News & Perspective

Oct 16, 2018

Oct 16, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2018

C difficile on hospital bed sheets
Colistin resistance diagnostics
Dearth of point-of-care tests
New-antibiotic distribution

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018
Smart phone microbe diagnostics

Smartphone-based test shows promise for rapid UTI diagnosis

Research on the device indicates it has the potential to provide quick, low-cost diagnostics.

Sep 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018
DNA test genetic sequencing

Study heralds genetic era of TB drug susceptibility testing

Whole-genome sequencing could lead to faster, more accurate resistance testing.

Sep 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 17, 2018

Azithromycin resistance in N gonorrhoeae
UK antibiotic prescribing
Viral diagnostic shows promise
MDR urinary tract infections

Aug 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018

News Scan for Aug 28, 2018

MERS vaccine partnership
Molecular TB testing
H5N1 avian flu in Malaysia
Aug 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 28, 2018

New antibiotic for intra-abdominal infections
Web training for antibiotic stewardship
Chest x-ray and pneumonia

Aug 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2018

Recall of diagnostic test
Stewardship in dialysis clinics
MDRO risk factors in Brazil

Jul 05, 2018

Jul 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 05, 2018

Carbapenem-resistant E coli in dogs, humans
UK AMR diagnostics group launches

Jun 08, 2018

Jun 08, 2018
Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

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