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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706403/dalbavancin-use-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia
#1
Katie E Barber, Amir Tirmizi, Richard Finley, Kayla R Stover
Dalbavancin is a lipoglycopeptide with a long half-life that allows infrequent dosing. It is indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections caused by susceptible organisms, including Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Although this agent has been used off-label clinically, there are minimal data in infections outside the current indications. We report a case of a 28-year-old nonadherent male with HIV presenting with pneumonia due to MRSA that was treated with dalbavancin...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706402/levocetirizine-induced-psychiatric-disorders-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report-and-a-pharmacovigilance-database-analysis
#2
Carla Carnovale, Simone Russo, Gigliola Biondelli, Marta Gentili, Marco Pozzi, Stefania Antoniazzi, Sonia Radice, Emilio Clementi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706401/influence-of-west-african-ethnicity-and-gender-on-beta-cell-function-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-essential-hypertensives-treated-with-hydrochlorothiazide-and-hydrochlorothiazide-lisinopril-combination
#3
Micheal Olamoyegun, Babatope Kolawole, Adesuyi A L Ajayi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) given alone and in combination with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) on beta-cell function in a negroid population to further explore possible ethnic differences in the effect of antihypertensive drugs on homeostasis model assessment - insulin resistance (HOMA-IR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 80 newly diagnosed Nigerian essential hypertensive patients were assigned to receive either HCT 25 mg daily or both HCT and lisinopril (Lis; 25/10 mg daily) in an open-label study for 12 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706400/hybrid-therapy-versus-sequential-therapy-for-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Sahoo Ashokkumar, Sonia Agrawal, Jharna Mandal, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Gubbi Shamanna Sreenath, Vikram Kate
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sequential therapy (ST) with the hybrid therapy (HT) for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with peptic ulcer disease and gastritis found to be H. pylori positive were randomized to HT group who received omeprazole (20 mg bid) and amoxicillin (1 g bid) for 7 days followed by omeprazole (20 mg bid), amoxicillin (1 g bid), clarithromycin (500 mg bid), and metronidazole (400 mg tid) for the next 7 days and ST group who received omeprazole and amoxicillin for 5 days followed by omeprazole, clarithromycin, and metronidazole for the next 5 days...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706399/comparative-effect-of-divided-doses-of-adult-solid-and-liquid-oral-formulations-of-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-management-of-pediatric-epilepsy
#5
Ravi Prasad Nidanapu, Bascarane Tamijarassy, Subramanian Mahadevan, Batmanabane Gitanjali
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in the efficacy and safety of the commonly prescribed AEDs in the management of epilepsy in children when using divided doses of adult solid oral formulations (DDSF) with the liquid oral formulations (LFs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had one or more seizures per month and prescribed with DDSF were recruited. Initially the patients were continued on DDSF for 4 months following which they were switched over to LF for the subsequent 4 months...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706398/efficacy-of-atorvastatin-in-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-high-risk-patients-undergoing-angiography-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Maaz Hussain Syed, Prakash Narayan Khandelwal, Vijay R Thawani, S S Katare
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of atorvastatin (ATN) 80 mg in the prevention of contrast medium- induced nephropathy (CIN) in high risk patients undergoing angiograph. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, double-blind, two-arm, parallel group RCT. A total of 216 patients undergoing coronary angiography were screened, and 188 eligible patients were randomized to two treatment arms. Patients in Group A received tablet N-acetylcysteine (NAC) 1200 mg once daily, and patients in Group B received tablet atorvastatin 80 mg + NAC 1200 mg once daily, for 3 days before, and 2 days after angiography...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706397/assessment-of-sperm-deoxyribose-nucleic-acid-fragmentation-using-sperm-chromatin-dispersion-assay
#7
Harsha Pratap, Suma Yekappa Hottigoudar, Kubera Siddappa Nichanahalli, Parkash Chand
