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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 119(4): e360-e363, agosto 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1281901

ABSTRACT

La infección por virus de la hepatitis C en pediatría se produce principalmente por transmisión vertical. La historia natural en niños consiste en alta tasa de eliminación espontánea, infección asintomática o cambios histológicos mínimos. Las complicaciones suelen observarse en la adolescencia o en la edad adulta. El tratamiento clásico con interferón pegilado y ribavirina presenta efectos adversos, es de duración prolongada y logra una respuesta virológica sostenida (RVS) en el 50 % de los pacientes con infección por genotipo 1. Los nuevos antivirales de acción directa se encuentran disponibles para su indicación a partir de los 12 años, con excelente tolerancia y alta tasa de RVS. Se sugiere conducta terapéutica expectante en pacientes asintomáticos hasta acceder a la medicación. Reportamos el caso de un adolescente con hepatitis C crónica sin cirrosis que recibió tratamiento durante 12 semanas con ledipasvir/sofosbuvir y se logró una RVS.


Hepatitis C virus infection in children occurs mainly through vertical transmission. The natural history at this age consists in a high rate of spontaneous clearance, asymptomatic infection, or minimal histological changes. Disease complications are commonly seen in adolescence or adulthood. The classic treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin presents adverse effects, prolonged duration and achieves sustained viral response (SVR) in 50 % of patients with genotype 1 infection (the most frequent). New direct-acting antiviral treatments have been available in recent years for their indication from 12 years of age with excellent tolerance and a high SVR rate. Expectant therapeutic behavior is suggested in asymptomatic patients until they can access to them. We report the case of an adolescent with chronic hepatitis C without cirrhosis who received 12 weeks treatment with ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, achieving SVR.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adolescent , Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use , Benzimidazoles/therapeutic use , Hepatitis C, Chronic/drug therapy , Fluorenes/therapeutic use , Sofosbuvir/therapeutic use , Sustained Virologic Response
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20190155, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1092219

ABSTRACT

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Benzimidazoles are commonly used for the control of veterinary nematodes. Resistance to benzimidazoles has been associated with three single nucleotide polymorphisms in the β-tubulin gene of common nematodes. However, these mutations are infrequent in the genus Ascaris spp. METHODS: In order to determine mutations associated with benzimidazole resistance in Ascaris suum, worms were collected from slaughtered pigs and a partial region of the β-tubulin gene was sequenced. RESULTS: All parasites showed the wildtype genotype for codons 167, 198, and 200 of the β-tubulin gene. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report of genetic sequences associated with benzimidazole resistance in A. suum.


Subject(s)
Animals , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Drug Resistance/genetics , Ascaris suum/drug effects , Ascaris suum/genetics , Mutation , Swine , Tubulin/pharmacology , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Genotype
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 63: e20190364, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1132221

ABSTRACT

Abstract Chronic inflammation is a common indication of several diseases, e.g. asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), atherosclerosis, etc. Benzimidazole derivatives are preferable compounds to design new analgesic and anti-inflammatory substances due to their unique biological features. We aimed to investigate the effect of a newly synthesized benzimidazole derivative, ORT-83, on A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cell line. ORT-83 was synthesized, and a non-cytotoxic concentration of ORT-83 on A549 cells was detected with MTT assay. To analyze the anti-inflammatory effect of ORT-83, an inflammatory cell culture model was established by stimulating A549 cell line with IL1-β (10 ng/ml). After 2 hours of treatment with IL1-β to induce inflammation, A549 cells were exposed to ORT-83 (0.78 µg/ml) for 24 hours. Thereafter gene expression analyses were performed with qRT-PCR. We found that ORT-83 significantly suppressed the gene expression levels of the proinflammatory cytokines; IL-6, NFkB, and TNF-α. However, the increased levels of IL-10 (2.8 folds) by IL-1β induction did not change after ORT-83 and/or dexamethasone (Dex: positive control) treatments. While Dex; a COX-2 inhibitor, reduced the COX-2 expression level in inflammatory cells from 10.03 folds to 0.71 folds, ORT-83 reduced its level to 4.37 folds. iNOS expression levels did not change in any experimental groups. In conclusion, we showed that ORT-83 exerted its anti-inflammatory effects by repressing the gene expression of proinflammatory cytokines in the inflammation-induced A549 cell line. Although ORT-83 had a weaker COX-2 inhibitory effect compared to Dex, it was shown to be still a strong anti-inflammatory compound.


Subject(s)
Humans , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Drugs, Investigational , Analgesics/pharmacology , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Cell Survival/drug effects , Toxicity Tests , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , A549 Cells
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(2): 515-521, June 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1002253

ABSTRACT

SUMMARY: Reproductive dysfunction is a complication for many diseases and toxins. Its early diagnosis and treatment are immensely important. Here the morphological histoarchitecture changes in early testicular and cauda toxicity before and after treatment with angiotensin receptor blockers were evaluated. Low-grade testicular damage was induced using thioacetamide (TAA, 50 mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for two weeks in rats. The rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 8) treated daily orally for three weeks as follows: Normal control (distilled water), TAA (positive control), TAA+candesartan (0.2 mg/kg) and TAA+losartan (7.5 mg/kg). Serum testosterone and testicular malondialdehyde and glutathione were measured. The changes in histoarchitecture of testis and cauda epididymis were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin for general structure, Masson's trichrome for collagen, periodic acid Schiff for basement membrane, and caspase-3 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) for immunohistochemical analysis. The TAA-rats showed decreases of serum testosterone and testicular glutathione, increases in testicular malondialdehyde, degenerative changes and apoptosis in germ cells, thickening of tubular basal lamina and increases in expression of caspase 3, and decreases in expression of PCNA. The ARBs (candesartan and losartan) significantly reversed these changes with non-significant differences in-between. Treatment with ARBs (candesartan and losartan) significantly reversed TAA-induced low-grade testicular and cauda toxicity in rats. This could be potentially useful for early treatment of male patients with occupational toxicant-induced reproductive dysfunction especially if they are using ARBs for other comorbidities.


