News & Perspective

Jun 29, 2020

Jun 29, 2020
Extended family playing board game

Study suggests household exposure may increase C difficile risk

Living with a family member with C difficile increased the risk of contracting the disease 12-fold.

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020

News Scan for May 22, 2020

C diff in COVID-19 patients
Pharmacist review for Staph bacteremia
Romaine E coli and cattle proximity
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 18, 2020

Funding for recurrent C diff drug
Antibiotic decline in Spain

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 11, 2020

Nursing home stewardship for UTIs
Funds for rapid susceptibility test
Acid suppressors and C diff

Apr 29, 2020

Apr 29, 2020

News Scan for Apr 29, 2020

New DRC Ebola case
Impact of C diff treatment guidelines
Nigeria Lassa decline

Apr 13, 2020

Apr 13, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 13, 2020

C diff testing stewardship
Improved UK antibiotic prescribing

Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
ESBL bacteria

CDC studies show drop in MDR bacteria, C diff in US hospitals

The findings suggest that prevention efforts, particularly in hospitals, are yielding benefits.

Mar 19, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 19, 2020

Antibiotic allergies in Aussie nursing homes
Drug for recurrent C diff

Mar 18, 2020

Mar 18, 2020

News Scan for Mar 18, 2020

C diff testing intervention
Carbapenem heteroresistance
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Mar 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020
Fecal transplant pills

FDA warns about infections linked to fecal microbiota transplants

The alert comes after 6 patients were infected with diarrhea-causing E coli following FMT.

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