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The influence of sodium taurocholate (TC) on the intestinal absorption of drugs was studied in vivo in a chronically isolated internal loop in the rat. The hydrophilic drugs paracetamol (PA) and theophylline (TP) and the lipophilic drugs griseofulvin (GF) and ketoconazole (KE) were used as model drugs. The drug concentrations were kept below the saturation concentration. Absorption kinetics of the drugs were evaluated on the basis of disappearance rates of the drug from luminal solutions in the intestinal loop. Concentrations of TC above the critical micelle concentration (CMC) did not affect the absorption rate of the hydrophilic drugs PA and TP; the barrier function of the intestinal wall for PA and TP was not altered in the presence of taurocholate. The addition of concentrations of TC above the CMC in the perfusion solution resulted in a reduction of the absorption rate of GF and KE. The reduction in the absorption kinetics of GF in the presence of TC correlated well with the reduction of the drug-free fraction in solution due to micellar solubilization. For KE this relation was less clear. It was not possible to determine, on the basis of the phase-separation model, to what extent the fraction of the drug incorporated in TC micelles contributes to the overall diffusion of GF and KE across the preepithelial diffusion barrier. It was concluded that TC exhibits only a minor, if not negligible, effect on the barrier function of the aqueous diffusion barrier adjacent to the intestinal wall.
Navitoclax is a targeted B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) family protein inhibitor. The present study evaluated the effect of ketoconazole, a strong cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 inhibitor, on the pharmacokinetics of navitoclax in patients with cancer.
Cycloheximide, ketoconazole, or preexposure of organisms to cytochalasin D prevented Balamuthia mandrillaris-associated cytopathogenicity in human brain microvascular endothelial cells, which constitute the blood-brain barrier. In an assay for inhibition of cyst production, these three agents prevented the production of cysts, suggesting that the biosynthesis of proteins and ergosterol and the polymerization of actin are important in cytopathogenicity and encystment.
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Pityrosporum folliculitis (PF) is frequently misdiagnosed as acne vulgaris, resulting in unnecessary and prolonged treatment. Sixty-two patients with PF seen in the Dermatology Clinic, King Gahad Hofuf Hospital, Saudi Arabia were evaluated clinically. The diagnosis was confirmed by routine histology with haemotoxylineosin staining and Periodic acid-Schiff staining. Scrapings of the lesions, especially the molluscum-like papules, were mounted in KOH/Parker blue ink and examined under the microscope. Patients, divided into three groups as follows, were given treatment for 4 weeks: (1) 20 were treated with ketoconazole, 200 mg orally in addition to ketoconazole shampoo 2% daily; (2) 20 were given only ketoconazole, 200 mg daily, orally; (3) 12 used econazole nitrate 1% solution applied twice daily; and (4) 10 used miconazole nitrate 2% cream twice daily. Cases in groups 3 and 4, who did not respond, were given the same treatment as for group 1. All who responded were kept on ketoconazole shampoo 2% twice weekly. PF was commoner in young adult females as the female to male ratio was 2:1 while the mean age was 21.5 years. The most common site involved was the trunk (95%) in the form of papules, pustules and molluscoid lesions. The latter type of lesion yielded the highest number of spores using KOH/Parker blue ink. Biopsy was positive in 87% of the patients but is usually not necessary. Combined topical and systemic ketoconazole produced clearance of the lesions in 20 patients (100%), while systemic therapy only resulted in 75% clearance (15 of 20). Topical econazole and miconazole failed in 20 of 22 (90%) and improved only two patients. There were no significant side-effects from the drugs.
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Tofisopam is an anxiolytic agent of the BZD group, chemically 1(3-4 dimethoxyphenyl)-4methyl-5-ethyl-7,8 dimethoxy-5H-2,3-benzodiazepine. TZP differs from the traditional 1,4-benzodiazepines regarding the positions of the nitrogen atoms. Three clinical cases were reported where tofisopam increased the blood level of immunosuppressive agent leading clinically relevant adverse drug reaction and necessitating reduction of the dose of the drugs or discontinuation of the administration of tofisopam. The administered immunosuppressive agent is a substrate of the CYP3A4 system, so the effect of tofisopam on the CYP3A4 enzyme was investigated in vitro using human recombinant CYP3A4 supersome. Benzyoxy-4-(trifluoromethyl)-coumarin (BFC) was used as substrate. Tofisopam in 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1 and 5 micromol/l concentrations inhibited dose dependently the enzyme activity. Activity inhibition rates were 4%, 29%, 40%, 56%, 61% and 94%, respectively and the IC50 was 0.8 micromol/l. The IC50 of positive control substance ketoconazole was 0.03 micromol/l. In in vitro experiments the inhibitory effect of tofisopam was lower than that of ketoconazole (potent CYP3A4 inhibitor) with an order of magnitude. According to the in vitro results it could be concluded that tofisopam is an inhibitor of CYP3A4 but to clarify the clinical importance of this inhibition further human clinical data are needed.
