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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783089/self-stabilized-silk-sericin-based-nanoparticles-in-vivo-biocompatibility-and-reduced-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
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Doudou Hu, Ting Li, Zongpu Xu, Di Liu, Mingying Yang, Liangjun Zhu
A variety of colloid stabilizers and cryoprotectants confer improved nanoparticle (NP) colloidal stability and redisperability. However, the discounted tumor targetability, delivery efficacy and possible side effects limit the application in the vascular delivery of NPs. Here we present the water-soluble silk sericin (SS) not only as a material for the preparation of NPs, but also both a dispersion stabilizer and a cryoprotectant. In the absence of any stabilizers, SS-based NPs (SSC@NPs) could resist to the serum protein adsorption, preventing the formation of particle agglomerates...
May 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783018/tumor-inhibitory-effects-of-intravesical-ganoderma-lucidum-instillation-in-the-syngeneic-orthotopic-mb49-c57-bladder-cancer-mice-model
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J W M Yuen, D S Y Mak, E S Chan, M D I Gohel, C F Ng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ganoderma lucidum (GL) has been traditionally used in oriental medicine as superior health tonic, and there are numerous scientific evidences of its antitumorigenic activities. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the intravesical chemopreventive effects of ethanol extract of GL (GLe) on bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intravesical therapy is defined as the direct instillation of a liquid drug into bladder through a catheter...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782992/single-ultra-high-dose-cholecalciferol-to-prevent-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#3
Gregory Wallace, Sonata Jodele, Kasiani C Myers, Christopher E Dandoy, Javier El-Bietar, Adam Nelson, Ashley Teusink-Cross, Pooja Khandelwal, Cynthia Taggart, Catherine M Gordon, Stella M Davies, Jonathan C Howell
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D (vitD) deficiency is prevalent among childhood hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients and associated with inferior transplant survival at 100 days after transplantation. Achieving and maintaining therapeutic vitD levels in HSCT recipients is extremely challenging in the first 3-6 months after transplant due to poor compliance in the setting of mucositis, and concomitant use of critical transplant drugs that interfere with vitD absorption. We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single, ultra-high dose of vitD given prior to childhood HSCT to maintain levels in a therapeutic range during the peri-transplantation period...
May 18, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782958/changes-in-behavioural-parameters-oxidative-stress-and-neurotrophins-in-the-brain-of-adult-offspring-induced-to-an-animal-model-of-schizophrenia-the-effects-of-fa-deficient-or-fa-supplemented-diet-during-the-neurodevelopmental-phase
#4
L Canever, T G Freire, G A Mastella, L Damázio, S Gomes, I Fachim, C Michels, G Carvalho, A K Godói, B R Peterle, F F Gava, S Valvassori Sda, J Budni, J Quevedo, A I Zugno
A deficiency of maternal folic acid (FA) can compromise the function and development of the brain, and may produce a susceptibility to diseases such as schizophrenia (SZ) in the later life of offspring. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of both FA deficient and FA supplemented diets during gestation and lactation on behavioural parameters, the markers of oxidative stress and neurotrophic factors in adult offspring which had been subjected to an animal model of SZ. Female mother rats (Dam's) were separated into experimental maternal groups, which began receiving a special diet (food) consisting of the AIN-93 diet, a control diet, or an FA deficient diet during the periods of pregnancy and lactation...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782862/evaluation-of-cardiac-arrhythmic-risks-using-a-rabbit-model-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
#5
Bianca Hemmeryckx, Yuanbo Feng, Liesbeth Frederix, Marleen Lox, Sander Trenson, Rob Vreeken, Hua Rong Lu, David Gallacher, Yicheng Ni, H Roger Lijnen
Patients with heart disease have a higher risk to develop cardiac arrhythmias, either spontaneously or drug-induced. In this study, we have used a rabbit model of myocardial infarction (MI) with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) to study potential drug-induced cardiac risks with N-(piperidin-2-ylmethyl)-2,5-bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)benzamide (flecainide). Upon ligation of the left circumflex arteries, male New Zealand White rabbits developed a large MI and moderate or severe LVSD 7 weeks after surgery, in comparison to SHAM-operated animals...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782821/licoricidin-enhances-gemcitabine-induced-cytotoxicity-in-osteosarcoma-cells-by-suppressing-the-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-pathways
#6
Yifei Wang, Shengli Wang, Jianhua Liu, Yanxiao Lu, Donghui Li
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common bone malignancy in children and adolescents. Combined treatments of anti-cancer drugs can remarkably improve chemotherapeutic outcomes. Gemcitabine and licoricidin both have potential anti-tumor activity in several cancers. However, the combined therapeutic efficiency of gemcitabine and licoricidin for OS has not been explored. Here, we found that licoricidin or gemcitabine inhibited OS cell viability in a dose-dependent manner. Cotreatment with licoricidin and gemcitabine enhanced gemcitabine-induced cytotoxicity in OS cells...
