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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199493/aesthetic-and-functional-improvement-of-chronic-radiation-dermatitis-with-noninsulated-microneedle-fractional-radiofrequency
#1
Derek Ho, Ekaterina Kraeva, Joshua M Schulman, Jared Jagdeo
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February 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187179/fabrication-of-a-ti-porous-microneedle-array-by-metal-injection-molding-for-transdermal-drug-delivery
#2
Jiyu Li, Bin Liu, Yingying Zhou, Zhipeng Chen, Lelun Jiang, Wei Yuan, Liang Liang
Microneedle arrays (MA) have been extensively investigated in recent decades for transdermal drug delivery due to their pain-free delivery, minimal skin trauma, and reduced risk of infection. However, porous MA received relatively less attention due to their complex fabrication process and ease of fracturing. Here, we present a titanium porous microneedle array (TPMA) fabricated by modified metal injection molding (MIM) technology. The sintering process is simple and suitable for mass production. TPMA was sintered at a sintering temperature of 1250°C for 2 h...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184159/a-combined-approach-of-hollow-microneedles-and-nanocarriers-for-skin-immunization-with-plasmid-dna-encoding-ovalbumin
#3
Boonnada Pamornpathomkul, Adisak Wongkajornsilp, Wanida Laiwattanapaisal, Theerasak Rojanarata, Praneet Opanasopit, Tanasait Ngawhirunpat
The aim of this study was to investigate the use of different types of microneedles (MNs) and nanocarriers for in vitro skin permeation and in vivo immunization of plasmid DNA encoding ovalbumin (pOVA). In vitro skin permeation studies indicated that hollow MNs had a superior enhancing effect on skin permeation compared with solid MN patches, electroporation (EP) patches, the combination of MN and EP patches, and untreated skin. Upon using hollow MNs combined with nanocarriers for pOVA delivery, the skin permeation was higher than for the delivery of naked pOVA, as evidenced by the increased amount of pOVA in Franz diffusion cells and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody responses...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183628/transdermal-delivery-of-insulin-with-bioceramic-composite-microneedles-fabricated-by-gelatin-and-hydroxyapatite
#4
Weijiang Yu, Guohua Jiang, Depeng Liu, Lei Li, Zaizai Tong, Juming Yao, Xiangdong Kong
The organic-inorganic bioceramic composite microneedles (MNs) were prepared from hydroxyapatite (Hap) and gelatin (Gel) via a template method. The resultant hydroxyapatite and gelatin composite MNs exhibited low cytotoxicity and excellent mechanical properties. After transdermal administration to the diabetic rats, the insulin could be released from bioceramic composite MNs. An obvious and effective hypoglycemic effect could be obtained compared with that of subcutaneous injection route. This work suggests that bioceramic composite MNs containing of insulin have a potential application in diabetes treatment via transdermal ingestion...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171813/effect-of-honeybee-stinger-and-its-microstructured-barbs-on-insertion-and-pull-force
#5
Jintian Ling, Zhenhua Song, Jiarui Wang, Keyun Chen, Jiyu Li, Shujia Xu, Lei Ren, Zhipeng Chen, Dianwen Jin, Lelun Jiang
Worker honeybee is well-known for its stinger with microscopic backward-facing barbs for self-defense. The natural geometry of the stinger enables painless penetration and adhesion in the human skin to deliver poison. In this study, Apis cerana worker honeybee stinger and acupuncture microneedle (as a barbless stinger) were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The insertion and pull process of honeybee stinger into rabbit skin was performed by a self-developed mechanical loading equipment in comparison with acupuncture needle...
January 25, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168430/poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-drug-delivery-systems-through-transdermal-pathway-an-overview
#6
REVIEW
Lucas Naves, Chetna Dhand, Luis Almeida, Lakshminarayanan Rajamani, Seeram Ramakrishna, Graça Soares
In past few decades, scientists have made tremendous advancement in the field of drug delivery systems (DDS), through transdermal pathway, as the skin represents a ready and large surface area for delivering drugs. Efforts are in progress to design efficient transdermal DDS that support sustained drug release at the targeted area for longer duration in the recommended therapeutic window without producing side-effects. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) is one of the most promising Food and Drug Administration approved synthetic polymers in designing versatile drug delivery carriers for different drug administration routes, including transdermal drug delivery...
