News & Perspective

Mar 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019
C difficile

Phase 2 data boost new drug for preventing C diff infections

The drug cut the incidence of C difficile by 2.4 percentage points—a 71% relative risk reduction.

Mar 14, 2019

Mar 14, 2019
Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria

Trial data support shorter drug-resistant TB regimen

Short-course therapy led to a favorable outcome in 79% of patients, compared with 80% in long-course patients.

Mar 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Antibiotics before miscarriage surgery not tied to fewer infections

A benefit was found, however, when pelvic infection was defined by strict criteria.

Mar 11, 2019

Mar 11, 2019
Raw sewage under ground

Sewage study highlights global antimicrobial resistance disparity

Data from 60 countries reveal a clear geographic distinction in AMR levels.

Mar 07, 2019

Mar 07, 2019
Jerusalem market

Neighborhood antibiotic use tied to risk of resistant bacteria

The association held even in people without prior antibiotic use.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Wound care

CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections

The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.

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.

Feb 26, 2019

Feb 26, 2019
four little pigs

Europe highlights rising resistance in zoonotic bacteria

Among the findings are very high to extremely high levels of resistance to ciprofloxacin in Campylobacter isolates from people.

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
Urine test

Hospital intervention cuts unneeded UTI tests

Altering electronic ordering for urinary tract infection tests was associated with a 45% reduction in urine cultures.

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