Antibiotics

Reduced antibiotic prescribing may lead to increase in pneumonia, peritonsillar abscess cases

Reduced antibiotic prescribing may lead to increase in pneumonia, peritonsillar abscess cases

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General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.

Antibiotic use, perceptions differ among patients and providers

Antibiotic use, perceptions differ among patients and providers

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Regarding antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections, patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge.

One-third of antibiotic prescriptions may be inappropriate, per study by JAMA and CDC

One-third of antibiotic prescriptions may be inappropriate, per study by JAMA and CDC

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Research findings support the need to establish a goal of increased antibiotic stewardship among physicians.

Children with UTIs related to E. coli failing to respond to antibiotics

Children with UTIs related to E. coli failing to respond to antibiotics

Nearly 54% of pediatric UTI cases were resistant to treatment with amoxicillin.

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

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Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary care: the effect of behavioral interventions

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in primary care: the effect of behavioral interventions

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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 adults

CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults

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Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Vaccination, parents, and children

Vaccination, parents, and children

Vaccinations cannot be equated to antibiotics.

Misconceptions about antibiotics common among Medicaid patients

Misconceptions about antibiotics common among Medicaid patients

Compared with those with private insurance, parents with Medicaid tended to know less about antibiotics.

Using PEARLS to reduce unnecessary antibiotics

Using PEARLS to reduce unnecessary antibiotics

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Educating nurse practitioners and patients on antibiotic resistance helps bring down the antibiotic overprescription rate.

Antibiotic shortages may catch providers off guard

Antibiotic shortages may catch providers off guard

Many of the drug shortages were of broad-spectrum antibiotics.

Certain antibiotics may boost type 2 diabetes risk

Certain antibiotics may boost type 2 diabetes risk

Patients who were prescribed at least two courses of four types of antibiotics -- penicillins, cephalosporins, quinolones, and macrolides -- were more likely to develop diabetes.

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