February 6, 2017: Progress in biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161442/transdermal-delivery-of-cimetidine-across-microneedle-treated-skin-effect-of-extent-of-drug-ionization-on-the-permeation
#7
Yang Song, Anushree Herwadkar, Meera G Patel, Ajay K Banga
The objective of this work was to optimize a gel formulation of cimetidine to maximize its transdermal delivery across microporated skin. Specifically, the effect of extent of ionization in formulation on permeation of cimetidine across microporated skin was studied. Cimetidine was formulated into a gel using propylene glycol, water and carbopol 980NF. Three strengths of gels (0.1% w/w, 0.5% w/w and 0.8% w/w) were made and Tris base was used to adjust the pH of formulations to pH 5, pH 6.8 and pH 7.5. In vitro permeation testing was performed on vertical Franz cells with dermatomed porcine ear skin...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160258/effect-of-microneedles-on-transdermal-permeation-enhancement-of-amlodipine
#8
Buchi N Nalluri, Chandrateja Uppuluri, Jyothirmayee Devineni, Atul Nayak, Karthik J Nair, Benjamin R Whiteside, Diganta B Das
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of microneedle (MN) geometry parameters like length, density, shape and type on transdermal permeation enhancement of amlodipine (AMLO). Two types of MN devices viz. AdminPatch® arrays (ADM) (0.6, 1.2 and 1.5 mm lengths) and laboratory-fabricated polymeric MNs (PM) of 0.6 mm length were employed. In the case of PMs, arrays were applied thrice at different places within a 1.77-cm(2) skin area (PM-3) to maintain the MN density closer to 0.6 mm ADM. Scaling analyses were done using dimensionless parameters like concentration of AMLO (Ct/Cs), thickness (h/L) and surface area of the skin (Sa/L(2))...
February 3, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160208/enhancement-of-skin-permeation-and-skin-immunization-of-ovalbumin-antigen-via-microneedles
#9
Boonnada Pamornpathomkul, Theerasak Rojanarata, Praneet Opanasopit, Tanasait Ngawhirunpat
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of different types of microneedles and doses of ovalbumin antigen for in vitro skin permeation and in vivo immunization. In vitro skin permeation experiments and confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed that hollow microneedles had a superior enhancing effect on skin permeation compared with a solid microneedle patch and untreated skin by efficiently delivering ovalbumin-fluorescein conjugate into the deep skin layers. The flux and cumulative amount of ovalbumin-fluorescein conjugate at 8 h after administering with various conditions could be ranked as follows: hollow MN; high dose > medium dose > low dose > MN patch; high dose > medium dose > low dose > untreated skin; high dose > medium dose > low dose > without ovalbumin-fluorescein conjugate...
February 3, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146245/comparison-of-physical-pretreatment-regimens-to-enhance-protoporphyrin-ix-uptake-in-photodynamic-therapy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#10
Christiane Bay, Catharina Margrethe Lerche, Bradford Ferrick, Peter Alshede Philipsen, Katrine Togsverd-Bo, Merete Haedersdal
Importance: Skin pretreatment is recommended for adequate penetration of topical photosensitizing agents and subsequent protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) accumulation in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Objective: To compare the relative potential of different physical pretreatments to enhance PPIX fluorescence in normal skin. Design, Setting, and Participants: This intraindividual, randomized clinical trial was performed from November 28 to December 20, 2014, at Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, among 12 healthy volunteers 18 years or older...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131383/transcutaneous-immunization-of-streptococcus-suis-bacterin-using-dissolving-microneedles
#11
Kai-Jen Hsueh, Mei-Chin Chen, Li-Ting Cheng, Jai-Wei Lee, Wen-Bin Chung, Chun-Yen Chu
Vaccine delivery using microneedle (MN) patches is an easy, safe and painless alternative to traditional needle injections. In this study, we examined whether MN patches can enhance the efficacy of a Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (S. suis 2) vaccine in a mouse model. Results showed that MNs can reach 200-250μm into the skin, a depth beneficial for targeted delivery of antigens to antigen-presenting cells in the epidermis and dermis. Vaccination with prime-boost of MN induced higher levels of IgG2a antibody titer, T cell proliferation, and TH1 cytokines (IFN-γ and IL-12) as compared to intramuscular (IM) injection...
February 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125842/thickness-and-closure-kinetics-of-the-suprachoroidal-space-following-microneedle-injection-of-liquid-formulations
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Bryce Chiang, Nitin Venugopal, Hans E Grossniklaus, Jae Hwan Jung, Henry F Edelhauser, Mark R Prausnitz
Purpose: To determine the effect of injection volume and formulation of a microneedle injection into the suprachoroidal space (SCS) on SCS thickness and closure kinetics. Methods: Microneedle injections containing 25 to 150 μL Hanks' balanced salt solution (HBSS) were performed in the rabbit SCS ex vivo. Distribution of SCS thickness was measured by ultrasonography and three-dimensional (3D) cryo-reconstruction. Microneedle injections were performed in the rabbit SCS in vivo using HBSS, Discovisc, and 1% to 5% carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) in HBSS...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125841/clearance-kinetics-and-clearance-routes-of-molecules-from-the-suprachoroidal-space-after-microneedle-injection
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Bryce Chiang, Ke Wang, C Ross Ethier, Mark R Prausnitz
Purpose: To determine clearance kinetics and routes of clearance of molecules from the suprachoroidal space (SCS) of live New Zealand White rabbits. Methods: Suprachoroidal space collapse rate and pressure changes after microneedle injection into SCS were determined. Fluorescent fundus images were acquired to determine clearance rates of molecules ranging in size from 332 Da to 2 MDa. Microneedle injections of fluorescein were performed, and samples were taken from various sites over time to determine amount of fluorescein exiting the eye...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121174/the-role-of-beta-adrenergic-receptors-in-the-regulation-of-circadian-intraocular-pressure-rhythm-in-mice
#14
Shunsuke Tsuchiya, Tomomi Higashide, Kazunori Toida, Kazuhisa Sugiyama
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the elimination of β1- and β2-adrenergic receptors alters the diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) rhythm in mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: β1-/β2-adrenergic receptor double-knockout and C57BL/6J mice were anesthetized intraperitoneally, with their IOPs measured via microneedle method. After entrainment to a 12-h light-dark (LD) cycle (light phase 6:00-18:00), IOPs were measured every 3 h from 9:00 to 24:00 (group 1, β1-/β2-adrenergic receptor double-knockout mice, n = 11; C57BL/6J, n = 15)...
