News & Perspective

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 27, 2016

Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella
Copper oxide and HAIs

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 14, 2016

Carbapenem-resistant A baumannii
Fewer hospital-acquired infections
Proton-pump inhibitors and ESBL-E

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016

News Scan for Dec 08, 2016

Illinois Elizabethkingia probe
Mumps in highly vaccinated group
Lab security threats from insiders
Drug-resistant TB meningitis

Nov 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016
Starting an IV line

Probe finds central-line infections still problematic in US hospitals

Though the CDC reported good progress earlier this year, central-line infections remain a key problem.

Nov 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

News Scan for Nov 14, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya spike
Ventilator pneumonia
New BARDA head
Heater-cooler device probe

Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
hospital ventilator

WHO details recent Saudi hospital MERS cluster

The WHO's update on 13 cases reported from Saudi Arabia also includes a pair of household contacts and some cases with camel exposure.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Nov 04, 2016

Nov 04, 2016

ASP News Scan for Nov 04, 2016

Antibiotics in waste water
MDR-TB in West Africa
Antibiotics and sepsis
Pediatric fluoroquinolone guidelines
Antiseptic-linked colistin resistance
Nursing home ASP guide
ASPs in small community hospitals
ID consults

Nov 03, 2016

Nov 03, 2016
Surgery

WHO guidance says no routine post-surgery antibiotics

The WHO says preventive antibiotics should be used before and during surgery but not after.

Nov 01, 2016

Nov 01, 2016

News Scan for Nov 01, 2016

WHO details MERS cases
Weather factors and flu
Contaminated robot surgery tools

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