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New Antibiotic Stewardship Study in the Lancet

August 5, 2021/0/0/

There’s a new study in the Lancet today. The takeaway: Strategies to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing can result in short-term reductions in resistance; however, these strategies alone might be insufficient to prevent the increase in antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic prescribing in health care has been the mainstay of antibiotic stewardship, but this is only one component […]

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Infectious Disease 2019 Year in Review

January 22, 2020/0/0/

2019 saw more measles cases in the US than any year since 2000, the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, a rare virus spike and more.

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MCR Genes: Bacteria’s Secret Weapons

July 29, 2019/0/0/

When infection rages and other antibiotics prove ineffective, healthcare providers may turn to colistin as their weapon of last resort. But disease-causing microbes are rapidly unraveling the secrets of colistin, and the drug may not be an effective fallback for long.  Researchers at Cornell University have found a ninth variation of a gene that confers […]

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Another tick bite, ugh.

June 26, 2019/0/0/

Another tick bite, ugh. My medical response experience has been stellar here in CT, no complaints. But not everyone is so lucky. I’ve been bitten by ticks 4 times in the last two years (I live in New Haven, not far from Lyme, CT, where Lyme disease took its name.) One of them was a […]

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