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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549097/cluster-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-with-high-level-azithromycin-resistance-and-decreased-ceftriaxone-susceptibility-hawaii-2016
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Alan R Katz, Alan Y Komeya, Robert D Kirkcaldy, A Christian Whelen, Olusegun O Soge, John R Papp, Ellen N Kersh, Glenn M Wasserman, Norman P O'Connor, Pamela S O'Brien, Douglas T Sato, Eloisa V Maningas, Gail Y Kunimoto, Juval E Tomas
Background.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends dual therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin for gonorrhea to ensure effective treatment and slow emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Since 2013, the prevalence of reduced azithromycin susceptibility increased in the United States; however, these strains were highly susceptible to cephalosporins. We report on a cluster of N. gonorrhoeae isolates demonstrating high-level azithromycin resistance, several of which also demonstrated decreased ceftriaxone susceptibility...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545411/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-from-hefei-2014-2015-genetic-characteristics-of-antimicrobial-resistance
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Fa-Xing Jiang, Qian Lan, Wen-Jing Le, Xiao-Hong Su
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and genetic determinants of resistance of N. gonorrhoeae isolates from Hefei, China, were characterized adding a breadth of information to the molecular epidemiology of gonococcal resistance in China. METHODS: 126 N. gonorrhoeae isolates from a hospital clinic in Hefei, were collected between January, 2014, and November, 2015. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of N. gonorrhoeae isolates for seven antimicrobials were determined by the agar dilution method...
May 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544585/effects-of-ophthalmologic-solutions-on-sinonasal-ciliated-epithelium
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Alan D Workman, Ryan M Carey, Michael A Kohanski, Nithin D Adappa, James N Palmer, Noam A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Off-label use of topical ophthalmologic formulations for treatment of rhinologic disease is cited in recent literature and is anecdotally prevalent among practicing otolaryngologists. Steroids, antibiotics, and other drugs designed for ocular use have subjective clinical efficacy in the nose and sinuses, but their specific effects on the ciliated epithelium are less well defined. This study examines 9 commercially available ophthalmologic drug formulations for effects on ciliary motility in sinonasal cultures, in an effort to characterize their utility as topical therapies for sinonasal diseases...
May 23, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541469/clinical-and-molecular-evidence-of-atovaquone-and-azithromycin-resistance-in-relapsed-babesia-microti-infection-associated-with-rituximab-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Matthew S Simon, Lars F Westblade, Alexis Dziedziech, Joseph E Visone, Richard R Furman, Stephen G Jenkins, Audrey N Schuetz, Laura A Kirkman
Babesiosis treatment failures with standard therapy have been reported, but the molecular mechanisms are not well understood. We describe the emergence of atovaquone and azithromycin resistance associated with mutations in the binding regions of the target proteins of both drugs during treatment of an immunosuppressed patient with relapsing babesiosis.
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535933/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-adjunctive-macrolide-treatment-in-adults-hospitalized-with-influenza-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nelson Lee, Chun-Kwok Wong, Martin C W Chan, Esther S L Yeung, Wilson W S Tam, Owen T Y Tsang, Kin-Wing Choi, Paul K S Chan, Angela Kwok, Grace C Y Lui, Wai-Shing Leung, Irene M H Yung, Rity Y K Wong, Catherine S K Cheung, David S C Hui
INTRODUCTION: - Macrolides can ameliorate inflammation in respiratory diseases, providing clinical benefits. Data in influenza is lacking. METHOD: - A randomized, open-label, multicenter trial among adults hospitalized for laboratory-confirmed influenza was conducted. Study treatments of oseltamivir and azithromycin (500 mg/day), or oseltamivir alone, both for 5 days, were allocated at 1:1 ratio. The primary outcome was plasma cytokine/chemokine concentration change over time (Day 0-10); secondary outcomes were viral load and symptom score changes...
