Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

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Antimicrobial resistance is a critical global public health issue, and antimicrobial stewardship strategies are key to curtailing the problem. CIDRAP's Antimicrobial Stewardship Project provides current, accurate, and comprehensive information on the topic and works to build an online community to address leading issues.

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ASP Monthly Quiz

Test your stewardship  knowledge. This quiz focuses on use of bactericidal versus bacteriostatic antibiotic agents. Complete the February quiz!

Desert water source

Study: XDR typhoid in Pakistan carries added resistance genes

Scientists have identified the genetic basis for an XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Desert water source

Study: XDR typhoid in Pakistan carries added resistance genes

Scientists have identified the genetic basis for an XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan.

Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

African surgery

Poor nations have higher risk of surgical infections, including resistant ones

Low-income nations have a 60% higher risk of infection.

Handfuls of soil

Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

The newly identified molecules, called malacidins, are linked to a family of antibiotics that require calcium for antibacterial activity.

Martin Blaser, MD

Expert: Antibiotic use may be tied to rise in 'lifestyle' diseases

Increased antibiotic use alters the human microbiome, Martin Blaser says.

Researcher holding drug capsule

FDA cites progress, hurdles in antibiotic development

Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Feb 16, 2018
  • Carbapenem-resistant infections
  • Hospital stewardship savings
  • MCR-1 in Italy, Hong Kong
  • Fast track for ESBL inhibitor
  • MDR-TB drug combo
  • End-of-life antibiotics
  • ID physicians and stewardship
  • Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
  • Farm antibiotic use

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