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Antibiotic Innovation Is Losing Ground to Gram-Negative Bacteria

Antibiotic Innovation Is Losing Ground to Gram-Negative Bacteria

Experts discuss antibiotic classes in development, which agents holds the most promise, and how to prevent further resistance.

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Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Investigators identified patient, provider, and practice characteristics associated with antibiotic prescribing in an attempt to determine factors contributing to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits for UTI in Pregnant Women

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits for UTI in Pregnant Women

For pregnant women in their first trimester, a 2011 Committee Opinion from the ACOG recommended that sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin may be prescribed only if other antimicrobial therapies are deemed clinically inappropriate.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment Tied to Patient, Provider Characteristics

Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment Tied to Patient, Provider Characteristics

Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting.

Trends of S pneumoniae, H influenzae Antibiotic Resistance in Children

Trends of S pneumoniae, H influenzae Antibiotic Resistance in Children

Study analyzed the trends of nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolated from young children with acute otitis media during a 16-year period.

Iclaprim Comparable With Vancomycin for Gram-Positive Acute Bacterial Skin Infections

Iclaprim Comparable With Vancomycin for Gram-Positive Acute Bacterial Skin Infections

Iclaprim was noninferior to vancomycin with respect to the early clinical response at an early time point in the treatment of ABSSSI caused or suspected to be caused by gram-positive organisms.

Long-Term Macrolide Use Increases Risk of Resistant P acnes

Long-Term Macrolide Use Increases Risk of Resistant P acnes

Long-term oral macrolide administration may increase macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes.

CDC: New Data Show Progress in Combating Antibiotic Resistance

CDC: New Data Show Progress in Combating Antibiotic Resistance

The CDC has released new data in its Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map on the progress in combating antibiotic resistance.

Alternative Therapeutics for Mild Infections May Help to Retain Antibiotic Efficacy

Alternative Therapeutics for Mild Infections May Help to Retain Antibiotic Efficacy

Developing alternative, non-antibiotic treatments for certain "self-limiting infections" may help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

New Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

New Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

A new immunotherapy approach has shown promise in it's first-in-human trial for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Acute RTI in Children: Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

Acute RTI in Children: Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are not associated with better clinical or patient-centered outcomes compared with narrow-spectrum antibiotics in pediatric acute RTI.

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