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Category list : Drug resistance

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  •  Woman getting advice (Robert Kneschke/Dreamstime.com)

    Patients need better antibiotics advice and support

    18 NOV 2011 11:55

    Pharmacists and GPs should manage patient needs and expectations relating to antibiotic prescribing in an attempt to tackle increasing antimicrobial resistance, according to an expert group that convened recently at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

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    Petition drums up parliamentary support for antibiotics development

    15 NOV 2011 15:40

    A petition calling for Government to support the discovery and development of new antibiotics, which was presented to Downing Street last week (9 November 2011), has resulted in the tabling of an Early Day Motion on the issue.

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    Pharmacists have a critical role in the conservation of effective antibiotics

    13 OCT 2011 13:59

    In these days of speed and efficiency in community pharmacy, we all breathe a sigh of relief when we get a quick, easy prescription for an antibiotic. However, we should really stop and consider this prescription, because it could require an important clinical intervention.

  • Which antibiotics and vaccines should be used for meningococcal disease? Subscription

    1 OCT 2011

    A local GP has telephoned to arrange for a four-year-old boy to be admitted to the paediatric ward with suspected meningitis. The child has had a fever, loss of appetite and nausea since yesterday but in the past four hours his condition has deteriorated.

  • Cranberry capsules (Barbara Delgado-millea|Dreamstime.com)

    Further evidence backs antibiotics over cranberries for UTI

    26 JUL 2011 16:50

    Taking antibiotics for 12 months appears to be more effective at preventing recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) in premenopausal women than taking cranberry capsules, but carries a threefold greater risk of antibiotic resistance.

  • New super gonorrhea immune to antibiotics

    13 JUL 2011

    A brand new "super" kind of gonorrhea has been discovered. The disease is resistant to all recognized remedies. According to medical experts, this brand new strain could become a worldwide health threat.

  • Antibiotics no substitute for appendicectomy, say researchers

    13 MAY 2011 9:35

    Antibiotic therapy for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is no substitute for conventional appendicectomy, according to results of an open-label randomised, non inferiority study of 243 patients assessed by CT scan at six university hospitals in France.

  • Antibiotics reduce Staphylococcus colonisation in patients with acne

    5 MAY 2011 12:57

    Long-term use of antibiotics for the treatment of acne is associated with a reduced prevalence of colonisation with Staphylococcus aureus, according to a paper published online in the Archives of Dermatology (11 April 2011).

  • Antibiotics can improve symptom resolution in otitis media

    4 FEB 2011 7:03

    Treatment of children suffering from otitis media with amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid can reduce the time to resolution of symptoms, conclude the authors of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2011;364:105).

  • WHO Geneva HQ

    WHO calls for international action against antimicrobial resistance

    24 AUG 2010 12:57

    International measures to combat antimicrobial resistance, including introducing or enforcing legislation to stop the sale of antibiotics without a prescription have been called for by the World Health Organization.

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