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Weekly digest: New global resistance report, CDDEP research on clindamycin resistance in MSSA, and online stewardship course

Weekly digest: New global resistance report, CDDEP research on clindamycin resistance in MSSA, and online stewardship course

Weekly digest: Superbugs on Frontline, a new CDDEP study on antibiotic prescriptions, and antibacterial honey is put to the test

25 Oct 2013

Author: Elyse Franko

A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

– See more at: https://cddep.org/blog/posts/weekly_digest_superbugs_frontline_new_cddep_study_antibiotic_prescriptions_and_antibacter#sthash.WqPhcoMo.dpuf

Weekly digest: Superbugs on Frontline, a new CDDEP study on antibiotic prescriptions, and antibacterial honey is put to the test

25 Oct 2013

Author: Elyse Franko

A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

– See more at: https://cddep.org/blog/posts/weekly_digest_superbugs_frontline_new_cddep_study_antibiotic_prescriptions_and_antibacter#sthash.WqPhcoMo.dpuf

A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

The Lancet Infectious Diseases this week released a report on the global state of antibiotic resistance, co-authored by CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan. [The Lancet Infectious Diseases]

Ramanan Laxminarayan was quoted speaking about proper antibiotic use on the Walgreens Stay Well Blog. [Walgreens Stay Well Blog]

CDDEP research published this week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that certain strands of clindamycin-resistant MSSA are prevalent in the U.S. Northeast. [CDDEP

Weekly digest: Superbugs on Frontline, a new CDDEP study on antibiotic prescriptions, and antibacterial honey is put to the test

25 Oct 2013

Author: Elyse Franko

A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

– See more at: https://cddep.org/blog/posts/weekly_digest_superbugs_frontline_new_cddep_study_antibiotic_prescriptions_and_antibacter#sthash.WqPhcoMo.dpuf

Promoting antimicrobial stewardship programs and education can play a key role in the war on antimicrobial resistance, according to Dr. Stan Deresinski, a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and the medical director of the university s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Dr. Deresinski s course, Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Stewardship, went online today at Coursera. [CDDEP, Coursera]

The Lancet this week published a Global Investment Framework for Women s and Children s Health, which will be part of the upcoming report by the Commission on Investing in Health, of which CDDEP is secretariat. [WHO]

Maryn McKenna blogger at Wired’s Superbug blog and a columnist for the Scientific American imagines what life might be like in the post-antibiotic era in Medium. [Medium]

Scientific American blogs about CDC s Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. [Scientific American]

A study published by affiliates of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership in the journal PLOS ONE tracks a successful surgical antibiotic use intervention in a government-run hospital in Kenya. [PLOS ONE

The Wall Street Journal reports on the problem of misdiagnoses in medicine, including which ones happen most frequently, how common they are, and their impact on patients. [WSJ]

Livemint writes an informational article on tuberculosis and the importance of adhering to the extended treatment regimen required for the illness. [Livemint]

A report from health officials in the UK says that getting vaccinated is a civic duty. [The Independent]

The European Commission launches 15 new research projects to fight drug-resistant bacteria. [Euractiv]

WSJ writes on the need to redesign hospital rooms so that they cut infection rates, and on the effective use of probiotics – like those found in yogurt – to help prevent infections in patients taking antibiotics. [WSJ, WSJ]

 

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