More on Antibiotic Antibiotic Thresholds and Quotas

Some weeks ago we published a post written by José María López-Lozano (see here). The post addressed one of the hottest topics in antimicrobial stewardship, which is the relationship between … Continue Reading →


Cochrane systematic review on antimicrobial stewardship interventions. How do you see the glass?

By Bojana Beovic (ESGAP president) The new Cochrane systematic review of interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients (see here) was published some weeks ago by Peter Davey and his … Continue Reading →


“How to Improve Antibiotic Use in my Hospital: A Practical Introduction to AS” ESGAP-WHO Collaboration

On January 25-26, 2017, ESGAP held its first course in collaboration with WHO/Europe: “How to Improve Antibiotic Use in My Hospital: a Practical Introduction to Antibiotic Stewardship“. The course was … Continue Reading →


Relationship between antibotic use and resistance: Shall we talk about thresholds and quotas?

By Dr. Jose María López-Lozano MD, PhD In a worrisome scenario where not enough new antibiotics are expected to be available in the near future, it is critical to investigate approaches that … Continue Reading →


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 →


Wide Variability in Amoxicillin Dosing among European Countries: Causes and Consequences

  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 →


In the race against antimicrobial resistance, we can not afford forgetting any antibiotic

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 →


“Antibiotic Therapy in Practice”: (successful) course review and details about the 2017 edition

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 →


Bloodstream infections: How do you proceed? Case-vignette based ESGAP/ESGBIS survey

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 →