When investigating the effect tolerance to a single drug has when combination therapy is being used to prevent antibiotic resistance, a team of researchers demonstrated that antimicrobial tolerance can promote resistance.
The US FDA has approved cefiderocol (Fetroja), a siderophore cephalosporin that inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis. Fetroja is the first approved antibiotic that functions as a siderophore.
Researchers have developed nanomeshes as an effective drug-delivery system for antibiotics.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Anti-Candida activity of existing antibiotics and their derivatives when used alone or in combination with antifungals’ as we ask the authors about Candida infections, the potential repurposing of antibiotics and the future of this field.
Research has suggested that prophylactic antibiotics are overprescribed before dental visits, and that taking them could actually increase the likelihood of adverse effects.
In this perspective piece for Future Microbiology the authors argue that there is a lack of innovation to meet the current shortcomings of antibiotic R&D.
Xenleta™ (lefamulin), developed by Nabriva Therapeutics, has been approved by the US FDA for adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, marking the first new antibiotic with a novel mechanism of action to be approved in nearly two decades.
US FDA approves RECARBRIO™ for complicated UTIs and complicated intra-abdominal infections: July’s industry headlines
Take a look at this month’s industry headlines including a US FDA approval for RECARBRIO™, positive results for XOFLUZA in children and new ACIP recommendations.
In this infographic we give you a visual snapshot of the antibiotics introduced for gonorrhea and a timeline of when resistance was first identified, in addition to setting out some of the primary resistance mechanisms.
Could board games be used as an educational tool to help teach and raise awareness around some of the major challenges in infectious diseases? In this interview we speak to Salam Abbara about the game she has helped develop, which aims to help medical students learn and understand antibiotic prescribing.