Dictionaries, ChemicalAmphotericin B: Macrolide antifungal antibiotic produced by Streptomyces nodosus obtained from soil of the Orinoco river region of Venezuela.Agrochemicals: Chemicals used in agriculture. These include pesticides, fumigants, fertilizers, plant hormones, steroids, antibiotics, mycotoxins, etc.Dictionaries, MedicalDictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Antifungal Agents: Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.Biopharmaceutics: The study of the physical and chemical properties of a drug and its dosage form as related to the onset, duration, and intensity of its action.Pharmaceutical Preparations: Drugs intended for human or veterinary use, presented in their finished dosage form. Included here are materials used in the preparation and/or formulation of the finished dosage form.Biological Ontologies: Structured vocabularies describing concepts from the fields of biology and relationships between concepts.Databases, Chemical: Databases devoted to knowledge about specific chemicals.Library Services: Services offered to the library user. They include reference and circulation.MycosesLibraries, MedicalCandidiasis: Infection with a fungus of the genus CANDIDA. It is usually a superficial infection of the moist areas of the body and is generally caused by CANDIDA ALBICANS. (Dorland, 27th ed)Itraconazole: A triazole antifungal agent that inhibits cytochrome P-450-dependent enzymes required for ERGOSTEROL synthesis.Aspergillosis: Infections with fungi of the genus ASPERGILLUS.Candida: A genus of yeast-like mitosporic Saccharomycetales fungi characterized by producing yeast cells, mycelia, pseudomycelia, and blastophores. It is commonly part of the normal flora of the skin, mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections, including CANDIDIASIS; ONYCHOMYCOSIS; vulvovaginal candidiasis (CANDIDIASIS, VULVOVAGINAL), and thrush (see CANDIDIASIS, ORAL). (From Dorland, 28th ed)Fluconazole: Triazole antifungal agent that is used to treat oropharyngeal CANDIDIASIS and cryptococcal MENINGITIS in AIDS.Meningitis, Cryptococcal: Meningeal inflammation produced by CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS, an encapsulated yeast that tends to infect individuals with ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunocompromised states. The organism enters the body through the respiratory tract, but symptomatic infections are usually limited to the lungs and nervous system. The organism may also produce parenchymal brain lesions (torulomas). Clinically, the course is subacute and may feature HEADACHE; NAUSEA; PHOTOPHOBIA; focal neurologic deficits; SEIZURES; cranial neuropathies; and HYDROCEPHALUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp721-2)Phosphatidylglycerols: A nitrogen-free class of lipids present in animal and particularly plant tissues and composed of one mole of glycerol and 1 or 2 moles of phosphatidic acid. Members of this group differ from one another in the nature of the fatty acids released on hydrolysis.Drug Combinations: Single preparations containing two or more active agents, for the purpose of their concurrent administration as a fixed dose mixture.Phosphatidylcholines: Derivatives of phosphatidic acids in which the phosphoric acid is bound in ester linkage to a choline moiety. Complete hydrolysis yields 1 mole of glycerol, phosphoric acid and choline and 2 moles of fatty acids.Deoxycholic Acid: A bile acid formed by bacterial action from cholate. It is usually conjugated with glycine or taurine. Deoxycholic acid acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for intestinal absorption, is reabsorbed itself, and is used as a choleretic and detergent.Mucormycosis: Infection in humans and animals caused by any fungus in the order Mucorales (e.g., Absidia, Mucor, Rhizopus etc.) There are many clinical types associated with infection of the central nervous system, lung, gastrointestinal tract, skin, orbit and paranasal sinuses. In humans, it usually occurs as an opportunistic infection in patients with a chronic debilitating disease, particularly uncontrolled diabetes, or who are receiving immunosuppressive agents. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Pathology Department, Hospital: Hospital department which administers and provides pathology services.Liposomes: Artificial, single or multilaminar vesicles (made from lecithins or other lipids) that are used for the delivery of a variety of biological molecules or molecular complexes to cells, for example, drug delivery and gene transfer. They are also used to study membranes and membrane proteins.Flucytosine: A fluorinated cytosine analog that is used as an antifungal agent.

Lung weight parallels disease severity in experimental coccidioidomycosis. (1/2502)

Evidence provided by histopathological study of lesions is a valuable adjunct for evaluating chemotherapeutic efficacy in experimental animal models, In addition, this should be correlated with a measure of disease severity in the same animal. The latter could be obtained by homogenization of infected organs and quantitative enumeration of viable cells of the etiological agent, but this would preclude histopathological studies in the same animal. Progression of disease in pulmonary infection is associated with replacement of air space by fluid, cells, and cellular debris. Therefore, an increase in lung weight should reflect severity of disease. Results with the murine model of coccidioidomycosis demonstrate that increasing lung weight parallels the increasing census of fungus cells in the lungs of both treated and nontreated infected mice. This was supported with evidence obtained from microscopic studies of lesions indicating that specific chemotherapy limited spread of the infection and inhibited multiplication of the fungus in the lung. Therefore, lung weight can be used as a measure of disease severity in the murine model of coccidioidomycosis.  (+info)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of AmBisome (liposomal amphotericin B) for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. (2/2502)

In August 1997, AmBisome (liposomal amphotericin B, Nexstar, San Dimas, CA) was the first drug approved for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The growing recognition of emerging and reemerging infections warrants that safe and effective agents to treat such infections be readily available in the United States. The following discussion of the data submitted in support of the New Drug Application for AmBisome for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis shows the breadth of data from clinical trials that can be appropriate to support approval for drugs to treat tropical diseases.  (+info)

Early mycological treatment failure in AIDS-associated cryptococcal meningitis. (3/2502)

Cryptococcal meningitis causes significant morbidity and mortality in persons with AIDS. Of 236 AIDS patients treated with amphotericin B plus flucytosine, 29 (12%) died within 2 weeks and 62 (26%) died before 10 weeks. Just 129 (55%) of 236 patients were alive with negative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cultures at 10 weeks. Multivariate analyses identified that titer of cryptococcal antigen in CSF, serum albumin level, and CD4 cell count, together with dose of amphotericin B, had the strongest joint association with failure to achieve negative CSF cultures by day 14. Among patients with similar CSF cryptococcal antigen titers, CD4 cell counts, and serum albumin levels, the odds of failure at week 10 for those without negative CSF cultures by day 14 was five times that for those with negative CSF cultures by day 14 (odds ratio, 5.0; 95% confidence interval, 2.2-10.9). Prognosis is dismal for patients with AIDS-related cryptococcal meningitis. Multivariate analyses identified three components that, along with initial treatment, have the strongest joint association with early outcome. Clearly, more effective initial therapy and patient management strategies that address immune function and nutritional status are needed to improve outcomes of this disease.  (+info)

Systemic candidiasis with candida vasculitis due to Candida kruzei in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia. (4/2502)

Candida kruzei-related systemic infections are increasing in frequency, particularly in patients receiving prophylaxis with antifungal triazoles. A Caucasian male with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia (AML M1) developed severe and persistent fever associated with a micropustular eruption scattered over the trunk and limbs during induction chemotherapy. Blood cultures grew Candida kruzei, and biopsies of the skin lesions revealed a candida vasculitis. He responded to high doses of liposomal amphotericin B and was discharged well from hospital.  (+info)

In vitro and in vivo activities of NS-718, a new lipid nanosphere incorporating amphotericin B, against Aspergillus fumigatus. (5/2502)

We evaluated the in vitro and in vivo potencies of a new lipid nanosphere that incorporates amphotericin B (AmB), NS-718, against Aspergillus fumigatus. The in vitro activity of NS-718 (the MIC at which 90% of strains are inhibited [MIC90], 0.25 microgram/ml) against 18 isolates of A. fumigatus was similar to that of deoxycholate AmB (D-AmB; Fungizone; MIC90, 0.25 microgram/ml), but NS-718 was more potent than liposomal AmB (L-AmB; AmBi-some; MIC90, 1.0 microgram/ml). The in vivo efficacy of NS-718 in a rat model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis was compared with those of D-AmB and L-AmB. A low dose (1 mg/kg of body weight) of L-AmB was ineffective (survival rate, 0%), although equivalent doses of D-AmB and NS-718 were more effective (survival rate, 17%). However, a higher dose of NS-718 (3 mg/kg) was more effective (survival rate, 100%) than equivalent doses of D-AmB and L-AmB (survival rate, 0%). To explain these differences, pharmacokinetic studies showed higher concentrations of AmB in the plasma of rats treated with NS-718 than in the plasma of those treated with D-AmB. Our results suggest that NS-718, a new preparation of AmB, is a promising antifungal agent with activity against pulmonary aspergillosis.  (+info)

Effect of fasting on temporal variation in the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B in rats. (6/2502)

Evidence for temporal variation in the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B was recently reported in experimental animals. The role of food in these variations was determined by studying the effect of a short fasting period on the temporal variation in the renal toxicity of amphotericin B. Twenty-eight normally fed and 28 fasted female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Food was available ad libitum to the fed rats, while the fasted animals were fasted 12 h before and 24 h after amphotericin B injection to minimize stress for the animals. Water was available ad libitum to both groups of rats, which were maintained on a 14-h light, 10-h dark regimen (light on at 0600 h). Renal toxicity was determined by comparing the levels of excretion of renal enzyme and the serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels at the time of the maximal (0700 h) or the minimal (1900 h) nephrotoxicity after the intraperitoneal administration of a single dose of dextrose (5%; control group) or amphotericin B (50 mg/kg of body weight; treated group) to the rats. The nephrotoxicities obtained after amphotericin B administration at both times of day were compared to the nephrotoxicities observed for time-matched controls. In fed animals, the 24-h urinary excretion of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase and beta-galactosidase was significantly higher when amphotericin B was injected at 0700 and 1900 h. The excretion of these two enzymes was reduced significantly (P < 0.05) in fasting rats, and this effect was larger at 0700 h (P < 0.05) than at 1900 h. The serum creatinine level was also significantly higher (P < 0.05) in fed animals treated at 0700 h than in fed animals treated at 1900 h. Fasting reduced significantly (P < 0.05) the increase in the serum creatinine level, and this effect was larger in the animals treated at 0700 h. Similar data were obtained for BUN levels. Amphotericin B accumulation was significantly higher (P < 0.05) in the renal cortexes of fed rats than in those of fasted animals, but there was no difference according to the time of injection. These results demonstrated that fasting reduces the nephrotoxicity of amphotericin B and that food availability is of crucial importance in the temporal variation in the renal toxicity of amphotericin B in rats.  (+info)

