Tag: "linezolid" at medical news
Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Inhibits Bacterial Growth
...zer, have discovered precisely how the antibiotic linezolid
inhibits bacterial growth. Scientists have known that the drug linezolid
-- the first new antibiotic to enter the marketplace in 30 years -- works by binding to ribosomes, t...
Johns Hopkins Begins Aggressive Screening for 'superbugs' in Children
...oved drug for MRSA in children, and only one drug, linezolid
(Zyvox), is approved in pediatrics for VRE. Milstone says children admitted to Hopkins are increasingly identified as harboring MRSA or VRE, with recent reports from the intensive care unit showing four times as many children with MRSA and twice a...
Oral use of ZYVOX (Linezolid) is better to Intravenous Vancomycin use for Skin Infections
...ffers further evidence of the cost savings of oral linezolid
to the health care system.” USE of ZYVOX: ZYVOX was initially approved in the United States in April 2000 for the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSIs) and nosocomial pneumonia, including those caused by methicilli...
New antibiotic already developing resistance
...acteria are showing signs of resistance. The drug linezolid
is used to treat Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) infections that are resistant to the old standby antibiotic vancomycin. The hope has been that the new drug would help tackle the growing problem of vancomycin-resistant enterococci infections. But i...