RESUMEN: La disfunción reproductiva es una complicación por muchas enfermedades y toxinas. Su diagnóstico y tratamiento tempranos son inmensamente importantes. Aquí se evaluaron los cambios morfológicos en la histoarquitectura en la toxicidad precoz testicular y cauda antes y después del tratamiento con bloqueadores de receptores de angiotensina. Se indujo daño testicular de bajo grado usando tioacetamida (TAA, 50 mg / kg / día) por vía intraperitoneal durante dos semanas en ratas. Las ratas se dividieron aleatoriamente en cuatro grupos (n = 8) tratados diariamente por vía oral durante tres semanas de la siguiente manera: control normal (agua destilada), TAA (control positivo), TAA + candesartan (0,2 mg / kg) y TAA + losartán (7,5 mg / kg). Se midieron la testosterona sérica, el malondialdehído testicular y el glutatión. Los cambios en la histoarquitectura de los testículos y la epidermis de la cauda se evaluaron mediante Hematoxilina y Eosina para determinar la estructura general, con tricrómicro de Masson para el colágeno, ácido periódico de Schiff para la membrana basal y la caspasa-3 y el antígeno nuclear de células proliferantes (PCNA) para análisis inmunohistoquímico. Las ratas TAA mostraron disminución de la testosterona sérica y glutatión testicular, aumentos en el malondialdehído testicular, cambios degenerativos y apoptosis en células germinales, engrosamiento de la lámina basal tubular y aumentos en la expresión de la caspasa 3, y disminución en la expresión de PCNA. Los ARB (candesartán y losartán) revirtieron significativamente estos cambios con diferencias no significativas en el medio. El tratamiento con BRA (candesartán y losartán) revirtió significativamente la toxicidad testicular y cauda inducida por TAA en ratas. Esto podría ser potencialmente útil para el tratamiento temprano de pacientes con disfunción reproductiva inducida por tóxicos ocupacionales, especialmente si están usando BRA para otras comorbilidades.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Testis/drug effects , Thioacetamide/toxicity , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Losartan/pharmacology , Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers/pharmacology , Testis/pathology , Testosterone/analysis , Tetrazoles/pharmacology , Immunohistochemistry , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen/metabolism , Caspase 3/metabolism , Glutathione/analysis , Malondialdehyde/analysis
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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 55: e17776, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039048

ABSTRACT

Albendazole and fenbendazole are imidazole derivatives that exhibit broad spectrum activity against parasites, but the low solubility of these drugs considerably reduces their effectiveness. Complexation of albendazole and fenbendazole with cyclodextrins (ß-cyclodextrin and hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin) in both water and an aqueous solution of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP-k30) was studied to determine if it could increase the solubility and dissolution rate of the drugs. In an aqueous solution, ß-cyclodextrin increased the solubility of albendazole from 0.4188 to ~93.47 µg mL-1 (223×), and of fenbendazole from 0.1054 to 45.56 µg mL-1 (432×); hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin, on the other hand, increased solubility to ~443.06 µg mL-1 (1058×) for albendazole and ~159.36 µg mL-1 (1512×) for fenbendazole. The combination of hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin and polyvinylpyrrolidone enabled a solubility increase of 1412× (~591.22 µg mL-1) for albendazole and 1373× (~144.66 µg mL-1) for fenbendazole. The dissolution rate of the drugs was significantly increased in binary and ternary systems, with hydroxypropyl-ß-cyclodextrin proving to be more effective. The presence of the water-soluble PVP-k30 increased the dissolution rate and amorphization of the complexes. Analysis of the changes in displacement and the profile of the cyclodextrin bands in the 1H NMR spectra revealed a molecular interaction and pointed to an effective complexation in the drug/cyclodextrin systems. Monomeric forms and nanoclusters of cyclodextrins were observed in the drug/cyclodextrin systems, suggesting that the increase in solubility of the drugs in the presence of cyclodextrins should not be attributed only to the formation of inclusion complexes, but also to the formation of cyclodextrin aggregates


Subject(s)
Benzimidazoles/administration & dosage , Cyclodextrins/pharmacokinetics , Dissolution/classification , Solubility , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Albendazole/analysis , Fenbendazole/analysis , Antiparasitic Agents/analysis
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-741387

