Diagnostics

Recent News

Jul 22, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 22, 2022

McDonald's antibiotic shift
Rapid antimicrobial susceptibility test
Jun 17, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 17, 2022

XDR gonorrhea in Austria
Unnecessary antibiotics for respiratory infections
Diagnostic app for superbugs
May 05, 2022
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.

May 02, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 02, 2022

Primary care antibiotic stewardship
Follow-up blood culture and antibiotic use
Apr 11, 2022
Scientist performing Gram staining in lab

'Time-honored' technique could guide choice of pneumonia antibiotics

Gram stain–guided therapy safely cut broad-spectrum antibiotics in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Mar 24, 2022

News Scan for Mar 24, 2022

NFL games and COVID-19 county spread
PCR Strep tests and antibiotic use
Feb 08, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 08, 2022

Procalcitonin testing and antibiotic use
Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea in UK
Jan 19, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 19, 2022

Phage therapy for fracture-related infection
New rapid diagnostic test
Jan 11, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2022

Antibiotic pipeline analysis
Diagnostics collaboration
Dec 07, 2021

News Scan for Dec 07, 2021

Unneeded tests for fungal disease
CDC on H5N6 avian flu risk
Fish Salmonella outbreak
French lab worker CJD death

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Kenaa B, O'Hara NN, O'Hara LM, et al. Understanding healthcare provider preferences for ordering respiratory cultures to diagnose ventilator associated pneumonia: a discrete choice experiment. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 2022 Jul 15;2(1):e120

Yadav H, Shah D, Sayed S, et al. Availability of essential diagnostics in ten low-income and middle-income countries: results from national health facility surveys. Lancet Glob Health 2021 Oct 6;9(11):e1553-60

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