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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775695/pulsatilla-decoction-inhibits-candida-albicans-proliferation-and-adhesion-in-a-mouse-model-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-via-the-dectin-1-signaling-pathway
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Lilin Yang, Haiwang Wu, Weiyu Qiu, Longyi Guo, Xin Du, Qingying Yu, Jie Gao, Songping Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pulsatilla decoction (PD) is a classical prescription in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been reported to have inhibitory effects on Candida albicans proliferation. STUDY AIM: To investigate the therapeutic effects of PD in the treatment of Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and elucidate the potential mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female BALB/c mice (N=90) were randomized to six treatment groups, including the Control group, Model group, three PD groups and Fluconazole group which served as a positive control (20mg/kg weekly)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775027/-clinical-research-of-different-characteristics-of-fungal-ball-sinusitis
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M J Wang, B Zhou, Y C Li, S J Cui, Q Huang
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical features of different subtypes of fungal ball sinusitis. Method: Four hundred and forty-nine cases with fungal ball rhinosinusitis (FBS) were involved in this retrospective analysis. The clinical features including symptoms, signs, and imaging scans, pathological results were all collected for each patient and the patients were classified into different subtypes according to these clinical features and the follow-up treatment. Result: In this retrospective study, 449 patients who diagnosed with fungal ball sinusitis were involved...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774605/mixed-infections-are-a-critical-factor-in-the-treatment-of-superficial-mycoses
#3
A Gawaz, G Weisel
BACKGROUND: Superficial fungal infections of the skin, nails and hair are common with Trichophyton rubrum and Candida albicans being the main pathogens. Yet, in some patients, mycological cultures show growth of more than one fungal agent in the same anatomical region. OBJECTIVE: This study analyses prevalence, frequency and fungal agents found in superficial fungal mixed infections and discusses consequences for diagnostics and treatment. METHODS: Mycological data obtained between January 2006 to December 2015 from clinical specimens from a total cohort of 7733 patients with suspected fungal infections were retrospectively analysed...
May 17, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773602/clofarabine-high-dose-cytarabine-and-liposomal-daunorubicin-in-pediatric-relapsed-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-phase-ib-study
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Natasha K A van Eijkelenburg, Mareike Rasche, Essam Ghazaly, Michael N Dworzak, Thomas Klingebiel, Claudia Rossig, Guy Leverger, Jan Stary, Eveline S J M de Bont, Dana A Chitu, Yves Bertrand, Benoit Brethon, Brigitte Strahm, Inge M van der Sluis, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Dirk Reinhardt, C Michel Zwaan
Survival in children with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia is unsatisfactory. Treatment consists of one course fludarabine, cytarabine and liposomal daunorubicin, followed by fludarabine and cytarabine and stem-cell transplantation. Study ITCC 020/I-BFM 2009-02 aimed to identify the recommended phase 2 dose of clofarabine replacing fludarabine in the abovementioned combination regimen (3+3 design). Escalating dose-levels of clofarabine (20-40mg/m2/day x5days) and liposomal daunorubicin (40-0mg/m2/day) were administered with cytarabine (2g/m2/day x5days)...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773439/the-evaluation-of-frequency-of-nephrotoxicity-caused-by-liposomal-amphotericin-b
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Hideo Kato, Mao Hagihara, Yuka Yamagishi, Yuichi Shibata, Yukiko Kato, Tatsuro Furui, Hiroki Watanabe, Nobuhiro Asai, Yusuke Koizumi, Hiroshige Mikamo
BACKGROUND: Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) was developed to reduce nephrotoxicity and maximize the therapeutic utility of amphotericin B in the treatment of invasive fungal infections. However, there is little investigation into the safety of L-AmB in patients with several renal functions. Therefore, we retrospectively evaluated the clinical safety of L-AmB among patients with several renal functions. METHODS: We divided patients treated with L-AmB from April 2014 to September 2016 into 4 groups (estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)≥60, 60 > eGFR≥30, eGFR<30 and hemodialysis)...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773435/epidemiology-of-antifungal-susceptibility-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
I Hadrich, A Ayadi
Fungal infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite the latest developments of diagnostic tools and therapeutic options. Early initiation of the appropriate antifungal therapy has been demonstrated to have a direct impact on the patient's outcome. Antifungal susceptibility testing methods are available to detect antifungal resistance and to determine the best treatment for a specific fungus. American and European standards have been developed, as well as equivalent commercial systems, which are more appropriate for clinical laboratories...