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: More than 70% of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) are inoperable. Thus, long-term, or even life-long, pharmacological treatment with benzimidazoles is necessary. For effective treatment, it is of great importance to employ imaging techniques to detect and monitor the non-resectable parasitic viability. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in assessing the viability of HAE in comparison to 18-fluoro-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography, combined with computed tomography (PET/CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Positron emission tomography, computed tomography and DWI (b-values: 0, 800 s/mm2) were retrospectively analysed in eight patients with clinically-verified HAE to, generate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map. The activity of HAE lesions in both techniques were determined independently by two radiologists according to the following standard: (+), marked focally or perilesionally increased FDG uptake/high signal intensity; (−), a hepatic defect without FDG uptake/no high signal intensity. Every lesion's maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)) on the PET/CT images and mean ADC values on the parametric ADC maps were measured respectively. Results of PET/CT and DWI were compared on a per-lesion-basis. Pearson's correlation coefficient was assessed for statistical analysis. RESULTS: A total of 14 HAE lesions were detected. Eight lesions (diameter 3–15 cm) showed perilesional hyper-signal intensity on DWI. This was visualised on PET/CT as increased FDG uptake. They mainly existed in the lesion's border with normal liver parenchyma. Five lesions (diameter < 2 cm) were detected as nodular hyperintensity on DWI and a ‘hot spot’ on PET/CT in the same distribution. One patient, who had received oral drug therapy for three years showed significantly decreased perilesional hyperintensity on the DWI and a hepatic defect without any FDG uptake on PET/CT. Pearson's correlation coefficient indicated a significant inverse correlation of the ADC and the SUV(max) (r = −0.67, p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Diffusion-weighted imaging is capable of offering information on visually detecting the HAE lesions' viability and may be useful for routine application in the initial diagnosis of HAE.


Subject(s)
Benzimidazoles , Diagnosis , Diffusion , Drug Therapy , Echinococcosis , Echinococcosis, Hepatic , Electrons , Humans , Liver , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Parasites , Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography , Positron-Emission Tomography , Retrospective Studies
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 51(2): e6929, 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-889031

ABSTRACT

Two new Mg(II)-based and Zn(II)-based coordination polymers, {[Mg3(BTB)(DMA)4](DMA)2}n (1, H3BTB=1,3,5-benzenetrisbenzoic acid, DMA=N,N-dimethylacetamide) and {(H2NMe2)2[Zn3(BTB)2(OH)(Im)](DMF)9(MeOH)7}n (2, Im=imidazole, DMF=N,N-dimethylformamide), have been successfully synthesized and structurally characterized under solvothermal conditions. 1 contains a linear [Mg3(COO)6] cluster that connected by the fully deprotonated BTB3- ligands to give a kgd-type 2D bilayer structure; 2 represents a microporous 3D pillar-layered system based on the binuclear Zn units and pillared Im ligands, which shows a (3,5)-connected hms topological net. In addition, in vitro anticancer activities of compounds 1 and 2 on 4 human liver cancer cells (HB611, HHCC, BEL-7405 and SMMC-7721) were determined.


Subject(s)
Humans , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Metal-Organic Frameworks/pharmacology , Liver Neoplasms/drug therapy , Antineoplastic Agents/pharmacology , Zinc/chemistry , Benzimidazoles/chemical synthesis , Molecular Structure , Cell Line, Tumor , Metal-Organic Frameworks/chemical synthesis , Ligands , Liver Neoplasms/pathology , Magnesium/chemistry , Antineoplastic Agents/chemical synthesis
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J. bras. nefrol ; 39(2): 108-118, Apr.-June 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-893744

ABSTRACT

Abstract Introduction: It is still unknown how the pharmacological inhibition of the Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) impacts the levels of inflammation and fibrosis biomarkers. Objective: This study sought to evaluate the effect of enalapril, candesartan and aliskiren on urinary levels of cytokines in a model of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Methods: Male Wistar rats were submitted to surgical removal of ¾ of renal parenchyma to induce CKD (¾ nephrectomy), or subjected to sham surgery (control). Animals were then randomized into five groups: Sham surgery receiving vehicle; ¾ Nephrectomy receiving vehicle; ¾ Nephrectomy receiving enalapril (10 mg/kg); ¾ Nephrectomy receiving candesartan (10 mg/kg) and ¾ Nephrectomy receiving aliskiren (10 mg/kg). Urine output, water intake, mean arterial pressure (MAP) and urinary concentrations of creatinine, urea, albuminuria, Na+, K+, interleukin (IL) -1β, IL-6, IL-10 and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) were measured. Results: Nephrectomy significantly impaired renal function, increased MAP and altered the levels of all evaluated cytokines in urine. Enalapril, candesartan and aliskiren improved renal function and decreased MAP and IL-6 when compared to vehicle-treated nephrectomized group. Candesartan and aliskiren decreased IL-1β, while only candesartan reduced TGF-β and only aliskiren increased IL-10. Conclusion: Enalapril, candesartan and aliskiren presented similar effects on improving renal function and reducing MAP and urinary levels of IL-6 in rats with CKD. On the other hand, cytokine profile differed according to the treatment, suggesting that differential mechanisms were triggered in response to the site of RAS blockade.


