Antimicrobial Resistance: Burden and Proposed Solutions from a Multidisciplinary Approach (The O’Neill report)

By Leonardo Pagani (ESGAP EC member)   “…even at the current rates, it is fair to assume that over one million people will have died from AMR since I started … Continue Reading →

From development to implementation? The 2016 IDSA Antibiotic Stewardship Guidelines – a personal assessment

By Benedikt Huttner After nine years the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has now published an update of its antibiotic stewardship (ABS) guidelines (in collaboration with SHEA).1,2 ou can … Continue Reading →

All you need (pharmacist, doctor, nurse) to know about preparing and administering parenteral antibiotics

Diluted in 0,9% Sodium Chloride or in 5% Dextrose? Bolus? If not, how fast?   If you struggle finding answers on how to adequately prepare antibiotic parenteral infusions and how to … Continue Reading →

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Medicine

ESGVM (ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology) and ESGAP organize a course on Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Medicine. It will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden 11-12 September 2016. For more … Continue Reading →

Antimicrobial Therapy in Practice. Madrid, November 10-12, 2016. Save the Date #ESGAP #ESCMID

Antibiotics are amongst the most commonly used drugs, and any physician at one time or another will prescribe them. However, while treatment of such infections is becoming increasingly complicated due … Continue Reading →

Proposals of the National French Special Working Group for Keeping Antibiotics Effective

A national Antibiotic plan has been running in France since 2001. The French Ministry of Health set up a multidisciplinary Task force in January 2015, to suggest priority actions to … Continue Reading →

Modelling and meta-analyses of antimicrobial stewardship efficacy. More summaries from #ECCMID2016

  by Guillaume Béraud One of the most interesting sessions I had the opportunity to assist was “Modelling and meta-analyses of antimicrobial stewardship efficacy” which exposed some results involving mathematical … Continue Reading →

Day #4 at #ECCMID2016: Last but not least. @ESGAP_ABS selection of posters & sessions

by Oliver Dyar It was an action-packed day for antibiotic stewardship at ECCMID today, ranging from evolutionary microbiology, to strategies to improve antibiotic use in outpatient and inpatient settings.   … Continue Reading →

ESGAP @ #ECCMID2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Are you going to miss it?

  #ECCMID2016 is about to start. ESGAP (ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) participates in several sessions, which we believe that can be of interest to you.   In addition, we … Continue Reading →

Computerized decision support system as an AMS tool: There is still, a long way to go

    Comment on: Chow et al. Implementation hurdles of an interactive, integrated, point-of-care computerised decision support system for hospital antibiotic prescription. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2016 Feb;47(2):132-9. PMID: 26774157 … Continue Reading →