News & Perspective

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
Urine test

Hospital intervention cuts unneeded UTI tests

Altering electronic ordering for urinary tract infection tests was associated with a 45% reduction in urine cultures.

Feb 22, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 22, 2019

Antibiotic Rx for skin infections
MCR-1, MCR-3 hybrid E coli
XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic
Nursing home UTI stewardship
Triclosan-induced antibiotic tolerance
Staph clindamycin resistance
Resistant bacteria in farm soil
Geographic MRSA risks
Readmission after C diff
Feb 22, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2019

Antibiotic Rx for skin infections
MCR-1, MCR-3 hybrid E coli

Feb 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019
Patient receiving IV therapy

Plazomicin for tough infections: a tale of 2 clinical trials

Approved for URI but not CRE, the drug might offer off-label prospects for the latter.

Feb 21, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2019

XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic

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
Pregnant woman

Antifungal drug during pregnancy tied to miscarriage, birth defects

Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.

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

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

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 15, 2019

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

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