Antibiotics, Antimicrobial Resistance

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Dexamethasone Reduces Need for Antibiotics in Adults With Sore Throat

Dexamethasone Reduces Need for Antibiotics in Adults With Sore Throat

Looking for a way to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use for adults with acute sore throats, researchers evaluated whether as single dose of oral corticosteriod can effectively reduce likelihood of symptom resolution.

Vancomycin Vials Voluntarily Recalled for Glass Contamination

Vancomycin Vials Voluntarily Recalled for Glass Contamination

Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection after a confirmed customer reported of glass within a single vial.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Help Prevent Recurrent Cellulitis

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Help Prevent Recurrent Cellulitis

The recurrence of cellulitus can be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis.

Vabomere Antibiotic for CRE Better Than Best Available Tx

Vabomere Antibiotic for CRE Better Than Best Available Tx

New data finds Vabomere, a combination antibiotic for the treatment of CRE infections as best available treatment.

Azithromycin Prevents COPD Exacerbations in H Pylori Seropositive Patients

Azithromycin Prevents COPD Exacerbations in H Pylori Seropositive Patients

Azithromycin is more likely to reduce exacerbations of COPD among patients with antibodies against Helicobacter pylori.

Risk of Congenital Malformations With Gestational Antibiotic Use

Risk of Congenital Malformations With Gestational Antibiotic Use

The use of specific antibiotics during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk for major congenital malformations.

Risk of Adverse Events Common For Hospitalized Patients Using Antibiotics

Risk of Adverse Events Common For Hospitalized Patients Using Antibiotics

Antibiotic-associated adverse drug events are more common among hospitalized patients.

Cephalosporin Oral Suspension to Be Discontinued in 2018

Cephalosporin Oral Suspension to Be Discontinued in 2018

Ceftin Oral Suspension, an antibiotic, has been discontinued.

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

Little evidence is available to support the theory that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance.

Short-Term Outcomes in Small Skin Abscesses Improve With Antibiotics

Short-Term Outcomes in Small Skin Abscesses Improve With Antibiotics

Patients with a simple abscess who received TMP-SMX along with incision and drainage had improved short-term outcomes compared to those who just received incision and drainage.

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