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.
An oral antibiotic tablet used to treat common eye infections may prove an effective medicine for a sexually transmitted bug that has become resistant to usual recommended treatment, suggest doctors in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Researchers estimated the frequency of bacterial co-infections among hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients and of antibiotic prescriptions in the initial COVID-19 period for appraising the usage of antibiotic stewardship criteria.
As part of World Antimicrobial Resistance Week 2022, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Tomislav Meštrović about his new research discussing the burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in the WHO European region, as well as about how we can prevent antimicrobial resistance together.
Researchers assessed the impact of drug combinations on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) suppression.
A recent study presents the first known case of myocarditis as a complication of monkeypox virus infection.
In a new study, researchers described a case of a patient with acute respiratory failure and ischemic stroke.
In a new study, researchers outlined the synthesis and the possible mechanism of action (MOA) of two potential severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) repurposing drug candidates.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, researchers reviewed the advances and challenges in the intranasal delivery of antibiotics.
In silico studies assess the binding efficacy of phytoconstituents against active sites of SARS-CoV-2.
Recently, researchers presented an overview of sex-based differences in adverse drug reactions (ADRs) based on epidemiology, technique, and underlying mechanism data.
In a new study, researchers examined the phenotypes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.
A study featuring the participation of Fisabio (Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region), dependent on the Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública, has found that the predominant lineage in Europe of gonococcus—the bacterium which causes gonorrhea—is resistant to one of the two drugs, among others, most commonly used today to treat this disease.
In a new study, researchers assessed the impact of baricitinib, netakimab, and tocilizumab against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Researchers described the impact, potential mechanisms, and management of maternal and fetal monkeypox virus infections.
Early exposure to antibiotics kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies, a new study demonstrates.
The American Academy of Family Physicians, in partnership with Penn State College of Medicine, has been approved for a $31 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the comparative effectiveness of asthma treatments.
Antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella Typhi, the typhoid bacteria, have spread from South Asia to other countries nearly 200 times since 1990, new research suggests.
The bacteria that causes typhoid fever is becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics used to treat the disease, with resistant strains spreading to hundreds of countries in the past three decades, new analysis shows.
Bacteria causing Typhoid fever are becoming increasingly resistant to some of the most important antibiotics for human health, according to a study published in The Lancet Microbe journal. The largest genome analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) also reveals that resistant strains - almost all originating in South Asia - have spread to other countries nearly 200 times since 1990.
Given that there is no vaccine available against gonorrhea, diagnosing this sexually transmitted infection early, treating it effectively and notifying sexual partners are cornerstones of controlling disease spread.