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Increased antibiotic use correlates with higher risk for hospital admission

Increased antibiotic use correlates with higher risk for hospital admission
April 3, 2020
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To treat or not to treat: Anaerobes in aspiration pneumonia

Infectious Disease News, March 2020
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID
Aspiration pneumonia is a common diagnosis among patients seen in and out of the hospital. Aspiration pneumonia is estimated to occur in 5% to 15% of patients with…
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Most patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis prefer antibiotic therapy over surgery

March 17, 2020
Adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis who were treated with antibiotics and did not need surgery at a later date were as satisfied with their treatment experience…
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Less than 1 in 5 fluoroquinolone prescriptions appropriate in long-term care facilities

March 3, 2020
Oral fluoroquinolones were prescribed appropriately only 15% of the time in long-term care facilities, according to results of a retrospective chart review published in…
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Study results support adding metronidazole to treatment for PID

February 23, 2020
Women who received metronidazole with the CDC-recommended antibiotic regimen of ceftriaxone and doxycycline for pelvic…
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VIDEO: Multistate outbreak of M. fortuitum linked to vaccine mishandling

May 5, 2019
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