Study identifies how Enterococcus faecalis bacteria causes antibiotic resistant infection
This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a multidrug-resistant bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis, which occurred from the early through the mid-1980s, causing over 60 outbreak strains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found on Patient Hands, Surfaces Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found on Patient Hands, Surfaces
Multidrug-resistant bacteria were found on many hospitalized patients'hands and on commonly touched surfaces in their rooms. They could be a reservoir for hospital-acquired infections, a study indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Curtains revealed as source of drug-resistant bacteria transmission
The contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a common problem and could be a source of disease transmission to patients, warn US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Petting zoos could potentially transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens being passed on to visitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Management of Patients With Candida auris Fungemia Management of Patients With Candida auris Fungemia
Candida auris infections can cause severe illnesses and are often multidrug-resistant. Which therapeutic strategies should be considered in these patients?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine versus routine bathing to prevent multidrug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infections in general medical and surgical units (ABATE Infection trial): a cluster-randomised trial
This research article concludes that Decolonisation with universal chlorhexidine bathing and targeted mupirocin for MRSA carriers did not significantly reduce multidrug-resistant organisms in non-critical-care patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Does Not Reduce MDR Organisms in Non-ICU Hospital Areas Chlorhexidine Does Not Reduce MDR Organisms in Non-ICU Hospital Areas
Chlorhexidine bathing is no better than routine bathing for preventing multidrug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infections in non-critical-care hospital patients, according to results from the ABATE Infection trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- Improper removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) contaminates health care workers interacting with patients who are on contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish slime: An untapped source of potential new antibiotics
(American Chemical Society) As current antibiotics dwindle in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers are seeking potential replacements in some unlikely places. Now a team has identified bacteria with promising antibiotic activity against known pathogens -- even dangerous organisms, such as the microbe that causes MRSA infections -- in the protective mucus that coats young fish. The researchers will present their results today at the American Chemical Society Spring 2019 National Meeting& Exposition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB cases in England hit lowest ever levels
But the most deprived people have a TB rate seven times higher than least deprived Related items fromOnMedica Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list TB cases still on the rise across most of the UK Tuberculosis cases continue to fall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB Shaving 10 Months Off Treatment Not Inferior Against Rifampin-Resistant TB
A new study in patients with rifampin-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is providing the first strong evidence that the Bangladesh protocol for treating multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB, which is used for 9 to 11 months, is not inferior to the standard regimen recommended by the World Health Organization, which requires treatment for 20 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Every hour 30 people are diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in the European Region
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) New ECDC/WHO Tuberculosis surveillance data for Europe show that despite an overall decline in numbers of people suffering from TB, the disease remains a major public health challenge in the Region. Of the 275,000 new diagnoses and relapses, an estimated 77,000 people suffer from difficult-to-treat multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries fare better, with only 1,041 people reported to have MDR-TB. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical manufacturers contributing to the development and spread of dangerous, multidrug-resistant pathogens
(Natural News) Though antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health threat, most Americans are clueless about the superbug problem and its deadly consequences. As bacteria mutate to outsmart and resist antibiotic drugs, some 700,000 people around the world die from an untreatable bacterial infection each year. Recently, public health officials from Nevada reported on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant TB cured with new approaches in post-war DRC
(University of Pittsburgh) A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of a large, long-term study in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study reveals unsettling multidrug antibiotic resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes
(University of Kansas) Analysis of soil samples the University of Kansas' Jennifer Roberts collected in the Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard, Norway, shows antibiotic-resistant genes have transferred into soil-microbe populations in one of Earth's most remote locations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

