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Antibiotics losing their power against acne

.... Commonly used antibiotics like erythromycin and tetracycline are now becoming increasingly powerless against acne causing skin bacteria - Propionibacterium acnes. Researchers led by Dr. Carl Erik Nord of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden studied this growing antibiotic resistance on the part of P....

Modified antibiotic may support fight cancer

...ording to recent experiments a molecule related to tetracycline can aid stop the spread of cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Iowa have been looking at a new drug called COL-3,// which is related to the well-known antibiotic tetracycline. In a series of experiments, they find that COL-3 acts upon the ...

Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics

...on or, if they could not tolerate the drug, with a tetracycline eye ointment. Researchers measured results over the next two years by testing residents for evidence of the bacteria. Results showed the treatment was overwhelmingly effective. By the two year follow-up, prevalence of trachoma in the community decre...

Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics

...on or, if they could not tolerate the drug, with a tetracycline eye ointment. Researchers measured results over the next two years by testing residents for evidence of the bacteria. Results showed the treatment was overwhelmingly effective. By the two year follow-up, prevalence of trachoma in the community decre...

New Treatment Discovered For Pediatric Cholera

...12-dose course of antibiotic treatment with either tetracycline or erythromycin for treatment of cholera in children. Researchers from Center for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh had compared the effectiveness of a 3-day, 12-dose course of erythromycin with a single-dose of ciprofloxacin. 162 children ...

New And More Effective Treatment For Cholera

...12-dose course of antibiotic treatment with either tetracycline or erythromycin for treatment of cholera in children. A comparison of the effectiveness of a 3-day, 12-dose course of erythromycin with a single-dose of ciprofloxacin was done. Ciprofloxacin was more effective than erythromycin at reducing vomiting a...

Tigecycline – New Generation Tetracycline With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Activit

... their initial widespread use, a high incidence of tetracycline resistance among many bacteria has led to tetracyc... or third-line therapy. As increases resistance to tetracycline have developed there are lot of approaches to restore the potential of tetracyclines as broad-spectr...

Single Dose Of Azithromycin Could Cure Trichiasis

...thromycin was better than the local application of tetracycline ointment which has to be continued for at lest 6 weeks. “This study illustrates the importance of NIH clinical trials to find treatments for diseases that affect people throughout the world,” said Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., director of the NIH. “When w...

Treating Tetracycline Stains Made More Affordable With New Treatment

...n public to avoid embarrassment. Stains caused by tetracycline can be very unsightly, but treating these stains w...in pattern on their patient's teeth. In the 1950s, tetracycline stains reached widespread levels because so many doctors prescribed this drug. Since the stain is ...

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

... patients given the usual postsurgical antibiotic, tetracycline eye ointment. An Ethiopian study that evaluated whether ophthalmologists achieved better surgical outcomes than specially trained ophthalmic assistants found no significant differences in complications or recurrence of trichiasis. And a study in Ga...

Blindness And Trachoma

...commended antibiotic treatment with either topical tetracycline or oral azithromycin for certain categories of pat...ncerning administration and adherence with topical tetracycline eye ointment. Despite a number of studies, there has been a lack of sufficient follow-up beyond the ...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

...cycline-responsive elements (TREs) that respond to tetracycline and similar antibiotics. Mice with this modification were bred with a strain carrying a gene construct that activates the elements specifically in liver cells. In transgenic offspring fed with tetracycline-like doxycyline (Dox), Rev-erba remained sil...

The Forgotten Indian Medical Genius

...ry of Aureomycin, which when tweaked to become the tetracycline molecule, turned into a wide spectrum and effective antibiotic, which could be administered orally. The drug helped eradicate the plague which broke out in Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1994. He was also the brain behind the discovery of Di-ethylcarba...

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