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Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

Investigations in vitro and in mouse models showed that pentamidine, an antifungal and antiprotozoal agent, rendered Gram-negative pathogens susceptible to conventional antibiotics, even in the setting of colistin resistance.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

Patients with acute respiratory illnesses receiving rapid point-of-care testing had a higher dose of antibiotics.

Efficacy of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Evaluated

Efficacy of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Evaluated

Study finds that over one-fifth of those prescribed an antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia experience treatment failure.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Higher in Seniors With Acute Upper RTI

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Higher in Seniors With Acute Upper RTI

Elderly patients with a nonbacterial acute upper respiratory tract infection are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics.

FDA Updates Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Updates Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The FDA is informing the public study findings do not support reports that fluoroquinolones may cause retinal detachment, aortic aneurysm, or aortic dissection.

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

A Cochrane review of antibiotic treatments for pelvic inflammatory disease found no definitive evidence that one treatment was more effective or safer than the other.

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

Evidence shows that antibiotic use before age 3 years is associated with asthma risk but not with asthma exacerbations in later childhood.

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

Using certain antibiotics during early pregnancy increases the risk of spontaneous abortion.

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.

Novel Bacteriophage Treatment Successfully Treats Drug-Resistant Infection

Novel Bacteriophage Treatment Successfully Treats Drug-Resistant Infection

Scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine successfully used experimental therapy involving bacteriophages to treat a patient with a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection.

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