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Scientists find new way to attack antibiotic-resistant lung infections

Canadian scientists have discovered a possible way to break through the defences of some antibiotic-resistant respiratory infections.
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Mother's milk has been found to contain natural antibiotics that could be used in the battle to fight drug-resistant diseases, a study by Vanderbilt University in the US has found.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
(Natural News) Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine are saying that next-generation probiotics can reduce the risk of becoming infected with the bacterium Clostridium difficile, also known a C. difficile or C. diff. This is a common bacterial infection which causes gastrointestinal issues such as bowel discomfort and diarrhea. Treatment for the condition usually...
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Source: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusions The most components of the essential oils belong to oxygenated monoterpenes. Linalool formate, carvone, and α-terpineol are found as the most abundant compounds in the oils of the different parts of E. sayapensis. The rhizomes oil can prevent the growth of wide spectrum microorganisms; however, the oils are not highly potent in antioxidant assays.
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2017 Source:Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology Author(s): Swetha K. Maddili, Leela Prasad Yandrati, Shakuntala Siddam, Vijaya Kumar Kannekanti, Himabindu Gandham A series of Mannich bases of imidazo[2, l-b]benzothiazoles were prepared through one-pot multi-component reaction in the presence of water as an eco-friendly solvent. All the synthesized compounds were confirmed from IR, 1HNMR, 13CNMR, and Mass spectroscopy. Evaluation of in vitro anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activities of all the synthesized derivatives was further accomplished. These result...
Source: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2017 Source:Pharmacological Research Author(s): Cecilia Mantegazza, Paola Molinari, Enza D’Auria, Micol Sonnino, Lorenzo Morelli Antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD) is a common complication in childhood in the outpatient and inpatient settings. This review provides up to date information on the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of AAD, including that from Clostridium Difficile, in children. The most recently systematic reviews and subsequently published randomized controlleds trials are considered. Different single and multistrain probiotics are described...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
(BLL Partners, LLC) Top experts in infection prevention and healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) are meeting in Dallas next week at the Healthcare Surfaces Summit 2017 to identify ways to reduce the rising menace from surface-spread healthcare-acquired superbug infections. Interdisciplinary teams representing multiple areas of expertise will collaborate to formulate integrated, actionable solutions from a holistic perspective. An HAI survivor and activist will keynote, illustrating the human and social costs of these devastating, but preventable diseases.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Abstract Acute suppurative bacterial dacryoadenitis (ASBD) with abscess formation is rarely seen in clinical practice. A retrospective review of medical records in the past 8 years identified two unilateral cases in children, one developed presumably after methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) conjunctivitis and the other due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infection. Computerized tomography scans showed globe indentation by the enlarged lacrimal glands with rim-enhancing lesions. After failing to respond to intravenous antibiotics, both abscesses resolved p...
Source: Orbit - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Orbit Source Type: research
Conclusion Based on these observations, citral could be a lead candidate phytomolecule for further developing it into an anti-staphylococcal agent. The observations of combination study will help in reducing the burden of antibiotics leading to delayed resistance development. Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 October 2017 Source:International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 531, Issue 1 Author(s): Paul Cătălin Balaure, Bianca Boarca, Roxana Cristina Popescu, Diana Savu, Roxana Trusca, Bogdan Ștefan Vasile, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban, Alexandra Bolocan, Ecaterina Andronescu The increasing rate of antibiotic resistant bacteria associated with nosocomial infections in severely ill patients has urged the need for new antibacterial therapies. Nanostructured materials represent emerging innovative approaches to controlled delivery of different antimicrobial drugs. Delivery systems encapsul...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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