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The absorption of TMP-SMX is not adversely affected by HIV infection in the absence of HIV-induced gastroenteropathy or diarrhea.
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In this study, we demonstrate that manipulations of temperature and free calcium alter the morphology of the centrin-containing pericentriolar lattice of PtK2 cells. Immunofluorescence microscopy reveals that low-temperature incubation (4 degrees C) causes anti-centrin-labeled pericentrosomal spots to coalesce in the peripheral cytoplasm, and fuses small spots into larger spots near the cell center. At electron microscopic resolution, well-formed pericentriolar satellites appear around the centrioles in response to incubation at 4 degrees C. Elevated free calcium enhances these low-temperature-dependent effects. The data suggest that pericentrosomal spots correspond to one or more pericentriolar satellites, and that pericentriolar satellites and centrosomal matrix are interconvertable forms of the same material. Transient elevation of intracellular free calcium at 37 degrees C from a basal level of 3.7 x 10(-8) M to a peak level of 2.0 x 10(-7) M within 30 seconds with ionomycin results in a 35% increase in pericentrosomal spot number throughout the cytoplasm. The number of pericentrosomal spots is 50% larger 2 minutes after ionomycin addition; these spots are also nearer to the cell center as compared to 30 seconds after ionomycin addition. As intracellular free calcium returns to a basal level over 5 minutes, the number of spots and their cellular distribution resume a pretreatment value and pattern. We interpret these observations to indicate movement of pericentrosomal spots toward the cell center in response to the flux in intracellular free calcium. Alternatively, it is possible that no movement has occurred, but that the rise in free calcium has unmasked an epitope responsive to our anti-centrin antiserum. Regardless of the interpretation, we conclude that the pericentriolar lattice exhibits calcium-modulated behavior.
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Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), a common opportunistic infection in HIV-infected individuals, is generally treated with high doses of co-trimoxazole. However, treatment is often limited by adverse effects. Here, we report two cases of severely immunocompromised HIV-infected patients who developed severe intrahepatic cholestasis, and in one patient lesions mimicking liver abscess formation on radiologic exams, during co-trimoxazole treatment for PCP. Whereas patient 1 showed lesions of up to 1 cm readily detectable on magnetic resonance imaging under prolonged co-trimoxazole treatment, therapy of patient 2 was switched early.
Cyclophosphamide has proved to be the most effective therapy for Wegener's granulomatosis, but mortality remains high at many medical centers, and the necessity for giving this toxic agent for many years to prevent relapses remains a major problem. Successful treatment of this disease with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim has been reported by DeRemee et al, and experience in a series of ten patients at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, confirms its effectiveness. Nine patients are in remission, and the condition of one patient improved. Relapses occurred in four patients after intervals of remission ranging from four to 30 months, but responded to increased doses of trimethoprim in two patients, while two patients required resumption of therapy with cytotoxic agents. Although the effects of sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim are suppressive rather than curative, its use represents a major advance in treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis, permitting successful treatment of many patients without high toxic doses of cyclophosphamide and prednisone.
We conclude that Pneumocystis jiroveci infection should be suspected as a cause of severe pneumonia in splenectomised patients.
Cystitis is a bacterial infection of the lower urinary tract which causes pain when passing urine, and causes urgency, haematuria, and suprapubic pain not associated with passing urine. Recurrent cystitis is usually defined as three episodes of urinary tract infection in the previous 12 months, or two episodes in the previous 6 months.
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Strategies included no prophylaxis, TMP-SMX (160/800 mg) daily, or aerosolized pentamidine (300 mg) monthly. Patients experiencing major toxic reactions to either medication would cross over to the other agent.
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A decision-analysis model was developed to estimate the effects and costs of alternative initial management strategies for women presenting with dysuria and pyuria. We compared days of morbidity and direct medical costs associated with single-dose and multiple-dose regimens of amoxicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and examined the cost-effectiveness of doing an initial urine culture. We used varying assumptions for prevalence of etiologic agents, treatment efficacy, frequency of side effects, and duration of symptoms. Single-dose regimens were preferable to multiple-dose regimens of either drug, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was preferable to amoxicillin. Single-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole therapy resulted in the fewest expected symptom-days (2.7) and the lowest expected cost (+54). The advantage of single-dose strategies in minimizing expected symptom-days resulted largely from the threefold to fourfold increase in the incidence of side effects reported with multiple-dose therapy. Obtaining an initial urine culture in all patients reduced expected symptom-days by about 10% but increased expected cost by about 40%.
