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  1. Método analítico para a determinação de meloxicam em plasma humano por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE Determination of meloxicam in human plasma by HPLC

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    Valentina Porta

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se e validou-se método analítico simples, rápido e específico para quantificação de meloxicam (inibidor da COX-2 em plasma humano através da cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência, para aplicação em estudos de bioequivalência. Piroxicam foi utilizado como padrão interno. Empregou-se cromatografia em fase reversa com coluna modelo Synergi RP-MAX (150 x 4,6 mm, à temperatura de 30 ºC e fase móvel constituída por mistura de acetonitrila e tampão fosfato 0,025 mol/L pH 4,5 (40:60, v/v, a um fluxo de 1,0 mL/min. Os analitos foram detectados por UV a 364 nm. As amostras de plasma foram acidificadas com ácido clorídrico 1 mol/L, extraídas utilizando-se éter terc-butil metílico e, após filtração e secagem, o resíduo foi reconstituído em 250 mL de fase móvel para injeção em CLAE. Os tempos de retenção para meloxicam (padrão e piroxicam (padrão interno foram 3,35 e 4,19 minutos, respectivamente. Este método apresentou linearidade na faixa de concentração entre 50-4000 ng/mL (R² = 0,9995, com limite de quantificação inferior de 50 ng/mL e exatidão de 114%. O método analítico desenvolvido neste trabalho demonstrou especificidade, linearidade, precisão e exatidão adequadas, permitindo sua aplicação em ensaios de bioequivalência.A simple, rapid and specific high-performance liquid cromatographic (HPLC method was developed and validated to estimate meloxicam (COX-2 inhibitor levels in human plasma. Piroxicam was used as internal standard. Reversed phase chromatography was conducted using a Synergi RP-MAX (150 x 4.6 mm column at 30 ºC and a mobile phase of acetonitrile and 0.025 mol/L pH 4,5 phosphate buffer (40:60, v/v, at a flow rate of 1mL/min. Analytes were detected at 364 nm. Plasma samples were acidified with 1 mol/L hydrochloric acid and extracted with tert-butyl methyl ether, evaporated to dryness, reconstituted in 250 mL of mobile phase and injected in the column. The retention time of

  2. Voriconazole Increases while Itraconazole Decreases Plasma Meloxicam Concentrations▿

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    Hynninen, V. V.; Olkkola, K T; Bertilsson, L; Kurkinen, K. J.; Korhonen, T; Neuvonen, P. J.; Laine, K

    2008-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of voriconazole, an inhibitor of cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) and CYP3A4, and itraconazole, an inhibitor of CYP3A4, on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of meloxicam. Twelve healthy volunteers in a crossover study ingested 15 mg of meloxicam without pretreatment (control), after voriconazole pretreatment, and after itraconazole pretreatment. The plasma concentrations of meloxicam, voriconazole, itraconazole, and thromboxane B2 (TxB2) generation were ...

  3. The Measurement of Meloxicam and Meloxicam Metabolites in Rat Plasma Using a High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry Method.

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    Miyamoto, Aoi; Aoyama, Takahiko; Matsumoto, Yoshiaki

    2017-02-01

    A high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet spectrophotometry (HPLC-UV) method for the determination of meloxicam (MEL) and meloxicam metabolites (5'-hydroxy meloxicam (5-HMEL) and 5'-carboxy meloxicam (5-CMEL)) has been developed. After extraction of MEL, 5-HMEL, and 5-CMEL from rat plasma using Oasis HLB cartridges, the extracts were separated with a Luna C18 (2) 100 A column (5 µm, 4.6×150 mm, Phenomenex) using a mobile phase of 50 mM phosphate buffer (pH 2.15, solvent A) and acetonitrile (solvent B) at a flow rate of 0.8 mL/min in a linear gradient. The detection wavelength was 360 nm, and the internal standard (IS) was piroxicam. Each calibration curve was linear in the range of 40 to 1000 ng/mL (r(2)>0.999). The extraction rates of MEL, 5-HMEL, and 5-CMEL were greater than 86.9%. The intra- and inter-day accuracies were in the range of 95.0 to 119.0%, and the precision was 0.2 to 17.0%. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of the quantitative and qualitative measurement of meloxicam and each metabolite using an HPLC-UV method.

  4. Simultaneous determination of piroxicam, meloxicam and tenoxicam in human plasma by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry.

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    Ji, Hye Young; Lee, Hye Won; Kim, Young Hoon; Jeong, Dong Won; Lee, Hye Suk

    2005-11-05

    A rapid, sensitive and selective liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination of piroxicam, meloxicam and tenoxicam in human plasma was developed. Piroxicam, meloxicam, tenoxicam and isoxicam (internal standard) were extracted from human plasma with ethyl acetate at acidic pH and analyzed on a Sunfire column with the mobile phase of methanol:ammonium formate (15 mM, pH 3.0) (60:40, v/v). The analytes were detected using a mass spectrometer, equipped with electrospray ion source. The instrument was set in the multiple-reaction-monitoring (MRM) mode. The standard curve was linear (r=1.000) over the concentration range of 0.50-200 ng/ml. The coefficient of variation (CV) and relative error (RE) for intra- and inter-assay statistics at three QC levels were 1.0-5.4% and -5.9 to 2.8%, respectively. The recoveries of piroxicam, meloxicam and tenoxicam ranged from 78.3 to 87.1%, with that of isoxicam being 59.7%. The lower limit of quantification for piroxicam, meloxicam and tenoxicam was 0.50 ng/ml using a 100 microl plasma sample. This method was successfully applied to a pharmacokinetic study of piroxicam after application of transdermal piroxicam patches to humans.

  5. Quantitation of meloxicam in the plasma of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) by improved high performance liquid chromatography.

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    Kimble, Benjamin; Li, Kong Ming; Govendir, Merran

    2013-01-01

    An improved method to determine meloxicam (MEL) concentrations in koala plasma using reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography equipped with a photo diode array detector was developed and validated. A plasma sample clean-up step was carried out with hydrophilic- lipophilic copolymer solid phase extraction cartridges. MEL was separated from an endogenous interference using an isocratic mobile phase [acetonitrile and 50 mM potassium phosphate buffer (pH 2.15), 45 : 55 (v : v)] on a Nova-Pak C18 4-µm (300 × 3.9 mm) column. Retention times for MEL and piroxicam were 8.03 and 5.56 min, respectively. Peak area ratios of MEL to the internal standard (IS) were used for regression analysis of the calibration curve, which was linear from 10 to 1,000 ng/mL (r(2) > 0.9998). Average absolute recovery rates were 91% and 96% for MEL and the IS, respectively. This method had sufficient sensitivity (lower quantitation limit of 10 ng/mL), precision, accuracy, and selectivity for routine analysis of MEL in koala plasma using 250-µL sample volumes. Our technique clearly resolved the MEL peak from the complex koala plasma matrix and accurately measured MEL concentrations in small plasma volumes.

  6. Endoscopia gastroduodenal após administração de nimesulida, monofenilbutazona e meloxicam em cães Gastroduodenal endoscopy after nimesulide, monophenylbutazone and meloxicam administration in dogs

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    P.R.S. Costa

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se os aspectos da mucosa gastroduodenal em cães tratados experimentalmente com nimesulida, monofenilbutazona e meloxicam. Foram formados quatro grupos com oito cães. Os grupos 1, 2 e 3 receberam, respectivamente, tratamento com nimesulida, monofenilbutazona e meloxicam durante 21 dias, e o grupo 4 foi utilizado como controle. Todos os animais foram avaliados por exames endoscópicos do estômago e duodeno antes do experimento e aos 10 e 21 dias de tratamento. Os cães não manifestaram qualquer alteração clínica ou laboratorial durante o período de estudo. A avaliação endoscópica da mucosa gastroduodenal apresentou apenas lesões consideradas de baixo grau. Esses antiinflamatórios mostraram-se seguros para o trato gastrintestinal de cães clinicamente saudáveis.The gastroduodenal mucosa in dogs experimentally treated with nimesulide, monophenylbutazone and meloxicam was evaluated. There were four groups with eight dogs in each. Groups one, two and three were given nimesulide, monophenylbutazone and meloxicam, respectively, during 21 days and group four was used as control. All animals were evaluated by gastroduodenoscopy before the study and on the 10th and 21st days. The dogs did not show any clinical or laboratorial changes during the study. The endoscopic evaluation of gastroduodenal mucosa showed only low degree lesions. These anti-inflammatory drugs showed to be safe for the gastrointestinal tract in healthy dogs.

  7. Effect of meloxicam and its combination with levofloxacin, pazufloxacin, and enrofloxacin on the plasma antioxidative activity and the body weight of rabbits

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    Adil Mehraj Khan

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Aim: Evaluation of meloxicam, levofloxacin, pazufloxacin, and enrofloxacin for their effect on the plasma antioxidative activity (AOA and the body weight in rabbits. Materials and Methods: Thirty two male Soviet Chinchilla rabbits were divided to eight groups of four rabbits each. Group A, serving as control, was administered 5 % dextrose. Group B, C, E and G were gavaged meloxicam, levofloxacin, pazufloxacin and enrofloxacin, respectively, in 5% dextrose. Levofloxacin and pazufloxacin were administered at the dose rate of 10 mg/kg body weight b.i.d 12h, whereas the meloxicam and enrofloxacin were administered at 0.2mg/kg body weight o.i.d and 20 mg/kg body weight, respectively. Groups D, F and H were co-gavaged meloxicam with levofloxacin, pazufloxacin, and enrofloxacin, respectively, at the above dose rates. All these drugs were administered for 21 consecutive days. The plasma AOA and body weight was determined on 0, 7, 14, and 21 day of treatment.Results: The plasma AOA of meloxicam treated group was significantly lower than the control from 7th day of treatment. On the 14th day of treatment, the levofloxacin treated group had values significantly higher than the enrofloxacin-meloxicam co-treated group. Except for the levofloxacin treated group, a significant decrease in the antioxidative activity was observed in all treatment groups when compared to the control group on 21st day of treatment. The body weight of all groups differed non-significantly throughout the study period. Conclusion: The results from this study indicate that although these drugs have no effect on the body weight, a decrease in the plasma AOA is observed, especially when the duration of treatment is increased.

  8. Efeito do meloxicam sobre a lesão de isquemia e reperfusão em músculo esquelético de ratos Effect of meloxicam on ischemia-reperfusion injury in skeletal muscle of rats

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    Vitor A. Uhle

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Os antiinflamatórios não esteroidais, derivados do piroxicam, agem como varredores de radicais livres de oxigênio em experimentos in vitro. O objetivo deste trabalho foi analisar o efeito do meloxicam em músculos esqueléticos de ratos submetidos à isquemia e reperfusão com base na análise de liberação de malondialdeído da membrana celular ( indicador de peroxidação lipídica provocada pelos radicais livres. Dezoito ratos Wistar foram divididos em 2 grupos de 9. O grupo I (grupo sham foi tratado previamente com 3g/kg de peso de solução fisiológica e o grupo II com 3g/kg de peso de meloxicam por via peritoneal. Após 5 min os ratos foram submetidos a 3h de isquemia total ( torniquete e 45 min de reperfusão das patas posteriores esquerdas. Colheram-se biópsias dos músculos isquêmicos e reperfundidos e das patas controles (contralaterais para a dosagem de malondialdeído. A análise das diferenças de concentração do malondiadeído nas patas controles e reperfundidas no grupo I (43,7± 60,7; n=9 em relação ao grupo II (21,7± 49,5; n=9 não mostrou alteração significante (p=0,3. Os dados obtidos, neste trabalho, mostram que o meloxicam não protege a musculatura esquelética dos danos causados pela isquemia e reperfusão, com base na análise do malondialdeído tissular após 3h de isquemia e 45 min de reperfusão.

  9. Effects of Meloxicam on Hematologic and Plasma Biochemical Analyte Values and Results of Histologic Examination of Kidney Biopsy Specimens of African Grey Parrots (Psittacus erithacus).

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    Montesinos, Andres; Ardiaca, Maria; Juan-Sallés, Carles; Tesouro, Miguel A

    2015-03-01

    In this study we evaluated the effects of meloxicam administered at 0.5 mg/kg IM q12h for 14 days on hematologic and plasma biochemical values and on kidney tissue in 11 healthy African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus). Before treatment with meloxicam, blood samples were collected and renal biopsy samples were obtained from the cranial portion of the left kidney from each of the birds. On day 14 of treatment, a second blood sample and biopsy from the middle portion of the left kidney were obtained from each bird. All birds remained clinically normal throughout the study period. No significant differences were found between hematologic and plasma biochemical values before and after 14 days of treatment with meloxicam, except for a slight increase in median beta globulin and corresponding total globulin concentrations, and a slight decrease in median phosphorus concentration. Renal lesions were absent in 9 of 10 representative posttreatment biopsy samples. On the basis of these results, meloxicam administered at the dosage used in this study protocol does not appear to cause renal disease in African grey parrots.

  10. Uso de morfina, xilazina e meloxicam para o controle da dor pós-operatória em cadelas submetidas à ovariossalpingo-histerectomia Morphine, xylazine and meloxicam in pain management after ovariosalpingohysterectomy of bitches

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    D.A. Pereira

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados estudos empregando-se analgésicos por via epidural e subcutânea em cadelas de diferentes raças e idades, submetidas à castração mediante celiotomia. Vinte animais foram tranquilizados e anestesiados com tiletamina-zolazepam, e aleatoriamente distribuídos em quatro grupos (n=5, de acordo com o fármaco e a via de administração. Os do grupo morfina (GM foram submetidos à anestesia epidural no espaço lombossacro, com morfina (0,1mg/kg associada ao cloreto de sódio a 0,9%. Aos do grupo xilazina (GX, foram administrados xilazina (0,2mg/kg e cloreto de sódio a 0,9%. Os do grupo meloxicam (GME receberam 0,2mg/kg do anti-inflamatório meloxicam associado ao cloreto de sódio a 0,9%, injetado pela via subcutânea. Os do grupo-controle (CG receberam apenas cloreto de sódio a 0,9%. O volume final para as injeções epidurais foi padronizado para 0,3mL/kg. A mensuração inicial da concentração de cortisol plasmático, do ritmo cardíaco, da frequência respiratória e os parâmetros comportamentais foram registrados imediatamente antes do procedimento cirúrgico (M1. Registros adicionais foram apresentados às 2, 6, 12 e 24 horas após o procedimento cirúrgico (M2, M3, M4 e M5, respectivamente. As variáveis comportamentais foram avaliadas por meio de sinais clínicos e seus respectivos escores. Em GX foram observadas depressão respiratória, bradicardia e concentração de cortisol mais alta do que o registrado no GM. A analgesia obtida pelo meloxicam foi considerada ineficiente. É possível concluir que a morfina, via epidural, promoveu menor incidência de efeitos colaterais e melhor analgesia e bem-estar animal.The use of analgesics by epidural and subcutaneous way in bitches submitted to surgical sterilization by laparotomy was evaluated. Twenty females dogs of different ages and breeds were sedated and anesthetized with a combination of tiletamine-zolazepam and randomly distributed into four experimental groups of

  11. Meloxicam associado ou não ao tramadol no controle da dor após ovário-histerectomia videoassistida em cadelas

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    M.T. Oliveira

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a eficácia do meloxicam associado ou não ao tramadol, no controle da dor após ovário-histerectomia (OVH laparoscópica com dois portais. Foram selecionadas 14 cadelas hígidas. Os animais foram separados de forma aleatória, em dois grupos. O grupo M (GM recebeu meloxicam (0,2mg kg-1, s.i.d., enquanto os animais do grupo MT (GMT receberam a associação de meloxicam (0,2mg kg-1, s.i.d. e tramadol (4mg kg-1, t.i.d., ambos durante dois dias de pós-operatório. Para avaliação da dor pós-cirúrgica, foram utilizadas as escalas de Melbourne e escala visual analógica (EVA, além de mensurações de glicemia e cortisol sérico. Não houve diferença ao se avaliarem os grupos GM e GMT pela escala de Melbourne nem pela EVA. As mensurações de cortisol não atingiram valores superiores aos de referência para a espécie, enquanto os valores de glicemia não apresentaram variação significativa ao longo do tempo de avaliação nem entre grupos. Com os resultados deste estudo, foi possível concluir que a utilização de meloxicam associado ou não ao tramadol, nas doses e posologias propostas, é eficaz para controlar a dor pós-operatória de cadelas submetidas à OVH laparoscópica com dois portais.

  12. Efeito da dexametasona e do meloxicam sobre o extravasamento plasmático induzido por carragenina na ATM de ratos =Effect of dexamethasone and meloxicam on plasma extravasation induced by carrageenan into rat temporomandibular joint

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    BoletaCeranto, Daniela de Cassia Faglioni

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available A dor orofacial comumente ocorre devido à inflamação aguda ou crônica. Porém, pouco se sabe sobre os mecanismos fisiopatológicos envolvidos na inflamação e na dor inflamatória presentes nas disfunções temporomandibulares. Nosso objetivo foi desenvolver um modelo para o estudo da inflamação aguda na região da articulação temporomandibular (ATM de ratos utilizando carragenina (CA e verificar os possíveis efeitos de drogas antiinflamatórias nesse modelo. A inflamação foi avaliada através do extravasamento plasmático (EP do corante azul de Evans, por espectrofotometria comparada à ATM contralateral que serviu como controle e recebeu injeção de salina. Um experimento com relação ao tempo do efeito da CA sobre o EP do corante Azul de Evans revelou um efeito máximo no tempo de 60 min após a administração. O experimento dose resposta demonstrou que a administração de CA a partir da dose de 300ug/50uL, causava um EP estatisticamente significante em relação ao controle. A administração de drogas antiinflamatórias (dexametasona e meloxicam somente foram capazes de reduzir a inflamação em altas doses. Concluímos que pico de EP induzido pela administração periarticular de CA ocorre em 60 minutos e que o EP induzido pela CA pode ser inibido pelos antiinflamatórios dexametasona e meloxicam.

  13. HPLC Determination of Meloxicam in Human Plasma%人血浆中美洛昔康的高效液相色谱测定法

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    李英; 王高峰; 武银芳; 龙丽红

    2001-01-01

    目的:建立人血浆中美洛昔康的高效液相色谱测定方法。方法:用外标法,以四氢呋喃提取血浆中的美洛昔康,用高效液相色谱法测定美洛昔康。色谱柱:瑞典KRomasil,ODS C18。流动相:水-甲醇-乙腈-冰醋酸(500:600:50:20),流速1 ml*min-1,检测波长:355 nm。结果:本测定方法的提取回收率为97.7%~101.9%,RSD为1.91%~5.79%。人血浆中美洛昔康的最低检测浓度为0.122 μg*mL-1。线性范围为:0.122~7.83 μg*mL-1。结论:本法操作简单,准确,灵敏度高,可用于美洛昔康胶囊和片剂的药代动力学和生物利用度的测定。%Objectives:A HPLC method was developed for the determination of meloxicam in human plasma.Methods:Meloicam in 1 mL plasma was extracted by 4 mL of tetrahydrofuran and was measured with the external standard method,and meloxicam was chromatoghed on Krmeosll ODS C18 column,the mobile phase was mixture of methanol-water-acetonitrile-acetic acid(600:500:50:20),The elution was performed at the flow rate of 1 mL*min-1.detected at 355 nm.Result:The average recovery of meloxicam was 97.7%~101.9%,RSD was 1.19%~5.79%.the minimum detectiion concentration of meloxicam was 0.122 μg*mL-1.Respectively,A good linear relationship between the peak area and the concentration in range of 0.122~7.2 μg*mL-1 of meloxicam r=0.9998.Conclusions:This analytic condition could be used to study the pharmacokinetics and relative bioavaliability of meloxicam tablets and capsules.

  14. Polymeric nanocapsules as a technological alternative to reduce the toxicity caused by meloxicam in mice.

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    Villalba, Benonio T; Ianiski, Francine R; Vogt, Ane G; Pinz, Mikaela P; Reis, Angélica S; Vaucher, Rodrigo A; Soares, Mauro P; Wilhelm, Ethel A; Luchese, Cristiane

    2016-11-01

    This study determined whether meloxicam in nanocapsules modifies stomach and liver damage caused by free meloxicam in mice. Male Swiss mice were treated with blank nanocapsules or meloxicam in nanocapsules or free meloxicam (10 mg/kg, intragastrically, daily for five days). On the seventh day, blood was collected to determine biochemical markers (glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, glutamic pyruvic transaminase, total bilirubin, unconjugated bilirubin, albumin and alkaline phosphatase). Stomachs and livers were removed for histological analysis. There was no significant difference in the biochemical markers in the plasma of mice. Meloxicam in nanocapsules did not have an ulcerogenic potential in the stomach or cause lipid peroxidation in the stomach and liver. Free meloxicam increased the ulcerogenic potential in the stomach and lipid peroxidation in the stomach and liver. Meloxicam in nanocapsules caused less histological changes than free meloxicam. In conclusion, polymeric nanocapsules can represent a technological alternative to reduce the toxicity caused by meloxicam.

  15. Pharmacokinetic properties of low-dose SoluMatrix meloxicam in healthy adults.

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    Hussaini, Azra; Solorio, Daniel; Young, Clarence

    2016-04-01

    SoluMatrix® meloxicam has been developed using SoluMatrix Fine Particle Technology™ to produce a meloxicam drug product with enhanced absorption properties to enable treatment at lower doses than available oral meloxicam drug products. This follows recognition of serious dose-dependent adverse events (AEs) associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including meloxicam. This study investigated the pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of SoluMatrix meloxicam 5-mg (fasting conditions) and 10-mg capsules (fasting and fed conditions) and compared SoluMatrix meloxicam 10-mg capsules with meloxicam 15-mg tablets under fasting conditions. This four-period crossover study randomized 28 healthy adult participants to receive single doses of SoluMatrix meloxicam 5-mg capsules (fasting) and 10-mg capsules (fasting or fed) and meloxicam tablets 15 mg (fasting). Meloxicam plasma concentrations were assessed through 96 h postdose. Safety was assessed. Twenty-five participants (89.3 %) completed the study. Under fasting conditions, SoluMatrix meloxicam 10 mg [1252.8 (254.22) ng/mL] produced similar meloxicam mean (standard deviation (SD)) maximum plasma concentrations vs meloxicam 15-mg tablets [1288.8 (424.40) ng/mL]. The overall mean (SD) systemic meloxicam exposure was 33 % lower for SoluMatrix meloxicam 10 mg [29,173.01 (11,042.09) ng*h/mL] vs meloxicam 15-mg tablets [40,875.6 (11,733.47) ng*h/mL]. The median time to maximum plasma meloxicam levels occurred earlier following SoluMatrix meloxicam 5 mg (2.0 h) and 10 mg (2.0 h) administration vs meloxicam 15-mg tablets (4.0 h). Few study-medication-related AEs were reported. SoluMatrix meloxicam 10 mg was more rapidly absorbed and associated with a lower overall exposure compared with meloxicam 15-mg tablets in this study in healthy adults under fasting conditions.

  16. Meloxicam-induced thrombocytopenia.

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    Ranieri, Melissa M; Bradley, Elizabeth F; Simon, Allison B

    2014-02-01

    Immune thrombocytopenia can have several causes including the use of certain drugs. Thrombocytopenia has been documented as a rare adverse effect of some nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including diclofenac, naproxen, and ibuprofen. However, only one previously documented case of meloxicam-associated thrombocytopenia has been reported in the literature. We describe an 84-year-old woman who developed a case of immune-mediated thrombocytopenia that was attributed to meloxicam therapy. The patient's platelet count decreased from a baseline of 267 × 10(3) /mm(3) to 2 × 10(3) /mm(3) 1 week after she received her first lifetime dose of meloxicam. She also experienced black stools and bruising that coincided with the meloxicam administration. The almost immediate onset of thrombocytopenia and symptoms after initiation of meloxicam, as well as the marked reduction in her platelet count, suggest an idiosyncratic reaction. According to the Hill criteria for assessing causality of adverse drug events, it is plausible that this reaction was due to meloxicam. Health care providers should be aware of the possibility of thrombocytopenia secondary to NSAID therapy including meloxicam. Immune thrombocytopenia can be life threatening if it is not identified and treated promptly. A thorough medication history is particularly important when patients present with unusual symptoms, with a focus on those drugs that have been recently initiated. Although thrombocytopenia is a rare adverse effect of NSAID therapy, it should be considered a potential cause in patients receiving these drugs who have signs and symptoms consistent with this blood dyscrasia.

  17. Margem de segurança do meloxicam em cães: efeitos deletérios nas células sangüíneas e trato gastrintestinal Margin of safety of meloxicam in dogs: deleterious effects on blood cells and gastrointestinal tract

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    Marilac Maria Arnaldo Alencar

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho investigou a margem de segurança do inibidor COX-2, meloxicam, em cães, enfocando seus efeitos deletérios nas células sangüíneas e no trato gastrintestinal. Para tanto, após uma avaliação clínico-laboratorial, os cães foram distribuídos nos seguintes grupos: I (placebo; n= 3, II (piroxicam; 1,0mg kg-1; n= 5, III (meloxicam; 0,2mg kg-1; n= 5, IV (meloxicam;1,0mg kg-1; n= 5 e V (meloxicam; 2,0mg kg-1; n= 5. Os fármacos foram usados, por via oral, por 16 dias. No 17º dia, repetiu-se o hemograma completo e, então, procedeu-se a eutanásia seguida pela necrópsia. No grupo I, não houve alterações dignas de nota. No grupo II, todos os cães apresentaram episódios moderados de vômito e diarréia. O perfil celular sangüíneo não foi significativamente modificado. Em dois cães, houve redução no hematócrito e na hemoglobina. Na necropsia, observaram-se focos hemorrágicos e lesões gastriduodenais moderadas. A análise microscópica revelou a presença de gastrite e enterite ulcerativa. No grupo III, quatro cães (80% apresentaram vômito e diarréia, sem alteração no perfil celular sangüíneo. Na análise macroscópica, observaram-se lesões brandas na mucosa gástrica e focos hemorrágicos no duodeno em quatro cães. Na histopatologia, observaram-se lesões sugestivas de discreta gastroenterite. No grupo IV, os cinco cães tiveram vômito e diarréia sanguinolenta. Quatro deles (80% apresentaram anemia (p This study investigated the margin of safety of the COX-2e inhibitor, meloxicam on blood cells and gastrointestinal tract of dogs. After a clinical and laboratorial examination, the dogs were distributed in the following groups: I (placebo; n=3, II (piroxicam: 1.0mg kg-1; n=5, III (meloxicam: 0.2mg kg-1; n=5, IV (meloxican: 1.0mg kg-1; n=5 and V (meloxican: 2.0mg kg-1; n=5. The drugs were given orally for 16 days. On the 17th day the complete hemogram was repeated and the euthanasia and necropsy were then

  18. Pharmacokinetics of a Single Dose of Oral and Subcutaneous Meloxicam in Caribbean Flamingos ( Phoenicopterus ruber ruber).

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    Lindemann, Dana M; Carpenter, James W; KuKanich, Butch

    2016-03-01

    To determine the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in Caribbean flamingos ( Phoenicopterus ruber ruber), a pilot study was performed first, followed by a complete pharmacokinetic study. Four healthy birds were divided into 2 groups and administered 1 mg/kg of either oral (n = 2) or subcutaneous (n = 2) meloxicam. Plasma meloxicam concentrations were determined with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Based on the pilot study results, 12 healthy birds were assigned into 2 groups and administered either 3 mg/kg PO (n = 6) or 1.5 mg/kg SC (n = 6) of meloxicam. Blood samples were collected at baseline and at 9 time intervals per group after administration of meloxicam in all flamingos. Plasma concentrations after administration of 3 mg/kg PO meloxicam reached a mean maximum plasma concentration of 1.449 μg/mL at 2.35 hours with a terminal half-life of 1.832 hours. After administration of 1.5 mg/kg SC meloxicam, maximum plasma concentration was 4.059 μg/mL at 0.91 hour with a terminal half-life of 1.104 hours. The plasma profile from the main oral study (3 mg/kg PO) differed markedly from the pilot study (1 mg/kg PO), suggesting a delayed absorption with the higher dose and lack of dose proportionality. The different doses for subcutaneous administration resulted in a proportional change in plasma concentrations. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effects of the drug volume administered and fasting status when oral dosing is used. Future studies are also needed to investigate multiple-dose pharmacokinetics of meloxicam and to determine the therapeutic meloxicam plasma concentration in Caribbean flamingos.

  19. Pharmacokinetics of intravenous and oral meloxicam in ruminant calves.

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    Coetzee, Johann F; KuKanich, Butch; Mosher, Ruby; Allen, Portia S

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics and oral bioavailability of meloxicam in ruminant calves. Six Holstein calves (145 to 170 kg) received meloxicam at 0.5 mg/kg IV or 1 mg/kg PO in a randomized crossover design with a 10-day washout period. Plasma samples collected up to 96 hours after administration were analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry followed by noncompartmental pharmacokinetic analysis. A mean peak plasma concentration of 3.10 microg/ml (range, 2.64 to 3.79 microg/ml) was recorded at 11.64 hours (range, 10 to 12 hours) with a half-life of 27.54 hours (range, 19.97 to 43.29 hours) after oral meloxicam administration. The bioavailability of oral meloxicam corrected for dose was 1.00 (range, 0.64 to 1.66). These findings indicate that oral meloxicam administration might be an effective and convenient means of providing long-lasting analgesia to ruminant calves.

  20. Compound list: meloxicam [Open TG-GATEs

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  1. 50. Mutagenicity Study of Meloxicam

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    @@The Meloxicam is a drug for diminishing inflammation and contraining ache, and has good curative effect on clinic. In order to ascertain the safety of it, mutagenicity of Meloxicam was studied by using Ames test、 chromosome test and micronuclus test. ①Ames test: Meloxicam at six concentrations of 5 000、2 000、200、20、2、0.2 μg/plate were studied by using TA97、TA98、TA100、TA102 bacterial plant

  2. Cathodic adsorptive stripping square-wave voltammetry of the anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam.

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    Radi, A E; Ghoneim, M; Beltagi, A

    2001-10-01

    The adsorptive behavior of the anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam was studied by cyclic, differentia-pulse and square-wave voltammetry on a hanging mercury drop electrode (HMDE). The drug was accumulated at HMDE and a well-defined stripping peak current was obtained at -1.42 V vs. Ag/AgCl (saturated KCl) electrode in acetate buffer solution (pH 5.0). A voltammetric procedure was developed for the determination of meloxicam using square-wave cathodic adsorptive stripping voltammetry (SW-CASV). The optimum working conditions for the determination of the drug were established. The analysis of meloxicam in human plasma was carried out satisfactorily.

  3. 21 CFR 520.1350 - Meloxicam.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Meloxicam. 520.1350 Section 520.1350 Food and..., FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1350 Meloxicam. (a) Specifications. Each milliliter of suspension contains 0.5 or 1.5 milligrams (mg) meloxicam. (b) Sponsor. See...

  4. 21 CFR 522.1367 - Meloxicam.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Meloxicam. 522.1367 Section 522.1367 Food and..., FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS IMPLANTATION OR INJECTABLE DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS § 522.1367 Meloxicam. (a) Specifications. Each milliliter of solution contains 5.0 milligrams (mg) meloxicam. (b)...

  5. Pharmacokinetic profiles of meloxicam in turtles (Trachemys scripta scripta) after single oral, intracoelomic and intramuscular administrations.

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    Di Salvo, A; Giorgi, M; Catanzaro, A; Deli, G; della Rocca, G

    2016-02-01

    Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug used to treat many pathological conditions in turtles. With the aim to fill the lack of data about its pharmacokinetic in this species, eighteen turtles (Trachemys scripta scripta) were divided in three groups and treated with a single dose of meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg) by intramuscular, intracoelomic and oral route, respectively. At scheduled time points, blood samples were collected and meloxicam concentrations were determined by HPLC. Pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated from the obtained concentration-time curves. After intramuscular treatment, a plasma peak of meloxicam equal to 1590.03 ± 1845.32 ng/mL (mean ± SD) and a Tmax of 1.17 ± 0.45 h were reached, indicating a quick absorption of the drug. The intracoelomic administration brought to the largest AUC (12621.04 ± 6203.79 h*ng/mL) and to a Cmax and a Tmax equal to 1154.52 ± 662.78 ng/mL and 2.82 ± 1.39 h, respectively. Following oral treatment, the plasma concentrations of meloxicam were very low indicating a scarce absorption. Further studies are warranted to determine the effective plasma concentration of meloxicam in turtles and, consequently, the dosage regimen.

  6. Pharmacokinetics and tissue disposition of meloxicam in beef calves after repeated oral administration.

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    Coetzee, J F; Mosher, R A; Griffith, G R; Gehring, R; Anderson, D E; KuKanich, B; Miesner, M

    2015-12-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics and tissue disposition of meloxicam after repeated oral administration in calves. Thirteen male British × Continental beef calves aged 4 to 6 months and weighing 297-392 kg received 0.5 mg/kg meloxicam per os once daily for 4 days. Plasma meloxicam concentrations were determined in 8 calves over 6 days after first treatment. Calves were randomly assigned to be euthanized at 5, 10, 15 (n = 3/timepoint), and 19 days (n = 4) after final administration. Meloxicam concentrations were determined in plasma (LOQ= 0.025 μg/mL) and muscle, liver, kidney, and fat samples (LOQ = 2 ng/g) after extraction using validated LC-MS-MS methods. The mean (± SD) Cmax , Cmin , and Caverage plasma meloxicam concentrations were 4.52 ± 0.87 μg/mL, 2.95 ± 0.77 μg/mL, and 3.84 ± 0.81 μg/mL, respectively. Mean (± SD) tissue meloxicam concentrations were highest in liver (226.67 ± 118.16 ng/g) and kidney samples (52.73 ± 39.01 ng/g) at 5 days after final treatment. Meloxicam concentrations were below the LOQ in all tissues at 15 days after treatment. These findings suggest that tissue from meloxicam-treated calves will have low residue concentrations by 21 days after repeated oral administration.

  7. Pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) after intravenous, subcutaneous and oral administration.

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    Kimble, B; Black, L A; Li, K M; Valtchev, P; Gilchrist, S; Gillett, A; Higgins, D P; Krockenberger, M B; Govendir, M

    2013-10-01

    The pharmacokinetic profile of meloxicam in clinically healthy koalas (n = 15) was investigated. Single doses of meloxicam were administered intravenously (i.v.) (0.4 mg/kg; n = 5), subcutaneously (s.c.) (0.2 mg/kg; n = 1) or orally (0.2 mg/kg; n = 3), and multiple doses were administered to two groups of koalas via the oral or s.c. routes (n = 3 for both routes) with a loading dose of 0.2 mg/kg for day 1 followed by 0.1 mg/kg s.i.d for a further 3 days. Plasma meloxicam concentrations were quantified by high-performance liquid chromatography. Following i.v. administration, meloxicam exhibited a rapid clearance (CL) of 0.44 ± 0.20 (SD) L/h/kg, a volume of distribution at terminal phase (Vz ) of 0.72 ± 0.22 L/kg and a volume of distribution at steady state (Vss ) of 0.22 ± 0.12 L/kg. Median plasma terminal half-life (t(1/2)) was 1.19 h (range 0.71-1.62 h). Following oral administration either from single or repeated doses, only maximum peak plasma concentration (C(max) 0.013 ± 0.001 and 0.014 ± 0.001 μg/mL, respectively) was measurable [limit of quantitation (LOQ) >0.01 μg/mL] between 4-8 h. Oral bioavailability was negligible in koalas. Plasma protein binding of meloxicam was ~98%. Three meloxicam metabolites were detected in plasma with one identified as the 5-hydroxy methyl derivative. This study demonstrated that koalas exhibited rapid CL and extremely poor oral bioavailability compared with other eutherian species. Accordingly, the currently recommended dose regimen of meloxicam for this species appears inadequate.

  8. Pharmacokinetic Profiles of Meloxicam and Sustained-release Buprenorphine in Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus).

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    Cary, Cynthia D; Lukovsky-Akhsanov, Nicole L; Gallardo-Romero, Nadia F; Tansey, Cassandram M; Ostergaard, Sharon D; Taylor, Willie D; Morgan, Clint N; Powell, Nathaniel; Lathrop, George W; Hutson, Christina L

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    In this study, we evaluated the pharmacokinetic profiles of meloxicam and sustained-release (SR) buprenorphine in prairie dogs. The 4 treatment groups were: low-dose meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg SC), high-dose meloxicam (4 mg/kg SC), low-dose buprenorphine SR (0.9 mg/kg SC), and high-dose buprenorphine SR (1.2 mg/kg SC). The highest plasma concentrations occurred within 4 h of administration for both meloxicam treatment groups. The therapeutic range of meloxicam in prairie dogs is currently unknown. However, as compared with the therapeutic range documented in other species (0.39 - 0.91 μg/mL), the mean plasma concentration of meloxicam fell below the minimal therapeutic range prior to 24 h in the low-dose group but remained above therapeutic levels for more than 72 h in the high-dose group. These findings suggest that the current meloxicam dosing guidelines may be subtherapeutic for prairie dogs. The highest mean plasma concentration for buprenorphine SR occurred at the 24-h time point (0.0098 μg/mL) in the low-dose group and at the 8-h time point (0.015 μg/mL) for the high-dose group. Both dosages of buprenorphine SR maintained likely plasma therapeutic levels (0.001 μg/mL, based on previous rodent studies) beyond 72 h. Given the small scale of the study and sample size, statistical analysis was not performed. The only adverse reactions in this study were mild erythematous reactions at injection sites for buprenorphine SR.

  9. Screening and Analysis of the Potential Bioactive Components in Rabbit Plasma after Oral Administration of Hot-Water Extracts from Leaves of <em>B>ambusa em>>textilis em>McClure

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available <em>Bambusa textilisem> McClure is a traditional Chinese medicinal plant belonging to the Bambusoideae subfamily and used to treat chronic fever and infectious diseases. To investigate the bioactive compounds absorbed in the rabbit blood after oral administration of hot-<em>water extractem>>s from em>>the leaves of em>>B. textilisem> McClure, a validated chromatographic fingerprint method was established using LC-Q-TOF-MS. Twenty compounds in bamboo leaves and three potential bioactive compounds in rabbit plasma were detected. Of the twenty detected compounds <em>in vitroem>, fifteen of which were tentatively identified either by comparing the retention time and mass spectrometry data with that of reference compounds or by reviewing the literature. Three potential bioactive compounds, including (<em>E-p>-coumaric acid, (<em>Z-p>-coumaric acid, and apigenin-8-<em>C>-β-D-(2"-<em>O>-α-L-rhamnosyl-gluco-pyranoside, were detected in both <em>the leaves of em>>B. textilis em>McClure and rabbit plasma. Of the three compounds, apigenin-8-<em>C>-β-D-(2"-<em>O>-α-L-rhamnosylglucopyranoside was identified based on its UV, MS, and NMR spectra. This study provides helpful chemical information for further pharmacology and active mechanism research on <em>B. textilisem> McClure.

  10. Pharmacokinetic studies of meloxicam following oral and transdermal administration in Beagle dogs

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    Yue YUAN; Xiao-yan CHEN; San-ming LI; Xiu-yan WEI; Hui-min YAO; Da-fang ZHONG

    2009-01-01

    Aim:The potential for topical delivery of meloxicam was investigated by examining its pharmacokinetic profiles in plasma and synovial fluid following oral and transdermal administration in Beagle dogs.Methods:The experiment was a two-period,crossover design using 6 Beagle dogs.Meloxicam tablets were administered orally at a dose of 0.31 mg/kg,and meloxicam gel was administered transdermally at a dose of 1.25 mg/kg.Drug concentrations in plasma and synovial fluid were determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS).The pharmacokinetic parameters were calculated using the Topfit 2.0 program.Results:The pharmacokinetic results showed that AUCo-t (23.9±8.26 μg·h-mL-1) in plasma after oral administration was significantly higher than after transdermal delivery (1.00±0.43 μg·h-mL-1).In contrast,the ratio of the average concentration in synovial fluid to that in plasma following transdermal administration was higher than that for an oral delivery.The synovial fluid concentration in the treated leg was much higher than that in the untreated leg,whereas the synovial fluid concentration in the untreated leg was similar to the plasma concentration.Conclusion:The high concentration ratio of synovial fluid to plasma indicates direct penetration of meloxicam following topical administration to the target tissue.This finding is further supported by the differences observed in meloxicam concentrations in synovial fluid in the treated and untreated joints at the same time point.Our results suggest that transdermal delivery of meloxicam is a promising method for decreasing its adverse systemic effects.

  11. Pharmacokinetic parameters of meloxicam after its oral administration in goat

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The objective of the present study was to find out the levels of analgesic drug meloxicam in the blood plasma of young goats. The drug was given to them through oral route. Data was used to elucidate the Pharmacokinetic determinants of the drug which were employed to arrive at the dose schedule and frequency of the drug in goats. Materials and Methods: Elaborate pharmacokinetic research of the drug meloxicam was done on 18 to 24 months old, five adult male local goats (Capra hircus of Assam weighing 20 to 25 kg.The drug was given orally at the dose rate of 0.35 mg/kg at the Goat Rearing farm, Guwahati, Assam. Analysis of blood was done by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC system. Results: The mean values of area under curve (AUC and mean area under curve (AUMC were 3137.488 ± 125.3749 µg.min/ml and 4650460 ± 380892.4744 µg.min2/ml respectively .The mean peak plasma level of meloxicam was 1.972 ± 0.0477 µg/ml at 600 min. The mean values of elimination half life (t1/2β and absorption half life (t1/2Ka were 693±0.00 min and 170.6 ± 17.0076 min respectively. The mean values of volume of distribution (Vd and mean residence time (MRT were 0.114 ± 0.0156 L/kg and 1472.264 ± 63.336 min respectively. The mean value of Tmax was found to be 497 ± 19.8040 min. Following single oral administration the minimum effective therapeutic concentration or minimum effective plasma concentration of meloxicam was detectable up to 1200 min. The bioavailibity (F of the drug was 80.5 ± 10.0150%. Conclusion: These pharmacokinetic determinants were used to determine the frequency and dose schedule of meloxicam in goats. The minimum effective concentration of the drug is 0.7 µg/ml in plasma. To maintain this, an initial loading dose of 0.5 mg/kg body weight should be followed by a maintenance dose of 0.4 mg/kg body weight/10 hour.

  12. EM wave propagation analysis in plasma covered radar absorbing material

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    2017-01-01

    This book focuses on EM propagation characteristics within multilayered plasma-dielectric-metallic media. The method used for analysis is impedance transformation method. Plasma covered radar absorbing material is approximated as a multi-layered dielectric medium. The plasma is considered to be bounded homogeneous/inhomogeneous medium. The reflection coefficient and hence return loss is analytically derived. The role of plasma parameters, such as electron density, collision frequency, plasma thickness, and plasma density profile in the absorption behavior of multi-layered plasma-RAM structure is described. This book provides a clearer picture of EM propagation within plasma. The reader will get an insight of plasma parameters that play significant role in deciding the absorption characteristics of plasma covered surfaces.

  13. Aqueous stability and oral pharmacokinetics of meloxicam and carprofen in male C57BL/6 mice.

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    Ingrao, Joelle C; Johnson, Ron; Tor, Elizabeth; Gu, Yu; Litman, Marcus; Turner, Patricia V

    2013-09-01

    We found that carprofen and meloxicam under 3 environmental conditions (ambient dark, ambient light, and 4 °C) remained stable for at least 7 d. We then evaluated the oral pharmacokinetics of meloxicam (20 mg/kg) and carprofen (10 mg/kg) in male C57BL/6 mice after oral gavage or administration in the drinking water. Mice did not drink meloxicam-medicated water but readily consumed carprofen-medicated water, consuming an average of 14.19 mL carprofen-medicated water per 100 g body weight daily; mice drank more during the dark phase than during the light phase. Plasma analyzed by HPLC (meloxicam) and tandem mass spectrometry (carprofen) revealed that the peak meloxicam and carprofen concentrations were 16.7 and 20.3 μg/mL and occurred at 4 and 2 h after oral gavage, respectively. Similar blood levels were achieved after 12 h access to the carprofen-medicated water bottle. At 24 h after oral gavage, the drugs were not detectable in plasma. Meloxicam plasma AUC, elimination half-life, apparent volume of distribution, and apparent oral clearance were 160.4 mg/L × h, 7.4 h, 0.36 L/kg, and 0.125 mL/h × kg, respectively. Carprofen plasma AUC, elimination half-life, apparent volume of distribution, and apparent oral clearance were 160.8 mg/L × h, 7.4 h, 0.42 L/kg, and 0.062 mL/h × kg, respectively. No gross or microscopic evidence of toxicity was seen in any mouse. Our findings indicate that carprofen can be administered in drinking water to mice and that medicated water bottles should be placed 12 to 24 h prior to painful procedures.

  14. Comparative pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation of branded and generic formulations of meloxicam in healthy male volunteers

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    Full Text Available Mario Del Tacca,1,2 Giuseppe Pasqualetti,3 Giovanni Gori,1 Pasquale Pepe,1 Antonello Di Paolo,2 Marianna Lastella,2 Ferdinando De Negri,1 Corrado Blandizzi2 1Clinical Pharmacology Centre for Drug Experimentation, Pisa University Hospital, 2Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 3Geriatrics Unit, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy Purpose: The primary aim of the present study was to assess the pharmacokinetic bioequivalence between a generic formulation of meloxicam 15 mg tablets (Meloxicam Hexal and its respective brand product (Mobic, in order to verify whether the generic product conforms to the regulatory standards of bioequivalence in the postmarketing setting. As a secondary exploratory aim, the pharmacodynamic effects of the two formulations were also evaluated by means of rating scales following hyperalgesia induced by cutaneous freeze injury. Subjects and methods: A single 15 mg dose of generic or branded meloxicam tablets was administered to 24 healthy male volunteers in a crossover fashion. Plasma samples, collected for 24 hours after dosing, were assayed for meloxicam concentration by a validated high-performance liquid chromatography method. Results: The analysis of pharmacokinetic parameters did not show any significant difference between the two meloxicam formulations: the 90% confidence intervals fell within the acceptance range of 80%–125% (0.84–1.16 for area under the curve [0–24], and 0.89–1.23 for peak concentration. No difference in the pharmacodynamic end point was observed between the two groups. Conclusion: The pharmacokinetic profiles of the two meloxicam formulations confirm the regulatory criteria for bioequivalence; pharmacodynamic data indicate a similar antihyperalgesic effect. The two formulations can be used interchangeably in the clinical setting. Keywords: meloxicam, pharmacokinetics, healthy volunteers, generic drug, bioequivalence, postmarketing

  15. El meloxicam no modifica la disposición de la cefalexina en caninos Meloxicam does not modify cefalexin disposition in dogs

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue caracterizar la farmacocinética de la cefalexina administrada por vía intravenosa a caninos y determinar si la administración conjunta con meloxicam produce modificaciones en la misma. Se trabajó con 7 perros Beagle sanos. Las drogas administradas fueron cefalexina y meloxicam a dosis única de 25 mg/kg intravenosa y 0.1 mg/kg intravenosa respectivamente. Cada animal recibió cefalexina sola (experiencia 1 y cefalexina 5 minutos luego de la administración de meloxicam (experiencia 2 con un período de lavado de 2 semanas entre cada experiencia. Las concentraciones plasmáticas de la cefalexina se determinaron mediante el método microbiológico. No se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre los parámetros farmacocinéticos de la cefalexina calculados en cada experiencia, por lo tanto se concluye que el tratamiento simultáneo con ambas drogas no modifica la farmacocinética del antibiótico.The purpose of the present study was to describe intravenous cephalexin pharmacokinetics in healthy dogs and to investigate if previous administration of meloxicam affects it. Seven Beagle dogs were included in this study. Each dog received intravenous 25 mg/kg cephalexin (experience 1 or cephalexin 5 minutes after intravenous 0.1 mg/kg meloxicam (experience 2, with a 2 week wash out period. Cephalexin plasma concentrations were determined by microbiological assay. No statistical differences were found in cephalexin pharmacokinetic parameters between experiences. Consequently, when meloxicam is co-administered intravenously with cephalexin it doesn’t modify the pharmacokinetic of the antibiotic.

  16. Modulator effects of meloxicam against doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice.

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    Hassan, Memy H; Ghobara, Mohamed; Abd-Allah, Gamil M

    2014-08-01

    Doxorubicin-induced renal toxicity overshadows its anticancer effectiveness. This study is aimed at assessing the possible modulator effects of meloxicam, a cyclooxigenase-2 inhibitor, on doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice and exploring some of the modulator mechanisms. Forty male mice were divided for treatment, for 2 weeks, with saline, meloxicam (daily), doxorubicin (twice/week), or both meloxicam and doxorubicin. Doxorubicin induced a significant increase in relative kidney weight to body weight, kidney lipid perooxidation, plasma levels of interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α, kidney caspase-3 activity, and kidney prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) content. Doxorubicin disturbed kidney histology, abrogated renal function tests (serum creatinine, uric acid, and blood urea nitrogen), induced a significant decrease in antioxidant enzyme activities (superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and catalase) and reduced glutathione (GSH) content. The administration of meloxicam with doxorubicin mitigated all doxorubicin-disturbed parameters. Meloxicam ameliorated doxorubicin-induced renal injury via inhibition of inflammatory PGE2, inflammatory cytokines, caspase-3 activity, antioxidant effect, and free radical scavenging activity.

  17. Pharmacokinetics of a single dose of intravenous and oral meloxicam in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) and great horned owls (Bubo virginianus).

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    Lacasse, Claude; Gamble, Kathryn C; Boothe, Dawn M

    2013-09-01

    Pharmacokinetic data were determined after a single dose of meloxicam in red-tailed hawks (RTH; Buteo jamaicensis) and great horned owls (GHO; Bubo virginianus). In a nonrandomized crossover design, individual birds of each species received 1 dose of intravenous meloxicam (0.5 mg/kg i.v.; n = 7 for each species) followed by a 2-week washout period, and then each received 1 dose of oral meloxicam (0.5 mg/kg PO; n = 5 for each species). Blood samples were collected intermittently after administration, and meloxicam was detected in plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography. Time versus plasma concentration data were subjected to noncompartmental analysis. Red-tailed hawks were determined to have the shortest elimination half-life for meloxicam (0.49 +/- 0.5 hours) of any species documented. Great horned owls also eliminated meloxicam very rapidly (0.78 +/- 0.52 hours). Great horned owls achieved higher plasma concentrations (368 +/- 87 ng/mL) of meloxicam than RTH (182 +/- 167 ng/mL) after oral administration, although RTH had a markedly higher volume of distribution (832 +/- 711 mL/kg) than GHO (137.6 +/- 62.7 mL/kg). The differences in meloxicam pharmacokinetics between these 2 raptor species supports the need for species-dependent studies and underlines the challenges of extrapolating drug dosages between species. Results of this study suggest that the current recommended once-daily dosing interval of oral meloxicam is unlikely to maintain plasma concentrations anticipated to be therapeutic in either RTH or GHO, and practical dosing options are questionable for this nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug in these raptor species.

  18. Pharmacokinetics of oral gabapentin alone or co-administered with meloxicam in ruminant beef calves.

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    Coetzee, Johann F; Mosher, Ruby A; Kohake, Laura E; Cull, Charley A; Kelly, Lindsey L; Mueting, Stacy L; KuKanich, Butch

    2011-10-01

    Gabapentin is a γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogue indicated for treatment of neuropathic pain. This study determined the pharmacokinetics of oral (PO) gabapentin alone or in combination with meloxicam in ruminant calves. Gabapentin capsules at 10mg/kg or gabapentin powder (from capsules at 15mg/kg) and meloxicam tablets (0.5mg/kg) were administered PO to six beef calves. Plasma drug concentrations were determined over 48h post-administration by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry followed by non-compartmental pharmacokinetic analysis. The mean (± standard deviation, SD) C(max), T(max) and elimination half-life (t(½)λz) for gabapentin (10mg/kg) alone was 2.97 ± 0.40μg/mL, 9.33 ± 2.73h and 11.02 ± 3.68h, respectively. The mean (± SD) C(max), T(max) and t(½)λz for gabapentin (15mg/kg) co-administered with meloxicam was 3.57±1.04μg/mL, 7.33 ± 1.63h and 8.12±2.11h, respectively. The mean (±SD) C(max), T(max) and t(½)λz for meloxicam was 2.11± 0.19μg/mL, 11.67 ± 3.44h and 20.47 ± 9.22h, respectively. Plasma gabapentin concentrations >2μg/mL were maintained for up to 15h and meloxicam concentrations >0.2μg/mL for up to 48h. The pharmacokinetic profile of oral gabapentin and meloxicam supported clinical evaluation of these compounds for management of neuropathic pain in cattle.

  19. Dissolution test optimization for meloxicam in the tablet pharmaceutical form

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    Érika de Fátima Silva Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Meloxicam is a broadly used drug in the therapeutics for the osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis treatments in adults, and it is available in the Brazilian market, as tablet and capsule pharmaceutical forms. The present work aimed to establish conditions for accomplishment of the dissolution test of 15 mg meloxicam tablets (A and B test products, compared with the reference product, since there is no monograph about dissolution assays for meloxicam in official summaries. To optimize the conditions several parameters were tested and, according to obtained results, the use of pH 7.5 phosphate buffer (900mL, at 37 ± 0.5ºC as dissolution medium, paddle method (apparatus 2, stirring speed of the dissolution medium at 100 rpm and collect time of 60 minutes were considered satisfactory. The samples were quantified by UV spectrophotometric method at 362 nm. The products presented kinetics of first-order. Dissolution efficiency values were of 83.25, 83.73 and 88.10% for the A, B and reference products, respectively. Factors f1 and f2 were calculated and similarity of the tested medicines was demonstrated. The dissolution test was validated presenting selectivity, linearity, precision and accuracy within of the acceptance criteria.O meloxicam é fármaco amplamente utilizado na terapêutica para o tratamento de osteoartrite e artrite reumatóide em adultos, e encontra-se disponível no mercado brasileiro, sob as formas farmacêuticas comprimido e cápsula. O presente trabalho objetivou estabelecer condições para realização do teste de dissolução de meloxicam 15 mg na forma farmacêutica comprimido (medicamentos-teste A e B, comparado com o medicamento de referência, visto que não há monografia para o ensaio de dissolução com meloxicam em compêndios oficiais. Para otimização das condições, diversos parâmetros foram testados e de acordo com os resultados obtidos, a utilização de tampão fosfato pH 7,5 (900mL, a 37 ± 0,5 ºC como

  20. Postoperative analgesic efficacy of meloxicam in lame dairy cows undergoing resection of the distal interphalangeal joint.

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    Offinger, J; Herdtweck, S; Rizk, A; Starke, A; Heppelmann, M; Meyer, H; Janssen, S; Beyerbach, M; Rehage, J

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    The objective was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of pre- and postoperative administration of meloxicam on the postsurgical convalescence period of lame dairy cows undergoing resection of the coffin joint. In a blinded, placebo-controlled, explorative clinical trial, 19 lame German Holstein-Friesian cows weighing 536 ± 98 kg (mean ± SD) and aged 5.7 ± 2.8 yr were included. All cows suffered from unilateral lameness due to septic arthritis of the coffin joint. Lame cows were randomly allocated to either the meloxicam group (n=9) or the control group (n=10) and received an intravenous injection of meloxicam (0.5mg/kg of BW) or an equal volume of saline immediately before surgery (d 0) and once daily from d 1 to 4. All cows received a retrograde intravenous local anesthesia (20 mL of procaine 2%) before the surgical intervention. Heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature, plasma concentrations of cortisol, as well as production parameters (milk yield and feed intake) were evaluated from d 0 to 7. The gait of the animals was assessed daily by lameness scores and by monitoring the cows' activity by means of pedometers attached to both hind legs. Possible adverse effects on abomasal mucosal integrity were monitored by fecal occult blood tests and blood cell counts from d 0 to 7 and on d 14. Under meloxicam treatment plasma cortisol levels, lameness scores, and body temperature were significantly reduced compared with controls. While being treated with meloxicam, the time cows were standing per day was significantly longer compared with controls. In the healthy limb significantly more steps were registered in meloxicam-treated cows than in controls. Feed intake and milk yield were not significantly affected by meloxicam. No group differences were found in number of positive tests for fecal occult blood or blood cell counts. In conclusion, repeated meloxicam application demonstrated effective analgesia in the postsurgical period after resection of septically

  1. PHARMACOKINETIC EVALUATION OF MELOXICAM AFTER INTRAVENOUS AND INTRAMUSCULAR ADMINISTRATION IN NILE TILAPIA (OREOCHROMIS NILOTICUS).

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    Fredholm, Daniel V; Mylniczenko, Natalie D; KuKanich, Butch

    2016-09-01

    Critically evaluating the pharmacokinetic behavior of a drug in the body provides crucial information about how to effectively treat a patient. Pharmacokinetic studies that exist in fish have primarily focused on drugs used to treat infectious disease, with minimal attention given to analgesic drugs. The objective of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam (1 mg/kg) in Nile tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus ) (n = 12). A single dose of meloxicam was administered either i.v. or i.m. Blood samples were obtained at predetermined times after drug injection. Plasma meloxicam concentrations were determined by a validated liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry method, and noncompartmental pharmacokinetic analysis was performed. The mean peak plasma concentration after i.m. injection was 1.95 μg/ml. The mean terminal half-life of meloxicam after i.v. and i.m. administration was 1.36 and 1.8 hr, respectively. The area under the plasma concentration-versus-time curve extrapolated to infinity was 11.26 hr·μg/ml after i.v. administration and 5.72 hr·μg/ml after i.m. administration. Bioavailability of meloxicam after i.m. administration was approximately half that of i.v. administration. Elimination was rapid in both the i.m. and i.v. routes of administration, suggesting that maintaining clinically relevant plasma concentrations may be difficult using this dose. This study represents the first pharmacokinetic evaluation of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug in a fish species, and further studies evaluating efficacy are needed.

  2. 78 FR 5713 - New Animal Drugs; Cefpodoxime; Meloxicam

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  3. The pharmacokinetics and effects of meloxicam, gabapentin, and flunixin in postweaning dairy calves following dehorning with local anesthesia.

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    Glynn, H D; Coetzee, J F; Edwards-Callaway, L N; Dockweiler, J C; Allen, K A; Lubbers, B; Jones, M; Fraccaro, E; Bergamasco, L L; KuKanich, B

    2013-12-01

    Approved analgesic compounds in cattle are not currently available in the United States due to the lack of validated pain assessment methods and marker residue depletion studies. In this study, we compared the pharmacokinetic parameters and effect of preemptive analgesics administered to calves subjected to dehorning with local anesthesia. Holstein steers were randomly assigned to receive one of the following treatments per os (PO) or intravenously (IV) (n = 8/group): meloxicam (1 mg/kg PO), gabapentin (15 mg/kg PO), meloxicam (1 mg/kg), and gabapentin (15 mg/kg) PO, flunixin (2.2 mg/kg IV), or a placebo. Plasma drug, haptoglobin, substance P (SP) concentrations, serum cortisol concentrations, ocular thermography, mechanical nociceptive threshold (MNT), and average daily gain (ADG) were evaluated. Data were analyzed using mixed-effects models and noncompartmental pharmacokinetic analysis. Meloxicam, gabapentin, and meloxicam with gabapentin at the present doses did not reduce cortisol concentrations. Analgesic-treated calves had significantly lower plasma SP concentrations and improved ADG compared with controls. Flunixin calves had reduced circulating cortisol compared with controls. Meloxicam-treated calves showed an increase in MNT at two horn bud sites compared with the other treatments. Analgesics improved ADG and reduced biomarkers of pain, but effects differed by compound and route of administration.

  4. Bioequivalence in dogs of a meloxicam formulation administered as a transmucosal oral mist with an orally administered pioneer suspension product.

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    Lees, P; Cheng, Z; Keefe, T J; Weich, E; Bryd, J; Cedergren, R; Cozzi, E

    2013-02-01

    A mucosal mist formulation of meloxicam, administered as a spray into the mouth (test article), was compared for bioequivalence to a pioneer meloxicam suspension for oral administration (reference article). Pharmacokinetic profiles and average bioequivalence were investigated in 20 dogs. The study design comprised a two-period, two-sequence, two-treatment cross-over design, with maximum concentration (C(max)) and area under plasma concentration-time curve to last sampling time (AUC(last)) used as pivotal bioequivalence variables. Bioequivalence of the products was confirmed, based on relative ratios of geometric mean concentrations (and 90% confidence intervals within the range 0.80-1.25) for C(max) of 101.9 (97.99-106.0) and for AUC(last) of 97.24 (94.44-100.1). The initial absorption of meloxicam was more rapid for the test article, despite virtually identical C(max) values for the two products. Mean elimination half-lives were 29.6 h (test article) and 30.0 h (reference article). The meloxicam plasma concentration-time profiles were considered in relation to published data on the inhibition of the cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 isoenzymes by meloxicam.

  5. Impact of transmammary-delivered meloxicam on biomarkers of pain and distress in piglets after castration and tail docking.

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    Jessica L Bates

    Full Text Available To investigate a novel route for providing analgesia to processed piglets via transmammary drug delivery, meloxicam was administered orally to sows after farrowing. The objectives of the study were to demonstrate meloxicam transfer from sows to piglets via milk and to describe the analgesic effects in piglets after processing through assessment of pain biomarkers and infrared thermography (IRT. Ten sows received either meloxicam (30 mg/kg (n = 5 or whey protein (placebo (n = 5 in their daily feedings, starting four days after farrowing and continuing for three consecutive days. During this period, blood and milk samples were collected at 12-hour intervals. On Day 5 after farrowing, three boars and three gilts from each litter were castrated or sham castrated, tail docked, and administered an iron injection. Piglet blood samples were collected immediately before processing and at predetermined times over an 84-hour period. IRT images were captured at each piglet blood collection point. Plasma was tested to confirm meloxicam concentrations using a validated high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method. Meloxicam was detected in all piglets nursing on medicated sows at each time point, and the mean (± standard error of the mean meloxicam concentration at castration was 568.9±105.8 ng/mL. Furthermore, ex-vivo prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 synthesis inhibition was greater in piglets from treated sows compared to controls (p = 0.0059. There was a time-by-treatment interaction for plasma cortisol (p = 0.0009, with meloxicam-treated piglets demonstrating lower cortisol concentrations than control piglets for 10 hours after castration. No differences in mean plasma substance P concentrations between treatment groups were observed (p = 0.67. Lower cranial skin temperatures on IRT were observed in placebo compared to meloxicam-treated piglets (p = 0.015. This study demonstrates the successful transfer of meloxicam from

  6. Impact of transmammary-delivered meloxicam on biomarkers of pain and distress in piglets after castration and tail docking.

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    Bates, Jessica L; Karriker, Locke A; Stock, Matthew L; Pertzborn, Kelly M; Baldwin, Luke G; Wulf, Larry W; Lee, C J; Wang, Chong; Coetzee, Johann F

    2014-01-01

    To investigate a novel route for providing analgesia to processed piglets via transmammary drug delivery, meloxicam was administered orally to sows after farrowing. The objectives of the study were to demonstrate meloxicam transfer from sows to piglets via milk and to describe the analgesic effects in piglets after processing through assessment of pain biomarkers and infrared thermography (IRT). Ten sows received either meloxicam (30 mg/kg) (n = 5) or whey protein (placebo) (n = 5) in their daily feedings, starting four days after farrowing and continuing for three consecutive days. During this period, blood and milk samples were collected at 12-hour intervals. On Day 5 after farrowing, three boars and three gilts from each litter were castrated or sham castrated, tail docked, and administered an iron injection. Piglet blood samples were collected immediately before processing and at predetermined times over an 84-hour period. IRT images were captured at each piglet blood collection point. Plasma was tested to confirm meloxicam concentrations using a validated high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method. Meloxicam was detected in all piglets nursing on medicated sows at each time point, and the mean (± standard error of the mean) meloxicam concentration at castration was 568.9±105.8 ng/mL. Furthermore, ex-vivo prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis inhibition was greater in piglets from treated sows compared to controls (p = 0.0059). There was a time-by-treatment interaction for plasma cortisol (p = 0.0009), with meloxicam-treated piglets demonstrating lower cortisol concentrations than control piglets for 10 hours after castration. No differences in mean plasma substance P concentrations between treatment groups were observed (p = 0.67). Lower cranial skin temperatures on IRT were observed in placebo compared to meloxicam-treated piglets (p = 0.015). This study demonstrates the successful transfer of meloxicam from sows to

  7. Pharmacokinetics and effect of intravenous meloxicam in weaned Holstein calves following scoop dehorning without local anesthesia

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    Coetzee Johann F

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dehorning is a common practice involving calves on dairy operations in the United States. However, less than 20% of producers report using analgesics or anesthetics during dehorning. Administration of a systemic analgesic drug at the time of dehorning may be attractive to dairy producers since cornual nerve blocks require 10 – 15 min to take effect and only provide pain relief for a few hours. The primary objectives of this trial were to (1 describe the compartmental pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in calves after IV administration at 0.5 mg/kg and (2 to determine the effect of meloxicam (n = 6 or placebo (n = 6 treatment on serum cortisol response, plasma substance P (SP concentrations, heart rate (HR, activity and weight gain in calves after scoop dehorning and thermocautery without local anesthesia. Results Plasma meloxicam concentrations were detectable for 50 h post-administration and fit a 2-compartment model with a rapid distribution phase (mean T½α = 0.22 ± 0.087 h and a slower elimination phase (mean T½β = 21.86 ± 3.03 h. Dehorning caused a significant increase in serum cortisol concentrations and HR (P  Conclusions To our knowledge, this is the first published report examining the effects of meloxicam without local anesthesia on SP, activity and performance of calves post-dehorning. These findings suggest that administration of meloxicam alone immediately prior to dehorning does not mitigate signs of acute distress but may have long term physiological, behavior and performance effects.

  8. Pharmacokinetic behavior of meloxicam in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) after intramuscular and intravenous administration.

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    Lai, Olimpia R; Di Bello, Antonio; Soloperto, Simona; Freggi, Daniela; Marzano, Giacomo; Cavaliere, Leonardo; Crescenzo, Giuseppe

    2015-04-01

    Data on reptile analgesia are scarce for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids and almost completely lacking in sea turtles, even though emergencies requiring correct pain management are very frequent in their rehabilitative medicine; therefore, dosage regimens extrapolated from other species involve the risk of clinical failure and damage to the animals. We describe the pharmacokinetic behavior of meloxicam in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). We chose meloxicam because of its selective anti-cyclooxygenase-2 activity and lesser adverse side effects. No data are available on the capacity of turtles to tolerate NSAIDs, so we chose a dose of 0.1 mg/kg of meloxicam. Plasma concentrations of meloxicam were unexpectedly low both for intravenous (IV; maximum concentration [C(max)] = 0.04±0.02 µg/mL) and intramuscular (IM; C(max) = 0.07±0.09 µg/mL) administration. A double-peak phenomenon occurred after both IV (time for second peak concentration T(max2) = 10.33±10.89 h) and IM (T(max2) = 1.17±0.75 h). The second peak after IM injection was premature, so some difficulty and delay in absorption appears to be an appropriate explanation. Furthermore, the area under the curve, and therefore systemic bioavailability (F = 31.82±28.24%), after both IV (0.30±0.29) and IM (0.10±0.03) injection appeared particularly limited. Terminal elimination slope and mean residence time indicated fast elimination after IM dosing; as a consequence, plasma concentrations dropped below analytic limits in 8 h. Considering that IM is the favored route of administration of drugs in rescue centers, it is unlikely that meloxicam at 0.1 mg/kg is an appropriate choice, particularly in long-term pain management protocols.

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  10. High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Determination of Meloxicam and Piroxicam with Ultraviolet Detection

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    Sherry Cox

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A simple accurate and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of meloxicam and piroxicam concentrations in small volume plasma samples has been developed. Following a liquid extraction using chloroform, samples were separated by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography on an XBridge C18 column (4.6 × 250 mm and quantified using ultraviolet detection at 360 nm. The mobile phase was a mixture of water with glacial acetic acid (pH 3.0 and acetonitrile (50 : 50, with a flow rate of 1.0 mL/min. The standard curve ranged from 5 to 10,000 ng/mL for meloxicam in bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps plasma and piroxicam in crane (Grus rubicunda plasma. Intra- and interassay variability for meloxicam and piroxicam were less than 10% and the average recovery was greater than 90% for both drugs. This method was developed in bearded dragon and crane plasma and should be applicable to any species, making it useful for those investigators dealing with small sample volumes, particularly when conducting pharmacokinetics studies which require multiple sampling from the same animal.

  11. Population pharmacokinetics of a single dose of meloxicam after oral and intramuscular administration to captive lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor).

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    Zordan, Martín A; Papich, Mark G; Pich, Ashley A; Unger, Katy M; Sánchez, Carlos R

    2016-12-01

    OBJECTIVE To determine the pharmacokinetics of a single dose of meloxicam after IM and oral administration to healthy lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) by use of a population approach. ANIMALS 16 healthy captive lesser flamingos between 1 and 4 years of age. PROCEDURES A single dose of meloxicam (0.5 mg/kg) was administered IM to each bird, and blood samples were collected from birds at 3 (n = 13 birds), 2 (2), or 1 (1) selected point between 0 and 13 hours after administration, with samples collected from birds at each point. After a 15-day washout period, the same dose of meloxicam was administered PO via a red rubber tube and blood samples were collected as described for IM administration. Pharmacokinetic values were determined from plasma concentrations measured by high-performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS Plasma drug concentrations after IM administration of meloxicam reached a mean ± SD maximum value of 6.01 ± 3.38 μg/mL. Mean area under the concentration-versus-time curve was 17.78 ± 2.79 μg•h/mL, and mean elimination half-life was 1.93 ± 0.32 hours. Plasma concentrations after oral administration reached a mean maximum value of 1.79 ± 0.33 μg/mL. Mean area under the curve was 22.16 ± 7.17 μg•h/mL, and mean elimination half-life was 6.05 ± 3.53 hours. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE In lesser flamingos, oral administration of meloxicam resulted in higher bioavailability and a longer elimination half-life than did IM administration, but the maximum plasma concentration was low and may be insufficient to provide analgesia in flamingos. Conversely, IM administration achieved the desired plasma concentration but would require more frequent administration.

  12. Effect of meloxicam and meloxicam with misoprostol on serum prostaglandins and gastrointestinal permeability in healthy beagle dogs

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    Roškar Tina; Nemec Svete Alenka; Jerin A.; Butinar J.; Kobal Silvestra

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of meloxicam and meloxicam with misoprostol on prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and prostaglandin I2 (PGI2) serum concentration, as well as on gastrointestinal permeability. NSAIDs, such as meloxicam, have gastrointestinal side effects, which are due to prostaglandins depletion and topical damage. Seven adult beagle dogs were included in the study. Three different 20 days long treatments were carried out (pl...

  13. Bioequivalence studies of two brands of meloxicam tablets in healthy Pakistani volunteers.

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    Hasan, Syed Muhammad Farid; Shoaib, Muhammad Harris; Hassan, Fouzia; Rehman, Inam-Ur

    2009-04-01

    The pharmacokinetic parameters of two oral formulations of meloxicam tablets were compared in a randomized, single oral dose; two treatments cross over design in 12 healthy male volunteers belonging to Pakistan under fasting conditions. After an overnight fast, the volunteers received 30 mg meloxicam and the blood samples were collected up to 96 hours and drug concentrations were determined by a validated HPLC method. Various pharmacokinetic parameters were determined from the plasma concentration-time curves of both formulations. The 90% confidence intervals obtained by analysis of variance were 87-94% for C(max) and 88-97% for AUC(0-t), that fell well within the acceptance range of 80-125%. Also, no significant difference (a=0.05, Wilcoxon Signed rank test) were detected between T(max) of both formulations. The two formulations were well tolerated and no adverse effect was reported during the study.

  14. Plasma rico em plaquetas : alternativa terapêutica em tendinopatias crónicas

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    Trabalho Final do Curso de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, 2016 As propriedades regenerativas das plaquetas através da libertação local de factores de crescimento têm sido utilizadas recentemente na prática clínica, sob a forma de Plasma Rico em Plaquetas, como adjuvantes no tratamento de diferentes patologias músculo-esqueléticas, com destaque para as lesões dos tendões. Esta revisão sistemática da literatura tem como objectivo analisar os...

  15. A study to compare circulating flunixin, meloxicam and gabapentin concentrations with prostaglandin E₂ levels in calves undergoing dehorning.

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    Fraccaro, E; Coetzee, J F; Odore, R; Edwards-Callaway, L N; Kukanich, B; Badino, P; Bertolotti, L; Glynn, H; Dockweiler, J; Allen, K; Bergamasco, L

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of intravenous flunixin (2.2 mg/kg b.w.), oral meloxicam (1mg/kg b.w.), oral gabapentin (15 mg/kg b.w.) alone or co-administrated with meloxicam as well as the effects of these compounds on prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis in calves subjected to surgical dehorning. Plasma samples collected up to 24h after drug administration were analyzed by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, whereas blood PGE2 levels were measured by immunoenzymatic assay. In plasma, the terminal half-live of flunixin, meloxicam and gabapentin were 6.0 h (range, 3.4-11.0 h), 16.7h (range, 13.7-21.3h) and 15.3h (range, 11-32.9h), respectively. The co-administration of single doses of gabapentin and meloxicam did not seem to affect the pharmacokinetic profile of the two drugs except for gabapentin that reached significantly (Pmeloxicam, than when administered alone. At 5, 360 and 720 min after dehorning, a significant (Pmeloxicam and gabapentin in established pain models is required to formulate science based analgesic recommendations to enhance animal well-being after dehorning.

  16. Comparative bioequivalence study of meloxicam drugs

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The governments of many countries strongly support the production and clinical use of generic medicinal products which are “copies” of patented drugs and can be marked at lower cost. At present time bioequivalence testing is regarded as a useful methodology to perform comparisons among different products containing the same active ingredient. This report presents the results of comparative bioequivalence study of three meloxicam formulations: brand-drug “Melbek” with tablets and capsules of meloxicam developed at the Tashkent Pharmaceutical Institute. The results obtained confirm the bioequivalence of the studied drugs, which indicate about scientifically based approach to the selection of excipients and technological process in the development of the above generic drugs.

  17. Meloxicam (movalis in a physician's practice

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are prescribed by physicians for various ab-normalities every day. Despite their high antiinflammatory and analgesic effects, the safety issues of the drugs are, however, of most importance. Meloxicam occupies a special place among NSAIDs, complies with all requirements for this group of medications, and shows a good toler-ability, as evidenced by numerous clinical trials.

  18. Analgesic and antihyperalgesic effects of dipyrone, meloxicam or a dipyrone-meloxicam combination in bitches undergoing ovariohysterectomy.

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    Zanuzzo, Felipe S; Teixeira-Neto, Francisco J; Teixeira, Lívia R; Diniz, Miriely S; Souza, Vivian L; Thomazini, Camila M; Steagall, Paulo V M

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    The analgesic and antihyperalgesic effects of dipyrone, meloxicam or a dipyrone-meloxicam combination were compared in dogs undergoing elective ovariohysterectomy. In a double-blinded, prospective, randomised design, 40 bitches premedicated with intramuscular pethidine (4 mg/kg) and anaesthetised with isoflurane received one of four intravenous treatments (n = 10 per group) before ovariohysterectomy: control (physiological saline), meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg), dipyrone (25 mg/kg) or dipyrone-meloxicam (25 mg/kg and 0.2 mg/kg, respectively). Glasgow composite measure pain scale (GCMPS) and mechanical nociceptive thresholds (MNT) were assessed before anaesthesia and at 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24 h postoperatively. Rescue analgesia (0.5 mg/kg morphine) was administered intramuscularly if the GCMPS was ≥3. The GCMPS and MNT did not differ among groups. The frequency of rescue analgesia was significantly (P meloxicam (70%) or dipyrone-meloxicam (40%). There was a significant reduction in the total number of rescue treatments in the dypyrone (n = 5) and dipyrone-meloxicam (n = 5) groups when compared with the control (n = 17) and meloxicam (n = 19) groups. Meloxicam and dipyrone-meloxicam significantly reduced the percentage of animals exhibiting severe pain during MNT measurements (30% and 0%, respectively) compared with the control group (50%). Dipyrone produced superior analgesia (reduced morphine consumption), while meloxicam produced better antihyperalgesia (fewer episodes of severe pain) in contrast to controls. When used in tandem, the beneficial effects were combined.

