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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21200428, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153297


HIGHLIGHTS: Tumor progression and anxiety and depression behaviors under evaluation during propranolol use in murine melanoma. Evaluation of anxiety and depression through forced swimming behavior tests, elevated plus maze, open field and marble-burying test.

Abstract Melanoma, a severe form of skin cancer, has rapid growth and has been prone to behavioral disorders that worsen the patient's prognosis and survival. Among these psychic disorders can occur anxiety and depression, in addition to cognitive deficit. In order to try to elucidate the neuropsychological disorders that occur in melanoma, the objective of this study was to evaluate propranolol in tumor progression and in anxious and depressive behaviors in an animal model with melanoma. B16F10 cells were injected into C57BL6/J mice subsequently treated with propranolol at doses of 1.43 mg/kg and 5.71 mg/kg and evaluated for tumor growth and in open field, forced swimming, elevated plus maze and marble-burying test at initial time and consolidated tumor. As a result, the group treated with propranolol at a dose of 5.71 mg/kg showed less tumor growth. In the initial behavioral tests, melanoma altered the animals' motility, but anxious behavior was not detected. Depressive behavior was detected in the forced swimming test in the two doses of the treatment used. When taking time with consolidated tumor, there was a reduction in the locomotor activity of the animals in the open field test, impairing the analysis of anxious and depressive behavior. The data suggest that there was a reduction in the progression of melanoma, there was no anxious behavior in the animals, only the depressive behavior and the use of propranolol did not improve the evaluated behavior.

Animals , Male , Mice , Anxiety/psychology , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Skin Neoplasms/psychology , Melanoma, Experimental/psychology , Depression/psychology , Swimming , Maze Learning , Disease Models, Animal , Mice, Inbred C57BL
Arch. argent. pediatr ; 118(4): 273-276, agosto 2020. ilus
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1118503


Objetivo. Evaluar los resultados y efectos adversos de la terapia con propranolol en menores de un año con taquicardia supraventricular. Población y métodos. Menores de 1 año con taquicardia supraventricular documentada, que recibieron tratamiento y prevención con propranolol por vía oral. Se analizaron sexo y edad, cardiopatía congénita asociada, pre excitación ventricular en el electrocardiograma basal, recurrencia intratratamiento y efectos adversos. Resultados. Se identificaron 107 pacientes. El primer episodio de taquicardia supraventricular ocurrió a una edad mediana de 190 días. En 10 pacientes, se observó cardiopatía congénita asociada. El 23,3 % presentó pre excitación ventricular en el electrocardiograma basal. El rango de la dosis de propranolol fue de 2 a 5 mg/kg/día. En el 30,8 %, se observó recurrencia intratratamiento. En 2 pacientes, se suspendió la medicación por efectos adversos graves. Conclusión. El propranolol evitó la recurrencia en el 70 % de los casos. En 2 pacientes, fue necesario suspenderlo por efectos adversos graves

Objective. To assess the results and adverse events of propranolol therapy in infants younger than 1 year with supraventricular tachycardia. Population and methods. Infants younger than 1 year with documented supraventricular tachycardia who received oral treatment and prophylaxis with propranolol. Sex and age, associated congenital heart disease, ventricular preexcitation in the base line electrocardiogram, on-treatment recurrence, and adverse events were analyzed. Results. A total of 107 patients were identified. The first supraventricular tachycardia event occurred at a median age of 190 days. Associated congenital heart disease was observed in 10 patients. Ventricular preexcitation in the baseline electrocardiogram was detected in 23.3 %. Propranolol dose ranged from 2 to 5 mg/kg/day. On-treatment recurrence was observed in 30.8 %. Medication was discontinued in 2 patients due to severe adverse events. Conclusion. Propranolol prevented recurrence in 70 % of cases. It was discontinued in 2 patients due to severe adverse events.

Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Propranolol/therapeutic use , Tachycardia, Supraventricular , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Propranolol/adverse effects , Recurrence , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Heart Diseases
An. bras. dermatol ; 95(2): 207-209, Mar.-Apr. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS, ColecionaSUS | ID: biblio-1130852


Abstract Infantile hemangioma is the most common pediatric vascular tumor, with the following risk factors: low birth weight, prematurity, white skin, female gender, multiparity and advanced maternal age. The use of oral and topical beta-blockers, although recent, has emerged as the first line of treatment, with superior safety and efficacy to previously used therapies, such as corticosteroids and surgeries. This report describes two cases of nasal tip infantile hemangioma, treated with oral propranolol. Both presented excellent therapeutic responses.

