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Albert Farrugia, Daniela Scaramuccia
Plasma Derived Medicinal Products (PMDPs) are an essential component of the modern therapeutic armamentarium. They are differentiated from most other medicines in several ways, particularly the unique nature of the raw material used for their manufacture. Human plasma has been fractionated to PDMPs for the past 75 years, and the economics of manufacturing requires currently that as many products are harvested from each litre as is feasible and reflective of clinical needs. PDMPs may be purchased on the open market from the various commercial and not-for-profit (NFP) manufacturers...
February 21, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235838/accuracy-of-enteral-syringes-with-commonly-prescribed-paediatric-liquid-medicines
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Sara Arenas-López, Karuna Gurung, Shane M Tibby, Miguel Ángel Calleja Hernández, Catherine Tuleu
OBJECTIVE: Oral syringes are the preferred method for delivering paediatric enteral drugs; however, little is known about factors affecting accuracy, particularly at volumes <5 mL. We investigated volumetric accuracy for enteral syringes, using commercially available liquid drug formulations with various physicochemical properties at clinically relevant volumes. DESIGN: In vitro experiment. INTERVENTIONS: Ten drugs were tested using two syringe brands (Baxa, Medicina) across a range of formulation volumes (0...
February 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235740/influence-of-metals-on-essential-oil-content-and-composition-of-lemongrass-cymbopogon-citratus-d-c-stapf-grown-under-different-levels-of-red-mud-in-sewage-sludge-amended-soil
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Meenu Gautam, Madhoolika Agrawal
Lemongrass is a commercially important perennial herb with medicinal value and ability to tolerate high alkaline and saline conditions. Essential oil bearing plants can grow safely in soil contaminated with heavy metals without severe effects on morphology and oil yield. The present study was aimed to assess the essential oil content and composition in lemongrass in response to elevated metals in above-ground plant parts. Pot experiment was conducted for six months using sewage sludge as soil amendment (soil: sludge: 2:1 w/w) followed by red mud treatments (0, 5, 10 and 15% w/w)...
February 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231532/paeonifiorin-sulfonate-as-a-characteristic-marker-for-specifically-inspecting-chinese-patent-medicine-liu-wei-di-huang-wan-contained-sulfur-fumigated-moutan-cortex
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Xiu-Yang Li, Fang Long, Jin-Di Xu, Hong Shen, Ming Kong, He Zhu, Ye-Qing Zhang, Song-Lin Li
Sulfur fumigation can induce chemical transformation of bioactive components, consequently the alteration of bioactivities or even toxicities of medicinal herbs. Inspecting Chinese patent medicines (CPM) contained sulfur-fumigated constituent herbs is crucial for ensuring the safety and efficacy of CPM. Paeonifiorin sulfonate is a sulfur-fumigation induced compound of Moutan Cortex (MC), one of the main constituent herbs of a commonly used CPM Liu-Wei-Di-Huang-Wan (LWDHW). Herein, we investigated the approach of paeonifiorin sulfonate as a characteristic marker for specifically inspecting LWDHW potentially contained sulfur-fumigated MC (SFMC)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231051/short-communication-challenges-relating-to-comparison-of-flavonoid-glycosides-dissolution-profiles-from-sutherlandia-frutescens-products
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Oluchi N Mbamalu, James Syce, Halima Samsodien
Unlike the case of conventional drug formulations, dissolution tests have hitherto not been required for herbal medicinal products commercially available in South Africa. This study investigated dissolution of the South African Sutherlandia frutescens using selected flavonoid glycosides as marker compounds. Dissolution of markers was assessed in three dissolution media at pH 1.2, 4.5 and 6.8, and samples were analysed using a validated HPLC method. The dissolution profile of each marker varied for the different materials investigated...