  19. Use of meloxicam (amelotex® in patients with gonarthrosis

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    Maksim Sergeevich Eliseev

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of a trial of the efficacy and safety of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug amelotex® (meloxicam in patients with gonarthrosis. One-month meloxicam therapy is shown to have a good analgesic effect and tolerability and to improve quality of life in the patients.

  20. Use of meloxicam (amelotex® in patients with gonarthrosis

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of a trial of the efficacy and safety of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug amelotex® (meloxicam in patients with gonarthrosis. One-month meloxicam therapy is shown to have a good analgesic effect and tolerability and to improve quality of life in the patients.

  1. Use of meloxicam (amelotex®) in patients with gonarthrosis

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    The paper presents the results of a trial of the efficacy and safety of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug amelotex® (meloxicam) in patients with gonarthrosis. One-month meloxicam therapy is shown to have a good analgesic effect and tolerability and to improve quality of life in the patients.

  2. Electric disruption in a hydrogen toroidal plasma; Ruptura eletrica em um plasma toroidal em hidrogenio

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    Roberto, M. [UNESP, Guaratingueta, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia. Dept. de Fisica; Silva, C.A.B. [Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial (CTA-IEAv), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Estudos Avancados; Goes, L.C.S.; Sudano, J.P. [Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. Tecnologico de Aeronautica

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    By using a zero-dimensional model the ionizing initial phase of a toroidal plasma produced in hydrogen was investigated. The model consists on describing the plasma time evolution through the density and particle temperature space averaged on the plasma volume. The involved equations are energy and particles balance equations (electrons and ions). The electron loss is due to ambipolar diffusion in the presence of magnetic field. The electron energy loss is due to ionizing, processes of Coulomb interaction and diffusion. The ohmic heating transformer gives a initial voltage necessary to the breaking 11 refs., 2 figs.

  3. Stability Indicating HPTLC Determination of Meloxicam.

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    Desai, Namita; Amin, Purnima

    2008-09-01

    A simple, selective, precise and stability-indicating high-performance thin layer chromatographic method of analysis of meloxicam both as a bulk drug and in formulation has been developed. The mobile phase selected was ethyl acetate:cyclohexane:glacial acetic acid (6.5:3.5:0.02% v/v/v). The calibration curve of the drug was linear in the range of 100-500 ng. The spectrodensitometric analysis was carried out in the absorbance mode at 353 nm. The mean (±RSD) values of slope, correlation coefficient and intercept were 3183.8±0.358, 0.9996±0.0321 and 13012±7.1 respectively. The system precision and the method precision studies were carried out with RSD of 0.83 and 1.89 respectively. The limit of detection and quantitation were 30 ng and 99 ng respectively. The mean percent recovery was found to be 100.3%. The method was used to analyze meloxicam from marketed tablet formulation in the presence of commonly used excipients.

  4. Effects of glycation on meloxicam binding to human serum albumin

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    Trynda-Lemiesz, Lilianna; Wiglusz, Katarzyna

    2011-05-01

    The current study reports a binding of meloxicam a pharmacologically important new generation, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to glycated form of the human serum albumin (HSA). The interaction of the meloxicam with nonglycated and glycated albumin has been studied at pH 7.4 in 0.05 M sodium phosphate buffer with 0.1 M NaCl, using fluorescence quenching technique and circular dichroism spectroscopy. Results of the present study have shown that the meloxicam could bind both forms of albumin glycated and nonglycated at a site, which was close to the tryptophan residues. Similarly, how for native albumin glycated form has had one high affinity site for the drug with association constants of the order of 10 5 M -1. The glycation process of the HSA significantly has affected the impact of the meloxicam on the binding of other ligands such as warfarin and bilirubin. The affinity of the glycated albumin for bilirubin as for native albumin has been reduced by meloxicam but observed effect was weaker by half (about 20%) compared with nonglycated albumin. In contrast to the native albumin meloxicam binding to glycated form of the protein only slightly affected the binding of warfarin. It seemed possible that the effects on warfarin binding might be entirely attributable to the Lys 199 modification which was in site I.

  5. Biotransformation of Meloxicam by Cunninghamella blakesleeana: Significance of Carbon and Nitrogen Source

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    Shyam Prasad, Gurram; Narasimha Rao, Kollu; Preethi, Rama; Girisham, Sivasri; S. M. Reddy

    2011-01-01

    Influence of carbon and nitrogen source, on biotransformation of meloxicam was studied by employing Cunninghamella blakesleeana NCIM 687 with an aim to achieve maximum transformation of meloxicam and in search of new metabolites. The transformation was confirmed by HPLC and based on LC–MS–MS data and previous reports the metabolites were predicted as 5-hydroxymethyl meloxicam, 5-carboxy meloxicam and a novel metabolite. The quantification of metabolites was performed using HPLC peak areas. Th...

  6. 78 FR 57057 - Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Amprolium; Meloxicam

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    ...; Meloxicam AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug........... Ceva Sante MELOXIDYL Original approval 520.1350 Yes....... CE \\1\\. Animale, 10 (meloxicam) Oral as a....1367 Meloxicam. (a) Specifications--(1) Each milliliter of suspension contains 0.5 milligrams...

  7. Comparison of flunixin meglumine and meloxicam for post operative management of horses with strangulating small intestinal lesions.

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    Naylor, R J; Taylor, A H; Knowles, E J; Wilford, S; Linnenkohl, W; Mair, T S; Johns, I C

    2014-07-01

    Ex vivo evidence suggests that cyclo-oxygenase (COX) 2-preferential inhibitor nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as meloxicam, have a less detrimental effect on intestinal healing than flunixin meglumine (FM). Whether this translates to a beneficial effect in horses with naturally occurring strangulating small intestinal (SSI) lesions is unknown. To compare the clinical outcome of horses with naturally occurring SSI lesions treated with meloxicam or FM. Randomised prospective study. Cases presenting to the Royal Veterinary College Equine Referral Hospital and Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic during 2010 and 2011 in which an SSI lesion was identified at exploratory laparotomy were eligible for inclusion. Horses received either 1.1 mg/kg bwt FM or 0.6 mg/kg bwt meloxicam i.v. q. 12 h. Clinical outcomes and clinical and laboratory parameters associated with endotoxaemia were compared between groups. Sixty cases were enrolled, 32 horses received FM and 28 received meloxicam. There was no difference in signalment, physical examination or surgical factors between groups. The overall survival to discharge was 81%; there was no difference in survival (P = 0.14) or incidence of post operative ileus (P = 0.25) between groups. There was no significant difference between the plasma lipopolysaccharide (LPS) concentrations at 0 h (P = 0.18) or 48 h (P = 0.60); however, there was a significant difference between neutrophil count at 48 h (P<0.05) and at 96 h (P<0.01) with significantly greater cell numbers in horses receiving meloxicam compared with FM. Blinded pain score evaluation showed that more horses receiving meloxicam showed gross signs of pain than those treated with FM (P = 0.04). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug choice did not affect major clinical outcomes in horses with SSI lesions but had some effects on signs of pain. This study provides no evidence to recommend one NSAID treatment above another based on survival or the incidence of

  8. Seasonal effects on the hematology and blood plasma proteins of two species of mice <em>Mus musculus domesticusem> and <em>M. spretusem> (Rodentia: Muridae from Portugal

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    1994-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Blood samples were taken from <em>Mus musculus domesticusem> (Rutty, 1772 and <em>M. spretusem> (Lataste, 1883, live-trapped at one month intervals, from September 88 to July 89, in the district of Lisbon, Portugal. The seasonal hematological variations in the commensal species, <em>M. musculus domesticuem>s, were characterized by an increase in red blood cells, hemoglobin and hematocrit values in winter which reverse during summer. On the contrary, in <em>M. spretusem> hematocrit values slightly change throughout the year. In both species the albumin/globulin ratio was low in spring and high in autumn. These results were analysed and discussed taking into account environmental factors and physiological conditions of mice. Riassunto Effetti stagionali sull'ematologia e le proteine del plasma di <em>Mus musculus domesticusem> e <em>M. spretusem> (Rodentia: Muridae in Portogallo - I campioni di sangue provengono da individui di <em>Mus musculus domesticusem> (Rutty, 1772 e <em>M. spretusem> (Lataste, 1883. Gli animali sono stati catturati vivi ogni mese, da settembre 88 a luglio 89, nel distretto di Lisbona, in Portogallo. Le variazioni stagionali ematologiche nella specie commensale, <em>M. m. domesticusem>, sono caratterizzate da un incremento di cellule rosse del sangue, di emoglobina e dei valori di ematocrito in inverno che assumono un andamento opposto in estate. Al contrario, in <em>M. spretusem> i valori di ematocrito non cambiano sensibilmente durante tutto l'anno. In entrambe le specie il rapporto albumina/globulina risulta basso in primavera e alto in autunno. Questi risultati sono stati analizzati e discussi tenendo conto dei fattori ambientali e le condizioni fisiologiche dei topi.

  9. STUDIES ON MELOXICAM SOLID DISPERSION INCORPORATED BUCCAL PATCHES

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    Mohammed Jafar

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world. Life style effects of arthritis includes; Depression, Anxiety, Feelings of helplessness, Limitations on daily activities, Job limitations etc. Meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug is widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondulytis and osteoarthritis. It is also indicated for the management of dental pain, Post-traumatic and post-operative pain, inflammation and swelling. Recently it is considered as a potential drug for prevention and treatment of colorectal polyps. One of the major problems with this drug is its low solubility in biological fluids, which results into poor bioavailability and GI-Side effects after oral administration. The present work was aimed at overcoming these limitations of the drug. The first problem i.e. Poor solubility of meloxicam was overcome by solid dispersion technique and the same work was than published in a reputed online journal. The present study was the continuation of the published work, in this study buccal patches were prepared using varying percentage of carbopol 934p, HPMC (muco adhesive polymers and 50% W/W of propylene glycol (Plasticizer by solvent casting technique, using 32 factorial design. Prepared blank buccal patches were evaluated for various physical and mechanical parameters, patches which comply with reported results were selected for meloxicam and its solid dispersion incorporation. Meloxicam solid dispersion incorporated buccal patches were prepared and evaluated for drug content, in-vitro diffusion, in-vivo release of meloxicam in rabbits and stability study. All solid dispersion incorporated patches showed increased in-vitro drug release (i.e. between 94% to 99.98% over an extended period of 8hrs as compared to plain drug incorporated buccal patch. Whereas plain drug incorporated buccal patch showed only 31.22% in-vitro drug release in 8hrs. Release of meloxicam was slightly

  10. Solubility enhancement and development of dispersible tablet of meloxicam

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    Inamdar Nazma

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The present research work investigates enhancement of dissolution profile of meloxicam using solid dispersion (SD with various polymers. The work also describes the formulation of dispersible tablet (DT and effervescent tablet of meloxicam. PEG 6000, PEG 8000, PEG 20000, Lutrol F-127, and β -cyclodextrin were selected for the preparation of SD. The SDs were prepared by melting and solvent evaporation methods. Dissolution studies were performed for plain meloxicam, SDs, and tablet formulations. Infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry were performed to identify the physicochemical interaction between drug and carriers. Dispersible tablets and effervescent tablets were compared with tablet containing plane drug for dissolution profile. Dissolution of DT improved significantly in SD product (< 95% in 1 min.

  11. USE OF INJECTABLE MELOXICAM (AMELOTEX®) FORMULATION IN PATIENTS WITH GONARTHROSIS

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    The paper presents the results of a study of the efficiency and safety of using the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Amelotex® (international nonproprietary name meloxicam) in patients with osteoarthrosis. A short course of therapy with the drug is demonstrated to have a good analgesic effect, to be well tolerated, and to result in better quality of life in patients with gonarthrosis.

  12. <em>In Situem> Fabrication of AlN Coating by Reactive Plasma Spraying of Al/AlN Powder

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    Mohammed Shahien

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Reactive plasma spraying is a promising technology for the <em>in situem> formation of aluminum nitride (AlN coatings. Recently, it became possible to fabricate cubic-AlN-(<em>c>-AlN based coatings through reactive plasma spraying of Al powder in an ambient atmosphere. However, it was difficult to fabricate a coating with high AlN content and suitable thickness due to the coalescence of the Al particles. In this study, the influence of using AlN additive (<em>h>-AlN to increase the AlN content of the coating and improve the reaction process was investigated. The simple mixing of Al and AlN powders was not suitable for fabricating AlN coatings through reactive plasma spraying. However, it was possible to prepare a homogenously mixed, agglomerated and dispersed Al/AlN mixture (which enabled in-flight interaction between the powder and the surrounding plasma by wet-mixing in a planetary mill. Increasing the AlN content in the mixture prevented coalescence and increased the nitride content gradually. Using 30 to 40 wt% AlN was sufficient to fabricate a thick (more than 200 µm AlN coating with high hardness (approximately 1000 Hv. The AlN additive prevented the coalescence of Al metal and enhanced post-deposition nitriding through N2 plasma irradiation by allowing the nitriding species in the plasma to impinge on a larger Al surface area. Using AlN as a feedstock additive was found to be a suitable method for fabricating AlN coatings by reactive plasma spraying. Moreover, the fabricated coatings consist of hexagonal (<em>h>-AlN, <em>c>-AlN (rock-salt and zinc-blend phases and certain oxides: aluminum oxynitride (Al5O6N, cubic sphalerite Al23O27N5 (ALON and Al2O3. The zinc-blend <em>c>-AlN and ALON phases were attributed to the transformation of the <em>h>-AlN feedstock during the reactive plasma spraying. Thus, the zinc-blend<em> cem

  13. Pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans) after single intravenous and intramuscular injections.

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    Uney, Kamil; Altan, Feray; Aboubakr, Mohammed; Cetin, Gul; Dik, Burak

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    OBJECTIVE To determine the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam after single IV and IM injections in red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans). ANIMALS 8 healthy red-eared slider turtles. PROCEDURES Turtles received 1 dose of meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg) IV or IM (4 turtles/route), a 30-day washout period was provided, and then turtles received the same dose by the opposite route. Blood samples were collected at predetermined times for measurement of plasma meloxicam concentration. Pharmacokinetic values for each administration route were determined with a 2-compartment open model approach. RESULTS For IV administration, mean ± SD values of major pharmacokinetic variables were 1.02 ± 0.41 hours for distribution half-life, 9.78 ± 2.23 hours for elimination half-life, 215 ± 32 mL/kg for volume of distribution at steady state, 11.27 ± 1.44 μg•h/mL for area under the plasma concentration versus time curve, and 18.00 ± 2.32 mL/h/kg for total body clearance. For IM administration, mean values were 0.35 ± 0.06 hours for absorption half-life, 0.72 ± 0.06 μg/mL for peak plasma concentration, 1.5 ± 0.0 hours for time to peak concentration, 3.73 ± 2.41 hours for distribution half-life, 13.53 ± 1.95 hours for elimination half-life, 11.33 ± 0.92 μg•h/mL for area under the plasma concentration versus time curve, and 101 ± 6% for bioavailability. No adverse reactions were detected. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE Long half-life, high bioavailability, and lack of immediate adverse reactions of meloxicam administered IM at 0.2 mg/kg suggested the possibility of safe and effective clinical use in turtles. Additional studies are needed to establish appropriate administration frequency and clinical efficacy.

  14. Powdered self-emulsified lipid formulations of meloxicam as solid dosage forms for oral administration.

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    Agarwal, Vikas; Alayoubi, Alaadin; Siddiqui, Akhtar; Nazzal, Sami

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    The objectives of this study were to prepare a powdered self-emulsified (SEDDS) formulation of meloxicam and to compare its oral bioavailability against commercial Mobic tablets. The SEDDS formulation was prepared by in situ salt formation of meloxicam in a blend of lipid excipients and aqueous tris (hydroxymethyl) aminomethane solution. The liquid SEDDS was subsequently adsorbed on silica powder and was tested for size, flow, and crystal growth. The flowability index of the powdered SEDDS was borderline acceptable. Absence of crystal growth with storage was confirmed by DSC and PXRD studies. Dissolution of meloxicam from the powdered SEDDS was >90% vs. meloxicam and meloxicam SEDDS formulation showed a 1.3-fold increase in AUC vs. commercial Mobic® tablets. Overall, this study described a novel SEDDS formulation of meloxicam and outlined a systematic approach to adsorbing and testing the flow and stability behavior of powdered SEDDS formulations.

  15. Influência do meloxicam e da dexametasona no processo inflamatório e no reparo tecidual = Influence of meloxicam and dexamethasone in the inflammatory process and tissue healing

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    Marchionni, Antônio Márcio Teixeira

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    Full Text Available Foi avaliado a atividade da dexametasona e do meloxicam, antiinflamatórios esteróide e não esteróide, respectivamente, sobre a inflamação e o reparo de tecidos moles em ratos. Para tanto realizou-se uma lesão padronizada no dorso de ratos, que foram sacrificados após dois, cinco, sete e quatorze dias. O material foi analisado através de microscopia de luz utilizando as colorações da hematoxilina e eosina e o sírius vermelho específico para colágeno. A presença de células polimorfonucleares, edema, células mononucleares, reepitelização e colágeno foram as variáveis estudadas. Na avaliação estatística foi utilizada análise de variância através do teste de Kruskal-Wallis com significância ao nível de 5%. Os resultados mostraram que a dexametasona foi mais efetiva na inibição da inflamação, interferindo na síntese de colágeno das lesões cutâneas. Os efeitos do meloxicam preponderaram apenas sobre a inflamação aguda, favorecendo a fibrogênese. A síntese de colágeno foi maior sob a influência do meloxicam, apesar da diferença entre os grupos não ser estatisticamente significativa

  16. Solid-state characterization and dissolution properties of meloxicam-moringa coagulant-PVP ternary solid dispersions.

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    Noolkar, Suhail B; Jadhav, Namdeo R; Bhende, Santosh A; Killedar, Suresh G

    2013-06-01

    The effect of ternary solid dispersions of poor water-soluble NSAID meloxicam with moringa coagulant (obtained by salt extraction of moringa seeds) and polyvinylpyrrolidone on the in vitro dissolution properties has been investigated. Binary (meloxicam-moringa and meloxicam-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)) and ternary (meloxicam-moringa-PVP) systems were prepared by physical kneading and ball milling and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and X-ray diffractometry. The in vitro dissolution behavior of meloxicam from the different products was evaluated by means of United States Pharmacopeia type II dissolution apparatus. The results of solid-state studies indicated the presence of strong interactions between meloxicam, moringa, and PVP which were of totally amorphous nature. All ternary combinations were significantly more effective than the corresponding binary systems in improving the dissolution rate of meloxicam. The best performance in this respect was given by the ternary combination employing meloxicam-moringa-PVP ratio of [1:(3:1)] prepared by ball milling, with about six times increase in percent dissolution rate, whereas meloxicam-moringa (1:3) and meloxicam-PVP (1:4) prepared by ball milling improved dissolution of meloxicam by almost 3- and 2.5-folds, respectively. The achieved excellent dissolution enhancement of meloxicam in the ternary systems was attributed to the combined effects of impartation of hydrophilic characteristic by PVP, as well as to the synergistic interaction between moringa and PVP.

  17. Bioequivalence assessment of meloxicam granules in Chinese healthy volunteers%美洛昔康颗粒剂的人体生物等效性评价

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    李佩琼; 林明琴; 王九辉; 吴秀琼

    2011-01-01

    Aim To evaluate the bioequivalence of meloxicam granules in healthy volunteers. Methods The randomized crossover and self-control study was conducted in 20 healthy volunteers. They were treated with a single oral dose of 15mg of meloxicam granules or a single oral dose of control drug (meloxicam tablets). The meloxicam concentrations in plasma were detected by RP-HPLC. Results The mean Tmax was (3.3 ±1.6) h for meloxicam granules and (4.7±1.1)h for meloxicam tablets;the mean Cmax was (0.652±0.109) and (0.532± 0.106)μg/mL respectively;T1/2 was(26.56±11.29)and (26.87±9.99) h respectively; AUC0 96 was (20.083±6.182) and (18.767±6.165)μg·h/mL respectively;AUC0 ∞was (23.901±8.624) and (22.452±7.548)μg·h/mL respectively;The relative bioavailability of meloxicam granules was (113.8±35.5 )%. Conclusion The meloxicam orally suspension is bioequivalent to the meloxicam tablets.%目的 评价健康人口服美洛昔康颗粒的生物等效性.方法 20名健康男性志愿者随机交叉单剂量口服美洛昔康颗粒或美洛昔康片15mg后,采用RP-HPLC紫外分析法检测血药浓度.结果美洛昔康颗粒及美洛昔康片的Tmax分别为(3.3±1.6)和(4.7±1.1)h;Cmax分别为(0.652±0.109)μg/h·mL和(0.532±0.106)μg/h·mL;T1/2分别为(26.56±11.29)h和(26.87±9.99)h;AUCo→96分别为(20.083±6.182)μg/h·mL和(18.767±6.165)μg/h·mL;AUCo→分别为(23.901±8.624)μg/h·mL和(22.452±7.548)μg/h·mL;美洛昔康颗粒的相对生物利用度F为(113.8±35.5)%.结论 美洛昔康颗粒与美洛昔康片具有生物等效性.

  18. Análise de ácidos graxos em plasma humano Analysis of fatty acids in human plasma

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    Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Nesse fascículo da revista, o estudo de Morais et al. (2010 avaliou quatro metodologias clássicas de extração de lipídeos (métodos de Folch, Bligh-Dyer, Rose-Gottlieb e Gerber e uma técnica alternativa, com o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência da extração e a composição em ácidos graxos de plasma humano. O método alternativo proposto pelos autores usou o forno de micro-ondas como ferramenta e foi considerado muito rápido na extração lipídica e adequado na identificação de ácidos graxos, mas não em sua quantificação. O método de extração mais indicado para quantificação de ácidos graxos em plasma humano foi o método de Folch.In this issue of the journal, the study by Morais et al. (2010 evaluated four classical methodologies of lipid extraction (methods of Folch, Bligh-Dyer, Rose-Gottlieb and Gerber, and an alternative technique, in order to evaluate the efficiency of extraction and fatty acid composition of human plasma. The alternative method proposed by the authors used the microwave oven as a tool, and was considered very fast in lipid extraction and identification of fatty acids, but not in their quantification. The most suitable extraction method for quantification of fatty acids in human plasma was the method of Folch.

  19. USE OF INJECTABLE MELOXICAM (AMELOTEX® FORMULATION IN PATIENTS WITH GONARTHROSIS

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    M S Eliseyev

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of a study of the efficiency and safety of using the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Amelotex® (international nonproprietary name meloxicam in patients with osteoarthrosis. A short course of therapy with the drug is demonstrated to have a good analgesic effect, to be well tolerated, and to result in better quality of life in patients with gonarthrosis.

  20. USE OF INJECTABLE MELOXICAM (AMELOTEX® FORMULATION IN PATIENTS WITH GONARTHROSIS

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    M S Eliseyev

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of a study of the efficiency and safety of using the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Amelotex® (international nonproprietary name meloxicam in patients with osteoarthrosis. A short course of therapy with the drug is demonstrated to have a good analgesic effect, to be well tolerated, and to result in better quality of life in patients with gonarthrosis.

  1. Comparative study between fibrin glue and platelet rich plasma in dogs skin grafts Estudo comparativo entre a cola de fibrina e o plasma rico em plaquetas em enxertos cutâneos em cães

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    Larissa Correa Hermeto

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: Compare fibrin glue (Tissucol® and platelet-rich plasma in full-thickness mesh skin grafts in dogs. METHODS: Eighteen dogs were used, divided into two groups: fibrin glue (FG and platelet-rich plasma (PRP. In all the animals, a full-thickness 3x3 cm mesh skin graft was implanted. In the left limb, the biomaterial was place between the graft and the receptor bed, according to the group, while the right limb served as the control group. All the animals were evaluated clinically every 48 hours until the 14th day, using the variables of exudation, coloration, edema and cosmetic appearance. Three animals were evaluated histologically, on the third, seventh and tenth postoperative days, using the variables of fibroblasts, collagen, granulation tissue, microscopic integration-adherence and acute inflammation. RESULTS: Clinical evaluations showed that the group CF showed better scores for all variables compared to PRP group. On the histological evaluations PRP group had a higher presence of fibroblasts in the seventh and fourteenth days. CONCLUSION: The fibrin glue group was clinically superior to the platelet-rich group when used on full-thickness skin grafts in dogs.OBJETIVO: Comparar a cola de fibrina (Tissucol® e o plasma rico em plaquetas em enxertos cutâneos de espessura completa em malha em cães. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizados 18 cães, distribuídos em dois grupos, cola de fibrina (CF e plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP. Em todos os animais foi realizado um enxerto cutâneo de 3x3 cm, em malha de espessura completa. No membro esquerdo foi colocado o biomaterial entre o enxerto e o leito receptor, cada qual em seu grupo, o membro direito serviu como grupo controle. Todos os animais foram avaliados clinicamente a cada 48 horas até o décimo quarto dia, através das variáveis: exsudação, coloração, edema e aspecto cosmético; histologicamente em três animais, no terceiro, sétimo e décimo quarto dia de pós-operatório através das

  2. SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ESTIMATION OF MELOXICAM IN BULK AND ITS PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Three simple, accurate, rapid and sensitive methods developed for the determination of meloxicam in bulk drug and in its tablets by UV Spectroscopy (Method - A, Visible (Method -B and Hydrotropic method(Method - C. In Method A meloxicam estimated at 269 nm using 0.1M NaOH as a solvent. The linearity was observed in the concentration range of 5 – 30 μg/ml with correlation co efficient of 0.9995. In Method B 0.1M NaOH solution using as a solvent and 5% ferric chloride used as a chromogenic agent and the resulting green colour chromogen was measured at 476 nm in the linearity range and correlation co efficient of 50 – 250 μg/ml and 0.9986. In Method C 10% trisodium citrate solution used as a hydrotropic agent to dissolve the meloxicam which is water insoluble, and it is estimated at 269 nm with the linearity range and correlation co -efficient of 5 – 30 μg/mland 0.9987. The result of analysis for all the methods was validated statistically and by recovery studies.

  3. Pain behaviour after castration of piglets; effect of pain relief with lidocaine and/or meloxicam

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    Kluivers-Poodt, M.; Zonderland, J.J.; Verbraak, J.; Lambooij, E.; Hellebrekers, L.J.

    2013-01-01

    Behavioural responses and the effect of lidocaine and meloxicam on behaviour of piglets after castration were studied. A total of 144 piglets of 2 to 5 days of age were allocated to one of six treatments: castration (CAST), castration with lidocaine (LIDO), castration with meloxicam (MELO),

  4. Pain behaviour after castration of piglets; effect of pain relief with lidocaine and/or meloxicam

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    Kluivers-Poodt, M.; Zonderland, J.J.; Verbraak, J.; Lambooij, E.; Hellebrekers, L.J.

    2013-01-01

    Behavioural responses and the effect of lidocaine and meloxicam on behaviour of piglets after castration were studied. A total of 144 piglets of 2 to 5 days of age were allocated to one of six treatments: castration (CAST), castration with lidocaine (LIDO), castration with meloxicam (MELO), castrati

  5. PBOSPECTS FOR CLINICAL APPLICATION OF THE CURRENT ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG MELOXICAM (AMELOTEX

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    M S Eliseev

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents data on the effectiveness, safety, tolerance, major mechanisms of action, and prospects for clinically using meloxicam, a current selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, against cyclooxygenase-2. It describes the advantages of meloxicam for injections, which begins acting promptly and shows an adequate long analgesic effect.

  6. Meloxicam in the treatment of in vitro and in vivo models of urinary bladder cancer.

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    Arantes-Rodrigues, Regina; Pinto-Leite, Rosário; Ferreira, Rita; Neuparth, Maria João; Pires, Maria João; Gaivão, Isabel; Palmeira, Carlos; Santos, Lúcio; Colaço, Aura; Oliveira, Paula

    2013-05-01

    To assess the efficacy of meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), on three human urinary bladder-cancer cell lines (HT1376, T24 and 5637) and on mice urinary bladder cancer chemically induced by N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl) nitrosamine (BBN). The in vitro effects of meloxicam were assessed by optical microscopy, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) method, flow cytometry and comet assay. In vivo, Hsd:ICR male mice were exposed to BBN in drinking water, over the course of 12 weeks. Subsequently, animals were treated with meloxicam by intraperitoneal route, for 6 consecutively weeks. Tumour development was evaluated by haematoxylin and eosin staining. Renal and hepatic functions, interleucin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and tumour necrosis factor (TNFα) were also evaluated. In vitro, meloxicam induced a significant (Pmeloxicam-treated cells. In vivo, the incidence of pre-neoplastic lesions induced by BBN was not affected by meloxicam treatment. However, although not statistically significant, the development of neoplastic lesions was inhibited by meloxicam treatment without significant alterations of renal or hepatic parameters. Meloxicam is effective on in vitro and in vivo models of urinary bladder cancer. These findings support that meloxicam deserves more attention on urinary bladder cancer study.

  7. Research on EM pulse protection property of plasma-microwave absorptive material-plasma sandwich structure

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    2010-01-01

    A plasma-microwave absorptive material (MAM)-plasma sandwich structure is presented to protect the electronic device against high power electromagnetic pulse. The model of electromagnetic wave reflected by and transmitting through the structure is established. Based on the characteristic parameters of plasma generated by discharge and usual MAM, the electromagnetic transmissive properties of the sandwich structure are investigated by the method of finite difference in time domain. The results indicate that in a rather broad frequency range, the electromagnetic attenuations by the structure are obviously better than the sum of attenuations resulted from plasma and MAM respectively. The models and results presented are instructive for electromagnetic pulse protection.

  8. 美洛昔康在中国健康受试者体内的药物动力学研究%PHARMACOKINETICS OF MELOXICAM IN HEALTHY CHINESE VOLUNTEERS

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    徐海燕; 钟大放; 肇丽梅; 张逸凡; 张宝军

    2001-01-01

    AIM To assess the pharmacokinetic profile of single doses of meloxicam in healthy Chinese volunteers. METHODS The plasma concentrations of meloxicam after an oral dose of 15 mg to twenty healthy male volunteers were analized by means of a validated HPLC method. The pharmacokinetic parameters were subjected to Shapiro-Wilk test to determine whether these data were fitted to a normal distribution. RESULTS The twenty volunteers can be classified into extensive metabolizers and poor metabolizers according to pharmacokinetic parameters. The main parameters in the two groups obtained were as follows: T1/2 were 21±4 and 38±9 h, AUC0-∞ were 49±10 and 110±8 μg*h*mL-1, respectively. Even the AUC data in extensive metabolizers were 1.7 times as that reported in White volunteers following the same doses of meloxicam. CONCLUSION There were significant individual differences in the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam in Chinese volunteers, which may be due to the genetic polymorphism of CYP2C9.

  9. Simultaneous Determination of Salidroside and Its Aglycone Metabolite <em>p>-Tyrosol in Rat Plasma by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

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    Na Guo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Salidroside and its aglycone<em> pem>-tyrosol are two major phenols in the genus <em>Rhodiola> and have been confirmed to possess various pharmacological properties. In our present study,<em> pem>-tyrosol was identified as the deglycosylation metabolite of salidroside after intravenous (i.v. administration to rats at a dose of 50 mg/kg, but was not detectable after intragastric gavage (i.g. administration through HPLC-photodiode array detection (PDA and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS analysis. Next, an accurate and precise LC-MS/MS method was developed to quantitatively determine salidroside and <em>p>-tyrosol in rat plasma samples. Samples were analyzed by LC-MS/MS on a reverse-phase xTerra MS C18 column which was equilibrated and eluted with an isocratic mixture of acetonitrile-water (1:9, v/v at a flow rate of 0.3 mL/min. The analytes were monitored by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM under the negative electrospray ionization mode. The precursor/product transitions (<em>m/z> were 299.0→118.8 for salidroside, 137.0→118.9 for <em>p>-tyrosol and 150.1→106.9 for the internal standard (IS, paracetamol, respectively. The calibration curve was linear over the concentration ranges of 50–2,000 ng/mL for salidroside and 20–200 ng/mL for <em>p>-tyrosol. The inter- and intra-day accuracy and precision were within ±15%. The method has been successfully applied to the pharmacokinetic study and the oral bioavailability was calculated.

  10. Numerical instability due to relativistic plasma drift in EM-PIC simulations

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    Xu, Xinlu; Martins, Samual F; Tsung, Frank S; Decyk, Viktor K; Fonseca, Ricardo A; Lu, Wei; Silva, Luis O; Mori, Warren B

    2012-01-01

    The numerical instability observed in the Electromagnetic-Particle-in-cell (EM-PIC) simulations with a plasma drifting with relativistic velocities is studied using both theory and computer simulations. We derive the numerical dispersion relation for a cold plasma drifting with a relativistic velocity and find an instability attributed to the coupling between the beam modes of the drifting plasma and the electromagnetic modes in the system. The characteristic pattern of the instability in Fourier space for various simulation setups and Maxwell Equation solvers are explored by solving the corresponding numerical dispersion relations. Furthermore, based upon these characteristic patterns we derive an asymptotic expression for the instability growth rate. The results are compared against simulation results and good agreement is found. The results are used as a guide to develop possible approaches to mitigate the instability. We examine the use of a spectral solver and show that such a solver when combined with a...

  11. Evaluation of the clinical use of tepoxalin and meloxicam in cats.

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    Charlton, Anna N; Benito, Javier; Simpson, Wendy; Freire, Mila; Lascelles, B Duncan X

    2013-08-01

    Medical records where tepoxalin (Zubrin) or meloxicam (Metacam) were prescribed in cats were reviewed and data extracted. Comparisons were performed for exploring changes between pre- and post-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug course laboratory tests. Seventy-nine medical records fit the inclusion criteria (n = 57 and n = 22, tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively). The median dosages administered were 13 and 0.029 mg/kg(/)day (tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively). Median prescription durations were 11 (2-919) and 93 (4-1814) days for tepoxalin and meloxicam, respectively. Suspected adverse events were reported for tepoxalin (9%, 5/57 cats) and meloxicam (18%, 4/22 cats) a median of 774 and 448 days, respectively, after the prescription started. For cats prescribed meloxicam, there were several statistically significant changes for serum biochemistry and hematology parameters, but median values were within normal limits. These valuable clinical data suggest that tepoxalin and meloxicam are well tolerated in the clinical setting at the doses prescribed in this study.

  12. Comparative efficacy of meloxicam and placebo in vasospasm of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage.

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    Ghodsi, Seyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Niayesh; Naderi, Soheil; Anbarloie, Mousareza; Aoude, Ahmad; Habibi Pasdar, Seyed Sohail

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    Cerebral vasospasm considered to be a serious cause of morbidity and mortality following subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH).Despite several available therapeutic options, current protocols do not prevent major consequences of vasospasm. Inflammation is believed to play an important role in post-haemorrhagic vasospasm. Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of meloxicam versus placebo on vasospasm in patients with SAH. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, SAH patients randomly received 7.5 mg meloxicam or placebo twice daily for 7 days. End points were, middle cerebral artery velocity obtained with transcranial doppler, in-hospital mortality, hospital stay and discharge Glasgow Outcome Scale. Eighty-one patients enrolled in the study. (40 received meloxicam, 41 received placebo). Baseline characteristics were similar between the groups. There were no differences in length of hospitalization (17.4 ± 3.1 vs 18.6 ± 4.2 days; p = 0.145), in-hospital mortality rate (15 vs 22%; p-value=0.569), or GOS (p = 0.972) between the two groups. MCA velocity were slightly less in patients who had received meloxicam, but not to a significant degree (p-value=0. 564(. No side effect has been detected for meloxicam. This study did not prove meloxicam efficacy in vasospasm of SAH patients. But it demonstrated that clinical trial of meloxicam in these patients is feasible and probably safe. The effectiveness of meloxicam on cerebral vasospasm has to be studied in larger trials.

  13. Ameliorative Effect of Ocimum Sanctum on Meloxicam Induced Toxicity in Wistar Rats

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    Mahaprabhu, R.; Bhandarkar, A. G.; Jangir, Babu Lal; Rahangadale, S. P.; Kurkure, N. V.

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    An ameliorating effect of Ocimum sanctum on the toxic effect of meloxicam, a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug was studied by evaluating haemato-biochemical parameters, oxidative stress, gross and histopathological changes in various organs of Wistar rats. A total of thirty-six male rats were divided in six experimental groups each comprising of six rats and numbered from G1 to G6. Meloxicam toxicity was induced by oral feeding of meloxicam at 1.2 mg/kg and 2.4 mg/kg body weight in G2 ...

  14. Numerical instability due to relativistic plasma drift in EM-PIC simulations

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    Xu, Xinlu; Yu, Peicheng; Martins, Samual F.; Tsung, Frank S.; Decyk, Viktor K.; Vieira, Jorge; Fonseca, Ricardo A.; Lu, Wei; Silva, Luis O.; Mori, Warren B.

    2013-11-01

    The numerical instability observed in electromagnetic particle-in-cell (EM-PIC) simulations with a plasma drifting with relativistic velocities is studied using both theory and computer simulations. We derive the numerical dispersion relation for a cold plasma drifting with a relativistic velocity, and find an instability attributed to the intersection between beam resonances and the electromagnetic modes in the drifting plasma. The intersection can occur in the fundamental Brillouin zones when EM waves with phase velocities less than the speed of light exist, and from aliasing beam resonances and aliasing EM modes. The unstable modes are neither purely transverse nor longitudinal. The characteristic patterns of the instability in Fourier space for various simulation setups and Maxwell equation solvers are explored by solving the corresponding numerical dispersion relations. Furthermore, based upon these characteristic patterns, we derive an asymptotic expression for the instability growth rate. The asymptotic expression greatly speeds up the calculation of the instability growth rate and makes the parameter scans for minimal growth rate feasible even for full three dimensions. The results are compared against simulation results, and good agreements are found. These results can be used as a guide to develop possible approaches to mitigate the instability. We examine the use of a spectral solver and show that such a solver when combined with a low pass filter with a cutoff value of |k→| essentially eliminates the instability while not modifying modes of physical interest. The use of a spectral solver also provides minimal errors to electromagnetic modes in the lowest Brillouin zones.

  15. [Meloxicam: the golden mean of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs].

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    Karateev, A E

    2014-01-01

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are most commonly used to treat acute and chronic pain in locomotor system (LMS) diseases. However, their administration may be accompanied by the development of dangerous complications as organic and functional disorders of the cardiovascular system (CVS) and gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Physicians have currently a wide range of NSAIDs at their disposal; but none of the representatives of this group can be considered the best. Thus, highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (Coxibs) are substantially safer for GIT; however, their use is clearly associated with the increased risk of severe cardiovascular events. Nonselective NSAIDs, such as naproxen or ketoprofen, are safer for CVS, but more frequently cause significant GIT organic and functional disorders. Moderately selective NSAIDs, such as meloxicam (movalis), conceivably could be the most acceptable choice for treating the majority of patients in this situation. This drug has been long and extensively used in global clinical practice and has gained the confidence of physicians and patients. The major benefits of meloxicam are its proven efficacy, convenient treatment regimen, relatively low risk of complications as organic and functional disorders of the GIT and CVD and good compatibility with low-dose aspirin.

  16. Meloxicam transdermal delivery: effect of eutectic point on the rate and extent of skin permeation

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    2014-02-01

    Conclusion: This study set out to determine that thymol plays as a skin permeation enhancer and increases the meloxicam skin absorption and this enhancement is significant at the eutectic point of drug-enhancer mixture.

  17. Plasma rico em plaquetas para reparação de falhas ósseas em cães Platelet-rich plasma for canine bone restoration

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    Anna Laeticia Trindade Barbosa

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available As plaquetas chegam rapidamente ao local da ferida e liberam múltiplos fatores de crescimento (FC e citocinas que contribuem para a reparação óssea e aumentam a vascularização local. O Plasma Rico em Plaquetas (PRP concentra as plaquetas e os FC liberados por elas, aceleram a formação óssea e melhora a qualidade do trabeculado. Este trabalho apresenta um protocolo para confecção de PRP e demonstra alguns aspectos da sua utilização na reparação óssea de cães. O protocolo foi desenvolvido a partir de sangue coletado por punção jugular em três cães adultos, pesando em média 20kg. Para avaliação da aplicação clínica e dos aspectos da reparação óssea, foram criadas duas falhas mediais no terço proximal de cada tíbia. Assim, a falha 1 não foi preenchida, constituindo o controle, a falha 2 foi preenchida com 3mg de enxerto ósseo autógeno da crista da tíbia, a falha 3 com gel de plaquetas (PRP e falha a número 4 com a associação PRP e 3mg de enxerto ósseo autógeno. O protocolo laboratorial proposto mostrou-se de fácil execução e de baixo custo e possibilitou a concentração adequada de plaquetas no PRP final, cujo número foi dependente da contagem inicial no sangue total de cada animal. A comparação da radiopacidade na região da falha, em todos os tratamentos, e ao longo do tempo demonstrou que o PRP associado ao enxerto determinou maior precocidade e uniformidade de radiopacidade, quando comparado à falha preenchida pelo PRP e ao enxerto usados isoladamente, e sendo que ambos determinam melhores resultados de preenchimento que a falha mantida sem tratamento.The platelets arrive quickly at the injury site and release several growth factors (GF and citokines that contribute to bone repair and increasing local vascularization. The Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP concentrates the platelets and their growth factors, increasing the rate of bone formation and better quality of trabecular bone. This research presents

  18. Evaluation of the effects of treating dairy cows with meloxicam at calving on retained fetal membranes risk.

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    Newby, Nathalie C; Renaud, David; Tremblay, Robert; Duffield, Todd F

    2014-12-01

    Some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of retained fetal membranes. This is the first study to investigate the effects of meloxicam on the risk of retained fetal membranes. Administration of meloxicam to dairy cattle immediately following calving revealed no differences in the incidence of retained fetal membranes between meloxicam-treated and untreated animals. There was no difference between the 2 groups in the incidence of periparturient diseases following calving. Meloxicam can be used on the day of calving in lactating cows without increasing the risk of retained fetal membranes.

  19. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic effects of meloxicam in piglets subjected to a kaolin inflammation model.

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    Fosse, T K; Spadavecchia, C; Horsberg, T E; Haga, H A; Ranheim, B

    2011-08-01

    The pharmacokinetics and the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects of meloxicam were investigated in a placebo controlled study in 2-week-old piglets. Inflammation was induced by a subcutaneous injection of kaolin in the left metacarpus, and 16 h later, meloxicam (0.6 mg/kg) or saline was administered intramuscularly. The absorption half-life was relatively short (0.19 h) and the elimination half-life was 2.6 h. Mechanical nociceptive threshold testing was used to evaluate the analgesic effect, but no significant effect of the meloxicam treatment was found. The skin temperature of the inflamed area increased after the kaolin injection, but no significant decrease in temperature was found after administration of meloxicam. Only limited pyresis was observed after the kaolin injection, and no significant antipyretic effect of meloxicam was found. The results indicated that this dose of meloxicam had very limited anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in piglets. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  20. Analgesic effects of intramuscular administration of meloxicam in Hispaniolan parrots (Amazona ventralis) with experimentally induced arthritis.

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    Cole, Gretchen A; Paul-Murphy, Joanne; Krugner-Higby, Lisa; Klauer, Julia M; Medlin, Scott E; Keuler, Nicholas S; Sladky, Kurt K

    2009-12-01

    OBJECTIVE-To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of meloxicam in parrots with experimentally induced arthritis, with extent of weight bearing and rotational perch walking used as outcome measures. ANIMALS-15 adult Hispaniolan parrots (Amazona ventralis). PROCEDURES-Arthritis was experimentally induced via intra-articular injection of microcrystalline sodium urate suspension (MSU) into 1 intertarsal joint. Parrots were treated in a crossover design. Five treatments were compared as follows: meloxicam (4 dosages) at 0.05, 0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 mg/kg (IM, q 12 h, 3 times) and 0.03 mL of saline (0.9% NaCl) solution (IM, q 12 h, 3 times). The first treatment was given 6 hours following MSU administration. Lameness was assessed by use of a biomechanical perch to record weight-bearing load and a rotational perch to determine dexterity. Feces were collected to assay for occult blood. RESULTS-Parrots treated with meloxicam at 1.0 mg/kg had significantly better return to normal (baseline) weight bearing on the arthritic pelvic limb, compared with control parrots or parrots treated with meloxicam at 0.05, 0.1, and 0.5 mg/kg. All fecal samples collected from parrots following induction of arthritis and treatment with meloxicam had negative results for occult blood. CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE-Meloxicam administered at 1.0 mg/kg, IM, every 12 hours effectively relieved arthritic pain in parrots.

  1. Effect of meloxicam on pregnancy rate of recipient heifers following transfer of in vitro produced embryos.

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    Aguiar, T S; Araújo, C V; Tirloni, R R; Martins, L R

    2013-12-01

    The main objective of this study was to determine if administration of meloxicam, a cyclooxygenase (COX) two inhibitor, to heifers in which embryo transfer (ET) is more difficult and requires a greater manipulation of the tract, would be beneficial. Nulliparous recipient heifers were divided in two groups: CON (n = 102), in which animals received 10 ml of saline IM (the same volume of meloxicam) and MEL (n = 105) animals that were treated with meloxicam. According to the degree in passing the catheter, recipients from both groups were classified as Grade I, easy (meloxicam (10 ml).There was no difference in the pregnancy rates on Day 35 considering animals which presented Grade I cervix independently whether the treatment was performed or not (p = 0.22). There was a statistical difference in the pregnancy rates (p meloxicam had a positive influence on general pregnancy rate of treated heifers in comparison to non-treated heifers. It was also observed that pregnancy rate was not influenced by meloxicam administration in Grade I heifers. Treatment increased the pregnancy rate of Grade II heifers.

  2. Pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence of 2 meloxicam oral dosage formulations in healthy adult horses.

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    Vivancos, Melanie; Barker, Jessica; Engbers, Sarah; Fischer, Carrie; Frederick, Jami; Friedt, Heather; Rybicka, Joanna M; Stastny, Tereza; Banse, Heidi; Cribb, Alastair E

    2015-07-01

    Meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, is approved for use in horses in several countries, but an equine formulation is not available in North America. However, meloxicam is being used in an extra-label manner in horses in Canada. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to assess the bioequivalence of an approved oral meloxicam suspension (Metacam 15 mg/mL for horses; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmBH, Ingelheim, Germany) from the European Union with human meloxicam tablets (Meloxicam 15 mg tablets; TEVA Canada, Toronto, Ontario) compounded with molasses to improve palatability and administration. The geometric mean ratios (GMR test/reference) and the 90% confidence intervals of the pivotal pharmacokinetic parameters (area under the curve and maximum concentration) were within the defined limits of 80% to 125% generally accepted for products to be considered bioequivalent. Therefore, use of human meloxicam tablets compounded with molasses would be expected to produce a similar clinical response in horses as the approved oral product from the European Union.

  3. Expressão de metaloproteinases de matriz e PCNA em úlceras de córnea profundas, induzidas em coelhos, tratadas com plasma rico em plaquetas

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a influência do plasma rico (PRP e pobre (PPP em plaquetas na proliferação celular e expressão de metaloproteinases de matriz (MMPs, durante a reparação de úlceras corneais profundas. Foram utilizadas 45 coelhas, distribuídas em 3 grupos (G experimentais (n=15, designados como grupos PRP (GR, PPP (GP e Controle (GC, de acordo com o tratamento. Todos os animais foram submetidos à indução cirúrgica unilateral de úlcera corneal. No GR e GP, o sangue autólogo foi centrifugado, utilizando-se protocolo padronizado, e foram confeccionados os colírios de PRP e PPP, e instilados cinco vezes ao dia. No GC, foi utilizado colírio lubrificante. Cada grupo foi subdividido (n=5, segundo o momento final de avaliação, sendo 4 (M4, 7 (M7 e 30 dias (M30. As córneas dos animais foram processadas para avaliação morfológica e imuno-histoquímica para PCNA, MMP1, MMP2, MMP9, MT1-MMP e TIMP1. No M4, os níveis de MMP2 foram maiores no GP e GR, sendo que, no M7, esse comportamento foi observado apenas no GP. No M30, no GR, verificou-se maior número de células epiteliais e marcação para MMP1 que o GP. No GR, a proliferação celular foi maior no M4 que nos demais momentos, e a marcação para MMP2 foi maior no M4 que no M30. O PRP estimula a proliferação celular na fase inicial (M4 do tratamento quando comparado aos demais momentos, diferentemente dos demais tratamentos. O uso de colírios de plasma rico e pobre em plaquetas influencia a expressão de metaloproteinases de matriz envolvidas no processo de reparação corneal.

  4. The substituent effect from the perspective of local hyper-softness. An example applied on normeloxicam, meloxicam and 4-meloxicam: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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    Martínez-Araya, Jorge Ignacio; Glossman-Mitnik, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Normeloxicam, meloxicam and 4-meloxicam were analyzed from the perspective of the conceptual density functional theory perspective to determine the substituent effect exerted by the methyl group that is located at the thiazole ring. This analysis was performed in absence and presence of water. The position of the methyl group suggests that differences that have been experimentally reported in a previous paper can be mainly attributable to electronic effects exerted by the substituent aforementioned group. Finally, the use of total electronic densities is encouraged in future calculations instead of densities of frontier molecular orbitals to obtain more accurate results.

  5. Obtenção de austenita expandida (fase S): Nitretação por plasma em baixa temperatura x SHTPN - Parte 2

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    Corpos de prova de aço inoxidável austenítico ISO 5832-1 apresentando camada superficial rica em nitrogênio (fase S), obtidas pelos processos de nitretação por plasma em baixa temperatura e SHTPN (Solution Heat Treatment after Plasma Nitriding), caracterizadas em trabalho anterior, além de amostras na condição de fornecimento, ou seja, solubilizadas, e amostras nitretadas por plasma em 750 ºC por 3 horas foram testadas quanto à resistência a corrosão. A resistência a corrosão foi avaliada com...

  6. Acute physiological responses to castration-related pain in piglets: the effect of two local anesthetics with or without meloxicam.

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    Bonastre, C; Mitjana, O; Tejedor, M T; Calavia, M; Yuste, A G; Úbeda, J L; Falceto, M V

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    Methods to reduce castration-related pain in piglets are still issues of concern and interest for authorities and producers. Our objectives were to estimate the effectiveness of two protocols of local anesthesia (lidocaine and the combination of lidocaine+bupivacaine) as well as the use of meloxicam as a postoperative analgesic in alleviating castration-related pain, measured by acute physiological responses. Eight groups (15 piglets/group) were included in the study: (1) castration without anesthesia or analgesia, without meloxicam (TRAD WITHOUT), (2) castration without anesthesia or analgesia, but with meloxicam (TRAD WITH), (3) handling without meloxicam (SHAM WITHOUT), (4) handling with meloxicam (SHAM WITH), (5) castration after local anesthesia with lidocaine but without meloxicam (LIDO WITHOUT), (6) castration after local anesthesia with lidocaine and meloxicam (LIDO WITH), (7) castration after local anesthesia with lidocaine+bupivacaine without meloxicam (LIDO+BUPI WITHOUT), (8) castration after local anesthesia with lidocaine+bupivacaine and meloxicam (LIDO+BUPI WITH). Acute physiological responses measured included skin surface temperature and serum glucose and cortisol concentrations. On days 4 and 11 post-castration BW was recorded and average daily gain was calculated over this period. Furthermore, piglet mortality was recorded over the 11-day post-castration period. Administration of local anesthetic or meloxicam did not prevent the decrease in skin surface temperature associated with castration. Lidocaine reduced the increase in glucose concentration associated with castration. For castrated pigs, the joint use of lidocaine and meloxicam caused a significant decrease in cortisol concentration; the combination of intratesticular lidocaine and bupivacaine did not seem to be more effective than lidocaine alone. No effect of treatments on mortality and growth were detected.

  7. On the modeling of planetary plasma environments by a fully kinetic electromagnetic global model HYB-em

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available We have developed a fully kinetic electromagnetic model to study instabilities and waves in planetary plasma environments. In the particle-in-a-cell (PIC model both ions and electrons are modeled as particles. An important feature of the developed global kinetic model, called HYB-em, compared to other electromagnetic codes is that it is built up on an earlier quasi-neutral hybrid simulation platform called HYB and that it can be used in conjunction with earlier hybrid models. The HYB models have been used during the past ten years to study globally the flowing plasma interaction with various Solar System objects: Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Saturnian moon Titan and asteroids. The new stand-alone fully kinetic model enables us to (1 study the stability of various planetary plasma regions in three-dimensional space, (2 analyze the propagation of waves in a plasma environment derived from the other global HYB models. All particle processes in a multi-ion plasma which are implemented on the HYB platform (e.g. ion-neutral-collisions, chemical processes, particle loss and production processes are also automatically included in HYB-em model.

    In this brief report we study the developed approach by analyzing the propagation of high frequency electromagnetic waves in non-magnetized plasma in two cases: We study (1 expansion of a spherical wave generated from a point source and (2 propagation of a plane wave in plasma. The analysis shows that the HYB-em model is capable of describing these space plasma situations successfully. The analysis also suggests the potential of the developed model to study both high density-high magnetic field plasma environments, such as Mercury, and low density-low magnetic field plasma environments, such as Venus and Mars.

  8. Comparação entre dois protocolos para obtenção de plasma rico em plaquetas, em cães

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliaram-se dois protocolos para a produção de plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP com o sangue de 20 cães adultos. Foram coletados três frascos de sangue em que um deles foi usado para produção do PRP por meio do protocolo A - centrifugação única a 1200rpm/10min -, o outro para fabricação do PRP pelo protocolo B - primeira centrifugação a 1200rpm/10min e a segunda centrifugação a 1600rpm/10min - e o terceiro para realização da contagem plaquetária no sangue total, que serviu de parâmetro para os valores alcançados no PRP. O protocolo no qual foi possível alcançar maior concentração plaquetária foi testado em outros 20 cães para avaliar sua reprodutibilidade. Constatou-se que o protocolo B resultou em maior plaquetometria em 100% das amostras e concluiu-se ser ele eficiente para a produção do PRP em cães.

  9. 美洛昔康胶囊人体生物等效性的研究%Bioequivalence of Meloxicam capsule in healthy volunteers

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    黄玉友; 任小群; 宋林; 蒋学华; 何毅; 王凌

    2013-01-01

    目的 评价美洛昔康胶囊(受试制剂)和美洛昔康片(参比制剂)在健康人体的生物等效性.方法 采用HPLC-UV法,测定人血浆中美洛昔康的浓度,并进行方法学验证;采用随机交叉自身前后对照试验设计,20名受试者分别口服受试制剂和参比制剂15 mg后,测定美洛昔康的血药浓度,计算药动学参数,评价两制剂的生物等效性.结果 美洛昔康胶囊和美洛昔康片的t1/2分别为24.61±10.46、26.56±7.57 h,Cmax分别为2.45±0.33、2.49±0.37 μg· mL-1,Tmax分别为4.58±1.35、5.05 ±1.51 h;AUC0→1分别为76.57±17.71、84.12±19.91 μg·h·mL-1.美洛昔康胶囊的相对生物利用度为92.8%±17.7%.结论 两制剂在健康中国人体内具有生物等效性.%OBJECTIVE To study the bioequivalence of Meloxicam capsules (test preparation) and Meloxicam tablets (reference preparation) in Chinese healthy volunteers.METHODS An HPLC-UV assay method for determining the concentration of meloxicam in human plasma was developed and validated.This method was applied to a clinical pharmacokinetic study of meloxicam in 20 healthy subjects using a two-stage,cross over study design.The subjects sequentially received single oral doses of 15 mg of meloxicam (reference or test preparations).During each stage,multiple blood samples were collected and the drug plasma concentrations were measured.The pharmacokinetic parameters i.e.AUC,t1/2 were calculated and utilized to evaluate the bioequivalence between the two preparations.RESULTS The t1/2 for reference and test products were 26.56 ± 7.57 and 24.61 ± 10.46 h,respectively,while the Cmax were 2.49 ± 0.37,2.45 ± 0.33 μg· mL-1 for reference and test preparation,respectively.The Tmax for reference and test products were 5.05 ± 1.51,4.58 ± 1.35 h,respectively,while the A UC0→t were 84.12 ± 19.91,76.57 ± 17.71 μg·h· mL-1 for reference and test preparations,respectively.The relative bioavailability of Meloxicam Capsules is 92.8%

  10. Effect of repeated oral administration of levofloxacin, enrofloxacin, and meloxicam on antioxidant parameters and lipid peroxidation in rabbits.

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    Khan, Adil Mehraj; Rampal, Satyavan; Sood, Naresh Kumar

    2016-03-09

    The effect of 21 days of repeated oral administration of levofloxacin and enrofloxacin both alone and in combination with meloxicam, on the oxidative balance in blood was evaluated in rabbits. Rabbits were randomly allocated to six groups of four animals each. Control group was gavaged 5% dextrose and 2% benzyl alcohol. Three groups were exclusively gavaged meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg body weight o.d.), levofloxacin hemihydrate (10 mg/kg body weight b.i.d 12 h), and enrofloxacin (20 mg/kg body weight o.d.), respectively. Two other groups were co-gavaged meloxicam with levofloxacin hemihydrate and enrofloxacin, respectively. A reduction (p meloxicam both alone and in combination with levofloxacin, whereas an increase (p meloxicam-alone treated group and inhibited (p meloxicam co-treated group. The activity of catalase was non-significantly different between various groups. Enrofloxacin-treated groups had higher (p meloxicam both alone and in combination with levofloxacin (p meloxicam.

  11. 美洛昔康-Ce(Ⅳ)-β-环糊精荧光体系的研究及分析应用%Study on the fluorescence system of meloxicam-cerium ( Ⅳ ) -β-cyclodextrin and its application

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    马红燕; 罗娟娟; 杨猛; 梁金榜

    2011-01-01

    A novel and sensitive spectrofluorimetric method for the determination of meloxicam has been developed. The experiments indicated that meloxicam has little fluorescence signal by itself, but it could reduce cerium ( Ⅳ ) to cerium ( Ⅲ ). Cerium ( Ⅲ ) could emit characteristic fluorescence at λex = 260 nm and λem =362 nm in sulfuric acid medium. When/β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) was added into the system, the fluorescence intensity could be enhanced greatly. Based on this meloxicam-cerium ( Ⅳ )-β-CD fluorescence system, a new fluorescent method was established for the indirect determination of meloxicam. The experimental conditions that influenced the fluorescence intensity, such as: the reaction medium and pH, the concentration of cerium ( Ⅳ ),the influence of surfactants and β-CD, the concentration of β-cyclodextrin and stability, et al were investigated and optimized. Under optimal experimental conditions, the linear range was 8.0 × l0-10 ~3.2 × 10 -7g/mL, the detection limit was 3.5 × 10 -10g/mL, and the relative standard derivation was 2.0% ( n = 5, c = 4.0 × 10 -8g/mL). It has been used for the determination of meloxicam in tablets and human urines.%研究了美洛昔康-Ce(Ⅳ)-β-环糊精(β-CD)体系的荧光特性.实验发现,美洛昔康自身几乎没有荧光,但其能使Ce(Ⅳ)定量还原为Ce(Ⅲ),Ce(Ⅲ)能发射特征荧光,β-CD的加入对体系的荧光强度有增敏增稳作用,基于在λex=260nm和λem=362nm处测定Ce(Ⅲ)的荧光强度,提出了β-CD增敏间接荧光光谱法测定微量美洛昔康的新方法.方法线性范围为8.0×10(-10)~3.2×10(-7)g/mL,检出限为3.5×10(-10)g/mL,相对标准偏差为2.0%(n=5,c=4.0×10(-8)g/mL).方法用于片剂和尿样中美洛昔康的分析测定.

  12. A pharmacokinetic comparison of meloxicam and ketoprofen following oral administration to healthy dogs.

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    Montoya, L; Ambros, L; Kreil, V; Bonafine, R; Albarellos, G; Hallu, R; Soraci, A

    2004-07-01

    Ketoprofen (KTP) and meloxicam (MLX) are non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs used extensively in veterinary medicine. The pharmacokinetics of these drugs were studied in eight dogs following a single oral dose of 1 mg/kg of KTP as a racemate or 0.2 mg/kg of MLX. The concentrations of the drugs in plasma were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). There were differences between the disposition curves of the KTP enantiomers, confirming that the pharmacokinetics of KTP is enantioselective. (S)-(+)-KTP was the predominant enantiomer; the S:R ratio in the plasma increased from 2.58 +/- 0.38 at 15 min to 5.72 +/- 2.35 at 1 h. The area under the concentration time curve (AUC) of (S)-(+)-KTP was approximately 6 times greater than that of (R)-(-)-KTP. The mean (+/- SD) pharmacokinetic parameters for (S)-(+)-KTP were characterized as Tmax = 0.76 +/- 0.19 h, Cmax = 2.02 +/- 0.41 microg/ml, t1/2el = 1.65 +/- 0.48 h, AUC = 6.06 +/- 1.16 microg.h/ml, Vd/F = 0.39 +/- 0.07 L/kg, Cl/F = 170 +/- 39 ml/(kg.h). The mean (+/- SD) pharmacokinetic parameters of MLX were Tmax = 8.5 +/- 1.91 h, Cmax = 0.82 +/- 0.29 microg/ml, t1/2lambda(z) = 12.13 +/- 2.15 h, AUCinf = 15.41 +/- 1.24 microg.h/ml, Vd/F = 0.23 +/- 0.03 L/ kg, and Cl/F = 10 +/- 1.4 ml/(kg.h). Our results indicate significant pharmacokinetic differences between MLX and KTP after therapeutic doses.

  13. The protection of meloxicam against chronic aluminium overload-induced liver injury in rats.

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    Yang, Yang; He, Qin; Wang, Hong; Hu, Xinyue; Luo, Ying; Liang, Guojuan; Kuang, Shengnan; Mai, Shaoshan; Ma, Jie; Tian, Xiaoyan; Chen, Qi; Yang, Junqing

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    The present study was designed to observe the protective effect and mechanisms of meloxicam on liver injury caused by chronic aluminium exposure in rats. The histopathology was detected by hematoxylin-eosin staining. The levels of prostaglandin E2, cyclic adenosine monophosphate and inflammatory cytokines were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. The expressions of cyclooxygenases-2, prostaglandin E2 receptors and protein kinase A were measured by western blotting and immunohistochemistry. Our experimental results showed that aluminium overload significantly damaged the liver. Aluminium also significantly increased the expressions of cyclooxygenases-2, prostaglandin E2, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, protein kinase A and the prostaglandin E2 receptors (EP1,2,4) and the levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, while significantly decreased the EP3 expression in liver. The administration of meloxicam significantly improved the impairment of liver. The contents of prostaglandin E2 and cyclic adenosine monophosphate were significantly decreased by administration of meloxicam. The administration of meloxicam also significantly decreased the expressions of cyclooxygenases-2 and protein kinase A and the levels of inflammation and oxidative stress, while significantly increased the EP1,2,3,4 expressions in rat liver. Our results suggested that the imbalance of cyclooxygenases-2 and downstream prostaglandin E2 signaling pathway is involved in the injury of chronic aluminium-overload rat liver. The protective mechanism of meloxicam on aluminium-overload liver injury is attributed to reconstruct the balance of cyclooxygenases-2 and downstream prostaglandin E2 signaling pathway.

  14. Pain behaviour after castration of piglets; effect of pain relief with lidocaine and/or meloxicam.

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    Kluivers-Poodt, M; Zonderland, J J; Verbraak, J; Lambooij, E; Hellebrekers, L J

    2013-07-01

    Behavioural responses and the effect of lidocaine and meloxicam on behaviour of piglets after castration were studied. A total of 144 piglets of 2 to 5 days of age were allocated to one of six treatments: castration (CAST), castration with lidocaine (LIDO), castration with meloxicam (MELO), castration with lidocaine and meloxicam (L + M), handling (SHAM) and no handling (NONE). Behaviour was observed for 5 days after the procedure, growth until weaning was recorded and characteristics of the castration wound noted. MELO piglets showed significantly (P wagging, lasting for 3 days. This increase was not seen in L + M piglets. The occurrence of several behaviours changed with age, independent of treatment. A treatment effect on growth was not found. Wound healing was rapid in all treatments, but thickening of the heal was observed in several piglets, suggesting perturbation in the cicatrization process. Our study showed a pain-relieving effect of meloxicam after castration. Local anaesthesia resulted in piglets performing more tail wagging during the first few days after castration, which was prevented by administering meloxicam in combination with local anaesthesia.

  15. Prospects for using meloxicam in old-age group patients with rheumatic diseases

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    O N Egorova

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are commonly used in complex therapy for pain syndrome in rheumatology. The paper describes the pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for the development of chronic and acute pain. It details the action of cyclooxygenase types 1 and 2 (COG 1 and COG 2, shows the key role of COG 2 in pain induction and transmission. The data of clinical trials of meloxicam that inhibits mainly COG 2 are given. The drug is highly effective in treating rheumatic diseases, particularly in old-age group patients with osteoporosis. The combined use of different meloxicam formulations makes it possible to choose adequate, maximally individualized treatment and to relieve the pain syndrome in the shortest possible time. Among NSAIDs, meloxicam shows an optimum efficacy-safety ratio.

  16. The effect of timing of oral meloxicam administration on physiological responses in calves after cautery dehorning with local anesthesia.

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    Allen, K A; Coetzee, J F; Edwards-Callaway, L N; Glynn, H; Dockweiler, J; KuKanich, B; Lin, H; Wang, C; Fraccaro, E; Jones, M; Bergamasco, L

    2013-08-01

    Dehorning is a painful husbandry procedure that is commonly performed in dairy calves. Parenteral meloxicam combined with local anesthesia mitigates the physiological and behavioral effects of dehorning in calves. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of timing of oral meloxicam administration on physiological responses in calves after dehorning. Thirty Holstein bull calves, 8 to 10 wk of age (28-70 kg), were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups: placebo-treated control group (n=10), calves receiving meloxicam administered orally (1 mg/kg) in powdered milk replacer 12h before cautery dehorning (MEL-PRE; n=10), and calves receiving meloxicam administered as an oral bolus (1 mg/kg) at the time of dehorning (MEL-POST; n=10). Following cautery dehorning, blood samples were collected to measure cortisol, substance P (SP), haptoglobin, ex vivo prostaglandin E2 (PgE2) production after lipopolysaccharide stimulation and meloxicam concentrations. Maximum ocular temperature and mechanical nociceptive threshold (MNT) were also assessed. Data were analyzed using noncompartmental pharmacokinetic analysis and repeated measures ANOVA models. Mean peak meloxicam concentrations were 3.61±0 0.21 and 3.27±0.14 μg/mL with average elimination half-lives of 38.62±5.87 and 35.81±6.26 h for MEL-PRE and MEL-POST, respectively. Serum cortisol concentrations were lower in meloxicam-treated calves compared with control calves at 4 h postdehorning. Substance P concentrations were significantly higher in control calves compared with meloxicam-treated calves at 120 h after dehorning. Prostaglandin E2 concentrations were lower in meloxicam-treated calves compared with control calves. Mechanical nociceptive threshold was higher in control calves at 1h after dehorning, but meloxicam-treated calves tended to have a higher MNT at 6h after dehorning. No effect of timing of meloxicam administration on serum cortisol concentrations, SP concentrations, haptoglobin

  17. Spectrophotometric Method for Determination of Meloxicam in Pharmaceutical Formulations Using Nbromosuccinimide as an Oxidant

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    Shlear H. Hasan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A simple, rapid and sensitive spectrophotometric method has been developed for the determination of meloxicam (MX in pure form and in its pharmaceutical preparations. The proposed method involve the addition of a measured excess of N-bromosuccinimide (NBS in acid medium followed by determination of unreacted NBS by reacting with indigo carmine (IC and measuring the absorbance at 610 nm. The optimum reaction conditions and other analytical parameters have been evaluated. Linearity was observed from 0.2-50 μg/ml meloxicam. Statistical analysis of the results and comparison with results by the British Pharmacopoeia method are also reported.

  18. Nanostructured lipid carriers based nanogel for meloxicam delivery: mechanistic, in-vivo and stability evaluation.

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    Khurana, S; Jain, N K; Bedi, P M S

    2015-01-01

    Our investigation was aimed to investigate the potential suitability of meloxicam-loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (MLX-NLC) gel for topical application. MLX-NLC gel was prepared and in vivo skin penetration ability of the NLC gel was evaluated using confocal laser scanning microscopy. We studied the effect of MLX-NLC gel on the changes in lipid profile of skin to get an insight into its skin penetration enhancement mechanism. Acetic acid induced writhing test was performed to evaluate the analgesic effect. Drug concentration-time profile of MLX in rat plasma and skin after topical and oral treatment with MLX-NLC gel and oral MLX-solution, respectively, was observed. MLX-NLC gel was subjected to primary skin irritation test, sub-acute dermal toxicity study. Storage stability of MLX-NLC gel was also assessed for 90 days. NLC gel was effective in permeating Rhodamine 123 to deeper layers of rat skin. Changes in skin lipid prolife were observed in the rat skin on treatment with MLX-NLC gel and the results supported skin lipid extraction as a possible penetration enhancement mechanism. MLX-NLC gel demonstrated sustained pain inhibitory effect. Pharmacokinetics study established that topical application of MLX-NLC gel had the potential to avoid systemic uptake and hence the risk of systemic adverse effects. MLX-NLC gel demonstrated good skin tolerability and biosafety. Excellent physical stability of nanogel was observed at 4 ± 2 °C. The study revealed that NLC gel is a promising carrier system for the topical application of MLX without side effects.

  19. Antifibrotic effect of meloxicam in rat liver: role of nuclear factor kappa B, proinflammatory cytokines, and oxidative stress.

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    Hassan, Memy H; Ghobara, Mohamed M

    2016-09-01

    This study was aimed at investigating the antifibrotic effect of meloxicam in CCl4-induced liver fibrosis and elucidating its underlying mechanism. Forty male rats were equally randomized for 8-week treatment with corn oil (negative control), CCl4 (to induce liver fibrosis), and/or meloxicam. Meloxicam effectively ameliorated the CCl4-induced alterations in liver histology, liver weight to body weight ratio, liver functions, and serum markers for liver fibrosis (hyaluronic acid, laminin, and PCIII). Meloxicam significantly abrogated CCl4-induced elevation of messenger RNA (mRNA) expressions for collagen I and alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and hepatic contents of hydroxyproline, transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteases (TIMP-1). Meloxicam mitigated CCl4-induced elevation in hepatic levels of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), total nitric oxide (NO), interleukin-l beta (IL 1β), and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Meloxicam modulated CCl4-induced disturbance of liver cytochrome P450 subfamily 2E1 (CYP2E1) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST). The attenuation of meloxicam to liver fibrosis was associated with suppression of oxidative stress via reduction of lipid peroxides along with induction of reduced glutathione content and enhancement of superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and catalase activities. This study provides an evidence for antifibrotic effect of meloxicam against CCl4-induced liver fibrosis in rat. The antifibrotic mechanism of meloxicam could be through decreasing NF-κB level and subsequent proinflammatory cytokine production (TNF-α, NO, IL-1 beta, and PGE2) and, hence, collagen deposition through inhibition of TIMP-1 and TGF-β. Abrogation of oxidative stress and modulation of liver-metabolizing enzymes (CYP2E1 and GST) were also involved.

  20. Oral and nasal administration of chicken type Ⅱ collagen suppresses adjuvant arthritis in rats with intestinal lesions induced by meloxicam

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    Yong-Qiu Zheng; Wei Wei; Yu-Xian Shen; Min Dai; Li-Hua Liu

    2004-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the curative effects of oral and nasal administration of chicken type Ⅱ collagen (CⅡ) on adjuvant arthritis (AA) in rats with meloxicam-induced intestinal lesions.METHODS: AA model in Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with or without intestinal lesions induced by meloxicam was established and those rats were divided randomly into six groups which included AA model, AA model+meloxicam,AA model+oral CⅡ, AA model+nasal CⅡ, AA model+meloxicam+oral CⅡ and AA model+meloxicam+nasal CⅡ (n = 12). Rats was treated with meloxicam intragastrically for 7 d from d 14 after immunization with complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA), and then treated with chicken CⅡ intragastrically or nasally for 7 d. Histological changes of right hind knees were examined. Hind paw secondary swelling and intestinal lesions were evaluated. Synoviocyte proliferation was measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H tetrazolium bromide (MTT)method. Activities of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and diamine oxidase (DAO) from supernatants of intestinal homogenates were assayed by spectrophotometric analysis.RESULTS: Intragastrical administration of meloxicam (1.5 mg/kg) induced multiple intestinal lesions in AA rats.There was a significant decrease of intestinal DAO activities in AA+meloxicam group (P<0.01) and AA model group (P<0.01) compared with normal group. DAO activities of intestinal homogenates in AA+meloxicam group were significantly less than those in AA rats (P<0.01). There was a significant increase of intestinal MPO activities in AA+meloxicam group compared with normal control (P<0.01). Oral or nasal administration of CⅡ (20 μg/kg)could suppress the secondary hind paw swelling(P<0.05for oral CⅡ; P<0.01 for nasal CⅡ), synoviocyte proliferation (P<0.01) and histopathological degradation in AA rats, but they had no significant effects on DAO and MPO changes.However, oral administration of CⅡ (20 μg/kg) showed the limited efficacy on arthritis

  1. 77 FR 76862 - New Animal Drugs; Enrofloxacin; Melengestrol; Meloxicam; Pradofloxacin; Tylosin

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    ...; Enrofloxacin; Melengestrol; Meloxicam; Pradofloxacin; Tylosin AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION... Nikolay (tylosin generic copy of NADA Haitov St., 1113 phosphate) and 138-870. Sophia, Bulgaria. RUMENSIN.... 000986 and tylosin provided by Nos. 000986 and 016592 in Sec. 510.600(c) of this chapter.''; and in the...

  2. Subarachnoid meloxicam does not inhibit the mechanical hypernociception on carrageenan test in rats

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    Lanucha Fidelis da Luz Moura

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the antinociceptive effects of subarachnoid meloxicam on the mechanical hypernociception induced by carrageenan in rats. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial. Eighteen adult male Wistar rats underwent a cannula implantation into the subarachnoid space and were randomly divided into two groups: Group I received saline solution 5 µL, while Group II received meloxicam 30 mg. The mechanical hypernociception was induced by intraplantar injection of carrageenan and evaluated using a digital analgesy meter every 30 min during a 4-h period. The results were recorded as the Δ withdrawal threshold (in g, calculated by subtracting the measurement value after treatment from baseline. RESULTS: The Δ withdrawal threshold mean values were lower in the group of patients treated with meloxicam over all time points between 45 and 165 min, however, there was no statistical significance (p = 0.835 for this difference. CONCLUSION: Subarachnoid meloxicam at a dose of 30 µg animal-1 did not suppress the mechanical hypernociception in a model of inflammatory pain induced by intraplantar administration of carrageenan in rats. The data suggest that other dosages should be investigated the drug effect is discarded.

  3. Effect of meloxicam on gain and inflammatory response of calves castrated by banding post-weaning

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    Castration may detrimentally affect the health and performance of weaned calves, and painful procedures are increasingly becoming a public concern. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of castration (by banding) with or without administration of meloxicam, a non-steroid anti-infl...

  4. DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF PECTIN BASED MATRIX FOR TRANSDERMAL PATCHES OF MELOXICAM

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    PALLAVI SRIVASTAVA, G.T.KULKARNI, MANISH KUMAR, SHARAD VISHT

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    Full Text Available Transdermal drug delivery system was developedusing meloxicam as a model drug. Meloxicam is anon steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID drug.The suitability of drug with respect to solubility,lower molecular weight and short half life makesthis drug as a suitable candidate for administrationby transdermal route. The polymer selected for thestudy is pectin. The polymer is non-toxic andbiodegradable in nature. In the presentinvestigation various concentration ratios ofpolymer were used for the fabrication of the matrixdiffusion controlled transdermal drug deliverysystem by solvent evaporation technique. Thesetransdermal drug delivery systems werecharacterized for their thickness, weight variation,folding endurance, swelling index, contentuniformity, compatibility, in-vitro release and skinirritation studies of the drug from the polymericmatrix. Meloxicam was found to be compatiblewith pectin as revealed by Fourier TransformInfrared Spectroscopy (FTIR studies and showedsatisfactory physiochemical characteristics. In-vitrorelease studies were carried out with modifiedFranz diffusion cell using pH 7.4 phosphate bufferas receptor medium and it showed controlledrelease of drug. Thus the prepared transdermalfilms can be used to achieve controlled release andimproved bioavailability of meloxicam.

