April 9, 2019

AMR Fungus Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

April 9th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference|Tags: , , , |

The rise of Candida Auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. Date: April 6, 2019 Source: The New York Times Author: Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs Excerpt: "The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it [...]

April 26, 2013

In Ranking of Superbugs, Klebsiella Takes the Lead

April 12th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: , , , , |

Story by: by Karen Blum, Pharmacy Practice News Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carba- penemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion ofK. pneumoniae cases resistant to carbapenems [...]

March 7, 2013

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