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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202859/experience-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-in-patients-with-hematologic-diseases
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Yoshinori Hashimoto, Takanori Fukuta, Junko Maruyama, Hiromi Omura, Takayuki Tanaka
Objective Although use of the peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) has become increasingly common, there are few reports of PICCs used for patients with hematologic diseases. In this study, we analyzed the safety of PICC placement in patients with hematologic diseases where PICCs had been placed to perform blood collection, blood transfusion, drug administration, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Methods This study included 142 PICCs placed in 95 patients managed at our department from November 2013 to December 2015...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193209/secretion-of-biologically-active-pancreatitis-associated-protein-i-pap-by-genetically-modified-dairy-lactococcus-lactis-nz9000-in-the-prevention-of-intestinal-mucositis
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Rodrigo D Carvalho, Natalia Breyner, Zelia Menezes-Garcia, Nubia M Rodrigues, Luisa Lemos, Tatiane U Maioli, Danielle da Gloria Souza, Denise Carmona, Ana M C de Faria, Philippe Langella, Jean-Marc Chatel, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán, Henrique C P Figueiredo, Vasco Azevedo, Marcela S de Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Mucositis is one of the most relevant gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions in humans, generated by the use of chemotherapy drugs, such as 5-fluoracil (5-FU). 5-FU-induced mucositis affects 80% of patients undergoing oncological treatment causing mucosal gut dysfunctions and great discomfort. As current therapy drugs presents limitations in alleviating mucositis symptoms, alternative strategies are being pursued. Recent studies have shown that the antimicrobial pancreatitis-associated protein (PAP) has a protective role in intestinal inflammatory processes...
February 13, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185508/infusion-therapy
#3
Erin Dean
Essential facts Many patients admitted to hospital or receiving care in other settings, including their own homes, are recipients of one or more infusion therapies. Total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, parenteral antimicrobial therapy, pain relief and other infusion therapies are increasingly delivered in community settings. While the move away from hospital helps meet patients' lifestyles and clinical needs, it can have implications for patient care and safety.
February 10, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182734/how-to-use-a-chemotherapeutic-agent-when-resistance-to-it-threatens-the-patient
#4
Elsa Hansen, Robert J Woods, Andrew F Read
When resistance to anticancer or antimicrobial drugs evolves in a patient, highly effective chemotherapy can fail, threatening patient health and lifespan. Standard practice is to treat aggressively, effectively eliminating drug-sensitive target cells as quickly as possible. This prevents sensitive cells from acquiring resistance de novo but also eliminates populations that can competitively suppress resistant populations. Here we analyse that evolutionary trade-off and consider recent suggestions that treatment regimens aimed at containing rather than eliminating tumours or infections might more effectively delay the emergence of resistance...
February 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174097/synthetic-2-aryl-3-piperidin-1-yl-ethyl-thiazolidin-4-ones-exhibit-selective-in%C3%A2-vitro-antitumoral-activity-and-inhibit-cancer-cell-growth-in-a-preclinical-model-of-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Elita F da Silveira, Juliana H Azambuja, Taíse Rosa de Carvalho, Alice Kunzler, Daniel S da Silva, Fernanda C Teixeira, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Fátima T Beira, Rita de Cássia Sant Anna Alves, Roselia M Spanevello, Wilson Cunico, Francieli M Stefanello, Ana P Horn, Elizandra Braganhol
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the worst form of primary brain tumor, which has a high rate of infiltration and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy, resulting in poor prognosis for patients. Recent studies show that thiazolidinones have a wide range of pharmacological properties including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-tumor. Here, we investigate the effect antiglioma in vitro of a panel of sixteen synthetic 2-aryl-3-((piperidin-1-yl)ethyl)thiazolidin-4-ones where 13 of these decreased the viability of glioma cells 30-65% (100 μM) compared with controls...
February 4, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160269/infections-in-cancer-patients-with-solid-tumors-a-review
#6
REVIEW
Kenneth V I Rolston
Solid tumors are much more common than hematologic malignancies. Although severe and prolonged neutropenia is uncommon, several factors increase the risk of infection in patients with solid tumors, and the presence of multiple risk factors in the same patient is not uncommon. These include obstruction (most often caused by progression of the tumor), disruption of natural anatomic barriers such as the skin and mucosal surfaces, and treatment-related factors such as chemotherapy, radiation, diagnostic and/or therapeutic surgical procedures, and the increasing use of medical devices such as various catheters, stents, and prostheses...
February 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151090/monitoring-the-decrease-in-susceptibility-to-ribosomal-rnas-targeting-antimicrobials-and-its-molecular-basis-in-clinical-mycoplasma-bovis-isolates-over-time
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Dima Khalil, Claire A M Becker, Florence Tardy
Mycoplasma bovis is considered an emerging threat to bovine production in industrialized countries. Its control depends on good husbandry and efficient chemotherapy practices. In France, clinical isolates collected after 2009 showed a drastic loss of susceptibility to most antimicrobials when compared with isolates collected in 1978-1979. The aim of the present study was to analyze the molecular mechanisms underlying the shift toward resistance to macrolides and tetracyclines and to assess whether the clinical origin of the isolates or their molecular subtypes could have influenced their pattern of evolution...
