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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230619/population-pharmacokinetics-of-topiramate-in-japanese-pediatric-and-adult-patients-with-epilepsy-using-routinely-monitored-data
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Masato Takeuchi, Ikuko Yano, Satoko Ito, Mitsuhiro Sugimoto, Shota Yamamoto, Atsushi Yonezawa, Akio Ikeda, Kazuo Matsubara
BACKGROUND: Topiramate is a second-generation antiepileptic drug used as monotherapy and adjunctive therapy in adults and children with partial seizures. A population pharmacokinetic analysis was performed to improve the topiramate dosage adjustment for individualized treatment. METHODS: Patients whose steady-state serum concentration of topiramate was routinely monitored at Kyoto University Hospital from April 2012 to March 2013 were included in the model-building data...
February 20, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228514/differentiating-causality-and-correlation-in-allometric-scaling-ant-colony-size-drives-metabolic-hypometry
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James S Waters, Alison Ochs, Jennifer H Fewell, Jon F Harrison
Metabolic rates of individual animals and social insect colonies generally scale hypometrically, with mass-specific metabolic rates decreasing with increasing size. Although this allometry has wide ranging effects on social behaviour, ecology and evolution, its causes remain controversial. Because it is difficult to experimentally manipulate body size of organisms, most studies of metabolic scaling depend on correlative data, limiting their ability to determine causation. To overcome this limitation, we experimentally reduced the size of harvester ant colonies (Pogonomyrmex californicus) and quantified the consequent increase in mass-specific metabolic rates...
February 22, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226400/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamic-target-attainment-of-ampicillin-in-neonates-with-hypoxemic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-the-setting-of-controlled-hypothermia
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Jeffrey J Cies, Keri N Fugarolas, Wayne S Moore, Robert W Mason, Ogechukwu R Menkiti
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic target attainment of ampicillin in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) undergoing controlled hypothermia (CH). DESIGN: Prospective, open-label pharmacokinetic study. SETTING: 189-bed, freestanding children's tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Thirteen neonates (three females, 10 males) with HIE encephalopathy receiving CH and ampicillin 100 mg/kg/dose intravenously every 8 hours who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between May 2013 and June 2014...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212437/the-nature-of-allometry-in-an-exaggerated-trait-the-postocular-flange-in-platyneuromus-weele-insecta-megaloptera
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Andrés Ramírez-Ponce, Gabriela Garfias-Lozano, Atilano Contreras-Ramos
The origin and function of exaggerated traits exhibited by a great number of species with sexual dimorphism remain largely unexplored. The usual model considered as the evolutionary mechanism for the development of these structures is sexual selection. The nature of growth of the postocular flange (POF) in three species of the dobsonfly genus Platyneuromus (Megaloptera, Corydalidae, Corydalinae) is analyzed to explore sexual size dimorphism and allometric scaling. Results involve positive allometry of POF in males of two species, and negative allometry in males of one species, in general with a female-biased sexual dimorphism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205038/clinical-trial-simulations-and-pharmacometric-analysis-in-pediatrics-application-to-inhaled-loxapine-in-children-and-adolescents
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Min Dong, Tsuyoshi Fukuda, Sally Selim, Mark A Smith, Laura Rabinovich-Guilatt, James V Cassella, Alexander A Vinks
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Loxapine for inhalation is a drug-device combination product approved in adults for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder. The primary objective of this study was to develop a clinical trial protocol to support a phase I pharmacokinetic study in children aged 10 years and older. In addition, this report details the results of the clinical study in relation to the predicted likelihood of achieving the target exposure associated with therapeutic effect in adults...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205004/maturation-of-oxycodone-pharmacokinetics-in-neonates-and-infants-a-population-pharmacokinetic-model-of-three-clinical-trials
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Pyry Välitalo, Merja Kokki, Veli-Pekka Ranta, Klaus T Olkkola, Andrew C Hooker, Hannu Kokki
PURPOSE: The aim of the current population pharmacokinetic study was to quantify oxycodone pharmacokinetics in children ranging from preterm neonates to children up to 7 years of age. METHODS: Data on intravenous or intramuscular oxycodone administration were obtained from three previously published studies (n = 119). The median [range] postmenstrual age of the subjects was 299 days [170 days-7.8 years]. A population pharmacokinetic model was built using 781 measurements of oxycodone plasma concentration...
