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Category list : Bacterial infections

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  • Destruction of a virus

    Putting the rise of STIs in England into context Subscription

    9 OCT 2017 17:09 By Laura Waters
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    Laura Waters explains the rise of STIs in the UK, the possible reasons behind it and possible solutions, and considers the challenges posed by the current economic climate.

  • Urine in test tube

    New test determines antibiotic susceptibility in less than 30 minutes Subscription

    5 OCT 2017 13:40

    A diagnostic test for urinary tract infections, that affect 100 million women annually, could be valuable in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

  • Bull's eye rash Lyme disease

    NICE publishes draft guidance on Lyme disease

    26 SEP 2017 17:36

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidelines on how to spot and treat Lyme disease.

  • Research on antimicrobial resistance

    AMR and diagnostics: pointing the way to better infection control Subscription

    22 SEP 2017 15:40 By Suzanne Elvidge

    Antimicrobial resistance — the ability of previously sensitive microorganisms to resist the effects of an antimicrobial agent — is a growing problem. The World Health Organization has warned that we could be moving into a post-antibiotic era where even minor injuries could lead to life-threatening infections, consequently putting an end to complex surgery and returning us to an era where childbirth is high-risk.

  • Scanning electron micrograph of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria

    Antimicrobial therapies for Gram-positive infections Subscription

    Gram-positive bacteria are among the most common human pathogens associated with clinical infections, which range from mild skin infections to sepsis. In an era defined by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and an increasing drive toward delivering patient care via ambulatory pathways, the paradigm for the management of infections is changing. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), the best known cases of ...

  • Close up of feet walking on beach

    A strong base: the importance of foot health

    11 AUG 2017 11:33 By Afsaneh Gray

    Healthcare professionals are beginning to recognise the importance of keeping our feet in good working order, but does more need to be done to communicate this message to the public? Find out in this feature produced in partnership with RB.

  • Drug-resistant N Gonorrhoeae

    New antibiotic shown to be effective against gonorrhoea superbug

    8 AUG 2017 14:31

    A new class of antibiotic has been found to be effective against Neisseria gonorrhoeae according to researchers from Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

  • Infographic showing common foot conditions

    Identifying common foot conditions

    4 AUG 2017 15:07 By Dawn Connelly
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    Patients visit their pharmacy to seek advice on a variety of conditions affecting their feet. This visual guide for pharmacists and their teams illustrates some common foot conditions, and describes their key features, causes and treatment. Produced in partnership with RB.

  • antibiotics antimicrobial resistance

    EU agencies reiterate concern over antimicrobial resistance

    2 AUG 2017 15:19 By Kathy Oxtoby

    Three EU agencies have expressed concern over the impact of the use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

  • Abscess wound after cleaning

    Antibiotics increase cure rate from small skin abscesses compared with drainage alone Subscription

    28 JUL 2017 12:53

    The role of antibiotics in treating small skin abscesses, including those infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is currently unclear, with some clinicians opting to simply drain abscesses without antibiotics.

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