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Antibiotics

Runner Thanks NHS Teams Who Saved His Life

A MARATHON runner says he was lucky to end up in hospital when he did, after his tonsillitis infection spread to his heart and caused it to start shutting down. Alan Day was an avid runner, 30 years old, and outwardly seemed fit and healthy when he developed the throat…
bubmag
September 2, 2021
Antibiotics

Virus or Bacterium? Rapid Test Pinpoints Infection’s Cause

A generation of new tests could lessen overuse of antibiotics Credit: Thomas Fuchs Runny nose, cough, fever: patients show up in clinics every day with these classic symptoms of respiratory infection. But is the culprit a bacterium, which can be attacked with antibiotics, or a virus, which is harder to…
bubmag
August 31, 2021
Antibiotics

Global call to reduce antimicrobial use in healthy animals

World leaders have called for an urgent reduction in the amount of antimicrobial drugs, including antibiotics, used in food systems. The Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance said countries must stop the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs to promote growth in healthy animals. The request from the group, which was created…
bubmag
August 28, 2021
Antibiotics

EAACI Review Urges Reduction in Antibiotic Overuse With Allergy

Urgent recommendations from a European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) task force are aimed at reducing antibiotic overuse with allergic disease. Top recommendations include limiting antibiotic therapy in pregnancy and early childhood to help reduce the allergy epidemic in children, and restricting antibiotic therapy in exacerbations and chronic…
bubmag
August 27, 2021
Antibiotics

Some Antibiotics May Affect Immunogenicity in IBD

The use fluoroquinolones or macrolides reduced immunogenicity risk in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on anti–tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy, according to data from nearly 2,000 individuals. Anti-TNF therapy with monoclonal antibodies is an established treatment for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but approximately 40% of patients fail to respond…
bubmag
August 24, 2021
Antibiotics

Bladder organoids to study UTIs in a more controlled way

Urinary Tract infection (UTI), the most common bacterial infection in any part of the urinary system. Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics. In most cases, UTIs are caused by viruses or fungi such as Escherichia coli or E. coli. The E. Coli bacterium infects cells that line the…
bubmag
August 9, 2021
Antibiotics

Genetic factor undermines H. pylori treatment

Histopathology of Helicobacter pylori infection in a gastric foveolar pit demonstrated in endoscopic gastric biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia. Helicobacter pylori, a stomach-dwelling bacterium, is a strong risk factor for gastric cancer, peptic ulcers and other debilitating gastrointestinal disorders. Yet efforts to eradicate it using a combination of antibiotics and proton pump…
bubmag
August 6, 2021
Antibiotics

Like ‘Final Destination’

B.J. Penn has recently revealed that he got seriously injured last year while he was in a wave pool, of all places. The former two-division UFC champion detailed the unusual incident, which he likened to the movie series Final Destination. Penn says he nearly died and suffered multiple fractures, after…
bubmag
August 2, 2021