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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782005/the-diffusion-of-passive-tracers-in-laminar-shear-flow
#1
Manuchehr Aminian, Francesca Bernardi, Roberto Camassa, Daniel M Harris, Richard M McLaughlin
A simple method to experimentally observe and measure the dispersion of a passive tracer in a laminar fluid flow is described. The method consists of first injecting fluorescent dye directly into a pipe filled with distilled water and allowing it to diffuse across the cross-section of the pipe to obtain a uniformly distributed initial condition. Following this period, the laminar flow is activated with a programmable syringe pump to observe the competition of advection and diffusion of the tracer through the pipe...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777855/polymer-lipid-hybrid-nanoparticles-as-enhanced-indomethacin-delivery-systems
#2
Annalisa Dalmoro, Sabrina Bochicchio, Shamil F Nasibullin, Paolo Bertoncin, Gaetano Lamberti, Anna Angela Barba, Rouslan I Moustafine
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), i.e. indomethacin used for rheumatoid arthritis and non-rheumatoid inflammatory diseases, are known for their injurious actions on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Mucosal damage can be avoided by using nanoscale systems composed by a combination of liposomes and biodegradable natural polymer, i.e. chitosan, for enhancing drug activity. Aim of this study was to prepare chitosan-lipid hybrid delivery systems for indomethacin dosage through a novel continuous method based on microfluidic principles...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768278/lower-plasma-klotho-concentrations-are-associated-with-vascular-dementia-but-not-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease
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Gloria Brombo, Francesco Bonetti, Beatrice Ortolani, Mario Luca Morieri, Cristina Bosi, Angelina Passaro, Giovanni B Vigna, Caterina Borgna, Maria Vittoria Arcidicono, Veronica Tisato, Giovanni Zuliani
BACKGROUND: The protein Klotho is involved in biological processes related to longevity, cardiovascular health, and cognition. Serum Klotho levels have been associated with better cognition in animal models; moreover, lower Klotho concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid from subjects with late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) have been reported. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to examine the possible relationship between Klotho plasma concentrations and cognitive status in the elderly...
May 16, 2018: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765425/production-of-adult-human-synovial-fluid-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-stirred-suspension-culture
#4
Kristen D Jorgenson, David A Hart, Roman Krawetz, Arindom Sen
The chondrogenic potential of synovial fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SF-MSCs) supports their use in cartilage regeneration strategies. However, their paucity in synovial fluid necessitates their proliferation in culture to generate clinically relevant quantities. Here it was determined that 125 mL stirred suspension bioreactors utilizing Cytodex-3 microcarrier beads represent a viable platform for the proliferation of these cells. During the inoculation phase, a bead loading of 2 g/L, an inoculation ratio of 4...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764543/-experimental-research-on-individual-specific-rapid-potassium-supplementation-strategy-for-fatal-severe-hypokalemia
#5
Yu Du, Yi Mou, Jin Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effectiveness and safety of the individual-specific rapid potassium supplementation strategy, and to provide experimental basis for treating fatal severe hypokalemia. METHODS: An acute fatal severe hypokalemia model was reproduced in 20 healthy adult Japanese big ear white rabbits with half lethal dose (LD50) of barium chloride (BaCl2 ) solution 168 mg×5 mL-1 ×kg-1 . The rabbits were divided into conventional potassium supplementation group and individual-specific rapid potassium supplementation group according to random number table method with 10 rabbits in each group...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761955/-effect-of-artery-pulse-on-the-osteonal-interstitial-fluid-flow-behavior
#6
Xiaogang Wu, Ningning Wang, Haipeng Cen, Zhaowei Wang, Weilun Yu, Kuijun Chen, Yanan Xue, Yanqin Wang, Yuan Guo, Weiyi Chen
There are two main types of fluid in bone tissue: blood and interstitial fluid. The metabolism of cells mainly relies on the microenvironment of the interstitial fluid. Researches of osteonal fluid seepage behavior based on the microstructure of bone tissue have become a hot point. The aim of the present research work is to assess the effect of blood pressure oscillation on the osteonal interstitial fluid seepage behavior. We established finite element osteon models for a hollow and that considering blood pressure oscillation, respectively, with COMSOL Multiphysics software in order to compare their fluid flow behavior under the axial loading...
