News & Perspective

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A Cochrane Review finds use of the biomarker reduced mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections

Oct 16, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2017

Drug-non-susceptible gonorrhea
Novel antibiotic resistance genes

Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 13, 2017

MDR pneumonia
ASPs in long-term care
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Antimicrobial restrictions
New CARB-X funding
Preoperative antibiotics
MCR-1 in US, China patients
MDROs in nursing homes
Infections in African kids
Antibiotics for bloodstream infection
Oct 13, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Flu in US and Europe
Avian flu in Europe, Asia

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 12, 2017

ASPs in long-term care
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Antimicrobial restrictions
New CARB-X funding

Oct 10, 2017

Oct 10, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 10, 2017

MCR-1 in US, China patients
MDROs in nursing homes
Infections in African kids

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Oct 06, 2017

News Scan for Oct 06, 2017

Polio in Syria
Plague in Madagascar
More Cyclospora
Antimicrobial use in Danish animals
Oct 06, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 06, 2017

H3N2v cases in 2 states
CDC eyes H7N9 threat

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