Medicine · Pharmacology

Evaluation of Respiratory Tract Infectious Pathogens and Their Antibiotic Sensitivity in a South Indian Hospital

ABSTRACT This study is aimed to determine prevalence of infectious agents causing respiratory tract infection (RTIs) and their sensitivity to antibiotics. The study was conducted in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh in South India from December 2013 to May 2014. Patients who were clinically suspected of RTIs were included… Continue reading Evaluation of Respiratory Tract Infectious Pathogens and Their Antibiotic Sensitivity in a South Indian Hospital

Neurology · Pharmacology

Guidelines for Withdrawal of Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Seizure-Free Patients

ABSTRACT The ultimate goal of epilepsy treatment is to become seizure free and live a healthy life without the need to take antiepileptic drugs may cause several tricky and sometimes serious side-effects. There is no class I evidence that is based on randomized doubleblind trials for withdrawal of antiepileptics in adults who become seizure-free while taking such drugs. Whether… Continue reading Guidelines for Withdrawal of Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Seizure-Free Patients

Medicine · Pharmacology

Respiratory Tract Infection: A Focus on Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

ABSTRACT Respiratory tract infection (RTI) is considered as one of the most important public health problems in developing countries. Respiratory infections that occur in upper respiratory tract are seen with great frequency in both children and adults. RTIs are common cold, sore throat, sinusitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, earache, and otitis media. Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs)… Continue reading Respiratory Tract Infection: A Focus on Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Medicine · Microbiology · Pharmacology

Urinary Tract Infections: Pattern of Antibiotic Susceptibility

ABSTRACT A urinary tract infection is an infection can occur anyplace along the urinary tract and caused by bacteria such as E.coli. It is the most common infectious diseases; nearly 10% of people will experience a urinary tract infection during their lifetime. It had been estimated that about six million patients visit outpatient departments and about… Continue reading Urinary Tract Infections: Pattern of Antibiotic Susceptibility