For some community-acquired pneumonia patients, short-term antibiotic therapy is a viable alternative to traditional longer courses.
Adherence to strict contact isolation and hand hygiene is never 100% in a real-life scenario.
Elderly patients with cellulitis and comorbid conditions probably need a full 12-day course of treatment.
Rare and unusual antibiotic resistance can be stamped out with aggressive prevention and control strategies.
The relatively new field of improvement science provides a framework for research focused on health care improvement.
Clarithromycin may lead to an increased chance of heart problems or death years after use.
Extra inpatient costs may top $4,000, though confirmatory testing doesn’t confirm most reported allergies.
Stewardship, monitoring, education, and thoughtful de-escalation can help avoid the overuse of sepsis drugs.
Ceftazidime/avibactam is the first new option in years for treatment of HABP/VABP caused by Gram-negative bacteria.
It’s important for physicians to know the policies that are aligned with, and those that may undermine, what they’re doing to improve their...