May 18, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782406/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-dexmedetomidine-in-children-undergoing-ambulatory-surgery
#7
María-Gabriela Pérez-Guillé, Alejandra Toledo-López, Liliana Rivera-Espinosa, Radames Alemon-Medina, Chiharu Murata, Ismael Lares-Asseff, Juan Luis Chávez-Pacheco, Josefina Gómez-Garduño, Ana-Lilia Zamora Gutiérrez, Claudia Orozco-Galicia, Karina Ramírez-Morales, Gustavo Lugo-Goytia
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is an α-2 adrenergic agonist with sedative and analgesic properties. Although not approved for pediatric use by the Food and Drug Administration, DEX is increasingly used in pediatric anesthesia and critical care. However, very limited information is available regarding the pharmacokinetics of DEX in children. The aim of this study was to investigate DEX pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK-PD) in Mexican children 2-18 years of age who were undergoing outpatient surgical procedures...
May 17, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782380/negative-modulation-of-spinal-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-receptor-mediated-antinociception-by-the-%C3%A2%C2%B5-opioid-receptor-at-selective-doses-of-pentazocine
#8
Douglas L Robinson, Subodh Nag, Sukhbir S Mokha
The mixed-action κ-opioid receptor (KOR) agonist, pentazocine, binds to both KOR and the µ-opioid receptor (MOR). Racemic (±)-pentazocine and (-)-pentazocine, each administered systemically, have been shown to produce antinociception in various animal models. In contrast, racemic (±)-pentazocine failed to produce antinociception when administered intrathecally (i.t.). However, whether spinal activation of KOR and MOR by (-)-pentazocine produces antinociception and the relative contribution of KOR and MOR in mediating antinociception remain unknown...
May 18, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782290/-the-notion-of-chf-course-stability-is-it-acceptable-for-russian-practice
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I V Fomin, N Kraiem, D S Polyakov, N G Vinogradova, F Y Valikulova, A R Vaysberg, E V Shechrbinina
AIM: To evaluate preparedness of physicians in real clinical practice to strive for stabilizing the course of CHF by control of clinical and hemodynamic indexes both in prevention of admission for decompensated CHF and following discharge from the hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 750 CHF patients with any NYHA FC who were admitted in emergency for decompensated CHF. All patients with CHF were followed up for a year after discharge from the hospital...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782179/early-intravascular-events-are-associated-with-development-of-ards
#10
Raja-Elie E Abdulnour, Tina Gunderson, Ioanna Barkas, Jack Y Timmons, Cindy Barnig, Michelle Gong, Daryl J Kor, Ognjen Gajic, Daniel Talmor, Rickey E Carter, Bruce D Levy
RATIONALE: The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a devastating illness with limited therapeutic options. A better understanding of early biochemical and immunological events in ARDS could inform the development of new preventive and treatment strategies. OBJECTIVE: To determine select peripheral blood lipid mediator and leukocyte responses in patients at-risk for ARDS. METHODS: Patients at risk for ARDS were randomized as part of a multicenter, double-blind clinical trial of aspirin versus placebo (LIPS-A; NCT01504867)...
