Latest Broad-spectrum antibiotic Stories

2014-09-29 20:23:05

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Repeated exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with early childhood obesity, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in a retrospective study based on data from electronic health records from the extensive CHOP Care Network. The researchers found that children with four or more exposures to broad spectrum antibiotics during infancy were particularly more likely...

2013-12-04 16:01:15

Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease, according to a study by a team of Swedish researchers published ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. In the study, which involved following 42 children from birth to 1 ½ or 3 years, the investigators found that C. difficile strains persisted for more than six months...

Battling Overuse Of Antibiotics
2013-11-18 11:45:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been warning for years about the overuse of antibiotics and a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the more judicious use of the bacteria-battling drugs. In the report, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, scientists from the AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases noted many children and adults are given antibiotics for symptoms caused by viruses. This practice...

2013-06-12 10:52:57

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 affect antibiotic prescribing for viral infections, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA. "Antibiotics are the most common prescription drugs given to children. Although hospitalized children frequently receive...

2012-04-27 21:56:14

Greatly reduced sperm viability caused by tetracycline passes from father to son in pseudoscorpions In a paper published today in Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno report that male pseudoscorpions treated with the antibiotic tetracycline suffer significantly reduced sperm viability and pass this toxic effect on to their untreated sons. They suggest that a similar effect could occur in humans and other species. "This is the...

2012-01-25 04:52:02

A new method for identifying bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) will lead to much faster, more effective treatment as well as a reduction in costs. The procedure, described in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, could eventually be used for the identification of micro-organisms in other bodily fluids, including blood and spinal fluid. Scientists at the University Hospital Essen in Germany tested urine samples from in-house patients and were able to effectively separate...

2011-05-25 15:04:27

Two new studies led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found some antibiotics may be overused for children with asthma and urinary tract infections. The findings raise concerns around breeding drug resistance in children and underscore the need for pediatricians to take a more prudent approach when prescribing antibiotic medications. In the case of asthma, the findings have led to a new trial, in which the value of targeted antibiotics is being tested. Both...

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