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Moxifloxacin had greater in vivo effectiveness against MSSA and MRSA than besifloxacin. The aqueous antibiotic concentrations suggest limited penetration by besifloxacin, accounting for its lack of effectiveness.
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The study population consisted of 32 healthy non-smoking, Caucasian (n = 13) and Japanese (n = 19), male and female subjects, aged between 20-45 years with a body mass index of between 18 to 25 kg m(-2). Female volunteers were required to use an effective contraceptive method or be abstinent. Subjects with ECGs which were deemed unsuitable for evaluation in a TQT study were excluded. ECGs were recorded in triplicate with subsequent blinded manual adjudication of the automated interval measurements. Electrocardiograms in the placebo arm were recorded twice in fasted and fed condition.
A total of 741 ocular isolates were obtained. Antibiotic resistance rates depended not only on the antibiotic and species, but also varied greatly by the country of origin. Resistance to ciprofloxacin, tobramycin, erythromycin, and to a lesser extent, chloramphenicol, was a concern for all staphylococci. Multidrug resistance was common among methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and MRCoNS and isolates of S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae, and P. aeruginosa were frequently non-susceptible to erythromycin, beta-lactams, and ciprofloxacin/tobramycin, respectively. Resistance rates showed substantial differences among the seven countries tested. Fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides showed differences in antibacterial potency and resilience toward the antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
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Prophylactic topical moxifloxacin 0.5% treatment starting 1 day before ocular surgery resulted in a significant increase in fluoroquinolone-resistant bacteria, while a 3-day antibiotic regimen did not select for resistant organisms.
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The respiratory fluoroquinolones provided appropriate first line treatment in select patients with CAP on the basis of their microbiologic and clinical efficacy and their safety profiles.
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Primary and secondary targets of besifloxacin were evaluated by: (i) mutant selection experiments; (ii) MIC testing of defined topoisomerase mutants; and (iii) inhibition and cleavable complex assays with purified S. pneumoniae and E. coli DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV enzymes.
To investigate mutations in the type II topoisomerase genes in quinolone-resistant mutants selected from bacteria harbouring plasmid-borne qnr genes.
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To explore the characteristics of acute exacerbations of myasthenia gravis after fluoroquinolone exposure.
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To compare the penetration and levels of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolones moxifloxacin 0.5% ophthalmic solution and gatifloxacin 0.3% solution in the aqueous humor (AH) in humans after topical application with published levels of other available fluoroquinolones under similar dosing conditions.
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The ICAI uses dichotomous responses, leading to a 50% chance of guessing the correct answers. Two questions were asked only of women. Finally, only 6 of the 10 questions on the current version of the ICAI apply to most trials; others are trial-specific.
There has been a substantial change in the use pattern of quinolones between 1997 and 2003, since the introduction of quinolones that are effective for the treatment of respiratory tract infections. These quinolones are not the first-line antibiotics for this indication and therefore quinolone use should in general still be limited and not show substantial seasonal variation.
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Peak/MIC was most predictive of early bacterial kill, whereas T > MIC was significantly associated with final bacterial counts at 24 h. Antibacterial effects were bacteriostatic when T > MIC was 48% and bactericidal when values exceeded 55%. AUC0-t/MIC was strongly associated with bacterial kill throughout the dosing interval. Bactericidal activity and bacterial eradication were associated with AUC0-t/MICs of 28 and 135, respectively. AUC0-t/MIC was also highly predictive of bacterial kill curves produced by simulated clinical doses of moxifloxacin and levofloxacin (precision 0.36 log10 cfu/mL, bias 0.02 log10 cfu/mL).