Amphotericin B- and fluconazole-resistant Candida spp., Aspergillus fumigatus, and other newly emerging pathogenic fungi are susceptible to basic antifungal peptides. (7/2502)

The present study shows that a number of basic antifungal peptides, including human salivary histatin 5, a designed histatin analog designated dhvar4, and a peptide from frog skin, PGLa, are active against amphotericin B-resistant Candida albicans, Candida krusei, and Aspergillus fumigatus strains and against a fluconazole-resistant Candida glabrata isolate.  (+info)

In-vitro activity of voriconazole, itraconazole and amphotericin B against filamentous fungi. (8/2502)

The in-vitro fungistatic and fungicidal activities of voriconazole were compared with those of itraconazole and amphotericin B. MICs for 110 isolates belonging to 11 species of filamentous fungi were determined by a broth microdilution adaptation of the method recommended by the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards. Minimum lethal concentrations (MLCs) of the three antifungal agents were also determined. The MIC ranges of the three compounds were comparable for Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Cladophialophora bantiana and Exophiala dermatitidis. Voriconazole and itraconazole were more active than amphotericin B against Fonsecaea pedrosoi, but the two azole agents were less active against Sporothrix schenckii. Voriconazole was more active than itraconazole or amphotericin B against Scedosporium apiospermum, but less active than the other two agents against two mucoraceous moulds, Absidia corymbifera and Rhizopus arrhizus. Voriconazole and amphotericin B were more active than itraconazole against Fusarium solani. With the exception of S. apiospermum, all the moulds tested had MLC50 values of < or =2 mg/L and MLC90 values of < or =4 mg/L against amphotericin B. Voriconazole and itraconazole showed fungicidal effects against five of the 1 1 moulds tested (A. flavus, A. fumigatus, C. bantiana, E. dermatitidis and F. pedrosoi) with MLC90 values of < or =2 mg/L. In addition, voriconazole was fungicidal for Phialophora parasitica. Our results suggest that voriconazole could be effective against a wide range of mould infections in humans.  (+info)

*Amphotericin B

Two amphotericins, amphotericin A and amphotericin B, are known, but only B is used clinically, because it is significantly ... Amphotericin A is almost identical to amphotericin B (having a C=C double bond between the 27th and 28th carbons), but has ... This is amphotericin B's primary effect as an antifungal agent. It has been found that the amphotericin B/ergosterol ... As the original formulation of amphotericin, it is often referred to as "conventional" amphotericin. In order to improve the ...

*DMOZ - Health: Pharmacy: Drugs and Medications: A: Amphotericin

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*Amikacin

Such drugs include other aminoglycosides; the antiviral acyclovir; the antifungal amphotericin B; the antibiotics bacitracin, ...

*Candidiasis

Amphotericin B is another option. Among individuals being treated in intensive care units, the mortality rate is about 30-50% ... A number of weeks of intravenous amphotericin B may be used as an alternative. In certain groups at very high risk, antifungal ... By mouth or intravenous fluconazole, itraconazole, or amphotericin B may be used if these do not work. A number of topical ... treatment with amphotericin B may be necessary. Vaginal yeast infections are typically treated with topical antifungal agents. ...

*Ergosterol

Amphotericin B has been replaced by safer agents in most circumstances, but is still used, despite its side effects, for life- ... Amphotericin B, an antifungal drug, targets ergosterol. It binds physically to ergosterol within the membrane, thus creating a ... Ellis D (February 2002). "Amphotericin B: spectrum and resistance". J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 49 Suppl 1: 7-10. doi:10.1093/jac ...

*Leishmania donovani

Another antimicrobial drug amphotericin B is also commonly used. Liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) has been a drug of choice in ... Further, amphotericin B has severe adverse effects. Its acute effects includes nausea, vomiting, rigors, fever, hypertension or ... Laniado-Laborín, Rafael; Cabrales-Vargas, Maria Noemí (2009). "Amphotericin B: side effects and toxicity". Revista ...

*Chromoblastomycosis

Amphotericin B has also been used. The prognosis for chromoblastomycosis is very good for small lesions. Severe cases are ... treatment with a combination of amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine". Br. J. Dermatol. 152 (3): 560-4. doi:10.1111/j.1365- ... "Extensive chromoblastomycosis caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi successfully treated with a combination of amphotericin B and ...

*Kadmon Corporation

"Amphotec (amphotericin b) injection, lipid complex". U.S. National Library of Medicine. Department of Health & Human Services ... amphotericin b), an injectable anti-fungal drug Topotecan Hydrochloride for Injection, approved for certain indications of ...

*Antifungal

Amphotericin B is nephrotoxic when given intravenously. As a polyene's hydrophobic chain is shortened, its sterol binding ... Amphotericin B Candicidin Filipin - 35 carbons, binds to cholesterol (toxic) Hamycin Natamycin - 33 carbons, binds well to ... However, at therapeutic doses, some amphotericin B may bind to animal membrane cholesterol, increasing the risk of human ... Antimicrobial Fungicide Baginski M, Czub B (Jun 2009). "Amphotericin B and its new derivatives". Current Drug Metabolism. 10 (5 ...

*Protothecosis

Treatment with amphotericin B has been reported. Prototheca has been thought to be a mutant of Chlorella, a type of single- ...

*Polyene antimycotic

Amphotericin B, nystatin, and natamycin are examples of polyene antimycotics. They are a subgroup of macrolides. Their chemical ... "A labile point in mutant amphotericin polyketide synthases". Biotechnol Lett. 33 (6): 1121-6. doi:10.1007/s10529-011-0538-3. ...

*Sporotrichosis

Lipid formulations of amphotericin B are usually recommended instead of amphotericin B deoxycholate because of a better adverse ... Amphotericin B This antifungal medication is delivered intravenously. Many patients, however, cannot tolerate Amphotericin B ... Amphotericin B can be used for severe infection during pregnancy. For children with disseminated or severe disease, ... Newer triazoles Several studies have shown that posaconazole has in vitro activity similar to that of amphotericin B and ...

*George Siber bibliography

Wilson, Rickey (1 July 1979). "Toxicity of Amphotericin B in Children With Cancer". Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent ...

*Mohan Mishra

Mishra proposed the use of Amphotericin B (Fungizone) to combat the disease through an article he published in Lancet in 1991. ... India portal Leishmaniasis Amphotericin B "India Medical Times". India Medical Times. 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014. "News ... and its treatment using Amphotericin B, regarded by many as a pioneering attempt. The Government of India honoured him, in 2014 ...

*Rhodotorula

... is susceptible to amphotericin B and Flucytosine. Rhodotorula can also cause infections in animals. There have been ...

*Efungumab

Its ability to potentiate the effects of the antifungal amphotericin B in culture were later found to be non-specific. European ... Richie DL, Ghannoum MA, Isham N, Thompson KV, Ryder NS (2012). "Nonspecific effect of Mycograb on amphotericin B MIC". ... intended to treat invasive Candida infection in combination with amphotericin B. The European Medicines Agency has twice ...

*Candida tropicalis

Amphotericin B deoxycholate is the most common treatment antifungal agent used to treat Candida infections. Topical antifungal ... Micafungin, compared to amphotericin B, it is more efficient. Anidulafungin results are similar to Caspofungin and Micafungin. ... For invasive disease, treatments include amphotericin B, echinocandins, or extended-spectrum triazole antifungals. In the ...

*Distal renal tubular acidosis

McCurdy DK, Frederic M, Elkinton JR (1968). "Renal tubular acidosis due to amphotericin B". N. Engl. J. Med. 278 (3): 124-30. ... Toxins, including ifosfamide (more commonly causing pRTA than dRTA), toluene, lithium carbonate and amphotericin B. Chronic ...

*Actinin alpha 2

Chunn CJ, Starr PR, Gilbert DN (August 1977). "Neutrophil toxicity of amphotericin B". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. ...

*Voriconazole

"Voriconazole versus Amphotericin B for Primary Therapy of Invasive Aspergillosis". The New England Journal of Medicine. 347 (6 ...

*Apophysomyces variabilis

Amphotericin B may also be used to reduce fungal load. In the mouse study, both drugs decreased the amount of hyphae in ... Amphotericin B is the most potent antifungal drug available to treat mucormycosis. When given intravenously in the deoxycholate ... For this reason, it is often replaced with liposomal amphotericin B, a lipid-based formulation with fewer adverse side effects ... and anti-fungal therapy with drugs such as posaconazole and amphotericin B. Members of the order Mucorales generally infect ...

*Invasive candidiasis

Fluconazole, amphotericin B, and other antifungals may also be used. Treatment normally continues for two weeks after ...

*Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis

In one case, cloxacillin, ceftriaxone, and amphotericin B were tried. Two patients survived after being successfully treated ...

*Aspergillosis

May 2007). "Liposomal amphotericin B as initial therapy for invasive mold infection: a randomized trial comparing a high- ... "Voriconazole versus amphotericin B for primary therapy of invasive aspergillosis". N Engl J Med. 347 (6): 408-15. doi:10.1056/ ... such as amphotericin B, caspofungin (in combination therapy only), flucytosine (in combination therapy only), or itraconazole, ... The current medical treatments for aggressive invasive aspergillosis include voriconazole and liposomal amphotericin B in ...

*Lichtheimia corymbifera

Amphotericin B binds to ergosterol, found in fungal cell membranes. This causes ion and sugar leakage progressing to cell death ... Lichtheimia corymbifera is most susceptible to the antifungal drug Amphotericin B and Posaconazole, however, negative side ...
Amphotericin B lipid complex: treatment of invasive fungal infections in patients refractory to or intolerant of amphotericin B deoxycholate PH ChandrasekarDivision of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI, USAAbstract: Amphotericin B lipid complex (ABLC) was introduced in the late 1990s as a less toxic alternative to amphotericin B (AmB) deoxycholate. ABLC is a safe and effective broad-spectrum drug in the treatment of invasive fungal infections in patients with infection refractory to AmB deoxycholate or in patients intolerant of the same formulation. The drug has not been rigorously evaluated for primary therapy. Recent availability of several newer potent and safe drugs has sharply curtailed the use of potentially nephrotoxic ABLC. However, AmB lipid complex is likely to continue to play a limited albeit significant clinical role in view of the narrow spectrum of activity and significant drug-drug interactions of the
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To assess the mortality and resource utilization that results from acute renal failure associated with amphotericin B therapy, 707 adult admissions in which parenteral amphotericin B therapy was given were studied at a tertiary-care hospital. Main outcome measures were mortality, length of stay, and costs; we controlled for potential confounders, including age, sex, insurance status, baseline creatinine level, length of stay before beginning amphotericin B therapy, and severity of illness. Among 707 admissions, there were 212 episodes (30%) of acute renal failure. When renal failure developed, the mortality rate was much higher: 54% versus 16% (adjusted odds of death, 6.6). When acute renal failure occurred, the mean adjusted increase in length of stay was 8.2 days, and the adjusted total cost was $29,823. Although residual confounding exists despite adjustment, the increases in resource utilization that we found are large and the associated mortality is high when acute renal failure occurs ...
0196] Throughout this application, various publications are referenced, specifically including those listed below. All such references are incorporated herein by reference. [0197] Brajtburg, J., W. G. Powderly, G. S. Kobayashi and G. Medoff. 1990. Amphotericin B: current understanding of mechanisms of action. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 34:183-188. [0198] Cagnoni, P. J., T. J. Walsh, M. M. Prendergast, D. Bodensteiner, S. Hiemenz, R. N. Greenberg, C. A. Arndt, M. Schuster, N. Seibel, V. Yeldandi, and K. B. Tong. 2000. Pharmacoeconomic analysis of liposomal amphotericin B versus conventional amphotericin B in the empirical treatment of persistently febrile neutropenic patients. J. Clin. Oncol. 18(12):2476-83. [0199] Chavanet, P., V. Joly, D. Rigaud, J. Bolard, C. Carbon, P. Yeni. Influence of diet on experimental toxicity of amphotericin B deoxycholate. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 1994;38(5):963-8. [0200] Cleary, J. D., R. L. Nolan, and S. W. Chapman. 1992 Inhibition of interleukin 1 release ...
Cryptococcal meningitis is a life-threatening infectious complication of AIDS. Because relapse after treatment occurs in over 50 percent of cases, chronic maintenance therapy with intravenous (IV) amphotericin B is usually given. However, amphotericin B is not always effective, has toxic effects, and must be given by the intravenous route. Fluconazole is an antifungal agent that can be given orally and has been shown to be effective against cryptococcal infections in animals and against acute CM in a few AIDS patients. Also, the side effects experienced by over 2000 patients or volunteers given fluconazole have seldom been severe enough to require withdrawal of the drug.. Patients accepted in the trial are randomly assigned to fluconazole or amphotericin B. Fluconazole is given orally once a day and amphotericin B is given intravenously once a week. Dosages depend on body weight. Medications may be given with amphotericin B to prevent or reduce discomfort from associated side effects. Patients ...
Objective: Amphotericin B failure is frequently seen in patients with candidaemia caused by Candida rugosa. We evaluated amphotericin 13, fluconazole, posaconazole and voriconazole as alternative treatments against infection in mice with two isolates of C. rugosa.Methods: Neutropenic mice were inoculated intravenously with C. rugosa. Amphotericin 13, fluconazole, posaconazole and voriconazole were administered for 7 days after infection. Efficacy of the antifungal treatment was assessed by survival and tissue burden of C. rugosa.Results: All of the four drugs significantly prolonged survival over controls. With both isolates, kidney counts were reduced significantly below controls for amphotericin B, fluconazole and posaconazole. However, voriconazole was less effective than the other antifungals.Conclusion: Despite poor clinical response to amphotericin B, in vivo data indicate that amphotericin B increases organ clearance and survival over untreated controls. However, although voriconazole ...
Background. For patients with Indian visceral leishmaniasis, amphotericin B deoxycholate is usually given as 15 alternate-day infusions of 1 mg/kg over 30 days (total dose, 15 mg/kg); daily treatment with 1 mg/kg for 20 days (total dose, 20 mg/kg) is also used. This study was done to address the unsettled therapeutic questions of administration schedule (alternate-day vs. daily administration) and dose (1 vs. 0.75 mg/kg) and to determine whether the duration of amphotericin B treatment in Bihar, India, can be shortened to 15 days.. Methods. To compare alternate-day versus daily administration and 1-mg/kg versus 0.75-mg/kg doses and to determine whether the duration of treatment could be abbreviated, Indian subjects randomly received 15 infusions of 1 mg/kg (group A; 245 patients) or 0.75 mg/kg (group B; 244 patients) on alternate days or 1 mg/kg (group C; 500 patients) or 0.75 mg/kg (group D; 496 patients) daily. Noninferiority testing compared 6-month cure rates using a 5% margin.. Results. ...
Two Leishmania tarentolae cells were selected step by step for resistance to the polyene antibiotic amphotericin B, a second-line drug against the parasite Leishmania. One of the mutants was cross-resistant to ketoconazole. DNA amplification was observed in both mutants. The amplicons were extrachromosomal circles and were derived from different chromosomes. In one mutant the circle was unusually stable as it remained within the cell despite numerous passages in the absence of the drug. A circumstantial link between the copy number of amplicons and the resistance levels was established. Gene transfection experiments indicated that the link between the locus amplified and the resistance levels was not straightforward and possibly several mutations act together to lead to amphotericin B resistance. Copyright 2001 Elsevier Science (USA).. ...
In patients who cannot tolerate flucytosine (or if flucytosine is not available), amphotericin B deoxycholate (or its liposomal preparation) with or without fluconazole can be used for initial therapy (BI*). In a randomized Phase II trial in HIV-infected adolescents and adults, amphotericin B deoxycholate plus high-dose fluconazole (800 mg daily) was found to be well tolerated and with a trend toward better outcome at days 42 and 70, compared with amphotericin B deoxycholate alone.25 Studies are needed to further validate the use of this combination. In another study 80 HIV-seropositive, antiretroviral (ARV)-naive adults presenting with cryptococcal meningitis were randomized to 4 treatment arms of 2-week duration: group 1, amphotericin B (0.7-1 mg/kg) and flucytosine (25 mg/kg 4 times daily); group 2, amphotericin B (0.7-1 mg/kg) and fluconazole (800 mg daily); group 3, amphotericin B (0.7-1 mg/kg) and fluconazole (600 mg twice daily); and group 4, amphotericin B (0.7-1 mg/kg) and voriconazole ...
Studies on Amphotericin B. Current Formulations and problems and where we fit in!. Scott C. Hartsel Chemistry Department University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Overview. An ominous threat What is Amphotericin B? The problem with Amphotericin B What are liposomes and what good are they?...
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Amphotericin B is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. Amphotericin B is used to treat serious, life-threatening fungal infections. It is not for use in treating a minor fungal infection such as a yeast infection of the mouth, esophagus, or vagina. Amphotericin B may also be used for...
The increased use of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AMB) in neonates has occurred without evidence of increased efficacy or safety, results of a retrospective analysis presented at IDWeek 2013.
Shu, M, Ellepola, ANB and Samaranayake, LP (2000). The post antifungal effect of nystatin and amphotericin B on Candida Species in different media. In: Journal of Dental Research. , , (479-479). . ...
Visceral Leishmaniasis, which is progressive and fatal if not treated, is an insidious, chronic disease that is characterized by irregular fever, anorexia, weight loss, cough, gross enlargement of the spleen and liver, mild anemia and emaciation. This may be preceded by rigors and vomiting. If untreated, Kala-azar, which is the most severe form of Leishmaniasis, has a mortality rate of nearly 100%.. The goal of the project is to establish that a single dose of AMPHOMUL® can be used to achieve a Definitive cure for Visceral Leishmaniasis leading to a short course therapy. The project will also seek to establish that AMPHOMUL ® is safe, at least as effective and more affordable than current treatment, and is without the risk of drug resistance.. The trial is a Prospective, Multicentric, Randomized, Two Arm, Open label Phase III study to Assess Efficacy and Safety of Infusion of Amphomul® (Amphotericin B Emulsion) as Compared to Liposomal Amphotericin B in Patients of Visceral Leishmaniasis ...
Antifungal agents may differ in their fungicidal activities against Aspergillus spp. In order to compare the fungicidal activities of voriconazole and amphotericin B against 40 isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus, A. flavus, and A. terreus, we developed a new microbroth colorimetric method for assessing fungicidal activities and determining minimal fungicidal concentrations (MFCs). This methodology follows the antifungal susceptibility testing reference method M-38A for MIC determination. After drug removal and addition of fresh medium, growth of viable conidia adhering to the bottoms of the microtitration wells was assessed by a colorimetric assay of metabolic activity after 24 h of incubation. The new method was faster (six times), reproducible (92 to 97%), and in agreement with culture-based MFCs (91 to 100%). Differential fungicidal activities of voriconazole and amphotericin B were found among the three Aspergillus species, with A. fumigatus and A. flavus having the lowest (1 and 2 mg/liter, ...
