News & Perspective

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 07, 2017

Costs of MRSA in Norway
C diff in sandboxes

Jul 05, 2017

Jul 05, 2017
Clostridium difficile

Marked increase seen in multiply recurrent C diff

The sharp rise is independent of known C diff risk factors and occurred across all US regions.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

Jun 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 13, 2017

Antibiotic side effects
Allergy history and pre-op stewardship

Jun 09, 2017

Jun 09, 2017
Doctor washing hands

Findings conflict on C diff rates in acute vs long-term care

One study found that antibiotic use was the main factor driving differences.

Jun 08, 2017

Jun 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 08, 2017

PTZ for ESBL infections
MDR Salmonella in livestock
Vancomycin taper for C diff

Jun 05, 2017

Jun 05, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 05, 2017

MDR Pseudomonas
C diff disinfectants

May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 17, 2017

Stewardship in a small hospital
Stewardship and virology testing
MDR Acinetobacter outbreak

May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 01, 2017

Promising new C diff drug
Antibiotics for strep throat

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Clostridium difficile in petri dish

European studies note high impact, spread of C difficile

Within 2 months of admission, 29% of C diff patients died, compared with 14% of the control group.

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