June 4, 2013

Klebsiella Now Reigning Superbug

June 4th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference|Tags: , |

by Karen Blum, May 2013 Via: anesthesiologynews.com {click for full story} Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion of K. pneumoniae cases resistant to [...]

April 26, 2013

Antibiotic progress on superbugs called ‘alarmingly slow’

April 21st, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Science and Industry developments|Tags: , , |

McMaster University's Gerry Wright is on the hunt for potential antibiotics CBC News  Posted: Apr 21, 2013 10:05 PM ET New antibiotics for superbugs are critically needed to save lives, Canadian and U.S. infectious disease experts warn. When the Infectious Diseases Society of America reviewed progress on development of new drugs this [...]

Superbug drug fight in danger with just four pharmaceutical firms left making antibiotics, report says

April 19th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Science and Industry developments|Tags: , , , , |

The number of new antibiotics being developed is “alarmingly low,” according to a new report by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. By: Jennifer Yang Global health reporter, Published on Fri Apr 19 2013 in The world is running out of drugs that can kill “superbug” bacteria — and the number of new ones [...]

March 20, 2013

B.C. hospitals on watch for new CRE superbugs

March 20th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: |

Hospitals in B.C. are using special protocols to prevent the spread of a new class of superbug know to resist all antibiotics known as Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). (CBC) The Centre for Disease Control in the U.S. has warned Canadian health authorities about the increase of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), [...]

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