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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632416/survival-of-escherichia-coli-on-lettuce-under-field-conditions-encountered-in-the-northeastern-united-states
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Daniel L Weller, Jasna Kovac, Sherry Roof, David J Kent, Jeffrey I Tokman, Barbara Kowalcyk, David Oryang, Renata Ivanek, Anna Aceituno, Christopher Sroka, Martin Wiedmann
Although wildlife intrusion and untreated manure have been associated with microbial contamination of produce, relatively few studies have examined the survival of Escherichia coli on produce under field conditions following contamination (e.g., via splash from wildlife feces). This experimental study was performed to estimate the die-off rate of E. coli on preharvest lettuce following contamination with a fecal slurry. During August 2015, field-grown lettuce was inoculated via pipette with a fecal slurry that was spiked with a three-strain cocktail of rifampin-resistant nonpathogenic E...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629333/efficacy-of-ultra-short-course-chemotherapy-for-new-smear-positive-drug-susceptible-pulmonary-tuberculosis-study-protocol-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Mengqiu Gao, Jingtao Gao, Jian Du, Yuhong Liu, Yao Zhang, Liping Ma, Fengling Mi, Liang Li, Shenjie Tang
BACKGROUND: Shortening the standard 6-month treatment for drug-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis (DS-PTB) would be a major improvement for TB case management and disease control. METHODS: We are conducting a randomized, open-label, controlled, non-inferiority trial involving patients with smear-positive, newly diagnosed DS-PTB cases nationwide to assess the efficacy and safety of two 4.5- month regimens in comparison to the standard 6-month WHO recommended regimen...
June 19, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626538/septic-thrombophlebitis-with-persistent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-de-novo-resistance-to-vancomycin-and-daptomycin
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Yael Koton, Zafrir Or, Naiel Bisharat
Persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia is associated with significant risk of mortality, especially when it occurs while on appropriate antimicrobial therapy. We herein describe an unusual case of a patient with prosthetic aortic tissue valve, who suffered from central venous catheter related MRSA bacteremia with septic thrombus formation in the superior vena cava. MRSA bacteremia persisted despite removal of the catheter and appropriate antimicrobial therapy including vancomycin, rifampin, and daptomycin...
May 31, 2017: Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622735/rifampin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-a-patient-on-chronic-rifaximin
#4
Paul O Lewis, Imran Khan, Paras Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622619/simultaneous-quantification-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-3-sulfate-and-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-3-glucuronide-in-human-serum-and-plasma-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-daptad-derivatization
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Chunying Gao, Mackenzie C Bergagnini-Kolev, Michael Z Liao, Zhican Wang, Timothy Wong, Justina C Calamia, Yvonne S Lin, Qingcheng Mao, Kenneth E Thummel
25-hydroxyvitamin D3-3-sulfate (25-OHD3-S) and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3-3-glucuronide (25-OHD3-G) are major conjugative metabolites of vitamin D3 found in the systemic circulation and potentially important reservoirs for 25-hydroxyvitamin D3. Simultaneous and accurate quantification of these metabolites could advance assessment of the impact of vitamin D3 on health and disease. In this study, a highly sensitive and accurate liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed and validated for simultaneous quantification of 25-OHD3-S and 25-OHD3-G in human serum or plasma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622509/antibacterial-nucleoside-analog-inhibitor-of-bacterial-rna-polymerase
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Sonia I Maffioli, Yu Zhang, David Degen, Thomas Carzaniga, Giancarlo Del Gatto, Stefania Serina, Paolo Monciardini, Carlo Mazzetti, Paola Guglierame, Gianpaolo Candiani, Alina Iulia Chiriac, Giuseppe Facchetti, Petra Kaltofen, Hans-Georg Sahl, Gianni Dehò, Stefano Donadio, Richard H Ebright
Drug-resistant bacterial pathogens pose an urgent public-health crisis. Here, we report the discovery, from microbial-extract screening, of a nucleoside-analog inhibitor that inhibits bacterial RNA polymerase (RNAP) and exhibits antibacterial activity against drug-resistant bacterial pathogens: pseudouridimycin (PUM). PUM is a natural product comprising a formamidinylated, N-hydroxylated Gly-Gln dipeptide conjugated to 6'-amino-pseudouridine. PUM potently and selectively inhibits bacterial RNAP in vitro, inhibits bacterial growth in culture, and clears infection in a mouse model of Streptococcus pyogenes peritonitis...
