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  • 1.
    Aalto, Mervi Anneli
    University of Kalmar, School of Pure and Applied Natural Sciences.
    Vill kunder handla receptfria läkemedel i dagligvaruhandeln?: - En enkätundersökning2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    I Sverige har det statliga apoteketsmonopolet ifrågasatts en längre tid och regeringen utreder nu möjligheten att konkurrensutsätta läkemedelsförsäljningen. Det har även föreslagits i den statliga utredningen (SOU 2008:4 del 2) att ett begränsat sortiment av OTC läkemedel (over the counter = receptfria läkemedel) ska få säljas i dagligvaruhandeln utan farmaceutiskt kompetenskrav. Vid korrekt användning och tillgång till rätt rådgivning kan OTC läkemedel vara till en stor hjälp för den enskilde individen vid egenvård och därigenom också bidra till avlastning på sjukvårdens resursers. Vid felanvändning av OTC läkemedel (över/underdosering, fel indikationsområde etc.), kan de istället få motsatt effekt. Syftet med denna enkätstudie var därför att utforska om konsumenter av OTC läkemedel i Sverige önskar få tillgång till dessa läkemedel i t ex livsmedelsbutiker, där de inte har tillgång till personlig farmaceutisk rådgivning, vidare var avsikten att undersöka hur de i dagligvaruhandeln önskade få läkemedelsinformation. I februari 2008 gjordes en enkätstudie i Västervik som inkluderade 48 deltagare varav 29 kvinnor och 19 män. Studien visade att 71 % av deltagarna hade en positiv inställning till att köpa OTC läkemedel i livsmedelsbutiker, 58 % skulle skaffa information genom läkemedelsförpackning och bipacksedel i kombination med att de tidigare använt läkemedlet. Önskan om tillgång till personlig rådgivning på inköpsstället var störst i åldern ≤ 35 år, där 38 % ansåg sig vilja det. Slutsats av studien är att majoriteten vill kunna handla OTC läkemedel i dagligvaruhandeln och information skulle de få främst från läkemedelsförpackning/bipacksedel i kombination med erfarenheter från tidigare användning.

    2008:F5

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  • 2.
    Abad, Nadeem
    et al.
    aTrustlife Labs, Drug Research & Development Center, 34774 Istanbul, Turkiye.
    Buhlak, Shafeek
    aTrustlife Labs, Drug Research & Development Center, 34774 Istanbul, Turkiye.
    Hajji, Melek
    bResearch Unit: Electrochemistry, Materials and Environment, University of Kairouan, 3100 Kairouan, Tunisia.
    Saffour, Sana
    aTrustlife Labs, Drug Research & Development Center, 34774 Istanbul, Turkiye.
    Akachar, Jihane
    aTrustlife Labs, Drug Research & Development Center, 34774 Istanbul, Turkiye.
    Kesgun, Yunus
    aTrustlife Labs, Drug Research & Development Center, 34774 Istanbul, Turkiye.
    Al-Ghulikah, Hanan
    cDepartment of Chemistry, College of Science, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, P.O. Box 84428, Riyadh 11671, Saudi Arabia, P.O. Box 84428.
    Hanashalshahaby, Essam
    aTrustlife Labs, Drug Research & Development Center, 34774 Istanbul, Turkiye.
    Turkez, Hasan
    dDepartment of Medical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkiye.
    Mardinoglu, Adil
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Protein Science, Systems Biology. KTH, Centres, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. fCentre for Host-Microbiome Interactions, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King's College London, London, SE1 9RT, United Kingdom.
    Unveiling structural features, chemical reactivity, and bioactivity of a newly synthesized purine derivative through crystallography and computational approaches2024In: Journal of Molecular Structure, ISSN 0022-2860, E-ISSN 1872-8014, Vol. 1311, article id 138400Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We introduce the synthesis and characterization of a novel purine derivative, 2-amino-6‑chloro-N,N-diphenyl-7H-purine-7-carboxamide. X-ray crystallography was utilized to elucidate its molecular and crystal structure. A comprehensive crystal packing analysis uncovered a network of diverse intermolecular interactions, including classical and unconventional hydrogen bonding. Remarkably, a unique halogen···π (C—Cl···π(ring)) interaction was identified and theoretically analyzed within a multi-approach quantum mechanics (QM) framework, revealing its lone-pair⋯π (n→π*) nature. Furthermore, insights into the electronic and chemical reactivity properties are provided by means of Conceptual Density Functional Theory (CDFT) at wB97X-D/aug-cc-pVTZ level. The compound's drug-likeness, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology profiles are assessed using ADMETlab 2.0. Finally, molecular docking simulations were conducted to evaluate its bioactivity as a potential cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. This study significantly advances our understanding of purine structure and reactivity, offering valuable insights for the development of targeted purine-based COX-2 inhibitors and anticancer therapeutics.

  • 3.
    Abada, Mariam
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.
    Vilka problem finns det med förfalskade läkemedel?2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Världsmarknaden för läkemedlen beräknades år 2011 till 900 miljarder US$ enligt IMS-health. Marknaden för illegala läkemedel uppskattas vara värd mellan 75-200 miljarder dollar. I Sverige uppskattas den illegala läkemedelsmarknaden till motsvarande ≤0,5 %. Straffet för insmuggling av läkemedel till Sverige är böter eller max 2 års fängelse. Tullverket räknar med att man endast hittar 10 % av det som smugglas in. I andra länder kan straffet variera mellan böter (ekonomisk brottslighet i Afrika) till dödsstraff i Kina.

    I Utvecklingsländerna uppskattas 10-30 % av alla läkemedel som säljs vara förfalskade, jmf 1 % I-länderna. l. Förekomsten av förfalskade läkemedel har många allvarliga konsekvenser på människor som exempelvis, utebliven effekt, toxiska reaktioner, förgiftningar, som kan i värsta fall leda till döden. Ett annat alvarligt problem är resistensutveckling, ökad spridning av smittsamammasjukdomar som exempel, tuberkulos och/ eller HIV/AIDS.

    Syftet med detta examensarbete är att besvara frågan: Vilka problem ger den ökande förekomsten av förfalskade läkemedel i samhället. Undersökningen fokuserar på livstidsläkemedel, dvs ett läkemedel en person måste ta resten av sitt liv för behandling av sin kroniska sjukdom.

    För att komma till rätta med de problem, som förfalskade läkemedel, skapar krävs ett mer utvecklat samarbete mellan olika läkemedelsmyndigheter, läkemedelsföretag, internationella polisorganisationer, tull m.fl. Arbetet med att utveckla förpackningar som är svåra att förfalska bör intensifieras. Straffsatser bör kanske ses över. Det är viktigt att öka medvetandet bland allmänheten om risker med att köpa läkemedel utanför apotek (t ex via nätet).

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  • 4.
    Abass Abdulkadir, Sazan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    The Use of a Clinical Decision Support System to Identify Potential Drug-Related Problems: Focused on the Types of Alerts for Pediatric Patients2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Sweden is among the top countries with the greatest use of e-prescriptions at a national level. A clinical decision support system called Electronic Expert Support (EES) is available at all pharmacies in Sweden to examine e-prescriptions in connection with the dispensing to prevent drug related problems (DRPs). DRPs result in patient suffering and substantial costs for society. The types of alerts generated for pediatric patients at Swedish pharmacies using EES-system has not been studied before, to the best of our knowledge. Aim: The aim of this research is to study the use of EES at pharmacies in Sweden for the pediatric population (ages 0-12 years), by describing what types of alerts for potential DRPs are generated, how they are handled and how the use of EES has changed over time. Method: Data on the number and categories of EES analyses, alerts, and resolved alerts was provided by the Swedish eHealth Agency. Results: The study shows that the use of EES has increased. The most common type of generated alert for a potential DRP among pediatric was high dose pediatric (30,3% of all alerts generated). The most common type of alert for a potential DRP that was resolved among pediatrics was therapy duplication (45,8%). The most common reason for closing an alert was dialogue with patient for verification of the treatment (66,3% of all closed alerts). Conclusion: Knowledge of which type of alerts that are the most common may contribute to increased prescriber awareness of important potential DRPs. Future studies should investigate the clinical relevance of the generated alerts for the pediatric population.

  • 5.
    Abass Abdulkadir, Sazan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy. Uppsala Univ, Fac Pharm, Dept Pharm, S-75237 Uppsala, Sweden..
    Wettermark, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy. Uppsala Univ, Fac Pharm, Dept Pharm, S-75237 Uppsala, Sweden..
    Hammar, Tora
    Linnaeus Univ, eHlth Inst, Dept Med & Optometry, S-39182 Kalmar, Sweden..
    Potential Drug-Related Problems in Pediatric Patients-Describing the Use of a Clinical Decision Support System at Pharmacies in Sweden2023In: Pharmacy, E-ISSN 2226-4787, Vol. 11, no 1, article id 35Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The clinical support system Electronic Expert Support (EES) is available at all pharmacies in Sweden to examine electronic prescriptions when dispensing to prevent drug-related problems (DRPs). DRPs are common, and result in patient suffering and substantial costs for society. The aim of this research was to study the use of EES for the pediatric population (ages 0-12 years), by describing what types of alerts are generated for potential DRPs, how they are handled, and how the use of EES has changed over time. Data on the number and categories of EES analyses, alerts, and resolved alerts were provided by the Swedish eHealth Agency. The study shows that the use of EES has increased. The most common type of alert for a potential DRP among pediatric patients was regarding high doses in children (30.3% of all alerts generated). The most common type of alert for a potential DRP that was resolved among pediatrics was therapy duplication (4.6% of the alerts were resolved). The most common reason for closing an alert was dialogue with patient for verification of the treatment (66.3% of all closed alerts). Knowledge of which type of alerts are the most common may contribute to increased prescriber awareness of important potential DRPs.

