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Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, Shamanth A Shankarnarayan, Sunil Dogra, Dipika Shaw, Khurram Mushtaq, Raees A Paul, Tarun Narang, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Dermatophytosis, the commonest superficial fungal infection, has gained recent attention due to its change of epidemiology and treatment failures. Despite availability of several effective antifungal agents against dermatophytes, the incidence of chronic infection, re-infection and treatment failures are on the rise. Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton interdigitale are the two frequent clinical isolates in India. Consecutive patients (n=195) with suspected dermatophytosis during second half of 2014 were included in this study...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Marzena Podolska, Wanda Bialecka, Anna Kulik, Barbara Kwiatkowska-Puchniarz, Aleksander Mazurek
The aim of this study was to test separation possibility of enantiomers of nine active substances belonging to imidazole derivatives: bifonazole, butoconazole, econazole, enilconazole, fenticonazole, isoconazole, miconazole, sertaconazole and tioconazole. The study was performed using HPLC method and the CHI- RALCEL OJ column (10 gm; 250 x 4.6 mm), the mobile phase flow rate of 0.8 mL/min and detection at 220 rim. Mobile phases containing hexane and the following modifiers: alcohols (2-propanol, ethanol, methanol) and diethylamine were tested...
May 2017: Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica
Nataša Z Bubić Pajić, Marija N Todosijević, Gordana M Vuleta, Nebojša D Cekić, Vladimir D Dobričić, Sonja R Vučen, Bojan R Čalija, Milica Ž Lukić, Tanja M Ilić, Snežana D Savić
Two types of biocompatible surfactants were evaluated for their capability to formulate skin-friendly/non-irritant microemulsions as vehicles for two poorly water-soluble model drugs differing in properties and concentrations: alkyl polyglucosides (decyl glucoside and caprylyl/capryl glucoside) and ethoxylated surfactants (glycereth-7-caprylate/ caprate and polysorbate 80). Phase behavior, structural inversion and microemulsion solubilization potential for sertaconazole nitrate and adapalene were found to be highly dependent on the surfactants structure and HLB value...
December 20, 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica
Satish K Mandlik, Shridhar S Siras, Kiran R Birajdar
The aim of the present research work was to develop, characterize and optimize sertaconazole nitrate (STZN) embedded flexisomes (STZN-FS) to improve the cutaneous anti-fungal activity of STZN. Flexisomes are self-aggregating, flexible, deformable lipidic vesicles possessing an aqueous core. A 32 factorial design was implemented to optimize the effects of the critical material attributes of concentration of phospholipid (X1 ) and edge activator (X2 ) on the critical quality attributes of particle size (Y1 ), entrapment efficiency (Y2 ), and deformability index (Y3 )...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Liposome Research
Ahmed M Abdel-Megied, Rasha S Hanafi, Hassan Y Aboul-Enein
The present study describes a generic strategy using capillary electrophoretic (CE) method for chiral enantioseparation of anti-Alzheimer drugs, namely, donepezil (DON), rivastigmine (RIV), and antifungal drugs, namely, ketoconazole (KET), Itraconazole (ITR), fluconazole (FLU), and sertaconazole (SRT) in which these drugs have different basic and acidic properties. Several modified cyclodextrins (CDs) were applied for enantioseparation of racemates such as highly sulfated α, γ CDs, hydroxyl propyl-β-CD, and Sulfobutyl ether-β-CD...
February 2018: Chirality
K Balighi, S Z Ghodsi, M Daneshpazhooh, S Ghale-Baghi, M Nasimi, A Azizpour
BACKGROUND: Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a chronic dermatitis with periods of remission and relapse that requires long-term treatment. OBJECTIVE: We compared the efficacy and safety of treatment with sertaconazole with standard corticosteroid medications in adults with facial SD. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized controlled trial, 60 patients with a diagnosis of SD were enrolled. Patients were instructed to apply either sertaconazole 2% cream (30 patients) or hydrocortisone 1% cream (30 patients) twice daily to the affected area of the face...
