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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.

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Diclofenac Inferior to Norfloxacin for UTI Symptom Relief

Diclofenac Inferior to Norfloxacin for UTI Symptom Relief

NSAIDs were found to be inferior to antibiotics for symptom relief of uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

Fixed-Dose Meropenem-Vaborbactam Available for Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Fixed-Dose Meropenem-Vaborbactam Available for Complicated UTI, Pyelonephritis

Vabomere is now available for the treatment of adults (≥18 years old) with complicated urinary tract infections.

Secnidazole Efficacious in Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis

Secnidazole Efficacious in Treatment of Bacterial Vaginosis

Secnidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole with demonstrated in vitro antimicrobial activity against many anaerobic Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterial species, while sparing Lactobacillus species.

New Guidelines Show Best Practices for H pylori Treatment

New Guidelines Show Best Practices for H pylori Treatment

Three new guidelines discuss the best practice for Helicobacter pylori treatment.

IV Penicillin Safety in Those With Allergy History But Negative Skin Test

IV Penicillin Safety in Those With Allergy History But Negative Skin Test

Repeated intravenous administration of penicillin antibiotics appears to be safe in patients with a reported penicillin allergy and a negative penicillin allergy test.

FDA Approval: Single-Dose Oral Therapy for Bacterial Vaginosis

FDA Approval: Single-Dose Oral Therapy for Bacterial Vaginosis

The FDA has approved the first oral treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

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.

Tympanogram Results May Guide Appropriate Use of Abx in Acute Otitis Media

Tympanogram Results May Guide Appropriate Use of Abx in Acute Otitis Media

Older age and peaked tympanogram are associated with reduced risk of treatment failure in young children with acute otitis media.

FDA: Vabomere Approved for Complicated UTI Following Priority Review

FDA: Vabomere Approved for Complicated UTI Following Priority Review

Vabomere, formerly known as Carbavance, is approved for patients with complicated UTI including pyelonephritis.

Efficacy of Bismuth-Based Quad Tx vs Levofloxacin Triple Tx for H pylori

Efficacy of Bismuth-Based Quad Tx vs Levofloxacin Triple Tx for H pylori

The addition of bismuth subcitrate to levofloxacin-based triple therapy is not associated with increased effectiveness in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection.

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