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Antibiotic could be repurposed and added to tuberculosis treatment arsenal

Research has found fidaxomicin, an antibiotic usually used to treat bowel infections, prevents growth of resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) in the lab. Published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, the research found that fidaxomicin was more effective than existing tuberculosis (TB) medication at preventing growth of the bacterium that causes TB. Researchers compared […]

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Decision-support tool could reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for child diarrhea

A decision-support tool that could be accessed via mobile devices may help clinicians in lower-resource settings avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with diarrhea, a study published today in eLife shows. The preliminary findings suggest that incorporating real-time environmental, epidemiologic, and clinical data into an easy-to-access, electronic tool could help clinicians appropriately treat children with […]

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Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying disease rather than being a disease itself. It is characterized by various soft or loud sounds in the ears of the patient when there is no such sound in the environment. Around 15 per cent of people experience tinnitus at some stage of life and it's more likely […]

Health Problems

Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying disease rather than being a disease itself. It is characterized by various soft or loud sounds in the ears of the patient when there is no such sound in the environment. Around 15 per cent of people experience tinnitus at some stage of life and it's more likely […]

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Antibiotic Therapy Before Age 2 May Affect Child Health

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 — Exposure to antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with an increased risk for several health conditions during childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Zaira Aversa, M.D., Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a […]

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Clinicians who prescribe unnecessary antibiotics fuel future antibiotic use

Receiving an initial antibiotic prescription for a viral acute respiratory infection—the type of infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics—increases the likelihood that a patient or their spouse will seek care for future such infections and will receive subsequent antibiotic prescriptions, according to the findings of a study from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. […]

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Mechanical, oral antibiotic bowel prep yields no benefit for colectomy

(HealthDay)—Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation (MOABP) does not reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) or the overall morbidity of colon surgery versus no bowel preparation (NBP), according to a study published online Aug. 8 in The Lancet. Laura Koskenvuo, M.D., from University of Helsinki, and colleagues randomly assigned (1:1) 396 patients undergoing colon resection to […]