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FDA approves extended indication for Avycaz in hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.- Allergan.

The FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the approved use of Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam),...

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Antibiotic crisis gives new life to history’s diseases

Abuse of antibiotics is causing serious problems in the world today, with the re-emergence of diseases such as tuberculosis which we thought were a thing of the past.

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Phase III OPTIC study of omadacycline, is positive against community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).- Paratek Pharmaceuticals.

New microbiology data from Paratek Pharmaceuticals show that its well-tolerated, once-daily, oral and IV, broad-spectrum investigational antibiotic, omadacycline, is active...

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Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management

This guideline provides recommendations for the management of suspected and confirmed community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults. However, it does...

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Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections

It provides evidence-based recommendations for the most common management questions occurring in routine clinical practice in the management of adult patients with LRTI.

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British Thoracic Society guideline for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in adults

Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in adults using a flexible bronchoscope are included in the guideline.

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Journal articles

Telavancin in the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: clinical evidence and experience.

Telavancin is a lipoglycopeptide derivative of vancomycin , which has activity against Gram-positive aerobic bacteria, and is especially effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Gram-positive bacteria resistant to VAN.

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy and Safety of Telavancin for Treatment of Infectious Disease: Are We Clearer?

Objective: Telavancin is approved to treat complicated skin and skin structure infections, hospital-acquired, and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus.

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Causal relationship between hypoalbuminemia and acute kidney injury.

Our meta-analysis published in 2010 provided evidence that low levels of serum albumin (hypoalbuminemia) are a significant independent predictor of acute kidney injury (AKI) and death following AKI.

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Alex Keen

Alex studied Biological Sciences at university before joining EPG Health in January 2017, where he works as a digital content manager and editor.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys relaxing with a cool pint in the company of good friends. 

ECCMID 2018 ‒ Antibiotic resistance: an immediate and growing threat

This year’s ECCMID is hosting a large number of sessions discussing antibiotic resistance, an immediate and pressing issue that has been described as ‘one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today'.

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Respiratory care clinical Q&A November 2015

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Pneumonia: clinical review

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