It should also be noted that the importance of obtaining culture and gram stain of infected tissue prior to the initiation of empiric treatment
cannot be overemphasized.
No tests were performed, and the patient was given a prescription for the antimalarial mefloquine for empiric treatment
of suspected malaria.
7 Even for neonates with established bacterial infections, the empiric treatment
may have its demerits because there's evidence that epidemiology of the type of organisms isolated in early-onset infection is changing, with gram negative bacilli increasing, taking over classical group B streptococci.
Exclusion criteria were: (I) hospital admission during the 14-day period prior to admission; (II) diagnosis of tuberculosis or starting empiric treatment
with anti-tuberculosis agents within the first 24 hours after admission; and (III) CAP-directed therapy consisting of antibiotic agents other than ceftriaxone and/or clarithromycin.
This finding is of clinical significance and calls for continuous surveillance of antibiograms to guide empiric treatment
of partners of female or heterosexual male patients diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia using expedited partner therapy (having the index patient deliver therapy to the partner) decreases the risk of persistent or recurrent infection in the index patient (strength of recommendation [SOR]:A, meta-analysis).
with clomiphene citrate plus intrauterine insemination (IUI) for as many as three cycles
A diagnosis of isolated uvulitis was made, and the patient was admitted for airway observation and empiric treatment
with methylprednisolone, ranitidine, ciprofloxacin, and metronidazole (she was allergic to penicillin, clindamycin, macrolides, and sulfa-containing drugs).
Most physicians either initiate empiric treatment
at the first visit or wait 24 to 48 hours for urine culture results.
Infectious disease specialists and PCPs both selected Zosyn as their most prescribed and preferred agent for empiric treatment
of suspected gram-negative pathogens in hospital-acquired pneumonia.
However, routine empiric treatment
of patients with pharyngitis or upper respiratory tract infections with antibiotics has contributed greatly to the worsening of antimicrobial resistance among many common pathogens while failing to provide clinical benefit to patients with pharyngitis that is not caused by GAS.