Of the drugs found in water supplies, Dr. Carpenter is most concerned about antibiotics, which could promote resistance, and estrogenic drugs, which could affect male fetal development when consumed by pregnant
About 50% of patients with toxic megacolon may improve with medical therapy (bowel rest, intravenous corticosteroids, antibiotics, and fluids); however, progressive abdominal distention and tenderness with hemodynamic instability are indications for
Low-risk fever patients—whom the physician expects to have neutropenia for less than 7 days—can be given outpatient antibiotics. ... They are typically given ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin plus amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. “If you have a low-risk
Susceptibility to antibiotics improved substantially under the antimicrobial stewardship program established in 1993 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kan., suggesting the program has helped in combating antibiotic resistance. ... The hospitals saved
The CDC released its latest edition of Vital Signs, which is dedicated to the problem of antibiotic resistance (AR) among health care-acquired infection (HAI). ... Ironically, an unhealthy focus on CAUTI can drive testing and treatment practices that can
As clinicians, we engage in crude microbiome engineering more consciously. Examples include the use of sterile technique and prescribing antibiotics. ... A better understanding of the human microbiome may result in changes in how antibiotics are
I don't need to take antibiotics to be exposed to them; trace amounts suffuse our food supply. ... The researchers gave antibiotics to both mice, and then humans, not to treat any disease, but to disrupt the microbiome.
antibiotics. The increased risk was seen most clearly in patients treated for hospital-acquired pneumonia, especially ventilator-associated pneumonia, but was also seen in patients with complicated skin and skin structure
It’s as if the X-ray order or the antibiotic we leave the doctor’s office with is an objective correlative for the care they are supposed to give us. ... Saying no makes me feel good and dissatisfies the patient. Often, if the contraindicated care is
This error may lead to treatment with an inappropriate antibiotic or a delay in appropriate therapy.