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  • Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Hits LA County Hospitals, Nursing Homes

    03/26/2011 9:12:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CBS) ^ | March 24, 2011 8:17 AM | John Brooks
    Dr. Brad Spellberg, an infectious disease expert at Harbor UCLA Medical Center says there is no current teatment for CRKP bacteria — and there might not be any in the future either. County health officials warn the elderly are especially at risk of CRKP infections. (Getty Images) “There’s been a complete collapse in the development of new antibiotics over the last decade…and in the next decade there isn’t going to be anything that becomes available that’s going to be able to treat these bacteria,” said Spellberg. Medical expert Dr. David Baron of Primary Caring in Malibu cautions hospital visitors that...
  • Drug-resistant bacterium hits Southland healthcare facilities

    03/25/2011 7:15:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 25, 2011 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Researchers find 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, mostly among elderly. It's a relative of E. coli, resistant to most antibiotics except colistin, a drug so powerful it can cause kidney damage. Studies in the U.S. and Israel have shown about 40% of infected patients die. A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has reached Southern California healthcare facilities, according to a study released Thursday by Los Angeles County public health officials. Researchers found 356 cases of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients, said author Dr. Dawn Terashita, a medical epidemiologist with the...
  • There's A "Superbug" Spreading Around America Killing 40% Of The People Who Come In Contact

    03/24/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT · by Dr. Sheldon Cooper · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 24, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    The joke that's going around is that the Mayans got it wrong: The world is ending this year, not 2012. Here's the lates sign of that. A superbug is spreading around America, and has hit Southern California. LA Times: A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has spread to patients in Southern California, according to a study by Los Angeles County public health officials. More than 350 cases of the Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, have been reported at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients at skilled-nursing and long-term care facilities, according to a study by Dr. Dawn Terashita,...