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Antibiotic Resistance

  • Supercomputer Simulations Help Develop New Approach to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
    Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. In a study led by the University of Oklahoma with ORNL, the ...More
    November 17, 2016 Posted in News
  • Better Use of Antibiotics Needed Throughout Healthcare Settings
    Everyone, from healthcare providers to patients, has a role to play in reducing antibiotic resistance. Specifically,  in order to halt the alarming trend of antibiotic resistance there is a need for well-documented and properly coordinated strategies like stewardship ...More
    November 15, 2016 Posted in News
  • The Hidden Societal Cost of Antibiotic Resistance
    Ambulatory antibiotic prescribing contributes to the development of antibiotic resistance and increases societal costs. Here, we estimate the hidden societal cost of antibiotic resistance per antibiotic prescribed in the United States. In an exploratory ...More
    November 14, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Identify Key Evolutionary Catalyst for Antibiotic Resistance
    A new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford has found that small DNA molecules known as plasmids are one of the key culprits in spreading the major global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Using a novel experimental model, the international team of ...More
    November 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • Implications of the Growing Antibiotic Resistance in Patient Care
    The discovery of penicillin and subsequent generations of antibiotics has been heralded as one of the biggest medical discoveries in history. Yet shortly after his discovery of penicillin in 1928, Fleming warned of the dangers of resistance. This fear has since been proven ...More
    November 3, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Study Links Antibiotic Resistance With Exposure to Chlorhexidine
    Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine-containing disinfectants can become resistant to colistin, a last resort antibiotic often used against multidrug resistant pathogens. This is the first study to link exposure to chlorhexidine with resistance to ...More
    October 31, 2016 Posted in News
  • Evidence and Rationale for Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard in New R3 Report
    A new “R3 Report” released by the Joint Commission addresses the correct use of antimicrobial medications to help combat resistance. It focuses on the Joint Commission’s new antimicrobial stewardship standard for accredited critical access hospitals, ...More
    October 20, 2016 Posted in News
  • Johns Hopkins Awarded $16 Million to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing and Fight Superbugs
    In an effort to improve antibiotic use, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality a $16 million contract, which will be spread over ...More
    October 18, 2016 Posted in News