Resumo Introdução: Ainda não se sabe como a inibição farmacológica do Sistema Renina Angiotensina (SRA) afeta os níveis de biomarcadores de inflamação e fibrose. Objetivo: Este estudo pretendeu avaliar o efeito de enalapril, candesartan e alisquireno sobre os níveis urinários de citocinas em um modelo de doença renal crônica (DRC). Métodos: Ratos Wistar machos foram submetidos à remoção cirúrgica de ¾ do parênquima renal para induzir DRC (nefrectomia), ou submetidos à cirurgia fictícia (controle). Animais foram então randomizados em cinco grupos: Cirurgia fictícia recebendo veículo; Nefrectomia recebendo veículo; Nefrectomia recebendo enalapril (10 mg/kg); Nefrectomia recebendo candesartan (10 mg/kg) e Nefrectomia recebendo alisquireno (10 mg/kg). Débito urinário, ingesta hídrica, pressão arterial media (PAM) e concentrações urinárias de creatinina, ureia, albumina, Na+, K+, interleucina (IL) -1β, IL-6, IL-10 e fator de transformação e crescimento beta (TGF-β) foram medidas. Resultados: A nefrectomia comprometeu significativamente a função renal, aumentou a PAM e alterou os níveis de todas as citocinas avaliadas na urina. Enalapril, candesartan e alisquireno melhoraram a função renal e diminuíram a PAM e a IL-6 quando comparado aos grupo de animais nefrectomizados tratados com veículo. Candesartan e alisquireno reduziram IL-1β, enquanto somente candesartan diminuiu o TGF-β e somente alisquireno aumentou a IL-10. Conclusão: Enalapril, candesartan e alisquireno apresentaram efeitos similares em relação à melhora da função renal e redução da PAM e dos níveis urinários de IL-6 em ratos com DRC. Por outro lado, o perfil de citocinas diferiu de acordo com o tratamento, sugerindo que diferentes mecanismos sejam desencadeados em resposta ao local de bloqueio do SRA.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/pharmacology , Enalapril/pharmacology , Cytokines/urine , Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers/pharmacology , Amides/pharmacology , Renin-Angiotensin System/drug effects , Tetrazoles/pharmacology , Random Allocation , Rats, Wistar , Fumarates/pharmacology , Nephrectomy
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Ann. hepatol ; 16(2): 188-197, Mar.-Apr. 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-887222

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Background and aim. The combination of Sofosbuvir (SOF) and Ledipasvir (LDV) has been lead to considerable enhancement of treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection. A meta-analysis of the currently available studies was undertaken with the aim to evaluate the antiviral efficacy of SOF/LDV therapy for 12 or 24 weeks with or without Ribavirin (RBV) in patients with HCV genotype 1 infection. Material and methods. In this meta-analysis, we searched databases including PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct and Web of Science using appropriate keywords. All papers which evaluated the efficacy of combination therapy of SOF/LDV with or without RBV for 12 or 24 weeks among patients with HCV genotype 1 infection were included. Results. The 20 published articles were assessed for eligibility and finally 10 articles pooling 2248 participants were included in this meta-analysis. Pooled SVR12 for four SOF/LDV regimens were 95% (95%CI = 93%-97%) for 12 weeks of treatment with SOF/LDV, 97% (95%CI = 95%-98%) for 24 weeks of treatment with SOF/LDV, 96% (95%CI = 94%-97%) for 12 weeks of treatment with SOF/ LDV/RBV and 98% (95%CI = 97%-99%) for 24 weeks of treatment with SOF/LDV/RBV. Only in treatment regimen of SOF/LDV for 12 weeks, cirrhosis had a significant effect on the SVR12 (OR = 0.21, 95%CI = 0.07-0.66). Furthermore, NS5A resistance-associated substitutions at baseline were associated with decrease in the rate of SVR (OR = 0.31, 95%CI = 0.2-0.5). Conclusions. The Interferon-free regimen of SOF/LDV for 12 or 24 weeks with or without RBV is highly effective for treatment of patients with HCV genotype 1 infection.


Subject(s)
Humans , Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use , Benzimidazoles/therapeutic use , Hepatitis C/drug therapy , Hepacivirus/drug effects , Fluorenes/therapeutic use , Sofosbuvir/therapeutic use , Antiviral Agents/adverse effects , Ribavirin/therapeutic use , Time Factors , Benzimidazoles/adverse effects , Chi-Square Distribution , Odds Ratio , Treatment Outcome , Hepatitis C/diagnosis , Hepatitis C/virology , Hepacivirus/genetics , Drug Therapy, Combination , Fluorenes/adverse effects , Sofosbuvir/adverse effects , Sustained Virologic Response , Genotype
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 50(11): e6665, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-888944

