Search Tag: Drug Resistance

ICU Management

Cost of Nosocomial Infections in the ICU

2015 13 Feb

Infections due to multidrug resistant gram negative bacilli (RGNB) in critically ill patients have been reported to be associated with increased morbidity and healthcare costs. A recent study conducted by researchers in Singapore has highlighted the heavy economic burden of RGNB infections to both the patient and hospital. "Nosocomial acquired RGNB... 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

Executive Health Management

Chemists Uncover New Class of Antibiotics

2014 12 Mar

According to research findings described in an article entitled "Discovery of a New Class of Non-beta-lactam Inhibitors of Penicillin-Binding Proteins with Gram-Positive Antibacterial Activity", and published in the the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a team of University of Notre Dame researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics... Read more

ICU Management

Breaking Up The Superbugs’ Party

2013 14 Aug

The fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs has taken a step forward thanks to a new discovery by scientists at The University of Nottingham. A multi-disciplinary research team at the University’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences has uncovered a new way of inhibiting the toxicity and virulence of the notorious superbug, Pseudomonas aeruginosa... Read more

Executive Health Management

Use of Rapid Molecular Assays for Diagnosing Tuberculosis and Detecting Drug Resistance

2013 10 Jul

The use of rapid molecular assays has diagnostic value in tuberculosis (TB) identification and detection of drug resistance, although there is not enough evidence to recommend these tools in all populations and situations and they should not replace standard diagnostic methods. The conclusion is part of an expert opinion prepared by the European Reference... Read more