Obstetrics & gynaecology

Anaphylaxis is rare complication of pregnancy

(HealthDay)—Anaphylaxis is a rare complication of pregnancy, with an estimated incidence of 1.6 per 100,000 maternities, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Universal group B streptococci screening not cost-effective

(HealthDay)—For women with a singleton pregnancy planning a repeat cesarean delivery, universal group B streptococci (GBS) screening is not cost-effective, according to a study published in the January issue of Obstetrics ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prophylactic antibiotics cut risk of anti-EGFR skin rash

(HealthDay)—For patients receiving anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) treatment, the risk of developing skin rash is reduced for those taking prophylactic antibiotics, according to a review published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children with childhood leukemia benefit from prophylactic antibiotics

Prophylactic antibiotics significantly reduce the risk of serious bacterial infections in children during the critical first month of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic stewardship program improves antibiotic use in china

(HealthDay)—An antibiotic stewardship program with pharmacist participation can promote improved antibiotic use and decrease costs in clean urological procedures, according to a study published in the August issue of the ...

Dentistry

Guidelines issued to prevent infection with dental work

(HealthDay)—Practitioners might consider discontinuing prophylactic antibiotics for patients with prosthetic implants undergoing dental procedures, and these patients should be encouraged to maintain appropriate oral hygiene, ...

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