May 20, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533232/potentiation-of-antibiotic-activity-by-a-novel-cationic-peptide-potency-and-spectrum-of-activity-of-spr741
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David Corbett, Andrew Wise, Tara Langley, Kirsty Skinner, Emily Trimby, Stephen Birchall, Alain Dorali, Stephanie Sandiford, Jennifer Williams, Peter Warn, Martti Vaara, Troy Lister
Novel approaches to the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections are urgently required. One approach is to potentiate the efficacy of existing antibiotics whose spectrum of activity is limited by the permeability barrier presented by the Gram-negative outer membrane. Cationic peptides derived from polymyxin B have been used to permeabilize the outer membrane, granting antibiotics that would otherwise be excluded access to their targets. We assessed the in vitro efficacy of combinations of SPR741 with conventional antibiotics against Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Acinetobacter baumannii Of 35 antibiotics tested, the MICs of eight were reduced 32- to 8,000-fold against E...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530085/-long-term-treatment-with-macrolides-in-chronic-lung-diseases
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Michal Shteinberg, Sonia Schneer, Ophir Lavon, Yochai Adir
Macrolide agents have both antibacterial properties as well as various effects on the inflammatory system. In recent years there is growing evidence regarding the favourable effects of macrolides in a range of chronic respiratory conditions. Historically, erythromycin and clarithromycin were found to stabilize pulmonary deterioration in diffuse panbronchiolitis. In cystic fibrosis patients colonized with pseudomonas aeruginosa, long term treatment with azithromycin reduces exacerbations and presents improved lung function...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528362/budesonide-fluticasone-propionate-and-azithromycin-do-not-modulate-the-membrane-vesicle-release-by-thp-1-macrophages-and-respiratory-pathogens-during-macrophage-infection
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Charlotte Volgers, Gert E Grauls, Pauline H M Hellebrand, Paul H M Savelkoul, Frank R M Stassen
Patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease frequently experience exacerbations and it is estimated that up to 50% of these exacerbations are associated with bacterial infections. The mainstay treatment for these infection-related exacerbations constitutes the administration of glucocorticoids, alone or in combination with antibiotics. A recent line of evidence demonstrates that many hormones including the steroid beclomethasone can also directly affect bacterial growth, virulence, and antibiotic resistance...
May 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526799/acquired-resistance-to-macrolides-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Muhammad-Hariri Mustafa, Shaunak Khandekar, Michael M Tunney, J Stuart Elborn, Barbara C Kahl, Olivier Denis, Patrick Plésiat, Hamidou Traore, Paul M Tulkens, Francis Vanderbist, Françoise Van Bambeke
Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients receive chronic treatment with macrolides for their antivirulence and anti-inflammatory properties. We, however, previously showed that Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considered as naturally resistant to macrolides, becomes susceptible when tested in a eukaryotic medium rather than a conventional broth.We therefore looked for specific macrolide resistance determinants in 333 CF isolates from four European CF centres in comparison with 48 isolates from patients suffering from hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523018/effect-of-azithromycin-in-combination-with-simvastatin-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Peidong Wang, Jie Yang, Yanwei Yang, Zhixin Ding
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of azithromycin in combination with simvastatin in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension. METHODS: Eighty-six patients who developed COPD and pulmonary arterial hypertension and received treatment from August 2013 to October 2014 were selected and randomly divided into an observation group and a control group using random number table, 43 in each group. Patients in the control group were orally administrated 20 mg of simvastatin, once a day...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520998/medications-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-travellers-diarrhea
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David N Taylor, Davidson H Hamer, David R Shlim
Background: . Travellers' diarrhea (TD) remains one of the most common illnesses encountered by travellers to less developed areas of the world. Because bacterial pathogens such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), enteroaggregative E. coli , Campylobacter spp. and Shigella spp. are the most frequent causes, antibiotics have been useful in both prevention and treatment of TD. Methods.: Results of trials that assessed the use of medications for the prevention and treatment of TD were identified through PubMed and MEDLINE searches using search terms 'travellers' diarrhea', 'prevention' and 'treatment'...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512635/drug-susceptibility-of-33-reference-strains-of-slowly-growing-mycobacteria-to-19-antimicrobial-agents
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Hui Pang, Yi Jiang, Kanglin Wan
Objectives. Slowly growing mycobacteria (SGM) are prevalent worldwide and cause an extensive spectrum of diseases. Methods. In this study, the antimicrobial susceptibility of 33 reference strains of SGM to 19 antimicrobial agents was tested using a modified microdilution method. Results. Cefmetazole (32/33) and azithromycin (32/33) exhibited the highest antimicrobial activity, and dapsone (9/33) exhibited the lowest activity against the tested strains. Cefoxitin (30/33), cefoperazone (28/33), and cefepime (28/33) were effective against a high proportion of strains, and macrolides were also highly effective as well as offering the benefit of convenient oral administration to patients...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511165/susceptibility-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-to-fluoroquinolones-and-macrolides-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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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/28510723/decreased-azithromycin-susceptibility-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-in-patients-recently-treated-with-azithromycin
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Carolien M Wind, Esther de Vries, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff, Martijn S van Rooijen, Alje P van Dam, Walter H B Demczuk, Irene Martin, Henry J C de Vries
Background.: Increasing azithromycin usage and resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae threatens current dual treatment. Because antimicrobial exposure influences resistance, we analyzed the association between azithromycin exposure and decreased susceptibility of N. gonorrhoeae. Methods.: We included N. gonorrhoeae isolates of patients who visited the Amsterdam STI Clinic between 1999 and 2013 (t0), with another clinic visit in the previous 60 days (t-1). Exposure was defined as the prescription of azithromycin at t-1...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508166/toxoplasma-gondii-and-schizophrenia-a-review-of-published-rcts
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REVIEW
Sam D Chorlton
Over the last 60 years, accumulating evidence has suggested that acute, chronic, and maternal Toxoplasma gondii infections predispose to schizophrenia. More recent evidence suggests that chronically infected patients with schizophrenia present with more severe disease. After acute infection, parasites form walled cysts in the brain, leading to lifelong chronic infection and drug resistance to commonly used antiparasitics. Chronic infection is the most studied and closely linked with development and severity of schizophrenia...
