For Infants With Late-Onset Sepsis, Nafcillin Therapy Is a Safe Alternative to Vancomycin

The Neonatal Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2014 suggested nafcillin above vancomycin for the empirical treatment of potential late-onset sepsis (LOS) in newborns without a history of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonisation or infection. All 366 infants who received nafcillin or vancomycin for the treatment of potential late-onset sepsis (LOS) at 3 NICUs […]

The evolution of E. coli bacteria is the subject of a recent study

New evidence shows that genetic material from E. coli in farm animals may have contributed to the evolution of dangerous pandemic strains of E. coli in humans. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a type of bacteria that can be found in the environment, foods, and the intestines of humans and animals. E. coli is a […]

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