Referrals to SNFs ‘severely limited’ during COVID surge, single-hospital study finds … Antibiotic -resistant infections could be ‘catastrophic’ by 2050: scientists … Treating insomnia with...
Best practices for antibiotic stewardship & infection control in long-term care
Nov 22, 2021
Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 18-24, highlighting the importance of appropriate antibiotic use in fighting the threat of drug...
Multi-drug resistance is rising in urinary E coli, analysis reveals
Jun 23, 2021
The task of finding effective first-line antibiotics for common urinary tract infections is becoming more difficult as antimicrobial resistance rises, a new study suggests.
Antibiotics use spiked in nursing homes early in pandemic, studies find
Mar 16, 2021
Nursing homes saw a big jump in certain antibiotic prescriptions early in the pandemic, and more than half of hospitalized COVID-19 patients received antibiotics in the first six months, researchers say.
PointClickCare adds antibiotic stewardship function
Nov 25, 2020
Senior care software provider PointClickCare has added antibiotic stewardship functionality to its Infection Prevention & Control solution, enabling staff to optimize the use of antibiotic agents via best...
New antibiotic effectively treats complicated UTIs, trial finds
Oct 20, 2020
The new antibiotic cefiderocol (Fetroja) compared favorably with other standard therapies when treating patients with life-threatening drug-resistant infections.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, February 24
Feb 21, 2020
This season’s flu vaccines are 45% effective: CDC … ER patients may care less about a clinician’s race and gender than previously thought … New group of antibiotics hold promise in fight against...
Clinical Briefs for Friday, January 17
Jan 16, 2020
Sleep aid approved for general population may treat insomnia in Alzheimer’s … Probiotic drink could combat antibiotic resistance, say researchers … Eye movement test confirms loss of inhibition in...
Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 13
Jan 10, 2020
Watch the kidneys: Heart disease linked to a higher risk of renal failure … Combining antibiotics may promote resistance, study finds … Could synthetic neuron cells replace those lost to Parkinson’s?...
Also in the News for Thursday, Jan. 11
Jan 11, 2018
CDC maps its 50-state battle against antibiotic resistance with success stories … Geriatric nurses in emergency departments reduce likelihood of inpatient admission … Utah researchers develop...