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Ketoconazole, cinnamyl-3,4-dihydroxy-alpha-cyanocinnamate, and gossypol are reported inhibitors of the lipoxygenase (LO) and cytochrome P-450 enzyme systems and are potent blockers of swelling-activated efflux of organic osmolytes and volume-sensitive anion channels in C6 glioma cells. To directly test the hypothesis that LO- or cytochrome P-450-derived products of arachidonic acid (AA) participate in the regulation of these volume-sensitive transport pathways, we incubated C6 cells with [1-14C]AA and observed the extent and profile of its conversion under basal conditions and after acute swelling. High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis revealed that most (70-80%) of the labeled AA remained unchanged with only 6-8% and 10-20% of label converted to LO- [12(S)- and 15(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (12- and 15-HETE)] and cyclooxygenase- [prostaglandin (PG) E2 and PGF2a] derived products, respectively. Leukotrienes and epoxyeicosatrienoic acid compounds were not produced. The conversion profile of [1-14C]AA was not altered substantially by cell swelling. Treatment of cells with the LO-derived products 5-, 12-, and 15-HETE or their immediate metabolic precursors, 5(S)-, 12(S)-, and 15(S)-hydroxyperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid, at 5 microM concentrations did not stimulate efflux of [3H]inositol. In addition, treatment with HETEs did not override the inhibition of efflux observed with the LO-cytochrome P-450 blocker ketoconazole. Whole cell patch-clamp experiments demonstrated that volume-sensitive anion channels, the postulated pathway for organic osmolyte efflux in C6 cells, are rapidly and reversibly blocked by ketoconazole in a fashion suggestive of direct inhibition rather than via interruption of a second messenger pathway.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
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Ketoconazole, a broad-spectrum imidazole antimycotic agent, interferes with cytochrome P-450 enzyme systems in several organs (testis, ovary, adrenal gland, kidney, liver). It inhibits cholesterol synthesis by a dose-dependent transient braking of the 14 alpha-demethylase. Steroidogenesis is inhibited by its action on the C17-20 lyase, the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme and the 17 alpha-hydroxylase. In gonads it inhibits aromatase and adrenocortical steroid biosynthesis is also inhibited at the 11 beta-hydroxylation and 18-hydroxylation steps. Its antiandrogenic effect may be useful in the management of metastatic prostate carcinoma and in testotoxicosis, its usefulness in the treatment of hirsutism is more questionable. Its anticortisolic effect may be useful in most Cushing's syndromes, where drug control of hypercortisolism is suitable for patients undergoing surgery, as well as those in whom more definitive treatment is delayed. Its usefulness as inhibitor of vitamin D or mineralocorticoids requires further investigation.
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Results revealed that the prevalence of Candida species in diabetic individuals was higher when compared with non-diabetic healthy individuals. The most predominantly isolated species in diabetic and non-diabetic individuals from buccal cavity was Candida albicans. C. tropicalis was predominant among the non-albicans Candida isolated from both diabetic and non-diabetic individuals. Among denture wearers C. glabrata was predominant. In vitro antifungal susceptibility testing shows that ketoconazole, fluconazole and itraconazole were effective against the isolated Candida species.
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Infection of the oral mucous membrane is frequent in patients with removable prostheses, either totally of partially, and particularly when the prostheses is palatal. The principal etiological factor causing the infection is accepted to be "Candidas" aided by the presence of plaque bacteria (in patients with poor oral hygiene care), and a poor fit of the prostheses to the soft tissues. Treatment of the infection must proceed in the following order: a) use of effective medication against oral fungus such as Nystatin or Ketoconazole. b) Meticulous oral hygiene care in the mucous membrane as well as in the prostheses, but using the prostheses as little as possible during the treatment period. c) A total cure of the infection (denture stomatitis) before proceeding to the next phase of the treatment. d) Determination of the adjustment and occlusion of the prostheses in order to determine those areas of the prostheses which need to be refilled because of maladjustment of the prostheses to the soft tissues of the patient.
