Search Tag: CRE

ICU Management

Patient registries useful in fight vs. antibiotic-resistant bacteria

2019 09 May

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are bacteria that are resistant to most antibiotics. It is estimated that at least two million people get infected each year with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, resulting in at least 23,000 deaths. Such bacteria can quickly spread across healthcare facilities as doctors and hospital personnel may not realise... Read more

Lab Management

Lab Test IDs Superbugs in Hours

2014 10 Sep

Modifying the protocol for Carba NP, a relatively new test for a dangerous form of antibiotic resistance, researchers from Oregon State Public Health Lab (USA) have succeeded in increasing the test’s specificity to 100 percent, Medical News Today reported. The Carba NP test is used for easy identification of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae... Read more