Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New recommendations to stop antibiotics sooner

The systematic review into the duration of intravenous antibiotics for children with bacterial infections, and when it is safe and appropriate to change to oral antibiotics has developed recommendations that will help doctors ...


Common antibiotics may be linked to temporary mental confusion

Antibiotics may be linked to a serious disruption in brain function, called delirium, and other brain problems, more than previously thought, according to a "Views and Reviews" article published in the Feb. 17, 2016, online ...


Physician score cards cut resource use in pediatric ER

(HealthDay)—An intervention that provides comprehensive physician feedback on practice patterns relative to peers can reduce resource use in the pediatric emergency department, without compromising efficiency or quality ...


FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U.S. hospitals.

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