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Consensus Document: Management of the complications of long term indwelling catheters

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:20h | UTC

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and Nurses (BAUN) Consensus Document: Management of the Complications of Long Term Indwelling Catheters – BJU International

 


ACP Guidance: Appropriate Use of Short-Course Antibiotics in Common Infections

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:12h | UTC

Appropriate Use of Short-Course Antibiotics in Common Infections: Best Practice Advice From the American College of Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine

Summary for Patients: Appropriate Use of Short-Course Antibiotics in Common Infections: Best Practice Advice From the American College of Physicians

News release: ACP best practice advice: Shorter course of antibiotics may be appropriate for some common infection – American College of Physicians

 


Many hospitalized Covid-19 patients are given antibiotics. That’s a problem

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:33h | UTC

Many hospitalized Covid-19 patients are given antibiotics. That’s a problem – STAT

 


Consensus Document: Management of superficial and deep surgical site infection

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:33h | UTC

Management of superficial and deep surgical site infection: an international multidisciplinary consensus – Updates in Surgery

Related Guidelines: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery AND Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization AND Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence AND APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

 


Antimicrobial resistance in ICUs: an update in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

30 Mar, 2021 | 03:21h | UTC

Antimicrobial resistance in ICUs: an update in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic – Current Opinion in Critical Care

 


RCT: Discontinuing betalactam treatment after 3 days as good as 8 days of treatment for stable patients with community-acquired pneumonia in non-critical care wards

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:25h | UTC

Discontinuing β-lactam treatment after 3 days for patients with community-acquired pneumonia in non-critical care wards (PTC): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, non-inferiority trial – The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


State of the Art Review | Management of colonic diverticulitis

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:14h | UTC

Management of colonic diverticulitis – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:13h | UTC

Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections – Frontiers in Medicine

Related: Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): updated guidelines from the UK – JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance

 


Nephrotoxicity from Vancomycin Combined with Piperacillin-Tazobactam: A Comprehensive Review

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:01h | UTC

Nephrotoxicity from Vancomycin Combined with Piperacillin-Tazobactam: A Comprehensive Review – American Journal of Nephrology

 


Systematic review: Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing pneumococcal infection in children with sickle cell disease

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:09h | UTC

Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing pneumococcal infection in children with sickle cell disease – Cochrane Library

 


Study: More than half of antibiotics prescribed in US hospitals were not consistent with recommended prescribing practices

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:44h | UTC

Assessment of the Appropriateness of Antimicrobial Use in US Hospitals

Commentary: New findings spur call to reduce improper antibiotic use in hospitals – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Most patients with allergy to Penicillin can be given Cefazolin

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:41h | UTC

Assessment of the Frequency of Dual Allergy to Penicillins and Cefazolin: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Surgery

Commentary: Common antibiotic can safely be given to most surgery patients despite penicillin allergy – Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: No benefit from probiotic therapy in critical illness

16 Mar, 2021 | 01:30h | UTC

Early and sustained Lactobacillus plantarum probiotic therapy in critical illness: the randomised, placebo-controlled, restoration of gut microflora in critical illness trial (ROCIT) – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: 5 days of high-dose amoxicillin therapy noninferior to 10 days for the treatment of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia

9 Mar, 2021 | 02:29h | UTC

Short-Course Antimicrobial Therapy for Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia: The SAFER Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Rightsizing Treatment for Pneumonia in Children

Commentary: Five days of antibiotics fine for children with pneumonia – McMaster University

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Prevention of Clostridioides difficile in hospitals: A position paper of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

7 Mar, 2021 | 18:58h | UTC

Prevention of Clostridioides difficile in hospitals: A position paper of the International Society for Infectious Diseases – International Journal of Infectious Diseases

 


Systematic Review: Different classes of antibiotics given to women routinely for preventing infection at cesarean section

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Different classes of antibiotics given to women routinely for preventing infection at caesarean section – Cochrane Library

Summary: Comparing different types of antibiotics given routinely to women at caesarean section to reduce infections – Cochrane Library

 


Respiratory microbiome in mechanically ventilated patients: a narrative review

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:14h | UTC

Respiratory microbiome in mechanically ventilated patients: a narrative review – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Action Framework: Leveraging vaccines to reduce antibiotic use and prevent antimicrobial resistance

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:08h | UTC

Leveraging Vaccines to Reduce Antibiotic Use and Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance: a WHO Action Framework – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


Addressing Antibiotic Overuse in the Outpatient Setting: Lessons From Behavioral Economics

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Addressing Antibiotic Overuse in the Outpatient Setting: Lessons From Behavioral Economics – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Chronic suppurative otitis media: Cochrane evidence on treatment options

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Chronic suppurative otitis media (infection and inflammation of the middle ear): Cochrane evidence on treatment options – Evidently Cochrane

 


Studies: Secondary infections in patients with severe COVID-19

2 Mar, 2021 | 02:05h | UTC

Secondary Infections in Patients with Severe COVID-19 – NEJM Journal Watch

Study 1: Nosocomial infections associated to COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: clinical characteristics and outcome – Intensive Care Medicine

Study 2: COVID-19 increased the risk of ICU-acquired bloodstream infections: a case–cohort study from the multicentric OUTCOMEREA network – Intensive Care Medicine

 


Guideline: Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:50h | UTC

Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): updated guidelines from the UK – JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic review: Safety and efficacy of de-labelling penicillin allergy in adults using direct oral challenge

2 Mar, 2021 | 01:46h | UTC

Safety and efficacy of de-labelling penicillin allergy in adults using direct oral challenge: a systematic review – JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


PRO-CON Debate: Are Carbapenems necessary for all infections caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Enterobacterales?

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:43h | UTC

PRO: Carbapenems should be used for ALL infections caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Enterobacterales – JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance

CON: Carbapenems are NOT necessary for all infections caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Enterobacterales – JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance

Editorial: Navigating treatment approaches for presumed ESBL-producing infections

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Sepsis treatment: Another trial shows no benefit from the combination of Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Hydrocortisone

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:25h | UTC

Effect of Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Hydrocortisone on Ventilator- and Vasopressor-Free Days in Patients With Sepsis: The VICTAS Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, and Thiamine for Treatment of Sepsis: Making Evidence Matter

Related: The VITAMINS Randomized Clinical Trial: Vitamin C, Hydrocortisone, and Thiamine Not beneficial for Patients with Sepsis (study and commentaries)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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