The new proposed short-term low-dose triple therapy (LAM) appears to be as effective as the OCT for the eradication of H. pylori infection. The new treatment, however, seems to have advantages in terms of drug tolerance, patient compliance and therapy cost.
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The mechanisms underlying arrhythmia induced by the clinical use of azithromycin are poorly understood. We aimed to investigate the proarrhythmic effects of azithromycin using electrocardiogram (ECG) and ion channel models. In vivo and in vitro guinea pig ECG and current and voltage clamp recordings were carried out. Azithromycin at 114.6 mg/kg (three times the clinically relevant dose) reduced heart rate (HR) and prolonged the PR, QRS and rate-corrected QT (QTc) intervals of guinea pig ECG in vivo. In vitro technique revealed that azithromycin at 207.5 and 415 mg/L [five and ten times clinically relevant concentration (CRC)] reduced HR and prolonged the PR, QRS and QTc intervals in the isolated guinea pig heart ECG. Both arrhythmias presented bradyarrhythmic features, mainly with reduced HR and prolonged PR interval. Action potential analysis from the guinea pig cardiomyocytes indicated that azithromycin at 830 mg/L (20 times CRC) significantly prolonged the action potential durations at 50% (APD50) and 90% (APD90) of full repolarization levels with a rectangular pattern. Azithromycin significantly suppressed the L-type Ca(2+) and Na(+) currents from the left ventricular myocytes of guinea pig at 50% inhibiting concentrations (IC50) of 942.5 ± 68.4 mg/L (22.7 times CRC) and 1123.0 ± 87.7 mg/L (27.1 times CRC), respectively. However, azithromycin at 50 times CRC (2075 mg/L) inhibited IKr current at an inhibition rate of 30.99 ± 5.23% with an undetectable IC50. Azithromycin caused bradyarrhythmia primarily by inhibiting L-type Ca(2+) and Na(+) currents.
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This small study did not provide evidence of a difference between 14 days of amoxycillin/clavulanate and 3 days of azithromycin. Larger studies will be needed to determine which, if any, antibiotic regimen should be used in treating subacute childhood rhinosinusitis.
No statistical differences were shown in area under the concentration curves to 72 h (AUC0-72), maximum measured concentration (C max) and time to maximum concentration (T max) between test and reference azithromycin products (P > 0.05) in the saliva matrix and in the plasma matrix. Due to the high intra-subject variability and low sample size of this pilot study, the 90% confidence intervals of AUC0-72 and C max did not fall within the acceptance range (80-125%). However, saliva levels were higher than that of plasma, with a longer salivary T max. The mean saliva/plasma concentration of test and reference were 2.29 and 2.33, respectively. The mean ± standard deviation ratios of saliva/plasma of AUC0-72, C max and T max for test were 2.65 ± 1.59, 1.51 ± 0.49 and 1.85 ± 1.4, while for the reference product they were 3.37 ± 2.20, 1.57 ± 0.77 and 2.6 ± 1.27, respectively. A good correlation of R = 0.87 between plasma and saliva concentrations for both test and reference products was also observed. Azithromycin is considered a class I drug based on the SECS, since it has a high permeability and high fraction unbound, and saliva sampling could be used as an alternative to plasma sampling to characterize its pharmacokinetics and bioequivalence in humans when adequate sample size is used.
Quorum-sensing (QS) is a regulatory mechanism with which bacteria regulate the gene expression according to their population density. Pseudomonas aeruginosa regulates the expression of multiple genes via a hierarchical quorum-sensing cascade through LasR and RhlR and their cognate signal molecules N-(3-oxododecanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (30-C12-HSL) and N-(butanoyl)-L-homoserine lactone (C4-HSL).
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Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a devastating pulmonary complication affecting long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Treatment of BOS with prolonged courses of high dose corticosteroids is often associated with significant morbidity. Reducing the exposure to corticosteroids may reduce treatment-related morbidity. Our institution has recently begun to treat patients with emerging therapies in an effort to diminish corticosteroid exposure. We retrospectively reviewed the 6-month corticosteroid exposure, lung function and failure rates in eight patients with newly diagnosed BOS who were treated with a combination of fluticasone, azithromycin and montelukast (FAM) and a rapid corticosteroid taper. These patients were compared with 14 matched historical patients who received high-dose corticosteroids, followed by a standard taper. The median 6-month prednisone exposure in FAM-treated patients was 1819 mg (0-4036 mg) compared with 7163 mg (6551-7829 mg) in the control group (P=0.002). The median forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) change in FAM-treated patients was 2% (-3 to 4%] compared with 1% (-4 to 5%) in the control group (P=1.0). Prednisone exposure in FAM patients was one quarter that of a retrospective-matched group of patients, with minimal change in median FEV(1), suggesting that BOS may be spared of the morbidities associated with long-term corticosteroid use by using alternative agents with less side effects.
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Mycobacterium abscessus is the most pathogenic of the fast-growing mycobacteria, and it is resistant to most of the antimicrobial and tuberculostatic drugs available. This non-tuberculous mycobacterium is significant in medicine because it can contaminate post-traumatic wounds and be a causative agent in chronic skin and soft tissue infection after surgical procedures.A 60-year-old immunocompetent woman was suffering from chronic ulcers and abscesses on the heels and malleoli of both feet. Histological examination revealed a granulomatous inflammation with detection of acid-fast rods, albeit without fibrinoid necrosis. The repeated detection of atypical mycobacteria, which were ultimately identified as Mycobacterium abscessus, allowed the diagnosis of an atypical mycobacteriosis of the skin. This was successfully treated first with clarithromycin and rifabutin and later with a combination of ethambutol, minocycline, clofazimine and azithromycin.
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Amoxicillin would still be advocated therefore as being a suitable first-line agent, while reduced susceptibility of Prevotella strains remains a matter of concern with penicillins. Amoxicillin/clavulanate, clindamycin, and metronidazole are useful alternatives in combating the anaerobic bacteria involved in dentoalveolar infection.