A. baumannii, P. aeruginosa outnumber CRE in US hospitals

Recent data showed that Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — both of which landed the top spots on WHO’s list of “priority pathogens” in critical need of new therapies — were significantly more prevalent among patients hospitalized with [...]

Superbug Outbreak at LA Hospital

'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical scope By ALICIA CHANG Feb. 19, 2015 11:08 PM EST Two people have died and five more have been infected, supposedly due to a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, after [...]

Antibiotic resistance: The last resort

"Health officials are watching in horror as bacteria become resistant to powerful carbapenem antibiotics — one of the last drugs on the shelf." Via: 24 July 2013 Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science, [...]

In Ranking of Superbugs, Klebsiella Takes the Lead

Story by: by Karen Blum, Pharmacy Practice News Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carba- penemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March [...]

Dirty hospital rooms a top concern for Canadians

One-third of respondents to CBC survey say patient room, bathroom not clean This story from the CBC recounts "3,500 submissions to an online survey about patient experiences done by the fifth estate as part of Rate [...]