Note: This work was presented in part at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, San Francisco, California, 31 January 2000.. Acknowledgments: The authors thank Deanne Fuller, Dr. Tom Davis, and Ann LeMonte for laboratory work; Estella C. Wheatley for preparation of the manuscript; and Cynthia R. Flanigan for help with the management of the data over the course of the clinical trial.. Grant Support: In part by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to the Mycoses Study Group (contract NO1-A1-15802) and by a grant from the National Center for Research Resources, General Clinical Research Center (contract MO1-RR02558) to participating centers, and by Gilead Sciences, Inc. (formerly NeXstar Pharmaceuticals).. Requests for Single Reprints: Philip C. Johnson, MD, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Division of General Medicine, 6431 Fannin, MSB 1.122, Houston, TX 77030; e-mail, [email protected] Current Author Addresses: ...
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Based on the enhanced fluorescence of amphotericin B in acid solutions, a quantitative assay for this polyene antibiotic has been developed that is sensitive and linear in the range of 0.1 to 10.0 muM. The binding of amphotericin B to Saccharomyces cerevisiae was assayed under various conditions as the amount bound to cells in a dialysis chamber or after centrifugation. Two types of binding were defined: weak, reversible binding occurred at 0 C or higher temperatures and even in the presence of inhibitors of energy metabolism, whereas strong, irreversible binding did not occur at 0 C and was inhibited when energy metabolism was blocked. Only strong binding was correlated with cell killing. Weak binding probably involves the outer layer of the membrane; strong binding probably requires disruption of hydrophobic regions of the cell membrane.
Preface xvi. Abacacavir (Ziagen) 435. Abacavir + Lamivudine + Dolutegravir (Triumeq) 381. Acyclovir (Zovirax) 442. Adefovir (Hepsera) 187. Albendazole (Albenza) 3. Amikacin (Amikin) 9. Amoxicillan 11. Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (Augmentin, Augmentin 600ES, Augmentin XR) 32. Amphotericin B (Fungizone) 169. Amphotericin B Colloidal Dispersion - ABCD (Amphotec) 13. Amphotericin B Lipid Complex (Abelcet) 1. Ampicillin 15. Ampicillin-Sulbactam (Unasyn) 394. Anidulafungin (Eraxis) 149. Artemether/Lumefantrine (Coartem) 92. Artesunate 27. Atazanavir (Reyataz) 317. Atazanavir + Cobicistat (Evotaz) 152. Atovaquone (Mepron) 240. Atovaquone/Proguanil (Malarone) 230. Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) 437. Aztreonam (Azactam) 40. Bedaquiline (Sirturo) 337. Benznidazole 51. Bithionol (Bitin) 57. Capreomycin (Capastat) 62. Caspofungin (Cancidas) 60. Cefaclor 66. Cefadroxil (Duricef) 135. Cefamandole (Mandol) 232. Cefazolin (Ancef) 18. Cefdinir (Omnicef) 270. Cefditoren Pivoxil (Spectracef) 343. Cefepime (Maxipime) ...
Objectives A suspension for oral use which consists of three non-absorbable antibiotics (amphotericin B, colistin and tobramycin) is often used in clinical practice for the selective decontamination of the digestive tract (SDD) of patients in intensive care. Such a therapy is a preventive tool to minimise the risk of pneumonia and bacteraemia in intubated patients. The administration and the treatment results are controversially discussed. One limiting factor for a unique SDD treatment in the hospitals is a lack of adequate data regarding batch formula and stability for such a formulation. Since no detailed procedures, specifications or stability data are available for manufacturing this formulation there may be discrepancies regarding formulation and stability of suspensions prepared in different pharmacies. The aim of this research was to collect the physicochemical and microbiological stability data of a developed, stable standard formulation under defined storage conditions. The ...
A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Amphotericin B Colloidal Dispersion versus Amphotericin B for Treatment of Invasive Aspergillosis in Immunocompromised Patients [Bowden R et al. CID 2002;35:359]: The authors report a multicenter randomized, double-blind trial of Amphotec (ABCD) in a dose of 6 mg/kg/day vs. Amphotericin B in a dose of 1.0-1.5 mg/kg/day for treatment of invasive aspergillosis in 174 patients. The diagnosis was considered "proven" if there was a compatible clinical illness and detection of aspergillus by stain or culture from a normally sterile site, or proven with histopathology; it was "probable" if pulmonary with typical clinical and x-ray findings combined with two positive sputum cultures or a positive stain or culture from a BAL. Of the 174 participants, 88 were given ABCD and 86 were given Amphotericin B. Most of the patients had a hematologic malignancy (70%) and/or a bone marrow transplant (42%). Sites of infection included lungs in 66%, sinuses in 15%, and ...
Amphotericin B binds to ergosterol in the cell wall of fungi and generates pores which permeabilize the cell wall. Deranges permeability of the fungal cell wall, especially to electrolytes, probably results in fungal cell death. At higher concentrations Amphotericin B begins binding cholesterol in the mammalian cell membrane and accounts for the drugs adverse effects ...
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Amphotericin B modifies the permeability properties of thin lipid membranes formed from solutions containing sheep red cell phospholipids and cholesterol. At 10-6 M amphotericin B, the DC membrane resistance fell from ≈108 to ≈102 ohm-cm2, and the membranes became Cl--, rather than Na+-selective; the permeability coefficients for hydrophilic nonelectrolytes increased in inverse relationship to solute size, and the rate of water flow during osmosis increased 30-fold. These changes may be rationalized by assuming that the interaction of amphotericin B with membrane-bound sterol resulted in the formation of aqueous pores. N-acetylamphotericin B and the methyl ester of N-acetylamphotericin B, but not the smaller ring compounds, filipin, rimocidin, and PA-166, produced comparable permeability changes in identical membranes, and amphotericin B and its derivatives produced similar changes in the properties of membranes formed from phospholipid-free sterol solutions. However, amphotericin B did not ...
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.. It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.. ...
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The polyene macrolide amphotericin B (AmB) remains a critically vital antifungal as the last line of defense against a wide range of life-threatening fungal pathogen. Despite its clinical usage for over half a century, AmB has evaded the development of clinically relevant microbial resistance. AmB has been shown to form ion channels similar to that of their protein counterparts, which has led to the proposal that AmB kills yeast cells via membrane permeabilization. The capacity for ion channel formation and cytotoxicity of AmB are thought to be dependent upon membranous sterol, but the role of sterols in this mechanism and whether membrane permeabilizaton and biological activity are even linked has remained unclear. Thus, the complete understanding of the mechanism of action of AmB would enable the development of new antifungals with an improved therapeutic index, as well as guide the pursuit of new antimicrobials that evade resistance. To elucidate the operative mechanism, we pursued a ...
Deep seated candidoses are the most common invasive fungal infections occurring in various categories of patients including those with cancer, burns as well as patients with AIDS or undergoing organ transplantation. Various clinical entities have to be distinguished with implications for diagnostic procedures as well as for adequate therapy. During the last decade, tremendous progress has been achieved leading to a major reduction of mortality attributable for candidaemia from 80 % (in the seventies) to 40 % in the nineties, mainly due to early empiric antifungal and better prophylaxis treatment. Other antifungal strategies than conventional amphotericin B are now available and have been shown effective, in particular, new modalities to administer amphotericin B including various lipid formulations, but also new azoles and mainly the triazoles such as fluconazole and itraconazole. Fluconazole has been shown effective as prophylaxis of candidosis including in patients undergoing bone marrow ...
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There are very few drug delivery systems that target key organs via the oral route, as oral delivery advances normally address gastrointestinal drug dissolution, permeation, and stability. Here we introduce a nanomedicine in which nanoparticles, while also protecting the drug from gastric degradation, are taken up by the gastrointestinal epithelia and transported to the lung, liver, and spleen, thus selectively enhancing drug bioavailability in these target organs and diminishing kidney exposure (relevant to nephrotoxic drugs). Our work demonstrates, for the first time, that oral particle uptake and translocation to specific organs may be used to achieve a beneficial therapeutic response. We have illustrated this using amphotericin B, a nephrotoxic drug encapsulated within N-palmitoyl-N-methyl-N,N-dimethyl-N,N,N-trimethyl-6-O-glycol chitosan (GCPQ) nanoparticles, and have evidenced our approach in three separate disease states (visceral leishmaniasis, candidiasis, and aspergillosis) using ...
One randomized, open-label, active-controlled study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of IMPAVIDO in the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India, an area where L. donovani is known epidemiologically to be the prevalent infecting species. Patients ≥ 12 years of age with clinical signs and symptoms compatible with visceral leishmaniasis (fever, splenomegaly, and cytopenia) confirmed by the presence of Leishmania amastigotes in aspirates of spleen or bone marrow were randomized to receive oral IMPAVIDO or intravenous amphotericin B deoxycholate in a 3:1 ratio. Patients weighing ≥ 25 kg received an IMPAVIDO 50 mg capsule with meals twice a day. Patients weighing , 25 kg received an IMPAVIDO 50 mg capsule with meals once a day in the morning. Weight ranged between 15 and 67 kg (mean weight 38.6 kg) and BMI ranged between 8.2 and 24 (mean 16.1). No patient weighed more than 70kg. Amphotericin B was administered intravenously over 6 continuous hours at 1 mg/kg every other day for ...
193 medications are known to interact with amphotericin b liposomal. Includes Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa), Bumex (bumetanide), CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil).
This phase II study investigated the safety and efficacy of amphotericin B in the complete resolution of key chronic sinusitis symptoms in patients with