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  • 6.
    Abass, mariam
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Mortalitet bland covid-19 antikoagulantia användare patienter och icke-antikoagulantia användare: en systematisk översikt2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Covid-19 is a serious infectious disease that was first discovered in China in 2019. The disease spread very quickly, infecting over 40 million globally and leading to more than a million deaths. The damage caused by the corona infection led to severe thromboembolic conditions that led to death. Therefore, anticoagulants were used in connection with corona to prevent the thromboembolic conditions. But has the use of anticoagulants in covid-19 patients really affected mortality?    Aim: To make a systematic review that explores whether anticoagulant use among COVID-19 patients affect mortality.    Methods: A systematic search was conducted September in 2022 of published studies on PubMed associated with mortality and use of anticoagulants in covid-19 patients. The articles reviewed were selected based on defined PICO and inclusion and exclusion criteria. Types of studies reviewed were cohort and case-control studies.    Results & conclusions:   A total of 20 different studies were studied and based on them it is concluded that anticoagulant treatment associated with lower mortality in severely ill covid-19 patients has been demonstrated. However, bleeding risk was observed in other covid-19 patients due to use of anticoagulants.

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  • 7.
    Abbasi, Mina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Translational aspects of unbound brain to plasma concentration ratios2012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction:  The unbound brain-to-plasma concentration ratio (Kp,uu,brain) is one of the most important indicators for brain penetration in the area of CNS drug discovery and development. Kp,uu,brain can be calculated by combining the total brain-to-plasma concentration ratio (Kp,brain),  the brain free fraction (fu,brain) and  the plasma free fraction (fu,p).

    Aim:  This study has three purposes, to calculate Kp,uu,brain from publications in humans,  to collect data regarding species differences in Kp,uu,brain and to see whether Kp,uu,brain in humans differs in different  brain regions or not.

    Materials and Methods:  The values of Kp, brain were derived from positron emission tomography (PET), MRS (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy), and brain surgery for tumor removal. fu,brain and fu,p were collected from brain homogenate, equilibrium dialysis and ultrafiltration studies.

    Results:  Data on Kp,brain was sparse in the literature. Kp,uu,brain was calculated for sixteen different drugs in humans. According to the calculation, nine of these sixteen compounds were found to be actively influxed into the brain, six were actively effluxed from the BBB and one had a passive diffusion. Depending on the compound, Kp,uu,brain was higher or smaller in humans compared to mice and rats.  Kp,uu,brain for five compounds were calculated for different brain regions. Four compounds had a higher Kp,uu,brain value in almost all other regions than the cerebellum and one had a higher Kp,uu,brain in cerebellum than in the other regions.

    Conclusions:  No definite conclusion on Kp,uu,brain in humans, species differences in Kp,uu,brain  or Kp,uu,brain  in different human brain regions could be reached in this study. In view of the importance of Kp,uu,brain  in CNS drug discovery and development, more studies on Kp,uu,brain in humans and in the other species are required.

  • 8.
    Abdaljaleel, Ghofran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Tablettillverkning genom användning av torrgranulering (valspressning)2020Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 9.
    Abdellatif, Maysoon Sami
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences (from 2013).
    Utvärdering av önskade och oönskade effekter av cannabisbaserade läkemedel vid multipel skleros, med fokus på Sativex®: – En litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Abdel-Rehim, Mohamed
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy.
    Influence of ammonia as carrier gas on separation and detection performance in capillary gas chromatography 1994Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Abdelwahab, Mahmoud Tareq
    et al.
    Univ Cape Town, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Wasserman, Sean
    Univ Cape Town, Dept Med, Div Infect Dis & HIV Med, Cape Town, South Africa.;Univ Cape Town, Wellcome Ctr Infect Dis Res Africa, Inst Infect Dis & Mol Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Brust, James C. M.
    Albert Einstein Coll Med, Div Gen Internal Med, New York, NY USA.;Albert Einstein Coll Med, Div Infect Dis, New York, NY USA..
    Gandhi, Neel R.
    Emory Univ, Rollins Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Epidemiol, Atlanta, GA USA.;Emory Univ, Rollins Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Global Hlth, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA.;Emory Univ, Emory Sch Med, Dept Med Infect Dis, Atlanta, GA USA..
    Meintjes, Graeme
    Univ Cape Town, Dept Med, Div Infect Dis & HIV Med, Cape Town, South Africa.;Univ Cape Town, Wellcome Ctr Infect Dis Res Africa, Inst Infect Dis & Mol Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Everitt, Daniel
    Global Alliance TB Drug Dev, New York, NY USA..
    Diacon, Andreas
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa.;Stellenbosch Univ, Dept Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Dawson, Rodney
    Univ Cape Town, Lung Inst, Cape Town, South Africa.;Univ Cape Town, Div Pulmonol, Dept Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Wiesner, Lubbe
    Univ Cape Town, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Svensson, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Radboud Inst Hlth Sci, Dept Pharm, Med Ctr, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Maartens, Gary
    Univ Cape Town, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa.;Univ Cape Town, Wellcome Ctr Infect Dis Res Africa, Inst Infect Dis & Mol Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Denti, Paolo
    Univ Cape Town, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Clofazimine pharmacokinetics in patients with TB: dosing implications2020In: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, ISSN 0305-7453, E-ISSN 1460-2091, Vol. 75, no 11, p. 3269-3277Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Clofazimine is in widespread use as a key component of drug-resistant TB regimens, but the recommended dose is not evidence based. Pharmacokinetic data from relevant patient populations are needed to inform dose optimization. Objectives: To determine clofazimine exposure, evaluate covariate effects on variability, and simulate exposures for different dosing strategies in South African TB patients. Patients and methods: Clinical and pharmacokinetic data were obtained from participants with pulmonary TB enrolled in two studies with intensive and sparse sampling for up to 6 months. Plasma concentrations were measured by LC-MS/MS and interpreted with non-Linear mixed-effects modelling. Body size descriptors and other potential covariates were tested on pharmacokinetic parameters. We simulated different dosing regimens to safely shorten time to average daily concentration above a putative target concentration of 0.25 mg/L. Results: We analysed 1570 clofazimine concentrations from 139 participants; 79 (57%) had drug-resistant TB and 54 (39%) were HIV infected. Clofazimine pharmacokinetics were well characterized by a three-compartment model. Clearance was 11.5 L/h and peripheral volume 10500 L for a typical participant. Lower plasma exposures were observed in women during the first few months of treatment, explained by higher body fat fraction. Model-based simulations estimated that a Loading dose of 200 mg daily for 2 weeks would achieve average daily concentrations above a target efficacy concentration 37 days earlier in a typical TB participant. Conclusions: Clofazimine was widely distributed with a Long elimination half-Life. Disposition was strongly influenced by body fat content, with potential dosing implications for women with TB.

  • 12.
    abdi, bahja omar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Double-checking advanced drug reconstitution in pediatric care2021Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background 

    An evidence-and experience-based pediatric drug information system, ePed, was developed in Sweden to gather pediatric drug therapy information. Recently a database, Advanced Reconstitution Module (ARM), was designed to detect errors in the reconstitution of high-risk drugs. ARM is integrated with ePed and has a front-end system called ReVal that facilitates communication between the database and DrugLog (an ultraviolet spectrophotometer).  

    Aim 

    The study’s main aim was to ensure correct drug management of high-risk drugs in the neonatal units at Karolinska University Hospital. The study had three objectives; (1) Determination of the prevalence of dilution error for high-risk drugs, (2) Evaluation of the staff experiences with the ARM-system, (3) Investigation of the adsorption of insulin on plastic material.  

    Methods

    Stage 1: Random samples of nine different diluted high-risk drugs used in clinical practice were collected and measured with DrugLog. Stage 2: Recruited participants prepared insulin using ARM. The reconstituted insulin from stage 2 was further studied. 

    Results

    Stage 1: Out of 168 samples, 44.6 % (95 %CI 37.3 %-52.2 %) contained concentrations outside of the acceptable limit (± 10 %). Stage 2: None of the participants found the ARM process difficult, and 34 % of the insulin prepared was outside of the acceptable range. No difference in adsorption (PVC vs. PVC-free lines) was found for insulin.  

    Conclusions

    The first objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of dilution error. With an overall rate of error of 44,6 % the main conclusion that can be drawn from this study is the need for a system that can help minimize this rate of error. The second objective was to evaluate the staff experiences with ARM which was identified to be a simple method according to the participants. More profound studies have to be performed in order to investigate insulins adsorption to plastic which was the studies third objective.  

