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Management of Gram-Positive Multidrug-Resistant Infections: The Role of Long-Acting Lipoglycopeptides
Gram-positive multidrug-resistant infections may be managed effectively with a single dose of long-acting lipo­glycopeptide antibiotics in the outpatient setting; however, careful patient selection is important for maximizing the cost-benefit of these relatively expensive drugs.
Coffee, Donuts, and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Targeting stewardship interventions to the morning hours may have a greater impact than afternoons and nights.
Gram-Negative Bacteria in Pneumonia Patients Demands Targeted Therapies
Gram-negative organisms are showing up at higher rates in seriously ill pneumonia patients. What are the best antibiotics to prescribe, given the real risk of death and the need to avoid contributing to drug resistance?
Alleged Penicillin Allergies Lead to Higher Risk of MRSA and <em>C difficile</em>
Alternative agents are often broader spectrum than ß-lactams, subjecting patients to collateral damage and subsequent selection for resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile.
Antibiotics Overused for Osteomyelitis in Sacral Pressure Ulcers
A new review finds antibiotics aren’t effective for osteomyelitis in sacral pressure ulcers where the bone is exposed.
Urgent Care Prescribing Patterns Demonstrate a Need for Antibiotic Stewardship
New data indicate that urgent care centers prescribed antibiotics for 45.7% patients with respiratory infections associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.
Top Infectious Disease News of the Week—July 1, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by reading the top 5 articles of the week.
Gender-Specific Signatures Found in Gonorrhea Infection & Resistance Genes
A new study conducted by Tufts University School of Medicine identifies gender-specific signatures in gonorrhea infection as well as resistant genes.