CIDRAP-ASP a brilliant repository for antimicrobial information and resources to have at reach

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy CIDRAP Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (CIDRAP-ASP) at the University of Minnesota seeks to be a high-quality, international repository for experiential- and evidence-based antimicrobial stewardship information and resources.  … Continue Reading →


‘MY BUGS’: A smartphone app for the recording of antibiotic treatment information

By Kirsten E. Schaffer We have developed a smartphone application ‘MyBugs’ for the recording of microbiology culture results and antibiotic treatments for patients with chronic diseases. . Patients suffering from … Continue Reading →


#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 →


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 →