antimicrobial resistance

Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

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Investigators identified patient, provider, and practice characteristics associated with antibiotic prescribing in an attempt to determine factors contributing to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment Tied to Patient, Provider Characteristics

Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment Tied to Patient, Provider Characteristics

Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting.

Trends of <i>S pneumoniae, H influenzae</i> Antibiotic Resistance in Children

Trends of S pneumoniae, H influenzae Antibiotic Resistance in Children

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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.

Long-Term Macrolide Use Increases Risk of Resistant <i>P acnes</i>

Long-Term Macrolide Use Increases Risk of Resistant P acnes

Long-term oral macrolide administration may increase macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes.

CDC: New Data Show Progress in Combating Antibiotic Resistance

CDC: New Data Show Progress in Combating Antibiotic Resistance

The CDC has released new data in its Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map on the progress in combating antibiotic resistance.

Alternative Therapeutics for Mild Infections May Help to Retain Antibiotic Efficacy

Alternative Therapeutics for Mild Infections May Help to Retain Antibiotic Efficacy

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Developing alternative, non-antibiotic treatments for certain "self-limiting infections" may help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

New Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

New Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

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A new immunotherapy approach has shown promise in it's first-in-human trial for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Genome Sequencing Identifies Early Ampicillin Resistance

Genome Sequencing Identifies Early Ampicillin Resistance

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Using whole-genome sequencing, investigators determined that genetically different plasmids from antibiotic-resistant strains emerged in Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in the late 1950s, prior to the release of ampicillin for clinical use.

Antibiotic Innovation Is Losing Ground to Gram-Negative Bacteria

Antibiotic Innovation Is Losing Ground to Gram-Negative Bacteria

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Experts discuss antibiotic classes in development, which agents holds the most promise, and how to prevent further resistance.

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

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Physicians can help avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance by recognizing and using appropriate alternative treatments, and having a strategy so that patients are not on antibiotics for a long period of time.

Long-Term Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Long-Term Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

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Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a contributing factor in antibiotic resistance.

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant <i>S aureus</i>

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant S aureus

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New data confirms delafloxacin shows high response rates against MRSA.

Dexamethasone Reduces Need for Antibiotics in Adults With Sore Throat

Dexamethasone Reduces Need for Antibiotics in Adults With Sore Throat

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Looking for a way to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use for adults with acute sore throats, researchers evaluated whether as single dose of oral corticosteriod can effectively reduce likelihood of symptom resolution.

Vancomycin Vials Voluntarily Recalled for Glass Contamination

Vancomycin Vials Voluntarily Recalled for Glass Contamination

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Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection after a confirmed customer reported of glass within a single vial.

Vabomere Antibiotic for CRE Better Than Best Available Tx

Vabomere Antibiotic for CRE Better Than Best Available Tx

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New data finds Vabomere, a combination antibiotic for the treatment of CRE infections as best available treatment.

Azithromycin Prevents COPD Exacerbations in <i>H pylori</i> Seropositive Patients

Azithromycin Prevents COPD Exacerbations in H pylori Seropositive Patients

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Azithromycin is more likely to reduce exacerbations of COPD among patients with antibodies against Helicobacter pylori.

Risk of Congenital Malformations With Gestational Antibiotic Use

Risk of Congenital Malformations With Gestational Antibiotic Use

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The use of specific antibiotics during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk for major congenital malformations.

Risk of Adverse Events Common For Hospitalized Patients Using Antibiotics

Risk of Adverse Events Common For Hospitalized Patients Using Antibiotics

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Antibiotic-associated adverse drug events are more common among hospitalized patients.

Cephalosporin Oral Suspension to Be Discontinued in 2018

Cephalosporin Oral Suspension to Be Discontinued in 2018

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Ceftin Oral Suspension, an antibiotic, has been discontinued.

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.

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