A Dual-Mechanism Antibiotic Kills Gram-Negative Bacteria and Avoids Drug Resistance

A new study identified acompound, SCH-79797, that kills both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria through a unique dual-targeting mechanism of action with undetectably low resistance frequencies. This study found the compound was effective against E. coli to MRSA.

Antibiotic Prescribing Among Patients with Severe Infectious Diseases in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India – A Time Series Analysis Over 10 years

This study analyzed the antibiotic prescribing practices between 2008 and 2017 in a teaching (TH) and a non-teaching (NTH) hospital.  These hospitals were chosen to be representative of hospitals in low- and middle-income countries.  This study compared the antibiotic prescribing for severe infectious indications for which empiric antibiotic treatment is recommended.

Prevalence and Outcomes of Infection Among Patients in Intensive Care Units in 2017

This article documents the findings from a 24-hour point prevalence study conducted at 1150 centers in 88 countries on September 13, 2017. The study found 54% of patients in the ICU had suspected or proven infection; 70% of all patients were receiving at least 1 antibiotic (prophylactic or therapeutic). The hospital mortality was 30% in patients with proven or suspected infection.

CANCELLED- Decennial 2020 (6th International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections)

Held once every ten years, the Decennial Conference reviews the advances of the previous decade and the opportunities and trends for the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control for the future.

Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and the Environment: Five Year Implementation Plan for Wales 2019-2024

This document outlines how Wawles will address the risks of the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment. It discusses best agriculture best practices that align with antimicrobial stewardship.