FDA attacks antibiotic resistance with new strategy
September 14, 2018
Four-pronged approach addresses product development, stewardship, surveillance, and science.
NYC outbreak of Candida auris linked to 45% mortality
September 12, 2018
About 45% of Candida auris–infected patients died within 90 days and 98% of patient isolates were found resistant to fluconazole.
SHM aids national infection prevention and control effort
August 10, 2018
SHM was a key partner in the STRIVE program that sought to enhance infection prevention and control efforts.
Primary cirrhotic prophylaxis of bacterial peritonitis falls short
July 9, 2018
A review of prospective data from 308 cirrhotic patients on antibiotic prophylaxis highlights the limitations of this treatment.
CDC concerned about multidrug-resistant Shigella
June 7, 2018
if clinicians need to use antibiotics to treat patients who have Shigella infections, they should monitor these patients carefully.
Antibiotic stewardship in sepsis
May 31, 2018
Antibiotic use is the most important modifiable factor related to development of antibiotic resistance.
MDR Candida auris is on the move
May 24, 2018
MADRID - C. auris made its first appearance in Spain 2 years ago, and infection control specialists are still struggling to eradicate it.
For Gram-negative bacteremias, 7 days of antibiotics is enough
May 20, 2018
MADRID – Two weeks of antibiotic treatment conferred no benefits over 7 days of treatment in patients with Gram-negative bacteremias.
Three days of beta-lactam beat clinically stable CAP
May 19, 2018
For some community-acquired pneumonia patients, short-term antibiotic therapy is a viable alternative to traditional longer courses.
ESBL-resistant bacteria spread in hospital despite strict contact precautions
May 14, 2018
Adherence to strict contact isolation and hand hygiene is never 100% in a real-life scenario.