J. Gorok. Southern Adventist University.

Only where there are still sufficient vital powers in a body not too much bowed down by age (but where under an allopathic regime do we not find the powers wasted? Such a transformation is discount serpina on line, however generic 60 caps serpina overnight delivery, only possible to a still energetic vital force purchase serpina discount, which has been in great part set free from its psora. Only however, under favorable external circumstances, and after the lapse of a considerable time and usually in only an imperfect manner, does the vital force succeed in this almost creative endeavor. Experience proves daily that the more zealously the allopath puts into practice in chronic disease his perverse destructive art (often with great care, industry and persistence), the more he ruins his patients in health and life. He can therefore promise an improvement only after a long period of time, but never a full restoration, even if the vital powers are not (as is so frequently the case) altogether wasted; for where this is the case, he would feel compelled to desist from treatment even at the first glance. First the many chronic medicinal diseases which pass over the fluctuating state of health must gradually be removed (perhaps during a several monthsÕ stay in the country almost without medicine); or they must depart as of themselves through the activity of the vital force, when the antipsoric treatment has to some degree begun, with an improved manner of living and a regulated diet. For who could find remedies for all these ailments artificially produced by a confused mass of strong unsuitable medicines? The vital force must first absorb and reform what it has compulsorily deformed, before the true healer will in time see again before him a partially cleared malady similar to the original one, and which he will then be able to combat. A similar great hindrance to a cure of far-advanced chronic diseases is often found in the debility and weakness into which youths fall who are spoiled by rich parents, being carried away by their superabundance and wantonness, and seduced by wicked companions through destructive passions and excesses, through revellings, abuse of the sexual instinct, gambling, etc. Without the least regard for life and for conscience, bodies originally robust are debilitated by such vices into mere semblances of humanity, and are besides ruined by perverse treatment of their venereal diseases, so that the psora, which frequently lurks within, grows up into the most pitiable chronic diseases, which, even if the morality of the patient should have improved, on account of the depressing remorse, and the little remnant of their wasted vital powers, accept antipsoric relief only with the greatest difficulty. Such cases should be undertaken by homoeopathic physicians as curable only with the greatest caution and reserve. But where the above-mentioned often almost insurmountable obstacles to the cure of these innumerable chronic diseases are not present,* there is nevertheless found at times, especially with the lower classes of patients, a peculiar obstruction to the cure, which lies in the source of the malady itself, where the psora, after repeated infections and a repeated external repression of the resulting eruption, had developed gradually from its internal state into one or more severe chronic ailments. A cure will, indeed, also be certainly effected here, if the above-mentioned obstacles do not prevent, by a judicious use of the antipsoric remedies, but only with much patience and considerable time, and only with patients who observe the directions and who are not too aged nor too much debilitated. In such cases a more intelligent physician, recognizing the circumstances and the natural impulse implanted by the Creator, will give his permission and thus not infrequently render curable a multitude of hysterical and hypochondriac states, yea, often even melancholy and insanity. For experience informs us that in a case of itch arising from a new infection, even when, after several preceding infections and repressions of the eruption, the psora has made considerable progress in the production of chronic diseases of many kinds, the itch which has last arisen, if it has only still kept its full primitive eruption unhindered on the skin, may be cured almost as easily as if it were the first and the only one, i. I have little further to say to the physician already skilled in the homoeopathic art as to how he is to operate in the cure of chronic diseases, except to direct him to the antipsoric remedies appended to this work; for he will know how to use these remedies for this noble end successfully. First of all, the great truth is established that all chronic ailments, all great, and the greatest, long continuing diseases (excepting the few venereal ones) spring from psora alone and only find their thorough cure in the cure of the psora; they are, consequently, to be healed mostly only by antipsoric remedies, i. The homoeopathic physician, therefore, in curing a chronic (non- venereal) disease, and in all and in every symptom, ailment and disorder arising in this disease, no matter what seductive name these may have in common life or in pathology, will