antibiotic antibiotic  /ˌæn ti bi ˈɑ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
  2. (adj) of or relating to antibiotic drugs

Usage(s):

  1. The vet recommends the antibiotic enrofloxacinthe animal version of Cipro.
  2. More and more antibiotics are less and less successful In the 1940s, when penicillin came into wide use, it was seen as the miracle drug to save the world from pneumococcal.
  3. Drug-resistant bugs are smart, so new types of antibiotics are finding ways to be smarter.

News

  1. Intervention Improves Adherence to Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Children

    An intervention consisting of clinician education coupled with personalized audit and feedback about antibiotic prescribing improved adherence to prescribing guidelines for common pediatric bacterial acute respiratory tract infections, although the intervention did not affect antibiotic prescribing for viral infections, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. Program helped limit antibiotic misuse in kids

    By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A one-hour educational session followed by personalized feedback helped pediatricians more closely align their antibiotic prescribing habits with national guidelines, in a new study. Researchers found fewer doctors in the program prescribed a drug that could increase the risk of antibiotic resistance for children with pneumonia or a sinus infection ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Training Pediatricians in Antibiotic Usage Improves Compliance with Prescription Guidelines, Say Children's Hospital ...

    As disease-causing microbes continue their worrisome trend of developing antibiotic resistance, public health experts are calling for more selective use of these medications. Educating pediatricians in their offices, and auditing their prescription patterns, encourages them to choose more appropriate antibiotics for children with common respiratory conditions. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "This is the most compelling evidence in nearly 25 years that a novel antibiotic drug combination works better than the current gold standard at curing active TB infection," study senior author Dr. Richard E. Chaisson, a professor of medicine,...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Johns Hopkins Source: Washington Post

  2. "I am glad that the FDA is acknowledging the devastating public health implications of antibiotic overuse in agriculture, and plans to take action to reduce this usage," Slaughter said in a statement. "The FDA has proposed good steps, but...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Louise Slaughter Source: Capital Press (subscription)

  3. "We don't wake up every morning to take an antibiotic to help ensure that we don't get sick......," said Florez, a Democrat from Shafter. "There are better ways than giving every single animal an antibiotic."
    on Apr 20, 2009 By: Dean Florez Source: BusinessWeek

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