Talk:Bacteria and the body

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http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/539281/?sc=rsla --Remi 03:53, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080407190600.htm --Remi 02:57, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080731140223.htm Emesee 03:39, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-09/sfgm-byt090708.php Emesee 00:19, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-09/sfgm-ihd090908.php Infectious heart disease death rates rising again say scientists

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-09/yu-bp091908.php

Discussion on relevance of Gram Stain to Healthcare[edit source]

The main reason it is relevant to know whether a particular bacteria is Gram-positive Vs. Gram-negative, is because it tends to effect which class of antibiotics one would use to kill an infection caused by a particular bacteria. Generally speaking, Gram-positive bacteria tend to be resistant to the weaker antibiotics (such as cephlex), while stronger antibiotics will kill it easily, if its not a particularly resistant strain. For example, we know that most bacteria responsible for UTIs are Gram-negative, and we know that penicillin isn't particularly effective against gram-negative bacteria, so we opt for a different drug class to treat that type of infection.