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Cefadroxil has been used for the treatment of acute osteomyelitis. However, its pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics have not been studied in these patients. We evaluated the kinetics and dynamics of cefadroxil in a pediatric patient with osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. After initial clinical improvement on intravenous nafcillin, the patient received oral cefadroxil, 60 mg/kg every 12 h. Blood samples were collected at 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 h; bactericidal titers were determined at 2 and 12 h. Cefadroxil was measured by an HPLC method. The peak and trough serum concentration of cefadroxil was 35.4 and 0.5 micrograms/ml, respectively. The oral clearance and elimination half-life were 11.5 ml/min/kg and 2.4 h, respectively. The peak bactericidal titer was 1:4 and the trough titer was less than 1:2 for the infecting organism. The child's finger appeared worse with an increase in swelling and erythema after 2 days of cefadroxil therapy. Cefadroxil was discontinued and the patient was treated successfully with intravenous nafcillin. The apparent failure of cefadroxil therapy can be explained by lower than recommended peak (greater than or equal to 1:8) and trough (greater than or equal to 1:2) titers for therapeutic success. Thus, an alternative dosage regimen of cefadroxil should be considered in the future studies.
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Ten cephalosporin derivatives (cefaclor, cefadroxil, cefalexin, cefazolin, cefoxitin, cefuroxime, cefoperazone, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone) were analyzed by capillary zone electrophoresis using different background electrolyte solutions at different pH values. Electrophoretic mobilities of the analytes were calculated, the influence of the electrophoretic parameteres on the separation was established and the analytical conditions were optimized.
In 17 patients (7 with normal renal function, 10 with impaired renal function) who underwent renal surgery, renal tissue samples and blood samples were taken 3-4 h following the administration of a single oral dose of 1000 mg cefadroxil. It was demonstrated that the concentrations in renal tissue were within the range from 14.2 to 115 micrograms/g tissue, while the serum levels varied from 11.6 to 63.3 micrograms/ml serum. A statistically significant correlation between serum levels and renal tissue levels can be demonstrated. The correlation of the distribution ratio: serum level/tissue level to serum creatinine level proved to be a linear regression, i.e. the distribution quotient decreased if the serum creatinine level increased. This means that the renal tissue level of cefadroxil in comparison to serum level will be lower in patients with renal impairment. However, even with much impaired renal function the renal tissue level exceeded the minimum inhibitory concentration for the most relevant pathogens.
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Cefetamet pivoxil, an oral third generation cephalosporin, was evaluated in 218 hospitalized patients with complicated urinary tract infections. Among these patients, 28 (13.1%) were suffering from concomitant diabetes: 25 of these patients were matched with 25 non-diabetic patients and for each pair, the age +/- 2 years, sex, complicating factors, etc. had to be identical. All patients received 2000 mg cefetamet pivoxil daily for 10 days. The predominant pathogen was E. coli; 18 in the diabetic group, 15 among non-diabetics. Comparison of the therapeutic results showed that the bacteriological eradication rate was similar in diabetic and non-diabetic patients, 92% and 87.5%, respectively. There was a similar improvement in pyuria, and therapeutic response was equal in diabetic patients as in non-diabetic patients. No unwanted effects on renal function were observed in the high-risk diabetic group.
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The effect of two cephalosporins, cefadroxil and cefalexine, was in vitro studied by using two models of regulation of the IgE production in healthy humans, e.g. the induction of CD23-antigens on B-cells and the IgE synthesis in cell culture supernatants after stimulation by recombinant interleukin-4. Cefadroxil clearly inhibited CD23 membrane expression on normal human B-lymphocytes. In the same way, this cephalosporin blocked up to 90% of the in vitro interleukin-4-dependent IgE production by normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Cefalexine was unable to do the same. There results suggest that cefadroxil interplays with the regulation processes of the IgE production in humans.
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The incidence of AAD in the probiotic group was 10.8% compared to 15.6% in the placebo group, the difference being statistically non-significant (p = 0.19). The relative risk for AAD was 0.7 with the 95% CI being 0.4 to 1.2. The diarrhoea duration in the probiotic group was two days with an interquartile range of 1- 3 days and was significantly less (p = 0.01) than the placebo group which was four days with an interquartile range of 3 - 5.5 days. Subgroup analysis of subjects with AAD showed that the incidence of severe diarrhoea (watery stools) was 96% in the placebo group (25 out of 26) compared to 31.6% (6 out of 19) in the probiotic group and this difference was significant statistically (p < 0.001). Four mild, non-serious, adverse events were detected (2.0%) in the probiotic group but there were none in the placebo group.
