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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413993/efficacy-of-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-with-or-without-peginterferon-alfa-in-treatment-of-a-cohort-of-egyptian-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Ossama Ashraf Ahmed, Hany Haroun Kaisar, Nehad Hawash, Hossam Samir, Sherif Sadek Taha Shabana, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Fouad, Fatma Rizk, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background &Aims: Sofosbuvir is a powerful drug for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In comparison to preceding remedies, sofosbuvir-based regimens provide a higher cure rate, fewer side effects, and much lower duration of treatment. The aim of the work was to assess the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin with or without peginterferon-alfa in treatment of a cohort of Egyptian patients with hepatitis C virus infection. METHODS: Two hundred treatment naive patients who were HCV-antibody positive and HCV RNA by PCR positive aged more than 18 years were enrolled in the study and patients were classified into two groups: Group I which included 100 patients who received dual therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin and Group II which included 100 patients triple therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin (as with the dual therapy) and a 180 mcg Peg-INF alpha 2a subcutaneous injection weekly for 12 weeks...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403799/descriptive-analysis-of-mortality-predictors-in-h1n1-influenza-in-south-indian-patients
#2
Kanav Khera, Ajit Singh, Girish Thunga, Jatin Agarwal, Shivanshu Awasthi, Jewel Maria Francis, Rama Bhat
BACKGROUND: H1N1 (hemagglutinin-H-neuroaminidase-N) influenza infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality because of associated complications and related factors. Predictors of mortality in H1N1 patients are studied with very few without seasonal/pandemic declaration. This study was carried out to describe the clinical features, complications and different risk factors that affect the outcome in the patients with confirmed H1N1influenza infection. METHODS: A retrospective study was done in Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, India by analyzing the medical records of 141 patients admitted from January, 2011 to June, 2015...
April 7, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356054/infectious-disorders-drug-targets-formerly-current-drug-targets-infectious-disorders
#3
Hourieh Alkadi, Rajwa Jbeily
Stereochemistry has been occupied a great role in manufacture and development of pharmaceuti-cals. Chiral properties play an important role in the determination of pharmacological actions of the drug. In recent years, there is a considerable interest in chiral separation to isolate and examine both enantiomers. This article provides an overview about the stereochemistry and its role in drugs, and also, offers approved isolation methods for enantiomeric pairs.
March 29, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317491/predictive-value-of-the-leukocyte-esterase-test-for-the-detection-of-pleocytosis-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
#4
Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Mehdi Karamipour, HasanAli Ahmadi, Mohammad M Sajadi
BACKGROUND: Rapid and accurate diagnostic tests for patients with suspected bacterial meningitis is crucial to prevent subsequent mortality and morbidity. We carried out this study to determine diagnostic value of the rapid leukocyte esterase (LE) strip test to identify PMN pleocytosis in cerebral spinal fluid. METHODS: A total of 126 patients with suspected meningitis were enrolled in this prospective study. Microscopic examination (cell count and differential) and leukocyte esterase (LE) rapid strip test was performed on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples...
March 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228089/genotypic-characterization-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-spp-in-tertiary-center-iran
#5
Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Matin Rouhani, Mahdiyeh Ghasemnejad
BACKGROUND: Enterococci infection rate, mortality and morbidity has been increased in recent decades accompanied by progressive emerging antimicrobial resistance. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), important pathogen in hospitalized patients, have distinct antibiotic susceptibility to glycopeptides that varied genetically and can influence in choosing therapeutic agents. In this study, we aimed to determine the patterns of antimicrobial resistance according to the genotypic variations in VREs...
February 10, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164754/prevalence-of-adverse-drug-reactions-to-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy-haart-among-hiv-positive-patients-in-imam-khomeini-hospital-of-tehran-iran
#6
Raheleh Golrokhy, Hamid Emadi Koochak, Azita Babaii, Alia Pourdast, Mehrnaz Rasoolinejad, Saeed Reza Jamali Moghadam, Reza Rezaei Taheri, Seyed Ahmad SeyedAlinaghi
OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) among HIV positive patients referred to Imam Khomeini hospital in Tehran, Iran. METHODS: This is a cross sectional study regarding side effects of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in HIV positive patients referred to Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) center in Imam Khomeini Hospital of Tehran, Iran during a period of the year 2009 to 2010. Two hundred patients under antiretroviral treatment evaluated for the side effects of drug based on available records, face to face interviews and written lab data...
