Dear All: This one appears to have been released on 7 Mar but it just crossed my desk today. In brief, IDSA has assembled 13 patient stories into a well-written and illustrated .pdf. The centerpiece of the paper is this graphical history of AMR shown below. Well done to IDSA for pulling these stories together
Media & Graphics
Dear All: There’s a very comprehensive review of the polymyxins by Poirel, Jayol, and Nordmann just out in Clin Micro Reviews (http://cmr.asm.org/cgi/content/long/30/2/557). If you’re a fan of good quality graphics as way to tell the story of AMR, their Figure 4 is worth capturing! Ditto their Figure 5 of outbreaks of colistin-resistant, carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae.
Dear All: First, the methods behind the WHO Priority Pathogens List (PPL, released on 25 Feb 2017) have now been published by Tacconelli et al. in Lancet Infectious Diseases along with an editorial by Tillottson. As further context while you review these excellent papers, you might also find it helpful to have to hand this slide deck comparing the WHO PPL, the 2013
Updated Pew Pipeline analysis of both traditional and non-traditional antimicrobial agents in development
Dear All: To start the new year, I’ve learned that Pew has updated their pipeline analysis. First released in Feb 2014, it has been steadily updated ever since. This newest analysis has a data cut-off of Sep 2017 and covers both traditional antibiotics as well as non-traditional products. All the links you need are just below my signature,