The US FDA has issued a safety communication regarding investigational FMT, warning that there is a risk of serious infection caused by the transfer of multidrug-resistant organisms.
The ASPECT-NP study, rationale, results and repercussions – an interview with Igancio Martin-Loeches and Marin Kollef
ECCMID 2019 saw the first presentation of the results from ASPECT-NP, a randomized, multi-center Phase III trial evaluating Merck’s ZERBAXA® (ceftolozane–tazobactam) for the treatment of patients with ventilated nosocomial pneumonia. In light of this we spoke to investigators Marin Kollef and Ignacio Martin-Loeches about the rationale behind this trial, its design and the key findings.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled ‘Could targeting neighboring bacterial populations help to combat bacterial vaginosis?’, as we ask the authors about the challenges in treating bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the future of this field.
Based on the demonstrated potential of laser-induced vapor nanobubbles to treat bacterial biofilm infections, we provide recommendations for future work in order to further mature this new technology into a promising anti-biofilm approach.
Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics after assisted childbirth could prevent almost half of maternal infections and also reduce antibiotic use by infection prevention, according to a new trial.
A peek behind the paper – Shailendra K Saxena on pathogen-associated acute encephalitis syndrome (PA-AES)
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology review, entitled: ‘Pathogen-associated acute encephalitis syndrome: therapeutics and management’, as we ask the authors about the challenges facing this field, the use of complementary and alternative medicine and what research needs to be done.
Phage therapy using genetically engineered bacteriophages has treated a 15-year-old girl who developed a drug-resistant infection following a lung transplant, as outlined in Nature Medicine.
New research has suggested that a combination treatment of gentamicin with azithromycin was almost as effective as the currently used ceftriaxone for treating genital gonorrhea.
Following new research presented at ECCMID, experts are calling for people to not delay seeking medical advice after being exposed to potentially rabid animals overseas.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology review entitled ‘An update on the management of hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus coinfection’, as we ask the authors about their inspiration and the future of this field.