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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926918/evaluation-of-lymphatic-filariasis-and-onchocerciasis-in-three-senegalese-districts-treated-for-onchocerciasis-with-ivermectin
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Nana O Wilson, Alioune Badara Ly, Vitaliano A Cama, Paul T Cantey, Daniel Cohn, Lamine Diawara, Abdel Direny, Mawo Fall, Karla R Feeser, LeAnne M Fox, Achille Kabore, Amadou F Seck, Ngayo Sy, Daouda Ndiaye, Christine Dubray
In Africa, onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (LF) are co-endemic in many areas. Current efforts to eliminate both diseases are through ivermectin-based mass drug administration (MDA). Years of ivermectin distribution for onchocerciasis may have interrupted LF transmission in certain areas. The Kédougou region, Senegal, is co-endemic for LF and onchocerciasis. Though MDA for onchocerciasis started in 1988, in 2014 albendazole had not yet been added for LF. The objective of this study was to assess in an integrated manner the LF and onchocerciasis status in the three districts of the Kédougou region after ≥10 years of ivermectin-based MDA...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919319/chemogenetic-inhibition-of-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-reverses-the-effects-of-rem-sleep-loss-on-sucrose-consumption
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Kristopher McEown, Yohko Takata, Yoan Cherasse, Nanae Nagata, Kosuke Aritake, Michael Lazarus
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss is associated with increased consumption of weight-promoting foods. The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is thought to mediate reward anticipation. However, the precise role of the PFC in mediating reward responses to highly palatable foods (HPF) after REM sleep deprivation is unclear. We selectively reduced REM sleep in mice over a 25-48 hr period and chemogenetically inhibited the medial PFC (mPFC) by using an altered glutamate-gated and ivermectin-gated chloride channel that facilitated neuronal inhibition through hyperpolarizing infected neurons...
December 6, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918123/chrysomya-bezziana-diptera-calliphoridae-infestation-case-report-of-three-dogs-in-malaysia-treated-with-spinosad-milbemycin
#3
Hock Siew Han, Reuben Sharma, John Jeffery, Chiara Noli
BACKGROUND: Infestation of wounds with the larvae of Callophorid flies is relatively common in countries where these parasites are found. The most common species associated with infections in Southeast Asia is Chrysomya bezziana (Ch. bezziana), the Old World screw worm. Treatment consists of either subcutaneous injection of ivermectin or oral administration of nitenpyram combined with aggressive tissue debridement under general anaesthesia. OBJECTIVES: To describe the treatment of cutaneous myiasis in three dogs caused by the larvae of Ch...
December 5, 2016: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895022/inhibition-of-plasmodium-liver-infection-by-ivermectin
#4
António M Mendes, Inês S Albuquerque, Marta Machado, Joana Pissarra, Patrícia Meireles, Miguel Prudêncio
Avermectins are powerful endectocides with an established potential to reduce the incidence of vector-borne diseases. Here, we show that several avermectins inhibit the hepatic stage of Plasmodium infection in vitro Notably, ivermectin potently inhibits liver infection in vivo, by impairing parasite development inside hepatocytes. This impairment has a clear impact on the ensuing blood stage parasitemia, reducing disease severity and enhancing host survival. Ivermectin has been proposed as a tool to control malaria transmission due to its effects on the mosquito vector...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885928/epoch-making-milestones-in-antibiotic-exploratory-researches-in-japan
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Kunimoto Hotta
Professor Satoshi Ōmura was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is the third to win the award for research on antibiotic, following Fleming' (UK, 1945, discovery of penicillin) and Waksman (USA, 1952, discovery of streptomycin), and the second person after Waksman to receive the award for research on actinomycetes. By focusing his research on macrolides stemming from leucomycin research rather than β-lactams like penicillin or aminoglycosides like streptomycin, Prof. Ōmura realized many scientific achievements...
