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Nicholas M Studer, Ahmad H Yassin, Donald E Keen
INTRODUCTION: The current Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guidelines recommend tranexamic acid (TXA) administration for casualties in whom massive blood transfusion is anticipated. However, despite Hextend being the recommended resuscitation fluid, the guidelines recommend against using TXA with Hextend. This appears to be due to a concern about pharmaceutical compatibility, despite the absence of a direct study of compatibility in the literature. METHODS: Two solutions of Hextend and TXA were examined for compatibility...
October 2016: Military Medicine
Robert Sümpelmann, Karin Becke, Sebastian Brenner, Christian Breschan, Christoph Eich, Claudia Höhne, Martin Jöhr, Franz-Josef Kretz, Gernot Marx, Lars Pape, Markus Schreiber, Jochen Strauss, Markus Weiss
This consensus- based S1 Guideline for perioperative infusion therapy in children is focused on safety and efficacy. The objective is to maintain or re-establish the child's normal physiological state (normovolemia, normal tissue perfusion, normal metabolic function, normal acid- base- electrolyte status). Therefore, the perioperative fasting times should be as short as possible to prevent patient discomfort, dehydration, and ketoacidosis. A physiologically composed balanced isotonic electrolyte solution (BS) with 1-2...
October 17, 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Hui Chen, Zhi Hua Shan, Meng Wai Woo, Xiao Dong Chen
Combinations of gelatin (G) and oxidized corn starch (OCS) were explored as a new microcapsule composite for single droplet spray drying. The blending solutions property, gel time, transparency and viscosity of G/CS (corn starch) and G/OCS blend solutions were compared at different ratios (10:0;9:1;8:2;7:3;6:4;5:5) and concentrations(1%wt; 3%wt; 5%wt). The drying and dissolution behaviors of composite droplet have been studied using the single droplet drying technique. Possible reaction mechanisms in the composite blend were elucidated by SEM and FTIR techniques...
October 13, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Kambiz Masoumi, Arash Forouzan, Ali Asgari Darian, Alireza Rafaty Navaii
BACKGROUND: Appropriate fluid therapy affects morbidity and mortality rates. A conclusion is yet to be reached on the role of crystalloids and colloids in immediate fluid therapy. This study was done to determine the suitable solution in immediate resuscitation of patients with hemorrhagic shock caused by tissue trauma. METHODS: One hundred trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock, who underwent fluid therapy in the emergency unit, were assigned randomly to two groups of hydroxyethyl starch (Voluven) and normal saline...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Mark E Larson, Daniel J Falconer, Alan M Myers, Adam W Barb
A comprehensive description of starch biosynthesis and granule assembly remains undefined despite the central nature of starch as an energy storage molecule in plants and as a fundamental calorie source for many animals. Multiple theories regarding the starch synthase (SS)-catalyzed assembly of (α1-4)-linked D-glucose molecules into maltodextrins generally agree that elongation occurs at the non-reducing terminus based on the degradation of radiolabeled maltodextrins though recent reports challenge this hypothesis...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Xiaoyan Tan, Xiaoxi Li, Ling Chen, Fengwei Xie
This study compared the solubility of starch (G50) and microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) in an ionic liquid (IL), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([Emim][OAc]), at different temperatures. From SAXS and WAXS analysis, polysaccharides could be totally dissolved in [Emim][OAc]. Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectra showed a similar dissolution mechanism for starch and MCC, which was related to the formation of hydrogen bonds between polysaccharide hydroxyls and acetic anions, causing the breakage of the hydrogen bonding network of the polysaccharide...
October 5, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Inyoung Choi, Jun Young Lee, Monique Lacroix, Jaejoon Han
A new colorimetric pH indicator film was developed using agar, potato starch, and natural dyes extracted from purple sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas. Both agar and potato starch are solid matrices used to immobilize natural dyes, anthocyanins. The ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectrum of anthocyanin extract solutions and agar/potato starch films with anthocyanins showed color variations to different pH values (pH 2.0-10.0). Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and UV-vis region spectra showed compatibility between agar, starch, and anthocyanin extracts...
