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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530108/twelve-day-quintuple-regime-containing-four-antibiotics-as-a-rescue-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-in-the-central-region-of-portugal
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Diogo Branquinho, Nuno Miguel Peres de Almeida, Carlos Gregório, Adriano Casela, Maria Manuel Donato, Luís Tomé
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori eradication rates with standard triple therapy in many countries are clinically unacceptable. Fluoroquinolone resistance is increasing and jeopardizing second-line regimens. There is a growing need for an effective strategy in patients who failed previous therapies. METHODS: This is a single-center, non-randomized clinical study conducted in the central region of Portugal. Sixty-four patients were included with a positive 13C-urea breath test (UBT) or histology for H...
May 22, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529929/novel-and-effective-therapeutic-regimens-for-helicobacter-pylori-in-an-era-of-increasing-antibiotic-resistance
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REVIEW
Yi Hu, Yin Zhu, Nong-Hua Lu
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a common gastrointestinal bacterial strain closely associated with the incidence of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, and gastric cancer. A current research and clinical challenge is the increased rate of antibiotic resistance in H. pylori, which has led to a decreased H. pylori eradication rate. In this article, we review recent H. pylori infection and reinfection rates and H. pylori resistance to antibiotics, and we discuss the pertinent treatments...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529090/continued-expansion-of-usa300-like-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-among-hospitalized-patients-in-the-united-states
#3
Isabella A Tickler, Richard V Goering, Jose R Mediavilla, Barry N Kreiswirth, Fred C Tenover
We characterized spa types, SCCmec types, and antimicrobial resistance patterns of 516 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates, collected between 2011 and 2014 from nares and blood cultures of United States patients. Among nares isolates, 45 spa types were observed; 29.9% were t002/SCCmec II and 30.9% were t008/SCCmec IV. Among blood isolates, 40 spa types were identified; 24.4% were t002/SCCmec II and 39.9% were type t008/SCCmec IV. Compared to data from our 2009-2010 survey, the percentage of t008/SCCmec IV isolates from nares increased significantly (20...
May 6, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522904/importance-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-for-the-management-of-eradication-in-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#4
REVIEW
Nazlı Arslan, Özlem Yılmaz, Ebru Demiray-Gürbüz
The management of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection treatment differs from the common treatment protocol for other infectious diseases. Because culture- or molecular-guided approaches face several practical issues, such as the invasive procedures required to obtain gastric biopsy specimens and the lack of availability of routine laboratory testing in some places, H. pylori treatment includes the administration of two or three empirically selected antibiotics combined with a proton pump inhibitor rather than evidence-based eradication treatment...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520738/pediatric-fluoroquinolone-prescription-in-south-korea-before-and-after-a-regulatory-intervention-a-nationwide-study-2007-2015
#5
Seung Yeon Song, Joo Hee Shin, Su Yeong Hyeon, Donguk Kim, Won Ku Kang, Soo-Han Choi, Yae-Jean Kim, Eun Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of national implementation of age restriction on fluoroquinolone prescription in children and adolescents. METHODS: Data collected from the database of Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service in South Korea, a national health insurance system to analyze fluoroquinolone prescribing practice in children and adolescents younger than 18 years, between 2007 and 2015. The age restriction was implemented in December 2009. The annual prescription rate of FQ per 100,000 person-years was calculated and an autoregressive model was used to predict the prescription pattern if an intervention had not occurred...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516032/a-case-of-respiratory-infection-possibly-caused-by-mycobacterium-triviale-current-problems-on-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Asako Okabayashi, Mizue Hasegawa, Akitoshi Sato, Hideki Katsura, Toshiko Kamata, Eitetsu Koh, Yasuo Sekine
Mycobacterium triviale is a subspecies of the Mycobacterium terrae complex, which rarely causes disease in humans. We encountered a case of respiratory infection, possibly caused by M. triviale, which was successfully treated by levofloxacin and clarithromycin. Although DNA-DNA hybridization identified M. triviale in one of three samples, clinical validations convinced us that it was the pathogen. 16s ribosomal RNA sequencing would have been reliable and ideal to perform in this case, although it is not covered by the insurance system in Japan...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513523/the-efficacy-of-sequential-therapy-in-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-turkey
#7
F Harmandar, S U İlikhan, Y Üstüündağn, O Harmandar
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Most of the studies about sequential therapy that have been reported from Turkey were levofloxacin based. We aimed to compare the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication rates of standard triple, sequential and quadruple therapies including claritromycin regimes in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 160 patients with dyspeptic symptoms were enrolled to the study. The patients were randomized to four groups of treatment protocols...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511165/susceptibility-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-to-fluoroquinolones-and-macrolides-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#8
Yaroslav O Mykhalko, Tetyana V Duhovych, Pavlo P Kish
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcal species are known as the most common cause of bacterial upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). Once bacterial infection is diagnosed it demands empirical antibiotic prescription. On the other hand antimicrobial resistance is a global burden in today's medicine. For that reason, knowing of antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in population is an important background for successful treatment of bacterial caused URTI. The aim of this study was to analyze S...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507117/pharmacokinetics-of-levofloxacin-in-multidrug-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients
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Natasha Van't Boveneind-Vrubleuskaya, Tatiana Seuruk, Kai van Hateren, Tridia van der Laan, Jos G W Kosterink, Tjip S van der Werf, Dick van Soolingen, Susan van den Hof, Alena Skrahina, Jan-Willem C Alffenaar
Pharmacodynamics are important in treatment of especially multidrug- and extensively resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB). The free area under the concentration time curve in relation to minimal inhibitory concentration (fAUC/MIC) is the most relevant pharmacokinetic (PK)-pharmacodynamic (PD) parameter to predict the efficacy of levofloxacin (LFX). The objective of our study was to assess LFX PK variability in M/XDR-TB patients and its potential consequence for fAUC/MIC ratios. Patients with pulmonary M/XDR-TB received LFX as part of treatment regimen at a dose of 15 mg/kg once daily...
