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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533857/antibiogram-profile-of-uropathogens-isolated-at-bahir-dar-regional-health-research-laboratory-centre-northwest-ethiopia
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Awoke Derbie, Derese Hailu, Daniel Mekonnen, Bayeh Abera, Gashaw Yitayew
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance among bacteria that cause urinary tract infection (UTI) has been increasing since the introduction of chemotherapy. This study was aimed to assess the types of isolates from patients with UTI and to determine their current antimicrobial susceptibility profile. METHODS: A record based retrospective analysis of bacterial uropathogens processed in the period of January 2012 to December 2014 at Bahir Dar Health Research Laboratory Center (BRHRLC) was determined...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529814/ex-vivo-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-interpolymeric-blend-nanoenabled-gastroretentive-levodopa-delivery-systems
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Ndidi C Ngwuluka, Yahya E Choonara, Girish Modi, Lisa C du Toit, Pradeep Kumar, Leith Meyer, Tracy Snyman, Viness Pillay
One approach for delivery of narrow absorption window drugs is to formulate gastroretentive drug delivery systems. This study was undertaken to provide insight into in vivo performances of two gastroretentive systems (PXLNET and IPB matrices) in comparison to Madopar® HBS capsules. The pig model was used to assess gastric residence time and pharmacokinetic parameters using blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and urine samples. Histopathology and cytotoxicity testing were also undertaken. The pharmacokinetic parameters indicated that levodopa was liberated from the drug delivery systems, absorbed, widely distributed, metabolized, and excreted...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527855/initiation-of-extended-release-naltrexone-xr-ntx-for-opioid-use-disorder-prior-to-release-from-prison
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Peter D Friedmann, Donna Wilson, Randall Hoskinson, Michael Poshkus, Jennifer G Clarke
BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorder is common in prison populations, and prison release is a high-risk time for relapse and overdose. Initiation of extended release injectable naltrexone (XR-NTX)) prior to prison release might decrease relapse among opioid-dependent persons. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study examined the feasibility and acceptability of XR-NTX injection prior to prison release among adult inmates with opioid use disorder, followed by six months of community XR-NTX treatment...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523017/antibiotic-susceptibility-in-commonly-isolated-pathogens-from-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-cohort-of-subjects-from-low-socioeconomic-strata
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Saera Suhail Kidwai, Ayesha Nageen, Samina Ghaznavi, Farhat Bashir, Jamal Ara
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Urinary tract infection is one of the commonest infections seen in clinical practice. Lack of compliance and unjustified antibiotic prescriptions has resulted in bacterial resistance and is proving as a major challenge in the management of these infections. Our aim was to identify the sensitivity pattern of commonly used antibiotics against urinary tract infections so as to suggest an improvised line of action against bacteria causing urinary tract infections'...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509533/a-low-cost-label-free-biosensing-bimetallic-cellulose-strip-with-silar-synthesized-silver-core-gold-shell-nanoparticle-structures
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Wansun Kim, Jae-Chul Lee, Gi-Ja Lee, Hun-Kuk Park, Anbok Lee, Samjin Choi
We introduce a label-free biosensing cellulose strip sensor with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-encoded bimetallic core@shell nanoparticles. Bimetallic nanoparticles consisting of a synthesis of core Ag nanoparticles (AgNP) and a synthesis of shell gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) were fabricated on a cellulose substrate by two-stage successive ionic layer absorption and reaction (SILAR) techniques. The bimetallic nanoparticle-enhanced localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) effects were theoretically verified by computational calculations with finite element models of optimized bimetallic nanoparticles interacting with an incident laser source...