ABSTRACT

Minimal hepatic encephalopathy is more common than the acute syndrome. Losartan, the first angiotensin-II receptor blocker (ARB), and candesartan, another widely-used ARB, have protected against developing fibrogenesis, but there is no clear data about their curative antifibrotic effects. The current study was designed to examine their effects in an already-established model of hepatic fibrosis and also their effects on the associated motor dysfunction. Low-grade chronic liver failure (CLF) was induced in 3-month old Sprague-Dawley male rats using thioacetamide (TAA, 50 mg·kg−1·day−1) intraperitoneally for 2 weeks. The TAA-CLF rats were randomly divided into five groups (n=8) treated orally for 14 days (mg·kg−1·day−1) as follows: TAA (distilled water), losartan (5 and 10 mg/kg), and candesartan (0.1 and 0.3 mg/kg). Rats were tested for rotarod and open-field tests. Serum and hepatic biochemical markers, and hepatic histopathological changes were evaluated by H&E and Masson's staining. The TAA-CLF rats showed significant increases of hepatic malondialdehyde, hepatic expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and serum ammonia, alanine aminotransferase, γ-glutamyl transferase, TNF-α, and malondialdehyde levels as well as significant decreases of hepatic and serum glutathione levels. All treatments significantly reversed these changes. The histopathological changes were moderate in losartan-5 and candesartan-0.1 groups and mild in losartan-10 and candesartan-0.3 groups. Only candesartan significantly improved TAA-induced motor dysfunction. In conclusion, therapeutic antifibrotic effects of losartan and candesartan in thioacetamide-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats are possibly through angiotensin-II receptor blocking, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. Improved motor dysfunction by candesartan could be attributed to better brain penetration and slower "off-rate" from angiotensin-II receptors. Clinical trials are recommended.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers/therapeutic use , Benzimidazoles/therapeutic use , End Stage Liver Disease/complications , Losartan/therapeutic use , Motor Disorders/drug therapy , Tetrazoles/therapeutic use , Alanine Transaminase/blood , Ammonia/blood , Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers/pharmacology , Benzimidazoles/pharmacology , Disease Models, Animal , End Stage Liver Disease/pathology , End Stage Liver Disease/physiopathology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , gamma-Glutamyltransferase/blood , Glutathione/analysis , Liver Cirrhosis/complications , Liver Cirrhosis/pathology , Liver Cirrhosis/physiopathology , Liver/drug effects , Liver/pathology , Locomotion/physiology , Losartan/pharmacology , Malondialdehyde/analysis , Motor Disorders/etiology , Motor Disorders/physiopathology , Random Allocation , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Reproducibility of Results , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Tetrazoles/pharmacology , Thioacetamide , Treatment Outcome , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/blood
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Rev. Hosp. Ital. B. Aires (2004) ; 36(1): 19-28, mar. 2016. graf, ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1147777

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Cuando hablamos de sexualidad humana debemos saber que estamos hablando de una compleja y cambiante interacción de factores biológicos y socioemocionales altamente influenciables por la familia, la religión y los patrones culturales. Esto se ve en los hombres y en las mujeres, especialmente en las mujeres. La sexualidad es un concepto intuitivo que cuesta definir. Según la Organización Mundial de la Salud, se define salud sexual como "un estado de bienestar físico, emocional, mental y social relacionado con la sexualidad, la cual no es solamente la ausencia de enfermedad, disfunción o incapacidad". Es una definición que tiene en cuenta varios conceptos, muy importantes todos ellos. La respuesta sexual consiste en una serie de cambios neurofisiológicos, hemodinámicos y hormonales que involucran al conjunto del organismo. Si bien es similar en ambos sexos, en las mujeres no siempre el inicio y la progresión se correlacionan en forma sistemática o lineal como en los hombres. Y de ese intrigante devenir de la respuesta sexual femenina surge la dificultad del diagnóstico de la "disfunción sexual femenina". Podríamos resumirla en "un conjunto de trastornos en los que los problemas fisiológicos o psicológicos dificultan la participación o la satisfacción en las actividades sexuales; lo cual se traduce en la incapacidad de una persona para participar en una relación sexual de la forma que le gustaría hacerlo"16. La menopausia es percibida por muchas mujeres como el fin de la sexualidad, y no solo como el fin de la vida reproductiva. Si bien es cierto que en esta etapa la actividad sexual suele declinar y puede verse afectada por una serie de factores hormonales, psicológicos y socioculturales, para la mayoría de las mujeres la sexualidad sigue siendo importante. Debemos comprender que la disfunción sexual femenina, en cualquier etapa de la vida, es multicausal y multidimensional. A la hora de realizar el abordaje de una paciente, debemos tener en cuenta todos los factores involucrados y saber con qué herramientas contamos. El abordaje terapéutico clásicamente incluye la terapia psicológica y la terapia hormonal. Sin embargo, recientemente se ha incorporado una nueva droga recientemente aprobada por la FDA de los Estados Unidos para el tratamiento del deseo sexual hipoactivo en la mujer: el flibanserín, un psicofármaco que actúa a nivel de mediadores del deseo sexual en el sistema nervioso central, favoreciéndolo. (AU)


When we talk about human sexuality, we know that we are talking about a complex and changing interaction between biological and socioemotional factors, which are highly influenced by society, family, religion and cultural norms. This can be seen in men and women especially in women. Sexuality is an intuitive concept difficult to define. According to the World Health Organization, it is defined as "A state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being related to sexuality, which is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or disabilityˮ. It is a definition that takes into account several concepts, all very important. Sexual response is a series of neurophysiological, hemodynamic and hormonal changes involving the whole body. While similar in both sexes, women are not always the onset and progression correlate systematically or linearly as in men. And that intriguing evolution of the female sexual response, the difficulty of diagnosis of "female sexual dysfunctionˮ. We could summarize it in "a group of disorders in which the physiological or psychological problems impede participation or satisfaction in sexual activities; which results in the inability of a person to participate in a sexual relationship the way she or he would like to do itˮ16. Menopause is perceived by many women as to the end of sexuality, not only as the end of reproductive life. Sexual activity declines with age, and may be affected by a number of hormonal, psychological and sociocultural factors, but, for most women it continues to be important. We must understand that female sexual dysfunction, at any stage of life is multicausal and multidimensional. When approaching a patient, it is important to know all the factors that are involved, and which tools we have for deal with it. Classically, the therapeutic approach has consisted of psychological therapy and hormone therapy. However, we have to consider a recently approved drug by the FDA for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire in women: Flibanserin. It is a psychotropic substance that acts on the mediators of sexual desire on the central nervous system favoring it. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Climacteric/physiology , Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/drug therapy , Quality of Life , Steroids/administration & dosage , Testosterone/administration & dosage , Benzimidazoles/administration & dosage , Climacteric/psychology , Menopause/physiology , Menopause/psychology , Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate/therapeutic use , Sexuality/physiology , Sexuality/psychology , Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/physiopathology , Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological/therapy , Estrogens/therapeutic use , Sexual Health/statistics & numerical data , Asexuality , Antidepressive Agents/therapeutic use
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 8-14, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-310719