August 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761422/computational-pre-surgical-planning-of-arterial-patch-reconstruction-parametric-limits-and-in-vitro-validation
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S Samaneh Lashkarinia, Senol Piskin, Tijen A Bozkaya, Ece Salihoglu, Can Yerebakan, Kerem Pekkan
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) involves complex vascular reconstructions utilizing artificial and native surgical materials. A successful surgical reconstruction achieves an optimal hemodynamic profile through the graft in spite of the complex post-operative vessel growth pattern and the altered pressure loading. This paper proposes a new in silico patient-specific pre-surgical planning framework for patch reconstruction and investigates its computational feasibility. The proposed protocol is applied to the patch repair of main pulmonary artery (MPA) stenosis in the Tetralogy of Fallot CHD template...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761350/effects-of-gel-volume-on-pharmacokinetics-for-vaginal-and-rectal-applications-of-combination-duogel-iqb4012-a-dual-chamber-dual-drug-hiv-microbicide-gel-in-pigtailed-macaques
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Lara E Pereira, Tyana Singletary, Amy Martin, Chuong T Dinh, Frank Deyounks, Angela Holder, Janet McNicholl, Karen W Buckheit, Robert W Buckheit, Anthony Ham, David F Katz, James M Smith
This study evaluated effects of differing gel volumes on pharmacokinetics (PK). IQB4012, a gel containing the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor IQP-0528 and tenofovir (TFV), was applied to the pigtailed macaque vagina and rectum. Vaginal gel volumes (1% loading of both drugs) were 0.5 or 1.5 ml; following wash-out, 1 or 4 ml of gel were then applied rectally. Blood, vaginal, and rectal fluids were collected at 0, 2, 4, and 24 h. Vaginal and rectal tissue biopsies were collected at 4 and 24 h...
May 14, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757958/hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-for-delivery-of-baicalin-via-inclusion-complexation-by-supercritical-fluid-encapsulation
#9
Ying Li, Zhen-Dan He, Qian-En Zheng, Chengshen Hu, Wing-Fu Lai
Over the years, various methods have been developed to enhance the solubility of insoluble drugs; however, most of these methods are time-consuming and labor intensive or involve the use of toxic materials. A method that can safely and effectively enhance the solubility of insoluble drugs is lacking. This study adopted baicalin as an insoluble drug model, and used hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin for the delivery of baicalin via the inclusion complexation by supercritical fluid encapsulation. Different parameters for the complex preparation as well as the physicochemical properties of the complex have been investigated...
May 14, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757475/rapid-analysis-of-fentanyls-and-other-novel-psychoactive-substances-nps-in-substance-use-disorder-patient-urine-using-paper-spray-mass-spectrometry
#10
Joseph H Kennedy, Jan Palaty, Chris G Gill, Justin M Wiseman
RATIONALE: Drug overdose deaths due to fentanyls and other novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are on the rise. The higher potencies of fentanyl analogs compared with morphine require new technologies to identify and quantitate NPS. METHODS: Paper spray tandem mass spectrometry and high-resolution mass spectrometry were used to identify and measure fentanyl analogs as well as common drugs of abuse in urine samples from substance use disorder clinics. Ten-microliter urine samples were deposited directly on paper spray cartridges previously loaded with internal standards, dried, and analyzed with no other sample treatment...
