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Test agents effectively reduced the number and volume of tumours developing in the treatment period. In all groups there was an increase in the rate of tumour apoptosis and a reduced rate of proliferation.
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The study aims to investigate the impact of flexosomes (FLs) on transdermal delivery of meloxicam (MLX). FLs are composed of phospholipid, Tween 80, and ethanol which were prepared by film hydration method. The prepared FLs were characterized for particle size, zeta potential, and entrapment efficiency (EE). Ex vivo skin penetration studies were perfomed, and the best formulation was further evaluated using in vivo antiinflammatory activity test. FLs were in nano-size scale carring negative charge and observed high EE% and enhanced skin penetration of MLX compared to conventional liposomes (CLs). The best formula was FL4 which was composedof phospholipid (10%), Tween 80 (1.5%), and ethanol (40%). FL4 showed 143.4 nm vesicle size, 84% EE, and 31-fold ex vivo permeation enhancement through skin compared to CLs. The antiinflammatory activity of FL4 gel showed significant increase compared to control. This study observed the effectiveness of using FLs as carriers for transdermal delivery of MLX.
To compare the attitudes of French veterinarians to pain, and their provision of analgesia to animals, with that reported from other countries.
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We reviewed all US cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis reported to the FDA AERS database associated with the use of celecoxib, rofecoxib, valdecoxib and meloxicam since these agents were first marketed. We utilised AERS and drug use data to calculate reporting rates for each drug after the first 2 years of marketing. We obtained the background rate from the medical literature.
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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) elicit gastric damage through inhibition of the synthesis of prostaglandins that protect gastric cells and direct effect on mucous layer. As the latter effect is not well understood, we used acid hemolysis test in a model study on the cytotoxicity of nine NSAIDs. Human erythrocytes were used as model cells after their band 3 membrane protein was inhibited with DIDS (4,4'-diisothiocyano-2,2'-stilbenedisulfonate) that strongly suppressed the entry of acid into cytosole and postponed acid-induced hemolysis. These drugs did not produce measurable hemolysis in media buffered at pH 7.2. However, in acidic media (pH 3.4) they markedly reduced to a variable extent the prelytic interval (time spent by acid to accumulate overcritically in cytosole) and time for 50% hemolysis (acid resistance). The cytotoxicity of NSAID to erythrocytes at acidic medium was expressed by the inverse of the concentration (C50%) that reduced twofold acid resistance. It was related to the hydrophobicity of drug as the log of C50% depended linearly on the log of its critical concentration for the formation of micelles. Hence, the cytotoxicity of NSAIDs to model cells in acidic media apparently involved the transfer of protonated forms and accumulation of the drug and acid into cytosole. We conclude, the protonophore mechanism could be involved in the direct damage of erythrocytes in acidic media. Based on this cytotoxicity the NSAIDs were ranked as aspirin < paracetamol < nimesulide < diclofenac < piroxicam < meloxicam < ibuprofen < naproxen < indomethacin. This is roughly the same row that expresses the relative in vivo gastropathogenicity of NSAIDs, hence, it is likely this mechanism might damage gastric epithelial cells by generation of influx of NSAID and back diffusion of acid and producing stress conditions and apoptosis.
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It appeared that interaction between COX and the L-arginine/nitric oxide system truly exists in coronary circulation and may explain the causes of the observed effects.
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No sufficient research has focused on the relationship between meloxicam use and acute pancreatitis. This study aimed to explore this issue in Taiwan.
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TUNL training protocols were altered such that C57BL/6 mice were able to acquire the task. Following acquisition, dysfunction of the dorsal hippocampus (dHp) was induced using a fibre-sparing excitotoxin, and the effects of manipulation of several task parameters were examined.
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In the maximum registered dosage, nabumetone inhibits thromboxane production much more than meloxicam, signifying less COX-2 selectivity of the former. However, both nabumetone and meloxicam cause only minor impairment in platelet function in comparison with indomethacin and the difference between them is not significant.
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Pain, particularly chronic pain, is an underestimated ailment in cats. Veterinarians tend to under-diagnose and under-treat pain in this aloof and stoic species. Until recently, there was only one analgesic (i.e., butorphanol) approved in the United States for use in cats; but many analgesics, particularly opioids, have been used extra-label for this purpose. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been used sparingly in cats because of safety concerns, which are less of an issue with the newer agents. Meloxicam is the only NSAID labeled for use in cats in the United States, but other agents are available in this country and are labeled for use in cats in other countries.
