NZ Infectious Diseases Research Review Issue 23

In this issue:

Positive follow-up blood cultures predict mortality in gram– bacteraemia
Treatment duration and mortality/relapse in S. aureus bacteraemia
A penicillin allergy clinical decision rule
Inter-technique variability around cefuroxime testing breakpoint
Azithromycin and CV mortality
Implementing OVIVA criteria for bone/joint infections treated with parenteral antimicrobials
Antimicrobial stewardship programme for treating uncomplicated cystitis in nursing homes
Fluoroquinolones for uncomplicated UTIs in women
Chlorhexidine bathing for preventing central line infections in haematology units
Degree of pyuria predicts probability of antimicrobial prescribing

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