Your browser doesn't support javascript.
loading
Show: 20 | 50 | 100
Results 1 - 20 de 153
Filter
1.
Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 58: e18630, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364418

ABSTRACT

Abstract The objective of the present investigation was to design, optimize and characterize the gastro retentive floating levofloxacin tablets and perform in-vivo evaluation using radiographic imaging. The floating tablets were prepared by using polymers i.e hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (HPMC-K4M) and carbopol-940 individually and in combination by nonaquous granulation method. All the Formulations were evaluated for swelling index (S.I), floating behavior and in-vitro drug release kinetics. The compatibility study of levofloxacin with other polymers was investigated by FTIR, DSC, TGA and XRD. Results from FTIR and DSC revealed no chemical interaction amongst the formulation components. The optimized formulation (F11) showed floating lag time (FLT), total floating time (TFT) swelling index (S.I) of 60 sec, >16h and approximately 75 %, respectively. Moreover, F11 showed zero order levofloxacin release in simulated gastric fluid over the period of 6 h. X-ray studies showed that total buoyancy time was able to delay the gastric emptying of levofloxacin floating tablets in rabbits for more than 4 hours. In conclusion the optimized formulation (F11) can be used for the sustained delivery of levofloxacin for the treatment of peptic ulcer.


Subject(s)
Drug Liberation , Peptic Ulcer/classification , Tablets/pharmacology , X-Rays/adverse effects , In Vitro Techniques/instrumentation , Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared , Drug Compounding/instrumentation , Process Optimization/analysis , Levofloxacin/analysis , Gastric Emptying/drug effects
2.
Rev. méd. hondur ; 89(1): 10-16, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1282992

ABSTRACT

Antecedentes: Las recomendaciones de esquemas para erradicar Helicobacter pylori se encuentran ampliamente dis- ponibles. Este es un patógeno de alta prioridad para búsqueda y desarrollo de nuevos y efectivos tratamientos. Objetivo: Descri- bir la respuesta terapéutica con terapia de rescate para infección por H. pylori, Hospital Escuela, Tegucigalpa, diciembre 2016-abril 2017. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo longitudinal retrospectivo en pacientes consecutivos con sintomatología gastrointestinal e in- fección conirmada por H. pylori. Mediante el registro del Servi- cio de Gastroenterología, Departamento de Medicina Interna, se identiicaron pacientes positivos por H. pylori. Se registraron datos sociodemográicos, clínicos y diagnósticos. El tratamiento de res- cate brindado fue, vía oral por 10 días: levoloxacina 500 mg/día, esomeprazol 40 mg dos veces/día, amoxicilina 1 gr dos veces/ día. La conirmación de la erradicación fue realizada 4-8 semanas postratamiento. Se registró información sobre la adherencia al tra- tamiento y los efectos secundarios. Resultados: Se analizaron 30 casos; 56.7% (17) pacientes nuevos y 43.3% (13) pacientes con al menos un fracaso. En el 16.0% (5) no hubo conirmación de erra- dicación; se obtuvo una tasa de erradicación del 72.0% (18/25), IC95% 50.6-87.9; siendo 78.5% (11/14) en pacientes nuevos ver- sus 63.6% (7/11) en fracasos previos, IC95% -9.6-54.0, p=0.318. Discusión: La tasa de erradicación en este grupo de pacientes no fue satisfactoria. Actualmente el tratamiento con levoloxacina es recomendado como terapia de segunda línea o de rescate en regiones con baja o alta resistencia a la claritromicina, aunque la resistencia a quinolonas ha aumentado en los últimos años en va- rios países...(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Adult , Helicobacter pylori/pathogenicity , Gastrointestinal Diseases/complications , Levofloxacin/therapeutic use , Amoxicillin/therapeutic use
3.
Rev. colomb. gastroenterol ; 35(3): 351-361, jul.-set. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138793

ABSTRACT

Resumen Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) es un bacilo gramnegativo microaerófilo, capaz de colonizar la mucosa gástrica. Este microorganismo infecta a más de la mitad de la población mundial, por lo que se ha convertido en la infección bacteriana más común. La prevalencia de la infección y de las enfermedades asociadas a ella es alta, sobre todo en países en vías de desarrollo. El tratamiento recomendado para la erradicación es la triple terapia; sin embargo, su eficacia ha disminuido por el desconocimiento del patrón de susceptibilidad bacteriano por parte del personal médico y dada la aparición de cepas resistentes. La resistencia en H. pylori se asocia con la capacidad de adaptación de la bacteria a ambientes hostiles y al uso de los antibióticos. En Colombia, existen reportes acerca de que H. pylori presenta resistencia a amoxicilina, metronidazol, claritromicina, furazolidona, levofloxacina y tetraciclina. Los estudios del patrón de susceptibilidad determinaron que la frecuencia de resistencia de H. pylori es variable y demuestran la falta de datos en la mayoría del territorio del país. Sobre la base de lo anterior, el objetivo de esta revisión es describir los porcentajes de resistencia de H. pylori a los antibióticos amoxicilina, metronidazol, claritromicina, furazolidona, levofloxacina y tetraciclina, usados en el tratamiento de la infección en los estudios realizados en Colombia.


