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WHO Confirms Serious Lack of New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Pathogens
WHO report confirms that “the world is running out of antibiotics” to treat resistant priority pathogens
Antibiotics Still Being Inappropriately Prescribed in Asthma Patients
As practitioners continue to mistake the worsening of asthma symptoms for bacterial respiratory infections, more antibiotics are being prescribed, many times, inappropriately.
On the Front Lines in the Fight for Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Importance of AST
Antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) remain critical in the race against antimicrobial resistance.
The Challenges of Detecting Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Diagnostic methods make all the difference in efforts against antimicrobial resistance.
Are We a Glutton for Antimicrobial Resistance?
To paraphrase Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, “we are what we eat”—Especially when it comes to antimicrobials and food-producing animals.
Researchers Discover More Strains of <i>Klebsiella</i> Bacteria Cause HAIs Than Previously Thought
A team of researchers discover that Klebsiella pneumoniae is not the only culprit behind life-threatening healthcare-associated infections: there are two other Klebsiella species that share the blame.
Is it Time to Give Inhaled Antibiotics Another Chance?
Lucy B. Palmer, MD, from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York argues that inhaled antibiotic therapy provides higher drug concentrations of antibiotics with fewer systemic side effects than IV therapy.
Sugars in Breast Milk Found to Have Antibacterial Properties
The results of a new study from Vanderbilt University provide more support for breastfeeding, revealing that sugars in human breast milk can help protect babies from bacterial infections.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.