Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

About ASP 

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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Cattle herd

FDA report shows declines in animal antibiotic sales

Sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food animals dropped 10% from 2015 through 2016.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Doctor consult with laptop

New FDA website aids in antimicrobial breakpoint updates

The site contains data on interpretive criteria for antimicrobial susceptibility tests.

Cattle herd

FDA report shows declines in animal antibiotic sales

Sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food animals dropped 10% from 2015 through 2016.

Hospitalized girl on oxygen

Study identifies risk factors for ESBL carriage in PICU

Risk factors include previous infection and hospitalization in a high-ESBL-burden nation.

Water treatment facility aerial view

UN report cites environmental threat of antimicrobial resistance

Discharge from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste can contribute.

Salmonella

Analysis offers an alternative history for ampicillin resistance

Resistance in Salmonella may have begun before the antibiotic was ever used in people.

Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Dec 08, 2017
  • MRSA surveillance limits
  • ESBL prevention
  • Beta-lactamase outbreak
  • Improper therapy for Enterobacteriaceae
  • Candida auris case study
  • Treatment for Candida infections
  • C diff vaccine axed

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