February 15, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195935/allometric-grip-strength-norms-for-children-of-hawaiian-lineage
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Morgan H Kocher, Rebecca K Romine, Christopher D Stickley, Charles F Morgan, Portia B Resnick, Ronald K Hetzler
PURPOSE: To determine allometric exponents for scaling grip strength in children that effectively control for body mass and height and develop normative grip strength data for Hawaiian children. METHODS: 1,437 students (754 boys) from a rural community in Hawaii participated in this 5-year study, resulting in 2,567 data points. Handgrip strength, body mass (BM), stature (Ht) were collected every year. Multiple log-linear regression was used to determine allometric exponents for BM and Ht...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189038/the-importance-of-body-mass-normalisation-for-ultrasound-measurement-of-the-transversus-abdominis-muscle-the-effect-of-age-gender-and-sport-practice
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Pawel Linek
BACKGROUND: Some studies have not considered body mass as a confounder in TrA analysis, which may have led to improper interpretation of results. OBJECTIVES: To assess the differences in the effect of age, gender and physical activity between normalised for body mass and actual values of the TrA as well as to establish the effect of age, gender and physical activity on normalised for body mass TrA thickness in adolescents. DESIGN: The study was a cross-sectional study conducted at selected primary and secondary schools, and colleges in the Silesian region of Poland...
February 4, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182696/ontogenetic-comparisons-of-standard-metabolism-in-three-species-of-crocodilians
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C M Gienger, Matthew L Brien, Christopher R Tracy, S Charlie Manolis, Grahame J W Webb, Roger S Seymour, Keith A Christian
Due in part to their large size, aggressive temperament, and difficulty in handling, there are few physiological studies of adult crocodilians in the literature. As a result, studies comparing individuals across an ontogenetic series and comparisons among species are also lacking. We addressed this gap in knowledge by measuring standard metabolic rates (SMR) of three species of crocodilians (Crocodylus porosus, C. johnsoni, and Alligator mississippiensis), and included individuals that ranged from 0.22 to 114 kg...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169362/allometric-scaling-in-vitro
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Arti Ahluwalia
About two decades ago, West and coworkers established a model which predicts that metabolic rate follows a three quarter power relationship with the mass of an organism, based on the premise that tissues are supplied nutrients through a fractal distribution network. Quarter power scaling is widely considered a universal law of biology and it is generally accepted that were in-vitro cultures to obey allometric metabolic scaling, they would have more predictive potential and could, for instance, provide a viable substitute for animals in research...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168760/models-projecting-the-fate-of-fish-populations-under-climate-change-need-to-be-based-on-valid-physiological-mechanisms
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Sjannie Lefevre, David J McKenzie, Göran E Nilsson
Some recent modelling papers projecting fish sizes and catches in a warmer future are based on erroneous assumptions regarding 1) the scaling of gills with body mass and 2) the energetic cost of 'maintenance'. Assumption 1) posits that insurmountable geometric constraints prevent respiratory surface areas from growing as fast as body volume. It is argued that these constraints explain allometric scaling of energy metabolism, whereby larger fish have relatively lower mass specific metabolic rates. Assumption 2) concludes that when fish reach a certain size, basal oxygen demands will not be met, because of assumption 1)...
February 6, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153981/does-the-membrane-pacemaker-theory-of-metabolism-explain-the-size-dependence-of-metabolic-rate-in-marine-mussels
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Alexey Sukhotin, Natalia Fokina, Tatiana Ruokolainen, Christian Bock, Hans-Otto Pörtner, Gisela Lannig
According to the Membrane Pacemaker Theory of metabolism (MPT) allometric scaling of metabolic rate in animals is determined by the composition of cellular and mitochondrial membranes that changes with body size in a predictable manner. MPT has been elaborated from interspecific comparisons in mammals. It projects that the degree of unsaturation of membrane phospholipids decreases in larger organisms, thereby lowering ion permeability of the membranes and making cellular and thus whole animal metabolism more efficient...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150725/allometric-scaling-of-decompression-sickness-risk-in-terrestrial-mammals-cardiac-output-explains-risk-of-decompression-sickness
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Andreas Fahlman
A probabilistic model was used to predict decompression sickness (DCS) outcome in pig (70 and 20 kg), hamster (100 g), rat (220 g) and mouse (20 g) following air saturation dives. The data set included 179 pig, 200 hamster, 360 rat, and 224 mouse exposures to saturation pressures ranging from 1.9-15.2 ATA and with varying decompression rates (0.9-156 ATA • min(-1)). Single exponential kinetics described the tissue partial pressures (Ptiss) of N2: Ptiss =  ∫(Pamb - Ptiss) • τ(-1) dt, where Pamb is ambient N2 pressure and τ is a time constant...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099761/size-structuring-and-allometric-scaling-relationships-in-coral-reef-fishes
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Jillian C Dunic, Julia K Baum
