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In the Literature

Does Decreased Renal Function Predict Worse Outcomes With Newer Antimicrobials?
Numerous studies need to be performed to ensure adequate antimicrobial dosing, partic­ularly in the setting of renal impairment and critical illness.
Postulates About the Prostate: Fosfomycin for Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
Fosfomycin is an attractive potential option because it does not cross-react with other antimicrobials, making it a good choice in patients with extensive drug allergies.
 
Utilizing MRSA Nasal Screening for Antimicrobial Stewardship
This In the Literature piece details a study evaluating MRSA nasal screening’s effect on antimicrobial stewardship.
Daptomycin Dosing in Obesity: Consideration for a Fixed-Dose Strategy
This In the Literature piece considers a fixed-dose strategy for administering daptomycin in obese patients. 
Optimal Vancomycin Dosing in Obese Patients: Moving Toward the AUC
This In the Literature piece explores if we can mitigate some of the adverse reactions that are being seen in obese patients who receive vancomycin through AUC-dosing.
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