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Antibiotic Safety

Antibiotics can have side effects, including allergic reactions and a potentially deadly diarrhea...

Adopting Evidence-Based Medicine in the Surgical Suite

Throughout many areas of hospitals, clinical teams are beginning to tap into standardized evidence-based data so that they can implement best practices as a way to supplement the knowledge gained through experience, colleagues,...

Optimizing Diagnosis & Management of Bartonella Infection

Research suggests that persistent infections are drivers of inflammatory symptoms, and many organisms have been strongly linked to chronic illness. One of the more recently appreciated microbes associated with human illness is...

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Call to Action

Over the past 30 years, many multidrug-resistant organisms have emerged across healthcare settings in the United States. At the same time, there has been a dramatic drop in the development and approval of new antibiotics. “The...

Welcome Guidelines for Managing Rhinosinusitis

Recent estimates suggest that the direct annual costs of sinusitis are approximately $5.8 billion in the United States, and nearly one in seven Americans is diagnosed with a sinus infection every year. Rhinosinusitis is one of...

CDI: Making the Case for Better Prevention Efforts

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common and sometimes fatal healthcare–associated infection. It manifests as diarrhea that often recurs and can progress to toxic megacolon, sepsis, and death. “The incidence,...

Procalcitonin & Antibiotic Decisions

The advent of antibiotic therapy has led to dramatic reductions in mortality and morbidity due to bacterial infections and sepsis. The overuse of antibiotics to treat infections, however, may expose patients to adverse events...

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