Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Interdisciplinary approach decreases broad spectrum antibiotic usage

An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing decreased broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia ...

Medical research

Peptide derived from fungi kills TB bacteria

The discovery of the peptide as a possible future antibiotic was made by researchers who screened different antimicrobial peptides' ability to prevent the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The peptide they found comes ...

Pediatrics

Age, tympanogram may ID when to skip abx for acute otitis media

(HealthDay)—For young children with acute otitis media (AOM), older age and peaked tympanogram at entry are associated with reduced risk of treatment failure, according to research published online Aug. 8 in Pediatrics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fast break for antibiotic resistance testing

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia has developed a screening test that quickly confirms antibiotic efficacy. Their method is able to ensure the most effective antibiotics are prescribed sooner.

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