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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...

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...

2014-01-27 23:02:49

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has produced new versions of an old antibiotic that are active against difficult-to-treat tuberculosis; offers new strategy for overcoming drug resistance Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice...

2013-12-20 00:20:36

-- Begins Phase 2 Clinical Study in China, Phase 1 Bridging Study in Australia -- HAYWARD, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MicuRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation antibiotics, today announced the initiation of a global clinical development program for its lead compound MRX-I, a novel oxazolidinone antibiotic for treatment of Gram-positive infections including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

2013-11-29 14:34:09

Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of UC San Diego biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nursing homes across the United States. Two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sobering report estimating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria last year caused more than two million illnesses and approximately...

Bacteria Use Lethal Cytotoxins In Order To Evade Antibiotic Treatment
2013-11-18 11:49:43

Aarhus University Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins. The new results could make it possible in the future to develop new treatment methods to impair the cytotoxic activity and thereby reduce the severity of infectious diseases. In spite of the fact that the first antibiotics were discovered almost a century ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis,...

2013-10-15 21:02:43

A new type of antibiotic called a PPMO, which works by blocking genes essential for bacterial reproduction, successfully killed a multidrug-resistant germ common to health care settings, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. The technology and new approach offer potential promise against the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, the researchers said. The pathogen (germ) – called Acinetobacter – can cause infections from pneumonia to serious blood or wound...

2013-10-08 12:27:18

However, Hospital Pharmacy Directors Are Less Receptive to Formulary Inclusion Of Such Premium-Priced Antibiotics, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a majority of surveyed infectious disease (ID) specialists are willing to prescribe novel antibiotics, developed under the Infectious Diseases...

Antibiotic Resistance Threats In The US: CDC
2013-09-17 05:04:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” kill approximately 23,000 Americans each year, the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Monday. In addition, federal health officials also reported that at least two million people fall ill due to these bacterial infections, reports Mike Stobbe and Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press (AP). This marks the first time that the CDC has released statistics addressing the...

2013-09-10 23:20:32

A leader in infection surveillance and pharmacy stewardship software teams up with a top consultancy in medications management to help hospitals around the world address the complex clinical and data analysis challenges of antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease management. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 ICNet® Systems, Inc., which provides infection surveillance and pharmacy stewardship software to more than 1,200 hospitals globally, and Visante®, Inc., a...