Posts Tagged ‘antibiotic prophylaxis’

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Vesicoureteral Reflux

Posted by • June 6th, 2014

Are Charlie’s kidneys backed up?  Does he need antibiotics?  His parents want to know if 2-year-old Charlie is going to be on long-term antibiotics to prevent any new bladder infections.  He’s just finished treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI).    You explain that a voiding cystourethrogram will need to be done first to categorize the… Read More…

CIED Infections

Posted by • August 31st, 2012

Our latest review article in the Clinical Practice series is, “Infections of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices,” and comes from Drs. Larry Baddour, Yong-Mei Cha, and Walter Wilson at the Mayo Clinic. The use of CIEDs has increased in recent years, owing largely to the expansion of their functions and of indications for their use. Despite the… Read More…

A CFTR Potentiator in Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by • November 2nd, 2011

A child born with cystic fibrosis (CF) as recently as four decades ago couldn’t expect to live much beyond age 10.  Now, therapeutic advances have increased that median survival to over 37 years.  Current interventions, however –airway clearance, antibiotic prophylaxis, exercise and nutrition among them – are based largely on slowing the inevitable progression of… Read More…