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Cat-scratch disease is a self-limited infection characterized by subacute regional lymphadenitis, which is usually preceded by a history of being scratched by a cat infected with the Bartonella species. Neuroretinitis, retinochoroiditis, isolated papillitis and peripapillary angiomatosis are features of posterior segment involvement. However, vision loss is very rare. We report a patient with cat-scratch disease associated with unilateral neuroretinitis and peripapillary serous retinal detachment, and discuss its fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographic features.
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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was efficacious, safe, and cost-effective for the prevention of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis.
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Since 1997, several observations of glycopeptide intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (GISA) infections have been described. We report the case of meningitis.
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Of 600 women randomised, follow-up information was available from 355 (180 cotox, 175 placebo) participants. Thirty-six (17 cotox, 19 placebo) women died during the trial, and another 11 (5 cotox, 6 placebo) were admitted to hospital. There was no significant difference in the combined event rates between the two treatment arms: HR = 0.82, 95% CI (0.46, 1.45), P = 0.49; morbidity was reduced over a range of symptoms. Secondary analyses of the outcome in babies indicated some evidence of reduced mortality in those whose mothers were allocated cotox.
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Although alternative therapy for PCP remains limited, the role of TMP/SMX desensitization becomes increasingly important in patients with AIDS. Various successful desensitization protocols have been described in this article. As there are no established guidelines, it appears that the desensitization procedure can occur in small successive doses given each day or one small dose given daily. An evaluation of the severity of allergic reaction can be used to determine the type of dosing regimen. We believe that protocols starting with low doses and slow titration to full-dose therapy, as used at our institution, should be efficacious. Monitoring of the patient after the desensitization procedure should continue, as sensitivity may reoccur. In addition, while the patient is undergoing desensitization, some investigators recommend that alternative therapy be continued until full-dose TMP/SMX therapy is achieved. Also, it is important to realize that once a patient is successfully desensitized, medication compliance must be maintained because, theoretically, reexposure to the drug after a lapse in therapy may result in hypersensitivity reactions. Therefore, this procedure and the possibility of serious adverse effects, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and anaphylaxis, should be evaluated carefully and discussed thoroughly with each patient prior to initiation of therapy. Finally, a study of sufficient size should be performed to evaluate the efficacy of desensitization regimens and establish specific dosing guidelines.
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The usefulness of scid mice bearing endogenous Pneumocystis carinii infection as a model for experimental chemotherapy was examined using standard compounds known to be effective against P. carinii. Trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole was able to reduce pulmonary P. carinii cysts in a dose-dependent manner within the dose range studied (10/50 to 100/500 TMP/SMX mg/kg/d, bd, po, 5 days per week for 30 treatments). However, alterations in associated symptoms of infection (reduced body weight, increased lung weight, increased blood leucocytes and erythrocytes), was apparently not linearly dose-dependent. Blood and lung lavage fluid levels of sulphamethoxazole one hour post administration of trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole was dose-dependent, but not linear with dose, and was apparently correlated to cyst reduction; trimethoprim was below the limit of detection at this time. Treatment of mice with 100/500 mg/kg/day trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole required 2 weeks (bd for 10 days of treatment) before changes in indices of infection became significant. Pentamidine (20 mg/kg, sc, three times per week for 3 weeks) was nearly as effective as high-dose trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole in reducing cysts, whereas lower doses were ineffective. Despite being unable to reduce pulmonary P. carinii infection, even low doses of pentamidine (6 or 2 mg/kg, sc, three times per week for 3 weeks) were able to reduce lung weights and blood leucocyte levels. This model of pulmonary P. carinii infections is amenable to chemotherapeutic intervention in an apparently dose-dependent fashion, and can be used to evaluate the capacity of compounds to eradicate P. carinii and resolve signs of infection.
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In vitro antibacterial (MIC, MBC and time-kill studies) of polyphenol-rich fractions from Sida alba L. (Malvaceae) was assessed using ten bacteria strains (Gram-negative and Gram-positive).
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Recurrent fever lasting for nine months up to ten years occurred in seven women and three men, with fever of up to 39 degrees C lasting from two to seven days. All patients had travelled outside of Germany at least one year previously. Micro-Widal reaction revealed antibodies against Yersinia enterocolitica (serotype 0:3 or 0:9), with a titre of between 1:80 and 1:1280. Antibiotic treatment (doxycycline or cotrimoxazole) brought cure in all ten. The antibody titres fell in seven of nine patients; titres could not be followed in one.
