Antibiotics

Marine Sponge Cells In 3d Could Ramp Up Production Of Drug Compounds

There are more than 9,000 species of marine sponges (Phylum Porifera) worldwide, which are a source of novel natural products. They contain promising chemical agents that may be useful in combatting cancer, COVID-19 and antibiotic-resistant...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Prophylactic Antibiotics Not Needed Before Invasive Dental Procedures

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- There is no evidence to support administering antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures (IDP) in patients with prosthetic joints, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Network Open. Martin...
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Antibiotic Choices For Inpatients With Sstis Vary By Race

'To see such racial differences play out in acute care is striking,' said one of the authors of a national, cross-sectional study involving more than 1000 patients across 91 hospitals. Medscape Medical News
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Seeking A Hydrophilic Nanoparticle Solution To Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 2.8 million Americans experience antibiotic-resistant infections each year; more than 35,000 die from those infections. 
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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New Tool Assesses Evolutionary Risks Of Antibiotics

Countering a rising antibiotic resistance crisis, doctors now prescribe combinations of antibiotics. Yet many risks are involved with such multi-drug combinations. Scientists have developed a way to help doctors evaluate outcomes for different drug...

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Acp Advocates Outpatient Care Of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis

Clinical guidelines from the ACP on the diagnosis and management of diverticulitis emphasized reduced use of antibiotics, outpatient management, and informed decision-making prior to elective surgery. Medscape Medical News

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Scientists Prove That Deadly Gene Has Jumped From A Harmless Organism To A Nasty Pathogen

University of South Australia scientists have made a surprising discovery in the origins of an antibiotic-resistant gene previously thought to have been confined to Adelaide.
Related topics: Genetics, Scientific Discoveries

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Halting Antibiotic Resistance Is A Little Less Futile

A new experimental platform developed at Rice University promises to speed up the discovery of how infectious bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. 
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Factors Id'd For Eventual Surgery In Patients With Appendicitis

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- Presence of an appendicolith is associated with a nearly twofold increased risk for undergoing appendectomy within 30 days of initiating antibiotics for appendicitis, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA...
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Scientists Prove That Deadly Gene Has Jumped From A Harmless Organism To A Nasty Pathogen

Australian scientists have made a surprising discovery in the origins of an antibiotic-resistant gene previously thought to have been confined to Adelaide.
Related topics: Genetics, Scientific Discoveries

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Chal­lenging The The­ory Of The Nar­row Host Range Of Phages

Viruses that infect bacteria could one day replace antibiotics because they precisely attack only specific pathogens. Researchers at ETH Zurich are now showing that this is not always the case. This new finding is important because bacterial viruses...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Infants With Low-risk Deliveries Should Not Need Antibiotics At Birth, Study Suggests

Infants born via uncomplicated cesarean delivery, without labor or membrane rupture before delivery and no concern for infection, should not need antibiotics at birth, according to a new study. The findings could help clinicians tailor the use of...
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Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Dropped During Pandemic

THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 -- In pediatric primary care practices, there was a substantial reduction in antibiotic prescribing, beginning in April 2020, which was mainly due to a reduction in prescriptions at visits for respiratory tract infection...

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Chop Study Finds Infants With Low-risk Deliveries Should Not Need Antibiotics At Birth

Infants born via uncomplicated cesarean delivery, without labor or membrane rupture before delivery and no concern for infection, should not need antibiotics at birth, according to a study by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
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Vets In Poland Hope Antibiotics Will Save Brown Bear Cub

A veterinarian said Tuesday that a brown bear cub found exhausted in snowy woods in southeastern Poland has been diagnosed with a disease that will be treated with antibiotics.

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Gene Discovered In Georgia Water A Possible Global Threat

A gene that causes bacteria to be resistant to one of the world's most important antibiotics, colistin, has been detected in sewer water in Georgia. The presence of the MCR-9 gene is a major concern for public health because it causes antimicrobial...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Uah-led Research Uncovers Key System In E. Coli That Could Lead To New Antibiotics

Research led by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has for the first time identified the precise genetic operational structure of a key system in Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, opening the door to possible new antibiotics to treat...
Related topics: Genetics

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Superbug Mrsa Arose In Hedgehogs Long Before Clinical Use Of Antibiotics

Scientists have found evidence that a type of the antibiotic resistant superbug MRSA arose in nature long before the use of antibiotics in humans and livestock, which has traditionally been blamed for its emergence. Hedgehogs carry a fungus and a...
Related topics: Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus, Bacteria

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A Novel Compound Might Defeat Multidrug-resistant Bacteria Common In Hospitals

Increasingly, hospitalized patients contract infections that evade current antibiotics including colistin, long used as a last treatment option. The discovery of a new colistin variant might make it possible to outmaneuver these pathogens.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Compound Might Defeat Multidrug-resistant Bacteria Found In Hospitals

For years, public-health experts have been sounding the alarm about the next phase in humanity’s co-existence with bacteria—a dark future where emerging strains have rendered onc e-powerful antibiotics useless. The United...
Related topics: Bacteria

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