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Voriconazole (VCZ) was tested for antifungal activity against Aspergillus fumigatus hyphae alone or in combination with neutrophils or monocytes. Antifungal activity was measured as percent inhibition of hyphal growth in assays using the dye MTT [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] or XTT [2,(More)
Dexamethasone (DEX) is a potent immunosuppressive agent used in the treatment of several disorders. However, despite its beneficial effects, DEX puts patients at risk for opportunistic infections, especially pulmonary aspergillosis. Previously we reported that in vitro granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) blocks the immunosuppressive(More)
  • E Brummer
  • 1999
Voriconazole were presented. The subjects of these abstracts ranged from voriconazole synthesis [1], favorable pharmacokinetics in man, guinea pigs, and dogs [2,3], to antifungal activity against opportunistic and pathogenic fungi in vitro and in vivo. Results from phase II clinical trials of voriconazole against candidiasis and aspergillosis were also(More)
Alveolar surfactant modulates the antimicrobial function of bronchoalveolar macrophages (BAM). Little is known about the effect of surfactant-associated proteins in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) on the interaction of BAM and Blastomyces dermatitidis. We investigated BALF enhancement or inhibition of TNF-alpha production by BAM stimulated by B.(More)
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