Antibiotics

One In Four Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Medically Unnecessary, Study Finds

Almost 25 percent of the antibiotics prescribed in the United States to people covered by private insurance are inappropriate, according to a study published in the BMJ. The study examined the insurance records for the year 2016 of more than 19...
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One-dose Malaria Tx; New Option In Ms: It's Podmed Double T! (with Audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include treatment of multiple sclerosis, malaria treatment, overprescription of antibiotics, and fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis.
Related topics: Malaria, Multiple Sclerosis, Ulcerative Colitis

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Eds Too Often Give Antibiotics For Infant Viral Lung Infections

(MedPage Today) -- One in four babies with bronchiolitis got antibiotics in national study
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Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common In Privately Insured

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Less than half of all outpatient antibiotic prescription fills by privately insured nonelderly adults and children in the United States are appropriate or potentially appropriate, according to a study published online Jan....
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Medical News Today: What Is The Difference Between Augmentin And Amoxicillin?

Augmentin and amoxicillin are similar antibiotics that doctors prescribe to treat bacterial infections. Learn about their differences and possible side effects in this article.
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The Antibiotics Arms Race Must End

“Cha-ching!” goes urgent care. For your rhinovirus, adenovirus, or seasonal allergies you get a strep screen, flu swab, CBC, and chest X-ray. You get a steroid shot, Rocephin, and Z-Pak. A week later, you present for medical care again, because...
Related topics: Allergies, Flu, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Virus, Virology

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Antibiotics Still Misused In Babies With Viral Lung Infections

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- U.S. emergency rooms routinely prescribe antibiotics to babies with the common viral lung infection bronchiolitis, counter to recommendations issued more than a decade ago, a new study finds. Bronchiolitis is the leading...
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Dermatologists' Rx For Antibiotics Dropped From 2008 To 2016

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- Dermatologists' use of antibiotics to treat inflammatory skin conditions like acne and rosacea is decreasing, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in JAMA Dermatology. John S. Barbieri, M.D., from the...
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1 In 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn't Needed: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are given for conditions they aren't meant to treat, a new study finds. Antibiotics are miracle drugs that can cure deadly bacterial infections. But too...
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Molecular Machinery That Makes Potent Antibiotic Revealed After Decades Of Research

Scientists at Rutgers and universities in Russia, Poland and England have solved a nearly 30-year mystery—how the molecular machinery works in an enzyme that makes a potent antibiotic.
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Antibiotics Still Routinely Prescribed In The Er For Infants With Viral Lung Infections

Despite recommendations first issued more than a decade ago, antibiotics are still routinely prescribed in US emergency rooms for infants with bronchiolitis, a common viral lung infection. The findings highlight a concerning lag in translating...

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Gut Bacteria Make Key Amino Acids Dispensable, Expanding Food Options For Invasive Flies

Fruit flies fed antibiotics to suppress their gut microbiome are forced to avoid the best food patches if they lack vital amino acids, according to a new study.
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25% Of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are Unnecessary. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous

The overuse of antibiotics is a growing problem. When used too frequently or inappropriately, the drugs can become ineffective for conditions they could normally treat since bacteria can develop resistance to them. As more bacteria are becoming...
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Antibiotics Are Failing Us. Crispr Is Our Glimmer Of Hope

Antibiotics are still massively overprescribed, a new study shows. With no new drugs in sight, some scientists are turning to Crispr for a reboot.
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Gut Bacteria Make Key Amino Acids Dispensable, Expanding Food Options For Invasive Flies

Fruit flies fed antibiotics to supress their gut microbiome are forced to avoid the best food patches if they lack vital amino acids, according to a study by Boaz Yuval from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and Chang-Ying Nui from...
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Dermatologists Cut Back On Antibiotics But Still Prescribe The Most

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 -- U.S. dermatologists are prescribing fewer antibiotics overall but are writing more short-term orders for the drugs, a new study finds. Dermatologists prescribe more antibiotics per doctor than any other medical...
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How To Train The Body’s Own Cells To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Drug-resistant superbugs have threatened human health for decades. The situation is getting worse because of the shortage of new antibiotics. But what if we changed the way we aim to treat them, and trained our cells to kill these invaders instead...

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Gene-editing Tool Crispr Repurposed To Develop Better Antibiotics

A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to...
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Rare Antibiotic-resistant Infection Found In Wyoming Patient

Enterobacteriaceae with a rare antibiotic-resistant gene, mcr-1, was isolated in a Wyoming hospital patient, who does not appear to have acquired the infection at the hospital. Medscape Medical News
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Slow Medicine: Caution Needed On Pot For Pain

(MedPage Today) -- Also, refining cervical cancer screening, and clinical judgment rather than procalcitonin to decide on antibiotics
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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