Clement Mugabe

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BACKGROUND Orthopaedic surgery is associated with unacceptable infection rates that respond poorly to systemic antibiotics. The objective of this study was to use an animal model for orthopaedic implant infection to examine the ability of a new-generation fibrin tissue sealant to effectively deliver antibiotics to the surgical site. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop paclitaxel incorporated into unimolecular micelles based on hydrophobically derivatized hyperbranched polyglycerols (dHPGs) for use as mucoadhesive intravesical agents against non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two different types of dHPGs (HPG- C10-polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polyethyleneimine (PEI)-C18-HPG)(More)
PURPOSE The present work describes the development and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of a mucoadhesive nanoparticulate docetaxel (DTX) formulation for intravesical bladder cancer therapy. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Mucoadhesive formulations based on hyperbranched polyglycerols (HPG), hydrophobically derivatized with C(8)/C(10) alkyl chains in the core and(More)
Recently, we have reported that docetaxel (DTX) loaded, amine terminated hyperbranched polyglycerol (HPG-C(8/10)-MePEG-NH(2)) nanoparticles significantly increased drug uptake in mouse bladder tissues and was the most effective formulation to significantly inhibit tumor growth in an orthotopic model of bladder cancer. The objective of this study was to(More)
In this study we report the development and in vitro characterization of paclitaxel (PTX) and docetaxel (DTX) loaded into hydrophobically derivatized hyperbranched polyglycerols (HPGs). Several HPGs derivatized with hydrophobic groups (C(8/10) alkyl chains) (HPG-C(8/10)-OH) and/or methoxy polyethylene glycol (MePEG) chains (HPG-C(8/10)-MePEG) were(More)
This paper discusses the binding and release properties of hydrophobically modified hyperbranched polyglycerol-polyethylene glycol copolymers that were originally developed as human serum albumin (HSA) substitutes. Their unimolecular micellar nature in aqueous solution has been proven by size measurements and other spectroscopic methods. These polymers(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the tolerability, to establish a dosing regimen, and to evaluate the efficacy of intravesical docetaxel (DTX) formulations in a mouse model of bladder cancer. DTX in commercial formulation (Taxotere, DTX in Tween 80) or loaded in hyperbranched polyglycerols (HPGs) was evaluated. The synthesis and characterization(More)
Bone cement containing antibiotics is commonly used to treat orthopedic related infections. However, effective treatment (especially of resistant bacteria, methacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)) is compromised by very low levels of drug release so that typically less than 10% of loaded drug is released over a 6-week period. The objective of(More)
Recently, efficacy studies in mice have shown that amine-terminated cationic (CNP) nanoparticulate carriers of DTX offer an improved formulation of the drug for intravesical delivery. It is hypothesized that this improved efficacy may arise from a carrier mediated bladder exfoliation process that removes the urothelial barrier allowing for increased drug(More)
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