Quantcast

Latest Beta-lactam antibiotics Stories

2014-07-04 16:21:01

-- Purchase enhances cost-competitiveness, paves way for future development -- LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility and an associated research and development (R&D) facility from Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BSE: 524372, NSE:...

War On Superbugs Spearheaded By British PM David Cameron
2014-07-02 15:20:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the latest development in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Wednesday that former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O'Neill would lead an independent review panel to find market-based solutions to the emergence of so-called ‘superbugs.’ "There is a market failure; the pharmaceutical industry hasn't been developing new classes of antibiotics, so we need to create...

Fungus Discovered That May Stop Superbugs Dead In Their Tracks
2014-06-26 09:48:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For several years, concern about antibiotic resistant drugs has been increasing. Scientists have recently discovered a fungus in Nova Scotia that offers hope against the growing health threat that kills tens of thousands every year. The team, from McMaster University, has isolated a fungus-derived molecule, known as AMA, which has the ability to disarm NDM-1, which is one of the most dangerous antibiotic resistant drugs. "This...

2014-06-16 08:27:47

On-demand molecular test detects and differentiates the genes encoding the most prevalent carbapenemases: KPC, NDM, VIM, OXA-48 and IMP-1 SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Carba-R, an on-demand molecular test for rapid and accurate detection of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria, to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on...

2014-05-22 10:34:38

Washington University School of Medicine Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast collection of genes to fight off antibiotics, but they are much less likely to share these genes, a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St....

2014-05-15 12:36:52

Carbapenems Are Increasingly Being Deployed as Frontline Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the majority of surveyed hospital-based infectious disease and critical/intensive care specialists in the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) reported increases in infection rates due to key drug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens (GNPs) over the past two years. Further,...

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

2014-03-26 10:53:36

Millions of children in the UK are potentially receiving penicillin prescriptions below the recommended dose for common infections, according to new research led jointly by researchers at King's College London, St George's, University of London and Imperial College London. The authors are calling for an urgent review of penicillin dosing guidelines for children - which at the time of study had not changed in over 50 years - after discovering wide variation in current prescribing practice....

2014-03-10 08:31:26

But 19 in 20 patients with a history of penicillin "allergy" are not penicillin allergic ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, funded by ALK, finds that a penicillin "allergy" label adversely affects the quantity and quality of health care in hospitalized patients. The penicillin allergy label is the most common drug "allergy" listed in medical records during hospital admissions. Analyzing Kaiser Foundation...

2014-02-25 23:00:11

New book ‘One Little Miracle’ rivets readers with the tale of the little girl who was the test case for penicillin. Roseville, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Bringing fresh hope to every bookshelf, author Yvonne Nunes invites readers to look into another angle of the remarkable story behind the most important medical event in the twentieth century. One Little Miracle, her new book released through Xlibris, tells the inspiring true tale of the seven-year-old girl whose life was saved...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
Related