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rifampin for meningitis

Hyukmin Lee, Younghee Seo, Kyung-Hyo Kim, Kyungwon Lee, Kang-Won Choe
Determination of the major serogroups is an important step for establishing a vaccine programme and management strategy targeting Neisseria meningitidis. From April 2010 to November 2016, a total of 25 N. meningitidis isolates were collected in South Korea, in collaboration with the Korean Society of Clinical Microbiology. Among isolates, 19 isolates were recovered from blood and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in 46 patients who suffered from invasive meningococcal disease (IMD), and six isolates were found in sputum or the throat...
March 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ahmed H Qavi, Tasnim F Imran, Zachariah Hasan, Fariha Ilyas
Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is an infection of the central nervous system (CNS) meninges that carries high morbidity and mortality. It is important to recognize, as patients may present with atypical symptoms. We describe the case of a 31-year-old man with a history of diabetes who presented with a sub-acute onset of right-sided facial weakness and right gaze difficulty with diplopia. History revealed low-grade fever, right-sided headache, fatigue and moderate weight loss for the past several weeks. The patient did not report neck stiffness, rigidity, fever, chills or cough...
December 7, 2017: Curēus
Maya Takayoshi, Kyoichi Wada, Yuka Terada, Sachi Matsuda, Kazuki Nakagita, Akira Oita, Mitsutaka Takada, Aki Shionoiri, Haruki Sunami, Seiko Nakajima, Kensuke Kuroda, Takuma Sato, Osamu Seguchi, Masanobu Yanase, Norihide Fukushima
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis is an important concern following organ transplantation. Unfortunately, several antituberculosis drugs interact with immunosuppressants. This report describes our experience with rifabutin (RBT) in the treatment of acute tuberculosis in a cardiac transplant recipient. CASE: A 61-year-old cardiac transplant recipient developed tuberculosis meningitis during treatment of miliary tuberculosis. RBT was given for 27 days concomitantly with cyclosporine (CsA)...
April 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Kassem Bourgi, Christina Fiske, Timothy R Sterling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the most severe form of tuberculosis (TB), TB meningitis disproportionately affects developing countries and results in significant morbidity and mortality. In this report, we review recent updates in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of TB meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Young children and people living with HIV continue to be at highest risk for TB meningitis. Early diagnosis remains challenging, especially since conventional diagnostic tests have sub-optimal sensitivity and specificity...
September 11, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
Chun-Yuan Lee, Chung-Hao Huang, Po-Liang Lu, Wen-Chien Ko, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
OBJECTIVES: Rifampin was initially approved for the treatment of tuberculosis. Because of its low toxicity, broad-spectrum activity, and good bioavailability, rifampin is now commonly administered as combination antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of various infections caused by organisms other than mycobacteria. This review summarizes the most recent clinical studies on the use of rifampin combinations for treating four common non-mycobacterial infections: acute bacterial meningitis, infective endocarditis and bacteraemia, pneumonia, and biofilm-related infections...
November 2017: Journal of Infection
Jesus G Vallejo, Alexandra N Cain, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan, Kristina G Hultén
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus are uncommon in pediatric patients. We review the epidemiology, clinical features and treatment in 68 patients with a S. aureus CNS infection evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital. METHODS: Cases of CNS infection in children with positive cerebrospinal fluid cultures or spinal epidural abscess (SEA) for S. aureus at Texas Children's Hospital from 2001 to 2013 were reviewed. RESULTS: Seventy cases of S...
October 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
John M Leonard
Central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS-TB) takes three clinical forms: meningitis (TBM), intracranial tuberculoma, and spinal arachnoiditis. TBM predominates in the western world and presents as a subacute to chronic meningitis syndrome with a prodrome of malaise, fever, and headache progressing to altered mentation and focal neurologic signs, followed by stupor, coma, and death within five to eight weeks of onset. The CSF formula typically shows a lymphocytic pleocytosis, and low glucose and high protein concentrations...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
Christopher Vinnard, Liza King, Sonal Munsiff, Aldo Crossa, Kentaro Iwata, Jotam Pasipanodya, Douglas Proops, Shama Ahuja
Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most devastating clinical presentation of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis; delayed initiation of effective antituberculosis therapy is associated with poor treatment outcomes. Our objective was to determine the relationship between drug resistance and 10-year mortality among patients with TBM. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 324 patients with culture-confirmed TBM, susceptibility results reported for isoniazid and rifampin, and initiation of at least 2 antituberculosis drugs, reported to the tuberculosis registry in New York City between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 2001...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
B J Metcalf, S Chochua, R E Gertz, Z Li, H Walker, T Tran, P A Hawkins, A Glennen, R Lynfield, Y Li, L McGee, B Beall
Our whole genome sequence (WGS) pipeline was assessed for accurate prediction of antimicrobial phenotypes. For 2316 invasive pneumococcal isolates recovered during 2015 we compared WGS pipeline data to broth dilution testing (BDT) for 18 antimicrobials. For 11 antimicrobials categorical discrepancies were assigned when WGS-predicted MICs and BDT MICs predicted different categorizations for susceptibility, intermediate resistance or resistance, ranging from 0.9% (tetracycline) to 2.9% (amoxicillin). For β-lactam antibiotics, the occurrence of at least four-fold differences in MIC ranged from 0...
