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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097731/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-amorolfine-5-nail-lacquer-in-combination-with-systemic-antifungal-agents-for-onychomycosis-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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Xiaowei Feng, Xincai Xiong, Yuping Ran
The efficacy and safety of amorolfine 5% nail lacquer in combination with systemic antifungal agents in the treatment of the onychomycosis were evaluated. According to our meta-analysis, combination treatment of amorolfine 5% nail lacquer and systemic antifungals can result in higher percentage of complete clearance of onychomycosis. It showed that the experimental combination group was more effective than monotherapy of the systemic antifungals [OR (odds ratio) = 1.97, 95%CI (95% confidence interval) = 1...
January 18, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096662/synthetic-nanoparticles-of-bovine-serum-albumin-with-entrapped-salicylic-acid
#2
E S Bronze-Uhle, B C Costa, V F Ximenes, P N Lisboa-Filho
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is highly water soluble and binds drugs or inorganic substances noncovalently for their effective delivery to various affected areas of the body. Due to the well-defined structure of the protein, containing charged amino acids, albumin nanoparticles (NPs) may allow electrostatic adsorption of negatively or positively charged molecules, such that substantial amounts of drug can be incorporated within the particle, due to different albumin-binding sites. During the synthesis procedure, pH changes significantly...
2017: Nanotechnology, Science and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096438/infection-prophylaxis-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-results-from-an-australia-new-zealand-survey
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Denise J Campbell, David W Mudge, Martin P Gallagher, Wai H Lim, Ranganathan Dwarakanathan, Walaa Saweirs, Jonathan C Craig
♦ Background: Clinical practice guidelines aim to reduce the rates of peritoneal dialysis (PD)-related infections, a common complication of PD in end-stage kidney disease patients. We describe the clinical practices used by Australian and New Zealand nephrologists to prevent PD-related infections in PD patients. ♦ Methods: A survey of PD practices in relation to the use of antibiotic and antifungal prophylaxis in PD patients was conducted of practicing nephrologists identified via the Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) membership in 2013...
January 17, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095078/diagnosis-classification-and-therapeutic-interventions-for-sinopulmonary-aspergillosis
#4
Matthew William McCarthy, Daniel Aguilar-Zapata, Vidmantas Petraitis, Thomas J Walsh
Sinopulmonary aspergillosis represents a diverse collection of allergic, invasive, and chronic sinus and respiratory conditions. These diseases can affect patients with and without immune impairment and in some cases may be life-threatening. Areas Covered: We review the diagnosis, classification, and therapeutic options available to treat sinopulmonary aspergillosis and look ahead to emerging diagnostic and therapeutic options that may soon play an important role in clinical practice. Expert Commentary: Histopathology and tissue culture remain the gold standard for the diagnosis of invasive sinopulmonary aspergillosis, but several new molecular detection methods have recently emerged, including various PCR-based platforms, MALDI-TOF, and lateral flow assays...
