News & Perspective

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017

Study: Vancomycin should be go-to drug for severe C diff

The drug may cut all-cause mortality in patients with severe C difficile infection.

Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
Clostridium difficile

New treatment for recurrent C diff shows promise

Two phase 3 trials showed that a human mononoclonal antibody cut recurrence about 40%.

Jan 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 26, 2017

VA antibiotic stewardship
Antimicrobial use in food animals
MDR Staph capitis in NICUs

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Pills on hospital tray

Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff

Though a UK C diff spike was thought to be caused by dirty hospital rooms, that theory proved unlikely.

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 20, 2017

Antiviral-resistant H1N1 flu
Fecal transplants for C diff

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2017

UV light against superbugs
Antibiotic resistance in refugees

Dec 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

News Scan for Dec 22, 2016

Hospital penalties for resistant bugs
Bacterial vs viral infections
Cholera in Yemen

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship metrics
Effective antibiotic stewardship
Chlorhexidine against MRSA

Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Nov 16, 2016

C diff contact precautions
Staph aureus in hog workers
Surgeons and stewardship

Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

ASP News Scan for Nov 11, 2016

Resistance gene frequency
Plasmid-mediated resistance
New CABP antibiotic
ASP impact on C diff rates
Drug-resistant malaria

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