Changes in both antibiotic concentration and nutrient availability can push populations beyond a tipping point, creating irreversible shifts in community composition to drug-resistance.
Browsing: Resistance Screening
Researchers have discovered a high prevalence of colistin-resistant E. coli in the Vietnamese town of Nguyen Xa, according to research presented at ASM Microbe.
The largest genetic study of malaria parasites in Southeast Asia has revealed that resistance to the most powerful antimalarial drugs has been spreading unreported for years in Cambodia.
The WHO has released its first surveillance data on antibiotic resistance, revealing that it is widespread across both low-income and high-income countries.
Comparison of Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute standards in antimicrobial susceptibility among the carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae
In this article, carbapenem antimicrobial susceptibility testing profiles were determined in a population of Klebsiella pneumoniae, and their resistance assessed based on previous and current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute criteria.
Evolving trends of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Arabian Gulf region indicates increasing dominance of community-acquired MRSA lineages, wide clonal diversity and the emergence of rare /pandemic strains.
Epidemiology and antifungal susceptibilities of yeast isolates causing invasive infections across urban Beijing, China
This research article from Future Microbiology investigates the species distribution and antifungal susceptibility profiles of yeast isolates causing invasive infections across Beijing.
Researchers have uncovered novel bacterial genes conferring B1 metallo-β-lactamases, and therefore resistance to last-resort antibiotics the carbapenems.
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.
In this column author, Julie Kaiser, explores two recent studies that have highlighted how prior antibiotic exposure can influence the later occurrence of resistance to other antibiotics in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.