Category Archives: Internal Medicine

Mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance: video animations produced by FDA

The following video explains the mechanisms that bacteria use to develop antibiotic resistance: Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance Mutation Destruction or Inactivation Efflux ( 1:00) Genetic Transfer Conjugation Transformation TransductionContinue Reading

What is MRSA? Antibiotic resistance information by the ECDC

Some interesting information about MRSA and antibiotic resistance to share with your patients: What is MRSA? Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacterium, present on skin and mucosa in 20% to 30% of healthy people. It may sometimes causes infections if it is introduced into the body.  It typically causes skin and wound infections but canContinue Reading

SSRIs, SNRIs and SSNRIs: clinical guideline by the ACP

The American College of Physicians has issued a Clinical Practice Guideline about the use of Second-Generation Antidepressants in the treatment of Depressive Disorders. The recommendations that arise from it are the following: Recommendation 1: The American College of Physicians recommends that when clinicians choose pharmacologic therapy to treat patients with acute major depression, they selectContinue Reading

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