News & Perspective

May 05, 2017

May 05, 2017

News Scan for May 05, 2017

Minnesota measles
Liberia illness cluster grows
Adult vaccine uptake
Drug resistance in hospitals

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Rotor-Gene Q PCR test

State, regional antibiotic resistance labs aim to boost tracking

A national lab network can identify emerging threats and track resistance trends.

Sep 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 16, 2016

Colistin resistance in France
NDM-1 in Vibrio isolates
MDR-TB cure rates
Multidrug-resistant CRE
MDR pathogens in Syrian kids
New C diff antibiotic
Bacteria in water

Mar 15, 2012

Mar 15, 2012

Groups aim to increase antimicrobial stewardship

(CIDRAP News) – Infectious-disease specialty groups are teaming up to call for increased use of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saying such efforts can help preserve the effectiveness of anti-infective drugs while reducing medical costs.

Mar 06, 2012

Mar 06, 2012

CDC report exposes out-of-hospital C diff threats

(CIDRAP News) – Other healthcare settings besides hospitals play a larger role than previously thought in the spread of sometimes-fatal Clostridium difficile infections, according an analysis today of new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dec 19, 2008

Dec 19, 2008

With H1N1 resistance, CDC changes advice on flu drugs

(CIDRAP News) – Increased resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu), the leading influenza drug, has prompted federal health officials to change their advice about flu treatment, saying clinicians for now should consider using zanamivir (Relenza) or a combination of two drugs for patients suspected of having influenza A.

May 25, 2006

May 25, 2006

Pandemic planning puts ethics in spotlight

(CIDRAP News) – When vaccine supplies are limited, should children, young adults, or seniors move to the front of the line for shots? Is it appropriate to remove one person from a ventilator to put somebody else on the machine?

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