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Michael W Deem, Melia Elizabeth Bonomo
Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated proteins (Cas) constitute a multi-functional, constantly evolving immune system in bacteria and archaea cells. A heritable, molecular memory is generated of phage, plasmids, or other mobile genetic elements that attempt to attack the cell. This memory is used to recognize and interfere with subsequent invasions from the same genetic elements. This versatile prokaryotic tool has also been used to advance applications in biotechnology...
March 15, 2018: Physical Biology
James Q Del Rosso, Linda Stein Gold, Sandra Marchese Johnson, Maria Jose Rueda, Hilary Baldwin, Edward L Lain, Megan Landis, Marta Rendon, Emil Tanghetti, Jonathan Weiss
INTRODUCTION: Acne treatment guidelines suggest a combination approach with topical therapy including a topical retinoid, benzoyl peroxide and an oral antibiotic, or oral isotretinoin (OI), as first-line treatment options for severe acne vulgaris (AV). This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of a daily regimen of 0.3% adapalene and 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (0.3% A/BPO) gel and oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily in severe (nonnodulocystic, non-conglobate) inflammatory AV. METHODS: This was a phase 4, 12-week, single-arm, openlabel, multi-center investigational study...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Ines Greco, Bernard D Hummel, Jaspreet Vasir, Jeffrey L Watts, Jason Koch, Johannes E Hansen, Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Peter Damborg, Paul R Hansen
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) hold promise as the next generation of antimicrobial agents, but often suffer from rapid degradation in vivo. Modifying AMPs with non-proteinogenic residues such as peptoids (oligomers of N -alkylglycines) provides the potential to improve stability. We have identified two novel peptoid-based compounds, B1 and D2 , which are effective against the canine skin pathogen Staphylococcus pseudintermedius , the main cause of antibiotic use in companion animals. We report on their potential to treat infections topically by characterizing their release from formulation and in vitro ADME properties...
March 10, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Danielle H Dube
"Drug Discovery" is a 13-week lecture and laboratory-based course that was developed to introduce non-science majors to foundational chemistry and biochemistry concepts as they relate to the unifying theme of drug discovery. The first part of this course strives to build students' understanding of molecules, their properties, the differences that enable them to be separated from one another, and their abilities to bind to biological receptors and elicit physiological effects. After building students' molecular worldview, the course then focuses on four classes of drugs: antimicrobials, drugs that affect the mind, steroid-based drugs, and anti-cancer drugs...
March 12, 2018: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Abhishek De, Sudip Das, Aarti Sarda, Dayamay Pal, Projna Biswas
Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a severe cutaneous adverse reaction and is attributed to drugs in more than 90% of cases. It is a rare disease, with an estimated incidence of 1-5 patients per million per year. The clinical manifestations characterised by the rapid development of sterile pustular lesions, fever and leucocytosis. Number of drugs has been reported to be associated with AGEP, most common being the antibiotics. Histopathologically there is intraepidermal pustules and papillary dermal oedema with neutrophilic and eosinophilic infiltrations...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Pharyngitis is a common disease in the emergency department (ED). Despite a relatively low incidence of complications, there are many dangerous conditions that can mimic this disease and are essential for the emergency physician to consider. OBJECTIVE: This article provides a review of the evaluation and management of group A β-hemolytic Streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis, as well as important medical conditions that can mimic this disease. DISCUSSION: GABHS pharyngitis often presents with fever, sore throat, tonsillar exudates, and anterior cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Letizia Romeo, Renato Iori, Patrick Rollin, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
The use of plant-derived products as antimicrobial agents has been investigated in depth. Isothiocyanates (ITCs) are bioactive products resulting from enzymatic hydrolysis of glucosinolates (GLs), the most abundant secondary metabolites in the botanical order Brassicales. Although the antimicrobial activity of ITCs against foodborne and plant pathogens has been well documented, little is known about their antimicrobial properties against human pathogens. This review collects studies that focus on this topic...
