Tag: drug resistance

Aerobic Exercise Reduces BP in Resistant Hypertension

Aerobic exercise may help reduce blood pressure in patients whose hypertension responds poorly to medications, a new study suggests. A randomized controlled clinical trial showed...

Untreatable, Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Texas and DC

The CDC has reported two clusters of Candida auris infections resistant to all anti-fungal medications in long-term care facilities in 2021. Because these pan-resistant infections...

HIV Acquisition on PrEP Rare, With Some Drug Resistance

Out of an estimated 104,000 people offered HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect themselves from HIV, just 14 people acquired a strain of HIV resistant...

Dolutegravir Confirmed as Effective Second-Line HIV Therapy

Dolutegravir and ritonavir-boosted darunavir are equally effective second-line treatments for HIV-1, even for patients with resistance to nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) in the regimen, a...

Lenacapavir Shows Viral Suppression in Drug-Resistant HIV

Dr Jean-Michel Molina The long-acting drug lenacapavir, a first-in-class capsid inhibitor, shows sustained viral suppression in a small cohort of heavily treatment-experienced patients with multidrug-resistant...

Antimicrobial Resistance Threat Continues During COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The stark realities of antimicrobial resistance ― including rising rates of...

Gut Microbes With Resistance Genes Hitchhike Home With Travelers

Travelers returning home from foreign destinations are bringing back more than tourist souvenirs and memories. Their guts may be harboring new microbial hitchhikers, some of...

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak

A new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi has infected least 71 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy

A new type of laser therapy is safe and effective for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 150 children,...

Collagen Crosslinking Shows Promise for Keratitis

Corneal collagen crosslinking, a procedure developed for keratoconus, could treat keratitis as effectively as antimicrobials, a new study suggests. The procedure could prove particularly useful...

New Guidance for Treating Resistant Gram-Negative Infections

New guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America provides practitioners with actionable information for the treatment of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative pathogens, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacterales,...