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As drugs in this class are vasodilators, orthostasis is another potential problem. Mechanism of action: Inhibits sodium resorption in distal tubule, resulting in increased urinary excretion of sodium, potasssium, and water. Onset of Action Peak Effect Duration 1–2 h 4 h 6–24 h Food: Should be taken with food. Hydrochlorothiazide (another thi- azide diuretic) is considered compatible with breastfeeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Editorial comments • Do not coadminister with allopurinol as the combination may lead to severe hypersensitivity vasculitis. Mechanism of action: Blocks acetylcholine effects at muscarinic receptors throughout the body. Adverse reactions • Common: dry mouth, blurred vision (decreased accommoda- tion), drowsiness, tachycardia, urinary hesitancy, dry skin, con- stipation. Parameters to monitor • Signs and symptoms of severe toxicity: tachycardia, supraven- tricular arrythmias, delirium, seizures, agitation, hyperthermia. Mechanism of action: Inhibits migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes; stabilizes lysomal membranes; inhibits production of products of arachidonic acid cascade. These should be individualized according to the disease being treated and the response of the patient. Contraindications: Systemic use: fungal, viral, or bacterial infec- tions, Cushing’s syndrome. Topical use: hypersensitivity to cor- ticosteroids, markedly impaired circulation, occlusive dressing if primary skin infection is present, monotherapy in primary bac- terial infections, eg, impetigo, cellulitis, rosacea, ophthalmic use, plaque psoriasis (widespread). Warnings/precautions • Use with caution in patients with the following conditions: diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, throm- bophlebitis, renal or hepatic insufficiency. Topical agent: Use with caution in patients with primary skin infections and those receiving other immunosuppressant drugs. When every-other-day therapy is initiated, twice the daily dose should be administered on alternate days in the morning. Adverse reactions • Common: dyspepsia, appetite stimulation, insomnia, anxiety, fluid retension, cushinoid facies. Children: Growth suppression, pseudotumor cerebri (reversible papilledema, visual loss, nerve paralysis [abducens or oculomotor]), vascular bone necrosis, pan- creatitis. Editorial comments: Corticoid treatment remains challeng- ing for clinicians due to commonly occurring short-term and long-term side effects. The agents produce accelerated bone resorption as well as decreased bone formation, result- ing in overall bone loss with chronic use. Ongoing monitor- ing is suggested and treatment with bisphosphonates or calcitonin is suggested when decreased bone mineral density occurs. Mechanism of action: Competitive blocker of β-adrenergic receptors in heart, blood vessels, and eyes. If necessary to dis- continue, taper as follows: Reduce dose and reassess after 1–2 weeks. Advice to patient • Avoid driving and other activities requiring mental alertness or that are potentially dangerous until response to drug is known. Clinically important drug interactions • Drugs that increase effects/toxicity of β blockers: reserpine, bretylium, calcium channel blockers. If hypotension occurs despite correction of bradycardia, administer vasopressor (norephinephrine, dopamine, or dobuta- mine). Stop therapy and administer large doses of β-adrenergic bronchodilator, eg, albuterol, terbutaline, or amino- phylline. Some advocate discontinuing the drug 48 hours before surgery; others recommend withdrawal for a considerably longer time. These are drugs of first choice for chronic stable angina, used in conjunction with nitroglycerin. Warnings/precautions • Use with caution in patients with the following conditions: epilepsy, hyperthyroidism. Advice to patient: Change position slowly, in particular from recumbent to upright, to minimize orthostatic hypotension. Sit at the edge of the bed for several minutes before standing and lie down if feeling faint or dizzy.

