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ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

... adults following exposure to oral antibiotics. antibiotic use is associated with disruption of ... colonization. The goal of NTCD dosing following antibiotic exposure is to colonize with this non-toxigenic ... production against CDI that has been disrupted by antibiotic treatment," stated Dale N. Gerding, MD, Associate ...

Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances

... from measure to measure. Specifically, antibiotic Discontinuation Within 24 Hours was at 81% while Appropriate antibiotic was at 99%. The Core Measures team developed ... the hospital staff in better documentation of antibiotic use. The compliance ...

Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care

... agent in topical wound care, particularly where antibiotic resistance is an issue. Entitled, "The ... honey might be a strong combatant against antibiotic resistant pathogens such as MRSA and ... honey in wound care, particularly where antibiotic resistance is an issue," the European Journal of ...

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

... pathogen is crucial to ensuring appropriate antibiotic therapy and improving patient outcomes in this ... results to clinicians directed earlier, effective antibiotic therapy, reduced mortality rates and improved ... and pharmacy and lab costs related to unnecessary antibiotic use. (1,2,3) "We are excited about this ...

Team Develops Anti-Infection Technology

... which could develop into an alternative to antibiotic therapy, is scheduled to be published in an ... treatment, as is becoming more of a problem with antibiotic therapy alone. With nanocoating, the drug is ... rather than spread throughout the body, as in antibiotic therapy, side effects are minimal, Li explained. ...

Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

... found that 63 percent of children given the antibiotic amoxicillin experienced a recurrent ear infection ... natural immune response as a result of taking an antibiotic at the initial stage of infection, the researchers said. antibiotic use in such cases may cause an "unfavorable ...

Skin and Skin Structure Infections Are the Second Most Common Diagnoses for Which an Antibiotic Is Used in the Hospital Setting

... a New Executive Dashboard for The Hospital antibiotic Market Guide MALVERN, Pa., June 22 ... be the second most common diagnoses for which an antibiotic is used in the hospital setting. antibiotic use for these infections is up 3 percent compared ...

New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters 'Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?'

... the growth of bacterial infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is a looming public health challenge. ... as Salmonella and E. Coli , which are often antibiotic resistant. Food-borne bacteria are more ... they are harder to treat and may require multiple antibiotic treatments, longer hospital stays and other ...

B. Braun Anticipates Becoming First to Deliver FDA Approved 2g Cefazolin

... Approval for antibiotic Delivered in DUPLEX Delivery System Pending ... its broad spectrum of intravenous cephalosporin antibiotic therapies for the hospital setting: Cefoxitin, ... system designed to simplify intravenous antibiotic delivery to patients, minimize the potential for ...

Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Best Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

... pathogen is crucial to ensuring appropriate antibiotic therapy and improving patient outcomes. ... results to clinicians directed earlier, effective antibiotic therapy, reduced mortality rates and improved ... and pharmacy and lab costs related to unnecessary antibiotic use(1,2,3). Memorial University Medical Center ...

New survey highlights growing concern about risk of infection in cancer patients

... in chemotherapy patients, as well as emerging antibiotic resistance. Nearly all oncologists surveyed (92 ... to achieve successful treatment outcomes. antibiotic resistance is a growing concern among the ... to improve infection control and appropriate antibiotic management in these high-risk patients." To ...

New Survey Highlights Growing Concern About Risk of Infection in Cancer Patients and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

... in chemotherapy patients, as well as emerging antibiotic resistance. Nearly all oncologists surveyed (92 ... to achieve successful treatment outcomes. antibiotic resistance is a growing concern among the ... to improve infection control and appropriate antibiotic management in these high-risk patients." To ...

Blood tests and better communication skills could cut over-prescribing of antibiotics

... said: "As the problem of bacteria resistant to antibiotic treatment grows, researchers from around the world are seeking ways to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing. Prescribing antibiotics only when ... clearly benefit, reduces the pressure that drives antibiotic resistance. "Conditions like acute ...

H1N1 Pandemic Precautions for Front Line Workers

... and preventing its further acquisition of antibiotic resistances is necessary to keep those infections ... agents such as triclosan that could select for antibiotic resistance. Emphasis for front-line workers and ... over use leaves us without effective antiviral or antibiotic drugs when the need is greatest. APUA is an ...

AdvanDx Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for EK/P. aeruginosa PNA FISH(R)

... increasing resistance to a multitude of antibiotic agents, especially in P. aeruginosa and ... to treat patients empirically. This empirical antibiotic coverage can lead to both unnecessary treatment ... infections may improve clinical outcomes, reduce antibiotic resistance rates and reduce the incidences of ...

