Tag Archives: antibiotics

UTI research finds bacterial reservoir

Sufferers of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) could expect more effective treatments due to University of Queensland research. The university’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Professor Mark Schembri says UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections.  “They are a major burden on global healthcare and approximately 25 …

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Home administered IV antibiotics cheaper and safer for kids

Treating children with intravenous antibiotics at home is just as effective and safe as hospital treatment but substantially more cost-effective for families and hospitals, a new study has found. The study involved 188 children, aged six months to 18 years, who presented to The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) emergency department …

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Can new polymyxin antibiotic tackle superbugs?

The development of the new polymyxin is needed to meet an increasingly urgent healthcare need and Monash University today announced the grant of an exclusive licence of its portfolio of proprietary synthetic polymyxin antibiotics to a US-based biopharmaceutical company. The company, Qpex Biopharma is focused on developing new antibiotics to …

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Ongoing threat of antibiotic resistance

The most comprehensive report produced on the use and resistance trends of antimicrobials in Australia has found that their use in the community is falling, but they continue to be overprescribed, while some dangerous bacteria are growing increasingly resistant to common antibiotics.<intro> The report, Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia …

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Atlas: too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. <itals>The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report<itals> has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children …

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Atlas: Too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children and …

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