Explore the latest in antibiotic use, overuse, resistance, and stewardship, including evolving antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and more.
This systematic review and meta-analysis reports on randomized clinical trials to identify evidence-based treatment agents and methods for patients with cellulitis.
This cohort study uses data from the Premier Healthcare Database to compare the causes, treatment, and outcomes in patients hopitalized with community-acquired pneumonia with and without alcohol use disorder.
This cohort study assesses the appropriateness of antibiotic prophylaxis prescriptions for infection prophylaxis before dental procedures using Truven, a US national integrated health claims database.
This Patient Page describes how and why children may be evaluated for penicillin allergy.
This systematic review and meta-analysis reviews 21 prospective trials to evaluate short-course antibiotic prophylaxis vs extended-course antibiotic prophylaxis with regard to rates of surgical site infection after ear, nose, throat, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
This Viewpoint describes how recommendations for optimizing the treatment of pediatric sepsis may have resulted in overdiagnosis and overuse of antibiotics.
This time series study evaluates whether increasing the threshold for identifying uropathogens is associated with a decrease in antimicrobial treatment.
This nested case-control study uses a large primary care population database in the United Kingdom to analyze the relative and absolute risk estimates of peripheral neuropathy among adults issued prescriptions for oral fluoroquinolone or amoxicillin-clavulanate antibiotics.
This medical record review investigates whether use of topical clindamycin and/or oral tetracyclines during management of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor–related papulopustular eruption is associated with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection.
This national cohort study assesses the association of type and duration of prophylaxis with surgical site infection, acute kidney injury, and Clostridium difficile infection.
This cross-sectional study uses deidentified commercial claims data to analyze antibiotic prescription practices associated with dermatologic procedures, including geographic variation.
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