E. Coli

Some Antibiotics May Reduce Biofilm in Urinary Tract Infections

Some Antibiotics May Reduce Biofilm in Urinary Tract Infections

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Second- and third-generation fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins, and aminoglycosides were shown to decrease the quantity of biofilm produced by Escherichia coli isolates in children with urinary tract infection in an in vitro study.

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.

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.

Tetravalent <i>E coli</i> Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Women With Recurrent UTI

Tetravalent E coli Vaccine Safe, Immunogenic in Women With Recurrent UTI

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Phase 1b trial finds tetravalent E coli bioconjugate vaccine candidate in women with recurrent UTI safe and immunogenic.

New Gene Variant of MCR-1 Found in Multidrug-Resistant Pathogen

New Gene Variant of MCR-1 Found in Multidrug-Resistant Pathogen

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Researchers discover a gene variant of MCR-1 from the rectal swab of a leukemic child

Colistin-Resistant Gene Noted for Second Time

Colistin-Resistant Gene Noted for Second Time

May be first case in the United States.

Higher Bacterial Loads Resulted in Greater Hand-to-Hand Transmission

Higher Bacterial Loads Resulted in Greater Hand-to-Hand Transmission

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One important issue derived from the study is that it sets a target that may be useful for the norms evaluating hand hygiene products, and also for future studies comparing different hand hygiene products.

Colistin-Resistant mcr-1 E. coli Confirmed in the United States

Colistin-Resistant mcr-1 E. coli Confirmed in the United States

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Researchers found the multidrug resistant bacteria in a woman who sought treatment for UTI.

Reactive Arthritis Attributed to <i>E. Coli, Enterococcus Faecalis</i> Noted in Recent Report

Reactive Arthritis Attributed to E. Coli, Enterococcus Faecalis Noted in Recent Report

While Chlamydia trachomatis is the most reported genitourinary pathogen causing ReA, other bacteria including E. coli and Enterococcus faecalis have been implicated in the pathogenesis of ReA.

CDC: Physician Input Central to PulseNet's Success

CDC: Physician Input Central to PulseNet's Success

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The 83 labs in the national PulseNet network enter information into a database accessible to local and state health officials.

Pediatric UTIs Related to E. coli Demonstrating More Antibiotic Resistance

Pediatric UTIs Related to E. coli Demonstrating More Antibiotic Resistance

Could lead to greater reliance on much more costly intravenous medications.

Report Details Some Challenges Involved in Managing Recurrent UTI in Older Men

Report Details Some Challenges Involved in Managing Recurrent UTI in Older Men

Case presented of patient with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase E. coli infection.

Children Account for Large Amount of Foodborne-Illness Related Deaths

Children Account for Large Amount of Foodborne-Illness Related Deaths

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While the burden of foodborne diseases is a public health concern globally, the WHO African and South-East Asia Regions have the highest incidence and highest death rates, including among children under the age of 5 years.

More Drug-resistant E. coli Infection Seen at Community Hospitals

More Drug-resistant E. coli Infection Seen at Community Hospitals

A study has found that the rate of ESBL-E. coli infections increased from 5.28 to 10.5 per 100,000 patients between 2009 and 2014.

Updated Online Tool Designed to Assist Users Track Foodborne Outbreaks

Updated Online Tool Designed to Assist Users Track Foodborne Outbreaks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) to assist users in searching over nearly 20 years of outbreak data.

International Travel Factors May Influence Antibiotic-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Healthy Children

International Travel Factors May Influence Antibiotic-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Healthy Children

Overall, third generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli (3GC-R Ec) carriage was 4.2% and ranged from 3.4% to 5.1% among the study sites.

Vinegar May Be an Effective Alternative Treatment Against Bacteria for Patients with Burns

Vinegar May Be an Effective Alternative Treatment Against Bacteria for Patients with Burns

The active ingredient in household vinegar was effective in preventing infections and killing bacteria present in burn wounds, a new study has concluded.

Small Study Shows Probiotics Effect in the ICU

Small Study Shows Probiotics Effect in the ICU

Probiotics did not help prevent or eliminate gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) vs. standard care, researchers presented.

Changing Disinfection Process for Spinach, Leafy Greens May Reduce Foodborne Illness Rate

Changing Disinfection Process for Spinach, Leafy Greens May Reduce Foodborne Illness Rate

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Greens are washed by commercial processes before they head to the grocery store. But these methods, which can include water and bleach rinses or irradiation, are not completely effective.

Many Septic Shock Survivors Readmitted To Hospital

Many Septic Shock Survivors Readmitted To Hospital

Readmitted patients have higher chronic illness burden, prevalence of health care-linked sepsis.

Further Prevention Strategies Needed to Reduce Rates of Foodborne Illness

Further Prevention Strategies Needed to Reduce Rates of Foodborne Illness

Rates of some other foodborne illnesses, such as less common types of salmonella, increased.

Calls to Poison Centers Spike As Summer Gets Started

Calls to Poison Centers Spike As Summer Gets Started

Experts urge care with bleach, bug spray, gasoline, and picnic foods.

FDA: Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FDA: Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin).

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