#ECCMID2017, post-ECCMID syndrome and One (Infection) Stewardship?

The trip back from a pivotal medical conference such as ECCMID is always a great opportunity to make balance of the huge amount of information received. In my case it has consisted … Continue Reading →


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 →


“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 →


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 →


Is your Infectious Disease or Clinical Micro Service Understaffed? Have a look

By Bojana Beovic Infectious diseases and clinical microbiology specialties have undergone extreme changes in its scope in the last decades. Starting with HIV epidemics, these changes are far from and … Continue Reading →


Have your Say on the Future EU Guidelines on Prudent Use of Antimicrobials in Human Medicine

After the publication of the EU Guidelines for prudent use of antimicrobials in veterinarian medicine in 2015 (see here), commissioned by the European Commission, ECDC received a request from DG-SANTE … Continue Reading →


Using antibiotics responsibly: are we there yet?

By Oliver Dyar A perspective piece on responsible antibiotic use has just been published in Future Microbiology, and the authors include several ESGAP members.   In the article we present … Continue Reading →


Medical liability & antibiotic prescribing #AntibioticLegalMap2016 What do you think?

Are you a senior Infectious Diseases physician or Clinical Microbiologist ? Would you like to help us learn about legal responsibility associated with antibiotic prescribing and advising?   If Yes, … Continue Reading →


Others don´t, but Infectious Diseases Specialists (IDS) Must Bring Data: More Evidence to Support the Value of IDS

By Cèline Pulcini and José Ramón Paño The management of infectious diseases in hospitals is becoming increasingly complex due to several reasons, some of which are: The relationship between hospital-managed … Continue Reading →