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Also buy glyburide 2.5 mg amex, subsequently cheap glyburide 5 mg otc, an outer- shell electron may refill the vacant site through the release of a X-ray photon or an Auger electron with energy equal to the energy difference between the excited and final atomic states so that the ionized atom can keep its lowest energy state. When the electron from the L shell fills the vacant site on the K shell, K X ray is released. When the electron from the M shell fills the vacant site on the K shell, K X ray is released (Fig. Electron–hole pairs are generated inside the detector when incoming X ray bombards on the detector. The number of electrons or holes is proportional to the energy of the incoming X ray. X ray is collected by a Si/Ge semi- conductor detector and transferred into charge pulses. Introduction to Analytical Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy 259 charge voltage pulse with a charge-sensitive preamplifier. Thermal energy also acti- vates electron–hole pairs in the semiconductor detector. Hence, the detector requires liquid nitrogen to cool down the detector surface to about 90K so that noise level is low enough and detector will not be destroyed by the diffusion of Li atoms (10). Contaminations such as hydrocarbon and ice accumulation on the cold sur- face detector lead to an absorption of low-energy X rays. To solve this problem, a window is required to isolate the detector and the microscope chamber. This win- dow is made from beryllium or nonberyllium materials such as polymer, diamond, boronitride, silicon nitride, or composite Al/polymer. Beryllium window hampers the passage of light elemental characteristic X ray and subsequently affects the microanalysis of light elements such as C, N, and O. Ultrathin window made from nonberyllium materials allows most of the elemental characteristic X ray to reach the detector except H, He, Li, Be, etc. After the generation of a charge pulse, the pulse is converted into a voltage pulse and amplified by the pulse processor. The intensity is so small that we could neglect it during the quantification analysis. The spectrum energy resolution varies from high to low as an increase of characteristic X-ray energy. It is used not only to identify the presence of elements but also to quantify the element content in the local area with electron beam interaction. Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy As the fast incident electrons interact with the sample, they may cause excitations of electrons in the conduction band, or discrete transitions between atomic energy levels, for example, 1s → 2p transitions. The excitation energy can be used for the composition, chemical bonding, and electron structure analysis of materials. Due to the inelastic scattering, the beam passes through the specimen as a beam with various wavelength electrons, analogous to the visible light. Just as a glass prism can be used to separate the different colors of visible light, a magnetic prism is used to disperse various wavelength electrons (Fig. Region I is an intense peak composed of both unscattered and elastically scattered electrons, namely, zero-loss peak. Generally, the zero-loss peak is used for the electron energy loss spectrometer alignment and focus. In addi- tion, energy spread of an electron gun can be measured with the zero-loss peak. The elec- tron beam energy loss, Ep, is a function of frequency, p, of the generated plasma. The plasmon peak contains valuable information about the electronic structure of the valence or conduction bands (21,22). It provides a prac- tical way to measure the specimen thickness t (21,22) as follows Ip t = ln (14) I0 where is the average mean free path of electrons, Ip the intensity of the plasmon peak, and I0 the intensity of the zero-loss peak. The spectrum in this region contains information on inner- or core-shell excitation or ionization. The spec- trum in this region has a smoothly decreasing background with superimposition 262 Chen et al. These edges contain the most important information on the element binding or ionization energy and the ionization cross section. The binding energy in the electron energy loss spectrum identifies the element of interest: the intensity in the edge is propor- tional to the differential scattering cross section, which is given by Fermi’s golden rule as (10,21,22) ∂2I 4 2 iq−r 2 = 2 f | e |i (E) (15) ∂ ∂E a q2 0 where is the relativistic correction, q the momentum transfer, (E) the density of the final state, a0 the Bohr radius, |i the initial state of wave functions, f | the final state of wave functions, E the energy loss, and the solid angle. Similarly, we used the X-ray intensity to determine the relative quantities of the elemental constituents. We can determine the elemental ratio by using electron energy loss spectrum, as these characteristic edges are normally well separated and unique for atomic number Z. Usually, it is used to determine the chemical bonding of elements in the specimen. In addition, the extending sev- eral hundred electron volts edge spectrum known as extended energy loss fine structure provides information about the atomic positions.