The emergence of drug-resistant, multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is of major public health concern in several countries. In this study, the pharmacodynamic relationships among the structural analogs of antibiotics belonging to the same family were taken into consideration. The aim of this study was to compare the susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to isoniazid (INH), rifampicin and levofloxacin (LX) to their respective structural analogs, which are frequently used as second-line agents. The microplate colorimetric method was used to determine the MIC to INH, ethionamide (ETH), rifampicin, rifabutin, LX and moxifloxacin (MOX) in clinical isolates previously shown to be drug resistant. Mutations conferring drug resistance were detected by GenoType MTBDR plus and DNA sequencing. INH and ETH cross-resistance was found in 95.12% (39/41) of the INH-resistant isolates harboring a mutation in inhAP or inhA open reading frame, but rifabutin cross-resistance was observed in 90.0% (63/70) of the clinical isolates originally shown to be resistant to rifampicin. Isolates with high LX-resistance levels also showed high MIC to MOX. Fluoroquinolone cross-resistance was verified in isolates containing the gyrA94 and the gyrA90 mutation. In general, isolates with high INH, rifampicin and LX-resistance levels also displayed high MIC values for their structural analogs. These findings suggest the need to test in vitro the second-line drugs before their incorporation in the therapeutic schemes.
To compare the efficacy of moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin and ciprofloxacin for the post-exposure prophylaxis and treatment of experimental Burkholderia pseudomallei infection. The presence of persistent infection in treated animals and the rate of relapse following dexamethasone treatment were also investigated.
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Drug induced uveitis is an entity of low incidence, anterior iridocyclitis is the commonest clinical picture, visual acuity is moderately diminished, and if use of the drug is ceased uveitis does not recur.
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In vivo confocal microscopy was used to assess epithelial structure in 18 rabbits, and tight junction integrity of superficial epithelial cells was evaluated with ZO-1 labeling in 10 rabbits. Eyes were bathed with commercial solutions of moxifloxacin (Vigamox) or gatifloxacin (Zymar) solution for 3 minutes, rinsed with balanced salt solution, and immediately examined. Balanced salt solution rinsing alone served as the control.
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To investigate intraocular penetration of moxifloxacin hydrochloride after oral administration.
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Moxifloxacin (MFX) is a potent drug for multidrug resistant tuberculosis(TB) treatment and is also useful if first-line agents are not tolerated. Therapeutic drug monitoring may help to prevent treatment failure. Obtaining a full concentration-time curve of MFX for therapeutic drug monitoring is not feasible in most settings. Developing a limited-sampling strategy based on population pharmacokinetics (PK) may help to overcome this problem.
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Meropenem had significantly higher cellular metabolic activity (MTT assay) at both 5 mg/mL and 2.5 mg/mL compared with moxifloxacin (P = 0.029 and P = 0.018, respectively), with 96% cell viability (LIVE/DEAD assay). The measured values for meropenem concentrations in corneal and aqueous samples were significantly higher using a bioassay than with HPLC (P = 0.004). For both intact and denuded corneas, the concentrations in the anterior chamber increased from 0.48 μg/mL (SD 0.89) and 0.89 μg/mL (SD 0.81) to 6.35 μg/mL (SD 0.81) and 13.48 μg/mL (SD 14.82) using HPLC, and from 0.68 μg/mL (SD 1.50) and 1.31 μg/mL (SD 1.55) to 47.03 μg/mL (SD 5.51) and 43.69 μg/mL (SD 27.22) measured with a bioassay.
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Four months of treatment with some J-containing regimens was as effective as the 6-month standard regimen and more effective than 4 months of treatment with M-containing regimens. Supplementation of standard regimen (RHZ) with J or substitution of J for H may shorten the treatment duration needed to cure TB in patients.
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Prulifloxacin, a new thiazeto-quinoline derivative with antibiotic properties, was evaluated for cardiac risk both in vitro on the ether-à-go-go-related gene (HERG) K+ channel, and in vivo in the conscious dog monitored by telemetry. HERG current was measured from stably transfected human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells by means of the patch-clamp technique. Application of AF 3013, the active metabolite of prulifloxacin, produced only minor reduction of HERG current amplitude (tail current=-40 mV), producing a maximum blockade of 12.3 +/- 3.3% at the highest concentration tested (335 microM). In comparison, ciprofloxacin also failed to produce a 50% inhibition of HERG current amplitude, although the maximum blockade was greater than that observed with prulifloxacin (47.6 +/- 1.9% at the highest concentration tested (335 microM). In contrast, moxifloxacin blocked HERG current amplitude with an IC50 value of 74.7 microM. Prulifloxacin had no effect on the QTc interval (Fridericia's) following 5 days of repeated oral administration (150 mg/kg/day) in the conscious dog monitored by telemetry. These findings suggest that prulifloxacin is not likely to prolong the QT interval.
