News & Perspective

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019
Pregnant woman

Antifungal drug during pregnancy tied to miscarriage, birth defects

Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Older doctor writing prescription

Study finds late-career docs prescribe longer antibiotic courses

Late-career docs were 50% more likely to prescribe long courses than younger docs.

Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

May 03, 2018

May 03, 2018
Pills and Canada money

Canadian AMR report urges action, federal leadership

The report calls on PHAC to speed up development of a plan to address antimicrobial resistance.

Apr 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018
Fish farm

New UK-Canada initiative focuses on AMR in livestock, aquaculture

The partnership will fund innovative solutions to reduce antimicrobial use.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Oral capsule

Fecal transplant by capsule may match colonoscopy for C diff

Rates of prevention of recurrent C diff were similar, with fewer side effects.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Salmonella

New resistance gene found in Salmonella isolated from chickens

The gene was found in 15 Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in British Columbia.

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