Bacteria developing new ways to resist antibiotics, doctors warn

Scientists in UK identify growing trend that threatens to leave patients untreatable Date: Sep 11, 2019 Source: The Guardian Author: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Excerpt:"Bacteria are increasingly developing ways of resisting antibiotics, threatening a future in which patients could become untreatable, doctors have warned. Over the last decade scientists [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. Date: July 5, 2018 Source: Oregon State University, via ScienceDaily Excerpt: "The findings by Oregon State University researchers and other collaborators, published Wednesday [...]

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Science and Industry developments|Tags: |

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

Pathogenic yeast's mechanisms of transmission may be via skin. Date: June 23, 2019 Source: Healio Infectious Disease News Excerpt: "Patients colonized with Candida auris carry a high burden of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen on their skin, suggesting that the natural process of skin shedding among these [...]

June 26th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: |

Our antibiotics are no match for superbugs, and it’s a ‘global crisis,’ UN report says

Drug-resistant diseases cause at least 700,000 deaths globally a year, including 230,000 deaths from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, according to the report, which was published Monday. In the absence of concerted global action, the authors estimate that up to 10 million people may die annually by 2030 as a result of drug-resistant [...]

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. Date: July 5, 2018 Source: Science Daily Author: Oregon State University Excerpt: "Electrospinning is a versatile, simple, cost-effective and reproducible technique for generating long fibers with [...]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: Science and Industry developments|

UK steps up its role in fighting global AMR

With 10 million people a year projected to die from antibiotic resistant infections by 2050, it is important that all partners, including the pharmaceutical industry, step up and work together to tackle this issue Date: May 29, 2018 Source: Manufacturing Chemist - Research Excerpt: “On Tuesday (22 May), the government announced £30 [...]

Infection prevention and control programs are essential to antibiotic stewardship efforts

APIC, SHEA, SIDP update position paper highlighting synergy of IPC and AS Date: March 26, 2018 Source: Eurek Alert Author: SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AMERICA Excerpt: "Infection prevention and control (IPC) and antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs are inextricably linked, according to a joint position paper published today by the Association for Professionals [...]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Science and Industry developments|