News & Perspective

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.

May 05, 2017

May 05, 2017
ICU patient

Study: Kids' MRSA blood infections less deadly but still a problem

Results hold lessons for antibiotic prescribing, the author says.

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Research vial

Using elements of viruses, antibodies to fight resistant bacteria

Study finds that phage lysins combined with elements of antibodies combat MRSA in mice.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016
Levaquin IV bag

Study finds no changes in US hospitals' antibiotic use

The study, based on 34 million discharge records over 6 years, is the first to estimate trends in US hospitals.

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