Prescriptions of antibiotics to U.S. adults with viral respiratory infections were associated with diarrhea, vulvovaginal candidiasis/vaginitis, and allergies, while use of an inappropriate antibiotic for bacterial infections was associated with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
15 Nov 2022
ACP's recent Best Practice Advice for antibiotic stewardship, the College's second guidance on the topic, is meant to improve patient care and combat antibiotic resistance.
1 Oct 2021
In the U.S. alone, at least 2 million Americans acquire a serious antibiotic-resistant infection each year, with an estimated 23,000 deaths as a direct result.
18 Oct 2016
Today ACP is participating in a White House forum on antibiotic stewardship, where commitments are being announced to implement changes over the next 5 years to slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, detect resistant strains, preserve the efficacy of existing antibiotics, and prevent the spread of resistant infections.
2 Jun 2015
As of Jan. 1, 2020, all ambulatory practices accredited by The Joint Commission, including those providing medical or dental services and urgent care, must meet new antimicrobial stewardship requirements.
1 Jan 2020
This issue also includes stories on antibiotic stewardship and point-of-care ultrasound, as well as conference coverage from the American Public Health Association and CHEST.
1 Jan 2020
Systematically addressing penicillin allergies may be an important public health strategy to reduce the incidence of MRSA and C. difficile among patients with a documented penicillin allergy.
3 Jul 2018
A case series described delayed skin reactions to vaccination, and randomized trials indicated that ivermectin, azithromycin, and convalescent plasma didn't help mildly ill patients. Several studies focused on the increase in alcohol use during the pandemic.
9 Mar 2021
Internists looking for a career in a growth field could consider antimicrobial stewardship. One internist recounts the ups and downs of his chosen profession.
1 Jul 2015
Antibiotic recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention address leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, policy and practice change, tracking and reporting antibiotic use and outcomes, and education.
22 Sep 2015