February 2, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132623/infusion-therapy
#8
Erin Dean
Essential facts [Figure: see text] Many patients admitted to hospital or receiving care in other settings, including their own homes, are recipients of one or more infusion therapies. Total parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, parenteral antimicrobial therapy, pain relief and other infusion therapies are increasingly delivered in community settings. While the move away from hospital helps meet patients' lifestyles and clinical needs, it can have implications for patient care and safety.
January 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128927/ru-ii-complex-based-dna-photocleaver-having-intense-absorption-in-the-phototherapeutic-window
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Yangyang Zhang, Qianxiong Zhou, Na Tian, Chao Li, Xuesong Wang
Ru(II)-complex-based DNA photocleavers have been extensively studied for their potential application in photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT). However, their MLCT absorption maxima are generally shorter than 600 nm, limiting PDT/PACT application severely. In this work, by incorporating a 5-chloro-8-oxyquinolate-based noninnocent ligand into a merocyanine scaffold Cl-7-IVQ, we obtained a new Ru complex of this ligand, [Ru(bpy)2(Cl-7-IVQ)](2+), which has intense absorption in the window 600-700 nm and enables an efficient (•)OH-mediated DNA photocleavage...
January 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124956/-investigation-of-the-frequency-and-distribution-of-beta-lactamase-genes-in-the-clinical-isolates-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-collected-from-different-regions-of-turkey-a-multicenter-study
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Fatih Şaban Beriş, Emine Esra Budak, Duygu Gülek, Aytül Uzun, Zeynep Çizmeci, Fırat Zafer Mengeloğlu, Şahin Direkel, Yeliz Çetinkol, Yasemin Ay Altıntop, Meryem Iraz, Tuba Dal, Safiye Umut Say Coşkun, Pervin Özlem Balcı, Tuba Kayman, Ahmet Çalışkan, Yelda Yazıcı, İsmail Tosun, Ayşe Ertürk, Ayşegül Çopur Çiçek
The diversity and distribution of TEM, SHV and CTX-M type of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are important for the treatment and control of infections. Determination of ESBL genes in clinical isolates by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing can obtain useful data for their molecular epidemiology and risk. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of beta-lactamase genes in Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated from different regions of Turkey. A total of 519 A.baumannii strains collected from hospitals located at 12 different provinces of Turkey (Bolu (n= 67), Tokat (n= 47), Trabzon (n= 25), Ordu (n= 27), Diyarbakır (n= 47), Niğde (n=31), Kayseri (n= 36), Ankara (n= 41), Kirikkale (n= 26), Kahramanmaraş (n= 25), Mersin (n= 40), Istanbul (n= 107)] between 2011-2012 period were included in the study...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121497/effect-of-photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-on-mono-and-multi-species-cariogenic-biofilms-a-literature-review
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Maria Tayara Marques de Freitas, Talyta Teixeira Soares, Maria Gerusa Brito Aragão, Ramille Araújo Lima, Simone Duarte, Iriana Carla Junqueira Zanin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this literature review is to study the effect of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) on mono and multi-species cariogenic biofilms. METHODS: To this purpose, the database, PubMed, was searched using the descriptors, photodynamic therapy, antimicrobial photodynamic chemotherapy, and photoinactivation, associated with the mandatory presence of the word biofilm. A total of 98 references published from 2003 to 2016 were selected. Moreover, literature reviews (15), investigations that did not have biofilms related to dental caries (65), and those that did not have Streptococcus mutans count as an outcome (7) were excluded, yielding a final amount of 11 publications...
January 24, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115501/towards-better-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-impact-of-the-journal-of-antimicrobial-chemotherapy
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Mandy Wootton, Alasdair P MacGowan, Robin A Howe
Susceptibility testing of bacteria is one of the most important tests performed in a clinical microbiology laboratory. Improvements in laboratory techniques, especially the move towards standardized susceptibility testing, has provided better consistency and accuracy of testing. When used in conjunction with the most recently developed interpretative criteria, the result is better prediction of the outcome of antimicrobial therapy for infected patients. Throughout the last four decades this Journal has published numerous articles evidencing improvements and new techniques, a valuable source of information for microbiology laboratories...
February 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077047/extended-infusion-compared-to-standard-infusion-cefepime-as-empiric-treatment-of-febrile-neutropenia
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Rebekah H Wrenn, David Cluck, LeAnne Kennedy, Christopher Ohl, John C Williamson
Background Extended infusion (EI) dosing provides a longer time above the minimum inhibitory concentration, which is important for the clinical success of β-lactam antibiotics, especially for patients with impaired immunity. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and clinical impact of administering cefepime by EI as treatment of febrile neutropenia. Methods This was a prospective, randomized, comparative pilot study. All patients received cefepime 2 g IV every 8 h, with the first dose administered using a 30-min infusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075196/typhlitis-neutropenic-enterocolitis-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-a-review
#14
Rodrigo Portugal, Marcio Nucci
Typhlitis is an abdominal complication of cancer chemotherapy, affecting mostly patients receiving intensive chemotherapeutic regimens with high potential to induce mucosal damage, such as patients with acute leukemia. Despite being relatively frequent, there are no randomized trials or high-quality cohort studies addressing important aspects of the diagnosis and management of the disease. Areas covered: In this review we discuss the gaps in the literature, acknowledging that the evidences for recommendations regarding the management of typhlitis are mostly expert opinion...