Humans , Female , Infant , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Nose Neoplasms/drug therapy , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/administration & dosage , Hemangioma/drug therapy , Nose Neoplasms/pathology , Administration, Oral , Treatment Outcome , Hemangioma/pathology
In. Consolim-Colombo, Fernanda M; Saraiva, José Francisco Kerr; Izar, Maria Cristina de Oliveira. Tratado de Cardiologia: SOCESP / Cardiology Treaty: SOCESP. São Paulo, Manole, 4ª; 2019. p.91-104.
Monography in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1008935
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 52(10): e8491, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039254


Considering the recognized role of thyroid hormones on the cardiovascular system during health and disease, we hypothesized that type 2 deiodinase (D2) activity, the main activation pathway of thyroxine (T4)-to-triiodothyronine (T3), could be an important site to modulate thyroid hormone status, which would then constitute a possible target for β-adrenergic blocking agents in a myocardial infarction (MI) model induced by left coronary occlusion in rats. Despite a sustained and dramatic fall in serum T4 concentrations (60-70%), the serum T3 concentration fell only transiently in the first week post-infarction (53%) and returned to control levels at 8 and 12 weeks after surgery compared to the Sham group (P<0.05). Brown adipose tissue (BAT) D2 activity (fmol T4·min-1·mg ptn-1) was significantly increased by approximately 77% in the 8th week and approximately 100% in the 12th week in the MI group compared to that of the Sham group (P<0.05). Beta-blocker treatment (0.5 g/L propranolol given in the drinking water) maintained a low T3 state in MI animals, dampening both BAT D2 activity (44% reduction) and serum T3 (66% reduction in serum T3) compared to that of the non-treated MI group 12 weeks after surgery (P<0.05). Propranolol improved cardiac function (assessed by echocardiogram) in the MI group compared to the non-treated MI group by 40 and 57%, 1 and 12 weeks after treatment, respectively (P<0.05). Our data suggested that the beta-adrenergic pathway may contribute to BAT D2 hyperactivity and T3 normalization after MI in rats. Propranolol treatment maintained low T3 state and improved cardiac function additionally.

Animals , Male , Rats , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Thyroxine/blood , Adipose Tissue, Brown/metabolism , Adrenergic beta-Agonists/administration & dosage , Iodide Peroxidase/metabolism , Myocardial Infarction/metabolism , Thyroxine/drug effects , Triiodothyronine/drug effects , Triiodothyronine/blood , Adipose Tissue, Brown/drug effects , Rats, Wistar , Disease Models, Animal , Iodide Peroxidase/drug effects
Arq. bras. oftalmol ; 81(3): 171-176, May-June 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950444


ABSTRACT Purpose: We aimed to evaluate the effects of oral propranolol for circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. Methods: In this prospective, longitudinal interventional study, we administered oral propranolol at a dosage of 1.5 mg/kg/day to five patients with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. We then evaluated visual acuity, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, optical coherence tomography, optical coherence tomography angiography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography, and ocular ultrasonography at regular intervals and compared changes from the baseline assessments. Results: No clinical or diagnostic changes were observed in the sizes of the circumscribed choroidal hemangiomas during treatment. Complications due to the hemangioma were reduced in the first four months of treatment, followed by maintenance, before worsening in the subsequent three months. Conclusions: The study showed that oral propranolol at a dose of 1.5 mg/kg/day did not offer effective monotherapy in the treatment of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.

RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar o efeito do propranolol oral para hemangioma circunscrito da coroide. Métodos: O estudo é do tipo prospectivo, quantitativo e descritivo. Propranolol oral na dose de 1.5 mg/kg/dia foi administrada em cinco pacientes com hemangioma circunscrito da coroide. Todos os pacientes foram avaliados com acuidade visual, oftalmoscopia binocular indireta, tomografia de coerência óptica, angiografia com tomografia de coerência óptica, angiografia com fluoresceína e indocianina verde e ultrassonografia ocular. Resultados: Nenhuma mudança clínica ou no tamanho do hemangioma circunscrito da coroide foi vista através de métodos diagnósticos em qualquer momento do tratamento. Uma atenuação das complicações foi observada nos primeiros quatro meses de tratamento, com manutenção da condição e piora nos meses seguintes. Conclusão: O estudo mostrou que o propranolol oral na dose de 1.5 mg/kg/dia não se mostrou efetivo como monoterapia no tratamento do hemangioma circunscrito da coroide.

Humans , Adult , Middle Aged , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Choroid Neoplasms/drug therapy , Hemangioma/drug therapy , Visual Acuity , Choroid Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Prospective Studies , Longitudinal Studies , Treatment Outcome , Hemangioma/diagnostic imaging
Clinics ; 73: e87, 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-952787


