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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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Resistant A Baumannii Rose in Children From 1999 to 2012

Resistant A Baumannii Rose in Children From 1999 to 2012

Between 1999 and 2012, Acinetobacter baumannii antibiotic resistance increased in children.

Increased Need for Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Settings

Increased Need for Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Settings

A review summarizes outpatient prescription practices and identifies factors that may influence physician prescribing behaviors.

Improvements Needed in Antibiotic Stewardship in the Neonatal Setting

Improvements Needed in Antibiotic Stewardship in the Neonatal Setting

Early antibiotic use was examined among very low birth weight infants across hospitals in the United States.

Ibuprofen Inferior to Pivmecillinam for Uncomplicated UTI in Women

Ibuprofen Inferior to Pivmecillinam for Uncomplicated UTI in Women

A study evaluated whether uncomplicated UTIs in women could be treated without antibiotics.

Empirical Use of Antibiotics for Resistant Infections Not Associated With Survival

Empirical Use of Antibiotics for Resistant Infections Not Associated With Survival

Researchers found no association between starting colistin before final culture results and survival at 14 and 28 days.

Macrolides for Asthma Management: An Updated Review

Macrolides for Asthma Management: An Updated Review

While macrolides had no direct effect on lung function, their use significantly improved asthma control and quality of life in patients with asthma.

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn't Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn't Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI

Provision of assay doesn't result in less antibiotic use for suspected lower respiratory tract infection.

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.

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