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The Full Extent of Antibiotic Use in the United States? No One Knows.
The Full Extent of Antibiotic Use in the United States? No One Knows.What we know—and what we don't—about antibiotics in America.
Pfizer Receives FDA Warning
Pfizer Receives FDA WarningA Pfizer plant in Kansas is putting patients at risk, according to the FDA
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Tracking infection source after blepharoplastyInfections after blepharoplasty are uncommon with or without the use of an antibiotic ointment. However, if infections occur, be suspicious of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), said Mark A. Alford, MD.
Antibiotics, UTI, and VURThe diagnosis and treatment of reflux in children with a history of urinary tract infections (UTIs) keeps evolving—it's hardly a settled issue. Regarding antibiotic prophylaxis in these children, said Saul P. Greenfield, MD, FAAP, FACS, the Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) trial reveals that it may be better to overtreat than undertreat.
The importance of a pharmacist’s consultation for lactating mothersThe rate of breastfeeding has reached over 75% in the U.S. The goal set by Healthy People 2020 is 82%. The Surgeon General has released a “call to action” that promotes breastfeeding for every mother who wishes to do so.
CMS proposal to address antibiotic resistance: Key takeawaysTo participate in Medicare and Medicaid, hospital and critical access hospitals (CAHs) would need to meet new criteria.
How to approach the management of seasonal allergiesEvery spring, ophthalmologists typically see a big influx of patients seeking relief from the itching and watery eyes that come with allergies. Learn the best methods to consider for helping your patients get through the allergy season.
Faster response to antibiotic therapy failure neededStudy demonstrates current antibiotic use for acne therapy far surpasses guideline recommendations and calls for dermatologists to decrease extended courses of antibiotics through early recognition of failure and guiding patients to alternative therapies.
Antibiotic resistance mattersAntibiotic resistances are on the rise and as such, it behooves dermatologists to use antibiotics only when necessary and in combination with topical agents wherever possible in order to help stop this alarming trend.
Grants encourage development of antibiotic alternativesThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced in January that it is funding 24 research projects, to the tune of about $5 million, to develop non-traditional therapeutics for bacterial infections. Learn more