January 17, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081296/short-synthetic-%C3%AE-helical-forming-peptide-amphiphiles-for-fungal-keratitis-treatment-in-vivo
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Hong Wu, Shaoqiong Liu, Nikken Wiradharma, Zhan Yuin Ong, Yan Li, Yi Yan Yang, Jackie Y Ying
The emergence of fungal keratitis is on the rise globally. However, current antifungal therapeutics are ineffective in severe keratomycosis. Previously reported α-helical peptides comprising 8-14 amino acids demonstrate broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity both in vitro and in vivo. Here, α-helical peptides of the optimized sequences are investigated for antifungal biofilm in vitro and in vivo using a fungal biofilm-caused mouse keratitis model. The peptides with the optimal composition demonstrate higher α-helical propensity and improve antifungal activity in dispersing Candida albicans biofilm in vitro...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080991/minimizing-fungal-disease-deaths-will-allow-the-unaids-target-of-reducing-annual-aids-deaths-below-500-000-by-2020-to-be-realized
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David W Denning
Deaths from AIDS (1 500 000 in 2013) have been falling more slowly than anticipated with improved access to antiretroviral therapy. Opportunistic infections account for most AIDS-related mortality, with a median age of death in the mid-30s. About 360 000 (24%) of AIDS deaths are attributed to tuberculosis. Fungal infections deaths in AIDS were estimated at more than 700 000 deaths (47%) annually. Rapid diagnostic tools and antifungal agents are available for these diseases and would likely have a major impact in reducing deaths...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080986/clinical-implications-of-globally-emerging-azole-resistance-in-aspergillus-fumigatus
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REVIEW
Jacques F Meis, Anuradha Chowdhary, Johanna L Rhodes, Matthew C Fisher, Paul E Verweij
Aspergillus fungi are the cause of an array of diseases affecting humans, animals and plants. The triazole antifungal agents itraconazole, voriconazole, isavuconazole and posaconazole are treatment options against diseases caused by Aspergillus However, resistance to azoles has recently emerged as a new therapeutic challenge in six continents. Although de novo azole resistance occurs occasionally in patients during azole therapy, the main burden is the aquisition of resistance through the environment. In this setting, the evolution of resistance is attributed to the widespread use of azole-based fungicides...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080217/synergistic-effects-of-tetrandrine-with-posaconazole-against-aspergillus-fumigatus
#8
Shui-Xiu Li, Yan-Jun Song, Ling Jiang, Ya-Jing Zhao, Hui Guo, Dong-Mei Li, Kun-Ju Zhu, Hong Zhang
In our earlier in vitro and in vivo studies, synergistic effects were observed when itraconazole or voriconazole were combined with tetrandrine (TET) against Aspergillus fumigatus, and the synergistic mechanism was related to inhibition of the drug efflux pump. Posaconazole (PCZ) is a broad-spectrum triazole antifungal agent used for the treatment of diverse fungal infections, including aspergillosis and candidiasis. Herein, the antifungal effects of TET are further investigated in vitro and in vivo alone or combined with PCZ against 20 clinical isolates of A...
January 12, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079179/transcriptome-and-network-analyses-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-reveal-that-amphotericin-b-and-lactoferrin-synergy-disrupt-metal-homeostasis-and-stress-response
#9
Chi Nam Ignatius Pang, Yu-Wen Lai, Leona T Campbell, Sharon C-A Chen, Dee A Carter, Marc R Wilkins
Invasive fungal infections are difficult to treat. The few available antifungal drugs have problems with toxicity or efficacy, and resistance is increasing. To overcome these challenges, existing therapies may be enhanced by synergistic combination with another agent. Previously, we found amphotericin B (AMB) and the iron chelator, lactoferrin (LF), were synergistic against a range of different fungal pathogens. This study investigates the mechanism of AMB-LF synergy, using RNA-seq and network analyses. AMB treatment resulted in increased expression of genes involved in iron homeostasis and ATP synthesis...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073158/antimicrobial-activity-and-mechanism-of-action-of-a-thionin-like-peptide-from-capsicum-annuum-fruits-and-combinatorial-treatment-with-fluconazole-against-fusarium-solani
#10
Gabriel B Taveira, Érica O Mello, André O Carvalho, Mariana Regente, Marcela Pinedo, Laura de La Canal, Rosana Rodrigues, Valdirene M Gomes
Many Fusarium species are able to cause severe infections in plants as well as in animals and humans. Therefore, the discovery of new antifungal agents is of paramount importance. CaThi belongs to the thionins, which are cationic peptides with low molecular weights (∼ 5 kDa) that have toxic effects against various microorganisms. Herein, we study the mechanism of action of CaThi and its combinatory effect with fluconazole (FLC) against Fusarium solani. The mechanism of action of CaThi was studied by growth inhibition, viability, plasma membrane permeabilization, ROS induction, caspase activation, localization and DNA binding capability, as assessed with Sytox green, DAB, FITC-VAD-FMK, CaThi-FITC and gel shift assays...
