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Mycoplasma genitalium was first discovered in the early 1980s.
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Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): V. Pintado, R. Pazos, M.E. Jiménez-Mejías, A. Rodríguez-Guardado, B. Díaz-Pollán, C. Cabellos, J.M. García-Lechuz, J. Lora-Tamayo, P. Domingo, E. Muñez, D. Domingo, F. González-Romo, J.A. Lepe-Jiménez, C. Rodríguez-Lucas, A. Gil, I. Pelegrín, F. Chaves, V. Pomar, A. Ramos, T. AlarcónSummaryBackgroundStaphylococcus aureus meningitis is an uncommon nosocomial infection usually associated with neurosurgical procedures, but spontaneous infections ...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe decline in MRSA BSI rates, which was observed in our institution, was associated with changes in the population structure of the organism. This decline may be related to biologic properties of the prevailing MRSA clones.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
(London School of Hygiene&Tropical Medicine) A protein family found naturally in our cells could help stop the spread of dangerous drug resistant infections by using 'detective' like powers to collect evidence of bacterial infection and imprison it, according to new research published in the journal Cell Host&Microbe.
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Authors: Amer AM Abstract The discovery of novel and more efficient antimicrobial agents from natural sources like plants is one of the most important ways through which the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant pathogens can be overcome. Herein, we report the potential antimicrobial activity of Cichorium endivia L. subsp. pumilum. Different concentrations of various solvent extracts prepared from several parts of chicory were tested for their antimicrobial effect against a panel of microorganisms. The antimicrobial activity was analyzed using the well diffusion method, where zones of inhibition were used as indic...
Source: International Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Int J Microbiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn our study,  tigecycline was the only antibiotic that was active against over 90% of all major blood-borne pathogens. A global comparison revealed that antimicrobial resistance was higher in Africa, Asia and Latin America than in Europe and North America.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Marwan Osman, Hiba Al Mir, Rayane Rafei, Fouad Dabboussi, Jean-Yves Madec, Marisa Haenni, Monzer HamzeAbstractAntibiotics can truly be considered the symbol of the 20th century's miracle drugs. However, excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine has led to repercussions in terms of mortality, morbidity, and financial and societal costs, especially with the lack of novel drugs to combat infections caused by resistant pathogens. Unfortunately, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has ...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
All 40 of the stethoscopes examined in a new University of Pennsylvania study were riddled with bacteria that cause hospital-associated infections, including the deadly MRSA bug.
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In this study, screening of clinical isolates of SA showed β-lactamase activity in 11 clinical isolates (SA-1745, SA-2071, SA-2940, SA-3151, SA-4423, SA-4620, SA-4627, SA-4693, SA-4696, SA-10760, MRSA), and one wild- type strain (SA-96) by iodometric and nitrocefin disk methods. The antibiotic susceptibility profiles of 12 strains of SA were determined for four β-lactam antibiotics viz. penicillin, ampicillin, cefoxitin and oxacillin. All the clinical isolates showed resistant to these antibiotics. Further, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of four β-lactam antibiotics was also determined by micro-broth...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
McDonald's has issued new guidelines for its supply chain, instructing food producers to stop giving livestock preventative antibiotics that fuel the spread of drug resistance in humans.
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McDonald's Corp on Tuesday released guidelines for suppliers of beef in its top 10 sourcing countries to curb the use of antibiotics as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs.
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