16 May 2013
That got your attention.
It isn’t true—or, at least we don’t know if it’s true. Antibiotics probably don’t make you fat.
7 Apr 2013
A number of Extending the Cure studies have highlighted the changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA): first, we noted the emergence of community strains (CA-MRSA) and their move into hospitals, where they added to the existing burden of healthcare-associated strains (HA-MRSA).
4 Apr 2013
India's Ministry of Health is considering a new label for antibiotics and other pharmaceutical products that would warn consumers about the risks of over-the-counter drug use. CDDEP Director Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan appeared on CNN-IBN's morning program to discuss how the unchecked use of carbapenems and other broad-sprectrum drugs in the community is excerbating the growing problem of drug resistance in India.
5 Mar 2013
The latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) addresses the emerging
threat of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). The MMWR,
featuring a contribution from CDDEP researchers, reports on the rising
prevalence of CREs in US health care facilities and stresses the need
for increased surveillance and “a broader, multi-institutional or
regional approach” to prevent and control infections.
28 Feb 2013
The growth of MRSA-related
hospitalizations was stagnant between 2005 and 2009; Community-associated infections
peak in the summer, likely due to seasonal antibiotic overuse.