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BACKGROUND The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (BTZ), used in antineoplastic chemotherapy, must be diluted in NaCl 0.9% for injection and stored for no more than 3 hours in a syringe or 8 hours in a vial. Better information on its stability could improve storage. OBJECTIVE To assess the stability of BTZ solution (1 mg/mL) in syringes and vials. METHODS(More)
To assess the stability of fludrocortisone acetate oral solutions prepared from tablets and powder at three temperatures over a 60-days period. Solutions of fludrocortisone acetate 40 microg/ml were prepared from commercially available 0.05-mg tablets and powder in ethanol 17% v/v. They stored in an amber glass prescription bottles at +4, +23 and +40(More)
Transport across the BBB is a determinant of the rate and extent of drug distribution in the brain. Heroin exerts its effects through its principal metabolites 6-monoacetyl-morphine (6-MAM) and morphine. Morphine is a known substrate of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) at the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) however, little is known about the interaction of heroin and 6-MAM(More)
Utilizing an automated, Dashiell-type hexagonal maze, it was demonstrated that RHA rats: 1) were more active, 2) reversed direction more often, 3) entered radial (blind) alleys less often, and 4) displayed shorter latencies than did RLA rats. Direction reversals (U-turns) tended to increase from day to day with the RHA rats, whereas the opposite was true(More)
PURPOSE To study the stability of levamisole oral solutions (25 mg/mL) prepared from powder and tablets stored at 4 +/- 3 degrees C and 23 +/- 2 degrees C in amber glass prescription bottles. METHODS Levamisole 25 mg/mL solutions were prepared from commercially available 50-mg tablets or from pure powder in sterile water. Levamisole concentrations were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the stability of a bethanechol chloride oral solution prepared from tablets. METHOD The initial concentrations were determined. These solutions were stored at 4 degrees C for 90 days. During this period, the concentrations of the bethanechol chloride solutions were determined by spectrophotometry. The clinical efficacy of the oral(More)
BACKGROUND Drink-driving is a crime and traffic offences are a common cause of detention in police custody. Legal assessment of alcohol intoxication is based on breath or blood testing. We hypothesize that refusal of breath alcohol testing or inability to perform it can correspond to singular medical characteristics of the detainee, possibly assaulted or(More)
BACKGROUND Methanol, acetaldehyde, acetone, and ethanol, which are commonly used as biomarkers of several diseases, in acute intoxications, and forensic settings, can be detected and quantified in biological fluids. Gas chromatography (GC)-mass spectrometry techniques are complex, require highly trained personnel and expensive materials. Gas chromatographic(More)
OBJECTIVE Routine clinical diagnosis of Streptococcus pyogenes in pharyngitis is not always easy. The use in common practice of rapid diagnosis test (RDT), might offer a best control of the antibiotic treatments. The aim of this study is to present seven rapid diagnosis tests, to assess their feasibility and finally to determine the bacteriological(More)