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Press Releases

February 12, 2019 – Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks

  • CDDEP researchers find that the availability of an effective antibiotic that can treat Staphylococcus aureus infections effectively during a pandemic influenza outbreak is worth over $3 billion

December 17, 2018 – Researchers develop global checklist for hospital antimicrobial stewardship program

  • CDDEP researchers lead development of an evidence-based and globally applicable checklist for antimicrobial stewardship programs

November 21, 2018 – The efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical procedures

  • CDDEP study finds that antibiotics have become less effective at preventing surgical site infections after colorectal surgery

November 16, 2018 – Drug resistant infections associated with higher in-hospital mortality rates in India

  • CDDEP study finds multi- and extensively drug resistant bacterial infections, especially Gram-negative infections, pose a significant risk to patients

October 16, 2018 – Research assesses geographic distribution of new antibiotics following market introduction

  • None of the 25 new antibiotics registered between 1999 and 2015 targeted the most daunting infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria

September 6, 2018 – Good governance, clean water, & sanitation necessary to curb global antibiotic resistance

  • New analysis shows countries with higher corruption and less spending on public health infrastructure have higher rates of antibiotic resistance

August 6, 2018 – Researchers detail variation in costs of child vaccination program in Indian states

  • Accurate and current costs of delivering routine childhood vaccines in India are needed to budget for future growth

May 31, 2018 – Perception that antibiotics are harmless is widespread

  • A study of decision-making about the use of antibiotics in medicine has found that the mistaken belief that antibiotics are harmless is widespread, especially among patients

May 14, 2018 – Treatment for MRSA no longer more costly than for susceptible Staph aureus infections

  • Infections caused by one of the most common drug resistant bacteria in the US, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, are no more expensive to treat than the methicillin-susceptible version of the same bacteria

May 02, 2018 – Mixed progress on drug resistance in A. baumannii infections in children

  • An overall increase from 1999 is balanced by modest improvement since 2008

July 27, 2017 – Serious MRSA-related infections not declining, despite overall MRSA decline

  • CDDEP study shows hospitalizations due to severe MRSA-related infections hospitalizations have not decreased, despite overall falling rate of MRSA-related infections

July 20, 2017 – High prevalence of antibiotic-resistance in Indian poultry farms raises global concerns about farming practices

  • As use of growth-promoting antibiotics in animal farming increases worldwide, new CDDEP study warns of potentially disastrous consequences to human health

June 21, 2017 – Risk perception drives clinician decisions to prescribe antibiotics

  • Researchers at CDDEP, Cornell University, and The George Washington University reveal psychology behind why clinicians prescribe antibiotics that may not be needed

June 6, 2017 – WHO Updates Model List of Essential Medicines

  • CDDEP Expert Participates in Review Panel for Antibacterials

May 11, 2017 – Similar rates of antimicrobial resistance in tertiary care hospitals and community hospitals

  • Increasing antimicrobial resistance trends in both settings indicates continued need to improve infection control and antimicrobial stewardship

April 12, 2017 – South Asia unprepared to address emerging infectious diseases

  • Experts indicate South Asia is unprepared to address emerging, epidemic and spreading endemic pathogens, risking millions of lives and substantial economic potential

March 21, 2017 – New approach estimates tuberculosis burden in India, models transmission dynamics of urban and rural regions

  • Improved estimates of tuberculosis incidence are urgently needed to support effective control programs

Diptheria-Pertussis-Tetanus vaccine participation among Indian children, study identifies major influences

  • Parents’ education and healthcare access affect diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine uptake among children in India


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