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CDC Recommends Doxycycline PEP for Gay Men, Transgender Women

Men who have sex with men and transgender women should be offered a prescription for doxy PEP for preventing STIs

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Identified in Safety-Net Populations

Second study describes inappropriate prescribing in emergency departments in the United States

Following Drop After COVID-19 Onset, Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Is Up

Initial decrease seen in proportion with inappropriate prescription, followed by subsequent increase

Reduced Vancomycin Susceptibility Tied to Poorer C. Diff Outcomes

Poorer outcomes seen for 30-day sustained clinical response and 14-day initial cure rates

Multisite QI Collaborative Increases Appropriate Pediatric Antibiotic Use

Increase seen in median adherence to empirical, definitive, and duration of antibiotic therapy during intervention period

ACP: Next-Generation Antibiotics Underused for Gram-Negative Infections

41.5 percent of difficult-to-treat resistance episodes were treated exclusively with traditional agents

Computer Prompts Could Reduce Empiric Antibiotic Use for UTI

17.4 percent reduction seen in empiric extended-spectrum days of therapy, with no increase in safety outcomes

Study Identifies Factors That Affect Antibiotic Prescribing for Acne

Five themes affect long-term prescribing, including perceived lack of evidence to justify change, discomfort discussing contraception

Penicillin Allergy Can Be Delabeled by Nonallergy Providers

In a recent study, the majority of patients were delabeled with no serious allergic reactions

FDA Approves New Antibiotic for Three Indications

Zevtera approved for S. aureus bloodstream infections, acute bacterial skin/skin structure infections, and bacterial pneumonia