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  • General Characteristics Of Antimicrobials And Therapeutic Index

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    the drug should be carefully monitored for adverse effects. Antimicrobials are designed to have as large a therapeutic index as possible, often by exploiting differences between human and bacterial cells, such as the presence of a cell wall in some bacteria but in no human cells. This concept can also be described as selective toxicity meaning the drug kills or inhibits the microbes while damaging host cells as little as possible. Antimicrobials can most broadly be described as either bactericidal

  • Antibiotics Are Antibiotics Used For?

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    antibiotics used for? Antibiotics are used to fight infections which are caused by bacteria. They are not effective against viruses. What are antibiotics? Antibiotics can either be bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Bactericidal antibiotics act to kill bacteria and bacteriostatic act to inhibit and slow down the growth or bacteria. By doing this the antibiotics allow the hosts defence mechanisms to kill the bacteria or fight infection. Where do antibiotics come from? Lead compounds used in the formation

  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Essay

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    Necrotizing fasciitis is an abnormal soft-tissue infection typically caused by toxin-producing, lethal bacteria, which is characterized by extensive fascial necrosis with corresponding sparing of underlying muscle as well as skin (Goldman, Schafer, and Cecil). This disease frequently targets diabetics, alcoholics, IV drug users, immunosuppressed patients, patients with peripheral vascular disease, and young, formerly healthy individuals. Necrotizing fasciitis is capable of occurring in any region

  • How Alcohol Is An Important Aspect Necessary For Human Survival

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    Alcohol presents an important aspect necessary for human survival owing to its wide-ranging benefits in the clinical context. Ideally, alcohol acts as an effective germ killer owing to its great potential of coagulating a germ’s protein. Indeed, the use of alcohol is not new to the clinical setting as way back in the 1800’s, alcohol alongside specific herbs were in surgical operations used for the major purpose of reducing pain. As studies reveal, lately there has been an increasing trend of using

  • A Child 's Immune System

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    the garbage. This would distress most parents. Especially if they got sick after being exposed to all the bacteria that was in the garbage. Children are always looking for something they can either suck on, dig through or destroy. They require close supervision, but it is also important to let them explore the world around them. Is it better to let your child be exposed to germs and bacteria that are present in our everyday life or to keep them in a cleaner, more controlled environment? A parent’s

  • S. Flexneri

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    of multi drug resistant strain shigella sonnei from its ancestor E. Coli and predecessor S. Flexneri and its spread to Vietnam Introduction Shigella is a genus of Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, nonspore-forming, nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria. The genus is named after Kiyoshi Shiga, who first discovered it in 1897. The causative agent of human shigellosis, Shigella causes disease in primates, and is the only naturally found in humans and apes. Shigella is one of the leading bacterial

  • The And Its Effects On The World

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    Superbugs are various strains of bacteria that have become resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics. This resistance has stemmed from the populations overuse or misuse of unnecessary medication and it is allowing various bacteria to become unbeatable to some of today’s most potent antibiotics. An alarming statistic that was recently released, “23,000 people are killed every year out of the 2 million who are be infected by these superbugs” (NIH Feb. 2014). Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs)

  • The Human Microbiome Project ( Hmp )

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    accomplish two key points: to test the microbial communities found at many various locations in the human body and to examine the function of these microbes in mankind 's health and diseases (Scher and Abramson, 2011). It has become obvious that bacteria groups vary not only among people but also within the human being, upon on the body site sampled and the sampling time (Pineda et al. 2011; Huttenhower C, 2012). In this review, I will review the role of the microbiome in the development and progression

  • Lab Report On Small Molecules

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    3. Review on small molecules a) Small molecules Small molecules are the low molecular weight organic compounds having capacity to inhibit the growth of bacteria or their virulence potential. Previously, antibiotics were used for these purposes but today we need to be curious before using antibiotics due to the developing resistance. If antibiotics develop resistance, they are no longer effective for prevention, treatment or control of diseases caused by infectious microorganisms. Researchers are

  • Influenza Viruses Are Responsible For An Average Of The Deaths Per Year Globally

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    co-infections following influenza virus infection are discussedreviewed. Analysis of these mechanisms should help to develop novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of severe influenza virus co-infections. Keywords: co-infection; influenza; bacteria; resume function; tolerance; mortality. Background Despite modern medical and public health standards, influenza remains one of the main principal lethal infectious diseases worldwide [1]. Influenza viruses are responsible for an average of 400