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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Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Global tracking

Global antibiotic resistance tracking project launched

Wellcome announces a project to track the burden of disease associated with AMR.

Medical consult

Peer comparison may yield lasting boost in antibiotic stewardship

Using comparisons with top performers worked well.

Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

Quantum dots

Small wonder: Nanoparticles help fight drug-resistant bacteria

A potential new weapon to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria comes in a very, very small package.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Oct 13, 2017
  • MDR pneumonia
  • ASPs in long-term care
  • Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
  • Antimicrobial restrictions
  • New CARB-X funding
  • Preoperative antibiotics
  • MCR-1 in US, China patients
  • MDROs in nursing homes
  • Infections in African kids
  • Antibiotics for bloodstream infection

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