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In this randomized, double-blind, dose-ranging, multicenter trial, 84 patients with visceral leishmaniasis refractory to antimony therapy were administered liposomal amphotericin B (AmBisome) at cumulative doses of 3.75, 7.5, and 15.0 mg/kg for 5 consecutive days. Posttreatment apparent cure and definite cure were assessed at 2 weeks and 6 months after the end of therapy, respectively. Mild to moderate infusion-related fever and rigors were seen in 29 and 44% of patients, respectively. One patient each in the 3.75- and 7.5-mg groups had detectable parasites on splenic smear at posttreatment evaluation. At 6 months' follow-up, however, 2, 1, and 1 patients relapsed in the 3.75-, 7.5-, and 15.0-mg groups, resulting in definite cure rates of 89, 93, and 97%, respectively. There was no significant difference in the cure rates of the 3 groups. Low-dose liposomal amphotericin B given for 5 days can cure most patients with Indian kala-azar.
The in vitro and in vivo toxicities and activities of MS-8209, a new hydrosoluble amphotericin B (deoxycholate-amphotericin B [D-AmB]; Fungizone) derivative, were studied. In vitro, MS-8209 was less toxic than AmB against renal tubular cells in primary culture and less active against Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans. However, at 10-fold the AmB concentration, MS-8209 in vitro antifungal activity paralleled that of AmB. Fifty-percent lethal doses of MS-8209 and D-AmB in OF1 noninfected mice were 26 and 2.3 mg/kg, respectively. Therapeutic efficacy of MS-8209 was assessed in murine candidiasis, cryptococcosis, and aspergillosis. In each model of infection, we determined the maximum tolerated dosages of MS-8209 and D-AmB, i.e., the dosage inducing less than 15% mortality due to toxicity; the efficacies of MS-8209 and D-AmB at their respective maximum tolerated dosages were compared. In candidiasis, MS-8209 (15 mg/kg) significantly increased the survival time compared with D-AmB (0.5 ...
A 32-week neonate weighing 2,300 g at birth with fungemia due to Candida albicanssubsequently developed multifocal osteoarthritis of the lower extremities due to the same organism during therapy...
However, because of the high cost of the lipid preparations, their use at many centers is reserved for patients who fail to respond to standard amphotericin B. Since the side effects of the formulations differ, unnecessary switching from one to another is not recommended. Although fluconazole is efficacious in the treatment of infections due to many Candida spp., its use against serious fungal infections in immunocompromised patients is limited by its narrow spectrum: it has no activity against Aspergillus or against several non-albicans Candida spp.The release of newer broad-spectrum azoles (such as voriconazole and posaconazole) has provided another option for the treatment of Aspergillus infection (including CNS infection, in which amphotericin B has usually failed). In fact, experience indicates that these drugs may well supplant amphotericin B as the mainstay of treatment because of their lesser toxicity and better penetration into cerebrospinal fluid and other sites. Clinicians should be ...
Studies have found evidence that amphotericin opens up ion channels in membranes, perhaps making them leakier to charged atoms that could disrupt a cell. Most scientists assumed that this was the drugs main mode of action. But the evidence also suggested that amphotericin interacted with sterols, such as cholesterol in animal cells and ergosterol in yeast. Rienstra and Burke focused on amphotericins influence on sterols, hypothesizing that this might be a key to its toxicity ...
Fungizone infusion contains the active ingredient amphotericin, which is a type of medicine called an antifungal. It is used to treat infections caused by fungi and yeasts
Abelcet® (amphotericin B lipid complex injection) is a broad-spectrum antifungal used primarily in the hospital setting to treat fungal infections in patients with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing treatment for cancer and recipients of organ or bone marrow transplants. Learn more at Leadiant.com.. ...
1. Dezfulian, M.H. Soulliere, D.M. Dhaliwal, R.K. Sareen, M. Crosby W.L. (2011) The SKP1-like gene Family of Arabidopsis Exhibits a High Degree of Differential Gene Expression and Gene Product Interaction During Development. Plos One PDF 2. Sardari, S.and Dezfulian, M. (2007) Cheminformatics in anti-infective agents discovery. Mini Review in Medicinal Chemistry PDF 3. Sardari, S.and Dezfulian, M. (2005) Evaluation of SAR for Amphotericin B Derivatives by Artificial Neural Network. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research PDF ...
1. Dezfulian, M.H. Soulliere, D.M. Dhaliwal, R.K. Sareen, M. Crosby W.L. (2011) The SKP1-like gene Family of Arabidopsis Exhibits a High Degree of Differential Gene Expression and Gene Product Interaction During Development. Plos One PDF 2. Sardari, S.and Dezfulian, M. (2007) Cheminformatics in anti-infective agents discovery. Mini Review in Medicinal Chemistry PDF 3. Sardari, S.and Dezfulian, M. (2005) Evaluation of SAR for Amphotericin B Derivatives by Artificial Neural Network. Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research PDF ...
I work peds onc and we use a lot of amphotericin B and liposomal ampho if the kids cant handle the regular. We treat regular ampho like blood for montoring, but has anyone really ever seen anyone go
Cell Culture. Primary culture of RASMC was performed as described previously (Morinelli et al., 2008). Cells were maintained in Dulbeccos modified Eagles medium-high glucose supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) and 1% antibiotic/antimycotic/amphotericin B (Fungizone; Invitrogen) and used between passages 3 and 8. HEK-293 cells (American Type Culture Collection, Manassas, VA) stably expressing a wild-type AT1AR/green fluorescent protein (AT1AR/GFP) construct were maintained using Hams F-12 media supplemented with 10% FBS, 1% antibiotic/antimycotic/amphotericin B, and Geneticin (G418; Invitrogen, Carlsbad, CA) (400 μg/ml) (Morinelli et al., 2007). Cell culture media and supplements were obtained from Invitrogen.. Radioligand Binding Assays. Binding studies using 125I-AngII were performed as described previously (Morinelli et al., 2008). Confluent monolayers of RASMC in six-well plates were exposed to the various compounds for 30 min at 37°C. Subsequently, the growth medium ...
An increased catalase activity in Candida spp. has been suggested as a mechanism that reduces amphotericin B activity. Furthermore, resistance to antifungal agents like amphotericin B has been reported in some cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
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Abelcet infusion contains the active ingredient amphotericin, which is a type of medicine called an antifungal. It is used to treat infections caused by fungi and yeasts.
In addition to discovering this mechanism, Yong and Sarkar also identified a drug - amphotericin B (AmpB) - to reactivate microglia that in an animal model, showed a significant reduction in brain tumour growth.. "This drug was able to re-activate the disabled microglia," says Sarkar, "thus restoring the bodys natural defense mechanisms and restricting the growth of brain tumour initiating cells." The drug they identified is a powerful agent that is already used clinically to treat severe fungal infections of the brain and spinal cord. "Its a rather harsh medication," says Yong. "But we have demonstrated that this drug can be used in very small doses where it is not only well tolerated, but it is also effective in re-programming microglia.". Yong and Sarkar hope this discovery will lead to clinical trials and ultimately to a new standard of care for brain tumour patients.. The finding has already garnered attention from researchers across Canada, including internationally recognized brain ...
A fungal infection -- resulting from the fungus Aspergillus -- of the lungs that can spread through the blood to other organs. Symptoms include fever, chills, difficulty in breathing, and coughing up blood. If the infection reaches the brain, it may cause dementia (see). Amphotericin B is a recommended treatment. Itraconazole may be considered for less serious disease or for those who cannot tolerate amphotericin B ...
When people hear the word infection, the majority think only about bacteria. Unfortunately, there are many different types of infectious organisms, including protozoal, parasites, and fungi. This week Im sharing some information about a relatively common fungal infection called histoplasmosis. This organism can wreak havoc if not identified and treated promptly so I hope this … [Read more…] ...
Dr Verma has pioneered development of NDDS based Liposomal and Nano-Drugs. As a leader in Liposome technology application for drugs, diagnostics and vaccines, Dr Verma developed and commercialized Indias first Liposomal product and worlds only liposomal diagnostic Liposome agglutination test for Syphilis. He has contributed to Asias first and worlds best anti-fungal drug FUNGISOME - a Liposomal Amphotericin B. Working on malaria vaccine Dr Verma was the first to report that Liposomal vaccines elicit cellular immune response necessary for protective immunity. Dr Verma is presently involved in developing Liposomal and Nano-Drugs for treatment of Tuberculosis, Cancer, Leishmaniasis and Fungal infections. Keenly involved in translational research for taking benefits of Science & Technology by applications in everyday life, Dr Verma has a number of publications, reviews and patents to his credit. He is conferred with the title of Vigyan Ratna and is the recipient of national, international and ...
Should be used primarily for treatment of patients with potentially life-threatening fungal infections; it should not be used to treat noninvasive forms of fungal disease, in patients with normal neutrophil ...
For IPA the mainstay of treatment is Voriconazole. This has been shown to be superior to other antifungals; it also has the benefit of being available orally, allowing an easy IV to oral switch to facilitate the patient going home. The main problem with Voriconazole is that it interacts with a lot of other medications which can often mean it cannot be used. These include treatments the patient may already be on for their underlying immunosuppressing condition such as anticancer drugs or anti-organ rejection drugs. It is crucial that a careful check of the patients other medications is done before starting Voriconazole. Many patients taking Voriconazole also get unpleasant side effects such as visual disturbances (up to 20%), rash (7%), hallucinations and even cardiac and bone damage. Alternative treatments for IPA include Liposomal Amphotericin B (NOT active against A. terreus) or Caspofungin, both of which are intravenous and are NOT as effective as Voriconazole ...
The powder is packed into a capsule that is inserted into a small pulmonary delivery device. The drug is delivered to the lungs during a single inhalation. The particles, which have the same aerodynamic properties as fungal spores, distribute to the same sites that the spores would if inhaled, Dr. Weickert explained at a meeting on fungal infections sponsored by Imedex ...
