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An Unsupported Preference for Intravenous Antibiotics
‘The more rapidly achieved peak antibiotic levels after intravenous dosing may be important when treating rapidly progressing infections such as severe sepsis and bacterial meningitis, …’ So start with IVs when they’re sick and you’re worried about them!
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6 days ago by aidan
Provision of social norm feedback to high prescribers of antibiotics in general practice: a pragmatic national randomised controlled trial - ScienceDirect

Social norm feedback from a high-profile messenger can substantially reduce antibiotic prescribing at low cost and at national scale; this outcome makes it a worthwhile addition to antimicrobial stewardship programmes."
public-economics  public-policy  antibiotics  health  to:read 
11 days ago by MarcK
World without Antibiotics | Public Books
Rather than sealing rifts, progress seems predictably to embolden preexisting fractures across lines of geography, race, class, and gender. In the London of Surgeon X, there are more than a hundred amputations a week, pharmacies are robbed for vital medications, and the poor use second-hand prosthetics that don’t quite fit. The kind of therapy available in the world envisioned by Kenney begins to look an awful lot like battlefield medicine, in which limited time and resources require salvage operations to prevent the loss of limbs or life, but not always both.
biomedicine  futurism  dystopia-is-here-it's-just-not-evenly-distributed  antibiotics 
4 weeks ago by Vaguery
First (unedited) version of our latest article on risks & benefits of prescribing is out! Thanks to my…
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10 weeks ago by cathmnet
Four Months of Rifampin or Nine Months of Isoniazid for Latent Tuberculosis in Adults | NEJM
> The 4-month regimen of rifampin was not inferior to the 9-month regimen of isoniazid for the prevention of active tuberculosis and was associated with a higher rate of treatment completion and better safety.
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11 weeks ago by porejide

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