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Fully 67.8% of patients received antibiotics for longer than recommended.
Viruses account for 61.4% of cases in young kids, with RSV the most common viral cause and the leading cause of severe pneumonia.
The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.
About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.
A phase 3 trial shows ceftazidime-avibactam "non-inferior" to meropenem.
Fever, crackling in the lungs, high pulse, and low blood oxygen may be predictive.
More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.
Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.
A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.
Only 54% of US workers with asthma had received the recommended pneumococcal vaccine.
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