Raelynn M Tucker

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Nineteen patients with phaeohyphomycosis were treated with itraconazole. Of these, 17 were assessable for clinical outcome. Of these, two had received no prior therapy, five had failed amphotericin B therapy, four had failed ketoconazole or miconazole therapy, and five had failed both amphotericin B and azole therapy. One patient had received only prior(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of complications, specifically pancreatitis, associated with endoscopic sphincterotomy, comparing the standard, monopolar electrocautery current to the bipolar system. METHODS One-hundred consecutive patients requiring ERCP and sphincterotomy, 50 patients in each group, were randomized to receive a sphincterotomy(More)
Twelve patients receiving therapy with an azole agent (ketoconazole, itraconazole, and/or fluconazole) for systemic mycoses experienced drug interactions with rifampin, phenytoin, and/or carbamazepine resulting in substantial decreases in azole concentrations in serum. All four patients receiving azoles and concurrent phenytoin and/or carbamazepine failed(More)
PURPOSE Invasive aspergillosis in the immunocompromised host is one of the most difficult therapeutic problems. Itraconazole, a new oral triazole, is inhibitory as well as fungicidal against Aspergillus species in vitro. It is active against Aspergillus infections in animal models. We present our experience with itraconazole therapy of 21 patients with(More)
Itraconazole was administered at doses of 50-400 mg/day to 189 patients with a variety of systemic mycoses for a median of five months. Adverse reactions possibly due to itraconazole were seen in 74 patients (39%). Mild gastrointestinal reactions were most common; other reactions including hypertriglyceridaemia, hypokalaemia and liver enzyme elevations(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of orally administered itraconazole in the treatment of coccidioidal meningitis. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized open trial. SETTING Multicenter trial at an urban county hospital, a university referral center, and referring institutions. PATIENTS Ten patients with culture or serologic evidence of coccidioidal(More)
We studied the efficacy of itraconazole, a new oral triazole, in 33 patients (32 were immunocompromised) with cryptococcosis. Diagnoses included cryptococcal meningitis (24 patients), cryptococcemia (19 patients), cryptococcuria (4 patients), osteomyelitis (1 patient), pulmonary cryptococcosis (1 patient), and soft-tissue cryptococcosis (2 patients).(More)
The pharmacokinetic parameters, safety, and tolerability of OptiMARK (gadoversetamide injection), a gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent, were evaluated in 163 subjects with either central nervous system (CNS) or liver pathology with and without renal insufficiency, for which a contrast-enhanced MRI was indicated. A multicenter,(More)
Itraconazole, a new oral triazole antifungal agent, was administered in 75 courses to patients with chronic coccidioidomycosis at dosages of 50 to 400 mg/day for a median duration of 10 months. Assessment of efficacy was made with a standardized scoring system. Responses were seen in 42 of 58 assessable courses (72%). Nonresponse occurred exclusively in(More)
PURPOSE Bladder infections are very common in otherwise healthy women, and short-course antimicrobial treatment appears effective for many episodes of cystitis. This study reports the results of short-course ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a randomized, double-blind study of the(More)