  5. Spectrophotometric micro determination of silver(I using meloxicam as a new analytical reagent

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    Reem Kamal Shah

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available A new chromogenic reagent, meloxicam was used for highly sensitive, selective and rapid method for the determination of silver based on the rapid reaction of silver(I with meloxicam. In the presence acetate buffer solution of pH 4.6 and Triton X-100 as an optimum medium, meloxicam reacts with silver to form a yellow complex of molar ratio 1:1 (silver to meloxicam. The molar absorptivity of the formed complex was calculated to be 1.124 x 104 L mol-1 cm-1 at 412 nm. Beer’s law is obeyed in the range of 1.0-15.0 µg mL-1. The relative standard deviation for six replicate samples of 7.0 µg mL-1 was 1.33%. The limits of detection and quantification were also calculated. Finally the repeatability, accuracy and the effect of interfering ions on the determination of silver ion were evaluated. The method was applied successfully for determination silver in some water samples.

  6. Enhanced anti-inflammatory activity of carbopol loaded meloxicam nanoethosomes gel.

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    Ahad, Abdul; Raish, Mohammad; Al-Mohizea, Abdullah M; Al-Jenoobi, Fahad I; Alam, Mohd Aftab

    2014-06-01

    The aim of the current investigation is to develop nanoethosomes for transdermal meloxicam delivery. The ethosomes were prepared by varying the variables such as concentrations of phospholipids 90G, ethanol, and sonication time while entrapment efficiency, vesicle size and transdermal flux were the chosen responses. Results indicate that the nanoethosomes of meloxicam provides lesser vesicles size, better entrapment efficiency and improved flux for transdermal delivery as compared to rigid liposomes. The optimized formulation (MCEF-OPT) obtained was further evaluated for an in vivo anti-inflammatory activity in rats. Optimized nanoethosomal formulation with vesicles size of 142.3nm showed 78.25% entrapment efficiency and achieved transdermal flux of 10.42μg/cm(2)/h. Nanoethosomes proved to be significantly superior in terms of, amount of drug permeated into the skin, with an enhancement ratio of 3.77 when compared to rigid liposomes. In vivo pharmacodynamic study of carbopol(®) loaded nanoethosomal gel showed significant higher percent inhibition of rat paw edema compared with oral administration of meloxicam. Our results suggest that nanoethosomes are an efficient carrier for transdermal delivery of meloxicam.

  7. Prospects for using injectable meloxicam (Amelotex® in patients with osteoarthrosis

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    M S Eliseyev

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents data on the prospects for clinical use of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Amelotex® (meloxicam in patients with osteoarthrosis. It also gives the results of a study showing a good efficacy and tolerability of Amelotex® in patients with gonarthrosis.

  8. Addition of meloxicam to the treatment of clinical mastitis improves subsequent reproductive performance.

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    McDougall, S; Abbeloos, E; Piepers, S; Rao, A S; Astiz, S; van Werven, T; Statham, J; Pérez-Villalobos, N

    2016-03-01

    A blinded, negative controlled, randomized intervention study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that addition of meloxicam, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, to antimicrobial treatment of mild to moderate clinical mastitis would improve fertility and reduce the risk of removal from the herd. Cows (n=509) from 61 herds in 8 regions (sites) in 6 European countries were enrolled. Following herd-owner diagnosis of mild to moderate clinical mastitis within the first 120 d of lactation in a single gland, the rectal temperature, milk appearance, and California Mastitis Test score were assessed. Cows were randomly assigned within each site to be treated either with meloxicam or a placebo (control). All cows were additionally treated with 1 to 4 intramammary infusions of cephalexin and kanamycin at 24-h intervals. Prior to treatment and at 14 and 21 d posttreatment, milk samples were collected for bacteriology and somatic cell count. Cows were bred by artificial insemination and pregnancy status was subsequently defined. General estimating equations were used to determine the effect of treatment (meloxicam versus control) on bacteriological cure, somatic cell count, the probability of being inseminated by 21 d after the voluntary waiting period, the probability of conception to first artificial insemination, the number of artificial insemination/conception, the probability of pregnancy by 120 or 200 d postcalving, and the risk of removal by 300 d after treatment. Cox's proportional hazards models were used to test the effect of treatment on the calving to first insemination and calving to conception intervals. Groups did not differ in terms of age, clot score, California Mastitis Test score, rectal temperature, number of antimicrobial treatments given or bacteria present at the time of enrollment, but cows treated with meloxicam had greater days in milk at enrollment. Cows treated with meloxicam had a higher bacteriological cure proportion than those treated with

  9. Espectrofotometria de proteínas totais em plasma de sangue bovino por análise em fluxo Spectrophotometry of total protein in bovine blood plasma by flow analysis

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    Gilmara Caseri de Luca

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available A concentração de proteína total em plasma é um parâmetro utilizado no controle da saúde e nutrição animal, sendo que a faixa de concentração considerada normal para animais em bom desenvolvimento situa-se entre 60 e 85 g L -1. Os métodos analíticos propostos para esta determinação geralmente apresentam como limitação a excessiva manipulação das amostras. Este trabalho descreve o desenvolvimento de um procedimento de análises em fluxo para a determinação de proteína total em plasma de sangue bovino, empregando o método do Biureto. O sistema em fluxo, constituído por um injetor comutador automático e uma válvula solenóide de três vias controlados por um microcomputador, foi projetado visando permitir diluição em linha das amostras. Um fator de diluição era estimado procedendo-se a diluição em linha de uma solução com concentração conhecida de albumina e este fator era empregado para o cálculo final das concentrações das amostras após diluição em linha. As soluções das amostras eram inseridas através da válvula solenóide, a qual permitia precisas diluições, diminuindo operações manuais. A faixa analítica estabelecida foi entre 2,5 e 20,0 g L-1, e considerando a diluição gerada, amostras de plasma bovino contendo entre 12,5 e 100,0 g L-1 de proteína total puderam ser analisadas. O procedimento apresentou desvio padrão relativo de 2,8 %, e a freqüência analítica alcançada foi de 76 determinações por hora. Os resultados foram comparados com o método tradicional de análises (Biureto e não foram observadas diferenças estatisticamente significativas a 95%.Total protein concentration in plasma samples is normally used as a parameter to control animal health and nutritional conditions. Normal concentration levels are in the range of 60 to 85 g L-1 total protein for animals of good development. The methods proposed for its determination generally present as a disadvantage an excessive

  10. Enhanced dissolution of meloxicam from orodispersible tablets prepared by different methods

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    Ahmed Abd Elbary

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was formulation, development and evaluation of meloxicam orodispersible tablets. ODTs were prepared by two methods including sublimation technique where different subliming agents like camphor, menthol and thymol were used with Ac-Di-Sol as a superdisintegrant. Each subliming agent was used in three different concentrations (5, 10 and 15% w/w. Tablets were first prepared and later exposed to vacuum. Meloxicam ODTs were also prepared by freeze-drying an aqueous dispersion of meloxicam containing a matrix former, a sugar alcohol, and a collapse protectant. In addition, different disintegration accelerators were tested (each in 1% w/v including PVP K25, PVP K90, PEG 6000, PEG 4000, PEG 400, tween 80 and tween 20. The prepared ODTs from two methods were evaluated for weight variation, thickness, drug content, friability, hardness, wetting time, in vitro disintegration time and in vitro dissolution study. The best formulation was subjected to stability testing for 3 months at temperatures 40 °C and 75% relative humidity and at 60 °C. All formulations showed disintegration time ranging from 1 to 46 s. All the prepared formulae complied with the pharmacopoeial requirements of the drug contents. T17 gave the best in vitro disintegration and dissolution results. ODT formula T17 has shown no appreciable changes with respect to physical characters, meloxicam content and dissolution profiles when stored at elevated temperatures. In conclusion the results of this work suggest that orodispersible tablets of meloxicam with rapid disintegration time, fast drug release and good hardness can be efficiently and successfully formulated by employing freeze drying and sublimation methods.

  11. Multicenter randomized prospective clinical evaluation of meloxicam administered via transmucosal oral spray in client-owned dogs.

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    Cozzi, E M; Spensley, M S

    2013-12-01

    The clinical safety and efficacy of a transmucosal oral spray (TMOS) formulation of meloxicam was evaluated for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. A total of 280 client-owned dogs were enrolled at fourteen veterinary clinics: there were 187 dogs in the meloxicam TMOS group and 93 in the placebo control group. Dogs received placebo or treatment spray once daily for twenty-eight days. Improvement in signs of osteoarthritis was measured using client-specific outcome measures (CSOM) made at days 14 and 28 and veterinary assessments of lameness and pain on palpation made at day 28. A significantly higher number of dogs in the meloxicam TMOS group were treatment successes at 28 days (72.6%) compared with the placebo group (46.9%), based on CSOM scores. Total CSOM scores were significantly lower in the meloxicam TMOS-treated group compared with the placebo group at both 14 and 28 days. Differences between treatment groups were not observed in veterinary assessments. Gastrointestinal effects of meloxicam were observed in some animals. Meloxicam TMOS was found to be safe and effective in dogs for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

  12. A pilot human pharmacokinetic study and influence of formulation factors on orodispersible tablet incorporating meloxicam solid dispersion using factorial design.

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    Aboelwafa, Ahmed A; Fahmy, Rania H

    2012-01-01

    Meloxicam (MLX) suffers from poor aqueous solubility leading to slow absorption following oral administration; hence, immediate release MLX tablet is unsuitable in the treatment of acute pain. This study aims to overcome such a drawback by increasing MLX solubility and dissolution using PEG solid dispersion (SD), then, to investigate the feasibility of incorporating the SD into orodispersible tablets (ODTs). A 2(3) full factorial design was employed to investigate the influence of three formulation variables on MLX ODTs. The selected factors: camphor (X(1)) as pore-forming material, and croscarmellose sodium (X(2)) as superdisintegrant, showed significant positive influence, while PEG content (X(3)) was proved to negatively affect both disintegration and wetting times. In addition, isomalt increased disintegration and wetting times when compared to mannitol as diluents. The pharmacokinetic assessment of the optimum ODT formulation in healthy human subjects proved that the faster MLX dissolution by using PEG solid dispersion at pH 6.8 resulted in more rapid absorption of MLX. The rate of absorption of MLX from ODT was significantly faster (p = 0.030) with a significantly higher peak plasma concentration (P = 0.037) when compared to the marketed immediate release MLX tablet with a mean oral disintegration time of 17 ± 3 s.

  13. Characterization of osteoarthritis in cats and meloxicam efficacy using objective chronic pain evaluation tools.

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    Guillot, M; Moreau, M; Heit, M; Martel-Pelletier, J; Pelletier, J-P; Troncy, E

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    This study aimed to characterize osteoarthritis (OA)-related chronic pain and disability in experimental cats with naturally occurring OA. Peak vertical ground reaction force (PVF), accelerometer-based motor activity (MA) and the von Frey anesthesiometer-induced paw withdrawal threshold were used to define OA and to test the efficacy of meloxicam. A diagnosis of OA was based on radiographic and orthopedic examinations. Cats with OA (n=39) and classified as non-OA (n=6) were used to assess the reliability and sensitivity of the parameters to assess OA over 3weeks while being administered placebo medication. A randomised parallel design study was then used to investigate the effects on OA of daily oral meloxicam treatment for 4weeks at different dose rates (0.025mg/kg, n=10mg/kg; 0.04mg/kg, n=10; 0.05mg/kg, n=9), compared to cats administered a placebo (n=10). The test-retest repeatability for each tool was good (intra-class correlation coefficient ⩾0.6). The PVF and the von Frey anesthesiometer-induced paw withdrawal threshold discriminated OA (PMeloxicam did not add to the PVF improvement observed in placebo-treated cats during the treatment period (adj-P⩽0.01). The 0.025 and the 0.05mg/kg meloxicam-treated cats experienced a higher night-time (17:00-06:58h) MA intensity during the treatment period compared to the placebo period (adj-P=0.04, and 0.02, respectively) and this effect was not observed in the placebo group. The high allodynia rate observed in the 0.04mg/kg meloxicam-treated group may explain the lower responsiveness to the drug. The von Frey anesthesiometer-induced paw withdrawal threshold demonstrated no responsiveness to meloxicam. The results from this study indicated that daily oral meloxicam administration for 4weeks provided pain relief according to night-time MA.

  14. Salame elaborado com Lactobacillus plantarum fermentado em meio de cultura de plasma suíno Salami sausage prepared with Lactobacillus plantarum fermented in porcine plasma culture medium

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    Paulo Cezar Bastianello Campagnol

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo produzir uma cultura starter com uma cepa de Lactobacillus plantarum em um meio de cultura com plasma suíno e verificar a viabilidade de sua aplicação em salame. O meio de cultura foi preparado com plasma suíno e água destilada (1:1, pH 11,0. Após a esterilização, 300 mL foram adicionados de 400 mL de uma solução estéril de glicose e difosfato de potássio. A cepa de Lb. plantarum foi semeada no meio de cultura e submetida à fermentação em pH 7,0, durante 36 horas (100 rpm, 37 ± 0,1 °C. Ao alcançar a fase estacionária, a cultura foi centrifugada e ressuspendida em leite desnatado estéril, liofilizada e aplicada em salame. A influência do inóculo foi avaliada nas características microbiológicas, físico-químicas e sensoriais de salames. Os resultados encontrados foram comparados com tratamentos sem adição de cultura starter e com uma cultura comercial. O microrganismo Lb. plantarum teve um crescimento máximo de 9,82 Log UFC.mL-1, após 30 horas de fermentação. Os salames elaborados com a cultura starter produzida apresentaram uma queda de pH significativamente maior, e menor valor de atividade de água que os demais tratamentos. O microrganismo Lb. plantarum melhorou significativamente o sabor dos salames.The purpose of this work was to produce a starter culture with a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum in a porcine plasma culture medium and ascertain the viability of applying it in salami sausage. The culture medium was prepared with porcine plasma and distilled water (1:1, pH 11.0. After sterilization, 300 mL were added of 400 mL of a sterile solution of glucose and potassium diphosphate. The Lb. plantarum strain was inoculated into the culture medium and subjected to fermentation at pH 7.0 for 36 hours (100 rpm, 37 ± 0.1 °C. When the stationary phase was reached, the culture was centrifuged and resuspensed in sterile skimmed milk, lyophilized and applied to salami. An evaluation was

  15. Effects of tomato juices (<em>Lycopersicum esculentum Millem>) consumption on plasma lycopene levels of male light smokers

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    Ida Gunawan; Sri S. Sudardjat; Septelia I. Wanandi

    2004-01-01

    The study was an experimental study with pre- and post-test design, to evaluate the effects of tomato juices (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) consumption on plasma lycopene level. Blood sample of 27 subjects with average age of 34.70 ± 5.74 years old, moderate education level (85.2%), experienced direct contact with working environmental pollutant (40.74%) and smoked kretek cigarettes (77.78%) were given treatment with 350 gram/day of tomato juices (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) which had been ...

  16. Comparative enhancing effects of electret with chemical enhancers on transdermal delivery of meloxicam in vitro

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    Cui, L L; Hou, X M; Li, G D [Department of Inorganic Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200433 (China); Jiang, J; Liang, Y Y; Xin, X [Department of Physics and Mathematics, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200433 (China)], E-mail: cuilili39@hotmail.com, E-mail: JJiang0827@hotmail.com

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    Electret offers enhancing effect in transdermal drug delivery for altering of the arrangement of lipid molecules in the stratum corneum, forming many transient permeable apertures and enhancing the transdermal drug delivery. In this paper, meloxicam patch formulations were developed to make the comparative study of transdermal drug delivery between electret and chemical enhancers. Patches were made into control, electret, chemical enhancer and electret with chemical enhancer ones, according to the preparation procedure. The electret combined with chemical enhancer patch was designed to probe the incorporation between electret and chemical enhancer in transdermal drug delivery. The meloxicam release from the patch was found to increase in order of blank, chemical enhancer, electret and electret with chemical enhancer patch, in general.

  17. Adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado e taxa de prenhez de ovelhas inseminadas em tempo fixo

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    O.R. Prado; G.M. Bastos; A.L.G. Monteiro; B.B. Saab; S. Gilaverte; C.C. Pierobom; F. Hentz; L.H.S. Martins; C.J.A. Silva; G.S. Dranca; T.S.S. Stivari; G. Cerqueira

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    Avaliou-se o efeito da adição de plasma seminal ovino ao sêmen descongelado sobre a taxa de prenhez de ovelhas em rebanho comercial. Cento e setenta e quatro ovelhas cruza Texel foram distribuídas em quatro tratamentos: T1) inseminação artificial cervical (IAC) com sêmen descongelado (SD) diluído em solução tampão fosfato salino (PBS); T2) IAC com SD e adição de plasma seminal ovino; T3) grupo-controle I: IAC com sêmen fresco diluído em PBS; T4) grupo-controle II: inseminação artificial por l...

  18. Determination of indinavir in human plasma and its use in pharmacokinetic study Determinação de indinavir em plasma humano e sua aplicação em estudo farmacocinético

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    Talita Mota Gonçalves

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available We report the development and validation of a new sensitive, accurate and precise HPLC method with ultraviolet detection for the determination of indinavir sulfate (IND in human plasma and its application to a bioequivalence study of a new generic formulation. The extraction of IND from plasma samples was achieved by using liquid-liquid extraction with a mean recovery of 73.9%. The lower limit of quantification was 0.05 µg/mL. Bioequivalence between the products was determined by calculating 90% confidence intervals (CI for the ratio of Cmax, AUC0-t and AUC0-inf values for the test and reference products, within the 0.80-1.25 interval proposed by ANVISA and FDA. Therefore the medications are bioequivalent and inter-exchangeable.Foi desenvolvido e validado um novo método, sensível, exato e preciso por Cromatografia a Líquido de Alta Eficiência com detecção em UV para a determinação do sulfato de indinavir (IND em plasma humano. O fármaco foi extraído do plasma através de extração líquido-líquido obtendo recuperação média de 73.9%, com limite inferior de quantificação de 0.05 µg/mL. O método foi aplicado em estudo de farmacocinética para verificar a bioequivalência entre um novo medicamento genérico e seu produto de referência. A bioequivalência entre os produtos foi determinada calculando-se um intervalo de confiança (IC de 90% para a razão das médias do produto teste e referência compreendidas entre o intervalo de 0.80-1.25 proposto pela ANVISA e O FDA. Os produtos estudados são bioequivalentes e, portanto, intercambiáveis.

  19. Use of meloxicam (Amelotex® in patients with chronic gout to prevent

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    M S Eliseyev

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of a trial of the efficacy and safety of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug Amelotex® (meloxicam used to prevent episodes of arthritis in patients with gout during initiation of allopurinol therapy. The study has demonstrated that one-month therapy with Amelotex® can minimize the risk of arthritis exacerbations when allopurinol is used. Amelotex® shows a good tolerability and causes the low rates of side effects

  20. Meloxicam in rheumatology practice: The history of its use in the therapy of pain

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    L. I. Alekseeva

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are widely used to treat pain syndrome in acute and chronic diseases of various genesis, which are accompanied by pain and inflammation. However, the use of NSAIDs is partially limited by their adverse reactions (ARs, so great attention has been recently given to the safety of NSAIDs and to the elaboration of guidelines for their administration. Therapy with NSAIDs requires that a physician should be aware of not only the mechanism of their action, but also the possible ARs, as well as their risk factors and ways of correction. It is emphasized that NSAIDs should be prescribed in terms of the possible risk of complications in different organs and tissues. The review considers the gastrointestinal, renal, and cardiac safety of NSAIDs, such as the extensively used drug meloxicam in particular. Meloxicam is as effective as nonselective NSAIDs, but due to the primary inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2, it has also a better safety profile: when it is used, there are rare gastrointestinal complications and a low cardiovascular risk that is chiefly represented by a vascular component, which makes possible to use it with caution in patients at cardiovascular risk. The results of numerous investigations show that meloxicam has a good efficacy/safety ratio and noticeable analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, which makes it the drug of choice for the treatment of a wide range of rheumatic diseases and acute and chronic diseases of the joint and spinal column. It is pointed out that there is a need for further clinical trials of the safety of meloxicam to specify individual mechanisms of its cardiotoxicity.

  1. Preparation and evaluation of solid lipid nanoparticles based nanogel for dermal delivery of meloxicam.

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    Khurana, S; Bedi, P M S; Jain, N K

    2013-01-01

    The aim of the current investigation was to prepare and investigate the potential of solid lipid nanoparticles based gel (SLN-gel) for the dermal delivery of meloxicam (MLX). The meloxicam loaded SLN (MLX-SLN) gel was developed and characterized by means of photon correlation spectroscopy, rheometry, and differential scanning calorimetry to determine the physicochemical properties. The behavior of SLN gel on rat skin was evaluated in vitro using Franz diffusion cells to determine the skin permeation and penetration characteristics, in vivo on mice to determine the skin tolerance by histopathological examinations. The anti-inflammatory potential of SLN gel was assessed by carrageenan induced rat paw edema test. Biophysical studies including differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were undertaken to study the interaction between the SLN gel and skin. MLX-SLN gel with nanometric particle size exhibited the controlled release abilities and simultaneously the potential to transport the drug to various skin layers. SLN gel displayed viscoelastic properties with predominantly elastic behavior and exhibited plastic flow. Biophysical studies elucidated the interaction between the SLN gel and stratum corneum (SC) lipids, and proposed the lipid bilayer fluidization as the possible mechanism for the increased penetration of meloxicam into skin. The nano-gel system showed marked anti-inflammatory activity and excellent skin tolerability. It can be concluded that SLN gel may be a promising delivery system for MLX in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.

  2. Comparative efficacy of oral meloxicam and phenylbutazone in 2 experimental pain models in the horse.

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    Banse, Heidi; Cribb, Alastair E

    2017-02-01

    The efficacy of oral phenylbutazone [PBZ; 4.4 mg/kg body weight (BW), q12h], a non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and oral meloxicam (MXM; 0.6 mg/kg BW, q24h), a COX-2 selective NSAID, were evaluated in 2 experimental pain models in horses: the adjustable heart bar shoe (HBS) model, primarily representative of mechanical pain, and the lipopolysaccharide-induced synovitis (SYN) model, primarily representative of inflammatory pain. In the HBS model, PBZ reduced multiple indicators of pain compared with the placebo and MXM. Meloxicam did not reduce indicators of pain relative to the placebo. In the SYN model, MXM and PBZ reduced increases in carpal skin temperature compared to the placebo. Meloxicam reduced lameness scores and lameness-induced changes in head movement compared to the placebo and PBZ. Phenylbutazone reduced lameness-induced change in head movement compared to the placebo. Overall, PBZ was more effective than MXM at reducing pain in the HBS model, while MXM was more effective at reducing pain in the SYN model at the oral doses used.

  3. Metabolic inhibition of meloxicam by specific CYP2C9 inhibitors in Cunninghamella blakesleeana NCIM 687: in silico and in vitro studies.

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    Prasad, G Shyam; Srisailam, K; Sashidhar, R B

    2016-01-01

    Specific inhibitors of Cytochrome P4502C9 enzyme (CYP2C9) viz. clopidogrel, fenofibrate fluvoxamine and sertraline at concentration of 50, 100, 150 and 200 µM were employed to investigate the nature of enzyme involved in bioconversion of meloxicam to its main metabolite 5-OH methyl meloxicam by Cunninghamella blakesleeana. Virtual screening for interaction of specific CYP2C9 inhibitors with human CYP2C9 enzyme was performed by molecular docking using Auto dock vina 4.2 version. The in silico studies were further substantiated by in vitro studies, which indicated fenofibrate to be a potent inhibitor of CYP2C9 enzyme followed by sertraline, clopidogrel and fluvoxamine, respectively. Two-stage fermentation protocol was followed to study metabolism of meloxicam and its inhibition by different CYP2C9 inhibitors. Meloxicam metabolites were identified using HPLC, LC-MS analysis and based on previous reports, as 5-OH methyl meloxicam (M1), 5-carboxy meloxicam (M2) and an unidentified metabolite (M3). All the inhibitors tested in the study showed a clear concentration dependent inhibition of meloxicam metabolism. The results suggest that the enzymes involved in metabolism of meloxicam in C. blakesleeana are akin to mammalian metabolism. Hence, C. blakesleeana can be used as a model organism in studying drug interactions and also in predicting mammalian drug metabolism.

  4. Heparin-binding proteins of seminal plasma in Nellore bulls Proteínas ligadoras à heparina do plasma seminal em touros Nelore

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    Carlos Eurico Fernandes

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to identify heparin-binding proteins (HBPs in seminal plasma of Nellore (Bos taurus indicus bulls. Bulls (n=4, 30-36 months old, 500-550kg with satisfactory seminal quality were selected. After the centrifugation, samples of the seminal plasma were pooled and the HBPs were isolated by heparin-affinity chromatography. The recovered HBPs fractions were pooled. One-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDSPAGE 12.5% was performed in vertical minigels. Eight bands with molecular weights ranging from 15 to 63kDa were observed. Two proteins were identified (22 and 25kDa, similar to those previously described in Bos taurus taurus bulls. Other bands identified in this study (39, 53, 58 and 63kDa have not been previously observed and possibly they are specific to Nellore semen.O objetivo deste estudo foi identificar proteínas ligadoras à heparina no plasma seminal de touros Nelore (Bos taurus indicus. Para tanto, foram selecionados quatro touros entre 30 e 36 meses de idade e peso aproximado de 500-550kg. Após centrifugação, amostras do plasma seminal foram misturadas e as proteínas ligadoras à heparina foram isoladas por meio da cromatografia por afinidade. As frações após a eluição foram agrupadas para caracterização das bandas protéicas (SDSPAGE, 12,5%. Foram identificadas oito bandas protéicas variando entre 15 e 63kDa. Duas proteínas com 22 e 25kDa foram similares às descritas em touros Bos taurus taurus. Outras proteínas identificadas com 39, 53, 58 e 63kDa ainda não foram descritas e possivelmente sejam específicas para Bos taurus indicus.

  5. Impact of oral meloxicam on circulating physiological biomarkers of stress and inflammation in beef steers after long-distance transportation.

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    Van Engen, N K; Stock, M L; Engelken, T; Vann, R C; Wulf, L W; Karriker, L A; Busby, W D; Lakritz, J; Carpenter, A J; Bradford, B J; Hsu, W H; Wang, C; Coetzee, J F

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    Transportation stress can result in significant economic losses to producers due to decreased animal productivity and increased medication costs associated with sickness such as bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Meloxicam (MEL) provides pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects in cattle for several days after a single oral treatment. Our hypothesis was that MEL administration before shipping would reduce the impact of long-distance transportation on circulating physiological biomarkers of stress and inflammation in beef steers. Ninety-seven beef steers were blood sampled for baseline biomarker determination and then randomly assigned to receive either 1 mg/kg MEL (n = 49) or a placebo (CONT; n = 48) per os before a 1,316-km transportation event lasting approximately 16 h. Calves were then blood sampled on arrival and 5 d later. Changes in the hemogram, circulating plasma proteins, total carbon dioxide (TCO2), fibrinogen, substance P (SP), cortisol, haptoglobin (Hp)-matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) complexes, and tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) between treatments over time were compared using a mixed effects model with statistical significance designated as P Analysis of covariance was conducted to assess the relationship between circulating MEL concentrations and biomarker changes over time. An increase in neutrophil, platelet, monocyte, white blood cell, and red blood cell counts occurred after transportation (P stress-induced neutrophilia (P = 0.0072) and circulating monocyte count (P = 0.013) on arrival. Mean corpuscle hemoglobin (P = 0.05), mean corpuscle volume (P = 0.05), and lymphocyte count (P = 0.05) were also greater in the CONT calves compared with MEL calves after transportation. Furthermore, Hp-MMP-9 complexes, TCO2, TNFα, plasma proteins, and SP increased and cortisol decreased after shipping (P stress and inflammation in beef calves.

  6. Single dose of diclofenac or meloxicam for control of pain, facial swelling, and trismus in oral surgery.

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    Orozco-Solís, Mariana; García-Ávalos, Yazmín; Pichardo-Ramírez, Celeste; Tobías-Azúa, Francisco; Zapata-Morales, Juan-Ramón; Aragon-Martínez, Othoniel-Hugo; Isiordia-Espinoza, Mario-Alberto

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    Postoperative pain associated with removal of mandibular third molars has been documented from moderate to severe during the first 24 hours after surgery, with pain peaking between 6 and 8 hours when a conventional local anesthetic is used. Dental pain is largely inflammatory, and evidence-based medicine has shown that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the best analgesics for dental pain. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-trismus effect of a single dose of diclofenac and meloxicam after mandibular third molar extraction. A total of 36 patients were randomized into two treatment groups, each with 18 patients, using a series of random numbers: Group A, was administered 100 mg of diclofenac; and Group B, 15 mg of meloxicam. Drugs were administered orally 1 hour prior to surgery. We evaluated pain intensity, analgesic consumption, swelling, as well as trismus. The results of this study showed that patients receiving 15 mg of meloxicam had less postoperative pain (P=0.04) and better aperture than those receiving 100 mg of diclofenac (P=0.03). The meloxicam group presented less swelling than diclofenac group; however, significant statistical differences were not observed. Data of this double-blind, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial demonstrated that patients receiving 15 mg of preoperative meloxicam had a better postoperative analgesia and anti-trismus effect compared with who were given 100 mg of diclofenac after third molar extractions.

  7. Plasma rico em plaquetas no reparo artroscópico das roturas completas do manguito rotador

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    Malavolta, Eduardo Angeli; Gracitelli, Mauro Emilio Conforto; Sunada, Edwin Eiji; Benegas,Eduardo; Prada,Flavia de Santis; BOLLIGER NETO, Raul; Rodrigues, Marcelo Bordalo; Ferreira Neto,Arnaldo Amado; Camargo, Olavo Pires

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    OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados funcionais e o índice de rerrotura do reparo do manguito rotador por via artroscópica associado ao uso do PRP. MÉTODOS: Série de casos prospectiva, avaliando os resultados do reparo artroscópico do manguito rotador em fileira simples associada ao uso do PRP. Foram incluídas apenas roturas isoladas do supraespinal, com retração inferior a 3cm. O PRP utilizado foi obtido pelo método de aférese, e aplicado em sua forma ativada, com a adição de trombina autóloga, n...

  8. Determinação de cetamina em plasma por HPLC: aplicação em um estudo de farmacocinética de associação medicamentosa em cães

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    A S(+ cetamina é um fármaco amplamente utilizado na medicina para induzir anestesia e a associação com midazolam é empregada para minimizar seus efeitos adversos. Associações medicamentosas podem resultar em interações farmacocinéticas e a disponibilidade de métodos bioanalíticos para a determinação da cetamina em plasma constitui ferramenta útil para a avaliação do perfil cinético do fármaco administrado isoladamente ou em associação. O presente estudo teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento e validação de um método analítico para determinação da cetamina em plasma por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (HPLC e a investigação do perfil farmacocinético da cetamina em quatro cães hígidos da raça Beagle. A S(+ cetamina (10mg/kg foi administrada pela veia cefálica em dose única isoladamente (protocolo I ou associada ao midazolam (0.2mg/kg (protocolo II em estudo cruzado com intervalo de uma semana para washout. Amostras seriadas de sangue foram coletadas no intervalo de oito horas e analisadas por HPLC para a avaliação do perfil farmacocinético utilizando modelo bicompartimental. O método bioanalítico apresentou limites de confiança aceitáveis para sua aplicação em estudos de farmacocinética e os parâmetros área sob a curva (ASC0-8, volume de distribuição (Vd, clearance total (Clt, meia vida de eliminação (t/12 ß, constante de eliminação (ß, meia vida de distribuição (t1/2α e constante de distribuição (α não mostraram diferenças estatísticas significativas entre os grupos (p < 0.05, Wilcoxon. Os resultados obtidos sugerem que a redução dos efeitos colaterais da cetamina decorrente do uso da associação cetamina-midazolam não está relacionada a alterações no perfil farmacocinético da cetamina. Palavras-chave: cetamina; farmacocin

  9. Modelo experimental em ratos no reparo ósseo do fêmur utilizando células mononucleares no plasma rico em plaquetas

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    Marcia Illana Kopschina

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available As células mononucleares da medula óssea têm sido utilizadas em diversas afecções na tentativa de regeneração tecidual. (O objetivo deste estudo foi o de avaliar a adesão das células mononucleares sobre defeito crítico, com a adição do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP e / ou TGF-β1 (Fator de crescimento transformador Beta 1, e, por fim, verificar o reparo ósseo dos sítios defeituosos dos fêmures dos ratos. Foi criado um defeito bilateral critico nos fêmures de 33 Wistar-Kyoto ratos. Células mononucleares de medula óssea, TGF-β e PRP foram adicionadas no lado tratado da lesão e soro fisiológico no lado contralateral. Determinou-se a adesão de células mononucleares sobre o defeito crítico e reparo ósseo. A presença e consequente adesão das células mononucleares administradas nos animais tratados não foi evidenciada através da técnica de PCR. As análises radiológicas evidenciam fechamento da lesão, porém, nós não podemos afirmar que foi pelos tratamentos administrados ou pela própria regeneração óssea, quando analisadas em seis e 10 semanas pós-operatórias, haja visto não apresentarem diferenças significantes entre os grupos. Conclusões: a As células mononucleares não aderiram ao defeito crítico criado no fêmur do rato; b Não foi possível avaliar a eficiência dos tratamentos propostos para o reparo ósseo, por não apresentarem diferenças significativas entre os grupos.

  10. CTNNB1 S45F mutation predicts poor efficacy of meloxicam treatment for desmoid tumors: a pilot study.

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    Hamada, Shunsuke; Futamura, Naohisa; Ikuta, Kunihiro; Urakawa, Hiroshi; Kozawa, Eiji; Ishiguro, Naoki; Nishida, Yoshihiro

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    We hypothesized that patterns of CTNNB1 (β-catenin) mutations would affect the outcome of conservative therapy in patients with desmoid tumors. This study aimed to determine the significance of CTNNB1 (β-catenin) mutations in predicting the treatment outcome in patients with desmoid tumors treated with meloxicam, a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective inhibitor. Between 2003 and 2012, consecutive thirty-three patients with extra-peritoneal sporadic desmoid tumors were prospectively treated with meloxicam as the initial systemic medical therapy. The efficacy of meloxicam was evaluated according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST). DNA was isolated from frozen tissue or formalin-fixed materials. CTNNB1 mutation analysis was performed by direct sequencing. Positivity of nuclear β-catenin staining by immunohistochemistry was compared with the status of CTNNB1 mutations. The correlation between the efficacy of meloxicam treatment and status of CTNNB1 mutations was analyzed. Of the 33 patients with meloxicam treatment, one showed complete remission (CR), 7 partial remission (PR), 12 stable disease (SD), and 13 progressive disease (PD). The following 3 point mutations were identified in 21 of the 33 cases (64%): T41A (16 cases), S45F (4 cases) and S45P (one case). The nuclear expression of β-catenin correlated significantly with CTNNB1 mutation status (p = 0.035); all four cases with S45F mutation exhibited strong nuclear expression of β-catenin. S45F mutation was significantly associated with a poor response (all cases; PD) (p = 0.017), whereas the other mutations had no impact on efficacy. The CTNNB1 mutation status was of significant prognostic value for meloxicam treatment in patients with sporadic desmoid tumors.

  11. CTNNB1 S45F mutation predicts poor efficacy of meloxicam treatment for desmoid tumors: a pilot study.

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    Shunsuke Hamada

    Full Text Available We hypothesized that patterns of CTNNB1 (β-catenin mutations would affect the outcome of conservative therapy in patients with desmoid tumors. This study aimed to determine the significance of CTNNB1 (β-catenin mutations in predicting the treatment outcome in patients with desmoid tumors treated with meloxicam, a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 selective inhibitor. Between 2003 and 2012, consecutive thirty-three patients with extra-peritoneal sporadic desmoid tumors were prospectively treated with meloxicam as the initial systemic medical therapy. The efficacy of meloxicam was evaluated according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST. DNA was isolated from frozen tissue or formalin-fixed materials. CTNNB1 mutation analysis was performed by direct sequencing. Positivity of nuclear β-catenin staining by immunohistochemistry was compared with the status of CTNNB1 mutations. The correlation between the efficacy of meloxicam treatment and status of CTNNB1 mutations was analyzed. Of the 33 patients with meloxicam treatment, one showed complete remission (CR, 7 partial remission (PR, 12 stable disease (SD, and 13 progressive disease (PD. The following 3 point mutations were identified in 21 of the 33 cases (64%: T41A (16 cases, S45F (4 cases and S45P (one case. The nuclear expression of β-catenin correlated significantly with CTNNB1 mutation status (p = 0.035; all four cases with S45F mutation exhibited strong nuclear expression of β-catenin. S45F mutation was significantly associated with a poor response (all cases; PD (p = 0.017, whereas the other mutations had no impact on efficacy. The CTNNB1 mutation status was of significant prognostic value for meloxicam treatment in patients with sporadic desmoid tumors.

  12. Single dose of diclofenac or meloxicam for control of pain, facial swelling, and trismus in oral surgery

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    Orozco-Solís, Mariana; García-Ávalos, Yazmín; Pichardo-Ramírez, Celeste; Tobías-Azúa, Francisco; Zapata-Morales, Juan-Ramón; Aragon-Martínez, Othoniel-Hugo

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    Background Postoperative pain associated with removal of mandibular third molars has been documented from moderate to severe during the first 24 hours after surgery, with pain peaking between 6 and 8 hours when a conventional local anesthetic is used. Dental pain is largely inflammatory, and evidence-based medicine has shown that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the best analgesics for dental pain. The aim of this study was to compare the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-trismus effect of a single dose of diclofenac and meloxicam after mandibular third molar extraction. Material and Methods A total of 36 patients were randomized into two treatment groups, each with 18 patients, using a series of random numbers: Group A, was administered 100 mg of diclofenac; and Group B, 15 mg of meloxicam. Drugs were administered orally 1 hour prior to surgery. We evaluated pain intensity, analgesic consumption, swelling, as well as trismus. Results The results of this study showed that patients receiving 15 mg of meloxicam had less postoperative pain (P=0.04) and better aperture than those receiving 100 mg of diclofenac (P=0.03). The meloxicam group presented less swelling than diclofenac group; however, significant statistical differences were not observed. Conclusions Data of this double-blind, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial demonstrated that patients receiving 15 mg of preoperative meloxicam had a better postoperative analgesia and anti-trismus effect compared with who were given 100 mg of diclofenac after third molar extractions. Key words:Diclofenac, meloxicam, dental pain, trismus, third molar surgery. PMID:26615509

  13. A aplicação de plasma rico em plaquetas na regeneração dos tecidos periodontais

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    O periodonto é uma unidade biológica e funcional, constituída pela gengiva, pelo cemento, pelo ligamento periodontal e pelo osso alveolar. O seu processo de cicatrização envolve mecanismos fisiológicos complexos que requerem a ação dos fatores de crescimento, péptidos oriundos da desgranulação das plaquetas. Neste sentido surge o Plasma Rico em Plaquetas como um produto autólogo, obtido a partir da centrifugação do sangue do próprio paciente e que visa melhorar a cicatrização dos tecidos após...

  14. A aplicação de plasma rico em plaquetas na regeneração dos tecidos periodontais

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    Silva, Ana Luísa Azevedo

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    O periodonto é uma unidade biológica e funcional, constituída pela gengiva, pelo cemento, pelo ligamento periodontal e pelo osso alveolar. O seu processo de cicatrização envolve mecanismos fisiológicos complexos que requerem a ação dos fatores de crescimento, péptidos oriundos da desgranulação das plaquetas. Neste sentido surge o Plasma Rico em Plaquetas como um produto autólogo, obtido a partir da centrifugação do sangue do próprio paciente e que visa melhorar a cicatrização dos tecidos após...

  15. Efficacy of nimesulide versus meloxicam in the control of pain, swelling and trismus following extraction of impacted lower third molar.

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    De Menezes, S A F; Cury, P R

    2010-06-01

    This study compared the efficacy of nimesulide and meloxicam in the control of pain, swelling and trismus, following the extraction of impacted inferior third molars. Twenty patients with two impacted inferior third molars, in similar positions, were selected. The patients were designated randomly to the meloxicam group (MEL: 7.5mg twice a day for 5 days) or the nimesulide group (NIM: 100mg for 5 days). Following the extractions, swelling was more pronounced in the MEL group than in the NIM group (P0.05). At the 72-h evaluation, reduction was significantly larger in mouth opening in the MEL group compared with the NIM group (Pimpacted lower third molars.

  16. Effect of inclusion complexation of meloxicam with β-cyclodextrin- and β-cyclodextrin-based nanosponges on solubility, in vitro release and stability studies.

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    Shende, Pravin K; Gaud, R S; Bakal, Ravindra; Patil, Dipmala

    2015-12-01

    The objective of the present work was to develop inclusion complexes of meloxicam with β-cyclodextrin- and β-cyclodextrin-based nanosponges to enhance their solubility and stability and to prolong release using different methods that included physical mixing, kneading and sonication. Particle size, zeta potential, encapsulation efficiency, stability study results, in vitro and in vivo drug release study results, FTIR, DSC and XRPD were used as characterization parameters. SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) studies revealed that the particle sizes of the inclusion complexes of meloxicam were within the range of 350 ± 5.69-765 ± 13.29 nm. The zeta potentials were sufficiently high to obtain stable formulations. In vitro and in vivo release studies revealed the controlled release of meloxicam from the nanosponges for 24h. The interaction of the meloxicam with the nanosponges was confirmed by FTIR and DSC. A XRPD study revealed that the crystalline nature of meloxicam was changed to an amorphous form due to the complexation with the nanosponges. A stability study revealed that the meloxicam nanosponges were stable. Therefore, β-cyclodextrin-based nanosponges represent a novel approach for the controlled release of meloxicam for anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

  17. Uso do plasma rico em plaquetas no reparo de úlceras de córnea profundas induzidas em coelhos. Avaliação clínica e histomorfométrica

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    C. Donatti

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se e comparou-se, clinicamente, por meio de histopatologia e morfometria, o processo de reparação corneana de úlceras experimentais induzidas em coelhos, com o uso de plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP sob a forma de colírio ou tampão. Foram utilizados 60 coelhos, constituindo-se quatro grupos experimentais de 15 animais cada, designados grupo plaqueta (GP, grupo tampão (GT, grupo controle (GC e grupo controle amniótica (GA. Os grupos experimentais foram subdivididos em três subgrupos (M4, M7, M30, de acordo com o período final de avaliação, aos quatro, sete e 30 dias, respectivamente. Não houve diferenças entre os tratamentos utilizados quanto aos sinais relacionados à sensibilidade ocular, quemose e secreção ocular. Os grupos tratados com PRP, na forma de tampão ou colírio, apresentaram menor opacidade corneana do que os animais tratados apenas com membrana amniótica no momento final de avaliação. Quanto à presença da úlcera corneana, os grupos tratados com PRP apresentaram menor ulceração corneana em relação aos demais grupos. No exame histomorfométrico, verificou-se maior epitelização corneana na fase inicial da lesão no tratamento à base de colírio de plasma rico em plaquetas. O uso da membrana amniótica promoveu espessamento do epitélio e estroma corneano, com sinergismo dela quando associada ao plasma rico em plaquetas.

  18. Adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado e taxa de prenhez de ovelhas inseminadas em tempo fixo

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da adição de plasma seminal ovino ao sêmen descongelado sobre a taxa de prenhez de ovelhas em rebanho comercial. Cento e setenta e quatro ovelhas cruza Texel foram distribuídas em quatro tratamentos: T1 inseminação artificial cervical (IAC com sêmen descongelado (SD diluído em solução tampão fosfato salino (PBS; T2 IAC com SD e adição de plasma seminal ovino; T3 grupo-controle I: IAC com sêmen fresco diluído em PBS; T4 grupo-controle II: inseminação artificial por laparoscopia com SD diluído em PBS. Para indução de cio, utilizaram-se esponjas impregnadas com acetato de medroxiprogesterona (MAP por 12 dias, com aplicação intramuscular de 400 UI de eCG (Novormon® e de 37,5µg de cloprostenol sódico (Sincrocio®, no dia da retirada das esponjas. O aparecimento de cio foi monitorado com rufiões vasectomizados a partir da retirada das esponjas até a inseminação artificial em tempo fixo - 54 a 60 horas. A taxa de prenhez do tratamento com adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado (7,0% não diferiu (P>0,05 do tratamento sem adição de plasma (4,3%, entretanto foi menor (P<0,05 se comparada à taxa de prenhez dos grupos-controle I inseminação via cervical superficial com sêmen fresco diluído (50,0% e II inseminação via laparoscopia com sêmen descongelado (39,4%. A inseminação artificial por via cervical superficial com adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado não elevou o percentual de prenhez em valores que justifiquem a indicação desta biotecnologia em rebanhos comerciais de ovinos.

  19. Utilização de plasma rico em plaquetas para estimulação da angiogênese em flape de padrão axial toracodorsal em coelhos (Oryctolagus cuniculus

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Feridas de grandes extensões, com perda da viabilidade tecidual e retardo na cicatrização por segunda intenção são casos que se faz necessário o emprego de técnicas cirúrgicas reconstrutivas. O plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP é um produto com maior concentração plaquetária, adjuvante no processo cicatricial de cirurgias reconstrutivas, auxiliando nos processos de hemostasia e estimulação da angiogênese. Dessa forma, delineou-se um estudo a fim de avaliar a eficácia do uso do gel produzido a partir do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP em flapes de avanço de padrão axial toracodorsal em coelhos, para avaliar a possibilidade de favorecer a integração do retalho no leito receptor. Utilizaram-se 30 coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia branco, separados em dois grupos de 15 animais, compreendendo os grupos plasma rico em plaquetas (GPRP, na qual empregou-se o gel antes da síntese da ferida cirúrgica, e controle (GC, na qual utilizou-se apenas solução fisiológica. Para obtenção do PRP, coletou-se sangue dos animais, e determinou-se a contagem plaquetária antes da preparação do gel. No início e término do experimento os animais foram pesados para posterior análise de ganho peso médio. Após o procedimento cirúrgico iniciou-se as avaliações macroscópicas no 3º, 7º e 14º dia, e avaliou-se presença ou ausência de exsudato, integridade da pele, edema, rubor e necrose. Após esta etapa, coletou-se o material da ferida cirúrgica para confecção das lâminas histológicas e posterior avaliação microscópica. Avaliou-se a proliferação vascular, presença de células mononucleares e polimorfonucleares, proliferação fibroblástica, colagenização, reepitelização e hemorragia. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise estatística (Teste t Student, t emparalhado, e Kruskall Walis, sendo p<0,05. O ganho de peso médio não foi significativo entre os grupos; a concentração plaquetária da amostra final do PRP

  20. Effects of meloxicam administration on physiological and performance responses of transported feeder cattle.

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    Guarnieri Filho, T A; Cooke, R F; Cappellozza, B I; Reis, M M; Marques, R S; Bohnert, D W

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    This experiment evaluated the effects of meloxicam administration on physiological and performance responses of transported cattle during feedlot receiving. Eighty-four Angus × Hereford steers were ranked by BW on d -10 and assigned to 21 dry lot pens. From d -10 to 0, pens were fed alfalfa-grass hay ad libitum and 2.4 kg/steer daily (DM basis) of a corn-based concentrate. On d 0, pens were randomly assigned to 1) transport for 1,440 km in a livestock trailer and oral administration of meloxicam (1 mg/kg of BW) at loading (d 0), unloading (d 1), and daily from d 2 to 7 of feedlot receiving (MEL; n = 7); 2) the same transportation and treatment schedule of MEL but oral administration of lactose monohydrate (1 mg/kg of BW) instead of meloxicam (TRANS; n = 7); or 3) no transport and oral administration of lactose monohydrate (1 mg/kg of BW) concurrently with treatment administration to MEL and TRANS (CON; n = 7). Upon arrival (d 1), MEL and TRANS steers returned to their pens for a 21-d feedlot receiving with the same diet offered from d -10 to 0. Treatments were administered to steers via oral drench on d 0 and 1 or mixed daily with the concentrate from d 2 to 7. Full BW was recorded before (d -2, -1, and 0) treatment application and at the end of experiment (d 20, 21, and 22) for ADG calculation. Daily DMI was recorded from d 1 to 21. Blood samples were collected on d 0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, and 21. During the initial 7 d of feedlot receiving, hay and total DMI were reduced (P ≤ 0.03) in TRANS vs. CON and MEL and similar between CON and MEL (P ≥ 0.26), whereas concentrate DMI did not differ (P = 0.16) among treatments. Mean ADG was reduced (P ≤ 0.03) in TRANS vs. MEL and CON but similar (P = 0.82) between MEL and CON. Moreover, TRANS had reduced G:F vs. CON (P = 0.01) and MEL (P = 0.05), whereas G:F was similar (P = 0.39) between CON and MEL. Serum NEFA concentrations were greater (P meloxicam administration to feeder steers modulated the haptoglobin and

  1. The association atorvastatin-meloxicam reduces brain damage, attenuating reactive gliosis subsequent to arterial embolism = La asociación atorvastatina-meloxicam reduce el daño cerebral, atenuando la gliosis reactiva consecuente a embolismo arterial

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    Marcela Hernández Torres

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The association atorvastatin-meloxicam reduces brain damage, attenuating reactive gliosis subsequent to arterial embolism Introduction: Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the third of death in Colombia and in the world and it is associated with neurodegenerative and mental diseases. Objective: To determine the effects of the atorvastatin- meloxicam association on reactive gliosis in a model of cerebral ischemia produced by arterial embolization. Materials and methods: 56 adult male Wistar rats were used, divided into four ischemic and four control groups, plus 10 additional animals to determine the distribution and extent of infarction by injury in six of them and simulation (sham in the remaining four. The treatments were: placebo, atorvastatin (ATV, meloxicam (MELOX and ATV + MELOX in ischemic and simulated animals. 24 hours post-ischemia mitochondrial enzymatic activity was evaluated with triphenyl- tetrazolium (TTC, and at 120 hours astrocytic reactivity (anti-GFAP was analyzed by conventional immunohistochemistry. Results: The association ATV + MELOX favored the modulation of the response of protoplasmatic and fibrous astrocytes in both the hippocampus and the paraventricular zone by reducing their hypereactivity. Conclusion: Atorvastatin and meloxicam, either individually or associated, reduce cerebral damage by lessening the reactive gliosis produced by arterial embolization; this suggests new mechanisms of neuroprotection against thromboembolic cerebral ischemia, and opens new perspectives in its early treatment.

  2. Atividade colinesterásica no plasma e em eritrócitos de portadores de megacolo chagásico

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    Valdemar Hial

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    Full Text Available A atividade colinesterásica foi medida no plasma e em eritrócitos de 32 indivíduos. Em 16 pacientes, seguramente portadores de megacolo chagásico, os níveis de colinestera- se no plasma (1.540 ±318 Ul/L e nos eritrócitos (53,2 ±9,1 Ul/g Hb estavam significativamente diminuídos, quando comparados com os níveis enzimáticos no plasma (2.554 ± 826 Ul/L e nos eritrócitos (63,6 ±11 Ul/g Hb do grupo controle (n=16. Os resultados mostram um paralelismo entre a atividade colinesterásica sistêmica e os achados histopato lógicos.Cholinesterase activity was measured in the plasma and erythrocytes from 32 individuals. The 16patients, in whon the diagnosis of Chagasic megacolon confirmed, hada significantly lower concentration of the enzyme both in plasma (1.540 ± 318 Yl/L and erythrocytes (53.2 ± 9.1 Ul/g Hb when compared with the 16 Controls in whom, the plasma and erythrocyte cholinesterase leveis were, respectively, 2.554 ± 823and 63.6 ± 11 Ul/g Hb. The results show a correlation between the systemic cholinesterase activity and the histopathological findings.

  3. Effects of buprenorphine and meloxicam analgesia on induced cerebral ischemia in C57BL/6 male mice

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    Jacobsen, Kirsten R; Fauerby, Natasha; Raida, Zindy

    2013-01-01

    investigated whether buprenorphine and meloxicam, at clinically relevant doses provided pain relief without altering infarct volume in male C57BL/6 mice. Common known side-effects of buprenorphine, including decreased food consumption, were noted after surgery in buprenorphine-treated mice, but these effects...

  4. Modulation of L-arginine-induced acute pancreatitis by meloxicam and/or L-carnitine in rats

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    Mohamed I. A. Hasan

    2015-12-01

    Conclusion: Treatment with both meloxicam and L-carnitine is a more effective than each of them alone which is attributed to augmentation their antioxidant, anti inflammatory effects. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4(6.000: 1247-1253

  5. The impact of oral meloxicam prior to transportation on inflammatory mediators and immune function of arriving feedlot cattle

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    The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of meloxicam administration prior to shipping on the maintenance of leukocyte function and the reduction of inflammation during and after a long-distance transportation event in cattle. Yearling mixed-breed beef steers (n = 60; 309.5 kg ± 5...

  6. Primary tumour growth in an orthotopic osteosarcoma mouse model is not influenced by analgesic treatment with buprenorphine and meloxicam.

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    Husmann, K; Arlt, M J E; Jirkof, P; Arras, M; Born, W; Fuchs, B

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    Little is known about the treatment of bone pain in animal models of bone cancer. In the present study, the orthotopic 143-B human osteosarcoma xenotransplantation model was used to address the following questions: (1) Can repetitive analgesic treatment extend the experimental period by prolonging the time to reach humane endpoints and (2) Does repetitive analgesic treatment affect bone tumour development and metastasis? The analgesics, buprenorphine and meloxicam, were either applied individually or in combination at 12 h intervals as soon as the animals began to avoid using the tumour cell injected leg. While control mice treated with NaCl showed continuous body weight loss, the major criterion previously for terminating the experiments, animals treated with analgesic substances did not. The control mice had to be sacrificed 26 days after tumour cell injection, whereas the groups of animals with the different pain treatments were euthanized after an additional eight days. Importantly, primary intratibial tumour growth was not affected in any of the experimental groups by any of the pain treatment procedures. Between days 26 and 34 after tumour cell injection an increase of about 100% of the number of lung metastases was found for the groups treated with buprenorphine alone or together with meloxicam, but not for the group treated with meloxicam alone. In summary, the results indicated that both buprenorphine and meloxicam are suitable analgesics for prolonging the experimental periods in an experimental intratibial osteosarcoma mouse model.

  7. Effects of Meloxicam on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Angiopoietin-2 Expression in Colon Carcinoma Cell Line HT-29

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    ZHANG Ning; TAO Kaixiong; HUANG Tao

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    To investigate the effect of meloxicam, a selected NSAIDs, on cell growth, expression of VEGF and angiopointin-2 (Ang-2) protein in HT-29 cell line, cultured HT-29 cells were treated with meloxicam of various concentrations for various lengths of time. The proliferation of HT-29 was detected by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8), the cell cycle was determined by flow cytometer and the levels of VEGF and Ang-2 protein in supernatants were examined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The mRNA expressions of VEGF and Ang-2 in cultured HT-29 were determined by real-time quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. Our results showed that treatment of meloxicam of different concentrations and for various lengths of time had a cytotoxicic effect on the cell proliferation of HT-29 cells in a concentration-dependant and time-dependant manner. Cell cycle analysis showed that the cells were mainly blocked in G0/G1 phase. The VEGF and Ang-2 protein levels in supematants of the culture medium were decreased gradually in a concentration-dependent or time-dependent fashion. The mRNA expression of cox-2, VEGF and Ang-2 showed a gradual and concentration-dependent reduction. It is concluded that meloxicam can reduce the expression of VEGF and Ang-2 at the protein and mRNA level in colon carcinoma cell line.

  8. Comparative Study of the Use of Intra-articular and Systemic Meloxicam to Control Experimentally Induced Osteoarthritis in Rabbit Knees

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    Valeria Trombini Vidotto

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study aimed to evaluate morphologic changes, as well as chondroprotective and intra-articular effects of meloxicam on joint repair in rabbits induced by experimental trochleoplasty, minimizing possible adverse side effects. Methods: Thirty-five rabbits were divided into four groups: the control group, which did not undergo surgery, and operated groups, which used different ways of administering the anti-inflammatory agent: systemic, 0.2 mg/kg; intra-articular, 0.5 mg/kg; positive group control, without meloxicam. Each operated group was divided according to the periods of 7 or 30 days evaluation after surgery. Results: Regarding macroscopic and histological evaluation of cartilage, after 30 days, most animals showed almost complete joint repair, the presence of few or no inflammatory cells; whereas part of the animals treated with meloxicam presented necrosis in the trochlear ridge and absence of inflammatory cells after 7 days. In positive control group, it was observed moderate inflammation and connective tissue proliferation. None of the animals in the operated groups showed irregularities 30 days after surgery. Conclusion: Either intra-articular or systemic, meloxicam revealed to be favorable to be used for joint repair and control of inflammatory reaction.

  9. Effect of castration timing and oral meloxicam administration on growth performance, inflammation, behavior and carcass quality of beef calves

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    Beef bull calves (n = 62) were assigned randomly, within sire breed, to 1 of 4 treatments at birth. Treatments were: 1) surgical castration near birth, 2) surgical castration near birth with oral administration of meloxicam (1 milligram/kilogram of body weight), 3) surgical castration at weaning (WN...

  10. Semi solid matrix formulations of meloxicam and tenoxicam: an in vitro and in vivo evaluation.

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    Alladi, Saritha; Shastri, Nalini R

    2015-01-01

    The objective of this study was to improve the dissolution and subsequently the therapeutic efficacy of poorly water soluble BCS class-II drugs meloxicam and tenoxicam, by lipid semi solid matrix (SSM) systems filled in hard gelatin capsules by liquid fill technology. The present research involved preparation of SSM formulations using Gelucire 44/14 as a carrier due to its self emulsifying, wetting and hydrophilic properties. The SSM capsules were characterized by assay, in vitro dissolution studies, moisture uptake, FTIR and DSC. The optimized formulations were also evaluated for their in vivo anti inflammatory activity in rat model. Six to ten fold enhancement in vitro drug release, in both acidic and basic media, was obtained with formulations containing drug to carrier in 1:6 ratio. The absence of drug peak in DSC scans indicated complete dissolution of the drug in carrier, while IR revealed no chemical interaction of pure drug and Gelucire 44/14. The optimized SSM formulations of meloxicam and tenoxicam showed a rapid decrease in paw edema with a significant increase in anti-inflammatory activity. The SSM formulations were successful in providing rapid release of drugs with improved dissolution and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity by liquid fill technology in hard gelatin capsules.

  11. Effects of buprenorphine, meloxicam, and flunixin meglumine as postoperative analgesia in mice.

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    Tubbs, Jacquelyn T; Kissling, Grace E; Travlos, Greg S; Goulding, David R; Clark, James A; King-Herbert, Angela P; Blankenship-Paris, Terry L

    2011-03-01

    C57BL/6NCrl male mice (n = 60; age, 6 to 7 wk) underwent partial hepatectomy or no surgery and were given 1 of 3 analgesics pre- and postoperatively. Food and water consumption, body weight, running wheel activity, locomotor activity, and serum corticosterone concentrations were measured before and after surgery. Mice that were surgically manipulated weighed significantly less on days 1 through 3 after surgery than did mice not manipulated surgically. On the day of surgery, the surgery groups consumed significantly less feed (-1.5±0.35 g) than did nonsurgery groups. There were no differences in water consumption on any day between surgery and nonsurgery groups or among the 3 analgesic groups. For running wheel activity, significant decreases in the surgery groups were seen at day 1 after surgery compared with baseline. Surgery groups that received buprenorphine and meloxicam returned to baseline activity levels on day 2 after surgery. Open-field testing revealed no significant differences in locomotor activity in any groups; however, posttreatment locomotor activity in the buprenorphine nonsurgery group was increased compared with baseline, and posttreatment locomotor activity in the flunixin meglumine surgery group was decreased compared with baseline. Serum corticosterone concentrations were within normal limits regardless of treatment in all groups. Comparison of the overall results indicated that meloxicam and buprenorphine, at the dose given, appear to be suitable postoperative analgesics for partial hepatectomy in mice. Flunixin meglumine at the given dosage (2.5 mg/kg) may not provide adequate analgesia for partial hepatectomy.

  12. Comparison of flunixin meglumine and meloxicam influence on postoperative and oxidative stress in ovariohysterectomized bitches.

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    Yilmaz, O; Korkmaz, M; Jaroszewski, J J; Yazici, E; Ulutas, E; Saritas, Z K

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    The aim of this study was to compare the effect of flunixin meglumine (FM) and meloxicam (M) on postoperative and oxidative stress in ovariohysterectomized bitches. Twenty four bitches were divided into three groups (n = 8 in each) and treated during premedication as follows: FM (2.2 mg/kg, iv, Fluvil, Vilsan, Turkey), M (0.2 mg/kg, sc, Maxicam, Sanovel, Turkey) or 0.9% saline (1 ml, iv, IE, Turkey)--control (C) group. The concentrations of serum cortisol, nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), antioxidant potential (AOP) and glutation (GSH) were measured in blood samples collected during incision (0 h), closure of incision line (0.5 h) and 1, 2.5, 12 and 24 hours after incision. It was observed that cortisol level was higher at 0.5, 1 and 2.5 h in group C (p flunixin meglumine decreases cortisol and NO levels more efficiently than meloxicam. Therefore, it is suggested that postoperative stress following ovariohysterectomy may be prevented by flunixin meglumine in bitches.

  13. Neuroprotective Effects of Meloxicam and Selegiline in Scopolamine-Induced Cognitive Impairment and Oxidative Stress

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Alzheimer's disease (AD is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a gradual decline in memory associated with shrinkage of brain tissue, with localized loss of neurons mainly in the hippocampus and basal forebrain, with diminished level of central cholinergic neurotransmitter-acetylcholine and also reported to be associated with accumulation of ubiquitinated proteins in neuronal inclusions and also with signs of inflammation. In these disorders, the abnormal protein aggregates may themselves trigger the expression of inflammatory mediators, such as cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2. In the present study, the effects of Meloxicam, Selegiline, and coadministration of these drugs on scopolamine-induced learning and memory impairments in mice were investigated. Rectangular maze test, Morris water maze test, Locomotor activity, and Pole climbing test were conducted to evaluate the learning and memory parameters. Various biochemical parameters such as acetylcholinesterase(AChE, TBARS assay, catalase activity, and DPPH assay were also assessed. The present study demonstrates that Meloxicam, Selegiline, and co-administration of these test drugs had potential therapeutic effects on improving the antiamnesic activity in mice through inhibiting lipid peroxidation, augmenting endogenous antioxidant enzymes, and decreasing acetylcholinesterase activity in brain. The memory enhancing capacity of the drugs was very significant when compared to disease control (P<0.001.

  14. Analgesic effect and side effects of celecoxib and meloxicam in canine hip osteoarthritis

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    Víctor Molina D.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate the pharmacological, clinical and toxicological effects of celecoxib and meloxicam for analgesia for 30 days in dogs with hip osteoarthritis. Materials and methods. Twenty-four patients were evaluated, 75% were females with an average age of 7.16 ± 2.06 years and twenty five percent were males with an average age of 7.83 ± 2.22 years. All patients had hip osteoarthritis and they were randomized into two groups; one group received oral celecoxib 5 mg/kg every 12 hours during one month and the second group received oral meloxicam 0.2 mg/kg every 24 hours during 1 month. The patients were evaluated for analgesia, and hematological, renal, liver, and coagulation tests on days 0, 10th and 30th after treatment initiation, and a gastric endoscopy on day 30. Statistical analysis was performed using a HSD Tukey test and c2 with a 5% level of statistical significance. Results. Both drugs reduced articular pain according to the Melbourne scale during the 30 days of treatment (p≤0.05. Hematological, renal, hepatic and coagulation tests were normal in both treatment groups. All patients presented chronic gastritis on endoscopy on day 30th. Conclusions. Both drugs decreased pain at day 30th without causing alterations in hematological, renal, hepatic or coagulation tests after 30 days of treatment. However, both drugs induced chronic gastritis.

  15. Physicochemical Properties and Evaluation of Microemulsion Systems for Transdermal Delivery of Meloxicam

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    Microemulsion systems, composed of water, isopropyl myristate (IPM), polyoxyethylene sorbitan trioleate (Tween 85 ), and ethanol, were investigated as transdermal drug delivery vehicles for a lipophilic model drug( meloxicam). The purpose of this study was to investigate the physicochemical properties of the tested microemulsion and to find the correlation between the physicochemical properties and the skin permeation rate of the microemulsion. Pseudo-ternary phase diagram of the investigated system at a constant surfactant/cosurfactant mass ratio (Km =1:1) was constructed by titration at 20℃, and the five formulations were selected for further research in the o/w microemulsion domains. The values of electrical conductivity and viscosity showed that the selected systems were bicontinuous or non-spherical o/w microemulsion, and the electrical conductivity and viscosity were increased with increasing the content of water. These results suggest that the optimum formulation of microemulsion, containing 0. 375 meloxicam, 5% isopropyl myristate, 25% Tween 85, 25% ethanol, and water, showed the maximum permeation rate. It had a high electrical conductivity, small droplet size, and proper viscocity.

  16. Novel meloxicam releasing electrospun polymer/ceramic reinforced biodegradable membranes for periodontal regeneration applications

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    Yar, Muhammad, E-mail: drmyar@ciitlahore.edu.pk [Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Farooq, Ariba [Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Chemistry, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100 (Pakistan); Shahzadi, Lubna; Khan, Abdul Samad [Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Mahmood, Nasir [Department of Allied Health Sciences and Chemical Pathology, Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore (Pakistan); Rauf, Abdul [Department of Chemistry, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100 (Pakistan); Chaudhry, Aqif Anwar [Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Rehman, Ihtesham ur [Interdisciplinary Research Center in Biomedical Materials, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Kroto Research Institute, The University of Sheffield, North Campus, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ (United Kingdom)

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    Periodontal disease is associated with the destruction of periodontal tissues, along with other disorders/problems including inflammation of tissues and severe pain. This paper reports the synthesis of meloxicam (MX) immobilized biodegradable chitosan (CS)/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/hydroxyapatite (HA) based electrospun (e-spun) fibers and films. Electrospinning was employed to produce drug loaded fibrous mats, whereas films were generated by solvent casting method. In-vitro drug release from materials containing varying concentrations of MX revealed that the scaffolds containing higher amount of drug showed comparatively faster release. During initial first few hours fast release was noted from membranes and films; however after around 5 h sustained release was achieved. The hydrogels showed good swelling property, which is highly desired for soft tissue engineered implants. To investigate the biocompatibility of our synthesized materials, VERO cells (epithelial cells) were selected and cell culture results showed that these all materials were non-cytotoxic and also these cells were very well proliferated on these synthesized scaffolds. These properties along with the anti-inflammatory potential of our fabricated materials suggest their effective utilization in periodontital treatments. - Highlights: • NSAIDs releasing scaffolds for periodontal regeneration applications • Meloxicam immobilized biodegradable nanocomposite electrospun membranes and films • Good swelling properties • Controlled drug release • VERO cells were very well proliferated and synthesized materials were found to be non-cytotoxic.

  17. Formulation and development of release modulated colon targeted system of meloxicam for potential application in the prophylaxis of colorectal cancer.

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    Patel, Mayur M; Amin, Avani F

    2011-05-01

    The objective of the present study was to develop a colon targeted system of meloxicam for potential application in the prophylaxis of colorectal cancer. Efficacy of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors has been proven in colorectal cancer. Meloxicam is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor with pH-dependent solubility. To achieve pH-independent drug release of meloxicam, pH modifying agents (buffering agents) were used. Meloxicam tablets containing polyethylene oxide were dually coated with ethyl cellulose containing hydrophilic material, polyethylene glycol as an inner coating layer and methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate, and methacrylic acid copolymer (Eudragit® FS 30D) as outer coating layer for colon targeting. Optimized tablet formulations demonstrated good potential to deliver the drug to the colon by successfully exhibiting a lag time of 5 h during in vitro drug release study. An in vivo evaluation study conducted to ascertain pharmacokinetic parameters in rabbits revealed that the onset of drug absorption from the coated tablets (T(lag time) = 4.67 ± 0.58 h) was significantly delayed compared to that from the uncoated tablets. The AUC(0→)(t) and AUC(0→∞) for coated tablets were lower than of uncoated tablets, although the difference was not significant (p > 0.01). The roentgenography study revealed that the tablet remained intact, until it reached the colon (5 h), which demonstrates that the system can efficiently deliver the drug to the colon. This study demonstrated that a meloxicam-loaded colon targeted system exhibited promising targeting and hence may be used for prophylaxis of colorectal cancer.

  18. Optimization of photocatalytic degradation of meloxicam using titanium dioxide nanoparticles: application to pharmaceutical wastewater analysis, treatment, and cleaning validation.

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    Nadim, Ahmed H; Al-Ghobashy, Medhat A; Nebsen, Marianne; Shehata, Mostafa A

    2015-10-01

    Meloxicam is a commonly prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and fever-reducing effects. In this study, photocatalytic degradation of meloxicam in the presence of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2NP) was optimized and applied for pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. A validated stability-indicating orthogonal testing protocol (reversed-phase (RP)-HPLC and capillary zone electrophoresis) was developed and validated for monitoring of meloxicam concentration in the presence of its photodegradation products. Fractional factorial design was employed in order to investigate the effects of pH, irradiation time, UV light intensity, TiO2NP loading, and initial meloxicam concentration on the efficiency of the process. The light intensity was found as the most significant parameter followed by irradiation time and concentration, respectively. The most influencing interactions were noted between irradiation time-concentration and irradiation time-light intensity. The kinetics of meloxicam degradation was investigated at the optimum set of experimental conditions. The protocol was successfully applied for treatment of incurred water samples collected during various cleaning validation cycles. A percentage degradation of 77.34 ± 0.02 % was achieved upon irradiation of samples containing 64.57 ± 0.09 μg/mL with UV light (1012 μW/cm(2), 8 h) in the presence of 0.4 mg/mL TiO2NP at pH 9.0 ± 0.05. Treatment of wastewaters collected during the cleaning validation of each product separately rather than the combined waste should result in a significant improvement in the economics of pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. This could be attributed to the relatively small waste volumes and the ability to tailor the experimental conditions to achieve maximum efficiency.

  19. Evaluation of adverse effects of long-term oral administration of carprofen, etodolac, flunixin meglumine, ketoprofen, and meloxicam in dogs.

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    Luna, Stelio P L; Basílio, Ana C; Steagall, Paulo V M; Machado, Luciana P; Moutinho, Flávia Q; Takahira, Regina K; Brandão, Cláudia V S

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    To evaluate adverse effects of long-term oral administration of carprofen, etodolac, flunixin meglumine, ketoprofen, and meloxicam in dogs. 36 adult dogs. Values for CBC, urinalysis, serum biochemical urinalyses, and occult blood in feces were investigated before and 7, 30, 60, and 90 days after daily oral administration (n = 6 dogs/group) of lactose (1 mg/kg, control treatment), etodolac (15 mg/kg), meloxicam (0.1 mg/kg), carprofen (4 mg/kg), and ketoprofen (2 mg/kg for 4 days, followed by 1 mg/kg daily thereafter) or flunixin (1 mg/kg for 3 days, with 4-day intervals). Gastroscopy was performed before and after the end of treatment. For serum gamma-glutamyltransferase activity, values were significantly increased at day 30 in dogs treated with lactose, etodolac, and meloxicam within groups. Bleeding time was significantly increased in dogs treated with carprofen at 30 and 90 days, compared with baseline. At 7 days, bleeding time was significantly longer in dogs treated with meloxicam, ketoprofen, and flunixin, compared with control dogs. Clotting time increased significantly in all groups except those treated with etodolac. At day 90, clotting time was significantly shorter in flunixin-treated dogs, compared with lactose-treated dogs. Gastric lesions were detected in all dogs treated with etodolac, ketoprofen, and flunixin, and 1 of 6 treated with carprofen. Carprofen induced the lowest frequency of gastrointestinal adverse effects, followed by meloxicam. Monitoring for adverse effects should be considered when nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat dogs with chronic pain.

  20. CYP2C9基因多态性对美洛昔康代谢动力学的影响%Effect of CYP2C9 Genetic Polymorphism on the Pharmacokinetics of Meloxicam Metabolism in Chiness Subjects

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    张梅; 许景峰; 杨永革; 徐林; 邸晓辉; 姜楠; 徐娟; 许雪廷

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究CYP2C9基因多态性对美洛昔康代谢动力学的影响.方法 用焦磷酸测序法对24名健康受试者进行CYP2C9基因多态性检测;用LC-MS-MS法测定美洛昔康的血药浓度;用DAS2.0软件进行房室拟合及药代动力学参数计算,分析美洛昔康人体药代动力学特征,并比较CYP2C9*3突变型和野生型个体对美洛昔康代谢动力学特性的差异.结果 24名受试者中CYP2C9*3等位基因有2种表型(A/A,A/C),其中2名受试者为CYP2C9 * 3杂合突变型(A/C),其余为野生型(A/A);CYP2C9*3代谢美洛昔康的酶活性A/A>A/C.结论 CYP2C9基因多态性对美洛昔康的代谢具有显著影响,CYP2C9*3代谢美洛昔康的酶活性是A/A>A/C.检测突变型个体对指导美洛昔康临床个体化用药具有重要意义.%Objective To investigate the effect of CYP2C9 polymorphism on the pharmacokinetics of meloxi-cam in Chinese healthy subjects. Methods The CYP2C9 genotypes of twenty-four Chinese healthy male subjects were selected by the pyrosequencing method. The subjects were genotyped with CYP2C9 * 3 wild-type and mutation. HPLC-MS-MS method was used for the determination of meloxicam in plasma. The important pharmacokinetic parameters were caculated by DAS 2.0 software. The pharmacokinetics of meloxicam based on identification of genotypes (CYP2C9 * 3 wild-type and mutation) was compared. Results Two kinds of CYP2C9 * 3 phenotype existed in the subjects . CYP2C9 * 3 (A/A) was found in twenty-two subjects while CYP2C9 *3(A/C) in two subjects. For meloxicam,the A/A of CYP2C9 * 3 alleles was more active than the A/C. Conclusion CYP2C9 genetic polymorphism has significant influence on the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam. A/A is more active than A/C. Pharma-cogenomic studies will help rational and individualized medication.

  1. 美洛昔康分散片在健康人体内的药代动力学和生物等效性研究%In vivo pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence of meloxicam dispersion tablets in healthy volunteers

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    李长印; 张军; 戴国良; 居文政

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate in vivo pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of meloxicam dispersion tablets in 24 healthy volunteers. Methods This was a double-preparation, double-cycle, cross-over study. Subjects received a single dose of 15 mg meloxicam administered in experimental and reference preparation, respectively. The plasma concentration of meloxicam was determined by using high-performance liquid chromatography. Results Meloxicam exhibited considerable linearity (r=0.9996), with mean recovery rate of 89.43%~103.17% as well as within-day and between-day RSD of less than 6% in the concentration range of 0.015 ~3 μg/ml. Pharmacokinetic parameters of experimental and reference preparations were ordered as follows: (22±7) and (22±7) h for half time (t1/2), (1.32±0.27) and (1.42±0.32) mg/L for Cmax, (4.6±1.1) and (4.8±1.9) h for Tmax, (42±14) and (45±14) nig·h-1·L-1 for AUC0~96, as well as (45±17) and (48±18) mg·h-1·L-1 for AUC0-∞, respectively. The relative bioavailability of experimental preparation was (93±10)% versus reference preparation. Based on analysis of variance and two-sided t-test, lnAUC, lnCmax and Tmax did not differ statistically (P>0.05) between both preparations. Conclusion Meloxicam dispersion tablet is of bioe-quivalence to reference preparation.%目的 研究美洛昔康分散片在24名健康志愿者体内的药代动力学和生物等效性.方法 采用两制剂双周期交叉试验设计,单剂量口服15 mg的美洛昔康受试制剂或参比制剂,用高效液相色谱法测定血浆中美洛昔康药物浓度.结果 美洛昔康在0.015~3 μg/ml范围内线性良好(r=0.9996),平均回收率89.43%~103.17%,日内和日间精密度(RSD)均<6.00%.试验制剂和参比制剂的t1/2分别为(22±7)和(22±7)h,Cmax分别为(1.32±0.27)和(1.42±0.32)μg/ml,Tmax分别为(4.6±1.1)和(4.8±1.9)h;AUC0~96分别为(42±14)和(45±14)mg·L-1·h-1;AUC0~∞分别为(45±17)和(48±18)mg·L-1·h-1.受试制剂对参比

  2. Measuring the efficacy of flunixin meglumine and meloxicam for lame sows using a GAITFour pressure mat and an embedded microcomputer-based force plate system

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    Pairis-Garcia, M D; Johnson, A K; Abell, C A; Coetzee, J F; Karriker, L A; Millman, S T; Stalder, K J

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    .... Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including meloxicam and flunixin meglumine are compounds used in many species for pain management because they are easy to administer, long lasting, and cost-effective...

