Patients who took azithromycin weren't any more likely to develop ventricular arrhythmia than those taking amoxicillin.
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.
Antibiotic resistance has a high mortality rate, and the problem is growing as manufacturers retreat from investing in new drugs and diagnostic tests.
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.
A carbapenem with vancomycin is the least resistant initial antibiotic combination to use in patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer.
Researchers found topical gentamicin is a better treatment compared to mupirocin for prophylaxis against bacterial infections in patients on peritoneal dialysis.
Only 8.8% of women undergoing cesarean section had post-cesarean infection when treated with pre-incision azithromycin prophylaxis.
Offering hand sanitizer to the patient and clinician at the same time, deemed "co-washing," is a simple intervention that can be implemented in almost any practice and possibly reduce infection rates.
Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.
Disinfecting surfaces is key to preventing nosocomial transmission of pathogens such as C difficile, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
The World Health Organization has developed a global priority list of pathogens for the research and development of new antibiotics.
After colonizing in drains, Escherichia coli slowly started to grow toward the sink strainers, growing 1 inch each day, researchers found in a study.
Antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacterial infections up 700% in US children since 2007.
Test uses procalcitonin as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis.
Of the nursing homes reporting multidrug-resistant organism infection in the past year, 31% used isolation at least once among residents with multidrug-resistant organism infection.
Antibiotic resistance to therapies for Clostridium difficile infection are common, and their patterns should be considered in algorithms designed to select therapies.
The outbreak of Clostridium difficile in England that began in 2006 was curbed by reducing the use of fluoroquinolones, according to a study.
Hospira announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Vancomycin HCl for Injection, USP, after a confirmed report of particulate matter discovered in a single vial.
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) causes roughly 9300 infections each year.
A Nevada woman was found to be infected with a pan-resistant superbug.
A virtual simulation allows clinicians to role play to improve clinician-patient communication.
Children on 5-day regimen had more treatment failures, less reduction in symptoms.
Microbiology labs play an important role in antimicrobial stewardship and resistance monitoring, but are underused.
Systemwide implementation of hospital stewardship programs reduced inappropriate use and cost of antibiotics.
There are about 6,200 resistant culture-confirmed nontyphoidal Salmonella infections annually.
Researchers swabbed over 400 airport door handles in 59 countries, then conducted cultures to determine the most commonly found bacterial species.
An NIAID sponsored clinical trial will assess effectiveness of a 5-day course of antibiotics in treating community-acquired pneumonia in children.
A recent study found that hog workers in the North Carolina are developing skin infections from multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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