Pill version of IV antibiotic attacks superbug behind stubborn UTIs
Apr 08, 2022
An oral antibiotic up for FDA approval is more than 90% effective in treating complicated urinary tract infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria, researchers say.
Rapid intervention can contain multidrug-resistant candida auris
Sep 07, 2021
Enhanced laboratory surveillance identified Candida auris in postacute care facilities in Orange County, California in 2019
How to respond to growing threat of multi-drug resistant organisms focus of Aug. 24 webinar
Aug 12, 2021
Candida auris. Methicillin/oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci. The growing list of multi-drug resistant organisms is enough to worry any nursing home leader. These...
New cases of antifungal-resistant yeast infections in nursing homes alarm CDC
Jul 26, 2021
For the first time, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has identified U.S. nursing home residents and hospital patients with candida auris yeast infections that resist all first-line antifungal...
Intervention clears short-stay residents’ rooms of multi-drug resistant organisms
Jul 23, 2021
A trial in six Michigan nursing homes that included chlorhexidine bathing significantly reduced the prevalence of drug-resistant organisms in the residents’ rooms when compared with control nursing homes,...
Multi-drug resistance is rising in urinary E coli, analysis reveals
Jun 23, 2021
The task of finding effective first-line antibiotics for common urinary tract infections is becoming more difficult as antimicrobial resistance rises, a new study suggests.
What you should know about disinfectants
May 13, 2021
In the long-term care sector, we have to address patients who may have been through multiple hospital visits and may have been infected with a wide range of multi-drug resistant organisms. Some of them...
Drug-resistant infections found in nearly half of residents with sepsis
May 11, 2021
Nursing home residents hospitalized for sepsis have high rates of multidrug-resistant bloodstream infections, putting them at risk for a host of adverse outcomes — including longer intensive care stays,...
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...
Common soap may be culprit
Sep 01, 2014
Healthcare facilities should avoid “heavily marketed” triclosan soaps, experts advise in updated hand hygiene guidelines.