Azithromycin News and Research

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Azithromycin, also known as Zithromax, belongs to the class of medicines known as antibacterials orantibiotics. These medicines kill bacteria (small organisms that can cause infection in humans) or stopbacteria from growing. Patients with weakened immune systems, includingpeople with HIV, tend to have more frequent andmore serious bacterial infections. Azithromycinwas approved by the FDA on June 14, 1996, formany uses, including the prevention and treatmentof Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) inpersons with advanced HIV infection. It is alsobeing investigated to see how well it works inpreventing other kinds of bacterial infections inpeople with HIV.
Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment

Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

African bacterium resists almost all drugs

African bacterium resists almost all drugs

Salmonella responsible for bloodstream infections in sub-Saharan Africa exhibits extensive drug resistance

Salmonella responsible for bloodstream infections in sub-Saharan Africa exhibits extensive drug resistance

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Thames typical of superbug-breeding rivers, says new study

Thames typical of superbug-breeding rivers, says new study

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection

New measure identifies patterns of pediatric antibiotic use around the world

New measure identifies patterns of pediatric antibiotic use around the world

IVI and MCRI to coordinate global push for developing vaccine against Strep A bacteria

IVI and MCRI to coordinate global push for developing vaccine against Strep A bacteria

UIC to lead $14.6 million, multi-center COPD research project

UIC to lead $14.6 million, multi-center COPD research project

Combination of antibiotics prevents cancer cells from motoring

Combination of antibiotics prevents cancer cells from motoring

Gonorrhea cases on the rise in EU/EEA countries

Gonorrhea cases on the rise in EU/EEA countries

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribe antibiotics to 40% of patients

Antibiotic levels in water and potential risk of drug-resistant bugs

Antibiotic levels in water and potential risk of drug-resistant bugs

Antibiotics can effectively target and eliminate senescent cells

Antibiotics can effectively target and eliminate senescent cells

Oral antibiotic shows promise to cure uncomplicated gonorrhea

Oral antibiotic shows promise to cure uncomplicated gonorrhea

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

New report highlights continuing threat of antimicrobial resistance by dangerous bacteria

New report highlights continuing threat of antimicrobial resistance by dangerous bacteria

QUT researcher highlights growing impact of non-prescription antibiotics supply in pharmacies

QUT researcher highlights growing impact of non-prescription antibiotics supply in pharmacies

Blood telomeres can help predict risk of disease worsening or death in COPD patients

Blood telomeres can help predict risk of disease worsening or death in COPD patients