January 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884406/-clinical-approach-to-imported-eosinophilia
#6
Elías Cañas García-Otero, Julia Praena-Segovia, Maite Ruiz-Pérez de Pipaón, Xerach Bosh-Guerra, Magdalena Sánchez-Agüera, Daniel Álvarez-Martínez, José Miguel Cisneros-Herreros
Eosinophilia is a common finding in international travelers and immigrants, being an helmintic infection its main etiology. The positive predictive value of eosinophilia for an helmintosis is low in travellers. Eosinophilia may be an incidental finding, or symptomatic, and it represents a clinical challenge due to the low sensitivity and specificity of direct and indirect parasitological diagnostic tests, respectively. It requires a structured approach based on geographical areas, environmental exposures and behavioral risks, and associated symptoms...
December 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879074/s1-guidelines-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-scabies-short-version
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Cord Sunderkötter, Hermann Feldmeier, Regina Fölster-Holst, Bertram Geisel, Sabine Klinke-Rehbein, Alexander Nast, Sandra Philipp, Bernhardt Sachs, Julia Stingl, Johanna Stoevesandt, Henning Hamm
The goals of this German guideline are the improvement of diagnosis and therapy of scabies, the implementation of a coordinated action in outbreaks of scabies, and the control of this infestation in large migration or refugee flows.Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis is transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact of sufficient duration. The infectivity of female mites when removed from patients does not exceed 48 hours at room temperature (21°C) and relative humidity of 40-80%. The risk of infection rises proportionally to the number of mites on the skin and is particularly high in crusted scabies...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876998/occurrence-of-knemidokoptes-mutans-and-laminosioptes-cysticola-in-backyard-poultry-in-india
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C Sreedevi, P Ramesh, P Mala Kondaiah, N Lakshmi Rani, M Abhishek
Birds reared in backyard poultry farming system are more prone to parasitic infestation resulting in economic losses to rural community. The present study reports occurrence of Knemidokoptes mutans and Laminosioptes cysticola mites in a male Aseel bird. Clinical signs observed in the affected bird include hyperkeratosis with whitish film layer on shank and hock region of legs. Focal areas of sloughing of skin with oozing of blood were also observed on the back and on the legs. Examination of skin scrapings from the affected sites revealed different developmental stages of Knemidokoptes mutans and Laminosioptes cysticola mites...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876937/clinical-management-of-demodicosis-in-ongole-cattle
#9
B Sudhakara Reddy, S Sivajothi
Demodicosis was diagnosed in a cattle based on dermatological lesions and examination of skin scrapings. The cattle had anaemia, leucocytosis, eosinophilia and neutrophilia. Cattle was treated with strepto penicillin, ivermectin, amitraz along with supportive therapy. After 2 months of therapy clinical cure and regrowth of hair was noticed.
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876917/treatment-and-control-of-trixacarus-caviae-infestation-in-a-conventional-guinea-pig-cavia-porcellus-breeding-colony
#10
Anjan Jyoti Nath
A case of sarcoptic mange caused by Trixacarus caviae in a conventional guinea pig breeding colony is reported. The infestation was reported in a large colony of guinea pigs during the month of July, 2013 affecting 30 breeder guinea pigs. Severely infested animals were treated individually with subcutaneous injection of ivermectin 1 % w/v (Neomec(®)) at the rate of 400 µg/kg body weight 10 days apart. Three doses of ivermectin were sufficient to eliminate the parasite which tested negative after 30 days of the first treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870071/eosinophilic-meningomyelitis-associated-with-t-cell-lymphoma-in-a-cat
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Kathryn Y Bray, Karen R Muñana, Kristina Meichner, Laura A White, Gabriela Seiler
A 12-year-old cat was presented for evaluation of progressive tetraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine demonstrated T2-hyperintensity, and contrast enhancement within the C4-C7 spinal cord, with marked meningeal contrast enhancement and segmental nerve root thickening. Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid contained 407 total nucleated cells/μL, with 99% eosinophils. The cat transiently improved with prednisolone, clindamycin, and ivermectin therapy, but subsequently worsened and was euthanized...
