Antimicrobial Resistance

Recent News

Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness
Apr 28, 2016
IV antibiotic

Report: Antibiotic stewardship programs lower infections, improve care

A case-study series from the Pew Charitable Trusts profiles the impact of antibiotic stewardship programs, which also include cost savings.

Apr 28, 2016

News Scan for Apr 28, 2016

Memphis measles outbreak
Yellow fever in Africa
Ebola update
Severe adenovirus illnesses
MCR-1 in Brazil’s livestock
Apr 27, 2016
Dairy farm

Gauging threat of ag-related resistant bacteria poses huge challenge

The authors suggest that a focused monitoring program could help fill gaps.

Apr 22, 2016

News Scan for Apr 22, 2016

Pet-related MCR-1 spread
Salmonella outbreak over
US measles death
Plague in cats
Malaria and transfusions
Apr 19, 2016

News Scan for Apr 19, 2016

Public health funding
Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya
New H7N9 cases
MRSA in athletes
Apr 18, 2016

News Scan for Apr 18, 2016

Hospital MERS detection
H7N9 cases in China
Healthcare visits and Ebola
Antimicrobial stewardship
Apr 15, 2016

News Scan for Apr 15, 2016

Ebola vaccine's future
More US flu deaths
US biodefense coordination
WHO dengue vaccine advice
Carbapenem resistance in Europe
Scope infections
Malaria drug resistance
Apr 14, 2016

News Scan for Apr 14, 2016

Antibiotic stewardship guidance
Yellow fever in Angola
MERS hospital outbreak study
Apr 11, 2016

News Scan for Apr 11, 2016

More Saudi MERS
New chikungunya cases
Antibiotic overuse in India

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Albiger B, Glasner C, Struelens MJ, et al. Carbapenem -producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: assessment by national experts from 38 countries, May 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Nov 12;20(45):pii=30062

Alsan M, Schoemaker L, Eggleston K, et al. Out-of-pocket health expenditures and antimicrobial resistance in low-income and middle-income countries: an economic analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 8)

Arcilla MS, van Hattem JM, Matamoros S, et al. Dissemination of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2015 (published online Dec 17)

Ardal C, Outterson K, Hoffman SJ, et al. International cooperation to improve access to and sustain effectiveness of antimicrobials. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Ashworth M, White P, Jongsma J, et al. Antibiotic prescribing and patient satisfaction in primary care in England: cross-sectional analysis of national patient survey data and prescribing data. Br J Gen Pract 2015 (published online Dec 7)

Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, et al. Implementing an antibiotic stewardship program: guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 13)

Benedict KM, Gow SP, McAllister TA, et al. Antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli recovered from feedlot cattle and associations with antimicrobial use. PLoS One 2015 Dec 3;10(12):e0143995

Bitterman R, Geffen Y, Rabino G, et al. Rate of colonization of health care workers by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in an endemic hospital: a prospective study. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published Apr 25)

Bryce E, Grant J, Scharf S, et al. Horizontal infection prevention measures and a risk-managed approach to vancomycin-resistant enterococci: an evaluation. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Jul 16)

Cai T, Nesi G, Mazzoli S, et al. Asymptomatic bacteriuria treatment is associated with a higher prevalence of antibiotic resistant strains in women with urinary tract infections. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Aug 12)

Carmeli Y, Armstrong J, Laud PJ, et al. Ceftazidime-avibactam or best available therapy in patients with ceftazidime-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa complicated urinary tract infections or complicated intra-abdominal injections (REPRISE): a randomised, pathogen-directed phase 3 study. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 20)

Cegielski JP, Kurbatova E, van der Walt M, et al. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcomes in relation to treatment, initial and acquired second-line drug resistance. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 27)

Chou AF, Graber CJ, Jones M, et al. Characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs at Veterans Affairs hospitals: results of a nationwide survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 (published online Feb 24)

Cunha CB, Kassakian SZ, Chan R, et al. Screening of nursing home residents for colonization with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae admitted to acute care hospitals: incidence and risk factors. Am J Infect Control 2015 (published online Nov 26)

Dar OA, Hasan R, Schlundt J, et al. Exploring the evidence base for national and regional policy interventions to combat resistance. Lancet 2015 (published online Nov 18)

Denis B, Lafaurie M, Donal JL, et al. Prevalence, risk factors and impact on clinical outcome of ESBL producing Escherichia coli bacteraemia: a 5 year study. Int J Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 16)

Diaz A, Ortiz DC, Trujillo M, et al. Clinical characteristics of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in ill and colonized children in Colombia. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2016 Mar;35(3):237-41


Du H, Chen L, Tang YW, et al. Emergence of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 31)

EFSA/ECDC. The European Union summary report on antibicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2014. EFSA J 2016 (published online Feb 11)

enterobacteriaceae susceptibility results obtained from surveillance cultures predict the susceptibility of a clinical carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae? Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Mar 24)

Evans DK, Goldstein M, Popova A. Health-care worker mortality and the legacy of the Ebola epidemic. (Letter) Lancet Glob Health 2015 (published online Jul 8)

Falgenhauer L, Waezsada SE, Yao Y, et al. Colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing and carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria in Germany.  (Letter) Lancet Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 8)

Filice GA, Drekonja DM, Thurn JR, et al. Diagnostic errors that lead to inappropriate antimicrobial use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 (published online May 18)

Furin J, Brigden G, Lessem E, et al. Global progress and challenges in implementing new medications for treating multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jan 27)

Glaser P, Martins-Simoes P, Villain A, et al. Demography and intercontinental spread of the USA300 community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus lineage. mBio 2016 Feb 16;7(1):e02183-15

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