The News Is Not All Bad, or Good, for Infection Control
McCann, Jean, Drug Topics
As usual, this year's Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), which drew some 16,000 infectious disease specialists, pharmacists, and others to Toronto last month, generated both positive and negative reports.
The bad news: Antimicrobial resistance is still a major, increasing problem. For example, the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program reported that antimicrobial resistance in community-acquired respiratory tract infections has reached "serious levels" over the past three years. In the United States, the rate of nonsusceptibility to macrolides (erythromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin) now equals the rate of penicillin resistance. …
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Publication information: Article title: The News Is Not All Bad, or Good, for Infection Control. Contributors: McCann, Jean - Author. Magazine title: Drug Topics. Volume: 144. Issue: 20 Publication date: October 16, 2000. Page number: 34+. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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