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Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

... sore throat pain faster and more effectively than antibiotics alone, a new study suggests. "In people with ... found that patients given corticosteroids plus antibiotics were three times more likely to report having no ... after treatment compared with patients given antibiotics and a placebo. After two days this effect was ...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Urges Constant Vigilance Against Growing Threat of Killer 'Superbug'

... Medical Center at Plano, doctors pumped him with antibiotics with little effect. "They kept asking me ... care headache all over the world. "While antibiotics have been a source of lifesaving treatment for ... notes Reed, "bacterial resistance to common antibiotics is an increasing source of concern." Since ...

Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion

... for vaginal misoprostol along with either antibiotics or screening and treatment for chlamydia, a ... year, the organization started requiring antibiotics for all medical abortions. antibiotics have been shown to reduce infection rates after ...

New Drug Fights Anthrax Toxin

... cure anthrax poisoning in humans. Although antibiotics can kill the anthrax bacteria, they are not ... in their blood, and it may be too late for antibiotics alone to be effective, the researchers explained. ... or as a therapeutic drug in combination with antibiotics for effective treatment of anthrax." Dr. Gary ...

Antibiotics May Boost Risk for Recurrent Ear Infection

... July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated use of antibiotics to treat acute ear infections in young children ... Netherlands who called for more prudent use of antibiotics in young children. The researchers found that ... years old, who took part in a study on the use of antibiotics to treat ear infections. The study results are ...

Availability in Both Intravenous and Oral Formulation is a Leading Drug Attribute Surveyed Physicians Prefer for the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the Hospital Setting

... tract infections (UTIs) in the hospital setting. antibiotics available in interchangeable oral and parenteral ... "Physicians prescribe a wide variety of antibiotics for UTIs, mainly from the quinolone and ... the next five years. These potent, broad-spectrum antibiotics are especially useful for treating gram-negative ...

Antibiotics-resistant gulls worry scientists

... The resistance pattern for antibiotics in gulls is the same as in humans, and a new ... PLoS One . Bacteria that develop resistance to antibiotics are one of societys greatest future threats and ... down some of our most powerful and important antibiotics and furthermore have an ability to spread ...

Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

... for group B strep, she is to get prophylactic antibiotics when she delivers," Greenberg explained. "It ... in almost 32 percent of infants being exposed to antibiotics during delivery in the later timeframe, up from ... come in and deliver too quickly to benefit from antibiotics and women who are allergic to penicillin ...

Torn Surgical Gloves Put Patients at Risk for Infection

... Giving antibiotics before operation might improve safety, study ... site infection among patients who aren't given antibiotics before their surgery, Swiss researchers say. ... the researchers found. In surgeries where antibiotics were used, glove perforation wasn't associated ...

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

... Up to 70 percent of antibiotics are fed to animals on factory farms ... project's national effort to end the misuse of antibiotics in food animal production. Up to 70 percent of human antibiotics are being fed to animals on factory farms, which ...

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

... starts chemotherapy. Oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in preventing infections. 58 percent of oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in an effort to prevent infections ... ID specialists and oncologists surveyed said that antibiotics are effective at minimizing the risk of ....

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

... Oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in preventing infections. 58 percent of oncologists believe antibiotics are overused in an effort to prevent infections ... ID specialists and oncologists surveyed said that antibiotics are effective at minimizing the risk of ....

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

... made use of a simple blood test prescribed fewer antibiotics for lower respiratory tract infections, which ... quality of antibiotic prescribing. Prescribing antibiotics only when patients will clearly benefit, reduces ... the results showed that prescribing fewer antibiotics did not mean that patients were unwell for ....

'Nanotechnology' May Simplify Antibiotic Treatment

... "nanotechnology" may improve the effectiveness of antibiotics by allowing the medicine to be put into an aerosol form, new research suggests. A spray of antibiotics encapsulated in microscopic antimicrobial silver ... at just half the dosage of conventionally inhaled antibiotics in tests on mice infected with Pseudomona ...

