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The two moxifloxacin-containing regimens produced a more rapid initial decline in bacterial load, as compared with the control group. However, noninferiority for these regimens was not shown, which indicates that shortening treatment to 4 months was not effective in this setting. (Funded by the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development and others; REMoxTB ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00864383.).
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Mycobacterium aurum is considered a surrogate of M. tuberculosis and recently has been proposed as test organism in high throughput screening of antituberculosis drugs (3). In this investigation, we suggest use of a recombinant M. aurum expressing E. coli lacZ gene, in which beta-galactosidase production is the reporter system as recently reported by us (6). The assay is based on production of beta-galactosidase in presence of drugs during growth. Enzyme production was inhibited within 4 h by frontline antimycobacterial drugs like streptomycin, rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol, ofloxacin, and sparfloxacin at their MICs. The assay could be performed conveniently in 96-well microtiter plate format.
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A 71-year-old male with a past medical history of kidney transplant on immunosuppressive therapy, presented to the hospital with a 1-day history of headache. On physical examination, the patient had no focal neurological symptoms. Initial laboratory reports were unremarkable. Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed, which showed a ring enhancing mass and perilesional edema in the left cerebellar hemisphere. The patient underwent a left posterior fossa biopsy and drainage. The lesion was encapsulated with a purulent center. Cultures revealed pan-sensitive mycobacterium tuberculosis and the patient was started on rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, and B6. The patient was monitored carefully and brain MRIs were obtained at 1, 4, 9, 11, and 14 months. It was noted that the tuberculosis abscess had grown in size from month 4 to month 9 of treatment. Since the patient's neurologic examination and symptoms were stable at that time, the drug regimen was not changed. The 14-month follow up MRI showed that the abscess had nearly resolved.
To study pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and drug interactions of multidrug treatment regimens in a large cohort of patients with MAC lung disease.
Ethambutol (EMB) continues to be used as part of a standard drug regimen for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Mutations in the embB gene and those within its conserved EMB resistance determining region (ERDR) in particular have repeatedly been associated with resistance to EMB in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The aim of this study was to examine the mutational "hot spots" in the embB gene, including the ERDR, among multidrug-resistant (MDR) M. tuberculosis clinical isolates and to find a possible association between embB mutations and resistance to EMB. An 863-bp fragment of the embB gene was sequenced in 17 EMB-resistant and 33 EMB-susceptible MDR-TB isolates. In total, eight embB mutation types were detected in 6 distinct codons of 27 (54%) M. tuberculosis isolates. Mutations in codon 306 were most common, found in both EMB-resistant (9) and EMB-susceptible (11) isolates. Only mutations in codons 406 and 507 were found exclusively in four and one EMB-resistant isolates, respectively. Sequence analysis of the ERDR in the embB gene is not sufficient for rapid detection of EMB resistance, and the codon 306 mutations are not good predictive markers of resistance to EMB.
We propose a pyrazinamide susceptibility breakpoint of 50 mg/L for clinical decision making and for development of rapid susceptibility assays. This breakpoint is identical to that identified using computer-aided simulations of hollow fibre system output.
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RT-PCR targeting 85B gene of M. tuberculosis was a specific, rapid, reliable technique to detect the M. tuberculosis directly from sputum specimens. Our results showed that 2.9 per cent of M. tuberculosis isolates in the study population of Chennai were MDR.
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Guided by drug susceptibility testing, individualized anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy for 12 to 18 months is effective for spinal tuberculosis.
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The diagnostic procedure of pulmonary masses in patients with AIDS is presented.
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Recently the duration of treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis in The Netherlands was shortened from nine to six months. A six months regimen containing isoniazid (H), rifampicin (R) and pyrazinamid (Z) daily for two months, followed by H and R daily for another four months (2HRZ/2HR) has been proven effective for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, provided the cause is a fully susceptible strain of M. tuberculosis. Worldwide there is an increase in drug-resistant tuberculosis. Since at the start of treatment susceptibility tests often are not available, a fourth drug must be added in the intensive phase. Ethambutol is the drug preferred. This means that one always starts with 4 drugs unless the patient is a contact of an index-case with proven susceptibility and one is sure that he will be compliant or the patient is infected in the past before 1940, he received never tuberculostatic drugs and one is sure that there is no exogenous reinfection. If the patient has been treated previously and anti-tuberculosis drug resistance is likely, treatment regimens should contain at least two drugs with which he has not been treated before, while a fifth drug routinely must be added in the intensive phase. Amikacin is preferred, since there is no cross-resistance to streptomycin. Consensus on the duration of treatment for extra-pulmonary tuberculosis has not yet been reached, but basically the principles for treatment are the same. This is also true for HIV infected tuberculosis patients. In some serious clinical situations (meningitis, miliary, spine tb) duration of treatment still is 9-12 months. Early involvement of the public health nurse of the municipal health department (GGD) is necessary to ensure patient compliance and treatment supervision.
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It has been suggested that drug-metabolizing enzymes might play important roles in the development of anti-tuberculosis drug (ATD)-induced maculopapular eruption (MPE), as in ATD-induced hepatitis. We investigated the associations between the genetic polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes and ATD-induced MPE.
This is a cross-sectional study conducted between September 2014 and March 2015, sputum samples were collected from 223 consenting adult patients and subjected to primary isolation and drug susceptibility testing. Socio-demographic data was collected and all data analysed using SPSS v20.