Items Tagged ‘antibiotics’

June 12, 2012

Most Don’t Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work

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Recommendations restricting the use of antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive dental procedures to only a handful of patient groups did not appear to increase rates of infective endocarditis caused by viridans group streptococci, researchers found. Among 22 patients diagnosed with the infection over a 12-year period in Olmsted County, Minn., only three received the diagnosis after […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Dr. Daniel DeSimone, endocarditis, invasive dental procedures, MedPage Today

May 10, 2012

Probiotics May Prevent Diarrhea in Antibiotic-Takers, Study Suggests

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It’s no secret to people who take antibiotics that the drugs can wreak havoc on a person’s stomach. A new study says taking probiotics, which can be found in supplements or in certain brands of yogurt, may provide an effective way to prevent diarrhea during an antibiotic regimen… According to the Mayo Clinic, probiotics have […]

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Tags: antibiotics, CBS News, probiotics

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