Cardiology

Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to dental patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children with childhood leukemia benefit from prophylactic antibiotics

Prophylactic antibiotics significantly reduce the risk of serious bacterial infections in children during the critical first month of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research brings important changes to national dentistry guidelines

Pressure from academics at the University of Sheffield and national charity Heart Research UK has helped bring about a change in advice to dentists about giving antibiotics to heart patients undergoing dental treatment.

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