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Are Antibiotic Stewardship Programs the Antidote to Antibiotic Overuse?

Are Antibiotic Stewardship Programs the Antidote to Antibiotic Overuse?

Optimizing outcomes with an antibiotic stewardship programs requires a team approach that involves point-of-care providers.

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Ceftaroline Fosamil Associated With Shorter ABSSSI-Related Hospital Stay

Ceftaroline Fosamil Associated With Shorter ABSSSI-Related Hospital Stay

Compared with vancomycin, patients with ABSSSI treated with ceftaroline fosamil had significantly shorter length of hospital stay.

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

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.

Long-Term Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Long-Term Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a contributing factor in antibiotic resistance.

Guideline-Adherent Antibiotics Decrease Readmission for Acute Chest Syndrome

Guideline-Adherent Antibiotics Decrease Readmission for Acute Chest Syndrome

Researchers believe implementation of treatment guidelines for children with sickle cell disease with acute chest syndrome may decrease hospital readmission rates.

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant S aureus

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant S aureus

New data confirms delafloxacin shows high response rates against MRSA.

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.

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