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Several clinical studies have suggested that anemia is an independent risk factor for dying in patients with HIV disease. We analyzed data from a large urban HIV clinical practice in Baltimore to assess the annual incidence of anemia, the risk of dying in patients who develop anemia, and the association between recombinant human erythropoietin use to treat anemia and subsequent survival. In 2348 patients observed between 1989 and 1996, 498 (21%) developed at least grade 1 anemia (hemoglobin <9.4 g/dl); 95 (4%) developed grade 4 anemia (hemoglobin <6.9 g/dl). Development of anemia was associated with decreased survival, independent of other prognostic factors. Use of erythropoietin was more likely in patients of nonminority race, those who did not inject drugs, those with a lower CD4 count or AIDS, and those being treated for cytomegalovirus disease (p < .05). Adjusting for these factors as well as severity of anemia, age, diagnosis of opportunistic disease, blood transfusion, and antiretroviral therapy in a time-dependent Cox proportional hazards analysis, erythropoietin use (n=91) was associated with a decreased hazard of dying (relative hazard [RH]=0.57; 95% confidence interval [CII, 0.40-0.81; p=.002). Although we cannot rule out a treatment selection bias, adjusting for available prognostic factors and factors potentially associated with a decision to use erythropoietin suggests that erythropoietin for treatment of anemia is associated with improved survival in HIV disease.
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Superinfections originating from a digestive tract colonized by abnormally high concentrations of aerobic microorganisms as a result of impaired resistance to colonization (CR) may complicate antibiotic therapy. In this study, patients with a moderate to severe systemic infection were randomized to receive either cefotaxime (CTX, n = 10) or cotrimoxazole (CTR, n = 10), 2 antibiotic regimens presumed to spare CR; or imipenem/cilastine (I/C, n = 19). The effect on CR was measured indirectly by comparing the aerobic faecal flora before antibiotic treatment with that on day 8 of treatment. An increase in aerobic faecal flora denotes a disturbed CR, whereas a decrease means that the organism is sensitive to the effective faecal concentration of the antibiotic. Imipenem/cilastine-treated patients showed a significant increase in enterococci and Candida spp., while the number of aerobic Gram-negative rods remained constant. Cefotaxime-treated patients had evidence of an increase in enterococci, but not of Candida spp., and Escherichia coli numbers decreased significantly. In these patients the concentration of other Gram-negative aerobic rods showed a slight increase in 6 patients with a resistant Pseudomonas strain. Cotrimoxazole-treated patients showed a significant decrease in aerobic Gram-negative rods, a significant increase in Candida spp. and no change in enterococci. It is concluded that all 3 antimicrobial agents impair colonization resistance. Whether or not this is followed by overgrowth with resistant micro-organisms depends on the active faecal concentration of the antimicrobial agent and the MIC of the aerobic micro-organisms. The risk of overgrowth of the bowel with resistant Gram-negative bacilli appears to be smaller following cotrimoxazole than following cefotaxime or imipenem/cilastine.
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The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of prophylactic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMZ), cefprozil and cephadroxil treatments in children who have recurrent urinary tract infection, but no urinary tract pathology. After acute urinary tract infections (UTIs) were treated, the patients were divided into 3 groups randomly and TMP/SMZ was given to 21 patients, cephadroxil was given to 25 patients and cefprozil was given to 34 patients for 3 months--one dose at night. All patients were followed for 6 months following prophylaxis. The frequency of symptomatic UTIs among groups during prophylaxis was not statistically different, however the number of symptomatic UTIs in the cephadroxil group was lower than the other groups. Asymptomatic bacteriuria episodes were detected in TMP/SMZ and cefprozil groups, whereas no asymptomatic bacteriuria episodes were seen in the cephadroxil group. The number of patients with symptomatic UTI during the follow-up period was not different between groups, however all the asymptomatic bacteriuria episodes were encountered in the cefprozil group. In conclusion, in this study cephadroxil was found to be slightly superior to TMP/SMZ and cefprozil in preventing asymptomatic bacteriuria episodes and symptomatic UTIs in children with recurrent UTI and normal urinary tract system.
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Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) is often the ultimate mortal cause for immunocompromised individuals, such as HIV/AIDS patients. Currently, the most effective medicine for treatment and prophylaxis is co-trimoxazole, a synergistic combination of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) and trimethoprim (TMP). In order to ensure a continued availability of high quality co-trimoxazole tablets within resource-limited countries, Medicines Regulatory Authorities must perform quality control of these products. However, most pharmacopoeial methods are based on high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) methods. Because of the lack of equipment, the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) laboratory decided to develop and validate an alternative method of analysis based on the TLC technique with densitometric detection, for the routine quality control of co-trimoxazole tablets. SMX and TMP were separated on glass-backed silica gel 60 F(254) plates in a high-performance thin layer chromatograph (HPTLC). The mobile phase was comprised of toluene, ethylacetate and methanol (50:28.5:21.5, v:v:v). Detection wavelength was 254 nm. The R(f) values were 0.30 and 0.61 for TMP and SMX, respectively. This method was validated for linearity, precision, trueness, specificity and robustness. Cochran's criterion test indicated homoscedasticity of variances for the calibration data. The F-tests for lack-of-fit indicated that straight lines were adequate to describe the relationship between spot areas and concentrations for each compound. The percentage relative standard deviations for repeatability and time-different precisions were 0.98 and 1.32, and 0.83 and 1.64 for SMX and TMP, respectively. Percentage recovery values were 99.00%+/-1.83 and 99.66%+/-1.21 for SMX and TMP, respectively. The method was found to be robust and was then successfully applied to analyze co-trimoxazole tablet samples.
