Category Archives: A/m stewardship

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Hot topics – sepsis definitions, flaviviruses and unintended consequences of antibiotics

What’s hot in Infectious Diseases 2016 Ferguson Port Moresby General Hospital Grand Rounds  1/3/16. Antibiotic stewardship key points from this talk: Audit how antibiotics are being used in your unit/hospital – if you don’t measure something you can’t change it! Eliminate … Continue reading

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Relative mortality risk from antibiotic use compared

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Much time is spent discussing the development of antimicrobial resistance and changes to the microbiome but perhaps should we should also focus on the potential for patient mortality.  Based on best current…

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Let’s stop using antibiotics for uncomplicated diverticulitis

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
Guest posting : Dr Daniel Isacson, local GP (ex Swedish researcher) The evidence is out and there is no proven benefit in recovery or complication rates in treating these patients with…

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Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015 on AIMED: our top ten posts

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Just in case you missed them, here are the top ten most visited posts we have published over the last year. Special thanks to our audience – we target local prescribers…

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Antimicrobial resistance: WHY it matters, HOW did it arise and WHAT can we do about it – PNG focus

Global status of AMR with focus on PNG Medical Symposium Sept 2015 Why does AMR matter? Antimicrobial resistance kills- mortality higher for resistant pathogens AMR hampers the control of infectious diseases – prolonged infectivity – eg. MDR-TB AMR increases the … Continue reading

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Role of pathologists (microbiology) in antimicrobial resistance control – presentation from PNG symposium

PNG symposium , pathologist meeting presentation –  Role of pathologists in AMR control Ferguson PNG Sept 2015. Microbiology underpins every process to do with AMR control (see graphic from react.org below).  Pathology registrars and pathologists need to develop expertise across … Continue reading

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An everyday tragedy: treating asymptomatic bacteruria with antibiotics

Act 1 of a common tragedy that sets the scene for antibiotic resistance – an elderly female resident of a nursing home complains of minor dysuria or perhaps just has urine that appears cloudy or smelly. The nurse collects some urine and … Continue reading

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Australia releases first National Strategy to address Antimicrobial Resistance

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This week Health Minister, Susan Ley and Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce released a statement regarding the publication of Australia’s first national strategy to address antimicrobial resistance. The strategy covers the…

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Lets talk about antibiotics – Australian blog focused on practical stewardship

A I M E D stands for five essential principles relating to optimal use of antimicrobials : This site aims to discuss antimicrobial stewardship issues of local relevance to prescribers, pharmacists and other interested groups. This site is supported by a brains … Continue reading

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Antimicrobial resistance control at Nepal Society for Internal Medicine (SIMON) conference 2015- presentations

1. Dr Abdul Ghafur: Indian Recommendations For Stewardship- the Chennai Declaration simoncon1 Ghafur April 2015 2. A/Prof John Ferguson: Physicians as antibiotic ‘stewards’ and practical therapeutic approaches that can reduce antimicrobial resistance  Global status of AMR with focus on Nepal FERGUSON … Continue reading

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