News & Perspective

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2018

MCR-4 in humans
Antibiotics in early pregnancy
Nasal screen for MRSA pneumonia

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 05, 2018

Antibiotic development funds
Intraoperative MRSA transmission

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 29, 2017

Bactericidal vs bacteriostatic drugs
HAI and medical gear

Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 08, 2017

MRSA surveillance limits
ESBL prevention
Beta-lactamase outbreak

Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 17, 2017

Primary care stewardship
No-touch superbug disinfection
Surgical antimicrobial prescribing

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017

News Scan for Nov 03, 2017

Variant flu cases
Livestock-related MRSA
More polio cases
Zika in pregnant women

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