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In this study, our aim was to show the antibiotic resistance patterns of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) strains isolated from patients who had undergone esophagogastroduodenoscopy at Hacettepe University. Ninety-three culturepositive patients with no history of H. pylori treatment were included in the study. MIC values against clarithromycin, metronidazole, amoxicillin and tetracycline were evaluated by gradient strips. In the 93 strains, no resistance against tetracycline and amoxicillin was observed. Clarithromycin resistance was detected in 28 (30.1%) and metronidazole resistance in 45 (48.4%) patients' strains. Resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole, respectively, was observed in three age groups as follows: in 3 (17.6%) and 5 (29.4%) strains in the 5-9 age group; in 13 (30.9%) and 16 (38.1%) strains in the 10-14 age group; and in 12 (35.3%) and 24 (70.6%) strains in the 15-19 age group. Antibiotic susceptibility testing prior to treatment would prevent the administration of useless treatments. It is therefore recommended that such testing be performed before planning the treatment.
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Clostridium difficile causes a spectrum of diarrheal illness with the potential for major medical consequences. Although most cases respond quickly to treatment, C. difficile colitis may be severe and life threatening. Recurrent disease represents a particularly challenging problem.
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In acute DSS-induced colitis bacteria and/or bacterial products play a major role in initiation of inflammation but not in chronic DSS colitis.
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Thirty-five percent of H. pylori isolates from adults and 37% from children were resistant to metronidazole. Clarithromycin resistance rate was 2.4% and 5.9% in H. pylori isolates from adults and children, respectively. Amoxicillin resistance was 2.4% in isolates from adults and 5.9% in isolates from children. Tetracycline resistance rate was 0% in H. pylori isolates from adults and 2.0% in isolates from children. Resistance to furazolidone was not observed.
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Few trials of treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection have been conducted in high-prevalence or pediatric populations, and risk factors for treatment failure are poorly understood.
To compare the efficacy and tolerability of twice-a-day bismuth-containing quadruple H. pylori eradication therapy for 10 versus 14 days in a noninferiority trial.
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Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) occurs in association with a wide variety of disorders including infections, connective tissue diseases, and solid organ tumors. It also may coincide with administration of drugs such as mitomycin, metronidazole, oral contraceptives, cyclosporine, and many others. We report the occurrence of TTP in a patient shortly after the initiation of ticlopidine.
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Mild or severe episodes of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) are common side effects of antibiotic therapy. The incidence of AAD differs with the antibiotic and varies from 5 to 25%. The major form of intestinal disorders is the pseudomembranous colitis associated with Clostridium difficile which occurs in 10-20% of all AAD. In most cases of AAD discontinuation or replacement of the inciting antibiotic by another drug with lower AAD risk can be effective. For more severe cases involving C. difficile, the treatment of diarrhea requires an antibiotic treatment, with glycopeptides (vancomycin) or metronidazole. Another approach to AAD treatment or prevention is based on the use of non-pathogenic living organisms, capable of re-establishing the equilibrium of the intestinal ecosystem. Several organisms have been used in treatment or prophylaxis of AAD such as selected strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium longum, and Enterococcus faecium. Another biotherapeutic agent, a non-pathogenic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii has been used. In animal models of C. difficile colitis initiated by clindamycin, animals treated with S. boulardii (at end of vancomycin therapy) had a significant decrease in C. difficile colony-forming units, and of toxin B production. In several clinical randomised trials (versus placebo), S. boulardii has demonstrated its effectiveness by decreasing significantly the occurrence of C. difficile colitis and preventing the pathogenic effects of toxins A and B of C. difficile. It has been shown to be a safe and effective therapy in relapses of C. difficile colitis. A good response has been seen in children with AAD, treated by S. boulardii only. In ICUs prevention of AAD remains based on limitation of antibiotic overuse and spread of C. difficile or other agents of AAD should be prevented by improved hygiene measures (single rooms, private bathrooms for patients, use of gloves and hand washing for personnel). In addition the increasing use of biotherapeutic agents such as S. boulardii should permit the prevention of the major side effect of antibiotics, i.e. AAD in at risk patients.
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Total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is the surgical procedure of choice for the management of ulcerative colitis. Pouchitis, a non-specific inflammation of the ileal reservoir, is the most frequent complication that patients experience in the long-term. Diagnosis should be made on the basis of clinical, endoscopic and histological aspects. The Pouchitis Disease Activity Index (PDAI) represents an objective and reproducible scoring system for pouchitis: active pouchitis is defined as a score > or = 7 and remission as a score < 7. About 15% of patients develop a chronic disease. Treatment of pouchitis is empirical, and very few controlled studies have been carried out. Antibiotics, particularly metronidazole and ciprofloxacin, are the treatment of choice. Chronic pouchitis may benefit from a prolonged course of a combination of antibiotics. Highly concentrated probiotics are effective for both prevention of relapses and prevention of pouchitis onset. There is no convincing evidence of the efficacy of other therapeutic agents.
Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is one of the commonest illnesses in ENT practice which requires medical attention all the more in children of poor socio-economic status having in past inadequate treatment and negligent medical care. The present study was conducted to find out the various aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms associated with CSOM in paediatric and adult cases and their current antimicrobial susceptibility pattern as a guide to therapy. Samples were collected from 109 clinically diagnosed cases of CSOM and processed according to standard protocols. Out of 74 paediatric CSOM cases, 72 (97.2%) were bacterial culture positive while out of 35 adult CSOM cases, 28 (80%) were culture positive. Bilateral CSOM was slightly more common in adults (25%) than paediatric (21.4%) age group. Polymicrobial nature of CSOM was noted in both paediatric (70.8%) and adult (71.4%) cases while number of organisms isolated per lesion was slightly higher in adults (2.5) as compared to paediatric (1.95) cases. In paediatric CSOM, Staphylococcus aureus was the commonest aerobic isolate while in adult CSOM, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was the commonest one. Among anaerobes Peptostreptococcus spp. was commonest in CSOM where as Prevotella melaninogenica in adult CSOM. Sensitivity of S. aureus to cefuroxime was 72.2% while that of gram negative bacilli was higher to cefotaxime (90 to 100%). Among anaerobes higher sensitivity was seen to metronidazole (98.6%), clindamycin (95.7%) and chloramphenicol (98.6%). In view of the polymicrobial etiology of CSOM, prompt appropriate antimicrobial therapy can effectively reverse the disease process thereby preventing longterm sequelae.
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Resistance rates of H. pylori isolates from adults and children to metronidazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillin, tetracycline, and furazolidone are similar and not significantly affected by age and time.