News from the FDA/CDC
From the Journals
Urgent care and retail clinics are “underrecognized” contributors to the ongoing problem of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
A review of prospective data from 308 cirrhotic patients on antibiotic prophylaxis highlights the limitations of this treatment.
if clinicians need to use antibiotics to treat patients who have Shigella infections, they should monitor these patients carefully.
MADRID - C. auris made its first appearance in Spain 2 years ago, and infection control specialists are still struggling to eradicate it.
LAS VEGAS – Microbiota have factored in specific digestive diseases, but their causality remains to be shown.
MADRID – Two weeks of antibiotic treatment conferred no benefits over 7 days of treatment in patients with Gram-negative bacteremias.
For some community-acquired pneumonia patients, short-term antibiotic therapy is a viable alternative to traditional longer courses.
Adherence to strict contact isolation and hand hygiene is never 100% in a real-life scenario.
Elderly patients with cellulitis and comorbid conditions probably need a full 12-day course of treatment.