The July Journal Roundup is now available at the Journal of Hospital Infection website.
Topics this month include:
- The Longitude Prize.
- Randomized controlled trials of two novel glycopeptide antibiotics.
- Developments in antimicrobial therapy, including several new approaches to augmenting the activity of existing agents.
- Using chemicals for the prevention and treatment of skin wounds.
- Updates on antibiotic cycling (which does seem to work afterall).
- Commentary on ‘Mass Gatherings Medicine’.
- Further updates to the SHEA Compendium.
- Consideration of ‘horizontal’ (universal) vs. ‘vertical’ (targeted) strategies.
- A randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of issuing mobile phone reminders for HIV appointments.
- A video surveillance study reporting a truly shocking level of hand hygiene compliance among anesthesiologists: 2.9%!
- Reviews on colistin, rapid nucleic acid based diagnostics, and the hithertofore unrecognised importance of free living amoebae in some healthcare-associated infection.
- And finally…what makes Twitter light up with antibiotic chat more than anything else?
Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions or comments.