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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799512/modulation-of-gabaa-receptors-in-the-treatment-of-epilepsy
#1
Eleonora Palma, Gabriele Ruffolo, Pierangelo Cifelli, Cristina Roseti, Erwin A van Vliet, Eleonora Aronica
BACKGROUND: A variety of evidence suggested that an imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission could be one of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the occurrence and progression of seizures. Understanding the causes of this imbalance may provide essential insight into the basic mechanisms of epilepsy and may uncover novel targets for future drug therapies. Accordingly, GABA is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS and its receptors (e.g., GABAARs) can still be relevant targets of new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)...
August 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795057/side-effects-of-indomethacin-in-refractory-post-traumatic-intracranial-hypertension-a-comprehensive-case-study-and-review
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REVIEW
Daniel Agustín Godoy, Pablo David Guerrero Suarez, Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, Mario Di Napoli
Intracranial hypertension (IH) is one of the final pathways of acute brain injury. In severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), it independently predicts poor outcomes. Its control represents a key aspect of the management. Lack of response to conventional therapies signals a state of ''refractory IH'', with an associated mortality rate of 80-100%. In such cases, hypothermia, barbiturates at high doses (BBT), decompressive craniectomy (DC), and extreme hyperventilation are utilized. However, none of them has proven efficacy...
July 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783350/3d-4f-coordination-clusters-as-cooperative-catalysts-for-highly-diastereoselective-michael-addition-reactions
#3
Kieran Griffiths, Athanassios C Tsipis, Prashant Kumar, Oliver P E Townrow, Alaa Abdul-Sada, Geoffrey R Akien, Amgalanbaatar Baldansuren, Alan C Spivey, George E Kostakis
Michael addition (MA) is one of the most well studied chemical transformation in synthetic chemistry. Here, we report the synthesis and crystal structures of a library of 3d/4f coordination clusters (CCs) formulated as [Zn(II)2Y(III)2L4(solv)X(Z)Y] and study their catalytic properties toward the MA of nitrostyrenes with barbituric acid derivatives. Each CC presents two borderline hard/soft Lewis acidic Zn(II) centers and two hard Lewis acidic Y(III) centers in a defect dicubane topology that brings the two different metals into a proximity of ∼3...
August 7, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749264/pulmonary-lesions-caused-by-the-lungworm-didelphostrongylus-hayesi-in-the-opossum-didelphis-virginiana-in-colima-mexico
#4
Rubén A López-Crespo, Alfonso López-Mayagoitia, Rafael Ramírez-Romero, Julio Martínez-Burnes, Omar F Prado-Rebolledo, Luis J García-Márquez
Didelphostrongylus hayesi is an important and prevalent pulmonary nematode in the opossum ( Didelphis virginiana ). An in-depth description of the pulmonary lesions caused by this nematode is lacking. The objective of this investigation was to make a detailed account of the gross, subgross, and microscopic changes that occur in the lungs of opossums naturally infected with D. hayesi. Forty-four opossums trapped in the state of Colima, Mexico, were euthanized by an overdose of barbiturates. Following a postmortem examination, the right lung was cut from the main bronchi and placed in a Petri dish containing a saline solution for the detection and identification of live parasites...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745845/sedative-hypnotic-drug-withdrawal-syndrome-recognition-and-treatment-digest
#5
Cynthia Santos, Ruben E Olmedo, Jeremy Kim
Sedative-hypnotic drugs include gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic agents such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid [GHB], gamma-Butyrolactone [GBL], baclofen, and ethanol. Chronic use of these substances can cause tolerance, and abrupt cessation or a reduction in the quantity of the drug can precipitate a life-threatening withdrawal syndrome. Benzodiazepines, phenobarbital, propofol, and other GABA agonists or analogues can effectively control symptoms of withdrawal from GABAergic agents...
March 22, 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741370/non-health-care-facility-anticonvulsant-medication-errors-in-the-united-states
#6
Emily A DeDonato, Henry A Spiller, Marcel J Casavant, Thitphalak Chounthirath, Nichole L Hodges, Gary A Smith
INTRODUCTION: This study provides an epidemiological description of non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant drugs. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of National Poison Data System data was conducted on non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant drugs reported to US Poison Control Centers from 2000 through 2012. RESULTS: During the study period, 108,446 non-health care facility medication errors involving anticonvulsant pharmaceuticals were reported to US Poison Control Centers, averaging 8342 exposures annually...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733841/analgosedation-of-adult-patients-with-elevated-intracranial-pressure-survey-of-current-clinical-practice-in-austria
#7
Guenther Herzer, Claudia Mirth, Udo M Illievich, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Helmut Trimmel
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are key items in intensive care. Recently published S3 guidelines specifically address treatment of patients with elevated intracranial pressure. METHODS: The Austrian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine carried out an online survey of neurointensive care units in Austria in order to evaluate the current state of practice in the areas of analgosedation and delirium management in this high-risk patient group...