  3. Assessment of behavioral changes associated with oral meloxicam administration at time of dehorning in calves using a remote triangulation device and accelerometers

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    Theurer Miles E

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dehorning is common in the cattle industry, and there is a need for research evaluating pain mitigation techniques. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of oral meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, on cattle behavior post-dehorning by monitoring the percent of time spent standing, walking, and lying in specific locations within the pen using accelerometers and a remote triangulation device. Twelve calves approximately ten weeks of age were randomized into 2 treatment groups (meloxicam or control in a complete block design by body weight. Six calves were orally administered 0.5 mg/kg meloxicam at the time of dehorning and six calves served as negative controls. All calves were dehorned using thermocautery and behavior of each calf was continuously monitored for 7 days after dehorning using accelerometers and a remote triangulation device. Accelerometers monitored lying behavior and the remote triangulation device was used to monitor each calf’s movement within the pen. Results Analysis of behavioral data revealed significant interactions between treatment (meloxicam vs. control and the number of days post dehorning. Calves that received meloxicam spent more time at the grain bunk on trial days 2 and 6 post-dehorning; spent more time lying down on days 1, 2, 3, and 4; and less time at the hay feeder on days 0 and 1 compared to the control group. Meloxicam calves tended to walk more at the beginning and end of the trial compared to the control group. By day 5, the meloxicam and control group exhibited similar behaviors. Conclusions The noted behavioral changes provide evidence of differences associated with meloxicam administration. More studies need to be performed to evaluate the relationship of behavior monitoring and post-operative pain. To our knowledge this is the first published report demonstrating behavioral changes following dehorning using a remote triangulation device in conjunction

  4. Assessment of behavioral changes associated with oral meloxicam administration at time of dehorning in calves using a remote triangulation device and accelerometers.

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    Theurer, Miles E; White, Brad J; Coetzee, Johann F; Edwards, Lily N; Mosher, Ruby A; Cull, Charley A

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    Dehorning is common in the cattle industry, and there is a need for research evaluating pain mitigation techniques. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of oral meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, on cattle behavior post-dehorning by monitoring the percent of time spent standing, walking, and lying in specific locations within the pen using accelerometers and a remote triangulation device. Twelve calves approximately ten weeks of age were randomized into 2 treatment groups (meloxicam or control) in a complete block design by body weight. Six calves were orally administered 0.5 mg/kg meloxicam at the time of dehorning and six calves served as negative controls. All calves were dehorned using thermocautery and behavior of each calf was continuously monitored for 7 days after dehorning using accelerometers and a remote triangulation device. Accelerometers monitored lying behavior and the remote triangulation device was used to monitor each calf's movement within the pen. Analysis of behavioral data revealed significant interactions between treatment (meloxicam vs. control) and the number of days post dehorning. Calves that received meloxicam spent more time at the grain bunk on trial days 2 and 6 post-dehorning; spent more time lying down on days 1, 2, 3, and 4; and less time at the hay feeder on days 0 and 1 compared to the control group. Meloxicam calves tended to walk more at the beginning and end of the trial compared to the control group. By day 5, the meloxicam and control group exhibited similar behaviors. The noted behavioral changes provide evidence of differences associated with meloxicam administration. More studies need to be performed to evaluate the relationship of behavior monitoring and post-operative pain. To our knowledge this is the first published report demonstrating behavioral changes following dehorning using a remote triangulation device in conjunction with accelerometers.

  5. Effect of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition by meloxicam, on atrogin-1 and myogenic regulatory factors in skeletal muscle of rats injected with endotoxin.

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    Martin, A I; Nieto-Bona, M P; Castillero, E; Fernandez-Galaz, C; Lopez-Menduina, M; Gomez-Sanmiguel, A B; Gomez-Moreira, C; Villanua, M Angeles; Lopez-Calderon, A

    2012-12-01

    Cyclooxygenase-2-induction by inflammatory stimuli has been proposed as a mediator of inflammatory cachexia. We analyse whether cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition by meloxicam administration is able to modify the response of skeletal muscle to inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide endotoxin (LPS). Male rats were injected with 1 mg kg(-1) LPS at 17:00 h and at 10:00 h the following day, and euthanized 4, 24 or 72 hours later. Atrogin-1, MuRF1, myogenic regulatory factors and cyclooxygenase-2 in the gastrocnemius were determined by real time-PCR (mRNA) and Western blot (protein). In a second experiment the effect of meloxicam administration (1 mg kg⁻¹) was analyzed. Meloxicam was administered either in a preventive manner, 1 hour before each endotoxin injection, or in a therapeutic manner, starting 2 hours after the second LPS injection and at 24 and 48 hours afterwards. There was a marked increase in MuRF1 mRNA (Pmeloxicam treatment blocked LPS-induced increase in atrogin-1. Preventive, but not therapeutic, meloxicam decreased myostatin (Pmeloxicam treatment decreased gastrocnemius myogenin. These data suggest that cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition by meloxicam administration can prevent the increase in atrogin-1 and the decrease in MyoD induced by LPS administration. However, prolonged therapeutic meloxicam treatment seems to be less effective, since it can inhibit myogenic regulatory factors.

  6. Effects of multimodal analgesia with LowDose buprenorphine and meloxicam on fecal glucocorticoid metabolites after surgery in New Zealand white rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

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    Goldschlager, Gregg B; Gillespie, Virginia L; Palme, Rupert; Baxter, Mark G

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    Despite the increasing use of rabbits as companion animals and models for biomedical research, rabbits have not been extensively studied to identify an efficacious postsurgical analgesic that does not cause systemic complications. The synergy of NSAID and systemic opioids is well-documented, and their combined use reduces the amount of either drug required for adequate analgesia. We measured fecal corticosterone metabolites (FCM) in rabbits after a minimally invasive vascular cut-down procedure. Rabbits received buprenorphine (0.03 mg/kg SC every 12 h for 3 d), meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg SC every 24 h for 3 d), buprenorphine-meloxicam (0.01 mg/kg-0.1 mg/kg SC every 24 h for 3 d), or a single dose of 0.5% bupivacaine (0.5 mL) infused locally at the incision site. By day 3 after surgery, buprenorphine, meloxicam, and bupivacaine groups showed elevated FCM levels, which continued to rise until day 7 and then gradually returned to baseline by day 28. In the buprenorphine-meloxicam group, FCM was relatively unchanged until day 3, when treatment was discontinued, and then began to rise. Rabbits in the buprenorphine-meloxicam group gained more weight over the 28-d study than did those in the other 3 treatment groups. This study shows that in rabbits low-dose buprenorphine administered with meloxicam effectively mitigates the FCM response that develops after surgery without the adverse effects associated with higher doses.

  7. Fetal rhd genotyping from maternal plasma in a population with a highly diverse ethnic background Genotipagem rhd fetal por meio do plasma materno em uma população de alta diversidade étnica

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    Isabela Nelly Machado

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To establish the performance of conventional PCR as a noninvasive method for fetal genotyping, by free fetal DNA analysis of distinct RHD regions from maternal plasma, in a population of a diverse ethnic origin. METHODS: We conducted a validity of the diagnostic test by analyzing 81 plasma samples from RhD-negative Brazilian pregnant women, from 4 to 41 gestational weeks. We tested for exon 10 and intron 4 gene regions by allele specific-PCR. Fetal RHD genotyping by PCR on maternal plasma was compared to serologic RhD typing in the neonatal period. RESULTS: Samples were obtained as follows: 15 in the 1st, 37 in the 2nd and 29 in the 3rd trimester. General accuracy was 97.3%, sensitivity of 98.3% and specificity of 93.8%. CONCLUSIONS: Conventional PCR is an accurate method for fetal RHD genotyping on maternal plasma, even in a population of mixed ethnic origin.OBJETIVO: Avaliar o desempenho da reação em cadeia da polimerase (PCR em gel (convencional como método diagnóstico não-invasivo para a genotipagem RHD fetal, por meio da análise do plasma materno. MÉTODOS: Foi conduzido um estudo de validação de teste diagnóstico a partir de 81 amostras sangüíneas obtidas de gestantes brasileiras RhD-negativo, entre 4 e 41 semanas de gestação. As regiões exon 10 e intron 4 do gene RHD foram testadas por meio da reação em cadeia da polimerase alelo-específica (AS-PCR convencional. Os resultados da genotipagem fetal foram comparados com a tipagem sangüínea convencional no período neonatal. RESULTADOS: Quinze amostras foram obtidas no primeiro trimestre, 37 no segundo trimestre e 29 no terceiro trimestre. Houve falha de amplificação em 6 amostras. A concordância entre os resultados da genotipagem e da tipagem neonatal foi de 97,3%, sensibilidade de 98,3% e especificidade de 93,8%. CONCLUSÃO: AS-PCR convencional é um método com bom desempenho para a genotipagem RHD fetal por meio da análise do plasma materno, mesmo em uma

  8. Plasma sangüíneo emem dietas para leitões desmamados aos 14 dias de idade Spray dried plasma in diets for piglets weaned with 14 days of age

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    Gustavo Gattás

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento utilizando 128 leitões com peso inicial de 4,32 ± 0,55 kg, desmamados aos 14 dias de idade, distribuídos em delineamento em blocos, composto de quatro tratamentos, oito repetições e quatro animais por unidade experimental, com o objetivo de avaliar níveis de inclusão de plasma sangüíneo em pó (PSP em dietas para leitões em três períodos consecutivos: 14 a 28 (período 1; 29 a 35 (período 2 e 36 a 42 (período 3 dias de idade. Os níveis de PSP foram de 0,0; 4,0; 6,0 e 8,0% para o período 1; 0,0; 2,8; 4,2 e 5,6% para o período 2 e 0,0; 2,0; 3,0 e 4,0% para o período 3. No período 4 (43 a 56 dias de idade, todos os leitões foram alimentados com dieta isenta de PSP. Durante o período 1, o consumo diário de ração (CDR e o ganho de peso diário (GPD foram afetados de forma linear crescente pelos níveis de PSP, entretanto, o modelo Linear Response Plateau foi o que melhor se ajustou aos dados; a partir dele, estimaram-se os níveis de 7,5% de PSP para CDR e de 6,6% para GPD. No período 2, os níveis de PSP não influenciaram essas características de desempenho. No período 3, verificou-se efeito dos níveis de PSP sobre o GPD, que diminuiu de forma linear a medida que os níveis PDP aumentou. Entretanto, não foi constatada diferença no CDR entre os níveis de PSP. Não houve efeito residual dos níveis de PSP sobre o CRD e o GPD no período 4. O nível de inclusão de PSP na dieta de leitões desmamados aos 14 dias de idade é de 7,5% para o período de 14 a 28 dias de idade dos animais.One hundred and twenty-eight pigs, averaging initial weight of 4.32 ± 0.55 kg and weaned with 14 days of age, were allotted to a completely randomized experimental block design, composed by four treatments, eight replicates and four animals in each experimental unit, to evaluate the levels of inclusion of spray dried plasma (SDP in diets for piglets, in three consecutive periods: from 14 to 28 (period 1; 29 to

  9. Adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado e taxa de prenhez de ovelhas inseminadas em tempo fixo Addition of seminal plasma to frozen-thawed semen and pregnancy rate of fixed time inseminated ewes

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    O.R. Prado

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da adição de plasma seminal ovino ao sêmen descongelado sobre a taxa de prenhez de ovelhas em rebanho comercial. Cento e setenta e quatro ovelhas cruza Texel foram distribuídas em quatro tratamentos: T1 inseminação artificial cervical (IAC com sêmen descongelado (SD diluído em solução tampão fosfato salino (PBS; T2 IAC com SD e adição de plasma seminal ovino; T3 grupo-controle I: IAC com sêmen fresco diluído em PBS; T4 grupo-controle II: inseminação artificial por laparoscopia com SD diluído em PBS. Para indução de cio, utilizaram-se esponjas impregnadas com acetato de medroxiprogesterona (MAP por 12 dias, com aplicação intramuscular de 400 UI de eCG (Novormon® e de 37,5µg de cloprostenol sódico (Sincrocio®, no dia da retirada das esponjas. O aparecimento de cio foi monitorado com rufiões vasectomizados a partir da retirada das esponjas até a inseminação artificial em tempo fixo - 54 a 60 horas. A taxa de prenhez do tratamento com adição de plasma seminal ao sêmen descongelado (7,0% não diferiu (P>0,05 do tratamento sem adição de plasma (4,3%, entretanto foi menor (PThe effect of seminal plasma addition to thawed-frozen ram semen on the pregnancy rate of commercial herd ewes was evaluated. One hundred and seventy-four crossbred Texel sheep were allocated to four treatments: T1 cervical artificial insemination (CAI using frozen-thawed semen (FTS diluted in phosphate buffered saline solution (PBS; T2 CAI using FTS diluted in ovine seminal plasma; T3 control group I: CAI using fresh semen diluted in PBS; T4 control group II: laparoscopic insemination using FTS diluted in PBS. Estrus induction was performed with medroxiprogesterone acetate (MAP impregnated sponges for 12 days, followed by intramuscular injection of 400 IU of eCG (Novormon® and 37.5µg of sodium cloprostenol (Sincrocio® on the day of sponge removal. Estrus was monitorated with vasectomized rams, beginning at the time of the

  10. Clinical efficacy of meloxicam (Metacam) and flunixin (Finadyne) as adjuncts to antibacterial treatment of respiratory disease in fattening cattle.

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    Friton, Gabriele M; Cajal, Carlos; Ramirez Romero, Rafael; Kleemann, Rainer

    2004-01-01

    The clinical efficacy of two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), meloxicam (Metacam 20 mg/ml) and flunixin meglumine (Finadyne), as adjuncts to antibacterial therapy in the treatment of acute febrile respiratory disease in cattle was compared. The randomised blind, positive controlled study was conducted under feedlot conditions in Mexico. Overall, 201 female cattle (weighing 220-250 kg) diagnosed with bronchopneumonia at the feedlot were recruited into the study. On Day 0 all animals were treated with 20 mg oxytetracycline/kg body-weight (Bivatop 200) by subcutaneous injection, in conjunction with either meloxicam (0.5 mg/kg subcutaneously, Metacam 20 mg/ml, n = 100), or flunixin meglumine (2.2 mg/kg intravenously, Finadyne, n = 101). According to label instructions, meloxicam was administered as a single dose, whereas flunixin meglumine could be administered daily for up to 3 consecutive days depending on the rectal temperature (with re-administration, if rectal temperature > or = 40.0 degrees C). Rectal temperature, respiratory rate, appetite, dyspnoea, coughing, nasal discharge and general condition were recorded on Days 0 (prior to treatment), 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a weighted numerical score. Scores were summed to generate a 'Clinical Sum Score' (CSS, range 7 to 24 points). Individual animal body weights were measured on Days 0 and 7. Nasal swabs were collected from 10 animals per treatment group on Day 0 for microbiological culture. Clinical parameters and the mean CSS showed no significant differences between treatment groups with mean CSS on Days 0 and 7 of 16.18 and 10.55 in the meloxicam group and 16.41 and 10.88 in the flunixin meglumine group. However, a significantly lower mean rectal temperature was measured in the meloxicam group on Day 2 (p flunixin meglumine was performed in 45% of the animals. No suspected adverse drug events related to treatments were reported. It is concluded that a single subcutaneous dose of meloxicam was as

  11. Evaluation of lipid extraction and fatty acid composition of human plasma Avaliação da extração lipídica e composição em ácidos graxos do plasma humano

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    Damila Rodrigues de Morais

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available AIM: The objective of this study was to compare the efficiency of lipid extraction and to evaluate the fatty-acid composition in total lipids from human plasma, using a new technique and the established Folch, Lees and Stanley (FLS, Bligh and Dyer (BD, Rose-Gottlieb (RG, and Gerber (GM methods. METHOD: A new technique, the alternative method, to extract total lipids using a microwave was proposed and evaluated. RESULTS: The total lipids extracted from human plasma varied between 0.19% and 0.41%; the highest total lipid extracted were obtained by the Folch, Lees and Stanley (0.41%, alternative method (0.37% and Rose-Gottlieb (0.36% methods. The Gerber method was ineffective to extract total lipids from human plasma. A total of 24 fatty-acid species were quantified by gas chromatography. Of the methods studied, the highest concentrations were found using the Folch, Lees and Stanley method (p OBJETIVO: O objetivo desse estudo foi comparar a eficiência da extração lipídica e avaliar a composição em ácidos graxos nos lipídios totais (LT no plasma humano usando uma nova técnica e os métodos já conhecidos: Folch, Lees e Stanley (FLS, Bligh e Dyer (BD, Rose-Gottlieb (RG e Gerber (MG. MÉTODO: A nova técnica para extração de lipídios totais utiza o micro-ondas, método Alternativo (MA. RESULTADOS: Os lipídios totais (LT extraídos do plasma variaram de 0,19% a 0,41%, os maiores teores foram obtidos por FLS (0,41%, MA (0,37% e RG (0,36%. O MG foi ineficaz na extração dos lipídios totais do plasma. Um total de 24 espécies de ácidos graxos foi quantificado no plasma por cromatografia em fase gasosa. Entre os métodos estudados, as maiores concentrações de ácidos graxos foram obtidas usando-se o método de FLS (p< 0,05. CONCLUSÃO: O método Alternativo foi considerado uma técnica rápida de extração lipídica, a qual poderá ser utilizada somente na identificação de ácidos graxos em plasma humano, mas não adequado para a

  12. Utilization of horse plasma in coagulase test for Staphylococci isolated from raw milk/ Utilização de plasma de cavalo no teste de coagulase em Estafilococos isolados de leite cru

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    Luciane Bilia de Moraes

    2005-06-01

    , 410 colônias típicas e atípicas de estafilococos isoladas de leite cru foram submetidas ao teste de coagulase utilizandose os dois plasmas. Os resultados identificaram 284 (69,26% colônias coagulase positivas e 126 (30,73% coagulase negativas, com concordância de 100% entre os dois plasmas. Os resultados obtidos indicam que a utilização do plasma de cavalo pode ser uma alternativa viável na pesquisa de estafilococos coagulase positivos em leite cru.

  13. Simple Spectrophotometric Methods for the Determination of Meloxicam in Presence of Its Degradation Products

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    Elham A. Taha

    2004-01-01

    Objective:To develope two simple and accurate spectrophotometric methods for the determination of meloxicam ( Ⅰ ) in presence of its degradation products, 5 - methyl - 2 - aminothiazole ( Ⅱ ) and benzothiazine carboxylic acid ( Ⅲ ). Method:Both methods are based on the formation of chelate complexes of the studied drug with uranyl acetate and ferric chloride at room temperature in a methanolic medium. Results:The resulting complexes are stable for 24 hrs and show absorption maxima at 406 nm and 580 nm for uranyl and ferric complexes respectiverecoveries of (99.44 ± 0. 48 ) % and (99. 42 ± 0. 45 ) %, and molar absorptivity of 4. 67 × 103 and 1. 029 × 103 respectively. Conclusion:Both methods are proved to be stability indicating as no interference was observed with the degradation products. The proposed methods were successfully applied to the determination of the drug in bulk powder, laboratory prepared mixtures containing different percentages of degradation products and pharmaceutical dosage forms.

  14. Photophysical studies of oxicam group of NSAIDs: piroxicam, meloxicam and tenoxicam

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    Banerjee, Rona; Chakraborty, Hirak; Sarkar, Munna

    2003-04-01

    Oxicam group of non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs has been chosen as a prototype molecular group that shows diverse biological functions and dynamic structural features. Photophysical studies of three drugs from this group viz., piroxicam, meloxicam and tenoxicam have been carried out in different solvents with varying polarity, H-bond character and viscosity. The spectral responses of different prototropic forms of these drugs towards varying solvent parameters have been studied, with the aim to characterize their interaction in biomimetic environment non-invasively. The nature of the lowest transition has been identified. The extinction coefficient, quantum yield and viscosity dependence on the nature of the solvents, all indicate the extreme sensitivity of these drugs to their microenvironment.

  15. Optimized and validated spectrophotometric method for the determination of uranium(VI) via complexation with meloxicam

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    Lutfullah [Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, Uttar Pradesh (India)], E-mail: lutfullah786@gmail.com; Alam, Mohd Noor; Rahman, Nafisur; Azmi, Syed Najmul Hejaz [Department of Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, Uttar Pradesh (India)

    2008-06-30

    An optimized and validated spectrophotometric method has been developed for the determination of uranyl ion in the presence of other metal ions. The method is based on the chelation of uranyl ion with meloxicam via {beta}-diketone moiety to produce a yellow colored complex, which absorbs maximally at 398 nm. Beer's law is obeyed in the concentration range of 5-60 {mu}g/mL with apparent molar absorptivity and Sandell's sensitivity of 5.02 x 10{sup 4} L/mol/cm and 0.1 {mu}g/cm{sup 2}/0.001 absorbance unit, respectively. The method has been successfully applied for the determination of uranyl ion in synthetic mixture and soil samples. Results of analysis were statistically compared with those obtained by Currah's spectrophotometric method showing acceptable recovery and precision.

  16. Characterization and In Vitro Skin Permeation of Meloxicam-Loaded Liposomes versus Transfersomes

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    Sureewan Duangjit

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this study was to develop and evaluate the potential use of liposome and transfersome vesicles in the transdermal drug delivery of meloxicam (MX. MX-loaded vesicles were prepared and evaluated for particle size, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency (%EE, loading efficiency, stability, and in vitro skin permeation. The vesicles were spherical in structure, 90 to 140 nm in size, and negatively charged (−23 to −43 mV. The %EE of MX in the vesicles ranged from 40 to 70%. Transfersomes provided a significantly higher skin permeation of MX compared to liposomes. Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC analysis indicated that the application of transfersomes significantly disrupted the stratum corneum lipid. Our research suggests that MX-loaded transfersomes can be potentially used as a transdermal drug delivery system.

  17. Eudragit EPO nanoparticles: application in improving therapeutic efficacy and reducing ulcerogenicity of meloxicam on oral administration.

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    Khachane, Parag; Date, Abhijit A; Nagarsenker, Mangal S

    2011-08-01

    The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the potential of Eudragit EPO nanoparticles (EPO NP) in improving therapeutic efficacy of meloxicam (MLX). MLX loaded EPO NP were prepared by nanoprecipitation method and were characterized for particle size, encapsulation efficiency and for morphology. The in vitro dissolution profile of MLX loaded EPO NP and MLX suspension was evaluated. MLX loaded EPO NP had particle size of approximately 100 nm and the encapsulation efficiency of MLX was approximately 90%. The EPO NP significantly improved anti-inflammatory activity of MLX (P EPO NP Oral administration of MLX loaded EPO NP also resulted in lesser ulcerogenicity as compared to that of MLX suspension indicating that nanoparticles can also decrease the adverse effects associated with MLX treatment.

  18. Development of oral lyophilisates containing meloxicam nanocrystals using QbD approach.

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    Iurian, Sonia; Bogdan, Cătălina; Tomuță, Ioan; Szabó-Révész, Piroska; Chvatal, Anita; Leucuța, Sorin E; Moldovan, Mirela; Ambrus, Rita

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    The aim of this study was to develop oral lyophilisates with improved meloxicam (MEL) dissolution, optimizing each step of the preparation by design of experiments. First, meloxicam nanosuspensions were prepared by high-pressure homogenization (HPH), using PVP, Poloxamer or PEG as stabilizers and were subjected to freeze-drying using mannitol as cryoprotectant. The effects of the stabilizers and cryoprotectant were assessed and an optimal formulation was generated within the Design Space where the particle sizes and the PDIs are at their lowest values. The optimal formulation was used at the preparation of oral lyophilisates. Sodium alginate (SA) and croscarmellose sodium (CCS) were tested as matrix forming agents and three different freezing regimes were applied. The formulation was optimized, choosing the polymer that yielded both high mechanical strength and fast MEL dissolution. Poloxamer led to particle size reduction down to 10.27% of the initial size, meaning 477.6±7.5nm, with a slight increase during freeze-drying process. PEG showed lower nanonizing capacity during HPH, but freeze-drying produced further diminution of the particle size. Since Poloxamer provided advanced size reduction while preserving MEL crystallinity, it was used for the optimized formulation containing 1% Poloxamer and 5% mannitol added before freeze-drying. SA showed good structural properties when compared to CCS and allowed fast MEL dissolution at low ratios. The optimal formulation contained 1.157% of SA was subjected to thermal treatment during freeze-drying. It disintegrated in 3.33s and released 77.14% of the MEL after 2min. The quality by design (QbD) approach for the development of pharmaceutical products ensured high quality of the dosage form and good understanding of the preparation process. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  19. Efeito do concentrado de plasma em falhas ósseas provocadas em fêmures de camundongos como estimulação de formação óssea: estudo experimental Effect of plasma concentrate on bone defects induced in mice fêmurs via stimulation of bone formation: an experimental study

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    Alberto Tesconi Croci

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores estudam experimentalmente o efeito do concentrado de plasma na estimulação óssea em camundongos. Foram utilizados dez camundongos isogênicos de linhagem gioto, onde após a coleta do sangue periférico de um camundongo, foi centrifugado este sangue e obtido um concentrado de plasma; foi utilizado o concentrado de plasma em falhas ósseas na região distal do fêmur, alternando-se os lados direito e esquerdo, sendo um lado com falha óssea isolada e o outro com falha óssea mais o concentrado de plasma e analisados quantitativamente e qualitativamente. Observou-se que o plasma não leva à estimulação da formação do calo ósseo, não ocorrendo aumento do processo inflamatório, e havendo apenas uma tendência a formar mais matriz óssea com o seu uso.In this trial the authors investigated the effect of plasma concentrate on bone callus formation in mice. Ten mice of the Gioto isogenic mouse strain were used; samples of peripheral blood of each mouse were collected and centrifuged, giving a plasma concentrate that was used to investigate bone defects at the distal region of the femur; the right and left sides were used alternately, and one side showed a single bone defect; the plasma concentrate was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. It was noticed that the plasma concentrate did not lead to any stimulation of bone callus formation and no inflammatory effect increase has occurred; also, its use showed only a tendency to increase bone matrix formation.

  20. 美洛昔康醇质体凝胶的研制%Preparation of Meloxicam Ethosomes Gel

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    杨羽行; 刘小平

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To prepare Meloxicam Ethosomes Gel. Methods: The optimum preparation process of Meloxicam Ethosomes Gel was selected with orthogonal design. The rate of envelopment was determined by HPLC method. The shape, grainsize and its distribution of Meloxicam Ethosomes Gel were evaluated based on the Gel. Results: The prepared Ethosomes Gel with high encapsulation efficiency (74.70%) had narrow size distribution. The number of mean grain size was 16.95 |JLm. The Gel was translucent and ropy which was valued at 2.17 mg/10 g for its average content. Conclusion: The Meloxicam Ethosomes Gel with preferable stability is prepared with a uncomplicated technology. It is valuable with appli -cation prospect.%目的:制备美洛昔康醇质体凝胶.方法:通过正交设计优选出美洛昔康醇质体的制备工艺,利用HPLC 法测定包封率,并对其进行外观粒径评价,从而制备出凝胶剂.结果:制备的醇质体粒径分布均匀,平均粒径为16.95 μm,包封率为74.70%.制得凝胶剂为半透明黏稠状胶体,平均含量为2.17 mg/10 g.结论:本实验制备工艺简单,制得的美洛昔康醇质体凝胶有很好的稳定性,具有较好的应用前景.

  1. Effects of non-selective (piroxicam and selective (meloxicam cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors on the intestinal contractility of rabbits

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    Warida M. El-Rwegi

    2015-10-01

    Conclusions: Data of the present study may indicate that piroxicam and meloxicam could be used effectively and safely in rabbits for their anti-inflammatory actions in small therapeutic doses. However, in large doses, they (particularly, piroxicam may produce depressant effects on gastrointestinal tract motility that should be taken in consideration in the case of introducing these drugs in therapy with larger doses [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2015; 4(5.000: 924-930

  2. Control of odontogenic pain by diclofenac and meloxicam mucoadhesive patches: A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, preliminary study

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims and Objectives: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of diclofenac and meloxicam as mucoadhesive patches in dental pain management. Materials and Method: This study was conducted among 45 adult patients of either sex, who were diagnosed with dental pain and were attending the outpatient department. Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients. A 1 × 1 cm2 mucoadhesive patch of any one (diclofenac, meloxicam or placebo was applied on the attached gingival region of the tooth with pain. Pain was recorded using a ten point visual analog scale (VAS score at every 5 min for 30 min. Pain was measured and compared before and after the application of the patch. Results: The results showed that patients with diclofenac patch gained mean pain reduction from 6 ± 1.54 mm to 2.60 ± 1.32 mm after 30 min (P 0.05. The maximum pain reduction was seen with meloxicam patch. Conclusion: Transmucosal mucoadhesive analgesic patches are a better alternative to oral analgesics to control dental pain. Hence, routine use of mucoadhesive analgesic patch for dental pain reduction is recommended in day to day practice.

  3. Padronização de técnica manual para obtenção de plasma rico em plaquetas de bovino

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    Ana Paula L. Marques

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Para padronização de uma técnica manual para a obtenção de plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP autólogo em bovinos com custo reduzido (método manual e de boa qualidade (capacidade de concentrar plaquetas, alta concentração de fatores de crescimento e contaminação reduzida com leucócitos e eritrócitos, que poderá ser utilizado como um agente modulador da resposta imune de vacas com diferentes enfermidades, 450 ml de sangue total de nove vacas clinicamente saudáveis e com perfil hematológico normal foi coletado em bolsas de sangue CPDA-1 e processado dentro de quatro horas após a coleta. O sangue foi separado em alíquotas para avaliar 8 protocolos (P de centrifugação dupla que variaram quanto a velocidade e o tempo de centrifugação. A contagem de plaquetas, eritrócitos e leucócitos na suspensão obtida (PRP foi realizada pelo método manual em câmara de Neubauer: P5 (400g e 800g ambos durante 10 min foi o protocolo com maior número de plaquetas, seguido por P3 (120g e 473g ambos durante 10 min, P4 (300g e 640g durante 10 min cada, P6 (640g durante 10 min e 640g durante 5 min, P8 (640g durante 5 min e 120g durante 10 min e P7 (720g e 720g durante 5 min e diferentes (p<0,05 dos menores valores encontrados em P1 (120g e 240g, ambos por 5 minutos e P2 (120g e 473g ambos por 5 min. Em relação aos eritrócitos, P8, P7, P6, P5 e P4 apresentaram menores concentrações e maiores valores (p<0,05 foram observados em P3 e P2. Menores quantidades de leucócitos foram observadas em P5, P6, P8 e P7 com o maior valor obtido em P2 (p<0,05. Todos os protocolos (P1 a P8 foram eficientes em concentrar plaquetas sendo o valor mais baixo (3,65±0,79 observado em P1. Em relação aos fatores de crescimento ao se mensurar TGF- 1, os protocolos P1 e P8 evidenciaram valores mais elevados. De acordo com os resultados obtidos os protocolos P5 e P8 apresentaram os melhores resultados para confecção de PRP bovino.

  4. Increased plasma concentrations of sICAM-1, sVCAM-1 and sELAM-1 in patients with <em>Plasmodium falciparumem> or <em>P. vivaxem> malaria and association with disease severity

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    Jakobsen, P H; Morris-Jones, S; Rønn, A;

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    Increased serum concentrations of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), soluble endothelial leucocyte adhesion molecule-1 (sELAM-1) and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) were detected in Danish malaria patients infected with sequestering Plasmodium falciparum or non......-sequestering P. vivax parasites, as well as in patients with sepsis or meningitis. Levels of soluble adhesion molecules remained elevated in the P. falciparum patients for several weeks after initiation of treatment. Plasma concentrations of sICAM-1, sVCAM-1 and sELAM-1 were higher in Gambian children...

  5. Meloxicam inhibits fipronil-induced apoptosis via modulation of the oxidative stress and inflammatory response in SH-SY5Y cells.

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    Park, Jae Hyeon; Park, Youn Sun; Lee, Je-Bong; Park, Kyung-Hun; Paik, Min-kyoung; Jeong, Mihye; Koh, Hyun Chul

    2016-01-01

    Oxidative stress and inflammatory responses have been identified as key elements of neuronal cell apoptosis. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms by which inflammatory responses contribute to apoptosis in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells treated with fipronil (FPN). Based on the cytotoxic mechanism of FPN, we examined the neuroprotective effects of meloxicam against FPN-induced neuronal cell death. Treatment of SH-SY5Y cells with FPN induced apoptosis via activation of caspase-9 and -3, leading to nuclear condensation. In addition, FPN induced oxidative stress and increased expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) via inflammatory stimulation. Pretreatment of cells with meloxicam enhanced the viability of FPN-exposed cells through attenuation of oxidative stress and inflammatory response. FPN activated mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) and inhibitors of MAPK abolished FPN-induced COX-2 expression. Meloxicam also attenuated FPN-induced cell death by reducing MAPK-mediated pro-inflammatory factors. Furthermore, we observed both nuclear accumulation of p53 and enhanced levels of cytosolic p53 in a concentration-dependent manner after FPN treatment. Pretreatment of cells with meloxicam blocked the translocation of p53 from the cytosol to the nucleus. Together, these data suggest that meloxicam may exert anti-apoptotic effects against FPN-induced cytotoxicity by both attenuating oxidative stress and inhibiting the inflammatory cascade via inactivation of MAPK and p53 signaling. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Meloxicam increases intracellular accumulation of doxorubicin via downregulation of multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) in A549 cells.

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    Chen, S F; Zhang, Z Y; Zhang, J L

    2015-11-19

    It has been suggested that selected COX inhibitors can overcome multidrug resistance through the inhibition of ATP‑binding cassette-transporter proteins thereby enhancing the inhibitory effect of doxorubicin on human tumor growth and promoting the actions of cytostatics. However, their effect on lung cancer and the molecular mechanisms involved in the overcoming of multidrug resistance are unclear. In the present study, the ability of meloxicam, a COX-2-specific inhibitor to enhance doxorubicin‑mediated inhibition was investigated in human A549 lung cancer in vivo and in vitro. In order to unravel the molecular mechanisms involved in doxorubicin accumulation, we measured the levels of multidrug resistance-associated protein (MRP)-transporter protein activity and expression by western blotting, since this has been implicated in meloxicam action as well as in chemoresistance. We found that, in A549 cells, meloxicam could increase intracellular accumulation of doxorubicin, a substrate for MRP, through inhibition of cellular export. Western blot analysis indicated that meloxicam reduced the expression of MRP1 and MRP4. The results reported in the present study demonstrate for the first time that the specific COX-2 inhibitor meloxicam can increase the intracellular accumulation of doxorubicin and enhance doxorubicin-induced cytotoxicity in A549 cancer cells by reducing the expression of MRP1 and MRP4.

  7. Meloxicam suppresses hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation and migration by targeting COX-2/PGE2-regulated activation of the β-catenin signaling pathway.

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    Li, Tao; Zhong, Jingtao; Dong, Xiaofeng; Xiu, Peng; Wang, Fuhai; Wei, Honglong; Wang, Xin; Xu, Zongzhen; Liu, Feng; Sun, Xueying; Li, Jie

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    Recurrence and metastasis are the two leading causes of poor prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is overexpressed in many types of cancers including HCC and promotes its metastasis. Meloxicam is a selective COX-2 inhibitor that has been reported to exert an anti-proliferation and invasion/migration response in various tumors. In this study, we examined the role of meloxicam on HCC cell proliferation and migration and explored the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect. We found that meloxicam inhibited HCC cell proliferation and had a cell cycle arrest effect in human HCC cells. Furthermore, meloxicam suppressed the ability of HCC cells expressing higher levels of COX-2 and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) to migration via potentiating expression of E-cadherin and alleviating expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9. COX-2/PGE2 has been considered to activate the β-catenin signaling pathway which promotes cancer cell migration. We found that treatment with PGE2 significantly enhanced nuclear accumulation of β-catenin and the activation of GSK3β which could be reversed by meloxicam in HCC cells. We also observed that HCC cell migration and upregulation of the level of MMP-2/9 and downregulation of E-cadherin induced by PGE2 were suppressed by FH535, an inhibitor of β-catenin. Taken together, these findings provide a new treatment strategy against HCC proliferation and migration.

  8. Combined zoledronic acid and meloxicam reduced bone loss and tumour growth in an orthotopic mouse model of bone-invasive oral squamous cell carcinoma.

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    Martin, C K; Dirksen, W P; Carlton, M M; Lanigan, L G; Pillai, S P; Werbeck, J L; Simmons, J K; Hildreth, B E; London, C A; Toribio, R E; Rosol, T J

    2015-09-01

    Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is common in cats and humans and invades oral bone. We hypothesized that the cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitor, meloxicam, with the bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid (ZOL), would inhibit tumour growth, osteolysis and invasion in feline OSCC xenografts in mice. Human and feline OSCC cell lines expressed COX-1 and COX-2 and the SCCF2 cells had increased COX-2 mRNA expression with bone conditioned medium. Luciferase-expressing feline SCCF2Luc cells were injected beneath the perimaxillary gingiva and mice were treated with 0.1 mg kg(-1) ZOL twice weekly, 0.3 mg kg(-1) meloxicam daily, combined ZOL and meloxicam, or vehicle. ZOL inhibited osteoclastic bone resorption at the tumour-bone interface. Meloxicam was more effective than ZOL at reducing xenograft growth but did not affect osteoclastic bone resorption. Although a synergistic effect of combined ZOL and meloxicam was not observed, combination therapy was well-tolerated and may be useful in the clinical management of bone-invasive feline OSCC.

  9. Atividade colinesterásica no plasma e em eritrócitos de pacientes com as formas cardíaca e indeterminada da doença de Chagas

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    Roseli A.S. Gomes

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    Full Text Available A atividade colinesterásica foi determinada no plasma e em eritrócitos de 10 indivíduos normais e em 26 pacientes chagásicos crônicos, sendo 6 com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva compensada, 10 com cardiopatia sem insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e 10 com a forma indeterminada. Os valores enzimáticos encontrados foram (média ±sd: 2196 ± 442 UI/L no plasma e 19,4 ± 3,3 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos do grupo controla; 2291 ± 317 UI/L no plasma e 19,2 ±3,7 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos dos chagásicos com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva compensada; 2445 ± 357 UI/L no plasma e 18,3 + 3,0 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos dos cardiopatas chagásicos sem insuficiência cardíaca congestiva; 2006 ± 327 UI/L no plasma e 17,8 ± 3,1 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos de chagásicos com a forma indeterminada. Nossos dados mostram que o comprometimento neuronal que ocorre nos cardiopatas chagásicos crônicos não é suficiente para levar a alterações significativas (p > 0,05 das atividades colinesterásicas no plasma e em eritrócitos.

  10. Uso de plasma rico em plaquetas intra-articulares como tratamento pós-cirúrgico da ruptura do ligamento cruzado cranial num cão

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    Relata-se o caso de um cão que recebeu injeções intra-articulares de plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP) durante o pós-operatório do tratamento cirúrgico de ruptura do ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCCr). Os resultados clínicos e da avaliação da marcha mediante plataforma de força neste paciente sugerem a utilização de injeções intra-articulares de PRP como terapia pós-cirúrgica no tratamento da RLCCr.

  11. Uso de plasma rico em plaquetas intra-articulares como tratamento pós-cirúrgico da ruptura do ligamento cruzado cranial num cão

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    R.F. Silva

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    Full Text Available Relata-se o caso de um cão que recebeu injeções intra-articulares de plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP durante o pós-operatório do tratamento cirúrgico de ruptura do ligamento cruzado cranial (RLCCr. Os resultados clínicos e da avaliação da marcha mediante plataforma de força neste paciente sugerem a utilização de injeções intra-articulares de PRP como terapia pós-cirúrgica no tratamento da RLCCr.

  12. Plasma rico em plaquetas no tratamento de tendinite induzida em eqüinos: avaliação ultra-sonográfica Platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of induced tendinitis in equines: ultrasonographic evaluation

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    Leandro Maia

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar o efeito do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP no tratamento da tendinite induzida no tendão do músculo flexor digital superficial (TFDS de eqüinos mediante avaliação ultra-sonográfica. Para isso foram utilizados seis eqüinos hígidos machos castrados, com idade de 8-15 anos (x=12 anos. A tendinite do TFDS foi provocada em ambos os membros torácicos, mediante a administração intratendínea de 2,5mg de colagenase (2,5mg.µL-1, sendo esse procedimento considerado o início da fase experimental. Doze dias após a indução da tendinite, os animais foram submetidos a dois tratamentos: sendo que na lesão efetuada no TFDS direito (grupo tratado, GT, foram administrados 2,5mL de PRP ativado com cloreto de cálcio a 0,0125mol.L-1, contendo concentrações variando de 320.000 a 500.000 plaquetas.µL-1; na tendinite do TFDS esquerdo (grupo controle, GC, foram injetados 2,5mL de solução salina a 0,9%. Após cinco dias, os animais foram submetidos à atividade física controlada e progressiva durante 30 dias. Os exames ultra-sonográficos foram realizados antes e após indução da tendinite (48 horas após e no 7º, 12º, 14º, 21º, 28º, 35º, 42º dias do experimento, sendo avaliado a área transversal do tendão (ATT, área transversal da lesão (ATL, o percentual da ATL, a intensidade e ecogenicidade da lesão, assim como o paralelismo das fibras colágenas. Os resultados revelaram redução (PThe objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP in the treatment of induced tendinitis in the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT of horses through ultrasonographic evaluation. Thus, six 8 to15-year-old healthy gelding horses (x=12 years were used. Tendinitis of the SDFT was provoked in both forelimbs via intratendineous administration of 2.5mg of collagenase (2.5mg.mL-1, what was considered as beginning of the experimental phase. Twelve days after induced tendinitis, the horses

  13. Pharmacokinetics of domestic and imported meloxicam tablets following a single dose in healthy volunteers%国产与进口美洛昔康片单次给药后人体药动学

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    戈升荣; 王兰君; 王晓珉; 刘晓琰

    2004-01-01

    目的:比较健康志愿者国产与进口美洛昔康片的人体药动学和相对生物利用度.方法:采用单次给药2周期交叉设计,HPLC法测定12名健康男性志愿者口服15 mg美洛昔康后血药浓度,计算药动学参数和国产片的相对生物利用度.结果:2种制剂的药时曲线符合一级吸收的一室开放模型.国产与进口片的药动学参数分别是AUC0-96 为 (67±s 14) mg·h·L-1和(64±15) mg·h·L-1;AUC0-∞为 (73±19) mg·h·L-1和(70±18) mg·h·L-1;Cmax 为(2.3±0.5) mg*L-1 和(1.6±0.3) mg·L-1;Tmax 为(2.0 ±1.6) h和(6±3) h;T(1)/(2)ke 为(25±6) h和(24±5) h;MRT 为(40±13) h and (39±8) h .方差分析表明两者AUC之间无显著差异(P>0.05),但两者的Cmax和Tmax之间有显著差异(P<0.05).结论:国产片的释药速率比进口片快,其相对生物利用度为(105±13) %.%AIM: To compare the pharmacokinetics and relative bioavailability of domestic and imported meloxicam tablets in healthy volunteers. METHODS: In a random two periods crossover study, 12 healthy male volunteers received a single dose of meloxicam 15 mg of two formulations respectively. The plasma concentration of meloxicam was determined by HPLC method. The pharmacokinetic parameters of the two preparations and the relative bioavailability of domestic tablets were calculated with statistical analysis. RESULTS: The concentration-time plots of the two preparations were in accordance with an open one-compartment model with first-order absorption. The main pharmacokinetic parameters of domestic and imported tablets were (67±s 14) mg·h·L-1 and (64±15) mg·h·L-1 for AUC0-96; (73±19) mg·h·L-1 and (70±18) mg·h·L-1 for AUC0-∞;(2.3±0.5) mg·L-1 and (1.6±0.3) mg·L-1 for Cmax;(2.0±1.6) h and (6±3) h for Tmax; (25±6) h and (24±5) h for T(1)/(2)ke; (40±13) h and (39±8) h for mean residence time (MRT), respectively. Variance analysis showed that there was significant difference in Cmax and Tmax but no significant

  14. USE OF CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF MELOXICAM AND DICLOFENAC ON THE SMALL BOWEL MUCOSA IN PATIENTS WITH ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS: THE FIRST EXPERIENCE

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    A E Karateev

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    Results. SB erosions (n = 3 to 20 or more were found in 11 patients: 5 (71.3% and 6 (75.0% subjects taking meloxicam and diclofenac, respectively (p = 0.82. The average amount of erosions in those receiving meloxicam (6.2+4.7 was less than in those having diclofenac (9.4+7.3; p = 0.13. One patient taking diclofenac was suspected of having Crohn's disease shown by CE and then confirmed by colonoscopy. Conclusion. Meloxicam has demonstrated a less negative effect than diclofenac on SB, although this difference was statistically insignificant. Small and bowel pathology frequently occurs in patients with AS and may be associated not only with the negative effect of the drugs, but also with comorbid inflammatory bowel diseases. There is a need for further studies of the distal gastrointestinal tract and for those of the effect of NSAIDs on the SB.

  15. An evaluation of the analgesic effects of meloxicam in addition to epidural morphine/mepivacaine in dogs undergoing cranial cruciate ligament repair

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    Fowler, David; Isakow, Kevin; Caulkett, Nigel; Waldner, Cheryl

    2003-01-01

    The analgesic efficacy of an epidural morphine/mepivacaine combination alone versus epidural morphine/mepivacaine in combination with meloxicam administered prior to the onset of anesthesia was assessed in 20 dogs undergoing cranial cruciate ligament repair. Numerical and visual analog pain scores were performed prior to anesthesia and at 6, 8, 12, 16, and 24 hours after epidural administration by a trained observer, blinded to treatment. An analgesiometer was used to determine the amount of pressure required to produce an avoidance response at the incision site. Animals that received meloxicam demonstrated a trend toward decreased pain scores over all time periods. Visual analog pain scores tended to be lower in dogs receiving meloxicam across all time periods, with a significant interaction between time and visual analog score at 6 and 8 hours (P mepivacaine conveys improved analgesia as compared with epidural alone. Postoperative analgesia is reliably maintained for 24 hours following administration. PMID:13677595

  16. Validation of high performance liquid chromatography method for determination of meloxicam loaded PEGylated nanocapsules

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    Francine Rodrigues Ianiski

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available abstract A method to ensure that an analytical method will produce reliable and interpretable information about the sample must first be validated, making sure that the results can be trusted and traced. In this study, we propose to validate an analytical high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC method for the quantitation of meloxicam loaded PEGylated nanocapsules(M-PEGNC. We performed a validation study, evaluated parameters including specificity, linearity, quantification limit, detection limit, accuracy, precision and robustness. PEGylated nanocapsules were prepared by interfacial deposition of preformed polymer, and the particle size, polydispersity index, zeta potential, pH value and encapsulation efficiency were characterized. The proposed HPLC method provides selective, linear results in the range of 1.0-40.0 μg/mL; quantification and detection limits were 1.78 μg/mL and 0.59 μg/mL, respectively; relative standard deviation for repeatability was 1.35% and intermediate precision was 0.41% and 0.61% for analyst 1 and analyst 2, respectively; accuracy between 99.23 and 101.79%; robustness between 97.13 and 98.45% for the quantification of M-PEGNC. Mean particle diameters were 261 ± 13 nm and 249 ± 20 nm, polydispersity index was 0.15 ± 0.07 and 0.17 ± 0.06, pH values were 5.0 ± 0.2 and 5.2 ± 0.1, and zeta-potential values were -37.9 ± 3.2 mV e -31.8 ± 2.8 mV for M-PEGNC and placebo(B-PEGNC, respectively. In conclusion, the proposed analytical method is suitable for the quality control of M-PEGNC. Moreover, suspensions showed monomodal size distributions and low polydispersity index indicating high homogeneity of formulations with narrow size distributions, and appropriate pH and zeta potential. The extraction process was efficient for release of meloxicam from nanostructured systems.

  17. Increased plasma levels of soluble ICAM-1 and ELAM-1 (E-selectin) during acute <em>Plasmodium falciparumem> malaria

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    Hviid, L; Theander, T G; Elhassan, I M

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    Acute P. falciparum malaria is associated with a loss of antigen-responsiveness of peripheral T cells, depletion of T cells characterized by high surface expression of the adhesion molecule LFA-1, and increased plasma levels of the T-cell activation marker soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R). In the p......Acute P. falciparum malaria is associated with a loss of antigen-responsiveness of peripheral T cells, depletion of T cells characterized by high surface expression of the adhesion molecule LFA-1, and increased plasma levels of the T-cell activation marker soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R...... significantly correlated, and were furthermore associated with a concomitant increase in plasma levels of sIL-2R. Finally, plasma levels of sICAM-1, but not sELAM-1, were inversely correlated to the fraction of peripheral T cells having high surface expression of LFA-1, the receptor for T-cell adhesion to ICAM...

  18. The concomitant use of meloxicam and methotrexate does not clearly increase the risk of silent kidney and liver damages in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Park, Hee-Jin; Park, Min-Chan; Park, Yong-Beom; Lee, Soo-Kon; Lee, Sang-Won

    2014-06-01

    We investigated whether the concomitant use of meloxicam and methotrexate might induce kidney and liver damages in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We enrolled 101 RA patients with normal kidney and liver functions taking meloxicam and methotrexate concomitantly for more than 6 months. Blood and urine tests were performed. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) were used for evaluating silent kidney and liver damages. Ultrasonography was also performed to exclude structural abnormalities. We adopted 90 mL/min/1.73 mm(2) and 5.3 kPa as the cutoff for an abnormal eGFR and LSM. The mean age (85 women) was 51.9 years. The mean eGFR was 97.0 mL/min/1.73 m(2) and the mean LSM was 4.7 kPa. The mean weekly dose of methotrexate was 13.4 mg. The mean weekly dose of methotrexate did not correlate with eGFR or LSM. Neither the cumulative dose of meloxicam or methotrexate nor the mean weekly dose of methotrexate showed the significant odds ratio or relative risk for abnormal eGFR and LSM values. The use of higher-dose MTX, above 15 mg per week, with meloxicam did not significantly increase the risk for abnormal LSM and eGFR (RR = 2.042, p = 0.185; RR = 0.473, p = 0.218). The concomitant use of meloxicam and MTX did not clearly increase the risk of silent kidney or liver damage in RA patients with normal laboratory results taking MTX and meloxicam concurrently for over 6 months.

  19. Effects of Gum acacia aqueous extract on the histology of the intestine and enzymes of both the intestine and the pancreas of albino rats treated with Meloxicam

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    Ahmed M.A Abd El-Mawla

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs cause gastrointestinal damage both in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, in addition to their undesirable side effects on the pancreas. Meloxicam like all NSAIDs has damaging effects on the gastrointestinal tract including perforations, ulcers and bleeding. Objective: The present work describes the effects of Gum acacia aqueous extract on the histology of intestine and enzymes of both intestine and Pancreas of albino rats treated with Meloxicam. Materials and Methods: This study was performed on four groups of equally weighed male rats, each group included ten animals; the first group was received a diet containing 0.2 mg/kg bw meloxicam per day; the second was given 1gm Gum acacia per day in its diet; the third was given meloxicam followed by gum in the same doses per day; while the fourth group (control rats was placed on a normal diet and water. All rats were received their diet for a period of 21 days. Results: A considerable protective effect of Gum acacia aqueous extract on the histology of intestine of albino rats treated with meloxicam was recorded. In addition, the study displayed a significant increase (P < 0.001 in the intestinal enzymes; lipase, amylase, alkaline phosphatase (ALP and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH in the 1 st and 3 rd groups animals while these enzymes were significantly decreased (P < 0.001 in the 2 nd group when compared with the 4 th control group. Conclusion: This study concluded that Gum acacia provides a protection and defense against the harmful effects of meloxicam therapy used as one of the novel anti-Cox-1 and Cox-2 NSAIDs.

  20. Effects of Gum acacia aqueous extract on the histology of the intestine and enzymes of both the intestine and the pancreas of albino rats treated with Meloxicam

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    Abd El-Mawla, Ahmed M. A.; Osman, Husam Eldien H.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause gastrointestinal damage both in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, in addition to their undesirable side effects on the pancreas. Meloxicam like all NSAIDs has damaging effects on the gastrointestinal tract including perforations, ulcers and bleeding. Objective: The present work describes the effects of Gum acacia aqueous extract on the histology of intestine and enzymes of both intestine and Pancreas of albino rats treated with Meloxicam. Materials and Methods: This study was performed on four groups of equally weighed male rats, each group included ten animals; the first group was received a diet containing 0.2 mg/kg bw meloxicam per day; the second was given 1gm Gum acacia per day in its diet; the third was given meloxicam followed by gum in the same doses per day; while the fourth group (control rats) was placed on a normal diet and water. All rats were received their diet for a period of 21 days. Results: A considerable protective effect of Gum acacia aqueous extract on the histology of intestine of albino rats treated with meloxicam was recorded. In addition, the study displayed a significant increase (P < 0.001) in the intestinal enzymes; lipase, amylase, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in the 1st and 3rd groups animals while these enzymes were significantly decreased (P < 0.001) in the 2nd group when compared with the 4th control group. Conclusion: This study concluded that Gum acacia provides a protection and defense against the harmful effects of meloxicam therapy used as one of the novel anti-Cox-1 and Cox-2 NSAIDs. PMID:21772755

  1. An appraisal of innovative meloxicam mucoadhesive films for periodontal postsurgical pain control: A double-blinded, randomized clinical trial of effectiveness

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    S Raja Rajeswari

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    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Transmucosal analgesic delivery is a promising approach to periodontal postoperative pain management. The purpose of this clinical trial is to appraise the effectiveness of transmucosal drug delivery system with meloxicam films and to identify its minimum effective dosage via this route after periodontal flap surgery. Materials and Methods: The analgesic mucoadhesive films were formulated using meloxicam and hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose polymer by solvent casting method. The sample size consisted of 60 chronic periodontitis patients who require periodontal flap surgery. The subjects were randomized using lottery method into four groups (Group A - 45 mg; B - 30 mg; C - 20 mg; D - 10 mg meloxicam per film. After periodontal flap surgery, the respective meloxicam mucoadhesive films were placed over the surgical site and were removed on 4 th day of postsurgery. The primary outcome measure was postsurgical pain level and recorded at 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , 5 th , 24 th , and 48 th h using a 0-10 mm visual analog scale with markings from 0 = no pain to 10 = extreme pain. Results: The postoperative pain control observed in Groups A and B was found to be effective, and the patient comfort level was very satisfactory. Whereas in Group C, it was found to be high in the first 3 h postsurgically, after which adequate pain relief was seen. Group D exhibited inadequate pain relief. No adverse reactions were noted after applying the film in any of the groups. Conclusion: Transmucosal delivery of meloxicam was found to be effective and safe in postsurgical pain control of periodontal flap surgery. The minimum effective dosage via this route for meloxicam was found to be with 30 mg mucoadhesive films.

  2. Effects of platelet-rich plasma gel on skin healing in surgical wound in horses Efeitos do gel de plasma rico em plaquetas na cicatrização de feridas cirúrgicas na pele de cavalos

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    Rafael DeRossi

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To establish a low-cost method to prepare platelet-rich plasma (PRP and evaluates the potential of platelet derived factors to enhance wound healing in the surgical wounds in equine. METHODS: To obtain a PRP gel, calcium gluconate and autologous thrombin were added to platelet-rich plasma. For the tests six saddle horses were used and two surgical incisions were made in each animal. Wounds were treated with PRP gel or untreated. Sequential wound biopsies collected at Treatment 1: at days 5 and 30 and Treatment 2: at days 15 and 45 post wounding permitted comparison of differentiation markers and wound repair. RESULTS: The optimal platelets enrichment over 4.0 time's baseline values was obtained using 300 g for 10 min on the first centrifugation and 640 g for 10 min on the second centrifugation. CONCLUSION: Wounds treated with PRP gel exhibit more rapid epithelial differentiation and enhanced organization of dermal collagen compared to controls in equineOBJETIVO: Estabelecer um método econômico na preparação de plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP e avaliar se os fatores derivados destas plaquetas aceleram a cicatrização de feridas cirúrgicas em cavalos. MÉTODOS: Gluconato de cálcio e trombina autógena foram adicionados ao PRP para a obtenção do gel de PRP. Foram usados seis cavalos de sela, cada um dos quais sofreu duas incisões cirúrgicas. Uma destas incisões foi tratada com gel de PRP e a outra suturada de maneira tradicional (controle. A biópsia das feridas foi coletada de maneira seqüencial; Tratamento 1. nos dias 5 e 30 e Tratamento 2. nos dias 15 e 45 do período pós-operatório permitindo uma comparação na diferenciação epitelial e no reparo das feridas. RESULTADOS: O enriquecimento das plaquetas obtido através de uma primeira centrifugação usando 300 g por 10 minutos e uma segunda 640 g por 10 minutos acelerou quatro vezes a reparação tecidual em relação ao controle. CONCLUSÃO: As feridas tratadas com gel

  3. O uso do plasma rico em plaquetas associado ao aspirado de medular óssea na osteotomia tibial tipo puddu The use of platelet rich plasma enriched with bone marrow aspirate in puddu tibial osteotomy

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    Caio Oliveira D'Elia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O presente estudo procurou avaliar a aplicação do plasma rico em plaquetas associado ao aspirado de medular óssea como substituto ósseo ao enxerto autólogo do ilíaco nas osteotomias tibiais proximais de cunha de adição medial (OTCAM. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 25 pacientes submetidos a OTCAM divididos de forma randomizada em dois grupos, grupo ilíaco, 14 pacientes submetidos a OTCAM nos quais se utilizou o enxerto autólogo do ilíaco para preencher o sitio da osteotomia, grupo PRP, 11 pacientes submetidos a OTCAM nos quais se utilizou um composto formado por plasma rico em plaquetas associado ao aspirado de medular ósseo para preencher o sitio da osteotomia. Foram avaliados o sangramento (variação dos níveis de hemoglobina e hematócrito e a dor (escala visual analógica -EVA, comparando os grupos em relação a essas variáveis. RESULTADOS: Não foram observadas diferenças entre os grupos no que se refere à variação dos níveis de hemoglobina (p = 0,820 e hematócrito (p = 0,323. Os grupos não foram diferentes em relação à intensidade da dor segundo a EVA (p = 0,538. CONCLUSÃO: O uso do PRP associado ao aspirado de medular óssea nas OTCAM não demonstrou vantagem sobre a utilização do enxerto autólogo do ilíaco no que se refere a dor e sangramento.OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed in order to evaluate the use of platelet rich plasma associated to bone marrow aspirate, substituting autologous iliac bone graft in medial opening wedge osteotomy (OWHTO. METHODS: Twenty-five patients were submitted to tibial opening wedge osteotomy, being divided into two groups. Iliac group: 14 patients submitted to OWHTO, using autologous iliac bone graft to fill the gap. PRP group: 11 patients using platelet rich plasma associated to bone marrow aspirate to fill the gap. We evaluated bleeding (hemoglobin and hematocrit levels and pain (visual analogic scale-VAS, then we compared the groups regarding these variables

  4. Indirect flow-injection spectrophotometric determination of meloxicam, tenoxicam and piroxicam in pharmaceutical formulations.

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    Al-Momani, Idrees F

    2006-12-01

    A simple and sensitive indirect spectrophotometric method for the assay of meloxicam (MX), tenoxicam (TX) and piroxicam (PX) in pure and in pharmaceutical formulations by flow injection analysis (FIA) has been proposed. The method is based on the oxidation of these drugs by a known excess of N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) in an acidic medium, followed by a reaction of excess oxidant with chloranilic acid (CAA) to bleach its purple color. The absorbance values increased linearly with increasing concentrations of the drugs. Variables, such as the acidity, reagent concentrations, flow rate of reagents and other FI parameters were optimized to produce the most sensitive and reproducible results. The system obeyed Beer's low over concentration ranges of 10 - 160, 20 - 200 and 10 - 160 microg/ml for MX, TX and PX, respectively. The common excipients and additives did not interfere with their determinations. The method was successfully applied to the determinations of MX, TX and PX in various pharmaceutical preparations. The results obtained by the proposed method were found to be in good agreement with those found by the official HPLC methods.

  5. Acute Toxicity Test of Meloxicam%美洛昔康急性毒性研究

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    余启枝; 熊增慧; 黄汉明; 凌艳

    2006-01-01

    目的:观察美洛昔康(meloxicam)经两种给药途径对大、小鼠的急性毒性反应,评价其安全性.方法:以小鼠和大鼠为对象,将美洛昔康按灌胃和腹腔注射两种给药方式进行急性毒性试验,用Bliss法测得LD50及95%置信限.结果:小鼠ig给药LD50:840.0(668.0~1 057.0)mg·kg-1.小鼠ip给药LD50:143.9(111.7~185.5)mg·kg-1.大鼠ig给药LD50:219.9(186.1~259.9)mg·kg-1.大鼠ip给药LD50:116.4(98.3~137.9)mg·kg-1.结论:美洛昔康属于低等毒性物质.

  6. Study of sodium hyaluronate-based intranasal formulations containing micro- or nanosized meloxicam particles.

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    Bartos, Csilla; Ambrus, Rita; Sipos, Péter; Budai-Szűcs, Mária; Csányi, Erzsébet; Gáspár, Róbert; Márki, Árpád; Seres, Adrienn B; Sztojkov-Ivanov, Anita; Horváth, Tamás; Szabó-Révész, Piroska

    2015-08-01

    This article reports on the micro- and nanonization of meloxicam (MEL) with the aim of developing pre-dispersions as intermediates for the design of intranasal formulations. As a new approach, combined wet milling technology was developed in order to reduce the particle size of the MEL. Different milling times resulted in micro- or nanosized MEL in the pre-dispersions with polyvinyl alcohol as stabilizer agent, which were directly used for preparing intranasal liquid formulations with the addition of sodium hyaluronate as mucoadhesive agent. Reduction of the MEL particle size into the nano range led to increased saturation solubility and dissolution velocities, and increased adhesiveness to surfaces as compared with microsized MEL particles. A linear correlation was demonstrated between the specific surface area of MEL and the AUC. The in vitro and in vivo studies indicated that the longer residence time and the uniform distribution of nano MEL spray throughout an artificial membrane and the nasal mucosa resulted in better diffusion and a higher AUC. Nanosized MEL may be suggested for the development of an innovative dosage form with a different dose of the drug, as a possible administration route for pain management.

  7. Quantification of 4-nerolidylcatechol from Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae in rat plasma samples by HPLC-UV Quantificação de 4-nerolidilcatecol de Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae em amostras de plasma de rato por CLAE-UV

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    Kênnia Rocha Rezende

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available The oral dosages formulations from Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae can only be therapeutically evaluated after establishing 4-nerolidylcatechol (4-NRC pharmacokinetic profile in plasma. For that purpose, a unique analytical method validation using HPLC-UV detection was developed for analysis of rat plasma samples. The animals received 10 mg/kg b.w. of 4-NRC i.v.. Analytical conditions were set with C18 column, methanol: acetonitrile: water (62:20:18 as mobile phase, and a flow rate of 1.6 mL/min. The assay was linear from 1.0 - 80.0 mcg/mL. The recovery procedure was performed by liquid-liquid extraction showing quantitative extraction (106.4±8.7%. Limit of Quantification (LOQ was found to be 1.0 mcg/mL. Interassay precision and accuracy ranged from values of 14.4-3.0% and 24.0-0.2%, respectively. Recovery after liquid-liquid extraction was found to be 106.5 ± 3%. The method is simple and reliable with total run time of less than 15 min.O 4-nerolidilcatecol representa o metabólito secundário mais abundante de Pothomorphe umbellata (Piperaceae, cujo uso terapêutico deve ser fundamentado após a caracterização farmacocinética do mesmo (4-nerolidicatecol. Os níveis séricos de animais tratados com 10 mg/kg do fármaco i.v. foram avaliados por validação analítica em CLAE-UV. As condições cromatográficas empregadas foram fase móvel de acetonitrila:metanol:água (62:20:18, coluna RP-18, fluxo de 1,6 mL/min e detector UV em 282 nm, com tempo total de corrida inferior a 15 minutos. Observou-se linearidade do 4-NRC em plasmas na faixa de 1,0 a 80,0 mcg/mL, com valores de precisão e exatidão entre 14,4-3,0% e 24,0-0,2%, respectivamente. O procedimento de extração líquido-líquido apresentou reprodutível e com recuperação quantitativa (106,5%±3,0%.

  8. Desenvolvimento de uma fase extratora com polímeros de impressão molecular para extração em fase sólida de Venlafaxina, O-desmetilvenlafaxina e N-desmetilvenlafaxina em amostras de plasmas e análises por cromatografia líquida de ultra eficiência acoplada à espectometria de massas em tandem (UPLC-MS/MS).

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    A venlafaxina (VEN), em razão de sua eficácia e brandos efeitos adversos, tem sido um dos antidepressivos mais prescritos no tratamento da depressão e ansiedade. Neste trabalho, um método analítico empregando as técnicas MISPE miniaturizada e cromatografia líquida acoplada à espectrometria de massas em Tandem, foi utilizado para a determinação de VEN e seus principais metabólitos em amostras de plasma para fins de monitorização terapêutica. A fase MIP foi sintetizada via polimerização radical...

  9. Creep behavior of plasma carburized Ti-6Al-4V alloy; Comportamento em fluencia da liga Ti-6Al-4V carbonetada por plasma

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    Oliveira, Veronica Mara Cortez Alves de; Barboza, Miguel Justino Ribeiro; Silva, Mariane Capellari Leite da; Pinto, Catia Gisele; Suzuki, Paulo Atsushi [Universidade de Sao Paulo (EEL/USP), Lorena, SP (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia; Reis, Danieli Aparecida Pereira; Piorino Neto, Francisco [Instituto de Aeronautica e Espaco (IAE/DCTA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Machado, Joao Paulo B. [Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil)

    2010-07-01

    This paper aims to evaluate the effect of plasma carburizing on the Ti-6Al-4V alloy submitted to creep tests. The results showed that the alloy Ti-6Al-4V had a hardness of 334 ± 18 HV. After treatment thermochemical by plasma, was observed the formation of a layer of average thickness of 1,5 μm and hardness of 809 ± 79 HV due to the presence of TiC phase identified by X-ray diffraction. The treatment increased the values of average roughness of 1,28 to 2,02 μm. The creep properties of carburized specimens were improved in comparison with those of the uncarburized Ti-6Al-4V alloy. (author)

  10. Carburizing plasma in a low temperature austenitic stainless steel AISI 304; Cementacao a plasma em baixa temperatura de um aco inoxidavel austenitico AISI 304

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    Mota, W.T.; Ramos, F.D.; Rocha, R.C.; Barcelos, M.V.; Barcelos, M.A., E-mail: welber.tmota@gmail.com [Instituto Federal do Espirito Santo (IFES), ES (Brazil)

    2014-07-01

    The industrial use of thermochemical treatment assisted by the cold plasma has been widely employed in recent years, mainly oriented to the excellent results obtained in the surface modification of engineering materials, when compared to more traditional methods. In this work, we studied the plasma carburizing low temperature steel AISI 304 mechanical parts used in construction. The thermochemical treatment was performed at a fixed gas atmosphere 7% CH{sub 4} (g) and 93 % H{sub 2} (g), 350 ° C and times of 1, 3 and 5 hours. Samples being tested for Vickers hardness, abrasive microwear, microstructure evaluation by optical microscopy and SEM and X-ray diffraction. The results show significant improvement in surface hardness, wear resistance and good formation of expanded austenite layer and no identifiers peaks of carbides. The results achieved are due to diffusion/adsorption of carbon present in the gaseous atmosphere to the evaluated samples. (author)

  11. Study creep in 4340 steels with different microstructure and plasma carbon nitridation processing; Estudo de fluencia em acos 4340 com diferentes microestruturas e tratamento de carbonitretacao a plasma

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    Abdalla, A.J., E-mail: abdalla@ieav.cta.b [Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia Aeroespacial (IEAv/DCTA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Estudos Avancados; Carrer, I.R.; Barboza, M.J.R.; Baggio-Scheid, V.H. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (EEL/USP), Lorena, SP (Brazil). Escola de Engenharia; Moura Neto, C.; Reis, D.A.P. [Departamento de Ciencia e Tecnologia Aeroespacial (ITA/DCTA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. Tecnologico de Aeronautica

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    From the AISI 4340 bars specimens were made-for-test of creep, they were subjected to different heat treatments for the formation of multiphase microstructures. After this initial treatment, a lot of the specimens were tested in creep. One second batch of specimens was treated with a plasma carbonitriding, and later, were also tested. The carbonitriding layer and microstructure were characterized with X-ray analysis, laser confocal microscopy and hardness testing. Tests showed that the hardness in the steel was reduced due to thermochemical treatment at 500 deg C. We observed variation in creep behavior due to different microstructures formed. After the plasma treatment, there was a considerable reduction in the rate of creep and an increase in the time required for fracture. (author)

  12. Voltammetric Determination of Meloxicam in Pharmaceutical Formulation and Human Serum at Glassy Carbon Electrode Modified by Cysteic Acid Formed by Electrochemical Oxidation of L-cysteine

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    Xiao Ya Hu

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available The improvement of electrochemical detection of meloxicam is presented bymodification of a glassy carbon electrode with anionic layer of cysteic acid providingelectrostatic accumulation of the analyte onto the electrode surface. The modificationformed by electrochemical oxidation of L-cysteine was performed by cycling potential incysteine solution. The anodic peak current obtained at 1.088 V (vs. Ag/AgCl byvoltammetry was linearly dependent on the meloxicam concentration in the range of 4.3 ×10-8 ~ 8.5 × 10-6 M in the B-R buffer solution (0.04 M, pH 1.86 with a correlationcoefficient of 0.999. The detection limit (S/N = 3 is 1.5 × 10-9 M. The low-cost modifiedelectrode shows good sensitivity, selectivity and stability and has been applied to thedetermination of meloxicam in pharmaceutical formulation and spiked serum withsatisfactory results. The electrochemical reaction mechanism of meloxicam was discussed.

  13. Operation circuits of emissive probes for determination of potentials in discharge plasmas; Circuitos de operacao de sondas emissivas para a determinacao de potenciais em plasmas de descargas eletricas

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    Petraconi, G.; Maciel, H.S.; Borges, C. [Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial, Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil). Inst. Tecnologico de Aeronautica. Lab. de Plasmas e Processos

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    In this paper two circuits for plasma potential measurement are presented. The first one is an emissive probe control circuit for fast probe characteristics reading. The second one is a differential emissive probe control circuit that adjusts the bias voltage automatically and allows a direct potential measurement. These circuits present inconveniences if the characteristic of the probe does not exhibit an ideal saturation of the current as show the results obtained in continuous current discharge and RF discharge. (author)

  14. Experimental study on the effect of oral meloxicam administration in sows on pre-weaning mortality and growth and immunoglobulin G transfer to piglets.

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    Mainau, Eva; Temple, Déborah; Manteca, Xavier

    2016-04-01

    Parturation is an intrinsically risky and painful process for both the sow and the piglets that can cause welfare and economic problems. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been demonstrated to partially alleviate inflammation and pain after farrowing in sows. NSAIDs effects on piglet mortality and performance show discrepancies and no previous studies have investigated the underlying mechanism. The effects of oral meloxicam treatment to sows on immunoglobulin G (IgG) transfer to piglets around farrowing were investigated. A total of 30 multiparous sows were randomly treated with either oral meloxicam or a mock administration as control group. Treatment was administered as soon as possible at the beginning of the farrowing. A total of 325 piglets were individually weighed at farrowing (day 0) and at weaning (day +21) and piglet mortality was registered during lactation. Four piglets per sow (two piglets suckling from anterior teats and two piglets suckling from posterior teats) were selected for blood sampling at day +1, day +2 and day +20 for IgG analyses. Oral meloxicam treatment to sows significantly increased weight at weaning (mean±SE: 6563±86.3g from oral meloxicam group and 6145±103.2g from control group; P=0.0017) and ADG (mean±SE: 236±3.4g/day from oral meloxicam group and 217±4.5g/day from control group; Pmeloxicam group and 6.8% from control group; P=0.89). IgG levels in piglets from the sows treated with oral meloxicam were significantly higher than the control group at day +1 (mean; median [95% CI] for median=31.9; 31.7 [29.6-33.6] vs. 27.9; 26.8 [25.9-28.3] mg/ml, P=0.0013) and day +2 (27.6; 27.0 [24.8-29.6] vs. 24.5; 24.2 [22.1-25.3] mg/ml, P=0.01). However, at day +20, IgG level in piglet serum was not significantly affected by the treatment (7.6; 7.6 [6.7-8.4] vs. 7.1; 6.9 [6.4-7.3] mg/ml, P=0.59). The administration of meloxicam orally at the beginning of the farrowing in multiparous sows increased the concentration of IgG in

  15. The effect of meloxicam on pain sensitivity, rumination time, and clinical signs in dairy cows with endotoxin-induced clinical mastitis.

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    Fitzpatrick, C E; Chapinal, N; Petersson-Wolfe, C S; DeVries, T J; Kelton, D F; Duffield, T F; Leslie, K E

    2013-05-01

    The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate the use of a pressure algometer and an automated rumination monitoring system to assess changes in pain sensitivity and rumination time in response to endotoxin-induced clinical mastitis and (2) evaluate the effect of the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug meloxicam on pain sensitivity and rumination time, as well as other clinical signs, in dairy cattle with endotoxin-induced clinical mastitis. Clinical mastitis was induced in 12 primiparous and 12 multiparous lactating dairy cows by intramammary infusion of 25 µg of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into 1 uninfected quarter. Immediately after, half the cows were injected subcutaneously with meloxicam (treated group) and half with the same volume of a placebo solution (control group). Pain sensitivity was assessed by measuring the difference in pressure required to elicit a response on the control and challenged quarter using an algometer 3 d before, immediately before, and at 3, 6, 12, and 24h after LPS infusion and either meloxicam or placebo injection. Rumination was continuously monitored from 2 d before to 3 d after LPS infusion using rumination loggers. Udder edema, body temperature, somatic cell score, and dry matter intake were also monitored to evaluate the occurrence and the duration of the inflammation after LPS infusion. In control animals, the difference in the pressure applied to the control and challenged quarters (control - challenged quarter) increased by 1.1 ± 0.4 kg of force 6h after LPS infusion compared with the baseline, suggesting an increase in pain sensitivity in the challenged quarter. Neither the LPS infusion nor the meloxicam treatment had an effect on daily rumination time. However, the rumination diurnal pattern on the day of LPS infusion showed an overall deviation from the baseline pattern. Cows spent less time ruminating in the hours following LPS infusion and more time ruminating later in the day. Meloxicam did not alter

  16. Estudo biomecânico e morfológico da cicatrização da parede abdominal sob ação de meloxicam Biomechanical and morphological study in rats’ abdominal wall healing under meloxicam action

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    João Ricardo F. Tognini

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo biomecânico e morfológico da cicatrização da parede abdominal de ratos sob ação do meloxicam. Os 60 ratos do grupo controle receberam meloxicam na dose única diária de 0,5mg.kg-1 ou 0,3 ml de solução salina de cloreto de sódio a 0,9% via intramuscular por 4 dias consecutivos. Os 60 ratos do grupo experimento foram submetidos a laparotomia e posterior síntese por técnica padronizada. Os animais desse grupo também receberam meloxicam ou solução salina da mesma maneira do grupo controle. No 5° ,10° ou 15° dias de observação os animais foram avaliados quanto a curva ponderal e os segmentos contendo cicatrizes de laparotomias foram submetidos a análise de força de rotura por meio de um tensiômetro e análise histológica (quantificação de colágeno e macrófagos com auxílio de um programa informatizado. Os resultados foram submetidos a testes estatísticos (alfa#0,05. A curva ponderal mostrou menor perda de peso nos animais que receberam meloxicam no 5° dia de observação, provavelmente devido a menor dor pós-operatória. O teste de rotura e a análise histológica não mostraram diferenças significantes entre os grupos, demonstrando que o meloxicam não interfere na cicatrização. Conclui-se que o meloxicam não induz a alterações biomecânicas e morfológicas na cicatrização da ferida operatória da parede abdominal de ratos.A biomechanical / morphological study in rats’ abdominal wall healing and Meloxicam was performed in 120 male wistar rats. The 60 animals in the control group were injected Meloxicam IM (0,5mg.kg-1 or saline soluction (NaCl 0,9% in the initial four consecutive days. The 60 animals in the experimental group carried out standart laparotomie and closure. Each animal in the initial four days was injected meloxicam or saline soluction in the same way of the control group. About the 5th, 10th or 15th post-operative day the animals weith-body were measured and segments of

  17. A hybrid thermo-sensitive chitosan gel for sustained release of Meloxicam.

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    Wang, Ye; Chen, Minyan; Li, Xiang; Huang, Yongzhuo; Liang, Wenquan

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this work was to develop a multi-phase gel system for sustained release drug delivery. A thermo-sensitive hydrogel composed of chitosan and glycerol was prepared, and then an o/w emulsion was introduced to the thermo-sensitive gel in order to modulate the gelation behavior. Meloxicam was chosen as a model drug in this study and its release profile was investigated. This study revealed that the factors such as pH, chitosan molecular mass and glycerol concentration could significantly influence the gel formation. Chitosan with a molecular mass of 950 kDa and glycerol proportion ranging from 30 to 60% can form a pH-dependent thermo-sensitive gel system. Both the chitosan-glycerol gel and chitosan-glycerol-emulsion gel systems were applied in delivering drugs. The drug release from the two gels was both in Higuchi mode. Higuchi moduli were 3.04 x 10(-3) mg x h((1/2)) in the chitosan-glycerol-emulsion gel and 1.28 mg x h((1/2)) in the chitosan- glycerol gel. The former was significantly slower in sustained release. The in vivo investigation on the chitosan-glycerol gel indicated that the gel may be useful in sustained drug release in situ. Thermosensitive hydrogels composed of chitosan and glycerol were well formed and could act as a sustained release drug carrier in the work, it showed that this hybrid thermo-sensitive hydrogel system may be a promising sustained release drug carrier.

