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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Researchers explore drug pairings to fight resistant bacteria

A new rapid screening method streamlines the process of identifying "synergistic" drug combinations.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Researchers explore drug pairings to fight resistant bacteria

A new rapid screening method streamlines the process of identifying "synergistic" drug combinations.

Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

VE nursing home

Tailored infection control shown to cut MRSA in veterans home

The program, approved by residents, was tied to an 89% drop in MRSA over 4 years.

Hospital patient with IV

CDC: 'Chronic Lyme' treatments carry serious risk

Patients experienced serious complications and bacterial infections after treatments.

RNA polymerase

New drug touted as potential big step in fighting resistant bacteria

A compound found in soil bacteria may be difficult for mutating bacteria to evade.

Hospital room sink

ICU-room sink removal may cut bacterial colonization

Removing sinks and using a "water-free" method of care reduced colonization with gram-negative bacilli.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Jun 23, 2017
  • Antibiotic-free fast-food chicken
  • MRSA in Norway, Kuwait
  • NDM-1 at Mexican hospital
  • Stewardship in long-term care
  • Statement on antimicrobial products
  • Types of prescribers
  • New antibiotic OK'd
  • MDR-TB in US kids
  • Virus tests and stewardship
  • Penalties for poor Rx
  • US Candida auris
  • Self-medication
  • Resistance testing
  • Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis
  • MRSA screen and vancomycin
  • Antibiotics for 'pink eye'

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