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Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Coins and antibiotics

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
Beef cattle in barn

Investors push restaurant chains to cut antibiotics in meat supply

Seventeen of 20 companies now have publicly available policies.

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Study: Preventive antibiotics after assisted birth could reduce maternal infections

Antibiotic prophylaxis in women giving birth with the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction cut infections by nearly half.

May 09, 2019

May 09, 2019
Bacteriophages infecting a bacterium

Scientists use engineered phages to help save teen

The girl was beset with a multidrug-resistant non-TB Mycobacterium infection, and doctors had run out of tools.

Apr 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

UK study: Emergency room UTI diagnosis often lacks evidence

Antibiotics were offered for 91% of UTI patients, but only 36% had clinical or lab evidence of one.

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Oral exam of young girl

EU study shows wide range in antibiotic prescribing for febrile kids

Prescribing frequency ranges from 19% in Switzerland to 64% in Turkey.

Feb 28, 2019

Feb 28, 2019
Doctor writing prescription

UK primary care study finds overly long antibiotic courses

More than 80% of courses for upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis exceeded national guidelines.

Jan 30, 2019

Jan 30, 2019
Nurse dispensing oral medication

Oral antibiotics may work for some ortho, heart infections

Partial oral antibiotic therapy may be appropriate for certain patients who have orthopedic infections and endocarditis.

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