RESISTANCE IN THE NEWS
17 Aug 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 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.
Antibacterial Drugs and the Risk of Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Children. Published online August 1 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and in MedLine Plus also observed by Reuters and Chicago Tribune
Winterswijk: niet meer patiënten met MRSA. Er zijn tot nu toe geen verdere besmettingen met de MRSA-bacterie gevonden in het Streekziekenhuis Koningin Beatrix (SKB) in Winterswijk. de Gelderlander (Dutch)
Rapid Review Panel reports archive. The review of products by the Rapid Review Panel (the Panel) is undertaken with the specific intent of assessing potential to reduce healthcare associated infections. HPA
Wash your hands or lose your parking spot, doctors warned. Junior doctors at one of Dublin’s busiest hospitals have been told they will be stripped of their free car-parking privileges if they fail to attend training sessions on hand hygiene. Irish Examiner
Poultry Farms That Go Organic Have Significantly Fewer Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Antibiotic use in conventional animal food production in the United States has created public health concern because it has been shown to contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can potentially spread to humans. Medical News Today
More Children Hospitalized With Skin Infections. Severe skin infections that resist antibiotics have become one of the most common reasons children are hospitalized, new data show. The New York Times original report in Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
"İshal tedavisi için doktor tavsiyesi olmadan antibiyotik kullanmayın. Sağlık Bakanlığı Refik Saydam Hıfzıssıhha Merkezi Başkanı Mustafa Ertek, yaz aylarında artış gösteren ishal vakaları ile ilgili uyarılarda bulundu. StarGündem (Turkish)
Policy to ban open sale of 90 drugs on cards. Drug resistance due to irrational use of antibiotics will increase in the future, director of Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Dr Thomas R Frieden has warned. The Times of India
"Prescribe antibiotics judiciously". The medical fraternity in the city was called upon to prescribe antibiotics judiciously and avert needless medical investigations, at the continuing medical education programme arranged by Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The Hindu
Mindre antibiotika bland äldreboenden i Västra Götaland. I en punktprevalensundersökning av 16 089 vårdtagare i Västra Götalands särskilda äldreboenden behandlades 4,2 procent med antibiotika 2009 jämfört med 5,3 procent 2004. Läkartidningen
Mottagning i Stockholm förlorar sitt tillstånd. Efter anmälningar till landstinget om allvarliga brister förlorar Telefonplans husläkarmottagning i södra Stockholm sitt tillstånd, rapporterar Radio Stockholm. SvD also in DN
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with a novel mecA homologue in human and bovine populations in the UK and Denmark: a descriptive study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;11(8):595-603.
Colistin-Resistant, Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC)-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Belonging to the International Epidemic Clone ST258. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;53(4):373-6.
Selection of resistant bacteria at very low antibiotic concentrations. PLoS Pathog. 2011 Jul;7(7):e1002158. Epub 2011 Jul 21.
Multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant and pandrug-resistant bacteria: an international expert proposal for interim standard definitions for acquired resistance. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Efficacy of an infection control programme in reducing nosocomial bloodstream infections in a Senegalese neonatal unit. J Hosp Infect. 2011 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Ecology and evolution as targets: the need for novel eco-evo drugs and strategies to fight antibiotic resistance. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Aug;55(8):3649-60. Epub 2011 May 16.