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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.”

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key changes such as a slower…

No science needed to blame vaccines for illness, EU court rules

June 22, 2017
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that illnesses can be attributed to vaccines during litigation without scientific proof. The judges decided that factors

Absorption level of daily intranasal corticosteroids has wide range, is product dependent

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Although some may be concerned about the use of intranasal corticosteroids for the treatment of allergic rhinitis because to their potential…

Code red for MDR bacteria: Resistance to carbapenems doubles in ICUs

Infectious Disease News, June 2017
Thomas P. Lodise, MD
Four years ago, the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States report warned that inaction could have “potentially catastrophic…
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Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Stage III or Stage IV Retinoblastoma in 80 Asian Indian Patients

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2017, Volume 54 Issue 3
To describe the clinical features and outcomes of patients with stage III or IV retinoblastoma. This was a…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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VIDEO: Racial, ethnic disparities in health care utilization among children with atopic dermatitis

March 31, 2017
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