Tag: "antibiotic" at medical news
Dental procedure may reduce risk of premature birth
...so found that adjunctive metronidazole therapy (an antibiotic
used to treat infections) did not improve pregnancy outcome. In fact, women who were given the antibiotic
after scaling and root planing had more preterm births than patients receiving scaling and root plan...
American Neurological Association 128th Annual Meeting
...g., AIDS or West Nile virus) or humans (weapons or antibiotic
resistant pathogens), infectious agents commonly target the nervous system. The Public Policy symposium brings together specialists in these different areas. Animal Models of Disease: Learning From Success and Failure --Animal models for neurologica...
University of Illinois at Chicago receives $15.7 million grant to stop anthrax
...anisms. Project one will identify and validate new antibiotic
targets in ribosomal RNA. Alexander Mankin, profes...bitors of currently known and yet-to-be-identified antibiotic
targets. Project four will develop inhibitors to prevent the binding of the B. anthracis toxin to th...
Better outcome for ICU patients after removal of bacteria from digestive tract
...ical and medical ICU to receive either appropriate antibiotic
treatment to facilitate SDD, or standard treatment (the control group). There were fewer deaths in ICUs (15%) and fewer overall hospital deaths (24%) among SDD patients compared with those given standard treatment (23% and 31%, respectively). Infect...
Study shows link between antibiotics and allergies, asthma
... health officials called a public health crisis in antibiotic
resistance. A national campaign commissioned by th...s in the first six months of life. The most common antibiotic
category prescribed was penicillin. Among the findings: By age 7, children given at least one ...
Pneumococcal vaccine significantly reduces disease in South African children
...e to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease, reduce antibiotic
resistance and diminish the incidence of pneumonia in children" ...
Alzheimer's Association cautious about new Alzheimer treatment research with antibiotics
... data for the Alzheimer's Association to recommend antibiotic
treatment to physicians, patients and families. ..., the test was re-administered to 43 people in the antibiotic
group and 39 people in the placebo group the remainder had dropped out, died or otherwise did not c...
Pfizer's ZYVOX(TM) more effective than vancomycin in treating complicated SSTIs caused by MRSA
...ificantly better in patients treated with Pfizer's antibiotic
ZYVOX TM (linezolid injection, tablets and for oral suspension) for complicated skin and soft tissue infections caused by known methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) compared to patients treated with intravenous (IV) vancomycin. In the...
Bone cement only controls bacteria for a few days after the operation
...nity of the antibiotic-containing bone cement, the antibiotic
concentrations are particularly high. However, thi...ion of the cement and the long-term release of the antibiotic
seems to be less effective. Hendriks investigated the release of antibiotics under simulated real-li...
Injection savings could mean better care in ICU
...patient recovery simply by prescribing a different antibiotic
or method of administering it. Research published ..., say the researchers. "Total costs of intravenous antibiotic
administration are formed not only by the costs of the drugs themselves but also, to a substantial d...
Passing stop sign cures gene disease
...ddle. In the late 1990s it was discovered that an antibiotic
called gentamicin induces protein-making machinery...s too.Last year, a small trial in Italy showed the antibiotic
can restore production of the dystrophin protein in some cases of muscular dystrophy. None of the p...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2003 (second issue)
...from 1996. The authors point out that appropriate antibiotic
therapy directed against bacterial pathogens isolated from the respiratory tract is an essential component of the management of CF lung disease. The articles notes that some initial studies with gene therapy have been encouraging, but significant ba...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for November 2003 (first issue)
...stic testing, led to better patient survival, less antibiotic
use, and lower cost. According to the authors, in...cost ($39,967 down from $41,483), since it lowered antibiotic
use per survivor (39 days versus 63). The researchers said that ventilator-associated pneumonia com...
Study suggests radiography unnecessary to identify TB in HIV pts in some settings
...ing out people with tuberculosis before preventive antibiotic
treatment can be initiated-was not found to be nec... a major risk factor for tuberculosis. Preventive antibiotic
programmes are being initiated in some less-developed settings; however this approach can only be ef...
No rationale for giving penicillin for a sore throat
...ion is diagnosed, sufficient time is left to start antibiotic
treatment, say the authors. The authors advocate prudent prescription behaviour with respect to penicillin. General practitioners should treat children with an acute sore throat only when they are severely ill or are at high risk of developing seriou...
High level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause food poisoning
...ss Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and tested their antibiotic
resistance. From 415 meat samples, they isolated 9...storage conditions did not affect the frequency of antibiotic
resistance in the bacteria. Although the frequency of antibiotic
resistance in Switzerland may seem ...
New weapon to combat resistant bacteria
...ter position than other countries when it comes to antibiotic
resistance, but in other parts of the world dangerous strains of bacteria have developed resistance to most of the antibiotics doctors have in their arsenal, and the problem is growing worse every year in Sweden as well. The name Cystapep is based on...
Antibiotic use on swine farms increases efficiency, profits
... questioned in recent years because of the rise of antibiotic
resistance in human and veterinary medicine. A ... by Iowa State University had found the benefit of antibiotic
use in the swine industry to be almost five times higher than the findings of the new research. Howe...
Antibiotic resistant bacteria frequently transmitted between intensive care patients
...f or on additional patients. "Local guidelines for antibiotic
use, close cooperation with infectious diseases sp...rtant factor for preventing these infections." The antibiotic
resistance of the bacterial strains was analysed. 95% were resistant to penicillin, 86% to oxacillin...
Preliminary report suggests combination therapy may help treat SARS
...rom 27 countries. Treatment for SARS has included antibiotic
therapy, corticosteroids and other drug therapies, but there is little compelling evidence that these strategies improve outcome. A group of drugs called interferons inhibit viral infections by boosting the body's immune response. In laboratory exp...
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