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Swimming activity in zebrafish larvae exposed to veterinary antiparasitic pharmaceuticals.

Veterinary antiparasitic pharmaceuticals have been detected in surface waters and several of these pharmaceuticals act on the nervous system on the target organisms implying that neurological effects also might be of concern in non-target animals such as fish. We tested if exposure to antiparasitic pharmaceuticals affect swimming activity in 6 days old zebrafish larvae. The results revealed that most pharmaceuticals did not cause any effects in swimming activity. However, larvae exposed to 0.58 mg/L doram...


Performance specifications and six sigma theory: Clinical chemistry and industry compared.

Analytical performance specifications are crucial in test development and quality control. Although consensus has been reached on the use of biological variation to derive these specifications, no consensus has been reached which model should be preferred. The Six Sigma concept is widely applied in industry for quality specifications of products and can well be compared with Six Sigma models in clinical chemistry. However, the models for measurement specifications differ considerably between both fields: wh...

Investigating isoindoline, tetrahydroisoquinoline, and tetrahydrobenzazepine scaffolds for their sigma receptor binding properties.

Substituted norbenzomorphans are known to display high affinity and selectivity for the two sigma receptor (σR) subtypes. In order to study the effects of simplifying the structures of these compounds, a scaffold hopping strategy was used to design several novel sets of substituted isoindolines, tetrahydroisoquinolines and tetrahydro-2-benzazepines. The binding affinities of these new compounds for the sigma 1 (σ1R) and sigma 2 (σ2R) receptors were determined, and some analogs were identified that exhibi...


A novel sigma metric encompasses global multi-site performance of 18 assays on the abbott alinity system.

The Abbott Alinity family of chemistry and immunoassay systems recently launched with early adopters contributing imprecision and bias data, which was consolidated to assess the performance of Alinity assays across multiple sites using the Sigma metric. Multi-site Sigma metrics were determined for 3 ion-selective electrodes, 12 photometric assays, and 3 immunoassays across 11 independent laboratory sites in 9 countries.

Chiral pharmaceuticals: Environment sources, potential human health impacts, remediation technologies and future perspective.

Chiral pharmaceuticals (CPs), including non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), β-blockers and some herbicide and pesticides, are widely used in aquaculture, clinical treatment and many other fields. However, people are increasingly concerned about such ubiquitous pollutants, which can frequently be detected in contaminated soil and water. In large part, the significant sources of chiral pharmaceuticals stem from industrial processes, such as the direct discharge of untreated or incompletely treated ...

Assessment of 83 pharmaceuticals in WWTP influent and effluent samples by UHPLC-MS/MS: Hourly variation.

The removal efficiency of pharmaceuticals in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is variable and some of these compounds pass these plants almost intact and others presenting a removal efficiency close to 100%. Their incomplete removal results in a continuous discharge of pharmaceuticals into the environment. To assess the profile of contamination of influents and effluents over a day, a set of 83 pharmaceuticals were evaluated hourly in a WWTP in Leiria, Portugal. The composite samples of the influent and ...

Letter--Incorporating Real-World Evidence and Patient Value Criteria into Value-Based Frameworks for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma.

Orlowski has received research funding from Amgen, BioTheryX, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals; honoraria from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Janssen, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, and Onyx Pharmaceuticals; and is a member of advisory boards for Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Incyte, Kite, Legend Biotech, Sanofi-Aventis, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Performance evaluation of HbA1c measurement systems with sigma metric for 1066 laboratories in China.

This study aimed to evaluate the performance of HbA1c measurement systems quantitatively with sigma metric and promote the quality improvement.

Development of a novel radiobromine-labeled sigma-1 receptor imaging probe.

Sigma-1 receptor is a target for tumor imaging. In a previous study, we synthesized a vesamicol analog, (+)-2-[4-(4-bromophenyl)piperidino]cyclohexanol [(+)-pBrV], with a high affinity for sigma-1 receptor, and synthesized radiobrominated (+)-pBrV. This radiobrominated (+)-pBrV showed high tumor uptake in tumor-bearing mice; however, radioactivity accumulation in normal tissues, such as the liver, was high. We assumed that the accumulation of (+)-pBrV in the non-target tissues was partially derived from its...

