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Delayed Antibiotic Prescriptions for Children: DAP, IAP, vs NAP

Background: Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a common reason for medical visits in kids.  Most RTIs are self-limited and the addition of antibiotics rarely alters the course of disease. However, antibiotics are frequently prescribed for these conditions.  Antibiotic overuse is …

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Pediatrics

Are Antibiotics for Sepsis in One Hour Feasible in the ED?

Background: Despite minimal high-quality supporting evidence (Seymour 2017, Liu 2017, Ferrer 2014, Sterling 2015), regulatory bodies have pushed for benchmark times for administration of antibiotics in patients with sepsis. While most clinicians would agree that in patients with septic shock …

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Infectious Disease

Utility of Antibiotics in Abscess Management – Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Skin and soft tissue abscesses are a common emergency department (ED) presentation. The approach to management has changed little in recent decades: incision and drainage (I+D) and then discharge home with follow up. However, increasing rates of methicillin-resistant staph aureus …

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Infectious Disease

Do Patients with Epistaxis Managed by Nasal Packing Require Prophylactic Antibiotics?

Epistaxis is a common Emergency Department (ED) complaint with over 450,000 visits per year and a lifetime incidence of 60% (Gifford 2008, Pallin 2005). Posterior epistaxis is considerably less common than anterior epistaxis and represents about 5-10% of all presentations. …

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