Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

May 26, 2016
Cow inspection

OIE aims to strengthen regulation of animal antibiotics

A primary focus is on strengthening the regulation of veterinary medicines.

May 26, 2016

News Scan for May 26, 2016

Last FMSA rule final
H7N9 case in China
Strep in pregnant women
Pseudomonas phage therapy
May 25, 2016

News Scan for May 25, 2016

Cow antibiotics and methane output
MERS antibodies in camel calves
Ricin vaccine funds
May 24, 2016
E coli bacteria

Study: Different resistant E coli strains can cross-protect

Two strains of bacteria resistant to different antibiotics can protect each other when both drugs are present, the study finds.

May 20, 2016
Nurse with pills

Study: Antibiotic stewardship needs proper support

About half of hospitals have a comprehensive program, with 39% reporting all 7 CDC-recommended key elements.

May 19, 2016
Pills with money

UK group calls for $40 billion to tackle antibiotic resistance

The authors say deaths could rise to 10 million a year by 2050 if action isn't taken.

May 18, 2016
Antibiotic resistance growth plates

Synthetic macrolides show promise as antibiotics, may target resistance

The synthetic macrolide process may allow easy development of new drugs.

May 12, 2016

Drug Resistance Scan for May 12, 2016

Shorter MDR-TB regimen
Antibiotic resistance action plan
Colorado scope infections
May 11, 2016
MRSA bacteria

Household MRSA contamination may fuel repeat infections

Study finds household contamination may increase the risk of recurrence.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Aggarwal P, Uppal B, Ghosh R, et al. Multi drug resistance and extended spectrum beta lactamases in clinical isolates of Shigella: a study from New Delhi, India. Travel Med Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 24)

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)

Anjum MF, Duggett NA, AbuOun M, et al. Colistin resistance in Salmonella and Escherichia coli isolates from a pig farm in Great Britain. J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 (published online May 4)

Arcilla MS, van Hattem JM, Matamoros S, et al. Dissemination of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Dec 17)

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)

Ashworth M, White P, Jongsma J, et al. Antibiotic prescribing and patient satisfaction in primary care in England: cross-sectional analysis of national patient survey data and prescribing data. Br J Gen Pract 2015 (published online Dec 7)

Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, et al. Implementing an antibiotic stewardship program: guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 13)

Benedict KM, Gow SP, McAllister TA, et al. Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli recovered from feedlot cattle and associations with antimicrobial use. PLoS One 2015 Dec 3;10(12):e0143995

Bitterman R, Geffen Y, Rabino G, et al. Rate of colonization of health care workers by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in an endemic hospital: a prospective study. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published Apr 25)

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)

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)

Campos AC, Albiero J, Ecker AB, et al. Outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase–producing K pneumoniae: a systematic review. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online May 5)

Carmeli Y, Armstrong J, Laud PJ, et al. Ceftazidime-avibactam or best available therapy in patients with ceftazidime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa complicated urinary tract infections or complicated intra-abdominal injections (REPRISE): a randomised, pathogen-directed phase 3 study. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 20)

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)

Chou AF, Graber CJ, Jones M, et al. Characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at Veterans Affairs hospitals: results of a nationwide survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 (published online Feb 24)

Cunha CB, Kassakian SZ, Chan R, et al. Screening of nursing home residents for colonization with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae admitted to acute care hospitals: incidence and risk factors. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Nov 26)

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)

Diaz A, Ortiz DC, Trujillo M, et al. Clinical characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in ill and colonized children in Colombia. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Mar;35(3):237-41

Du H, Chen L, Tang YW, et al. Emergence of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 31)

EFSA/ECDC. The European Union summary report on antibicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2014. EFSA J 2016 (published online Feb 11)

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)

Falgenhauer L, Waezsada SE, Yao Y, et al. Colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria in Germany.  (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 8)

Furin J, Brigden G, Lessem E, et al. Global progress and challenges in implementing new medications for treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 27)

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