FluGen gets federal backing to study nasal spray H3N2 flu vaccine in older adults … Aspirin linked to 20% reduction in cancer deaths, large review suggests … Vanco-resistant Staph infections triple...
Triple antibiotic resistance occurs in 13 percent of serious UTIs, analysis finds
Feb 12, 2021
Resistance to three or more antibiotics occurs in one in eight patients hospitalized with a severe urinary tract infection, according to a large multicenter analysis of U.S. hospital data.
A third of nursing home UTIs are antibiotic-resistant, study finds
Aug 21, 2020
Nine pathogens accounted for 90% of UTIs reported to the CDC, and 36% of infections were linked to one that was antibiotic resistant, investigators say.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 6
Nov 05, 2019
Single odds-defying case may lead to new Alzheimer’s treatments … Fully digital Alzheimer’s study to track risk factors in 400,000 volunteers … Blood samples may identify those at risk for frailty...
41% of multi-drug resistant infections are acquired when nursing home residents are hospitalized, more...
Sep 25, 2014
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...
C. diff vaccine moves closer to reality with launch of large Phase III trial
May 19, 2014
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...
Researchers discover new way of curing MRSA
Nov 14, 2013
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’...
Sep 17, 2013
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...
Topical estrogen could help senior care providers scale back antibiotics for recurring UTIs, researchers...
Jun 24, 2013
Topical estrogen treatments are an effective replacement for antibiotics in preventing urinary tract infections in older women, recently published research suggests.
Jun 01, 2013
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.