Heartlander, July 14, 2016
Bacteriophage Therapy Grows as Alternative to Antibiotic
After five years of enduring chronic infections and a trip to the Republic of Georgia, Shalini Zachariah Mendelsohn from Chicago is cured, no thanks to antibiotics or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Following sinus surgery in December 2015, Mendelsohn, 43, was diagnosed with staph A MRSA, a bacterial infection resistant to most antibiotics. Although a senior account executive in the pharmaceutical industry, at the time she was diagnosed she was unfamiliar with the treatment that would cure her: bacteriophage therapy.
Prevention Magazine, January 1, 2015
A Cure Exists For Antibiotic-Resistant Infections. So Why Are Thousands Of Americans Still Dying?
Deadly antibiotic-resistant infections have American doctors trembling. Thanks to a therapy long forgotten here, one country in Eastern Europe is having no such crisis. So why isn't the US on board?
More than 2 million Americans each year get sick from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which find their victims both in the hospital and in the everyday world. At least 23,000 die annually from those infections. A report released last spring by the World Health Organization suggests that those numbers are about to get much higher. The WHO warns of an approaching "postantibiotic era," a time when common infections (strep throat) and minor injuries (a scraped knee) can kill.
Dr. Oz Television Show, December 11, 2015
Laura, a viewer, talks to Dr. Oz about how antibiotic resistance harmed her health, and Dr. Oz describes how this resistance can happen. Note: Laura Roberts is the subject of the above article that was published in Prevention Magazine at the beginning of 2015. Laura is interviewed in the last three segments this Dr. Oz program. Unfortunately, while she was allowed to very briefly mention that phage therapy cleared her MRSA infection, more information was not pursued by the producers of the program.
Komo News, March 30, 2013
You Become Desperate: Obscure Therapy Saves Woman's Life
A local family got the worst possible news - an infection was taking over a young woman's body and she was close to death. The worst of it came about two years ago when two infections - MRSA and pseudomonas - settled in Rachel's lungs and wouldn't let go. They tried virtually every antibiotic available - but Rachel's infections were drug resistant. Doctors prepared the family for Rachel's death. From the first phage treatment that we did, the MRSA disappeared. And we'd been battling MRSA for almost three years, at the point we started this. And it was gone, says Rose George. The MRSA cleared up. Then the psuedomonas infection went away.
July 19, 2013 - Medica
Hospital: Bacteriophages Battle Superbugs
July 9, 2013 - Serge Fortuna
Les Phages du Futur
June, 2013 - Future Medicine
Phage cocktails and the future of phage therapy
May 21, 2013 - The Economist
A virus shield
May 21, 2013 - Bioscience Technology
New Immune System Discovered
May 21, 2013 - National Geographic
Meet You New Symbionts - Trillions of Viruses
March 30, 2013 - Komo News
You Become Desperate': Obscure Therapy Saves Woman's Life
May 25, 2007 - International Herald Tribune
Studying Anthrax in a Soviet-era Lab - with Western Funding
March 16, 2007 - Georgia Today
Medical Tourism: You Either Go to Tbilisi or Die
January 25, 2007 - CBS News, Channel 5 - Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco
Phage Therapy May Help Fight Resistant Bacteria
January 8, 2007 - San Jose Business Journal
Making business from treatment Western medicine passed by
July 7, 2006 - USA Today
U.S. needs to open eyes to 'phage therapy'
July 1, 2006 - MetroFarm / The Food Chain with Michael Olson
Show #501: Magic Bullets & Super Bugs
May 31, 2005 - Epoch Times
Alternatives: Phage Therapy: Rediscovering a Treatment for Superbug Infections
April 5, 2005 - BusinessWire
Phage Therapy for Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Stops Many Amputations
March 15, 2005 - The Messenger
Georgian clinic, U.S. partners set sites on global expansion
March 1, 2005 - BusinessWire
Hope for Those with Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Other Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
December 9, 2003 - The Star Ledger
Germs that Fight Germs
April 9, 2003 - CBS 48 Hours
Silent Killers: Fantastic Phages?
February 7, 2003 - Billings Gazette
Man travels to Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, to cure antibiotic-resistant bacteria
La Guerre des phages [English translation]