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855 gastro duodenal biopsies were collected and cultured on H.pylori selective medium (containing Brucella agar and Columbia agar (Hi media), with Skirrow's supplement (antibiotic supplement) and 7% human blood cells). H.pylori was isolated from 80 specimens. The antimicrobial susceptibility of H.pylori isolates was carried out by the Kirby Bauer technique against metronidazole (5 µg), clarithromycin (15 µg), ciprofloxacin (5 µg), amoxicillin (10 µg), tetracycline (30 µg), erythromycin (15 µg), levofloxacin (5 µg), and furazolidone (50 µg) (Sigma- Aldrich, MO).
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The Maastricht II criteria suggest the use of amoxicillin and clarithromycin in addition to a proton pump inhibitor over 7-10 d as a first line therapy in the eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). For each proton pump inhibitor, various rates of eradication have been reported. The present study was to compare the efficacy of different proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, lansoprazole and pantoprazole in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin in the first line eradication of H pylori and to investigate the success of H pylori eradication in our district.
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After 3-8 weeks of treatment with low-dose neomacrolides, 108 patients were available for evaluation. In asthma patients (n = 47), pulmonary function tests and symptom scores improved significantly. Responders (≥7% forced expiratory volume in one second predicted [FEV(1)%] improvement) were older (55 vs. 47 years; p = 0.042) and had a longer duration of asthma (29 vs. 9 years; p = 0.052). In patients with bronchiectasis only (n = 61), symptom scores improved significantly. Responders (≥60% symptom score improvement) were older (61 vs. 53 years; p = 0.004), more frequently male (53% vs. 27%; p = 0.043), and there was a nonsignificant trend towards higher high-resolution CT (HRCT) score for bronchiectasis in responders (6.4 vs. 4.6; p = 0.053). In multivariate logistic regression analysis, age and male gender were independent predictors for improvement in this group.
The incidence of adverse drug reactions was 2.21% and the H. pylori eradication rate was 92.8%. Subgroup analyses performed to investigate the patient background factors affecting safety and efficacy revealed no factors that significantly affected the incidence of adverse drug reactions or the H. pylori eradication rate.
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Chloroform and diethyl-ether were used to extract honey fractions (HS) and Manuka honey (HM). H. pylori ureases were obtained from a 48-h culture through sonication. Urease activity was measured spectrophotometrically by assaying the reduction in NADH in coupled urease-glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) system, whereas urease inhibition was calculated by comparing the NADH oxidation rate before and after incubation with honey fractions.
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A psychometric study within an international, prospective, randomized, double-blind study. The CAP-symptom questionnaire (CAP-Sym) is a new, 18-item, patient-reported outcome measure that evaluates the bothersomeness of CAP-related symptoms during the past 24 h using a 6-point Likert scale. We used "gold standard" psychometric methods to comprehensively evaluate the acceptability, reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the CAP-Sym.
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The present study was a prospective, non-comparative and open-label designed. After confirming duodenal ulcer by endoscopy, patients with evidence of H. pylori infection with Campylobacter like organism (CLO) test, histology or culture were given eradication treatment for 7 days. Successful eradication was confirmed with second endoscopy after 4 weeks unless all CLO test, histology or culture were negative. Relief of symptoms and any adverse effects were recorded. The trial took place between February 2002 and April 2002 at King Hussein Medical Center, Royal Medical Services, Amman, Jordan.
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Many species of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have long been identified as important causes of human disease, the incidence of which is rising. Several reports have suggested increasing trend of both in vitro and in vivo resistance to available treatment regimes. The aim of this study was to evaluate antibiotic susceptibility of clinically relevant NTM isolates using standard microbroth dilution test. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed following National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards methods for NTM isolates, including 85 Mycobacterium fortuitum, 39 Mycobacterium chelonae, and 30 Mycobacterium abscessus subsp. abscessus as rapidly growing mycobacteria and 48 Mycobacterium simiae and 40 Mycobacterium kansasii as slowly growing mycobacteria. All isolates were recovered from various types of clinical samples and identified by multilocus sequence analysis. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ), amikacin, tobramycin, clarithromycin, moxifloxacin, linezolid, and imipenem showed better activity against M. fortuitum rather than meropenem, ciprofloxacin, cefoxitin, and doxycycline. Amikacin was active against 93% of M. abscessus subsp. abscessus. Linezolid, clarithromycin, cefoxitin, ciprofloxacin, imipenem, moxifloxacin, tobramycin, TMP-SMZ, doxycycline, and meropenem showed some activities on M. abscessus subsp. abscessus as well. The majority of M. abscessus subsp. abscessus and M. chelonae strains were multidrug resistant. Among the 40 isolates of M. kansasii, all were susceptible to ethambutol, isoniazid, clarithromycin, moxifloxacin, and linezolid. These isolates were also resistant to doxycycline and 50% were resistant to rifampicin and ciprofloxacin. M. simiae was resistant to clarithromycin, doxycycline, isoniazid, and TMP-SMZ, and the majority of isolates showed high levels of resistance to linezolid, ethambutol, ciprofloxacin, streptomycin, and rifampicin. The majority of M. simiae isolates were multidrug resistant. Our data confirm the need for performing of standard susceptibility testing of any clinically important NTM isolate.
