2012-02-08 - Study Evaluates Antibiotic Option For Treating Bladder Infection in Women
with ciprofloxacin, a drug in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics... had been shown to be within a pre-specified margin of 10 percent of the efficacy of ciprofloxacin.
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2012-04-30 - Antimicrobial Resistance for Common UTI Drug Increases Five-fold Since 2000
In a surveillance study of over 12 million bacteria, investigators at The George Washington University and Providence Hospital found E. coli antimicrobial resistance to ciprofloxacin, the most commonly prescribed antimicrobial for urinary tract infections in the U.S., increased over five-fold
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2011-08-02 - New Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Strain is Identified
A new study has identified the recent emergence of a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella that has a high level resistance to ciprofloxacin, a common treatment for severe Salmonella infections. The study, led by François-Xavier Weill, MD, and Simon Le Hello, PharmD, at the Pasteur Institute
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2014-12-08 - Testing for Drug-Resistant Bacteria Before Prostate Biopsy Can Reduce Infections
Some infections after prostate biopsy due to drug-resistant Escherichia coli can be thwarted by simple rectal swab cultures prior to the procedure. The cultures test for antibiotic-resistant E. coli, and the findings are used to direct the selection of antimicrobial prophylaxis used for the procedure, according to Rhode Island Hospital researchers. The study was recently published in Urology.
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2010-09-13 - Repeated Antibiotic Use Alters Guts Composition of Beneficial Microbes
Repeated use of an antibiotic that is considered generally benign, because users seldom incur obvious side effects, induces cumulative and persistent changes in the composition of the beneficial microbial species inhabiting the human gut, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found.
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2013-08-15 - Study Examines Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings Among Diabetics Taking Fluoroquinolones
Diabetic patients taking oral fluoroquinolones, a frequently prescribed class of antibiotics, were found to have a higher risk of severe blood sugar-related problems than diabetic patients taking other kinds of antibiotics, according to a recent study from Taiwan published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The increased risk was low—hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar
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2011-10-31 - Drugs Used to Tackle HAIs Can Increase Post Op Complications
The introduction of new antibiotic regimes to tackle healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) such as C. difficile, must take into account the possibility of increased infections following specific surgical procedures. That is the key finding of a study published in the November issue of the urology journal BJUI.
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2012-06-20 - Researchers Discover Non-Antibiotic Approach for Treating Urinary Tract Infections
A potential new approach for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) — which affect millions of people annually — without traditional antibiotics is being reported in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and would not contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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2014-07-01 - Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens is an Ongoing Threat
Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012. Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne germs cause an estimated 430,000 illnesses in the United States. Multi-drug resistant Salmonella, from food and other sources, causes abou
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2011-04-22 - Antibiotics Cure Anthrax in Animal Models
In the absence of early antibiotic treatment, respiratory anthrax is fatal. The 2001 bioterrorism attacks in the U.S. killed four people, out of 22 infected (10 of them with respiratory anthrax), despite massive antibiotic administration, probably because therapy did not begin until the disease had reached the fulminant stage. But a multi-agent prophylaxis initiated within 24 hours post-infection
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