Most office-based physicians who provide STI services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis.
The FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee voted in favor of approval of cefiderocol for the treatment of complicated UTIs including pyelonephritis.
A rare case of Streptococcus pluranimalium bacteremia causing infective endocarditis and brain abscess was reported in IDCases. Infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium of the heart that is most commonly observed in patients with underlying risk factors. There have been few cases of infective endocarditis in humans secondary to S pluranimalium as this…
As a result of retrospective identification of inappropriate use of antibiotics, antimicrobial stewardship is a growing area of concern and research in medicine. This was clearly demonstrated via a plethora of poster presentations on this topic at IDWeek 2019.
A shorter course of antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated gram-negative bloodstream infections appears to be as effective as long-course antibiotic treatment.
Patients with bloodstream infection due to Klebsiella aerogenes had poor clinical outcomes relative to Enterobacter cloacae complex.
Lefamulin appears to be noninferior in safety and efficacy compared with moxifloxicin in the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
A new scoring system for Drug Resistance in Pneumonia (DRIP) has demonstrated efficacy in improving pneumonia-related prescription trends, including a significant drop in broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions.
Ceftazidime-avibactam was highly active against a large collection of gram-negative bacteria isolated from patients with complicated urinary tract infections.
Researchers conducted a Phase 3 trial of patients with community acquired bacterial pneumonia and diabetes to compare delafloxacin treatment with moxiflocacin.
Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines and policies should be revised for ophthalmic infections in the United Kingdom.
No net benefit seen for screening, treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria for nonpregnant adults
Automating the workflow and tracking an antimicrobial stewardship program by customizing electronic medical records may decrease antimicrobial usage.
Researchers found data from a 10-year retrospective cohort study that showed azithromycin therapy for children with asthma was not associated with hospital readmission or length of stay.
Once-daily oral omadacycline was noninferior to twice-daily oral linezolid in adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
A small but clinically significant portion of Staphylococcus aureus isolates with reduced vancomycin susceptibility also demonstrated reduced susceptibility to telavancin and daptomycin.
Risk significantly increased for current use and recent use, but not past use within 61 to 365 days
New antibiotics indicated to treat carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections were prescribed in only 35% of CRE infections.
Healthcare professionals may inappropriately order urine cultures for patients with catheters, on the basis of subjective signs rather than evidence-based guidelines.
HCV-viremic kidneys are increasingly being used for transplants and seem to have good one-year outcomes.