Completing the antibiotic course increases the chance of patients developing antibiotic resistance, according to the authors.
Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for any individual.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Regarding antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections, patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge.
Research findings support the need to establish a goal of increased antibiotic stewardship among physicians.
Nearly 54% of pediatric UTI cases were resistant to treatment with amoxicillin.
Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.
In outpatient primary care settings, various behavioral interventions can reduce the rate of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing practices.
CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adultsJanuary 20, 2016
Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Vaccinations cannot be equated to antibiotics.
Compared with those with private insurance, parents with Medicaid tended to know less about antibiotics.
Educating nurse practitioners and patients on antibiotic resistance helps bring down the antibiotic overprescription rate.
Many of the drug shortages were of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Patients who were prescribed at least two courses of four types of antibiotics -- penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones, and macrolides -- were more likely to develop diabetes.