Precision medicine is an approach to patient care that aims for the right intervention, in the right patient, at the right time – but what impact could this have on the treatment of infectious diseases? We asked Mathias Pletz about this approach to treatment, the research he’s directing at his institute and what the challenges are in this field.
The WHO has declared that the COVID-19 outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic as new cases are reported globally, including a huge spike in cases in South Korea, Italy and Iran and over 100 other countries reporting cases.
In this interview we speak to Keith Kaye, from the University of Michigan (MI, USA) about the RESTORE-IMI 2 study, its results and why ICU patients represent an unmet need.
In this interview we speak to Michael Bachman (University of Michigan MI, USA) about his research on the factors involved in Klebsiella colonization and infection, and whether these could be used to stratify high-risk patients in the future.
New research shows that hydrogen peroxide released by Streptococcus pneumoniae inhibits key components of the innate immune system. This contributes to the successful pathogen colonization of the host and causes pneumonia.
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A global genomic survey of Streptococcus pneumoniae has identified 621 strains across 50 countries and has highlighted how the bacteria can evolve in response to vaccination.
To round up 2018, we asked our Expert panel to choose their top papers from across the year. Here, you can discover the articles they selected and read about and the reasons why!
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.
Merck’s antibiotic ZERBAXA® (ceftolozane and tazobactam) has met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority compared with meropenem in a Phase III trial of patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.