Twelve healthy volunteers received cefatrizine orally at doses equal to 500 mg every 12 h for 5 days. Cefatrizine was assayed by high performance liquid chromatography in plasma and urines collected after the first and/or the last administration. Cefatrizine absorption was rapid; its peak plasma level was reached at time 1.79 +/- 0.07 h following the first dose, it was equal to 7.37 +/- 0.31 micrograms.ml-1. Its apparent elimination half-life was equal to 1.50 +/- 0.05 h, it explains the lack of accumulation with time during multiple administrations every 12 hours. Comparisons between peak plasma concentration and area under curves following the first and last dosing showed significant (p less than 0.01) but weak (close to 15%) reduction of these 2 parameters with time which could be explained by a slight reduction of cefatrizine absorption with time. In conclusion, cefatrizine does not accumulate when administered repeatedly at a dose equal to 500 mg every 12 h in young adult, and its pharmacokinetics is virtually linear with time.
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In vitro susceptibility testing of 28 strains of Eikenella corrodens by the agar dilution technique showed that all strains were uniformly susceptible to penicillin, ticarcillin, cefoxitin, cefotaxime, N-formimidoyl thienamycin, and moxalactam and resistant to clindamycin and cefadroxil. Cefoperazone, piperacillin, and mezlocillin showed good activity, with some strains relatively resistant. Bacampicillin and cefamandole showed relatively poor activity.
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Thirty-two patients with pharyngitis were randomly assigned to receive either 30 mg/kg of cefadroxil every 24 hours orally or 15 mg/kg of penicillin V potassium every eight hours orally for ten days. Sera for antistreptolysin-O, streptozyme, and anti-DNAase were compared before and after treatment. Twenty patients finished the study and had a confirmed throat culture for the group A streptococcus and at least one fourfold antibody rise. Of these 20 patients, seven of eight in the penicillin group and all 12 in the cefadroxil group were cured at the end of therapy. One patient in the penicillin group had a positive culture at the end of therapy; one patient in each group was recolonized at follow-up culture 10 to 20 days after ending therapy. Seven other patients who finished the study had a positive throat culture but no antibody response and were presumed carriers; these included five in the penicillin and two in the cefadroxil group. One of these presumed carriers had a persistent infection and relapsed two days after the end of therapy. Both therapies appeared to be equally successful and no serious side effects occurred.
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The in vitro activity of loracarbef, penicillin V, cefaclor and cefadroxil against log and stationary phase cultures of group A streptococci was compared. MICs and MBCs were determined with the broth dilution method and by a modified agar plate dilution technique where the beta-lactams were inactivated after the MICs were determined allowing inhibited but not killed organisms to grow on further incubation. The MICs of loracarbef and the two cephalosporins were 16-32 times higher than those of penicillin V. In plate dilution the MBC/MIC ratios of all agents were < or = 2 for log phase cultures. With stationary phase cultures, especially in the broth dilution test, the MBC/MIC ratios of loracarbef and the two cephalosporins were > or = 32 for a large number of strains. The phenotype response of stationary phase cultures to beta-lactam antibiotics may not only be related to the physiological status of the streptococci, to the culture conditions and to the beta-lactam under test. The present investigation indicated that the phenotypic response was also an intrinsic property of certain strains.
We demonstrate for the first time renal in vivo transport activity of a dipeptide that allows cells that participate in peptide reabsorption to be visualized. This functional assay may be used to investigate renal peptide transport mechanisms and test new compounds that are transported via proton-driven peptide transporters.
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Eleven new 7-[2-(dihydro-5-substituted-6-thioxo-2H-1,3,5-thiadiazine-3( 4H)-yl)-2- (4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamido]-3-methyl-3-cephem-4-carboxylic acid derivatives were synthesized by the reaction of cefadroxil monohydrate, formaldehyde and substituted potassium dithiocarbamate. Their structures have been elucidated by spectral data and elementary analysis. The title compounds were tested for antimicrobial activity in vitro against gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis), gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and yeast-like fungi (Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. stellatoidea, C. pseudotropicalis) in comparison with cefadroxil monohydrate. The activity of compounds 1 and 10 against S. aureus (MBC: 37.5 micrograms/ml) and compound 1 against E. coli (MBC: 75 micrograms/ml) were found to be the same as cefadroxil monohydrate. Compounds 1 and 10 were more effective than cefadroxil monohydrate against S. faecalis with 25 and 37.5 micrograms/ml MBC values, respectively. None of the compounds and cefadroxil monohydrate proved to be effective against P. aeruginosa (MBC: greater than 100 micrograms/ml). While cefadroxil monohydrate had no activity against yeast-like fungi, compounds 9 and 10 were significantly effective against yeast-like fungi (MFC: 37.5 micrograms/ml).
