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Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

The potential role of vaccinations in combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is currently undervalued. The distribution and development of new vaccines should be priorities in efforts to address the AMR crisis.

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Removing Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Label Leads to Healthcare Cost Savings

Removing Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Label Leads to Healthcare Cost Savings

Children deemed low risk who were tested for penicillin allergy tolerated the medication within the following year without serious adverse or allergic reactions.

Kidney Stones Linked to Oral Antibiotics

Kidney Stones Linked to Oral Antibiotics

Use of certain antibiotics may be contributing to the rise of kidney stones among children and adults.

IV Combo Antibiotic Recalled Due to Potential for Decreased Potency

IV Combo Antibiotic Recalled Due to Potential for Decreased Potency

The 36 recalled lots were manufactured by Hospira and marketed by Apotex.

Less Antibiotic Use Lowers Prevalence of Genetic Antibiotic Resistance Determinants

Less Antibiotic Use Lowers Prevalence of Genetic Antibiotic Resistance Determinants

Reducing levels of antibiotic consumption in a population is an effective method for reducing the community prevalence of antibiotic resistance.

UTI Treatment Success in Women Greater With Nitrofurantoin vs Fosfomycin

UTI Treatment Success in Women Greater With Nitrofurantoin vs Fosfomycin

Five-day nitrofurantoin may be a better alternative than single-dose fosfomycin for treating uncomplicated UTI in women.

Antibiotic Cycling, Mixing Does Not Prevent Gram-Negative Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Cycling, Mixing Does Not Prevent Gram-Negative Antibiotic Resistance

Findings do not provide evidence that antibiotic mixing, compared with antibiotic cycling with 6-week cycling periods, with third-generation or fourth-generation cephalosporins, piperacillin-tazobactam, and carbapenems reduces the prevalence of carriage with antibiotic-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria in the ICU.

How Important Is the Timing of Antibiotics for Surviving Sepsis?

How Important Is the Timing of Antibiotics for Surviving Sepsis?

Early antibiotic administration in treating infection has evident biological plausibility, however, time-sensitivity to outcomes appears to be most relevant in septic shock.

Critical Need to Reduce Pediatric Prophylactic Antimicrobial Prescriptions Worldwide

Critical Need to Reduce Pediatric Prophylactic Antimicrobial Prescriptions Worldwide

Cross-sectional survey represents the first assessment of antimicrobial prescription practices for prophylaxis in pediatric patients hospitalized worldwide.

Fluoroquinolone Use May Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Fluoroquinolone Use May Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Additional studies are needed to investigate whether there are differences between individual fluoroquinolones with respect to the risk for aortic aneurysm.

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

The need for innovative new infection prevention programs, antibiotics, and vaccines to prevent and treat antibiotic-resistant infections is an international priority.

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