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Cat-scratch disease is common among children. Among adults the disease is less often considered in the differential diagnosis of enlarged lymph nodes and fever.
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Malaria remains the most prevalent tropical disease, and due to the spread of resistant parasites novel therapeutics are urgently needed. Azithromycin has shown potential in malaria treatment so we designed hybrid azalide molecules with the aim to improve activity against and selectivity for the malaria parasite. Novel hybrid molecules comprising 4-aminoquinoline moiety covalently liked to 15-membered azalide scaffold at position C-3' were synthesized and biologically evaluated. Antimalarial testing against Plasmodium falciparum sensitive and resistant strains confirmed the improved in vitro activity over azithromycin and chloroquine. Selectivity of the compounds (HepG2 IC(50)/P. falciparum IC(50) ratio) for the parasite was high (100-2700) and their antibacterial activity diminished. Even though oral bioavailability determined for compound 12 was low, novel quinoline C-3'-substituted 15-membered azalides represent an interesting subclass of antimalarial macrolides that need further research and evaluation.
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International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number - ISRCTN51783227 , Registered on 18 September 2014. Current protocol version 2.0 17 June 2015.
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An 83-year-old African American man stabilized on warfarin therapy (10 mg on Wednesdays, 7.5 mg on other days) developed a prolonged prothrombin time one day after starting azithromycin 500 mg. The elevated prothrombin time normalized 3 days after azithromycin was discontinued. After the initial increase in the international normalized ratio, the absence of any significant confounding factors affecting the anticoagulant effect of warfarin in our patient and the numerous reports of such interactions indicate that an interaction between azithromycin and warfarin may have been responsible for the elevated prothrombin time seen in this patient. An objective causality assessment revealed that the adverse event was probably related to the combination of these drugs.
Dysregulated repair following epithelial injury is a key forerunner of disease in many organs, and the acquisition of a mesenchymal phenotype by the injured epithelial cells (epithelial to mesenchymal transition, EMT) may serve as a source of fibrosis. The macrolide antibiotic azithromycin and the DNA synthesis inhibitor mycophenolate are in clinical use but their mechanism of action remains unknown in post-transplant bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS). Here we determined if regional variation in the EMT response to TGFβ1 underlies the bronchiolocentric fibrosis leading to BOS and whether EMT could be inhibited by azithromycin or mycophenolate.
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Three rounds of annual mass azithromycin were distributed to 12 villages in Ethiopia. Twelve months after the third treatment, children were assessed for follicular trachomatous inflammation (TF) and intense trachomatous inflammation (TI) using the WHO simplified grading system and for ocular chlamydial infection using DNA-based and RNA-based tests. Test characteristics for predicting chlamydial infection were computed assuming a chlamydial RNA-based gold standard. As a secondary analysis, test characteristics were also assessed using a latent class analysis.
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Patients with Salmonella enteritis were randomized to receive oral azithromycin (10 mg/kg/day once daily), cefixime (10 mg/kg/day divided twice daily) or no antibiotics for 5 days. The patients were followed up for the duration of their symptoms. Stool samples were sent for culture weekly following the therapy until two consecutive negative results were obtained. Susceptibility of the isolates to antibiotics was tested by the disk diffusion method.
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The macrolide resistance plasmid pRSB111 was isolated from bacteria residing in the final effluents of a wastewater treatment plant. The 47-kb plasmid confers resistance to azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, roxithromycin, and tylosin when it is carried by Pseudomonas sp. strain B13 and is very similar to prototype IncP-1beta plasmid pB3, which was previously isolated from an activated-sludge bacterial community of a wastewater treatment plant. The two plasmids differ in their accessory regions, located downstream of the conjugative transfer module gene traC. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the pRSB111 accessory region revealed that it contains a new macrolide resistance module composed of the genes mphR(E), mph(E), and mrx(E), which putatively encode a transcriptional regulator, a macrolide phosphotransferase, and a transmembrane transport protein, respectively. Analysis of the contributions of the individual genes of the macrolide resistance module revealed that mph(E) and mrx(E) are required for high-level macrolide resistance. The resistance genes are flanked by two insertion sequences, namely, ISPa15 and ISRSB111. Two truncated transposable elements, IS6100 and remnants of a Tn3-like transposon, were identified in the vicinity of ISRSB111. The accessory element of pRSB111 apparently replaced the Tn402-like element present on the sister plasmid, pB3, as suggested by the conservation of Tn402-specific terminal inverted repeats on pRSB111.
