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2014-08-19 08:29:39

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed positive topline results from RECLAIM-1 and -2, pivotal Phase III studies evaluating the potential for the investigational antibiotic, ceftazidime-avibactam as a treatment for adult hospitalized patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/NY47381LOGO Ceftazidime-avibactam consists of a cephalosporin (ceftazidime), an established treatment for...

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...

2014-05-15 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,...

Kitchens A Source Of Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
2014-04-09 05:02:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From professional chef to housewife, every cook knows that handling raw poultry leaves your hands, tools and surfaces covered in drug-resistant bacteria such as E. coli. These bacteria produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), which are enzymes that make the bacteria resistant to many commonly used antibiotics. A new study from the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, examined household and hospital kitchens to...

2013-07-19 14:38:41

Global structural properties have changed across bacterial families without putting limits on new antibiotic resistance Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been emerging at an alarming rate. In some of the scariest of these pathogens, the mechanism responsible for the bacteria's ability to defeat antibiotics is a complex protein molecule embedded in the bacterial cell wall -- the enzyme β-lactamase. The rapid evolution of β-lactamase is the key factor responsible...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.