Abstract Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a microaerophilic gram-negative bacillus that colonizes the gastric mucosa. It infects more than half the world's population, making it the most common bacterial infection. The prevalence of infection and associated diseases is high in developing countries. The recommended treatment for its eradication is triple therapy; however, its efficacy has decreased due to the lack of knowledge of the bacterial susceptibility pattern among the medical staff and the emergence of resistant strains. H. pylori susceptibility is associated with the bacteria's ability to adapt to hostile environments and the use of antibiotics. In Colombia, it has been reported that H. pylori is resistant to amoxicillin, metronidazole, clarithromycin, furazolidone, levofloxacin, and tetracycline. Studies on the susceptibility pattern have determined that the frequency of H. pylori susceptibility is variable and demonstrate the lack of data in most of the Colombian territory. With this in mind, the objective of this review is to describe the percentage of resistance to amoxicillin, metronidazole, clarithromycin, furazolidone, levofloxacin and tetracycline, which are used for the treatment of H. pylori infection, according to studies conducted in Colombia.


Subject(s)
Humans , Tetracycline , Efficacy , Helicobacter pylori , Clarithromycin , Levofloxacin , Furazolidone , Amoxicillin , Metronidazole , Prevalence , Disease Susceptibility , Disease Eradication
4.
Brasília; s.n; 20 maio 2020.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | PIE, LILACS, BRISA, PIE | ID: biblio-1097388

ABSTRACT

O Informe Diário de Evidências é uma produção do Ministério da Saúde que tem como objetivo acompanhar diariamente as publicações científicas sobre tratamento farmacológico e vacinas para a COVID-19. Dessa forma, são realizadas buscas estruturadas em bases de dados biomédicas, referente ao dia anterior desse informe. Não são incluídos estudos pré-clínicos (in vitro, in vivo, in silico). A frequência dos estudos é demonstrada de acordo com a sua classificação metodológica (revisões sistemáticas, ensaios clínicos randomizados, coortes, entre outros). Para cada estudo é apresentado um resumo com avaliação da qualidade metodológica. Essa avaliação tem por finalidade identificar o grau de certeza/confiança ou o risco de viés de cada estudo. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas já validadas e consagradas na literatura científica, na área de saúde baseada em evidências. Cabe ressaltar que o documento tem caráter informativo e não representa uma recomendação oficial do Ministério da Saúde sobre a temática. Foram encontrados 16 artigos e 7 protocolos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/drug therapy , Coronavirus Infections/drug therapy , Disease Progression , Betacoronavirus/drug effects , Technology Assessment, Biomedical , Vitamin D/therapeutic use , Prednisolone/therapeutic use , Sulbactam/therapeutic use , Chloroquine/therapeutic use , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use , Clarithromycin/therapeutic use , Azithromycin/therapeutic use , Ritonavir/therapeutic use , Drug Combinations , Oseltamivir/therapeutic use , Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein/therapeutic use , Lopinavir/therapeutic use , Levofloxacin/therapeutic use , Ampicillin/therapeutic use , Hydroxychloroquine/therapeutic use
5.
Medicina (B.Aires) ; 80(2): 111-116, abr. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1125050

ABSTRACT

La resistencia bacteriana a ciertos antibióticos condiciona el éxito del tratamiento erradicador de la infección gástrica por Helicobacter pylori y es motivo de creciente preocupación a nivel mundial. Dada la escasa evidencia publicada en Argentina sobre este tema, nuestro objetivo fue investigar factores asociados a la persistencia de H. pylori post-tratamiento antibiótico. Se determinó la frecuencia de fracaso terapéutico en 81 pacientes con gastritis por H. pylori tratados en nuestro Servicio y sometidos al estudio de urea en aire espirado para confirmar la erradicación de la infección. La edad promedio fue 58±12 y 43.2% eran hombres. La frecuencia de fracaso terapéutico fue 17.3%. De los dos esquemas más utilizados, la frecuencia de fracaso fue mayor con claritromicina + amoxicilina que con levofloxacina + amoxicilina (25% vs. 6.6%, p=0.04). Como factores de riesgo investigamos las siguientes variables: edad, género, síntomas, tabaquismo, consumo de anti-inflamatorios, diabetes, obesidad, tipo y duración de tratamiento. En el análisis univariado, el uso de esquemas con claritromicina y el género masculino se asociaron significativamente a persistencia de la infección [OR 4.2 (1.1-15.6) y 5.2 (1.1-26.4)]. En el análisis multivariado, el uso de esquema con claritromicina permaneció asociado al fracaso terapéutico [OR 5.38 (1.1-29.5)]. Concluimos que la inclusión de claritromicina en el esquema terapéutico para la gastritis por H. pylori se asoció a mayor fracaso terapéutico. Este fracaso es atribuible a alta prevalencia de resistencia de H. pylori a ese antibiótico en la población atendida en nuestro hospital y cuestiona las prácticas habituales de tratamiento en nuestro medio.


