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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111389/antifungal-photosensitive-activity-of-porophyllum-obscurum-spreng-dc-correlation-of-the-chemical-composition-of-the-hexane-extract-with-the-bioactivity
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Agustina Postigo, Matías Funes, Elisa Petenatti, Hebe Bottai, Adriana Pacciaroni, Maximiliano Sortino
In this paper, we report Porophyllum obscurum as a source of new photosensitizers with potential use in Photodynamic Therapy as an alternative for oropharyngeal candidiasis treatment. The antifungal photosensitive activity of different extracts from P. obscurum was evaluated by using microdilution and bioautographic assays. The Minimum Fungicidal Concentration for hexanic extract under UV-A irradiation was 0.98μg/mL, but it was inactive in experiments without irradiation. The bioassay-guided fractionation of this extract led to the isolation of four thiophenes responsible for the photosensitive activity: 2,2':5'2″terthiophene, 5-(3-buten-1-ynyl)-2,2'-bithiophene, 5-(4-acetoxy-1-butenyl)-2,2'- bithiophene and 5-(4-hydroxy-1-butenyl)-2,2'- bithiophene, with Minimum Fungicidal Concentrations ranging 0...
October 27, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104260/antimicrobial-and-anti-proliferative-effects-of-skin-mucus-derived-from-dasyatis-pastinaca-linnaeus-1758
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Virginia Fuochi, Giovanni Li Volti, Giuseppina Camiolo, Francesco Tiralongo, Cesarina Giallongo, Alfio Distefano, Giulio Petronio Petronio, Ignazio Barbagallo, Maria Viola, Pio Maria Furneri, Michelino Di Rosa, Roberto Avola, Daniele Tibullo
Resistance to chemotherapy occurs in various diseases (i.e., cancer and infection), and for this reason, both are very difficult to treat. Therefore, novel antimicrobial and chemotherapic drugs are needed for effective antibiotic therapy. The aim of the present study was to assess the antimicrobial and anti-proliferative effects of skin mucus derived from Dasyatis pastinaca (Linnaeus, 1758). Our results showed that skin mucus exhibited a significant and specific antibacterial activity against Gram-negative bacteria but not against Gram-positive bacteria...
November 1, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074435/the-natural-compound-magnolol-affects-growth-biofilm-formation-and-ultrastructure-of-oral-candida-isolates
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Jawad Behbehani, Sheikh Shreaz, Mohammad Irshad, Maribassapa Karched
The incidence of oral candidosis has increased in recent years due to the escalation in HIV-infection, cancer treatments, organ transplantation, and diabetes. In addition, corticosteroid use, dentures, and broad-spectrum antibiotic use have also contributed to the problem. Treatment of oral candidosis has continued to be problematic because of the potential toxicity of antifungals in clinical use, and, above all, development of drug resistance among patients. In this study, the antifungal effect of magnolol was investigated against 64 strains of Candida spp...
October 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074432/healthcare-workers-hands-as-a-vehicle-for-the-transmission-of-virulent-strains-of-candida-spp-a-virulence-factor-approach
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Karina Mayumi Sakita, Daniella Renata Faria, Eliane Martins da Silva, Flávia Kelly Tobaldini-Valério, Erika Seki Kioshima, Terezinha Inez Estivalet Svidzinski, Patricia de Souza Bonfim-Mendonça
BACKGROUND: Although the majority of Candida infections are thought to come from endogenous sources, the healthcare workers' (HCWs) hands are being increasingly reported as vehicles for the transmission of pathogens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the susceptibility of yeast isolated from the HCWs' hands and ICU (Intensive Care Unit) surfaces to antifungal agents and to determine the virulence potential and the genetic similarity between the same. METHODS: The susceptibility of yeasts from the HCWs' hands (n = 57) and ICU surfaces (n = 98) to conventional antifungals (fluconazole, voriconazole, amphotericin B and micafungin) was evaluated using the broth microdilution assay accordance with CLSI M27-A3...
