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What’s the latest on drug-resistant bacteria, the impact of sepsis, and the need for better diagnostics? Explore these resources to find out more. 

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A Superbug That Resisted 26 Antibiotics

December 17, 2017

"People keep asking me, how close are we to going off the cliff," says Dr. James Johnson, professor of infectious diseases medicine at the University of Minnesota. The cliffside free fall he is talking about is the day that drug-resistant bacteria will be able to outfox the world's entire arsenal of antibiotics. Common infections would then become untreatable… Read Full Article >

 
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We are Running Out of Effective Antibiotics Fast

August 2, 2017

Each year, superbugs -- viral bacterial infections resistant to common antibiotics -- infect more than two million Americans, killing at least 38,000. As the list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grows, so have the extraordinary efforts to prevent the spread of infection from patient to patient… Read Full Article >

 
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Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations

May 1, 2016

Following 19 months of consultation and eight interim papers, each focusing on a specific aspect of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), this report sets out the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance’s annual recommendations to tackle AMR in a global way, as commissioned by our sponsors, the UK Government and the Wellcome Trust… Read Full Report >

 
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Latest Report from the CDC: Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States

2013

This report, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health. Access Report >

 
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Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?

May 30, 2017

Doctors can save thousands of lives a year if they act promptly to identify sepsis, an often lethal reaction to infection. Sometimes called blood poisoning, sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitals… Read Full Article >

 
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Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria

October 22, 2013

Has the age of antibiotics come to an end? From a young girl thrust onto life support in Arizona to an uncontrollable outbreak at one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals, FRONTLINE investigates the alarming rise of a deadly type of bacteria that our modern antibiotics can’t stop.

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2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 

August 25, 2017

The fourth edition of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016"

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PCAST Releases New Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance

September 18, 2014

Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report, Combating Antibiotic Resistance. The report was released simultaneously with a National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria as well as with a Presidential Executive Order, emphasizing to the Nation the importance of addressing this growing challenge. Read Full Article > 

 
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Superbug: An Epidemic Begins

June 15, 2014

LESS THAN A CENTURY AGO, the age-old evolutionary relationship between humans and microbes was transformed not by a gene, but by an idea. The antibiotic revolution inaugurated the era of modern medicine, trivializing once-deadly infections and paving the way for medical breakthroughs… Read Full Article >

 
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Antibiotic Resistance: The Last Resort

July 24, 2017

Health officials are watching in horror as bacteria become resistant to powerful carbapenem antibiotics — one of the last drugs on the shelf. As a rule, high-ranking public-health officials try to avoid apocalyptic descriptors. So it was worrying  to hear Thomas Frieden and Sally Davies warn of a coming health “nightmare”... Read Article >

 
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How Can we Stop Antibiotic Resistance?

June 18, 2017

The world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era in which common infections will once again kill. If current trends continue, sophisticated interventions, like organ transplantation, joint replacements, cancer chemotherapy, and care of pre-term infants, will become more difficult or even too dangerous to undertake… Read Article >

 
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The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

April 4, 2015

The rapid emergence of resistant bacteria is occurring worldwide, endangering the efficacy of antibiotics, which have transformed medicine and saved millions of lives. Many decades after the first patients were treated with antibiotics, bacterial infections have again become a threat… Read Article >

 
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Tackling Antimicrobial Drug Resistance

May 1, 2015

Delegates at the World Health Assembly endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance - including antibiotic resistance, the most urgent drug resistance trend. Antimicrobial resistance is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, as well as undermining… Read Article >

 
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Researchers Identify Biomarker that Predicts Death in Sepsis Patients

March 8, 2017

Duke scientists have discovered a biomarker of the runaway immune response to infection called sepsis that could improve early diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment to save lives. Sepsis is implicated in half of all hospital deaths and kills… Read Article >