Antibiotic Resistance Perspective

 
 

  • One Thing You Can Do to Be a Better Antimicrobial Steward The World Health Organization has declared that antimicrobial resistance is one of the top ten global public health threats. So what can you do to become a better antimicrobial steward?
  • Serotypes Not in Vaccines Results in Pneumococcal Disease Michael E. Pichichero, MD, discusses his group's findings examining current pneumococcal stereotypes in children.
  • For Many Infections, Source Control Is Key Source control is a primary component of successful management for many infections. Why, then, is it so hard for providers to talk about getting it done?
  • Caught Up in CAUTIs: The Importance of Diagnostic Stewardship Diagnostic stewardship has proven effective in reducing C diff infections. We need diagnostic stewardship for other hospital acquired infections as well.
  • Leadership Needed to Fight Superbugs and Health Inequities A bill before Congress could incentivize the development of new antimicrobials.
  • Think About Antibiotics Like We Think About Chemotherapy Healthcare providers can be somewhat cavalier about ordering antibiotics. Maybe if we thought about antibiotics like we think about chemotherapy, we'd do better with our prescribing practices.
  • Health Quality: Protecting Patients and Clinicians From Medical Errors Medical errors take thousands of lives annually while imposing exorbitant economic costs. Designing more effective and human-centered approaches can improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
  • ECCMID 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECCMID 2022
  • Managing Acne Well   Use one of these fixed-dose combos first. And what about oral contraceptives? Dr Neil Skolnik summarizes the recommendations.
  • Antibiotic Resistance: A COVID-19 Crisis We will eventually emerge from COVID-19, or at least achieve a sense of post-pandemic normalcy, but we must ensure that the pandemic does not pave the way for other infectious agents.
  • WSPID 2022 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from WSPID 2022
  • Pneumonia in the Shadow of COVID-19: They Tried to Make Me Go to Rehab   Recognized experts in acute pulmonary care discuss the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation for patients recovering from CAP, including COVID pneumonia.
  • Pneumonia in the Shadow of COVID-19: In Sickness and in Health   Experts discuss the challenges of managing a patient’s protracted journey from acute pneumonia to pulmonary rehabilitation, including ways to help restore function and independence.
  • Antimicrobials: When 'Short Courses' Are Enough   The days of prescribing 14 days of antibiotics for any infection are over.
  • Antibiotic Use During COVID-19 Stewardship programs are critical for optimizing patient safety, and there are opportunities to optimize antibiotic use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Pneumonia in the Shadow of COVID-19: Along Came COVID   Infectious disease experts describe ways in which COVID pneumonia differs from community-acquired pneumonia and how COVID vaccines may offer protective effects.
  • Inside the Mind of an Infectious Disease Specialist An infectious disease specialist shares her thoughts on how to approach patients with a suspected infection.
  • IDWeek 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from IDWeek 2021
  • ECCMID 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECCMID 2021.
  • Pneumonia in the Shadow of COVID-19   Leading pulmonary specialists from the University of Louisville explain the burden of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults and reflect on complications caused by COVID-19.