OBJECTIVES: Vocal tremors, which cause social difficulties for patients, may be classified as resting or action tremors. Of the vocal action tremors, essential and dystonic tremors are the most common. Botulinum toxin and oral medications have been used to treat vocal tremors, but no comparative clinical trials have been performed. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of botulinum toxin injection and the oral administration of propranolol in the treatment of essential and dystonic vocal tremors. METHODS: This clinical trial recruited 15 patients, divided into essential and dystonic vocal tremor groups. Patients in both groups received successive treatment with botulinum toxin and propranolol. The treatments were administered at different times; the order of treatment was randomly selected. Patients were assessed with flexible nasofibrolaryngoscopy and with perceptual and acoustic voice evaluations. A statistical significance level of 0.05 (5%) was used. RESULTS: Botulinum toxin produced statistically significant improvements in perceptual measures of vocal instability in patients with dystonic vocal tremors compared with baseline values and treatment with propranolol. The acoustic measure of variability in the fundamental frequency was significantly lower in patients with dystonic vocal tremors after treatment with botulinum toxin. CONCLUSION: Essential and dystonic vocal tremors responded differently to treatment. Dystonic vocal tremors responded significantly to treatment with botulinum toxin but not oral propranolol. Essential vocal tremors did not respond significantly to either treatment, perhaps due to the small number of patients, which is a limitation of this research.

Humans , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Voice Disorders/drug therapy , Adrenergic beta-Agonists/administration & dosage , Botulinum Toxins, Type A/therapeutic use , Dystonic Disorders/drug therapy , Laryngeal Muscles/drug effects , Neuromuscular Agents/administration & dosage , Propranolol/therapeutic use , Tremor/drug therapy , Reproducibility of Results , Treatment Outcome , Statistics, Nonparametric , Electromyography , Injections, Intramuscular
Arq. gastroenterol ; 53(4): 257-261, Oct.-Dec. 2016. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-794600


ABSTRACT Background The efficacy of nonselective β-blocker and endoscopic procedures, such as endoscopic variceal ligation, as primary prophylaxis of variceal hemorrhage in cirrhotic adults was demonstrated by numerous controlled trials, but in pediatric population, few are the number of studies. Objective The objective of this study is to evaluate the primary prophylaxis with β-blocker in cirrhotic children and adolescents with portal hypertension. Methods This is a cohort study encompassing 26 cirrhotic patients. β-blocker prophylaxis was performed with propranolol. When contraindicated the use of β-blocker, or if side effects presents, the patients were referred to endoscopic therapy with band ligation. Patients were evaluated by endoscopy, and those who had varicose veins of medium and large caliber or reddish spots, regardless of the caliber of varices, received primary prophylaxis. Results Of the 26 patients evaluated, 9 (34.6%) had contraindications to the use of propranolol and were referred for endoscopic prophylaxis. Six (35.3%) of the 17 patients who received β-blocker (propranolol), had bled after a median follow-up time of 1.9 years. β-blockage dosage varied from 1 mg/kg/day to 3.1 mg/kg/day and seven (41.2%) patients had the propranolol suspended due to fail of the β-blockage or adverse effects, such as drowsiness, bronchospasm and hypotension. Patients who received endoscopic prophylaxis (elastic bandage) had no bleeding during the follow-up period. Conclusion All of the patients that had upper gastroinstestinal bleeding in this study were under propranolol prophylaxis. The use of propranolol showed a high number of contraindications and side effects, requiring referral to endoscopic prophylaxis. The endoscopic prophylaxis was effective in reducing episodes of bleeding.

RESUMO Contexto A eficácia dos beta-bloqueadores e de procedimentos endoscópicos como a ligadura elástica endoscópica para profilaxia primária de ruptura de varizes de esôfago em adultos cirróticos já foram demonstrados por inúmeros ensaios clínicos na população adulta, porém poucos são os estudos envolvendo a faixa etária pediátrica. Objetivo Avaliar a profilaxia primária com β-bloqueador em crianças e adolescentes cirróticos com hipertensão porta. Métodos Estudo de coorte envolvendo 26 pacientes cirróticos. O propranolol foi o β-bloqueador utilizado para a profilaxia. Quando contraindicado o uso de β-bloqueador, ou se efeitos colaterais presentes, os pacientes eram encaminhados para profilaxia endoscópica com ligadura elástica. Os pacientes foram avaliados por endoscopia, e naqueles que foram observadas varizes de médio e/ou grosso calibre ou presença de manchas avermelhadas nas varizes, independentemente do calibre das varizes, a profilaxia primária foi indicada. Resultados Dos 26 pacientes avaliados, 9 (34,6%) tinham contraindicações para o uso de propranolol e foram encaminhados para a profilaxia endoscópica. Seis (35,3%) dos 17 pacientes que receberam β-bloqueador (propranolol) apresentaram sangramento após mediana de tempo de acompanhamento de 1,9 anos. A dose de β-bloqueio variou de 1 mg/kg/dia a 3,1mg/kg/dia e em sete (41,2%) pacientes o propranolol foi suspenso por falha em atingir β-bloqueio ou presença de efeitos adversos, tais como sonolência, broncoespasmo e hipotensão. No grupo de pacientes que receberam a profilaxia endoscópica (ligadura elástica) não foi observado nenhum episódio de hemorragia digestiva alta durante o período de acompanhamento. Conclusão Todos os pacientes que apresentaram hemorragia digestiva alta no presente estudo estavam recebendo profilaxia com propranolol. Foi observado, ainda, elevado número de contraindicações e efeitos colaterais, com consequente encaminhamento para profilaxia endoscópica. A profilaxia endoscópica foi eficaz na redução de episódios de hemorragia digestiva alta.

Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Primary Prevention/methods , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Esophageal and Gastric Varices/prevention & control , Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/administration & dosage , Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage/chemically induced , Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage/prevention & control , Hypertension, Portal/etiology , Liver Cirrhosis/complications , Cohort Studies , Treatment Outcome , Contraindications , Ligation/methods
Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 29(4): f:329-l:332, jul.-ago. 2016. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-831875


Relata-se o acompanhamento de paciente gestante, 29 anos, primigesta, portadora da Síndrome de Marfan e tubo valvado metálico aórtico encaminhada ao cardiologista com sete semanas de gestação.Ao ecodopplercardiograma apresentava diâmetro da raiz da aorta de 35 mm, tubo valvado e prótese aórtica metálica normofuncionante. Realizou acompanhamento cardiológico especializado desde então. Na 38a semana de gestação foi submetida ao parto cesariana com anestesia geral, profilaxia de endocardite infecciosa, monitorização cardíaca no centro cirúrgico e pós-operatório na unidade coronariana por 24 horas. Os períodos gestacional e puerpério transcorreram sem eventos hemorrágicos. O acompanhamento clínico e obstétrico de gestantes com Síndrome de Marfan é desafiador, e a condição de prótese valvar mecânica previamente implantada aumenta o risco destas paciente

Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Adult , Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation , Marfan Syndrome , Postoperative Care/methods , Pregnancy, High-Risk , Anticoagulants/therapeutic use , Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/complications , Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/therapy , Echocardiography, Doppler/methods , Enoxaparin/administration & dosage , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Treatment Outcome
Fisioter. pesqui ; 21(3): 202-208, Jul-Sep/2014. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-728746


Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation is a noninvasive method used in clinical Physiotherapy to control acute or chronic pain. Different theories have been proposed to explain the mechanism of the analgesic action of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, as the participation of central and peripheral neurotransmitters. The aim of this study was to evaluate the involvement of noradrenergic pathway and of the receptors alfa-2 and beta in the modulation of analgesia produced by transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation of high and low frequency in Wistar rats after chronic treatment with propranolol or yohimbine intraperitoneally. Animals weighing 200 to 300 g were divided into 9 groups (n=8), which were obtained nociceptive thresholds through the Tail Flick before and after application of TENS for comparing the change of pain. The administration of yohimbine or propranolol at a dose of 3 mg/kg was effective in antagonizing the analgesia induced by high (150 Hz) and low (10 Hz) frequency transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation according to ANOVA test followed by Duncan post hoc test (p<0.05). Thus, it is suggested the involvement of alpha-2 and beta noradrenergic receptors in the modulation of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation-induced analgesia.

La estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea es un método no invasivo utilizado en la clínica de Fisioterapia para controlar el dolor agudo y crónico. Diversas teorías son propuestas para explanar el mecanismo de acción analgésico de la estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea, como la participación de neurotransmisores centrales y periféricos. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar la participación de la vía noradrenérgica y de los receptores alfa-2 y beta en la modulación de analgesia inducida por la estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea con alta y baja frecuencia en ratos del tipo Wistar, después del tratamiento crónico con yohimbina o propranolol por la vía intraperitoneal. Animales que pesaban 200 y 300 g fueron divididos en nueve grupos (n=8), por los cuales fueron obtenidos los umbrales nociceptivos por medio del Tail Flick, antes y después de la aplicación de la estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea con el intuito de comparar la alteración del cuadro álgico. La administración de yohimbina o propranolol en el dosis de 3 mg/kg fue eficaz en resultar en una antagonización de analgesia inducida por la estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea con alta (150 Hz) y baja (10 Hz) frecuencia, de acuerdo al test de ANOVA seguido del test post-hoc de Duncan (p>0,05). Por lo tanto, se sugiere el envolvimiento de los receptores noradrenergicos alfa-2 y beta en la modulación de analgesia inducida por la estimulación eléctrica nerviosa transcutánea.

Estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea é um método não invasivo utilizado na clínica de Fisioterapia para controlar dores aguda ou crônica. Diferentes teorias são propostas para explicar o mecanismo de ação analgésica da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea, como a participação de neurotransmissores centrais e periféricos. O objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a participação da via noradrenérgica e dos receptores alfa-2 e beta na modulação da analgesia induzida pela estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea de alta e baixa frequência em ratos Wistar, após tratamento crônico com ioimbina ou propranolol por via intraperitoneal. Animais pesando entre 200 e 300 g foram divididos em 9 grupos (n=8), dos quais se obteve os limiares nociceptivos por meio do Tail Flick antes e após a aplicação da estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea para comparação de mudança do quadro álgico. A administração de ioimbina ou de propranolol na dose de 3 mg/kg foi efetiva em causar uma antagonização da analgesia induzida pela estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea de alta (150 Hz) e baixa frequência (10 Hz) segundo teste ANOVA seguido do teste post hoc Duncan (p<0,05). Dessa forma, sugere-se o envolvimento de receptores noradrenérgicos alfa-2 e beta na modulação da analgesia induzida pela estimulação elétrica nervosa transcutânea. .

Animals , Rats , Analgesia , Yohimbine/administration & dosage , Norepinephrine , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Receptors, Adrenergic, beta , Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation , Yohimbine/therapeutic use , Pain , Propranolol/therapeutic use , Rats, Wistar
Arch. pediatr. Urug ; 85(2): 102-108, jun. 2014. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-768428


Introducción: los hemangiomas son los tumores benignos más frecuentes de la infancia. Generalmente involucionan espontáneamente después del año. Un porcentaje pequeño requiere tratamiento debido a complicaciones. Recientemente se ha comunicado beneficio del tratamiento con propranolol. Objetivo: describir la experiencia de tratamiento con propranolol en 6 niños con hemangiomas infantiles (HI) en dos centros asistenciales de Montevideo en el período 1/9/2010 – 31/12/2013. Metodología: se incluyeron los menores de 15 años portadores de hemangiomas asistidos en el Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell y en la Asociación Española tratados con propranolol. En todos los casos se realizó evaluación cardiológica previa. Se excluyeron aquellos con contraindicaciones absolutas al fármaco. En todos los casos se solicitó, previo al tratamiento, consentimiento informado. Se describe las características clínicas de los niños y la evolución. Resultados: se incluyeron 6 niños (5 niñas y un varón); rango 1 mes y 21 días a 20 meses. Las topografías fueron: labio superior con compromiso de narina 2, mejilla izquierda 1, raíz nasal e intraorbitario 1, intraocular 1, múltiple 1. En todos los casos la respuesta fue favorable con disminución progresiva de las lesiones en los primeros meses de tratamiento. Ninguno presentó complicaciones. Discusión: ésta es la primera comunicación de una serie de niños con hemangiomas tratados con propranolol en Uruguay. A pesar del escaso número de pacientes, se observó beneficio terapéutico sin complicaciones. El propranolol debe considerarse como una alternativa terapéutica al tratamiento con glucocorticoides sistémicos, cuya administración prolongada se asocia con serios efectos adversos.

Introduction: hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood. They usually regress spontaneously after the year of life. A small percentage require treatment due to complications. Recently it has been reported the benefit of treatment with propranolol. Objective: describe the experience of treatment with propranolol in 6 children with infantile hemangiomas (HI) in two centers of Montevideo in the period 1/9/2010-31/12/2013.Methodology: included infants under de age of 15 carriers of hemangiomas assisted in the Pereira Rossell hospital and the Spanish Association treated with propranolol. Cardiological assessment was previously performed in all cases. Those with absolute contraindications to the drug were excluded. Informed consent was requested prior to the treatment in all cases. The clinical features of children and evolution are described. Results: 6 children were included (5 girls and a male); range 1 month and 21 days to 20 months. The surveys were: upper lip with commitment of nostril 2, left cheek 1, nasal root and intraorbitary 1, intraocular 1, multiple 1. In all cases the response was favorable with progressive decrease in injuries in the first month of treatment. None of the patients presented complications. Discussion: this is the first communication of a series of children with hemangioma treated with propranolol in Uruguay. Despite the small number of patients therapeutic benefit without complications was observed. Propranolol should be considered as a therapeutic alternative to treatment with systemic glucocorticoids whose prolonged administration is associated with serious adverse effects.

Humans , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Hemangioma/diagnosis , Hemangioma/drug therapy , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Propranolol/therapeutic use , Time-to-Treatment , Propranolol/adverse effects
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 46(9): 735-738, 19/set. 2013. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-686572


