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Tackling ED boarding

Hospitalists can take ownership to reduce risks for patients, especially elderly ones.
21 Feb 2024

New combo antibiotic shows success against complicated urinary tract infections

Microbiologic and clinical recovery occurred in 70.6% of hospitalized patients randomized to an investigational beta-lactam and beta-lactamase inhibitor combination for urinary tract infection compared to 58% of patients given meropenem, an industry-funded trial found.
21 Feb 2024

Inpatient antibiotic stewardship programs decreased antibiotic use but not infection rates

Although the nine studied hospitals successfully decreased their use of targeted antibiotics, rates of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa did not improve.
22 Jul 2020

Hospital clinicians don't often use antibiograms when prescribing, survey finds

Among 193 respondents from seven U.S. health care systems, 26.9% of hospital clinicians said they used antibiograms more than once a month and 16.1% did not know that their facility had an antibiogram available.
21 Feb 2024

Novel metric may improve measurement of antibiotic stewardship efforts

Days of antibiotic spectrum coverage may be a more accurate metric than days of therapy for evaluating programs that promote use of narrow-spectrum antibiotic agents, a study found.
22 Dec 2021

Short-course antibiotics in low-risk MSSA bacteremia did not increase mortality risk

Patients receiving six to 10 days of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia had similar 90-day mortality and relapse rates compared to those who got 10 to 16 days of therapy in a retrospective Danish study.
10 Mar 2021

Individualized short-course antibiotics noninferior to usual care for VAP

In a randomized open-label trial, 41% of ICU patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) who received antibiotics for seven days or less died or had pneumonia recurrence at 60 days versus 44% of those who received usual care.
31 Jan 2024

Longer antibiotic delay intervals associated with hospital mortality in patients with suspected sepsis

While both time from ED triage to antibiotic order and time from antibiotic order to infusion were associated with increased hospital mortality, this was true only for longer delays, indicating that a one-hour antibiotic administration target may be too aggressive, study authors said.
24 Feb 2021

February 21, 2024

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Advice from ACP supports short courses of antibiotics for several common infections

Because at least 30% of antibiotic use is considered unnecessary, best practices were issued on treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and uncomplicated bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia, uncomplicated urinary tract infection, and cellulitis.
7 Apr 2021

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