A multimodal intervention program to control a long-term Acinetobacter baumannii endemic in a tertiary care hospital

ConclusionThe multicomponent intervention performed by a multidisciplinary team was effective to eradicate the endemic MDR-Ab.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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ConclusionsTB can have varied presentation and therefore it is essential to keep tubercular infection in differential diagnosis while working up for any infective pathology. Conservative treatment produces good results in vast majority of cases. Surgery is reserved for select indications.
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A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Here's what you need to know.
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Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.
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A senior health official warned that the annual Spring Festival holiday travel rush would complicate efforts to contain the outbreak, as the official death toll nearly doubled.
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A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country's leader Mario Abdo confirmed as having been struck by the disease.
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In another worrying development to the outbreak, researchers at Imperial College London have predicted up to 10,000 patients in Wuhan may already have the virus.
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ConclusionThis is the first report showing the high prevalence of carbapenemases in ESBL-positive isolates in this area. Regular surveillance for such resistance mechanisms will be useful for health personnel to treat infections by these multidrug-resistant pathogens.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Companies across China are handing out masks and warning staff to avoid the central city of Wuhan amid fears that the new flu-like coronavirus will rapidly spread with much of population embarking on travel for Lunar New Year holidays.
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Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
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ConclusionsResults of the present study show that antimicrobial resistance in CNSAB isolates from burn wound infections in monitored hospitals in Iran is multifactorial, and also findings of the study suggested that local antibiotic prescription policies should be regularly reviewed, and efficient infection control measures should be observed. Therefore, further strengthening of surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is urgently needed in these regions.
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