May 14, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757285/microfluidic-chips-for-in-situ-crystal-x-ray-diffraction-and-in-situ-dynamic-light-scattering-for-serial-crystallography
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Yannig Gicquel, Robin Schubert, Svetlana Kapis, Gleb Bourenkov, Thomas Schneider, Markus Perbandt, Christian Betzel, Henry N Chapman, Michael Heymann
This protocol describes fabricating microfluidic devices with low X-ray background optimized for goniometer based fixed target serial crystallography. The devices are patterned from epoxy glue using soft lithography and are suitable for in situ X-ray diffraction experiments at room temperature. The sample wells are lidded on both sides with polymeric polyimide foil windows that allow diffraction data collection with low X-ray background. This fabrication method is undemanding and inexpensive. After the sourcing of a SU-8 master wafer, all fabrication can be completed outside of a cleanroom in a typical research lab environment...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756693/multi-parametric-functional-hemodynamic-optimization-improves-postsurgical-outcome-after-intermediate-risk-open-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pavel Szturz, Pavel Folwarczny, Roman Kula, Jan Neiser, Pavel Ševčík, Jan Benes
BACKGROUND: Perioperative goal directed therapy (pGDT) using flow monitoring has been associated with improved outcomes. However, its protocols are often based on stroke volume only: as a target for fluid loading, inotropic support and vasopresors (via mathematical coupling of systemic vascular resistance). In this trial, we have tested the multi- parametric pGDT protocol based on esophageal Doppler variables (corrected flow time, peak velocity) in intermediate-to-high risk patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery...
May 11, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756692/the-presence-of-elastic-compression-stockings-reduces-the-fluid-responsiveness-of-patients-in-the-operating-room
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Elie Zogheib, Julien Maizel, Nabil Cherradi, Ammar Benammar, Béatrice Labont, Abdel Hchikat, Michael Bernasinski, Faouzi Trojette, Michel Slama, Hervé Dupont
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether elastic compression stockings (ECS) can affect fluid responsiveness parameters before and during passive leg raising (PLR) maneuvers. METHODS: In the operating room (OR), we performed a prospective study including patients referred for cardiac surgery. Blood pressure (BP), ΔPP, heart rate (HR), central venous pressure (CVP), stroke volume (SV) and aortic blood flow (ABF) (by esophageal doppler) were measured according to four conditions: supine position without ECS (baseline 1), lower limbs raised to an angle of 45° (PLR 1), returned to the supine position with ECS (baseline 2), then a second PLR maneuver with ECS was performed (PLR 2)...
May 11, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753904/sorbitan-ester-nanoparticles-sens-as-a-novel-topical-ocular-drug-delivery-system-design-optimization-and-in-vitro-ex-vivo-evaluation
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Jesus Alvarez-Trabado, Antonio López-García, Manuel Martín-Pastor, Yolanda Diebold, Alejandro Sanchez
We explored the potential of two types of sorbitan ester nanoparticles (SENS) as novel tools for topical ocular drug delivery. The optimized SENS formulation (SENS-OPT) consisted of nanoparticles (NPs) of 170.5 nm, zeta potential +33.9 mV, and cyclosporine loading of 19.66%. After hyaluronic acid (HA) coating, the resulting SENS-OPT-HA NPs had a particle size of 177.6 nm and zeta potential of -20.6 mV. The NPs were stable during 3 months of storage at different temperatures and did not aggregate in the presence of protein-enriched simulated lacrimal fluid...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752516/dual-tracer-tau-pet-imaging-reveals-different-molecular-targets-for-11-c-thk5351-and-11-c-pbb3-in-the-alzheimer-brain
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Konstantinos Chiotis, Per Stenkrona, Ove Almkvist, Vladimir Stepanov, Daniel Ferreira, Ryosuke Arakawa, Akihiro Takano, Eric Westman, Andrea Varrone, Nobuyuki Okamura, Hitoshi Shimada, Makoto Higuchi, Christer Halldin, Agneta Nordberg
PURPOSE: Several tau PET tracers have been developed, but it remains unclear whether they bind to the same molecular target on the heterogeneous tau pathology. In this study we evaluated the binding of two chemically different tau-specific PET tracers (11 C-THK5351 and 11 C-PBB3) in a head-to-head, in vivo, multimodal design. METHODS: Nine patients with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or probable Alzheimer's disease and cerebrospinal fluid biomarker evidence supportive of the presence of Alzheimer's disease brain pathology were recruited after thorough clinical assessment...