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Eighty female cats presented for ovariohysterectomy were randomly allocated to one of two treatment groups in this assessor-blinded trial. After pre-anaesthetic assessment, the cats were premedicated with acepromazine (0.1 mg/kg). Anaesthesia was induced with thiopentone and maintained with halothane in oxygen. Forty cats received carprofen (4 mg/kg subcutaneously) and 40 received meloxicam (0.3 mg/kg subcutaneously) after anaesthetic induction. Following routine flank ovariohysterectomy the cats were assessed using visual analogue scale scores for pain and sedation over a 20-hour study period. Blood samples were taken before sedation and at 20 hours for serum biochemistry (urea, creatinine, alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase). There were no significant differences between the groups for pain and sedation scores. Serum biochemistry values were similar between the groups, with some differences within groups between the pre-sedation and 20-hour values. One cat in the carprofen group and two cats in the meloxicam group required rescue analgesia with intramuscular morphine (0.2 mg/kg).
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Relevant English-language publications were identified through a search of EMBASE, MEDLINE, and REFLINE using the terms aceclofenac, diclofenac, etodolac, ibuprofen, isoxicam, lornoxicam, meloxicam, nabumetone, naproxen, piroxicam, tenidap, tenoxicam, arthritis, OA (hip and knee), RA, rheumatic disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders for the period January 1970 to December 1997 (this review was conducted in 1998). Bibliographies of retrieved publications were reviewed for other potentially relevant articles. Selected publications were evaluated for quality (likelihood of bias) based on 4 factors (randomization procedure; completeness of patient and treatment information; standardization and completeness of outcome data; and reporting of attrition data).
To investigate the influence of ion pairing and chemical enhancers on the transdermal delivery of meloxicam.
To study the impact of therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as diclofenac, meloxicam, etoricoxib, and nimesulide, on systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) changes in a short period (3 days), as well as the risk of acute transient ischemic attack, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and acute cardiovascular events within 6 months after NSAID use.
Diclofenac potassium had the lowest T1/2 and the highest mean Css, muscle/Css, plasma (1.9 hours and 0.85±0.53, respectively). The mean Css, muscle/Css, plasma of sulindac, naproxen and ibuprofen were lower than other experimental NSAIDs.
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Twenty-one female Wistar-Albino rats (200-250g) were used in this study. The rats were divided in three groups: Saline group (n: 7, 2 ml), Acetylsalicylic acid group (n: 7, 100 mg/kg), and Meloxicam group (n: 7, 50 mg/kg). An hour after administration, the rats received a unilateral intranigral injection of 6-OHDA to produce the Parkinson model lesion. Rotational tests were performed two weeks later as follow-up. Immunohistochemical tests were performed in all groups to determine the severity of the lesion in the substantia nigra.
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Despite the widespread clinical use of cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors, dilemmas still exist about potential impact of these drugs on cardiovascular system. The present study was aimed to estimate the effects of different COX inhibitors (meloxicam, acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], and SC-560) on oxidative stress in isolated rat heart, with special focus on L-arginine/NO system. The hearts of male Wistar albino rats (total number n = 96, each group 12 rats, 8 weeks old, body mass 180-200 g) were retrogradely perfused according to the Langendorff technique at gradually increased perfusion pressure (40-120 cmH2O). After control experiments the hearts were perfused with the following drugs: 100 μmol/l ASA (Aspirin), alone or in combination with 30 μmol/l L-NAME, 0.3 μmol/l meloxicam (movalis) with or without 30 μmol/l L-NAME, 3 μmol/l meloxicam (alone or in combination with 30 μmol/l L-NAME), 30 μmol/l L-NAME, and administration of 0.25 μmol/l SC-560. In samples of coronary venous effluent the following oxidative stress markers were measured spectrophotometrically: index of lipid peroxidation (measured as thiobarbituric acid reactive substances [TBARS]), superoxide anion radical release (O2(-)), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). While ASA was found to have an adverse influence on redox balance in coronary circulation, and coronary perfusion, meloxicam and SC-560 do not negatively affect the intact model of the heart. Furthermore, all effects were modulated by NOS inhibition. It seems that interaction between COX and L-arginine/NO system truly exists in coronary circulation, and can be one of the possible causes for achieved effects. That means: those effects induced by different inhibitors of COX are modulated by subsequent inhibition of NOS.
