Oct 17 2018 Includes details of ANTRUK’s Annual Lecture, Thursday 18 October 2018 A national charity will use the 90th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin to call for a massive injection of funds into antibiotic research – or risk returning humanity to an age where people died from something as simple as a scratch. […]Continue Reading ...
In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. In a new study, the researchers showed that by delivering a combination of antibiotic drugs and probiotics, they could eradicate two strains of drug-resistant bacteria that often infect wounds. To achieve this, they encapsulated the probiotic bacteria […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 — After years of public health warnings about antibiotic misuse, a new study suggests the problem is far from being solved. Researchers found that of more than 500,000 antibiotic prescriptions they analyzed, nearly half were written without an infection-related diagnosis. And about 20 percent were given without an office visit — […]Continue Reading ...
A defective gene causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). There, it traps bacteria, causing patients to develop frequent lung infections that progressively damage these vital organs and impair patients’ ability to breathe. Most patients with this progressive genetic disorder die by the fourth decade of […]Continue Reading ...
A startling new study has found that regular use of probiotics in infancy and childhood can significantly reduce the number of antibiotic prescriptions administered during this period. Image Credit: metamorworks The indiscriminate and excessive use of antibiotics has been linked to the rise of antibiotic resistance in many parts of the world. Data from the […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed the first non-antibiotic drug to successfully treat tuberculosis in animals. The team hope the compound -developed after 10 years of painstaking research will be trialed on humans within three to four years. The drug- which works by targeting Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ defenses rather than the bacteria itself – […]Continue Reading ...
A pilot project at two rural VA medical centers demonstrated that telehealth videoconferencing promoted antibiotic stewardship efforts by linking remote facilities to infectious diseases-trained professionals, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Antibiotic stewardship helps promote safe prescribing practices to […]Continue Reading ...
Two UH researchers have won a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop technology that will quickly suggest the most promising combinations of antibiotics to kill certain resistant bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the […]Continue Reading ...
When you get sick, you want the right treatment fast. But certain infectious microbes are experts at evading the very anti-bacterial drugs designed to fight them. A simple and inexpensive new test developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can diagnose patients with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in a matter of minutes. The […]Continue Reading ...
The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) and Novartis are joining forces to accelerate the development and availability of generic antibiotic treatments for children in low- and middle-income countries. The strategic partnership responds to the call from the World Health Organization for affordable, improved and adapted antibiotic formulations and regimens for this vulnerable population, […]Continue Reading ...
Global demand exists for new ways to reduce antibiotic use, given the urgent public health threat of antibiotic resistance. A scientific paper published [today] in European Journal of Public Health reports that those who take probiotics as a preventative measure are less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions. The systematic review, which was authored by an […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 — Antibiotic use rates (AURs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are declining, but practice variation is still largely unexplained, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Joseph Schulman, M.D., from the California Department of Health Care Services in Sacramento, and colleagues retrospectively analyzed antibiotic use among […]Continue Reading ...
An international team of researchers from CDDEP, Australian National University and Cardiff University and the Monarch Institute has published a new study showing that the proliferation of disease-causing antibiotic resistant organisms is correlated with many social and environmental factors such as poor sanitation, unsafe water and higher incomes. The results have been published in Lancet […]Continue Reading ...
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August 23, 2018 The use of antibiotics drives the development of antibiotic resistance, a major threat to public health worldwide. But these drugs also carry the risk of harm to individual patients, including children. According to a new analysis published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, antibiotics led to nearly 70,000 estimated […]Continue Reading ...
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