fluoroquinolone


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fluor·o·quin·o·lone

 (flo͝or′ə-kwĭn′ə-lōn′, flôr′-)
n.
Any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are fluorinated quinolones, the first of which was nalidixic acid.
Translations

fluoroquinolone

n fluoroquinolona
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Brummert's testimony comes after she was prescribed the fluoroquinolone Levaquin for a routine sinus infection in 2006.
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Bioo Scientific also manufactures two ELISAs for the detection of fluoroquinolone residues in meat and milk.
Fluoroquinolone monotherapy achieved a nearly 100% early clinical response rate (39 out of 40 patients), and complete clinical cure was seen in all patients by day 14.
Investigators used national health insurance claims from 2006 and 2007 from Taiwan to identify all patients with diabetes who received a new prescription for an oral fluoroquinolone, a second-generation cephalosporin, or a macrolide.
The initial findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), said that the use of fluoroquinolones was 'strongly associated' with an increased risk of retinal detachment.
During 2005-2008, fluoroquinolone susceptibilities for all MDR and polydrug-resistant isolates were determined by using ciprofloxacin (2 [micro]g/mL).
Prevalence of fluoroquinolone resistance among tuberculosis patients in Shanghai, China.
Overall, patients who had used fluoroquinolone within 12 months of diagnosis were almost five times as likely to have a fluoroquinolone-resistant strain of TB than those who had not used the antibiotics.
Since 2001, fluoroquinolone use has risen 48% and cephalosporin 138%.
In 1996, after 52 reports of tendon injury, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen petitioned the FDA for a class warning on all fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
The authors note that they could not verify claims of voluntary fluoroquinolone prohibition because poultry producers are not required to report their use of drugs in food animals to regulatory agencies.