Dipyrone (Dp), 4-aminoantipyrine (AA), and antipyrine (At) delay liquid gastric emptying (GE) in rats. We evaluated adrenergic participation in this phenomenon in a study in male Wistar rats (250-300 g) pretreated subcutaneously with guanethidine (GUA), 100 mg·kg−1·day−1, or vehicle (V) for 2 days before experimental treatments. Other groups of animals were pretreated intravenously (iv) 15 min before treatment with V, prazosin (PRA; 1 mg/kg), yohimbine (YOH; 3 mg/kg), or propranolol (PRO; 4 mg/kg), or with intracerebroventricular (icv) administration of 25 µg PRO or V. The groups were treated iv with saline or with 240 µmol/kg Dp, AA, or At. GE was determined 10 min later by measuring the percentage of gastric retention (%GR) of saline labeled with phenol red 10 min after gavage. %GR (mean±SE, n=8) indicated that GUA abolished the effect of Dp (GUA vs V=31.7±1.6 vs 47.1±2.3%) and of At (33.2±2.3 vs 54.7±3.6%) on GE and significantly reduced the effect of AA (48.1±3.2 vs 67.2±3.1%). PRA and YOH did not modify the effect of the drugs. %GR (mean±SE, n=8) indicated that iv, but not icv, PRO abolished the effect of Dp (PRO vs V=29.1±1.7 vs 46.9±2.7%) and At (30.5±1.7 vs 49±3.2%) and significantly reduced the effect of AA (48.4±2.6 vs 59.5±3.1%). These data suggest activation of peripheral β-adrenoceptors in the delayed GE induced by phenylpyrazolone derivatives.

Animals , Male , Adrenergic Antagonists/administration & dosage , Ampyrone/administration & dosage , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/administration & dosage , Antipyrine/administration & dosage , Dipyrone/administration & dosage , Gastric Emptying/drug effects , Receptors, Adrenergic, beta/metabolism , Infusions, Intraventricular , Phenolsulfonphthalein , Prazosin/administration & dosage , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Rats, Wistar , Yohimbine/administration & dosage
Invest. clín ; 53(1): 60-70, mar. 2012. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-664566


The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate effervescent gastric floating tablets of propranolol HCl. The oral delivery of antihypertensive propranolol HCl was facilitated by preparing an effervescent floating dosage form which could increase its absorption in the stomach by increasing the drug’s gastric residence time. In the present work, effervescent floating tablets were prepared with a hydrophilic carrier such as polyethylene oxide (PEO WSR N 60K and PEO WSR 303) as a release retarding agent and sodium bicarbonate as a gas generating agent. The prepared tablets were evaluated for all their physicochemical properties, in vitro buoyancy, drug release and rate order kinetics. From the results, P9 was selected as an optimized formulation based on their 12 h drug release, minimal floating lag time and maximum total floating time. The optimized formulation followed first order rate kinetics with erosion mechanism. The optimized formulation was characterized with FTIR studies and no interaction between the drug and the polymers were observed.

El propósito de la presente investigación fue desarrollar y evaluar tabletas flotantes, efervescentes de HCL propranolol. La administración oral del antihipertensivo HCL propranolol se facilitó mediante la preparación de una forma de dosificación flotante y efervescente que permitiría su absorción en el estómago, mediante el aumento del tiempo de residencia gástrico de la droga. En el presente trabajo, las tabletas flotantes efervescentes fueron preparadas con un portador hidrofílico, tal como el óxido de polietileno (PEO WSR N 60K and PEO WSR 303), como agente retardador y bicarbonato de sodio como un agente generador de gas. Se evaluaron todas las propiedades fisicoquímicas de las tabletas preparadas, su flotación in vitro y su tasa de orden cinético. Se seleccionó el P9 a partir de los resultados obtenidos, como una fórmula óptima, basados en la liberación de la droga a las 12 h, tiempo mínimo de retraso para flotación y máximo tiempo total de flotación. La formulación optimizada siguió una tasa cinética de primer orden con mecanismo de erosión. Esta fórmula óptima se caracterizó mediante estudios FITR y no se observó ninguna interacción entre la droga y los polímeros utilizados.

Propranolol/administration & dosage , Absorption , Administration, Oral , Chemical Phenomena , Chemistry, Pharmaceutical , Cellulose/administration & dosage , Drug Carriers , Drug Delivery Systems , Drug Design , Drug Evaluation, Preclinical , Molecular Structure , Polyethylene Glycols/administration & dosage , Propranolol/pharmacokinetics , Solubility , Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared , Stomach , Sodium Bicarbonate/administration & dosage , Stearic Acids/administration & dosage , Tablets
An. bras. dermatol ; 86(4): 763-766, jul.-ago. 2011. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-600622


O hemangioma infantil é o tumor mais comum da infância, com grande variabilidade de apresentação clínica. A maioria das lesões regride espontaneamente e o tratamento está indicado para casos específicos que possam gerar ulceração, disfunção ou desfiguração. O tratamento baseia-se, principalmente, no uso de corticosteroides, seja por via sistêmica, tópica ou intralesional. Recentemente, o propranolol foi descrito como nova opção terapêutica para os hemangiomas, com resultados satisfatórios, permanentes e menos efeitos indesejáveis que os corticosteroides. É relatado o caso de uma criança com hemangioma periorbital e frontoparietal extenso, tratado com propranolol.

