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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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Lower Odds of Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection With Azithromycin

Lower Odds of Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection With Azithromycin

Only 8.8% of women undergoing cesarean section had post-cesarean infection when treated with pre-incision azithromycin prophylaxis.

FDA: QDIP Status for Post-Surgical Sternal Infection Antibiotic Reservoir

FDA: QDIP Status for Post-Surgical Sternal Infection Antibiotic Reservoir

The FDA has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) to D-PLEX (Doxycycline/Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation Matrix; PolyPid), a secured antibiotic drug reservoir for the local prevention and treatment of surgical infections.

Can Patient, Physician Co-Washing Increase Hand Washing Practice?

Can Patient, Physician Co-Washing Increase Hand Washing Practice?

Offering hand sanitizer to the patient and clinician at the same time, deemed "co-washing," is a simple intervention that can be implemented in almost any practice and possibly reduce infection rates.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Vary Widely Across Practices in Children With CAP

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Vary Widely Across Practices in Children With CAP

Although published guidelines recommend amoxicillin in most children with community-acquired pneumonia, due to nonclinical factors, macrolides and broad-spectrum antibiotics continue to be prescribed.

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.

Patients' Expectations for Antibiotics Encourage Overprescribing

Patients' Expectations for Antibiotics Encourage Overprescribing

Study finds physicians overprescribe antibiotics to accommodate patient expectations.

Antibiotics May Reduce Survival in Renal Cancer

Antibiotics May Reduce Survival in Renal Cancer

Patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma show low progression-free survival when treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors with broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Is Antibiotic Treatment Effective in Children With Mild Eczema?

Researchers find use of antibiotics ineffective for mild clinically infected eczema in children.

Watchful Waiting for Acute Otitis Media Management Cost-Effective

Watchful Waiting for Acute Otitis Media Management Cost-Effective

Researchers find that fewer antibiotics were prescribed to pediatric patients with acute otitis media after using watchful waiting.

Hospital Room Floors May be Unrecognized Pathogen Dissemination Source

Hospital Room Floors May be Unrecognized Pathogen Dissemination Source

Disinfecting surfaces is key to preventing nosocomial transmission of pathogens such as C difficile, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.

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