Latest from Modernising Medical Microbiology
Mortality risks associated with emergency admissions during weekends and public holidays: an analysis of electronic health records
Published this week in prestigious medical journal The Lancet
MMM helping refine strategies to control the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria nationally
A focus on preventing the introduction of antibiotic-resistant bacteria colonising patients who come from perceived high-risk hospitals may be undermining efforts to control their spread across England. Tjibbe Donker, from MMM, led the study which showed that a larger number of patient transfers from lower risk hospitals may pose a greater absolute threat of spread than a small number of transfers from hospitals that have been included into the higher risk” category. Read more here.
MMM crowdsourcing the fight against TB
An online project has been launched by MMM researchers to study antibiotic resistance in Tuberculosis (TB) with the help of the public.
You can try out the project for yourself on the Zooniverse website which contains instructions for how to take part, and help us change the way TB is diagnosed and treated.
About Modernising Medical Microbiology
Modernising Medical Microbiology is a research group aiming to transform how we analyse and treat infections, to improve patient care.
We aim to:
1) Modernise the way we analyse infections, bringing cutting-edge scientific techniques to clinical care.
2) Transform they way we study the treatment of patients with infections, using large databases of hospital electronic information, to identify trends in how infections are behaving, and ways patient care can be improved.
4) Study how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, and more difficult to treat, and how to prevent this.
Modernising Medical Microbiology studies a number of infections, in particular Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), and the Enterobacteriaceae family (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species and others). You can learn more about these bacteria here