January 25, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113946/a-stretchable-microneedle-electrode-array-for-stimulating-and-measuring-intramuscular-electromyographic-activity
#15
Gareth S Guvanasen, Liang Guo, Ricardo J Aguilar, Ashton L Cheek, Chancellor S Shafor, Swaminathan Rajaraman, T Richard Nichols, Stephen P DeWeerth
We have developed a stretchable microneedle electrode array (sMEA) to stimulate and measure the electrical activity of muscle across multiple sites. The technology provides the signal fidelity and spatial resolution of intramuscular electrodes across a large area of tissue. Our sMEA is composed of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate, conductive-PDMS traces, and stainless-steel penetrating electrodes. The traces and microneedles maintain a resistance of less than 10 kΩ when stretched up to a ~63% tensile strain, which allows for the full range of physiological motion of feline muscle...
November 16, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095556/combination-therapy-for-acne-scarring-personal-experience-and-clinical-suggestions
#16
Lucija Kroepfl, Jason J Emer
Acne is one of the most prevalent skin conditions seen by dermatologists. The cosmetic sequelae of severe acne, including scarring and pigmentation, have a profound psychological impact on those in icted. Topical (eg, retinoids, antibiotics, dapsone, hydroxyacids) and oral treatments (eg, antibiotics and/or spironolactone) are often bene cial to control acne or in the instance of oral isotretinoin use, rid the acne permanently; however, these treatments have very little affect on the ultimate cosmetic outcome of the acne scarring and skin texture that results...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095540/multi-center-pilot-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-pro-le-of-high-energy-fractionated-radiofrequency-with-insulated-microneedles-to-multiple-levels-of-the-dermis
#17
Joel L Cohen, Steven F Weiner, Jason N Pozner, Omar A Ibrahimi, David B Vasily, E Victor Ross, Zena Gabriel
In this multi-center pilot study, the safety pro le of high intensity focused radiofrequency (RF) delivered to the dermis was evaluated for safety in the treatment of the aging neck and face. A newly designed insulated microneedle system delivers a signi cant coagulative thermal injury into the dermis while sparing the epidermis from RF injury. Thirty- ve healthy subjects from seven aesthetic practices were evaluated, and data from each were incorporated in this case report. The subjects received a single treatment using settings that delivered the highest RF energies suggested from the new recommended protocols...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089998/first-clinical-experience-with-targeted-renal-nerve-demodulation-trend-1-using-a-neurotropic-agent-for-the-treatment-of-sympathetic-hypertension
#18
Nicholas Kipshidze, Horst Sievert, Michael H Wholey, Konstantin Kipiani, Vakhtang Kipiani, Tea Mukhuradze, Mark Wholey, Emily Stein, K T Venkateswara Rao
AIMS: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of a novel targeted neuromodulatory treatment for sympathetic hypertension involving a one-time local injection of neurotropic agents near renal nerves. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven patients suffering from uncontrolled hypertension per ESH-ESC guidelines were treated using a single dose of NW2013, a neurotropic Na+/K+ ATPase antagonist. A microneedle catheter was used to administer 1.2 mL of NW2013 (0.6 mL per artery) to the perivascular space surrounding renal arteries using percutaneous endovascular procedures under fluoroscopic guidance...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088750/continuous-minimally-invasive-alcohol-monitoring-using-microneedle-sensor-arrays
#19
A M Vinu Mohan, Joshua Ray Windmiller, Rupesh K Mishra, Joseph Wang
The present work describes an attractive skin-worn microneedle sensing device for the minimally invasive electrochemical monitoring of subcutaneous alcohol. The device consists of an assembly of pyramidal microneedle structures integrated with Pt and Ag wires, each with a microcavity opening. The microneedle aperture was modified by electropolymerizing o-phenylene diamine onto the Pt wire microtransducer, followed by the immobilization of alcohol oxidase (AOx) in an intermediate chitosan layer, along with an outer Nafion layer...
January 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087654/effects-of-external-strain-on-the-regulation-of-microtubule-sliding-induced-by-outer-arm-dynein-of-sea-urchin-sperm-flagella
#20
Hiroshi Yoke, Chikako Shingyoji
Oscillatory bending movement of eukaryotic flagella is powered by orchestrated activity of dynein motor proteins that hydrolyze ATP and produce microtubule sliding. Although the ATP concentration within a flagellum is kept uniform at a few mmol l(-1) level, sliding activities of dyneins are dynamically coordinated along the flagellum in accordance with the phase of bending waves. Thus, at the organellar level the dynein not only generates force for bending but also modulates its motile activity by responding to bending of the flagellum...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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