Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Apr 27, 2015

Food Safety Scan for Apr 27, 2015

More Ohio botulism cases
Bacteria in frozen shrimp
Apr 23, 2015

News Scan for Apr 23, 2015

MERS-CoV in Saudi camels
Tropics-related MRE infections
Measles in Germany, Florida
Antibacterial shortages
Apr 15, 2015

News Scan for Apr 15, 2015

Proposed DURC approach
Aerosol measles vaccine
Resistant foodborne microbes
H7N9 in China
Apr 13, 2015

News Scan for Apr 13, 2015

New strain in dog flu outbreak
Saudi MERS deaths, new health chief
More chikungunya
Drugs in food animals
Global Salmonella burden
Apr 10, 2015

News Scan for Apr 10, 2015

US flu season declines
Rotavirus vaccine impact
Tests for drug-resistant bacteria
Apr 02, 2015

News Scan for Apr 02, 2015

Rise of resistant shigellosis
New Saudi MERS case
Mar 31, 2015

News Scan for Mar 31, 2015

Chikungunya cases climb
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Oral HCV therapy
Endoscope contamination
Mar 27, 2015

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.

Mar 25, 2015

News Scan for Mar 25, 2015

New Saudi MERS case
Anthrax antibody treatment
Antimicrobial stewardship
Mar 19, 2015

US says TB decline is slowing; WHO offers ambitious goals

The decline of US TB cases showed signs of slowing last year, as the WHO sets an ambitious goal of reducing global TB cases by 90% in 20 years.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

Ershova JV, Kurbatova EV, Moonan PK, et al. Mortality among tuberculosis patients with acquired resistance to second-line anti-tuberculosis drugs — United States, 1993-2008. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online May 20)

Falagas ME, Tansarli GS, Karageorgopoulos DE, et al. Deaths attributable to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online May 27)

Furuno JP, Noble BN, Horne KN, et al. Frequency of outpatient antibiotic prescription on discharge to hospice care. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2014 (published online Jul 7)

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

Gunell M, Aulu L, Jalava J, et al. Cefotaxime-resistant Salmonella enterica in travelers returning from Thailand to Finland. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 Jul;20(7):1214-7

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

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)

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