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Multipart primary care intervention reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics for UTIs in women

A trial in Germany found that primary care practices where patients and physicians received information on guideline recommendations and antibiotic resistance and physicians received feedback were less likely to use antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/11/07/1.htm
7 Nov 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for multiple myeloma

A 64-year-old man is evaluated following a recent diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Chemotherapy is planned to begin in 14 days. Which prophylactic therapy is indicated today?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/05/3.htm
5 Dec 2023

Applying ACP's advice for shorter courses of antibiotics

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.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2021/10/applying-acps-advice-for-shorter-courses-of-antibiotics.htm
1 Oct 2021

Inappropriate outpatient antibiotics linked to adverse drug events, excess health care costs

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/11/15/4.htm
15 Nov 2022

New strategies required to battle antibiotic overuse

At least two million people each year in the United States are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/04/antibiotics.htm
1 Apr 2017

Antibiotic stewardship improved prescribing for suspected UTI in frail older adults

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for suspected urinary tract infections (UTIs) was reduced in practices and facilities assigned to use a decision tool instead of usual care, particularly for patients with dementia, a randomized trial in Europe found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/02/28/5.htm
28 Feb 2023

Clinician education, feedback led to fewer inappropriate antibiotics for respiratory tract infections

A stepped-wedge cluster randomized study in 31 primary care practices found that the proportion of visits with an antibiotic prescription decreased from 35.2% to 23.0% after an intervention involving clinician education and monthly peer comparison feedback.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/07/13/5.htm
13 Jul 2021

New findings on antiviral flu treatment

A recent study raises doubts about whether oseltamivir should be promoted as a way to prevent hospitalization in low-risk patients.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/new-findings-on-antiviral-flu-treatment.htm
1 Nov 2023

Fluoroquinolones associated with aortic aneurysms compared to other antibiotics

The association was present across all age groups (≥35 to <65 years) and was consistent across sex and comorbidities.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/01/12/5.htm
12 Jan 2021

Nearly half of inpatients with pneumonia or urinary tract infection were overprescribed antibiotics after discharge

The most common types of antibiotic overuse after discharge included excess duration for pneumonia and unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria, a retrospective cohort study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/09/22/5.htm
22 Sep 2020

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