Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance provided for antibiotic stewardship in pediatrics

(HealthDay)—In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, published online Dec. 28 in Pediatrics, guidance is provided for inpatient and outpatient antibiotic stewardship.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Optimizing antibiotic use and combating antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest problems facing medicine today. A major threat comes from over-use of antibiotics in healthcare. A team of researchers from the University of Leicester has provided a set of recommendations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics: Why asking doctors' to prescribe less is futile

An 85-year-old woman with dementia is admitted to hospital with worsening confusion, new urinary incontinence and constipation. These symptoms suggest a urinary tract infection, but the doctor treating her has a dilemma because ...

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