News & Perspective

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

May 08, 2018

May 08, 2018
Gonorrhea bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae

European report warns XDR gonorrhea threatens future treatment

The cases indicate a need for action to preserve the last remaining effective treatment.

Apr 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 27, 2018

Gonorrhea treatment adherence
CRE sepsis trends
Pan-resistant infections in England
Antibiotic development partnership
Mass distribution of azithromycin
Probiotics and CDI
New CARB-X funding
Candida auris risk in Europe
Changing resistance gene
Global antibiotic prescribing
Urinary tract infection treatment
Evolution of colistin resistance
Regional hospital antibiograms

Apr 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 11, 2018

MCR-5 in Chinese pigs
Drug combo shows promise
Infections, antimicrobial use in Scottish nursing homes

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 30, 2018

Statewide hospital stewardship
New class of synthetic antibiotics
Candida auris in Europe
Experimental C diff drug
Urine culture and prescribing
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Resistant Acinetobacter in SE Asia
Infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship
Cornerstones of stewardship
Resistant Acinetobacter in kids
C diff prediction tool
Perceived AMR risk in Germany

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Mute swan

Netherlands, Italy report new avian flu outbreaks

Dutch officials report H5N6 outbreaks in wild birds, and Italy confirms an H5N8 poultry outbreak.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 03, 2017

Livestock-related MRSA
Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs
MRSA vaccine candidate
MCR-1 in pigs
MRSA and patient-sharing
Pneumonia overprescribing
New CARB-X funding
Hospital ASPs
Wales superbug deaths decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 25, 2017

Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 in Dutch chicken
Residents' prescribing
Trial for new antimalarial
Alternatives to carbapenems

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

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