Good news for kids recovering from complex pneumonia

In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No Lyme disease in Australia, new research finds

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found.

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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