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A 20-question survey assessing practices aimed at preventing breast implant-associated infections was generated and distributed via SurveyMonkey to members of the American Society of Plastic Surgery whose e-mail addresses were listed on the American Society of Plastic Surgery member Web site in April 2015.
Aerosol administration of peptide based drugs has an important role in the treatment of various pulmonary and systemic diseases. The characterisation of pulmonary peptide transport pathways can lead to new strategies in aerosol drug treatment.
A double-blind, randomized clinical trial was carried out to compare the effectiveness of twice daily versus once daily administration of the cephalosporin, cefatrizine, in paediatric outpatients with bacterial infection of the respiratory tract. Thirty children were studied, aged 7 years 2 months (range, 4-12 years). They were given 75 mg/kg.day cefatrizine either once daily or twice daily at 12 h intervals for 8 days. Fever, clinical symptoms, bacterial eradication and overall tolerance were evaluated. No significant differences were observed between once daily or twice daily administration. This is in agreement with other studies carried out on adults. It is concluded that cefatrizine may be given to paediatric out-patients for the treatment of bacterial infection of the respiratory tract only once daily with good clinical and overall results.
Antibiotic resistance in avian bacterial pathogens is a common problem in the Bangladesh poultry industry. The aim of the present study was to provide information on the present status of antibiotic resistance patterns in avian pathogenic Escherichia coli in Bangladesh. Of 279 dead or sick poultry of different ages, 101 pathogenic E coli strains isolated from broilers and layer hens with colibacillosis infections were screened to determine phenotypic expression of antimicrobial resistance against 13 antibiotics used in both veterinary and human medicine in Bangladesh. Of 101 pathogenic E. coli isolates, more than 55% were resistant to at least one or more of the tested compounds, and 36.6% of the isolates showed multiple-drug-resistant phenotypes. The most common resistances observed were against tetracycline (45.5%), trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole (26.7%), nalidixic acid (25.7%), ampicillin (25.7%), and streptomycin (20.8%). Resistance to ciprofloxacin (12.9%), chlormaphenicol (8.9%), nitrofurantoin (2%), and gentamicin (2%) was also observed, and none of the isolates were resistant to tigecycline as well as extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producers. One isolate was resistant to cefuroxime (1%), cefadroxil (1%), and mecillinam (1%) but was not an ESBL producer. Resistance rates, although significant in Bangladeshi isolates, were found to be lower than those reported for avian isolates from the Republic of Korea and clinical, avian, and environmental isolates from Bangladesh. The high level of antibiotic resistance in avian pathogens from Bangladesh is worrisome and indicates that widespread use of antibiotics as feed additives for growth promotion and disease prevention could have negative implications for human and animal health and the environment.
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1. The oral cephalosporins: cefatrizine and cephaloglycine inhibit the L-leucine absorption in vivo on rat jejunum. 2. This inhibition is dose and time dependent and the effect is irreversible. 3. These antibiotics have a systemic effect on L-leucine absorption. 4. The inhibition of these antibiotics affect only leucine transport, without affecting the diffusion. 5. Cefatrizine and cephaloglycine inhibit the basolateral (Na(+)-K+) ATPase activity in rat jejunum.
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Ceftibuten and cyclacillin were recognized by PEPT1 with affinity constants comparable to those of natural dipeptides (K(i) = 0.3 and 0.5 mM, respectively). Cefadroxil, cefamandole, cephradine, cefaclor, cefuroxime-axetil, cefixime, cephalotin, cephalexin and ampicillin also interacted with PEPTI (K(i) = 7-14 mM). In contrast, cefapirin, cefodizime, cefuroxime, cefmetazole, ceftazidime, benzyl-penicillin, ceftriaxone, cefpirome, cefotaxime, cefepime, cephaloridine and cefsulodin displayed no affinity to the transport system (K(i) > 20 mM). The uptake into the cells and the transepithelial flux was highest for those beta-lactam antibiotics, which showed the strongest inhibition of [14C]Gly-Sar transport (p < 0.0001). Exceptions were cefuroximaxetil and cephalotin.
