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  1. Fate of 2,2,2-trichloroacetaldehyde (chloral hydrate) produced during trichloroethylene oxidation by methanotrophs.

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    Newman, L M; Wackett, L P

    1991-01-01

    Four different methanotrophs expressing soluble methane monooxygenase produced 2,2,2-trichloroacetaldehyde, or chloral hydrate, a controlled substance, during the oxidation of trichloroethylene. Chloral hydrate concentrations decreased in these cultures between 1 h and 24 h of incubation. Chloral hydrate was shown to be biologically transformed to trichloroethanol and trichloroacetic acid by Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. At elevated pH and temperature, chloral hydrate readily decomposed an...

  2. Efficacy of Chloral Hydrate-Hydroxyzine and Chloral Hydrate-Midazolam in Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sedation

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    Razieh FALLAH

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available How to Cite This Article: Fallah R, Fadavi N, Behdad Sh, Fallah Tafti M. Efficacy of Chloral Hydrate-Hydroxyzine and Chloral Hydrate-Midazolam in Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sedation. Iran J Child Neurol. 2014 Spring 8(2:11-17.ObjectiveMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI is a useful diagnostic tool for the evaluation of congenital or acquired brain lesions. But, in all of less than 8-year-old children, pharmacological agents and procedural sedation should be used to inducemotionless conditions for imaging studies. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of combination of chloral hydrate-hydroxyzine (CH+H and chloral hydrate-midazolam (CH+M in pediatric MRI sedation.Materials & MethodsIn a parallel single-blinded randomized clinical trial, sixty 1-7-year-old children who underwent brain MRI, were randomly assigned to receive chloral hydrate in a minimum dosage of 40 mg/kg in combination with either 2 mg/kg ofhydroxyzine or 0.5 mg/kg of midazolam. The primary outcomes were efficacy of adequate sedation (Ramsay sedation score of five and completion of MRI examination. The secondary outcome was clinical side-effects.ResultsTwenty-eight girls (46.7% and 32 boys (53.3% with the mean age of 2.72±1.58 years were studied. Adequate sedation and completion of MRI were achieved in 76.7% of CH+H group. Mild and transient clinical side-effects, such as vomiting of one child in each group and agitation in 2 (6.6 % children of CH+M group, were also seen. The adverse events were more frequent in CH+M group.ConclusionCombinations of chloral hydrate-hydroxyzine and chloral hydrate-midazolam were effective in pediatric MRI sedation; however, chloral hydrate-hydroxyzine was safer. References1. Lehman RK, Schor NF. Neurologic Evaluation. In:Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, Schor NF, St. Geme JW,Behrman RE, editors. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.19th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2011. p. 2013-7.2. Sahyoun C, Krauss B. Clinical

  3. Chloral hydrate sedation in radiology: retrospective audit of reduced dose

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    Chloral hydrate (CH) is safe and effective for sedation of suitable children. The purpose of this study was to assess whether adequate sedation is achieved with reduced CH doses. We retrospectively recorded outpatient CH sedations over 1 year. We defined standard doses of CH as 50 mg/kg (infants) and 75 mg/kg (children >1 year). A reduced dose was defined as at least 20% lower than the standard dose. In total, 653 children received CH sedation (age, 1 month-3 years 10 months), 42% were given a reduced initial dose. Augmentation dose was required in 10.9% of all children, and in a higher proportion of children >1 year (15.7%) compared to infants (5.7%; P 1 year (95.3%; P = 0.03). A reduced initial dose had no negative effect on outcome (P = 0.19) or time to sedation. No significant complications were seen. We advocate sedation with reduced CH doses (40 mg/kg for infants; 60 mg/kg for children >1 year of age) for outpatient imaging procedures when the child is judged to be quiet or sleepy on arrival. (orig.)

  4. Chloral hydrate sedation in radiology: retrospective audit of reduced dose

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    Bracken, Jennifer [Children' s University Hospital, Radiology Department, Dublin (Ireland); Royal Children' s Hospital, Department of Medical Imaging, Parkville, Victoria (Australia); Heaslip, Ingrid; Ryan, Stephanie [Children' s University Hospital, Radiology Department, Dublin (Ireland)

    2012-03-15

    Chloral hydrate (CH) is safe and effective for sedation of suitable children. The purpose of this study was to assess whether adequate sedation is achieved with reduced CH doses. We retrospectively recorded outpatient CH sedations over 1 year. We defined standard doses of CH as 50 mg/kg (infants) and 75 mg/kg (children >1 year). A reduced dose was defined as at least 20% lower than the standard dose. In total, 653 children received CH sedation (age, 1 month-3 years 10 months), 42% were given a reduced initial dose. Augmentation dose was required in 10.9% of all children, and in a higher proportion of children >1 year (15.7%) compared to infants (5.7%; P < 0.001). Sedation was successful in 96.7%, and more frequently successful in infants (98.3%) than children >1 year (95.3%; P = 0.03). A reduced initial dose had no negative effect on outcome (P = 0.19) or time to sedation. No significant complications were seen. We advocate sedation with reduced CH doses (40 mg/kg for infants; 60 mg/kg for children >1 year of age) for outpatient imaging procedures when the child is judged to be quiet or sleepy on arrival. (orig.)

  5. Sleep Inducing for EEG Recording in Children: A Comparison between Oral Midazolam and Chloral Hydrate

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    Mahmoud Reza ASHRAFI

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available How to Cite This Article: AshrafiMR, Azizi Malamiri R, Zamani GR, Mohammadi M, Hosseini F. Sleep Inducing for EEG Recording in Children: A Comparison between Oral Midazolam and Chloral Hydrate. Iran J Child Neurol. 2013 Winter;7(1:15-19.ObjectiveElectroencephalography (EEG recording is a long duration procedure that needs patient’s cooperation for device setup and performing the procedure. Many children lose their cooperation during this procedure. Therefore, sedation and sleep are frequently induced using a few agents as pre procedure medication in children before EEG recording. We aimed to compare the sedative effects of oral midazolam versus chloral hydrate before the procedure along with their impacts on EEG recording in children.Materials & MethodsA randomized trial was carried out to compare the sedative effects of oral midazolam versus chloral hydrate and their impacts on EEG recording in children. A total of 198 children (100 in the midazolam group and 98 in the chloral hydrate group were enrolled in the study and randomly allocated to receive either oral moidazolam or chloral hydrate.ResultsOral midazolam had superiority neither in sleep onset latency nor in sleep duration when compared to chloral hydrate. Moreover, the yield of epileptiform discharges in the chloral hydrate group was more than the midazolam group.ConclusionThe results of this study showed that both chloral hydrate 5% (one ml/kg and oral midazolam (0.5 mg/kg could be administered as a pre medication agent for EEG recording in children. However, oral midazolam at this dose had no advantage compared with chloral hydrate.ReferencesAshrafi MR, Mohammadi M, Tafarroji J, Shabanian R, Salamati P, Zamani GR. Melatonin versus chloral hydrate for recording sleep EEG. Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2010;14(3:235-8.Slifer KJ, Avis KT, Frutchey RA. Behavioral intervention to increase compliance with electroencephalographic procedures in children with developmental disabilities. Epilepsy

  6. Sleep/sedation in children undergoing EEG testing: a comparison of chloral hydrate and music therapy.

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    Loewy, Joanne; Hallan, Cathrine; Friedman, Eliezer; Martinez, Christine

    2006-12-01

    This study included a total of 60 pediatric patients ranging from 1 month through 5 years of age. The effects of chloral hydrate and music therapy were evaluated and compared as means of safe and effective ways to achieve sleep/sedation in infants and toddlers undergoing EEG testing. The results of the study indicate that music therapy may be a cost-effective, risk-free alternative to pharmacological sedation. PMID:17285817

  7. Sleep Inducing for EEG Recording in Children: A Comparison between Oral Midazolam and Chloral Hydrate

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    Mahmoud Reza ASHRAFI; Reza AZIZI MALAMIRI; Gholam Reza ZAMANI; Mahmoud MOHAMMADI; HOSSEINI, Firozeh

    2013-01-01

    How to Cite This Article: AshrafiMR, Azizi Malamiri R, Zamani GR, Mohammadi M, Hosseini F. Sleep Inducing for EEG Recording in Children: A Comparison between Oral Midazolam and Chloral Hydrate. Iran J Child Neurol. 2013 Winter;7(1):15-19.ObjectiveElectroencephalography (EEG) recording is a long duration procedure that needs patient’s cooperation for device setup and performing the procedure. Many children lose their cooperation during this procedure. Therefore, sedation and sleep are frequent...

  8. Percutaneous Absorption of Haloacetonitriles and Chloral Hydrate and Simulated Human Exposures

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    Trabaris, Maria; Laskin, Jeffrey D.; Weisel, Clifford P.

    2011-01-01

    Disinfection-by-products (DBPs) have long been a human health concern and many are known carcinogens and teratogens. Skin is exposed to DBPs in water through bathing and swimming; however, dermal uptake of many DBPs has not been characterized. The present studies were initiated to measure the permeation coefficients (Kp) for haloacetonitriles (HANs) and chloral hydrate (CH), important cytotoxic DBPs. The Kp values measured using fully hydrated dermatomed torso skin at 37 °C for the HANs range...

  9. On cannabis, chloral hydrate, and career cycles of psychotropic drugs in medicine.

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    Snelders, Stephen; Kaplan, Charles; Pieters, Toine

    2006-01-01

    This article compares the careers of two psychotropic drugs in Western psychiatry, with a focus on the nineteenth century: Cannabis indica and chloral hydrate. They were used by doctors for similar indications, such as mania, delirium tremens, and what we would now call drug dependence. The two show similar career paths consisting of three phases: initial enthusiasm and therapeutic optimism; subsequent negative appraisal; and finally, limited use. These cycles, which we term "Seige cycles," are generally typical of the careers of psychotropic drugs in modern medicine. However, differences in the careers of both drugs are also established. The phases of chloral show relatively higher peaks and lower valleys than those of cannabis. Chloral is the first typically "modern" psychotropic drug; a synthetic, it was introduced in 1869 at a time of growing asylum populations, pharmaceutical interests, and high cultural expectations of scientific medicine. Cannabis indica, introduced in the 1840s, is typically a "premodern" drug steeped in the climate of cultural Romanticism. We conclude that the analytical concept of the Seige cycle is a useful tool for future research into drug careers in medicine. PMID:16549883

  10. Effects of apomorphine upon local cerebral glucose utilization in conscious rats and in rats anesthetized with chloral hydrate

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    Grome, J.J.; McCulloch, J.

    1983-02-01

    The effects of the dopaminergic agonist apomorphine upon local cerebral glucose utilization in 43 anatomically discrete regions of the CNS were examined in conscious, lightly restrained rats and in rats anesthetized with chloral hydrate by means of the quantitative autoradiographic (/sup 14/C)2-deoxyglucose technique. In animals anesthetized with chloral hydrate, glucose utilization was reduced throughout all regions of the CNS from the levels observed in conscious animals. With chloral hydrate anesthesia, the proportionately most marked reductions in glucose use were noted in primary auditory nuclei, thalmaic relay nuclei, and neocortex, and the least pronounced reductions in glucose use (by 15-25% from conscious levels) were observed in limbic areas, some motor relay nuclei, and white matter. In conscious, lightly restrained rats, the administration of apomorphine effected significant increases in glucose utilization in 15 regions of the CNS, and significant reductions in glucose utilization in two regions of the CNS. In rats anesthetized with chloral hydrate, the effects of apomorphine upon local glucose utilization were less widespread and less marked than in conscious animals. The profound effects of chloral hydrate anesthesia upon local cerebral glucose use, and the modification by this anesthetic regime of the local metabolic responses to apomorphine, emphasize the difficulties which exists in the extrapolation of data from anesthetized animals to the conditions which prevail in the conscious animal.

  11. Evidence for the Use of Isoflurane as a Replacement for Chloral Hydrate Anesthesia in Experimental Stroke: An Ethical Issue

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    Pétrault Maud

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Since an ethical issue has been raised regarding the use of the well-known anesthetic agent chloral hydrate, owing to its mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in animals, attention of neuroscientists has turned to finding out an alternative agent able to meet not only potency, safety, and analgesic efficacy, but also reduced neuroprotective effect for stroke research. The aim of this study was to compare the potential of chloral hydrate and isoflurane for both modulating the action of the experimental neuroprotectant MK801 and exerting analgesia. After middle cerebral artery occlusion in rats, no difference was observed in 24 h survival rate, success of ischemia, or infarct volume reduction between both anesthetics. However, isoflurane exerted a more pronounced analgesic effect than chloral hydrate as evidenced by formalin test 3 hours after anesthesia onset, thus encouraging the use of isoflurane in experimental stroke models.

  12. A survey of post-discharge side effects of conscious sedation using chloral hydrate in pediatric CT and MR imaging

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    Kao, S.C.; Adamson, S.D.; Tatman, L.H.; Berbaum, K.S. [Department of Radiology, Univ. of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA (United States)

    1999-04-01

    Background. Limited information is available on post-discharge side effects of chloral hydrate sedation in pediatric imaging. Objective. To prospectively study the post-discharge side effects of chloral hydrate sedation in pediatric CT and MR imaging. Materials and methods. A total of 119 children undergoing CT and MRI were sedated using chloral hydrate with 89 % success (mean initial dose, 72 mg/kg body weight) and 98 % success after augmentation (mean total, 78 mg/kg body weight). The frequency of each post-discharge side effect was correlated with other side effects and 12 patient/technical parameters. Results. The survey was completed in 80 children. Sleepiness lasted for > 4 h in 28 %. Unsteadiness occurred in 68 % and hyperactivity in 29 %. Appetite became poor in 14 % and vomiting occurred in 15 %. Normal activity was resumed after > 4 h in 54 %. Sleep deprivation did not result in increased success or earlier onset of sedation and might be associated with hyperactivity. A higher dose did not result in an increased success rate or earlier onset of sedation within the dose range used in this study. Conclusion. Data on the post-discharge side effects of chloral hydrate sedation will be useful to radiologists, technologists, and nurses explaining to parents about sedation using this agent. (orig.) With 2 tabs., 24 refs.

  13. Chloral hydrate in pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: evaluation of a 10-year sedation experience administered by radiologists

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    Delgado, Jorge; Toro, Rodrigo; Rascovsky, Simon; Arango, Andres; Angel, Gabriel J.; Calvo, Victor; Delgado, Jorge A. [Fundacion Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica, Department of Radiology, Medellin (Colombia)

    2014-08-21

    Chloral hydrate is a sedative that has been used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To evaluate the use, effectiveness and safety of chloral hydrate administered by radiologists for the sedation of children who require MRI procedures. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical charts for all patients ages 0 - 10 years old who underwent sedation with chloral hydrate for MRI from January 2000 to December 2010. Demographic factors, dose information, indication for MRI, therapeutic failures and adverse reactions to the drug were reviewed. One thousand, seven hundred and three children (946 males, 757 females) with a median age of 2.5 years (range: 4 days - 9.91 years) received chloral hydrate. Moderate to deep sedation was achieved in 1,618/1,703 (95%) of the patients, 35/1,703 (2.1%) of the patients failed to achieve moderate to deep sedation, and 47/1,703 (2.8%) of the patients woke up during MRI examination. Adverse reactions were present in 31/1,703 (1.8%) of the patients. Three severe adverse reactions occurred (0.18%). A single dose of chloral hydrate (40-60 mg/kg) was administered to 1,477/1,703 patients (86.7%). An additional dose of chloral hydrate (10-20 mg/kg), given 15 min after the first dose or when the patient woke up during the MRI examination, was required in 226/1,703 patients (13.3%). The likelihood of requiring an additional dose in children older than 2 years was 2.2 times the likelihood compared to children younger than 2 years (OR = 2.2 [95%CI: 1.6-3.0]). The use of a reduced dose (<50 mg/kg) was not associated with a higher therapeutic failure rate (OR = 1.04 [95%CI 0.57-1.89]). Chloral hydrate is an appropriate sedation option for pediatric patients in MRI services when strict patient selection criteria are met. The use of a reduced dose does not affect the effectiveness of sedation. The lack of data regarding the presence of transient oxygen desaturation, the time to induce sedation and the exact duration of sedation are limitations of this

  14. Sedative effect of oral diazepam and chloral hydrate in the dental treatment of children

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    Kantovitz Kamila

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose : The purpose was to evaluate two sedation protocols during dental sessions in anxious children. Materials and Methods : It was a randomized and double-blind study, with each individual being his/her own control within each protocol. Furthermore, the two protocols were compared. Twenty children (36 to 84 months old who exhibited "definitely negative" behavior according to the Frankl scale were assigned to receive oral chloral hydrate (40 mg/kg (Group I or Diazepamβ (5 mg (Group II. Behavior during local anesthesia, application of rubber dam, cavity preparation, restorative procedures was evaluated, considering the degree of sleep, body movement, crying and overall behavior. Vital signs were assessed at three different times. The Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney, Exact Fisher′s and Spearman correlation tests were used to analyze the data. Results : Group I presented higher scores for sleep during the CH session than placebo session during rubber dam application ( P = 0.0431 and restoration ( P = 0.0431. In Group II there was no statistically significant difference ( p > 0.05. There were no statistically significant differences between sessions and groups in the evaluation of body movement, crying and vital signs. Overall behavior in the placebo session was better than in the CH session during local anesthesia, but there was no difference between the two drug regimens. There was influence of age during anesthesia and cavity preparation in Group I and during rubber dam application in Group II. It was concluded that oral diazepam and chloral hydrate had no influence on the behavior management for dental treatment with the studied sample.

  15. The effects of apomorphine upon local cerebral glucose utilization in conscious rats and in rats anesthetized with chloral hydrate

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    Grome, J.J.; McCulloch, J.

    1983-02-01

    The effects of the dopaminergic agonist apomorphine (1 mg . kg-1 i.v.) upon local cerebral glucose utilization in 43 anatomically discrete regions of the CNS were examined in conscious, lightly restrained rats and in rats anesthetized with chloral hydrate by means of the quantitative autoradiographic (/sup 14/C)2-deoxyglucose technique. In animals anesthetized with chloral hydrate, glucose utilization was reduced throughout all regions of the CNS from the levels observed in conscious animals, although the magnitude of the reductions in glucose use displayed considerable regional heterogeneity. With chloral hydrate anesthesia, the proportionately most marked reductions in glucose use (by 40-60% from conscious levels) were noted in primary auditory nuclei, thalmaic relay nuclei, and neocortex, and the least pronounced reductions in glucose use (by 15-25% from conscious levels) were observed in limbic areas, some motor relay nuclei, and white matter. In conscious, lightly restrained rats, the administration of apomorphine (1 mg . kg-1) effected significant increased in glucose utilization in 15 regions of the CNS (e.g., subthalamic nucleus, ventral thalamic nucleus, rostral neocortex, substantia nigra, pars reticulata), and significant reductions in glucose utilization in two regions of the CNS (lateral habenular nucleus and anterior cingulate cortex).

  16. Toxicokinetics of chloral hydrate in ad libitum-fed, dietary-controlled, and calorically restricted male B6C3F1 mice following short-term exposure

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    Chloral hydrate is widely used as a sedative in pediatric medicine and is a by-product of water chlorination and a metabolic intermediate in the biotransformation of trichloroethylene. Chloral hydrate and its major metabolite, trichloroacetic acid, induce liver tumors in B6C3F1 mice, a strain that can exhibit high rates of background liver tumor incidence, which is associated with increased body weight. This report describes the influence of diet and body weight on the acute toxicity, hepatic enzyme response, and toxickinetics of chloral hydrate as part of a larger study investigating the carcinogenicity of chloral hydrate in ad libitum-fed and dietary controlled mice. Dietary control involves moderate food restriction to maintain the test animals at an idealized body weight. Mice were dosed with chloral hydrate at 0, 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg daily, 5 days/week, by aqueous gavage for 2 weekly dosing cycles. Three diet groups were used: ad libitum, dietary control, and 40% caloric restriction. Both dietary control and caloric restriction slightly reduced acute toxicity of high doses of chloral hydrate and potentiated the induction of hepatic enzymes associated with peroxisome proliferation. Chloral hydrate toxicokinetics were investigated using blood samples obtained by sequential tail clipping and a microscale gas chromatography technique. It was rapidly cleared from serum within 3 h of dosing. Trichloroacetate was the major metabolite in serum in all three diet groups. Although the area under the curve values for serum trichloroacetate were slightly greater in the dietary controlled and calorically restricted groups than in the ad libitum-fed groups, this increase did not appear to completely account for the potentiation of hepatic enzyme induction by dietary restriction

  17. The use of oral pentobarbital sodium (Nembutal) versus oral chloral hydrate in infants undergoing CT and MR imaging - a pilot study

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    Background. Chloral hydrate, a commonly used oral sedative for infants undergoing imaging examinations, has a bitter taste and requires relatively large volume, provoking unpleasant reactions from the infants. Experience with an alternative sedative, oral pentobarbital (Nembutal), has not been reported for infants Objective. To compare patient acceptance of oral Nembutal and oral chloral hydrate for sedation of infants up to 12 months of age. Methods and materials. Fifty-four infants (mean age: 7 months) were prospectively enrolled. Parents chose Nembutal, chloral hydrate, or no preference. Thirty-eight infants received Nembutal (4-6 mg/kg) mixed with cherry syrup and 16 received chloral hydrate (50-100 mg/kg). We recorded infant's acceptance of sedative, parental impression of infant's acceptance, time to sedation, time to discharge, adverse effects, parental preference of future sedative. Results. Infant acceptance and parental impression were better for Nembutal (P < 0.0001). Fewer parents in the Nembutal group preferred another sedative (P = 0.05). There was a trend toward shorter time to discharge with Nembutal (P = 0.03). There were no adverse effects in either group. One infant failed to sedate with Nembutal. Conclusions. Compared with chloral hydrate, oral Nembutal has significantly better acceptance by infants and parents, equal effectiveness, and may result in a shorter time to discharge. (orig.)

  18. Percutaneous absorption of haloacetonitriles and chloral hydrate and simulated human exposures.

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    Trabaris, Maria; Laskin, Jeffrey D; Weisel, Clifford P

    2012-06-01

    Disinfection-by-products (DBPs) have long been a human health concern and many are known carcinogens and teratogens. Skin is exposed to DBPs in water through bathing and swimming; however, dermal uptake of many DBPs has not been characterized. The present studies were initiated to measure the permeation coefficients (K(p) ) for haloacetonitriles (HANs) and chloral hydrate (CH), important cytotoxic DBPs. The K(p) values measured using fully hydrated dermatomed torso skin at 37 °C for the HANs ranged from 0.099 to 0.17 cm h⁻¹, and was 0.0039 cm h⁻¹ for CH. Of the HANs, dibromoacetonitrile had the highest permeability while chloroacetonitrile had the lowest permeability and a direct relationship was observed between their K(p) and their octanol/water partition coefficients (K(ow) ). The K(p) values of the HANs were also approximately 30 times that of CH. The monthly dermal and ingestion doses of HANs and CH of an average American population were estimated using Monte Carlo simulations. The dermal doses of HANs from showering and bathing ranged from 0.39 to 0.78 times their ingestion doses but only approximately 0.02 times their ingestion doses for CH, assuming that the K(p) values determined are applicable to shorter water contact times. However, that ratio can vary markedly with chlorinated swimming pool exposures, with a range of 0.30-2.3 for HANs and 0.19-0.25 for CH. Dermal exposure to HANs and CH seems to be a significant route of exposure and should be considered when evaluating their total exposure during the routine usage of water for bathing and swimming. PMID:21365670

  19. Identification of some volatile endogenous constituents in rat brain tissue and the effects of lithium carbonate and chloral hydrate.

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    Politzer, I R; McDonald, L K; Laseter, J L

    1976-11-01

    Nine endogenous volatile compounds were found in rat brain tissue, and were identified by mass spectrometry as chloroform, a 5-C-aldehyde, dimethyl disulphide, 2,5-dimethyl tetrahydrofuran, a 8-C-alkane, xylene, 2-heptanone, heptaldehyde and 2-n-pentylfuran. Using gas chromatographic and gas chromatographic mass spectrometric techniques, it was established that lithium carbonate did not induce the production of detectable amounts of any new volatile compounds in brain tissue. However, after administration of chloral hydrate, trichloroethanol, a compound not normally present in rat brain tissue, was found to be present. PMID:996360

  20. Uncertainty Evaluation of Determination of Chloral in Water with GC/MS%GC/MS测定水中三氯乙醛的不确定度评定

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    杭培红; 徐巍

    2012-01-01

    系统介绍了吹扫捕集气相色谱/质谱法测定水中三氯乙醛不确定度评定过程,对吹扫捕集气相色谱/质谱法测定水中三氯乙醛的测定过程进行分析,通过数学模型分析并计算测试过程中的不确定度分量,最后计算出相对合成标准不确定度和相对扩展不确定度。结果表明,吹扫捕集气相色谱/质谱法测定水中三氯乙醛的不确定度主要有四个来源:标准样品浓度及稀释过程,标准曲线及回归偏差,样品取样量,仪器稳定性。%The uncertainty of determining chloral in water was evaluated by purge and trap-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry(purge trap-GC-MS).The determination process of chloral in water was analyzed by purge trap-GC-MS.The uncertainty factors in analyzing process were determined and calculated by mathematic model,and the relative synthesis standard uncertainty and the relative expansion standard uncertainty were calculated out.The four main sources were the uncertainty of standard samples and by dilution process,the uncertainty of linear and regression variance,the uncertainty brought in the sampling process,and the uncertainty resulted from the instrument stability of purge trap-GC-MS.Four main sources of the uncertainty of determining chloral in water by purge trap-GC-MS was determined.The uncertainty evaluation process of determining chloral in water by purge trap-GC-MS was introduced systematically.

  1. Sedative Effect of Oral Midazolam/Hydroxyzine versus Chloral Hydrate/Hydroxyzine on 2-6 Year-Old Uncooperative Dental Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

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    Masoud Fallahinejad Ghajari

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Different drugs are used for conscious sedation in pediatric dentistry either single or in combination. This study assessed the comparative effect of midazolam/hydroxyzine and chloral hydrate/hydroxyzine on 2-6 year-old uncooperative children needing dental treatment.A double blind cross-over randomized clinical trial was designed and 16 children aged 2-6 years with ASA1 status who were judged with negative to definitely negative behavior (according to Frankl were chosen. Cases were divided randomly into two groups. The first group received midazolam/hydroxyzine (MH at the first visit while the second group received chloral hydrate/hydroxyzine (CHH as the first medication. Both groups received the other regimen at the second visit. Midazolam 0.5mg/kg and chloral hydrate 50mg/kg with 1mg/kg hydroxyzine were administered. Cases were subsequently assessed for sedation and then dental treatment was performed. Blood oxygen saturation (SpO2 and pulse rate (PR were measured before and after drug administration, as well as during and after dental treatment. The Houpt scale was also used for the level of sedation before, during and after treatment. Data were analyzed using Wilcox-on signed rank test and the paired t-test.Sedative success rate was 64.3% in cases of MH and 33.3% in CHH. The difference between groups was significant (P=0.046. The success rate was significantly different between groups at different measurement stages as well (P<0.05. No difference was found on the child's behavior scale based on the type of drugs used first; this indicates no carry-over effect. Comparing the PR and SpO2 values at different readings showed no significant differences.Midazolam/hydroxyzine showed a significantly higher sedative effect than chloral hydrate/hydroxyzine in this study.

  2. Oral Chloral Hydrate Compare with Rectal Thiopental in Pediatric Procedural Sedation and Analgesia; a Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Reza Azizkhani

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The increasing use of diagnostic imaging in pediatric medicine has resulted in growing need for procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA to minimize motion artifacts during procedures. The drug of choice in pediatric PSA was not introduced till now. The aim of the present study was comparison of oral chloral hydrate (OCH and rectal sodium thiopental (RST in pediatric PSA.Methods: In the present randomized clinical trial, 2-6 years old pediatrics who referred for performing brain computed tomography scan was enrolled and were randomly divided in to two groups. OCH (50mg/kg and RST (25mg/kg were prescribed and a trained nurse recorded the time from drug prescription to receiving the conscious sedation (onset of action, the total time period which the patient has the Ramsay score≥4 (duration of action, and adverse effect of agents. Mann-Whitney U test and chi-squared test, and Non-parametric analysis of covariance (ANCOVA were used for comparisons. Results: One hundred and forty children were entered to two groups of OCH and RST, randomly. The patients of two groups had similar age, sex, weight, and baseline vital signs except for diastolic blood pressure (p<0.001. The onset of action in OCH and RST groups were 24.5±6.1and 28.7±5.2 minutes, respectively (p<0.001. Duration of action in OCH and RST groups were 12.9±2.8 minutes and 13.7±2.6 minutes, respectively (p=0.085. Non parametric ANCOVA revealed that only diastolic blood pressure was affected by drug prescription (p=0.001. In 11(15.7% patients in RST group, diarrhea was observed during 24 hours (p=0.001. Oxygen desaturation was observed only in two patients, both in OCH group. Conclusion: Each of the sedative has advantages and disadvantages that should be considered when selecting one for inducing short-term sedation. It seems that rectal sodium thiopental and oral chloral hydrate are equally effective in pediatric PSA and based on patient’s condition we can administrate

  3. Towards optimized anesthesia protocols for stereotactic surgery in rats: Analgesic, stress and general health effects of injectable anesthetics. A comparison of a recommended complete reversal anesthesia with traditional chloral hydrate monoanesthesia.

