Antibiotic Resistant

Researchers discover new way of curing MRSA

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Targeting cells known as persisters is a new and highly effective way of eradicating methi­cillin-resis­tant staphy­lo­coccus aureus, according to newly published research.

Antibiotic resistance leads to 23,000 deaths a year, providers must implement best practices: CDC 'landmark' report

Antibiotic resistance leads to 23,000 deaths a year, providers must implement best practices: CDC 'landmark' report

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Nursing homes are on the front lines in the increasingly urgent battle against antibiotic-resistant infections, according to a comprehensive new report that ranks the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. The report identifies four core actions to fight the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Topical estrogen could help senior care providers scale back antibiotics for recurring UTIs, researchers find

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Topical estrogen treatments are an effective replacement for antibiotics in preventing urinary tract infections in older women, recently published research suggests.

Wound warriors

Wound warriors

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Providers keep up the good fight as they close care gaps on multi-drug resistant organism-infected wounds by seeking out the right treatment and product.

Review of antibiotic usage needed in long-term care facilities, expert urges

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Long-term care administrators and directors should have an antibiotic stewardship program that takes the entire facility into account, an infection control expert said Thursday.

Antibiotic-resistant E. coli is on the rise in nursing homes, study shows

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An antibiotic-resistant strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) is on the rise in long-term care facilities, according to a study in the April issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

Congressional leaders call for hearings on deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Congressional leaders call for hearings on deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

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The House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee should hold hearings on deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the rise, according to a March 7 letter from lawmakers.

Experimental drug is helpful against c. diff, animal study finds

An experimental compound, which investigators say could be used as an alternative to antibiotics, has been shown to be effective in fighting Clostridium difficile in laboratory mice.

Copper surfaces lower healthcare-acquired infection rates, study finds

Installing antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospital intensive care unit rooms reduced the risk of acquiring hospital-related infections by more than 40%, according to new research. This finding was the result of a study testing the efficacy of antimicrobial copper in hospital rooms.