Recent News

Mar 13, 2017

News Scan for Mar 13, 2017

MERS hospital outbreak
Yellow fever in Rio
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
New chikungunya cases
MDRO screening, isolation
Mar 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 08, 2017

Antibiotics for kids' pneumonia
Post-discharge antibiotics
Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening
Dec 30, 2016

News Scan for Dec 30, 2016

US flu picks up
Cutting antibiotics for pneumonia
Dec 16, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 16, 2016

Community-associated CRE
Antibiotic de-escalation
Multidrug-resistant strep
Nov 22, 2016

News Scan for Nov 22, 2016

Infectious disease deaths
Avian flu in Japan, clade study
Malaria prevention
Nov 14, 2016

News Scan for Nov 14, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya spike
Ventilator pneumonia
New BARDA head
Heater-cooler device probe
Nov 11, 2016

ASP News Scan for Nov 11, 2016

Resistance gene frequency
Plasmid-mediated resistance
New CABP antibiotic
ASP impact on C diff rates
Drug-resistant malaria
Nov 08, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Nov 08, 2016

New CABP antibiotic
ASP impact on C diff rates

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Alari A, Chaussade H, Domenech De Calles M, et al. Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on pneumococcal meningitis cases in France between 2001 and 2014: a time series analysis. BMC Med Genomics 2016 Dec 21;14:211

Alcan AO, Korkmaz FD, Uyar M. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: use of the care bundle approach. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Jul 4)

Amaro R, Sellares J, Polverino E, et al. Previous antibiotics therapy is associated with a lower incidence of septic shock and a lower need for mechanical ventilation in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. J Infect 2017 (published online Jan 24)

Azmi S, Aljunid SM, Maimaiti N, et al.  Assessing the burden of pneumonia using administrative data from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  Int J Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 24)

Belforti RK, Lagu T, Haessler S, et al. Association between initial route of fluoroquinolone administration and outcomes in patients hospitalized for community acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 5)

Ben-Shimol S, Givon-Lavi N, Leibovitz E, et al. The impact of the widespread introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on pneumococcal and non-pneumococcal otitis media. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 25)

Ben-Shimol S, Greenberg D, Givon-Lavi N, et al. Impact of PCV7/PCV13 introduction on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in young children: comparison between meningitis and non-meningitis IPD. Vaccine 2016 (published online Jul 27)

Cabaj JL, Nettel-Aguirre A, MacDonald J, et al. Influence of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in adults with underlying comorbidities in Calgary, Alberta (2000-2013). Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 22)

Cannavino CR, Nemeth A, Korczowski B, et al. A randomized, prospective study of pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia treated with ceftaroline versus ceftriaxone. Pediatr Infect Dis 2016 Jul;35(7):752-9

Carnalla-Barajas MN, Soto-Nogueron A, Sanchez-Aleman MA, et al. Changing trends in serotypes of S. pneumoniae isolates causing invasive and non-invasive diseases in unvaccinated population in Mexico (2000-2014). Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 16)

Chabot DJ, Ribot WJ, Joyce J, et al. Protection of rhesus macaques against inhalational anthrax with a Bacillus anthracis capsule conjugate vaccine. Vaccine 2016 (published online Jun 18)

Chen Y, Mao EQ, Yang YJ, et al. Prospective observational study to compare oral topical metronidazole versus 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate to prevent nosocomial pneumonia. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Jun 14)

Cilloniz C, Ewig S, Gabarrus A, et al. Seasonality of pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia. Respirology 2017 (published online Jan 17)

de C Brandileone MC, Zanella RC, Almeida SCG, et al. Effect of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae among children in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Vaccine 2016 (published online Sep 28)

de St. Maurice A, Schaffner W, Griffin MR, et al. Persistent gender disparities in invasive pneumococcal diseases in the conjugate vaccine era. J Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 30)

Eurich DT, Marrie TJ, Minhas-Sandhu JK, et al. Risk of heart failure after community acquired pneumonia: prospective controlled study with 10 years of follow-up. BMJ 2017 Feb 13;356

Frenck RW Jr, Fiquet A, Gurtman A, et al. Immunogenicity and safety of a second administration of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 5 years after initial vaccination in adults 50 years and older. Vaccine 2016 (published online May 5)

Greenhow TL, Hung YY, Herz A. Bacteremia in children 3 to 36 months old after introduction of conjugated pneumococcal vaccines. Pediatrics 2017 (published online Mar 10)

Guevara M, Barricarte A, Torroba L, Working Group for Surveillance of the Pneumococcal Invasive Disease in Navarra. Direct, indirect and total effects of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on invasive pneumococcal disease in children in Navarra, Spain, 2001 to 2014: cohort and case–control study. Euro Surveill 2016 Apr 7;21(14):pii=30186

Guo L, Li G, Wang J, et al. Suspicious outbreak of ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by Burkholderia cepacia in a surgical intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Mar 20)

Havers F, Bramley AM, Finelli L, et al. Statin use and hospital length of stay among adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online May 10)

Hendriks W, Boshuizen H, Dekkers A, et al. Temporal cross-correlation between influenza-like illnesses and invasive pneumococcal disease in the Netherlands. Influenza Other Respir Viruses 2016 (published online Dec 10)

Hughes GJ, Wright LB, Chapman KE, et al. Serotype-specific differences in short- and longer-term mortality following invasive pneumococcal disease. Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online May 19)

Jacobs DM, Shaver A. Prevalence of and outcomes from Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia among hospitalized patients in the United States, 2009-2012. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 31)

Kalil AC, Metersky ML, Klompas M, et al. Management of adults with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jul 14)

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