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    Hüske, Christin; Sander, Svenja Esther; Hamann, Melanie; Kershaw, Olivia; Richter, Franziska; Richter, Angelika

    2016-07-01

    Although injectable anesthetics are still widely used in laboratory rodents, scientific data concerning pain and distress during and after stereotactic surgery are rare. However, optimal anesthesia protocols have a high impact on the quality of the derived data. We therefore investigated the suitability of recommended injectable anesthesia with a traditionally used monoanesthesia for stereotactic surgery in view of optimization and refinement in rats. The influence of the recommended complete reversal anesthesia (MMF; 0.15mg/kg medetomidine, 2mg/kg midazolam, 0.005mg/kg fentanyl; i.m.) with or without reversal and of chloral hydrate (430mg/kg, 3.6%, i.p.) on various physiological, biochemical and behavioral parameters (before, during, after surgery) was analyzed. Isoflurane was also included in stress parameter analysis. In all groups, depth of anesthesia was sufficient for stereotactic surgery with no animal losses. MMF caused transient exophthalmos, myositis at the injection site and increased early postoperative pain scores. Reversal induced agitation, restlessness and hypothermia. Even the low concentrated chloral hydrate led to peritonitis and multifocal liver necrosis, corresponding to increased stress hormone levels and loss in body weight. Increased stress response was also exerted by isoflurane anesthesia. Pronounced systemic toxicity of chloral hydrate strongly questions its further use in rodent anesthesia. In view of undesired effects of MMF and isoflurane, thorough consideration of anesthesia protocols for particular research projects is indispensable. Reversal should be restricted to emergency situations. Our data support further refinement of the current protocols and the importance of sham operated controls. PMID:27067188

  4. 误服大剂量水合氯醛致新生儿呼吸暂停%Apnea in a neonate due to mistaken high-dose chloral hydrate

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    李英; 刘莹; 史强; 王晓玲

    2015-01-01

    1例25日龄男性新生儿因疑诊先天性心脏病欲行心脏超声检查,医师开具水合氯醛合剂10 ml,注明检查前口服2 ml.患儿家长取药时药师仅口头交代给患儿口服2 ml,而未书面标明用法用量.检查前,患儿家长将10ml水合氯醛全部给患儿服下,导致患儿在超声检查期间出现呼吸暂停.给予气管插管及静脉滴注氨茶碱.次日改为鼻导管吸氧.6d后,患儿病情好转.%A 25-day-old male neonate suspected of having congenital heart disease underwent echocardiographic examination.The physician prescribed chloral hydrate mixture 10 ml, oral 2 ml before the examination.The pharmacist just told to take 2 ml, without written dosage indication.Before the ultrasound examination, the parent administered the newborn 10 ml chloral hydrate mixture, and then, he developed apnea during the examination.He received tracheal intubation and intravenous infusion of aminophylline.The next day, he was given oxygen inhalation through nasal tube.Six days later, the infant's condition was improved.

  5. 吹扫捕集气相色谱质谱法测定水中的三氯乙醛%Purge and Trap-Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Determination of Chloral in Drinking water

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    王敏捷; 曹立峰; 袁润蕾; 来克冰

    2013-01-01

      本文采用吹扫捕集气相色谱质谱法对水中的三氯乙醛进行测定。研究了碱性条件下反应温度与反应时间对三氯乙醛转化速度的影响。标准曲线范围在 1~50μg/L 时,所得三氯乙醛的线性相关系数为 0.9999。回收率为 97.0%~99.8%,RSD 为 0.9%。该法回收率高、精密度好、准确度好,且操作简便、快速,适用于水中三氯乙醛的分析。%Established the purge and trap-gas chromatography mass spectrometry determination of chloral in water. Study on reaction temperature and reaction time under alkaline conditions on the transformation effect of chloral hydrate. The linear correlation coefficient was 0.9999 when the standard curve in the range of 1 ~50µ g/L, The recovery was 97% ~ 99.8% and RSD was 0.9%. The method has high recovery rate and good precision, good accuracy, simple operation, fast, suitable for actual analysis.

  6. Effects of Chloral Hydrate and Atracurium Besilate on Compound Muscle Action Potential of Sciatic Nerves in Rats%水合氯醛和苯磺酸阿曲库铵对大鼠坐骨神经复合肌肉动作电位的影响

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    孟祥虎; 臧光辉; 樊龙昌; 肖海涛; 权伟合; 刘继红; 张传汉; 罗爱林; 田玉科

    2012-01-01

    目的:研究水合氯醛和苯磺酸阿曲库铵对大鼠坐骨神经复合肌肉动作电位(compound muscle action potential,CMAP)的影响.方法:成年SD大鼠20只,随机分为2组(n=10):水合氯醛组(C组)和水合氯醛复合苯磺酸阿曲库铵组(CA组).2组腹腔注射7%水合氯醛350 mg·kg-1麻醉,给予水合氯醛后8 min时CA组腹腔注射苯磺酸阿曲库铵2.5 μg·kg-1.于给予水合氯醛8 min时刺激坐骨神经,记录其所支配的腓肠肌的CMAP.刺激强度为0.50 v、0.55 v、0.60 v,波宽0.05 ms,频率10 Hz,每隔5 min重复上述刺激.结果:与8 min时比较,0.50 v,0.55 v,0.60 v强度下C组CMAP的峰峰值及潜伏期均无明显变化(P均>0.05);CA组与8 min时比较,0.50,0.55 及0.60 v强度下23~43 min时的CMAP峰峰值降低(P<0.05或0.01),0.50 v强度下38 min的CMAP潜伏期延长(P<0.05),0.55 v,0.60 v强度下,23~43 min的CMAP潜伏期延长(P<0.05或0.01).结论:水合氯醛对大鼠坐骨神经CMAP无明显影响;而复合肌松药苯磺酸阿曲库铵后对CMAP有一过性的抑制作用.%Objective: To study the effects of chloral hydrate with or without atracurium besilate on compound muscle action potential ( CMAP ) of sciatic nerves in rats. Method: Twenty adult SD rats were randomly divided into chloral hydrate group ( group C ) and chloral hydrate with atracurium besilate group ( group CA ). Group C was treated by chloral hydrate, and group CA was treated with chloral hydrate and atracurium besilate. Both the groups were anesthetized by intraperitoneal injection of 7% chloral hydrate with the dosage of 350 mg·kg-1. After 8min of successful anesthesia, group CA was intraperitoneally infused with atracurium besilate (2.5 μg ·kg-1). Meanwhile, the two groups were stimulated sciatic nerves with stimulus intensity of 0.50 v, 0.55 v and 0.60 v, width of 0. 05 ms and frequency of 10 Hz, respectively. Each stimulus repeated three times every 5 min. Result: In group C, the peak to peak values and incubation

  7. Comparison of clinical application on EEG evoked by sleep between Diphenhydramine and chloral hydrate in children medicine%苯海拉明与水合氯醛在诱导小儿睡眠脑电图中的应用比较

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    刘文萍; 李爱红; 冉巧萍

    2012-01-01

    Objective Comparison the difference between Diphenhydramine and chloral hydrate on EEG evoked by sleep in children medicine. Methods 86 child patients with clinically diagnosed epilepsy were classified as Diphenhydramine group (43 cases) and chloral hydrate group (43cases).they were examined on EEG evoked by sleep separately , with the epilptiform discharges (NREM) in sleeping phase I and sleeping phase II were observed respectively. Results the positive results in diphenhydramine group were 31 cases (72.0%). In chloral hydrate group were 22 cases (55.1%),χ2=3.983,P0.05. Conclusions The EEG evoked by sleep with Diphenhydramine discharges of the two groups mainly in sleep phase I and II. Diphenhydramine should regard as the drug of choice for child patients on EEG evoked in sleep.%目的:比较苯海拉明与水合氯醛在小儿药物诱发睡眠脑电图(EEG)中癫痫波阳性检出率的差异.方法:对86例临床诊断为癫痫的患儿随机分为苯海拉明组(43例)及水合氯醛(43例),分别进行睡眠诱发脑电图(EEG)检查,同时观察两组异常放电在非快速动眼(NREM)睡眠Ⅰ,Ⅱ期的出现率.结果:苯海拉明组阳性31例(72%),水合氯醛组阳性22例(51.1%). x2=3.982,P<0.05. (NREM)睡眠Ⅰ,Ⅱ期异常放电出现率:苯海拉明组1 9例(88.5%),水合氯醛组12例(75.0%).x2=1.024,P>0.05.结论:苯海拉明较水合氯醛诱发癫痫波阳性率高,两组异常放电均以(NREM)睡眠Ⅰ,Ⅱ期为主.苯海拉明应作为小儿诱发睡眠首选药物之一.

  8. Influence of different time of chloral hydrate delivery on the hypnosis of children with pulmonary function test%水合氯醛不同时间给药对行肺功能检查患儿催眠作用的影响

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    张敏艳; 王芳; 袁远

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the effect of the 10% of chloral hydrate delivery in different time on the children before they receive the pulmonary function test so as to discuss clinical effects.Methods Totals of two hundred children with asthma or asthmatic bronchitis needed the pulmonary function test were recruited,and randomly divided into experience group and control group with each group one hundred cases.Experience group received the chloral hydrate to hypnosis in ten to thirty minutes before they fall asleep,while control group received in doctor' s advice or appointment time.Then,the time of falling asleep,sleep level,the situation of test finishing in two group were observed and compared.Results The effective rate of chloral hydrate in experience group was 98% which was significantly higher than 70% in control group( P < 0.01 )and there was significant differenee between two groups in the time of falling asleep and the sedation effect among the different ages (P<0.01).Conclusions Personal medicine delivery can get the better effect,which is chloral hydrate delivery according to the sleep cycles of children before they receive the pulmonary function test.%目的 观察肺功能检查前10%的水合氯醛不同时间点给药方法对不同年龄患儿的催眠效果,讨论其临床疗效.方法 选取200例哮喘、喘息性支气管炎需做肺功能检查的患儿随机分为实验组和对照组各100例,实验组选择患儿入睡前10 ~30 min应用水合氯醛进行催眠,对照组选择按常规执行医嘱时间或按预约的时间应用水合氯醛,比较两组患儿用药后入睡的时间、程度,是否完成肺功能榆查.结果 实验组应用水合氯醛后有效率为98%高于对照组的70%,差异有统计学意义(Z=6.1389,P<0.01);不同年龄阶段的患儿应用水合氯醛灌肠后入睡时间及镇静效果实验组均优于对照组,差异均有统计学意义(Z分别为3.175 2,3.963 5,2.850 1,4.888 8;P<0.01).结论

  9. Trihalomethane, haloacetonitrile, and chloral hydrate formation potentials of organic carbon fractions from sub-tropical forest soils.

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    Zhang, Qian; Kuang, Wan-fang; Liu, Lu-ying; Li, Kexin; Wong, Kin-hang; Chow, Alex T; Wong, Po-keung

    2009-12-30

    Forest landscapes represent the major land-cover type for the watersheds of the East River, which is the source of water for 40 million people in South China. Forest soils with high levels of organic carbon are a potential terrestrial source of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) into the East River. DOC is of great concern, since it can form carcinogenic disinfection byproducts (DBPs) during drinking water treatment. In this study, soils from three altitudes (200, 450 and 900 m) in the Xiangtou Mountain Nature Reserve in South China, representing soils from evergreen moon forest, transitional evergreen broadleaf forest, and evergreen broadleaf forest, respectively, were evaluated for their potential contributions of DBP precursors into the East River. The water extractable organic carbon (WEOC) in three forest soils was physically and chemically fractionated into particulate organic carbon (1.2-0.45 microm), colloidal organic carbon (0.45-0.22 microm), and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) (soils were incubated at 15, 25 and 35 degrees C for 14d in darkness to examine the impact of temperature effects on the availability and characteristics of WEOC. The extraction study showed that the amount of WEOC was proportional to soil organic carbon content, of which about 1% was water extractable. Regardless of soil type, DOC and HPOA were the most reactive fractions in forming THMs, CHD, and HANs. Production of DOC and HPOA in WEOC increased over 14 d incubation as incubation temperature increased, but the temperature did not alter the distribution of physical and chemical fractions and their reactivity in DBP formation. Results suggest higher inputs of DOC and DBP precursors from forest watersheds into source water may result in a warmer environment. PMID:19695772

  10. Enhancement of gamma-ray-induced mutation frequency in rice by post-treatment with chloral hydrate, methanol and their mixtures with ethanol

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    An evaluation has been made of the mutagenic activity of ethanol, chlorate hydrate (CH) and methanol on rice seed. In independent treatments with ethanol, methanol, CH and four aqueous mixtures of these chemicals, chlorophyll-deficient mutants were not recovered in the M2 generation. However, in sequential treatments with gamma rays + CH, gamma rays + methanol and gamma rays + aqueous mixtures of these chemicals, significant increases in the yields of chlorophyll mutations were observed as compared to that of a 30 kR gamma ray treatment. In contrast, post-irradiation treatment with ethanol failed to provoke any increase in the frequency of chlorophyll mutants in the M2 generation. The results indicate that CH and methanol alone and mixed with ethanol can potentiate gamma ray-induced genetic lesions in rice seed. (author)

  11. Evaluation of possible interaction among drugs contemplated for use during manned space flights. Part 1: Summary from progress report dated 31 October 1973. Part 2: Progress report for the period November 1973 to June 1974

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    1974-01-01

    Possible interactions among drugs contemplated for use during manned spaceflights have been studied in several animal species. The following seven drugs were investigated: nitrofurantoin, chloral hydrate, hexobarbital, phenobarbital, flurazepam, diphenoxylate, and phenazopyridine. Particular combinations included: chloral hydrate, hexobarbital or flurazepam with nitrofurantoin; phenobarbital or flurazepam with phenazopyridine; and diphenoxylate with two dose formulations of nitrofurantoin. The mechanism of action and an explanation of the interaction between diphenoxylate and nitrofurantoin still remains unclear. In man, the interaction does not appear to be significant, affecting only two subjects out of six and with only one dose formulation (Furadantin).

  12. Guinea Pig Maximization Test for Trichloroethylene and Its Metabolites

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    2002-01-01

    Objectives To study the contact allergenic activities of trichloroethylene (TCE) and its three metabolites trichloroacetic acid, trichloroethanol and chloral hydrate. Methods A modified guinea pig maximization test (GPMT) was adopted. The skin sensitization (edema and erythema) was observed in trichloroethylene, trichloroacetic acid, trichloroethanol, chloral hydrate and 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene. Results The allergenic rate of TCE, trichloroacetic acid and 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene was 71.4%, 58.3% and 100.0% respectively, and that of trichloroethanol and chloral hydrate was 0%. The mean response score of TCE, trichloroacetic acid and 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene was 2.3, 1.1, 6.0 respectively. The histopathological analysis also showed an induction of allergenic transfomation in guinea pig skin by both TCE and trichloroacetic acid. Conclusion TCE appears to be a strong allergen while trichloroacetic acid a moderate one. On the other hand, both trichloroethanol and chloral hydrate are weak sensitization potentials. Immunologic reaction induced by TCE might be postulated as the pathological process of this illness. Consequently, it is suggested that in the mechanism of Occupational Dermatitis Medicamentose-Like (ODML) induced by TCE, the chemical itself might be the main cause of allergy. As one of its metabolic products, trichloroacetic acid might be a subordinate factor.

  13. 25 CFR 140.19 - Drugs.

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    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Drugs. 140.19 Section 140.19 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES LICENSED INDIAN TRADERS § 140.19 Drugs. Traders shall not keep for sale, or sell, give away, or use any opium, chloral, cocaine, peyote or mescal...

  14. Effect of different anesthesia methods on erythrocyte immune function in mice

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    Wen-Long Zhang; Meng-Ying Liu; Zhen-Chen Zhang; Chen-Yang Duan

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore effect of different anesthesia methods and different anesthetics on erythrocyte immune function in mice.Methods:The mice were anesthetized by isoflurane and ether inhalation, and also under intraperitoneal anesthesia with sodium pentobarbital and chloral hydrate.Blood was collected from the ventro-cardinal vein.Automatic blood cell analyzer was used for routine blood examination, and thecanthine oxidase method was used to measure the superoxide dismutase(SOD) activity.Lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde(MDA) was measured withTBA, and glutathione peroxidase(GSH-Px) was measured withDTNB, and then the effect of different anesthesia methods and different anesthetics on erythrocyte immune function in mice was observed.Results:Hct level of chloral hydrate intraperitoneal injection group was significantly higher than the other three groups(P<0.05).And theMDA levels in the pentobarbital sodium group were significantly higher than the other three groups(P<0.05).SOD andGSH-Px of the chloral hydrate and sodium pentobarbital intraperitoneal injection group were significantly lower than the other two groups;RBC-C3bRR andRBC-ICR of the chloral hydrate and sodium pentobarbital intraperitoneal injection group were significantly lower than the other two groups.Conclusions:Different drugs can induce changes in immune function of mice at different levels.Isoflurane and ether have less damage to animal body, while chloral hydrate and sodium pentobarbital intraperitoneal injection have a certain inhibitory effect on the animal body respiratory system and can cause greater damage to the body.Therefore, the reasonable selection and control of anesthetics are very important in order to avoid the experimental errors caused by anesthesia.

  15. Photolytic removal of DBPs by medium pressure UV in swimming pool water

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    Hansen, Kamilla Marie Speht; Zortea, R.; Piketty, A.;

    2013-01-01

    Medium pressure UV is used for controlling the concentration of combined chlorine (chloramines) in many public swimming pools. Little is known about the fate of other disinfection by-products (DBPs) in UV treatment. Photolysis by medium pressure UV treatment was investigated for 12 DBPs reported...... to be found in swimming pool water: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, bromoform, dichloroacetonitrile, bromochloroacetonitrile, dibromoacetronitrile, trichloroacetonitrile, trichloronitromethane, dichloropropanone, trichloropropanone, and chloral hydrate. First order photolysis constants...... in a swimming pool. In an investigated public pool the UV dose was equivalent to an applied electrical energy of 1.34 kWh m− 3 d− 1 and the UV dose required to removed 90% of trichloronitromethane was 0.4 kWh m− 3 d− 1, while 2.6 kWh m− 3 d− 1 was required for chloral hydrate and the bromine containing...

  16. Heavy ion measurement by chemical detectors

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    In testing the applicability of the threshold system polyvinyl alcohol/methyl orange/chloral hydrate/sodium tetraborate to the quantitative detection of single particles, the chemical detector was irradiated with 4He, 12C, 18O, 22He ions of different LET. Detectors with 4 different borax concentrations (chloral hydrate concentration kept constant) have been irradiated. The dose causing the colour change increased linearly with the borax concentration. For equal borax concentrations this dose increases with increasing LET due to the decreasing G value of the HCl. The fluence ranges measurable with the various detector compositions are given. 4He and 18O ion ranges have been determined. The measured depth dose curves have been corrected because the dose is LET-dependent. The experimentally determined ranges are in good agreement with values calculated for the detector material

  17. Evaluation of possible interaction among drugs contemplated for use during manned space flights

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    1973-01-01

    Possible interactions among drugs contemplated for use during manned spaceflights have been studied in several animal species. The following seven drugs were investigated: nitrofurantoin, chloral hydrate, hexobarbital, phenobarbital, flurazepam, diphenoxylate, and phenazopyridine. Particular combinations included: chloral hydrate, hexabarbital or flurazepam with nitrofurantoin; phenobarbital or flurazepam with phenazopyridine; and diphenoxylate with two does formulations of nitrofurantoin. Studies were carried out in several species to determine whether induction of liver microsomal enzymes would increase the tendency of phenazopyridine to produce methemoglobin in vivo. Animals were premedicated with phenobarbital, a known inducer of azoreductase, and in a separate experiment with flurazepam, before administration of phenazopyridine. Methemoglobin production was determined in each animal after receiving phenazopyridine. No evidence was found for increased production of methemoglobin in the rat, dog, or rabbit that could be attributed to increased amounts of microsomal enzymes.

  18. Radiation sensitive indicator based on tetrabromophenol blue dyed poly(vinyl alcohol)

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    Radiation sensitive indicators based on dyed polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) containing acid- sensitive dye (tetrabromophenol blue, TBPB) and chloral hydrate (CCl3·CH·(OH)2, 2,2,2-trichloroethane-1,1-diol) have been developed. These plastic film dosimeters undergo color change from blue (the alkaline form of TBPB) to yellow (the acidic form of TBPB), indicating acid formation. The concentration of radiation formed acids in the films containing different concentrations of chloral hydrate was calculated at different doses. These films can be used as dosimeters for food irradiation applications where the maximum of the useful dose ranges are between 1 and 8 kGy depending on chloral hydrate concentration in the film. The films have the advantage of negligible humidity effects on response in the intermediate range of relative humidity from 0 to 70% as good post irradiation stability when stored in the dark at room temperature. The overall combined uncertainty (at 2σ) associated with measurement of response (ΔA mm−1) at 623 nm for dose range 1–8 kGy is 4.53%. - Highlights: ► On irradiating TBPB/PVA films the color change from blue to green and yellow. ► The amount of acid formed depends on dose and concentration of chloral hydrate. ► The dose range 1–8 kGy the film can be used for food irradiation applications. ► The response of these films has negligible humidity effects from 0 to 70%. ► The combined uncertainty at 2σ using TBPB/PVA films was found to be 4.53%

  19. Effects of household handling on disinfection by-products

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    Hesham Z. Ibrahim; Mahmoud A. Abu-Shanab

    2015-01-01

    Chlorinated water samples were used to determine the effect of handling modes on disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The DBPs studied were trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetonitriles (HANs), chloral hydrate (CH), chloropicrin (CP) and 1,1,1-trichloropropanone (TCP). Tap water samples were collected from the distribution system in Damanhour City (Egypt). The investigated strategies included storing water in covered and uncovered bottles in a refrigerator up to 9 hours, with and without previous shor...

  20. The actions of ether, alcohol and alkane general anaesthetics on GABAA and glycine receptors and the effects of TM2 and TM3 mutations

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    Matthew D Krasowski; Harrison, Neil L.

    2000-01-01

    The actions of 13 general anaesthetics (diethyl ether, enflurane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, sevoflurane, chloral hydrate, trifluoroethanol, tribromoethanol, tert-butanol, chloretone, brometone, trichloroethylene, and α-chloralose) were studied on agonist-activated Cl− currents at human GABAA α2β1, glycine α1, and GABAC ρ1 receptors expressed in human embryonic kidney 293 cells.All 13 anaesthetics enhanced responses to submaximal (EC20) concentrations of agonist at GABAA and glycine receptor...

  1. Mechanisms involved in the induction of aneuploidy: the significance of chromosome loss

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    A.I. Seoane; Güerci, A.M; F.N. Dulout

    2000-01-01

    The induction of aneuploidy by physical and chemical agents using different test systems was evaluated. The effect of X-rays, caffeine, acetaldehyde, ethanol, diethylstilbestrol, propionaldehyde, and chloral hydrate was studied by chromosome counting in Chinese hamster embryonic diploid cells. Aneugenic ability of cadmium chloride, cadmium sulfate, potassium dichromate, chromium chloride, nickel chloride, and nickel sulfate was assessed by means of anaphase-telophase analysis in Chinese hamst...

  2. Lead induced behavioral dysfunction: an animal model of hyperactivity

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    Silbergeld, E.K.; Goldberg, A.M.

    1974-01-01

    Although clinically lead poisoning is thought to cause several serious behavioral problems, a causal relationship between lead ingestion and behavioral dysfunction has not been shown. An animal model of lead poisoning was developed in which suckling mice were exposed to lead acetate from birth indirectly through their mothers and then directly after weaning. For the first 60 days, no deaths of offspring occurred due to lead but their growth and development were significantly retarded. Epidemiological evidence exists for the coincidence of lead exposure and hyperactivity syndromes in children. Activity of offspring was measured between 40 and 60 days of age. Treated mice were more than three times as active as agematched controls. Treated and control animals were given drugs used in the treatment and diagnosis of minimal brain dysfunction hyperactivity in children: d- and l-amphetamine, methylphenidate, phenobarbital, and chloral hydrate. Lead-treated hyperactive mice responded paradoxically to all drugs except chloral hydrate: that is, d- and l-amphetamine and methylphenidate suppressed hyperactivity, while phenobarbital increased their levels of motor activity. Chloral hydrate was an effective sedative. Implications of these findings are discussed for the study of the central effects of lead poisoning and for the relationship between lead poisoning and minimal brain dysfunction hyperactivity.

  3. Photolytic removal of DBPs by medium pressure UV in swimming pool water

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    Medium pressure UV is used for controlling the concentration of combined chlorine (chloramines) in many public swimming pools. Little is known about the fate of other disinfection by-products (DBPs) in UV treatment. Photolysis by medium pressure UV treatment was investigated for 12 DBPs reported to be found in swimming pool water: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, bromoform, dichloroacetonitrile, bromochloroacetonitrile, dibromoacetronitrile, trichloroacetonitrile, trichloronitromethane, dichloropropanone, trichloropropanone, and chloral hydrate. First order photolysis constants ranged 26-fold from 0.020 min−1 for chloroform to 0.523 min−1 for trichloronitromethane. The rate constants generally increased with bromine substitution. Using the UV removal of combined chlorine as an actinometer, the rate constants were recalculated to actual treatment doses of UV applied in a swimming pool. In an investigated public pool the UV dose was equivalent to an applied electrical energy of 1.34 kWh m−3 d−1 and the UV dose required to removed 90% of trichloronitromethane was 0.4 kWh m−3 d−1, while 2.6 kWh m−3 d−1 was required for chloral hydrate and the bromine containing haloacetonitriles and trihalomethanes ranged from 0.6 to 3.1 kWh m−3 d−1. It was predicted thus that a beneficial side-effect of applying UV for removing combined chlorine from the pool water could be a significant removal of trichloronitromethane, chloral hydrate and the bromine containing haloacetonitriles and trihalomethanes. - Highlights: ► UV irradiation is able to degrade all 12 investigated disinfection by-products. ► Bromine species are easier to remove than their chlorinated analogues. ► UV dose used for combined chlorine was comparable with doses required for DBP removal. ► Significant removal of some disinfection by-products in swimming pools is indicated

  4. Follow-up assessment of two cases of trichloroethylene hypersensitivity syndrome: A case report

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    Huang, Yong-Shun; Huang, Han-Lin; Wu, Qi-Feng; Xia, Li-Hua; Huang, Ming; Qiu, Xin-Xiang; Zhou, Shan-Yu

    2016-01-01

    The present study aimed to explore the stability, curability and sequelae of cases of Trichloroethylene (TCE) Hypersensitivity Syndrome (THS), and to investigate the causal allergens of THS. Two cases of THS were followed-up in the current study; both cases were healing following glucocorticoid therapy and were discharged >10 weeks prior to follow-up. A questionnaire investigation, health examination and patch test were performed. Allergens of TCE and its metabolites, including chloral hydrate, trichloroethanol (TCOH) and trichloroacetic acid, were applied in the patch test; 4 controls were included. The two subjects were experiencing itching, pigmentation and xerosis of the skin, and had abnormal results in the ophthalmology Schirmer I test and tear break-up time. The body temperature, liver function, superficial lymph nodes, blood, urine routine and autoimmune antibodies of two subjects were shown to be normal, and no new rashes had appeared. All mass concentration of chloral hydrate and TCOH were positive; 5.0% trichloroacetic acid was weakly positive, 0.5% trichloroacetic acid and all mass concentration of TCE were negative. All patch tests were negative in the 4 control subjects. The results suggest that THS was stable following treatment with glucocorticoid therapy. Dry eye syndrome may continue as a sequelae of THS. The patch test demonstrated that the mechanism underlying THS is delayed-type hypersensitivity induced by TCE. In addition, as the hypersensitivity state in a THS rehabilitee could be sustained over a long period of time, it suggests that the metabolites of TCE, not TCE itself, are responsible for THS. Therefore, patients with THS should avoid contact with TCE and its metabolites, and avoid using hypnotic and anticonvulsive drugs containing chloral hydra as the primary ingredient.

  5. Dyed film dosimeters based on methyl orange dyed poly(vinyl alcohol) or poly(vinyl butyral) for high dose applications

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    Complete text of publication follows. Dyed polymer films, prepared by simple technique if casting aqueous solution of PVA or PVB, containing methyl orange on horizontal glass are useful for high dose dosimetry. These films are bleached when exposed to gamma radiation. Different concentrations of chloral hydrate were added to a dyed polymer film to control the useful dose range of application. The radiation chemical yield G(value) was calculated for both PVA and PVB films. Temperature during irradiation was studied as well as the effect of humidity. These films are highly stable before and after irradiation under different storage conditions

  6. The relationship between respiratory sinus arrhythmia and heart rate during anesthesia in rat

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    Moldovan, M; Spulber, S; Saravan, V;

    2004-01-01

    rats, slowing of HR is associated with an increase in HF. The aim of this study was to investigate whether this relationship between HF and HR is preserved during anesthesia in rat. A 15 minutes long ECG signal was recorded from rats (N=15) under moderate chloral hydrate (CHL) anesthesia. Recordings......) the decrease in HR that occurs during CHL anesthesia in rat correlates with an increase in RSA; (2) atropine reduces RSA and the time-dependent decrease in HR; (3) the time-dependent increase in RSA is preserved after atropine. We conclude that the correlation between RSA and HR reflects the cardio...

