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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091384/determination-the-role-of-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-for-transmission-of-leishmania-major-to-reservoir-animals
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Hüseyin Bilgin Bilgiç, Serkan Bakırcı, Onur Köse, Ayça Aksulu, Selin Hacılarlıoğlu, Tülin Karagenç
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the role of Rhipicephalus sanguineus in the transmission of Leishmania major, the etiological agent of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis. METHODS: Ten gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) were infected with promastigotes of L. major, and 10 gerbils were maintained as controls. In a controlled environment, 2000 R. sanguineus larvae were fed to two gerbils. Following feeding to gerbils, 65 tick pools were prepared from the engorged larvae and molted unfed nymphs...
December 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089496/cell-toxicity-in-fibroblasts-tenocytes-and-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-a-comparison-of-necrosis-and-apoptosis-inducing-ability-in-ropivacaine-bupivacaine-and-triamcinolone
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Anja Z Zhang, Andreas Ficklscherer, Mehmet F Gülecyüz, Alexander C Paulus, Thomas R Niethammer, Volkmar Jansson, Peter E Müller
PURPOSE: To analyze the ability of ropivacaine, bupivacaine, and triamcinolone to induce apoptosis and necrosis in fibroblasts, tenocytes, and human mesenchymal stem cells. METHODS: Human dermal fibroblasts, adipose-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs), and tenocytes gained from the rotator cuff tendon were seeded with a cell density of 0.5 × 10(4)/cm(2). One specimen of ropivacaine, bupivacaine, and triamcinolone was tested separately on the cells with separate concentrations of 0...
January 12, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087784/interactions-between-zinc-and-allosteric-modulators-of-the-glycine-receptor
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Garrett L Cornelison, Anna W Daszkowski, Natasha C Pflanz, S John Mihic
The glycine receptor is a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel involved in fast inhibitory neurotransmission in the central nervous system. Zinc is an allosteric modulator of glycine receptor function, enhancing the effects of glycine at nM to low μM concentrations, and inhibiting its effects at higher concentrations. Low nM concentrations of contaminating zinc in electrophysiological buffers are capable of synergistically enhancing receptor modulation by other compounds such as ethanol. This suggests that, unless accounted for, previous studies of glycine receptor modulation were measuring the effects of modulator plus co-modulation by zinc on receptor function...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079753/synergistic-effects-of-serotonin-or-dopamine-combined-with-lidocaine-at-producing-nociceptive-block-in-rats
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Ching-Hsia Hung, Chong-Chi Chiu, Kuo-Sheng Liu, Yu-Wen Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the interactions of the local anesthetic lidocaine combined with an agent (serotonin or dopamine) as infiltrative anesthetics. METHODS: Cutaneous analgesia was characterized by the blockade of the cutaneous trunci muscle reflex following 6 skin pinpricks on the rat back. Serotonin or dopamine at producing cutaneous analgesia in a dosage-dependent fashion was compared with lidocaine. Drug-drug interactions were calculated using the isobolographic analysis...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079589/in-vogue-ketamine-for-neuroprotection-in-acute-neurologic-injury
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Josh D Bell
Neurologic deterioration following acute injury to the central nervous system may be amenable to pharmacologic intervention, although, to date, no such therapy exists. Ketamine is an anesthetic and analgesic emerging as a novel therapy for a number of clinical entities in recent years, including refractory pain, depression, and drug-induced hyperalgesia due to newly discovered mechanisms of action and new application of its known pharmacodynamics. In this focused review, the evidence for ketamine as a neuroprotective agent in stroke, neurotrauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and status epilepticus is highlighted, with a focus on its applications for excitotoxicity, neuroinflammation, and neuronal hyperexcitability...
January 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078617/changes-in-the-first-postoperative-night-bispectral-index-of-patients-after-thyroidectomy-with-different-types-of-primary-anesthetic-management-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wen-Fei Tan, Zhi-Lin Wang, Hong Ma, Feng Jin, Huang-Wei Lu
Despite major advances in anesthesia management and developments in anesthetic agents, postoperative sleep disturbances remain dissatisfactory for many patients. We hypothesized that propofol might have a subtle influence on sleep after thyroidectomy compared to sevoflurane. A randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial was conducted at the First Hospital of China Medical University from October 2014 to October 2015. One hundred and twenty-four patients undergoing thyroidectomy were enrolled and received sevoflurane (sevoflurane group) or propofol (propofol group) as anesthesia maintenance...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076456/propofol-inhibits-lung-cancer-cell-viability-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-by-upregulating-microrna-486-expression
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N Yang, Y Liang, P Yang, T Yang, L Jiang
Propofol is a frequently used intravenous anesthetic agent. Recent studies show that propofol exerts a number of non-anesthetic effects. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of propofol on lung cancer cell lines H1299 and H1792 and functional role of microRNA (miR)-486 in these effects. H1299 and/or H1792 cells were treated with or without propofol and transfected or not with miR-486 inhibitor, and then cell viability and apoptosis were analyzed by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and flow cytometry...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067629/standardized-echocardiographic-assessment-of-cardiac-function-in-normal-adult-zebrafish-and-heart-disease-models
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Louis W Wang, Inken G Huttner, Celine F Santiago, Scott H Kesteven, Ze-Yan Yu, Michael P Feneley, Diane Fatkin
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an increasingly popular model organism in cardiovascular research. Major insights into cardiac developmental processes have been gained by studies of embryonic zebrafish. However, the utility of zebrafish for modeling adult-onset heart disease has been limited by a lack of robust methods for in vivo evaluation of cardiac function. We established a physiological protocol for underwater zebrafish echocardiography using high frequency ultrasound, and evaluated its reliability in detecting altered cardiac function in two disease models...
