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Potential benefits of oral antibiotics for MGD put into perspective
Reviewing anterior segment ARVO 2017 postersSo much basic science research is presented at this meeting, and most of it will be years before it makes its way to clinical trials. Let’s concentrate on research that might be of use to us in the exam room very soon.
Should HPV screening intervals be extended for some women?A new study questions whether current HPV testing intervals can be extended for some. Plus: Can azithromycin prophylaxis prevent post infection in women who have undergone a cesarean?
The 5 most over-prescribed antibioticsBecause of overuse and misuse, some antibiotics are losing effectiveness against highly resistant bacteria.
Pneumonia patients treated with azithromycin had lower risk of death, small increased risk of heart attackIn older adults hospitalized with pneumonia, treatment that included azithromycin compared with other antibiotics was associated with a significantly lower risk of death and a slightly increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA.
Azithromycin falls out of favor for common infectionsThe tide has turned against the use of azithromycin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic for common infections since the early 1990s, because of the risk of antimicrobial resistance.
Azithromycin: No longer a good choice for common infectionsAzithromycin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic for common infections since the early 1990s, is becoming less effective because of growing antimicrobial resistance.
‘The right thing to do’On the rippling effects of alleviating suffering for free
Certain patients at risk for arrhythmias with azithromycin use, FDA warnsFDA is warning the public that azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax; Pfizer) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias.
Certain patients at risk for arrhythmias with azithromycin use, FDA warns