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The National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards reference broth macrodilution method for antifungal susceptibility testing was compared with the E test by testing 86 clinical isolates of Candida spp. and Cryptococcus neoformans. The MIC agreement rates for the two methods for Candida spp. were 73-89% within +/-1 doubling dilution and 87-100% within +/-2 dilutions. For C. neoformans, agreement within +/-1 dilution was > 70% for all the agents tested except fluconazole for which agreement was 35%. Our data support the further evaluation of the E test as an alternative method for antifungal susceptibility testing. However, E test MICs of fluconazole for C. neoformans, particularly C. neoformans var. gattii should be interpreted with caution, as falsely elevated MICs may occur.
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In this study, probe-based assays with rat liver microsome system were used to characterize the inhibitory effects of FKA. Molecular docking study was performed to further explore the binding site of FKA on CYP450 isoforms. In addition, chemical inhibition experiments using specific inhibitors (a-naphthoflavone, quinidine, sulfamethoxazde, ketoconazole, omeprazole) were performed to clarify the individual CYP450 isoform that are responsible for the metabolism of FKA.
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The International Conference of Harmonisation (ICH) E14 guideline for thorough QT studies requires assessing the propensity of new non-antiarrhythmic drugs to affect cardiac repolarization. The present study investigates whether a composite ECG measure of T-wave morphology (Morphology Combination Score [MCS]) can be used together with the heart rate corrected QT interval (QTc) in a fully ICH E14-compliant thorough QT study to exclude clinically relevant repolarization effects of bilastine, a novel antihistamine.
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Ketoconazole may cause severe anaphylactic shock even when taken orally. Invasive catheterization and elevated tryptase levels can provide important information in the management of anaphylactic shock.
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Seven phase I studies were conducted to investigate the effects of repeated dosing of ketoconazole, diltiazem, rifampin, or lithium on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of single oral doses of lurasidone, or the effects of repeated dosing of lurasidone on the PK of digoxin, midazolam, or the oral contraceptive norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol. Two 6-week, phase III studies included evaluation of the potential for interaction between lurasidone and lithium or valproate. Maximum serum or plasma concentration (Cmax) and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) were calculated.
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Two groups of recent clinical isolates of Candida albicans consisting of 101 isolates for which fluconazole MICs were < or = 0.5 microgram/ml (n = 50) and > or = 4.0 micrograms/ml (n = 51), respectively, were compared for their susceptibilities to fluconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, ketoconazole, and itraconazole. Susceptibility tests were performed by a photometer-read broth microdilution method with an improved RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with 18 g of glucose per liter (RPMI-2% glucose; J. L. Rodríguez-Tudela and J. V. Martínez-Suárez, Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 38:45-48, 1994). Preparation of drugs, basal medium, and inocula was done by the recommendations of the National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards. The MIC endpoint was calculated objectively from the turbidimetric data read at 24 h as the lowest drug concentration at which growth was just equal to or less than 20% of that in the positive control well (MIC 80%). In vitro susceptibility testing separated azole-susceptible strains from the strains with decreased susceptibilities to azoles if wide ranges of concentrations (20 doubling dilutions) were used for ketoconazole, miconazole, and clotrimazole. By comparison with isolates for which fluconazole MICs were < or = 0.5 microgram/ml, those isolates for which fluconazole MICs were > or = 4.0 micrograms/ml were in general less susceptible to other azole drugs, but different patterns of decreased susceptibility were found, including uniform increases in the MICs of all azole derivatives, higher MICs of several azoles but not others, and elevated MICs of fluconazole only. On the other hand, decreased susceptibility to any other azole drug was never found among strains for which MICs of fluconazole were lower.
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Co-administration of navitoclax with ketoconazole did not increase navitoclax exposure above that observed with navitoclax monotherapy and did not appear to affect its safety profile. Results suggest CYP3A does not play a major role in elimination of navitoclax.
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The purpose of this study was to develop, implement, and evaluate a practice guideline using ketoconazole for the prevention of the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients.
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Chronic hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, and/or nephrolithiasis may be caused by mutations in CYP24A1 causing failure to metabolize 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D.