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Surgical castration of young male piglets is now a generally accepted cause of serious distress and impairment of animal welfare. Awareness of this problem has created the moral commitment to seek for practical and more humane alternatives. As one possible alternative, the application of analgesics has been installed in Germany as an interim solution by the QS system, thus mandatory for the majority of German pig producers.Two analgesics have been authorised for this purpose. Both have been shown a significant positive impact on cortisol levels if administered pre-operatively. However, their effects on pain, stress and discomfort during castration, and on the post-castration period are conflicting. Thus, the aim of the present study was to compare the effects of Meloxicam and Flunixin on cortisol levels, behavioural indices, vocalisation, and wound healing of surgical castrated piglets in the field. There was no difference in vocalisation during castration in analgesic treated and untreated piglets. Piglets castrated under analgesia still had significantly elevated serum cortisol levels 30 min post castration, when compared to the sham castrated group. Both analgesics led to a significant impairment of behavioural indices and wound healing. It is concluded that analgesics can improve the welfare of piglets during the first part of the post-castration period. However, the benefits may be considered small and may not meet the requirements of the EU. Hence it is of high importance to prevent the interim practice of surgical castration of male piglets under analgesics from becoming implemented as a permanent condition in pig production.
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The study aimed to determine if patient satisfaction is predicted by improvement in patient-reported outcomes (PRO) 2 and 5 years after anterior cervical spine surgery.
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To compare the analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect of single doses of carprofen, etodolac, meloxicam, and butorphanol in dogs with induced acute synovitis (acute pain model) via kinetic gait analysis and orthopedic evaluation and examine measurement of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration as an indicator of treatment efficacy.
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Platelet aggregation was significantly less influenced, thromboxane levels were less inhibited (246 vs 117 pg/ml) and bleeding times were less prolonged with meloxicam than with naproxen (3.2 vs 2.3 min). Moreover, the results of all tests during meloxicam exposure were comparable with baseline values.
This study evaluated whether the automated behaviour recognition software 'HomeCageScan' (HCS) could detect behaviour changes and any positive analgesic effects in two mouse strains undergoing vasectomy (C3H/HeNCrl and C57BL/6). Another objective was to test the effectiveness of HCS in differentiating between the effects of each treatment relative to conventional manual analysis. Each control (unoperated) group consisted of four mice of each strain. They were either untreated mice, mice given meloxicam alone (10 mg/kg) or mice given either saline or meloxicam (10 mg/kg) 30 min prior to isoflurane anaesthesia. The vasectomized mice received either saline or meloxicam at 5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, again, 30 min prior to isoflurane anaesthesia. Filming began one hour following surgery. Each mouse was filmed for 6 min for the manual analysis and then for a further 20 min for analysis with HCS. In a time-matched test, HCS and the manual analysis produced activity data that generated identical conclusions regarding treatment effects and strain differences. Both HCS and the manual analysis found the C57BL/6 controls were overall more active, but not following vasectomy, when both types of analysis detected markedly reduced activity. Low-dose meloxicam (5 mg/kg) had a positive effect on postoperative mobility in the C3H/HeNCrl mice; however, increasing the dose rate progressively reduced this. These effects were also detected with the manual analysis. Overall, HCS provided a sufficiently accurate and rapid method of analysing mouse behaviour encouraging more prolonged assessments in the future. This capability and the possibility of training the software to recognize a greater range of behaviours, including pain-specific indicators, should be of considerable value for assessing postoperative behaviour in both mice and rats. This would allow analgesic requirements to be investigated in a greater range of rodent models than is currently feasible with conventional analysis methods.
