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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Fluoroquinolones are used to treat acute bacterial sinusitis, acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections.
A review panel was formed by the FDA in November 2015 to evaluate the safety of fluoroquinolones.
As a result, health care providers should reserve systemic fluoroquinolones for patients who have no other treatment options for any of the following conditions: acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS), acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (ABECB), and uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Food and Drug Administration today approved safety labeling changes for a class of antibiotics, called fluoroquinolones, to enhance warnings about their association with disabling and potentially permanent side effects and to limit their use in patients with less serious bacterial infections.
INTRODUCTION: In Stephen Fried's book "Bitter Pills: inside the hazardous world of legal drugs" he describes severe psychiatric manifestations of fluoroquinolones his wife has undergone through.
Since their introduction, fluoroquinolones are considered to be a basis in the combating of bacterial infections.
Unfortunately, that's exactly the case with the class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.
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.
Fluoroquinolones are generally regarded as safe antimicrobial agents with relatively few adverse effects or drug interactions.
Joe Krebs, Director of Protein Chemistry and Engineering at Bioo Scientific, said, “The new AuroFlow[TM] Fluoroquinolone Strip Test Kit is a much easier, rapid, and cost-effective screening solution for fluoroquinolones.
TAIWAN -- Fluoroquinolones have been associated with higher rates of severe hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) than other classes of antibiotics in patients with diabetes.
Fluoroquinolones continue to play a role in treating children, but providers should continue to restrict their use to specific clinical situations and after a careful risk/benefit discussion with parents.