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Study: Trends in antibiotic resistance at large private lab network in India, 2008-2014

Watch this 2-minute vlog for a window into patterns of antibiotic resistance among bloodstream infections in India. 

The summarized study was published on August 26 in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Based on more than 18,000 bacterial isolates collected by a large private diagnostic laboratory network from 2008 through 2014, CDDEP and SRL researchers found high and increasing antibiotic resistance rates among both Gram-negative and Gram-positive organisms. The findings underscore the urgent need for effective antibiotic stewardship programs and the development of new antibiotics, particularly for Gram-negative infections.