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Selected Literature Digest

Discover a series of short news articles summarizing some of the latest publications on the diagnosis and management of bacterial infection and the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Podcast series

CIDRAP Stewardship Spotlight Podcast Miniseries on Antimicrobial Resistance

CIDRAP-ASP is pleased to provide a podcast miniseries on Antimicrobial Resistance. This miniseries is supported by an educational grant from bioMérieux.
It will examine the benefits of diagnostic tools, and how they can be integrated into the future of healthcare.

  • Episode 1: Improving patient outcomes through diagnostics in stewardship with Duane Newton.
  • Episode 2: Improving patient outcomes through diagnostics in stewardship with Tristan Timbrook.
  • Episode 3: Improving patient outcomes through diagnostics in stewardship with Eleftherios Mylonakis.

Podcast series

ISID Podcasts

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) has launched two podcasts, part of a serie, entitled:

  • Episode 7: Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in Low Resource Settings
  • Episode 8: AMR - The Clinical Microbiologist's Impact

These two podcasts have been supported by an educational grant from bioMérieux.

Podcast

Strategies to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistant infections are a major threat to global public health.

In this podcast the speaker, Dr. Daniela Bianco, Partner and Head of Healthcare Area of The European House – Ambrosetti will talk about the role that the strategies to fight the antimicrobial resistance had in the agenda of the G20-2021 and about the advantages that the latest innovations in vitro diagnostics can bring to antimicrobial stewardship strategies.

Presentation video

Use of procalcitonin to support antimicrobial stewardship with Professor Philipp Schuetz

In this video, Professor Philipp Schuetz presents an educational booklet on the “Use of Procalcitonin to support Antimicrobial Stewardship - A selection of clinical cases”. Please note that this educational resource contains the authors’ personal opinions and clinical approaches and does not necessarily represent the viewpoint, strategy or opinions of bioMérieux.

Selection of publications

Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy

This document provides summaries of major publications demonstrating the medical value of PCT-guided antibiotic therapy in an easy-to-read format.

Selection of publications

Evidence-based diagnostics for antimicrobial stewardship

The articles summarized in this Selection of Publications provide real-world evidence and scientific proof that support the effectiveness of ASPs, and demonstrate the key role diagnostics play in defining and prescribing responsible and appropriate therapy to improve ASP goals.

Educational booklet

Antimicrobial Stewardship - A practical guide to implementation in hospitals

The objective of this booklet is to provide practical recommendations for healthcare workers in hospitals to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing and illustrate the role of diagnostics in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs).

Educational booklet

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of bacteria & fungi

This educational booklet explains basic facts concerning the relevance and procedures of in vitro susceptibility testing. It provides information on the essential elements required to perform and utilize susceptibility testing as a tool for optimizing anti-infectious therapy.

Educational booklet

Procalcitonin - For diagnosis and guidance of antibiotic therapy

This educational booklet provides clinicians with a practical guide to the use of procalcitonin (PCT) for diagnosing bacterial infections, differentiating bacterial from non-bacterial diseases, assessing disease severity and prognosis, and optimizing antibiotic therapy.

Educational booklet

Use of procalcitonin to support antimicrobial stewardship - A selection of clinical cases

This educational booklet on the use of Procalcitonin (PCT) to support Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) gathers real-world cases from renowned international experts sharing their experience on the use of this biomarker in their clinical practice. Please note that this educational resource contains the authors’ personal opinions and clinical approaches and does not necessarily represent the viewpoint, strategy or opinions of bioMérieux.

Educational booklet

Antimicrobial prescribing - Optimization through drug dosing and MIC

This booklet will focus on principles for optimization of antimicrobial prescription and dosing to treat bacterial infections (non-mycobacterial), as well as the value of determining the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) in customization of antimicrobial therapy, especially for treating critical patients and drug-resistant bacteria.

Educational booklet

Carbapenem Resistance - From diagnosis to outbreak management

This booklet covers issues related to carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (mostly carbapenemase producers in Enterobacteriaceae), as well as their clinical relevance, detection, treatment and prevention.

Educational booklet

Clostridioides difficile infections - From diagnosis to outbreak management

This educational booklet concentrates on the key information needed to understand, diagnose, control and treat Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI), the role of CDI as a quality performance indicator and the importance of diagnostics.

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