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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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The researchers note that 39.7 percent of patients received broad-spectrum antibiotics. There was an association between broad-spectrum antibiotics and increased mortality in both the unweighted multivariable model (odds ratio [OR], 3.8) and inverse-probability of treatment weighting analysis (odds ratio, 4.6).
Andr Singer, General Manager, World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress says: We are proud to provide this platform for promising antibiotic programs to be introduced to the AMR community, such as Recce Pharmaceuticals synthetic polymer program which has the potential of transforming the way superbugs are targeted, through a new class of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
The research project titled "Combating Antimicrobial Resistance Using Enhanced Guidelines and Stewardship", seeks to develop guidelines on appropriate use of antibiotics prescribed for common infections.The project team headed by Dr Jesse Gitaka, the principal investigator, will measure use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, antibiotic de-escalation, duration of hospital stay, and rates of re-admission in six selected hospitals.
'Antibiotics use in Pakistan is higher as many doctors prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics without proper diagnosis', he said, adding this was why a growing number of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea are becoming difficult to treat as the antibiotics become less effective.
"Antibiotics use in Pakistan is higher as many doctors prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics without proper diagnosis", he said, adding this was why a growing number of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea are becoming difficult to treat as the antibiotics become less effective.
There was a suggestion of a dose-response relationship for both narrowand broad-spectrum antibiotics because only at the higher antibiotic exposures did increased BMI-z reach statistical significance.
There was a suggestion of a dose-response relationship for both narrow- and broad-spectrum antibiotics because only at the higher antibiotic exposures did increased BMI-z reach statistical significance.
Beta lactam is a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics, consisting of all antibiotic agents that contain a beta-lactam ring in their molecular structures.
According to Motif Bio, in contrast to commonly used broad-spectrum antibiotics, this 'precision medicine' approach is consistent with antibiotic stewardship principles which, among other things, seek to reduce the inappropriate use of broad-spectrum products to avoid the build-up of resistance and to lessen the impact on the microbiome of the patient.
The results show that increased use of broad-spectrum antibiotics accounted for more than half (55%) of increased MRSA risk and more than one-third (35%) of the increased C.
The effects of an infected horsefly bite can include: * A raised and nasty rash * Dizziness * Shortage of breath * Weak and swollen limbs Treatments include antihistamine and steroid creams and in serious cases, broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Current treatments include antihistamine and steroid creams and in serious cases, broad-spectrum antibiotics. But with bacteria in our bodies becoming more resistant to these so-called wonder drugs, doctors have been left "scrabbling around" to find the right treatment to fight infections, ANTRUK says.