News & Perspective

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship metrics
Effective antibiotic stewardship
Chlorhexidine against MRSA

Oct 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Oct 18, 2016

MRSA acquisition in contacts
Resistant Staph and hog farms

Sep 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2016
MRSA

Report on drug resistance in Canada shows some declines

The report shows antimicrobial resistance mostly stable, with some declines and some worries.

Jul 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 29, 2016

Compliance and MRSA clearance
Costs of MRSA care
MCR-1 in Hong Kong
CRE risk factors
Drug-resistant C coli cluster
Safety labels for fluoroquinolones
Antibiotic overuse for asthma

Jun 05, 2014

Jun 05, 2014

News Scan for Jun 05, 2014

Chikungunya precautions
Salmonella chia recall, new cases
Fourth US vCJD case
MRSA drug approval

Jun 03, 2014

Jun 03, 2014

News Scan for Jun 03, 2014

Regional MRSA variation
Salmonella from snakes, rodents
Polio vaccine for travelers

Nov 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

ECDC warns of rising antibiotic-resistance threat

(CIDRAP News) – New surveillance data in Europe show a steep rise in the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, a drug-resistant issue seen as a growing threat in the United States as well.

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