Hospital superbug CPE: Over the last two years the epidemiological situation worsened

A recently published report from Eurosurveillance (Nov. 12) about carbapenemase producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Europe states: Cases of this germs are showing a sharp rise. About details concerning this study we asked Dr. Thomas Hauer, medical director of the German consulting centre for hygiene in Freiburg. Mr. Hauer, what does carbapenemase producing mean exactly, and are […]

European Antibiotic Awareness Day: This year we focus on prescribing habits!

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is taking place today – November, 18. Aim of this initiative is, to make the people aware of Antibiotic Resistance and its negative effects. With DDr. Reinhild Strauss from the Austrian ministry of health spoke Carola Timmel. The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an initiative of the European Centre […]

Even the best hospitals around the world fall considerably short in their efforts to protect antibiotic effectiveness for patients

A recently in The Lancet Infectious Diseases published study estimates the potential impact of antibiotic resistance on common surgery and cancer procedures. The surgery is painting a grim picture. With Ramanan Laxminarayan, co-author oft he study and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) spoke Carola Timmel. The declining effectiveness of […]

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Antimicrobial resistance: Jim O’Neill calls for new rapid diagnostics

Rapid diagnostic tools are needed to fix antibiotic crisis: This ist the central message of a report recently published (October, 23) by the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by Jim O’Neill. The paper with the title Rapid diagnostics: Stopping unnecessary use of antibiotics is an extensive compendium of valuable suggestions. “To avoid the tragedy of […]