Post-production handling and administration of protein pharmaceuticals and potential instability issues.

The safety and efficacy of protein pharmaceuticals depend not only on biological activity, but also on purity levels. Impurities may be process related due to limitations in manufacturing, or product related caused by protein degradation occurring throughout the life history of a product. Although the pharmaceutical biotechnology industry has made great progress in improving bulk and drug product manufacturing as well as company-controlled storage and transportation conditions to minimize the level of degra...

Effects of pharmaceuticals on microbial communities and activity of soil enzymes in mesocosm-scale constructed wetlands.

Cyperus alternifolius based mesocosm-scale constructed wetland was employed to remove pharmaceuticals. We investigated the microbial community composition using phosphor lipid fatty acids (PFLAs) analysis and substrate enzyme activity during long-term exposure to pharmaceuticals in mesocosm-scale constructed wetlands. The results showed that there was no visible inhibition effect of pharmaceuticals on CW substrate enzymes activities in the experimental range (0-500 μg/L). Microbial communities, as reveal...

Long story short: an introduction to the short-term and long-term Six Sigma quality and its importance in the laboratory medicine for the management of extra-analytical processes.

There is a compelling need for quality tools that enable effective control of the extra-analytical phase. In this regard, Six Sigma seems to offer a valid methodological and conceptual opportunity, and in recent times, the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine has adopted it for indicating the performance requirements for non-analytical laboratory processes. However, the Six Sigma implies a distinction between short-term and long-term quality that is based on the dynamics of...

Impact of Pharmaceuticals on the Environment: Risk Assessment Using QSAR Modeling Approach.

An extensive use of pharmaceuticals and the widespread practices of their erroneous disposal measures have made these products contaminants of emerging concern (CEC). Especially, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are ubiquitously detected in surface water and soil, mainly in the aquatic compartment, where they do affect the living systems. Unfortunately, there is a huge gap in the availability of ecotoxicological data on pharmaceuticals' environmental behavior and ecotoxicity which force EMEA (Europe...

Implementation of a Hip Fracture Care Pathway Using Lean Six Sigma Methodology in a Level I Trauma Center.

The application of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology with regard to hip fracture care remains unexamined. The aim of this study is to illustrate the application of LSS principles in the implementation of a hip fracture integrated care pathway (ICP).

GST transcriptional changes induced by a toxic Microcystis aeruginosa strain in two bivalve species during exposure and recovery phases.

Previous studies have demonstrated the modulation of glutathione transferases (GSTs) induced by microcystin (MC) alone or in combination with other cyanobacterial secondary metabolites in bivalves. However, interspecies information about which and how GST isoforms are affected by these secondary metabolites is still scarce, especially considering the dynamic process involving their uptake and elimination routes. In this context, the role of GSTs gene expression changes in response to a toxic Microcystis aer...

Characterizing the removal routes of seven pharmaceuticals in the activated sludge process.

The removal routes of pharmaceuticals especially biodegradation routes in the activated sludge process are still unclear. Some studies indicated pharmaceuticals were mainly removed via nitrification process (autotrophic biodegradation), while others suggested pharmaceuticals were mainly removed via COD degradation process (heterotrophic biodegradation). These unclear problems limited the improvements of pharmaceuticals removal. In this study, in order to elucidate three biodegradation routes (nitrification,...

From Oxiranes to Oligomers: Architectures of US FDA Approved Pharmaceuticals Containing Oxygen Heterocycles.

Oxygen heterocycles are the second most common type of heterocycles that appear as structural components of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pharmaceuticals. Analysis of our database of drugs approved through 2017, reveals 311 distinct pharmaceuticals containing at least one oxygen heterocycle. Most prevalent among these are pyranoses, with furanoses, macrolactones, morpholines, and dioxolanes rounding out the top five. The main body of this perspective is organized according to ring-size, com...

