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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 →


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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 →


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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 →


Forgotten antibiotics are like time capsules. Lack of use might have contributed to preserve its value. Now, we need them. Available from https://www.rusticstone.net/all-about-time-capsules-and-plaque-markers/

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 →


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“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 →


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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 →


ESGAP and the European Antibiotic Awareness Day

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 →


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ESGAP meets MURIA. Are you gonna join?

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 →


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Antimicrobial Stewardship at the 7th Southeast European Conference on Chemotherapy an Infection

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 →


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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 →