  7. Radiation-Sensitive Indicator Based on m-Cresol Purple Dyed Poly (vinyl Butyral) for Possible Use in Radiation Dosimetry

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    In the present work a PVB films containing different concentrations of m-cresol purple (ph indicator) and chloral hydrate were prepared. The chlorine containing (chIoral hydrate) polymer was dehydrochlorinated when the material irradiated thereby reducing ph and causing the acid-sensitive dye to change color. Such materials are not, however, reported to be sensitive. and quantitative at relatively low radiation doses. The useful dose ranges of this film ranges between 2 and 6 kGy. Radiation chemical yield was calculated. The effects of temperature and relative humidity during irradiation as well as pre and post irradiation stability on the response of films were described

  8. High Dose Film Dosimeter Based on a Mixture of m-cresol Purple and Tetrabromo phenolphthalein Ethyl Ester Dyed Poly (vinyl alcohol)

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    Gathering two ph indicator dyes m-cresol purple (MCP), tetrabromo phenolphthalein ethyl ester (TBPE), previously studied as individual dosimeter each at low dose application in the same polymer matrix (PVA) extends the application dose response to 60 kGy. This flexible plastic film changes its colour from green to red passing through yellow colour on exposure to γ-rays photons due to the consequent lowering of ph caused by HCl generated from the radiolysis of chloral hydrate. Effect of different concentrations of chloral hydrate on response of the film was investigated. The film shows excellent stability before and after irradiation. The film has excellent stability in 10% to 50% relative humidity range (RH). The overall combined uncertainty (at 2ϭ) associated with measurement of response (Ai/ A0) at 438 nm for dose range 5-60 kGy is 6.33 %. So this film has the ability to monitor the absorbed dose in low and moderate irradiation dose due to its excellent stability before and after irradiation with a significance confidence level.

  9. Dehydrochlorinated poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) films for food irradiation dosimeters

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    Radiation sensitive dosimeters based on dyed poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) films containing chloral hydrate CCl3CH(OH)2 and acid-sensitive cresol-red dye have been developed for use in food irradiation dosimetry. These polymer dosimeters undergo colour change from yellow (colour of basic form) to red (colour of acid form) upon exposure to gamma radiation. The radiation-induced change in colour was analysed using UV-Vis spectrometer. The absorption spectra produced two absorption modes, peaking at 438 nm for low doses and 529 nm for high doses. The dose-response was obtained by the changes in absorbance as a function of the absorbed dose. Results of the dose-response curves show the absorption decreases and increases experientially at modes 438 nm and 529 nm respectively with absorbed dose. The change in colour of the irradiated films was analysed using Raman spectrometer, which provides the spectra of molecular stretching modes of vibration of some chemical bonds in the films. The relative intensity at C-Cl stretching peaks of chloral hydrate decreases with absorbed dose and makes the films more acidic. Consequently the relative intensity at S-H and C=C stretching peaks of the dye increases with absorbed dose as the acid reacts with the dye and changes the structure and colour of the dye. (Author)

  10. 褪黑素作为睡眠诱导剂在儿童睡眠脑电图检查中的应用%Melatonin in recording sleep electroencephalography for uncooperative children

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    吴至凤; 张雨平; 赵聪敏; 廖伟; 哈杜瑶; 门庆

    2012-01-01

    目的 对比褪黑素与水合氯醛作为不合作儿童脑电图检查时睡眠诱导剂的效果,探讨安全、对脑电波背景活动影响更小的睡眠诱导方法.方法 纳入我院2010年1月至2011年9月需EEG检查的不合作患儿,与家长签知情同意书,根据就诊日期的单双日分组,单数入水合氯醛组,双数人褪黑素组.所有病例于临检查前30 min服用褪黑素或水合氯醛合剂,并记录病情诊断、睡眠潜伏期、睡眠持续时间、困倦时间、对脑电波的影响及不良反应.结果 ①褪黑素成功诱导入睡较水合氯醛低(76.1% vs 89.7%,P<0.05).②入睡成功的患儿,褪黑素和水合氯醛的入睡潜伏期无明显差异(M-W检验,P>0.05),但褪黑素组的睡眠持续时间和困倦时间较水合氯醛组短(M-W检验,P<0.05).③水合氯醛影响脑电背景活动β快波活动较褪黑素增多(18.4%vs6.0%,P<0.05).④水合氯醛组16例呕吐,1例行走协调不良;褪黑素组4例兴奋,两组均无其他不良反应发生.结论 褪黑素诱导睡眠的成功率虽较水合氯醛低,但睡眠持续时间和困倦时间较短,脑电快波活动干扰较少,无明显不良反应,可作为睡眠诱导剂的一个选择.%Objective To compare melatonin with chloral hydrate in inducing sleep in children undergoing electroencephalography ( EEG) in order to find a safe drug with no effect on brain wave when inducing sleep for sleep EEG in uncooperative children. Methods A total of 206 uncooperative children who undergoing EEG in our hospital during January 2010 to September 2011 were randomly divided into melatonin group (n = 109) and chloral hydrate group (n =97) after the approval of Ethics Committee of our hospital and consents of their parents. All the children took melatonin or chloral hydrate in 0. 5 h before the examination. The diagnosis, sleep latency, sleep duration, sleepy time, EEG wave background, and medication adverse reactions were recorded and analyzed

  11. Effect of anesthetics on the radiosensitivity of a murine tumor

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    Sheldon, P.W.; Chu, A.M.

    1979-09-01

    The effect of four anesthetics on the single dose of x rays required to locally control 50% of implanted MT tumors was investigated. Compared with unanesthetized animals, no change in radiosensitivity was observed if mice were irradiated under either tribromoethanol or fentanyl-fluanisone-diazepam anesthesia. However, a small but significant degree of radioprotection was observed under chloral hydrate or pentobarbital anesthesia. Hypothermia or increased hypoxia are considered unlikely mechanisms for the protection, a direct chemical action being most probable. The preferred method for immobilizing the mice in order to locally irradiate the tumors was by simple physical restraint (with care taken to minimize physiological stress). However, if anesthesia was a necessity, the present work suggests that for the MT tumor at least the nonprotecting tribromoethanol and fentanyl-fluanisone-diazepam are preferable to the protecting chloral hydrate and pentobarbital. Tribromoethanol is preferable to fetanyl-fluanisone-diazepam in that it produces a smaller drop in temperature. However, it is only a short-acting anesthetic, and prolongation of the state of anesthesia by repeated doses simply prolongs the temperature decline so that there may be no real benefit over fentanyl-fluanisone-diazepam.

  12. Photolytic removal of DBPs by medium pressure UV in swimming pool water

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    Hansen, Kamilla M.S. [Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark); Zortea, Raissa [Department of Land, Environment and Geotechnology Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy); Piketty, Aurelia [Institute of Chemistry, Industrial and Chemical Engineering and Technology (INP-ENCIACET), National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (France); Vega, Sergio Rodriguez [Chemical Engineering, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain); Andersen, Henrik Rasmus, E-mail: Henrik@ndersen.net [Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

    2013-01-15

    Medium pressure UV is used for controlling the concentration of combined chlorine (chloramines) in many public swimming pools. Little is known about the fate of other disinfection by-products (DBPs) in UV treatment. Photolysis by medium pressure UV treatment was investigated for 12 DBPs reported to be found in swimming pool water: chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, bromoform, dichloroacetonitrile, bromochloroacetonitrile, dibromoacetronitrile, trichloroacetonitrile, trichloronitromethane, dichloropropanone, trichloropropanone, and chloral hydrate. First order photolysis constants ranged 26-fold from 0.020 min{sup −1} for chloroform to 0.523 min{sup −1} for trichloronitromethane. The rate constants generally increased with bromine substitution. Using the UV removal of combined chlorine as an actinometer, the rate constants were recalculated to actual treatment doses of UV applied in a swimming pool. In an investigated public pool the UV dose was equivalent to an applied electrical energy of 1.34 kWh m{sup −3} d{sup −1} and the UV dose required to removed 90% of trichloronitromethane was 0.4 kWh m{sup −3} d{sup −1}, while 2.6 kWh m{sup −3} d{sup −1} was required for chloral hydrate and the bromine containing haloacetonitriles and trihalomethanes ranged from 0.6 to 3.1 kWh m{sup −3} d{sup −1}. It was predicted thus that a beneficial side-effect of applying UV for removing combined chlorine from the pool water could be a significant removal of trichloronitromethane, chloral hydrate and the bromine containing haloacetonitriles and trihalomethanes. - Highlights: ► UV irradiation is able to degrade all 12 investigated disinfection by-products. ► Bromine species are easier to remove than their chlorinated analogues. ► UV dose used for combined chlorine was comparable with doses required for DBP removal. ► Significant removal of some disinfection by-products in swimming pools is indicated.

  13. Effect of γ-radiation on the physical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) dyed with chromeazurol S

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    Radiation sensitive indicators based on dyed poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) containing acid sensitive dye chromeazurol S (CAS) and chloral hydrate (CH) have been developed. These plastic film dosimeters undergo colour change from orange to yellow colour, useful dose ranges are between 2 to 40 kGy. In presence of different concentrations of CH the colour change from orange to red indicating acid formation and the useful dose range from 100 Gy to 5 kGy. The radiation chemical yield G(value) was calculated. The films have the advantage of negligible humidity effects on response in the intermediate range of relative humidity from 10 to 50% and good stability before and after irradiation under different storage conditions.

  14. Dynamic change in learning and memorising ability after hemispheric irradiation in rats

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    Objective: To study the sequence of learning and memory loss in the rat after hemispheric irradiation. Methods: After Sprague-Dawly (SD) female rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate, their cerebral hemispheres were irradiated with a single dose of 5, 15 or 30 Gy by 4 MeV electron. On D3, D7, D30 and D60, the learning and memorizing ability was measured with the Y maze test. Results: On D3 and D7, the learning ability of SD rats was impaired most but partly restored in 1 to 2 months. In observation of memory loss, the intensity of cerebral function damage was in direct proportion to the increase of radiation dose. Conclusion: The learning and memorizing ability of rats can be damage by hemispheric irradiation with the severity of impairment and possibility of recruitment depending on the dose

  15. Micronucleus test and metaphase analyses in mice exposed to known and suspected spindle poisons.

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    Marrazzini, A; Betti, C; Bernacchi, F; Barrai, I; Barale, R

    1994-11-01

    Micronucleus (Mn) and metaphase chromosome analyses were performed in mouse bone marrow cells with two known and eight suspected mitotic spindle poisons. Polychromatic (PCEs) and normochromatic (NCEs) erythrocytes were scored for presence of Mn, while structural (CAs) and numerical chromosome aberrations (NCAs), i.e. hyperploid cells, were evaluated by metaphase analysis. CAs were scored in first, and NCAs in the second metaphases, identified by BrdUrd differential staining. Hydroquinone induced Mn, NCAs and CAs; colchicine, vinblastine and, to a lesser extent, chloral hydrate, diazepam and econazole induced both Mn and NCAs; cadmium chloride and thimerosal induced Mn and CAs, while pyrimethamine and thiabendazole induced Mn only. The proposed stepwise protocol allowed satisfactory statistical evaluation of the effects induced with a reduction in the number of animals killed. An acceptable agreement was found between induction of Mn and NCAs, suggesting a possible use of the Mn test for revealing compounds with aneugenic properties. PMID:7854141

  16. Hippocampal auditory gating in the hyperactive mocha mouse.

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    Miller, C L; Burmeister, M; Stevens, K E

    1999-11-26

    The mouse mutants mocha (mh) and mocha2J (mh2J) result from separate mutations in the same gene (AP-3 delta) that arose independently on different backgrounds of inbred strains. They exhibit a neurological phenotype that includes hyperactivity, an epileptiform EEG and changes in the basic function of the hippocampus. Depth electrode recordings of hippocampal auditory evoked potentials revealed that the response to the first of two paired tones was significantly enhanced in mocha and mocha2J, as compared with littermate controls. The pronounced theta rhythm characteristic of unanesthetized mocha mice was not observed in these chloral-hydrate anesthetized mice, whereas spike discharge activity was frequently present in the recordings. PMID:10586974

  17. 四种常用实验麻醉药物对大鼠心血管系统的影响%Impact of four anesthetic drugs commonly used in animal experiments on the cardiovascular system in rats

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    孙安会; 谷捷; 吴涛; 袁肇凯; 蔡雄; 胡志希; 简伟雄; 李鑫

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the impact of four different anesthetic drugs commonly used in animal experi-ments on cardiovascular system in rats.Methods Electrocardiogram ( ECG) and blood pressure were dynamically recor-ded by a BioPac MP150 system after anesthesia.In addition, the blood glucose at different time points and hepatic func-tion, kidney function, cardiac enzymes and electrolytes at the end of the test were collected.Rusults Chloral hydrate caused severe ventricular arrhythmia.Isoflurane had inhibitory effect on the heart rate.Pentobarbital sodium induced a in-crease of ECG P wave.Urethane caused J point elevation of ECG.Blood pressure in the urethane-and pentobarbital sodi-um-treated groups were increased.Chloral hydrate caused CK to be raised, while isoflurane showed the opposite effect on CK and CKMB.Alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase in the pentobarbitol sodium and isoflurane groups were decreased.Creatinine in the chloral hydrate, pentobarbital sodium and isoflurane groups were lower, and the serum sodium and potassium were decreased in the four groups.Conclusions Chloral hydrate has obvious effect on the cardio-vascular system, and is not suitable for animal studies on cardiovascular diseases.Pentobarbital sodium, urethane, isoflu-rane can be chosen for animal studies on cardiovascular diseases.%目的:探讨不同动物实验麻醉药物对大鼠心血管系统的影响。方法采用BioPac MP150动态记录四种麻醉药物麻醉后大鼠的心电图、血压,采集麻醉后不同时间点大鼠的血糖以及实验终点肝肾功能、心肌酶、电解质。结果水合氯醛可引起严重的室性心律失常,异氟烷对心率有抑制作用,戊巴比妥钠可引起大鼠心电图P波增高,乌拉坦可引起大鼠心电图J点抬高。乌拉坦、戊巴比妥钠均可引起SBP升高,水合氯醛可引CK升高,异氟烷可降低CK、CKMB,戊巴比妥钠、异氟烷有降低ALT、AST的作用,水合氯醛、

  18. Endogenous activation of adenosine A1 receptors promotes post-ischemic electrocortical burst suppression

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    Ilie, A; Ciocan, D; Constantinescu, A O;

    2009-01-01

    -vessel occlusion" model under chloral hydrate anesthesia. Quantification of BS recovery was carried out using BS ratio. During GCI full electrocortical suppression was attained (BS ratio reached 100%). During the following reperfusion the BS ratio returned to 0. The time course of the decay was exponential after 1...... and 5-min GCI and bi-exponential after 10-min GCI. The BS recovery was progressively delayed with the duration of ischemia. Administration of the A1R antagonist 1,3-dipropyl-8-cyclopentylxanthine (DPCPX, 1.25 mg/kg i.p.) accelerated the post-ischemic BS recovery for all GCI durations. Following the 10...... of post-ischemic BS patterns following brief ischemic episodes. It is likely that synaptic depression by post-ischemic A1R activation functionally disrupts the connectivity within the cortical networks to an extent that promotes BS patterns....

  19. Manipulation of Ovaries/Ovules and Clearance and Isolation of Embryo Sacs of Impatiens glandulifera and Nicotiana tabacum

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    Noreldaim Hussein

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research was to develop techniques to clear and/or isolate embryo sacs of Impatiens glandulifera and Nicotiana tabacum, to facilitate microscopic examination for subsequent experimentation on in vitro fertilization of flowering plants. Two techniques were applied: The clearing and enzymic maceration. Both of the 2 adopted techniques were effective in revealing embryo sacs of the studied plant species. A fixative prepared from propionic acid, formaldehyde, ethanol (50% in the ratio 5:5:90 was used. The clearing solution was prepared from lactic acid (85%, chloral hydrate, phenol, clove oil and xylene in the ratio 2:2:2:2:1 by weight. Both the clearing and the enzymic maceration techniques proved effective in revealing embryo sacs of I. glandulifera and N. tabacum

  20. Effects of household handling on disinfection by-products

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    Full Text Available Chlorinated water samples were used to determine the effect of handling modes on disinfection byproducts (DBPs. The DBPs studied were trihalomethanes (THMs, haloacetonitriles (HANs, chloral hydrate (CH, chloropicrin (CP and 1,1,1-trichloropropanone (TCP. Tap water samples were collected from the distribution system in Damanhour City (Egypt. The investigated strategies included storing water in covered and uncovered bottles in a refrigerator up to 9 hours, with and without previous short boiling. Water quality parameters were not affected by storage or boiling except for electrical conductivity (EC, which decreased after boiling. 90% of THMs were removed by boiling and storage for 9hrs.HANs, including dichloroacetonitrile (DCAN, dibromoacetonitrile (DBAN and trichloroacetonitrile (TCAN, were not affected by storage, but they were not detected after boiling for 30 seconds. CH and TCP, like the HANs, were affected by boiling rather than storage.

  1. The Newest Member of the Family of Chloralose: Synthesis of β-Ribochloralose and Some Derivatives

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    Full Text Available Treatment of D-ribose with chloral in the presence of acid catalyst gives 1,2-O-(S-trichloroethylidene-α-D-ribofuranose (1 (β-ribochloralose. Some derivatives of this product (1 were synthesized to be used as an intermediate in carbohydrate chemistry. Tricyclic orthoester structure (3, 77% was obtained from the reaction of 1 with potassium t-butoxide. This novel orthoester is expected to be useful as a glycosyl donor in the formations of new ribofuranoside units. 3-O-Methyl-ribochloralose (5 was synthesized in 75% yield via the methylation of 1. 5-O-Tosyl-ribochloralose (6, 61% was prepared with monotosylation reaction of 1. Treatment of 6 with NaN3 in DMF gives a 5-azido-5-deoxy-ribochloralose (7 in 77% yield. The azidosugar (7 was reduced to 5-amino-5-deoxy-ribochloralose (8, 72% with triphenylphosphine according to Staudinger’s reduction procedure.

  2. Nitrous oxide-induced hypothermia in the rat

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    Quock, R.M.; Panek, R.W.; Kouchich, F.J.; Rosenthal, M.A.

    1987-08-10

    Exposure of rats to high levels of nitrous oxide (N2O) in oxygen reduced body temperature in a concentration-related manner. The hypothermia was partly reversed by pretreatment with naloxone but not naltrexone. But in rats rendered tolerant to morphine by pellet implantation, exposure to 75% N2O/25% O2 evoked a marked hypothermia similar to that observed in morphine-naive animals. In another experiment, the hypothermic effect of chloral hydrate was also sensitive to antagonism by pretreatment with naloxone but not naltrexone. These observations lead the authors to suspect that N2O-induced hypothermia in rats is possibly not mediated by opiate receptors. The thermotropic activity of N2O may result from some non-opioid action of N2O. Its selective antagonism by naloxone (but not naltrexone) may be due to a unique non-opioid analeptic action of naloxone. 32 references, 4 figures.

  3. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the normal and abnormal visual system in early life

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    Born, A.P.; Miranda Gimenez-Ricco, Maria Jo; Rostrup, Egill;

    2000-01-01

    in very young infants and in infants with brain damage. We examined 15 preterm infants, 12 children suspected of having a cerebral visual impairment and 10 children with a normal visual system, all of whom were either spontaneously asleep or sedated with chloral hydrate. Cortical response to stroboscopic...... showed a signal decrease. The activated cortical volumes showed a linear relation to age for healthy children younger than 90 weeks PMA, but were small in children with visual impairment. In two children with unilateral damage to the optic radiations, activation was strongly asymmetrical with greatest......Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in young children may provide information about the development of the visual cortex, and may have predictive value for later visual performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of fMRI for examining cerebral processing of vision...

  4. Hippocampal neurogenesis in the new model of global cerebral ischemia

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    Kisel, A. A.; Chernysheva, G. A.; Smol'yakova, V. I.; Savchenko, R. R.; Plotnikov, M. B.; Khodanovich, M. Yu.

    2015-11-01

    The study aimed to evaluate the changes of hippocampal neurogenesis in a new model of global transient cerebral ischemia which was performed by the occlusion of the three main vessels (tr. brachiocephalicus, a. subclavia sinistra, and a. carotis communis sinistra) branching from the aortic arch and supplying the brain. Global transitory cerebral ischemia was modeled on male rats (weight = 250-300 g) under chloral hydrate with artificial lung ventilation. Animals after the same surgical operation without vessel occlusion served as sham-operated controls. The number of DCX-positive (doublecortin, the marker of immature neurons) cells in dentate gyrus (DG) and CA1-CA3 fields of hippocampus was counted at the 31st day after ischemia modeling. It was revealed that global cerebral ischemia decreased neurogenesis in dentate gyrus in comparison with the sham-operated group (P<0.05) while neurogenesis in CA1-CA3 fields was increased as compared to the control (P<0.05).

  5. Blood gases and energy metabolites in mouse blood before and after cerebral ischemia: the effects of anesthetics.

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    Schwarzkopf, Tina M; Horn, Tobias; Lang, Dorothee; Klein, Jochen

    2013-01-01

    The levels of blood gases and energy metabolites strongly influence the outcome of animal experiments, for example in experimental stroke research. While mice have become prominent animal models for cerebral ischemia, little information is available on the effects of anesthetic drugs on blood parameters such as blood gases, glucose and lactate in this species. In this work, we collected arterial and venous blood samples from female CD-1 mice before and after cerebral ischemia induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), and we tested the influence of different anesthetic drugs. We found that all of the injectable anesthetics tested (ketamine/xylazine, chloral hydrate, propofol and pentobarbital) caused a decrease in blood pH and partial pressure of oxygen (pO2) and an increase of partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2), indicating respiratory depression. This was not observed with inhalable anesthetics such as isoflurane, sevoflurane and halothane. Significant and up to two-fold increases of blood glucose concentration were observed under isoflurane, halothane, ketamine/xylazine, chloral hydrate, and propofol anesthesia. Lactate concentration rose significantly by 2-3-fold during inhalation of isoflurane and halothane treatment, but decreased by more than 50% after administration of pentobarbital. Permanent cerebral ischemia induced respiratory acidosis (low pH and pO2, high pCO2) which was most prominent after 24 h. Postsurgical treatment with Ringer-lactate solution (1 mL, intraperitoneal) caused a recovery of blood gases to basal levels after 24 h. Use of isoflurane for surgery caused a minor increase of blood glucose concentrations after one hour, but a strong increase of blood lactate. In contrast, anesthesia with pentobarbital did not affect glucose concentration but strongly reduced blood lactate concentrations one hour after surgery. All values recovered at three hours after MCAO. In conclusion, anesthetic drugs have a strong influence on murine

  6. Changes in dissolved organic matter fluorescence and disinfection byproduct formation from UV and subsequent chlorination/chloramination

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    Lyon, Bonnie A.; Cory, Rose M.; Weinberg, Howard S., E-mail: howard_weinberg@unc.edu

    2014-01-15

    Highlights: • DBP formation from UV-chlorine/chloramine drinking water treatment was measured. • The effect of UV on DBP precursors was evaluated by fluorescence and PARAFAC. • UV alone decreased protein/tryptophan- and humic-like fluorescence. • Loss of two components correlated with cyanogen chloride formation (R{sup 2} = 0.79–0.91). • Loss of the components also correlated with chloral hydrate formation (R{sup 2} = 0.95–1.000). -- Abstract: Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is being increasingly used to help drinking water utilities meet finished water quality regulations, but its influence on disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors and DBP formation is not completely understood. This study investigated the effect of medium pressure (MP) UV combined with chlorination/chloramination on the fluorescent fraction of dissolved organic matter (DOM) isolated from a United States surface water with median total organic carbon content. Parallel factor analysis was used to understand how UV may alter the capacity of DOM to form DBPs of potential human health concern. The production of chloral hydrate and cyanogen chloride from MP UV followed by chlorine or chloramine, respectively, correlated with a decrease in fluorescence intensity of a protein/tryptophan-like component (R{sup 2} = 0.79–0.99) and a humic-like component (R{sup 2} = 0.91–1.00). This suggests that the UV-induced precursors to these compounds originated from DOM with similar characteristics to these components. The fluorescent DOM components identified in this study are similar to reoccurring components that have been previously identified in a range of raw and treated waters, and this work demonstrates the value of using fluorescence analysis of DOM to understand the relationships between DOM source and DBP formation under a range of treatment conditions.

  7. 氯硝安定肌注与灌肠治疗小儿惊厥的价值%Clinical value of Clonazepam intramuscular injection and enema for infantile convulsion

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    华苏米; 丁振尧; 余宇龙; 卢立党; 郭爱红; 潘知焕

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨氯硝安定肌注与灌肠在治疗小儿惊厥中的实用价值。方法收集2012年9月至2013年8月在苍南县人民医院就诊的惊厥患儿120例,随机分为氯硝安定肌注组、苯巴比妥钠肌注组、氯硝安定灌肠组和水合氯醛灌肠组,观察比较各组的疗效及不良反应发生情况。结果氯硝安定肌注组总有效率(90.00%)高于苯巴比妥钠肌注组(63.33%),差异具有统计学意义(χ2=4.565,P<0.05);氯硝安定灌肠组总有效率(90.00%)高于水合氯醛灌肠组(60.00%)(χ2=5.689,P<0.05);氯硝安定肌注组与灌肠组24 h内均未见惊厥复发,苯巴比妥钠组8例复发,水合氯醛组10例复发;4组用药后均无呼吸抑制、循环障碍等不良反应发生。结论氯硝安定肌注、灌肠能有效及时控制惊厥,临床推广应用价值显著。%Objective To investigate the clinical value of Clonazepam intramuscular injection and enema for infantile convulsion .Methods From September 2012 to August 2013, 120 cases of convulsion visiting the People ’ s Hospital of Cangnan County were collected and randomly divided into 4 groups, Clonazepam intramuscular injection group , Phenobarbital intramuscular injection group , Clonazepam enema group, and 10%chloral hydrate enema group .The curative effect and adverse reactions of each group were observed .Results The total effective rate of Clonazepam intramuscular injection group (90.00%) was significantly higher than that of Phenobarbital intramuscular injection group (63.33%) (χ2 =4.565,P<0.05).The total effective rate of Clonazepam enema group (90.00%) was significantly higher than that of chloral hydrate enema group (60.00%) (χ2 =5.689,P<0.05).No seizure relapsed in Clonazepam intramuscular injection group and Clonazepam enema group within 24h, but there were 8 cases and 10 cases in Phenobarbital intramuscular injection group and chloral hydrate

  8. Reductive electrochemical remediation of emerging and regulated disinfection byproducts.

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    Radjenović, Jelena; Farré, Maria José; Mu, Yang; Gernjak, Wolfgang; Keller, Jurg

    2012-04-15

    Long-term exposure to low concentrations of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water has been associated with increased human-health risks of bladder cancer and adverse reproductive outcomes. In this study, we investigated electrochemical reduction utilizing a resin-impregnated graphite cathode for the degradation of 17 DBPs (i.e. halomethanes, haloacetonitriles, halopropanones, chloral hydrate and trichloronitromethane) at low μg L(-1) concentration levels. The reduction experiments were potentiostatically controlled at cathode potentials -700, -800 and -900 mV vs Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE) during 24 h. At the lowest potential applied (i.e. -900 mV vs SHE), the disappearance of DBPs from the solution after 24 h of reduction was >70%, except for chloroform (32%), 1,1-dichloropropanone (48%), and chloral hydrate (31%). Due to the participation of several removal mechanisms (e.g. electrochemical reduction, adsorption, volatilization and/or hydrolysis) it was not possible to distinguish the removal efficiencies of electrochemical reduction of individual compounds. Adsorption of the more hydrophilic DBPs (i.e. haloacetonitriles, chloral hydrate, and 1,1-dichloropropanone) onto the electrode seems to be affected by the cathode polarization, as the removals observed in the open circuit experiments were significantly higher than the ones obtained in electrochemical reduction under the same conditions. The overall efficiency of reduction was estimated based on the analyses of the released Cl(-), Br(-) and I(-) ions. Nearly complete C-I bond cleavage was achieved at all three potentials applied, and from the theoretically predicted release of I(-) ions, calculated based on the removed DBPs, 86 ± 9 to 92 ± 1% was measured in the catholyte solution at -700 to -900 mV vs SHE. Debromination efficiencies obtained were 74 ± 3, 79 ± 6 and 68 ± 4% at -700, -800 and -900 mV vs SHE, while for C-Cl bond cleavage the obtained values were 69 ± 1, 72 ± 1 and 76

  9. 先天性泪囊炎的探通治疗体会%Treatment of congenital dacryocystitis with probing

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    冯雪云

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effects of probing of lacrimal passage on congenital dacryocystitis.Methods 246 eyes of 186 infants of 3 - 15 months old with congenital dacryocystitis were treated with probing unden chloral hydrate hypnosis. The results were observed. Results In 246 eyes of 186 infants with congenital dacryocystitis there were 242 eyes were cured. In this treatment group, the rate of success is 98. 37% , and One probing eyes(88. 02% )were performed in 242 eyes, two probings in 25 eyes( 10. 33% ) , three probings in 4 eyes ( 1. 65% ) ,2 eyes were respectively suffered from subcutaneous edema and laceration of canaliculus, but there was no baby suffered from infection or asphyxia in complication during the operations. Conclusion Probing of lacrimal passage is safe and the success rate of surgery is very high for congenital dacryocystitis with less complication after chloral hydrate hypnosis.%目的 研究泪道探通术治疗先天性泪囊炎的疗效.方法 对年龄3~15个月婴幼儿先天性泪囊炎186例(246眼),以10%水合氯醛催眠后行探通治疗,并进行疗效观察.结果 先天性泪囊炎中246眼有242眼治愈(98.37%),其中1次探通治愈213眼,占治愈眼的86.58%,2次探通治愈25眼占10.16%,3次探通治愈4眼占1.63%,4眼未愈,占1.63%.术巾2眼汨小管轻微撕裂,次日泪道冲洗出现眼睑水肿外,无感染或窒息等其他并发症.结论 水合氯醛催眠后,泪道探通术是治疗先天性泪囊炎的一种安全、有效、并发症少的治疗方法.