  • 13.
    Abdiwoli, Abdisalam
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    pH-responsive release of proteins from colloidal capsules for oral drug delivery2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Biologics are an important part of modern healthcare and are mostly administered parenterally due to the fact that it is the route of administration that avoids degradation of biologics and ensures their systemic exposure. However, there is a need to develop oral drug delivery formulations for local treatment of diseases in the gastrointestinal tract (GI). Colloidal capsules is a formulation that can potentially facilitate oral administration of biologics. There have been studies on colloidal capsules and the various ways of manufacturing them, one of which is “Emulsion-based method”. The aim of this study was to produce colloidal capsules made of silica nanoparticles through emulsion-based method, coat them to study their pH-responsive release and characterize them. Encapsulation of a model protein in the silica colloidal capsules was also attempted. pH-responsive release was not studied due to limited access to the laboratory and, a literature study of articles about colloidal capsules was conducted instead, regarding different aspects of colloidal capsule synthesis and encapsulation of various compunds. Web of science was the database used to find scientific studies that specifically produced colloidal capsules. Colloidal capsules were synthesized using a Pickering-emulsion method. Commercially available SiO2 nanoparticles were used to form the capsules by ultrasonication.  The hydrodynamic size and capsule morphology were analyzed using dynamic light scattering (DLS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively. Zeta potential was measured through electrophoretic light scattering (ELS). Articles for the literature study were found using the “web of science” database. Colloidal capsules were successfully produced, coated and characterized. Additionally, the literature study shows that there diverse colloidal capsule synthesis conditions, model proteins and applications for colloidal capsules.

  • 14.
    Abdo, Jasmin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.
    Tidig insulinbehandling för typ II diabetiker2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Diabetes mellitus är en av de vanligaste endokrina sjukdomarna och de vanligaste formerna är typ I och typ II. Idag har ca 350 000 personer i Sverige diabetes och av dessa har 85-90% diabetes typ II. Typ II diabetes börjar med insulinresistens och så småningom blir det avtagande funktion av β- cellerna vilket leder till nedsatt insulinkänslighet och främsta orsakerna till typ II diabetes är övervikt och fetma. Det finns olika behandlingsrekommendationer för att behandla typ II diabetiker för att minska att sena komplikationer uppstår. Främst genom livsstilsförändringar som kost och fysisk aktivitet, men då dessa inte räcker till kan perorala läkemedel komma i efterhand och om inte det heller ger tillräcklig effekt kan insulinbehandling sättas in. Ca 50 % av typ II diabetiker får insulin efter 10 års sjukdom.

    Syftet med arbetet är att undersöka om det finns en god implikation av att sätta in insulin tidigare än det som redan är rekommenderat.

    Denna litteraturstudie är baserad på artiklar hämtade från databasen PubMed. Sammanlagt har fem randomiserade kontrollerade studier granskats.

    Resultaten visar att en HbA1c-sänkning med ca 1,5 - 2,0 % kan erhållas samt också en bibehållen β- cellfunktion vid insättning av insulin. Insulinbehandlingen bör sättas in så snart HbA1c går över 7,5 % istället för att vänta en viss tid. Den kan sättas in hos behandlingsnaiva personer med framträdande symtom eftersom insulin fortfarande sänker HbA1c och det finns inget som tyder på att insulin inte kan sättas in tidigare än det som är rekommenderat.

    Slutsatsen som dras är att stödja intensiv behandling som gör att HbA1c hålls på en så låg nivå det är möjligt och när målvärden för HbA1c inte kan hållas kan insulin med fördel sättas in hos typ II diabetiker som behandlats med perorala antidiabetika.

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  • 15.
    Abdul Karim, Jasmin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Quality Assessment of Clinical Investigation Notifications for Medical Devices under the New Regulatory Guidelines of Regulation (EU) 2017/7452024Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As of 26 May 2021, Regulation (EU) 2017/745 also known as the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) became applicable in the European Union, replacing the previous Directives for Medical Devices (93/42/EEC and 90/385/EEC). The new law significantly changed the European legal framework for medical devices, introducing new principles and responsibilities for the national authorities. As of the implementation of MDR, sponsors are required to submit notifications through the national Competent Authority in EU/EEA concerning clinical investigations of already CE-marked medical devices that are to be used within their intended purpose. The aim of this study was to investigate and assess the study documentations submitted with a notification of a clinical investigation concerning a medical device, and their alignment with what is required according to MDR and applicable national legislation and guidance. The method involved systematic verification of essential documents, including evidence of CE-marking and alignment with intended purposes. Systematic controls ensured consistency, and data analysis identified patterns and implications for regulatory adherence. The data analysis included all 42 notifications submitted to the Swedish Medical Products Agency within the timeframe 26/MAY/2021-31/MAY/2023. The results revealed a consistent submission of some essential documents, which demonstrated a foundational understanding of regulatory requirements, but also some notifications that lacked alignment with the MDR and applicable standards, suggesting a knowledge gap among sponsors and emphasising the need for enhanced awareness and compliance. 

  • 16.
    Abdulameer, Shams
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Test och utvärdering av Janusmed Riskprofil i valideringssystemet SAPVAL vid Akademiska sjukhuset i Uppsala (System Assisted Pharmaceutical VALidation)2022Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    Abdulbasid Samad, Delan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Pharmacology.
    Farmaceut-patientkommunikation på öppenvårdsapotek i Kurdistan: En observationsstudie som undersöker i vilken omfattning apotekspersonalen informerar om läkemedelsanvändningen och dess verkan.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Apotekens riktlinjer har utvecklats från att ha begränsat farmaceuter ideras utdelning av medicin till att ge råd eller erbjuda rådgivning om patientens medicinering. Det är viktigt att farmaceuter ger rådgivning kring patienters medicinering då det ger effektivt behandlingsresultat, ökad följsamhet och minskar konfusion och osäkerhet hos patienten. Studier har visat att den farmaceutiska rådgivningen varierar mycket på apotek. En svensk studie har visat att samtalet mellan farmaceut och patient fokuserar mer på ekonomi och regelverk än att ge farmaceutiskrådgivning. Det har tidigare inte gjorts studier på hur kommunikation samt den farmaceutiska rådgivningen fungerar i mellanöstern.

    Syfte: Syftet med den här studien är att undersöka kommunikationen mellan farmaceut och patient på öppenvårdsapotek i Kurdistan, Irak. Kommunikationen kommer att undersökas utifrån hur lång tid patientmötena tar och innehåll. Det som studeras är i vilken utsträckning apotekspersonalen konsulterar patienter samt den information som tillhandahålls till patienterna ur ett farmaceutiskt perspektiv.

    Metod: En kvantitativ och icke- deltagande observationsstudie där patientmöten observerades utifrån innehåll och tidsmätning av mötet. Observatören bockade avämnen som tas upp under mötet utefter en empirisk fastställd observationsmall.

    Resultat: 4 apotek deltog i studien och det gjordes sammanlagt 90 observationer varav 85 stycken inkluderades i studien. Apotekmiljön har en negativ påverkan på patientmötena, exempelvis att det saknas ett avskilt ställe för ett privatsamtal medpatienter, bullret i omgivningen och dålig organiserad läkemedel. Den stora delen av den medicinska konsulteringen är information om administrering, lite om läkemedelsverkan och nästan inget om biverkningar. Det icke-medicinska innehållet var frågor om pris och tillgänglighet av läkemedel.

    Diskussion: Det finns säkert många anledningar för varför kommunikationen inte är fokuserad på konsultering till patienter. En orsak kan vara otillräcklig kunskap bland informatörerna som konsultering kring biverkningar och läkemedels verkan exkluderas i kommunikationen. En annan förklaring kan vara att rådgivningen tar mer tid och at tapoteksägare upplever rådgivning som en dyr tjänst och av den anledningen inteprioriterar sin uppmärksamhet på läkemedelsrådgivning. Försäljningen som uppenbarligen inte ligger i att ge läkemedelsrådgivning till patienterna.

    Slutsats: Den här observationsstudien visade att mycket lite tid (medeltid 125,5 smin7 s/max 427 s) tillägnas till rådgivning kring patientens medicinering. Läkemedel är en stor behandlingsmetod inom hälso- och sjukvården av den orsaken borde farmaceutisk rådgivning vara tillgänglig för personer som besöker apotek. Resultatet avden här studien visar att dagens patientmöten på öppenvårdapotek i Kurdistan inte fokuserar på konsultering kring läkemedel. Eventuellt kommer patienten inte få ett nyttigt behandlingsresultat.