February 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062425/first-reported-case-of-disseminated-nocardia-kroppenstedtii-sp-nov-infection-presenting-with-brain-abscess-and-endocarditis-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-with-mantle-cell-lymphoma-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#15
Aneela Majeed, Hafez Mohammad Ammar Abdullah, Waqas Ullah, Mayar Al Mohajer
A 72-year-old man with a history of blastoid variant stage IV relapsed refractory mantle cell lymphoma presented with new central nervous system (CNS) symptoms. Brain imaging was positive for rim-enhancing lesions along with a mitral valve mass on the echocardiogram. It was a challenge to establish the exact aetiology of these lesions in this patient. He was empirically treated with chemotherapy on the presumption that the brain lesions were secondary to progressive malignancy. However, brain biopsy was negative for malignancy and blood cultures were found positive for Nocardia kroppenstedtii sp nov...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057163/ceftazidime-avibactam-who-says-you-can-t-teach-an-old-drug-new-tricks
#16
Katie E Barber, Jessica K Ortwine, Ronda L Akins
PURPOSE: Gram-negative resistance continues to rise with treatment options becoming more limited. Ceftazidime/avibactam was recently approved in the United States and Europe, which combines an established third-generation cephalosporin with a new, unique, non-β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor. This review conducts a thorough examination of structure, pharmacology, spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, in vitro and clinical efficacy and safety/tolerability of ceftazidime/avibactam, as well as detailed future directions for the agent...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050493/anti-microbial-efficacy-of-soursop-leaf-extract-annona-muricata-on-oral-pathogens-an-in-vitro-study
#17
Bh Mithun Pai, Gururagavendra Rajesh, Ramya Shenoy, Ashwini Rao
INTRODUCTION: Annona muricata also called as Soursop is a, flowering evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America and parts of India. The miracle tree as it is widely known as a natural cancer killer that is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. Based on these miraculous claims, the leaves of these plants were used as an extract at varying concentrations as an antibacterial agent against oral pathogens. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess antimicrobial efficacy of Soursop leaf extarct (Annona muricata) on Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus mitis, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia and Candida albicans using disc diffusion method...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006650/rise-of-multidrug-resistant-non-vaccine-serotype-15a-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-the-united-kingdom-2001-to-2014
#18
Carmen Sheppard, Norman K Fry, Shazad Mushtaq, Neil Woodford, Rosy Reynolds, Regina Janes, Rachel Pike, Robert Hill, Maimuna Kimuli, Peter Staves, Michel Doumith, Timothy Harrison, David M Livermore
Conjugate vaccines have reduced pneumococcal disease in vaccinated children and unvaccinated adults, but non-vaccine serotypes are of concern, particularly if antibiotic resistant. We reviewed Streptococcus pneumoniae collected via: (i) the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) surveillances from 2001-2014; (ii) Public Health England's (PHE) invasive isolate surveillance from 2005-2014 and (iii) referral to PHE for resistance investigation from 2005-2014. Serotype 15A increased in all series, with many representatives showing triple resistance to macrolides, tetracyclines and penicillin...
December 15, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993650/glucose-modulates-antimicrobial-photodynamic-inactivation-of-candida-albicans-in-biofilms
#19
Luis Cláudio Suzuki, Ilka Tiemy Kato, Renato Araujo Prates, Caetano Padial Sabino, Tania Mateus Yoshimura, Tamires Oliveira Silva, Martha Simões Ribeiro
Candida albicans biofilm is a main cause of infections associated with medical devices such as catheters, contact lens and artificial joint prosthesis. The current treatment comprises antifungal chemotherapy that presents low success rates. Photodynamic inactivation (PDI) involves the combination of a photosensitizing compound (PS) and light to generate oxidative stress that has demonstrated effective antimicrobial activity against a broad-spectrum of pathogens, including C. albicans. This fungus senses glucose inducing an upregulation of membrane transporters that can facilitate PS uptake into the cell...
December 16, 2016: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986722/detection-of-eskape-bacterial-pathogens-at-the-point-of-care-using-isothermal-dna-based-assays-in-a-portable-degas-actuated-microfluidic-diagnostic-assay-platform
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Lars D Renner, Jindong Zan, Linda I Hu, Manuel Martinez, Pedro J Resto, Adam C Siegel, Clint Torres, Sara B Hall, Tom R Slezak, Tuan H Nguyen, Douglas B Weibel
: An estimated 1.5 billion microbial infections occur globally each year and result in ∼4.6 million deaths. A technology gap associated with commercially available diagnostic tests in remote and underdeveloped regions prevents timely pathogen identification for effective antibiotic chemotherapies for infected patients. The result is a trial-and-error approach that is limited in effectiveness, increases risk for patients while contributing to antimicrobial drug resistance, and reduces the lifetime of antibiotics...
February 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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