NICU study assesses effort to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use

05/22/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

An antimicrobial stewardship program in four NICUs eliminated some, but not all, instances of antibiotic use that could be considered inappropriate, according to findings presented at a meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. "Although total antibiotic use was unchanged, we may have decreased selective pressure due to decreased redundant use -- the use of two drugs from the same drug class -- and the unwarranted use of broad spectrum antibiotics," Dr. Sameer Patel of Columbia University Medical Center said.

View Full Article in:

Medscape (free registration)

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Chief Financial Officer
B. E. Smith
Miramar, FL
Claims Director
PacificSource
Springfield, OR
Consultant
Attest Health Care Advisors
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney
Coats and Bennett PLLC
Cary, NC
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA