News & Perspective

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
Nursing home patient

Study: Resistant gram-negative bacteria common in nursing homes

Findings of a meta-analysis point up need for better infection control programs in facilities that serve the elderly.

Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 26, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance plan in India
High MDR prevalence in asylum seekers

Apr 25, 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Klebsiella biofilm

Study details optimal combo therapy for drug-resistant bacteremia

Combination antibiotics may be necessary only for the most severely ill patients.

Apr 25, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 25, 2017

Colistin rapid test
Urologist overprescribing
Staph aureus antibiotic

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

Apr 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 24, 2017

Drug-resistance sepsis risks
Preventive antimicrobial use

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Research vial

Using elements of viruses, antibodies to fight resistant bacteria

Study finds that phage lysins combined with elements of antibodies combat MRSA in mice.

Apr 21, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 21, 2017

Marker for pneumonia antibiotics
MCR-1 cases in Italy
Novel antibiotic target
Penicillin-resistant pneumonia
ID stewardship consults
Steroid for sore throat
MRSA contamination
Chlorhexidine bathing
Candida in Peru
Azithromycin and abnormal heartbeat
Mutations in resistant bacteria
Apr 21, 2017

News Scan for Apr 21, 2017

More avian flu outbreaks
Marker for pneumonia antibiotics
MCR-1 cases in Italy

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017
Doc with clipboard

Report: UK health workers lag in stewardship training

Only 61% of organizations could confirm that all prescribers had induction and training in antibiotic stewardship.

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