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BACKGROUND The delivery of antipseudomonal antibiotics by inhalation to Pseudomonas aeruginosa-infected subjects with non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis is a logical extension of treatment strategies successfully developed in CF bronchiectasis. Dual release ciprofloxacin for inhalation (DRCFI) contains liposomal ciprofloxacin, formulated to optimise(More)
Except for management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in cystic fibrosis, there are no approved inhaled antibiotic treatments for any other diseases or for infections from other pathogenic microorganisms such as tuberculosis, non-tuberculous mycobacteria, fungal infections or potential inhaled biowarfare agents including Francisella tularensis, Yersinia(More)
Liposomal ciprofloxacin nanoparticles were developed to overcome the rapid clearance of antibiotics from the lungs. The formulation was evaluated for its release profile using an air interface Calu-3 cell model and further characterised for aerosol performance and antimicrobial activity. Liposomal and free ciprofloxacin formulations were nebulised directly(More)
Previously, we showed that the encapsulation and release properties of a liposomal ciprofloxacin formulation could be modified post manufacture, by addition of surfactant in concert with osmotic swelling of the liposomes. This strategy may provide more flexibility and convenience than the alternative of manufacturing multiple batches of liposomes differing(More)
The lung represents an attractive target for delivering gene therapy to achieve local and potentially systemic delivery of gene products. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the AERx Pulmonary Delivery System for delivering nonviral gene therapy formulations to the lung. We found that "naked" DNA undergoes degradation following(More)
BACKGROUND Previously we showed that the release properties of a liposomal ciprofloxacin (CFI) formulation could be attenuated by incorporation of drug nanocrystals within the vesicles. Rather than forming these drug nanocrystals during drug loading, they were created post manufacture simply by freezing and thawing the formulation. The addition of(More)
In order to attenuate the drug release rate, a single freeze-thaw step was previously shown to convert encapsulated drug into a single nanocrystal within each liposome vesicle. The goal of this study was to alter the nanocrystalline character, and thus the drug encapsulation state and release profile, by addition of surfactant prior to freeze-thaw. A(More)
The sensitivity theory is applied to derive a linear approximation to the functional dependence of some steady state quantities of therapeutic significance on pharmacokinetic parameters obtained from the biexponential response to a single drug dose. The error of a steady state prediction depends in general on two terms. The first one may be viewed as an(More)
A new device for the administration of bronchodilators to asthmatics by nebulisation has been developed. Nebuliser therapy, in many patients more effective than other forms of drug delivery, has been limited by the need to provide patients with units driven by compressed air. Solutions can be nebulised by contact with a rapidly spinning horizontal disc.(More)
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