January 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066874/the-effect-of-a-lidocaine-prilocaine-topical-anesthetic-on-pain-and-discomfort-associated-with-orthodontic-elastomeric-separator-placement
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M Abu Al-Melh, L Andersson
BACKGROUND: The initial placement of orthodontic elastomeric separators can be uncomfortable and painful. Therefore, it is important to relieve this disturbing sensation to create a discomfort or pain-free orthodontic visit. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a lidocaine/prilocaine topical anesthetic on pain and discomfort associated with the placement of orthodontic elastomeric separators. METHODS: Fifty subjects aging between 20-35 years were included in this study...
December 2017: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065636/neuroprotection-and-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-brain-an-update-on-the-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-and-xenon
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Azeem Alam, Ka Chun Suen, Zac Hana, Robert D Sanders, Mervyn Maze, Daqing Ma
Growing and consistent preclinical evidence, combined with early clinical epidemiological observations, suggest potentially neurotoxic effects of commonly used anesthetic agents in the developing brain. This has prompted the FDA to issue a safety warning for all sedatives and anesthetics approved for use in children under three years of age. Recent studies have identified dexmedetomidine, the potent α2-adrenoceptor agonist, and xenon, the noble gas, as effective anesthetic adjuvants that are both less neurotoxic to the developing brain, and also possess neuroprotective properties in neonatal and other settings of acute ongoing neurologic injury...
January 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056422/propofol-inhibits-lps-induced-apoptosis-in-lung-epithelial-cell-line-beas-2b
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Xiang Lv, Xuhui Zhou, Jia Yan, Jue Jiang, Hong Jiang
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plays an important role in lung endothelial apoptosis which is crucial for lung fibrogenesis in ARDS progression. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been reported to be involved in LPS-induced lung epithelial cell apoptosis. Propofol is a commonly used intravenous anesthetic agent in clinic and it could attenuate LPS-induced epithelial cells oxidation and apoptosis. However, the mechanisms are still obscure. In this study, we examined whether and how propofol attenuates LPS-induced oxidation and apoptosis in BEAS-2B cells...
January 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050702/selective-induction-of-il-1%C3%AE-after-a-brief-isoflurane-anesthetic-in-children-undergoing-mri-examination
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Emmett E Whitaker, Fievos L Christofi, Kristen M Quinn, Brianne Z Wiemann, Jason C Xia, Joseph D Tobias, Bruno Bissonnette
PURPOSE: To determine if isoflurane anesthesia without surgery causes systemic inflammation in children. Inflammation is targeted as responsible for the development of many neurologic pathologies. The effect will be evaluated by measuring serum cytokine levels before and after isoflurane anesthesia. The possible neurotoxic effect of anesthetic agents is a concern in pediatric anesthesia. Questions remain as to the true effects of anesthesia alone on systemic inflammation. The current study assesses systemic inflammatory response to general anesthesia in children not exposed to surgical stress...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048330/th-ef-207a-04-a-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-cone-beam-ct-technique-for-evaluation-of-renal-functions
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Z Wang, J Shi, Y Yang
PURPOSE: To develop a simple but robust method for the early detection and evaluation of renal functions using dynamic contrast enhanced cone beam CT technique. METHODS: Experiments were performed on an integrated imaging and radiation research platform developed by our lab. Animals (n=3) were anesthetized with 20uL Ketamine/Xylazine cocktail, and then received 200uL injection of iodinated contrast agent Iopamidol via tail vein. Cone beam CT was acquired following contrast injection once per minute and up to 25 minutes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047498/su-f-t-664-the-efficacy-of-gold-nanoparticles-as-contrast-agents-in-mice
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Y Yuan, Y Zhang, S Yasmin-Karim, A Karve, E Sajo, W Ngwa
PURPOSE: Micro-Computed Tomography (micro-CT) has been widely used as a non-invasive, high-resolution imaging modality in preclinical research. However, tumors cannot be well distinguished, since their density are similar to those of surrounding tissues, and the tumors' natural contrast is very low. The benefits of using Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs) as a promising high atomic weight contrast agent have been published in recent years. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of AuNPs as contrast agents using different energy x-rays...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046175/acute-effects-of-general-anesthesia-with-propofol-pentobarbital-or-isoflurane-plus-propofol-on-plasma-metabolites-and-hormones-in-adult-pigs
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G Daş, A Vernunft, S Görs, E Kanitz, J M Weitzel, K-P Brüssow, C C Metges
