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Increasing Prevalence of #Rifampicin-Resistant Mycobacterium #tuberculosis is Associated with the Transmission of Strains Harboring Compensatory Mutations in #China: A 10-year Comparative Analysis (AAC, abstract)

Increasing Prevalence of Rifampicin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is Associated with the Transmission of Strains Harboring Compensatory Mutations in China: A 10-year Comparative Analysis

Fengmin Huo1,  Jingjing Luo1,  Jin Shi2,  Zhaojing Zong1,  Wei Jing1, Wenzhu Dong1,  Lingling Dong1,  Yifeng Ma1,  Qian Liang1,  Yuanyuan Shang1, Hairong Huang1* and Yu Pang1* 340 more words

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Can Floxies Drink Alcohol?

Many people have asked me if they can/should drink alcohol post-flox.

As with most things, the answer is – it depends, and everyone is different. 1,291 more words

My diabetic patient complains of new onset tingling, burning, and numbness in her feet and ankles while taking levofloxacin for sinusitis. Could it be the antibiotic?

Although there are numerous culprits in peripheral neuropathy (PN), fluoroquinolones (FQs) are increasing reported as a potential cause, affecting about 1% of patients. 1

Besides many case reports, couple of large epidemiologic studies support the association between PN and FQs. 321 more words

Floxie Hope Podcast Episode 24 - PJ

PJ shared his journey through fluoroquinolone toxicity on Episode 24 of The Floxie Hope Podcast. Check it out!

http://www.floxiehopepodcast.com/episode-024-pj/

or

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/floxie-hope-podcast/id945226010

PJ was given IV levofloxacin/levaquin and flagyl in the hospital, and afterward he suffered from multiple severe side-effects including debilitating fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, body-wide numbness, pain, inflammation in all his joints, and more. 33 more words

Fluoroquinolones and Statins: A Recipe for Rhabdomyolysis

In May, 2017, WSB-TV 2 Atlanta aired the story, “Clark Howard says near-fatal disease possibly caused by popular antibiotic,” in which the story of how Clark Howard, a popular consumer expert and host of the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Show, was hurt by a combination of ciprofloxacin (a fluoroquinolone antibiotic) and generic Lipitor (a statin). 1,044 more words

Is treatment of pneumococcal pneumonia with bacteremia any different than pneumococcal pneumonia without bacteremia?

In the absence of disseminated infection such as meningitis or endocarditis, there is no convincing evidence that bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia (BPP) requires either longer course of IV or oral antibiotics. 328 more words