Felipe Teran on Twitter: "Muehlbauer: Dose appropriately. Never use renal dose of abx as first dose in the ED #FOAMed #InfectiousDisease" Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy. Antibiotics represent one of the most successful forms of therapy in medicine.
But the efficiency of antibiotics is compromised by a growing number of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Antibiotic resistance, which is implicated in elevated morbidity and mortality rates as well as in the increased treatment costs, is considered to be one of the major global public health threats (www.who.int/drugresistance/en/) and the magnitude of the problem recently prompted a number of international and national bodies to take actions to protect the public ( Understanding the mechanisms by which bacteria successfully defend themselves against the antibiotic assault represent the main theme of this eBook published as a Research Topic in Frontiers in Microbiology: Antimicrobials, Resistance, and Chemotherapy.
The articles in the eBook update the reader on various aspects and mechanisms of antibiotic resistance. Andy the Android Emulator. Amiloide y propiedades antibacterianas. Abstract Antimicrobial proteins and peptides (AMPs) are important effectors of the innate immune system that play a vital role in the prevention of infections.
Recent advances have highlighted the similarity between AMPs and amyloid proteins. Using the Eosinophil Cationic Protein as a model, we have rationalized the structure-activity relationships between amyloid aggregation and antimicrobial activity. Our results show how protein aggregation can induce bacteria agglutination and cell death. Using confocal and total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy we have tracked the formation in situ of protein amyloid-like aggregates at the bacteria surface and on membrane models. Author Summary Microbial infections are reported among the worst human diseases and cause millions of deaths per year over the world. Figures Citation: Torrent M, Pulido D, Nogués MV, Boix E (2012) Exploring New Biological Functions of Amyloids: Bacteria Cell Agglutination Mediated by Host Protein Aggregation.
El uso de antibióticos en los animales criados para la alimentación Escrutinio desafía. But instead of a learning from a broad national inquiry into a troubling trend, scientists said they were stymied by a lack of the most basic element of research: solid data.
Eighty percent of the antibiotics sold in the United States goes to chicken, pigs, cows and other animals that people eat, yet producers of meat and poultry are not required to report how they use the drugs — which ones, on what types of animal, and in what quantities. This dearth of information makes it difficult to document the precise relationship between routine antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic-resistant infections in people, scientists say. Advocates contend that there is already overwhelming epidemiological evidence linking the two, something that even the Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged, and that further study, while useful for science, is not essential for decision making. CMI y pronostico en Gram negativos. American Society for Microbiology:Antibiotic residues in sausage meat may promote pathogen survival. CONTACT: Jim Sliwajsliwa@asmusa.org WASHINGTON, DC – August 28, 2012 --Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat are potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria that processors add to acidify the sausage to make it safe for consumption, according to a study to be published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on August 28.
Sausage manufacturers commonly inoculate sausage meat with lactic-acid-producing bacteria in an effort to control the fermentation process so that the final product is acidic enough to kill pathogens that might have existed in the raw meat. By killing the bacteria that produce lactic acid, antibiotic residues can allow pathogenic bacteria to proliferate. "At low concentrations and at regulatory levels set by authorities, we could see that the lactic acid bacteria are more susceptible to the antibiotics than the pathogens are," says Hanne Ingmer, of the University of Copenhagen, a researcher on the study.
Fluoroquinolone therapy and idiosyncratic acute liver injury: a population-based study. Antibiotics - The Perfect Storm: Fluoroquinolones - More Toxic than Ketek? An article just published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that, at least among patients older than 65 years of age, serious liver toxicity occurs at a rate of 7.98-8.62 per 100,000 patients treated with levofloxacin and moxifloxacin respectively compared with 6.44 per 100,000 for cefuroxime, a B-lactam usually considered to be safe.
But clarithromycin, a macrolide, a class known to be associated with rare toxic liver reactions, had a rate of 3.95 per 100,000 patients treated in this large Canadian study. Of course these rates are low overall – about 10 fold lower than the rates of fatal aplastic anemia we used to see with chloramphenicol (for those of you who remember back that far). But more fascinating to me is that the rates of serious liver toxicity associated with these fluoroquinolones are all higher by several fold than the rate estimated for telithromycin (Ketek) liver toxicity.
Guía para el control de Enterobacterias resistentes al Carbapenem. Artículo Aclaración: a menos que se especifique lo contrario, se denomina servicios de salud a todos los hospitales de agudos y a cualquier centro de atención a largo plazo que atienden a los pacientes que permanecen durante la noche y requieren atención médica o de enfermería regular (mantenimiento de los dispositivos permanentes, inyecciones intravenosas, cuidado de heridas, etc.).
Esto incluye a todos los hospitales de atención de agudos y centros de enfermería especializada (incluyendo ciertos servicios de rehabilitación), pero en general, excluye a los servicios de vida asistida y a los hogares de ancianos que no brindan más que una atención médica básica. Por otra parte, el uso de este conjunto de herramientas no se aplica a centros de atención ambulatoria. Antecedentes La aparición y diseminación de la resistencia al carbapenem en las Enterobcteiraceae en los Estados Unidos representa un gran peligro para la salud pública.
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