Antibiotics are drugs used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.
A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections.
Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40 percent of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic use, according to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology published by Elsevier.
Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide.
This article covers some of the highlights of ECCMID 2019, with insights into some of the companies and products being featured at the event.
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug resistant bacteria, which could lead to highly virulent drug-resistant pathogens being passed on to visitors.
New research presented at this week's 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands, identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change.
For decades, hospitals have worked to get doctors, nurses and others to wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs.
Staying in a hotel or private accommodation is associated with contracting and carrying home drug-resistant bacteria in travelers to low and/or middle-income countries, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April).
Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation has awarded University of Jyväskylä'sAcademy Research Fellow Matti Jalasvuori's research group 255 000 euro grant for investigating the conjugative transfer of anti-antibiotic resistance genetic elements.
Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria.
Arc Bio today revealed the second offering in its Galileo product line: a comprehensive next-generation sequencing test for the monitoring of post-transplant patients.
Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap.
Low-and-middle income countries continue to face a growing burden of morbidity and mortality attributable to the consumption of tobacco, alcohol and of sugar sweetened beverages.
Multi-actor partnership tests natural products and compound libraries for antibacterial activity Discovery efforts will focus on World Health Organization's priority pathogens The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership is partnering with Calibr, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, in particular its location Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, and the University of Queensland's Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery in its efforts to develop and ensure new antibiotics are globally available to all patients who need them.
The risk of surgical site infection following cesarean delivery is higher among Medicaid-insured women when compared to women who were privately insured, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
With the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, there is a growing need for new treatment strategies against life threatening bacterial infections.
Antibiotic resistance is an emerging global public health threat spurred by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
Each year at least 2 million Americans are infected with bacteria that cannot be treated with antibiotics, and at least 23,000 of these people die, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Hundreds of different bacterial species are living inside your mouth. Some are highly abundant, while others are scarce. A few of these oral bacteria are known pathogens. Others are benign, or even beneficial.
The World Health Organization calls depression one of the most serious mental disorders, and researchers around the world are trying to improve treatment of the disease.