QD: News Every Day--NSAIDs may play a role in developing new antibiotics. ... There may be a way for some NSAIDs to play a role in disrupting bacterial DNA and replication, and contributing to the fight against antibiotic resistance, according to a report
These concerns drive a more conservative approach to antibiotic decision making leading to unnecessary and prolonged courses of antibiotics. ... This is of critical importance considering the rising challenge of antibiotic resistance in postoperative
Dead people don't get bronchitis, or antibiotic resistance. It was during my residency that the first indication of heart toxicity of antibiotics affected me personally. ... in which he admits the potential risk of this kind of antibiotics, but questions
Antibiotic stewardship, when use is improved, not only saves lives, it lowers costs, he said. ... Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, as practical advice in managing proper antibiotic use:.
Dobsevage determined that tetracycline was likely the only oral antibiotic that might combat the resistant bacteria involved. ... Other frequently affected drug categories included antibiotics and cardiovascular and central nervous system drugs.
If there is infection, diagnosing the specific pathogen and treating it with the optimal antibiotic is key,” Dr. ... Any antibiotic regimen, he said, should be based on endoscopically directed cultures, not nasal swabs.
Bakken. “When [C. difficile] convert to a spore-form stage, then the antibiotic agents have no impact on their survival. ... To trick the bacteria, Dr. Bakken came up with a staggered, tapered antibiotic withdrawal regimen.
We weren't particularly surprised to see fairly high rates of antibiotic prescribing. ... that prescribing antibiotics up front to patients with flu makes no difference,” he said.
Arora. Anticipatory guidance. Rather than “CIS and start abx” (culture if spikes and start antibiotics), consider more specific guidance, like “If patient has continued fever, start vancomycin,” so the incoming physician ... Error-prone
Acne with hirsutism is especially tough to treat, she added. “I throw everything at it—keratolytics, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories,” Dr. ... The most important treatment is sun protection, followed by topical or oral antibiotics like