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2012-02-13 06:40:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study has discovered that short-term use of the antibiotic cefpodoxime for treatment of bladder infections (uncomplicated cystitis) in women did not meet criteria for achieving clinical cure compared to ciproflaxacin, a drug classified as fluoroquinolone antibiotics, that is under concern for overuse and resulting in an increase in resistance rates. While fluoroquinolone has minimal adverse drug reactions when used in a 3-day regimen and high efficacy rates,...

2012-02-07 23:19:50

Short-term use of the antibiotic cefpodoxime for the treatment of women with uncomplicated cystitis (bladder infection) did not meet criteria for noninferiority for achieving clinical cure compared with ciprofloxacin, a drug in the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics for which there have been concerns about overuse and a resulting increase in resistance rates, according to a study in the February 8 issue of JAMA. The criteria for noninferiority was if the efficacy of cefpodoxime had been...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Taneja, Neelam Sharma, Meera ESBLs are beta-lactamases capable of conferring bacterial resistance to the penicillins, first-, second-, and third- generation cephalosporins, and aztreonam (but not the cephamycins or carbapenems) by hydrolysis of these antibiotics, and are inhibited by beta-lactamase inhibitors such as clavulanic acid. First described in Germany (1983) and France (1985) among Klebsiella spp., ESBLs exist in every region of the world and in most genera of enterobacteria....


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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