antibiotics

Do antibiotics increase risk of major congenital malformations?A study looks at the suspected association between certain antibiotics and the risk of major congenital malformations. Plus: A look at the impact that diet may have on the rate of cesareans.
Advancements and cutting-edge science abound at the XXXV Congress of ESCRSIt will soon be time for the FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal to open its doors to the ophthalmic community for the 35th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), taking place between the 7th and 11th October 2017.
Early exposure to infection may benefit preterm infantsA new study detailing the impact of early infection, antibiotics, and vaccines in preterm infants also offers hope that new vaccine therapies could help decrease sepsis and long-term damage in this vulnerable population.
How to evaluate the guidelines of antibiotic reactions in surgeryEye surgeons should use intracameral antibiotics only in select situations; they should avoid aminoglycosides, and they should not use vancomycin as prophylaxis. Michael Jumper, MD, offered this perspective as part of an overview of antibiotics used in intraocular surgery during the Glaucoma Symposium at the 2017 Glaucoma 360 meeting.
New antibiotic approved for acute bacterial skin infectionsFDA approved the use of a new fluoroquinolone antibiotic to treat ABSSSI.
Fever without a source, think UTI first
Fever without a source, think UTI firstIn children aged older than 2 months, the pediatrician is often faced with the scenario of fever with no apparent source. Because symptoms in young patients are nonspecific and reliable urine samples require invasive testing, there can be a delay in both diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). This delay may be associated with increased risk of renal scarring and a longer duration symptomology for the young child.
Acute otitis media warrants 10 days of antibioticsEar infections remain a top reason for parents to bring their children to the pediatrician—and the top reason for antibiotic prescriptions among pediatric patients. Diagnosis and treatment methods vary, but a new study reveals that a 10-day course of treatment with antibiotics in cases of acute otitis media (AOM) may be the gold standard.
Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for acute respiratory infectionsParents often carry misperceptions about the advantages and disadvantages of antibiotic use for pediatric acute respiratory infections, according to an Australian survey in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
Watchful waiting is cost-effective in acute otitis mediaA recent study found that taking a watchful waiting approach when managing acute otitis media in qualifying children proves to be the more cost-effective strategy to follow.