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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454045/canadian-harm-reduction-policies-a-comparative-content-analysis-of-provincial-and-territorial-documents-2000-2015
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REVIEW
T Cameron Wild, Bernie Pauly, Lynne Belle-Isle, Walter Cavalieri, Richard Elliott, Carol Strike, Kenneth Tupper, Andrew Hathaway, Colleen Dell, Donald MacPherson, Caitlin Sinclair, Kamagaju Karekezi, Benjamin Tan, Elaine Hyshka
BACKGROUND: Access to harm reduction interventions among substance users across Canada is highly variable, and largely within the policy jurisdiction of the provinces and territories. This study systematically described variation in policy frameworks guiding harm reduction services among Canadian provinces and territories as part of the first national multimethod case study of harm reduction policy. METHODS: Systematic and purposive searches identified publicly-accessible policy texts guiding planning and organization of one or more of seven targeted harm reduction services: needle distribution, naloxone, supervised injection/consumption, low-threshold opioid substitution (or maintenance) treatment, buprenorphine/naloxone (suboxone), drug checking, and safer inhalation kits...
April 25, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448027/dry-powder-and-nebulized-aerosol-inhalation-of-pharmaceuticals-delivered-to-mice-using-a-nose-only-exposure-system
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Jonathan E Phillips, Xuxia Zhang, James A Johnston
Obstructive respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are currently treated by inhaled anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator drugs. Despite the availability of multiple treatments, both diseases are growing public health concerns. The majority of asthma patients are well controlled on current inhaled therapies but a substantial number of patients with severe asthma are not. Asthma affects an estimated 300 million people worldwide and approximately 20 percent have a severe form of the disease...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447980/disposable-dosators-for-pulmonary-insufflation-of-therapeutic-agents-to-small-animals
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Phillip G Durham, Shumaila N Hanif, Lucia Garcia Contreras, Ellen F Young, Miriam S Braunstein, Anthony J Hickey
Development of new therapeutic products requires efficacy testing in an animal model. The pulmonary route of administration can be utilized to deliver drugs locally and systemically. Evaluation of dry powder aerosols necessitates an efficient dispersion mechanism to maintain high concentrations in an exposure chamber or for direct endotracheal administration. While solutions exist to expose animals by passive inhalation to dry powder aerosols, most require masses of powder in large excess of the dose delivered...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442326/inhaled-efficacious-dose-translation-from-rodent-to-human-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-standards-for-respiratory-diseases
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REVIEW
J E Phillips
Clinical pharmacologists and toxicologists are often faced with predicting equivalent dosages for humans from biological observations in laboratory animals. Allometric scaling has been used extensively as the basis for extrapolation of drug dosage that might be expected to produce the equivalent biological effects. Allometry is the study of size and its consequences and it is based on the anatomical, physiological, and biochemical similarities between animals. In this review, retrospective analyses have been performed based on data reported in the literature in an attempt to determine the utility of allometric scaling for human dose projections from pre-clinical data for compounds that are delivered by inhalation...
April 22, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441988/asthma-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-in-the-elderly
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M Asghar Pasha, Britta Sundquist, Robert Townley
BACKGROUND: Due to the aging population, there is an increase in the number of elderly patients with asthma. Although signs and symptoms are similar to those in younger patients, diagnosis can be challenging due to presence of coexisting conditions in this population. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review was to highlight the challenges with regards to diagnosis, management, the high rates of medical costs and mortality in elderly asthmatics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Scientific literature regarding asthma in the elderly population was reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441181/inhaled-treprostinil-drug-delivery-during-mechanical-ventilation-and-spontaneous-breathing-using-two-different-nebulizers
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Donna K Parker, Shuijie Shen, Jiang Zheng, D Dunbar Ivy, Dave N Crotwell, Justin C Hotz, Robert M DiBlasi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of delivering inhaled treprostinil during mechanical ventilation and spontaneous unassisted ventilation using the Tyvaso Inhalation System and the vibrating mesh nebulizer. We sought to compare differences in fine particle fraction, and absolute inhaled treprostinil mass delivered to neonatal, pediatric, and adult models affixed with a face mask, conventional, and high-frequency ventilation between Tyvaso Inhalation System and with different nebulizer locations between Tyvaso Inhalation System and vibrating mesh nebulizer...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441176/long-term-nitrite-inhalant-exposure-and-cancer-risk-in-msm
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Anupriya Dutta, Hajime Uno, Alex Holman, David R Lorenz, Steven M Wolinsky, Dana Gabuzda
OBJECTIVES: Nitrite inhalants (poppers) are commonly used recreational drugs among MSM and were previously associated with elevated rates of high-risk sexual behavior, HIV and human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) seroconversion, and transient immunosuppressive effects in experimental models. Whether long-term popper use is associated with cancer risk among MSM in the HAART era is unclear. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of cancer risk in 3223 HIV-infected and uninfected MSM in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study from 1996-2010...
