Don’t shorten therapy for older, sicker cellulitis patients
May 6, 2018
Elderly patients with cellulitis and comorbid conditions probably need a full 12-day course of treatment.
Unusual antibiotic resistance found in more than 200 bacteria
April 4, 2018
Rare and unusual antibiotic resistance can be stamped out with aggressive prevention and control strategies.
Making structural improvements in health care
March 20, 2018
The relatively new field of improvement science provides a framework for research focused on health care improvement.
FDA warns against clarithromycin use in patients with heart disease
February 23, 2018
Clarithromycin may lead to an increased chance of heart problems or death years after use.
Reported penicillin allergies hike inpatient costs
February 8, 2018
Extra inpatient costs may top $4,000, though confirmatory testing doesn’t confirm most reported allergies.
Paring the risk of antibiotic resistance
February 7, 2018
Stewardship, monitoring, education, and thoughtful de-escalation can help avoid the overuse of sepsis drugs.
Drug combo indicated for bacterial pneumonia
February 4, 2018
Ceftazidime/avibactam is the first new option in years for treatment of HABP/VABP caused by Gram-negative bacteria.
Is it time for health policy M&Ms?
January 30, 2018
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 patients’ health.
Predicting MDR Gram-negative infection mortality risk
January 24, 2018
Several factors were predictive of mortality risk in hospitalized patients with multidrug resistant Gram-negative infections.
November 8, 2017
A brief roundup of HM-centric research.