March 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Michelle Griego-Valles, Yekaterina Buriko, Jennifer E Prittie, Philip R Fox
OBJECTIVE: To assess primary and secondary hemostasis following in vitro dilution of canine whole blood (WB) with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 and HES 670/0.75. DESIGN: In vitro experimental study. SETTING: Private practice, teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-five healthy dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Each dog underwent venipuncture and 18 mL of venous blood was sampled once. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Collected blood was separated in 4 aliquots...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Bulent Ergin, Philippe Guerci, Lara Zafrani, Frank Nocken, Asli Kandil, Ebru Gurel-Gurevin, Cihan Demirci-Tansel, Can Ince
BACKGROUND: Modulation of inflammation and oxidative stress appears to limit sepsis-induced damage in experimental models. The kidney is one of the most sensitive organs to injury during septic shock. In this study, we evaluated the effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) administration in conjunction with fluid resuscitation on renal oxygenation and function. We hypothesized that reducing inflammation would improve the microcirculatory oxygenation in the kidney and limit the onset of acute kidney injury (AKI)...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
K L Epstein, A Bergren, B Nie, R D Arnold, B M Brainard
A lower molecular weight and molar substitution formulation (130/0.4) of hydroxyethyl starch solution has been shown to have a more sustained effect on COP and similar hemodynamic effects as a higher molecular weight and molar substitution formulation (600/0.75) in healthy horses. In humans, these pharmacodynamic characteristics are coupled with more rapid clearance and decreased adverse coagulation effects and accumulation. The objective of this study was to determine and compare the pharmacokinetics of these two formulations in horses...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Xiao Li, Hui Chen, Qingxia Zhu, Yan Liu, Feng Lu
Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) embedded in the excipients of the formula can usually be unravelled by normal Raman spectroscopy (NRS). However, more and more drugs with low API content and/or low Raman scattering coefficient were insensitive to NRS analysis, which was for the first time defined as Low API-Signal Drugs (LASIDs) in this paper. The NRS spectra of these LASIDs were similar to their dominant excipients' profiles, such as lactose, starch, microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), etc., and were classified into three types as such...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Ana Rita C Duarte, Devid Maniglio, Nuno Sousa, João F Mano, Rui L Reis, Claudio Migliaresi
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the preparation of ordered patterned surfaces and/or microspheres from a natural-based polymer, using the breath figure and reverse breath figure methods. METHODS: Poly(D,L-lactic acid) and starch poly(lactic acid) solutions were precipitated in different conditions - namely, polymer concentration, vapor atmosphere temperature and substrate - to evaluate the effect of these conditions on the morphology of the precipitates obtained...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
Rahul Thakur, Bahareh Saberi, Penta Pristijono, John Golding, Costas Stathopoulos, Christopher Scarlett, Michael Bowyer, Quan Vuong
The main aim of this study was to develop rice starch (RS), ι-carrageenan (ι-car) based film. Different formulations of RS (1-4%, w/w), ι-car (0.5-2%, w/w) was blended with stearic acid (SA; 0.3-0.9%, w/w) and glycerol (1%, w/w) as a plasticizer. The effect of film ingredients on the thickness, water vapour permeability (WVP), film solubility (FS), moisture content (MC), colour, film opacity (FO), tensile strength (TS), elongation-at-break (EAB) of film was examined. Interactions and miscibility of partaking components was studied by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and X-ray diffraction (XRD)...
September 16, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Javad Tavakoli
Wound healing as a complex biological process greatly affects the quality of patients׳ lives. The high initial cost of wound treatment using advanced wound dressing is a major concern that warrants more attention. Because of the similarities between body macromolecules and polysaccharides and proteoglycans, gelatin and starch were used extensively as wound dressings; however their solubility in aqueous environment is known as a major drawback. Crosslinking, as a common method for enhancing mechanical properties, has its own limitation as some chemical cross-likers reduce biocompatibility...
September 9, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Brandi A Bottiger, Dmitri S Bezinover, Berend Mets, Priti G Dalal, Jansie Prozesky, Serdar Ural, Sonia Vaida
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery (CD) have a high-risk of spinal-induced hypotension (SIH). We hypothesized that a colloid preload would further reduce SIH when compared with a crystalloid preload. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-two healthy parturients undergoing elective CD were included in the study. Patients were randomly assigned to two groups (41 patients in each group) to receive either Lactated Ringer's solution (1500 ml) or hydroxyethyl starch (6% in normal saline, 500 ml) 30 min prior to placement of spinal anesthesia...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Shadan Li, Iren Constantinescu, Qiunong Guan, Manu T Kalathottukaren, Donald E Brooks, Christopher Y C Nguan, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu, Caigan Du
BACKGROUND: Efficient and effective perfusion during organ procurement is required for the best prevention of donor organ injury preceding transplantation. However, current organ preservation solutions, including hydroxyethyl starch (HES)-based University of Wisconsin (UW) solution, do not always yield the best outcomes. Our previous study demonstrated that replacing HES with hyperbranched polyglycerol (HPG) reduced donor heart injury during cold storage. The current research was designed to examine the advantages of HPG-based solution for cold kidney perfusion...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Céline Aubrun-Fillâtre, Francine Monchau, Philippe Hivart
Acrylic bone cements are a conventional solution to heal bone defects. Starch is often added to the cement to improve its degradability and resorbability. The most used botanical variety is corn starch; few studies or applications deal with other varieties. This study focuses on classical formulations based on 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate but incorporating different starches: waxy maize, corn, amylo maize, wheat, pea or potato, with or without enzyme (α-amylase). A thermocouple is used to determine the curing parameters: setting time and maximal temperature...
December 1, 2016: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Akiko Tanaka, Tomoyuki Furubayashi, Akifumi Matsushita, Daisuke Inoue, Shunsuke Kimura, Hidemasa Katsumi, Toshiyasu Sakane, Akira Yamamoto
The nasal absorption of macromolecules from powder formulations and the effect of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC-Na) as a pharmaceutical excipient on their absorption were studied. Model macromolecules were fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dextran (average molecular weight of 4.4kDa, FD4) and insulin. The plasma concentration of FD4 after application of the powder containing 50% starch (control) was higher than that after application of the solution, and the absorption from 50% starch powder was enhanced by the substitution of starch with CMC-Na...
2016: PloS One
Li Guo, Jian Hu, Juanjuan Zhang, Xianfeng Du
The hydrodynamic properties of potato starch and sweet potato starch in dilute and semi-dilute aqueous solutions were studied using a Ubbelohde viscometer, a transmission electron microscope, and steady shear rheological measurements. The results indicated that the potato starch solutions showed a linear shape of the ηred versus c curves. The sweet potato starch solutions presented a non-linear shape with a downturn in dilute solutions, or the concentrations were lower than entanglement concentration (ce)...
August 30, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Yanfei Wang, Liang Zhang, Hongsheng Liu, Long Yu, George P Simon, Nuozi Zhang, Ling Chen
Edible films from the blending hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) with hydroxypropyl starch (HPS) have been developed. This work focuses on the relationship between morphologies and mechanical properties of such systems. To aid understanding of blend morphology, a new technique used to identify the two phases through dying of the HPS by iodine has been developed, which provided a simple and convenient way to clearly distinguish between HPMC and HPS phases. It was found that the blend system is immiscible and there is phase transition point depending on blending ratio and solution concentration...
November 20, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
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