News & Perspective

Feb 20, 2019

Feb 20, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 20, 2019

Nursing home UTI stewardship
Triclosan-induced antibiotic tolerance
Staph clindamycin resistance

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019
Baby with measles

CDC notes multiple outbreaks, 26 new measles cases

The 2019 tally thus far has already surpassed total annual cases for both 2016 and 2017.

Feb 18, 2019

Feb 18, 2019
Baby with fever

Model derived to rule out bacteria in feverish infants

A protocol involving urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count, and procalcitonin levels showed 97.7% sensitivity and 60.0% specificity.

Feb 18, 2019

News Scan for Feb 18, 2019

More MERS infections
US flaccid myelitis cases
H9N2 avian flu case in China
Flu A and B illness differences
Human H3N2 flu challenge
Feb 18, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 18, 2019

Resistant bacteria in farm soil
Geographic MRSA risks
Readmission after C diff

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Doctor holding swab

US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

Feb 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children
Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals
Dental antibiotic stewardship
Antibiotics and pandemic planning
Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDROs in nursing homes, acute care
Feb 15, 2019

News Scan for Feb 15, 2019

More Saudi MERS
Raw turkey Salmonella
Polio in Indonesia, Pakistan
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Feb 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

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