July 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729223/synthesis-characterization-and-antimicrobial-study-of-polymeric-transition-metal-complexes-of-mn-ii-co-ii-ni-ii-cu-ii-and-zn-ii
#8
Shamim Ahmad Khan, Shahab A A Nami, Shahnawaz Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Kareem, Nahid Nishat
Salen ligands comprising of o-phenylenediamine (salop) and p-phenylenediamine (salpp) have been synthesized. The salen ligand, salop undergo Schiff base reaction with Formaldehyde and Barbituric acid to generate novel polymeric Schiff base, SBOPA in one instance while the second salen ligand, salpp on Schiff base reaction with formaldehyde and piperazine gives another novel polymeric Schiff base, SBPBA. These polymeric Schiff base ligands, SBOPA and SBPBA generates polymeric metal complexes in high yields on reaction with transition metal acetates, M(CH3COO)2...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726590/a-method-of-managing-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-absence-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-the-ice-protocol
#9
Randall Chesnut, Nancy Temkin, Sureyya Dikmen, Carlos Rondina, Walter Videtta, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Victor Alanis, Antonio Luis Eiras Falcao, Gustavo La Fuente, Luis Gonzalez, Manuel Jibaja, Arturo Lavendez, Freddy Sandi Lora, Roberto Merida, Ricardo Romero, James Pridgeon, Jason Barber, Joan Machamer, Kelley Chaddock
Purpose - The imaging- and clinical-examination (ICE) algorithm used in the BEST TRIP ICP randomized controlled trial is the only prospectively investigated clinical protocol for TBI management without ICP monitoring. As the default literature standard, it warrants careful evaluation. Methods - We present the ICE protocol in detail and analyse the demographics, outcome, treatment intensity, frequency of intervention usage, and related adverse events in the ICE-protocol cohort. Results - The 167 ICE protocol patients were young (median 29 years) with a median Glasgow Coma Scale motor score of 4 but with anisocoria or abnormal pupillary reactivity in 40%...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719099/spontaneous-keto-enol-tautomerization-in-the-crystal-lattice-visualized-with-the-help-of-water-encapsulated-in-hydrophilic-reservoirs
#10
Marta K Dudek, Ewelina Wielgus, Piotr Paluch, Marek Potrzebowski
Keto-enol tautomerism in the solid phase is a process that is particularly difficult to follow. In this work we demonstrate how it can be done by introducing deuterium into the crystal lattice of organic compounds, which tend to form hydrates. In our studies we explored H-D exchange in the crystals stored in contact with deuterium oxide vapors. Employing barbituric acid (BA) and (+)-catechin (CAT) as model samples, by means of advanced solid-state NMR and mass spectrometry, we revealed that not only OH and NH protons of these chemicals undergo exchange to deuterium in a crystal lattice, but also usually immobile protons, i...
July 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717877/temporal-envelope-coding-by-inferior-colliculus-neurons-with-cochlear-implant-stimulation
#11
Kenneth E Hancock, Yoojin Chung, Martin F McKinney, Bertrand Delgutte
Modulations in temporal envelopes are a ubiquitous property of natural sounds and are especially important for hearing with cochlear implants (CIs) because these devices typically discard temporal fine structure information. With few exceptions, neural temporal envelope processing has been studied in both normal hearing (NH) and CI animals using only pure sinusoidal amplitude modulation (SAM) which poorly represents the diversity of envelope shapes contained in natural sounds because it confounds repetition rate and the width of each modulation cycle...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715212/kinetics-of-electrophilic-alkylations-of-barbiturate-and-thiobarbiturate-anions
#12
Alexander Schade, Ivan Tchernook, Mirko Bauer, Alexander Oehlke, Martin Breugst, Joachim Friedrich, Stefan Spange
Second-order rate constants (k2) of the reactions of various barbiturate anions such as the parent barbiturate, 1,3-dimethylbarbiturate, 2-thiobarbiturate, and 1,3-diethyl-2-thiobarbiturate with diarylcarbenium ions and Michael acceptors have been determined in dimethyl sulfoxide solution at 20 °C. The reactivity parameters N and sN of the barbiturate anions were derived from the linear plots of log k2 versus the electrophilicity parameters E of these reference electrophiles, according to the linear-free-energy relationship log k2 (20 °C) = sN (E + N)...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712906/a-comparison-of-pharmacologic-therapeutic-agents-used-for-the-reduction-of-intracranial-pressure-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Ahmed M Alnemari, Brianna M Krafcik, Tarek R Mansour, Daniel Gaudin
OBJECTIVE: In neurotrauma care, a better understanding of treatments following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has led to a significant decrease in morbidity and mortality in this population. TBI represents a significant medical problem, and complications following TBI are associated with the initial injury and post-event intracranial processes such as elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) and brain edema. Consequently, appropriate therapeutic interventions are required to reduce brain tissue damage and improve cerebral perfusion...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686997/management-of-epilepsy-in-merrf-syndrome
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REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome is a rare syndromic mitochondrial disorder (MID) with a broad phenotypic but narrow genotypic heterogeneity. One of the predominant phenotypic features in addition to myopathy is epilepsy. The most frequent seizure type in MERRF is generalised myoclonic seizure but also focal myoclonic, focal atonic, generalised tonic-clonic, generalised atonic, generalised myoclonic-atonic, typical absences, or tonic-clonic seizures of unknown onset have been reported...
