By National Research Council, National Academies Press (U.S.) Staff (Contribution by) Committee on Animal Models for Testing Interventions Against Aerosolized Bioterrorism Agents

ISBN-10: 0309102111

ISBN-13: 9780309102117

ISBN-10: 0309660939

ISBN-13: 9780309660938

The nationwide Institute of hypersensitivity and Infectious ailments (NIAID) offers the top precedence to constructing countermeasures opposed to bioterrorism brokers which are hugely infective whilst dispersed in aerosol shape. constructing medicinal drugs to avoid or deal with health problems as a result of bioterrorism brokers calls for checking out their effectiveness in animals for the reason that human scientific trials will be unethical. on the request of NIAID, the nationwide Academies carried out a examine to ascertain how such checking out may be more desirable. Overcoming demanding situations to improve Countermeasures opposed to Aerosolized Bioterrorism brokers offers options to researchers on picking the types of animal types, aerosol turbines, and bioterrorism agent doses that may produce stipulations that the majority heavily mimic the sickness strategy in people. It additionally urges researchers to completely record experimental parameters within the literature in order that stories may be reproduced and in comparison. The booklet recommends that every one unclassified information on bioterrorism agent studies--including unclassified, unpublished facts from U.S. military scientific learn Institute of Infectious illnesses (USAMRIID)--be released within the open literature. The e-book additionally calls at the U.S. nutrients and Drug management to enhance the method through which bioterrorism countermeasures are licensed in accordance with the result of animal experiences.

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Whole-body exposure chambers are usually of the type in which a continuous flow of throughput air is maintained; and they tend to be constructed of stainless steel, mainly because stainless steel does not build up localized electrical surface charge (which can affect dosing) and it is sterilizable. This type of exposure has several advantages. It can accommodate a large variety and number of animals for long periods of time, and it does not require restraint or anesthesia during exposure. However, this type of exposure can lead to highly variable dosing because animals can come into contact with the aerosolized material in a variety of ways.

Paul, MN). Generation over a short time period will not eliminate recirculation of the media or all of its consequences. Investigators need to consider: (1) using a single-pass bubbling aerosol generator that does not recirculate the media and therefore may be a good alternative to the air-blast nebulizer (Mainelis and others 2005); or (2) continuously feeding the reservoir with fresh liquid to reduce the artifacts associated with recirculation. Continuously feeding the reservoir is particularly important for long exposures and when using generators that are not single-pass.

Air-blast nebulization can also result in the recirculation of the media and the formation of particle aggregates that are less inhalable than naturally occurring particles. In addition, during air-blast nebulization, the concentration of particles in the aqueous solution steadily increases. This means that, over time, the animal could be exposed to aerosols that contain increasingly concentrated amounts of the agent, resulting in an unrepresentative response. To circumvent these difficulties, researchers have used the following techniques: (1) placing the nebulizer reservoir on ice to reduce evaporative losses and help maintain the aqueous concentration at consistent levels; (2) nebulizing for short periods of time to keep the concentration more consistent and reduce the effects of shear GENERATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AEROSOLIZED AGENTS 23 stress; (3) increasing the reservoir volume to reduce the change in concentration over time; and (4) using continuous fluid feed or recirculation with a large external fluid volume.

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