Bogdan S Boskovic

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Although considered to be generally safe, a number of beta-lactam antibiotics have been associated with epileptic seizures in humans. Furthermore, some beta-lactam antibiotics, including ceftriaxone, are used to evoke convulsions under experimental conditions. Recently it was demonstrated that ceftriaxone increased expression of the glutamate transporter(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence supporting the antinociceptive effects of carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, and topiramate in various models of neuropathic pain as well as inflammatory somatic pain. Data are lacking on the antinociceptive potential of these drugs against visceral pain. In this study, we examined and compared the effects of(More)
The antinociceptive effects of carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, and the influence of caffeine, were examined in a paw pressure test in rats. Carbamazepine (10-40 mg/kg; intraperitoneal, i.p.) and oxcarbazepine (40-160 mg/kg; i.p.) caused a significant dose-dependent reduction of the paw inflammatory hyperalgesia induced by concanavalin A (Con A),(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this study was to investigate the involvement of GABAergic mechanisms in the antihyperalgesic effect of carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine by examining the effect of bicuculline (GABA(A) receptor antagonist) on these effects of antiepileptic drugs. METHODS Rats were intraplantarly (i.pl.) injected with the proinflammatory(More)
Despite improvements to intensive care management and specific pharmacological treatments (atropine, oxime, diazepam), the mortality associated with organophosphate (OP) poisoning has not substantially decreased. The objective of this examination was to describe the role of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in acute OP poisoning. After a deliberate ingestion of(More)
Oxcarbazepine, ibuprofen and etodolac have efficacy in inflammatory pain. The combination of different drugs activates both central and peripheral pain inhibitory pathways to induce additive or synergistic antinociception, and this interaction may allow lower doses of each drug combined and improve the safety profile, with lower side-effects. This study(More)
BACKGROUND We studied whether peripheral alpha2-adrenergic receptors are involved in the antihyperalgesic effects of oxcarbazepine by examining the effects of yohimbine (selective alpha2-adrenoceptor antagonist), BRL 44408 (selective alpha(2A)-adrenoceptor antagonist), MK-912 (selective alpha2C-adrenoceptor antagonist), and clonidine (alpha2-adrenoceptor(More)
In this study, the effects of yohimbine (alpha2-adrenoceptor antagonist) and clonidine (alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist) on anti-hyperalgesia induced by carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine in a rat model of inflammatory pain were investigated. Carbamazepine (10-40 mg/kg; i.p.) and oxcarbazepine (40-160 mg/kg; i.p.) caused a significant dose-dependent reduction of(More)
The anticonvulsant carbamazepine was recently shown to possess local peripheral antinociceptive properties. In this study, we investigated whether alpha2-adrenergic receptors are involved in the local peripheral antihyperalgesic effects of carbamazepine and determined the type of interaction between carbamazepine and clonidine, an alpha2-adrenoceptor(More)
Increasing concentrations of nitrendipine were found to inhibit various types of muscular activation (electrical stimulation, acetylcholine, oxytocin, potassium chloride), as well as the spontaneous rhythmic activity of the isolated rat uterus. The degree of the inhibitory effect of nitrendipine depends on the type of activation. Nitrendipine showed an(More)