  18. 美洛昔康的合成%Synthesis of Meloxicam

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    黄爱军; 张立颖

    2000-01-01

    @@ 美洛昔康(meloxicam,1),化学名4-羟基-2-甲基-N-(5-甲基-2-噻唑基)-2H-1,2-苯并噻嗪-3-甲酰胺1,1-二氧化物,是德国Boehringer Ingelheim公司开发的一种烯醇酸非甾体抗炎药[1].1996年首次在南非上市.它能选择性地抑制环氧合酶-2(COX-2),具有显著而持久的抗炎作用和一定的镇痛、解热作用.其作用强于目前常用的NSAID如吡咯昔康、双氯芬酸钠、吲哚美辛、萘普生,而剂量却低得多,且对胃肠道的损伤很小.因此,1是一个疗效好、副作用少、药动学优良、服用方便的新型NSAID,主要用于治疗骨关节炎和风湿性关节炎[2].国内已有进口,但未见生产.文献[3]报道1是由4-羟基-2-甲基-2H-1,2-苯并噻嗪-3-羧酸乙酯1,1-二氧化物(2)和2-氨基-5-

  19. Utilization of spray drying technique for improvement of dissolution and anti-inflammatory effect of Meloxicam.

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    Shazly, Gamal; Badran, Mohamed; Zoheir, Khairy; Alomrani, Abdullah

    2015-01-01

    Meloxicam (MLX) is a poorly water-soluble non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The main objective of the present work was to enhance the dissolution of MLX and thus its bioavailability by the aid of additives. The novelty of this work rises from the utilization of spray drying technology to produce micro particulates solid dispersion systems containing MLX in the presence of small amount of additives. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and Scan Electron Microscope (SEM) were used for studying the physico-chemical and morphological properties of MLX samples. The dissolution of MLX samples was investigated in two different pH media. The morphology of MLX solid dispersion micro-particles was spherical in shape according to SEM. FT-IR profiles indicated that a complex was formed between MLX and the additives. DSC patterns of the MLX micro-particles suggested a reduction in the crystallinity of MLX and probability of presence of an interaction between MLX and the additives. The rate of dissolution of the spray-dried MLX enhanced as compared with the unprocessed MLX in both acidic and neutral media. It was found that 100% of the added MLX released within 5 min in phosphate buffer dissolution medium (pH 7.4) compared to that of the unprocessed MLX (15% in 60 min). Such increase rate in the dissolution of the spray dried MLX could be attributed to the increase in wettability of MLX particles and the hydrophilic nature of the additives. The anti-inflammatory effect of the spray dried MLX was explored using formalin induced rat paw edema model. The spray-dried samples showed an increase in the anti-inflammatory activity of MLX as compared to the unprocessed MLX. This work reveals that the spray drying technique is suitable for preparation of micro-particles with improved dissolution and anti-inflammatory effect of MLX.

  20. Analgesic effects of meloxicam, morphine sulfate, flunixin meglumine, and xylazine hydrochloride in African-clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis).

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    Coble, Dondrae J; Taylor, Douglas K; Mook, Deborah M

    2011-05-01

    We evaluated analgesic use and analgesiometry in aquatic African-clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis). We used the acetic acid test (AAT) to assess the analgesic potential of systemic xylazine hydrochloride, meloxicam, flunixin meglumine, and morphine sulfate after injection into the dorsal lymph sac. Flunixin meglumine provided better analgesia than did the other drugs, most evident at 5 and 9 h after administration. Because the AAT was associated with the development of dermal lesions, we discontinued use of this assay and chose the Hargreaves test as an alternative method of measuring nociception in Xenopus. This assay is commonly performed in rodents, but its efficacy in an aquatic species such as Xenopus was unknown prior to this study. We found that the Hargreaves test was an effective measure of nociception in Xenopus, and we used it to evaluate the effectiveness of the nonopiod agents xylazine hydrochloride, meloxicam, and flunixin meglumine both in the absence of surgery and after surgical oocyte harvest. Similar to findings from the AAT, flunixin meglumine provided better analgesia in the Hargreaves test than did the other agents when analyzed in the absence of surgical intervention. Results were equivocal after oocyte harvest. Although surgical oocyte harvest is a common procedure in Xenopus, and currently there are no published recommendations for analgesia after this invasive surgery. Future studies are needed to clarify the efficacy of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs for that purpose.

  1. Analgesic Effects of Meloxicam, Morphine Sulfate, Flunixin Meglumine, and Xylazine Hydrochloride in African-Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis)

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    Coble, Dondrae J; Taylor, Douglas K; Mook, Deborah M

    2011-01-01

    We evaluated analgesic use and analgesiometry in aquatic African-clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis). We used the acetic acid test (AAT) to assess the analgesic potential of systemic xylazine hydrochloride, meloxicam, flunixin meglumine, and morphine sulfate after injection into the dorsal lymph sac. Flunixin meglumine provided better analgesia than did the other drugs, most evident at 5 and 9 h after administration. Because the AAT was associated with the development of dermal lesions, we discontinued use of this assay and chose the Hargreaves test as an alternative method of measuring nociception in Xenopus. This assay is commonly performed in rodents, but its efficacy in an aquatic species such as Xenopus was unknown prior to this study. We found that the Hargreaves test was an effective measure of nociception in Xenopus, and we used it to evaluate the effectiveness of the nonopiod agents xylazine hydrochloride, meloxicam, and flunixin meglumine both in the absence of surgery and after surgical oocyte harvest. Similar to findings from the AAT, flunixin meglumine provided better analgesia in the Hargreaves test than did the other agents when analyzed in the absence of surgical intervention. Results were equivocal after oocyte harvest. Although surgical oocyte harvest is a common procedure in Xenopus, and currently there are no published recommendations for analgesia after this invasive surgery. Future studies are needed to clarify the efficacy of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs for that purpose. PMID:21640031

  2. Avaliação farmacocinética de comprimidos contendo lamivudina e zidovudina em plasma humano Pharmacokinetic evaluation of lamivudine and zidovudine tablets in human plasma

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    João Eudes do Nascimento

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo se propõe a avaliar o perfil farmacocinético de comprimidos contendo lamivudina e zidovudina associados, produzidos pelo Laboratório Farmacêutico do Estado de Pernambuco - LAFEPE. O medicamento foi administrado em 10 voluntários sadios e foram observadas as concentrações plasmáticas dos dois anti-retrovirais durante 12 horas. A partir das concentrações plasmáticas foi possível encontrar os parâmetros farmacocinéticos de ambos os fármacos através de cálculos estatísticos. Os resultados obtidos foram comparados com aqueles resultantes de experimentos realizados por outros autores descritos neste trabalho, em que se verificou não haver diferenças significativas entre os valores encontrados e os descritos na literatura e que o fato dos anti-retrovirais estarem associados na mesma formulação não modificou o perfil cinético de nenhuma das substâncias.The purpose of this work was an evaluation of the pharmacokinetic profile from lamivudine and zidovudine combination tablets, produced by Laboratório Farmacêutico do Estado de Pernambuco - LAFEPE. The formulation was administered in 10 volunteers and the concentration-time serum profile was observed from both antiretroviral agents during 12 hours. From concentration-time serum profile the pharmacokinetic parameters for both drugs were calculated by statistical methods. The results were compared with those from experiments carried out by other authors referred in this paper. Differences between the results obtained herein and those from other authors were not significant. The kinetic profile for both substances was not modified by the anti-retroviral combination.

  3. Evaluation of the influence of meloxicam and flunixin meglumine on the apoptosis of peripheral blood CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in calves.

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    Maślanka, T; Jaroszewski, J J; Markiewicz, W; Jakubowski, P

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the study was to determine whether treatment with recommended doses of meloxicam or flunixin had an effect on the apoptosis of peripheral blood T lymphocytes in calves. The study was carried out on 4-5 months old calves (n = 24, 8 per group). Experimental animals were injected subcutaneously with a single dose of 0.5 mg x kg(-1) of meloxicam or intravenously with 3 doses of 2.2 mg x kg(-1) day(-1) of flunixin. The non-treatment animals served as control. Blood samples were taken at day 0 and at days 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 14 after the first NSAIDs injection. Apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry using Annexin V-PE/7-AAD staining. The kinetic analysis of apoptosis in the total lymphocyte population, as well as in the CD4+ and CD8+ subsets did not reveal significant differences in the frequency of early apoptotic cells between control and experimental groups throughout the period studied. Although, 24 h after administration of the first dose of NSAIDs, late-stage apoptosis/necrosis was significantly increased in the total lymphocyte population (the meloxicam group), as well as in the CD4+ (the meloxicam group and the flunixin group) and CD8+ (the flunixin group) subsets of T cells. However, this disturbance was transient, relatively poorly expressed and, thus, unlikely to be of clinical significance. Our results indicate that the use of meloxicam or flunixin in accordance with the recommended dosage regimen in cattle do not have a clinically significant influence on apoptosis of peripheral blood T cells.

  4. A comparative study of the effects of meloxicam and flunixin meglumine (NSAIDs) as adjunctive therapy on interferon and tumor necrosis factor production in calves suffering from enzootic bronchopneumonia.

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    Bednarek, D; Zdzisińska, B; Kondracki, M; Rzeski, W; Paduch, R; Kandefer-Szerszeń, M

    2003-01-01

    The study was performed on 18 Black-and-White Lowland Breed calves with clinical signs of enzootic bronchopneumonia divided into three groups and respectively treated with oxytetracycline and meloxicam--Group I (9 animals); oxytetracycline and flunixin meglumine--Group II (3 animals); and oxytetracycline only--Group III (6 animals--control). The following observations were recorded before treatment (1st day) and two days later (3rd day): body temperature, the serum level of interferon (IFN) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) as well as cytokine production by bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells. The treatment of calves with a combination of oxytetracycline and meloxicam (Group I) and especially with oxytetracycline and flunixin meglumine (Group II) caused a significantly faster, in comparison to the control group, normalization of body temperature. Both drugs, meloxicam and especially flunixin meglumine, inhibited excessive TNF production in the organism (measured as the serum level of cytokine). Moreover, BAL cells isolated from calves treated with both NSAIDs were still able, ex vivo, to release TNF, in contrast to the control group (treated only with tetracycline) which lost the ability to produce TNF. The treatment of the calves with meloxicam and flunixin meglumine did not significantly influence the levels of IFN in sera but normalized ex vivo IFN production in BAL cells. These results suggest that the combination of meloxicam with an antibiotic or flunixin meglumine with an antibiotic which does not exert an immunosuppressive influence on the organism of calves suffering from enzootic bronchopneumonia is equally effective in the treatment of calves and superior to the antibiotic alone.

  5. Baixas concentrações plasmáticas de zinco em pacientes pediátricos com cirrose Low plasma zinc concentrations in pediatric patients with cirrhosis

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    Ana C. R. Schneider

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar a concentração plasmática de zinco em crianças e adolescentes cirróticos e investigar a associação entre esses resultados e a ingestão dietética de zinco, os dados antropométricos e a gravidade da doença hepática. MÉTODOS: As concentrações plasmáticas de zinco foram avaliadas por espectrofotometria de absorção atômica em 30 crianças e adolescentes com cirrose (105,0±60,0 meses; 22 meninas e 27 hígidas e sem doença hepática (122,3±47,3 meses, 14 meninas. Os dados relacionados ao zinco dietético foram avaliados por registro de ingestão alimentar de 3 dias. A antropometria incluiu peso, altura, espessura da dobra cutânea, circunferência braquial e área muscular do braço. A gravidade da doença hepática foi classificada de acordo com os critérios de Child-Pugh, MELD e PELD. RESULTADOS: As concentrações plasmáticas de zinco dos indivíduos controles e dos pacientes foram 105,69±19,46 e 75,44±24,45 μg/dL, respectivamente (p OBJECTIVE: To determine plasma zinc concentrations in children and adolescents with cirrhosis and to investigate the association between these results and dietary zinc intake, anthropometric data, and severity of liver disease. METHODS: Plasma zinc concentration was assessed by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 30 children and adolescents with cirrhosis (105.0±60.0 months; 22 girls and 27 without liver disease (122.3±47.3 months, 14 girls. Dietary zinc data were evaluated by 3-day food intake records. Anthropometry measures included height, weight, skinfold thickness, brachial circumference, and upper arm muscle size. Severity of liver disease was classified according to the Child-Pugh, MELD, and PELD criteria. RESULTS: The mean (± standard deviation plasma zinc concentrations in control subjects and patients were 105.69±19.46 and 75.44±24.45 μg/dL, respectively (p < 0.001. No associations were found between anthropometric measures, dietary zinc intake, and

  6. Non linear dynamic of Langmuir and electromagnetic waves in space plasmas; Dinamica nao linear de ondas de Langmuir e eletromagneticas em plasmas espaciais

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    Guede, Jose Ricardo Abalde

    1995-11-01

    The aim of this work is to study the nonlinear dynamics of Langmuir and electromagnetic waves in space plasmas. Firstly, the generalized Zakharov equations are derived which are used to study the hybrid parametric instability involving the generation of daughter Langmuir, electromagnetic and ion-acoustic waves induced by two counter-propagating Langmuir pump waves with different amplitudes based on a coupled dispersion relation. Secondly, starting from the generalized Zakharov equations the linear and nonlinear coupled mode theories of three-wave and four-wave parametric interactions are developed, respectively. In three-waves processes, a Langmuir wave decays into another Langmuir wave and an ion-acoustic wave (electrostatic parametric decay) or into an electromagnetic wave and an ion-acoustic wave (electromagnetic parametric decay). In four-wave (modulational) processes, the interaction involves two wave triplets: in the decay triplet a pump wave couples with a low-frequency wave to generate a Stokes wave, and in the fusion triplets: in the decay triplet a pump wave couples with a low-frequency wave to generate a Stokes wave, and in the fusion triplet the coupling of a pump wave with a low-frequency wave generate an anti-Stokes wave. These modulational processes are convective and resonant processes wherein the low-frequency modes are Eigenmodes of plasma and are known as the stimulated modulational processes. Four such processes are investigated in this thesis: two with Langmuir pump waves (electrostatic and hybrid stimulated modulation processes) and the other two with electromagnetic pump waves (stimulated modulation Brillouin scattering and electromagnetic stimulated modulation process). Applications of the theoretical results in space plasmas are discussed. In particular, it is shown that the electrostatic and electromagnetic parametric decay processes of Langmuir waves can model the generation and modulation of radio emissions and Langmuir waves in the

  7. Perbedaan Tolerabilitas Meloxicam dengan Natrium Diklofenak terhadap Saluran Cerna pada Pasien Rawat Jalan di PoliklinikPenyakit Saraf Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut Dr. Mintohardjo Jakarta 2011

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    Lailan Azizah

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    Full Text Available Abstrak Obat anti inflamasi non steroid dihubungkan dengan insiden efek samping yang tinggi terhadap saluran cerna. Penghambatan enzim siklooksigenase merupakan dasar efikasi dan toksisitas obat anti inflamasi non steroid. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengevaluasi jenis obat anti inflamasi non steroid yang digunakan di poliklinik penyakit saraf Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut (Rumkital Dr. Mintohardjo Jakarta dan mengevaluasi tolerabilitas meloxicam 15 mg dengan natrium diklofenak 100 mg terhadap saluran cerna. Metode penelitian ini observasi cross-sectional dan cohortprospektif pada periode Desember 2010–Maret 2011. Pengambilan data mengenai keluhan dispepsia terkait penggunaan obat anti inflamasi non steroid terdiri dari nyeri abdomen atas, mual, muntah, kembung abdomen, dan cepat kenyang dilakukan melalui wawancara berdasarkan kuesioner the porto alegre dyspeptic symptoms questionnaire (PADYQyaitu sebelum, setelah 2 minggu, dan setelah 4 minggu pengobatan. Hasil penelitian menyatakan obat anti inflamasi non steroid paling banyak diresepkan di poliklinik penyakit saraf Rumkital Dr. Mintohardjo adalah meloxicam (48,21%, selanjutnya natrium diklofenak (31,07%, asam mefenamat (15,36%, piroxicam (3,93% dan asetaminofen (1,43%. Meloxicam secara bermakna menunjukkan risiko yang lebih kecil terhadap insiden saluran cerna daripada natrium diklofenak setelah 2 minggu pengobatan dalam hal keluhan nyeri abdomen atas dan kembung abdomen dengannilai kebermaknaan pengujian masing-masing sebesar 0,020 dan 0,037. Berdasarkan hasil penelitian ini diketahui meloxicam memiliki tolerabilitas saluran cerna lebih baik daripada natrium diklofenak setelah 2 minggu pengobatan. AbstractPerbedaan Tolerabilitas Meloxicam dengan Natrium Diklofenak terhadap Saluran Cerna pada Pasien Rawat Jalan di Poliklinik Penyakit Saraf Rumah Sakit Angkatan Laut Dr. Mintohardjo, Jakarta 2011. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs are associated with a high incidence of

  8. Pharmacokinetics of meloxicam administered as regular and fast dissolving formulations to the rat: influence of gastrointestinal dysfunction on the relative bioavailability of two formulations.

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    Aghazadeh-Habashi, Ali; Jamali, Fakhreddin

    2008-11-01

    It is believed that acute pain suppresses nervus vagus, thereby, influencing gastrointestinal secretion and motility, which are the two factors that are necessary for disintegration and dissolution of solid dosage forms. We studied the pharmacokinetics of meloxicam and the effect of vagal suppression on the oral bioavailability and bioequivalence using a marketed (Brand) and a fast dissolving (FD) formulation. In simulated gastric juice, FD was disintegrated in 30s and released 30% of its meloxicam in 15 min and 60% in 2h. Brand was disintegrated in 4.5 min with a dissolution rate of 5.6% in 30 min that stayed plateau for the 2h experiment time. To suppress the vagus nerve, intraperitoneal injection of 20mg/kg propantheline 1 and 2h before meloxicam administration was used. Meloxicam (0.9 mg/kg) was administered to both control and vagally suppressed rats i.v. (n=4-6/group) as well as orally in a paired random fashion as broken pieces of Brand or FD tablets (n=7/ group). Serial (0-48h) blood samples were collected for pharmacokinetic and bioavailability studies. Relative bioavailability was measured according to a method in use for bioequivalence assessments. Systemic pharmacokinetics of meloxicam was not affected by vagal suppression. Absolute bioavailability of meloxicam, based on 0-48h measurement, was >0.68 regardless of the type of formulation and treatment. Vagal suppression, however, significantly reduced AUC(0-24) (microg h mL(-1)) for Brand (control, 58.8+/-22.0 vs treated, 22.1+/-9.7) but not for FD (control, 63.5+/-17.9 vs treated, 64.6+/-8.9) indicating a reduced absorption rate for the former. The peak time for Brand was also significantly delayed by over 20h for Brand and not for FD. Relative bioavailability was confirmed between FD and Brand that were in control but not in the vagally suppressed rats, indicating a disease-dependent bioequivalence. The effect of vagal suppression on the drug absorption rate can be obviated if the disintegration and

  9. Measuring the efficacy of flunixin meglumine and meloxicam for lame sows using a GAITFour pressure mat and an embedded microcomputer-based force plate system.

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    Pairis-Garcia, M D; Johnson, A K; Abell, C A; Coetzee, J F; Karriker, L A; Millman, S T; Stalder, K J

    2015-05-01

    Pain associated with lameness on farm is a negative affective state and has a detrimental impact on individual farm animal welfare. Animal pain can be managed utilizing husbandry tools and through pharmacological approaches. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including meloxicam and flunixin meglumine are compounds used in many species for pain management because they are easy to administer, long lasting, and cost-effective. Assessing an animal's biomechanical parameters using such tools as the embedded microcomputer-based force plate system and GAITFour pressure mat gait analysis walkway system provides an objective, sensitive, and precise means to detect animals in lame states. The objectives of this study were to determine the efficacy of meloxicam and flunixin meglumine for pain mitigation in lame sows using the embedded microcomputer-based force plate system and GAITFour pressure mat gait analysis walkway system. Lameness was induced in 24 mature mixed-parity sows using a chemical synovitis model and compared 3 treatments: meloxicam (1.0 mg/kg per os), flunixin meglumine (2.2 mg/kg intramuscular) and sterile saline (intramuscular). Weight distribution (kg) for each foot was collected twice per second for a total of 5 min for each time point using the embedded microcomputer-based force plate system. Stride time, stride length, maximum pressure, activated sensors, and stance time were collected using 3 quality walks (readings) for each time point using the GAITFour pressure mat gait analysis walkway system. Sows administered flunixin meglumine or meloxicam tolerated more weight on their lame leg compared with saline sows (P meloxicam had smaller differences in stance time, maximum pressure, and activated sensors between the sound and lame legs compared with saline-treated sows between 37 and 60 h after lameness induction (P meloxicam administration mitigated pain sensitivity in sows after lameness induction when pain sensitivity was evaluated with the embedded

  10. Study on antiinflammatory effect of meloxicam in animals%美洛昔康抗炎作用的实验研究

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    许晖; 姚全胜; 周国林

    2001-01-01

    Objective:To study the antiinflammatory effect of meloxicam in animals.Methods:3 kinds of animal model for experimental inflammation,including carrageenin-induced paw edema,cotton-ball granuloma and adjuvant induced arthritis,were adopted to validate the antiinflammable effect of meloxicam.Results:Meloxicam showed a marked inhibitory effect on carrageenin-induced paw edema and cotton-ball granuloma in rats,the inhibitory rate of meloxicam at the dose of 1.0,3.0mg*kg-1 in granuloma model were 36.59% and 52.34% respectively.In addition,meloxicam also showed a significant therapeutic effect on adjuvant induced arthritis in rats and improved the pathological changes of the induced athritis.Conclusion:Meloxicam shows significant antiinflammatory effects on animal models mentioned above.%目的:观察美洛昔康的抗炎作用。方法:采用大鼠急性、亚急性及免疫性炎症模型,观察美洛昔康对角叉菜胶致大鼠足跖肿胀和大鼠棉球肉芽肿的影响以及美洛昔康对大鼠佐剂性关节炎的预防和治疗作用。结果:美洛昔康对多种致炎剂引起的炎性水肿均具有明显的抑制作用,1.0和3.0mg*kg-1的美洛昔康对角叉菜胶致大鼠足跖肿胀均具有显著的抑制作用,作用持续至致炎后24h;对大鼠棉球肉芽肿也具有显著的抑制作用,抑制率分别为36.59%和52.34%。美洛昔康对大鼠佐剂性关节炎具有显著的预防和治疗作用,并能显著改善免疫性炎症引起的动物骨关节病理组织学变化。结论:美洛昔康对动物炎症模型具有明显的抗炎作用。

  11. Preparation and performance of meloxicam loaded PLA sustained-release microspheres%美洛昔康PLA缓释微球的制备及性能研究

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    可方远; 郑婷; 张月红; 尚青

    2011-01-01

    The meloxicam/PLA(polylactic acid) microspheres are prepared by the solvent evaporation method, choosing the methylene chloride as a good solvent and the polyvinyl alcohol ( PVA) as a dispersed agent, and the biodegradable material-polylactic acid ( PLA) as a drug carrier. The morphology of microspheres are analyzed through biological microscope and scanning electron microscope, and the microspheres are analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to examine that whether the meloxicam exist in the microspheres. The drug loading and encapsulation efficiency of microspheres are researched using UV, and the in vitro release properties are tested. The results show that the meloxicam/PLA microspheres are smooth pherical and polylactic acid integrate into meloxicam. The drug loading and encapsulation efficiency of the microspheres are 12. 72% and 89. 04% . The cumulative rate of drug-release over 80 hours is over 70% .which illustrate satisfactory sustained-release of the meloxicam encapsulated PLA microsperes.%以生物可降解材料聚乳酸(PLA)作为载体,聚乙烯醇为分散剂,二氯甲烷为溶剂,采用乳化-溶剂挥发法制备美洛昔康(Meloxicam)聚乳酸缓释微球.用生物显微镜和扫描电子显微镜观察微球形态,用傅里叶红外光谱仪检测美洛昔康是否已存在于微球中,用紫外-可见分光光度计测定了微球的包封率、载药量及其体外释药特性.结果表明:美洛昔康聚乳酸缓释微球光滑圆整,聚乳酸和美洛昔康能够有机地结合为一体,微球载药量为12.72%,包封率为89.04%,美洛昔康/PLA微球体外释放80 h后累积释药率达70%以上,具有显著的缓释作用.

  12. Variações em metabólitos no plasma e hormônios no soro sangüíneo de coelhas alimentadas com farelo de canola em substituição gradual ao farelo de soja Changes in metabolic plasma and serum hormones in female rabbits fed on diets with canola meal gradually replacing soybean meal

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    Lígia Vieira Lage

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as possíveis variações dos níveis plasmáticos de glicose, triglicerídeos, colesterol total, uréia e os níveis do soro sanguíneo de estradiol, progesterona, insulina, T3 e T4 em coelhas alimentadas com dietas em que o farelo de canola substituiu em 00%, 33%, 66% e 100% o farelo de soja, no período de 43 aos 225 dias de idade (final da primeira lactação. Foram utilizadas quarenta coelhas da raça Nova Zelândia Branca, em um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 4 tratamentos e 10 repetições. As coelhas foram cobertas aos 150 dias de idade. Aos 43, 80, 150, 184 e 225 dias, foram realizadas as coletas de sangue por punção cardíaca. Os níveis plasmáticos de glicose, triglicerídeos, colesterol total e uréia não foram alterados pelos níveis de substituição do farelo de soja pelo farelo de canola. No entanto, houve efeito quadrático em relação à idade dos animais. Os níveis no soro sanguíneo de estradiol, progesterona, insulina, T3 e T4 não apresentaram efeito de tratamento. Os níveis de progesterona e T4 apresentaram efeito quadrático em relação à idade das coelhas. As variações encontradas em função da idade dos animais poderiam ser atribuídas às variações ambientais ou fisiológicas durante o período de realização do experimento.Possible changes in plasma levels of glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, urea, serum levels of estradiol, progesterone, insulin, T3 and T4 in female rabbits are evaluated. Rabbits were fed on soybean meal in a gradual substitution (00%, 33%, 66% and 100% by canola meal. Rabbits aged 43 to 225 days, on completing first pregnancy and lactation. Forty White New Zealand rabbits female were used in a completely randomized design, with four treatments and 10 replications. At 43, 80, 150, 184 and 225 days old the animals underwent heart puncture for blood collection. Females were mated at 150 days. Levels of glucose plasma

  13. Determinação dos teores de minerais em sucos de frutas por espectrometria de emissão óptica em plasma indutivamente acoplado (ICP-OES Minerals determination in juices by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

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    Marcelo Antônio MORGANO

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    Full Text Available Dois métodos de preparação de amostra para determinação de minerais em suco de uva foram comparados: extração com ácido clorídrico a frio com agitação e digestão em sistema fechado, sob pressão, empregando-se energia de microondas. As concentrações dos minerais foram obtidas empregando-se a técnica de Espectrometria de Emissão Óptica em Plasma Indutivamente Acoplado (ICP-OES. Os teores dos minerais Ca, P, Na, K, Mg, Zn, Fe, Mn e Cu não diferiram significativamente ao nível de 5% (Teste F para as duas metodologias empregadas. A precisão e exatidão dos métodos foi avaliada usando o suco de uva. A metodologia de extração com ácido clorídrico foi empregada para a determinação dos teores de minerais em sucos processados de abacaxi, acerola, caju, goiaba, manga, maracujá e uva. Para facilitar a interpretação dos teores dos minerais encontrados, foram utilizadas as técnicas de Análise por Componentes Principais (PCA e Análise Hierárquica por Agrupamento (HCA.Two sample preparation methods for the determination of minerals from grape juice were investigated for the purpose of methodological evaluation: using hydrochloric acid by shaking, and digestion in closed system, under pressure, using microwave power. The concentrations of minerals were evaluated by the technique of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES. The minerals contents of Ca, P, Na, K, Mg, Zn, Fe, Mn, and Cu did not differ significantly at the level of 5% (it Tests F for both methodologies used. The precision and accuracy of both methodologies were evaluated using grape juice. The extraction methodology with hydrochloric acid was used for the determination of mineral amounts in processed juices from pineapple, acerola, cashew, guava, mango, passion fruit and grape. To enhance the interpretation of the amounts of minerals, from a nutritional point of view, techniques of Principal Components Analysis (PCA and Hierarchic Cluster

  14. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of a health claim related to <em>Eff>EXT™ and “helps to support joint function by maintaining low levels of plasma C-reactive protein” pursuant to Article 13(5 of Regulation (EC No 1924/2006

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    Following an application from Nutrilinks Sarl, submitted pursuant to Article 13(5 of Regulation (EC No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of Belgium, the Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to <em>Eff>EXT™ and “helps to support joint function by maintaining low levels of plasma C‑reactive protein”. The Panel considers that <em>Eff>EXT™, which is standardised pure krill oil, is sufficiently characterised. The claimed effect is “helps to support joint function by maintaining low levels of plasma C-reactive protein”. The Panel notes that the claim refers to a reduction of inflammation indicated by a lowered concentration of plasma C-reactive protein. Whether or not reduction of inflammatory markers is considered beneficial depends on the context in which a claim is made. In the context of the study provided, the Panel notes that the claim refers to diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, in which a reduction of inflammation would be a therapeutic target for the treatment of the disease. The Panel considers that the reduction of inflammation in the context of diseases such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis is a therapeutic target for the treatment of the disease and does not comply with the criteria laid down in Regulation (EC No 1924/2006.

  15. Physical characterization of meloxicam-β-cyclodextrin inclusion complex pellets prepared by a fluid-bed coating method

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    Meloxicam-β-cyclodextrin (ME-β-CD) inclusion complex was prepared by a fluid-bed coating technique upon solvent removal and simultaneous depositing onto the surface of nonpareil pellets and using PVP K30 as a binding agent to facilitate good coating. The resultant pellets were spherical and intact in shape with good flowability and friability. SEM analysis showed that the pellets were smooth and had a tightly coated inclusion complex layer. In vitro dissolution of the inclusion complex pellets in pH 7.4 phosphate buffer was dramatically enhanced at an ME/CD ratio of 1/1. DSC and powder X-ray diffractometry proved the absence of crystallinity in the ME/CD inclusion complexes. Moreover, Fourier transform-infrared spectrometry together with Raman spectrometry indicated that the thiazole ring of ME was possibly included in the cavity of β-CD.

  16. Deposição de filmes de ZnO sobre substrato de Si via implantação iônica por imersão em plasma e deposição

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    Este trabalho teve como objetivo a deposição de filmes finos de óxido de zinco (ZnO) sobre substrato de silício (Si), utilizando para isto a técnica de Implantação Iônica por Imersão em Plasma e Deposição (3IP$\\&$D). O estudo visou correlacionar variáveis do processo com as características do filme. Os filmes de ZnO foram obtidos a partir de um sistema denominado VAST ( acrônimo em inglês para Vaporization of Solid Targets ), em que o Zn metálico é vaporizado sendo parcialmente ionizado, e im...

  17. Efeitos das células tronco adultas de medula óssea e do plasma rico em plaquetas na regeneração e recuperação funcional nervosa em um modelo de defeito agudo em nervo perfiférico em rato Bone marrow and platelet-rich plasma stem cells effects on nervous regeneration and functional recovery in an acute defect model of rats' peripheral nerve

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Foram avaliados os efeitos do uso de células tronco da medula óssea (CTM e do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP na regeneração de nervos periféricos, utilizando um modelo estabelecido de regeneração de nervo ciático em ratos. MÉTODOS: Um defeito nervoso de 10 mm foi reconstruído com a utilização de um tubo de silicone preenchido com CTM, PRP ou ambos. O grupo controle recebeu somente o tubo de silicone. Foi realizado ainda um quinto grupo no qual o intervalo foi reconstruído utilizando o segmento ressecado do nervo. A função motora foi testada seis semanas após a cirurgia utilizando teste de marcha. Após o teste motor, os ratos foram anestesiados, o nervo ciático e o tubo foram ressecados e foi realizada microscopia eletrônica de transmissão. RESULTADOS: A análise quantitativa demonstra uma melhora na recuperação funcional no grupo CTM em comparação com os demais grupos. Regeneração nervosa foi demonstrada no grupo CTM por microscopia eletrônica de trasmissão com uma recuperação praticamente completa da anatomia neural. CONCLUSÃO: Nossos resultados sugerem que o uso de CTM associado com a técnica de tubulização promove uma satisfatória recuperação da função motora e regeneração nervosa.OBJECTIVES: The effects of the use of bone marrow stem cells (MSC and platelet-rich plasma (PRP on peripheral nerves regeneration were assessed by using an established model of sciatic nerve regeneration in rats. METHODS: A 10-mm nervous defect was reconstructed by using a silicone tube filled with MSC, PRP or both. The control group received only the silicone tube. A fifth group was also set, in which the interval was reconstructed by using a dried segment of the nerve. Motor function was tested six weeks after surgery, by means of a gait test. After motor test, the rats were anesthetized, the sciatic nerve and the tube were dried, and the transmission electronic microscopy was performed. RESULTS: The quantitative

  18. Atividade colinesterásica no plasma e em eritrócitos de pacientes com as formas cardíaca e indeterminada da doença de Chagas

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    Roseli A.S. Gomes

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available A atividade colinesterásica foi determinada no plasma e em eritrócitos de 10 indivíduos normais e em 26 pacientes chagásicos crônicos, sendo 6 com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva compensada, 10 com cardiopatia sem insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e 10 com a forma indeterminada. Os valores enzimáticos encontrados foram (média ±sd: 2196 ± 442 UI/L no plasma e 19,4 ± 3,3 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos do grupo controla; 2291 ± 317 UI/L no plasma e 19,2 ±3,7 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos dos chagásicos com insuficiência cardíaca congestiva compensada; 2445 ± 357 UI/L no plasma e 18,3 + 3,0 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos dos cardiopatas chagásicos sem insuficiência cardíaca congestiva; 2006 ± 327 UI/L no plasma e 17,8 ± 3,1 Ul/g Hb em eritrócitos de chagásicos com a forma indeterminada. Nossos dados mostram que o comprometimento neuronal que ocorre nos cardiopatas chagásicos crônicos não é suficiente para levar a alterações significativas (p > 0,05 das atividades colinesterásicas no plasma e em eritrócitos.Cholinesterase activity was measured in the plasma and erythrocytes from 10 healthy individuals and 26 chronic chagasic patients. The chronic chagasic patients were distributed in 3 groups: 6 chagasic patients with compensated heart failure; 10 chagasic patients with cardiopathy but without heart failure; and 10 chagasic patients with the indeterminateform. The enzymatic levels achieved in plasma and erythrocytes were. respectively: 2,196 ± 442 UI/L and 19.4 ± 3.3 Ul/g Hb from Controls; 2,291 ±317 UI/L and 19.2 ±3.7 Ul/g Hb from chagasic patients with compensated heart failure; 2,445 ±357 UI/L and 18.3 ± 3.0 Ul/g Hb from chagasic patients with cardiopathy but without heart failure and 2,006 ± 327 UI/L and 17.8 ± 3.1 Ul/g Hb from chagasic patients with the indeterminate form. Our data show that neuronal injury in the chronic cardiopathy is not sufficient to promote significant alterations (p > 0,05 in the cholinesterase

  19. Perfil em SDS-PAGE das proteínas do plasma seminal e sua relação com a congelabilidade do sêmen de touros doadores da raça gir

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    Marcelo Roncoletta

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram utilizados dez animais doadores de sêmen em nível de Central de Inseminação Artificial, da raça Gir, divididos em dois grupos, de acordo com o grau de congelabilidade do sêmen de cada animal. Os animais com sêmen de alta congelabilidade foram aqueles cuja porcentagem de ejaculados viáveis pós-descongelação foi superior a 80%. O grupo de baixa congelabilidade tinha animais com porcentagem menor que 50% de ejaculados viáveis pós-descongelação. Os critérios de avaliação da viabilidade do sêmen e seleção dos animais foram definidos pelo controle de qualidade do Departamento de Produção da Central de Inseminação Artificial. Foram feitas quatro coletas semanais consecutivas, sendo que obtiveram-se as amostras de plasma seminal por centrifugação a 1.500 g por 15 a 20 minutos a 4°C, momentos após a coleta do sêmen em vagina artificial. O plasma seminal foi dialisado em membrana de celulose, em tampão Tris-Glicina pH-7,4 por 24 horas a 4°C, em agitação lenta e constante. As amostras foram padronizadas em 1,0 mg/ml de proteína total, por diluição em tampão Tris-HCl 62mM pH-6,2 mais 20% de glicerol e 4% de SDS. Através de eletroforese do tipo SDS-PAGE, foram feitas as corridas em gel a 13%. A corrida foi feita com a constante de 25 mA, por um período de 5 horas. A coloração do gel foi feita por Coomassie Brilliant Blue. Pelos resultados obtidos, verificou-se que existe uma banda no grupo de alta congelabilidade, cujo fragmento polipeptídico desta proteína tem Mr (mobilidade relativa 20,3 e PM (peso molecular aproximado de 61.800 Da. Esta banda não foi detectada nas amostras do grupo de baixa congelabilidade, o que sugere ser um possível marcador bioquímico quanto ao potencial de criopreservação do sêmen de bovinos.

  20. Determinação de 25-hidroxivitamina D2 e D3 em plasma por CLAE-DAD Determination of 25-hidroxy-vitamin D2 and D3 in plasma by HPLC-DAD

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O interesse pela vitamina D nos últimos anos teve aumento significativo. Estudos epidemiológicos realizados têm demonstrado um crescente aumento da deficiência de vitamina D entre a população. O marcador diagnóstico de escolha para determinar os níveis de vitamina D é a concentração de 25-hidroxivitamina D (25(OHD, com suas frações D2 (25(OHD2 e D3 (25(OHD3. OBJETIVO: Desenvolver uma metodologia analítica empregando cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência com detector de arranjo de diodos (CLAE-DAD para a determinação de 25(OHD3 e 25(OHD2 em plasma. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: 25(OHD3 e 25(OHD2 foram extraídos das amostras de plasma com hexano, utilizando-se dodecafenona como padrão interno (PI. Utilizou-se coluna analítica ACE 5 C18 com partículas de 5 µm e dimensões de 150 × 4,6 mm, fase móvel metanol-água (80:20; v/v e quantificação em 265 nm. RESULTADOS: A exatidão foi entre 98,4 e 107,5%. A precisão intraensaios esteve entre 6,5% e 9,2% para 25(OHD3 e entre 3,7% e 8,7% para 25(OHD2. A precisão interensaios esteve entre 2,9% e 6% para 25(OHD3 e entre 4% e 4,5% para 25(OHD2. O limite inferior de quantificação foi 10 ng/ml. As concentrações encontradas em amostras de 32 pacientes idosos estiveram entre 10,1 e 32,4 ng/ml, caracterizando deficiência de vitamina D nesse grupo. DISCUSSÃO O método foi capaz de quantificar 25(OHD2 e 25(OHD3 com uma preparação de amostra relativamente simples e rápida. O método foi seletivo, com separação adequada dos metabólitos e do padrão interno e sem presença de interferentes. CONCLUSÃO: O método desenvolvido apresenta desempenho analítico adequado e pode ser aplicado em condições clínicas.INTRODUCTION: The interest in vitamin D has increased significantly in recent years. Epidemiological studies conducted over the past 25 years have shown a steady increase in vitamin D deficiency. The diagnostic marker of choice to determine vitamin D levels is the

  1. 国内外口服美洛昔康的溶出度对比研究%Comparative study on dissolution of homemade and imported oral meloxicam

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    张艳华

    2011-01-01

    目的 比较口服美洛昔康的国产制剂与进口制剂的溶出度.方法 采用体外溶出度法,以pH 7.4磷酸盐缓冲液为溶出介质,紫外-可见分光光度法为测定方法.结果 进口美洛昔康溶出快速均匀,其溶出率在5 min时能达到50%,30 min时能达到70%的溶出限量;国产制剂中,各个厂家的溶出率不均匀,且75%的溶出限量大约需45 min.结论 目前国内生产的口服美洛昔康虽能满足现行质量标准要求,但其溶出度等与进口制剂仍存在差距.%Objective To compare the dissolution ( in vitro) of homemade and imported oral meloxicam. Methods Ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy was used with the dissolution medium of phosphate buffer (pH 7. 4 ) . Results The imported meloxicam had a rapid and uniform dissolution, the dissolution rate of it achieved 50% at the beginning of 5 min, and the 75% limited dissolution needed 30 min. The dissolution rate of homemade meloxicam produced by various manufacturers was uneven,and the 75% limited dissolution needed 45 min. Conclusion Currently, homemade oral meloxicam can meet the existing quality standards, but there is still a gap with the imports.

  2. Avaliação de sete protocolos para obtenção de plasma rico em plaquetas na espécie equina Evaluation of seven platelet-rich plasma processing protocols in the equine species

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    Roberta Carneiro da Fontoura Pereira

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a capacidade de concentração plaquetária e sua correlação com os níveis do fator de crescimento TGF-B1, a presença de leucócitos e de hemácias nos diferentes protocolos utilizados na obtenção do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP de equinos, através do método manual. Dez equinos, sadios, com idade média de 7 anos (±2,39, pesando em média 500kg (±67,1 foram utilizados neste estudo. Os protocolos testados variaram na velocidade e no tempo nas duas centrifugações. As variáveis analisadas nas amostras de PRP foram: concentração de plaquetas, presença de leucócitos e hemácias, e níveis de TGF-β1 quantificados pelo teste ELISA. Os protocolos testados não diferiram na capacidade de concentração de plaquetas e nos níveis de TGF-β1. Entretanto, houve diferença significava entre o protocolo I e os demais por este apresentar maior número de hemácias e leucócitos nas amostras de PRP, sendo por esse motivo considerado um protocolo inadequado para processamento do volume de sangue utilizado. Os demais protocolos podem ser utilizados para obtenção de PRP terapêutico em equinos.PRP is plasma that contains a high numbers of platelets and growth factors in a small volume. The aim of this study was to evaluate seven different protocols to obtain PRP by the manual method according to their capacity to concentrate platelets, leukocyte and erythrocyte contamination and correlation between platelet count and TGF-β1 growth factor levels in PRP samples. Ten healthy horses with a mean age of 7 years (±2.39, weighing on average 500 kg (±67.1 were used in this study. The protocols tested varied according to the speed and time used at the two centrifugations. PRP samples were analyzed regarding platelet concentration, leukocyte and erythrocyte contamination and TGF-β1 levels quantified by ELISA. No significant differences among protocols were observed regarding the ability to concentrate

  3. Uso de tabaco e perfil lipídico-lipoprotéico plasmático em adolescentes Tobacco use and plasma lipid-lipoprotein profile in adolescents

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    Dartagnan Pinto Guedes

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar o impacto quanto ao uso de tabaco no perfil lipídico-lipoprotéico plasmático em amostra representativa de adolescentes. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi constituída por 452 sujeitos (246 moças e 206 rapazes com idades entre 15 e 18 anos. Os participantes completaram questionário estruturado auto-administrado com relação ao uso de tabaco. As concentrações de lipídeos-lipoproteínas plasmáticas foram estabelecidas mediante procedimentos laboratoriais. Os procedimentos da análise de covariância, controlando a participação da ingestão de gordura saturada e de colesterol dietético, foram empregados para identificar as diferenças entre os valores médios. As estimativas de odds ratio foram utilizadas para estabelecer o risco relativo dos adolescentes fumantes apresentarem perfil lipídico-lipoprotéico de risco aterogênico. RESULTADOS: A proporção de fumantes foi de 20,9% entre os rapazes e 15,4% entre as moças. O consumo médio de cigarros por dia foi de 9,2 ± 4,7 nos rapazes e 5,6 ± 3,1 nas moças. Quando comparados com não fumantes, rapazes e moças fumantes apresentaram níveis séricos de colesterol total, LDL-colesterol, triglicerídeos e apolipoproteína B100 significativamente mais elevados, e níveis séricos de HDL-colesterol significativamente menores. Adolescentes fumantes tenderam a demonstrar risco de níveis de lipídeos-lipoproteinas plasmáticas alterados duas vezes maior que não fumantes. CONCLUSÃO: Intervenções direcionadas à adoção de um estilo de vida saudável, incluindo abstenção do uso de tabaco, deverão iniciar-se em idades precoces na tentativa de prevenir ou retardar o desenvolvimento de lesões ateroscleróticas e minimizar o aparecimento de coronariopatias prematuras na idade adulta.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of tobacco use on plasma lipid lipoprotein profile in representative sample of adolescents. METHODS: A sample of 452 subjects (246 girls and 206 boys 15 to 18 years

  4. 自拟益肾通督汤结合柳氮磺胺吡啶与美洛昔康治疗强直性脊柱炎%Yishen-Tongdu decoction combined with sulfasalazine and meloxicam for ankylosing spondylitis

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    王旭光; 杨大男

    2016-01-01

    activity were measured with the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) and the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI),respectively.The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and serum C-reactive protein (CRP) were determined.Results The BASFI (3.25 ± 1.18 vs.4.18 ± 0.96;t=4.544,P<0.01) and BASDAI (2.33 ± 1.46 vs.3.26 ± 1.43;t=5.245,P<0.01) after treatment in the observation group were significantly decreased than those in the control group.Serum CRP level (8.62 ± 14.71 mg/L vs.12.57 ± 16.32 mg/L;t=3.143,P<0.05) and ESR (14.93 ± 17.15 mm/h vs.18.61 ± 20.98 mm/h;t=3.615,P<0.05) in the observation group were significantly lower than those in the control group.The occiput-wall distance (2.07 ± 0.59 vs.2.68 ±0.69 cm;t=5.332,P<0.01),finger-floor distance (12.88 ± 1.92 vs.13.26 ± 1.71 cm;t=3.593,P<0.05),and jaw-sternum distance (1.58 ± 0.63 vs.2.43 ± 0.64 cm;t=4.671,P<0.01) in the observation group were significantly decreased than those in the control group,while the chest expansion (4.99 ± 0.73 cm vs.4.26 ± 0.68 cm;t=4.226,P<0.01),and Schober test (6.57 ± 0.91 vs.6.13 ± 0.87em;t=3.733,P<0.01) in the observation group were significantly increased than those in the control group.Conclusion Yishen-Tongdu decoction combined with sulfasalazine and meloxicam can improve the physical function and the disease activity and tts effect is superior to sulfasalazine and meloxicam in patients with AS.

  5. Plasma rico em plaquetas combinado a hidroxiapatita na formação do calo ósseo em fraturas induzidas experimentalmente no rádio de cães Platelet-rich plasma combined with hydroxyapatite on bone callus formation in experimental radii fractures in dogs

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    Silmara Bonomi da Silva

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se, no presente estudo, os efeitos do plasma rico em plaquetas (PRP autógeno combinado a hidroxiapatita não-absorvível na formação do calo ósseo em fraturas diafisárias induzidas experimentalmente em rádio de cães e fixadas com placas e parafusos ósseos. Foram utilizados oito cães adultos sem raça definida, machos ou fêmeas, com pesos compreendidos entre 5 e 15kg. Induziu-se na diáfise de ambos os rádios defeito ósseo correspondente a 25% do diâmetro do mesmo. No rádio direito (grupo HA/PRP, implantou-se plasma rico em plaquetas combinado a hidroxiapatita. No rádio esquerdo (grupo HA, implantou-se somente a hidroxiapatita. Para a obtenção do PRP, empregou-se protocolo simplificado utilizando centrífuga laboratorial comum. Comparou-se entre os grupos a evolução clínica dos animais, o tempo de formação e a densidade do calo ósseo por exames radiográficos simples e pela técnica de densitometria óptica aos 15, 30, 45 e 60 dias de pós-operatório. Tanto na avaliação radiográfica como densitométrica não se observou diferença estatisticamente significante na evolução do calo ósseo entre os grupos (P>0,05. No presente estudo, o PRP autógeno combinado à hidroxiapatita não-absorvível não acelerou o processo de formação do calo ósseo, comparado à hidroxiapatita somente.The present study was aimed at evaluating the effects of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP in combination with unabsorbable hydroxyapatite on bone callus formation in an experimental canine diaphyseal radius fracture stabilized with bone plate. Eight mature, male and female mongrel dogs were selected weighed 5 to 15kg. Bone defects were created, bilateral, in both radii diaphysis, corresponding to 25% of bone diameter. On the right radius (group HA/PRP, the defect was filled with PRP and hydroxyapatite. On the left radius (group HA, was placed hydroxyapatite alone. PRP was obtain by a simplified technique using a laboratory

  6. Pregnancy rates and serum 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2α concentrations in recipient Nelore heifers treated with meloxicam after the transfer of in vitro-produced embryos.

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    Lopes, Larissa Márcia Jonasson; Balbinot, Matheus; Fonseca, Bruna Alves; de Araújo, Cláudio Vieira; Martins, Lílian Rigatto

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    This study aimed to determine if the administration of meloxicam, a cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor, to Nelore (Bos taurus indicus) heifers, in which embryo transfer is more difficult and requires a greater manipulation of the reproductive tract than in Bos taurus females, would improve the pregnancy rates by decreasing serum PGFM concentrations. After estrous synchronization, multiparous recipient heifers (n = 85) were selected as embryo recipients and were randomly allocated into two groups: CON (n = 42), the control group, in which animals received 10 mL of saline intramuscularly (the same volume of meloxicam), and MEL (n = 43), the group in which animals were treated with meloxicam. According to the degree of passing the catheter, recipients from both groups were classified as grade I (easy; 80 seconds). One hour before embryo transfer, MEL recipients received an injection of 200 mg of meloxicam. Blood samples were collected from all heifers 1 hour before embryo transfer and 4 and 8 hours after embryo transfer to determine the serum concentrations of 13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2α (PGFM), a PGF2α metabolite. A significant difference in the pregnancy rates on Day 30 was observed in MEL animals between those classified as grade I and II (90.48% vs. 54.54%, respectively; P meloxicam had a positive effect on the pregnancy rates of grade I Nelore heifers.

  7. Analgesic efficacy of an oral transmucosal spray formulation of meloxicam alone or in combination with tramadol in cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritis.

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    Monteiro, Beatriz P; Klinck, Mary P; Moreau, Maxim; Guillot, Martin; Steagall, Paulo Vm; Edge, Daniel K; Pelletier, Jean-Pierre; Martel-Pelletier, Johanne; Gauvin, Dominique; Del Castillo, Jérôme Re; Troncy, Eric

    2016-11-01

    To evaluate the analgesic efficacy of meloxicam oral transmucosal spray (OTMS) alone and with tramadol in cats with osteoarthritis (OA). Randomized, blinded study. Fifteen geriatric cats weighing 4.5 ± 1.0 kg. Healthy cats with OA were randomly administered a placebo (every 12 hours orally) and meloxicam OTMS (approximately 0.05 mg kg(-1) every 24 hours) (group M, n = 7), or tramadol (3 mg kg(-1) every 12 hours orally) and meloxicam OTMS (group TM, n = 8) for 25 days. Evaluations performed before treatment (D0) and at week 3 (W3) consisted of peak vertical force, motor activity and response to mechanical temporal summation of pain (RMTS). Data were analyzed with mixed models and Fisher's exact test. Mean ± standard deviation peak vertical force (percentage of body weight) increased significantly in both groups (p = 0.02), from 47.7 ± 6.5% to 60.5 ± 9.4% in group M, and from 51.8 ± 5.0% to 64.1 ± 6.5% in group TM, with no difference between groups. Motor activity increased in M (from 43 ± 12 to 56 ± 13; p = 0.02), but not in TM. The number of stimulations from RMTS increased in TM only. Cut-off values were reached in a larger number of cats (n = 5) in TM than M (n = 1) (p tramadol-meloxicam combination provided no evident benefit over meloxicam alone, except for central hypersensitivity (assessed with RMTS). Further assessment of the potential toxicity of the combination is required prior to clinical use. Gingival administration was well accepted overall. © 2016 Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

  8. In vitro hepatic microsomal metabolism of meloxicam in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula), ringtail possums (Pseudocheirus peregrinus), rats (Rattus norvegicus) and dogs (Canis lupus familiaris).

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    Kimble, B; Li, K M; Valtchev, P; Higgins, D P; Krockenberger, M B; Govendir, M

    2014-04-01

    Quantitative and qualitative aspects of in vitro metabolism of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam, mediated via hepatic microsomes of specialized foliage (Eucalyptus) eating marsupials (koalas and ringtail possums), a generalized foliage eating marsupial (brushtail possum), rats, and dogs, are described. Using a substrate depletion method, intrinsic hepatic clearance (in vitro Clint) was determined. Significantly, rates of oxidative transformation of meloxicam, likely mediated via cytochromes P450 (CYP), were higher in marsupials compared to rats or dogs. The rank order of apparent in vitro Clint was brushtail possums (n=3) (mean: 394μL/min/mg protein), >koalas (n=6) (50), >ringtail possums (n=2) (36) (with no significant difference between koalas and ringtail possums), >pooled rats (3.2)>pooled dogs (in which the rate of depletion, as calculated by the ratio of the substrate remaining was meloxicam, at a first-order rate constant, 5-hydroxymethyl metabolite (M1) was identified in the brushtail possums and the rat as the major metabolite. However, multiple hydroxyl metabolites were observed in the koala (M1, M2, and M3) and the ringtail possum (M1 and M3) indicating that these specialized foliage-eating marsupials have diverse oxidation capacity to metabolize meloxicam. Using a well-stirred model, the apparent in vitro Clint of meloxicam for koalas and the rat was further scaled to compare with published in vivo Cl. The closest in vivo Cl prediction from in vitro data of koalas was demonstrated with scaled hepatic Cl(total) (average fold error=1.9) excluding unbound fractions in the blood and microsome values; whereas for rats, the in-vitro scaled hepatic Cl fu(blood, mic), corrected with unbound fractions in the blood and microsome values, provided the best prediction (fold error=1.86). This study indicates that eutherians such as rats or dogs serve as inadequate models for dosage extrapolation of this drug to marsupials due to differences in

  9. Plasma rico em plaquetas no reparo artroscópico das roturas completas do manguito rotador Platelet-rich plasma in arthroscopic repairs of complete tears of the rotator cuff

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    Eduardo Angeli Malavolta

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados funcionais e o índice de rerrotura do reparo do manguito rotador por via artroscópica associado ao uso do PRP. MÉTODOS: Série de casos prospectiva, avaliando os resultados do reparo artroscópico do manguito rotador em fileira simples associada ao uso do PRP. Foram incluídas apenas roturas isoladas do supraespinal, com retração inferior a 3cm. O PRP utilizado foi obtido pelo método de aférese, e aplicado em sua forma ativada, com a adição de trombina autóloga, na consistência líquida. A avaliação pós-operatória foi realizada de maneira padronizada, aos 12 meses de seguimento. Foram utilizadas as escalas de Constant-Murley, UCLA e EVA, além da análise da incidência de rerroturas através da ressonância magnética. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliados 14 pacientes (14 ombros. A escala de Constant-Murley evoluiu em média de 45,64 ± 12,29 no pré-operatório para 80,78 ± 13,22 no pós-operatório (p OBJECTIVE: To evaluate shoulder functional results and the re tear rate of arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff augmented with platelet-rich plasma (PRP. METHODS: Prospective case series with single-row arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff augmented with PRP. Only cases of isolated supraspinatus tears with retraction of less than 3 cm were included in this series. The PRP used was obtained by apheresis. It was applied on liquid consistency in its activated form, with the addition of autologous thrombin. Patients were evaluated after 12 months of the surgical procedure. The Constant-Murley, UCLA and VAS scales were used, and the retear rate was assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI. RESULTS: Fourteen patients were evaluated (14 shoulders. The mean Constant-Murley score was 45.64 ± 12.29 before the operation and evolved to 80.78 ± 13.22 after the operation (p < 0.001. The UCLA score increased from 13.78 ± 5.66 to 31.43 ± 3.9 (p < 0.001. The patients' pain level decreased from a median of 7

  10. 2001 activity report of the development and research line in controlled thermonuclear fusion of the Plasma Associated Laboratory; Relatorio de atividades de 2001 da linha de pesquisa e desenvolvimento em fusao termonuclear controlada (fusao), do Laboratorio Associado de Plasma (LAP)

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    Ludwig, Gerson Otto

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    The year 2001 activities of the controlled thermonuclear fusion research line of the Plasma Associated Laboratory at the National Institute for Space Research - Brazil are reported. The report approaches the staff, participation in congresses, goals for the year 2002 and papers on Tokamak plasmas, plasma diagnostic, bootstraps, plasma equilibrium and diagnostic.

  11. Avaliação histopatológica da cápsula posterior associada ao implante de lente intraocular com superfície modificada com plasma de flúor e polietilenoglicol em coelhos

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    V. L. Souza

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    Full Text Available RESUMOO objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito do tratamento da superfície de lentes intraoculares acrílicas utilizando-se plasma de flúor ou polietilenoglicol na prevenção da opacidade de cápsula posterior. Foram analisados 40 olhos de coelhos, submetidos à cirurgia de facoemulsificação e distribuídos em quatro grupos experimentais (n=10, sendo estes: grupo controle, coelhos sem implante de lente intraocular; grupo com lente intraocular tratada com plasma de polietilenoglicol; grupo com lente intraocular tratada com plasma de flúor; e grupo com lente intraocular comercial. As cápsulas posteriores das lentes dos grupos foram avaliadas por meio de análise histopatológica (morfometria e imuno-histoquímica. Os grupos com lente intraocular tratada com polietilenoglicol e com lente intraocular comercial apresentaram menor espessura da cápsula posterior na avaliação inicial (12 semanas em relação ao grupo controle. No período final de avaliação (6 meses, os tratamentos da superfície da lente intraocular à base de plasma de flúor e polietilenoglicol não reduziram o desenvolvimento das alterações histológicas associadas à opacidade de cápsula posterior. O tratamento das superfícies das lentes intraoculares com plasma de flúor e polietilenoglicol pode ser realizado como adjuvante na prevenção da opacidade de cápsula posterior, pois não causa alterações na morfologia da lente após facoemulsificação.

  12. Estimulação da cicatrização óssea pelo plasma autógeno rico em plaquetas: estudo experimental em coelhos Bone healing stimulation by platelet-rich autogenous plasma: an experimental study in rabbits

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    Elisabete Mitiko Kobaiashi Wilson

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O plasma sangüíneo autógeno com alta concentração de plaquetas obtido por centrifugação (plasma rico em plaquetas, ou PRP tem sido utilizado na prática clínica para estimular a cicatrização óssea numa variedade de situações, sob alegação de que ele carrega uma elevada concentração de fatores de crescimento derivados da plaqueta e beta-transformadores, os quais sabidamente estimulam o crescimento e regeneração de diferentes tecidos. No presente estudo, o PRP foi utilizado para reparar uma falha óssea diafisária segmentar de meia espessura e 2 cm de comprimento produzida no radio de coelhos Nova Zelândia. O periósteo foi ressecado na circunferência do local da falha e a cavidade medular foi selada com cera óssea em todos os animais para bloquear a chegada de celular regeneradoras que não fossem do próprio osso, mas dos tecidos vizinhos. Três grupos de 15 animais cada foram planejados, de acordo com o procedimento realizado: 1 falha deixada vazia; 2 falha preenchida com o PRP; e 3 falha preenchida com um material inerte (Gelfoam®. Em cada grupo os animais foram distribuídos em três subgrupos de acordo com o período de observação pós-operatória, de 4, 8 e 12 semanas, respectivamente, depois do qual os animais foram mortos e o radio, ressecado para os estudos histológicos. Radiografias e cintilografias foram obtidas a intervalos de 4 semanas, começando na quarta semana pós-operatória. Cicatrização completa e remodelação foram observadas no grupo 2 já na 8ª semana, enquanto que nos grupos 1 e 3 esse processo era apenas parcial na 12ª. A captação do tecnécio estava aumentada em todos os grupos, assim permanecendo durante todo o período de observação nos grupos 1 e 3, mas diminuindo da 8ª para a 12ª semana no grupo 2, acompanhando o processo de remodelação, com diferenças significantes entre os grupos (pThe autogenous blood plasma with high platelet concentration obtained through centrifugation

  13. Perfil lipídico e peroxidação de lipídeos no plasma em crianças e adolescentes com sobrepeso e obesidade

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar o perfil lipídico e a peroxidação de lipídeos no plasma de crianças e adolescentes com sobrepeso e obesidade atendidos no Ambulatório de Endocrinologia Pediátrica do HOSPED/UFRN. MÉTODOS: Foram constituídos grupos com crianças e adolescentes com sobrepeso (n = 15, obesidade (n = 30 e controle (n = 21. O perfil lipídico foi avaliado por meio do colesterol total, LDL-colesterol, HDL-colesterol e triglicerídeos. A peroxidação de lipídeos no plasma foi medida pelo marcador malonildialdeído (MDA. A análise estatística foi realizada através do teste t de Student, teste de Tukey, ANOVA e correlação de Pearson. RESULTADOS: As alterações de colesterol total e LDL-colesterol estavam mais presentes nos grupos sobrepeso e obesidade masculinos. O HDL-colesterol mostrou-se em condições limítrofes nos grupos sobrepeso e obesidade em ambos sexos. As maiores concentrações de triglicerídeos foram registradas no grupo obesidade feminino. Identificou-se elevada peroxidação de lipídeos no plasma no grupo obesidade, principalmente no sexo masculino. CONCLUSÕES: Na amostra estudada, maiores alterações do perfil lipídico foram observadas no sexo masculino nos grupos sobrepeso e obesidade, e a peroxidação de lipídeos estava mais evidente no grupo obesidade em ambos sexos.

  14. pH-Responsive polymeric micelles based on amphiphilic chitosan derivatives: Effect of hydrophobic cores on oral meloxicam delivery.

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    Woraphatphadung, Thisirak; Sajomsang, Warayuth; Gonil, Pattarapond; Treetong, Alongkot; Akkaramongkolporn, Prasert; Ngawhirunpat, Tanasait; Opanasopit, Praneet

    2016-01-30

    The amphiphilic chitosan derivatives, N-naphthyl-N,O-succinyl chitosan (NSCS), N-octyl-N-O-succinyl chitosan (OSCS) and N-benzyl-N,O-succinyl chitosan (BSCS), were synthesized. Meloxicam (MX) was loaded into polymeric micelles (PMs), and the effects of hydrophobic moieties of the inner core segment on the loading efficiency, stability of MX-loaded PMs, cytotoxicity, drug release, and porcine small intestine permeation were investigated. Among the hydrophobic cores, the N-octyl moiety revealed the highest MX loading efficiency and most stable MX-loaded PMs compared to the other hydrophobic cores. All PMs were spherically shaped (size 213-282 nm) and had low toxicity against Caco-2 cells. The release of MX from PMs was found to be dependent on both hydrophobic cores and hydrophilic shells. In acidic medium at 0-2h, low cumulative MX release was obtained in the MX-loaded OSCS PMs compared to MX-loaded NSCS PMs and MX-loaded BSCS PMs as well as MX free drug. However, when the pH was increased to 6.8, the MX release significantly increased in all MX-loaded PMs. Furthermore, the intestinal permeation rates of MX from all MX-loaded PMs were not significantly different. These results suggest that MX was successfully incorporated into the PMs at high efficiency and good stability by optimizing the hydrophobic moieties of the inner core segments. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Electroencephalographic Changes Associated with Antinociceptive Actions of Lidocaine, Ketamine, Meloxicam, and Morphine Administration in Minimally Anaesthetized Dogs

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    Ubedullah Kaka

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    Full Text Available Effects of ketamine and lidocaine on electroencephalographic (EEG changes were evaluated in minimally anaesthetized dogs, subjected to electric stimulus. Six dogs were subjected to six treatments in a crossover design with a washout period of one week. Dogs were subjected to intravenous boluses of lidocaine 2 mg/kg, ketamine 3 mg/kg, meloxicam 0.2 mg/kg, morphine 0.2 mg/kg and loading doses of lidocaine 2 mg/kg followed by continuous rate infusion (CRI of 50 and 100 mcg/kg/min, and ketamine 3 mg/kg followed by CRI of 10 and 50 mcg/kg/min. Electroencephalogram was recorded during electrical stimulation prior to any drug treatment (before treatment and during electrical stimulation following treatment with the drugs (after treatment under anaesthesia. Anaesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with halothane at a stable concentration between 0.85 and 0.95%. Pretreatment median frequency was evidently increased (P<0.05 for all treatment groups. Lidocaine, ketamine, and morphine depressed the median frequency resulting from the posttreatment stimulation. The depression of median frequency suggested evident antinociceptive effects of these treatments in dogs. It is therefore concluded that lidocaine and ketamine can be used in the analgesic protocol for the postoperative pain management in dogs.

  16. 美洛昔康片溶出度的测定%Dissolution study of meloxicam tablet

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    程惠平; 郭晓; 蒲美玲

    2002-01-01

    美洛昔康(meloxicam)为环氧化酶抑制剂,用于治疗关节炎和类风湿性关节炎,疗效好本文建立紫外可见分光光度法测定溶出度,测定波长362nm,在2.4~12μg/ml范围内,线性关系良好,回收率99.7%,RSD=0.50%.美洛昔康片的溶出度测定条件为:以pH7.2的磷酸盐缓冲液900ml为溶剂,照中国药典1995版溶出度测定第二法,转速为60r/min,取样时间为45min,限度为70%.三批供试品溶出度符合要求,且与进口片无显著差异.

  17. Crystal structure of a 2:1 co-crystal of meloxicam with acetyl-endi-carb-oxy-lic acid.

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    Tantardini, Christian; Arkhipov, Sergey G; Cherkashina, Ksenya A; Kil'met'ev, Alexander S; Boldyreva, Elena V

    2016-12-01

    The pharmaceutical 2:1 co-crystal of meloxicam [MXM; systematic name: 4-hy-droxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-thia-zol-2-yl)-2H-1,2-benzo-thia-zine-3-carboxamide 1,1-dioxide] with acetyl-enedi-carb-oxy-lic acid (ACA; systematic name: but-2-ynedioic acid), crystallizes with one MXM mol-ecule and half an ACA mol-ecule in the asymmetric unit, C14H13N3O4S2·0.5C4H2O4. The mid-point of the triple bond of ACA is located on an inversion centre. In the crystal, the two stereoisomers of MXM with respect to the N atom of the sulfonamide group are related by the inversion centre. The carbonyl and hy-droxy groups belonging to the MXM mol-ecule are involved in an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond. The structure-forming motif includes two MXM mol-ecules linked via an ACA conformer through N-H⋯O and O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, similar to MXM co-crystals with other di-carb-oxy-lic acids.

  18. Systematic review ofusing of meloxicam for emergency contraception%美洛昔康用于紧急避孕的系统评价

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    彭静鄂; 狄海红

    2015-01-01

    Objectives:To investigate the application of meloxicam for emergency contraception and its safety.Methods:Based on the statistical sample size for analysis,1 44 cases meeting the requirement from February 201 3 to February 201 4 were selected and divided into control group and observation group,each of 72 cases.The control group received placebo or positive drug for treatment,while observation group received meloxicam.The treatment efficacy was systematically evaluated.Results:After using meloxicam,the diameter of dominant follicle increased with extended period of ovulation,where the contraceptive effect of 30 mg/d meloxicam was better that that of the 1 5mg/d meloxicam.Difference in the incidence of adverse reactions between the two groups was not sta-tistically significant (P <0.05).Conclusions:In the course of emergency contraception,meloxicam is effective and safe,but the dose should be given reasonably to reduce clinical adverse reactions and ensure the success of con-traception.%目的:探讨美洛昔康在紧急避孕中的应用及安全性。方法:依据统计学样本量进行分析,选取了2013年1月至12月符合要求的受试对象共144例,其中对照组72例,观察组72例,对照组采用安慰剂或阳性药物进行治疗,观察者采用美洛昔康进行治疗,治疗后对治疗情况进行系统评价。结果:组间比较及系统分析结果显示,使用美洛昔康后主导卵泡直径增大,排卵时间延长,其中美洛昔康30mg/d 的避孕效果优于15mg/d。组间对比中两组不良反应发生率比较,差异无统计学意义(P <0.05)。结论:在紧急避孕过程中采用美洛昔康具有较好的效果且相对安全,但要合理选择用药剂量,从而减少临床不良反应,确保成功避孕。

  19. 2003 activity report of the development and research line in controlled thermonuclear fusion of the Plasma Associated Laboratory; Relatorio de atividades de 2003 da linha de pesquisa e desenvolvimento em fusao termonuclear controlada - fusao. Laboratorio Associado de Plasma (LAP)

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    Ludwig, Gerson Otto

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    This document represents the 2003 activity report of the development and research line in controlled thermonuclear fusion of the Plasma Associated Laboratory - Brazil, approaching the areas of toroidal systems for magnetic confinement, plasma heating, current generation and high temperature plasma diagnostic.

  20. Utilização de plasma rico em plaquetas de coelhos com poucos leucócitos e hemácias para a consolidação de ossos

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    M.G.M.G. Andrade

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se utilizar o plasma rico em plaquetas, obtido por técnica capaz de produzir um produto autólogo, com reduzido número de leucócitos e hemácias, e avaliar, por meio de radiografias, a capacidade de cicatrização de uma falha óssea induzida no rádio de coelhos. Foram coletados 10,5mL de sangue por via intracardíaca, o qual foi distribuído em três tubos de hemossedimentação contendo citrato de sódio. Os tubos contendo as amostras foram submetidos a uma centrifugação a 2.000rpm (670,8G por 20 minutos, e da coluna de sedimentação foram aspirados de cada tubo 1.000µL de plasma para a redução do volume sobrenadante. Aspirou-se o plasma acima do anel de leucócitos e transferiu-se para outro tubo para centrifugação a 2.000rpm por 10 minutos. O conteúdo plaquetário no fundo do tubo foi ressuspendido e homogeneizado a 1.000µL do plasma sobrenadante para formar o PRP líquido. Uma falha de 1,0cm foi realizada no rádio esquerdo de cada coelho. O tempo de consolidação foi observado por meio de exame radiográfico aos 45 e 90 dias de pós-operatório (PO. As imagens foram comparadas entre o grupo controle (G1 e o grupo que recebeu o implante de PRP por via transdérmica (G2. A evolução da cicatrização foi verificada com auxílio do programa Adobe Photoshop CC e em uma escala de cinza que representa o contraste. No G2 foi verificada média de 63% de contraste aos 45 dias de PO e de 65% aos 90 dias de PO. No G2, aos 45 dias de PO, a média encontrada foi de 42,7%, e aos 90 dias de PO, 31,25%, indicando que houve evolução do processo de reparação óssea em comparação ao grupo que não recebeu o implante de PRP. O método de obtenção de plasma rico em plaqueta autólogo de coelhos reduziu o número de leucócitos e hemácias e recuperou o número de plaquetas, sendo este maior ou igual aos valores fisiológicos para a espécie. O PRP obtido foi capaz de acelerar o processo de consolidação óssea em coelhos.

  1. Effects of tramadol alone, in combination with meloxicam or dipyrone, on postoperative pain and the analgesic requirement in dogs undergoing unilateral mastectomy with or without ovariohysterectomy.

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    Teixeira, Renata Cr; Monteiro, Eduardo R; Campagnol, Daniela; Coelho, Karina; Bressan, Thais F; Monteiro, Betânia S

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    To compare the effects of tramadol alone, or in combination with dipyrone or meloxicam, on postoperative pain and analgesia requirement after unilateral mastectomy with or without ovariohysterectomy in dogs. Prospective, randomized, clinical study. Twenty seven bitches undergoing unilateral mastectomy with or without ovariohysterectomy. Anesthesia was induced with propofol and maintained with isoflurane and a constant rate infusion of morphine. Before the end of surgery, dogs were randomly assigned to receive intravenous tramadol alone (3 mg kg(-1), group T), combined with dipyrone (30 mg kg(-1), group TD) or meloxicam (0.2 mg kg(-1), group TM). Dogs received additional doses of tramadol (groups T and TM) or tramadol with dipyrone (group TD) at 8 and 16 hours after extubation. Postoperative pain was assessed by a blinded observer before anesthesia (baseline) and at 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16 and 24 hours after extubation using a visual analog scale (VAS) and a modified Glasgow scale. Rescue analgesia (morphine, 0.5 mg kg(-1)) was administered if the Glasgow pain score was >3.5. There were no significant differences among groups in pain scores evaluated by the VAS or the Glasgow scale. In groups T, TD and TM, pain scores were significantly higher than at baseline for 6, 8 and 2 hours, respectively. Rescue analgesia was administered to 3/9, 2/9 and 1/9 dogs in groups T, TD and TM, respectively (p > 0.05) [Correction added on 15 August 2013, after first online publication: 'T, TM and TD' was changed to 'T, TD and TM'.]. Under the conditions of this study, tramadol alone or in combination with dypyrone or meloxicam provided effective analgesia for 24 hours in most dogs after unilateral mastectomy with or without ovariohysterectomy. Further evaluation of combination therapies is needed in larger groups of dogs. © 2013 Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia.

  2. The meloxicam complexes of Co(II) and Zn(II): Synthesis, crystal structures, photocleavage and in vitro DNA-binding

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    Sanatkar, Tahereh Hosseinzadeh; Hadadzadeh, Hassan; Simpson, Jim; Jannesari, Zahra

    2013-10-01

    Two neutral mononuclear complexes of Co(II) and Zn(II) with the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam (H2mel, 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxammide-1,1-dioxide), [Co(Hmel)2(EtOH)2] (1), and [Zn(Hmel)2(EtOH)2] (2), were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy and their solid-state structures were studied by single-crystal diffraction. The complexes have a distorted octahedral geometry around the metal atom. The experimental data indicate that the meloxicam acts as a deprotonated bidentate ligand (through the amide oxygen and the nitrogen atom of the thiazolyl ring) in the complexes, and a strong intramolecular hydrogen bond between the amide N-H function and the enolate O atom stabilizes the ZZZ conformation of meloxicam ligands. Absorption, fluorescence spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry have been used to investigate the binding of the complexes with fish sperm DNA (FS-DNA). Additionally, the photocleavage studies have been also used to investigate the binding of the complexes with plasmid DNA. The interaction of the complexes with DNA was monitored by a blue shift and hyperchromism in the UV-Vis spectra attributed to an electrostatic binding mode. A competitive study with ethidium bromide (EB) has shown that the complexes can displace the DNA-bound EB indicating that they bind to DNA in strong competition with EB. The experimental results show that the complexes can cleave pUC57 plasmid DNA.

