News & Perspective

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018
Intermountain clinic in Provo Utah

Intensive, well-resourced antibiotic stewardship found best in small hospitals

Involving ID docs and local pharmacists might be key.

Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018
Desert water source

Study: XDR typhoid in Pakistan carries added resistance genes

Scientists have identified the genetic basis for an XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan.

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
African surgery

Poor nations have higher risk of surgical infections, including resistant ones

Low-income nations have a 60% higher risk of infection.

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Handfuls of soil

Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

The newly identified molecules, called malacidins, are linked to a family of antibiotics that require calcium for antibacterial activity.

Feb 08, 2018

Feb 08, 2018
Martin Blaser, MD

Expert: Antibiotic use may be tied to rise in 'lifestyle' diseases

Increased antibiotic use alters the human microbiome, Martin Blaser says.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018
Researcher holding drug capsule

FDA cites progress, hurdles in antibiotic development

Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.

Feb 05, 2018

Feb 05, 2018
India pharmacy

Host of unregulated antibiotics sold in India, study says

The findings undermine the country's efforts to combat rising antibiotic resistance.

Feb 02, 2018

Feb 02, 2018
Angkor, Cambodia

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia

Strains with key drug-resistance genes grew from 16% of samples in 2008 to 68% in 2013.

Jan 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018
Malaria treatment

Malaria in pregnancy now complicated by drug resistance

Recent gains in preventing the disease in pregnancy may be lost as resistance to prophylactic treatment rises.

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