Tag Archive: infectious diseases

Dec 20 2016

New Strategies Needed to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Antibiotics

Sometimes half is better than whole. That’s the idea behind a new multicenter study that Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is participating in to compare a five-day (short) course of antibiotic therapy with a 10-day (standard) course of therapy to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-strategies-needed-reduce-childrens-exposure-antibiotics/

May 10 2016

Using Sociology to Outsmart Superbugs

One of the biggest looming threats to humanity’s future is a monster of our own inadvertent creation. This isn’t a summer superhero movie plot. It’s the frightening reality of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and other microbes, which arise over time as more bugs are exposed to more drugs, and evolve resistance to their effects.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/using-sociology-outsmart-superbugs/