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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044002/irrational-antibiotic-prescribing-practice-among-children-in-critical-care-of-tertiary-hospitals
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Mirza Tasawer Baig, Ali Akbar Sial, Ambreen Huma, Maryam Ahmed, Uzma Shahid, Nayel Syed
This study assessed the prescribing pattern of irrational use of antibiotic among children under age of 12 years in public and private sector hospitals in Pakistan. The prospective clinical evaluation of drug utilization pattern of antimicrobials from Patient Bedside File (PBF) of in-patients and Culture Sensitivity Test (CST) reports were evaluated to determine the antibiotic resistance. Two indicators recorded to assess antibiotic prescribing were; dose of prescribed antibiotic (low-dose, rational and high -dose) and Indication (valid or invalid)...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029217/high-levels-of-susceptibility-to-new-and-older-antibiotics-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-from-saskatchewan-2003-15-time-to-consider-point-of-care-or-molecular-testing-for-precision-treatment
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Sidharath D Thakur, Paul N Levett, Gregory B Horsman, Jo-Anne R Dillon
Objectives: The antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Saskatchewan was determined retrospectively (2003-15) to ascertain temporal trends to both current and older antimicrobials used for treatment. Method: The agar dilution method was used to test the antimicrobial susceptibilities of 685 isolates to seven antibiotics. Results: Over the period, only three (0.4%) gonococcal isolates had reduced susceptibility to cefixime and/or ceftriaxone...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018810/renaissance-of-conventional-first-line-antibiotics-in-salmonella-enterica-clinical-isolates-assessment-of-mics-for-therapeutic-antimicrobials-in-enteric-fever-cases-from-nepal
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Puspa Raj Khanal, Deepa Satyal, Anjeela Bhetwal, Anjila Maharjan, Shreena Shakya, Snehika Tandukar, Narayan Prasad Parajuli
Enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica is a life-threatening systemic illness of gastrointestinal tract especially in tropical countries. Antimicrobial therapy is generally indicated but resistance towards commonly used antibiotics has limited their therapeutic usefulness. Therefore, we aimed to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern by minimum inhibitory concentration method of common therapeutic regimens against Salmonella enterica from enteric fever clinical cases. Salmonella enterica clinical isolates recovered from the patients with suspected enteric fever whose blood samples were submitted to microbiology laboratory of Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital, Kathmandu, from March 2016 to August 2016, were studied...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976065/probing-the-interaction-of-cephalosporin-with-bovine-serum-albumin-a-structural-and-comparative-perspective
#4
Li-Yang Cheng, Cheng-Zhang Yang, Hui-Zi Li, Min Li, Ai-Min Bai, Yu Ouyang, Yan-Jun Hu
Cephalosporins belong the largest class of antibiotics used in the treatment of a wide range of infectious diseases caused by susceptible organisms. In the present study, we chose two typical antibiotics cefalexin/cefixime based on their structure, and investigated the interaction of cephalexin/cefixime with bovine serum albumin (BSA) using UV-vis absorption spectra, fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy and molecular modeling approaches. Spectroscopic experiments revealed the formation of a BSA - cefalexin/cefixime complex...
October 4, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919603/current-trends-of-using-antimicrobials-at-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-department-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#5
M M Islam, S K Saha, S Saha, U A Wahid, R R Gomes, K S Ahmed, A N Naushad, S E Suchi, C Saha, D Mondal
This cross-sectional descriptive study was done to analyse the current trends of using antimicrobials in various surgical procedures at Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh from July 2014 to June 2015. Among 300 postoperative obstetrics and gynaecological surgery cases, samples were selected as non-random purposive selection method where pattern of using antimicrobials were analysed by SPSS method 20.1 versions. The incidence of antimicrobial resistance is on continued rise with a threat to return to the pre-antibiotic era...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893203/overall-low-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistance-but-high-azithromycin-resistance-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-24-european-countries-2015
#6
Michelle J Cole, Gianfranco Spiteri, Susanne Jacobsson, Neil Woodford, Francesco Tripodo, Andrew J Amato-Gauci, Magnus Unemo
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in Europe is performed through the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), which additionally provides data to inform the European gonorrhoea treatment guideline; currently recommending ceftriaxone 500 mg plus azithromycin 2 g as first-line therapy. We present antimicrobial susceptibility data from 24 European countries in 2015, linked to epidemiological data of patients, and compare the results to Euro-GASP data from previous years...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876284/in-vitro-synergy-testing-of-gentamicin-an-old-drug-suggested-as-future-treatment-option-for-gonorrhoea-in-combination-with-six-other-antimicrobials-against-multidrug-resistant-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-strains
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Vikram Singh, Manju Bala, Aradhana Bhargava, Monika Kakran, Ravi Bhatnagar
BACKGROUND: Emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a serious concern and combination therapy has been recommended to delay the onset of treatment failures. Gentamicin, an old and inexpensive antibiotic, is recommended in combination with azithromycin for treatment failures cases with the first-line regimen as per the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sexually transmitted disease treatment guidelines. However, not much literature is available on in vitro and in vivo efficacy of this combination...
