New research, presented at ASM Microbe (20—24 June 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA), has suggested that public campaigns have largely been ineffective at reducing antibiotic prescribing.
Only one-third of patients entering the emergency department with a suspected UTIs actually have evidence of infection, however, almost all were treated with antibiotics, according to research presented at ECCMID.
Antimicrobial resistance and sepsis are inherently interconnected issues, but are campaigns for antibiotic stewardship competing against sepsis awareness campaigns with regards to their messages on antibiotic use?
A new survey has reported that nearly half of parents have kept leftover antibiotics, and of these 73% have shared the drugs with other family and non-family.
A new study has identified seven core elements they believe to be fundamental to effective antimicrobial stewardship programs across both high- and low-income settings.