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Single Dose of Azithromycin Effective for Latent Yaws Single Dose of Azithromycin Effective for Latent Yaws
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No Added Value of a Macrolide in Pediatric Pneumonia No Added Value of a Macrolide in Pediatric Pneumonia
The combination of a macrolide like azithromycin with a beta-lactam is no more effective than a beta-lactam alone in treating children hospitalized with pneumonia, according to results from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community Study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Azithromycin Tied to Poor Airflow Decline - Free Survival After HSCT
Worse airflow decline - free survival than placebo after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Azithromycin Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant
TUESDAY, Aug. 8, 2017 -- An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients'risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired. French researchers explored the potential of administering the antibiotic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Azithromycin Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - July 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone Resistance in N gonorrhoeae Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone Resistance in N gonorrhoeae
Azithromycin and ceftriaxone are the recommended treatment options for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, but treatment failures have been reported.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Asthma Breakthrough: Azithromycin Improves Quality of Life for Asthma Patients
News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Gonorrhea Becoming More Difficult To Treat With Antibiotics
CBS Local — Gonorrhea is becoming more difficult to treat with antibiotics and for some patients it’s become impossible, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Three forms of bacteria known as “superbugs” that cannot be killed by the best available gonorrhea medicine have been detected in Spain, France and Japan, according to the WHO. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist for the WHO, in a press release. Analysi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Dan Corey Medicine STDs Source Type: news

Add-On Azithromycin Associated with Fewer Asthma Exacerbations (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Addition of azithromycin is associated with fewer asthma exacerbations in patients on dual maintenance therapy, according to a Lancet study.Over 400 adults with symptomatic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Azithromycin 1g as a Treatment for Bacterial STIs Azithromycin 1g as a Treatment for Bacterial STIs
This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of azithromycin 1g for bacterial STIs.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Apr 21 Cardiology News Apr 21 Cardiology News
High-sensitivity troponin, statin eligibility, FDA letter to Abbott, azithromycin risks, trans-fat ban, and trust in medical science are discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort
That's compared with amoxicillin; the risk of ventricular arrhythmias vs no antibiotic use was about twofold and likely due to patient illness, say researchers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study: Azithromycin not linked to abnormal heartbeat
Researchers have found the commonly-used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat, study shows
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, a new study finds. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is often used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Azithromycin Not Linked to Ventricular Arrhythmia, Study Suggests (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Azithromycin does not seem to be associated with increased risk for ventricular arrhythmia, according to a case-control study in the Canadian Medical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cat Scratch Disease
Cat scratch disease is an infection transmitted by cat scratches and bites. The lesion is usually small and less than 1 cm in length. It is normally a benign, self-limiting illness lasting for about 6-12 weeks. It is caused by an exposure to bartonella henselae bacteria. Scratches or bites from an infected cat can cause symptoms in people including swollen and draining lymph nodes, fever, fatigue and headache. Swollen, tender, or hard lymph nodes could be confused with a soft tissue tumor. Regional Lymphadenopathy (main clinical feature) These areas of lymph node concentration include cervical nodes, axillary node...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prophylaxis for C-Section: Might Broader Be Better? Prophylaxis for C-Section: Might Broader Be Better?
Azithromycin in addition to standard antibiotic prophylaxis before nonelective cesarean delivery was associated with lower rates of postoperative infection.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antibiotic gel prevents borreliosis resulting from tick bites
An antibiotic gel based on azithromycin, an antibiotic with antibacterial properties, helps to prevent the onset of Lyme borreliosis following a tick bite, finds new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Re-emergence of syphilis traced to pandemic strain cluster
Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: syphilis. Using techniques to analyze low levels of DNA, an international research team has now shown that all syphilis strains from modern patient samples share a common ancestor from the 1700s. Furthermore, their research demonstrates that strains dominating infections today originate from a pandemic cluster that emerged after 1950, and these strains share a worrying trait: resistance to the second-line antibiotic azithromycin. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)
Title: azithromycin (Zithromax, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zmax)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 1, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Morocco eliminates trachoma – the leading infectious cause of blindness
15 November 2016 ¦ Geneva ¦ Marrakech – Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem1 in Morocco.   Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge of infected people, particularly young children, it affects populations in 42 countries, and is responsible for blindness or visual impairment in around 1.9 million people. “This is an impressive public health achievement for Morocco,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “It demonstr...
Source: WHO EMRO News - November 14, 2016 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Incurable: Gonorrhea outbreak in Hawaii showing increased antibiotic resistance
(NaturalNews) At least seven patients from Hawaii are suffering from what health experts fear may eventually become an incurable outbreak of gonorrhea. The sexually-transmitted disease (STD) is typically treatable with antibiotic drugs like ceftriaxone and azithromycin, but growing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add-On Azithromycin Halves C-Section Infection Rates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest guidelines could change (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Azithromycin Prophylaxis Reduces Postcesarean Infections Azithromycin Prophylaxis Reduces Postcesarean Infections
Adding a broad-spectrum antibiotic to routine precesarean antibiotic regimens reduces infections in women undergoing unscheduled caesarean deliveries with no apparent harm to their newborns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Extended-Spectrum Antibiotic Prophylaxis at Cesarean Delivery Tied to Lower Infection Risk (FREE)
By Allison Bryant, MD, MPH Dr. Bryant is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available at the link below.Adding azithromycin to standard antibiotic prophylaxis is associated with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.
A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untreatable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that an antibiotic-resistant strain was discovered earlier this year in seven patients in Honolulu. All the individuals ― six men and one woman ― were successfully treated using the CDC-recommended two-drug combination of ceftriaxone and azithromycin. Laboratory tests, however, showed the strain had “decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin,”...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.
A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untreatable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that an antibiotic-resistant strain was discovered earlier this year in seven patients in Honolulu. All the individuals ― six men and one woman ― were successfully treated using the CDC-recommended two-drug combination of ceftriaxone and azithromycin. Laboratory tests, however, showed the strain had “decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin,”...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Finds First Cluster of Highly Resistant Gonorrhea in US CDC Finds First Cluster of Highly Resistant Gonorrhea in US
The cases showed high-level resistance to azithromycin and reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone, a'troubling'sign, one official said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trial Reveals Antibiotic Overuse for Asthma Attacks Trial Reveals Antibiotic Overuse for Asthma Attacks
In the AZALEA trial, adding azithromycin to standard care offered no benefit for patients with acute asthma attacks. The study did, however, highlight the high use of antibiotics in these patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Second Chance on Bladder US
“If you are given a second chance in life, don’t blow it,” you advise your eager resident. It has been an overwhelmingly busy day in the department. Interspersed between the motor vehicle collisions, hypoxic and hypotensive CHF exacerbations, and patients with florid sepsis, your team is trying to see and help all of the ankle pains, throat pains, and dysuria that have also walked through the waiting room doors. The neighborhood clinics are completely overbooked, and your department has been dealing with the overflow all week. Your resident has three charts in her hand and has just finished presenting the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lupin arm gets tentative FDA nod for anti-bacterial drug
Gavis has received tentative approval for its Azithromycin for oral suspension USP from the USFDA, Lupin said in a BSE filing. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Malaria-Like Parasite From Ticks Spreading To U.K. Through Dogs
Mepron, a thick liquid antimicrobial drug used to treat Babesia and malaria, as well as a fungal infection called Pneumocystitis carinii. In 2011, the United Kingdom stopped requiring that dogs brought into the country be inspected for ticks. Earlier this year, several dogs tested positive for babesia, a malaria-like disease transmitted to ticks that previously had only been found in foreign. These dogs had never left the U.K. While babesiosis is a new worry to U.K. dog owners, it's been a threat to human beings for years -- it just hasn't become a health-scare-of-the-week like Zika, West Nile, avian and swine flu. Most...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Is A Looming Threat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that Neisseria gonorrhoeae ― that is, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea ― could be developing resistance to our last-line antibiotics that treat it. The CDC’s current gold standard treatment for gonorrhea is a combination of two drugs, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, to ensure that if one drug doesn’t kill the bacteria, the other will finish the job. Now, a rise in antibiotic resistance among these two bacteria since 2014 has experts worried. “History has taught us that this bacteria has the ability to develop resistance to...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance raising the specter of 'untreatable gonorrhea'
The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of the most common among Americans, is becoming resistant to azithromycin - a main recommended treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Study finds emergence of azithromycin-resistant gonorrhea
Resistance to azithromycin and to a lesser degree cephalosporin antibiotics was observed in patients with gonorrhea, according to an analysis of 2014 data from a national surveillance system, “It is unclear whether these increases mark the beginning of trends, but emergence of cephalosporin and... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - July 16, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

