News & Perspective

Aug 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017

News Scan for Aug 30, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
New Chagas drug
Avian flu outbreaks
Ebola progression
Cholera in Yemen
High C diff rates

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017

News Scan for Aug 15, 2017

Saudi MERS case
H7N9 in China
Recurrent C diff treatment
Oropouche fever in Brazil
Hendra virus threat
Plant-based polio vaccine

Jul 18, 2017

Jul 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 18, 2017

Antibiotic Rx in England
Fecal transplant effect on UTIs

Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Candida auris in Canada
MCR-1 in Vietnamese hospital

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.

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