May 12, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751344/development-of-ph-responsive-biopolymer-silica-composites-loaded-with-larrea-divaricata-cav-extract-with-antioxidant-activity
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María Inés Alvarez Echazú, Christian Ezequiel Olivetti, Ignacio Peralta, Maria Rosario Alonso, Claudia Anesini, Claudio Javier Perez, Gisela Solange Alvarez, Martin Federico Desimone
A detailed study of biomaterials is mandatory to comprehend their feasible biomedical applications in terms of drug delivery and tissue regeneration. Particularly, mucoadhesive biopolymers such as chitosan (chi) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) have become interesting biomaterials regards to their biocompatibility and non-toxicity for oral mucosal drug delivery. In this work, pH-responsive biopolymer-silica composites (Chi-SiO2 , Chi-CMC-SiO2 ) were developed. These two types of composites presented a different swelling behavior due to the environmental pH...
May 7, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751142/preparation-of-micrometric-powders-of-parathyroid-hormone-pth1-34-loaded-chitosan-oligosaccharide-by-supercritical-fluid-assisted-atomization
#17
Dong-Xiao Hong, Yu-Long Yun, Yi-Xin Guan, Shan-Jing Yao
Parathyroid hormone (PTH1-34)-loaded dry powders were fabricated from aqueous solution for pulmonary administration using supercritical fluid assisted atomization introduced by a hydrodynamic cavitation mixer (SAA-HCM). Herein, chitosan oligosaccharide (CSO) was selected as a carrier in an effort to enhance transmucosal absorption of the drug. Well-defined, separated and spherical PTH(1-34)/CSO composite microparticles were obtained, and the particles size could be well controlled with narrow distribution. Aerodynamic performance was determined using next generation impactor (NGI), and the mass median aerodynamic diameter (MMAD) ranged strictly 1-5 μm range with fine particle fraction (FPF) up to 63...
May 8, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750804/temporal-compartmental-changes-in-viral-rna-and-neuronal-injury-in-a-primate-model-of-neuroaids
#18
R Gilberto González, Robert Fell, Julian He, Jennifer Campbell, Tricia H Burdo, Patrick Autissier, Lakshmanan Annamalai, Faramarz Taheri, Termara Parker, Jeffrey D Lifson, Elkan F Halpern, Mark Vangel, Eliezer Masliah, Susan V Westmoreland, Kenneth C Williams, Eva-Maria Ratai
Despite the advent of highly active anti-retroviral therapy HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) continue to be a significant problem. Furthermore, the precise pathogenesis of this neurodegeneration is still unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and neuronal injury in the rhesus macaque using in vivo and postmortem sampling techniques. The effect of SIV infection in 23 adult rhesus macaques was investigated using an accelerated NeuroAIDS model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747000/polysaccharides-based-multiparticulated-interpolyelectrolyte-complexes-for-controlled-benznidazole-release
#19
Mónica C García, Rubén H Manzo, Alvaro Jimenez-Kairuz
Polysaccharides-based delivery systems and interpolyelectrolyte complexes (IPECs) are interesting alternatives to control the release of drugs, thereby improving therapies. Benznidazole (BZ) is the selected drug for Chagas disease pharmacotherapy. However, its side effects limit its efficacy and safety. We developed novel multiparticulated BZ-loaded IPECs based on chitosan and alginic acid, and investigated their physicochemical and pharmacotechnical properties. IPECs were obtained using the casting solvent method, followed by wet granulation...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744460/antibacterial-forsterite-mg-2-sio-4-scaffold-a-promising-bioceramic-for-load-bearing-applications
#20
Rajan Choudhary, Ankita Chatterjee, Senthil Kumar Venkatraman, Sivasankar Koppala, Jayanthi Abraham, Sasikumar Swamiappan
In the current work, forsterite samples with different surface area were investigated for its antibacterial activity. Dissolution studies show that the lower degradation of forsterite compared to other silicate bioceramics, which is a desirable property for repairing bone defects. Forsterite scaffold shows superior compressive strength than the cortical bone after immersion in simulated body fluid. Bactericidal tests indicate that the forsterite had inhibition effect on the growth of clinical bacterial isolates...
September 2018: Bioactive Materials
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