Tag Archive: antimicrobial resistance

May 5 2015

New Guideline Curbs Overuse of Antibiotics for Tonsillectomies

tonsillectomyThe American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery published a guideline in 2011 recommending that “clinicians should not routinely administer or prescribe perioperative antibiotics to children undergoing tonsillectomies.”

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Dec 3 2014

Optimal Antibiotic Use Wanes Without Clinician Feedback

antibioticClinicians must select antibiotics carefully, in order to maintain their effectiveness and limit antimicrobial resistance. Judicious use of antibiotics has important health benefits for children especially because they are prescribed so frequently, usually for outpatient acute respiratory tract infections.

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