Royer Animal Health Enters Into Exclusive Agreement With MWI Veterinary Supply for U.S. Distribution of Next-Generation Therapeutics to Treat Cancer and Infections

... products: MATRIX III CISPLATIN BEADS and R-GEL antibiotic WOUND DRESSING. These proprietary, ... veterinary chemotherapy." R-GEL antibiotic WOUND DRESSING, is a timed-release antibiotic gel that solidifies in situ. It provides a ...

Consumers Union Report: Almost 100,000 Surgical Patients Didn't Get the Right Infection Prevention Care During Year Studied

... can be reduced if patients are given an antibiotic within one hour before surgery begins and if the appropriate antibiotic is given, depending on the type of surgery and ... hours after surgery ends is critical to reducing antibiotic resistance, a major problem in treating ...

Surveyed Specialists Foresee Greater Use of Parenteral Outpatient Therapy for the Treatment of Osteomyelitis

... Drug's Safety Profile is the Leading Attribute in antibiotic Selection, According to a New Report from AMR and ... often requires an extended duration of antibiotic therapy after hospital discharge and many ... physicians expect increased use of parenteral antibiotic therapy in the next five years." The new ...

FDA Approves New Indication for Wyeth's TYGACIL (tigecycline) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

... "The approval of this new indication is timely. antibiotic resistance continues to grow and new ... of TYGACIL TYGACIL, the first glycylcycline IV antibiotic has an expanded broad spectrum of in vitro ... clinicians with an expanded broad-spectrum antibiotic option that can be used at the onset of treatment ...

Rep. Slaughter Reintroduces Bill to Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance Crisis by Combating Misuse of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

... of a bill that would help combat the antibiotic resistance crisis by targeting the overuse of ... Fee Act (ADUFA), as well as the enactment of an antibiotic resistance research provision into the farm bill. ... are dying of superbug infections because antibiotic treatment has failed. Overusing antibiotics -- ...

Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

... Food and Drug Administration last approved a new antibiotic for humans in 2003. The seven classes of ... infections that are resistant to at least one antibiotic drug. One study estimates that in 2005 MRSA ... the growth of bacterial infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is a looming public health crisis, and ...

Mercy Integrated Labs Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Clinicians Provide Best Care for Patients With Bloodstream Infections

... pathogen is crucial to ensuring appropriate antibiotic therapy and improving patient outcomes. ... results to clinicians directed earlier, effective antibiotic therapy, reduced mortality rates and improved ... and pharmacy and lab costs related to unnecessary antibiotic use (1,2,3). St. Charles Mercy Hospital, St. ...

Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First On-demand Diagnostic Test for Life-threatening MRSA and S. aureus Infections From Patient Positive Blood Culture Bottles

... a new tool to aid in selecting the most effective antibiotic therapy to improve patient management and ... to quickly de-escalate from broad-spectrum antibiotic treatment to a more effective targeted therapy, ... 24-48 hours sooner, can potentially improve antibiotic stewardship and provide patients with the best, ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Meningitis Reported in U.S.

... of meningitis bacteria resistant to a widely used antibiotic have caused public health agencies to increase ... meningitis calls for immediate use of an antibiotic to protect anyone who has been in close contact ... Ciprofloxacin is perhaps the most widely used antibiotic for bacterial meningitis, but its use for that ...

Activity Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens is One of the Leading Attributes Influencing Physicians' Antibiotic Selection for the Treatment of Inpatient Community-Acquired Pneumonia

... drug attributes influencing surveyed physicians' antibiotic selection for the treatment of inpatient ... Anti-Infectives Insight Series analyzes hospital antibiotic prescribing patterns using AMR's comprehensive ... product preferences, factors driving hospital antibiotic prescribing patterns and receptivity to emerging ...

Mpex Pharmaceuticals Announces Series D Financing of Up to $40 Million

... is a proprietary aerosol formulation of the antibiotic levofloxacin which is being developed as a ... "MP-376 is a novel formulation of a proven antibiotic specifically designed for aerosol administration ... patients. Currently, there is only one inhaled antibiotic cleared by the United States Food and Drug ...

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Best Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

... pathogen is crucial to ensuring appropriate antibiotic therapy and improving patient outcomes. ... results to clinicians directed earlier, effective antibiotic therapy, reduced mortality rates and improved ... and pharmacy and lab costs related to unnecessary antibiotic use(1,2,3). OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is ...