June 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669612/detecting-pharmaceuticals-in-the-red-blood-cell-inventory-of-a-hospital-blood-bank
#15
Eric A Gehrie, Amaris Keiser, Carrie J Haglock-Adler, Frederick Strathmann, Garrett S Booth
We tested 220 red blood cell units for the presence of pharmaceuticals; 15 units (6.8%) were confirmed to contain low concentrations of opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants, or barbiturates. Further study is needed to determine whether these drugs, which are not prohibited in donated blood by current Food and Drug Administration standards, could mediate adverse reactions in children.
June 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654794/preclinical-evidence-of-the-anxiolytic-and-sedative-like-activities-of-tagetes-erecta-l-reinforces-its-ethnobotanical-approach
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Gimena Pérez-Ortega, Guadalupe Esther Angeles-López, Arturo Argueta-Villamar, María Eva González-Trujano
Morelos State is one of the regions of Mexico where several plant species are used in traditional medicine. Species from Tagetes genus (Asteraceae) are reported as useful in infusion to treat stomachache and intestinal diseases, but also as tranquilizers. In this study, medicinal uses of T. erecta including its depressant effect on the central nervous system (CNS) were explored by interviewing healers and merchants of local markets of Morelos State, and by investigation of the phytochemical and pharmacological tranquilizing properties...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650028/lanthanide-metal-organic-frameworks-based-on-dicarboxyl-functionalized-arylhydrazone-of-barbituric-acid-syntheses-structures-luminescence-and-catalytic-cyanosilylation-of-aldehydes
#17
Anirban Karmakar, Guilherme M D M Rúbio, Anup Paul, M Fátima C Guedes da Silva, Kamran T Mahmudov, Firudin I Guseinov, Sónia A C Carabineiro, Armando J L Pombeiro
Five isostructural lanthanide MOFs, [Ln(1κOO',2κO'',3κO''',4κO''''-μ4-L)(NO3)(DMF)2]n·n(DMF) {Ln = La(3+) (1), Ce(3+) (2), Nd(3+) (3), Sm(3+) (4) and Dy(3+) (5); L = 5-[2-{2,4,6-trioxotetrahydropyrimidin-5(2H)-ylidene}hydrazinyl]isophthalate; DMF = N,N'-dimethyl formamide}, based on dicarboxyl-functionalized arylhydrazone of barbituric acid were synthesized under solvothermal conditions. They were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric and X-ray diffraction analyses...
June 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637382/rates-and-correlates-of-binge-drinking-among-college-students-with-disabilities-united-states-2013
#18
Steven L West, Carolyn W Graham, Peter Temple
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to provide the first comprehensive picture of alcohol use and binge drinking by US college students with disabilities (SWDs), who represent at least 11% (1.6 million) of the US college student population. METHODS: In fall 2013, we used a stratified random sampling technique to identify and recruit 2440 SWDs from 122 US colleges and universities. A total of 1285 (53%) SWDs from 61 (50%) colleges and universities completed a survey of alcohol and other drug use and the use of substances by student peers...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626269/the-addition-of-amphetamine-to-potentially-sedating-medication-regimens-an-exploratory-investigation-of-the-impact-upon-reaction-time-and-sustained-attention
#19
James W Price
OBJECTIVES: The addition of amphetamine to a sedating medication may reduce sedation but does it augment reaction time and sustained attention for workers? The purpose of this exploratory study was gain insight into between group differences that would assist hypothesis formation for a subsequent hypothesis testing study. METHODS: This study examined psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) performance for a group taking potentially sedating medications (opiates, benzodiazepines, anticholinergics, barbiturates or polypharmacy) while taking amphetamine to a group not taking amphetamine...
May 15, 2017: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618330/improvements-in-self-curing-composites
#20
Zbigniew Raszewski, Marek Jałbrzykowski
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to test the influence of a barbituric acid derivative acting as a catalyst and small amounts of pyrolytic silica in acrylic resins on color stability, solubility and sorption of a composite. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of two-component powder/liquid resin systems were prepared. Monomer-like mixtures (bis-GMA, TEGDMA, tertiary amine 60/40) and a quartz powder with additions of various silica and barbituric acid derivatives were used...
June 12, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
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