Antibiotics: we've found faster, better way to identify the right one to use

Bacterial infections are best dealt with rapidly, but lab tests to determine the type of infection a patient has are slow. So if a doctor suspects a bacterial infection, she will probably prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic. In other words, an antibiotic that kills a wide range of disease-causing bacteria. It's a buckshot approach rather than a sniper's bullet and, as such, has its disadvantages. Not only might the drug not work for the patient's specific bacterial infection, it might also add to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics: we've found faster, better way to identify the right one to use

Bacterial infections are best dealt with rapidly, but lab tests to determine the type of infection a patient has are slow. So if a doctor suspects a bacterial infection, she will probably prescribe ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Medical Xpress

Bacteria 'trap' could help slow down antibiotic resistance

Scientists have developed a new and faster test for identifying how single bacteria react to antibiotics, which could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Phys.org

Bacteria 'trap' could help slow down antibiotic resistance, Thu 14 Mar 19 from Eurekalert

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