News & Perspective

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Hospitalized child with IV

Too many hospitalized kids get preventive antibiotics

Nearly a third of hospitalized children get drugs to prevent, not treat, bacterial infections.

Mar 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 23, 2018

Contact precautions and resistance
Antimicrobial use on farms
CARB-X funds antibiotic candidate
Resistance surveillance in poor nations
MDR-TB treatment outcomes
New stewardship e-book
Sepsis, diagnostics technology
Resistant TB in Europe
Appropriate C diff testing
Fast sepsis detection

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
Pills and money

Price to pay: Antibiotic-resistant infections cost $2 billion a year

Resistance adds nearly $1,400 to the bill for treating a bacterial infection in the US.

Mar 22, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 22, 2018

CARB-X funds antibiotic candidate
Resistance surveillance in poor nations
MDR-TB treatment outcomes

Mar 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 21, 2018

New stewardship e-book
Sepsis, diagnostics technology

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 20, 2018

Resistant TB in Europe
Appropriate C diff testing
Fast sepsis detection

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

Study: Non-antibiotic drugs affect gut bacteria, could promote resistance

More than 200 non-antibiotic drugs inhibited growth in at least 1 strain of gut bacteria.

Mar 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 16, 2018

MCR-4, MCR-5 in China
Award for blood infection test
Antibiotics and Staph biofilms
VRE bacteremia treatment
Drug-resistant bacteria in urine
Infection risk tool and stewardship
Multidrug resistance in Ghana

Mar 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018
Medical team at hospital bed

ID consults tied to lower death rates in MDR infections

With some multidrug-resistant bacteria, having infectious disease consults cut death rates 52% to 59%.

Mar 15, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 15, 2018

MCR-4, MCR-5 in China
Award for blood infection test
Antibiotics and Staph biofilms

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