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10-29 10:10am Garland, antibiotic resistant superbugs

Oct 29, 2013|

Garland talks to Dr Fred Lopez from the LSU Health Sciences Center about new seemingly invincible bacteria

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At least the others carried documentary. Called on them like Mir back to. And went and watched it does that. Should do something. In the very next Tuesday and reading for a shoot for a I came across this. New York. We've reached the end of and the ball. This. CDC expert learn or draw. That saved millions. And super ball because people over Medicaid and so. I raking opened -- with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cleared him and then his congruent and here's his quote. And -- newspapers stores and magazines that talked about in. Question. It's changed that at. The end of and as always. With me these days support so for right hand. Mean screen. -- -- the Reagan used to lose more Reid would be experts is the one reading. Hearing saying. And thank -- for a loop in pictures disease for a prisoner who helps set the shore project. -- -- -- this regime is it just isolated problems that being -- home news and. It definitely that I don't think antibiotics. -- -- You listen anyway I think there's still remain very helpful in those situations that there aren't some bacteria that are getting smarter than any of antibiotics we have an -- area. And that's with the CDC is sounding an alarm. About these days. If you look at the number of infections due to. Resistant organisms in this country receive about two billion each year. And about 20000 people die each year from these really resistant bacteria that that the threat. It's not been in about it quite useful that we need to be aware of this and we need to create some mechanisms to decreasing resistance in this country and elsewhere. But it Craig -- from wrong these statement. Well would -- change is time to the end of antibiotics period. That two. Casual reader like me. Suggests all in all and body children worked in the future in the near future. But if I just heard you correctly about -- you two million people infected with -- and time and violence. Safeguards to hear about it from working and about 22000. Dollar. Is it I don't mean to be callous that is that is big problem. It is a big problem and I think with the CDC is -- about. Is that it will become bigger and bigger because we have not keeping up in terms of antibiotic production with these bacteria. The number of companies involved antibiotic development currently has around side. And we don't have any new antibiotics on the right and to address. Some of these bacteria that is becoming increasingly resistant. We lead but couldn't. You know it I think it gets down economics. It and -- him. Again I would do research and development is probably -- you know estimated about fifty million to a company. To develop whereas. A muscular skeletal drugs for a -- for example. Is what it's probably a billion. And so to a company is looking at that's pure economic and thanks so much. Much like that announcement that it's drug it's. That's gonna have a high yield than that antibiotics it's going to be taken from ten to fourteen days from -- Routine inspections so. We need to make incentives for companies to begin to develop -- an otherwise I was gonna continue to lose the battle against these really. Resistant. And I can't believe companies if you look at it. Purely based. You've taken antibiotics for a couple of weeks that you take that cholesterol medication for a lifetime. Which one you're gonna invest in and Serbs advanced drug develop. -- at Harper's break QB Jeff Jordan do. What we're doing we're -- talking to one -- resort to problem of infectious disease that the only true health sciences and and what we're thinking about is. Top experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the Frontline and document -- -- -- -- A couple of I'm basically saying that their super bugs out there. People live over medicated and so we're looking at the end up and Obama arts. What you think questions comments to -- 60. Celery. Told bring anywhere in the country -- -- say it enough and your roots of it would come and our -- or were a figure about no wonder Brasilia a documentary of the first call mile in your problem. YouTube videos. Ecumenical hardening the nightmare bacteria and then. I've read that expert from the year the center for disease control and Atlantis quote. Where in the post about it Europe. There are patients for whom we have no therapy were literally in a position. Of having the patient in a bed -- -- an impact and something that five years ago and even then we couldn't created and now we can. Where doctor approach Lopez with the inspections as -- ocean sciences and so doctor. Or of these antibiotics at no longer work or be no longer working just on these Super Bowl -- all we've seen things like. You know I've cut myself more in law on get an infection and ago -- shot and robotics and over. Is that all we don't of that or -- super. It's it's primarily the super -- that -- where queried about which respected the ineffectiveness of the antibiotics. But. -- and development what we use antibiotics even if they start it is being susceptible to -- -- -- about it since we have we notable that we use of antibiotics. The -- was going to say about you -- select out just finished activity itself about the violence that. And those bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and once that they continue to survive. And then what we pressured them by giving them antibiotics. That they develop resistance mechanisms against the -- super bugs were going to create. It's been estimated in this country and a half of the antibiotics that we use. I'm really -- that decision. These are people who have viral infections for example who get antibiotics that are only effective against bacteria. And is the bacteria that I'd know about it then becomes resistant and can cause infections as individuals at a later date. We need amongst other things to really focus. Judicious use. But with the CDC. Talked about the end of antibiotics period does that mean if we keep over meditating with the antibiotics were reach report where. The -- this small infections that we can cure with at a robotics eventually become something. Much worse because we don't even have an robotics for the. They've become one and they become more common place so. One of the super bugs that's referred to by the CDC and in this documentary ended today recent publications. Released by the CDC in September's sounding the alarm about these. -- resistant bacteria. By these grand negative. Bacteria that have becoming increasingly resistant they were first identified. Over ten years ago and now that they've been reported about 4%. -- acute care facilities in this country 4%. Now. Why they. When insisted what percentage in the other sectors that -- obviously hoping to really change that Canada it situated. We concentrate on preventing the other 96% of hospitals reporting. These kinds of bacteria. And if we don't know that it. What can we do to prevent it so we don't want these to become more common place that we know -- what are. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics can't quite obviously discriminate incident about it it was going to put pressure inspect it becomes more resistant. Or a doctor you're among let's bring in one of listeners like in Covington and I appreciate it called welcomed the show. Yeah. Bring out. Has -- -- -- -- not going to because about Clinton. We're looking at that that behavior bacteria. Is the behavior like comic bacteria called final film. And that we would -- around it take out the -- like that factored that in no way. And then they recur and be at the -- inspection results. Want to make sure that we don't mistakenly -- that and it could do that developing but rather the behavior upon them that is. Chronic and idiot that's factory of producing. Bacteria being knocked -- -- -- with antibiotics. The wild bill remain. -- -- The issue of the pie films. If it's at that develops typically over one body in an -- and that and the bodies so so for example somebody who has. -- -- that are in place. That goes into the into the body -- which medications being administered. That you can get by films of ground that catheter in the bacteria that are in those films that little cat that is a really hard to eradicate. And so. Caller. Is talking about those bacteria that even that we can suppress them with a -- incident by once we stopped -- -- -- Does bacteria in the hell can cause problems in the can cause problems for the patient. And it -- And so that's correct it stated it very hard to treat by film and they are and that more effective against bacteria. But we hope that the key to eradicating its actions that involved. To take the foreign -- out. If we can get the point body. Then it becomes much easier infection to trade and it probably corrected stated. Nat necessarily antibiotic resistant bacteria is -- that we haven't addressed the focus of the infection by taking the foreign body. -- do you think you -- phone call I mean -- figure broad political very much. Doctor in the -- problem and report to and corporate using this from new. But they've been talked about the national institute helped sooner back in 2011. There appeared bacteria news TPC. Into the hospital with -- sick patient come in from our country. And was transferred to that hospital. And -- Of the -- diligence. The bacteria in him. Managed to spread virtually everywhere they went through everything they've ripped out sinks. The base our rooms they sterilize everything that they -- became absolutely paranoid. And nothing helped in finally. It -- way. In that came back again and so they went back to to do more study and what -- -- -- I guess it's TPC. What's covered carried by eight page. Who passed it along to another patient who didn't get -- -- but -- on to another patient who did it is is this. Unusual. And does this happen frequently -- -- -- two and about. Well. The passage of bacteria. From person to person unfortunately. If it cup and that's part of the reason when. Patients who admitted to hospitals with these really resistant bacterial infections we. Put them in isolation we don't want them to be around other patients. Remembered many of these other patients in the hospital taking medications which -- immune systems that work very well where there. They have underlying diseases like cancer that -- immune systems not work very well so we. -- count these super -- They insist it is not going to be able to handle any of them and and if we don't have antibiotics that are particularly effective against them that if individuals were really going to be at increased risk for poor outcome. These really drug resistant bacteria that you're talking about and that's the CDC has really highlighted recent. -- -- days and months. -- have a mortality rate of rated at 50% when they get into the bloodstream. -- 50%. So we want to make sure that we treat those patients. But that we treat them -- being -- and that exposing their respective it. Individuals in the hospital. Currently squeezed into the called joy and and bill appreciate the call welcome to show. I thank you Garland and turn it chronic Lyme Disease. And yet seen the program TP that you keep up with the CDC. -- he had no -- -- -- for the past five years he would current liabilities. -- Bartlett Allah. In his tank he -- hit an audio news TT. PC he was left -- Then opting to bat in extra the only -- We have been unable to find -- treatment. Q at least it can laugh. We do -- in -- educated doctor. Yeah the doctor is giving him or anybody. The air this continue in that area by. You know it adopting. -- can't -- it. You know it it's got to be it's got to be something -- he and I would appreciate it he would talk to me. Hospitality talent to discuss steps. The doctors here say they're. Lyme Disease well in the end they'll become a -- at least twenty people look at. Doctor Jim we get her phone number for you wouldn't so Susan you've thrown over a million -- call. -- I can certainly take -- yeah. All right good hold on. Joy and thanks for calling will make sure we're -- if you would give them thank you so much and a doctor Lopez thank you for joining us. A -- that you do in this is -- issue it's just beginning probably do. Number Apollo looked hopefully we can get her on the issue. What you're correct. I can't have a good date for a -- He's in the infectious disease you old shoes belts allegiances.