May a sigma-1 antagonist improve neuropathic signs induced by cisplatin and vincristine in rats?

The antineoplastic drugs cisplatin and vincristine induce peripheral neuropathies. The sigma-1 receptor (σ1R) is expressed in areas of pain control and its blockade with the novel selective antagonist MR-309 has shown efficacy in nociceptive and neuropathic pain models. Our goal was to test whether this compound reduces neuropathic signs provoked by these antitumoural drugs.

Fixed-bearing versus high-flexion RP total knee arthroplasty (TKA): midterm results of a randomized controlled trial.

We compared the midterm results after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using PFC Sigma RP-F mobile model with PFC Sigma PS fixed model.

iDeLog: Iterative Dual Spatial and Kinematic Extraction of Sigma-Lognormal Parameters.

The Kinematic Theory of rapid movements and its associated Sigma-Lognormal model have been extensively used in a large variety of applications. While the physical and biological meaning of the model have been widely tested and validated for rapid movements, some shortcomings have been detected when it is used with continuous long and complex movements. To alleviate such drawbacks, and inspired by the motor equivalence theory and a conceivable visual feedback, this paper proposes a novel framework to extract...

Planar Pentacoordinate Versus Tetracoordinate Carbons in Ternary CBe4Li4 and CBe4Li4(2-) Clusters.

Planar hypercoordinate carbon molecules are exotic species, for which the 18-electron counting has been considered a rule. We report herein computational evidence of perfectly planar C2v CBe4Li4 (1) and D4h CBe4Li4(2-) (3) clusters. These ternary species contain 16 and 18 electrons, respectively. The dianion is highly symmetric with a planar tetracoordinate carbon (ptC), whereas the neutral features a planar pentacoordinate carbon (ppC). Thus charge-state alters the coordination environments of a cluster. C...

New toxicogenetic insights and ranking of the selected pharmaceuticals belong to the three different classes: A toxicity estimation to confirmation approach.

Tetracycline hydrochloride (TH), indomethacin (IM), and bezafibrate (BF) belong to the three different important classes of pharmaceuticals, which are well known for their toxicity and environmental concerns. However, studies are still elusive to highlight the mechanistic toxicity of these pharmaceuticals and rank them using both, the toxicity prediction and confirmation approaches. Therefore, we employed the next generation toxicity testing in 21st century (TOX21) tools and estimated the in vitro/vivo toxi...

Sigma factor-mediated tuning of bacterial cell-free synthetic genetic oscillators.

Cell-free transcription-translation provides a simplified prototyping environment to rapidly design and study synthetic networks. Despite the presence of a well characterised toolbox of genetic elements, examples of genetic networks that exhibit complex temporal behaviour are scarce. Here, we present a genetic oscillator implemented in an E.coli based cell-free system under steady-state conditions using microfluidic flow reactors. The oscillator has an activator-repressor motif which utilizes the native tra...

Point of Care 2.0: Coagulation Monitoring Using Rotem® Sigma and Teg® 6S.

New-generation methods for point of care based coagulation monitoring enable fully automated viscoelastic analyses for the assessment of particular parts of hemostasis. Contrary to the measuring techniques of former models, the viscoelastic ROTEM sigma and TEG 6s analyses are performed in single-use test cartridges without time- and personnel-intensive pre-analytical procedures. This review highlights methodical strengths and limitations of the devices and meets concerns associated with their integration in...

The quantification of pharmaceutical related biological activity in effluents from wastewater treatment plants in UK and Japan.

Whilst pharmaceuticals are now routinely detected in aquatic environments, we know little of the biological activity their presence might provoke. It is estimated that nearly 40% of all marketed pharmaceuticals are G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)-acting pharmaceuticals. Here, we applied an in vitro assay, called the TGFα shedding assay, to measure the biological activities of GPCRs-acting pharmaceuticals present in effluents from municipal wastewater treatment plants in the United Kingdom (UK) and Japa...


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