Third generation cephalosporins are now the last antibiotic family to which gonorrhea is susceptible. ... I've written before about the emerging problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance.
This changed with the 2013 CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report which provided the public with the number 23,000. ... To answer these important questions, a group of investigators formed The Consortium on Resistance against Carbapenems in K.
CRE). This isn’t an indictment of the hospitals or their labs, it simply reflects the fact that drug-resistance among Gram-negative organisms is extraordinarily complex, and the molecular methods ... Let’s hope that the $30 million CDC budget
It's hard for a physician to ‘unlearn’ everything about prescribing antibiotics, but doctors are taking the new lessons to heart in order to stave off antibiotic resistance. ... Charlotte Huff discusses current efforts to better tailor antibiotic
In fact, almost one-fifth of antibiotic prescriptions are given for patients with sinus infections (sinusitis). ... NDM-1: No drug matters (my most recent post about antibiotic resistance). .
The risk of Clostridium difficile infection and the risk of antibiotic resistance is much greater than the miniscule risk of a fatal rhythm abnormality. ... F.D.A. Raises Heart Alert on Antibiotic in Wide Use (New York Times).
rate of resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in Europe, along with high rates of antibiotic prescribing. ... Decreased antibiotic utilization after implementation of a guideline for inpatient cellulitis and cutaneous abscess.
Prescribing the right drug, meaning the one that is the most effective and safest, with the narrowest spectrum and lowest cost, is 1 of 6 keys to preventing antibiotic resistance. ... There's no question that antimicrobial use drives resistance, he noted.
But the replacement antibiotic may be suboptimal and will probably be more expensive, Dr. ... Kelso said. This practice also promotes antibiotic resistance and may lead to more side effects, such as Clostridium difficile infection.
Although some such tracking data are available, shortcomings in surveillance are another challenge in fighting antibiotic resistance. ... Drug resistance is responsible for at least 23,000 deaths in the U.S.