May 21, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782063/intrapleural-streptokinase-was-effective-and-safe-for-children-with-multi-loculated-empyema-regardless-of-the-time-from-disease-onset
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Joseph L Mathew, Vimlesh Soni, Meenu Singh, Piyush Mittal, Sunit Singhi, Vikas Gautam, Kushaljit S Sodhi, Jayashree Muralidharan, Pankaj Vaidya
AIM: This study compared the efficacy of administering intrapleural streptokinase to children with multi-loculated empyema within 14 days or at any time after disease onset. METHODS: We studied children under 12 years who were admitted to a teaching hospital in Chandigarh, India, from July 2013 to June 2017 with multi-loculated empyema and received antibiotics, pleural drainage and intrapleural streptokinase. The first group only received three doses within 14 days of disease onset, the second received three doses any time after onset and the third group received 4-6 doses any time after onset...
May 21, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782051/the-novel-sodium-channel-modulator-gs-458967-gs967-is-an-effective-treatment-in-a-mouse-model-of-scn8a-encephalopathy
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Erin M Baker, Christopher H Thompson, Nicole A Hawkins, Jacy L Wagnon, Eric R Wengert, Manoj K Patel, Alfred L George, Miriam H Meisler, Jennifer A Kearney
OBJECTIVE: De novo mutations of SCN8A, encoding the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV 1.6, have been associated with a severe infant onset epileptic encephalopathy. Individuals with SCN8A encephalopathy have a mean age of seizure onset of 4-5 months, with multiple seizure types that are often refractory to treatment with available drugs. Anecdotal reports suggest that high-dose phenytoin is effective for some patients, but there are associated adverse effects and potential for toxicity...
May 21, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782049/use-of-most-bothersome-symptom-as-a-coprimary-endpoint-in-migraine-clinical-trials-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-pivotal-zotrip-randomized-controlled-trial
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David W Dodick, Stewart J Tepper, Deborah I Friedman, Amy A Gelfand, Donald J Kellerman, Peter C Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: To better understand the utility of using pain freedom and most bothersome headache-associated symptom (MBS) freedom as co-primary endpoints in clinical trials of acute migraine interventions. BACKGROUND: Adhesive dermally applied microarray (ADAM) is an investigational system for intracutaneous drug administration. The recently completed pivotal Phase 2b/3 study (ZOTRIP), evaluating ADAM zolmitriptan for the treatment of acute moderate to severe migraine, was one of the first large studies to incorporate MBS freedom and pain freedom as co-primary endpoints per recently issued guidance by the US Food and Drug Administration...
May 21, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781876/postpartum-pain-management
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Pain and fatigue are the most common problems reported by women in the early postpartum period. Pain can interfere with a woman's ability to care for herself and her infant. Untreated pain is associated with a risk of greater opioid use, postpartum depression, and development of persistent pain. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies are important components of postpartum pain management. Because 81% of women in the United States initiate breastfeeding during the postpartum period, it is important to consider the drug effects of all prescribed medications on the mother-infant dyad...