November 21, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869379/rosacea-management-update-on-general-measures-and-topical-treatment-options
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M Schaller, H Schöfer, B Homey, M Hofmann, U Gieler, P Lehmann, T A Luger, T Ruzicka, M Steinhoff
Although there is presently no cure for rosacea, there are several recommended treatment options available to control many of the symptoms and to prevent them from getting worse. In addition to self-help measures like avoidance of trigger factors and proper skin care, rosacea management should include topical medications as one of the first-line choices for patients with erythematous and mild to severe papulopustular rosacea. Since mixed forms of characteristic rosacea symptoms are more common, medical treatment must be symptom-tailored for each individual case and will often involve a combination therapy...
December 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869373/rosazea-management-update-%C3%A3-ber-allgemeine-ma%C3%A3-nahmen-und-topische-therapieoptionen
#13
M Schaller, H Schöfer, B Homey, M Hofmann, U Gieler, P Lehmann, T A Luger, T Ruzicka, M Steinhoff
Obwohl bislang für die Rosazea keine kurative Therapie besteht, können verschiedene Optionen zur Behandlung der Symptome und zur Vorbeugung von Exazerbationen empfohlen werden. Neben Selbsthilfemaßnahme wie der Vermeidung von Triggerfaktoren und einer geeigneten Hautpflege sollte das Rosazea-Management bei Patienten mit erythematöser und leichter bis schwerer papulopustulöser Rosazea die Anwendung topischer Präparate als First-Line-Therapie umfassen. Da Überlappungen der charakteristischen Rosazea-Symptome im klinischen Alltag die Regel sind, sollte die medikamentöse Therapie auf die individuellen Symptome zugeschnitten werden; auch eine Kombinationstherapie kann erforderlich sein...
December 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866866/assessment-of-oral-ivermectin-versus-shampoo-in-the-treatment-of-pediculosis-head-lice-infestation-in-rural-areas-of-sine-saloum-senegal
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Hamza Leulmi, Georges Diatta, Cheikh Sokhna, Jean-Marc Rolain, Didier Raoult
Reports of treatment failure and the emergence of resistance to topical head lice treatments have become increasingly common, driving the need for continued development of new therapeutic options for pediculosis. Ivermectin has been proposed as a potential alternative for the treatment of pediculosis but has not been sufficiently evaluated. In this study, the effectiveness of oral ivermectin versus shampoo in the treatment of pediculosis in Senegal was compared. The study was conducted in two neighbouring villages of Sine-Saloum, Senegal: Dielmo (ivermectin trial group; 201 female participants) and Ndiop (shampoo trial group; 239 female participants)...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858056/determinants-of-parasite-drug-resistance-in-human-lymphatic-filariasis
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REVIEW
F Cobo
Infection with filarial nematodes remains endemic in several countries worldwide and some of these infections are commonly associated with severe disease. The elimination of lymphatic filariasis relies on drug administration using the three drugs currently available for treatment: diethylcarbamazine, albendazole, and ivermectin. However, development of drug resistance is a reported phenomenon. The issue of resistance to antihelminthics used in humans has become increasing importance since the global program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis is implemented in larger population groups and the duration of the program is increasing...
