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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,"...

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...

2005-07-19 14:49:31

A new study has shown that a prescription of antibiotics taken within the previous two months doubles the chances of patients carrying antibiotic resistant bacteria. The same effect was not seen in patients who had had antibiotics prescribed within the previous 12 months. While information from large data sets suggest that high levels of antibiotic use is related to antibiotic resistance, this is the first time that the risk to the individual has been assessed. The study looked at whether GP...


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