June 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
Menna M Abdellatif, Islam A Khalil, Mahmoud A F Khalil
The aim of this study was to develop different vesicular systems for sertaconazole nitrate and evaluate the ability of targeting deep skin layers to treat dermal fungal infection. Therefore, different phospholipid based nanovesicles, namely liposomes, glycerosomes, transferosmes and ethosomes were prepared and in-vitro evaluated for morphology, entrapment efficiency, vesicle size and zeta potential value, followed by ex-vivo evaluation through skin penetration and permeation. The selected vesicular formula was incorporated into gel base system and assessed by ex-vivo permeation visualization study using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM)...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Shaimaa Ali Ali Radwan, Aliaa Nabil ElMeshad, Raguia Aly Shoukri
The purpose of the present study was to develop and optimize sertaconazole microemulsion-loaded hydrogel (STZ ME G) to enhance the dermal delivery and skin retention of the drug. Following screening of various oils for maximum drug solubility, 12 pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed using oils (Peceol(®), Capryol(®) 90), surfactants (Tween(®) 80, Cremophor(®) EL), a cosurfactant (Transcutol(®) P) and water. A 2(1) × 3(1) × 2(1) × 3(1) full factorial design was employed to optimize a ME of desirable characteristics...
August 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Dattatreyo Chatterjee, Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Sukanta Sen, Saswati Sarkar, Avijit Hazra, Radharaman De
OBJECTIVE: Epidermal dermatophyte infections most commonly manifest as tinea corporis or tinea cruris. Topical azole antifungals are commonly used in their treatment but literature suggests that most require twice-daily application and provide lower cure rates than the allylamine antifungal terbinafine. We conducted a head-to-head comparison of the effectiveness of the once-daily topical azole, sertaconazole, with terbinafine in these infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized, observer-blind, parallel group study (Clinical Trial Registry India [CTRI]/2014/09/005029) with adult patients of either sex presenting with localized lesions...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
G Castro, M Roca, I Rodríguez, M Ramil, R Cela
Four antimycotic drugs (tioconazole, TCZ; sertaconazole, STZ; fenticonazole, FTZ and itraconazole, ITZ) and the fungicide imazalil (IMZ) are determined in sludge from sewage treatment plants (STPs) following a bottom-up analytical strategy. First, sludge extracts, obtained under different sample preparation conditions, were analyzed by liquid chromatography (LC) quadrupole time-of-flight (QTOF) mass spectrometry (MS). A non-target search strategy, combined with the use of the chlorine mass filter, permitted to detect several chlorinated pollutants including the above referred azoles, which either had not been previously reported (TCZ, STZ, FTZ and ITZ), or scarcely investigated (IMZ), in this environmental compartment...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Aditya K Gupta, Kelly A Foley, Sarah G Versteeg
A variety of oral and topical antifungal agents are available for the treatment of superficial fungal infections caused by dermatophytes. This review builds on the antifungal therapy update published in this journal for the first special issue on Dermatophytosis (Gupta and Cooper 2008;166:353-67). Since 2008, there have not been additions to the oral antifungal armamentarium, with terbinafine, itraconazole, and fluconazole still in widespread use, albeit for generally more severe or recalcitrant infections...
February 2017: Mycopathologia
Mahima Manian, Kumpal Madrasi, Ayyappa Chaturvedula, Ajay K Banga
Effective topical therapy of cutaneous fungal diseases requires the delivery of the active agent to the target site in adequate concentrations to produce a pharmacological effect and inhibit the growth of the pathogen. In addition, it is important to determine the concentration of the drug in the skin in order to evaluate the subsequent efficacy and potential toxicity for topical formulations. For this purpose, an anhydrous gel containing sertaconazole nitrate as a model drug was formulated and the amount of the drug in the skin was determined by in vitro tape stripping...
July 7, 2016: Pharmaceutics
V V Pande, N A Kadnor, Rupali N Kadam, S A Upadhye
Present study was taken up to develop a topical formulation that releases the drug in controlled manner, reduce the side effects associated with topical drug delivery and improve product efficacy with aid of microsponges. Microsponges loaded with sertaconazole nitrate were prepared by using quasi emulsion solvent diffusion with five different proportions of the polymer (Eudragit RS 100). The developed microsponges were analyzed for particle size, production yield, entrapment efficiency and drug content. Scanning electron microscopic images of microsponges revealed that they are spherical in shape and contain pores...