October 23, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062248/evaluation-of-candida-species-and-antifungal-susceptibilities-among-children-with-invasive-candidiasis
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Murat Sütçü, Manolya Acar, Gonca Erköse Genç, İlknur Kökçü, Hacer Aktürk, Gürkan Atay, Selda Hançerli Törun, Nuran Salman, Zayre Erturan, Ayper Somer
AIM: Non-albicans Candida species and resistant microorganisms have been more commonly isolated in invasive candidiasis in recent years. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distrubution of Candida spp and antifungal resistance in our clinic. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-four Candida isolates and antifungal susceptibility results obtained from patients diagnosed as having invasive candidiasis between December 2012 and June 2016 were included. Clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively analyzed...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983822/in-vitro-activity-of-micafungin-against-biofilms-of-candida-albicans-candida-glabrata-and-candida-parapsilosis-at-different-stages-of-maturation
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Małgorzata Prażyńska, Tomasz Bogiel, Eugenia Gospodarek-Komkowska
Candida spp. is able to form a biofilm, which is considered resistant to the majority of antifungals used in medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of micafungin against Candida spp. biofilms at different stages of their maturation (2, 6, and 24 h). We assessed the inhibitory effect of micafungin against 78 clinical isolates of Candida spp., growing as planktonic or sessile cells, by widely recommended broth microdilution method. The in vitro effect on sessile cells viability was evaluated by colorimetric reduction assay...
October 5, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962848/deciphering-the-role-of-sodium-lignosulfonate-against-candida-spp-as-persuasive-anticandidal-agent
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Anubhuti Jha, Awanish Kumar
In spite of therapeutic development against life threatening fungal pathogens like Candida albicans, the repertoire of effective antifungal drugs is lagging. The emergence and persistence of azole/echinocandin resistance and other cases of multi-drug resistance have led to the failure of the antifungal treatment regime. This troublesome scenario has steered a need for the development of novel leads. Computer aided in-silico drug design using virtual screening, molecular docking, drug likeness, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity analysis for the identification of lead compounds for further in-vitro analysis is a cost effective and time-saving strategy...
September 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940753/prevalence-virulence-factors-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-candida-spp-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-brazil
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Heliara Maria Spina Canela, Bárbara Cardoso, Lucia Helena Vitali, Harnoldo Colares Coelho, Roberto Martinez, Márcia Eliana da Silva Ferreira
Candida spp. are responsible for 80% of all systemic fungal infections and are associated with high mortality rates. This study characterised 79 bloodstream isolates of C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. orthopsilosis, C. parapsilosis and C. tropicalis from patients in a Brazilian hospital. The susceptibility to amphotericin B, caspofungin, fluconazole and voriconazole was determined; virulence factor production was assessed based on haemolysin, phospholipase and proteinase activities, and the patients' clinical characteristics were analysed...