June 15, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621668/blocking-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioblastoma-with-a-sextet-of-repurposed-drugs-the-eis-regimen
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Richard E Kast, Nicolas Skuli, Georg Karpel-Massler, Guido Frosina, Timothy Ryken, Marc-Eric Halatsch
This paper outlines a treatment protocol to run alongside of standard current treatment of glioblastoma- resection, temozolomide and radiation. The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) inhibiting sextet, EIS Regimen, uses the ancillary attributes of six older medicines to impede EMT during glioblastoma. EMT is an actively motile, therapy-resisting, low proliferation, transient state that is an integral feature of cancers' lethality generally and of glioblastoma specifically. It is believed to be during the EMT state that glioblastoma's centrifugal migration occurs...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620316/incidence-and-antimicrobial-sensitivity-profiles-of-normal-conjunctiva-bacterial-flora-in-the-central-area-of-china-a-hospital-based-study
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Hua Tao, Juan Wang, Lei Li, Hui-Zhi Zhang, Meng-Ping Chen, Le Li
Objective: To study the distribution and patterns of resistance to antimicrobial agents of normal conjunctival bacteria. Materials and Methods: Conjunctival specimens were collected from 8,224 patients and then cultured, which underwent antimicrobial susceptibility test following standard methods. Patients with infectious symptoms such as erythema or oedema and those using systemic or topical antibiotics within 1 month were excluded. Results: In this study, the incidence of isolated bacteria was 24.2%. The middle aged group of 41-65 years presented the lowest rate of bacterial isolation which was 19...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614668/cryptic-micro-heteroresistance-explains-m-tuberculosis-phenotypic-resistance
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John Z Metcalfe, Elizabeth Streicher, Grant Theron, Rebecca E Colman, Christopher Allender, Darrin Lemmer, Rob Warren, David M Engelthaler
BACKGROUND: Minority resistant M. tuberculosis subpopulations can be associated with phenotypic resistance, but are poorly detected by Sanger sequencing or commercial molecular diagnostic assays. The role of targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) in resolving these minor variant subpopulations is unclear. METHODS: We utilized Single Molecule-Overlapping Reads (SMOR), a targeted NGS approach that dramatically reduces sequencing error, to analyze primary cultured isolates phenotypically resistant to rifampin, fluoroquinolones, or aminoglycosides, but for which Sanger sequencing found no resistance-associated variants (RAVs) within respective resistance determining regions (RDRs) (Study Group)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602211/high-dose-daptomycin-together-with-rifampin-as-salvage-therapy-for-prosthetic-joint-infections
#10
Sabina Herrera, Luisa Sorlí, Juan Pablo Horcajada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601524/rifampin-stability-and-solution-concentration-enhancement-through-amorphous-solid-dispersion-in-cellulose-%C3%AF-carboxyalkanoate-matrices
#11
Hale Çiğdem Arca, Laura I Mosquera-Giraldo, Junia M Pereira, Nammalwar Sriranganathan, Lynne S Taylor, Kevin J Edgar
Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease; approximately 2 billion people are currently latently infected with the causative agent Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Approximately 8 million new active cases and 2 million deaths due to TB are recorded annually(1). Rifampin (Rif) is a vital first line TB treatment drug. Its effectiveness is hampered by the high dose required (600 mg 1x/day) and by its moderate, variable bioavailability. These issues can be explained by Rif instability at gastric pH, limited solubility at neutral pH, polymorphism, and stimulation of its own metabolism...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597911/digitizing-medicines-for-remote-capture-of-oral-medication-adherence-using-co-encapsulation
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Sara H Browne, Charles Peloquin, Frank Santillo, Richard Haubrich, Leticia Muttera, Kathleen Moser, George Savage, Constance Benson, Terrence Blaschke
High-resolution measurement of medication adherence is essential to personalized drug therapy . An FDA-cleared device, using an edible ingestion sensor (IS), external wearable patch and paired mobile device, can detect and record ingestion events. Oral medications must be combined with an IS to generate precise 'digitized-medication' ingestion records. We developed a GMP-protocol to repackage oral medications with the IS within certified Capsugel® capsules, termed co-encapsulation (CoE). A randomized bioequivalence study of CoE-IS-Rifamate (Isoniazid/Rifampin 150/300mg) versus native-Rifamate was conducted in 12 patients with active Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB) and demonstrated bioequivalence using the population method ratio test (95% CI)...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589238/repeat-rifaximin-for-irritable-bowel-syndrome-no-clinically-significant-changes-in-stool-microbial-antibiotic-sensitivity
#13
M Pimentel, B D Cash, A Lembo, R A Wolf, R J Israel, P Schoenfeld
BACKGROUND: Rifaximin has demonstrated efficacy and safety for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D). AIM: To determine the rifaximin repeat treatment effect on fecal bacterial antibiotic susceptibility. METHODS: Patients with IBS in Trial 3 (TARGET 3) study who responded to open-label rifaximin 550 mg three times daily for 2 weeks, with symptom recurrence within 18 weeks, were randomized to double-blind treatment: two 2-week repeat courses of rifaximin or placebo, separated by 10 weeks...
June 6, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583381/synergistic-activities-of-meropenem-double-and-triple-combinations-against-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Marlene Fredborg, Teis E Sondergaard, Mikala Wang
The increasing emergence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae poses a considerable threat to global health as only limited treatment options are available and has therefore led to efforts to discover antibiotic combination regimens effective. The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro synergistic activity of 10 meropenem double and triple combinations against the 5 most frequently encountered carbapenemases-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Broth microdilution assays showed that the meropenem and ertapenem combination was the most efficient regimen of the double combinations tested (>5-log2 fold decrease)...
