Perspectives Superbugs and us
These days you would have to be peculiarly immune to public health messaging not to know that the world is on the brink of an antibiotic apocalypse. From the back of pill packets to the panels on the back of buses, prompts urging us to “keep antibiotics working” are almost as ubiquitous as the drug-resistant microbes themselves. Although medical experts have been warning about the indiscriminate use of antibiotics since the 1940s, their consumption continues to grow. This is not only a problem in countries like South Africa an d India where antibiotics are widely available over the counter.
Conclusion: Our efforts now focus on purifying these compounds, elucidate their structures and study their mode of action.
Conclusions: The threat of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections remains viable; however, different approaches to therapy are available.
ConclusionVancomycin PAP MIC may be a more relevant predictor of patient outcomes in persistent bacteremic MRSA infections (e.g., IE). This susceptibility method is less applicable in other high inoculum infections with shorter bacteremia durations and higher mortality rates (e.g., pneumonia).
(University of Texas at Arlington) A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant to develop new synthetic antimicrobial nanomaterials to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in hospitals and military facilities.
In conclusion, eudesmin may be developed as a promising therapeutic agent to prevent and/or treat H. pylori-associated gastric inflammation. PMID: 29456644 [PubMed]
Conclusion This is the first report documenting enhanced MDR P. aeruginosa from war-related wound infections from Yemen. The sampling, timing of medical intervention plays crucial role in preventing nosocomial transmission of MDR P. aeruginosa strains.
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Journal of Hospital Infection Author(s): Yhu-Chering Huang, Chih-Jung Chen, Ching-Chia Kuo, Min-Chi Lu We identified 27 (0.51%) USA300 isolates from a pool of 5308 meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates collected in Taiwan between 1995 and October 2015, including 12 infecting isolates from 10 patients. The first two isolates were identified in 2005 and 23 isolates since 2010. Phylogenetic analysis revealed all the local isolates were closely related to those in North America and there was a clade consisting of 13 local isolates from 10 patients...
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 116 Author(s): Jonghoon Shin, Vasantha-Srinivasan Prabhakaran, Kwang-sun Kim Multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens are currently causing serious problems globally in the medical setting. Improper and extensive usage of antibiotics results in a selective pressure supporting the rise of antibiotic-resistant microbes. Many key cellular bacterial components, including enzymes and small noncoding RNAs (sRNAs), and their involvement in MDR have been well studied, but exploiting such components in eradicating these pathogens requires further study. Delineation of m...
Conclusions The mother's milk contaminated with community-origin MRSA is serving as the reservoir of MRSA and one of the sources of MRSA outbreaks in the NICU. It is important to closely monitor the condition of the mothers of the children in the NICU. Pasteurization of breast milk should be considered when the skin on the nipple is broken.
(Natural News) Modern medicine has failed us. Instead of curing our diseases, antibiotics have given rise to a new breed of superbugs poised to wipe us out in time. While we can no longer rely on modern medicine to remedy our ills, we can still turn to ancient healing traditions. The best part is that they aren’t...