Tag Archives: Surveillance

Recurrent community-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) – what to do?

A call from a local GP last week – 53 year old woman who was given a course of oral amoxycillin+clavulanate for respiratory infection and then developed moderately severe enteritis associated with CT evidence of colitis. Stool testing for C. difficile toxin genes was positive, confirming a diagnosis of CDI. She responded to a 10 day course […]

Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: Objective Three, Surveillance- What does it mean for HNE?

Objective Three of the recently released Australian strategy aims to establish surveillance across human and animal health of antimicrobial resistance and usage through national standardisation of data collection, analysis and reporting and the diagnostic systems used. We need to understand the epidemiology and impact of resistant organisms, identify emerging bacterial resistance and identify trends in antimicrobial prescribing.     Priorities include: improving national […]