Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Feb 01, 2016
E coli

Chinese, Canadian teams report more MCR-1 detections

In one worrisome finding, MCR-1 was found in chicken E coli alongside other resistance genes.

Jan 20, 2016
Sick man in bed

ACP, CDC advise on antibiotic use for respiratory conditions

The guidance targets antibiotic use for colds and other common ailments.

Jan 14, 2016

News Scan for Jan 14, 2016

Two MERS cases in UAE
Italian MCR-1 detection
Polio funds, setback
Jan 13, 2016

News Scan for Jan 13, 2016

Another Saudi MERS case
Brazil microcephaly update
NIH antibiotic funds
Jan 12, 2016

News Scan for Jan 12, 2016

H7N9 case in China
Fecal transplant for C diff
Reassessing colistin use
Jan 08, 2016
Young calf

New MCR-1 reports warn of untreatable infection threat

The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.

Jan 05, 2016

News Scan for Jan 05, 2016

MCR-1 in Canada
Medical countermeasures for kids
Impact of minor flu strains
Dec 23, 2015
Tuberculosis

White House unveils plan for battling MDR-TB

The plan is part of the president's overarching efforts, first announced last fall, to tackle antibiotic resistance.

Dec 18, 2015
Antibiotic syringe and farm quail

More MCR-1 findings lead to calls to ban ag use of colistin

The worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has spread to distant regions, even Africa, rather quickly.

Dec 17, 2015
Bacteria colony

Complacency, underfunding fuel state readiness gaps

In its annual report, TFAH said there are still major gaps and funding needed to battle new threats.

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Haenni M, Poirel L, Kieffer N, et al. Co-occurrence of extended spectrum beta lactamase and mcr-1 encoding genes on plasmids. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis (published online Jan 8)

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)

Harik NS, Com G, Tang X, et al. Clinical characteristics and epidemiology of methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children with cystic fibrosis from a center with a high MRSA prevalence. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Dec 9)

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