Category: Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use (Stewardship)

Diagnosing and Treating Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis: New Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Author – Dr. Anthony W. Chow, MD. University of British Columbia and Vancouver Hospital Sinus infections cause inflammation of both the sinuses and nasal cavity. The infections can sometimes last for weeks and can be very uncomfortable. They are quite common – in fact, nearly one in seven adults are diagnosed with a sinus infection Read More >

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New Clinical Guidelines for MRSA Treatment

Author – Dr. Catherine Liu Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – both healthcare- and community-associated – has become an enormous public health problem. MRSA is responsible for about 60 percent of skin and soft tissue infections seen in emergency rooms, and invasive MRSA kills about 18,000 Read More >

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How much antibiotic use is too much?

Guest author – Elizabeth Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS, FCCP, BCPS Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist – University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Although this question sounds simple on the surface, answering it is one of the biggest challenges to stewardship programs both old and new.  Unlike our infection prevention colleagues, Read More >

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