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2011-07-26 11:26:31

Cranberries have long been used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections (UTI), but a recent study indicates it may not be as potent as using antibiotics, according to various media reports. Dr. Marielle A. J. Beerepoot and her colleagues concluded in a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that cranberry supplements do however have benefits, they are less likely to have side effects and do not encourage the growth of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. For women who are...

2011-07-26 07:04:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In premenopausal women who have repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), the antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) appeared more effective than cranberry capsules for preventing recurrent infections, at the risk of contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to this study. Urinary tract infections are common in women, affecting nearly half at some point in their lives. The authors note that up to 30 percent of women develop recurrent UTIs (rUTIs), a...

2011-07-25 23:42:11

In premenopausal women who have repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs), the antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) appeared more effective than cranberry capsules for preventing recurrent infections, at the risk of contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to a report in the July 25 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Urinary tract infections are common in women, affecting nearly half at some point in their lives, according to...

2010-07-02 20:06:36

TMP-SMX antibiotic combination increases risk of severe hyperkalemia Older adults taking the antibiotic combination trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX)"”widely prescribed for urinary tract infections"”are at increased risk of elevated potassium levels, called hyperkalemia, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). "We found a significant risk of severe hyperkalemia associated with TMP-SMX,"...

2010-03-05 13:48:00

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In September 2009, all 28 conveniently located Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacies throughout Southern California began offering a free 14-day supply of selected antibiotics, including refills, to anyone with or without health insurance coverage who presented a prescription. Since the program's inception thousands of prescriptions have been filled. As a result of its success, this program remains in place to further provide customers with...

2005-10-18 22:14:15

A drug combination used to prevent pneumonia and opportunistic bacterial infection in persons with HIV/AIDS has unexpectedly been found to be highly effective at preventing malaria, according to a study published in the November 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. The combination, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TS), is known to reduce morbidity and mortality from certain opportunistic infections in HIV-infected individuals, and is widely recommended for...

2004-11-28 03:00:22

On July 26, 2003, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS) received a report that a local clinical laboratory had isolated from specimens Burkholderia pseudomallei, a category B biologic terrorism agent and the causative organism for melioidosis, which is endemic to certain tropical areas. Because laboratory workers had manipulated cultures of the organism, CDC was asked to assist in the subsequent investigation. This report summarizes the results of that investigation,...