14 May 2012
In "Indians popping more antibiotics than ever: Study," reporter Kounteya Sinha unpacks a graphic on carbapenem sales released as part of CDDEP's data visualization series.  The graphic (reproduced below) shows a rapid increase in carbapanem antibiotic sales in India and Pakistan between 2005 and 2010.  These trends are conc
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7 May 2012
The Spring 2012 edition of Emory's Public Health Magazine features an article on Keith Klugman and the first-ever drug resistance index (DRI).  Much like a stock market or consumer price index, the DRI aggregates and weights available data to produce a single measure that can be examined over time - in this case the index represents the burden of resistance in a hospital or geographical area.  Why create this
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4 May 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health. A study in Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease finds a sharp rise in penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in teaching hospitals in China.
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1 May 2012
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), one of New Delhi’s top medical facilities, is now using a Drug Resistance Index (DRI) to summarize trends in the effectiveness of antibiotics prescribed in the hospital. An index for four common infections treated between 2009 and 2011 is featured in SGRH’s April microbiological newsletter (page 7).
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Posted by Nikolay Braykov