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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346133/dexmedetomidine-impairs-diaphragm-function-and-increases-oxidative-stress-but-does-not-aggravate-diaphragmatic-atrophy-in-mechanically-ventilated-rats
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Thomas Breuer, Christian Bleilevens, Rolf Rossaint, Gernot Marx, Julian Gehrenkemper, Henning Dierksen, Antoine Delpierre, Joachim Weis, Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez, Christian S Bruells
BACKGROUND: Anesthetics in ventilated patients are critical as any cofactor hampering diaphragmatic function may have a negative impact on the weaning progress and therefore on patients' mortality. Dexmedetomidine may display antioxidant and antiproteolytic properties, but it also reduced glucose uptake by the muscle, which may impair diaphragm force production. This study tested the hypothesis that dexmedetomidine could inhibit ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction. METHODS: Twenty-four rats were separated into three groups (n = 8/group)...
January 18, 2018: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335074/trends-in-narcotics-and-sedative-use-during-mechanical-ventilation-of-preterm-infants-in-canadian-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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OBJECTIVE: Mechanical ventilation (MV) in preterm infants (PTI) causes discomfort. Whether it causes pain is controversial. Meta analysis reviews of published work on PTI during MV have shown no clinically significant impact of opioids on pain scales, and hence not recommended for routine use in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Similarly regular use of sedative midazolam is also not recommended. Therefore we hypothesized a downward trend in narcotics and sedatives used in MV of PTI in NICUs...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330133/the-evaluation-of-drug-induced-changes-in-left-ventricular-function-in-pentobarbital-anesthetized-dogs
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Yevgeniya E Koshman, Brett R Herzberg, Terese R Seifert, James S Polakowski, Scott W Mittelstadt
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to determine whether assessment of myocardial contractility and hemodynamics in an anesthetized dog model, could consistently detect drug-induced changes in the inotropic state of the heart using drugs known to have clinically relevant positive and negative effects on myocardial contractility. METHODS: Derived parameters included: diastolic, systolic and mean arterial BP, peak systolic LVP, HR, end-diastolic LVP, and LVdP/dtmax as the primary contractility index...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310424/evodiamine-reduces-caffeine-induced-sleep-disturbances-and-excitation-in-mice
#4
Yong-Hyun Ko, Kyu-Yeon Shim, Seok-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang
Worldwide, caffeine is among the most commonly used stimulatory substances. Unfortunately, significant caffeine consumption is associated with several adverse effects, ranging from sleep disturbances (including insomnia) to cardiovascular problems. This study investigates whether treatment with the Evodia rutaecarpa aqueous extract (ERAE) from berries and its major molecular component, evodiamine, can reduce the adverse caffeine-induced sleep-related and excitation effects. We combined measurements from the pentobarbital-induced sleep test, the open field test, and the locomotor activity test in mice that had been dosed with caffeine...
January 9, 2018: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298324/general-anesthetics-cause-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-reduction-of-intracellular-atp-levels
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Jun-Ichi Kishikawa, Yuki Inoue, Makoto Fujikawa, Kenji Nishimura, Atsuko Nakanishi, Tsutomu Tanabe, Hiromi Imamura, Ken Yokoyama
General anesthetics are indispensable for effective clinical care. Although, the mechanism of action of general anesthetics remains controversial, lipid bilayers and proteins have been discussed as their targets. In this study, we focused on the relationship between cellular ATP levels and general anesthetics. The ATP levels of nematodes and cultured mammalian cells were decreased by exposure to three general anesthetics: isoflurane, pentobarbital, and 1-phenoxy-2-propanol. Furthermore, these general anesthetics abolished mitochondrial membrane potential, resulting in the inhibition of mitochondrial ATP synthesis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286885/stability-of-pentobarbital-in-soil
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Chasity Bagsby, Anita Saha, Granville Goodin, Sheeba Siddiqi, Mary Farone, Anthony Farone, Paul C Kline
Intravenous injection of barbiturates, particularly pentobarbital (5-ethyl-5-pentan-2-yl-1,3-diazinane-2,4,5-trione), is a widely used method to euthanize large animals such as horses. However, one concern with this method is the fate of pentobarbital after the disposal of the carcass. As tissues decompose, pentobarbital may leach into the soil and from there migrate to groundwater. A method using methanol extraction, solid phase concentration, and liquid chromatography (LC/MS) has been developed to measure pentobarbital in soils...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277349/diabetes-mellitus-induction-effect-of-different-streptozotocin-doses-on-male-reproductive-parameters
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Temidayo S Omolaoye, Bongekile T Skosana, Stefan S du Plessis
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is reported to be involved in male reproductive impairment, and its impact is evident in the increased prevalence of infertility. Various studies have reported that a single parenteral injection of <40 mg/kg Streptozotocin (STZ) is ineffective in ablating pancreatic β-cells and creating a rat model to investigate the effect of DM on the male reproductive system. This study therefore aims to validate these claims. Adult male Wistar rats received either a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (30 mg/kg or 60 mg/kg) or saline (0...
