29 March 2012

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.


Poor hospital cleaning revealed as major problem. The health of hospitalized Canadians and their visitors is being seriously put at risk by hospitals that have cut corners in cleaning budgets to save money, a Marketplace investigation has revealed. CBC News

Most Sinus Infections Don't Require Antibiotics. IDSA Releases First Rhinosinusitis Guidelines, Helps Doctors Distinguish Between Bacterial and Viral Cause. IDSA

Federal Infection Disclosure Mandates Urged. Surgical site infection rates within the nation's hospitals are largely a secret, with public reporting required by only eight states, says a new Johns Hopkins University report, which calls for federal disclosure mandates so problem hospitals are better motivated to reduce preventable harm. HealthLeaders Media

Infeksjon hos gravide kan gi økt risiko for epilepsi hos barnet. En studie Folkehelseinstituttet har vært med på antyder økt fare for epilepsi hos barnet dersom mor brukte antibiotika eller var sykehusinnlagt for infeksjon under svangerskapet. folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian)

Fighting infection: UW Hospital asking all visitors to ICU to wear gowns and gloves. Doctors, nurses and visitors at UW Hospital's main intensive care unit are putting on gowns and gloves when seeing all patients, in a national study of whether the precautions curb infection rates. Wisconsin State Journal

Jaarlijks verschijnt een rapport (NethMap) waarin de gegevens van lopende surveillance van antibioticagebruik en resistentieontwikkeling in Nederland gepresenteerd worden. Stichting Werkgroep Antibioticabeleid (SWAB (Dutch)

Court orders FDA action on antibiotic use on farms. A federal court judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to take action on its own 35-year-old rule that would stop farmers from mixing popular antibiotics into animal feed, a practice which is widely believed to have led to a surge in dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. AP

Antibiotic Resistance Could Bring ‘End of Modern Medicine’. As bacteria evolve to evade antibiotics, common infections could become deadly, according to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization. ABC news blog

【 東方互動 專訊】 復活節旅遊旺季將至,港人往內地或海外旅遊需分外注意個人衞生,提防感染「末日惡菌」返港。(Google Translate - The [ Oriental Interactive Bulletin] Easter travel season approaching, the Hong Kong people travel to the Mainland or overseas need to particularly pay attention to personal hygiene to guard against "doomsday bad bacteria infection back to Hong Kong.) (Chinese)



Behandlingsrekommendationer ger stöd vid förskrivning av antibiotika. När allmänläkare i öppenvården ska skriva ut antibiotikarecept har de stöd av nationella behandlingsrekommendationer. Samtidigt finns det en efterfrågan på fortbildning i antibiotika- och resistensfrågor hos en majoritet av de tillfrågade läkarna. Det visar en intervjuundersökning som Smittskyddsinstitutet (SMI) har låtit göra. SMI

Patienter med divertikulit får antibiotika – i onödan. Har ingen effekt enligt ny avhandling. Tusentals patienter i Sverige med divertikulit, akut inflammation i tarmfickan på tjocktarmen, får antibiotika helt i onödan. Aftonbladet

Fler kan läsa nyttig webbplats om antibiotika. Nu finns en ny version ute av webbplatsen som gör det ännu lättare att komma åt och ta del av materialet på webbplatsen. SKL

Miljonanslag till resistensforskning. Björn Olsen, professor i infektionssjukdomar vid Uppsala universitet, har tilldelats tre miljoner kronor i forskningsanslag. UNT

Svenskt smittskydd hotas av EU. Sverige kan komma att tvingas ta bort sitt skydd mot import av djur med multiresistenta bakterier och en rad sjukdomar. Detta på grund av förnyade krav från EU-kommissionen. ATL



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