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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342972/the-effect-of-combining-natural-terpenes-and-antituberculous-agents-against-reference-and-clinical-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains
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Elwira Sieniawska, Rafal Sawicki, Marta Swatko-Ossor, Agnieszka Napiorkowska, Agata Przekora, Grazyna Ginalska, Ewa Augustynowicz-Kopec
Background: On account of emergence of multi- and extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) strains, combinations of drugs with natural compounds were tested to search for antibiotic activity enhancers. In this work we studied terpenes (α-pinene, bisabolol, β-elemene, (R)-limonene, (S)-limonene, myrcene, sabinene), which are the main constituents of essential oil obtained from Mutellina purpurea L., a plant with described antitubercular activity, to investigate their interactions with antibiotics against reference Mtb strains and multidrug-resistant clinical isolates...
January 15, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336677/molecular-screening-versus-phenotypic-susceptibility-testing-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolates-for-streptomycin-and-ethambutol
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Noura M Al-Mutairi, Suhail Ahmad, Eiman Mokaddas
Proper management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) requires accurate drug susceptibility testing (DST) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to other (ethambutol [EMB], pyrazinamide, and streptomycin [SM]) first-line drugs. This study compared the performance of Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) 960 system for DST of MDR-TB isolates with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) sequencing of embB, rpsL, and rrs genes for detecting resistance to EMB and SM. MDR-TB strains (n = 60) and 25 pansusceptible M...
January 16, 2018: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330673/vacuum-assisted-closure-therapy-of-paradoxical-reaction-in-tuberculous-lymphadenopathy-caused-by-mycobacterium-africanum
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H F Geerdes-Fenge, P Pongratz, J Liese, E C Reisinger
A 26-year-old HIV-negative male from Ghana was treated for cervical, intrathoracic and abdominal lymph node tuberculosis (TB) and tuberculous hepatitis. Penetration of the thoracic trachea by a mediastinal lymph node had caused bronchomucosal TB. Sputum culture grew M. africanum, sensitive to all first-line antituberculous drugs. Four weeks after the beginning of directly observed treatment with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol, the right cervical lymph node increased in size, liquefied and caused a spontaneous fistula...
January 12, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326867/cavitary-lung-lesion-suspicious-for-malignancy-reveals-mycobacterium-xenopi
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Sumit Fogla, Vaishali M Pansare, Luis G Camero, Uzma Syeda, Naveen Patil, Arun Chaudhury
We report the case of a 68-year-old gentleman who presented with musculoskeletal chest pain which appeared suddenly when he bent over with his dog. The chest pain was localized to the left lower chest and increased with movement and deep breathing. The patient did not complain weight loss, night sweat, fever or chill. He complained of mild cough, with expectoration of whitish mucus. Imaging revealed cavitary chest lesion in the right upper lobe, which was initially suspected to be lung cancer. The patient had a 50-year-old history of smoking 2 packs per day...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326013/a-cluster-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-among-patients-arriving-in-europe-from-the-horn-of-africa-a-molecular-epidemiological-study
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Timothy M Walker, Matthias Merker, Astrid M Knoblauch, Peter Helbling, Otto D Schoch, Marieke J van der Werf, Katharina Kranzer, Lena Fiebig, Stefan Kröger, Walter Haas, Harald Hoffmann, Alexander Indra, Adrian Egli, Daniela M Cirillo, Jérôme Robert, Thomas R Rogers, Ramona Groenheit, Anne T Mengshoel, Vanessa Mathys, Marjo Haanperä, Dick van Soolingen, Stefan Niemann, Erik C Böttger, Peter M Keller
BACKGROUND: The risk of tuberculosis outbreaks among people fleeing hardship for refuge in Europe is heightened. We describe the cross-border European response to an outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients from the Horn of Africa and Sudan. METHODS: On April 29 and May 30, 2016, the Swiss and German National Mycobacterial Reference Laboratories independently triggered an outbreak investigation after four patients were diagnosed with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis...
