News & Perspective

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

New antibiotic combo may be option for hospital pneumonia

A phase 3 trial shows ceftazidime-avibactam "non-inferior" to meropenem.

Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Chest auscultation stethoscope

Study says 4 factors could aid pneumonia diagnosis, cut antibiotics

Fever, crackling in the lungs, high pulse, and low blood oxygen may be predictive.

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.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Child pneumonia patient

Study: Azithromycin overprescribed for kids' pneumonia

Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.

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.

Oct 13, 2017

Oct 13, 2017

News Scan for Oct 13, 2017

Vaccine attack in Syria
El Nino and Zika
Detecting congenital Zika
MDR pneumonia

Sep 18, 2017

Sep 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 18, 2017

Resistant E coli clone in kids
New pneumonia antibiotic
UK strep guidelines

Aug 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 31, 2017

Respiratory viral testing for pneumonia
Antiseptic resistance genes in Turkey

Jul 28, 2017

Jul 28, 2017

News Scan for Jul 28, 2017

Avian flu outbreaks
Zika vaccine deal
US pneumonia burden
NICU stewardship
Cholera in Somalia

May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 11, 2017

Potential Candida auris drug
Prehistoric enterococci
Non-susceptible pneumococcus

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