Antibiotic resistance may hinder the efficacy of eradication therapy against Helicobacter pylori infection and it has become a major concern worldwide. Due to the relatively scarce evidence published in Argentina on this topic, our aim was to describe factors associated with H. pylori persistence after antibiotic treatment. The therapeutic failure rate was described among 81 patients with H. pylori gastritis treated in our Hospital with a post-treatment urea breath test to determine successful eradication. Mean age was 58 ± 12 and 43.2% were male subjects. H. pylori persistence was observed in 17.3% of subjects. Therapeutic failure was more common among patients receiving clarithromycin + amoxicillin therapy that among those receiving levofloxacin + amoxicillin (25% vs. 6.6%, p = 0.04). The following variables were assessed: age, gender, referral symptoms, smoking, anti-inflammatory use, diabetes, obesity, treatment type and duration. Clarithromycin-based therapy and male gender were associated with infection persistence on univariate analysis [OR 4.2 (1.1-15.6) and 5.2 (1.1-26.4)]. On multivariate analysis, clarithromycin-based was associated with infection persistence [5.38 (1.1-29.5)]. We conclude that clarithromycin-based therapy is significantly associated with treatment failure. This failure may be due to an elevated prevalence of H. pylori resistance to clarithromycin in the population under study and raises the question on the utility of such therapeutic alternative.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Helicobacter Infections/drug therapy , Drug Resistance, Bacterial , Gastritis/drug therapy , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use , Argentina , Cross-Sectional Studies , Retrospective Studies , Helicobacter pylori , Helicobacter Infections/microbiology , Treatment Failure , Clarithromycin/therapeutic use , Drug Therapy, Combination , Levofloxacin/therapeutic use , Gastritis/microbiology , Amoxicillin/therapeutic use
6.
Infectio ; 23(4): 405-408, Dec. 2019. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1040011

ABSTRACT

Resumen Mujer quien inició tratamiento de rescate de segunda línea para Helicobacter pylori con levofloxacina un gramo cada 12 horas, amoxicilina 500 mg cada 8 horas y lansoprazol 40 mg cada 24 horas. Al quinto día de tratamiento manifestó mialgias generalizadas seguido por artralgias y limitación del movimiento en rodillas y codos. Al séptimo día, sin mejora, la paciente suspende la medicación y presenta resolución completa de los síntomas una semana después. No hubo secuelas, ni complicaciones, ni re-exposición al medicamento. El caso fue clasificado como probable, con un puntaje de siete en la escala de Naranjo. Este caso nos recuerda que la administración de fluoroquinolonas puede asociarse con artralgias y artropatía reversible aguda, y debería ser la primera sospecha diagnóstica en pacientes sin comorbilidad.


Abstract Woman who initiated second-line rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori with levofloxacin one gram every 12 hours, amoxicillin 500 mg every 8 hours and lansoprazole 40 mg every 24 hours. On the fifth day of treatment, she manifested generalized myalgia followed by bilateral knee and elbow arthralgia with limitation of movements. On the seventh day, without improvement, the patient discontinues the medication and achieve complete resolution of the symptoms one week later. There were no sequelae, no complications, no re-exposure to the drug. The case was classified as probable attaining a score of seven under the Naranjo's scale. This case reminds us that administration of fluoroquinolones may be associated with arthralgia and acute reversible arthropathy and should be the first diagnostic suspicion in patients without comorbidity.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Helicobacter pylori , Arthralgia , Levofloxacin , Fluoroquinolones , Myalgia , Gastritis , Anti-Bacterial Agents , Anti-Bacterial Agents/adverse effects
7.
Arq. gastroenterol ; 56(4): 361-366, Oct.-Dec. 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055160

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori infection in Chile remains as a public and private health-care system's challenge, with a prevalence of the infection over 70%. Nowadays, antibiotic treatment of the infection is mandatory to prevent the arising of severe associated diseases but failures in the eradication therapy mainly due to clarithromycin resistance has been observed worldwide and first line eradication therapy seems to be not effective anymore in several geographical areas. Thus, health-care systems are committed to maintain an epidemiological surveillance upon the evolution of the antibiotic resistance of this priority 2 pathogen. OBJECTIVE: This work reports a 10 years surveillance of the primary antibiotic resistance of H. pylori clinical isolates at the Biobío region-Chile, and the evolution of resistance toward amoxicillin, clarithromycin, levofloxacin, metronidazole, and tetracycline among the species. METHODS: H. pylori strains were investigated during the periods 2005-2007 (1435 patients analysed) and 2015-2017 (220 patients analysed) by inoculating a saline homogenate biopsy onto the surface of Columbia agar (Oxoid, Basingstoke, UK) - supplemented with 7% horse red blood cells plus DENT inhibitor (Oxoid, Basingstoke, UK) - following by incubation at 37ºC under 10% CO2 atmosphere for five days. Antibiotic resistance pattern of the isolates was assessed using the disk diffusion test in Müeller-Hinton agar supplemented with 7% horse red blood cells followed by incubation for further three days under 10% CO2 atmosphere. Statistical analysis was done using the SPSS v22 software and P values <0.05 were considered statistically significant. RESULTS: A total of 41% of 1435 patients were detected to be infected with H. pylori by bacteriological culture in 2005-2007 period, meanwhile 32.7% from 220 patients were also infected in 2015-2017 period. The clinical isolates of H. pylori are mostly susceptible to amoxicillin and tetracycline (both over 98% of strains), but less susceptible to levofloxacin in both periods analysed (over 79% of the strains). On the other hand, metronidazole continuous showing the highest score of resistant isolates (over 40% of resistant strains), although an 18% fewer resistant strains were observed in 2015-2017 period. Clarithromycin, the key antibiotic in eradication therapies, has an increased frequency of resistant strain isolated in the decade (22.5% in 2005-2007 and 29.2% in 2015-2017). Multidrug resistant strains (two, three and four antibiotics) were also detected in both periods with the highest scores for simultaneous resistance to clarithromycin-metronidazole (18%) and clarithromycin-metronidazole-levofloxacin (12.5%) resistant strains. According to gender, the isolates resistant to amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole were more frequent in female, with a specific increment in amoxicillin and clarithromycin resistance. CONCLUSION: The frequency of clarithromycin resistance (29.2%) detected in 2015-2017 suggests that conventional triple therapy is no longer effective in this region.


