Antimicrobial resistance in Libya: 1970-2011.

Antimicrobial resistance in Libya: 1970-2011. Libyan J Med. 2013;8:1-8 Authors: Ghenghesh KS, Rahouma A, Tawil K, Zorgani A, Franka E Abstract Resistance to antimicrobial agents is a major health problem that affects the whole world. Providing information on the past state of antimicrobial resistance in Libya may assist the health authorities in addressing the problem more effectively in the future. Information was obtained mainly from Highwire Press (including PubMed) search for the period 1970-2011 using the terms 'antibiotic resistance in Libya', 'antimicrobial resistance in Libya', 'tuberculosis in Libya', and 'primary and acquired resistance in Libya' in title and abstract. From 1970 to 2011 little data was available on antimicrobial resistance in Libya due to lack of surveillance and few published studies. Available data shows high resistance rates for Salmonella species in the late 1970s and has remained high to the present day. High prevalence rates (54-68%) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were reported in the last decade among S. aureus from patients with burns and surgical wound infections. No reports were found of vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) or vancomycin-intermediate-resistant S. aureus (VISA) using standard methods from Libya up to the end of 2011. Reported rates of primary (i.e. new cases) and acquired (i.e. retreatment cases) multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from the eastern region of Libya in 1971 w...
Source: Libyan Journal of Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Tags: Libyan J Med Source Type: research

Related Links:

This study explores the influence of functionalization process of cellulosic structure on its mechanical and comfort properties. Chitosan hydrogel has been synthetized and applied on cellulosic fabric to impart pH-sensitivity and antimicrobial behavior. The hydrogel bounded rate onto the surface was enhanced by a previous chemical activation of cotton fabric. Antimicrobial behavior was confirmed by investigation of the antibacterial activities against Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogene and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The pH stimuli-responsiveness behavior was also confirmed and the pH-dependency swelling of the c...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Advances in Space ResearchAuthor(s): Chiwei Xiao, Peng Li, Zhiming Feng, Zhen You, Luguang Jiang, Khampheng BoudmyxayAbstractUpdated information of rubber plantations is essential for assessing socioeconomic and environmental impacts, especially in the emerging region of northern tropics. Here, a phenological method was modified to detect rubber plantations using Landsat Operational Land Imager (OLI) imagery in Phongsaly Province of northern Laos, where it begun a rubber boom in the mid-2000s due to geo-economic cooperation. It highlighted the landscape and pixel ...
Source: Advances in Space Research - Category: Science Source Type: research
It's no secret that there's a multitude of unhappy nurses out there in the world. From mandatory overtime to unhealthy nurse-patient ratios, I admit there are very valid reasons for this seeming epidemic of discontent. So, is the nursing glass half-full or half-empty? I guess it depends on who you're drinking with (and perhaps what you're drinking). Photo by Jana Sabeth on UnsplashReasons To Be Cheerful---Or NotThis blog post isn't really about the aforementioned multitude of reasons that explain nurses'rampant unhappiness. A new study mentioned recently on Twitter states that a full one-third of nurses...
Source: Digital Doorway - Category: Nursing Tags: nurse nurse identity nurses nursing nursing careers nursing identity Source Type: blogs
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who was severely burned in a domestic violence attack in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently discovered tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face. Carmen Blandin Tarleton was burned over 80% of her body when her estranged husband beat her with a baseball bat and doused her body with lye in 2007. Six years ago, she received a face transplant at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, where she’s being evaluated for a possible second transplant. Carmen Blandin Tarleton at a press conference at Brigham and Women’s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health carmen blandin tarleton Face Transplant Source Type: news
The objective of this study was to compare the impact of zinc normalization on clinical outcomes in patients with severe thermal burns.MethodsThis retrospective, single-center study of patients with at least 10% total body surface area (TBSA) burn and three serum zinc concentrations compared the ratio of hospital length of stay (LOS) over TBSA burned (LOS/TBSA index) between those with normal (≥60 mcg/mL) and non-normal (
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThese findings suggested that α-mangostin may be used to enhance the antibacterial activity of some antibiotics against bacteria involved in acne production.
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Jiménez Velásquez SDC, Torres Higuera LD, Parra Arango JL, Rodríguez Bautista JL, García Castro FE, Patiño Burbano RE Abstract Staphylococcus spp. is one of the pathogens that cause bovine mastitis and may present multiple resistance to different antimicrobial groups. The aim of this study was to phenotypically identify Staphylococcus spp. isolates obtained from bovine milk and to characterize their antimicrobial resistance profile. The 101 strains were classified by phenotypic tests, their resistance to oxacillin, cefoxitin, penicillin, ampicillin, tetracycline, kanamyci...
Source: Revista Argentina de Microbiologia - Category: Microbiology Tags: Rev Argent Microbiol Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: LWT, Volume 117Author(s): Kang-Mo Ku, Yu-Chun Chiu, Cangliang Shen, Matthew JenksAbstractThe amount and composition of cuticular wax on bolting lettuce leaves of different maturity was shown to be associated with Salmonella attachment and survival. The amount of cuticular wax on leaves from the top (40.9 ± 4.7 μg cm−2) and middle stem (44.7 ± 2.9 μg cm−2) locations was significantly greater than that observed on those from the bottom area (17.5 ± 11.9 μg cm−2). Salmonella attachment was compared between leaves from...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Maria Tereza Pinto Medeiros Dias, Andreisa Paiva Monteiro Bilhar, Livia Cunha Rios, Bruno Almeida Costa, Edmar Maciel Lima Júnior, Ana Paula Negreiros Nunes Alves, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho, Leonardo Robson Pinheiro Sobreira BezerraABSTRACTMayer–Rokitansky–Kuster–Hauser syndrome is the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea, trailing only gonadal dysgenesis. In patients who failed dilation therapy, neovaginoplasty is an appropriate treatment option. Sever...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Sifaw Ghenghesh K, Rahouma A, Tawil K, Zorgani A, Franka E Abstract Resistance to antimicrobial agents is a major health problem that affects the whole world. Providing information on the past state of antimicrobial resistance in Libya may assist the health authorities in addressing the problem more effectively in the future. Information was obtained mainly from Highwire Press (including PubMed) search for the period 1970-2011 using the terms 'antibiotic resistance in Libya', 'antimicrobial resistance in Libya', 'tuberculosis in Libya', and 'primary and acquired resistance in Libya' in title and abstract. ...
Source: Libyan Journal of Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Tags: Libyan J Med Source Type: research
More News: Antimicrobial Resistance | Burns | Education | General Medicine | Health | Infectious Diseases | Libya Health | MRSA | Multidrug Resistance | Salmonella | Staphylococcus Aureus | Study | Superbugs | Tuberculosis | Universities & Medical Training