Tag: antibiotic stewardship

1. When treating children with an acute respiratory illness in the emergency department, no significant difference in antibiotic prescription rates was observed when clinicians knew rapid respiratory pathogen test results, compared to when clinicians did not. 2. Children with an acute respiratory illness whose clinician knew rapid respiratory pathogen test...
1. In a large retrospective cohort study, adolescents prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics were at a slightly increased risk of experiencing tendinitis or tendon rupture compared to those who took other antibiotics. 2. The increased risk of tendon rupture associated with fluoroquinolone use was extremely small, with a number needed to treat...
1. A multi-modal antimicrobial stewardship program in primary care focused on individual educational interviews may improve antibiotic prescription practices and lead to sustained reductions in community-level extended-spectrum B-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli infections. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a leading cause of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have been identified as...
1. In this retrospective cohort study, excess days of antibiotic treatment were not associated with reduced adverse outcomes. 2. Patients who took prolonged doses of antibiotics beyond the shortest recommended dose in guidelines reported a greater number of adverse events. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Pneumonia affects a large proportion of...
1. In this retrospective cohort study, excess days of antibiotic treatment were not associated with reduced adverse outcomes. 2. Patients who took prolonged doses of antibiotics beyond the shortest recommended dose in guidelines reported a greater number of adverse events. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Pneumonia affects a large proportion...