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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203137/mucoadhesive-chitosan-coated-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-better-management-of-tuberculosis
#1
Alexandre C C Vieira, Luíse L Chaves, Sara Pinheiro, Soraia Pinto, Marina Pinheiro, Sofia Costa Lima, Domingos Ferreira, Bruno Sarmento, Salette Reis
Taking into consideration the potential mucoadhesion properties of systems in lung delivery, this paper describes the preparation and characterization of chitosan-coated solid lipid nanoparticles (C-SLNs) loaded with rifampicin (RIF) as anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) drug. The process of development and characterization of the NPs in terms of size, surface charge, encapsulation efficiency (EE), morphology, in vitro drug release, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), in vitro assessment of mucoadhesive property, cell viability and permeability studies are documented...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156409/it-s-in-the-details-the-role-of-selective-discussion-in-forgetting-of-children-s-autobiographical-memories
#2
Ruth Glynn, Karen Salmon, Jason Low
This experiment investigated whether retrieval-induced forgetting (RIF) would be found in children's self-generated autobiographical memory recall. An adapted version of the RIF paradigm for adults' autobiographical memories was administered to 8- and 9-year-old children (N = 65). We hypothesized that RIF would be found in terms of both number of memories recalled and amount of memory detail reported. The relationship between memory detail at the retrieval practice phase and RIF magnitude was also investigated...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147090/detection-of-antibiotic-resistance-and-resistance-genes-in-enterococci-isolated-from-sucuk-a-traditional-turkish-dry-fermented-sausage
#3
Furkan Demirgül, Yasin Tuncer
The aim of this study was to isolate enterococci in Sucuk, a traditional Turkish dry-fermented sausage and to analyze isolates for their biodiversity, antibiotic resistance patterns and the presence of some antibiotic resistance genes. A total of 60 enterococci strains were isolated from 20 sucuk samples manufactured without using a starter culture and they were identified as E. faecium (73.3%), E. faecalis (11.7%), E. hirae (8.3%), E. durans (3.3%), E. mundtii (1.7%) and E. thailandicus (1.7%). Most of the strains were found resistant to rifampin (51...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118904/inhibiting-post-translational-core-fucosylation-protects-against-albumin-induced-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cell-injury
#4
Dapeng Wang, Ming Fang, Nan Shen, Longkai Li, Weidong Wang, Lingyu Wang, Hongli Lin
Albuminuria is an independent risk factor for renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF). Glomerular-filtered albumin in endocytic and non-endocytic pathways may injure proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTECs) via megalin and TGFβRII, respectively. Since megalin and TGFβRII are both modified by post-translational core fucosylation, which plays a critical role in RIF. Thus, we sought to identify whether core fucosylation is a potential target for reducing albumin-induced injury to PTECs. We constructed a human PTEC-derived cell line (HK-2 cells) and established an in vitro model of bovine serum albumin (BSA) injury...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109010/a-novel-isothermal-amplification-based-method-to-detect-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex
#5
Dongxin Liu, Bing Zhao, Xichao Ou, Huiwen Zheng, Aijing Ma, Wencong He, Shengfen Wang, Yang Zhou, Hui Xia, Yang Zheng, Ping Hou, Guangxue He, Yanlin Zhao
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is the causative agent of pulmonary tuberculosis. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is crucial to tuberculosis control and prevention. A series of diagnostic methods has been available for MTB detection; however, new rapid, simple and affordable methods are needed. In this study, a multiple cross displacement amplification (MCDA)-based assay was developed to detect the IS6110 gene of the M. tuberculosis complex. Hydroxy naphthol blue (HNB), a colorimetric indicator, was used to detect amplification products...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108951/automated-time-lapse-microscopy-a-novel-method-for-screening-of-antibiotic-combination-effects-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
#6
W Ungphakorn, P Lagerbäck, E I Nielsen, T Tängdén
OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic combinations are often used for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) but more data are needed on the optimal selection of drugs. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a novel automated method based on time-lapse microscopy (the oCelloScope, Philips BioCell A/S, Allerød, Denmark) to determine in vitro combination effects against CPE and to discuss advantages and limitations of the oCelloScope in relation to standard methods. METHODS: Four Klebsiella pneumoniae and two Escherichia coli were exposed to colistin, meropenem, rifampin and tigecycline, alone and in combination...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096559/retinoic-acid-receptors-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-are-involved-in-antioxidative-protection-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-injury-induced-by-hypoxia-reoxygenation
#7
Ling Jiang, Yuanhan Qin, Fengying Lei, Xiuping Chen, Zhiqiang Zhou
Renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF) is a common outcome in various chronic kidney diseases. Injury to renal tubular epithelial cell (RTEC) is major link in RIF. Hypoxia is one of the common factors for RTEC damage. Retinoic acid receptors (RARs), RARα, RARβ and RARγ, are evolutionary conserved and pleiotropic proteins that have been involved in various cellular functions, including proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and transcription. Recently, we discovered that aberrant expression of RARs was involved in the development of RIF in rats...
