Blog Posts : Extending the Cure

30 Apr 2013
Today CDDEP is excited to release a new video on antibiotic resistance: Unstoppable Superbugs: Closer Than We Think? Currently, healthcare-associated infections, about 70 percent of which are resistant to at least one drug, contribute to 99,000 deaths each year in the U.S., and the problem is getting worse. So what can the concerned public do to help? As it turns out, there’s a lot we can do.
7 Apr 2013
A number of Extending the Cure studies have highlighted the changing epidemiology of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA): first, we noted the emergence of community strains (CA-MRSA) and their move into hospitals, where they added to the existing burden of healthcare-associated strains (HA-MRSA).
Posted by Nikolay Braykov
5 Mar 2013
The latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) addresses the emerging threat of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). The MMWR, featuring a contribution from CDDEP researchers, reports on the rising prevalence of CREs in US health care facilities and stresses the need for increased surveillance and “a broader, multi-institutional or regional approach” to prevent and control infections.
28 Feb 2013
The growth of MRSA-related hospitalizations was stagnant between 2005 and 2009; Community-associated infections peak in the summer, likely due to seasonal antibiotic overuse.