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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ASP Monthly Quiz

Test your stewardship  knowledge. This quiz focuses on a recent study of Acinetobacter infections in the United States. Complete the April quiz!

IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

House mouse

Study finds pathogenic bacteria, resistance genes in apartment mice

Nearly a quarter of mice carried at least one antibiotic resistance gene.

Fish farm

New UK-Canada initiative focuses on AMR in livestock, aquaculture

The partnership will fund innovative solutions to reduce antimicrobial use.

James Hedrick, PhD

Synthetic polymers show promise against multidrug-resistant microbes

The new molecule can target a wide range of bacteria and doesn't develop resistance.

Scientist holding DNA sequence

Analysis reveals mechanisms behind pan-resistant pathogen

The isolate belongs to a strain of MDR Klebsiella that has spread globally.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Apr 20, 2018
  • More super-resistant gonorrhea
  • Penicillin 'allergy' and prescribing
  • Candida auris in Colombia
  • New colistin resistance gene
  • More MCR-1 in China
  • E coli in Iranian dairy products
  • Colistin stewardship in South Africa
  • Artificial antimicrobial peptide

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