March 9, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Kingsley O Abode-Iyamah, Hsiu-Yin Chiang, Royce W Woodroffe, Brian Park, Francis J Jareczek, Yasunori Nagahama, Nolan Winslow, Loreen A Herwaldt, Jeremy D W Greenlee
OBJECTIVE Deep brain stimulation is an effective surgical treatment for managing some neurological and psychiatric disorders. Infection related to the deep brain stimulator (DBS) hardware causes significant morbidity: hardware explantation may be required; initial disease symptoms such as tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia may recur; and the medication requirements for adequate disease management may increase. These morbidities are of particular concern given that published DBS-related infection rates have been as high as 23%...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Josephine Bryk Rose, Sarah Davies, Kadie M Anderson, Graeme S Allan, Patricia M Dennis, Richard Malik
An approximately 4-yr-old female Bennett's wallaby ( Macropus rufogriseus) was evaluated for chronic left-sided facial swelling and nasal discharge. Computed tomography, endoscopy, biopsy, mycologic culture, and panfungal polymerase chain reaction were consistent with destructive mycotic rhinosinusitis. The patient's infection was treated with a long-term injectable antibiotic, oral antifungal therapy, and multiple intranasal infusions of voriconazole suspended in a reverse thermodynamic pluronic gel. This case represents the first documented case of mycotic rhinosinusitis in a macropod and underlines the importance of advanced cross-sectional imaging in the diagnosis, monitoring, and management of nasal cavity disease in zoo animals...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Laura Reisfeld, Cássia Yumi Ikuta, Laura Ippolito, Bruna Silvatti, José Soares Ferreira Neto, José Luiz Catão-Dias, Fernando C W Rosas, José Anselmo Neto, Vera M F da Silva
An adult male Amazonian manatee Trichechus inunguis under human care presented with 3 circular cutaneous lesions on the dorsal aspect of the rostrum and between the nostrils (plenum). Initially these lesions were superficial, hypopigmented, without warmth and non-painful. Microbiological cultures of skin swabs isolated Candida sp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and topical treatment with antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medication was instituted. This treatment strategy did not lead to any clinical improvement, and after 6 mo, the lesions progressed to a confluent abscess (5...
March 5, 2018: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Xin Yu, Heyi Zheng
Condyloma acuminatum (CA), or genital wart, is a sexually transmitted infection caused by human papillomaviruses. Increasing evidences demonstrated that photodynamic therapy (PDT) is effective in eliminating latent HPV infection, the major reason for CA recurrence. We observed an increasing number of infections after PDT in CA patients, which has not been reported before. This study aims to evaluate the incidence and management of infection in CA patients after PDT procedure. CA patients received PDT from January 2015 to February 2016 at the outpatient setting...
March 7, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Benjamin E Bergstrom, Ahmed Abdelkhalek, Waleed Younis, G Kenitra Hammac, Wendy M Townsend, Mohamed N Seleem
Antibiotic resistance of bacteria common to the ocular surface is an evolving problem. Thus, novel treatment options with new modes of action are required. We investigated the antibacterial activity and safety of three commercially available topical veterinary ophthalmic products (cationic steroid antibiotics, products A and B, and a neutral superoxidized water, product C) to determine their potential use as antimicrobial alternatives. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of the three products were determined against 17 antibiotic resistant bacterial clinical isolates from the ocular surface...
2018: PloS One
Noëmi M C De Roo, Laurent A M Thierens, Liesbeth Temmerman, Guy A M De Pauw
Prior to cryopreservation, a tooth is transported from a contaminated oral environment to the tooth bank. Our objective was to identify all studies reporting or investigating a transport protocol prior to the cryopreservation of teeth, in terms of decontamination of the subjects. The systematic literature search (1970-2017) was based on MEDLINE via PubMed, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library. The reference lists of the included studies and the Science Citation Index were used for hand searching (snowballing)...
March 7, 2018: Cell and Tissue Banking
M Štefan, J Vojtěch
OBJECTIVE: This article reviews up-to-date data on antibiotic therapy in pregnancy. DESIGN: Review article. SETTING: Department of Infectious Diseases, Military University Hospital Prague; Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Prague. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Relevant literary sources have been considered, including articles in English indexed in Pubmed, monographies in English and articles in Czech. CONCLUSIONS: Antibiotic therapy in pregnancy must be rational...