usually and especially look to the use of an antipsoric medicine selected according to strictly homoeopathic rules, in order to surely attain his end. The new infection, while the chancre remains undisturbed, may be cured, together with the venereal disease sprung from the former infection, just as easily by a single dose of the best mercurial preparation, as if the first chancre were still present, - provided that no complication with either of the other two chronic miasmata, especially the psoric, has taken place; for in such a case, as has been mentioned above, the psora must first be removed. For if the symptoms occurring during the action of the remedy have also occurred, if not in the last few weeks, at least now and then some weeks before, or some months before in a similar manner, then such occurrences are merely a homoeopathic excitation, through the medicine, of some symptom not quite unusual to this disease, of something which had perhaps been more frequently troublesome before, and they are a sign that this medicine acts deeply into the very essence of this disease, and that consequently it will be more effective in the future. The medicine, therefore, should be allowed to continue and exhaust its action undisturbed, without giving the least medicinal substance between its doses. But if the symptoms are different and had never before occurred, or never in this way, and, therefore, are peculiar to this medicine and not to be expected in the process of the disease, but trifling, the action of the medicine ought not for the present to be interrupted. Such symptoms frequently pass off without interrupting the helpful activity of the remedy; but if they are of a burdensome intensity, they are not to be endured; in such a case they are a sign that the antipsoric medicine was not selected in the correct homoeopathic manner. Its action must then be checked by an antidote, or when no antidote to it is known, another antipsoric medicine more accurately answering its symptoms must be given in its place; in this these false symptoms may continue a few more days, or they may return, but they will soon come to a final end and be replaced by a better help. Least of all, need we to be concerned when the usual customary symptoms are aggravated and show most prominently on the first days, and again on some of the following days, but gradually less and less. This so-called homoeopathic aggravation is a sign of an incipient cure (of the symptoms thus aggravated at present), which may be expected with certainty. This will be decided in the first sixteen, eighteen or twenty days of the action of the medicine which has been given in too large a dose, and it must then be checked, either by prescribing its antidote, or, if this is not as yet known, by giving another antipsoric medicine fitting as well as possible, and indeed in a very moderate dose, and if this does not suffice to extinguish this injurious medicinal disease, another still should be given as homoeopathically suitable as possible. The physician can, indeed, make no worse mistake than first, to consider as too small the doses which I (forced by experience) have reduced after manifold trials and which are indicated with every antipsoric remedy and secondly, the wrong choice of a remedy, and thirdly, the hastiness which does not allow each dose to act its full time. Still ignorant of the strength of its medicinal power, I gave sepia in too large a dose. This trouble was still more manifest when I gave lycopodium and silicea, potentized to the one-billionth degree, giving four to six pellets, though only as large as poppy seeds. It can hardly be given too small, if only everything ill the diet and the remaining mode of life of the patient which would obstruct or counteract the action of the medicine is avoided. The medicine will still produce all the good effects which can at all be expected from a medicine, if only the antipsoric was homoeopathically, correctly, selected according to the carefully investigated symptoms of the disease, and if the patient does not disturb its effects by his violation of the rules. If ever it should happen that the choice has not been correctly made, the great advantage remains, that the incorrectly selected medicine in this smallest dose may in the manner indicated above be counteracted more easily, whereupon the cure may be continued without delay with a more suitable antipsoric. As to the second chief error in the cure of chronic diseases (the unhomoeopathic choice of the medicine) the homoeopathic beginner (many, I am sorry to say, remain such beginners their life long) sins chiefly through inexactness, lack of earnestness and through love of ease. With the great conscientiousness which should be shown in the restoration of a human life endangered by sickness more than in anything else, the Homoeopath, if he would act in a manner worthy of his calling, should investigate first the whole state of the patient, the internal cause as far as it is remembered, and the cause of the continuance of the ailments his mode of life, his quality as to mind, soul and body, together with all his symptoms (see directions in Organon), and then he should carefully find out in the work on Chronic Diseases as well as in the work