  10. Significant effects of sex, strain, and anesthesia in the intrahippocampal kainate mouse model of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

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    Twele, Friederike; Töllner, Kathrin; Brandt, Claudia; Löscher, Wolfgang

    2016-02-01

    The intrahippocampal kainate mouse model of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy is increasingly being used for studies on epileptogenesis and antiepileptogenesis. Almost all previous studies used male mice for this purpose, and no study is available in this or other models of acquired epilepsy that directly compared epileptogenesis in female and male rodents. Epidemiological studies suggest that gender may affect susceptibility to epilepsy and its prognosis; therefore, one goal of this study was to investigate whether sex has an influence on latent period and epileptogenesis in the intrahippocampal kainate model in mice. Another aspect that was examined in the present study was whether mouse strain differences in epileptogenesis exist. Finally, we examined the effects of different types of anesthesia (chloral hydrate, isoflurane) on kainate-induced status epilepticus (SE) and epileptogenesis. Continuous (24/7) video-EEG monitoring was used during SE and the 2 weeks following SE as well as 4-6 weeks after SE. In male NMRI mice with chloral hydrate anesthesia during kainate injection, SE was followed by a seizure-free latent period of 10-14 days if hippocampal paroxysmal discharges (HPDs) recorded from the kainate focus were considered the onset of epilepsy. Anesthesia with isoflurane led to a more rapid onset and higher severity of SE, and not all male NMRI mice exhibited a seizure-free latent period. Female NMRI mice differed from male animals in the lack of any clear latent period, independently of anesthesia type. Furthermore, HPDs were only rarely observed. These problems were not resolved by decreasing the dose of kainate or using other strains (C57BL/6, FVB/N) of female mice. The present data are the first to demonstrate marked sex-related differences in the latent period following brain injury in a rodent model of acquired epilepsy. Furthermore, our data demonstrate that the choice of anesthestic agent during kainate administration affects SE severity and as a

  11. Development of a radiation-sensitive indicator

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    Abdel-Fattah, A. A.; El-Kelany, M.; Abdel-Rehim, F.

    1996-10-01

    A poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) film containing acid-sensitive dye (bromophenol red, BPR) and water soluble chlorine-containing substance [CCl 3COONa or chloral hydrate (CCl 3CH(OH) 2, 2,2,2-trichloroethan-1,1-diol)] may be useful as a radiation-sensitive indicator. The acid-sensitive dye in the film changes its color from violet to pale yellow by irradiation due to the consequent lowering of the pH of the film caused by the HCl generated from the radiolysis of the Cl-containing substance. This film can be used as a dosimeter in a relatively low dose range up to 5 kGy. This response range makes this film useful in some food irradiation, pasteurization and water purification applications. The effects of temperature and relative humidity during irradiation and post-irradiation storage on the response of the film are discussed. It is inexpensive, does not require toxic solvents in preparation and easy to prepare in a laboratory.

  12. Review of pharmacokinetic models for target controlled infusions in anesthesia

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    Subash Kennedy Sivasubramaniam

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Intravenous injection of anesthetic drugs dates back to the 17th Century when opium and chloral hydrate have been injected intravenously. It was not until the 1930s intravenous anesthesia became popular with the invention of barbiturates.Early intravenous anesthetic agents such as barbiturates were ideal for induction of anesthesia, but not suitable for maintenance of anesthesia. Most of these drugs accumulated significantly with increasing durations of infusion and also resulted in cardiorespiratory depression. The invention of propofol and shorter acting opioid analgesics such as remifentanil and alfentanil have revolutionized intravenous anesthesia. The rapid onset and offset of these drugs lends itself to being suitable agents for maintenance of anesthesia over prolonged periods of time. Detailed understanding of the pharmacokinetics of propofol and remifentanil, combined with technological advances in intravenous pumps capable of accurate delivery of drugs have resulted in great development of the field of total intravenous anesthesia and target controlled infusions. I would like to discuss, in this article, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacokinetic models behind these intravenous infusion pumps. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3(3.000: 417-423

  13. EFFECT OF ELECTROACUPUNCTURE ON ACONITINE-INDUCED VENTRICULAR TACHYARRHYTHIMIA

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    ZENG Qing; OUYANG Xing-biao; LI Man; LIU Xiao-chun; GUAN Xin-min

    2005-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on aconitine-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Methods: Twenty SD rats ate (300 mg/kg, I.p.) were evenly and anesthetized with chloral hydrrandomly divided into control and EA groups. Ventricular arrhythmia was induced by intravenous infusion of 0.001% aconitine (I.v., 3.5 mg/kg, 0.4 mL/min). EA (4~16 Hz, 1~3 V) was applied to "Neiguan"(内关 PC 6) and "Jianshi"(间使 PC 5) for 30 min. ECG was recorded andanalyzed to determine ventricular premature beat (VPB), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF). Results: EA elevated the dose threshold of aconitine-induced VF (P<0.05), delayed the occurrence of VT and VF (P<0.01), prolonged the survival time and reduced the mortality of rats treated with aconitine (P<0.01). Conclusion: EA can suppress aconitine-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia.

  14. Disinfection byproduct formation from chlorination of pure bacterial cells and pipeline biofilms.

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    Wang, Jun-Jian; Liu, Xin; Ng, Tsz Wai; Xiao, Jie-Wen; Chow, Alex T; Wong, Po Keung

    2013-05-15

    Disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation is commonly attributed to the reaction between natural organic matters and disinfectants, yet few have considered the contribution from disinfecting bacterial materials - the essential process of water disinfection. Here, we explored the DBP formation from chlorination and chloramination of Escherichia coli and found that most selected DBPs were detectable, including trihalomethanes, haloacetonitriles, chloral hydrate, chloropicrin, and 1,1,1-trichloro-2-propanone. A positive correlation (P = 0.08-0.09) between DBP formation and the log reduction of E. coli implied that breaking down of bacterial cells released precursors for DBP formation. As Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a dominant bacterial species in pipeline biofilms, the DBP formation potentials (DBPFPs) from its planktonic cells and biofilms were characterized. Planktonic cells formed 7-11 times greater trihalomethanes per carbon of those from biofilms but significantly lower (P disinfection of bacterial planktonic cells in source water and ex situ reaction between biofilms and residual chlorine in pipeline networks as hitherto unknown DBP sources in drinking water.

  15. [Effect of Three Typical Disinfection Byproducts on Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance].

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    Lü, Lu; Zhang, Meng-lu; Wang, Chun-ming; Lin, Hui-rong; Yu, Xin

    2015-07-01

    The effect of typical disinfection byproducts (DBPs) on bacterial antibiotic resistance was investigated in this study. chlorodibromomethane (CDBM), iodoacetic acid (IAA) and chloral hydrate (CH) were selected, which belong to trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetic acids (HAAs) and aldehydes, respectively. After exposure to the selected DBPs, the resistance change of the tested strains to antibiotics was determined. As a result, all of the three DBPs induced Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 to gain increased resistance to the five antibiotics tested, and the DBPs ranked as IAA > CH > CDBM according to their enhancement effects. Multidrug resistance could also be enhanced by treatment with IAA. The same result was observed in Escherichia coli K12, suggesting that the effect of DBPs on antibiotic resistance was a common phenomenon. The mechanism was probably that DBPs stimulated oxidative stress, which induced mutagenesis. And the antibiotic resistance mutation frequency could be increased along with mutagenesis. This study revealed that the acquisition of bacterial antibiotic resistance might be related to DBPs in drinking water systems. Besides the genotoxicological risks, the epidemiological risks of DBPs should not be overlooked.

  16. Reducing natural organic matter and disinfection by-product precursors by alternating oxic and anoxic conditions during engineered short residence time riverbank filtration: A laboratory-scale column study.

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    Liu, Peng; Farré, Maria José; Keller, Jurg; Gernjak, Wolfgang

    2016-09-15

    Riverbank filtration (RBF) with days to months of residence time has been successfully used as treatment or pre-treatment process to improve water quality for decades. However, its feasibility depends on the local hydrogeological conditions. Therefore, for sites unsuitable to traditional RBF, a smaller engineered RBF may be an option. This study evaluates the performance of engineered short residence time RBF on improving water quality, focusing on the removal of natural organic matter (NOM) and the reduction of precursors of carbon and nitrogen disinfection by-products (DBP). Lab-scale experiments were conducted with surface feed water from a drinking water plant. The results showed that within 6days hydraulic retention time (HRT), 60-70% dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and 70-80% ultraviolet absorbance at 254nm (UV254) could be removed. During the whole filtration process, biodegradation was responsible for the removal of organic matter, and it was found that alternating redox condition between oxic and anoxic was beneficial for the overall performance of the RBF. Dissolved oxygen (DO) had a substantial impact on the removal of DBP precursors. For carbon-containing DBP (C-DBP) precursors' removal, re-aeration after a sequence of oxic and anoxic conditions could further increase the removal efficiencies from 50%, 60%, and 60% to 80%, 90%, and 80% for trihalomethanes (THMs), chloral hydrate (CH), and haloketones (HKs). Prolonged anoxic conditions were however beneficial for the removal of nitrogen-containing DBP (N-DBP) precursors. PMID:27203522

  17. Technical Note: Enhanced reactivity of nitrogenous organohalogen formation from plant litter to bacteria

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    J. J. Wang

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available C1/C2 organohalogens (organohalogens with one or two carbon atoms can have significant environmental toxicity and ecological impact, such as carcinogenesis, ozone depletion and global warming. Natural halogenation processes have been identified for a wide range of natural organic matter, including soils, plant and animal debris, algae, and fungi. Yet, few have considered these organohalogens generated from the ubiquitous bacteria, one of the largest biomass pools on Earth. Here, we report and confirm the formation of chloroform (CHCl3 dichloro-acetonitrile (CHCl2CN, chloral hydrate (CCl3CH(OH2 and their brominated analogues by direct halogenation of seven strains of common bacteria and nine cellular monomers. Comparing different major C stocks during litter decomposition stages in terrestrial ecosystems, from plant litter, decomposed litter, to bacteria, increasing reactivity for nitrogenous organohalogen yield was observed with decreasing C/N ratio. Our results raise the possibility that natural halogenation of bacteria represents a significant and overlooked contribution to global organohalogen burdens. As bacteria are decomposers that alter the C quality by transforming organic matter pools from high to low C/N ratio and constitute a large organic N pool, the bacterial activity is expected to affect the C, N, and halogen cycling through natural halogenation reactions.

  18. Technical Note: Reactivity of C1 and C2 organohalogens formation – from plant litter to bacteria

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    J. J. Wang

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available C1/C2 organohalogens (organohalogens with one or two carbon atoms can have significant environmental toxicity and ecological impact, such as carcinogenesis, ozone depletion and global warming. Natural halogenation processes have been identified for a wide range of natural organic matter, including soils, plant and animal debris, algae, and fungi. Yet, few have considered these organohalogens generated from the ubiquitous bacteria, one of the largest biomass pools on earth. Here, we report and confirm the formation of chloroform (CHCl3 dichloro-acetonitrile (CHCl2CN, chloral hydrate (CCl3CH(OH2 and their brominated analogues by direct halogenation of seven strains of common bacteria and nine cellular monomers. Comparing different major C stocks during litter decomposition stages in terrestrial ecosystems, from plant litter, decomposed litter, to bacteria, we found increasing reactivity for nitrogenous organohalogen yield with decreasing C/N ratio. Our results raise the possibility that natural halogenation of bacteria represents a significant and overlooked contribution to global organohalogen burdens. As bacteria are decomposers that alter the C quality by transforming organic matter pools from high to low C/N ratio and constitute a large organic N pool, the bacterial activity is expected to affect the C, N, and halogen cycling through natural halogenation reactions.

  19. Management of pain in the postoperative neonate.

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    Truog, R; Anand, K J

    1989-03-01

    Only recently has the use of anesthesia and analgesia become widely accepted in the newborn infant. This is largely a result of the overwhelming evidence that neonates have the neurologic substrate for the perception of pain and display characteristic behavioral, physiologic, metabolic, and hormonal responses to noxious stimuli. The management of postoperative pain in the surgical neonate begins in the operating room, where techniques can be chosen that will ease the transition into the postoperative period. For postoperative analgesia, the most widely used and effective agents are the narcotics morphine and fentanyl. They may be administered either intermittently or continuously, and with proper precautions may be given to both intubated and nonintubated newborns. Other medications for analgesia and sedation are not as well studied in the newborn, but chloral hydrate and the benzodiazepines are useful for sedation, and acetaminophen may be used for analgesia alone or for potentiating the effect of narcotics. In addition, a number of creative nonpharmacologic techniques are being developed and promise to further decrease the discomfort experienced by postoperative neonates.

  20. Effects of ozone and ozone/peroxide pretreatments on disinfection byproduct formation during subsequent chlorination and chloramination.

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    Yang, Xin; Peng, Jinfeng; Chen, Baiyang; Guo, Wanhong; Liang, Yongmei; Liu, Wei; Liu, Lu

    2012-11-15

    Ozone (O3) and ozone/hydrogen peroxide (O3/H2O2) can be used in water treatment facilities to remove many organic micropollutants with taste, odor, and color implications. The effects of O3 and O3/H2O2 on the formation of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in subsequent chlorination and chloramination processes, however, are not well determined. In this study, we compared the yields of a series of regulated and emerging DBPs during sequenced O3-Cl2, O3/H2O2-Cl2, O3-NH2Cl, and O3/H2O2-NH2Cl oxidation of 11 samples, each with different hydrophobicity, bromide concentration, soluble microbial products, and humic substances. For most water, pretreatment with O3 and O3/H2O2 increased the formation of chloral hydrate (CH), trichloronitromethane (TCNM) and haloketones (HKs) but lowered the yields of haloacetonitriles (HANs) during chlorination processes. Compared with O3 alone, O3/H2O2 in combination generated more CH and HKs during chlorination, and their extents of formation appeared to depend on the O3 doses. In terms of chloramination, both O3 and O3/H2O2 reduced THM, HAA, and HAN formation significantly without increasing CH, TCNM, or HKs. These results suggest that O3 or O3/H2O2 pretreatments may provide some benefits for the chloramination process in controlling regulated and emerging DBPs in waters without high bromide content. PMID:23009791

  1. Biodegradation of the Organophosphate Trichlorfon and Its Major Degradation Products by a Novel Aspergillus sydowii PA F-2.

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    Tian, Jiang; Dong, Qiaofeng; Yu, Chenlei; Zhao, Ruixue; Wang, Jing; Chen, Lanzhou

    2016-06-01

    Trichlorfon (TCF) is an important organophosphate pesticide in agriculture. However, limited information is known about the biodegradation behaviors and kinetics of this pesticide. In this study, a newly isolated fungus (PA F-2) from pesticide-polluted soils was identified as Aspergillus sydowii on the basis of the sequencing of internal transcribed spacer rDNA. This fungus degraded TCF as sole carbon, sole phosphorus, and sole carbon-phosphorus sources in a mineral salt medium (MSM). Optimal TCF degradation conditions were determined through response surface methodology, and results also revealed that 75.31% of 100 mg/L TCF was metabolized within 7 days. The degradation of TCF was accelerated, and the mycelial dry weight of PA F-2 was remarkably increased in MSM supplemented with exogenous sucrose and yeast extract. Five TCF metabolic products were identified through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. TCF could be initially hydrolyzed to dichlorvos and then be degraded through the cleavage of the P-C bond to produce dimethyl hydrogen phosphate and chloral hydrate. These two compounds were subsequently deoxidized to produce dimethyl phosphite and trichloroethanal. These results demonstrate the biodegradation pathways of TCF and promote the potential use of PA F-2 to bioremediate TCF-contaminated environments. PMID:27161040

  2. Study on etiology and treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children

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    Dong LI

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The clinical data of 182 children with convulsive status epilepticus (CSE were analyzed. There were 21 cases with refractory status epilepticus (RSE and 161 cases with non-refractory status epilepticus (non-RSE. Etiological factors mainly included epilepsy in 54 cases, intracranial infection in 49 cases, and complex febrile seizure in 44 cases. In the ictal stage, 102 cases were treated with clonazepam by intravenous injection, 54 cases with diazepam by intravenous injection, 46 cases with midazolam by intravenous injection, 36 cases with phenobarbital by muscular injection, and 32 cases with 6.5% chloral hydrate by nosal feeding or clyster. The etiology of CSE in children is various. Epilepsy, intracranial infection and complex febrile seizure are the main causes. Poor prognosis and high mortality often occur in RSE caused by severe viral encephalitis. So the fundamental principle of treatment is to control CSE quickly and avoid the damage of brain and other important organs. DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1672-6731.2015.11.009

  3. Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Degradation in Plants: Mechanisms and Enhancement of Phytoremediation of Groundwater Contamination

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    Stuart Strand

    2004-09-27

    The research objectives for this report are: (1) Transform poplar and other tree species to extend and optimize chlorinated hydrocarbon (CHC) oxidative activities. (2) Determine the mechanisms of CHC oxidation in plants. (3) Isolate the genes responsible for CHC oxidation in plants. We have made significant progress toward an understanding of the biochemical mechanism of CHC transformation native to wild-type poplar. We have identified chloral, trichloroethanol, trichloroacetic acid, and dichloroacetic acid as products of TCE metabolism in poplar plants and in tissue cultures of poplar cells.(Newman et al. 1997; Newman et al. 1999) Use of radioactively labeled TCE showed that once taken up and transformed, most of the TCE was incorporated into plant tissue as a non-volatile, unextractable residue.(Shang et al. 2001; Shang and Gordon 2002) An assay for this transformation was developed and validated using TCE transformation by poplar suspension cells. Using this assay, it was shown that two different activities contribute to the fixation of TCE by poplar cells: one associated with cell walls and insoluble residues, the other associated with a high molecular weight, heat labile fraction of the cell extract, a fixation that was apparently catalyzed by plant enzymes.

  4. Elimination of disinfection byproduct formation potential in reclaimed water during solar light irradiation.

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    Qian-Yuan, Wu; Chao, Li; Ye, Du; Wen-Long, Wang; Huang, Huang; Hong-Ying, Hu

    2016-05-15

    Ecological storage of reclaimed water in ponds and lakes is widely applied in water reuse. During reclaimed water storage, solar light can degrade pollutants and improve water quality. This study investigated the effects of solar light irradiation on the disinfection byproduct formation potential in reclaimed water, including haloacetonitriles (HANs), trichloronitromethane (TCNM), trihalomethanes (THMs), haloketones (HKs) and chloral hydrate (CH). Natural solar light significantly decreased the formation potential of HANs, TCNM, and HKs in reclaimed water, but had a limited effect on the formation potential of THMs and CH. Ultraviolet (UV) light in solar radiation played a dominant role in the decrease of the formation potential of HANs, TCNM and HKs. Among the disinfection byproducts, the removal kinetic constant of dichloroacetonitrile (DCAN) with irradiation dose was much larger than those for dichloropropanone (1,1-DCP), trichloropropanone (1,1,1-TCP) and TCNM. During solar irradiation, fluorescence spectra intensities of reclaimed water also decreased significantly. The removal of tyrosine (Tyr)-like and tryptophan (Trp)-like protein fluorescence spectra intensity volumes was correlated to the decrease in DCAN formation potential. Solar irradiation was demonstrated to degrade Trp, Tyr and their DCAN formation potential. The photolysis products of Trp after solar irradiation were detected as kynurenine and tryptamine, which had chloroform, CH and DCAN formation potential lower than those of Trp. PMID:27010786

  5. Anticompulsive Activity of a New Pyrazolo[C]Pyridine Derivative GIZh-72 under Conditions of Unpredictable Chronic Mild Stress.

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    Kudryashov, N V; Kalinina, T S; Zhmurenko, L A; Voronina, T A

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    Anticompulsive activity of a novel compound GIZh-72 (4,6-dimethyl-2-(4-chlorphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-C]Pyridine-3-on, chloral hydrate) in a dose of 20 mg/kg (single, subchronic, and chronic administration) in comparison with fluvoxamine (25 mg/kg) was studied in the marble burying test in the model of unpredictable chronic mild stress on BALB/c mice. GIZh-72 produced an anticompulsive effect that increased with increasing treatment duration under stress conditions in contrast to fluvoxamine that induced inversion of this effect after long-term administration. Neuroleptic activity of GIZh-72 in doses of 20 and 40 mg/kg was studied on the model of apomorphine-induced climbing in C57Bl/6 mice. In contrast to haloperidol (0.5 mg/kg), GIZh-72 exhibited no neuroleptic properties. Our results indicate that GIZh-72 holds much promise for pharmacotherapy of obsessive-compulsive disorder. PMID:27502699

  6. Swimbladder membrane protein of an abyssal fish, Coryphaenoides acrolepis.

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    Mosholder, R S; Josephson, R V; Phleger, C F

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    Protein components of the membranous foamy tissue collected from the swimbladder of Coryphaenoides acrolepis, a continental slope/deep sea grenadier fish, were partially fractionated and characterized by procedures used successfully for erythrocyte membrane proteins. Methods involving pH and ionic strength adjustment in the presence of EDTA and beta-mercaptoethanol resulted in some protein fractionation but no distinct separation or isolation of membrane proteins. Gel filtration by Sephadex G-100 and Sepharose 2B in the presence of dodecyl sulfate partially fractionated protein species between 18,000 and 150,000 molecular weight (as confirmed by dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis). Low molecular weight proteins were resolvable into a few diffuse and streaky bands by dodecyl sulfate and chloral hydrate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, the former giving superior reso-ution. A major fraction of large molecular weight protein (greater than or equal to 40 X 10(6)) was not resolved by any method. A possible explanation for these unusual findings is that decompression due to rapid ascent of the fish from deep ocean caused irreversible alteration of swimbladder membrane proteins. PMID:504363

  7. Production of various disinfection byproducts in indoor swimming pool waters treated with different disinfection methods.

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    Lee, Jin; Jun, Myung-Jin; Lee, Man-Ho; Lee, Min-Hwan; Eom, Seog-Won; Zoh, Kyung-Duk

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    In this study, the concentrations of disinfection byproducts (DBPs), including trihalomethanes (THMs; chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane, and bromoform), haloacetic acids (HAAs; dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid), haloacetonitriles (HANs; dichloroacetonitrile, trichloroacetonitrile, bromochloroacetonitrile, and dibromoacetonitrile), and chloral hydrate (CH) were measured in 86 indoor swimming pools in Seoul, Korea, treated using different disinfection methods, such as chlorine, ozone and chlorine, and a technique that uses electrochemically generated mixed oxidants (EGMOs). The correlations between DBPs and other environmental factors such as with total organic carbon (TOC), KMnO(4) consumption, free residual chlorine, pH, and nitrate (NO(3)(-)) in the pools were examined. The geometric mean concentrations of total DBPs in swimming pool waters were 183.1±2.5μg/L, 32.6±2.1μg/L, and 139.9±2.4μg/L in pools disinfected with chlorine, ozone/chlorine, and EGMO, respectively. The mean concentrations of total THMs (TTHMs), total HAAs (THAAs), total HANs (THANs), and CH differed significantly depending on the disinfection method used (Pdisinfection method. TOC showed a good correlation with the concentrations of DBPs in all swimming pools (chlorine; r=0.82, Pchlorine; r=0.52, Pdisinfected with chlorine and ozone/chlorine (chlorine; r=0.58; ozone/chlorine; r=0.60, P<0.01), whereas was negative correlated with the concentrations of total DBPs (r=-0.53, P<0.01) in the EGMO-treated pools.

  8. Chlorination of oxybenzone: Kinetics, transformation, disinfection byproducts formation, and genotoxicity changes.

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    Zhang, Shujuan; Wang, Xiaomao; Yang, Hongwei; Xie, Yuefeng F

    2016-07-01

    UV filters are a kind of emerging contaminant, and their transformation behavior in water treatment processes has aroused great concern. In particular, toxic products might be produced during reaction with disinfectants during the disinfection process. As one of the most widely used UV filters, oxybenzone has received significant attention, because its transformation and toxicity changes during chlorine oxidation are a concern. In our study, the reaction between oxybenzone and chlorine followed pseudo-first-order and second-order kinetics. Three transformation products were detected by LC-MS/MS, and the stability of products followed the order of tri-chloro-methoxyphenoyl > di-chlorinated oxybenzone > mono-chlorinated oxybenzone. Disinfection byproducts (DBPs) including chloroform, trichloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid and chloral hydrate were quickly formed, and increased at a slower rate until their concentrations remained constant. The maximum DBP/oxybenzone molar yields for the four compounds were 12.02%, 6.28%, 0.90% and 0.23%, respectively. SOS/umu genotoxicity test indicated that genotoxicity was highly elevated after chlorination, and genotoxicity showed a significantly positive correlation with the response of tri-chloro-methoxyphenoyl. Our results indicated that more genotoxic transformation products were produced in spite of the elimination of oxybenzone, posing potential threats to drinking water safety. This study shed light on the formation of DBPs and toxicity changes during the chlorination process of oxybenzone.

  9. Changes in dissolved organic matter fluorescence and disinfection byproduct formation from UV and subsequent chlorination/chloramination.

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    Lyon, Bonnie A; Cory, Rose M; Weinberg, Howard S

    2014-01-15

    Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is being increasingly used to help drinking water utilities meet finished water quality regulations, but its influence on disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors and DBP formation is not completely understood. This study investigated the effect of medium pressure (MP) UV combined with chlorination/chloramination on the fluorescent fraction of dissolved organic matter (DOM) isolated from a United States surface water with median total organic carbon content. Parallel factor analysis was used to understand how UV may alter the capacity of DOM to form DBPs of potential human health concern. The production of chloral hydrate and cyanogen chloride from MP UV followed by chlorine or chloramine, respectively, correlated with a decrease in fluorescence intensity of a protein/tryptophan-like component (R(2)=0.79-0.99) and a humic-like component (R(2)=0.91-1.00). This suggests that the UV-induced precursors to these compounds originated from DOM with similar characteristics to these components. The fluorescent DOM components identified in this study are similar to reoccurring components that have been previously identified in a range of raw and treated waters, and this work demonstrates the value of using fluorescence analysis of DOM to understand the relationships between DOM source and DBP formation under a range of treatment conditions.

  10. Characterization of haloacetaldehyde and trihalomethane formation potentials during drinking water treatment.

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    Mao, Yu-Qin; Wang, Xiao-Mao; Guo, Xian-Fen; Yang, Hong-Wei; Xie, Yuefeng F

    2016-09-01

    Haloacetaldehydes (HAs) are the third prevalent group of disinfection by-products (DBPs) of great health concern. In this study, their formation and speciation during chlorination were investigated for raw and process waters collected at three O3-biological activated carbon (BAC) advanced drinking water treatment plants. The results showed that all HA formation potentials (HAFPs) were highly enhanced whenever ozone was applied before or after conventional treatment. Sand filtration and BAC filtration could substantially reduce HAFPs. Trihalomethanes (THMs) were also measured to better understand the role of HAs in DBPs. Very different from HAFPs, THMFPs kept decreasing with the progress of treatment steps, which was mainly attributed to the different precursors for HAs and THMs. Brominated HAs were detected in bromide-containing waters. Chloral hydrate (CH) contributed from 25% to 48% to the total HAs formed in waters containing 100-150 μg L(-1) bromide, indicating the wide existence of other HAs after chlorination besides CH production. In addition, bromide incorporation factor (BIF) in HAs and THMs increased with the progress of treatment steps and the BIF values of THMs were generally higher than those of HAs. The BAC filtration following ozonation could significantly reduce HA precursors produced from ozonation but without complete removal. The brominated HAFPs in the outflow of BAC were still higher than their levels in the raw water. As a result, O3-BAC combined treatment was effective at controlling the total HAs, whereas it should be cautious for waters with high bromide levels.

