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Whether PCR-based diagnosis would be useful for HIV-infected patients is a matter of debate, as is also the clinical significance of P. jirovecii colonization. The best alternative regimens for treating P. jirovecii pneumonia in cases of treatment failure or severe intolerance to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole are not clearly defined.
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The aim of this study was to determine resistance to co-trimoxazole among 476 strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococus aureus (MRSA) and 2137 strains of methicillin resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci (MRCNS) isolation during three years (2001-2003). Their susceptibility testing were performed by the disc-diffusion techniques according to recomendation of NCCLS (National Committe for Clinical Laboratory Standards). Co-trimoxazole resistance was demonstrated more frequently among MRCNS (52,8%, 51,4%, 63,9% in 2001, 2002, 2003), than among MRSA (23,4%, 19,5%, 16,8% adequately).
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This trial is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01594827, received 05/07/2012) and is funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (Grants: PMEP10K1 and PMEP11K1).
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To show non-inferiority of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole compared with vancomycin for the treatment of severe infections due to meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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Nocardiosis is a localized or disseminated infection caused by gram-positive bacteria of the genus Nocardia. The infection most commonly affects the lungs, skin and central nervous system. Nocardiosis principally occurs in individuals with cellular immunodeficiency and should be considered in the differential diagnosis when such individuals present respiratory, cutaneous or neurological alterations. Herein, we report a case of pulmonary and cutaneous nocardiosis in a patient receiving oral corticosteroids to treat bronchiolitis obliterans accompanied by organizing pneumonia of unknown origin. After long-term treatment with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim, the clinical and radiological profile improved.
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Fixed drug eruption was the most common drug eruption seen. Cotrimoxazole was the most common cause of drug eruptions.
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Pancreatic involvement has been studied in 70 HIV infected patients, in diverse stages, that were treated with didanosine (ddI), both as monotherapy or associated to zidovudine; 38% of patients presented adverse reaction that obliged to withdraw the medication: pancreatitis (4%), hyperamylasemia (21%) and abdominal pain and/or diarrhea (12%). The possible causes in presentation of adverse effects were evaluated: route of infection, stage of HIV infection, use of pentamidine or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for preventing Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, administration of ddI in monotherapy or in combined form with zidovudine, time of treatment and level of CD4 lymphocytes. The outcome of adverse effects is related significantly only with the most advanced stage of HIV infection.
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The study was limited by reliance on chart data, the use of inpatient records, and number of patients.
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Two reviewers independently assessed trial eligibility and quality, and extracted data. Where data were incomplete or unclear trial authors were contacted for further details.
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In Alice Springs and its vicinity, a single nasal swab was collected from 282 Australian aborigines in May 1981 to determine nasal carriage rates of pneumococci. Each swab was inoculated on blood agar and on gentamicin blood agar. The carriage rates were 89% in children, 39% in adolescents and 34% in adults. In all, 27 serotypes of pneumococci were met with and 15 (4%) of subjects yielded two or more serotypes. In children, types 23, 19, 6, 22 and 6 were predominant (in that order), whereas type 3 was commonest in older subjects. Approximately 25% children and 5% adults yielded drug-insensitive pneumococci. Resistance to benzylpenicillin, tetracycline and co-trimoxazole was met with, resistant pneumococci showed five resistance patterns and belonged to nine serotypes, predominantly types 19 and 23. All isolates were sensitive to chloramphenicol, erythromycin, lincomycin and rifampicin. The carriage rate of drug-insensitive pneumococci was 100-fold higher amongst children sampled than in non-aboriginal children in Australia.
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Observational case report.
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole therapy was effective in decreasing fungal load in the lesions, allowing patient immune response to control the infection leading to the healing of the lesions.
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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) was used alone and in combination with other antimicrobial agents as treatment for infections in patients with cancer. Patients who did not respond to previous treatment with combinations of antibiotics received TMP-SMZ orally or parenterally during a total of 127 episodes of infection. The combined response rate for these two routes of administration was 49%, and the individual rates were similar for both routes. Twenty-eight infections were treated with TMP-SMZ plus tobramycin, and 75% responded after treatment with other drugs had failed. Ticarcillin plus TMP-SMZ was used as initial therapy for presumed or proved infection during 276 episodes of fever. Of 102 documented infections, 77% responded. Toxicity from TMP-SMZ was minimal.
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A 62-year-old man, under long-term corticosteroid therapy for pigeon breeder's disease, was admitted to endocrinology disease department for cutaneous abscess on back, limbs and scalp. Culture of various bacteriological samples (cutaneous abscess, blood culture) isolated Nocardia otitidiscaviarum. The patient was treated by trimethoprime-sulfametoxazole during several weeks with abscess disappearance. Our laboratory quickly identificatied a bacteria belonging to the Nocardia genus, with simple technique, later confirmed by a specialized laboratory (Pr. Boiron Claude Bernard University Lyon I) with identification of Nocardia otitidiscaviarum. The proof of pulmonary nocardiosis could not be established despite the existente of several risk factors. Prognosis is poor for immunocompromised patients, but the secondary cutaneous dissemination phase presented a favourable evolution under antibiotic therapy.
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We included 53 pregnant women who received a diagnosis of Q fever. We compared the incidence of obstetric and maternal Q fever complications for women who received long-term cotrimoxazole treatment (n=16) with that for women who did not receive long-term cotrimoxazole treatment (n=37); long-term cotrimoxazole treatment was defined as oral administration of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole during at least 5 weeks of pregnancy.
