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Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017

MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products such as erythromycin and azithromycin, and rising fluoroquinolone resistance has made treating bacterial cases more difficult, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“This is frightening because in my world, and in [many practitioner’s] worlds, this is the best class of antibiotic we have from a spectrum perspective,” Wendy L. Wright, MS, APRN, FNP, said in her presentation. “They have side effects, but if I need to treat particular infections, this is the best drug we have for many people on an outpatient basis.”

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Prioritizing children, elderly more beneficial during influenza vaccine shortages

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Consider adverse drug events before prescribing antibiotics

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Access to old antibiotics may be key to alleviating antimicrobial shortages

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Treatment of acute rhinosinusitis difficult because of increasing antimicrobial resistance

June 22, 2017
MS, APRN, FNP,PHILADELPHIA — Antimicrobial resistance to all Streptococcus pneumoniae has been estimated at 30% to 40% for products…

In the Journals

Prioritizing children, elderly more beneficial during influenza vaccine shortages

June 14, 2017
When vaccine supplies are limited during influenza pandemics, prioritizing high-risk groups, followed by children and the elderly for vaccination…

In the Journals

Consider adverse drug events before prescribing antibiotics

June 12, 2017
Common antibiotic-associated adverse drug events can be avoided with more judicious prescribing and therefore, should be considered when initiating…

In the Journals

Access to old antibiotics may be key to alleviating antimicrobial shortages

June 9, 2017
While developing strategies to promote sustainable antimicrobial production, WHO and the European Commission should consider fostering the…

Meeting News

Inadequate vaccination, malaria prevention among teens traveling internationally

June 6, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A minority of teenagers travelling internationally sought out appropriate pre-travel services, including prescription of malaria…

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Scientists develop more powerful form of vancomycin

June 2, 2017
Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute structurally modified vancomycin to create an even more potent and durable version of the antibiotic…

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Rotavirus vaccination may not be sustainable in areas with high prevalence

June 1, 2017
In areas that experience high rates of rotavirus transmission and poor responses to oral vaccines, protection by vaccination may be only a temporary…

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Multifaceted intervention prevents ventilator-associated pneumonia

May 31, 2017
A multifaceted intervention which included training and coaching on evidence-based mediations and safety practices resulted in reductions in…

European Commission approves Trumenba for meningococcal B disease

May 30, 2017
The European Commission has approved the use of the MenB-FHbp meningococcal group B vaccine for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease…

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Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of…

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