Infantile hemangioma or hamangioma of infancy is the most common tumor in children, with great variability of presentation. Most cases resolve spontaneously and treatment is usually indicated for specific cases where injury has a high rate of morbidity or disfigurement after regression. The treatment is based on the use of systemic corticosteroids, which can also be used topically or by intralesional injections. Propranolol has been used recently as a new therapeutic option for the treatment of hemangiomas, with satisfactory, permanent results and fewer adverse effects than corticosteroids. This is a report of the case where a child presenting extensive periorbital and frontoparietal hemangioma was treated with propranolol.

Female , Humans , Infant , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/administration & dosage , Antineoplastic Agents/administration & dosage , Hemangioma/drug therapy , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Skin Neoplasms/drug therapy , Treatment Outcome
J. vasc. bras ; 10(2): 173-176, jun. 2011. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-597007


Hemangiomas são os tumores benignos mais frequentes da infância, apresentando como história natural crescimento rápido, seguido de uma fase de regressão que culmina com o desaparecimento parcial ou total da lesão. Opções terapêuticas devem ser avaliadas para casos extensos. Os glicocorticoides sistêmicos são a terapia de escolha; contudo, há relatos de que o propranolol oferece resultados melhores e mais rápidos. Este trabalho descreve dois casos de hemangioma infantil de grande volume associados à limitação funcional e desfiguração estética com significativa resposta ao propranolol, droga esta que surge como uma proposta terapêutica oferecendo resultados satisfatórios e mantidos, com poucos efeitos colaterais.

Hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood. They show rapid growth, followed by a regression phase that culminates in the partial or total disappearance of the lesion. Therapeutic options should be evaluated for extensive cases. Systemic glucocorticoids are the therapy of choice; however, there are reports that propranolol offers better and faster results. We report two cases of large volume infantile hemangioma associated with functional limitation and aesthetic disfigurement, treated successfully with propranolol, a drug that comes as a therapeutic option providing satisfactory and maintained results, with few side effects.

Humans , Female , Infant , Adrenal Cortex Hormones/administration & dosage , Hemangioma/pathology , Prednisone/administration & dosage , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Fatal Outcome
MEAJO-Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011; 18 (4): 298-303
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-144103


To investigate the efficacy and safety of oral propranolol in the management of periorbital infantile hemangioma in four subjects. Consecutive patients who presented with periorbital capillary hemangioma with vision-threatening lesions were prospectively enrolled in this study between January 2009 and October 2010. All subjects underwent treatment with 2 mg/kg/day oral propranolol. All subjects underwent ocular, systemic, and radiologic evaluations before treatment and at periodic intervals after starting therapy. Side effects from therapy were also evaluated. Four subjects, between 3 months and 19 months of age, with periorbital hemangioma were enrolled in this study. Two subjects had been previously treated with oral corticosteroids with unsatisfactory response. All subjects had severe ptosis, with the potential for deprivation amblyopia. Three subjects had orbital involvement. After hospital admission, oral propranolol was initiated in all subjects under monitoring by a pediatric cardiologist. Subsequent therapy was performed with periodic out-patient monitoring. All subjects had excellent response to treatment, with regression of periorbital and orbital hemangioma. There were no side effects from therapy. Oral propranolol for periorbital hemangioma was effective in all the four subjects. Oral propranolol may be appropriate for patients who are nonresponsive to intralesional or systemic steroids. In patients with significant orbital involvement and lesions causing vision-threatening complications, oral propranolol can be the primary therapy

Humans , Male , Female , Orbital Neoplasms , Infant , Propranolol , Propranolol/administration & dosage
MEAJO-Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011; 18 (4): 303-304
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-144104
Clinics ; 66(6): 955-957, 2011. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-594361


OBJECTIVE: To study tremor in patients with X-linked recessive spinobulbar muscular atrophy or Kennedy's disease. METHODS: Ten patients (from 7 families) with a genetic diagnosis of Kennedy's disease were screened for the presence of tremor using a standardized clinical protocol and followed up at a neurology outpatient clinic. All index patients were genotyped and showed an expanded allele in the androgen receptor gene. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 37.6 years and mean number of CAG repeats 47 (44-53). Tremor was present in 8 (80 percent) patients and was predominantly postural hand tremor. Alcohol responsiveness was detected in 7 (88 percent) patients with tremor, who all responded well to treatment with a β-blocker (propranolol). CONCLUSION: Tremor is a common feature in patients with Kennedy's disease and has characteristics similar to those of essential tremor.

