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WHO: ‘Serious lack’ of antibiotics in development to address resistance

WHO: ‘Serious lack’ of antibiotics in development to address resistance
September 19, 2017

Read the Perspective from Amesh Adalja, MD, FIDSA

In a new report, WHO warned of a “serious lack” of new antibiotics in development to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

The world health agency said that as of May, the antibiotic pipeline included 51 antibiotics and 11 biologicals but few innovative solutions. It said the pipeline is filled with short-term fixes — drugs that are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics.

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Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Asthma, malaria and cholera, among other chronic and acute conditions, are expected to rise in prevalence as a result of climate change, according to a…
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In HBV, high core-related antigen levels predict cirrhosis

September 19, 2017
Elevated hepatitis B virus core-related antigen levels significantly increased the risk for progression to cirrhosis among patients with chronic hepatitis B who are…

Lefamulin effective against bacterial pneumonia in phase 3 trial

September 19, 2017
Lefamulin, a novel antibiotic being developed by Nabriva Therapeutics, was effective in a global phase 3 trial investigating its use in patients with community-acquired…

Six steps for conducting an internal evaluation and management audit

September 19, 2017
Evaluation and management coding patterns are under the microscope. CMS is monitoring evaluation and management code usage by specialty, state and nationally. The…
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Clostridium difficile: Not Just a Hospital Infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

There has been an increase in the number of infections caused by various strains of Clostridium difficile (C
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Patients with HIV who smoke at greater risk for lung cancer mortality

September 18, 2017
Patients with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke are significantly more likely to die from lung cancer…
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