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Latest Antibiotic resistance Stories

2014-02-26 12:26:25

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: PharmaFocus: Market Access Strategies for Antibiotics Targeting Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria PharmaFocus: Market Access Strategies for Antibiotics Targeting Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria Summary Since their discovery almost a century ago, antibiotics have revolutionized the global healthcare industry by ushering in an era of significantly reduced morbidity...

2014-02-25 12:28:11

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA), the leading global non-governmental organization fighting to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial medicines, announced its first Honor Roll of companies that responsibly limit the use of antibiotics in their products. Antibiotics are commonly used in the food animal industry to promote growth but this contributes to dangerous antibiotic resistance that threatens a future where...

2014-02-21 12:24:15

The Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter offers information about the legal rights of those who contract MRSA during a hospital stay. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hospitals are required to take steps to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients and visitors. When they fail to do so patient exposure to illness and infection often results. One of the most problematic occurrences faced by many patients in a hospital setting is the risk of contracting MRSA. MRSA is...

2014-02-20 08:30:30

LONDON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Gram-Negative Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 EpiCast Report: Gram-Negative Bacterial Urinary Tract Infection - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 Summary Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections acquired in hospitals and in the community setting. A UTI can occur when daily living activities and...

2014-02-12 04:20:58

DESTELBERGEN, Belgium, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Asclepia Outsourcing Solutions selected as one of the partners to join the European Gram-Negative Antibacterial Engine Over 30 European universities, research institutes, and companies, led by GlaxoSmithKline and Uppsala University, are joining forces in a 6-year programme supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) to develop novel antibiotics against Gram-negative...

2014-01-28 12:24:12

Signed commitment letter in exam rooms lowered inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for cold symptoms by nearly 20 percent, saving $70 million/year in drug costs alone Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions are a major public health concern, costing millions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs annually and contributing to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Still, despite widely accepted prescription guidelines, physicians continue to prescribe antibiotics for colds...

New Virus From Africa Kills Anthrax Agent
2014-01-28 08:57:55

Andy Fell - University of California - Davis From a zebra carcass on the plains of Namibia in Southern Africa, an international team of researchers has discovered a new, unusually large virus (or bacteriophage) that infects the bacterium that causes anthrax. The novel bacteriophage could eventually open up new ways to detect, treat or decontaminate the anthrax bacillus and its relatives that cause food poisoning. The work is published Jan. 27 in the journal PLOS One. The virus was...

Infectious Pathogens Higher In Water From Hospital Water Taps With Aerators
2014-01-22 07:30:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by the University of Genova, Italy, finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system. Patients who are immunocompromised are at a higher risk of infection from such contaminated water. "Aerators are a reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria and a source of infection for patients at risk," said Maria Luisa Cristina,...

2014-01-21 23:03:19

Company aids effort aimed at promoting the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 ICNet Systems is one of a select few vendors working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to demonstrate its Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Module (AUR). So far, three ICNet client hospitals have successfully submitted data. As a result of this work, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety...

2014-01-10 10:46:44

Scientists have made an important advance in understanding how a subset of bacterial cells escape being killed by many antibiotics. Cells become "persisters" by entering a state in which they stop replicating and are able to tolerate antibiotics. Unlike antibiotic resistance, which arises because of genetic mutations and is passed on to later generations, this tolerant phase is only temporary, but it may contribute to the later development of resistance. In a new study in the journal...


Latest Antibiotic resistance Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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