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Fluoroquinolone is a type of drug used to prevent and treat infections. Fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. This risk is further increased in those over age 60, in kidney, heart, and lung transplant recipients, and with use of concomitant steroid therapy.
Researchers identify 'strategies' used by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotics

Researchers identify 'strategies' used by bacteria to protect themselves from antibiotics

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

New antibiotic development slowing - warns World Health Organization

Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing

Molecular tests that detect drug-resistant TB may become faster alternative to traditional testing

Researchers discover new class of compounds that inhibit bacterial DNA gyrase

Researchers discover new class of compounds that inhibit bacterial DNA gyrase

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Study finds 22% antibiotic failure rate in pneumonia treatment

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Study: Antibiotic therapy does not work for nearly one in four adults with community-acquired pneumonia

Directly observed therapy linked to decrease in mortality among MDR TB patients

Directly observed therapy linked to decrease in mortality among MDR TB patients

Scientists develop new method to clear antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the eyes

Scientists develop new method to clear antibiotic-resistant bacteria from the eyes

Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

Combatting Antibiotic Resistance, the role of POC Diagnostics

ESCMID experts raise awareness for optimal use of antibiotics to combat AMR

ESCMID experts raise awareness for optimal use of antibiotics to combat AMR

New study shows how increase in medication-resistant bacteria impedes treatment of kidney infections

New study shows how increase in medication-resistant bacteria impedes treatment of kidney infections

FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

FDA approves safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics

Antibiotic usage, infections may contribute to manic episodes in people with mental disorders

Antibiotic usage, infections may contribute to manic episodes in people with mental disorders

Emergence of multidrug-resistant salmonella strains increases burden of neglected diseases in Africa

Emergence of multidrug-resistant salmonella strains increases burden of neglected diseases in Africa

Novel rapid diagnostic test and shorter treatment with better outcomes may benefit MDR-TB patients

Novel rapid diagnostic test and shorter treatment with better outcomes may benefit MDR-TB patients

UAB hospital leads the way in improving antibiotic use

UAB hospital leads the way in improving antibiotic use

Novel antibiotics to overcome antibacterial resistance

Novel antibiotics to overcome antibacterial resistance

Small chemical change to existing antibacterial drug may result in better treatment for TB

Small chemical change to existing antibacterial drug may result in better treatment for TB