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drug-resistant bacteria, Anitbiotics, anti-infectives, WHO, World Health Organization, Bacteria

Researcher Says “It’s Fair to Say Times Have Changed with First-Ever List of Antibiotic-Resistant Priority Pathogens.”

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antibiotic resisistance, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Enterobacteriaceae, antibiotic usage, Antibiotics, Pediatrics

Antibiotic Resistance: A Burgeoning Problem for Kids Too

In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US. These antibiotic resistant infections are in turn linked to longer hospital stays and potentially greater risk of death.

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antibiotic resisistance, Children's Hospitals, Length Of Stay, Bacterial Infections, Children's Health Care

'Super Bugs' Study Author Sharon Meropol, MD, PhD, Says a Seven-Fold Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Results in 20 Percent Longer Hospital Stays for Children

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Appendectomy, Appendicitis, Antibiotics, Children

Antibiotics Could Be Alternative to Surgery as Treatment for Appendicitis

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. The systematic review of existing literature is published in Pediatrics.

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Dermatology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, antibiotic resisistance, antiomicrobial resistanc, MRSA

Antibiotic Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Pediatric Skin Infections

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes complicated skin and skin structure infections. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial — the first of its kind — a multi-institution research team reports that daptomycin, part of a new class of antibiotics currently approved only for use in adults, is effective and well-tolerated in children.

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Doctors Prescribe More Antibiotics When Expectations Are High, Study Says

Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics when they believe there is a high expectation of it from their patients, even if they think the probability of bacterial infection is low and antibiotics would not be effective, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Antibiotic Resistance, Microbes, Infection, klebsiella pneumonia

Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fight Against Superbug

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer infection.

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Super Bug, MRSA, Mrsa Infections, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Marine Organisms, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

Compound from Deep-Water Marine Sponge Could Provide Antibacterial Solutions for MRSA

A compound extracted from a deep-water marine sponge collected near the Bahamas is showing potent antibacterial activity against the drug resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) also called the “super bug.”

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Penn Medicine, perelman school of medicine , Niacin

Penn Study Paints Clearer Picture of “NASTy” Side Effects from Well-Known Heart Drug

The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients abandoning the therapy. For decades, researchers looking to alleviate the effects surmised that the greater the redness or warmth, the worse the experience for the patient. However, surprising new results from Penn Medicine tell a different story: it is how fast the side effects appear immediately after taking the drug, which the team reports in a paper published online ahead of print in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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C. Difficile, CDI, C, Vancomycin, metronidazole, hospital-acquired infection

Routinely Prescribed Antibiotic May Not Be Best for Treating Severe C. diff Infections

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Over the past two decades there has been a sharp rise in the number and severity of infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile often shortened to C. diff now the most common hospital acquired infection in the United States. But a new study suggests that the most routinely prescribed antibiotic is not the best treatment for severe cases. Scientists at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and University of Utah School of Medicine report that patients with a severe C. diff infection (CDI) were less likely to die when treated with the antibiotic vancomycin compared to the standard treatment of metronidazole.







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