoxic activity of natural killer (NK) cells during anesthesia in dogs. Nine clinically healthy beagles were assigned to one of two groups: rCaIFN-γ-treated group (n=5) and control group (no treatment, n=4). One hour before P-I anesthesia, rCaIFN-γ was subcutaneously injected at a dose of 1×10(4)U/kg body weight for the test group and physiologic saline was subcutaneously injected for the control group...
October 26, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105210/in-vivo-detection-and-automatic-analysis-of-gaba-in-the-mouse-brain-with-mega-press-at-9-4%C3%A2-t
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Jia Guo, Zhu Gang, Yanping Sun, Andrew Laine, Scott A Small, Douglas L Rothman
The goals of this study were to develop an acquisition protocol and the analysis tools for Meshcher-Garwood point-resolved spectroscopy (MEGA-PRESS) in mouse brain at 9.4 T, to allow the in vivo detection of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and to examine whether isoflurane alters GABA levels in the thalamus during anesthesia. We implemented the MEGA-PRESS sequence on a Bruker 94/20 system with ParaVision 6.0.1, and magnetic resonance spectra were acquired from nine male wild-type C57BL/6 J mice at the thalamus...
November 3, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103148/cerebrovascular-co2-reactivity-during-isoflurane-nitrous-oxide-anesthesia-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
#18
Kazuyoshi Ishida, Masato Uchida, Kohji Utada, Atsuo Yamashita, Satoshi Yamashita, Shiro Fukuda, Mishiya Matsumoto, Takefumi Sakabe
PURPOSE: We assessed the cerebrovascular CO2 reactivity (CO2R) in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients without diabetes mellitus (DM), uncontrolled hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, or neurological disease under isoflurane-nitrous oxide anesthesia. METHODS: Forty-nine patients undergoing surgery, including 36 CRF patients (30 receiving dialysis and six pre-dialysis patients) and 13 patients without CRF (controls). Middle cerebral artery flow velocity (VMCA) was measured by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography at an end-tidal CO2 of 35 to 45 mmHg...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099662/local-oxygen-homeostasis-during-various-neuronal-network-activity-states-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
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Justus Schneider, Nikolaus Berndt, Ismini E Papageorgiou, Jana Maurer, Sascha Bulik, Martin Both, Andreas Draguhn, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter, Oliver Kann
Cortical information processing comprises various activity states emerging from timed synaptic excitation and inhibition. However, the underlying energy metabolism is widely unknown. We determined the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) along a tissue depth of <0.3 mm in the hippocampal CA3 region during various network activities, including gamma oscillations and sharp wave-ripples that occur during wakefulness and sleep. These physiological states associate with sensory perception and memory formation, and critically depend on perisomatic GABA inhibition...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097758/isoflurane-inhalation-anesthesia-should-be-a-new-requirement-in-intracavernosal-pressure-detection-the-gold-standard-of-erectile-function-assessment
#20
Jinhong Li, Changjing Wu, Fudong Fu, Xuanhe You, Liang Gao, Romel Wazir, Feng Qin, Ping Han, Jiuhong Yuan
Intracavernosal pressure (ICP) is gold standard for the detection of erectile function in animals, but no consensus has yet been achieved on what kind of anesthetic protocol should be applied. A total of 16 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into two groups. In group A, chloral hydrate was injected intraperitoneally. Rats in group B were induced in 5% isoflurane for 3 min and then maintained in 1.0-1.5% isoflurane. Mean arterial pressure (MAP), respiratory rate (RR) and heart rate were monitored during all experiments...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
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