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Who are the defenders against antimicrobial resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Nearly 2 million Americans per year develop hospital-acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths — the majority of which are caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Resistance...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The Interactive Program is now available to help plan your itinerary for IDWeek! The Interactive Program contains information about the IDWeek sessions, speakers, and CME/MOC credit — all the details you need to get the most out...

source: SHEA

European health officials are warning that high and rising prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in certain countries could pose a healthcare threat across the continent.

source: CIDRAP

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that the agency is considering new ways to spur antibiotic development, including changing the method of reimbursement for new antibiotics that meet critical public health needs.

source: CIDRAP

One of the most fascinating studies presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology delved into infection prevention and control gaps at critical access hospitals.

source: Contagion Live

Nurse practitioners may be less likely to inappropriately prescribe antibiotics than physicians, according to data from the athenahealth network. To determine how NPs and MDs differed in their prescribing habits, athenahealth looked...

source: Becker's Hospital Review

Research has shown that feedback on antimicrobial prescribing practices can reduce prescription rates, according to researchers. In a recent survey, most inpatient providers said they would prefer to receive feedback on a quarterly basis through email.

source: Healio


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