The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Issue 1532
Drugs for Common Bacterial Infections in Adults; Tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) for ALL; Correction; Ribociclib (Kisqali) for Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer (online only)
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Drugs for Common Bacterial Infections in Adults
Bacterial infections in adults are generally treated empirically, with the antibiotic covering most, but not all, of the potential causative pathogens. For some infections, culture and sensitivity testing can guide treatment, allowing for use of narrower-spectrum antibiotics. The recommended dosages and durations of antibiotic treatment for common respiratory, skin, and urinary tract infections are listed in Tables 1-3. Infectious disease experts now recommend shorter treatment durations for many infections to reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance and minimize adverse effects. ... more
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