Nikos Karyotakis

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The correlation between antifungal susceptibility testing and in vivo response to antifungal therapy was examined in experimental murine candidiasis. In vitro susceptibility testing was done using a microbroth dilution method. Twenty-two Candida albicans, 4 Candida lusitaniae, and 2 Candida krusei isolates were tested against fluconazole, flucytosine, and(More)
We assessed the activities of amphotericin B deoxycholate, liposomal amphotericin B, fluconazole, and SCH 39304 against 10 strains of Trichosporon beigelii in mice with hematogenous infections. Cyclophosphamide-immunosuppressed CF1 male mice were challenged intravenously with a lethal inoculum of T. beigelii (5 x 10(6) conidia per mouse) and were assigned(More)
Candida krusei is reported to cause serious infections in immunocompromised patients, particularly those receiving prophylaxis with antifungal azoles. Treatment of this infection can be very challenging. The efficacy of amphotericin B, liposomal amphotericin B (three dosages), fluconazole, and D0870 (a new experimental oral bis-triazole) was assessed in a(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have shown a negative correlation between axial length (AL) and pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF). This relation has been questioned because of the possible confounding effect of ocular volume on ocular rigidity (OR). The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between AL, as a surrogate parameter for ocular volume,(More)
PURPOSE To compare ocular rigidity (OR) and outflow facility (C) coefficients in medically treated open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients and controls, and to investigate differences in ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) and pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) between the two groups. METHODS Twenty-one OAG patients and 21 controls undergoing cataract surgery were(More)
Immunosuppressed CF1 mice were infected intravenously with two strains of Candida krusei and four strains of Candida lusitaniae (two of which were resistant to amphotericin B). Mice were treated with 1 or 2 mg of amphotericin B desoxycholate per kg of body weight per day or escalating doses of liposomal amphotericin B (8 to 30 mg/kg/day) or were left(More)
Candida lusitaniae may cause life-threatening infections in the immunocompromised host and may be resistant to amphotericin B. Flucytosine (5-FC) is very active against C. lusitaniae isolates in vitro, while the in vivo response of murine infection to 5-FC is not as good. To evaluate the hypothesis that this discrepancy may be primarily due to the short(More)
Candida lusitaniae and Trichosporon beigelii may cause life-threatening infections in the immunocompromised host and may be resistant to amphotericin B. We assessed the activities of a new triazole, D0870, against one T. beigelii and four C. lusitaniae strains, in comparison with those of fluconazole and amphotericin B. Immunosuppressed CF1 mice,(More)
Candida krusei is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised patients and is inherently resistant to fluconazole. We tested the in vivo efficacy of SCH 51048, an investigational antifungal triazole, in experimental hematogenous murine infection caused by two C. krusei isolates and compared its activity with those of(More)
PURPOSE To compare ocular rigidity (OR) and outflow facility (C) in patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and control subjects. METHODS Twenty-four patients with NPDR (NPDR group) and 24 controls (control group) undergoing cataract surgery were enrolled. NPDR group was further divided into patients with mild NPDR (NPDR1-group) and(More)