Categories: Resistance
      Date: Mar 22, 2012
     Title: RESISTANCE IN THE NEWS

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

WHO: Antibiotic overuse so prevalent scraped knee could be deadly. Overuse of antibiotics has become so prevalent that if the trend continues, a normal infection can become deadly, according to statements made by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan. CBS News the full speech on WHO also cited on adnkronos.com (Italian) and Hurriyet Daily News

Combating antimicrobial resistance is a matter of life or death. On 14 -15 March the Danish EU Presidency hosts an international conference in Copenhagen on joint combat against antimicrobial resistance. The Danish Presidency is aiming for the Council to conclude on common EU measures for combating antimicrobial resistance. eu2012.dk

ECDC Director stresses 'one health' approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance problems in humans and animals. To help prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Europe, the Danish EU Presidency invited ECDC to join a European conference held yesterday to "conclude common EU measures for combating antimicrobial resistance". ECDC

The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2010. ECDC

Quarterly Epidemiological Commentaries on MRSA and MSSA bacteraemia and C. difficile infection. HPA

In Vitro Antimicrobial Resistance of Urinary Escherichia coli Isolates among U.S. Outpatients from 2000 to 2010. This study examines in vitro antimicrobial resistance data from Escherichia coli isolates obtained from urine samples of U.S. outpatients between 2000 and 2010 using The Surveillance Network (TSN). AAC

Groups aim to increase antimicrobial stewardship. Infectious-disease specialty groups are teaming up to call for increased use of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saying such efforts can help preserve the effectiveness of anti-infective drugs while reducing medical costs. CIDRAP

Infection prevention groups outline steps needed to preserve antibiotics. Infection preventionists and healthcare epidemiologists play key roles in promoting effective antimicrobial stewardship ... SHEA

Making Health Care Safer. Stopping C. difficile infections. CDC Vital Signs, March 2012. CDC

Aged care homes antibiotic misuse - study. THE inappropriate use of antibiotics could transform Australian residential aged care homes into "a reservoir" of drug-resistant bacteria, researchers say. news.com.au



SWEDISH MEDIA

Behandlande läkare måste anmäla och spåra resistenta tarmbakterier. Den 15 mars införs klinisk anmälningsplikt och smittspårningsplikt vid fynd av tarmbakterier med resistensmekanismen ESBLCARBA. SMI reviewed on Expressen and DN

Den långsamma pandemin sätter samhället på prov. Det upptäcks hela tiden nya bakterier som blivit resistenta mot antibiotika och problemen sprider sig likt en långsam pandemi över världen. SR P1/Vetandets Värld

Otillräcklig kunskap om MRSA. Dialys-, distrikts-, hematologi- och infektionssjuksköterskor har otillräcklig kunskap om multiresistenta bakterier, visar en doktorsavhandling av sjuksköterskan Maria Lindberg vid Uppsala universitet. UNT and the thesis; Uppsala University

Stramadagen 2012: Piska och morot – är viten och bonus bästa sätten att förbättra antibiotikaanvändningen? Välkomna att anmäla er till årets Stramadag som arrangeras av Stramarådet och SMI! SMI and Strama

Antibiotikastatistik fram till februari 2012 visar en oroande ökning. Strama

Smittspridning hotar efter grisimport. När köttföretaget Scan nu importerar finländska smågrisar till Sverige riskeras det svenska djurskyddet – som har hållit svenska köttdjur friska, fria från smitta och utan antibiotika. Uppfödaren Per Karlsson anser dock att importen är enda chansen att kunna erbjuda svenskt fläsk i framtiden. SvD

 

SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

Multidrug-resistant typhoid Fever with neurologic findings on the Malawi-mozambique border. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;54(8):1100-6. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

A large outbreak of typhoid Fever associated with a high rate of intestinal perforation in kasese district, Uganda, 2008-2009. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;54(8):1091-9. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

Typhoid Fever and the challenge of nonmalaria febrile illness in sub-saharan Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;54(8):1107-9. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

Relentless increase of resistance to fluoroquinolones and expanded-spectrum cephalosporins in Escherichia coli: 20 years of surveillance in resource-limited settings from Latin America. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Enhanced gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance in the era of ceftriaxone resistance: a real-time PCR assay for direct detection of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae H041 strain. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Apr;67(4):902-5. Epub 2011 Dec 29.

Emergence of multidrug-resistant NDM-1-producing Gram-negative bacteria in Bangladesh. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Mar 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Economic implications of the dynamic relationship between antibiotic use and hospital-acquired infections. Value Health. 2012 Jan;15(1):87-93. Epub 2011 Nov 6.