May 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504628/-the-current-global-tuberculosis-state
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Christian Wejse, Troels Lillebæk, Ole Kirk, Pernille Ravn, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Åse Bengård Andersen
Despite an increase in the total number of tuberculosis (TB) patients globally, positive trends in reduction of prevalence and mortality are observed. However, high numbers of drug-resistant cases are threatening this trend. Multidrug-resistant and extensively resistant cases constitute an increasing challenge in many parts of the world also within the European region - especially in former Sovjet Republic nations. Point-of-care test systems potentially replacing microscopy and urine antigen detection systems are currently launched in many TB-high endemic countries improving TB detection rates...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503496/prevalence-of-acquired-carbapenemase-genes-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-by-multiplex-pcr-in-isfahan
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Farzin Khorvash, Mohammed Reza Yazdani, Ali Asghar Soudi, Shiva Shabani, Nirvana Tavahen
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has been considered as a serious global threat. This study was done to investigate carbapenemase producing genomes among K. pneumoniae isolates in Isfahan, Central Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study from 2011 to 2012, 29 carbapenem resistant (according to disc diffusion method) carbapenemase producing (according to modified Hodge test) K. pneumoniae strains were collected from Intensive Care Unit (ICUs) of Al-Zahra referral Hospital...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497048/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-in-women-with-positive-urine-culture-does-menopausal-status-make-a-significant-difference
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Pawel Miotla, Katarzyna Romanek-Piva, Michal Bogusiewicz, Ewa Markut-Miotla, Aneta Adamiak, Andrzej Wróbel, Małgorzata Zebrowska, Sara Wawrysiuk, Katarzyna Mendyk, Ewa Rechberger, Agata Jakubczak, Tomasz Rechberger
Aim. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is considered one of the most common bacterial infections in women. The aim of this study was to investigate the types of uropathogens present, as well as the degree of antimicrobial drug resistance seen among premenopausal (n = 2748) and postmenopausal (n = 1705) women with uncomplicated UTI. Methods. Urinary samples (n = 4453) collected from women with UTI were analyzed in terms of uropathogens present. These were considered as positive if bacterial growth was ≥10(5) colony forming units (CFUs)/mL...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495417/false-positive-ketamine-urine-immunoassay-screen-result-induced-by-quetiapine-a-case-report
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Chun-Hao Liu, Hsin-Yao Wang, Shin-Heng Shen, Yu-Wen Chiu
Ketamine immunoassay urine drug screen (UDS) is commonly used in Taiwan. However, there was limited report about possible drug which may cause false positive results in ketamine screen test. We report two cases who used quetiapine showed positive in ketamine urine immunoassay screen initially, and found to be false positive in confirmation test. Clinicians should be aware of the false positive result of ketamine UDS caused by currently used medication.
May 8, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493932/safety-and-tolerability-of-high-dose-ulinastatin-after-2-hour-intravenous-infusion-in-adult-healthy-chinese-volunteers-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-ascending-dose-study
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Qian Chen, Chaoying Hu, Ye Liu, Yun Liu, Wei Wang, Hongchao Zheng, Lianchen Rong, Jingying Jia, Shixuan Sun, Chen Yu, Yan Mei Liu
Ulinastatin, is a broad-spectrum protease inhibitor purified from human urine, inhibits endogenous proteases such as trypsin, α-chymotrypsin, hyaluronidase, and plasmin. It is widely being used at increasingly higher doses for the treatment of acute or chronic pancreatitis, severe infection, and acute organ failure. We aimed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of high-dose ulinastatin in healthy volunteers in our single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-dose escalation study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493314/use-of-lc-hrms-in-full-scan-xic-mode-for-multi-analyte-urine-drug-testing-a-step-towards-a-black-box-solution
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Niclas Nikolai Stephanson, Patrick Signell, Anders Helander, Olof Beck
The influx of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has created a need for improved methods for drug testing in toxicology laboratories. The aim of this work was to design, validate and apply a multi-analyte liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS) method for screening of 148 target analytes belonging to the NPS class, plant alkaloids and new psychoactive therapeutic drugs. The analytical method used a five-fold dilution of urine with 9 deuterated internal standards and injection of 2 μL...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488055/-choosing-wisely-recommendations-in-nephrology
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J Galle, J Floege
The German Society of Internal Medicine ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin", DGIM) founded the Choosing wisely initiative in order to address diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are frequently inappropriately applied, whether this be in terms of over-, under-, or misuse of health services. The German Society of Nephrology ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nephrologie," DGfN) strongly supports the initiative and has contributed five positive and five negative recommendations. These ten recommendations are discussed in the current publication...
May 9, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484503/quantitative-evaluation-of-chinese-herb-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-sialorrhea-and-frequent-nighttime-urination-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Chuanhe Sun, Dandan Wang, Wenfei Jiang, Weilong Liao, Penglin Gao, Weidong Pan, Te Liu
Aims. To evaluate the efficacy of Lian-Se formula (LSF), one Chinese herb formulation for treating sialorrhea and frequent overnight urination in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods. 96 PD patients suffering from sialorrhea and/or frequent nighttime urination were divided into two groups: an LSF group (n = 48) treated with LSF for 6 weeks and a placebo group (n = 48) treated with a placebo formula whose appearance and taste were the same as LSF for 6 weeks. All patients were treated by standard antiparkinsonism medicine according to the PD guideline of China...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479906/factors-associated-with-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-among-adults-attending-assessment-centre-mulago-hospital-uganda
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Deus Kabugo, Samuel Kizito, Dave Dhara Ashok, Kiwanuka Alexander Graham, Ronald Nabimba, Sandra Namunana, M Richard Kabaka, Beatrice Achan, Florence C Najjuka
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are a common medical problem affecting the general population and thus commonly encountered in medical practice, with the global burden of UTIs at about 150 million people. Because uropathogens largely originate from colonic flora, they are easy to predict, and this is the rationale for empirical treatment in Community Acquired-UTI (CA-UTIs). With the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria among adults with CA-UTI in Uganda, it is no longer adequate to manage CA-UTIs on empiric regimen without revising the susceptibility patterns of common CA-UTI causative agents...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476278/reliability-and-validity-of-the-treatment-outcome-profile-among-patients-attending-methadone-maintenance-treatment-programs-in-kunming-china
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Mei Wang, Jiucheng Shen, Xianling Liu, Yuan Deng, Jiahua Li, Emily Finch, Kim Wolff
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Substance misuse has been a major health and social issue worldwide and has become an important public health issue in China over the past two decades. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been proved worldwide by large bodies of research to be one of the most effective practices for illicit drug users. The Treatment Outcome Profile (TOP) was developed in 2007 by the UK National Treatment Agency (NTA). It has been proved to be a reliable instrument for outcome measure...