The integrity of sperm deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is one of the determinants that ensure normal fertilization, implantation, pregnancy, and the generation of a healthy progeny. Assessment of sperm DNA fragmentation has gained importance as a tool to provide significant information regarding sperm quality, and it can independently predict sperm fertilizing potential. The sperm chromatin dispersion (SCD) assay is one of the available techniques to detect sperm DNA damage with results comparable to the gold standard - Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405137/pleural-tuberculosis-following-infliximab-therapy-for-ankylosing-spondylitis
#8
V S Gokul Krishnan, Sharath Madhyastha, Kusugodlu Ramamoorthi, Raviraj V Acharya, Vinaya Gopalaswamy
We present a case of pleural tuberculosis (TB) in a patient on infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis. A 36-year-old male presented to our hospital with low back ache of inflammatory type along with multiple symmetric inflammatory type of joint pain. Further clinical examination, laboratory and radiological investigations were suggestive of ankylosing spondylitis. He was initially treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs but citing poor response it was decided to initiate biologic therapy using infliximab (antitumor necrosis factor-alpha)...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405136/ifosfamide-induced-encephalopathy-precipitated-by-aprepitant-a-rarely-manifested-side-effect-of-drug-interaction
#9
Pritam Sureshchandra Kataria, Pradip Piraji Kendre, Apurva A Patel
Central nervous system (CNS) toxicity has been reported in approximately 10%-30% of patients receiving intravenous infusions of ifosfamide. Encephalopathy is a rare but serious CNS adverse reaction in these patients, and although usually transient and reversible, may cause persistent neurological dysfunction or death. Clinical features range from fatigue and confusion to coma and death. Ifosfamide forms backbone of various treatment regimens including curative treatment and palliative chemotherapy regimen. Precipitation of ifosfamide-induced encephalopathy (IIE) by aprepitant has been reported in the literature rarely...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405135/severe-bone-marrow-suppression-accompanying-pulmonary-infection-and-hemorrhage-of-the-digestive-tract-associated-with-leflunomide-and-low-dose-methotrexate-combination-therapy
#10
Caihong Qu, Ying Lu, Weimin Liu
A 60-year-old male patient developed hyperpyrexia, cough, expectoration with blood-stained sputum, mouth ulcers, and suppurative tonsillitis after receiving 35 days of combination treatment with leflunomide (LEF) and low-dose methotrexate (MTX) for active rheumatoid arthritis. On admission, routine blood tests showed severe thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis, and decreased hemoglobin concentration compared with the relatively normal results of 1 month previously during the first hospitalization. Chest radiography revealed inflammation in both lungs, and a fecal occult blood test was positive...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405134/methylcobalamin-in-vitamin-b12-deficiency-to-give-or-not-to-give
#11
Ashwin Kamath, Sudhakar Pemminati
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405133/risperidone-induced-adverse-drug-reactions-and-role-of-drd2-141-c-ins-del-and-5htr2c-759-c-t-genetic-polymorphisms-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
#12
Charanraj Goud Alladi, Anbarasan Mohan, Deepak Gopal Shewade, Ravi Philip Rajkumar, Surendiran Adithan, Karthick Subramanian
OBJECTIVE: To determine the adverse drug reaction (ADR) profile of risperidone and their association with dopamine (DRD2 - 141 C Ins/Del/rs1799732) and serotonin receptor (5HTR2C -759 C>T/rs3813929) gene polymorphisms in patients with schizophrenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted among 289 patients who were diagnosed with schizophrenia and were on treatment with risperidone (4-8 mg/day)-based therapy for a minimum of 4 weeks. Genotyping was carried by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405132/antianginal-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-ranolazine-as-an-add-on-drug-to-concomitant-medications-primarily-metoprolol-in-chronic-stable-angina-patients-a-prospective-open-label-study
#13
Anant Mahaveer Khot, H V Anuradha, V S Prakash, M C Shivamurathy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of ranolazine as an add-on drug in chronic stable angina patients and the impact of ranolazine on the quality of life in chronic stable angina patients receiving other antianginal medications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a prospective, open-label, hospital-based study involving 144 patients with chronic stable angina. First group received either metoprolol 12.5 or 25 mg/day or other antianginal medications; if the symptoms persist, the dose of metoprolol was increased to 50 mg/day, and to the second group, ranolazine 500 mg BD or 1 g OD was added along with metoprolol or others if the anginal attacks were not subsiding...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405131/indocyanine-green-001-icg-001-attenuates-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-induces-myocardial-injury-following-sepsis
