Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy

Deadly pathogen discovered at Ohio long-term care facility could spell trouble elsewhere, researchers warn

Deadly pathogen discovered at Ohio long-term care facility could spell trouble elsewhere, researchers warn

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A type of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa discovered in an Ohio long-term care facility has killed one person and infected six others, according to clinician researchers. A dangerous genetic element of this pathogen might already have been spreading, and "surveillance is urgently needed," the investigators announced.

Too many hospice patients are receiving antibiotics, and for too long, researchers say

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The prevalence and frequency of antibiotic use among hospice patients is high despite little evidence of effectiveness, researchers say.