Azithromycin and chloroquine have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory activities in a number of cellular systems, but the mechanisms of these activities have still not been clarified unequivocally. Since both drugs are cationic, accumulate in acidic cellular compartments and bind to phospholipids with a consequent increase in lysosomal pH and induce phospholipidosis, we examined the relevance of these common properties to their anti-inflammatory activities. We compared also these effects with effects of concanamycin A, compound which inhibits acidification of lysosomes. All three compounds increased lysosomal pH, accumulation of autophagic vacuoles and ubiquitinated proteins and impaired recycling of TLR4 receptor with consequences in downstream signaling in LPS-stimulated J774A.1 cells. Azithromycin and chloroquine additionally inhibited arachidonic acid release and prostaglandin E2 synthesis. Therefore, impairment of lysosomal functions by azithromycin and chloroquine deregulate TLR4 recycling and signaling and phospholipases activation and lead to anti-inflammatory phenotype in LPS-stimulated J774A.1 cells.
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A total of 241 women were randomized; 124 conceived a subsequent pregnancy and were available for study, including 59 in the antibiotic group and 65 in the placebo group. In the antibiotic versus placebo group, neither subsequent spontaneous preterm birth (< 37 weeks: 52% vs 46%, P = .568; < 35 weeks: 40% vs 30%, P = .276; < 32 weeks: 31% vs 23%, P = .376) nor miscarriage (< 15 weeks: 12% vs 14%, P = .742) was significantly different. Although not statistically significant, mean delivery gestational age in the subsequent pregnancy was 2.4 weeks earlier in the antibiotic versus placebo group (32.0 +/- 7.9 vs 34.4 +/- 6.3 weeks, P = .082), and mean birth weight was lower in the antibiotic group (2046 +/- 1209 vs 2464 +/- 1067 g, P =.060).
Randomized parallel group assessor-blind trial testing for inequality in efficacy between treatments was done. Patients (N = 120) were enrolled at less than or equal to 48 hours since disease onset to receive erythromycin 50 mg kg day for 5 days, single-dose azithromycin 20 mg/kg or 30 mg/kg, or no antibiotic (no treatment control) (1: 1: 1: 1). Antibiotics were commenced 8 to 10 hours after enrollment. Patients were assessed at 24-hour intervals for 6 days.
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Rational antimicrobial administration is still considered to be the most effective therapeutic approach in cystic fibrosis (CF), and long-term treatment with azithromycin (Az) is included in the current guidelines for CF patients aged ≥ 6 years. Az has microbiological, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce some of the biological problems that are among the causes of the progressive lung damage associated with CF. Moreover, although it is not active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (the most important bacterial pathogen responsible for infectious exacerbations), it can be efficiently used in the case of P. aeruginosa infections because sub-inhibitory concentrations can reduce their pathogenic role by interfering with some bacterial activities and increasing their susceptibility to antibiotics. Az also has anti-viral activity that limits the risk of the bacterial pulmonary exacerbations that frequently occur after apparently mild viral infections. The available data seem to indicate that it is effective during its first year of administration, but the impact of longer treatment is debated. Other still undefined aspects of the use of Az include the possible emergence of antibiotic resistance in the other bacterial pathogens that usually colonise CF patients, the real incidence of adverse events and the drug's potential interference with other routine therapies.
There were significant differences between PA-infected and -uninfected patients in several clinical measurements. PA-infected patients exhibited increased use of azithromycin, up-regulation of MR on CD11b+ cells and increased arginase activity in their lung samples, and had a strong inverse relationship between MR and arginase activity to FEV(1). Upon further analysis, PA-infected patients who were treated with azithromycin had the highest arginase activity and the highest number of macrophages that were MR+TLR4-, and both of these markers were inversely related to the FEV(1).
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Azithromycin was most effective in reducing AECOPD requiring both antibiotic and steroid treatment (n = 1,113; cumulative incidence analysis, P = 0.0002; recurrent events analysis, P = 0.002). No difference in treatment response by sex (P = 0.75), presence of chronic bronchitis (P = 0.19), concomitant inhaled therapy (P = 0.29), or supplemental oxygen use (P = 0.23) was observed. Older age and milder Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stage were associated with better treatment response (P = 0.02 and 0.04, respectively). A significant interaction between treatment and current smoking was seen (P = 0.03) and azithromycin did not reduce exacerbations in current smokers (hazard ratio, 0.99; 95% confidence interval, 0.71-1.38; P = 0.95).
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A total of 43 staphylococci from respiratory tract and ocular infections were characterized for methicillin resistance using the Epsilometer test (E-test), the polymerase chain reaction for mecA gene detection and the PBP2' latex agglutination test. A perfect agreement among them was observed in 20 isolates (8 MRSA and 12 MRSE) which were then employed in the susceptibility test by using the agar disk diffusion test (NCCLS). The antibiotics tested were: netilmicin (NET), tobramycin (TOB), azithromycin (AZM), levofloxacin (LEV), moxifloxacin (MXF), chloramphenicol (C) and vancomycin (VA).
