In contrast to the treated fabrics, inherently flame resistant
fabrics consist of FR fibers and yarn.
There are often cases in breast cancer where a patient will end up resistant
to a specific drug," Parissenti explains.
A recent outbreak of resistant
urinary-tract infections also was traced to overuse of antibiotics in meat, Mellon says.
With one in five UTIs resistant
to Bactrim, it will be harder for doctors to use it as a frontline drug.
For children, the risk of a raging infection resistant
to first-line drugs is greater than in adults.
Stricter regulations also try to curb the spread of superbugs in hospitals, where most outbreaks of resistant
Moreover, conventional products were up to 460 times more likely to carry resistant
strains than their antibiotic-free counterparts.
And most of the press ignored the fact, brought out at a press conference at ICAAC, that many of the patients found to have resistant
virus started antiretrovirals years ago with inadequate regimens, and added new drugs one at a time as they became available in the 1990s -- conditions that facilitate resistance development.
Without competition from their more susceptible relatives, the numbers of resistant
bacteria grow, increasing the potential for human infections that do not respond to conventional treatment.
The more we use antibiotics--to treat humans and to promote growth in animals on factory farms--the more bacteria become resistant
to those antibiotics.
One study found the prevalence of salmonella typhimurium food poisioning infections resistant
to antibiotics soared from 1 percent in 1979 to 34 percent in 1996.
The facility should also have a policy on drug- resistant
bacteria that details how to deal with colonized or infected residents, including admissions policies, isolation and surveillance.