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Coccidioidomycosis is a highly variable disease. Initial respiratory tract infection can lead to self-limited pneumonia, pulmonary complications, and extrapulmonary disease. The early infection requires no therapy, except in immunosuppressed patients and other selected patients. Treatment for pulmonary complications may include surgery for cavities or pyopneumothorax (resulting from rupture of a cavity) and antifungal therapy for chronic pneumonia. The majority of extrapulmonary disease occurs in the skin, bones and joints, or meninges and is an indication for treatment with antifungal agents and sometimes adjunctive surgery. Meningitis is a particularly serious consequence of dissemination and currently is best treated with intrathecal instillation of antifungal agents. Antifungal agents useful in the treatment of coccidioidomycosis are amphotericin B, which is administered intravenously and is relatively toxic, and ketoconazole, which is administered orally and whose toxicities are less serious and reversible. Because studies to compare the efficacy of these two drugs have not been performed, selecting between them for use in individual patients is most rationally based on the pharmacologic differences, which lend themselves to different clinical settings. In future years, new antifungal agents will likely be available, some of which will offer significant advantages over present therapies. Itraconazole is an imidazole related to ketoconazole, which appears to be effective and possibly less toxic than ketoconazole. Fluconazole, another imidazole, has broad antifungal activity, a long serum half-life, and excellent penetration into the cerebrospinal fluid. Thus, the pharmacology of this agent would appear ideal for use in treating coccidioidal meningitis. In addition, other compounds with different modes of action are now under investigation in preclinical studies. It is therefore likely that continued improvements will occur in the coming years in the treatment of this disease.
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An animal model for fungal peritonitis was developed and is described. This model was used to compare various therapeutic options for Candida albicans peritonitis. Twenty-four rabbits were treated on three different protocols. Results from these protocols confirm the clinical observation that removal of the catheter is necessary for successful treatment of fungal peritonitis. Further, the combination of catheter replacement and imidazole anti-fungal therapy appears to be curative in this animal model, and suggests that by using this protocol, discontinuation of peritoneal dialysis may not be necessary.
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This study was performed to evaluate whether concomitant treatment with ketoconazole could reduce the clearance of paclitaxel given to ovarian cancer patients. Paclitaxel, 175 mg/m2, was given as a 3-hour continuous intravenous infusion and repeated every 21 days. Initially, ketoconazole, 100 to 1600 mg, was given as a single oral dose 3 hours after paclitaxel. Later, ketoconazole, 200 mg, was given perorally 3 hours before paclitaxel. Plasma drug concentrations were measured by high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), and cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A) activity was measured with the erythromycin breath test (ERMBT). Ketoconazole did not alter plasma concentrations of paclitaxel or its principal metabolite, 6 alpha-hydroxypaclitaxel. Although there was marked inter- and intrapatient variability in ketoconazole pharmacokinetics, peak plasma concentrations in all but one course were below the 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) point determined for inhibition of paclitaxel metabolism in vitro. Therefore, paclitaxel and ketoconazole can be coadministered safely without dose adjustments. There was no correlation between ERMBT measurements and serial plasma concentrations of paclitaxel. The erythromycin breath-test measurements did correlate with the corresponding ketoconazole plasma concentrations. The erythromycin breath test is a valuable tool for measuring instantaneous CYP3A activity in vivo. This clinical study confirms the results of prior studies with human-derived materials in vitro, reinforcing the notion that such studies are useful predictors of drug pharmacokinetics and interactions in vivo.
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The CYP17A1 inhibitor abiraterone markedly reduces androgen precursors and is thereby effective in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, abiraterone increases progesterone, which can activate certain mutant androgen receptors (AR) identified previously in flutamide-resistant tumors. Therefore, we sought to determine if CYP17A1 inhibitor treatment selects for progesterone-activated mutant ARs.
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Cutaneous cryptococcosis was diagnosed in 3 cats. No other organ involvement was found. One cat has remained healthy after surgical excision of the cryptococcal skin lesion. One cat was euthanatized after diagnosis. The third cat was treated successfully with a 5-month course of ketoconazole.
