Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Mar 27, 2014

News Scan for Mar 27, 2014

6 new Heartland cases
Cutting back on animal antibiotics
Polio elimination in SE Asia
Mar 24, 2014

European group offers guidance for treating MDR, XDR-TB

In addition, Boston researchers provide what they say is the first estimate of MDR-TB in kids.

Mar 20, 2014

News Scan for Mar 20, 2014

Avian flu in Iceland's birds
USDA meat inspectors
Promising disease trends in Africa
Antibiotic resistance in kids
Measles-free nations
Mar 10, 2014

Inconsistency seen as barrier to stopping resistant bacteria

US hospitals vary widely in how they define and address key drug-resistant bacteria.

Mar 10, 2014

News Scan for Mar 10, 2014

NDM antibiotic resistance
Measles outbreaks
Climate change and malaria
Meningitis in Uganda
Mar 04, 2014

CDC calls out antibiotic prescribing problems

The CDC says some clinicians prescribe triple the amount of antibiotics and may put patients at risk.

Feb 13, 2014

News Scan for Feb 13, 2014

HPV vaccine and genital warts
Drug-resistant Shigella
Feb 05, 2014

News Scan for Feb 05, 2014

Funds for bioterror drug
Salmonella policy for chicken
New porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Feb 04, 2014

News Scan for Feb 04, 2014

MERS death in UAE
UCSB meningitis vaccination
Compounding-pharmacy risks
Antimicrobial use in Europe
Jan 28, 2014

News Scan for Jan 28, 2014

MERS case series
Ancient plague origins
Antibiotic feed additives

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Agunos A, Leger D, Avery BP, et al. Ciprofloxacin-resistant Campylobacter spp. in retail chicken, Western Canada. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Jul;19(7):1121-4

Ajao AO, Johnson JK, Harris AD, et al. Risk of acquiring extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli from prior room occupants in the intensive care unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013 May;34(5):453-8

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)

Anderson LF, Tamne S, Watson JP, et al. Treatment outcome of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in the United Kingdom: retrospective-prospective cohort study from 2004 to 2007. Euro Surveill 2013 Oct 3;18(40):pii=20601

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)

Bell BG, Schellevis F, Stobberingh E, et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of antibiotic consumption on antibiotic resistance. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Jan 9;14(13)

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)

Bernard C, Brossier F, Sougakoff W, et al. A surge of MDR and XDR tuberculosis in France among patients born in the former Soviet Union. Euro Surveill 2013 Aug 15;18(33):e20555

Bessesen MT, Lopez K, Guerin K, et al. Comparison of control strategies for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Am J Infect Control 2013 (published online May 9)

Boost MV, Wong A, Ho J, et al. Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from retail meats in Hong Kong. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2013 Jul 24;10(8):705-10

Boucher HW, Talbot GH, Benjamin DK, et al. 10 x '20 progress--development of new drugs active against gram-negative bacilli: an update from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 2013 Jun 15;56(12):1685-94

Casey JA, Cosgrove SE, Stewart WF, et al. A population-based study of the epidemiology and clinical features of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in Pennsylvania, 2001-2010. Epidemiol Infect 2013 (published online Apr 22)

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

CDC. Provisional CDC guidelines for use and safety monitoring of bedaquiline fumarate (Situro) for the treatment of multi drug-resistant tuberculosis. MMWR 2013 Oct 25;62(rr09):1-12

CDC/FDA/USDA. National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System: 2010 executive report. Jul 23, 2012

Chen CC, Pass SE. Risk factors for and impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization in patients in a medical intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control 2013 (published online May 9)

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)

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

Decousser JW, Jansen C, Nordmann P, et al. Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter baumannii in France, January to May 2013. Euro Surveill 2013 Aug 1;18(31):e20547

Derde LPG, Cooper BS, Goossens H, et al. Interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in intensive care units. Lancet Infect Dis 2013 (published online Oct 23)

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)

Durante-Mangoni E, Signoriello G, Andini R, et al. Colistin and rifampicin compared with colistin alone for the treatment of serious infections due to extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: a multicenter, randomized, clinical trial. Clin Infect Dis 2013 Aug 1;57(3):349-58

ECDC. Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food: EFSA-ECDC report. Mar 25, 2014

Edelsberg J, Weycker D, Barron R, et al. Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in US hospitals. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 (published online Nov 15)

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