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Long delays prescribing new antibiotics hinder market for needed drugs
US hospitals wait over a year on average to begin prescribing newly developed antibiotics, a delay that might threaten the supply or discourage future development of needed drugs, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. (2019-06-26)
Interdisciplinary approach decreases broad spectrum antibiotic usage
An interdisciplinary approach to antimicrobial stewardship involving comprehensive blood culture identification (BCID) testing decreased broad spectrum antibiotic use, according to new research presented last week in Philadelphia at the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (2019-06-26)
Multiresistant intestinal bacteria spread widely in Vietnamese hospitals
Around half of patients admitted to hospital in Vietnam are carriers of multiresistant intestinal bacteria, which are resistant to carbapenems, a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. (2019-06-25)
Widely available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of 'superbug' MRSA
Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. (2019-06-24)
Cannabidiol is a powerful new antibiotic
New research has found that Cannnabidiol is active against Gram-positive bacteria, including those responsible for many serious infections (such as Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae), with potency similar to that of established antibiotics such as vancomycin or daptomycin. (2019-06-23)
Antibiotic resistance in spore-forming probiotic bacteria
New research has found that six probiotic Bacillus strains are resistant to several antibiotics. (2019-06-21)
Combination of drugs may combat deadly drug-resistant fungus
Microbiologists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have shown that a combination of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial medications may be an effective weapon against the recently discovered multidrug resistant, Candida auris (C. auris). (2019-06-21)
New approaches cut inappropriate antibiotic use by over 30%
A UC Davis study of nine emergency departments and urgent care centers in California and Colorado found educating physicians and patients about safe antibiotic use can cut overuse by one-third. (2019-06-19)
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial
A world-first study at James Cook University in Australia has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. (2019-06-18)
How certain antibiotic combinations could defeat 'superbugs'
In hospitalized patients with bacterial infections, heteroresistance is more widespread than previously appreciated. (2019-06-17)
Bacterial chemical 'signatures' a sign of damaged gut microbiome in critical illness
Chemicals produced by healthy bacteria could be used to assess the health of the gut microbiome and help identify critically-ill children at greatest risk of organ failure, a study published in Critical Care Medicine has found. (2019-06-13)
Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer, study finds
An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests. (2019-06-10)
Antibiotic produced by the microbiome kills bacteria by disturbing energy metabolism
A research team from the universities of Tübingen and Göttingen as well as from the German Center for Infection Research has investigated the mode of action of a new class of antibiotics that is highly effective against multidrug-resistant pathogens. (2019-06-04)
Many kids with pneumonia get unnecessary antibiotics, chest X-rays
Preschool children with community-acquired pneumonia often receive unnecessary tests and treatment at outpatient clinics and emergency departments, according to a nationally representative study led by Todd Florin, M.D., MSCE, from Ann & Robert H. (2019-06-04)
Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab
About 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, making it the most lethal infectious disease worldwide. (2019-06-03)
Most preventive antibiotics prescribed by dentists are unnecessary
A new study has found that 81% of antibiotics prescribed by dentists - who are among the top prescribers in the US, accounting for about 10% of all antibiotic prescriptions - to prevent infections prior to dental visits are unnecessary. (2019-05-31)
Antibiotics that dentists prescribe are unnecessary 81% of the time, research shows
Antibiotics prescribed by dentists as a preemptive strike against infection are unnecessary 81% of the time, according to a study published today in JAMA Network Open. (2019-05-31)
Study helps develop new treatment option for multi-drug resistant infections
A new study, published in 'Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy' conducted by a University of Liverpool led research consortium, has helped develop a new treatment option for some multi-drug resistant (MDR) infections. (2019-05-29)
Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections
Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work by experts at Swansea University. (2019-05-29)
Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria
The global spread of antibiotic resistance is undermining decades of progress in fighting bacterial infections. (2019-05-28)
Antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels, global study finds
Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered. (2019-05-26)
Infection biology: Signs of selection in the stomach
Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. (2019-05-24)
How bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance in the presence of antibiotics
A new study's disconcerting findings reveal how antibiotic resistance is able to spread between bacteria cells despite the presence of antibiotics that should prevent them from growing. (2019-05-23)
Study finds lower ER triage scores associated with delayed antibiotics delivery for sepsis patients
in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster -- by up to 32 minutes -- for sepsis patients being treated in an emergency department if they were assigned a slightly higher score on a subjective one-to-five acuity scale commonly used for patient triage. (2019-05-22)
Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts
A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics. (2019-05-17)
IU researchers develop electric field-based dressing to help heal wound infections
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. (2019-05-17)
Could better tests help reverse the rise of drug-resistant infections?
Faster, more accurate tests for drug-resistant infections are hailed as a promising tool in the fight against antibiotic resistance, so much so that the US and Britain are offering millions in prize money for their development. (2019-05-16)
On the way to fighting staph infections with the body's immune system
Researchers have gained a greater understanding of the biology of staphylococcus skin infections in mice and how the mouse immune system mobilizes to fight them. (2019-05-15)
Serious adverse outcomes from respiratory tract infection are rare but predictable
In routine primary care practice, serious adverse outcomes occur in only 1% of adult patients with lower respiratory tract infection, but such outcomes may be predicted with moderate accuracy. (2019-05-14)
Five rules to tackle antibiotic resistance
Current efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance are 'not nearly radical enough,' a leading scientist says. (2019-05-14)
Study details bacteria's role in recurrent urinary tract infections
A new finding by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that several species of bacteria reside in bladder tissue of postmenopausal women who experience recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs). (2019-05-13)
The Lancet: Preventative antibiotics after assisted childbirth almost halve maternal infection rate and reduce overall antibiotic use
Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics to all women after childbirth involving forceps or vacuum extraction could prevent almost half of maternal infections including sepsis--equivalent to over 7,000 maternal infections every year in the UK, and around 5,000 in the USA. (2019-05-13)
Painting a fuller picture of how antibiotics kill
MIT researchers have used machine-learning algorithms to discover a secondary mechanism that helps some antibiotics kill bacteria. (2019-05-09)
Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals
Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these medications, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found. (2019-05-08)
Research brief: Surface protein editing in bacteria
UMN research delves into an unknown cell circuit in bacteria that can lead to new targets for antibiotics. (2019-05-07)
Rapid bacterial analysis and testing for antibiotic sensitivity demonstrated
Medical professionals may soon be able to detect bacteria in patient samples in minutes rather than days thanks to a new approach that traps and tests single cells, according to a team of biomedical engineers. (2019-05-06)
Scientists discover how superbugs hide from their host
New research led by the University of Sheffield has discovered how a hospital superbug evades the immune system to cause infection -- paving the way for new treatments. (2019-05-02)
Breaking open the gates of antibiotic resistance
Creating a defect in tRNA molecules could weaken bacteria's two-pronged defense and help make faster-acting antibiotics (2019-04-30)
Fleming's method in miniature
Scientists in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel have developed a method with which they can quickly test a very large number of molecules for antibiotic effect. (2019-04-29)
Mayo Clinic doctors: Fecal transplants may be best answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Unlike antibiotics, which are destructive by definition, fecal transplants or microbial replacement therapies, repopulate the gut with a diverse group of microbes that may block the C. diff's spore from germinating and propagating disease via its toxins. (2019-04-29)
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