May 15, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437722/effective-active-vaccination-against-methamphetamine-in-female-rats
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J D Nguyen, P T Bremer, C S Hwang, S A Vandewater, K C Collins, K M Creehan, K D Janda, M A Taffe
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapies directed against methamphetamine (MA) abuse have shown success in rodent models, however only a limited number of studies have investigated active vaccination in female mice and none in female rats. It is critical to determine if potential immunotherapeutic strategies generalize across sex, particularly for drugs that may produce significant sex-differences on behavioral or physiological endpoints. METHODS: Female Wistar rats were initially vaccinated with keyhole-limpet hemocyanin (KLH) or an anti-methamphetamine-KLH conjugate (MH6-KLH) three times over five weeks and implanted with radiotelemetry devices to assess locomotor activity and body temperature responses to MA...
April 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435870/nanoparticles-that-do-not-adhere-to-mucus-provide-uniform-and-long-lasting-drug-delivery-to-airways-following-inhalation
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Craig S Schneider, Qingguo Xu, Nicholas J Boylan, Jane Chisholm, Benjamin C Tang, Benjamin S Schuster, Andreas Henning, Laura M Ensign, Ethan Lee, Pichet Adstamongkonkul, Brian W Simons, Sho-Yu S Wang, Xiaoqun Gong, Tao Yu, Michael P Boyle, Jung Soo Suk, Justin Hanes
Mucoadhesive particles (MAP) have been widely explored for pulmonary drug delivery because of their perceived benefits in improving particle residence in the lungs. However, retention of particles adhesively trapped in airway mucus may be limited by physiologic mucus clearance mechanisms. In contrast, particles that avoid mucoadhesion and have diameters smaller than mucus mesh spacings rapidly penetrate mucus layers [mucus-penetrating particles (MPP)], which we hypothesized would provide prolonged lung retention compared to MAP...
April 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434254/association-of-gstt1-null-xpd-751%C3%A2-cc-and-xpc-939%C3%A2-cc-genotypes-with-increased-levels-of-genomic-damage-among-hospital-pathologists
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Alfredo Santovito, Marta Delsoglio, Eleonora Manitta, Giulia Picco, Giulia Meschiati, Michela Chiarizio, Claudio Gendusa, Piero Cervella
CONTEXT: Hospital workers are at risk for genotoxic damage following occupationally exposure to xenobiotics. Pathologists are exposed to chemicals during their use in health care environments, particularly throughout inhalation of airborne agents, absorption through skin or contact with the patient's body fluids. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the level of genomic damage in a sample of 61 hospital pathologists (occupationally exposed to antineoplastic drugs and sterilizing agents) and 60 control subjects...
April 24, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421352/a-new-role-of-fine-excipient-materials-in-carrier-based-dry-powder-inhalation-mixtures-effect-on-deagglomeration-of-drug-particles-during-mixing-revealed
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Ahmed O Shalash, Mustafa M A Elsayed
The potential of fine excipient materials to improve the performance of carrier-based dry powder inhalation mixtures is well acknowledged. The mechanisms underlying this potential are, however, open to question till date. Elaborate understanding of these mechanisms is a requisite for rational rather than empirical development of ternary dry powder inhalation mixtures. While effects of fine excipient materials on drug adhesion to and detachment from surfaces of carrier particle have been extensively investigated, effects on other processes, such as carrier-drug mixing, capsule/blister/device filling, or aerosolization in inhaler devices, have received little attention...
April 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418758/inhaled-heparin-therapeutic-efficacy-and-recent-formulations
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Ayca Yildiz-Pekoz, Yildiz Ozsoy
Heparin is well known for its anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory properties. Inhaled heparin regimens are increasingly being used to manage lung disease. It has been used to treat cystic fibrosis, thromboembolism, and pulmonary fibrosis, as well as bronchial asthma and asthma-induced airway hypersensitivity. Several preclinical studies attained some useful effects of heparin-administered, parenterally and through inhalation, treatment of lung disease. Besides, recent clinical trials suggest that inhaled heparin for lung diseases is beneficial and safe, but such data remain to be limited...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418683/physical-characterization-of-tobramycin-inhalation-powder-ii-state-diagram-of-an-amorphous-engineered-particle-formulation
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Dan Miller, Trixie Tan, John Nakamura, Richard Malcolmson, Tom Tarara, Jeff Weers
Tobramycin Inhalation Powder (TIP) is a spray-dried engineered particle formulation used in TOBI® Podhaler®, a drug/device combination for treatment of cystic fibrosis. A TIP particle consists of two phases: amorphous, glassy tobramycin sulfate and a gel-phase phospholipid (DSPC). The objective of this work was to characterize both the amorphous and gel phases following exposure of TIP to a broad range of relative humidity and temperature. Because, in principle, changes in either particle morphology or the solid-state form of the drug could affect drug delivery or biopharmaceutical properties, understanding physical stability was critical to development and registration of this product...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417456/interventions-to-improve-adherence-to-inhaled-steroids-for-asthma
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REVIEW
Rebecca Normansell, Kayleigh M Kew, Elizabeth Stovold
BACKGROUND: Despite its proven efficacy in improving symptoms and reducing exacerbations, many patients with asthma are not fully adherent to their steroid inhaler. Suboptimal adherence leads to poorer clinical outcomes and increased health service utilisation, and has been identified as a contributing factor to a third of asthma deaths in the UK. Reasons for non-adherence vary, and a variety of interventions have been proposed to help people improve treatment adherence. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions intended to improve adherence to inhaled corticosteroids among people with asthma...
