8 percent using a broad-spectrum antibiotic
However, the effect of these messages may be limited because of lack of clarity regarding what constitutes a narrow- versus broad-spectrum antibiotic
On multivariate analysis, the strongest independent predictors for prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics
for acute upper respiratory tract infections were physician specialty and geographic region.
Subjects were given broad-spectrum antibiotics
Given the likelihood that a woman whose infection has failed to respond to broad-spectrum antibiotics
probably has an infected pelvic mass, it makes sense to routinely search for such a mass in nonresponders.
Recent discoveries regarding the importance of the human microbiota in human health and disease emphasize the need for narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents that avoid the collateral damage of broad-spectrum antibiotics
," said David Martin, M.
After adjustment for potential confounders, black race remained a significant protective factor against prescription of a broad-spectrum antibiotic
(adjusted odds ratio, 0.
Because broad-spectrum antibiotic
therapy had failed to treat the ulcer and because a pharyngeal culture obtained at the initial visit grew yeast, we considered a diagnosis of ulcerative fungal laryngitis.
This antibiotic destroys bacteria as effectively as ampicillin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic
, Moore and her colleagues report in the Feb.
4 million outpatient visits, the rate of inappropriate prescribing for these infections--use of a broad-spectrum antibiotic
when guidelines recommended a narrow-spectrum one--fell by nearly half in the intervention group over a year, compared with about one-fifth in the control group.
It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic
used to treat patients with moderate to severe infections.
The patient experienced no clinical improvement despite several courses of empiric broad-spectrum antibiotic
Because of persistent fever and newly developing lung infiltrates under broad-spectrum antibiotic
therapy, invasive fungal infection was suspected, and conventional amphotericin B was administered (1 mg/kg/d).
BOSTON -- Preventive antifungal therapy and changes in broad-spectrum antibiotic
use were associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of invasive candidiasis in neonatal intensive care units.
Those who were able to tolerate a liquid diet were continued on an oral broad-spectrum antibiotic
for a minimum of 1 week.