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Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...ing different pathways than those used by existing antibiotics should side-step various problems with these drugs, specifically their inability to destroy the bacteria in its dormant form, which is one of the reasons that resistance has emerged. The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of S...

Pfizer Says Nigerian Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Drug Case

...y became established as one of the most prescribed antibiotics in the US market....

US Baby Dies of Salmonella from Pet Turtle

...and in septic shock, on February 20. She was given antibiotics but died on March 1, the CDC said in its "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report." Cultures of cerebrospinal fluid and blood samples taken from the infant found a type of salmonella identitical to the one carried by the turtle, it said. The turtle...

The Hospital Superbugs

...ld of microbiology and infectious diseases. As antibiotics become increasingly ineffective in the fight again...idly identify C. diff or MRSA and to develop novel antibiotics in order to treat these infections. The success of this research will be judged by both improved pat...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...ons). "We hope this discovery will help existing antibiotics or offer a new treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria," he said. Dr. Redinbo said that the drugs might be most effective at sites where clinicians can best control dosage, such as skin and the gastrointestinal tract....

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

Approximately 9 and 13 million kilograms of antibiotics are used to raise live stocks in the US annually. These antibiotics are used for growth advancement and disease prevention purposes. Large amounts of antibiotics from ...

Daily Antibiotics may Not Prevent Future Urinary Tract Infections Risk in Kids

Taking antibiotics daily to prevent future urinary tract infection af...rrent UTI. Receiving a daily dose of preventive antibiotics was not associated with a lower risk of recurrent UTI. "The majority of children with first UTI we...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...lso needed to ensure that only patients who needed antibiotics were receiving them to help tackle drug resistance...e organism has developed resistance to many of the antibiotics we use in hospital."...

Pfizer Says Nigeria Gave Approval for 1996 Drug Test

...y became established as one of the most prescribed antibiotics in the US market. She said the company would defend itself against the suits during the next hearing. The Nigerian federal government filed its suit on June 4 in Abuja for almost seven billion dollars in damages against the US drug firm, while Ka...

Lobster Shells Have Great Healing and Antiseptic Properties

...san to cover surgical threads and lint, into which antibiotics are injected. The anti-microbial and healing prope...san to cover surgical threads and lint, into which antibiotics are injected. By doing this, we obtain medical materials with both antimicrobial and healing propert...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...ics. However, late detection or a poor response to antibiotics can lead to lasting pain, fatigue and neurological problems. The vaccine, known is LYMErix, is about 80 percent effective. Brewer and colleagues conducted a random phone survey of 705 adults, who lived in areas where Lyme disease is common, just af...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

... discharge for AMI and, for pneumonia, how quickly antibiotics were administered. The results showed that, when compared with hospitals in the lowest quartile, hospitals in the top quartile of performance had nearly 1 percent lower mortality among patients with AMI, 0.4 percent among patients with CHF and 0.8 ...

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

...ains of the bacteria, its increasing resistance to antibiotics or the increasing severity of illness and therefor...ains of the bacteria, its increasing resistance to antibiotics or the increasing severity of illness and therefore susceptibility to infection among hospitalized p...

Lost And Found -Tooth In A Sportsman's Head

...from the teeth making the cut . . . I was on heavy antibiotics and it seemed to clear up. It got better, but didn't get back to perfect my eye was always hanging over and it was always sore, the rugby player added. The 24-year-old was forced to cope with shooting pain, headaches and fatigue prompting him to c...

Gene Variants for Crohn's Disease Identified

... an excess of bacteria is the problem, we may find antibiotics effective in treating this type of Crohns disease. Other approaches may be to use immune-boosting drugs to blunt the inflammation, or determining whether particular foods interact with genetic susceptibilities to affect disease symptoms. Understan...

Pneumonia Patients Develop Heart Risks

...italization, which led some patients to go without antibiotics for pneumonia and others to have no cardiac monitoring or anticoagulant therapy. The authors propose that pneumonia increases the risk of heart problems by increasing the hearts demand for oxygen while simultaneously causing a decrease in the lungs...

Scientists Trace New Pathway That may Stem Antibiotic Resistance

... significant development that may lead to improved antibiotics and less antibiotic resistance. The new findings...ymerase differs in human and bacterial cells means antibiotics can be designed with a greater probability that they will interact with and kill bacteria, while lea...

US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

...ut there's been a gradual change in how well these antibiotics are working. While most staph infections used to b...penicillin, in the 1980s that changed and stronger antibiotics are now used. In about 50% of cases, however, resistance is seen even to these stronger antibiotic...

Nigeria Launches Seven Billion Dollar Case Against Pfizer

...y became established as one of the most prescribed antibiotics in the US market. It was later associated with reports of liver damage and deaths, prompting the FDA in 1999 to restrict its use to serious adult cases. That same year, European drug regulators recommended its suspension from the European market,...

Oral Treatment as Effective as Injections in Treating Kids With Pneumonia

...k of oral antibiotic treatment and half to receive antibiotics through injections. Follow-up over subsequent we...ad a number of advantages over the latter. Oral antibiotics are also cheaper than those given via the IV route. Professor Stephenson said that the findings we...

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