November 3, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034173/mycobacteria-bovis-osteomyelitis-following-intravesical-bcg-for-bladder-cancer
#8
Karan Seegobin, Satish Maharaj, Cherisse Baldeo, Carmen Isache, Bharatsinh Gharia, Lara Zuberi
Mycobacteria Bovis osteomyelitis is a rare adverse effect after Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) intravesical therapy. A 62-year-old male presented with acute spinal cord compression three months after completing his second course of therapy for bladder cancer. The first course with intravesical BCG was complicated with an episode of hematuria. He reported intermittent subjective fever for 3 weeks thereafter which resolved with Tylenol. Interferon-α2 B was added to the second cycle of intravesical BCG with the indication here being residual tumor, and was tolerated well...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026323/diagnostic-accuracy-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-musculoskeletal-tuberculosis-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hai Wen, Pengzhi Li, Hong Ma, Guohua Lv
OBJECTIVES: Xpert MTB/RIF assay, a rapid and automated real-time nucleic acid amplification test, has been reported for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) in current years. This meta-analysis aims to determine the diagnostic accuracy of Xpert for the detection of musculoskeletal TB and rifampicin (RIF) resistance. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Wanfang for original articles published up to 1st June 2017 to identify studies in which the Xpert assay was applied to diagnose musculoskeletal TB...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974052/antimycobacterial-activities-of-n-substituted-glycinyl-1h-1-2-3-triazolyl-oxazolidinones-and-analytical-method-development-and-validation-for-a-representative-compound
#10
Naser F Al-Tannak, Oludotun A Phillips
Twelve N-substituted-glycinyl triazolyl oxazolidinone derivatives were screened for antimycobacterial activity against susceptible (Mycobacteriumtuberculosis (Mtb) H37Rv) and resistant (isoniazid (INH)-resistant Mtb (SRI 1369), rifampin (RMP)-resistant Mtb (SRI 1367), and ofloxacin (OFX)-resistant Mtb (SRI 4000)) Mtb strains. Most of the compounds showed moderate to strong antimycobacterial activity against all strains tested, with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) value ranges of 0.5-11.5, 0.056-11.6, 0...
October 2, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972418/challenges-in-pleural-tuberculosis-diagnosis-existing-reference-standards-and-nucleic-acid-tests
#11
Shaifali Tyagi, Neera Sharma, Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi, Sagarika Haldar
Pleural tuberculosis (pTB) is a grave form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Microbiological tests are usually found to be inadequate for pTB diagnosis. The absence of a uniform 'composite reference standard' is challenging; therefore, diagnosis is usually performed using a combination of diversified criteria. Nucleic acid tests vary in diagnostic accuracy and have not yet been integrated into clinical decision making. This review assesses the varied criteria used for pTB classification and the challenges afflicting pleural fluid-based DNA diagnostic tests, namely, PCR and Xpert(®) MTB/RIF...
October 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967981/pharmacokinetic-drug-interactions-of-apatinib-with-rifampin-and-itraconazole
#12
Xiaoyun Liu, Yifan Zhang, Qian Chen, Yan Zhan, Quanren Wang, Chaoying Hu, Chen Yu, Zitao Guo, Xiaoyan Chen, Dafang Zhong
Apatinib is a small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has been approved for the treatment of patients with advanced-stage gastric cancer or gastroesophageal junction cancer who have progressed or recurred after at least 2 kinds of systemic chemotherapy. In vitro data indicate that cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 is the primary CYP isoenzyme involved in the metabolism of apatinib. Pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions of apatinib and (1) a CYP3A4 inducer (rifampin) or (2) a CYP3A inhibitor (itraconazole) were clinically evaluated in healthy volunteers...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919338/diagnostic-accuracy-of-xpert-mtb-rif-ultra-for-tuberculous-meningitis-in-hiv-infected-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
#13
Nathan C Bahr, Edwin Nuwagira, Emily E Evans, Fiona V Cresswell, Philip V Bystrom, Adolf Byamukama, Sarah C Bridge, Ananta S Bangdiwala, David B Meya, Claudia M Denkinger, Conrad Muzoora, David R Boulware
BACKGROUND: WHO recommends Xpert MTB/RIF as initial diagnostic testing for tuberculous meningitis. However, diagnosis remains difficult, with Xpert sensitivity of about 50-70% and culture sensitivity of about 60%. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of the new Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra) for tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: We prospectively obtained diagnostic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens during screening for a trial on the treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis in Mbarara, Uganda...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915357/a-yigp-mutant-strain-is-a-small-colony-variant-of-e-coli-and-shows-pleiotropic-antibiotic-resistance
#14
Hui Xia, Qiongwei Tang, Jie Song, Jiang Ye, Haizhen Wu, Huizhan Zhang
Small colony variants (SCVs) are a commonly observed subpopulation of bacteria that have a small colony size and distinctive biochemical characteristics. SCVs are more resistant than the wild type to some antibiotics and usually cause persistent infections in the clinic. SCV studies have been very active during the past 2 decades, especially Staphylococcus aureus SCVs. However, fewer studies on Escherichia coli SCVs exist, so we studied an E. coli SCV during an experiment involving the deletion of the yigP locus...
