Thursday, February 21, 2008

Coping with antibitotic resistance

With the recent rise in both antibiotic resistance and concern about that antibiotic resistance we are now seeing more studies that look at the best way to deal with this problem. Here are two reports from the last couple of days as reported on by Science Daily.

MRSA: Mathematical Modeling Offers New Approaches To Fight Dual-resistant Hospital Infections
A mathematical model that looks at different strategies for curbing hospital-acquired infections suggests that antimicrobial cycling and patient isolation may be effective approaches when patients are harboring dual-resistant bacteria.

Changing The Way Antibiotics Are Prescribed May Be Key To Controlling Epidemics.
A sophisticated new mathematical model has identified what may be the key to getting this growing health problem under control: Changing the way that antibiotics are prescribed and administered.

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