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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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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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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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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2012-10-10 - Investigators Show That Exposure to Antibiotics is Responsible for High VRE Colonization
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has been established as a significant healthcare-associated problem. Karki, et al. (2012) measured the point prevalence and identified risk factors associated with vanB VRE colonization in a tertiary-care hospital in Melbourne, Australia where VRE has been endemic for 15 years.
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2012-05-01 - Garlic Compound Fights Source of Foodborne Illness Better Than Antibiotics
Researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of the most common causes of intestinal illness. Their work was recently published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
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2011-11-29 - Researchers Validate Effectiveness of Tuberculosis Drug Target that Could Shorten Treatment Time
In research at SRI International, scientists evaluating new drug targets against tuberculosis (TB) recently validated the preclinical effectiveness of a target that could rapidly eliminate infections and potentially shorten treatment time. The new drug target is a protein called DNA gyrase B, found in bacteria that cause TB infections.
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