  11. APPLICATION OF THE ANK ANOLYTE SUPER NEW GENERATION DRUG FOR DISINFECTION OF HATCHING EGGS

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    Full Text Available Spraying the hatching eggs with disinfecting solution was found to be the effective mean to decrease a risk of bacterial contamination. The most used disinfection means contain quaternary ammonium compounds, phenols, iodine of glutaric aldehyde. However, some disinfectants have ability to close pores on to the egg in case of applicating on the surface of egg that results in decreasing evaporation of water during incubation and decreasing hatching. The most popular methods is gazation with using the preparation on a base of formaldehyde, formalin, potassium permanganate. The above-mentioned methods have the risks of potential danger for hatching eggs and developing embryos. For biocidic treatment of eggs YF-irradiation is used, as well as ozone, but it penetrates into eggs owing to eggs pores and destabilizes embryo. Moreover, ozone possesses the toxic, corrosive and inflammable properties and its using must be controlled. Some disinfectants, especially chloral-containing preparation have a property to react with cuticle of eggshell and falls their activity. Other disinfectants, as a rule, block the pores and make difficult gazoexchanging. Using the preparation on a base of electroactivatel solutions of sodium chloride. Was detected to be one of the perspective approaches to disinfection of hatching eggs. The results of study on a development of disinfection technology for hatching eggs contaminated by bacteria and fungi with using the Super ANK Anolyte

  12. Effects of ozonation on disinfection byproduct formation and speciation during subsequent chlorination.

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    Mao, Yuqin; Wang, Xiaomao; Yang, Hongwei; Wang, Haoyu; Xie, Yuefeng F

    2014-12-01

    Ozone has been widely used for drinking water treatment recently. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of dosing ozone on the formation potentials and speciation of disinfection by-products (DBPs, brominated DBPs in particular) during subsequent chlorination. Trihalomethanes (THMs), trihaloacetic acids (THAAs), dihaloacetic acids (DHAAs), dihaloacetonitriles (DHANs), chloral hydrate (CH)and trichloronitromethane (TCNM) were included. The results showed that the yields of THMs, THAAs and DHAAs reached the maxima at 1.83, 0.65 and 0.56 μM, respectively, corresponding to an ozone dose approximately at 2 mg L(-1). The formation potentials of CH and TCNM increased, while that of DHAN decreased, with the increase of ozone dose up to 6 mg L(-1). The bromide incorporation factor values of THMs, THAAs, DHAAs and DHANs increased from 0.62, 0.37, 0.45 and 0.39 at O3=0 mg L(-1) to 0.89, 0.65, 0.62 and 0.89 at O3=6 mg L(-1), respectively. It indicated that the use of ozone as a primary disinfectant may cause a shift to more brominated DBPs during subsequent chlorination, and the shift may be more evident with increased ozone dose. The total percentage of brominated DBPs (as bromide) reached the maximum value of 55% at 2 mg L(-1) ozone dose.

  13. Identification of drugs that restore primary cilium expression in cancer cells

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    Khan, Niamat Ali; Willemarck, Nicolas; Talebi, Ali; Marchand, Arnaud; Binda, Maria Mercedes; Dehairs, Jonas; Rueda-Rincon, Natalia; Daniels, Veerle W.; Bagadi, Muralidhararao; Raj, Deepak Balaji Thimiri Govinda; Vanderhoydonc, Frank; Munck, Sebastian; Chaltin, Patrick; Swinnen, Johannes V.

    2016-01-01

    The development of cancer is often accompanied by a loss of the primary cilium, a microtubule-based cellular protrusion that functions as a cellular antenna and that puts a break on cell proliferation. Hence, restoration of the primary cilium in cancer cells may represent a novel promising approach to attenuate tumor growth. Using a high content analysis-based approach we screened a library of clinically evaluated compounds and marketed drugs for their ability to restore primary cilium expression in pancreatic ductal cancer cells. A diverse set of 118 compounds stimulating cilium expression was identified. These included glucocorticoids, fibrates and other nuclear receptor modulators, neurotransmitter regulators, ion channel modulators, tyrosine kinase inhibitors, DNA gyrase/topoisomerase inhibitors, antibacterial compounds, protein inhibitors, microtubule modulators, and COX inhibitors. Certain compounds also dramatically affected the length of the cilium. For a selection of compounds (Clofibrate, Gefitinib, Sirolimus, Imexon and Dexamethasone) their ability to restore ciliogenesis was confirmed in a panel of human cancer cell line models representing different cancer types (pancreas, lung, kidney, breast). Most compounds attenuated cell proliferation, at least in part through induction of the primary cilium, as demonstrated by cilium removal using chloral hydrate. These findings reveal that several commonly used drugs restore ciliogenesis in cancer cells, and warrant further investigation of their antineoplastic properties. PMID:26862738

  14. Efficacy and safety of oral triclofos as sedative for children undergoing sleep electroencephalogram: An observational study

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    Jain, Puneet; Sharma, Suvasini; Sharma, Ankita; Goel, Shaiphali; Jose, Anjali; Aneja, Satinder

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: Triclofos may be a better sedative in view of better palatability and less gastric irritation as compared to chloral hydrate. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of triclofos (a commonly used sedative in India) as a sedative for sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) study in children. Methods: This prospective observational study was carried out in a tertiary care pediatric center. Consecutive children aged 6 months to 5 years referred for sleep EEG evaluation were recruited. Their clinical details were noted in a proforma after an informed consent. After a trial for natural sleep, oral triclofos was administered. Sleep parameters and adverse effects were noted. Results: One-hundred and sixty children were then enrolled. EEG was successfully recorded in 149 (93.1%) children. Median latency of sleep onset was 30 min and median duration of sleep was 90 min. The adverse effects in the following 24 h were mild and included dizziness, irritability, and vomiting. Conclusions: Oral triclofos was found to be an effective sedative for EEG in children with minimal adverse effects.

  15. Effects of intravenous administration of bone marrow stromal stem cells on cognitive impairment of the whole-brain irradiated rat models

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    Objective: To explore the effect of intravenous infusion of bone marrow stromal stem cells(MSCs) on cognitive function of rats after whole brain irradiation. Methods: MSCs were isolated and cultured from adult rats. After Sprague-Dawly female rats were anaesthetized with chloral hydrate, their whole cerebrum was irradiated with a single dose of 20 Gy by 6 MV X-ray. Seven days after irradiation, 4 x 106 Hoechst33342-1abelled MSCs were intravenously injected into the tail vein of these rats. Four and 8 weeks after transplantation, the learning and memorizing ability was measured with the Y maze test. Immunohistochemical method was used to identify MSCs or ceils derived from MSCs in the brain. Results: The learning and memorizing ability of irradiation groups were significantly different from that of normal control group (P < 0.01). Significant improvement of cognitive impairment was observed in rats treated with MSCs at 4 and 8 weeks after transplantation as compared with the controll groups (P<0.05). This showed that the MSCs survived and were localized to the brain tissue. The number of Hoechst33342 immunohistofluorescence positive cells and double-immunostaining cells significantly decreased in 8 weeks group as compared with the 4 weeks group. Conclusion: Marrow stromal stem cells delivered to the irradiation brain tissue through intravenous route improve the cognitive impairment after whole brain irradiation. These cells may survive and differentiate in the brain tissue of irradiated rats. (authors)

  16. Controlled Burning of Forest Detritus Altering Spectroscopic Characteristics and Chlorine Reactivity of Dissolved Organic Matter: Effects of Temperature and Oxygen Availability.

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    Wang, Jun-Jian; Dahlgren, Randy A; Chow, Alex T

    2015-12-15

    Forest fires occur with increasing frequency and severity in the western United States, potentially altering the chemistry and quantity of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors exported from forested watersheds. However, little is known concerning effects of the fire triangle (heat, oxygen, and fuel) on DOM alteration. Using detritus from Pinus ponderosa and Abies concolor (dominant species in forests in the western United States), we prepared DOM from unburned and burned detritus under hypoxic (pyrolysis) and oxic conditions (thermal oxidation) at 250 and 400 °C. DOM characteristics and chlorine reactivity were evaluated by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy and chlorination-based DBP formation potential tests. Spectroscopic results suggest that burned-detritus extracts had lower molecular weight (reflected by increased E2:E3 and fluorescence index) and divergent aromaticity (reflected by SUVA254) depending on oxygen availability. Temperature and oxygen availability interacted to alter the chlorine reactivity of fire-affected DOM. Increasing temperature from 50 to 400 °C resulted in decreased reactivities for trihalomethane and chloral hydrate formation and divergent reactivities for haloacetonitrile formation (unchanged for pyrolysis and increased for oxidation) and haloketone formation (increased for pyrolysis and decreased for oxidation). We demonstrate that DBP precursors in fire-affected forest detritus are highly dependent on temperature and oxygen availability. PMID:26496434

  17. An improved method for karyotype analyses of marine algae

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    Wang, Juan; Dai, Jixun

    2008-05-01

    Modified carbol fuchsin staining method was successfully introduced into the karyotype analyses of marine algae, including Porphyra, Undaria pinnatifida and Laminaria japonica. Haploid chromosomes were numbered clearly in the vegetative, spermatangial and conchosporangial cells of P. haitanensis and P. yezoensis. Diploid chromosomes were observed and numbered in immature conchosporangial cells of P. haitanensis and P. yezoensis. Pit-connections of Porphyra were also clearly demonstrated. Prophase chromosomes of conchocelis cells were also clearly stained with modified carbol fuchsin. One molar per liter hydrochloric hydrolysis at 60°C for 7-8 min is necessary for getting transparent cytoplasm for conchosporangial karyotype analysis of Porphyra. Staining effects of the three methods using iron alum acetocarmine, aceto-iron-haematoxylin-chloral hydrate and modified carbol fuchsin were compared on the vegetative, spermatangial and conchosporangial cells of Porphyra and the gametophytes of U. pinnatifida and L. japonica. Among the three methods, the modified carbol fuchsin method gave the best result of deep staining and good contrast between nucleus and cytoplasm.

  18. An Improved Method for Karyotype Analyses of Marine Algae

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    WANG Juan; DAI Jixun

    2008-01-01

    Modified carbol fuchsin staining method was successfully introduced into the karyotype analyses of marine algae, in-cluding Porphyra, Undaria pinnatifida and Laminaria japonica. Haploid chromosomes were numbered clearly in the vegetative, spermatangial and conchosporangial cells of P. haitanensis and P. yezoensis. Diploid chromosomes were observed and numbered in immature conchosporangial cells of P. haitanensis and P. yezoensis. Pit-connections of Porphyra were also clearly demonstrated. Prophase chromosomes of conchocelis cells were also clearly stained with modified carbol fuchsin. One molar per liter hydrochloric hydrolysis at 60℃ for 7-8min is necessary for getting transparent cytoplasm for conchosporangial karyotype analysis of Porphyra. Staining effects of the three methods using iron alum acetocarmine, aceto-iron-haematoxylin-chloral hydrate and modified carbol fuchsin were compared on the vegetative, sperrnatangial and conchosporangial cells of Porphyra and the gametophytes of U. pinnati-fida and L. japonica. Among the three methods, the modified carbol fuchsin method gave the best result of deep staining and good contrast between nucleus and cytoplasm.

  19. 全身麻醉下顺式阿曲库铵对大鼠坐骨神经复合肌肉动作电位的影响%Effects of cisatracurium on compound muscle action potential of sciatic nerve in rats under general anesthesia

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    臧光辉; 孟祥虎; 樊龙昌; 李新华; 刘继红; 张传汉; 罗爱林; 田玉科

    2013-01-01

    目的:研究水合氯醛全麻状态下顺式阿曲库铵对大鼠坐骨神经复合肌肉动作电位(CMAP)的影响.方法:60只SD大鼠随机分为2组,7%水合氯醛腹腔注射麻醉后,实验组腹腔注射顺式阿曲库铵(0.93 mg/kg),对照组腹腔注射等体积生理盐水,立即刺激坐骨神经,记录大鼠腓肠肌CMAP变化,刺激间隔5 min.结果:麻醉生效后18 ~ 48 min 2组间峰峰值及潜伏期差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).实验组CMAP变化分3个阶段:诱导期,表现为峰峰值逐步下降,潜伏期延长,持续约10 min;抑制期,表现为峰峰值进一步降低,潜伏期进一步延长,之后有恢复趋势,持续约30 min;恢复期,表现为峰峰值、潜伏期恢复至用药前水平.对照组CMAP峰峰值与潜伏期均无显著变化(均P>0.05).结论:顺式阿曲库铵对大鼠腓肠肌CMAP有显著影响,而且呈阶段性变化,准确了解这种变化趋势,有助于术中及时为术者反馈信息,减少神经损伤.%Objective: To study the effects of cisatracurium on compound muscle action potential (CMAP) of sciatic nerve in rats under general anesthesia by chloral hydrate. Methods: A total of 60 SD rats were divided into two groups randomly. Cisatracurium (0. 93mg/kg) was injected intraperitoneally into the rats of the experimental group, and isotonic saline of the same volume in the control group after anesthetized by 7% chloral hydrate, respectively. Sciatic nerve was stimulated after injection at 5 minutes'intervals, and recorded the changes of CMAPs of gastrocnemius muscle. Results: Significant differences existed in peak-to-peak values and latencies between two groups 18-48 minutes after general anesthesia (P0. 05). Conclusions: The CMAPs of gastrocnemius muscles can be significantly impacted by cisatracurium, and present phase changes. Accurate understanding the trend of variation of CMAPs conduces to gather feedback information for operater during surgery, and thus may reduce nerve injury.

  20. Effects of different general anesthetics on serum hemolysis and hepatic and muscular glycogenolysis in rats

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    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Anesthetics can affect the structure and biological function of tissues and systems differentially. The aim of the present study was to compare three injectable anesthetics generally used in experiments with animals in terms of the degree of hemolysis and glycogenolysis occurring after profound anesthesia. Twenty-four male Wistar rats (330-440 g were divided into three groups (N = 8: chloral hydrate (CH, ketamine + xylazine (KX, Zoletil 50® (zolazepam and tiletamine + xylazine (ZTX. After deep anesthesia, total blood was collected. The liver and white (WG and red gastrocnemius (RG muscles were also immediately removed. The degree of serum hemolysis was quantified on the basis of hemoglobin concentration (g/L. Hepatic and muscular glycogen concentrations (mmol/kg wet tissue were quantified by the phenol-sulfuric method. The CH and KX groups exhibited serum hemolysis (4.0 ± 2.2 and 1.9 ± 0.9 g/L, respectively; P < 0.05 compared to the ZTX group, which presented none. Only KX induced elevated glycogenolysis (mmol/kg wet tissue in the liver (86.9 ± 63.2 and in WG (18.7 ± 9.0 and RG (15.2 ± 7.2; P < 0.05. The CH and ZTX groups exhibited no glycogenolysis in the liver (164.4 ± 41.1 and 176.8 ± 54.4, respectively, WG (28.8 ± 4.4, 32.0 ± 6.5, respectively or RG (29.0 ± 4.9; 25.3 ± 8.6, respectively. Our data indicate that ZTX seems to be an appropriate general anesthetic for studies that seek to simultaneously quantify the concentration of glycogen and serum biochemical markers without interferences. ZTX is reasonably priced, found easily at veterinary markets, quickly induces deep anesthesia, and presents a low mortality rate.

  1. Disinfection by-products and microbial contamination in the treatment of pool water with granular activated carbon.

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    Uhl, W; Hartmann, C

    2005-01-01

    For swimming pools, it is generally agreed that free chlorine levels have to be maintained to guarantee adequate disinfection. Recommended free chlorine levels can vary between 0.3 and 0.6 mg/L in Germany and up to 3 mg/L in other countries. Bathers introduce considerable amounts of organic matter, mainly in the form of such as urine and sweat, into the pool water. As a consequence, disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are formed. Regulations in Germany recommend levels of combined chlorine of less than 0.2 mg/L and levels of trihalomethanes (THMs) of less than 20 microg/L. Haloacetic acids (HAAs), haloacetonitriles (HANs), chloropicrin and chloral hydrate are also detected in considerable amounts. However, these compounds are not regulated yet. Swimming pool staff and swimmers, especially athletes, are primarily exposed to these byproducts by inhalation and/or dermal uptake. In Germany, new regulations for swimming pool water treatment generally require the use of activated carbon. In this project, three different types of granular activated carbon (GAC) (one standard GAC, two catalytic GACs) are compared for their long time behaviour in pool water treatment. In a pilot plant operated with real swimming pool water, production and removal of disinfection byproducts (THMs, HAAs, AOXs), of biodegradable substances (AOC), of bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella, coliforms, HPC) as well as the removal of chlorine and chloramines are monitored as function of GAC bed depth. Combined chlorine penetrates deeper in the filter bed than free chlorine does. However, both, free and combined chlorine removal efficiencies decrease over the time of filter operation. The decreases of removal efficiencies are also observed for parameters such as dissolved organic carbon, spectral absorption coefficient, adsorbable organic carbon and most of the disinfection byproducts. However, THMs, especially chloroform are produced in the filter bed. The GAC beds were contaminated microbially

  2. Health effects of disinfection by-products in chlorinated swimming pools.

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    Florentin, Arnaud; Hautemanière, Alexis; Hartemann, Philippe

    2011-11-01

    Increased attendance at swimming pools is correlated with higher input of organic and minerals pollutants introduced by swimmers in the swimming pool water. In most swimming pools, microbiological control is performed by disinfection with the addition of chlorine. Chlorine is now well-known to lead to the formation of many disinfection by-products (DBPs) including trihalomethanes and chloramines. The hypothesis of a link between the presence of eye and skin irritation syndromes in swimmers and contact with swimming pool water treated with chlorine was initially proposed by Mood (1953). During recent decades many epidemiological studies have described the importance of DBPs generated with natural or imported organic matter present in water. Many of these DBPs are suspected to be toxic or even carcinogenic. Trihalomethanes and haloacetic acid families are the most studied but others DBPs, like chloral hydrate, haloacetonitriles, N-nitrosodimethylamine and the bromate ion, are emerging compounds of interest. Epidemiological data about the risk of cancer are still controversial. However, numerous publications highlight a toxic risk especially the risk of allergy and respiratory symptoms for babies and elite swimmers. The few publications dedicated to risk assessment do not suggest increased risk, other than for elite swimmers. These publications are likely to underestimate the risk associated with DBPs because of the lack of data in the literature precludes the calculation of risk associated with certain compounds or certain pathways. Thus for regulations, the need to take into account the risks associated with disinfection by-products is now important without forgetting the need of the control of microbiological hazards in swimming pools. PMID:21885333

  3. Protective effect of aqueous extract of Embelia ribes Burm fruits in middle cerebral artery occlusion-induced focal cerebral ischemia in rats

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    Bhandari Uma

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The present study was carried out to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of the aqueous extract of Embelia ribes , in focal ischemic brain. Materials and Methods: Adult male Wistar albino rats were fed with the aqueous extract of Embelia ribes (100 and 200 mg/kg, p.o. for 30 days. After 30 days of feeding, all the animals were anaesthetized with chloral hydrate (400 mg/kg, i.p.. The right middle cerebral artery was occluded with a 4-0 suture for 2 h. The suture was removed after 2 h, to allow reperfusion injury. The animals were used for grip strength measurement, biochemical estimation in serum and brain tissue (hippocampus and frontal cortex and cerebral infarct size measurement. Results: In the ischemic group, a significant (P < 0.01 alteration in the markers of oxidative damage (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS; reduced glutathione (GSH; glutathione peroxidase (GPx; glutathione reductase (GR; and, glutathione-S-transferase (GST was observed in the hippocampus and frontal cortex, as compared to sham operated rats. We observed that the animals treated with the aqueous extract of Embelia ribes had a significant (P < 0.01 increase in the poststroke grip strength activity. Further, supplementation with aqueous extract of Embelia ribes reversed the levels/activities of the above mentioned biochemical parameters significantly (P< 0.01 and also resulted in decreased cerebral infarct area, as compared to the ischemic group. Conclusion: The results of our study, for the first time, provide clear evidence that aqueous extract of Embelia ribes pretreatment ameliorates cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury and enhances the antioxidant defense against middle cerebral artery occlusion-induced cerebral infarction in rats; it exhibits neuroprotective property.

  4. Comparative cytotoxic and genotoxic potential of 13 drinking water disinfection by-products using a microplate-based cytotoxicity assay and a developed SOS/umu assay.

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    Zhang, Shao-Hui; Miao, Dong-Yue; Tan, Li; Liu, Ai-Lin; Lu, Wen-Qing

    2016-01-01

    The implications of disinfection by-products (DBPs) present in drinking water are of public health concern because of their potential mutagenic, carcinogenic and other toxic effects on humans. In this study, we selected 13 main DBPs found in drinking water to quantitatively analyse their cytotoxicity and genotoxicity using a microplate-based cytotoxicity assay and a developed SOS/umu assay in Salmonella typhimurium TA1535/pSK1002. With the developed SOS/umu test, eight DBPs: 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2[5H]-fura3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2-[5H]-furanone (MX), dibromoacetonitrile (DBN), iodoacetic acid (IA), bromochloroacetonitrile (BCN), bromoacetic acid (BA), trichloroacetonitrile (TCN), dibromoacetic acid (DBA) and dichloroacetic acid (DCA) were significantly genotoxic to S. typhimurium. Three DBPs: chloroacetic acid (CA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and dichloroacetonitrile (DCN) were weakly genotoxic, whereas the remaining DBPs: chloroacetonitrile (CN) and chloral hydrate (CH) were negative. The rank order in decreasing genotoxicity was as follows: MX > DBN > IA > BCN > BA > TCN > DBA > DCA > CA, TCA, DCN > CN, CH. MX was approximately 370 000 times more genotoxic than DCA. In the microplate-based cytotoxicity assay, cytotoxic potencies of the 13 DBPs were compared and ranked in decreasing order as follows: MX > IA > DBN > BCN > BA > TCN > DCN > CA > DCA > DBA > CN > TCA > CH. MX was approximately 19 200 times more cytotoxic than CH. A statistically significant correlation was found between cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of the 13 DBPs in S. typhimurium. Results suggest that microplate-based cytotoxicity assay and the developed SOS/umu assay are feasible tools for analysing the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of DBPs, particularly for comparing their toxic intensities quantitatively.

  5. Dielectric relaxation phenomena of rigid polar liquid molecules under giga hertz electric field

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    K Dutta; S K Sit; S Acharyya

    2001-10-01

    The dielectric relaxation phenomena of rigid polar liquid molecules chloral and ethyltrichloroacetate () in benzene, -hexane and -heptane () under 4.2, 9.8 and 24.6 GHz electric fields at 30°C are studied to show the possible existence of double relaxation times 2 and 1 for rotations of the whole and the flexible parts of molecules. The probability of showing double relaxation is more in aliphatic solvents indicating their nonrigidity. The symmetric and asymmetric distribution parameters and are obtained from $'_{ij}/_{0ij}$ and $''_{ij}/_{0ij}$ at $w_{j}→ 0$ where $'_{ij}$ and $''_{ij}$ are real and imaginary parts of the complex orientational susceptibility $^{*}_{ij}$ and $_{0ij}$ is the low frequency susceptibility which is real. $_{ij}$’s are involved with the measured dielectric relative permittivities $'_{ij}$, $''_{ij}$, $_{0ij}$ and $_{∞ ij}$ of solutions. The theoretical weighted contributions $c_{1}$ and $c_{2}$ towards dielectric dispersions by Fröhlich’s method are compared with the experimental ones obtained from the graphical variation of $'_{ij}/_{0ij}$ and $''_{ij}/_{0ij}$ with weight fractions $w_{j}$’s at $w_{j}→ 0$. The measured dipole moments $_{2}$ and $_{1}$ of the whole and the flexible part of a polar molecule in terms of the linear coefficients 's of $'_{ij}$’s with $w_{j}$’s and the estimated $_{2}$ and $_{1}$ reveal their associations with aliphatic solvents. The theoretical dipole moments $_{\\text{theo}}$’s from the available bond angles and bond moments of the substituent polar groups of the molecules with the estimated ’s suggest the mesomeric, inductive and electromeric effects in them under GHz electric field.

  6. Changes of interleukin-1β, tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin-6 in brain and plasma after brain injury in rats

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    朱涛; 姚智; 袁汉娜; 陆伯刚; 杨树源

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To study the changes of interleukin-1 β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in brain and plasma after brain injury and to assess the relationship between the cytokine levels and injury severity in rats. Methods: A total of 51 male Wistar rats, weighing 280-340 g, were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (400 mg/kg body weight) through intraperitoneal injection and fixed on a stereotaxic instrument. Severe brain injury was created in 16 rats (severe injury group) and moderate brain injury in 18 rats (moderate injury group) by a fluid percussion model, and cytokine levels of IL-1β, TNFα and IL-6 were measured with biological assay. And sham operation was made on the other 17 rats (control group). Results: In the control group, the levels of IL-1β, TNFα and IL-6 were hardly detected in the cortex of the rats, but in the ipsilateral cortex of the rats in both injury groups, they increased obviously at 8 hours after injury. The increasing degree of these cytokines had no significant difference between the two injury groups. The levels of IL-6 in the plasma of all the rats increased slightly, whereas the levels of IL-1β and TNFα were undetectable. Conclusions: The increase of IL-1β, TNFα and IL-6 levels is closely related to brain injury. The increased cytokine levels in the central nervous system are not parallel to those in the peripheral blood. It suggests that inflammatory cytokines play important roles in the secondary neural damage after brain injury.

  7. Role of gastric oxidative stress and nitric oxide in formation of hemorrhagic erosion in rats with ischemic brain

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    Chen-Road Hung

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the role of gastric oxidative stress and nitric oxide (NO) in the formation of gastric hemorrhagic erosion and their protection by drugs in rats with ischemic brain.METHODS: Male Wistar rats were deprived of food for 24 h. Under chloral hydrate (300 mg/kg) anesthesia,bilateral carotid artery ligation was performed. The pylorus and carotid esophagus of the rats were also ligated. The stomachs were then irrigated for 3 h with either normal saline or simulated gastric juice containing 100 mmol/L HCl plus 17.4 mmol/L pepsin and 54 mmol/L NaCl. Rats were killed and stomachs were dissected.Gastric mucosa and gastric contents were harvested. The rat brain was dissected for the examination of ischemia by triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining method.Changes in gastric ulcerogenic parameters, such as decreased mucosal glutathione level as well as enhanced gastric acid back-diffusion, mucosal lipid peroxide generation, histamine concentration, luminal hemoglobin content and mucosal erosion in gastric samples, were measured.RESULTS: Bilateral carotid artery ligation produced severe brain ischemia (BI) in rats. An exacerbation of various ulcerogenic parameters and mucosal hemorrhagic erosions were observed in these rats. The exacerbated ulcerogenic parameters were significantly (P< 0.05) attenuated by antioxidants, such as exogenous glutathione and allopurinol. These gastric parameters were also improved by intraperitoneal aminoguanidine (100 mg/kg) but were aggravated by NG-nitro-L-arginine-methyl ester (L-NAME: 25 mg/kg). Intraperitoneal L-arginine (0-500 mg/kg) dose-dependently attenuated BI-induced aggravation of ulcerogenic parameters and hemorrhagic erosions that were reversed by L-NAME.CONCLUSION: BI could produce hemorrhagic erosions through gastric oxidative stress and activation of arginine-nitric oxide pathway.

  8. Temporal variations of disinfection byproduct precursors in wildfire detritus.

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    Wang, Jun-Jian; Dahlgren, Randy A; Erşan, Mahmut S; Karanfil, Tanju; Chow, Alex T

    2016-08-01

    The Rim Fire ignited on August 17, 2013 and became the third largest wildfire in California history. The fire consumed 104,131 ha of forested watersheds that were the drinking water source for 2.6 million residents in the San Francisco Bay area. To understand temporal variations in dissolved organic matter (DOM) after the wildfire and its potential impacts on disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation in source water supply, we collected the 0-5 cm ash/soil layer with surface deposits of white ash (high burn severity) and black ash (moderate burn severity) within the Rim Fire perimeter in Oct 2013 (pre-rainfall) for five sequential extractions, and in Dec 2013 (∼87 mm cumulative precipitation) and Aug 2014 (∼617 mm cumulative precipitation) for a single water extraction. Water-extractable DOM was characterized by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy and DBP formation tests. Both increasing cumulative precipitation in the field or number of extractions in the lab resulted in a significant decrease in specific conductivity, dissolved organic carbon, and DBP formation potential, but an increase in DOM aromaticity (reflected by specific UV absorbance). However, the lab sequential leaching failed to capture the increase of the NOx(-)-N/NH4(+)-N ratio and the decrease in pH and dissolved organic carbon/nitrogen ratio of ash/soil extracts from Oct 2013 to Aug 2014. Increasing cumulative precipitation, inferring an increase in leaching after fire, led to an increase in DOM reactivity to form trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, and chloral hydrate, but not for haloketones, haloacetonitrile, or N-nitrosodimethylamine, which were more related to the original burn severity. This study highlights that fire-affected DBP precursors for different DBP species have distinct temporal variation possibly due to their various sensitivity to biogeochemical alterations. PMID:27135374

  9. PPCP degradation by UV/chlorine treatment and its impact on DBP formation potential in real waters.

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    Yang, Xin; Sun, Jianliang; Fu, Wenjie; Shang, Chii; Li, Yin; Chen, Yiwei; Gan, Wenhui; Fang, Jingyun

    2016-07-01

    The ultraviolet/chlorine (UV/chlorine) water purification process was evaluated for its ability to degrade the residues of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) commonly found in drinking water sources. The disinfection byproducts (DBPs) formed after post-chlorination were documented. The performance of the UV/chlorine process was compared with that of the UV/hydrogen peroxide (UV/H2O2) process in treating three types of sand-filtered natural water. Except caffeine and carbamazepine residues, the UV/chlorine process was found to be 59-99% effective for feed water with a high level of dissolved organic carbon and alkalinity, and 27-92% effective for water with a high ammonia content. Both chlorine radicals and hydroxyl radicals were found to contribute to the observed PPCP degradation. The removal efficiencies of chlorine- and UV-resistant PPCPs such as carbamazepine and caffeine were 2-3 times greater than in the UV/H2O2 process in waters not enriched with ammonia. UV/chlorine treatment slightly enhanced the formation chloral hydrate (CH), haloketone (HK) and trichloronitromethane (TCNM). It reduced haloacetonitrile (HAN) formation during the post-chlorination in comparison with the UV/H2O2 process. In waters with high concentrations of ammonia, the UV/chlorine process was only 5-7% more effective than the UV/H2O2 process, and it formed slightly more THMs, HKs and TCNM along with reduced formation of CH and HAN. The UV/chlorine process is thus recommended as a good alternative to UV/H2O2 treatment for its superior PPCP removal without significantly enhancing DBP formation.

