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HIV patients with TB have significantly better survival if they receive HAART during anti-tuberculosis treatment. Efavirenz-based HAART is associated with fewer AEs than protease inhibitor-based HAART.
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The effectiveness of a DOTS programme with first-line therapy fell short of the 85% target set by WHO. First-line therapy may not be sufficient in settings with a high degree of resistance to antibiotics.
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Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients require higher dosages of many antibiotics. The relapse of tuberculosis in one CF patient, and the repeated growth of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare in another, despite conventional therapy, raised the question of whether the serum levels of the antimycobacterial drugs were adequate. Antimycobacterial drug serum concentrations were assayed in 10 CF patients with pulmonary mycobacterial disease. Serum levels below the proposed target range were seen 2 h after drug intake in the initial four patients treated: for rifampicin in 2/3, ethambutol in 3/4 and for clarithromycin in 2/3 patients, despite standard dosages. Reassays after dose adjustment and assays in six other patients showed that adequate levels were not achieved 4 h after clarithromycin in 3/5, ethambutol in 1/5, ciproflaxacin in 1/2 and ofloxacin in 2/2 patients. The patient with relapse of tuberculosis and the patient with continuous growth of M. avium-intracellulare improved and became culture negative after dose adjustment. Low drug serum levels is one reason for therapy failure in cystic fibrosis patients with mycobacterial disease. Therapeutic drug monitoring is recommended.
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In both groups, local symptoms of all patients were relieved significantly 1-3 weeks postoperatively. And 10/14 cases (71%) in Group A and 14/19 cases (74%) in Group B with neurological deficits had excellent or good clinical outcomes (P > 0.05). The levels of erythrocyte sedimentation rates (ESR) returned from 43.6 mm/h and 42.4 mm/h preoperatively to normal at 8-12 weeks postoperatively. Kyphosis degrees were corrected by a mean of 11.5° in Group A and 12.6° in Group B (P < 0.01). The correction loss was 6.8° in Group A and 6.1° in Group B at the last follow-up (P < 0.01). Fusion rates of the grafting bone were 92.5% and 91.8% respectively at the final follow-up (P > 0.05). Severe complications did not occur.
Results show that Ethambutol alters synaptic connections between horizontal cells and cones in a dose-related fashion; Ethambutol treatment can be toxic for cone pedicles and can cause their degeneration; and the rod pathway is not affected by the drug. This indicates that Ethambutol influences the color-coding process already at the level of the cone-horizontal cell synapse.
We conducted a prospective, observational pharmacokinetic study in children 10 years old or younger who were on isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol therapy in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Blood was collected at six timepoints over a 24 h period, chosen using optimal sampling theory. The drug concentrations were simultaneously modelled to identify the compartmental pharmacokinetics of each drug in each child, using the ADAPT program.
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For high-risk population of active TB, glucocorticoid therapy plus 1 or 2 preventive anti-TB treatment drugs may prevent its occurrence. And there is no serious adverse reaction during preventive anti-TB treatment.
Drug susceptibility of 208 MDR isolates revealed that 132 (63.46%) were resistant to streptomycin (SM), 96 (46.15%) to ethambutol (EMB), 51 (24.52%) to ofloxacin (OFLX), and 26 (12.50%) to kanamycin (KAN); six (2.88%) isolates had XDR profiles. In comparison with the drug susceptibility phenotype, the sensitivity of drug resistance by DNA sequencing was 91.83% for RIF, 87.50% for INH, 66.67% for EMB, 74.51% for OFLX and 53.85% for KAN resistance. 12.50% of EMB- and 1.27% of OFLX-susceptible isolates were harboured genetic mutations in embB and gyrA, respectively.