Search Tag: bacterial resistance

Executive Health Management

New Chip Allows Optimal Antibiotic Selection

2015 31 May

Researchers at the University of Toronto have designed a diagnostic chip that can help reduce testing time for antibiotic resistance from days to one hour. This can enable doctors to select the right antibiotic from the very beginning. The work has been published in the journal Lab on a Chip. Antibiotic resistance is a serious issue. According to Health... Read more

Executive Health Management

The World Needs New Antibiotics

2015 10 May

The problem of antibiotic resistance continues to be a threat to healthcare and yet, investment in the development of new antibiotics remains minimal. More people die from antibiotic-resistant bacteria than from traffic accidents in Europe. Approximately two million people die of tuberculosis every year. The Norwegian government is currently working... Read more

ICU Management

Treating Pneumonia with Antibiotics

2015 03 Apr

According to the results of a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and carried out by researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU), patients with pneumonia can be treated with most common antibiotics which are as effective as the more expensive alternatives. Despite the fact that there are various types of antibiotics... Read more

ICU Management

New Software Predicts Superbugs' Countermoves to New Drugs

2015 05 Jan

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, new drugs are urgently needed, but so are ways to maximise the effective lifespan of these drugs. Researchers at Duke University in the U.S. have developed open-source software that can predict a constantly-evolving infectious bacterium's counter-moves to a new drug before the drug is tested on patients. The... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Widespread Public Misconception About Antibiotics

2014 24 Nov

According to a new survey by Public Health England (PHE), nearly 40 percent of people are unnecessarily taking antibiotics for coughs or runny noses while 90 percent are unaware that drug-resistant bacteria can spread from person to person. These findings were released to mark the European Antibiotics Awareness Day on 18 November. The survey calls attention... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Simulations Show How Bacteria Resist Antiobiotics

2014 21 Oct

Research scientists at the University of Bristol have used computer simulations to show how bacteria destroy antibiotics. This could be a major breakthrough and could help in the development of drugs that can effectively tackle bacterial infections in the future. The research team focused on the role of enzymes in the bacteria and how they split the structure... Read more

ICU Management

Emerging Antiseptic Resistance in ICUs

2014 17 Aug

According to a recent study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, bacteria that cause life-threatening bloodstream infections in critically ill patients may be growing increasingly resistant to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), a common hospital antiseptic. The use of... Read more


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