Patients with a simple abscess who received TMP-SMX along with incision and drainage had improved short-term outcomes compared to those who just received incision and drainage.
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.
Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.
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?
Using antimicrobial dressing instead of a non-antimicrobial dressing may increase healing of diabetic foot ulcers.
Researchers found no evidence supporting the use of pre-admission antibiotics for cases on non-severe meningococcal disease.
Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Alvogen announced a voluntary recall for its injectable antibiotic Clindamycin Injection ADD-Vantage.
Binding pocket and peripheral structural modifications of vancomycin improve its antimicrobial activity and durability.
Researchers found that 60% of patients diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis were overprescribed antibiotics.
In recent years, Staphlococcus aureus infections have been more susceptible to key antibiotics.
Antibiotics may not be as effective in treating urinary tract infections in older adults.
The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
The WHO issued a new list of essential medicines for 2017, adding new treatments for HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis.
A patient who recently acquired a new tattoo developed Vibrio vulnificus septic shock after swimming in seawater, leading to death.
Patients with acute respiratory illnesses receiving rapid point-of-care testing had a higher dose of antibiotics.
Study finds that over one-fifth of those prescribed an antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia experience treatment failure.
Elderly patients with a nonbacterial acute upper respiratory tract infection are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics.
The FDA is informing the public study findings do not support reports that fluoroquinolones may cause retinal detachment, aortic aneurysm, or aortic dissection.
Evidence shows that antibiotic use before age 3 years is associated with asthma risk but not with asthma exacerbations in later childhood.
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.
Using certain antibiotics during early pregnancy increases the risk of spontaneous abortion.
Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.
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.
Patients who took azithromycin weren't any more likely to develop ventricular arrhythmia than those taking amoxicillin.
The CDC has issued an alert regarding new recommendations for the treatment of Shigella infection.
Zolyd (fosfomycin for injection) was found to be safe and generally well-tolerated, mostly with mild and transient treatment emergent adverse events reported.
Long-term use of antibiotics in early to middle adulthood may increases risk of colorectal adenomas in women.
Nathalie Tufenkji, PhD, and colleagues at McGill University in Québec found that a phenolic rich extract from maple syrup (PRMSE) can increase the potency of commonly used antibiotics, ciprofloxacin and carbencillin, against Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
New antibiotic therapy is associated with greater likelihood of recovery after acute lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis.
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