antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

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Little evidence is available to support the theory that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods

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Cal-State researchers set out to quantify how much antibiotic resistant bacteria is on produce and in dairy products we eat every day. They learned there's quite a bit— but is it likely to make us sick?

Antibiotic Use Ineffective in Non-Severe Meningococcal Disease

Antibiotic Use Ineffective in Non-Severe Meningococcal Disease

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Researchers found no evidence supporting the use of pre-admission antibiotics for cases on non-severe meningococcal disease.

Last-Resort Gonorrhea Treatment Sees Resistance in 66% of Countries

Last-Resort Gonorrhea Treatment Sees Resistance in 66% of Countries

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World Health Organization (WHO) reports treating gonorrhea is "much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat" due to antibiotic resistance.

Voluntary Recall Announced for Injectable Antibiotic

Voluntary Recall Announced for Injectable Antibiotic

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Alvogen announced a voluntary recall for its injectable antibiotic Clindamycin Injection ADD-Vantage.

Structurally Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

Structurally Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

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Binding pocket and peripheral structural modifications of vancomycin improve its antimicrobial activity and durability.

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Acute Conjunctivitis

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Acute Conjunctivitis

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Researchers found that 60% of patients diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis were overprescribed antibiotics.

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

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The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

Case of <i>Vibrio vulnificus</i> Septic Shock Leading to Death After New Tattoo

Case of Vibrio vulnificus Septic Shock Leading to Death After New Tattoo

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A patient who recently acquired a new tattoo developed Vibrio vulnificus septic shock after swimming in seawater, leading to death.

High Prevalence of MDR Bacteria in Residents Living in Nursing Homes

High Prevalence of MDR Bacteria in Residents Living in Nursing Homes

Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria can be found in more than 1-quarter of nursing-home residents.

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

Congressional Acts Pose Threat to National ID Health Initiatives

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Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

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A Cochrane review of antibiotic treatments for pelvic inflammatory disease found no definitive evidence that one treatment was more effective or safer than the other.

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

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Using certain antibiotics during early pregnancy increases the risk of spontaneous abortion.

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

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Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.

Novel Bacteriophage Treatment Successfully Treats Drug-Resistant Infection

Novel Bacteriophage Treatment Successfully Treats Drug-Resistant Infection

Scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine successfully used experimental therapy involving bacteriophages to treat a patient with a multi-drug resistant bacterial infection.

Does Use of Azithromycin Increase Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia?

Does Use of Azithromycin Increase Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmia?

Patients who took azithromycin weren't any more likely to develop ventricular arrhythmia than those taking amoxicillin.

Long-term Antibiotic Use in Adulthood May Increase Colorectal Adenoma Risk

Long-term Antibiotic Use in Adulthood May Increase Colorectal Adenoma Risk

Long-term use of antibiotics in early to middle adulthood may increases risk of colorectal adenomas in women.

Can a Maple Syrup Extract Enhance Antibiotic Potency?

Can a Maple Syrup Extract Enhance Antibiotic Potency?

Nathalie Tufenkji, PhD, and colleagues at McGill University in Québec found that a phenolic rich extract from maple syrup (PRMSE) can increase the potency of commonly used antibiotics, ciprofloxacin and carbencillin, against Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

New Antibiotic Therapy Improves Acute Lung Function in Children With CF

New Antibiotic Therapy Improves Acute Lung Function in Children With CF

New antibiotic therapy is associated with greater likelihood of recovery after acute lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis.

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

New Bill Before Congress Aims at Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Problem

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Antibiotic resistance has a high mortality rate, and the problem is growing as manufacturers retreat from investing in new drugs and diagnostic tests.

Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

Antiprotozoal Renders Gram-Negative Bacteria Susceptible to Antibiotics

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Investigations in vitro and in mouse models showed that pentamidine, an antifungal and antiprotozoal agent, rendered Gram-negative pathogens susceptible to conventional antibiotics, even in the setting of colistin resistance.

High Rates of Antibiotic Resistance in Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

High Rates of Antibiotic Resistance in Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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A carbapenem with vancomycin is the least resistant initial antibiotic combination to use in patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer.

Comparative Efficacy of Topical Mupirocin, Gentamicin in Preventing PD-related Infections

Comparative Efficacy of Topical Mupirocin, Gentamicin in Preventing PD-related Infections

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Researchers found topical gentamicin is a better treatment compared to mupirocin for prophylaxis against bacterial infections in patients on peritoneal dialysis.

 Lower Odds of Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection With Azithromycin

Lower Odds of Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection With Azithromycin

Only 8.8% of women undergoing cesarean section had post-cesarean infection when treated with pre-incision azithromycin prophylaxis.

Can Patient, Physician Co-Washing Increase Hand Washing Practice?

Can Patient, Physician Co-Washing Increase Hand Washing Practice?

Offering hand sanitizer to the patient and clinician at the same time, deemed "co-washing," is a simple intervention that can be implemented in almost any practice and possibly reduce infection rates.

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.

Hospital Room Floors May be Unrecognized Pathogen Dissemination Source

Hospital Room Floors May be Unrecognized Pathogen Dissemination Source

Disinfecting surfaces is key to preventing nosocomial transmission of pathogens such as C difficile, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

WHO Prioritizes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Pathogens List

WHO Prioritizes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Pathogens List

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The World Health Organization has developed a global priority list of pathogens for the research and development of new antibiotics.

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

After colonizing in drains, Escherichia coli slowly started to grow toward the sink strainers, growing 1 inch each day, researchers found in a study.

High Rates of MDR <i>Enterobacteriaceae</i> Seen in Children

High Rates of MDR Enterobacteriaceae Seen in Children

Antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacterial infections up 700% in US children since 2007.

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