News & Perspective

Nov 06, 2017

Nov 06, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

Antibiotic course often too long in pneumonia patients

More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Sep 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017
Fireman amidst smoke

Pneumonia vaccine gaps found in adults with work-related asthma

Only 54% of US workers with asthma had received the recommended pneumococcal vaccine.

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

News Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Texas expands Zika testing
Global respiratory disease burden

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017
shower head

CDC: Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases could be prevented

Poorly maintained water systems are typically to blame, and those in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable.

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 11, 2017

Potential Candida auris drug
Prehistoric enterococci
Non-susceptible pneumococcus

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 20, 2017

Novel antibiotic target
Penicillin-resistant pneumonia

Jan 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016

News Scan for Dec 30, 2016

US flu picks up
Cutting antibiotics for pneumonia

Dec 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 16, 2016

Community-associated CRE
Antibiotic de-escalation
Multidrug-resistant strep

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