How can you help clinicians prescribe antibiotics more appropriately ? Change the system and simplify their choice!
Selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test results is one possible laboratory-based antibiotic stewardship intervention, illustrating the ‘less is more‘ concept. A recently published ESGAP-EUCIC-EUCAST survey showed that selective reporting was implemented in … Continue Reading →
10 minutes e-learning: management of primary care patients with acute cough (while reducing unnecessary antibiotic use)
This e-learning resource from TRACE and The Tipping Point features a 10 minute review of the 8 elements for an effective consultation. It challenges you to unlock the related patient booklet ‘Caring for coughs’. . … Continue Reading →
A recent ESGAP survey shows that wide variations (2 to 4-fold differences) exist between European countries in dosing recommendations for amoxicillin. These variations may partly explain the differences in … Continue Reading →
By Celine Pulcini (ESGAP EC member) In 2011, the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP) performed a study which showed that 22 out of 33 old but potentially useful … Continue Reading →
By Miquel Ekkelenkamp From November 10th to 12th, in the heart of sunny Madrid, 55 international participants attended the second ESGAP-sponsored course “Antibiotic Therapy in Practice”. The course was organized … Continue Reading →
ESGAP (the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) and ESGBIS (the ESCMID Study Group for Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis) are launching the ESGAP/ESGBIS Bloodstream infection survey, and we would be … Continue Reading →
On the occasion of ECDC’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day and WHO’s Antibiotic Awareness Week ESGAP and EUCIC are releasing a special Newsletter (see here). A number of activities organised by … Continue Reading →
By Jeroen Schouten (ESGAP EC member) MURIA stands for Medicines Utilisation Research in Africa. MURIA grew out of discussions during the World Congress of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology in … Continue Reading →
ESGAP was represented at the 7th Southeast European Conference on Chemotherapy and Infection (SEEC), held in Sibiu, Romania on 13-15 October 2016. ESGAP organized a session on new antibiotics … Continue Reading →
Antimicrobial resistance at the highest political level: the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
By Bojana Beovic Antimicrobial resistance was discussed at the United Nations General Assembly (#UNGA) held on September 21, 2016. For the first time the leaders of 193 Member States agreed for a … Continue Reading →