Categories: Resistance
      Date: May  3, 2010
     Title: 3 MAY 2010 UPDATE

Resistance in the News is an arbitrary selection of articles with relevance to antibiotic resistance and antibiotic use that have come to our attention lately. The articles have been published in various internet media and on-line scientific journals. The list is by no means complete and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the ReAct network.

 

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands. The campaign. Save Lives: Clean Your Hands is a global campaign to improve hand hygiene among health-care workers. It advocates the need to improve hand hygiene practices of health-care workers to help reduce the spread of potentially life-threatening infections in health-care facilities. WHO

EFSA reports on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria over 2004-2007. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a report which says that resistance to antimicrobials is found among the most common zoonotic bacteria originating from animals and food in the EU, such as Salmonella and Campylobacter. EFSA

WHO warns of danger of untreatable gonorrhoea. The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that gonorrhoea may soon become untreatable unless urgent measures are taken to prevent and treat the sexually transmitted infection. WHO W Pacific reflected in Bloomberg.com

Prævalens af ESBL-producerende bakterier. Enterobakterier som Escherichia coli og Klebsiella pneumoniae, der producerer Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamaser (ESBL), er resistente over for ampicillin, cefuroxim, cefotaxim, ceftazidim og ceftriaxon. (danish) EPI-NYT

Antibiotikaresistenz: Nachweis von OXA-48-Carbapenemasen in Klebsiella-pneumoniae-Isolaten aus Süddeutschland. Beitrag aus dem Nationalen Referenzzentrum (NRZ) für gramnegative Krankenhauserreger im Epidemiologischen Bulletin 14/2010 über die zunehmende Häufigkeit von Carbapenem-Resistenzen bei Klebsiella (K.) pneumoniae oder anderen Enterobacteriaceae. Den Bericht ergänzen Hinweise zur Durchführung der Diagnostik. (german) Robert Koch Institut

Sanitisers 'encourage growth' of superbugs. Sanitisers used in the food industry to eliminate bacteria on preparation surfaces and equipment may be contributing to the growth of superbugs such as MRSA, a conference in Dublin was told yesterday, writes Eilish O'Regan. Independent

From the President: Working with our Federal Partners to Address Antibiotic Resistance. IDSA supports a broad strategic framework to address antibiotic resistance -- one that encompasses drug development, surveillance, prevention and control, research, appropriate antibiotic use in food animals, and effective antimicrobial stewardship programs for human patients. IDSA News

Antibiotic Resistance Growing as US Health Risk. Illnesses and infections once considered safely eradicated could soon make a dangerous comeback if Americans continue to misuse antibiotic drugs. AOL News

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Typhoid, South Africa. Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, the causal pathogen for typhoid, is a major public health hazard in many parts of the world, with an estimated 21.6 million cases of typhoid and 217,000 deaths occurring each year. CDC EID

Alarma en Brasil: mueren 19 recién nacidos en una maternidad de Alagoas. El presidente del sindicato de médicos apunta a la falta de profesionales como la causa de las muertes. (spanish) El País also in (portuguese) Folha Online



SWEDISH MEDIA

Kvartalsrapporter. Här finns sammanställningar av antibiotikaförsäljningen i Sverige. Bilderna uppdateras fyra gånger om året. För kommentarer står Stramas analysgrupp för antibiotikastatistik. Strama

Dags för en satsning på klinisk behandlingsforskning. Bristen på utveckling av antibiotika med nya verkningsmekanismer mot resistenta ­bakterier är oroande, skriver professorerna Otto Cars och Lars L Gustafsson. Dagens Medicin

Hem sex timmar efter förlossning. Till hösten kommer kvinnor som har fött barn utan komplikationer vid Akademiska sjukhuset i Uppsala att få åka hem redan sex timmar efter förlossningen. Syftet sägs vara att minska risken för smitta med multiresistenta bakterier - någonting som främst har varit ett problem på några av landets avdelningar där för tidigt födda barn vårdas. Upsala Nya Tidning and in Expressen

Allt fler resistenta mot antibiotika. Antibiotikaresistensen ökar - även hos djur. Länsstyrelsen i Västra Götaland försöker vända trenden. Göteborgsposten

Strama-nytt februari-mars. Strama



SCIENTIFC JOURNALS

Typhoid in Kenya is associated with a dominant multidrug resistant Salmonella Typhi haplotype that is also widespread in South East Asia. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Apr 14.

Burden of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in a densely populated urban community, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Int J Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 15.

Septicaemia in a population-based HIV clinical cohort in rural Uganda, 1996-2007: incidence, aetiology, antimicrobial drug resistance and impact of antiretroviral therapy. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Apr 9.

WHO guidelines for antimicrobial treatment in children admitted to hospital in an area of intense Plasmodium falciparum transmission: prospective study. BMJ. 2010 Mar 30;340:c1350. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1350.

Resource use and costs of treating acute cough/lower respiratory tract infections in 13 European countries: results and challenges. Eur J Health Econ. 2010 Apr 3.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage and risk factors for skin infections, Southwestern Alaska, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 May;16(5):797-803.