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  • Prescribing of Antibiotics to Children Still at a Level to Cause Drug Resistance, Experts Warn
    Regular prescribing of antibiotics to children in the community is sufficient to sustain a high level of antibiotic resistance in the population, warn experts in a study published on today. UK general practitioners are strongly encouraged to reduce antibiotic ...More
    July 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Watch Antibiotics, Bacteria Meet at Atomic Level
    A new understanding of an enzyme important for the transfer of genetic information in bacteria may help scientists improve current antibiotics and also create antibiotics that are less vulnerable to resistance. Researchers used extremely powerful imaging techniques to see, ...More
    July 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • Prophylactic Antibiotic Treatment for Children With Initial Urinary Tract Infection is not Associated With Reduced Risk of Recurrence
    CHICAGO – The use of prophylactic antibiotics, which involves daily administration of antibiotics to children after an initial urinary tract infection, is not associated with reduced risk of recurrent urinary tract infections, but is associated with an increased risk of ...More
    July 10, 2007 Posted in News
  • Probiotic Drinks Can Help Reduce Diarrhea Associated with Antibiotics
    Drinks containing probiotic bacteria can help reduce diarrhea among older people, which may reduce length of stay in hospital and save the NHS money, say ImperialCollege researchers at HammersmithHospital in a study published today. Between 5 percent and 25 percent of ...More
    July 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find New Pathway to Thwart Antibiotic Resistance
    Researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have new information on the structure of a key enzyme in bacteria that could lead to improved antibiotics and less antibiotic resistance. In findings published today online in two papers in the journal Nature, the ...More
    June 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Research Indicates Antibiotic Use in Infants Linked to Asthma
    New research indicates that children who receive antibiotics before their first birthday are significantly more likely to develop asthma by age 7. The study, published in the June issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), ...More
    June 12, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Take Aim at Pathogen’s Antibiotic Resistance
    Some samples of the pathogen Campylobacter coli showed resistance to antibiotics that were intended to protect swine from diseases, tests performed at Iowa State University revealed. There’s more to be learned about the situation, which is keeping Qijing Zhang’s research ...More
    June 4, 2007 Posted in News
  • CDAD
    For almost three decades, physicians have recognized that C. difficile (C. diff) infection is the main cause of bacterial diarrhea during or following antibiotic treatment of other infections. Outbreaks of C. diff infection have been reported in many countries around the ...More
  • Danger is Brewing
    The fight to keep America's patients safe and infection free continues to turn more volatile, and as the strength and resistance of bacteria evolves, our disarmament becomes more strenuous. Even the healthy individuals who populate Capitol Hill can no longer turn their ...More
    May 31, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • New Guideline for Treating Lyme Disease
    A guideline developed by the AmericanAcademy of Neurology finds conventionally recommended courses of antibiotics are highly effective for treating nervous system Lyme disease. However, there is no compelling evidence that prolonged treatment with antibiotics has any ...More
    May 29, 2007 Posted in News