Antibiotic Resistance

  • New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics
    Researchers have developed a new strategy for prescribing antibiotics that could reduce patient harm and help combat the rise in antibiotic resistance. A new study, which is due to be presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Annual Congress in Barcelona on Sept. ...More
    September 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Scientists Uncover How Superbug Fights Off Antibiotic
    Investigators working to stem the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria have taken a major step in their efforts to develop new treatments. In mBio, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) report they have identified a novel ...More
    August 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • ICT News Desk: Antibiotic Prescribing Trends
    When U.S. physicians prescribe antibiotics, more than 60 percent of the time they choose some of the strongest types of antibiotics, referred to as "broad spectrum," which are capable of killing multiple kinds of bacteria, University of Utah researchers show in a new study. ...More
    August 8, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • Antibiotic Resistance Among HAIs is Much Greater Than Prior CDC Estimates
    The rise of antibiotic resistance among healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is greater than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in its 2008 analysis, according to an ahead-of-print article in the journal, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The ...More
    August 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Reduction Campaigns Do Not Necessarily Reduce Resistance
    Antibiotic use—and misuse—is the main driver for selection of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This has led many countries to implement interventions designed to reduce overall antibiotic consumption. Now, using methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as an ...More
    July 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread in Hudson River, Study Finds
    The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower ...More
    July 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Communicate to Help Each Other Resist Antibiotics
    New research from Western University unravels a novel means of communication that allows bacteria such as Burkholderia cenocepacia (B. cenocepacia) to resist antibiotic treatment. B. cenocepacia is an environmental bacterium that causes devastating infections in patients ...More
    July 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Change Route of Delivery to Mitigate Antibiotic Resistance
    New research suggests that the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance correlates with oral ingestion of antibiotics, raising the possibility that other routes of administration could reduce the spread of resistance. The study appears online ahead of print in the journal ...More
    July 1, 2013 Posted in News
  • Experts Join Forces Against Superbugs at 4th World Forum on HAIs and Antimicrobial Resistance
    More than 70 experts in the field of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections met in Annecy for the 4th World HAI Forum, organized by bioMérieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics and leader in microbiology. These experts in infection ...More
    June 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • IDSA Welcomes Reintroduction of STAAR Act in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) says it applauds Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) for reintroducing the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act to provide urgently needed federal leadership to tackle this growing public health crisis. IDSA has ...More
    June 6, 2013 Posted in News