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For an in vitro mutant of Streptococcus pneumoniae selected on moxifloxacin four- to eightfold-increased MICs of new fluoroquinolones, only a twofold-increased MIC of ciprofloxacin, and a twofold-decreased MIC of novobiocin were observed. This phenotype was conferred by two mutations: Ser81Phe in GyrA and a novel undescribed His103Tyr mutation in ParE, outside the quinolone resistance-determining region, in the putative ATP-binding site of topoisomerase IV.
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Azithromycin 1% demonstrated high, therapeutic levels in the conjunctiva that were maintained up to 7 days after completion of a 1-week dosing regimen. Aqueous humor levels, however, were subtherapeutic with this dosing regimen. In comparison, moxifloxacin achieved lower conjunctival tissue levels, but higher aqueous humor levels.
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Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany.
To evaluate the role of known topoisomerase IV and gyrase mutations in the fluoroquinolone (FQ) resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae, we transformed susceptible strain R6 with PCR-generated fragments encompassing the quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) of parC or gyrA from different recently characterized FQ-resistant mutants. Considering the MICs of FQs and the GyrA and/or ParC mutations of the individual transformants, we found three levels of resistance. The first level was obtained when a single target, ParC or GyrA, depending on the FQ, was modified. An additional mutation(s) in a second target, GyrA or ParC, led to the second level. The highest increases in resistance levels were seen for Bay y3118 and moxifloxacin with the transformant harboring a double mutation in both ParC and GyrA. When a single modified target was considered, only the ParC mutation(s) led to an increase in the MICs of pefloxacin and trovafloxacin. In contrast, the GyrA or ParC mutation(s) could lead to increases in the MICs of ciprofloxacin, sparfloxacin, grepafloxacin, Bay y3118, and moxifloxacin. These results suggest that the preferential target of trovafloxacin and pefloxacin is ParC, whereas either ParC or GyrA may both be initial targets for the remaining FQs tested. The contribution of the ParC and GyrA mutations to efflux-mediated FQ resistance was also examined. Active efflux was responsible for two- to fourfold increases in the MICs of ciprofloxacin for the transformants, regardless of the initial FQ resistance levels of the recipients.
The current research focuses on developing positively charged gelatin nanoparticles loaded with moxifloxacin for its effective ocular delivery and controlled release in corneal eye layer. We selected type A gelatin because of its biodegradable and non-toxic nature as the polymer of choice for fabricating the nanoparticles by a modified two step desolvation technique. The produced nanoparticles were positively charged (+24±0.12mV) with a narrow particle size of 175±1.11nm as measured by dynamic light scattering (DLS). The in-vitro drug release from the nanoformulations exhibited a burst effect in the first hour followed by a controlled release of the drug for the subsequent 12h. The Korsmeyer-Peppas model showed better linearity and the formulations displayed non-Fickian drug release pattern. The optimized formulation was assessed for its utility as an anti-bacterial agent and its effectiveness was tested on the corneal eye surface of rabbits. The in-vivo tolerance tests revealed that the drug loaded nano-formulations was non-irritant to the ocular tissues indicating its safety. The in-vivo anti-bacterial activity of the nanosuspension was more effective against S. aureus than the commercially market product, MoxiGram®. Microbiological efficacy assessed against B. subtilus using cup-plate method suggested that our fabricated nanosuspension possess better anti-microbial activity as compared to the commercial agent, MoxiGram® revealing promising potentials for the currently developed gelatin based nanoformualtions.
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A parC resistance mutation facilitates the enrichment of high-level resistance, as was predicted by in vitro measurements.
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The ICH S7B guidelines recommend that all new chemical entities should be subjected to hERG repolarization screening due to its association with life-threatening "Torsades de Pointes" (TdP) arrhythmia. However, it has become evident that not all hERG channel inhibitors result in TdP and not all compounds that induce QT prolongation and TdP necessarily inhibit hERG. In order to address the limitations of the S7B/E14 guidelines, the FDA through a public/private partnership initiated the Comprehensive in vitro Proarrhythmia Assay (CiPA) initiative to examine the possible modification and refinement of the ICH E14/S7B guidelines. One of the main components of the CiPA initiative is to utilize a predictive assay system together with human cardiomyocytes for risk assessment of arrhythmia.
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A total of 126 cases were matched to 6 groups of 252 controls. For control groups 1-5, the use of piperacillin and tazobactam, ceftriaxone or cefepime, ciprofloxacin or moxifloxacin, intravenous vancomycin, azithromycin, and antibiotics of last resort were significantly more frequent in case than control patients. For the final control group, the associations between ceftriaxone or cefepime, and ciprofloxacin or moxifloxacin use and CDI no longer persisted. This could in part be explained by differences in comorbidities between case and control patients even with stringent matching criteria.