August 30, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844213/effects-of-rhubarb-rheum-ribes-l-syrup-on-dysenteric-diarrhea-in-children-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Ali Khiveh, Mohammad Hashem Hashempur, Mehrdad Shakiba, Mohammad Hassan Lotfi, Afsaneh Shakeri, SeidKazem Kazemeini, Zohre Mousavi, Marzie Jabbari, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Majid Emtiazy
BACKGROUND: Rheum ribes L. is a plant native to China, Iran, Turkey, India, and a few other countries. Antidiarrheal activity is considered to be one of its important properties according to various systems of traditional medicine. An increasing rate of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has led to treatment failure in some cases of shigellosis in children, and underlines a need for safe, efficient and valid options. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of R...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838340/isolation-identification-and-characterization-of-morganella-morganii-from-naja-naja-atra-in-beijing-china
#9
H-F Wang, L-Y Du, J Luo, H-X He
Morganella morganii is an important opportunistic human pathogen and belongs to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. Although it is widely distribution, it only be considered a rare cause of human infections. We report the isolate of M. morganii from Naja naja atra following infections of heart, lung and liver. Seven strains were confirmed using 16S rDNA amplified and sequences. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of M. morganii isolates demonstrated ubiquitous resistance to ampicillin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, cefazolin, cephalothin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazole et al...
August 15, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822261/revelation-of-susceptibility-differences-due-to-hg-ii-accumulation-in-streptococcus-pyogenes-against-cx-agnps-and-cefixime-by-atomic-force-microscopy
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Wasia Rasheed, Muhammad Raza Shah, Samina Perveen, Shakil Ahmed, Sami Uzzaman
Solution based method for the formation of chemically modified silver nanoparticles (CX-AgNPs) using Cefixime as stabilizing and reducing agent was developed. The CX-AgNPs were characterized by AFM, UV-visible, FT-IR and MALDI-TOF MS. Bactericidal efficiency of CX-AgNPs and Cefixime against Streptococcus pyogenes was evaluated. Afterwards, susceptibility differences of Streptococcus pyogenes due to accumulation of Hg(II) against CX-AgNPs and Cefixime were estimated and validated through Atomic force microscopy...
August 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759854/analytical-method-development-and-validation-of-spectrofluorimetric-and-spectrophotometric-determination-of-some-antimicrobial-drugs-in-their-pharmaceuticals
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F Ibrahim, M E K Wahba, G Magdy
In this study, three novel, sensitive, simple and validated spectrophotometric and spectrofluorimetric methods have been proposed for estimation of some important antimicrobial drugs. The first two methods have been proposed for estimation of two important third-generation cephalosporin antibiotics namely, cefixime and cefdinir. Both methods were based on condensation of the primary amino group of the studied drugs with acetyl acetone and formaldehyde in acidic medium. The resulting products were measured by spectrophotometric (Method I) and spectrofluorimetric (Method II) tools...
January 5, 2018: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755874/antibiofilm-potential-of-synthetic-2-amino-5-chlorobenzophenone-schiff-bases-and-its-confirmation-through-fluorescence-microscopy
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Arshia, Anum Khalid Khan, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Ayaz Ahmed, Muhammad Taha, Shahnaz Perveen
Antibacterial/antibiofilm potential of microwave-assisted synthetic thirty-three 2-amino-5-chloro benzophenone Schiff bases have been carried out against four bacterial strains i.e. Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans. Among them compounds 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 16, 22, 24, 26, and 30-32 showed antibiofilm activities against isolates at less than 100 μg/ml concentrations. These compounds showed enhanced antibiofilm activity against S. aureus as compared to cefixime used as control...
July 26, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741188/-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-germany-the-current-epidemiological-situation
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Viviane Bremer, Sandra Dudareva-Vizule, Susanne Buder, Matthias An der Heiden, Klaus Jansen
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can impair sexual health. Surveillance and study data were used to provide an overview over STIs in Germany. We estimated 3900 new HIV diagnoses in 2015. Of newly diagnosed infections, 57% were attributed to men who have sex with men (MSM). It was further estimated that there were 3200 new HIV infections and 84,700 people living with HIV in 2015. A total of 6834 syphilis infections were recorded in 2015, which corresponds to an increase of 149% since 2009. The incidence in men was 16-times higher than in women...
