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Useful Links

Australian-based websites and email discussion groups

 

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) Australian Chapter

http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/Chapters/Australia.html

 

Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

http://www.acshp.org.au/sexual_health/publications/AntimicrobialResistanceGonorrhoeae.PDF

 

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Guidelines, Standards and Policies

http://www.ashm.org.au/guidelines

 

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

http://www.asid.net.au

 

Australian Group against Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR)

http://www.antimicrobial-resistance.com

 

Australian Society for Microbiology

http://www.theasm.com.au

 

Communicable Diseases Australia

http://www.cda.gov.au

http://www.cda.gov.au/pubs/cdi/cdi2003.htm#supp

 

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Antimicrobial resistance

http://www.affa.gov.au/content/output.cfm?ObjectID=8C933965-ECFA-41B7-992A4A8EEBF4FE65

 

Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR)

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about/committees/expert/eagar/index.htm

 

Mycology Online

http://www.mycology.adelaide.edu.au/

http://www.mycology.adelaide.edu.au/Laboratory_Methods/Antifungal_Susceptibility_Testing/

 

RCPA QAP Pty Ltd (Microbiology)

http://www.rcpaqap.com.au/micro/

 

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia - Microbiology Public Discussion Forum

http://www.rcpa.edu.au/public/default.cfm

 

The Calibrated Dichotomous Sensitivity (CDS) users website

http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/pathology%2Dcds/

 

The Medical Journal of Australia: Articles on Infectious Diseases and Parasitology

http://www.mja.com.au/Topics/Infectious%20diseases%20and%20parasitology.html

 

Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic (version 12, 2003)

http://www.tg.com.au/home/index.html

 

International-based websites and email discussion groups

 

Antibiotic Resistance Prevention and Control

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/arpac/

 

APUA

http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/

 

Asian Network for the Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ANSORP)

http://www.ansorp.org/

 

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

http://www.btinternet.com/~bsac.resistancesurveillance/

 

Canadian Animal Health Institute

http://www.cahi-icsa.ca/food-resistance.php

 

Canadian Bacterial Surveillance Network (CBSN)

http://microbiology.mtsinai.on.ca/research/cbsn.shtml

 

Canadian Pediatric Society

http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/ID/id96-02.htm

 

CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance

 

Department of Health - UK

http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/AntimicrobialResistance/fs/en

 

DoH (UK) Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR)

http://www.advisorybodies.doh.gov.uk/sacar/

 

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS)

http://www.earss.rivm.nl/

 

European Network for Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology (ENARE)

http://www.ewi.med.uu.nl/enare/

 

FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/antimicrobial/default.htm

 

Food and Drug Administration

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/antimicrobial/antimicrobial.html

 

Food safety research information office (FSIRO) US Department of Agriculture

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fsrio/topics/tpantimicrobial.htm

 

Harmony

http://www.harmony-microbe.net/

 

Health Canada

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/vetdrugs-medsvet/amr_policy_dev_e.html

 

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

http://www.idsociety.org/

 

INSPEAR- International Network for the Study and Prevention of Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/SURVEILL/inspear.HTM

 

Intensive Care Antimicrobial resistance Epidemiology (ICARE) - Rollins School of Public Health and DHQP/CDC

http://www.sph.emory.edu/ICARE/

 

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)

http://www.fda.gov/cvm/index/narms/narms_pg.html

 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/antimic.htm

 

Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

http://www.cahi-icsa.ca/food-resistance.php

 

Reservoirs of Antimicrobial resistance (NIAID grant to APUA)

http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/ROAR/roarhome.htm

 

The Jones Group Antimicrobial Surveillance Programs

http://www.jmilabs.com/surveillance/programs.cfm

 

The Swedish Reference Group for Antibiotics (SRGA) and its subcommittee on methodology (SRGA-M)

http://www.srga.org/

 

WHO

http://www.who.int/infectious-disease-report/2000/

 

WHO Antimicrobial Resistance Information Bank

http://oms2.b3e.jussieu.fr/arinfobank/

 

Email discussion groups

 

ProMED

http://www.promedmail.org/.