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Container/Tube: Agar slant or other appropriate media Specimen Volume: Organism in pure culture Complete and submit with specimen: 1. 1. Fungus Testing Lab request form Collection Instructions: Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing. Place specimen in a large infectious container (Supply T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.
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Sometimes, an ultrasound is needed to identify the location of infection, abscess or infected fluid. Zolmitriptan: A drug, which belongs to the tryptamine group of drugs, used for treating migraine. Doctors also prefer to restore a regular menstrual cycle to fight the risk of malignancy in layers of unshod uterine lining. Zidovudine: Formerly known as Azidothymidine, or act, this is a drug used for treating AIDS. Since it is usually asymptomatic without symptoms, its diagnosis in the early stage is difficult. Severs Disease: Also referred to as Calcaneal Apophysitis, this is a condition that affects children who are between 9-14 years of age, whose bone structure is not fully developed yet. The main purpose of this is improving the quality of life of the patient. In case of an HIV infection, when the anti fungal medications are not effective, a medication called Amphotericin B may be recommended. Exercising regularly is equally important. Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Surgically removing both the ...
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Amphotericin B: Find the most comprehensive real-world treatment information on Amphotericin B at PatientsLikeMe. 1 patients with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, diabetes type 2, systemic lupus erythematosus, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, Parkinsons disease, panic disorder, high blood pressure (hypertension), myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, migraine, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, traumatic brain injury, asthma, social anxiety disorder, bipolar II disorder, high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, gastroesophageal reflux disease or mild depression currently take Amphotericin B.
Amphotericin B shows a top adjustment of in vitro activity adjoin abounding breed of fungi. Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Candida species, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Rhodotorula, Cryptococcus neoformans, Sporothrix schenckii, Mucor mucedo, and Aspergillus fumigatus are all inhibited by concentrations of amphotericin B alignment from 0.03 to 1.0 mcg/mL in vitro. While Candida albicans is about absolutely…
Abstract: Effect of polyenic antibiotics amphotericin B, levorin, nystatin on activity of prostaglandin metabolizing enzymes was studied in cortex, medullar and papillary layers of young rat kidneys. Amphotericin B was shown to exhibit the maximal effect on the enzymatic activity. Distinct impairing action of the antibiotics, especially of amphotericin B, was found in medullar and papillary layers of kidney at the end of the experiment carried out within 8 days ...
CORRESPONDENCE. Responding to the evidence for improved treatment for cryptococcal meningitis in resource-limited settings. To the Editor: The World Health Organization (WHO) issued the first evidence-based treatment guidelines for cryptococcal meningitis in December 2011.1 Although its incidence has decreased with increased access to antiretroviral therapy, cryptococcal meningitis remains a major cause of death in people with HIV/AIDS, with over 500 000 deaths every year in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a leading cause of death in the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) HIV/AIDS programmes in Africa.2,3. The preferred treatment in the WHO guidelines combines amphotericin B injectable with oral solid formulations of either flucytosine or fluconazole. The liposomal injectable form of amphotericin B is also indicated as an alternative to conventional amphotericin B because it is associated with fewer side-effects. However, it is acknowledged that this option is currently too expensive for routine use in ...
INJECTION, ADENOSINE, 6 MG (NOT TO BE USED TO REPORT ANY ADENOSINE PHOSPHATE INJECTION, ADENOSINE, 90 MG (NOT TO BE USED TO REPORT ANY ADENOSINE PHOSPHATE INJECTION, ADRENALIN, EPINEPHRINE, UP TO 1 ML AMPULE INJECTION, ALATROFLOXACIN MESYLATE, 100 MG INJECTION, METHYLDOPATE HCL, UP TO 250 MG INJECTION, ALPHA 1 - PROTEINASE INHIBITOR - HUMAN, 10 MG INJECTION, AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE, 30 MG INJECTION, AMPHOTERICIN B, ANY LIPID FORMULATION, 50 MG INJECTION, AMPHOTERICIN B LIPID COMPLEX, 10 MG INJECTION, AMPHOTERICIN B CHOLESTERYL SULFATE COMPLEX, 10 MG INJECTION, AMPHOTERICIN B LIPOSOME, 10 MG INJECTION, AMPICILLIN SODIUM/SULBACTAM SODIUM, PER 1.5 GM INJECTION, SUCCINYLCHOLINE CHLORIDE, UP TO 20 MG INJECTION, METARAMINOL BITARTRATE, PER 10 MG INJECTION, CHLOROQUINE HYDROCHLORIDE, UP TO 250 MG INJECTION, ATROPINE SULFATE, UP TO 0.3 MG INJECTION, BACLOFEN, 50 MCG FOR INTRATHECAL TRIAL INJECTION, BENZTROPINE MESYLATE, PER 1 MG INJECTION, BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE, MYOTONACHOL OR URECHOLINE, UP TO 5 MG ...
Growth patterns and intracellular Ca2+ concentrations in the mutant strain Aspergillus awamori 66A containing a recombinant aequorin gene were studied in the presence of a permeabilizing fungicidal agent amphotericin B. The cell response, i.e., changes in the growth and development of the fungus (initiation of spore germination, mycelial growth, and intensity of sporulation) was dose-dependent. Low concentrations of amphotericin B (2.5 μM) stimulated spore germination: the number of germinating spores was 2-3 times higher than in the control (without the fungicide). At higher amphotericin concentrations (20 μM) spore germination was inhibited. Amphotericin B had a dose-dependent effect on mycelial growth and sporulation intensity on solid Vogel medium. Intracellular Ca2+ concentrations in the presence of amphotericin B were investigated using the luminescence of the photoprotein aequorin. High concentrations of amphotericin B (10 and 20 μM) were shown to cause an instantaneous increase in Ca2+
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ClinicalTrials.gov summary of Multi-center Comparison of Fluconazole (UK-49,858) and Amphotericin B as Treatment for Acute Cryptococcal Meningitis
OBJECTIVES. Pentavalent antimonials, alone or in combination with allopurinol, are the most frequently drugs used in the management of canine leishmaniasis (CL). Despite clinical remission occurs in a majority of cases, most dogs remain parasitologically infected and relapses are frequent. It should be considered that if a clinical but not parasitological cure is achieved, dogs may act as a reservoir of the disease. Moreover, side effects and development of resistances must be considered. Amphotericin B desoxycholate (AmB) is a powerful leishmanicidal agent. Its use in dogs with CL it not very extended, due in part to its nephrotoxicity. Recently the initial effectiveness and toxicity of a new protocol using a lipid emulsion of AmB was assessed.2 The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate both, the initial and the long-term efficacy of this protocol in the treatment of dogs naturally infected with CL. MATERIALS. 14 dogs showing clinical signs of CL and diagnosed after visualization of ...
Cryptococcosis is the third most commonly occurring invasive fungal infection in SOT recipients. Cryptococcosis represents 8% of invasive fungal infections in SOT recipients in the Transplant Associated Infection Surveillance Network database.. For the management of meningoencephalitis or disseminated cryptococcosis, induction therapy with liposomal amphotericin B (3-4 mg/kg per day) or amphotericin B lipid complex (5 mg/kg per day) plus flucytosine (100 mg/kg per day) for 14 days, followed by a consolidation phase with fluconazole (400-800 mg per day) for 8 weeks and, finally, maintenance or suppression therapy with fluconazole (200-400 mg per day) for 6-12 months (provided the immunosuppression is not augmented) has been recommended before in published literature.. ...
Four patients who had recently received kidney transplants became infected with Aspergillus fumigatus while receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Three were shown to have invasive pulmonary mycotic disease, and one of these had documented dissemination. A fourth patient had respiratory symptoms and fever and was found to have mycelial forms consistent with A. fumigatus in his sputum, verified by cultures. All four were effectively treated with amphotericin B in low, widely spaced doses. Early diagnosis was apparently the key to successful management of the invasive Aspergillus fumigatus infection in these patients. Discovery of mycelial forms in fresh preparations of sputa or bronchial washings is a valuable clue to active infections. Securing tissue by biopsy is warranted in those patients who develop a pulmonary infiltrate or cavity that is not otherwise causally explained. ...
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Abstract. Treatment options for cutaneous leishmaniasis in the United States are problematic because the available products are either investigational, toxic, and/or of questionable effectiveness. A retrospective review of patients receiving liposomal amphotericin B through the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis during 2007-2009 was conducted. Twenty patients who acquired disease in five countries and with five different strains of Leishmania were treated, of whom 19 received a full course of treatment. Sixteen (84%) of 19 experienced a cure with the initial treatment regimen. Three patients did not fully heal after an initial treatment course, but were cured with additional dosing. Acute infusion-related reactions occurred in 25% and mild renal toxicity occurred in 45% of patients. Although the optimum dosing regimen is undefined and the cost and toxicity may limit widespread use, liposomal amphotericin B is a viable treatment alternative for cutaneous
A stability study of amphotericin B, colistin and tobramycin in a hydrophilic suspension commonly used for selective decontamination of the digestive tract by HPLC and in vitro potency measurements ...
(KudoZ) English to Polish translation of amphotericin B, cefalotin, ciclosporin, tacrolimus, polymyxins, carboplatin: amfoterycyna, cefalotin,cyklosporyna, tacrolimus, polimyksyna, carboplatin [Medical].
Guinea pigs (0.4-0.45 kg in weight) were obtained from the Animal Center of the College of Basic Sciences, Jilin University. The use of these animals adhered to the ARVO Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research. A strain of A. fumigatus (JLMR054) that was isolated from a patient with fungal endophthalmitis was donated by the Fungal Department of the College of Basic Sciences, Jilin University. Using a 30-gauge needle and a 1.0-mL plastic syringe, 0.02 mL Aspergillus suspension (1.0 × 106 CFU/mL) was injected directly into the vitreous cavity of 30 guinea pigs at the pars plana, approximately 1.5 mm posterior to the limbus. Voriconazole and liposomal Amp-B were supplied in powder form by Livzon Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. (Zhuhai, China) and New Pioneer, Inc. (Shanghai, China), respectively. The powder was suspended in 100% dimethylsulfoxide prior to use. The animals were randomly divided into three groups. Group A (control group) received an intravitreally administered ...