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Oxycodone is commonly used to treat severe pain in adults and children. It is extensively metabolized in the liver in adults, but the maturation of metabolism is not well understood. Our aim was to study the metabolism of oxycodone in cryopreserved human hepatocytes from different age groups (3 days, 2 and 5 months, 4 years, adult pool) and predict hepatic plasma clearance of oxycodone using these data. Oxycodone (0.1, 1, and 10 μM) was incubated with hepatocytes for 4 h, and 1 μM oxycodone also with CYP3A inhibitor ketoconazole (1 μM). Oxycodone and noroxycodone concentrations were determined at several time points with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. In vitro clearance of oxycodone was used to predict hepatic plasma clearance, using the well-stirred model and published physiological parameters. Noroxycodone was the major metabolite in all batches and ketoconazole inhibited the metabolism markedly in most cases. A clear correlation between in vitro oxycodone clearance and CYP3A4 activity was observed. The predicted hepatic plasma clearances were typically much lower than the published median total plasma clearance from pharmacokinetic studies. The data suggests that there are no children-specific metabolites of oxycodone. Moreover, CYP3A activity seems to be the major determinant in metabolic clearance of oxycodone regardless of age group or individual variability in hepatocyte batches.
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[3H]Loratadine was incubated with human liver microsomes to determine which cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes are responsible for its oxidative metabolism. Specific enzymes were identified by correlation analysis, by inhibition studies (chemical and immunoinhibition), and by incubation with various cDNA-expressed human P450 enzymes. Descarboethoxyloratadine (DCL) was the major metabolite of loratadine detected following incubation with pooled human liver microsomes. Although DCL can theoretically form by hydrolysis, the conversion of loratadine to DCL by human liver microsomes was not inhibited by the esterase inhibitor phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride (PMSF), and was dependent on NADPH. A high correlation (r2 = 0.96, N = 10) was noted between the rate of formation of DCL and testosterone 6 beta-hydroxylation, a CYP3A-mediated reaction. With the addition of ketoconazole (CYP3A4 inhibitor) to the incubation mixtures, the residual rate of formation of DCL correlated (r2 = 0.81) with that for dextromethorphan O-demethylation, a CYP2D6 reaction. Rabbit polyclonal antibodies raised against the rat CYP3A1 enzyme (5 mg IgG/nmol P450) and troleandomycin (0.5 microM), a specific inhibitor of CYP3A4, decreased the formation of DCL by 53 and 75%, respectively, when added to 1.42 microM loratadine microsomal incubations. Quinidine (5 microm), a CYP2D6 inhibitor, inhibited the formation of DCL approximately 20% when added to microsomal incubations of loratadine at concentrations of 7-35 microM. Incubation of loratadine with cDNA-expressed CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 microsomes catalysed the formation of DCL with formation rates of 135 and 633 pmol/min/nmol P450, respectively. The results indicated that loratadine was metabolized to DCL primarily by the CYP3A4 and CYP2D6 enzymes in human liver microsomes. In the presence of a CYP3A4 inhibitor, loratadine was metabolized to DCL by the CYP2D6 enzyme. Conformational and electrostatic analysis of loratadine indicated that its structure is consistent with substrate models for the CYP2D6 enzyme.
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We report a case of cutaneous infection caused by Phialemonium curvatum GAMS et COOKE, 1983, after bone marrow transplantation. The genus Phialemonium was created by GAMS & MCGINNIS in 1983 including three new species: Ph. obovatum, Ph. curvatum and Ph. dimorphosporum, and represents an intermediate genus between Acremonium and Phialophora. Nowadays, the genus Phialemonium is considered to be a pheoid fungus which may cause the eventual lesions observed in pheo- and hyalohyphomycosis. Species of this genus have been described as opportunistic agents in humans and animals, mainly as a result of immunosuppression. In the present case, the patient had multiple myeloma and received an allogenic bone marrow transplant from his HLA-compatible brother. Two months after transplantation, he developed purplish and painful nodular lesions on the right ankle. Some of these lesions drained spontaneously and apparently hyaline mycelial filaments were observed, whose culture was initially identified as Acremonium sp. Subsequent studies showed that the fungus was Phialemonium curvatum. The infection was treated with amphotericin B, followed by ketoconazole. The patient was submitted to surgical debridement followed by two skin grafts to repair the bloody area. The duration of the treatment was 4 months and secondary prophylaxis with ketoconazole alone was maintained for one additional month. No recurrence was observed after discontinuation of treatment. The authors comment on the pathogenicity of the genus Phialemonium.