January 8, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321414/the-platelet-count-can-predict-in-hospital-death-in-hiv-negative-smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis-inpatients
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Hideto Goto, Nobuyuki Horita, Ken Tashiro, Kenjiro Nagai, Masaki Yamamoto, Takashi Sato, Yu Hara, Hideyuki Nagakura, Yuji Shibata, Hiroki Watanabe, Kentaro Nakashima, Ryota Ushio, Akimichi Nagashima, Misako Ikeda, Atsuya Narita, Katsuhito Sasaki, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Makoto Kudo, Takeshi Kaneko
Introduction This retrospective cohort study investigated whether the three components of the blood cell count have prognostic implications in HIV-negative Japanese adult inpatients with smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis. Methods We reviewed patients who were treated by the isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol regimen or by the isoniazid, rifampicin, and ethambutol regimen. The association between the patient data on admission and the survival outcome was evaluated. Results We reviewed 367 consecutive patients (male, 60...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313577/a-randomized-controlled-phase-iii-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-risorine-with-conventional-rifampicin-in-the-treatment-of-newly-diagnosed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients
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Naresh Patel, K Jagannath, Agam Vora, Mukesh Patel, Anand Patel
Background: The overall goals for treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) are to cure individual patient and to minimize the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. At the time of study conduction, the standard treatment for newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients consisted of an intensive phase for two months with four drugs (HRZE), followed by continuation phase for four months with two drugs (HR). Rifampicin, which is very effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, in both the phases of treatment, has certain concerns, which includes, decreased bioavailability with chronic use and hepatotoxicity...
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299116/clinical-efficacy-of-short-course-chemotherapy-combined-with-topical-injection-therapy-in-treatment-of-superficial-lymph-node-tuberculosis
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Huiru An, Zhongyuan Wang, Hongbing Chen, Tao Wang, Xinjing Wang, Lin Liu, Xiao Liu, Jing Xu, Luxing He, Kai Zhang, Hongyan Zhang, Xinying Liu
To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of short-course chemotherapy combined with regional injection therapy in the treatment of superficial lymph node tuberculosis. 201 patients diagnosed with superficial lymph node tuberculosis were retrospectively analyzed. All patients were randomly divided into the study (n = 100) and control groups (n = 101). In the study group, the patients received 6-month chemotherapy with isoniazid (H), rifampin (R) and ethambutol (E) (6HRE) in combination with regional injection of streptomycin, and their counterparts in the control group underwent systemic regime of 3HRZE/6HRE...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297426/risk-factors-for-extensive-drug-resistance-in-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-cases-a-case-case-study
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L Guglielmetti, N Veziris, A Aubry, F Brossier, C Bernard, W Sougakoff, V Jarlier, J Robert
SETTINGS: Identification of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) may be delayed because of the lack of availability of molecular testing for second-line drugs (SLDs). Early suspicion of XDR-TB is therefore necessary to avoid developing further drug resistance. OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics associated with XDR-TB among multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases before the availability of second-line drug susceptibility testing (DST) results. METHODS: All MDR-TB cases with available second-line DST results recorded in France from 1998 to 2013 were classified as simple MDR-TB (no resistance to fluoroquinolones [FQs] or second-line injectable drugs [SLIDs]), pre-XDR-TB (resistance to FQs or SLIDs) and XDR-TB cases (resistance to both)...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288283/associations-between-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-genotype-and-drug-resistance-to-four-first-line-drugs-a-survey-in-china
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Haican Liu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Zhiguang Liu, Jinghua Liu, Yolande Hauck, Jiao Liu, Haiyan Dong, Jie Liu, Xiuqin Zhao, Bing Lu, Yi Jiang, Gilles Vergnaud, Christine Pourcel, Kanglin Wan
Investigations on the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in China have shown that Beijing genotype strains play a dominant role. To study the association between the M. tuberculosis Beijing genotype and the drug-resistance phenotype, 1286 M. tuberculosis clinical isolates together with epidemiological and clinical information of patients were collected from the center for tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control or TB hospitals in Beijing municipality and nine provinces or autonomous regions in China...