May 3, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582669/qsar-driven-design-synthesis-and-discovery-of-potent-chalcone-derivatives-with-antitubercular-activity
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Marcelo N Gomes, Rodolpho C Braga, Edyta M Grzelak, Bruno J Neves, Eugene Muratov, Rui Ma, Larry L Klein, Sanghyun Cho, Guilherme R Oliveira, Scott G Franzblau, Carolina Horta Andrade
New anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) drugs are urgently needed to battle drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains and to shorten the current 6-12-month treatment regimen. In this work, we have continued the efforts to develop chalcone-based anti-TB compounds by using an in silico design and QSAR-driven approach. Initially, we developed SAR rules and binary QSAR models using literature data for targeted design of new heteroaryl chalcone compounds with anti-TB activity. Using these models, we prioritized 33 compounds for synthesis and biological evaluation...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579821/opioid-analgesics-related-pharmacokinetic-drug-interactions-from-the-perspectives-of-evidence-based-on-randomized-controlled-trials-and-clinical-risk-management
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Xiu-Qin Feng, Ling-Ling Zhu, Quan Zhou
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity results in complex polypharmacy which may bear a risk of drug interactions. A better understanding of opioid analgesics combination therapy used for pain management could help warrant medication safety, efficacy, and economic relevance. Until now there has been no review summarizing the opioid analgesics-related pharmacokinetic drug interactions from the perspective of evidence based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHOD: A literature search was performed using PubMed, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Library, using a PRISMA flowchart...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576766/comparative-evaluation-of-plasma-bile-acids-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-hexadecanedioate-and-tetradecanedioate-with-coproporphyrins-i-and-iii-as-markers-of-oatp-inhibition-in-healthy-subjects
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Hong Shen, Weiqi Chen, Dieter M Drexler, Sandhya Mandlekar, Vinay K Holenarsipur, Eric E Shields, Robert Langish, Kurex Sidik, Jinping Gan, W Griffith Humphreys, Punit Marathe, Yurong Lai
Multiple endogenous compounds have been proposed as candidate biomarkers to monitor organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) function in preclinical species or humans. Recently we have demonstrated that coproporphyrins (CPs) I and III are appropriate clinical markers to evaluate OATP inhibition and recapitulate clinical drug-drug interactions (DDIs). In the present studies, we investigated bile acids (BAs), dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), hexadecanedioate (HDA), and tetradecanedioate (TDA) in plasma as endogenous probes for OATP inhibition and compared these candidate probes to CPs...
June 2, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575098/mir-148a-mediated-estrogen-induced-cholestasis-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-role-of-pxr-mrp3
#18
Zhou-Zhou Rao, Xiao-Wen Zhang, Yi-Ling Ding, Meng-Yuan Yang
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is an idiopathic liver disease while the biochemical characteristic is the elevated level of total bile acid (TBA). The present study investigated whether miR-148a mediates the induced effect of estrogen on the development of ICP and the proper mechanism: PXR/MRP3 signal pathway. mRNA expression was detected by qPCR, protein expression was detected by western blotting, the concentration of estrogen and TBA were detected by reagent kit respectively. In the cinical research, it was found that miR-148a expression was positive related with the concentration of TBA in the serum of ICP patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570560/qpcr-high-resolution-melt-analysis-for-drug-susceptibility-testing-of-mycobacterium-leprae-directly-from-clinical-specimens-of-leprosy-patients
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Sergio Araujo, Luiz Ricardo Goulart, Richard W Truman, Isabela Maria B Goulart, Varalakshmi Vissa, Wei Li, Masanori Matsuoka, Philip Suffys, Amanda B Fontes, Patricia S Rosa, David M Scollard, Diana L Williams
BACKGROUND: Real-Time PCR-High Resolution Melting (qPCR-HRM) analysis has been recently described for rapid drug susceptibility testing (DST) of Mycobacterium leprae. The purpose of the current study was to further evaluate the validity, reliability, and accuracy of this assay for M. leprae DST in clinical specimens. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The specificity and sensitivity for determining the presence and susceptibility of M. leprae to dapsone based on the folP1 drug resistance determining region (DRDR), rifampin (rpoB DRDR) and ofloxacin (gyrA DRDR) was evaluated using 211 clinical specimens from leprosy patients, including 156 multibacillary (MB) and 55 paucibacillary (PB) cases...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561946/new-paradigm-for-translational-modeling-to-predict-long-term-tuberculosis-treatment-response
#20
I H Bartelink, N Zhang, R J Keizer, N Strydom, P J Converse, K E Dooley, E L Nuermberger, R M Savic
Disappointing results of recent tuberculosis chemotherapy trials suggest that knowledge gained from preclinical investigations was not utilized to maximal effect. A mouse-to-human translational pharmacokinetics (PKs) - pharmacodynamics (PDs) model built on a rich mouse database may improve clinical trial outcome predictions. The model included Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth function in mice, adaptive immune response effect on bacterial growth, relationships among moxifloxacin, rifapentine, and rifampin concentrations accelerating bacterial death, clinical PK data, species-specific protein binding, drug-drug interactions, and patient-specific pathology...
May 31, 2017: Clinical and Translational Science
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