Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Global Antibiotic Resistance Scenario

First World Pneumonia Day on 2nd November'09 Reveals Global Burden – CDC's public health professionals join with others to help
MORE than one in five intensive care doctors working in hospitals across Europe are now seeing patients with bugs that are “totally or almost totally” resistant to antibiotics, according to a new survey - Irish Times.
Deadly superbugs have increased despite a crackdown on the best-known infections such as MRSA in UK, a parliamentary report will warn this week
UK - 'Clever Cleaning' The Way To Beat Hospital Superbugs,
UK - Fourth Report of the Mandatory Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery: April 2004 to March 2008 - of all SSI:s by staph aureus, 60% are MRSA, and of ALL SSI:s 26% are caused by MRSA
Prevention & Control of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) - US/CDC guidelines
"Non-therapeutic use" of antibiotics at sub-therapeutic levels for growth promotion in animals can create perfect conditions for bacteria to become resistant not only to one antibiotic, but to entire classes of the medicines- chicagotribune - US.
Hospital acquired infection at 30% level in Kenya

Modern medicine 'under threat' from antibiotic overuse
Safe use of hand sanitizers
Genome-Scale Identification Method Applied to Find Cryptic Aminoglycoside Resistance Genes Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Scientists at Queen's University, Medical Biology Center publish new data on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevention
Scientists retrace history of Leprosy

Saturday, November 7, 2009

E. Coli O157 In Surrey: Update, UK
NovaBay's Aganocides Show Penetration And Efficacy In A Pre-Clinical Infected Human Nail Model Of Onychomycosis
The Final Frontier: Disease Proposed As Major Barrier To Mars And Beyond
Researchers Identify Genetic Links To Fungal Infection Susceptibility
Depressed Pregnant Women Could Be At Higher Risk For Severe Response To Flu Infection
Gilead's Aztreonam For Inhalation Solution To Be Reviewed By FDA Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee On December 10, 2009
Animals Now Picking Up Bugs From People, Study Shows
Inhibikase Therapeutics Discusses New Platform For Infectious Disease Pharmaceuticals At BIOCOM 2009
New Combination Therapy Looks Promising Against Ulcer Bacteria
Rethinking The Antibody-dependent Enhancement Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Model

Request for a common short report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) focussed on
zoonotic infections based on the information currently available
Population Mobility, Globalization, and Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Virulent Strain of MRSA Resists Treatment
Antibiotic Resistance still a major public health threat – Studies show it's worsening while there are few new Antibiotics in pipeline

An outbreak of hospital-acquired staphylococcus aureus skin infection among newborns, nan province, thailand, january 2008

Global Antibiotic Resistance Scenario

HHS Awards $17 Million In A New National Initiative To Fight Health Care-Associated Infections

E. Coli O157 In Surrey: Update, UK

Discovery Of Trigger For Deadly Food Toxin

Scientists Create NICE Solution To Pneumonia Vaccine Testing Problems

Genomes of Two Popular Research Strains of E. coli Sequenced; Tracing the History, Genetic Makeup of Workhorse Laboratory Bacteria

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Effective At Preventing Child Deaths

Small Turtles Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

MorphoSys And Daiichi Sankyo Forge Alliance To Develop Novel Antibody Therapies Against Hospital-Acquired Infections

Antibiotic Resistant Infections Cost The U.S. Healthcare System In Excess Of $20 Billion Annually

Improving Global Response To Emerging Pandemics With Funding Of $185 Million

Cummings School Awarded USAID Grant Targeting Emerging Infectious Diseases

Read The ``TRUE LIFE STORY``of a family infected with MRSA