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Clinicians Reduce Antibiotic Overuse Using Simulation Tool

Clinicians Reduce Antibiotic Overuse Using Simulation Tool

A virtual simulation allows clinicians to role play to improve clinician-patient communication.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Intravenous daptomycin may be effective and well-tolerated in children, possibly providing an alternative treatment against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections in this patient population.

Treatment of Appendicitis With Antibiotics Alone a Viable Option

Treatment of Appendicitis With Antibiotics Alone a Viable Option

Avoiding surgery and treating appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be a safe approach for many children.

High Rate of Metronidazole Resistance Seen in C difficile Infection

High Rate of Metronidazole Resistance Seen in C difficile Infection

Antibiotic resistance to therapies for Clostridium difficile infection are common, and their patterns should be considered in algorithms designed to select therapies.

Restricting Fluoroquinolone Use Helped With CDI Decline in England

Restricting Fluoroquinolone Use Helped With CDI Decline in England

The outbreak of Clostridium difficile in England that began in 2006 was curbed by reducing the use of fluoroquinolones, according to a study.

Efficacy of Antibiotic Prescribing Interventions in Hospitals Assessed

Efficacy of Antibiotic Prescribing Interventions in Hospitals Assessed

Interventions used to help physicians prescribe antibiotics properly were effective at raising compliance with antibiotic policy and decreasing the duration of treatment, according to a Cochrane review.

Increase Otitis Media Risk in Children With Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy

Increase Otitis Media Risk in Children With Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy

Maternal antibiotic use during pregnancy increases the risk of otitis media and treatment with ventilation tubes in offspring.

Intrapartum Azithromycin Decreases Maternal, Neonatal Infections

Intrapartum Azithromycin Decreases Maternal, Neonatal Infections

Azithromycin given to women in labor decreases infections in both women and newborns during the puerperal period.

Avycaz Update: New Data on Difficult to Treat Pathogens

Avycaz Update: New Data on Difficult to Treat Pathogens

FDA has approved an update to the Avycaz (ceftazidime and avibactam) label to include Phase 3 clinical data supporting the treatment of patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI).

Optimizing Treatments in Obese Patients With SSTIs

Optimizing Treatments in Obese Patients With SSTIs

When treating skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in obese patients, the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic approach offers important data and decision-making tools for optimizing regimens.

Injectable Antibiotic Drug Recalled

Injectable Antibiotic Drug Recalled

Hospira announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Vancomycin HCl for Injection, USP, after a confirmed report of particulate matter discovered in a single vial.

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