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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930648/isothermal-diagnostic-assays-for-monitoring-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-necator-americanus-associated-with-benzimidazole-drug-resistance
#1
Nour Rashwan, Catherine Bourguinat, Kathy Keller, Nipul Kithsiri Gunawardena, Nilanthi de Silva, Roger Prichard
BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are the most prevalent intestinal helminths of humans, and a major cause of morbidity in tropical and subtropical countries. The benzimidazole (BZ) drugs albendazole (ABZ) and mebendazole (MBZ) are used for treatment of human STH infections and this use is increasing dramatically with massive drug donations. Frequent and prolonged use of these drugs could lead to the emergence of anthelmintic resistance as has occurred in nematodes of livestock...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928681/in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-combined-albedazole-ifn-%C3%AE-treatment-for-cystic-echinococcosis-in-mice
#2
Shengbin Zhang, Yongsheng Zhou, Lifu Su, Xiaodong Zhang, Hao Wang, Baoqin Liu
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a serious helminthic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus metacestode worldwide. The current chemotherapy of CE is mainly based on albendazole (ABZ). However, more than 20% CE cases failed to such chemotherapy. Thus, novel and more efficient treatment options are urgently needed. This study was to evaluate the in vivo efficacy of combined ABZ-interferon (IFN)-α treatment for CE in mice. After 5 months of secondary infection with protoscoleces, mice were randomly allocated into four groups: ABZ-treated group, IFN-α-treated group, ABZ+IFN-α group, and untreated control group...
December 7, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926918/evaluation-of-lymphatic-filariasis-and-onchocerciasis-in-three-senegalese-districts-treated-for-onchocerciasis-with-ivermectin
#3
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/27908696/erratum-to-molecular-approach-to-detect-albendazole-resistance-in-trichuris-trichiura-among-orang-asli-in-malaysia-international-journal-of-infectious-diseases-volume-45-supplement-1-april-2016-page-369
#4
Mehru Nisha, Verasingam Kumarasamy, Stephen Ambu, Fabian Davamani, Mak Joon Wah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895860/hydatid-liver-cyst-causing-portal-vein-thrombosis-and-cavernous-transformation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Serdar Kirmizi, Cuneyt Kayaalp, Sezai Yilmaz
A 33-year-old male with abdominal distention after meals was admitted to the hospital. He had a history of surgery for hydatid liver cyst. The cyst was located at the liver hilum and there were portal venous thrombosis and cavernous transformation. It had been treated with partial cystectomy, omentoplasty and albendazole. Two years later at the admission to our center, his laboratory tests were in normal ranges. Abdominal imaging methods revealed splenomegaly, portal vein thrombosis, cavernous transformation and the previously operated hydatid liver cyst...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895280/effectiveness-of-albendazole-for-hookworm-varies-widely-by-community-and-correlates-with-nutritional-factors-a-cross-sectional-study-of-school-age-children-in-ghana
#6
Debbie Humphries, Sara Nguyen, Sunny Kumar, Josephine E Quagraine, Joseph Otchere, Lisa M Harrison, Michael Wilson, Michael Cappello
Mass drug administration (MDA) targeting school-age children is recommended by the World Health Organization for the global control of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. Although considered safe and cost-effective to deliver, benzimidazole anthelminthics are variably effective against the three most common STNs, and widespread use has raised concern about the potential for emerging resistance. To identify factors mediating response to albendazole, we conducted a cross-sectional study of hookworm infection in the Kintampo North Municipality of Ghana in 2011...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888125/initiating-ntd-programs-targeting-schistosomiasis-and-soil-transmitted-helminthiasis-in-two-provinces-of-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-establishment-of-baseline-prevalence-for-mass-drug-administration
#7
Achille Kabore, Moudachirou Ibikounle, Jean Jacques Tougoue, Sylvain Mupoyi, Martin Ndombe, Scott Shannon, Eric A Ottesen, Faustin Mukunda, Naomi Awaca
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis (SCH) and soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) are widely distributed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and constitute a serious public health problem. As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), before launching mass chemotherapy to control these diseases, parasitological surveys were conducted in sentinel sites in six health zones (HZs) in Bandundu and Maniema provinces. Baseline prevalence and intensity of infection for SCH and STH were determined to establish the appropriate treatment plan using Praziquantel (PZQ) and Albendazole (ALB)...
