Antibiotic-Resistant

41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, more attention needed, researchers find

41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, more attention needed, researchers find

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A significant proportion of multi-drug resistant infections in nursing homes originate in acute care hospitals, indicating that greater coordination between settings is needed, according to recently published findings.

C. diff vaccine moves closer to reality with launch of large Phase III trial

C. diff vaccine moves closer to reality with launch of large Phase III trial

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A potential Clostridium difficile vaccine performed well in initial tests and now has moved into a large Phase III trial, researchers announced today. The news from developer Sanofi Pasteur raises hopes that the antibiotic-resistant infection can be prevented in long-term care facilities and other settings where it has become a deadly scourge.