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We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group trials register comprising references identified from comprehensive electronic database searches, handsearching relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings. We contacted principal investigators known to work in the field, previous authors and pharmaceutical companies who manufacture macrolide antibiotics for unpublished or follow-up data (December 2003). Most recent search of the Group's register: January 2004
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We report a case of dual infection of scrub typhus and malaria in a 48-year-old woman.
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Gram-negative pathogen-induced continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis- (CAPD) related peritonitis is increasing, especially that caused by enteric pathogens. We describe a 54-year-old Taiwanese man with a case of Campylobacter jejuni-mediated CAPD-related peritonitis and bacteremia. Positive Campylobacter jejuni dialysate and blood cultures confirmed the diagnosis of CAPD-mediated systemic infection. We initially administered intraperitoneal ceftazidime, amikacin and oral azithromycin, but the patient did not recover. We then administered i.v. ciprofloxacin and replaced the hemodialysis (HD). The patient recovered and was discharged with maintenance HD. Treatment of Campylobacter jejuni-mediated CAPD peritonitis is a challenge in areas with high antibiotic resistance.
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The purpose of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics of orally administered azithromycin in the term gravid woman.
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This study involved villages that participated in a cluster randomized trial comparing the effect of one versus three azithromycin MDA rounds on the prevalence of trachoma. Only villages in which most children received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine were included. Three cross-sectional surveys were performed in two villages that received three annual MDA rounds: the first immediately before the third MDA round and the second and third, 1 and 6 months, respectively, after the third MDA round. The third survey also covered six villages that had received one MDA round 30 months previously. Pneumococcal carriage was assessed using nasopharyngeal swabs and azithromycin resistance was detected using the Etest.
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2 × 2 factorial community randomized, double blind, trial.
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We evaluated the effect of a single mass distribution of azithromycin for trachoma on the risk of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) during a 6-month period among young children living in 8 communities in rural Tanzania.
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To investigate the molecular epidemiology of isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from Saskatchewan, Canada, using Neisseria gonorrhoeae multi antigen sequence typing (NG-MAST), and to assess associations between antimicrobial susceptibility (AMS) and specific strain types (STs).
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We sought to better understand barriers to adherence to published guidelines for respiratory infections among community providers.
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A population-based pharmacokinetic (PK) model has been developed for efavirenz based on 16 phase I studies. The combined data set consisted of 334 healthy volunteers, 2,907 efavirenz dose administrations and 9,342 measured plasma concentrations across a range of doses from 100-600 mg. The pharmacokinetic structural model was a 2-compartment model with first-order absorption with differentiation between single- and multiple-dose exposure to account for known hepatic cytochrome P450 induction of efavirenz metabolism. Model-building was performed on the index data set (66% of the total database), as a data-splitting technique was used to validate the final model using NONMEM. The final model confirmed the appropriateness of separate clearance terms for single and multiple dose administration (2.65 versus 10.2 l/h, respectively). Clearance increased with dose and frequency of administration. A lower clearance was predicted in Asians and Blacks relative to Caucasians. A slightly lower clearance was observed in females relative to males (9.08 compared to 10.2 l/h in males) and interactions on clearance due to co-administration of fluconazole, ritonavir, rifampin, indinavir and azithromycin were identified. The magnitudes of these effects were small and did not suggest dose adjustment in the various subpopulations. With little exception, these results agree with the findings from the non-compartmental analyses. The residual variability was 21% CV and the intersubject variation in CL/F and V/F was 48 and 85%, respectively. The phase I meta-analysis was able to substantiate the pharmacokinetic characteristics of efavirenz derived from the composite of individual well-defined studies. The model was deemed adequate for subsequent evaluation in HIV-infected patients. Covariates and outlier classes identified in this phase I meta-analysis were similarly identified in subsequent analyses of patient data.
