The Use Of Colistin To Treat Cystic Fibrosis Questioned
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a potentially life-threatening infection for patients with cystic fibrosis. To treat the infection, doctors often prescribe an inhaled drug called colistin
(Coly-Mycin S Otic).// However, use of this drug is controversial because some patients experience chest tightness a...
European researchers look for new ways to fight multi-drug-resistant bacterial infections
... belonging to an important group called gram-negative bacteria. On occasions, the choice narrows down to one drug such as the "last-resort" antibiotic colistin
to treat infections caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Acinetobacter baumannii. At the same time, the lack of economic benefits has redu...
TREK to Introduce New In Vitro Diagnostic and Research-Use-Only Susceptibility Products at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Booth 1301
...MIC Plate incorporates 21 antimicrobics, including colistin
and polymixin B
CLEVELAND, May 14 /PRNewswire...w Gram negative plate to include the antimicrobics colistin
and polymixin B at the request of drug-resistance ...not for use in diagnostic procedures; minocycline, colistin
and polymixin B have not been FDA-cleared for IVD ...
Old Tech Helps Soldiers With New Wound Infection
...ing infectious complications that could cost them a limb."
In this study, Schwarz and colleagues used bone cement infused with an antibiotic called colistin
-- one of the last-resort antibiotics for drug-resistant A. baumannii -- to treat mice infected with samples of the bacteria taken from soldiers wou...
New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations
...p had ever developed a bone cement treatment using colistin
against A. baumannii.
To begin the process of...fghanistan. The mice were then treated with either colistin
by injection, local colistin
via PMMA bead bone cement or a bone cement control...