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In-stream sorption of azithromycin and levofloxacin in a river receiving sewage treatment plant effluent.

"Average distribution coefficients for dissolved and particulate phases in the outflow river water were 7. 3 u00d7104 L/kg for LVF and 7. 5 grams L/kg for LVF, while those in the STP effluent were 1-2 orders of magnitude less. " Specifically, dissolved phase and both dissolved and particulate phases were 82%-52% and 58%-102% for LVF, respectively, while 58%-71% and 60%-105% were estimated for LVF. Their river Kd,SPM values increased on higher-flow days with decreasing effluent content in the river water, leading to the increase in in-stream SPM sorption. AZM and LVF were most active in the river stretch in the STP effluent phase, despite being prominently in the particulate phase of the outflow river water, particularly on high-flow days. ".

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119568


Subinhibitory Cefotaxime and Levofloxacin Concentrations Contribute to Selection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Coculture with Staphylococcus aureus.

"Bacterial species in the polymicrobial community develop interspecific community interactions to adapt to the challenges faced by neighbors or environmental cues to adapt to the survival demands imposed by neighbors or environmental cues. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus are two common bacterial pathogens that are regularly isolated from patients with burns and respiratory disease. P. aeruginosa in coculture, specifically, a subinhibitory concentration of cefotaxime aids in the growth suppression of S. auricus. P. aeruginosa's competitive advantage over S. aurus is reduced by subinhibitory levofloxacin concentrations on the other hand, by limiting the expansion and the las QS scheme of P. aeruginosa. To defeat S. aurum, P. aeruginosa's pqs signaling can be triggered instead. This research contributes to understanding the behavior of P. aeruginosa and S. aureus during antibiotic therapy, providing a key basis for investigating polymicrobial infections. Here, we investigated the relationship between cocultured P. aeruginosa and S. aureus with the use of commonly used antibiotics in clinic. We found that by modifying P. aeruginosa QS policy to increase the production of antistaphylococcal metabolites in different ways, we were able to select P. aeruginosa in coculture with S. aubus. This research emphasizes the role of the QS system in the evolution of P. aeruginosa and other bacterial species in patients following antibiotic therapy, as well as a suggestion for further clinical therapy.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.00592-22


Adsorption of levofloxacin on natural zeolite: effects of ammonia nitrogen and humic acid.

"The tenacity of antibiotics in sewage treatment plants in recent years has posed a significant issue. " The effects of ammonia nitrogen and humic acid on LEV's NZ's interfacial behavior were investigated. LEV adsorption on NZ involved electrostatic interactions and ion exchange, according to the Langmuir isotherm model and a pseudosecond-order kinetic model, and comparative experiments showed that the adsorption processes were well matched by the Langmuir isotherm model and pseudosecond-order kinetic model. At pH 6. 5, LEV's maximum experimental adsorption capacity was 22. 17 mg/u00b7g-1. Low ammonia nitrogen and HA levels are obviously ammonia nitrogen and HA levels, which are conducive to improving the treatment effect of sewage.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2022.121


Pulmonary Targeting of Levofloxacin Using Microsphere-Based Dry Powder Inhalation.

"The aim of the current research was to produce poly microspheres coated with the anti-tuberculosis fluoroquinolone, Levofloxacin, which is available as a dry powder inhalation. " Central Composite Design was used to optimize the microspheres, with desired particle size, drug loading, and drug entrapment effectiveness, in an effort to kill alveolar macrophages by non-invasive pulmonary delivery. LVX-loaded microspheres had superior lung accumulation, as shown by a two-fold increase in the area under the curve AUC0-24h, as compared to plain LVX. In addition, LVX-loaded microspheres prolonged drug residence time in the lung and maintained a high drug concentration for a longer period of time, contributing to reduced leakage in the systemic circulation. In conclusion, inhalable LVX-loaded microspheres could be a useful delivery device for combating pulmonary tuberculosis by increasing the therapeutic sensitivity of LVX while minimizing systemic off-target side effects. ".

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/ph15050560


Population pharmacokinetics and dose optimization of intravenous levofloxacin in hospitalized adult patients.