September 22, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919715/in-vitro-inhibitory-activities-of-magnolol-against-candida-spp
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Peiru Zhou, Jingya Fu, Hong Hua, Xiaosong Liu
Candida spp. cause various infections involving the skin, mucosa, deep tissues, and even life-threatening candidemia. They are regarded as an important pathogen of nosocomial bloodstream infection, with a high mortality rate. As a result of prolonged exposure to azoles, the therapeutic failure associated with azoles resistance has become a serious challenge in clinical situations. Therefore, novel, alternative antifungals are required urgently. In the present study, the CLSI M-27A broth microdilution method and the 2,3-Bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide (XTT) reduction assay were used to evaluate the antifungal effects of magnolol against various standard Candida strains in planktonic mode and biofilm formation, respectively...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814889/fluconazole-resistance-in-candida-species-a-current-perspective
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REVIEW
Elizabeth L Berkow, Shawn R Lockhart
Candida albicans and the emerging non-albicans Candida spp. have significant clinical relevance among many patient populations. Current treatment guidelines include fluconazole as a primary therapeutic option for the treatment of these infections, but it is only fungistatic against Candida spp. and both inherent and acquired resistance to fluconazole have been reported. Such mechanisms of resistance include increased drug efflux, alteration or increase in the drug target, and development of compensatory pathways for producing the target sterol, ergosterol...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802173/fungicidal-activity-of-copper-sputtered-flexible-surfaces-under-dark-and-actinic-light-against-azole-resistant-candida-albicans-and-candida-glabrata
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Myriam K S Ballo, Sami Rtimi, John Kiwi, César Pulgarin, José M Entenza, Alain Bizzini
Candida spp. are able to survive on hospital surfaces and causes healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). Since surface cleaning and disinfecting interventions are not totally effective to eliminate Candida spp., new approaches should be devised. Copper (Cu) has widely recognized antifungal activity and the use of Cu-sputtered surfaces has recently been proposed to curb the spread of HCAIs. Moreover, the activity of Cu under the action of actinic light remains underexplored. We investigated the antifungal activity of Cu-sputtered polyester surfaces (Cu-PES) against azole-resistant Candida albicans and Candida glabrata under dark and low intensity visible light irradiation (4...
September 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763899/-impact-of-antifungal-therapy-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-candida-spp-colonization-in-lower-respiratory-tract
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G Zhang, B B Feng, Z H Lu, W Su, Y S Wu
Objective: To explore the impact of antifungal therapy in mechanically ventilated patients with Candida spp. colonization in lower respiratory tract. Methods: In this retrospective study, patients required mechanical ventilation with pulmonary Candida spp. colonization admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) between July 2012 and June 2016 were included. The patients were divided into the treatment group and control group according to whether or not they received antifungal therapy. The isolation rate of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), duration of mechanical ventilation, length of ICU stay, total length of hospital stay, the 28-day mortality and the overall mortality were compared between the two groups...
July 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758337/changes-in-the-distribution-of-colonising-and-infecting-candida-spp-isolates-antifungal-drug-consumption-and-susceptibility-in-a-french-intensive-care-unit-a-10-year-study
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Milène Sasso, Claire Roger, Magali Sasso, Hélène Poujol, Saber Barbar, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Laurence Lachaud
Monitoring fungal ecology and resistance to antifungal agents within intensive care units (ICU) is essential for the management of invasive fungal infections. Therefore, a retrospective descriptive study was carried in the ICU of Nimes University Hospital, France, from 2007 to 2016. As the majority of invasive fungal infections in ICU are caused by Candida species, the study objectives were to describe Candida species distribution, to assess candidaemia incidence and to monitor the antifungal drug susceptibility of Candida isolates and the consumption of antifungal agents...
July 31, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689871/cd101-a-long-acting-echinocandin-and-comparator-antifungal-agents-tested-against-a-global-collection-of-invasive-fungal-isolates-in-the-sentry-2015-antifungal-surveillance-program
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Michael A Pfaller, Shawn A Messer, Paul R Rhomberg, Mariana Castanheira
CD101 is a novel echinocandin with exceptional chemical stability and long-acting pharmacokinetics. The activity of CD101 and comparators was evaluated using CLSI broth microdilution methods against 713 invasive fungal isolates, including 589 Candida spp. (6 species), 14 C. neoformans, 97 A. fumigatus and 13 A. flavus species complex collected worldwide during 2015. All C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. dubliniensis, 99.7% of C. albicans and 98.3% of C. glabrata were inhibited by ≤0.12 µg/mL of CD101, and these isolates were susceptible/wild type to other echinocandins using CLSI clinical breakpoint and epidemiological cutoff value (ECV) interpretive criteria...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688376/molecular-identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-pattern-of-non-albicans-candida-species-isolated-from-vulvovaginal-candidiasis
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Ziba Abbasi Nejat, Shirin Farahyar, Mehraban Falahati, Mahtab Ashrafi Khozani, Aga Fateme Hosseini, Azamsadat Faiazy, Masoome Ekhtiari, Saeideh Hashemi-Hafshenjani
Background: Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an important problem due to Candida spp. The aim of this study was molecular identification, phylogenetic analysis, and evaluation of antifungal susceptibility of non-albicans Candida isolates from VVC. Methods: Vaginal secretion samples were collected from 550 vaginitis patients at Sayyad Shirazi Medical and Educational Center of Gorgan (Golestan Province, Iran) from May to October 2015. Samples were analyzed using conventional mycological and molecular approaches...
