Exclusive AMR Series, Part 2: Balancing the Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics and Patient Health

bioMerieux Connection sat down with Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist, for a wide-ranging conversation about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Dr. Pogue is a Clinical Pharmacist in Infectious Diseases at Sinai-Grace Hospital – Detroit Medical Center, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His …

How One of the First Cases of CRE “Nightmare Bacteria” on the West Coast was Identified

The incidence of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection in U.S. hospitals has been growing steadily for the last decade. This spread is due to the acquisition of the carbapenemase genes since the first carbapenemase producer was identified in 1993, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since then, resistance has spread to Enterobacteriaceae …

Exclusive AMR Series, Part 1: The Antibiotic Resistance Riddle Why Did the Incidence of Bacterial Infections Increase, While the Rate of Antibiotic Use Remained the Same?

bioMerieux Connection sat down with Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist, for a wide-ranging conversation about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Dr. Pogue is Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases, Sinai-Grace Hospital; Detroit Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His research interests focus on epidemiology and …