News & Perspective

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017

News Scan for Apr 24, 2017

MERS in UAE, Saudi Arabia
H7N9 case in China
Apr 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 24, 2017

Drug-resistance sepsis risks
Preventive antimicrobial use

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Baby with stethoscope

High level of heart defects found in Zika-affected babies

Also, 2 more babies have been born in the US with Zika-related birth defects.

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
Poultry market China

China's H7N9 cases spike, led by infections in Beijing

Officials say 7 of 13 recent cases in Beijing are local and 6 were imported.

Apr 21, 2017
Hepatitis B vaccination

WHO: Viral hepatitis deaths increasing

According to the report, 325 million people, or 4% of the world's population, lives with viral hepatitis.

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
Flooded street

US preparedness index finds sluggish, uneven progress

The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.

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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