April 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415888/bioengineered-gold-nanoparticles-targeted-to-mesenchymal-cells-from-patients-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-does-not-rise-the-inflammatory-response-and-can-be-safely-inhaled-by-rodents
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Emanuela Cova, Simona Inghilleri, Laura Pandolfi, Monica Morosini, Sara Magni, Miriam Colombo, Davide Piloni, Chiara Finetti, Gabriele Ceccarelli, Laura Benedetti, Maria Gabriella Cusella, Manuela Agozzino, Fabio Corsi, Raffaele Allevi, Simona Mrakic-Sposta, Sarah Moretti, Simona De Gregori, Davide Prosperi, Federica Meloni
The use of gold nanoparticles as drug delivery system represents a promising issue for diseases without effective pharmacological treatment due to insufficient local drug accumulation and excessive systemic toxicity. Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) represents about 70% of cases of chronic lung allograft dysfunction, the main challenge to long term lung transplantation. It is believed that due to repeated insults to epithelial bronchiolar cells local inflammatory response creates a milieu that favours epithelial mesenchymal transition and activation of local mesenchymal cells leading to airway fibro-obliteration...
April 18, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414951/development-of-a-two-photon-fluorescent-turn-on-probe-with-far-red-emission-for-thiophenols-and-its-bioimaging-application-in-living-tissues
#16
Huiming Shang, Hua Chen, Yonghe Tang, Yanyan Ma, Weiying Lin
Thiophenol is a highly toxic compound which is essential in the field of organic synthesis and drug design. However, the accumulation of thiophenols in the environment may cause serious health problems for human bodies ultimately. Therefore, it is critical to develop efficient methods for visualization of thiophenol species in biological samples. In this work, an innovative two-photon fluorescent turn-on probe FR-TP with far-red emission for thiophenols based on FR-NH2 fluorophore and 2,4-dinitrophenylsulfonyl recognition site was reported...
April 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412680/study-on-effect-of-combivent-combined-with-glucocorticoids-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-aecopd
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Xin Zhao, Hongling Wang, Dalu Song, Yanwei Wang, Hong Yu, Shuhong Yu
We observed the effect of Combivent combined with glucocorticoids in the treatment of patients with AECOPD to explore a better drug treatment for AECOPD. The clinical observation of two clinical curative effective was carried out. Firstly, 100 patients were equally divided into treatment group and control group, who were given basic treatment. The control group was treated with inhalation of salbutamol sulfate and the other was with inhalation of Combivent and glucocorticoid. The clinical effect, dyspnea score, PaO2, PaCO2 and pulmonary function index were observed and compared...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410819/-remifentanil-does-not-increase-urine-output-during-oral-surgery-contrary-to-its-effect-during-other-surgeries-a-cohort-study
#18
Kentaro Ouchi, Kazuna Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: An increase in urine output by remifentanil injection during laparoscopic procedures and surgeries such as cardiac and gynecological procedures, due to suppression of the stress response to surgery, has been reported. The aim of our prospective, observational, cohort study was to assess the effect of remifentanil analgesia on urine output during dental and minor oral surgery by comparing intraoperative urine output under defined infusion volumes with and without the use of remifentanil...
April 11, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406337/inhaled-corticosteroid-use-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-risk-of-pneumonia-a-nested-case-control-population-based-study-in-lazio-italy-the-outpul-study
#19
Silvia Cascini, Ursula Kirchmayer, Valeria Belleudi, Lisa Bauleo, Riccardo Pistelli, Mirko Di Martino, Giulio Formoso, Marina Davoli, Nera Agabiti
Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients is associated with a reduction of exacerbations and a potential risk of pneumonia. The objective was to determine if ICS use, with or without long-acting β2-agonist, increases pneumonia risk in COPD patients. A cohort study was performed using linked hospital and drug prescription databases in the Lazio region. Patients (45+) discharged with COPD in 2006-2009 were enrolled and followed from cohort entry until first admission for pneumonia, death or study end, 31 December, 2012...
April 13, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399823/alcohol-use-disorders-among-people-living-with-hiv-aids-in-southern-brazil-prevalence-risk-factors-and-biological-markers-outcomes
#20
Cláudio Moss da Silva, Raúl Andrés Mendoza-Sassi, Luisa Dias da Mota, Maíba Mikhael Nader, Ana Maria Barral de Martinez
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse is an important public health problem, frequently unrecognized among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and requires investigation and intervention. It is usually associated with lower adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). It can also produce adverse clinical outcomes, such as changes in certain HIV markers, particularly CD4 cell counts and HIV viral loads (VLs). Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol abuse among PLWHA, its associated risk factors and effects on CD4 cell counts and HIV VLs in southern Brazil...
April 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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