January 10, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071858/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-2-aminonicotinamide-derivatives-as-antifungal-agents
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Tingjunhong Ni, Ran Li, Fei Xie, Jing Zhao, Xin Huang, Maomao An, Chengxu Zang, Zhan Cai, Dazhi Zhang, Yuanying Jiang
Based on the structures of the reported compounds G884 [N-(3-(pentan-2-yloxy)phenyl)nicotinamide], E1210 [3-(3-(4-((pyridin-2-yloxy)methyl)benzyl)isoxazol-5-yl)pyridin-2-amine], and 10 b [2-amino-N-((5-(3-fluorophenoxy)thiophen-2-yl)methyl)nicotinamide], which inhibit the biosynthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins in fungi, a series of novel 2-aminonicotinamide derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated for in vitro antifungal activity. Most of these compounds were found to exhibit potent in vitro antifungal activity against Candida albicans, with MIC80 values ranging from 0...
January 10, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070663/the-pygidial-gland-secretion-of-the-forest-caterpillar-hunter-calosoma-calosoma-sycophanta-the-antimicrobial-properties-against-human-pathogens
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REVIEW
Marija Nenadić, Marina Soković, Jasmina Glamočlija, Ana Ćirić, Vesna Perić-Mataruga, Larisa Ilijin, Vele Tešević, Marina Todosijević, Ljubodrag Vujisić, Nikola Vesović, Srećko Ćurčić
Recently, various insect secretions have been tested as possible antimicrobial agents. In beetles, these secretions are essentially products of various exocrine glands, of which particular emphasis is on pygidial glands that are common for the suborder Adephaga. The antimicrobial potential of the pygidial gland secretion isolated from the adults of Calosoma sycophanta against human pathogens has been tested and compared with the potential of other carabid species, particularly within the tribe Carabini. The antimicrobial assay includes a microdilution method which was applied in order to determine the minimal inhibitory, minimal fungicidal and minimal bactericidal concentrations...
January 9, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070116/aspergillus-terreus-brain-abscess-complicated-by-tension-pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-angiosarcoma
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Thejal Srikumar, Smitha Pabbathi, Jorge Fernandez, Sowmya Nanjappa
BACKGROUND Aspergillus terreus is an evolving opportunistic pathogen, and patients with A. terreus often have poor outcomes due to its intrinsic resistance to several systemic antifungal agents. Here we present a unique case of intracranial abscesses of A. terreus in a patient with recurrent angiosarcoma, complicated by development of tension pneumocephalus. CASE REPORT A 67-year old gentleman with history of scalp angiosarcoma with wide excision two years prior presented to the hospital for left arm clumsiness, altered mental status, and low-grade fever...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063921/tricalcium-phosphate-solubilization-and-nitrogen-fixation-by-newly-isolated-aneurinibacillus-aneurinilyticus-ckmv1-from-rhizosphere-of-valeriana-jatamansi-and-its-growth-promotional-effect
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Anjali Chauhan, Shiwani Guleria, Praveen P Balgir, Abhishek Walia, Rishi Mahajan, Preeti Mehta, Chand Karan Shirkot
Aneurinibacillus aneurinilyticus strain CKMV1 was isolated from rhizosphere of Valeriana jatamansi and possessed multiple plant growth promoting traits like production of phosphate solubilization (260mg/L), nitrogen fixation (202.91nmolethylenemL(-1)h(-1)), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) (8.1μg/mL), siderophores (61.60%), HCN (hydrogen cyanide) production and antifungal activity. We investigated the ability of isolate CKMV1 to solubilize insoluble P via mechanism of organic acid production. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) study showed that isolate CKMV1 produced mainly gluconic (1...
