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Does antibiotic resistant bacteria increase incidence of sepsis?

Does antibiotic resistant bacteria increase incidence of sepsis?

Can: Bacterial resistance is becoming prevalent as we have increased usage for even non infectious cases. When there is confirmed resistant strain that enters into the blood stream, sepsis is a possibility as we can potentially run out of options to treat. ...Read more

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Incidence (Definition)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # ...Read more


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Can antibiotics increase the risk of parasite infection?

Can antibiotics increase the risk of parasite infection?

Not generally.: Generally not, but confer with your doctor regarding where you will be traveling to, and what infections you are most concerned about. ...Read more

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Does antibiotic resistance reversible, regardless of the organism?

Does antibiotic resistance reversible, regardless of the organism?

No..: It is not.....You have to eliminate that particular strain from the body........ ...Read more

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Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

No: Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells. ...Read more

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Can clarithromycin increase risk of sepsis? since more bacteria is killed and endotoxins are released

Can clarithromycin increase risk of sepsis? since more bacteria is killed and endotoxins are released

No: Sepsis is a systemic immune response to infection with certain markers that are more extreme than just a regular infection. What you are referring to can cause a change in response but not in itself causes sepsis. ...Read more

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Does the use of antibacterial soap increase the risk for bacterial resistance?

Does the use of antibacterial soap increase the risk for bacterial resistance?

Controversial: Studies have shown different results, but an analysis of the existing data concluded that "the lack of an additional health benefit associated with the use of [antibacterial] soaps over regular soap, coupled with laboratory data demonstrating a potential risk of ... Drug resistance, warrants further evaluation by governmental regulators regarding antibacterial product claims and advertising.". ...Read more

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What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?

Uncommon but real: This is an uncommon but real issue.Risk varies with the type/duration and intensity of antibiotic use (IV vs oral,etc.) Many centers do stool surveillance cultures to spot this in higher risk patients. Resistance is an everyday issue today which drives us to be selective & specific on antibiotic use.The risk of an individual having to deal with these is part of dealing with healthcare today ...Read more

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How prevalent his antibiotic resistance in regards to sepsis?

How prevalent his antibiotic resistance in regards to sepsis?

Need more data: Sepsis is a syndrome - a constellation of symptoms - and can be caused by many kinds of bacteria. The likelihood of encountering a resistant bacterium in the general community is relatively low; nursing home residents, patients who have had recent antibiotics, and patients who have been recently hospitalized are at more risk. Infections obtained in the ICU or cystic fibrosis ward are the riskiest. ...Read more

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Which potential problems does bacteria resistance to antibiotics in tuberculosis cause?

Which potential problems does bacteria resistance to antibiotics in tuberculosis cause?

Harder to cure...: If a person has a strain of TB that is resistant to some of the drugs that are usually given to treat tb, then the healthcare providers who are taking care of the patient have fewer "weapons" to treat the infection. Sometimes combining several drugs may help. Sometimes it may take many months of therapy to rid the person of infection. Being compliant with the drug schedule is very important. ...Read more

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Which is more dangerous: bird flu or the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and why?

Which is more dangerous: bird flu or the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and why?

At this point,: Only a couple of hundred people in the world have died from h5n1 and probably more than that number die daily from drug resistant bugs. At this point, there is no contest. ...Read more

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How does antibiotic resistance occur in hospitals?

How does antibiotic resistance occur in hospitals?

Antibiotic resistanc: Bacteria are able to adjust to exposure to the drugs that are designed to inhibit or kill them. It is a form of evolution. In a hospital, compared to other settings, the number of infections treated with antibiotics in very high. So the chances for these mututations is much higher. When patients become infected with bacteria from the hospital, it is often showing mulitple resistance. ...Read more

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Does use of antibiotics increases WBC count.?

Does use of antibiotics increases WBC count.?

Possible: Some antibiotics can cause an increase in the number of white blood cells. Interestingly, the same antibiotics have been implicated in decreasing white blood cell counts. The clinical context is of out most importance in answering this question when observed in a patient. ...Read more

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Chances of clostridium difficile returning after 2days of flagyl. 16days vancomyclin. Does the vanco or Flagyl kill the good bacteria too?

Chances of clostridium difficile returning after 2days of flagyl. 16days vancomyclin. Does the vanco or Flagyl kill the good bacteria too?

Unlikely: As mentioned to youearlier, get recultured. Treatment with vancoand or Flagyl should have cured you and yes the drugs can affect normal flora in your gut. That is one of the reasons for taking probiotic. ...Read more

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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more