Why a common antibiotic treating diarrhea is failing

In the world of superbugs (bacteria that has grown resistant to antibiotics) Clostridioides difficile, a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis, is among the most stubborn. In 2013 the Centers for Disease Control called ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seven-day metronidazole better for trichomoniasis tx in women

(HealthDay)—A seven-day dose of metronidazole is associated with a reduced likelihood of being Trichomonas vaginalis-positive at test-of-cure compared with single-dose treatment, according to a study published online Oct. ...

Medical research

New more effective antimicrobials might rise from old

By tinkering with their chemical structures, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have essentially re-invented a class of popular antimicrobial drugs, restoring and in some cases, expanding ...


Article examines fecal microbiota transplantation

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has emerged as a highly effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, with very early experience suggesting that it may also play a role in treating ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High H. pylori cure rate for nonbismuth quadruple Tx

(HealthDay)—Optimized nonbismuth quadruple regimens, either hybrid or concomitant, have a cure rate of more than 90 percent for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, according to a study published in the July issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using human stool to treat C. diff is safe, effective

A novel therapy that uses donated human stool to treat the deadly and contagious C.diff infection is safe and highly effective, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

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