News & Perspective

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 31, 2018

C diff testing in the NICU
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
ESBL bacteria in sprouts
Antibiotic resistance risk factors
Business case for stewardship
UK FMT C diff guidelines
Pharmacist-led stewardship
Typhoid vaccine as stewardship tool
Web training for antibiotic stewardship
Chest x-ray and pneumonia
New antibiotic for intra-abdominal infections
Bedaquiline for MDR-TB
Australian stewardship study

Aug 17, 2018

Aug 17, 2018

Flu Scan for Aug 17, 2018

More H1N2v flu cases
Flu vaccine and narcolepsy
Avian flu outbreaks in Europe

Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 06, 2018

Global access to antibiotics without prescription
New MDR E coli clone
Carbapenem-resistant E coli in dogs, humans
UK AMR diagnostics group launches
Rising gram-negative resistance in Europe
MCR-1 in hospital-associated E coli
Audit and feedback in the ICU
Clinical decision support tool aids stewardship

Jun 01, 2018

Jun 01, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 01, 2018

Selection list for antibiotic Rx
Antibiotic consumption calculator
VIM-producing Pseudomonas
Multidrug resistance in France
Antibiotics and protein production
European antibiotic use
NICU Stewardship
Modified urine-culture reports
Stewardship in PharmD curricula
Fatal Elizabethkingia and prescribing

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Wild pintail duck

H5N2, H5N8 avian flu viruses surface in US

The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands

MERS reaches Netherlands; 2 Florida patients cleared

In addition to the Dutch MERS case, Saudi Arabia reports 16 new infections.

Apr 01, 2013

Apr 01, 2013

China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.

Jan 30, 2013

Jan 30, 2013

Study finds post-H1N1-vaccination rise in narcolepsy in 3 nations

(CIDRAP News) – A large study of narcolepsy background rates in six European countries before and after 2009 H1N1 pandemic vaccine campaigns confirmed increases in Finland and Sweden—the two countries that first reported the problem—but also detected a rise in Denmark.

Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

CDC sees mixed flu picture, remaining threat for seniors

(CIDRAP News) – Deaths from pneumonia and flu in the United States rose sharply last week, with a rise in hospitalizations that continues to hit older people the hardest, though other disease indicators showed declines, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Dec 28, 2012

Dec 28, 2012

Flu markers keep climbing in US and Europe

Editor's Note: The fourth paragraph was revised on Jan 2 to clarify the current situation regarding H3N2 dominance.

(CIDRAP News) – US influenza activity continued its ascent last week, judging from the high volumes of patients seeking care for the disease at doctors' offices, while flu indicators in Europe showed a clear spike, according to the latest surveillance reports.

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