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Some Antibiotics May Reduce Biofilm in Urinary Tract Infections

Some Antibiotics May Reduce Biofilm in Urinary Tract Infections

Second- and third-generation fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins, and aminoglycosides were shown to decrease the quantity of biofilm produced by Escherichia coli isolates in children with urinary tract infection in an in vitro study.

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods

Cal-State researchers set out to quantify how much antibiotic resistant bacteria is on produce and in dairy products we eat every day. They learned there's quite a bit— but is it likely to make us sick?

Antimicrobial Dressing For Diabetic Foot Ulcers Improve Healing

Antimicrobial Dressing For Diabetic Foot Ulcers Improve Healing

Using antimicrobial dressing instead of a non-antimicrobial dressing may increase healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

Antibiotic Use Ineffective in Non-Severe Meningococcal Disease

Antibiotic Use Ineffective in Non-Severe Meningococcal Disease

Researchers found no evidence supporting the use of pre-admission antibiotics for cases on non-severe meningococcal disease.

Last-Resort Gonorrhea Treatment Sees Resistance in 66% of Countries

Last-Resort Gonorrhea Treatment Sees Resistance in 66% of Countries

World Health Organization (WHO) reports treating gonorrhea is "much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat" due to antibiotic resistance.

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

Voluntary Recall Announced for Injectable Antibiotic

Voluntary Recall Announced for Injectable Antibiotic

Alvogen announced a voluntary recall for its injectable antibiotic Clindamycin Injection ADD-Vantage.

Structurally-Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

Structurally-Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

Binding pocket and peripheral structural modifications of vancomycin improve its antimicrobial activity and durability.

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Acute Conjunctivitis

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Acute Conjunctivitis

Researchers found that 60% of patients diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis were overprescribed antibiotics.

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