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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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.

Klebsiella biofilm

Study details optimal combo therapy for drug-resistant bacteremia

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

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

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.

Klebsiella biofilm

Study details optimal combo therapy for drug-resistant bacteremia

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

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.

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.

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.

Daycare diaper change

CDC notes Shigella strains with reduced susceptibility

Emerging strains have a reduced susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, a main treatment option.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

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

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