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2009 Vol 27 No 1 & 2 How harmless bacteria turn harmful: Mobile DNA and the recruitment of virulence factors
2009 Vol 27 No 3 Drug resistance challenges of the flu pandemic

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2008 Vol 26 No 1 New Data and Resources Advance Study of Reservoirs of Resistance (ROAR)
2008 Vol 26 No 2&3 Infection Control: A Potent Antimicrobial Resistance Containment Strategy

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2007 Vol 25 No 1 Better Diagnostics - A Means for Selecting More Effective Antimicrobial Agents
2007 Vol 25 No 2 Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases: An Escalating Concern
2007 Vol 25 No 3 Treating Enteric Infections in the Developing World

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2006 Vol 24 No 1 Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: Proven Strategies to Preserve Medicine's 'Magic Bullets'
2006 Vol 24 No 2 Biopreparedness: A Path to Infectious Disease Control
2006 Vol 24 No 3

Acute Respiratory Infections in Resource-Poor Countries

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2005 Vol 23 No 2

ROAR: A Focus on Reservoirs of Antibiotic Resistance


2005 Vol 23 No 1

APUA Tackles the Global HIV/AIDS epidemic

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2004 Vol 22 No 3 Focus: Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance Threats: Gram-negatives, AMR Bioweapons, HIV, Malaria, and TB

2004 Vol 22 No 2


Focus: Antimicrobial Use in Agriculture: How Risky?
2004 Vol 22 No 1 Focus: AMR Model Interventions Under the Microscope

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2003 Vol 21 No 4 Focus: The AMR Threat in AIDS, TB, Malaria
2003 Vol 21 No 3 Focus: Antibiotic Resistance in the Developing World
2003 Vol 21 No 2 Focus: MRSA in the Community (CMRSA)
2003 Vol 21 No 1 Focus: Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections

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APUA Newsletter Articles Authors
2002 Vol 20 No 4 Focus: Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa
2002 Vol 20 No 3 July Report of Fully Resistant VRSA: A Major New Health Threat - One on One with J. Glenn Morris, Jr., MD  
  Alternatives to Vancomycin Use for MRSA  
2002 Vol 20 No 1 A New Strategy for Fighting Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (figure 3) Boneca IG and G Chiosis
  Probiotics: Using Live Microbes to Decrease Antimicrobial Use Elmer GW
  Quinolone Resistance in Vietnam Nguyen Thi Vinh
  also APUA's ROAR program, early warning by GAARD, APUA's 20th anniversary, APUA chapter news APUA staff

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2001 Vol 19 No 4
  Antibiotic Resistance in Long-Term Care Nicolle LE
  Making Official Use and Dosage Recommendations for Generic Antibiotics in Belgium Tulkens PM
  also US Federal Action Plan on Antibiotic Resistance,
Bioterrorism and Antibiotics, APUA chapter news
APUA staff

2001 Vol 19 No 3 Looking Back on Two Decades: 20th Anniversary of APUA Levy SB
  The Future of the Quinolones Hooper DC
  Antibiotics with a Chaser of Bacteria? Recololonization with commensal bacteria reduces recurrences of acute otitis media and pharyngotonsillitis Roos K, Håkansson EG, Holm S
  Ask the Expert: Are antibiotics always needed immediately for acute otitis media? Little P
  also GAARD: global surveillance; research from APUA chapters APUA staff

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2001 Vol 19 No 2 Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities Farr B
  Guidelines for Antibiotic Use from the American College of Physicians Snow V
  Chile Enforces Regulations on the Sale and Dispensing of Antibiotics Bavestrello L, Cabello A
  also environmental impact of antibiotics; Guadalajara Declaration APUA staff

2001 Vol 19 No 1 Antibiotic Use and Resistance: What Lies Beneath! Barbosa T, Levy SB
  Photobactericides-"Lightening" the Antibiotic Load Wainwright M
  also fluoroquinolones & poultry; APUA survey of physicians Falkow S, Kennedy D; APUA staff

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2000 Vol 18 No 4 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Drug Susceptibility in Buenos Aires, Argentina Famiglietti AMR, Garcia SD, de Mier CA, et al
  The HARMONY Project's Antibiotic Policy and Prescribing Process Tool Cookson B
  also antibiotics and food animals; public policy notes APUA staff

2000 Vol 18 No 3 Method of Physician Remuneration and Its Impact on Antibiotic Prescription Rates Hutchinson JM
  Formula to Help Select Rational Antimicrobial Therapy: A Comparison for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Blondeau JM, Tillotson GS
  Ask the Expert: What is appropriate empiric therapy for active tuberculosis? Farmer P
  also APUA Chapter meetings; GAARD formation announced APUA staff

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2000 Vol 18 No 2 Nasopharyngeal Carriage of Penicillin-Resistant S. pneumoniae in Daycare Centers in Sofia, Bulgaria Keuleyan E, Markovska R, Strateva T, et al
  Antibiotics in Aquaculture: Questionable Risk to Public Health MacMillan JR
  Editorial: The Role of Surveillance Vatopoulos AC
  also APUA's small grants program; FAAIR project; Infectious Disease Congress in Argentina APUA staff

2000 Vol 18 No 1 Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production in Denmark Aarestrup FM, Seyfarth AM, Emborg HD, et al
  Antimicrobial Agents in Aquaculture: Potential Impact on Public Health Angulo F
  Ask the Expert: What are the criteria for diagnosing sinusitis in children? How can one differentiate it from a simple cold with mucopurulent rhinitis? Marcy AM
  also APUA-Moldova holds weeklong training; CME courses; surveillance and drug policy in Italy APUA staff