on Materia Medica Pura a remedy covering in similarity, as far as possible, all the moments, or at least the most striking and peculiar ones, with its own peculiar symptoms; and for this purpose he should not be satisfied with any of the existing repertories, - a carelessness only too frequent; for these books are only intended to give light hints as to one or another remedy that might be selected, but they can never dispense him from making the research at the first fountain heads. He who does not take the trouble of treading this path in all critical and complicated diseases, and, indeed, with all patience and intelligence, but contents himself with the vague hints of the repertories in the choice of a remedy, and who thus quickly dispatches one patient after the other, does not deserve the honorable title of a genuine Homoeopath, but is rather to be called a bungler, who on that account has continually to change his remedies until the patient loses patience; and as his ailments have of course only been aggravated he must leave this aggravator of diseases, whereby the art itself suffers discredit instead of the unworthy disciple of art. They should only serve as a confirmation of a choice made according to the pure actions of the medicines; but never to determine the selection of a remedy which can cure only when used according to the exact similitude of its homoeopathic symptoms. There are, we are sorry to say, even authors who advise following this empiric pathway of error! The third leading mistake which the homoeopathic physician cannot too carefully nor too steadfastly avoid while treating chronic diseases, is in hastily and thoughtlessly - when a properly moderate dose of a well selected antipsoric medicine has been serviceable for several days, - giving some other medicine in the mistaken supposition that so small a dose could not possibly operate and be of use more than eight or ten days. This notion is sought to be supported by the statement that on some day or other, while allowed to continue its action, the morbid symptoms which were to be eradicated, had shown themselves somewhat from time to time. But if once a medicine, because it was selected in a correct homoeopathic manner, is acting well and usefully, which is seen by the eighth or tenth day, then an hour or even half a day may come when a moderate homoeopathic aggravation again takes place. The good results will not fail to appear but may, in very tedious ailments, not show themselves in their best light before the twenty-fourth or thirtieth day. The dose will then probably have exhausted its favorable action about the fortieth or fiftieth day, and before that time it would be injudicious, and an obstruction to the progress of the cure, to give any other medicine. Let it not be thought, however, that we should scarcely wait for the time assigned as the probable duration of action to elapse, before giving another antipsoric medicine: that we should hasten to change to a new medicine in order to finish the cure more quickly. Experience contradicts this notion entirely, and teaches on the contrary, that a cure cannot be accomplished more quickly and surely than by allowing the suitable antipsoric to continue its actions so long as the improvement continues, even if this should be several, yea, many* days beyond the assigned, supposed time of its duration, so as to delay as long as practicable the giving of a new medicine. Only when the old symptoms, which had been eradicated or very much diminished by the last and the preceding medicines commence to rise again for a few days, or to be again perceptibly aggravated, then the time has most surely come when a dose of the medicine most homoeopathically fitting should be given. Experience and careful observation alone can decide; and it always has decided in my manifold, exact observations, so as to leave no doubt remaining. Now if we consider the great changes which must be effected by the medicine in the many, variously composite and incredibly delicate parts of our living organism, before a chronic miasm so deeply inrooted and, as it were, parasitically interwoven with the economy of our life as psora is, can be eradicated and health be thus restored: then it may well be seen how natural it is, that during the long- continued action of a dose of antipsoric medicine selected homoeopathically, assaults may be made by it at various periods on the organism, as it were in undulating fluctuations during this long-continued disease.