This STD could get a lot harder to treat
For patients with gonorrhea, a two-drug antibiotic punch is the usual recommended treatment, but new research found the sexually transmitted infection is less vulnerable to one of these drugs: azithromycin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This month’s toughest USMLE Step 2 question to master
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students:...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

This month ’s toughest USMLE Step 2 question to master
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert v ideo explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with  other posts in this series . Ready. Set. Go. This month ’s question that stumped most st...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Zithromax Injection (Azithromycin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zmax (Azithromycin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Azithromycin fails to ameliorate treatment-resistant cough
Azithromycin does not appear to be an effective agent for those with treatment-resistant cough, but may be useful in treating those with comorbid asthma, according to the results of a study published... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 11, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Long-Term Antibiotic Use For Some With COPD
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and my doctor is recommending an antibiotic drug long term. Why is this needed? ANSWER: For certain people with COPD, long-term use of an antibiotic drug — specifically azithromycin (Zithromax) — is a fairly new option to reduce exacerbations. Exacerbations are episodes when symptoms of COPD [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Azithromycin versus amoxicillin preoperative prophylaxis?
For those of you who use an antibiotic prophylaxis prior to implant installation, what is your opinion of using amoxicillin versus azithromycin. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 25, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Dental Implants Q&A Implant News Source Type: news

Warning issued over alarming rise in 'super-gonorrhoea' cases
"Doctors have expressed 'huge concern' that super-gonorrhoea has spread widely across England," BBC News reports. Public Health England issued the warning about the rise of a strain of gonorrhoea that has developed resistance to a widely used antibiotic.  What is gonorrhoea? Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae or gonococcus. It used to be known as "the clap". The bacteria are mainly found in discharge from the penis and vaginal fluid. It is easily passed between people through: unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex sh...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Medication QA articles Source Type: news

azithromycin, Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, Zmax
Title: azithromycin, Zithromax, Zithromax Tri-Pak, Zithromax Z-Pak, ZmaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Azithromycin to Prevent Severe LRTI in Children?Azithromycin to Prevent Severe LRTI in Children?
A randomized controlled trial suggests a benefit, but does this approach carry broader harms? Dr William Basco comments. Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news