bacteriophage therapy

bacteriophage therapy

A form of treatment, still considered experimental and unproved in the West, in which cultures of bacteriophage viruses (‘bacteria eaters’) are applied to wounds infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. An Institute of bacteriophage therapy, the Phage Therapy Centre exists in Georgia, Russia.

bacteriophage therapy

see PHAGE THERAPY.
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The paper, entitled "Successful adjunctive use of bacteriophage therapy for treatment of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in a cystic fibrosis patient," appears in the peer-reviewed journal Infection.
Glenn Morris, Jr., Bacteriophage Therapy, 45 ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS & CHEMOTHERAPY 649, 649-50 (2001) (discussing the official discovery of phages by Felix d'Herelle and his subsequent use of phages to treat dysentery in 1919).
Jonathan Iredell, Senior Staff Infectious Diseases Physician at the Westmead Hospital in Sydney, director of Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the Westmead Institute of Medical Research and Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Sydney, gave a presentation "Adjunctive bacteriophage therapy for severe Staphylococcal sepsis," including data on 13 patients suffering from severe S.
Bacteriophage therapy. Review of the principles and results of the use of bacteriophage in the treatment of infections.
Bacteriophage therapy in children: facts and prospects.
Bacteriophage therapy: a revitalized therapy against bacterial infectious diseases.
Bacteriophage therapy of infectious diseases in aquaculture.
The practice of assessing bacterial susceptibility to antibiotics prior to administration in order to provide the most effective treatment is crucial, and we emphasise the need for clinical trials and ongoing research into bacteriophage therapy as antibiotic alternatives for sea turtles.
Bacteriophage therapy rapidly developed globally and attracted the attention of pharmaceutical companies and, independently, the Russian and German army physicians, who started using phages to treat soldiers.
The threat of emerging infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria results in growing interest in bacteriophage therapy, which is considered as a potential alternative to antibiotics [1].
(2007) Bacteriophage therapy to reduce Salmonella colonization of broiler chickens.