antibiotics

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.
Prenatal antibiotics increase risk of OM and ventilation tubes in childrenA recent study found that the maternal use of antibiotics during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of otitis media and the placement of ventilation tubes in the offspring, particularly when administered later in the pregnancy.
Poll: What is your first-line therapy for blepharitis?Do you reach first for warm compresses or lid scrubs? What about antibiotics? Weigh in!
Limiting duration of antibiotics in OM limits their effectivenessTreating children with acute otitis media with amoxicillin-clavulanate for 5 days is less effective than following standard 10-day treatment, according to a study in 520 such children who were aged 6 to 23 months.
Looking ahead to 2017: A urologist’s wish listHenry Rosevear, MD, discusses the ten things he’d like to see happen in 2017 for the field of urology.
New antibiotic for MRSA on the horizon
New antibiotic for MRSA on the horizonAs the healthcare profession continues to face challenges with antibiotic resistance, drugmakers are developing novel antibiotics that will be effective against some of the worst infections. One drugmaker submitted New Drug Applications (NDAs) for approval of IV and oral delafloxacin (Baxdela) to FDA.
How antibiotic overuse could lead to hay fever (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara explains an abstract presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress that examined whether early antibiotic exposure increases the risk of allergic rhinitis.