Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

About ASP 

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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ASP Monthly Quiz

Test your stewardship knowledge! This month's quiz is based on new data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Monitoring System, which found that fewer resistant organisms were identified in organic meat. Take the June quiz!

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Hope amid challenging times for antibiotic developers

"While we're highlighting urgency, we're also showing opportunities and glimmers of hope," says report author.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

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Hope amid challenging times for antibiotic developers

"While we're highlighting urgency, we're also showing opportunities and glimmers of hope," says report author.

Superbugs

WHO reveals new global antibiotic resistance data, more concerns

With more nations reporting data, troubling trends emerge, especially in low-resource nations.

Global travelers acquire destination-specific resistance genes

Dutch travelers to Asia, Africa acquired 56 unique antimicrobial-resistance genes.

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More evidence of frequent antibiotic use noted in COVID patients

Only 13% had bacterial infections, but 85% received one or more antibiotics.

Four weeks of antibiotics for kids' chronic cough no better than 2, study finds

But the results also show some children may benefit from longer therapy.

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Fewer drug-resistant microbes found in organic meat

The rate of multidrug-resistant organisms in organic meat was more than 50% lower than in conventional.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Jun 18, 2021
  • Longer than necessary antibiotic prescriptions
  • Phase 1 trial for new antibiotic
  • MDROs in COVID patients
  • Antibiotic use on UK pig farms
  • Antibiotic development legislation
  • Shorter regimen for drug-susceptible TB

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