Antibiotics

Bacteria In Urine: Not Always An Indication Of Infection

Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines.
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First Evidence Bacterial-induced Apoptosis In Algae

Biologists show the first evidence of apoptosis, or programmed cell death in algae. The outcomes have broad-reaching implications, from the development of targeted antibiotics to the production of biofuels in industry.
Related topics: Bacteria, Biofuel

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Antibiotics, Ppis Tied To Higher C. Diff Risk In Hospitalized Children

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Previous antibiotic exposure and use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be risk factors for Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI) in hospitalized pediatric patients, according to a review...

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Scientists Discover Common Blueprint For Protein Antibiotics

A discovery by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) has uncovered a common blueprint for proteins that have antimicrobial properties. This finding opens the door to design and development of a new generation of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Researchers Combat Iss Superbugs Using A New Antibacterial Surface Coating

One of the great fears of the medical community are so-called superbugs. A superbug is something resistant to most, or all of the antibiotics that we have at our disposal today. Researchers are trying to find ways to eliminate superbugs in an...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Partial Oral Antibiotic Therapy Safe And Effective In Infectious Endocarditis

Patients with an infection of the inner lining on the left side of the heart (endocarditis) who were switched from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy had better long-term survival and fewer complications than similar patients who remained on...

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Absorbable Antibiotic Envelope Can Significantly Cut Cardiac Device Infections

A research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40 percent.
Related topics: Medical Research, Pacemakers

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Epa Proposal Will Allow Antibiotic Spraying Of Citrus Crops

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to allow use of the antibiotic streptomycin to treat citrus disease should be withdrawn because it poses a risk to human health and the environment, Consumer Reports...

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Guidelines Developed For Polymyxin Antibiotic Use

FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- Recommendations have been developed for use of polymyxins, focusing on polymyxin B and polymyxin E (colistin); the guidelines were recently published in Pharmacotherapy. Brian T. Tsuji, Pharm.D., from the University at...
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Bacteria 'trap' Could Help Slow Down Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.
Related topics: Bacteria

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How Immunotherapy May Be Effective For Fighting Tuberculosis

New research suggests that structures released by infected cells in tuberculosis may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body's immune system, helping fight off the disease.
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Medical Research

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Reducing The Burden Of Tuberculosis Treatment

A research team has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care costs.
Related topics: Tuberculosis, Medical Research

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From Urgent Care To Pharmacists, The Struggle To Get My Kids Antibiotics Drove Me To Tears

I am a single mother with insurance and a solid income, but I still had to spend an entire day chasing down basic medicine at an outrageous cost.        

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Excessive Hygiene Promotes Resistance To Antibiotics

In Nature Communications, researchers from Graz in Austria have presented initial approaches to preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance in hospitals.
Related topics: Medical Research

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2019 Top 10 List Of Patient Safety Concerns

EHR misuse, antibiotic overuse, clinician burnout, mobile monitoring devices, and failure to recognize changes in patient health status are among major safety issues. Medscape Medical News

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Celiac Disease Risk Tied To Antibiotics Before Age 1 (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- National registry study demonstrates clear association; causal direction uncertain
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Warns Of Disinfectant Use In Hospitals

The use of disinfectants to clean and control infections in hospitals should be regulated in the same way that prescribing antibiotics is, according to researchers from the University of Aberdeen.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Gene Identified That Increases Risk Of Antibiotic Reaction

Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk for a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to the commonly prescribed antibiotic vancomycin.
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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New Mechanism Used By Bacteria To Evade Antibiotics

Antibiotics survival mechanism: Researchers have discovered an unexpected mechanism that allows bacteria to defend themselves against antibiotics, a surprise finding that could lead to retooled drugs to treat infectious diseases. When under attack...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Antibiotics And Ppis Linked To Increased Risk Of Infectious Diarrhea In Children

Prior antibiotic exposure and use of acid suppressing medications known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk for hospitalized children to contract dangerous Clostridioides difficile infections, according to a new study.
Related topics: Diarrhea, Medical Research

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