Antibiotic resistance is recognized as a global threat and the misuse of antibiotics in dentistry partly contributes to it.
As the general public, we often concern about the antibiotic prescription by a physician. But are we even aware of the magnitude of antibiotic usage in dentistry?
One should always finish the prescribed course of antibiotics! How true is this cardinal rule?
It became a debatable topic lately as many news articles are coming up with contrasting standpoints. This could create ambiguity in people’s minds as their doctor advises them to always finish the prescribed course of antibiotics.
Wolbachia bacteria infect a wide variety of arthropods (such as insects, spiders, crustaceans) and nematodes. Wolbachia is a symbiotic bacterium that lives inside the cells of its host. It mainly affects and manipulates the reproductive tissues – testes and ovaries of the host. Applications of Wolbachia bacteria hold great potential for human benefits.
Most people love the smell of rain and would you be surprised to know that Streptomyces bacteria are associated with that sweet, earthy smell of rain.
We use antibiotics to destroy the bacteria.
Over the last century, we were able to exploit the potential of antibiotics for our benefits such as treating infections, increasing agricultural yield, etc. We evoked the mass production of antibiotics by microbial fermentation or chemical synthesis with amplified dose and potency.
To fight against the infectious disease produced by the bacteria and to ensure the success of a medical procedure or treatment devoid of any infections, antibiotics are widely administered.
The administration of antibiotics aroused an evolutionary and survival response among the bacteria producing resistance to the antibiotics, consequently making the bacteria antibiotic-resistant.
What is antibiotic resistance??
Antibiotics are medicines or drugs that are used to treat bacterial infections by destroying the bacteria or keeping their multiplication on a check. ?
Antibiotic resistance?is the ability of the bacteria to withstand the effects of antibiotics?causing?the bacteria to become?antibiotic-resistant.??
The procedures in the healthcare setting involve contact of medical devices with a patient?s body. A major risk of all procedures is the introduction of pathogenic microorganisms by the medical device causing infection in the patient rather than the success of the procedure. The resulting infection not only affects the patient, further it could be transmitted to other people and the environment.
The story of the bacterium Thermus aquatics describes a harmonious relationship between mother nature and human life in a precise way. Moreover, this bacterium changed the life we live by making a lot of advancements in science and technology, which can be related to everyday life than constricting it in the science workbench.??
Are the viruses causing infectious diseases in humans are entirely new, and they didn?t exist in the past? Or the viruses always coexisted with us, and suddenly started infecting humans? Rather viral infectious diseases were occurring in humans in some parts of the world, but global travel and media exposure made you connect with it?