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2012-06-21 02:05:05

A potential new approach for treating urinary tract infections (UTIs) – which affect millions of people annually – without traditional antibiotics is being reported in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and would not contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance bacteria. Beat Ernst and colleagues explain that antibiotics are the mainstay treatment for UTIs. Bacteria, however, are...

2011-11-17 03:32:24

An experimental treatment for urinary tract infections has easily passed its first test in animals, alleviating weeks-long infections in mice in as little as six hours. "This drug can block the spread of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections far better than any other previously reported compound," says senior author Scott J. Hultgren, PhD, the Helen L Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "If it has similar effects...

2008-06-30 09:03:37

Pfizer Animal Health has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Convenia(R) (cefovecin sodium), the first and only antibiotic for dogs and cats available in a single veterinarian-administered injectable dose. Convenia provides up to 14 days of antibiotic treatment in a single dose for the most common skin infections in dogs and cats - the No. 1 reason pets are prescribed antibiotics.(1) By relieving pet owners of the often impractical responsibility of giving...

2008-06-24 15:03:08

BOSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health threats of the 21st century and the focus of today's Senate hearing, Emergence of the Superbug: Antimicrobial Resistance in the US. Resistant infections pose a threat to US healthcare's reliance on high tech medicine. Resistant bacteria also represent a potential resource for adversaries to exploit in building biological weapons. Over $20 billion is billed to Medicare annually for...

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