November 19th, 2015

Podcast 190: Last line of antibiotic defense breached

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The Lancet Infectious Diseases has just published a worrying account from China about a dangerous antibiotic resistance factor carried on plasmids. The factor, called MCR-1, confers resistance to colistin — a last line of defense against multi-resistant Gram-negative bacilli.

The co-author of a helpful commentary in that journal, Dr. David L. Paterson of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, is our guest.

Lancet Infectious Diseases¬†article (free abstract)

Lancet Infectious Diseases¬†commentary (free abstract)

Physician’s First Watch coverage (free)

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