October 2017

CDC Designates November 13-19, 2017 Antibiotic Awareness Week

Published October 24, 2017

CDC has designated November 13-19, 2017 as Antibiotic Awareness Week.  Formerly known as Get Smart About Antibiotic Week, the goal of this one-week observance is to raise awareness of appropriate antibiotic use in the United States.  As in previous years, CDC has suggested a list of activities to promote appropriate antibiotic use which include: Highlight… Read More

Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Drug Events in Hospitalized Patients

Published October 10, 2017

Antibiotics are life-saving medications that make modern medical care such as surgical procedures, organ transplantations, cancer chemotherapy possible.  Unfortunately, their use can be associated with a number of adverse drug events (ADE) including allergic reactions, end-organ toxicity, colonization of and subsequent infection due to resistant bacteria, and Clostridium difficile infection. A previous study by Shehab N,… Read More

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