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New research shows that European hedgehogs in Denmark carry a secret
Through a research collaboration between Institute of Biology at University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Naturama and Statens Serum Institut, scientists have discovered, that Danish hedgehogs carry mecC-MRSA in their snouts. (2019-09-19)
Study changes guidelines for sepsis management
University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher ends debate among physicians regarding sepsis management. (2019-09-17)
Hospital-wide use of high-risk antibiotics associated with more C. difficile infections
Higher hospital-wide use of four classes of antibiotics thought to increase the risk of the dangerous intestinal illness Clostridioides difficile were associated with increased prevalence of hospital-associated C. difficile, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (2019-09-16)
Genetically engineered plasmid can be used to fight antimicrobial resistance
Researchers have engineered a plasmid to remove an antibiotic resistance gene from the Enterococcus faecalis bacterium, an accomplishment that could lead to new methods for combating antibiotic resistance. (2019-09-16)
Groundbreaking study targets one of Canada's most deadly medical conditions
Scientists have shown for the first time evidence that early sampling of blood for microorganisms in sepsis is critical to treating the common and potentially fatal condition. (2019-09-16)
Multidrug resistance: Not as recent as we thought
Researchers from Osaka University found that the ancient RND-type multidrug efflux pump AcrB from Haemophilus influenzae targets the same drugs as its more evolved counterpart from Escherichia coli, showing that multidrug resistance is an ancient trait. (2019-09-13)
Diet impacts the sensitivity of gut microbiome to antibiotics, mouse study finds
Antibiotics change the kinds of bacteria in the mouse gut as well as the bacteria's metabolism -- but diet can exacerbate the changes, a new study showed. (2019-09-12)
Expert feedback improves antibiotic prescribing decisions in paediatrics
In an experimental study, economists and medical experts tested how expert feedback will affect the antibiotic prescribing behaviour of paediatricians. (2019-09-12)
Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems
Scientists have shown for the first time a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. (2019-09-10)
Prolonged antibiotic treatment may alter preterm infants' microbiome
Treating preterm infants with antibiotics for more than 20 months appears to promote the development of multidrug-resistant gut bacteria, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-09-09)
Use of antibiotics in preemies has lasting, potentially harmful effects
Nearly all babies born prematurely receive antibiotics. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-09-09)
Scientists establish new way to test for drug resistant infections
Scientists from the University of York have modified an antibiotic from the beta-lactam family so that it can be attached to a sensor, enabling them to detect the presence of bacteria resistant to treatment. (2019-09-09)
Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination
The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human immune system. (2019-09-06)
Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, ETH researchers conclude from laboratory experiments. (2019-09-05)
80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs
The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs', a new study has shown. (2019-09-04)
How sepsis care program saves lives and reduces costs
A sepsis care quality improvement program saves lives, shortens hospital stays and reduces healthcare costs, according to a study by researchers at Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago. (2019-09-04)
Novel approach leads to potential sepsis prevention in burn patients
Abdul Hamood, Ph.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and his collaborative team investigated the feasibility of developing a topical treatment unrelated to conventional antibiotics that can be used to battle Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (2019-09-03)
Researchers reveal how bacteria behind hospital infections block out antibiotics
Drug-resistant bacteria responsible for deadly hospital-acquired infections shut out antibiotics by closing tiny doors in their cell walls. (2019-09-02)
Clostridium difficile infections may have a friend in fungi
The pathogen Clostridium difficile, which causes one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the United States, may have accomplices that until now have gone largely unnoticed. (2019-08-28)
Physicians slow to use effective new antibiotics against superbugs
New, more effective antibiotics are being prescribed in only about a quarter of infections by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of the world's most intractable drug-resistant bacteria, according to an analysis by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (2019-08-26)
Researcher works to understand how gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics
As public health officials worry about the emergence of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, an MUSC researcher is tracing how antibiotics bind to a gonococcal protein, information that can help lead to new antimicrobials. (2019-08-23)
What factors influence how antibiotics are accessed and used in less well off countries
It is often assumed that people use antibiotics inappropriately because they don't understand enough about the spread of drug resistant superbugs. (2019-08-21)
Antibiotics exposure linked to increased colon cancer risk
In an extensive 'data mining' analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost -- albeit slightly -- the risk of developing colon cancer -- but not rectal cancer -- a decade later. (2019-08-21)
Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk
Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. (2019-08-20)
Antibiotics report highlights stewardship, workforce, research needs
A CDC report on antibiotics use in health care US healthcare settings show progress made in promoting appropriate use of infection-fighting drugs, but strengthened and continued efforts needed. (2019-08-20)
Scientists find powerful potential weapon to overcome antibiotic resistance
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a major cause of serious infections that often persist despite antibiotic treatment, but scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered a way to make these bacteria much more susceptible to some common antibiotics. (2019-08-14)
UTI discovery may lead to new treatments
Sufferers of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) could expect more effective treatments thanks to University of Queensland-led research. (2019-08-13)
Better tests needed for urinary tract infections
Doctors urgently need a fast and accurate test for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs) to reduce overprescribing of antibiotics, according to health researchers. (2019-08-12)
Ancient natural history of antibiotic production and resistance revealed
The study is the first to put antibiotic biosynthesis and resistance into an evolutionary context. (2019-08-12)
Monash University study finds way to disarm dangerous bacteria
Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) have discovered an antibiotic that could prevent the life-threatening diarrhoea caused by Clostridioides difficile -- a serious bacterial infection often acquired in hospital. (2019-08-12)
A Finnish study finds bowel preparation for colon surgery unnecessary
As indicated by a recently completed Finnish study, antibiotics administration and bowel cleansing before colon surgery do not improve patients' treatment outcomes. (2019-08-09)
Finding weakness in bacterial protein to fight anti-biotic resistance
Researchers reveal previously undiscovered hot spots on the surface of bacteria's critical enzyme, which could guide novel approaches to antibiotic design. (2019-07-31)
First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics
Researchers have solved the X-ray crystal structure of the enzyme that makes obafluorin -- a broad spectrum antibiotic agent made by a fluorescent strain of soil bacteria. (2019-07-31)
Selective antibiotics following nature's example
Chemists from Konstanz develop selective agents to combat infectious diseases -- based on the structures of natural products (2019-07-30)
Cigarette smoke makes MRSA superbug bacterium more drug-resistant
Cigarette smoke can make MRSA bacterial strains more resistant to antibiotics, new research from the University of Bath has shown. (2019-07-30)
Study reveals how bacteria beat immune systems
The evolution of more severe infections is not necessarily driven by bacteria multiplying faster, new research shows. (2019-07-29)
Antibiotics can inhibit skin lymphoma
New research from the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center at the University of Copenhagen shows, surprisingly, that antibiotics inhibit cancer in the skin in patients with rare type of lymphoma. (2019-07-25)
Antibiotic-resistant genes found in London's canals and ponds
Central London's freshwater sources contain high levels of antibiotic-resistant genes, with the River Thames having the highest amount, according to research by UCL. (2019-07-25)
Antibiotics before liver transplants lead to better results
A UCLA-led research team has found that giving mice antibiotics for 10 days prior to a liver transplant leads to better liver function after the surgery. (2019-07-22)
Waking up sleeping bacteria to fight infections
Researchers in the group of Jan Michiels (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology) identified a mechanism of how sleepy bacteria wake up. (2019-07-18)
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