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Vilazodone had no significant effect on cardiac repolarization, heart rate, PR or QRS interval duration, or ECG morphology in healthy adult participants.
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Both eyes healed on the same day in 18 of the 35 subjects (51.4%). In 13 of 35 (37.1%) subjects, the moxifloxacin-treated eye healed first, compared with only four of 35 (11.4%) subjects whose gatifloxacin-treated eye healed first. All six of the eyes that took 2 days longer than their fellow eye to heal were gatifloxacin-treated. Median healing time for both groups was 4 days (moxifloxacin range: 3 to 7 days; gatifloxacin range: 3 to 9 days; P = .01), but only 69% of gatifloxacin-treated eyes had healed by day 4 compared with 80% of the moxifloxacin-treated eyes. Overall, on each post-operative day, defect sizes were greater for the gatifloxacin-treated eyes. This difference was statistically significant on day 4 (P = .027).
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From November 2008 to 15 April 2009, 36 isolates of CD027 identified in Austria, all originating from four hospitals in Vienna. All isolates were positive for toxin A, toxin B and the binary toxin, and showed a characteristic 18 bp deletion in the tcdC gene. Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming bacterium. Some strains may cause diarrhoea due to formation of toxins. Symptomatic C. difficile infection (CDI) is primarily linked with hospital admission and antibiotic treatment, although antibiotic exposure is neither necessary nor sufficient for CDI [1,2]. In Belgium, for instance, one third of CDI cases reported in the hospital surveillance system are not hospital-associated . Symptoms range from mild diarrhoea to serious manifestations such as pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon or perforation of the colon. C. difficile challenges hygiene standards as it is forms spores. The risk of infection rises with increasing age, underlying disease and immunodeficiency . In recent years, a particularly virulent strain, ribotype 027 (CD027), has emerged in a number of countries, particularly in connection with hospital outbreaks, but also in community-acquired diarrhoea cases . The risk of serious disease and death associated with CD027 exceeds that of other C. difficile strains. The classical CD027 is characterised - among other things - by an increased production of toxins A and B, production of a binary toxin and resistance to newer fluoroquinolones such as moxifloxacin. The first three Austrian cases of CD027 occurred in 2006 and in March 2008 [6,7]. Since August 2006, the Austrian National Reference Centre for C. difficile has ribotyped approximately 2,700 human C. difficile isolates received from all nine Austrian provinces. In recent months, a drastic increase in CD027 cases has been noted, all originating from four hospitals in Vienna. From November 2008 to 15 April 2009, 36 isolates of CD027 were received at the National Reference Centre. The Figure summarises these C. difficile 027 cases by month of reception of the sample at the reference centre.
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In spite of the recent introduction of two new drugs (delamanid and bedaquiline) and a few repurposed compounds to treat multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR- and XDR-TB), clinicians are facing increasing problems in designing effective regimens in severe cases. Recently a 9 to 12-month regimen (known as the 'Bangladesh regimen') proved to be effective in treating MDR-TB cases. It included an initial phase of 4 to 6 months of kanamycin, moxifloxacin, prothionamide, clofazimine, pyrazinamide, high-dose isoniazid, and ethambutol, followed by 5 months of moxifloxacin, clofazimine, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol. However, recent evidence from Europe and Latin America identified prevalences of resistance to the first-line drugs in this regimen (ethambutol and pyrazinamide) exceeding 60%, and of prothionamide exceeding 50%. Furthermore, the proportions of resistance to the two most important pillars of the regimen - quinolones and kanamycin - were higher than 40%. Overall, only 14 out of 348 adult patients (4.0%) were susceptible to all of the drugs composing the regimen, and were therefore potentially suitable for the 'shorter regimen'. A shorter, cheaper, and well-tolerated MDR-TB regimen is likely to impact the number of patients treated and improve adherence if prescribed to the right patients through the systematic use of rapid MTBDRsl testing.
In this prospective, evaluator-masked, randomized clinical trial, 59 eyes of 50 patients who underwent cataract surgery were enrolled. Patients were randomized to receive moxifloxacin 0.5% (n=32 eyes) or levofloxacin 0.5% (n=27 eyes). All patients instilled moxifloxacin or levofloxain four times daily for 1 week prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. The epithelial wound healing status in the corneal incision site was scanned with a raster scan mode of fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). The number of eyes showing epithelial defect images and average number of corneal epithelial defect cuts per eye were compared between groups. All patients were evaluated on postoperative days 1, 2, 3, and 10.