Call to action: Running out of options to fight ever-changing 'super bugs'

... People are dying from "super bugs" because our antibiotic arsenal has run dry, leaving the world without ... creating a barrier to the drug; pumping out any antibiotic that reaches the bacterial cell; modifying the target of the antibiotic so the drug can't bind to it. "Most of the ...

Free antibiotics: The wrong prescription for cold and flu season

... at a time when we are facing a crisis of antibiotic resistance does not make good public health ... will and won't work and the dangers of antibiotic resistance. For more information, see the Get ... for promotion when we are facing a crisis of antibiotic resistance is the wrong way to do it. On the ...

Antibiotics as Loss Leaders?

... in the form of treatment failures because of antibiotic resistance. While the public's need for ... on providing antibiotics for free, will promote antibiotic misuse and consequent increases in resistant ... concern is heightened by the fact that the new antibiotic pipeline is nearly empty so that we need to be ...

Preventive Use of Antibiotics Cuts ICU Deaths

... admit more review is needed on potential antibiotic resistance WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 ... care patients offsets the risk of possible antibiotic resistance, said study author Dr. Anne Marie de ... the researchers compared the use of two types of antibiotic treatments to standard ICU care. They divided the ...

Most Important Factors Driving Usage of Antibiotics in the ICU Setting are Availability in Intravenous Formulation, Activity Against Key Gram Negative Pathogens, Drug Interactions and Bactericidal Activity

... that the most important factors that influence antibiotic selection in the intensive care unit (ICU) ... treatment. Therefore, factors influencing antibiotic selection and prescribing dynamics in the ICU ... Hospital Anti-Infectives Insight Series: antibiotic Usage Patterns and Drivers of Prescribing in the ...

No ESKAPE! New drugs against MRSA, other superbugs still lacking

... of effective antibiotics. As the crisis of antibiotic resistance continues to grow, the latest IDSA ... facing some strains that are resistant to every antibiotic in the arsenal. Only one new drug was approved ... In its 2004 report, "Bad Bugs, No Drugs: As antibiotic Development StagnatesA Public Health Crisis ...

TYRX, Inc. Announces 1,000th Implant of AIGISRx(TM) Anti-Bacterial Envelope

... AIGISRx provides an adjunct to general antibiotic therapy by providing localized antibiotic therapy from the antibiotics minocycline and ... localized antibiotics as an adjunct to normal antibiotic therapy," added Dr. Delurgio. ...

Long-Term Antibiotic Use Affects 'Good' Gut Bacteria

... WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- antibiotic treatment, especially when prolonged or repeated, ... note. Researchers focused on the widely-used antibiotic ciprofloxacin, prescribed for a number of ... the researchers found. The effects of the antibiotic on gut bacteria varied greatly between ...

New Research Shows MicroPhage Test Accurately and Rapidly Detects Serious Bacterial Infections

... aureus bloodstream infections and determine antibiotic resistance or susceptibility can provide highly ... tests. Nasal screening for MRSA and antibiotic susceptibility testing For research ... By contrast, physicians do not have antibiotic testing information when they prescribe these ...

Antibiotics can cause pervasive, persistant changes to microbiota in human gut

... microbial communities in the human gut respond to antibiotic treatment. Sogin, director of the MBL's ... healthy humans after a five-day course of the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin. Their results are reported in the ... types) of bacteria in the human distal gut, and antibiotic treatment influenced the abundance of about a ...

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Corporate Updates

... and Upcoming Events -- Clinical Trials of Novel antibiotic Combination Approved by SFDA and Initiated ... Upcoming Milestones Clinical Trials of Novel antibiotic Combination Approved by SFDA and Initiated In ... is a third generation Cephalosporin antibiotic formulated with a bacterial- enzyme inhibitor for ...

Carbapenem Drug Class Shows an Increase in Hospital Inpatient Courses in Europe

... newly released European edition of The Hospital antibiotic Market Guide also finds that just over one-third ... Companies Need this Information The Hospital antibiotic Market Guide enables pharmaceutical companies to ... details are available for those inpatient antibiotic drug courses associated with positive ...

Activity Against MRSA is the Most Important Attribute Influencing Physicians' Antibiotic Selection for the Treatment of Skin and Skin Structure Infections

... the most important attribute influencing antibiotic selection in skin and skin structure infections ... Anti-Infectives Insight Series analyzes hospital antibiotic prescribing patterns using AMR's ... -- Hospital Anti-Infectives Insight Series: U.S. antibiotic Usage Patterns and Drivers in the ICU ...
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