News & Perspective

Dec 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018

News Scan for Dec 28, 2018

Staph decolonization in the NICU
Saudi MERS overview

Dec 27, 2018

Dec 27, 2018
NIH clinical center

Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Heart, aorta, blood vessels

FDA: Fluoroquinolones may cause aortic rupture in some

People at risk include those with a history of aortic aneurysm or blockages of other blood vessels and patients with high blood pressure.

Dec 21, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic
Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff
Drop in children's antibiotic use
C difficile in toilet water

Dec 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Beef cattle

FDA reports major drop in antibiotics for food animals

Sales and distribution of medically important antibiotics for livestock decreased by 33% last year and 43% since their peak.

Dec 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 19, 2018

Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff

Dec 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018
Raw whole chicken

Major firms agree to 'framework' for antibiotic stewardship in animals

The plan doesn't mandate limits on use or set goals, instead focusing on principles.

Dec 17, 2018

Dec 17, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 17, 2018

Drop in children's antibiotic use
C difficile in toilet water

Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 14, 2018

Staph bacteria in hog workers
CRP testing in Thailand, Myanmar
Preop screening for silent bacteriuria
Susceptibility testing platforms
De-escalation and patient outcome
Highly concerning ICU sepsis
Resistant Klebsiella in pets, people
Dec 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 14, 2018

Staph bacteria in hog workers
CRP testing in Thailand, Myanmar
Preop screening for silent bacteriuria

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