EIP as an Antimicrobial Drug
Resistance Surveillance System
The task force will begin its work by identifying and agreeing on important issues related to antimicrobial resistance, in areas including the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs
in medical and veterinary communities, prevention of both health care and community-associated drug-resistant infections, and strategies for improving the antimicrobial drug
Efforts to describe the epidemiology of war-associated infections are complicated by difficult access to patients, limited availability of microbiology support, and widespread empirical antimicrobial drug
The document recommends phasing in measures that would limit medically important antimicrobial drugs
to uses in food-producing animals that are considered necessary for assuring animal health and that include veterinary oversight or consultation.
For -50% of patients, therapy consisted of combinations of [greater than or equal to]2 antimicrobial drugs
with in vitro activity against the KPC-Kp isolate.
By making specific modifications to validated antibiotics, MicuRx intends to improve overall pharmacological properties of antimicrobial drugs
in order to overcome antibiotic resistance, increase the antibacterial spectrum, improve the dosing regimen, or reduce adverse side effects.
To the best of our knowledge, before this report no foodborne carbapenemase-producing organisms had been identified in Canada and the United States, although the scope of antimicrobial drug
resistance surveillance programs is limited to major agricultural products (poultry, beef, and pork) (3,4).
In addition, we have now filed patent applications on a majority of the antimicrobial targets which we believe to be important for novel antimicrobial drug
The device used in the testing allows the growth of biofilms from the same organism, such as Staphylococcus, in multiple wells for side-by-side comparisons of antimicrobial drugs
in varying concentrations.
are not recommended for the treatment of acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs), such as colds, upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), and acute bronchitis (1,2).
Antibiotics, also known as antimicrobial drugs
, fight infections caused by bacteria.
Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to antimicrobial drugs
is also a concern.
Adding to the problem, hospital infections are growing more resistant to antimicrobial drugs
Isolates in both cultures were susceptible to amoxicillin, macrolide antimicrobial drugs
, cefoxitin, nalidixic acid, and ciprofloxacin and were resistant to cefotaxime and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Table; blood isolate, day 1).
is focused on becoming a global leader in the research, development and commercialization of novel antimicrobial drugs
to combat serious and life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections.