Search Tag: antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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

ICU Management

Sink traps source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ICU

2018 10 Oct

Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are bacteria or "bugs", and CPE outbreaks are mostly attributed to patient-to-patient transmission via healthcare workers. During a nationwide outbreak of healthcare-associated infections of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, an Israeli hospital traced repeated infections of patients in its intensive... Read more