Improvements Needed in Antibiotic Stewardship in the Neonatal Setting
Rate of initiation of empirical early antibiotic therapy remained essentially unchanged from 2009 to 2015.
As infections from drug-resistant microbes continue to rise, the development of new antibiotics has declined since the golden age of antibiotic discovery in the mid-20th century.
Antibiotic use rates in neonatal intensive care units are declining.
Neil Clancy, MD, from the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, shares highlights from ASM Microbe 2018.