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Shield Appoints David Esposito to its Board of Directors

Shield Receives College of American Pathology (CAP) Accreditation

Shield announces launch of Target-NG test for antibiotic susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Shield in the news

Study gauges impact of genotyping on gonorrhea treatment - CAP TODAY

Antibiotic Resistance in the news

The Death of Antibiotics: We're Running Out of Effective Drugs to Fight Off an Army of Superbugs - Newsweek

Could antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" become a bigger killer than cancer? - CBS News

New Estimate of Annual Deaths Caused by Treatment Resistant Infections Highlights Gaps in Research, Stewardship, Surveillance - Infectious Disease Society of America

Superbugs pose a dangerous, $65 billion threat to the US health-care system - CNBC

S.T.D. Diagnoses Reach Record 2.3 Million New Cases in U.S. - New York Times

No more ‘sledgehammer’: As gonorrhea grows resistant to antibiotics, researchers look to bespoke treatments - STAT

The World’s First Case of Multi-Drug-Resistant ‘Super Gonorrhea’ Has Been Confirmed - Time

Nearly Untreatable Gonorrhea Spreading Globally - NBC News

Deadly, Drug-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Huge Threat, W.H.O. Says - New York Times

We Will Miss Antibiotics When They’re Gone - New York Times

New Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Shows Up in Hawaii - NBC News

Resources

The biggest antibiotic-resistant threats in the U.S. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations - AMR Review

Clinical Validation of a Molecular Test for Ciprofloxacin-Susceptibility in Neisseria Gonorrhoeae - NIAID, ClinicalTrials.gov

Impact of Rapid Susceptibility Testing and Antibiotic Selection Strategy on the Emergence and Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Gonorrhea - Tuite et al, The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Wild-Type Gyrase A Genotype of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Predicts In Vitro Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis - Allan-Blitz et al., STD Journal

Implementation of a Rapid Genotypic Assay to Promote Targeted Ciprofloxacin Therapy of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in a Large Health System - Allan-Blitz et al., Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Stemming the tide of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae: the need for an individualized approach to treatment - Buono et al., Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Potential Deleterious Effects of Promoting the Use of Ceftriaxone in the Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Golden et al, STD Journal

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