Adult , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Bulbo-Spinal Atrophy, X-Linked/physiopathology , Tremor/physiopathology , Age of Onset , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/administration & dosage , Muscle Weakness/physiopathology , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Tremor/drug therapy
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-225541


OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of propranolol on the left ventricular (LV) volume during CT coronary angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The LV volume of 252 normal Chinese subjects (126 subjects with propranolol medication and 126 age- and gender-matched Chinese subjects without medication) was estimated using 64 slices multi-detector CT (MDCT). The heart rate difference was analyzed by the logistic linear regression model with variables that included gender, age, body height, body weight, systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and the dosage of propranolol. The following global LV functional parameters were calculated: the real-end diastolic volume (EDV), the real-end systolic volume (ESV) and the real-ejection fraction (EF). RESULTS: The female subjects had a greater decrease of heart rate after taking propranolol. The difference of heart rate was negatively correlated with the dosage of propranolol. The real-EDV, the real-ESV and the real-EF ranged from 48.1 to 109 mL/m2, 6.1 to 57.1 mL/m2 and 41% to 88%, respectively. There was no significant difference in the SBP and DBP between the groups without and with propranolol medication (123 +/- 17 and 80 +/- 10 mmHg; 120 +/- 14 and 80 +/- 11 mmHg, respectively). The real-EDV showed no significant difference between these two groups, but the real-ESV and real-EF showed significant differences between these two groups (69.4 +/- 9.3 and 70.6 +/- 8.9 mL/m2; 23.5 +/- 5.7 and 25.6 +/- 3.7 mL/m2, 66.5 +/- 5.1% and 63.5 +/- 4.6%, respectively). CONCLUSION: The difference of heart rate is significantly influenced by gender and the dosage of propranolol. Propranolol will also increase the ESV, which contributes to a decreased EF, while the SBP, DBP and EDV are not statistically changed.

Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/administration & dosage , Case-Control Studies , China , Contrast Media , Coronary Angiography , Diastole , Electrocardiography , Female , Heart Rate/drug effects , Humans , Logistic Models , Male , Middle Aged , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted , Systole , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Triiodobenzoic Acids , Ventricular Function, Left/drug effects
Rev. chil. pediatr ; 81(6): 523-530, dic. 2010. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-583038


Infantile Hemangiomas (IH) are common vascular tumors in children. Only 10-15 percent) should be treated by any vital, functional or aesthetic complications. Oral corticosteroids are the treatment of choice. However, in the last two years an excellent response to treatment of hemangiomas with oral Propranolol has been reported. Objective: evaluate this new therapy in a limited number of chilean patients with IH with an indication of systemic treatment and present this experience. Patients and Methods: We present 30 cases of IH treated at our institution with oral Propranolol, using a dose of 2 mg/kg/day divided in 2 daily doses. Results: 11 percent of patients were female, 40 percent hemangiomas had segmental distribution, 90 percent were solitary, 61 percent were located in the head and neck and 23 percent were ulcerated. The treatment started at an average of 119 days of life and lasted for an average of 7 months. In all our patients the use of Propranolol accelerated the onset of involution of the hemangiomas and decreased color, brightness and growth too. 43 percent of the patients had irritability and sleep disorders. No significant adverse effects were reported in any of our patients. Conclusión: Propranolol treatment was highly effective and safe in our series of patients and we propose, taking into account published reports based on this data, it should become the treatment of choice for IH.

Los Hemangiomas de la Infancia (HI) son tumores vasculares frecuentes en la edad pediátrica. Sólo un 10-15 por cientoo debe ser tratado por eventuales consecuencias vitales, funcionales o estéticas. Los corticoides orales son el tratamiento de elección actual. Sin embargo, en los últimos 2 años se ha reportado la excelente respuesta de los hemangiomas al tratamiento con Propranolol oral. Objetivo: Evaluar esta nueva terapéutica en un número limitado de pacientes Chilenos con hemangiomas de la infancia con indicación de tratamiento sistémico y presentar esta experiencia. Pacientes y Método: Presentamos 30 casos de HI tratados en nuestra institución con Propranolol oral, usando una dosis de 2 mg/kg/día en 2 tomas diarias. Resultados: Un 77 por ciento de los pacientes eran de sexo femenino. El 40 por ciento de los hemangiomas eran segmentarios, 90 por ciento eran únicos, 67 por ciento estaban ubicados en cabeza y cuello y 23 por ciento estaban ulcerados. El tratamiento se inició en promedio a los 119 días de vida y duró en promedio 7 meses. En la totalidad de nuestros pacientes el uso de Propranolol aceleró el inicio de la involución del hemangioma y disminuyó el color, brillo y crecimiento. El 43 por ciento de los pacientes presentó irritabilidad y trastornos del sueño. No se presentaron efectos adversos importantes en ninguno de nuestros pacientes. Conclusión: El tratamiento con Propranolol fue altamente efectivo y seguro en nuestra serie de pacientes y proponemos, tomando en cuenta los reportes publicados al respecto, que debiera ser el tratamiento de elección para los hemangiomas de la infancia.

Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/therapeutic use , Hemangioma/drug therapy , Skin Neoplasms/drug therapy , Thoracic Neoplasms/drug therapy , Head and Neck Neoplasms/drug therapy , Propranolol/therapeutic use , Administration, Oral , Adrenergic beta-Antagonists/administration & dosage , Propranolol/administration & dosage , Treatment Outcome