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Infectious diseases 101

Some personal thoughts : Know well important bacterial pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa  and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Know your antibiotics and again, know a lot about the few that you will commonly use. Aminoglycoside and vancomycin dosing and administration require particular focus – Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic , […]

Updates on Hunter New England infectious disease and antibiotic resistance epidemiology

All Hunter New England cumulative antibiograms have been recently updated for the period 2013_14.  There are separate reports by region, stratified by specimen type (urine cultures vs non-urine samples). Signal resistance analyses are included (for key multi-resistant organisms – MRSA, VRE, MR-Gram negatives).  Overall, the demonstrated antibiotic susceptibility does not demonstrate bacterial resistance levels that go […]