November 22, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887694/reprint-of-assessing-the-impact-of-a-joint-human-porcine-intervention-package-for-taenia-solium-control-results-of-a-pilot-study-from-northern-lao-pdr
#8
Anna L Okello, Lian Thomas, Phouth Inthavong, Amanda Ash, Boualam Khamlome, Chattouphone Keokamphet, Kim Newberry, Charles G Gauci, Sarah Gabriël, Pierre Dorny, Rc Andrew Thompson, Marshall W Lightowlers, John Allen
Following confirmation that a remote village of approximately 300 inhabitants in northern Lao PDR was hyperendemic for the Neglected Tropical Disease Taenia solium, a pilot human-porcine therapeutic control intervention was implemented between October 2013 and November 2014. Mass drug administration with a three day albendazole 400mg protocol was offered to all eligible humans in October 2013 and March 2014. At these times, and again in October 2014, eligible village pigs received the anti-cysticercosis TSOL18 vaccination and an oral dose of oxfendazole anthelmintic at 30mg/kg, both repeated one month later...
November 22, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884580/a-benzimidazole-derivative-rcb20-in%C3%A2-vitro-induces-an-activation-of-energetic-pathways-on-taenia-crassiceps-orf-strain-cysticerci
#9
Carolina Miguel Fraga, Tatiane Luiza da Costa, Ana Maria de Castro, Olivia Reynoso-Ducoing, Javier Ambrosio, Alicia Hernández-Campos, Rafael Castillo, Marina Clare Vinaud
Human cysticercosis caused by Taenia crassiceps is unusual; however, it is an useful experimental model for cysticercosis studies. Benzimidazole derivatives are important antihelminthic drugs widely used against helminths. A novel compound 6-chloro-5-(1-naphthyloxy) -2-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-benzimidazole (RCB20) is a benzimidazole derivative less polar and more lipophilic. The aim of this study was to detect the effect of the RCB20 on the in vitro energetic metabolism of T. crassiceps cysticerci. For this, products of the metabolism both produced and secreted/excreted (S/E) by the parasite were detected through spectrophotometry and high performance liquid chromatography after exposure to 6...
November 21, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884406/-clinical-approach-to-imported-eosinophilia
#10
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/27882479/albendazole-microcrystal-formulations-based-on-chitosan-and-cellulose-derivatives-physicochemical-characterization-and-in-vitro-parasiticidal-activity-in-trichinella-spiralis-adult-worms
#11
Josefina Priotti, Ana V Codina, Darío Leonardi, María D Vasconi, Lucila I Hinrichsen, María C Lamas
The oral route has notable advantages to administering dosage forms. One of the most important questions to solve is the poor solubility of most drugs which produces low bioavailability and delivery problems, a major challenge for the pharmaceutical industry. Albendazole is a benzimidazole carbamate extensively used in oral chemotherapy against intestinal parasites, due to its extended spectrum activity and low cost. Nevertheless, the main disadvantage is the poor bioavailability due to its very low solubility in water...
November 23, 2016: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882065/hepatic-alveolar-hydatid-cyst-a-brief-review-of-published-cases-from-iran-in-the-last-20-years
#12
REVIEW
Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Baghernezhad
CONTEXT: Echinococcus multilocularis is the cause of alveolar hydatid disease, which most commonly involves the liver in more than 90% of cases. This disease is endemic in northern Iran. However, there are very few published cases from Iran. In this article, we will review all of the published cases of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis from Iran regarding all aspects, including clinical, paraclinical, and treatment protocols. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: In this brief review, the published cases of hepatic Alveolar Echinococcosis (AE) from Iran were retrieved for review via a search in PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, IranMedex, scientific information database (SID), Magiran, and Irandoc (1995 - 2015) using the keywords Echinococcus multilocularis and Iran, Alveolar hydatid cyst and Iran, liver and Alveolar hydatid cyst and Iran, and Hepatic alveolar hydatid cyst and Iran...