RESUMO CONTEXTO: A infecção por Helicobacter pylori no Chile permanece como um desafio do sistema de saúde público e privado, com prevalência da infecção acima de 70%. Hoje em dia, o tratamento antibiótico da infecção é obrigatório para prevenir o surgimento de graves doenças associadas, mas falhas na terapia de erradicação, principalmente devido à resistência à claritromicina, têm sido observadas em todo o mundo, e a terapia de erradicação de primeira linha parece não ser mais eficaz em várias áreas geográficas. Assim, os sistemas de saúde estão comprometidos em manter uma vigilância epidemiológica sobre a evolução da resistência aos antibióticos deste patógeno prioritário tipo 2. OBJETIVO: Este trabalho relata uma vigilância de 10 anos da resistência antibiótica primária de isolados clínicos de H. pylori na região do Biobío-Chile, e a evolução da resistência em relação à amoxicilina, claritromicina, levofloxacina, metronidazol e tetraciclina entre as espécies. MÉTODOS: As cepas de H. pylori foram investigadas durante os períodos 2005-2007 (1435 pacientes analisados) e 2015-2017 (220 pacientes analisados) inoculando uma biópsia de homogeneizado fisiológico na superfície do agar Columbia (Oxoid, Basingstoke, Reino Unido) - suplementado com 7% de glóbulos vermelhos do cavalo mais o inibidor de DENTE (Oxoid, Basingstoke, Reino Unido) - seguindo pela incubação em 37ºC a atmosfera de 10% de CO2 por cinco dias. O padrão de resistência aos antibióticos dos isolados foi avaliado utilizando-se o teste de difusão em disco em agar Müeller-Hinton suplementado com 7% de glóbulos vermelhos de cavalo seguidos de incubação por mais três dias a atmosfera de 10% de CO2. A análise estatística foi realizada utilizando-se o software SPSS V22 e os valores de P<0,5 foram considerados estatisticamente significantes. RESULTADOS: Um total de 41% dos 1435 pacientes foram detectados como contaminados por H. pylori pela cultura bacteriológica no período 2005-2007, ao mesmo tempo 32,7% de 220 pacientes foram contaminados igualmente no período 2015-2017. Os isolados clínicos de H. pylori são principalmente suscetíveis à amoxicilina e tetraciclina (tanto mais de 98% das cepas), mas menos suscetíveis à levofloxacina em ambos os períodos analisados (mais de 79% das cepas). Por outro lado, o metronidazol permaneceu mostrando a maior pontuação de resistentes isolados (mais de 40% de cepas resistentes), embora tenham sido observados 18% menos cepas resistentes no período de 2015-2017. A claritromicina, o antibiótico-chave em terapias de erradicação, tem uma frequência aumentada de cepa resistente isolada na década (22,5% em 2005-2007 e 29,2% em 2015-2017). Cepas multirresistentes (dois, três e quatro antibióticos) também foram detectadas em ambos os períodos com os maiores escores de resistência simultânea à claritromicina-metronidazol (18%) e claritromicina-metronidazol-levofloxacina (12,5%) cepas resistentes. De acordo com o sexo, os isolados resistentes à amoxicilina, claritromicina e metronidazol foram mais frequentes no sexo feminino, com incremento específico em amoxicilina e resistência à claritromicina. CONCLUSÃO: A frequência de resistência à claritromicina (29,2%) detectada em 2015-2017 sugere que a terapia tripla convencional não é mais efetiva nesta região.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Helicobacter pylori/drug effects , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology , Tetracycline/pharmacology , Population Surveillance , Helicobacter Infections/microbiology , Clarithromycin/pharmacology , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial , Disk Diffusion Antimicrobial Tests , Levofloxacin , Amoxicillin/pharmacology , Metronidazole/pharmacology , Middle Aged
9.
Gastroenterol. latinoam ; 30(supl.1): S18-S25, 2019. ilus, tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1116305

ABSTRACT

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram negative bacteria that survives in the gastric acid environment. The infection is acquired mainly during childhood. Fifty to 70% of adult population has the infection. However, in the last 10 year, a decrease in the prevalence of this infection has been observed in all age groups, in particular in pediatric population and elderly patients over 60 years old. The evolution of the infection depends on bacterial factors (virulence and toxins) and host immune response. People infected mainly develop gastrointestinal diseases such as gastritis, peptic ulcer and MALT lymphoma. H. pylori infection is the main risk factor of gastric cancer and for that reason, the eradication is recommended if H. pylori has been detected through invasive or non-invasive tests. Among children, eradication is not recommended unless there is a clinical manifestation that merits. H. pylori eradication is recommended in symptomatic adults and there is a controversy about massive eradication in asymptomatic population due to the risk of development of antibiotic resistance. Treatment is based on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) associated to antibiotics, that should be chosen taking into account the increasing antibiotic resistance, and local availability. Clarithromycin (CLA) and levofloxacin resistance is increasingly high, and CLA-free quadruple therapy schemes are currently recommended for first-line therapy. H. pylori eradication must be confirmed with invasive or non-invasive tests. Second-line therapy based on antibiotics not previously used, PPI high doses and bismuth is recommended.


Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) es una bacteria gramnegativa que sobrevive en el medio ácido gástrico. La infección se adquiere principalmente en la niñez. Un 50 a 70% de la población adulta es portadora, pero en los últimos 10 años, se ha observado una disminución en la prevalencia de infección en todos los grupos etarios, en particular en población pediátrica y mayores de 60 años. La evolución de la infección depende de factores propios de la bacteria (virulencia, toxinas) y de la respuesta inmune del huésped. Los individuos infectados desarrollan principalmente patologías gastrointestinales como gastritis, úlcera péptica y linfoma MALT. La infección por H. pylori es el principal factor de riesgo del cáncer gástrico por lo que se recomienda su erradicación en caso de haberse detectado mediante test invasivo o no invasivo. En niños, no es recomendable la erradicación a menos que exista una manifestación clínica que lo amerite. Se recomienda su erradicación en adultos sintomáticos y existe controversia respecto a la erradicación masiva en población asintomática debido al riesgo de desarrollar resistencia antibiótica. El tratamiento se basa en el uso de inhibidores de la bomba de protones asociado a antibióticos, los cuales deben ser escogidos teniendo en cuenta la tasa de resistencia antimicrobiana y disponibilidad local. La resistencia a claritromicina (CLA) y levofloxacino es creciente, por lo que se recomienda el uso de esquemas de cuadriterapia libre de CLA en esquemas de primera línea. Se recomienda confirmar su erradicación con test no invasivos y retratar con esquema de segunda línea con antibióticos no utilizados previamente, asociado a dosis altas de inhibidores de bomba de protones y sales de bismuto.


Subject(s)
Humans , Child , Adult , Helicobacter Infections/drug therapy , Remission Induction , Helicobacter pylori/drug effects , Helicobacter pylori/pathogenicity , Helicobacter Infections/diagnosis , Helicobacter Infections/physiopathology , Age Factors , Clarithromycin/therapeutic use , Drug Resistance, Bacterial/drug effects , Drug Therapy, Combination , Proton Pump Inhibitors/therapeutic use , Levofloxacin/therapeutic use
10.
Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 55: e18295, 2019. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011644

ABSTRACT

Inorganic and carbon based nanomaterials are widely used against several diseases, such as cancer, autoimmune diseases as well as fungi and bacteria colonization. In this work, Santa Barbara Amorphous mesoporous silica (SBA), Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs) and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) were loaded with fluoroquinolone Levofloxacin (LVF) to be applied as antimicrobial agents. The prepared via adsorption nanocarriers were characterized by Fourier-Transformed Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy as well as High Pressure liquid Chromatography. In vitro release studies were carried out using Simulated Body Fluid at 37oC and data analyzed by various kinetic models showing slow dissolution over 12-24 hours. Antimicrobial studies showed improved antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis compared to neat nanomaterials. CNTs were found to be the most promising candidates for LVF delivery and they were chosen to be further studied for their acute oral toxicity and histopathological examination using C57/Black mice. Histological examination depicted that drug loading did not affect mice organs morphology as well as hepatocyte degeneration, central vein degeneration and parenchymal necrosis scores. To conclude, the prepared nanomaterials present significant characteristics and can act as antimicrobial drug carriers; CNTs found to be safe candidates when orally fed to mice.


Subject(s)
Nanotubes/adverse effects , Nanostructures/analysis , Projects , Toxicity , Levofloxacin/agonists , In Vitro Techniques/classification , Anti-Infective Agents
12.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-762441

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Several factors contribute to differences in Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype distribution. We investigated the serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of S. pneumoniae isolated between 2014 and 2016 in Korea. METHODS: We collected a total of 1,855 S. pneumoniae isolates from 44 hospitals between May 2014 and May 2016, and analyzed the serotypes by sequential multiplex PCR. We investigated the distribution of each serotype by patient age, source of the clinical specimen, and antimicrobial resistance pattern. RESULTS: The most common serotypes were 11A (10.1%), followed by 19A (8.8%), 3 (8.5%), 34 (8.1%), 23A (7.3%), and 35B (6.2%). The major invasive serotypes were 3 (12.6%), 19A (7.8%), 34 (7.8%), 10A (6.8%), and 11A (6.8%). Serotypes 10A, 15B, 19A, and 12F were more common in patients ≤5 years old, while serotype 3 was more common in patients ≥65 years old compared with the other age groups. The coverage rates of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)7, PCV10, PCV13, and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine 23 were 11.8%, 12.12%, 33.3%, and 53.6%, respectively. Of the 1,855 isolates, 857 (46.2%) were multi-drug resistant (MDR), with serotypes 11A and 19A predominant among the MDR strains. The resistance rates against penicillin, cefotaxime, and levofloxacin were 22.8%, 12.5%, and 9.4%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: There were significant changes in the major S. pneumoniae serotypes in the community. Non-PCV13 serotypes increased in patients ≤5 years old following the introduction of national immunization programs with the 10- and 13-polyvalent vaccines.


