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...
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
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...
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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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.
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(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotics: Less time may be better
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
As the infections become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, some standard treatments no longer work for an ailment that was once easily cured.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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