n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Duration of antimicrobial therapy : more about... bacterial diseases
|Article Title||Duration of antimicrobial therapy : more about... bacterial diseases|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jun 2010|
The appropriate duration of therapy is often open to question. Extended antimicrobial therapy is associated with selection of resistant organisms, adverse events, expense and poor patient compliance. Evidence suggests that a short duration of treatment is as effective as a longer course of treatment for certain common community-acquired infections, such as acute otitis media, acute bacterial sinusitis, infectious exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, community-acquired pneumonia,and acute pyelonephritis.
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