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Treatment Success Seen With Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Appendicitis

Seven days of oral antibiotics noninferior to two days of intravenous followed by oral antibiotics

Radiation Rx for Prostate Cancer Can Cause Financial Pain: Study

Single-Drug Regimen Now Advised for Uncomplicated Gonorrhea

Single 500-mg intramuscular dose of ceftriaxone recommended for uncomplicated urogenital, anorectal, pharyngeal gonorrhea

HealthDay Reports: Good Outcomes Seen in Hospitalized Pregnant Women With COVID-19

Timing of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Examined for C-Section

Risk for surgical site infection not increased for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis after cord clamping versus before incision

Antibiotic Therapy Before Age 2 May Affect Child Health

Guidance Provided for Antibiotic Stewardship in Pediatrics

ASPs should be established to improve antibiotic prescribing, should include specialists with pediatric expertise

ctm -- B 11/4 Not All Pediatric Heart Tests Are Necessary

Antibiotic Therapy Before Age 2 May Affect Child Health

Risk for childhood onset of health conditions increased for those with early-life antibiotic exposure

ACS: Antibiotics Noninferior to Appendectomy for Appendicitis

Tool Could Optimize Antibiotic Prescribing for UTI

Authors say decision support tool could help reduce antibiotic resistance by cutting use of broad-spectrum antibiotics

Patients using QT-prolonging drugs have an increased risk for cardiac events in association with azithromycin versus amoxicillin

Some Patients Have Increase in Cardiac Events With Azithromycin

Risk for cardiac events higher with azithromycin versus amoxicillin in those using QT-prolonging drugs
Intravenous antibiotics do not achieve greater sustained eradication of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with cystic fibrosis compared with oral therapy

IV, Oral Antibiotics Comparable for Treating P. aeruginosa in CF

Results do not support use of IV antibiotics to eradicate P. aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis, authors say
Antibiotics are noninferior to appendectomy for treatment of appendicitis

ACS: Antibiotics Noninferior to Appendectomy for Appendicitis

However, complications occurred more often in the antibiotics group than in the appendectomy group
Early empiric antibacterial therapy use is high in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Early Use of Empiric Antibacterial Therapy Common in COVID-19

Likelihood of receiving antibiotics higher for more severe illness, at for-profit hospitals