Urinary test cuts antibiotics use in pneumonia, pharmacists say
Oct 28, 2021
Urinary antigen tests led to earlier discontinuation of certain antibiotics and shorter acute care stays in patients with pneumonia, a new study finds.
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Oct 25, 2021
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C. diff may sneak in on soles of shoes, sampling study shows
Oct 08, 2021
Community exposure to the superbug Clostridiodes difficile may be more common than previously thought, with a surprising amount of spores carried on the soles of shoes, researchers say.
Current guidelines may lead to antibiotic overuse for SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia
Sep 03, 2021
Bacterial superinfection at time of intubation occurred in <25 percent of patients; reduced antibiotic use seen with bronchoalveolar lavage-based management versus current guidelines
Shorter course of antibiotics noninferior for UTI in afebrile men
Jul 28, 2021
Seven days of antibiotics noninferior to 14-day course for resolution of symptoms among afebrile men with urinary tract infection
Education intervention improves UTI treatment in nursing home residents: Danish study
Aug 02, 2021
A study in Denmark found that a tailored intervention to improve knowledge about urinary tract infections and clinical communication skills among nursing home staff can result in better UTI outcomes.
Shorter course of antibiotics effective in men with UTI, comparison shows
Jul 30, 2021
A seven-day course of antibiotics is no less effective than a 14-day course for resolving urinary tract infections in men with no fever, a new study finds.
Unintended effects: Antibiotic prescribing falls 79 percent for respiratory viruses
Jun 28, 2021
Rates have remained low throughout the pandemic, and appear to be the consequence of measures to curb COVID-19 transmission. The same public health strategies could be used to help reduce antibiotic overprescribing...
Antibiotic treatment sky-high in COVID-19 cases; formal guidelines reduce rates, studies show
Jun 07, 2021
The findings highlight the challenge faced by clinicians who wish to avoid overusing these drugs, but at the same time require access to potentially lifesaving treatment for a new respiratory disease.