Tag: "antibiotic" at medical news
Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes
...nt of Lou Gehrig's disease, daily injections of an antibiotic
called ceftriaxone, started just as symptoms tend ... will measure whether the known risks of long-term antibiotic
treatment are worth it, he says. The drug is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administra...
JCI table of contents, January 20 2005
...fter delivery of VEGF-C and D. Surprisingly, while antibiotic
therapy caused bronchial inflammation and blood vessels to regress, these new lymphatic vessels persisted. The study also showed that impaired growth of new lymphatics during airway inflammation may lead to bronchial lymphedema, which worsens the air...
Middle ear infections: Prescribe antibiotics or not?
...tion) yet whether to "watch and wait" or prescribe antibiotic
treatment remains an ongoing debate. Le Saux and colleagues report on a randomized controlled trial in which 512 children aged 6 months to 5 years in whom a new episode of acute otitis media was diagnosed received either amoxicillin or placebo. The...
Substance protects resilient staph bacteria
...ublic health problem made worse by the increase in antibiotic
resistance," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci,...s S. epidermidis from innate immune defense, human antibiotic
compounds and salt concentrations similar to levels found on human skin. Dr. Otto's group also used ...
Trial reveals safer and simpler approach to treating children with cystic fibrosis
...fections in young cystic fibrosis patients with an antibiotic
once instead of three times daily is as effective ...in cystic fibrosis because of concerns of emerging antibiotic
resistance. Most other antipseudomonal antibiotics need to be given three times daily and so further...
Over prescribing causing high rates of antibiotic resistance in south and east Europe
...hern Europe because the regions have high rates of antibiotic
use, suggests a study published in this week's iss...rsity of Antwerp, Belgium) and colleagues compared antibiotic
use with antibiotic
resistance rates in 26 European countries from the beginning of 1997 to the end ...
Study examines three-day antibiotic regimens for treating bladder infection in women
CHICAGO A three-day regimen of the antibiotic
amoxicillin-clavulanate is not as effective as ciprofloxacin at treating an uncomplicated bladder infection in women, according to a study in the February 23 issue of JAMA. Acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common...
Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors
...y displays mistaken for dosage guidelines, ignored antibiotic
renewal notices placed on paper charts rather than in the CPOE system, separation of functions that facilitate double dosing and incompatible orders, and inflexible ordering formats generating wrong orders. Three-quarters of the house staff reported ...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
ATLANTA--The problem of increasing antibiotic
resistance in cases of Streptococcus pneumoniae, a... effect known as "herd immunity." Increases in antibiotic
resistance by S. pneumoniae are also a problem in other parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa an...
Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation
...e from the zoo staff, which included special food, antibiotic
medicine, vitamin supplements and other "special treatment." "The results as they look today are more than we could have expected," said Dr. Shamir. "Samson is walking around as a fully healthy lion, and our final worry is that the impressive mane wh...
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