  10. Towards reducing DBP formation potential of drinking water by favouring direct ozone over hydroxyl radical reactions during ozonation.

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    De Vera, Glen Andrew; Stalter, Daniel; Gernjak, Wolfgang; Weinberg, Howard S; Keller, Jurg; Farré, Maria José

    2015-12-15

    When ozonation is employed in advanced water treatment plants to produce drinking water, dissolved organic matter reacts with ozone (O3) and/or hydroxyl radicals (OH) affecting disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation with subsequently used chlorine-based disinfectants. This study presents the effects of varying exposures of O3 and •OH on DBP concentrations and their associated toxicity generated after subsequent chlorination. DBP formation potential tests and in vitro bioassays were conducted after batch ozonation experiments of coagulated surface water with and without addition of tertiary butanol (t-BuOH, 10 mM) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2, 1 mg/mg O3), and at different pH (6-8) and transferred ozone doses (0-1 mg/mg TOC). Although ozonation led to a 24-37% decrease in formation of total trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, haloacetonitriles, and trihaloacetamides, an increase in formation of total trihalonitromethanes, chloral hydrate, and haloketones was observed. This effect however was less pronounced for samples ozonated at conditions favoring molecular ozone (e.g., pH 6 and in the presence of t-BuOH) over •OH reactions (e.g., pH 8 and in the presence of H2O2). Compared to ozonation only, addition of H2O2 consistently enhanced formation of all DBP groups (20-61%) except trihalonitromethanes. This proves that •OH-transformed organic matter is more susceptible to halogen incorporation. Analogously, adsorbable organic halogen (AOX) concentrations increased under conditions that favor •OH reactions. The ratio of unknown to known AOX, however, was greater at conditions that promote direct O3 reactions. Although significant correlation was found between AOX and genotoxicity with the p53 bioassay, toxicity tests using 4 in vitro bioassays showed relatively low absolute differences between various ozonation conditions.

  11. Formation of disinfection byproducts upon chlorine dioxide preoxidation followed by chlorination or chloramination of natural organic matter.

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    Yang, Xin; Guo, Wanhong; Lee, Wontae

    2013-06-01

    Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is often used as an oxidant to remove taste, odor and color during water treatment. Due to the concerns of the chlorite formation, chlorination or chloramination is often applied after ClO2 preoxidation. We investigated the formation of regulated and emerging disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in sequential ClO2-chlorination and ClO2-chloramination processes. To clarify the relationship between the formation of DBPs and the characteristics of natural organic matter (NOM), changes in the properties of NOM before and after ClO2 oxidation were characterized by fluorescence, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and size and resin fractionation techniques. ClO2 preoxidation destroyed the aromatic and conjugated structures of NOM and transformed large aromatic and long aliphatic chain organics to small and hydrophilic organics. Treatment with ClO2 alone did not produce significant amount of trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs), but produced chlorite. ClO2 preoxidation reduced THMs, HAAs, haloacetonitriles (HANs) and chloral hydrate (CH) during subsequent chlorination, but no reduction of THMs was observed during chloramination. Increasing ClO2 doses enhanced the reduction of most DBPs except halonitromethanes (HNMs) and haloketones (HKs). The presence of bromide increased the formation of total amount of DBPs and also shifted DBPs to more brominated ones. Bromine incorporation was higher in ClO2 treated samples. The results indicated that ClO2 preoxidation prior to chlorination is applicable for control of THM, HAA and HAN in both pristine and polluted waters, but chlorite formation is a concern and HNMs and HKs are not effectively controlled by ClO2 preoxidation.

  12. [On the history of barbiturates].

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    Norn, Svend; Permin, Henrik; Kruse, Edith; Kruse, Poul R

    2015-01-01

    Throughout the history of humanity, numerous therapeutic agents have been employed for their sedative and hypnotic properties such as opium, henbane (Hyoscyamus niger) and deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), but also alcohol and wine. In the 19th century potassium bromide was introduced as a sedative - and antiepileptic drug and chloral hydrate as sedative-hypnotics. A new era was reached by the introduction of barbiturates. The story started with the chemist Adolf von Baeyer. His breakthrough in the synthesis of new agents as barbituric acid and indigo and his education of young chemists was of great importance for the science of organic chemistry and the development of the dye and medicine industry in the late 19th century. The next important step was the development of barbiturates. The pioneers were Josef von Mering and Emil Fischer. Using the Grimaux-method they synthesized various barbiturates. It was von Mering who got the idea of introducing ethyl groups in the inactive barbituric acid to obtain sedatives, but the synthesis was succeeded by the chemist Emil Fischer. Experiments with dogs clearly showed sedative and hypnotic effect of the barbiturates and the oral administration of barbital (Veronal) confirmed the effect in humans. Barbital was commercialized in 1903 and in 1911 phenobarbital (Luminal) was introduced in the clinic, and this drug showed hypnotic and antiepileptic effects. Thereafter a lot of new barbiturates appeared. Dangerous properties of the drugs were recognized as abuse, addiction, and poisoning. An optimum treatment of acute barbiturate intoxication was obtained by the "Scandinavian method", which was developed in the Poison Centre of the Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. The centre was established by Carl Clemmesen in 1949 and the intensive care treatment reduced the mortality of the admitted persons from 20% to less than 2%. To-day only a few barbiturates are used in connection with anaesthesia and for the treatment of epilepsy

  13. 蛤壳油糊外用对大小鼠烫伤模型的影响%External application effect of clam shell oil paste on scalded mice and rats

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    李瑞奇; 缪君娴; 白明; 苗明三

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨外用蛤壳油糊对大小鼠烫伤模型的影响.方法:动物背部去毛,次日腹腔注射水合氯醛麻醉,将大鼠去毛的背部皮肤浸入80C恒温水浴中持续10s,使之造成大鼠烫伤模型,小鼠去毛的背部皮肤浸入90℃恒温水浴中持续6s,使之造成小鼠烫伤模型,观察大、小剂量文蛤油糊,大、小剂量青蛤油糊对动物烫伤皮肤面积变化的影响和病理组织变化的影响.结果:大、小剂量文蛤油糊组,大、小剂量青蛤油糊组动物烫伤皮肤面积比用药前均显著减小(P<0.01),且能显著改善烧烫伤的病理损伤(P<0.01).结论:外用蛤壳油糊对大小鼠烫伤有较好的治疗作用.%Objective:To explore the external curative effect of clam shell oil paste on scalded mice and rat model.Methods:Removing the back hair of animals,and intraperitoneal injection of chloral to anaesthetize animals on the next day,then immersing the animals' back skin into the thermostat water bath which was 80 or 90 degree Celsius for 10 seconds or 6 seconds to make them be scalded,and observing the changes of scalded skin area and pathological changes of Meretrix meretris Linnaeus oil paste and Cyclina Sinensis Gmelin oil paste on the scalded skin.Results:Meretrix meretris Linnaeus oil paste and Cyclina Sinensis Gmelin oil paste could significantly reduce the scalded skin area (P<0.01),and significantly improve the burned and scalded injury (P<0.01).Conclusion:The external application of the clam shell oil paste had a good curative effect on scalded mice and rat model.

  14. Clinical significance of brain SPECT abnormalities of thalami and cerebellum in cerebral palsy with normal MRI

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    The cerebral palsy(CP) encephalopathies are often of uncertain etiology and various functional image findings comparing with anatomical image findings have been reported. However, only a few have mentioned its clinical implications. The purpose of our report is to compare clinical severity and functional SPECT abnormalities of thalami and cerebellum in CP patients with normal MRI. Thirty six CP patients with bilateral spastic palsy who had normal MRI and brain SPECT were studied from July 1996 to September 1997. The patients' age at the time of SPECT was 22.84±17.69 months. The patients were divided into two groups according to motor quotient(MQ); moderate defect (>50MQ : n=27 MQ=22.78±10.36), mild defect (2 test. Brain SPECT was performed following IV administration of 0.05-0.1 mCi/kg (minimum 2.0 mCi) of Tc-99m ECD and chloral hydrate sedation (50-80 mg/kg p.o) using a triple head system (MS 3, Siemens). Interpretation of brain SPECT was visual analysis: severe decrease is defined when the defect is moderate to marked and mild decrease in rCBF as mild. Seven of 36 (19.4%) showed unilateral or bilateral moderate decrease in rCBF in thalami, 20(55.6%) showed mild decrease, and 9(25.0%) showed no decreased rCBF. All 7 who had moderate thalamic defect reveled moderate motor defect clinically. Ten of 36(27.9%) revealed unilateral or bilateral moderate rCBF defect, 23 (63.9%) depicted mild defect, and 3(8.3%) showed no defect. Sixteen with moderate thalamic rCBF defect showed moderate motor defect in 15 patients. There was statistically significant (p=0.02605) relationship between rCBF defect and motor defect in our CP patients. In conclusion, brain SPECT appears sensitive, non-invasive tool in the evaluation as well as in the prognostication of bilateral spastic cerebral palsy patients and deserves further study using larger number of patients

  15. Clinical significance of brain SPECT abnormalities of thalami and cerebellum in cerebral palsy with normal MRI

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    Park, C. H.; Lim, S. Y.; Lee, I. Y.; Kim, O. H.; Bai, M. S.; Kim, S. J.; Yoon, S. N.; Cho, C. W. [College of Medicine, Ajou Univ., Suwon (Korea, Republic of)

    1997-07-01

    The cerebral palsy(CP) encephalopathies are often of uncertain etiology and various functional image findings comparing with anatomical image findings have been reported. However, only a few have mentioned its clinical implications. The purpose of our report is to compare clinical severity and functional SPECT abnormalities of thalami and cerebellum in CP patients with normal MRI. Thirty six CP patients with bilateral spastic palsy who had normal MRI and brain SPECT were studied from July 1996 to September 1997. The patients' age at the time of SPECT was 22.84{+-}17.69 months. The patients were divided into two groups according to motor quotient(MQ); moderate defect (>50MQ : n=27 MQ=22.78{+-}10.36), mild defect (<50MQ : n=9, MQ=66.11{+-}13.87). The degree of rCBF decrease between the two groups was evaluated by {chi}{sup 2} test. Brain SPECT was performed following IV administration of 0.05-0.1 mCi/kg (minimum 2.0 mCi) of Tc-99m ECD and chloral hydrate sedation (50-80 mg/kg p.o) using a triple head system (MS 3, Siemens). Interpretation of brain SPECT was visual analysis: severe decrease is defined when the defect is moderate to marked and mild decrease in rCBF as mild. Seven of 36 (19.4%) showed unilateral or bilateral moderate decrease in rCBF in thalami, 20(55.6%) showed mild decrease, and 9(25.0%) showed no decreased rCBF. All 7 who had moderate thalamic defect reveled moderate motor defect clinically. Ten of 36(27.9%) revealed unilateral or bilateral moderate rCBF defect, 23 (63.9%) depicted mild defect, and 3(8.3%) showed no defect. Sixteen with moderate thalamic rCBF defect showed moderate motor defect in 15 patients. There was statistically significant (p=0.02605) relationship between rCBF defect and motor defect in our CP patients. In conclusion, brain SPECT appears sensitive, non-invasive tool in the evaluation as well as in the prognostication of bilateral spastic cerebral palsy patients and deserves further study using larger number of patients.

  16. Digital Microscopic Identification of Flower Crude Drug%花类生药的数码显微鉴别

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    黄勇; 金锐; 姚丽

    2012-01-01

    It is to provide the scientific reference of the flower crude drugs'identification through identifying the flower crude drugs'powder and taking the digital photos of its microscopic features. Chloral hydrate method was used to observe the microscopic features of the flowers crude drugs'powder with Motic Digital Microscope. Honeysuckles main features of microscopic identification are the Pollen granule,glandular hair and non - glandular hair;the secreting cell,pollen granule, Stigma debris and corolla lobe in safflower can be seen with the microscope;pollen granule,oil cavity,fiber and calcium oxalate crystals in Clove was seen. Colorful digital pictures reflect the features of crude drugs'microscopic identification character truly and directly. Microscopic identification features and digital pictures can be seen as the scientific reference of microscopic identifications of honeysuckle,safflower and Clove's powder and the standard assessment of medicine.%目的:对部分花类生药进行粉末显微鉴别,并拍摄其显微特征的数码照片,以期为生药的鉴别提供科学的参考依据.方法:采用水合氯醛法(粉末透化法)应用Motic数码显微镜观察花类生药的粉末显微特征.结果:金银花的主要显微鉴别特征是花粉粒、腺毛和非腺毛;红花镜下可看分泌细胞、花粉粒、柱头碎片和花冠裂片;丁香具有花粉粒、油室、纤维和草酸钙簇晶.并以彩色数码图片来真实、直观的反映花类生药的显微鉴别特征.结论:以上显微鉴别特征及数码图片可作为金银花、红花和丁香粉末显微鉴别及药材评价的科学参考依据.

  17. MRCP in the evaluation of pancreaticobiliary disease in children

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    Arcement, C.M.; Meza, M.P.; Arumanla, S.; Towbin, R.B. [Children' s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Radiology, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    2001-02-01

    Background. Radiologic assessment of pancreaticobiliary ductal disease (PBDD) in children currently consists of physiologic tests (radionuclide examinations) or invasive anatomic studies (ERCP and PTC). An accurate noninvasive and reproducible examination that can direct the subsequent need for more invasive studies would be helpful in this patient group. Objective. To determine the effectiveness of MRCP as a screening tool for PBBD in the pediatric population. Materials and methods. Over the last year, 33 patients ranging from 7 months to 20 years of age were prospectively evaluated with MRCP on a 1.5 T magnet. One patient was examined twice, several months apart. Thirteen patients had liver transplants. Coronal SPGR and heavily T-2W FSE cross-sectional images were obtained. Standard and oblique 2- to 6-cm-thick slab SSFSE (single-shot fast spin echo) acquisition and 3D MIP reconstruction of 2D FSE images were obtained in the planes of the CBD and pancreatic duct. Nine studies were performed with the patient under sedation with chloral hydrate or nembutal and fentanyl with quiet respiration, and the non-sedated patients were assessed with single breath hold or quiet respiration. Three patients received secretin. MRCP results were correlated with ERCP (9), PTC (7), liver biopsy (13), clinical information (6), surgery (3), and autopsy (2). Results. All 34 studies performed were considered diagnostic. Periportal fluid, proximal bowel fluid, and gallbladder distention did not significantly diminish the diagnostic information in any cases. Motion artifact did not cause serious degradation in image quality. MRCP depicted abnormalities including stones, stricture, intraductal tumor, and extrinsic compression, all of which were confirmed at ERCP, PTC (two unsuccessful in patients with non-dilated ducts by MRCP), surgery, liver biopsy, and autopsy. There were no false-negative examinations. Normal pancreatic studies performed to exclude pancreas divisum were followed

  18. Co-release of noradrenaline and dopamine in the cerebral cortex elicited by single train and repeated train stimulation of the locus coeruleus

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    Saba Pierluigi

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous studies by our group suggest that extracellular dopamine (DA and noradrenaline (NA may be co-released from noradrenergic nerve terminals in the cerebral cortex. We recently demonstrated that the concomitant release of DA and NA could be elicited in the cerebral cortex by electrical stimulation of the locus coeruleus (LC. This study analyses the effect of both single train and repeated electrical stimulation of LC on NA and DA release in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC, occipital cortex (Occ, and caudate nucleus. To rule out possible stressful effects of electrical stimulation, experiments were performed on chloral hydrate anaesthetised rats. Results Twenty min electrical stimulation of the LC, with burst type pattern of pulses, increased NA and DA both in the mPFC and in the Occ. NA in both cortices and DA in the mPFC returned to baseline within 20 min after the end of the stimulation period, while DA in the Occ reached a maximum increase during 20 min post-stimulation and remained higher than baseline values at 220 min post-stimulation. Local perfusion with tetrodotoxin (TTX, 10 μM markedly reduced baseline NA and DA in the mPFC and Occ and totally suppressed the effect of electrical stimulation in both areas. A sequence of five 20 min stimulations at 20 min intervals were delivered to the LC. Each stimulus increased NA to the same extent and duration as the first stimulus, whereas DA remained elevated at the time next stimulus was delivered, so that baseline DA progressively increased in the mPFC and Occ to reach about 130 and 200% the initial level, respectively. In the presence of the NA transport (NAT blocker desipramine (DMI, 100 μM, multiple LC stimulation still increased extracellular NA and DA levels. Electrical stimulation of the LC increased NA levels in the homolateral caudate nucleus, but failed to modify DA level. Conclusion The results confirm and extend that LC stimulation induces a concomitant

  19. The effect of inorganic precursors on disinfection byproduct formation during UV-chlorine/chloramine drinking water treatment.

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    Lyon, Bonnie A; Dotson, Aaron D; Linden, Karl G; Weinberg, Howard S

    2012-10-01

    remained below the World Health Organization guideline value of 70 μg/L in all cases. MP UV and high LP UV doses (1000 mJ/cm²) increased chloral hydrate formation after subsequent chlorination (20-40% increase for 40 mJ/cm² MP UV). These results indicate the importance of bench-testing DBP implications of UV applications in combination with post-disinfectants as part of the engineering assessment of a UV-chlorine/chloramine multi-barrier disinfection design for drinking water treatment.

  20. 动脉留置针在大鼠体脑组织灌注中的应用%In Vivo Perfusion Method of Artery Remaining Needle Applied to Rat Brain Tissue

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    韦晓勇; 陆波; 闵红星; 王毅; 李军

    2015-01-01

    目的:拟寻求一种更好的大鼠体脑组织灌注方法以提高灌注固定效果。方法:健康雄性SD大鼠经10%水合氯醛进行麻醉,暴露心脏和主动脉弓,以小动脉夹夹闭胸主动脉,用动脉留置针在大鼠心尖波动最明显处进针,进入约0.5 cm时,边退出针芯,边将套管自左侧心室推送至升主动脉直至套管针尾部,并关闭套管针尾端的开关,防止血液外溢,连接输液管,剪破右心耳,依次从心脏灌注0.9%复方氯化钠注射液和4%多聚甲醛固定脑组织。结果:脑组织灌注所需的灌注液减少,灌注插管时间及总灌注时间均缩短,且灌注后脑组织更硬、色泽更白。结论:采用此种灌注方法后,其灌注固定效果明显提高,且操作过程简单易行,值得推广。%Objective:To seek a better method for in vivo perfusion of rat brain tissues and improve the efficiency of perfusion fixation.Method:The healthy male SD rat was anesthetized by 10% chloral hydrate,exposed the heart and aortic arch,clipping the thoracic aorta with small arteries clip,with artery remaining needle in the tip of the heart of the rat fluctuation most obviously needled into about 0.5 cm,exited the needle core,at the same time pushed the cannula from the left ventricle to the aorta until the trocar tail,and closed the cannula needle end of the switch to prevent blood spills,then connected with the infusion pipe and cuted the right auricle,fixation brain tissue from the heart perfused sequentially with 0.9%compound sodium chloride injection and 4% paraformaldehyde.Result:The required perfusion fluid of Cerebral tissue perfusion was reduced, perfusion intubation time and total perfusion time was shortened,and the brain tissue after the infusion was harder,the color was more white.Conclusion:By this method of perfusion,the perfusion fixation effect is obviously improved and the operation process is simple and easy to operate,which is worthy

  1. Sobre a morte da cobaya consecutiva á dupla Vagotomia

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    Miguel Ozorio de Almeida

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    Full Text Available 1. A secção dos vagos na cobaya produza morte em prazos que variam de meia hora a algumas horas. 2. A morte se dá por intensas lesões pulmonares, caracterisadas por congestão e edema. 3. As cobayas introduzidas em camaras em que a atmosphera tem altas tensões de gaz carbonico, caem anesthesiadas ao fim de alguns segundos, seguindo-se logo depois a morte. Na autopsia, se encontram lesões pulmonares muito semelhantes ás que se verificam nas cobayas vagotomisadas. 4. Nas cobayas profundamente anesthesiadas pelo chloral, a sobrevida á vagotomia é muito maior que nas cobayas não anesthesiadas. Nesses casos a morte muitas vezes se dá quando o animal vem a despertar da anesthesia. 5. Foram feitas novas experiencias que demonstram produzir a novocaina uma interrupção completa de todas as fórmas de conductibilidade dos nervos. 6. Quando se produz a secção physiologica pela novocaina dos vagos na cobaya, observam-se modificações do typo respiratorio que se caracterisam por diminuição consideravel da frequencia e augmento da amplitude. A respiração não apresenta porém, o typo francamente dyspneico, istoé, ella não se faz com difficuldade. 7. A secção physiologia dos pneumogastricos permitte uma sobrevida muito maior que a secção cirurgica. 8. A morte nas condições da conclusão precedente se dá pelas mesmas lesões pulmonares que se encontram habitualmente depois de secção cirurgica, mas é produzida unicamente pela irritação dos pneumogastricos exercida pelas gotteiras de borracha e pelo algodão, depois que a novocaina é absorvida e que se dissipa a anesthesia local. 9. Quando se operam as secções dos vagos com irritações variaveis as sobrevidas são differentes. 10. A sangria immediata não tem effeito sobre o tempo de vida da cobaya vagotomisada. 11. A sangria tardia parece augmentar ligeiramente essa sobrevida. Todos os factos expostos neste trabalho demonstram: 1 De um lado a irritação sem secção dos

  2. Uso crônico de decanoato de nandrolona como fator de risco para hipertensão arterial pulmonar em ratos Wistar Chronic use of nandrolone decanoate as risk factor for pulmonary arterial hypertension in Wistar rats

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    Jones Bernardes Graceli

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    muscle once a week for 4 weeks. After the treatment, rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate (4.0mL/kg-1, ip, and catheterized in the femoral artery. Twenty-four hours later, mean arterial pressure (MAP and heart ratio were measured. The heart, kidneys and liver were removed, weighed and the rates of hypertrophy (RH were measured, which were calculated by the ratio of the weight of the organs by the body weight (mg.g-1. RESULTS: DECA treatment increased body weight (338 ± 6g; p <0.01 vs. CONT (315 ± 5g. This treatment had no effect on the MAP (CONT, 110±4mmHg, DECA, 113 ± 4mmHg. However, the bradycardia of animals treated with DECA (321 ± 13bpm, p<0.01 was significantly lower than that of CONT (368 ±11bpm. RH increased (p <0.01 the cardiac ventricles and the kidneys, but not in the liver. The correlation between the RVH and MAP in DECA showed positive and higher Pearson's coefficient (r² = 0.4013 vs CONT (r² = 0.0003. CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that chronic nandrolone decanoate treatment induced bradycardia and RVH, which suggests increased risk for PAH.

  3. 3种典型消毒副产物对细菌抗生素抗性的影响%Effect of Three Typical Disinfection Byproducts on Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance

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    吕露; 张梦露; 王春明; 林惠荣; 于鑫

    2015-01-01

    本文研究了消毒副产物对细菌抗生素抗性的作用.分别选取三卤甲烷类(THMs)﹑卤乙酸类(HAAs)以及醛类消毒副产物中典型物质一氯二溴甲烷(CDBM)﹑碘乙酸(IAA)和水合三氯乙醛(CH),研究了细菌经消毒副产物染毒之后,对多种抗生素的抗性变化情况.结果发现,3种消毒副产物均可以诱导野生型铜绿假单胞菌提高对5种受试抗生素的抗性,提高作用IAA 〉 CH 〉 CDBM. IAA 对多重抗性也具有一定的提高作用.野生型大肠杆菌的抗生素抗性同样能够被 DBPs 诱导提高,说明DBPs 对抗性的影响具有普遍性.其作用机制可能是 DBPs 通过氧化胁迫机制诱导细菌发生突变,进而提高细菌抗生素抗性.本研究表明饮用水系统中部分细菌抗生素抗性的获得可能与消毒副产物有关;除毒理学风险外,消毒副产物的流行病学风险同样不容忽视.%The effect of typical disinfection byproducts ( DBPs) on bacterial antibiotic resistance was investigated in this study. chlorodibromomethane (CDBM), iodoacetic acid (IAA) and chloral hydrate (CH) were selected, which belong to trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetic acids (HAAs) and aldehydes, respectively. After exposure to the selected DBPs, the resistance change of the tested strains to antibiotics was determined. As a result, all of the three DBPs induced Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 to gain increased resistance to the five antibiotics tested, and the DBPs ranked as IAA 〉 CH 〉 CDBM according to their enhancement effects. Multidrug resistance could also be enhanced by treatment with IAA. The same result was observed in Escherichia coli K12, suggesting that the effect of DBPs on antibiotic resistance was a common phenomenon. The mechanism was probably that DBPs stimulated oxidative stress, which induced mutagenesis. And the antibiotic resistance mutation frequency could be increased along with mutagenesis. This study revealed that the acquisition of bacterial

  4. DISINFECTION BYPRODUCTS FORMATIONS FROM TWO GROWTH FORMS OF PSEDUMONAS AERUGINOSA IN THE PROCESS OF CHLORINE DISINFECTION%2种形态铜绿假单胞菌在氯消毒过程中消毒副产物研究

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    刘昕; 周达诚; 王保强

    2012-01-01

    To study the disinfection byproducts formations (DBPs) from suspended and adherent growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa under chlorination, the sterilized saline water and the galavanized-zinc material were used to simulate suspended growth environment and establish adherent growth model, respectively. Uniform formation conditions (UFC) were applied in the process of chlorine disinfection. Gas chromatography analysis results showed that the two kinds of form by Pseudomonas aeruginosa were DBP precursors. The main DBPs included four trihaloraethanes (THMs), trichloroacetonitrile (TCAN) and chloral hydrate (CH). THM yields followed the total organic carbon and specific chlorine demand relationships, however such were not found with TCAN and CH. It can be inferred that some protein structure existed in the extracellular polymers of the galvanized-zinc biofilm may play an important role. The presence of bromine ion produced inhibition to CHCl3 and TCAN, but promoted the production of CHBr3 and dibromoacetonitrile (HANs). When p(Br)=2 mg/L, CHBr3 and dibromoacetonitrile reached maximum, and mainly affected the total THMs and HANs concentrations. The concentrations of BrCl-THMs and BrCl-HANs increased first, and then decreased with the Br increasing.%为研究悬浮和附着生长下的铜绿假单胞菌经氯消毒后消毒副产物的生成情况,以无菌生理盐水模拟悬浮生长环境,选取镀锌材料建立附着生长模型,采用UFC法进行加氯试验,气相色谱分析.结果表明,2种形态下的铜绿假单胞菌均为消毒副产物前驱物质,主要副产物包括三卤甲烷(THMs)、三氯乙腈(TCAN)和水合三氯乙醛(CH),且THMs符合TOC含量、单位耗氯量大小关系,而TCAN和CH则相反,可能是由生物膜胞外聚合物中的某种蛋白质结构引起.Br的存在对CHCl3和TCAN产生抑制作用,转而形成更多的CHBr3和二溴乙腈,当Br的质量浓度为2 mg/L时,CHBr3和二溴乙腈含量达到最大值,且主要影响总THMs

  5. MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN TRICHLOROETHYLENE INDUCED LIVER CANCER: IMPORTANCE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP

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    Bull, Richard J.; Thrall, Brain D.

