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

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

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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What sort of problem is antibiotic resistance?

What sort of problem is antibiotic resistance?

Big problem: When an antibiotic is given, susceptible bacteria die but any bacteria that have the ability to survive the antibiotic survive and then multiply so the bacteria that are left, cannot be killed by that antibiotic. The bacteria that are left are thus resistant to that antibiotic. ...Read more

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Which factors that lead to antibiotic resistance?

Which factors that lead to antibiotic resistance?

Acquired genes: Since the introduction of abx in usable quantities we have seen germs gradually change. They have dna like u do & can mutate over time.Some can reproduce in < 10 minutes & every generation can form a new resistant mutant, reg abx kill the old & the mutant lives on to create pbs.Every time someone takes abx it puts pressure on germs & a mutant may emerge. That's why we shouldn't take for viruses. ...Read more

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What are the causes for the development of antibiotic resistance?

What are the causes for the development of antibiotic resistance?

Mutations: Just like humans, germs have dna that occasionally mutates. For some mutations it will lead to development of new cell wall structure or other features that alter the germ enough that a specific antibiotic no longer works to kill it. The more often an antibiotic is used in the general population, the more pressure exists to create a resistant strain. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent antibiotic resistance?

What can you do to prevent antibiotic resistance?

Only when Needed: One strategy is to not take antibiotics unecessarily. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, only bacterial ones. Using antibiotics when not needed increases the frequency of nature's defense response...Which is resistance. ...Read more

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Are there steps I can take to prevent getting antibiotic resistance?

Are there steps I can take to prevent getting antibiotic resistance?

Not much other than.: ...Taking the antibiotics prescribed to the last pill. Avoid taking any left over antibiotic pill with an intention to prevent recurrence of same infection, e.g., self administration of Amoxicillin for sore throat. ...Read more

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What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

What organisms have antibiotic resistance?

Many: These little buggers evolve so fast! you've heard of the flesh eating bacteria? Some strains are deadly to the point of no current antibiotic works against them now. Sorry, not a good answer to your question. Please ignore this answer. ...Read more

Dr. David Rosenberg
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Antibiotic Resistance (Definition)

Antibiotic resistance is a symptom in which the bacteria infecting a person is resistant to some or all of the antibiotics available. Resistance means that the bacteria cannot be stopped or killed by the antibiotic, or that it takes a lot more antibiotics (big doses) ...Read more


Dr. John Leander Po
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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