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Using broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as quinolones or imipenem, first line, contributes more to the problem of antibiotic resistance than does prescribing narrow-spectrum antibiotics such as amoxicillin, cephalexin, or trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole.
MEPS-HC respondents may report one or multiple conditions that each drug fill was intended to treat and respondents may report using both a broad- and a narrow-spectrum antibiotic to treat the same condition.
Broad-spectrum agents were widely thought to be more successful for curing an infection than narrow-spectrum antibiotics.
One reason that the AAP seems confident in recommending a narrow-spectrum antibiotic for AOM in an intact eardrum is that a large number of cases--84%--resolve spontaneously.
The majority of antibiotic prescriptions at all sites belonged to first-line, narrow-spectrum antibiotic groups (penicillin, amoxicillin, erythromycin) (Table 2A).
Only 10 of our 83 patients (12%) were infected with more than one organism, which suggests that narrow-spectrum antibiotic coverage might be as effective as a broad-spectrum agent.
Physicians who get a positive result can then target antibiotic therapy immediately by prescribing a narrow-spectrum antibiotic, reducing the risk of resistant organisms, he noted.
Jay Grobowsky, president and CEO of DoctorDirectory, said, "We see MOXATAG as a unique first-line narrow-spectrum antibiotic for the treatment of pharyngitis and tonsillitis and an ideal product for our IncreaseRx[R] solution.
Reviewing the need for early and Early identification of bacteria appropriate investigation, eg and antibiotic susceptibility blood cultures, for patients promotes shift from broad to suspected to have serious narrow-spectrum antibiotics.
2014) considered narrow-spectrum antibiotics to be penicillin, cloxacillin, cephalexin, cefadroxil, and erythromycin, and all other antibiotics were considered broad-spectrum.
Hofto, begin to address concerns about the impact of guidelines that recommend narrow-spectrum antibiotics for uncomplicated CAP and reserve third-generation cephalosporins for complicated pneumonias.

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