Antibiotcs

FDA Announces New Website to Help Clinicians Make Appropriate Antibiotic Choices

FDA Announces New Website to Help Clinicians Make Appropriate Antibiotic Choices

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The FDA announced a new website that provides direct access to information about appropriate antibiotic choices.

Inpatient High-Risk Antibiotic Use Increases Subsequent Risk of Sepsis

Inpatient High-Risk Antibiotic Use Increases Subsequent Risk of Sepsis

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A study evaluated the association between high-risk antibiotic exposure during hospitalization and subsequent sepsis risk.

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Effective Regardless of Abscess Size

Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Effective Regardless of Abscess Size

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Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole appears to improve cure rates after incision and drainage of MRSA abscesses regardless of patient characteristics.

Diclofenac Inferior to Norfloxacin for UTI Symptom Relief

Diclofenac Inferior to Norfloxacin for UTI Symptom Relief

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NSAIDs were found to be inferior to antibiotics for symptom relief of uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

UTI Rate Drops in Infants on Long IV Therapy Without Increase in Readmission

UTI Rate Drops in Infants on Long IV Therapy Without Increase in Readmission

Rate of infants with a UTI who received 4 or more days of intravenous antibiotics decreased from 2005 to 2015.

Fixed-Dose Meropenem-Vaborbactam Available for Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Fixed-Dose Meropenem-Vaborbactam Available for Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

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Vabomere is now available for the treatment of adults (≥18 years old) with complicated urinary tract infections.

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

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Physicians can help avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance by recognizing and using appropriate alternative treatments, and having a strategy so that patients are not on antibiotics for a long period of time.

Infant Gut Microbiome Altered by Maternal Antibiotic Use

Infant Gut Microbiome Altered by Maternal Antibiotic Use

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Mothers' use of antibiotics affects infant gut composition up to a month later.

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant <i>S aureus</i>

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant S aureus

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New data confirms delafloxacin shows high response rates against MRSA.

Tympanogram Results May Guide Appropriate Use of Abx in Acute Otitis Media

Tympanogram Results May Guide Appropriate Use of Abx in Acute Otitis Media

Older age and peaked tympanogram are associated with reduced risk of treatment failure in young children with acute otitis media.

Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine May Reduce Antibiotic Rx for Acute URTI

Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine May Reduce Antibiotic Rx for Acute URTI

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A 'wait-and-see' approach may reduce the number of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for acute upper respiratory tract infections.

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