RESISTANCE IN THE NEWS
18 April 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.
Challenges of drug resistance in the developing world. Analysis by Ramanan Laxminarayan and David L Heymann. BMJ
Resistance to antibiotics is the new climate change. From kindergarten to Grade 3, children in British Columbia and Alberta are being taught what they can do to save the endangered antibiotics of the world. The Globe and Mail
Kampf den Klinik-Keimen. Die Ausbreitung lebensgefährlicher Keime in Kliniken soll mit einer neuen Hygieneverordnung besser bekämpft werden. (Google Translate - The spread lethal germs in hospitals should be more effectively treated with a new hygiene regulations.) HNA.de (German)
FDA takes steps to protect public health. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is taking three steps to protect public health and promote the judicious use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals. FDA also in MedLine Plus the plan reviewed by Keep Antibiotics Working and APUA
Evolutionary Changes in Antimicrobial Resistance of Invasive Neisseria meningitidis Isolates in Belgium from 2000 to 2010: Increasing Prevalence of Penicillin Nonsusceptibility. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Há novas bactérias multiresistentes e agressivas em Portugal. (Google Translate - There are new and aggressive multiresistant bacteria in Portugal.) Sapo.pt (Portuguese)
Cleaning Up C. Diff, Together. Of the long list of contagious infections quality leaders deal with, Clostridium difficile is perhaps the most troublesome. HealthLeaders Media
Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in 4-Million-Year-Old Cave. Deep in the bowels of a pristine New Mexico cave, microbiologists have discovered nearly a hundred types of bacteria that can fight off modern antibiotic drugs. National Geographic also in Los Angeles Times and original research article in PLoS One
Technology to reduce infection. Risky Hospitals: Software will help keep germs at bay. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences trauma centre has launched an indigenously developed electronic system to monitor the spread of infections patients catch in hospitals. Deccan Herald
Resistenta bakterier i avloppen. Antibiotikaresistenta bakterier. Tarmbakterier som är motståndskraftiga mot antibiotika förökar sig i sjukhusens avloppssystem, passerar opåverkade genom reningsverken och sprids i naturen. DN
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