broad-spectrum antibiotic


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broad-spectrum antibiotic

[¦brȯd ¦spek·trəm ‚ant·i·bī′äd·ik]
(microbiology)
An antibiotic that is effective against both gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial species.
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One of the most concerning findings in the recent literature is increased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat common RTIs (Mainous et al.
Our study shows that PCPs do not always adhere to guidelines because they believe broad-spectrum antibiotics may be more likely to cure an infection, a finding corroborated by the well-documented overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics (23).
Like the broad-spectrum antibiotic with which Mary Stolberg (now Mary Stolberg, Ph.D.) cured her Crohn's disease, the broad sweep of Dr.
It may also lead to patients seeking repeat visits after 4 days, or asking for a "better" antibiotic after 8 or 9 days, which results in more prescriptions for broad-spectrum antibiotics.
After treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics he was started on chemotherapy.
"Our findings show high rates of broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribing, even among conditions for which antibiotic therapy is not indicated at all," such as the common cold and bronchitis, Dr.
However, our data suggest that regardless of the duration between episodes, there is no benefit in using a broad-spectrum antibiotic instead of a first-line agent, such as amoxicillin or SMX-TMP, for recurrent otitis media after a previously resistant episode.
Investigators found that age, sex, and insurance type were not factors in the association between broad-spectrum antibiotic intake and readmission within 30 days.
Vigorous intravenous fluid resuscitation was instituted, along with insulin and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy.
Although one case is not enough to substantiate recommendations, we believe that the appropriate authorities should require airline companies to add a broad-spectrum antibiotic preparation to the emergency kit.
Due to chloramphenicol's potency and the lack of a known safe level of human exposure, the broad-spectrum antibiotic is reserved for the treatment of serious infections.
One is continued intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy.