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Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019
Patient discharged from hospital

Fluoroquinolone stewardship may end at hospital door

Stewardship programs were tied to lower fluoroquinolone prescribing, but some prescribing appeared to shift to after hospital discharge.

Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

Feb 06, 2019

Feb 06, 2019
US Capitol

Letter urges Congressional action to stimulate antibiotic development

The push from drug developers and health groups asks Congress to take steps to prevent a public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance with few promising drugs in the pipeline.

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.

Jan 29, 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Mountains glacier in Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard

Northern exposure: Scientists find resistance genes in Arctic

The genes, including NDM-1, were found in an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019
British pounds and drugs

UK aims to cut antibiotics 15% in 5-year AMR plan

The plan calls for a 10% reduction in antibiotic-resistant infections in people by 2025.

Jan 23, 2019

Jan 23, 2019
Dispensing pills in hospital

Switch to oral antibiotics in bacteremia not tied to worse outcomes

Outcomes were similar in the 2 groups, but oral-step-down patients had shorter stays.

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

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