Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
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ScienceIndex.com's new Pharmacology Research section covers composition, uses, and effects of drugs. It currently contains 33,700 articles partly derived from 285 scientific Pharmacology journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Pharmacology Research RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section evaluates The pharmacokinetic profile of the combination of Naproxen and Tizanidine in rats. Oral co-administration of naproxen and tizanidine produced a synergistic anti-inflammatory effect in rats. The authors' findings suggest that systemic tizanidine is able to increase the naproxen-induced anti-inflammatory effect in rats but this effect was not due to a modification of the bioavailability of naproxen. Another study in this section reviews the use of Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate in HIV-1 pre-exposure prophylaxis. Fixed-dose combination of emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) is widely used as part of first-line regimens for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Three studies showed statistically significant reductions in the number of individuals with emergent HIV-1 infection when FTC/TDF was used. The authors conclude that pre-exposure prophylaxis with FTC/TDF represents an important strategy to reduce the spread of HIV-1 infection.
ScienceIndex.com's new Psychiatry Research section deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders. It currently contains over 10,100 articles partly derived from 133 scientific Psychiatry journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Psychiatry Research RSS feed. One recently included article in this section provides clinical validation of a virtual environment for normalizing eating patterns in eating disorders. The results showed that the Virtual Reality Environment (VRE) induced a sense of presence and was felt as real for both groups, without differences in the experience of "ease" with the VRE, sense of physical space, or the ecological validity assigned to the virtual kitchen and eating virtually. The authors' results suggest that the VRE was clinically meaningful to Eating Disorders (ED) patients and might be a relevant therapy tool for normalizing their eating patterns. Another study reviews pharmacology and pharmacogenetics of pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with associated aggression. Research found evidence supporting a link between the response rate of methylphenidate and the dopamine transporter (DAT1) and a link between the metabolism rate of atomoxetine and hepatic cytochrome 450 isozymes. While pharmacogenetics may be relevant to ADHD and associated aggression, further research must identify patterns of genetic variations that can tailor individual treatments.
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