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ANTIBIOTICS NEWS - Page 5

Continuing the Fight Against Gram-Negative Infections: Help for Existing Carbapenems—Part 2
Another prong in the battle against resistant Gram-negative infections is the addition of beta-lactamase inhibitors to restore or improve the activity of older carbapenems.
New Study Detects Increase in MCR-1 Positive Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Humans
Investigators in China have found that the presence of the MCR-1 gene has increased in humans over a period of 5 years.
Continuing the Fight Against Gram-Negative Infections: The New Agents—Part 1
Antimicrobial-resistant organisms, particularly Gram-negative bacteria, present a critical threat and a substantial burden.
Procalcitonin Shows Promise in Antibiotic Therapy
A proven marker of host response to bacterial infection may help providers avoid contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistance.
New Study Characterizes Cefepime-related Neurotoxicity
Researchers turn to the literature to assess if the antibiotic cefepime causes neurotoxicity.
Allergy Evaluation Found to Be Cost-Effective in Unverified Penicillin-Allergic Patients
New research supports that allergy evaluation is an inexpensive intervention and that given the downstream benefits, it may well be cost-effective.
Children's Hospital Benefits from Antibiotic Stewardship Program Limiting Carbapenem Use
Researchers in a pediatric hospital in Tokyo see positive results following the implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program limiting carbapenem use.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of October 8, 2017
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