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1999 Vol 17 No 4 The Emergence and Spread of Antibiotic Resistance in Food-Borne Bacteria in the United Kingdom Threlfall EJ, Ward LR, Frost JA, et al
  The Maintenance of Resistance Low DE, Wright GD
  Antibiotic Prescribing in Pakistan Akhtar T
  also ROAR network; Spanish language list-serve APUA staff

1999 Vol 17 No 3 Silver cations as an antimicrobial agent: clinical uses and bacterial resistance. Silver S, Lo J-F, Gupta A
  Antibiotic usage in dermatology. Feingold DS
  Community-acquired bacterial pathogens in Singapore: changes and challenges. Ling M-L

1999 Vol 17 No 2 The mar regulon specifies an intrinsic bacterial response to antibiotics. Alekshun MN
  Appraisal of the current recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis of infective endocarditis. Brusch JL

1999 Vol 17 No 1 Antimicrobial resistance in Lebanon. Araj GF
  Antibiotic use in plant disease control. McManus PS
  Ask the expert: Is amoxicillin still appropriate for the treatment of infections caused by non-susceptible isolates? …(Spanish version) Low DE

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1998 Vol 16 No 4 Macrolide resistance in Streptococcus pyogenes in Europe. Cornaglia G, Huovinen P
  Effect and economic impact of a "Standardized Orders for Antimicrobial Prophylaxis" program. Frighetto L et al
  Ukrainian version  

1998 Vol 16 No 3 Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance among healthy children in Bolivia. Bartoloni A
  Antibiotic use in animal husbandry and resistance development in human infections. Witte W

1998 Vol 16 No 2 Antimicrobial resistance of H. pylori in Poland. Rozynek E et al
  Preventative methods replace antibiotic growth promoters: ten years experience from Sweden. Wierup M

1998 Vol 16 No 1 The spread of macrolide-resistant streptococci in Italy. Cornaglia G
  Towards coordinated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance: the need to merge surveillance databases. O'Brien TF
  Surveillance systems around the world. APUA
  Letter to the editor: In vitro studies are not dogma. Amsden GW

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1997 Vol 15 No 4 Antibiotic prescribing, controls and antimicrobial resistance: an Australian experience. Baird RW
  Bacterial conjunctivitis: diagnosis and treatment …(Russian translation, see page 1) Baum JL

1997 Vol 15 No 3 Examining vancomycin use in hospitalized Medicare patients in the United States. Peto RR
  Antibiotic resistance in two university hospitals in Sofia, Bulgaria Keuleyan EE, Haralambieva YH, Gergova RP, et al.

1997 Vol 15 No 2 Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in oral bacteria. Roberts MC
  Parents' impact on antibiotic use. Bauchner H

1997 Vol 15 No 1 Trends in antibiotic resistance associated with E. coli calf scours. White DG, Moen M, Huber D
  Antibiotics in dentistry--a boon or bane? Walton RE, Zerr M, Peterson L
  Ask the expert: Are urine cultures always necessary before initiating therapy for urinary tract infections? What is appropriate initial therapy? Lerner SA

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1996 Vol 14 No 4 Clinical approach to community-acquired pneumonia: diagnosis and etiology (Part 2) (Spanish version) Janoff EN, Rubins JB
  Clostridium difficle-associated disease: a persistently plaguing problem. Gerding DN

1996 Vol 14 No 3 Clinical approach to community-acquired pneumonia: diagnosis and etiology (Part 1)(Spanish version) Janoff EN, Rubins JB
  Multidrug-resistant organisms in cystic fibrosis--an increasingly important problem. Saiman L
  Ask the expert: Is antiviral chemotherapy indicated for people with recurrent cold sores? Spruance SL

1996 Vol 14 No 2 Management of acute otitis media in an era of changing antimicrobial drug susceptibility …(Russian translation, see page 4) Klein JO

1996 Vol 14 No 1 Azole antifungal resistance in Candida albicans Hitchcock CA
  Management of acute community-acquired rhinosinusitis. Gwaltney JM
  Ask the expert: Is penicillin still the antibiotic of choice for streptococcal pharyngitis? Pichichero ME

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1995 Vol 13 No 4 WHONET: a program to monitor local and global spread of resistance. O'Brien TF, Stelling JM
  Treatment of infectious diarrhea: The role of antimicrobial therapy. Bennish M
  Ask the expert: My patients who travel to Mexico or Africa often ask whether they should take antibiotics to prevent traveler's diarrhea. What should I advise them? Gorbach S

1995 Vol 13 No 3 Integrons: novel mobile genetic elements mediating antibiotic resistance in enterobacteria and Pseudomonas. Roy PH
  Impact of penicillin-resistant pneumococci on clinical practice. Low DE, de Azavedo J, McGeer A
  Ask the expert: Should physicians prescribe antibiotics over the telephone? Kunin CM

1995 Vol 13 No 2 Acinetobacter baumannii: A newly emerging nosocomial pathogen. Urban C, Rahal JJ

1995 Vol 13 No 1 Long term surveillance of resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the Netherlands. Van Klingeren B, Dessens M, van Santen M

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1994 Vol 12 No 4 Antibiotic resistance in Haemophilus influenzae in Portugal. Lavado B, Pato V
  Antimicrobial resistance among enteropathogens in Singapore, 1989-1992. Tay L, Lim YS, Sng EH

1994 Vol 12 No 3 Antibiotic resistance patterns in bacterial strains isolated in Ethopia. Mergersa D
  New trends in enterobacterial beta-lactamases. Nordmann P, Naas T, Labia R

1994 Vol 12 No 1 Antibiotic resistance of Shigella isolates during 1990-1992 in Vietnam. Lien HT et al

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1993 Vol 11 No 4 The role of selective antibiotic concentrations on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. Baquero B et al

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