May 17, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781552/topical-rifampin-powder-for-orthopaedic-trauma-part-i-rifampin-powder-reduces-recalcitrant-infection-in-a-delayed-treatment-musculoskeletal-trauma-model
#15
Stefanie M Shiels, David J Tennent, Joseph C Wenke
Open fractures become infected despite meticulous debridement and care. Locally applied antibiotics, commonly embedded in polymethylmethacrylate, deliver high doses of drug directly to the fracture site. Direct application of antibiotic powder, which is being applied prophylactically in spine surgery, is a recent interest in the trauma sector, where bacterial biofilms are more prevalent. Traditional antibiotics, such as vancomycin, are poor performers against bacterial biofilms thus are ineffective in delayed treatment...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781510/tramadol-opioid-abuse-is-associated-with-a-dose-and-time-dependent-poor-sperm-quality-and-hyperprolactinaemia-in-young-men
#16
A G A Farag, M A Basha, S A Amin, N F Elnaidany, N G Elhelbawy, M M T Mostafa, S A Khodier, R A Ibrahem, R Z Mahfouz
Tramadol, one of the most commonly abused drugs in Middle East, impacts spermatogenesis and disturbs reproductive hormones in animal studies. We aimed to investigate tramadol impact on sperm quality and on levels of testosterone, prolactin and gonadotropins, in tramadol abusers (n = 30) to age-matched control (n = 30). Abusers had significantly low percentages of sperm motility, normal forms and vitality compared with control (95% CI -40.7 to -19.3, -13.5 to -9.3 and -31.9 to -9.7 respectively). Hypoandrogenism (95% CI -4...
May 21, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781509/comparative-analgesic-efficacy-of-pregabalin-administered-according-to-either-a-prevention-protocol-or-an-intervention-protocol-in-rats-with-cisplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy
#17
F Y Han, A Kuo, J R Nicholson, L Corradinni, M T Smith
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a type of peripheral neuropathic pain that may be dose-limiting in patients administered potentially curative cancer chemotherapy dosing regimens. In cancer survivors, persistent CIPN adversely affects patient quality of life and so adjuvant drugs (anticonvulsants e.g. pregabalin or antidepressants e.g. amitriptyline) are recommended for the relief of CIPN. However, most studies in rodent models of CIPN involve administration of single bolus doses of adjuvant drugs to assess pain-relieving efficacy...
May 21, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781175/translational-safety-biomarkers-of-colonic-barrier-integrity-in-the-rat
#18
Tim Erkens, Ruud Bueters, Marjolein van Heerden, Filip Cuyckens, Rob Vreeken, Nick Goeminne, Lieve Lammens
The intestinal barrier controls intestinal permeability, and its disruption has been associated with multiple diseases. Therefore, preclinical safety biomarkers monitoring barrier integrity are essential during the development of drugs targeting the intestines, particularly if starting treatment early after onset of disease. Classical toxicology endpoints are not sensitive enough and therefore our objective was to identify non-invasive markers enabling early in vivo detection of colonic barrier perturbation...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781056/phase-ib-study-of-pevonedistat-a-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-in-combination-with-docetaxel-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-or-gemcitabine-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
#19
A Craig Lockhart, Todd M Bauer, Charu Aggarwal, Carrie B Lee, R Donald Harvey, Roger B Cohen, Farhad Sedarati, Tsz Keung Nip, Hélène Faessel, Ajeeta B Dash, Bruce J Dezube, Douglas V Faller, Afshin Dowlati
Purpose This phase Ib study (NCT01862328) evaluated the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), safety, and efficacy of pevonedistat in combination with standard-of-care chemotherapies in patients with solid tumors. Methods Patients received pevonedistat with docetaxel (arm 1, n = 22), carboplatin plus paclitaxel (arm 2, n = 26), or gemcitabine (arm 3, n = 10) in 21-days (arms 1 and 2) or 28-days (arm 3) cycles. A lead-in cohort (arm 2a, n = 6) determined the arm 2 carboplatin dose. Dose escalation proceeded via continual modified reassessment...
May 21, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781009/electrically-controlled-drug-release-using-ph-sensitive-polymer-films
#20
S Ephraim Neumann, Christian F Chamberlayne, Richard N Zare
Drug delivery systems (DDS) that allow spatially and temporally controlled release of drugs are of particular interest in the field of drug delivery. These systems create opportunities for individually tailored doses of drugs to be administered as well as reduce side effects by localizing the initial drug dose to the organ of interest. We present an electroresponsive DDS in the form of a bioresorbable nanocomposite film which operates at low voltages (<-2 V). The method is based on electrochemically generating local pH changes at an electrode surface to induce dissolution of a pH-sensitive polymer, which is used as the carrier material...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
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