News & Perspective

Jan 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16, 2019
Dermatoscope for acne

Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

Jan 16, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 16, 2019

Stewardship in pediatric surgery
MRSA decline in Germany

Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
Pills in blister pack

Allergic to penicillin? Review calls for deeper probe

The review recommends categorizing patients into low-, medium-, and high-risk.

Jan 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 15, 2019

Antibiotic resistance on pig farms
Resistance genes in Bolivian river

Jan 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 14, 2019

Stewardship in English hospitals
Whiff of C diff in pets
Fecal microbiota transplant trial

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Older doctor writing prescription

Study finds late-career docs prescribe longer antibiotic courses

Late-career docs were 50% more likely to prescribe long courses than younger docs.

Jan 11, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 11, 2019

US XDR typhoid cases
ICU Klebsiella stewardship
Antimicrobials in European chickens
MCR-1 in Wyoming
CDC alert over Mexico infections
Highly resistant gonorrhea in the UK
Penicillin allergy testing
Antibiotics and joint replacement
MDR Shigella in Australia
Resistant-infection alert in RI
Jan 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2019

US XDR typhoid cases
ICU Klebsiella stewardship
Antimicrobials in European chickens

Jan 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 10, 2019

MCR-1 in Wyoming
CDC alert over Mexico infections

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