20 Sep 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.



Impact of Specific Antibiotic Therapies on the Prevalence of Human Host Resistant Bacteria. SATURN will study the impact of antibiotic exposure on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with a multidisciplinary approach that bridges microbiological, clinical, epidemiological and pharmacological research.

Väitös: Kampylobakteerien vastustuskyky antibiooteille määritettävä tarkoin. Ripulitautia aiheuttava kampylobakteerin herkkyys antibiooteille on määritettävä tarkasti, jotta potilaiden hoito onnistuu. THL (Finnish)

ECDC Risk assessment on the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) through patient transfer between healthcare facilities, with special emphasis on cross-border transfer. The risk assessment on the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is based on two systematic reviews – on the risk factors for patient colonisation or infection with CPE and on the effectiveness of infection control measures to stop the spread of CPE within healthcare institutions. In addition, a group of ten experts on infectious diseases and control provided their expert opinion on the systematic reviews. ECDC

Sammendrag NORM/NORM-VET 2010. Dette er den ellevte felles rapporten fra Norsk overvåkingssystem for antibiotikaresistens hos mikrober (NORM) og Norsk overvåkingsprogram for antibiotikaresistens i mikrober fra fôr, dyr og næringsmidler (NORM-VET).  Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge (Norwegian)

Temaet for årets hygiejneuge er "Ren fornuft - hygiejne i hverdagen". Igen i år arrangerer Rådet for Bedre Hygiejne en kampagneuge med fokus på sundhed, livskvalitet og gode vaner, der kan forebygge smitsomme sygdomme.  Dette års tema er "Ren fornuft - hygiejne i hverdagen". SSI (Danish)

Genetic sequencing revolutionising the control of healthcare associated infections. Cutting edge genetic sequencing technology holds the key to helping to control the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) according to research presented at the HPA's annual conference, Health Protection 2011, at the University of Warwick today (Tuesday 13 September). HPA and same media Quarterly Epidemiological Commentaries on MRSA bacteraemia and C. difficile infection

NI: Decrease In Numbers Of Healthcare Associated Infections Says Poots. There has been significant improvement in patient safety with the number of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) falling in the last four years. eGovmonitor

Bacteria closes unit at Bridgewater hospital. A section of the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater is closed after ten patients tested positive for antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as MRSA in the last few weeks. cbc news

Antibiotic Resistance: Agencies Have Made Limited Progress Addressing Antibiotic Use in Animals. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives, but antibiotic use in food animals contributes to the emergence of resistant bacteria that may affect humans. GAO-11-801 September 7, 2011. US GAO

Pharmacologists Study First Drug-Resistant Strain Of Pneumonia To Enter Texas. A team of researchers from the University of Houston (UH) and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (SLEH) are working to develop improved screening methods to detect a potentially lethal, drug-resistant superbug that has made its way to Texas. Medical News Today

Flesh-eating bacteria's rise tied to antibiotic cream. After getting a cut, many Americans will reach for a tube of over-the-counter antibiotic cream to ward off infection. But that widespread habit, a new paper suggests, may be contributing to the rise of one of the most concerning strains of drug-resistant bacteria. original article in Emerging Infectious Diseases

Resistance Is Futile. On Christmas Eve 1947, George Orwell was admitted to a Scottish hospital with a case of galloping consumption. Atlantic Magazine

Control bacteriano lo más importante dice ministro Salud panameño. Panamá, 14 sep (PL) El ministro de Salud de Panamá, Franklin Vergara, considera que en la crisis desatada en el Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano de la Caja del Seguro Social (CSS) lo más importante es controlar la bacteria, y es lo que se está haciendo. Prensa Latina (Spanish)

珠海医院签责任状禁医生滥用抗菌药. (Google Translate - Zhuhai hospital doctors signed liability form of abuse of antimicrobial drugs ban) 本报珠海讯 (记者陈治家)昨日,记者从珠海卫生部门获悉,为了有效控制细菌耐药性,促进抗菌药物的合理使用,近日该市医疗机构开展了抗菌药物临床应用合 理使用整治行动。其中,该市妇幼保健院和第二人民医院分别与临床科室签下了“责任状”,承诺在临床中合理使用抗菌药物。对于滥用抗菌药,问题严重的,撤销 科室主任行政职务,情节严重的停止医生处方权。gzdaily ( Chinese)

Colonization with antibiotic-susceptible strains protects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus but not vancomycin-resistant enterococci acquisition: a nested case-control study. Research. Critical Care 2011, 15:R210. Critical Care

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