Antimicrobials are commonly prescribed and often misunderstood.
Urine cultures collected from catheterized patients have a high likelihood of false-positive results due to colonization.
The term “hospital epidemiology” was not in my lexicon when I began my career in infectious diseases (ID) in 1977.
Evaluation of an Opt-Out Protocol for Antibiotic De-escalation in Patients with Suspected Sepsis: a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Sepsis guidelines recommend daily review to de-escalate or stop antibiotics in appropriate patients.
Harvesting the low-hanging fruit? Comparative assessment of intravenous to oral route antimicrobial conversion policy implementation
Policies that promote conversion of antibiotics from intravenous to oral route administration are considered “low hanging fruit” for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Conventional Antifungals for Invasive Infections Delivered by Unconventional Methods; Aerosols, Irrigants, Directed Injections and Impregnated Cement
The Impact of CMS SEP-1 Core Measure Implementation on Antibacterial Utilization: a retrospective multicenter longitudinal cohort study with interrupted time-series analysis
The impact of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle (SEP-1) Core Measure on overall antibacterial utilization is unknown.
Assessing feasibility of establishing antimicrobial stewardship programmes in two provincial-level hospitals in Vietnam: an implementation research study
In 2019, DASON hosted a group from Oxford University Research Unit in Ha Noi, Vietnam who were in the process of developing antimicrobial stewardship programs for their local hospitals.
Impact of Antibiotic Stewardship Rounds in the Intensive Care Setting: a prospective cluster-randomized crossover study
DASON and ASET faculty/staff took a look at the impact of antibiotic stewardship round in the intensive care setting.