Tag Archives: E. coli

Why do rates of antimicrobial resistant UTI differ across the world?

It’s well known that rates of antibiotic resistance differ between countries and that previous exposure to antibiotics increases resistance. A recent study in the BMJ looked at rates of resistance in paediatric UTI’s across the globe.

What does Gram negative rod resistance mean for us clinically?

Enterobacteriacae (gram negative rods)¬†include E. coli, Salmonella¬†and Klebsiella sp. which are important human pathogens. Resistance of the Enterobacteriacae to antibiotics, particularly beta-lactams, is a growing clinical problem. Over use of antibiotics has changed the natural evolution of bacteria creating mobile genes that rapidly spread resistance through populations. Even in countries with controlled antibiotic use have […]

How long would it take for E. coli to outweigh the universe?

Escherichia coli reproduces every 20 minutes when nutrients are plentiful.