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  • Antibiotics And Antibiotic Resistance

    Antibiotic resistance has been on the rise in recent years, and currently more than 23,000 people die from antibiotic resistant infections every year in the United States.1 Resistant bacteria make infections harder to treat and cost an estimated $20 billion in direct healthcare costs in the US.1 Antibiotic resistance is a natural product of evolution; however, humans have helped to accelerate the process over the last century. Over prescription and use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in both developing and developed nations, poor patient follow through, and preventative use in livestock have all contributed to the issue. Without new treatments, the results of such accelerated resistance could be as profound as the inability to treat common…

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  • Antibiotics In 1900

    Antibiotics is a great invention in the 1900s. However, they can have some pretty bad side effects and should only be used as a last resort not for a common cold or a flu. *These side effects include, but aren’t limited to: Bad rash Bad sore throat Respiratory difficulties Nausea and vomiting Diarrhea Stomach pain Swelling of joints Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (a rare skin disorder most associated with sulfonamides such as bactrum) Retinal detachment Compromised kidney function (associated with…

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  • Antibiotics Future Summary

    than 70 years, antibiotics have been used to treat bacterial infections of the body. The first appearance of this life changing medicine, was in the 1940’s on the battlefield. This medicine was named penicillin, the drug saved many from the brink of death, by fighting bacterial diseases; from then on antibiotics changed the face of medicine. Infection was no longer an impregnable wall that had to be broken down before the real treatment could begin, infections could be treated on site, at…

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  • Antibiotic Resistance To Antibiotics Essay

    Introduction Antibiotics have been one of the most successful medicinal discovery in the history of medicine, considering they have turned bacterial infections which were once the leading cause of death into controllable conditions.[1, 2] These molecules inhibit the reproduction, vital processes occurring or destroy the bacterial cell wall to aid in fighting infectious diseases.[3, 4] Antibiotic therapy is one the foundation stones of modern medicine, without effective procedures to limit…

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  • Overuse Of Antibiotics

    it was truly a miracle. In 1942, Selman Waksman used the term "antibiotics" to describe this drug and that is what we have called it to present day. Now let’s Fast forward 72 years, where nobody thinks twice about…

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  • Effects Of Antibiotic Resistance To Antibiotics

    Resistance of Ordinary Bacteria to Penicillin Russell, Bradley BSC111L 4 Nov. 2016 Introduction Antibiotic resistance is a problem that is occurring more and more rapidly across the world. Antibiotic resistance is when antibiotics have lost the ability to control or kill bacteria. The bacteria become resistant to antibiotics and continue to multiply. This is causing medical and science communities to grow more and more uneasy as therapeutic levels of antibiotics are becoming less and…

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  • Antibiotics: The Overuse Of Antibiotic Infection

    Antibiotics are substances that can destroy or prevent the growth of the bacteria and cure infections. In 1928, Alexander Fleming who was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist found the first antibiotic, penicillin, in the world. It was a significant discovery in the medical field. During the World War II, the penicillin had saved many lives. According to PBS, “400 million units of pure penicillin were manufactured” and “650 billion units a month” were produced by the end of 1945…

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  • Effect Of Antibiotics On Antibiotic Resistance

    Introduction Antibiotics has changed modern medicine into what we know today, saving many lives and alleviating the suffering of individuals [1]. Around the 1940s, the use of penicillin and streptomycin effectively controlled the prevalence of bacterial infections, dramatically improving life expectancy [2]. However, antibiotic resistance started to evolve and there is a constant demand for the development of new compounds as the lifespan of pre-existing antibiotics is significantly reduced…

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  • Why Is It Important To Stop Antibiotic Resistance To Antibiotics?

    the discovery of antibiotics in the early to middle 1900s, many people, including scientists, marveled at the thought of eradicating diseases that tortured human life for centuries. Recently, however, the widespread and inappropriate use of antibiotics has led to antibiotic resistance all over the world, becoming a very serious problem in the treating of diseases. Antibiotic resistance occurs over time when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics because the bacteria strains adapt quickly and…

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  • Misuse Of Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are very useful and powerful drugs that help kill many different infections. In the 1940’s, before antibiotics were invented, many people died from bacterial infections (Goldsmith 7). “In the past twenty five-years, the widespread misuse of antibiotics has turned many formerly curable bacterial diseases into nearly untreatable ones” (Goldsmith 9). “Bacteria have shown the ability to become resistant to every antibiotic that has been developed” (CDC 41). According to the Centers…

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