Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Nov 20, 2015

News Scan for Nov 20, 2015

New superbug in China
Chipotle outbreak expands
ISIS chemical weapon threat
Meningitis C in Africa
Nov 18, 2015

Experts press for wider scope, evidence in drug resistance battle

A series in The Lancet explores how to preserve access, maintain drug effectiveness, and other issues.

Nov 16, 2015
Pharmacist with customer

WHO survey shows antibiotic resistance myths common

Three-quarters wrongly think antibiotic resistance refers to patients, not drugs.

Nov 04, 2015

News Scan for Nov 04, 2015

New chikungunya illnesses
More Chipotle E coli cases
Drug-resistant gonorrhea
CDC polio travel alerts
Oct 28, 2015

News Scan for Oct 28, 2015

MERS in Saudi Arabia
High global herpes rate
MDR-TB outcomes
Oct 14, 2015

News Scan for Oct 14, 2015

Stockpiled avian flu vaccine
More H5N6 in Vietnam
Increase in drug-resistant E coli
Oct 09, 2015

News Scan for Oct 09, 2015

Effective rotavirus vaccines
Antibiotic stewardship for C diff
H5N6 in Laos
Cholera in Iraq
Oct 06, 2015
CRE bacteria

Study profiles US threat from drug-resistant bacteria

Surveillance found geographic variability that points to the need for regional strategies that target the CRE threat.

Sep 25, 2015

News Scan for Sep 25, 2015

US biosurveillance assessment
Plague case in New Mexico
MRSA and antibiotic stewardship
Sep 22, 2015
Antibiotic drug pile

Report notes alarming global levels of antibiotic resistance

The CDDEP report and maps provide an unprecedented look at the problem and include a range of data, some public for the first time.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Albiger B, Glasner C, Struelens MJ, et al. Carbapenem -producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: assessment by national experts from 38 countries, May 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Nov 12;20(45):pii=30062

Alsan M, Schoemaker L, Eggleston K, et al. Out-of-pocket health expenditures and antimicrobial resistance in low-income and middle-income countries: an economic analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 8)

Ardal C, Outterson K, Hoffman SJ, et al. International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Bowen A, Hurd J, Hoover C, et al. Importation and domestic transmission of Shigella sonnei resistant to ciprofloxacin — United States, May 2014-February 2015. MMWR 2015 Apr 3;64(12):318-20

Bryce E, Grant J, Scharf S, et al. Horizontal infection prevention measures and a risk-managed approach to vancomycin-resistant enterococci: an evaluation. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Jul 16)

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

Cai T, Nesi G, Mazzoli S, et al. Asymptomatic bacteriuria treatment is associated with a higher prevalence of antibiotic resistant strains in women with urinary tract infections. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Aug 12)

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

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

Cegielski JP, Kurbatova E, van der Walt M, et al. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in relation to treatment, initial and acquired second-line drug resistance. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 27)

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)

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)

Dar OA, Hasan R, Schlundt J, et al. Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Denis B, Lafaurie M, Donal JL, et al. Prevalence, risk factors and impact on clinical outcome of ESBL producing Escherichia coli bacteraemia: a 5 year study. Int J Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 16)

Evans DK, Goldstein M, Popova A. Health-care worker mortality and the legacy of the Ebola epidemic. (Letter) Lancet Glob Health 2015 (published online Jul 8)

Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Diagnostic errors that lead to inappropriate antimicrobial use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 (published online May 18)

Gavalda L, Pequeno S, Soriano A, et al. Environmental contamination by multidrug-resistant microorganisms after daily cleaning. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Apr 20)

Guh AY, Bulens SN, Mu Y, et al. Epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in 7 US communities, 2012-2013. JAMA 2015 (published online Oct 5)

Gunther G, van Leth F, Alexandru S, et al. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe, 2010-2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 3)

Hanley PW, Barnhart KF, Abee CR, et al. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas prevalence among captive chimpanzees, Texas USA, 2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 29)

Harris PNA, Tambyah PA, Paterson DL. β-lactam and β-lactamase inhibitor combinations in the treatment of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae: time for a reappraisal in the era of few antibiotic options? Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 22)

Hayden MK, Lin MY, Lolans K, et al. Prevention of colonization and infection by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in long term acute care hospitals. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Dec 23)

Holmes AH, Moore LSP, Sundsfjord A, et al. Understanding the mechanisms and drivers of antimicrobial resistance. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Izdebski R, Bojarska K, Baraniak A, et al. NDM-1- or OXA-48-producing Enterobacteriaceae colonising Polish tourists following a terrorist attack in Tunis, March 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Jun 11;20(23):pii=21150

Jones BE, Sauer B, Jones MM, et al. Variation in outpatient antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in the veteran population: a cross-sectional study. Ann Intern Med 2015 Jul 21;163(2):73-80

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