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Recent use of oral antibiotics is associated with increased odds of nephrolithiasis

Recent Oral Antibiotics Use Tied to Higher Risk of Nephrolithiasis

Findings strongest among those with exposure at a young age and those with recent exposure
Five-day nitrofurantoin is associated with increased likelihood of clinical and microbiological resolution compared with single-dose fosfomycin among women with lower urinary tract infection

Five-Day Nitrofurantoin Beats Single-Dose Fosfomycin for UTI

Increased likelihood of clinical and microbiological resolution for uncomplicated UTI in women
Pharmacists have been involved in the recent progress made toward reducing hospital-acquired infections

Pharmacists Play Role in Cutting Hospital-Acquired Infections

Pharmacists involved in antibiotic surveillance, formulation of policies related to antibiotic use
The use of acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics during the first six months of infancy is tied to subsequent development of allergic disease

Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease

Findings for subsequent allergic disease following infant exposure in the first six months of life
The durations of most courses of antibiotic therapy for adult outpatients with sinusitis exceed guideline recommendations

Duration of Antibiotics Often Exceeds Guidelines for Sinusitis

More than 90 percent of non-azithromycin antibiotic courses were 10 days or longer for acute sinusitis
From 2013 to 2016

2013 to 2016 Saw No Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

No significant change in individual or overall annual antibiotic prescribing rates during study period
The antibiotic clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease

FDA Warns of Possible Heart Risks Linked to Clarithromycin

Agency advising doctors to consider prescribing other antibiotics to patients with coronary heart disease

Patient, Provider Characteristics Tied to Unnecessary Antibiotic Rx

Advanced practice practitioners may be more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in nursing home residents

Confusion Common in Seniors Prescribed Antibiotics for UTI

Confusion independently associated with receipt of antibiotics for UTI in nursing home residents
For women with urinary tract infections

Sulfonamides, Nitrofurantoin Being Given for UTI in Pregnancy

Nitrofurantoin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole prescribed first trimester despite ACOG recs