Stewards Working To Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Stewards Working to Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Abstract Approximately 1 in 25 patients hospitalized in a U.S. acute care hospital has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to over 700,000...
Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards: New Seed Funding Available

A new round of seed funding has been made available for teams working on diagnostic tests to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. The Discovery Awards 2017 will...
Steps to Win the Prize

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – A Prize Approach to Open Innovation

Abstract Background: Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most significant public health threats facing the world. There is a lack of new antibiotics, and the...
World MRSA Day

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial Reflections on World...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...
Antimicrobial Resistance Infographic

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...
Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship: Protecting a Precious Resource

Penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, was discovered in 1928 by the British scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming.  It was further developed for medicinal...
Superbugs

Superbugs : A Primer

The introduction of antibiotics into modern healthcare has added years onto the average lifespan of humans in developed countries. However, the widespread use and...
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Here, There, and Everywhere: How Antibiotic Resistance is Now the Norm

As antibiotic resistance becomes an increasingly urgent global problem, it is important to address how resistance occurs and how it is propagated throughout the general...
Cold or Flu?

Why Antibiotics are not the Answer to your Cold or Flu

Abstract: Colds and flu are viral infections. If you happen to be very unlucky and get the flu, take a break, rest up, and go...
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Global Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are sometimes revered as one of humankind’s greatest discoveries. Thanks to antibiotics, the lives of billions of people have been saved.  The ubiquity of...