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.
ASM Microbe: Multi-use of kitchen towels and non-vegetarian diets encourage growth of food poisoning pathogens
A University of Mauritius study has demonstrated that factors such as family size, family diet and usage affect the growth of pathogens, which could cause food poisoning, on kitchen towels.
ECCMID18: Additional precautions by healthcare workers might not prevent the spread of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Using contact precautions in addition the to the basic level of infection control might not limit the spread of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to work presented at ECCMID.
In this editorial the authors discuss the current methods for identifying carbapenemase producers and give a future perspective, highlighting the imemdiate action required to tackle the broader problem of antimicrobial resistance.