January 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124602/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-in-pakistan
#7
Iftikhar Ali, Afaq Rahim, Muhammad Ijaz
The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a zoonotic disease transmitted by ticks and is characterized by fever and bleeding. It was seen for the first time in the south of present day Ukraine and thus named, Crimean fever. 1 In 1956, the virus was isolated in a patient with similar symptoms residing in Congo, Kenya and the virus was named Congo virus. The viruses causing these two diseases were the same and hence was termed Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV). Humans are the only known host that develops disease...
January 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093970/evaluation-of-salivary-vitamin-c-and-catalase-in-hiv-positive-and-healthy-hiv-negative-control-group
#8
Fatemeh Ahmadi Motamayel, Samaneh Vaziri Amjad, Mohammad Taghi Goodarzi, Jalal Poorolajal
BACKGROUND: Saliva is a complex oral biologic fluid from major and minor salivary glands. Saliva has immunological, enzymatic and antioxidant defense mechanisms. Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is life threatening disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was evaluation of salivary vitamin C and catalase level in HIV positive patients in comparison to healthy control group. METHOD: Forty nine HIV infected person and 49 healthy subjects were selected...
January 16, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088916/an-increasing-threat-in-an-iranian-referral-children-s-hospital-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#9
Setareh Mamishi, Reza Habibi, Babak Pourakbari, Shima Mahmoudi, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Reihaneh Hosseinpour Sadeghi, Mahmoud Khodabandeh
INTRODUCTION: Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen in the past decades. Due to the prevalence of A. baumannii across the world, suitable typing methods to investigate the epidemiological distribution of the organism have been developed. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological and molecular diversity of A. baumannii strains isolated from nosocomial infections of hospitalized children in Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), an Iranian referral hospital, in Tehran, Iran...
January 13, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079004/foodborne-giardiasis-is-there-any-relationship-between-food-handlers-and-transmission-of-giardia-duodenalis
#10
Molouk Beiromvand, Ehsanallah Mirrezaie, Somayeh Mirzavand
BACKGROUND: The foodborne diseases are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the human communities. Giardia duodenalis, the causative agent of giardiasis, is one of the foodborne parasites, which has public health importance. The aim of the current study was to assess the prevalence of G. duodenalis among food handlers in Andimeshk County, southwest of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was undertaken among 480 food handlers in 2015...
January 10, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056752/inhibiting-the-secretion-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-hbsag-to-treat-hepatitis-b-infection-a-review
#11
Simon D Baugh
Chronic Hepatitis B is a major global health issue, and has no known cure. Currently there are over 240 million people infected with the disease, and it leads to the death of over 686,000 people each year. A total of seven treatments which help to control the disease are currently available: interferon-based treatments (pegasys, and interferon alpha), and nucleoside and nucleotide analogs (Viread, Baraclude, Tyzeka, Hepsera, Epivir-HBV), but all require continuing treatment to maintain control of the disease...
January 4, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042765/study-of-serum-levels-of-some-oxidative-stress-markers-in-children-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#12
Adel A Hagag, Saleh M Amin, Rasha B El-Fiky, Magda E El-Sayad
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori are gram-negative spiral shaped bacteria, with sheathed flagella. H. pylori infection is one of the most common chronic infections in humans. Infection is usually acquired during childhood, and becomes a lifelong infection in most people unless treated. The aim of this study was to evaluate serum levels of oxidative stress indices in children with H. pylori infection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study was carried out on 60 children infected with H...
January 2, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034365/in-vivo-antibacterial-and-wound-healing-activities-of-roman-chamomile-chamaemelum-nobile
#13
Hossein Kazemian, Sobhan Ghafourian, Nourkhoda Sadeghifard, Behzad Badakhsh, Hamid Heidari, Asieh Taji, Aref Shavalipour, Reza Mohebi, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Hamidreza Houri, Reza Houshmandfar
BACKGROUND: Today considerable number of drugs are produced from plants. Several plants with antibacterial and healing applications are used in medicine such as Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile L.). Wound infection is one of the most prevalent infections among infectious disease around the world. Due to appearance of drug resistance, researchers are now paying attention to medicinal plants. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the antimicrobial and wound healing properties of C...
December 30, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034364/in-silico-analysis-of-toxins-of-staphylococcus-aureus-for-validating-putative-drug-targets
#14
Ramadevi Mohana, Subhashree Venugopal
Toxins are one among the numerous virulence factors produced by the bacteria. These are powerful poisonous substances enabling the bacteria to encounter the defense mechanism of human body. The pathogenic system of Staphylococcus aureus is evolved with various exotoxins that causes detrimental effects of human immune system. Four toxins namely enterotoxin A, exfoliative toxin A, TSST-1 and γ-hemolysin were downloaded from Uniprot database and were analyzed to understand the nature of the toxins and for drug target validation...