DOTS and DOTS-Plus are both effective at preventing the acquisition of MDR-TB in Taiwan.
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Animals (n = 6 per group) underwent surgery to create an 8-mm anterior keratectomy in the right eye. Rabbits were subsequently dosed with 1 drop, 3 times per day for 4 days with either moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin, or a commercially available irrigating solution. Fluorescein images were collected daily for the duration of the study. Approximately 96 h following surgery, the eyes were processed and evaluated for the presence of type IV collagen using immunohistochemical techniques. In two similar parallel studies, epithelial tissues were collected after the 48-h slit-lamp examination for a quantitative comparison of type IV collagen using either Western blot or quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Q-RT-PCR) techniques.
To determine whether a regimen of topical moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.5% (Vigamox) administered on the day of cataract surgery reduces conjunctival bacterial flora.
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Apixaban is an oral, direct factor Xa inhibitor indicated for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disease. This randomized, blinded, 4-way crossover study investigated the potential effect of apixaban on the QTc interval. Forty healthy subjects (39 completers) each received 3 days of the following treatments: blinded apixaban 10 mg once daily (QD), 50 mg QD (supratherapeutic), matched apixaban placebo QD, and a single dose of open-label moxifloxacin 400 mg on Day 3, preceded by 2 days of placebo QD. Triplicate electrocardiograms obtained over 24 hours on Days -1 (baseline) and 3 were read by a blinded third party. The mean placebo-adjusted, time-matched, Fridericia-corrected change from baseline QTc (ΔΔQTcF) for apixaban and moxifloxacin was estimated at each time point. The maximum ΔΔQTcF was 1.51 milliseconds (one-sided upper 95% confidence interval [CI] 3.71 milliseconds) after apixaban 50 mg QD, 1.36 milliseconds (one-sided upper 95%CI 3.54 milliseconds) after apixaban 10 mg QD, and 10.21 milliseconds (lower 95%CI 8.07 milliseconds) after moxifloxacin. Concentration-response analysis suggested no evidence of a positive relationship between apixaban concentration and ΔQTcF. Apixaban doses up to 50 mg QD for 3 days were well tolerated and did not prolong the QTc interval in healthy subjects.
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All three fluoroquinolones were well tolerated and reached levels in the conjunctiva above the MIC(90)s of methicillin-sensitive S. aureus and S. epidermidis for at least 2 hours.
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Treatment of lower respiratory tract infection poses as an ongoing challenge among respiratory tract diseases. Bacterial infections are causes of acute exacerbations in chronic bronchitis and indications for antibacterial therapy. Several antibiotics were applied to treat bacterial infections in chronic bronchitis, among them fluoroquinolones are considered potent, broad-spectrum agents with excellent tissue penetration. This monograph focuses on zabofloxacin, a novel fluoroquinolone agent recently approved and launched in South Korea, and summarizes the drug's antibacterial efficacy, pharmacokinetic properties and toxicity. Recent advances concerning fluoroquinolones in chronic bronchitis will be discussed, along with a comparison between zabofloxacin and moxifloxacin. Zabofloxacin has proved to be noninferior to moxifloxacin against major community-acquired Gram-positive and Gram-negative respiratory tract pathogens and found to be well tolerated in both oral and parenteral administrations. These features can make it a potential antimicrobial agent in therapy of chronic bronchitis and other lower respiratory tract infections.
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This D. melanogaster-M. abscessus infection/curing methodology may be useful for the rapid evaluation of potential drug candidates. In addition, new combinations using tigecycline and linezolid should be considered as possible next-generation combination therapies to be assessed in higher organisms.
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Torsade de pointes occuring due to a long QT interval is a rare but potentially fatal arrhythmia. Acquired long QT develops most commonly because of drugs that prolong ventricular repolarization. It has been reported that fluoroquinolone antimicrobials prolong the corrected QT interval but rarely cause torsade de pointes. A patient with torsade de pointes risk factors (female sex, advanced age, extreme bradycardia and renal failure) who developed the condition on the fourth day of 400 mg/day of oral moxifloxacin treatment is presented. After the moxifloxacin was stopped, the corrected QT interval normalized and a permanent cardiac pacemaker was implanted. During 11 months of follow-up, arrhythmia did not recur.
The long-acting muscarinic antagonist umeclidinium (UMEC) and the combination of UMEC with the long-acting beta2 agonist vilanterol (VI) are approved maintenance treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the US and EU.
AECB history, concomitant diseases, moxifloxacin treatment, concomitant medication, clinical symptoms and adverse events were recorded. A questionnaire at the end of treatment recorded the impact on patients' daily lives.