Proximate Analysis and Safety Profile of Farmed Edible Bird's Nest in Malaysia and Its Effect on Cancer Cells.

In conclusion, EBN Malaysia has a good nutritional profile, free of heavy metals, and an acceptable level of nitrate, nitrite, and microorganism profile except for mould contents. Furthermore, the in vitro study indicated that EBN was not associated with cancer cell growth. PMID: 32051689 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

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Abstract In the Fall of 1999 we presented at medical "Grand Rounds" to a number of Infectious Diseases physicians at Vancouver General Hospital about the co-administration of several antifungal agents in the treatment of systemic fungal infections to patients whom were immunocompromised (i.e. cancer patients, patients waiting organ transplantation, HIV/AIDs patients etc.). During the presentation a physician from the back of room called out "can you develop an oral formulation of amphotericin B which could be effective and not have the side-effects associated with the parenteral formulations of the ...
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (SIPA), a rapidly progressive fungal infection of less than three months arising from pre ‐existing lung lesions, generally afflicts moderately immunocompromised patients. We herein report the case of a 69‐year‐old man who developed SIPA following chemoradiotherapy for lung cancer and treated with multiple antifungal therapy. Subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (SIPA), a rapidly progressive fungal infection of less than three months arising from pre ‐existing lung lesions, generally afflicts moderately immunocompromised patients. We herein report the case of a 69‐ye...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
The incidence and pattern of septicemia in this multicenter study in China was similar to reports of western countries. The septicemia related mortality rate was low. There was marked variation in the incidence of septicemia among the centers. AbstractBackgroundSepticemia is an important cause of treatment ‐related mortality and treatment failure in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in developing countries. A multicenter CCCG‐ALL‐2015 study was conducted in China and factors associated with septicemia and mortality were studied.MethodsPatients participated in CCCG ‐ALL‐2015 study from January 2015 to D...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
CONCLUSION/DISCUSSION: Despite encouraging response rates and pharmacodynamics, the combination of decitabine and vorinostat on this intensive chemotherapy backbone was determined not feasible in B-ALL due to the high incidence of significant infectious toxicities. This study is registered at http://www.clinicaltrials.gov as NCT01483690. PMID: 31969338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
This study demonstrates a comprehensive and cost-effectively scalable one-step rapid bio-fabrication of Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract (ELE) bio-actives functionalized copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) against human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells and Aspergillus flavus. The state-of-art characterization confirmed the thermal-stability of (i) ELE-CuONPs and (ii) surface associated ELE bio-active compounds bearing characteristic functional groups (aromatic-OH, polymeric-OH, C-O, and C = O) over a range of conventional temperatures (30 °C to 80 °C) and microwave (MW) heat (140 °...
Source: Process Biochemistry - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewThe aim of this work is to contribute to the knowledge of the epidemiology of pneumocystosis orPneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in Venezuela, by an updated review of the information currently available.Recent FindingsThe PCP epidemiology in Venezuela is not formally known. There is no national surveillance program for mycosis, and systemic mycoses are not mandatory notification diseases. Efforts made to record the disease in our country have not been sufficient; therefore, there is a sub-registry. All the information carried out prevents comparisons with other reports due to the variation...
Source: Current Fungal Infection Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions and Relevance: Ketoconazole had the greatest effect on the PK of cyclophosphamide among the 3 triazole antifungals. Our study provides clues that the toxicity and adverse drug reactions that are associated with cyclophosphamide should be closely monitored when coadministered with ketoconazole. PMID: 31893943 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research
Acute leukemias are a group of aggressive malignant diseases associated with a high degree of morbidity and mortality. An important cause of both the latter is infectious complications. Patients with acute leukemia are highly susceptible to infectious diseases due to factors related to the disease itself, factors attributed to treatment, and specific individual risk factors in each patient. Patients with chemotherapy-induced neutropenia are at particularly high risk, and microbiological agents include viral, bacterial and fungal agents. The etiology is often unknown in infectious complications, although adequate patient ev...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Early supplemental parenteral nutrition after chemotherapy-induced severe granulocytopenia could reduce the risk of infection, improve the likelihood of chemotherapy completion, and shorten hospital stays and leukocyte recovery times. PMID: 31826367 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr Source Type: research
There are only few drugs available to treat fungal infections, and the lack of new antifungals, along with the emergence of drug-resistant strains, results in millions of deaths/year. An unconventional approach to fight microbial infection is to exploit nutritional vulnerabilities of microorganism metabolism. The metal gallium can disrupt iron metabolism in bacteria and cancer cells, but it has not been tested against fungal pathogens such as Aspergillus and Candida. Here, we investigate in vitro activity of gallium nitrate III [Ga(NO3)3] against these human pathogens, to reveal the gallium mechanism of action and understa...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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