TREK to Introduce New In Vitro Diagnostic and Research-Use-Only Susceptibility Products at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Booth 1301

... that the widespread and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the creation of 'superbugs' that ... of resurgence in the use of these 50-year-old antibiotics to treat multi-drug-resistant infections. The ... Monday, May 18, 2009 Resins Do not Adsorb All antibiotics at Peak 1 to 2:30 pm Serum ...

EU awards $4 million for pneumonia research

... have joined forces with the aim to develop new antibiotics and vaccines to fight pneumococcal infection. The ... bacteria is a severe problem and a variety of antibiotics are now ineffective. Singh Chhatwal, head of the ... based on the acquired knowledge, new therapies, antibiotics and vaccines will be developed. ...

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

... for nearly 50 years that the appropriate use of antibiotics before surgery can dramatically reduce the risk ... and patient characteristics. Discontinuing antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery ends is critical to ... One Hour Before Surgery Begins: Giving patients antibiotics right before surgery helps boost their ability to ...

Rib-X Granted Key Antibiotic Patent in China

... focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant ... our ability to successfully design and develop antibiotics that overcome resistant bacteria," said Susan ... spectrum and improve the utility of this class of antibiotics relative to the only other oxazolidinone marketed ...

Organic Left Standing as the Gold Standard for Consumers Looking to Avoid Food Produced With Synthetic Growth Hormones

... (rBGH), genetically engineered organisms (GMOS), antibiotics and toxic, persistent, synthetic pesticides. The ... without the use of synthetic growth hormones, antibiotics or toxic, persistent pesticides," advised ... (rBGH), genetically engineered organisms (GMOS), antibiotics and toxic an persistent pesticides is to look for ...

Giant Food Extends Its Free Antibiotic Prescription Program Through July 11, 2009

... Working with the CDC to Educate Customers on antibiotics LANDOVER, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ... will continue to provide free of charge select antibiotics when customers present a doctor's prescription ... The Get Smart program answers questions about antibiotics and advocates knowing ...

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

... March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep antibiotics Working (KAW) -- a national coalition of health, ... resistance crisis by targeting the overuse of antibiotics important to human medicine in animal agriculture. The legislation, "The Preservation of antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act," (PAMTA) was ...

Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

... Slaughter today introduced the Preservation of antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 (PAMTA). The ... Act to withdraw the use of seven classes of antibiotics vitally important to human health from use on ... or herds are sick with disease. "Human antibiotics are routinely misused on factory farms to promote ...

Engineered Viruses Could Battle Superbugs

... say they disabled bacterial defenses, making antibiotics more effective WEDNESDAY, March 4 ... help prevent bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics and kill bacteria that have already become ... system that bacteria use when they're exposed to antibiotics that damage DNA -- and other gene networks in ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Meningitis Reported in U.S.

... Health officials worry that overuse of antibiotics may be to blame WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 ... The two alternatives to ciprofloxacin are the antibiotics rifampin and ceftriaxone, Wu said. The Minnesota ... This underscores the importance of using antibiotics appropriately, so we don't overuse them." ...

Health experts urge supermarket pharmacies to 'get smart' about free antibiotics

... promotions to educate their customers on when antibiotics are the right prescriptionand when they can do ... store chains nationwide began offering free antibiotics this winter. Some are linking the promotion to cold and flu season, despite the fact that antibiotics do not work against these viral illnesses. ...

Weis Markets Expands Low-Cost Prescription Plan

... it had added 50 generic prescription drugs and antibiotics to its 90-Day, $9.99 prescription plan, expanding ... the 90-day, $9.99 plan include generic drugs and antibiotics used to treat high blood pressure, arthritis, ... The plan continues to include generic drugs and antibiotics used to treat allergies, asthma, arthritis, ...

Early switch from IV to oral meds is effective for children with acute bone infection

... from intravenous (IV) antibiotic delivery to oral antibiotics is just as effective as continuing the IV ... patients suggesting that early transition to oral antibiotics was safe and effective," said study leader ... The traditional treatment has been to supply antibiotics through a central venous catheter over a four- to ...

