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Who are the defenders against antimicrobial resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Nearly 2 million Americans per year develop hospital-acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths — the majority of which are caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Resistance...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Infectious disease physicians are the ideal stakeholders to lead antimicrobial stewardship programs in the healthcare setting, according to a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The paper's authors —...

source: Becker's Hospital Review

One of the most troublesome health care-associated infections that providers continue to struggle with in their healthcare facilities is Clostridium difficile. Luckily, advances have been made in the fight against the...

source: Contagion

There's a glaring hole in President Donald Trump's budget proposal for 2019, global health researchers say. A U.S. program to help other countries beef up their ability to detect pathogens around the world will lose a significant portion...

source: NPR

Dr. Martin Blaser doesn't dispute the fact that antibiotics have saved innumerable lives and revolutionized medicine. But when he looks at the global increases in recent decades of noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, asthma and obesity,...

source: CIDRAP

Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, released today by the Annals...

source: Vanderbilt University Medical Center via Infection Control Today

A new study indicates that the drug fosfomycin may be effective for treating multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. In most European countries, the oral formulation is only approved as a 3 gram single dose for the treatment of...

source: Wiley via ScienceDaily

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