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Scientists find new way to attack antibiotic-resistant lung infections

Canadian scientists have discovered a possible way to break through the defences of some antibiotic-resistant respiratory infections.
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AN ANTIBIOTIC-resistant bacteria treatment could save the lives of tens of thousands of patients.
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Conclusions The incidence of VAP, CAUTI, and CLABSI were high in ICUs, and multi-drug resistant organisms were the primary pathogens of NI. The implementation of targeted surveillance can determine the risk factors of NI so that effective intervention measures can be taken to reduce the incidence of NI in ICUs patients.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Author Affiliations open 1Public Health Institute, Oakland, California, USA 2Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 3Instituto de Microbiologia, Colegio de Ciencias Biologicas y Ambientales, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador 4Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 5Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA 6Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA PDF Version (176 KB) Abstract ...
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A NEW antibiotic-resistant bacteria treatment could save the lives of tens of thousands of patients.
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Authors: Gustinetti G, Cangemi G, Bandettini R, Castagnola E Abstract In the last years, there has been a tremendous increase in the incidence of bacterial infections due to resistant strains, especially multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacilli. In Europe, a north to south and a west to east gradient was noticed, with more than one third of the K. pneumonia isolates being resistant to carbapenems in few countries. New antibiotics are lacking and, as a consequence, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters, normalized to pathogen minimal inhibitory concentration, are used with increased frequency to treat infecti...
Source: Journal of Chemotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Chemother Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results confirm the therapeutic versatility of our approach. However, to the extent that its synergistic efficacy is dependent on the ability to achieve both a lethal photothermal effect and the thermally-controlled release of a sufficient amount of antibiotic, they also demonstrate the importance of carefully designing appropriate antibody and antibiotic combinations to achieve the desired therapeutic synergy. PMID: 29025325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Conclusion Lincosamides, glycopeptides, third generation cephalosporins, other combinations of prophylactic antibiotics, or penicillin-family antibiotics alone offer better coverage against SSIs than first generation cephalosporin among cranial surgery patients.
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Abstract During the past years, antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) leading for the spreading of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) became a global problem, especially multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria are considered the prime culprit of antibiotic resistance. However, the correlation between the antibiotic-resistant phenotype and the ARG profiles remains poorly understood. In the present study, metagenomic functional screening and metagenomic analysis of coliforms were combined to explore the phenotype and genotype of the ARBs from municipal sewage. Our results showed that the ARG co-occurrence was widespread in...
Source: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Appl Microbiol Biotechnol Source Type: research
Conclusion Multiplex-PCR permits simultaneous detection of several bacterial pathogens in a single reaction with best turnaround time that permit optimization of emergency diagnosis of VAP and subsequently improve early management of selective bacterial pathogens.
Source: Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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