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Wednesday 9th May 2016 at 0830

Ms Caroline Chen

Current evidence on hospital antimicrobial stewardship objectives: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Emelie C Schuts, et al. The Lancet Infect Dis
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00065-7

Dr Tom Schulz

Impact of Ciprofloxacin and Clindamycin Administration on Gram- Negative Bacteria Isolated from Healthy Volunteers and Characterization of the Resistance Genes They Harbor

Roderick M. Card, et al. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59:4410 – 4416. doi:10.1128/AAC.00068-15

Tom will be discussing this paper as part of a broader discussion of the changes in the microbiome with the use of antibiotics.
Wednesday 9th February 2016

Dr Helen Billman-Jacobe

Rates of Mutation and Host Transmission for an Escherichia coli Clone over 3 Years
Peter R. Reeves, Bin Liu, Zhemin Zhou, Dan Li, Dan Guo, Yan Ren, Connie Clabots, Ruiting Lan, James R. Johnson, Lei Wang
Published: October 27, 2011 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026907

Dr Lydia Upjohn

Provision of social norm feedback to high prescribers of antibiotics in general practice: a pragmatic national randomised controlled trial.
Hallsworth M, Chadborn T, Sallis A, Sanders M, Berry D, Greaves F, Clements L, Davies SC.
Lancet. 2016 Feb 18.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26898856

 Wednesday 9th December 2015

Click below to view presentations (due to technical error there was a brief break in presentations so click on Part 1 first then Part 2).
Part 1

Part 2

Journal article presentations

Dr Trisha Peel
Randomized Trial of Rapid Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction–Based Blood Culture Identification and Susceptibility Testing
Ritu Banerjee, Christine B. Teng, Scott A. Cunningham, Sherry M. Ihde, James M. Steckelberg, James P. Moriarty, Nilay D. Shah, Jayawant N. Mandrekar Robin Patel
CID 2015:61 1071-80
DOI: 10.1093/cid/civ447

Phenotypic differences between male physicians, surgeons, and film stars: comparative study
Antoni Trilla, Marta Aymerich, Antonio M Lacy and Maria J Bertran
BMJ 2006;333;1291-1293


Dr Tom Schulz
Tom will be exploring regional stewardship themes referring to the following articles

An Infectious Diseases Physician–Led Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a Small Community Hospital Associated With Improved Susceptibility Patterns and Cost–Savings After the First Year.
Day SR, Smith D, Harris K, Mathers AJ.
Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 May 12;2(2):ofv064. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv064. eCollection 2015.

Six years of a national antimicrobial stewardship programme in Scotland: where are we now?
Colligan C, Sneddon J, Bayne G, Malcolm W, Walker G3, Nathwani D; Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group.
Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2015 Jun 29;4:28. doi: 10.1186/s13756-015-0068-1. eCollection 2015.

A mixed methods study of the barriers and enablers in implementing antimicrobial stewardship programmes in Australian regional and rural hospitals
Rodney James1, Susan Luu, Minyon Avent, Caroline Marshall, Karin Thursky and Kirsty Buising
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Sep;70(9):2665-70. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv159. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

11th November 2015

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Dr David Kong

Palmay L., Elligsen M, Walker SAN et a., Hospital-wide Rollout of Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Trial. CID (2014); 59: 867-874.

Dr Noleen Bennett

“‘CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes’ have recently been published. Are these core elements applicable to the Australian accreditation standards for quality in aged care, which are currently under review?”

14th October 2015

Click on title to view PowerPoint presentation, or click on Webinar link to view the presentation.
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2457238433646136065
A/Professor Kirsty Buising
Global antibiotic consumption 2000 to 2010: an analysis of national pharmaceutical sales data
Lancet Infect Dis 2014; 14: 742–50
A/Professor Rhonda Stuart
Variability in Antibiotic Use Across Nursing Homes and the Risk of Antibiotic-Related Adverse Outcomes for Individual Residents
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1331-1339.
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