Another reason to avoid the hospital: Human contact is responsible for the SPREAD of certain antibiotic-resistant superbugs

(Natural News) In case you needed another reason to avoid going to the hospital, a new study has shown that it’s the human contact in hospitals that is behind the spread of some deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The observational study was carried out in a French hospital, where researchers gave hundreds of patients and health care...
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Over the past few decades, antimicrobial resistance has emerged as an important threat to public health due to the global dissemination of multidrug-resistant strains from several bacterial species. This worrisome trend, in addition to the paucity of new antibiotics with novel mechanisms of action in the development pipeline, warrants the development of non-antimicrobial approaches to combating infection caused by these isolates. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have emerged as highly effective molecules for the treatment of multiple diseases. However, in spite of the fact that antibodies play an important role in protective i...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently identified medical devices used in the ICU as a major source of antibiotic-resistant infections. N8 Medical’s CeraShield technology may help reduce such infections by preventing fouling and formation of bacterial and fungal biofilms on device surfaces. FDA has designated the company’s CeraShield Endotracheal Tube (ETT) as a “breakthrough” device, pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act based on its potential life-saving properties. And N8 reported that ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Materials Source Type: news
This study provides a promising strategy to develop hybrid nanocomposite with enhanced antibacterial efficacy and also opens a new way for the establishment of efficient therapeutic systems with reduced administration frequency as substitute of antibiotics to treat otitis media.Graphical abstract
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: International Journal of PharmaceuticsAuthor(s): Mohammed Salih, Calvin A. Omolo, Nikhil Agrawal, Pavan Walvekar, Ayman Y. Waddad, Chunderika Mocktar, Charlotte Ramdhin, Thirumala GovenderAbstractThe global threat of antimicrobial resistant strains calls for innovative strategies to utilize nano drug delivery systems to enhance the delivery of antibiotics, thus reducing the development of resistance. Supramolecular amphiphiles that can self-assemble into nanostructures are one such nano delivery system, that are showing potential for effective drug delivery. The aim...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows. There's been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one...
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(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified a protein that allows vancomycin-resistant enterococci, a deadly superbug, to defy antibiotic treatment and immune system attacks. Their discovery opens the door for future treatment options in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
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The objective of this study was to estimate AMU in a broiler chicken farm in Pakistan over a five-year period and to extrapolate national AMU in commercial broiler farming. Between 2013 and 2017, we monitored AMU in 30 flocks from a commercial broiler farm in Punjab, the most populous province of Pakistan. The amount of antimicrobials administered was calculated in milligram/population unit of the final flock weight (mg/fPU) and in used daily dose (UDD). The annual on-farm antimicrobial use was 250.84 mg of active ingredient per kilogram of the final flock weight. This consumption intensity exceeds the amount of antimicrob...
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The cobas vivoDx MRSA test uses a new bacteriophage technology based on bioluminescence to detect MRSA from nasal swab samples in 5 hours or less compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional cultures.FDA Approvals
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This study used new genetic and molecular tools to inhibit pathogenicity and infection by E. faecalis. In this study, we suggested that efaA gene plays a critical role in the biofilm formation and anti-efaA PNAs could decrease the formation of biofilm, as well as, anti-ftsZ PNAs could eliminate bacterial growth.
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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