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FDA Clears 3 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests to Guide Appropriate Use of Baxdela
Three antimicrobial susceptibility tests have been cleared by the FDA concurrently with the launch of a new antibiotic Baxdela, to help guide its use.
Theravance Biopharma Shares Positive New Data on VIBATIV at CHEST Meeting
At this year’s annual CHEST meeting, Theravance Biopharma investigators report positive new data pertaining to VIBATIV gleaned from the TOUR study.
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.
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