Navigation Links
Aspirin to Prevent Deafness caused by Antibiotics

A recent study has shown that aspirin when taken along with gentamycin can prevent the latter’s side effect- permanent hearing loss//.

The results of the study are especially important in the developing countries where the amino glycosides family of antibiotics, which includes gentamycin, is commonly used due to their low cost and ready availability.

The study has been published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine. The University of Michigan and the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, China jointly conducted the research.

According to Jochen Schacht of the University of Michigan, co-author of the study of the millions of people consuming the drug worldwide, hearing loss has been reported in at least 1 in 10 persons.

Gentamycin does not have much popularity in United States because of its widely publicized risks.

Schacht and his colleague Su-Hua Sha conducted their aspirin tests in China because the problem was seen there especially among children.

The tests revealed that only 3 percent of the 89 patients treated with gentamycin along with 3 grams of aspirin a day developed hearing problems five weeks after treatment in contrast to the 13 percent of the 106 who got a placebo in addition to the antibiotic.

According to researchers the ability of Aspirin to absorb oxidants may be the reason why it works and probably other antioxidant drugs could work as well. However aspirin was simpler in use and quite inexpensive.

The World Health Organization recommends amino glycosides especially for cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis. An inhaled form of gentamycin is also often recommended to patients with cystic fibrosis. Its effect on hearing comes from the destruction of the tiny hairs in the inner ear whose job is to detect sounds at different frequencies.

Researchers found that aspirin did not decrease the action of the antibiotic although some stomach problems were reported in a few patients.

The Sha team still considers the benefits to outweigh the risks.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. What happens when Asthmatics consume Aspirin?
2. Aspirin reduces deaths
3. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
4. Aspirin - a drug after one’s own hear
5. Aspirin deflated
6. Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs
7. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
8. Aspirin Lowers Leukemia Risk
9. Aspirin usage linked with pancreatic cancer
10. Aspirin Found To Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer
11. Aspirin Induced Asthma , A Little-Known Inducer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Dickinson Insurance and ... and financial preparation services, is providing an update on a charitable event that ... City Rescue is a locally recognized nonprofit that provides shelter and care for ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... 7® Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD ... dose required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching services ... by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile Transformation ... Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. Coveros ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... conference call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, ... and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 ... company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom ... to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader in cloud-based revenue cycle ... ranked #1 by its users for the seventh consecutive year ... ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked end-to-end revenue cycle management ... 200 beds and holds one of the longest #1 ranking ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: