Tag Archives: Antibiotic Resistance

European Antibiotic Awareness Day (PHE / BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)

Summary European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2014 is planned for November 18th 2014. Public Health England (PHE) is attempting to encourage restraint in the overprescribing and overuse of antibiotics. There is a potential public health crisis as existing antimicrobials become … Continue reading

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The Longitude Prize 2014 (BBC 2 Horizon / BBC News)

Summary Celebrating BBC2’s 50th anniversary, the BBC 2 TV Horizon programme has invited the public to vote on scientific innovations which might help to tackle the greatest challenges facing mankind today. One of the topics eligible for consideration is helping … Continue reading

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Growing Concern Over New Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Infections: Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (BBC News)

Summary There is rising concern about the drug-resistant superbug called Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), which is reported to have caused sixteen deaths in Manchester during the past four years. KPC causes urinary tract infections and pneumonia in patients with suppressed … Continue reading

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Sepsis: Lives Could be Saved (BBC News / Health Service Ombudsman / UK Sepsis Trust / ICUsteps)

Summary A Health Service Ombudsman report indicates avoidable mortality in patients with sepsis, having found significant failings in treatment of the condition. Sepsis is caused by the body’s immune system overreacting to infection. It is more common in elderly people, and can be an extremely … Continue reading

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