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Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

The potential role of vaccinations in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is currently undervalued. The distribution and development of new vaccines should be priorities in efforts to address the AMR crisis.

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Fluoroquinolone Use May Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Fluoroquinolone Use May Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Additional studies are needed to investigate whether there are differences between individual fluoroquinolones with respect to the risk for aortic aneurysm.

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

The need for innovative new infection prevention programs, antibiotics, and vaccines to prevent and treat antibiotic-resistant infections is an international priority.

Novel Drug Combinations, Dosing Strategies Needed for E faecalis Bloodstream Infections

Novel Drug Combinations, Dosing Strategies Needed for E faecalis Bloodstream Infections

Review highlights available treatment options and their limitations and provides direction for investigation of future novel combination therapies to further aid in the treatment of Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis.

CDC: Aggressive Action Needed to Contain Antibiotic Resistance

CDC: Aggressive Action Needed to Contain Antibiotic Resistance

Early aggressive action should be taken to prevent the spread of bacteria harboring unusual resistance genes.

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Medications Tied to Allergic Disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Medications Tied to Allergic Disease

The use of acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics during the first 6 months of infancy is tied to subsequent development of allergic disease.

2013 to 2016 Saw No Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

2013 to 2016 Saw No Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

Results suggest that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics remains widespread, despite the concurrent release of several guideline-based best practices intended to reduce inappropriate antibiotic consumption.

Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

The potential role of vaccinations in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is currently undervalued. The distribution and development of new vaccines should be priorities in efforts to address the AMR crisis.

Firvanq Availability Replaces Need for Compounded Oral Vancomycin Solution

Firvanq Availability Replaces Need for Compounded Oral Vancomycin Solution

FIRVANQ is commercially available in 25 and 50 mg/mL strengths in convenient 150 mL and 300 mL sizes.

H pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk

H pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk

Helicobacter pylori treatment is associated with a reduced rate of metachronous gastric cancer.

Combating Medically Important Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals

Combating Medically Important Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals

The new WHO guidelines restricts antibiotic use in animals for purposes of growth promotion as well as avoidance of use for disease prevention.

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