Tag: "antimicrobials" at medical news
Emerging Pathogens And Safety Of Fresh Produce Key Issues Facing Food IndustryAnd Scientists
...hogens to become resistant to sanitizingagents and antimicrobials
added directly to foods or packaging as well as thebiological strategies microorganisms use to mutate and develop resistance. Finally, acid-resistant pathogens will be discussed, including thosethat are inherently resistant, such as C. cayet...
UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection
...Travis said. "We investigated specifically whether antimicrobials
could killbacteria in the salty conditions caused by cystic fibrosis." The investigators studied how previously identified antimicrobial proteins,including lysozyme and lactoferrin, functioned in test-tube samples of humanairway secretions taken from...
Experts announce global antimicrobial resistance initiative - World preview of the Global White Paper on bacterial resistance in respiratory tract infections - a call for concerted international action
...acrolides**3. This demonstrates that many existing antimicrobials
are becoming increasingly ineffective against even the most common causes of infections. "Resistant bacteria do not recognise national boundaries," reiterated Dr Jack S. Remington, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Stanford University Sc...
Survey identifies drugs most likely to be found in the environment
...depressants, anticonvulsants, anticancer drugs and antimicrobials
are the types of pharmaceuticals most likely to be found at toxicologically significant levels in the environment. Their conclusions are based on a survey of the 200 most sold and prescribed drugs in the United States. Padma Venkatraman, Ph.D., one o...
University of Illinois at Chicago receives $15.7 million grant to stop anthrax
...f new antimicrobials, new potentiators of existing antimicrobials
and direct inhibitors of the anthrax toxin as strategies to combat natural and bioengineered forms of Bacillus anthracis. Johnson said it is technically quite feasible for terrorists to develop new, more potent strains of B. anthracis that could be a...
New drug-resistant strain of salmonella identified
...ca serotype choleraesuis that was resistant to all antimicrobials
commonly used to treat salmonellosis, including ceftriaxone and ciprofloxacin. The bacterium came from a 58-year-old man with sepsis who subsequently died. The drug-resistance was due to changes in the genes of the bacteria, including some in a genet...
Antimicrobials to prevent infection in major surgery are used properly only about half the time
...d information in the article. The effectiveness of antimicrobials
administered shortly before skin incision for prev...es report baseline results of an assessment of use antimicrobials
to prevent SSIs for a national sample of Medicare patients undergoing five types of major surgery du...