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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101836/a-review-of-clinical-outcomes-associated-with-two-meropenem-dosing-strategies
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Kyle John Wilby, Ziad Ghantous Nasr, Shereen Elazzazy, Tim T Y Lau, Anas Hamad
Meropenem is a carbapenem antibiotic that exhibits time-dependent bactericidal activity, traditionally dosed intravenously at 1 g every 8 h. In order to maximize its pharmacodynamic activity and reduce costs, an alternative regimen employed by many institutions is 500 mg every 6 h. The objective of this review was to summarize and evaluate published literature comparing clinical outcomes associated with these two meropenem dosing regimens. The literature was searched up to October 2016 using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases...
January 18, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100653/minocycline-blocks-glial-cell-activation-and-ventilatory-acclimatization-to-hypoxia
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Jennifer Ann Stokes, Tara Elizabeth Arbogast, Esteban A Moya, Zhenxing Fu, Frank L Powell
Ventilatory acclimatization to hypoxia (VAH) is the time-dependent increase in ventilation, which persists upon return to normoxia, and involves plasticity in both central nervous system respiratory centers and peripheral chemoreceptors. We investigated the role of glial cells in VAH in male Sprague Dawley rats using minocycline, an antibiotic that inhibits microglia activation and has anti-inflammatory properties, and barometric pressure plethysmography to measure ventilation. Rats received either minocycline (45mg/kg, i...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092251/-acute-appendicitis-surgical-and-non-surgical-treatment
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Luis Manuel Souza-Gallardo, José Luis Martínez-Ordaz
Appendicitis represents a common disease for the surgeon with a relative risk between 7-8%. It was thought that if more time passed between diagnosis and treatment, the risk for complications, such as perforation or abscess formation, was higher; nevertheless; the evolution is variable, making necessary the development of different strategies such as antibiotic use only, interval surgery or endoscopic treatment. The purpose of this study is to make a revision in the management of appendicitis comparing conservative and surgical treatment...
January 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074531/antibiotic-use-during-infectious-episodes-in-the-first-6-months-of-anticancer-treatment-a-swedish-cohort-study-of-children-aged-7-16-years
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M Af Sandeberg, E Johansson, L Wettergren, O Björk, O Hertting, A Nilsson
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cancer therapy are at risk for infectious complications that require hospitalization and antimicrobial therapy. Host factors such as age and underlying disease may predict the risk of severe infections in these children. To describe the increased morbidity due to infections in children with cancer, we characterized the antibiotic use during the infectious complications in a national cohort of children 7-16 years of age with cancer. PROCEDURE: Data on infectious complications were prospectively collected from the medical records of all newly diagnosed children with cancer, aged 7-16 years, in Sweden between 2004 and 2006...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074050/enhanced-dereplication-of-fungal-cultures-via-use-of-mass-defect-filtering
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Noemi D Paguigan, Tamam El-Elimat, Diana Kao, Huzefa A Raja, Cedric J Pearce, Nicholas H Oberlies
Effective and rapid dereplication is a hallmark of present-day drug discovery from natural sources. This project strove to both decrease the time and expand the structural diversity associated with dereplication methodologies. A 5 min liquid chromatographic run time employing heated electrospray ionization (HESI) was evaluated to determine whether it could be used as a faster alternative over the 10 min ESI method we reported previously. Results revealed that the 5 min method was as sensitive as the 10 min method and, obviously, was twice as fast...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068669/kinetically-e-selective-macrocyclic-ring-closing-metathesis
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Xiao Shen, Thach T Nguyen, Ming Joo Koh, Dongmin Xu, Alexander W H Speed, Richard R Schrock, Amir H Hoveyda
Macrocyclic compounds are central to the development of new drugs, but preparing them can be challenging because of the energy barrier that must be surmounted in order to bring together and fuse the two ends of an acyclic precursor such as an alkene (also known as an olefin). To this end, the catalytic process known as ring-closing metathesis (RCM) has allowed access to countless biologically active macrocyclic organic molecules, even for large-scale production. Stereoselectivity is often critical in such cases: the potency of a macrocyclic compound can depend on the stereochemistry of its alkene; alternatively, one isomer of the compound can be subjected to stereoselective modification (such as dihydroxylation)...
