News & Perspective

May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
Premature infant

Data show vast majority of preemies treated with antibiotics

Almost 80% of premature infants get early antibiotic treatment, with little change in recent years.

May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018
Thermometer in the sun

Study finds antibiotic resistance rise tied to hotter temps

"After controlling for [other] factors, we still find that temperature is a strong predictor of antibiotic resistance."

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Refugee camp Greece

Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Ibuprofen tablets

Ibuprofen alone not an option for simple UTIs, study finds

A Scandinavian study finds that ibuprofen is not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for UTIs.

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
Free-range chickens

Chinese scientists find 2 MCR genes on same plasmid

Similar plasmids were found in a hospitalized patient and in hospital sewage.

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

Study suggests oral antibiotics may increase kidney stone risk

Researchers say the findings bolster the case for antibiotic stewardship.

May 08, 2018

May 08, 2018
Gonorrhea bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae

European report warns XDR gonorrhea threatens future treatment

The cases indicate a need for action to preserve the last remaining effective treatment.

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.

May 02, 2018

May 02, 2018
Africa map with pill

African study on pre-emptive antibiotics in kids spurs resistance debate

The study raises ethical issues for a possible life-saving drug.

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