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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333259/predisposing-factors-and-outcome-of-uncommon-yeast-species-related-fungaemia-based-on-an-exhaustive-surveillance-programme-2002-14
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Stéphane Bretagne, Charlotte Renaudat, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Karine Sitbon, Olivier Lortholary, Françoise Dromer
Objectives: Using registry data to compare fungaemia caused by uncommon yeast species (UYS; i.e. other than Candida albicans , Candida glabrata , Candida parapsilosis , Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei ) and C. albicans -related fungaemia can reveal specific predisposing factors of UYS with potential impact on treatment strategies. Methods: We analysed 338 episodes of UYS fungaemia prospectively collected from 27 hospitals (Paris, France; 1 October 2002-31 December 2014) and compared these with 1998 single episodes of C...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332720/efficacy-and-safety-of-luliconazole-5-nail-solution-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis-a-multicenter-double-blind-randomized-phase-iii-study
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Shinichi Watanabe, Hiroshi Kishida, Akihiro Okubo
Onychomycosis is a highly prevalent and intractable disease. The first-line treatment agents are oral preparations, but an effective topical medication has long been desired. The objective was to investigate the efficacy and safety of luliconazole 5% nail solution, an imidazole antifungal agent, for the treatment of patients with onychomycosis. A multicenter, double-blind, randomized phase III study was conducted in Japanese patients with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis affecting the great toenails, with 20-50% clinical involvement...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331838/bibliometric-analysis-of-literature-on-antifungal-triazole-resistance-1980-2015
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Waleed M Sweileh, Ansam F Sawalha, Samah Al-Jabi, Sa'ed H Zyoud
BACKGROUND: Triazole antifungal agents play an important role in the treatment of a wide range of fungal infections. Little is known about antifungal triazole drug resistance when compared to antibiotic resistance. Therefore, this study was carried out to give a bibliometric overview of literature on triazole antifungal drug resistance. METHODS: Keywords related to triazole drug class and resistance were used in a search query in the Scopus search engine. The time span was set from 1980 to 2015...
March 2017: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331627/topical-drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-isolated-to-the-hands
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Sarika M Ramachandran, Jonathan S Leventhal, Loren G Franco, Adnan Mir, Ruth F Walters, Andrew G Franks
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) is a well-defined subtype of lupus erythematosus, characterised by photosensitivity, annular and/or psoriasiform lesions, variable systemic involvement and presence of circulating SSA/anti-Ro antibodies. SCLE may be idiopathic or drug-induced. Both the idiopathic and drug-induced forms of SCLE are analogous in their clinical, serological and histological features. Drug-induced SCLE has been reported with various oral agents, but to our knowledge this is the first reported case due to a topical medication...
2017: Lupus Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331311/a-potential-in-situ-gel-formulation-loaded-with-novel-fabricated-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticles-for-enhancing-and-sustaining-the-ophthalmic-delivery-of-ketoconazole
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Tarek Abdelnapy Ahmed, Bader M Aljaeid
Oral ketoconazole therapy is commonly associated with serious hepatotoxicity. Improving ocular drug delivery could be sufficient to treat eye fungal infections. The purpose of this study was to develop optimized ketoconazole poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles (NPs) with subsequent loading into in situ gel (ISG) formulation for ophthalmic drug delivery. Three formulation factors were optimized for their effect on particle size (Y1) and entrapment efficiency (Y2) utilizing central composite experimental design...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330212/paper-wasp-nest-mediated-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-for-antimicrobial-catalytic-anticoagulant-and-thrombolytic-applications
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Agbaje Lateef, Monsurat A Akande, Sunday A Ojo, Bolaji I Folarin, Evariste B Gueguim-Kana, Lorika S Beukes
Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using nest extract of paper wasp (Polistes sp) was investigated in this work. The AgNPs were characterized by UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and evaluated for antibacterial, antifungal, dye degradation, blood anticoagulation, and blood clot dissolution (thrombolytic) activities. The crystalline polydispersed AgNPs with size range of 12.5-95.55 nm absorbed maximally at 428 nm and showed anisotropic structures of sphere, triangle, hexagon, rod, and rhombus...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329511/an-update-in-drug-induced-subacute-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus
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Timothy C Michaelis, Richard D Sontheimer, Garrett C Lowe
BACKGROUND: It has been over three decades sincethe first report of drug-induced subacute cutaneouslupus erythematosus (DI-SCLE) was described. Withan increasing variety of implicated drugs and thepotential for publication bias, we must consider: 1) hasthere been a change in drugs most often reported inDI-SCLE over time, and, 2) if so, of which drugs shouldclinicians be most suspicious in the setting of possibleDI-SCLE? OBJECTIVE: To determine which drug(s) present thehighest risk for inducing DI-SCLE...