June 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474961/urine-peptidomic-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-patients-with-systematic-lupus-erythematosus
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M Pejchinovski, J Siwy, W Mullen, H Mischak, M A Petri, L C Burkly, R Wei
Background Systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized with various complications which can cause serious organ damage in the human body. Despite the significant improvements in disease management of SLE patients, the non-invasive diagnosis is entirely missing. In this study, we used urinary peptidomic biomarkers for early diagnosis of disease onset to improve patient risk stratification, vital for effective drug treatment. Methods Urine samples from patients with SLE, lupus nephritis (LN) and healthy controls (HCs) were analyzed using capillary electrophoresis coupled to mass spectrometry (CE-MS) for state-of-the-art biomarker discovery...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470147/assessment-of-urinary-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-orbifloxacin-in-healthy-dogs-with-ex-vivo-modelling
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Takae Shimizu, Kazuki Harada, Saki Manabe, Taku Tsukamoto, Norihiko Ito, Yoshiaki Hikasa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the urinary pharmacokinetics (PK) of orbifloxacin (OBFX) administered at 5 mg kg-1 in six healthy dogs. A further aim was to use an ex vivo model to evaluate the urinary PK and pharmacodynamics (PD) of OBFX to determine its urinary bactericidal titre (UBT), which represents the maximal dilution of urine allowing bactericidal activity. METHODOLOGY: Fourteen urinary tract infection (UTI) pathogenic strains of five bacterial species (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis and Staphylococcuspseudintermedius) were used...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469304/fosfomycin-susceptibility-among-multidrug-resistant-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-carbapenem-resistant-uropathogens
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Sayantan Banerjee, Mallika Sengupta, Tanoy Kumer Sarker
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infectious diseases. With the emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR), therapeutic options for treatment of UTIs are becoming limited. Fosfomycin has emerged as a novel oral therapeutic option with bactericidal activity against the MDR uropathogens. We evaluated the susceptibility pattern of uropathogens to this antibiotic. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted for 6 months in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India to evaluate whether the common uropathogens were susceptible to fosfomycin...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464580/-analysis-of-the-spectrum-and-resistance-of-pathogen-causing-sepsis-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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H X Ma, L He, S W Cai, X L Xin, H D Shi, L Zhou, X J Shi
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of spectrum and drug resistance of pathogens causing sepsis in patients with severe acute pancreatitis(SAP). Methods: The clinical data of 63 SAP patients with sepsis admitted in Department of Hepatobiliary, People's Liberation Army General Hospital from January 2014 to December 2015 were retrospectively studied. There were 47 males and 16 females, aged from 22 to 73 years, with an average age of (52±11)years. Samples were collected mainly from: (1)pancreatic and peripancreatic necrosis and abdominal drainage; (2)bile; (3) blood or deep venous catheter; (4) sputum and tracheal catheter and thoracic drainage; (5) urine...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462748/a-naturalistic-longitudinal-study-of-the-order-of-service-provision-with-respect-to-cocaine-use-and-outcomes-in-an-urban-homeless-sample
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E R Ayvaci, O Obiri, D Pollio, C S North
AIMS: Little is known about outcomes of drug abuse related to attainment of stable housing. This study examined outcomes of cocaine use and service provision in an urban homeless sample. METHODS: Two-year longitudinal study of systematically selected homeless individuals (N = 255) in St. Louis, Missouri from 1999 to 2001. The sample was interviewed three times annually using a structured diagnostic interview. Urine drug testing was conducted at every interview, and service utilisation data were obtained from the structured interviews and the agency-provided service use data...
May 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
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