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<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>G-protein β-polypeptide 3 (GNB3) is a β subunit isoform of G-protein that plays important role in signal transduction of membrane G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). The GNB3 splice variant C825T (rs5443) is associated with risk for essential hypertension (EH) and efficacy of therapeutic drugs targeting GPCRs. It is unknown whether the polymorphism is associated with blood pressure (BP) response to telmisartan or amlodipine, two widely prescribed antihypertensive drugs.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>A total of 93 subjects initially diagnosed as EH were recruited and underwent a 4-week treatment with telmisartan (42 patients) or amlodipine (51 patients) monotherapy. Both baseline and after-treatment BP were measured. GNB3 C825T polymorphism was genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Baseline systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) were comparable among C825T genotypes in both telmisartan and amlodipine treatment groups. Patients with the CT or TT genotypes showed significantly lower body mass index (BMI) as compared with CC homozygotes in both groups (P < 0.05, respectively). GNB3 825TT homozygotes showed significantly higher after-treatment DBP and mean arterial pressure (MAP) than those carrying at least one 825C allele (P < 0.01) in the telmisartan treatment group. No difference in after-treatment SBP, DBP, and MAP levels among C825T genotypes was observed in the amlodipine treatment group. No significant difference in absolute changes in BP levels was observed among the genotypes in either treatment group.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>The GNB3 C825T splice variant is associated with the DBP-lowering effect of telmisartan but not amlodipine in Chinese EH patients.</p>


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Adult , Aged , Amlodipine , Therapeutic Uses , Antihypertensive Agents , Therapeutic Uses , Benzimidazoles , Therapeutic Uses , Benzoates , Therapeutic Uses , Blood Pressure , Essential Hypertension , Female , Genotype , Heterotrimeric GTP-Binding Proteins , Genetics , Humans , Hypertension , Drug Therapy , Genetics , Male , Middle Aged , Polymorphism, Genetic , Genetics , Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length , Genetics
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-285226

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The aim of this study was to investigate the possible beneficial role of telmisartan in cerebral edema after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the potential mechanisms related to the nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation. TBI model was established by cold-induced brain injury. Male C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned into 3, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h survival groups to investigate cerebral edema development with time and received 0, 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg/kg telmisartan by oral gavage, 1 h prior to TBI to determine the efficient anti-edemic dose. The therapeutic window was identified by post-treating 30 min, 1 h, 2 h and 4 h after TBI. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity, the neurological function and histological injury were assessed, at the same time, the mRNA and protein expression levels of NLRP3 inflammasome, IL-1β and IL-18 concentrations in peri-contused brain tissue were measured 24 h post TBI. The results showed that the traumatic cerebral edema occurred from 6 h, reached the peak at 24 h and recovered to the baseline 72 h after TBI. A single oral dose of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg telmisartan could reduce cerebral edema. Post-treatment up to 2 h effectively limited the edema development. Furthermore, prophylactic administration of telmisartan markedly inhibited BBB impairment, NLRP3, apoptotic speck-containing protein (ASC) and Caspase-1 activation, as well as IL-1β and IL-18 maturation, subsequently improved the neurological outcomes. In conclusion, telmisartan can reduce traumatic cerebral edema by inhibiting the NLRP3 inflammasome-regulated IL-1β and IL-18 accumulation.


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Animals , Benzimidazoles , Benzoates , Blood-Brain Barrier , Brain Edema , Drug Therapy , Genetics , Pathology , Brain Injuries, Traumatic , Drug Therapy , Genetics , Pathology , Caspase 1 , Gene Expression Regulation , Humans , Inflammasomes , Genetics , Interleukin-18 , Interleukin-1beta , Male , Mice , NLR Family, Pyrin Domain-Containing 3 Protein , Genetics , Signal Transduction
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-277920

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Objective To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of JianpiQinghua decoction in treating stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD3) with syndrome type of dampness-heat due to spleen deficiency. Methods A multicenter, randomized, controlled, prospective, double-blind, and double-simulation study was undertaken. A total of 270 CKD3 patients with syndrome type of dampness-heat due to spleen deficiency from the outpatient departments of six general hospitals were randomly divided into telmisartan+analog traditional Chinese medicine (TA) group, traditional Chinese medicine+analog telmisartan (TCMA) group, and telmisartan+traditional Chinese medicine (TTCM) group, in which the corresponding treatment was applied in addition to basic treatment. Six months later, changes in the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical symptom scores and renal functions before and after treatment were compared among these three groups. Results Of these 270 CKD3 patients who had been enrolled in this study, 30 cases lost to follow-up. The baseline data were comparable among these three groups. After treatment, the TCM clinical symptom scores of both syndrome of spleen-qi deficiency and dampness-heat in TA group were significantly higher than those in TCMA group and TTCM group (P<0.001). With the treatment time prolonged, the TCM clinical symptom scores showed similar descending trends in TCMA group and TTCM group but were different from that in TA group. After treatment, abnormal creatinine rate decreased (P=0.003), and these three treatments and their interactions with each visit had no effect on serum urea nitrogen value (P=0.270, P=0.520); with prolonged treatment, the estimated glomerular filtration rates in three groups tended to be relatively stable after the first rise. The liver function and abnormal serum potassium rate were not statistically significant before and after treatment (P>0.05). Conclusions JianpiQinghua decoction can improve clinical symptoms of TCM in CKD3 patients with syndrome type of dampness-heat due to spleen deficiency and thus improve the quality of life and prognosis. The clinical efficacy of JianpiQinghua decoction alone or combined with telmisartan is superior to telmisartan monotherapy.