    2001-12-31

    Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a common contaminant of groundwater as a result of poor disposal practices of the past. As a consequence, this solvent is the focus of many clean-up operations of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. TCE is carcinogenic in both mice and rats, but at different sites, the liver and kidney, respectively (NCI 1976; NTP 1988; NTP 1990). Liver tumor induction in mice has been the tumor most critical from the standpoint of environmental regulation (Bull 2000). Under the proposed cancer risk guidelines of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 1996), identifying the dose-response behavior of key events involved in carcinogenic responses can be used for developing alternative risk assessments. A major difficulty in developing alternative approaches for TCE is the fact that three of its metabolites are capable of inducing liver cancer in mice (Bull et al. 1990; Daniel et al. 1992; DeAngelo et al. 1999; Pereria 1996). Two of these metabolites have distinct modes of action, dichloroacetate (DCA) and trichloroacetate (TCA). The third metabolite, chloral hydrate, is probably active as a result of its conversion to one or both of these two metabolites. Ordinarily, the first approach to assigning causality to a metabolite in tumorigenesis would be an attempt to measure its concentration in the body and associate that with tumorigenic concentrations observed when the compound is itself administered. This can be done with relative ease with TCA. However, it has been more difficult with DCA since blood levels of this metabolite after exposure to carcinogenic doses of DCA fall rapidly below detection limits (Kato-Weinstein et al. 1998; Merdink et al. 1998). Mutations in the ras protooncogene have been used to determine if distinct patterns of DNAsequence alterations can provide indications of the type of DNA damage that might be produced by carcinogens. The presence of ras mutations in chemically-induced tumors was suggested as a means o f determining

  6. Dolor en neonatos Pain in neonates

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    M. A. Vidal

    2005-03-01

    unable to perceive pain. Inadequate management of pain causes an increase of morbi-mortality. In the past years there has been many advances in the care and management of the neonate. There are several scales for measuring and assessing pain in the neonate at term and pre-term. These are based on the observation and recording of physiological disorders, behavioral changes or a combination of both. In this paper, we review the scales more frequently used. Several general measures are critically relevant for the management of pain in the neonate, such as avoidance of unnecessary painful procedures, control of environmental conditions, different types of sweet oral solutions, multisensitive stimulation and breastfeeding of the mother during the painful procedure. However, sometimes all these resources are not enough and we have to use pharmacological measures. The most commonly used drugs are local anesthetics, opiates and non-steroid anti-inflammatory analgesics. Some situations can be stressful and non-painful for the neonate and in this cases sedations is the appropriate treatment. We consider chloral hydrate, remifentanyl and midazolam.

  7. Peripheral Nerve Discharge Elicited by Manual Acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) Regulates Blood Pressure in Anesthetized Rats

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    李为民; 陈颖渡; 王智君

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To investigate target organ response by recording mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) fluctuation corresponding to nerve-tract discharges from the nerve innervating acupoint of Zusanli (ST 36) in the hind limb evoked by MA in anesthetized rats. Methods: Male SD rats anesthetized with chloral hydrate were randomly divided into 3 groups which were treated with manual acupuncture (MA), injection of lidocaine followed by MA and injection of normal saline (NS) followed by MA, respectively. The right carotid artery was canulated for persistent measurement of the blood pressure and meanwhile nerve discharges from the nerve-tract were recorded for analysis with amplitude spike counts for every 5 s. Results: The results showed that there were significant nerve discharges recorded from the nerve-tract when applying MA at Zusanli (ST 36) and simultaneous decrease in the MAP, while there was no response when inserting a needle into the Zusanli (ST 36) without manipulation (P<0.05). Furthermore, the reduction of MAP during MA could be completely abolished after blockade of peripheral nerve discharges with an injection of lidocaine into the tissue around Zusanli (ST 36) but not with that of normal saline (NS). Conclusion: These results indicate that MA at Zusanli (ST 36) can elicit the peripheral nerve discharges from the nerve innervating the acupoint; such kind of nerve discharges may contain acupuncture signal regulating blood pressure via somato-cardiovascular reflex.%目的:麻醉状态下观察手针大鼠后肢足三里穴位引起的支配该穴区的特异性神经束放电以及由此诱发的相应靶器官血压波动效应.方法:将水合氯醛麻醉处理的雄性大鼠随机分为针刺组、利多卡因注射后针刺组(穴位邻近区域肌肉注射2%利多卡因后进行足三里手针刺激)并设生理盐水注射后针刺组(穴位邻近区域肌肉注射生理盐水后进行足三里手针刺激)作为对照.持续记录足三里针刺过程中

  8. Effect of calcitonin gene-related peptide and nerve growth factor on spatial learning and memory abilities of rats following focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion

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    Guangshun Zheng; Yongjie Yang; Xiubin Fang

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and nerve growth actor (NGF) cam improve spatial learning and memory abilities of rats with cerebral ischemia/reperfusion; however, the effect of combination of them on relieving learning and memory injury following cerebral ischemia/reperfusion should be further studied.OBJECTIVE:To study the effects of exogenous CGRP and NGF on learning and memory abilities of rats with focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion.DESIGN: Randomized controlled animal study.SETTING:Department of Neurosurgery, the Second Hospital of Xiamen; Department of Neurosurgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University; Department of Neurobiology, Basic Medical College of China Medical University.MATERIALS:A total of 30 healthy male SD rats, aged 8 weeks, of clean grade, weighing 250-300 g, were provided by Experimental Animal Department of China Medical University. All rats were randomly divided into sham-operation group, ischemia/reperfusion group and treatment group with 10 in each group. The main reagents were detailed as the follows: 100 g/L chloral hydrate, 0.5 mL CGRP (2 mg/L, Sigma Company, USA),and NGF (1 × 106 U/L, 0.5 mL, Siweite Company, Dalian).METHODS: The experiment was carried out in the Department of Neurobiology, Basic Medical College of China Medical University from February to duly 20055. Rat models of middle cerebral artery occlusion were established by method of occlusion, 2 hours after that rats were anesthetized and the thread was slightly drawn out for 10 mm under direct staring to perform reperfusion. Rats in the ischemia/reperfusion group received intraperitoneal injection of 1 mL saline via the abdomen at two hours later, while rats in the treatment group at 2 hours later received intraperitoneal injection of 2 mg/L CGRP (0.5 mL) and 1 ×106 U/L NGF (0.5 mL) once a day for 10 successive days. First administration was accomplished within 15 minutes after ischemia/reperfusion. Rats in the sham

  9. Construction of in utero electroporation in the mouse%小鼠子宫内电转基因方法的建立

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    杨慈清; 李小英; 卢习; 付苏雷; 赵善廷; 林俊堂

    2013-01-01

    目的:建立小鼠子宫内电转基因技术,比较分析转染绿色荧光蛋白(GFP)后对胚胎发育及相关蛋白表达的影响.方法:将怀孕15d的小鼠,水合氯醛麻醉后,取出两侧子宫,用毛细管注射针将2μg/μl的pCAGGS-GFP质粒0.5~1 μl准确注射到胎鼠侧脑室,在电压40 V、每次脉冲60 ms,间隔940 ms,电脉冲6次的条件下进行定时定位活体电转基因,电转后24 h取材,甲醛固定冷冻冠状切片,DAPI染细胞核观察组织形态结构变化,荧光免疫组织化学检测α-SMA的表达差异.结果:妊娠15d孕鼠转染24 h后小鼠成活率80%(8/10),胚胎成活率为54.2%(13/24),存活胚胎GFP阳性表达率为61.5%(8/13),GFP阳性表达胚胎脑组织切片,基因转染区域和正常组织区组织形态结构和α-SMA表达不存在差别.结论:成功建立了小鼠子宫内电转基因的方法.%Objective:To construct the method of mouse in utero electroporation, and compare the impact of gene green fluorescent protein (GFP) on embryonic development and protein expression after transfection. Methods:Pregnancy 15 d mice were selected, and the abdominal cavity was opened after chloral hydrate anesthesia. After 0. 5-1 μl plasmid of pCAGGS-GFP was injected into the lateral ventricle of the embryonic brain, 2 uteri were electroporated under the condition of volt 40 V, pulse 60 ms, pause 940 ms for six times. In 24 h after electroporation, mouse embryos were collected and fixed with formaldehyde, finally cut into frozen coronal slice, DAPI was used to stain nuclei showing morphology changes, and fluorescence im-munoassay was carried out with the detection of crSMA expression differences. Results:10 mice samples were checked after transfection for 24 h with in utero electroporation, after the mice survival rate was 80% (8/10), embryo survival rate was 54. 2%(13/24), survival embryonic GFP-positive expression rate was 61. 5%(8/13), and the embryonic brains with GFP-positive expression were sliced

  10. Mechanisms involved in the induction of aneuploidy: the significance of chromosome loss

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    A.I. Seoane

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available The induction of aneuploidy by physical and chemical agents using different test systems was evaluated. The effect of X-rays, caffeine, acetaldehyde, ethanol, diethylstilbestrol, propionaldehyde, and chloral hydrate was studied by chromosome counting in Chinese hamster embryonic diploid cells. Aneugenic ability of cadmium chloride, cadmium sulfate, potassium dichromate, chromium chloride, nickel chloride, and nickel sulfate was assessed by means of anaphase-telophase analysis in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Chromosome counting in human fibroblasts (MRC-5 cell line was employed to evaluate the effect of cacodilic acid, cadmium chloride, cadmium sulfate, and potassium dichromate. Finally, the induction of kinetochore-positive and kinetochore negative micronuclei by cadmium chloride, cadmium sulfate, potassium dichromate, chromium chloride, and nickel chloride was studied using CREST antibodies. When the effect of different agents was determined by chromosome counting, an increase of hypoploid but not of hyperploid cells was observed. Anaphase-telophase analysis showed that metal salts increased the frequency of lagging chromosomes. This finding has been confirmed by the increment of kinetochore-positive micronuclei using CREST antibodies. Therefore, chromosome loss could be considered as the main cause of induced aneuploidy.A indução de aneuploidia por agentes físicos e químicos usando diferentes sistemas de teste foi avaliada. O efeito de raios-X, cafeína, acetaldeído, etanol, dietilestilbestrol, propionaldeído e hidrato de cloral foi estudado por contagem cromossômica em células diplóides embriônicas de hamster chinês. A habilidade aneugênica de cloreto de cádmio, sulfato de cádmio, dicromato de potássio, cloreto de crômio, cloreto de níquel e sulfato de níquel foi avaliada por meio de análise de anáfase-telófase em células de ovário de hamster chinês. A contagem cromossômica em fibroblastos humanos (linhagem celular

  11. Neuropsychiatric complications after liver transplantation: Retrospective analysis of three cases and literature review%肝移植术后神经精神系统并发症:3例回顾性分析及文献复习

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    李春友; 李森; 付云强

    2007-01-01

    , and one patient had epilepsy and limb movement disorder. All subjects were mainly given immunosuppressant drug therapy, a timely correction of fluid and electrolyte imbalance and symptomatic treatment. Postoperative prognosis of patients as well as the diagnosis and treatment of patients were retrospectively observed. Case one, male aged 54 years of hepatitis B liver cirrhosis and large, with a history of hypertension for 15 years and diabetes for 10 years. On September 25th, 2001 the patient received piggyback liver transplantation. During and after transplantation the patient received a strong impact on the treatment with the Dragon 1 000 mg. After 28 days,the patient died of hyperbilirubinemia, hyperkalemia, liver and kidney failure clinically. Case two, male aged 47 years of hepatitis B, cirrhosis and huge hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic calculous cholecystitis, with a history of hypertension for 5 years and diabetes for 2 years. On December 26th, 2001 the patient was treated with piggyback liver transplantation. At day 44 the patient had obvious cough with yellow-green phlegm, sputum culture was Aspergillus spp (50%) and diflucan for the treatment. Till day 53, drowsiness and depressed spirit appeared; at day 54, the patient was disoriented, and at day 55 hemiparesis occurred at right side, gradually coma, by brain CT scan it confirmed to be intracerebral hemorrhage, and died. Case three, male aged 59 years of hepatitis B, cirrhosis of liver atrophy with right hepatic small hepatocellular carcinoma. On August 20th, 2004 the patient was given classic modified line-situ liver transplant surgery without venovenous bypass. Four days after sudden aphasia, gradually motor dysfunction, swallowing dysfunction,restlessness and epilepsy appeared. After Phenytoin Sodium, chloral hydrate enema and luminal sodium treatment, focal epilepsy and irritable symptoms were effectively controlled, but aphasia and left hemiparesis still occurred. After five months, the patient died

  12. Sedação e analgesia em neonatologia Sedación y analgesia en neonatología Sedation and analgesia in neonatology

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    Yerkes Pereira e Silva

    2007-10-01

    dolor en Unidades de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal y también para hacer el ambiente más humanizado y menos estresante para los pacientes y sus familiares. El tratamiento del dolor en el recién nacido consiste en medidas no farmacológicas (succión no nutritiva, glicosis y farmacológicas (analgésicos no-opioides, opioides y anestésicos locales. La sedación en recién nacidos es producida por fármacos que actúan disminuyendo la actividad, la ansiedad y la agitación del paciente, pudiendo conllevar a la amnesia de eventos dolorosos o no dolorosos. La sedación puede ser hecha a través del uso de hidrato de cloral, barbitúricos, propofol y benzodiazepínicos. CONCLUSIONES: La prevención del dolor y la indicación de analgesia deben ser individualizadas y siempre consideradas en todos los recién nacidos portadores de enfermedades potencialmente dolorosas y/o sometidos a procedimientos invasivos, quirúrgicos o no.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The study of pain in neonatology is important because pain and stress mean suffering and discomfort for newborns and, despite it, very little has been done to minimize them. In this revision we discuss: prevention of pain, non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatment, and sedation in newborns. CONTENTS: Several non-pharmacological measures can be taken to prevent pain in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, and to humanize and reduce the stress on the environment for patients and their families. Pain treatment in the newborn consists of non-pharmacological (non-nutritive suckling, glucose and pharmacological (non-opioid analgesics, opioids, and local anesthetics measures. Sedation in the newborn is achieved with drugs that decrease activity, anxiety, and agitation of the patient, and that could lead to amnesia of painful and non-painful events. Sedation can be accomplished with chloral hydrate, barbiturates, propofol, and benzodiazepines. CONCLUSIONS: Prevention of pain and the indication of analgesia should be individualized

  13. Role of mitochondrial KATP channel in reduction of renal ischemia- reperfusion injury by ischemic postconditioning in rats%mito-KATP通道在缺血后处理减轻大鼠肾缺血再灌注损伤中的作用

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    张维亮; 赵砚丽; 刘晓明; 张东; 岳立辉

    2010-01-01

    Objective To investigate the role of mitochondrial KATP (mito-KATP) channel in reduction of renal ischemia-repeerfusion (I/R) injury by ischemic postconditioning (IPo) in rats. Methods Thirty-five adult male SD rats weighing 250-280 g were randomly divided into 5 groups ( n = 7 each): group Ⅰ sham operation (group S); group Ⅱ I/R; group Ⅲ IPo; group Ⅳ 5-HD + I/R and group V 5-HD + IPo. The rats were anesthetized with intraperitoneal (IP) chloral hydrate 300 mg/kg. Bilateral kidneys were exposed and their pedicles were occluded for 45 min with atraumatic mini-clamp followed by 6 h reperfusion in group Ⅱ - Ⅴ . In group Ⅲ and Ⅴ 3 cycles of 10 s reperfusion followed by 10 s ischemia were applied immediately after 45 min kidney ischemia. In group Ⅳ and Ⅴ 5-HD (a specific blocker of the mito-KATP channel) 10 mg/kg was given IP at 30 min before ischemia. Blood samples were obtained at 6 h of reperfusion for determination of serum creatinine (Cr) and urea nitrogen (BUN) concentrations. The animals were then killed. Bilateral kidneys were removed for determination of mitochondrial membrane potential in the renal tubular epidural cell and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)content and free Ca2+ concentrations. Results Renal I/R significantly increased serum Cr and BUN concentrations and intracellular free Ca2+ concentration and ROC content and decreased mitochondrial membrane potential as compared with sham operation group. IPo significantly attenuated the I/R-induced changes mentioned above. The protective effects of IPo against renal I/R injury was reversed by 5-HD. Conclusion Mito-KATP channel is involved in reduction of I/R-induced renal injury by ischemic postconditioning.%目的 评价线粒体ATP敏感性钾通道(mito-KATP通道)在缺血后处理减轻大鼠肾缺血再灌注损伤中的作用.方法 健康成年雄性SD大鼠35只,体重250~280 g,随机分为5组(n=7):假手术组(S组)仅分离双侧肾蒂,暴露45 min不夹闭;肾

  14. Role of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channels in attenuation of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury by dexmedetomidine in rats%线粒体ATP敏感性钾通道在右美托咪定减轻大鼠脑缺血再灌注损伤中的作用

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    袁峰; 付红光; 孙凯; 董铁立

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the role of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium (mito-KATe) channels in attenuation of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury by dexmedetomidine in rats.Methods One hundred and twenty healthy male Wistar rats,weighing 290-340 g,were randomly assigned into 5 groups (n =24 each) using a random number table:sham operation group (group S) ; group I/R; dexmedetomidine group (group D) ; 5-HD (a specific blocker of mito-KATPchannel) group and 5-HD + dexmedetomidine group (group 5-HD + D).The rats were anesthetized with intraperitoneal chloral hydrate.Focal cerebral I/R was produced by 2 h middle cerebral artery occlusion followed by reperfusion.In group D,dexmedetomidine 50 μg/kg was injected intraperitoneally before ischemia and after onset of reperfusion.In group 5-HD,5-HD 30 mg/kg was injected intraperitoneally at 1 h before ischemia.In 5-HD + D group,5-HD 30 mg/kg was injected intraperitoneally at 1 h before ischemia and the other procedures were similar to those previously described in group D.Twelve rats were chosen at 24 and 48 h of reperfusion to assess the neurological deficit score (NDS).The animals were then sacrificed and brains were removed for determination of cerebral infarct size by TTC staining.Results Compared with S group,NDS and cerebral infarct size were significantly increased at each time point in the other four groups (P < 0.05).Compared with group I/R,NDS and cerebral infarct size were significantly decreased in D and 5-HD + D groups (P < 0.05),and no significant change was found in the parameters mentioned above in 5-HD group (P > 0.05).Compared with group D,NDS and infarct size were significantly increased in group 5-HD + D (P < 0.05).Conclusion Mito-KATP channels are involved in reduction of I/R-induced cerebral injury by dexmedetomidine in rats.%目的 评价线粒体ATP敏感性钾通道(mito-KATP通道)在右美托咪定减轻大鼠脑缺血再灌注损伤中的作用.方法

  15. 外源性硫化氢对大鼠急性心肌缺血损伤时炎性反应的影响%Effects of exogenous hydrogen sulfide on inflammatory responses during acute myocardial ischemia in rats

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    刘芳; 刘广杰; 张建新; 李兰芳

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effects of exogenous hydrogen sulfide on inflammatory responses during acute myocardial ischemia in rats.Methods Twenty-four adult male Sprague-Dawley rats,weighing 250-290 g,were randomly divided into 3 groups (n =8 each):sham operation group,acute myocardial ischemia group,and sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS) group.The animals were anesthetized with intraperitoneal chloral hydrate.The model of acute myocardial ischemia was established by ligating the left anterior descending branch of coronary artery.Normal saline 2 ml/kg and NaHS 3.12 mg/kg were intraperitoneally injected at 3 h of ischemia in AMI and NaHS groups,respectively.The rats were sacrificed at 6 h after ligation and hearts were removed for determination of interleukin-1β (IL-1β),IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) contents (by ELISA) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) mRNA expression (by semi-quantitative PCR) in myocardial tissues and for examination of myocardial ultrastructure with transmission electron microscope.Results Compared with S group,IL-1β,IL-6 and TNF-α conte.nts and ICAM-1 mRNA expression in myocardial tissues were significantly increased in AMI group (P < 0.05).Compared with AMI group,IL-1β,IL-6 and TNF-α contents and ICAM-1 mRNA expression in myocardial tissues were significantly decreased in NaHS group (P < 0.05).The damage to myocardial ultrastructure was significantly alleviated in NaHS group when compared with AMI group.Conclusion The mechanism by which exogenous H2S alleviates the acute myocardial ischemia injury is related to inhibition of the inflammatory responses in rats.%目的 评价外源性硫化氢对大鼠急性心肌缺血损伤时炎性反应的影响.方法 清洁级健康成年雄性SD大鼠24只,体重250 ~ 290 g,采用随机数字表法分为3组(n=6):假手术组(S组)、急性心肌缺血组(AMI组)和硫氢化钠组(NaHS组).采用结扎大鼠左冠状动脉前降支的方法制备急性心肌缺血模型.AMI

  16. 先天显性脊柱裂胎鼠羊水蛋白谱差异性分析%Comparative proteomics analysis of amniotic fluid in rats with spina bifida aperta

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    单立平; 李慧; 范洋; 周凤华; 顾卉; 袁正伟

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the potential biomarker for early diagnosis of spina bifida aperta by analyzing of proteomic profile of amniotic fluid in rats with spina bifida aperta (SBA) induced by all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA).Methods The pregnant rats were randomly divided into 2 groups:SBA group (24 rats) and normal group (9 rats).SBA was induced by a single intragastric administration of ATRA to the pregnant rats on gestational day 10 (E10).All pregnant rats were sacrificed by an overdose chloral hydrate on E17 day,and fetuses and amniotic fluid were collected.Albumin and IgG were removed using Protein A/G kit to increase the concentration of target proteins.The proteomic profiles of amniotic fluid were analyzed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE)/mass spectrometry (MS).Results Six proteins were found to be differentially expressed in the amnioticfluid of SBA rats.Of the 6 proteins,transferrin,alpha-1 antiproteinase and signal recognition particle receptor were unregulated,and apolipoprotein A Ⅳ and Srprb 77 kDa were down-regulated.Additionally,46 protein fragments in SBA amniotic fluid were found,including 11 were upregulated and 35 were downregulated.A Western blot analysis confirmed the 2-DE/MS data,indicating the 6 isoforms of AFP (69-,52-,36-,24-and 14-kDa) were associated with SBA.Moreover,the 69-kDa AFP was the most abundant protein in the amniotic fluid of SBA,which was increased by 1.42-fold (P<0.05).Conclusions Six proteins in amniotic fluid are correlated with spinal bifida aperta,and may be used as biomarkers for early diagnosis of spina bifida aperta.%目的 采用2-D/质谱电泳方法,比较孕17d正常组胎鼠和全反式维甲酸诱导的显性脊柱裂胎鼠羊水蛋白表达谱的变化,筛查先天性显性脊柱裂相关羊水标记物.方法 孕10d大鼠,采用全反式维甲酸胃管灌饲的方法建立先天显性脊柱裂动物模型24只(脊柱裂组),正常对照组9只(正常组).孕17d晨,麻醉孕鼠,显微镜下获取每

  17. Relationship between toll-like receptor 3 of spinal astrocytes and development of hyperalgesia in rats%脊髓星形胶质细胞TLR3与大鼠痛觉过敏形成的关系

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    章沿锋; 姚尚龙; 张小洺; 张德仁

    2009-01-01

    目的 评价脊髓星形胶质细胞Toll样受体3(TLR3)与大鼠痛觉过敏形成的关系.方法 雄性SD大鼠,体重180-250 g,取鞘内置管成功的大鼠126只,随机分为3组(n=42),正常对照组(C组);生理盐水组(NS组)鞘内注射生理盐水0.5 ml/kg,1次,d.连续7 d;痛觉过敏组(H组)腹腔注射米诺环素40me/kg+鞘内注射Poly(I:C)0.5 mg/kg,1次,d,连续7 d.各组于鞘内给药前1d和鞘内给药后1、3、5、7、10、14、21、28 d时测定机械痛阈和热痛阈;各组于鞘内给药后7 d时处死6只大鼠,取L4,5脊髓节段,采用免疫组化法测定脊髓背角胶质纤维酸性蛋白(GFAP)表达;各组于鞘内给药前1d和鞘内给药后1、7,14、21、28 d时各处死6只大鼠,取L4,5脊髓节段,采用RT-PCR法测定TLR3 mRNA表达.结果 与C组和Ns组比较,H组机械痛阈降低,脊髓背角GFAP和TLR3 mRNA表达上调(P<0.05).结论 TLR3与其特异性配体结合后,激活脊髓背角星形胶质细胞,诱发大鼠痛觉过敏.%Objective To evaluate the relationship between toll-like receptor 3(TLR3)of spinal astrocytes and development of hyperalgesia induced by intrathecal Poly(I:C)in rats.Methods Male SD-rats weighing 180-250 g were anesthetized with intraperitoneal(IT)10%chloral hydrate 3-3.5 ml/mg.Intrathecnl catheter was placed at L6-S1 interspace with the tip positioned at lumbar enlargement.One hundred and twenty.six SD rats in which IT catheters were successfully placed were randomly divided into 3 groups(n=42 each):group Ⅰ normal control(C);group Ⅱ received normal saline 0.5ml/kg IT, once a day for 7 consecutive days(NS); group Ⅲ received minocycline 40 mg/kg IP+Poly(1:C)0.5 mg/kg IT once a day for 7 consecutive days(H).Paw withdrawal threshold to von Frey filament stimulation(PWT)and paw withdrawal latency to neciceptive thermal stimulation(PWL)were measured at 1 d before operation and 1,3,5,7.10,14.21,28 day after IT injection.Six animals were kiUed at 1d before operation and 1,7,14,21,28 d after

  18. 海马神经干细胞与胶原蛋白海绵及明胶海绵的生物相容性%Biocompatibility of hippocampal neural stem cells with collagen and gelatin sponge

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    郭宝凤; 董明敏; 席恺

    2006-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The selection of carrier plays an essential role in the research of applying tissue-engineering to fix the peripheral nerves. An ideal carrier would be one that is similar to extracellular matrix and that it has biocompatibility with in vivo cells.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biocompatibility of hippocampal neural stem cells with collagen and gelatin sponge in vitro and to probe into the feasibility of using the materials as biomaterial scaffold in peripheral nerve tissue engineering.DESIGN: A randomized and controlled trial.SETTING: Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University; Department of Anatomy of the School of Basic Medical Sciences of Zhengzhou University.MATERIALS: The experiment was carried out from July to December 2005 at the Laboratory of Neurobiology of the Department of Anatomy of the School College of Basic Medical Sciences of Zhengzhou University.Twelve New born (< 24 hours) clean grade guinea pigs of either gender with a body mass of 50-70 g, were provided by the Experimental Animals Center of Zhengzhou University School of Medicine.METHODS: The new born (< 24 hours) guinea pigs were anesthetized intraperitoneally with 10 g/L chloral hydrate and sterilized in 0.75 volume fraction of alcohol. Hippocampal tissue was resected from the brain under a surgical microscope. Hippocampus neural stem cells were cultured in vitro. The cultured cells of two generations were suspended at a density of 1 ×1010L-1 and respectively combined with collagen and gelatin sponge.The number of cells was counted and histological changes were observed under an inverted phase microscope and scanning electron microscope after 7 days, and the adhesion rate of the two materials to the cells were measured.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: ①Growth of the neural stem cells and their adhesion to the collagen and gelatin sponge were observed and the total number of the cells and adhesion rate with carrier were measured.