2018: Ceská Gynekologie
K Aanaes, M C Alanin, K G Nielsen, M Moller Jorgensen, C von Buchwald, N Hoiby, H K Johansen, H H Johannesen, J Mortensen
BACKGROUND: Nasal irrigations with antibiotics are used to eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the upper airways in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and thereby avoid lung colonisations; nevertheless, the efficacy is uncertain. METHODOLOGY: The aim of this study was to investigate the accessibility and durability of solutions in the sinuses before and after sinus surgery. The participants irrigated their noses with radioactively marked saline and were evaluated using a dynamic SPECT/CT scan...
March 6, 2018: Rhinology
Razek Georges Coussa, Susan M Wakil, Hady Saheb, David E Lederer, Karin M Oliver, Devinder P Cheema
Purpose: To report the occurrence and management of severe infectious scleritis in a 75 year-old woman following intravitreal ranibizumab injection. Observations: A 75 year-old monocular woman receiving monthly intravitreal ranibizumab injection for wet age related macular degeneration in the left eye presented with severe dull pain, decreased vision, and scleral melt with discharge 2 weeks after her last injection. The dilated fundus exam was devoid of vitritis...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Lunli Xie, Jun Zhu, Shunhong Luo, Yu Xie, Dan Pu
We analyzed dose-dependent effects of vancomycin on wound infection bacteria and investigated the relationship between dose and microbial imbalances in patients treated with intrawound vancomycin powder during spine surgery. Numerous trials have confirmed that using intrawound vancomycin powder during spine surgery may decrease postoperative wound infection rates. However, potential risks include changes in wound infection bacteria, inhibition of bone fusion, and systemic toxicity. We searched PubMed for articles published since October 2016 with the following terms: "local vancomycin" or "intrawound vancomycin" or "intraoperative vancomycin" or "intrawound vancomycin" or "topical vancomycin" and "spinal surgery" or "spine surgery...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Trevor Kindle, Tanner Ferguson, Mitch Ibach, Michael Greenwood, Justin Schweitzer, Russell Swan, Ramu G Sudhagoni, John P Berdahl
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravitreal administration of a steroid and antibiotics during cataract surgery compared with the typical postoperative topical regimen in preventing postoperative inflammation, pain, cystoid macular edema (CME), and endophthalmitis. SETTING: Private practice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The study group included eyes that had an intravitreal injection of triamcinolone-moxifloxacin-vancomycin at the time of cataract surgery with concomitant trabecular microbypass stent insertion...
January 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Damodara N Reddy, Sukrit Singh, Chris M W Ho, Janki Patel, Paul Schlesinger, Stephen Rodgers, Allan Doctor, Garland R Marshall
Gramicidin A, a topical antibiotic made from alternating L and D amino acids, is characterized by its wide central pore; upon insertion into membranes, it forms channels that disrupts ion gradients. We present helical peptidomimetics with this characteristic wide central pore that have been designed to mimic gramicidin A channels. Mimetics were designed using molecular modeling focused on oligomers of heterochiral dipeptides of proline analogs, in particular azaproline (AzPro). Molecular Dynamics simulations in water confirmed the stability of the designed helices...
February 20, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Ayşe Büyükcam, Ateş Kara, Tuğba Bedir, Belgin Gülhan, Halil Özdemir, Murat Sütçü, Mine Düzgöl, Aslı Arslan, Tuna Tekin, Solmaz Çelebi, Musa Gürel Kukul, Gülsüm İclal Bayhan, Muhammet Köşker, Adem Karbuz, Melda Çelik, Zümrüt Kocabay Sütçü, Özge Metin, Sebahat Karakaşlılar, Abdullah Dağlı, Soner Sertan Kara, Eda Albayrak, Saliha Kanık, Hasan Tezer, Aslınur Parlakay, Ergin Çiftci, Ayper Somer, İlker Devrim, Zafer Kurugöl, Ener Çağrı Dinleyici, Pınar Atla
OBJECTIVES: Acute otitis media (AOM) is predominantly a disease of childhood and one of the common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. Ear pain is the main symptom of AOM, with the result that parents frequently seek immediate medical assistance for their children. Antibiotic therapy for AOM does not provide symptomatic relief in the first 24 hours, and analgesics are commonly recommended for relieving the pain associated with AOM. The aims of the present study were to assess pediatricians' attitudes toward AOM and ear pain management in Turkey...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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