ASM Microbe

Healio brings you the highlights from ASM Microbe. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ASM Microbe, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Home-based self-sampling vaginal swab preferred by 80% of patients

June 14, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A novel home-based self-sampling vaginal swab for detection of STDs produced the same results as a swab used under the…
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Zerbaxa active against P. aeruginosa in vitro

June 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Zerbaxa is effective in vitro against multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of WHO’s top three pathogens for…
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Fast-Track Cities progress toward UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goal

June 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Cities throughout the world have been making progress toward treatment targets set for 2020, but officials must not become…
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‘Ultra-sensitive’ C. difficile assay shows promise in pilot studies

June 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A new “ultra-sensitive” Clostridium difficile toxin A and B assay developed by Singulex showed “excellent…
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Lefamulin effective in vitro against CABP, other respiratory infections

June 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Lefamulin, an investigational drug now in phase 3 trials, is effective in vitro against bacterial pneumonia and other respiratory…
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Cefiderocol active against gram-negative drug-resistant pathogens

June 9, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A late-stage investigational drug penetrates a variety of gram-negative pathogens and could be a valuable new weapon against…
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria abundant in produce

June 8, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — According to the CDC, at least two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year in the United States…
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Plazomicin associated with reduced mortality, serious complications among CRE patients

June 7, 2017
NEW ORLEANS —Plazomicin was associated with lower all-cause mortality, fewer drug-related adverse events and a favorable safety profile…
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Infection control drives down MRSA rate in US

June 7, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Infection control helped drive down the MRSA rate in the United States between 2009 and 2015, according to a researcher who…
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Assay reliably detects Zika RNA in semen

June 6, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — An assay used to detect Zika virus in urine reliably detected it in semen as well, according to researchers. The accuracy of the…

Meeting Calendar

ASM Microbe

June 7, 2018 - June 11, 2018

  • Location: Atlanta, Ga.
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