December 29, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282012/comparison-of-line-probe-assay-to-bactec-mgit-960-system-for-susceptibility-testing-of-first-and-second-line-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-in-a-referral-laboratory-in-south-africa
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Nontuthuko E Maningi, Lesibana A Malinga, John F Antiabong, Ruth M Lekalakala, Nontombi M Mbelle
BACKGROUND: The incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is increasing and the emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a major challenge. Controlling resistance, reducing transmission and improving treatment outcomes in MDR/XDR-TB patients is reliant on susceptibility testing. Susceptibility testing using phenotypic methods is labour intensive and time-consuming. Alternative methods, such as molecular assays are easier to perform and have a rapid turn-around time...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281637/cell-envelope-stress-in-mycobacteria-is-regulated-by-the-novel-signal-transduction-atpase-inir-in-response-to-trehalose
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Maikel Boot, Vincent J C van Winden, Marion Sparrius, Robert van de Weerd, Alexander Speer, Roy Ummels, Tige Rustad, David R Sherman, Wilbert Bitter
The cell envelope of mycobacteria is a highly unique and complex structure that is functionally equivalent to that of Gram-negative bacteria to protect the bacterial cell. Defects in the integrity or assembly of this cell envelop must be sensed to allow the induction of stress response systems. The promoter that is specifically and most strongly induced upon exposure to ethambutol and isoniazid, first line drugs that affect cell envelope biogenesis, is the iniBAC promoter. In this study, we set out to identify the regulator of the iniBAC operon in Mycobacterium marinum using an unbiased transposon mutagenesis screen in a constitutively iniBAC-expressing mutant background...
December 27, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275385/oyster-related-tenosynovitis-a-rare-case-of-mycobacterium-szulgai-in-the-immunocompromised
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Michael Howard Baca-Atlas, Amir Homayoun Barzin
A 66-year-old man with a history of renal transplant on chronic immunosuppression presented to his primary care physician with a swollen right index finger. On examination, mild swelling was present. Conservative management failed and initial plain films were negative. Corticosteroid injection was performed by orthopaedics, but symptoms recurred several months later and an MRI showed flexor digitorum tenosynovitis and abscesses of the superficialis and profundus tendons. A flexor tenolysis was performed with cultures positive for Mycobacterium szulgai, a rare, non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275298/association-of-antituberculosis-treatment-and-lower-risk-of-hyperlipidemia-in-taiwanese-patients-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Ying-Ray Lee, N I Tien, Cheng-Li Lin, Hsin-Yi Shen, DA-Tian Bau, Yun-Ping Lim
The association between anti-tuberculosis (TB) treatments and the risk of developing hyperlipidemia remains unclear. Data were obtained from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 (LHID2000). The case group included patients newly diagnosed with hyperlipidemia (n=16,054) between 2006 and 2011 selected from the LHID2000. A four-fold number of hyperlipidemia-free cases (n=64,216) were matched with case patients by age, sex, and index year to create the control group. Univariable and multivariable unconditional logistic regression analyses were conducted to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association between hyperlipidemia and anti-TB medication use...