March 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326065/antifungal-therapy-for-systemic-mycosis-and-the-nanobiotechnology-era-improving-efficacy-biodistribution-and-toxicity
#8
REVIEW
Ana C O Souza, Andre C Amaral
Fungal diseases have been emerging as an important public health problem worldwide with the increase in host predisposition factors due to immunological dysregulations, immunosuppressive and/or anticancer therapy. Antifungal therapy for systemic mycosis is limited, most of times expensive and causes important toxic effects. Nanotechnology has become an interesting strategy to improve efficacy of traditional antifungal drugs, which allows lower toxicity, better biodistribution, and drug targeting, with promising results in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323096/nanoparticles-as-safe-and-effective-delivery-systems-of-antifungal-agents-achievements-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Ghareb M Soliman
Invasive fungal infections are becoming a major health concern in several groups of patients leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Moreover, cutaneous fungal infections are a major cause of visits to outpatient dermatology clinics. Despite the availability of several effective agents in the antifungal drug arena, their therapeutic outcome is less than optimal due to limitations related to drug physicochemical properties and toxicity. For instance, poor aqueous solubility limits the formulation options and efficacy of several azole antifungal drugs while toxicity limits the benefits of many other drugs...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322031/consensus-based-comparison-of-chromatographic-and-computationally-estimated-lipophilicity-of-benzothiepino-3-2-c-pyridine-derivatives-as-potential-antifungal-drugs
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Sandra Šegan, Nina Božinović, Igor Opsenica, Filip Andrić
Lipophilicity is one of the essential properties influencing drug absorption, excretion and metabolism. It is used for screening of viable drug candidates. Chromatographic behavior of thiepino[3,2-c:6,7-c']dipyridine and 16 benzothiepino[3,2-c]pyridine derivatives as potential antifungal drugs was studied using thin-layer chromatography under typical reversed-phase conditions and two microemulsion chromatographic systems. Seventeen chromatographic and nine in silico lipophilicity measures were estimated. They were compared by classical multivariate approaches: principal component analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis, and ranked and grouped by the non-parametric method-Sum of ranking differences...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322011/fcrav2-a-gene-with-rogdi-domain-involved-in-fusarium-head-blight-and-crown-rot-on-durum-wheat-caused-by-fusarium-culmorum
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Francesca Spanu, Barbara Scherm, Irene Camboni, Virgilio Balmas, Giovanna Pani, Safa Oufensou, Nicolo' Macciotta, Matias Pasquali, Quirico Migheli
Fusarium culmorum is a soil-borne fungal pathogen able to cause foot and root rot and Fusarium head blight on small grain cereals, particularly on wheat and barley. It causes significant yield and quality loss and results in the contamination of kernels with type B trichothecene mycotoxins. Knowledge on pathogenicity factors of this fungus is still limited. A transposon tagging approach based on the mimp1/impala double component system has allowed us to select a mutant altered in multiple metabolic and morphological processes, trichothecene production and virulence...
March 21, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321466/the-risk-and-clinical-outcome-of-candidemia-depending-on-underlying-malignancy
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Olivier Lortholary, Charlotte Renaudat, Karine Sitbon, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Stéphane Bretagne, Françoise Dromer
PURPOSE: To assess the risk factors and outcomes associated with fungemia caused by the six most commonly occurring Candida species in patients with and without malignancies. METHODS: Analysis of the episodes of fungemia due to common Candida species in adults, based on an active hospital-based surveillance program (Paris area, France, 2002 to 2014). RESULTS: Of the 3417 patients (3666 isolates), 1164 (34.1%) had a solid tumor (45.7% digestive tract) and 586 (17...
March 20, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318747/ultra-fast-quantitation-of-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-by-coated-blade-spray-mass-spectrometry
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Marcos Tascon, Germán Augusto Gómez-Ríos, Nathaly Reyes-Garcés, Justen Poole, Ezel Boyacı, Janusz Pawliszyn
Voriconazole is a triazole broad-spectrum antifungal medication often used to treat fungal infections caused by Aspergillus and Fusarium species. One of the main challenges associated with the implementation of this medication is its narrow therapeutic concentration range, demonstrating toxicity at concentrations above 6μg/mL and limited efficacy at concentrations below 2μg/mL. As a result, methodologies which permit the rapid and accurate quantitation of voriconazole in patients are highly desirable. In this work two different approaches based on coated blade spray directly coupled to mass spectrometry (CBS-MS) are introduced; each enabling the quantitation of voriconazole in plasma samples with a simple and fast sample preparation and no chromatographic step...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303122/antifungal-drug-susceptibility-of-candida-species-isolated-from-hiv-positive-patients-recruited-at-a-public-hospital-in-s%C3%A3-o-lu%C3%A3-s-maranh%C3%A3-o-brazil
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Ana L G Terças, Sirlei G Marques, Eduardo B Moffa, Márcia B Alves, Conceição M P S de Azevedo, Walter L Siqueira, Cristina A Monteiro
Oropharyngeal candidiasis is the most common fungal infection in hospitalized patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Its progression results in invasive infections, which are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to quickly and accurately identify Candida spp. from oral mucosa of AIDS patients recruited at Presidente Vargas Hospital, in São Luís city, Brazil and to evaluate the sensitivity profile of these fungi to antifungals by using an automated system. Isolates were collected from oropharyngeal mucosa of 52 hospitalized AIDS patients, under anti-viral and antifungal therapies...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300390/recruitment-and-regulation-of-the-non-ribosomal-peptide-synthetase-modifying-cytochrome-p450-involved-in-nikkomycin-biosynthesis
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Courtney E Wise, Thomas M Makris
The beta-hydroxylation of L-histidine is the first step in the biosynthesis of the imidazolone base of the antifungal drug nikkomycin. The cytochrome P450 (NikQ) hydroxylates the amino acid while it is appended via a phosphopantetheine linker to the non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) NikP1. The latter enzyme is comprised of an MbtH, and single adenylation and thiolation domains, a minimal composition that allows for detailed binding and kinetics studies using an intact and homogeneous NRPS substrate. Electron paramagnetic resonance studies confirm that a stable complex is formed with NikQ with NikP1 when the amino acid is tethered...
