Extra inpatient costs may top $4,000, though confirmatory testing doesn’t confirm most reported allergies.
Stewardship, monitoring, education, and thoughtful de-escalation can help avoid the overuse of sepsis drugs.
Ceftazidime/avibactam is the first new option in years for treatment of HABP/VABP caused by Gram-negative bacteria.
It’s important for physicians to know the policies that are aligned with, and those that may undermine, what they’re doing to improve their...
Several factors were predictive of mortality risk in hospitalized patients with multidrug resistant Gram-negative infections.
William Ford, MD, SFHM
A brief roundup of HM-centric research.
While antibiotic stewardship is an issue relevant to nearly all hospitalists, for pediatric patients the considerations can be unique.
SAN DIEGO – Community-acquired multidrug-resistant infections included MRSA, Clostridium difficile, and gram-negative infections.
SAN DIEGO – But physicians often prescribed vancomycin anyway, accumulating potentially avoidable treatment days.
SAN DIEGO – Patients colonized with MRSA are at high risk of MRSA infection both in the predischarge and postdischarge time periods, results from...