Antimicrobial Resistance




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Recent News

Jul 27, 2016

News Scan for Jul 27, 2016

E coli flour recall
Safety labels for fluoroquinolones
Antibiotic overuse for asthma
Ebola vaccine in monkeys
Jun 28, 2016
Jun 13, 2016

News Scan for Jun 13, 2016

Flour confirmed as E coli source
MCR-1 in Japan and Colombia
Chikungunya tops 2M cases
Jun 09, 2016
Doctor writing prescription

Study: Antibiotics given for suspected STDs often not needed

In an emergency department study, more than 75% of patients were given the drugs unnecessarily for suspected gonorrhea or chlamydia.

Jun 08, 2016

News Scan for Jun 08, 2016

Ebola survival in needles
MRSA in New York City
Jun 06, 2016
Patient on gurney

Study: Hospital stewardship lowers antibiotic use, infections

Review finds a nearly 20% drop in overall antimicrobial use, almost 40% in the ICU.

Jun 02, 2016
computer screen with checkbox

US survey shows gaps in understanding of antibiotic resistance

Many respondents believed they could personally become resistant to antibiotics and that the agents are the best treatment for the common cold.

Jun 01, 2016

Playbook gives hospitals array of antibiotic stewardship options

Three organizations offer numerous options for antibiotic stewardship.

May 31, 2016

News Scan for May 31, 2016

Costs vs benefits of new antibiotics
More chikungunya
Arizona measles outbreak
Gender and pneumococcal disease
Lassa fever in Nigeria
May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

Online Resources

Recent Literature

Aggarwal P, Uppal B, Ghosh R, et al. Multi drug resistance and extended spectrum beta lactamases in clinical isolates of Shigella: a study from New Delhi, India. Travel Med Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 24)

Albiger B, Glasner C, Struelens MJ, et al. Carbapenem -producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: assessment by national experts from 38 countries, May 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Nov 12;20(45):pii=30062

Anjum MF, Duggett NA, AbuOun M, et al. Colistin resistance in Salmonella and Escherichia coli isolates from a pig farm in Great Britain. J Antimicrob Chemother 2016 (published online May 4)

Arcilla MS, van Hattem JM, Matamoros S, et al. Dissemination of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Dec 17)

Ardal C, Outterson K, Hoffman SJ, et al. International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Ashworth M, White P, Jongsma J, et al. Antibiotic prescribing and patient satisfaction in primary care in England: cross-sectional analysis of national patient survey data and prescribing data. Br J Gen Pract 2015 (published online Dec 7)

Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, et al. Implementing an antibiotic stewardship program: guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 13)

Benedict KM, Gow SP, McAllister TA, et al. Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli recovered from feedlot cattle and associations with antimicrobial use. PLoS One 2015 Dec 3;10(12):e0143995

Bitterman R, Geffen Y, Rabino G, et al. Rate of colonization of health care workers by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in an endemic hospital: a prospective study. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published Apr 25)

Cai T, Nesi G, Mazzoli S, et al. Asymptomatic bacteriuria treatment is associated with a higher prevalence of antibiotic resistant strains in women with urinary tract infections. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Aug 12)

Campos AC, Albiero J, Ecker AB, et al. Outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase–producing K pneumoniae: a systematic review. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online May 5)

Carmeli Y, Armstrong J, Laud PJ, et al. Ceftazidime-avibactam or best available therapy in patients with ceftazidime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa complicated urinary tract infections or complicated intra-abdominal injections (REPRISE): a randomised, pathogen-directed phase 3 study. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 20)

Carter R, Sun J, Pump RLP. A survey and analysis of the American public's perceptions and knowledge about antibiotic resistance. Open Forum Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jun 1)

Cegielski JP, Kurbatova E, van der Walt M, et al. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in relation to treatment, initial and acquired second-line drug resistance. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 27)

Chou AF, Graber CJ, Jones M, et al. Characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at Veterans Affairs hospitals: results of a nationwide survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 (published online Feb 24)

Cunha CB, Kassakian SZ, Chan R, et al. Screening of nursing home residents for colonization with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae admitted to acute care hospitals: incidence and risk factors. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Nov 26)

Dar OA, Hasan R, Schlundt J, et al. Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Deak D, Outterson K, Powers JH, et al. Progress in the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria? A review of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved antibiotics, 2010-2015. Ann Intern Med 2016 (published online May 31)

Diaz A, Ortiz DC, Trujillo M, et al. Clinical characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in ill and colonized children in Colombia. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Mar;35(3):237-41

Du H, Chen L, Tang YW, et al. Emergence of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 31)

EFSA/ECDC. The European Union summary report on antibicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2014. EFSA J 2016 (published online Feb 11)

Falgenhauer L, Waezsada SE, Yao Y, et al. Colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria in Germany.  (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 8)

Furin J, Brigden G, Lessem E, et al. Global progress and challenges in implementing new medications for treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 27)

Glaser P, Martins-Simoes P, Villain A, et al. Demography and intercontinental spread of the USA300 community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus lineage. mBio 2016 Feb 16;7(1):e02183-15

Grami R, Mansour W, Mehri W, et al. Impact of food animal trade on the spread of mcr-1-mediated colistin resistance, Tunisia, July 2015. Euro Surveill 2016 Feb 25;21(8):pii=30144

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