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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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Subjects were given broad-spectrum antibiotics in 28.
Whilst needing to be validated by further studies, the results of this study suggest that the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in an outpatient, primary care setting before the age of 24 months may be associated with increased risk of childhood obesity.
Some sunscreens with an SPF in the 2-14 range that pass the FDA's broad-spectrum test can be labeled as such, she said, but they will not be able to make claims related to skin cancer protection or anti-aging protection, according to the FDA rules.
Extended broad-spectrum [beta]-lactamases conferring transferable resistance to newer [beta]-lactam agents in Enterobaeteriaceae: hospital prevalence and susceptibility patterns.
offers safe, broad-spectrum effectivness and is the first choice for common infections.
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One is continued intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy.
Given the increase in multidrug resistance among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates, official recommendations increasingly advise potent, broad-spectrum drugs, such as an extended-spectrum cephalosporin or a fluoroquinolone that's active against respiratory pathogens.
All patients had been admitted to the ICU and treated with intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics (cefuroxime, ampicillin/sulbactam, ampicillin/chloramphenicol, or clindamycin), humidification, and elevation of the head of the bed; 19 of the 29 patients (66%; all adults) had also been infused with an intravenous corticosteroid.
76%), among those who did receive antibiotics, black children were significantly less likely than nonblack children to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics (42% vs.
BASF has rolled out Z-Cote LSA, its latest inorganic, broad-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light filter.