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  • 18.
    Abdulfattah, Amenah
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Variation in blood pressure target achievement in primary care centers2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is defined as a systolic and diastolic pressure over 140/90 mmHg. High blood pressure increases the risk for premature death, and previous research has shown that many patients do not reach targets and that there are differences between primary healthcare centers in the proportion of patient reaching targets. The reasons for these variations, however, are unknown. Aim: To investigate variations in blood pressure target achievement between primary care centers in Stockholm county and how different factors such as practice size, ownership, socioeconomic and antihypertensive drug treatment can influence this diversity. Method(s): This study was designed as a cross-sectional register study with a descriptive quantitative perspective. Data was collected from three sources: National Primary Care Quality register, Care Need Index for healthcare in Stockholm region and Stockholm County Council data warehouse VAL. The study included 179 out of all 227 primary care centers in the region. The proportion of all patients with hypertension reaching targets was assessed each year during 2019-2021, and correlations studied for potential predictors. Results: there was a variation between primary care centers in target blood pressure fulfillment, ranging from 22-66% during 2021, 23-63% during 2020 and 33-66% during 2019, respectively. There was no overall difference between public and private centers in the proportion of patients reaching targets, but a larger practice variation among private centers. No correlation was found between the other studied factors and target blood pressure fulfillment during 2021. Conclusion: There was a variation between primary care centers in the proportion of patients reaching blood pressure targets. Different practices may change ranking between years and other factors than practice size, ownership and socioeconomic appears to explain the variation.

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  • 19.
    Abdulhameed, Ingi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Bedömning av njurfunktionen hos cancerpatinter vid dosering av karboplatin2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Vid behandling av ett flertal cancertyper används läkemedlet karboplatin som doseras efter njurfunktionen. Karboplatin utsöndras huvudsakligen via njurarna och elimineringen bestäms framför allt av den glomerulära filtrationshastigheten (GFR). Därför krävs det en noggrann bedömning av njurfunktionen för en korrekt behandling. GFR kan både mätas till exempel med iohexolclearance eller skattas med hjälp av matematiska formler. Det råder en osäkerhet om vilka GFR-metoder som är lämpligast för att skatta njurfunktionen hos cancerpatienter som behandlas med karboplatin.

    Syfte: Att undersöka vilken eller vilka av följande sex GFR skattnings metoder, Cockcroft -Gault med okompenserat kreatinin (CGold), Cockcroft–Gault (CG) med kompenserat kreatinin, cystatin C-GFR, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study (MDRD4), Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) samt Lund-Malmö formeln (LM-reviderad), som bäst korrelerar till ”gold standard” metoden iohexolclearance, för att bättre kunna dosera karboplatin till cancerpatienter.

    Material och metoder: Femtioåtta cancerpatienter från Radiumhemmet som under 2013 genomfört iohexolclearance innan behandlingsstart med karboplatin inkluderades. GFR hos dessa patienter beräknades med ovanstående formler. Överensstämmelse mellan iohexolclearance och övriga GFR metoder bestämdes med bland annat linjär regression, bias och precision.

    Resultat: CGold och Cystatin C tenderar att underskatta GFR medan MDRD4, CKD-Epi och CG tenderar att överskatta GFR. LM-reviderad överensstämmer med iohexolclearance.

    Konklusion: Lund-Malmö formeln (LM-reviderad) är den metod som bäst korrelerar till ”gold standard” metoden iohexolclearance.

  • 20.
    Abdulqader, Ann
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences (from 2013).
    En jämförelse av effektivitet för protonpumpshämmare och histamin 2- receptorblockerare, vid behandling av gastroesofagealreflux, ventrikelulkus och duodenalulkus.: Litteraturstudie2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 21.
    Abdulrahim, Souad
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Evaluation of UTLAM PDMS with Rotating Membrane Diffusion Cell for In Vitro Lipolysis Assay of Felodipine Loaded LBF2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The number of poorly water-soluble drugs acquiring a high lipophilicity (BCS class II) have increased tremendously in the pharmaceutical development pipeline over the past decades. One of the solutions that has been conducted to overcome the low aqueous solubility problem was to co-administer these drugs with lipids or fats as lipid-based formulations (LBF). In vitro lipid digestion assays for drug loaded LBF have been used to predict the behaviour of these drugs in vivo in the GI tract. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of using Ultra-Thin Large Area PDMS membrane of (~10 μm) thickness with Rotating Membrane Diffusion Cell (RMDC) for in vitro lipolysis-permeation experiments for Felodipine loaded Lipid-based Formulation. Membrane fabrication was done using Sylgard 184 elastomer kit and spin-coater device to get the ultra-thin membranes of approximately 10 μm thickness. Felodipine loaded LBF (22mg/g Felodipine, LBF type: MC-IIIA) was digested in the RMDC at 100 rpm speed for 60 min at 37°C. 75 μl of Lucifer Yellow (10 mM) was used as a membrane integrity marker and was added to the donor chamber of (225 mL) volume prior to digestion to check for mass transfer through the membrane in the receiver chamber (70 mL). During the digestion phase, the maximum ionised fatty acids was 0.402 mmol at 59.6 min, however, the unionised fatty acids during back titration have reached 0.86 at 61.4 min. Lucifer Yellow mass transfer graphs showed a steady increase in the area under the curve at the time point 20 min, where it reached approximately 75 nmol min cm-2. The experiment needs to be repeated to be able to identify a more rigorously justified leak criterion for LY-PDMS. It should be noted that PDMS-LY partition experiments were planned, so that the partitioning affinity could be determined to predict the flux of Lucifer Yellow through PDMS. This secondary method would provide a priority leak criterion.

  • 22. Abdurahman, Samir
    et al.
    Vegvari, Akos
    Youssefi, Masoud
    Levi, Michael
    Höglund, Stefan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.
    Andersson, Elin
    Horal, Peter
    Svennerholm, Bo
    Balzarini, Jan
    Vahlne, Anders
    Activity of the small modified amino acid alpha-hydroxy glycineamide on in vitro and in vivo human immunodeficiency virus type 1 capsid assembly and infectivity2008In: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, ISSN 0066-4804, E-ISSN 1098-6596, Vol. 52, no 10, p. 3737-3744Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Upon maturation of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) virion, proteolytic cleavage of the Gag precursor protein by the viral protease is followed by morphological changes of the capsid protein p24, which will ultimately transform the virus core from an immature spherical to a mature conical structure. Virion infectivity is critically dependent on the optimal semistability of the capsid cone structure. We have reported earlier that glycineamide (G-NH2), when added to the culture medium of infected cells, inhibits HIV-1 replication and that HIV-1 particles with aberrant core structures were formed. Here we show that it is not G-NH2 itself but a metabolite thereof, alpha-hydroxy-glycineamide (alpha-HGA), that is responsible for the antiviral activity. We show that alpha-HGA inhibits the replication of clinical HIV-1 isolates with acquired resistance to reverse transcriptase and protease inhibitors but has no effect on the replication of any of 10 different RNA and DNA viruses. alpha-HGA affected the ability of the HIV-1 capsid protein to assemble into tubular or core structures in vitro and in vivo, probably by binding to the hinge region between the N- and C-terminal domains of the HIV-1 capsid protein as indicated by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-mass spectrometry results. As an antiviral compound, alpha-HGA has an unusually simple structure, a pronounced antiviral specificity, and a novel mechanism of antiviral action. As such, it might prove to be a lead compound for a new class of anti-HIV substances.

  • 23. Abela, D
    et al.
    Ritchie, H
    Ababneh, D
    Gavin, C
    Nilsson, Mats F
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Niazi, M Khalid Khan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Centre for Image Analysis.
    Carlsson, K
    Webster, WS
    The effect of drugs with ion channel-blocking activity on the early embryonic rat heart2010In: Birth defects research. Part B. Developmental and reproductice toxicology, ISSN 1542-9733, E-ISSN 1542-9741, Vol. 89, no 5, p. 429-440Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigated the effects of a range of pharmaceutical drugs with ion channel-blocking activity on the heart of gestation day 13 rat embryos in vitro. The general hypothesis was that the blockade of the IKr/hERG channel, that is highly important for the normal functioning of the embryonic rat heart, would cause bradycardia and arrhythmia. Concomitant blockade of other channels was expected to modify the effects of hERG blockade. Fourteen drugs with varying degrees of specificity and affinity toward potassium, sodium, and calcium channels were tested over a range of concentrations. The rat embryos were maintained for 2 hr in culture, 1 hr to acclimatize, and 1 hr to test the effect of the drug. All the drugs caused a concentration-dependent bradycardia except nifedipine, which primarily caused a negative inotropic effect eventually stopping the heart. A number of drugs induced arrhythmias and these appeared to be related to either sodium channel blockade, which resulted in a double atrial beat for each ventricular beat, or IKr/hERG blockade, which caused irregular atrial and ventricular beats. However, it is difficult to make a precise prediction of the effect of a drug on the embryonic heart just by looking at the polypharmacological action on ion channels. The results indicate that the use of the tested drugs during pregnancy could potentially damage the embryo by causing periods of hypoxia. In general, the effects on the embryonic heart were only seen at concentrations greater than those likely to occur with normal therapeutic dosing.

  • 24.
    Abiri, Pojan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Användandet av webbsajten Sil Online – Svenska informationstjänster för läkemedel: En enkät- och intervjustudie2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Introduktion: Sil, Svenska informationstjänster för läkemedel, tillhandahåller kvalitetssäkrad läkemedelsinformation till aktörer inom hälso- och sjukvård. Sil Online (www.silonline.se) möjliggör åtkomsten till informationen i Sil databasen.

    Syfte: Att utvärdera vilka som är användare av Sil Online, i vilket ändamål användningen sker samt vilken information som söks på Sil Online för att skapa underlag för framtidsutveckling av webbsajten.