December 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856796/oral-ultra-long-lasting-drug-delivery-application-toward-malaria-elimination-goals
#16
Andrew M Bellinger, Mousa Jafari, Tyler M Grant, Shiyi Zhang, Hannah C Slater, Edward A Wenger, Stacy Mo, Young-Ah Lucy Lee, Hormoz Mazdiyasni, Lawrence Kogan, Ross Barman, Cody Cleveland, Lucas Booth, Taylor Bensel, Daniel Minahan, Haley M Hurowitz, Tammy Tai, Johanna Daily, Boris Nikolic, Lowell Wood, Philip A Eckhoff, Robert Langer, Giovanni Traverso
Efforts at elimination of scourges, such as malaria, are limited by the logistic challenges of reaching large rural populations and ensuring patient adherence to adequate pharmacologic treatment. We have developed an oral, ultra-long-acting capsule that dissolves in the stomach and deploys a star-shaped dosage form that releases drug while assuming a geometry that prevents passage through the pylorus yet allows passage of food, enabling prolonged gastric residence. This gastric-resident, drug delivery dosage form releases small-molecule drugs for days to weeks and potentially longer...
November 16, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856406/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-ivermectin-for-reducing-malaria-transmission-ivermal-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-dose-finding-trial-in-western-kenya
#17
Menno R Smit, Eric Ochomo, Ghaith Aljayyoussi, Titus Kwambai, Bernard Abong'o, Nabie Bayoh, John Gimnig, Aaron Samuels, Meghna Desai, Penelope A Phillips-Howard, Simon Kariuki, Duolao Wang, Steve Ward, Feiko O Ter Kuile
BACKGROUND: Innovative approaches are needed to complement existing tools for malaria elimination. Ivermectin is a broad spectrum antiparasitic endectocide clinically used for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis control at single doses of 150 to 200 mcg/kg. It also shortens the lifespan of mosquitoes that feed on individuals recently treated with ivermectin. However, the effect after a 150 to 200 mcg/kg oral dose is short-lived (6 to 11 days). Modeling suggests higher doses, which prolong the mosquitocidal effects, are needed to make a significant contribution to malaria elimination...
November 17, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845063/recrudescence-of-onchocerciasis-in-the-como%C3%A3-valley-in-southwest-burkina-faso
#18
Lassane Koala, Achille Nikiema, Rory J Post, Alain Brice Paré, Claude Montant Kafando, François Drabo, Soungalo Traoré
Onchocerciasis control by vector control was instigated in southwest Burkina Faso in January 1969 by ORSTOM/OCCGE, and continued until operations were taken over by the WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) in February 1975, which itself ceased operations in the area in 1989 when onchocerciasis was judged to have been reduced to insignificant levels. Initially (1969-1975) vector immigration maintained unacceptably high levels of transmission, but OCP was much larger than the preceding campaign and in 1975 the Annual Transmission Potential (ATP) dropped below 100 at all sites in the Comoé river valley except Folonzo, which continued to be subject to reinvasion, along with the whole of the Léraba river valley...
November 11, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843919/rosacea-management
#19
REVIEW
Manal Abokwidir, Steven R Feldman
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition associated with four distinct subtypes: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular. PURPOSE: To review the different kinds of management for all subtypes. METHODS: We divided rosacea management into three main categories: patient education, skin care, and pharmacological/procedural interventions. RESULTS: Flushing is better prevented rather than treated, by avoiding specific triggers, decreasing transepidermal water loss by moisturizers, and blocking ultraviolet light...
September 2016: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842865/monitoring-the-efficacy-of-drugs-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-controlled-by-preventive-chemotherapy
#20
REVIEW
M Albonico, B Levecke, P T LoVerde, A Montresor, R Prichard, J Vercruysse, J P Webster
In the last decade, pharmaceutical companies, governments and global health organisations under the leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO) have pledged large-scale donations of anthelmintic drugs, including ivermectin (IVM), praziquantel (PZQ), albendazole (ALB) and mebendazole (MEB). This worldwide scale-up in drug donations calls for strong monitoring systems to detect any changes in anthelmintic drug efficacy. This review reports on the outcome of the WHO Global Working Group on Monitoring of Neglected Tropical Diseases Drug Efficacy, which consists of three subgroups: (i) soil-transmitted helminthiases (ALB and MEB); (ii) onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis (IVM); and (iii) schistosomiasis (PZQ)...
December 2015: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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