Subject(s)
Cefotaxime , Humans , Immunization Programs , Korea , Levofloxacin , Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction , Penicillins , Pneumococcal Vaccines , Pneumonia , Serogroup , Streptococcus pneumoniae , Streptococcus , Vaccines
13.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-766862

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: To report a case of a Corynebacterium macginleyi-infected corneal ulcer of a patient who had been treated for conjunctivitis for more than 3 months. CASE SUMMARY: A 72-year-old female was transferred from a private ophthalmic clinic for evaluation of herpetic keratitis with progressive corneal edema and infiltration in the left eye. She had a history of conjunctival hyperemia and eyeball pain in her left eye 3 months prior to her visit. She was treated with levofloxacin eye drops and acyclovir ointment (Herpesid®, Samil, Co., Ltd. Seoul, Korea). On slit lamp examination, 5.4 × 4.0 mm corneal epithelial defects and stromal infiltrations were observed in the upper to central cornea, and endothelial keratic precipitates were found. Gram positive bacteria were detected on Gram staining and Corynebacterium macginleyi was identified on bacterial cultures from the conjunctiva and cornea. She was treated with topical vancomycin eye drops. After 3 months of treatment, the corneal ulcer was completely resolved, leaving mild superficial opacity on the cornea. CONCLUSIONS: While Corynebacterium macginleyi, normal flora of the conjunctiva, is considered a major causative agent for conjunctivitis and blepharitis, Corynebacterium macginleyi should also be considered a possible cause of slowly progressive keratitis in patients with chronic conjunctivitis.


Subject(s)
Acyclovir , Aged , Blepharitis , Conjunctiva , Conjunctivitis , Cornea , Corneal Edema , Corneal Ulcer , Corynebacterium , Female , Gram-Positive Bacteria , Humans , Hyperemia , Keratitis , Keratitis, Herpetic , Levofloxacin , Ophthalmic Solutions , Seoul , Slit Lamp , Vancomycin
14.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-766543

ABSTRACT

Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's leading cause of death from a single infectious disease. In addition, the incidence of TB is high in South Korea. Effective TB control requires early diagnosis and initiation of appropriate treatment. Therefore, it is very important for clinicians to understand evidence-based practical recommendations and to be familiar with up-to-date treatment regimens. In this review, we first describe anti-TB drugs, including new drugs. Secondly, we discuss the treatment of drug-susceptible TB. Finally, we present treatment strategies for drug-resistant TB, which is divided into isoniazid-resistant TB, rifampin-resistant TB, and multi-drug resistant TB. For the treatment of drug-susceptible TB, we recommend 2 months of 4 drugs (isoniazid, rifampin, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide) followed by 4 months of 2 drugs (isoniazid and rifampin). For the treatment of isoniazid-resistant TB, we recommend 6 to 9 months of 4 drugs (rifampin, ethambutol, pyrazinamide, and levofloxacin or moxifloxacin). For the treatment of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), we recommend a minimum of 5 secondary drugs, including an injectable agent and quinolone. Although the World Health Organization recommended a shorter MDR-TB regimen in 2016, the Korean guidelines for tuberculosis have not yet accepted the shorter regimen. The treatment regimen of TB differs depending on the drug resistance pattern. Therefore, it is important to treat TB properly after confirming the drug resistance pattern. In addition, as new drugs are developed, new treatment guidelines for MDR-TB should be developed that are appropriate for circumstances in Korea.


Subject(s)
Cause of Death , Communicable Diseases , Drug Resistance , Early Diagnosis , Ethambutol , Incidence , Korea , Levofloxacin , Pyrazinamide , Rifampin , Tuberculosis , Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant , Tuberculosis, Pulmonary , World Health Organization
15.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-773216

ABSTRACT

To investigate the effect of Fuyanshu Capsules combined with Western medicine antibiotics on symptoms and inflammatory factors IL-10 and IL-1β in patients with pelvic inflammatory disease and its possible mechanism. Totally 112 patients with pelvic inflammatory disease of damp-heat stagnation treated since April 2017 to April 2018 were randomly divided into treatment group( group A,57 cases) and control group( group B,55 cases). The treatment group was given Fuyanshu Capsules for 56 d,and levofloxacin hydrochloride tablets and metronidazole tablets for 14 d. The control group was given Fuyanshu Capsules as its analogue. The curative rate,effective rate and inefficiency,serum IL-10 and IL-1β levels were compared between the two groups. The curative effect was evaluated with McCormack score and traditional Chinese medicine( TCM) syndrome score. The recurrence rate and chronic pelvic pain were followed up after one menstrual cycle. It was found that the curative rate and effective rate of group A were higher than those of group B after treatment. After 28 d of treatment,there was a difference in the effective rate of TCM syndrome score between group A and group B( 62. 71% vs 8. 47%,P < 0. 01). After 56 d of treatment,serum IL-10 increased,while IL-1β decreased in group A,which was significantly different from that in group B( P<0. 01). The recurrence rate of PID and chronic pelvic pain in group A were significantly lower than those in group B( P<0. 01). The results showed that Fuyanshu Capsules combined with levofloxacin and metronidazole could alleviate the clinical symptoms and signs of chronic pelvic inflammation of damp-heat stagnation type,reduce the recurrence rate of pelvic inflammation,relieve pelvic pain,and alleviate the inflammation status of patients by regulating the expression of IL-10 and IL-1β in peripheral serum.


