Margarita María Puig

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BACKGROUND Opioid-induced delayed hyperalgesia and allodynia have been reported in human and animal models. The authors evaluated the influence of different opioids used during clinical anesthesia on nociceptive sensitivity and incisional pain in mice. The role of the inducible nitric oxide synthase on surgical pain and opioid-induced pronociception also(More)
The long-lasting post-surgical changes in nociceptive thresholds in mice, indicative of latent pain sensitization, were studied. The contribution of kappa opioid and N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors was assessed by the administration of nor-binaltorphimine or MK-801; dynorphin levels in the spinal cord were also determined. Animals underwent a plantar(More)
The quantification of the synergistic interactions (beneficial and adverse) of analgesic drug combinations in humans has been elusive. We propose a new procedure based on analgesic requirements (i.v.-PCA) and pain intensity (VAS-PI). One hundred and one post-hysterectomy patients received at the time of analgesia request (TAR) tramadol (100 mg, group I) or(More)
The ultra-short-acting mu-opioid receptor (MOR) agonist remifentanil enhances postsurgical pain when used as main anesthetic in animal models and man. Although the mechanism/s involved are poorly characterized, changes in opioid receptor expression could be a relevant feature. Using a mouse model of postoperative pain, we assessed the expression of MOR and(More)
The antinociception induced by the intraperitoneal coadministration of combinations of paracetamol with the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, meloxicam, metamizol, naproxen, nimesulide, parecoxib and piroxicam was studied by isobolographic analysis in the acetic acid abdominal constriction test of mice(More)
Using morphine as a prototype opiate anesthetic, the dispositional changes and cardiovascular effects during hypothermia (30 degrees C) and hyperthermia (40 degrees C) in dogs under isoflurane anesthesia was assessed. Single intravenous bolus injection of 1 mg/kg morphine resulted in a significant and sustained decrease in mean arterial pressure in(More)
The development of neuropathic pain is associated with multiple changes in gene expression occurring in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and spinal cord. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether the disruption of CB1 cannabinoid receptor gene modulates the changes induced by neuropathic pain in the expression of mu- (MOR), delta- (DOR) and kappa-opioid(More)
  • M M Puig, O Pol
  • The Journal of pharmacology and experimental…
  • 1998
The study describes a model of chronic intestinal inflammation in mice. Inflammation was induced by the administration of one dose of croton oil (CO) (acute CO) or two doses (chronic CO) of intragastric CO, whereas controls received saline (SS); GI transit was measured with charcoal. Chronic CO induced intestinal inflammation substantiated by optical(More)
The effect of two commonly used methods to immobilize the animals, viz. tube restrainer and wrapping in a diaper (chux) on the tail flick latency in immersion test, was evaluated in mice using a stimulus temperature of 50 degrees C. The animals were immobilized either in the tube or chux briefly (25-30 sec) during the tail flick measurements. The basal tail(More)
1. Electrically induced contraction of guinea pig ileum myenteric plexus-longitudinal muscle was inhibited by ketamine and halothane with IC50s of 2.1 x 10(-4) M and 1.8 v/v% respectively. 2. The inhibitory action of ketamine was partially antagonized by naloxone and the selective kappa antagonist nor-binaltorphimine. 3. The actions of ketamine and(More)