News & Perspective

Oct 12, 2018

Oct 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 12, 2018

Antibiotic duration for group B strep
C diff risk and antibiotics
Veterinary pharma controversy

Sep 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 11, 2018

Antibiotics and cough
Piperacillin-tazobactam trial results
Double antibiotic for pneumonia
C diff in food animals

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 31, 2018

C diff testing in the NICU
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
ESBL bacteria in sprouts

Aug 29, 2018

Aug 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 29, 2018

UK FMT C diff guidelines
Pharmacist-led stewardship
Typhoid vaccine as stewardship tool

Jul 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 31, 2018

MDR infection and mortality risk
CARB-X funds C diff drug

Jul 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 17, 2018

C diff treatment comparison
Antifungal stewardship
Funds for resistant UTI

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

Jun 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 25, 2018

Letter-based antibiotic prescribing intervention
CMS proposes less hospital infection reporting

Jun 05, 2018

Jun 05, 2018
Empty hospital room

UV-light cleaning shown to cut superbugs hospital-wide

Adding ultraviolet light to standard room cleaning modestly decreases hospital-wide superbugs.

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