A trial in Germany found that primary care practices where patients and physicians received information on guideline recommendations and antibiotic resistance and physicians received feedback were less likely to use antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).
7 Nov 2023
ACP's recent Best Practice Advice for antibiotic stewardship, the College's second guidance on the topic, is meant to improve patient care and combat antibiotic resistance.
1 Oct 2021
A 79-year-old man is evaluated for dyspnea that has been worsening insidiously over the past year. He has an 8-year history of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with no exacerbations in the past year. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?
29 Aug 2023
The AMR Challenge calls on medical organizations, governments, and private industry to commit to taking actionable steps to combat antibiotic resistance around the world.
2 Oct 2018
At least two million people each year in the United States are infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of these infections.
1 Apr 2017
A randomized trial in the U.K. found that 12 months of doxycycline did not improve chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations overall versus placebo but may have reduced rates in patients with severe disease or lower blood eosinophil counts.
25 Jul 2023
New fact sheets aim to facilitate communication by providing information about common health conditions and offering questions patients may want to ask their health care professionals.
23 Aug 2016
As of Jan. 1, 2020, all ambulatory practices accredited by The Joint Commission, including those providing medical or dental services and urgent care, must meet new antimicrobial stewardship requirements.
1 Jan 2020
General internists are poised to assume a key role in tackling the increasingly formidable threat of antimicrobial resistance.
1 May 2017
Metronidazole injection recalledRotarix OK for use again
25 May 2010