  19. Preparation of EUS-guided radiofrequency probe and test of its functions%可经超声内镜引导的射频消融电极针的制备及其性能初探

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    马士杰; 张国新; 施瑞华; 郭峰; 苗毅

    2011-01-01

    Objective To prepare a radiofrequency (RF) ablation probe guided by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and to evaluate its efficacy and safety. Methods A modified 19-gauge needle ( Olympus) was used, which was electrically insulated with shrink tubing, with the tip of lcm naked. The insulation was tested, and the current signal was stable. Three rabbits were anesthetized with 8% chloral hydrate ( 3 ml/kg) intraperitoneally, fixed on the dissecting table. A standard neutral pad was applied to the thigh of the rabbit to complete the electrical circuit, both the pad and the needle electrode connected with RF generator. After anesthesia was ready, the needle was advanced through the gastric wall into the liver. Ablations were performed three times in the same zone. Extent and tissue lesion were measured after ablation. Results Ablation could be successfully performed by the needle electrode, with brown lesions surrounded by normal hepatic tissue. The mean diameter of the ablated zone in the liver was 1.0 cm× 1.2 cm. After ablation,specimens along the passage were subjected to NADH staining, and no lesions were found. HE and NADH staining showed no viable cells in the central ablation area. Conclusion With the advance of the technology and selection of materials, an EUS-guided needle electrode can be made. This preliminary animal trial demonstrates that radiofrequency ablation can be performed effectively and safely by using this EUS-guided needle electrode.%目的 制备能经超声内镜引导下的射频消融电极并初步测试其性能.方法 对能经超声内镜引导的Olympus胰腺19 G穿刺针进行改造,手柄部位进行导线外接,其尖端予以绝缘、疏水涂层,尖端裸露1 cm.进行测试后显示绝缘部分绝缘良好,裸露电极电流信号稳定.将3只家兔用8%的水合氯醛3 ml/kg腹腔注射,麻醉后固定于解剖台上,腿部接中性电极板,连接于Radionics射频消融发生器.射频消融发生器另一端接制备好的消

  20. Effect of diabetes on baclofen-induced inhibition of mEPSCs in spinal glutamatergic neurons in rats with neuropathic pain%糖尿病因素对巴氯芬抑制神经痛大鼠脊髓谷氨酸能神经元突触后电流的影响

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    白惠萍; 彭云水; 王倩; 吴川; 刘飞飞; 刘朋; 郭跃先; 王秀丽

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of diabetes on baclofen-induced inhibition of miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (mEPSCs) in spinal glutamatergic neurons in rats with neuropathic pain.Methods Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats,aged 4 weeks,weighing 150-170 g,were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=15 each group):control group (C group) and diabetic neuropathic pain group (D group).Diabetic neuropathic pain was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin 50 mg/kg and confirmed 28 days later by blood glucose > 16.7 mmol/L and pain threshold < 4 g in group D,while the rats received the equal volume of normal saline in C group.The animals were anesthetized with intraperitoneal 10% chloral hydrate 50 mg/kg.The rats were then sacrificed and lumbar segments (L1.5) of the spinal cord were removed for slice preparations.Glutamatergic mEPSCs in lamina Ⅱ neurons were recorded by using whole-cell patch-clamp technique and 20 neurons located in lamina Ⅱ of the spinal cord were recorded in each group.The cells stabilized for 30 min after sealing,and then baclofen with the final concentrations of 1,10,20,50 μmol/L was added to the perfusion solution at 5 min intervals followed by washout.The frequency and intensity of glutamatergic mEPSCs were recorded immediately before and after administration and at 5 min after washout.The inhibitory effect of baclofen on glutamatergic mEPSCs was measured and the inhibitory rate was calculated.Results Compared with group C,the frequency of glutamatergic mEPSCs was significantly increased and the inhibitory rate was decreased under each concentration (P < 0.05),and no significant change was found in the intensity of mEPSCs under each concentration in D group (P > 0.05).Conclusion Diabetes decreases baclofen-induced analgesic effect in rats with neuropathic pain,which is related to inhibition of mEPSCs in spinal glutamatergic neurons.%目的 评价糖尿病因素对巴氯芬抑制神经痛大鼠脊髓谷氨酸

  1. Experimental study on Yougui recipe (右归饮)in preventng osteolysis surrounding artificial prosthesis%右归饮防治人工关节假体周围骨溶解的实验研究

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    蔡运火; 赵鹏; 毛强; 鲍航行; 王金法; 胡淼锋; 肖鲁伟; 童培建

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To explore effects of Yougui recipe (右归饮) and salmon calcitonin acetate in preventing osteolysis surrounding artificial prosthesis. Methods:Thirty-two SD male rats with weighted (250±20) g,aged 8 weeks,were randomly divided into four groups ;blank group,model group,salmon ealcitonin acetate group and Yougui recipe (右归饮) group,and 8 rats in each group. Blank group did not undergo any process,other 24 rats underwent anesthesia by chloral hydrate,their knee joints were exposed through medial patellar side,drilling from fermoral condyle nest to marrow cavity,high density of polyth-lene particles were injected into hole,titanium nail were put into,bone wax closed the window,then suturing step by step. After the molding, saline were used to gavaged in blank group and model group, Yougui recipe (右归饮) for Yougui recipe (右归饮) group,salmon calcitonin maximus injection for calcitonin group. After 10 weeks' mediation,rats were executed,and arterial blood and bilateral femoral organization were collected to biochemical ,imaging morphology, tissue pathology and molecular biology detection. Results:The key gene expression of activiting osteoclast were inhibited in Yougui recipe (右归饮) group and calcitonin group. The level of OPG, Ca, ALP in Yougui recipe (右归饮) group were higher than calcitonin group (P<0.01); the content of RANKL were lower (P<0.01). There were no significance meaning in RANK,Trap5b,P between two groups. Conclusion : Both of Yougui recipe ( 右归饮) and calcitonin can slow and treat surrounding osteolysis of artificial joint prosthesis, and Yougui recipe (右归饮 ) has better effect in promoting bone formation. The effect of Yougui recipe (右归饮) in promoting bone formation, inhibiting osteoclasts to provide a new method to treating surrounding osteolysis of artificial joint prosthesis.hesis, and Yougui recipe (右归饮%目的:观察右归饮和鲑鱼降钙素防治人工关节假体周

  2. Effects of chrysophanol on hydrogen peroxide and catalase in lung injury induced by cerebral ischemia reper-fusion of mice%大黄酚对脑缺血再灌注小鼠肺组织过氧化氢和过氧化氢酶的影响

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    王四海; 郭桢; 张秀敏; 韩培天; 温塘芳; 王树

    2014-01-01

    Objective To study the effects of chrysophanol on hydrogen peroxide and catalase in lung injury induced by cerebral ischemia reperfusion in mice and further analyze the related mechanisms of protective effect on lung injury induced by cerebral ischemia reperfusion .Methods Cerebral ischemia reperfusion models of mice were prepared with 90 Kunming mice anesthetized by 3.5%chloral hydrate .The models of 74 mice that prepared success-fully were randomly divided into five groups:sham-operated group (14 mice, operate but not do cerebral ischemia reperfusion ), model group(IR, 15 mice, operate and do cerebral ischemia reperfusion ), high dose chrysophanol group(IR+Chry, 15 mice, ip 10 mg/kg), middle dose chrysophanol group(IR+Chry, 15 mice, ip 1 mg/kg), low dose chrysophanol group(IR+Chry, 15 mice, ip 0.1mg/kg).Mice of model group and chrysophanol group were be-headed quickly when blood flow is restored after ten minutes , and then lung tissues were taken out of beheaded mice to make 10%lung homogenate .H2 O2 and CAT activities in lung were measured .Results Compared with sham-op-erated group, the content of H2 O2 of model group was increased , and the activities of CAT was decreased , and there were statistical differences ﹙P <0.05);Compared with model group, Chrysophanol could decrease the content of H2O2(Chry10.0, Chry1.0 mg/kg,P<0.01)and increase the activities of CAT(Chry10.0 mg/kg,P<0.01) in lung of mice induced by cerebral ischemia reperfusion .Conclusion Protective effects of chrysophanol on lung injury of cerebral ischemia reperfusion can be affected by increasing the activity of CAT in the pulmonary tissue .%目的:研究大黄酚( chrysophanol , Chry )对脑缺血再灌注( IR )后小鼠肺组织中过氧化氢( H2 O2)及过氧化氢酶( CAT)的影响,探讨大黄酚对脑IR后对肺损伤的保护作用机制。方法取昆明种小鼠80只,3.5%水合氯醛麻醉后,制备小鼠IR模型。将造模成功的74

  3. 大黄酚对脑缺血再灌注小鼠心脏组织过氧化氢及过氧化氢酶的影响%Effects of chrysophanol on hydrogen peroxide and catalase in cerebral ischemia reperfusion mice heart tissue

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    王四海; 郭桢; 张秀敏; 韩培天; 温塘芳; 王树

    2014-01-01

    Objective To study the effects of chrysophanol on hydrogen peroxide and catalase in cerebral ischemia reperfusion mice heart tissue and further analyze the related mechanisms of protective effects on heart injury induced by cerebral ischemia reperfusion.Methods Cerebral ischemia reperfusion models of mice were prepared with 90 kunming mice anesthetized by 3.5%chloral hydrate.The models of 74 mice that prepared successfully were randomly divided into five groups:sham-operated group(14 mice, operate but not do cerebral ischemia reperfusion ) , model group( I-R, 15 mice, operate and do cerebral ischemia reperfusion) , high dose chrysophanol group( I-R+Chry, 15 mice, ip 10 mg/kg) , middle dose chrysophanol group( I-R+Chry, 15 mice, ip 1 mg/kg) , low dose chrysophanol group(I-R+Chry, 15 mice, ip 0.1 mg/kg).Mice of model group and chrysophanol group were be-headed quickly when blood flow is restored after ten minutes, and then heart tissues were taken out of beheaded mice to make 10%heart homogenate.Content of H2 O2 and CAT activities in heart were measured.Results Compared with control group H2 O2 content in mice heart tissue of model group increased significantly, CAT activity obviously re-duced in the heart tissue, the difference was statistically significant ( P <0.05);Compared with model group, H2 O2 content in the heart tissue of mice of high dose chrysophanol group and middle dose chrysophanol group decreased sig-nificantly, the difference was statistically significant (Chry 10.0, Chry 1.0 mg/kg, P <0.01).Compared with model group CAT activities of heart in high dose chrysophanol group increased significantly, the difference was statistically sig-nificant (Chry 10.0 mg/kg, P <0.01).Conclusion Protective effects of chrysophanol on heart injury of cerebral ischemia reperfusion can be affected by increas-ing the activity of CAT in heart tissue.%目的:研究大黄酚( chrysophanol,Chry)对脑缺血再灌注( IR)后小鼠心脏组织中过氧化氢( H2 O

  4. 重组腺病毒气管途径反复转染大鼠肺组织人类eNOS基因的转导效果%Efficiency of transduction of recombinant adenovirus-mediated human endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene into lung tissue by repeated intratracheal transfection in rats

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    周锦; 曹惠鹃; 张铁铮; 金强; 王俊科

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the efficiency of transduction of recombinant adenovirus-mediated human endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) into lung tissue by repeated intratracheal transfection in rats.Methods Sixty 3-4 month old male Wistar rats weighing 220-280 g were randomly divided into 2 groups:control group (group C,n =10) and eNOS gene transduction group (group T,n =50).The animals were anesthetized with intraperitoneal 10% chloral hydrate 35 mg/kg,tracheally intubated and mechanically ventilated (VT 2.5 ml,RR 60 bpm,FiO2 1.0).Recombinant adenovirus carrying human eNOS gene was given as gift by Professor Gerard from Texas University,Southwest Medical Center.In group T 50 μl of the recombinant adenovirus in concentration of 5 × 109 PFU/ml was instilled into trachea every 5 minutes for 12 times,while in group C equal volume of vector conservation solution was instilled instead.Pulmonary arterial blood samples were obtained at 2,5,7,14 and 21 d after intratracheal transfection (n =10 at each time point) for determination of serum NO concentration.The animals were immediately sacrificed after blood sample collection for determination of expression of eNOS protein in the lung tissue and RNA.The eNOS expression in the trachea,bronchus,lung,liver,spleen and kidney was detected by immuno-histochemistry.Results The serum NO concentrations were significantly higher at all time points in group T than in group C.The eNOS expression was detected in the epithelial cells of trachea and bronchi,and endothelial cells of alveoli and pulmonary blood vessels in group T but not in group C.eNOS expression was not detected in liver,spleen and kidney at 7 d after intratracheal transfection in group T.Conclusion Human eNOS gene mediated by recombinant adenovirus was transducted into rat lung tissue with normal enzyme activity by repeated intratracheal administration without being detected in distant organs.%目的 重组腺病毒气管途径反复转染大鼠肺组织人类内

  5. Utilização da terapia ultra-sônica de baixa intensidade na redução da lipodistrofia ginecóide: uma terapia segura ou risco cardiovascular transitório? Um estudo pré-clínico Use of low intensity ultrasonic therapy in the reduction of gynecoid lipodystrofy: a safe therapy or transitory cardiovascular risk? A pre-clinical study

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    2005-12-01

    . After induced anesthesia with halotano, the rats had been submitted to UST pulse way, with power 1,0W/cm2 and 3 MHz frequency in the inguinal region (3cm2, during 03 min. per 10 days. At the treatment end, after anesthesia with Chloral 10% (0,4mL / 100g a catheter made of PE-50 tubing connected to PE-10 tubing was implanted in the femoral artery, the blood pressure (BP and hart rate (HR was measured; the blood was collected for determination of lipids and glucose levels. To follow, hearts were isolated and perfused by Langendorff apparatus; was determined the baseline coronary perfused pressure (CPP after 40 minutes and determined dose-response curve by adenosine. Data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA for independent sample, followed by the Tukey test for comparison of the means. Differences were considered significant when P<0.05 and values were reported as mean+SEM. RESULTS: We observed increase (P<0,01 in blood pressure in the UST (114+1 vs. in the control-sham (103+1mmHg group. The serum glucose (97+2 vs. 133+6 mg/dL and lipids profile showed significant differences in the LDL-C (10+1 vs. 14+1 mg/dL HDL-C (59+1 vs. 54+1 mg/dL; triglyceride (33+2 vs. 82+6 mg/dL in the control and UST groups, respectively. The baseline CPP was reduced (P<0,01 from 94+2 mmHg in the control-sham to 79+1 mmHg in the UST group. CONCLUSIONS: Immediately after use of ultrasound therapy, the hemodynamics parameters and serum lipids and glucose levels were modified and producing attenuation induced-vasodilatation by adenosine. Therefore, we can consider that the UST increases the cardiovascular risk in female rats.

  6. Role of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channel in the mild head hypothermia induced attenuation of global cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats%线粒体ATP敏感性钾通道在头部浅低温减轻大鼠全脑缺血再灌注损伤中的作用

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    董振明; 薄立军; 韩建民; 黄立宁; 康荣田; 曹瑞旗; 吴文浩

    2009-01-01

    目的 评价线粒体ATP敏感性钾通道在头部浅低温减轻大鼠全脑缺血再灌注损伤中的作用.方法 健康雄性SD大鼠32只,体重200~250 g,随机分为4组(n=8):假手术组(S组)、全脑缺血再灌注组(I/R组)、头部浅低温组(H组)和5-羟基葵酸钠组(5-HD组).采用三血管阻断法建立大鼠全脑缺血再灌注模型.S组仅分离血管,不阻断;I/R组制备大鼠全脑缺血再灌注模型;H组于再灌注前即刻实施头部浅低温(使鼓膜温度在1 min内降至32~34℃),维持3 h后复温;5-HD组于缺血前30 min腹腔注射5-羟基葵酸钠10 mg/kg,于再灌注前即刻实施头部浅低温.于再灌注12 h时评估大鼠神经行为学(跨格次数和转体时间),采用EIJSA法测定血清神经元特异性烯醇化酶(NSE)的浓度,电镜下观察额叶皮质神经元的超微结构.结果 与S组比较,I/R组、H组和5-HD组跨格次数减少,转体时间延长,I/R组和5-HD组血清NSE浓度升高(P<0.05),H组血清NSE浓度差异无统计学意义(P0.05);与I/R组比较,H组跨格次数增多,转体时间缩短,血清NSE浓度降低,5-HD组转体时间缩短(P<0.05),其余指标差异无统计学意义(P0.05);与H组比较,5-HD组跨格次数减少,转体时间延长,血清NSE浓度升高(P<0.05).H组额叶皮质神经元病理学改变较I/R组和5-HD组减轻,5-HD组与I/R组损伤程度相似.结论 头部浅低温减轻大鼠全脑缺血再灌注损伤可能与开放线粒体ATP敏感性钾通道有关.%Objective To investigate the role of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (mito-KATP) in the mild head hypothermia induced attenuation of global cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Methods Thirty-two healthy male SD rats weighing 200-250 g were randomly divided into 4 groups (n=8each): group Ⅰ sham operation (S);group Ⅱ I/R;group Ⅲ mild head hypothermia + I/R (H) and group 5-HD + mild head hypothermia + I/R (5-HD). The animals were anesthetized with intraperitoneal 10% chloral

  7. Sedoanalgesia pediátrica en lugares fuera de quirófano Pediatric sedoanalgesia outside the operating theatre

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    2004-12-01

    .Objective: To review the sedations that are performed in pediatric care outside the surgical area. This is always a challenge for the anesthesiologist, but particularly when the patients are children. We believe that the keys are: a protocol that establishes the drugs to be used and their routes of administration, monitoring, appointment of a nurse for the support of the anesthesiologist and, of course, a very good selection of the procedures. In fact, despite the many studies that have been published about sedation, many of these fail because the indications are not appropriate or because the person that performs them is not an anesthesiologist. Our working method has been the following: -We carried out a literature search of a basic drug: propofol. -In order to establish the procedures that have to be conducted under sedation in children, we contacted several hospitals with a recognized prestige in Pediatric Anesthesia with a list of procedures. The hospitals consulted were: Children's Hospital de Pittsburgh, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Pediatric Anesthesia of the Varsaw University, Children's Hospital of Colonia (Alemania and Sick Great Ormond Street of London. All of them agreed on the need of sedation for the following procedures: bath of burned children, radiotherapy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR, computerized axial tomography (CAT, positron emission tomography (PET. The echocardiography in small children is mostly performed with chloral hidrate, either orally (85% or rectally administered. Material and method: We reviewed recently published literature with Internet search tools, in most cases using the propofol word and crossing-over the key words: propofol and children, propofol and infants y propofol and neonates. Conclusions: Sedation procedures in children require, such as any other type of anesthesia, the following: 1. Informed consent. 2. Fasting, depending on age. 3. Availability of a venous access. 4. Appropriate monitoring depending on the

  8. Effects of Sulfotanshinone Sodium Injection on neuropathic pain in rats%丹参酮ⅡA磺酸钠注射液对大鼠神经病理性痛的影响

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    严琳; 冷玉芳; 刘瑞; 高毅; 葛亮

    2013-01-01

    目的 评价丹参酮ⅡA磺酸钠注射液对大鼠神经病理性痛的影响.方法 健康成年雄性Wistar大鼠108只,体重180 ~ 220 g,6~8周龄,采用随机数字表法,将其分为3组(n=36):假手术组(S组)、神经病理性痛组(CCI组)和丹参酮ⅡA磺酸钠注射液组(SSI组).CCI组和SSI组采用坐骨神经慢性压迫损伤法制备大鼠神经病理性痛模型.SSI组于术毕即刻开始至处死前1d,腹腔注射丹参酮ⅡA磺酸钠注射液25 mg/kg,1次/d,S组和CCI组腹腔注射等容量(5 ml/kg)生理盐水.于术前1d、术后3、7、14 d时测定机械缩足反应阈(MWT)和热缩足潜伏期(TWL);于术后3、7、14 d时测定痛阈后处死大鼠,取L4-6脊髓组织,采用免疫组化法测定脊髓背角Bcl-2和caspase-3的表达;采用分光光度法测定脊髓MDA含量及SOD活性.结果 与S组比较,CCI组和SSI组MWT降低,TWL缩短,脊髓背角Bcl-2和caspase-3表达上调,脊髓MDA含量升高,SOD活性降低(P<0.05);与CCI组比较,SSI组MWT升高,TWL延长,脊髓背角Bcl-2表达上调,caspase-3表达下调,脊髓MDA含量降低,SOD活性升高(P<0.05).结论 丹参酮ⅡA磺酸钠注射液可减轻大鼠神经病理性痛,其机制与抑制脊髓组织氧化应激反应,减少脊髓背角神经元凋亡有关.%Objective To investigate the effects of Sulfotanshinone Sodium Injection (SSI) on neuropathic pain in rats.Methods One hundred and eight adult male Wistar rats,aged 6-8 weeks,weighing 180-220 g,were randomly divided into 3 groups (n =36 each):sham operation group (group S) ; chronic constrictive injury (CCI)group; group SSI.The animals were anesthetized with intraperitoneal 10% chloral hydrate 350 mg/kg.In groups CCI and SSI,4 ligatures were placed on the right sciatic nerve at 1 mm intervals with 4-0 silk thread according to the method described by Bennett et al.In group S,the right sciatic nerves were exposed,but not ligated.In group SSI,SSI 25 mg/kg was injected intraperitoneally once a day

  9. Effects of different perfusate on the morphological structure of rabbit corneal endothelium during phacoemulsification%不同成分灌注液对超声乳化术中兔角膜内皮细胞形态结构的影响

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    陶仕英; 穆长征; 刘华; 王晓梅

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The association between the ingredients of perfusate and its protection on corneal endothelium is always the hot issue in ophthalmology and pharmacology.OBJECTIVE: To observe the influence of different perfusates on the structure and function of rabbit corneal endothelium during phacoemulsification.DESIGN: A randomized grouping designed and controlled animal trial.SETTINGS: Laboratory of experimental animal center of Jinzhou Medical College and the laboratory of experimental animal operation of an urban hospital.MATERIALS: The experiments were carried out in the laboratory of experimental animal center of Jinzhou Medical College and the laboratory of experimental animal operation of Jinzhou Yadong Ophthalmology Hospital from September 2004 to March 2005. Sixteen pure Japanese big-ear rabbits of 3.5 months old, clean degree, were randomly divided into four groups with 4 rabbits in each group: normal control group, saline group, shike group and balanced salt solution group. Shike was produced by Shenyang Qixing Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.; Balanced salt solution by Alcon Company (USA).METHODS: The rabbits were intraperitoneally anesthetized with 100 ml/L chloral hydrate (3 mL/kg), 4% oxybuprocaine hydrochloride eye drops were used for surface anesthesia of eyes, and both eyes were operated. Alcon phacoemulsification apparatus (USA) and routine microsurgical instruments were used. A 3.5-mm incision was made on sclerotic tunnel at 2 mm posterior to superior limbus of sclera, punctured into the anterior chamber, then 0.25 mL Viscoat (Alcon) was infused. Curvilinear capsulorhexis was performed with the diameter of about 5 mm. The phacoemulsification head was placed in the center to suck out the crystal nucleus and cortex, and the incision was closed after the operation. The morphology of the corneal endothelium was quantitatively determined using contact specular microscope preoperativley and 6 hours postoperatively, including the density and area of corneal

  10. Effect of astaxanthin intervention on contrast-induced acute kidney injury in experimental rats%虾青素对低渗性对比剂诱导的大鼠急性肾损伤的保护作用

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    陈静; 李文华; 刘娜娜; 余亚仁; 郑迪

    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the protective effect and mechanism of astaxanthin (AST) on the acute kidney injury induced by iohexol in rats.Method Thirty rats were randomly divided into five groups:control group (Ctrl);iohexol group (CM);astaxanthin group (AST,100 mg/kg),low astaxanthin dose group (LAST+CM,50 mg/kg) and high astaxanthin dose group (HAST+CM,100 mg/kg),6 in each group.The rats in AST,LAST+CM,HAST+CM groups were administrated with AST by oral gavages using an intubation needle for 10 consecutive days.The rats in Ctrl and CM groups rats in Ctrl,CM groups were given with dissolvant instead in equal volume.Except for the Ctrl and AST groups,on day 8,rats were given indomethacin,L-NAME and iohexol in their femoral vein under chloral hydrate anesthesia to build a contrast induced-nephropathy (CIN) model.At the end of the experiment (72 h after CIN induction),all rats were sacrificed.The Scr level,BUN level,renal histology,renal tissue activities in superoxide dismutase (SOD),catalase (CAT),glutathione peroxidase (GPx),Glutathione (GSH) and level of malondialdehyde (MDA) were performed.Apoptosis of renal cells was detected by Bcl-2,Bax and Caspase-3 p17 with Western blot.Results Compared with Ctrl group,the levels of Scr,BUN were significantly increased in CM group (all P < 0.01);while compared with CM group,the indicators were decreased in treatment groups (P < 0.01).Renal tubular structure damage,medulla congestion,loss of brush border,vacuolar degeneration,apoptosis and proteinaceous casts were observed in the CM group,and the renal injury scores were higher compared with Ctrl group (P < 0.05),however,administrated with AST could significantly improve the changes (P < 0.05).Oxidative stress indicators showed that MDA level were increased while SOD,GPx,GSH activities were significantly decreased at CM group (all P < 0.05),and the indicators above were ameliorated in treatment groups (all P < 0.05).Western blot showed that the expression of Bcl-2 was

  11. Study of water quality improvements during riverbank filtration at three midwestern United States drinking water utilities

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    Weiss, W.; Bouwer, E.; Ball, W.; O'Melia, C.; Lechevallier, M.; Arora, H.; Aboytes, R.; Speth, T.

    2003-04-01

    treatment at the other two sites in terms of removal of organic carbon and DBP precursor material. Removals of TOC and DOC upon RBF at the three sites generally ranged from 30 to 70% compared to 20 to 50% removals upon bench-scale treatment of the river waters. Reductions in precursor material for a variety of DBP precursors for trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, haloacetonitriles, haloketones, chloral hydrate, and chloropicrin upon RBF ranged from 50 to 100% using both the formation potential (FP) and the uniform formation conditions (UFC) tests (Standard Methods, 1998; Summers et al., 1996), while reductions upon bench-scale treatment were generally in the range of 40 to 80%. The significantly higher reductions of the DBP precursors relative to those of TOC and DOC indicate a preferential reduction upon ground passage in the NOM that reacts with chlorine to form DBPs. Upon both bench-scale conventional treatment and RBF, a shift was observed in DBP formation from the chlorinated to the more brominated species due to the removal of DOC relative to bromide upon treatment or RBF. As DOC is removed, the bromide:DOC ratio increases, leading to the formation of more brominated DBPs. The shift was more pronounced upon RBF due to the generally higher reductions in DOC. UFC testing with a constant chlorine:DOC:bromide ratio ruled out the possibility of any significant preferential removal of the NOM precursor material for the more chlorinated DBPs. These results highlight the importance of the bromide ion in the formation of DBPs in drinking water, especially in light of the higher theoretical cancer risk associated with the brominated DBPs. Risk calculations demonstrated the ability of RBF to reduce the theoretical excess cancer risk due to THMs formed upon chlorination, in all cases, and with substantially better performance than the bench-scale treatment train. The characterization studies were carried out to evaluate whether the observed removals of DBP precursor material upon

  12. 血管壁和血管内皮细胞超微结构在急性机械性脑血管痉挛早期的变化%Ultrastructural changes in vascular wall and vascular endothelial cells during early stage of acute mechanical cerebral vasospasm

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    陆菁菁; 张邵东; 翟晶; 万虹

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Cerebrovascular drag, occlusion and other mechanical stimulations inevitably occur during some craniocerebral operations, which cause acute mechanical cerebrovascular vasospasm. At present, the mechanism underlying the patho-physiology as well as the pathological prognosis of this acute mechanical vasospasm remains unclear.OBJECTIVE: To observe changes in the vascular diameter of the middle cerebral artery, cerebral blood flow (CBF), and ultrastructure of vascular wall and vascular endothelial cells, during the early stage (2 hours) of mechanical cerebral vasospasm in cats.DESIGN: Open experiment.SETTING: Department of Neurology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University; Beijing Institute of Neurosurgery.MATERIALS: Six healthy adult hybrid cats, of either gender, weighing from 2.5 to 3.5 kg, were provided by the China Medical Science Institute of Experimental Animals. Laser Doppler flowmetry (Periflux 5010, Sweden Perimed Company)was used.METHODS: This study was carried out in the Beijing Institute of Neurosurgery between August 2005 and March 2006. For all experimental surgical procedures, the cats were anesthetized by intraperitoneal injection of 200 g/L chloral hydrate, at 2 mL/kg, and then placed in a prone position. A median incision was made in the scalp and a square bone window, 8×10 mm, was opened at 1.5 cm posterior and 1.5 lateral to the anterior fontanel, after which the dura mater was pricked out. The fine detecting head of the Laser Doppler flowmetry was fixed to a region of the cerebral surfacewith no vessels or with only a few vessels. Subsequently, the cats were placed in lateral position. Under the surgical microscope, the right middle cerebral artery was exposed through a suborbital approach. Blunt apparatus was used to stimulate middle the middle cerebral artery repeatedly, at a frequency of 100 time/min within 30 minutes.The diameter of the middle cerebral artery was measured and a perfusion index of cortical brain tissue

  13. Improvement of valerian-ligusticum extract on cerebral microcirculatory disturbance%复方缬芎提取物改善脑微循环障碍作用

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    薛存宽; 何学斌; 屈文; 李颖; 曾伶; 彭仁琇

    2005-01-01

    injected in coccygeal nerve. Fifteen minutes later, radio-immunity counter was used periment of arteral-ovenous bypass method for thrombosis, before the opercal saline successively, continuously for 7 days, once per day. After 24 hours of medication pause, with abdominal anesthesia with pentobarbitol sodium, a catheter (with surgical thread inside) was used in vitro to connect common cervical vein and carotid artery. Thrombus mass was scaled 15 dominal anesthesia of chloral hydrate, intraluminal thread approach (ITA)was used to block unilateral MCA. Except that ITA was not used, the other management in sham-operation group was same as experimental groups.Gastric perfusion was done with VLE(156, 94, 31.3 mg/kg), ligustrazine operation and 3 hours and 12 hours after operation. 24 hours after modeling, the assessment was done for behavioral neurological damage and brain sive cerebral ischemia experiment, the model was prepared by coccygeal injection of collagen + adrenalin (AD). Respectively, 30 minutes before modeling injection and 1 hour after injection, gastric perfusion was done with VLE (200, 40 mg/kg), ligustrazine (10 mg/kg) or solvent enhancer of equal volume successively to observe the numbers of dead mice in 5 minutes after modeling and the numbers of hemiplegia mice in 15 minutes;and to determine brain mass index 8 hours later after sacrificed and lactic acid level of brain tissue homogenate with ultraviolet spectrophotometry.group.RESULTS: In the experiment of acute extensive brain ischemia in mice, in solvent control, during modeling, 3 mice were died and the rest 207 mice brain tissue in mice, the ratios of brain with and blood γ ray pulsating intensity in VLE 85 mg/kg group and VLE 170 mg/kg were higher than model group (0.53±0.09, 0.55±0.08, 0.45±0.08, t=2.234 6, 2.793 3, P method in rats, the thrombus masses in VLE 156 mg/kg group, 94 mg/kg group and 31.3 g/kg group were lower remarkably than the model group [(12.66±4.79), (13.31 ±3.97), (13.49±4