Drugs in the Pipeline for Gram-positive, C difficile, and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterial InfectionsJune 25th 2019
A look at the latest developments in drugs intended to quell gram-positive pathogens, including Clostridioides difficile and non-tuberculosis mycobacterial infections, as presented at ASM Microbe 2019.
Pheno Bacterial Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Determination Found to Be More Rapid and as Accurate as Existing SystemsOctober 24th 2018
The system allows for the rapid identification of bacteria directly from positive blood cultures, and can determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of the blood-borne pathogens.
Accelerate Pheno Blood Culture Detection System Found to Shorten Blood Analysis TimeOctober 23rd 2018
Use of the FDA–cleared Accelerate Pheno blood culture detection system can shorten the time required to analyze patients’ blood samples leading to improved clinical outcomes, according to the results of a recent study.
Cardiac or Vascular Disease Not a Barrier to Delafloxacin For Treatment of Skin and Skin Structure InfectionsOctober 5th 2018
Delafloxacin was found to be relatively safe and well tolerated in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections with past or present cardiac or vascular difficulties.
Iclaprim Found to be Effective and Safe Treatment for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure InfectionsJune 11th 2018
Pooled analyses of 2 phase 3 trials have conclusively established the safety and effectiveness of iclaprim compared to vancomycin in the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).
Outcome of Staph aureus Bacteremia Similar in Neutropenic and Non-Neutropenic PatientsJune 8th 2018
A prospective examination of over 2600 patients has not revealed a difference in their outcome compared with patients who are non-neutropenic when it comes to bacteremia caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
What Do Surgeons Need to Know About Intra-Abdominal Infections? Guidance from the Surgical Infection SocietyJanuary 2nd 2018
Intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) are defined as disease processes occurring in normally-sterile parts of the abdominal cavity, and are generally treated mechanically, such as by surgery.
Letermovir Protective in Cytomegalovirus-Positive Recipients of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell TransplantationOctober 12th 2017
Results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial show that letermovir protects from viral infection in CMV-seropositive individuals following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.