Friday, March 26, 2010

Global Antibiotic Resistance Scenario-By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-The human normal gut flora now DNA sequenced – an article in Nature; Peptidomimetics – promising developments to fight ABR – ScienceTranslational Medicine
-Development Of Antibiotics To Protect Our Children And Future Generations -A "Moral Obligation". Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) urges a global commitment to develop 10 new antibiotics by 2020. in Clinical Infectious Diseases
- Learn from France to Cut Infections
in Science Daily
- Vitamin D Crucial To Activating Immune Defenses
-MicroPhage Seeks FDA Clearance To Market World's First Test Designed To Rapidly Identify - - Bacterial Infections And Antibiotic Susceptibility
- soil microbes have become progressively more resistant to antibiotics over the last 60 years.
Bugs are changing – and we have a fight on our hands.
-Should we just say "no" to antibiotics for farm animals?
First Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Screening Tool
A New Rapid Test For A Major Emerging Resistance Threat

1 comment:

Medifix said...

You may have to wait for another twenty to thirty years before anyone can figure out how to treat these infections.

“MRSA has become so widespread in the community, that it’s become nearly impossible to predict which patients harbor MRSA on their body,” said lead investigator Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Hopkins Children’s, in a statement.

The hopkins study found 6 percent of the 1,674 children admitted to the pediatric ICU at Hopkins Children’s between 2007 and 2008 carried MRSA. Of the 72 who tested positive, 60 percent had the community-acquired strain and 75 percent of the carriers had no history of MRSA. Said to more common in kids 3 years old on average.

Eight patients acquired MRSA while in the ICU, with 4 developing signs of infection.

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