Researchers at Texas A&M University, CDDEP, and Princeton assessed the feasibility of pooled RT-PCR testing to vastly increase testing for Covid-19.
- Researchers at CDDEP, Sam Houston State University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assessed the effect of routine childhood vaccination on schooling attainment among adults in India.
- In a first, researchers from CDDEP, ETH Zurich, Princeton University, and Université Libre de Bruxelles mapped global trends in antimicrobial resistance rates among food animals in low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2018.
- Researchers at CDDEP, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the University of Pennsylvania, RTI International, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assessed the long-term associations of measles vaccination and child anthropometry, cognition, and schooling outcomes in Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam.
Researchers at CDDEP, the University of California, Riverside and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assessed the long-term associations of the Hib vaccine with anthropometric, cognitive, and schooling outcomes among Indian children.
- Using a stock-market type index, CDDEP researchers find large disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotic therapies worldwide.
- Researchers at CDDEP, working with the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg and Larry Summers, estimate number of deaths averted and years of life gained from a tax increase on tobacco, alcohol, and sugar sweetened beverages.
- CDDEP researchers conducted stakeholder interviews in Uganda, India, and Germany, and literature reviews to identify key access barriers to antibiotics in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. The report makes several recommendations proposing action on antibiotic and diagnostics research and development, strengthening regulatory capacities, encouraging the development and diversification of quality local manufacturing, exploring innovative funding to reduce out-of-pockets payments, raising awareness, and improving clinical treatment guidelines.
- CDDEP and Princeton University researchers demonstrated that a dollar-for-dollar matching subsidy was effective at reducing the number of hospital-acquired infections, in a mathematical modelling study.
- Supplemental nutrition and other health services during the first three years of life led to the completion of 0.1–0.3 more grades of schooling, CDDEP researchers find.
- 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.
- CDDEP researchers lead development of an evidence-based and globally applicable checklist for antimicrobial stewardship programs.
- CDDEP study finds that antibiotics have become less effective at preventing surgical site infections after colorectal surgery.
- CDDEP study finds multi- and extensively drug resistant bacterial infections, especially Gram-negative infections, pose a significant risk to patients.
- None of the 25 new antibiotics registered between 1999 and 2015 targeted the most daunting infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria.
- New analysis shows countries with higher corruption and less spending on public health infrastructure have higher rates of antibiotic resistance.
- Accurate and current costs of delivering routine childhood vaccines in India are needed to budget for future growth.
- 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.
- 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.
- An overall increase from 1999 is balanced by modest improvement since 2008.
- As use of growth-promoting antibiotics in animal farming increases worldwide, new CDDEP study warns of potentially disastrous consequences to human health.
- Researchers at CDDEP, Cornell University, and The George Washington University reveal psychology behind why clinicians prescribe antibiotics that may not be needed.
- CDDEP Expert Participates in Review Panel for Antibacterials.
- Increasing antimicrobial resistance trends in both settings indicates continued need to improve infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.
- Experts indicate South Asia is unprepared to address emerging, epidemic and spreading endemic pathogens, risking millions of lives and substantial economic potential.
- Improved estimates of tuberculosis incidence are urgently needed to support effective control programs.
- Parents’ education and healthcare access affect diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) vaccine uptake among children in India.
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