Giving antibiotics prior to low-risk surgery may prevent resistance
Researchers report that surgical patients given antibiotics prior to some operations are not at increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections after surgery.
Glaxo and Johnson&Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency.
Report says generics manufacturers trailing in battle against antibiotic resistance
Hang Pan, Narayan Paudyal, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang, Min Yue
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers' response to the threat posed by "superbugs" remains patchy even after years of warnings, according to the first analysis of individual companies' efforts to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis.
Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.Reuters Health Information
In the past decades, compared with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) (MRSA), the role in severe community-associated infections by methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) has been less investigated. MSSA can cause almost two times number of bacteraemia than MRSA . However, to our knowledge, the popular perspective is that MSSA usually causes endemic infections both in community and healthcare settings and no special MSSA lineage has been identified.
A Seattle judge said Olympus Corp. failed to properly disclose internal emails that raised safety concerns about a redesigned medical scope as early as 2008, several years before the device was publicly tied to deadly superbug outbreaks.Kaiser Health News
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 116 Author(s): Amjad Islam Aqib, Muhammad Ijaz, Shahid Hussain Farooqi, Rais Ahmed, Muhammad Shoaib, Muhammad Muddassir Ali, Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging public health concern from dairy milk, and its diagnosis by phenotypic methodology is experiencing higher discrepancies. The present study was planned to estimate discrepancies in phenotypic identification of MRSA and MSSA (Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus) in relation to mecA, and prevalent risk factors from various localities. In-...
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization is associated with serious surgical site infection in high-risk patients. High prevalence of MRSA colonization was reported in many settings, noneth...
The bacterial second messenger bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric GMP (c-di-GMP) has been shown to influence the expression of virulence factors in certain pathogenic bacteria, but little is known about its activity in the increasingly antibiotic-resistant pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae. Here, the expression in K. pneumoniae of a heterologous diguanylate cyclase increased the bacterial c-di-GMP concentration and attenuated pathogenesis in murine pneumonia. This attenuation remained evident in mice lacking the c-di-GMP sensor STING, indicating that the high c-di-GMP concentration exerted its influence not on host responses but on b...