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Progression rates were similar but treatment outcomes differed significantly between patients with lung disease caused by M. abscessus and M. massiliense. This difference in treatment outcomes was partly explained by the susceptibility of these organisms to clarithromycin.
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Although PCM combined with wenweishu or yangweishu in the treatment of H. pylori positive patients with chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer can not reach a significantly higher eradication rate, it can increase the rates of both gastric ulcer healing and symptom relief.
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Adverse drug reaction to tuberculous chemotherapy is not an uncommon problem. Usually it occurs to single drug and can be treated easily with minimal intervention. We follow WHO recommended guideline for National Tuberculosis Control Programs to treat these adverse reactions. Here we found an adult who has been suffering left sided pleural tuberculosis developed anaphylactic reaction to first dose of category-1 anti-TB regime. Later on it was found that he could not even tolerate smaller challenging doses of isoniazide, Ethambutol, Rifampicin and Pyrazinamide separately. It became very difficult to choose an alternate regime for this patient. Lastly a regime with levofloxacin, streptomycin and clarithromycin was give to treat him and patient was recovered with this regime successfully. This experience will help in management of unusual drug reactions to anti-tuberculosis drugs.
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It is controversial whether patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) respond differently to Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) eradication treatment than those with peptic ulcer disease (PUD). To review the evidence for any difference in H pylori eradication rates between PUD and NUD patients.
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Ninety children (age 2-19 years) who had abdominal pain and/or recurrent vomiting were determined to have H. pylori gastritis by endoscopy, histology, and a Giemsa stain positive for H. pylori. The patients were randomized to receive amoxicillin, metronidazole, and bismuth subcitrate for 7 days (group A; 45 children) or 14 days (group B; 45 children) and were observed clinically for 19 +/- 11.5 months. Resolution of all abdominal and gastrointestinal symptoms was considered a good response.
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Nine patients were recruited. Using Wilcoxon signed ranks test, seizure frequency did not differ significantly after HP treatment compared to the period before treatment (P = 0.6).
This case confirms that clarithromycin although very rarely, can be a cause of fulminant hepatitis, especially in patients with pre-existing liver damage. Although the presumption that clarithromycin hepatotoxicity is dose related is reasonable, an immune-toxicologic hypothesis cannot be excluded.
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The effectiveness of Helicobacter pylori eradication treatment and long term acid suppression maintenance in the natural course of duodenal ulcer has not been directly compared.
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High-dose PPI-amoxicillin dual therapy is comparable to recommended rescue therapies for H. pylori infection. More researches are needed to determine the efficacy of high-dose dual therapy as a first-line therapy.
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We report the first pediatric case of bronchogenic cyst complicated by atypical Mycobacterium infection. This case describes a 13-year-old Caucasian American female with a large cystic lesion and extensive pulmonary involvement. Pathology studies revealed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, multiple nodules, and acid-fast bacilli. She was successfully treated with surgical excision and a six-week course of clarithromycin, rifampin and ethambutol. Other unusual aspects of this case include multilocular intraparenchymal cyst appearance, its turbid drainage, and late symptom onset.
Histopathological and clinical data strongly suggest that Helicobacter pylori is the cause of chronic gastritis and peptic ulceration. However, little has been written about the potential causal relation of H. pylori infection to hyperplastic and adenomatous gastric polyps. We therefore carried out a prospective study to determine the effect of eradicating H. pylori infection on the course of hyperplastic and adenomatous gastric polyps.