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  • 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
  • Falsified Medicines Taint Global Supply
    Depending upon the type of medicine and where you live, the threat of falsified medications (also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard) can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say researchers at University ...More
    April 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • Syrup Extract Found to Make Antibiotics More Effective Against Bacteria
    A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University. The findings, which will be published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, ...More
    April 16, 2015 Posted in News
  • Simpler Antibiotic Treatment Options Could Help Millions of Infants Who Lack Access to Hospital Care
    Giving fewer antibiotic injections to young infants in the developing world with severe infections such as pneumonia and sepsis is just as safe and effective as the standard course of twice daily injections over the course of a week, according to new Johns Hopkins School of ...More
    April 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Simple Antibiotic Strategy is Sufficient for Treating Pneumonia
    Patients with pneumonia can initially be treated with most common antibiotics. According to research carried out by University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) in the Netherlands, they are just as effective as the more expensive alternatives. The fact that bacteria are less ...More
    April 2, 2015 Posted in News