    Material och metoder: En deskriptiv tvärsnittsstudie bestående av en kvantitativ webbenkätundersökning (tidsperiod: 2015-03-05 till 2015-04-02) och en kvalitativ intervjuerundersökning bland frivilliga respondenter på webbenkäten.

    Resultat: Den största användargruppen bland respondenterna av webbenkäten var farmacevter (67 %), följt av systemutvecklare (16 %) varav majoriteten (43 %) jobbade inom hälso- och sjukvård eller förvaltning och administration inom landsting och kommuner (24 %). Aktuell läkemedelsinformation söktes av majoriteten av användarna (78 %) och mer än hälften (77 %) tyckte att det var lätt att hitta på webbsajten. Intervjurespondenterna saknade information om syftet med Sil Online men tyckte att det var en informativ sajt med unik information om licensläkemedel och listor med landstingens rekommenderade läkemedel. Tydligare instruktioner skulle förbättra användarvänlighet och marknadsföring skulle vidga användarkretsen.

    Konklusion: Sil Online upplevs vara en användarvänlig och informativ webbsajt. Studien visar att det finns potential för utveckling inom presentation och marknadsföring av webbsajten.

  • 25.
    Abou Ali, Sogod
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences (from 2013).
    En jämförelse av effektivitet för pravastatin: Vad gäller primärprevention respektive sekundärprevention vid kardiovaskulära händelser- en litteraturstudie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 26.
    Aboye, Teshome L.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Strömstedt, Adam A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Gunasekera, Sunithi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Bruhn, Jan G.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    El-Seedi, Hesham
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Rosengren, K. Johan
    Göransson, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    A Cactus-Derived Toxin-Like Cystine Knot Peptide with Selective Antimicrobial Activity2015In: ChemBioChem, ISSN 1439-4227, E-ISSN 1439-7633, Vol. 16, no 7, p. 1068-1077Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Naturally occurring cystine knot peptides show a wide range of biological activity, and as they have inherent stability they represent potential scaffolds for peptide-based drug design and biomolecular engineering. Here we report the discovery, sequencing, chemical synthesis, three-dimensional solution structure determination and bioactivity of the first cystine knot peptide from Cactaceae (cactus) family: Ep-AMP1 from Echinopsis pachanoi. The structure of Ep-AMP1 (35 amino acids) conforms to that of the inhibitor cystine knot (or knottin) family but represents a novel diverse sequence; its activity was more than 500 times higher against bacterial than against eukaryotic cells. Rapid bactericidal action and liposome leakage implicate membrane permeabilisation as the mechanism of action. Sequence homology places Ec-AMP1 in the plant C6-type of antimicrobial peptides, but the three dimensional structure is highly similar to that of a spider neurotoxin.

  • 27.
    Aboye, Teshome Leta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Engineering of the Ultra-stable Cystine Knot Framework of Microproteins: Design, Chemical Synthesis and Structural Studies2011Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Ultra-stable cystine knotted microproteins, in which two disulfides and their connecting backbones form a circle that is penetrated by the third disulfide bonds, have attracted high interest due to their resistance to degradation in vitro and potential for the development of peptide drugs. This thesis gives new insights into engineering of that framework of microproteins, including approaches to their chemical synthesis, backbone engineering, structural and biological evaluations.

    Synthetic and oxidative folding approaches for bracelet cyclotides, a family of cyclic cystine knotted microproteins, was developed using a model peptide, cycloviolacin O2. Following assembly of the peptide chain, protected peptide was generated by mild cleavage that was subsequently thioesterified and cyclized in solution. The cyclic peptide was oxidatively folded under optimized conditions containing co-solvent and non-ionic detergent affording native cycloviolacin O2 as a major product. To gain further insights into the heterogeneity, efficiency and kinetics of cyclotides’ oxidative folding, the intermediates that accumulate in oxidative refolding pathways of all cyclotide subfamilies: Möbius, bracelet and the hybrid cyclotides were quantitatively determined under four different folding conditions. The results were used for defining major folding pathways, which indicated that Möbius cyclotides might accumulate heterogeneous folding intermediates with one-, two- and three-disulfides, whereas bracelet tend to accumulate a homogenous intermediate with three-disulfides, depending on the buffer systems used.

    Furthermore, to probe the internal factors contributing to inefficiency of oxidative folding, as well as undesired bioactivities of bracelet cyclotides (e.g., cytotoxic activity), polymer-hybridized cyclotides were designed by replacing non-conserved residues with small isosteric polymers. The designed hybrid analogs in which hybridization involved replacement of loop 3 with isosteric polymers showed improved synthetic and oxidative folding properties. The cytoxicity of a model hybrid designed with replacement of loop 3 and 5 exhibited no cytotoxic activity at concentration of 128-fold relative to that of native peptide. Furthermore, 1D and 2D 1H NMR analysis of this hybrid showed that it had well structured fold.

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  • 28.
    Aboye, Teshome Leta
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Clark, Richard J.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Burman, Robert
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Roig, Marta Bajona
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Craik, David J.
    University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience.
    Göransson, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Division of Pharmacognosy.
    Interlocking disulfides in circular proteins: toward efficient oxidative folding of cyclotides.2011In: Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, ISSN 1523-0864, E-ISSN 1557-7716, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 77-86Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cyclotides are ultrastable plant proteins characterized by the presence of a cyclic amide backbone and three disulfide bonds that form a cystine knot. Because of their extreme stability, there has been significant interest in developing these molecules as a drug design scaffold. For this potential to be realized, efficient methods for the synthesis and oxidative folding of cyclotides need to be developed, yet we currently have only a basic understanding of the folding mechanism and the factors influencing this process. In this study, we determine the major factors influencing oxidative folding of the different subfamilies of cyclotides. The folding of all the cyclotides examined was heavily influenced by the concentration of redox reagents, with the folding rate and final yield of the native isomer greatly enhanced by high concentrations of oxidized glutathione. Addition of hydrophobic solvents to the buffer also enhanced the folding rates and appeared to alter the folding pathway. Significant deamidation and isoaspartate formation were seen when oxidation conditions were conducive to slow folding. The identification of factors that influence the folding and degradation pathways of cyclotides will facilitate the development of folding screens and optimized conditions for producing cyclotides and grafted analogs as stable peptide-based therapeutics.

  • 29.
    Abrahamsson, B.
    et al.
    AstraZeneca R&D, S-43183 Molndal, Sweden..
    McAllister, M.
    Pfizer, Tadworth, Surrey, England..
    Augustijns, P.
    Katholieke Univ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium..
    Zane, P.
    Sanofi Aventis, Paris, France..
    Butler, J.
    GSK, Brentford, England..
    Holm, R.
    Johnson & Johnson, Machelen, Belgium..
    Langguth, P.
    Johannes Gutenberg Univ Mainz, Mainz, Germany..
    Lindahl, A.
    Med Prod Agcy, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Muellertz, A.
    Univ Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Pepin, X.
    United Kingdom, AstraZeneca R&D, Cambridge, England..
    Rostami-Hodjegan, A.
    Certara, London, England.;Univ Manchester, Manchester, Lancs, England..
    Sjögren, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Berntsson, M.
    AstraZeneca R&D, S-43183 Molndal, Sweden..
    Lennernäs, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Six years of progress in the oral biopharmaceutics area - A summary from the IMI OrBiTo project2020In: European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, ISSN 0939-6411, E-ISSN 1873-3441, Vol. 152, p. 236-247Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OrBiTo was a precompetitive collaboration focused on the development of the next generation of Oral Biopharmaceutics Tools. The consortium included world leading scientists from nine universities, one regulatory agency, one non-profit research organisation, three small/medium sized specialist technology companies together with thirteen pharmaceutical companies. The goal of the OrBiTo project was to deliver a framework for rational application of predictive biopharmaceutics tools for oral drug delivery. This goal was achieved through novel prospective investigations to define new methodologies or refinement of existing tools. Extensive validation has been performed of novel and existing biopharmaceutics tools using historical datasets supplied by industry partners as well as laboratory ring studies. A combination of high quality in vitro and in vivo characterizations of active drugs and formulations have been integrated into physiologically based in silico biopharmaceutics models capturing the full complexity of gastrointestinal drug absorption and some of the best practices has been highlighted. This approach has given an unparalleled opportunity to deliver transformational change in European industrial research and development towards model based pharmaceutical product development in accordance with the vision of model-informed drug development.