November 2015: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lucas N Alberca, María L Sbaraglini, Darío Balcazar, Laura Fraccaroli, Carolina Carrillo, Andrea Medeiros, Diego Benitez, Marcelo Comini, Alan Talevi
Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi that affects about 6 million people in Latin America. Despite its sanitary importance, there are currently only two drugs available for treatment: benznidazole and nifurtimox, both exhibiting serious adverse effects and limited efficacy in the chronic stage of the disease. Polyamines are ubiquitous to all living organisms where they participate in multiple basic functions such as biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins, proliferation and cell differentiation...
April 2016: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
Sonja Ständer, Martin Metz, Mac H Ramos F, Marcus Maurer, Nicole Schoepke, Athanasios Tsianakas, Claudia Zeidler, Thomas A Luger
This study was a prospective, parallel-group, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, multi-centre clinical trial to compare the efficacy of topical sertaconazole 2% cream with vehicle in reducing chronic pruritus in subjects with atopic dermatitis, and to assess its safety and local tolerability. A total of 70 subjects applied either of the 2 treatments twice daily for a period of 4 weeks on affected, itchy skin areas. Treatment efficacy was evaluated primarily considering the item itch intensity on a 5-point verbal rating scale...
August 23, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Eman A Bseiso, Maha Nasr, Omaima A Sammour, Nabaweya A Abd El Gawad
CONTEXT: The systemic treatment of onychomycosis has been hampered by the reported side effects of antifungals in addition to the limited blood circulation to the affected nails. Topical ungual treatment would circumvent the limitations of systemic onychomycosis treatment. OBJECTIVE: Preparation and characterization of nail penetration enhancer containing nanovesicles (nPEVs) loaded with sertaconazole for topical treatment of onychomycosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: nPEVs were prepared using different nail penetration enhancers (N-acetyl-L-cysteine, thioglycolic acid, thiourea and ethanol) by the thin film hydration method, and characterized for their particle size, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency (EE%), elasticity, viscosity, physical stability and morphology...
October 2016: Drug Delivery
Eman A Bsieso, Maha Nasr, Noha H Moftah, Omaima A Sammour, Nabaweya A Abd El Gawad
AIM: To study whether the formulation of an antifungal drug in nanovesicular form containing skin penetration enhancer would clinically modulate its therapeutic effectiveness. MATERIALS & METHODS: Nanovesicles containing different skin penetration enhancers 'PEVs' were prepared and loaded with sertaconazole. Penetration-enhancer vesicles were characterized for entrapment efficiency, particle size, zeta potential, elasticity, viscosity, morphology and ex vivo skin deposition...
2015: Nanomedicine
P Nenoff, C Krüger, P Mayser
The lipophilic yeast fungus Malassezia (M.) spp. is the only fungal genus or species which is part of the physiological human microbiome. Today, at least 14 different Malassezia species are known; most of them can only be identified using molecular biological techniques. As a facultative pathogenic microorganism, Malassezia represents the causative agent both of superficial cutaneous infections and of blood stream infections. Pityriasis versicolor is the probably most frequent infection caused by Malassezia...
June 2015: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Raghu Prasada Malladar Shivamurthy, Shashikala Gowdara Hanumantappa Reddy, Ravindra Kallappa, Shankar Achar Somashekar, Deepa Patil, Umakant N Patil
OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of topical antifungal agents, Sertaconazole and Clotrimazole in Tinea corporis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60(n=60) patients were included in the study. They were divided into two groups of 30 patients each. First group included patients treated with topical Sertaconazole as test drug whereas the second group constituted patients treated with topical Clotrimazole as standard drug. The patients were advised to apply the drug on affected area twice daily for three weeks...
September 2014: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Susijit Sahoo, Nihar Ranjan Pani, Sunit Kumar Sahoo
A microemulsion (ME) based hydrogel had studied as a topical delivery of sertaconazole (STZL) for effective eradication of cutaneous fungal infection. The existence of microemulsion region was investigated in pseudo-ternary phase diagrams and various ME formulations were prepared using oleic acid, Tween 80, propylene glycol and water. Hydrogel of STZL microemulsions (HSM) were prepared in Carbopol 940 (0.75%, w/w) and characterized. The prepared HSM and commercial cream of STZL were evaluated in vitro and ex vivo...
August 1, 2014: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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