News & Perspective

Apr 16, 2019

Apr 16, 2019
Laboratory scientist

Achaogen bankruptcy raises worry over antibiotic pipeline

The antibiotic market is broken, one expert said. "Policymakers must take this as a clarion call to act now."

Apr 16, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 16, 2019

Antibiotic prescribing and outcomes
Hotel-related superbug colonization

Apr 15, 2019

Apr 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 15, 2019

AMR and climate change
MDR pathogens in petting zoos
Drug-resistant bloodstream infections
MDRO on patients' hands
Europe-Duke joint venture

Apr 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

UK study: Emergency room UTI diagnosis often lacks evidence

Antibiotics were offered for 91% of UTI patients, but only 36% had clinical or lab evidence of one.

Apr 12, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 12, 2019

Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma
MRSA rapid tests
Penicillin allergy mislabeling
New York MCR-1 E coli cases
Outpatient antibiotics in Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019
Nurse silhouette on curtain

Resistant microbes commonly found on hospital privacy curtains

MDRO contamination rates ranged from 11.9% to 28.5% across 6 facilities.

Apr 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 11, 2019

Macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma
MRSA rapid tests
Penicillin allergy mislabeling

Apr 10, 2019

Apr 10, 2019
Candida auris

Novel antifungal shows early promise against Candida auris

Though success has been shown in only 2 patients, recruitment of more patients is under way.

Apr 09, 2019

Apr 09, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 09, 2019

New York MCR-1 E coli cases
Outpatient antibiotics in Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2019

Apr 08, 2019
Telemedicine via smart phone

Study finds high rate of antibiotic prescribing in kids' telemedicine visits

New study shows that children with acute respiratory infections were more likely to receive an antibiotic via telemedicine.

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