July 9, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669835/molecular-basis-of-antifungal-drug-resistance-in-yeasts
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Florent Morio, Rasmus Hare Jensen, Patrice Le Pape, Maiken Cavling Arendrup
Besides inherent differences in in vitro susceptibilities, clinically-relevant yeast species may acquire resistance upon exposure to most antifungal drugs used in the clinic. In recent years, major fundamental research studies have been conducted to improve our understanding of the molecular basis of antifungal resistance. This topic is of major interest as antifungal resistance in yeast is clearly evolving and is correlated with clinical failure. This minireview is an overview of the most recent findings about key molecular mechanisms evolving in human pathogenic yeasts, particularly Candida spp...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669831/epidemiology-of-antifungal-resistance-in-human-pathogenic-yeasts-current-viewpoint-and-practical-recommendations-for-management
#17
Dimitrios Farmakiotis, Dimitrios P Kontoyiannis
In this review, we describe the epidemiology and clinical significance of resistance in Candida spp. and other non-Cryptococcus yeasts. The rise in echinocandin resistance, azole resistance and cross-resistance to two or more antifungal classes [multidrug resistance (MDR)] has been a worrisome trend, mainly in US large tertiary and oncology centres, particularly as it relates to Candida glabrata. Candida kefyr is also a concern as it can be resistant to echinocandins and polyenes, especially in patients with haematological malignancies...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634471/a-chitin-binding-protein-purified-from-moringa-oleifera-seeds-presents-anticandidal-activity-by-increasing-cell-membrane-permeability-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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João X S Neto, Mirella L Pereira, Jose T A Oliveira, Lady C B Rocha-Bezerra, Tiago D P Lopes, Helen P S Costa, Daniele O B Sousa, Bruno A M Rocha, Thalles B Grangeiro, José E C Freire, Ana Cristina O Monteiro-Moreira, Marina D P Lobo, Raimunda S N Brilhante, Ilka M Vasconcelos
Candida species are opportunistic pathogens that infect immunocompromised and/or immunosuppressed patients, particularly in hospital facilities, that besides representing a significant threat to health increase the risk of mortality. Apart from echinocandins and triazoles, which are well tolerated, most of the antifungal drugs used for candidiasis treatment can cause side effects and lead to the development of resistant strains. A promising alternative to the conventional treatments is the use of plant proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626746/frequency-of-cutaneous-fungal-infections-and-azole-resistance-of-the-isolates-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Omid Raiesi, Mansour Siavash, Faezeh Mohammadi, Javaher Chabavizadeh, Behzad Mahaki, Mehrnoush Maherolnaghsh, Parvin Dehghan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic patients are more susceptible to cutaneous fungal infections. The higher blood sugar levels cause increasing the cutaneous fungal infections in these patients. The main objective of this study was to find the frequency of fungal infections among cutaneous lesions of diabetic patients and to investigate azole antifungal agent susceptibility of the isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, type 1diabetes (n = 78) and type 2 diabetes (n = 44) comprised 47 cases (38...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617137/drugs-currently-under-investigation-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-candidiasis
#20
REVIEW
Matthew W McCarthy, Thomas J Walsh
The widespread implementation of immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and solid organ transplantation in clinical practice has led to an expanding population of patients who are at risk for invasive candidiasis, which is the most common form of fungal disease among hospitalized patients in the developed world. The emergence of drug-resistant Candida spp. has added to the morbidity associated with invasive candidiasis and novel therapeutic strategies are urgently needed...
July 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
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