July 24, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729206/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-in-an-iranian-referral-paediatric-hospital-a-5-5-year-study
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Shima Mahmoudi, Masoumeh Mahzari, Maryam Banar, Babak Pourakbari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Mohsen Mohammadi, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Setareh Mamishi
OBJECTIVES: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are a major cause of paediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide. This study describes the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) from BSIs in children admitted to an Iranian paediatric hospital. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data of patients with positive blood cultures were collected from March 2011 to September 2016. Standard laboratory methods were used for blood culture and bacterial identification...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706384/antimicrobial-susceptibility-risk-factors-and-prevalence-of-bla-cefotaximase-temoneira-and-sulfhydryl-variable-genes-among-escherichia-coli-in-community-acquired-pediatric-urinary-tract-infection
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Kallyadan V Nisha, Shetty A Veena, Shenoy D Rathika, Shenoy M Vijaya, Shetty K Avinash
INTRODUCTION: The emergence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli has become an important challenge among pediatric patients with community-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, associated risk factors and to survey the frequency of bla cefotaximase (CTX-M), bla temoneira (TEM), and bla sulfhydryl variable (SHV) genotypes in ESBL-producing E...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650129/in-vitro-efficacy-and-in-silico-analysis-of-cefixime-ofloxacin-combination-for-salmonella-typhi-from-bloodstream-infection
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Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Thirumal Kumar D, Iftikhar Aslam Tayubi, Baby Abirami S, Priyanka Babu, Elakkiya Munusamy, Bhuvaneswari Thukkaram, Raji Ravi, George Priya Doss C, Balaji Veeraraghavan
AIMS: Recently, the cefixime-ofloxacin combination is approved by drug controller general of India (DCGI) to treat typhoid fever. We sought to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of cefixime-ofloxacin combination against S. Typhi. METHODS AND RESULTS: 283 non-duplicate S. Typhi isolates collected during 2012 to 2014 were included in this study. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of cefixime and ofloxacin was determined by using broth microdilution method. Combinational testing was performed by using checkerboard assay...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626509/academic-detailing-has-a-positive-effect-on-prescribing-and-decreasing-prescription-drug-costs-a-health-plan-s-perspective
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Uche Anadu Ndefo, Rolicia Norman, Andrea Henry
BACKGROUND: When initiated by a health plan, academic detailing can be used to change prescribing practices, which can lead to increased safety and savings. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of academic detailing on prescribing and prescription drug costs of cefixime to a health plan. METHODS: A prospective intervention study was carried out that evaluated the prescribing practices and prescription drug costs of cefixime. A total of 11 prescribers were detailed by 1 pharmacist between August 2014 and March 2015...
May 2017: American Health & Drug Benefits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607013/pena-pona-porb1-and-mtrr-mutations-and-molecular-epidemiological-typing-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-with-decreased-susceptibility-to-cephalosporins
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Kayo Osawa, Katsumi Shigemura, Yukie Nukata, Koichi Kitagawa, Fukashi Yamamichi, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Toshiro Shirakawa, Soichi Arakawa, Masato Fujisawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603564/a-study-on-the-microbiological-status-of-mineral-drinking-water
#19
Faria Y Aditi, Shafkat S Rahman, Md M Hossain
INTRODUCTION: Water-borne diseases constitute a major health burden in Bangladesh. The objective of this study was to assess the overall quality of mineral water samples that obtained from different shops of Dhaka city. MATERIAL AND METHODS: To achieve the above-mentioned objective, methods of heterotrophic plate count (HPC) and total coliform count (TCC) were applied. Moreover, isolated colony from mineral water samples were characterized by using biochemical and antimicrobial susceptibility tests...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583187/antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-shigella-spp-isolated-from-children-under-5%C3%A2-years-of-age-attending-tertiary-care-hospitals-nepal-along-with-first-finding-of-esbl-production
#20
Subhash Dhital, Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand, Bharat Mani Pokharel, Keshab Parajuli, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Sangita Sharma, Hari Prasad Kattel, Sundar Khadka, Sulochana Khatiwada, Basista Rijal
BACKGROUND: Shigella is an important cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in resource-poor countries. The treatment of shigellosis mostly requires antibiotics. However, the increase of multidrug resistance along with emergence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase and ciprofloxacin resistance among Shigella spp. has challenged the situation. This study was conducted to determine the distribution of species and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Shigella species isolated from stool specimen among children less than 5 years of age in Nepal...
June 5, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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