Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Oct 29, 2014

News Scan for Oct 29, 2014

6 Saudi MERS cases
FDA OK's group B mening vaccine
Delamanid for MDR-TB
Twitter flu forecasting
Global outbreak increase
Oct 28, 2014

News Scan for Oct 28, 2014

Another Saudi MERS case, 2 deaths
More EV-D68 cases, genome study
EU antimicrobial initiative
Oct 22, 2014

WHO: Better surveillance reveals higher TB burden

An estimated 9 million people contracted TB globally in 2013, about half a million higher than previous estimates.

Oct 09, 2014

Drug Resistance Scan for Oct 09, 2014

Antibiotic stewardship impact
MRSA in athletes
Oct 02, 2014

News Scan for Oct 02, 2014

More US chikungunya cases
More EV-D68 cases
Antimicrobials in animals
Typhoid fever control gaps
Sep 29, 2014

News Scan for Sep 29, 2014

More Caribbean chikungunya
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Syrian measles-vaccine error
'Cytokine storm' drug
Sep 23, 2014

News Scan for Sep 23, 2014

EV-D68 cases in 28 states
FDA seeks food safety breakthrough
Gut microbes in ICU patients
Sep 19, 2014

White House launches major effort against resistant bacteria

The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.

Sep 16, 2014

News Scan for Sep 16, 2014

EV-D68 in 12 states, Canada
New Saudi MERS case
Respiratory infections in kids
Sep 10, 2014

News Scan for Sep 10, 2014

Duplicative antibiotic use
Active flu Down Under
WHO's future focus
Attack on polio vaccine team

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Anderson LF, Tamne S, Brown T, et al. Transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the UK: a cross-sectional molecular and epidemiological study of clustering and contact tracing. Lancet Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 4)

ASTHO. State strategies to address antimicrobial resistance—survey results. Mar 6, 2014

Barlow RS, DeBess EE, Winthrop KL, et al. Travel-associated antimicrobial drug-resistant nontyphoidal Salmonellae, 2004-2009. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 18)

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)

Bell BG, Schellevis F, Stobberingh E, et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of antibiotic consumption on antibiotic resistance. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Jan 9;14(13)

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

Ben-David D, Schwaber MJ, Adler A, et al. Persistence and complex evolution of fluoroquinolone-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae clone. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 25)

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

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

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

CDC. Improving antibiotic use among hospitalized patients. (Vital signs) MMWR 2014 Mar 4;63:1-7

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

Chesson HW, Kirkcaldy RD, Gift TL, et al. Ciprofloxacin resistance and gonorrhea incidence rates in 17 cities, United States, 1991-2006. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 12)

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

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)

De Beer JL, Kodmon C, van der Werf MJ, et al. Molecular surveillance of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis transmission in the European Union from 2003 to 2011. Euro Surveill 2014 Mar;19(11):pii=20742

Drees M, Pineles L, Harris AD, et al. Variation in definitions and isolation procedures for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014 (published online Mar 6)

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

ECDC. Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food: EFSA-ECDC report. Mar 25, 2014

Edelsberg J, Weycker D, Barron R, et al. Prevalence of antibiotic resistance in US hospitals. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 (published online Nov 15)

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)

Evans ME, Kralovic SM, Simbarti LA, et al. Nationwide reduction of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in veterans affairs long-term care facilities. Am J Infect Control 2014 Jan;42(1):60-2

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