A traditional Chinese medicine proves effective in treating bacterial pneumonia
(Natural News) A herbal compound used in traditional Chinese medicine can be used to treat a type of pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to researchers from the Henan University of Chinese Medicine. In their study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they suggested that Dusuqing granules have the ability to inhibit the effects of Klebsiella... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Seeking an Effective and Humane Response to MDR-TB in Prison
[SALC] SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights Education Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) to support the case of six inmates seeking an effective and humane response to an outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in the prisons in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MDR Infections Surge in Cirrhosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More than a third of inpatients with cirrhosis had multidrug-resistant bacterial infections (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 13, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Resistance-Screening Diagnostic Wins CE Mark
Novodiag CarbaR+, a test for detecting carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in just 80 minutes, has been issued CE Marking for an IVD. CPE are bacteria that are resistant to the carbapenem class of antibiotics, and early detection could help clinicians quickly identify affected patients. “The rapid diagnosis of CPE enables early-decision making for the selection of appropriate treatment (with or without antibiotics) at an early stage for the infected patient, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes,” Tuomas Tenkanen, CEO of Mobidiag, the developer and marketer of Novod...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

One-Third of Cirrhosis Inpatients Have MDR Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Multidrug resistant prevalence varies by region, suggesting need for locally tailored treatment strategies (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - January 8, 2019 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

In South Africa, Commercial Tests Miss Many Cases of Multidrug-Resistant TB In South Africa, Commercial Tests Miss Many Cases of Multidrug-Resistant TB
In South Africa, commercial tests miss many cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) that harbor the Ile491Phe mutation in the rpoB gene, leading to increased drug resistance and silent disease spread, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

DNA Origami full of potent anticancer agents
One of the most successful techniques to combat multidrug resistance in cancer cells is the downregulation of those genes responsible for drug resistance. Chinese scientists have now developed a nanoplatform that selectively delivers small hairpin RNA transcription templates and chemotherapeutics into multidrug-resistant tumors. A deadly cocktail of gene-silencing elements and chemotherapeutic drugs effectively and selectively kills cells, they reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

DNA Origami full of potent anticancer agents
(Wiley) One of the most successful techniques to combat multidrug resistance in cancer cells is the downregulation of those genes responsible for drug resistance. Chinese scientists have now developed a nanoplatform that selectively delivers small hairpin RNA transcription templates and chemotherapeutics into multidrug-resistant tumors. A deadly cocktail of gene-silencing elements and chemotherapeutic drugs effectively and selectively kills cells, they reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The nanoplatform was assembled using established DNA origami techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Diagnostics Are Helping Counter Antimicrobial Resistance, But More Work Is Needed
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threats to patient health are becoming more widely recognized and diagnostics manufacturers are making significant progress in combatting the overuse of antibiotics. There is still a lot of work to be done, however. A recent health scare for Rick Bright, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), HHS, the very agency working to combat emerging infectious diseases (EID) and other threats, highlights the lingering risks.  During the 10th Public Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB...
Source: MDDI - November 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Heterogeneity in efflux pump expression predisposes antibiotic-resistant cells to mutation
Antibiotic resistance is often the result of mutations that block drug activity; however, bacteria also evade antibiotics by transiently expressing genes such as multidrug efflux pumps. A crucial question is whether transient resistance can promote permanent genetic changes. Previous studies have established that antibiotic treatment can select tolerant cells that then mutate to achieve permanent resistance. Whether these mutations result from antibiotic stress or preexist within the population is unclear. To address this question, we focused on the multidrug pump AcrAB-TolC. Using time-lapse microscopy, we found that cell...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: El Meouche, I., Dunlop, M. J. Tags: Engineering, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

As conflict continues in Afghanistan, superbugs soar
As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roadside bombs began facing another challenge: Their patients were developing almost incurable, multidrug-resistant infections in their wounds. They couldn't be treated with the usual antibiotics the doctors had on hand. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs
In ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neither chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash nor selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) nor selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) seems to significantly reduce multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB)-induced bloodstream infections in settings with moderate to high antibiotic resistance, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin
MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 -- For complicated urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative uropathogens, the siderophore cephalosporin cefiderocol is non-inferior to imipenem-cilastatin, according to a study published online Oct.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tuberculosis CURED in 90% of cases with new drug hailed by doctors as 'game changer'
Doctors in Belarus tested the method, which uses the drug bedaquiline with other antibiotics, on 168 patients. The country has one of the highest rates of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decontamination Strategies and Bloodstream Infections With Antibiotic-Resistant Microorganisms in Ventilated Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This research article found the use of chlorhexidine mouthwash, selective oropharyngeal decontamination or selective digestive tract decontamination was not linked to reductions in ICU-acquired bloodstream infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria vs. standard care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Salmonella From Chicken Sickens Dozens, Including 9 In Mass.
(CNN) — At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. The CDC says nine people in Massachusetts have reported getting sick. The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, grou...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV SALMONELLA Source Type: news

Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100
At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant C. jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppies Multidrug-Resistant C. jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppies
This Campylobacter outbreak underscores the need for awareness of the risk for disease transmission from puppies, including the possibility of exposure to multidrug-resistant pathogens.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Infection Control for Carriers of Drug-Resistant Organisms Infection Control for Carriers of Drug-Resistant Organisms
What are the ethical implications of imposing infection control measures on carriers of multidrug-resistant organisms?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis undetected by standard tests
(CNRS) Amid a plan announced by the United Nations to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030, a new study has revealed the emergence of multidrug-resistant strains of the disease which go undetected by WHO-endorsed tests. These findings, from an international research team co-directed by CNRS researcher Philip Supply are published in the Oct. 17, 2018 edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Phage Therapy Offers Lifeline for Antimicrobial Resistance
(MedPage Today) -- Collaborative effort saves patient with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Food cures: Cinnamon bark oil found to kill multidrug-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Many infectious diseases around the world are becoming more and more difficult to treat because of the continuous and excessive use of antibiotics. In the search for alternative antimicrobial agents, researchers at Mahidol University in Thailand discovered that cinnamon bark oil can be used to fight against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. In their study, published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe C auris Outbreak Tied to Skin Surface Temperature Probe
Environmental transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris infection in a neurosciences intensive care unit in Britain was traced to reusable skin surface axillary temperature probes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Solid fuel cooking linked to higher respiratory death rate
Research makes a 'compelling case to speed up universal access to affordable clean energy' Related items fromOnMedica Climate change poses major threat to health More action needed to treat TB Texting can improve flu jab uptake Multidrug-resistant TB spreads less easily than ‘normal’ TB Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Are Linked to Drug-Resistant Infections In People
Puppies are cute. But in rare cases, contact with them is putting people at risk of a multidrug-resistant bacterial infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns in a new report. Between January 2016 and February 2018, the CDC identified 118 people, including 29 pet store employees, from 18 states who developed infections from Campylobacter jejuni bacteria apparently related to puppies, the report says. While the outbreak investigation is over, “the risk for multidrug-resistant Campylobacter transmission to employees and consumers continues,” the CDC says. Bacteria from the Campylobacte...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

LSTM and TB Alliance collaborate to develop new TB therapies
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) This new partnership is supported by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to research drug regimens to fight drug-resistant tuberculosisLSTM and TB Alliance are collaborating to investigate novel combination drug therapies that could help the fight against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), following an award of £ 1 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chinese medicine can battle multidrug resistance caused by chemotherapy
(Natural News) Researchers from China have compiled data that reveals the efficacy of Chinese medicines in treating complications from cancer treatment. The findings were published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. One of the leading causes of failure during cancer chemotherapy treatment is multidrug resistance (MDR). In the study, researchers addressed the need to develop... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dangers of drug-resistant tuberculosis: What you need to know
There were an estimated 490,000 new cases of multidrug-resistant TB in 2016. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Complete makeover in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
(McGill University Health Centre) Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, with these findings precipitating a complete overhaul of worldwide TB treatment guidelines. The study, led by Dr. Dick Menzies, is published in the British medical journal The Lancet today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Relapse-Free Cure From MDR-TB Higher Than Anticipated
TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 -- The frequency of relapse-free cure from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is higher than previously anticipated, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Xerava (eravacycline) for Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAI)
WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat life-threatening multidrug-resistant (MDR)... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

SimpliciTB clinical trial launched with first patients in Tbilisi, Georgia
(Burness) TB Alliance has initiated a pivotal clinical trial, SimpliciTB (pronounced: sim-plis-i-tee-bee), that will evaluate whether a new four-drug regimen can treat most types of tuberculosis (TB) including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) more quickly and effectively than currently-available treatments. The first patients have been enrolled at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Tbilisi, Georgia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ibalizumab Reduces Viral Load in Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1 Ibalizumab Reduces Viral Load in Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news