January 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063000/evaluation-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-the-rapid-identification-of-bacteria-and-resistance-determinants-in-positive-blood-cultures
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J Rödel, J A Bohnert, S Stoll, L Wassill, B Edel, M Karrasch, B Löffler, W Pfister
The use of molecular assays to rapidly identify pathogens and resistance genes directly from positive blood cultures (BCs) contribute to shortening the time required for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections. In this work, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays have been examined for their potential use in BC diagnosis. Three different assays were applied. The commercially available eazyplex® MRSA test detects Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, mecA, and mecC. Two in-house assays [Gram-positive (GP) and Gram-negative (GN)] have been developed for the detection of streptococci, enterococci, vanA, vanB, Pseudomonas spp...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062557/fosfomycin-mechanism-and-resistance
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Lynn L Silver
Fosfomycin, a natural product antibiotic, has been in use for >20 years in Spain, Germany, France, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and other indications and was registered in the United States for the oral treatment of uncomplicated UTIs because of Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli in 1996. It has a broad spectrum, is bactericidal, has very low toxicity, and acts as a time-dependent inhibitor of the MurA enzyme, which catalyzes the first committed step of peptidoglycan synthesis...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059036/reduction-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-using-nanocarriers-a-review
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Michaela Fojtu, Jaromir Gumulec, Tibor Stracina, Martina Raudenska, Anna Skotakova, Marketa Vaculovicova, Vojtech Adam, Petr Babula, Marie Novakova, Michal Masarik
BACKGROUND: Anthracycline antibiotic doxorubicin (DOX) is a very potent and extensively prescribed chemotherapeutic drug. It is widely utilized in the therapy of variety of haematological and solid tumours, although its administration is commonly accompanied with several severe side effects. The most serious one is a development of dose-dependent and cumulative cardiotoxicity. In the course of time, many strategies have been investigated in order to avoid or at least to diminish DOX-induced cardiac dysfunction; these include reduction of toxic effect by co-administration with iron chelators (dexrazoxane), trastuzumab, taxanes, statins, and ACE-inhibitors...
January 5, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049020/eradication-ofpseudomonas-aeruginosacells-by-cathodic-electrochemical-currents-delivered-with-graphite-electrodes
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Tagbo H R Niepa, Hao Wang, Jeremy L Gilbert, Dacheng Ren
Antibiotic resistance is a major challenge to the treatment of bacterial infections associated with medical devices and biomaterials. One important intrinsic mechanism of such resistance is the formation of persister cells that are phenotypic variants of microorganisms and highly tolerant to antibiotics. Recently, we reported a new approach to eradicating persister cells of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using low-level direct electrochemical current (DC) and synergy with the antibiotic tobramycin. To further understand the underlying mechanism and develop this technology toward possible medical applications, we investigated the electricidal activities of non-metallic biomaterial on persister and biofilm cells of P...
December 31, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042926/the-potential-impact-of-gut-microbiota-on-your-health-current-status-and-future-challenges
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Stitaya Sirisinha
Our health and probably also our behaviors and mood depend not only on what we eat or what we do (lifestyle behaviors), but also on what we host. It is well established for decades that all vertebrates including humans are colonized by a wide array of bacteria, fungi, eukaryotic parasites and viruses, and that, at steady state (homeostasis), this community of microbes establishes a friendly mutual relationship with the host. The term microbiota was originally meant to represent an ecological community of commensals and potentially pathogenic microbes that live within our bodies, but it is now used interchangeably with the term microbiome which was initially meant to represent a collective genome of the microbiota...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040477/design-of-novel-antimicrobial-peptide-dimer-analogues-with-enhanced-antimicrobial-activity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-intermolecular-triazole-bridge-strategy
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Beijun Liu, Haifeng Huang, Zhibin Yang, Beiyin Liu, Sanhu Gou, Chao Zhong, Xiufeng Han, Yun Zhang, Jingman Ni, Rui Wang
Currently, antimicrobial peptides have attracted considerable attention because of their broad-sprectum activity and low prognostic to induce antibiotic resistance. In our study, for the first time, a series of side-chain hybrid dimer peptides J-AA (Anoplin-Anoplin), J-RR (RW-RW), and J-AR (Anoplin-RW) based on the wasp peptide Anoplin and the arginine- and tryptophan-rich hexapeptide RW were designed and synthesized by click chemistry, with the intent to improve the antimicrobial efficacy of peptides against bacterial pathogens...
December 28, 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034757/vancomycin-pre-treatment-impairs-tissue-healing-in-experimental-colitis-importance-of-innate-lymphoid-cells
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Di Zhao, Chenwen Cai, Qing Zheng, Shuang Jin, Dongjuan Song, Jun Shen, Zhihua Ran
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The interplay between luminal microbes and innate immunity during colonic epithelial repair has been well noted. At the same time, antibiotic has widely been used during flare-ups of ulcerative colitis. The possible effects of luminal microbiota disruption caused by antibiotics usage on epithelial repairing have been scarcely discussed. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) embedded in the lamina propria can be modulated by gut microbes, resulting in altered colonic IL-22/pSTAT3 levels, which is considered a prominent molecular axis in tissue repairing after epithelium damage...
December 27, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029097/influence-of-silver-content-on-rifampicin-adsorptivity-for-magnetite-ag-rifampicin-nanoparticles
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Olena Ivashchenko, Emerson Coy, Barbara Peplinska, Marcin Jarek, Mikołaj Lewandowski, Karol Załęski, Alicja Warowicka, Anna Wozniak, Tatiana Babutina, Justyna Jurga-Stopa, Janez Dolinsek, Stefan Jurga
Magnetite nanoparticles (NPs) decorated with silver (magnetite/Ag) are intensively investigated due to their application in the biomedical field. We demonstrate that the increase of silver content on the surface of nanoparticles improves the adsorptivity of antibiotic rifampicin as well as antibacterial properties. The use of ginger extract allowed to improve the silver nucleation on the magnetite surface that resulted in an increase of silver content. Physicochemical and functional characterization of magnetite/Ag NPs was performed...