 

Company sponsored sites

 

LIBRA (Bayer)
No registration required.
Respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Gets surveillance data from TSA and Canadian Bacterial Surveillance Network and ANSORP and other surveillance programs sponsored by Bayer.

http://www.librainitiative.com/life/en/index.html

 

Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) (Astra Zeneca)
Registration required (short process).
Papers, abstract, posters, slide presentations.

http://www.infection-az.com/

 

Prospective Resistant Organism Tracking and Epidemiology of the Ketolide Telithromycin (PROTEKT)
(password protected)

http://www.protekt.org

 

Links Pages

 

Health Protection Agency (UK)

http://www.hpa.org.uk/infections/topics_az/antimicrobial_resistance/links.htm

 

IDlinks (Alan Tice's website) - Antimicrobial resistance links

http://www.idlinks.com/antimicrobial_resistance.htm

 

Other sites

 

CDS

http://www.med.unsw.edu.au/pathology-cds/

 

CLSI

http://www.clsi.org/

 

 

Antimicrobial Resistance-Related Issues


Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotic (Tuft University)
http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/home.html

Bugs and Drugs on the web (National Electronic Library of Infection)
http://www.antibioticresistance.org.uk

Action on Antibiotic Resistance (React)
http://www.react-group.org

CCAR (Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance)
http://www.ccar-ccra.com

Drug Resistance (World Health Organization)
http://www.who.int/drugresistance/en/

Antibiotic Resistance (US Food and Drug Administration)

http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/anti_resist.html

Antibiotic Resistance Links (Stanford University)
http://www.stanford.edu/~dgurney/research/AntibioticResistanceLinks.html

 

MRSA

 

(a) MRSA General Information


Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotic (Tuft University)
http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/Patients/patient.html

The Bug Investigators (National Health Service)
http://www.buginvestigators.co.uk

Antibiotic Resistance (American Academy of Family Physicians)

http://familydoctor.org/659.xml

Why Files on Antimicrobial Resistance (University of Wisconsin)
http://whyfiles.org/038badbugs/index.html

Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse (Keep Antibiotics Working Group)
http://keepantibioticsworking.org

Consumer Education: Antibiotic Resistance (US Food and Drug Administration)
http://fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/antibiotics_text.htm

 

(b) MRSA Specific Information


MRSA Watch (Dave Roberts)
http://tahilla.typepad.com/mrsawatch/

MRSA Information for the Public (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca_public.html

MRSA Resources (WebRing)

http://mrsaresources.com/

MRSA Infection (Unknown Sponsor)
http://mrsainfection.org/

MRSA Support Group
http://mrsasupport.co.uk

 

Current Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programs

 

(a) Academia/government Driven Programs


European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (European Commission)
http://www.rivm.nl/earss

Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/abcs/

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (CDC and FDA)
http://www.cdc.gov/narms

Invasive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology (under the auspices of CDC)
http://www.sph.emory.edu/ICARE/index.php

Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ARFID)
http://ansorp.org

Antimicrobial Resistance Info bank (WHO)
http://rhone.b3e.jussieu.fr/arinfobank/

 

(b) Industry Supported Programs and Sites


Mereopenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (AstraZeneca)
http://www.mystic-data.org/

Alexander Network (GlaxoSmithKline)
http://www/alexandernetwork.com

LIBRA (Bayer)
http://www.librainitiative.com

 

Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Health Care Facilities

 

(a) Comprehensive Sites


Drug Resistance (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/healthcare/default.htm

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/index.html

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
http://www.apic.org

National resource for Infection Control (United Kingdom)
http://www.nric.org.uk

Global safety Challenge (WHO)
http://www.who.int/patientsafety/challenge/en/

Hospital Infection Society (United Kingdom)
http://www.his.org.uk

 

(b) Other Sites


Infection Control Service (Kingston General Hospital, Canada)
http://www.path.queensu.ca/ic/

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AMR (Columbia University)
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/nursing/CIRAR/index.html

Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention Initiative (ASM/SHEA)
http://www.icaac.org/arpi.htm

Antibiotic Resistance Control and Prevention (European Commission)
http://www/abdn.ac.uk/arpac/index

BALTICCARE (International Federation of Infection Control and Baltic Network for Infection Control)
http://www.balticcare.org/Links.htm

Hospital in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance (European Commission)

http://helics.univ-lyon1.fr/helicshome.htm