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The in-vitro activity of ceftibuten was compared with cefuroxime and cefadroxil against 475 clinically-significant, epidemiologically-distinct isolates of Gram-negative bacilli: 170 from blood, 212 from urine and 93 from a supplementary collection of multiply-resistant strains known to have resistance plasmids, to have caused sporadic or epidemic nosocomial infection, or both. Ceftibuten MICs ranged from 0.003 to greater than 32 mg/l, with a modal MIC of 0.01 mg/l: 95% of all isolates had ceftibuten MIC values of less than or equal to 8 mg/l, the sensitivity breakpoint suggested by the manufacturer. Ninety per cent of isolates had MICs of less than or equal to 1 mg/l and 49% had MICs of less than or equal to 0.03 mg/l. All isolates of Klebsiella, Serratia, Proteus and Providencia spp., and Morganella morganii had MIC values of 8 mg/l or less. Only two of 124 isolates of Escherichia coli tested, and only one of 23 Citrobacter spp., had MICs of greater than 8 mg/l (16, 16 and greater than 32 mg/l respectively). Resistance MIC greater than 16 mg/l) was more frequent among Enterobacter and Acinetobacter spp. Thirteen of 52 Enterobacter spp., and seven of 18 Acinetobacter calcoaceticus had MICs of at least 32 mg/l. MIC ranges, modal MICs and MIC90s indicated that ceftibuten was, with the exception of only two strains, consistently more active in-vitro than cefuroxime, which was in turn more active than cefadroxil.
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Intracerebral microdialysis was used to measure unbound concentrations of cefadroxil in rat blood, striatum extracellular fluid (ECF) and lateral ventricle cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The distribution of cefadroxil in brain was compared in the absence and presence of probenecid, an inhibitor of OATs, MRPs and OATPs, where both drugs were administered intravenously. The effect of PEPT2 inhibition by intracerebroventricular (icv) infusion of Ala-Ala, a substrate of PEPT2, on cefadroxil levels in brain was also evaluated. In addition, using an in vitro brain slice method, the distribution of cefadroxil in brain intracellular fluid (ICF) was studied in the absence and presence of transport inhibitors (probenecid for OATs, MRPs and OATPs; Ala-Ala and glycylsarcosine for PEPT2).
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Bacteriologic treatment success rates for patients in cefadroxil and penicillin groups were 94% and 86%, respectively. However, among patients classified clinically as likely to have bona fide GABHS pharyngitis, there was no difference in bacteriologic treatment success rates in cefadroxil and penicillin groups (95% and 94%, respectively). Among patients classified clinically as likely to be streptococcal carriers, bacteriologic treatment success rates in cefadroxil and penicillin groups were 92% and 73%, respectively. The presence of beta-lactamase and/or bacteriocin-producing pharyngeal flora had no consistent effect on bacteriologic eradication rates among patients in either penicillin or cefadroxil treatment groups or among patients classified as having either GABHS pharyngitis or streptococcal carriage.
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Cefadroxil, a cephalosporin antibiotic, is a substrate for several membrane transporters including peptide transporter 2 (PEPT2), organic anion transporters (OATs), multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs), and organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs). These transporters are expressed at the blood-brain barrier (BBB), blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB), and/or brain cells. The effect of these transporters on cefadroxil distribution in brain is unknown, especially in the extracellular and intracellular fluids within brain.
This study was performed to characterize the transport of the endogenous photosensitizer delta-aminolevulinic acid in tumor cells of the extrahepatic biliary duct. Uptake of [(3)H]delta-aminolevulinic acid into human cholangiocarcinoma SK-ChA-1 cells was linear for up to 10 min, independent of a Na(+) gradient, but stimulated 3- to 4-fold by an inwardly directed H(+) gradient. Uptake of delta-aminolevulinic acid was mediated by a single transport system with an apparent affinity (K(t)) of 2.1 mM and a maximal velocity (V(max)) of 60.1 nmol. 10 min(-1). mg of protein(-1). Glycylsarcosine, alanylalanine, and cefadroxil strongly inhibited the [(3)H]delta-aminolevulinic acid uptake with K(i) values of 1.3, 0.2, and 3.6 mM, respectively. In contrast, gamma-aminobutyric acid, glycine, L-glutamic acid, and L-aspartic acid (all 10 mM) had no effect on the total [(3)H]delta-aminolevulinic acid uptake, neither at pH 6.0 nor at pH 7.5. Applying a Dixon type of experiment and the ABC test revealed that glycylsarcosine and delta-aminolevulinic acid are transported via the same system, PEPT1. Treatment of the cells with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, a phorbol ester that activates protein kinase C, resulted in a significant inhibition of the transport rate. This inhibition could be blocked by cotreatment with staurosporine. We conclude that delta-aminolevulinic acid is transported by the H(+)/peptide cotransporter PEPT1 into epithelial cells of the extrahepatic biliary duct. delta-Aminolevulinic acid can be accumulated specifically in bile duct tumor cells before photodynamic therapy.
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Pyoderma caused by Peptostreptococcus tetradius in a pup was successfully treated with cefadroxil. Although this bacterium is rarely found in veterinary medicine, it is a known pathogen in human beings and should be considered as a potential causative agent in pyodermas in which anaerobes are suspected.