News, Media, Events and Announcements
Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: Guidelines For Management (2007) Improving the care of adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has been the focus of many different organizations, and several have developed guidelines for management of CAP. Two of the most widely referenced are those of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). In response to confusion regarding differences between their respective guidelines, the IDSA and the ATS convened a joint committee to develop a unified CAP guideline document.
Ensuring prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine: forceful action needed in Europe (Eurosurveillance January 2006) Almost all countries have systems in place that monitor antimicrobial use. Fourteen of the 28 countries reported unhindered access to data on antimicrobial resistance.
Antibiotic consumption and
The annual DANMAP report (Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance
Monitoring and Research Programme, www.danmap.org)
summarises the Danish consumption of antibiotics used for animals and humans, and follows the
development of resistance in bacteria collected from animals, foodstuffs and humans.
New Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines Published (March 2005):
IDSA and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have co-authored new
guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired, ventilator-associated, and health
care-acquired pneumonia. The new guidelines are the first from IDSA, and include major
changes from those published by ATS in 1996
CDC: Screening Reduces Strep B in Infants (June 2004) Screening pregnant women for group B streptococcal bacteria and giving antibiotics to infected mothers-to-be have dramatically reduced the disease in U.S. newborns to the lowest level on record.
Management of Strep Pharyngitis Differs in Adults and Children (April 2004)
Selective use of cultures helps reduce antibiotic use, whereas empirical
antibiotic use in adults with high risk scores leads to substantial use of unnecessary
Eurosurveillance Weekly (3/25/04) : Using the Internet to Educate the Public about
New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media (March 2004)
New clinical practice guidelines issued by the American Academy of
Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians provides primary care physicians
recommendations for the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (AOM) in children
at 2 months to 12 years of age.
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Capital Public Radio (5/30/08): Prescription Drugs at the Swap Meet
ABC News (3/21/08): Chronic Antibiotics for Skin Infections?
ABC News (11/11/04): Health System Struggles Against New Bugs
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