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Benzimidazoles , Therapeutic Uses , Benzoates , Therapeutic Uses , Double-Blind Method , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Therapeutic Uses , Humans , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Phytotherapy , Prospective Studies , Quality of Life , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic , Drug Therapy
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1894-1903, 2016.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-251277

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<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>The efficacy and safety of telmisartan combined with clopidogrel, leflunomide, or both drugs for immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) are unclear. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of telmisartan combined with clopidogrel, leflunomide, or both drugs for IgAN.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>It is a multicenter, prospective, double-dummy randomized controlled trial. Primary IgAN patients were recruited in 13 renal units across Beijing, China, from July 2010 to June 2012. After a 4-week telmisartan (80 mg/d) wash-in, 400 patients continuing on 80 mg/d telmisartan were randomly assigned to additionally receive placebo (Group A), 50 mg/d clopidogrel (Group B), 20 mg/d leflunomide (Group C), or 50 mg/d clopidogrel and 20 mg/d leflunomide (Group D). The 24-week intervention was completed by 360 patients. The primary endpoint was change in 24-h proteinuria at 24 weeks. A linear mixed-effect model was used to analyze the changes at 4, 12, and 24 weeks. Generalized estimating equations were used to evaluate changes in hematuria grade. This trial was registered at the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The effects of telmisartan combined with leflunomide on changes in proteinuria (0.36 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.18-0.55] g/d, P < 0.001), in serum uric acid (76.96 [95% CI 57.44-96.49] μmol/L, P < 0.001), in serum creatinine (9.49 [95% CI 6.54-12.44] μmol/L, P < 0.001), and in estimated glomerular filtration rate (-6.72 [95% CI-9.46 to -3.98] ml·min-1·1.73 m-2, P < 0.001) were statistically significant, whereas they were not statistically significant on changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure and weight (P > 0.05). Telmisartan combined with clopidogrel had no statistical effect on any outcome, and there was no interaction between the interventions. No obvious adverse reactions were observed.</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>Telmisartan combined with leflunomide, not clopidogrel, is safe and effective for decreasing proteinuria in certain IgAN patients.</p><p><b>TRIAL REGISTRATION</b>chictr.org.cn, ChiCTR-TRC-10000776; http://www.chictr.org.cn/showproj.aspx?proj=8760.</p>


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Adolescent , Adult , Benzimidazoles , Therapeutic Uses , Benzoates , Therapeutic Uses , Blood Pressure , China , Creatinine , Blood , Female , Glomerular Filtration Rate , Glomerulonephritis, IGA , Blood , Drug Therapy , Humans , Isoxazoles , Therapeutic Uses , Kidney Function Tests , Male , Middle Aged , Prospective Studies , Ticlopidine , Therapeutic Uses , Treatment Outcome , Uric Acid , Blood , Young Adult
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-303941

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The functional mutation of c-kit and platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRA) which encode proto-oncogene receptor tyrosine kinase are the crucial pathogeneses of gastrointestinal stromal tumors(GISTs). 80%-85% c-kit gene mutation including exon 11,exon 9,exon 13,exon 17 and 5%-10% PDGFRA gene mutation such as exon 18, exon 12 are examined in GISTs. Neither of c-kit or PDGFRA gene mutation are called wide type GISTs. The pathogeneses of wild type GISTs are not clear. The deficiency of succinate dehydrogenase B(SDHB)-related insulin-like growth factor 1(IGF-1R) activation, BRAF gene mutation and neurofibromatosis type 1 may be related to progression of wild type GISTs. More than half of metastatic GISTs patients receiving imatinib treatment can develop to c-kit secondary mutations, which are responsible for secondary resistance. However, the reasons of imatinib resistance in GISTs without c-kit secondary mutation need to be explored. At present, many clinical trials are ongoing to evaluate new drugs in GISTs treatment, including nilotinib, masitinib, pazopanib, dovitinib, ponatinib, dasatinib, crenolanib, linsitinib and immunotherapy, which may bring resistance GISTs treatment to new hope. Next generation sequencing (NGS) and liquid biopsy will be very important in GISTs research and clinical practice.


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Benzimidazoles , Therapeutic Uses , Exons , Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors , Drug Therapy , Genetics , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Humans , Imatinib Mesylate , Mutation , Piperidines , Protein Kinase Inhibitors , Therapeutic Uses , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit , Genetics , Pyrimidines , Therapeutic Uses , Quinolones , Therapeutic Uses , Succinate Dehydrogenase , Genetics , Sulfonamides
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 48(4): 445-453, July-Aug. 2015. tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-755959

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Abstract:INTRODUCTION:

The therapeutic scheme of triclabendazole (TCBZ), the recommended anthelmintic against Fasciola hepatica , involves 10mg/kg of body weight administered in a single dose; however, clinical trials in children are scarce. We evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of 2 schemes of TCBZ.