  3. <em>Helicobacter pyloriem> Disrupts Host Cell Membranes, Initiating a Repair Response and Cell Proliferation

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available <em>Helicobacter pyloriem> (<em>H. pyloriem>, the human stomach pathogen, lives on the inner surface of the stomach and causes chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, and gastric cancer. Plasma membrane repair response is a matter of life and death for human cells against physical and biological damage. We here test the hypothesis that <em>H. pyloriem> also causes plasma membrane disruption injury, and that not only a membrane repair response but also a cell proliferation response are thereby activated. Vacuolating cytotoxin A (VacA and cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA have been considered to be major <em>H. pyloriem> virulence factors. Gastric cancer cells were infected with <em>H. pyloriem> wild type (vacA+/cagA+, single mutant (ΔvacA or ΔcagA or double mutant (ΔvacA/ΔcagA strains and plasma membrane disruption events and consequent activation of membrane repair components monitored. <em>H. pyloriem> disrupts the host cell plasma membrane, allowing localized dye and extracellular Ca2+ influx. Ca2+-triggered members of the annexin family, A1 and A4, translocate, in response to injury, to the plasma membrane, and cell surface expression of an exocytotic maker of repair, LAMP-2, increases. Additional forms of plasma membrane disruption, unrelated to <em>H.> pylori em>exposure, also promote host cell proliferation. We propose that <em>H. pyloriem> activation of a plasma membrane repair is pro-proliferative. This study might therefore provide new insight into potential mechanisms of <em>H. pyloriem>-induced gastric carcinogenesis.

  4. Meloxicam fails to augment the reno-protective effects of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats via increased 20-HETE levels.

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    Katary, Mohamed M; Pye, Chelsey; Elmarakby, Ahmed A

    2016-09-03

    The pro-inflammatory cyclooxygenase (COX)-derived prostaglandins and the anti-inflammatory cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) play an important role in the regulation of renal injury. The current study examined whether COX inhibition augments the reno-protective effects of increased EETs levels via inhibiting EETs degradation by soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) in diabetic rats. Streptozotocin (50mg/kg, i.v) was used to induce diabetes in male Sprague Dawley rats. Rats were then divided into 5 groups (n=6-8); control non diabetic, diabetic, diabetic treated with the sEH inhibitor trans-4-[4-(3-adamantan-1-yl-ureido)-cyclohexyloxy]-benzoic acid (t-AUCB), diabetic treated with the COX inhibitor meloxicam and diabetic treated with meloxicam plus t-AUCB for 2 months. Glomerular albumin permeability and urinary albumin and nephrin excretion levels were significantly elevated in diabetic rats together with decreased glomerular α3 integrin and nephrin expression levels. Inhibition of sEH reduced glomerular albumin permeability, albumin and nephrin excretion levels and restored the decrease in glomerular α3 integrin and nephrin expression in diabetic rats. Meloxicam failed to reduce renal injury or even to synergize the reno-protective effects of sEH inhibition in diabetic rats. Furthermore, inhibition of sEH reduced the elevation in renal collagen deposition and urinary MCP-1 excretion levels together with a reduction in the number of renal TUNEL positive cells in diabetic vs. control rats (PMeloxicam did not reduce renal inflammation or apoptosis in diabetic rats or even exacerbate the anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects of sEH inhibition. Renal 20-hydroxyeicosatetranoic acid (20-HETE) levels were elevated in diabetic rats and meloxicam further exacerbated this elevation. In conclusion, our study suggests that inhibition of COX failed to provide renal protection or to augment the reno-protective effects of sEH inhibition in

  5. Systematic Evaluation on Efficiency and Safety of Meloxicam for Emergency Contraception%美洛昔康用于紧急避孕的系统评价

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    刘光先

    2012-01-01

    目的 系统评价美洛昔康用于紧急避孕的有效性和安全性.方法 全面检索相关文献,对根据纳入标准筛选后的研究进行严格评价和Meta分析.结果 最终纳入3个随机对照试验,Meta分析结果显示,美洛昔康可增大主导卵泡直径可延迟女性排卵时间;试验组和对照组的不良反应发生率比较,差异无统计学意义;美洛昔康30 mg/d的避孕效果优于15 mg/d.结论 美洛昔康30 mg/d用于紧急避孕有效且相对安全.但该系统评价纳入的研究样本量较小,现有证据尚不足以推荐此方案广泛用于避孕,还需开展更多大样本随机双盲对照试验加以验证.%Objective To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of meloxicam in emergency contraception. Methods By retrieving all relative literature and screening the researches according to the inclusion criteria, the included researches were performed the strict evaluation and Meta analysis. Results 3 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. The meta - analysis Results showed that meloxicam could enlarge the diameter of dominant follicle and delay the female ovulation time. There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of adverse reactions between the trial group and control group. Meloxicam 30 mg/d was more effective than 15 mg/d. Conclusion Meloxicam 30 mg/d is effective and relatively safe for emergency contraception. However, due to smaller included sample size, the existing evidences are insufficient to recommend this regimen widely used in crowd requiring contraception. Therefore more randomized double - blind controlled trials with large sample are required for further verification.

  6. La combinación de atorvastatina y meloxicam inhibe la neuroinflamación y atenúa el daño celular en la isquemia cerebral experimental por embolia arterial

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    Lina María De los Reyes

    2014-09-01

    Conclusión. La combinación de meloxicam y atorvastatina atenúa la respuesta de los astrocitos y la microglia en el proceso inflamatorio posterior a la isquemia cerebral por embolia arterial, reduciendo la degeneración neuronal y restableciendo el equilibrio morfológico y funcional del tejido nervioso.

  7. Effects of meloxicam and flunixin on pain, stress and discomfort in male piglets during and after surgical castration.

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    Reiner, Gerald; Schollasch, Frauke; Hillen, Sonja; Willems, Hermann; Piechotta, Marion; Failing, Klaus

    2012-01-01

    Surgical castration of young male piglets is now a generally accepted cause of serious distress and impairment of animal welfare. Awareness of this problem has created the moral commitment to seek for practical and more humane alternatives. As one possible alternative, the application of analgesics has been installed in Germany as an interim solution by the QS system, thus mandatory for the majority of German pig producers.Two analgesics have been authorised for this purpose. Both have been shown a significant positive impact on cortisol levels if administered pre-operatively. However, their effects on pain, stress and discomfort during castration, and on the post-castration period are conflicting. Thus, the aim of the present study was to compare the effects of Meloxicam and Flunixin on cortisol levels, behavioural indices, vocalisation, and wound healing of surgical castrated piglets in the field. There was no difference in vocalisation during castration in analgesic treated and untreated piglets. Piglets castrated under analgesia still had significantly elevated serum cortisol levels 30 min post castration, when compared to the sham castrated group. Both analgesics led to a significant impairment of behavioural indices and wound healing. It is concluded that analgesics can improve the welfare of piglets during the first part of the post-castration period. However, the benefits may be considered small and may not meet the requirements of the EU. Hence it is of high importance to prevent the interim practice of surgical castration of male piglets under analgesics from becoming implemented as a permanent condition in pig production.

  8. Role of the charge, carbon chain length, and content of surfactant on the skin penetration of meloxicam-loaded liposomes

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    Duangjit S

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Sureewan Duangjit,1,2 Boonnada Pamornpathomkul,1 Praneet Opanasopit,1 Theerasak Rojanarata,1 Yasuko Obata,2 Kozo Takayama,2 Tanasait Ngawhirunpat11Faculty of Pharmacy, Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand; 2Department of Pharmaceutics, Hoshi University, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of surfactant charge, surfactant carbon chain length, and surfactant content on the physicochemical characteristics (ie, vesicle size, zeta potential, elasticity, and entrapment efficiency, morphology, stability, and in vitro skin permeability of meloxicam (MX-loaded liposome. Moreover, the mechanism for the liposome-enhanced skin permeation of MX was determined by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. The model formulation used in this study was obtained using a response surface method incorporating multivariate spline interpolation (RSM-S. Liposome formulations with varying surfactant charge (anionic, neutral, and cationic, surfactant carbon chain length (C4, C12, and C16, and surfactant content (10%, 20%, and 29% were prepared. The formulation comprising 29% cationic surfactant with a C16 chain length was found to be the optimal liposome for the transdermal delivery of MX. The skin permeation flux of the optimal formulation was 2.69-fold higher than that of a conventional liposome formulation. Our study revealed that surfactants affected the physicochemical characteristics, stability, and skin permeability of MX-loaded liposomes. These findings provide important fundamental information for the development of liposomes as transdermal drug delivery systems.Keywords: optimal liposome, optimization, transdermal drug delivery, surfactant charge, surfactant carbon chain length, surfactant content

  9. Meloxicam and buprenorphine treatment after ovarian transplantation does not affect estrous cyclicity and follicular integrity in aged CBA/J mice.

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    Full Text Available Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels, is important for the survival of ovarian transplants and the restoration of ovarian functions. Without angiogenesis, transplanted ovarian tissue becomes more susceptible to tissue damage and necrosis. Administration of analgesics for pain management has been shown to decrease angiogenesis, which can influence transplant success especially in aged animals. Aging and the effects of hypoxia after transplantation decrease reproductive viability of the ovarian transplant; therefore, it is important to understand the additional effects of analgesics on aged animal models. The present study investigated the effects of two analgesics, buprenorphine, an opiate, and meloxicam, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID, on the reproductive indicators related to estrous cyclicity and follicular integrity after ovarian transplantation of young ovaries into aged CBA/J mice. These aged females did not show any different reproductive responses when treated with either buprenorphine or meloxicam. No significant differences were observed in estrous cycle length, the onset of estrous cycling, the regularity of estrous cycles, and the proportion of viable follicles and total number of follicles per ovarian sample across treatment groups.

  10. <em>Bacillus anthracisem> Factors for Phagosomal Escape

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    Irene Zornetta

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The mechanism of phagosome escape by intracellular pathogens is an important step in the infectious cycle. During the establishment of anthrax, <em>Bacillus anthracisem> undergoes a transient intracellular phase in which spores are engulfed by local phagocytes. Spores germinate inside phagosomes and grow to vegetative bacilli, which emerge from their resident intracellular compartments, replicate and eventually exit from the plasma membrane. During germination, <em>B. anthracisem> secretes multiple factors that can help its resistance to the phagocytes. Here the possible role of <em>B. anthracisem> toxins, phospholipases, antioxidant enzymes and capsules in the phagosomal escape and survival, is analyzed and compared with that of factors of other microbial pathogens involved in the same type of process.

  11. Comparison between two alternative approaches for the analysis of polarization evolution of EM waves in a nonuniform, fully anisotropic medium. A magnetized plasma; Paragone tra due metodi alternativi per l'analisi della polarizzazione di onde elettromagnetiche in un plasma magnetizzato

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    Segre, S. E. [ENEA, Div. Fusione, Centro Ricerche Frascati, Frascati, Rome (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    A comparison is made between two alternative approaches for the analysis of polarization evolution of em waves in a magnetized plasma. The two approaches are the Coupled Wave-Equation Formalism (CWF) and the Stokes Vector Formalism (SVF). After brief descriptions of the two formalisms the correspondence between them is spelled out. The two formalisms are then compared and their relative advantages and limitations are discussed. [Italian] Si fa un confronto tra due metodi alternativi per l'analisi della polarizzazione di onde elettromagnetiche in un plasma magnetizzato. I due metodi sono il formalismo delle equazioni accoppiate per le onde (Coupled Wave-equation Formalism) e il formalismo del vettore di Stokes (Stokes Vector Formalism). Dopo brevi descrizioni dei due formalismi, viene esplicitata la corrispondenza tra essi quindi i due formalismi vengono confrontati e si discutono i loro meriti e limiti relativi.

  12. Study on the electromagnetic waves propagation characteristics in partially ionized plasma slabs

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Propagation characteristics of electromagnetic (EM waves in partially ionized plasma slabs are studied in this paper. Such features are significant to applications in plasma antennas, blackout of re-entry flying vehicles, wave energy injection to plasmas, and etc. We in this paper developed a theoretical model of EM wave propagation perpendicular to a plasma slab with a one-dimensional density inhomogeneity along propagation direction to investigate essential characteristics of EM wave propagation in nonuniform plasmas. Particularly, the EM wave propagation in sub-wavelength plasma slabs, where the geometric optics approximation fails, is studied and in comparison with thicker slabs where the geometric optics approximation applies. The influences of both plasma and collisional frequencies, as well as the width of the plasma slab, on the EM wave propagation characteristics are discussed. The results can help the further understanding of propagation behaviours of EM waves in nonuniform plasma, and applications of the interactions between EM waves and plasmas.

  13. Plasma-based radar cross section reduction

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    Singh, Hema; Jha, Rakesh Mohan

    2016-01-01

    This book presents a comprehensive review of plasma-based stealth, covering the basics, methods, parametric analysis, and challenges towards the realization of the idea. The concealment of aircraft from radar sources, or stealth, is achieved through shaping, radar absorbing coatings, engineered materials, or plasma, etc. Plasma-based stealth is a radar cross section (RCS) reduction technique associated with the reflection and absorption of incident electromagnetic (EM) waves by the plasma layer surrounding the structure. A plasma cloud covering the aircraft may give rise to other signatures such as thermal, acoustic, infrared, or visual. Thus it is a matter of concern that the RCS reduction by plasma enhances its detectability due to other signatures. This needs a careful approach towards the plasma generation and its EM wave interaction. The book starts with the basics of EM wave interactions with plasma, briefly discuss the methods used to analyze the propagation characteristics of plasma, and its generatio...

  14. Determinação de elementos essenciais maiores e traço em queijos por espectrometria de emissão atômica com plasma de argônio induzido após digestão parcial Determination of minerals and trace elements in cheese by inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry after partial digestion

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    Carmen Silvia Kira

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    Full Text Available Concentrações de Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P e Zn foram determinadas em amostras de quatro tipos de queijo (mussarela, minas, prato e parmesão por espectrometria de emissão atômica com plasma de argônio acoplado indutivamente após dissolução parcial (hidrólise com HCl e total da matéria orgânica (digestão por via seca. As concentrações da maioria dos elementos essenciais maiores e traço, usando o método de dissolução parcial, foram consideradas estatisticamente iguais às obtidas com o método de dissolução total da matéria orgânica, demonstrando a potencialidade da digestão parcial em análises de rotina.Concentrations of Ca, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P and Zn in four different types of cheese (mozzarella, white cheese, prato and parmesan were analyzed by inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES after partial digestion (HCl hydrolysis and total digestion of organic matter (dry ashing. The results obtained for most of the elements analyzed here by the partial digestion (HCl hydrolysis and dry ashing methods were found to be statistically congruent, demonstrating the promising potential of the partial digestion method in routine analyses.

  15. Desenvolvimento das barras imunosorventes de agitação e avaliação das técnicas extração sortiva em barra de agitação, microextração em sorvente empacotado e cromatografia líquida para análise de antidepressivos em amostras de plasma

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    Fernanda Zampieri Leandro

    2010-01-01

    Neste trabalho, os anticorpos policlonais e monoclonais anti-fluoxetina foram produzidos em coelhos e camundongos, respectivamente, por imunização com o conjugado fluoxetina-soroalbumina bovina. Os anticorpos obtidos foram caracterizados em função da especificidade contra o fármaco por ELISA (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) e posteriormente, purificados por afinidade em coluna fluoxetina-agarose labmade. Os anticorpos purificados foram imobilizados covalentemente na superfície vítrea das b...

  16. Desenvolvimento de metodologia analitica para determinação de codeina em plasma humano utilizando extração solido-liquido "on-line" acoplado ao HPLC-MS/MS

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    Alessandro de Carvalho Cruz

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: Neste trabalho, a codeína foi determinada em plasma humano, através de metodologia analítica baseada no acoplamento da extração sólido-líquido "online" HPLC-MS/MS por electrospray positivo. O método foi desenvolvido visando a injeção direta de amostras plasmáticas sem prévio tratamento. O padrão interno utilizado foi o tramadol. O tempo total de análise foi de 3 min./amostra e devido ao sincronismo entre a corrida cromatográfica e a extração "on-line" automatizada o método possibilita...

  17. Treatment effect of meloxicam on chronic prostatitis%美洛昔康对慢性前列腺炎的治疗效果

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    伍军辉

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To analyze the application value of meloxicam on chronic prostatitis.Methods:96 patients with chronic prostatitis were selected from August 2013 to May 2014.They were divided into the control group and the observation group.The control group were given conventional treatment.The observation group were given meloxicam treatment on the basis of conventional treatment.The treatment total effective rates of two groups were compared and analyzed.Results:The treatment total effective rate 85.42% of the observation group was higher than 64.58% of the control group,and the difference was statistically significant(P<0.05).Conclusion:Meloxicam has important application value in the treatment of chronic prostatitis patients.It can significantly improve the clinical therapeutic effectiveness of patients,and can be popularized in clinical application.%目的:对美洛昔康在慢性前列腺炎治疗中的应用价值进行分析。方法:2013年8月-2014年5月收治慢性前列腺炎患者96例,并将其分成对照组和观察组,对照组采用常规治疗,观察组在常规治疗基础上加上美洛昔康治疗,对比分析两组治疗总有效率。结果:观察组治疗总有效率85.42%明显高于对照组的64.58%,其差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:美洛昔康在慢性前列腺炎患者治疗中具有重要应用价值,能够显著提高患者临床治疗总有效率,可在临床中加以推广应用。

  18. Optical properties of cluster plasma

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    Kishimoto, Yasuaki; Tajima, Toshiki [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Neyagawa, Osaka (Japan). Kansai Research Establishment; Downer, M.C.

    1998-03-01

    It is shown that unlike a gas plasma or an electron plasma in a metal, an ionized clustered material (`cluster plasma`) permits propagation below the plasma cut-off of electromagnetic (EM) waves whose phase velocity is close to but below the speed of light. This results from the excitation of a plasma oscillation mode (and/or polarization mode) through the cluster surface which does not exist in usual gaseous plasma. The existence of this new optical mode, cluster mode, is confirmed via numerical simulation. (author)

  19. Efeitos do gel de plasma rico em plaquetas na cicatrização de feridas cirúrgicas na pele de cavalos

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    Rafael DeRossi; Anna Carolina Anciliero de Oliveira Coelho; Gisele Silveira de Mello; Fabrício Oliveira Frazílio; Cássia Rejane Brito Leal; Gilberto Gonçalves Facco; Karine Bonucielli Brum

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    PURPOSE: To establish a low-cost method to prepare platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and evaluates the potential of platelet derived factors to enhance wound healing in the surgical wounds in equine. METHODS: To obtain a PRP gel, calcium gluconate and autologous thrombin were added to platelet-rich plasma. For the tests six saddle horses were used and two surgical incisions were made in each animal. Wounds were treated with PRP gel or untreated. Sequential wound biopsies collected at Treatment 1: at...

  20. Sistema em fluxo para determinação espectrofotométrica de uréia em plasma de sangue animal empregando leguminosa como fonte natural da enzima urease

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    Luca Gilmara C.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A spectrophotometric flow injection analysis (FIA procedure employing natural urease enzyme source for the determination of urea in animal blood plasma was developed. Among leguminous plants used in the Brazilian agriculture, the Cajanus cajan specie was selected as urease source considering its efficiency and availability. A minicolumn was filled with leguminous fragments and coupled to the FIA manifold, where urea was on-line converted to ammonium ions and subsequently it was quantified by spectrophotometry. The system was employed to determine urea in animal plasma samples without any prior treatment. Accuracy was assessed by comparison results with those obtained employing the official procedure and no significant difference at 90 % confidence level was observed. Other profitable features such as an analytical throughput of 30 determinations per hour, a reagent consumption of 19.2 mg sodium salicylate, 0.5 mg sodium hipochloride and a relative standard deviation of 1.4 % (n= 12 were also obtained.

  1. Comparison of the immunosuppressive effects of dexamethasone, flunixin meglumine and meloxicam on the in vitro response of calf peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

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    Maeda, Yousuke; Tanaka, Rie; Ohtsuka, Hiromichi; Matsuda, Keiici; Tanabe, Taishi; Oikawa, Masaaki

    2011-07-01

    This study compared the immunosuppressive effects of dexamethasone (DEX), flunixin meglumine (FLU) and meloxicam (MEL) on the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of seven healthy Holstein calves in vitro. DEX significantly inhibited lymphocyte proliferation and expression of interferon (IFN)-γ, interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-4 messenger RNA (mRNA) in comparison with FLU and MEL. FLU and MEL dose-dependently inhibited lymphocyte proliferation, but did not significantly reduce mRNA expression. Our in vitro study indicates that steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (SAIDs) as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have immunosuppressive effects on calf PBMCs. These findings are important for assessing the indications and complications of NSAIDs in calves.

  2. 美洛昔康治疗72例慢性前列腺炎的临床疗效%Clinical Efficacy of Meloxicam in Treatment of 72 Patients with Chronic Prostatitis

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    孙红波; 张晓辉

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨美洛昔康治疗慢性前列腺炎的临床疗效.方法 144例慢性前列腺炎患者采用随机分组,治疗组72例应用美洛昔康治疗,服用8周,并以未用美洛昔康治疗72例作对照组.按照慢性前列腺炎症状评分(NIH-CPSI)评估疗效.结果 治疗组总有效率84.72%,对照组总有效率63.89%,治疗组治愈、显效、总有效率均高于对照组(P<0.05).结论 美洛昔康治疗慢性前列腺炎安全而有效.%Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of meloxicam in treatment of patients with chronic prostatitis ( CP ). Methods A randomized clinical trial was conducted. Seventy two patients in study group received meloxicam for 8 weeks, and other 72 patients in control group received no meloxicam. They were classified and evaluated according to NIH - CPSI. Results The total curative rates of study and control groups were 84. 72% and 63. 89% , respectively ( P < 0. 05 ). The curative rate, obviously efficient rate and total curative rate of study group were higher than those of the control group ( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusion The clinical efficacy of meloxicam is better than the drug used in control group, meanwhile it is effective and safe in treatment of patients with chronic prostatitis.

  3. Comparison of the effects of IV administration of meloxicam, carprofen, and flunixin meglumine on prostaglandin E(2) concentration in aqueous humor of dogs with aqueocentesis-induced anterior uveitis.

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    Gilmour, Margi A; Payton, Mark E

    2012-05-01

    To compare the effects of meloxicam, carprofen, and flunixin meglumine administered IV on the concentration of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) in the aqueous humor of dogs with aqueocentesis-induced anterior uveitis. 15 adult dogs with ophthalmically normal eyes. Each dog was assigned to 1 of 4 treatment groups. Treatment groups were saline (0.9% NaCl) solution (1 mL, IV), meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg, IV), carprofen (4.4 mg/kg, IV), and flunixin meglumine (0.5 mg/kg, IV). Each dog was anesthetized, treatment was administered, and aqueocentesis was performed on each eye at 30 and 60 minutes after treatment. Aqueous humor samples were frozen at -80°C until assayed for PGE(2) concentration with an enzyme immunoassay kit. For all 4 treatment groups, PGE(2) concentration was significantly higher in samples obtained 60 minutes after treatment, compared with that in samples obtained 30 minutes after treatment, which indicated aqueocentesis-induced PGE(2) synthesis. For aqueous humor samples obtained 60 minutes after treatment, PGE(2) concentration did not differ significantly among groups treated with saline solution, meloxicam, and carprofen; however, the PGE(2) concentration for the group treated with flunixin meglumine was significantly lower than that for each of the other 3 treatment groups. Flunixin meglumine was more effective than meloxicam or carprofen for minimizing the PGE(2) concentration in the aqueous humor of dogs with experimentally induced uveitis. Flunixin meglumine may be an appropriate pre-medication for use prior to intraocular surgery in dogs.

  4. Inhibition of carrageenan-induced expression of tissue and plasma prekallikreins mRNA by low level laser therapy in a rat paw edema model Inibição da expressão de RNA mensageiro de pré-calicreínas tecidual e plasmática pela laserterapia em modelo de edema de pata induzido pela carragenina em ratos

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    Moisés P. Silva

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROND: Low level laser therapy (LLLT has been used clinically in order to treat inflammation, where tissue and plasma prekallikrein have crucial importance. Plasma prekallikrein (PPK is synthesized by the hepatocytes and secreted into the bloodstream, where it participates in the surface-dependent activation of blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, kinin generation and inflammation. Tissue prekallikrein is associated with important disease states (including cancer, inflammation, and neurodegeneration and has been utilized or proposed as clinically important biomarker or therapeutic target of interest. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if LLLT modulates tissue and plasma prekallikreins mRNA expression in the carrageenan-induced rat paw edema. METHODS: Experimental groups were assigned as followed: A1 (Control-saline, A2 (Carrageenan-only, A3 (laser 660nm only and A4 (Carrageenan + laser 660nm. Edema was measured by a plethysmometer. Subplantar tissue was collected for the quantification of prekallikreins mRNA by Real time-Polymerase Chain Reaction. RESULTS: A significantly decrease in the edema was observed after laser irradiation. Expression of prekallikreins increased after carrageenan injection. Tissue and plasma prekallikrein mRNA expression significantly decreased after LLLT's 660nm wavelength. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that expression of tissue and plasma prekallikreins is modulated by LLLT, which can be used in clinical practice due to its anti-inflammatory effects.CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A laserterapia de baixa potência tem sido usada para o tratamento de processos inflamatórios diversos em que a calicreína tecidual e a plasmática possuem participação ativa. A pré-calicreína plasmática (PPK é sintetizada pelos hepatócitos e secretada na corrente sanguínea, onde participa da ativação da coagulação, fibrinólise, geração de cininas e inflamação. A pré-calicreína tecidual está associada com importantes doenças (incluindo c

  5. Fracionamento de cobre em proteínas do plasma, músculo e fígado de tilápia do Nilo

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    Renato C. F. Neves

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Copper fractionation in plasma, muscle and liver of Nile tilapia was performed after protein separation by 2D-PAGE. SR XRF analysis indicated the presence of copper in three protein spots of plasma, and in two protein spots of muscle and liver, respectively. Copper ions were found to be distributed mostly in proteins that had a molar mass of less than 54 kDa and greater than 13 kDa and a pI in the 5.3-9.3 range. The copper concentration bound to these proteins was determined by GFAAS which showed concentrations in the 1.20-4.82 mg g-1 range.

  6. 美洛昔康与4-磺化杯[4]芳烃包合作用的荧光光谱研究%Study of inclusion interaction of meloxicam with 4-sulfocalixarene[4

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    傅力明; 王茹林; 王浩江; 王鹏

    2013-01-01

    采用荧光光谱研究了不同酸度下美洛昔康(ME)与4-磺化杯[4]芳烃(SCX4)的包合作用。结果表明,在酸性和中性条件下,美洛昔康与4-磺化杯[4]芳烃均形成1∶1的包合物;以包合形成常数为包合物稳定性的量度,不同酸度下形成的包合物的稳定性排序为碱性>中性>酸性。%The inclusion interaction of meloxicam with 4-sulfocalixarene[4] was investigated by fluorescence spectrometry .Results show that the inclusion interaction between meloxicam and 4-sulfocalixarene[4] leads to inclusion compounds with a stoichiometric ratio of 1∶1 under both acidic and neutral conditions .Besides ,in terms of the inclusion constant between meloxi-cam and 4-sulfocalixarene [4] ,resultant inclusion compounds formed under alkaline ,neutral , and acidic conditions show gradually declined stability .

  7. Determinação de resíduos de pesticidas em plasma bovino por cromatografia gasosa-espectrometria de massas Pesticides residue determination in cattle plasma by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

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    Daniele Fernanda Maffei

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available An analytical method for the isolation based on matrix solid-phase dispersion technique and gas chromatographic determination of pesticides in cattle plasma is presented. It was fortified 0.25 g of plasma with pesticides and blended with 1 g each C18 and Na2SO4. The homogenized matter was transferred to a SPE cartridge, which contained 1 g of activated florisil with 5 mL acetonitrile. The analites were eluted under vaccum with 15 mL acetonitrile, the extract was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The limit of quantification of the method was 0.04 mg L-1 for chlorphenvinfos and fipronil and 0.02 mg L-1 for cypermethrin..

  8. In vitro study of the effects of radio frequency generated for plasma in neoplastic cells HT-29; Estudo in vitro dos efeitos da radiofrequencia gerada por plasmas em celulas neoplasicas HT-29

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    Andrighetto, Daniela; Dornelles, Eduardo Bortoluzzi; Cruz, Ivana Beatrice Manica da; Lüdke, Everton, E-mail: daniela.andrighetto@hotmail.com, E-mail: dornellesedu@gmail.com, E-mail: ibmcruz@hotmail.com, E-mail: evertonludke@gmail.com [Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), RS (BRazil)

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    The goal of this study is to develop an in vitro irradiation cell system with controllable irradiation intensities of 27 MHz produced by an argon plasma column with variable amplitude modulation in the 100-700 kHz range. This paper presents and discusses a proposed experiment, with toxicity analysis (DNA Picogreen®) and cell viability (MTT assay) in the radiation-induced HT-29 cell line (colon adenocarcinoma). The data allow us to observe that cellular toxicity effects may occur with exposure to fields produced by argon plasma with intensities on the order of at least 3.2 W / cm2 and exposure times above 3.5 hours continuously. An analysis of cell populations for cell toxicity tests using the Student's t-test did not show significant changes (p <0.05) in the amount of DNA released by the action of radiofrequency, although it has been found that cell viability (MTT) is not significantly altered by long exposures to radiation induced plasma RF signals in 27 MHz (p> 0.34). Cytotoxic effects due to the destruction of cell wall by heating the samples were not detected in any of the tests.

  9. Análise simultânea da mirtazapina e N-desmetilmirtazapina em plasma empregando a cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência Simultaneous analysis of mirtazapine and N-demethylmirtazapine in plasma by high-performance liquid chromatography

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    Ana Cecília Coragem Briguenti

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Para avaliação das propriedades farmacocinéticas e monitorização terapêutica da mirtazapina, antidepressivo recentemente introduzido no mercado e que vem sendo bastante utilizado, são necessários métodos de análise simples, sensíveis e seletivos. Sendo assim, a cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência com detecção por fluorescência foi empregada para o desenvolvimento de um método para análise simultânea da mirtazapina e de seu metabólito, N-desmetilmirtazapina, em plasma. Após extração líquido-líquido utilizando tolueno como solvente extrator, o fármaco, metabólito e padrão interno (metoprolol foram separados em coluna LiChrospher 100 RP-8 capeada, utilizando fase móvel composta por tampão fosfato de sódio, 0,1 mol/L, pH 3,5-acetonitrila (82:18, v/v. O método apresentou linearidade no intervalo de 2,5 a 500 ng/mL para ambos os compostos, com recuperações médias de 77 e 66% para a mirtazapina e demetilmirtazapina, respectivamente. Os limites de quantificação (2,5 ng/mL, precisão (CV < 15% e exatidão (erros relativos < 15% do método asseguram a sua aplicabilidade em estudos de disposição cinética e para o controle terapêutico da mirtazapina.

  10. Marking with radioactive iodine of a plasma substitute and preliminary essays of his kinetic behaviour in rats; Marcacao com radioiodo de um sucedaneo do plasma e ensaios preliminares de seu comportamento cinetico em ratos

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    Cova, Wilma Guimaraes

    1973-07-01

    A blood plasma substitute (Haem accel - PGO), which has as a base a degraded and polymerized gelatin, was labelled with radioactive iodine (I-131) and preliminary essays of its kinetic behavior was done. We have used the labelling method of McFarlaner. The results obtained - radiochemical yield and purity - were favorable. The kinetic behaviour the residual radioactivity studied by measuring the residual radioactivity of the body and excreta in groups of male Wistar rats for a maximum period of 150 hours. These results have shown and excellent correlation for a two components exponential function's adjustment, suggesting therefore a bi compartmental mathematical model. (author)

  11. Desenvolvimento da ferrita delta na solda e ZTA resultante de soldagem plasma pulsada em um aço inoxidável supermartensítico Delta-ferrite development in weld and HAZ produced by pulsed plasma arc welding in a supermartensitic stainless steel

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    Sérgio L. Henke

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    Full Text Available A ferrita delta é considerada uma fase indesejável na microestrutura dos aços inoxidáveis martensíticos haja vista a mesma poder influenciar no desempenho da resistência à fadiga, tenacidade e corrosão sob-tensão. Sendo assim, o objetivo deste trabalho foi investigar o efeito da soldagem plasma pulsada sobre a distribuição e quantidade de ferrita delta em um aço inoxidável supermartensítico. Para tal foram obtidos cordões por meio de fusão superficial sobre uma amostra de aço inoxidável supermartensítico de alta liga utilizando corrente pulsada e convencional. Em seguida foi efetuada a caracterização microestrutural, em especial da ferrita delta, via análises metalográficas por meio de microscopia óptica e eletrônica de varredura . Os experimentos revelaram que, para o mesmo aporte térmico, a pulsação de corrente promoveu a formação de ferrita delta na forma de bandas ao longo do cordão de solda e redução significativa desta fase na ZTA quando comparada à soldagem convencional.The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of pulsed plasma welding on the distribution and amount of delta ferrite which is considered an undesirable phase in a supermartensitic stainless steel. For such weld beads have been obtained by melting the surface of a sample of a high-alloy supermartensitic stainless steel using pulsed and conventional current. Microstructural characterization, especially of delta ferrite, was performed by metallographic analysis by means of optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The experiments showed that for the same heat input, pulsed current promoted the formation of delta ferrite in the form of bands along the weld bead and caused a significant reduction of this phase in HAZ as compared to conventional welding.

  12. Microwave Probing of Air-Plasma and Plasma Metamaterials

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    Schneider, Katherine; Rock, Ben; Helle, Mike

    2016-10-01

    Plasma metamaterials are of recent interest due to their unique ability to be engineered with specific electromagnetic responses. One potential metamaterial architecture is based on a `forest' of plasma rods that can be produced using intense laser plasma filaments. In our work, we use a continuous microwave source at 26.5 GHz to measure a single air plasma filament characteristics generated from a 5 mJ laser pulse within a cylindrical hole in a Ka-band waveguide. Preliminary results show the air plasma produces a strong shock and acts to reflect microwave radiation. A computational comparison using 3D EM modeling is performed to examine the reflection and transmission properties of a single plasma rod, and further, to investigate an array of plasma rods as a potential plasma based metamaterial.

  13. Níveis plasmáticos de taurina e de seus precursores em pacientes com câncer de esôfago Plasma taurine levels in patients with esophagus cancer

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    Vânia Cristina Lamônica-Garcia

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available RACIONAL: O câncer de esôfago tem impacto relevante no metabolismo protéico do hospedeiro, mas pouco se conhece sobre as implicações no metabolismo protéico sulfurado. Deste, destaca-se a taurina, composto participante de várias funções fisiológicas importantes como a manutenção do sistema de defesa celular e possível sobrevida do paciente. OBJETIVO: Estudar as variações plasmáticas da taurina e de seus precursores em pacientes com câncer de esôfago. MÉTODO: Em estudo transversal foram triados 16 pacientes (43-73 anos com câncer de esôfago e 20 voluntários (27-65 anos controles sadios que preencheram os critérios clínicos e éticos da pesquisa. Para caracterização do estado geral de saúde efetuou-se avaliação antropométrica, hematimétrica (Hb, Ht, glóbulos brancos, linfócitos e bioquímica (albumina, glicose, lipídios, aminotransferases. Adicionalmente, foram realizadas, no plasma, análises cromatográficas de taurina e seus precursores cisteína e homocisteína. Foi registrado o tempo de sobrevivência dos pacientes, a partir do diagnóstico histopatológico. RESULTADOS: Os pacientes com câncer de esôfago foram predominantemente do sexo masculino, raça branca, classe socioeconômica baixa, tipo carcinoma espinocelular de localização no terço superior, em estádio IV, sobrevida de 7,8 ± 5,5 anos, referindo perda de peso em 16,4% e apresentando hipoalbuminemia em 50%, com massa muscular e adiposa semelhante ao controle. Os pacientes apresentaram valores estatisticamente menores do que os controles para Hb, Ht, colesterol total, HDL-colesterol e cisteína e maiores de AST, ALT, taurina e homocisteína. Dentre os pacientes houve correlação positiva da taurina tanto com a contagem total de linfócitos, como com a sobrevida dos pacientes. CONCLUSÃO: Os níveis reduzidos de cisteína e elevados de homocisteína, taurina e as associações positivas da taurina com os indicadores da imunocompetência celular

  14. The Effect of Combined Therapy with Tamsulosin Hydrochloride and Meloxicam in Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Symptoms and Impact on Nocturia and Sleep Quality

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    Sacit Nuri Gorgel

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose We aimed to compare the effect and feasibility of a combined therapy with tamsulosin hydrochloride plus meloxicam, and tamsulosin hydrochloride alone in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia symptoms and impact on nocturia and sleep quality. Materials and Methods Four hundred male patients were included in this study between 2008 and 2011. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: one received tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4 mg (Group 1, 200 patients and the other tamsulosin hydrochloride 0.4 mg plus meloxicam 15 mg (Group 2, 200 patients prospectively. Patients were evaluated for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH symptoms according to the American Urological Association clinical guidelines and sleep quality according to Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI. Patients were reevaluated after three months of treatment. The International Prostatic Symptom Score (IPSS, IPSS-Quality of Life (IPSS-QoL, maximal urinary flow rates (Qmax, average urinary flow rates (AFR, post void residual urine volumes (PVR, nocturia and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Score (PSQS were recorded at baseline and after three months. Results Mean age was 63.3 ± 6.6 and 61.4 ± 7.5 years in groups 1 and 2, respectively (p = 0.245. There were no statistically significant differences between both groups. Also, baseline prostate specific antigen (PSA, prostate volume, creatinine, International Prostatic Symptom Score (IPSS, IPSS-Quality of Life (IPSS-QoL, maximal urinary flow rates (Qmax, average urinary flow rates (AFR, post void residual urine volumes (PVR, nocturia and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Score (PSQS were similar in both groups. In addition, the total IPSS, IPSS-QoL, PVR, nocturia, and PSQS were significantly lower in Group 2 compared with Group 1 after treatment (p < 0.05. Qmax and AFR were higher significantly in Group 2 compared with Group 1 after treatment (p < 0.05. Conclusions Cyclooxygenase (COX-2 inhibitors in combination with an alpha blocker may

  15. Caracterização imunofenotípica das células plasmáticas em pacientes portadores de mieloma múltiplo Immunophenotypic characterization of plasma cells in patients with multiple myeloma

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    Luiz Arthur Calheiros Leite

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: O mieloma múltiplo (MM é uma doença maligna incurável caracterizada pela proliferação de um único clone de plasmócitos na medula óssea. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a frequência e o valor prognóstico da expressão dos fenótipos aberrantes em pacientes com MM por meio de citometria de fluxo multiparamétrica. MÉTODOS: O estudo foi realizado no Hospital São Paulo/Disciplina de Hematologia e Hemoterapia da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP, sendo analisados de maneira prospectiva 30 pacientes portadores de MM ao diagnóstico. Na tentativa de identificar as células mielomatosas por citometria de fluxo (FACScalibur, BD, foram utilizados anticorpos monoclonais anti-CD138, anti-CD38, anti-CD45 específicos para seleção dos plasmócitos. O grupo controle consistiu em quatro doadores saudáveis de medula óssea. RESULTADOS: Todos os plasmócitos mielomatosos expressaram pelo menos um fenótipo aberrante, e CD56+++, CD117++, CD33++, CD13++, CD28++ foram os marcadores mais frequentes, observados em 88% dos pacientes. Os marcadores linfoides foram encontrados nos casos com maior número de fenótipos aberrantes. DISCUSSÃO: Os antígenos CD56+++ e CD28++ apresentaram altos níveis de β2-microglobulina, sendo estes associados a estágios mais agressivos da doença e maior massa tumoral. A ausência da molécula de adesão CD56 foi relacionada com altos níveis de β2M e de cálcio iônico, mostrando que este achado pode ter valor prognóstico. CONCLUSÃO: A partir deste estudo concluiu-se que os fenótipos aberrantes estão presentes na maioria dos casos de MM e que a imunofenotipagem por citometria de fluxo multiparamétrica é uma boa ferramenta para distinguir células plasmáticas normais dos plasmócitos mielomatosos.INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Multiple myeloma is an incurable malignancy characterized by the proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells in bone marrow. The aim of this study

  16. World Encircling Tectonic Vortex Street - Geostreams Revisited: The Southern Ring Current EM Plasma-Tectonic Coupling in the Western Pacific Rim

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    Leybourne, Bruce; Smoot, Christian; Longhinos, Biju

    2014-05-01

    Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) coupling to south polar magnetic ring currents transfers induction energy to the Southern Geostream ringing Antarctica and underlying its encircling mid-ocean ridge structure. Magnetic reconnection between the southward interplanetary magnetic field and the magnetic field of the earth is the primary energy transfer mechanism between the solar wind and the magnetosphere. Induced telluric currents focused within joule spikes along Geostreams heat the southern Pacific. Alignment of the Australian Antarctic Discordance to other tectonic vortexes along the Western Pacific Rim, provide electrical connections to Earths core that modulate global telluric currents. The Banda Sea Triple Junction, a mantle vortex north of Australia, and the Lake Baikal Continental Rift vortex in the northern hemisphere modulate atmospheric Jetstream patterns gravitationally linked to internal density oscillations induced by these telluric currents. These telluric currents are driven by solar magnetic power, rotation and orbital dynamics. A solar rotation 40 day power spectrum in polarity controls north-south migration of earthquakes along the Western Pacific Rim and manifest as the Madden Julian Oscillation a well-documented climate cycle. Solar plasma turbulence cycles related to Hale flares trigger El Nino Southern Oscillations (ENSO's), while solar magnetic field strength frequencies dominate global warming and cooling trends indexed to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. These Pacific climate anomalies are solar-electro-tectonically modulated via coupling to tropical geostream vortex streets. Particularly the section along the Central Pacific Megatrend connecting the Banda Sea Triple Junction (up welling mantle vortex) north of Australia with the Easter Island & Juan Fernandez twin rotating micro-plates (twin down welling mantle vortexes) along the East Pacific Rise modulating ENSO. Solar eruptions also enhance the equatorial ring current located

  17. Crystal structure of a 2:1 co-crystal of meloxicam with acetyl­endi­carb­oxy­lic acid

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    Tantardini, Christian; Arkhipov, Sergey G.; Cherkashina, Ksenya A.; Kil’met’ev, Alexander S.; Boldyreva, Elena V.

    2016-01-01

    The pharmaceutical 2:1 co-crystal of meloxicam [MXM; systematic name: 4-hy­droxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl­thia­zol-2-yl)-2H-1,2-benzo­thia­zine-3-carboxamide 1,1-dioxide] with acetyl­enedi­carb­oxy­lic acid (ACA; systematic name: but-2-ynedioic acid), crystallizes with one MXM mol­ecule and half an ACA mol­ecule in the asymmetric unit, C14H13N3O4S2·0.5C4H2O4. The mid-point of the triple bond of ACA is located on an inversion centre. In the crystal, the two stereoisomers of MXM with respect to the N atom of the sulfonamide group are related by the inversion centre. The carbonyl and hy­droxy groups belonging to the MXM mol­ecule are involved in an intra­molecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bond. The structure-forming motif includes two MXM mol­ecules linked via an ACA conformer through N—H⋯O and O—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, similar to MXM co-crystals with other di­carb­oxy­lic acids. PMID:27980849

  18. Concentrações plasmáticas e eritrocitárias de zinco em idosos portadores e não-portadores de catarata senil em um serviço oftalmológico especializado de Teresina-Piauí Plasma and erythrocyte zinc concentrations in elderly patients with and without senile cataract in a tertiary eye care center at Teresina-Piauí

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    Fábio Martins Soares

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar as concentrações plasmáticas e eritrocitárias de zinco em idosos portadores e não-portadores de catarata senil em um serviço oftalmológico especializado, em Teresina-Piauí. MÉTODOS: Estudo quantitativo, transversal e controlado, realizado no Hospital de Olhos Francisco Vilar, Piauí, Brasil. Participaram 56 idosos (37 mulheres, 19 homens sem condições associadas a modificações nos níveis de zinco ou aumento do risco de catarata. Escore > II foi utilizado para definir a presença de catarata, de acordo com o Lens Opacities Classification System II. As concentrações de zinco foram determinadas por espectrometria de absorção atômica em chama. Análise estatística incluiu os testes t de Student e qui-quadrado e 0,05 como nível de significância. RESULTADOS: Catarata senil foi identificada em 58,9% dos participantes, predominando o tipo nuclear (51,8%, seguido pelo cortical (26,8% e subcapsular posterior (8,9%. Deficiência de zinco no plasma (PURPOSE: To determine plasma and erythrocyte zinc concentrations in elderly with and without senile cataract in a tertiary eye care center at Teresina-Piauí. METHODS: A quantitative, transversal and controlled study was developed at the Hospital de Olhos Francisco Vilar, Piauí, Brasil. Fifty-six elderly subjects (37 females, 19 males with no known conditions that modify zinc blood levels or increase risk of cataract were included. A score >II was used to define cataract, according to Lens Opacities Classification System II. Plasma and erythrocyte zinc concentrations were determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry. Statistical tests included Student's t and chi-square tests, with a probability level of 0.05 as significant. RESULTS: Senile cataract was present in 58.9% of the subjects. The most common type was nuclear (51.8%, followed by cortical (26.8% and posterior subcapsular (8.9%. Zinc deficiencies in plasma (<70 μg/dL and erythrocyte (<40 μg/gHb were

  19. Perfil hormonal de Progesterona durante o ciclo Estral em novilhas Nelore confinadas com Diferentes Ondas de Crescimento Folicular Plasma Progesterone Level during the Estrous Cycle in Nelore Heifers Confined with Two, Three and Four Waves of Follicular Growth

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    Luciene Lomas Santiago

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Efetuaram-se coletas diárias de sangue, de 16 novilhas Nelore confinadas, para análise de progesterona plasmática pelo método de radioimunoensaio (RIA. Os dias analisados para progesterona foram o dia zero (estro e a cada três dias até o dia -1 e o dia zero. Os animais foram divididos em dois grupos: 1 com ciclo estral de 21 dias aproximadamente (novilhas que apresentaram duas e três ondas de crescimento folicular e 2 com ciclo estral superior a 25 dias (novilhas com quatro ondas de crescimento folicular. As concentrações médias de progesterona plasmática dos animais durante o ciclo estral diferiram entre os dois grupos, sendo superiores (4,27 ng/mL para os ciclos de maior duração. A concentração média de progesterona no ciclo de aproximadamente 21 dias foi de 2,54 ng/mL. Os resultados sugerem que as novilhas que apresentam maior duração do ciclo estral necessitam de tempo adicional para que seus folículos cheguem ao estádio pré-ovulatório, havendo, dessa maneira, prolongamento e aumento da secreção de progesterona.Blood were collected daily from 16 Nelore heifers confined, for radioimmunoassay (RIA.analyses of progesterone The plasma progesterone assay were at day zero (estrus and at each three days until the -1 and the day zero.again The animals were divided in two groups: 1 with regular estrous cycle of 21 days (heifers with two and three follicular growth waves and 2 with prolonged estrous cycle, greater than 25 days (heifers with four follicular growth waves. The mean plasma progesterone level from the animals during the estrous cycle differed between the two groups, being greater (4,27 ng/mL for the extended cycles.(above 25 days; 4,27 ng/mL than for the regular estrous cycle (21 days; 2,54 ng/mL. Results suggest that those heifers which showed an extended estrous cycles, needs an additional time for the follicles to each the pre-ovulatory stadium, resulting in prolonged and increased progesterone secretion.

  20. 红外线联合美洛昔康治疗双膝骨关节炎疗效观察%Efficacy of Infrared Radiation and meloxicam in ostearthritis of the knee

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    邱劲松

    2011-01-01

    Objective To investigate and compare the efficacy and safety of infrared radiation and meloxicam in treatment of active ostearthritis of the knee. Methods Sixty patients fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology criteria for knee OA were divided into trail group and control group. Trail group included 30 patients received infrared radiation and meloxicam 7. 5mg bid for 2 weeks, while the control group which included 30 patients too received meloxicam 7. 5mg bid for 4 weeks. Results The trial group was observed more significant improvement in pain on walking for 20 metres, tenderness on palpation and WOMAC than the control group (P <0. 05). Conclusion Infrared radiation is effective and safe for the treatment of ostearthritis of the knee.%目的 观察比较红外线联合美洛昔康治疗双膝骨关节炎的疗效.方法 60例符合美国风湿病学院(ACR)双膝骨关节炎标准患者分配进入试验组和对照组.试验组使用红外线照射双膝关节,2次/d,每次20min,同时服用美洛昔康1片(7.5mg),2次/d;对照组服用美洛昔康1片(7.5mg),2次/d,疗程均为2周.结果 试验组20m步行痛和关节触痛疼痛程度等指标与对照组两者相比差异有统计学意义.结论 红外线照射联合美洛昔康对双膝骨关节炎安全有效.

  1. Perfil bioquímico de algumas enzimas no plasma sangüíneo de potras da raça Brasileiro de Hipismo (BH criadas em Colina, Estado de São Paulo

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    Fernando José Benesi

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o propósito de avaliar o perfil bioquímico de algumas enzimas, em potras sadias da raça BH (Brasileiro de Hipismo, utilizaram-se 380 amostras de plasma sangüíneo colhidas de 19 animais desde o nascimento até 24 meses de vida. Na análise dos resultados evidenciou-se que os valores médios das enzimas FA (fosfatase alcalina e CK (creatina quinase foram máximos entre o nascimento e 24 horas de vida (FA-1995.50 UI/ ; CK-189.13UI/L, enquanto que para a LD (lactato desidrogenase e GGT (gama glutamiltransferase as maiores magnitudes ocorreram, respectivamente, entre 3 e 4 dias (LD-479.11UI/L e aos 10 dias de idade (GGT-18.70UI/L. As FA, CK, LD e GGT, mostraram diminuições dos valores médios, respectivamente, até 6 meses (FA-323.50UI/L, 20 dias (CK-51UI/ L, 19 meses (LD-214.00UI/L e 4 meses (GGT-11.40UI/L estabilizando-se a seguir, com pequenas variações. A atividade da AST (aspartato aminotransferase que foi mínima logo após o nascimento (AST- 43.38UI/L, aumentou até os sete dias de vida (AST-110.89UI/L, e a seguir diminuiu progressivamente, com pequenas oscilações, até o final do estudo. Todas as enzimas avaliadas sofreram variações influenciadas pelo fator etário, particularmente no período inicial de vida dos animais estudados.

  2. Determinação da expressão da molécula de adesão CD56 em plasmócitos no mieloma múltiplo através de estudo imuno-histoquímico CD56 adhesion molecule expression by plasma cells in multiple myeloma immunohistochemistry

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    Ana L. Coradazzi

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    Full Text Available O papel das moléculas de adesão celular, na fisiopatologia do mieloma múltiplo (MM, tem sido alvo de vários estudos nos últimos anos. A expressão de CD56 pelos plasmócitos tumorais está associada a comportamento clínico menos agressivo da doença, e sua perda tem sido descrita na fase de leucemização plasmocitária. A determinação da expressão da molécula CD56 pelos plasmócitos tumorais pode ser obtida através de citometria em fluxo, revelando positividade em 55% a 78% dos casos. No presente estudo, objetivamos verificar a expressão da molécula CD56 por plasmócitos tumorais na medula óssea de portadores de MM, utilizando o estudo imuno-histoquímico das amostras histológicas obtidas ao diagnóstico. Analisamos as amostras de medula óssea de vinte portadores de MM, e realizamos o estudo imuno-histoquímico para determinação da expressão das cadeias leves kappa e lambda e da molécula CD56 pelos plasmócitos tumorais. A expressão da molécula CD56 foi importante em três casos, moderada em seis, discreta em quatro e negativa em sete. O estudo imuno-histoquímico mostrou-se válido para determinação da expressão de CD56 por plasmócitos tumorais em portadores de MM, fornecendo resultados semelhantes aos descritos para os obtidos por citometria em fluxo. Através do estudo imuno-histoquímico, foi possível observar variações da expressão da molécula CD56.The role of adhesion molecules in the physiopathology of multiple myeloma has been the target of many studies over the last years. The CD56 expression by neoplastic plasma cells is related to a less aggressive clinical course, and its loss is described in plasma cell leukemia. The evaluation of the CD56 expression may be obtained by flow cytometry, with positivity in 55% to 78% of cases. In this study, we verified the CD56 expression by plasma cells in bone marrow of myeloma patients using immunohistochemistry in samples obtained at diagnosis. We analyzed bone

  3. Study on analgesic effect and safety of meloxicam injection after orthopaedic surgery%美洛昔康针剂用于骨科术后镇痛效果及安全性研究

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    王碧菠; 张伟滨

    2011-01-01

    目的 研究美洛昔康针剂用于骨科术后镇痛的效果及安全性.方法 :在上海4家不同医院骨科各随机选取40例手术患者共160例,使用美洛昔康针剂进行术后镇痛.入组患者术后1h接受美洛昔康针剂15mg肌注,术后24h接受15mg肌注.对镇痛疗效不佳者予以枸橼酸芬太尼注射液补充镇痛.采用视觉模拟评分(VAS)在术后1h(用药前)、2h、4h、8h、12h、24h、48h分别评估疼痛程度,并记录补充镇痛药物枸橼酸芬太尼的用量.术前及术后1周行血常规、肝肾功能、心电图检查,观察有无与药物相关的不良事件产生.结果 :入组男性患者105例(65.63%),女性患者55例(34.37%),平均年龄46.36岁(21-65岁).接受大手术85例(53.1%),中手术者42例(26.3%),小手术者33例(20.6%).用药前(术后1h)VAS平均评分为8.3,用药后各时间点VAS平均评分分别为7.8、7.1、6.8,5.5、3.7、2.4,提示美洛昔康针剂术后镇痛总体疗效满意.按手术大小分类观察各时间点VAS评分,并比较各组疼痛缓解率,可见美洛昔康针剂对于不同类型的骨科手术均有较好的镇痛疗效,但对大、中型骨科手术,还需加用中枢性阿片类镇痛药物加强镇痛效果.用药前后血常规、肝肾功能和心电图结果的差异无统计学意义,提示美洛昔康针剂临床安全性良好.结论 :使用美洛昔康针剂可有效缓解骨科术后疼痛,并能减少中枢性镇痛药的使用剂量,且无明显不良反应,是一种有效的骨科术后镇痛药物.%Objective To study the effect and safety of post-operative analgesic with meloxicam (Mobic) injection. Methods Fourty patients each, 160 in all, were chosen randomly from 4 hospitals in Shanghai. Meloxicam injection was applied to relieve pain for those patients after orthopsadic surgery. Meloxicam injection of 15 mg was administered one hour and 24 hours postoperation by intramuscular respectively. Fentanyl citrate was added in those whose pain was

  4. Voltammetric determination of meloxicam at a graphene modified glassy carbon electrode%石墨烯修饰玻碳电极伏安法测定美洛昔康

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    习霞; 明亮

    2012-01-01

    通过在玻碳电极表面电化学还原氧化石墨烯的方法制备了石墨烯修饰电极,研究了美洛昔康在该修饰电极上的电化学行为.优化了包括支持电解质及pH、修饰剂用量、富集电位及时间等测定条件,据此建立了一种直接测定美洛昔康的电化学分析方法.在0.1 mol/L Britton-Robinson缓冲液(pH 3.0)中,氧化峰电流与美洛昔康浓度在1.0×10-6~8.0×10-5 mol/L范围内呈现良好的线性关系,检出限为3.0×10-7 mol/L( S/N=3).方法可用于片剂和尿样中美洛昔康的测定.%A graphene modified electrode was prepared through electrochemical reduction of graphene oxide ( GO) on the surface of a glassy carbon electrode ( GCE) and the electrochemical behavior of meloxicam (MLX) at this modified glassy carbon electrode was investigated. The experimental parameters such as the supporting electrolyte and buffer pH, the amount of GO suspension, the accumulation potential and time were optimized, and a direct electroanalytical method for the determination of meloxicam was developed. The oxidation peak current was proportional to the concentration of meloxicam in the range of 1.0 x 10 -6 - 8. 0 x 10 ~5 mol/L with a detection limit of 3. 0 x 10 ~7 mol/L (S/N = 3) in 0. 1 mol/L Britton-Robinson buffer solution ( pH 3. 0). The proposed method was used for the determination of meloxicam in tablets and human urines.

  5. Effect of Meloxicam on laryngeal carcinoma cell line Hep-2%美洛昔康对人喉癌Hep-2细胞株作用的研究

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    沈宝茗; 周芝芳; 刘珺

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the apoptosis induction and cell cycle effect of Meloxicam on laryngeal carcinoma cell line Hep-2 and the possible mechanism. Methods Hep-2 cell was cultured and randomly divided into experimental group and control group. At different time points after culturation , the apoptosis induced by Meloxicam and the influence on cell cycle in Hep-2 were observed by flow cytometry. At the same time , the changes of mitochondrial membrane potential in Hep - 2 were detected. Results Flow cytometry analysis showed that Meloxicam induced apoptosis of Hep - 2 in a concentration - dependent manner. Hie cell number of G1 phase in the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the control group ( P < 0. 0 5 ) . The mitochondrial membrane potential of the experimental group decreased significantly ( P < 0. 05 ) . Conclusion Meloxicam can significantly induce apoptosis and inhibit differentiation of Hep-2 cell via a possible mechanism to initiate mitochondrial apoptosis.%目的 探讨美洛昔康对喉癌细胞株Hep -2凋亡作用和对体外培养喉癌Hep -2细胞周期的影响及作用机制.方法 应用肿瘤细胞培养技术,随机分实验组和空白对照组,培养不同时间后,用流式细胞仪检测美洛昔康对Hep -2细胞凋亡发生率及对细胞周期的影响,同时检测美洛昔康作用Hep -2细胞后细胞线粒体跨膜电位的变化.结果 流式细胞仪分析显示美洛昔康呈浓度依赖性诱导Hep -2细胞凋亡,且实验组G1期细胞数明显增加,与对照组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);实验组Hep -2细胞线粒体跨膜电位明显下降,与对照组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论美洛昔康具有诱导Hep -2细胞凋亡及抑制细胞分化的作用,其机制可能与触发了线粒体凋亡途径有关.

  6. Inhibitory effect of Meloxicam on the cultured fibroblasts from the excised pterygium%翼状胬肉成纤维细胞中COX-2的表达及其抑制剂的实验研究

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    黄丽娜; 姚晓明

    2006-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the association between cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression and VEGF intervention as well as the inhibitory effect of Meloxicam on the cultured human pterygium fibroblasts (HPF).METHODS: Expression of COX-2 was measured by immunohistochemistry in the cultured HPF from twenty excised pterygium cases. Expression of COX-2 in HPF was measured by Western blot following the treatment of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) at the different concentrations. In addition, the effect of Meloxicam on proliferation of HPF was studied by adding the different concentrations into the cultured HPF plates by Mono-nuclear cell direct cytotoxicity (MTT) reduction assay.RESULTS: COX-2 expression was present in the cultured HPF. The level of the expression increased following VEGF treatment. The proliferation of the cultured HPF decreased following addition of the different concentrations of Meloxicam (from 75μ mol/L to 300μ mol/L) and the magnitude of the inhibition was dose-time dependent.CONCLUSION: COX-2 levels in the cultured HPF werepositively associated with VEGF stimulation and Meloxicam was inhibitory to HPF proliferation.%目的:探讨环氧化酶-2(COX-2)与血管内皮生长因子(VEGF)在人翼状胬肉成纤维细胞(HPF)中的关系,以及美洛昔康(Meeloxicam)抗HOF增殖的作用和机制.方法:采用免疫组化方法测定翼状胬肉组织中COX-2的表达.体外培养HPF,采用Western法,MTT法,研究在不同浓度的VEGF刺激下,HPF中COX-2蛋白的表达,以及不同浓度的美洛昔康对HPF增殖的影响.结果:翼状胬肉组织中COX-2呈阳性表达.HPF中VEGF浓度的增高可致COX-2蛋白的表达呈增强趋势.当美洛昔康的浓度在75~300μmol/L之间变化时,能明显抑制HPF的增殖,且其抑制强度呈剂量、时间依赖性.结论:HPF中VEGF的浓度升高能增强COX-2蛋白的表达,美洛昔康能够通过拮抗COX-2达到抑制HPF增殖的作用.

  7. Meloxicam protects aluminum overload-induced chronic reproductive deterioration in rats%美洛昔康对铝过负荷致雄鼠生殖损害的保护作用

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    汤召兵; 苟欣; 王明; 何卫阳; 刘朝东; 邓远忠

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨COX-2抑制剂美洛昔康对慢性铝过负荷所致雄性大鼠生殖损害的保护作用.方法 雄性大鼠分为5组,每组6只,即正常对照组、铝负荷组[葡萄糖酸铝Al3+ 200 mg/(kg·d)灌胃]、美洛昔康组[美洛昔康3 mg/(kg·d)灌胃]、铝负荷+小剂量美洛昔康组[葡萄糖酸铝Al3+ 200 mg/(kg·d) +美洛昔康1 mg/(kg·d)灌胃]及铝负荷+大剂量美洛昔康组[葡萄糖酸铝Al3+ 200 mg/(kg·d)+美洛昔康3 mg/(kg·d)灌胃].每周给药5 d,连续20周后处死大鼠取出睾丸附睾称质量,分别计算每只大鼠睾丸、附睾系数(脏器质量/体质量);HE染色观察睾丸附睾的形态学变化.结果 正常对照组、美洛昔康组、铝负荷组、铝负荷+小剂量美洛昔康组、铝负荷+大剂量美洛昔康组大鼠体质量均值分别是572.2、568.8、451.8、552.3、565.7 g,睾丸质量均值分别是4.92、4.91、4.07、4.65、4.86 g,附睾质量均值分别是1.36、1.33、1.12、1.25、1.32 g,铝负荷组大鼠的体质量、睾丸及附睾质量明显降低(P0.05),铝负荷+小剂量美洛昔康组大鼠体质量降低无显著意义(P>0.05),但睾丸附睾质量降低具有显著差异(P0.05).HE染色见铝负荷组曲细精管的生精上皮明显变薄且几乎看不到精细胞、在曲细精管腔内精子数量很少或没有;铝负荷+大剂量美洛昔康组在曲细精管内见大量的各级精细胞及精子;美洛昔康组见睾丸的组织学形态完全正常.铝负荷组大鼠睾丸组织COX-2蛋白表达明显增加(P<0.05);美洛昔康可明显抑制COX-2蛋白表达,大剂量美洛昔康(3 mg/kg)组抑制效应更明显(P<0.05).结论 美洛昔康具有改善铝所致的生殖损害的潜能;其机制可能与抑制COX-2活性,减轻炎症反应和氧化应激损伤有关.%Objective To determine the protective effects of meloxicam on deterioration in reproductive performance induced by chronic aluminum overload in rats. Methods A total of 30 Wistar male rats were

  8. Diazepam e nordiazepam em plasma: métodos de extração líquido-líquido e em fase sólida no pré-tratamento de amostras para análise cromatográfica em fase líquida Diazepam and nordiazepam in plasma: liquid-liquid and solid phase extraction in sample pre-treatment for high performance liquid chromatography analysis

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    Ellen Figueiredo Freire

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Analysis of diazepam (DZP and its active metabolite nordiazepam (NDZP in plasma is commonly performed in clinical medicine to ensure proper therapeutic effects while minimizing the incidence of toxicity. This study aimed to optimize analytical parameters and compare two pre-treatment techniques, liquid-liquid (LLE and solid phase extraction (SPE, as well as liquid chromatographic conditions to analyze simultaneously DZP and NDZP in plasma from 20 patients treated with a daily dose of 10 mg. Both techniques showed to be well in line with the international criteria for analytical validation, which permitted to quantify DZP (66.2 - 1148.6 ng mL-1 and NDZP (138.5 - 808.6 ng mL -1 in all samples. The correlation coefficients between SPE and LLE were respectively 0.9729 for DZP and 0.9643 for NDZP.

  9. Comparative study to investigate the effect of meloxicam or minocycline HCl in situ gel system on local treatment of periodontal pockets.

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    Kassem, Abeer Ahmed; Ismail, Fatma Ahmed; Naggar, Vivian Fahim; Aboulmagd, Elsayed

    2014-08-01

    In situ gelling formulations allow easy application to the target area. Gelation is induced by physiological stimuli at the site of application where the formula attains semisolid properties and exerts sustained drug release. In situ gelling formulations containing either 3% meloxicam (Mx) or 2% minocycline HCl (MH) were prepared for local application into the periodontal pockets. Gel formulations were based on the thermosensitive Pluronic(®) (Pl) and the pH-sensitive Carbopol(®) (C) polymers. C gels were prepared in combination with HPMC (H) to decrease its acidity. The total percent drug released from Pl formulae was 21.72% after 1 week for Mx and 85% after 3 days for MH. Their release kinetics data indicated anomalous non-Fickian behavior that could be controlled by both diffusion and chain relaxation. Addition of MH to C/H gels (1:2.5) resulted in liquefaction, followed by drug precipitation. Regarding C/H gel containing Mx, it showed a prolonged release rate up to 7 days with an initial burst effect; the kinetics data revealed Fickian-diffusion mechanism. The in vitro antibacterial activity studies for MH gel in Pl revealed that the drug released exceeded the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of MH against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538; placebo gel showed no effect on the microorganism. Clinical evaluation of Pl gels containing either Mx or MH showed significant improvement in chronic periodontitis patients, manifested by decrease in pocket depth and gingival index and increase in bone density.

  10. Plasma turbulence

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    Horton, W. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Inst. for Fusion Studies; Hu, G. [Globalstar LP, San Jose, CA (United States)

    1998-07-01

    The origin of plasma turbulence from currents and spatial gradients in plasmas is described and shown to lead to the dominant transport mechanism in many plasma regimes. A wide variety of turbulent transport mechanism exists in plasmas. In this survey the authors summarize some of the universally observed plasma transport rates.

  11. Reference Gene Selection in the Desert Plant <em>Eremosparton songoricuem>m>

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    Dao-Yuan Zhang

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available <em>Eremosparton songoricum em>(Litv. Vass. (<em>E. songoricumem> is a rare and extremely drought-tolerant desert plant that holds promise as a model organism for the identification of genes associated with water deficit stress. Here, we cloned and evaluated the expression of eight candidate reference genes using quantitative real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reactions. The expression of these candidate reference genes was analyzed in a diverse set of 20 samples including various <em>E. songoricumem> plant tissues exposed to multiple environmental stresses. GeNorm analysis indicated that expression stability varied between the reference genes in the different experimental conditions, but the two most stable reference genes were sufficient for normalization in most conditions.<em> EsEFem> and <em>Esα-TUB> were sufficient for various stress conditions, <em>EsEF> and <em>EsACT> were suitable for samples of differing germination stages, and <em>EsGAPDH>and <em>Es>UBQ em>were most stable across multiple adult tissue samples. The <em>Es18Sem> gene was unsuitable as a reference gene in our analysis. In addition, the expression level of the drought-stress related transcription factor <em>EsDREB2em>> em>verified the utility of<em> E. songoricumem> reference genes and indicated that no single gene was adequate for normalization on its own. This is the first systematic report on the selection of reference genes in <em>E. songoricumem>, and these data will facilitate future work on gene expression in this species.

  12. ABSCESSO TESTICULAR EM HAMSTER: RELATO DE CASO

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    R. M. Santos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Hamster, rodent originating from the Middle East, is a species studied along with other laboratory animals as experimental models in scientific papers and currently is also created as a pet, by virtue of being docile, easy to handle and require little space for survival. The suppurative processes in domestic animals are relatively frequent. Due to infectious diseases or purulent course of aggressiveness of the environment in which they live. The habit of storing food in the cheeks with sharp edges can injure the skin and often cause abscesses in this species. However, other lesions may lead to suppuration, diseases such as testicular tumor or no tumor or not produced by damage in the skin, leading to tumescence (VITAL et al., 2007. This article reports a case of a hamster treated at the Veterinary Hospital of FAFRAM with clinical history of discomfort, anorexia and frequent licking of the scrotum. On clinical examination it was found by aspiration of purulent secretions and the presence of large numbers of polymorphonuclear cells on cytology, diagnosed with testicular abscess. The animal was taken to the operating room where was performed conventional bilateral orchiectomy and total excision of the abscess by opening the tunica vaginalis and ligation of the spermatic cord. Postoperative care included antibiotic therapy with enrofloxacin and use of an anti-inflammatory meloxicam. After ten days the stitches were removed, the wound was healing satisfactorily and the animal was in good health.O Hamster, roedor originário do Oriente Médio, é uma espécie estudada juntamente com outros animais de laboratório como modelo experimental em trabalhos científicos e, atualmente, também é criado como animal de companhia, em virtude de ser dócil, de fácil manuseio e necessitar de pequeno espaço para sobrevivência. Os processos supurativos nos animais domésticos são relativamente frequentes. Em decorrência de doenças infectocontagiosas de

  13. Evaluation of efficacy and safety of etoricoxib and meloxicam in the treatment of patients with acute gout%依托考昔和美洛昔康治疗急性痛风的疗效及安全性

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    张瑾; 丁健; 吴华香

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨应用环氧化酶2抑制剂依托考昔和美洛昔康治疗患者急性痛风发作的疗效和安全性. 方法 选择我院诊断为痛风急性发作患者88例.分别给予依托考昔120 mg/d(依托考昔组,48例)和美洛昔康15 mg/d(美洛昔康组,36例)治疗,共7d,主要疗效依据为第2~5天患者对关节疼痛自我评分(0~4分Likert量表)结果,并监测实验期间的各项指标及不良事件,以评估其安全性. 结果 疼痛自我评分变化值依托考昔组为( - 1.66±0.58)分,优于美洛昔康(-1.38±0.44)分,差异有统计学意义(P=0.018);依托考昔组不良事件的发生率31.2%(15/48)与美洛昔康组33.3%(12/36)相似,差异无统计学意义(P- 1.000). 结论 依托考昔120 mg/d是治疗急性痛风的有效方案,其疗效优于美洛昔康,总体安全性及耐受性良好.%Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of etoricoxib and meloxicam in the treatment of patients with acute gout. Methods A randomized,active comparator study was conducted at outpatients and inpatients in our hospital from January 2009 to July 2010.A total of 84patients aged (63.7± 11.0) years with an acute attack of gout were treated with etoricoxib 120 mg/d (n =48),or meloxicam 15 mg/d (n =36) for 7 d.The patient's assessment of joint pain (0- 4 point Likert scale) at drug treatment for 2-5 d was considered as the primary efficacy end point,4 h after firstly takiug the drug and 2-8 d after treatment as the secondary efficacy end point.The starting efficacy was determined until pain relieved by patient himself. The safety was assessed by adverse experiences and indexes including leucocyte, platelet,crcatinine, uric acid,alanine transaminase (ALT),aspartate transaminase (AST) and mean artery pressure(MAP). Results In 84 patients,3cases (8.3%) in meloxicam treatment and 15 cases (31.2%) in etoricoxib treatment (among which 13 cases finished treatment) discontinued therapy.The improvement scores of joint pain were

  14. Decomposição de argilas em forno de microondas e determinação simultânea dos seus constituintes principais por espectrometria de emissão óptica em plasma indutivamente acoplado Analysis of clays by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry after closed-vessel microwave-assisted acid decomposition

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    Claudineia R. Silva

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available In this work a closed-vessel microwave-assisted acid decomposition procedure for clays was developed. Aluminum, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Na, Si, and Ti were determined in clay digestates by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The most critical parameter for total decomposition of clays was the composition of the reagent mixture. The applied power and the heating time exerted a less critical influence. Best decomposition conditions were attained using a reagent mixture containing 4 mL aqua regia plus 3 mL HF and the heating program was implemented in 12 min. The accuracy of the results was demonstrated using two standard reference materials and a paired t-test showed a good agreement between determined and certified values at a 95% confidence level.

  15. Substituição do Milho pela Farinha de Mandioca de Varredura em Dietas de Cabras em Lactação: Fermentação Ruminal e Concentrações de Uréia Plasmática e no Leite Replacement of Corn by Cassava By-Product Meal in the Lactating Goat Diets: Effects on Diet Degradability, Ruminal Fermentation and Plasma and Milk Urea Concentrations

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    Gisele Fernanda Mouro

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito da substituição do milho pela farinha de mandioca de varredura, em dietas de cabras Saanen em lactação, sobre a degradabilidade potencial, efetiva e efetiva corrigida das rações, bem como sobre o pH ruminal e as concentrações de amônia ruminal, uréia plasmática e uréia no leite em cabras em lactação. Foram utilizadas quatro cabras há 100 dias em lactação. O delineamento utilizado foi o quadrado latino 4 x4, em que os tratamentos consistiram em níveis de 0, 33, 67 e 100% de substituição do milho pela farinha de mandiocade varredura. A degradabilidade das rações experimentais foi determinada em bovinos pela técnica in situ. Apesar de a degradabilidade potencial das dietas experimentais ter tido pequena variação para MS, PB e amido, a degradabilidade efetiva e a degradabilidade efetiva corrigida da MS, da PB e do amido aumentaram com a substituição do milho pela farinha de varredura de mandioca. Os tratamentos não influenciaram o pH ruminal, bem como as concentrações de NH3-ruminal, uréia plasmática e uréia do leite. Houve correlação positiva (PThe objectives of this work were to evaluate effects of replacing corn by cassava by-product meal, in diets of Saanen lactating goats, on potencial, effective and corrected effective degradability of diets with steers, and on ruminal pH and ruminal ammonia, plasma urea nitrogen (PUN and milk urea nitrogen (MUN concentrations in lactating goats. Two steers and four multiparous goats fitted with ruminal cannula and 100 days in milking were used. The design was a 4 x 4 Latin square and treatments as following: 0, 33, 67 and 100% replacement of corn by cassava by-product meal. Rations degradability was determined using in situ technique. Potential degradability of experimental diets showed small variation for dry matter (DM, crude protein (CP and starch (S but effective and corrected effective degradability increased as corn was

  16. Plasma harmonics

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    Ganeev, Rashid A

    2014-01-01

    Preface; Why plasma harmonics? A very brief introduction Early stage of plasma harmonic studies - hopes and frustrations New developments in plasma harmonics studies: first successes Improvements of plasma harmonics; Theoretical basics of plasma harmonics; Basics of HHG Harmonic generation in fullerenes using few-cycle pulsesVarious approaches for description of observed peculiarities of resonant enhancement of a single harmonic in laser plasmaTwo-colour pump resonance-induced enhancement of odd and even harmonics from a tin plasmaCalculations of single harmonic generation from Mn plasma;Low-o

  17. Desenvolvimento de métodos por cromatografia líquida acoplada à espectrometria de massas em tandem para análises de fármacos (LC-MS/MS no modo column switching com capilar monolítico de sílica híbrida), aminoácidos e neurotransmissores (HILIC-MS/MS) em amostras de plasma de pacientes esquizofrênicos.

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    2015-01-01

    A esquizofrenia é um transtorno neuropsiquiátrico crônico que afeta aproximadamente 1% da população mundial. As teorias neurobiológicas descrevem que a esquizofrenia é essencialmente causada por alterações bioquímicas e estruturais do cérebro, devido às disfunções nos sistemas glutamatérgico, dopaminérgico e serotoninérgico. Desta forma, a determinação das concentrações de aminoácidos e neurotransmissores em amostras de plasma de pacientes esquizofrênicos pode auxiliar na avaliação da eficáci...

