The trend of filling aseptically with antibiotics may have some doctors worried, as it may lead to patients not being able to properly recover from their infection.
But for those who think filling a septic tank or filling an antibiotic tank with ice, it may be a good idea, because they can be very effective, according to Dr. Robert P. Juhasz, associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
In addition, the machines may be more cost effective than regular surgery, because it can take up to four hours to fill an antibiotic container, Juhastz said.
The machines are being widely used in hospitals across the United States and other countries around the world.
But it’s been more than a decade since the first patient was treated with one of the machines, Juppe said.
It’s not clear if the machines are safe or not, as some patients have reported complications.
But if the process is done correctly, patients who are unable to properly get the proper amount of antibiotics into their bodies should be able to get better within a few days, Judd said.
In the meantime, patients should be encouraged to get their antibiotics through the regular medical system.
Juppe added that the machines can help alleviate some of the symptoms of some common infections, such as pneumonia, that may be hard to treat with regular treatments.
But he said the machines have a limited shelf life, and people should also consider avoiding filling their containers when possible.
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