antibiotics

Ceftaroline Fosamil Associated With Shorter ABSSSI-Related Hospital Stay

Ceftaroline Fosamil Associated With Shorter ABSSSI-Related Hospital Stay

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

Guideline-Adherent Antibiotics Decrease Readmission for Acute Chest Syndrome

Guideline-Adherent Antibiotics Decrease Readmission for Acute Chest Syndrome

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

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Help Prevent Recurrent Cellulitis

Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Help Prevent Recurrent Cellulitis

The recurrence of cellulitus can be prevented by antibiotic prophylaxis.

Azithromycin Prevents COPD Exacerbations in <i>H Pylori</i> Seropositive Patients

Azithromycin Prevents COPD Exacerbations in H Pylori Seropositive Patients

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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

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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

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

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

Antibiotic Course Completion and Resistance: Is There a Link?

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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

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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.

Some Antibiotics May Reduce Biofilm in Urinary Tract Infections

Some Antibiotics May Reduce Biofilm in Urinary Tract Infections

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Second- and third-generation fluoroquinolones, cephalosporins, and aminoglycosides were shown to decrease the quantity of biofilm produced by Escherichia coli isolates in children with urinary tract infection in an in vitro study.

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

No Benefits Seen for Adjunctive Clindamycin in Cellulitis

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Results from atrial of clindamycin in cellulitis cast doubt on hospital guidelines.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Long Resided on Ready-to-Eat Foods

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Cal-State researchers set out to quantify how much antibiotic resistant bacteria is on produce and in dairy products we eat every day. They learned there's quite a bit— but is it likely to make us sick?

Antimicrobial Dressing For Diabetic Foot Ulcers Improve Healing

Antimicrobial Dressing For Diabetic Foot Ulcers Improve Healing

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Using antimicrobial dressing instead of a non-antimicrobial dressing may increase healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

Antibiotic Use Ineffective in Non-Severe Meningococcal Disease

Antibiotic Use Ineffective in Non-Severe Meningococcal Disease

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Researchers found no evidence supporting the use of pre-admission antibiotics for cases on non-severe meningococcal disease.

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Emphasis on Patient Harm Increases Physician Support of Financial Penalties

Physicians who receive information about patient harms are more likely to support financial penalties targeting inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

Voluntary Recall Announced for Injectable Antibiotic

Voluntary Recall Announced for Injectable Antibiotic

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Alvogen announced a voluntary recall for its injectable antibiotic Clindamycin Injection ADD-Vantage.

Structurally Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

Structurally Modified Vancomycin Demonstrates Superior Antimicrobial Activity

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Binding pocket and peripheral structural modifications of vancomycin improve its antimicrobial activity and durability.

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Acute Conjunctivitis

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Acute Conjunctivitis

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Researchers found that 60% of patients diagnosed with acute conjunctivitis were overprescribed antibiotics.

Decrease Rate of <i>S aureus</i> Resistance Seen With Certain Antibiotics

Decrease Rate of S aureus Resistance Seen With Certain Antibiotics

In recent years, Staphlococcus aureus infections have been more susceptible to key antibiotics.

Antibiotics May Not Be Beneficial in Older Adults With UTI

Antibiotics May Not Be Beneficial in Older Adults With UTI

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Antibiotics may not be as effective in treating urinary tract infections in older adults.

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

FDA Approves New Intravenous, Oral Antibiotic for Skin Infections

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The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.

New Drugs Added to the WHO 2017 Essential Medicines List

New Drugs Added to the WHO 2017 Essential Medicines List

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The WHO issued a new list of essential medicines for 2017, adding new treatments for HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis.

Case of <i>Vibrio vulnificus</i> Septic Shock Leading to Death After New Tattoo

Case of Vibrio vulnificus Septic Shock Leading to Death After New Tattoo

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A patient who recently acquired a new tattoo developed Vibrio vulnificus septic shock after swimming in seawater, leading to death.

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use With Rapid Viral Testing

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Patients with acute respiratory illnesses receiving rapid point-of-care testing had a higher dose of antibiotics.

Efficacy of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Evaluated

Efficacy of Antibiotics for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Evaluated

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Study finds that over one-fifth of those prescribed an antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia experience treatment failure.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Higher in Seniors With Acute Upper RTI

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Higher in Seniors With Acute Upper RTI

Elderly patients with a nonbacterial acute upper respiratory tract infection are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics.

FDA Updates Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Updates Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

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The FDA is informing the public study findings do not support reports that fluoroquinolones may cause retinal detachment, aortic aneurysm, or aortic dissection.

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

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Evidence shows that antibiotic use before age 3 years is associated with asthma risk but not with asthma exacerbations in later childhood.

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

Efficacy of Antibiotic Regimens Compared for Treating PID

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A Cochrane review of antibiotic treatments for pelvic inflammatory disease found no definitive evidence that one treatment was more effective or safer than the other.

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

Increase Risk of Spontaneous Abortion With Antibiotic Use

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Using certain antibiotics during early pregnancy increases the risk of spontaneous abortion.

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

Telavancin Efficacy Against Difficult-to-Treat Pathogens

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Theravance Biopharma announced positive results from 3 studies on Vibativ (telavancin), a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic.

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