Temperate marine fish communities are often size structured, with predators consuming increasingly larger prey and feeding at higher trophic levels as they grow. Gape limitation and ontogenetic diet shifts are key mechanisms by which size structuring arises in these communities. Little is known, however, about size structuring in coral reef fishes. Here, we aimed to advance understanding of size structuring in coral reef food webs by examining the evidence for these mechanisms in two groups of reef predators...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018224/prediction-of-deoxypodophyllotoxin-disposition-in-mouse-rat-monkey-and-dog-by-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-and-the-extrapolation-to-human
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Yang Chen, Kaijing Zhao, Fei Liu, Qiushi Xie, Zeyu Zhong, Mingxing Miao, Xiaodong Liu, Li Liu
Deoxypodophyllotoxin (DPT) is a potential anti-tumor candidate prior to its clinical phase. The aim of the study was to develop a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model consisting of 13 tissue compartments to predict DPT disposition in mouse, rat, monkey, and dog based on in vitro and in silico inputs. Since large interspecies difference was found in unbound fraction of DPT in plasma, we assumed that Kt:pl,u (unbound tissue-to-plasma concentration ratio) was identical across species. The predictions of our model were then validated by in vivo data of corresponding preclinical species, along with visual predictive checks...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000286/population-pharmacokinetics-of-temsirolimus-and-sirolimus-in-children-with-recurrent-solid-tumours-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Tomoyuki Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Fukuda, Uwe Christians, John P Perentesis, Maryam Fouladi, Alexander A Vinks
AIMS: Temsirolimus is an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Pharmacokinetic (PK) characterization of temsirolimus in children is limited and there is no paediatric temsirolimus population PK model available. The objective of this study was to simultaneously characterize the PK of temsirolimus and its metabolite sirolimus in paediatric patients with recurrent solid or central nervous system tumours and to develop a population PK model. METHODS: The PK data for temsirolimus and sirolimus were collected as a part of a Children's Oncology Group phase I clinical trial in paediatric patients with recurrent solid tumours...
November 7, 2016: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999040/population-pharmacokinetics-of-cefazolin-before-during-and-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-to-optimize-dosing-regimens-for-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Pieter A J G De Cock, Hussain Mulla, Sarah Desmet, Filip De Somer, Brett C McWhinney, Jacobus P J Ungerer, Annelies Moerman, Sabrina Commeyne, Johan Vande Walle, Katrien Francois, Johan G C Van Hasselt, Peter De Paepe
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to characterize cefazolin serum pharmacokinetics in children before, during and after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), in order to derive an evidence-based dosing regimen. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included children who received cefazolin before surgical incision, before cessation of CPB and after surgery. Blood samples of total and unbound cefazolin concentrations were collected before, during and after CPB. The cefazolin concentration-time profiles were analysed using population pharmacokinetic modelling and predictors for interindividual variability in pharmacokinetic parameters were investigated...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943381/body-mass-normalization-for-ultrasound-measurements-of-adolescent-lateral-abdominal-muscle-thickness
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Pawel Linek, Edward Saulicz, Tomasz Wolny, Andrzej Myśliwiec
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the value of the allometric parameter for ultrasound measurements of the thickness of the oblique external (OE), internal (OI), and transversus abdominis (TrA) muscles in the adolescent population. The allometric parameter is the slope of the linear regression line between the log transformed body mass and log transformed muscle size measurement. METHODS: The study included 321 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17, consisting of 160 boys and 161 girls...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943220/population-pharmacokinetics-and-exploratory-pharmacodynamics-of-lorazepam-in-pediatric-status-epilepticus
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Daniel Gonzalez, James M Chamberlain, Jeffrey T Guptill, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, Barrie Harper, Jian Zhao, Edmund V Capparelli
BACKGROUND: Lorazepam is one of the preferred agents used for intravenous treatment of status epilepticus (SE). We combined data from two pediatric clinical trials to characterize the population pharmacokinetics of intravenous lorazepam in infants and children aged 3 months to 17 years with active SE or a history of SE. METHODS: We developed a population pharmacokinetic model for lorazepam using the NONMEM software. We then assessed exploratory exposure-response relationships using the overall efficacy and safety study endpoints, and performed dosing simulations...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935030/temperature-effects-on-mass-scaling-exponents-in-colonial-animals-a-manipulative-test
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Diego R Barneche, Craig R White, Dustin J Marshall
Body size and temperature are fundamental drivers of ecological processes because they determine metabolic rates at the individual level. Whether these drivers act independently on individual-level metabolic rates remains uncertain. Most studies of intraspecific scaling of unitary organisms must rely on preexisting differences in size to examine its relationship with metabolic rate, thereby potentially confounding size-correlated traits (e.g., age, nutrition) with size, which can affect metabolic rate. Here, we use a size manipulation approach to test whether metabolic mass scaling and temperature dependence interact in four species (two phyla) of colonial marine invertebrates...
October 15, 2016: Ecology
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