Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Feb 27, 2015

News Scan for Feb 27, 2015

Saudi MERS cases
New bornavirus in Europe
Resistant Salmonella, Campylobacter
Marburg virus inhibition
Feb 25, 2015

CDC puts C difficile burden at 453,000 cases, 29,000 deaths

The CDC says the findings point to a need for better antibiotic stewardship and infection control.

Feb 19, 2015

News Scan for Feb 19, 2015

More Saudi MERS cases
'Superbug' infections in California
TB research initiatives
Neglected tropical diseases
Feb 04, 2015

News Scan for Feb 04, 2015

Duration of MRSA colonization
H3N2v vaccine trial
H3N2 in dogs
Feb 03, 2015

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

Jan 30, 2015

News Scan for Jan 30, 2015

Two more MERS cases
Drug-resistant bacteria
BSE case in Norway
Jan 22, 2015

News Scan for Jan 22, 2015

More Riyadh MERS cases
New poultry safety standards
Travel and drug-resistant bugs
Jan 14, 2015

US report shows declines in healthcare-linked infections

Most healthcare-associated infections—such as MRSA and C diff—have gone down, but not all.

Jan 08, 2015

News Scan for Jan 08, 2015

H7N9 cases in China
Antibiotic discovery
Disney measles outbreak
Omani, Saudi MERS cases
Crimean-Congo fever in HCWs
Dec 04, 2014

News Scan for Dec 04, 2014

UK lab breaches
Pertussis in California
Antibiotics in food animals

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Anderson LF, Tamne S, Brown T, et al. Transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the UK: a cross-sectional molecular and epidemiological study of clustering and contact tracing. Lancet Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 4)

ASTHO. State strategies to address antimicrobial resistance—survey results. Mar 6, 2014

Barlow RS, DeBess EE, Winthrop KL, et al. Travel-associated antimicrobial drug-resistant nontyphoidal Salmonellae, 2004-2009. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 18)

Bastos ML, Hussain H, Weyer K, et al. Treatment outcomes of patients with multidrug- and extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis according to drug susceptibility testing to first- and second-line drugs: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Aug 5)

Ben-David D, Masarwa S, Adler A, et al. A national intervention to prevent the spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Israeli post-acute care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):802-9

Ben-David D, Schwaber MJ, Adler A, et al. Persistence and complex evolution of fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae clone. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 25)

Berrazeg M, Diene SM, Medjahed L, et al. New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase around the world: an eReview using Google Maps. Euro Surveill 2014 May 22;19(20):pii=20809

Braga ED, Aguiar-Alves F, de Freitas M, et al. High prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus colonization among healthy children attending public daycare centers in informal settlements in a large urban center in Brazil. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Oct 6;14:538

Buchler AC, Rampini SK, Stelling S, et al. Antibiotic susceptibility of Clostridium difficile is similar worldwide over two decades despite widespread use of broad-spectrum antibiotics: an analysis done at the University Hospital of Zurich. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Nov 26;14:607

Cain KP, Marano N, Kamene M, et al. The movement of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis across borders in East Africa needs a regional and global solution. PLoS Med 2015 Feb 24;12(2):e1001791

Calfee DP, Salgado CD, Milstone AM, et al. Strategies to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission and infection in acute care hospitals: 2014 update. (Practice recommendation) Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 Jul;35(7):772-96

Cantey JB, Wozniak PS, Sanchez PJ. Prospective surveillance of antibiotic use in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from the SCOUT study. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Mar;34(3):267-72

CDC. Improving antibiotic use among hospitalized patients. (Vital signs) MMWR 2014 Mar 4;63:1-7

Cegielski JP, Dalton T, Yagui M, et al. Extensive drug resistance acquired during treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jul 23)

Cheah AL, Peel T, Howden BP, et al. Case-case-control study on factors associated with vanB vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-susceptible enterococcal bacteraemia. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Jun 28;14:353

Cheng VCC, Tai JWM, Chau PH, et al. Minimal intervention for controlling nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in resource limited setting with high endemicity. PLoS One 2014 Jun 19;9(6):e100493

Chesson HW, Kirkcaldy RD, Gift TL, et al. Ciprofloxacin resistance and gonorrhea incidence rates in 17 cities, United States, 1991-2006. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 12)

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, et al. Duration of colonization and determinants of earlier clearance of colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 3)

Compain F, Decre D, Frazier I, et al. Carbapenemase-producing bacteria in patients hospitalized abroad, France. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2014 Jul;20(7):1246-8

Daana M, Rahav G, Hamdan A, et al. Measuring the effects of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) on Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage and antibiotic resistance: the Palestinian-Israeli Collaborative Research (PICR). Vaccine 2015 (published online Jan 12)

Dagan R, Juergens C, Trammel J, et al. Efficacy of 13-valent versus 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against nasopharyngeal colonization of antibiotic-nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumonia. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Oct 29)

David MZ, Daum RS, Bayer AS, et al. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia at five U.S. academic medical centers, 2008-2011: significant geographic variation in community-onset infections. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online May 30)

De Beer JL, Kodmon C, van der Werf MJ, et al. Molecular surveillance of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis transmission in the European Union from 2003 to 2011. Euro Surveill 2014 Mar;19(11):pii=20742

Drees M, Pineles L, Harris AD, et al. Variation in definitions and isolation procedures for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 (published online Mar 6)

Dutta S, Das S, Mitra U, et al. Antimicrobial resistance, virulence profiles and molecular subtypes of Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A Blood isolates from Kolkata, India during 2009-2013. PLoS One 2014 Aug 6;9(8):e101347

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