Antibiotics


  • ICT News Desk: Antibiotic Prescribing Trends
    When U.S. physicians prescribe antibiotics, more than 60 percent of the time they choose some of the strongest types of antibiotics, referred to as "broad spectrum," which are capable of killing multiple kinds of bacteria, University of Utah researchers show in a new study. ...More
    August 8, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • When Prescribing Antibiotics, Doctors Most Often Choose Strongest Types of Drugs
    When U.S. physicians prescribe antibiotics, more than 60 percent of the time they choose some of the strongest types of antibiotics, referred to as "broad spectrum," which are capable of killing multiple kinds of bacteria, University of Utah researchers show in a new study. ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds
    The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Experts Recommend Strategies to Minimize Overuse of Five Treatments, Including Antibiotics
    America’s top healthcare experts are recommending a series of specific strategies to reduce five medical interventions or treatments that are commonly used but not always necessary. In a paper released today by the Joint Commission and the American Medical ...More
    July 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Communicate to Help Each Other Resist Antibiotics
    New research from Western University unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia) to resist antibiotic treatment. B. cenocepacia is an environmental bacterium that causes devastating infections in patients ...More
    July 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Dodging Side Effects Caused by Antibiotics
    A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has discovered why long-term treatment with many common antibiotics can cause harmful side effects—and they have uncovered two easy strategies that could help prevent ...More
    July 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • In a Nation of Pill Poppers, Antibiotics Top the List of Most Common Prescriptions
    Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic researchers say. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, their study found. Twenty percent of patients are on five or ...More
    June 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Alert on Nationwide Shortage of Doxycycline
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally reported a shortage of some forms of doxycycline (doxycycline hyclate) and unavailability of tetracycline on Jan. 18, 2013, caused by increased demand and manufacturing issues. The FDA continues to report shortage from some, ...More
    June 13, 2013 Posted in News
  • Improved Adherence to Prescribing Guidelines for Bacterial Respiratory Tract Infections
    An intervention consisting of clinician education coupled with personalized audit and feedback about antibiotic prescribing improved adherence to prescribing guidelines for common pediatric bacterial acute respiratory tract infections, although the intervention did not ...More
    June 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Benefits of Hospital Patients Taking Probiotics
    Patients in hospital who are on antibiotics may benefit from taking probiotics, according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Reena Pattani, a resident at the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s incoming chief resident, led a literature review that looked at ...More
    June 4, 2013 Posted in News