As infections from drug-resistant microbes continue to rise, the development of new antibiotics has declined since the golden age of antibiotic discovery in the mid-20th century.
Enterococci bacteria surviving exposure for longer periods of time.
Increase seen carbapenem- and cephalosporin-resistant strains, with peak in 2008
Antibiotic resistance is a nationwide issue that affects every state, so how do we combat it?
Of the patients, 79.5% received antibiotics to treat infections, and 19.0% received them to reduce the risk of infection during surgeries.
The rate of resistance to quinolone drugs in Salmonella typhi rose to 68% in 2012.
An estimated 75% of anti-bacterial soaps and body washes sold in the United States contain triclosan.
Study provides evidence to support decontamination strategies for patients with MRSA.
Emerging ciprofloxacin resistance could have substantial future health, economic consequences.
Large decreases in antibiotic prescribing rates achieved in the early 2000s appear to be plateauing.
A simple poster intervention helped primary care clinicians significantly reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory infections.
Frequent infections in obese patients lead to more frequent use of antibacterial medications in this population than in those who are not obese.
The FDA issued a preliminary rule that will require antibacterial soap manufacturers to prove that their products provide clinical benefit.
The agency has developed a strategy to phase out antibiotics use in the feed and water of food animals due to concerns about antimicrobial resistance.
No one-size fits all approach to infection control, but universal precautions may be useful in certain high-risk settings.
There was no change in the rate of prescribing by primary care physicians from 1997 to 2010 and an increase in antibiotic use in EDs.
Were antibiotics the right decision in this clinical scenario?
A new approach to drug cycling may help healthcare providers select against the development of antimicrobial resistance.
Antibiotic overuse and misuse are the leading factors that contribute to antibiotic resistance.
A clinician education intervention improved adherence to antibiotic prescribing guidelines for common bacterial acute respiratory tract infections.
The majority of women who delayed antibiotics for UTI reported spontaneous improvement after one week.
Differences noted in P. aeruginosa ciprofloaxacin susceptibility among inpatients and primary-care outpatients.
How can I avoid unnecessary antibiotic use while still satisfying my patients?
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is developing resistance to the only remaining class of antimicrobials available to treat gonococcal infections, the CDC reports.
Skin and soft tissue infections responded equally well to treatment with linezolid (Zyvox) or a short course of the investigational agent tedizolid.
Antibiotic overuse in patients with new-onset C. difficile suggests disease recurrence risk is potentially avoidable.
Urinalysis and physical exam determine if the infection is complicated or uncomplicated, primary or recurrent and guide treatment strategy.
Mismatch between patients' expectations of and the actual duration of acute cough illness may contribute to antibiotic overuse.
Bedaquiline (Sirturo) has been granted accelerated approval to be used as part of combination therapy to treat adults with MDR-TB.
As more people grill and prepare food outdoors, are you prepared to treat patients who present with acute gastrointestinal illness?