  18. Synthesis, Crystal Structure and Luminescent Property of Cd (II Complex with <em>N-Benzenesulphonyl-L>-leucine

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available A new trinuclear Cd (II complex [Cd3(L6(2,2-bipyridine3] [L =<em> Nem>-phenylsulfonyl-L>-leucinato] has been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR and X-ray single crystal diffraction analysis. The results show that the complex belongs to the orthorhombic, space group<em> Pem>212121 with<em> aem> = 16.877(3 Å, <em>b> em>= 22.875(5 Å, <em>c em>= 29.495(6 Å, <em>α> em>= <emem>= <emem>= 90°, <em>V> em>= 11387(4 Å3, <em>Z> em>= 4, <em>Dc>= 1.416 μg·m−3, <emem>= 0.737 mm−1, <em>F> em>(000 = 4992, and final <em>R>1 = 0.0390, <em>ωR>2 = 0.0989. The complex comprises two seven-coordinated Cd (II atoms, with a N2O5 distorted pengonal bipyramidal coordination environment and a six-coordinated Cd (II atom, with a N2O4 distorted octahedral coordination environment. The molecules form one dimensional chain structure by the interaction of bridged carboxylato groups, hydrogen bonds and p-p interaction of 2,2-bipyridine. The luminescent properties of the Cd (II complex and <em>N-Benzenesulphonyl-L>-leucine in solid and in CH3OH solution also have been investigated.

  19. Efeitos do estresse térmico nas concentrações plasmáticas de progesterona (P4 e estradiol 17-b (E2 e temperatura retal em cabras da raça Pardo Alpina Effects of heat stress on progesterone (P4 and estradiol-17b plasma concentrations and rectal temperature of Alpine Brown goats

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    Luis Fernando Uribe-Velásquez

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    Full Text Available Seis cabras lactantes foram distribuídas aleatoriamente em um delineamento experimental em "crossover", em dois grupos: sob condições termoneutras e estresse térmico. Um período de adaptação de 28 dias foi seguido por quatro períodos de 14 dias cada, quando os animais sob estresse térmico foram expostos à temperatura média de 33,84ºC; THI de 86,20; BGT de 36,18 e BT de 32,11ºC das 8 às 17 horas, incluindo radiação solar simulada das 10 às 15 horas. Não houve diferença entre as concentrações plasmáticas de progesterona, mas as fêmeas submetidas ao estresse térmico apresentaram diminuição nas concentrações plasmáticas de estradiol, quando comparados ao grupo termoneutro. A temperatura retal dos animais sob estresse térmico foi mais elevada quando foi comparada à do grupo de animais em condições de termoneutralidade. As cabras mantiveram as concentrações plasmáticas da progesterona, com diminuição na secreção de estradiol, quando expostas a um estresse repetido e intermitente, a despeito de ocorrer hipertermia durante o estresse pelo calor.Six lactating goats were randomly assigned to a crossover experimental design in two groups, under thermoneutral and heat stress conditions. An adaptation period of 28 days were followed by 4-periods of 14 days each, when the animals under heat stress were exposed to an average temperature of 33.34ºC; THI of 86.20; BGT of 36.18 and BT of 32.11ºC from 8 to 17 hours, including simulated solar radiation from 10 to 15 hours. There was no difference for progesterone plasma concentrations but the animals under heat stress showed a reduction of estradiol plasma concentrations as compared to the thermoneutral group. The rectal temperature of the animals under heat stress was higher when compared to the animals under thermoneutral conditions. The goats maintained progesterone plasma concentrations with reduction of estradiol secretion when exposed to repeat stress and intermittent

  20. Estudo das catelicidinas no plasma seminal de garanhões e das interleucinas na resposta inflamatória pós-iseminação artificial em éguas

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    In the equine species, uterine interleukin expression and seminal plasma cathelicidins can modulate the magnitude and persistence of the post-breeding inflammatory reaction. The objectives were to verify the presence of cathelicidins in the stallion seminal plasma and characterize the uterine immune response by pro and anti-inflammatory interleukins. Seminal plasma was obtained by semen collection of 15 stallions and submitted to SDS-PAGE and DOT-blotting tests. Three experiments were designe...

  1. Dusty plasmas

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    Fortov, Vladimir E; Khrapak, Aleksei G; Molotkov, Vladimir I; Petrov, Oleg F [Institute for High Energy Densities, Associated Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Khrapak, Sergei A [Max-Planck-Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany)

    2004-05-31

    The properties of dusty plasmas - low-temperature plasmas containing charged macroparticles - are considered. The most important elementary processes in dusty plasmas and the forces acting on dust particles are investigated. The results of experimental and theoretical investigations of different states of strongly nonideal dusty plasmas - crystal-like, liquid-like, gas-like - are summarized. Waves and oscillations in dusty plasmas, as well as their damping and instability mechanisms, are studied. Some results on dusty plasma investigated under microgravity conditions are presented. New directions of experimental research and potential applications of dusty plasmas are discussed. (reviews of topical problems)

  2. Estudo pré-analítico e de validação para determinação de malondialdeído em plasma humano por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência, após derivatização com 2,4-dinitrofenilhidrazina Preanalytical and validation studies for the determination of malondialdehyde in human plasma through high performance liquid chromatography after derivatization with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine

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    Marina Venzon Antunes

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    Full Text Available O malondialdeído (MDA é um importante biomarcador utilizado na avaliação do estresse oxidativo. O objetivo deste estudo foi desenvolver uma metodologia para a quantificação plasmática de MDA, através de cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência com detecção por arranjo de diodos (CLAE-DAD, após processo de derivatização com 2,4-dinitrofenilhidrazina (DNPH, avaliando as principais variáveis pré-analíticas. A curva de calibração em plasma (0 a 40 µM apresentou elevada linearidade (r²=0,998. Os principais parâmetros de validação foram: recuperação absoluta: 78%; limite de detecção: 0,11 µM e limite de quantificação: 0,38 µM. Os valores de MDA determinados em indivíduos adultos saudáveis (n=38 foram 3,31 ± 0,38 µM (média ± DP. Estudos de estabilidade do padrão de MDA, reagente derivatizante e MDA plasmáticos, indicaram que a solução padrão pode ser armazenada a -20 e 4 ºC.Malondialdehyde (MDA is an important biomarker for the evaluation of oxidative stress status. The aim of this study was to develop a method for plasma MDA quantification by high performance liquid chromatography with diode-array detection (HPLC-DAD, following derivatization with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH, evaluating the main preanalytical variables. The calibration curve in plasma (0 to 40 µM presented high linearity (r² = 0.998. Main validation parameters were: recovery: 78%; LOD: 0.11 µM and LOQ: 0.38 µM. The MDA values obtained in healthy volunteers (n=38 were 3.31 ± 0.38 µM (mean ± SD. Stability studies of MDA standard solution and derivatizing reagent and plasma MDA indicated that the standard solution can be stored at -20 and 4 ºC, remaining stable for at least 30 days.

  3. Analysis of analgesic effect and safety of meloxicam after orthopedic surgery%美洛昔康在骨科术后的镇痛疗效及其安全性分析

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    周力文

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨美洛昔康在骨科术后的镇痛效果,评价其安全性。方法136例骨科手术患者为研究对象, A组(62例)大型手术, B组(42例)中型手术, C组(32例)小型手术,三组术后均予以美洛昔康镇痛,视觉模拟评分(VAS)评价镇痛效果,监测用药前后血常规、肝功能,统计不良反应事件。结果三组用药后VAS评分均明显好于用药前,差异具有统计学意义(P0.05),无严重不良反应。结论美洛昔康在中小型骨科手术中的术后镇痛效果良好,安全性佳,值得临床推广应用。%Objective To investigate analgesic effect of meloxicam after orthopedic surgery, and to evaluate its safety.Methods There were 136 patients under orthopedic surgery as study subjects. Group A (62 cases) received major surgery, group B (42 cases) received medium surgery, and group C (32 cases) received minor surgery. All three groups received meloxicam in postoperative analgesia, and the analgesic effects were evaluated by visual analogue scale (VAS). Monitoring was made on blood routine examination and liver function after treatment, and adverse reactions were summarized.Results All three groups had much better VAS scores after treatment than those before treatment, and their difference had statistical significance (P0.05). No severe adverse reactions were found.Conclusion Meloxicam provides good analgesic effect and safety after medium surgery and minor surgery, and it is worthy of clinical promotion and application.

  4. Clinical Analysis of Meloxicam in Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in 80 Cases%美洛昔康治疗类风湿关节炎的临床分析80例

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    王金锋

    2016-01-01

    目的:分析美洛昔康治疗类风湿关节炎的临床效果。方法选择我院2014年1~12月收治的150例类风湿关节炎患者作为观察对象,根据患者的实际治疗方式分为研究组80例和对照组70例。对照组患者应用玻璃酸钠治疗,研究组80例患者在此基础上应用美洛昔康进行治疗。均以5周作为一个治疗周期,对两组的临床指标改善情况进行对比。结果研究组患者的临床指标、血沉改善结果均优于对照组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论在玻璃酸钠的基础上使用美洛昔康治疗类风湿关节炎的效果好,改善患者病情。%Objective To analyze the clinical effect of meloxicam in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.Methods 150 cases of rheumatoid arthritis treated in our hospital were selected as the observation object from January to December 2014. According to the actual treatment, the patients were divided into study group and control group, 80 cases and 70 cases in each group. The control group was treated with sodium hyaluronate, the study group of 80 patients were treated with meloxicam treatment on the basis of control group. 5 weeks as a treatment cycle, the improvement of clinical indexes of the two groups were compared.Results The study group of patients with clinical index, erythrocyte sedimentation rate were better than the control group, the difference was statistically signiifcant(P<0.05). Conclusion Based on sodium hyaluronate, the use of meloxicam in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis have good effect, can improve the patient's condition.

  5. <em>α>-Glucosidase Inhibitory Constituents from <em>Acanthopanax senticosusem> Harm Leaves

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    Full Text Available A new triterpene glycoside, 3-<em>O-[(α>-L-rhamnopyranosyl(1→2]-[<em>β>-D-glucuronopyranosyl-6-<em>O>-methyl ester]-olean-12-ene-28-olic acid (1 and a new indole alkaloid, 5-methoxy-2-oxoindolin-3-acetic acid methyl ester (5 were isolated from the leaves of <em>Acanthopanax senticosusem> Harms along with six known compounds. The structures of the new compounds were determined by means of 2D-NMR experiments and chemical methods. All the isolated compounds were evaluated for their glycosidase inhibition activities and compound 6 showed significant <em>α>-glucosidase inhibition activity.

  6. Púrpura trombocitopênica trombótica - remissão completa em paciente com mau prognóstico após tratamento com plasmaférese terapêutica e rituximabe Successful outcome in poor-prognostic acute thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with plasma exchange and rituximab

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    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A púrpura trombocitopênica trombótica (PTT é uma doença rara e fatal que deve ser diagnosticada e tratada prontamente a fim de se obter melhor resposta terapêutica. Apresentamos um caso de PTT aguda grave tratada com plasmaférese e rituximabe. Ao diagnóstico, a paciente apresentava anemia hemolítica microangiopática, icterícia, febre, convulsões, seguidas por coma e choque hipovolêmico. Os exames laboratoriais iniciais mostravam DHL=2.860 IU/L, contagem de plaquetas de 37 x 10(9/L, hemoglobina de 5,1 g/dL e no esfregaço de sangue periférico havia a presença de esquizócitos. Iniciado tratamento para PTT com pulsoterapia com metilprednisolona e plasmaféreses terapêuticas diárias com troca de uma volemia plasmática e substituição com plasma fresco congelado. Após cinco sessões de plasmaférese, houve piora no quadro neurológico, acompanhado por aumento importante de DHL, ALT, AST e a contagem de plaquetas era de 72 x 10(9/L. Iniciamos o uso de rituximabe na dose padrão de 375mg/m²/semana/4 semanas e passamos a utilizar plasma pobre em crioprecipitado como reposição durante as plasmaféreses. Dois dias após a mudança na conduta terapêutica, houve importante melhora do quadro neurológico, estabilização da contagem de plaquetas e queda acentuada de DHL. Após 23 procedimentos de plasmaférese e quatro doses de rituximabe, a paciente apresentou remissão completa, mantida há 34 meses. A plasmaférese terapêutica com plasma pobre em crioprecipitado e o uso concomitante de rituximabe foi uma estratégia útil no tratamento deste caso de PTT aguda grave. Porém, ensaios clínicos prospectivos e randomizados são necessários para confirmar estes achados.Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP is a rare severe disease that must be diagnosed and treated promptly for a successful outcome. We report a case of severe acute TTP treated with plasma exchange and rituximab. The patient presented at diagnosis with severe

  7. Direct analysis of carbohydrates in animal plasma by ion chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and pulsed amperometric detection for use as a non-invasive diagnostic tool.

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    Kotnik, Darja; Smidovnik, Andrej; Jazbec-Križman, Petra; Križman, Mitja; Prošek, Mirko

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    The present paper demonstrates that electrochemical detection (ECD) coupled to ion chromatography and electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (IC-ECD-ESI/MS/MS) can be used to rapidly estimate some indications of the health status of organisms. The lactulose to mannitol ratio (L/M) is used as a non-invasive assay to investigate small intestinal absorption pathways and mucosal integrity. In the present study, an evaluation of the negative effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam perorally administrated to a group of dogs was carried out by determining the lactulose/mannitol index using the IC-ECD-ESI/MS/MS hyphenated technique. According to the results of the study, meloxicam altered gastrointestinal permeability. Coenzyme Q(10) (CoQ(10)) was tested to determine if it could prevent meloxicam induced gastrointestinal damage and it was found that CoQ(10) could be an effective preventive treatment. Furthermore, plasma glucose concentration level was determined to be an indirect indicator of the oxidative state in the blood. To find out the beneficial effects of a double antioxidant combination (α-lipoic acid (ALA) and CoQ(10)) on the total glucose level in chickens, ALA and CoQ(10) were provided as food additives in factory farm raised chicken. The results of the pilot study indicate that the glucose level in the plasma of chickens group fed with CoQ(10) and ALA was significantly decreased compared to the control group. Ion chromatography (IC) utilizing pulsed amperometric detection (PAD) was compared to ion chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) as an analytical tool for monitoring the carbohydrate level in biological fluids. In electrochemical detection, the newly developed two-pulse waveform successfully withstands matrix effects in biological samples. Continuous on-line desalting of the high salt concentrations used as the eluent for carbohydrate separation from the anion-exchange column allows coupling of IC and MS

  8. Plasma waves

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    Plasma Waves discusses the basic development and equations for the many aspects of plasma waves. The book is organized into two major parts, examining both linear and nonlinear plasma waves in the eight chapters it encompasses. After briefly discussing the properties and applications of plasma wave, the book goes on examining the wave types in a cold, magnetized plasma and the general forms of the dispersion relation that characterize the waves and label the various types of solutions. Chapters 3 and 4 analyze the acoustic phenomena through the fluid model of plasma and the kinetic effects. Th

  9. Plasma astrophysics

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    Plasma Astrophysics is a translation from the Russian language; the topics discussed are based on lectures given by V.N. Tsytovich at several universities. The book describes the physics of the various phenomena and their mathematical formulation connected with plasma astrophysics. This book also explains the theory of the interaction of fast particles plasma, their radiation activities, as well as the plasma behavior when exposed to a very strong magnetic field. The text describes the nature of collective plasma processes and of plasma turbulence. One author explains the method of elementary

  10. Plasma physics via computer simulation

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    PART 1: PRIMER Why attempting to do plasma physics via computer simulation using particles makes good sense Overall view of a one dimensional electrostatic program A one dimensional electrostatic program ES1 Introduction to the numerical methods used Projects for ES1 A 1d electromagnetic program EM1 Projects for EM1 PART 2: THEORY Effects of the spatial grid Effects of the finitw time ste Energy-conserving simulation models Multipole models Kinetic theory for fluctuations and noise; collisions Kinetic properties: theory, experience and heuristic estimates PART 3: PRACTIC

  11. 美洛昔康与吲哚美辛防治全髋关节置换后异位骨化的比较%Meloxicam versus indomethacin in the prevention of heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty

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    曾意荣; 简林养; 冯文俊; 李杰; 李飞龙; 何生

    2013-01-01

    背景:为了避免全髋关节置换后发生异位骨化,常使用吲哚美辛等非类固醇类消炎药进行预防治疗。  目的:对比观察美洛昔康与吲哚美辛对全髋关节置换后预防异位骨化药物的效果。  方法:收集2010至2011年广州中医药大学第一附属医院骨科收治的51例患者,其中9例患者行双侧全髋关节置换,所有患者均由同一位医师采用后外侧入路进行关节置换。根据患者置换后使用的药物不同,分为对照组及实验组,分别在置换后口服吲哚美辛缓释片25 mg/d+奥美拉唑肠溶胶囊20 mg/d或美洛昔康片15 mg/d。  结果与结论:单独使用美洛昔康和使用吲哚美辛+奥美拉唑对关节置换患者异位骨化的发生率、疼痛、改良D'Aubigne和Postel评分的差异均无显著性意义(P>0.05),但美洛昔康的胃肠道不良反应较少。因此,认为单独服用美洛昔康能够有效避免异位骨化的发生及缓解疼痛,可以作为预防全髋关节置换后异位骨化及疼痛的推荐用药。%BACKGROUND:In order to avoid heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly used for prevention. OBJECTIVE:To compare the effect of meloxicam and indomethacin in the prevention of heterotopic ossification after total hip arthroplasty. METHODS:Fifty-one patients who treated in the Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 2010 to 2011 were col ected. Among the 51 patients, nine patients were treated with bilateral total hip arthroplasty, and al the patients had total hip arthroplasty with the posterior-lateral approach. The patients were divided into the control group and the experimental group according to the drugs used after replacement, and the patients in the two groups were administered with indomethacin sustained-release tablet 25 mg+omeprazole capsule 20 mg

  12. Spectroscopic, biological, and molecular modeling studies on the interactions of [Fe(III)-meloxicam] with G-quadruplex DNA and investigation of its release from bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanoparticles.

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    Ebrahimi, Malihe; Khayamian, Taghi; Hadadzadeh, Hassan; Sayed Tabatabaei, Badraldin Ebrahim; Jannesari, Zahra; Khaksar, Ghazale

    2015-01-01

    The guanine-rich sequence, specifically in DNA, telomeric DNA, is a potential target of anticancer drugs. In this work, a mononuclear Fe(III) complex containing two meloxicam ligands was synthesized as a G-quadruplex stabilizer. The interaction between the Fe(III) complex and G-quadruplex with sequence of 5'-G3(T2AG3)3-3' (HTG21) was investigated using spectroscopic methods, molecular modeling, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. The spectroscopic methods of UV-vis, fluorescence, and circular dichroism showed that the metal complex can effectively induce and stabilize G-quadruplex structure in the G-rich 21-mer sequence. Also, the binding constant between the Fe(III) complex and G-quadruplex was measured by these methods and it was found to be 4.53(±0.30) × 10(5) M(-1)). The PCR stop assay indicated that the Fe(III) complex inhibits DNA amplification. The cell viability assay showed that the complex has significant antitumor activities against Hela cells. According to the UV-vis results, the interaction of the Fe(III) complex with duplex DNA is an order of magnitude lower than G-quadruplex. Furthermore, the release of the complex incorporated in bovine serum albumin nanoparticles was also investigated in physiological conditions. The release of the complex followed a bi-phasic release pattern with high and low releasing rates at the first and second phases, respectively. Also, in order to obtain the binding mode of the Fe(III) complex with G-quadruplex, molecular modeling was performed. The molecular docking results showed that the Fe(III) complex was docked to the end-stacked of the G-quadruplex with a π-π interaction, created between the meloxicam ligand and the guanine bases of the G-quadruplex.

  13. 选择美洛昔康治疗类风湿性关节炎临床疗效观察%Select Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Efifcacy of Meloxicam Treatment

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    苏淑芝

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析美洛昔康辅助治疗类风湿的临床疗效,给临床的类风湿的药物内科治疗提供新的用药思维方法搜集在我院进行诊疗的100例类风湿患者,然后根据随机分组的方法将所抽取的患者平均分为实验组和对照组。结果实验组患者的总有效率高于对照组,(P<0.05)差异具有统计学意义。结论常规应用药物联合美洛昔康辅助性治疗,可有效的提高类风湿的症状缓解率并且获得不错的临床诊疗效果,值得在临床一线应用上进行推广借鉴。%ObjectiveThe clinical efifcacy of meloxicam adjuvant treatment of rheumatoid to clinical medical treatment for rheumatoid drugs offer new medication thinking.Methods Collected in our hospital for treatment of 100 cases of rheumatoid patients, and in accordance with the method of the patients randomized to extract an average score of the experimental group and the control group.Results The results of the experimental group were significantly better total efficiency of the control group, (P<0.05) differences were statistically signiifcant.Conclusions Routine use of drugs in the United meloxicam adjuvant treatment, symptoms can effectively improve the rate of rheumatoid get a good clinical and clinical results, it is worth to promote learning in the clinical front-line applications.

  14. Safety of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors and a basic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in Japanese patients with NSAID-induced urticaria and/or angioedema: Comparison of meloxicam, etodolac and tiaramide.

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    Inomata, Naoko; Osuna, Hiroyuki; Yamaguchi, Junko; Onoda, Masahito; Takeshita, Yoshihiro; Chiba, Yoshiyuki; Kambara, Takeshi; Ikezawa, Zenro

    2007-03-01

    The identification of a safe and reliable alternative for patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-induced urticaria/angioedema is a frequent problem for dermatologists and other practitioners. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors have been reported to be safe for NSAID-intolerant patients from the US and Europe but not all of them have yet been approved for use in Japan. It was our objective to investigate the clinical manifestations of oral NSAID challenges in Japanese patients with histories of urticaria and/or angioedema after the intake of NSAIDs and to find safe alternative drugs, including COX-2 inhibitors and a basic anti-inflammatory drug. Twenty subjects suspected NSAID-induced urticaria/angioedema from histories were included in a double-blind or single-blind, placebo-controlled oral challenge protocol using NSAIDs. Skin prick tests using NSAIDs, which were dissolved in saline, were conducted. The mean age of the patients was 37.3 years; 14 patients were female. The results of other challenge tests showed that the most frequently intolerated drugs was loxoprofen (100%), followed by acetyl salicylic (94.4%), etodolac (53.3%), dicrofenac (50%), acetaminophen (38.5%), meloxicam (33%), and tiaramide (21.4%). Urticaria and angioedema were induced after aspirin intake in 83.3% and 22.2% of patients, respectively, whereas an asthmatic response was seen in 5.6%. Skin prick tests with NSAIDs were 100% negative. This study showed that among the NSAIDs that are available in Japan and that were investigated in this study, tiaramide, which does not inhibit COX, is the relatively safe alternative drug for Japanese patients with NSAID-induced urtiacaria and/or angioedema. Furthermore, meloxicam seems to be better tolerated than etodolac between two selective COX-2 inhibitors.

  15. Micrométodo para quantificação de cefuroxima em plasma através da cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência: aplicação na profilaxia de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia cardíaca Micromethod for plasma cefuroxime quantification through high performance liquid chromatography: application to the prophylaxy of patients submitted to cardiac surgery

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    Jorge Willian Leandro Nascimento

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    Full Text Available O objetivo desta investigação foi desenvolver metodologia analítica adequada, simples e precisa para quantificação da cefuroxima plasmática para controle de pacientes cirúrgicos em profilaxia com esse antimicrobiano. Realizou-se a quantificação da cefuroxima na matriz biológica através da cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência CLAE-UV. Apenas 200 µL de plasma foram requeridos para a precipitação das proteínas com acetonitrila. Empregou-se coluna de fase reversa (NovaPak C18, 150 x 3,9 mm, 4 µm e os picos foram eluídos isocraticamente com fase móvel (tampão acetato 0,375 M, pH 5,0 e acetonitrila, 96:4, v/v, 0,8 mL/min em 12,5 min (cefuroxima e 4,0 min (vancomicina, padrão interno sendo os picos monitorados a 280 nm. Os limites de confiança são referidos a seguir: 0,2-100 µg/mL (linearidade, r² 0,9963, 0,1 µg/mL (sensibilidade: LD, 98,2% e 96,9% (exatidão intra- e inter-dias, 3,2% e 4,2% (precisão intra- e inter-dias, e boa estabilidade e recuperação (99,2%. A metodologia analítica foi aplicada para quantificação de cefuroxima no plasma de pacientes em profilaxia no período transoperatório de cirurgia cardíaca. Administraram-se 6 g i.v. bolus de cefuroxima nas 24 horas, divididas em 4 doses de 1,5 g; após a última dose no início do pós-operatório tardio, as concentrações plasmáticas médias foram de 108,0 µg/mL (zero, 32,8 µg/mL (3ª hora, 9,9 µg/mL (6ª hora, 3,4 µg/mL (9ª hora e 0,8 µg/mL (12ª hora. O método analítico descrito mostrou-se simples, rápido e seguro garantindo sensibilidade e seletividade suficientes para a quantificação da cefuroxima plasmática e monitoramento da antibioticoprofilaxia no paciente cirúrgico.An improved, simple, selective and sensitive micromethod based on HPLC-UV is described to determine cefuroxime plasma levels, a second generation cephalosporin. Once changes on pharmacokinetics of drugs in patients submitted to heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

  16. Three New Myrsinol Diterpenes from <em>Euphorbia proliferaem> and Their Neuroprotective Activities

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    Full Text Available Three new myrsinol diterpenes were isolated from the roots of<em> em>>Euphorbia proliferaem>. Their structures were elucidated as 2<em>α-O>-isobutyryl-3<em>β>,5<em>α>,7<em>β>,10,15<em>β-penta-O>-acetyl-14<em>α-O>-benzoyl-10,18-dihydromyrsinol (1, 2<em>α-O>-isobutyryl-3<em>β-O>-propion-yl-5<em>α>,7<em>β>,10,15<em>β-tetra-O>-acetyl-10,18-dihydromyrsinol (2, and 2<em>α>,14<em>α-di-O>-benzoyl-3<em>β>,5<em>α>,7<em>β>,10,15<em>β-penta-O>-acetyl-10,18-dihydromyrsinol (3 on the basis of spectroscopic data analyses (IR, ESI-MS, HR-ESI-MS, and 1D and 2D NMR. Their neuroprotective activities were evaluated and compounds 1 and 2 showed neuroprotective effects against MPP+-induced neuronal cell death in SH-SY5Y cells.

  17. Modeling and simulations on the propagation characteristics of electromagnetic waves in sub-atmospheric pressure plasma slab

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    Wang, Z. B.; Nie, Q. Y.; Li, B. W.; Kong, F. R.

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    Sub-atmospheric pressure plasma slabs exhibit the feature of relatively high plasma number density and high collisional frequency between electrons and neutral gases, as well as similar thickness to the electromagnetic (EM) wavelength in communication bands. The propagation characteristics of EM waves in sub-atmospheric pressure plasma slabs are attracting much attention of the researchers due to their applications in the plasma antenna, the blackout effect during reentry, wave energy injection in the plasma, etc. In this paper, a numerical model with a one-dimensional assumption has been established and therefore, it is used for the investigations of the propagation characteristics of the EM waves in plasma slabs. In this model, the EM waves propagating in both sub-wavelength plasma slabs and plasmas with thicker slabs can be studied simultaneously, which is superior to the model with geometrical optics approximation. The influence of EM wave frequencies and collisional frequencies on the amplitude of the transmitted EM waves is discussed in typical plasma profiles. The results will be significant for deep understanding of the propagation behaviors of the EM waves in sub-atmospheric pressure nonuniform plasma slabs, as well as the applications of the interactions between EM waves and the sub-atmospheric pressure plasmas.

  18. Radioimmunoassay method for measurement of plasma androstenedione. Its validation in ovulatory women and in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome; Metodo de radioimunoensaio para medida da androstenediona plasmatica. Validacao em mulheres ovulatorias e com sindrome dos ovarios policisticos

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    The present paper has as objective the standardization of a radioimmunoassay method for measurement of androstenedione. Ethyl ether was used for plasma extraction. The sensitivity of the method was 6,8 pg/tube; the reproducibility (inter assay error) was 15,6%; the precision (intrassay error) was 5,2%. As biological control, 20 ovulatory women showed median plasma values of 1250 pg/ml and 24 women with polycystic ovary syndrome presented median plasma values of 2.037 pg/ml. (author). 6 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid alfentanil, butorphanol, and morphine concentrations following caudal epidural administration in horses Concentrações plasmáticas e no líquido cérebro-espinhal de alfentanil, butorfanol e morfina após administração epidural caudal em eqüinos

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    Full Text Available This study was conducted with the objective of determining the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF concentrations after epidurally administered alfentanil, butorphanol, and morphine in horses. Five clinically healthy adult horses were studied. Morphine 0.1mg kg-1, alfentanil 0.02mg kg-1, and butorphanol 0.08mg kg-1 in equal volumes (20ml were epidurally injected. A 10-ml sample of CSF and blood were drawn at sampling times before the epidural administration and at 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 120 minutes, and hourly for 24 hours Enzyme-linked immonosorbent assay (ELISA was used as the screening test to detect the injected opioids. ANOVA and Bonferroni’s test were used with a P values Este estudo foi realizado com o objetivo de se detectar as concentrações plasmáticas e no líquido cérebro-espinhal de alfentanil, butorfanol e morfina administrados por via epidural caudal em cavalos. Foram utilizados cinco eqüinos adultos, clinicamente hígidos. Doses de morfina (0,1mg kg-1, alfentanil (0,02mg kg-1, e butorfanol (0,08mg kg-1, diluídos em volume idêntico de 20ml em solução salina 0,9%, foram administrados por via epidural. Uma amostra de 10ml de sangüe venoso e de líqüido cérebro-espinhal foram colhidas anteriormente à administração epidural e 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 e 120 minutos e a cada hora por 24 horas. O teste enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA foi utilizado como método analítico para detecção dos opióides. Os resultados foram avaliados com teste ANOVA e Bonferroni com valor de P<0,05. O teste de ELISA mostrou-se eficiente para detecção plasmática e no LCE de alfentanil, butorfanol, e morfina administrados por via epidural. A administração epidural de alfentanil em eqüinos produz níveis no líquido cérebro-espinhal mais rapidamente que no plasma. Opióides de maior hidrossolubilidade tais como morfina e butorfanol produzem níveis plasmáticos mais rapidamente do que no líquido cérebro-espinhal quando

  20. 美洛昔康对骨科术后的镇痛疗效及其安全性评价%Efficacy and safety evaluation of meloxicam for orthopedic patients with postopera-tive analgesia

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    章其益; 管四炎

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the efficacy and safety of meloxicam on orthopedics postoperative analgesi-a. Methods 78 patients with ulcerative colitis in our hospital from January 2011 to May 2012 were chosen,and all the patients were respectively injected with 15 mg meloxicam for analgesia at 1 h and 24 h after operation. Fentanyl analge-sia was added to the patients with incompletely analgesic. The extent of pain was assessed,and the change of blood rou-tine examination,liver and kidney function were recorded before and at 1 week after operation. The drug-related adverse events was observed. Results The VAS scores of patients with major surgery,moderate surgery and minor surgery be-fore treatment (1 h after surgery) were 9. 2,8. 1,7. 9;and the VAS score decreased significantly after medication (P<0. 05). The postoperative analgesia effect was satisfactory after using meloxicam. The analgesic effect of meloxicam on different types of operation were good. The analgesic effect of meloxicam in patients with minor surgery was better than those with major surgery and moderate surgery ( P <0. 05 ) . No abnormal phenomenon flow increase was observed when drainage tube was drawn out. During treatment,no severe bleeding in surgical incision,stomach pain,stomach ul-cers,nausea,vomit was observed. There was no arrhythmia,myocardial infarction and other adverse events. Conclusion Meloxicam can effectively relieve orthopedic postoperative pain without obvious adverse reaction,it is an effective orthopedic postoperative analgesics with good safety.%目的:探讨美洛昔康对骨科术后的阵痛疗效及其安全性。方法随机选择2011年1月至2012年5月来我院就诊的78例骨科手术患者,所有患者均在术后1 h、24 h肌注15 mg美洛昔康进行镇痛,对镇痛疗效不理想者给予芬太尼注射液进行补充镇痛。评估患者疼痛程度,记录患者术前和术后1周血常规、肝肾功能的变化情况,观察治疗时有无药物相

  1. 鹿瓜多肽联合美洛昔康治疗老年类风湿性关节炎的疗效观察%Efficacy Observation of Lugua Polypeptide Combined with Meloxicam in Treatment of Senile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    张惠

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨鹿瓜多肽联合美洛昔康治疗老年类风湿性关节炎的疗效.方法 将患类风湿性关节炎的老年患者68例随机分成A组和B组,分别给予美洛昔康、鹿瓜多肽联合美洛昔康,治疗前后检测血沉、C-反应蛋白(CRP)、类风湿因子(RF)、肝功能、血常规及尿常规,并观察患者关节疼痛、肿胀、晨僵时间等症状改善情况.结果 治疗5周后,鹿瓜多肽联合美洛昔康和美洛昔康组的总有效率分别为82.35%和70.59%,两组患者的晨僵时间、双手平均握力、关节压痛数目、关节肿胀数目、关节压痛数、关节压痛指数等均明显好转,具有显著性差异(P<0.05),其中鹿瓜多肽+美洛昔康组的晨僵时间、关节压痛数、关节压痛指数改变优于美洛昔康组(P<0.05).结论 瓜多肽注射液联合美洛昔康治疗老年类风湿性关节炎具有良好的效果,而且毒副作用较小.%Objective To investigate the clinical efficacy of Lugua polypeptide combined with meloxicam in treatment of senile rheumatoid arthritis.Methods 68 elderly cases of rheumatoid arthritis were randomly divided into 2 groups (A and B) and treated with meloxicam and Lugua polypeptide combined with meloxicam,respectively.The erythrocyte sedimentation rate(ESR),C-reaction protein (CRP),rheumatoid factor(RF),liver function,blood routine and urine routine were detected before and after treatment in the two groups.The improvement conditions of joint pain,swelling and morning stiffness were observed.Results After 5 weeks treatment,the effective rates of the Lugua polypeptide combined with meloxicam group and the meloxicam group were 82.35% and 70.59%,respectively; the morning stiffness time,average grip strength of two hands,joint tenderness number,joint swelling number rest pain,joint swelling index and joint tenderness index in the two groups were obviously improved with statistical differences(P < 0.05).Among them,the improvement of the

  2. Determinação rápida de fármacos básicos em plasma por cromatografia a gás com detector de nitrogênio e fósforo

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    2012-01-01

    A simple and fast method for determination of 40 basic drugs in human plasma employing gas-chromatography with nitrogen-phosphorus detection was developed and validated. Drugs were extracted from 800 ?L of plasma with 250 ?L of butyl acetate at basic pH. Aliquots of the organic extract were directly injected on a column with methylsilicone stationary phase. Total chromatographic run time was 25 min. All compounds were detected in concentrations ranging from therapeutic to toxic levels, with i...

  3. Propranolol plasma monitoring in children submitted to surgery of tetralogy of Fallot by a micromethod using high performance liquid chromatography Monitoramento do propranolol plasmático em crianças operadas da tetralogia de Fallot através de micrométodo utilizando a cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência

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    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the analytical micromethod using liquid chromatography for the quantification of propranolol in children submitted to surgery of tetralogy of Fallot (TLF. Methods: Only 0.2 mL of plasma is required for the assay. Peaks eluted at 8.4 (Propranolol and 17.5 min (verapamil, internal standard from a C18 column, with a mobile phase 0.1 M acetate buffer, pH 5.0, and acetonitrile (60:40, v/v at flow rate 0.7 mL/min, detected at 290 nm (excitation and 358 nm (emission. Surgery was started 776 min of drug administration (8.7mg, mean; seven blood samples were collected from six patients (4M/2F; 2.1yrs;11.5kg; 0.80m; 18.9kg/m². RESULTS: Confidence limits of the method showed high selectivity and recovery, sensitivity of 0.02ng/mL, good linearity (0.05-1000ng/mL, precision of 8.6% and accuracy of 3.1%. The mean duration of surgery was 283.2min, with the patients remaining under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB for 114min. A declining curve of propranolol plasma concentration was obtained after the last dose in the night that preceded the day of surgery. Plasma concentration also was normalized with hematocrit due to the hemodilution caused by the CPB procedure. On the other hand a decrease on drug plasma concentration was obtained between periods, the beginning of surgery to the postoperative day 2 (7.09 ng/mL and 0.05 ng/mL, pOBJETIVO: Avaliar o micrométodo analítico empregando a cromatografia líquida para quantificação de propranolol em crianças operadas de tetralogia de Fallot (TLF. MÉTODO: Requereu-se apenas volumes de 0,2mL de plasma para a realização do ensaio. Os picos foram eluídos em 8.4 (Propranolol e 17.5 min (verapamil, padrão interno de uma coluna C18, com fase móvel (tampão acetato 0,1 M pH 5,0 e acetonitrila, 60:40, v/v em fluxo de 0,7 mL/min, sendo detectados em 290 nm (excitação e em 358 nm (emissão. A cirurgia iniciou-se 776 min depois da dose administrada (8,7mg, média e sete amostras de sangue foram

  4. Influência do grão de sorgo como fonte de amido em ovinos alimentados com feno: parâmetros plasmáticos Influence of sorghum grain as a source of starch in sheep fed hay: plasma parameters

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    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho experimental foi verificar a influência de diferentes níveis de grão de sorgo, como fonte de amido, nos parâmetros plasmáticos em ovinos alimentados com feno de capim-elefante (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. O sorgo foi utilizado em quatro níveis na dieta: 0, 15, 30 e 45%. Foram usados 12 ovinos machos castrados distribuídos em quatro tratamentos com três repetições. Foram coletadas seis amostras de sangue por animal logo antes da refeição da manhã (hora zero e 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 e 8 horas após. O delineamento experimental foi o completamente casualizado. A 1ª hora após a refeição apresentou a maior concentração plasmática de uréia (53,3 mg/100 mL e foi superior à 6ª e 8ª hora (49,5 e 49,3 mg/100 mL. A maior concentração de uréia no plasma coincidiu com a maior concentração de amônia no líquido ruminal. O tratamento com 30% de sorgo na dieta apresentou concentração plasmática de glicose de 81,0 mg/100 mL e foi superior ao tratamento testemunha (60,4 mg/100 mL. A concentração de insulina variou entre tratamentos para cada hora de coleta após a refeição, de acordo com os níveis de sorgo na dieta. O tratamento com 45% de sorgo apresentou a maior concentração do hormônio no plasma. Observou-se para todos os tratamentos um pico de produção do hormônio na 4ª hora após a refeição.The objective of this experimental work was to evaluate the influence of different levels of sorghum grain, as a source of starch, on the plasma parameters of sheep fed elephant grass hay (Pennisetum purpureum Schum. Sorghum grain was included in the diet at four levels: 0, 15, 30 e 45%. Twelve castrated male sheep were assigned to four treatments with three replicates. Six samples of blood per animal were collected just before the morning feeding (zero hour and after 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 hours. A completely randomized design was used. The first hour after feeding showed the highest plasma concentration of

  5. INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF INDOMETHACIN AND MELOXICAM ON NF-κB IN MOUSE PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES%吲哚美辛和美洛昔康对脂多糖诱导的小鼠腹腔 巨噬细胞NF-κB的抑制作用

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    胡玉芳; 郭颖; 程桂芳

    2001-01-01

    目的研究非甾体抗炎药吲哚美辛(indomethacin)和美洛昔康(meloxicam)对细菌脂多糖(LPS)诱导表达的C57小鼠腹腔巨噬细胞核转录因子NF-κappaB(NF-κB)的抑制作用。方法 NF-κB的测定采用电泳迁移率改变法。结果小鼠腹腔巨噬细胞经LPS诱导后细胞NF-κB含量明显增高。Indomethacin和meloxicam在10-5-10-7 mol.L-1浓度下可明显降低LPS激活的小鼠腹腔巨噬细胞NF-κB活化。结论 Indomethacin和meloxicam对NF-κB活化的抑制作用可能是两者的抗炎作用机理之一。%AIM To study the inhibitory effects of indomethacin and meloxicam on NF-κB from lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulated peritoneal macrophages of mice. METHODS NF-κB was measured with the method of electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA). RESULTS After induction by LPS at the concentrations of 1 and 3 μg.mL-1, the NF-κB content of the mouse peritoneal macrophages increased markedly. Indomethacin and meloxicam, at the concentrations of 10-7-10-5 mol.L-1, decreased the activation of NF-κB at the concentrations of 1 and 3 μg.mL-1 in activated mouse peritoneal macrophages induced with LPS at the concentrations of 1 and 3 μg.mL-1. CONCLUSION The inhibitory effects of indomethacin and meloxicam on NF-κB activation may be one of their mechanisms of antiinflammatory actions.

  6. Neonatal Phosphate Nutrition Alters <em>in em>Vivo> and <em>in em>Vitro> Satellite Cell Activity in Pigs

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Satellite cell activity is necessary for postnatal skeletal muscle growth. Severe phosphate (PO4 deficiency can alter satellite cell activity, however the role of neonatal PO4 nutrition on satellite cell biology remains obscure. Twenty-one piglets (1 day of age, 1.8 ± 0.2 kg BW were pair-fed liquid diets that were either PO4 adequate (0.9% total P, supra-adequate (1.2% total P in PO4 requirement or deficient (0.7% total P in PO4 content for 12 days. Body weight was recorded daily and blood samples collected every 6 days. At day 12, pigs were orally dosed with BrdU and 12 h later, satellite cells were isolated. Satellite cells were also cultured <em>in vitroem> for 7 days to determine if PO4 nutrition alters their ability to proceed through their myogenic lineage. Dietary PO4 deficiency resulted in reduced (<em>P> < 0.05 sera PO4 and parathyroid hormone (PTH concentrations, while supra-adequate dietary PO4 improved (<em>P> < 0.05 feed conversion efficiency as compared to the PO4 adequate group. <em>In vivoem> satellite cell proliferation was reduced (<em>P> < 0.05 among the PO4 deficient pigs, and these cells had altered <em>in vitroem> expression of markers of myogenic progression. Further work to better understand early nutritional programming of satellite cells and the potential benefits of emphasizing early PO4 nutrition for future lean growth potential is warranted.

  7. EFFECT OF AN ENZYMATIC COMPLEX ON EGG PRODUCTION AND QUALITY, TOTAL PLASMA PROTEIN LEVELS AND CECAL BACTERIAL COUNT OF LAYERS EFEITO DE UM COMPLEXO ENZIMÁTICO NA PRODUÇÃO E NA QUALIDADE DE OVOS, NOS NÍVEIS DE PROTEÍNAS PLASMÁTICAS E NA POPULAÇÃO BACTERIANA CECAL EM POEDEIRAS SEMIPESADAS

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    Fabiane Pereira Gentilini

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to relate the egg production with health status, expressed as cecal bacteria contamination, as well as to investigate the effect of total plasma proteins with egg quality of layers fed different diets reformulated to different metabolizable energy levels using an enzyme complex, obtained by solid state fermentation.  A total of  384 26-week old Hisex Brown layers were fed experimental diets during 280 days (10 periods of 28 days each. A total of 4 birds were allocated per cage, in a total of 64 birds/treatment. Treatments consisted in reformulating diets to different metablizable energy levels using an enzyme complex (EC obtained by  solid state fermentation:   T1 – basal diet (control; T2 –  basal diet  + EC (reformulated to  120 kcal ME/kg; T3 – basal diet + EC (reformulated to 90 kcal ME/kg; T4 – basal diet + EC (reformulated to 60 kcal ME/kg; T5 – basal diet + EC (reformulated to 30 kcal ME/kg and T6 – basal diet + EC ( on top. Egg production, egg weight, Haugh units, albumen weight, total plasma proteins and cecal bacteria count were evaluated.  Egg weight and albumen weight and cecal bacteria count, but not egg production, Haugh units and total plasma proteins,   were adversely affected when the EC was added on top of a diet containing a regular commercial premix. This study indicates that the health status of the gut can be improved by adding the SSF enzyme complex on top of a regular diet.

    KEY WORDS: Exogenous enzymes, Haugh units, sanitary status.
    Objetivou-se relacionar a produção de ovos com o status sanitário das aves, expresso pelo nível de contaminação bacteriana cecal, bem como os níveis plasmáticos de proteínas totais com a qualidade dos ovos de aves que receberam dietas com complexo enzimático (CE com diferentes níveis de valorização da energia metabolizável. Utilizaram-se 384 poedeiras Hisex Brown por um período de 280 dias, divididos em dez ciclos de 28

  8. Cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma and noninvasive prenatal diagnosis DNA fetal libre en el plasma materno y diagnóstico prenatal no invasivo DNA livre fetal em plasma materno e diagnóstico pré-natal não invasivo

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    Ester Silveira Ramos

    2006-12-01

    ías pueden ser muy importantes a la madre y a sus niños, y ayudar al Consejo Genético de las familias.A natureza não invasiva para o feto da pesquisa de DNA fetal em circulação materna representa sua maior vantagem sobre os métodos convencionais de diagnóstico pré-natal. As aplicações desta metodologia envolvem a detecção do sexo fetal e o diagnóstico, tratamento intra-útero e avaliação do prognóstico de várias doenças. Já as células fetais detectadas em circulação materna podem estar envolvidas em doenças auto-imunes e representar uma fonte de células-tronco para as mães. Com a introdução comercial de uma técnica que detecta o sexo fetal entre 6-8 semanas, haveria o risco de abortos precoces devido à seleção do sexo por propósitos sociais, tornando necessária uma discussão prévia sobre os aspectos éticos desta questão. A introdução de novas técnicas não invasivas de diagnóstico pré-natal e o conhecimento das mesmas por parte da Equipe de Enfermagem poderão trazer grandes benefícios para a mãe e seus filhos, bem como auxiliar no Aconselhamento Genético das famílias.

  9. Constituents from <em>Vigna em>vexillata> and Their Anti-Inflammatory Activity

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    Guo-Feng Chen

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The seeds of <em>Vigna em>genus are important food resources and there have already been many reports regarding their bioactivities. In our preliminary bioassay, the chloroform layer of methanol extracts of<em> V. vexillata em>demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory bioactivity. Therefore, the present research is aimed to purify and identify the anti-inflammatory principles of <em>V. vexillataem>. One new sterol (1 and two new isoflavones (2,3 were reported from the natural sources for the first time and their chemical structures were determined by the spectroscopic and mass spectrometric analyses. In addition, 37 known compounds were identified by comparison of their physical and spectroscopic data with those reported in the literature. Among the isolates, daidzein (23, abscisic acid (25, and quercetin (40 displayed the most significant inhibition of superoxide anion generation and elastase release.

  10. Numerical evaluation of external magnetic effect on electromagnetic wave transmission through reentry plasma layer

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    Zhao, Qing; Bo, Yong; Lei, Mingda; Liu, Shuzhang; Liu, Ying; Liu, Jianwei; Zhao, Yizhe

    2016-11-01

    Numerical study of electromagnetic (EM) wave transmission through the magnetized plasma layer is presented in this paper. The plasma parameters are derived from computational fluid dynamics simulation of the flow field around a blunt body flying at supersonic speed and serve as the background plasma condition in the numerical modeling for EM wave transmission. The EM wave is generated by our newly designed coaxial feed GPS patch antenna. The external magnetic field is applied and assumed to vary linearly as a function of wall distance. The effects of the external applied magnetic field and the plasma parameters on wave transmission are studied, and the results show that EM wave propagation in the non-uniformly magnetized plasma is a matter of impedance matching, and the EM wave transmission can be adjusted only when the proper strength of the magnetic field is applied.

  11. Plasma zinc and hair zinc levels, anthropometric status and food intake of children in a rural area of Brazil Zinco plasmático e zinco capilar, antropometria e consumo alimentar de crianças em uma região rural do Brasil

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the levels of plasma zinc, hair zinc, growth and food consumption in children aged 6 to 24 months in a rural area of Diamantina (MG, Brazil. METHODS: Plasma and hair zinc concentrations were analyzed using flame atomic absorption spectrometry and neutron activation analysis, respectively. Weight-for-age, weight-for-height and height-for-age, expressed as Z-scores, were measured according to the World Health Organization reference curves. Dietary zinc intake was determined by a 3-day dietary recall filled out by the mother or guardian. RESULTS: Zinc deficiency was found in 11.2% and 16.8% of the children according to plasma zinc e hair zinc levels, respectively. Mean plasma zinc and hair zinc for children 11 (127 months of age were 15.4 (SD=4.2 µmol L-1 and 139.5 (SD=72.1 µg g-1 and 16.0 (SD=4.5 µmol L-1 and 134.3 (SD=110.3 µg g-1, respectively. Anthropometric measurements showed that 8.0%, 6.8% and 3.4% of the children were underweight, stunted and wasted, respectively. The mean dietary intake of zinc was 3.2 (SD=2.3 mg/day. One-third of the children did not eat enough foods that contain zinc. There were no correlations among plasma zinc level, hair zinc level, anthropometric parameters and zinc intake. CONCLUION: The results demonstrate that zinc deficiency is a problem in the studied population, not just in malnourished children. Nutritional care should be provided for this population in order to improve their consumption of high-zinc foods and monitor zinc deficiency.OBJETIVO: Investigar níveis plasmáticos de zinco, concentração de zinco capilar, crescimento físico, e consumo de zinco em crianças de 6 a 24 meses da região de Diamantina (MG, Brasil. MÉTODOS: As concentrações de zinco plasmático e zinco capilar foram analisadas empregando as técnicas de espectrometria atômica de absorção e de ativação neutrônica, respectivamente. Peso-para-idade, peso-para-altura e

  12. The Antimicrobial Efficacy of <em>Elaeis guineensisem>: Characterization, <em>in Vitroem> and <em>in Vivoem> Studies

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The urgent need to treat multi-drug resistant pathogenic microorganisms in chronically infected patients has given rise to the development of new antimicrobials from natural resources. We have tested <em>Elaeis guineensis em>Jacq> em>(Arecaceae methanol extract against a variety of bacterial, fungal and yeast strains associated with infections. Our studies have demonstrated that <em>E. guineensisem> exhibits excellent antimicrobial activity <em>in vitroem> and <em>in vivoem> against the bacterial and fungal strains tested. A marked inhibitory effect of the <em>E. guineensisem> extracts was observed against <em>C. albicansem> whereby <em>E. guineensisem> extract at ½, 1, or 2 times the MIC significantly inhibited <em>C. albicansem> growth with a noticeable drop in optical density (OD of the bacterial culture. This finding confirmed the anticandidal activity of the extract on <em>C. albicansem>. Imaging using scanning (SEM and transmission (TEM electron microscopy was done to determine the major alterations in the microstructure of the extract-treated <em>C. albicansem>. The main abnormalities noted via SEM and TEM studies were the alteration in morphology of the yeast cells. <em>In vivoem> antimicrobial activity was studies in mice that had been inoculated with <em>C. albicansem> and exhibited good anticandidal activity. The authors conclude that the extract may be used as a candidate for the development of anticandidal agent.<em> em>

  13. Plasma Antenna

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    The fundamental base of plasma antenna is the use of an ionized medium as a conductor. The plasma antenna is a radiofrequency antenna formed by a plasma columns, Filaments or sheets, which are excited by a surface wave. The relevance of this device is how rapidly it can be turned on and off, only applying an electrical pulse. Besides its wide carrier frequency, the great directivity and controllable antenna shape. Otherwise a disadvantage is that it needs energy to be ionized....

  14. Plasma physics

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    2013-01-01

    A historic snapshot of the field of plasma physics, this fifty-year-old volume offers an edited collection of papers by pioneering experts in the field. In addition to assisting students in their understanding of the foundations of classical plasma physics, it provides a source of historic context for modern physicists. Highly successful upon its initial publication, this book was the standard text on plasma physics throughout the 1960s and 70s.Hailed by Science magazine as a ""well executed venture,"" the three-part treatment ranges from basic plasma theory to magnetohydrodynamics and microwa

  15. Efficient Heterologous Transformation of <em>Chlamydomonas> reinhardtiiem> <em>npq2em> Mutant with the Zeaxanthin Epoxidase Gene Isolated and Characterized from<em> Chlorella zofingiensisem>

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    Full Text Available In the violaxanthin cycle, the violaxanthin de-epoxidase and zeaxanthin epoxidase catalyze the inter-conversion between violaxanthin and zeaxanthin in both plants and green algae. The zeaxanthin epoxidase gene from the green microalga <em>Chlorella zofingiensisem> (<em>Czzep> has been isolated<em>. em>This gene encodes a polypeptide of 596 amino acids. A single copy of <em>Czzep> has been found in the <em>C. zofingiensisem> genome by Southern blot analysis. qPCR analysis has shown that transcript levels of <em>Czzep> were increased after zeaxanthin formation under high light conditions. The functionality of <em>Czzep> gene by heterologous genetic complementation in the <em>Chlamydomonas> mutant <em>npq2em>, which lacks zeaxanthin epoxidase (ZEP activity and accumulates zeaxanthin in all conditions, was analyzed. The <em>Czzep> gene was adequately inserted in the pSI105 vector and expressed in <em>npq2em>. The positive transformants were able to efficiently convert zeaxanthin into violaxanthin, as well as to restore their maximum quantum efficiency of the PSII (Fv/Fm. These results show that <em>Chlamydomonas> can be an efficient tool for heterologous expression and metabolic engineering for biotechnological applications.

  16. 美洛昔康对老年痴呆模型大鼠学习记忆能力及脑组织SOD,MAO-B,MDA的影响%Effects of Meloxicam on Learning, Memory and Expression of SOD, MAO-B and MDA in Brain Tissue of Alzheimer's Disease Model Rats

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    李钟勇; 张鹏

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To study the protective effect of meloxicam on brain damage of Alzheimer's disease(AD) model rats.METHODS The AD model rats were established via intragastric administration of aluminum gluconate (element aluminum 200 mg·kg-1) once a day, 5 d a week for 20 weeks. Given 3 mg meloxicam per kg rat body weight and 1 mg meloxicam per kg rat after gavage given aluminum. After the success of modeling, pathomorphological changes of hippocampal neuron and the spatial learning and memory ability of rats were determined. The SOD, MAO-B activities, and the MDA contents of brain tissue in rats were measured. RESULTS The AD model rats' spatial learning and memory ability was significantly decreased and hippocampal neuronal injury in rats. In the rat brain tissue, the MAO-B activities and the MDA content was significantly increased, at the same time, the SOD activities of rat brain tissue was significantly decreased. Meloxicam could provide significantly improvement in learning and memory function and hippocampal neuronal death of AD model rats, and could significantly reduced MDA contents in AD model rats' brain tissue. Simultaneously, meloxicam could increase the SOD activities and decreased the MAO-B activities of AD model rats. CONCLUSION Meloxicam could noticeable prove the learning and memory function of AD rats,meloxicam has marked protective effect on AD model rats.%目的 探讨美洛昔康对老年痴呆模型大鼠抗痴呆作用及其作用机制.方法 采用慢性铝过负荷建立大鼠脑损伤老年痴呆动物模型,通过每天给予大鼠灌胃葡萄糖酸铝(Al200 mg·kg)溶液,每周持续5 d,连续灌胃20周建立老年痴呆大鼠动物模型;根据大鼠体重每千克给予3 mg或1 mg美洛昔康的比例,在大鼠灌胃给予铝后进行美洛昔康溶液灌胃.建模成功后,分别观察大鼠空间学习记忆能力、海马病理形态学变化及大鼠脑组织SOD,MAO-B活性和MDA含量.结果 老年痴呆模型大鼠学习记忆能力

  17. Dermatoses em renais cronicos em terapia dialitica

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    Luis Alberto Batista Peres

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: As desordens cutâneas e das mucosas são comuns em pacientes em hemodiálise a longo prazo. A diálise prolonga a expectativa de vida, dando tempo para a manifestação destas anormalidades. Os objetivos deste estudo foram avaliar a prevalência de problemas dermatológicos em pacientes com doença renal crônica (DRC em hemodiálise. Métodos: Cento e quarenta e cinco pacientes com doença renal crônica em hemodiálise foram estudados. Todos os pacientes foram completamente analisados para as alterações cutâneas, de cabelos, mucosas e unhas por um único examinador e foram coletados dados de exames laboratoriais. Os dados foram armazenados em um banco de dados do Microsolft Excel e analisados por estatística descritiva. As variáveis contínuas foram comparadas pelo teste t de Student e as variáveis categóricas utilizando o teste do qui-quadrado ou o teste Exato de Fischer, conforme adequado. Resultados: O estudo incluiu 145 pacientes, com idade média de 53,6 ± 14,7 anos, predominantemente do sexo masculino (64,1% e caucasianos (90,0%. O tempo médio de diálise foi de 43,3 ± 42,3 meses. As principais doenças subjacentes foram: hipertensão arterial em 33,8%, diabetes mellitus em 29,6% e glomerulonefrite crônica em 13,1%. As principais manifestações dermatológicas observadas foram: xerose em 109 (75,2%, equimose em 87 (60,0%, prurido em 78 (53,8% e lentigo em 33 (22,8% pacientes. Conclusão: O nosso estudo mostrou a presença de mais do que uma dermatose por paciente. As alterações cutâneas são frequentes em pacientes em diálise. Mais estudos são necessários para melhor caracterização e manejo destas dermatoses.

  18. Concentrações plasmáticas de testosterona, triiodotironina (T3 e tiroxina (T4 em bodes submetidos ao estresse calórico Plasma concentrations of testosterone, triiodothyronine (T3, and thyroxine (T4 in bucks submitted to heat stress

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Para verificar o efeito do estresse calórico (EC nas concentrações plasmáticas de testosterona, triiodotironina (T3 e tiroxina (T4, oito bodes, das raças Saanen (n=4 e Alpina (n=4, foram mantidos em câmara bioclimática, sob condições de termoneutralidade (13,0ºC a 26,7ºC durante 30 dias e, após um período (60 dias de descanso, submetidos ao EC (23,7ºC a 34,0ºC por 30 dias. Para minimizar as variações sazonais nos perfis hormonais devido ao fotoperíodo, durante toda fase experimental, incluindo a de adaptação em condições de termoneutralidade (30 dias, o fotoperíodo foi controlado utilizando-se alternância de dias longos (16h de luz e 8h de escuro e de dias curtos (8h de luz e 16h de escuro a cada 30 dias. As amostras de sangue foram coletadas duas vezes por semana durante cinco semanas. No conjunto das raças, o EC não influenciou (P>0,05 as concentrações de testosterona (1,8±0,2 vs 1,3±0,2ng/ml e nem a de T4 (52,7±2,8 vs 50,0±2,8ng/ml. Houve declínio (PTo verify the effect of heat stress (HS on plasma testosterone, triiodothyronine (T3, and thyroxine (T4 concentrations, eight Saanen (n=4 and Alpine Brown (n=4 bucks were kept in climate chamber under thermal neutral conditions (13.0ºC to 26.7ºC for 30 days. After a resting period (60 days, the same bucks were submitted to heat stress (23.7ºC to 34.0ºC for another 30 days. To neutralize the seasonal variations of hormonal profiles throughout the period, the photoperiod was controlled every 30 days altering long (16 hours of light and 8 hours of darkness and short days (8 hours of light and 16 hours of darkness. The blood samples were collected twice a week during five weeks. In both breeds, there was no effect of HS (P>0.05 on plasma concentrations of testosterone (1.8±0.2 vs 1.3±0.2ng/ml and T4 (52.7±2.8 vs 50.0±2.8ng/ml. There was a decline (P<0.01 of plasma T3 concentrations (1.3±0.1 vs 1.0±0.1ng/ml after HS treatment, but this reduction was only

  19. Determinação das concentrações plasmáticas de salbutamol pós-nebulização em serviço de emergência pediátrica Determination of plasma salbutamol concentrations after nebulization in a pediatric emergency department

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    Eloni T. Rotta

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Validar parcialmente a metodologia para determinação do salbutamol em plasma humano por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (detecção por fluorescência. Analisar as concentrações plasmáticas de salbutamol em um grupo de pacientes pediátricos com indicação de nebulizações em sala de emergência. MÉTODO: Estudo transversal, analítico, prospectivo, do tipo série de casos. Foram selecionados consecutivamente 15 pacientes com idade entre 12 e 37meses, com diagnóstico de crise aguda de asma, atendidos no Serviço de Emergência Pediátrica do Hospital da Criança Santo Antônio - Complexo Hospitalar Santa Casa, Porto Alegre, Brasil. Os pacientes foram tratados conforme a rotina da unidade para manejo de crise aguda de asma: nebulização (fluxo 6-8 L/min com salbutamol (0,15 mg/kg diluídosem4mL de NaCL 0,9%. A nebulização era administrada seqüencialmente, em intervalos de 20 minutos, por três vezes. Concomitantemente às nebulizações, todos os pacientes recebiam prednisolona via oral (1 mg/kg. RESULTADOS: As concentrações plasmáticas evidenciaram grande variabilidade em portadores de crise aguda de asma que receberam três nebulizações com salbutamol (0,15 mg/kg. Níveis plasmáticos médios foram de 12,09±10,8 ng/mL, com mediana de 8,9 (IQ25-75% 2,75-17,65 e coeficiente de variação da amostra de 92,4%. CONCLUSÕES: As concentrações plasmáticas após inalação de salbutamol apresentam grande dispersão na população pediátrica, a exemplo de outros estudos. As possíveis causas e implicações relacionadas ao achado permanecem alvo de controvérsias e avaliações complementares.OBJECTIVES: To partially validate the methodology for determining salbutamol in human plasma through high-efficiency liquid chromatography and fluorescence detection. To analyze plasma salbutamol concentrations in a group of pediatric patients with indication for nebulization in the emergency room. METHOD: Analytical

  20. Perfil lipídico e correlação entre concentração e atividade De Lecitina: colesterol aciltransferase (LCAT) em plasma De pacientes com esquistossomose mansônica Hepatointestinal e hepatoesplênica

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    A esquistossomose mansônica, doença causada pelo helminto Schistosoma mansoni afeta cerca de 200 milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo. Decorrente da deposição de ovos do parasita no fígado, a doença pode evoluir da forma mais leve, hepatointestinal (HI), para a mais grave, hepatoesplênica (HEC). Estudos anteriores demonstram uma relação entre o metabolismo lipídico e a forma hepatoesplênica da parasitose, tais como: diminuição dos níveis plasmático de colesterol total, colesterol...

  1. Feasibility comparison of etoricoxib and meloxicam in treatment of knee osteoarthritis%依托考昔和美洛昔康在治疗膝骨关节炎中的可行性对比

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    陈春毅

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨依托考昔和美洛昔康在治疗膝骨关节炎中的可行性。方法选取我院2014年3月~2014年12月收治的100例膝骨关节炎患者进行研究,将其随机分为研究组和对照组,对照组给予美洛昔康治疗,研究组给予依托考昔治疗,比较两组患者Womac关节炎指数、严重程度指数及临床疗效。结果对照组有效率为74.00%,研究组为92.00%,组间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。治疗前两组患者Womac关节炎指数及严重程度指数组间对比差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),经过治疗后均有明显降低,较治疗前比较差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。在治疗1周及3周后研究组患者Womac关节炎指数和严重程度指数均较对照组低,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论与美洛昔康相比,依托考昔在治疗膝骨关节炎时起效速度更快,对膝骨关节炎的临床症状改善效果更佳,值得在临床治疗中推广应用。%Objective To evaluate the feasibility of etoricoxib and meloxicam in treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Methods100 cases of patients with knee osteoarthritis from March 2014 to December 2014 were chosen to research,and were divided into experimental and control group,experimental group was treated with etoricoxib,control group was treated with meloxicam,Womac osteoarthritis index,severity index and curative effects between two group were compared.Results The curative rate of control group was 74.00%,while the experimental group was 92.00%,there were statistically significant differences between groups (P<0.05).Womac osteoarthritis index and severity index between two group had no significant statistical difference before treatment,and were all decreased obviously after treatment,with great statistical difference comparing to before(P<0.05).Womac osteoarthritis index and severity index of experimental group were lower than that of the control group after 1 and 3 weeks

  2. Bioassay-Guided Isolation and Identification of Cytotoxic Compounds from <em>Gymnosperma> <em>glutinosum> Leaves

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    Cristina Rodríguez-Padilla

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Bioassay-guided fractionation of hexane extracts of<em> Gymnosperma glutinosumem> (Asteraceae leaves, collected in North Mexico, afforded the known compounds hentriacontane (1 and (+-13<em>S>,14<em>R>,15-trihydroxy-<em>ent>-labd-7-ene (2, as well as the new <em>ent>-labdane diterpene (−-13<em>S>,14<em>R>,15-trihydroxy-7-oxo-<em>ent>-labd-8(9-ene (3. In addition, D-glycero-D-galactoheptitol (4 was isolated from the methanolic extract of this plant. Their structures were established on the basis of high-field 1D- and 2D NMR methods supported by HR-MS data. The cytotoxic activity was determined by using the <em>in vitroem> L5178Y-R lymphoma murine model. Hentriacontane (1 and the new <em>ent>-labdane 3 showed weak cytotoxicity, whereas the <em>ent>-labdane 2 showed significant (<em>p> < 0.05 and concentration dependent cytotoxicity (up to 78% against L5178Y-R cells at concentrations ranging from 7.8 to 250 µg/mL.

  3. Associação da concentração plasmática de cobre com metaloproteínas cobre-dependentes em atletas de elite Association between copper plasma concentration and copper-dependent metaloproteins in elite athletes

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    Josely Correa Koury

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available O cobre é um elemento-traço essencial para a manutenção de vários processos biológicos, tais como metabolismo energético, homeostase de ferro e mecanismos de proteção antioxidante através da atividade da cobre-zinco superóxido dismutase (Cu-Zn SOD, da ceruloplasmina e da metalotioneína. No entanto, o cobre também participa de reações oxidativas que promovem a liberação de radicais livres, podendo prejudicar a integridade e a funcionalidade celular. A atividade física afeta a homeostase do cobre e promove maior utilização de oxigênio, favorecendo a instalação do estresse oxidativo quando mecanismos naturais de proteção antioxidante, incluindo os dependentes de cobre, não atuam adequadamente. Não há relatos na literatura sobre a associação de diferentes níveis de concentração plasmática de cobre com indicadores antioxidantes cobre-dependentes em atletas de elite. O presente estudo objetivou verificar a associação entre diferentes níveis plasmáticos de cobre e metaloproteínas cobre-dependentes, com atividade antioxidante, em atletas de elite. Os indicadores bioquímicos (metalotioneína e Cu-Zn SOD eritrocitárias, ceruloplasmina e cobre plasmáticos foram avaliados em 50 atletas, homens e adultos, utilizando metodologias já consolidadas. Os resultados mostraram que 32% dos atletas apresentaram níveis de cobre plasmático inferiores a 11µmol/L, 38% entre 11-13µmol/L e 30% > 13µmol/L. As associações encontradas entre cobre plasmático e ceruloplasmina (r = 0,31; p = 0,04 e Cu-Zn SOD (r = 0,32, p = 0,02; metalotioneína eritrocitária e ceruloplasmina (r = 0,40, p = 0,006 e Cu-Zn SOD (0,73, p = 0,001 e entre Cu-Zn SOD e ceruloplasmina (r = 0,37, p Copper is a trace element essential in several biological processes, some of them important for physical activity, such as energy metabolism, iron homeostasis and antioxidant protection through the plasma ceruloplasmin, erythrocyte Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase (Cu

  4. em arquitetura e urbanismo

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    Ana Maria Sala Minucci Martins

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Está sendo desenvolvido projeto de pesquisa denominado Geometria Fractal e suas Aplicações em Arquitetura e Urbanismo, com o fito de estudar e desenvolver ferramentas analíticas e propositivas para serem aplicadas em arquitetura e urbanismo, com base em conceitos provenientes da geometria fractal.

  5. Antimicrobial Activity of Geranium Oil against Clinical Strains<em> em>of <em>Staphylococcus aureusem>

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    Monika Sienkiewicz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to investigate the antibacterial properties of geranium oil obtained from <em>Pelargonium graveolensem> Ait. (family <em>Geraniaceae>, against one standard <em>S. aureus em>strain ATCC 433000 and seventy clinical <em>S. aureusem> strains. The agar dilution method was used for assessment of bacterial growth inhibition at various concentrations of geranium oil. Susceptibility testing of the clinical strains to antibiotics was carried out using the disk-diffusion and E-test methods. The results of our experiment showed that the oil from <em>P. graveolensem> has strong activity against all of the clinical <em>S. aureusem> isolates—including multidrug resistant strains, MRSA strains and MLSB-positive strains—exhibiting MIC values of 0.25–2.50 μL/mL.

  6. ESTUDO COMPARATIVO ENTRE AS TÉCNICAS DE SCHALM E DE CLAUSS NA DETERMINAÇÃO DA CONCENTRAÇÃO PLASMÁTICA DO FIBRINOGÊNIO EM EQÜINOS HÍGIDOS E COM CÓLICA COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN PLASMA FIBRINOGEN CONCENTRATIONS DETERMINED BY SCHALM AND CLAUSS TECHNIQUES IN COLIC AND HEALTHY HORSES

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    Aureo Evangelista Santana

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    Foram comparadas, em oito diferentes momentos, duas técnicas de determinação da concentração plasmática do fibrinogênio em equinos hígidos (GI=20 e com cólica (GII=10: a técnica de Schalm, fundamentada na precipitação térmica do fibrinogênio a 56oC, e a técnica de Clauss, que envolve a polimerização da molécula de fibrinogênio. Em ambos os grupos e em todos os momentos de avaliação os valores médios obtidos por intermédio da técnica de Schalm foram superiores (P<0,05 àqueles obtidos pela técnica de Clauss. A diferença observada entre os dois métodos avaliados deve-se à interferência de inúmeros fatores inibidores do processo cinético atuantes no procedimento de Clauss. A hiperfibrinogenemia apresentada pelos animais com cólica (GII entre o segundo e o quinto dias pós-operatório deve-se não somente ao trauma cirúrgico, mas também ao processo inflamatório e infeccioso da ferida cirúrgica. A análise seriada do fibrinogênio contribui de forma positiva e precoce no diagnóstico de processos inflamatórios e infecciosos em equinos com cólica. Diante de tais observações, recomenda-se o método de Schalm na determinação do fibrinogênio em equinos hígidos e com cólica, por ser de um procedimento simples, de fácil execução, baixo custo e com resultados coerentes.

    PALAVRAS-CHAVES: Cólica, comparação de técnicas, equinos, fibrinogênio.

    Two different techniques for the determination of fibrinogen plasma concentration were compared during eight time points. Twenty healthy horses (GI and ten horses with colic (GII were included in this study. The Schalm´s technique was compared to the Clauss´s technique. The first one is based on the thermal precipitation of the fibrinogen at 56oC. The second involves the polymerization of the fibrinogen molecule. Both groups of horses during all time points had mean values of plasmatic fibrinogen higher

  7. Ion Pair HPLC Determination of Meloxicam and Its Related Substances%离子对高效液相色谱法测定美洛昔康含量及有关物质

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    俞辉; 方滢芝

    2001-01-01

    Objective:A HPLC method was established for the determination of meloxicam and its related substances.Methods:The separation was performed on a Alltech Alltima C18 column (250 mm×4.6 mm).The mobile phase was composed of 0.25% sodium n-octyl sulfonate in acetonitrile-phosphate salt solution (65∶35).The detection was carried out with a dinode array detector at 355 nm and 271 nm respectively.Results:The calibration curves were linear between 9~110 μg*mL-1(r=0.999 8).Conclusion:This method is simple,rapid,accurate and is suitable for the determination of meloxicam and its related substances.%目的:为控制美洛昔康的含量和有关物质,建立了离子对高效液相色谱测定法。方法:色谱柱为Alltech公司Alltima ODS柱(250 mm×4.6 mm),流动相:乙腈-含0.25%辛烷磺酸钠的0.1 mol.L-1磷酸二氢钠(磷酸调至pH 2.5)(65∶35),流速:1 mL.min-1,检测波长分别为355 nm(含量测定)和271 nm(有关物质测定)。结果:美洛昔康在9~110 μg.mL-1范围内呈良好的线性关系,r=0.999 8。结论:本文改进的离子对高效液相色谱法为测定美洛昔康及其制剂的含量和有关物质提供了可靠基础。

  8. A importância da análise de especiação do chumbo em plasma para a avaliação dos riscos à saúde

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    Moreira Fátima R.

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    Full Text Available Lead absorption is influenced by the species that are formed and the physicochemical characteristics of lead, among others. Lead plasma concentration is < 5% of total blood lead and represents the biologically active fraction able to cross the cell membranes. Health risks mainly depend on a specific metal and its species. Speciation analysis is the analytical activity of identifying and determining different metal species. Chromatographic methods are very useful in the identification of species and the techniques most used to determine metals in biological fluids are ICP OES/MS and AAS. Lead speciation analysis in blood plasma is fundamental for understanding and evaluating the interaction mechanisms between that analyte and its biological targets.

  9. Study of carbonitriding thermochemical treatment by plasma screen in active with pressures main austenitic stainless steels AISI 409 and AISI 316L; Estudo do tratamento termoquimico de carbonitretacao por plasma em tela ativa com pressoes variaveis nos acos inoxidaveis austenitico AISI 316L e ferririco AISI 409

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    Melo, M.S.; Oliveira, A.M.; Leal, V.S.; Sousa, R.R.M. de; Alves Junior, C. [Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Maranhao (CEFET/MA), Sao Luis, MA (Brazil); Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Piaui (CEFET/PI), Teresina, PI (Brazil); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (DF/UFRN), Natal, RN (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica. Labplasma

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    The technique called Active Screen Plasma Nitriding (ASPN) is being used as an alternative once it offers several advantages with respect to conventional DC plasma. In this method, the plasma does not form directly in the sample's surface but on a screen, in such a way that undesired effects such as the edge effect is minimized. Stainless steels present not very satisfactory wearing characteristics. However, plasma carbonitriding has been used as to improve its resistance to wearing due to the formation of a fine surface layer with good properties. In this work, samples of stainless steel AISI 316L and AISI 409 were treated at pressures of 2.5 and 5 mbar. After the treatments they were characterized by microhardness, microscopy and Xray diffraction. Microscopy and hardness analysis showed satisfactory layers and toughness in those steels. (author)

  10. EM International. Volume 1

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    It is the intent of EM International to describe the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management`s (EM`s) various roles and responsibilities within the international community. Cooperative agreements and programs, descriptions of projects and technologies, and synopses of visits to international sites are all highlighted in this semiannual journal. Focus on EM programs in this issue is on international collaboration in vitrification projects. Technology highlights covers: in situ sealing for contaminated sites; and remote sensors for toxic pollutants. Section on profiles of countries includes: Arctic contamination by the former Soviet Union, and EM activities with Germany--cooperative arrangements.

  11. Determinação simplificada de carbamazepina, fenitoína, fenobarbital e lamotrigina em plasma e monitoração terapêutica por HPLC/PDA

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    Fernando Gomes Ferreira Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Carbamazepina, fenitoína, fenobarbital e lamotrigina são bem conhecidos como fármacos anticonvulsivantes usados para o tratamento da epilepsia. A utilizaçãodestes fármacos é associada a várias reações adversas, tornando necessário o controle terapêutico. Os ensaios foram realizados por meio de cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência e o método de extração utilizado foi o líquido-líquido. Os fármacos e o padrão interno de zolpidem foram separados por uma coluna de fase reversa (ACE 5, C18 150 x 4,6 mm d.i.. A fase móvel constituída de acetonitrila (30% e ácido cítrico/tampão fosfato pH 5,0 (70% foi utilizada sob gradiente de fluxo de 0,7 a 1,2 mL/min e o comprimento de onda utilizado para a detecção dos analitos foi fixado em 210 nm. A técnica apresentou linearidade ao longo do intervalo de 0,5 a 20,0 µg/mL para carbamazepina/lamotrigina e de 2,0 a 64,0 µg/mL, para fenitoina/ fenobarbital com coeficiente de correlação linear maior que 0,98. As amostras de sangue foram obtidas de pacientes adultos com diagnóstico de epilepsia em acompanhamento no Ambulatório Municipal de Psiquiatria de Goiânia. A média de recuperação obtida foi de 96,8% a 108,5% para carbamazepina/lamotrigina e de 93,8% a 108,8% para a fenitoina/fenobarbital. Os limites de quantificação, precisão (CV 85,0 % demonstraram estar em conformidade com as exigências da ANVISA. Nove pacientes foram avaliados para confirmar a validade do método.