Subject(s)
Anti-Bacterial Agents , Therapeutic Uses , Capsules , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Therapeutic Uses , Female , Humans , Interleukin-10 , Blood , Interleukin-1beta , Blood , Levofloxacin , Medicine, Chinese Traditional , Metronidazole , Pelvic Inflammatory Disease , Drug Therapy
16.
Gut and Liver ; : 483-497, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-763878

ABSTRACT

Antibiotic resistance is the most important factor leading to the failure of eradication regimens. This review focuses on the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori primary and secondary resistance to clarithromycin, metronidazole, amoxicillin, levofloxacin, tetracycline, and multidrug in Vietnam. We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Vietnamese National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Vietnamese Biomedical databases from January 2000 to December 2016. The search terms included the following: H. pylori infection, antibiotic (including clarithromycin, metronidazole, amoxicillin, levofloxacin, tetracycline, and multidrug) resistance in Vietnam. The data were summarized in an extraction table and analyzed manually. Finally, Excel 2007 software was used to create charts. Ten studies (three studies in English and seven in Vietnamese) were included in this review. A total of 308, 412, 523, 408, 399, and 268 H. pylori strains were included in this review to evaluate the prevalence of H. pylori primary resistance to amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, levofloxacin, tetracycline, and multidrug resistance, respectively. Overall, the primary resistance rates of amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, levofloxacin, tetracycline, and multidrug resistance were 15.0%, 34.1%, 69.4%, 27.9%, 17.9% and 48.8%, respectively. Secondary resistance rates of amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, levofloxacin, tetracycline, and multidrug resistance were 9.5%, 74.9%, 61.5%, 45.7%, 23.5% and 62.3%, respectively. In Vietnam, primary and secondary resistance to H. pylori is increasing over time and affects the effectiveness of H. pylori eradication.


Subject(s)
Amoxicillin , Asian Continental Ancestry Group , Bismuth , Clarithromycin , Drug Resistance, Microbial , Drug Resistance, Multiple , Helicobacter pylori , Helicobacter , Humans , Levofloxacin , Metronidazole , Prevalence , Tetracycline , Vietnam
17.
Rev. am. med. respir ; 18(2): 111-115, jun. 2018. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-957572

ABSTRACT

Introducción: Con frecuencia las fluoroquinolonas integran los esquemas de tratamiento de tuberculosis, tanto en aquellos con enfermedad multirresistente (parte esencial de la prescripción), como también en individuos con tuberculosis sensible e intolerancia a drogas de primera línea. Objetivos: Evaluar cuáles fueron las indicaciones para incluir fluoroquinolonas en el tratamiento antituberculosis y describir los eventos adversos relacionados con su utilización. Materiales y Métodos: Se realizó un análisis retrospectivo de pacientes que iniciaron tratamiento para tuberculosis entre el 1 de enero de 2014 y el 31 de diciembre de 2016. Definimos evento adverso como aquella condición que derivó en la suspensión de un medicamento o la necesidad de utilizar drogas específicas para su manejo. Se utilizó la prueba de c2 para las comparaciones entre grupos. Resultados: Entre los 267 pacientes que iniciaron tratamiento en el período descripto, recibieron fluoroquinolonas 24 individuos (11 hombres) representando el 9% del total; 19 se trataron con moxifloxacina 400 mg/día y el resto con levofloxacina 750 mg/día. Comparando los grupos con fluoroquinolonas vs. sin fluoroquinolonas, no hubo diferencias significativas en el porcentaje de participantes de sexo masculino (46 vs. 58%), edad (34.7 ± 12 vs. 35.1 ± 15 años), afectación pulmonar (58 vs. 68%) y proporción de abandonos (26 vs. 21%). Hubo una mayor proporción de argentinos en el grupo con fluoroquinolonas vs. sin fluoroquinolonas (71 vs. 44%, p = 0.012) y de individuos VIH positivos (46 vs. 8.6%, p < 0.05). Se indicaron fluoroquinolonas en reemplazo de rifampicina en 9 pacientes (37.5%) debido a la interacción de ésta con antirretrovirales, en 9 (37.5%) por intolerancia y en 5 (21%) por resistencia a anti TB de primera línea, en 1 por el antecedente de cirrosis (en lugar de pirazinamida). El tiempo de tratamiento con fluoroquinolonas fue de 203 ± 158 días (rango 30-660) sin observarse eventos adversos relacionados con su uso. Conclusión: En el grupo examinado el uso de fluoroquinolonas no se asoció a eventos adversos, siendo las indicaciones más frecuentes en estos pacientes las interacciones medicamentosas en pacientes VIH positivos y la intolerancia a las drogas de primera línea.