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Mechanisms of Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents Antimicrobial Agents Primary Mechanism( s) of Resistance Penicillins and cephalosporins Production of beta-lactamases, which cleave the beta- lactam ring structure; change in penicillin-binding proteins; change in porins Aminoglycosides (gentamicin, Formation of enzymes that inactivate drugs streptomycin, amikacin, etc. Urticarial skin and maculopapular rashes, rash common, but severe reactions, including anaphylaxis, are possible. Enterococci o Renal clearance similar to penicillins, with active tubular secretion blocked by probenecid o Dose modification in renal dysfunction o Cefoperazone and ceftriaxone are largely eliminated in the bile Side effects: o Hypersensitivity: Incidence: 2% Wide range, but rashes and drug fever most common Positive Coombs test, but rarely hemolysis Assume complete cross-allergenicity between individual cephalosporins and partial cross-allergenicity with penicillins (about 5%) Most authorities recommend avoiding cephalosporins in patients allergicto penicillins (for gram-positive organisms, consider macrolides; for gram-negative rods, consider aztreonam) o Other: Disulfiram-like effect: cefotetan, cefoperazone, and cefamandole Hypoprothrombinemia 184 me&ical Antibacterial Agents Imipenem and Meropenem Mechanism of action: - Same as penicillins and cephalosporins - Resistant to beta-lactamases Spectrum: - Gram-positive cocci, gram-negative rods (e. Summary of Mechanisms of Protein Synthesis Inhibition Event Antibiotic(s) and Mechanism(s) Binding Site(s) l. Formation of peptide Chloramphenicol (50S) Inhibit the activity of bond peptidyltransferase (-static) 4. Aminoglycosides Activity and clinical uses: - Bactericidal, accumulated intracellularly in microorganisms via an 02-dependent uptake -7 anaerobes are innately resistant Useful spectrum includes gram-negative rods; gentamicin, tobramycin, and ami- ~~,~-~~. In smokers, the - Azithromycin: pneumococcus is a more o Similar spectrum, but is more active in respiratory infections, including frequent pathogen. Macrolide Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare antibiotics have activity - Clarithromycin: against most strains of these o Has > activity against M. I Dihydrofolic Acid Dihydrofolate Trimethoprim and Reductase Pyrimethamine inhibit I Tetrahydrofolic Acid Figure V-1-3. Backup drugs include aminoglycosides (streptomycin, amikacin, kanamycin), fluoroquinolones, • Prophylaxis: azithromycin capreomycin (marked hearing loss), and cycloserine (neurotoxic). In suspected multidrug resis- c1arithromycin (daily) tance, both drugs may be used in combination. Sununary of the Actions, Resistance, and Side Effects of the Antitubercular Drugs ;W"-""",,,,,. An antimicrobial agent should have maximal toxicity toward the infecting agent and minimal toxic~ for the host Table V-l-l summarizes the five basic antibacterial actions demonstrated by antibiotics and the agents working by each of these mechanisms. Microbial resistance can occur by the gradual selection of resistant mutants or more usually by R-factor transmission between bacteria. Table V-1-2 summarizes the common modes of resistance exhibited by microorganisms against the various classes of antimicrobial agents. Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell-Wall Synthesis The inhib~ors of bacterial cell-wall synthesis are the beta-Iactam antibiotics (the penicillins and cephalosporins; Figure V-l-l), the carbapenems, vancomycin, and aztreonam. The mechanisms of action of penicillins, the bacterial modes of resistance to penicillins, the penicillin subgroups, their biodisposition, and side effects are provided. The subgroups discussed are the penicillins that are ~-Iactamase susceptible with a narrow spectrum of activity; ~-Iactamase-resistant penicillins that have a very narrow spectrum of activity; and ~-Iactamase-susceptible penicillins that have a wider spectrum of activity. The common penicillins and their susceptible organisms are listed for each subgroup. These have the same mode of action as the penicillins and also require an intact ~-Iactam ring structure for activ~. Each is considered in terms of range of activity, susceptibility to resistance, clinical usage, and specific antibiotics in that class. Imipenem and meropenem have the same mode of antibacterial action as the penicillins and cephalosporins but structurally are carbapenems that have the ~-Iactam ring. Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis Figure V-1-2 illustrates the mechanisms of bacterial protein synthesis, and Table V-1-3 summarizes the places in the translatory sequence, as well as the mechanisms by which antibiotics operate to disrupt protein synthesis. Streptomycin is particularly useful in the treatment of tuberculosis and is the drug of choice for treating bubonic plague and tularemia. They are broad-spectrum drugs with good activity against chlamydial and mycoplasmal species, as well as against other indicated bacteria. Chloramphenicol inhibits the activity of peptidyltransferase and is currently used primarily as a backup drug. Their spectrums of activity, clinical uses, biodisposition, and side effects are considered. 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Saquinavir, one of the least toxic, has very low (and variable) oral bioavailability that predisposes to resistance development. The steps in viral replication and the main sites of action of such antiviral drugs are illustrated in Figure V-3-1. The mechanisms of action, activities, clinical uses, and adverse effects are discussed. Other Antivirals Amantadine blocks the attachment, penetration, and uncoating of influenza virus A; zanamivir and oseltamivir inhibit influenza viruses A and B neuraminidase, promoting viral clumping and decreasing the chance of penetration. It is used to treat respiratory syncytial virus, influenza A and B, Lassafever, Hantavirus, and as an adjunct to alpha-interferons in hepatitis C.