"While levofloxacin has been used for 25 years, there are few pharmacokinetic results to guide levofloxacin dosing in adult patients. " This study was intended to create a population pharmacokinetic model of levofloxacin for adult hospitalized patients and specify dosing regimens that meet a pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic target, which gave maximum success. With MIC U2265 1 mg/L, an area under free concentration curve to MIC u2265 80 was hardly reached for pathogens with MIC u2265 1 mg/L. Patients with higher eGFR were observable for patients with higher eGFR. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pneumoniae were among Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pneumoniae were reported for patients with elevated eGFR.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-12627-1


Dataset on photocatalytic degradation of Levofloxacin using hydroxyapatite photocatalyst: Optimization by response surface methodology.

"Increased amounts of pharmaceutical compounds in bodies of water have resulted from the increase of antibiotic use in the 20th century. " Leofloxacin, a third-generation quinolone that is intended to attack Gram-positive bacteria as atypical pathogens. The disruption of aquatic ecosystems is a result of persistently toxic effects of levofloxacin to certain microorganisms. Researchers are discouraged from investigating potential risk assessment and removal in wastewater treatment plants due to a relatively low amount of levofloxacin in water bodies. Under UV-irradiation, aqueous levofloxacin was degraded by using a hydroxyapatite catalyst in this paper. Response Surface Methodology was used to model and optimize the degradation efficiency parameter, and it was used to model and optimize the degradation efficiency parameter. ".

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108219


Enhanced antibacterial activity of levofloxacin/hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin inclusion complex: In vitro and in vivo evaluation.

Many pharmaceuticals' efficacy improvement are mainly used as a chiral selector for the enantioseparation of some drugs, such as levofloxacin or as a drug/food nanocarrier. We speculated that cyclodextrin inclusion might be able to enhance the antibacterial activity of levofloxacin. The bacterial infections of HPu03b2CD, levofloxacin, and the levofloxacin/HP–u03b2CD inclusion complex against four different bacterial strains in liquid media and on agar plates were determined/compared. In addition, the in vitro antibacterial effects of levofloxacin and levofloxacin/HPu03b2CD integration complex were investigated in mice infected with Staphylococcus aurogans, and decreased amounts of both bacteria and leukocytes were found in scalded skin following the inclusion complicated treatment. "The levofloxacin/HP-u03b2CD inclusion complex had an elevated antibacterial activity when compared to free levofloxacin. ".

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2022.112514


Economic Evaluation of Nemonoxacin, Moxifloxacin and Levofloxacin in the Treatment of Early Community-Acquired Pneumonia with Possible Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

"The Chinese community-acquired pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment Guideline 2020 recommends quinolone antibiotics as the first empirical treatment options for CAP. However, patients with pulmonary tuberculosis are often misdiagnosed with CAP because of their similarity of signs. For the treatment of Chinese CAP patients, randomized, double-blind, multi-center clinical trials comparing nemonoxacin to moxifloxacin and nemonoxacin were collected from phase II-III randomized, double-blind, multi-center clinical trials comparing nemonoxacin to levofloxacin and nemonoxacin and nemonoxacin to levofloxacin and nemonoxacin Comparing to levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and mxifloxacin were dominant, and moxifloxacin's ICER of moxifloxacin was much greater than WTP; thus, nemonoxacin was the most cost-effective option; therefore, nemonoxacin was the most cost-effective option. Regarding patients with PTB who were misdiagnosed with CAP, taking nemonoxacin may save you $ 290. 76 and $205. 51 over a period of 2. 83 QALDs," the study found.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19084816


Novel insights into the mechanism of periodate activation by heterogeneous ultrasonic-enhanced sludge biochar: Relevance for efficient degradation of levofloxacin.

"In this research, a novel heterogeneous ultrasonic -enhanced periodate system was established and tested for the rapid removal of levofloxacin in the aqueous environment. " Compared to single PI activation schemes, U. S. and SBC showed a remarkable synergistic reinforcing agent on PI. According to Mechanistic studies, the cavitation effect of ultrasonic enhanced SBC's dispersion and mass transfer efficiency, as well as the desorption process of SBC. ".

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.128860


Characteristics of Clonal Complex Changes and Quinolone Resistance-Determining Region Mutations of Levofloxacin-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in South Korea.

"Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common causative agent of community-acquired pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal diseases with high mortality rates. " The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between levofloxacin resistance and pneumococcal serotypes. We investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility of 145 LRSP strains to 18 antimicrobial agents and the quinolone resistance-determining region mutation. To monitor the spread of LRSP for public health surveillance, continuous monitoring of changes in the serotype and sequence types of LRSP is recommended.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2021.0341

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