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 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)
The mechanisms of the analgesic action of carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine, in particular the role of opioid receptors, have not been established precisely. The systemic effects of naloxone, an opioid receptor antagonist, on the antihyperalgesic effects of carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine were examined in the model of inflammatory hyperalgesia induced by the(More)
This study investigated whether carbamazepine could produce local peripheral antinociception in a rat model of inflammatory mechanical hyperalgesia, and whether adenosine receptors are involved. Carbamazepine (100-1000 nmol/paw) co-administrated with a pro-inflammatory compound, concanavalin A, into the hind paw caused a significant dose- and time-dependent(More)
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