Presentations & Publications


2019

2018

Legal framework of antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals (LEASH): a European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) cross-sectional international survey

Beovic et al, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 2018, vol. 52, 616-621.

In this survey, the authors invited experts from 32 European countries, Israel and Turkey to participate in a cross-sectional survey on the legal framework of antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals. Roughly three-quarters of participants reported having a document such as a law, regulation, strategy, or action plan adopted by the highest healthcare authority. The legal frameworks of antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals in Europe seem very heterogeneous and insufficient. The authors called for more regulations, especially in countries with high antimicrobial consumption and resistance. The LEASH Study Group was formed from the experts of participating countries, mostly ESGAP members and their contacts.

2017

ESGAP article: Ensuring universal access to old antibiotics: a critical but neglected priority

Pulcini C., Beovic B., Béraud G., Carlet J., Cars O., Howard P., Levy-Hara G., Li G., Nathwani D.,  Roblot F., Sharland M. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 May; doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.04.026 [In Press]

ESGAP article: Managing responsible antimicrobial use: perspectives across the healthcare system

Dyar OJ, Tebano G, Pulcini C; ESGAP (ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies). Clin Microbiol Infect. 2017 Apr 19. pii:S1198-743X(17)30227-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.04.016. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28433726

ESGAP article: Amoxicillin dosing recommendations are very different in European countries: a cross-sectional survey

Pulcini C; ESGAP AMOXDOSE working group. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Nov 23. pii: S1198-743X(16)30569-9. doi:10.1016/j.cmi.2016.11.013. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27890458.

ESGAP article: Forgotten antibiotics: a follow-up inventory study in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia

Pulcini C, Mohrs S, Beovic B, Gyssens I, Theuretzbacher U, Cars O; ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP), ReAct Working Group on Old Antibiotics. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2017 Jan;49(1):98-101. doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.09.029. Epub 2016 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 27887966.

“Selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test results in European countries: an ESCMID cross-sectional survey” published

EUCIC, ESGAP and EUCAST launched a European survey to explore in which countries selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility testing results has already been implemented at a large scale (regional, national) and how it has been organized. The survey “Selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test results in European countries: an ESCMID cross-sectional survey” has now been published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents.
IJAA website

2016

ESGAP article: How can we improve antibiotic prescribing in primary care?

Dyar OJ, Beović B, Vlahović-Palčevski V, Verheij T, Pulcini C;  on behalf of ESGAP (the ESCMID [European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases] Study Group for Antibiotic Policies). Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2016;14(4):403-13. doi:10.1586/14787210.2016.1151353. Epub 2016 Feb 24. Review. PubMed PMID: 26853235.

ESGAP article: How do physicians cope with controversial topics in existing guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis? Results of an international survey.

Béraud G, Pulcini C, Paño-Pardo JR, Hoen B, Beovic B, Nathwani D; ESGAP. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Feb;22(2):163-70. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.10.013. Epub 2015 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 26493845.

2015

ESGAP article: European survey on principles of prudent antibiotic prescribing teaching in undergraduate students

Pulcini C, Wencker F, Frimodt-Møller N, Kern WV, Nathwani D, Rodríguez-Baño J, Simonsen GS, Vlahović-Palčevski V, Gyssens IC; ESGAP Curriculum Working Group.Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Apr;21(4):354-61. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.11.015. Epub 2014 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 25658523

ESGAP article: An international cross-sectional survey of antimicrobial stewardship programmes in hospitals

Howard P, Pulcini C, Levy Hara G, West RM, Gould IM, Harbarth S, Nathwani D; ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Policies (ESGAP); ISC Group on Antimicrobial Stewardship. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Apr;70(4):1245-55. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku497. Epub 2014 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 25527272

2014

ESGAP article: Success stories of implementation of antimicrobial stewardship: a narrative review

Huttner B, Harbarth S, Nathwani D; ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies (ESGAP). Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Oct;20(10):954-62. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12803. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 25294340

ESGAP article: European medical students: a first multicentre study of knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of antibiotic prescribing and antibiotic resistance

Dyar OJ, Pulcini C, Howard P, Nathwani D; ESGAP (ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies). J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014 Mar;69(3):842-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt440. Epub 2013 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 24191307 

ESGAP article: Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of French medical students about antibiotic prescribing and resistance

Dyar OJ, Howard P, Nathwani D, Pulcini C; ESGAP (the ESCMID [European Society of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases] Study Group for Antibiotic Policies). Med Mal Infect. 2013 Oct;43(10):423-30. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2013.07.010. Epub 2013 Sep 6. PubMed PMID: 24016770

2013

ESCMID PGEC Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals

Zeuthen near Berlin, Germany, April 2013

Course material in the ESCMID OLL

2012

ESCMID PGEC Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring, Auditing and Improving

London, UK, March 2012

Course material in the ESCMID OLL

ESGAP article: Forgotten antibiotics: an inventory in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia

Pulcini C, Bush K, Craig WA, Frimodt-Møller N, Grayson ML, Mouton JW, Turnidge J, Harbarth S, Gyssens IC; ESCMID Study Group for Antibiotic Policies. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 15;54(2):268-74.

2011

ESGAP Poster 2011

The poster gives an overview on the Study Group's aims, scientific and educational projects and latest publications.

ESGAP Poster

Society's failure to protect a precious resource: antibiotics

Carlet J, Collignon P, Goldmann D, Goossens H, Gyssens IC, Harbarth S, Jarlier V, Levy SB, N'doye B, Pittet D, Richtmann R, Seto WH, van der Meer JW, Voss A.

Lancet. 2011 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]

2010

ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course Presentations available

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Measuring, Auditing and Improving

ESGAP organised this ESCMID PGEC in Neusiedel am See, Austria, 8 - 10 April 2010.

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