Pediatrics

Hand hygiene program beneficial for day care centers

(HealthDay)—An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections (RI) for children attending day care centers (DCCs), according to a study published online Oct. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Outpatient antibiotic overprescribing rampant

Clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection-related diagnosis nearly half of the time and one in five prescriptions were provided without an in-person visit, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2018. ...

Medications

Telemedicine RTI visits shorter when antibiotic prescribed

(HealthDay)—In a direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine setting, respiratory tract infection (RTI) encounters in which antibiotics are prescribed are shorter than other encounters, according to a research letter published ...

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