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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

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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.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Vary Widely Across Practices in Children With CAP

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Vary Widely Across Practices in Children With CAP

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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

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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.

WHO Prioritizes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Pathogens List

WHO Prioritizes Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Pathogens List

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The World Health Organization has developed a global priority list of pathogens for the research and development of new antibiotics.

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

Hospital Sinks May Spread Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria

After colonizing in drains, Escherichia coli slowly started to grow toward the sink strainers, growing 1 inch each day, researchers found in a study.

High Rates of MDR <i>Enterobacteriaceae</i> Seen in Children

High Rates of MDR Enterobacteriaceae Seen in Children

Antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacterial infections up 700% in US children since 2007.

FDA Approves Procalcitonin Biomarker Test to Aid Antibiotic Decision Making

FDA Approves Procalcitonin Biomarker Test to Aid Antibiotic Decision Making

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Test uses procalcitonin as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis.

MDR Organism Isolation Precaution Infrequently Used in Nursing Home Residents

MDR Organism Isolation Precaution Infrequently Used in Nursing Home Residents

Of the nursing homes reporting multidrug-resistant organism infection in the past year, 31% used isolation at least once among residents with multidrug-resistant organism infection.

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

Daptomycin Effective in Treating Serious Skin Infections in Children

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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 <i>C difficile</i> Infection

High Rate of Metronidazole Resistance Seen in C difficile Infection

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Novel Antibiotic Shows Promise in Treating Complicated UTI

Novel Antibiotic Shows Promise in Treating Complicated UTI

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Novel antibiotic, cefiderocol (S-649266) shows promise for the treatment of patients with complicated UTI by Gram-negative bacteria.

Superbug Resistant to All Available Antimicrobials

Superbug Resistant to All Available Antimicrobials

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A Nevada woman was found to be infected with a pan-resistant superbug.

Oral Antibiotics as Effective as Fecal Transplant for <i>C difficile</i>

Oral Antibiotics as Effective as Fecal Transplant for C difficile

Results showed no real difference in outcomes when comparing fecal transplant and antibiotic treatment.

Antimicrobial Options Assessed for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Antimicrobial Options Assessed for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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More effective antimicrobial treatments are needed to reduce adverse events burden for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

Infection in Infancy Not Antibiotic Use Linked to Childhood Obesity

Infection in Infancy Not Antibiotic Use Linked to Childhood Obesity

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Infection, rather than antibiotic use, is associated with increased risk of childhood obesity.

Duration of Antibiotic Use in Acute Otitis Media

Duration of Antibiotic Use in Acute Otitis Media

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Children on 5-day regimen had more treatment failures, less reduction in symptoms.

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