News & Perspective

Sep 06, 2019

Sep 06, 2019
Spaniel sniffing hospital chair

C diff sniffers: Scent-tracking dogs help hospitals track superbug

More than 80% of the dogs' positive findings are in the general hospital environment.

Sep 04, 2019

Sep 04, 2019

News Scan for Sep 04, 2019

More Ebola cases, deaths
Pharmacist-led outpatient stewardship
VRE risks in C diff treatment
Cultural influence on prescribing

Sep 03, 2019

Sep 03, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 03, 2019

Group A Strep vaccine candidate
Value of pre-op urine tests
Stewardship training for medical residents

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Study: Genetic adaptations primed C diff for hospital transmission

Genomic analysis suggests C difficile strains that have spread in hospitals belong to an emerging species.

Jul 25, 2019

Jul 25, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 25, 2019

Cost of hospital C diff
MCR-1, MCR-3 E coli combo
New resistant Pseudomonas cases

Jun 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019
Gut microbiome

FDA issues alert after fecal microbiota transplant death

One patient is dead and one ill after contracting drug-resistant E coli after FMT.

Jun 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 14, 2019

Nebraska superbug warning
Urine culture stewardship
Candida auris spread

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 24, 2019

Fecal transplant cost savings
Delayed antibiotics for CRE infections
Antibiotic development collaboration

Apr 05, 2019

Apr 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 05, 2019

Animal antibiotics legislation
Panning prophylactic azithromycin
Staphylococcus breakpoints
Antibiotics for flu in young kids
Pediatric C diff risk factors

Mar 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019
C difficile

Phase 2 data boost new drug for preventing C diff infections

The drug cut the incidence of C difficile by 2.4 percentage points—a 71% relative risk reduction.


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