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For every 100 hospitalised pediatric patients across India who may need a common antibiotic called ampicillin to fight infections, chances are it won’t help 95 of them. In 75% of hospitalised children, especially those younger than one month old, another common antibiotic, gentamycin, may not work.
The reason, according a recent study by pediatricians of Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai, is that antibiotic resistance has risen to alarming levels among India’s youngest.
EDMONDS, Wash. — A local family celebrating after getting a clean bill of health for their 4-year old son. He battled a rare congenital defect and a life threatening infection. They came across a KOMO News story on a treatment called phage therapy and say phage made all the difference.
(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far more common in Houston than anyone knew and shows signs it can spread prolifically, researchers reported Tuesday.
The biggest global threat to human health is not found in pollution, war, or food shortages, but instead is caused by one of the most commonly used medications in the world- antibiotics.
As Human Phage Therapy Day (April 27) approaches, a collaborative team of researchers led by investigators at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine is preparing to present data about the successful treatment of a patient near death from a multidrug-resistant bacterium using an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages. The scientists and clinicians will present their findings today—at the Centennial Celebration of Bacteriophage Research at the Institute Pasteur in Paris—in a talk entitled “Intravenous Application of Phage Therapy to Treat a Terminally Ill Patient Who Was Infected with Multi Drug Resistant A. baumannii.”
The FINANCIAL — Scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have shown that phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibitotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections.
- WHO has published a list of antibiotic-resistant ‘priority pathogens’- a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria
- Most of these 12 superbugs have presence in India
- Rampant use of antibiotics said to be responsible for bacteria becoming resistant