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Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a key proinflammatory cytokine which plays a central role in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Host modulatory agents targeting at inhibiting IL-6, therefore, appear to be beneficial in slowing the progression of periodontal disease and potentially reducing destructive aspects of the host response. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of the macrolide antibiotic azithromycin on IL-6 generation in murine macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Prevotella intermedia, a pathogen implicated in inflammatory periodontal disease, and its mechanisms of action. Azithromycin significantly suppressed IL-6 production as well as its mRNA expression in P. intermedia LPS-activated RAW264.7 cells. LPS-induced activation of JNK and p38 was not affected by azithromycin treatment. Azithromycin failed to prevent P. intermedia LPS from degrading IκB-α. Instead, azithromycin significantly diminished nuclear translocation and DNA binding activity of NF-κB p50 subunit induced with LPS. Azithromycin inhibited P. intermedia LPS-induced STAT1 and STAT3 phosphorylation. In addition, azithromycin up-regulated the mRNA level of SOCS1 in cells treated with LPS. In conclusion, azithromycin significantly attenuated P. intermedia LPS-induced production of IL-6 in murine macrophages via inhibition of NF-κB, STAT1 and STAT3 activation, which is possibly related to the activation of SOCS1 signaling. Further in vivo studies are required to better evaluate the potential of azithromycin in the treatment of periodontal disease.
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This study was a multi-centre, multi-country surveillance of 27247 Gram-positive and Gram-negative isolates collected from 131 study centres in 44 countries from 1997 to 2000. MICs of gemifloxacin were compared with penicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, cefuroxime, azithromycin, clarithromycin, trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole, ciprofloxacin, grepafloxacin and levofloxacin by broth microdilution. Penicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae was extremely high in the Middle East (65.6%), Africa (64.0%) and Asia (60.4%) and lower in North America (40.3%), Europe (36.9%) and the South Pacific (31.8%). Macrolide resistance in S. pneumoniae was highest in Asia (51.7%) but varied widely between laboratories in Europe (26.0%), North America (21.6%), the Middle East (13.7%), the South Pacific (10.6%) and Africa (10.0%). All the study quinolones were highly active against penicillin-resistant and macrolide-resistant S. pneumoniae. Overall, gemifloxacin had the lowest MIC(90) at 0.06 mg/l with MICs 4-64-fold lower than ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin and grepafloxacin against S. pneumoniae. Gemifloxacin MICs were more potent than grepafloxacin > levoflaxacin > ciproflaxin against the Gram-positive aerobes and shared comparable Gram-negative activity with ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin.
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There are several important unanswered key questions in the management of adult syphilis. A systematic literature review was conducted and tables of evidence were constructed to answer these important questions. A single dose of 2.4 million units of benzathine penicillin G remains the drug of choice for managing early syphilis. Enhanced antibiotic therapy has not been shown to improve treatment outcomes, regardless of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status. Although additional data on the efficacy of azithromycin in treating early syphilis have emerged, reported increases in the prevalence of a mutation associated with azithromycin resistance precludes a recommendation for its routine use. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination should be performed in all persons with serologic evidence of syphilis infection and neurologic symptoms. In those persons with early syphilis who do not achieve a ≥ 4-fold serologic decline in their rapid plasma reagin (RPR) titers 6-12 months after adequate therapy and those with late latent infection who do not achieve a similar decline within 12-24 months, CSF examination should be considered. Among HIV-infected persons, CSF examination among all those with asymptomatic late latent syphilis is not recommended owing to lack of evidence that demonstrates clinical benefit. HIV-infected persons with syphilis of any stages whose RPR titers are ≥ 1:32 and/or whose CD4 cell counts are <350 cells/mm(3) may be at increased risk for asymptomatic neurosyphilis. If CSF pleocytosis is evident at initial CSF examination, these examinations should be repeated every 6 months until the cell count is normal. Several important questions regarding the management of syphilis remain unanswered and should be a priority for future research.
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To study the clinical characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP)-associated ischemic stroke in children.
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We searched the PubMed and Embase databases to identify randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effect of macrolide therapy (of at least 2 weeks) for COPD. The primary outcome assessed was the frequency of acute exacerbations during follow-up.
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A district hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
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Isolates of Legionella from 98 patients with Legionnaires' disease hospitalized in Columbus, Ohio, USA between 1991 through 1995 were tested for antimicrobial susceptibility to macrolides and quinolones using the Etest. Most (87%) isolates were Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1. All isolates tested remain susceptible to erythromycin, azithromycin, clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, and levofloxacin. In vitro susceptibility testing of Legionella to representative macrolides and quinolones should be considered to detect the emergence of resistant isolates.
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In these cats, Hflg was more pathogenic than Hfsm, and coinfection with both variants was detected. Results of the PCR were superior to results of CBC for detecting infection with H felis. Azithromycin administered at the dose and duration reported here was not efficacious for the treatment of cats with hemobartonellosis.