September 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910939/-genotyping-and-drug-susceptibility-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-isolated-in-changping-district-in-beijing-2011-2015
#15
Z G Zhang, J F Wu, L Wang, L Q Wang, L Han, S B Ma, T J Gao
Objective: To understand the genotype distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the drug susceptibility of M. tuberculosis with different genotypes in Changping district of Beijing and evaluate the application of genotyping of M. tuberculosis in local tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control. Methods: A total of 1 099 M. tuberculosis strains isolated in Changping from 2011 to 2015 were used. Spoligotyping and 12-locus VNTR recommended by Gao were used for the genotyping of these isolates. In addition, the susceptibility of the M...
September 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881378/effects-of-rifampin-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-single-dose-of-istradefylline-in-healthy-subjects
#16
Mayumi Mukai, Tatsuo Uchimura, Xiaoping Zhang, Douglas Greene, Maria Vergeire, Marc Cantillon
Istradefylline, a selective adenosine A2A inhibitor, is under development for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The effect of oral steady-state rifampin 600 mg/day, a potent cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 inducer, on the disposition of a single oral dose of istradefylline 40 mg was determined in a crossover study in 20 healthy subjects by measuring plasma concentrations of istradefylline and its M1 and M8 metabolites and their derived pharmacokinetic parameters. Based on the geometric mean ratio of log-transformed data, rifampin reduced istradefylline exposure: Cmax , 0...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879160/performance-of-xpert-%C3%A2-mtb-rif-among-tuberculosis-outpatients-in-lilongwe-malawi
#17
Tarsizio Chikaonda, Nelson Nguluwe, Brian Barnett, Runa H Gokhale, Robert Krysiak, Isaac Thengolose, Nora E Rosenberg, Christopher Stanley, James Mpunga, Irving F Hoffman, Mina Hosseinipour, Lesley Scott, Wendy Stevens
BACKGROUND: Xpert(®) MTB/RIF is a molecular test for the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. It is considered to be a great advance over smear microscopy and culture. However, there is very little information regarding the performance characteristics of Xpert MTB/RIF in Malawi. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF in a Malawian setting. METHODS: Stored sputum pellets were processed on Xpert MTB/RIF between June 2012 and May 2014...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875385/possible-probiotic-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-oysters-crassostrea-gigas
#18
Chang-Ho Kang, Takyong Gu, Jae-Seong So
We attempted to isolate lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from the marine oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and selected several environmental stress-resistant isolates for the development of a future probiotic adjuvant for marine aquaculture. Twenty-six presumptive LAB isolates were extracted from oysters and screened (by an agar diffusion assay) for antimicrobial activity toward various pathogens: Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Streptococcus iniae, and Edwardsiella tarda. Eight isolates had an antibacterial activity toward V...
September 5, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874368/immunodeficiency-and-intermittent-dosing-promote-acquired-rifamycin-monoresistance-in-murine-tuberculosis
#19
Sang-Won Park, Rokeya Tasneen, Paul J Converse, Eric L Nuermberger
More-permissive preclinical models may be useful in evaluating antituberculosis regimens for their propensity to select drug-resistant mutants. To evaluate whether acquired rifamycin monoresistance could be recapitulated in mice and, if so, to evaluate the effects of immunodeficiency, intermittent dosing, and drug exposures, athymic nude and BALB/c mice were infected. Controls received daily rifapentine alone or 2 months of rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol, followed by 4 months of rifampin/isoniazid, either daily or twice weekly with one of two isoniazid doses...
November 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823010/the-reliability-of-rifampicin-resistance-as-a-proxy-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-of-studies-from-iran
#20
REVIEW
M J Nasiri, S Zamani, A Pormohammad, M M Feizabadi, H R Aslani, M Amin, R Halabian, A A Imani Fooladi
In Iran, patients showing rifampicin (RIF) resistance detected by the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay are considered as candidates for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment. Despite the fact that RIF resistance has been used as a proxy for MDR-TB, little is known about the proportion of isoniazid (INH) resistance patterns in RIF-resistant TB. We systematically searched MEDLINE, Embase, and other databases up to March 2017 for studies addressing the proportion of INH resistance patterns in RIF-resistant TB in Iran...
August 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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