May 15, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505331/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-clinical-isolates-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-to-alternative-antimicrobials-with-therapeutic-potential
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P R S Lagacé-Wiens, H J Adam, N M Laing, M R Baxter, I Martin, M R Mulvey, J A Karlowsky, D J Hoban, G G Zhanel
Background: The prevalence of MDR Neisseria gonorrhoeae is increasing globally and represents a public health emergency. Development and approval of new anti-gonococcal agents may take years. As a concurrent approach to developing new antimicrobials, the laboratory and clinical evaluation of currently licensed antimicrobials not widely used for the treatment of gonorrhoea may provide new options for the treatment of gonococcal infections. Objectives: To determine the in vitro activity of nine alternative, currently licensed and late-development antimicrobials with the potential to treat gonococcal infections against 112 clinical isolates of N...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504616/prevalence-and-characterization-of-campylobacter-jejuni-isolated-from-retail-chicken-in-tianjin-china
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Hui Ma, Yulan Su, Luyao Ma, Lina Ma, Ping Li, Xinjun Du, Greta Gölz, Shuo Wang, Xiaonan Lu
Campylobacter jejuni is an important foodborne pathogen worldwide; however, there is a lack of information on the prevalence and antibiotic-resistant profile of C. jejuni in the People's Republic of China. We determined the prevalence and characteristics of C. jejuni on the retail level in Tianjin, one of the five national central cities in China. A total of 227 samples of chicken wings, legs, and breasts were collected from supermarkets and wet markets; 42 of these samples were confirmed to be positive for Campylobacter contamination...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499284/emergence-and-spread-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-with-decreased-susceptibility-to-extended-spectrum-cephalosporins-in-argentina-2009-to-2013
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Ricardo Gianecini, Maria de Las Mercedes Romero, Claudia Oviedo, Martin Vacchino, Patricia Galarza
BACKGROUND: The emergence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains with decreased susceptibility to cephalosporins represents a major concern globally. The aim of this study was to examine the phenotypic and molecular characteristics of N. gonorrhoeae isolates with decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and cefixime in Argentina. METHODS: A total of 1987 isolates were collected during 2009 and 2013. The susceptibility to penicillin G, tetracycline, ciprofloxacin, cefixime, ceftriaxone, and azithromycin was determined using the agar dilution method...
June 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498845/measurement-of-tissue-azithromycin-levels-in-self-collected-vaginal-swabs-post-treatment-using-liquid-chromatography-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry-lc-ms-ms
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Lenka A Vodstrcil, Thusitha W T Rupasinghe, Fabian Y S Kong, Dedreia Tull, Karen Worthington, Marcus Y Chen, Wilhelmina M Huston, Peter Timms, Malcolm J McConville, Christopher K Fairley, Catriona S Bradshaw, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Jane S Hocking
BACKGROUND: Azithromycin is recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated urogenital chlamydia infection although the standard 1gram dose sometimes fails to eradicate the infection (treatment failure). One hypothesis proposed for treatment failure has been insufficient levels of the antibiotic at the site of infection. We developed an assay using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to measure azithromycin concentration in high-vaginal swabs and monitor how concentration changes over time following routine azithromycin treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497632/acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis-agep-induced-by-azithromycin
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Maria V Campanón-Toro, Omar Sierra, Esther Moreno, Miriam Sobrino-García, Maria T Gracia-Bara, Ignacio Dávila
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June 2017: Contact Dermatitis
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