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A multimodal approach to management of suspected neuropathic pain in a prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus).

2017-06-02

AZT treatment for 240 days in rats induces a modest increase in SBP, hypertrophy of the interventricular septum and modified vascular smooth muscle responsiveness. The role of mitochondria in these AZT-induced cardiovascular alterations remains to be established.

Managing chronic heart failure patient in chronic kidney disease.

2017-06-02

The enhanced Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances in circulation of tumor-bearing animals was accompanied by a significant decrease in the levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, reduced glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase. Administration of TaBet (500 mg/kg body weight) significantly suppressed DMBA-induced hamster buccal pouch carcinomas, decreased lipid peroxidation and enhanced the levels of antioxidants.

Mechanisms of chorioamnionitis-associated preterm birth: interleukin-1β inhibits progesterone receptor expression in decidual cells.

2017-06-02

1 Reactive oxygen species have been demonstrated to play a critical role in post-ischaemic tissue injury. The present experiment was designed to evaluate the effects of SB 211475, a hydroxylated metabolite of the new beta-adrenoceptor antagonist, carvedilol, on rat splanchnic ischaemia (SI, 60 min) and reperfusion(R)-induced shock and tissue injury. 2 Administration of SB 211475 two min before R attenuated SI/R injury in a dose-dependent manner. At doses of 0.5 mg kg(-1) and 1.0 mg kg(-1), SB 211475 exerted significant anti-shock and endothelial protective effects, characterized by prolonged survival times, increased survival rates, attenuated increases in tissue myeloperoxidase activity and haematocrits, and preserved endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation. 3 Administration of 1 mg kg(-1) carvedilol attenuated shock-induced tissue injury and endothelial dysfunction. However, administration of 0.5 mg kg(-1) carvedilol had no protective effects on post-ischaemic tissue injury. 4 Previous studies have shown that SB 211475 has virtually no beta-blocking activity but possesses more potent antioxidant activity than carvedilol. In the present study, SB 211475 exerted more potent protective effects than the parent compound, suggesting that this metabolite of carvedilol is superior to carvedilol with regard to its protection against post-ischaemia tissue injury.

[Superiority of pantoprazole over ranitidine in the treatment of duodenal ulcer. Mexican clinical experience. Mexican Study Group of Pantoprazole++ in Duodenal Ulcer].

2017-06-02

I. A 59-year-old Caucasian male, hypertensive CKD III, serum creatinine (SCr) 1.42 mg/dL, developed accelerated oliguric AKI after elective right nephrectomy. Outpatient medications included Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide and Nabumetone (NSAID). SCr rapidly more than doubled with metabolic acidosis and hyperkalemia within 24 hours, peaking at 4.02 mg/dL. 'Triple whammy' medications were promptly stopped and the hypotension was corrected. SCr was 1.64 mg/dL and stable, after three months. II. A 46-year-old Caucasian male, hypertensive CKD II, SCr 1.21 mg/dL, developed accelerated AKI after elective right hip arthroplasty. Outpatient medications included Lisinopril and Hydrochlorothiazide. Celecoxib (200 mg) was given pre-operatively. Within 36 hours, SCr rapidly more than doubled to 2.58 mg/dL, with metabolic acidosis. 'Triple whammy' medications were promptly stopped and the hypotension was corrected. SCr was 0.99 mg/dL, and stable, after one month.

Chloramphenicol-induced mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with decreased transferrin receptor expression and ferritin synthesis in K562 cells and is unrelated to IRE-IRP interactions.

2017-06-02

For inclusion, subjects aged 6 to 17 years were required to have an average systolic blood pressure (SBP) or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) above the 95th percentile at the last of three visits during 2 weeks of single-blind placebo screening. Early study termination was defined as early termination for any reason. Screening termination was defined as normalization of blood pressure (BP) during the placebo screening phase.