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Discovery of a crucial immune reaction when solid food is introduced that prevents inflammatory disorders
In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk components. (2019-03-19)
Fountain of youth for heart health may lie in the gut
As our collection of resident gut bacteria changes with age, it increasingly produces harmful metabolites that damage veins and blood vessels, driving disease, a new study suggests (2019-03-19)
Partial oral antibiotic therapy safe and effective in infectious endocarditis
Patients with an infection of the inner lining on the left side of the heart (endocarditis) who were switched from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy had better long-term survival and fewer complications than similar patients who remained on conventional intravenous antibiotic therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Antibiotic envelope markedly cuts risk of cardiac device-related infection
Encasing cardiac devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators in an 'envelope' --a mesh sleeve embedded with antibiotics -- reduces the risk of major device-related infection by 40 percent within one year with no increase in complications, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Children's noses hold clues to serious lung infections, study shows
Tiny organisms in a child's nose could offer clues to improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, research shows. (2019-03-15)
Bacteria 'trap' could help slow down antibiotic resistance
Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. (2019-03-14)
Research demonstrates how immunotherapy may be effective for fighting TB
New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body's immune system, helping fight off the disease. (2019-03-14)
Reducing the burden of tuberculosis treatment
A research team led by MIT has developed a device that can lodge in the stomach and deliver antibiotics to treat tuberculosis, which they hope will make it easier to cure more patients and reduce health care costs. (2019-03-13)
Drug-delivering device streamlines tuberculosis treatment in pigs
Scientists have created a retrievable, wire-like device that safely resides in the stomach and releases large dosages of drugs over several weeks. (2019-03-13)
Research shines light on preventing infection after miscarriage
New international guidelines on how to provide treatment for women having miscarriage surgery are needed after a large-scale international trial led by the University of Birmingham. (2019-03-13)
Study: Life-saving antibiotic receives new use guidelines from researchers around world
An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. (2019-03-08)
Gene identified that increases risk of antibiotic reaction
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have identified a gene that increases the risk for a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction to the commonly prescribed antibiotic vancomycin. (2019-03-08)
Researchers discover a new mechanism used by bacteria to evade antibiotics
Antibiotics survival mechanism: UC San Diego researchers have discovered an unexpected mechanism that allows bacteria to defend themselves against antibiotics, a surprise finding that could lead to retooled drugs to treat infectious diseases. (2019-03-07)
Diagnostic uncertainty in children with fever impacts health service resources
The management of febrile illness (fever) in children has a substantial impact on National Health Services resources, predominantly due to diagnostic uncertainty resulting from a lack of accurate tests to distinguish between viral and bacterial illness, a new study reports. (2019-03-06)
A 'Post-Antibiotic World?'
The products of wastewater treatment have been found to contain trace amounts of antibiotic resistant DNA. (2019-03-06)
New sanitation system halves healthcare associated infections and cuts costs by 75 percent
The spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals can be limited by sanitation methods that remodulate the hospital microbiota, leading to lower antimicrobial consumption and costs, according to a paper in Infection and Drug Resistance co-authored by two Bocconi University scholars. (2019-02-28)
Gonorrhoea: Drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe
Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. (2019-02-28)
AU researchers develop genetic test to detect antimicrobial resistance
Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesses. (2019-02-28)
Delaying or withholding antibiotics for over-65s with urinary infection linked to sepsis
Delaying or witholding antibiotics for over 65s with symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) appears to be associated with higher risk of bloodstream infection (sepsis) and death, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-02-27)
Many antibiotic courses for common infections not in line with guidelines
Many antibiotic courses prescribed for common infections treated in English primary care (general practices and community services) exceed the recommended guidelines, reveals a study in The BMJ today. (2019-02-27)
Early use of antibiotics in elderly patients with UTIs associated with reduced risk of sepsis
Prescribing antibiotics immediately for elderly patients with urinary tract infections is linked with a reduced risk of sepsis and death, compared with patients who receive antibiotics in the days following diagnosis, or none at all. (2019-02-27)
You probably don't have a penicillin allergy
Two McMaster University physicians have five facts about penicillin allergy published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). (2019-02-25)
Surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in adults is effective and safe
There has been a growing debate over whether uncomplicated appendicitis should be treated with antibiotics rather than surgery. (2019-02-25)
Correct antibiotic dosing could preserve lung microbial diversity in cystic fibrosis
Children and young adults with cystic fibrosis whose lung infections were treated with suboptimal doses of antibiotics had fewer changes in lung microbial diversity during the IV treatment, and their microbial diversity levels were higher 30 days later, a multi-institutional study that includes Children's researchers shows. (2019-02-22)
Unnecessary testing for UTIs cut by nearly half
Over-testing for urinary tract infections (UTIs) leads to unnecessary antibiotic use, which spreads antibiotic resistance. (2019-02-21)
Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment
Triclosan exposure may inadvertently drive bacteria into a state in which they are able to tolerate normally lethal concentrations of antibiotics -- including those antibiotics that are commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). (2019-02-21)
Cocktail of common antibiotics can fight resistant E. coli
Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able to eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli causing urinary tract infections. (2019-02-20)
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights into how germs adapt and behave at a level of detail never seen before. (2019-02-18)
Antibiotic resistances spread faster than so far thought
By studying fish raised in aquaculture, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Campinas in Brazil have shed new light on the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred between bacteria. (2019-02-18)
Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that many patients still head home with prescriptions for the drugs -- increasing their risk of everything from 'superbug' infections to torn tendons. (2019-02-13)
BFU physicists developed a new method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria
A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University suggested a method to quickly identify single antibiotic-resistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis. (2019-02-13)
Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks
In a new study published in the journal Health Economics, researchers at CDDEP, the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak. (2019-02-12)
Online support for GPs reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions
New research from King's College London, published today in The BMJ, shows that electronically-delivered prescribing feedback and online decision support for GPs reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory illness. (2019-02-12)
Hard-to-detect antibiotic resistance an underestimated clinical problem
When antibiotics are used to treat bacteria susceptible to them, the treatment usually works. (2019-02-11)
Tuberculosis: Inhibiting host cell death with immunotherapy
DZIF scientists from the University Hospital Cologne are working on an immunotherapy that supports antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis. (2019-02-11)
Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment
A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. (2019-02-08)
Review finds antibiotic development increased, but insufficient
While the pipeline of new antibiotics has improved over the past six years, momentum in the development of new infection-fighting agents remains inadequate and could take a significant downturn without new incentives, a report released in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows. (2019-02-06)
Time-lapse microscopy helps reveal brake mechanism in Streptomyces lifecycle
Streptomyces are soil-dwelling bacteria that produce approximately two-thirds of the antibiotics in current clinical use. (2019-02-05)
Group B streptococcus test for pregnant women: advantage of universal screening unclear
Informative studies are still lacking for the comparison with the currently used risk-based strategy. (2019-02-05)
Feces transplantation: Effective treatment facing an uncertain future
In the right intestines, feces can save lives. This is shown by a new study of feces transplantation and the life-threatening intestinal disease Clostridium difficile. (2019-02-05)
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