Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

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Antimicrobial resistance is a critical global public health issue, and antimicrobial stewardship strategies are key to curtailing the problem. CIDRAP's Antimicrobial Stewardship Project provides current, accurate, and comprehensive information on the topic and works to build an online community to address leading issues.

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Medical team consultation aerial view

Pharmacist-led review tied to better antimicrobial prescribing at discharge

The rate of optimal prescribing quintupled with a pharmacist-led intervention.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Illustration of Crohn's disease

Antibiotics linked to inflammatory bowel disease in older adults

"Maybe there's something in the microbiome that antibiotics are doing that's priming an individual..."

Medical team consultation aerial view

Pharmacist-led review tied to better antimicrobial prescribing at discharge

The rate of optimal prescribing quintupled with a pharmacist-led intervention.

Pneumococci bacteris growing in blood culture

Diagnostic stewardship tied to fewer blood cultures, antibiotics in sick kids

Blood culture rate fell 33%, and broad-spectrum antibiotic use dropped 13% in PICUs.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis illustration

WHO calls for shorter drug course for resistant TB

Patients with antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis can be treated with a 6-month, all-oral regimen, the agency says.

child vax

Antibiotic use in young children tied to reduced vaccine response

Earlier studies in animals and adults suggested a link between antibiotic use and vaccine response, and these are the first findings in children.

Drug-resistant fungus could be spreading from the environment to the clinic

Research suggests exposure to fungicides is promoting resistance in Aspergillus fumigatis.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

May 13, 2022
  • Hospital C difficile intervention
  • Diet and antibiotic resistance
  • Antimicrobial use during COVID
  • Australian AMR group
  • Community hospital antibiotic stewardship

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