News & Perspective

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Apr 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019

Report highlights lack of access to antibiotics

Barriers in many countries limit treatment options and prevent people from getting the antibiotics they need.

Apr 17, 2019

News Scan for Apr 17, 2019

New Saudi MERS case
Antibiotic Rx in Italian preschoolers
Antibiotic use in UK nursing homes

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

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