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Treatment of antibiotics ineffectual in bronchitis

...located 150 adults with acute bronchitis to either azithromycin or low-dose vitamin C. All patients got cough syru...ive in treating bronchitis, we have to assume that azithromycin is ineffective too - according to this study. The researchers say it should not be prescribed to pat...

Single Dose Of Azithromycin Could Cure Trichiasis

...chives of Ophthalmology says that a single dose of azithromycin taken orally reduced the risk of relapse of a visi...l Institutes of Health (NIH). It was found that azithromycin was better than the local application of tetracycline ointment which has to be continued for at lest...

New Test For Detecting Trachoma

... fight against trachoma. At present, the amount of azithromycin pledged by the manufacturer, Pfizer, will not be sufficient to treat everyone living in endemic communities. Yet, much of the drug is wasted in treating communities which no longer need it," said Professor Mabey, from the London School of Hygiene and...

Blinding-Disease Surgery Is Done Safely in Villages, by Nonphysicians

...mbia found that patients who received postsurgical azithromycin (the same antibiotic that is used for trachoma prevention) did not have better outcomes compared to patients given the usual postsurgical antibiotic, tetracycline eye ointment. An Ethiopian study that evaluated whether ophthalmologists achieved bet...

Blindness And Trachoma

...tember 27 issue of JAMA says that using antibiotic azithromycin to treat trachoma in Vietnam had increased the ris...treatment with either topical tetracycline or oral azithromycin for certain categories of patients with active trachoma. Oral azithromycin has become the drug of ch...

Study Urges Doctors to Go Easy on Antibiotics

...red two macrolide antibiotics - clarithromycin and azithromycin - against a placebo, or dummy pill, on more than 200 healthy volunteers. Pharyngeal swabs taken at 28 days, 42 days and 180 days after treatment showed more than the majority of streptococci in their mouths were resistant to macrolides even at 180...

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