Recent News

Aug 05, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 05, 2020

Gonorrhea rapid test wins award
Staph bacteremia duration, death
Artemisinin-resistant malaria in Rwanda
Jun 30, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 30, 2020

Funds for CRISPR-based phage treatment
Antimicrobial stewardship in Saudi hospitals
Impact of rapid ID, susceptibility test
Jun 23, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 23, 2020

Rapid blood culture testing
CARB-X funding for antibacterial peptides
Jun 17, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 17, 2020

Antibiotic duration for neonatal sepsis
Funding for rapid resistant-UTI test
May 07, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 07, 2020

IDSA sepsis recommendations
Rapid ID, susceptibility test
Apr 28, 2020

News Scan for Apr 28, 2020

Mass azithromycin distribution in Malawi
Rapid MDR-TB susceptibility test
Flu tapers in Northern Hemisphere
Apr 08, 2020
C-reactive protein test tube

Point-of-care tests for respiratory infections could save UK millions, study finds

The savings could rise significantly if more accurate diagnostic tests were available, the authors say.

Mar 20, 2020
Tube and pipette susceptibility testing

Scientists describe promising rapid tests for antibiotic susceptibility

The phenotypic tests measure nucleic acid in bacteria after exposure to antibiotics.

Mar 18, 2020

News Scan for Mar 18, 2020

C diff testing intervention
Carbapenem heteroresistance
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Mar 16, 2020

News Scan for Mar 16, 2020

US measles cases low
Suboptimal procalcitonin testing

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ahmad R, Xie L, Pyle M, et al. A rapid test for active pulmonary tuberculosis in adult patients with persistent cough. Sci Transl Med 2019 Oct 23;11(515):eaaw8287

Antonelli A, Coppi M, Camarlinghi G, et al. Variable performance of different commercial systems for testing carbapenem susceptibility of KPC carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli. Clin Microb Infect 2019 (published online Aug 16)

Barcellos RB, de Almeida IN, da Silva EC, et al. Multicenter evaluation of TB-SPRINT 59-Plex Beamedex: accuracy and cost analysis. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Dec 10;19:1047

Bhattacharyya RP, Bandyopadhyay N, Ma P, et al. Simultaneous detection of genotype and phenotype enables rapid and accurate antibiotic susceptibility determination. Nat Med 2019 Nov 25;1523:88

Cresswell FV, Tugume L, Bahr NC, et al. Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for the diagnosis of HIV-associated tuberculous meningitis: a prospective validation study. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 7)

Croxatto A, Coste AT, Pillonel T, et al. Evaluation of the BD Phoenix CPO detect test for detection of carbapenemase producers. Clin Microbiol Infect 2019 (published online Oct 18)

Donovan J, Thu DDA, Phu NH, et al. Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra versus Xpert MTB/RIF for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis: a prospective, randomised, diagnostic accuracy study. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 7)

Foolad F, Berlin S, White C, et al. The impact of penicillin skin testing on aztreonam stewardship and cost savings in immunocompromised cancer patients. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 23)

Hostler CJ, Bertumen JB, Park LP, et al. Differences in time-to-testing and time-to-isolation between community-onset and hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile cases at a tertiary care VA medical Center. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Jan 5)

Karaba AH, Blair PW, Martin K, et al. The effects of a systemwide diagnostic stewardship change on West Nile virus disease ordering practices. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 14)

Ko YJ, Kim J, Kim HN, et al. Diagnostic performance of the Xpert Carba-R assay for active surveillance of rectal carbapenemase-producing organisms in intensive care unit patients. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 Jul 29;8:127

MacGowan A, Grier S, Stoddart M, et al. Impact of rapid microbial identification on clinical outcomes in bloodstream infection: the RAPIDO randomised trial. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online Mar 25)

Moore MM, Nucci MJ, Madison SM, et al. Evaluation of a bead-based Salmonella molecular serotyping method for Salmonella isolated from food and environmental samples. J Food Prot 2019 Nov;82(11)

Nasef R, El Lababidi R, Alatoom A, et al. The impact of integrating rapid PCR-based blood culture identification panel to an established antimicrobial stewardship program in the United Arab of Emirates. Int J Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 28)

Schimmel JJ, Haessler S, Imrey P, et al. Pneumococcal urinary antigen testing in US hospitals: a missed opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 7)

Siddiqui S, Brooks MB, Malik AA, et al. Evaluation of GenoType MTBDRplus for the detection of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis on isolates from Karachi, Pakistan. PLOS One 2019 Aug 19;14(8):e0221485

Tadros M, Cabrera A, Matukas LM, et al. Evaluation of MALDITOF MS and Clin Pro Tools as a rapid tool for typing Streptococcus pyogenes. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 11)

Tellapragda C, Hasan B, Antonelli A, et al. Isothermal microcalorimetry minimal inhibitory concentration testing in extensively drug resistant gram-negative bacilli — a multicenter study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online Jan 29)

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