Experimental setups for physiological research, in which acute operative interventions need to be performed, can require inclusion of general anesthesia (GA), which may interfere or confound with the effects of the experimental factors of interest on measured variables. It was recently shown that the most commonly used sedatives/anesthetics in pigs (e.g., ketamine, xylazine, azaperone) affect physiological responses and thus the primary metabolic readouts have the potential to be confounded. To extend the search for a physiologically-friendly anesthesia regime for such studies, we investigated effects of GA induced by propofol (Prop) or pentobarbital (Pent) or propofol plus isoflurane (Prop + Isof) on plasma concentrations of commonly measured metabolites and hormones...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045780/cardiovascular-responsiveness-to-vasopressin-and-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-agonists-after-burn-injury
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Ann E Evans, P Geoff Vana, Heather M LaPorte, Richard H Kennedy, Richard L Gamelli, Matthias Majetschak
The effects of burn injury on cardiovascular responsiveness to vasoactive agents are not well understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether burn injury alters cardiovascular reactivity to vasoactive drugs in vivo and intrinsic function of isolated mesenteric resistance arteries. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham procedure or 30% TBSA dorsal scald burn, followed by crystalloid resuscitation (Parkland Formula). At 24, 72, 96, and 168 hours post burn, rats were reanesthetized, and the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) responses to various doses of the α1-adrenergic receptor agonist phenylephrine and arginine vasopressin were tested...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042634/anesthesia-methods-used-by-anesthetic-specialists-for-circumcision-cases-national-survey-study-for-turkey
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Cafer Altaş, Gamze Küçükosman, Bülent S Yurtlu, Rahşan D Okyay, Bengü G Aydın, Özcan Pişkin, Murat Çimencan, Hilal Ayoğlu, Volkan Hancı, Işıl Özkoçak-Turan
To examine the anesthesiologist's choice for anesthesia techniques and drugs in circumcision and determine the preoperative examination, intraoperative monitoring techniques, postoperative analgesia methods, and common complications among anesthesiologists working in Turkey. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at Bulent Ecevit University Hospital, Zonguldak, Turkey, between May and July 2012. Survey data were obtained via survey forms through electronic data over the web. The questionnaire consists of 20 questions...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040593/effects-of-anesthetic-and-analgesic-techniques-on-cancer-metastasis
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Sepideh Vahabi, Ali Eatemadi
The rate of mortality and morbidity among cancer patients is at an alarming rate and its ratio of incidence is increasing as a result of its effects of metastasis and recurrence in its patients. Several factors including anesthetic agents and analgesia techniques have been identified as causative agents for cancer metastasis. In this mini-review, we will summarize some of the available effects of anesthetic and analgesic techniques on cancer metastasis as derived from experimental cell culture and live animal data and also form clinical studies...
December 29, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029289/effects-of-diurnal-variation-and-anesthetic-agents-on-intraocular-pressure-in-syrian-hamsters-mesocricetus-auratus
#19
Seyed Mehdi Rajaei, Maneli Ansari Mood, Mohammad Reza Paryani, David L Williams
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of diurnal variation and anesthetic agents on intraocular pressure (IOP) in Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). ANIMALS 90 healthy adult Syrian hamsters (45 males and 45 females). PROCEDURES IOP was measured with a rebound tonometer. In phase 1, IOP was measured in all hamsters 3 times during a 24-hour period (7 am, 3 pm, and 11 pm). In phase 2, hamsters were assigned to 5 groups (18 animals [9 males and 9 females]/group). Each group received an anesthetic agent or combination of anesthetic agents (ketamine hydrochloride, xylazine hydrochloride, diazepam, ketamine-diazepam [KD], or ketamine-xylazine [KX] groups) administered via the IP route...
January 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028789/isoflurane-use-in-the-treatment-of-super-refractory-status-epilepticus-is-associated-with-hippocampal-changes-on-mri
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Kristin M Ikeda, Robert Connors, Donald H Lee, Alexander G Khandji, Jan Claassen, G Bryan Young
BACKGROUND: Refractory status epilepticus (RSE) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Experts recommend aggressive management with continuous intravenous infusions or inhaled anesthetics such as isoflurane. However, there is concern that MRI changes in RSE reflect isoflurane neurotoxicity. We performed a case-control study to determine whether isoflurane is neurotoxic, based on MRI signal changes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study of the incidence of MRI changes in RSE treated with and without isoflurane...
December 27, 2016: Neurocritical Care
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