Introduction: The floroquinolones are frequently used in the treatment regimes for tuberculosis (TB) in both those with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), where it forms an essential part of the regimen, as well as intolerance to first-line drugs in the TB sensitive. Objectives: To evaluate the indications to include floroquinolones in TB treatment and to describe the adverse events associated with its use. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of the patients who began treatment for TB between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016 was performed. We define adverse event as that condition that results in the suspension of a medicine or the need to use specific drugs for its management. Group characteristics were comparing by using c2 test. Results: Among the 267 patients who began treatment in the period described, 24 (11 men) received fluoroquinolones representing 9% of the total: 19 moxifloxacin 400 mg/day and the rest levofloxacin 750 mg/day. Comparing the groups with fluoroquinolones vs. without fluoroquinolones, there were no significant differences in the percentage of men (46 vs. 58%), age (34.7 ± 12 vs. 35.1 ± 15 years), pulmonary involvement (58 vs. 68%), and proportion of dropouts (26 vs. 21%). There was a higher proportion of Argentines in the group with fluoroquinolones vs. without fluoroquinolones (71 vs. 44%, p = 0,012) and HIV-positive (46 vs. 8.6%, p < 0.05). Fluoroquinolones were indicated in replacement of rifampicin in 9 patients (37.5%) due to the interaction with antiretroviral drugs, in 9 (37.5%) by intolerance and in 5 (21%) for resistance to first-line anti-TB drugs, in 1 by the history of cirrhosis (instead of pyrazinamide). The time of treatment with fluoroquinolones was 203 ± 158 days (range 30-660) with no observed adverse events related to its use. Conclusion: The use of fluoroquinolones was not associated with adverse events in the group of patients studied, drug interactions in HIV positive patients and the intolerance to first-line drugs were the most frequent indications in the studied group.


Subject(s)
Tuberculosis , Fluoroquinolones , Levofloxacin
18.
Rev. am. med. respir ; 18(2): 116-120, jun. 2018. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-957573

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Fluoroquinolones are frequently used in treatment regimes for tuberculosis both in cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, where they are an essential part of the regime, and also in cases of drug-sensitive tuberculosis with intolerance to first-line drugs. Objectives: To evaluate indications to include fluoroquinolones in the anti-tuberculosis treatment and to describe the adverse events associated with their use. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of the patients who began treatment for tuberculosis between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016 was performed. We defined an adverse event as the condition that resulted in the suspension of a drug or the need to use specific drugs for its management. Group characteristics were compared by using the c2 test. Results: Of the 267 patients who began treatment in said period, 24 (11 men) received fluoroquinolones, representing 9% of the total population; 19 were treated with 400 mg/day of moxifloxacin and the rest with 750 mg/day of levofloxacin. In the comparison of the groups receiving fluoroquinolones versus the ones without fluoroquinolones, there were no significant differences in the percentage of male participants (46 vs. 58%), age (34.7 ± 12 vs. 35.1 ± 15 years), pulmonary involvement (58 vs. 68%) and withdrawal rate (26 vs. 21%). There was a higher proportion of Argentinians (71 vs. 44%, p = 0.012) and of HIV-positive individuals (46 vs. 8.6%) p < 0.05) in the group with fluoroquinolones vs. the group without fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones were indicated in replacement of rifampicin in 9 patients (37.5%) due to its interaction with antiretroviral drugs, in 9 patients (37.5%) due to intolerance, and in 5 patients (21%) due to resistance to first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs. In one individual, fluoroquinolones were indicated instead of pyrazinamide due to history of cirrhosis. The time of treatment with fluoroquinolones was 203 ± 158 days (range 30-660) with no observed adverse events related to their use. Conclusion: In the group under study, the use of fluoroquinolones was not associated with adverse events. The most frequent indications in these patients were drug interactions in HIV-positive patients and intolerance to first-line drugs.


Subject(s)
Tuberculosis , Fluoroquinolones , Levofloxacin
20.
Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2018; 34 (1): 10-14
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-170982

ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyze the efficacy of therapeutic endoscopy in combination with quadruple therapy in treating bleeding caused by gastric ulcer and investigate the factors inducing rebleeding


Methods: Two hundred and twelve patients with bleeding caused by gastric ulcer who were admitted to Binzhou People's Hospital, Shandong, China between April 2015 and April 2016 were selected as research subjects. The patients were randomly divided into a control group and an experimental group. Patients in the control group were treated by quadruple therapy, while patients in the observation group received therapeutic endoscopy treatment in addition to the same treatment as the control group. The treatment efficacy, adverse reaction, H pylori [Hp] clearance rate and rebleeding were compared between the two groups


Results: The effective rate of the observation group was 98.1%, which was significantly higher than that of the control group [80.2%], and the difference had statistical significance [P<0.05]. The incidence of adverse reactions in the observation group was lower than that in the control group. The Hp clearance rate of the observation group was higher than that of the control group, and the difference had statistical significance [P<0.05]. The multi-factor analysis on rebleeding suggested that whether therapeutic endoscopy was performed or not, hemoglobin level and presence of peptic ulcer stage A1 were independent risk factors


Conclusion: Endoscopic treatment in combination with quadruple therapy is better in the treatment of bleeding caused by gastric ulcer as compared to medical treatment alone. Patients with high-risk factors such as low content of hemoglobin and ulcer at stage A1 should be monitored more carefully to prevent the occurrence of rebleeding


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal , Stomach Ulcer/complications , Levofloxacin/therapeutic use , Amoxicillin/therapeutic use , Lansoprazole/therapeutic use , Bismuth/therapeutic use , Drug Therapy, Combination
SELECTION OF CITATIONS
SEARCH DETAIL