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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Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

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NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Sick girl in hospital

Multidrug-resistant infections rising in US kids

Over the 8-year study period MDR bacterial infections increased sevenfold.

Pigs at trough

EU nations report high drug resistance in humans, animals, food

Report finds extremely high multidrug resistance in a Salmonella strain that can sicken humans.

Doctor prescribing medication

Study finds patient pressure can sway antibiotic prescribing

The study involves hypothetical scenarios, but doctors say patient expectation is a real factor in discussions about antibiotics.

Nurse giving pills

Review finds antibiotic stewardship works but not optimally

Though interventions cut treatment length and hospital stays, only 10% use best steps.

Hand holding in hospital

Report: Combo therapy outwits challenging infections

The combination helped doctors treat 2 patients who had serious multidrug-resistant infections.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Feb 24, 2017
  • New diagnostic tests
  • Antibiotic prescribing frequency
  • Possible Candida auris drug
  • MRSA pattern shifts
  • Resistant malaria in Africa
  • Antibacterial skin lotion
  • MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
  • MCR-1 in Chinese pets
  • MDR-TB testing, treatment
  • Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
  • Antibiotic-free chicken
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
  • Antibiotic resistance in Indian kids

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