Utilization of the Antibiogram in Clinical Practice


Question of the Week

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  1. What is the New Delhi (NDM-1) carbapenemase and will it impact your institution?
  2. Is there any evidence that antimicrobial stewardship programs actually reduce bacterial resistance?
  3. What's new in the management of Clostridium difficile infections?
  4. Is MRSA increasingly responsible for community-acquired pneumonia?
  5. Do you know what the modified Hodge test is?
  6. Are hospitals compliant with CLSI guideline recommendations when generating antibiograms?