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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (240 mg of trimethoprim plus 1,200 mg of sulfamethoxazole) was administered intravenously in a volume of 200 ml to 7 volunteers every 12 hr for 4 days. The mean peak levels of TMP and SMZ in plasma were 3.22 and 100 micrograms/ml, respectively, on day 1 and 5.91 and 178 micrograms/ml, respectively, on day 4, when a steady state was achieved. Tests of in vitro susceptibility indicated that these concentrations are bactericidal for a large proportion of enteric gram-negative bacilli.
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1. The nephrotoxicity of gentamicin is well known. However, little information is available regarding the combined effects of gentamicin plus co-trimoxazole (sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim). Therefore, Wistar rats were treated daily with 100 mg/kg gentamicin or 100 mg/kg gentamicin plus 30 mg/kg trimethoprim-150 mg/kg sulfamethoxazole for 14 days. 2. Serum biochemical parameters were measured on days 0, 8 and 15, and histopathological examinations of kidneys were performed on day 15, one day following end of treatment. Gentamicin treated rats exhibited a 63% increase in blood urea nitrogen (BUN), a 124% increase in uric acid, and a 63% decrease in serum potassium levels on day 15. 3. The combination of gentamicin plus co-trimoxazole partially ameliorated these effects. With the three drug combination no change occurred in BUN, and only a 30% decrease occurred in serum potassium levels. 4. While serum creatinine levels significantly increased following gentamicin, the co-administration of co-trimoxazole resulted in a significant decrease (30%) in creatinine. Histopathological examinations of kidneys suggested a lower degree of nephrotoxicity in rats treated with gentamicin plus co-trimoxazole as compared to animals treated with gentamicin alone. 5. The results support the importance of monitoring serum biochemical parameters when treating with gentamicin or gentamicin plus co-trimoxazole.
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Previous unblinded trials have shown increased malaria among HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy (ART) who stop cotrimoxazole (CTX) prophylaxis. We investigated the effect of stopping CTX on malaria in HIV-infected adults on ART in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
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Ocular surface disease is an important predisposing factor for S. aureus keratitis, especially for MRSA infections. Advanced age and poor visual acuity at presentation are important prognostic indicators for poor visual outcome in S. aureus keratitis. Oxacillin resistance may not be a significant prognostic indicator.
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In postmenopausal women with recurrent UTIs, L rhamnosus GR-1 and L reuteri RC-14 do not meet the noninferiority criteria in the prevention of UTIs when compared with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. However, unlike trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, lactobacilli do not increase antibiotic resistance. TRIAL REGISTRATION isrctn.org Identifier: ISRCTN50717094.
Pneumocystis jiroveci (PJ) infection is rare in infants and is suggestive of primary or secondary immunodeficiency. We report on a case of severe PJ pneumonia in an immunocompetent infant after prolonged corticosteroid treatment.
The purpose of this phase II trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cefepime monotherapy in patients with neutropenia expected to last more than 7 days. Sixty-nine patients with neutropenia (<0.5 x 10(9)/1) were randomized during 94 episodes of fever to receive either cefepime monotherapy (n=76) or combination therapy with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole plus amikacin (TMP/SMZ plus AMI, n=18). A successful response to cefepime was seen in 31/76 (41%) episodes, with 10/36 (28%) in microbiologically documented infections, 3/4 (75%) in clinically documented infections and 18/36 (50%) in fever of unknown origin. No patient in either treatment group died due to the presenting infection. One patient in the cefepime group discontinued treatment due to a rash. Susceptibility testing of blood isolates by E-test strip showed low MIC values to cefepime for most isolates. It is concluded that cefepime monotherapy appeared both safe and effective as empirical therapy in patients with febrile neutropenia.
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In hospitals attended by patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection, adverse reactions are often observed to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, particularly cutaneous reactions. Given the importance of this drug for prophylaxis we have attempted to establish a desensitization or tolerance protocol so that patients can continue the drug without repeated adverse reactions.