December 22, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260264/a-new-piperazine-derivative-1-4-3-5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzyl-piperazin-1-yl-2-methoxyethan-1-one-with-antioxidant-and-central-activity
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Adriane F Brito, Patrícia C C S Braga, Lorrane K S Moreira, Dayane M Silva, Daiany P B Silva, Germán Sanz, Boniek G Vaz, Flávio S de Carvalho, Luciano M Lião, Rafaela R Silva, François Noël, Hiasmin F S Neri, Paulo C Ghedini, Murilo F de Carvalho, Eric de S Gil, Elson A Costa, Ricardo Menegatti
In the scope of a research program aimed at developing new drugs for the treatment of central nervous system diseases, we describe herein the synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of 1-(4-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzyl) piperazin-1-yl)-2-methoxyethan-1-one (LQFM180). This compound showed antioxidant activity in two models, electroanalytical assays, and DPPH activity. Moreover, in behavioral tests as the open field test LQFM180 (9.4, 18.8, and 37.6 mg/kg, per oral (p.o.)), we detected anxiolytic-like activity...
December 19, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233853/variation-in-pediatric-procedural-sedations-across-children-s-hospital-emergency-departments
#9
Andrew F Miller, Michael C Monuteaux, Florence T Bourgeois, Eric W Fleegler
OBJECTIVES: Describe the trends in pediatric sedation use over time and determine variation in use of procedural sedation across children's hospital emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: We analyzed ED data from 35 hospitals within the Pediatric Health Information System for patients <19 years old who received sedation medications and were discharged from 2009 to 2014. Patients with chronic comorbidities or undergoing intubation were excluded. We determined frequency and trends in use of sedation and compared these between EDs...
January 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232839/agarwood-essential-oil-displays-sedative-hypnotic-effects-through-the-gabaergic-system
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Shuai Wang, Canhong Wang, Deqian Peng, Xinmin Liu, Chongming Wu, Peng Guo, Jianhe Wei
Although agarwood has been used as a tranquilizer in Asian countries for hundreds of years, the underlying pharmacological basis is still unclear. This study investigated the sedative-hypnotic effect of agarwood essential oil (AEO) using locomotor activity and pentobarbital-induced sleeping assays in mice. Single (1-day) and multiple (7- and 14-days) administrations of 60 mg/kg AEO generated significant sedative effect on inhibiting locomotor activity and hypnotic effect on pentobarbital-induced sleeping in mice...
December 9, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229519/leptin-injection-into-the-left-stellate-ganglion-augments-ischemia-related-ventricular-arrhythmias-via-sympathetic-nerve-activation
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Lilei Yu, Yuhong Wang, Xiaoya Zhou, Bing Huang, Menglong Wang, Xuefei Li, Guannan Meng, Shenxu Yuan, Hao Xia, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Leptin is a peptide hormone produced by adipose tissue whose basic function is regulating energy balance and sympathetic outflow. Previous studies have shown that increased nerve activity of the left stellate ganglion (LSG) promotes ventricular arrhythmia (VA). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate whether leptin could facilitate VA through the activation of LSG. METHODS: Sixteen pentobarbital-anesthetized dogs were divided into a control group (saline, n=8) and a leptin group (leptin, n=8)...
December 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201504/effect-of-sildenafil-citrate-in-testosterone-induced-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-rat-model
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Selahattin Çalışkan, Muzaffer Oğuz Keleş, Metin İshak Öztürk, Musab Ali Kutluhan, Olgu Enis Tok, Feriha Ercan, Muhammet İhsan Karaman
Objective: Efficacy of treatments for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is limited because the disease has complex etiopathogenesis. Recent studies have demonstrated the presence of phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) receptors in prostate tissue. We investigated efficacy of sildenafil citrate in testosteron - induced BPH in rats. Material and methods: The rats were divided into three groups. Each groups had 7 rats. Group 1 was control group. Testosteron propionate 3 mg/kg/day was injected subcutaneously for two weeks in Group 2...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197566/local-subcutaneous-injection-of-chlorogenic-acid-inhibits-the-nociceptive-trigeminal-spinal-nucleus-caudalis-neurons-in-rats
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Kaede Kakita, Hirona Tsubouchi, Mayu Adachi, Shiori Takehana, Yoshihito Shimazu, Mamoru Takeda
Acute administration of chlorogenic acid (CGA) in vitro was recently shown to modulate potassium channel conductance and acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) in the primary sensory neurons; however, in vivo peripheral effects of CGA on the nociceptive mechanical stimulation of trigeminal neuronal activity remains to be determined. The present study investigated whether local administration of CGA in vivo attenuates mechanical stimulation-induced excitability of trigeminal spinal nucleus caudalis neuronal (SpVc) activity in rats...