METHODS

: Eighty-four Peruvian children with F. hepatica eggs in their stools were allocated into 2 groups: 44 received 2 dosages of 7.5mg/kg each with a 12-h interval (Group I), and 40 received a single 10-mg/kg dose (Group II). Evaluation of efficacy was based on the presence of eggs in stools, and tolerability was based on the presence of symptoms and signs post-treatment.

RESULTS

: A parasitological cure was obtained in 100% of individuals from Group I and 95% of individuals from Group II. The most common adverse event was biliary colic.

CONCLUSIONS

: The tested scheme was efficacious and tolerable, and it might be an optimal scheme in the region. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the largest series of children treated with TCBZ in a non-hospital setting.

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Adolescent , Animals , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Humans , Male , Anthelmintics/administration & dosage , Benzimidazoles/administration & dosage , Fascioliasis/drug therapy , Anthelmintics/adverse effects , Benzimidazoles/adverse effects , Clinical Protocols , Drug Administration Schedule , Fasciola hepatica , Feces/parasitology , Parasite Egg Count , Peru , Severity of Illness Index
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Rev. bras. ginecol. obstet ; 37(1): 36-41, 01/2015. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-732874

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OBJETIVO: Avaliar a preservação da fertilidade e dos ovários em mulheres submetidas à cirurgia por tumor anexial benigno. MÉTODOS: Para este estudo observacional com coleta prospectiva foram incluídas 206 mulheres operadas no CAISM-Unicamp de fevereiro de 2010 a janeiro de 2014. A preservação da fertilidade foi definida como tumorectomia ou anexectomia unilateral sem histerectomia em mulheres na pré-menopausa. A preservação ovariana foi considerada quando pelo menos um ovário ou parte dele foi preservado. RESULTADOS: Das 206 mulheres com tumores anexiais benignos, 120 (58%) estavam na pré-menopausa e 86 (42%) na pós-menopausa. Na pré-menopausa, foram encontrados 36 (30%) tumores de células germinativas, 31 (26%) neoplasias epiteliais e 11 (9%) do cordão sexual e estroma. Na pós-menopausa foram identificados 35 (41%) neoplasias epiteliais, 27 (31%) do cordão sexual e estroma e 8 (9%) de células germinativas. Entre as 36 mulheres com tumores ovarianos não neoplásicos, 21 (58%) apresentavam endometriomas e 8 (22%) cistos funcionais. Das 22 mulheres com tumores extra ovarianos, o leiomioma uterino foi o achado mais frequente (50%). Entre as pacientes com ≤35 anos, 26 (57%) foram submetidas à tumorectomia e 18 (39%) a anexectomia unilateral com preservação do útero e anexo contralateral. Mulheres com ≤35 anos foram mais frequentemente operadas por laparoscopia que esteve associada a maior taxa de preservação de fertilidade quando comparada com a laparotomia (p<0,01). Observou-se que 26 das pacientes submetidas à histerectomia com anexectomia (28%) bilateral estavam na pré-menopausa. CONCLUSÕES: Embora se observe uma tendência em realizar apenas tumorectomia em mulheres com ≤35 anos, uma proporção significativa de mulheres jovens ainda é ...


PURPOSE: To evaluate the sparing of fertility and ovaries in women submitted to surgical treatment for benign adnexal tumors. METHODS: Between February 2010 and January 2014, 206 patients were included in this observational study as they were submitted to surgical treatment for benign ovarian tumors at CAISM, a tertiary hospital. Fertility sparing surgery was defined as tumorectomy or unilateral salpingoophorectomy without hysterectomy in premenopausal women. Preservation of the ovary occurred when at least one ovary or part of it was mantained. RESULTS: Of the 206 women with benign tumors, 120 (58%) were premenopausal and 86 (42%) were postmenopausal. There were 36 (30%) ovarian germ cell tumors, 31 (26%) epithelial neoplasms and 11 (9%) sex-cord stromal tumors among premenopausal women. In the group of postmenopausal women, 35 (41%) epithelial neoplasms, 27 (31%) sex-cord stromal tumors and 8 (9%) ovarian germ cell tumors were identified. Among 36 women with non-neoplastic ovarian tumors, 21 (58%) had endometriomas and 8 (22%) functional cysts. Among 22 women with extra-ovarian tumors, uterine leiomyomatosis was the most frequent finding (50%). In the group of women who were ≤35 years old, 26 (57%) were treated by tumorectomy and 18 (39%) were submitted to unilateral salpingoophorectomy with sparing of the uterus and the contralateral ovary. Women who were ≤35 years old were more frequently operated by laparoscopy which was associated with a higher number of fertility sparing procedures when compared to laparotomy (p<0.01). Twenty-six (28%) women submitted to hysterectomy with bilateral salpingoophorectomy were premenopausal. CONCLUSION: Although there is a trend to perform only tumorectomy in women who are ≤35 years old, a significant number of young women is still treated by salpingoophorectomy. Among 36- to 45-year-old women, only 70% had their fertility spared, while 20% had both ovaries removed. ...


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Animals , Male , Mice , Rats , Bone Marrow Cells , Erythrocytes/drug effects , Flow Cytometry/methods , Micronucleus Tests , Benzimidazoles , Cell Separation , Erythrocyte Aging , Epoxy Compounds/toxicity , Erythrocytes/cytology , Fluorescent Dyes , Glycols/toxicity , Mutagens/toxicity , Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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