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  • Antibiotic Approved for Treating Infant Abdominal Infections
    The antibiotic meropenem was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating abdominal infections in children less than 3 months of age. The approval came after a study by a National Institutes of Health research network evaluated the drug in treating ...More
    May 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Shows Wastewater Treatment May Be Creating New Antibiotics
    For years scientists have been aware of the potential problems of antibiotics being present in wastewater, and the research of engineering professor Olya Keen is showing that treatments to clean wastewater may actually be creating new antibiotics and further contributing to ...More
    May 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Telemedicine Exams Result in Antibiotics as Often as Regular Exams, Study Finds
    Patients treated for an acute respiratory infection by a doctor on a telephone or live video are as likely to be prescribed an antibiotic as patients who are treated by a physician face-to-face for the same illness, according to a new RAND Corporation study. However, the ...More
    May 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Re-engineered Antibiotic Shows Potential for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
    Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have developed a second-generation antibiotic that shows early effectiveness against common bacterial infections that pose a serious health threat to children and adults. The findings appear today in the ...More
    May 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Diagnostic Errors Linked to High Incidence of Incorrect Antibiotic Use
    New research finds that misdiagnoses lead to increased risk of incorrect antibiotic use, threatening patient outcomes and antimicrobial efficacy, while increasing healthcare costs. The study was published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. ...More
    May 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Infant Antibiotic Use Linked to Adult Diseases
    A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life. The imbalances in gut microbes, called dysbiosis, have been tied to infectious diseases, ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Target for Development of New Antibiotics
    University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a target for the development of completely new antibiotics against disease-causing bacteria. Published online ahead of print in the leading microbiology journal Molecular Microbiology, the researchers have identified a ...More
    May 6, 2015 Posted in News
  • Lymphatic Pump Treatment Enhances Antibiotic Effectiveness for Treating Pneumonia
    Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) shows promise in managing pneumonia when combined with antibiotic treatment, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers performed LPT on infected rats three times a day followed by ...More
    May 1, 2015 Posted in News
  • Finding New Life for First-Line Antibiotics
    Duke University researchers have identified a single, simple metric to guide antibiotic dosing that could bring an entire arsenal of first-line antibiotics back into the fight against drug-resistant pathogens. A computer simulation created by Hannah Meredith, a biomedical ...More
    April 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Rising Antibiotic Shortages Raise Concerns About Patient Care
    Shortages of key antibiotics, including gold-standard therapies and drugs used to treat highly resistant infections, are on the rise, according to a new study of shortages from 2001 to 2013 published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. The trends raise ...More
    April 23, 2015 Posted in News