November 29, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175014/influence-of-sedation-on-onset-and-quality-of-euthanasia-in-sheep
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Michele Barletta, Erik H Hofmeister, John F Peroni, Merrilee Thoresen, Alexandra M Scharf, Jane E Quandt
The purpose of this study was to determine if dexmedetomidine administered IV prior to euthanasia in sheep affected the speed or quality of euthanasia. Twenty clinically healthy Dorset-cross adult ewes between 1 and 3years of age were enrolled in a randomized blinded experimental trial. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive dexmedetomidine 5μg/kg IV or an equivalent volume of saline. Five minutes later, euthanasia was accomplished with a pentobarbital/phenytoin overdose given IV. The time to apnea, asystole, cessation of audible heartbeat, and absence of corneal reflex were recorded by two blinded investigators...
November 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166575/chemical-characterization-and-pharmacological-assessment-of-cashew-gum-extract-anacardium-occidentale-l-polysaccharide-free
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Daiany Priscilla Bueno da Silva, Iziara Ferreira Florentino, Lorrane Kelle da Silva Moreira, Adriane Ferreira Brito, Verônica Vale Carvalho, Géssica Adriana Vasconcelos, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, Marcus Antônio Pereira-Junior, Kátia Flávia Fernandes, Elson Alves Costa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The cashew gum (Anacardium occidentale L.) is used in Brazilian traditional medicine in the treatment of inflammatory conditions, asthma, diabetes, and gastrointestinal disturbs. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study was aimed the chemical characterization and the investigation of the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of cashew gum aqueous extract without the presence of polysaccharides in its composition (CGE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CGE was obtained after precipitation and removal of polysaccharides using acetone...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162383/inhibition-of-ampar-endocytosis-alleviates-pentobarbital-induced-spatial-memory-deficits-and-synaptic-depression
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Wei Wang, Tao Tan, Yanzhi Yu, Zhilin Huang, Yehong Du, Huili Han, Zhifang Dong
Our previous study has shown that pentobarbital causes memory deficits and impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity. The Tat-GluA23Y peptide (GluA23Y) prevents activity-dependent α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid receptor (AMPAR) endocytosis. It enables early-phase long-term potentiation (LTP) to proceed to late-phase LTP allowing short-term memory to convert to long-term memory. The purpose of this study is to explore the potential effects of GluA23Y on pentobarbital-induced memory deficits through behavioral and electrophysiological paradigms...
November 18, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162023/pentobarbital-removal-during-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
David M Hensler, Deepika P McConnell, Kimberly E Levasseur-Franklin, Kasey M Greathouse
BACKGROUND: Renal replacement therapy may enhance the elimination of barbiturates. Pentobarbital clearance during continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) has not been described previously. We report a patient case involving the measurement of serial pentobarbital levels during CVVH and review relevant literature characterizing extracorporeal pentobarbital elimination. METHODS: The following is a retrospective report of a previously healthy 26-year-old woman who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and required administration of pentobarbital on hospital day 0 for intracranial pressure (ICP) control...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160176/impact-of-bedding-volume-on-physiological-and-behavioural-parameters-in-laboratory-mice
#18
Jennifer Freymann, Ping-Ping Tsai, Helge D Stelzer, Reinhard Mischke, Hansjoachim Hackbarth
The standard housing temperature in animal facilities is substantially below the lower critical temperature of mice. This does not only endanger animal welfare, it can also jeopardize scientific research as cold stress has a major impact on mouse physiology. There is some evidence that deep bedding, comparable to nesting material, can help mice to reduce heat loss. Whenever changes are applied to the cage environment, the potential impact on experimental results, including variation, needs to be assessed. An increased variation can result in a conflict between reduction and refinement, when more animals are needed for significance due to the housing design...
December 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153631/human-abuse-potential-of-brivaracetam-in-healthy-recreational-central-nervous-system-depressant-users
#19
Kerri A Schoedel, Armel Stockis, Edward M Sellers
BACKGROUND: Brivaracetam is a new antiepileptic drug indicated for adjunctive treatment of focal seizures in adults at a dose of 50-200mg/day taken in two equal doses. The objective of this study was to evaluate the abuse potential of brivaracetam compared with alprazolam (positive control), placebo, and levetiracetam. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, triple-dummy, crossover study in healthy male and female recreational central nervous system (CNS) depressant users aged 18-55years, who could distinguish between the subjective effects of alprazolam 2mg and placebo...
November 15, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150461/gabaa-receptor-activation-in-the-allosteric-coagonist-model-framework-relationship-between-ec50-and-basal-activity
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Gustav Akk, Daniel J Shin, Allison L Germann, Joseph H Steinbach
The concerted transition model for multimeric proteins is a simple formulation for analyzing the behavior of transmitter-gated ion channels. Here, we use the model to examine the relationship between the EC50 for activation of the GABAA receptor by the transmitter GABA and basal activity employing concatemeric ternary GABAA receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes. The basal activity reflects receptor function in the absence of transmitter, and can be changed either by mutation to increase constitutive activity, or by addition of a second agonist (acting at a different site) to increase background activity...
November 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
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