December 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Z F Chen, H L Lao, X H Li, J Wang, Q Chen, Z X Wang, D C Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application value of GeneXpert MTB/RIF for detection of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and resistance to rifampin. METHODS: A total of 150 samples were collected, including 33 needle aspirates from lymphoid tuberculosis, 23 needle aspirates from spinal tuberculosis, 49 from tuberculous pleural effusions, 24 from cerebrospinal fluid of tuberculous cephalomeningitis, and 21 urinary sediment samples from renal tuberculosis. Smear microscopy, mycobacterium tuberculosis culture and the MTB/RIF method were used to examine these samples and their positive rates were compared...
July 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Martin J Boeree, Stephen H Gillespie, Michael Hoelscher
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June 2, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Reinout van Crevel, Rovina Ruslami, Rob Aarnoutse
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June 2, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
A Dorothee Heemskerk, Nguyen D Bang, Guy E Thwaites
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June 2, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Katharine E Stott, Bhagteshwar Singh, Mike B J Beadsworth, Kate Vaudrey, Saye H Khoo, Geraint Davies
It is not always possible to administer antituberculosis pharmacotherapy orally for reasons that may be a direct consequence of tuberculosis itself. To our knowledge, no published literature is available regarding antituberculosis drug absorption via feeding tube. We present the case of a patient with tuberculosis meningitis who required medication administration via percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ) tube. Blood samples were collected during the continuation phase of antituberculosis therapy, immediately before dose administration, and then at 1, 2, 4, and 6 hours after dose administration for quantification of serum rifampin concentrations...
April 2016: Pharmacotherapy
Justin A Wasko, James S Westholder, Pamala A Jacobson
Purpose Patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation are treated with multiple medications, potentially complicated by drug-drug interactions. Drug interactions with sirolimus, voriconazole, and rifampin are particularly difficult because of the complex and simultaneous enzyme inhibition and induction mechanisms. We report a hematopoietic cell transplantation patient receiving sirolimus and voriconazole who was given rifampin while being treated for presumed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus meningitis...
January 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
A Dorothee Heemskerk, Nguyen D Bang, Nguyen T H Mai, Tran T H Chau, Nguyen H Phu, Pham P Loc, Nguyen V V Chau, Tran T Hien, Nguyen H Dung, Nguyen T N Lan, Nguyen H Lan, Nguyen N Lan, Le T Phong, Nguyen N Vien, Nguyen Q Hien, Nguyen T B Yen, Dang T M Ha, Jeremy N Day, Maxine Caws, Laura Merson, Tran T V Thinh, Marcel Wolbers, Guy E Thwaites, Jeremy J Farrar
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous meningitis is often lethal. Early antituberculosis treatment and adjunctive treatment with glucocorticoids improve survival, but nearly one third of patients with the condition still die. We hypothesized that intensified antituberculosis treatment would enhance the killing of intracerebral Mycobacterium tuberculosis organisms and decrease the rate of death among patients. METHODS: We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults and HIV-uninfected adults with a clinical diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis who were admitted to one of two Vietnamese hospitals...
January 14, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Brian H Harcourt, Raydel D Anderson, Henry M Wu, Amanda C Cohn, Jessica R MacNeil, Thomas H Taylor, Xin Wang, Thomas A Clark, Nancy E Messonnier, Leonard W Mayer
Background.  Antimicrobial treatment and chemoprophylaxis of patients and their close contacts is critical to reduce the morbidity and mortality and prevent secondary cases of meningococcal disease. Through the 1990's, the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance to commonly used antimicrobials among Neisseria meningitidis was low in the United States. Susceptibility testing was performed to ascertain whether the proportions of isolates with reduced susceptibility to antimicrobials commonly used for N meningitidis have increased since 2004 in the United States...
September 2015: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Cédric Bretonnière, Mathieu Jozwiak, Christophe Girault, Pascal Beuret, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Nadia Anguel, Jocelyne Caillon, Gilles Potel, Daniel Villers, David Boutoille, Christophe Guitton
INTRODUCTION: Bacterial meningitis among critically ill adult patients remains associated with both high mortality and frequent, persistent disability. Vancomycin was added to treatment with a third-generation cephalosporin as recommended by French national guidelines. Because animal model studies had suggested interest in the use of rifampin for treatment of bacterial meningitis, and after the introduction of early corticosteroid therapy (in 2002), there was a trend toward increasing rifampin use for intensive care unit (ICU) patients...
August 26, 2015: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
R M Savic, R Ruslami, J E Hibma, A Hesseling, G Ramachandran, A R Ganiem, S Swaminathan, H McIlleron, A Gupta, K Thakur, R van Crevel, R Aarnoutse, K E Dooley
Pediatric tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is a highly morbid, often fatal disease. Standard treatment includes isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. Current rifampin dosing achieves low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations, and CSF penetration of ethambutol is poor. In adult trials, higher-dose rifampin and/or a fluoroquinolone reduced mortality and disability. To estimate optimal dosing of rifampin and levofloxacin for children, we compiled plasma and CSF pharmacokinetic (PK) and outcomes data from adult TBM trials plus plasma PK data from children...
December 2015: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Krishnendu Chatterjee, Chiung Wen Kuo, Ann Chen, Peilin Chen
BACKGROUND: Rifampicin or rifampin (R) is a common drug used to treat inactive meningitis, cholestatic pruritus and tuberculosis (TB), and it is generally prescribed for long-term administration under regulated dosages. Constant monitoring of rifampicin is important for controlling the side effects and preventing overdose caused by chronic medication. In this study, we present an easy to use, effective and less costly method for detecting residual rifampicin in urine samples using protein (bovine serum albumin, BSA)-stabilized gold nanoclusters (BSA-Au NCs) adsorbed on a paper substrate in which the concentration of rifampicin in urine can be detected via fluorescence quenching...
2015: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
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