antibiotics

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

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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

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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

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

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

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

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

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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.

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

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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

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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.

Does Use of Azithromycin Increase Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia?

Does Use of Azithromycin Increase Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia?

Patients who took azithromycin weren't any more likely to develop ventricular arrhythmia than those taking amoxicillin.

CDC Issues New Recommendations for Treating <i>Shigella</i> Infection

CDC Issues New Recommendations for Treating Shigella Infection

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The CDC has issued an alert regarding new recommendations for the treatment of Shigella infection.

Injectable Antibiotic Promising for Treatment of Complicated UTIs

Injectable Antibiotic Promising for Treatment of Complicated UTIs

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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 Antibiotic Use in Adulthood May Increase Colorectal Adenoma Risk

Long-term Antibiotic Use in Adulthood May Increase Colorectal Adenoma Risk

Long-term use of antibiotics in early to middle adulthood may increases risk of colorectal adenomas in women.

Can a Maple Syrup Extract Enhance Antibiotic Potency?

Can a Maple Syrup Extract Enhance Antibiotic Potency?

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 Improves Acute Lung Function in Children With CF

New Antibiotic Therapy Improves Acute Lung Function in Children With CF

New antibiotic therapy is associated with greater likelihood of recovery after acute lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis.

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

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Antibiotic resistance has a high mortality rate, and the problem is growing as manufacturers retreat from investing in new drugs and diagnostic tests.

Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

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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.

High Rates of Antibiotic Resistance in Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

High Rates of Antibiotic Resistance in Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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A carbapenem with vancomycin is the least resistant initial antibiotic combination to use in patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer.

Comparative Efficacy of Topical Mupirocin, Gentamicin in Preventing PD-related Infections

Comparative Efficacy of Topical Mupirocin, Gentamicin in Preventing PD-related Infections

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Researchers found topical gentamicin is a better treatment compared to mupirocin for prophylaxis against bacterial infections in patients on peritoneal dialysis.

 Lower Odds of Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection With Azithromycin

Lower Odds of Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection With Azithromycin

Only 8.8% of women undergoing cesarean section had post-cesarean infection when treated with pre-incision azithromycin prophylaxis.

FDA: QDIP Status for Post-Surgical Sternal Infection Antibiotic Reservoir

FDA: QDIP Status for Post-Surgical Sternal Infection Antibiotic Reservoir

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The FDA has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) to D-PLEX (Doxycycline/Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation Matrix; PolyPid), a secured antibiotic drug reservoir for the local prevention and treatment of surgical infections.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Vary Widely Across Practices in Children With CAP

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Vary Widely Across Practices in Children With CAP

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Although published guidelines recommend amoxicillin in most children with community-acquired pneumonia, due to nonclinical factors, macrolides and broad-spectrum antibiotics continue to be prescribed.

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

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A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.

Patients' Expectations for Antibiotics Encourage Overprescribing

Patients' Expectations for Antibiotics Encourage Overprescribing

Study finds physicians overprescribe antibiotics to accommodate patient expectations.

Antibiotics May Reduce Survival in Renal Cancer

Antibiotics May Reduce Survival in Renal Cancer

Patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma show low progression-free survival when treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors with broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.

Watchful Waiting for Acute Otitis Media Management Cost-Effective

Watchful Waiting for Acute Otitis Media Management Cost-Effective

Researchers find that fewer antibiotics were prescribed to pediatric patients with acute otitis media after using watchful waiting.

Hospital Room Floors May be Unrecognized Pathogen Dissemination Source

Hospital Room Floors May be Unrecognized Pathogen Dissemination Source

Disinfecting surfaces is key to preventing nosocomial transmission of pathogens such as C difficile, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

WHO Prioritizes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Pathogens List

WHO Prioritizes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Pathogens List

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The World Health Organization has developed a global priority list of pathogens for the research and development of new antibiotics.

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

After colonizing in drains, Escherichia coli slowly started to grow toward the sink strainers, growing 1 inch each day, researchers found in a study.

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