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

... exacerbations. There are currently no inhaled antibiotics approved by the FDA for the prevention of ... and novel potentiating agents with proven antibiotics to overcome or directly inhibit the molecular ... bacterial pathogens. Bacterial efflux of antibiotics is a leading source of multi-drug resistance, ...

Pharmaceuticals sold in Sweden cause serious environmental harm in India

... of these factories release large quantities of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical substances to the ... of Sweden," says Larsson. Such high levels of antibiotics in the water are a cause for alarm as there is an ... issue of global concern. This can lead to those antibiotics that are invaluable today becoming ineffective ...

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

... that is resistant to antibiotics. It can evade antibiotics by: destroying the medication by producing an ... Murray and Arias say people are also taking antibiotics without prescriptions or not following the ... as directed. It is those practices that allow the antibiotics to be exposed to a wide-range of bacteria in the ...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

... bone cement for the first time." Current antibiotics often kill a strain of bacteria responsible for a ... strains. The widespread overprescribing of antibiotics and the speed of bacterial evolution have greatly ... likelihood that the strains most able to resist antibiotics will thrive. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial ...

Free antibiotics: The wrong prescription for cold and flu season

... experts are warning grocery-store pharmacies that antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick. ... grocery stores have recently begun offering free antibiotics at their pharmacies. Most concerning are promotions such as Wegmans' that link antibiotics to the winter cold-and-flu seasondespite the fact ...

Antibiotics as Loss Leaders?

... -- The Alliance for the Prudent Use of antibiotics (APUA) strongly opposes the new marketing ... other large chains, to provide free prescribed antibiotics to customers. These offers are portrayed as ... healthcare is indisputable, providing free antibiotics is a misguided answer, which will inevitably ...

Preventive Use of Antibiotics Cuts ICU Deaths

... Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Giving people antibiotics before they were admitted to a hospital ... a long-running debate on whether the use of antibiotics as a preventive measure for intensive care ... paste four times a day. The second group received antibiotics through a gastric tube in the intestinal tract ...

Arterial infusion using gabexate mesilate: Is it effective therapy for severe acute pancreatitis?

... protease inhibitor of nafamostat mesilate and antibiotics has proven effective as an initial therapy in ... Actually, CRAI of protease inhibitors and antibiotics may possibly reduce the mortality rate and ... of arterial infusions of gabexate mesilate and antibiotics for SAP. This strategy suppresses early ...

Statement From The Pew Charitable Trusts on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Reversal on Antibiotics Safeguards in Animal Farming

... its plan to ban off-label usage of certain antibiotics in animal agriculture: "The misuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture helps fuel the increase in ... the off-label use of cephalosporin - a family of antibiotics vitally important in human medicine - allowing ...

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

... No Drugs" report examines the trickle of new antibiotics in the research and development (R&D) pipeline ... (FDA) has approved a small number of new antibiotics in the last several years, most of them active ... mix of factors driving drug makers out of the antibiotics market. One factor is the high cost of drug ...

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

... to the January -- June 2007 time period. These antibiotics are commonly used to treat lower respiratory ... and GI/biliary infections. "Among carbapenem antibiotics Merck's Primaxin/Tienam (imipenem/cilastatin) has ... disease prevalence and the clinical use of antibiotics in acute care hospitals. In ...

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 10th Annual Healthcare Conference

... focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant ... synthesis. Many known, commercially valuable antibiotics exert their effects by binding to the bacterial ... engine has yielded several distinctive new antibiotics that can be used for the treatment of either ...

Rib-X CEO Susan Froshauer, PhD, Honored by The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

... development and commercialization of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant ... synthesis. Many known, commercially valuable antibiotics exert their effects by binding to the bacterial ... engine has yielded several distinctive new antibiotics that can be used for the treatment of either ...
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