  • 30.
    Abrahamsson, Bertil
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy.
    Biopharmaceutical aspects of extended release tablets based on the hydrophilic matrix principle 1997Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Abramson, Alex
    et al.
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Caffarel-Salvador, Ester
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, Inst Med Engn & Sci, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Khang, Minsoo
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Dellal, David
    MIT, Inst Med Engn & Sci, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Silverstein, David
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Gao, Yuan
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Frederiksen, Morten Revsgaard
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Vegge, Andreas
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Hubalek, Frantisek
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Water, Jorrit J.
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Friderichsen, Anders V.
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Fels, Johannes
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Kirk, Rikke Kaae
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Cleveland, Cody
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Collins, Joy
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Tamang, Siddartha
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Hayward, Alison
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, Div Comparat Med, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Landh, Tomas
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Buckley, Stephen T.
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Roxhed, Niclas
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Intelligent systems, Micro and Nanosystems.
    Rahbek, Ulrik
    Novo Nordisk AS, Global Res Technol, Global Drug Discovery & Device R&D, Copenhagen, Denmark..
    Langer, Robert
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, Inst Med Engn & Sci, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, Media Lab, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA..
    Traverso, Giovanni
    MIT, Dept Chem Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, David H Koch Inst Integrat Canc Res, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;MIT, Dept Mech Engn, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA.;Harvard Med Sch, Brigham & Womens Hosp, Div Gastroenterol, Boston, MA 02115 USA..
    An ingestible self-orienting system for oral delivery of macromolecules2019In: Science, ISSN 0036-8075, E-ISSN 1095-9203, Vol. 363, no 6427, p. 611-+Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Biomacromolecules have transformed our capacity to effectively treat diseases; however, their rapid degradation and poor absorption in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract generally limit their administration to parenteral routes. An oral biologic delivery system must aid in both localization and permeation to achieve systemic drug uptake. Inspired by the leopard tortoise's ability to passively reorient, we developed an ingestible self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator (SOMA) that autonomously positions itself to engage with GI tissue. It then deploys milliposts fabricated from active pharmaceutical ingredients directly through the gastric mucosa while avoiding perforation. We conducted in vivo studies in rats and swine that support the applicator's safety and, using insulin as a model drug, demonstrated that the SOMA delivers active pharmaceutical ingredient plasma levels comparable to those achieved with subcutaneous millipost administration.

  • 32.
    Abramsson, Linnea
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Pharmacology.
    Följsamhet till behandling med bisfosfonater: En intervjustudie på ortopedavdelningen vid Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Umeå2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 33.
    Abramsson, Linnea
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Use of heart failure medications in elderly people and association with cognitive impairment2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 34.
    Abu Hamdeh, Sami
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Enblad: Neurosurgery.
    Ciuculete, Diana-Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Schiöth: Functional Pharmacology.
    Sarkisyan, Daniil
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Bakalkin, Georgy
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Ingelsson, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
    Schiöth, Helgi B.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Schiöth: Functional Pharmacology. Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia..
    Marklund, Niklas
    Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Neurosurgery, Skåne University Hospital Lund University, Lund, Sweden .
    Differential DNA methylation of the genes for amyloid precursor protein, tau and neurofilaments in human traumatic brain injury2021In: Journal of Neurotrauma, ISSN 0897-7151, E-ISSN 1557-9042, Vol. 38, no 12, p. 1679-1688Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for neurodegenerative disorders and dementias. Epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, may alter the expression of genes without altering the DNA sequence in response to environmental factors. We hypothesized that DNA methylation changes may occur in the injured human brain and be implicated in the neurodegenerative aftermath of TBI. The DNA methylation status of genes related to neurodegeneration, e.g. amyloid beta precursor protein (APP), microtubule associated protein tau (MAPT), neurofilament heavy (NEFH), neurofilament medium (NEFM) and neurofilament light (NEFL), was analyzed in fresh, surgically resected human brain tissue from 17 severe TBI patients and compared with brain biopsy samples from 19 patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). We also performed an epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) comparing TBI patients to iNPH controls. Thirty-eight CpG sites in the APP, MAPT, NEFH and NEFL genes were differentially methylated by TBI. Among the top 20 differentially methylated CpG sites, 11 were in the APP gene. In addition, the EWAS evaluating 828 888 CpG sites revealed 308 differentially methylated CpG sites in genes related to cellular/anatomical structure development, cell differentiation and anatomical morphogenesis. These preliminary findings provide the first evidence of an altered DNA methylome in the injured human brain and may have implications for the neurodegenerative disorders associated at long-term with TBI. 

  • 35.
    Abu Madi, Bayan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Uttrappning av läkemedel vid behandling av neuropatisk smärta: I detta projektarbete var syftet att hitta evidensbaserade studier som beskriver uttrappningsstrategier för gabapentin, pregabalin och amitriptylin.2022Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 36.
    Abualqumssan, Tala
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Extemporeformulering till den pediatriska populationen för oral administrering2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning 

    Introduktion

    Den pediatriska populationen utesluts ofta från kliniska prövningar av läkemedel. Vilket i sin tur har lett till att marknadsförda läkemedel är avsedda för vuxenbruk, och därför ofta finns i olämpliga läkemedelsformer, doser eller innehållande olämpliga hjälpämne för barn. Detta innebär ett stort behov för mer barnanpassat läkemedel, vilket kan åstadkommas genom extemporetillverkning av läkemedel till barn.  

    Syfte

    Syftet med denna litteraturstudie är att undersöka faktorer som övervägs vid extemporeformulering av flytande läkemedelsformer till barn för oral administrering, samt att redogöra för alternativ till flytande läkemedelsformer till barn. 

    Resultat/Slutsats

    Den vanligaste läkemedelsformen som extemporetillverkas till barn är orala lösningar/suspensioner, som eliminerar problem hos barn såsom sväljningssvårigheter. Orala lösningar/suspensioner innebär dock vissa utmaningar när det gäller behovet av hjälpämne för att erhålla en god, smaklig och stabil beredning, men även dess dosering, som behöver göras med ett administreringshjälpmedel kan vara problematiskt. 

    Läkemedelsformen munsönderfallande filmer (Orodispersible films, ODFs) har visat sig vara en god introduktion till extemporetillverkningen och anses vara särskilt lämpliga för extemporetillverkning till barn. Filmerna är lätt att inta och kommer i avdelade doser anpassade till barnet. 

  • 37. Abu-Bakar, A'edah
    et al.
    Lämsä, Virpi
    Arpiainen, Satu
    Moore, Michael R.
    Lang, Matti A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Biochemistry.
    Hakkola, Jukka
    Regulation of CYP2A5 gene by the transcription factor nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 22007In: Drug Metabolism And Disposition, ISSN 0090-9556, E-ISSN 1521-009X, Vol. 35, no 5, p. 787-794Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have previously shown that cadmium, a metal that alters cellular redox status, induces CYP2A5 expression in nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 wild-type (Nrf2(-/-)) mice but not in the knockout (Nrf2(-/-)) mice. In the present studies, the potential role of Nrf2 in cadmium-mediated regulation of Cyp2a5 gene was investigated in mouse primary hepatocytes. Cadmium chloride (CdCl2) caused a time-dependent induction of the CYP2A5 at mRNA, protein, and activity levels, with a substantial increase observed within 3 h of exposure. Immunoblotting showed cadmium-dependent nuclear accumulation of Nrf2 within 1 h of exposure. Cotransfection of mouse primary hepatocytes with Cyp2a5 promoter-luciferase reporter plasmids and Nrf2 expression plasmid resulted in a 3-fold activation of Cyp2a5 promoter-mediated transcription relative to the control. Deletion analysis of the promoter localized the Nrf2 responsive region to an area from -2656 to -2339 base pair. Computer-based sequence analysis identified two putative stress response elements (StRE) within the region at positions -2514 to -2505 and -2386 to -2377. Chromatin immunoprecipitation and electrophoretic mobility shift assays showed that interaction of the more proximal StRE with Nrf2 was stimulated by CdCl2. Finally, site-directed mutagenesis of the proximal StRE in Cyp2a5 promoter-luciferase reporter plasmids abolished Nrf2 mediated induction. Collectively, the results indicate that Nrf2 activates Cyp2a5 transcription by directly binding to the StRE in the 5'-flanking region of the gene. This acknowledges Cyp2a5 as the first phase I xenobiotic-metabolizing gene identified under the control of the StRE-Nrf2 pathway with a potential role in adaptive response to cellular stress.

  • 38.
    Abulfathi, Ahmed A.
    et al.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Assawasuwannakit, Piyanan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Donald, Peter R.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Paediat & Child Hlth, Desmond Tutu TB Ctr, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Diacon, Andreas H.
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa.;Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Reuter, Helmuth
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Svensson, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Radboud Inst Hlth Sci, Dept Pharm, Nijmegen, Netherlands..
    Probability of mycobactericidal activity of para-aminosalicylic acid with novel dosing regimens2020In: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, ISSN 0031-6970, E-ISSN 1432-1041, Vol. 76, no 11, p. 1557-1565Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose Para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) is currently one of the add-on group C medicines recommended by the World Health Organization for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment. At the recommended doses (8-12 g per day in two to three divided doses) of the widely available slow-release PAS formulation, studies suggest PAS exposures are lower than those reached with older PAS salt formulations and do not generate bactericidal activity. Understanding the PASER dose-exposure-response relationship is crucial for dose optimization. The objective of our study was to establish a representative population pharmacokinetics model for PASER and evaluate the probability of bactericidal and bacteriostatic target attainment with different dosing regimens.

    Methods To this end, we validated and optimized a previously published population pharmacokinetic model on an extended dataset. The probability of target attainment was evaluated for once-daily doses of 12 g, 14 g, 16 g and 20 g PASER.

    Results The final optimized model included the addition of variability in bioavailability and allometric scaling with body weight on disposition parameters. Peak PAS concentrations over minimum inhibitory concentration of 100, which is required for bactericidal activity are achieved in 53%, 65%, 72% and 84% of patients administered 12, 14, 16 and 20 g once-daily PASER, respectively, when MIC is 1 mg/L. For the typical individual, the exposure remained above 1 mg/L for >= 98% of the dosing interval in all the evaluated PASER regimens.