December 24, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062287/potential-use-of-cuminic-acid-as-a-botanical-fungicide-against-valsa-mali
#15
Yong Wang, Yang Sun, LiRong Han, Xing Zhang, Juntao Feng
Valsa canker caused by Valsa mali is commonly present in eastern Asia and cause large economic losses. Because of limited agricultural measures and chemical residues of commonly used fungicides there is an urgent need of alternative plant protecting agents. On this background the activity of cuminic acid, a plant extract from the seed of Cuminum cyminum L, was assessed. The median effective concentration (EC50) values for inhibition of mycelial growth of seven V. mali strains ranged from 3.046 to 8.342 μg/mL, with an average EC50 value of 4...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061322/long-pulsed-1064-nm-nd-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis
#16
Domenico Piccolo, Dimitra Kostaki, Ester Del Duca, Giovanni Cannarozzo, Mario Sannino, Steven Nisticò
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of long-pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser in penetrating tissue and targeting the fungal overgrowth in the nail plate. BACKGROUND: Onychomycosis is the most frequent nail disorder. Current treatments include oral and topical antifungal agents, photodynamic therapy, and surgical approaches such as mechanical, chemical, or surgical nail avulsion. Moreover, the use of lasers to treat nail diseases has been approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
December 30, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058254/special-issue-novel-antifungal-drug-discovery
#17
Maurizio Del Poeta
This Special Issue is designed to highlight the latest research and development on new antifungal compounds with mechanisms of action different from the ones of polyenes, azoles, and echinocandins. The papers presented here highlight new pathways and targets that could be exploited for the future development of new antifungal agents to be used alone or in combination with existing antifungals. A computational model for better predicting antifungal drug resistance is also presented.
December 2016: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057172/substrate-specificity-of-human-cytochrome-p450-cyp-2c-subfamily-and-effect-of-azole-antifungal-agents-on-cyp2c8
#18
Toshiro Niwa, Yurie Imagawa
PURPOSE: The metabolic activities of aminopyrine N-demethylation and tolbutamide methylhydroxylation by the human hepatic cytochrome P450 (P450 or CYP) 2C subfamily were compared and the effects of azole antifungal agent on the drug-metabolizing activity of CYP2C8 were investigated. METHODS: Aminopyrine N-demethylation and tolbutamide methylhydroxylation by CYP2C8, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 were determined by the previous reported methods. The effects of five azole antifungal agents, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, and voriconazole, on the aminopyrine N-demethylation activity by CYP2C8 were investigated...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056742/fungal-biofilm-a-real-obstacle-against-an-efficient-therapy-lessons-from-candida
#19
Thaís Pereira de Mello, Lívia de Souza Ramos, Lys Adriana Braga-Silva, Marta Helena Branquinha, André Luis Souza Dos Santos
The past decades have witnessed a dramatic increase in invasive fungal infections, especially caused by different species belonging to the Candida genus. Nowadays, even after many improvements in several medical procedures, Candida infections (candidiasis) still account for an unacceptable high rate of morbimortality in hospital settings. Corroborating this statement, fungal biofilms formed on both abiotic and living surfaces are responsible for an important medical and economic burden, since biofilm lifestyle confers numerous advantages to the pathogens, including high tolerance to environmental stresses such as antimicrobials and host immune responses...
January 5, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055186/antimicrobials-inspired-by-nonribosomal-peptide-synthetase-gene-clusters
#20
Xavier Vila-Farres, John Chu, Daigo Inoyama, Melinda A Ternei, Christophe Lemetre, Louis J Cohen, Wooyoung Cho, Boojala Vijay B Reddy, Henry A Zebroski, Joel Stephen Freundlich, David S Perlin, Sean F Brady
Bacterial culture broth extracts have been the starting point for the development of numerous therapeutics. However, only a small fraction of bacterial biosynthetic diversity is accessible using this strategy. Here, we apply a discovery approach that bypasses the culturing step entirely by bioinformatically predicting small molecule structures from the primary sequences of the biosynthetic gene clusters. These structures are then chemically synthesized to give synthetic-bioinformatic natural products (syn-BNPs)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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