Antimicrobial Stewardship Staffing: Let’s Have the Tiger by the Tail

It is time we got serious about tackling bacterial resistance. Funding priority is given to innovation (new diagnostics and new antibiotics), while ensuring sustainable and sufficient funding of antibiotic stewardship … Continue Reading →


Access, Watch and Reserve Antibiotics in the WHO Essential Medicines List

WHO has released its updated Essential Medicines List, for adults and children (See here). The Antibiotics’ list has been completely updated, and now includes 3 categories, intended to help target … 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 →


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 →


ESGAP and SPILF survey on duration of antimicrobial therapy is open

  ESGAP (the ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies) and SPILF (the French ID society) are launching the AB-Duration survey. Duration of antibiotic therapy is a not completely solved issue for many … Continue Reading →