January 2018: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274824/antituberculosis-drug-associated-dress-a-case-series
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Marion Allouchery, Sophie Logerot, Judith Cottin, Pauline Pralong, Céline Villier, Benoit Ben Saïd
BACKGROUND: Although antituberculosis drug-associated drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is rarely reported, its diagnosis should not be dismissed. Its management implies an early withdrawal of suspected drugs. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of antituberculosis drug-associated DRESS and to identify the most likely involved drugs. METHODS: We searched for potential cases of DRESS with rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol reported from January 1, 2005, to July 30, 2015, in the French pharmacovigilance database...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242075/molecular-drug-resistance-profiles-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-sputum-specimens-using-ion-semiconductor-sequencing
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Joonhong Park, Woori Jang, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, So Youn Shin, Kuhn Park, Myung Sook Kim, Soyoung Shin
The increasing burden of multidrug resistant (MDR)-TB, defined by resistance to rifampin (RFP) and isoniazid (INH), and extensively drug resistant-TB, defined by MDR-TB with additional resistance to fluoroquinolones (FQs) and more than one second-line injectable drug, is a serious impediment to global TB control. We evaluated the feasibility of full-length gene analysis including inhA, katG, rpoB, pncA, rpsL embB, eis, and gyrA using a semiconductor NGS with the Ion AmpliSeq TB panel to directly analyse 34 sputum specimens confirmed by phenotypic DST: INH, RFP, ethambutol (EMB), pyrazinamide (PZA), amikacin, kanamycin, streptomycin (SM), FQs including ofloxacin, moxifloxacin, and levofloxacin...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240876/machine-learning-for-classifying-tuberculosis-drug-resistance-from-dna-sequencing-data
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Yang Yang, Katherine E Niehaus, Timothy M Walker, Zamin Iqbal, A Sarah Walker, Daniel J Wilson, Tim E Peto, Derrick W Crook, E Grace Smith, Tingting Zhu, David A Clifton
Motivation: Correct and rapid determination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) resistance against available tuberculosis (TB) drugs is essential for the control and management of TB. Conventional molecular diagnostic test assumes that the presence of any well-studied single nucleotide polymorphisms is sufficient to cause resistance, which yields low sensitivity for resistance classification. Methods: Given the availability of DNA sequencing data from MTB, we developed machine learning models for a cohort of 1839 UK bacterial isolates to classify MTB resistance against eight anti-TB drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, streptomycin) and to classify multi-drug resistance...
December 12, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223615/differences-in-drug-susceptibility-pattern-between-mycobacterium-avium-and-mycobacterium-intracellulare-isolated-in-respiratory-specimens
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Eun Hye Cho, Hee Jae Huh, Dong Joon Song, Seong Mi Moon, Seung-Heon Lee, So Youn Shin, Chang Ki Kim, Chang-Seok Ki, Won-Jung Koh, Nam Yong Lee
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is the most common etiologic organisms of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease. In this study, we aimed to retrospectively investigate the differences in drug susceptibility patterns of two major MAC species; Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare. A total of 1883 major two MAC isolates (1060 M. avium and 823 M. intracellulare) from respiratory specimens were included in this study during the period 2011─2016. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined by broth microdilution method and MIC50/MIC90 values were derived from MIC distribution...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209953/diagnostic-value-of-99mtc-ethambutol-scintigraphy-in-tuberculosis-compared-to-microbiological-and-histopathological-tests
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A H S Kartamihardja, Y Kurniawati, R Gunawan
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB) still remains the world's endemic infection. TB affects the lungs and any part of the body other than the lung. The diagnosis of TB has not changed much over the decades. Ethambutol is one of the first line treatments for TB. It can be labeled using 99mTc. 99mTc-ethambutol will be accumulated in the site of TB lesion and can be imaged using gamma camera. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of 99mTc-ethambutol scintigraphy in detecting and localizing of TB...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197297/use-of-chemometrics-to-compare-nir-and-hplc-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-drug-levels-in-fixed-dose-combination-tablets-employed-in-tuberculosis-treatment
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Kelly Sivocy Sampaio Teixeira, Said Gonçalves da Cruz Fonseca, Luís Carlos Brigido de Moura, Mario Luís Ribeiro de Moura, Márcia Herminia Pinheiro Borges, Euzébio Guimaraes Barbosa, Túlio Flávio Accioly De Lima E Moura
The World Health Organization recommends that TB treatment be administered using combination therapy. The methodologies for quantifying simultaneously associated drugs are highly complex, being costly, extremely time consuming and producing chemical residues harmful to the environment. The need to seek alternative techniques that minimize these drawbacks is widely discussed in the pharmaceutical industry. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop and validate a multivariate calibration model in association with the near infrared spectroscopy technique (NIR) for the simultaneous determination of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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