October 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878389/spleen-atrophy-related-immune-system-changes-attributed-to-infection-of-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-in-mouse-model
#13
Zhen Liu, Yu Wu, Ying Feng, Feng Wu, Rui-Feng Liu, Li-Fu Wang, Jin-Yi Liang, Jia-Hua Liu, Xi Sun, Zhong-Dao Wu
The spleen is one of the most important peripheral immune organs, which is frequently affected in infectious diseases. Infectious diseases can induce splenic alterations including splenic atrophy and functional alteration, while splenic atrophy may in turn interferes with recovery of infectious diseases. Angiostrongyliasis is an infectious disease by Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A. cantonensis), which invade non-permissive hosts, such as humans and mice, to cause severe damage to the central nervous system (CNS) and acute inflammatory response...
November 22, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876922/anthelmintic-potential-of-calotropis-procera-azadirachta-indica-and-punica-granatum-against-gastrothylax-indicus
#14
Rama Aggarwal, Kiranjeet Kaur, Mansi Suri, Upma Bagai
Anthelmintic activity of both ethanolic and aqueous extracts of Calotropis procera flowers, Azadirachta indica leaves and Punica granatum fruit peel in comparison with albendazole was evaluated through in vitro studies by the worm motility inhibition assay. Significant anthelmintic effects (p < 0.0005) were observed on live Gastrothylax indicus worm as evident from their mortality at 4 h post exposure to both ethanolic and aqueous extracts. Phytochemical analysis of extracts revealed the presence of phenols, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavonoids, steroids and triterpenoids...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858056/determinants-of-parasite-drug-resistance-in-human-lymphatic-filariasis
#15
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/27846915/alveolar-echinococcosis-of-the-right-adrenal-gland-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Silke Spahn, Birgit Helmchen, Urs Zingg
BACKGROUND: Extrahepatic manifestations of Echinococcus multilocularis are very rare, especially in the adrenal glands. To the best of our knowledge, only seven cases of adrenal alveolar echinococcosis have been reported, all from the Far East. All of these occurred exclusively in the right adrenal gland. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a rare case of an extrahepatic alveolar echinococcosis in an asymptomatic 78-year-old white man with an incidentaloma of his right adrenal gland...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842865/monitoring-the-efficacy-of-drugs-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-controlled-by-preventive-chemotherapy
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828973/immunization-with-brugia-malayi-myosin-as-heterologous-dna-prime-protein-boost-induces-protective-immunity-against-b-malayi-infection-in-mastomys-coucha
#18
Jyoti Gupta, Sweta Misra, Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya
The current control strategies employing chemotherapy with diethylcarbamazine, ivermectin and albendazole have reduced transmission in some filaria-endemic areas, there is growing interest for complementary approaches, such as vaccines especially in light of threat of parasite developing resistance to mainstay drugs. We earlier demonstrated recombinant heavy chain myosin of B. malayi (Bm-Myo) as a potent vaccine candidate whose efficacy was enhanced by heterologous DNA prime/protein boost (Myo-pcD+Bm-Myo) vaccination in BALB/c mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825652/-disseminated-peritoneal-hydatidosis-manifested-as-intestinal-ischaemia
#19
Enrique Rosales-Castañeda, José Luis Martínez-Ordaz, Alicia Estrada-Castellanos, Luz María Goméz-Jiménez
BACKGROUND: The hydatid disease, or echinococcosis, is endemic in Mediterranean countries, as well as in Australia, Asia, Africa, South America, and Canada. Among its complications is intraperitoneal rupture, a rare form of presentation, with highly variable symptoms. The treatment of choice is surgery plus adjuvant medical treatment in most patients. OBJECTIVE: A case is presented of a patient with disseminated peritoneal hydatidosis manifested as intestinal ischaemia...
November 5, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809969/confirmation-of-ivermectin-resistance-in-ostertagia-ostertagi-in-cattle-in-new-zealand
#20
Tania S Waghorn, Chris M Miller, Dave M Leathwick
Six suspected cases of ivermectin resistance in Ostertagia spp. in cattle were investigated after routine anthelmintic efficacy testing on commercial farms. On four farms a comprehensive faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) was undertaken using oral formulations of ivermectin (0.2mg/kg), albendazole (10mg/kg) and levamisole (7.5mg/kg) while on two farms only ivermectin was tested. The proportions of Ostertagia spp. in the untreated control and post-treatment larval cultures were used to apportion egg counts to genera and determine efficacy against this genus...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
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