May 14, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773009/cloning-and-characterization-of-promoters-of-the-fungal-immunomodulatory-protein-genes-from-ganoderma-spp-agaricomycetes-and-their-response-to-methyl-jasmonate-and-salicylic-acid
#7
Qi-Zhang Li, Yu-Zhou Chang, Kai-Qi Su, Xiao-Lei Wang, Xiao-Hui Bai, Xuan-Wei Zhou
Ganoderma mushrooms for medicinal use contain various bioactive compounds, but the genetic elements available for these medicinal mushrooms are still limited. In this study we cloned and analyzed the promoters of fungal immunomodulatory protein (FIP) genes from G. lucidum and G. atrum. FIP gene expression was induced by different concentrations of methyl jasmonate (MeJA) and salicylic acid (SA), and messenger RNA expression was detected by quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. The results provided 5' upstream sequences of FIP genes from G...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772715/effects-of-sparassis-crispa-in-medical-therapeutics-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#8
Le Thi Nhu Ngoc, You-Kwan Oh, Young-Jong Lee, Young-Chul Lee
In this study, we investigated the therapeutic potential and medical applications of Sparassis crispa ( S. crispa ) by conducting a systematic review of the existing literature and performing a meta-analysis. The original efficacy treatment of the mushroom extract is considered primarily and searched in electronic databases. A total of 623 articles were assessed, 33 randomized controlled experiments were included after the manual screening, and some papers, review articles, or editorials that did not contain data were excluded...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771976/skin-disease-prevalence-study-in-schoolchildren-in-rural-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire-implications-for-integration-of-neglected-skin-diseases-skin-ntds
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Rie Roselyne Yotsu, Kouamé Kouadio, Bamba Vagamon, Konan N'guessan, Amari Jules Akpa, Aubin Yao, Julien Aké, Rigobert Abbet Abbet, Barbine Tchamba Agbor Agbor, Roger Bedimo, Norihisa Ishii, L Claire Fuller, Roderick Hay, Oriol Mitjà, Henning Drechsler, Kingsley Asiedu
BACKGROUND: Early detection of several skin-related neglected tropical diseases (skin NTDs)-including leprosy, Buruli ulcer, yaws, and scabies- may be achieved through school surveys, but such an approach has seldom been tested systematically on a large scale in endemic countries. Additionally, a better understanding of the spectrum of skin diseases and the at-risk populations to be encountered during such surveys is necessary to facilitate the process. METHODS: We performed a school skin survey for selected NTDs and the spectrum of skin diseases, among primary schoolchildren aged 5 to 15 in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa...
May 17, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771758/opportunistic-fungal-infection-in-children-and-management
#10
Joseph M Lam
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: An opportunistic mycosis is a fungal agent of low pathogenicity that specifically infects immunocompromised hosts. Advances in transplantation, preterm care, immunosuppressive therapies and intensive care, have lead to the emergence of pediatric patients with serious immunodeficiency who are vulnerable to nonpathogenic fungi. RECENT FINDINGS: The advent of the use of biologic agents in pediatric disease as well as the advances in care of preterm and immunosuppressed patients opens up a new cohort of patients at risk of opportunistic mycotic infections...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769064/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-triterpenoid-and-phenolic-derivatives-from-two-cameroonian-melastomataceae-plants-dissotis-senegambiensis-and-amphiblemma-monticola
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Raissa Tioyem Nzogong, Fabrice Sterling Tchantchou Ndjateu, Steve Endeguele Ekom, Jules-Arnaud Mboutchom Fosso, Maurice Ducret Awouafack, Mathieu Tene, Pierre Tane, Hiroyuki Morita, Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Jean-de-Dieu Tamokou
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat against humankind and the search for new therapeutics is needed. This study aims to investigate the antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of ethanol extracts and compounds isolated from Dissotis senegambiensis and Amphiblemma monticola, two Cameroonian Melastomataceae species traditionally used for the treatment of fever, malaria and infectious diseases. METHODS: The plant extracts were prepared by maceration in ethanol...
May 16, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768566/pulmonary-paracoccidioidomycosis-a-case-report-of-reactivation-in-a-patient-receiving-biological-therapy
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Lúcia Carla Polaco Covre, Pâmela Mazzini Hombre, Aloísio Falqueto, Paulo Mendes Peçanha, Valéria Valim
Paracoccidioidomycosis is an endemic disease in Latin America that is rarely associated with immunosuppression and biological therapy. Herein, we report for the first time a case of pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis reactivation after infliximab treatment. A 47-year-old man from Brazil received infliximab to treat psoriatic spondyloarthropathy and presented with cough, dyspnea, weight loss, and fever. Chest computed tomography revealed a pulmonary nodule and biopsy confirmed paracoccidioidomycosis. Treatment with sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim was initiated for fungal infection and infliximab was reintroduced two months later...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766796/biological-and-in-silico-studies-on-synthetic-analogues-of-tyrosine-betaine-as-inhibitors-of-neprilysin-a-drug-target-for-the-treatment-of-heart-failure
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Daniel Fabio Kawano, Marcelo Rodrigues de Carvalho, Mauricio Ferreira Marcondes Machado, Adriana Karaoglanovic Carmona, Gilberto Ubida Leite Braga, Ivone Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Fungal secondary metabolites are important sources for the discovery of new pharmaceuticals, as exemplified by penicillin, lovastatin and cyclosporine. Searching for secondary metabolites of the fungi Metarhizium ssp., we previously identified tyrosine betaine as a major constituent. METHODS: Because of the structural similarity with other inhibitors of neprilysin (NEP), an enzyme explored for the treatment of heart failure, we devised the synthesis of tyrosine betaine and three analogues to be subjected to in vitro NEP inhibition assays and to molecular modeling studies...