December 30, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034363/the-screening-of-novel-inhibitors-against-leishmania-donovani-calcium-ion-channel-to-fight-leishmaniasis
#15
Mohammad Kashif, Partha Pratim Manna, Yusuf Akhter, Mohammed Alaidarous, Abdur Rub
Leishmania is an intracellular protozoan parasite which causes Leishmaniasis, a global health problem affecting millions of people throughout 89 different countries in the world. The current treatment which includes use of amphotericin B, antimonials, and others has major drawbacks due to toxicity, resistance, and extraordinary high cost. So there is an urgent need of development of new drug targets to fight against leishmaniasis. In this regard we have selected Leishmania donovani Ca2+ ion channel (Ld-CC) as potential drug target...
December 30, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919209/evaluation-of-echocardiographic-abnormalities-in-hiv-positive-patients-treated-with-antiretroviral-medications
#16
Sina Moradmand Badie, Mehrnaz Rasoulinejad, Mohammadreza Salehi, Hamid Emadi Kochak, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Seyed Ali Dehghan Manshadi, Fatemeh Jahanjo Amin Abad, Banafsheh Moradmand Badie
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is a reliable means for the diagnosis of functional and valvular diseases of the heart in HIV positive and HIV negative patients. The current study was to evaluate echocardiographic abnormalities in HIV positive patients under an antiretroviral therapy (ART) program in Tehran, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Iran. METHODS: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, conducted among 231 HIV positive patients under ART. All HIV positive patients including 150 men (65%) and 81 women (35%) (mean age of 41 years) were assessed by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) in Imam Khomeini Hospital, over the period from 2013 to 2014...
December 5, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915986/molecular-analysis-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-metallo-beta-lactamase-a-first-report-of-an-iranian-referral-pediatric-hospital
#17
Shima Mahmoudi, Babak Pourakbari, Mansoure Hosseini, Amir Esmaeil Alyari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aerouginosa is an important opportunistic pathogen causes clinical infections among ill patients. Metallo- Beta- lactamases (MBLs) are important mechanisms of carbapenem (drug of choice) resistance among Pseudomonas aerouginosa isolates. The aim of this study was to determine B- lactamases genes (bla-genes) in P. aerouginosa isolates and to detect percentage of MBLs among P. aerouginosa isolates in different wards. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clinical isolates of P...
December 2, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889997/acute-cystitis-caused-by-commensal-neisseria-oralis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Yassar Alamri, Aaron Keene, Alan Pithie
Neisseria are usually harmless inhabitants of otherwise asymptomatic persons' upper respiratory mucosal surfaces. It is, therefore, expected that a disturbance in the physiology leads to non-gonococcal, non-meningococcal Neisseria becoming pathogenic. We report the case of a diabetic man who initially presented with non-specific symptoms and was later found to have cystitis caused by N. oralis. We also review the pertinent literature and discuss available evidence on pathophysiological mechanisms of infection with such commensal bacteria...
November 23, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875955/detection-the-mycoplasma-pneumonia-in-synovial-fluid-of-children-with-negative-culture-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-in-tehran-iran
#19
Samileh Noorbakhsh, Mohammad Reza Shokrollahi, Farideh Ebrahimi Taj, Vida Zarabi, Azardokht Tabatabaei
BACKGROUND: arthritis could be caused by different etiologies ranging from rheumatologic diseases to infectious conditions. Therefore, early diagnosis of etiology and treatment is important. The purpose of this study was to determine the the M.pneumonia in synovial fluid of children with arthritis by 2 methods (serology and qualitative PCR). Methods & materials: this trial was carried out as a cross sectional study in pediatric and orthopedic ward of Rasoul-e Akram hospital in Tehran, Iran...
November 21, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848902/the-impact-of-mass-gathering-on-the-burden-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-al-madinah-al-monawarah-region-saudi-arabia
#20
Mogahid Elhassan, Hassan A Hemeg, Miskelyemen A Elmekki, Khalid A Turkistani, Ahmed A Abdul-Aziz
BACKGROUND: The pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility to first line drugs and multidrug resistance in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, a seasonally overcrowded are during Hajj and Omrah, is not well studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate anti-TB drug resistance and its distribution among new cases in Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah. METHODS: Study subjects included 622 patients with first time confirmed TB referred to the central tuberculosis laboratory in Al-Madinah between January 2012 and December 2014...
November 15, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
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