STOP PRESS: for COVID-19 Infection Control published evidence – monthly updates, please see postings on https://idmic.net/tag/covid-19/ PRINTING POSTINGS FROM AIMED:  At the bottom of each article click the “Print & PDF” tab under the “Share this” heading next to the social media tabs (see below). This should link you to a version of the article that […]

Guest posting from Professor Josh Davis, Infectious Diseases, John Hunter Hospital, NSW and Menzies Institute , Darwin, Dr Patrick Harris , NHMRC Early Career Fellow at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE),  Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are usually resistant to most other antibiotics in addition to meropenem.  Treatment […]

Originally posted on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA):
Papers that related to COVID-19 infection prevention and control from the daily COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit  listings and other identified literature.  This posting does not assess the specific evidence or its quality. Please let me know of any gaps – @mdjkf . Peer reviewed journals An experimental study on…

Preoperative evaluation and perioperative care  Screen for MSSA or MRSA carriage with a single nose swab culture (repeat if surgery delayed > 1 month) Carriers of MSSA or MRSA have staphylococcal load reduction performed in the week prior to surgery Preoperative urine cultures are NOT indicated Shower on day of surgery (normal soap) Apply non-rinse […]

Originally posted on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA):
Papers that related to COVID-19 infection prevention and control from the daily?COVID-19?Critical Intelligence Unit? listings and other identified literature.? This posting does not assess the specific evidence or its quality. Please let me know of any significant gaps – @mdjkf?. Peer reviewed journals Meta-analysis: Effectiveness…

Originally posted on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA):
Guest posting from Josh Davis, Infectious Diseases Physician, John Hunter Hospital,  Newcastle,  NSW. Thanks Josh! He has selected the Top ID papers of 2020 Davis based on: Deal with diagnosis or Rx of infectious diseases (COVID excluded) Relevant to clinical practice Practice-changing, paradigm-shifting, or dogma-challenging

Originally posted on Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA):
The Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP) has announced the launch of their new resource, the Encyclopaedia – REVIVE (gardp.org). A great new resource!    This resource includes definitions of terms from the field of antimicrobials including ‘Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient’, ‘Bacterial efflux’ and ‘Minimum…

Updates weekly – COVID19 – new infection control evidence

Guest posting from A/Prof Josh Davis, Newcastle.  Image credit: https://www.hepatitisc.uw.edu/go/treatment-infection/treatment-genotype-3/core-concept/all 2020

Guest posting from Mr Joe Hessell, Dr Gaetan Khim, and Mr Mona Kheng, DMDP Staff Members.  See also these recent PRIDA AMS lectures.  A high rate of antimicrobial prescribing has been recognized for those with symptoms of COVID-19, much of which is unnecessarily promoting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Long after the pandemic subsides, AMR will continue […]