RESISTANCE IN THE NEWS

31 May 2011

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 invarious 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

Australian scientists lobby for antimicrobial oversight body. Australian microbiologists say that all antibiotic use, human and veterinary, should be coordinated by a new supranational body to deal with growing resistance. Tony Kirby reports. The Lancet. Initiated on Antimicrobial Resistance Summit in Australia earlier this year, where ReAct´s Otto Cars was one of the invited experts.

Use of benchmarking and public reporting for infection control in four high-income countries. Benchmarking of surveillance data for health-care-associated infection (HCAI) has been used for more than three decades to inform prevention strategies and improve patients' safety. The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Cystic Fibrosis-Associated Bacteria Could Help Fight Back Against Antibiotic Resistance. A bacteria which infects people with cystic fibrosis could help combat other antibiotic-resistant microbes, according to a team from Cardiff and Warwick Universities. Science Daily

Call for isolation rooms to minimise MRSA. More isolation rooms to minimise the spread of MRSA infections within intensive care units (ICU) in hospitals, have been recommended in a report published by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. Irish Times same subject in Irish Examiner

Πανευρωπαϊκή πρωτιά της Ελλάδας στην υπερκατανάλωση αντιβιοτικών: ως και το 15% των αντιβιοτικών πωλούνται χωρίς συνταγή. (Google Translate - Pan first Greek to overuse of antibiotics: up to 15% of antibiotics are sold without prescription) Απάντηση της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στον Ευρωβουλευτή της ΝΔ Καθ. Ι. Α. Τσουκαλά. ana-mpa.gr (Greek)

F.D.A. Approves Drug to Treat Hospital Scourge. As a young infectious disease researcher in 1971, Dr. Sherwood L. Gorbach received an urgent call for help from a drug company. Some patients treated with the company’s antibiotic in New Zealand had developed severe cases of diarrhea and bowel inflammation, and some had died. The New York Times

Hospitals Face New Pressure To Cut Infection Rates. What's worse: Losing face or losing money? Under laws in more than two dozen states and new Medicare rules that went into effect earlier this year, hospitals are required to report infections — risking their reputations as sterile sanctuaries — or pay a penalty. That's left hospital administrators weighing the cost of 'fessing up against the cost of fines. npr

 

SWEDISH MEDIA

Diagnoskoder gör det lättare att mäta konsekvenserna av antibiotikaresistens. Socialstyrelsen har reviderat diagnoskoder för vissa typer av antibiotikaresistens: MRSA (Meticillnresistenta Stafylokockus aureus), ESBL (Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase) och VRE (vancomycinresistenta enterokocker). EPI-aktuellt vol 10, Smittskyddsinstitutet

Nationella riktlinjer för vuxentandvård. Nationella riktlinjer för vuxentandvård 2011 innehåller rekommendationer inom områdena patientundervisning, karies, parodontit, endodonti, bettfysiologi, ortodonti samt protetik. Socialstyrelsen and a summarizing article in Vetenskap & Klinik

Nya antibiotika kräver en ny modell för samarbete. Världen behöver nya antibiotika. För läkemedelsföretagen är de ekonomiska riskerna med antibiotika större än för andra läkemedel. Universiteten har dragit ned på ­forskningen, skriver Anders Hallberg och Otto Cars, Uppsala universitet. Dagens Industri

Frustrerande pillerthriller. I mars 1942 räddas 33-åriga Anne Shea Miller i New Haven i USA från att dö i den blodförgiftning hon drabbats av efter ett missfall. Hon är en av de första i världen som behandlas med antibiotika, ett mirakulöst medicinskt genombrott. Expressen

Skriftlig fråga 2010/11:561 till miljöminister Andreas Carlgren (C). För drygt ett år sedan sattes den första genmanipulerade potatisen i svensk jord. Potatisen Amflora har modifierats för att producera stärkelse till bl.a. pappersindustrin. Man har även tillsatt en antibiotikaresistens i potatisen ... Avser miljöministern följa försiktighetsprincipen och därmed verka för ett stopp för ytterligare odling av GMO-potatisen Amflora? Riksdagen reflected in NSD

 


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