The results of the MERINO trial have been reported at ECCMID, revealing the combination treatment piperacillin-tazobactam is significantly less effective than meropenem in treating some bloodstream infections.
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New research has identified growth-restoring mutations in ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhoea strains, providing insight into this bacteria’s evolution and raising concerns over the spread of this ‘superbug’.
A new study has identified seven core elements they believe to be fundamental to effective antimicrobial stewardship programs across both high- and low-income settings.
Horizontal gene transfer plagues the control of multi-drug resistant infections, but how exactly are genes transferred and can we stop them? In a recent Cell paper, Rubio-Cosials and colleagues detail the biochemical events leading up to the transfer of transposons carrying antibiotic resistance genes.
In this interview, take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology article investigating the collective resistance of different bacterial genotype populations, with authors, Shilian Xu, Jiaru Yang, Chong Yin and Xiaohua Zhao.
We recently spoke about the ins and outs of funding and financing for antimicrobials with John Rex, who shares his thoughts on the issues underlying antibiotic development, the recent DRIVE-AB report, and where we might be 10 years in the future.
In the most comprehensive study of global trends to-date, it has been reported that the global consumption of antibiotics has significantly risen, with the largest increases in low- and middle-income countries.
We look at some of the highlights of our Twitter chat (#TalkTB), where we questioned Madhukar Pai, Nandita Venkatesan and Jacob Creswell about all things tuberculosis – from diagnosis to social stigma.
Antibiotic Research UK has raised concerns about staff shortages and over-occupancy in UK hospitals, stating this may be increasing the transmission of infections and putting patients in danger.
Recent research by Public Health England estimates that over 20% of all antibiotic prescriptions written in England primary care centers could be avoided.