Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have reported that the most common origin of bloodstream infections, during a hospital stay, as a consequence of the patient’s own gut.
Researchers from Purdue University have reported that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy using a fluorescent analog of heme, could be an alternative for treating MRSA infections.
Scientists, led by the National University of Singapore and the University of Glasgow, have used the term ‘lateral transduction’ to describe a novel, dangerously-potent mechanism of bacteriophage-induced genetic transduction.
A pioneering treatment, an antibody termed PRN100, is to be given to a patient with sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease for the first time.
Nearly half of prescriptions for antibiotics were written without an infection-related diagnosis, according to a study of 509,534 prescriptions reported at IDWeek today.
Antiretroviral therapy with efavirenz in HIV-positive pregnant women has been reported to increase the risk of neurological conditions in offspring.
During the current opioid crisis, only one-third of youths diagnosed with opioid use disorder were tested for hepatitis C, according to the results of a large national sample presented at IDWeek.
The US FDA has approved Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ antibiotic Nuzyra™ (omadacycline) for the treatments of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
The WHO are amongst those aiding the Government of Zimbabwe to begin an oral cholera vaccination campaign yesterday, in efforts to immunize 1.4 million people living in high-risk regions in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
A Phase III study, TANGO II, has reported that meropenem–vaborbactam monotherapy for CRE infections was associated with improvement in clinical cure rates, lower nephrotoxicity and lower mortality versus best-available therapy.