February 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026734/-callus-distraction-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-defects-of-the-femur-and-tibia
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R Veselý, V Procházka
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Evaluation of the results in patients treated for post-traumatic defects by the method of callus distraction of the femur and tibia using a monolateral external fixator. MATERIAL AND METHODS The group comprised 42 patients, 38 men and 4 woman, who underwent callus distraction using a monolateral external fixator in the Trauma Hospital Brno in the period from 2003 to 2010. The average age of the patients on the day gradual callus distraction was commenced was 32 (18-64) years. Post-traumatic bone defects were treated in 31 patients and deformities resulting from resection of post-traumatic infection loci in 11 patients...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017866/collagen-tethering-of-synthetic-human-antimicrobial-peptides-cathelicidin-ll37-and-its-effects-on-antimicrobial-activity-and-cytotoxicity
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Lindsay D Lozeau, Jonian Grosha, Denis Kole, Fioleda Prifti, Tanja Dominko, Terri A Camesano, Marsha W Rolle
: Wound infections, particularly of chronic wounds, pose a substantial challenge for designing antimicrobial dressings that are both effective against pathogens, and do not interfere with wound healing. Due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial and immunomodulatory activities, naturally-occurring antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are promising alternative treatments. However, their cytotoxicity at high concentrations and poor stability hinders their clinical use. To mitigate these undesirable properties, we investigated the effects of tethering human AMP cathelicidin LL37 to collagen, one of the main extracellular matrix proteins in wound sites, secreted by fibroblasts, and in commercially-available wound dressings...
December 22, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017155/nanofibers-new-insights-for-drug-delivery-and-tissue-engineering
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Mohammad Karim Haidar, Hakan Eroğlu
Nanofibers became one of the major research areas for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications in the last decade. Depending on the simplicity of the preparation method and high drug loading capacity, nanofibers have many advantages for therapeutic perspectives. In addition, combined systems such as embedding nanoparticles into the nanofiber structures provide a second option for delivery of dual active ingredients in the same formulation. The release rate of the active ingredients can also be modified easily by the formulation parameters depending on the desired release time for the treatment...
December 21, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008938/selective-in-vitro-photothermal-nano-therapy-of-mrsa-infections-mediated-by-igg-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles
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Lucian Mocan, Cristian Matea, Flaviu A Tabaran, Ofelia Mosteanu, Teodora Pop, Cosmin Puia, Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Diana Gonciar, Erszebet Kalman, Gabriela Zaharie, Cornel Iancu, Teodora Mocan
There are serious systemic infections associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and several other types of bacteria leading to the deaths of millions of people globally. This type of mortality is generally caused by the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant organisms, a consequence of evolution via natural selection. After the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by wet chemistry, bio-functionalization with IgG molecules was performed. Following administration of IgG-GNPs to MRSA cultures at various concentrations and various incubation time laser irradiation was performed...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005034/-treatment-for-acute-respiratory-viral-infection-and-influenza-in-daily-clinical-practice-results-of-the-multicenter-international-observational-flu-ee-study
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V Kh Fazylov, I G Sitnikov, E V Silina, S B Shevchenko, L N Mozhina, L L Zamyatina, G A Eganyan, L G Groppa, B M Korsantiya
PURPOSE: To study the clinical aspects of influenza and acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI) in routine clinical practice, with efficacy and safety of the antiviral therapy evaluation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In the large multicenter prospective observational study were enrolled 18,946 patients aged 18 to 93 years with previously determined diagnosis of influenza or ARVI from 262 outpatient sites in Russia, Armenia, Moldova and Georgia. According to study design, 3 visits were evaluated...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995497/induction-of-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-glioma-cells-by-salinomycin-through-triggering-ros-mediated-dna-damage-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shi-Jun Zhao, Xian-Jun Wang, Qing-Jian Wu, Chao Liu, Da-Wei Li, Xiao-Ting Fu, Hui-Fang Zhang, Lu-Rong Shao, Jing-Yi Sun, Bao-Liang Sun, Jing Zhai, Cun-Dong Fan
Chemotherapy has always been one of the most effective ways in combating human glioma. However, the high metastatic potential and resistance toward standard chemotherapy severely hindered the chemotherapy outcomes. Hence, searching effective chemotherapy drugs and clarifying its mechanism are of great significance. Salinomycin an antibiotic shows novel anticancer potential against several human tumors, including human glioma, but its mechanism against human glioma cells has not been fully elucidated. In the present study, we demonstrated that salinomycin treatment time- and dose-dependently inhibited U251 and U87 cells growth...
December 19, 2016: Neurochemical Research
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