  12. Microsatellite Loci in the Gypsophyte <em>Lepidium subulatum em>(Brassicaceae, and Transferability to Other <em>Lepidieae>

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    José Gabriel Segarra-Moragues

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    Full Text Available Polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed for the Ibero-North African, strict gypsophyte <em>Lepidium subulatumem> to unravel the effects of habitat fragmentation in levels of genetic diversity, genetic structure and gene flow among its populations. Using 454 pyrosequencing 12 microsatellite loci including di- and tri-nucleotide repeats were characterized in <em>L. subulatumem>. They amplified a total of 80 alleles (2–12 alleles per locus in a sample of 35 individuals of <em>L. subulatumem>, showing relatively high levels of genetic diversity, <em>H>O = 0.645, <em>H>E = 0.627. Cross-species transferability of all 12 loci was successful for the Iberian endemics <em>Lepidium cardaminesem>, <em>Lepidium stylatumem>, and the widespread, <em>Lepidium graminifoliumem> and one species each of two related genera, <em>Cardaria drabaem> and <em>Coronopus didymusem>. These microsatellite primers will be useful to investigate genetic diversity, population structure and to address conservation genetics in species of <em>Lepidium>.

  13. New Trifluoromethyl Triazolopyrimidines as Anti-<em>Plasmodium> <em>falciparum> Agents

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available According to the World Health Organization, half of the World’s population, approximately 3.3 billion people, is at risk for developing malaria. Nearly 700,000 deaths each year are associated with the disease. Control of the disease in humans still relies on chemotherapy. Drug resistance is a limiting factor, and the search for new drugs is important. We have designed and synthesized new 2-(trifluoromethyl[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-<em>a>]pyrimidine derivatives based on bioisosteric replacement of functional groups on the anti-malarial compounds mefloquine and amodiaquine. This approach enabled us to investigate the impact of: (i ring bioisosteric replacement; (ii a CF3 group substituted at the 2-position of the [1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-<em>a>]pyrimidine scaffold and (iii a range of amines as substituents at the 7-position of the of heterocyclic ring; on <em>in vitroem> activity against <em>Plasmodium falciparumem>. According to docking simulations, the synthesized compounds are able to interact with <em>P. falciparumem> dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (<em>Pf>DHODH through strong hydrogen bonds. The presence of a trifluoromethyl group at the 2-position of the [1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-<em>a>]pyrimidine ring led to increased drug activity. Thirteen compounds were found to be active, with IC50 values ranging from 0.023 to 20 µM in the anti-HRP2 and hypoxanthine assays. The selectivity index (SI of the most active derivatives 5, 8, 11 and 16 was found to vary from 1,003 to 18,478.

  14. Plasma chromograninx

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    Goetze, Jens P; Hilsted, Linda M; Rehfeld, Jens F

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    Cardiovascular risk assessment remains difficult in elderly patients. We examined whether chromogranin A (CgA) measurement in plasma may be valuable in assessing risk of death in elderly patients with symptoms of heart failure in a primary care setting. A total of 470 patients (mean age 73 years......) were followed for 10 years. For CgA plasma measurement, we used a two-step method including a screening test and a confirmative test with plasma pre-treatment with trypsin. Cox multivariable proportional regression and receiver-operating curve (ROC) analyses were used to assess mortality risk...... of follow-up showed significant additive value of CgA confirm measurements compared with NT-proBNP and clinical variables. CgA measurement in the plasma of elderly patients with symptoms of heart failure can identify those at increased risk of short- and long-term mortality....

  15. Plasma Cleaning

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    Hintze, Paul E.

    2016-01-01

    NASA's Kennedy Space Center has developed two solvent-free precision cleaning techniques: plasma cleaning and supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2), that has equal performance, cost parity, and no environmental liability, as compared to existing solvent cleaning methods.

  16. Plasma confinement

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    2003-01-01

    Detailed and authoritative, this volume examines the essential physics underlying international research in magnetic confinement fusion. It offers readable, thorough accounts of the fundamental concepts behind methods of confining plasma at or near thermonuclear conditions. Designed for a one- or two-semester graduate-level course in plasma physics, it also represents a valuable reference for professional physicists in controlled fusion and related disciplines.

  17. Concentração plasmática de cortisol, uréia, cálcio e fósforo em vacas de corte mantidas a pasto suplementadas com levedura de cromo durante a estação de monta Cortisol, urea, calcium and phosphorus plasma concentration in grazing beef cows supplemented with high chromium yeast during breeding season

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    Full Text Available Foi pesquisada a influência da suplementação com cromo (Cr sobre a concentração plasmática de cortisol, uréia, cálcio e fósforo em vacas zebu mantidas a pasto e numa situação de estresse calórico durante a estação de monta. Foram utilizadas trinta vacas primíparas com peso entre 380 e 385kg. Os animais foram divididos em grupos de 15 vacas, formando o tratamento suplementado com Cr e o tratamento não suplementado (controle. As vacas pastorearam em piquetes formados por Brachiaria brizanta cv. Marandu. A fonte de Cr foi levedura enriquecida (1g Cr kg-1 de produto comercial e foi adicionado à mistura mineral aportando 0,017% de Cr. Amostras de sangue foram tomadas em três períodos através de venipunção jugular e coletadas em tubos contendo heparina. As amostras de plasma foram analisadas para fósforo, cálcio, uréia e cortisol. Os dados foram analisados como um desenho de blocos ao acaso. O consumo médio diário de mistura mineral foi de 72,92g no grupo suplementado com Cr (12,40mg Cr/cabeça/dia e 77,84g no grupo controle (0,78mg Cr/cabeça/dia. A concentração plasmática de cortisol, no grupo suplementado com Cr, foi menor que no tratamento controle (2,11mg dl-1 vs. 3,29mg dl-1. As concentrações plasmáticas de fósforo (6,36mg dl-1 vs 3,56mg dl-1 e de cálcio (12,87mg dl-1 vs 9,02mg dl-1 foram maiores no grupo suplementado com Cr durante o primeiro período, mas não existiram diferenças no segundo e terceiro períodos de colheita. Os níveis plasmáticos de uréia (17,13mg dl-1 vs. 17,70mg dl-1 não foram diferentes entre os grupos experimentais.The influence of supplemental chromium (Cr on plasma cortisol, urea, calcium and phosphorus concentration were investigated in grazing cattle in caloric stress situation during the breeding season. Thirty primiparous zebu cows with 380 to 385kg of body weight were assigned to the following treatments: 15 cows fed supplemental Cr and 15 cows without supplemental Cr (Control

  18. Modelagem dos processos químicos em plasmas de misturas gasosas usadas na corrosão de silício. Parte 1: CF4 / O2

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    Full Text Available The plasma etching of semiconductor surfaces with fluorine-containing compounds has technological interest. Presently, considerable effort is being devoted to understand the chemistry involved. In this work, a numerical modeling analysis of the gas-phase decomposition of CF4/O2 mixtures, in the presence of silicon, was performed. The relative importance of individual processes was determined as well as the effect of the parameters' uncertainties. The results were compared with experimental data. The main etching agent in the system is the fluorine atom. The concentration of the main species, SiF4, CO, CO2 and COF2 depend on the composition of the mixture.

  19. Determinação simultânea de topiramato, carbamazepina, fenitoína e fenobarbital em plasma empregando cromatografia a gás com detector de nitrogênio e fósforo

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    Topiramate and the other frequently co-administered antiepileptic drugs carbamazepine, phenytoin and phenobarbital were determined in 100 µL plasma samples by gas chromatography with nitrogen phosphorus detection (GC-NPD), after a one-step liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate, followed by flash methylation with trimethylphenylammonium hydroxide. Total chromatographic run time was 12.5 min. Intra-assay and inter-assay precision was 2.5-7.3% and 1.6-5.2%, respectively. Accuracy was 100.1...

  20. 美洛昔康针剂用于脊柱外科围手术期镇痛初步观察%A preliminary evaluation of the perioperafive analgesic effect of intramuscular meloxicam administration on patients undergoing spinal surgery

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    冯丰; 李宁; 戎利民

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    目的 观察美洛昔康肌肉注射和口服两种不同给药方式用于脊柱外科围手术期的镇痛效果及安全性.方法 118例接受脊柱手术患者中腰椎融合37例,显微内镜腰椎间盘髓核摘除(MED)60例,脊柱肿瘤切除重建14例,脊柱后凸畸形截骨矫形7例.所有患者随机分为两组:美洛昔康针剂给药组(A组)58例,术前1天15 mg IM,术后第1~7天15 mg IM QD;美洛昔康口服给药组(B组)60例,术前1天15 mg PO,术后第1~7天15 mg PO QD.两组术后均不限制使用静脉止痛泵、肌注或口服阿片类药物.观察两组术后疼痛视觉模拟评分(VAS)、阿片类药物用量、相关并发症以及术后1个月患者综合满意度.结果 术后第1、2、3、7天两组患者VAS评分比较的差异,有统计学意义(P<0.05);术后阿片类药物累计使用率,A组为15.52%,B组为60%(P<0.05);两组均未观察到面部浮肿、血压异常升高等心血管不良反应,B组7例出现恶心或呕吐等胃肠道不良反应;术后1个月综合满意度,A组为87.5%,B组为80.8%(P<0.05).结论 脊柱手术患者围手术期使用美洛昔康针剂能有效缓解术后疼痛,减少术后阿片类止痛药的使用和不良反应,提高患者对手术的综合满意度.%Objective To evaluate the perioperative analgesic effect and safety of intramuscular and oral meloxicam adrmmistrauon on patients underwent spinal surgery. Methods One hundred and eighteen patients underwent spinal surgery,including 37 cases of lumbar interbody fusion, 60 of microendoscopic discectomy (MED), 14 of tumor resection and 7 of spinal correction, were randomly divded into two groups. For the 58 patients in group A, 15 mg meloxicam was administrated intramuscularly once a day from the day before surgery to the 7th day postoperatively, while in group B the 60 patients orally took 15 mg meloxicam once a day for the same period of time as group A. All patients, if needed, unrestrictedly received intravenous analgesic pump

  1. Efficacy of Chemotherapy Combined with Meloxicam in the Treatment of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer%化疗结合美洛昔康治疗晚期胰腺癌疗效分析

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    季为军; 徐霞; 季锡林; 陆跃美; 张兰玲

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨全身化疗加或不加美洛昔康对胰腺癌的疗效及毒性变化.方法 将90例胰腺癌患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,分别接受GP方案(吉西他滨,顺铂)加美洛昔康或单纯GP方案化疗.结果 治疗组(GP+Meloxicam):总有效率(CR+PR)为33.3%(15/45),对照组(GP regimen):为22.2%(10/45).中位生存期分别为9.4个月及7.6个月,无进展生存期分别为7.2个月及5.1个月,毒副作用未见增加.结论 全身化疗同时,应用美洛昔康治疗晚期胰腺癌疗效有所提高,且毒性未见增加.

  2. Clinical efficacy and safety of etoricoxib and meloxicam in treating acute gout%依托考昔和美洛昔康治疗急性痛风的临床效果以及安全性分析

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    郭迪斌; 居艳娟; 李荣平; 谷晓晶

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    目的:比较依托考昔与美洛昔康治疗急性痛风的临床效果及其用药安全性。方法选择2010年1月~2013年1月本院收治的急性痛风患者120例为研究对象,随机分为依托考昔组及美洛昔康组,每组60例。依托考昔组服用依托考昔120 mg/d,美洛昔康组服用美洛昔康15 mg/d,测定患者疼痛的自我评分并记录药物不良反应。结果治疗后,两组患者的疼痛评分均下降,且依托考昔组的疼痛改善情况明显优于美洛昔康组(P0.05). Conclusion The clinical efficacy of etoricoxib is better than that of meloxicam.

  3. Produção de concentrados de frutose por inulinases de Penicillium janczewskii e atividade sobre o nível de glicose plasmática em ratos diabéticos Fructose syrups produced by inulinases from Penicillium janczewskii and activity on plasma glucose level in diabetic rats

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    Rosemeire A. Bom Pessoni

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available A frutose é utilizada atualmente como adoçante para diabéticos, sendo produzida comercialmente por hidrólise do amido, sob um processo de alto custo que envolve três etapas enzimáticas usando alfa-amilase, amiloglicosidase e glicose isomerase. Uma alternativa para a produção de concentrados de frutose é a hidrólise enzimática da inulina, polímero de frutose encontrado em Asteráceas, incluindo espécies nativas do cerrado. Nesse caso, através de uma única etapa enzimática obtêm-se concentrados com até 95% de frutose. Embora baixos níveis desse açúcar possam ser metabolizados na ausência de insulina, seu efeito sobre a redução do nível de glicose plasmática ainda não está completamente esclarecido. No presente trabalho foi avaliada a ação da frutose produzida por hidrólise da inulina de Vernonia herbacea (Asteraceae por inulinases de Penicillium janczewskii no nível de glicose plasmática de ratos diabéticos. Dentre os animais diabéticos tratados não foi verificada mortalidade, havendo redução de 46% em média (pFructose has been used as sweetener by patients with diabetes. This sugar is usually produced from starch by a high-cost enzymatic process, which envolves the utilization of alpha-amylase, amyloglucosidase and glucose isomerase. Fructose can be alternatively produced by the enzymatic hydrolysis of inulin, a polymer of fructose stored as reserve in a number of Asteraceae species. Using only one enzymatic step, inulin can be converted into syrups containing up to 95% fructose. In the present work, fructose syrup was produced from inulin of Vernonia herbacea by hydrolysis with extracellular inulinases from Penicillium janczewskii and evaluated with respect to the effect on plasma glucose level in diabetic rats. Reduction of ca. 46% (p<1% Tukey test of glucose levels in the plasma and no mortality were observed when rats were treated with hydrolysate of inulin. The high amounts of inulin stored by V

  4. Genotoxicity of <em>Euphorbia hirtaem>: An <em>Allium cepaem> Assay

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    Kwan Yuet Ping

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The potential genotoxic effects of methanolic extracts of <em>Euphorbia hirta em>which is commonly used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of diseased conditions including asthma, coughs, diarrhea and dysentery was investigated using <em>Allium cepaem> assay. The extracts of 125, 250, 500 and 1,000 µg/mL were tested on root meristems of <em>A. cepaem>. Ethylmethanesulfonate was used as positive control and distilled water was used as negative control. The result showed that mitotic index decreased as the concentrations of <em>E. hirtaem> extract increased. A dose-dependent increase of chromosome aberrations was also observed. Abnormalities scored were stickiness, c-mitosis, bridges and vagrant chromosomes. Micronucleated cells were also observed at interphase. Result of this study confirmed that the methanol extracts of <em>E. hirta em>exerted significant genotoxic and mitodepressive effects at 1,000 µg/mL.

  5. Determinações multi-elementares de metais, Sulfato e Cloreto em amostras de águas por espectrometria de massas com fonte de plasma (ICP-MS

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    Full Text Available The multi-element determination of Al, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cd, Ba, Pb, SO4= and Cl- in riverine water samples was accomplished by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS. The sample passed through a column containing the anionic resin AG1-X8 and the metals were determined directly. The retained anionic species were eluted and SO4= and Cl- were determined at m/z 48 and 35 correspondent to the ions SO+ and Cl+ formed at the plasma. Accuracy for metals was assessed by analysing the certified reference TM-26 (National Water Research Institute of Canada. Results for SO4= and Cl- were in agreement with those obtained by turbidimetry and spectrophotometry. LOD's of 0.1 µg l-1 for Cd, Ba and Pb; 0.2 µg l-1 for Al, Mn and Cu; 0.5 µg l-1 for Cr; 0.9 for Zn; 2.0 µg l-1for Ni , 60 µg l-1 for S and 200 µg l-1 Cl were attained.

  6. 驻极体美洛昔康贴剂对大鼠心功能及心、肝、肾组织超微结构的影响%Influence of Negative Electret Meloxicam Patch in Heart Fucntion and Ultra Structures of Heart, Hepatic and Nephridial Tissues

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    许佳捷; 肖永恒; 崔黎丽; 梁媛媛; 刘鸿越; 江键

    2012-01-01

    To study the influence of negative electret meloxicam patch in heart function and ultrastructure of heart muscles, hepatic and nephridial tissues and explore the biological safety of the negative electret meloxicam patch. Methods: The negative electret meloxicam patch was prepared by pharmaceutical and electrical method. The related physiological indexes and tissue' s ultrastructures were studied using ALC-2000 MPA Multi-channel bio-signal analysis systemand?transmission electron microscope. Results: After the negative electret meloxicam patch was applied on Sprague Dawley (SD) rats for 8 hours, the breath wave pattern ,the heart function indexes?and the blood pressure of neck artery were similar between the two groups. There was no significant difference in pathological changes in the heart muscles, hepatic and nephridial tissues which was affected by the electret samples. Conclusions: The negative electret meloxicam patch had no negative effect on the tissues' functional indexes and typical cellular ultrastructures.Negative electret meloxicam was of good biological safety.%目的:研究负极性驻极体美洛昔康贴剂对大鼠心功能及心、肝、肾组织超微结构的影响,初步探讨负极性驻极体美洛昔康贴剂的生物安全性.方法:以美洛昔康为模型药物,用药剂学方法和栅控恒压电晕充电技术制备负极性驻极体美洛昔康贴剂,通过多通道生物信号分析系统和透射电子显微镜研究负极性驻极体美洛昔康贴剂对大鼠的呼吸、动脉血压、心电图等指标及对实验大鼠心脏、肝脏及肾脏组织超微结构的影响.结果:驻极体美洛昔康贴剂作用大鼠8h内,大鼠的呼吸波形图、颈动脉血压波形图和心电图均正常,与对照组比较差异无统计学意义.驻极体美洛昔康贴剂作用大鼠8h后,实验组和对照组实验大鼠的心肌组织、肝脏组织和肾脏组织超微组织结构均正常,未见病理改变.结论:负极性驻极体

  7. <em>In Vitroem> Antioxidant Properties of Flavonoids and Polysaccharides Extract from Tobacco (<em>Nicotiana> em>tabacum> L. Leaves

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    Full Text Available In the present study, antioxidant properties of flavonoids and polysaccharides from tobacco (<em>Nicotiana> tabacumem> L. leaves were evaluated in several <em>in vitroem> systems, e.g., scavenging activities on hydroxyl, superoxide anion, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid (ABTS radicals, and reducing power. Flavonoids showed much better activity than polysaccharides in scavenging activities on free radicals. When compared to the positive control, ascorbic acid, both showed weaker antioxidant potential. However, flavonoids possessed comparable superoxide anion, DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging abilities to ascorbic acid at high concentration (600 μg/mL. Meanwhile, it was found that flavonoids had prominent effects on the reducing power, which was equivalent to ascorbic acid, and was significantly higher than polysaccharides. These results clearly indicate that flavonoids are effective in scavenging free radicals and have the potential to be powerful antioxidants. Thus, tobacco leaves could be considered as a potential source of natural antioxidants for food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics or nutraceutical industries.

  8. 美洛昔康的应用结合护理健康教育对类风湿关节炎患者的影响%Meloxicam Combined with the Effect of Health Education on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    李丹; 张炜琦

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the influence of Meloxicam plus nursing health education in ederly patients with active Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Methods Total y 105 elderly patients with active RA were randomly assigned to the treatment group (53 cases)and the control group (52 cases).Al patients received Meloxicam pil s from the same campany,one tablet once a day,each piece contains Meloxicam 75mg.Besides,patients in the treatment group were provided with normative and synthetic nursing health education including diet guidance,psychological nursing and health education.The whole curse lasted for 24 weeks.The curative ef ect was statistical y evaluated by the Unite States Institute of Rheumatology ACR20、ACR50 and ACR70 improvement criteria at week 0,4,8,12 and 24. Meanwhile,any adverse event was recorded and evaluated.Results Total y 97 completed the trial,50 in treatment group and 47 in control group.Compared with before treatment in the same group,there was some improvement in tender joint number,swol en joint number and visual analogue scale (VAS)and such relative symptoms and signs,showing statistical dif erence ( 0.05)。结论美洛昔康的应用结合护理健康教育能更有效的改善老年人与类风湿关节炎相关的各项症状、体征,提高生活质量。

  9. plasma treatment

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    Puač Nevena

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    Full Text Available In this paper we will present results for plasma sterilization of planktonic samples of two reference strains of bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853 and Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212. We have used a plasma needle as a source of non-equilibrium atmospheric plasma in all treatments. This device is already well characterized by OES, derivative probes and mass spectrometry. It was shown that power delivered to the plasma is bellow 2 W and that it produces the main radical oxygen and nitrogen species believed to be responsible for the sterilization process. Here we will only present results obtained by electron paramagnetic resonance which was used to detect the OH, H and NO species. Treatment time and power delivered to the plasma were found to have the strongest influence on sterilization. In all cases we have observed a reduction of several orders of magnitude in the concentration of bacteria and for the longest treatment time complete eradication. A more efficient sterilization was achieved in the case of gram negative bacteria.

  10. Plasma metallization

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    Many methods are currently used for the production of thin metal films. However, all of these have drawbacks associated with them, for example the need for UHV conditions, high temperatures, exotic metal precursors, or the inability to coat complex shaped objects. Reduction of supported metal salts by non-isothermal plasma treatment does not suffer from these drawbacks. In order to produce and analyse metal films before they become contaminated, a plasma chamber which could be attached directly to a UHV chamber with XPS capability was designed and built. This allowed plasma treatment of supported metal salts and surface analysis by XPS to be performed without exposure of the metal film to the atmosphere. Non-equilibrium plasma treatment of Nylon 66 supported gold(lll) chloride using hydrogen as the feed gas resulted in a 95% pure gold film, the remaining 5% of the film being carbon. If argon or helium were used as the feed gases during plasma treatment the resultant gold films were 100% pure. Some degree of s...

  11. Effects of meloxicam on proliferation,migration and expression of PTEN of human colorectal cancer cells%美洛昔康对人结肠癌细胞增殖、迁移和 PTEN 基因表达的影响

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    周密; 邱峰; 张渊; 王家玉; 秧茂盛

    2015-01-01

    目的:研究美洛昔康(meloxicam,Mel)对人结直肠癌LoVo 细胞增殖和迁移能力的抑制作用及其对抑癌基因PTEN 表达水平的影响。方法以人结肠癌细胞株 LoVo 为试验对象,通过集落形成试验分析 Mel 对 LoVo 细胞增殖的影响,Western blot 检测 Mel 对 PCNA 蛋白和 PTEN 蛋白表达水平的影响;细胞迁移试验分析 Mel 对 LoVo 细胞活性的影响;RT-PCR 检测 Mel 对 LoVo 细胞中 PTEN mRNA 表达水平的影响;使用重组腺病毒作为干预手段,Annexin-V 试验验证Mel 是否通过 PTEN 发挥抑癌作用。结果与对照组相比, Mel 能明显抑制 LoVo 细胞的集落形成能力,能抑制 LoVo 细胞的细胞核增殖抗原 PCNA 的蛋白表达水平,80μmol·L -1 Mel 干预48 h,可将 LoVo 细胞中 PCNA 的蛋白表达水平抑制到61.57%±2.81%(T =7.086,P =0.019);Mel 能上调LoVo 细胞内抑癌基因 PTEN 的 mRNA 表达水平,80μmol· L -1 Mel 干预48 h 后 PTEN 的 mRNA 表达水平上调至160.43%±4.71%(T =24.244,P =0.002);Mel 能上调 LoVo细胞内 PTEN 的蛋白表达水平,80μmol·L -1 Mel 干预48 h后 PTEN 的蛋白表达水平上调至152.63%±3.33%(T =27.359,P =0.001);Annexin-V 试验结果说明 Mel 的对 LoVo细胞的抑制作用可能与上调 PTEN 基因表达有关。结论Mel 能抑制LoVo 细胞的增殖和迁移,其机制可能与上调PTEN 的表达水平有关。%Aim To investigate the effects of meloxi-cam on the proliferation,migration and expression of PTEN of human colorectal cancer LoVo cells.Meth-ods The colony formation test was used to detect the effect of meloxicam on the proliferation of LoVo cells. The cell migration assay was applied to analyze the effect of meloxicam on LoVo cells activity.The RT-PCR assay was used to detect the effect of meloxicam on the mRNA expression of PCNA and PTEN gene. The western blot assay was applied to analyze the effects of

  12. Determinação simultânea de topiramato, carbamazepina, fenitoína e fenobarbital em plasma empregando cromatografia a gás com detector de nitrogênio e fósforo

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    Roberta Zilles Hahn

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    Full Text Available Topiramate and the other frequently co-administered antiepileptic drugs carbamazepine, phenytoin and phenobarbital were determined in 100 µL plasma samples by gas chromatography with nitrogen phosphorus detection (GC-NPD, after a one-step liquid-liquid extraction with ethyl acetate, followed by flash methylation with trimethylphenylammonium hydroxide. Total chromatographic run time was 12.5 min. Intra-assay and inter-assay precision was 2.5-7.3% and 1.6-5.2%, respectively. Accuracy was 100.1-104.2%. The limit of quantitation was 1 µg mL-1 for all analytes, proving suitable for routine application in therapeutic drug monitoring of antiepileptic drugs.

  13. Concentração plasmática de melatonina em novilhas bubalinas (Bubalus bubalis ao longo do ano Plasma melatonin in bufallo heifers (Bubalus bubalis during a year

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    P.S.R. Mattos

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    Full Text Available Coletaram-se nove amostras de sangue ao longo do dia, mês-a-mês durante um ano, de seis novilhas bubalinas da raça Mediterrâneo, para determinação da melatonina plasmática dos animais mantidos na latitude 22° Sul. A concentração plasmática de melatonina se elevou lentamente até atingir o pico entre 21 e 23 horas, permanecendo elevada até as 3-5 horas. A seguir, a concentração diminuiu para valores baixos antes do nascer do sol. A duração da elevação noturna de melatonina plasmática não acompanhou a duração do período noturno ao longo do ano e a diminuição da concentração diurna de melatonina plasmática ocorreu na época de maior atividade reprodutiva estimada do rebanho.Nine blood samples were taken to determine plasma melatonin in a 24h-period/month for a year. The six buffalo heifers used were kept at latitude 22° South. Plasma melatonin rose slowly, peaking at night (between 9 and 11pm and maintained until 3 to 5am. Melatonin concentration decreased day-time to lower levels until sunrise. Nocturnal higher plasmatic melatonin did not vary with night length over the year. Diurnal melatonin concentrations were lower when estimated reproductive rate was the highest for the herd.

  14. TOTAL CHOLESTEROL, HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS (HDL AND CORTISOL PLASMA LEVELS, AND THEIR BIORHYTMICITY, IN 24 HOURS, THROUGHOUT YEAR, IN IDEAL-POLWARTH RAMS NÍVEIS PLASMÁTICOS DE COLESTEROL TOTAL, LIPOPROTEÍNAS DE ALTA DENSIDADE (HDL E CORTISOL, E SUA BIORRITMICIDADE, EM CARNEIROS IDEAL-POLWARTH

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    Full Text Available To evaluate the mean plasma concentrations of total cholesterol (TC, high density lipoproteins (HDL and cortisol, blood samples were collected of five Ideal-Polwarth rams, maintained at 22?53’S latitude, in semi-confinement, every two months throughout the year, by 24h period, with 2-hour intervals between colects. The TC, changed 40.70?1,11mg/dL (April and 61.48?1,11mg/dL (December, between months, while HDL changed 22.16?0.23mg/dL (December as 33.40?0.23mg/dL (February, but not make evident a circannual rhythm in this levels. The TC presented the lowest value at 16:30h (50.40?1.57mg/dL and the highest value at 8:30h collect (54.67?1.57mg/dL; the HDL lowest level was at 10:30h (27.04?0.33mg/dL and the highest level also at 8:30h collect (28.49?0.33mg/dL, however without permit circadian rhythm determination in your plasma concentrations. Similarly, the cortisol plasma concentrations, between collect months, presents variable, however without demonstrate circadian rhythm in this hormone secretion. In relation to different collection’s moments, throughout months, it wasn’t possible to define, by statistical analysis, a circadian rhythm of cortisol secretion. KEY WORDS: Ovine, adrenal hormone, biochemistry metabolites, circadian rhythm. Visando avaliar as concentrações médias de colesterol total (CT, lipoproteínas de alta densidade (HDL e cortisol plasmáticos, foram colhidas amostras de sangue de cinco carneiros Ideal-Polwarth, alocados em latitude 22°53’S, em regime de semiconfinamento, a cada dois meses, ao longo de um ano, com as colheitas em um período de 24 horas, e intervalos de duas horas entre elas. O CT oscilou entre 40,70±1,11mg/dL (abril e 61,48±1,11mg/dL (dezembro, entre os meses, enquanto HDL variou de 22,16±0,23mg/dL (dezembro a 33,40±0,23mg/dL (fevereiro, mas não evidenciando um ritmo circanual em seus níveis. O CT apresentou seu valor mínimo na colheita das 16h30min (50,40±1,57mg/dL e o máximo às 8h30min

  15. Plasma dynamo

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    Magnetic fields pervade the entire Universe and, through their dynamical interactions with matter, affect the formation and evolution of astrophysical systems from cosmological to planetary scales. How primordial cosmological seed fields arose and were further amplified to $\\mu$Gauss levels reported in nearby galaxy clusters, near equipartition with kinetic energy of plasma motions and on scales of at least tens of kiloparsecs, is a major theoretical puzzle still largely unconstrained by observations. Extragalactic plasmas are weakly collisional (as opposed to collisional magnetohydrodynamic fluids), and whether magnetic-field growth and its sustainment through an efficient dynamo instability driven by chaotic motions is possible in such plasmas is not known. Fully kinetic numerical simulations of the Vlasov equation in a six-dimensional phase space necessary to answer this question have until recently remained beyond computational capabilities. Here, we show by means of such simulations that magnetic-field a...

  16. Plasma medicine

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    2012-01-01

    This comprehensive text is suitable for researchers and graduate students of a 'hot' new topic in medical physics. Written by the world's leading experts,  this book aims to present recent developments in plasma medicine, both technological and scientific, reviewed in a fashion accessible to the highly interdisciplinary audience consisting of doctors, physicists, biologists, chemists and other scientists, university students and professors, engineers and medical practitioners. The book focuses on major topics and covers the physics required to develop novel plasma discharges relevant for medic

  17. Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Stations

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  18. Isolation and Characterization of a Lycopene ε-Cyclase Gene of <em>Chlorella em>(Chromochloris> <em>zofingiensis>. Regulation of the Carotenogenic Pathway by Nitrogen and Light

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    Full Text Available The isolation and characterization of the lycopene ε-cyclase gene from the green microalga <em>Chlorella em>(Chromochloris> <em>zofingiensis> (<em>Czlcy-e> was performed. This gene is involved in the formation of the carotenoids α-carotene and lutein. <em>Czlcy-e> gene encoded a polypeptide of 654 amino acids. A single copy of <em>Czlcy-e> was found in <em>C. zofingiensisem>. Functional analysis by heterologous complementation in <em>Escherichia coliem> showed the ability of this protein to convert lycopene to δ-carotene. In addition, the regulation of the carotenogenic pathway by light and nitrogen was also studied in <em>C. zofingiensisem>. High irradiance stress did not increase mRNA levels of neither lycopene β<em>->cyclase gene (<em>lcy-b> nor lycopene ε-cyclase gene<em> em>(lcy-e> as compared with low irradiance conditions, whereas the transcript levels of <em>psy>, <em>pds>, <em>chyB> and <em>bkt> genes were enhanced, nevertheless triggering the synthesis of the secondary carotenoids astaxanthin, canthaxanthin and zeaxanthin and decreasing the levels of the primary carotenoids α-carotene, lutein, violaxanthin and β-carotene. Nitrogen starvation <em>per seem> enhanced mRNA levels of all genes considered, except <em>lcy-e and pdsem>, but did not trigger the synthesis of astaxanthin, canthaxanthin nor zeaxanthin. The combined effect of both high light and nitrogen starvation stresses enhanced significantly the accumulation of these carotenoids as well as the transcript levels of <em>bkt> gene, as compared with the effect of only high irradiance stress.

  19. Plasma physics and engineering

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    Part I: Fundamentals of Plasma Physics and Plasma ChemistryPlasma in Nature, in the Laboratory, and in IndustryOccurrence of Plasma: Natural and Man MadeGas DischargesPlasma Applications, Plasmas in IndustryPlasma Applications for Environmental ControlPlasma Applications in Energy ConversionPlasma Application for Material ProcessingBreakthrough Plasma Applications in Modern TechnologyElementary Processes of Charged Species in PlasmaElementary Charged Particles in Plasma and Their Elastic and Inelastic CollisionsIonization ProcessesMechanisms of Electron Losses: The Electron-Ion RecombinationEl

  20. Assembling of ({beta}LPH) beta-lypothrophine radioimmunoassay. Plasma levels standardization in normal individuals and patients with hypophysis and adrenals diseases; Montagem do radioimunoensaio da beta-lipotrofina ({beta}LPH). Padronizacao dos niveis plasmaticos em individuos normais e em pacientes com doencas hipofisarias e adrenais

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    The present study investigates the extraction and radioimmunoassay (RIA) conditions of plasma {beta}LPH. It was extracted by the activated silicic acid method, with a mean extraction efficiency of 31.6% and a mean intra-extraction variation coefficient of 8.1%. Radioiodination was performed by the chloramine-T method and {beta}LPH {sup 125} I was purified by gel chromatography on Sephadex G100. Estimated specific activity ranged from 100 to 192.8 {mu}Ci/{mu}g, with a mean incorporation percentage of 66.6%. The titer of the first antibody was 1:50.000/100 {mu}l. The assay was performed under non-equilibrium conditions, with a pre-incubation period of 24 hours and incubation of 4 hours. Mean immunoreactivity (Bo/Total) was 21.1%, with a mean Blank/Total ratio of 2.3%. Sensitivity, expressed as the mean minimum detectable dose, was 40 pg/tube, equivalent to 56 pg/ml plasma. Intra-assay variation coefficients were 6.5%, 3.8% and 6.8%, respectively, at B/Bo levels of 0.8, 0.6 and 0.4 of the standard curve. At B/Bo equal to 0.5, the intra-assay variation coefficient was 20.9%. Replicates of 14 plasma samples showed a correlation coefficient of r 0.99, (p< 0.05). Parallelism between the curve obtained with different volumes of an extract with a high {beta}LPH value and the standard curve was found. The method was controlled biologically by the presence of correlation between the plasma {beta}LPH levels and determined pathological states and with clinical functional studies. Twenty seven normal individuals, 10 patients with Cushing`s disease to a tumor of the hypophysis, 4 patients with Cushing syndrome due to an adrenal tumor, 10 patients Addison disease, and 8 patients with hypopituitarism were studied. (author). 119 refs., 28 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Variáveis ruminais, concentração de uréia plasmática e excreções urinárias de nitrogênio em vacas leiteiras alimentadas com concentrado processado de diferentes formas Ruminal metabolism, plasma urea concentration, and urinary excretion of nitrogen of dairy cows fed concentrate processed in different forms

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    Humberto Luiz Wernersbach Filho

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    Full Text Available O objetivo neste estudo foi avaliar a influência do tipo de processamento do concentrado sobre o pH e a amônia ruminal, a concentração de uréia no plasma e as excreções urinárias de vacas leiteiras alimentadas com dietas contendo diferentes relações volumoso:concentrado. Foram utilizadas 16 vacas da raça Holandesa, puras e mestiças, em dois níveis de produção de leite (30 e 20 kg/dia, distribuídas em quatro quadrados latinos (dois para cada nível de produção, com quatro períodos de 15 dias. As dietas experimentais, isoprotéicas, foram constituídas à base de silagem de milho com relações volumoso:concentrado 50:50 e 60:40 na MS, visando produções de 30 e 20 kg de leite/dia, respectivamente. Imediatamente antes e 3 horas após a alimentação matinal, não houve diferenças nos valores de pH e amônia ruminal nos diferentes níveis de produção. Contudo, nas vacas alimentadas com a dieta com concentrado extrusado, a concentração de amônia ruminal foi menor 3 horas após a alimentação. Não houve diferença nas concentrações de uréia plasmática entre os tratamentos e as excreções urinárias de nitrogênio diferiram somente com o concentrado contendo alto teor de energia parcialmente processado.The objective of this trial was to study the effects of different forms of concentrate processing on ruminal pH and ammonia as well as on plasma concentration of urea. Sixteen dairy cows, pure Holstein and crossbred, were blocked by production level (30.0 and 20.0 kg/day and randomly assigned to two Latin squares with four periods of 15 days each. Diets were isonitrogenous and contained the following forage (corn silage:concentrate ratios: 50:50 and 60:40 (% of DM for cows yielding 30.0 and 20.0 kg of milk/day, respectively. Ruminal pH and ammonia (N-NH3 did not differ at 0 h (pre-feeding and at 3 h after the morning feeding in the different production levels. However, it was observed lower ruminal ammonia concentration

  2. Effect of exercise on occurrence of diurnal rhythms of plasma ions and metabolites in Thoroughbred racehorses Efeito do exercício na ocorrência de ritmos diários de íons e metabólitos plasmáticos em cavalos de corrida Puro Sangue Inglês

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    Full Text Available Records of plasma calcium (Ca++, phosphorus (Pi, potassium (K+, sodium (Na+, chloride (Cl-, magnesium (Mg++, iron (Fe++, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and total protein levels were measured to determine the effects of exercise on occurrence of diurnal rhythms in Throughbred racehorses (n=7 under physical training. Physical activities consisted of gallop on the track and walking. Blood samples were collected from jugular vein every 4h over a 48h period. Plasma Ca++, K+, Mg++ and Na+ levels were obtained by flame photometry; and, Pi, Cl-, Fe++, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and total protein levels were measured by colorimetric tests using visible UV spectrophotometry. The data were analyzed using a 24h period to each exercise performed. Diurnal rhythm of Pi was observed when walking was the physical activity performed, and its acrophase occurred at the light period. Plasma triclycerides showed significant diurnal rhythms, with their acrophases occurring at the dark period, even when walking or gallop were performed. High intensity exercise (gallop decreased triglycerides amplitude. No significant diurnal rhythms of other variables were found. Gallop, as physical activity, masked phosphorus diurnal rhythm. However, physical training did not influence triglycerides diurnal rhythm occurrence. High intensity exercise (gallop just declined triglycerides amplitude.Mensuraram-se as concentrações plasmáticas de cálcio (Ca++, fósforo (Pi, potássio (K+, sódio (Na+, cloreto (Cl-, magnésio (Mg++, ferro (Fe++, glicose, colesterol, triglicerídeos e proteínas totais para determinar os efeitos do exercício sobre a ocorrência dos ritmos diários em cavalos de corrida da raça Puro Sangue Inglês (n=7, em treinamento. A atividade física consistiu de galope na raia e passo. Amostras de sangue foram coletadas da veia jugular a cada 4h durante um período de 48h. As concentrações plasmáticas de Ca++, K+, Mg++ e Na+ foram obtidas por

  3. A large volume uniform plasma generator for the experiments of electromagnetic wave propagation in plasma

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    Yang Min; Li Xiaoping; Xie Kai; Liu Donglin [School of Electronical and Mechanical Engineering, Xidian University, Xi' an Shaanxi 710071 (China); Liu Yanming [School of Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University, Xi' an Shaanxi 710071 (China)

    2013-01-15

    A large volume uniform plasma generator is proposed for the experiments of electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation in plasma, to reproduce a 'black out' phenomenon with long duration in an environment of the ordinary laboratory. The plasma generator achieves a controllable approximate uniform plasma in volume of 260 mm Multiplication-Sign 260 mm Multiplication-Sign 180 mm without the magnetic confinement. The plasma is produced by the glow discharge, and the special discharge structure is built to bring a steady approximate uniform plasma environment in the electromagnetic wave propagation path without any other barriers. In addition, the electron density and luminosity distributions of plasma under different discharge conditions were diagnosed and experimentally investigated. Both the electron density and the plasma uniformity are directly proportional to the input power and in roughly reverse proportion to the gas pressure in the chamber. Furthermore, the experiments of electromagnetic wave propagation in plasma are conducted in this plasma generator. Blackout phenomena at GPS signal are observed under this system and the measured attenuation curve is of reasonable agreement with the theoretical one, which suggests the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  4. <em>Angiostrongylus vasorumem> in red foxes (<em>Vulpes vulpesem> and badgers (<em>Meles melesem> from Central and Northern Italy

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    Full Text Available Abstract During 2004-2005 and 2007-2008, 189 foxes (<em>Vulpes vulpesem> and 6 badgers (<em>Meles melesem> were collected in different areas of Central Northern Italy (Piedmont, Liguria and Tuscany and examined for <em>Angiostrongylus vasorumem> infection. The prevalence of the infection was significantly different in the areas considered, with the highest values in the district of Imperia (80%, Liguria and in Montezemolo (70%, southern Piedmont; the prevalence in Tuscany was 7%. One badger collected in the area of Imperia turned out to be infected, representing the first report of the parasite in this species in Italy. Further studies are needed to evaluate the role played by fox populations as reservoirs of infection and the probability of its spreading to domestic dogs.
    Riassunto <em>Angiostrongylus vasorumem> nella volpe (<em>Vulpes vulpesem> e nel tasso (<em>Meles melesem> in Italia centro-settentrionale. Nel 2004-2005 e 2007-2008, 189 volpi (<em>Vulpes vulpesem> e 6 tassi (<em>Meles melesem> provenienti da differenti aree dell'Italia settentrionale e centrale (Piemonte, Liguria Toscana, sono stati esaminati per la ricerca di <em>Angiostrongylus vasorumem>. La prevalenza del nematode è risultata significativamente diversa nelle varie zone, con valori elevati nelle zone di Imperia (80% e di Montezemolo (70%, provincia di Cuneo; la prevalenza in Toscana è risultata del 7%. Un tasso proveniente dall'area di Imperia è risultato positivo per A. vasorum; questa è la prima segnalazione del parassita in tale specie in Italia. Ulteriori studi sono necessari per valutare il potenziale della volpe come serbatoio e la possibilità di diffusione della parassitosi ai cani domestici.

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  5. <em>An entem>-Kaurane-Type Diterpene in <em>Croton antisyphiliticusem> Mart.

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    Full Text Available <em>Croton antisyphiliticus em>is a medicinal plant widely used in the treatment of microbial infections, especially those affecting the genital tract. Crude extract, fractions and pure compound isolated from roots of this species were investigated to validate their antimicrobial activity against <em>Escherichia coliem> and <em>Staphylococcus aureusem>. The compound <em>ent>-kaur-16-en-18-oic acid was isolated as a major component (0.7% of crude extract, and its MIC value determined against <em>S. aureusem> (ATCC 6538 was 250 μg/mL. This is the first phytochemical work on the species monitored with antimicrobial assay.

  6. Electromagnetic radiation from beam-plasma instabilities

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    Pritchett, P. L.; Dawson, J. M.

    1983-01-01

    A computer simulation is developed for the generation of electromagnetic radiation in an electron beam-plasma interaction. The plasma is treated as a two-dimensional finite system, and effects of a continuous nonrelativistic beam input are accounted for. Three momentum and three field components are included in the simulation, and an external magnetic field is excluded. EM radiation generation is possible through interaction among Langmuir oscillations, ion-acoustic waves, and the electromagnetic wave, producing radiation perpendicular to the beam. The radiation is located near the plasma frequency, and polarized with the E component parallel to the beam. The scattering of Langmuir waves caused by ion-acoustic fluctuations generates the radiation. Comparison with laboratory data for the three-wave interactions shows good agreement in terms of the radiation levels produced, which are small relative to the plasma thermal energy.

  7. Magnetoresistive waves in plasmas

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    Felber, F. S.; Hunter, R. O., Jr.; Pereira, N. R.; Tajima, T.

    1982-10-01

    The self-generated magnetic field of a current diffusing into a plasma between conductors can magnetically insulate the plasma. Propagation of magnetoresistive waves in plasmas is analyzed. Applications to plasma opening switches are discussed.

  8. Avaliação da função renal através da densidade urinaria e dosagem sérica de uréia e creatinina na aflatoxicose experimental em cães Evaluation of renal profile induced by aflatoxicosis in dogs: determination of plasma levels of urea and creatinine and urine density

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    Carla Rosane de Aguiar Hennemann

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho refere-se a determinação da densidade urinária e dosagem sérica de uréia e creatinina em cães submetidos a aflatoxicose experimental. Foram utilizados 14 cães (7 machos e 7 fêmeas, sem raça definida, adultos e peso médio de 6,7 ± 1,96kg. Em um período pré-experimento foram realizadas 3 colheitas de urina e sangue de cada animal para avaliação da função renal e as médias das determinações foram utilizadas como controle. Os cães receberam 6 7µg/kg/dia de aflatoxina, via oral, durante 9 dias consecutivos. A partir do quinto dia foram realizadas 4 colheitas com intervalos de 5 dias. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram, através dos sinais clínicos e das lesões macro e microscópicas, o desenvolvimento de aflatoxicose, sendo que não houve alteração na função renal detectável através dos parâmetros estudados.The objective of the present work was to evaluate plasma levels of urea and creatinine and urine density in dogs using experimentally induced aflatoxicosis. Fourteen adult mongrel dogs (7 males and 7 females, weighing 6.7 ± l.96kg were treated with oral aflatoxin (67/µg/kg/day during 9 days. Three control blood and urine samples were collected before the begining of experimental trial. Then starting on the 5th day of treatment, another 4 samples were collected with 5 day intervals. The results showed that aflatoxin at the dosage used produced clinical signs of intoxication, which later were confïrmed by histopathology. However, no alteration in the renal profile could be detected by standard clinical pathology.

  9. Electrosurgical plasmas

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    Stalder, Kenneth R.; McMillen, Donald F.; Woloszko, Jean

    2005-06-01

    Electrosurgical medical devices based on repetitively pulsed nonequilibrium micron-scale to millimetre-scale plasma discharges in saline solutions are described. The formation of vapour layers (bubbles) around active electrodes appears to be a common feature at moderate (<300 V rms) voltages, and dissociation, excitation and ionization of the vapour in these bubbles produces chemical conditions that are thought to be the source of beneficial tissue removal and treatment. Experimental data are discussed, as are the results of modelling efforts of the plasma chemistry. Hydroxyl radicals, hydrogen atoms and other species are observed spectroscopically and their interactions with collagen, a common component of tissue encountered in surgical situations, are considered. Several pathways by which hydroxyl radicals interacting with collagen can lead to tissue removal are discussed.

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    Stalder, Kenneth R; McMillen, Donald F; Woloszko, Jean [ArthroCare Corp., Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3523 (United States)

    2005-06-07

    Electrosurgical medical devices based on repetitively pulsed nonequilibrium micron-scale to millimetre-scale plasma discharges in saline solutions are described. The formation of vapour layers (bubbles) around active electrodes appears to be a common feature at moderate (<300 V rms) voltages, and dissociation, excitation and ionization of the vapour in these bubbles produces chemical conditions that are thought to be the source of beneficial tissue removal and treatment. Experimental data are discussed, as are the results of modelling efforts of the plasma chemistry. Hydroxyl radicals, hydrogen atoms and other species are observed spectroscopically and their interactions with collagen, a common component of tissue encountered in surgical situations, are considered. Several pathways by which hydroxyl radicals interacting with collagen can lead to tissue removal are discussed.

  11. Lipídios plasmáticos após esplenectomia total e parcial em cães The plasma lipids after total and partial splenectomy in dogs

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    Danilo Nagib Salomão Paulo

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da esplenectomia total e parcial (hemiesplenectomia e esplenectomia subtotal no lipidograma de cães. MÉTODO: Foram operados 38 animais, adultos, machos, mestiços, com peso entre 13kg e 15kg. No pré-operatório, depois do exame clínico e jejum de 12 horas de uma dieta-padrão, foram realizados hemograma e lipidograma. Após anestesia geral com tiopental sódico os cães foram submetidos à laparotomia mediana supra e infra-umbilical. Procedeu-se no grupo 1, de sete cães, apenas à manipulação do baço (simulado; no grupo 2, de nove cães, à hemiesplenectomia cranial; no grupo 3, de nove cães, à esplenectomia subtotal, com preservação do pólo inferior do baço, após ligadura e secção dos troncos principais dos vasos esplênicos próximos ao hilo; e no grupo 4, de 13 cães, à esplenectomia total. RESULTADOS: No grupo 4 (esplenectomia total, quando comparamos os valores do lipidograma dos diferentes períodos pós-operatórios com os do pré-operatório, os nossos resultados mostraram que houve aumento significante do colesterol total em todos os períodos pós-operatórios (p 0,05 no 56º PO. O LDL aumentou significantemente no 56º PO (p BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of partial (hemi-splenectomy and subtotal splenectomy and total splenectomy in the dogs lipidic profile. METHOD: Thirty eight (38 mongrel male dogs, with weight varying between 13 Kg and 15 Kg were operated. After clinical evaluation and twelve hour fasting of standard diet, preoperatively hemogram and lipidic profile were evaluated. After general anaesthesia with sodium thiopental, the dogs were submitted to an upper and lower median laparotomy. Group I, seven dogs, just manipulation of the spleen (sham-control; group II, nine dogs upper hemisplenectomy; group III, nine dogs, subtotal splenectomy with preservation of inferior pole, after the ligature and section of the splenic artery and vein near the

  12. Plasma physics

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    1985-01-01

    This book is intended as an introduction to plasma physics at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates or beginning postgraduate students in physics, applied mathematics or astrophysics. The main prerequisite is a knowledge of electromagnetism and of the associated mathematics of vector calculus. SI units are used throughout. There is still a tendency amongst some plasma physics researchers to· cling to C.g.S. units, but it is the author's view that universal adoption of SI units, which have been the internationally agreed standard since 1960, is to be encouraged. After a short introductory chapter, the basic properties of a plasma con­ cerning particle orbits, fluid theory, Coulomb collisions and waves are set out in Chapters 2-5, with illustrations drawn from problems in nuclear fusion research and space physics. The emphasis is on the essential physics involved and (he theoretical and mathematical approach has been kept as simple and intuitive as possible. An attempt has been made to draw attention t...

  13. Plasma pharmacy - physical plasma in pharmaceutical applications.

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    von Woedtke, Th; Haertel, B; Weltmann, K-D; Lindequist, U

    2013-07-01

    During the last years the use of physical plasma for medical applications has grown rapidly. A multitude of findings about plasma-cell and plasma-tissue interactions and its possible use in therapy have been provided. One of the key findings of plasma medical basic research is that several biological effects do not result from direct plasma-cell or plasma-tissue interaction but are mediated by liquids. Above all, it was demonstrated that simple liquids like water or physiological saline, are antimicrobially active after treatment by atmospheric pressure plasma and that these effects are attributable to the generation of different low-molecular reactive species. Besides, it could be shown that plasma treatment leads to the stimulation of specific aspects of cell metabolism and to a transient and reversible increase of diffusion properties of biological barriers. All these results gave rise to think about another new and innovative field of medical plasma application. In contrast to plasma medicine, which means the direct use of plasmas on or in the living organism for direct therapeutic purposes, this field - as a specific field of medical plasma application - is called plasma pharmacy. Based on the present state of knowledge, most promising application fields of plasma pharmacy might be: plasma-based generation of biologically active liquids; plasma-based preparation, optimization, or stabilization of - mainly liquid - pharmaceutical preparations; support of drug transport across biological barriers; plasma-based stimulation of biotechnological processes.

  14. Modelagem dos processos químicos em plasmas de misturas gasosas usadas na corrosão de silício. Parte 2: SF6 / O2 Modeling of the chemical processes in the plasma of gaseous mixtures used in the etching of silicon. Part 2: SF6 / O2

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    1998-02-01

    Full Text Available In this work, a numerical modeling analysis of the gas-phase decomposition of SF6 / O2 mixtures, in the presence of silicon, was performed. The relative importance of individual processes and the effect of the parameters' uncertainties were determined. The model was compared with experimental data for the plasma etching of silicon and with the calculated results for the CF4 / O2 system. In both systems the main etching agent is the fluorine atom and the concentration of the major species depends on the composition of the mixture. The etching rate is greater for SF6 / O2.

  15. INHIBITORY EFFECT OF MELOXICAM ON HUMAN POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTE ADHESION TO HUMAN SYNOVIAL CELL%美洛昔康抑制正常人中性粒细胞与滑膜细胞粘附的作用机理研究(英文)

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    李良成; 侯琦; 郭颖; 程桂芳

    2002-01-01

    目的研究美洛昔康对正常人中性粒细胞(polymorphonuclear leukocyte,PMN)与滑膜细胞(human synovial cell,HSC)粘附的抑制作用及其作用机理.方法用MTT比色法检测PMN与HSC的粘附,分别用Cell-ELISA和RT-PCR法检测粘附分子ICAM-1和VCAM-1的蛋白及基因表达,用EMSA法检测NF-κB的活性.结果美洛昔康可显著的并以剂量依赖的方式抑制TNF-α(50 u·mL-1)和IL-1β(50 u·mL-1)作用12 h诱导的PMN与HSC粘附,其IC50分别为3.38×10-7和3.56×10-6 mol·L-1.进一步研究发现美洛昔康在1×10-6~1×10-5 mol·L-1时还可在蛋白水平及mRNA水平抑制TNF-α(50 u·mL-1)诱导的HSC细胞ICAM-1的表达,但对VCAM-1蛋白及mRNA表达均未见显著影响;同时美洛昔康还可显著抑制50 u·mL-1 TNF-α诱导的NF-κB的活化.结论美洛昔康抑制NF-κB的活化,进而抑制ICAM-1的表达可能是其抑制PMN与HSC粘附的机制之一.%AIM To investigate the effect of meloxicam on human polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) adhesion to human synovial cell (HSC),and to explore its mechanism.METHODS MTT colorimetry was used to determine the adhesion effect of PMN to HSC.Cell-ELISA and RT-PCR methods were used to determine the expression of ICAM-1 and VCAM-1.Nuclear transcription factor-kappa B (NF-κB) was measured by electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) method.RESULTS Meloxicam was found to effectively inhibit TNF-α (50 u·mL-1 for 12 h) and IL-1β (50 u·mL-1 for 12 h)-induced adhesion of PMN to HSC (IC50 3.38×10-7 mol·L-1 and 3.56×10-6 mol·L-1,respectively) in a concentration-dependent manner.ICAM-1 protein and mRNA expression induced by TNF-α (50 u·mL-1) were inhibited by meloxicam at 1×10-6~1×10-5 mol·L-1.The activation of NF-κB was also inhibited by meloxicam at 1×10-6~1×10-5 mol·L-1.CONCLUSION These results suggest that meloxicam inhibit TNF-α stimulated PMN-HSC adhesion and expression of ICAM-1 by suppressing the activity of NF-κB.

  16. Expression of Selected <em>Ginkgo em>>biloba em>Heat Shock Protein Genes After Cold Treatment Could Be Induced by Other Abiotic Stress

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    Feng Xu

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Heat shock proteins (HSPs play various stress-protective roles in plants. In this study, three <em>HSP> genes were isolated from a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH cDNA library of <em>Ginkgo bilobaem> leaves treated with cold stress. Based on the molecular weight, the three genes were designated <em>GbHSP16.8em>, <em>GbHSP17em> and <em>GbHSP70em>. The full length of the three genes were predicted to encode three polypeptide chains containing 149 amino acids (Aa, 152 Aa, and 657 Aa, and their corresponding molecular weights were predicted as follows: 16.67 kDa, 17.39 kDa, and 71.81 kDa respectively. The three genes exhibited distinctive expression patterns in different organs or development stages. <em>GbHSP16.8em> and <em>GbHSP70em> showed high expression levels in leaves and a low level in gynoecia, <em>GbHSP17em> showed a higher transcription in stamens and lower level in fruit. This result indicates that <em>GbHSP16.8em> and <em>GbHSP70 em>may play important roles in <em>Ginkgo> leaf development and photosynthesis, and <em>GbHSP17em> may play a positive role in pollen maturation. All three <em>GbHSPs> were up-regulated under cold stress, whereas extreme heat stress only caused up-regulation of <em>GbHSP70em>, UV-B treatment resulted in up-regulation of <em>GbHSP16.8em> and <em>GbHSP17em>, wounding treatment resulted in up-regulation of <em>GbHSP16.8em> and <em>GbHSP70em>, and abscisic acid (ABA treatment caused up-regulation of <em>GbHSP70em> primarily.

  17. Pesquisando em fontes visuais

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    Proença, Caio Carvalho; FFCH

    2012-01-01

    O presente ensaio pretende demonstrar reflexões sobre os usos da fotografia como fonte. Na primeira parte do ensaio procura-se demonstrar a experiência de um primeiro contato com a fonte visual, em especial a fotografia, para posteriormente entrar em contato com as diferentes formas metodológicas presente na pesquisa desta fonte. Em um segundo momento mostra-se alguns apontamentos sobre o método de pesquisa voltado à fonte visual fotográfica que auxiliam a pesquisa, contemplando a discussão s...

  18. Meteorologia em linha

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    DISPOSITIVO TÉCNICO-PEDAGÓGICO: CURSO DE METEOROLOGIA EM LINHA. Designamos por curso o sistema que resulta da relação entre um conjunto de componentes, dando unidade e identidade ao mesmo, incorporados na plataforma Versal: conjunto de 30 lições em vídeo, recursos complementares, valorização e contextualização do curso, orientação e acompanhamento desenhados e previstos, interação com os utilizadores do curso a partir do momento da sua edição aberta em linha. (https://versal.com/c/1fzwaz/m...

  19. A hipnose em triatletas

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    2005-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia. Esta pesquisa objetivou investigar em atletas de triatlon a percepção das características da visualização da prova de Ironman e os seus componentes psicofisiológicos durante o transe hipnótico. Foram estudados 7 atletas do sexo masculino em 6 sessões de hipnose. Após cada sessão foi feita uma entrevista semi-estruturada e aplicado um questionário...

  20. Osteoartrites em equinos

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    Rocha, Francisco José Martins

    2008-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária A Osteoartrite (OA) é a principal causa de claudicação no cavalo de desporto e lazer, sendo uma afecção que tem grandes repercussões económicas. Este trabalho descreve algumas das características importantes da estrutura articular, bem como da sua fisiologia. Define a OA e todas as estruturas envolvidas no seu processo. Os mecanismos fisiopatológicos põem em evidência os factores de risco em causa e que determinam tod...

  1. Literatura em quadrinhos

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    Ferreira,Tânia Regina

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    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Comunicação e Expressão, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Literatura, Florianópolis, 2015. O objetivo desta tese é fazer o estudo do desfecho do romance de Lima Barreto, Triste fim de Policarpo Quaresma - (centenário de publicação em livro 1915-2015) - adaptado para as quatro versões homônimas em quadrinhos por: Edgar Vasques e Flávio Braga (Desiderata, 2010); Cesar Lobo e Luiz Antonio Aguiar (Ática, 2010); Lailson de Holanda...

  2. Melhores medicamentos em Pediatria

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    Resumo: Existem actualmente muitos medicamentos que são utilizados em crianças sem terem sido suficientemente estudados nas diferentes sub-populações pediátricas, com consequências preocupantes. O reconhecimento deste facto levou à criação de regras específicas na investigação de medicamentos pediátricos nos EUA, já em 1997. De igual forma, o Regulamento de Medicamentos para Uso Pediátrico aprovado em De zembro de 2006 pelo Parlamento Europeu, tem como objectivo a resolução deste problema no ...

  3. Characterization of <em>Erysiphe necatorem>-Responsive Genes in Chinese Wild <em>Vitis> <em>quinquangularis>

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    Xiping Wang

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Powdery mildew (PM, caused by fungus <em>Erysiphe necatorem>, is one of the most devastating diseases of grapevine. To better understand grapevine-PM interaction and provide candidate resources for grapevine breeding, a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH cDNA library was constructed from <em>E. necatorem>-infected leaves of a resistant Chinese wild <em>Vitis quinquangularisem> clone “Shang-24”. A total of 492 high quality expressed sequence tags (ESTs were obtained and assembled into 266 unigenes. Gene ontology (GO analysis indicated that 188 unigenes could be assigned with at least one GO term in the biological process category, and 176 in the molecular function category. Sequence analysis showed that a large number of these genes were homologous to those involved in defense responses. Genes involved in metabolism, photosynthesis, transport and signal transduction were also enriched in the library. Expression analysis of 13 selected genes by qRT-PCR revealed that most were induced more quickly and intensely in the resistant material “Shang-24” than in the sensitive <em>V. pseudoreticulata em>clone “Hunan-1” by<em> E. necatorem> infection. The ESTs reported here provide new clues to understand the disease-resistance mechanism in Chinese wild grapevine species and may enable us to investigate <em>E. necatorem>-responsive genes involved in PM resistance in grapevine germplasm.

  4. Measurement of plasma levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in prostate cancer patients: relationship with clinical stage, Gleason score, prostate volume, and serum prostate-specific antigen Medida da concentração plasmática do fator de crescimento do endotélio vascular em pacientes com câncer prostático: relação com estado clinico, gleason score, volume prostático e PSA sérico

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    José Luis Ferreira Duque

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: This study focused on circulating levels of vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with prostate cancer compared to a normal population. METHODS: We analyzed 26 normal individuals and 80 patients with prostate cancer. Blood was drawn from all subjects, and plasma was extracted to determine the concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor using a quantitative immunoassay technique (ELISA-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: The median plasma level of vascular endothelial growth factor was significantly elevated in patients with metastatic disease compared to patients with localized disease and with healthy controls. Patients with serum prostate-specific antigen > 20 ng/mL had significantly higher levels of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor than patients with serum prostate-specific antigen OBJETIVO: Analisar os níveis circulantes do fator de crescimento do endotélio vascular em pacientes com câncer prostático comparados com uma população de indivíduos eutróficos. MÉTODOS: Vinte e seis indivíduos eutróficos e oitenta pacientes com câncer de próstata foram analisados nesse estudo. A coleta sangüínea foi realizada da mesma maneira em todos os pacientes e o plasma foi extraído para a determinação dos níveis do fator de crescimento do endotélio vascular, utilizando-se o método quantitativo ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTADOS: Os níveis de fator de crescimento do endotélio vascular plasmático encontraram-se significativamente elevados nos pacientes com doença metastática quando comparados com pacientes com doença localizada e com indivíduos sadios. Pacientes com PSA sérico maior que 20 ng/ml apresentaram níveis maiores de fator de crescimento do endotélio vascular plasmático quando comparados com pacientes com PSA menor que 20 ng/ml. Houve uma tendência dos pacientes com escore de Gleason de 8 a 10 apresentarem níveis maiores do fator de crescimento do endot

  5. Avaliação dos efeitos de fontes de fósforo na dieta sobre parâmetros do meio ruminal e eficiência de síntese microbiana, digestibilidade dos nutrientes e fósforo plasmático em bovinos Evaluation of different phosphorus sources in the diet on ruminal parameters, microbial synthesis, nutrient apparent digestibility and plasma phosphorus in cattle

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    Julio Cezar Barreto

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi conduzido com os objetivos de avaliar o efeito de fontes de fósforo em dietas para bovinos em crescimento sobre o coeficiente de digestibilidade parcial e total dos nutrientes, os parâmetros ruminais, a eficiência de síntese microbiana e os níveis plasmáticos de fósforo. Foram utilizados quatro bovinos castrados, raça Holandesa Preto e Branco (280 kg de peso vivo, com cânula ruminal e duodenal, em delineamento quadrado latino 4 × 4, com quatro fontes de fósforo (fosfato bicálcico - BIC; superfosfato triplo - SPT; fosfato monoamônio - MAP; e fosfato de rocha Araxá - FRA. As fontes de fósforo não afetaram a ingestão, o fluxo fecal, as digestibilidades ruminal, duodenal e total de matéria seca, matéria orgânica, proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro e carboidratos não-fibrosos. A absorção de fósforo do fosfato de rocha Araxá foi menor e diferiu da absorção do fosfato bicálcico e do fosfato monoamônio. Os animais que receberam fosfato de rocha Araxá apresentaram maiores ingestão, fluxo fecal, fluxo duodenal, desaparecimento ruminal e desaparecimento fecal de flúor (F. A utilização de fosfato de rocha Araxá resultou em níveis de flúor na dieta superiores aos recomendados para evitar sua toxidez. As fontes de fósforo não alteraram os níveis plasmáticos de fósforo nem a ingestão de nitrogênio, a eficiência de síntese microbiana e a composição das bactérias ruminais. Também não influenciaram o pH ruminal e as concentrações de NH3-ruminal. Estes resultados indicam que é possível o uso do superfosfato triplo e do fosfato monoamônio em substituição ao fosfato bicálcico.This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of different phosphorus sources, in diets of growing cattle, on apparent partial and total nutrient digestibility; ruminal parameters; microbial efficiency synthesis and plasma phosphorus. Four Holstein steers weighting 280 kg and implanted with ruminal and

  6. Synthesis, Reactions and Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activity of Some 4-(<em>p>-Halophenyl-4<em>H>-naphthopyran, Pyranopyrimidine and Pyranotriazolopyrimidine Derivatives

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    Ashraf H. F. Abd El-Wahab

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    Full Text Available A series of naphthopyran derivatives 3a–f were prepared. Reaction of <em>2-em>amino-4-(<em>p>-chlorophenyl-7-methoxy-4<em>H>-naphtho[2,1-<em>b>]pyran-3-carbonitrile (3b with Ac2O afforded two products, 2-acetylamino-7-methoxy-4-(<em>p>-chlorophenyl-4<em>H>-naphtho-[2,1-<em>b>]pyran-3-carbonitrile (4 and 10,11-dihydro-3-methoxy-9-methyl-12-(<em>p>-chloro-phenyl-12<em>H>-naphtho[2,1-<em>b>]pyran[2,3-<em>d>]pyrimidine-11-one (5 and treatment of 3b with benzoyl chloride gave the pyranopyrimidin-11-one derivative 6. While treatment of 3b with formamide afforded 11-amino-3-methoxy-12-(<em>p>-chlorophenyl-12<em>H>-naphtho[2,1-<em>b>]pyrano[2,3-<em>d>]pyrimidine (7. Reaction of 3b with triethyl orthoformate gave the corresponding 2-ethoxymethyleneamino-7-methoxy-4-(<em>p>-chlorophenyl-4<em>H>-naphtho-[2,1-<em>b>]pyran-3-carbonitrile (8. Hydrazinolysis of 8 in EtOH at room temperature yielded 10-amino-10,11-dihydro-11-imino-3-methoxy-12-(<em>p>-chlorophenyl-12<em>H>-naphtho[2,1-b]pyrano-[2,3-d]pyrimidine (9, while aminolysis of 8 with methylamine or dimethylamine gave the corresponding pyranopyrimidine and <em>N,N>-dimethylaminomethylene derivatives 10 and 11. Condensation of 9 with some carboxylic acid derivatives afforded triazolopyrimidine derivatives 12–16, while reaction of 9 with benzaldehyde gave 10-benzalamino-10,11-dihydro-11-imino-3-methoxy-12-(<em>p>-chlorophenyl12<em>H>-naphtho[2,1-<em>b>]pyrano[2,3-<em>d>]pyrimidine (17. The structures of the newly synthesized compounds were confirmed by spectral data. The

  7. International EMS Systems

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    Langhelle, Audun; Lossius, Hans Morten; Silfvast, Tom;

    2004-01-01

    Emergency medicine service (EMS) systems in the five Nordic countries have more similarities than differences. One similarity is the involvement of anaesthesiologists as pre-hospital physicians and their strong participation for all critically ill and injured patients in-hospital. Discrepancies do...... exist, however, especially within the ground and air ambulance service, and the EMS systems face several challenges. Main problems and challenges emphasized by the authors are: (1) Denmark: the dispatch centres are presently not under medical control and are without a national criteria based system....... Access to on-line medical advice of a physician is not available; (2) Finland: the autonomy of the individual municipalities and their responsibility to cover for primary and specialised health care, as well as the EMS, and the lack of supporting or demanding legislation regarding the EMS; (3) Iceland...

  8. Níveis glicêmicos e de colesterol em ratos com Diabetes Mellitus aloxano induzido, tratados com infusão de Bauhinia candicans ou Syzygium Jambolanum Glucose and cholesterol plasma levels in rats with alloxan-induced Diabetes Mellitus treated with infusion of Bauhinia candicans or Syzygium Jambolanum

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    Julio Cesar Mendes Soares

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo verificou a eficiência de infusão de duas plantas usadas na medicina popular, Syzygium jambolanum (Sj e Bauhinia candicans (Bc. Sessenta (60 ratos adultos, machos, da linhagem Wistar, pesando entre 220 e 240g, foram submetidos à indução de Diabetes mellitus insulino dependente (DMID com Aloxano. O estudo foi dividido em dois experimentos. No primeiro, 15 ratos receberam a administração de Aloxano na dosagem de 40mg/kg em dose única e no segundo, 60mg/kg uma vez ao dia, durante três dias, ambos por via intraperitonial. A hiperglicemia foi confirmada no terceiro dia de cada experimento. Após esta confirmação, os animais foram divididos aleatoriamente em três grupos de cinco e quinze animais para o primeiro e segundo experimento, respectivamente. O grupo 1 (C serviu como controle, o grupo 2 (TI recebeu infusão de Sj "ad libitum" como fonte líquida e o grupo 3 (TII recebeu infusão de Bc, por um período de 21 e 40 dias, para o primeiro e segundo experimento, respectivamente. A colheita de sangue foi realizada por punção do plexo venoso retro-orbitário com os animais anestesiados, nos dias 3, 9, 16 e 23 do primeiro experimento e nos dias 3, 16, 24 e 40 do segundo. Após vinte e um dias da fase de tratamento, o grupo TI do primeiro experimento apresentou marcante redução de hiperglicemia (P The present study verified the efficiency of two plants used in folk medicine for the reduction of hyperglycemia in diabetic people. Sixty adult male wistar rats, with body weights ranging from 220 to 240g were treated with Alloxan to induce insulin-dependent Diabetes mellitus (IDDM. Two experiments were performed. In the first, 15 rats were treated with a single dose of alloxan (40mg/kg, i.p.; while in the second experiment animals received 60mg/kg, daily for three days. Three days after the last injection, hyperglycemia was confirmed. Positive animals were allocated into 3 groups of 5 and 15 rats for experiments I and II

  9. Preconceito em disfarce

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    João de Almeida

    2001-02-01

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    0 presente estudo pretende analisar os significados básicos do texto "Preto e Branco", de F. Sabino, valendo-se de alguns modelos teóricos lingüísticos, principalmente de Greimas e de Pottier, em seqüência que vai da estrutura da narrativa e do percurso gerativo de sentido até as relações sêmicas, em especial.

  10. Uso da p-benzoquinona para determinação de proteínas totais em diversas matrizes e amino grupos livres em síntese de peptídeos em fase sólida

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    O presente trabalho apresenta metodologias utilizando a p-benzoquinona (PBQ) para a determinação de proteínas totais em diversas matrizes. As metodologias propostas foram comparadas com os métodos recomendados ou os mais utilizados, conforme o caso. O método aqui proposto, para determinação de proteínas totais em plasma sangüíneo, foi comparado com o método de biureto, mostrando-se adequado e com sensibilidade dez vezes maior que a do biureto. Para a determinação de proteínas totais em divers...

  11. Concentração plasmática de colesterol total e lipoproteína de alta densidade em novilhas mestiças doadoras de embriões tratadas com somatotropina bovina recombinante Total plasma cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein levels in crossbred heifer embryo donors treated with bovine recombinant somatotropin

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    Á.M. Borges

    2001-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do experimento foi o de estudar as concentrações plasmáticas de colesterol total e lipoproteína de alta densidade (HDL em novilhas mestiças tratadas com somatotropina bovina recombinante (rbST. Coletas de sangue foram feitas durante dois ciclos estrais, normal e superovulado, em 26 fêmeas distribuídas em dois tratamentos: T1 = aplicação de 500mg de rbST no terceiro dia do ciclo estral utilizado para a superovulação e T2 = controle. Análises dos metabólitos sangüíneos foram feitas utilizando-se o método enzimático, cujas concentrações médias plasmáticas de colesterol total e de HDL durante o ciclo estral normal não foram diferentes (P>0,05 entre os dois tratamentos: 87,9 e 25,8mg/dl e 85,9 e 26,7mg/dl para T1 e T2, respectivamente. O ciclo estral utilizado para a superovulação foi dividido em três períodos: P1 = do estro à inseminação artificial (0 ao15º dia, P2 = da inseminação artificial até a coleta de embriões (15º ao 21º dia e P3 = da coleta até o final do período experimental (21º ao 27º dia. As concentrações plasmáticas de colesterol total e HDL no P1 não diferiram entre os tratamentos (P>0,05. Em P2 e P3 houve diferença nas concentrações de HDL e colesterol total entre os dois tratamentos: 29,0 e 88,5mg/dl (T1 e 27,1 e 81,8mg/dl (T2 no P2; e 30,4 e 88,0mg/dl (T1 e 26,6 e 80,5mg/dl (T2 no P3, respectivamente (PThe objective of the experiment was to study the total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL levels in crossbred heifers treated with bovine recombinant somatotropina (rbST. Blood samples were collected for two estrous cycles, normal and superovulated, from 26 animals randomly distributed into two treatments: T1 - injected with 500mg rbST on day 3 of estrous cycle and T2 - control. The lipidic metabolite levels were determined by an enzymatic method, and plasma levels of total cholesterol and HDL in normal estrous cycle did not differ (P>0.05 between treatments: 87

  12. <em>In Vitro em>and <em>in em>Vivo> Antitumor Effect of Trachylobane-360, a Diterpene from<em> Xylopia langsdorffianaem>

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    João Carlos Lima Rodrigues Pita

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Trachylobane-360 (<em>ent>-7α-acetoxytrachyloban-18-oic acid was isolated from <em>Xylopia langsdorffianaem>. Studies have shown that it has weak cytotoxic activity against tumor and non-tumor cells. This study investigated the <em>in vitroem>> em>and <em>in vivoem> antitumor effects of trachylobane-360, as well as its cytotoxicity in mouse erythrocytes. In order to evaluate the <em>in vivoem> toxicological aspects related to trachylobane-360 administration, hematological, biochemical and histopathological analyses of the treated animals were performed. The compound exhibited a concentration-dependent effect in inducing hemolysis with HC50 of 273.6 µM, and a moderate <em>in vitroem>> em>concentration-dependent inhibitory effect on the proliferation of sarcoma 180 cells with IC50 values of 150.8 µM and 150.4 µM, evaluated by the trypan blue exclusion test and MTT reduction assay, respectively. The <em>in vivoem> inhibition rates of sarcoma 180 tumor development were 45.60, 71.99 and 80.06% at doses of 12.5 and 25 mg/kg of trachylobane-360 and 25 mg/kg of 5-FU, respectively. Biochemical parameters were not altered. Leukopenia was observed after 5-FU treatment, but this effect was not seen with trachylobane-360 treatment. The histopathological analysis of liver and kidney showed that both organs were mildly affected by trachylobane-360 treatment. Trachylobane-360 showed no immunosuppressive effect. In conclusion, these data reinforce the anticancer potential of this natural diterpene.

  13. Purification, Characterization and Antioxidant Activities <em>in Vitroem>> em>and <em>in Vivoem> of the Polysaccharides from <em>Boletus edulisem> Bull

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    Yijun Fan

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    Full Text Available A water-soluble polysaccharide (BEBP was extracted from <em>Boletus edulis em>Bull using hot water extraction followed by ethanol precipitation. The polysaccharide BEBP was further purified by chromatography on a DEAE-cellulose column, giving three major polysaccharide fractions termed BEBP-1, BEBP-2 and BEBP-3. In the next experiment, the average molecular weight (Mw, IR and monosaccharide compositional analysis of the three polysaccharide fractions were determined. The evaluation of antioxidant activities both <em>in vitroem> and <em>in vivo em>suggested that BEBP-3 had good potential antioxidant activity, and should be explored as a novel potential antioxidant.

  14. Sulla presenza di <em>Sorex antinoriiem>, <em>Neomys anomalusem> (Insectivora, Soricidae e <em>Talpa caecaem> (Insectivora, Talpidae in Umbria

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    A.M. Paci

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Lo scopo del contributo è di fornire un aggiornamento sulla presenza del Toporagno del Vallese <em>Sorex antinoriiem>, del Toporagno acquatico di Miller <em>Neomys anomalusem> e della Talpa cieca <em>Talpa caecaem> in Umbria, dove le specie risultano accertate ormai da qualche anno. A tal fine sono stati rivisitati i reperti collezionati e la bibliografia conosciuta. Toporagno del Vallese: elevato di recente a livello di specie da Brünner et al. (2002, altrimenti considerato sottospecie del Toporagno comune (<em>S. araneus antinorii</