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Does Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Increase Incidence Of Sepsis
...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
Incomplete killing: Mutations in bacteria that lead to resistance can occur when bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in doses that are not strong enough to kill them. The bacteria then can mutate and develop resistance. A favorite professor of mine would always say "dead bacteria can't develop resistance.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: They evolve in hospitals, sub acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities. Environments where antibiotics are excessively prescribed and sensitive bacteria are killed off while resistant strains persist and thrive. They also occur in the food supply because of the excessive use of antibiotics in animal husbandry to increase animal growth rates and corporate profits. ...Read more
Drug resistance: Very. And it would be very wise for all humans to realize their demand for antibiotics, especially in the winter when most illnesses are viral, are leading to this increasingly worrisome threat. ...Read more
Which is more dangerous: bird flu or the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and why?
I am caring for my mother, she has antibiotic resistant sepsis...Can I get it? I currently have a uti.
I read that antibiotics might become useless in the next decade because of resistant bacteria? Will this mark the end of modern medicine? Terrified!
No: About 60 years ago, the only antibiotic we had was penicillin. Most bacteria have been resistant to it for decades. Whenever bacteria become resistant, drug companies develop new antibiotics to fight them. Unfortunately, 80% of antibiotics are not used on people, but on farmed animals, so to fix the problem, we really need to fix our animal farming practices. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person is sick with a penicillin resistant bacteria & that person is allergic to sulpha drugs, what are the choices for antibiotics?
See details: The organism will be tested to see which antibiotics it is sensitive to and that will determine the choice. Ask that question to your doctor. ...Read more
What happens to colonized resistant bacteria (eg: esbl kleb) when trachee decannulated? Technical & references/links appreciated.
Varies with patients: If a person had a trach and got it removed, and then healed up and resumed normal, natural clearing of mucus and microorganisms, that person should be able to be free of bacteria in the trachea and lungs (regardless of whether the bacteria is antibiotic resistant or not, because the human body doesn't know about antibiotic resistance). If the person remains abnormal, then some bacteria may remain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug resistant UTI: Bacteria are becoming "smarter" in this 21st century-- that is they, collectively, have developed resistance to alot of our regularly used antibiotics. You probably need to see an infectious diseases specialist if your primary MD can't handle this one. ID docs have a few tricks up their sleeves to foil these tough guys. It may mean using older meds like Fosfomycin or something "unconventional" ...Read more
Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
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