Antibiotic Resistance

  • Study Finds Unexpected Bacterial Diversity on Human Skin
    The health of our skin — one of the body’s first lines of defense against illness and injury — depends upon the delicate balance between our own cells and the millions of bacteria and other one-celled microbes that live on its surface. To better understand ...More
    May 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • How to Select an Ideal Disinfectant
    This article appeared in the June 2009 issue of ICT in the How to Do Anything Better Guide.With the emergence of antibiotic-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), etc. and more virulent strains ...More
  • Partnership Aims to Reduce Infections Among Cancer Patients
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, the CDC and Amgen today announced the launch of a three-year campaign to reduce infections among cancer patients. The campaign will provide resources and educational tools to help patients, families and ...More
    May 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Reducing the Over-Prescribing of Antibiotics
    Improving communications skills and the use of a simple blood test could help cut the growing number of inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics, a joint Cardiff University trial has discovered. In a major new clinical trial, published in the British Medical Journal, a ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Preventing Ear Infections in the Future: Delivering Vaccine Through Skin
    An experimental vaccine applied the surface of the skin appears to protect against certain types of ear infections. Scientists from the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, report their findings today at the 109th general meeting of the ...More
    May 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Aerosolized Nanoparticles Show Promise for Delivering Antibiotic Treatment
    Aerosol delivery of antibiotics via nanoparticles may provide a means to improve drug delivery and increase patient compliance, thus reducing the severity of individual illnesses, the spread of epidemics, and possibly even retarding antibiotic resistance.Delivery of ...More
    May 20, 2009 Posted in News
  • Anti-infectives in Water a Growing Concern
    Anti-infectives have become environmental contaminants of growing concern, as they are transported from landfills, agriculture and urban centers into waterways and drinking water, according to a review article published in the May 2009 issue of the journal Environmental ...More
    May 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • H1N1 Pandemic Precautions for Frontline Workers
    If the H1N1 pandemic flu follows the pattern of the 1918 Great Pandemic it could come back with more vigor in a second wave next fall. In 1918, three separate recurrences of influenza followed each other with unusual rapidity, resulting in three pandemic waves within a ...More
    May 14, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Bacteria Create Aquatic Superbugs in Waste Treatment Plants
    For bacteria in wastewater treatment plants, the stars align perfectly to create a hedonistic mating ground for antibiotic-resistant superbugs eventually discharged into streams and lakes.In the first known study of its kind, Chuanwu Xi of the University of Michigan School ...More
    May 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Control of Resistant Bacteria in Outpatient Clinics
    While infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, are usually associated with inpatient settings, the potential for infection in ...More
    May 11, 2009 Posted in News