Developing alternative, non-antibiotic treatments for certain "self-limiting infections" may help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
A new immunotherapy approach has shown promise in it's first-in-human trial for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are not associated with better clinical or patient-centered outcomes compared with narrow-spectrum antibiotics in pediatric acute RTI.
Using whole-genome sequencing, investigators determined that genetically different plasmids from antibiotic-resistant strains emerged in Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in the late 1950s, prior to the release of ampicillin for clinical use.
Compared with vancomycin, patients with ABSSSI treated with ceftaroline fosamil had significantly shorter length of hospital stay.
Researchers believe implementation of treatment guidelines for children with sickle cell disease with acute chest syndrome may decrease hospital readmission rates.
The recurrence of cellulitus can be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis.
Azithromycin is more likely to reduce exacerbations of COPD among patients with antibodies against Helicobacter pylori.
The use of specific antibiotics during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk for major congenital malformations.
Antibiotic-associated adverse drug events are more common among hospitalized patients.
Little evidence is available to support the theory that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance.
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.
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