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Antibiotic Commonsense Newsletter

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Antibiotics aren't always the answer.

Antibiotics are a basic tool for fighting disease. Microbial resistance weakens that tool. Improper use is the main threat to antibiotic effectiveness.

Read this newsletter for practical, evidence-based ways to promote antibiotic stewardship.

 Date  Topic 
 January 2020  Clostridium difficile infection vs. colonization: Who do I test?
 August 2019  Fluoroquinolones are too risky for many infections
 May 2019  Antimicrobial susceptibility, 2017
 May 2019  Antimicrobial susceptibility, 2016
 December 2018  Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis
 December 2017  Antimicrobial stewardship toolkit
 June 2017  Molecular diagnostic technologies
 December 2016  Antimicrobial susceptibility, 2015
 March 2016  Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria
 August 2016  Clostridium difficile and acid suppression
 September 2015  Antibiotics for diarrhea
 August 2015  Action plan to combat antibiotic resistance
 December 2014  Antimicrobial susceptibility, 2014
 October 2014  Antibiotic selection and duration 
 August 2014  When to withhold and when to stop antibiotics, part 2
 June 2014  When to withhold and when to stop antibiotics, part 1
 April 2014  Antigen testing and increased reporting of campylobacteriosis
 November 2013  Let's talk about microbiomes 
 April 2013  Using procalcitonin to guide respiratory tract infection treatment
 January 2013  MRSA in Pierce County
 November 2012  Antimicrobial susceptibility summary, 2011
 July 2012  Clostridium difficile infection vs. colonization
 March 2012  Asymptomatic bacteriuria or urinary tract infection?
 January 2012  Treating patients and sex partners for gonorrhea and chlamydia

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