People Are Not Petri Dishes—New Study Shows Why Antibiotics Fail, University of California, Santa Barbara Reveals

Picking the right antibiotic, especially for a seriously ill patient, is increasingly difficult because of the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.

Doctors prescribe antibiotics based on experience, knowledge of patterns of sensitivity in their community, and by susceptibility testing of a specific patient’s isolated of bacteria. What happens when the testing results aren’t right?

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