Advantages And Disadvantages Of Antibiotics Pdf
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- Combination Antimicrobial Therapy for Bacterial Infections
- Pros & Cons of Antibiotics
- Antibiotic Treatment in the Hospital
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Dangerous, antibiotic resistant bacteria have been observed with increasing frequency over the past several decades. In this review the factors that have been linked to this phenomenon are addressed. Profiles of bacterial species that are deemed to be particularly concerning at the present time are illustrated.
Combination Antimicrobial Therapy for Bacterial Infections
An antibiotic is a type of antimicrobial substance active against bacteria. It is the most important type of antibacterial agent for fighting bacterial infections , and antibiotic medications are widely used in the treatment and prevention of such infections. A limited number of antibiotics also possess antiprotozoal activity. However, both classes have the same goal of killing or preventing the growth of microorganisms, and both are included in antimicrobial chemotherapy. Antibiotics have been used since ancient times. Many civilizations used topical application of mouldy bread, with many references to its beneficial effects arising from ancient Egypt, Nubia, China, Serbia, Greece, and Rome. Antibiotics revolutionized medicine in the 20th century.
Bacteriophages BPs are viruses that can infect and kill bacteria without any negative effect on human or animal cells. For this reason, it is supposed that they can be used, alone or in combination with antibiotics, to treat bacterial infections. In this narrative review, the advantages and limitations of BPs for use in humans will be discussed. Literature review showed that the rapid rise of multi-drug-resistant bacteria worldwide coupled with a decline in the development and production of novel antibacterial agents have led scientists to consider BPs for treatment of bacterial infection. Use of BPs to overcome the problem of increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is attractive, and some research data seem to indicate that it might be a rational measure.
Pros & Cons of Antibiotics
Therapy with antimicrobial combinations has been used as long as antimicrobials have been available. Well established indications for combination antimicrobial therapy include: a empirical treatment of life-threatening infections; b treatment of polymicrobial infections; c prevention of the emergence of bacterial resistance; and d for synergism. Disadvantages of combination therapy include: a increased expense; b increased risk of adverse effects; c antagonism; and d superinfection. Combination antimicrobial therapy should be considered for the treatment of serious Gram-negative infections caused by Enterobacter cloacae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens , and certain Gram-positive infections caused by Enterococcus spp. Selection of agents should be dependent upon local susceptibility patterns, clinical experience, site of infection, potential toxicities and cost. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
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Antibiotics are medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria in humans and animals by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply. Bacteria are germs. They live in the environment and all over the inside and outside of our bodies. Most bacteria are harmless and even helpful to people, but some can cause infections, like strep throat.
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Antibiotics are powerful drugs that help our bodies ward off diseases caused by bacteria. When used appropriately, they quickly and effectively eliminate infections, causing us to feel better in a matter of days. However, when used to treat other health conditions, antibiotics are not only ineffective but can be harmful to our overall health. According to a growing body of research , the more we take antibiotics to cure bacterial infections, the more our bodies build resistance, which wipes out their effectiveness in making us well. Antibiotics fight bacteria that cause strep throat and ear , sinus and urinary infections.
Doctors prescribe antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Most of the side effects associated with antibiotics are not life-threatening. In some cases, however, antibiotics can cause severe side effects, such as anaphylaxis.
Antibiotic Treatment in the Hospital
The antibiotics are the extremely powerful class of drugs which reduced mortality from many of the epidemic infectious diseases which are responsible for millions of deaths every year, They are known as the antibacterials, They can destroy or slow down the bacterial growth on the body and they can treat or combat the bacterial infection in the body. The antibiotics are the substances that are obtained from the bacteria and the fungi, They are used as drugs to fight the various diseases caused by the harmful microorganisms, They are used to treat many diseases that were fatal prior to the development of the antibiotics and a few antibiotics are used to treat certain cancers. The antibiotics. The antibiotics are effective against the infections caused by the microorganisms, Some of the antibiotics are effective against many forms of diseases, They can save the life, They can kill the bacteria within the body, They are used as drugs to combat various diseases which are caused by the harmful microorganisms.
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