News & Perspective

Oct 18, 2001

Oct 18, 2001

S pneumoniae resistance to macrolides is now common, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – Macrolide antibiotics, the mainstay of treatment for community-acquired pneumonia, are encountering increasing resistance from Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common cause of the disease, according to a report in the Oct 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dec 31, 2008

Dec 31, 2008

Study hints at pneumonia risk with resistant flu viruses

(CIDRAP News) – A newly published analysis of oseltamivir-resistant influenza viruses collected last winter in Norway hints that they may increase an infected person's risk of pneumonia and sinus infections, but the small number of patients in the study means the finding is no more than a hint at this point.

Nov 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

ECDC warns of rising antibiotic-resistance threat

(CIDRAP News) – New surveillance data in Europe show a steep rise in the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, a drug-resistant issue seen as a growing threat in the United States as well.

Nov 22, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Studies seek better assessment of risk for resistant pneumonia

(CIDRAP News) – Two new studies shed some light on risk factors for drug-resistant healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), one suggesting which factors carry the most weight and the other showing that a simple clinical scoring method can help identify the patients at greatest risk.

Jun 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014

News Scan for Jun 24, 2014

FDA warns flu-vaccine plant
Pneumonia during the Hajj
Hospital pneumonia in kids
Polymyxin superbug grant

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014

News Scan for Aug 14, 2014

Pneumonia vaccine for seniors
MRSA colonization sites
LAIV in kids
More uses for fecal transplants

Mar 19, 2015

Mar 19, 2015

News Scan for Mar 19, 2015

Antibiotics for skin MRSA
Avian flu in Asia
PCV-13 in elderly
Listeria from stone fruit
Cerebral malaria in kids

Jul 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015

News Scan for Jul 15, 2015

Lyme disease spread
Antibiotic-resistant pneumonia
Flu vaccine patch tested

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