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In vitro effects of all agents were studied by using the microdilution method. For this purpose, serial dilutions of the aforementioned agents were prepared in concentrations between 4096 μg/mL-0.008 μg/mL. Afterwards, promastigotes incubated in suitable medium were counted with the hemocytometer and adjusted as having a last concentration of 2.5 x 10(6) cells/mL in wells containing medium+antibiotic or antifungal. After incubation live promastigotes were counted with the hemocytometer and inhibitor concentrations (IC(50)) were determined by comparing with the control that contained no antibiotics or antifungal.
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The use of clarithromycin in elderly donepezil users did not significantly increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes. However, our study cannot rule out a possible small increase in risk. Although antibacterials can be beneficial, care should be taken in selecting antibacterials for use in older people receiving donepezil.
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Gepotidacin (formerly GSK2140944) is a novel, first-in-class, triazaacenaphthylene antibacterial that inhibits bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV via a unique mechanism and has demonstrated in vitro activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, including drug-resistant strains, and also targets pathogens associated with other conventional and biothreat infections. Broth microdilution was used to evaluate the MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) activity of gepotidacin and comparators against 25 N. gonorrhoeae strains (including five ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible strains). Gepotidacin activity was also evaluated against three N. gonorrhoeae strains (including a ciprofloxacin-nonsusceptible strain) for resistance development, against three N. gonorrhoeae strains (including two tetracycline- and azithromycin-nonsusceptible strains) using time-kill kinetics and checkerboard methods, and against two N. gonorrhoeae strains for the investigation of postantibiotic (PAE) and subinhibitory (PAE-SME) effects. The MIC50 and MIC90 for gepotidacin against the 25 N. gonorrhoeae isolates tested were 0.12 and 0.25 μg/ml, respectively. The MBC50 and MBC90 for gepotidacin were 0.25 and 0.5 μg/ml, respectively. Gepotidacin was bactericidal, and single-step resistance selection studies did not recover any mutants, indicating a low rate of spontaneous single-step resistance. For combinations of gepotidacin and comparators tested using checkerboard methods, there were no instances where antagonism occurred and only one instance of synergy (with moxifloxacin; fractional inhibitory concentration, 0.375). This was not confirmed by in vitro time-kill studies. The PAE for gepotidacin against the wild-type strain ranged from 0.5 to >2.5 h, and the PAE-SME was >2.5 h. These in vitro data indicate that further study of gepotidacin is warranted for potential use in treating infections caused by N. gonorrhoeae.
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Repolarization morphology is significantly altered by moxifloxacin. The computerized ECG technique provides a novel method for quantifying morphological changes of repolarization segment. Our new parameters reflecting the morphology of the T-wave outperformed QTc measurements when identifying moxifloxacin-induced blockade of the outward rapid components of the delayed rectifier repolarizing potassium current (I(Kr)). These data indicate that the analysis of T-wave morphology could play a role in the assessment of drug toxicity.
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Among the 657 cases, AV was found in 23.74 % of the cases (156/657). AV mixed infections were diagnosed in 53.85 % (84/156): the mixed infections included VVC (32/84, 38.10 %), BV (31/84, 36.90 %), and TV (21/84, 25.00 %). Common symptoms of AV were a change in the characteristics of the discharge (44/72, 61.11 %) and increased discharge (30/72, 41.67 %). Vaginal pH was usually higher than 4.5 (63/72, 87.50 %). Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus viridans, Escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus epidermidis were frequently isolated. There is no statistically significant difference between two moxifloxacin treatment groups (p > 0.05). Cure rate was 89.7 % in 6-day group, and 71.4 % in 12-day group.