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What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

What causes antibiotic resistant bacteria?

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 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


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Where do antibiotic resistant bacteria come from?

Where do antibiotic resistant bacteria come from?

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

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How worried should we be about antibiotic resistant bacteria?

How worried should we be about antibiotic resistant bacteria?

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

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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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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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What happens to colonized resistant bacteria (eg: esbl kleb) when trachee decannulated? Technical & references/links appreciated.

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 more

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what cause resistant bacteria and what can kill it?

what cause resistant bacteria and what can kill it?

Please clarify: You must be much more specific to get an answer. This question is way too broad for this simple application. There are thousands of possible answers. ...Read more

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Can honey kill resistant bacteria?

Yes: Medicinal grade honey is used as a debriding and antibacterial treatment for necrotic and infected wounds. It has antibacterial properties active against many bacteria including multiply drug resistant ones. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat drug resistant bacteria in the bladder?

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

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Is it possible to have resistant bacteria due to mouthwash and toothpaste?

Not proven: Has never been proven or shown, brush and floss carefully and regularly..And you will do much to prevent problems. Happy new year! ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more