Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

May 27, 2015

News Scan for May 27, 2015

Immune response to flu vaccine
Caramel apple Listeria source
Measles, rubella in Europe
Fast drug-resistance test
May 26, 2015

WHA wraps up with resolutions on emergency response reforms, antimicrobial resistance

The 3,000+ delegates from  194 WHO member states clear the way for changes prompted by gaps in the Ebola crisis response.

May 15, 2015

News Scan for May 15, 2015

Global fund for antibiotics
Indiana HIV gene study
May 12, 2015

News Scan for May 12, 2015

Pertussis prevention
Public health R & D
Avian influenza outbreaks
May 11, 2015

News Scan for May 11, 2015

Avian flu in Burkina, Turkey, Taiwan
Drug-resistant typhoid
More chikungunya
Plague drug approved
Washington state E coli
Measles in France
May 08, 2015

News Scan for May 08, 2015

Cholera in Haiti
Sexual transmission of Ebola
WHO's 'essential medicines'
Antibiotic-responsible chicken
West Nile and weather
Disease-naming guidelines
May 01, 2015

News Scan for May 01, 2015

Nepal diarrheal outbreak prevention
Saudi MERS case
STEC outbreak in Washington
S aureus in swine workers
Neglected diseases in Africa
Apr 30, 2015

News Scan for Apr 30, 2015

Probe of healthcare antiseptics
Drug resistance in Bangladesh
Melioidosis cases in Australia
Apr 29, 2015

Survey finds weak global response to antimicrobial resistance

The 133-nation survey shows major gaps in preventing antibiotic misuse and cutting the spread of drug resistance.

Apr 28, 2015

News Scan for Apr 28, 2015

US flu season review
Antibiotic use in chickens
Shingles vaccine
Early HPV vaccination
Princeton meningitis recap
IOM name change

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

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

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

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)

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 2015 (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)

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)

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