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the influenza drug oseltamivir were 7 times more likely to completely clear the virus from their system in 5 days than those who received the standard dose.

Anand Kumar, Hlth. Sci. Ctr., Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Slide Session 185, Paper V-1470

FRIDAY, September 13, 2013

Decolonization No More Effective than Placebo

In patients colonized with Gram-negative bacteria expressing ESBLs, active measures to decolonize them appear to be no more effective than placebo. Approximately 50% become ESBL-negative after one year, regardless.

Christoph Fux, Klinik fⁿr Infektiologie, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau, Switzerland

Slide Session 205, Paper K-1535 (summary available)

How Safe are Antimicrobials Approved by the FDA in the Past 7 Years?

Of the 11 new antimicrobial drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration over the last 7 years, there appear to be significant adverse affects associated with at least 6, many of which are not included in package inserts.

Tina Khadem, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States

Slide Session 206, Paper K-1544 (summary available)

PCR Alters Clinical Management

DNA-based broad range polymerase chain reaction (BR-PCR), when used as a diagnostic tool for undiagnosed infectious disease syndromes (IDS), was able to identify a causitive agent in 21% of specimens where culture could not.

Eric Richards, Oregon Hlth. and Sci. Univ., Portland, OR, United States

Poster Session 215, Paper D-1666 (summary available)


Contact: Garth Hogan
American Society for Microbiology

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