May 15, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506722/primary-helicobacter-pylori-resistance-in-elderly-patients-over-20-years-a-bulgarian-study
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Lyudmila Boyanova, Galina Gergova, Rumyana Markovska, Nayden Kandilarov, Lyubomir Davidkov, Zoya Spassova, Ivan Mitov
We evaluated the antibiotic susceptibility of 233 Helicobacter pylori strains isolated in the period 2011-2016, involving 62 strains from elderly patients aged 66-93years and 171 strains from younger adults. To assess resistance evolution, primary resistance rates in 92 strains from as many patients aged ≥60years in 1996-2003 were compared with those in 85 strains from infected patients in the same age group in 2011-2016. In the patients aged >65years evaluated during the last 6 years, amoxicillin resistance according to EUCAST and prior breakpoints was 1...
May 7, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506633/-anaerobiospirillum-succiniciproducens-and-desulfovibrio-desulfuricans-in-2-cases-of-insidious-bacteremia
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Silvia C Predari, Adriana N de Paulis, Eugenia Bertona, Daiana Guevara Núñez, Juan P Suárez, Liliana Castello
Two cases of insidious bacteremia by uncommon curve and spiral-shaped, motile anaerobic gram-negative rods are presented. Both of them were of an unclear origin and occurred in immunosuppressed patients with simultaneous diseases. The key tests for the identification of Anaerobiospirillum were its micromorphology, a strictly anaerobic condition, negative catalase activity, the special-potency disk profile, glucose fermentation, and β-NAG production. Desulfovibrio species was identified by all the above preliminary tests but with a different disk profile, as well as for being asaccharolytic and desulfoviridin and H2S producer...
May 12, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506425/fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-in-germany-from-2004-2005-to-2014-2015
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Julia Schmitz, Mark van der Linden, Adnan Al-Lahham, Natalia Levina, Mathias W Pletz, Matthias Imöhl
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of bacterial pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis worldwide. Prevalence of levofloxacin-resistant S. pneumoniae isolates in Germany and associated mutations in the quinolone resistance determining regions (QRDRs), as well as serotype distribution and multi locus sequence types (MLST) are shown. 21,764 invasive S. pneumoniae isolates from Germany, isolated in the epidemiological seasons from 2004/05 to 2014/15 were analyzed at the German National Reference Centre for Streptococci (GNRCS) for their levofloxacin resistance by micro broth dilution method...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504916/contribution-of-type-ii-topoisomerase-mutations-to-fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-enterococcus-faecium-from-japanese-clinical-setting
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Noriko Urushibara, Keisuke Suzaki, Mitsuyo Kawaguchiya, Meiji Soe Aung, Masaaki Shinagawa, Satoshi Takahashi, Nobumichi Kobayashi
High-level fluoroquinolone resistance is conferred by the mutation of conserved serine and acidic amino acids in the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of the A subunits of the type II topoisomerases, DNA gyrase (GyrA) and topoisomerase IV (ParC). In Japan, fluoroquinolone-resistant Enterococcus faecium continues to emerge in clinical settings. We analyzed 131 Japanese E. faecium clinical isolates for susceptibility to levofloxacin (LVFX), and QRDR mutational status. The bacterial collection had a high percentage of resistance (79%) and showed elevated drug minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs)...
May 15, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501570/electrocatalytic-properties-of-n-doped-graphite-felt-in-electro-fenton-process-and-degradation-mechanism-of-levofloxacin
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Xiaocheng Liu, Danxing Yang, Yaoyu Zhou, Jiachao Zhang, Lin Luo, Sijun Meng, Song Chen, Mengjiao Tan, Zhicheng Li, Lin Tang
The degradation of antibiotic levofloxacin was investigated by dimensionally stable anode as well as modified cathode using low-cost chemical reagents of hydrazine hydrate and ethanol for electro-Fenton in an undivided cell at pH 3.0 under room temperature. Comparison of unmodified and modified cathode was performed. The apparent rate constant of levofloxacin decay was found to be 0.2883 min(-1) for graphite felt-10 with the best performance at 200 mA, which is lower than graphite felt at 400 mA. The optimum modified cathode showed a significant improvement of complete mineralization of levofloxacin, reaching a 92% TOC removal at 200 mA for 480 min higher than unmodified one at twice the current...