Both these studies also demonstrated that, with appropriate monitoring, conventional amphotericin B is reasonably well tolerated, with drug discontinuations in 3% of patients in the first 2 weeks in the Mycoses Study Group trial [21]. Saline and fluid loading equivalent to 1 litre normal saline daily should be given unless contraindicated, to minimize nephrotoxicity [63], and electrolytes replaced as required. Anaemia, secondary to suppression of erythropoietin transcription [64], is also a predictable side effect of amphotericin B [65-67]. This may be more clinically significant in populations with lower baseline haemoglobin levels, and where transfusion, when occasionally needed, is difficult.. Flucytosine, at the historically low daily dose of 100 mg/kg, was also well tolerated without real-time drug level monitoring in either trial. A substudy of the Thai trial comparing oral and intravenous flucytosine at the same daily dosage of 100 mg/kg has provided some insight into this observation. In ...
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitological infection caused by Leishmania parasites that infect the reticulo-endothelial system and cause hepato-splenomegaly with pancytopenia. if untreated, there is a mortality rate of almost 100%. Most patients die from intercurrent infections ...
Polymeric micelles prepared from a series of poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactide) (PEG-PLA) diblock copolymers with various PLA chain lengths were designed as drug carriers for water insoluble drug amphotericin B (AmB). Physicochemical properties of AmB-loaded micelles were evaluated. Micelles were freeze-dried to obtain longtime stable formulations. The redispersibility of the freeze-dried samples was poor when the weight ratio of PLA block was bigger than the PEG block of the copolymer. Various types of lyoprotectants including saccharides and PEGs with different molecular weight were tested to improve the redispersion performance of the freeze-dried samples. PEG was proved to be more effective than saccharides on stabilizing the micelles during lyophilization when the weight ratio of PLA block was bigger than PEG block. The sustained release in vitro of AmB was evidenced. About 80% of AmB was released in 80 h. The in vitro release behavior could be best described by the first-order equation. ...
Also amphotericin B. One of two antifungal antibiotics, the other designated amphotericin A (not used clinically), derived from a strain of Streptomyces nodosus and effective against a wide range of fungi and against some species of Leishmania. It is used intravenously in the treatment of progressive, potentially fatal fungal infections and as a secondary drug in the treatment of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis and topically in the treatment of superficial candidiasis. See also: Antibiotics Antibiotic Glossary Antibiotics (blog) ...
Before the introduction of the antifungal amphotericin B therapy in the mid-1950s for cryptococcal meningitis, the mortality rate was 100% for these cases. Published studies from the USA and Europe indicate that while current treatment regimens are still associated with acute mortality rates during initial therapy, the 12 month survival rates among all patients with maintenance therapy are significantly improved and a large proportion of patients do extremely well on maintenance antifungal therapy.4-6 8-13 The introduction of antiretroviral treatment regimens has further improved morbidity and mortality from fungal infections in AIDS patients in the west.. Our observational study of cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS patients, one of the largest so far from Central Africa, provides further insight into the clinical presentation, natural history, and outcome of this disease in the sub-Saharan African situation. The results of this study substantiates our clinical observations over the past decade at ...
Background: Improved treatment approaches are needed for visceral leishmaniasis. We assessed the efficacy and safety of three potential short-course combination treatments compared with the standard monotherapy in India. Methods: Standard treatment (1 mg/kg amphotericin B infusion on alternate days for 30 days, total dose 15 mg/kg) was compared with three drug combinations (single injection of 5 mg/kg liposomal amphotericin B and 7-day 50 mg oral miltefosine or single 10-day 11 mg/kg intramuscular paromomycin; or 10 days each of miltefosine and paromomycin) in an open-label, parallel-group, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial in two hospital sites in Bihar, India. Patients aged 5-60 years with parasitologically confirmed visceral leishmaniasis were randomly assigned one of the four treatments by the trial statistician using a computer-generated list. Clinical assessments were done at the end of treatment (15 days on combination treatment; 31 days for standard treatment) and after 45 ...
In vitro pastime of antifungal combos in opposition to. Amphotericin b/posaconazole in opposition to candida albicans, of antifungal combinations towards biofilms of against candida albicans biofilms in vitro. In vitro interest of antifungal mixtures in opposition to. B/posaconazole in opposition to candida albicans, of the antifungal mixtures amphotericin b synergism against candida biofilms, Antifungal combos […]. Continue reading ...
Background. Little is known about the pathogenesis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and the relationship between the kinetics of diagnostic markers and the outcome of antifungal therapy. Methods. An in vitro model of the human alveolus, consisting of a bilayer of human alveolar epithelial and endothelial cells, was developed. An Aspergillus fumigatus strain expressing green fluorescent protein was used. Invasion of the cell bilayer was studied using confocal and electron microscopy. The kinetics of culture, polymerase chain reaction, and galactomannan were determined. Galactomannan was used to measure the antifungal effect of macrophages and amphotericin B. A mathematical model was developed, and results were bridged to humans. Results. A. fumigatus penetrated the cellular bilayer 14-16 h after inoculation. Galactomannan levels were inextricably tied to fungal invasion and were a robust measure of the antifungal effect of macrophages and amphotericin B. Neither amphotericin nor macrophages ...
This is a multi-site randomized trial of sertraline and high-dose Fluconazol for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis. Patients are randomized into conventional treatment with Amphotericin B, Fluconazol and Sertraline versus Amphotericin B and Fluconazol. Ifakara did not initially start randomization but remained with an open-label design, specifically focusing on the question of added value of Sertraline to Fluconazol. In a second protocol, designed as a recruitment study for ASTRO, CRASK (Cryptococcal Antigen Screening Kilombero) screens patients from the peripheral CTCs with a easy to perform Antigen tests and refers them to Ifakara for further diagnostics and treatment within ASTRO in case of proof of cryptococcal meningitis.. This study expands access to diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, one of the major causes of death among people living with HIV.. Lead scientists:. Maja Weisser. Andrew Katende. ...
May-Grunwald-Giemsa, ×1,000). Serum ferritin was elevated (3,339 µg/L) and severe hypofibrinogenemia was noted. Bone marrow examination and laboratory findings indicated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) secondary to histoplasmosis. The patient have not recently traveled to Histoplasma-endemic areas and was HIV-negative. He was treated with intravenous amphotericin B (1 mg/kg) for 2 weeks. His fever subsided in two days and his peripheral blood counts started improving by the sixth day of treatment (day 6: hemoglobin, 10 g/dL; platelet count, 90×109/L; TLC, 3.9×109/L). Histoplasmosis has been reported mostly from eastern and southern regions of India, however, the patient was a resident of north India (Punjab). Histoplasmosis-triggered HLH in this patient who was HIV-negative and from a non-endemic region of Histoplasma is therefore very unusual. ...
The genetic heterogeneity and antifungal susceptibility patterns of Candida parapsilosis isolated from blood cultures of patients were investigated in this study. Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis generated 5 unique profiles from 42 isolates. Based on the major DNA fragments of the RAPD profiles, the isolates were identified as RAPD type P1 (29 isolates), P2 (6 isolates), P3 (4 isolates), P4 (2 isolates) and P5 (1 isolate). Sequence analysis of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) gene of the isolates identified RAPD type P1 as C. parapsilosis, P2 and P3 as Candida orthopsilosis, P4 as Candida metapsilosis, and P5 as Lodderomyces elongisporus. Nucleotide variations in ITS gene sequences of C. orthopsilosis and C. metapsilosis were detected. Antifungal susceptibility testing using Etests showed that all isolates tested in this study were susceptible to amphotericin B, fluconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole. C. parapsilosis isolates exhibited higher MIC50 values than
Zygomycosis is a relatively uncommon mycosis with a morbidity that is increasing worldwide. Cutaneous zygomycosis, one of the clinical manifestations of the disease, has also emerged in recent decades. The major reported etiologic agents in China include Rhizomucor spp., Rhizopus spp., Mucor spp., and Lichtheimia spp. (formerly Absidia spp.). This study examined 11 clinical isolates of Rhizomucor that belong to three species (R. variabilis, R. regularior, and R. chlamydosporus). They were identified by both morphological and molecular methods and were found to have a high degree of correlation. In vitro susceptibility of the Rhizomucor isolates to seven antifungal drugs (amphotericin B, itraconazole, terbinafine, voriconazole, fluconazole, flucytosine, and micafungin) were tested, which resulted in amphotericin B being found to be the most active agent against all species evaluated in this study. The investigation also reviewed case reports of cutaneous zygomycosis in China. ...
Acute vision loss in the post-partum period can occur due to many reasons. Eclampsia, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), pituitary apoplexy, and central serous retinopathy are some of the important causes. Cryptococcal meningitis as a cause of acute vision loss in the post-partum period has not been mentioned in literature. A 25-year-old female presented to us with acute bilateral complete vision loss in the post-partum period. Her serum was tested positive for HIV antibodies. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination revealed cryptococcal meningitis. She was started on amphotericin B, antiretroviral drugs, and steroids. Though symptoms of meningitis resolved after treatment no significant improvement in vision was observed at 3 months. Cryptococcal meningitis may be considered as one of the causes of acute vision loss in pregnant/post-partum females with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positivity.

