News & Perspective

Jan 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 31, 2017

Resistance genes in estuaries
Antibiotic use in travelers

Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 30, 2017

Azithromycin in pregnancy
Antibiotics boost bacterial reproduction

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
MCR-1 culture

Studies show spread of MCR-1 gene in China

The findings are a sign the gene has spread widely in community and healthcare settings throughout the country.

Jan 27, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 27, 2017

VA antibiotic stewardship
Antimicrobial use in food animals
MDR staph capitis in NICUs
MRSA in med students
Cost of MRSA screening
Antibiotic for bacteremia, endocarditis

Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
Clostridium difficile

New treatment for recurrent C diff shows promise

Two phase 3 trials showed that a human mononoclonal antibody cut recurrence about 40%.

Jan 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 26, 2017

VA antibiotic stewardship
Antimicrobial use in food animals
MDR Staph capitis in NICUs

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Pills on hospital tray

Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff

Though a UK C diff spike was thought to be caused by dirty hospital rooms, that theory proved unlikely.

Jan 25, 2017

News Scan for Jan 25, 2017

Saudi MERS case
WHO director candidates
Seoul virus alert
MRSA in med students

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

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Cow closeup

Farm antibiotics: Does new FDA policy go far enough?

Experts say the policy may not have a huge impact and worry about how it's interpreted.

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