Antibiotics

Using Antibiotics Without A Prescription Is A Prevalent Public Health Problem

People using antibiotics without a prescription seems to be a prevalent public health problem. Antibiotics were obtained through various means, including saving leftover prescriptions for later use, getting them from friends and family, or obtaining...

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Cell Membranes: Sophisticated Molecular Machines In Action

Almost all living organisms have gate-like protein complexes in their cell membranes that get rid of unwanted or life-threatening molecules. These ABC transporters are also responsible for resistance to antibiotics or chemotherapy. Researchers have...
Related topics: Proteins, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Medical Research

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Current Antibiotic Stewardship Program Practices Characterized

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 -- Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices continue to include a main focus on surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms, according to a report published online July 17 in Infection...

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Helping Robots To Build New Antibiotics

A team from The University of Manchester have engineered a common gut bacterium to produce a new class of antibiotics by using robotics. These antibiotics, known as class II polyketides, are also naturally produced by soil bacteria and have...
Related topics: Robots, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Merck's Antibiotic Recarbrio Gets Fda Nod For Infections

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Related topics: Merck & Co, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research, Sanofi

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How Kissing As A Risk Factor May Explain The High Global Incidence Of Gonorrhea

In 2016, there were 87 million people diagnosed with gonorrhea, the most antibiotic resistant of all the STIs. There is a global rise in gonorrhea rates and, until now, no one has understood why.
Related topics: Gonorrhea

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Building Trust In Medicine; The Dangerous Hospice Experience; An Ai Revolution?

(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotics: Less time may be better

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Are Your Frequent Utis From The Food You’re Eating?

It is no secret that many bacteria causing human infections are developing resistance to the antibiotics that used to kill them. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calls antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest public health...
Related topics: Bacteria, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Vitamins And The Heart; Crp And Copd: It's Podmed Double T!

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include antibiotics for pneumonia and factors related to lower extremity amputation
Related topics: Vitamins, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia

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Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.

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Most Pneumonia Patients Still Treated With Antibiotics For Too Long

(MedPage Today) -- Excess duration linked to higher odds of AEs, study finds
Related topics: Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Azithromycin

Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. It can help treat a range of bacterial infections that affect the lungs, sinuses, skin, and other parts of the body. Learn about its uses, risks, side effects, and how to use it here.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Immune System Effectiveness Appears Key To Antibiotic Success Against Persistent Bacteria

Mathematical modeling suggests that the rate at which a patient's immune system clears slow-growing variants of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria is a key determinant of whether antibiotics can cure the infection.
Related topics: Bacteria, Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus

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Finger-prick Blood Test Could Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use In Patients With Copd

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study.
Related topics: Blood Test, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Stewardship Intervention Improves Prescribing For Acute Respiratory Infection

Antibiotic stewardship interventions for acute respiratory infection (ARI) is feasible and effective and can significantly reduce overuse in the emergency department (ED) and urgent care center (UCC) settings, potentially up to one-third.

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Medical News Today: Can Minocycline Help Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Minocycline is an antibiotic that can reduce inflammation. Minocycline can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but newer treatments are more common options. Learn about minocycline and other treatments for RA here.
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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New Antibiotics Developed

Not only are they effective against Gram-positive and negative multi-resistant bacteria, they also appear not to trigger resistance when used to treat infection in mice. Such are the promises of the two new antibiotics.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Researchers Develop Two New Antibiotics That Do Not Trigger Resistance In Mice

Two new antibiotics created by Prof. Brice Felden and his team at the Inserm and Université de Rennes 1 are not only effective against Gram-positive and negative multi-resistant bacteria, they also appear not to trigger resistance when used to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics -- Especially As They Leave The Hospital

A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows two-thirds receive more antibiotics than they probably need. It's not the care that happens in the hospital that leads...
Related topics: Pneumonia, Medical Research

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Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics - Especially As They Leave The Hospital

A million times a year, pneumonia sends American adults to the hospital. And while antibiotics help save lives, a new study shows two-thirds receive more antibiotics than they probably need.
Related topics: Pneumonia, Medical Research

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