But in today's era of antibiotic resistance, the infection now requires more ammunition to be defeated. ... Howden said. The two big predictors of failure of eradication are poor adherence to treatment regimens and antibiotic resistance (particularly
But the replacement antibiotic may be suboptimal and will probably be more expensive, Dr. ... Kelso said. This practice also promotes antibiotic resistance and may lead to more side effects, such as Clostridium difficile infection.
Although some such tracking data are available, shortcomings in surveillance are another challenge in fighting antibiotic resistance. ... Drug resistance is responsible for at least 23,000 deaths in the U.S.
ACP joins effort to combat antibiotic resistance. The Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is led by the U.S. ... Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC and calls on medical organizations, governments, and private industry to commit to
Limaye. “What's changing in 2008, and over the past several years, has been that the resistance in uropathogens is increasing,” he said. ... There's obvious concern about antibiotic resistance being a reason to limit antibiotics to people who really
Physicians must take steps to reduce antibiotic resistance by being more careful with how they prescribe, noted Louis Rice, FACP, chief of medical services at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, ... Bacteriotherapy's other benefits include the fact
This issue also includes stories on antibiotic stewardship and point-of-care ultrasound, as well as conference coverage from the American Public Health Association and CHEST. ... now die of antibiotic resistance or Clostridioides difficile infection each