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients is usually treated with trimethoprim (TMP)-sulfamethoxazole (SMX) 1920 mg 3 times daily (approximately equivalent to TMP 15 mg/kg/day-SMX 75 mg/kg/day) for 21 days. Pharmacokinetic data suggest that lower doses would be equally efficacious and might be associated with a lower incidence of adverse effects. We conducted a retrospective review of case notes for the first episode of laboratory-confirmed PCP in HIV-infected patients treated at Auckland City Hospital, from January 1991 through December 2007. Seventy-three of 84 (87%) patients were treated with TMP-SMX 960 mg 4 times daily or 3 times daily (approximately TMP 10 mg/kg/day-SMX 50 mg/kg/day). The overall mortality was 5/73 (7%). The mortality in patients with severe disease (transcutaneous oxygen saturation on admission < or =84%) was 3/16 (19%) and in patients admitted to the intensive care unit was 5/9 (56%). Fifteen of 73 (21%) patients required a change to an alternative treatment regimen because of adverse effects (rash in 10, rash plus fever in 3, neutropenia in 1, fever plus headache in 1). Treatment of PCP in adult HIV-infected patients with TMP-SMX 960 mg QID or TID appears to have comparable efficacy to treatment with higher doses and to be associated with a lower rate of treatment limiting adverse effects.
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We present here three AIDS patients with disseminated cryptococcal infection and lung involvement. Two patients presented with respiratory symptoms and in the third one, pulmonary disease was only a radiologic finding. Chest X-ray films showed an interstitial pattern in two cases and pulmonary cavitation in one case. One patient has also simultaneous infection by P. carinii. Diagnosis was established by culture from bronchoalveolar lavage in all cases and also by non-induced sputum exam in two cases. All patients were treated with amphotericin B, with good clinical outcome, and without relapses under maintenance therapy with fluconazole. Cryptococcosis must be included in differential diagnosis of AIDS patients with diffuse interstitial lung infiltrates. The presence of C. neoformans in respiratory samples does not rule out the existence of other opportunistic infections, and therefore bronchoalveolar lavage is advisable.
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Describe hyperkalemia and acute renal injury associated with high-dose TMP-SMX.
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To describe 2 cases of Nocardia keratitis resistant to topical compounded amikacin therapy.
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This study demonstrated the effectiveness of farnesol against B. pseudomallei biofilms and its potentiating effect on the activity of antibacterial drugs, in particular ceftazidime, amoxicillin, doxycycline and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim.
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Co-trimoxazole is still widely used for indications where trimethoprim alone is equally effective. The pharmacological rationale of the combination of trimethoprim and sulphamethoxazole involves synergistic action of the two drugs. This is true only from a laboratory point of view; several considerations have led to the conclusion that the synergism between the two components is of only in vivo marginal importance in determining the clinical efficacy of co-trimoxazole. This is due to a greater tissue affinity of trimethoprim compared to that of sulphamethoxazole and, therefore, to the different tissue concentration ratios obtained in vitro and in vivo. Another claim sustaining the combination is the prevention of developing resistance to trimethoprim; however, there is no substantial clinical evidence to support this claim. It does seem likely that trimethoprim has protected against the emergence of that sulphonamide resistance. This slight benefit is outweighed by the disadvantages of the combination, mainly consisting of the occurrence of adverse events due to the sulphonamide moiety. Consequently, the incidence and severity of the adverse events seen with co-trimoxazole should be reduced by using trimethoprim alone. There are only a few cases where co-trimoxazole is better than trimethoprim: toxoplasmosis, brucellosis, nocardiosis, chancroid and pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii. For the other and many common infections, scientific rationale, economic and clinical reasons dictate that trimethoprim is superior to co-trimoxazole.
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• Of the 1000 patients, 25 (2.5%) had post-biopsy complications requiring hospital admission or an ED visit. • Indications included twelve patients (1.2%) with urosepsis, eight (0.8%) with acute urinary retention requiring urethral catheterization, four (0.4%) with gross haematuria requiring bladder irrigation for <24 h, and one (0.1%) with a transient ischaemia attack 1 day after biopsy. • Patients with urosepsis had an average hospitalization of 5 days, and 75% carried quinolone-resistant Escherichia coli organisms. • All patients with urinary retention had catheters removed within 10 days. No patients with haematuria required a blood transfusion. • No demographic or biopsy variables were particularly associated with development of a post-procedure complication.
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Following intramuscular injection of co-trimoxazole (trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole 1 : 5), concentrations of trimethoprim (TMP) and sulphamethoxazole (SMX) were measured in the prostatic tissue and serum of 30 men undergoing endoscopic prostatectomy. Tissue levels for TMP appeared to be higher than serum levels and probably reached the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for most urinary pathogens. Administration of the drug at 4, 8 and 12 h prior to sampling produced no significant difference in tissue levels. It is concluded that TMP is concentrated in prostatic tissue following intramuscular injection. Tissue levels for SMX were apparently lower than serum levels.
In the last decade the rising phenomenon of resistance to most common antibiotic drugs among staphylococcal clinical isolates has been a reason for serious concern and alarm. The present study investigated the prevalence of antibiotic resistance within a large microbial collection including 530 clinical strains of S. aureus and 408 strains of S. epidermidis to a panel of 16 different drugs. All strains were isolated from orthopedic infections, either associated or non-associated with implant materials. Interestingly, our data show that the profile of the prevalence of antibiotic resistance within the two species of pathogens is extremely similar for the vast majority of the drugs screened. The only statistically significant variations in prevalence concerned, in order of relevance, the following 5 out of 16 antibiotics: sulfamethoxazole (in combination with trimethoprim), erythromycin, and, to a lesser extent, oxacillin, imipenem, and clindamycin. In the case of Staphylococcus aureus, the isolates associated to implant materials were found more frequently resistant to all 4 aminoglycosides screened as well as to ciprofloxacin.