New research is being presented at ICAAC 2013, the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from September 10-13 in Denver.

Meeting Highlights

A Look at CDI Trends

Assessing Early Treatment Response in Cellulitis

HZ Vaccination Rates Remain Low in the Elderly

Achieving ART Compliance

A Closer Look at UTIs


News From the Conference

Experiments to Help Determine the Most Significant Factor Influencing the Killing Activity of a Single Dose of the Antibiotic Oritavancin Against the Bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus

Oral Spray Protects Against Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Germs for Up to 24 Hours

Prudent Use of Antibacterial Agents: Decreasing the Antibacterial Pressure of Linezolid can Contribute to the Decrease of Linezolid-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

A Novel Test for the Rapid Detection of Septicemia Due to Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Daptomycin Dosing in Morbidly Obese Patients: Is There a Need for a Different Dosing Strategy?

Positive Trial Results for Oritavancin in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (Absssi): Solo I Stud

Breathalyzer-like Gas Detector Accurately Diagnoses Patients with Aspergillus Fungal Pneumonia

New Antifungal, Luliconazole, May Offer Toenail Fungus Sufferers an Effective, Safe and Convenient Topical Treatment Option

Regulatory Approval of Antibiotics can Be Forecasted by PK-PD Animal Infection Models 

Efficacy of Antibiotics Against Staphylococcus Aureus Biofilm Is Enhanced by Neutralization of Alpha-Toxin

Comparing the Effectiveness of Two Oral Vancomycin Regimens for Clostridium difficile Infection 

Is There a Role for Statin Use in Influenza?

Can Immune Stimulation Be Used to Treat Septic Shock Effectively?

Global Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance; Methods for Detection and Tools for predicting its Emergence and Spread

How Do We Measure Antibiotic Resistance Outside the Human Body?

Excessive Use of Disinfectants: Is this the Fastest way of Creating Drug Resistant Bacteria?

Vaccination has Affected the Type and Antibiotic Resistance Patterns of Streptococcus Pneumonia Circulating in Canada

Plaque Bacteria cannot Hide from All Toothpastes

Bacteriophage Lysin CF-301: A Novel and Potent Way to Kill Staphylococcus Aureus

Disrupting the Microbiome Through Antimicrobial Use: Implications for Infection Control

Fecal Transplants Refined: A Simple Mixture of Six Bacterial Strains Suppresses Clostridium difficile Disease and Transmission in Mice

Clostridium difficile Infection in Children

How Viral Infections Can Cause Bacterial Ear Infections

Laser Technology Identifies Microbes and Improves Antibiotic Therapy 

Carriers of Meningococcus B

Immunomodulation to Promote Antimicrobial Peptides in the Lung

New Antibiotic Cures Deadly Bioterrorism Infection

Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae and Alternative Treatment Options in the Netherlands

Understanding the DNA Sequences of Superbugs

Antibiotic Cocktails: How to Kill a Superbug 

Two New Drugs Offer New Perspectives for a Better Chemotherapeutic Treatment of Buruli Ulcer

The Novel Pleuromutilin Antibiotic BC-3781 Demonstrates Potent Activity Against Bacteria Causing Dexually Transmitted Diseases

Host Defense Peptides: Modifying “Nature’s Antibiotics” for Use in Cystic Fibrosis

Vitamin D in Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

Treatment of HIV Infection and Cancer

Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Lifetime History of Syphilis Among HIV-Positive Men

Novel Yeast, Originally Detected in Africa, Now Isolated From Women in the United States

A Decade of Herd Immunity After Vaccination Against Serogroup C Meningococcal Disease

Escaping Killing by the Last-Resort Polymyxins: Modification of Cell Surface Structure in Gram-Negative ‘Superbugs’

Dengue Vaccines: Update on Progress and Comments on How They will be Used

In contrast to MRSA, colonization With Multiresistant Gram-Negative Bacteria Cannot Be Eliminated by Technical Means, but May Disappear Spontaneously Over Time

Safety of New Antimicrobials Approved by the FDA in the Last 7 Years

Impact of Broad-Range PCR on the Clinical Management of Infectious Disease Syndromes

ICAAC 2013 Videos

Dr. Craig Rubens, Chair of the ICAAC Program Committee

Meet the Expert: Beyond Conventional Thinking – How Do We Get New Antibiotics and Use Them Properly?

Surveys and/or Molecular Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistant Bacteria

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