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Rates of Macrolide Resistance in S. pneumoniae High Across the U.S.

Clinicians should consider alternatives to macrolide monotherapy as empiric therapy for suspected community-acquired bacterial pneumonia

Short-Course Antibiotics Noninferior for Pediatric Pneumonia

Short-course antibiotic therapy comparable to standard care for community-acquired pneumonia

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Common for Women With UTIs

Many women receive prescriptions for inappropriate agents or durations; rural women more likely to receive Rx with inappropriately long duration

Many Older Adults Keep and Use Leftover Antibiotics

Authors say further education is needed on appropriate uses of antibiotics

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Effective for Outpatients With Diverticulitis

As effective as metronidazole with fluoroquinolone, with reduced risk for one-year Clostridioides difficile infection

Opioid Use in Early Pregnancy Not Tied to Most Birth Defects

Second study shows no association for use of macrolides during pregnancy with increase in major birth defects

In Utero Exposure to Antibiotics May Up Asthma Risk in Vaginally Born

Antibiotic exposure in second to third trimester, but not in first trimester, linked to increased odds of asthma at age 11

Routine Use of Antibiotics After Sinus Surgery Questioned

Small randomized trial shows similar infection rates, more diarrhea with antibiotic versus placebo after endoscopic sinus surgery

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