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Asthma Breakthrough: Azithromycin Improves Quality of Life for Asthma Patients
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:44:43 +0800 | The Aspergillus Website - updates
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Gonorrhea Becoming More Difficult To Treat With Antibiotics
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 21:52:46 +0800 | WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire
CBS Local — Gonorrhea is becoming more difficult to treat with antibiotics and for some patients it’s become impossible, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Three forms of bacteria known as “superbugs” that cannot be killed by the best available gonorrhea medicine have been detected in Spain, France and Japan, according to the WHO. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist for the WHO, in a press release. Analysis of WHO data collected from 77 nations shows a global resistance to older and cheaper antibiotics, and in some countries gonorrhea has become “untreatable by all k...

Add-On Azithromycin Associated with Fewer Asthma Exacerbations (FREE)
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Addition of azithromycin is associated with fewer asthma exacerbations in patients on dual maintenance therapy, according to a Lancet study.Over 400 adults with symptomatic … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

Azithromycin 1g as a Treatment for Bacterial STIs Azithromycin 1g as a Treatment for Bacterial STIs
Tue, 30 May 2017 11:04:11 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
This article discusses the benefits and drawbacks of azithromycin 1g for bacterial STIs.Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:35:00 +0800 | MedPage Today Cardiovascular
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)

Apr 21 Cardiology News Apr 21 Cardiology News
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:25:07 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
High-sensitivity troponin, statin eligibility, FDA letter to Abbott, azithromycin risks, trans-fat ban, and trust in medical science are discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:48:34 +0800 | Medscape Cardiology Headlines
That's compared with amoxicillin; the risk of ventricular arrhythmias vs no antibiotic use was about twofold and likely due to patient illness, say researchers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)

Study: Azithromycin not linked to abnormal heartbeat
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:36:04 +0800 | Health News -
Researchers have found the commonly-used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. (Source: Health News -

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat, study shows
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:45:18 +0800 | ScienceDaily Headlines
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04:41 +0800 | - Daily MedNews
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, a new study finds. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is often used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a... (Source: - Daily MedNews)

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