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Antibiotic Resistance Gene Testing

by DRG Staff At DRG Laboratory, we take antibiotic resistance seriously. We test for antibiotic drug resistance gene characteristics to the following:     ß-lactamase Abstract Antibiotic resistance is a problem of deep scientific concern both in...

ANNOUNCEMENT: DRG Laboratory Releases New Report Format

by DRG Laboratory Staff DRG Laboratory is happy to announce our new report format. It has a new header with better readability. There is a new column in the detail section that displays the cutoff value.  The Cutoff is the quantitative number at which our...

New Human Organ Has Been Classified – Mesentery

by Bernadette M. Mandes Wildemore A New Year and a new organ! Hello and Happy New Year to everyone! Most of the time when I post interesting information on this blog, I do so after getting an update from the GI community. But today, I got an update from one of our...

Some Potential Good News (or Lack of Bad News) for PPI Users

by Bernadette M. Mandes Wildemore If you have been following any of my recent entries to this blog, you may know that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been getting a very bad reputation secondary to all of the bad things they may be associated with. This is...

Acid Suppression Therapy and Iron Deficiency

by Bernadette M. Mandes Wildemore Many patients who suffer with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) take medication to help suppress the production of acid in their GI tract. These acid reducers include the very common drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, or...

Action without antibiotic information risks patient health

NO Antibiotic has a 100% success rate, NONE.  Some protocols like PrevPac are less than 70% effective so how do you decide what drug(s) to prescribe?  Without having patient specific drug resistance, how do you know if your patient will fall into the 70%...
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