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The in-vitro antibacterial activity of sitafloxacin (DU-6859a) against Mycobacterium leprae was evaluated and compared with those of ofloxacin, levofloxacin, and ciprofloxacin. Two biochemical indicators (intracellular ATP and uptake of [(3)H]-thymidine) were used to measure the in-vitro growth of M. leprae in Dhople-Hanks (DH) medium. Sitafloxacin was found to be more potent than the other three commonly used fluoroquinolones, with the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against M. leprae being 0.1875 microg/ml and the action being bactericidal. The MICs of ofloxacin, levofloxacin, and ciprofloxacin were 1.5, 0.75, and 3.0 microg/ml, respectively. Similar to ofloxacin and levofloxacin, sitafloxacin also exhibited synergistic activity when combined with either rifabutin or KRM-1648, but not with rifampin. Thus, further studies on the incorporation of sitafloxacin in multidrug therapy regimens in treating leprosy patients are suggested.
The aims of this study were to determine the empirical antibiotic therapy used in patients admitted to the Emergency Department who were later hospitalised, and to describe the antibiotic changes during their first days of hospitalisation.
Reports of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections have recently increased in Japan. To determine the status of MRSA infections in our hospital, we investigated their Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) types and prevalence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL). In addition, we investigated the relation between their SCCmec and antimicrobial susceptibility. The 191 strains were isolated from January to July in 2011 and were classified as SCCmec type I (2, 1.0％), type II (136, 71.2％), type IV (36, 18.8％), type V (4, 2.1％) and type VIII (2, 1.0％). Eleven isolates (5.8％) were designated as nontypable. No isolates were PVL-positive in this study. The SCCmec type IV strains were more susceptible to imipenem (MIC90, 0.25 μg/ml) than SCCmec type II strains (MIC90, >16 μg/ml). This difference was also observed between SCCmec type IV and SCCmec type II in susceptibility levels to clarithromycin, clindamycin, minocycline, and levofloxacin, but not to gentamicin. In particular, SCCmec type IV strains were susceptible to imipenem and minocycline. The result indicates these susceptibility is useful to discriminate CA-MRSA from Hospital-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA).
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A prospective multicenter study was made, including all patients with sporadic, community-acquired Legionnaires' disease (LD) admitted to the ICU. Admission data and information on the course of the disease were recorded. Antibiotic prescriptions were left to the discretion of the attending physician and were not standardized.
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In this study, except for the Streptococcus species, ciprofloxacin was effective against the species responsible for severe bacterial keratitis.
Inhaled antibiotics are standard of care for persons with cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa airway infection. APT-1026 (levofloxacin inhalation solution, LIS) is fluoroquinolone in development. We compared the safety and efficacy of LIS to tobramycin inhalation solution (TIS) in persons ≥12 years old with CF and chronic P. aeruginosa infection.
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The current guidelines recommend culture and antibiotic susceptibility testing of Helicobacter pylori following two failed eradication attempts. Where testing is unavailable, epidemiological data for secondary H. pylori resistance are essential to allow for the rational use of antibiotics. The aim of this study was to describe the temporal changes in antibiotic resistance among adults previously treated for H. pylori infections and to identify predictors of resistance. Between 2007 and 2014, consecutive patients undergoing gastroscopy with H. pylori culture and susceptibility testing at our institution following at least two treatment failures were retrospectively identified. Antibiotic susceptibilities were recorded and linked to the demographic data. A total of 1,042 patients were identified, including 739 (70.9%) males, aged 39.3 ± 18.9 years. Resistance to clarithromycin, metronidazole, and levofloxacin was found in 57.2%, 64.4%, and 5.1% of isolates, respectively. Dual resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole was seen in 39.9%. Over the study period, clarithromycin resistance increased annually in a linear manner (odds ratio [OR], 1.09; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.03 to 1.14; P < 0.01), levofloxacin resistance decreased annually (OR, 0.78; 95% CI, 0.61 to 0.92; P < 0.01), and metronidazole resistance was nonlinear. Age was an independent predictor of resistance to all antibiotics. Time elapsed predicted resistance for clarithromycin and levofloxacin and dual resistance for clarithromycin-metronidazole. Secondary resistance of H. pylori to clarithromycin and metronidazole remains high. The low secondary resistance to levofloxacin makes it an attractive treatment option in our region for patients following two failed eradication attempts.
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With the aim of elucidating the mechanisms of fluoroquinolones resistance in Propionibacterium acnes, we determined the susceptibility of fluoroquinolones in 211 isolates from patients with acne vulgaris. We identified five isolates (2.4%) with reduced susceptibility to nadifloxacin (minimum inhibitory concentration ≥ 4 μg/ml). Determination of the sequences of the DNA gyrase (gyrA and gyrB) and DNA topoisomerase (parC and parE) genes showed the amino acid substitutions Ser101Leu and Asp105Gly of GyrA in four and one of the isolates, respectively. In vitro mutation experiments showed that low-level fluoroquinolone-resistant mutants with the Ser101Leu or Asp105Gly substitution in GyrA could be obtained from selection with ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin. The pattern of substitution (Ser101Trp in GyrA) caused by nadifloxacin selection was different from that induced by the other fluoroquinolones. In the isolation of further high-level resistant mutants, acquisition of another amino acid substitution of GyrB in addition to those of GyrA was detected, but there were no substitutions of ParC and ParE. In addition, the mutant prevention concentration and mutation frequency of nadifloxacin were lowest among the tested fluoroquinolones. The growth of the Ser101Trp mutant was lower than that of the other mutants. Our findings suggest that the Ser101Trp mutant of P. acnes emerges rarely and disappears immediately, and the risk for the prevalence of fluoroquinolones-resistant P. acnes differs according to the GyrA mutation type. To our knowledge, this study is the first to demonstrate the mechanisms of resistance to fluoroquinolones in P. acnes.