May 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497922/usefulness-of-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-diagnostic-tests-in-the-diagnosis-of-hypersensitivity-reactions-to-quinolones-and-in-the-evaluation-of-cross-reactivity-a-comprehensive-study-including-the-latest-quinolone-gemifloxacin
#15
Semra Demir, Asli Gelincik, Nilgun Akdeniz, Esin Aktas-Cetin, Muge Olgac, Derya Unal, Belkis Ertek, Raif Coskun, Bahattin Colakoğlu, Gunnur Deniz, Suna Buyukozturk
PURPOSE: Reports evaluating diagnosis and cross reactivity of quinolone hypersensitivity have revealed contradictory results. Furthermore, there are no reports investigating the cross-reactivity between gemifloxacin (GFX) and the others. We aimed to detect the usefulness of diagnostic tests of hypersensitivity reactions to quinolones and to evaluate the cross reactivity between different quinolones including the latest quinolone GFX. METHODS: We studied 54 patients (mean age 42...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496066/application-of-deep-eutectic-solvents-in-hybrid-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-and-mesoporous-siliceous-material-for-solid-phase-extraction-of-levofloxacin-from-green-bean-extract
#16
Xiaoxia Li, Kyung Ho Row
Deep eutectic solvents (DES) are potential ecofriendly surfactants for the preparation of materials. In this study, both molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) and mesoporous siliceous materials (MSMs) were modified by betaine-based DES. Six materials were employed as solid phase extraction (SPE) adsorbents for the rapid purification of levofloxacin. The DES-based materials showed better selective adsorption than the conventional materials. The adsorption curves of DES-MIP showed superior molecular recognition ability and binding capability for levofloxacin compared to the other materials...
2017: Analytical Sciences: the International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486255/intestinal-barrier-disruption-in-ileal-pouchitis-after-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-in-a-rat-model
#17
Kai-Yu Li, Jian-Lin Wang, Yan-Yan Xu, Sen-Yang Gao, Ying-Ying Zhang, An-Qi He, Gang Liu
BACKGROUND: Pouchitis occurs in approximately 50% of patients with ulcerative colitis after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) but the pathogenesis remains unclear. We used a rat model of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ileal pouchitis to examine whether intestinal barrier disruption plays a role in the development and progression of the disease. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into DSS (underwent IPAA and administered 5% DSS orally), IPAA (underwent IPAA), and Sham groups (underwent switch abdominal surgery)...
May 5, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486078/characterization-of-clinically-isolated-antibiotic-resistant-salmonella-typhimurium-exposed-to-subinhibitory-concentrations-of-ceftriaxone-and-ciprofloxacin
#18
Jeongjin Kim, Juhee Ahn
This study was designed mainly to assess the phenotypic properties of clinically isolated Salmonella Typhimurium exposed to ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin. The antibiotic susceptibility, β-lactamase activity, efflux activity, bacterial motility, biofilm-forming ability, and gene expression were determined in S. Typhimurium ATCC 19585 and S. Typhimurium CCARM 8009 when exposed to subinhibitory concentrations of ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin. S. Typhimurium CCARM 8009 was highly resistant to ampicillin, kanamycin, penicillin G, and streptomycin, showing minimum inhibitory concentration values of more than 512 μg/ml, while S...
May 9, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484494/antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-enterica-serovars-typhi-and-paratyphi-isolates-from-a-general-hospital-in-karawaci-tangerang-indonesia-a-five-year-review
#19
Nata Pratama Hardjo Lugito, Cucunawangsih
Typhoid and paratyphoid fever known as enteric fever pose important global public health problem, with 21.6 million cases and approximately 250,000 deaths annually. It is a prevalent disease in Indonesia, but data on the antimicrobial resistance pattern is limited. This study aim was to provide data on the antimicrobial resistance pattern of S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi bloodstream isolates in a general hospital in Karawaci, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, during the period of January 2011 to December 2015. Susceptibility against antimicrobials was detected according to the guidelines of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483960/in-vitro-resistance-selection-in-shigella-flexneri-by-azithromycin-ceftriaxone-ciprofloxacin-levofloxacin-and-moxifloxacin
#20
George P Allen, Kayla A Harris
Shigella flexneri continues to be a major cause of diarrhea-associated illness, and increasing resistance to first-line antimicrobials complicates the treatment of infections caused by this pathogen. We investigated the pharmacodynamics of current antimicrobial treatments for shigellosis to determine the likelihood of resistance promotion with continued global antimicrobial use. The mutant prevention concentration (MPC) and mutant selection window (MSW) were determined for azithromycin, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin against a wild-type strain of S...
May 8, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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