    Conclusion The pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters linked to bactericidal activity should be determined for 14 g, 16 g and 20 g once-daily doses of PASER.

  • 39.
    Abulfathi, Ahmed A.
    et al.
    Univ Florida, Ctr Pharmacometr & Syst Pharmacol, Dept Pharmaceut, Orlando, FL 32827 USA.;Univ Maiduguri, Coll Med Sci, Dept Clin Pharmacol & Therapeut, Maiduguri, Nigeria.;Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Chaba, Linda A.
    Strathmore Univ, Strathmore Inst Math Sci, Nairobi, Kenya..
    Svensson, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. Radboud Univ Nijmegen Med Ctr, Radboud Inst Hlth Sci, Dept Pharm, Nijmegen, Netherlands..
    Pillai, Goonaseelan C.
    Univ Cape Town, Fac Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Rosenkranz, Bernd
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa.;Fundisa African Acad Med Dev Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Pharmacometrics - tools to assure optimal medicine use in low- and middle-income countries: Editorial2022In: Frontiers in Pharmacology, E-ISSN 1663-9812, Vol. 13, article id 1034807Article in journal (Other academic)
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  • 40.
    Abulfathi, Ahmed A.
    et al.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Stellenbosch, South Africa.;Univ Maiduguri, Coll Med Sci, Dept Clin Pharmacol & Therapeut, Maiduguri, Nigeria..
    de Jager, Veronique
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa..
    van Brakel, Elana
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa..
    Reuter, Helmuth
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Stellenbosch, South Africa..
    Gupte, Nikhil
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Med, Ctr TB Res, Baltimore, MD USA..
    Vanker, Naadira
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa..
    Barnes, Grace L.
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Med, Ctr TB Res, Baltimore, MD USA..
    Nuermberger, Eric
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Med, Ctr TB Res, Baltimore, MD USA..
    Dorman, Susan E.
    Med Univ South Carolina, Dept Med, Charleston, SC USA..
    Diacon, Andreas H.
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa.;Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Stellenbosch, South Africa..
    Dooley, Kelly E.
    Johns Hopkins Univ, Div Clin Pharmacol, Dept Med, Ctr TB Res, Baltimore, MD USA.;Johns Hopkins Univ, Div Infect Dis, Dept Med, Ctr TB Res, Baltimore, MD USA..
    Svensson, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Radboud Inst Hlth Sci, Dept Pharm, Med Ctr, Nijmegen, Netherlands..
    The Population Pharmacokinetics of Meropenem in Adult Patients With Rifampicin-Sensitive Pulmonary Tuberculosis2021In: Frontiers in Pharmacology, E-ISSN 1663-9812, Vol. 12, article id 637618Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Meropenem is being investigated for repurposing as an anti-tuberculosis drug. This study aimed to develop a meropenem population pharmacokinetics model in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and identify covariates explaining inter-individual variability.

    Methods: Patients were randomized to one of four treatment groups: meropenem 2 g three times daily plus oral rifampicin 20 mg/kg once daily, meropenem 2 g three times daily, meropenem 1 g three times daily, and meropenem 3 g once daily. Meropenem was administered by intravenous infusion over 0.5-1 h. All patients also received oral amoxicillin/clavulanate together with each meropenem dose, and treatments continued daily for 14 days. Intensive plasma pharmacokinetics sampling over 8 h was conducted on the 14th day of the study. Nonlinear mixed-effects modeling was used for data analysis. The best model was chosen based on likelihood metrics, goodness-of-fit plots, and parsimony. Covariates were tested stepwise.

    Results: A total of 404 concentration measurements from 49 patients were included in the analysis. A two-compartment model parameterized with clearance (CL), inter-compartmental clearance (Q), and central (V1) and peripheral (V2) volumes of distribution fitted the data well. Typical values of CL, Q, V1, and V2 were 11.8 L/h, 3.26 L/h, 14.2 L, and 3.12 L, respectively. The relative standard errors of the parameter estimates ranged from 3.8 to 35.4%. The covariate relations included in the final model were creatinine clearance on CL and allometric scaling with body weight on all disposition parameters. An effect of age on CL as previously reported could not be identified.

    Conclusion: A two-compartment model described meropenem population pharmacokinetics in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis well. Covariates found to improve model fit were creatinine clearance and body weight but not rifampicin treatment. The final model will be used for an integrated pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics analysis linking meropenem exposure to early bactericidal activity.

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  • 41.
    Abulfathi, Ahmed A.
    et al.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Donald, Peter R.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Paediat & Child Hlth, Desmond Tutu TB Ctr, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Adams, Kim
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Svensson, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Radboud Inst Hlth Sci, Dept Pharm, Nijmegen, Netherlands..
    Diacon, Andreas H.
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa.;Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Cape Town, South Africa..
    Reuter, Helmuth
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Div Clin Pharmacol, Cape Town, South Africa..
    The pharmacokinetics of para-aminosalicylic acid and its relationship to efficacy and intolerance2020In: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, ISSN 0306-5251, E-ISSN 1365-2125, Vol. 86, no 11, p. 2123-2132Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following its introduction as an antituberculosis agent close to 75 years ago, the use of para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) has been limited by gastrointestinal intolerance and multiple formulations were produced in attempts to reduce its occurrence. More recently, an enteric-coated, granular, slow-release PAS formulation (PASER) was introduced and is now in wide-spread use for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The current PASER dosing regimen is based on recommendations derived from older studies using a variety of different PAS formulations and relegate PAS to a role as an exclusively bacteriostatic agent. However, there is ample evidence that if sufficiently high serum concentrations are reached, PAS can be bactericidal and that intolerance following once daily dosing, that aids the achievement of such concentrations, is no worse than that following intermittent daily dosing. In particular, prevention of resistance to companion drugs appears to be dependent on the size of the single dose, and hence the peak concentrations, and not on maintaining serum levels consistently above minimum inhibitory concentration. We present a narrative review of the development of PAS formulations, dosing practices, and published data regarding pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and the relationship of PAS dosage to intolerance and efficacy. Our conclusions suggests that we are at present not using PAS to its maximum ability to contribute to regimen efficacy and protect companion drugs.

  • 42.
    Abulfathi, Ahmed Aliyu
    et al.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Div Clin Pharmacol, Dept Med, POB 241, ZA-8000 Cape Town, South Africa.
    Decloedt, Eric H.
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Div Clin Pharmacol, Dept Med, POB 241, ZA-8000 Cape Town, South Africa.
    Svensson, Elin M.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, Radboud Inst Hlth Sci, Dept Pharm, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    Diacon, Andreas H.
    Task Appl Sci, Bellville, South Africa;Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Donald, Peter
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Paediat & Child Hlth & Desmond Tutu TB Ctr, Cape Town, South Africa.
    Reuter, Helmuth
    Stellenbosch Univ, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Div Clin Pharmacol, Dept Med, POB 241, ZA-8000 Cape Town, South Africa.
    Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Rifampicin in Human Tuberculosis2019In: Clinical Pharmacokinetics, ISSN 0312-5963, E-ISSN 1179-1926, Vol. 58, no 9, p. 1103-1129Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The introduction of rifampicin (rifampin) into tuberculosis (TB) treatment five decades ago was critical for shortening the treatment duration for patients with pulmonary TB to 6months when combined with pyrazinamide in the first 2months. Resistance or hypersensitivity to rifampicin effectively condemns a patient to prolonged, less effective, more toxic, and expensive regimens. Because of cost and fears of toxicity, rifampicin was introduced at an oral daily dose of 600mg (8-12mg/kg body weight). At this dose, clinical trials in 1970s found cure rates of >= 95% and relapse rates of < 5%. However, recent papers report lower cure rates that might be the consequence of increased emergence of resistance. Several lines of evidence suggest that higher rifampicin doses, if tolerated and safe, could shorten treatment duration even further. We conducted a narrative review of rifampicin pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in adults across a range of doses and highlight variables that influence its pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics. Rifampicin exposure has considerable inter- and intra-individual variability that could be reduced by administration during fasting. Several factors including malnutrition, HIV infection, diabetes mellitus, dose size, pharmacogenetic polymorphisms, hepatic cirrhosis, and substandard medicinal products alter rifampicin exposure and/or efficacy. Renal impairment has no influence on rifampicin pharmacokinetics when dosed at 600mg. Rifampicin maximum (peak) concentration (C-max) > 8.2 mu g/mL is an independent predictor of sterilizing activity and therapeutic drug monitoring at 2, 4, and 6h post-dose may aid in optimizing dosing to achieve the recommended rifampicin concentration of >= 8 mu g/mL. A higher rifampicin C-max is required for severe forms TB such as TB meningitis, with C-max >= 22 mu g/mL and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) from time zero to 6h (AUC(6)) >= 70 mu g.h/mL associated with reduced mortality. More studies are needed to confirm whether doses achieving exposures higher than the current standard dosage could translate into faster sputum conversion, higher cure rates, lower relapse rates, and less mortality. It is encouraging that daily rifampicin doses up to 35mg/kg were found to be safe and well-tolerated over a period of 12weeks. High-dose rifampicin should thus be considered in future studies when constructing potentially shorter regimens. The studies should be adequately powered to determine treatment outcomes and should include surrogate markers of efficacy such as C-max/MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) and AUC/MIC.

