Posts Tagged ‘antimicrobial therapy’

Antimicrobial Therapy for Intraabdominal Infection

Posted by • May 20th, 2015

When the paramedics wheeled Mr. L into the Emergency Department, you knew exactly what to do.  Low blood pressure: establish good IV access and start fluids. Fever of 102 and left lower quadrant abdominal pain: obtain blood cultures, order antibiotics, and get him to the CT scanner once his vitals stabilize. In medical school, you think… 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…

Otitis Media

Posted by • January 14th, 2011

In the Original Article by Hoberman et al., “Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in Children under 2 Years of Age,” amoxicillin–clavulanate for 10 days had a modest but measurable benefit with respect to the time to resolution of symptoms but was associated with an increased frequency of diarrhea and diaper-area dermatitis. Acute otitis media is the… Read More…