March 16, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299978/in-vitro-antibacterial-antifungal-and-antioxidant-activities-of-eucalyptus-spp-leaf-extracts-related-to-phenolic-composition
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Hosam O Elansary, Mohamed Z M Salem, Nader A Ashmawy, Kowiyou Yessoufou, Ahmed A A El-Settawy
The crude methanolic extracts from leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis L., E. camaldulensis var obtusa and E. gomphocephala grown in Egypt were investigated to explore their chemical composition as well as their antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activities. Major phenolics found were ellagic acid, quercetin 3-O-rhamnoside, quercetin 3-O-b-D-glucuronide, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid. The antioxidant activities were examined by the 2,2'-diphenypicrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and β-Carotene-linoleic acid assays...
March 16, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298477/central-role-of-the-trehalose-biosynthesis-pathway-in-the-pathogenesis-of-human-fungal-infections-opportunities-and-challenges-for-therapeutic-development
#17
REVIEW
Arsa Thammahong, Srisombat Puttikamonkul, John R Perfect, Richard G Brennan, Robert A Cramer
Invasive fungal infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in part due to a limited antifungal drug arsenal. One therapeutic challenge faced by clinicians is the significant host toxicity associated with antifungal drugs. Another challenge is the fungistatic mechanism of action of some drugs. Consequently, the identification of fungus-specific drug targets essential for fitness in vivo remains a significant goal of medical mycology research. The trehalose biosynthetic pathway is found in a wide variety of organisms, including human-pathogenic fungi, but not in humans...
June 2017: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296357/antibacterial-antifungal-and-antiviral-effects-of-three-essential-oil-blends
#18
Amandine Brochot, Angèle Guilbot, Laïla Haddioui, Christine Roques
New agents that are effective against common pathogens are needed particularly for those resistant to conventional antimicrobial agents. Essential oils (EOs) are known for their antimicrobial activity. Using the broth microdilution method, we showed that (1) two unique blends of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Daucus carota, Eucalyptus globulus and Rosmarinus officinalis EOs (AB1 and AB2; cinnamon EOs from two different suppliers) were active against the fourteen Gram-positive and -negative bacteria strains tested, including some antibiotic-resistant strains...
March 14, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289970/trans-ungual-delivery-of-ar-12-a-novel-antifungal-drug
#19
Avadhesh Singh Kushwaha, P Sharma, H N Shivakumar, C Rappleye, A Zukiwski, S Proniuk, S Narasimha Murthy
AR-12 is a novel small molecule with broad spectrum antifungal activity. Recently, AR-12 was found to be highly active against Trichophyton rubrum, one of the predominantly responsible organisms that cause onychomycosis. The primary objective of this project was to investigate the ability of AR-12 to penetrate into and across the human nail plate followed by improving its trans-ungual permeation using different penetration enhancers. TranScreen-N™, a high throughput screening method was utilized to explore the potential nail penetration enhancers to facilitate the drug delivery through the nail...
March 13, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289028/assessment-and-optimizations-of-candida-albicans-in-vitro-biofilm-assays
#20
Matthew B Lohse, Megha Gulati, Ashley Valle Arevalo, Adam Fishburn, Alexander D Johnson, Clarissa J Nobile
Candida albicans biofilms have a significant medical impact due to their rapid growth on implanted medical devices, their resistance to antifungal drugs, and their ability to seed disseminated infections. Biofilm assays performed in vitro allow for rapid, high-throughput screening of gene deletion libraries or antifungal compounds and typically serve as precursors to in vivo studies. Here, we compile and discuss the protocols for several recently published C. albicans biofilm in vitro assays. We also describe improved versions of these protocols as well as novel in vitro assays...
March 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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