Diagnostics

Recent News

Jul 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 05, 2018

Carbapenem-resistant E coli in dogs, humans
UK AMR diagnostics group launches
Jun 08, 2018
Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

May 16, 2018
HIV fingerprick test

WHO unveils first essential diagnostic test list

The list offers a way of focusing limited resources toward diagnosing the most common conditions as well as priority diseases.

May 16, 2018

News Scan for May 16, 2018

Pandemic exercise lessons
Saudi MERS case
New rapid rabies test
May 15, 2018

News Scan for May 15, 2018

Funding for rapid UTI test
Global flu holds steady
Infections in TB contacts
May 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 14, 2018

Rapid UTI test
Antibiotics and anaphylaxis
MRSA, MSSA hospital costs
May 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 11, 2018

Rapid diagnostic test for STDs
Free stewardship e-book
Drug maker stewardship program
Apr 04, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 04, 2018

Defensive prescribing
C diff drop with diagnostic stewardship
AMR levels in Cambodian kids
Apr 03, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 03, 2018

Global spread of MCR gene
CARB-X diagnostics funding
Antibiotics and kids' allergies

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Pollock NR, Banz A, Chen X, et al. Comparison of C. difficile stool toxin concentrations in adults with symptomatic infection and asymptomatic carriage using an ultrasensitive quantitative immunoassay. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 17)

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