March 1, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227231/the-visible-human-project-%C3%A2-from-body-to-bits
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Michael J Ackerman, Michael J Ackerman, Michael J Ackerman
In the middle 1990's the U.S. National Library sponsored the acquisition and development of the Visible Human Project(®) data base. This image database contains anatomical cross-sectional images which allow the reconstruction of three dimensional male and female anatomy to an accuracy of less than 1.0 mm. The male anatomy is contained in a 15 gigabyte database, the female in a 39 gigabyte database. This talk will describe why and how this project was accomplished and demonstrate some of the products which the Visible Human dataset has made possible...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217596/distribution-of-abo-and-rh-types-in-voluntary-blood-donors-in-jharkhand-area-as-a-study-conducted-by-rims-ranchi
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Anu Singh, Ramesh Kumar Srivastava, Kabita S Deogharia, Kranti Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: This study was done to know the distribution and frequencies of blood groups among blood donors attending voluntary blood donation camps organized by the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, Jharkhand so that demand and supply ratio of the four blood groups can be maintained so that no patient dies due to lack of a particular blood group. CONTEXT: Up till now about 400 red cells antigen have been identified. The majority follow Mendelian inheritance...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216885/simultaneous-determination-of-eight-phenolic-acids-five-saponins-and-four-tanshinones-for-quality-control-of-compound-preparations-containing-danshen-sanqi-herb-pair-by-hplc-dad
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Hong Yao, Xiaomei Huang, Shaoguang Li, Youjia Wu, Xinhua Lin, Peiying Shi
BACKGROUND: The herb-pair, Salviaemiltiorrhizae (Danshen, DS) and Panaxnotoginseng (Sanqi,SQ), often occurs in traditional Chinese medicine prescriptions used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in clinics in Asian areas. Many commercial preparations containing the DS-SQ herb-pair were produced by various manufactures with the different production process. The raw materials were from different sources, which raised a challenge to control the quality of the herb-pair medicines...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211195/a-comparison-of-the-new-japanese-expedited-approval-legislation-for-regenerative-medicine-product-with-the-existing-systems-of-the-united-states-and-european-union
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Yoji Jokura, Kazuo Yano, Masayuki Yamato
Expedited approval pathways/programs for drugs, biologics, or medical devices have been enacted for rapid product commercialization of innovative products in the United States (US) and European Union (EU). However, less innovative products are increasingly using these expedited pathways and frequently obligations to collect and report post-marketing data on approved products are being bypassed. The Japanese government recently enacted a new conditional and time-limited approval pathway dedicated to regenerative medicine products...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207892/triethylene-glycol-an-active-component-of-ashwagandha-withania-somnifera-leaves-is-responsible-for-sleep-induction
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Mahesh K Kaushik, Sunil C Kaul, Renu Wadhwa, Masashi Yanagisawa, Yoshihiro Urade
Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint which occurs due to difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining it. Most of currently available drugs for insomnia develop dependency and/or adverse effects. Hence natural therapies could be an alternative choice of treatment for insomnia. The root or whole plant extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been used to induce sleep in Indian system of traditional home medicine, Ayurveda. However, its active somnogenic components remain unidentified. We investigated the effect of various components of Ashwagandha leaf on sleep regulation by oral administration in mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205414/avoidance-of-maternal-cell-contamination-and-overgrowth-in-isolating-fetal-chorionic-villi-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-human-term-placenta
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Varda S Sardesai, Abbas Shafiee, Nicholas M Fisk, Rebecca A Pelekanos
Human placenta is rich in mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC), with their origin widely presumed fetal. Cultured placental MSCs are confounded by a high frequency of maternal cell contamination. Our recent systematic review concluded that only a small minority of placental MSC publications report fetal/maternal origin, and failed to discern a specific methodology for isolation of fetal MSC from term villi. We determined isolation conditions to yield fetal and separately maternal MSC during ex vivo expansion from human term placenta...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199125/one-pot-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-branched-n-acylamines-via-titanium-mediated-condensation-of-amides-aldehydes-and-organometallics
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Chunhui Dai, Julien Genovino, Bruce M Bechle, Matthew S Corbett, Chan Woo Huh, Colin R Rose, Jianmin Sun, Joseph S Warmus, David C Blakemore
A three-component, titanium-mediated synthesis of α-branched N-acylamines from commercial or readily accessible amides, aldehydes, and organometallic reagents is reported. The transformation proceeds under mild reaction conditions and tolerates a variety of functional groups (including nitrile, carbamate, olefin, basic amine, furan, and other sensitive heteroaromatics) to generate a large umbrella of α-branched N-acylamine products in high yields. The operationally practical procedure enables the use of this method in parallel chemical synthesis, a valuable feature that can facilitate the screening of bioactive molecules by medicinal chemists...
February 15, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196046/bioequivalence-of-a-new-oral-levosulpiride-formulation-compared-with-a-standard-one-in-healthy-volunteers
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Simona De Gregori, Laura Cipollina, Annalisa De Silvestri, Marianna Ventura, Roberta Michelini, Monica Morosini, Michela Montagna, Carmine Tinelli, Mario Regazzi, Mariadelfina Molinaro, Roberto Imberti
BACKGROUND: A monocentric, single-dose, open-label, two-way, crossover randomized study was conducted by the San Matteo Phase I Clinical Trial Unit and Experimental Therapy (Pavia, Italy) to assess the bioequivalence and the systemic tolerability of a new oral formulation of levosulpiride (tablet 25 mg: test) versus a commercially available formulation on the Italian market (tablet 25 mg: reference). METHODS: Thirty-five healthy adult volunteers, males (n = 19) and females (n = 16), aged between 18 and 55 years were screened and 32 of them were enrolled in the study...