#14
Nasser Ghaly Yousif, Najah R Hadi, Alaa Manea Hassan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanistic pathway of both indocyanine green (ICG)-001 in attenuated endotoxemia-induced cardiac depression through downregulation cardiac Wnt/ β-catenin cell signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult (4-6 months) male Albino-Webster mice, their weights ranged from 25 to 30 g, were pretreated with ICG-001 i.p., following cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Left ventricle (LV) function was assessed using a microcatheter system. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and cytokines mediators in plasma and myocardium were analyzed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405130/mechanism-underlying-linezolid-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-a-chronic-kidney-failure-mouse-model
#15
Nao Nishijo, Yasuhiro Tsuji, Kazuhisa Matsunaga, Masahiko Kutsukake, Fumiyasu Okazaki, Shiro Fukumori, Hidefumi Kasai, Yoichi Hiraki, Ippei Sakamaki, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Karube, Hideto To
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between renal function and linezolid (LZD)-induced thrombocytopenia and elucidate the underlying mechanism using a chronic renal disease (CRD) mouse model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CRD was induced in 5-week-old male Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice by 5/6 nephrectomy. After this procedure, LZD (25 and 100 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally once every day for 28 days. Platelet counts, white blood cell (WBC) counts, and hematocrit (HCT) levels were measured every 7 days...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405129/effect-of-addition-of-fentanyl-and-clonidine-to-local-anesthetic-solution-in-peribulbar-block
#16
Poonam Nehra, Vrinda Oza, Vandana Parmar, Pooja Fumakiya
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of addition of fentanyl and clonidine as adjuvants to bupivacaine and lignocaine in peribulbar block. METHODS: The study was conducted on 105 adult patients of either sex, of ASA grade I and II undergoing ophthalmic surgeries. Patients were randomly divided into 3 groups of 35 each. All the patients were given peribulbuar block with 5ml lignocaine 2% +3 ml bupivacaine 0.5% +1 ml hyaluronidase (250 IU). In addition to this 1 ml normal saline was added to Group S, 25 μg fentanyl to Group F and 25 μg clonidine to Group C...
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405128/eminence-or-evidence-the-volatility-uncertainty-complexity-and-ambiguity-in-healthcare
#17
EDITORIAL
M K Unnikrishnan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163544/lifitegrast-a-novel-drug-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease
#18
Afroz Abidi, Pooja Shukla, Ali Ahmad
Dry eye disease (DED) is an inflammatory disorder of ocular surfaces leading to severe disability, especially in the elderly age group. The mainstay of therapy includes artificial tears, punctual plugs, topical anti-inflammatory agents, and corticosteroids. In the past few years, only cyclosporine-A emulsions have been added to the existing therapy, but it is discontinued by most patients as it causes burning sensation in the eye. Hence, progress in new research for a better therapeutic option led to the discovery of lymphocyte function-associated antigen intercellular adhesion molecule 1 antagonist, lifitegrast...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163543/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-enzyme-inhibitors-an-emerging-new-therapeutic-option-for-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia
#19
Faizan Mazhar, Nafis Haider
The treatment of hypercholesterolemia entered in a new phase of development with the introduction of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in the market. The Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency recently approved the alirocumab and evolocumab, subcutaneously injectable monoclonal antibody every 2 or 4 weeks against PCSK9, for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia in patients with intolerance or inadequate response to statins, especially for the secondary prevention or in the case of familial hypercholesterolemia...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163542/presumed-isotretinoin-induced-extraocular-myopathy
#20
Md Shahid Alam, Swati Agarwal
Isotretinoin a synthetic analogue of vitamin A is primarily used for cystic acne not responding to conventional treatment. Several ocular side effects including blurring of vision, decreased dark adaptation, corneal opacities and meibomian gland atrophy have been reported with prolonged use of isotretinoin. There have been reports of muscular damage caused by isotretinoin. Extra ocular myopathy as an adverse effect of long term used of isotretinoin has never been mentioned in literature. We report a case of a young male who presented to us with complaints of diplopia after using isotretinoin for a prolonged period...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
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