antibiotic

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Antibiotic Is Like Some Alien Race

a: Antibiotic ~
b: some alien race

What: "Imagine that the antibiotic is like some alien race that comes to Earth and kills everyone who's 5-foot-10 or shorter," says Heseltine. "What you have left over is a bunch of big, angry people who reproduce and create even more big, angry people."

Useful?
Writer: Dr. David Pegues
LCC: RM
Where:
Date: Jul 18 2011 12:26 AM


It Only Last So Long....

a: Antibiotic ~
b: a reserve oil field

What: "Think to yourself - each antibiotic is like a reserve oil field. We have used up most of the reserves and are finding fewer and fewer, our need (because of increased population and decreasing effectiveness) is increasing while the flow is rapidly decreasing"

Useful?
Writer: Mr. Larry
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 29 2013 5:02 PM


Kill The Good The Bad And The Ugly

a: Antibiotic ~
b: carpet-bombing a battlefield

What: "My advice sprang from the mistaken belief that the good bacteria in her gut had a fighting chance against the bad bacteria. "Honey, taking an antibiotic is like carpet-bombing a battlefield," I told her in confident tones. "You kill off all the good guys as well as the bad guys. Let's see if the good guys rally first.""

Useful?
Writer: GARDINER HARRIS
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 29 2013 5:09 PM



a: Antibiotic ~
b: boot camp to a bug

What: "Treatment by antibiotic is like boot camp to a bug," Preston said. ''They learn how to become stronger. To give just one example: The number of inner-ear infections in children has skyrocketed in the last three years. And they are no longer easily treated."

Useful?
Writer: Richard Preston
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 29 2013 5:13 PM



a: antibiotic resistance ~
b: wrestling Kali

What:

" Fighting antibiotic resistance is like wrestling Kali, the many-armed Hindu goddess of life and death."


Useful?
Writer: Madeline Drexler
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 22 2016 4:29 PM



a: antibiotic resistance ~
b: a three-legged stool

What:

Infection Control
Antibiotic stewardship
Surveillance
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Antibiotic usage
Control of antibiotic resistance is like a three-legged stool
if you take away one of the legs the whole thing falls
over!


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 22 2016 4:31 PM



a: Antibiotic resistant bacteria ~
b: leopard that has no spots

What: These bugs have changed their physiology in a way that makes many antibiotics ineffective. One possible mechanism is a mutation on the site where the antibiotic normally binds with the cell wall. The mutation in the binding site is vaguely similar to a leopard that has no spots. Everyone knows that a leopard is a cat that has spots. If a leopard had a kitten with no spots, a typical observer would not identify it as a leopard. The proteins on surfaces of bacteria can mutate so that antibiotics can not recognize them; therefore they will not bind to the unrecognized protein and deactivate the bacteria. This leopard has lost its spots.

Useful?
Writer: matt flynn
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 28 2013 9:33 PM



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