com/research/crnqlx/antibiotic) has announced the addition of the "Antibiotic Renaissance: Technology and Market Advances in the War against Drug-resistant
Bacteria" report to their offering.
A new test can quickly diagnose drug-resistant
urinary tract infections, potentially reducing delays in treating thousands of UTIs per year.
Around a fifth of infections during the first few days in hospital were caused by multi drug-resistant
ISLAMABAD -- The two forms are multi-drug-resistant
tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant
Andreas Widmer, MD, lead author of the study, said that the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria has been associated with the hospital setting, but these findings suggest that transmission of drug-resistant
The agency on Wednesday also noted a rise in drug-resistant
strains, which require more toxic and expensive drugs.
Each year in the United States, more than 2 million people contract drug-resistant
infections and 23,000 die, primarily in a hospital setting.
The average cost of treating a patient with TB in Cyprus is just over 10,000 euros but this rises with the more drug-resistant
strains to nearly 60,000 euros and even as much as 170,000 euros, according to new EU research.
Vitamin C has been found to kill drug-resistant
forms of tuberculosis, meaning existing drugs can be redesigned to combat the disease.
A multi-country study has found alarming levels of extensively drug-resistant
tuberculosis around the globe.
A dozen cases in India hardly constitute an apocalyptic pandemic out of some science fiction novel, but reports of totally drug-resistant
tuberculosis (TDR-TB) have raised the eyebrows of civic leaders and health underwriters around the world.
According to Hans Kluge, a special representative on drug-resistant
tuberculosis in the WHO'S European region, "This problem is a man-made phenomenon resulting from inadequate treatment or poor airborne infection control.