Amphotericin B - WikipediaAmphotericin B - Wikipedia

Two amphotericins, amphotericin A and amphotericin B, are known, but only B is used clinically, because it is significantly ... Amphotericin A is almost identical to amphotericin B (having a C=C double bond between the 27th and 28th carbons), but has ... This is amphotericin Bs primary effect as an antifungal agent. It has been found that the amphotericin B/ergosterol ... As the original formulation of amphotericin, it is often referred to as "conventional" amphotericin. In order to improve the ...
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I work peds onc and we use a lot of amphotericin B and liposomal ampho if the kids cant handle the regular. We treat regular ... I work peds onc and we use a lot of amphotericin B and liposomal ampho if the kids cant handle the regular. We treat regular ... I have had children develop seizures from amphotericin. Some of the other drugs you listed also change the seizure threshold. ...
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Amphotericin Pharmacophobia | The BMJAmphotericin Pharmacophobia | The BMJ

Five cases are described in which fear of the possibly hazardous effects of giving amphotericin to patients with kidney disease ... Amphotericin Pharmacophobia. Br Med J 1973; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5890.460 (Published 24 November 1973) Cite ... resulted in death from progressive infection by an amphotericin-sensitive fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans in three cases, ...
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amphotericin B (CHEBI:2682)amphotericin B (CHEBI:2682)

... is a macrolide antibiotic (CHEBI:25105) amphotericin B (CHEBI:2682) is a polyene antibiotic (CHEBI: ... amphotericin B (CHEBI:2682) has role bacterial metabolite (CHEBI:76969) amphotericin B (CHEBI:2682) is a antibiotic antifungal ... amphotericin B methyl ester (CHEBI:277842) has functional parent amphotericin B (CHEBI:2682). ... CHEBI:2682 - amphotericin B. Main. ChEBI Ontology. Automatic Xrefs. Reactions. Pathways. Models. ...
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... type is the antifungal agent amphotericin B, which binds to a specific molecule (ergosterol) found in fungal cells. This ... Other articles where Amphotericin B is discussed: drug: Membrane lipids: … ... Polyenes, such as amphotericin B and nystatin, are macrolide antibiotics made up of alternating conjugated double bonds. The ... type is the antifungal agent amphotericin B, which binds to a specific molecule (ergosterol) found in fungal cells. This ...
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Review of Amphotericin B | SpringerLinkReview of Amphotericin B | SpringerLink

Many of the important biologic properties of amphotericin B may be ascribed to binding by certain sterols in fungal and ... Many of the important biologic properties of amphotericin B may be ascribed to binding by certain sterols in fungal and ... Bennett J.E. (1976) Review of Amphotericin B. In: Williams J.D., Geddes A.M. (eds) Parasites, Fungi, and Viruses. Chemotherapy ... Avid binding to serum proteins, probably coupled at least in part by cholesterol, makes amphotericin B equilibrate slowly with ...
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... is used to treat serious, life-threatening fungal infections including leishmaniasis, and a certain ... Amphotericin B liposomal is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. ... form of meningitis in people infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Amphotericin B... ... How is amphotericin B liposomal given?. Amphotericin B liposomal is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this ...
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... is an antifungal drug. Topically, it is used to treat skin yeast infections. Intravenously, it is used to treat ... Amphotericin B. Drug Information. Amphotericin B is an antifungal drug. Topically, it is used to treat skin yeast infections. ... Amphotericin B has been reported to increase urinary excretion of magnesium. It remains unclear whether it is important for ...
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Ambisome Liposomal Amphotericin B - Drugs.comAmbisome Liposomal Amphotericin B - Drugs.com

A list of US medications equivalent to Ambisome Liposomal Amphotericin B is available on the Drugs.com website. ... Ambisome Liposomal Amphotericin B is a medicine available in a number of countries worldwide. ... Amphotericin B. Amphotericin B liposomal (a derivative of Amphotericin B) is reported as an ingredient of Ambisome Liposomal ... Ambisome Liposomal Amphotericin B. Ambisome Liposomal Amphotericin B may be available in the countries listed below. ...
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Amphotericin - Doctors Lounge(TM)Amphotericin - Doctors Lounge(TM)

Drug classes of Amphotericin. *Antifungal Therapeutic actions of Amphotericin. As with other polyene antifungals, amphotericin ... Indications of Amphotericin. Oral preparations of amphotericin B are rarely used. *The main use is in systemic fungal ... Contraindications/cautions of Amphotericin. Hypersensitivity to amphotericin or any component of the forumulation. ... Adverse effects of Amphotericin. * Side-effects can be severe; nephrotoxicity (kidney damage) is a major issue. Other side- ...
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Amphotericin B vs Fluconazole Comparison - Drugs.comAmphotericin B vs Fluconazole Comparison - Drugs.com

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AMBISOME (amphotericin b) injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution NDC Code(s): 0469-3051-30 ... amphotec (Amphotericin B) injection, lipid complex NDC Code(s): 64116-021-01, 64116-025-01 ... AMPHOTERICIN B injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution NDC Code(s): 39822-1055-5 ... ABELCET (amphotericin b, dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine, dl- and dimyristoylphosphatidylglycerol, dl-) injection NDC Code(s): ...
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Amphotericin B. Regulatory process names 1 IUPAC names 8 Other identifiers 1 ...
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Amphotericin B cholesteryl sulfate complex (Amphotericin B Colloidal Dispersion; ABCD; Amphotec), and Liposomal Amphotericin B ... The drug is available as conventional amphotericin B (Amphotericin B deoxycholate; AmB-d) or as lipid-based formulations. ... Amphotericin B is excreted very slowly (over weeks to months) by the kidneys with 2 to 5% of a given dose being excreted in the ... Amphotericin B is a antifungal, anti-Infective Agent, antiprotozoal , Dermatological Agent and Polyene that is FDA approved for ...
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Red man syndrome associated with amphotericin B. | The BMJRed man syndrome associated with amphotericin B. | The BMJ

Red man syndrome associated with amphotericin B.. BMJ 1990; 300 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.300.6737.1468 (Published 02 ...
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AMPHOTERICIN - INJECTION (Fungizone) side effects, medical uses, and drug interactions.AMPHOTERICIN - INJECTION (Fungizone) side effects, medical uses, and drug interactions.

Read more about the prescription drug AMPHOTERICIN - INJECTION. ... GENERIC NAME: AMPHOTERICIN - INJECTION (AM-foe-TER-i-sin). ... Consumer information about the medication AMPHOTERICIN - INJECTION (Fungizone), includes side effects, drug interactions, ... WARNING: Amphotericin should be used only to treat serious, possibly fatal fungal infections. This medication should not be ... PRECAUTIONS: Before using amphotericin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other ...
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Amphotericin B is used to treat serious, life-threatening fungal infections. It is not for use in treating a minor fungal ... Amphotericin B is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. ... How is amphotericin B given?. Amphotericin B is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this ... What is amphotericin B?. Amphotericin B is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. ...
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Amphotericin B liposomal is used to treat serious, life-threatening fungal infections including leishmaniasis, and a certain ... Amphotericin B liposomal is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus. ... form of meningitis in people infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Amphotericin B... ... How is amphotericin B liposomal given?. Amphotericin B liposomal is injected into a vein through an IV. You will receive this ...
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Ambisome (Amphotericin B): Side Effects, Interactions, Warning, Dosage & UsesAmbisome (Amphotericin B): Side Effects, Interactions, Warning, Dosage & Uses

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Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution ATCC ® PCS-999-002Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution ATCC ® PCS-999-002

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  • To treat severe fungal or yeast infections that are affecting the whole body and are potentially life-threatening, amphotericin must be given by a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion). (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A major barrier to the use of amphotericin in resource-poor settings is that it must be given intravenously (except for topical applications). (wikipedia.org)
  • Aspergillosis has been treated with amphotericin B intravenously for a period up to 11 months with a total dose up to 3.6 g. (wikidoc.org)
  • The amphipathic nature of amphotericin along with its low solubility and permeability has posed major hurdles for oral administration given its low bioavailability. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comparing the therapeutic efficacy of different amphotericin B-carrying delivery systems against visceral leishmaniasis. (annals.org)
  • These in-vitro data suggest amphotericin B may have adverse effects on natural killer cell function in vivo. (nih.gov)
  • Unfortunately, this form of amphotericin commonly causes side effects, particularly on the kidneys, and so cannot be given in high enough doses to treat infections in some people. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution is used to reduce the chance of microbial contamination while propagating primary cells or continuous cell lines in culture. (atcc.org)
  • Store the Penicillin -Streptomycin -Amphotericin B Solution at -20°C or colder. (atcc.org)
  • i.e., 0.5 mL of Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution per 500 mL of complete cell-specific media. (atcc.org)
  • A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is available upon request for each lot of Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution. (atcc.org)
  • Avid binding to serum proteins, probably coupled at least in part by cholesterol, makes amphotericin B equilibrate slowly with infected exudates and penetrate poorly into cerebrospinal fluid, urine and hemodialysis baths. (springer.com)