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Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 05, 2018
Sepsis or bacteremia

Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Surgery

Genomic data may help reveal hidden MRSA outbreaks

The technique could be used to detect outbreaks while they're happening.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017
VE nursing home

Tailored infection control shown to cut MRSA in veterans home

The program, approved by residents, was tied to an 89% drop in MRSA over 4 years.

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