February 11, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195092/efficacy-of-in-house-fluorescent-stain-for-fungus
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K R L Surya Kirani, V Satya Chandrika
CONTEXT: Mycotic infections are gaining importance in the present day medicine, and definite demonstration of fungus is essential for diagnosis. Small numbers of organisms in the smear can be identified by fluorescence microscopy. Calcofluor white (CFW) fluorescent stain is a textile brightener mixed with Evans blue. It is expensive and not easily available. AIMS: (1) To assess the efficacy of in-house CFW fluorescent stain for fungus in relation to conventional CFW stain, histopathology, and culture...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193263/automated-freeze-thaw-cycles-for-decellularization-of-tendon-tissue-a-pilot-study
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Susanne Pauline Roth, Sina Marie Glauche, Amelie Plenge, Ina Erbe, Sandra Heller, Janina Burk
BACKGROUND: Decellularization of tendon tissue plays a pivotal role in current tissue engineering approaches for in vitro research as well as for translation of graft-based tendon restoration into clinics. Automation of essential decellularization steps like freeze-thawing is crucial for the development of more standardized decellularization protocols and commercial graft production under good manufacturing practice (GMP) conditions in the future. METHODS: In this study, a liquid nitrogen-based controlled rate freezer was utilized for automation of repeated freeze-thawing for decellularization of equine superficial digital flexor tendons...
February 14, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191359/simultaneous-determination-of-5-flavonoids-and-7-saponins-for-quality-control-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-preparation-xinnaoshutong-capsule-using-hplc-vwd-elsd
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Jin Li, Yang Bai, Peng Zhang, Jun He, Jun Cao, Mingrui An, Li-Min Hu, Xiu-Mei Gao, Yan-Xu Chang
Xinnaoshutong capsule (XC) is a traditional Chinese prescription derived from the ripe fruit of Tribulus terrestris L. (TT). Although XC has long been considered as an important herbal medicine, no analytical method of marker compounds for quality assessment is registered in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. A simple analytical method of twelve marker components was developed and validated by HPLC-VWD-ELSD method. Chromatographic separation by HPLC was carried out on a Hedera ODS 2 column (4.6 × 250 mm, 5 μm) by gradient elution with acetonitrile-water (0...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188449/xylitol-production-by-genetically-modified-industrial-strain-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-using-glycerol-as-co-substrate
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Anushree B Kogje, Anand Ghosalkar
Xylitol is commercially used in chewing gum and dental care products as a low calorie sweetener having medicinal properties. Industrial yeast strain of S. cerevisiae was genetically modified to overexpress an endogenous aldose reductase gene GRE3 and a xylose transporter gene SUT1 for the production of xylitol. The recombinant strain (XP-RTK) carried the expression cassettes of both the genes and the G418 resistance marker cassette KanMX integrated into the genome of S. cerevisiae. Short segments from the 5' and 3' delta regions of the Ty1 retrotransposons were used as homology regions for integration of the cassettes...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188353/direct-and-model-free-detection-of-carbohydrate-excipients-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-granules-by-atr-ftir-microspectroscopic-imaging
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Jianbo Chen, Suqin Sun, Qun Zhou
A formula granule is a traditional Chinese medicine preparation made from the decoction of a single herbal medicinal. Because of the flexibility for combination and the convenience for utilization, formula granules are becoming popular in clinical applications. However, the efficacy and safety of commercial formula granules often suffer from the improper addition of carbohydrate excipients. Therefore, the detection of carbohydrate excipients is indispensable for the quality control of formula granules. FTIR spectroscopy has been used for the detection of carbohydrate excipients in formula granules...
February 10, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185303/interchangeable-neck-shape-specific-coils-for-a-clinically-realizable-anterior-neck-phased-array-system
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Michael J Beck, Dennis L Parker, Bradley D Bolster, Seong-Eun Kim, J Scott McNally, Gerald S Treiman, J Rock Hadley
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the interchangeable neck shape-specific (NSS) coil concept that supplements standard commercial spine and head/neck coils to provide simultaneous high-resolution (hi-res) head/neck imaging with high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). METHODS: Two NSS coils were constructed on formers designed to fit two different neck shapes. A 7-channel (7ch) ladder array was constructed on a medium neck former, and a 9-channel (9ch) ladder array was constructed on large neck former...
February 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168362/practical-methods-for-handling-human-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-in-serum-free-and-serum-containing-culture-conditions-under-hypoxia-implications-for-regenerative-medicine
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Dai Murabayashi, Mai Mochizuki, Yuichi Tamaki, Taka Nakahara
Stem cell-based therapies depend on the reliable expansion of patient-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro. The supplementation of cell culture media with serum is associated with several risks; accordingly, serum-free media are commercially available for cell culture. Furthermore, hypoxia is known to accelerate the expansion of MSCs. The present study aimed to characterize the properties of periodontal ligament-derived MSCs (PDLSCs) cultivated in serum-free and serum-containing media, under hypoxic and normoxic conditions...
February 6, 2017: Human Cell
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