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Thus, lipophilic drugs such as propanolol, progesterone, 17β-œstradiol, naloxone and testosterone are absorbed rapidly and completely from the nasal cavity. In contrast, their oral bioavailabilities range from 25% for propranolol to less than 1% for progesterone. As such, the rate of absorption will be affected by the concentration of drug in solution at the absorbing membrane. The higher the drug concentration, the steeper the concentration gradient driving the absorption process and the faster the drug will be absorbed. Therefore if the drug is formulated as a solution, the highest concentration possible should be chosen that is compatible with an accurate and reproducible dosing volume. However, care must be taken, as high local drug concentrations over extended periods of time may also cause severe local irritation or adverse tissue reactions. For absorption of aerosol formulations, deposition of the aerosol must occur followed by dissolution of solid particles if applicable. The extent and site of deposition of an aerosol from a nasal spray will depend upon: • the aerodynamic diameter of the particle (which is also a function of droplet size, shape and density); • the particle charge (which might also depend on the drug, formulation excipients and method of aerosolization); • the velocity at which the particle is moving (which depends on respiratory patterns). In general, particles or droplets in the size range 5–10 μm tend to deposit in the nasal passages. Although the extent and site of particle deposition can be estimated from a knowledge of the aerodynamic size distribution of the aerosol, the situation can be complicated by the fact that the size of the particle can increase (and possibly its density decrease) as a result of water condensation, due to the humidity change upon entering the nasal cavity. Deposition mechanisms in the nose include inertial impaction, sedimentation, diffusion, interception and electrostatic attraction. The structure and physiology of the nasal cavity, with the small cross-section for airflow and sharp curves, suggests that inertial impaction is the most significant mechanism for drug deposition in the nasal cavity. The implications to nasal bioavailability of these deposition patterns from the different delivery devices is discussed further below (see Section 9. In contrast to the oral route, this route avoids degradation in the intestinal wall or the liver, prior to the drug reaching the systemic circulation. Accessibility The nasal cavity offers a readily accessible surface for drug delivery, obviating the need for complex delivery devices to enable the drug to reach its absorption site. Thus devices for nasal delivery are simpler in design than those intended to deliver drugs to, for instance, the alveolar region of the lung and are non- invasive, requiring the simple instillation of drops or sprays. Ease of administration Nasal devices, such as metered-dose nasal sprays, are simple for the patient to use and might be expected to be more acceptable to the patient than the use of pessaries or suppositories for the intravaginal and rectal delivery routes respectively. Intestinal alternative The nasal route may become a useful alternative to the intestinal route for drug absorption in situations where use of the gastrointestinal route is unfeasible. Examples include: • patients with nausea and vomiting; 234 • patients with swallowing difficulties and/or children; • drugs that are unstable in the gastrointestinal fluids; • drugs that undergo extensive first-pass effects in the gut wall or liver. For drugs which are rapidly absorbed, mucociliary clearance is likely to be of little consequence, but for those compounds with physicochemical properties dictating slow absorption the effect of mucociliary clearance is likely to be profound. Mucus barrier Drug diffusion may be limited by the physical barrier of the mucus layer and the binding of drugs to mucins. Limited to potent molecules For drugs of a high molecular weight (which are thus poorly absorbed), the route is limited only to potent drug molecules; typically those with effective plasma concentrations in the ng mL−1 (or lower) range. Lack of reproducibility The major problem associated with intranasal delivery is the question of whether it can provide reliable absorption. Diseases such as the common cold and hayfever are recognized to alter the condition of the nose, either increasing or decreasing mucociliary clearance, or altering the permeability of the absorbing mucosa. The frequency with which these diseases occur means that patients requiring chronic drug therapy will undergo periods when drug absorption might be expected to be higher or lower than “normal”. Adverse reactions Locally irritating or sensitizing drugs must be used with caution in this route. This contrasts with, for example, the buccal epithelium which is much more robust and less prone to irritation. The fragility of the tissue also means that this route is particularly sensitive to the adverse effects of penetration enhancers. Damage to the epithelium could result in compromised mucocilary clearance which is associated with respiratory disease.

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