Patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections have multisystem disease and exposure to carbapenems and aminoglycosides.
For patients with Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections and ceftriaxone resistance, treatment with piperacillin-tazobactam compared with meropenem did not result in a non-inferior 30-day mortality.
Previous antibiotic use and mechanical invasive ventilation were risk factors for multidrug-resistant pathogens in hospital-associated or ventilator-associated pneumonia.
New data suggest an association between general practitioners' prescribing habits for urinary tract infections and UTI-related E coli bacteremia incidence.
Many antibiotic adverse drug events led to emergency department visits, particularly among young children, highlighting a need for better communication regarding the risks of overprescribing.
Higher minimum inhibitory concentration values of isoniazid or rifampin are associated with a greater risk of relapse in drug-susceptible tuberculosis than lower MICs.
Antimicrobial agents ceftazidime/avibactam and amikacin provided the best overall coverage against Gram-negative organisms isolated from patients with pneumonia in the ICU.
The resistance of Helicobacter pylori to antibiotics is increasing worldwide, with primary and secondary resistance to clarithromycin, metronidazole, and levofloxacin reaching levels higher than 15%.
Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in urine or feces is a substantial risk factor for subsequent EPE-bloodstream infection.
The majority of mismatched prescribed antibiotics for suspected UTI at an urgent care clinic among patients 70+ years old or with diabetes or urinary catheterization is likely the result of the multidrug-resistant H30 subclone of Escherichia coli ST131.
Ceftazidime/avibactam could be a suitable alternative to carbapenem-based regimens for certain serious Gram-negative infections.
Time to optimal antimicrobial therapy for positive blood cultures was assessed in a pediatric population.
Reducing levels of antibiotic consumption in a population is an effective method for reducing the community prevalence of antibiotic resistance.
Results suggest that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics remains widespread, despite the concurrent release of several guideline-based best practices intended to reduce inappropriate antibiotic consumption.
The increasing prevalence of macrolide resistance underscores the need for research focused on identifying a safe and effective treatment for Mycoplasma genitalium.
Study analyzed the trends of nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolated from young children with acute otitis media during a 16-year period.
The FDA announced a new website that provides direct access to information about appropriate antibiotic choices.
Proposed budget cuts from the Trump administration can seriously hamper efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.
Optimizing outcomes with an antibiotic stewardship programs requires a team approach that involves point-of-care providers.
Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a contributing factor in antibiotic resistance.
A substantial portion of cases of antibiotic overprescription are linked to overdiagnosis of conditions such as sinusitis and otitis media without meeting diagnostic criteria and with high variability in diagnosis by race and by clinician.
The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported.
Diagnosis is one of the primary difficulties in managing hospital acquired pneumonia.
World Health Organization (WHO) reports treating gonorrhea is "much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat" due to antibiotic resistance.
In recent years, Staphlococcus aureus infections have been more susceptible to key antibiotics.
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