May 14, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765961/efinaconazole-10-topical-solution-case-review-of-onychomycosis-patients-who-were-completely-cured-at-week-24
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Boni E Elewski, Antonella Tosti, Tina Lin
Background: Clinical studies with topical onychomycosis agents typically involve daily application over 48 weeks. Some patients are cured earlier; however, individual data are limited. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess baseline demographics/disposition of onychomycosis patients completely cured at week 24 following daily efinaconazole treatment. Methods: We conducted a week-24 case review of 2 identical, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled studies on 1,655 patients with mild-to-moderate onychomycosis...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762860/new-pathogens-new-tricks-emerging-drug-resistant-fungal-pathogens-and-future-prospects-for-antifungal-therapeutics
#15
REVIEW
Jennifer Geddes-McAlister, Rebecca S Shapiro
Fungal pathogens are a growing threat to public health. As human immunodeficiency becomes increasingly common, fungal infections are becoming more prevalent. The use of antifungal agents for prophylaxis and treatment of fungal infections has favored the emergence of previously rare or unidentified species of drug-resistant fungal pathogens, including several Candida and Cryptococcus species, as well as mold pathogens. As these new and increasingly drug-resistant fungal pathogens continue to emerge, novel strategies for rapid identification and treatment are necessary to combat these life-threatening infections...
May 15, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761779/-diagnosing-and-treating-of-onychomycosis
#16
Jacob Tolstrup, Gregor Borut Jemec, Rasmus Krøger Hare, Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Ditte Marie Saunte
Onychomycosis is a frequent disorder, which accounts for approximately 50% of nail changes. Many patients are treated for onychomycosis without a mycological verification being done. The patients may be in risk of being treated for a non-existent fungal infection with lack of effect and potential adverse events. This review highlights the importance of choosing the correct sampling and diagnostic methods, as genus and/or species identification is essential when choosing the optimal treatment strategies.
May 14, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761326/fusariosis-in-a-captive-south-american-sea-lion-otaria-flavescens-a-case-report
#17
Laura Reisfeld, Carlos Sacristán, Paloma Canedo, Bruna Schwarz, Ana Carolina Ewbank, Fernando Esperón, José Luiz Catão-Dias
Superficial mycoses are commonly reported in captive pinnipeds, usually maintained in wet and warm environments, favorable to fungal growth. Most superficial mycoses in pinnipeds have been described as difficult to treat; however, the majority of the reports come from past decades. Cutaneous lesions associated with opportunistic Fusarium sp. infections have been previously recognized in this taxon. We described the clinical signs, associated lesions and diagnosis (thermography, imprint cytology, histopathology, culture, electron microscopy, PCR) of a fusariosis case by Fusarium sp...
May 14, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760689/-trichoderma-biofertilizer-links-to-altered-soil-chemistry-altered-microbial-communities-and-improved-grassland-biomass
#18
Fengge Zhang, Yunqian Huo, Adam B Cobb, Gongwen Luo, Jiqiong Zhou, Gaowen Yang, Gail W T Wilson, Yingjun Zhang
In grasslands, forage and livestock production results in soil nutrient deficits as grasslands typically receive no nutrient inputs, leading to a loss of grassland biomass. The application of mature compost has been shown to effectively increase grassland nutrient availability. However, research on fertilization regime influence and potential microbial ecological regulation mechanisms are rarely conducted in grassland soil. We conducted a two-year experiment in meadow steppe grasslands, focusing on above- and belowground consequences of organic or Trichoderma biofertilizer applications and potential soil microbial ecological mechanisms underlying soil chemistry and microbial community responses...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760548/silver-nanoparticles-induced-alterations-in-multiple-cellular-targets-which-are-critical-for-drug-susceptibilities-and-pathogenicity-in-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
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Venkatraman Srinivasan Radhakrishnan, Mohana Krishna Reddy Mudiam, Manish Kumar, Surya Prakash Dwivedi, Surinder Pal Singh, Tulika Prasad
Purpose: A significant increase in the incidence of fungal infections and drug resistance has been observed in the past decades due to limited availability of broad-spectrum antifungal drugs. Nanomedicines have shown significant antimicrobial potential against various drug-resistant microbes. Silver nanoparticles (AgNps) are known for their antimicrobial properties and lower host toxicity; however, for clinical applications, evaluation of their impact at cellular and molecular levels is essential...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760132/a-multimodal-imaging-approach-enables-in-vivo-assessment-of-antifungal-treatment-in-a-mouse-model-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
#20
Jennifer Poelmans, Uwe Himmelreich, Liesbeth Vanherp, Luca Zhai, Amy Hillen, Bryan Holvoet, Sarah Belderbos, Matthias Brock, Johan Maertens, Greetje Vande Velde, Katrien Lagrou
Aspergillus fumigatus causes life-threatening lung infections in immunocompromised patients. Mouse models are extensively used in research to assess the in vivo efficacy of antifungals. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the use of non-invasive imaging techniques to evaluate experimental infections. However, single imaging modalities have limitations concerning the type of information they can provide. In this study, magnetic resonance imaging and bioluminescence imaging were combined to obtain longitudinal information on the extent of developing lesions and fungal load in a leucopenic mouse model of IPA...
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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