Tag: "antibiotic" at medical news
Some Good News In Treating Infection Common To HIV Patients
...ia is problematic because they are allergic to the antibiotic
proven to be most successful at fighting the infection. Now, researchers are reporting a breakthrough in helping those patients tolerate themedication. In the longest running trial of its kind, doctors from the University of Michigan Medical Center ...
Tackling The Long Term Problem Of Antibiotic Resistance
...rs answers to the concerns:- is there a problem of antibiotic
resistance; how does resistance arise; whose fault is it and what can be done to overcome the problem? Contact: Professor C Hart, Professor of Medical Microbiology, University of Liverpool, PO Box 147 Liverpool email@example.com...
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Could Help Prevent Respiratory Infections in the Critically Ill
(Effectiveness of antibiotic
prophylaxis in critically ill adult patients: syst...ological Research in Italy, investigate the use of antibiotic
prophylaxis to prevent this type of infection happening. The authors found that if the most effectiv...
Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir
...p=0.004)3 and a 65 per centreduction in associated antibiotic
usage (p=0.025) in these patients. Patients were asked to report similar parameters to those in the European trial,including health status, days incapacitated, and time taken to return to normalactivities. In patients with confirmed influenza infect...
National Clinical Trial To Test Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Treatment For Coronary Artery Disease
...fizerCorporation will examine the effectiveness of antibiotic
treatment for patientswith coronary artery disease. The Azithromycin and Cardiac Events Study (ACES) focuses on the role ofa common bacterium, Chlamydia pneumoniae, that has been associated withatherosclerosis in humans. The study will be l...
Medical Tip Sheet A
...ING RECURRENT HEART ATTACKS A common, inexpensive antibiotic
could reduce a second heart attack in patientswho have already suffered an acute heart attack. In a clinical trial involving1,400 patients, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center scientists, as well ascollaborators at two facilities in Israel and three in E...
Antibiotics Reduce Inflammation In Heart Disease But Effect On Heart Attacks Remains Unproven
... 'rev up' theatherosclerotic inflammatory process, antibiotic
therapy could become a majorbreakthrough treatment...,individuals receiving a three-month course of the antibiotic
azithromycin had"modest but significant" reductions in the concentrations of four key markersfor blo...
New Model Shows How To Eradicate World's Leading Infectious Cause Of Blindness
...ncouraging improved face washing. But while annual antibiotic
treatment will eliminate the disease in mostregion...e similar to thosepharmacologists use to determine antibiotic
dosages in individuals, heexplained. Lietman and his colleagues are also involved in clinical trials...
Help for women's urinary tract infections
...iminate unnecessary tests and minimize the risk of antibiotic
resistancewhile giving patients quicker treatment....wide prevalence and theavailability of inexpensive antibiotic
treatments, physicians don't all treatcystitis the same way. The result is unnecessary office visit...
"Baby check" information for parents does not affect frequency of contact with family doctors
...Thomson et al express concern at the high level of antibiotic
prescribing for babies under six months...
Advances in 'On the Spot' tests have huge public health implications
...enefits of near patient testing include:- improved antibiotic
prescribing; rapid diagnosis for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and acute infections such as meningitis; determination of whether to instigate community contact tracing and screening and targeting of vaccinations to high risk groups. Th...
Study to test whether antibiotics can reduce heart disease risk
...y Event Study (ACES),doctors will test whether the antibiotic
azithromycin (Zithromax) will reducethe risk of heart attacks and strokes. About 4,000 volunteers will be recruited nationally. Participants willbe assigned at random to either a control group that will receive a placebo orthe treatment group...
A leading cause of blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral
...F study,researchers compared the effect of the two antibiotic
regimens on infectionrates in villages located in ...body are more effective for treating trachoma than antibiotic
ointment. Although short-acting oral antibiotics also can be used to treat the infection,the need fo...
A leading cause of preventable blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral antibiotic
Treating entire communities with the oral antibiotic
azithromycin mighteffectively control an infection...topical therapy, which uses an ointmentform of the antibiotic
tetracycline. Public health programs historically usedthe topical ointment for treatment and contro...
New data provide further evidence of effectiveness of targeted delivery of Relenza and efficacy in both A&B strains
...nza treatment on the incidence ofcomplications and antibiotic
prescriptions was determined3. Analysis of threephase III studies revealed that among 609 patients receiving 10mg of active drug(bid), there was a 28 per cent drop in the incidence of complications requiringthe use of antibiotics. Relenza is the fi...
Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis
...rosis has focused on geneand protein therapies and antibiotic
drugs. The discovery reported by Alvarezand Freedman points toward a new approach to treating the disease--one thatrelies on correcting a fatty-acid imbalance in the membranes of cells affectedby cystic fibrosis. The researchers propose that the im...
Protein Power: 'Salt cloud' concept shows promise for developing new drugs and foods faster, at lower cost
...medicines, ranging from improved infant formulaand antibiotic
agents to growth factors and hormones, Zydney says. To date, the researchers have achieved overall yields of 94 percent, withpurification factors approaching 1,000-fold for model protein systems, meaningthat 99.9 percent of all impurities are removed...
Changing approaches to treating gum disease
...ic antibioticsare not needed; clinicians can apply antibiotic
gels, chips or films directly tothe pockets between the teeth and gums. As helpful as they may be, antibiotics are not a "magic bullet" to be used oneveryone with gum disease, Loesche warns. They should be used only when abacterial infection has bee...
Southeast appears to have a unique type of Lyme disease
...andard therapy of a three-week oral regimen of the antibiotic
doxycycline hyclate, photographs, biopsies and blo...e a less virulent strain and/or more responsive to antibiotic
therapy. Dr. Felz's collaborators at MCG on the study include Dr. Francis W. Chandler Jr., director...
Antibiotic prescribing in local communities is linked to localised resistance
(Antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic
resistance in community practice: retrospective st...esearchers from Wales show for the first time that antibiotic
prescribing within geographic communities can lead to localised antibiotic
resistance. Dr John Mage...
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