Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them

IMAGE: A new study of antibiotic prescribing finds that one-third of patients discharged from 48 Michigan hospitals for pneumonia or urinary tract infections received prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic — a… view more  Credit: University of Michigan Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics for their patients, a new study…

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New assay selects patients with lung cancer for treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors

Philadelphia, PA, February 13, 2019 – Immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, have become important tools for managing non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Assessing the level of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressed by a tumor can help clinicians determine how the patient should be treated. A report in The Journal of Molecular…

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BFU physicists developed a new method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria

IMAGE: This is a holder with samples of mycobacterial strains with different antibiotic resistance. view more  Credit: Andrey Zyubin A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University suggested a method to quickly identify single antibiotic-resistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis. The new method helps find the bacteria and evaluate their resistance…

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