Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Optimizing antibiotic use and combating antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest problems facing medicine today. A major threat comes from over-use of antibiotics in healthcare. A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has provided a set of recommendations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics: Why asking doctors' to prescribe less is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because ...

Medications

Antibiotic overuse is high for common urology procedures

A new study suggests that antibiotics are being overused in up to 60 percent of patients undergoing common urological procedures. The study, led by Daniel Livorsi, MD, University of Iowa assistant professor of internal medicine, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why you shouldn't take antibiotics for colds and flu

Winter is well and truly on its way. For many, this conjures up images of log fires, mistletoe and festive feasts. But it can also mean cold, damp mornings, short hours of daylight and the dreaded cold and flu season.

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