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and antimicrobial efficacy and safety of ISV-502 (1.0% azithromycin and 0.1% dexamethasone) compared to 1.0% azithromycin or 0.1% dexamethasone in the treatment of subjects with blepharoconjunctivitis.
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Four strains of Burkholderia pseudomallei were used to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) and time-kill curves with 13 single antimicrobial agents: ceftazidime, piperacillin, imipenem, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, doxycycline, cotrimoxazole, kanamycin, rifampicin, ciprofloxacin, trovafloxacin, clarithromycin, azithromycin and meropenem. The time-kill studies were also performed with 33 pairs of combinations of the above antimicrobial agents: 15 combinations which would be expected to be used for acute therapy and 18 combinations for maintenance therapy. The results show that the single and combination antimicrobial agents with bactericidal effects against the four strains of B. pseudomallei which should be used for clinical trials in acute melioidosis are: imipenem, meropenem, and imipenem + azithromycin. The combination antimicrobial agents which should be further studied for the ability to eliminate biofilm and intracellular killing effect are ciprofloxacin + clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin + azithromycin, and imipenem + azithromycin.
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The pharmacokinetic aspects in humans of macrolide antibiotics that are currently or soon to be on the market (i.e. erythromycin, oleandomycin, spiramycin, josamycin, midecamycin, miocamycin, rosaramycin, roxithromycin and azithromycin) are reviewed. Macrolide antibiotics are basic compounds, poorly soluble in water, which are mostly absorbed in the alkaline intestinal environment. They are acid unstable, but the newer semisynthetic derivatives (i.e. roxithromycin and azithromycin) are characterised by increased stability under acidic conditions. Macrolides are highly liposoluble and consequently penetrate well into tissue, especially bronchial secretions, prostatic tissue, middle ear exudates and bone tissues, as evidenced by tissue/serum concentration ratios greater than 1. They do not penetrate well into the CSF. Macrolides undergo extensive biotransformation in the liver. With a few exceptions (e.g. miocamycin), the metabolites of these drugs are characterised by little or no antimicrobial activity. Plasma protein binding is variable from one compound to another. At therapeutic concentrations, protein-bound erythromycin accounts for 80 to 90% of the total drug present in the blood, and the fraction is 95% for roxithromycin. The lowest values of protein-bound fraction are observed for midecamycin and josamycin (about 15%), and intermediate values are reported for spiramycin and miocamycin. However, the clinical relevance of this parameter is not clearly established. Plasma half-life (t1/2) values vary for the macrolides described: erythromycin, oleandomycin, josamycin and miocamycin have a t1/2 ranging from 1 to 2 hours; spiramycin, erythromycin stearate, the mercaptosuccinate salt of propionyl erythromycin and rosaramicin have an intermediate t1/2 (about 7, 6.5, 5 and 4.5 hours, respectively); the newer semisynthetic compounds roxithromycin and azithromycin are characterised by high t1/2 values (i.e. 11 and 41 hours, respectively). Under normal conditions, the major route of elimination is the liver. Renal elimination also takes place but it contributes to total clearance only to a small degree, as evidenced by low renal clearance values. The degree of modification of macrolide pharmacokinetics by renal insufficiency or hepatic disease is usually not considered clinically relevant, and no recommendation for dose modification is necessary in these patients. The pharmacokinetics of macrolides are modified in elderly patients. Accordingly, their use must be accompanied by a closer than usual clinical monitoring of the older patient.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)
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A retrospective cohort using all eligible practices in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) UK primary care database between 2000 and 2009 was studied. We identified patients with COPD and then those who received a course of long-term antibiotics. Long-term courses were defined as >6 months in duration with <50% concomitant oral corticosteroid treatment.
We compared azithromycin (250 mg alternate days, 12 weeks) with placebo. Primary outcome was FEV1 change at 12 weeks.
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Cytauxzoon felis, an emerging virulent protozoan parasite that infects domestic cats, is treated with atovaquone and azithromycin (A&A). Atovaquone targets parasite cytochrome b. We characterized the C. felis cytochrome b gene (cytb) in cats with cytauxzoonosis and found a cytb genotype that was associated with survival in A&A-treated cats.
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Randomized, double-blind trial comparing rifalazil, 2.5, 12.5 or 25 mg, with 1.0 g azithromycin for the treatment of NGU. One hundred and seventy men were evaluated for Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and Mycoplasma genitalium infection before therapy and 2- and 5-weeks posttreatment.