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A decisive role in cancer development has been attributed to cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) activity, but the significance of COX-2 inhibitors in cancer treatment still needs to be thoroughly investigated. We studied the influence of meloxicam, a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug with preferential inhibitory effects on COX-2 compared to COX-1, on canine osteosarcoma (D-17) cells. We demonstrated that D-17 cells expressed mRNA and COX-2 protein. Treatment with meloxicam induced a time- and dose-dependent inhibition of cellular growth. To determine if apoptosis plays a role in meloxicam-induced cell death, we performed agarose gel electrophoresis and found a DNA-ladder pattern, typically seen in apoptosis, as well as early apoptotic changes by Annexin V tests. Furthermore, electron microscopy revealed ultrastructural alterations typical of apoptosis. Quantification of apoptotic cells by immunohistochemical staining of caspase 3 confirmed the results. However, further studies with meloxicam are necessary to assess its potential use for treatment of osteosarcomas in dogs.
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Our results showed a high inhibitory potency and selectivity of IMTP for COX-2. The substitution of a sulfonamide moiety to a methyl sulfone moiety effectively improved the blood clearance of the compound, indicating the loss of the cross reactivity with CA in (125)I-IMTP. (123)I-IMTP may be a potential SPECT radiopharmaceutical for COX-2 expression.
As part of anesthetic premedication (0 hours), 10 cats received buprenorphine (0.02 mg/kg) via OTM administration with additional doses at 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 hours and 11 cats received an equivalent total dose as a single SC injection of SR buprenorphine (0.12 mg/kg). The SR product contained buprenorphine hydrochloride in a proprietary SR matrix. All other anesthetic drugs and a single postoperative dose of meloxicam were administered similarly to all cats. Behavioral and physiologic variables were recorded, and signs of pain were assessed by use of 2 pain assessment scales and von Frey filament testing in each cat prior to premedication administration (baseline), during recovery from anesthesia (RFA), and at 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, and 72 hours.
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This study determined whether meloxicam in nanocapsules modifies stomach and liver damage caused by free meloxicam in mice. Male Swiss mice were treated with blank nanocapsules or meloxicam in nanocapsules or free meloxicam (10 mg/kg, intragastrically, daily for five days). On the seventh day, blood was collected to determine biochemical markers (glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, glutamic pyruvic transaminase, total bilirubin, unconjugated bilirubin, albumin and alkaline phosphatase). Stomachs and livers were removed for histological analysis. There was no significant difference in the biochemical markers in the plasma of mice. Meloxicam in nanocapsules did not have an ulcerogenic potential in the stomach or cause lipid peroxidation in the stomach and liver. Free meloxicam increased the ulcerogenic potential in the stomach and lipid peroxidation in the stomach and liver. Meloxicam in nanocapsules caused less histological changes than free meloxicam. In conclusion, polymeric nanocapsules can represent a technological alternative to reduce the toxicity caused by meloxicam.
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To evaluate the effects of copaiba oil on jaw defects repair in Wistar rats treated with bioglass or adipose tissue.
Synoviocytes play a crucial role in the inflammatory response leading to structural damage in OA. Our aim was to assess the effects of diacerein and NSAIDs on cellular responses of synoviocytes associated with inflammation and structural integrity of cartilage in OA.
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of long-term administration of NSAIDs on fecal alpha(1)-PI concentrations in dogs.
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Meloxicam is a new non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which has a higher activity cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) than against cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1), with potentially high anti-inflammatory and analgesic action. The voltammetric behaviour of meloxicam was studied using direct current (DC), differential pulse polarography (DPP) and cyclic voltammetry (CV). The influence of several variables (including nature of the buffer, pH, concentration, modulation amplitude, scan rate, drop size, etc.) was examined in DPP method for meloxicam. The best DPP response was obtained in acetate buffer pH 4.88. The peak currents were measured with a static mercury drop electrode at -1.49 V versus Ag/AgCl. Calibration curve for meloxicam was linear at a concentration range from 0.38 to 15.0 microg ml(-1). The method was validated and applied to the determination of meloxicam in tablets, which were in two different dosage forms. A spectrophotometric method reported in the literature was utilized as a comparison method. There were no significant differences between the results obtained by two methods. DPP method is also available and applicable for the determination of mentioned substance in plasma. Mean recovery was 99.20+/-0.37%. It was concluded that the developed method was accurate, sensitive, precise, reproducible and useful for the quality control of meloxicam in pharmaceuticals and spiked plasma.