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Emerging <em>Candida</em> Species Found to be Capable of Causing Major Outbreaks in Health Care Facilities
Emerging Candida species prove capable of virulent spread in health care facilities, leading to outbreaks.
Iclaprim Found to be Effective and Safe Treatment for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
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).
Accelerated Evolution, Microbial Style
The President’s Forum at this year’s ASM Microbe meeting opened the eyes of many in the audience to the capacity of microorganisms to evolve.
Infective Endocarditis More Common in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Than Originally Thought
The incidence of IE was lower in patients having a lower white blood cell count and lower numbers of platelets.
Plasmids Found to Confer Antibiotic Resistance Among Unrelated Bacteria at US Hospital
The results of a new study have revealed that carbapenem resistance conferred by plasmids can be transferred among unrelated bacteria in the health care setting.
Pooled IGNITE 1 and 4 Results Reinforce the Efficacy and Safety of Eravacycline for Complicated Intra-abdominal Infections
The pooled results have hammered home the promise of eravacycline for the treatment of patients with cIAIs who are colonized by drug-resistant bacteria.
CDC Principal Director Stays Humble in a Microbial World
Anne Schuchat, MD, provides some history and insights on CDC’s role in safeguarding public health when the microbial world collides with the human world.
First 'Triple Threat' Strain of <em>Klebsiella pneumoniae</em> Found in the United States
An extremely virulent (hypermucoviscous) strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae that is resistant to carbapenem and colistin has been isolated for the first time from a patient in the United States.
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