CRE

Combatting CRE in long-term care

Combatting CRE in long-term care

While rare among healthy people, certain types of infections are on the rise in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings where up to half of all bloodstream infections caused by this type of bacteria result in death.

Drugs will kill CRE colonies

Drugs will kill CRE colonies

By

Particular antibiotics are effective in eliminating colonies of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in asymptomatic carriers of the deadly bacteria, according to clinical research.

Drug treatment eliminates 'nightmare bacteria' colonies in people, researchers find

By

Particular kinds of antibiotics are effective in eliminating colonies of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in asymptomatic carriers of the deadly bacteria, according to newly published research.

Catching bad bugs

Catching bad bugs

By

New strains of drug-resistant pathogens are targets of more scrutiny among infection control professionals employed in long-term care environments.

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

By

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.

Lethal bacteria hits facilities

By

Providers must act to prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria killing about half of all people who become infected, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said in March.

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

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

By

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.

Lethal bacteria affecting long-term care facilities could spell 'end of antibiotics,' CDC says

Lethal bacteria affecting long-term care facilities could spell 'end of antibiotics,' CDC says

By

A lethal type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise in acute and long-term care facilities, and providers must act to prevent the spread of these germs that kill about half of all people who become infected, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention announced Tuesday.