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"Trends in Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Prescribing for Children with Acute Otitis Media in the United States, 19982004." BMC Pediatrics 9 (1): 41.
One participant noted that broad-spectrum antibiotics are often chosen because less uncertainty exists regarding the adequacy of antimicrobial activity, which is why they may be commonly selected even if a narrow-spectrum agent is indicated.
Interaction between broad-spectrum antibiotics and the combined oral contraceptive pill.
The next time you end up with food poisoning, a urinary tract infection, or pneumonia, don't be surprised if the doctor prescribes a fluoroquinolone like the broad-spectrum antibiotic Cipro.
pylori, the broad-spectrum antibiotic Biaxin had worked.
Following D-PLEX[100] administration into the surgical site, the drug reservoir constantly releases the entrapped broad-spectrum antibiotic in a controlled manner over a predetermined period of four weeks, thus allowing prolonged infection management with increased potential to eradicate antibiotic resistant bacteria.
When the researchers looked at broad-spectrum antibiotic exposures--defined as "carbapenems, beta-lactams, beta-lactase inhibitors, tetracyclines, and so on"--those with ESBL infections were more likely to have broad-spectrum antibiotic exposures in the month prior to their infection, which was not the case for those with ampC infections.
Scientists said this could explain why active dermcidin is such an efficient broad-spectrum antibiotic, able to fend off bacteria and fungi at the same time.
Half of patients received an antibiotic for their cough, and half the time, it was a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Taigen said that Nemonoxacin is a novel broad-spectrum antibiotic under development for respiratory infections.
The broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline is commonly used in animal production, antimicrobial therapy, and for curing arthropods infected with bacterial endosymbionts such as Wolbachia.
He was started on a broad-spectrum antibiotic followed by empiric tuberculosis treatment, but continued to be very unwell with high swinging fevers.
In terms of broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing, the internists had a 1.6 odds ratio, compared with general and family physicians.
coil bacterium, transforming this run-of-the-mill microbe into an organism that can churn out new precursors of erythromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic and penicillin substitute, thus demonstrating a powerful tool for developing novel antibiotics to combat bacteria that have become resistant to overused ones.