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Scientists Find Way To Stop Infection Of Implants

...n the work, the scientists fastened the antibiotic vancomycin to titanium powder. The vancomycin could then immediately kill bacteria sensitive to vancomycin that landed on the titanium. The rese...

Oral use of ZYVOX (Linezolid) is better to Intravenous Vancomycin use for Skin Infections

...YVOX and compared it with 1,048 patients taking IV vancomycin between January 2002 and March 2004. Demographic, clinical and resource utilization data were collected for 12 months prior and during the 35 day observation period, including treatment duration. During the follow-up period, 35 days after treatment,...

Mushroom found to contain powerful antibiotic

...gus, is found to be as effective as penicillin and vancomycin in combating experimental peritonitis and pneumonia in mice. The peptide is one of a class of molecules called defensins, which have previously been found in plants and animals. Plectasin was tested against a range of bacteria, including streptococ...

Mushroom found to be a source of a new antibiotic: Plectasin

...umonia caused by S. pneumoniae as efficaciously as vancomycin and penicillin. The authors conclude on the note that these findings identify fungi as a novel source of antimicrobial defensins, and show the therapeutic potential of plectasin. They also suggest that the defensins of insects, molluscs and fungi a...

Tigecycline – New Generation Tetracycline With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial Activit

...d by 50 mg every 12 hours which was compared with vancomycin 1 g intravenously every 12 hours/aztreonam 2 g int...nd Methicillin Resistant S. aureus strains (MRSA), vancomycin resistant E. faecium and penicillin resistant strains of S. pneumoniae. Though, Tigecycline's struct...

Intestinal Disorders Caused By Overuse of antibiotics

... is usually treated with other antibiotics such as vancomycin and metronidazole. But antibiotic-resistant strains have been identified. In New Jersey, the germ has killed over 400 people since 1997. In 2004, there were 25 known outbreaks in hospitals of the region. According to the US Center for Disease Contr...

ViroPharma Shares Fall As FDA Moves Towards Generic Vancocin

...evised the bioequivalence recommendations for oral vancomycin from a clinical trial with bioequivalence endpoint...ethod involving dissolution testing." Vancocin or vancomycin is used exclusively to treat hospital-acquired bacterial infections caused in the lower digestive tr...

Lethal Staphylococcus can Be Fatal to Pneumonia Patients

.... But it can also be combined with doxycycline and vancomycin in case of a resistant strain. When the bacteria are resistant to methicillin, it proves lethal with the damaged lung tissue and immune system. As a part of defense mechanism, washing hands and following a stringent hygiene programme would come i...

Antibiotic Vancomycin May Trigger Dangerously Low Platelet Count

Researchers have linked vancomycin to an abnormal decrease in blood platelet count, a...ese outcomes.” It is not widely recognized that vancomycin can cause thrombocytopenia. For that reason, the medication was continued in 15 of the 29 patients w...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

...nces were observed in patients treated with either vancomycin or metronidazole. High CDAD recurrence rates were not observed in patients treated with tolevamer liquid. Tolevamer liquid was generally well tolerated with no unanticipated safety concerns. Data from this first Phase 3 study is expected to be presen...

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