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That is, for any increase (decrease) in no antibiotic use, there must be a compensating decrease (increase) in the probability of any broad-spectrum antibiotic use and/or narrow-spectrum-only antibiotic use.
However, the effect of these messages may be limited because of lack of clarity regarding what constitutes a narrow- versus broad-spectrum antibiotic. For example, few participants in our study were able to confidently categorize macrolides and penicillins, which are among the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics (33), as broad or narrow spectrum.
Following treatment for 24 hours with broad-spectrum antibiotics, Neurosurgery was consulted for possible surgical intervention.
Given the serious consequences of unwanted pregnancy, a cautious approach is advisable when prescribing a short-term broad-spectrum antibiotic to women using COC.
Sometimes, a parent will request a broad-spectrum antibiotic such as amoxycillin to fit in with school.
Key recommendations include early goal-directed resuscitation of the septic patient during the first 6 hours after recognition, blood cultures before antibiotic therapy, imaging studies performed promptly to confirm potential source of infection, and administration of broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy within 1 hour of diagnosis of septic shock or severe sepsis without septic shock.
PZ-601 is a novel broad-spectrum antibiotic in Phase II development against potentially deadly drug-resistant infections, including MRSA and ESBL strains.
One of them, the common broad-spectrum antibiotic ciprofloxacin, registered at about 30,000 ppb.
THE knee-jerk reaction of many doctors over the last half-century faced with a patient showing all the signs of a bacterial infection has been to prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
AzaSite contains the drug azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic formulated with DuraSite(R), InSite Vision's patented drug-delivery vehicle, which offers the benefit of a less frequent, low-dosing regimen, attractive to both the eye-care patient and physician.
In their studies, the Michigan researchers first treat mice for several days with the broad-spectrum antibiotic cefoperazone to destroy the gut flora.
It's also wise to prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylactically, particularly if the hematoma is incised.