  • 43.
    Abushaia, Russol
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Targeting a cancer-associated receptor using affibody molecules for molecular imaging of ovarian cancer2024Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 44. Abuzooda, Thana
    et al.
    Amini, Ahmad
    Swedish Drug Agency,751 03 Uppsala, Sweden.
    Abdel-Rehim, Mohamed
    Graphite-based microextraction by packed sorbent for online extraction of β-blockers from human plasma samples2015In: Journal of chromatography. B, ISSN 1570-0232, E-ISSN 1873-376X, Vol. 992, p. 86-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the present work a new graphitic material (Carbon-XCOS) was used as a sorbent for microextraction by packed sorbent (MEPS). The β-blockers metoprolol and acebutolol in plasma samples were extracted and detected online using Carbon-MEPS syringe and liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Factors affecting the MEPS performance such as conditioning, washing and elution solutions were investigated. The validation of the bioanalytical method was performed using human plasma. The standard curve ranged from 10 to 2000nM and the lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) was set to 10nM. The method validation showed good accuracy and precision for the quality control (QC) samples at three concentration levels (30, 800 and 1600nM). The accuracy values of the QC samples were in the range of 86-108% (n=18). The precision values of intra- and inter-day for QC samples ranged from 4.4% to 14.4% (RSD) for the both studied analytes. The coefficient of determination (R(2)) values were ≥0.999 (n=3).

  • 45. Ackermann, Paul
    et al.
    Spetea, Mariana
    Nylander, Ingrid
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Ploj, Karolina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences.
    Ahmed, Mahmood
    Kreicbergs, Andris
    An opioid system in connective tissue: A study of Achilles tendon in the rat2001In: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, ISSN 0022-1554, E-ISSN 1551-5044, Vol. 49, no 11, p. 1387-1395Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The occurrence of endogenous opioids and their receptors in rat achilles tendon was analyzed by immunohistochemistry (IHC), radioimmunoassay (RIA), and in vitro binding assays. The investigation focused on four enkephalins, dynorphin B, and nociceptin/orphanin FQ. Nerve fibers immunoreactive to all enkephalins (Met-enkephalin, Leu-enkephalin, Met-enkephalin-Arg-Gly-Lys, Met-enkephalin-Arg-Phe) were consistently found in the loose connective tissue and the paratenon, whereas dynorphin B and nociceptin/orphanin FQ could not be detected. The majority of enkephalin-positive nerve fibers exhibited varicosities predominantly seen in blood vessel walls. Measurable levels of Met-enkephalin-Arg-Phe and nociceptin/orphanin FQ were found in tendon tissue using RIA, whereas dynorphin B could not be detected. In addition to the endogenous opioids identified, delta -opioid receptors on nerve fibers were also detected by IHC. Binding assays to characterize the opioid binding sites showed that they were specific and saturable for [H-3]-naloxone (K-d 7.01 +/- 0.98 nM; B-max 23.52 +/- 2.23 fmol/mg protein). Our study demonstrates the occurrence of an opioid system in rat achilles tendon, which may be assumed to be present also in other connective tissues of the locomotor apparatus. This system may prove to be a useful target for pharmacological therapy in painful and inflammatory conditions by new drugs acting selectively in the periphery.

  • 46.
    Acuña, Ulyana Muñoz
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Ohio State Univ, USA.
    Ezzone, Nathan
    Ohio State Univ, USA.
    Rakotondraibe, L. Harinantenaina
    Ohio State Univ, USA.
    De Blanco, Esperanza J. Carcache
    Ohio State Univ, USA.
    Activity in MCF-7 Estrogen-sensitive Breast Cancer Cells of Capsicodendrin from Cinnamosma fragrans2021In: Anticancer Research, ISSN 0250-7005, E-ISSN 1791-7530, Vol. 41, no 12, p. 5935-5944Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background/Aim: Effect of capsicodendrin on the NF-KB pathway was studied in MCF-7 cancer cells. Materials and Methods: The transcription factor assay was used to screen for NF-KB activity. The effect on IKK beta, ICAM-1, and caspase-7 were studied using western blot. Caspase-1 was studied using Promega Caspase-Glo (R) assay. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) were detected using the fluorescent probe DCFH-DA. The potentiometric dye JC-1 was used to assess mitochondrial membrane potential (Delta psi m) and the cell cycle was examined using a fluorescence-activated cell sorter. Results: NF-kappa B p65 inhibitory effect was IC50=8.6 mu M and cytotoxic activity was IC50=7.5 mu M. The upstream IKK and the downstream ICAM-1 were down-regulated. Sub G1-phase population increased to 81% after 12 h of treatment with capsicodendrin (10 mu M) and there was no loss of Delta psi M. Conclusion: Increased levels of intracellular ROS promoted activity of caspase-1 and induced cell death in MCF-7 cells. Capsicodendrin may be a future anticancer agent that prevents the progression of metastatic breast cancer.

  • 47.
    Adane, M.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Gebre-Mariam, T
    Alderborn, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    Frenning, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy.
    The use of extragranular disintegrants in multiple-unit tablet formulations: effect on compressibility, compactibility and disintegration2007In: Journal of drug delivery science and technology, ISSN 1773-2247, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 279-284Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Multiple-unit tablets formed from mixtures of microcrystalline cellulose pellets and disintegrants (Ac-Di-Sol, Primojel or Kollidon CL) by compaction were investigated with the aim of controlling tablet tensile strength and disintegration time. The effects of pellet porosity, compaction pressure, and type and amount of disintegrant were studied. Primojel made the pellets less prone to deformation during compression, while the other two disintegrants had very minor effects on the compression behavior. Ac-Di-Sol and Primojel generally increased the tablet tensile strength, whereas the effect of Kollidon CL was dependent on the initial pellet porosity. Kollidon CL was found to significantly reduce the disintegration time, but the other two disintegrants had variable efficacy, and for the low-porosity pellets significantly increased the disintegration time. These results are interpreted as resulting from the interplay between the mechanical characteristics of the pellets and the mechanisms of action of the disintegrants.

  • 48.
    Adem, Abdu
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy.
    Characterization of muscarinic and nicotinic receptors in neural and non-neural tissue: changes in Alzheimer's disease 1987Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Adeyemi, Ahmed
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
    Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Synthesis of Spirocycles and Supercritical Chemistry using a Resistively Heated Flow Reactor2020Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This doctoral thesis focusses on an effective and selective approach to the synthesis of spirocycles using palladium(0)-catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck reactions. In addition, selective and efficient chemistry was highlighted by the design and evaluation of a novel resistively heated system for continuous flow (CF) synthesis for high-temperature and high-pressure applications.

    Paper I described the design and evaluation of a novel resistively heated CF system. The design of a low-cost, simple, robust, and effective CF system involving a resistively heated steel reactor capable of delivering 400 °C and 200 bar was reported. The reactor was evaluated with esterification, transesterification and direct carboxylic acid to nitrile conversions using supercritical ethanol, methanol and acetonitrile respectively. Diels-Alder reactions under neat conditions were also carried out at high temperature and pressure.

    Paper II reported the synthesis of spirooxindoles by a selective application of the palladium(0)-catalyzed Mizoroki-Heck spirocyclization. The precursors for the reaction were synthesized by coupling 2-iodoanilines with esters derived from enantiomerically pure (+)-Vince lactam decorated with the bulky, directing 2,5-dimethylpyrrole protecting group. Ten different spirooxindoles were reported with good yields and high regio- and stereoselectivity. Functionalization of a synthesized spirooxindole was done by a palladium(0)-catalyzed alkoxycarbonylation, followed by selective deprotections.

    In Paper III, ether precursors were synthesized from (+)-Vince lactam, via a Mitsunobu reaction with the corresponding iodophenols. The precursors were later subjected to conditions for intramolecular Mizoroki-Heck reaction. Overall, 12 spiroethers were synthesized in useable yields, regioselectivity up to 98% and with excellent diastereoselectivity (d.e.>98%). Further functionalization to mono-protected rigidified amino acids was also demonstrated.

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  • 50. Adeyemi, Ahmed
    Regio- and Stereo-Selective Synthesis of Allylic Spiroethers (Spirobenzofuranes) via Intramolecular Mizoroki-Heck ReactionManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Palladium(0)-catalyzed intramolecular annulation of twelve 1,3-disubstituted cyclopentenes, derived from (+)-vince lactam, resulted in 5-exo cyclizations, furnishing a series of 2,5-dimethyl-1-((3R,4'S)-2H-spiro[benzofuran-3,1'-cyclopentan]-2'-en-4'-yl)-1H-pyrroles in excellent diastereoselectivities and useful isolated yields. The double bond migration process, following the arylpalladium insertion, was controlled by fine-tuning of the reaction system, providing regioselectivities of up to 98:2. The selective Mizoroki-Heck reaction was used as the key transformation for preparing two new spirocyclic monoprotected amino acids as single diastereoisomers.

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