antimicrobial resistance

Removing Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Label Leads to Healthcare Cost Savings

Removing Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Label Leads to Healthcare Cost Savings

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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

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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

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The 36 recalled lots were manufactured by Hospira and marketed by Apotex.

UTI Treatment Success in Women Greater With Nitrofurantoin vs Fosfomycin

UTI Treatment Success in Women Greater With Nitrofurantoin vs Fosfomycin

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Five-day nitrofurantoin may be a better alternative than single-dose fosfomycin for treating uncomplicated UTI in women.

Antibiotic Cycling, Mixing Does Not Prevent Gram-Negative Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Cycling, Mixing Does Not Prevent Gram-Negative Antibiotic Resistance

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Findings do not provide evidence that antibiotic mixing, compared with antibiotic cycling with 6-week cycling periods, with third-generation or fourth-generation cephalosporins, piperacillin-tazobactam, and carbapenems reduces the prevalence of carriage with antibiotic-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria in the ICU.

Critical Need to Reduce Pediatric Prophylactic Antimicrobial Prescriptions Worldwide

Critical Need to Reduce Pediatric Prophylactic Antimicrobial Prescriptions Worldwide

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Cross-sectional survey represents the first assessment of antimicrobial prescription practices for prophylaxis in pediatric patients hospitalized worldwide.

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

It Costs $2.2 Billion a Year to Treat Antibiotic Resistance

The need for innovative new infection prevention programs, antibiotics, and vaccines to prevent and treat antibiotic-resistant infections is an international priority.

CDC: Aggressive Action Needed to Contain Antibiotic Resistance

CDC: Aggressive Action Needed to Contain Antibiotic Resistance

Early aggressive action should be taken to prevent the spread of bacteria harboring unusual resistance genes.

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Medications Tied to Allergic Disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Medications Tied to Allergic Disease

The use of acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics during the first 6 months of infancy is tied to subsequent development of allergic disease.

Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Role of Vaccines in the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

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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.

Combating Medically Important Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals

Combating Medically Important Antibiotic Use in Food-Producing Animals

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The new WHO guidelines restricts antibiotic use in animals for purposes of growth promotion as well as avoidance of use for disease prevention.

Antibiotic Rotation in ICU Does Not Reduce Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic Rotation in ICU Does Not Reduce Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

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Findings from the study did not provide evidence that antibiotic mixing, compared with antibiotic cycling with 6-week cycling periods reduced the prevalence of carriage with antibiotic-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria in the ICU.

Effectiveness of Meropenem-Vaborbactam for Complicated UTI Treatment

Effectiveness of Meropenem-Vaborbactam for Complicated UTI Treatment

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Evaluating treatment with meropenem/vaborbactam to piperacillin-tazobactam in patients with complicated UTIs.

FDA: Clarithromycin May Increase Long-Term Risk for Heart Problems, Death

FDA: Clarithromycin May Increase Long-Term Risk for Heart Problems, Death

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The recommendation was made after the FDA reviewed the results of a 10-year follow-up of the CLARICOR trial, which investigated the effects of clarithromycin in patients with stable coronary heart disease.

Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Characteristics Associated With Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

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Investigators identified patient, provider, and practice characteristics associated with antibiotic prescribing in an attempt to determine factors contributing to inappropriate antimicrobial use.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment Tied to Patient, Provider Characteristics

Inappropriate Antibiotic Treatment Tied to Patient, Provider Characteristics

Patient, practice, and provider characteristics are associated with inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing in the outpatient setting.

Trends of <i>S pneumoniae, H influenzae</i> Antibiotic Resistance in Children

Trends of S pneumoniae, H influenzae Antibiotic Resistance in Children

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Study analyzed the trends of nasopharyngeal carriage and antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolated from young children with acute otitis media during a 16-year period.

Long-Term Macrolide Use Increases Risk of Resistant <i>P acnes</i>

Long-Term Macrolide Use Increases Risk of Resistant P acnes

Long-term oral macrolide administration may increase macrolide-resistant Propionibacterium acnes.

CDC: New Data Show Progress in Combating Antibiotic Resistance

CDC: New Data Show Progress in Combating Antibiotic Resistance

The CDC has released new data in its Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map on the progress in combating antibiotic resistance.

Alternative Therapeutics for Mild Infections May Help to Retain Antibiotic Efficacy

Alternative Therapeutics for Mild Infections May Help to Retain Antibiotic Efficacy

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Developing alternative, non-antibiotic treatments for certain "self-limiting infections" may help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

New Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

New Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

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A new immunotherapy approach has shown promise in it's first-in-human trial for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Genome Sequencing Identifies Early Ampicillin Resistance

Genome Sequencing Identifies Early Ampicillin Resistance

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Using whole-genome sequencing, investigators determined that genetically different plasmids from antibiotic-resistant strains emerged in Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in the late 1950s, prior to the release of ampicillin for clinical use.

Antibiotic Innovation Is Losing Ground to Gram-Negative Bacteria

Antibiotic Innovation Is Losing Ground to Gram-Negative Bacteria

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Experts discuss antibiotic classes in development, which agents holds the most promise, and how to prevent further resistance.

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne

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Physicians can help avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance by recognizing and using appropriate alternative treatments, and having a strategy so that patients are not on antibiotics for a long period of time.

Long-Term Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

Long-Term Behavioral Interventions on Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

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Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a contributing factor in antibiotic resistance.

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant <i>S aureus</i>

Delafloxacin Shows High Response Rates in Fluoroquinolone-resistant S aureus

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New data confirms delafloxacin shows high response rates against MRSA.

Dexamethasone Reduces Need for Antibiotics in Adults With Sore Throat

Dexamethasone Reduces Need for Antibiotics in Adults With Sore Throat

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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.

Vancomycin Vials Voluntarily Recalled for Glass Contamination

Vancomycin Vials Voluntarily Recalled for Glass Contamination

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Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection after a confirmed customer reported of glass within a single vial.

Vabomere Antibiotic for CRE Better Than Best Available Tx

Vabomere Antibiotic for CRE Better Than Best Available Tx

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New data finds Vabomere, a combination antibiotic for the treatment of CRE infections as best available treatment.

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.

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